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      15.01.2014 09:51
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      Money towards beer!

      Let's be honest, times are tight for most of us these days and so the opportunity to earn a little bit more cash each month is a good opportunity!

      For the past ten years or so I have toyed with online money making websites, usually signing up to get the promised £5 first bonus, spending a few weeks taking surveys or doing tasks or whatever for pennies and giving up before getting to the minimum cash out threshold because it is so impossibly far away! What a waste of time huh??

      Well in September 2013 I had a bit of a money crisis and I had to find a way to up my income, so back I went to some sites. There are a few sites in the past 3 months that I have given up on, but I am only going to talk here about ones that I have actually received cash / vouchers for:

      Dooyoo, of course this comes first. I don't need to explain but can confirm that amazon vouchers have been received twice with no issues at all

      Slice The Pie, listen to old and new music tracks, comment upon them and rate them out of 10. This is a US site and you get around 18c per rating. Minimum cash out is $10 cash paid to your paypal and I have had three cashouts from here, no problem.

      AppTrailers; watch trailers for apps available, download them and then comment. Also you can watch videos and 'like' so other people get points and upload your own. Another US website and progress is slow - watching an app gets you around 15c, if you rate an app you can get a bonus of $1. Watching videos is 1/2c and you get 1/2c for everyone who rates yours. Low cash out of 50c though straight to your paypal which you can easily get to in a couple of hours. I have had daily cash outs from this site and have no issues as paypal transfer is immediate!

      Feature Points; download new apps and trial them for 30 seconds for around 100 "points". 990 "points" = £1 amazon voucher which is instantly redeemable. I have had 6 of these in the past couple of months with no hitches at all.

      So those are the sites that I am currently using regularly to get some extra beer money, I hope that helps.

      Please let me know if you want any further information.

      Thanks x

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        20.10.2013 11:10
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        Worth having a look at

        There are lots of internet sites that promise you will make your fortune if you buy their products or subscribe to one thing or another. I always take these sites with `a pinch of salt ` as I do not always believe their promises.
        However, some of these sites can be quite useful if all you want to do is to make yourself a bit of extra cash. Lets face it we all need that bit extra these days.
        One of the more useful moneymaking sites can be found at ,

        http://moneymakingfromhome.webs.com/

        This website is free for anyone to to use and you do not have to sign up for it although you can join as a member. It is quite a new site so not many people have joined as members yet.

        **About the site**

        It is a cheerful looking site with an nice easy on the eye background. It does not promise you great riches but you can use this site as a portal to click through to other sites that are offering ways for you to earn extra cash.
        With links through to sites that offer opportunities including

        Paid to read emails sites
        Survey sites
        Work from home
        Online tasks
        Paid to search the internet
        and lots more

        The site is always changing with many new offers being added regularly.
        In my opinion it is well worth having a look at

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        01.06.2013 00:30
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        Facebook Inc's flotation marks a serious business model

        Value Added Service

        The fees are a smart move by Facebook; one of the reasons is a direct response to the demanding inbox onslaught from nearly 700 million mobile users using the social network platform for myriad reasons. The filters are being stretched to capacity and user temporary messaging folders are now working as a third, fourth filter systems on user accounts; several years ago this wasn't a common practice. The emerging social networking continents have evolved - and in return, so have the array of languages - the FB platform has to accommodate these; the new user time-line infiltrated the requirement of a polyglot social community. A much needed, Value Added Service to the equation (VAS) now they're engaging into the price-per-message (if the recipient isn't in the sender's friend's list) the (VAS) will become significant. Now FB has witnessed how simple it is to be under a cyber-attack from the East; time to button down those 'private message' hatchets and build a superior firewall to protect pending attacks to hijack Western account users, identities, pictures, data, and privacy. Once the data is out of the FB privacy perimeters who knows' what would happen to the personal data of an individual. This is a viable threat, duly because Google was profoundly paralysed from huge surges of incessant traffic from an isolated office block in North Korea - the cyber-attacks were simultaneous with the bellicose hyperbole that hit the media airwaves. Rightly, that FB holds the copyright of the uploading of visual data - image encryptions are automatically embedded to stop copying and image misuse. Hardly photo-sharing is it as described by 'Flickr' - albeit, we are in the era of 'terrorism prevention' - remember: social networking was fundamental to the Arab Spring and the uprising against tyranny states. At present we've only seen the good coming from having all communications available via mouse-click for free - we maybe on a cusp of that changing rapidly.

        Thanks to the world of apps and freer Wi-Fi options on your devices, FB had to make a swift transition to cater for the growing numbers of active mobile users. They're correctly constrained to their 'protective policies' for members and users alike - the site is pro-active for those who exercise their freedom to browse, with no questions asked, but the fees will ask questions of the user: "Is the interaction with this member worth the fee it will incur?" Initially, Mark Zuckerberg put a fee to messages directed to him from members - the results were surprising, there were hardly any takers. Broadening out was a worthy option considering the unrelenting spamming and risks of security via a plethora of 'mobi-networks.' The 'Star Spammer Banner' had to be grounded to secure such measures. I particularly commend FB's term for it: a dose of 'hygiene' to rid them of the 'wrong-uns' - nothing like a stringent interactive fee dose of disinfectant to wipe away the viral mix of spamming, secularism and sex-predators. Obviously I expect the viral mix will mutate and morph into other loopholes that sit innocently on social networking platforms - crocheting their web of conceit. Only the odious cacophonous types who're wirelessly in tune with the façade of having 'as many friends as possible' - or the twitching 'mobile touchers' who're eager for FB interaction from anyone; the irony is, they're doing it on a crowded High Street, where other 'mobile touchers' are doing exactly the same; a double irony. The same people say (yes, they can talk) social interaction is vital, to create a virtual world outside of their real one - one that allows the cliquey wit of wall banter - a world that embraces a 'Circle of Friends' who've got predominantly beautiful avatars. On the chance, these avatars may not be, fake - then you've got the goggle-eyed weirdo who, 'tries his luck, definitely not for a buck' - they'll scream blue-interactive-murder, that fees to contact a so-called celebrities breeches human liberties. "Celebrities, who're in the public eye, therefore are owned by the public eye." Those who abhor the fees to contact a 'celeb Daley' or an avatar whose a human version of 'Jessica Rabbit' - "I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way"- forget that Facebook hasn't engulfed the internet. What with all the: clip-art hand-signals - likes, dislikes, blue-boxed 'fs' and the plethora of apps and affiliations on *all* devices imaginable - you could be forgiven in thinking there's a wider online community than just FB. I therefore like to remind the online community there's no mandatory fee to send a conventional email - comprendez!

        One less Russian Doll

        As I'm aware these encrypted methods are giving users the added knowledge they're data protected, more-so than users have been. Reassuring isn't it? Value added to the service, meaning the time that deals with the spam filters can now be used to endeavour new horizons - in real terms, it opens up the market for competitors to wallow in the communication chasm left by FB. Learning the lessons of Microsoft, monopolising markets was their ultimate sin. Charging for communications removes the propinquity of Facebook user options. A couple of years ago I felt FB had been a business that had the 'Russian Doll' disease, by implementing the pay-per-message the hierarchies of FB has found the antidote. It is about time FB members saw social networking in the same light as say, eating in a restaurant or reading in a library. Who knew that FB Trolling comes with a prison sentence? Well, it does.

        To equip human-kind with as many interactive threads as FB has done only means one thing - a noose round their virtual necks. Please have a peak at the FB complaint page colloquy: have a gander at the 'Criticism of Facebook' on Wikipedia. Thanks to Morgan Stanley they alone saved Zuckerberg's blushes the first few months of Facebook's flotation - now that FB has got serious as of May 2012, so has Facebook's business model.

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          16.08.2012 21:09
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          great fun

          Online perks are awesome! Ever since I've been on the internet in the late 90's, I've been looking for websites to make money off of. You'll never get rich quick, but a little money here and there can really go a long way. Also, it keeps me busy :)

          Dooyoo has been one of my favorite sites that I've come across. Not only is it great for money and rewards, but I've learned a lot about different products that I never knew about. Also, I've used this site many times to read about products that I was about to purchase. The community here really helped me make a wise choice from opinions that were not biased.

          Another one of my favorite money making sites is slicethepie.com. This site has to do with unsigned musical artists trying to make it in the music industry. You can really find some good bands with a lot of talent, and discover people you never would have heard of.

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            02.10.2011 12:27
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            Online Earning can easily help you in tough times.

            Online earning is a big part of many sites, and dooyoo. Do you spend points to donate to charity? Do you get a £50 cash reward, then donate £5 instead? Or do you find that you like vouchers for online shopping?

            Ever since the evolution of online banking, many people have turned to GPT (Get Paid To) sites to earn a bit of extra cash versus working overtime. Some methods are boring - filling out your email and other details, spending 20 minutes on a survey, then finding out you don't qualify. Then you get spammed by the site's "sponsors", because they sell your info.

            But there is a good side to online earning - sites like dooyoo, swagbucks (Use it like you would use Google and earn money, prizes, gift cards etc) and others are ways you can earn money without all the hassle of filling in surveys. Some may even find it enjoyable - I do! The satisfaction you get when you order your first cheque or voucher (yet to happen for me on dooyoo, I have done so on other sites however) is worth it. Oh, and of course the extra wad of cash is very nice, especially if in small amounts of debt (buying your first car?). Why not clear it off quicker? Less interest=More money saved.

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              01.09.2011 22:19
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              Make money online

              After typing up some of the survey websites that I am part of I decided that I would write this review to help like-minded people in making a bit of extra cash on the side. I am a student and hold down a part time job when I am home from University. Obviously being a university student any extra cash gets spent on the little luxuries or vouchers for Christmas. I am by no means an expert on making money online but I can tell you that each and every person reading this review can make money online-some more than others. It does require time and effort but I think it's well worth it.

              So, how do I make money online? The most obvious one is this site, DooYoo. I make around £50 every 2 months which might not sound like a lot but it's £50 that I wouldn't otherwise have. My DooYoo miles are spent on clothes and makeup and other bits and pieces that take my fancy.

              Valued Opinions is another survey site which I frequent, the surveys are usually pretty regular which means you can tot up on average £10 a month in vouchers. I tend to select Amazon vouchers. I used my last Amazon voucher to buy my niece's birthday present which she loved. The extra £10 voucher meant that I spent more on her too which I felt really good about.

              Ipsos is a survey site that I recently reviewed. Although racking up enough points is time consuming it is well worth it when the £10 vouchers start rolling in. If you are saving up for Christmas this site will earn you about £120 in Amazon vouchers which can be a massive help at Christmas time.

              My survey is probably my favourite survey site probably due to the low payouts as I am quite impatient! In 3 months I've had about £15 in my paypal account. The paypal transactions are very quick and the surveys are interactive and fun. My Survey used to be lightspeed which I know a lot of people were regular users of.

              Vivatic is another site which regularly pays into my paypal account. You must accumulate £10 in order to cash out and Vivatic takes 20p of this so you end up with £9.80. I make about £9.80 a month but I know a few of my friends make more than this as they check the website several times a day for available surveys.

              Ciao- I do use Ciao sporadically and currently have around £3.50 in my account. I'm unsure if Ciao works like DooYoo (do you have to rate others in order to receive rates?) but £3.50 is fine for 24 reviews on that site as I am getting paid from the reviews on DooYoo anyway so it's not a waste of my time.

              Every time I purchase anything online I check for the highest cash back and any voucher codes. I have only recently done this so I cannot comment on how much you can expect to claim back from online purchases but I will update this review when I'm wiser on this subject

              Finally I thought I would mention a new website which I have just signed up for which is called 'ChaCha' some of you may be aware of this as its very popular in America. It works very much like other websites such as 118. People text in questions and a real life guide (me) answers the questions in real time. ChaCha has just launched in the UK and they are currently looking for guides. You get paid 3p per question if you are a facilitator and 7p per question if you are a fact finder. I am a facilitator and have accumulated £25.03 in my account in just a week! If you would like to sign up this website you can sign up via http://becomeaguide.co.uk/ . I would love it if you would become a part of my team and I have heard (UNSURE IF THIS IS TRUE) that you are more likely to be accepted as a guide if you have a referral from a registered Guide. So in the referral box you can use me as a referral by entering my email address pinkchick350@msn.com

              So there we have it, that's how I make money online! I think realistically I can make £50 per month which is great for little effort as I am online a lot of the time anyway. Any questions feel free to comment or leave me a message!

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                22.02.2011 19:11
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                I'm addicted to making money online!

                Until fairly recently my internet use didn't go beyond Facebook and Topshop, so you can imagine that I had no idea about the money making opportunities that were available to me all along! I really wish I had looked into it earlier and taken 5 minutes off of the Topshop website, spending money, to look into making some instead - easier said than done, believe me! I accidently stumbled across the website by Martin Lewis and his money saving (and making) tips really shocked me because I had no idea about all the opportunities that are out there for doing, well, not much! I began looking into some of the websites that he suggests, this being one of them and know I feel I should share it with everyone... Even though half the world probably knows anyway and I was just the last one to find out!

                Firstly, there are websites that give you the opportunity to review products and services in exchange for money and vouchers. So obviously, there is Dooyoo along with Ciao. Both of which sites are safe and reputable. This site in particular is a great way to earn a bit of cash quickly for sharing your opinions. You can literally review anything, probably most of the things in your house (and your fridge!!). The levels of Dooyoo miles - which are equivalent to money - that can be achieve for each review vary from category to category. Ciao operates in a similar way, although I chose to use Dooyoo instead as the website seemed more user friendly and much less complex.

                Next you can sign up to sites who will send you surveys. You get a certain amount of points or money per survey which then add up and can be redeemed for cash or vouchers. My favourites are: Lightspeed - the minimum threshold for withdrawal to PayPal is £5 which is 575 lightspeed points. This sounds a lot, but surveys can reward anything between 15 - 100 points each so it adds up pretty quick. A negative that people often state about surveys is that they can ask you to answer some questions and then they screen you out, however this survey still gives you some points even if you don't complete the whole thing. Valued Opinions is another survey site that I enjoy. The surveys are regular and are sent to you via email and they can reward anything between 25p - £2 each which is great. The minimum threshold for withdrawal is £10 and this can be redeemed for vouchers such as Arcadia Group and Tesco! Finally, One Poll is another website that I use. The surveys are only between 5p - 50p each but you normally get a few a day. The minimum withdrawal is £40 which takes quite a while to build up so you'll have to be patient!

                I don't know much about these, but I am aware that you can get paid for blogging. This is something I haven't looked into as it isn't something I'm particularly interested in. Furthermore there are sites that you can join and job search on to be a free lance writer amongst other things. Also, if you're a keen photographer you can upload your work and people buy it off you - although no good for me as I'm not particularly handy with a camera! Sorry that I can't specifically give you any websites but I'm sure Google will be able to help!

                This one is a long drawn out and fairly slow process in most cases, but there are legit companies such as Clixsense that pay you to literally click. They give you sites to view and you click on them and have to stay on the page for anything up to a minute. These sites are good, but the payments are roughly 2p per website and you have a limited amount that you can do so this wouldn't be something for me.

                One of my favourites are the sites that give you vouchers with discount. Often, they only save a little bit for example I bought a dress from Lipsy and got free postage which saved almost £5 which they weren't advertising. It isn't much but it certainly all adds up eventually! Websites that offer this service are myvouchercodes.co.uk, moneysavingexpert.com and vouchercodes.co.uk to name a few. You can make savings on anything from high street clothing to restaurants... A few weeks ago they were offering 2 for 1 at Pizza Express, who can moan at that?!

                I'm sure there are a number of other ways to earn money online but these will start you off! Its such a great way to make a bit of extra cash just by sharing your opinion. Although I have a part time job, I am a student so I'm always grateful of extra ways to make some money. These websites are a really helpful way to do that. I recommend them to anyone with a bit of free time on their hands, good luck and let me know if you find anymore good ones!

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                  27.11.2009 12:13
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                  General Online Perks in general - It is all about money honey!!!

                  You can use internet to unleash your earning potential. Listed below are my top picks for money making online:

                  *Through online surveys*
                  Since last few years I have been filling out online surveys in ciao, lighspeed, TNS and gaining huge cash incentive. I would suggest you to try and look around for free survey paying cash or voucher incentives. Be aware of scams though as surveys asking you to pay money upfront are normally frauds...

                  *Through review sites*
                  You can reap huge benefits of sharing your opinion and views on products in various segment starting from household to entertainment, gadgets est. would typically recommend dooyoo and ciao.

                  *Through freebie and discount offering sites*
                  You can use sites like moneysavingexpert.com, myvoucher codes.co.uk, hotukdeals.com for discount voucher and freebies. This is a great way of saving and in turn a great avenue to look forward to.

                  *Through article writing and blogging*
                  If you view writing as your hobby then you can go for article writing and upload them to earn money. You can use a freelance writing sites like articleincome.com.You can also opt for online blogging asp paid blogging provides a good source income for top bloggers and it is not difficult once you start up.

                  *Through comparison sites and cash back site*
                  I am a great fan of this as you can get real incentive for looking at various options and save quite a lot. I would suggest using cash back sites during online shopping to get the best out of them.

                  So now you know my ways of online earning. I wish you luck to earn extra and make merry!!! You have to be patient as it takes time to build money

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                  07.10.2009 13:38
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                  I have been using the internet since very much the beginning, and have seen it grow from a number of acorns into a forest of oak trees. Some of these sadly are diseased, others distorted but as a whole some fantastic trees have been grown, with many branches of opportunities attached.

                  The title of this review asks about 'General Online Perks in general'. This are so many in number, it would be difficult and very time consuming to go through them in detail. I will however look at some of the online perks on offer, and in particular ones I have used to my advantage in the past.

                  Selling Clutter
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                  In my early days on the net I signed upto Ebay, in a way of getting rid of some of my clutter. I am a bit of a hoarder, so it was nice to see the house have more room to breathe. After I had been trading for some time, I realised I had found a nice little earner, and actually started going out rummaging in charity shops etc. I'd find items that only cost a few pence and sell them on and make hundreds (if not thousands) of percent profit. This only encouraged me to do more and more. It paid quite nicely for a few holidays, we probably wouldn't have had. Sadly now Ebay have increased fees, and made it more difficult for the smaller seller, I no longer make anything, like I used to. There are also so many charity shops and sellers with their own auctions on ebay, that those bargains, although still out there, are very difficult to find now.

                  However Ebay is not the online source you can use to sell clutter. There are other sites out there. These include the likes of ebid, Amazon Marketplace, ibootsale.co.uk You can also use free classifieds such as gumtree and vivastreet.

                  Bookmakers/Casinos
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                  There are literally hundreds of Bookmakers and Casinos on the internet. Many of these have offers to attract you to 'gamble' your money. If you are extremely careful, you can take some of these offers, without risking a penny. I have made thousands this way. However you need to have discipline. Gambling is a mugs game. You will not win if you risk money. Check out matched betting online. There are also some great discussions how to make Risk (and Tax) Free Cash online. Visit www.moneysavingexpert.com

                  Competitions
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                  I go through stages of doing competitions online. They are, in the whole, free, and there are thousands out there at any particular time. They can be quite boring to complete at times, but I have won some nice prices over the years. The more you complete, the more chance you have of winning.


                  Cashback
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                  Where would we be without cashback sites. These are sites that receive money from a store or shop, if you use them to buy an item or service. In return the cashback site will give you anything upto 100% of the monies received back. A great way of getting items cheaper.


                  Make money doing surveys
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                  I haven't had a great deal of success competing surveys online, although I know others who have. There are also a lot of rogue sites out there so be careful. However some of the more reputable ones pay money for you to complete questionnaires etc. A good source of earning extra money.


                  Review Sites
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                  Well you obviously know about review sites or you wouldn't be reading this. Dooyoo itself is probably one of the most successful sites out there along ciao.co.uk. They are both a good way of earning extra money, towards a holiday or something special


                  Comparison Sites
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                  In the past if you wanted Insurance or Financial Products, you would pop into your local Insurance Office or bank. Not now. There are lots of comparison sites giving you all the information on the cheapest products, with just a click of your mouse. This will, without doubt, save you hundreds of pounds a year.

                  Freebies
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                  I can't believe I've gone so far down this list without even mentioning freebies. There are so many out there. Most are samples. But you can get anything from free magazines, toothbrushes, sweets, smelly cream etc. Well worth scouring the net. Just type in freebies and see what you can get for nothing.


                  Blogging
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                  Want to earn some extra cash. Then why not Blog. Blog is writing online about anything you have a passion in. You can then spread adverts around your site and the more people who pop along and read your blog, the more cash you are likely to make.


                  Offer your services
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                  Do you have a skill you can offer? Maybe it is something you can do online. Webdesign, Typing, Scanning etc. There are many freelance sites out there where you can advertise your services, and get paid for things others can't (or haven't got the time) to do.


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                  Well there are a few to keep you going. I'm sure there are many others, however this little lot alone can save you thousands of pounds a year, just by having a pc. Good Luck!!

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                    Tick a few boxes and earn some cash, yes it really can be that easy.

                    Since getting my own PC, and now a laptop, the world of internet earning has really opened up to me. I knew it existed before I had access to the internet as and when I wanted, and even joined a few survey sites but using the PC's at my library wasn't easy as everyone else was wanting them too. But now I can do as much or as little as I want everyday so somedays can be very profitable.

                    I won't name sites for you to join as then it wouldn't be a review just a list of companies, but I'll tell you want I do and what I get.

                    As well as writing on Dooyoo I have joined numerous survey sites, paid to click and paid to read sites, cashback sites, similar sites to Dooyoo to share my opinion, reveal my shopping habits, mystery shopping and product testing. If you look around there are sites willing to pay for almost anything as long as your willing to share.

                    This has meant in the last three years or so I've never really paid for any DVD's I've bought, sometimes adding a few quid when I've not got enough Amazon vouchers. I've also bought or used points to get books, DS games, CD's, vouchers for the cinema, Amazon, travel company, days out, Boots and WH Smith.

                    All of this means I am able to have a night out at the cinema or a meal somewhere without having to think twice about the cost. To be honest it has saved me a fortune as prior to this I was spending my own money on DVD's, and I already had quite a few in my collection then. I've even found sites that offer freebies of toilettries, drink, food, money off coupons and lighbulbs. It really is the home of free stuff if you look about.

                    One thing I will mention to people is to be careful and don't just sign up for any site you see. Here are a few ways to check out if a site is legit or not

                    * On the homepage check for contact details, if only a email that's not a good sign.

                    * Check that they have both a policy procedure and T&Cs

                    * Type into your search engine the name of the site and either the word scam or legit. This will bring up any concerns people have about the site.

                    * Use other reputable sites to check them out. I always use Survey Police and Money Saving Expert.

                    * Check they have a comprehensive FAQ section and/or help page.

                    Most of all have fun with these sites. Some of the surveys I've done have been really enjoyable and it hasn't felt like I've had to think about what I'm doing or anything. I find it a great way to spend my time and now because I've been doing this for so long I get asked to join invite only sites and to take part in special projects and online forums, which are the top payers. I've even branched out and started doing more on the writing side too so for me it is all pluses.

                    If anyone knows of anymore sites let me know.

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                      20.08.2009 13:19
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                      I'm by no means an expert on how to make a bit of dosh, or earn vouchers, or whatever on line, so my review may not be of much use.

                      However, what I have found is that I get a lot of satisfaction out of offering advice to others, and taking back advice in turn. To me, perks don't necessary and exclusively mean pecuniary gain; it could be about going to a site like tripadvisor.com (see: previous review) to gather good, sound, accurate information on places I've never visited before. The benefits of that are obvious. Or, to get recipes, or to learn how to do Do It Yourself. The possibilities are endless.

                      In terms of money, there is of course this place here that the reader will obviously be aware of, and other sites such as valuedopinions. com., that also offer tangible rewards, or the glaring example, EBay.

                      Also if, for example, you're interested in publishing and getting paid for it, there are any number of websites that offer financial reward through building your own website and attracting revenue, such as thesitewizard.com. You may also wish to check out the major publishing houses.

                      On the downside, there are an awful lot of problem sites out there, and many that promise the earth and yet deliver very little, if anything. The trick is to be judicious with your choices, read the blurb very carefully, and take advice from people who use tried and tested methods.

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                      20.06.2009 00:21
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                      make some money online

                      I will only very briefly concern myself here with anything that requires setting up your own "proper" website, writing html code or actively selling any products. I will summarise the way to earn some pin money on-line, most of which I either do now or was doing at some point in my life. I will also point to some ways you can save money on your normal spending rather than actually earn it as such. But let's start with earning.

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                      1) Writing reviews

                      I have to include this one, don't I? This is pretty obvious, as this is what we are all doing here on dooyoo. However, the key to making the process worthwhile is to basically write once and post many times. There are several review sites that are at least worth a try out-there, and a few others which are conditionally worth checking depending on what your pet subject might be.

                      Dooyoo, obviously, takes the prize for being the best, what with 50p per review of at least 150 words and additional 1.5p for each member read. But you can generate a bit more money from your reviews by reposting them on Ciao (which doesn't technically pay per review, but has a Premium Fund that gets mysteriously but - at least in recent months - quite nicely - distributed among the reviewers).

                      All or most of your reviews can be also reposted on other sites that are not completely review -orientated but accept reviews as well, the prime one as for now being Helium which has a nice upfront payment system, but requires a bit of activity on site. You can also repost your reviews on other paying sites that don't require exclusive content - for example Associated Content.

                      There are also more specialised sites, which offer payment in some form for reviews or other content/activities - a good example is the travel site Trivago.

                      2) Writing other articles

                      You can also get paid for other kinds of texts online. Helium is a prime example of such a site: their upfront payments (conditional on some activity on the site) apply not only to reviews but also to information articles on a variety of subjects.

                      Helium also has a revenue share programme, which allows you to benefit from non-member reads. This depends entirely on the subjects of your articles, and without big efforts will amount to pennies, but they all add up.

                      I joined Associated Content when they had a promotion which 10USD paid for submitting five articles last year and to be honest didn't bother to repost much of my other stuff, but theoretically it's possible and it's another avenue to earn those pennies. Other sites like that include Bukisa and Xomba (both with slight differences in PPV and the way they operate), which I have not personally tested yet, so can't really comment on - but the point is, nice you have a piece of content, you can post it in many places and once you have 200 of them, all the pennies might add up to a few dollars (as most of these sites are US based and pay in US money).

                      There are several other sites that operate on a revenue-share basis, but many of them actually demand either exclusive (original and not re-postable) content, for example suite101.com which demands exclusive rights for a year, or Triond which demands exclusive rights for ever; others have a specific format to follow - eg squido or eHow, or are limited in what type of text you can submit (eg shvoong which wants synopses of books and crib sheets).


                      3) Selling your photos

                      Some of the sites mentioned above also accept video and photo content, but there is a number of sites dedicated specifically to pictures which potentially allow you to make some money from your images. A few include: istockphoto.com, dreamstime.com, 123rf.com, freedigitalphotos.net and quite a few more. I have not used any of these sites myself, so don't know how many and how unique photos you need to contribute to see any earnings, but I know people who do get a bit.

                      4) Survey filling

                      Among dooyoo users, survey filling is one of the better known pursuits and it's certainly a way to make a few quid a month if you are diligent and not easily bored.

                      5) Ads and affiliate links

                      If you have a blog or a website of your own with a reasonable number of visitors, you can make some money by enrolling in an advertising programme like Google AdSense as well as by using affiliate links appropriate to the content of your site or blog which pay you commission if visitors from your site sign up to a service or purchase a particular product.

                      Amazon Associate programme is very easy to use and has no risk involved in it (if you don't sell, you don't earn).

                      === SAVE ===


                      6) Search for best prices

                      This can be done using price comparison engines (dooyoo offers one, but perhaps not a greatest one; kelkoo and pricerunner are also quite good, depending on a product, as is simply googling it). Savings can be quite big, especially on higher-ticket prices - as much as 30% of a price is routine.

                      7) Use cashback sites

                      There is a raft of sites that pay you some money if you shop using their links, and quite a few pay a bit even for just performing certain actions or signing up to free trials. My favourite ones are Cashbackkings and its mother site Rpoints, but depending on your spending patterns others (Quidco, Topcashback, Mutual, Pigsback) might suit you better. If you never used any of the cashback sites, do - even just to do all the free trials and pocket fairly easy money pretty quickly.

                      In some cases you can actually get stuff for free - I routinely order masses of stuff from online catalogue shops to try on and compare (I am fat and tall and big chested, so I need to) and then usually just keep a few items - if you do that using cashback links, you might find out that the cashback actually pays for the item(s) you keep. Theoretically they could reduce the cashback according to what you actually end up buying, but it almost never happens with my orders.

                      The cashback sites can and should be used in combination with price comparison sites to find the best deals for bank accounts, utility providers, telecoms, insurance and similar services. For insurance, some cashback sites offer a (small) payment just for obtaining a quote. Financial products have lots of dedicated sites, I often use moneysupermarket. Skyscanner is great for cheap flights.

                      8) Search for discount codes

                      Depending on what site you are buying from, sometimes it's better to find a discount voucher code than use a cashback site (occasionally you can even combine both, but cashback sites with the best rewards don't track if you use discount codes). It's very worth looking for those, as often you can save the delivery cost or anything between 5% and 20% of your order value.

                      9) Use financial advice sites for deals and perks

                      The best of these in the UK is probably themoneysavingexpert, although it's a bit heavy on the eye.

                      10) Get freebies

                      There are quite a few freebie sites out there, by far the best in my opinion is the "Freebies" forum on Rpoints (it's worth becoming a member of Rpoints just for that and the voucher code table). Many of these are quite paltry: samples and useless little bits of rubbish; but some are quite good and I can't image ever learning about them otherwise, from a two months' free Railcard to decently sized samples of cosmetics.

                      11) Freecycle and swap

                      Freecycle.org offers great opportunity for picking up some second hand stuff for free (I have recently given away a Chicco stroller and an ELC pink wooden palace), while sites like ReadItSwapIt and BookMooch allow you to get books for the cost of postage.

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                      A lot of the above does take a bit of time, and to be honest if you can earn anything close to minimum wage when and where you want to it's probably not worthwhile just for the sake of it.

                      However, some are so easy it would be silly not to (for example using cashback sites for actual purchases) and some are fun (dooyooing).

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                        12.04.2009 14:42
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                        There are loads of different online perks that are accessable to the public, there are also a great range of ways to make money online, if ur willing to put a little bit of work in and know which sites are genuine and which are scams that dont really pay out.

                        Here are a list of genuine sites that can give you a bit more pocket money to spend when you put a bit of work in:

                        Dooyoo.co.uk
                        Yeah I know this one is a bit obvious, but Dooyoo is one of my favourite money making sites as it combines by love for writing, ranting and also making money ofcourse, I also think that it is the best paid website out of all the others I use, and membership is free, so there is nothing to lose. You simply give review different products, services and discussions, and also read others opinions on products you are considering buying. This is one site that I think is worth while and I have recommended to several of my friends, though they dont seem to enjoy it as much as I do.

                        Ciao.com
                        I didnt really like this site as much as dooyoo and closed my account quickly, it is a very popular site that is similar to dooyoo in the sense that you write reviews and are rated and earn money, though you dont really gain as much money from writing reviews on this site in my opinion and you need paypal to receive money which doesnt suit me, I much prefere my dooyoo cheques, though they do give the option of completing paid surveys as well which is a positive of the site, I know others who like this site, though I just didnt think it was for me.

                        Ecasher.co.uk
                        I have just started up on this site and have noticed that it takes a while to earn money if you are not willing to spend money in the first place, though there are some free clicks on the site, you get money for clicking aroung the internet through their links and looking at products, you also get monet for joining up with free memberships on different websites and companys, and also you can get money back on products that you buy online, payment is by cheque so it suits me and also there is a minimum of £10 that you can withdraw at a time. So it a bit tedious to make money on this site, but if you can be bothered to click around it may be a good site for you.

                        Ebay.co.uk OR .com
                        On Ebay you can make money by buying and selling items online for a profit, this is a much more risky way to gain cash, though the rewards can be higher and more instant than Dooyoo or other sites.

                        Well these are the 4 sites that I have haad experiance on and some are better than others, Dooyoo being my favourite though.

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                          01.03.2009 17:31
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                          Life wouldnt be the same

                          Ever since the creation of the Internet, life hasnt been the same. You can do so much now that you never used to be able to. With the internet, you can research everything, from history to goegraphy and can even learn new langagues. Most of the world use the Internet, sometimes without realising it.

                          There are so many things, I cant even count. These days, you can ever start to make money on the Internet. You can set up an online shop, or sell things on ebay, or make money by doing surveys or writing reviews, like I am doing now. It is made so easy, a chimp could do it.

                          In addition to this, shopping has been made so much easier now. You dont even need to leave the house to do shopping, all you have to do is log onto a stores website and order what you want, and the main perk of doing this is that shopping online can be cheaper as they have better offers.

                          You can watch films or listen to music online, as well as create your own. I cant believe the amount we use the internet, and without it, the world would come to a stand still, and I think that we need the Internet more than it needs us. I dont know about you, but I use it every day, and life online has been made so much easier.

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                          25.01.2009 17:25

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                          You can't actually quit your job for online money.

                          Like everybody else online, I myself always wondered if it was actually possible to get some financial benefit out of the internet. I started with googling. With the search, it seemed like money was just lying around online waiting to be picked. I wondered if its so easy to earn online, why are all these internet users not millionaire!

                          But all that glitters is not gold! Most of the websites would ask you to deposit some initial fee. Ok, I was up to earning money, not spending. Then I came by a few other websites. I got registered on some. They kept sending me an email everyday saying this is my training! I got an email everyday but I never got to know what i was supposed to do.

                          Disappointed, I decided to give up. But then I came by websites like Dooyoo and Ciao. I got registered. Wrote a few reviews. After some time, I realized dooyoo is probably the only easy money online if you are not a web developer or programmer or anything like that. So here I am, just earned half a pound, AGAIN!

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