How to Earn Online During Your Spare Time

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Online working is setting a trend in the global economy nowadays. Many people are now turning to having an online career over the traditional day job. Online jobs are already popular nowadays and in fact, more and more people are opting to work using the internet because of the many advantages it could offer.

One of the best things that the new technology has brought to the world is the opportunity to earn online during our spare time. The Internet has given us a lot of opportunities to earn an additional amount. Whether we intend to work on a full time or during our extra time, we can always find an online work which could give an additional income.

Online Working, a Good Alternative


The rise and growth of the modern technology are a great way to help the people. We can work at our own time and without leaving our home. This would mean,  huge savings on gas or transportation expenses. It could also mean being free from the stress caused by heavy traffic. We can actually work anywhere, as long as there is an internet connection. We can work using our laptop or even our mobile phones.

On top of these great benefits, is the reality that when we work online, we are the BOSS! We don’t have to follow orders from anybody. We don’t need to suffer from a moody or boss who is hard-to-deal-with.

Finding a Real Online job

However, finding a real work online may not be that easy.  If we don’t have someone who could guide us, we might end up in the hands of those ruthless scammers who are on the lookout for innocent individuals who could be one of their victims.  One of the challenges that we might encounter is finding the right site. If we would start searching for an online work that is suited with our skills and time availability, it would most often lead to confusion and we end up wasting our time rather than spending it on more important things. The searching process is quite time-consuming due to a lot of factors that we need to consider.

I would recommend finding and joining social media groups with members of the same interest. Facebook, Google, Linked are very helpful places in this kind of venture. Members of specific groups are there to help one another. You can ask questions and for sure, members will be there to help and guide you.

Work Online During Free Time

Among the different online sites that offer tasks or micro jobs in exchange for some considerable amount, here is a site that I considered as a good place to earn. Since I am a full-time government employee and I could only work online during my free time,  I find this site as convenient and easy to deal with. In fact, this is my favorite site at the time I am writing this article.

Spare 5 is a task-based site which offers easy to complete tasks we can do during our free time.

I started working on the site in September 2016 when a Facebook friend posted the link on her wall. Being an active online worker, I started right away and received my first payment for the following week. The minimum amount to be eligible for the weekly payment was only one (1) dollar back then. However, the site increased the minimum payout to five (5) dollars after several months.

The site pays through Paypal. You will be required to enter your email address associated with your Paypal account before you could receive your payment. If you don’t have Paypal account yet, you may refer to the link below for the steps in opening an account.

How to Open a PayPal Account

There are several skills you need to work on before you could be eligible to work or complete tasks. These are an annotation, categorization, phone survey, rating, research, and writing.  Series of qualifiers must be completed and passed before you get tasks for completion.

The number of tasks available is dependent on several factors, such as the demographic targeting, your XP or experience points or level in different skills. When you are eligible to complete a specific task, it would appear in your task list. The best way to receive tasks is to complete the tutorials and qualifiers given by the site and to constantly check whenever possible the available tasks.

Focus on Accuracy

A sample of task-based work

Our work is also being checked for accuracy, so it is advisable to do our best in completing the tasks given to us. We should always update ourselves with the guidelines for each task so that we may avoid being banned due to lower accuracy.

Completing tasks is the main way in order to earn from the site, however, we could also earn through referral commission whenever we invite our friends. Each time our referral earns $10, we are entitled to a $2 bonus and our referral gets an extra $1. This runs through our referral’s first 180 days or their first $100 in earnings (whichever comes first).

On the final thought…

There are many sites which could offer a decent income. Spare 5 is among these sites. Stay tuned for my upcoming blogs.

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Sharon Lopez

Hello everyone! I am glad that you were able to visit my site. I am Sharon S Lopez, a freelance writer, a blogger and a certified a call auditor. I hope that the contents of my site could provide you with the necessary information as you go about your online journey.