Saturday, February 28, 2015

10 Pay to Click and Multilevel Marketing Type Websites that are Actually Worth the Effort

10 Pay to Click and Multilevel Marketing Type Websites that are Actually Worth the Effort:

Pay to click websites that allow you to view emails, ads, videos, and websites for small amounts of money are abundant online, as are multilevel marketing websites (in fact, many of them are one in the same anymore...) They can be found in any search for "making money online" or "making money from home" and they often have bright, colorful splash pages with flashing signs (and not much substance) to lure you in!

On some of these interesting, money making, pay to click (PTC) and multilevel marketing (MLM) websites, not only can you earn cash money for tiny tasks, clicks, searches, surveys, and referrals but you can also play games, create blogs, make ads of your own, donate to charities, and/or earn rewards and prizes in addition to being paid. Sounds pretty groovy, right? So let's get going!

But wait. Before you jump head first into these seemingly fun, harmless, "little cash on the side" websites, let me warn you about a few things and give you a little advice.

1. You will not "get rich quick." It will not happen. No matter how many people you think you can refer or how many ads you think you can click, even if you sign up for every website on my list, you will not get rich quick!

2. Most of the good money that comes from websites and programs such as these comes from building a strong downline.  Try very hard to put more effort into referring new members instead of just getting caught up in the fun little tasks on the sites. If you don't, you will find yourself doing hours of work for pennies... No fun.

3. All of these PTC/MLM etc. websites are free to use. But some of them also offer upgrades. It is up to you whether or not you wish to upgrade your accounts, but let me suggest that you at least wait a few months before you decide, just to be sure that you're actually going to stick with the programs, make some money, and build solid downlines first.

4. Do not sign up for just any ol' money making website, even if it is one that you come by through another website or blog you trust. I say this because I HAVE signed up for other sites, based only on seeing them in paid emails, and due to that, I have been scammed before. Now, I know better, and I search for answers first! You need to do the same.  Do your research and find out which websites are best for you; because sometimes even experts can get duped by crafty companies these days.

5. You are going to need to have a way to be paid. Most of the websites that I will be listing today have multiple options for pay (the most popular being PayPal) so you should be able to find a way that suits you best.

So now that all THAT is out of the way, we can get to the websites!

FULL DISCLOSURE: Each website listing here has MY referral link with it, meaning when you sign up, you are signing up under me and joining my team, helping me to earn even more money as you build your team to make money too.

So yes, I am benefiting greatly from this post if people decide to sign up for these PTC, MLM, etc. programs, but I hope you know that I would lovingly share the information for free too, but this way I can help you AND eat, so... that's what I'm going for.

If you want to help others and make some money too, here are the top 10 pay to click (PTC) and multilevel marketing (MLM) type websites for you...

10 Pay to Click and Multilevel Marketing Type Websites that are Actually Worth the Effort:

1. Hits4Pay

Hits4Pay is a paid email website that allows you to earn money from reading paid emails and visiting websites as well as from referring others to the service (up to 2 levels!). Hits4Pay is user friendly, easy, and does not take up too much time. There are chances to win prizes if you DO sign up with advertiser's offers in the emails as well, so there is an added incentive to join programs of interest. Minimum cash out is $25 and is paid through Paypal once a month. 

2. Inbox Dollars

InboxDollars is a pretty fun website to earn cash and rewards on. There are paid emails (much like Hits4Pay) offers, surveys, sweepstakes, and more. There is even a prize wheel to spin that offers up cash and rewards. They have a referral program too (obviously) which is great. When one is ready to cash out at InboxDollars, they must have $30 in their accounts, and then payment is offered up through a Visa cash card or traditional check.

3. ClixSense

At Clixsense, there are lots and lots of ways to make money. From visiting websites to taking surveys to trying your luck on the ClixGrid, there are lots of fun ways to earn money here. I especially like that when you are visiting websites, the way to validate the visit involves clicking on pictures of cute dogs and cats as supplied by pet adoption site, Petfinder. How sweet is that?  A few other things I really like about ClixSense includes the fact that they allow referrals, they have free offers along with paid offers, AND they introduced me to which is a website I now just LOVE! So, there are a lot of benefits to Clixsense in my eyes. 

4. Swagbucks

Swagbucks is less of a cash site and more of a rewards site - but oh what a rewards site it is!
Just some of the rewards you can get are gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, iTunes, GameStop, and more, charitable donations to a plethora of charities, $50 cash in your PayPal account, and opportunities to plant trees and offset carbon. Some of the ways to earn Swagbucks to use on rewards include:
-Shopping at places online you would normally shop at anyway, like 
Best Buy, JC Penney,, Macy's, Kohl's,, and more
-Searching the internet through a special search powered by Yahoo
-Playing games
-Taking offers and surveys
-Getting coupons and/or using Groupon 
-Referring other users
-Watching videos (my favorite way!) With videos in categories such as
Entertainment, Music, Fashion, Health, Food, Pets and Travel, and more
there are videos for everyone to enjoy.

5. Wordlinx

Wordlinx is an ad clicking / viewing type of website. You can earn money from them by viewing ads, referring new members, having people in your downline buy upgrades, etc. The minimum payout is $10, paid through PayPal. There isn't much to say about Wordlinx because it's pretty straight forward, but to me, that's a good thing.

6. Cashcrate

Cashcrate is a cash and rewards site much like Swagbucks. You can earn here from cash offers, surveys, paid searches, and more. You can also accumulate points to redeem for rewards like gift cards to Amazon, Target, Kohl's, iTunes, Starbucks, Staples, and more. You can refer people and make money here that way as well. Cashcrate is user friendly and nice to look at. They have a 6 year proven payment history, though they have changed a bit over the years, and they are well known on the internet among the savvy rewards and couponing crowds. I myself have been a member for many years and enjoy Cashcrate, even if I don't usually visit it daily. I do know I am always welcome back though, and that feels great.

7. NeoBux

I'm new to NeoBux, so please forgive me if I don't know all there is to know about it yet. But, in general, it is an ad viewing site.  Most ads are paid, but some ads are not and instead give you chances at prizes. So far, it has been enjoyable and fairly easy to use, though head's up, there is a LOT of info. in their Terms of Service, so if you sign up, read it carefully and thoroughly.  Example: The referral program eligibility... In order to receive earnings for referrals, one must be an active member for 15 days, clicking on at least 100 ads in that time. Until then, no referrals count. After that, you can earn from one referral level as a free member of Neobux, but in order to make more from more referral levels, one must pay to upgrade their account. You can also only earn if you are being active, I believe. See? Even I need to read the TOS again!
In addition to earning money on Neobux, you can also earn points to exchange for services from them and coins to exchange for... more money! Yay!

Once I Have Met the Requirements, I will share my referral link.
If you cannot wait, simply Google NeoBux or NeoBux Review and find another reputable person to sign up through, or simply sign up by yourself through the NeoBux website.

8. BuxP

BuxP is another ad viewing website. You can earn from viewing ads and websites, taking offers, watching videos, taking video offers, referring others, and more. You can also advertise with them, get involved with cool activities with their sponsors, and buy BuxP items in their Cafepress Store (where you can also activate Shop and Earn with Swagbucks, by the way) It is a fairly easy site to navigate and use, and though I haven't been here long, I think it is one I can easily stick to.

9. CashNHits

CashNHits has 7 ways to make money including paid emails, paid ads, the Cash iN Grid, and referrals among other things. Advertisers can also benefit from this website by getting quality traffic, and a neat bonus to CashNHits is that they offer blogs where you can put up other referral programs you have and track their progress. I have not done this yet, but when I do, I will post about it, I'm sure. The minimum payout is super low at just $2, the website is nice to look at and pretty easy to navigate, and the sign in process seems to be the most secure of the whole bunch! 

10. Donkey Mails

If I'm being totally honest, I mostly joined DonkeyMails because I thought the banner ads were super cute! I mean, I did my research too! Give me some credit! It got high praise from many a member, including the member I signed up under. So what is DonkeyMail besides a money making website with adorable banners? DonkeyMail is a money making website where you can earn money by reading paid emails, clicking on paid ads, viewing websites, and referring new members.  The advertisers / sponsors are paying you, so be sure to actually care a little about the ads and websites and definitely explore the ones that appeal to you. You can also advertise through DonkeyMails for relatively cheap.


My Coke Rewards

A great reward program if you drink Coca-Cola Products is the My Coke Rewards Program
Earn points from Coca-Cola products you buy anyway and redeem them for all sorts of cool rewards.
Check it out here: My Coke Rewards

If you sign up for any of these programs under me, feel free to ask me any questions and I will do my best to help. I may not have all the answers, but I will do my very best, I promise.

I am a real person after all; a real person who is really making money online. Not a ton, as of yet, but more than yesterday. And with hard work, effort, determination, and a little help from readers like you, I will make even more money online tomorrow than today. And guess what? YOU can too!

See? It's me! Just a hippie, bohemian, free-spirit who makes some money online!

Good luck and have fun clicking away, reading emails, earning rewards, shopping, donating, playing games, discovering new websites, companies, and charities, watching cool videos, and making money online!

Peace and Love to ALL!

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 A few other money making websites I am considering but am not currently a member of:


Some ways to get referrals for your programs:

-Invite friends and family members
-Share links on social media (such as Twitter)
-Share banners and referral links on your existing blogs and websites (if allowed)
-Start a blog or website to share banners and referral links on (make sure it is allowed)
-Share referral links on forums and comment sections (if allowed)
-Write reviews, lists, etc. about these kinds of sites and include referral links (as I did here)
-Have a website or blog devoted only to these types of programs
-Purchase upgrades for the programs you are finding success with
-Create business cards to hand out in the real world
-Invite co-workers if you have a "real world" job with co-workers
-Be honest about your experiences with people who approach you with questions, but be positive as well. Never bash websites that are paying you unless you are content with no longer earning money with them.

My 5 PERSONAL Favorites from this List:


(Shh... don't tell them I have favorites...)


If anyone knows who to credit for this image, let me know. It's great!


Monday, February 9, 2015

Making Money Online in 2015

Making Money Online in 2015

Making money online IS possible. I just want to say that right off the bat. There will be lots of people who will tell you making money online is not possible, and that the internet is full of scams. I bet you want me to yell "Well... they're wrong!"  In some ways, they are. But... I can't yell it out with complete confidence, because they are wrong in some ways, but not entirely.

You see, making money online IS possible, like I said. But it isn't easy, and for some people, it may never  amount to being a liveable income. That's just reality. And yes, there are a lot of scams out there too. That's true. But I am here to tell you that if you work hard, work smart, pay attention to details, and can invest some time in it, making money online in 2015 CAN be possible for you.

How can you trust me? Well, I suppose you can't fully, as you don't know me. So I would suggest, if you are wary of any of my suggestions for making money online, look up reviews, search for the sites on the Better Business Bureau's website, etc. & NEVER sign up for something that you are not comfortable with. Period.

But I will give you a little background information on myself, if you don't already know me, so you know that I am coming from a place of love & truly trying to help you all.

I have been making money online since 2007 & I have yet to make a liveable income off of my online work alone. But, I have always been a "part timer" when it came to my online endeavors, so it isn't surprising. However, I have made enough to cover bills, pay for new clothes, buy gifts for others, order food online & receive gift cards.  So... I'm not doing THAT bad.

The best way for me to earn online has always been through my writing and affiliate marketing. Whether it was through my blogs or revenue sharing sites or through sales of my poetry books, writing combined with affiliate marketing has always been tops for me. 

But why do I want to help you? Well, for one thing, helping others helps me. (I'll get the selfish bit out of the way first.)  My blogs, my writing on revenue sharing sites, my advice, my affiliate links, my products, my books, my helpful lists & articles, my ads... they all make me money. So by helping others learn how to make money online, getting people signed up under me, etc. I am helping myself earn money too. You can do the same. It's pretty awesome.

More importantly though, I want to help people make money online so that they can spend more time at home, with family and friends, out in nature, in the community, helping others, & living happier, more fulfilling lives where they don't have to work all the time to get by! I want to help people with disabilities make money online so that they can work from home. I want to help stay at home moms make money online, so they can treat themselves to something nice once in awhile! I want to help college students make ends meet & have the money to eat well & have fun so that they can learn without being under such stress! I want to help people who want to get their writing out there for the world to see & make sure that they're actually  compensated for it! I want to make it so that people have extra money to travel, donate to charity, & live their dreams! I just really want to help my fellow humans!

So, without further ado, here are MY suggestions for making money online in 2015.

Writing and Blogging

As writing and blogging are my personal best ways to make money online, I am starting with those. Believe it or not, you don't have to be a formally trained writer to write online for money, especially not to blog online for money.  However, you do want to have a good grasp of the written word, especially if you want to get a good reputation and make really good money.

For blogging, I obviously use Blogger. However, there are other free blogging networks you can use. I just personally like blogger because I can easily incorporate Google Adsense and Amazon affiliates right into my blog. It is also super easy to format blogs, customize them, and add banners to any other affiliates you may have. I actually have several blogs:

A banner I made for my main blog years ago. 

If you're into blogging, you will definitely want to get into affiliate marketing and sales. We'll get into that in a minute. But first, let's talk writing.

I personally will be writing for very few revenue sharing sites this year. As of right now, I am only writing for Hubpages and List My Five.

On Hubpages, you get the chance to create "hubs" or articles that can be filled with pictures, affiliate marketing, adsense, links, etc. There is a lovely community of writers, and now, since they just took on Squidoo last year, there is a whole new, fresh wave of creative energy flowing there too!

It's not a huge earner, but List My Five is one of the easiest sites to write for & earn money.  You write top five lists, promote them, & make money. That's it. It's fun & easy.

My very first self-published book! You can do it too!

What other ways can you make money writing online? Well, you can:

-Self publish books on Createspace (I have 2 so far)
-Write guest posts for blogs
-Submit to magazines, websites, greeting card companies, etc. (Pays best. It can be hard to break into the market though, especially without formal training.)
-Work for a content mill (or two or five...)
-Use Sellfy to sell lists, ebooks, articles, etc.
-Post writing jobs you will do for $5 on Fiverr (You can post other things on Fiverr as well. So if you don't like to write, check out some of the other options.)
-Join other revenue sharing sites (Yahoo Contributor Network, Zujava, etc.)
-Create & sell website content through a local network
-Take legitimate writing offers on Craigslist
-Publish books through a major company (Good luck...)

Affiliate Marketing, Selling, Advertising, & MORE!

Affiliate marketing, selling, & such is definitely easier if you have a blog. But even if you don't, if you have social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, LinkedIn, etc. you can still make money this way online.

Put product banners on your blog or website &/or promote individual products in your posts &/or on social media. Amazon Associates is a great program, run by a reputable company. I personally do best with Amazon Associates during the fall/winter holiday season, starting around Halloween. 

Make money online by posting tweets on twitter, writing promotional blog posts, creating videos for advertisers, posting specific Facebook status updates, etc. Make even MORE money by referring other people (as I am now!) 

This fun, user friendly jewelry seller allows you to set up your very own jewelry boutique online for FREE & make huge commissions (more than Amazon) off of each sale. They also keep track of your customers & send them coupons & updates. In addition to making money from sales, you can make even MORE MONEY by referring other people to open boutiques, just as I am here, if you sign up through my link above. I will admit, I LOVE Kitsy Lane. They have cute items, my boutique is gorgeous, & they make selling online EASY!

Groovy bohemian necklace from my Kitsy Lane Boutique
Hits4Pay has to be one of the easiest websites I use to make money online. How does it work? Well, after you signup, you read email messages sent to a special folder in your Hits4Pay account & click on the button that says "View this Website" to go to the site that the email is advertising. You do NOT have to sign up for anything or buy anything if you don't want to. Hits4Pay pays you just for reading & looking. Now, every once in awhile, you may get an offer or newsletter that you DO want to sign up for. Great! In that case, Hits4Pay puts you into a prize drawing to get MORE money! Pretty cool, huh? I personally have found a few helpful sites & newsletters through Hits4Pay; not a ton, but a few. Finally, you can make money on Hits4Pay by referring other people to use it (as I am doing now.)  They make it very easy by providing you with banners & sample text ads so that you can promote the website without giving out any false information or making any inflated promises. (Like "making BIG money FAST!!" That's just not a promise you can make. Just like with everything else on this list, large profits are NOT guaranteed.)

With Cashcrate, you can earn cash & prizes by taking free offers, shopping at places you would normally shop, taking surveys, doing tasks, or referring new members (like I am with my link above!) It is easy, fun, & for those who shop online, an awesome way to make money on stuff you would be purchasing anyway. Smart!

Honestly, Swagbucks is much like Cashcrate, but I like it better. Why? Well, there are more options of things to do to earn your rewards beyond surveys, shopping, special offers, & the like, such as watching cool videos about entertainment, music, celebrities, etc., playing games, &/or donating to charities! You can get Amazon giftcards & so much more for just messing around online. You can also, much like Cashcrate, make money off of people you refer (such as I am doing here.)

If you sign up for CJ Affiliate (formerly Commission Junction) you can become an affiliate for many reputable companies. Promote them online through blogs, websites, social media, etc. & make money. Some programs may even offer an added incentive for referring other promoters to them.



I have used them all successfully, with Etsy being my top earner. I have friends who are VERY successful with Zazzle & Cafepress, & my sister does well with eBay.

NOTE: Be careful using Craigslist - always meet in public locations, preferably not alone, & don't give out too much information that isn't directly related to the product or products you are trying to sell.

Design & Sell on Zazzle


-Sell photos
-Create and sell websites
-Invest in online stock trading
-Run a home based business like ItWorks, Jamberry, Mary Kay, Avon, etc. that allows you to have a website & take online orders. (These are usually NOT free to start though)

I hope that these methods I use & these ideas I have offered up help at least some of you make money online in 2015. Best of luck to you all! Let me know how it goes & keep checking back for updates!

Peace & Love to ALL!
PonchoMeg: The Modern Bohemian

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Best Ways for Me to Make Money in 2014

Let's get right down to business. As you all might know, I have been a little worried coming into 2014 as far as my part time online career is concerned. This is because of a few things:

1. I didn't get as much done online in 2013 as I would have liked, so I have felt a little behind coming into 2014 (but that's okay! Right?)
2. Bubblews (which seemed like a dream come true) has forsaken me and many others; they still owe me money for my work and yet they have stopped responding to my emails. In 2013, I thought Bubblews was going to be one of my big tickets for making this whole thing a FULL time career... but alas...
3. This is year 5 of my part time, online, freelance-creative-spirit career so there is more pressure to see bigger results now from family and friends...

But I cannot let the worry get me down. And believe me, I haven't been. I've been a busy bee!

So what have I been working on?

Well, over the past few weeks, I have decided that I want to focus my energies on a small, select group of websites that actually work to make me money AND that I really enjoy using. So I am working on:

List My Five
Sponsored Tweets
My Blogs

(I am also considering working for Demand Media Studios again.
Getting upfront payments, even small ones, can sometimes add to one's peace of mind...)

I am also working on finishing up my 2nd book of poetry for Createspace.
You can see the 1st book here:

"The Beauty of the Bohemian Life" on Createspace
"The Beauty of the Bohemian Life" on Amazon

But let's talk more about these sites I am going to be making money on this year...


Squidoo is not only one of my favorites sites to make money with, but is also just one of my favorite sites. On Squidoo, writers can create "lenses" on a wide assortment of topics (pretty much whatever you want), add pictures, polls, Amazon shopping modules that you ALSO earn money from, and so much more! Squidoo members are also rewarded for their efforts with trophies, points, and special accolades for quality work and commitment to the site, which feels great! AND, to top it off, Squidoo makes it easy to donate to a plethora of different charities. (Some of my favorites to donate to include the ASPCA, Invisible Children, Room to Read, The March of Dimes, and the Squidoo Charity Fund.)

Here are a few of my lenses to check out:

PonchoMeg's Guide to Hippie, Bohemian, Free-Spirited Living: A Lens for the Counterculture
The Hippie, Bohemian, Free-Spirit Guide to Getting a Job
PonchoMeg's Guide to "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
50 Ways to Be a Better Human Being
PonchoMeg's Complete Guide to Wedding Music

These ALL have made me money. All of my lenses have.
I love Squidoo!

List My Five

List My Five is not the biggest money maker out there, but it DOES make money and it sure is fun and easy. Seriously, I think List My Five is one of the easiest sites to use to make money online off of your writing. Why?
Well, all you have to do is come up with top 5 lists for pretty much WHATEVER YOU WANT! You don't even need to include an introduction if you don't want to! It's optional!
Just 5 things...

Here are some examples of my work, including a few that could help out if you join List My Five:

Reasons I STILL Love List My Five
Things to Write About on List My Five
Ways to Write 50 List My Five Lists in 5 Days
Ways for Writers to Make Money Online
Online Training Opportunities for Hippies, Bohemians, and Free-Spirits
Bohemian Quotes
Scents Hippies Love to Smell
Twitter Tools


MyLikes is an awesome, easy program that allows you to advertise and promote cool slideshows, news stories, quizzes, celebrity gossip, and more! You can also put stuff from "Around the Web" on your website that earns you money from clicks too. (Look around my blogs - you'll see them!)

One of the coolest features of MyLikes right now is a custom domain for your big stories you share from Likes and MyLikes. When people click on the stories through your site, you make money.

Here is MY personal site through MyLikes:

Sponsored Tweets

SponsoredTweets referral badge

Sponsored Tweets is a great way to make a little extra money through Twitter if you have a good number of followers. It also has a referral program to help you bring in MORE money! 

I love Sponsored Tweets. I have been with them for almost the entire time that I have worked online part time as a freelance-creative-spirit and I have NEVER had any problems with them. They pay, they provide me with quality advertisers (that I STILL get to decide on supporting or not) AND they make it really easy to put ads up on Twitter. I love it!


Hits4Pay is a seriously awesome and easy way to make money online. It is NOT a get rich quick scheme; it takes time to build up your account and your referrals. But once you do - easy!

Even if you don't refer anyone, you can still make money with Hits4Pay, but you will have to work a little harder.

So what do you do on Hits4Pay you ask? Well, all you do is create an account, fill out tax forms, confirm your email address and Paypal email address, and then you can work.  Hits4Pay will send you Paid E-Mails in your messaging system on their site. All you have to do is read the email, click to look at the advertiser's website, and then Hits4Pay credits your account.

There is no buying, no signing up for offers you don't want, no hassles; just easy micro-work. A few cents here, a few cents there, and soon enough, you have the $25 minimum you need to cash out. I am already almost there and I JUST signed up last month.

I love it! To me, it is better than Swagbucks and Cashcrate! (And I still like and use those sites from time to time... I'm just saying that I think that Hits4Pay stands above the rest!)

Fiverr is a great website where one can offer up "Gigs" starting at $5.00 
The possibilities are almost limitless.

How it Works:
When you get hired for one of your "Gigs" on Fiverr you have a set amount of time (set by yourself) to complete the task and deliver it to the client. Once that is done and everyone is pleased, you get paid. $5 is divided between you and Fiverr - with Fiverr only taking $1.00 and giving you $4.00 out of every $5.00. Awesome!

I love Fiverr. I just started there in February of 2014, but I have already been pretty successful. I've made $32 already (Off of just one "Gig") and I have no doubts I will make more.

To see what I'm offering on Fiverr right now, click here:


Blogging is not an easy way to make money. If someone tells you it is, they are either lying, or they have some kind of amazing trick up their sleeve. It can be an amazing way to make money, but it is not easy.
To make money with blogs, you have to supply great content, quality traffic, and know how to sell - whether it's your ideas, your products and services, or other peoples' products and services.

My blogs are not always my focus, (except maybe this one and my main one) so please do not let them be a guide for you on how to best make a blog. BUT, that being said... I have still made money off of ALL of my blogs. Whether it was from Google Adsense, Amazon Affiliates, selling my book, getting referrals, or whatever; I have made money on them.

So I AM going to make sure that I keep them as more of my focus now.

Here are my Blogs:

And I also have a Tumblr blog - which is great for stuff like MyLikes and for sharing posts from Squidoo, List My Five, and my Blogger blogs:

I hope that by sharing the best ways for ME to make money in 2014 that I have helped you too. If you need any MORE assistance, please feel free to let me know! I love to help!

Connect with me on:

Twitter: @ponchomeg

Google+: +Meagan Earls 

Or shoot me an email:

Peace and Love to ALL!!!