Want to know how to earn money on your smart phone or computer for the holidays? It’s not very difficult, although it does take a lot of time and patience. Here is how I make extra money. Blogging, surveys and watching videos online.
Blogsvertise isn’t as good as it used to be, although I am not counting them out of the game because it is possible that some day I might get new opps, although it has been a long time so I’m not holding my breath either. They usually send you an email telling you to write a 200 word, 3 paragraph blog post and you get paid a certain amount of money depending on your blogs rating. The higher your PR is, the more money you will make. Although from what I understand, Google doesn’t use PR anymore, advertisers still request PR1 or PR3. They do have pay-per-click opportunities, but I have never made a dime from those, so they don’t work very well.
It takes 30 days to receive your payment through PayPal and there is no limit to the amount of money they will deposit. If your payment is $10, then they deposit $10.
PayPerPost is a company owned by IZEA. They send you emails with leads and you can either accept or decline them. You just write your blog post about the website and enter the link to the post and you get paid 30 days after it is approved. There isn’t a limit to how much money you can withdraw, but know that if it is under $50, they will take $2 from you. It’s a good thing to wait for that to build up to $50 though. I still have $23.50 in my account, although it has been quite some time since I have gotten an opp.
SocialSpark is also owned by IZEA and for some reason I get more opportunities here than PayPerPost, although it has been quite some time since I have. I also have a pay-per-click (PPC) ad on my blog which does generate revenue each month, so whether I write a post or not, I will receive money in my account, although it is a tiny amount.
Much like the other blogging websites above, they send you an email telling you that you have a lead or an opportunity and you either accept the lead, or take the opportunity, whichever the case may be. Unlike the other 2, when you are ready to write your blog post, you have to write it within the website, not your own. They will post it to your blog on a specific day and time, usually the next day or so.
It also takes a month to receive your payment, and like PayPerPost, you can withdraw any amount you want, but they will take $2 out if the amount is under $50.
Swag Bucks is a great way to earn money by doing surveys, watching videos, playing games, downloading apps and getting paid to shop or search the web. I haven’t received a payout yet, but that’s because it is not the easiest way to earn money because I get disqualified from I would say 8 out of 10 surveys because I didn’t meet the criteria for whatever reason. You earn very little for watching videos and I haven’t even figured out how to earn money from playing games yet. When you do earn swag bucks from surveys, it is a good amount.
When you have 450 swag bucks you are eligible to redeem a $5 gift card for Amazon. Some rewards are 500 for a $5 value, but Amazon seems to require less. They do have good rewards though, like Amazon, Target, PayPal and Starbucks, just to name a few.
SuperPay.Me is a new website (new to me) that I just started using. In just a short amount of time I have earned $1.43 and 104 points from doing surveys, installing apps and watching videos. One of the very odd ways of earning money is by clicking a banner ad which opens a new tab in your browser, and you have 5 to 60 seconds to look at a website before you earn your credit. The credit isn’t a lot, but it’s free money, so why wouldn’t you do it?
The reason I am suggesting this website is because you can withdraw any amount of money you want at any given time. Like say you have made $1.00 and you want that dollar, like right now, you can withdraw it to your PayPal account. How you make money from points is you can either get a $5 Amazon gift card for 500 points, or you can convert your points to cash, or you can convert your cash to points. It is up to you how you want to be paid. I would personally keep earning as much money as I can until I need it, then withdraw it and get a lump sum.
Amazon Mechanical Turk
Amazon Mechanical Turk is not the same thing as everything else I listed above this one. You choose tasks called “HIT” and do whatever it is they want you to do. Like for example, my first task was to write down everything in a store receipt along with their price, including coupons and voids. You know how a receipt shows initials instead of long names because there really isn’t much room for a long name? Well, you have to type in the long name I guess. Anyway, that one particular task gave me 2 hours to do the task, well, that’s perhaps a 10 minute task if you ask me, but they kept saying I didn’t do something right and to keep checking. I forgot to add 1 yogurt and 1 dozen eggs, but everything else was right. I checked it, double checked it, triple checked it, quadruple checked it… I basically checked it about 20 times and it was correct. I finally just submitted it whether it was right or not because it was right in my mind. If I don’t get paid then that’s okay, it was only .06 cents anyway.
You aren’t going to make very much money with this which is why I don’t completely recommend it. It is Amazon, so when you get paid, they will pay you money, or you can choose Amazon credit. I personally would rather have Amazon credit because I’m always buying things on Amazon anyway, so I might as well just have some money in my account. But I can’t say that I will be doing this enough to make much of a difference. It takes way too long for only 6 cents for that one task.
Viggle isn’t a website, it’s an app for your Android or iPhone. You earn points for watching tv and doing trivia while watching your show. They have some good rewards, although they come and go so if you want a specific reward, you may have to wait for it to come back.
In 2013 I earned $50 in rewards for Barnes & Noble. It cost me 50,000 points for $25 which I redeemed twice (months apart). I don’t see it on their website now, but I will continue earning more points to redeem more for the same reward.
RewardTV is a website I used many, many years ago. I didn’t even know they were still around, but you can make a lot of points just buy doing trivia on shows that you watch. Like say you watched Once Upon A Time last night, today you can do trivia on what you saw. I completed the trivia and got 2 questions wrong, but they weren’t questions for the show, they were for the commercials during the show. Look, I’m not paying attention to the commercials LOL. Those are pee breaks people! At any rate, for this specific show, I earned 10,500 points.
I can’t tell you how to spend your points. They don’t have a rewards page for redeeming your points like the other websites I suggested. They do have sweepstakes, pay for my stuff which I assume is basically sweepstakes, auctions, and shopping spree, which I have no clue how that works.
So even though I have no clue how you can make money from this, I am still suggesting it because points are very easy to make if you remember what happened in the show that you watched the day before. I am sure you will figure out how to spend your points.
Those are all I can think of for right now. I wrote a post about making money from your cell phone, but I didn’t keep those apps because I didn’t use them as often as I would have liked, but I stand by them because they are a good way to earn money if you are willing to do what they ask.