Third programs where you earn money but are free to join.
Trickle income, like these sites below, build up a bank balance, give you confidence and earn you some funds to invest in HYIP or other programs that require you to deposit money first.
Pay to Click (PTC) sites pay you a cent or less to click on advertisements every 24 hours. It may not sound much but it adds up while only a little time is required each day. Remember, you can click and earn from the same ad once every day.
The following Bux sites are reliable and have $2 to $10 minimum payouts:- Neobux (proof), BuxP (proof) OnBuxtutorial on how to use Neobux which is useful for those who wish to translate the instructions from English..
DonkeyMails still popular after years online - the classic 'paid mail' and PTC program. (proof)
ClixSense is another established program that pays 1c a click and also good for buying your own ads. It is best for Premium upgrade members (which costs from $10) as you will get many more links to click on and earn..
Bookmark your log-in page, remember your password and check your account several times daily for ads to click on.
You can upgrade your account by purchasing referrals.
Wait for the ad to load and then watch the 10 to 30 second timer count down. If you open two ads at the same time you will be paid for none of them. Be fair to the advertisers.
You can earn about 4c to 10c daily from one Bux/Mail site as a free member but a lot more if you upgrade. If you join 10 similar sites you can earn $1 a day in 30 minutes even without buying referrals
MyLot is a great program for people who like to chat and earn a few cents a day at the same time! The range of subjects is enormous and from all over the world. Upload pictures from your computer, list your passions and other features. But beware - this program can become infectious!! Payment is by PayPal so you will need to get a free PayPal account . I have been paid 23 times by MyLot - here is June and July
Bukisa will pay you for submitting short articles on a wide variety of subjects. This site is aimed at the more knowledgeable surfer who has the expertise to pass on their experience in good English. Pay is based on 1000 views of your articles at a rate that varies with the site income. At the moment this is between $3 and $4 CPM. Payout minimum is $10. Here is a tutorial on how to submit content and here is an example of an article on web site stats . Here is proof of payment to me.
GetPaidTo join programs! Sign up for any of the 1550 free cash offers available and get paid instantly through Paypal. For instance, join Ebay and get $7 (so long as you are not already a member). Low minimum payout of $0.50 which you can earn in minutes with a daily survey. Free to join. Open only to USA, Canada and UK residents, like a lot of these GPT programs. Most offers are free but some require a purchase which are clearly marked. Please be truthful when joining and giving information and best to use a dedicated email address as you will get many replies.
Go here to see the payment process and proof of payment to my PayPal account
And here are some tips on how to do offers and set up your PC to earn with GPT programs.
InboxDollars - As a member of InboxDollars, you’ll only receive emails with special offers you’re likely to be interested in. It’s a fun and easy way to get great deals on products and services. Plus, you’ll get paid to read emails!
Gaming Lagoon started in 2006 and from the same stable as GetPaidTo.
Some free offers include getting paid to download and play free games; download and install screen savers; download and install a toolbar; take part in surveys and more.
For offers that you purchase you will get cash back. Useful where you are buying software (like for PC Speed Optimization ) or ebooks; getting a loan; buying tickets; and more.
To use the site:-
1. Check the Complete Offers page. New offers are added each day
2. Read the directions for the offer and fill it out. Reading the Terms of Services and full completion will assure your offers approval. Once you're done, click the green checkmark to mark the offer completed.
3. Wait while the offer is sent for approval. If approved you will receive the points or cash. Get what you want with the points or convert to cash. One point is just under a dollar. This site pays OK.
For sites where you earn by clicking on a link to make a search. Here is a tutorial on how to make a valid search . It will take longer than the 40 seconds shown to finish loading three pages but if the advertiser doesn't get paid, you wont get the links in the future.
Surveys for payment or prizes. Get paid by manufacturers for your opinions on their products. All of these are free to join and really do pay. There are many survey scams on the Net and even some where they require payment from you. You should never have to pay to take part.
CashCrate has been paying for over 4 years with over 2 million members and pays worldwide although most surveys are for US, Canada and Europe. Sign up from the UK, for instance, and you get 52 options to complete offers, take surveys or shop online with payments ranging from 50 cents to $15. You get points for playing Flash games as well - good fun! They have a 'payment wall' where members post photos of their payments.
High Payouts from 'free to join' programs.
Normally I avoid very high payout programs where it sometimes takes a year to reach the minimum by which time the site may have vanished!
You WILL get paid with these programs; about $35 to $50 a month for just these programs and there are dozens more to choose from. Join up, add to your favourites or put an icon on your desktop by dragging on a links page for each program and visit the sites at intervals through the day and earn a bit each time. It soon adds up.
A get paid to read emails service, but with relatively little detail at the site so not possible for us to comment in depth. Based on points and on share of advertising revenue and it does say "Anyone, Anywhere" may participate.
Sadly, this - one of the few such schemes we felt able to recommend, having actually received payments from it - appears to have died. We'd welcome any background comments from participants?
"You can now get paid to surf the web". The current offers are "get paid to read emails" and "get paid to use a particular ISP" (in some countries - no list found). Claims to pay anywhere in the world, but minimum payment is $100.
A get paid to surf programme based on a search engine and rewards for visiting "sites that we recommend".
Get paid to surf programme that says it will pay (by US $ check) in US, Canada, EU countries, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. "Up to $2 per check deducted for bank fees". "
A Get paid to refer others programme, plus cashback for purchasing. The site carries a "pre launch" graphic but the rest of the material implies the service is already running.
Get paid to surf site, not yet operational Plan to pay in US first, then Canada.
A Get Paid to Surf programme that appears similar to AllAdvantage - a downloaded banner occupies part of your PC display and you are rewarded for time on line while it is showing advertisements (this may not be continuous). The pay rate is variable ("based on how many hours everyone surfed and our advertising revenues") and there is a threshold for payments of $30. Their example suggests $3 per thousand ads.
Current service is standard "paid to surf" but site promises additional options, "not available yet". Rates variable according to their advertising revenues, couldn't find current/recent rates at site. Claims to be "available all over the world".
Rather a different kind of site, you earn money by posting your opinion on a product, service etc. The programme was launched in Germany and now has sites in several countries, including UK, Spain, France. Payments are made quarterly subject to a minimum (in the UK) of ten pounds sterling. In the UK, each opinion earns Ł0.30p, and for each person that reads that opinion (excluding yourself) you earn Ł0.05p.
This site provides a range of e-commerce enabling services, including referral programmes that pay a commission when someone you refer buys something from any of the online services using ClickBank. There are also commission arrangements for referring people who set up merchant (credit card) accounts with ClickBank. The referral fees here are substantially higher than the usual "get paid to surf" programmes, but to make it work you need a website that has appropriate kinds of users.
Site seems very slow. Basic payment is said to 50% of advertising revenue but reading between the lines the advertising revenue has been disappointing. You are urged instead to follow through on "Member Offers", eg "Sign up with Amex Blue Card and earn $20". Some of these offers are probably inaccessible outside of the USA. No FAQs visible and generally little detail. To understand the system you have to plough through "Founder's letters".
An unusual Get paid to surf site. Their description of how it works and how payments are determined is difficult to penetrate!
A Get paid to surf programme. Not yet operational, promised for February 2000. Payments promised to be by bank transfer (SWIFT) or check drawn on a Dutch bank in US dollars (but with an admin charge of $7.50. $50 minimum payment. Higher than usual pay rate of $1.25 per hour.
Online since mid-1999. Available "shortly". Payment is in credits (DHCDs) not in cash. "Will not be redeemable in cash during first few months".
This facility is active but not yet paying - "You will begin accruing time for regular payment on February 15, 1999". Earnings are credited to a "ClixCard" that can be used at "ATM machines around the world and withdraw money in your local currency"- a good idea, but only "when it becomes available" and it will then cost $1.50 deducted from any credits.
We think this one failed to get off the ground.
A "get paid to read email" service. Geographic focus is not mentioned and there are no FAQs, but payment is quoted in Ł sterling so we assume this is a UK-based, UK-focused service. This is confirmed by the subscription form which asks for "County" but not for "country". Payment basis is 10 pence (Ł0.10) for each email received plus 10 pence when the subscriber replies asking the sending company for more information.
A "get paid to surf" programme with a different approach to payments. First, it offers to pay a $2 finders fee for each new referral who joins and uses the service. Second, the "pay for use" scheme relates to "click throughs". ePilot acts as a search engine, the payment (of $0.03) is triggered when you click on a result of a search. There is no apparent geographical restriction, but payments appear to be in $US only, trigger level $20, so banking charges for a non-US user could take a signficant part of the payment.
New site, with their "surf window" currently on "restricted availability" . Planned deployment is USA then Canada then UK then ??? Proposed basic rate is $0.60 per hour online.
A Europe-based facility, with information in French, German, Italian, Spanish as well as English. Original language of site appears to be Italian? Position about payment in countries not clear, "At present we are determining the optimal quotes and limits to apply in each country." Also not clear whether it is genuinely operational - "When the bar is ready you will receive a communication by e-mail". We have asked for clarification. Offers a paid to receive email service as well as paid to surf. Payment is every three months with a minimum of $100.
Free2net.com A "get paid to surf" programme - currently (June 2000) USA only. The site lacks a FAQ section so you have to search around for the details. Payment is in "Ad$ points" per hour for up to five hours a day. Hour 1 = $0.30, hours 2 through 4 = $0.20, hour 5 = $0.10 (average = $0.20). Referrals are unusual at $2.00 per referral one time commission. Minimum payout is $30 in a "PayPal" account .
This site also features in our "Getting work" lists, because its main content is a membership (subscription) service for home-based working. We list it here because it offers a substantial ($25) referral fee for referring new members. This operates through ClickBank - see separate listing.
Minimum payment is $15. One novelty is that there is an "administration fee" deducted from earnings ($2 a month). If in any month you earn less than or equal to $2 your earnings are cancelled off.
This one presents national flags for available countries across its home page and presents national sites. Listed are N America, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, UK. However, the FAQ says "We are only able to pay US and Canada residents at this time". We are checking this out as there is some inconsistency in the impressions given at the site.
A "Get paid to refer new participants" programme. You sign up for a "free website", and you website carries a banner offering free website and other services. If someone joins through your site you get commission. If they or people who join through them buy products or services through HotYellow98.com you get further commission. Sounds good. But when you sign up the "validation process" takes you through a long, hard sell that attempts to get you signed up to the "executive programme" - in other words to "send money".
** Provisionally recommended by European Telework Online ** A UK-based pay-to-read-email programme. One of the few such programmes that declares the name and address of the owner. Payment is US $ 0.08 (or UK Ł0.05) for reading a message and double this amount when you visit an advertised site. For each message you have to visit either the home site or the advertiser to earn money.
A site that pays users on the basis of visits to the site. US and Canada only, "we plan to make ignifuge.com available all around the world".
Get paid to read emails - their payment basis is $0.05 per email message that your respond to. "It would be rare for you to receive more than one email a day", so that a reasonable monthly ceiling appears to be 30 x 0.05 = $1.50! You could well reach the payment threshold ($30) in a couple of years.
A pay-to-read-mail programme with two unusual characteristics. (1) It is based in Finland; and (2) their website shows a list of the countries with number of subscribers in each country.
First advertising contract signed December 1999. Claims to pay by US check "to most locations" (subject to legal restrictions?).
Jotter is an unusual kind of "get paid to surf" offering, in that it has a number of user functions as well as running advertisements. Otherwise the programme appears similar to AllAdvantage.
Pays a good rate for receiving and looking at emails (between $.20 - $2.50 they say), requests (but no longer requires) USA social security ID for validation check. Non-USA residents can join but the company confirms that they are not yet paying outside US and "not actively seeking International (meaning non-US_ advertisers.
Refreshingly, a get paid to surf programme that provides a company address in the UK and contact phone numbers and email addresses in several countries - Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico. The site is in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Based on points ("Kredits") not cash, which you earn by visiting participating sites, or responding to email messages or various other activities. Some of the qualifying sites are those you might well use anyway, such as the Ask Jeeves, GoTo and About search engines. You can get cash at a rate of 1000 Kredits for $1.00, or you can exchange points for goods. With a minimum first time cash redemption of $200 - the highest such threshold we have seen - and "50-100" Kredits for visiting a site, this looks like 4000 activities before you see their money. However there are some activities with higher earning potential. There is a multi-layer referral scheme.
Get paid to surf programme paying $0.50 per hour, effective start date was 24 January 2000. Payments only to USA residents. They also provide an "mPrivacy" facility that they say enables users to selectively prevent visited web sites from collecting information about the user.
European parent company/site for the MyPoints programme, see MyPointsUK. A roll out to "other European countries" is promised but no dates are mentioned (October 2000). Linked with the original MyPoints programme in USA.
A get paid to surf programme linked with a number of household name national consumer/retailing companies and brands. This is akin to Air Miles - points may be redeemed for goods or vouchers or donated to charity; there is no cash payments scheme. UK launch September 2000 based on a formula established in the US during 1997-2000.
NetFlip promises cash rewards for visiting websites or when you sign up for items such as email newsletters, or bid at auctions, bu products online etc. The amounts vary according to the activity, typically from about $0.40 for free items through to around $4.00 when you actually buy something. Payment threshold is $20.
OutSource2000 is a subscription service for teleworkers and other home-based workers, where you can also buy a range of CD-ROMs and other products. Affiliates receive 20% commission on orders placed by people they refer to the site.
Get paid to surf programme, currently paying only in the USA. $0.60 for viewing 1000 ads, maximum 15000 ads per month, ie $9.00.
A Get paid to surf site. Not yet operational ("We will keep you posted on the exact date"). Payments promised in US$ or Sterling (UK Ł) or Euros (EU, Norway, Switzerland). Some novel ideas, for example credits for visiting the service's home page. ?UK based? (company details not obvious from site).
This is a "Downline club" - see other FAQs for definition. Nothing happens until . . .
A get paid to surf service based in Ontario, Canada and currently with active availability in US, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand. Payment is logged in "prizepoints" that are then converted into money ($ US) at a variable rate dependent on how much advertising revenue has been received and how many total prizepoints were gained.
This is an "affiliate marketing" programme - you earn commission on sales of their products (food supplements), using the Internet by referring people to their website. Available only to people who have a USA "mailing address" .
A search engine with a Get Paid to Surf aspect. Some of the sites found in a search carry a special symbol and a visit to such sites earns $0.02, for up to 20 sites per day (ie up to $0.40 per day or $12.00 for a 30 day month if you work at it!). There is of course a referrals programme - you get 25% of what your referrals generate. So another four people each generating $8 per month would net you a further Ł8, enough to take your month's earnings to the minimum $20 threshold for a cheque to be generated.
** Provisionally Selected by European Telework Online** A pay-to-read-email system. You have to open the mail and click on a link to drive the counter. Payment monthly, minimum $10 (at 0.05c per message, by US dollar cheque (you can change this if $10 is an unattractive amount because of local banking charges). Referrals system is one level - this seems common in email programmes - see our FAQ: "Getting paid to receive emails - does it work?"
UK-based Get paid to surf programme, payments currently made only to UK residents. Rate is Ł0.25 per hour.
A get paid to surf programme that pays so long as users visit "at least on new url per minute" (typical European Telework Online users visit the site for an average of 12-14 minutes and stay on a page for 1-3 minutes}. There is no fixed payment basis, it is "a percentage of advertising revenue".
Australia-based Get paid to surf site. Payment programme promised start is 10 February 2000. Payments in Australian dollars, minimum 40 (=$25 US) "mailed to anywhere in the world". Variable rate, target being AUD 0.60 per hour. Claims 90 advertisers.