Saturday, May 30, 2009

Something To Try

I debated whether to post about this or not because I never want people to feel like they're coming to blog and being bombarded by ads or being sold something. That being said, I always love to find something on someone's blog that is useful to me (i.e. I can make it, buy it, save money with it or make money from it).

I wanted to post about this site because I have been using it for a couple of months now and I have made money using it and it's really easy. It's a site called YouData and here's how it works (I'm going to make this as brief as possible):

1) You sign up on their site using this referral:
(you don't have to give your address, just your email and phone number so they can limit it to one account per person)

2) You fill out how ever many surveys you want to fill out about yourself (the more you fill out, the more ads they show you and the more money you make)

3)You provide them with your Paypal info so they can put money in your account to pay you for watching ads

4) You log into their site periodically, watch ads and get paid.

Here's some of the questions I had when I joined:

1) Are they going to take my Paypal account and hack into it and rip me off? No. I've been doing it for several months now and they have only deposited money into my account. I check it frequently to see if anything fraudulent is happening and I have had no problems so far.

2) How long does it take to watch/see the ads? You log into their website and the ads are in a box. The way you earn money is by clicking on the ad (which takes you to the ad sponsors' website). Once you are on the website, you can close the window and you are done. It takes seconds.

3) Are there always ads available? No. I have maybe 5 ads about 1-2 times a week. Since the ads are specifically geared at your interests, there are not always ads available.

4) Can I spend the money out of my Paypal account on online purchases? Yes. I was SO excited when I bought Carolina some bows on Etsy and the money came from my YouData earnings. Your money is in your Paypal account to spend any place that takes Paypal (Amazon, Ebay, Etsy, etc.).

5) How much money are we talking? Not a lot. Each ad only pays 5-10 cents. Here are some of my earnings each week: $.50, $2.88, $.72, $1.22, $.60. It's definitely not a lot but it does add up and pay for some cute accessories for my girl and that is great for this small budget mama.

I won't be hosting any ads on my site (some people do and make money doing it) but if you use me as a referral I do make a small amount ($1.00 after you get paid for 100 ads). If you use any of the links provided above, it should show me as a referral. Once you sign up, you can also get referrals and make money, too.

Like I said, I don't want people who come to my blog to feel like they're being sold something, but I love to share what's working for me. I
really hope someone finds this useful (let me know if you try it)!


Me and My Boys said...

I'm TOTALLY in. I do surveys all the time and love getting my $6 check in the mail every few months. But hey, free money IS FREE MONEY! Thanks for the info!

Me and My Boys said...

I have been keeping up with the April Rose blog. I'm not sure what I feel about it. As far as her limiting her blog to just updates now-I kinda understand that. As for the whole pregnancy and birth-i have mixed emotions. While I understand that she didn't want to have medical intervention if April would have only survived for a couple minutes, hours or days, I disagree with her wanting to have the baby at home with absolutely no medical team ready to help and support her. She could have given very strict guidelines for the doctors to follow and thus could prolong the life of her little girl. I dunno...I'll have to get back to you the boys are screaming and I guess I should pay then some attention. :) Your thoughts?