Sunday, May 29, 2011

Constant Content

Application Process: Easy
Pay: Varies by article
Flexibility: 10 out of 10
I signed up with Constant Content and it was easy. Simply, what you do is you fill out a forum to request an account, confirm your e-mail, and then log in. It takes about five minutes in all to do. Then, you click on the Submit Content tab to submit what you would like to sell.
Here is how it works. Say you write an article “How to Clean Your Closet.” The article is about 500 words and well written. You have the option to sell your article for Full-Rights (meaning you are selling the rights and you can’t post the article anywhere else), Unique-Rights (meaning you can sell certain rights to your piece, but not full), and then just usage rights (meaning the buyer can post the content anywhere, but you still have the rights and can sell the piece over and over again).
To submit the article you will have to name the article, upload the article in a word document, write a summary of the article, categorize the article, supply keywords, and most importantly, set your prices. I’ve seen articles for hundreds of dollars sell on the site. However, it seems articles between $10 and $30 sell well for full rights. Usage rights usually go for between $7 and $15. If someone likes your article, but wants to buy it cheaper, they will send you an offer for it.
This sounds wonderful doesn’t it? Writing about what you want and selling it for as much or little as you want. What’s the catch? The catch is that your articles have to be 100% grammar and error free. They will not edit your articles at all, meaning that they will reject it for the tiniest comma problem. They will give you some editor comments on what to change, but these will rarely be specific or cover all the errors. Even if you fix what they asked for, and they find another error, it will be rejected. If you get too many rejections, you will get suspended.
I tried this site when I was still a newbie to writing, and I really wish I would have waited until I was more experienced. I wrote 20 articles or so for the site, but they weren’t very good subjects. Over a few months, I got one offer for one article. I really didn’t put much effort into the site, so I wasn’t too disappointed.
The site is free to sign up for. Another pro about the site is that you can refer people and make money that way if you don’t have luck with the writing portion of the site. I’ve read some reviews from people making a full time income with this site. However, my advice would be to get some experience with other sites before jumping in and doing this one. Your grammar, spelling, and punctuation have to be perfect to make any money here!

Panda Research

Application Process: Easy
Pay: Varies by task
Flexibility: 10 out of 10

Panda Research is a site that focuses only on surveys. The surveys and offers range anywhere from $0.25 to $100.00. The surveys that offer more usually makes you either have a credit card to try a trial or buy something. However, I have done some where all I did was fill out a form with my e-mail and then do the survey to get $3.00. It took only five minutes to do!

Sign up is very easy and you can get started right away. They usually have about twenty to thirty surveys available at a time, with more being added all the time. Let’s say you find a survey that is worth $0.50 and is about Vacation. So you click on it and get to the summary page. You read very carefully what you will need to do in order to get your $0.50. The instructions will tell you exactly what you will need to do to get the credit. In this case, it says to fill out the evaluation with your name and e-mail to receive credit. So you click on the evaluation button and do what you were instructed to do. You then go back to the summary page and click on the survey tab to fill out a couple questions about the site you visited. This is very simple and you just rate the site and process you went through with the evaluation on a scale. In all, this took about three minutes and you got $0.50!

You can also make money by reading paid e-mails. These are e-mails that are advertising current offers at Panda Research. So you not only get $0.01 to $0.25 for reading the e-mail, but you get to see other ways you get to make money. Plus, it is quick and easy!

Some of the surveys at Panda Research confirm immediately while some take a day or two to process. You will receive an e-mail when the survey goes through. Also, you can check the status of your survey on your own by going to your account status tab. This will give you a list of all of the surveys you have ever taken and what their status is.

If it has a green looking clock, it means that the survey was viewed and is pending. If you did not fill out the evaluation or survey right, then the survey will most likely stay at this status until you go back and redo it. However, the downfall is that it doesn’t say if you didn’t complete the evaluation or the survey. So you don’t know which one to redo. I recommend letting it sit for a few days to see if it will process before trying to redo the survey. I’ve had some that took a couple days to finally do through. A grey check means that it has been approved so it will be added to your approved funds. A white exclamation mark with a red background means that your survey was reversed because they suspect fraud or another issue. This can happen if you give the survey wrong information about yourself and they find out. A white X with a grey background means that you viewed the survey but it expired. This happens when the survey is no longer being offered.

PayPal is the only way to get paid with Panda Research, so make sure you get one! Payments are made on the 1st and 15th of a month and in multiples of $50. So if you make $58.99, you will receive only $50 and the left over will count towards your next payment. When you have at least $50, you can request payment. They will not automatically pay you, so you have to remember you will need to request the payment. There is also a mandatory 30 day wait after you request the payment.

Currently, only US citizens can register to get paid with Panda Research. You also have to be 18 years or older. Your email address has to be valid in order to sign up with Panda Research. You cannot use website accelerators or proxy servers. Also, only one account per household is permitted at Panda Research. If you don’t obey the rules, they say you won’t get paid.

I’ve almost made my first $20 with Panda Research. This is with very little effort too. I’ve probably only put an hour into the site to see if it was possible to actually make money. While I haven’t requested a check yet because I am not at the threshold, I have seen others post their checks to prove that it is possible to make real money here. So what do you have to lose?

Inbox Dollars

Application Process: Easy
Pay: Varies by task
Flexibility: 10 out of 10

Inbox dollars lets you earn in ways similar to Cash Crate and Cashle. Inbox Dollars lets you earn by:
·         Shopping
·         Doing offers
·         Playing games
·         Watching videos
·         Doing tasks
·         Referring friends
·         Using coupons
·         Reading Emails

They have a large data base of coupons that can help you save money! The neat thing about the coupons is that not only will you get the money off from the coupon, but Inbox Dollars will you give you another $0.10 for using them!

The other unique thing about Inbox Dollars is the paid e-mails.  They will send you an e-mail that lets you know it is a paid e-mail. You simply open it and click on the conformation link to confirm you read the e-mail. The e-mails will usually be advertisements, so they don’t take more than a few seconds to look at. While it is only a few cents to look at the e-mails, it is something quick and easy you can do wherever you are, even on your phone! Plus, a few cents adds up quick! They state they will send 2 to 3 e-mails a day. However, some days I have received more and some days less.

The tasks and offers range from $0.50 to a few dollars. Most take only a few minutes to do, depending on what you have to do. In some cases, you simply have to give them your email and you are done. Be warned, you will receive a lot of spam in this case. I created a few e-mails just for this instance. One e-mail is for when I sign up for the surveys and task sites so that I get all my notifications there. The other e-mail is for when I enter it on offers and know I will get spam from it. This system has worked out well for me because I can keep my personal from spam.

When I first signed up for Inbox Dollars I did a few offers in ten minutes and made over $6.00. Add this to the $5.00 they give you for just signing up, and that is $11.00! For basically no work at all! If you can dedicate a few hours a day to this site, you can make a steady alternative income. I do many of the offers from my phone so I can do them while I am in the car or while sitting at work.

The site doesn’t go into much detail about who can join. They do not specify countries or age limits. So my advice would be to just try to join and see if lets you! It is well worth it to sign up!  

Cash Crate

Application Process: Easy
Pay: Varies by task
Flexibility: 10 out of 10

Cash Crate is a great way for anyone to make a little extra income. You don’t have to have writing skills, data entry skills, or any kind of skills! You just have to be able to fill out a form to sign up, confirm your e-mail, and complete tasks for money.

There are four ways to make money at Cash Crate:
1.       Through Offers
2.       Through Surveys
3.       Through Watching Videos
4.       Through Shopping

If you want proof that you can really make money with Cash Crate, you can head on over to the site and check out the Payment Wall where real users have already posted their checks. And, just to give you an idea, Cash Crate has over 2 million members around the world.

The other nice thing about Cash Crate is that payout occurs when you reach the minimum of $20 on the 20th of the following month. Some sites make your wait until you reach higher payouts, such as $50 or ever $100. This doesn’t help when you need cash ASAP.

Another way to earn is through the referral program at Cash Crate. You can invite other people you know who want to make some extra cash and you will make 20% of what your referrals make and then 10% of what THEIR referrals make! Sounds pretty good to me! Plus, it is really easy to make money by doing the offers because they are so simple. I’ve read some reviews of people making a full time income with this program.

Anyone can join Cash Crate, however you will need to know English well to complete the offers. Also, you only need to be 13 to join! As long as you put a few hours into doing offers, you can make a great additional income!


Application Process: Easy
Pay: Varies by task
Flexibility: 10 out of 10

For those who would like to earn a few extra bucks a month, you should really check out Cashle. There are different sites all over the web that will pay you for doing tasks, clicking on ads, doing offers, doing surveys, playing games, or researching the internet. The need thing about Cashle is you can get paid for all of these things in one place!

As of (May 29, 2011), here are the stats for what was available in ways to make money:
·         All Free Offers: 613 available
·         Marketing Research: 14 available
·         Download Offers: 103 available
·         Service Introduction: 49 available
·         Gambit Videos: Unknown available
·         Daily Tasks: Unknown available
·         Daily Surveys: 1 available
·         $1 Offers: 18 available
·         Click Offers: 0 available
·         Trials and Paid: 288 available
·         Peanut Labs: Unknown available
·         Data Collection: 217 available
·         Gambit: Unknown available
·         Trialpay Unknown available

As you can see, there is a ton of different ways to make money on Cashle. Cashle works with Points2Shop which gives you even more ways to earn. You only need to sign up for one in order to be signed up for both.

You don’t need a credit card to sign up for Cashle and it is completely free to sign up. If you do one of the trial offers or one of the offers requires you to buy something, then you will need a credit card. However, there are over six hundred free offers. So if you don’t want to use your credit card, you don’t have to!

The other cool thing about Cashle is that you can redeem points that you earn at Amazon. Don’t let this confuse you. You earn cash or change the cash to points and use the points at places like Amazon. I looked as some of the prizes that you can buy and they include some really neat electronics, such as an Xbox. You also receive your first $0.50 for simply signing up.

To sign up, you have to be 18 years or older. However, for the younger audience, you can sign up at 13 as long as you have a parent’s permission. Another way to make money on Cashle is to earn by referring other people to the site. You can make up to $1 just for having an American sign up! You can then earn a percentage of what that person will make. But no worries, the money won’t come from that persons earnings, but from Cashles. Seems like a pretty good deal! Everyone wins!