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Dan Schointuch
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Any legitimate business is going to need your Social Security Number or EIN; the IRS requires it when filing a W2 or 1099 for an employee or contractor respectively.

The one exception is if you’re an independent contractor and the business paid you less than $600 during the year, then they are not required to file a 1099 and so will not need your SSN. An EIN can be substituted for an SSN on a 1099 if you have one, but if you’re a sole proprietor the SSN is still preferred by the IRS.

http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Hiring-Employees

http://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Information-Returns-(Forms-1099)

If you do the math, Amazon Mechanical Turk can easily meet your needs, especially since you want to limit yourself to less than $1,000 a month. If you average 15 cents per task, and each task takes one minute to complete, you’ll make $9 an hour. So working 110 hours a month will bring in $990. That’s only a little more than 25 hours a week required, and it allows you to work from home on your own schedule.

However, it seems like you might be looking for something that doesn’t exist. A high paying, work from home job that does not ask for your SSN… I don’t think you’ll find any legal options that meet those criteria short of self-employment. And even if you choose to do something like start a blog, ad networks like Google AdSense will also require an SSN or EIN.