What if I told you that you could get paid to talk to lonely people? You’d think I was crazy, right? But in the year 2022, it’s totally normal, and it’s not weird at all! In fact, even doctors will pay you to talk to lonely people!
That’s because by then, people will have figured out that loneliness isn’t really a problem—it’s just empty space inside of us waiting to be filled with love and connection.
Create an account on Voice123:
Launched in 2005, Voice123 is a voice-over marketplace where voice actors bid on opportunities posted by customers. Once you’ve filled out an application and passed your audition, you can start working with customers through Voice123.
The company takes care of all transaction details, taxes, and legal issues, so all you have to do is provide professional-quality voiceover services. It might take some time to build up a portfolio, but it’s well worth it if you do what you love.
While there are other platforms for finding work as a voice actor online, Voice123 has many unique features that make it particularly appealing. It’s not uncommon for clients to use their platform as a sort of digital casting call.
You’ll often find multiple auditions posted for one project on their site. This means you can often pick and choose which jobs are right for you—and reject jobs that aren’t quite right without spending any extra time. The best part? You only pay when you book work!
After submitting your audition, clients will review your performance before giving feedback or deciding whether or not they want to move forward with booking you for their project.
Do your homework on pay rates:
You’re going to have to find someone who wants your services and is willing and able to pay for them. Don’t go into a job like this blind – do some research on average pay rates, experience requirements, and availability of positions in your area.
Make sure you have evidence that you’re qualified for what you want. Ask yourself: Do I really want to be doing something like that? If not, consider an alternative line of work.
Be honest with yourself about whether or not you can see yourself doing it over a long period of time. If not, think about how you might change it so that it does appeal to you. It may require more education or training; it may mean accepting lower pay, or it may mean changing careers entirely.
Keep in mind, though, that being clear-eyed about what you don’t like now will help ensure that later on down the road when things are going well, there won’t be any surprises along these lines—you’ll know ahead of time whether or not working with lonely people suits your personality and interests long-term.
Remember: There are lots of ways to make money without talking to lonely people! If you’re not interested in helping people one-on-one, try looking at other options like tutoring, teaching English as a second language, or online writing/editing jobs. Or just look at all of our ideas here!
Work with Recording Studios:
Recording studios need voice actors or volunteers who will read books aloud to children. Talking into a microphone is just like talking to someone else, only they’re not there in person.
You’ll receive copies of all books you record and can keep them or give them away as gifts. This can be a fun way to kill some time and make some money at the same time! Plus, your voice will be immortalized forever (or at least until we switch over to digital books).
Keep in mind that professional fees for recorded materials vary depending on which studio you go with and what kind of materials you record. A number of major audio companies also have direct recording opportunities available through their websites that include payment options from as little as $0 – $50 per finished hour.
The best part about these types of opportunities is that they are often open to everyone, regardless of whether or not you have any prior experience with audio work. In fact, many sites offer free tutorials and other resources to help guide you along your journey if you are unfamiliar with how things work behind the scenes.
Take surveys from home:
Nowadays, it’s become easier than ever to make a bit of money from home. According to a 2013 report by The National Endowment for Financial Education, about nine percent of Americans are using online platforms and mobile apps as a way to earn extra cash—and thousands and thousands more people are expected to jump on board in years to come.
Because they can work at any time of day or night, surveys don’t require you go into an office or meet with clients face-to-face. While there are many legitimate survey sites out there that pay decent money for participation, it’s important that you consider all your options before jumping into making money through surveys—especially because there may be other ways you can make money on your own schedule! Here are some tips to help you get started:
This is one of my favorite things to do while I’m traveling. I use two websites: Survey Junkie and Swagbucks. Survey Junkie is great if you’re looking to get paid for answering questions and want quick cash, whereas Swagbucks is good if you want to earn points that will turn into gift cards (which have less payout).
It only takes a few minutes each day–I usually spend 15 minutes filling out surveys in bed while watching Netflix every morning. If I had a few hours free during lunchtime at work, I’d do it then too!
Be a presenter in telesummits:
Tele-seminars, telesummits, and teleseminars are a great way for busy professionals to improve their skills, increase their knowledge base, or make connections with potential clients.
Presenters usually charge per minute in order to offset production costs like travel and food. These events are conducted over telephone lines via modem lines or via online video conferencing tools like Skype or Google+ Hangouts.
The programs can also be recorded so they can be downloaded later by participants. Speakers’ fees typically range from $5-$50 per minute depending on experience and skill level. If you’re interested in getting paid to talk to lonely people, you might want to consider becoming a presenter at one of these events.
Patreon is a platform that lets artists, video creators, podcasters, and others get paid by supporting them with a monthly subscription.
Many people might think of Patreon as an opportunity for musicians or YouTubers, but it’s much broader than that. If you can’t be bothered with membership fees and your name recognition isn’t big enough for sponsorships, then it’s time to start considering joining Patreon or another similar service.
The key here is marketing yourself in different ways. Maybe one month you shoot for magazine interviews about your business; another month you do nothing but write blogs on social media, and another month you’re nowhere near a computer at all and focus entirely on public speaking engagements.
Do whatever makes sense for your situation—but be smart about it. And don’t forget to diversify! Once you’ve built up some income from one source, consider branching out into other avenues like online courses or self-publishing books.
Accept Bitcoin as payment:
I’m a big believer in cryptocurrency, and I think that at some point we’re going to see digital currency overtake regular currency as our primary form of payment.
This will make everyone’s lives easier, but it’ll also create new businesses that require service providers. If you have any interest in financial services or sales, you can start getting ready by accepting Bitcoin as payment for your services now.
It might not be enough just yet to pay your bills, but it’s a great way to start building an audience. Plus, once society fully embraces cryptocurrency then your initial investments will pay off massively! Why wait? Start accepting Bitcoin today!
Look into voice acting classes:
OK, so you don’t have experience on stage or a killer speaking voice. That doesn’t mean you can’t do voiceover work—everyone has a unique tone of voice and you could have just what an audio producer is looking for.
Check out local listings or search online and get your demo created before classes fill up! You can also try getting your start on YouTube; there are plenty of channels that are willing to help teach others how to be better at creating videos.
Best of all, once you start making connections and establishing yourself in an industry it will be much easier to take that next step with these connections! This type of training isn’t exactly free but it’s not something you need to break the bank for either.
If you aren’t able to afford a class then look into doing some volunteer work instead. This way, you won’t have any trouble asking about any opportunities after graduation when you really need them. Good luck and keep us posted!
Offer private coaching lessons to people over video chat services:
Coach people in person online by using high-quality video chat services like Skype or Google Hangouts. Often, people want someone to help them overcome an issue, but they can’t find someone nearby with expertise in that area.
If you’re a skilled communicator and a good listener, you can get paid to be that person. Check out platforms like TakeLessons Live or Clara which let you teach via video chat. Because these companies are built on top of Skype and Google Hangouts, much of their tech overlaps—which means there’s less for you to learn from scratch as a new coach.
But if you’ve never coached anyone before, it will take some time to get up to speed. That said, once you know how everything works and have ironed out any kinks in your system, being able to offer live one-on-one sessions over video chat is a fantastic way to earn money while helping others succeed.
Participate in Focus Groups:
If you live in a big city, there are opportunities available for you to participate in focus groups. You can go on forums and find them. These focus groups provide a chance for you to have your voice heard and get paid at the same time.
The most popular form of payment is usually gift cards or cash, though some companies will pay via PayPal or other options. Focus groups are typically around 1-2 hours long and take place once or twice a week.
Even if you aren’t working in a social science-related field, focus groups can be a great source of income and research. As you can imagine, they are groups of people brought together to discuss specific topics.
The people that participate in these groups are usually compensated for their time and opinions by receiving cash or gift cards. However, don’t expect to get rich quickly from taking part in focus groups; it really depends on what they will be using your feedback for. For example, one marketing company I worked with paid $75 per focus group session but paid up to $500 for research-related questions (each person answers about ten questions). Make sure you ask about how much money is being offered before scheduling a session!
The future is uncertain. No one can guarantee you success. But, working with lonely people sounds like a rewarding experience and it might be worth your time and effort.
If you want to get paid while helping others, try getting involved in community service projects. Volunteer work can often lead to part-time or full-time jobs; it’s definitely something worth checking out if you’re looking for more meaningful employment!
Hi I’m Bilal Malik, a digital marketing and blogging expert holding years of experience.