On average, people spend about 8-15 minutes a day in the shower… the same amount of time it takes to complete a micro gig online.

Now, I’m not saying you should replace your regular bathing habits with a new side business, but micro jobs are definitely something simple you can add to your morning routine, before or after your shower … that could make you a nice side income.

Microgigs are a new opportunity, perfect for people who want to create an extra income without the trouble of becoming a real freelancer or searching for clients.

They’re small, odd jobs you can complete for $5 to $250.  And most take less than 30 minutes.

Some are based on writing or an existing skill like singing, whistling, drawing or painting.  Others are much simpler, like commenting on someone’s blog or e-mailing someone your favorite travel itinerary.

Some are even silly…

One gig I saw was from someone offering to put a horse mask on and sing Happy Birthday.  Another offered to write wedding dates in the sand at the beach.

You can draw, paint, write, record your voice, make phone calls, dress up like a vampire… you name it.

When I first wrote about this opportunity last year, I tried it myself and got paid to comment on other people’s blogs, write a few travel articles, answer camera questions and forward my favorite travel itineraries.

It’s SUPER EASY.  And incredibly fast.  I finished most of my gigs in 30 minutes or less.  And they’re fun.

Mary, below, gets paid to speed color.  Check it out…

You can read about some of the other wacky gigs that exist (like how to get paid to sing messages to cats, how to sell your travel itineraries, how to get paid to make wake-up calls), here.

The key is great customer service.  Most of my customers (and this is true of nearly every microgigger I’ve spoken to) were repeat customers.

Take the extra minute to provide great customer service, and you’ll find that your orders triple as customers quickly refer you to others who order more.

It’s an extra minute you’ll be glad you spent.

You can find out more on how to get started with microgigs, here.

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