Saturday, July 4, 2009

How to earn on

I recently found out about this site by Game Show Network. I don't get the TV channel, but I found out that you can earn points for prizes just by answering trivia questions each day. Since June 2009, my husband and I have earned AND received over $250 in gift cards (updated 9/21/09). You can have 2 accounts per household, one per person.

Anyway, once you sign up, you'll want to answer the "Oodles Question of the Day" by clicking the button (when it shows up). If you don't see the button under your signup information, there is another way to get to it. Click on "oodles" from the menu at the top. Then you will see a box that says "Start Winning Oodles." You'll see different ways to win oodles. The first one is for GSN Live, which is for questions from the shows on weekdays. The second one is for GSN Live challenge. And the next is for their free games. You do NOT get oodles for playing the games. You get oodles for correctly answering the trivia question posted at each game's page. And the last one is the Question Of The Day.

If you're not a Gather member, you might want to become one. One of my Gather friends posts a daily post where we help each other with the oodles questions from the GSN Live and Big Saturday Night. You can join Gather here (its free) Once you do that, join the GSN Fan group at where you will see daily posts on Monday through Friday with clues to the answers for GSN Live.

Ok. So the first one is fairly obvious. Answer the Daily Puzzler. There is no time limit so you can search the answer out. Personally, I use iRazoo as you earn more points toward gift cards. (if you'd like a referral link, please email me at

Next I do the GSN Live on Monday-Friday from noon-6pm. This is where I use the chats mentioned above for clues to the answers.

Then there is the GSN Live Challenge. If you click on the GSN Live link, you will see on the right hand side of the screen a place to enter your phone number, certify that you are at least 18 years of age. Once you've done that a link will pop up for a challenge question for 50 points. They *might* call you to play via phone LIVE and if so, you could win additional prizes.

In addition to the GSN Live and the Daily Puzzler question, they have daily questions at each game. To get to these, click on Oodles at the top of your page, then click on "more info." From there it gives you a full list of games available. You do not have to play the games! You just click on it and then you'll see at the top where it has the Oodles symbol and it says "play here." There is one trivia question per game, for 10 points each. They add up fast!

Now there is a new set of bonus questions on Saturdays from 8-11pm. After logging in, you'll see the section for "On Now" and "Up Next." Click on the shows that are one and each 1/2 hour there will be a 50 point question to answer.

If you have any questions about the site, please feel free to ask.

Way to earn money online

There are many ways to make a little extra money online that don’t require an investment, or marketing, etc. Several people have asked me for a list of what I’ve found to be reliable earners. This is certainly not a comprehensive list, but these are sites that I do regularly. I have been paid by all of them unless notated.

These sites are all ones who send emails for you to click on. They are not the typical “PTC” (paid-to-click) sites that only pay ¼-1/2 cent per click. It does take some time to reach a cashout level, but for mere seconds per day, it’s worth it.

**NEW Site PAID** PrizeLive - - Wow! Impressed by this one. Paid within 24 hours. All I do is login daily, click on the "Paid to click" section and complete those, click on the additional PTC's that there is a link to once you've finished parts 1-3 of the first section. Takes literally less than 5 minutes per day and I usually do these while multi-tasking. Now that I know they pay, I may be doing more of the free offers as well. They have games you can play as well, once you earn enough points to play.

Send Earnings - - sends a few emails a day to click on. Can also earn by shopping through the site, completing offers and surveys.

Inbox Dollars - - sends a few emails a day to click on. Can also earn by shopping through the site, completing offers and surveys.

Reward Port - need an email to send an invitation, have not yet been paid but my referrer says she’s been paid many times.

Hits4Pay -

SnapDollars - - not yet been paid.

Deals N Cash -

MyPoints - need an email to send an invitation

Quick Rewards - - click on daily email ads, login to answer trivia and do other activities to earn points redeemable for cash or prizes.

This is a partial list of survey sites that I do. These are surveys that either pay in cash (paypal or check) or points that are redeemable for prizes. I do not do surveys for sweepstakes entries.

Survey sites - no referral link - many surveys are for sweepstakes but they also have some paid ones and some that are "focus groups" that pay well - like $25-30 - no referral link. $1 per survey that you qualify for - paid automatically to paypal. - no referral link. Has been consistent payer for a long time - no referral link.

Zoom Panel - need an email to send an invitation - Mindfield Online - surveys for cash & sweepstakes

Global Test Market - they don't seem to have an active referral program at the moment -
Survey Head - no referral link - – not yet been paid

My Survey - need an email to send an invitation - surveys for points to redeem for cash. Also get occasional products to try and review

Opinion Outpost - need an email to send an invitation

Icebox Advisors - - no referral link that I can see. Not many surveys from this site, but you do get $1 each and they are fairly short & easy. However, you do have to get to $10 before cashing out, which I have not yet reached.

Survey Savvy - - I have been a member for a long time but didn't get many surveys. Then, silly me, I finally decided to update my information. Lo & behold I had $19.50 in my account. I cashed out and had the check within 2 weeks or less. VERY fast!

Kids Opinions - - no referral - occasional surveys about kids interests. They do pay - via check.


Creations Rewards - - login daily to get points with website visits and daily trivia. Earn more by shopping thru the site - paid again 9/13/09

Points & Prizes - need an email to send an invitation - enter "key" words for points redeemable for prizes. I can also help you with how to find the key words - received several prizes so far

You Data - - must have a cell phone that can accept a text message for signup. After that they don't text you. Login in daily to check for ads to click on - easy & quick site. Pays automatically to paypal every Friday.

MyLot - – a discussion forum, pays via paypal

TrekPay - –not yet been paid – login daily to view website ads.

Shoppers Hotline – – no referral link – click on the “contact us” link and ask if they need people for your area. They send you a scanner and you scan your purchases. They issue points that are redeemable for cash on a debit card.

Swagbucks - - this is a search engine. Earn “swagbucks” randomly for doing searches. Swagbucks are redeemable for a number of prizes. I use this as my home page and search for every site I go to. It’s an easy earning site.

Scour - - another search engine. **as of 9/1/09 it has discontinued it's reward program. However, it may resume later on. I will keep you posted.

iRazoo - please email me at for a referral - earn points for searches and redeem for a variety of prizes

Anywhere Home Page - - search engine for points for prizes

Game Show Network – – answer trivia questions, called “oodles” that earn points redeemable for prizes. I believe this is a temporary promotion but it pays FAST. I’ll do a separate blog post on how this works.

Gather - - a social network site that earns points when others view your posts/photos/videos. Some points are earned for when you view others stuff as well, but those are minimal. However, to encourage people to view your stuff, it helps if you view/comment on theirs. Points are redeemable for a number of prizes

Homescan – no referral link – – click “contact us” and see if they need people for your zip code. Scan in your purchases for points redeemable for a variety of prizes.

Redgage - - upload links, photos, blog posts for your own content at other sites. Each view earns you money. I have not yet been paid, but I know others who have been.

Instant Cash Sweepstakes - - every 3 hours you can answer 5 surveys for entries into a sweepstakes. However, occasionally you win cash as well. Payout level is $5 and if one of your referrals wins, you win too! I've cashed out once and was paid REALLY fast. It's fun and quick.

WinSpinWin - no referral link - - every day you get a free spin to win cash for the first 10 days (I think). Payout level is $20. You can view offers for additional spins if you choose. I cashed out the first time on 7/30/09 and received my Visa gift card on 9/17/09 for $20.20. Looking forward to my next payout of $49.90! Quick & easy!

Slots4Cash - no referral link - - every day you can view a few offers to get a credit to play slots for cash. I have not yet been paid on this one.

Sony Rewards - - I'm not sure yet how many ways you can earn points, but I do the daily trivia question for 10 points a day. Points are redeemable for many prizes and/or gift cards. I have not yet been paid for this site. You also get 10 points daily for answering the Wheel Of Fortune puzzle.

Paid to view videos - - just signed up and it's a brand new site. View videos for points redeemable for cash (in pre-launch til 9/22 so points are only redeemable for advertising until then).

Paid 2 You Tube - - get paid to view videos. I just joined so let's hope they pay! $0.01 per video and $0.10 per comment (but only on select videos and I haven't seen any yet). Minimum $10 for payout.

PeopleString - - just signed up recently so haven't been paid yet. Login in once before noon, once afternoon. Click once per day on rebate ads, Mailbox cash box and peoplestring email for a total of 50 points per day. Earn additional income when you are willing to receive postal mail to login.

IMReport Card - - just signed recently so haven't been paid yet. Earn points that turn into cash for reviewing products, services, biz opps, etc. Seems pretty easy so far.

Air1 - no referral link - - earn points for answering daily trivia and short surveys. Points are redeemable for prizes or entries into sweepstakes. This is a Christian radio station so I think all prizes I've seen are Christian items (CD's movies, etc)

Instant Cash Sweepstakes - - answer 5 quick surveys every few hours and win lottery tickets for a sweepstakes, coins for prizes, and the possibility of instant cash. The more friends who play, the more chances of winning. I've gotten up to $5 and received payout FAST, but this time around it's been a long time with no winnings. HOwever, they just implemented the coin reward system so I'm answering surveys more again.

I'm sure that I will have more to add to this list as time goes on. I will do my best to keep it updated. If you have additional sites, please comment with a referral link as I would love to check them out as well!