What are micro jobs?
A micro job is a small, paid task. The word “job” may be misleading as the person performing the micro job is usually a freelancer, not an employee. Micro jobs can range from online tasks, crowdsourcing projects, and online services marketplaces, and these types of jobs are perfect for the digital nomad.
If you are an entrepreneurial type, you may want to consider setting up your own website and offering your services on your own. These micro-job sites are a great way to gain experience, testimonials, and samples. Potential clients will want to see proof that you have the skills to complete their jobs in a professional and efficient manner. These sites will help you establish your credentials if you are a writer, researcher, editor, proofreader, web designer – or just about any digital job you can imagine – without committing to a website and business. You can set your own hours and even decide to remain using the sites on a full-time basis if you don’t want the extra hassle of setting up and maintaining your own website.
Be creative and try a few different fields for which you qualify. You may discover untapped talents in research or copywriting and launch a new career!
Fiverr*: Fiverr is the world’s largest marketplace for digital services. Fiverr enables you to browse the selection of freelancers offering services, and to place orders in just one click. A service offered on Fiverr is called a Gig.
I have used Fiverr for logos, website development, and technical WordPress issues and have been very satisfied with the results.
Amazon Mechanical Turk: Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) operates a marketplace for work that requires human intelligence. The MTurk web service enables companies to programmatically access this marketplace and a diverse, on-demand workforce. Developers can leverage this service to build human intelligence directly into their applications.
Upwork: Upwork is a great place to find more clients, and to run and grow your own freelance business. On Upwork, you run your own business and choose your own clients and projects. There is a wide variety of jobs and high pay. The greater the success you have on projects, the more likely you are to get hired by clients that use Upwork.
Appen: Appen helps leading companies expand into new global markets. We create a better experience for customers by improving search engines, social media platforms, eCommerce sites and more. With a crowd of over 1 million flexible people in over 130 countries working in more than 180 languages and dialects, we help our clients ramp up their teams so they can respond to ever-changing customer needs.
Clickworker: Clickworker supports you with our micro-tasking industry solutions and provides thousands of data sets. These data sets are collected, created, or processed by our global crowd of more than 1.2m Clickworkers located in 136 countries. They have top-notch quality assurances practices and have completed over 1 million projects.