Friday, July 18, 2014

Extra Money I Made Online In June

It's that time again. I have been having a great summer so far! I have been slacking off because I've been spending so much time outdoors hiking and swimming and stuff. I hope you guys are having a great summer too. But lets jump right in....

Swagbucks (Get paid to watch videos on their app, do surveys on their site, etc.)  -  $25.00 (This is mostly passive income. See below.)
Yahoo Contributor Network (Get paid for writing articles.)  -  $2.92 (This is passive income for me for a handful of articles.)
PostLoop (Get paid to post on forums.)  -  $5.16
Jingit (Get paid to watch video ads.)  -  $0.30
Quickrewards.net (Get paid to take surveys, etc. No minimum cashout.)  -  $0.16
Pinecone Research (Get $3 for every survey you do.)  -  $12.00
mTurk (Do small tasks or micro jobs.)  -  $2.73
Qmee (A browser extension that pays you to search. No minimum cashout.)  -  $1.22
Sponsored Tweets (Get paid to tweet ads. Will be shutting down soon.)  -  $3.00
Social Spark (Get paid to blog, also shutting down soon.)  -  $28.53
Innopoll.com (Get paid to take surveys.)  -  $2.00

So I made $83.02 this month. Could have done better but like I said, it's summer and I've been having too much fun. =)

Amazon gift cards
mPoints (A rewards program used by several apps.)  -  $2.00 amazon
Perk (Get paid to run videos on your smart phone or tablet.)  -  $10.00 amazon
AppOptix (An app you run in the background on your phone.)  -  $10.00 amazon

So I made $22.00 in amazon gift cards. Not too shabby!

Google play store credit
Google Rewards App (Pays you to take small surveys.)  -  $1.14 Google credit

So I'm pleased to say that Perk has really improved their PerkTV app! I don't know what they did but it's finally running really well on both my phone and tablet. It isn't freezing and getting stuck on ads constantly. Let's just hope this lasts. I still don't trust it enough to run out and buy another device to start "farming" as other people are...but maybe later if things keep going well.

Swagbucks is still awesome! Still my best and easiest earner. I only do the apps and it's pretty much completely passive except for keeping an eye on the apps every so often to make sure they haven't gotten stuck on an ad or something. But other than that it's the easiest money I've ever made.

The App Optix app is really great. I downloaded it a while back and completely forgot about it. It just runs in the background and gathers info about your phone (but nothing personal) and gives you points and once you have 300 you get a $10 amazon gift card.


Saturday, June 7, 2014

Review of Coppertone ClearlySheer Sunscreen

So I recently got to try out Coppertone ClearlySheer for Sunny Days sunscreen through BzzAgent. If you aren't familiar with BzzAgent, they send you products to try for free and all you have to do is give your honest opinion about them.

So anyway, I really couldn't have gotten this kit at a better time. I've been making it a point to spend more time outside cause every summer I tell myself I'm going to do just that and I never do. But this summer I've been swimming and hiking and stuff and it's been a lot of fun. So anyway, I've been using this stuff just about every day since I got it.

It says it won't cause breakouts and I have to say that seems to be true. I have always had horrible issues with acne but so far I haven't had any issues with breakouts since I've been using this stuff. I also love that it doesn't feel nasty and greasy and it is easily absorbed by the skin.

I've also always hated the smell of sunscreen. I can't say this stuff doesn't have a sunscreen smell to it at all, but it smells much better than your typical sunscreen so that's pretty awesome. 

And most important of all, it works. It's SPF 30 and I haven't gotten sunburned once! =) Just remember to reapply every 80 minutes or after swimming.

Have any of you tried this sunscreen yet? If so what do you think of it?

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Extra Money I Made Online In May

Time for my monthly income report. I think I did pretty well this month. Lets find out...

Swagbucks (Get paid to watch videos on their apps, do surveys, etc.)  -  $25.00 (The apps are pretty much completely passive.)
Yahoo Contributor Network (Get paid for writing articles.)  -  $2.41 (This is residual for a handful of articles.)
Hubpages (Get paid for writing articles. Revenue sharing site.)  -  $50.09 (This is my first payment from them. See more below.)
PostLoop (Get paid to post on forums.)  -  $8.19
Jingit (Get paid to watch video ads.)  -  $0.15
Pinecone Research (Get $3 for every survey you do.)  -  $9.00
Qmee (A browser extension that pays you to search. No minimum cash out.)  -  $0.29
PaidViewPoint (Get paid to take small polls.)  -  $15.20

So I made a total of $108.35. Not too shabby. =) 

Amazon gift cards
mPoints (A rewards program used by several different apps.)  -  $3.00
InstaGC (Get paid to sign up for offers, do surveys, etc.)  -  $1.00

Google Play Credit
Google Rewards app (Get paid to answer small polls.)  -  $1.09

Stuff
BzzAgent - Special K bites, Coppertone sunscreen, Chips from Kroger's (all to be reviewed soon!)
Influenster - Tons of stuff that I'm not gonna list again here but it's in my last post. =)

So I've had an account with Hubpages for years and at one point I had about 20 articles there and was making about $5 a month which wasn't too bad consider that I hadn't put much effort into it. But then all the google changes happened and things went downhill. I deleted some of my articles (now I'm down to about 11) and kept saying I'd work on my account but I haven't done anything so far but I continued to earn about $0.50 a month and after having that account for a few years (I don't even know how long lol) I finally hit $50 and got my first payment. 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

My Influenster Box

So if you aren't familiar with Influenster, it's similar to BzzAgent and Smiley360. You sign up and if they have a mission that matches your interests they'll send you some stuff to try out. I just got a huge box of stuff from Influenster just in time for summer. =)

I got a packet of Blue Diamond Blueberry flavored Almonds which I didn't even know where a thing! They were absolutely delicious. They're rich in vitamin E and a whole packet is only 230 calories. I've been trying to eat healthier so these couldn't have come at a better time.

I also got three packets of The Vitamin Shoppe Next Step Fit N' Full Shake meal replacement shakes. I got 3 flavors (fresh berries, Swiss chocolate, and French vanilla). They have 14 grams of protein per serving, 5 grams of fiber and tons of vitamins and minerals too. I didn't expect them to be very good cause lets face it, protein shakes usually taste like dirt but these are actually really good. Especially the chocolate one. =)

They also sent me a 20 oz JAXX BAP free shaker cup to mix it all up in. This thing is pretty cool. And I love that it's easy to clean and even comes with this neat little thing in it to help keep everything mixed up.

And some Profoot Triad Orthotic shoe inserts. I'm really glad I got these. I've been planning to get out and walk more this summer but I have flat feet but it hadn't even occurred to be to get some inserts. My dad and I have been gathering firewood (we try to gather a little each day up until the fall so we'll have plenty for winter) and I've been using these inserts the last few days and I've noticed my feet have felt a lot better!

And they sent a Profoot Pedi-rock to help remove the rough skin and calluses from my feet so my feet will look nice while I'm hanging out at the pool. This thing actually works really well and when you're done with it just rinse it off, let it air dry and you're good to go. =)

And my favorite item yet...a bottle of Aqua Spa Lavender and Chamomile body creme. This lotion feels and smells amazing. It is really thick (in a good way) and not at all greasy like so many lotions are. I've been using this stuff like crazy.

This box was awesome and had a ton of awesome stuff in it to help me enjoy summer. I'm so glad they sent me one!

(Disclaimer:  I got to try all these things for free in exchange for giving my opinions of them. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.)

Monday, April 28, 2014

Extra Money I Made in April

So it's time for my monthly income report. I didn't do quite as much as I wanted (had a few family emergencies) but I still didn't do too bad. Here we go...

Swagbucks (Get paid to watch videos, do surveys, etc.)  -  $25.00
CashCrate (Get paid to do surveys, sign up for offers, etc.)  -  $20.49
Post Loop (Get paid to post on forums.)  -  $5.79
Jingit (Get paid to watch video ads.)  -  $0.45
QuickRewards.net (Get paid to do surveys, etc. No minimum cash out limit.)  -  $0.27
Pinecone Research (Get $3 for every survey you do.)  -  $12.00
App Trailers / App Redeem (Apps that pay you to watch videos.)  -  $0.50
Qmee (A browser extension that pays you to search.)  -  $1.20
Neobux (A paid to click site.)  -  $5.58
ChatAbout (Get paid to post on their site.)  -  $5.00

Total amount of cash this month  -  $76.28

Amazon Gift Cards
mPoints (A rewards program used by several different apps.)  -  $1.00 Amazon card
InstaGC (Get paid to click ads, do surveys, etc.)  -  $1.00 Amazon card
Perk (Get paid to watch videos with their PerkTV app, do surveys, etc.)  -  $5.00 Amazon card

Total Amazon credits  -  $7.00

Google Play credits
Google Rewards app (Pays you to take small polls.)  -  $3.21 

So I'm still loving the Swagbucks apps. They vary the amount you can get each day...for a while it went down to about 80 and now for the past few days it's been back up to 100 swagbucks. I don't know how long that will last but if you get the $25 paypal option like I do, then that makes each point worth a penny. The apps are SO easy to run and while they don't make you a ton of money, they're pretty much completely passive.

On the other hand, the PerkTV app from Perk.com hasn't been working out as well as I was expecting. It is supposed to work the same way as the Swagbucks apps but it has A TON of problems. Here are some of the problems I've been having. (Other people may not have these problems at all so I recommend seeing what other people have to say too.)

1. Gets frozen or "stuck" on ads constantly. Which means you have to check it every 5 minutes or so which makes it not passive at all and incredibly annoying.
2. Sometimes videos don't credit at all.
3. This is also true for the videos they have on their actual site (not the app) that are supposed to pay 10 points per video. They credit for me about half the time. I recommend refreshing the page after you watch a video to see if the other videos are still there. Most of the time they will all disappear. I assume this means that these are videos that won't credit for you if you watch them.
4. If you don't have the ABSOLUTE latest version of the app, none of your videos will credit. This wouldn't be so bad but half the time it won't even notify you of an update BUT they tend to update the freaking thing every time I turn around. So far none of these updates have fixed any of the issues I just mentioned.

But the good thing is that so far they are paying people so they don't seem to be a scam or anything. Maybe I'm just the weirdo having these problems and everyone else is doing fine? Who knows? lol But I'm currently at about 2,500 points and after I reach 5,000 and cash out I am seriously considering not using it anymore. Yes, these problems make it THAT annoying.

And neobux....for a while I was trying out their rented referral program to see if I could build my way up to some decent passive income but it didn't work out well at all and basically I just got frustrated and quit. The site isn't a scam at all or anything, but there are tons of "paid to click" sites out there and I'm not really looking for that these days. I was interested in neobux because of the possibility of passive income but I just couldn't seem to get it to work for me. Their rented referral program is weird and complicated and I just didn't like it.

And Hubpages! =) I rarely talk about Hubpages on here because it's a residual income writing website and I've used it a little on and off for a few years now but I've never gotten a payment yet...but I finally reached $50 this month which means I should be paid sometime next month so yay me! This is my profile is anyone wants to see it. I plan on trying to write more there but it's hard to find the time and get motivated, but I'm working on it.
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