Easy step-by-step making money online for students and freelancers
As a student, I have tried to get money from side jobs. Starting from opening a custom doll and gift business and selling it online, teaching part-time homeschooling students, offering college consulting services, until I arrived at the choice of being a transcriber last year and filling out online surveys on various sites.
This time, I want to share how I make money online. You can read carefully and follow the steps. You can start to try if you are interested too. How you make money is determined by your steps now. So, let's get started.
first: being a transcriber
What is transcriber?
Transcription is an activity to convert sound recordings into words exactly as they sound. Transcriber is a person who do transcription. It takes accuracy, very good hearing, concentration and the ability to copy words accurately.
Are special abilities needed?
To be a transcriber requires accuracy. But do not rule out the possibility, everyone can become a transcriber, as long as they want to keep practicing, obeying the written procedures, and learning from mistakes. You will not need any expreriences, you just need to have to have good English skills. You will not need to be a fast typer too, this job gives around 6 hours to transcribe, so it's enough time even for slow typers.
How it works?
Everyday I will have something from clients to transcribe on website. I need to log in, check the availabity transcription job and choose the job, then starting transcribing. I can do as much or a little as I want, whenever I want. I do transcribing directly on the website, so I don't need to download any software. Once I finish the transcription, I need to submit it. Then, a reviewer will checking my works and give rate on each work.
I started being a transcriber in mid-2018 at the largest transcript service site under Parker Corporation LP, based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, namely GoTranscript. So far I get paid on time every Friday through a Paypal account. Therefore, it is highly recommended to have a Paypal account first. For how to create a Paypal account, you can read it here.
Besides PayPal, GoTranscript allows you to withdraw your balance through a Payoneer account. But, so far I use PayPal and withdraw directly to my debit card, because I don't have a credit card. Withdrawals also go well, without problems and are always on time so I recommend using PayPal which is much more popular to use. But it never hurts you to use Payoneer if you are comfortable using it.
For payment, I get paid around $15 for 7 transcriptions within a week. If I do transcription jobs more, then I will get more dollars.
For example, if I consistently make 7 transcriptions every week, then I can make $60/month and within a year I can make $720 as my savings. I set myself how many dollars I want to make, so that I am not attached to the target. This allows me to work flexibly according to the time of my availability.
So, if you want to start being a transcriber, you can start by following step-by-step to become a transcriber in GoTranscript here.
Easy step-by-step being a transcriber
1. Click here to start applying and signing up in gotranscript.com.
2. After the display appears as the image above, scroll down and click "Apply now".
3. Click "Sign Up" to start creating a GoTranscript account.
4. You can create your account via email or use a Facebook or Gmail account.
5. You will go to the apply page which contains a quiz to apply to the transcriber position. However, make sure you read the guidelines first. All quiz answers are based on guidelines. At this stage GoTranscript only wants to test your understanding of the transcription guidelines set by them. If you face any difficulties finishing the quiz, don't hesitate to contact me.
6. Next, click "Confirm" to submit your quiz results. Then, you will need to finish video transcription too. Just follow the steps on the screen.
7. You will get email from like the image down below if you finally pass the quiz and video trancription test. Then you can start working as a trancriber.
8. To start working, you can simply log in to your GoTranscript account, go to the header and click "Work".
9. Then, click "Transcription Jobs" and choose "1. Available".
10. You will find available transcription jobs and choose which work you want to transcript by click the green button written "Make my job". Now, you can start working and earn money as a transcriber.
That's all how I make money being a transcriber. I did not spend money at all for registration so IT'S TOTALLY FREE. In addition to being a transcriber, I do other things to collect dollars by filling out online surveys.
second: filling online survey
What is online survey?
Online survey is online questionnaires to grow a company’s research pool or provide valued input. I completes questionnaires which match my profile and company's needs.
How it works?
Once registered, I open up the door to endless opportunities for earnings through surveys with the platform. I get to choose how I get paid. I can choose to be paid in an electronic format such as PayPal and Payoneer. All I need to do is just answer the questions in the questionnaires according to my real situations. It takes 15-30 minutes to finish 1 survey, more or less.
I make money in ySense by filling their online surveys. ySense provides more valuable tools and earning options which always be an easier ways for me to do. ySense was created to open up opportunities for people from every corner of the Earth. With just a few clicks, I can start earning money on ySense from the comfort of my home. So, here we go!
Easy step-by-step working online survey
1. Click here to signing up and creating new account.
2. Fill in "Email" and "Password" box, then click "Join Now" button.
3. Check all agree options and click "Agree and Continue".
4. After completing all of the register process, you need to validate you email once you see this message on your ySense page.
5. Reach out your mail inbox, and confirm your email address by clicking "Confirm email address" button.
6. Now your email adress has been confirmed. You can start filling surveys by clicking "Paid Surveys" on the menu.
7. Since you are a newbie, you need to finish 5 minute surveys first to unlock surveys. Click "Unlock Surveys" and start filling the survey.
8. Complete other surveys and earn your money now. Just choose surveys that you want to fill in on Surveys page that you clicked before on the menu in homepage.
The important thing is be honest while filling the survey. Sometimes, you are not permitted to complete the survey because the system found that the data you provided does not match your account profile. Therefore, my advice is never to fabricate data and answer truthfully. Then you can immediately collect your dollar through online surveys.
Well, you already know the 2 easiest ways to make money online. Now, I'm going to give you the latest method that has become one of my favorite way so far.
third: being a clickworker
What is clickworker?
Clickworker is workplace platform for freelancers around the world. They are always looking for people from anywhere in the world who enjoy writing, translating, researching, and data processing. Clickworker provides digital tasks to interested workers , so they call them Clickworkers. Clickworkers are freelancers who utilize our workplace platform. As a Clickworker I earn money working completely independently on my own schedule from my laptop with Internet access.
How it works?
Clickworker will show the availability jobs according to my skills I have provided on my profile. Then, I can choose which work will I finish. After that I submitted my work results and get paid in euros (EUR) which will automatically enter the balance in my clickworker account. I can start withdrawing balance through a Paypal account once I reach € 5 in my clickworker credit balance.
Easy step-by-step being a clickworker
1. Click here to start creating a clickworker account.
2. Scroll down and click "Sign up".
3. Click "Please choose your country of residence" dropdown box and choose your country.
4. You need to complete your registration, provide your personal information.
6. Now you have been succesfully registered on Clickworker.
7. You need to check your email now. You will receive a link confirmation mail from Clickworker and you need to click it to activate your account.
8. Now your account has succesfully activated when you receive this mail. You also receive instruction how to start working in this mail.
9. If you going back to the website, it will shows this image. Now, you need to go to your profile page by clicking "Clickworker profile" at the header menu.
10. You need to log in to your Clickworker account by entering "Username" box and "Password" box, checking "I'm not robot" and click "Login" button.
11. Now you arrive to Clickworker profile page. All you need to do is complete your profile with more informations, including your photo, native language, your skills, your know-how , your work sample, etc. If you have completed your profile, you can see the available job by clicking "Home" in the header menu.
12. You will find the available jobs and choose the job you want to finish. Simply click "Start" button on the job you want to work on.
Alright, you can finish your work and earn money now as a clickworker. Make sure you are logging in regulary to your account and finding available jobs to finish it as soon possible.
So, that's all the way to make money online that I found very easy to do. So far, I have not spent any cents at all to make money in these 3 easiest ways. With my status as a student, this allows me to save more money for various purposes without having to depend on my parents or do work in general that takes a lot of time and energy.
Are you interested to start now? Why not? Well, this last part must not be missed too.
WHAT DO I PREPARE TO START ALL THOSE JOBS?
1. Set time and commitment
I set aside 2-3 hours every day to do the transcription and filling surveys, whether in the morning, afternoon, or evening after daily activities. In addition, commitment is another thing that I prepare. I have commited to always set aside time to get dollars every day whatever the conditions.
2. Internet connection
Internet is the main thing l consider for making money. I always make sure to be in an area with a good internet connection. Thus, I decided to stay in one of the best boarding houses near my university which has provided an internet connection based on the account of each tenant's room.
3. Active email
I always monitor my email all times, because notification of new tasks or surveys always appear by email so I don't need to always log in to those websites.
4. Paypal account
All of the above sites serve withdrawal balance via PayPal, therefore I prepared a PayPal account first then link it with my debit card and verify it. Having a PayPal account allows me to accept payments easily and withdraw balances quickly. To create a PayPal account I registered via paypal.com.
5. VISA / Mastercard bank account
To get money into my hands, I need a bank account first. I opened a mastercard type bank account in one of the branch office at my university. Then, I linked my bank account to my PayPal account so that withdrawal transactions made it easier to enter my account in one click.
Last but not at least, let me know if you want to know more about these kind of jobs or if you need more helps simply by leave a comment down below. Good luck on your try and happy working!
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