If you’re feeling the strain of the current economic shitstorm and need to earn a few extra bucks, why not cash in on your filmmaking skills via Demand Studios? They offer tons of paid assignments for writers and filmmakers to create video content for a range of online outlets. Just sign up for an account, search and find a job that works for you and start getting paid. Right now there are 15,875 freelance gigs available—so dust off that camcorder!
Lance Armstrong’s new health and fitness site sports a ton of information and advice on wellness. It’s very user friendly and offers something for everyone, from exercise videos and training techniques to dieting tips and health advice. Features great tools like The Daily Plate, a calorie calculator, “Dares,” which helps you accomplish set goals, and a community of groups and forums to share your pain and progress.
Now that the novelty of Pandora is starting to wear off, it’s time to move on to the next new music mecca. TheSixtyOne describes itself as “a safari for music junkies” and it’s not wrong. Artists upload their work for review and users decide is worthy of being on the homepage list of most popular songs. Create a user account to enhance the experience as you listen to new tunes and earn points for recommending quality music that others may enjoy.
It’s surprisingly tough to find good animation online but HR is always a surefire bet. Every page is brilliantly designed and even the menu pages are visually entertaining. Here you can find a host of games and funny flash cartoons with a cast of regular characters like Strong Bad, The Poopsmith, Teen Girl Squad and Homestar himself. There are also downloads, podcasts and a merchandise store. Be prepared to spend a good few hours here.
Crackle is Sony Pictures’ video entertainment network, choc full of digital content like original shorts, old shows like The Larry Sanders Show and The Tick and classic movies like Ghostbusters and The Karate Kid. If Sony made it, it’s on here. And it’s free! Their original programming includes short form series like “The Groundlings” and, our favorite, “Star-ving” starring former child star David Faustino.
To offset the Gawker Network sites that focus on cars, sci-fi, video games, sports and gadgets, they also offer Jezebel, a sardonic blog for women that might chastise us for just suggesting that chicks don’t want to read blogs about cars and sports. They still talk news, fashion, entertainment, beauty and celebrity but all with a deliciously dry cynicism that keeps us refreshing for updates throughout the day.