Earning pounds online

Discussion in 'education & employment' started by miss direct, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. miss direct

    miss direct misfungled

    (I'm aware that the title of this post looks like some sort of spam thing, I promise it's not!)

    I really need to earn some pounds. I'm living in Turkey and there's basically an economic crisis here which has left me in a stressy pickle.

    I still have a UK bank account and wonder if there's any way of earning pounds online? I know about American companies who pay in dollars for teaching Chinese children English. Does anyone know of any British equivalents? Or writing reviews, or anything really? (I used to write reviews of products and get paid online, but that was in the early 2000s).
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  2. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat hmm

    There are firms that produce content for websites, and go in for freelance writers / editors. I used to do a bit of editing work for pure content
  3. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Gabba Gabba-pentin

  4. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

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  5. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

  6. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

  7. Sunset Tree

    Sunset Tree Well-Known Member

    I used to see people suggest amazon mechanical turk. I think a lot of the tasks are very low paid (filling in surveys for penny's). But if you have specialist skills there are some decently paid ones relating to translation, coding, and the like. I haven't looked at it for years but maybe worth a look.
  8. Boudicca

    Boudicca Seaside Queen

    Someone I know moderates forums. She logs on wherever she happens to be and deletes all the sweary and racist stuff as it comes up. Worth looking into, I think.
  9. Riklet

    Riklet procrastinación

    My mate in the tech world says copywriting is really in need and there's lots of demand. Probably in the UK/Europe too... why not get paid in euros too? Maybe you could build up some experience then specialise in something related to what you work in now.

    UpWork has lots of online postings I think. Might be worth having a look.
  10. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

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  11. dessiato

    dessiato Life is a lemon, and I want my money back

    Thanks. I've been thinking of transferring to online teaching, this will help me decide.

    There's a lot of Chinese companies recruiting for online teaching at the moment, some seem to have very low standards, and have a very racist view of what a teacher should be.
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  12. Grump

    Grump Well-Known Member

    Invigilating is often done online now, might be worth approaching large universities directly, such as the OU, but also seek out agencies who deal with this work.
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  13. girasol

    girasol Ubuntu

  14. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    For money????

    If she tells me which forums I could give her some work. We could make a few quid.
  15. Boudicca

    Boudicca Seaside Queen

    I don't think she gets paid per deletion. :D

    When I knew her she was moderating some Channel 4 programmes, (I think it was Misfits which was the sweariest), and also Sony, which was very dull.
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  16. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

  17. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    Vipkid is huge in China atm- most US standards for teachers - some people make a decent wage- 6 days a week not uncommon though
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  18. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen person of tinge

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  19. miss direct

    miss direct misfungled

  20. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen person of tinge

    It says I can't pm you either :/ I don't know how to change it :facepalm: or why it's like that :hmm:
  21. miss direct

    miss direct misfungled

    Strange! Does it say "This member limits who may view their full profile."
  22. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen person of tinge

    Nah and normally there is a conversation button here

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  23. AnnO'Neemus

    AnnO'Neemus Is so vanilla

    Cision (used to be Gorkana) is a jobs website that sometimes advertises home working/freelance roles in journalism.

    Browse jobs | Gorkana Jobs

    Check the PR roles too, as there might be copy writing opportunities.
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  24. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    Another avenue for freelance writers is the recently launched:


    The pitches invited (so far) are pretty eclectic, but it's a pukka site with editors offering fair money for stories.

    Being located in, or having a good knowledge of, exotic places seems to be a plus.

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  25. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    It is easier to get a job as an English teacher in China if you are white and a non native English speaker than if you are an ethnically Chinese native English speaker.
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