How to Make Extra Money Online

Almost everyone could use extra money and the great thing about Cashcrate is you can make money online from the comfort of your home.  But like most things, you're not going to make money unless you work at it.  If you're willing to put in about an hour a day, you'll EASILY make $100+ per month on Cashcrate.  But let's be realistic, we all have busy lives and most of us just don't have time to spend an hour a day doing surveys.  That being said, if you even have 15 minutes a day and know what you're doing, there's no reason you can't make around $100 a month on Cashcrate.  This doesn't sound like a lot but almost anyone could use that extra money.  For moms, that $100 could pay for a babysitter or toys for the kids.  For teens, that $100 could pay for an iPod, or save up a couple months and you could get an iPad or something better.  For anyone else, that $100 can help with the bills, gas, or just put extra money in your pocket!  And that's assuming you only make $100 per month.  If you are good at getting referrals you can easily make a lot more!  Follow my advice on this site and you'll be making money in no time.  If you're ready to join Cashcrate and start making money from home, join here:


How Can I Make Money Online?

Have you ever wondered how you could make money online?  Despite popular belief that almost anything promising to make you money online is a scam, there are a few methods that are legit.  Understand that you are not going to get rich, but there are several ways to make extra money for bills, spending money, tuition, or whatever else you want.  The best thing about making money online is the ability to work when you want, and only when you want.  Even if you only have five minutes, that's all it takes to make money from home.  The first way, and the one I have the most experience with, is get-paid-to/survey sites (My favorite is Cashcrate).  You have to be careful when doing these because many are scams, but there are a few that will pay you and are 100% free to join and participate in.  These are a great way for stay-at-home moms, teens (most require that you are only 13 years or older), retirees, college students, and really anyone looking to make a little extra cash to do so.  
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How Do Survey Sites Work?

It is impossible not to notice advertising.  Whether it's through commercials, billboards, word-of-mouth, advertising is all around us.  The Internet is no different.  Basically, get-paid-to sites are paid by advertisers to get their product out there to their users, aka you.  In order to make money on these sites, you have to fill out offers and surveys from advertisers through the survey site.  When the advertiser confirms that you completed the survey/offer, they pay the survey site, and the survey site pays you.  There are lots of legit survey sites out there and I highly recommend you stick to only a few.  There are so many offers and surveys on each site that you'll never be able to do them all, so focus on one or two sites and maximize your earnings on it.  Most of your earnings will come from getting referrals anyway so don't waste too much time doing offers and surveys.  But when you're just starting out, get a feel for how the survey sites work by starting from the ground up and doing offers and surveys.  I'll get into specifics on how to fill out these offers and surveys with the best chance of them going through later.  
The best survey site, in my opinion, is Cashcrate.  Check it out for yourself:


Cashcrate, in my opinion, is the best and most reliable get-paid-to/survey site out there.  It's a great part-time job for teens especially, or anyone else interested in making money from home.  You even get $1 just for signing up!  This has been my bread and butter as far as making money online goes for the last three years.  I'm only 18-years-old, but I've made (and been paid) over $1800 from Cashcrate.  The best part is I only did it for a few hours a week during high school, and actually haven't logged in for a year now and still managed to make over $200.  I made that from referrals, but I'll get to that later.
You only have to be 13 to join  Cashcrate, and you never have to pay a dime to make money.  There are tons of offers and surveys, and if you do them correctly they have a very high acceptance rate.  This is important because on some sites you can do hundreds of offers and you're lucky if a few go through, meaning you don't make any money.  At Cashcrate you only need to make $20 to get a check, which are mailed out on the 15th of every month.   If you know what you're doing, and I'll try to help you as much as I can, you can easily make $20 a month, much more if you want to.
If you shop online, Cashcrate also offers a great cash-back program.  Stores such as iTunes, Foot Locker, Office Depot, Wal-Mart, and lots of other stores offer anywhere from 1-7% cash back with every purchase you make through Cashcrate.  Or if you're interested in trying Netflix or another program that offers trials, Cashcrate will pay you $15+ to start a trial.  You can start the trial, get paid from Cashcrate, then immediately cancel the trial before you are charged.  This is a great way to make big money fast.  Be careful though...if you don't cancel the trial by the end of a month you will most likely be charged.
I recommend anyone interested in making money from home check this site out first, learn what you have to do to make money, get a check, then once you know that these sites are actually legit and you can make real money, try a few others.  The website is very easy to navigate and understand and there is a great forum where members and support will answer your questions.


How to Make $10 Within an Hour of Joining Cashcrate!

So you’ve signed up for Cashcrate.  Now how do you make money?  I’m going to tell you how to make at least $10 within an hour of signing up.  You want have to spend any money and I assure you it will be very little work.  First off, just by joining you get $1, so you’re already 10% done.  Next, take two seconds to check in.  It’s only $.03 but hey, it’s free money.  Next, do the offer called “Nielsen Digital Voice”.  It’s worth $4 and is very easy to do.   Just fill out the form and download the program.   When Cashcrate credits you for completing the offer, uninstall the program.  Now you’re at $5.03 in a matter of minutes.  Next do the offer called “MySurvey” worth $1.  It’s super easy.  Just fill out the form and check your email for the confirmation link.  Once you’ve completed that, do the offer called “Reward TV” worth $1.  Again, fill out the form, check for a confirmation email, and you’re done.  If you want to increase your chances of getting it confirmed play three games.   They take about a minute a piece if you just randomly select answers.  Now you’re at $7.03.  You’re almost half way to a cash out in probably a half hour of your time.  The next offer you should do is “Harris Poll Online” worth $1.  After that do “Kraftmaid” worth $.75.  Then  do “$1500 Target Gift Card” worth $1.  To finish things off, do “Project Payday” for $.35.  Assuming you did the offers correctly, and I tried to put only simple offers, you should now have $10.13.  I’ll put the offers in order to make it a little more user friendly:
  1. Join Cashcrate here
  2. Check in
  3. "Nielsen Digital Voice"
  4. "MySurvey"
  5. "Reward TV"
  6. "Kraftmaid"
  7. "$1500 Target Gift Card"
  8. "Project Payday"

Eight simple steps and you now have $10.13 in your Cashcrate account! You are halfway to a cashout within an hour of joining!  Keep doing the highest rated offers and you’ll be at $20 in no time.  I highly recommend doing any offer that says “Join and confirm your email” or something like that.  Those are super easy to do and have a very good chance of going through.  Remember to use autofill and to clear your cookies after each offer.  Also, remember to check your email for confirmation links, which you have to click on to get credit for doing the offer.  Realize that sometimes it takes a little while for offers to go through, but if you did these correctly most should go through within a couple hours.  

How to Complete Offers/Surveys

If you aren't sure how to complete offers and surveys, you should read this before starting because you just won't make any money unless you're doing them right.  Here is the best method for completing offers:
1.  Sign up with Cashcrate
2. Make a Gmail account only for survey sites and make a new one every week or so.  This is important because you will get hundreds of spam emails while doing offers and you don't want your personal email getting filled with spam.  Gmail is better than other email providers because there is a trick you can use while filling out offers.  If you put a period anywhere in your email address while doing an offer, the advertising site will not recognize your email and you'll have a better chance of getting offers approved.  For example, johnsmith, john.smith, john.s.mith will all be usable email addresses with Gmail.
3. Clear your cookies.  Do this by going to your control panel, network and internet, internet options.  This is very important and you should do this before and after every offer you do!
4. Watch the tutorial video at Cashcrate!  It has some good information for anyone just starting to do offers and surveys.
5. Autofill: This is essential to completing offers fast...which means you make more money per hour.  Use this link to help you set up autofill:
6. Use truthful information!!  I can't stress this enough.  If you use fake information, not only do you risk getting banned from the survey site, but your offers will not go through as high a percentage of the time as they could be.
If you follow these tips I guarantee that a decent percentage of your offers will go through.  If you still have problems check this out:


Without a doubt, the best way to make money on survey sites is to get referrals.   If you want to make as much money as possible, start off by only referring people to Cashcrate.  Cashcrate has the best referral program out there and it’s where you’ll make a majority of your money if you choose to refer.  To start off, you get 20% of what your referrals make and 10% of what their referrals make.  As you get more referrals and move up in ranks, you can get 30% of what your referrals get and 20% of what their referrals make.  Also, you get a $3 bonus once when of your referrals earns $10 or more.   Once you get to 50 active referrals, you get a $1 bonus for each active referral you get.  These $1 bonuses are the key to making a lot of money with Cashcrate’s referral system.  There are members that make over $1000 a month from the referral system, and there are even a few people who have made over $2000 in a month.  This is rare and will only happen if you are amazing at referring people, but I’m just letting you know it can happen.  I was never that good at referring people, but I still had several months of $150-300 checks, which was awesome for a high school part-time job.  It sure beat working at a fast food joint. 
Now here’s the real question, how do I get referrals?  Getting referrals and making serious money online is so much easier said than done, but here are a few tips to help you out:
1.  Make a blog/website.  This is the best way to get massive amounts of referrals and make money from home, if you’re good at promoting it.  
2.  Flyers.  Flyers will probably not get you too many referrals, not to mention you have to spend money to print them and spend time giving them out to people.  However, I started getting referrals this way and did pretty well.  I put up flyers with a tab at the bottom to rip off at public libraries, city hall, schools, landromats, and other places that had bulletin boards. 
3. Friends and family.  This obviously won’t get you a lot of referrals, but it’s super easy to do.  Whenever you’re with a family member or friend, show them the site and have them sign up under you.  You can even show them how to do the offers and can turn them into very profitable members of their own.  Even though I only got a few friends to sign up under me, they actually made more money than any of my other thousands of referrals I got online.  It’s much easier to convince a friend or family member that survey sites are legit than a stranger over the Internet. 
These are just a few ideas that are almost guaranteed to get you referrals.  I’ll talk about places to promote your blog/website later.  

How to Get Referrals

Given that getting referrals is the best way to make money on survey sites, how do you go about doing it?  Getting referrals for Cashcrate is so much easier said than done, and if you want to get referrals long-term you're going to have to put in a lot of work and accept that for a while, you will see little to no results.  To start, you should make a blog about Cashcrate or making money online such as this one.  Then do some research on SEO (search engine optimization).  I struggle with SEO and am just starting to understand how it works.  Basically, you want to get your website to rank high on search engines (such as Google) so that when people search for: ways to make money online, make money from home, legit survey sites, jobs for teens, etc; they come to your site and become your referral.  Once you have a good understanding of SEO and how to get your website viewed, get working and watch your results improve over time!  The best part about taking this approach is that you never really have to do much after the initial work load and you'll still be making tons of money from home!
If this sounds like too much work, and you're like my younger self and would rather see immediate results, there are many short-term ways to get referrals.  These may seem great at first, but you have to accept the fact that after you quit using these methods, you will not get referrals.  If I could go back a few years ago, I would force my younger self to stop worrying about the short-term results and think about the long-term.  Had I put in the work to develop a high-ranking website, I would still be making hundreds of dollars a month without ever having to log in to Cashcrate.  But I got hooked on the $200+ a month checks and stuck with my methods, only to have them taken away, which resulted in me making no money and quitting my pursuit of making money online.  
To get immediate referrals, still start off still by making a blog.  But instead of focusing on content and generating search engine traffic, focus on making it super simple.  An example would be the blog I used to promote back in the day, Make Extra Cash From Home.  Notice how simple it is.  It's short, to the point, and catchy to viewers.  So now that you've got this simple blog, where do you promote it?  I must admit I'm not totally up on today's short-term methods, but some great places to start are: Twitter, Craigslist, Backpage, Yahoo Answers, and Wiki Answers.  These are the places I promoted in the past and for the most part it worked pretty well.  The problem is you are spamming by promoting at most of these places and you will eventually realize that it's not really worth you're time to try and get around it.  But the nice thing is that if you promote your blog at these places, you will notice immediate results.  

Online Jobs for Teens

If you’re a teen looking for a job in today’s economy, good luck.  With unemployment rates already extremely high, there just aren’t that many jobs out there for anyone, let alone teens.  In fact, teens are being hit harder than any other age group.  However, there is a great alternative for teens to working at a fast food restaurant or some other minimum wage job where they will be miserable.  That alternative is online jobs for teens.  There are a variety of ways for teens to make money from home, but I’m going to suggest survey sites.  Survey sites will pay you to give your opinion on certain topics as well as complete offers and get referrals.   There are many legit survey sites, but the one I have the most experience with and know for a fact will always pay out is Cashcrate.  I’m 18 and have been using Cashcrate for the last three years to make money from home.  I will be honest and admit I haven’t tried very hard and definitely could be making $1,000+ a month by now had I put in the work when I first started, but I still have made over $2,000 on the site.  I’ve been paid out over 20 times and have several months of $150+.  My biggest check to date is $370.  Remember, I didn't really put in a lot of time.  There are members that are making over $2,000 a month using Cashcrate.  They do this by referring lots of members to the site.  If you have a Youtube presence or another big following online already, you will be able to get thousands of referrals and make lots of money with very little work.  I hope if you give this a shot it works out for you.  The great thing about making money online is that you work when you want, and only when you want.  If you're bored and feel like making some money, log onto Cashcrate and earn away!   But if you don't feel like working, you don't have to.  Online jobs for teens is the way to go!

Click here to join Cashcrate


How to Make $5 in Two Minutes

I have found another legit survey site and I thought I’d share it with you guys.  It’s called Fusion Cash.  It’s basically the same thing as Cashcrate, but slightly different.  You still get paid to complete offers and surveys, but the referral program is different.  You get $1 for every referral you get, $2 when they complete an offer, and $5 when they cashout.  That means if you get one referral that cashes out, you earn $8!  It’s pretty awesome.  The only thing that isn’t great about this site is when you request a cash out, which you can do when you get to $25, you had to have completed $15 in offers and surveys to be eligible.  I would recommend anyone trying to make most of their money off referrals to do the offers right away, then focusing on referring.  At least then you know it’s worth your while.  Now even though they require you to do offers to cash out, they confirm fast.  And I mean unbelievably fast.  I made $25 doing offers and surveys in two hours.  Seriously ever offer I did confirmed within five minutes.  It’s insane.  I’m used to waiting hours on other survey sites to maybe get confirmed, but on Fusion Cash, your offers are pretty much guaranteed to confirm if you complete them correctly.  Now, you’re asking yourself, why did he call this post “How to Make $5 in Two Minutes” right?  I’ll get to that now.  When you join Fusion Cash here, simply confirm your email and phone number.  It will take about two minutes to do, if that.  You’ll then notice that you have $5 sitting in your account.  It’s as simple as that!  Note, they will never call you other than to give you a code to confirm your number.  I’m not sure if there’s an easier way to make money fast.  Enjoy!

Summer Jobs for Teens

Are you a teen looking for a summer job?  Odds are it will be extremely difficult to find one in your home town unless flipping burgers and asking “Would you like fries with that”? interests you.  The economy is not doing great and no one is getting hit harder than teenagers.  If you’re a high school or college student looking for a summer job, why not give Cashcrate a shot?  It’s completely free to join, easy to use and make money, you only work when you want, you work from home, the list goes on and on.  The best part of Cashcrate is the pay.  At a fast food joint or whatever other summer job you might get, you’re going to be making minimum wage.  If you’re lucky you might get $10 an hour.   Let’s think positively and say you are making $10 an hour.  Odds are you will only  be working 20 hours a week, so in a month, you’re looking at about $800.  Now with taxes, you probably only see $560 of that.  Now imagine you are making minimum wage.  Even if you’re working 20 hours a week, you’re only looking at about $400 a month.  That’s terrible.  You’re spending 80 hours a week in a crappy fast food restaurant doing work no one on earth enjoys doing.  At Cashcrate, you can easily make $400 a month without putting in 80 hours of work.  In fact, if you put in 80 hours a month at Cashcrate, you could easily make $800 a month.  Some members are even making $2000 a month.  Cashcrate is a great way to make around $10 an hour online, more if you are good at referring.  It's also a great part-time job if you already have one but just need some extra money, which is why so many stay-at-home moms love it.  Making money from home can be a hassle and there are so many scams out there it's hard to know who you can trust, but Cashcrate has been around for years and has become one of the best ways to make money online out there.  And remember it is 100% free.  There are no credit cards or hassles and checks are paid out every month!  Click here to check it out:

How to Make Money in an Hour

If you need to make money within the hour, consider making it from the comfort of your home.  In fact, if you have multiple free hours a day, you can easily make a few hundred dollars a week from home with Cashcrate.  At Cashcrate, you get paid to take surveys, complete offers, refer members, get cash back from online shopping, and a variety of other things.  There are even monthly contests where members who complete the most offers or make the most money from surveys will earn extra cash.  It really is one of the easiest ways to make money in an hour.  I recommend you take a look at my other post, "How to Make $10 Within anHour of Joining Cashcrate" because it gives a clear explanation of how you can do so.  I actually have had several referrals join from this very blog and send me a message saying how easy it was.  Several of them are making $10+ an hour by doing offers and taking surveys online.  Cashcrate is free to join, free to make money, free to receive a check every month, free to win great prizes in their monthly contests, ok you get the point.  Cashcrate is basically a way to get free money.  It does take a little time and effort, but once you get going, there’s no stopping to how much you can make.  There are members that make over $2,000 a month.  This is a great way for teens to make money.  It's also great for moms, students, and anyone else interested in making money from home.  If you need to get money within the hour, what are you waiting for?  Go to Cashcrate and start making money now!