Thursday, July 27

Record your voice and earn cash!



here is an interesting way to earn a few bucks that i discovered through members of coolworkideas.com. with lionbridge you simply record yourself saying back the phrases listed on the screen. i just did this a few days ago and it was an easy $15 paypal.

here's some info:
--my particular assignment was to record 530 different phrases. at first i was thinking, OMG, that is a ton of work, but i was able to do it in about 40 minutes.
--it is a pain to continually hit 'record' and 'stop' and then 'record', then 'stop', over and over and over. you just need to get into a rhythm and take a break if you need to every 100 phrases or so.
--i did mess up and mispronounce a few words (it gets monotonous!). i also noticed a few phrases failed to upload correctly. even so, i was notified within 48 hrs. that my assignment was accepted and marked as complete. so don't panic if you flub a few times!
--phrases are things typical things you may ask a digital assistant---like 'where is the springfield post office?' or 'Elena, what does dubious mean?' most seem normal yet some will make you do a double take!

from my invitation email: 

The task can be done at home or other quiet place using Android devices (phone/tablet) or any computer with Chrome browser and a microphone.  Android devices are strongly preferred.

What you need before you start:
  • An Android device (phone/laptop) with the latest Chrome browser  OR  A computer with the latest Chrome browser and a microphone/headset.  iPhones/iPads will not work for this task
  • An internet connection (wi-fi is recommended if you use a mobile device), always active while you do the task
  • About 1 hour of available time.  You can split the task into smaller sessions




    i even think it is worldwide! sign up here: https://fs30.formsite.com/LB2014/form92/ and then just wait to be approved and receive your first assignment---good luck!




Thursday, July 6

Daily Goodie Box--Free Stuff for your Feedback





i actually discovered daily goodie box through a swagbucks offer. seems simple enough--sign up, get goodies and give your feedback. no shipping costs or credit card EVER NEEDED. i just signed up myself so i can't vouch for what kind of things you get or how often you receive items but people seem pleased on their fb page.


simply sign up here: https://dailygoodiebox.com/ and start getting your goodies! 





Wednesday, July 5

Donate your DNA and earn $$$.



a friend of mine shared this site in a group i belong to and the site is really pretty cool. register to be in the DNAsimple database and if a researcher requests your DNA you get $50! your DNA will always be anonymous and you can say you helped science! even if you don't have any conditions/illnesses and are in perfect health researchers still need control groups for each study. as they put it, DNA donations equal faster cures. help speed up science and get compensated along the way! if a researcher is interested in your DNA they will mail you a saliva kit and pay you $50--it is completely free to donors.

registering takes only a few minutes and is currently available to residents of canada and the united states. DNA simple is based out of philadelphia, PA and you can check out their fb page.

REGISTER HERE.

from their site:

What exactly is DNAsimple?
DNAsimple is the match-maker of the genetic research world. If there is a study out there that needs participants like you, we'll tell you about it and let you decide if you want to participate or not. If you decide to participate, we'll pay you for doing so! Even better, our match-making platform is 100% anonymous, so no one can see your identity. 
For donors, the basic steps are:
     1. Sign up for a free account at DNAsimple
     2. Provide basic demographic information, such as age and height
     3. Fill out a brief medical history
     4. Wait a few seconds while we check for studies you can donate to
     5. If you don't qualify now, we'll automatically notify you when you do
     6. Review any study you match and decide if you want to participate
     7. If you participate, complete a saliva kit at home and be compensated!

so there it is. it's free, it's private and if chosen you get $50--plus the added bonus of knowing you are helping science!

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