Content Mills

ContentGather Review: Legit or Scam

ContentGather is a website that you can join to sell your content in the marketplace or search on the site for content to write for a client. The site is a combination of a content mill and a content sales site. You can write up different content and add the content in the marketplace for sale. If a person buys the content that you are offering, you’ll be relinquishing the right to the content upon the sale. When you join the site, you can write blog posts, product reviews, press releases and more to add to the marketplace for sale. Furthermore, there are many freelance writers who go to the site so they can sell the content that was rejected by another client. This is a good site to recycle your content on and try to recover some money for the time you spent writing this content. Furthermore, you can apply for and write custom jobs for clients.

How Does it Work?

  1. The site requires that you are 18 years of age or older before you can join.
  2. Part of the requirements is that you are an English speaker. You don’t need to live in an English speaking country, however, you do need the writing skill of an English speaking person.
  3. They are looking for people who have a very strong grasp of the English language to join the site.
  4. Before you join the site, you’ll need a PayPal account. The site only pays you through PayPal so it is best to have an account before you join. If you don’t already have a PayPal account, it is easy to create a free account with PayPal.
  5. If you’re a freelance writer, you can go to the website and create your account.
  6. Once the account has been created, you’ll need to create your profile. The site has an extensive profile that they require you to fill in. The profile will allow prospects to see who you are and give them an idea about your writing skill and background as a freelance writer.
  7. In order to get started on the site, you must start to add articles to the marketplace for sale. This gives the site a baseline so they can measure your talents as a writer.
  8. If you don’t add any articles to the marketplace to sell, you won’t have the opportunity to search for custom jobs on the site.

How To Submit Your Articles To Sell:

  1. The articles you submit to the site must be 250 to 1500 words only.
  2. You’ll upload the articles to the site
  3. The staff will review your article and either approve the article or reject the article. If the article is rejected, it will be returned to you. At this time you won’t be able to make any revision to the article and resubmit the article to the site.
  4. You can always resubmit a different article to the site for approval.
  5. However, a few articles that are returned will require you to edit these articles and make changes. Only those articles that are returned for editing can be resubmitted to the site.
  6. Once the article is accepted and placed in the marketplace for sale, it can’t be submitted to another website that sells articles. The article must exclusively be sold on the site and not on another website.
  7. If you have placed one of your articles on another website for sale, you can’t submit this article to the site for consideration.
  8. The site wants to be the only one who is selling this article.

How To Earn Money:

  1. You can submit articles that you’ve written to the site for approval. The articles must be original content and cannot be found anywhere else online, the site won’t accept any articles that contain plagiarism. If you try to submit such articles to the site for approval, the articles will be removed and your account will be banned.
  2. Once your article is approved it is placed in the marketplace under the appropriate subject. Anyone can now go to the site and search in the marketplace. If a person is interested in your article they can purchase the article from you.
  3. You can also apply for custom jobs on the site. A person will post a custom job for the content they are looking for. You’ll need to read the details of the job and see if this applies to you.
  4. If you qualify for the job, you’ll need to claim the job from the custom job board and fulfill the job.
  5. The job is uploaded to the site once it has been completed.
  6. The client will review the work you’ve done and either pay you for the job or ask you to make revisions to the job.
  7. Once the client accepts the job and the job has been paid, your account will receive the credit.

Advanced Payment Process:

  1. If you are a Silver member on the site it is possible to receive an advanced payment for your articles.
  2. Silver members just need to submit their articles to the site for approval.
  3. When the article has been approved and placed in the marketplace for sale, you’ll be paid upfront for your work.
  4. The Silver member doesn’t need to wait until the article has been sold before they are paid.
  5. You are given a percent of the total price your article will sell for in the marketplace. Below is a chart of how much the site will give you when the article is placed in the marketplace for sale. Once the article has been sold, you’ll receive the rest of your payment.
    1. Silver Member receives a 5% advancement on their payment and can have a maximum of 20 articles.
    2. Gold Members will receive a 7% advanced payment on the article they’ve listed in the marketplace. The Gold member can have up to 25 articles.
    3. Platinum Member receives a 10% advanced payment for the article they list in the marketplace. The Platinum member can have a maximum of 30 articles.
  6. If you submit more than the maximum number of advanced payment articles to the marketplace for sale, you won’t receive an advanced payment for these articles. You’ll need to wait until the article has been sold before you receive any money.

Rating and Writer Level:

  1. The site gives you a rating based on your content rating and your approval rating. Furthermore, the site will use your transaction completed and the age of your account to determine your overall rating on the site.
  2. Content Rating: This is based on all the articles you’ve placed in the marketplace and the custom articles that have been completed. This is a total overall average based on the staff rating of your work and the rating that you received from the client when the custom article is completed.
  3. Approval Rate: This is determined by the number of approved articles, versus the number of rejected articles that you submitted to the company for the marketplace. Furthermore, is your work on the custom jobs this rating is also taken into consideration. If a customer rejects your work this brings down your approval rate.
  4. Transaction Rating: This is based on the number of completed transaction you have in your account. The number of articles sold in the marketplace and the number of accepted and paid custom job articles you’ve done.

How Are You Paid?

  1. The amount of money you earn on the site will depend on your level as a content writer. Furthermore, this will also depend on the job you’re working on.
  2. The site will pay $0.02 to $0.12 per word.
  3. When one of your articles is sold in the marketplace, you’ll receive your asking price, minus a 20% commission the site takes.
  4. This is the same for all custom jobs you work on. The site will recover a 20% commission from you before you are paid.
  5. You will need a $5 balance in your account before you can request a payment from the site.
  6. The site takes 24-hours to process your payment.
  7. The money is sent to your PayPal account.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate site, you can join as a freelance writer. You have two options for earning money from the site. You can sell your pre-written articles in the marketplace or you can work on custom jobs and earn money from the client. The site is looking for native Englis speaking writers who live in the United States, Canada or in the UK. You must be 18-years of age or older to join the site. This is a great opportunity for a new freelance writer to earn money writing content for different clients or selling their work in the marketplace. Just keep in mind that you won’t earn any money from the site unless one of your articles is sold or you take a custom job.

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Complete Tasks/Surveys

BeerSurveys Review: Legit or Scam

BeerSurveys is a brand new survey site and GPT (get paid to) website that was created by the owner of BeerMoneyForum. You can join BeerMoneyForum to learn how to make money working online or using your mobile device. Furthermore, you can also join BeerSurveys to help you increase your earning by filling out surveys, completing offers, downloading and installing apps, or completing other tasks on the site. Just keep in mind when you join this site it is still a Beta site and is working on finding more paid opportunities for you to earn money working on the site. However, because this site is associated with BeerMoneyForum, you’ll find a lot of tasks you can complete for BeerMoneyForum to earn extra money.

How To Join:

  1. You’ll need to visit the site and register with the site. Currently, all the paid opportunities on the site require that you register with the site using your home IP address. They don’t allow you to access the site with more than one IP address. Don’t worry if your Internet provider doesn’t have a fixed IP address for your account. The site can compensate for this.
  2. If you are a member of BeerMoneyForum, you’ll still need to create a new account and register on the site. The site does allow you to use the same username that you are currently using on BeerMoneyForum.
  3. This is an international site, however, there are a few countries that the site doesn’t support. Therefore, if you live in China, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Albania, Antarctica, Azerbaijan, Cuba, Kazakhstan, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, or Nigeria it isn’t possible to register for this site. However, you can always go to BeerMoneyForum and register there.
  4. If you ever worked on BeerMoneyForum and were banned from this site, it isn’t possible for you to register on the new site and earn money there.

How To Earn Points:

  1. Each day the site has new In-house offers that relate to BeerMoneyForum that you can complete. One of the offers currently on the site is to help BeerMoneyForum improve the content on the site. Here you will be able to pick a review on BeerMoneyForum and rewrite the review. After you’ve finished rewriting the new review it must be submitted to the site and approve. The points will be credited to your account when the review has been approved. In this section, the owner has put up $1000 that will be used to pay out the members on the site for rewriting the reviews on the forum. The money will be split between the different members when they rewrite the reviews from the forum. You can earn 0.700 to 1.000 points for each review that you write. 1000 points are equal to $1.
  2. The site has different offers walls for Persona.ly, SuperRewards, OgAds, GrabRewards, OfferToro, KiwiWall, AdGate, Adsend and more for you to select from.
  3. You can download and install apps from other offer walls to earn points.
  4. Join the referral program and earn a 10% commission when a person signs up using your referral link.
  5. Each day the site is growing and more ways are being added to the site to earn money. Just keep in mind this is a brand new site and is still in the Beta phase of the project. Joining now is a great way to get in and earn money while the site is still growing.

How Are You Paid?

  1. You’ll need to accumulate enough points in your account to equal $5.
  2. Once you reach the threshold, you’ll need to go to BeerMoneyForum to request your payment. You’ll log into your BeerMoneyForum account and request your payment in BMF tokens. The BMF tokens are transferred to the site owner and he sends you your payment. When you first join the site, the video will explain how easy it is to cash out your earnings.
  3. If you don’t already have an account on the forum, it will be necessary for you to create a new account. It is free to register on the forum. Furthermore, when you join the forum, you can follow along on the topic for the BeerSurveys. If you have any issues or problems on BeerSurveys, just go to the forum and enter a comment. Tell the owner what is wrong and it will be handled immediately.
  4. The site pays out on the 25th o9f each month.
  5. You can request your earnings through PayPal, BTC, Skrill, Payeer, PerfectMoney, and AdvCash.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate site and will always pay you for the work that you do. The owner of the site also owns a forum that you can join and work on to increase your earning. The forum is the perfect way for you to find out about other work at home opportunities and companies you can join. The new GPT site is still in the testing stage and each day new ways to earn money are added to the site. You can easily receive your payment from the site if you register on the forum and request your payment. Currently, the owner of the site has this set up because the site is in the testing stages. I’m sure after the site has been up and running for longer this will change and you can more than likely cash out directly from this site. But for now, you’ll need to have two accounts in order to be paid if you are working on the GPT site.

Content Mills

Crowdcontent Review: Legit or Scam

Crowdcontent is a site that hires a freelance writer to write content for their clients. This is a typical content mill that you can join as a freelance writer who is looking for work. When you first go to the website it is very professionally done and well organized. The company has a well designed sign-up page that you’ll be directed to when you want to join the site. Before you ever fill out your application the company goes into details about what the site is about and how you can make money as a freelance writer. The website lets you know they have thousands of customers and different assignments. You’ll be able to pick and choose the assignments that best suit your talents and your interest. One nice thing about being a freelance writer on this site is the fact that you get to pick and choose your assignments and how much time you want to invest working on the site.

How Does This Work?

  1. You’ll need to visit the site and click on the Signup button at the top of the page.
  2. You’ll be redirected to another page that gives you three options to choose from. You’ll need to select the writer’s option if you’d like to write for the site.
  3. The hiring process isn’t as difficult as other content writing sites. This site basically has you fill out the application and send it in.
  4. You’ll receive a notification after you submit your application. The notification says that they will contact you by email.
  5. Once you receive your email from the company, you can go directly to the site and start looking for assignments.
  6. You won’t need to take a grammar test or even a writing test to work with this company.
  7. When you first sign into your account the site will require you to fill in additional information in your account.
  8. Your name and most of your personal data are kept confidential on the site. The client will only know you by your username and not by your real name.

Finding Work:

  1. Once you’ve completed the information the site requires from you it is possible to now go and search for jobs you’d like to complete.
  2. One section of the site deals with writing content, editing content for the description area.
  3. The site also has a marketplace position that deals with writing different gigs, blog post, website content, or other types of work such as social media posts or even tweets.
  4. If you’d like to work in this area of the site, you’ll need to apply and be accepted. The site will require that you write them a 150 to 200-word articles that are written in Associated Press (AP) style. You’ll need to have a title, subhead, a link to a relevant article and also a call to action in this writing example. The company will review your work and either accept you or reject you from writing in this section.
  5. The Product Description section is another section on the site that you must qualify for before you can write there. If you are interested in writing for this section they require you to answer some AP-style questions and you must write up and submit 2 product description in order to qualify. If you pass the test and your content is accepted, you’ll now be part of the team and can pick and choose any article in this section to write.
  6. When you first sign up for the site there is no initial test that you must take in order to write for the site. However, if you want to write for different areas on the site, you’ll be required to pass these written tests before they allow you access to these areas on the site.
  7. There are plenty of other areas on the site that you can find work. Some areas on the site don’t require you to pass a test. All you need to do is visit this section and choose the project you’d like to complete.

What You Should Know:

  1. When you take an assignment the site gives you a TAT score. The TAT score is a measurement of how fast you’ve completed the assignment. The quicker you finish the assignment, the higher your TAT score is.
  2. The site has a 3-strike rule. This applies if you have accepted an assignment and don’t complete the assignment or turn the assignment in late. You have a chance to get the strikes taken off your account when you complete other assignments on time.
  3. The site uses a human editor who will give you tips and help you improve your writing skills for the site. The editors will treat you with respect and it is nice to work with them.

How Are You Paid?

  1. Depending on the assignment and your level on the site, you’ll earn 1.7 cents to 7.6 cents per written word.
  2. The site will pay people one a week on Friday.
  3. You’ll need a $10 balance in your account before you can be paid.
  4. The site uses PayPal and you’ll need a PayPal account in order to be paid by the site.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate site and has been in business since 2011. The site is a content marketplace and it isn’t that difficult to join the site. When you first join the site they don’t require you to take any tests before you can start writing. However, there are certain areas on the site that will require you to submit your writing samples and complete a test before you can write for this section. Just keep in mind this is a content mill and some of the clients you’ll be working with are very strict about what you write. There can be a lot of rejections and requests for you to rewrite your articles. Just keep in mind like all content mills there are many complaints from writers about these types of site. However, there are many great freelance writers that have found work on sites like this and are earning a decent amount of money each month working there. This will all depend on your skill level and how well you write.

Earn Money Apps, Paid to Play Games

Fitplay App Review: Legit or Scam

Fitplay is a mobile app that can be used on any Android or iOS device. You can easily find the app on the Google Play Store or the App Store. If you decide to download and install this app on your mobile device, you can earn money by downloading other apps and playing games. The Fitplay app is owned by a company called AppLike GmbH which owns another app called AppLike. This is also a money making app that is very similar to Fitplay. The app allows you to earn points that you can redeem for cash by listening to Audiobooks, playing games or downloading different game apps and playing them.

How Does it Work?

  1. First off you’ll need to visit the Google Play Store or the App Store to locate the app and download this to your mobile device. Install the app on your device and open up the app.
  2. Create your account and register with the company. The app is available worldwide and this shouldn’t be an issue for anyone to register an account with this company.
  3. You can create your account using your email address, your Facebook account or even your Google account.
  4. After registering with the app they will require you to take a profile survey. Here you will tell them about yourself, your age, gender and where you live.
  5. When you finish the survey and creating your account the site will deposit 5,555 coins in your account. This is a bonus for signing up for a new account.

How To Earn Money:

  1. Visit your dashboard and find the different apps that are available for you to download and install on your mobile device.
  2. Each of the apps has a star rating to help you decide on which apps you’d like to download and install on your device.
  3. Once you install the app and start using the app, you’ll accumulate points in your account.
  4. The more apps that you download and use, the higher the points you accumulate in your account.
  5. If you install an app that has 4 stars next to the app, you’ll earn more points using this app than you will if you install an app that only has 1 star. So pay close attention to the number of stars next to the app. Pick the ones that have a higher star count if you want to earn more points in your account.
  6. You can also earn points listing to your favorite Audiobooks through the app. At times you earn more points listing to the Audiobooks than you do if you download and play the games. They have some great Audiobooks that you can select from so it is well worth your time to listen to a few of them and earn points.
  7. The site credits your account with mcoins. You will be able to redeem these coins for cash or gift cards after you’ve accumulated enough coins in your account.

Referral Program:

  1. The app has a referral program that you can join. Just refer people to the app and earn points in your account.
  2. When a person signs up using your referral code, you’ll earn 250 mcoins in your account.
  3. When the person starts earning points on the app, you’ll also earn 25% of the points they have earned.

What People are Saying About the App?

  1. Many people like the welcome bonus, they receive when they sign up for the app. They say it helps them to reach the payout a lot faster.
  2. People like the app because it is free to join and they offer some good games to play to earn points.
  3. It is good that the app will send your earnings to your PayPal account.
  4. There are a few people who are having issues being paid.
  5. It appears that a few people have had problems with the app after they reach a certain number of coins on the app. They are saying that the points are slowing down or they are not being credited to their accounts.

How Does the Company Pay?

  1. There are different thresholds the app uses to cash out through PayPal or a gift card.
  2. You’ll need to check the rewards page on the app to determine if you have enough points to request the payment to your PayPal account or a gift card.
  3. You can choose to redeem your points for PayPal cash, Amazon gift card or other gift cards from Tesco, Starbucks, Zalando, Stream, iTunes, Pizza Express and TXmaxx.
  4. Gift cards and cash start at £5 all the way up to £20. Depending on how many coins you have in your account will determine what you can request in cash or gift cards.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate app that you can download and install on your mobile device. The app is easy to use and basically, you’ll be earning points for downloading and installing other apps on your mobile device. The apps that you install will be game apps that you’ll need to use and play in order to accumulate points in your account. You can also listen to Audiobooks through the app and earn points for listing to the Audiobooks through the app. Last but not least the app has a referral program you can use. You’ll earn bonus points in your account when your referral earns points in their account.

Word of caution. If you want to use the app there have been a few reports from people who’ve claimed they did not receive their payment or the gift card they requested. However, there are so many people who have been paid and received their gift cards. I’m not sure if these people failed to complete the form correctly or had an issue with their account. I feel it is necessary that you know about the payment issues before you download and install the app on your mobile device.

Transcribers

Ai-Media Review: Legit or Scam

Ai-Media is a company that offers live captioning, transcriptions, and closed captioning services. The company hires freelance captioners or transcribers to work for them. Currently, they are only hiring people who live in the United States, the United Kingdom and in Australia. The job of live captioning is very similar to transcribing an audio tape. However, with live or closed captioning, you’ll be working with videos or movies and typing the spoken text at the bottom of the screen. The company will provide you with all the tools you need to do this job and they have a 4 to 6-hour training class which you must take in order to start.

How Does it Work?

  1. The company is hiring native English speakers who are proficient in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  2. You must apply for the job from the company and fill out the application. If there isn’t any job opening at the time the company will have you send them your CV to keep on file. When the company has a job opening they will contact you.
  3. When you complete the application, the company will do a background check on you. This is standard for anyone they hire.
  4. The main skills a captioner should have a good command of the English language both colloquially and formally.
  5. You’ll need to be able to type the spoken word using the software provided for you so that the captions you type flow smoothly from one screen to another.
  6. You need a computer with an internet connection in order to do this job.
  7. The software only works on a Windows machine. You can use a MAC as long as you can install Windows on the machine.
  8. You will need to use the Chrome browser to work with the software correctly.

Training:

  1. In order to understand how the software works and what your job will be, the company has you go through a training class.
  2. The class is 4 to 6 hours long.
  3. This is a fast-paced class that will teach you how to use the software, how to sync up your captions with the videos, and how to use the respeaking software to have your voice turned into the caption file.
  4. The course is not paid and you’ll need to pass this class before you can begin working with this company.

Respeaking:

  1. One of the captioning techniques you’ll be working with is respeaking.
  2. The captions will be produced through a voice recognition technology. Here you’ll be using a special software that will capture your voice and produce a text document.
  3. You will be listening to an audio source such as a video, live event, or even a telephone conversation.
  4. You will be speaking into a microphone and repeating exactly what you’ve heard. You will add the punctuation and sound effects as you speak.
  5. The microphone is connected to a special voice recognition software that will transfer your voice to a test or caption file.
  6. You will see the text appear on the screen as you are talking.
  7. After the transcript of the audio has been completed, it is your job to correct any problems and regulate the text that was typed on the screen.
  8. The text needs to be in sync with the video’s audio in order to be correct and produce the caption file.
  9. You will also do live events that you’ll listen to a broadcast via Wi-Fi and see the viewer’s device in real time. This works the same way as the capture, recording does for videos. When the captions are done and displayed on the screen, you’ll need to edit the files and make sure they sync up with the video.

Stenocaptioning:

  1. You will be using a stenotype machine to type in shorthand commands to produce the transcript.
  2. You will be listening to the audio tape and use shorthand commands to record the spoken words. This can be from a video, live broadcast, or even a phone conversation. You will need to type in the shorthand commands for each work, punctuation, and sound you hear on the recording.
  3. The machine is linked to your computer and will receive the captioned words in real time. You’ll be able to see the shorthand words appear on the screen as you are typing them into the machine.

Transcribing:

  1. The company also offers transcribing jobs that you can do.
  2. As a transcriber, you’ll be listening to the audio tapes and creating a text document.

How Much Can You Earn?

  1. Each job pays a different price.
  2. Depending on the length of the video or the audio file you are working on.
  3. According to the site, you can make $27 to $42 per video hour. Just keep in mind this isn’t your pay rate for the number of hours you work on the video or audio file.
  4. Each video hour will normally take you around 3 hours to complete the job.
  5. This includes your typing time, editing time, research and replay time you spend on the video or audio file.

How Are You Paid?

  1. The company pays every two weeks.
  2. The money you earn is sent to your PayPal account.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate company to work for. If you have any transcribing experience this is an excellent job to apply for. The company does transcribe of audio tapes and also captioning for movies, video files, live broadcasts and more. You will need to take a training class through the company that isn’t paid. In your training, they will teach you how to use the different equipment and what is expected from you. The company will perform a background check on you before you are able to work with them. You will be working as a freelance typist and the company will supply you with the work.

Revenue Sharing

HubPages Review: Legit or Scam

HubPages is a content writing site and a revenue sharing site for freelance writers. The HubPages platform allows any freelance writer to join the site and create a weblog or mini blog using their platform. You’ll be writing your own articles and sharing them on the site’s platform. This is an excellent way for a new freelance writer to get noticed and show off your work online. Furthermore, the platform allows you to earn money through your own affiliate programs and advertising networks that you partner up with. You can join Amazon, Google Adsense or any other network that allows you to earn money sharing ads or affiliate links. You basically will write your own article and display it on your personal weblog. The revenue you earn from your articles will be yours and isn’t shared with the company. However, the company does have a revenue sharing policy that they spit with the author 60/40. This means that 60% of the time your word ads are displayed on your pages and 40% of the time HubPages displays their ads on your weblog.

How Does It Work?

  1. This is a free site to join and all you need to do is visit the site and create your account.
  2. You are required to create a username on the site. The username that you choose will create your sub-domain name on the site.
  3. When selecting your username, make sure it relates to your blog and what you want to write about. There are quite a few sub-domains on the site so it will be necessary for you to look around and see if your username has been taken or not. Choose your username carefully, because this will be how you will share your articles on your social media accounts and also how search engines will find them.
  4. Once your account has been established it is easy to write for the site. You’ll be creating your own articles called hubs and posting them in your sub-domain on the site.

What Is HubPages About?

  1. Articles: The site allows you to publish your own articles on your sub-domain. The articles you publish on your own hub can include reviews, a niche article, videos you’ve created, different maps, polls or even quizzes.
  2. Earning: The site will split the revenue with you on an impression basis. You can add your Google AdSense account and also the HubPages’ Ad Program to your hub. You can earn revenue from Google AdSense ads, contextually placed ads, Amazon links or products and different contests the site has to offer. The site has a HubPages Earning Program that you can check out and see the different ways you can earn money as a Hubber on the site.
  3. Community Interaction: The site has many bloggers or Hubbers on the site who will interact with the articles that you write. This is a unique community of blogger or freelance writers who have come together in a single community online.
  4. Educational Resources: There are plenty of educational resources that you can find on the site.
  5. Article QA: The site has a section you can write different articles for that will allow visitors to comment on these articles. This gives you a chance to answer the visitor back. This section was set up for authority bloggers who want to help people.
  6. Referral Program: A great way to earn on the site is by linking your referral code to different articles on the site. When a person visits the article on the site after clicking on your link, you’ll receive a 10% share of the impression and earning during that time.
  7. Contests: The site runs a different contest that you could earn $25 to $50 for writing an article about a certain topic or theme.
  8. As long as your content is published on the site you can continue to earn money each month for the ads that are placed on your pages.

Creating Your Articles:

  1. It is easy to create an article on the site. Just click on start a new hub at the top of the page.
  2. Like any blog site, you must first create your title in order to begin your article.
  3. Like all blog sites, all you need to do is insert your content. You can write this directly on the site or create your content in a word document and add it to the site.
  4. Once you’re done, all you need to do is hit the publish key and publish your article to your own personal hub.
  5. When you first create your article, you’ll be working with a capsule. The capsule is the building block the site uses for creating new articles.
  6. The site uses different capsules when writing or creating your content. You’ll need to select the correct capsule to use. You can select a text capsule, a photo capsule, a map capsule, a video capsule or check out the other choices the site has to offer.
  7. It is possible to embed different links in your articles for your affiliate programs. This is a good way to earn extra revenue from the site when you write a review of a product and post it on your hub.

How Are You Paid?

  1. On the 28th of each month, HubPages sends out the payments to each person who has earned money from the site.
  2. The company uses PayPal only and you’ll receive your earnings in your PayPal account.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate site to join to earn money writing your own articles and posting them online. The site is a weblog or a mini blog site platform that you can join and create your own sub-domain for free. Furthermore, this is a great way for a new freelance writer to get established and create a portfolio for people to see. You can earn money on the site through their revenue share program or by using affiliate links in your own articles that you write. This site was established back in 2006 and has grown over the years. it is one of the most visited sites online and many people have their own personal weblog online through this site.

Transcribers

Tigerfish Transcribing Review: Legit or Scam

Tigerfish Transcribing is a company that transcribes audio tapes into readable text. The company is always looking for transcribers to join and if you live in the United States and are 18 years of age or older you can join this company. You don’t need any previous experience transcribing audio tapes in order to apply for the company. Like all transcribing companies, there will be a test for you to take before you can be hired. The company requires that you have a phone they can contact you on. Furthermore, you’ll need your own computer and a high-speed internet connection. After you’ve been hired the company requires that you buy a program to do the work with.

How Does It Work?

  1. You must live in the United States in order to apply to this company.
  2. The company requires that you are 18 years of age or older in order to apply for a job.
  3. You will need to own your own computer in order to work at home for this company.
  4. You’re required to have a high-speed internet connection in order to download the orders and send them back to the company once they are completed.
  5. Before you decide to take the test the company will have you download their styling guide. The guide will tell you how they expect the documents formatted. In order to take the test and past the test it will be necessary for you to study this guide and understand the format the company uses.
  6. There are 3 audio files that you must download from the website and transcribe for the company during the test.
  7. Each audio file is around 5 minutes long and must be formatted according to the document that you downloaded.
  8. When you’ve completed the test it will be sent back to the company in an email.
  9. When sending in the files, you’ll need to send in an essay about yourself, select the subjects you are familiar with, and how many hours a week you want to work.
  10. The company is also interested in which days each week you can work and the time of the day you’re available.
  11. Once the test has been completed, you’ll need to fill out the application form for the company.
  12. The company will require you to tell them how long it took you to transcribe each of the audio files.
  13. If you pass the test the company will notify you.l
  14. At this time you’ll be required to purchase a good headset and foot pedal to use for the job.
  15. The company also requires that you purchase Start Stop’s Power Play for Windows media to do the transcribing jobs with. The program cost is $250 for the software.
  16. The total application process may take up to 3 weeks before you hear back from the company.

How Much Can You Earn?

  1. The company doesn’t pay by audio minutes but will pay by how many words you transcribe for each audio tape.
  2. You will earn $0.005 for each word you transcribe.
  3. As a new transcriber, it will take you around 20 to 30 minutes to transcribe an audio tape of 1000 words. Therefore, you’ll earn $5 for the work that is completed.
  4. As you get familiar with the job it is possible to earn a higher rate of pay because it will take less time to transcribe the jobs.
  5. The company isn’t disclosing how they pay you for the work that you do. Therefore, it is hard to say if you are paid monthly, weekly, or even bi-weekly. Furthermore, they don’t even indicate if they pay you through a direct deposit or your PayPal account.l

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate company to work for at home as a transcriber. The application process is simple and requires you to download and transcribe 3 different audio tapes. You’ll need to fill out the application and send the company an essay about yourself. Once you’re hired the company requires you to purchase a piece of software that you’ll use to transcribe the audio tapes with on your home computer. The software cost between $200 to $250 dollars depending on where you purchase the program. This can be quite difficult for a person who is just starting out and doesn’t have a budget to purchase the program so they can work. Just keep this in mind if you want to work for this company.