Monday, April 13, 2009

How To Ensure You Get Paid Doing Online Surveys

Another couple helpful tips for you guys.

Along with making a sheet to keep track of the offers you've submitted and what company they were with, and multiple email accounts, be sure to use Firefox or Opera when you're completing surveys, and make sure to delete your cookies between each offer.

For some reason, most paid surveys and offers on CashCrate confirm and credit your account quicker if you use Firefox or Opera as your browser. To ensure you receive credit for your time doing these paid surveys, one of these two browsers will work best. Firefox can be downloaded here. Opera can be downloaded here.

Cookies are stored on your computer and alerts a website if you have been there before. If you find you're using different emails, but still not being credited, this may be the reason. If you use a different email address for the same company, BUT have no deleted your cookies between doing these paid surveys, the company will know you have been there before, thus not crediting your account for the amount of the survey.

Deleting your cookies is very easy. In Firefox, click on the "TOOLS" tab. Next click on "OPTIONS" and then the "PRIVACY" tab at the top. Lastly, click the "SHOW COOKIES" button in the middle of the box, and then the "REMOVE ALL COOKIES" button. This will clear any cookies that have been stored on your computer. Again, you want to make sure you do this after every survey or offer you complete.

As always, if you have any questions you can always contact me by email, or through the CashCrate message center.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

A Peak Inside Paid Surveys

Many people have asked me exactly how a paid survey site like CashCrate is set up. They ask if the layout of the site is user friendly, easy to figure out, and easy to navigate. The answer: yes. Not only is CashCrate the best free paid survey site around, it's easy to use.

I thought it may be helpful to provide this video tutorial of how easy it is to make money with paid surveys on CashCrate.

If at any time you have any questions about how something works, and you are one of my referrals, I'll always be more than happy to help you out in any way possible.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Helpful Tip for CashCrate

I've came up with a tip I've found fairly useful when filling out surveys and offers on CashCrate. It has helped me keep better track of what I'm doing.

I decided the other day to make a table in Word. In the first column I list the email addresses I'm using. Then I make columns numbered 1-10. For each survey or offer I complete, in the row with the email address I used, I write down what the offer name was and for which company. When you go through an offer, it usually has the name of the company in the URL bar. If it's Eversave, Brandarama, etc. This will help you keep track of which email you have submitted to which company, and increase your chances of confirmations and payout.

Here's an example:

Hope that helps you guys some :)

Finally, a GPT Site (Survey Site) That Really Works!

If you've stumbled across this blog, you're probably a lot like me: you're trying to find a scam-free, legitimate way to make some extra money. After much searching, researching, and reading, I've finally found a GPT site (also known as a Survey site) which actually works.

At this point in my life, I'm a wife and mother. I was looking for some way to add on to my existing income. During my search for an authentic GPT site, I was in places you may find yourself in now. I've been that high school student looking to make spending money. I've been that broke college student searching for a way to make income around my class schedules. I've been that single mom trying to find a way to earn a little extra cash for my son's birthday present. I, myself, have been down all these paths and know that finding a resource for income that is flexible is like finding a needle in a haystack.

Finally, after all this time and all this searching, I found CashCrate. Every review I read about this program was positive. Every member I talked to confirmed how this site actually works. The general consensus was overwhelmingly positive, making it a constant I couldn't ignore.

So, I figured, why not sign up and have a look around. There is NO registration fee and absolutely NO maintenance fees. How can it be possible, then, for a site like CashCrate to not only operate, but to pay its members for doing surveys? I'll tell you why, but first let me tell you how!

CashCrate has been around since 2002. During that time, that have earned the reputation of being a completely reputable company that does what they say they will: pay you to take surveys and complete offers. CashCrate has over ONE MILLION members and rightly so. Their dedication and reputation lends itself to this fact. They pay their members, they pay on time, and they have the best referral profit ratios out there. (More about that and other ins and outs in my next blog.)

Now here's the why: Advertising is key for companies. The more a company advertises, the more business they have and the more money they make. In order to advertise properly, a company needs to know who is buying their products and how often. This way, they're able to customize their advertising to cater to their target audience. The company then also knows which type of media is more effective, i.e. television, radio, print ads, etc.

A company pays CashCrate X amount of dollars to offer their members a survey on their site. Why wouldn't they? The company has the potential of getting feedback from over one million people! CashCrate's members take the survey and provide the company the information they need to advertise more effectively. For taking the time to do this, and helping them make money, CashCrate pays their members a certain amount for this service. It's basically a you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours business scenario. And an effective one!

ANYONE can make money by doing this. It's an easy, free, and totally effective way to make some money. You never have to pay any fees, like with most other survey sites, and you can do it at anytime it's convienent for you. Try CashCrate out and get hooked on making extra cash like I did :-P

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

CashCrate 101 - Step by Step Starter Guide

I thought before I get into some more in-depth explanations of how to make money on CashCrate, it would be more helpful to first provide a step by step guide to help you get started. Rest assured, a more thorough guide (or guides, as some topics need to be broken down by themselves) will follow very soon.

Step By Step to CashCrate

1. Choose an email provider and make several email accounts. Make a list of your email accounts and their corresponding passwords. If you want to get a step farther, you could make this list in a word document and include about 15 blanks out from the address. This will help you keep track of how many offers you've submitted with that address and when it's time to change to another email address.

2. Go HERE and make an account. It will not cost you ANYTHING to sign up OR use this program. Any "Get Paid To" (also know as GPT) program that asks you for a registration fee is probably a scam. Beware of those.

Fill out your form with ACCURATE information. If you provide false information, not only will you not be credited for the offers and surveys you complete, you take the risk of your account be closed and you being banned from using the program.

3. Go to the email address you provided CashCrate and confirm it by clicking the CashCrate link. Congratulations! You are now on your way to making money.

4. Once you login, fill out the rest of your information, using true addresses, etc. This alone puts $1 in your account.

5. Have a look around the site. Click on different tabs to see what information is available to you and learn more about points and prizes. There's much more to CashCrate than just getting a paycheck! Take a look towards the top right side of the page. You will see (This Month's) Earnings, Pending Earnings, and Points. This month's Earnings is how much you've made. Pending earnings are offers you've submitted, but are still waiting to be confirmed by either you, or the company you completed them for. Points are self explanatory, and can be redeemed for gift cards, iPods, cameras, and other cool prizes.

6. Once you're done familiarizing yourself with the site, click the Complete Offers link. Here you will see all of the offers available to you and can begin completing them.

Click an offer to begin. Make sure you read the information under the offer link, so you know any additional information you may need in order to get credit for the offer. Examples of this are to fill out the first page of information, and then complete one offer.

Fill in the information it requests with accurate details. Click submit and complete any additional offers the instructions have requested. You can keep clicking "Skip" or "No, thanks" until you see one that's either easy or half interests you. Make sure you read the info on the additional offers before clicking submit on them. Some will want to try to charge your phone number so much per month. This information is usually in bold and easy to spot. Skip past these types of offers. Keep clicking "Skip" or "No, thanks" until you get to the end of the offers. Usually, you will get a message on the top right of the page telling you you've completed the survey.

If you receive any pop-ups while going through, just minimize them, don't close them out immediately. This lets the company you are completeing the offer for know you were actually at their site, and "looked around" :)

If you're using the sheet you made in Word with a list of your email accounts, check off one of the blanks or boxes for this offer.

7. After you've completed the offer information, go back to the CashCrate Complete Offers page and click SUBMIT for the offer you've completed. Clicking these submit offers with out actually doing the offer will not make you money. Once the offer companies report back to CashCrate, CashCrate will know you didn't complete the offer and will take the total off your pending earnings.

Go to the email address you provided on the offer. You should either have already gotten an email from them or will receive one shortly. You must open the email and click the link inside to confirm that your email address is valid and accurate. This will put money in your Earnings Total and take it off of the Pending Total.

And there you have it. It's that easy. After you've done a few offers, you'll get more familiar with how they're done and can really breeze through them, making yourself .50 or .40 every couple of minutes. :)

What are you waiting for? Get started making extra money now!!!!

Monday, April 6, 2009


I'm the type of person that has to see something to believe it.

My name is Jill. I'm a 28 year old mother with a regular full-time job. As so many of us have lately, I find myself and my family in need of extra cash to make ends meet. For the past couple of years, I've heard about countless companies that offer internet surveys for cash or some other "Get Paid To" (GPT) program. I've also heard of countless companies who run this program as a scam.

After forever hearing of this type of money making business, I decided to do some investigating to find out if there truly are any legitimate companies out there that offer money for your opinion. It took me a while, but I finally found one. The name?

Again, I'm not the kind of person to just jump into something without researching it thoroughly to make sure it is what it claims to be. I mean, you know, if something seems to good to be true.... I've spent hours on the internet researching this company, looking for reviews, and reading others' blogs and finally came to the conclusion that this company is, in fact, exactly what it claims to be.

I've just started with CashCrate, but I have seen countless other CashCrate member's actual checks. I have contacted and spoken to many of these individuals to validate that they are, in fact, actual people and are truly making money with this website. I was surprised to not only find that it actually works, but to also find the number of people who are involved with this company making money. offers money to their members in exchange for completing surveys and offers online. This site is absolutely free (huge plus). You do not have to pay anything to become a member, participate in the surveys or offers, or take part in the wealth of knowledge they have on their forums. You can actually network with other people who are working towards the same goal you are - making money on the site.

You get paid for the surveys and offers, and you also get paid for referring people to CashCrate and getting them to sign up. In addition, for however much money they make CashCrate will give you 20% of that amount. Now don't get this confused... they're not taking money from your referrals to give to you. They're matching 20% of what your referrals make. For every person your referral gets to sign up, they match you 10% of what THEY make. There are also multiple ways you can earn points on the site to trade for gift cards at places like Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Macy's, Amazon, and a ton more. A lot of times, you earn points along with filling out your regular surveys. Each day, you have the opportunity to take two daily surveys for .80 each. That's $1.60 right there.

If you're interested in more information on this program or can't quite decide what to do, feel free to email me with any questions you have. I'd be more than happy to help :)