Newest Review: ... especially in firefox. I try to do some searches every day. Then I switch back to google or yahoo. I say its easy in firefox, as the p... more
Paid to search
Member Name: RPnecroranger
Advantages: paid to search
Disadvantages: Monthly totals can be a little disheartening at first
I really cant remember why I signed up for this, it was so long ago, but its a good way to earn a few more pence.
The prospect is simple. To earn your first dollars you make yourself a homepage and add the 'search engine' to your list of search engine providors. Simples so far right?
OK so heres how it pays. You get the odd 2.5p per search you use the search engine for. Its really easy, especially in firefox. I try to do some searches every day. Then I switch back to google or yahoo. I say its easy in firefox, as the providors appear in a drop down box next to a box to put your search in ;) Theres probably something similar in IE, but I wouldnt push it with google chrome.
Its not fantastic for indepth searches, with sometimes some odd things pop up. Im not 100% sure if it only pays if you click on a page from the search, so I often select one of the top 6 listings and go visit anyway!
The home page is widget-able, but I have had very little luck with over all aesthetics so dont use it much.
You can look at your running total, but as the total is only calculated on a monthly basis you can only see what you earned last month, which can feel odd when you want to know how hard youve been searching for the past week.
So far I have earned £7.30 from 345 searches. Up to the beginning of this month). Its also worth recommending friends, as just like any 'pyramid' you will get a small % of what they are earning too.
Minimum balance for payout is £20, due between 15-30 of the month by PayPal, UK Bank Transfer or International Bank Transfer (IBAN)
Its certainly the fastest accuing earning for something I have found so far, but could be made better with weekly or even daily total updates rather than monthly, But doing around 10 searches a day soon mounts up!
Summary: Few more pennies for something you would be doing anyway....