Wednesday, June 10

Brand Institute Review

i have been a member of brand institute for a few years now. they are truly geared towards individuals in the medical field, but even so, i get invites from them at least monthly. since i have zero medical background the majority of my surveys involve naming a new pharmaceutical and the pay always ranges between $2 and $8. sometimes the surveys can drag and all the proposed names can start to sound the same. they pay paypal and you know quickly if you are disqualified so you never feel you wasted your time with them.

i am sure anyone in the healthcare/medical field could really clean up on this site. they also offer a VIP status (which i am) that offers additional perks like being notified first of survey opportunities, being able to refer friends and being able to go directly to the site to view any open surveys. the process of becoming a VIP involves completing a questionnaire and emailing them a copy of your drivers license/ID (which i found unusual but still complied).

paypal payment does take several weeks-- so much so, you forgot you even took the survey and it's a nice surprise! definitely a departure from traditional survey sites and worth the registration. many countries outside the USA are also accepted.

Sunday, June 7

The Easiest and Best Cure for Hiccups


on a completely unrelated subject, i truly have found THE CURE for hiccups and it couldn't be easier.

Wednesday, June 3

Team Noesis--Be a 'Noe It All'


i have no idea how i found this site but i have done 2 'shopping missions' for them and have earned an easy $40 amazon gift card each time. i just love the name: a Team Noesis Noe it all!

both projects involved a short initial online screener and then a few weeks later i was notified i was accepted. i had to go to target or walmart, locate specific toys and take a few photos. once home i just needed to upload the photos and answer some questions---easy-peasy! 

register now! (and i would be forever grateful if you included my email as your way both of us are entered for a prize!)

Thursday, May 28

Join Johnson & Johnson's Online Community!

join this family friendly research panel from Johnson & Johnson Company. i don't seem to have very much activity on this panel but recently i was given a product to test (and keep) and to make that deal even sweeter they also threw in $10 for my participation!

i especially think households with infants would get many opportunities to test their products. sign up is simple and then you can just wait for emails!

good luck!

Friday, May 22

1Q: The 1 Question App that Pays

have you tried 1Q yet? if not, sign up now! they simply ask 1 single question and then you get paid instantly via paypal once you answer. you have to act quick--most questions expire in 5 minutes. questions pay 50 cents but you do have option to 'reduce your fee' to 25 cents per question which apparently makes you more attractive to companies and increases your chances of being given questions over others.

the action on this site seems to come in waves. some months i hear nothing and others i may get 3 questions. it's not a lot by any means but these questions are truly just a single 'yes or no' answer so it doesn't get more effortless than that. it also is available to countries outside the US---just attempt to register to see if yours is one of them.
sign up here!

Saturday, May 16

Register with Iowa Opinion Panel--Open Nationwide.

this is a little site i discovered in the past few months. although they primarily cater to iowa residents, the panel is open nationwide to anyone age 18 and over.

they do reward you with some points even if you disqualify from a survey and they pay out incentives with amazon gift codes. 1000 pts. equals a $20 amazon gift card so they are really paying double what many panels pay! surveys pay out anywhere from 25 to 250 pts. each so it accumulates rather quickly. i don't get too much action from them but if you live in iowa you probably would have many more opportunities.

Friday, May 15

BuzzBack Survey Panel Review

okay, a year ago i would never imagine i would be recommending this site but lately it has really turned around for me.

granted, i still delete the majority of survey email offers since they are usually only $1 or $2 for a 20 minutes survey but in the last couple months i actually have been offered AND COMPLETED 3 surveys at $10 a pop for 20 minutes of time and one product test that paid $50! suddenly i am excited to see a buzzback email hit my inbox!

if you haven't signed up yet or stopped using them long ago, consider giving them a chance today.

they have many rewards, including amazon and paypal, but do take 6-8 wks before paying up.

link to join:

Monday, May 11

Field Agent Review

although i have reviewed this app before, it was awhile ago and i think it's time to talk it up again. this is one of my favorite mobile money makers.

upon initial inspection, the site seems to basically be audits at specific locations, i.e.. take a photo of the 'as seen on tv' display at walgreens.

Wednesday, May 6

NEW Renuzit Pearl Scents Review and Giveaway!


Beautiful Air by Design

Living with 2 cats and 2 boys, I am always looking for easy ways to fragrance my home. Well, Renuzit has just introduced their newest home fragrance product, Pearl Scents. I believe they did offer a similar product in the past which I never tried. I can tell you that this line is FABULOUS. I received the Blue Sky Breeze to sample and was impressed at how noticeable the scent was. I am always using various methods to fragrance my home and the Pearl Scents are very effective and very easy to use---no flames, no oils, no outlets needed!

Thursday, April 30

Even More Focus Groups!

like i have said before--scoring focus groups is where the money is at. consequently, many many people are vying for a handful of slots. register for every focus group you can find to increase your odds. yes, it is a pain to fill out that initial profile but once it's done you are in their database and ready to get screeners!

Sunday, April 26 $30 Sign Up Bonus or SCAM?


did more digging and definitely do not feel good about this one. i looked up the domain 
on and it received a trust score of '0' (the lowest score possible), is based out of the ukraine, is only 2 months old and the owner of the site is using a service to hide their identity---all huge red flags. i would stay far away!!

i just discovered this site. i couldn't believe a legit survey company would be offering $30 just to sign up so i immediately signed up of course and decided to check it out.

Friday, April 24

Bing Rewards

UPDATE! sadly i have been banned from bing rewards. they detected i was using bot software. so i will say if you chose to use a bot please proceed with caution and know you many likely get banned as well. rewards are very slow without using a bot though :(

oh, how i wish i had jumped on the bing rewards train sooner! i just started 2 weeks ago and already cashed in for a $5 amazon! it's really super easy to rack up the points. bing actually pays you in points for searches! every single day. you can earn 15 pts daily for computer searches, 10 pts daily for mobile searches and then they always throw in a bonus search or two to make it fun. typically every 2 searches equals 1 pt. i immediately found this way too time consuming so i did some digging and found there are bots out there designed to do all the searching for you and they are free! i am sure it would be easy for bing to shut this practice down but i guess numbers are numbers and that is what bing is going for to irritate rival google. every morning i log in and click on the bonus search and then i use this bot site that automatically does all my searches for me! check it out here:
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