Here is a list of 20 unique ideas that you can use to make some extra money on Micro-Job sites, even start a web-business, help you to get jobs from your portfolio of work and more!
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1. Google does not like sites that subvert it’s search engine and prefer quality content, I saw a guy just today that has sold 170 500 word articles based on the recent Google update that aims to tackle mass back-linking to increase rankings over quality content. As such this is a good selling point to sell to small businesses. Perhaps you could add an extra to your gig where you will write 3 articles for $10/£7. Instead of just 1.
2. Create YouTube intro’s with Cinema 4D, try to get your own template that you can re-use and replace a text space with peoples text. If you can put in some image placeholders (blank boxes) to show potential customers, look this is where your picture could go. http://cinema-4d.en.softonic.com.
3. Create manual backlinks for small businesses in your local area or anyone else online, like I said before back-linking is still a part of SEO to achieve higher rankings but Google does not appreciate masses and masses done through automated tools or spammy methods. Google likes quality back-links from relative sites to your own, this can be a relatively time consuming process which is why people often outsource it to someone else, especially when they don’t have the knowledge either. Blog commenting on quality sites that are related to the site you are linking to, so comment on blogs make sure to leave a comment that adds to the discussion, in the website field add the website, in the name field try to add a keyword/phrase that the customer wants to rank for.
So for example you might sell 10 quality backlinks from blog comments for $5/£3.50, for an extra $5 I will make 25 backlinks. For more info read this: http://www.youngwebbuilder.com/find-backlinks-with-ywb-backlink-search-tool.
4. Write guides that you can send to people or automatically have download upon purchase with Fiverr/SEOClerks. Such as, how to set up a gameserver, how to make a mobile app, how to use Twitter for dummies etc.. The top survey sites in the UK etc..
5. Suggest names, maybe you are good at coming up with ideas? Maybe you could help people to name their website domains, businesses etc..
6. Are you good at English? Not everyone on the web is a native English writer/speaker, often people want their work proofread, that is where you come in! Maybe you can write content for their blogs, don’t forget that to achieve high rankings Google loves quality, consistent content which can often be in the form of blogs.
7. Do you like to create videos? I know for a fact some people will send you products or give you services for a video review with a real face in it, or perhaps you could use hook up a screen recorder for software. You could even create tutorials on how to use peoples sites with screen recorders, although I do recommend that you always use voice instead of text. You can always review peoples websites, products etc.. in text form too.
8. Are you good at fixing html bugs? For example old versions of Internet explorer giving people grief with their CSS?
9. Can you sell tweets? Build up a large twitter following and sell sponsored tweets?
10. Be creative, people often do well on micro-job sites because they came up with something unique, obviously you have to think, is there going to be a demand for it.
For example I saw someone create a template using Adobe after effects it was an animation for Kids birthdays to insert their name with audio, this went really well and about 60 people bought it.
11. People often outsource arduous tasks they don’t want to do themselves such as data-entry, transcriptional, writing scripts, creating buttons, banners, forms, think, what would small businesses need doing that they could easily pay someone £3.50/$5 to do in 20 minutes that they just don’t have the time for?
12. Review peoples websites, games apps, a well structured review, that gives the customer either a 2nd persons insight into changes/improvements they could make that they might not be able to see themselves, a 2nd opinion is always beneficial.
13. I have seen someone that has made about $500/£320 selling promotion on forums and sites, like yahoo answers. Now, I don’t know if this is allowed on Yahoo answers, in-fact I would say probably not, however I have also seen people selling hub-pages and squidoo articles, which rank well in search engines and are good for:
- Earning money if you put it up on your site
- Creating traffic/authority for your website.
Don’t forget micro-jobs are still relatively new, Fiverr was one of the first in my knowledge and that only came out in 2010, so many people still don’t know about these sites and often think they have to pay £100’s more then they need to. It does not even have to be just $5 because you can add gig extras for $20,$10 etc.. or with SEOClerks there is no limit to how much you charge. If people don’t come to you straight away, (The sites have a lot of sellers and limited categories). There are groups such as “Fiverr promotion groups”. A lot of “Niche” forums will allow you to advertise your gigs, although you may want to check specific forum rules because often they don’t like you selling something on an external website to theirs.