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How to Get Paid to Work Online

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Getting paid to work online is a great way to make a supplemental income. Unfortunately, there are many work-at-home scams floating around on the Web. Companies that claim the employee will "get rich quick" are usually a scam. According to the Federal Trade Commission, common scam job offers include envelope stuffing, processing rebates, running Internet searches and medical billing. In these cases, companies often require the "employee" to invest money or purchase supplies in order to make money. Avoid these online schemes and make real money by working in a variety of online jobs.

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Become an online jury member. When deciding on whether or not to take a case, lawyers enlist e-jurors to get an idea of what kind of feedback their client may get. Payment varies depending on the length of the online trial. Sites include eJury.com and TrialPractice.com.

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Transcribe medical discharge summaries, notes and patient history. Familiarity with medical terminology is necessary for this position. However, avoid online medical transcription jobs that require monetary investment, since these are usually scams. Avoid being scammed by requesting a list of doctors and other purchasers to use as references.

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Use technical skills to make money online. Many companies, such as ComputerAssistant.com and SupportFreaks.com, allow the employee to service customers nationwide. Help customers online or over the phone with technical computer issues. A background in information technology is helpful.

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Transcribe audio speeches, interviews and other audio for companies such as TigerFish.com and AliceDarling.com. This is a good job for people with great grammar skills who can type at least 75 words per minute.

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Become an online customer service associate. Many reputable companies like Walgreens and 1-800-Flowers outsource customer calls to companies like Alpine Access and Customer Loyalty Concepts. Pay varies depending on experience and call volume.

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