Saturday, December 24, 2016


Swagbucks is my new, favorite pastime!

OK, you may have noticed that the date on this post is December 24th - Christmas Eve. While I am writing it, I am thoroughly enjoying watching football (the Patriots destroyed the Jets!) and earning swagbucks through the nCrave feature. Pretty cool!

Why do I like it so much?

Here's the deal... I have been a member of Swagbucks since November 3, 2016 - only 51 days. While I do have some referrals, they haven't been very active yet. Still, in the relatively short time that I have been using the site, I have exchanged my swagbucks for more than $100 in gift cards that I am using for Christmas presents - and I have enough for another $25 gift card or PayPal! This site is amazing! I am really looking forward to Christmas Eve next year! How many Swagbucks will I have earned by this time next year? I will have a lot more time to earn more and/or larger gift cards that I can use as presents and/or use the cards myself to purchase items for gifts. Of course, another option is to, simply, exchange the swagbucks for PayPal cash! Given the results that I had in less than 2 months, I'm really looking forward to what I can do next Christmas AND all of the family and friends' birthdays between now and then!

 When I started using Swagbucks, I was focusing on the"Watch" feature. Basically, all that I was doing to earn swagbucks was through watching videos. Shortly thereafter, I saw the "To Do List." This list encourages people to do at least one thing from each category - Poll, Crave, Search, Watch, Discover, Gold Survey - Attempt, Gold Survey - Complete, and Deal of the Day. Here's what the site says:

For a Limited-Time Only: The Swagbucks To-Do List Is Now More Even More Rewarding! 

Complete any 6 of the 8 items on your to-do list and you’ll receive a 1- 4 SB Bonus Pay-Out

Complete all 8 items on your to-do list, you’ll receive an additional and even bigger SB Bonus!

So, given the potential bonus, I made sure that I completed the To Do List. Surveys don't always match up, so I can't always complete one, but I'll do 7 of the 8 items. Any bonus is better than no bonus!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Clixsense Makes Sense! ...and, Lots of Cents!

ClixSense really does make sense. Depending on how you use it, it can make a lot of cents or just a little - it's really up to you. When I started to use it, all that I did was to use the PTC feature. I did alright, but certainly didn't generate all that I could. I occasionally tried to complete a survey but never had any success - I just never qualified for any of that I tried. So, I did the PTC for the day and moved on to another PTC site. Recently, I spent more time exploring the options and I'm glad that I did!

Most important, I received my first check (since rejoining ClixSense) in the mail today!

The best thing that I checked out is the "Daily Checklist Bonus."

 From the site:
"In order to complete the Daily Checklist you need to:
  1. Click at least 6 PTC Adverts of any kind;
  2. Click at least 20 ClixGrid squares. The more you click the more chances you have to win ClixGrid prizes which will then be counted towards the bonus as well (for example as a Premium member, if you earn the $10.00 prize you could earn an extra of up to $1.60 with the Daily Checklist bonus at the end of the day);
  3. Because not everyone has offers or tasks available to do, and to give everyone a chance, you are required to complete only one of the following:
    1. Complete at least 10 CrowdFlower Tasks; or *
    2. Complete at least 2 offers or surveys from the offers and surveys pages (except video offers); or *
    3. Complete at least 5 CrowdFlower Tasks and at least 1 offer or survey from the offers and surveys pages (except video offers); *
  4. Visit at least one page of our forum. Posting is not required."
So, as it currently stands, I have completed the PTC requirements but still need to fulfill the other options. I had tried the ClixGrid prior to my discovery of the bonus list but never really stuck to it. It has been less than a week (at this writing) since I have been doing the ClixGrid regularly. Not only have I earned the bonus but I have won over $2 from the ClixGrid - not a lot, but not bad at all.

Friday, October 28, 2016

EasyHits4U Offer Points

The Most Popular Traffic Exchange

The more that I use EasyHits4U, the more that I am impressed by the benefits of the service! When I started out, I focused on the main purpose of the site - to drive traffic to my sites. Recently, I have spent more time exploring EasyHits4U to see what all of the options are.

One of the features that I checked into was the 'Offer Points' option. I mean, what could I do with points and how can I earn them? Most important, to me, was to research the purpose for offer points, so I checked out what I could convert them to. Offer points can, in fact, be converted to credits, banner impressions, text ad impressions, and premium membership! One of the options on the drop-window list is also ultimate membership but when I selected that what I saw was "NaN days" of Ultimate.  I'm not sure if that meant that I simply did not have enough points or if it just wasn't an option...
At any rate, after some research, I discovered what the conversion rate for points is:
6 points = 1.01 credit
1 point = 1 banner impression
1 point = 2 text ad impressions
265 points = 1 day of premium membership
7,950 points = 30 days of premium membership

So, how do I earn those points?

Well, there are lots of options - one service has me watching videos to earn points; 7 points for every 3 videos that I watch. Not too bad. Another option has me playing a game (that I am doing while I write this very post!). When I reach level 7 in the game, I will be credited with 2,800 points! Pretty cool!