Prior to that group, they had an online community for teachers looking for lesson plans. That probably sounds pretty random, but it's crazy the type of communities you can build and rally people around. If it's something that you're passionate about yourself and you want to connect with others that have that same passion, then an online community is something you should definitely consider.
I use Wyzant, so I can't speak for any others, but I made a profile, listed my background, and set my own price. I then apply to students, as well as respond to students' applications, to set up lessons which will earn me money. You kind of set your own schedule, but you are going to need to be available when the students are. In other words, unless you specialize in college level courses, most students won't be available until the late afternoon/evening.
Research your YouTube channel idea, for instance I want to run a new YouTube channel on fancy socks if I google that and find out there are over 50000000 search results on this topic it's best to avoid talking about that topic. On the other hand if you google something like best socks for running and you find only a few results chances are it's a good place to start. Keep in mind make sure ye topic you want to talk about is something that is interesting or worth mentioning for example don't talk about "red socks for people who bus 5 hours a day".
I know that I-say and many others on this list are available in the U.S. As a quick word of caution, if you sign up for these/start taking surveys, actually be honest with your responses. Not just because it's more accurate for the researchers, but because a lot of these sites have technology to blacklist you if you fill out the surveys too quickly or they can tell you're not actually paying attention.
Some of the highest paid Youtube stars are earning over $10 million dollars a year. Felix Kjellberg(PewDiePie) makes over $12 million a year playing video games and making jokes, Rosanna Pansino making $5 million as the Cupcake Wizard and Michelle Phan makes over $3 million a year with Makeup tutorials. If you have a knack for being in front of the camera becoming a youtube star can be very profitable.
I am quite fond of SwagBucks Referal Link / Non-Referral Link. It has the option to earn about $1.00 a day just running aps on your phone. Plus there are tons of surveys constantly being posted as well as shopping bonuses and even videos to watch to earn. The SBS subreddit even has an amazing guide to get you started. The payout is in gift cards and there are plenty of surveys. You can even earn SwagBucks by using coupons. They have a lot of options.
Free to join, the site runs a range of special offers, including awarding prizes at random, giving you daily targets to hit for which you receive bonus points, and posting deals on their social media feeds. They have a great new app and a strong referral scheme. However, like everything, it’s not perfect – it can start to suck up a lot of your time. Swagbucks runs on the premise of incentivising day to day internet use to make both you and them money, so it is worth being aware of this so it doesn’t end up seeping into too much of your life!
Unlike some of the other sites, with Inbox Dollar, you essentially sign up to take advantage of whatever Inbox Dollar makes from their advertisers. They will send you emails which they get paid per receipt of you reading them or clicking a link. In turn, they give you a cut. Not to ruin your day but it's a rather small cut. The links that end up paying out the most usually have some stipulations attached – such as signing up for a service. This can end up being a lot more hassle than its worth and we recommend you pay VERY close attention to the stipulations.
Survey availability comes and goes. In general, you can expect to have more work during the first few days that you sign up. This is simply because there will be more surveys waiting to be complete for a new user rather than for someone who is completing them as they come in. While this is typically the case, it is certainly possible for a new user not to have any surveys.
Manipulate Reddit in order to get views for a particular website. The guy worked for a site that specialised in a certain technology that happens to have alot of investment and attention going into it right now, and his job was simply to try to get the articles to the top of the relevant sub Reddits and other forums. He didn't go into the specifics of how he tried to do that, but from what I gathered it was mainly using a dozen or so accounts to get attention/discussions on the thread in order to push the post up Reddit.
As you can tell from the list, I just stick to the higher paying and passive earning places. I am far too lazy to give it the kind of effort you do. Although in my defense, I live in Australia so I don't have access to the high volume sites like Mturk. In fact, most of that is useless here - the only ones on that list that work here are Prolific, UsabilityHub, the Reddit subs and of course Ebay. Redbubble probably works too - I haven't tried that one. I use Teespring.
To those who aren't using this site already, Clickworker is one of the best sites to make great money. I average around 15-20 dollars per hour, and you could make that without much focus or thinking. The tasks are extremely easy and they restock every week. This is seriously the best site I've used so far and even beats mturk because there are jobs available at all times. Make sure that you sign up for "UHRS web entry" because that is where you will most of your money.