Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Join Bukisa and Earn Money for Your Articles

Bukisa is another revenue sharing site where you are able to publish your own content and make money for doing so. Unlike eHow, you earn money in several ways not just from ad clicks. Your articles make money simply from page views regardless of whether or not anyone clicks on the ads. You can also refer other writers to the site, and you earn a percentage of their profits as well. I've only written one article here so far, but I hope to add more in the coming months. Feel free to check out the site. Join here:

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Beware of AW Surveys

If you are exploring the survey scene, you will want to stay clear of AW Surveys. They claim to give you lots of high paying surveys and offer a referral bonus for getting your friends to sign up. They have a $75 minimum payout (which in my opinion is just way too high) and it takes FOREVER to reach it, since they only offer you one $1 survey per month. Even if you do reach the $75 mark, they do not pay as promised. I have read this a number of different places now and recently had it confirmed from a very reliable source. Bottom line: Don't waste your time with AW Surveys!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Online Work is the Best At Home Work for Moms

Are you a stay at home mom looking for legitimate work to do at home? You've probably considered things like selling Avon or Mary Kay but don't want to be saddled down with investing in products and then trying to sell them to your friends and family who most likely don't want your products but feel obliged to help you out. Although there is a place for such work, it's not for everyone. It involves at least an initial investment of money and also time. You have to constantly beg your friends to buy whatever you're selling and provide more leads for you. You also have to leave your home regularly in order to do your selling. This can be very difficult if you have young children or nursing babies who can't survive without you. That's why finding work online is the best option.

By working online, you can truly work your own hours, don't need any initial investment, and can even nurse your baby as you type in your pajamas! You fit in work whenever YOU have the time. If that's at 5 am before the kids get up or at 9 pm after the kids have gone to bed, it's your choice. You can also take vacations whenever you want to. The internet has provided moms with some excellent opportunities to supplement the family income without sacrificing money, friendships, or time away from the home. If you're a stay at home mom with a growing family in need of extra income, you need to start your online career. Don't expect to make hundreds of dollars overnight. But you can expect to make that much after 6 months to a year. Begin by trying some of the sites I've recommended already, such as Inboxdollars, MyPoints, BzzAgent, and eHow. Take as many surveys and write as many articles as your time allows. You'll be making money in no time, and you'll be thrilled when the checks start arriving in your mailbox. At least I was! And keep checking my blog for more in depth discussions of legitimate online money making opportunities.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Inboxdollars: Another Great Reward Site

In addition to MyPoints, I also love Inboxdollars. But as opposed to getting points that convert to gift cards, Inboxdollars rewards you in cash. And who doesn't love being rewarded with actual money??! There is one condition though: You must reach a $30 minimum in order to cash out your accumulated earnings. But believe it or not, it isn't that hard to do.

You can earn money a number of ways. You are paid a specified amount to try any of their 100% free offers, which truly are free, or you can pay to try other offers and will be rewarded in cash for doing so. You also have the opportunity to take a survey every day. And each and every survey that you qualify for earns you money. You can also shop for things online through Inboxdollars and earn money for each dollar you spend. This is a great way to make money on things that you would be buying anyway. But my favorite way (because it's the easiest and takes only a few moments of your time each day) is by reading the paid emails that Inboxdollars sends you nearly every day. You earn a few cents for each email you open and it takes only seconds each day to accomplish. My last check from Inboxdollars was earned completely from just opening my daily emails. The money adds up fast, because they send so many emails. And yet, not so many that you can't keep up with them. I would also like to add that the emails offer you discounts on a number of different products and services that are actually really good deals, so if you go ahead and order flowers through them or buy an Entertainment book, you earn even more money. It's a no lose situation for you and well worth the time it takes to open a few emails every day. If you're not an Inboxdollars member, you should be. Check out the link on the side of the blog to join.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Earn Free Gift Cards with MyPoints

After my post about earning MyPoints through BzzAgent yesterday, I realized I should probably explain what MyPoints is for those of you who don't already know. MyPoints is one of my favorite reward sites on the web. It's easy to sign up and begin gathering points. You get points for reading emails, taking short surveys, purchasing products online through the site, etc. Once you accumulate enough points, you can cash in those points for gift cards to major retailers such as Amazon, Pizza Hut, and Target among MANY more. I have already received several $25 gift cards with very minimal effort. Check out my eHow article ( for more detailed information about earning free gift cards through MyPoints or go straight to the MyPoints site and sign up now

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Try free products with BzzAgent

I have been a BzzAgent for about a year now and can honestly say that it is a fun and interesting site to be a part of. It's not a survey site, but rather it is a site where you sign up to become a word of mouth promoter of new products. After you sign up, you must go through a very quick tutorial on how to be a good BzzAgent and then you wait to be asked to join what they call "campaigns". Each campaign is sponsored by a different company looking for people to try out a new product that they are about to release to the public or one that they recently added to the market. Once you accept the campaign (most are free for things like food or cleaning products but some you have to pay a small fee for, such as for trying out more expensive products like gaming systems, but you never HAVE TO pay for anything and saying no to a particular campaign does not hurt your chances of being asked to participate in future campaigns), you are sent a full size sample of the product for yourself and a number of coupons to give out to your friends and family. Oftentimes, you are also given small samples to give out to others in addition to coupons.

After you review the product yourself and share your thoughts of the product with others, you simply fill out a short form reviewing the product and you earn MyPoints for each review you submit. The points add up quickly and in addition to your other MyPoints earnings, you are able to cash in points for free gift cards that much faster. BzzAgent also offers a number of VERY short surveys for you to take on a somewhat regular basis that also qualify you to earn more MyPoints. All around, the site is fun and rewarding. Not only do you get test and keep free products, but you have the opportunity to earn MyPoints as well. If you like getting free stuff in the mail, you'll want to sign up:

Friday, January 9, 2009

First eHow payment

Although I had no doubt that eHow would in fact pay as promised, I received my first payment yesterday through my Paypal account. For anyone looking for steady residual income, ehow is the place! In almost two months on the site, I have published 15 articles, accumulated 40 some friends who regularly comment on my articles, and my earnings are slowly starting to increase. I know that there are many people making a fair amount of money on the site every month, and hopefully I will be one of them over time. Right now, I'm pleased with the progress I've made.

If you're new to writing articles, eHow is a great place to start. Writing how to articles is quite easy since you can write about almost anything you want to. Picking things you are interested in and have significant knowledge about is not hard. I have also found that submitting articles is extremely easy. And the articles are published immediately. This means that readers can begin viewing your article and potentially making you money as soon as you submit it. Such a great system! I'm highly impressed. If you haven't started yet, do so now!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Home Testing Institute

I have been working with the Home Testing Institute for over a year now and have found it to be an easy and quick way to make money. Every month they send me a survey in the mail with cash inside before you even send the surveys back. The surveys are short and the postage is already paid on the return envelope so it's quite easy to finish them as soon as they come and send them back in time. It's definitely worth looking into if you like taking paper surveys in your home. If you'd like to join the Home Testing Institute yourself, go for it:

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Year, New Goals

Well, the new year is here, and I have set many goals for myself. I want to devote a couple of hours per day to writing so that I can hopefully have at least 100 articles published by the end of the year. I also want to diversify my income streams. Right now I am focusing on eHow and Associated Content but hope start a hub page and create a resume so that I can try to get some steady writing gigs going but mid year. I have also been researching different web hosting services, because I also hope to start a niche website in the coming months. I hope to be able to keep with these plans but life is very busy on the homefront this year. I will try to persevere!