How much time do you spend on the computer each day and how often do you use search engines? I use search engines more often than I’d like to admit.
I use them for work, to check the weather, to get answers to common questions I have, to find specific products, and so on. If you’re like me and can’t go one day without using a search engine, you might as well make money off your daily habit.
There are quite a few sites that will pay you to surf the web so it’s an easy way make some extra cash. Granted, these sites won’t make you rich, but if you’re looking to make extra money without putting forth too much effort, they’re definitely worth considering.
Swagbucks is one of the most popular sites that will pay you to surf the web. With Swagbucks, you can earn points by using their site or their app to take surveys, try out offers, watch videos, and surf the web using their Swagbucks search engine.
Using Swagbucks to surf the web is probably one of the most hands-off and easiest ways to earn points on the site. To maximize your earnings, I’d recommend setting the Swagbucks search engine as your default search engine so whenever you type in a search term, you’ll earn more points. Their search engine works just like Google.
The points you earn on Swagbucks can be redeemed for gift cards or cash via a PayPal gift card.
2. Bing Rewards
Bing is a popular search engine created by Microsoft, but it’s not as popular as Google. They make up for that though by paying you to use Bing when you’re surfing the web via Bing Rewards.
Bing rewards is easy to sign up for, and you’ll earn credits that you can redeem as cash just for using the Bing search engine on your computer or even on your smartphone. With Bing Rewards, there are different levels which will determine how much you can earn.
For level 1, you can earn 5 points per Bing search and up to 50 points per day. For level 2, you can earn 5 points per Bing search and up to 250 points per day but to reach level 2 status, you have to earn 500 points each month. You can redeem your points for gift cards or donate them.
Qmee is a cash back site that also allows you to earn cash for searching online and interacting with brands you like.
Qmee works with search engines like Google and Bing and it’s best to use when you’re shopping online because it shows relevant offers, deals, and search results that you can click on to earn cash.
Qmee will also pay you for taking part in surveys. There’s no minimum balance requirement in order to redeem your rewards and you can redeem your earnings via gift card, cash through PayPal, or donate it to a charity of your choice.
4. Wonder (Ask Wonder)
Wonder is a pretty cool site that hires researchers to answer questions online. Expert researchers who work with Wonder are responsible for:
- Recommending a product or service
- Explaining a trend or phenomenon
- Gathering statistics
- Determining the size of a market
According to their website, researchers can earn an average of $2,000 per month and work on their own schedule. Wonder pays per research task you complete.
You can learn more about the qualifications here but you must fill out an application and successfully complete a quiz and trial assignment.
5. Inbox Dollars
Inbox Dollars is another site that pays you to do simple micro tasks online. With Inbox Dollars, you can earn money by reading emails, taking surveys, playing games, and searching online and you can also use and obtain Groupons through them.
Inbox Dollars also has a mobile app along with a loyalty rewards program which is called Gold Membership. One you cash out your earnings for the first time, you’ll qualify for a Gold Membership where you can cash out weekly (rather than monthly), receive double sweepstakes entries, and you’ll also get more referrals.
One of my favorite things about Inbox Dollars is that they pay you in real cash. Gift cards are nice, but sometimes you just want cash so you can spend it however you please. To maximize your earnings, it’s recommended that you use many of the earning opportunities Inbox Dollars has available.
Searching online will probably be the easiest thing to do since you’ll be doing it anyway, but if you have a few minutes to spare each day, you could take surveys, or check out offers to earn more.
As with all of these companies, searching online has now become a popular way to earn some quick and easy money on the side.
Have you ever used any of these sites to earn money? How often do you search online?