Take Paid Surveys After Taking Care of Your Family and Pets

the-obama-family-1174515_640In between your work and family, you almost have nothing left for yourself. If you have pets at home, then you have more responsibilities. It does not mean though that you cannot balance everything. The truth is that you still have the chance to do all these responsibilities if you know how to manage your time. You need to have a clear plan on what needs to be done during the day. You must also list down all the tasks that you have to finish on a certain deadline. Before you know it, you have finished everything and still have enough time in your hands.

If you do, it won’t hurt if you take on an extra job. There are online jobs that you can take. For instance, you can answer surveys online. The best part about this job is that you only need internet access. You don’t have to leave home. If you have kids and pets to take care of, then you have nothing to worry. You can take good care of them and at the same time do something more to earn money.

How does it work?

Answering paid surveys is not necessarily a difficult task. You can finish answering a survey form in just 30 minutes or so. As long as you can finish the job required of you with accurate and excellent answers, then you will be paid for it. Otherwise, it could be your last task. Paid surveys don’t pay well. You only earn a few cents for every task that you finish. It is still worth your time though. After all, you are doing a lot of things online and you don’t get paid for them. If you have free time on your hands and you have nothing else to do, then answering surveys where you get paid is a wise thing to do.

Not everyone will be paid

You have to understand though that companies invest on paid surveys so they can get the real response from consumers. They can use the results of those polls to determine ways to improve their company and the products that they offer. It means that they will only consider paying those who take the job seriously. They will check if the answers are good enough. They will then collect the information from properly vetted survey forms. From the results, they can formulate ways to improve their company.

It means that even if you are paid less, you still have to take the job seriously. You don’t do this because of the payment, but because you want to voice yourself out. You want them to know that you are serious in helping them out improve their company for the sake of their consumers. You can check out surveycool.com for more information on how you can get started.

Again, you should only do this extra job if you think you have enough time for your family, pets, work and everything else.

The Nursing Shortage

The nursing shortage is really starting to hit worldwide. I was aware of what was going on in the west but not in Australia. This issue is real here. I would have never thought we would have these issues in here. However, we are importing more and more medical staff from abroad. This is concerning and exciting at the same time. Let me explain where I am coming from.

Every year, Australia imports thousands of medical staff into the country. Most of this medical staff are nurses. I know what you are thinking. Why would these healthcare facilities not hire domestically instead spending the money to bring nurses here from foreign countries? The answer is simple. There are not enough classified nurses in Australia to meet the labor market demand.

This is concerning for a couple reasons. The biggest one being that Australia has a large portion of its population born in the baby boomer era. That means a large portion of the Australian population is getting older and reaching retirement age. These people are bound to have health issues as they get older. That means more of them checking into hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities for treatment. What happens when there are not enough nurses to take care of them all? Nothing good.

That is why I think Australia is taking preventative measures now. They are giving hefty scholarships for students to enter the medical field. Especially for nurses. But will that be enough? Australia might become the new hotbed for imported nurses. Many people from Asia and the west are looking for ways to travel and get paid for it. This might be a way. Either way, Australia needs nurses as soon as possible.

According to Nurse Frontier, nurses make almost $68,000 in the United States. Those nurses could stand to make much more in Australia. Especially if they have the experience and education under their belt. Australian healthcare facilities provide lucrative and extensive compensation packages for their employees along with 401k packages, great healthcare, life insurance, and 4 to 6 weeks off from work a year. That is better than most jobs in the United States.

However, we cannot just rely on importing nurses. Hopefully, Australia can produce more doctors and nurses from school. That process is going to take a while, though. Probably a couple decades for the supply to meet the demand. Baby boomers do not have that time. Australia is going need to import some help. Which this country a great opportunity from foreign nurses to travel. If you know any classified nurses in other countries, please ask them to come to Australia. We need them.


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5 great jobs for unskilled immigrants in Australia

For those planning to relocate to Australia for the foreseeable future, an essential step includes identifying job roles that are available in the local area.

If you already have an interest or experience in a specific industry sector than it usually benefits to attempt to continue working in that area. Also, if you aren’t planning on completing relevant formal training or studying, an entry-level or unskilled job position is certain to be the most practical option. You have come to the right place; Australia is a great place to work as an unskilled worker as the conditions and pay rates are at an all time high!

If you are having trouble choosing a job/career without skills in this great country, here are five jobs or industries to consider. To help make the choice easier, visit the Australian Immigration Website for guidance:

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Supermarket/grocery store (any role)

Shops and restaurants are often in need of workers and perfect for those that intend to stay in the city. Popular choices include:

  • Customer service cashier
  • Checkout operator
  • Retail sales assistant

Since these jobs mostly relate to interaction with the general public, it is necessary to have the right open and pleasing personality. There should also be a variety of store job opportunities that are behind the scenes and in the back offices. The only thing you must be aware of is that due to the high level of customer interaction, you will need to learn the in’s and out’s of Australian slang – be prepared!



With the increased growth in Australia’s mining industry, there is presently a shortage in mining workers which has opened up a variety of opportunities for the unskilled and skilled workers looking for full-time employment. The multiple mega mining projects taking place has made it difficult to manage the ongoing commitments; a result of this is the job roles for even those with no past experience. A typical job role with none to minimal experience includes apprenticeships, mining trainee-ship, or entry-level mining jobs.

This industry is extremely high paying however may require extended periods of time away from family- Keep that in mind when applying.


Construction worker/tradesman

Whether it is working as a carpenter, bricklayer, or stonemason, there are a variety of job opportunities in the construction industry that are perfect for the non-skilled or semi-skilled labourer. Whatever is the most desirable aspect of construction, there is certain to be a lot of vacancies throughout the built up areas.

Also, to increase the chance of getting employed in this industry it helps to have the proper on-site safety gear – Safety regulations in Australia are very high, so personal protective equipment is vital. Steel capped work boots are very important; however ensure you choose the most comfortable pair of work boots available – The Work Boot Critic has some great reviews, so be sure to check them out. Work boots are a must for all trade related jobs in Australia – the rest of your gear will be supplied by your employer.



Even though the fruit-picking season is available for half the year (December-May) there is still a great opportunity here to find employment. This type of job role can be quite strenuous with a lot of picking and lifting that takes place under the bright sun. Be enthusiastic and pick more fruits when fruit-picking to help increase the potential earning. Also, virtually every state in Australia has a thriving ranching or farming industry, which should give many other opportunities to find employment.

The greatest benefit about this role? Fruit picking pays extremely well (expect up to $2000 AUD per week) and presents an opportunity to extend tourist visas for travelling relatives!


Office Roles

A further area of employment that is available to those with minimal past experience or skill is working in the wide-ranging office roles. Common choices include administration, help desk, data centre, shared services, and back offices. Many of these roles can start at junior or entry-level which makes it possible to gradually progress to the more advanced roles in the future.


There you have it, plenty of opportunities for the unskilled migrant that all have very appealing lures. Australia’s immigration is currently at a 20 year high and this is due to the high standard of living. Choose the right role from the outset and you will be sure to have a great experience in this great country.