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Month: October 2017
Survey Momma Review – What is Survey Momma? SurveyMomma is a totally free survey site that connects you with all the top companies that want to hear your opinions about brand names, things you have purchased, your shopping habits, lifestyle and much much more. Disclosure: […]
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We are quite frugal, despite our household income being above average. Just a few years ago we were struggling to make ends meet and we developed a few frugal habits that have remained, despite our increased income. One tactic to save money that we have used is cash back websites.
What Are Cash Back Websites?
Cash back websites are really cool. All you have to do is sign-up for the various sites then shop like you normally would through the sites links to your normal online shopping stores.
The shopper uses the cash back site to shop for products via the sites affiliate links.
Instead of pocketing the affiliate commissions, the cash back site gives a percentage BACK to the shopper as a kind of thank you bonus for shopping through their affiliate links.
So the shopper makes money back and the cash back site makes a small commission. Everyone benefits!
When you use cash back sites, you get cash back from the site which can be anything from 1% – 40% ! Additionally, you very often receive coupons, special deals and promo codes. You need to ask yourself why you wouldn’t do this!
Yes it really is that easy and these sites are nearly always FREE to sign-up for and use.
Cash back sites are a great habit to get into and the savings can really add up over years and when combined with other ways to make extra money.
Top 3 Best Cash Back Sites
There are many cash back websites to choose from – some are great but some are NOT so good. Here are the best cash back websites that we use regularly and save a ton of money with.
Ebates gives you FREE money for shopping
Ebates – Ebates is a brilliant way to make money by doing…. nothing new! Just signup and don’t change your spending habits to see the savings and gift card rewards mount up! If you sign up to Ebates using our link you will receive a $10 sign up bonus!
Be sure to look out for double cash back days (usually holidays). We recently purchased a Laptop through Ebates and got $55 back just for that! The last few months we made about $100 cash back from shopping through Ebates alone. They deal with all the major online stores so there is no problem finding the right link to shop through. We only purchase essential items through Ebates, things that we would be buying anyway so we might as well get cash back for them!
Remember you can still use online discount coupons when you shop through these cash back sites. Crazy savings!
Mypoints – offer some nice cash back rewards for shopping online in a similar fashion to Ebates! You Earn Points for shopping at your favorite online stores like Groupon, eBay and Walmart.
Mypoints also offers some other earning modalities like completing paid surveys and surfing the net for gift card rewards. These are nice bonuses but we really only use the cash back shopping rewards.
SwagBucks is something that we use to earn some Amazon gift cards with very little work. They are a very well known company and very trust-worthy.
You can use SwagBucks just like Google for online searches. However, with SwagBucks you get reward points (called SB) for the things you do through their website.
Then, when you have enough SB’s, you can redeem them for cash, gift cards, and more. You’ll receive an SB (Worth $3) sign-up bonus just for signing up today!
The Best Cash Back Websites – Conclusions
If you want to maximize your cash back rewards for shopping online, I recommend signing up for the BEST cash back websites that are discussed above – the more the better as you will cover more shopping opportunities with more sites. These sites have all proved so useful for saving more money when shopping online!
We really believe that your financial situation can change but you have to experiment with new things. It is amazing how many people have never heard of these sites (Swagbucks, Ebates and Mypoints).
If you are super busy and just have time to sign-up for one of these sites – make it Ebates. I promise you will not regret it – it is especially good if you are booking hotels or travel.
Good luck and please let us know of any other great money saving sites that you think other readers would benefit from.
Russell & Maleah
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The Best Online Paid Survey Sites We have earned extra money by completing free online survey sites and earned point rewards that can be converted to cash. It is not like you will make millions of dollars from completing online surveys, but it is relatively […]
This Survey Junkie review will show you how to get started with Survey Junkie and other online paid survey sites and start making $10-$20 per hour working from home.
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Blogging is our primary source of online income.
We never thought it would be possible to make money online part-time just a few years ago.
We made $10,533.28 in September 2017 by blogging and expect to see this increase as time goes on.
Our easy-to-use tutorial can help you to start a blog step-by-step. It really is easier than you think!
However, before we got involved with blogging we would make extra money online by completing paid online surveys.
If you need to make some money quickly, paid surveys are a great solution. However, you need to be careful with your choice of paid survey site because there are plenty of scams out there that are a complete waste of time.
Today, I want to introduce you to one of my favorite legitimate paid online survey sites. The earning potential will never be enough to make you a millionaire, but you can make $10-$20 with work and a good strategy.
If you would like to read more about the dozens of other paid online survey sites that I recommend, you can find the list here.
Our Survey Junkie Review
Making money by taking surveys is becoming more and more popular, probably because completing paid surveys is something that can be done at home in your own time.
Paid surveys can take a lot of your time, however, so it is important that you only use paid survey sites that compensate you fairly for your time.
How Much Can You Make With Survey Junkie?
I joined Survey Junkie to see if it would be worth the time required for filling out paid surveys. I quickly made $10 in a few hours of very easy work while listening to a few TV shows that I like.
The pay is probably close to or just above minimum wage, but don’t let that put you off! If you treat Survey Junkie like a full time job, you can make more money and benefit from lower taxes etc than if you worked at a ‘real’ job.
The nice thing is that you can work on it as much or as little as you like. I estimate that you could probably make $1000+ per month with Survey Junkie. If you want to make more than this, I highly recommend signing up for as many of these survey sites as possible so that you maximize your survey options.
Survey Junkie Review: Overview
The basic requirements to join Survey Junkie are very easy (and free!). The user simply chooses a username, password, and enters a valid email address.
You receive 25 points as a bonus just for signing up. Survey Junkie utilizes a point system, and when you get over 1000 points ($10) you can cash in your points for either cash or gift cards. I reached the $10 minimum very quickly.
By completing your profile will earn you another 50 points. It is very quick and easy to fill out your profile and I highly recommend that you do, because it will help you get offered surveys that you qualify for. When you first log in to Survey Junkie you will be greeted with an attractive user interface, here is mine when I initially signed up.
Your current points and cash are displayed on the left and your available survey offers are shown on the right.
I like how there are estimates of the time required to complete each survey. I have found that the estimated survey completion times are usually quite accurate.
The best thing about Survey Junkie is that you will be rewarded for surveys that you don’t even qualify for. If you start a survey and you are not qualified – Survey Junkie will give you a few points just for your trouble.
This is huge because some other survey companies will waste so much of your time finding out that you are not qualified. This is something that I really love about Survey Junkie!
Survey Junkie Review – Payment
Survey Junkie earned points are displayed on the left panel (see above screenshot) and the points can be converted to real cash.
- 1,000 Points = $10
Most surveys will earn you between 100 and 200 points, so it doesn’t take long to reach the threshold. I like how Survey Junkie immediately adds the points you earned after a survey to your account. Payment is prompt when you reach the minimum $10 balance. A large variety of payment methods are possible.
Survey Junkie – What I Like About the Site
Here is some of the things that I LOVE about Survey Junkie:
- Professional user interface.
- Fast and easy surveys.
- Efficient payment methods.
- The surveys don’t take you off to random sites and make you buy anything or sign-up for nonsense.
- Low minimum payment threshold of $10
- Its FREE!
- No Spam.
- Does not require personal information to sign-up.
- New surveys are added daily
- Honest about the time commitment per survey.
It is possible to make up to about $50 per day on this site – I have not personally done this though and I would not find it pleasant!
Survey Junkie – What I DISLIKE About the Site
- Only US residents are eligible.
- Higher payment per survey would be nice.
But that is really all I can complain about with Survey Junkie. If you want to earn an extra $1000 in a month then it is possible with Survey Junkie, if you treat it like a real job.
Pro Tip: I listen to podcasts while I complete surveys and it is pretty amazing how time just flies by.
I highly recommend that you sign-up for a free Survey Junkie account. If you are looking to earn some extra money then it is a good starting point.
There are just so many of these survey companies and I find them to be great side earners. Check out my other favorite paid survey sites (Survey Momma and PineCone Research) to add many other income streams to your arsenal.
Russell and Maleah
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A Winning Strategy to Monetize Your Blog
Many people in today’s economy are looking to make extra cash fast.
Many of these people are students, work-at-home moms and people who just want to work from the comfort of their own homes.
We make many thousands of dollars per month online (September online income was $10.5k from our websites, check it out here) and in this short article we would like to share how we recently added another small ($50-$100 per month) income stream to our online passive income money making ‘machine’.
Many people will not be particularly excited by the prospect of adding $100 per month to their income!
But what we have realized is that most online income starts as a ‘trickle’ and over time becomes a ‘stream’ and then a fast flowing river of recurring passive income.
The trick is to not give up when a new income stream is in the ‘trickle’ phase. If an online income source can make you $50 per month, it is highly likely that it can make you 10X, 100X or even 1000X that amount as you scale up and double down on what is working.
In the blogging world, this usually means gaining more traffic to a landing page or blog post.
We fully expect to grow this new income stream to a few thousand dollars per month over the course of the next 6-12 months.
This is a Cost-Per-Action (CPA) affiliate strategy, which means that the affiliate (you!) gets paid when someone signs up or registers for a particular service (e.g. a paid survey). As you can imagine, the conversion rate is very high (>30%) because the ‘customer’ does not actually have to buy anything and you will still get paid a commission for them completing a registration form.
So read on and we will show you EXACTLY how to make money from your blog very quickly.
How To Make Money From Your Blog FAST
Here is the fastest method that we have ever used to earn money from a blog. If you follow these simple steps, we promise that you will see your first few dollars from it within a day or so!
You do NOT need a lot of blog traffic to make some money from this method. However, you do need a blog (check out my how to guide if you don’t yet have one) and it needs to be in the financial, frugal living or make money online niche.
The financial niche for blogging is fantastic for so many reasons! You get to help people, make money and learn more frugal tricks etc!
About 30% of people visiting your page will likely opt-in and you will be paid a commission for each one!
Step 1: Sign up and test some of the legitimate paid survey sites (SurveyMomma is my favorite and the highest converting survey site that I currently promote). SurveyMomma can help people who need to make some extra money by paying them for their opinions. This is an important step as you must be able to write a review about the paid survey site and give an honest opinion of your experience. Let me repeat that!
You MUST actually use any paid survey site before you promote it. This is essential because you do not want to be sending people to junk or scam sites (trust me there is a lot of those!).
So go ahead and give SurveyMomma a try and then proceed to Step 2.
Step 2: Now that you have tried some paid surveys that SurveyMomma has emailed to you, it is time to sign up for an affiliate link with our favorite CPA network (PeerFly) so that you can promote the survey site on your own blog.
We have tried various CPA networks for survey sites and we have found that PeerFly is by far the best.
If anyone else has a better suggestion for a CPA network please leave a comment so that other readers can try it! PeerFly has been reliable and a pleasure to work with. IGain is another great paid survey site affiliate program that we use alot.
Step 3: Create a helpful blog post for people that are looking to make some extra month online (here is the one that I made that converts at around 38% for SurveyMomma survey sign-ups).
I suggest that you write a brief review on your experience with paid survey sites and then recommend a few of the best ones to your readers. Include a few of your affiliate links to your PeerFly offers and if anyone signs up for a survey site, you will receive anywhere from $0.5 to $10 per completed registration (You can search and browse the various CPA survey offers available on PeerFly).
No customer purchase is required for this strategy and your affiliate commission depends on the exact CPA offer. Currently, PeerFly pays us $0.6 – $1 per registration.
***Update 11/15/17*** We have continued with this strategy for a month or so and income from PeerFly CPA is continuing to grow steadily. I thought it might be helpful to include screenshot of our 10 day earnings (like the one above) to show our growth. This strategy is taking time but income is growing steadily, check out our latest 10 day average below.
Step 4: Drive traffic to your survey review page using Pinterest. This is crucial if you want to start making money from these affiliate survey offers very quickly! The reason most new bloggers fail is from lack of traffic and low conversions.
This double whammy equals no money. We have found that Pinterest is much faster method for driving traffic to these offers than Google. To get ranked in Google could take months as the make money online niche is highly competitive. Pinterest is so powerful and with the right strategy you can drive 1000’s of people per day to your survey offers.
Checkout this awesome ebook course on Pinterest Strategies that we used to get traffic from Pinterest to our online survey offers page. The author, Carly, is brilliant and the simple strategies work very well – We have tripled our Pinterest traffic to this blog since we took her course.
Hopefully this simple CPA strategy will help you to make some extra money online – please leave a comment if something is not clear and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Good luck with starting your affiliate journey and please let us know when you make some money with this strategy! I hope you implement this really simple CPA strategy on how to make money from your blog and please share this article on Pinterest if you found value in it.
Russell and Maleah