SwagBucks – 21st Payment Received!


Name: Swagbucks

Program type: Paid Search, Surveys, Paid Registrations, Paid Videos, Paid Emails, Crowdsourcing, Paid Clicks, Paid Referrals, Cash Back Shopping, Contests, Paid Apps, MTurk Alternative

Date joined: 12/13/2010

Referral program? Yes

URL: http://www.swagbucks.com/

Amount made: $225.00 Paid

Paid? Yes! Multiple times.  Payment takes about a week to arrive via PayPal. You can redeem for merchandise, gift cards or PayPal in their Swag Store. Minimum redemption for a $5.00 Amazon.com card is 450 points, 2500 points for a $25.00 PayPal payment. There are many other redemption offers in the Swag Store as well, but these are the two most popular.

International: Swagbucks is open in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia and India.

Swagbucks Payment Proof:

This page was getting a little long with all of my prior payment screenshots. Below are  payments from 2013 and on. Older payment screenshots are here and here, for anyone who wants more proof.

 

Originally posted: 01/2011
Last updated: 11/15/14

 

Gift Hunter Club – Paid 12 Times

Originally posted: January, 2013

Name: Gift Hunter Club

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

Date joined: 12/18/12

Referral program? Yes, pays a percentage of referral’s earnings two levels deep. They also have special promotion bonus for every 50 active referred users.

URL: http://www.gifthunterclub.info/?id=5905

Paid? Yes! Minimum redemption is $5.00 Amazon Gift Card for 500 points, or $2.00 PayPal for 240 points. They also offer WalMart $10.00 Gift Cards for 1,000 points, and a wide variety of other retailers at various point levels. Payments are received within a few hours of cashing out.

Total Received: $27.00

Gift Hunter Club Payment Proof:

PayPal payments from GiftHunterClub.com


International members? From what I can see on their blog, it seems to be Spain, US, UK, France, Canada and Australia right now. I’ll update as I find out more.


Initial Review and Impression:  I came across Gift Hunter Club via an email advising me that this site, originally launched in Spain, was accepting US members. I joined right before the holidays but didn’t have any time to really sit down and look it until after the New Year.

For those who are already members of sites such as SwagBucks, GiftHulk, and others, this site layout will be very familiar. There are many easy ways to rack up points. They have the usual daily surveys, an offer wall with as of right now ten different affiliated rewards sites offering the standard lineup of surveys, paid videos, PTSU offers and trials. They have their own separate paid video section, and are also Crowdflower affiliates, making this another good MTurk alternative. They offer reward points for making a Facebook, forum, Twitter or blog post, as well as offering points for posting payment proof.

They have a Facebook page, a Twitter account, a blog and newsletter, for keeping up with news.

If you’ve got time to add another earning site to your daily routine, this looks like another fast and easy earner.

 

Originally posted: January, 2013
Last update
: 11-06-14

Combined August, September and October 2014 Ranking Results

Long time  no post! Wow! After moving in July, things got so busy, that I had virtually no online time at all. I could log into FusionCash and ClixSense briefly early in the morning, but that was it.

As you can see from the sidebar though, there has still been residual affiliate and downline earnings coming in from other programs, enough even to make a slight change in the ranking order of three programs.

As always, standard disclaimer applies. Total redeemed is the total amount of PayPal, check, Amazon Gift Card and WalMart Gift Card redemptions received since joining. Your results will vary.

Program NameRedeemedAvg Min/Day
Program NameRedeemedAvg Min/Day
Fusion Cash1,900.0020
eBates399.020
ClixSense316.685
Unique Rewards244.8210
TellWut200.005
Swagbucks200.0010
Gomez Peer Zone128.680
InboxDollars81.125
GiftHulk80.005
PaidViewpoint79.532
SurveySavvy78.105
Opinion Outpost76.1010
iPoll75.005
ePoll70.005
Instant Cash Sweepstakes69.111
SendEarnings56.262
DonkeyMails51.0210
Glitter Network50.880
Toluna40.005
PollBuzzer28.0010
ZoomPanel25.0010
Gift Hunter Club22.002
CashnHits21.735
MintVine20.005
NeoBux16.155
Viggle15.000
Mindfield Online12.005
WordLinx9.502
BuxP7.105
Jill's Click Corner6.715
Clicks-FX1.322

I took Bubblews off the table for this month, because it seems to me that there is no longer any referral rewards to this site. If I find out that is not the case, I’ll definitely add them in. It’s still earning for me, although I don’t believe that they are paying for referrals any longer.

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I hadn’t set any goals for myself, which is a good thing because there is no way I would have made them! I’m thinking I may try to set a goal for November. I’m going to go with a nice, low $150, and see how it goes from there. I’m going to have a tiny bit of online time, and I think it should be pretty easy for me to hit $150.

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: $319.12 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:
11-22-14

Fusion Cash – Pays every month like clockwork!

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:  $1,982.43 Paid

 International? US/Canada only

Paid? Yes! Paid many times!. Last 20 payments are 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:
11-20-14

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

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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:

http://m.storehours24.com