Building Up Income

Posted by Tara MeShale on Sunday, May 25, 2014 Under: Work from Home
Update 11/20/2017: This post is about three years old now and I'm not sure when this site went down. All I know is that after I cashed out a few times I suddenly could not cash out anymore. A few weeks later I could not log into my account. Eventually, the site shut down. It was good when it was good, but like many online earning sites, it did not last long. You have to make the most of online opportunities while you can and remember that they come and go. Some last and some don't. 

In the past three weeks I've joined several different earnings sites. It started with ChatAbout. What is ChatAbout? It is a website where you get paid to post comments, do small tasks, watch videos and take surveys. You need 500, which is equal to $5 to cashout for PayPal or a gift code. I was able to cashout about a week after I joined and received my $5 Amazon the next day. Here's a screenshot of my account:

After browsing around reading the different discussions and signing up for offers in exchange for points I joined InstaGC. InstaGC is a site where you get paid to click on websites, watch videos, complete surveys and sign up for offers. You only need $1 to cashout. When you cashout, you receive your reward instantly. I have earned two $1 gift cards so far. Here's a screenshot of my InstaGC cashout history so far:

Since I have so much more time on my hands now, I've been putting a little more effort into my online earnings. Continuing on with the paid surveys, I'm also spending a little more time on Mturk since it is quick and easy money. I don't want to overload myself with more than I can handle. However, there are so many opportunities to earn online. I tell myself all the time that there's no excuse to not at least always have a little pocket change. This month I've received payments from:
  • InstaGC - $2 in gift codes
  • Chatabout - $5 gift code
  • Bing Rewards - $5 gift code
  • Swagbucks - $10 in gift codes
  • Pinecone Research - $15 Paypal
  • InboxDollars - $27.17 check

So far that's $64.17 in payments that I have received for my online activities. It's not much, but considering I just began spending time online again, it's not bad at all. I was able to buy ink for my printer with the gift cards and some household items with the cash. Can't beat that. Next month I'll be able to report a lot more in earnings since I'll have the time to do it.

Are you interested in earning online? Check out the Useful Links page for more information about the different money-making opportunities I use.

UPDATE: I am no longer a member of ChatAbout. I went through a period when I had little to no access to the internet and could not participate, so I assume they deactivated my account. After I regained access to the internet again I began participating and reached enough points to request payout. I successfully put in the request, but never received it and could no longer access my account.

In : Work from Home 

Tags: "instagc"  "chatabout"  "online surveys"  "work from home" 
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LeTara Moore Since 2005 I have made thousands of dollars online. I've tried almost everything from paid surveys, paid to click, freelance writing, mystery shopping, merchandising and more. I am always looking for new ways to make money. Now I'm a mother and I have even more reason to go further in my online adventures. The focus of this site is not only to show some of the easier ways to make a little extra cash, but also to journal some of the ups and downs of side-hustling and attempting to work for myself. Most of what I post probably won't make you rich, but it will be something to help ease some of the financial strain and won't take too much time. I love to read and write and I also run a blog that showcases my creative writing. I really enjoy learning and I find the best way for me to learn is to share what I've gained with others. DISCLAIMER: Many of the links I post are affiliate links, meaning I may receive financial compensation as a result of click-thrus and signups. However, I only post links to websites and programs I trust and I provide honest feedback. I only post my honest experiences with any site I promote.

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