There are a lot of websites out there offering ways to earn money for taking surveys and completing offers. I’ve signed up for just about every one of them. Many are unimpressive, but some have amazing opportunities where you can actually earn money and do it quite easily. Here I discuss the various survey sites and the best opportunities I have come across.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Paid Survey Site Referrals: How to Get Them

 I've had a few people ask me in the last few weeks about how to get referrals, so I thought I would re-post an entry I wrote about referrals in 2011. Personally, I mainly use my blog/website and Squidoo, but I've done many of these and they work.

Two of the best sites, Cash Crate and FusionCash both offer great referral programs. Cash Crate will pay up to 30% commission of what your referrals make, 20% of what their referrals make, as well as $1-$10 for recruiting members and getting them to make at least $10. FusionCash pays $1 for each referral that confirms their email address, $2 when they complete their first offer, and $5 every time they cash out. These are great ways to make money on paid survey sites, but it can be hard to get referrals. Here are some referral ideas that are either free or are low in cost:
  • Create a blog or website with your referral links
  • Create a lens on Squidoo
  • Email your website's link to friends, family, coworkers, etc.
  • Put your link in your email signature
  • Post an ad in your local classifieds (however, some can be spendy!)
  • Post an ad in online classifieds (craigslist is great - but be careful not to spam)
  • Create a business card with your website and pass it out (The best deal I’ve found is 10 free cards with free shipping from MOO, but there are a number of others that offer free cards if you pay the shipping)
  • Mail postcards to people you know or houses in your area
  • Pass out flyers at local businesses or schools
  • Put flyers up on grocery store and community bulletin boards
  • Put flyers on cars in parking lots
  • Create an online business card at Entrecard and drop your card on other blogs and websites.
  • Post on message boards, especially ones about working from home and employment (any boards you already post on, include banners in your signature)
  • Add your site to GPT sites or traffic exchange sites (I use Link Referral)
  • Create YouTube videos and add your link to them
  • Advertise on websites (Facebook is inexpensive)
  • When you cash your checks, write “I made this using” and then include a link to your blog or your referral link on all of the cash you get
  • Pass out flyers door-to-door in your neighborhood
  • Offer cash, contests, or other incentives for signing up (Check out my iTunes contest)
  • Show people your checks or post them on your blog/website
  • Create a stamp or stickers with your link to put on all your outgoing snail mail (I buy blank labels for about $5 and print my own)
Most of these I’ve used and have had success with. Have a suggestion to add? Leave a comment below.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Paid Survey Sites: How Do I Get Referrals?


Two of the best sites, Cash Crate and FusionCash both offer great referral programs. Cash Crate will pay up to 30% commission of what your referrals make, 20% of what their referrals make, as well as $1-$10 for recruiting members and getting them to make at least $10. FusionCash pays $1 for each referral that confirms their email address, $2 when they complete their first offer, and $5 every time they cash out. These are great ways to make money on paid survey sites, but it can be hard to get referrals. Here are some referral ideas that are either free or are low in cost:

  • Create a blog or website with your referral links
  • Create a lens on Squidoo
  • Email your website's link to friends, family, coworkers, etc.
  • Put your link in your email signature
  • Post an ad in your local classifieds (however, some can be spendy!)
  • Post an ad in online classifieds (craigslist is great - but be careful not to spam)
  • Create a business card with your website and pass it out (The best deal I’ve found is 10 free cards with free shipping from MOO, but there are a number of others that offer free cards if you pay the shipping)
  • Mail postcards to people you know or houses in your area
  • Pass out flyers at local businesses or schools
  • Put flyers up on grocery store and community bulletin boards
  • Put flyers on cars in parking lots
  • Create an online business card at Entrecard and drop your card on other blogs and websites.
  • Post on message boards, especially ones about working from home and employment (any boards you already post on, include banners in your signature)
  • Add your site to GPT sites or traffic exchange sites (I use Link Referral)
  • Create YouTube videos and add your link to them
  • Advertise on websites (Facebook is inexpensive)
  • When you cash your checks, write “I made this using” and then include a link to your blog or your referral link on all of the cash you get
  • Pass out flyers door-to-door in your neighborhood
  • Offer cash, contests, or other incentives for signing up
  • Show people your checks or post them on your blog/website
  • Create a stamp or stickers with your link to put on all your outgoing snail mail (I buy blank labels for about $5 and print my own)

Most of these I’ve used and have had success with. Have a suggestion to add? Leave a comment below.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

I just hit $2,000 with FusionCash

For anyone claiming FusionCash is a scam, I can assure you that it is not! I have now earned over $2,000 on this website and I have even seen other FusionCash members who have made $45,000+. While I can't live on FusionCash income alone, it has definitely helped me through some hard times and it is still my favorite survey website out there.

Sign up today and get $5!

Free Money at FusionCash!


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

How quickly can you get paid from a survey site?

It was one of the first questions on my mind when I started - when do I get my money?! If you don't know ahead of time how the process works, it can be pretty frustrating. Every company I've come across has an amount you have to earn in order to get paid. Once you've reached that amount you can usually request a "cash out", but some companies can take nearly two months to process and send a check. In a pinch to get some quick cash? You might want to choose what company you use based on their payment system. Here's the companies I use most often and everything you need to know about getting paid by them:


Cash Crate: You need $20 to request a check. Payment is by check only until you are a Silver member, and then you have the option of direct deposit. Payments for the current month are not processed until approximately 20 days into the next month, but if you are a Silver member, they are processed on the 1st.
FusionCash: You'll need $25 to cash out, and at least $15 has to come from completed surveys and offers. Any time during the month that you cash out, it doesn't get processed until around the 20th of the following month, so wait until the end of the month and you've accumulated more money to cash out. PayPal takes 1-3 days to receive, direct deposit 1-5 days, and a check mails in 1-2 days.

Inbox Dollars: Once you hit $30, you can request a check (check is the only option for payments). There is a specific payment schedule and it can take about 2 months to receive your first check. After you get the first one, you are considered a Gold Member and subsequent checks process in a week or less.

Mindfield: You only have to accumulate $5 to cash out. PayPal takes 5-10 business days to process. Checks take 1-2 business days and are generally received quickly, but the site says to allow up to 4-6 weeks. One thing I must mention is that even though they have a much lower cash out amount,it can take just as long as some of the other sites to accumulate because they don't have very many surveys available.

Squishy Cash: $20 to cash out – either by check or PayPal. Both are paid at the end of each month and can take up to 4 weeks to process.

So there you have it. Everything you need to know about the payment systems of the more reliable companies that I use. I hope this information helps in your endeavors!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Bing Rewards: Getting Paid to use Bing's search engine

How many times in a day do you use a search engine? Personally, I am constantly thinking of things I want to look up and questions I want to ask Google. So why not get rewarded to do something you're already going to do anyway? That's what I decided when I signed up for Microsoft's Bing Rewards over a year ago.



It's simple, all you have to do is sign up and start searching. For every 2 searches you make on Bing, you get 1 credit. There is also a special offer every day and every few weeks other offers show up with ways to earn more credits. Save up your credits and redeem them for a prize. For me, I choose a $5 Starbucks gift card and receive one about every 30 days. While they don't offer cash prizes, it's an easy perk to get a free drink at Starbucks every month just for using Bing as my search engine. If coffee isn't your thing, there are a bunch of other gift cards available like Amazon, Groupon, Redbox, etc.

While I still prefer Google, Bing has proven to be a good search engine with similar results - and I love the beautiful changing pictures they use on the home page. Interested in joining? Click this link to get started:

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9778718&rrid=_8a309ca6-f7a4-e417-326f-96fc369c7260

If you're already a member of Bing Rewards, I'd love to hear your feedback! Please leave me a comment below.

If you do sign up, email me your refer-a-friend link and I'll post it here to help you earn more credits. My email address is bestpaidsurveysites@gmail.com.