Working remotely has changed my life for the better. A lot of you might not know this, but I manage US-based BPO company remotely in the last 7 years. There are times that my company asks me to fix and train our contact centers in Central America and Africa and I have to report in our partners’ offices. But that only means travelling for free, as the company pays for my travel expenses including accommodations, flights and some extra to help my daily expenses.
So I’ve been an advocate of online jobs to support travel dreams. So as the first part of The Travelling Pinoys’ independent location jobs resources, we are focusing first on online jobs using mobile phones without investment.
Why mobile phones? I guess it is safe to say that a lot of people use mobile phones these days. It has become a part of our daily accessories. Personally, I don’t leave anywhere without my mobile phone. For a lot of travellers, bringing phones is easier than bringing a laptop as well. Depending in which country you’re in, some of these companies might offer you a regular source of income.
So without further ado, here are some online jobs that you can do using smartphones or mobile phones. And as a side note, we are only including companies that will let you earn cash and not just rewards or gift checks.
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If you are tech and culturally savvy, familiar with SEO and have analytical skills, then you can select a wide range of search engine evaluator jobs in Leapforce. You will be assigned to evaluate websites and webpages using your mobile phone. Rates varies from country to country but on average, evaluator makes between $13-$15/ hour. Applicants will undergo rigid evaluation and series of exams and one has to meet the tech requirements which are high speed internet, an Android phone version 4.1 or higher or iPhone 4s or higher or Windows phone version 8.1 or higher.
If you have call center experience for minimum of 3 years and a native or fluent English speaker, then this gig is for you. Voiq hires call center agents who can work from home. They pay $.30/ minute of talk time. You can also control how much you get paid by logging more hours and you can choose your own schedule. They also pay remote workers via Paypal. You call do the work using the mobile phone app that runs from both IOS and Android.
This app is built by China’s first mobile English learning platform developed by Hangzhou Feizhu Technology Co. LTD. The concept is basically to talk with non-English speakers and let them practice English with you. There will be no provided lessons. They pay “tutors” by the minute and according to the site, their rate is up to US$10 for a full hour. They pay via Paypal and you can withdraw money as long as you have minimum US$20 on your account. The app runs for both IOS and Android users.
This mobile app helps you find quick gigs within your area. They post delivery jobs, product reviews, mystery shopping gigs, testing mobile apps, taking pictures, events and other quick gigs. The rate varies depending on the task and the task duration. According to the website gigs posted in the app pay between US$3-$100. You can run this app through IOS or Android.
This app is similar to NiceTalk where people are paid to talk to non-English speakers. However, you can set your own price and provide your own English lessons. There’s no need for English teaching experience as well and you get paid through Paypal twice a month. It both runs through IOS and Android phones.
The platform runs through computer, tablet and mobile phone. It is basically a tutor platform where in you’ll mentor students in various subjects which includes Math, Sciences, English etc. You have to have a degree to qualify or at least be a current college student. Applicants will also have to undergo training and exams to qualify.
If you are tech savvy, familiar with SEO or online advertising, you can try being a search engine evaluator, online ad evaluator or a mobile app tester. iSoftphone has wide coverage and offer job listings across the world. Rates varies depending on the country and they provide between 10-25 hours/ week jobs and it’s an independent contractor position.
ClickWorker is an online platform for tech savvy people who are looking for quick online mobile jobs. The rate and duration varies from project to project. Projects include data survey, product reviews, research, photo editing, product descriptions etc. Any nationality can join as long as they have Paypal and has smartphone. Although the platform focuses in small jobs that can be done in few minutes or hours, it can be a good sideline.
Do you know any online jobs using mobile phones? Please tell us in the comment below! And here are other ways of making money while travelling the world.