Making Money Online - Surveys, Paid User Testing, etc?

Discussion in 'Business Opportunities and Programs Reviews' started by alexandrakrose, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. alexandrakrose

    alexandrakrose New Member

    Hi all,

    New to this forum! My name is Alexandra and I live in NYC [​IMG]

    While I work from home doing film production, I always like to find new ways to make easy money!

    I know of Swagbucks and Cash Crate but I find that they take forever and the pay out isn't worth the time you put into it.

    My friend recently recommended me to Mission Digital Testing, which is the easiest and fastest way I have found so far to make money. I got $15 VISA gift card for my first "mission" and it took 10min.

    Does anyone have any other legit recommendations? Would love your help and feedback since there is so much crap out there!

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  2. KarenCrawford

    KarenCrawford New Member

    I have tried a ton of these things. I think the survey sites are the worst. Many times the creator of the survey purposefully sets it up so you fail halfway through and become disqualified. They only really wanted the data from the first part of the survey, so disqualify you near the end so they don´t have to pay. For me, the major sites that do surveys simply do not pay on enough of the surveys you complete either.

    I still think simply blogging with adsense on the pages is the most effective way to make money online. I also recently found out that there are some sites that pay you for turning on your cam while you do other stuff, which if you aren´t shy is easy money. I usually turn on the cam while writing blog posts or posting on forums.
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  3. drknlvly6781

    drknlvly6781 Active Member

    @KarenCrawford not shy...however not sure why someone would want to watch me! lol. Hey to each their own though, there are a vast number of ways that you can earn money online

    Actually I also recently found a way to earn money by letting someone use my FB Ad Account to place ads. I was skeptical at first, but I did my research before joining and they continue to pay without issue! After being online for 13 years the best advice I can give is to be open to your homework, but don't rule anything out before investigating.

    @alexandrakrose Before any suggestion I give, I actually would like to give a bit of insight on two of the websites you mentioned. SwagBucks has Surveys granted, but to get better earnings through them its best practice to use their toolbar if you shop online (they have a feature kind of like, as well as keep an eye out for their swag codes. You can even look on their discover board to complete offers, but that is only if you are familar with trial offers and the like. So, there are ways to earn the SwagBucks faster, but converting them to cash, gift cards, and or prizes still takes forever

    Not that familiar with CashCrate, except that they are a Offer Site that advertises itself as a survey site. They could care less of your opinion so long as you ask for the trial product/service they are offering. If you aren't willing to use credit/debit information with them (not saying you should or shouldn't), you can't earn that much with that site.

    When it comes to Surveys, you mostly have the websites that are interested in your opinion (Survey section of Swagbucks) or they want you to take a trial offer (Cash Crate). Unless you are good at promoting websites, you will not make continuous money through the trial sites, and true Survey sites are all about the luck of the draw, you may qualify for the survey you may not.

    With that being said, I can offer another true survey site for you; Here, when you complete a survey successfully, you are immediately rewarded points. Once you have at least 500 points, you can request gift cards, and 1000 you can get instant payments through PayPal. The points on the surveys vary, but its realistic to hit the PayPal goal within a week/week and half.
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  4. Newoak

    Newoak Member

    Do you have a website for your production Business?

    You could also set up a Youtube Channel and make money that way.
    By the way I would recommend Weebly for a nice modern design website or blog, the Site builder is Easy to use.
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  5. mupegasus

    mupegasus New Member

  6. payment proof

    payment proof Well-Known Member

  7. Boriscro

    Boriscro New Member

    There is a lot of scams but also a legit sites.

    For online income I recommend to set up youtube channel, some nice looking blog or website - I use weebly and wordpress platform on wealthy affiliate site which have also great affiliate system and there you can learn a lot of things.

    It is recommended to get in some good mlm program on early time and you can earn serious money.

    Also there is some sites which have tasks and surveys and you can just in few minutes earn few dollars. Also there is a good affiliate programs and if you bring your friends there you will earn higher commissions. I use CrowdFlower tasks on Clixsense site and much better there is a surveys too. Special if you came from USA, Canada, France, Great Britain you will have large number of paid surveys with higher price. Sites like Clixsense is 8 years online and it is 100 % legit and trusted.
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  8. SaeedKhan

    SaeedKhan New Member

    I think these survey sites and Paid to read or click programs don't pay enough to actually earn a decent living, plus you're not really building something for yourself in the long term, its like trading hours for dollars ie job. Best way forward is to start an online business which pays you passively once set in motion and have the ability to actually make decent income, to potentially replace a day job, so that you'l have time to spend on your passion interests.
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  9. Rich Carden

    Rich Carden New Member

    I've looked into ways of making money online, from home before, and they always seem to be tougher than I expected. I think Saeed is have to do something that means something to you. If you're not passionate about your venture, then it's just another job, from a different location :(
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  10. ScottCofer

    ScottCofer Member

    I never enjoyed the survey-type sites for the same reasons you stated. The ROI for the time invested just never seemed to make sense.

    I've had my best results (by far) with affiliate marketing, using blogs as a promotional platform. This can be especially effective if the affiliate program has a multi-tiered payout structure and you can leverage your efforts.
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  11. payment proof

    payment proof Well-Known Member

    I think it depends on your niche and which sites you use. The free money making niche has worked well for me. People are always online looking for free ways to earn.
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    YAGOOFT Active Member


    Since you are already involved in film production, why not focus on your level of experience. The streaming video industry is exploding, so now you can put your film on international platform whereby others can discover your work, or the work of others you know. There are streaming sites which look for films of different subjects to post on their sites. I am forever amazed at the content found on these streaming video sites. It is similar to Youtube which has exploded in recent years, now it is going to next level with professional video uploads to the world.

    Success to all,
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  13. John Vianny

    John Vianny Member

    Video submission service are pretty good for online income.
    Just upload on different sites with your opt-in page's url watermarked in it: if u'll be consistent, you may have steady traffic and sales. With no money spent
  14. Pauldadathome

    Pauldadathome Banned

    Surveys - I have gotten up to a $12 an hour average on some sites including SurveySavvy and MintVine. Average is $4-$6 and hour I'd guess and can get a lot lower if you use routers instead of panels. Between the two mentioned, VIP Voice, Swagbucks, CashCrate, PaidViewpoint, ClixSense and a few others I make around $100 a month. They are easy to refer and with practice it shouldn't be difficult to get dozens of signups a day. The down side is these free signups may only yield ten cents each or less. MintVine is on the better end of the payout scale in this regard.

    Affiliate networks - Once I found Panthera Interactive, I went from earning maybe $50 a month on survey referrals to making up to $800 a month on them within two months of joining. Same tactics, same sites.

    PTC - Pay to click sites are good in that many are international in scope so there is a big pool of referrals to choose from. I mention referrals first because if you live in the USA then I doubt clicking for a tenth of a penny holds much interest for you. Get exposure to someone in a much different part of the world and an extra few cents a day might make a difference for them. Learn how to buy or rent referrals and multiply your earnings.

    It takes awhile to wade through the crap for sure. Most of the links on my site are ones I have used or am currently still using. Find your groove and dig into it. Spend 25% of your time learning your craft and 75% of your time implementing what you have learned.
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  15. John Vianny

    John Vianny Member

    Easy money is the best concept you can have to attract scammers.

    And survey is one of the best scamming method around.

    The best think you can do is find a niche related to your interests, check if there's a market on google keyword tool, check if there are products in clickbank

    And then make an ad on facebook with an opt in page + funnel of selling.

    It's easier than switchin from program to program and be scammer again and again.
  16. callidon96

    callidon96 New Member

    I will recommend you try out revenue share sites. Earning in this sites are simple, you can earn by completing some simple online tasks such as watching online ads and stuffs like that just like the cash crate and others. but the earning potential is higher that cash create and all these survey sites. But where the earning gets more interesting is if you partake in the revenue share aspect which can make you more money depending on your goal and the amount you wish to make. And one more interesting thing about the revenue share is that the earning potentials is unlimited it all depends on your daily and monthly goals so its up to you.
  17. motivate

    motivate New Member

    Hello, how are you? Hoping all is well. There are some decent paid survey sites. One that I use is Vindale Research and Inbox dollars. Check them out. Yes, there are some great places you can start earning money online and at the same time, there are tons of scams as well. Do your research. You have to on the net. Telemarketing, customer service, order taking of food, virtual assistant, and so much more is available to you on the net. If you have not found anything yet, keep looking and staying positive. I am quite sure you will find something you like. I have been working online for 10 years so legit work does exist. Wishing great success:)
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  18. Malluni

    Malluni Member

    I want to try binary options trading. Has anyone here tried it before? I have found binary options demo website on the net, and I want to test it. It will allow me to get acquainted with the system without spending money. I hope, I will succeed in it
  19. payment proof

    payment proof Well-Known Member

    Good luck. From what I understand about binary options trading, there is risk involved. Make sure you do your research before jumping in.
  20. crisstar

    crisstar Member

    The big bucks in doing surveys is NOT in doing them but getting referrals. Pauldadathome has also discovered this sweet spot with making money with surveys :)

    I myself make a passive income with the referrals from these sites. It's the easiest money I make because one particular site pays you for getting people to just sign up (a la CPA offer).

    Now, if you're going to be one that actually take surveys, then you'll want to do it effectively so that you spend the least amount of time making the most amount of money. You'll want to re-read that a couple of times :)

    Most people who do those online paid surveys, pay to click emails, etc.. do them wrong! They spend hours upon hours clicking for literally chump change. Unless you're literally penniless, this isn't the way to go.

    Just my two cents - for all it's worth.

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