How to Get Paid to Watch Netflix Shows at Home (Earn $1,000+)

Some people find watching movies unproductive. They may think you should use that time for something more valuable than entertainment. Believe it or not, you can earn money by watching movies.

There are several movie platforms that pay, but I will focus on how you can get paid to watch Netflix shows at home.

Depending on the hours you work and the nature of the work, you can earn over $1,000 to watch Netflix. Remember, there are direct and indirect ways of earning from Netflix.

Also, you should know that certain methods of earning from Netflix take longer than others. You shouldn’t ditch your 9-5 for some of these jobs.

Having said all that, here are eight side hustles on Netflix you can do today.

1. Become a Netflix Tagger – $35,000 – $85,000

This job involves watching Netflix films and assigning them labels or “tags” so viewers can locate certain genres.

Besides identifying genres, tags enable Netflix to create certain subcategories, e.g., “Oscar-winning movies” or “Movies that focus on high school life.”

Lastly, tags enable Netflix’s algorithm to recommend films to viewers based on what they have been watching.

Since this job is rather easy, you may wonder how much Netflix taggers get paid. After all, it’s common for easy jobs to pay less money.

According to Gyfted, Netflix taggers can earn between $35,000 and $85,000 per year based on years of experience in the entertainment sector.

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2. Start a YouTube Channel – $1,000+

If you are passionate about films you have watched, why not start your own YouTube channel?

With your channel, you can earn money reviewing films while also interacting with a community of movie lovers.

There are several ways to earn money from YouTube.

  • Allowing advertisers to run ads on your channel through Google Adsense.
  • Partner with Netflix and promote their television programs on your channel.
  • Sell your products or services (e-books, mugs, or t-shirts) to your audience.

An example is YouTuber Jeremy Jahns, who Social Blade estimates that he earns up to $195,000 yearly for reviewing movies.

3. Become a Netflix Affiliate – $1,000+

Once you have amassed a large social media following, you can sign up to be a Netflix affiliate.

As an affiliate, you will earn a commission for every person you refer to Netflix. However, Netflix canceled its affiliate program years ago, so how can you still be an affiliate?

You can be an affiliate by joining alternative program affiliates such as Disney+, Prime Video, Hulu, CBS All Access, and DishNetwork.

If you find a good movie on Netflix that also exists on these other platforms, you can review or share it on social media with your affiliate link.

At this point, you may wonder about the best program to join out of all these programs mentioned.

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Honestly, people have different criteria for what they consider the best, so it is best to research these programs.

4. Start a Blog – $1,000+

If you are uncomfortable with YouTube because of the speaking part, you can start a blog and write reviews about Netflix movies instead.

Remember, you won’t earn money immediately with your blog. On average, bloggers begin earning money within 6-24 months.

Like YouTube, bloggers can allow advertisers to display ads on their blogs. Examples of advertising platforms they can use include Google Adsense, Infolinks, Ezoic, Mediavine, and AdThrive.

In most cases, these ad platforms will require you to have a certain amount of traffic to join.

5. Download the Nielsen App – $50 to $10,000

Nielsen App has monthly sweepstakes that viewers can participate in.
Nielsen App has monthly sweepstakes that viewers can participate in. Image: Google Play

Since Nielsen tracks your viewing habits on Netflix and other streaming platforms, it will pay you $50 per year, which is, admittedly, a meager amount.

Fortunately, Nielsen has monthly sweepstakes that viewers can participate in. For instance, you could earn up to $10,000 in a month.

Download the Nielsen app or subscribe to its newsletters to ensure you never miss out on such an opportunity.

6. Join Slice the Pie

Slice the Pie is a website that pays people to write film reviews. The platform pays based on the number of views your reviews get.

Once reviewers reach a threshold of $10, they can withdraw the amount via PayPal on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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You need to watch movies in their entirety to write film reviews. Therefore, if you are taking this gig, be prepared to spend most of your time on the couch.

7. Become a Paid Panelist

If you like to share your thoughts online about a film for free, how about earning by posting the same content on Opinion Outpost, for instance.

Once you create an account with the Opinion Outpost, you will begin to receive movie surveys. Complete these surveys for a chance to win a prize.

Opinion Outpost pays through points that you can redeem for PayPal money or gift cards.

You must provide information about your background and hobbies to qualify as a panelist on this site or similar sites.

This information will enable the panelist platforms to recommend the appropriate movie surveys.

8. Sell Courses About Video Editing

Typically, YouTube film reviewers focus on reviewing films only. However, being a YouTuber can be a great opportunity to start and market your video editing course.

To make your course easy to follow, you could reference certain Netflix movies that use particular editing styles.

If you have created a video editing course, you can sell it on online educational platforms such as Udemy, Coursera, or Thinkific.

Before selecting an educational platform, research the availability and willingness of learners. Also, ensure you have an online presence to make it easier for you to market your courses.

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