How to Earn Real Money by Watching Videos

Maybe you have seen the first part of this post where we have discussed some of the proven ways to earn extra money just by watching videos.

This video is somehow related to that, but these gigs that we are about to discuss will require some skills for you to be able to earn more from watching videos.

If you have experience in any online typing jobs like transcription, data entry, or article writing, then you have an advantage.

Any of these gigs related to watching videos or short films can also work for you as a side income for immediate bills you need to pay, or if you want to save something for a vacation.

That is all up to you.

So let’s take a look at some of the ways how you can earn real money by applying your skills in typing, listening, and grammar while doing what you love — watching videos.

1 . Write Subtitles For Reality Videos

Millions of reality videos are being produced everywhere in the world, inspired and influenced by some of the biggest video-sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo.

Content creators are looking for freelancers who have great listening, typing, and grammar skills to write subtitles for their content, especially with reality videos.

Reality videos are recorded videos of a live interview, a speaker in an event, a travel video blogger, a food video blogger, online gamers, just to name a few.

These are raw, real-life scenarios caught on camera.

There are no scripts before capturing these events, and owners of these content are looking for freelancers with great listening, typing, and grammar skills by writing subtitles for their videos.

You can actually do this from the comfort of your home.

All you need is a laptop, an internet connection, and a quiet place to work.

Subtitles are the text format of any spoken content or sometimes the description of a sound in a recorded video, film, or television program and usually displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Subtitles or sometimes called transcripts are too time-consuming for a content creator, that is why there is a high demand for freelancers who can help them with this aspect.

And this where you can offer your services for a fee.


A couple of sites where you can do this side gig are Fiverr and Upwork.

These are legitimate platforms that connect clients and freelancers.

Have a look around at these sites and see how much freelancers are charging per project so you can post your rate competitively.

Just to give you an idea, freelancers who write subtitles charge a minimum average of $5 per project, well, that depends on the length of the video, of course.

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What if you have received a lot of projects, more than you can handle?

There’s a simple hack called Otter.

It has free and paid plans based on your needs.

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This program can easily produce transcripts of any video in just a matter of minutes.

But be aware that the transcripts produced are not 100% accurate, especially the hard to hear or unclear spoken sounds.

Thus you still need to review the transcription while watching the video so you can correct mistakes and fill in the blanks.

Believe us, not even robots can replace human accuracy.

Not this time. In the near future perhaps.

So cheer up! You still have a lot of time to earn more extra money with this gig.

What if you can speak another language, and you can easily translate videos?

Very impressive.

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Well, you can charge extra for that at a much better and higher rate.

You will surely get more clients with that particular skill, and more clients means more earnings for you.

2. Promote Videos On Social Media or Blog

We all know that social media platforms and blog sites are so loved by companies of any size, whether it’s a startup or a Fortune 500 company.

It is the best place for showcasing any service or product.

What if you have an impressive number of followers on your social media page or blog?

How can you earn real money watching and promoting videos on social media?

How can you turn this into a money-making machine?

You can offer companies or small businesses to promote their videos on your social media platforms or blog.

The more followers you have, the more you can charge companies for it because their aim is to reach more people in every way possible.

It is the simplest form of advertisement and not too expensive as compared to using television networks or huge billboards that you see on a major thoroughfare just to send their message across.

If you have a smaller following on your social media or blog but decent enough to promote some videos, especially so if it’s within the niche of your client, you can still offer your services in posting company videos online with a small fee.

You can do this by creating your own profile on freelancer sites like Fiverr to make an offer.

Make sure to come up with a short but powerful title about your offer to attract potential clients.

Set your rate to a fair and competitive one, and always be available online to answer inquiries immediately.

In the process, you can still continue to work on your social media or blog to gain more followers if you are aiming to attract more businesses.

If done right, these part-time gigs can bring in some serious bucks for you.

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This could even turn into a full-time career where you can manage your own time and be your own boss.

No alarm clock in the morning, no long commutes going to work, no annoying officemates, and more time with your pet and coffee.

That is freedom… and that is sweet!

But you have to understand that to make this work for you as a career, you need to mix up a success bowl with these ingredients: a dash of passion, a cupful of determination, and a bagful of discipline.

Good luck!


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