Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Swagbucks Sign Up Code

Swagbucks just released a new sign up code, in association with their big birthday referral bash.  So, if you haven't signed up yet, now's the time!

The new code isn't the only great new thing at Swagbucks.  Anyone you refer from today until Feb 25th will earn YOU 10% of their swagbucks wins.  That's from any of the fun and easy ways to earn listed along the top menu bar: Shop, Search, Watch, Play, Answer, Discover.  10%, for life!  So join, and refer your friends and family.

And, be a great friend and pass along the sign up code.

That new sign up code is "FreeGiftCards" for a 50 SB boost to start you off.

If you'd like to read more about my experiences with Swagbucks and how easy it is to win, please see my August Sign Up Code article.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Are You My $50 Swagbuck Gift Card Winner?

The August drawing for a $50 gift card for my referrals has concluded, and Swagbucks has randomly selected the winner from the eligible referrals.

The lucky referral is...

swagname: kellyflynn!

I need the winner to please use the contact form in the right sidebar to let me know which $50 gift card you'd like, and then Swag bucks will credit you.

Thanks, everyone, for participating.  And if you didn't, while this contest is over, there are always lots of swagbucks to be won.  Go sign up, and join in the fun.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

10 Best Survey Sites To Earn Cash

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In over ten years now taking surveys online, I've built a list of good companies that offer steady work to those looking to earn extra income online.  

My top earning survey sites meet a few important requirements I have for any site I work with:
  • they must reward well for my time
  • must not give me trouble about paying
  • must not waste my time
I offer my list to others so that they can avoid wasting their time trying many sites to  build their own list, and just get right on to earning.  And if you're doing this while working on a longer-term goal earning goal, like learning how to get paid to write online, you can end up doing quite well for yourself.

So here you are, a quick list of my 10 best survey sites that pay cash:

Saturday, August 24, 2013

How To Get Free Amazon Gift Cards - The Truth, No Scams

I just did the bulk of my daughter's birthday shopping using Amazon gift cards I got totally free.  I'll do the  same for the my boys who have birthdays coming up between now and Christmas, and, of course, Christmas is the big one I like to stock up gift codes for.  And yes, I'm about to share with you how you can earn Amazon gift cards, too.

To get these gift cards, I don't spend cash unless I already intended to - that would defeat the purpose!  I don't suggest scamming or gaming of systems - I strongly feel no one should, because that kills good programs.  And while there certainly are scams out there - I've fallen victim to a couple myself, early on in learning how to do this - the methods I'm about to share are legit, scam free, and have worked for me for years.

So here we are, my best ways to earn Amazon gift cards:

Monday, August 12, 2013

August Swagbucks Sign Up Code + Great News For My Referrals!

I have something special to share with you today.  If you're one of my referrals or considering joining Swagbucks:  For the month of August, my referrals who earn 50 swagbucks will be automatically entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card, courtesy of Swagbucks.

You can rack up those swagbucks in any of the super easy ways they offer to earn: Shop, Search, Watch, Play, Answer or Discover.  Keep in mind that codes that give bonus swagbucks don't count toward that 50 SB total, though.

Just go use the site, and poke around in the tabs on the top navigation menu to check out the possibilities - searching, playing games, answering polls and watching videos are my favorites.  They'll handle everything, and we'll let you know if you're the lucky one.

I know I toy with the idea of joining a new site for a while before I take the plunge.  Sometimes I take a while to really delve into it, after I initially sign up.  If that's you, too, well, today I'm here to tell you Swagbucks is WORTH IT.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Get Paid to Write Online

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There are many different ways to get paid to write online.  Creating your own content, whether for blogs, ebooks, or websites, offers the greatest rewards.  However, that takes a level of skill few begin with.  It takes time and practice to figure out how to be effective.

Writing for others gives us the chance to learn while we're earning; knowledge you can then apply to your own blogs or sites.  There are trade offs, which I will detail as I cover the most common ways to get paid for writing online.

I'll also give you some good resources to get started, whichever path you choose.

Monday, June 17, 2013

How I Squidoo - Adding Affiliate Income

The first method anyone uses to earn money on Squidoo is through the lensrank / tier payment system.  We may not actually make a dime for a long while, but we're part of the game the moment we create the first lens.  The second method is when we learn to feature the products our audience is looking for, using Squidoo's Amazon and eBay modules, and finally make those first sales.  

The next hurdle is to set up our own affiliate accounts with companies, which enables us to feature alternative products.  Under the current rules, we need to be balanced with this.  A page full of our own affiliate links, using none of Squidoo's sales modules, is likely to be locked.  Respect the platform, and use balance, and this is still a valid way to make more money with your lenses.  

In fact, it's not at all uncommon for me now to have lenses that make more money through sales and referrals than they ever will from tier payments.

Here are the affiliate programs I have used on Squidoo, in order from least successful to most: