Tuesday, November 13, 2012

[UPDATE] Topline partially showing ads again for International users

It seems like Topline now shows 1-2 ad banners again for non-US users. Even if it's not much, you can still earn about 10-20% of what you used to earn before, if you like outside the USA.

It's not much, but it's definitely a step forward. Hopefully, the full set of ads will be up again for all of us in the next few weeks/months. Stay tuned for updates.

If you're new to Topline, the registration link is down here:

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Topline increases the point value but neglects non-USA users

If you don't know what Topline is, you can check out my guide here.

It seems like, a couple of days ago, the point value rised from $0.75/1000 ads to $1.00/1000 ads. However, people from outside the USA (including Canada and Australia) are no longer shown ads through Topline, therefore they can't earn anymore.

Here is the semi-official response to my email:

Thanks for contacting TopLine support.
Unfortunately, our current advertisers are seeking U.S. traffic only. This means that for the time being, we can only award TopLine points to U.S. users. We are, however, actively seeking advertisers in other parts of the world. Your region will regain the opportunity to gain points once advertising is available for that region.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

TopLine Team

TopLine Support support@jointopline.com
Please take a minute to help make TopLine even better!

This is sad news for some people. Many of them are complaining of how close they were to cash out. However, if you're from the USA, you have nothing to worry about - on the opposite!

Monday, September 10, 2012

i-Gagnant LaBarre - The floating adbar (Passive earner)

i-Gagnant is a relatively new passive earner program. You can read below what it is, what it does, how much you can earn with it and everything else you need to know before registering.

What you have to do - Upon registration, you just have to install their adbar. After that, you just login and you're good to go.

How it works - The adbar you just installed floats on your desktop. You can drag it wherever you want ot just put it in a corner and forget about it. It is not a huge, pixelated bar, so you won't notice it at all most of the time. What is more, if you watch movies or play games it doesn't even show up anymore, even if you're still earning money from it, which is great. It has a refresh rate of 15 seconds. After that, the advertisement banner will change and so on.

Pay rate - For every displayed advertisement you receive a certain amount of points, depending on your account status. There 6 types of accounts right now: non-VIP and VIP 1 to VIP 5. The higher your VIP level is, the more you will earn from each advertisement. Right from the beginning, you're given a VIP1 status, which is pretty nice, because you earn 1.25 points from each ad. The payrate at this moment is of about 1 euro (not dollar) for every 11.000 points. It may not sound as very much, but given that you don't do anything I think that it is worth the time.

Payout - The minimum payout is 15 euros for virtual accounts (Paypal and Hipay) and 20 euros for physical checks (for France only). Here is the officialforum thread for payment proofs.

Referral system - The referral system is great for a passive earner. You earn 20% of your level 1 (direct) referrals' earnings and 5% from your level 2 referrals. This includes points from ads, clicks, lottery and bonuses, without any restrictions.

What's more, if you don't have enough time to seek referrals or just want to take some chances, you can participate in the referral lottery. The concept is pretty straight-forward - you buy tickets; each ticket is another chance. Please note that they are not referred to you for a certain amount of time - you get them for life, if you win of course.

Games and bonuses - There are lots of games available from which you may earn bonus points. Firstly, there's the bonus banner - whenever you see it, click it ASAP. You can earn from 5 to hundreds of points depending on your VIP status. Secondly, there are free games you can play every day, including 5-card poker. Thirdly, there are many contests you can take part in if youinvest in I-Passes (the other currency). Obviously, you can earn much more from those contests, compared to ther free games.

Note: You DON'T have to click on ads in order to earn from them. The only time you may want to click on ads is when the bonus banner is shown.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Free referral pools

I've recently found two ways to get referrals only by submitting your nicknames/IDs:

Datsoup - You just have to sign up. Here's the full list of referral ID's they accept:

If you want to submit your referral link from a program that isn't on the list, you just have to go to Profile and click on "Create referral pool".

Refer-o-matic - Same thing as Datsoup. You submit your referral ID's and wait for the referrals to come. Don't expect to receive hundreds of thousands, but people will sign under you once in a while, which is fair enough given the fact that you don't do anything. Here's their accepted referral list:

Note - Be careful when submitting your ID/username. Here's what you have to submit for each progtram:

If you know any other referring programs use the comment section to let me know about them. I will edit the post and add more as I find others.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Making money with Naturebucks (review/guide)

Naturebucks is probably the most famous GPT (get-paid-to) website. With an outstanding referral system, lots of earning bonuses and a lot of well-paid surveys, Naturebucks probably delivers the best GPT experience. But why specifically is it so famous? Let's break it down and see.

Available work - Unlike other GPT websites, you can do all the work you can right from day one, without waiting for credentials, qualifications and so forth. After you sign up, there are about 3 or 4 pages of surveys waiting for completion. The pay isn't extraordinary (you get between $0.10 and up to $1 per completed offer), but the payrate, overall, is very good compared to other GPT sites. I manage to get about $0.10 for every minute spent working on Naturebucks, without counting the referral revenue. After completion, most of those surveys have a cooldown period, meaning that you can retake them after a while.

What is more, Naturebucks offers PTC (paid-to-click) ads. The payment is standard, but it's a nice addition. If you click your ads every day you can rack up a few bucks every month without too much hassle.

Payment and bonuses: The minimum payout is set at only $0.05 (no mistake, only 5 cents), which is great, especially if you have doubts about the legitimacy of Naturebucks. You can cash out your earnings either to Paypal or your Amazon Gift Card balance (they accept Amazon.com, Amazon.ca and Amazon.co.uk), without paying any fees, of course.

Some of the offers you complete pay you in points, which is an alternate payment system. Every point is worth 1 cent. What's more interesting is that after each dollar you earn you get a bonus of 10 points; after you manage to get 200 points from your own earnings you can transform them into $1 - that is a 10% bonus of your coming from your own earnings!

Referral system: Naturebucks has a 5-level referral system. The best part is that you get 20% from every referral you have, no matter what their level is! So, practically, if you have 5 referrals, one for each elevel and they all earn $1 per day, that means you get $1 every day yourself, without counting any other earnings.

Conclusion: Naturebucks can be very proffitable even without any referrals. At first, when I had no referrals myself, I could make about $2 evey day in about 20 minutes, which is a good payrate. Consider that the referral system is great (20% of every referral is not very common among legit "get paid to" websites) and you can easily get a few friends to signup under you and you have the image of the best GPT option there is now on the "market".

For any questions use the comment section below.

NatureGPT Review - Make Money completing surveys

NatureGPT - The twin brother (as I like to call it) of Naturebucks, so if you've used Naturebucks in the past, you know the drill with this one. Obviously, this is a GPT site (get paid to), where you can complete surveys, click ads and refer people. But first things first:

Available work: There isn't a very large number of surveys available, but there are enough to keep you busi at least 15 minutes every day. The payment can vary, so I would recommend taking only those that pay over $0.20 or 20 points. Also, you can occasionally find paid-to-click ads.

Payment: When you've earned $2 (or 200 points) you can cash out to PayPal or buy an Amazon Gift Card. Without any referrals, you can reach $2 very quickly and without too much work.

Referral system: NatureGPT's referral system is quite interesting in my opinion, especially if you want to take advantage of your referrals right awy, without waiting entire weeks for them to cash out something. For every referral that earns $0.25 you earn $1, but only one time. After that, you continue to get 10% of their earnings. Like I said, if you manage to get, let's say, 30 semi-active referrals it is very proffitable on a short-term basis, but it can also be proffitable long-term speaking, because you continue to get that 10%, if they remain active. I know this doesn't match Naturebucks' 5-tier referral system, but it is great for a someone who wants a few quick bucks and can get a few friends to join him.

Personal experience: I've been a member of the NatureGPT community for less than one week now (a friend invited me) and I managed to get 9 referrals without too much hassle. In my opinion, this has a lot of unexploited potential, but it's still worth it.

Friday, August 31, 2012

CloudCrowd - Working in the "cloud"

CloudCrowd - Ref | Non-ref is an online work platform that has a few advantages over others, like CrowdSource or CrowdFlower. Unlike other "cloud" work platform, CloudCrowd provides quality work to the end-user because of its effective reviewing methods.

The "Credibility system": Like I said, CloudCrowd provides quality work results because it has a very good verification system. On a basic level, it is quite simple: everyone has a certain "credibility". If their work is accepted, their credibility rises, so they have access to much better work and/or other advantages. On the other hand, if their work quality is poor, their credibility decreases. The maximum credibility someone can have is 100. Whenever your credibility decreases under 25 your account is put on hold; if you continue to submit bad quality work, your account will be eventually suspended, so be careful.

Types of work - There are seven work categories: writing, editing, categorization, research, data entry, translation and other. Right after signing up anyone can do categorization or research work without any restrictions - it is actually pretty recommended to start with this kind of work.  After you have a decent level of credibility, you can move on to better paid work.

Writing credentials - What is more, if you're a writer or just want to try out some writing work, you have to pass a certain test, depending on the type of writing you want to do. For example, if you want to do marketing writing, you first have to prove your skills by writing a descriptive article on a certain product, and so on. They payrate for writers is very good, compared to the other types of work, starting from 3 cents per written work, up to 7 cents sometimes.

Referral system: This is one reason I said CloudCrowd is better than most other online work platforms - it allows referrals. They system has a 3-level referral program. Your commisions per referral are the following:

Payment: Your earnings will be automatically transferred to your PayPal account, without any fees and no matter if you earn $0.01 or $10. Here one of my payments:

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Topline guide (passive income)

I will be trying to give a detailed description of what Topline is and what it does exactly. Also, I will be giving a few tips and tricks on how to get some direct referrals, so bear with me throughout this.

What it does: Topline's plug-in replaces the ads from the websites you visit every day with their ads. For each page you visit that contains ads you receive 1 point. Later one, you will transform those points into money.

What you have to do: Obviously, you have to sign up first. Then, you will have to install that plug-in I was talking about earlier. It is available for Firefox, Opera and Chrome users, so there's no worry about incompatibility. After you do this, you're all set and you just have to continue with your usual surfing.

Point system: On average, after one hour of browsing, you will probably have around 150 points. Currently, the point value is set at $0.75 for every 1000 points, which is not so bad given the fact that you don't do anything. Once you have $10 worth of points, you can instantly cash out.

Payment: Like I said, the minimum payout is $10, to Paypal. There are no transfer fees.

Referrals: This is the most interesting part. You get 5% of your referrals' points, which doesn't seem that great at first, but if you manage to build a steady base of referrals - let's say 20 - you will earn a lot more than before, doing nothing. Here are a few tips on how to get direct referrals on Topline:
- ask your friends to join - Since they don't have to do anything, most of them will probably accept.
- post your referral link on Facebook, Twitter or any forums where you are active. By doing this, I managed to get about 50 referrals in one week (one post per day).
- use traffic exchange websites. EasyHits4You is highly recommended.
- use referral exchange websites (Datsoup is great).
- if you want it to really pay off, invest a couple of dollars into an advertising campaign on websites like Neobux, Clixsense, etc. Since Topline isn't so well known, you will probably get hundreds of referrals with about $10 invested, but it all depends where you'll post your campaign.

Proof: Here's how many points I managed to get in two days of surfing, with ~100 direct referrals:

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Signing Up - Ref | Non-ref - If you think I've been of help, you can choose to sign up using my referral. Either way, thanks for reading! If you have any questions or you want additional details, just comment down here and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Brief guide on money making - How I earn my beer money [PART I]

I will try to be as coherent as I can, so bear with me on this but, no matter what, I will be as honest with you as possible. Those below are the websites I use to earn my booze money:

MTurk - Probably everyone knows about it. It has something for everyone: if you want to do only surveys, you have enough of them to keep you working at least one hour every day. If you want to do data entry HITs, just go for it! Like I said, there’s plenty for everyone. However, you have to know how to find those HITs that are indeed worth turking for. My strategy? I knock out everything I can find on the HWTF section, then I search for anything that I’m qualified for and is over one dollar. After that, I search again for “survey” or “study” that pay not less than 25 cents. Bu doing this, I can easily earn about $100 each week with about two hours of turking each day. You can use your money either to buy Amazon gift cards or transfer them into your bank account. Easy-peasey.

Topline - Ref | Non-ref - This is the purest passive earner there is. The principle is this: you sign up, install their plugin for your browser and just continue surfing, as usual. This plugin replaces any ads with some of theirs and you get paid for it. Simple, huh? Vewy. They have a point-based system and for each website you visit that incorporates ads you get one point. For every 1000 points, you get $0.75. It may not sound as much, but given the fact that you do nothing is convincing enough, at least for me. Also, the minimum cashout is at $10, which can be achieved in about 2-3 months of surfing, without having any referrals. Also, for each referral you earn 5% of the points they earn. The money can be cashed out to PayPal.

NeoBux - Ref | Non-ref - A very intriguing PTC (Paid-to-Click) website. If you’re not familiar with the concept, what you have to do is click a given number of ads each day, for which you get a very small amount of money. Neobux offers you the possibility to rent referrals for a certain period of time, during which you get a sum of money based on how many clicks they have each day. Of course, there is the classical concept of direct referrals too, but, obviously, you don’t earn much from them, unless you get to have a large base of active referrals. Anyway, back to the rented referrals. This system gives you a lot of new opportunities, because you get to make decisions like recycling a certain referral if they have bad stats or adding more time to their renting period and so on. Also, for each ad you click you get three chances to the so-called “AdPrize” The prizes vary from points, cash or even Golden membership (which, believe me, is welcome anytime). Anyway, if you want to go deep I strongly recommend you their FAQ. The minimum cashout is $2, to PayPal, Payza or Neteller.

ClixSense - Ref | Non-ref - Another PTC website, but this one is not based that much on renting referrals. If you don't want to take your chances renting referrals that may or may not be productive, Clixsense is based on direct referral revenue and mini-tasks. More specifically, it incorporates the CrowdSource working platform, so you have work to do 24/7, even if the pay is not that good. If you get a decent number of direct referrals, you just have to click your ads every day (takes a few minutes) and that's it. Also, there are offers to complete, plus a nice mini-game called ClixGrid - very much like Neobux' AdPrize, if you're lucky you can win cash or points. You can then cash your money out to PayPal, Payza, Liberty Reserve or check. The minimum payrates can be found here.

Naturebucks - Ref | Non-ref - NatureBucks is a pretty straight-forward website. Here, you can complete various “offers”, which mostly consist of surveys or registering. You can even find a dedicated section to the best offers there are, here on reddit. Anyway, by completing those offers you earn either cash or points, which can be eventually transformed into cash too. The minimum withdraw is of only 5 cents to Paypal, or $1 for Amazon gift cards. Also, the 5-tier referral system is great if you can get a decent number of direct referrals, because you earn 20% from your level 1-5 referrals.

NatureGPT - Ref | Non-ref It’s pretty much like Naturebucks. You have a list of offers (mostly surveys) you can complete for either cash or points. Somehow, I even like this better than Naturebucks, because for each referral that earns at least $0.25 you get $1, bur only one time per referral, plus, of course 20% of what they earn next. You can then withdraw your cash to Paypal or use it to buy Amazon gift cards. The minimum payout is $2, which is decent enough in my opinion.

PaidViewpoint - Ref | Non-ref - Another survey site. Their surveys don’t pay very much, but you get about $1 only for completing you profile. After each survey you complete your so-called TraitScore also increases. How does this help you? After your TraitScore reaches a certain threshold, the amount of money you earn per each completed survey will increase. Don’t expect to earn hundreds of dollars every month, but if you complete a survey every now and then they will start pilling up. However, the minimum payout is of $25 to Paypal, which can be a bit disappointing for some of you.

Pollbuzzer - Ref | Non-ref- Very nice survey site. There are not any offers available, but you get a mail from them every now and then asking you to complete a short survey, worth $1. It does take just a few minutes, which is definitely worth the time, even if there’s not much to do. You can cash out your earnings to PayPal. Also, each time one of your referrals answers 4 of these polls you get one dollar.

CloudCrowd - Ref | Non-ref - It's a pretty good cloud working platform. You don't always find too much work to do, unless you do writing. But first things first. In order to do writing, you have to earn some credentials first, depending on what type of writing you want to do. I only applied for the marketing credential myself only once, and was rejected because I rushed through it and did a poor job, but I'm sure it's not that hard to get it. Also, they payrate for writers is decent enough, varying from 3 to 5 cents per written word, if your work is accepted. Furthermore, there is generally a lot of data entry work to do. You may find requests like "copy this and that into thegiven fields" and stuff like this. It isn't necessarily very well paid, but you can easily knock out a few bucks a day if you stick with it for, let's say, half an hour daily. If you're lucky, you may find some categorization work once in a while, which is easy and generally well-paid. There is no minimum payout; they will automatically transfer your earnings to your PayPal account every day.

Overall, I hope I’ve been helpful at least to some of you. Feel free to ask your questions if you have any. 

P.S.: I intend to make a post for each of those websites in the near future, detailing the whole "process", with tips&tricks, guides and much more.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

PTC for starters - Clixsense

When the Internet is over-over-over-crowded with thousands of cheap PTC websites, which either are scam or just ask you to invest more and more money in order to get a minimum profit, I stumbled upon a very promising PTC site, called Clixsense.

Why is this website so promising? Simple! Firstly, there are hundreds of positive reviews on the web, and none of them even remotely suggested that this website won't pay when you finally place a withdrawal request; what's more, the payment is instant. Secondly, you earn far more per single ad than you would in any other place. In a previous article I made a hazardous assumption, saying that Neobux is the best PTC website at this moment. Maybe I was wrong, maybe not. The truth is that both Clixsense and Neobux are very good PTC sites, yet so different through the features they offer.

As for the facts, I managed to earn over $12 (which was paid instantly after I placed the withdrawal request) with no more than 5 minutes of clicking a day. Also, there is a very nice feature called Clixgrid; its concept is very simple: an image is divided into squares. For each square you click there is an ad. For every successful view of an ad you get a chance to win between 10 cents to 5 dollars! From those $12 I earned, over half were from this minigame!

You don’t have to take my word for good. Signing up takes no more than 30-60seconds (very simple, yet secure sign-up process) and clicking your first ads takes between 1-2 minutes. The best part is that you can try the Clixgrid minigame as soon as you sign-up. Best of luck and happy clicking!