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  1. Diane Lane

    Diane Lane Very Well-Known Member
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    From my conversations with y'all and reading posts here on the forum, I think at least some of y'all would be interested in joining this site (Prolific Academic) to participate in research studies. They pay a little money, and can be informative. This is my personal referral link, but if you don't want to use that, you can click here and sign up. It's UK based, and pays via PayPal. The minimum cash out threshold is $5. If you're in the UK, you can build that up to $20 and not have to pay any PayPal fees. From what I understand if you're outside of the UK, there are minimal PayPal fees even if you let your balance increase to the $20 level. Oh, and if you just enjoy participating but don't want/need the money, you can donate it :).

    Here's a little information about the company/site:

    Research Focused
    Prolific Academic was founded in collaboration between academics at Oxford and Sheffield. We're passionate about research, and aim to make it as efficient as possible.

    115822 data submissions and counting...

    How Prolific Works

    Researchers:
    Post studies and recruit the right participants fast!

    How it works for researchers:

    ⓵ Sign up with your academic (preferred) or non-academic email address
    ⓶ Top up your account (our study cost calculator will help)
    ⓷ Set up your new study. All you need is a url to your online study
    ⓸ Choose the participant demographics you want
    ⓹ When the study is complete, review participants' submissions & we'll handle the rest.
    Post a study now. Register a Researcher Account
    Participants:
    Earn rewards while helping to advance human knowledge

    How it works for participants:

    ⓵ Sign up with your university email address or Facebook account
    ⓶ Answer some prescreening questions to check your eligibility
    ⓷ Browse through available studies and participate in any studies you fancy.
    ⓸ Get rewarded for good work.
    ⓹ Transfer the rewards via PayPal (when you earn at least £5) or donate them to charity.
     
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  2. Bobby Gnomy

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    I have two websites... one provides me a little bit of income from an Affiliate Marketing program (Amazon), and from Google Adsense. A while ago I was a Google Answers Researcher and the income was very nice each month. But, the program closed down.

    For a few years I worked for Demand Studios writing, and now I write articles and do some ghostwriting, a bit of proofreading and editing when the opportunity presents itself. At one time I was working from home full-time creating and maintaining websites for people, locally and internationally, but I stopped doing it, as it was more trouble than it was worth. Now and then I'll help on the design for a website or write content if it interests me.
     
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  3. Diane Lane

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    Well I finally signed up for Bing Rewards the other day. I like the uncluttered home page, but still had to do a few Google searches yesterday, when I was looking for something in particular and wasn't getting the results I wanted and needed. I had trouble finding a list of the gift cards available, other than Skype, X-box and Microsoft. Can someone who uses it point me in the direction of a list of available rewards? From what I saw, Starbucks was the only one I'd use, but I've heard in the past that they also offer others, such as Amazon Giftcards.
     
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    @Diane Lane, have you signed up with My Points? Lots of choices when it comes to gift cards. On my last redemption I had to increase my points because the choices available were not any that I wanted. Also you get 5 points if you don't qualify for a survey.
     
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    When you do a search, you will see your name in the upper right corner of the screen, and just to the left of that will be what looks like a red "award medal", and then to the far left is the amount of points that you have accumulated.
    Click on the red award icon, and that takes you to the reward page. Then, click on redeem, and you will see all of the available rewards, and how many points you need to get each one.
    Try hard to do all of the little "jobs" you need to do to become a gold member; because once you do that, then you can qualify for rewards with less points.
    As an example, the $5 Amazon GC is about 550 points; but once you are gold, then it is only 475 points.
    It takes a while to get used to using bing; but I have cashed in a couple gift cards already, so I think that it is worth having it.

    I also have My Points, and you always get points for that when you have the BzzAgent membership and do their little surveys.
     
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    I am signed up with Bing rewards but haven't been there in a while.
     
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  7. Diane Lane

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    What kind of little jobs do you mean? Are there tasks other than searches? I was thinking it was like Qmee, where you get points for searching only, but from what you said, it sounds similar to SwagBucks.

    @Von Jones I think I might have created a My Points account a long time ago, but I don't really do well with the types of sites where you're paid to click various things, I tend to get overwhelmed and my brain freezes, much like the system overload I sometimes get upon walking into Walmart. I'll have to visit the site and see if it will work for me. I like Ipsos, because it pays the 5 and lets you do the little game at the end for sweepstakes entries, but I don't always enjoy their surveys, because they can be laborious. My favorite survey sites these days are YouGov and PaidViewpoint.
     
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    Maybe calling them little jobs was not a good choice of words, @Diane Lane . What it is, they will want you to follow through a set of instructions, or something similar to that. When you look at the page, it says what you need to do to reach the next level (silver, gold), and what you need to do to get there.
    I have My Points as well, but they were something that came along with signing up for BzzAgent, and they give you points for taking their little qualification surveys. I do get the surveys from them; but most of the surveys seem to take up time, and then tell you that you don't qualify.
    At least the Paid Viewpoint and YouGov surveys don't do that to you.
    I also do the Ipso ones, and like sweepstakes that you at least get to do even if you don't qualify for their survey.
     
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    @Yvonne Smith Ah, O.k., are you talking about the polls and things of that nature on YouGov, or something on Bing Search? Ha ha I'm getting confused, because we're talking about several different things. I'm brand new to Bing Surveys, and haven't seen other things besides the main page. I guess if I click somewhere on there it will take me to what you're talking about? I thought the initial page where I signed up would give more information about how it works and what the rewards are, but it seemed somewhat difficult to locate the information, and when I did an internet search, it seemed many others were confused about the available rewards, as well. I know there are a certain amount of searches you're allowed per day, or at least that's what I've been told, but I don't recall the number, and probably rarely make that many.
     
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    Okay, @Diane Lane , we are now talking about Bing Rewards. Click on the little red medal icon and go to the bing Rewards main page.
    You should then be on your Dashboard, and it says, "Redeem, Status, and Help. Go to status. That shouws what you are and what you need to do to get to the next level.
    One of the things you have to do is set a goal. I chose the $5 Amazon card. Each little thing that you do gives you points towards the next level. Once you get to gold, you do not need as many points to redeem your gift; so it is worth doing it.
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    O.k., thanks, I probably wouldn't have found that on my own @Yvonne Smith, at least not until I had enough points, or close to enough, to cash in on something. So once you've reached something like Silver or Gold Status, do you keep that, or does that reset once you've chased in your points for a reward?
     
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    I get about $200 per year in Amazon.com certificates just from using Bing, and maybe more, but then doing searches is a large part of what I do for a living so I make my max pretty much every day. It takes a lot longer to earn coupons via YouGov but I do that as well, although I'm thinking that I am getting less than $100 a year in Amazon.com certificates from YouGov. I don't consider these to be ways to earn a living, but they require very little of me (since I like Bing anyhow), and they come in handy.
     
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    @Ken Anderson How often do you get full length surveys from YouGov? They seem to come about once a week or less. I use a backup email for that account, so sometimes miss the notifications, but if I know how often to check the site itself, I'll do that. Also, are there other ways to earn over there besides the full length surveys? I've taken some polls and clicked on other likes/dislikes, but I'm not clear about whether those result in points.

    I do at least several searches a day, but obviously need to step it up so I can maximize the number of points I get per day. I haven't connected it with my tablet yet, since resources on the tablet are limited. I don't search much on there anyway, but I'd still like to get credit for all of my searches.

    Paidviewpoint probably takes longer to reach the minimum threshold and cash out, but it is a legitimate site, and I've chased out a few times. If you keep it open, or keep an eye on your emails for invitations, you can sometimes snag a decent paying survey or two that will push you over the top.
     
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    I don't think the YouGov surveys come on a set schedule but I'd guess that one per week is probably an average. As far as earning points through YouGov, I think the only three ways are the full-length surveys, installing a YouGov program that tracks your Internet usage, or by referring others to YouGov. I have installed the tracking program since it seems to have no averse effect on my Internet usage and I don't go places that that I'm afraid to have anyone know about, and if I did, there is an option to pause it or to shut it off.

    My last YouGov poll, i couldn't do. It was an extra long one, worth 750 points, but I kept getting disconnected from it after twenty minutes of answering poll questions, and it would make me start over. After four tries, I gave up on it.

    As for Bing, there is a limit on how many searches you can get credit for per day, but I always reach that. You also get extra credit for using Bing on your smart phone, and for referring people too. So far though, either I am not actually being credited for referrals, or no one I have referred has actually signed up for it, or they didn't sign up through my referral link, because I haven't been credited for any referrals.
     
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    While YouGov, sends you surveys or notices, but if you spend time on their website then that will increase the amount of emails you get. I have found it is easy to spend lots of time on the website answering questions and adding to conversations. But of course the more you do that it will increase your earnings. Other good sites include OpinionOutpost and QuestMindshare, ProductReportCard. Swagbucks is another nice site, and of course Pineconeresearch is one of the best for earning money doing surveys.
    I am a member of Bing, but find their search results lacking and use google more. However, if you use the search on MyPoints it helps add up the points. As always check out the headings at top of each website for other ways to earn on the sites.
     
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    I recall at one time, there was a push for conservatives to use Bing instead of Google, although I don't recall exactly why. At the time, I preferred the Google search results, and I still sometimes complete a Google search after doing on on Bing, because the results aren't what I need. I installed the Bing extension, so I guess that might result in a little more money. I've never had luck with referrals. I got one person to sign up for Ebates using my referral link, but it takes them months to pay out. I believe it's a quarterly thing. I should receive my money for that referral at the end of May, I believe, although I think he signed up in January or February. I'd prefer to receive that money sooner, especially since he's already made at least a few purchases. I don't understand why more people don't use Ebates, except some are reluctant to take any steps they consider unnecessary. It took me a while to comprehend the value, too.
     
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    I'm still using the Qmee search function, which pops up links relating to your search terms, and each has a money amount attached, so when you click, you will receive that sum of money. It's only a few cents at a time, but it does eventually add up. They have recently started Qmee Surveys, and invited me to join, so I did. I've cashed out a few times with Qmee, so I know they do pay out. It seems they're still in the development stages and are ironing out a few kinks, because I haven't been able to complete a survey yet, despite starting 4 of them. I gave them some feedback on my experience, and hopefully it will help them fix the issues. The surveys they've invited me to were relatively short, and tended to pay around 45 cents. Although that may not sound like much, if you do end up qualifying, it could be a nice way to set aside a little money for a specific purpose. Rather than waiting until 20,000 points (or more on some sites) is amassed, money earned on Qmee can be cashed out immediately via PayPal.
     
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    I recently started doing web search evaluation through the company Appen. It's interesting, pays $13.75 an hour and they have positions that require 1-4 hours per day. I won't get rich doing it, but I like the work and it provides some spending money for me since I am recently retired. I just started a new project, so they are currently hiring. You just need to have 25+ friends on Facebook, a working computer, etc. etc. Qualification takes a few days and you won't get paid for that, but once you are in, it's a pretty good gig.
     
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    Hi @Andie Nuckels that sounds interesting. What does your number of Facebook friends have to do with the job? Is posting about the web sites on your personal Facebook account a requirement? Is there a specific number of days per week that they require, in addition to the specific number of hours per day?
     
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    Hi @Diane Lane! While your Facebook information is kept private to the company, you are using entries from your own feed for the evaluation. I'm sure the qualification is just to ensure that you have ample activity to evaluate. Depending on the project, you'll either be evaluating every type of post in your feed, or advertisements or whatever the client is looking for. I was a little skeptical at first, but the company is well known and has a great reputation. Depending on the project that you get accepted for, it could be 5 days a week for 4 hours a day (including one weekend day), or the project that I am currently working on is 5-7 days per week for 1 hour a day. The pay is $13.75 an hour. It's been an interesting ride for sure, and I like having that extra bit of income. Happy to answer any additional questions.
     
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    That is great information about Appen. I thought I had applied to that company before, but they didn't have a record of me, so I guess I will do it again. It sounds very interesting. I also am a member of Prolific Academy. It is not something you will get rich doing, but it is a fun little site, participating in research and the money adds up quickly.
     
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    Thanks @Andie Nuckels, it does sound very interesting, and like something I'd be interested in. I can't commit right now to even a basic schedule, but once I'm feeling better, this is something I will definitely check into. I've heard of the company, and it's good to know that it pays, and much better than a lot of other online activities/jobs.

    I've taken a few more of the Qmee surveys, and it seems as if there are still hang ups with the system, but they do seem to be working on the issues. I was able to complete a few of them over the weekend. Although they don't pay much, the pay is instantly credited to your account, and with Qmee, the cash out is via PayPal, and typically takes anywhere from 10 minutes (my last cash out) to three days.
     
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    Hi @K E Gordon--you should check it out again. It looks as though they are hiring and what I really like about them is their project management team really seem to follow up and remain accessible throughout the assignments. Each week they offer Open Forum discussions via webinar so even though you are working as an independent contractor, you still have the ability to network and ask questions directly.
     
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    Yes, I will do that. Most of the writing sites seem alittle slow right now anyway, so finding a little PT gig like that would be good. It will be another egg in the basket so to speak. I like to always keep abreast of what is happening in the online earning world.
     
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    Me too. Keep me in the loop if you find something interesting!
     
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