- TollFreeForwarding.com has revealed that five jobs can help you earn extra money
- You can get paid for watching Netflix and YouTube from the comfort of your own home
- These features include Netflix Taggers, Virtual Assistants, and Time Stampers
You can earn extra money from home with a digital side job – from timestamping, transcribing or even watching Netflix.
International telecommunications company TollFreeForwarding.com has unveiled five new online job opportunities that can help you earn extra money.
Remote positions that people can do from the comfort of their own homes are expected to boom this year.
These include features such as Netflix taggers, virtual assistants and timestamps, which can earn you up to £5,000 a month.
Potential to earn: £20 per hour
What is it?
One sideline that boomed in searches last year and is expected to grow 5,400 percent this year is the Netflix tagger.
A Netflix tagger, who wins virtually over TikTok, is someone who watches TV shows and movies on the platform and then tags them by genre and other descriptors to make it easier for others on the platform to find content while searching.
Although this job sounds like a dream, it is highly sought after, so check the vacancies regularly.
How do you work as a Netflix tagger?
Finding work as a Netflix tagger is highly competitive, and while the streaming giants don’t provide a list of qualifications, you may need a little more than a Netflix account to land this gig.
In a 2018 FastCompany interview with a Netflix tagger, they revealed they had a screenwriting degree and a master’s degree in Critical Film Studies.
So a background in film or entertainment could be to your advantage if you’re looking for work as a Netflix tagger.
How much work is it?
Todd Yellin, vice president of production innovation at Netflix, said: “Netflix taggers are being asked to watch titles that aren’t necessarily on the service yet.
‘The taggers are taxonomists from Netflix. After viewing the title, they sit down, which usually takes less than an hour, to sort through hundreds of tags and quickly label the movies.”
How do you find these vacancies?
You can only find Netflix tagger jobs on the Netflix job website. These job openings move quickly, so you may want to bookmark the site and have your resume updated so you can send it right away.
Potential to earn: £60 per hour
What is it?
Searches for virtual assistant jobs are expected to grow 137 percent over the next five years.
As a popular work-from-home option, a virtual assistant helps answer emails, manage computers, or make appointments.
Virtual assistants can easily earn £30 to £60 an hour depending on the client. You may have a set number of hours to fulfill, but the job is flexible and can be done in your spare time in your daily life.
What Do Virtual Assistants Do?
Working as a virtual assistant is not always administrative and secretarial tasks. There are a number of different niches you can go into if you’re interested in becoming a virtual assistant, allowing you to use your existing skills and qualifications.
Here are some examples:
Executive and personal assistant – This role mainly focuses on administrative tasks such as agenda management, booking travel, managing emails, organizing events and desk research.
Marketing – A marketing assistant provides support in content writing, social media, organizing marketing calendars, market research and email marketing.
Bookkeeping – Virtual assistants can also specialize in accounting. This role includes accounting, managing employee expenses, creating invoices, chasing overdue payments, and managing files.
Customer service – Virtual assistants also support customer service teams. This includes processing orders and managing shipping, handling customer inquiries, managing returns and exchanges, monitoring inventory, and maintaining website and product pages.
How do you become a virtual assistant?
Start by listing your skills as this will give you an idea of what niche you would be best suited for. Be clear about the range of services you can offer to promote your business to customers.
You want to establish yourself as a company. This means choosing a legal structure, registering for self-assessment and registering a company name.
It doesn’t cost a lot of money to become a virtual assistant. You’ll need a few basics, including a laptop or computer that works properly, a broadband connection, a phone, and office supplies.
Once you’ve set up your business and decided on a brand name, you can find work on outside sites like the Society of Virtual Assistants. It supports you in finding work and running your business.
A successful transcriber has the following skills:
Strong attention to detail
Typing speed of at least 70 words per minute
Potential to earn: £22 per hour
With searches for audio transcription up 39 percent over the past year – and expected to double this year – now is the right time to get ahead of the curve.
Transcribing audio and video to text is a relatively easy and flexible way to earn some extra money in your spare time.
Getting started is easy too, with a number of job postings on sites like TranscribeMe, where starting wages average £15 to £22 per audio hour.
What is a transcribe job?
In a transcribing job, you listen to audio or video and type what you hear word for word.
These audio files can be recordings of market research focus groups, meetings or interviews.
There are different types of transcription jobs; general, market research transcription, medical transcription and legal transcription. These also require different levels of experience.
Why should I become a transcriber?
There are a number of benefits of transcribing as an afterthought.
It has flexible working hours that you can adapt to your lifestyle, you can work from home and for many people the work is fun and gives a sense of accomplishment.
Online focus groups
List of online focus groups that pay well
- User interviews
- Ipsos iSay
- Recruit and field
- Survey Junkie
Potential to earn: £25 per hour
Focus groups can be a great source of extra income if you have the time. And with the term expected to surge 184 percent in searches over the next year, it might be worth giving it a try as demand picks up.
What is an online focus group?
A focus group is a small group of people invited to express their views. They are usually used for market research on new or existing products, but can also focus on political campaigning or opinion polling.
You can choose which online focus groups you want to join and earn £25 an hour from the comfort of your own home.
How do online focus groups work?
You must participate in an online focus group via chat on your smartphone or tablet. This is usually done via a link sent by whoever leads the group.
From there you can join the discussion and provide feedback. Some online focus groups may ask you to download software before the discussion.
How do you find an online focus group?
Before participating in online focus groups, you must undergo a screening process.
This is because consumer research agencies are looking for people with specific interests or profiles.
Joining as many companies as possible will increase your chances of finding a group you qualify for.
Potential to earn: £5,000 per month
Timestamping is a side gig where you get paid to watch YouTube videos and find one to two minute clips to put on TikTok.
You actually get paid to make a viral video! Wages can range from £2,000 to over £5,000 a month depending on the maker.
With this type of reward, it’s no wonder that searches for this term are expected to increase by 83 percent over the next two years.
How to make money with timestamps?
Landing this dream job is easy according to influencer Ryan Magin, who explained that people who want to get started with this lucrative side job should create a TikTok account and then spend some time watching YouTube clips of famous internet personalities like Logan Paul.
Then cut out clips with the greatest potential to spark interest or go viral (at least a million views).
If you get good at this, you can take your resume from viral clips to Logan Paul or any other internet icon and apply for a job. YouTubers pay timestamps £1,600 to £4,000 per clip.
What skills do you need to become a timestamper?
You don’t need any specific skills to become a timestamper, but it’s beneficial if you understand video marketing.
If you’re not paying attention or don’t have a keen eye for this sort of thing, you might miss a three-second clip that could be the key to making a video go viral.