Take Surveys and Test Stuff Online
No, it is not exciting but taking surveys and testing websites for companies is a totally real way to earn a few bucks or more doing small tasks. It isn’t strange; companies often prefer to outsource such things. It is more and more common these days…
I listed this site last because at the time of this posting I could not access the site; maybe it was down for server maintenance.
Not all of these paid survey or user testing sites are available for use by people living outside the United States. However, I realize there are workarounds in some cases. But the bottom line is that for many people taking paid surveys online and getting paid to test websites using your PC or laptop from the comfort of your own home (or using the free Wi-Fi at the local cafe) is a decent way to make a few extra dollars. You have total flexibility on when you work, how much you work, and if you even work at all. You never have to commute, call in sick, worry about the boss nagging you because you are late, etc.
Thus in some regards, this type of work is quite appealing! It is at least worth a shot. I signed up for User Testing, for their trial test, and it was not bad at all. The weirdest part was talking out loud while you are moving about the site…I was shy and didn’t speak loud enough, or maybe my mic wasn’t up to the task. So I ultimately did not continue, but it is one site I plan to come back to soon!
Blurb from my eBook, Why Are You Still Working?
Have you lost your mind? You want to quit work and retire…at YOUR age? Who said you could do that?
Get up and go to work, you bum! Go every day until you die!
After all these years, aren’t you bored to death of the daily grind, of your boss, of the commute? Don’t you really, seriously think you could find SOMETHING better to do with that 40-plus hours of your week?
Hmm, you may be on to something.
Because you know in your heart, life doesn’t have to be like this; it SHOULDN’T be like this!
Don’t work yourself into the grave. We all deserve our freedom at some point… So why not now? Right now!
So many of us are MUCH closer to being able to retire than we realize. In some cases, we are capable of it right this minute…but we feel like we’re not prepared to make the leap. For me, it took a year to decide, but once I did there was no going back.
Here, in this book, is how I did it. There is no great secret to it. The only mystery is, what took so long!
At 44 years old, I left a good-paying job, packed up the family, and have been living a dream life on the Aegean Coast ever since…all the while NOT working, but instead focusing on taking things easy, spending lots of quality time with my family, and just plain old goofing off! (Yes, I did write this eBook in my spare time; I have lots and lots of spare time!)
You, too, have the ability to live life on your own terms, to ‘do it your way.’ But only if you really want it! You have to act; you must make it happen, because it won’t happen on by itself.
‘Why Are You Still Working?’ clearly outlines the exact steps I took to go from living and working in one of America’s most expensive areas to reassessing my priorities, downshifting and downsizing, and resettling in a place others only get to visit on vacation while paying the bills as a digital nomad with a pension. Not every tip will apply to every person; I realize that. Every situation is different. But most will apply, if we’re willing to keep an open mind.
In this updated version, I’ve hyperlinked to the new Why Are You Still Working website, which offers even more in-depth tips and insights. There’s no magic to it, and no schemes or tricks, and I’m not selling any over-priced online courses or trying suck anyone into a ‘customer funnel.’
It’s just down-to-Earth, common sense advice that any person can apply, plus tips to help anyone go from burnt-out employee to blissful beach bum… It’s easier than you think–the hardest part is just doing it!
The second hardest part? Sticking to it! But trust me when I say, every day of my mega early retirement is better than a day on the job!
But Why Are You Still Working isn’t only about retirement. It’s about independence!
Maybe you still want to work, but haven’t considered all the options…like working from home, working freelance, working online, working as a digital nomad selling your services and products on your own time, from anywhere on Earth! This book explores a few such concepts, and links to resources to dig in deeper.
Give it a try! You’ve got nothing to lose…and a whole new life to gain!