Testing A New Survey Site

I’m always trying to find ways to make a few extra bucks. The problem I come across is that there are a lot of scammy sites out there which make it difficult to find one that actually pays. I’m experimenting right now with yougov. You sign up, answer some profile questions and get points. After you get so many points you can redeem them for various gift cards. Sounds simple enough. They give you around 2000 point just to sign up, and another 500 points for the second survey which follows your profile survey.

Here’s a screen shot of the types of gift cards you can redeem. I have 2,500 points for signing up and the second survey. I’m being adventurous and trying something new here. Sometimes survey sites will give you fewer surveys based on your profile if you don’t fit their target market. Yougov seems to have good reviews so I’m giving it a try. I think  if you have time to blog, read blogs, or are looking for a way to make a couple of extra dollars, then it’s worth a try. Nothing ventured nothing gained right? As you can see I’ll need around 30,000 points to redeem a gift card, but given I have 2,500 for just starting, it should be easy to reach the goal.

I also do Bing searches everyday. You can earn a $5 Amazon gift card every month by completing all of your daily searches. I feel this way, I get points to read daily news and articles that I would have read for free. Now I earn $5 for it. Granted, it’s not a game changer, but by black Friday, I can use my gift cards to get lower prices on my purchases. Bing has other gift cards and things you can redeem your points with, I just prefer the Amazon gift cards.

What’s your view on surveys? Do you have any recommendations? Feel free to post your thoughts on this. I’d be interested to know if anyone else likes to do things like this. If you want to give it a try here’s the link, yougov.


Learning To Socialize Online

SocializingSo, I’m new to social media. I started my blog so I can share my stuff,  but also want to meet people and have interesting conversations. I started following some blogs I liked so I hope that’s a start. I also just started a twitter account by the same name. I only have a couple of tweets. I think I’m just tweeting to myself for now, or maybe the cat. I like being on the computer most of the time (okay all the time), but I’m working on my social skills. I hope the new year will bring new blogger friends and maybe with a little practice a new social life.

Navigating Through Pinterest

pinterest boardI’m just learning how to use Pinterest. Yes, it’s just pinning pictures to my pinterest boards, but it’s much more than that if you want to get your name out there. There are millions of pictures of everything under the sun and everyone vying for attention. It’s like walking through a maze. I can see how easy it is to get stuck browsing for hours.

After several attempts, I think I’m getting the hang of it.