Happy Friday night, folks! Anyone else staying in and staying up late to earn, like me?
I felt this might be a good time to look back on prior posts and update some of the information I provided. If there’s one constant in this industry, it’s that things change rapidly. It’s a genuine challenge to keep the blog information current – what’s a great deal today can be flat beer tomorrow. All the more reason to subscribe to my blog by clicking on that little blue button in the top right corner. Yeah, that one. Now, you will always be on the cutting edge.
Radio Loyalty has become Radio Cheapskate, as SwagBucks is only paying $.02. This program went from being incredibly generous to paying less than the average. I still love SwagBucks, though. SwagBucks is still my favorite for Encrave and SpecialVideos each day. I am trying for larger surveys with them, but I still find I spend too much time getting rejected for it to be worth it.
I started using my Radio Loyalty with LootPalace. They pay fast and it compliments the HyprMx Videos I watch for a few hours each day. I wish this site offered more, though. If you have time, I recommend monitoring the LootPalace chat room for some excellent tips. They also have a daily “check in” reward just for visiting. Wish my friends and family did that for me. The HyprMx adds up, but beware it can also be addictive and chew up tons of time, so just make sure you do it simultaneously with another task, such as completing Surveys.
For members of PineCone: Every few weeks PineCone sends out small profile surveys. You aren’t required to take these, but I recommend doing so if you have the time, as these profile surveys are used to match you up with paying surveys. At first glance, the profile surveys seem longish, especially for no pay, but it will cultivate future opportunities. On another interesting note, PineCone announced a few weeks ago that they now allow payment via Paypal, which is obviously a positive.
Just two quick notes on Inspired Opinions: There is a 5 (or so) day “hold” period before you get credit for a survey. This is common with a lot of reputable sites, but I wanted to give a heads up on this. I also felt inclined to mention that, earlier this week, I tried three times to reach them via support to ask about the crediting procedure, and as of the end of Happy Hour on this Friday night, they have yet to respond. Argh! I hate poor customer support, but thankfully with Inspired Opinions the main reason I signed up was for the larger focus groups which they are simply acting as recruiters for. But for the surveys they offer, please be mindful that support may be lacking, so be cautious.
I wish SocialSci had more offers. I cashed out for a small Amazon Gift card recently, which I earned with just two hours of taking studies. Make sure you visit the site to look for new studies, they go fast and they apparently don’t always send out email updates.
This site is still one of my best earners for surveys outside of Amazon Turk. I primarily take the email invites, but I also try to visit the site a few times per day and just refresh the “available surveys” page. The average time to complete the studies has been dead accurate and the rejection rates are fair, especially when you consider how well most of them pay. Make certain you have your profile surveys completed. They will pay you to complete it and it helps them target your profile more specifically. Better targetting = less rejections. As I mentioned in the past, the only downside with FusionCash is that it takes one full month to process your cash out, and it’s a $25 threshold, but if you visit the site a few times per week you should have no problem achieving that.
This GPT site recently added a second survey panel. Under the ‘Earn’ tab you will choose Surveys 2. These are relatively small, $.50 surveys but they seem to be real easy to get accepted. I have been selecting available surveys that are 10 minutes or shorter, so on weekends when Amazon Turk is slow, GiftHulk is a good alternative. I have never had a problem getting paid with this site and although its not my highest earner, it actually borders on fun, much like Swagbucks. Just be sure to be super-selective and find what pays. Next time you visit GiftHulk, select Offers under the same Earn tab from the home page, and then click on Matomy and then Trending. This is REAL cool: you can see offers that other users are currently getting accepted to and earning! If you come to GiftHulk once per week, you’ll find new offers and can easily make a few dollars just following the trending offers. The short story: not a huge earner, but all the tasks are as easy as pie. A great weekend site to explore.
Anyone want to get paid to write reviews for up and coming artists? Gotta admit: I haven’t used STP in quite some time. Its fun, but its not a huge earner and they haven’t been offering the double bonus days, so I just don’t have the time. Still worth checking out if you love music and Ill definitely get active again when the mood feels right. Very solid site, just wish it paid a little bit more.
Everytime I use BingRewards it gets harder and harder to earn, it seems. They raised the number of searches (to 3 ,now) to earn a penny and long gone are the double bonus days. Inbox Dollars, SwagBucks, SendEarnings all pay more. I still try to use Bing when I’m doing surveys and need to search for something, but definitely not a big earner unless you do it daily. Still great to use if you have a daily plan and want consistency.
I think that covers a lot of updates. Soon Ill be publishing an updated survey list, flag some new apps, and of course as we speak I am working on a few more survey sites. It never ends. Thanks for reading folks, I hope you found some nuggets that will help increase your earnings.