There are a variety of ways to earn and be compensated for your contribution in web3. From traditional full-time roles to new web3 opportunities such as quests, bounties, DAOs, play-to-earn and more.


Airdrops are a web3 native way to earn based off your actives. Protocols, DAOs and other tokenized communities reward their contributors with tokens and other assets for their previous or future contributions. Airdrops are also how many teams decentralize and give ownership or governance to their users. Discover unclaimed and prospective airdrops with these resources.


Find unclaimed airdrops. Earnifi finds you thousands of dollars in airdrops, NFTs, and claimable assets.

Bounties and Quests

Bounties and quests are ways to earn in web3 based off your on-chain activity. Explore some of the most popular platforms across the metaverse.


A web3-native Trello with token payments, credentialing, bounties and more.


Earn crypto by doing sh*t. The best contributors use Layer3 to participate in leading web3 communities.


Learn how to use and contribute to decentralized apps, earning tokens based on your on-chain activity.

Curated Job Boards

Job boards aggregate amazing opportunities all in one place. Below are some of the best crypto job boards from awesome web3 communities and curators.

Bankless Pallet Board

The best jobs in crypto and DeFi, curated by Bankless, for the Bankless Nation. New technical and non-technical job posts every week.

Cryptocurrency Jobs

The leading job board for blockchain & cryptocurrency jobs. Building the decentralized future takes people from devs to writers working together.

Crypto Jobs List

The Web’s Biggest List of Cryptocurrency Jobs, Web3 Jobs and Blockchain Jobs.

Gaby's Web3 Job Board

Great job opportunities from the most exciting companies in web3. Curated by Gaby Goldberg.

Paradigm portfolio opportunities

Paradigm backs disruptive crypto/Web3 companies and protocols with as little as $1M and as much as $100M+.

useWeb3 Jobs

Find the latest Web3, Solidity, Ethereum, developer, engineering, product & software jobs in the Web3 ecosystem.

DAOs and Tokenized Communities

DAOs are a community of people managing financial assets(tokens and NFTs) together usually to achieve a shared cause or mission. They usually require a token or NFT to join but provide ample ways to earn for their members. Below you will find sites to help you find the DAO for you unique interest so you can begin earning in your community.


De-Fi (decentralized Finance) platforms and smart contracts that let you earn from the assets you already own. They each come with their own risks but through lending, staking, liquidity mining, and more you can let your idle assets work for you. Below are some aggregators listing the more battle-tested De-Fi platforms and earning opportunities.

DeFi Llama

Defi Llama is the largest TVL aggregator for DeFi (Decentralized Finance). Our data is fully open-source and maintained by a team of passionate individuals and contributors from hundreds of protocols.

DeFi Pulse

DeFi Pulse is a site where you can find all the latest analysis and rankings of decentralized finance. It ranks and keeps track of the total value blocked within the smart contracts of the most popular DeFi applications and protocols.

Lido Finance

Liquid staking for Ethereum, Terra, Solana, Kusama and Polygon. Staking offers crypto holders a way of putting their digital assets to work earning passive income without needing to sell them.

Grants and Public Goods Funding

Grants and Public Goods funding provide capital for work that would otherwise go without financing despite its net positivity to society. Below are some of the be sites and protocols where you can apply for grants and funding for all the open-source and other public goods work you do to support the metaverse.

Aave Grants

Aave Grants DAO is a community-led grants program to fund ideas submitted by the Aave protocol’s community, with a focus on empowering a wider network of community developers.

Compound Grants

Providing grants to projects and ideas that make Compound better. Applications take 15-30 minutes. Apply now!


Gitcoin is where communities unite to build & fund public goods.

Sevens Foundation

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to elevating artists. We provide a framework for curators and organizations to connect through art exhibitions and grants with charitable or benevolent intentions.

UNI Grants Program

UNI Grants Program supports both individuals and teams attempting to provide innovative solutions, tackling problems, or contributing to existing tools to ensure sustainable growth for the protocol.


In web3 you can earn money and assets(NFTs/tokens) while doing what you love. This includes playing video games (play-to-earn) learning (learn-to-earn) and more. Explore some of the most popular x-to-earn sites and this unique way to earn in the metaverse.


PlayToEarn provides the most accurate and unbiased data for blockchain games. We track community activity, growth and on-chain metrics.

Coinbase Earn

Earn crypto while learning about crypto. Discover how specific cryptocurrencies work — and get a bit of each crypto to try out for yourself.


STEPN is a web 3 lifestyle app with social-fi and game-fi elements. Players can make handsome earnings by walking, jogging, or running outdoors.