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Job Interview & Latest Earnings!

Posted by Miss MoneyHoney on May 5, 2012 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

So I did a phone screening on Friday for a temp-to-perm job. It went very well. I've got an interview set up on Monday at 8 am. I'd be a perfect fit for this job, so wish me luck!  In other news, yesterday was a TREMENDOUS day on Amazon MTurk!  I was able to nab 53 (!!) hits - which is the most I've done in one day in years. I'm still waiting on about 15 to approve (most of them are 4 centers) so once they all hopefully clear, I'll hit my $10 cashout mark early next week. I planned to just take the money and run, but now I'm realizing that whatever I make past $10 will just get added to the payout. So now I'm thinking I might try to squeak out a buck or two more, then cashout so that I don't have to wait to earn another $10 again. I'll be needing the money soon though, so I think I'll just play it by ear. One nice thing about Amazon MTurk is that you transfer the money straight to your U.S. bank account and if you do the transfer by 5 pm EST on a weekday (not something in the rules, just something I personally noticed), the money will hit your account the following business day (no fees!). Of course, it's been awhile since I'm had enough to cashout, so things may have changed with how quickly the money transfers over. I'll update you guys on this when it happens.

Things are getting more active for me on FusionCash. So far, the offers I've done are "instant credit" (more about 5-10 mins) and they've all confirmed for me and seem more simplified than the ones on CashCrate. I don't think I've had any of the "10 screens before you're done" type. I checked out the Pay to Post form and discovered you at first need to have at least 3 posts on the forum for them to review before you can submit an application. I submitted a couple last night and will probably do my next one today, then send in my form. The forums on FC don't seem to be as user-friendly as on CC. It took me awhile to figure out how to get my forum banner into my first post...and for the life of me, so far I can't figure out how to automatically add it as my signature. So for now, I'll just have to keep adding the HTML to the bottom of each post. Also, as far as the forums, I kept seeing references to a member called "Old Buddy" that people swear by for tutorials and how-tos. I haven't gone to read any of his posts, but he's supposedly a long time member and has helped a lot of folks there get the hang of things. Overall, I've noticed that more members there seem fiercely loyal to FC (of course, you aren't allowed to mention competitor sites on their forums, just like on CC) so it's hard to discern if FC is really their favorite, or they're just talking them up for the posting credits. I will say the forums are much more active there, which is due in part to their Pay to Post program. As long as folks post quality stuff, I think it's great. Sometimes the forums at CC are almost dead, or filled with the same old questions from newbies. I've almost given up on doing free offers on CashCrate. Just pages of muck and I never seem to do whatever it is I was supposed to do in order to get paid. I try out some from time to time with minimal success. I'm going to see if I can do more research to figure out what I'm doing wrong. For now, mostly focused on surveys and videos. And I still love the look of this site and the simplicity of use. Also, the forum moderators are fantastic and have been around for quite awhile!

I've been keeping up with my SwagBucks goals - and really like their Megabucks Fridays. I tend to win more on searches...and hit them a little more frequently than on other days. I need to check again to see if the PayPal $10 gift card is back in stock - and whether or not with any associated fees from PP - whether it would be worth it to cashout in the next few days, or wait. I'm also looking around at other gift card options that might help me avoid any fees (maybe an e-card with CVS to avoid s&h?  But I'm not sure exactly how you use your gift code at the register in person). I'll look into it.  Crowdtap has been a bit slow for me in recent days, mostly because I don't have many new "quick hits" offered to me and I'm only part of one discussion ending soon that I can earn points on once a day.  I'll keep working at it.

So far I have not published a new Yahoo! Voices article, but I did draft another one!  I've also been a little more active on the forums welcoming new members and I've noticed an increase in my page views, plus a few new fans!

And now, my earnings update! Since I haven't posted in a few days and I've already gotten to work on some of my goals today, I'm just going to post current earnings. I'm on track for all my goals today. Happy earning!

CashCrate: May earnings: $8.12
SwagBucks: 1,188
Yahoo! Voices: 6,359 page views
CrowdTap: 5,475 pts
Amazon MTurk: $9.51
FusionCash: $10.42

 

Lots of News!

Posted by Miss MoneyHoney on May 1, 2012 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Greetings!  I tried to add a new blog entry on Sunday, but wasn't able to access the site. Grrrrr.  Yesterday I wasn't feeling well, so I didn't accomplish much, but today I made some excellent progress!  First off, since yesterday was the end of April, my final April CashCrate payment ($24.15!) is being processed, and my earnings were reset for May. So now I'm back trying to earn another $20+. Of course, you can always view your account balances on the site, but I must say, it was a bit scary when I logged on this morning and saw $0!  Even though I knew it was a new month, it still kinda freaked me at until I located my April payment under the Payments tab of My Earnings. They really should have a "Earnings To Date" and "Earnings This Month" on the top toolbar for quick view!  I was able to snag TWO surveys today, which is rare for me. Very happy about that. Tried a few more offers, but they are slow to credit, if at all. I find myself avoiding them more and more.

In other news, I decided to check out FusionCash. First impression of the site: Awful.  It just LOOKS cheap and not legit. Terrible logo font, ugly design. I kept wondering if I was on the "right" site. Besides a terrible design, it's not nearly as user friendly as SwagBucks or CashCrate. You can't view your earnings from the main page unless you actually click on your earnings page. The side left nav bar reminds me of Google ads. Anyway, I forged ahead, earned $5 signup bonus and $2.50 to sign up for a survey site. Now, with FC, you have to earn $25 or more to cashout and there's a time limit (I believe 6 months) to cashout, or you lose the money. There also don't seem to be as many ways to earn except via offers and a few surveys you can only try once a day. Tonight I tried signing up for another survey site for $1 instant credit, but even though I completed all the steps, nothing's been credited yet. Hmmm. I'll play around with FusionCash more in the future (and hopefully eventually earn enough to cashout), but it's not appearing to be a go-to site for the moment.  I should spend more time in the forums -- FC seems to have particular rules other sites don't.

On the upside, my friend invited me to join CrowdTap (which I'd never heard of). You collaborate with brands to help promote them. Apparently you can get invited to try samples, see product previews, etc. You have to earn quite a bit more (20k+) in points to redeem anything here (and options are limited), but so far, I'm really liking this site. I've already racked up 4,675 points (Level 4!) and that was in less than an hour's time!  I completed almost every "quick hit" (very fast polls for the most part) that was available -- avoiding doing any of the "challenges" for now (posting ads on social sites and getting 5 friends to rate, etc). I doubt any of my friends will even click on ad a promo, much less rate it. Now that I'm out of quick hits, I did a few "Missions" (I love how action-oriented that sounds). I posted a few responses to a discussion about investments and racked up some fast points. Right now I don't have much left available for me to partake in, so I think it's going to be more slow going from here on out. Also, I noticed you can link yourself with a charity (quite a few to choose from) when you set up your profile, but I'm not exactly sure how this works yet -- whether a certain percentage of points goes to the charity when I redeem, or if CrowdTap matches a certain percentage.  I chose the ASPCA. While I love you can donate, I need to check how this works because I can't afford to be giving all my points to charity!

SwagBucks continue to add up nicely (I won 18 SB for one search today!), but I'm a little behind of where I'd like to be, so I'll keep working at it.

I haven't been able to get any tasks with MTurk the last few days, but my balance is finally past $9, so I'm inching my ways towards $10 to cashout. And believe you me, I need it.

Although I haven't posted a new Yahoo! Voices article this week, I did manage to start drafting two new ones. I tend to be a perfectionist, so I want to work on them both more...flesh them out.  On the other hand, I don't want to spend too much time on them either or else I'll never finish!

Alright, here's the latest roundup of earnings.  Good luck with your earnings adventures!

CashCrate: April earnings $24.15 (Goal of $24 - yay!), May earnings: $1.79 (today's goal was $1. Another yay!)
SwagBucks: 914 (Goal was 900 - yippee! I really wanted to be closer to 950 by today though!)
Yahoo! Voices: 6,347 page views, 2 new articles in process
CrowdTap: 4,675 pts (Started with 0 today; Goal was 4,000 - yay!)
Amazon MTurk: $9.05 (Goal 6 hits today - 0 completed so far. I'll check the site again tonight!)
FusionCash: $7.50 (Goal was $7.75 - oops)