Showing posts from 2017

Keeping Track Of Online Earnings

How do you keep track of your online earnings? It is an important question and something important to do. Not just for tax type purposes but also if you are like me and using multiple websites it can come in handy to keep track of it all somewhere.

In the past I have used an Excel sheet but would often forget to update it. For a brief period I also used a word document saved where I typed in each payment as I got it, but same issue I would forget. I also had a earning journal for a while where I wrote down my earnings everyday. I sometimes still do that but find it to be extra work.

And then there is keeping track of payments when waiting. I use to have sticky notes everywhere for this but I found them to sometimes become too cluttered. So now I stick to a whiteboard because it is so easy and erases easy too.

This is a picture of how I keep track of payments as I wait for them. The whiteboard was bought at Wal Mart during the summer when school supplies were on sale. I think I paid $…

Prolific Academic - How To Get More Surveys

I have been asked this before when I was promoting Prolific Academic because I love the site so much and it is not really a survey site so much. Well it is and isn't, some surveys may want you to write out responses to questions, some are click and choose task and so on. They are quite interesting compared to a boring beverage survey for example.

The biggest thing seems to be demographics and some people seem to think it is country based which sometimes is true but not always. I was taking a look into their FAQ page and found this "Please note that many studies have eligibility criteria. This means that sometimes only certain demographics are required (e.g. 20-30 year old female Astrophysics students from Germany, to give one example). - Take from Prolific Academics "

I picked the above example because even though yes it is showing Germany as the target country it also is showing…

Gift Game App Review

Normally I don't like doing reviews until I reach the cash out and have been paid by the website or app. I was bored on April 6th and downloaded it to my phone. I came across it on Facebook in the ads section. Currently the only apps on my phone for making extra cash is GrabPoints, Swagbucks, Caddle, Checkout51 and Mobile Xpression. I am running an older phone (Samsung Galaxy S III) So sadly I am limited with the amount of space I have and then the fact the phone is becoming old in Galaxy series of phones.
Once in a while I will download a random "make free money" app as some people call them, get bored of them and do away with the app quickly. I already have been paid once by GrabPoints and am close to another cash out. Gift Game I have only been using for a few days so I still have a ways to go. I am kind of making it quite slow for me though because I am not doing any task like downloading apps for cash. Instead I am playing the games, watching some videos and enter…

March Online Earnings

I have to say I am not impressed with myself and my March earnings. I failed my goal to make $100.00 with GrindaBuck and I did not make $400.00 online by the end of March like I had hoped! I am not going to dwell on it too much but still I feel like I let myself down. Plus I did not keep this blog updated like I said I would either. I am going to have to sit down and think of new topic ideas to get more wrote or pre written or something. My earnings are not terrible though! The one positive is that I earned more in March then I did in February. Take a look,

March Earnings
Checkout 51: $20.00 (Cheque) 
Bestmark: $16.00 (Cheque)
ClixSense: $12.13 (Cheque)
Earnably: $1.00 USD 
Total after currency conversion: $1.29 CAD
GrindaBuck: $35.00 USD
Total after currency conversion: $45.44 CAD
UsabilityHub: $20.00 USD
Total after currency conversion: $26.16 CAD
Pinecone Research: $12.00 CAD
Prolific Academic: £20.25 GBP
Total after currency conversion: $32.44 CAD
ForumCoin: $5.95 CAD
UserTesting: $80.00 USD

Checkout51 Review And Payment Proof

I have been using Checkout51 for a very long time and to be honest I was worried I would never reach the $20.00 payment that is needed to cash out by check with this app. I am not trying to put down the app in any way by saying this, so try not to get to discouraged and read on.

Cashback and shopping apps seem to be something on the rise as of lately and becoming a popular means for people to save money. Maybe you already use Checkout51 or heard of it? Another popular app is Ibotta. I wanted to quickly mention Ibotta because I have heard A LOT of good things about it. At this time though Ibotta is only available in the United States and Puerto Rico. Learn about Ibotta here

Who Can Use Checkout51?
This is taken directly from their website, "Products must be purchased in your country of registration. We currently support the United States (the 50 states of the United States, the District of Columbia, Overseas US Military Bases, Puerto Rico) and Canada." You can read more ab…

BestMark Mystery Shopping (Canada and USA)

I live in Nova Scotia, Canada and in a town with a population less than 10,000 people. For a long time I would research various mystery shopping companies and sign up. Some of the sites I joined though only had shops in the cities so it never worked out for me. So today I wanted to talk about BestMark because they sometimes have phone and web based mystery shops which you can do from your home. Pretty cool! And a fun idea if you don't want to go out.

At current these are the following requirements to be a mystery shopper with BestMark

"Minimum Mystery Shopper and Exit Interviewer Criteria
Must be 19 years of age or olderMust have reliable transportationMust have good written communication skillsMust be able to focus on detailsMust have full internet access (at home or at work)"  The above is taken right from their website. So of course this could change in time.
Oh and if you are wondering if they pay, yeah they do. Here is some payment proof:
This is a recent check for …

February Online Earnings

Well as shocking as it is to say this February is one of the best months I have had for online earnings in a very long time. I am quite surprised. I just hope I can increase these earnings since April will be rough for me. In April I need to renew my plate and insurance for my car so that can be a bit costly. By being very strict with myself I was able to earn what I did in Feb so I am happy with it but hope to do better. Here is a look at my earnings:

February Earnings
GrindaBuck - $45.00 USD
Total after currency conversion - $57.35 CAD
UserTesting - $90.00 USD
Total after currency conversion - $114.48 CAD
Swagbucks - $25.00 CAD
ForumCoin - $5.77 CAD
Grabpoints - $3.00 USD
Total after currency conversion - $4.01 CAD
MicroWorkers - $9.00 USD
Total after currency conversion - $11.39 CAD
Prolific Academic - $15.30 GBP
Total after currency conversion - $24.25 CAD
MintVine - $10.00 USD
Total after currency conversion - $12.72 CAD
Pinecone Research - $3.00 CAD
Grand Total: $206.07 (total with mixed curren…

GrindaBuck - A Month Later...

Since I did a post on ClixSense about a month later and earnings I figured it was time to do GrindaBuck too, since I have been actively been using it for the past 30 days. I have a Youtube video about GrindaBuck as well which you can check out here

What I Enjoyed!
I love that GrindaBuck has a chat box that all members can use, even VIP level 1 members. And I like that the task ticker shows us when cash outs are processed and how people are earning, it is a good way to learn more about the site.The community is very friendly! When I joined GrindaBuck I was surprised by how helpful the admins were in chat and through the support ticket system and other members were so kind too with answering questions I had.Trivia Tuesdays! Trivia Tuesday is a chat game with 3 rounds at 6pm/7pm/8pm (Eastern time). It is played in chat. A mod host it and we try to answer the questions. Who  ever answers correctly first wins. It is a great way to win free GaB's (GrindaBucks)Bonuses and monthly contest!…

ClixSense A Month Later...

I decided when I started using ClixsSense again that once a month passed of me using the website I would go ahead and do another post. This post is to talk about my earnings and other things I was doing on the website.

What I Enjoyed
The site is easy to use!User friendly navigation.The "What's New" section was updated.Clixsense was quick to add other payment options after not having Paypal anymore.The Clixgrid and clicking on the ads were my favorite activity on this site.What I Did Not LIke
Offer walls are similar to other sites so I found that there is some good offers I can't do because I have done them elsewhere.Surveys though enjoyable had to many disqualifies and no small reward for disqualification like some sites add a couple cents reward such as MintVine or GrindaBuck.I am sad that Paypal is gone from the site but will be using Payza as my new payment option. Because of what felt like a lack of earning opportunities for me I didn't spend hours on this site…

ForumCoin – A Good Site For International Money Makers

As stated in my last post I did say there would be a 3rd and final post about ForumCoin and how to make more ForumCoins. But first I wanted to mention that this site offers something important people from various countries can join! A long standing problem I am seeing online these days is that there just isn't a good amount of work online for the “International worker” I often include myself in this category because there are various sites I cannot make cash on because I am in Canada. I guess I can say I am still lucky though because I still have more earning opportunities compared to some countries.
In my first post I talked about ForumCoin Faucet which is here To briefly recap in order to earn your ForumCoins from the faucet you must make sure you have an account with ForumCoin which you can get here Every 5 minutes the page reloads and you click submit, that is it! And you get 0.11 ForumCoin sent off to your ForumCoins account. So far I have got 38 cents from i…

Writing Articles On ForumCoin - A Way To Make More ForumCoins :)

In my previous post I talked about ForumCoin Faucet and how easy it is to use and everyone using ForumCoin should really sign up to it, to get those extra ForumCoins. Another great way to earn some extra ForumCoin though is to become a writer for the site and post some articles. So let's check it out together.

Finding it is very easy. On The Forum index page it is at the bottom where it says "Articles & Tutorials". I understand writing is not for everyone. That section has been up for quite a while and I didn't post my first article until Feb 9th 2017. I waited a long time because even though I love to write and enjoy writing I do get self conscious about it. So since that date I have managed to post 2 articles which earned me 100 ForumCoins so far. 100 ForumCoins is the equivalent of $1.00.

One thing to note though to become an article writer for ForumCoin you should first become a valued member of the community. Try to make it a small goal! If you are not alre…

ForumCoin Faucet - A Way To Make More ForumCoins :)

It has been a while since I talked about ForumCoin and I am sure some people who follow my monthly income post probably notice that I do not make money with this website every month. No it is not a scam or anything like that, it is slow earning but it is worth it. And ForumCoin has added 2 new things or new ways I should say to make extra ForumCoin.

The first one I am going to talk about is my favorite new way because it is so easy to do. ForunCoin Faucet! If you are not a member of ForumCoin sign up here first. The reason why I am suggesting signing up here first is because you will need a ForumCoin username to use the Faucet and get your points. To signup to the Faucet go here

The ForumCoin Faucet is easy to use. I have started adding it to my routine by leaving a tab open and checking it when I remember to. You can claim free ForumCoin from it every 5 minutes. Now I don't remember to every 5 minutes, but I am just thankful for the free ForumCoin it does offer.

I made a circle …

GrindaBuck A Awesome GPT/Reward Site

I did do a video on Youtube that gave a quick overview of the website but I am worried it might of confused some people who viewed it. Either way I am going to just mention some things about the website here that are important.

First off the daily check in is worth 3 GaBs (Gabs is short for Grindabucks) this is the currency used on Grindabuck. You can redeem your GaBs for Paypal, Bitcoin, WalMart gift cards, gift cards, Game Stop and Rixty gift cards. The cool thing to is that gift cards are processed quickly most of the time. I got Paypal cash the same day I redeemed. Here is payment proof:

Okay so now let's talk about earning some GaBs. I will mention my daily routine now and hopefully that will help people earn more GaBs :).

Once I get to GrindaBuck the first thing I do is my daily check in. Make sure you do this, 3 points each day. If you do this everyday in a 31 day month for example that is 93 GaBs or 93 cents. I know that is not much but I forgot to mention ther…

January Online Earnings

Well on a good note January was a lot better then December. It seemed like December so not good earning wise for me because so much was happening. Funky sleep schedule and working outside the home and of course the holidays. I did not meet all my goals for January but it all is a work in progress. Here is a look at my earnings:

January Earnings
Pinecone Research - $12.00
Prolific Academic - $11.00 - $17.31 is the amount after conversion to CAD
Usertesting - $13.00 - $16.55 is the amount after conversion to CAD
TheForumWheel - $0.25 cents
Total: $46.11

Not a horrible month all in all for earnings. I do wish I had of earned more but a lot of sites I use have payment rules where you need for instance $5.00 or $10.00 until you can cash out. I was not showing conversions before but figured I would since this shows the real earnings once I transfer the sent currency to my own.

I have a feeling with hard work I can earn more in February but I don't want to pressure myself too much. After all …

Trying Out Clixsense

Clixsense I do believe is quite popular now because it is one of the longest running PTC websites. Clixsense has been around since 2007. People already very familiar with making extra cash online are probably already using Clixsense.

A long time ago I actually forgot about Clixsense they were kind enough not to delete my account but I did need to get it up and going again due to inactivity. I am trying a bit harder now and hoping to cash out sometime in Feb on this one. I don't have a set goal on when I would like to cash out but just hope to.

Some Reasons To Join:
Daily Checklist BonusSurveys (I often get kicked quick if I don't qualify which is a bonus!)PTC clicks - So there isn't a lot of ads for me to click but hey every cent countsMany offerwalls to choose fromClixgrid - easy clicking like game where you sometimes can win $$$Task section provided by CrowdFlower  I have not been to lucky myself with the Clixgrid game lately. Since being active one day I got 5 more chanc…

Important Updates :)

Hey everyone this is a quick update post before I go off to bed. It is 2AM here so I probably should sleep lol. Okay I started using Niume a blogging platform and am enjoying it so far but not spending much time on it. To my understanding it is very important to share your post as it seems to only pay based on views. So this could be a good alternative to Bubblews. Yeah Bubblews was fun while it lasted but we all know why that one didn't work out. If you like what I write and want to see what I write on Niume then check it out here and you can sign up here to try Niume out.

I copy and pasted this from the revenue page as this will explain it much better then I probably could:

"RPM is an acronym which stands for Revenues Per Mille, and corresponds to the amount paid for every thousand views on a page. In other words, every time your post makes 1,000 views you will make $1."

Does it pay low? Yes, probably. Remember though this 1,000 views can probably count towards mul…

Thanks MintVine

Today while using MintVine something happened that has never happened to me before while using a survey website. So I had to share this because it is a big deal to me. I took 2 full screenshots to share them with everyone.

If you look at the picture there is some yellowish looking text letting me know the survey is not performing well for targeted audiences. I decided to continue just to see how it would go, I mean I figured, why not?

It might be hard to tell or see. But in this second picture the box where I would continue to the survey won't let me click it. I even waited a while too and still couldn't. Annoying well of course! But what wasn't annoying was having MintVine share that there was problems with the survey.

You know I can't think of any survey company as of lately posting something to let us know. So this made me impressed with MintVine and like them even more as a earning website.

My earnings have gone down with MintVine actually but it was be…

December 2016 Earnings

I think December so far has been the worst month earning wise for me. It has been a busy month for me though. My offline job may be coming to an end though which will mean I can spend more time online.

December Earnings
Prolific Academic - $6.14
Pinecone Research - $3.00
Total: $9.14

The holidays had me busy as well since I actually saw my family both Christmas eve and day. And work was crazy, there was a lot to do with getting ready for the holidays. 2017 is upon us now and I am hoping to make more online among other things.