Fusion Cash – 31st Payment Received!

Name: FusionCash

Date joined: 12/02/2010

Program type: Surveys, Paid Clicks, Paid Email, Paid Videos Paid Registrations, Paid Search, Crowdsourcing, Cash Back Shopping, Mystery Shopping, Data Entry

Referral program? Yes, one of the most generous out there. Pays $1.00 for each verified referral, $2.00 when the referral completes their first offer, and $5.00 each and every time your referral cashes out! Amazing!

URL: http://fca.sh/192o9

Free Money at FusionCash!


Amount earned:  $1,775.83 Paid

 International? US/Canada only

Paid? Yes! Paid many times!. Most recent payments below…. an archive of my older payments is stored here.









FusionCash Review: Recommended? Definitely. Everyone has only good things to say about this program. This is my top earner in all the referral-type programs I belong to. I get a lot of searches to this blog by people looking for “Fusion Cash Scam” — but this is no scam at all! Fusion Cash is definitely legit. Many different ways to earn, no matter what type of work you want to do.

Originally posted: 12-03-2010
Last updated:

Are There Alternatives to Amazon Mechanical Turk?

Listing of places like Mechanical TurkThat’s a search phrase someone used to find my old blog when I first started. I know I’ve looked for them as well, in an attempt to find MTurk alternatives to make money online.

Nowadays I only pop over to MTurk a few times a week to do any research studies that look interesting, so I’m definitely no expert. I guess my best answer to it would be, “Yes, but”. There are similar opportunities online, but in my opinion nothing pays as well as MTurk.

However, there are many other sites out there where people are earning, and many have the added bonus of offering affiliate or referral income. As you know, Mechanical Turk doesn’t offer a referral system, but there are other crowdsourcing sites that do.

I’ll write down what I’ve found so far.

Crowdflower Sites

Formerly known on MTurk as “Dolores Labs”, CrowdFlower is a Requester many new Turkers turn to in order to build up their approval rating and number of approved HITs. There are a lot of mixed reviews out there regarding them, some justified, some not.

The positives about CrowdFlower are that unless you’re an outright scam artist or barely literate, they won’t reject you. Rather, they’ll just quality screen  you out of certain jobs.

There have been a number of reforms over the past two years at CrowdFlower to address many of the complaints about them, but there are still some drawbacks you should be aware of.

They don’t set the pay for the Tasks they post. These are set by the clients they recruit. Because of this, the pay for their jobs varies widely too. More often than not, their clients set the pay at a rate that is beyond an insult, wanting an inordinate amount of work done for mere pennies. There are clients that do pay at an amount that equals the standard $0.10 per minute average that many people set as the minimum they’ll work for, but these often are grabbed very quickly.

Another excruciating frustrating complaint about them is the large number of incorrect quality control questions, also known as “Gold Standard Questions.” Once again, many times these are written by their clients and pushed out to production without anyone taking a second look at them. This is incredibly frustrating to be working on a job, provide work that you know is 100% accurate, and then get quality screened out because of someone’s error.

To their credit, they do have Customer Support Reps answering complaints at their GetSatisfaction portal, and a few times I’ve opened support tickets there, I’ve gotten a good response from them in about a week. Unfortunately they’re very overwhelmed by people who post nonsense complaints on issues that have nothing to do with the original topic, so it does slow down the response time. Because of that, there have also been times when I’ve opened an issue on an interesting HIT I would have liked to work on, and just not gotten any type of resolution at all.

They no longer posts HITs on MTurk, but have them pushed out to a number of affiliates. I originally had this list sorted by the year I joined the site, but now I’ll have it sorted by where the program falls on my ranking results.

Fusion Cash – (US/Canada only) Look under  Daily Offers –> Daily Tasks. Out of all the original Crowdflower affiliates, this one seems to be the most successful. Every day on the FusionCash forums, I see members posting pretty impressive earnings doing HITs here. If you’re not already a member, this should be your first stop.

UniqueRewards – An older PTC site that has many other GPT opportunities; they added Crowdflower in Summer 2013

Swagbucks – Swagbucks Tasks require you to research specific topics on the internet and answer questions, while earning Swag Bucks along the way.  When you visit Swagbucks Tasks you’ll see the list of available tasks, each with a brief description, a corresponding Swag Buck payout PER PAGE completed, and how many of that specific task are still available to be completed. Fill your piggy bank on a specific task and the Bucks are automatically transferred to your account! Start being rewarded for Swagbucks Tasks today!

Access Tasks under “Answer” in the top navigation bar. Accepted countries are US, Canada, UK, Australia, Ireland and India only at this time. I’ll update this page if this changes.

ClixSense -Look under Tasks. This is new for 2012, and has the added bonus of paying downline commission on referral’s tasks. All countries EXCEPT the following: Iran, Iraq, China, Cuba, N. Korea, Vietnam, Niger and Afghanistan.

Send Earnings – Look under Cash Tasks. All countries accepted.

Inbox Dollars – Look under Tasks. All countries accepted.

GiftHulk – And another new one for 2012. Pay for the tasks is slightly higher here, so this may be a good one to check out. Click Earn –> Tasks to view what is available. Accepted countries are Australia, US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, France, Germany and Ireland at this time.

GiftHunterClub - A CrowdFlower site with a pretty good selection of tasks available. I joined this site at the end of December 2012, and am pretty impressed with their payout and number of tasks listed.

Clicks-FX – A smaller PTC site, that added Crowdflower tasks in February, 2013. For a smaller site, it has a fair amount of jobs as well.

ZoomBucks – A multi-offer portal site similar to Swagbucks. I’m not entirely sure when they added Crowdflower, but I noticed the addition after they ran a March, 2014 site upgrade. A quick glance at their Offers portal showed a fair number of Tasks available. All countries accepted.  Look under Earn –> Tasks.

TreasureTrooper – Another multi-offer GPT portal site that has been around for a while. They offer Crowdflower Tasks under Earn –> Cash Tasks


Non-Crowdflower Sites:

There are a few other sites I’ve found online that fall outside of the Crowdflower affiliate model:

StoreHours24North America only. Fun and easy data entry site. You need to read the rules otherwise your work will be rejected, but as long as you’re not a scammer or do poor quality work, you’ll have no problem.  

MicroWorkers – I do have an account here, and have done about four article writing tasks so far as a test. I did get approved and paid for all of them. There are occasional good opportunities here, and they offer a referral program.

MinuteWorkers – Same as above. I have done one writing job there and was paid. However there are a lot of promotional type jobs you need to search through. Like MicroWorkers, they have a referral program that helps you earn a little extra as well.

Short Task – Occasional good writing things, but I’m not impressed with how honest the requesters there are with paying. I did four as a test in January – two were approved right away, and I still have two sitting there pending.

TextBroker – I really like this site and should visit it more. This is a good site if you like article writing. They have a nice arbitration process if your work gets rejected, which luckily I’ve never had to use. I’d recommend this one.

I know there are others out there, but these are the ones I’ve tried myself.

For me, I’m sticking with MTurk as my first choice for any type of short jobs. It’s hands down my favorite site.

Whoever googled that search term, I hope this helps!

Originally posted: February 2010
Last update: 08-22-14

News: StoreHours24 now offering Amazon Gift Card payment option


Just a quick update that data entry crowdsourcing site StoreHours24.com is now offering Amazon Gift Cards as a payment option. This should be good news to those of you who wanted to work at the site but don’t have a PayPal account.

If you’re not a member yet, the site is still accepting entries, so now would be a great time to join: StoreHours24.com

The mobile site has also undergone a redesign, so check that out at:



Inbox Dollars – 3rd Payment Received

Originally posted: December 15, 2010

Name: Inbox Dollars

Program type: Paid Emails, Surveys, Paid Registrations, Paid Search, Crowdsourcing, Surveys, Paid Referrals

Date joined: 12/18/2010

Referral program? Yes

URL: http://www.inboxdollars.com/

Amount earned: $81.12 Paid,

Paid?  Yes!

  1. Payment requested 9/19/11, received 11/8/11.
  2. Payment requested 12/28/12, received 01/07/13.
  3. Payment requested 08/03/14, received 08/09/14

Inbox Dollars Payment Proof:


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Recommended? Definitely. I remember this one back in the “good old days“, and it’s still around. That says something. They even still had me on file, although all my points had been wiped out for not logging in for, oh, say 5 years. While not a big earner, it is a legit, paying site.

Originally posted: 12/15/10
Last update:

ClixSense – Pays every week!

Originally posted: January 15, 2011

Name: ClixSense

Program type: Paid clicks, Surveys, Crowdsourcing, Paid Registrations, Paid Video

Date joined: 12/11/10

Referral program? Yes

URL: http://www.clixsense.com/?3349517

Amount paid:

Cash Paid: $241.71 Paid

Advertising and update dollars redeemed: $28.18

ClixSense Payment Proof:

I get paid by ClixSense so often now, I’m only going to update this screenshot at the end of each month to save time.

Recommended? Yes! This is a great site! This one pays very little, but you can use your earnings to purchase ads on the site. I’ve used this for both traffic and for PayPal payments, as well as transferring my balance over to a premium membership

International Members? Allows registrations from all countries except China, Vietnam and Bangladesh

Originally posted: January, 2011
Last updated:

July 2014 Referral Program Ranking Results

Life never slows down! As you can see from the calendar below, I’ve pretty much been gone since about the middle of June. We moved from West Virginia to Oklahoma, and it’s been nothing but dull!


I had set a goal of $225 for myself for the month of July, and was thrilled to be able to pass that, ending the month at just over $288.

No huge changes in ranking results. Right now I’m still pending one outstanding payment from Bubblews, but even when that comes in it will still need two more pay cycles for them to bump eBates from their #2 position.

Standard disclaimer as always applies – total redeemed is total amount of checks, PayPal, Amazon Gift Cards and WalMart Gift Cards received since joining. Your results will vary.

Program NameRedeemedAvg Min/Day
Program NameRedeemedAvg Min/Day
Fusion Cash1545.2020
Unique Rewards244.8210
Gomez Peer Zone115.710
Opinion Outpost76.1010
Instant Cash Sweepstakes63.381
Glitter Network50.880
Gift Hunter Club22.002
Mindfield Online12.005
Jill's Click Corner6.715

Now for a goal for August… oh, I have no idea! It’s throwing darts on a board at this point, with everything that I still need to do getting the house here set up. I’ll shoot for $250 and see what happens.

Have a great August, everyone!



GiftHulk – 15th Payment Received

Name: Gift Hulk

Type of program: Contests, Sweepstakes, Paid Clicks, Surveys, Paid Search, Paid Referrals, Paid Registrations, Paid Videos, Crowdsourcing

 Date joined: 05/02/12

Referral program? Yes! You earn 20% from all the Hulk Coins that your referrals earn using the Offer Walls,  EZ Coins, Tasks and Surveys. You also earn 20% from all of your referral wins at GiftHulk Search  and Treasure Box.

URL: http://www.gifthulk.com/refer/freebiejunkie

Paid? Yes! Total redeemed to date: $80.00

Minimum redemption is 5000 coins for a $5.00 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal withdrawal. They also have a wide variety of other merchandiser gift cards and offers at reasonable and reachable levels.

  1. $5.00 PayPal request sent 8/6/12, received 8/19/12.
  2. $5.00 PayPal request sent 11/05/12, received 11/11/12
  3. $5.00 PayPal request sent 01/24/13, received 01/27/13
  4. $5.00 PayPal request sent 03/16/13, received 03/24/13
  5. $5.00 PayPal request sent 05/23/13, received 05/26/13
  6. $5.00 PayPal request sent 08/08/13, received 08/11/13
  7. $5.00 PayPal request sent 10/08/13, received 10/10/13
  8. $5.00 PayPal request sent 12/16/13, received 12/19/13
  9. $5.00 PayPal request sent 02/13/14, received 02/16/14
  10. $10.00 PayPal request sent 02/13/14, received 03/06/14
  11. $5.00 PayPal request sent 04/06/14, received 04/10/14
  12. $5.00 PayPal request sent 05/26/14, received 05/29/14
  13. $5.00 PayPal request sent 06/22/14, received 06/26/14
  14. $5.00 PayPal request sent 07/14/14; received 07/17/14
  15. $5.00 PayPal request sent 09/02/14; received 09/04/14

GiftHulk Payment Proof:


International members? USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, and Ireland only.


Initial Impression and Review:  GiftHulk was another program I found by them following me on Twitter. This program is very similar to SwagBucks.

You earn in a number of different ways. They have the familiar Offer Walls and EZ Coins with paid videos, surveys and registrations, Daily Surveys, Crowdsourcing Tasks, “Fountain of Youth” codes, online games where the tournament leaders get points, a toolbar with additional point offers, paid searches, point sweepstakes and contests, and finally the ‘guess the card’ game, which awards various points.

Recommended? Yes – GiftHulk is definitely legit and not a scam site.

Originally posted: 06-01-12
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