Friday, December 12, 2008

InBox Dollars

Another “Get paid to”site is InBox Dollars. While you will not get rich with these Get paid to sites you will make some extra money. At Inbox Dollars you get paid to read emails they send, complete surveys, sign up for free offers or for shopping. They will give you a $5 bonus for signing up, their minimum payout is $30 and I can attest that they do pay. It works as a way to earn a couple of extra bucks in my spare time. If you’re interested check them out.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Affilitate Programs

What is an Affiliate Program? Basically, affiliate programs are systems in which an online merchant Web site pays an affiliate Web site a commission to send them traffic. If a link on your affiliate site brings the merchant site traffic or money, the merchant site pays you according to the Affiliate agreement. There are two basic types of affiliate program payment arrangements:

Commission-per-sale : In these programs, the merchant site pays an affiliate when the affiliate sends them a customer who purchases something. Some merchant sites pay the affiliate a percentage of the sale and others pay a fixed amount per sale.

Pay-per-click : In these programs, the merchant site pays the affiliate based on the number of visitors who click on a link to come to the merchant's site. They don't have to buy anything from the merchant, they just have to land on the merchant’s site via a link on the affiliate’s site.

I have several good friends that are currently averaging anywhere from $100 to $1000 per month as affiliates. They have spent a long time developing their sites promoting specific products or services. It is very important to remember that you do not earn money overnight. It may take weeks or months or sometimes a year to build affiliate sites that work. But the payoff can be very rewarding.
One of the larger affiliate program sites out there is I’ve used it myself with moderate success. As with anything there are pros and cons to Clickbank.

The good things are it is pretty easy to use Clickbank. Once registered you just need to insert your affiliate name into a URL to be activated for the product The commissions are very good. Some pay out up to 70% of the value of the product.

One of the problems with Clickbank are that some of the products are a little questionable. You have a lot of get rich quick programs and the like. You need to be sure to check out the product before deciding to promote it.All in all affiliate programs can be a very good way to make money online. They are much more time consuming and involved than some other methods but if you can be successful at it can provide a pretty good cash flow.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving and remember that no matter how hard it seems during these tough economic times we still have much to be thankful for. I am thankful for the wonderful family and friends in my life.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Treasure Trooper

Treasure Trooper is one of the largest “get paid to” sites on the Internet. You can sign up for free trial offers (no credit card required) that can pay $5-$40 each. There are also smaller cash offers of 50 cents to $1 that ask you to fill out a survey or input your email address. There are daily surveys for 75 cents, treasure hunts and other ways to earn a little extra money. Treasure Trooper has an active and supportive member forum with plenty of people there to help you. The site has been around since 2005 and has a proven record of paying out to its members. Check them out:

Monday, November 24, 2008

Online Surveys

Getting paid to take surveys online is one of the most basic and popular ways to make a little extra money online.

One of the best I’ve come across is It’s free to sign up and unlike some survey sites out there you receive a good amount of survey opportunities; I’ve been receiving about 2-3 a week. You receive anywhere from $1-$5 per survey and sometimes even higher if it is a multi-part survey. Give them a try and remember, never pay to join a survey panel!