Legit Companies Hiring Online/Remote Workers

I said I would concentrate mostly on legit companies hiring online.  This post will be added to as time goes on, but here are some of my firsts on this post.

Surveys and Pierce Jobs

Swag Bucks

This site is mostly surveys, watching videos and some contests.  I did try this and it took forever to make any money.  Not only that but I ended up with a lot of junk mail in my email inbox.  I’ve got better things to do with my time.  However, I feel this is legitimate.

If you do try your luck here I would suggest that you get another email account just for this.  Swag Bucks pays in Amazon and Walmart gift cards.  Try your luck here:   http://www.swagbucks.com

Amazon Mechanical Turk

“MTurk” pays better than Swag Bucks and you don’t end up with junk email.  I have tried MTurk and have used my earnings to rent videos from Amazon.  According to someone on You Tube there is at least pocket money to be made here, if not more. Check it out here:  http://www.mturk.com

Transcription, Captioning and Translating

I tried captioning and it is not easy.   I have not tried translating at all because my only other language is Spanish and it certainly is not good enough to translate.

Transcription would be a possiblility for me because I have worked as a medical and scientific transcriptionist, but even after getting used to the company’s formatting I know that I will not make what the company says per minute.  They pay per audio minute, but it will take you longer than a minute to transcribe a minute of audio.  Rule of thumb is it will take you 3 minutes to transcribe 1 minute of audio.

Here are a few legitimate transcription and/or captioning companies:

Daily Transcription
They pay $0.75 – 0.85 cents per minute.  That comes out to $51.00 per audio hours divided by 3 = $17.00 per hour.  Not bad if you type quickly.  You will also have to learn and get used to their formatting.  Daily Transcription also hires translators.

Transcribe Me
They pay $15-22 per audio hour divided by 3 = $7.33 per hour.

They pay $0.45 – 0.75 per audio minute.  That would work out to $15.00 per hour.

Keep in mind that once you get used to the company’s formatting you may make the higher end of the pay scale.  These companies do boast about their transcriptionists making good money.   Also, you don’t have to get up, get dressed nicely and spend time in traffic getting to and from your job.  You can work for these companies when you want and as often as you want.

There are more companies hiring for online transcriptionists, translators and captionists but I’ve just listed a few because I feel these are legitimate.



Guest Blog on Wealthy Affiliate by Michael Van Gulik

It’s gardening time so I have been busy and have not written much in the past week.  Michael has kindly offered to help me out.

Michael Van Gulik

Founder of

Affiliate Training Now


Hi there, my name is Michael Van Gulik, founder of Affiliate Training Now & Earbuds FIRST.

This is one of my very informative testimonies about a web hosting platform and affiliate training, Wealthy Affiliate.

Since being a member for Wealthy Affiliate, I have had the chance to build myself 2 fully functioning affiliate websites, which are bound by my business names to make me a constant revenue income.

For those of you that which don’t know what I’m talking about, affiliate marketing is when you write a review on a product or service you like, and then link your product to an existing ecommerce store, thus replicating a sale.

To write a successful blog post, you need to know at least the very basics of website SEO. This is what Wealthy Affiliate teaches its members right from the ground up.

I have literally learned so much in the short 9 months that I have been here.

As a matter of fact, here’s a list in bullet form the rules and strategies I have learned from Wealthy Affiliate.

• niche choice (own interest)

• post/article length

• post/article structure

• low hanging keyword fruits

• website design

• widgets/menus/headers/ and footers placements and design

This may seem a lot looking at it, but let me tell you it’s not. Again, as a matter of fact this is only a small portion of what you need to know in order to rank high.

This comes naturally now, but Wealthy Affiliate is the one who taught me all this and still growing.

How I started?

Let me backup a bit, to my employment before I began affiliate marketing.

I left school in 2003, completing half of year 10. I don’t know why I didn’t stay and finish, the only thing I remember is wanting to start work.

I won’t mention the factory work because that’s only a month here and there, but when I turn 16 I started an apprenticeship in roof tiling.  I remember thinking it was ok and wanting to finish the apprenticeship so I would be earning a higher salary wage.  To be honest, I don’t even finish it, I did not stop tiling but I didn’t finish the apprenticeship either. I was to embarrassed.

After 10 years of doing it, I wanted to find something easier to work at because roof tiling is very hard.

As I mentioned earlier, around 9 months ago, I started searching online for ways to earn money. When Wealthy Affiliate popped into the search engine I took a look at it. Basically straight away, it was making that much sense to me that I new it had to be done. I mean how easy is it linking somebody’s product to your website?

What it did for me?

What Wealthy Affiliate has done for me is completely and totally life changing. It can happen for you too.

The core of the training starts right in the centre of affiliate marketing.

Once you sign up, and take this training you learn how to sell products professionally.

It isn’t just selling products though, it’s talking to real life people who are looking for success.

Although I’m not a millionaire by any means, I’m well and truly on the way.

Anyone can do this as well.

Working most jobs in the world, usually has start times from 6 am onward. I don’t mean to sleep in, but that’s the opportunity this gives you.  Instead of getting up and having to go load roofs all day, now I type posts and reviews on products and services of my choice, always with the intent of helping someone.

What I’ve learned:

I mentioned earlier a few of the new affiliate marketing aspects

The benefits i have achieved and the things I’ve learned is constantly getting me to a higher level of success.

It has shown me the whole introduction into affiliate marketing, how to strategically place affiliate links, how to edit and structure content.

Having been taught this is something I can use to apply each and every day moving forward.

For example, let me show you some of the lessons at Wealthy Affiliate, when you first start.

The Training that got me Here

In the training sections of this affiliate website there are two training modules which are course like in structure.

The first training module is:

• Online Entrepreneur Certification

The second training module is:

• Affiliate Bootcamp

If you already know a bit about affiliate marketing you are best to start at Affiliate Bootcamp.

I have finished both training modules and I am now on the way to making 3, 4, 5, and 6 figure income streams.

If you have a legit path to online success, granted you work hard, anything is possible. Any amount of income is possible, basically if you work hard to get it.


The reason why I started this is because I saw the long term effects.

When you see long term, it’s very hard to think and do otherwise.

There’s so many people online just wanting fast short money, but there’s two problems with that.

Problem number one is: the amount you are able to obtain is not much at all, say $0.05 – $1.50 a job.  When you work all day earning $1.50 a job, it only works out to be $5.00 a day.

The second problem with that fast money is: the income potential is short.  Short money does not last. It’s easy to get but does stand up to the expenses humans face.

Even as a side hustle, the money making opportunities online are very dissatisfying after you see the picture.

Even after I started at Wealthy Affiliate, online opportunities would come up, and they were really distracting. But said no, again, short money is tempting, but a huge waste of time.

At Wealthy Affiliate, you are taught how to create your own business and earn affiliate commissions based on your own business model.

Today, I’m working harder than ever and within the online MMO space you can see me and interact with my affiliate business.

Thanks for reading.

Guest post by

Michael Van Gulik

Founder of

Affiliate Training Now