Sunday, August 21, 2011
Earning Online, Lesson 1 Earn From Things You Are Already Doing
OK, so here's my first lesson in earning online. Let me preface by saying that I'm not an expert. I am not going to promise you that you'll earn thousands of dollars and be debt free by next year. I'm just going to give you a few tips that work for me.
Lesson 1 is to make the most of what you already do. Here's what I mean. I drink Coke. More than I probably should, but that is besides the point. There's a little Web site called icoke.ca that I use to collect Coke PINs from my bottles. I enter in my PINs online and save them up for stuff. The most recent redemptions I have made have been for three $5 gift cards for McDonalds. I've redeemed some points for music from iTunes too. The best part is that it doesn't cost me anything. I'm already buying the Coke anyway. It takes a couple of seconds to enter some PINs and I choose what I want to redeem.
Something that I do a lot as a writer is research. I search online for information everyday. I don't use Google or Bing to do my searching. I always use SwagBucks.com. Another blogger mentioned how much she was earning on so I decided to give it a try. I signed up under my friends referral code and started searching. You earn SwagBucks for searching, completing offers, participating in polls, taking surveys, completing tasks, entering SwagCodes and for referring new members. I use SwagBucks for my default search engine and earn Bucks just for doing searching I would do anyway.
Here's what I like about SwagBucks:
It's fun. Check out the blog and watch fun videos if you want.
You can donate SwagBucks to a different charity each month.
I was able to donate money to the Red Cross for Japan this March.
I like to play SwagBuck Trivia on Facebook. It's a challenge.
I recently redeemed for 2 x $20 USD Paypal Gift Certificates, just doing stuff I'd be doing online anyway. Not a bad deal.
This is my SwagBucks Banner. If you join, add me as a friend!