I get a lot of asks on the Orphan Survival Guide Tumblr from students wanting to know how they can make money without having a job, or by working at home where they don’t have to deal with human beings. I think everyone should have to work in a soul-sucking call center and wait tables at least once in their lives to have a better appreciation for the people who spend their entire lives in those jobs. But there are ways to make money that don’t require human interaction or any skills whatsoever.
You just have to know where to look, how to spot the scams, and how to play their systems.
In addition to my full-time soul-sucking call center job, I have a few side hustles and I do little things like surveys and browser extensions to accrue gift cards or points for the future. In the past, I’ve had really good luck with Opinion Outpost, and some luck with Toluna and the National Consumer Panel.
But Swagbucks seems to be the big draw lately.