Monday, June 29, 2009

Opinion Outpost

Opinion Outpost is another one of my favorite survey sites. I just received a check from them for $40. They send quite a lot of surveys and they all pay very well. Once, I even got paid $35 for a single 45 minute survey! It was also really interesting because I got to read an entire movie script before the movie was even made! They have some amazing opportunities here and they are great at compensating you for your time.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

How to Avoid Scams

All the sites I recommend on this blog are legitimate so you should join those first. However, if you are still looking for more sites to join, these are some guidelines to follow with each site you come across.
  • Never pay to join either a survey panel or a site that promises to give you access to a list of survey panels. Basically, just never agree to pay anything.
  • Still, even if you're not paying for surveys, that doesn't mean sites are necessarily legit. They can still scam you out of your time and information (so they can spam you). They can also unfairly make money off of you this way, with payments from advertisers.
  • Never give out your social security number or credit card information. Although there may be some legitimate sites that ask for this, it's really not worth the risk.
  • Always do a quick search on Google of any site you are considering. Check forums, reviews, and general reactions. This does not include testimonials or advertisements, which are probably posted by the company itself.
  • Make sure the company lists legitimate contact information. They should have at least an address and phone number listed.
  • I know it's cliche but if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Use your logic. Payment should be within the same range as other sites, not ridiculously higher. Also, don't trust sites that say something like, "Make $100 a day!"
  • While GPT sites will often pay you a bonus just for signing up, this is unusual for survey panels. If they do give a bonus, it should be relatively low (ie: anything more than $5, and that's pushing it, is probably a scam).
  • If you have any doubts, read the FAQ, Terms and Conditions, Policies, etc. Make sure everything sounds legit and they are not contradicting themselves.
  • If you are still unsure about a site after all of this, contact me. I will do my best to assist you and tell you everything I know about it :)
Note: Please, if you have ever been scammed by any paid survey, GPT, or other method of making money online, let me know through the contact form. I will look into it and post it in the Scam Alert section (with credit to you if you would like). You'll be doing a great favor to others by spreading the word so others won't end up victims as well.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Paid Survey Reviews

I will add more reviews later, but here is a great bunch of recommended sites to join so you can start making money right now!
Say Nation
This site is a bit newer than the rest, but I love it! It’s really easy to reach payout. They do have the option of Paypal too. It’s fairly easy to qualify for surveys and they send a lot of them. But even if you don’t qualify, they still give you 25 points!
HCD Surveys
This site is a bit different because its focus is not on market research so much as surveys on political and social issues. The surveys are very short and usually include a video which you have to watch and move a bar on the bottom of the screen indicating your feelings/opinions during the video. It’s simple, fun, and you are well-compensated for your time.
Lightspeed Panel
This site is really good at sending only the surveys for which you qualify. It’s a piece of cake to reach payout, which includes the option of Paypal.
Clear Voice Surveys
I don’t usually qualify for their surveys, but I’m still able to make payout since they still pay a slightly lesser amount just for attempting a survey! They don’t offer cash, but they do have Amazon gift cards, which are almost as good. And they pay fast. I’ve gotten my Amazon e-card within seconds of requesting it!
Survey Savvy
They do not have nearly as many survey opportunities as the others. But what really makes them stand out is their great referral program and their low payout minimum (only $1)! Tip: Make sure you fill out your member portraits (Survey Savvy's equivalent of member profiles.) You probably won't get any surveys if you don't.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Intro to Paid Surveys

Hello, all! I thought I’d give a brief introduction to paid surveys before posting any survey reviews. Here are some tips to make the most of your time.

  • Open up a new email account just for surveys. This way you won’t be overwhelmed with email and you won’t accidentally mark surveys as spam.
  • Join around 5-10 survey sites to begin with. If you join more than that it might be too tough to handle while you’re still starting out. If you join less, you won’t make as much money considering a lot of sites send out surveys only once a month or less.
  • Fill out any offered profiles. Although they are usually not paid, they allow you to qualify for more surveys so you don’t waste your time.
  • Always be completely honest when filling out surveys.
  • Check your email fairly often as some surveys fill up very quickly.
  • Read all instructions carefully since most surveys do not allow you to use the back button.
  • Don’t rush through surveys, as many will sneak in a question to make sure you are paying attention.
  • Pay attention to patterns you notice with each survey site. If you are not qualifying for any surveys with one site, consider ending your membership so you can focus your time on other survey sites.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

GPT Reviews

Now that I’ve covered most of the basics of GPTs, I thought I’d share my favorite and most trusted sites. I suggest you join at least some of them so you can start earning money!

Cash Crate

Cash Crate is undoubtedly the most popular GPT out there. They have loads of offers that build up to quite a lot of money. They are also known for their great referral program and their reliability. I have been paid every month since I’ve joined. Tips: Complete the daily surveys. They are great ways to bump up your earnings. Also, browse through the forums. There is so much excellent information on them to help you.

Send Earnings

On Send Earnings, you can get paid to read emails in addition to the offers and surveys. They send an average of three emails a day, and all you have to do is click the link inside. It’s fast, easy and adds up real quick. Although they do not have as many offers as Cash Crate, they have a lot of unique offers that you won’t find on other websites that pay quite well.

Deal Barbie Pays

Deal Barbie Pays has lots of great offers that pay well. But I have to admit that my favorite part of this site is the Paid to Click section, which is where you get paid to click on ads and view them for a certain period of time (just a few seconds). While I’m usually not a big fan of PTCs, Deal Barbie Pays has a pretty huge selection of them, worth really reasonable amounts of money.

Deal Barbie Pays Fast

Deal Barbie Pays Fast is, well, a site that does exactly what its name says. The minimum to cash out is only $1 and you get paid through Paypal within about 2 days! Once I even got paid within a few hours!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Getting Offers to Credit (Dos and Don'ts)

Email Addresses

  • DO create multiple email addresses.This is simple and free using Gmail.
  • DON’T ever use the same email address more than once for offers from the same company.The companies pay for unique leads, so they will not credit you if they already have your email address.
  • DO check the email you used on an offer afterwards. Some will only credit if you click on the link in a confirmation email.
  • DON’T use your primary email address on any offers.You will be spammed.
  • DON’T use the Gmail dot trick.This includes any kind of email address with a dot in the middle (ie: this used to work with offers, most offers no longer accept it at all.
  • DON’T use disposable email addresses.
  • DO make sure that you have cookies enabled in your browser, including third-party cookies.
  • DO clear your cookies and your cache between each and every offer.This makes you look like a new user so you are more likely to receive credit.It also makes offers approve much faster.
  • DO consider downloading CCleaner. This is a free program that clears your cookies with the click of a button.It also clears many more cookies than if you are to clear them manually.When I first downloaded it, it showed me cookies from more than a year ago that were still on my computer despite manual removal.
  • DON’T ever clear your cookies in the middle of an offer.
Honesty/Avoiding Fraud (You can be banned from GPT sites for fraud.)
  • DO use 100% truthful and valid information on all offers.
  • DON’T use voicemail-only numbers.
  • DO keep track of what offers you have completed if you are doing more than one GPT site.You can only complete an offer ONCE.
  • DO take your time on offers.Some are now timed to make sure you don’t go through them too quickly.
  • DON’T use Roboform.This is no longer accepted by most offers, as it makes you look like a bot.
  • DO leave your browser open for at least 30 seconds after finishing.
  • DON’T complete too many offers at once.Many people say you shouldn’t have more than 5 offers in your pending list at the same time.Wait for some to credit before continuing.
  • DON’T have more than one offer from the same company in your pending list at the same time.Personally, I don’t complete offers from the same company on the same day even.

Two last things: DO check back here often, as I am always adding more tips and tricks! DON’T hesitate to contact me with any questions!

GPT Offers How To

Note: This article just includes the basics of how to complete offers. For detailed tips on getting them to credit see Getting Offers to Credit (Dos and Don'ts).
  1. Go to the sites offer page and find an offer that sounds interesting.
  2. Read the instructions listed. Many of them are self-explanatory, but I’ll give some explanations later for those that might not be so clear.
  3. Click on the link to open the survey. Do NOT click on the “submit” or “mark as pending” link. These come in later. I’m talking about the title or picture of the offer.
  4. Fill out the first two pages or so completely and with 100% accurate information.
  5. Now you’ll come to a series of offers. They will all have the option to skip or say no. You are not obligated to fill out any of them.
  6. However, if the instructions for the offer say: “Complete the survey and registration on the first two pages. Participate in 1 or more sponsored offer(s) that you are interested in during the registration and click on 2 offers in the rewards section.” Then, when you get to the part where there is one offer per page, click yes on just one of them and fill it out. (Make SURE you read the terms first. Only fill out something that is free of charge and that you are comfortable with.)
  7. Continue skipping through the rest of the offers. On some pages there will be a list of yes or no’s. Click no to all but one. When you get to the next page it will come up again and you will be able to skip this offer.
  8. When you are finished you will reach a page that says something along the lines of “Final Steps.” There will be a list of offers often titled “Silver Offers” or something like that. Click on two of them and you are done. (Note: It’s best not to exit out of them for a while, especially the Final Steps page.)
  9. Open the email address you used for the offer and check for any confirmation emails. There will not always be any, but if there are it will say something about confirming or verifying in the subject line. Make sure to open them and click on the link.
  10. Wait about 30 seconds, then go back to the GPT site and click the “submit” or “mark as pending” button.
  11. Congratulations! You just completed your first offer!
As always, if you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Intro to GPT: FAQs

For those of you who are new to GPTs, here are the answers to some frequently asked questions.

What are GPTs?
GPT stands for Get Paid To, which includes getting paid to complete free offers and surveys, as well as various other activities, such as PTCs (paid to click on advertisements).
Am I eligible to do GPTs?
For most sites you need to be at least 18. For Cash Crate you only need to be 13. Different sites will also have different requirements about which countries are eligible, so you will have to check with a site if you are unsure.
Does it cost me anything?
Nope! All the GPT sites that I recommend offer a great selection of offers that are 100% free! Of course, they also include paid offers, but you can just ignore them, like I do.
Why would GPT sites pay me to do this?
The companies that create the offers pay the GPT site when you complete an offer. They are willing to do this in exchange for some basic information from you, especially your name and email address. (Do not worry about spam, you do not have to, and shouldn’t, give your primary email address.) They also pay you in exchange for your time to look at ads.
How much can I make?
It really depends on how much time you are willing to put into it, since you are paid per offer you complete. Generally, offers range from $.25-$2 and take about 2 minutes each. So you can definitely make a pretty decent amount if you devote a few hours here and there.

Stay tuned for more information, tips, tricks, and the best sites to join. In the meantime, if you have any questions about GPTs or making money online in general, don’t hesitate to contact me!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Make Extra Recession Cash Online

Welcome to
Fast Recession Money Online! During these rough times we could all use some extra cash and I’m here to show you, from experience, how to make it online. There are a lot of scams out there, but I’ll tell you how to avoid them and find the best, highest-paying, and most legitimate websites. And they are all FREE, as you should never pay money to make money!

There are so many fun ways to make money online. My personal favorites are GPTs (Get Paid To’s, mostly completing offers and surveys) and Paid Surveys, including surveys about fun topics like clothing, movies, television, food, and beauty products. I will also show you how to make money by writing articles, trying free products and services, reading emails, looking at advertisements, and more. (piuntbjrv8) All of these things can be done in your free time so they are a great option for students, stay-at-home moms, and pretty much anyone who has an extra hour or so here and there. Can you make a living this way? Well, let’s just say it depends what your definition of living comfortably is, as well as how much time you are willing to devote to it. Regardless, in a time where many are unable to get a job, this is a great way to make enough to pay the bills!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Paid Survey Directory

Here, I will list all of the paying sites mentioned in this blog along with a link to where I have reviewed them or mentioned them. I hope that this will make browsing a bit easier. First I have listed the top-paying sites and the rest are listed alphabetically.

Note: Just because a site is listed here does not necessarily mean it's recommended (except for the top-paying sites.) Check my review for that site to see whether I recommend it or not.

If you find a broken link, please let me know. This is a big list so there's a good chance that there's an error or two.

Top-Paying Survey Sites:
Opinion Outpost- (
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SayNation- (
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HCD Surveys- (
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American Consumer Opinion Panel- (
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Survey Savvy- (
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Palm Research- (
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My Survey- (
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Daily Survey Panel- (
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Mindfield Online- (
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