Hey Everyone! Long winded post here but some good bits of information if you have the time. I know lately I have been focusing heavily on higher paying opportunities such as research panels, focus groups and survey invites, but I doubt ill ever stop looking for a few extra dollars on the lesser paying task sites like SwagBucks. That said, I wanted to share an interesting observation I made regarding the Encrave Videos on SwagBucks. The last few months they have been somewhat hit or miss for me and very frustrating trying to make consistent money. I run the Encrave videos and Radio Loyalty all day on a separate computer while working more profitable tasks on my primary system. I have come to expect the $125-150 I earn from SwagBucks each month but lately thanks to low Encrave availability that number has been more like a struggle to hit $75. A few weeks ago when the Encraves vanished? I decided to try a different browser. Duh.. Suddenly I was back to having unlimited supply. Mind you I tried clearing the cookies and such months before but that didn’t help however switching to Google Chrome seems to have afforded me unlimited videos again. Did everyone already know this trick? Its worth taking note that whether its Surveys, Radio Loyalty or assorted other tasks always remember to try a different browser when you have issues I just didn’t think the video offers would react to a different browser. Live and learn I suppose. I’m kicking myself because I didn’t try this sooner. Incidentally regarding the money I make with SwagBucks its worth mentioning that unlike most people? I am at my desk quite literally all day so the $150 I earn really isn’t much to be proud of given the sheer amount of time I put into it but hey, it doesn’t get any easier then listening to Radio Loyalty or watching Encrave videos to earn a Cnote+ each month. If anyone needs help earning on SwagBucks feel free to bring it up on our Reddit Thread and Id be happy to share some tips. Don’t forget SwagBucks pays $.10 an hour for Radio Loyalty, the highest any site pays and its been working flawlessly. Yeah, I had to jinx it like that : )
Since I am mentioning Videos, don’t forget LootPalace! If you are into earning with videos they typically have the highest payout. This does fluctuate week to week based on supply. If you are up late at night however LootPalace renews all their videos at 12am Eastern and you could literally spend hours making a few dollars earning $.02-.03 a video. ZoomBucks also renews at 12am fwiw.
Ever hear of Jamba Juice? If you have a location near you they offer a research panel that pays for online and sometimes onsite market research. Why not? Just thought id throw this in here randomly after stumbling on it this week 🙂
This week I also signed up for SIS International Marketing. Yet another market research firm that looks like it has some great potential. FocusGroup.com same thing. I like mentioning these as I join? but honestly you can save yourself time and effort and just wait for me to do updates when they actually offer work and start paying off! but I like giving a heads up for anyone that’s eager to jump on it with me and be the test rats. In all honesty though a lot of these I join and never hear a peep from but I promise I will always update when a site shows me the money. Remember- this blog is somewhat of a diary/journal for me and helps me keep track of all this insanity.
Cashing out of SendEarnings later this week. I know these are not huge earners but as much as everyone thinks they are a scam? I still swear if you approach SendEarnings and InboxDollars carefully and maybe spend 15 minutes a week you will reach that $30 cash out a few times a year. Just a reminder- they offer a $5 signup bonus. I do the paid emails and paid searches a few times a week? and I only attempt larger survey invites. Maybe 1-2 times a month I will visit the sites to look for a few offers. The real trick with them is not to waste your time, just earn a few pennies with maybe 1-2 larger survey invites a month. Also a good idea to set up a second email account so you can apply for offers without cluttering your main mailbox with junk mail in fact most sites encourage you to do this. Its worth mentioning fwiw that last month between the 2 sites I earned about $1.40 in total referral rewards. I don’t mention that to get pity but rather to make it clear that what I earn on these two somewhat ‘questionable’ sites is in fact real earnings. See an early posting for more tips on these 2.
One last site for the true penny pinchers like me? I just joined YouRoMail which is a site that pays you to read emails. Its very poor pay but they send quite a bit of email and it takes 25 seconds to receive credit. Like I keep saying, I will try anything and although I am concentrating heavy on the real earners I don’t ever want to stop picking up pennies wherever I see them. Ill update how I make out with this cheapo venture in a few months. Not expecting much but its the mindless simplicity that attracts me : )
speaking of referral rewards.. I do want to thank many of you for following me onto Fusion Cash. These folks pay $1 for each invite and a one time $2 when you complete your first offer. Its nice seeing a few extra bucks each month but even better still? when you cash out? I receive a $5 bonus and this month quite a few blog subscribers cashed out of FusionCash. This is welcome cash and I thank everyone for using my referral but its also great to see people are in fact earning with the site. It can be a bit tricky at times and I HATE wasting 10 minutes on a survey and then getting rejected? but Fusion is a good earner if you can accept the occasional headaches and rude customer support. Always keep in mind that the Reddit thread is there for sharing and asking questions so don’t hesitated to start a discussion about a site if you need help. I believe most of these sites are purposely designed to make it tricky so you spend massive amounts of time sifting through all the junk to get to the quality.
As I was writing this post I just received an invite from MintVine. Paid $5 for about 1/2 hour work and the survey was a Pilot for an upcoming TV show. Cant share any more details beyond that unfortunately, but I actually would have done that study for free it was so cool. VERY cool. MintVine is one of the few panels I still use and there is your reason why. Been a while since they sent me an online market study but hopefully those will come again.
Whoops one last thing to mention. We are starting to see information overload on my blog so I promise every few months starting hopefully later this week? I am going to create a post that stays at the top of the blog as a featured post which can be used as a quick guide for valuable info. Cant believe how much time has passed but some quality information is getting lost in all these pages. Need to start managing all of this better.