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14 Short Task Sites for Making Money from Home

14 Short Task Sites for Making Money from HomeBy Holly Reisem Hanna

If you have a little one at home — you know how difficult it can be to get things done. But just because you have a household filled with chatter and unpredictable schedules, doesn’t mean that you can’t work from home. In fact, short tasks, sometimes called microtasks are the perfect way for busy moms to earn some extra money, while still being readily available for their kiddos.

A short task is any job or assignment that can be completed in a short amount of time. The tasks that can be completed vary greatly in nature (writing, editing, taking surveys, transcription, watching video, online research … ) as does the pay. But the reason why this is such a great opportunity for moms is that the tasks can be completed at anytime, and the majority of short tasks don’t require moms to be on the phone, which generally requires a quiet household.

So if you have kiddos running around here are 14 short task sites to check out.


Here you can earn cash for taking surveys, reading emails, playing games, redeeming coupons, searching the web, and shopping online. Membership is free and you’ll receive $5.00 for signing up. Payments are made via check. Current companies using InboxDollars are Target, NetFlix, H&R Block, and Walmart. Open to US, Canadian, and UK residents.


Swagbucks is an online platform where you can earn points called SB, which can be redeemed for gift cards and coupons. You can easily earn Swagbucks by watching videos, playing games, answering questions, shopping online, and even surfing the web using their search bar. Refer your friends and you’ll earn even more SB. Your SB points can be traded in for gift cards from Amazon, Target, Starbucks, and PayPal. Register today, and you receive a $5.00 sign up bonus! Swagbucks has been featured on ABC News, MSN Money, Yahoo, and Forbes.

Amazon Mechanical Turk

Over at Amazon you can make money online working on HITS (Human Intelligence Tasks). A few of the tasks that I saw listed were, transcribing information from a business card to a form, payout $0.02 cents. Another task was to transcribe a voice-mail from audio to text (audio length 3 hours), payout $76.19. After you complete the task and the requester approves your work and the money is deposited into your Amazon account.


Is an online platform where you can start earning money by completing offers, taking surveys, watching videos, completing online tasks, and shopping online using their portal. Tasks pay out anywhere from a few cents to $30 or more, and you’ll receive a $1 for signing up for a new account. Payments are made via check and PayPal.


ClickWorker is an online platform where you can get paid for writing, translating, researching and collecting data. To get started create an account, fill out your profile, complete a qualification assessment, then bid on jobs. Payments are made by SEPA bank account transfers and via PayPal once your account reaches $1.00 and your tax information has been completed. ClickWorker’s clients include Groupon, Tennis Point, Honda, PayPal among others.


CrowdFlower is a virtual workspace where you can earn money by completing simple tasks on your computer. Tasks include Internet research, data collection, data categorization, content creation, content moderation, surveys, etc. While I was unable to find any information on pay rates and how and payments are made, CrowdFlower does have an A rating on the Better Business Bureau website and has been featured on sites like Forbes, the LA Times, and Telecrunch.

14 Short Task Sites for Making Money from Home


EasyShift is a mircotask application where you can earn money by completing shifts on your iPhone. Shifts usually entail checking prices, seeing if a product is in stock, or taking photos of store displays. Once you have successfully completed the shift, payment will be made through PayPal within 48 hours of submission. Shifts pay anywhere from $2.00 to $20.00 per task. EasyShift has been featured on USA Today, All Things Digital, and Mashable.

Field Agent

Field Agent allows you to make money by completing various short tasks, from checking shelf availability, product reviews, to checking demo and display compliance. Tasks pay anywhere from $3.00 to $12.00 per job and payments are made via PayPal. Field Agent works with brands like Tyson, Target, Hershey’s and has been featured on CNET, Forbes, and The New York Times. Only available for iPhones.


Fiverr is a little different in that you don’t search for jobs. Instead you post tasks that you’re willing to complete for $5.00. People sell everything from writing services, design services, voice over services, to making phone calls, and videos. Once you make a sale, Fiverr will keep of fee of $1.00 and payments will be made via PayPal. Doesn’t sound like much money? Connie Brentford is making good money on Fiverr – she even wrote an e-book about it, How I Made An Extra $1,200 Per Month At Home Using One Free Website.


FusionCash is an online platform that allows you to make money from taking surveys, watching videos, shopping, completing short tasks, and much more. Sign up and immediately earn $5.00 just for joining. Most offers pay between $0.25 to $30.00 per offer, and payments are made via PayPal, check, or direct deposit once your account reaches a $25.00 threshold. Some offers do require a credit card number, so if you don’t feel comfortable giving out that information, just stick to the offers which display the no CC icon. FusionCash is a member of the Better Business Bureau.

Gig Coin

Gig Coin is an online  platform where you can apply for small gigs, such as blog post writing, testing applications, surveys, graphic design work, social media promotion, and more. Simply create an account, bid on gigs, and get paid cash. Earning are paid via PayPal once your account reaches $5.00 and GigCoin even pays the PayPal fees. This platform can be used both online and via their iPhone application.


GigWalk is a mobile workforce of individuals using their smart phones to perform short tasks. Simply register, apply for an assignment, and then complete the task (usually verifying roads and street signs, geographic landmarks or transportation options). Gigwalk’s workforce is available in multiple US cities. GigWalk has been featured on CNN, Business Insider, and Forbes.


OneSpace is a short task platform where you’re paid for a variety of tasks, such as taking surveys, copywriting, quality assurance, transcription and more. To get started create an account for free. To be eligible for more complex and higher paying tasks you will need to pass a qualification test. Once you pass the qualification test, you unlock higher paying gigs. Payments are made via PalPal. OneSpace has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.


TaskRabbit is a short task site where you complete physical tasks such as house cleaning, delivery services, handyman work, grocery shopping, etc. To get started create an account, get a background check, then browse the open tasks in your city and make an offer. TaskRabbit keeps 20% of what you make and payments are made via check every two weeks, once your account reaches $25.00. TaskRabbit has been featured on ABC, The Wall Street Journal, and the Today Show.

Do you make money by completing short tasks? Which companies do you work for and which ones should you stay away from?

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22 Responses to “14 Short Task Sites for Making Money from Home”

  1. 1
    Haley Cosner says:

    I am a mother of two young kids ages two n eight I have no transportation nbut I do have computer access as long with internet accessiblity…I could really use the money

    Thank you,Haley

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    Rais zada says:

    Thanks for sharing but I think earning on these micro task website is very slow, well still good for beginners

  3. 3
    CampusTasker says:

    CampusTasker is another great Task site. CampusTasker is a site built for college students (Taskers) wanting to make a little extra cash doing odd jobs. Taskers can create accounts and list their skills, task requesters can then post tasks they need done and Taskers are then able to “Bid” on the tasks that they wish to perform.

  4. 4
    Mohamed Ashour says:

    most of this websites works only in USA i need something to work on to make like just 100 usd monthly i appreciate your help please reply as soon as possible. something in middle east*

  5. 5
    Tammy says:

    Holly, another nice read. Thanks for the pointers.

  6. 6
    felix miles says:

    pls how do we cash the money,when they don’t even have our own account details,how do I get my money?

    • 6.1

      Depending on the method of payment — you’ll either have to set up a PayPal account or open a bank account. You can also cash checks at check cashing stores and retailers like 7-11 and Walmart. They will charge you a fee based on the amount of the check.

  7. 7
    Alfred says:
    Guys m here for asking help please visit the link

  8. 8
    Amrit says:

    I neeed that work that really pay no matter how much low.

  9. 9
    DoThis4Me says:

    Nice list. You can also add this site into your list. I just started working on this site. Its a new site and doing well. They are focusing on real estate related services.

  10. 10
    Cynthia Agik says:

    Hi Holly, plz help me out, which jobs specifically are available in Kenya, Africa.. It’s so so frustrating coz its lyk they are only in the Us

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    jenna says:

    This site allows you to earn via small tasks you can do online. its a great alternative to fiverr and all the rest of the sites you mentioned.

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