The internet really is amazing. You used to have to work in a bar or restaurant to make some extra cash but now you can sit in the comfort of your home and get paid to chat online.
Yes, you can really make money talking to people online. Even if you are an introvert, you might find this is a fun way to make some money from home.
Years ago I had a friend who worked for a lonely hearts telephone line for some extra cash, he actually really enjoyed it.
Now things have changed and you can make money chatting online without even talking on the phone!
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Can I Get Paid To Chat Online?
There are all kinds of companies looking for agents to chat online and get paid for doing it!
If chatting online is something that interests you, let’s look at some of the requirements:
Aside from a working internet connection, a computer and a quiet place to work, consider the following:
Do you have an engaging personality and like talking to new people?
Are you a fan of social networking and online community sites?
Are you looking for a way to make money online from your living room?
How Can I Earn Money By Chatting?
There are 3 different ways to make money online by talking to people via a chat service. Not all three will be for you but there are lots of different companies hiring workers right now.
- Chat Customer Service Sites
- Adult Chat Sites
- Psychic/ Medium sites
Now the second and third options on the list might not appeal to you.
First of all, you may not be a psychic so are wondering how qualified you are to get paid to tell fortunes. I will let you draw your own conclusions on the answer to that question.
Secondly, adult chat is not for everyone but please note I am only going to list the sites that pay you to chat or flirt online.
I’m not talking about cam girl sites like OnlyFans which is a whole different topic.
The sites I’ve mentioned below are strictly chat and flirting.
That being said, there is an opportunity for you to become an online sugar baby but again, that’s not what I’m talking about here.
Let’s be honest, it is mainly the ladies that can make money on the adult sites.
Gents, I’m afraid this is more an option for spending your hard earned cash.
If you do choose to go the adult chat route, make sure to stay safe and anonymous.
What are the advantages of chatting for money online?
- Set Your Own Hours
- Work From The Comfort of Your Own Home
- Get Paid by Check or PayPal
- No Upfront Fees or Investment Required (internet and a computer are a must!)
Chat Customer Service Jobs
If you have ever contacted a larger company with an issue, you know that you often get the option to either call, email or do instant chat with a customer service agent.
Live chat is really popular with customers now as a quick and easy way to resolve their issues.
Many of us hate talking on the phone and dealing with annoying phone trees where you have to “press 1 for customer service” then listen to awful music for hours. Chat is instant and easier as you can multi-task while you converse with the CSR agent.
Companies love hiring chat agents as they can talk to more than one customer at once so it is more cost-effective.
You can earn good money as a chat agent for Working Solutions. There are lots of different opportunities available. Expect to get paid upwards of $15 an hour for a job through this site.
Premium chat is a way for professionals to get paid to chat online with their target audience. Simply set per-minute fees or flat rates for voice calls, text or video chat.
Premium.Chat is perfect for coaches, consultants, influencers, experts, tech support agents.
In fact, any individual or business offering one-on-one paid chat or consultancy services can sign up with Premium and make money.
Amazon employs Customer Service Associates in more than 130 locations in over 40 countries around the world, supporting customers in 16 languages.
The Virtual Customer Service team allows employees to work from home, providing flexibility and the freedom to work from a location that suits them.
This is a great job if you want to make money online from home and chatting is something that interests you. All of us are familiar with Amazon and their customer service which is normally excellent so the learning curve will not be too steep.
Apple is another large company that employs customer service agents to work from home.
You can get paid to chat via their customer service site from virtually anywhere in many different languages.
Fortune 500 companies like Intuit, TurboTax and more use Arise agents for their online customer service fulfillment. The pay is good and you have the bonus of working for a reputable company.
This is a great option if you want to work from home and need flexibility.
LiveWorld pays really well compared to some other chat sites.
They also offer benefits such as retirement plans and health insurance which is pretty rare as many of these kinds of jobs are independent contractor roles.
Liveworld focuses on text and social media communications via messaging apps.
McMoney is not a chat site per se but I wanted to include it as it fits the “get paid to text” criteria.
How It Works
When sending an SMS text message, it sometimes doesn’t arrive at its destination.
This might be caused by fraudulent parties in the SMS network.
McMoney SMS helps companies find and eliminate these bad connections.
By letting McMoney send you texts to access their system, they can find these fraudulent users and you get paid at the same time!
The Chat Shop is not currently hiring as of this article but I wanted to include them as they are a really good option when they open up their recruitment process again.
They are not as flexible as some of the other companies above, meaning their agents do need to work a part or full-time schedule. They are UK based and pay around $11 an hour for US based agents.
Where else to look for chat jobs
If you like the idea of giving people comfort but don’t really want to chat, you could also consider becoming a professional cuddler instead.
Adult Chat Sites That Pay You To Chat
As I mentioned above, there are chat sites that pay you to flirt then there are the cam girl/adult sites. Below I have focused on the more PG adult flirtatious sites.
The companies below do mention privacy as a priority which is important and if you are interested in making money this way you need to be safe and not give out your personal information.
Most importantly of all, don’t do anything that you are not comfortable with.
Flirtbucks chat hostesses can make money either with text or video chatting. You don’t have to advertise yourself externally as everything works via the Flirtbucks system. This is nice for privacy and means you don’t have to worry about trying to get customers yourself.
Flirtbucks is legit but know that the money is average.
Text chatters make 10c a minute for the first 3 months, gradually going up to 15 cents per minute after 6 months. Video chat is more lucrative starting at 40 cents a minute.
Phrendly markets itself as a place where you can grab a coffee virtually wth a stranger and chat.
I’ll put this out there. If you read the testimonials on this app you will see that the only people making money on this site are women who get paid to chat to men. I’m not sure how well it works the other way round.
How it works
When you message someone on Phrendly, you share “drinks” that have cash value. (If they message you first, you earn money – obviously if you want to make money, you will wait for someone else to make the first move.)
Your first few “sips” are on the house, so it’s free to try. After that, you can keep the fun going for less than the price of a movie.
Chat Recruit is a true adult sex line out of the UK. They accept English speakers from all over but this is an opportunity for women only to make money chatting online.
This site is definitely a little bit more risque but it can be a lucrative option if flirting sites are your thing.
Get Paid To Chat On Psychic/ Medium Sites
Psychic abilities can range from interpreting dreams, tarot card readings and medium services.
If you do have psychic or medium skills and would be interested in getting paid to chat, here are some sites that are currently hiring:
I mentioned Chat Recruit above under the adult chat sites. They also have a psychic section that will pay you to chat.
If you have psychic abilities and do not want to start your own business or website, you can download the free Instantgo app to start being paid for your answers over the phone and text.
You decide the rate at which you answer the phone, respond to questions, offer a reading and other online psychic and medium services.
Psychics Live is one of the world’s longest running, and most reputable psychic services. We are looking for psychics, mediums and tarot readers to chat on the phone with callers.
You can make money from live phone chat readings, and SMS text message readings. Psychics Live TV pays weekly and all you need is WIFI and a psychic ability.
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