It’s interesting to see how people end up online searching for ways to get paid for searching the web and even more interesting to see how they end up doing it. Some people are looking for virtual online jobs, some looking for anything that allows them to work from home, and some have very specific goals in mind like starting an online business or a profitable website.
No matter what people start out looking for, it’s very likely that they end up doing something at least a little bit different or a combination of many things. The lure of the internet is powerful and promising. But no matter what your end goal when it comes to making money online, there are some surefire easy ways to get you through some rough spots. In the past, you could actually make money surfing the internet.
However, that has changed quite a bit and it isn’t really worth it anymore. Some of the paid to surf programs such as AllAdvantage (then Agloco) have closed down. Others have reduced payouts or never pay people what they are owed at all. This is because they are not earning enough on advertising. But if you are interested in checking them out, AllCommunity and CashSurfers are a couple that are still around.
If you use search engines quite a bit, you can try Scour.com which allows you to see all the search results from the three biggies (Google. Yahoo and MSN) at the same time. The other really great thing about Scour is that if you sign up for an account with them, you can actually earn money while doing your own searches. Now, the money isn’t big and it takes a while to add up, but it is another way to make money surfing the internet.
While being able to make money surfing seems to be less and less likely, you can still make money by taking surveys which is pretty much on the same level of difficulty.
It so easy to start with this type of job. The hardest part may be finding the best legitimate ones. But then you will be your own boss, and can choose when and where to do this job. A few survey sites are WinningSurveys, IPSOS Survey, Survey Networks, RatePoint, ECNResearch, Survey4Profit, RewardsGateway and TheNetPanel but I strongly recommend you do your own research as well.
Once you have decided what survey site to register, it is important to complete the application form and the profile survey. What the research companies need from you is the correct information you will put in your profile. Your profile will be the basis of your survey. They will categorize your profile. This means that you will be receiving surveys that suit your profile, for example, your interest, needs and wants, etc. Once you are done with these steps, all you need to do is wait from your home and check your registered email regularly for new surveys.
While it’s becoming more and more difficult to get paid searching the web, there are alternatives that are just as easy and quick to start-up.