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It depends, in the past I've burnt CDs and printed paper covers that I fold up.  I've also gotten vinyl records pressed at a pressing house then shipped to me and done the covers and packaging myself.   Usually these days I get turnkey vinyl records or tapes for a more professional package and have them shipped to me in bulk then ship them out as orders come in.  Once a record company did all the shipping for me, but I made less money and didn't save that much work.
 
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I think if you can show pictures of taking burned CDs, tapes or LPs, putting pretty covers on them and mailing them out, along with the associated $20 of income for those things, that would probably qualify.  I think.
 
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Okay, here is mine:

Copy edit academic journal. This is a journal where high school students can publish original, peer-reviewed research -- the only journal of its kind in the world. I did the final copy edit and proof read of the student papers prior to publication. The payment was in CAD originally, but when I made the withdrawal, it converted to USD. The first screenshot is the proof that it was online, the second is the proof of the amount of payment.

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I recently closed my business building and maintaining web sites and doing web hosting. All work was done over the net.

Invoice and payment for a job in 2018 working on a web site for a client. She has since let the site go, unfortunately (nothing to do with me).



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Todd O'Brian wrote:For those casting about ways to do this there are a lot of options.  Too many to cover in a single post.

For small dollar commerce you can get paid to take surveys.  I used Prolific, which is for academic researchers to gather data for their studies, but it is not available everywhere.  You will usually get less than a dollar per survey, but they are short.  A quick google search will reveal any number of small dollar options that companies are willing to pay to rent your eyeballs and attention span.  Attachment below.

For mid dollar commerce, if you have a bachelor's degree you can sign up to help students by answering homework questions.  I did this for Study.com for a few months, they pay $5/answer but it was college level stuff and worked out to about $8/hr once I got good at it because the answers need to be detailed.  It does have the added benefit of helping you brush up on your old academic skills if you feel like you need it.

Finally, for full-time commerce, if you have a bachelor's degree and are a native or near native English speaker, you can get an English as a Second Language certificate and do online tutoring.  This can pay anywhere from $15-50/hr depending on your qualifications, experience, and any sort of niche that you can fill (IELTS, STEM, Business, etc).  I've heard rumor that it can get higher than that but this seems to be the market consensus rate.  I haven't done this personally but I have known people who did it full-time and made decent money.



When I posted this originally ya'll weren't doing air badges.  I live in the US but get paid in Pound-Sterling (80.03 GBP = 105.98 USD) by today's exchange.  Do I qualify for the badge?
 
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Looks like your submission slipped through the cracks, thanks for bringing it up!  I just certified you and you now have a fancy new badge
 
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Thank you, once I'm out of quarantine from my travels, I should be able to start getting after a few others.  So exciting!
 
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Some years ago I was an online ghostwriter, as well as a couple others that offered a byline. I worked for several companies at the time including Textbroker, Yahoo, Suite101, and the one listed here: Crowd Content. I only did the work for a few years, finding that the amount of effort put in was often not paying as well as hoped since the requests were frequently vague (needing free revisions), or other times there would be long stretches with minimal work. Still, even just posting the earnings from one of those ventures does meet the requirements of this badge. I've since moved on to writing for myself instead of the ghostwriting and article writing thing.

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A screenshot of a series of paychecks and their total. The picture should stand as proof of both the income and the fact it was online.
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Not sure if this counts since I earned the money over multiple smaller payments for an ongoing project instead of one lump sum, but trying anyway!

Description: Social media posts for Laura, a local Realtor. She pays me on an ongoing basis to develop and post one post per week on her business and personal Facebook pages . I invoice her monthly and she's really terrible at paying on time, but I've included a screenshot showing I've made over $100 from doing this for her.

Proof that it was done over the internet: It's Facebook posts, it can't really not be done over the internet. I've included a screenshot of one of the posts I did for her, if that counts.

Proof that I've made at least $100: I've included a screenshot from my invoicing software. Most of the invoices individually are less than $25, but in total I've made well over $100 from working with Laura, so I'm hoping it counts anyway!

(The name showing in both screenshots is my deadname, which I use for business purposes because my area is not lgbt-friendly and it would be next to impossible for me to find work if I used my preferred name/pronouns.)
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Example of a post I did on Laura's Facebook page.
Example of a post I did on Laura's Facebook page.
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Screenshot of my invoicing software showing all the invoices Laura has paid (and a dropdown showing the account is mine).
Screenshot of my invoicing software showing all the invoices Laura has paid (and a dropdown showing the account is mine).
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Note:  The BB requirements have been updated a bit
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