What Is Your Online Money Making Method?

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  1. K E Gordon

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    I have done a good deal of freelance writing, some user testing,surveys a variety of forums that pay in either cash or Amazon cards, some mystery shopping that is mostly online, some blogging, you name it, I have probably done it. I haven't ever tried to sell photographs online, but I have sold items online. They all pay if you are persistent. but unless you really devote yourself to something you are unlikely to derive a full time income from doing it.
     
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    So many times Grame would hand me a can of soup that had a recipe on the back of it she couldn't read even with glasses. I had received a new typewriter for my b-day. Talking with a friend we came up with compiling a book of favorite recipes. (1950's) All done in capital letters, and double spaced. My one aunt was a proofreader at the courthouse and heard of our venture. This was a mail order project with our ads in the local paper. OMG it took off and we were scared. Silly being scared of a little success. Manila envelopes came in with beaten up recipes and can soup recipes. We started off with cheap 3 ring binder notebooks (dressed up with person's name),stacks of typewriter paper, paper dividers, customer's phone numbers. a 3 hole paper puncher. Our fee was charged by the page 50 cents a page. Auntie would look it over, when it was finished we would call the customer, they would come over, or we hand delivered them if in the area. It paid off for kids, anywhere from $5.00-$10.00 a book, plus we even go tips. Grame got a copy what she wanted. She wanted to pay, but one of her home cooked meals was more then payment with us.
     
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    I'm happy to say that I finally accumulated enough points to cash out on YouGov. Now it's just a matter of waiting 4-6 weeks (outrageous, in my opinion) for my gift card to arrive. For the most part, I enjoy their surveys. I also do surveys on Ipsos I-say and Paidviewpoint, as well as PaidViewpoint's sister site InstandCashSweepstakes. Surveys can be very laborious and unrewarding, but those are the sites I can actually stand to do them on. I do some usability tests as well, and have a few shops that have yet to turn a profit.
     
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    Before I contemplate doing anything like this....is it worth it? You can PM me if you want. Are all the sites you mentioned legit?

    I've never done anything like this so I don't know. I'm in a strange situation...although I would be considered poor with just widow's benefits, I really don't need the money because I don't need anything.

    It wouldn't have paid for an A/C unit anyway and those are the kind of expenses I have and thankfully my daughter takes care of that.

    My son just thought it would give me something to focus on but I think at least with Pokemon Go I can get exercise also.
     
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    Are you looking to get out of the house and just get a little exercise and have some fun @Chrissy Page? I'm not at all familiar with Pokemon Go, but on foot is probably o.k., as long as you watch where you're doing. If you're not looking to make any money, there's also Geocaching. I don't know if it's still as popular as it once was, but a friend used to do it with her grandkids, and they all seemed to enjoy it. I believe there are sites all over the world, so there are probably some near you and also near your children and their homes. Here's a site with information in case you want to learn more.
     
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    My grandsons in Illinois do geocaching. When I was with them last sept in Maui they were looking for an object near the hotel. They found it and replaced it with something and signed their name and a note I think.

    Right now where I am with Pokemon is I have to walk 7km to hatch my eggs so that's not dangerous. I started last week when my 12 yr old grandson showed me the ropes, lol. I got most of my Pokemon and eggs while my daughter was driving around.

    I'll be watching her boys next week so will do some waking with the 12 yr old.

    I don't know what I want to do or need to do, @Diane Lane but I have to get out of my slump. :)
     
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    It probably won't take that long.
     
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    I use several Perk sites to earn electronic gift cards. Then I earn a tiny bit posting on blogs. I would, however, like to check out Crowdflower to see what they can offer. Thank you for the tip.
     
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    I like Perk sites, but since my internet is limited it is hard for me to earn money on it. I have gotten a couple of small Amazon cards from Perk. I do various small things to earn money online. I always have my eyes open for various money making sites. I participate in a number of invitation only communities that pay me for giving my opinion on different topics. I am online alot so there are always new sites to try.
     
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    I actually received the gift card yesterday. I posted above about cashing out on September 2nd, which was probably the day of or one day after I cashed out, and since today's the 13th, that didn't take nearly as long as I thought it would. It seems perhaps they overestimate delivery just in case there's an issue. I do the same with my shops and other places I sell. I'd much rather under promise and over deliver than vice versa, than way the customer is usually happy.
     
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    Well, it didn't take long to spend that $25 CVS card I earned from YouGov. But, it's been a rough month, with unexpected things coming up all over the place, so I was happy to have it. I picked up some nice gummy vitamins for BOGO free, and a few other things, such as breakfast bars (on sale) and 2.5 gallon containers of water for my tea station up here in the office. I guess I'd better get cracking on some more surveys ;):p:D.
     
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