More companies are hiring freelancers to handle small tasks for them and it’s a win-win situation for both parties involved!
For businesses – it’s way cheaper than hiring a permanent employee and there is little turnover. And for freelancers, they can work whenever and how long they want to without making a long-term commitment to a company.
These types of jobs are commonly known around the internet as micro tasks or micro jobs. And boy is this type of work catching fire!
The reason for that is because micro jobs are small tasks that can be done quick-like. And you can do as many as you can fit in your schedule.
But with most micro jobs, the pay is just that, micro, mini, almost nada. The pay ranges from .02 cents to $1 per task. So you can’t supplement your income but you can add to your bottom line to help pay the bills or put toward other expenses.
When I talk to folks about micro jobs, I always tell them it’s best to set a goal for how much you want to make and how many tasks you have to complete to make that money.
Still, this is a great way for retirees and college students to make extra money because the jobs are relatively quick and there is no schedule to follow. And there’s no phone time involved. So mamas, if you have little ones running around the house, this type of work is perfect for you, too!
There are variety of micro tasks avaiable. They range from transcribing documents, translating documents, editing, and taking surveys.
And now I learned you can get paid to watch T.V! Keep on reading to find out more.
Get Paid To Watch T.V.
Can you imagine getting paid just to watch T.V? I mean, did you ever think you could get paid for watching celebrity interviews, stand-up comedies, and talk shows?
If you would have told me seven to ten years ago this was actually a legit opportunity to earn money, I would have been like “sign me up!”
But that goes to show just how much times have changed. Nowadays you can make money from home doing just about anything – even watching T.V!
And there is a company paying people good money to watch T.V. And I’ve got the details for you.
Believe me, this is one side hustle alert you need to know about!
Neurodata Lab has launched Emotion Miner to pay users to watch video snippets but with a twist.
Not only are you watching video clips and scoring their emotions, you’ll also be contributing to neuroscience and help Neurodata Lab get closer to developing a system that can recognize and interpret human emotions.
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So how does it work?
As a freelancer, I had to see for myself how Emotion Miner works so I set up an account to try it out.
First, you set up your account with basic information like your name, email address, login and password.
Then you’ll receive a confirmation email to verify your account. And after doing so, you can fill out the rest of your profile.
To the right of the profile screen, there is an English test and tutorials you’ll have to take and pass before any tasks are available to you.
For the English test, you’ll listen to a snippet of a story and you’re given multiple choices to pick which summary goes best with that snippet.
And for the tutorials, you’ll see a screen with 5 video clips.
Below the video clips was a list of emotions. You have to drag and drop which emotion goes with what clip.
Here’s a screenshot of what the screen looks like:
Seems pretty easy, right?
After you pass the English test and at least one demo task, you’ll unlock the standard task list to start making money!
And if you want to go for the big money tasks, you have to have to take and pass additional tutorials in order to unlock the extended tasks or to become a Jedi Master.
About The Tasks
Here are some more details about the tasks.
Each task contains a number of videos that are pulled from public content like celebrity interviews, talk shows, and debates.
The ones I viewed for the demo task were pulled from the Stephen Colbert show. The video clips were of celebrity interviews like John Goodman, Salma Hayek, Kelly Rip and Jennifer Aniston. It was pretty interesting to watch.
Those videos are divided into short snippets and are anywhere from 50 seconds to about five minutes long.
The task is to watch the video clips and annotate each clip based on a given emotional scale.
When you’re done, your feedback gets verified and if everything checks out, you get paid as soon as it’s approved.
Here’s an example of one of the videos.
Now let’s talk money!
How You Get Paid
For starters, how does earning up to $100 per task sound? Emotion Miner offers three scales of pay. There are standard tasks, extended tasks and a Jedi Master level.
And it’s broken down like this:
Standard tasks – Earn $5 when you complete 15 videos.
Extended tasks – You earn $18 when you complete 45 videos.
Jedi Master – Earn $100 for completing 150 videos.
When your account balance exceeds $10, payments are sent to your Paypal account.
I told you you’d want to hear about this money making opportunity! If you’re ready to get paid to watch T.V. – and who isn’t – click here to sign up and get started.
You’ve got nothing to lose and money to gain! And with the holidays in full swing, this is a great way to increase your Christmas budget.
Now let’s chat.
I’d really like to know what you think about this opportunity. Or if you’ve completed micro tasks before, who did you work with and what was your experience like?
Let’s get the conversation going in the comments below!
And before you go, if you know anyone who is looking for ways to make some extra money please share this post with them!
I know if someone told me I could get paid to watch T.V. they’d be my BFF for life!