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Most online businesses require some sort of investment. But what if you don’t have any money to invest? Isn’t that the reason that you want to make money in the first place?
Well, there’s a way that you can earn some extra cash without having to pay a dime. There’s a type of website available that is called a “get paid to” website.
It gets its name from the fact that you can get paid to do different things like take surveys, watch videos, click on ads or do simple tasks. While there are some offers on these sites that cost money, you aren’t obligated to take those offers and they aren’t needed for you to earn.
If you’ve never used get-paid-to websites before, here are some important tips about working with them:
- Always use true and accurate information about yourself. This includes your name, home address, phone number and email address. Signing up using false information is against the rules of most get-paid-to websites and you may be banned and your earnings forfeited.
- Never use a proxy when connecting to a get-paid-to site. Like using false information, proxies are against the rules and using one may get your banned as well.
- Never do the credit card offers or buy anything. If you give do the credit card offers, even on “free” trials, you’ll risk receiving a charge on your card. Additionally, it isn’t necessary to buy anything to be paid.
- Make sure that you are the only one in your household that is signing up at get-paid-to websites. Most of them have rules that allow only one member per household.
As with any money-making endeavor online you need to be wary of scammers. Most commonly what ends up happening is that the get-paid-to administrators simply have no clue about what they’re doing. They make mistakes that cause the site to lose money and instead of paying the users, they usually close up shop and disappear. To avoid this you should only deal with reputable websites that have been around for a while. The websites listed below have been around for two years or more, some of them much more. All are proven to pay out.
QuickRewards.net lets you earn cash, points that can be converted into cash, and different prizes for taking surveys, watching videos, shopping, searching the internet, reading emails, and completing offers. In addition, you can receive money for every person you refer. Most of the tasks you can get paid to do require no money. The tasks for which you do need money are optional and you never have to do them if you don’t want to.
QuickRewards.net has been online since 2002 and it has been proven to pay out. Most tasks credit in a day or so and the cash-out threshold is fairly low at $5. You can choose to receive payment in the form of cash to your Paypal account or receive it as a gift card. If you choose the Paypal option, you will be paid in 72 hours and if you choose a gift card, you will receive it in about a week.
SwagBucks.com is a little different from other “get paid to” sites in that you earn virtual currency called “SwagBucks” (SB) for every task you complete on the website. Tasks that you can earn SwagBucks for include searching the Internet, making purchases, answering questions, watching videos, playing games, hunting for codes, and doing simple jobs. SwagBucks.com does pay for referrals as well, but only up to the first 1000.
Online since 2008, SwagBucks.com is a well-established website. It has been proven to pay its users and best of all, SB are awarded instantly. You can trade in your SB for cash via Paypal, gift cards, or buy things online with them right away, as well. The only requirement you have to meet is having enough SB to be able to convert into real money.
This website pays you to click on ads, read emails, complete surveys and offers. It also pays you to refer other people. Like other “get paid to” sites, some of the offers require you to sign up for a service or buy a product. These are not required to make money on the site. Some of the ads award you with points which can be redeemed for cash after accumulating some amount of them.
AdPaid.com has been around since May of 2004 and been paying out since that time. The threshold for cashing out is quite low at $3 as well, making it quite easy to make some quick extra cash.
This website pays you to click on ads, sign up for offers, complete surveys, watch videos, read emails, and visit websites. At the rate of $0.01 per click, the earnings are higher than a lot of other sites. You will also earn for referring others. Like most of the others, there are some offers that require a credit card and/or will cost money to complete. However, you’re not required to use those.
Online for more than five years, UniqueRewards.com is a proven payer. The cash out threshold is on the higher side at $20 and is the only real downside to the site.
Prizelive.com pays its users to sign up for free offers, do surveys, click on ads and sign up for trial offers. Like the other sites, it also pays you for every person you refer. There are offers that require money or a credit card, but again, you don’t need those to make money on the site.
Online for four years, Prizelive.com is well-established. It is proven to pay and the cash-out threshold is low at $1.
Mindfield Online will pay you for surveys, playing games, searching the Internet, and completing offers. You will also be paid for anyone you refer and most of the tasks it will pay you for don’t cost anything. Of course, there are offers that require that you buy or sign up for a paid service, but these are not needed to earn anything.
At 12 years and counting, Mindfield Online is among the oldest get-paid-to websites online. It has an excellent payment history and for this reason it is probably among the safest of this kind of site to use. According to Survey Spencer, the pay-out threshold is high at $30. Consequently, it can take longer to cash out.
Scarlet-Clicks.info is unique in that everything that you can get paid to do on the site is free, even the offers. This website will pay users to click ads, complete sponsor offers, read ads and of course, refer others. However, the rate of pay is very low at $0.00005 to $0.003.
Scarlet-Clicks.info has been online for three years and appears to pay its users without any problems. It has a very low payment threshold of $0.30 when you receive payment through Paypal and $1.50 if you use Payza. Scarlet-Clicks.info uses anti-cheat links to detect bots. If a user clicks on this link more than ten times, his or her account gets deleted. Therefore, when using this site you should watch carefully for these links and avoid clicking them.
Mylot.com is a social networking website with the novel concept. It pays its users for essentially socializing on the network. Specifically, it pays for questions asked and answers given. You can ask just about any question and provide answers to any question to which you know the answer. The only thing that is not permitted is advertising.
This is a good site to use if you are already into the social aspects of the Web. If you already spend a significant portion of your online time on Facebook or Twitter, you will enjoy Mylot.com. Additionally, you will be getting paid for something you are already doing, so why not?
Mylot.com has been online for 6 years and has a proven payment history. It has a relatively high payment threshold of $10 and it will pay with Paypal.
WordLinx.com is a get-paid-to website based in the United Kingdom. Unlike most of the other sites on this list, Wordlinx.com only has two categories of activities for which it will pay: Clicking on ads and referring others. Because the activities are limited, your earnings can be somewhat limited as well.
However, Wordlinks.com has been online since 2003 and has been proven to pay its users. It does pay through Paypal however the payment threshold is somewhat high at $10. Additionally, you can only cash out once every thirty days.
Sendearnings.com pays you to read emails, complete offers, do surveys, and lets you get cash back from online shopping and playing online games. In addition, it will pay you to refer others.
Online for ten years, Sendearnings.com has proven that it will pay. However, it only pays by check and only after you have accumulated $30 in your account. In addition, it will charge you a $3 fee for check processing. It operates on a net 30 schedule which means is that if you request payment at any point in March your check will not be issued until the first week of June.
This article was written by GPT site veteran Nicole Brooks.
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