What is a Microtask?

Microtasks let you make money doing small jobs.

Microtasks let you make money doing small jobs.


If you’ve spent any time searching for at-home gigs online, you’ve likely come across the term “microtask.” Essentially, microtasks are small work tasks that combine together to form a larger result. Tasks suitable for microtask work are those that cannot be completed by a single person or small team but that require human workers (because they cannot be computerized completely.)
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How to Get to a Gig or Temporary Job When You Don’t Have a Car

Bike to work

Bike to work

Whether you’re trying to make it across town to play in a band at a late-night after party or need reliable transport for a part-time morning shift at a seasonal boutique, having a car can feel like a requirement for getting gigs. Fortunately, there are plenty of other options if you’re temporarily or permanently carless.
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Create Craft Tutorial Videos to Make Extra Cash

Handpainted Shoes by

Handpainted Shoes by Kilgast

If you make crafts and sell them online on sites like Etsy or at local markets and fairs, you might make even more money teaching others how to make their own crafts. Whether you create custom decorated shoes or make jewelry, someone out there probably wants to learn how to do it too.

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What is Crowdsourcing and How Can You Find Crowdsourced Work?

blogging pic Crowdsourcing is when a company uses a large pool of workers to complete simple tasks quickly and efficiently. Usually, these tasks require a human to complete them because a computer cannot handle them. The tasks tend to be repetitive and there are often too many individual task items for a single person or small in-house team at the company to handle.

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Making Money from Amazon MTurk: Tips and Tricks for Mechanical Turk

Photo by @Saigon on Flickr

Photo by @Saigon on Flickr

When it comes to commerce, Amazon is one of the biggest players around- but if you’re looking to make extra cash, Amazon also offers plenty of opportunities. MTurk is Amazon’s gig marketplace, which means they work with other companies to provide small gigs for workers to complete for money.
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