CashCrate has been around for 6 years and has paid out $3.9 million to its users. It is my personal favorite money-making site and I can't recommend it enough.

Monday

Passive Income With Your Mobile Phone and Perk TV

Making money from home is a hell of a lot simpler when you can have multiple revenue streams that require little to no input. Swagbucks nets me $30 per month with little effort and now Perk.com has come to my attention, which has its own mobile app. Like the SBTV and EntertaiNow apps from Swagbucks, the PerkTV app will continuously play videos (advertisements) and will reward you with points for each one you view. As per usual, you can also earn points via surveys, completing offers, referring others, etc. Points can be redeemed for a variety of gift cards, Paypal cash, and an assortment of physical prizes.

Thursday

Free Passive Bitcoins Daily

To many, BitCoin and other "magic internet money" seems like nothing more than a fad, but it ain't no passing craze. This ball is already rolling, and there's no stopping it. There are dozens of cryptocurrencies in existence, and few of them will be successful. BitCoin was the first, and has secured itself as a respectable form of digital cash that's seen continual growth with no signs of stopping. And due to the nature of BitCoin, it becomes more scarce over time, increasing value. There is a finite number of BTC, hence why it's called "mining" BitCoin. For anyone new to the concept, I recommend listening to this episode of Joe Rogan's podcast, in which he has an expert on who explains what exactly BitCoin is, and what it isn't.

The best way to make money with BitCoin is to have started mining when it was first created. As the number of people mining increases, so does the difficulty, meaning it's becoming less profitable as time goes on. But there are other ways to get BitCoin aside from mining with hardware. Qoinpro.com is one such method, which gives out free BitCoin (and a few other cryptocurrencies) for free each day. All you need to do is create a free account, and that's it. You'll receive a very miniscule amount per day, but free is free. Who knows, maybe you'll check it in 10 years just to find out that one of those other currencies you were getting for free each day took off, leaving you with a nice stack of digital cash, which you could then spend on real-world goods or convert to "real" money. The reason sites like these are able to give away small amounts of BTC to the thousands of users that visit them is because they're making money on ad revenue. They directly pay you small amounts of BitCoin for indirectly making them money by viewing the ads.

BitCoin is a train that is only picking up speed. The sooner you start accumulating BTC in as many ways as possible, the better off you'll be.

Wednesday

Listia is a Great Way to Get Rid of Your Unwanted Junk

Ebay and Amazon are two of the best ways to make extra money from home by selling your unwanted junk or flipping items you've found on the cheap. However, some items just don't move... ever. Listia.com can be a great alternative for items you can't sell online or via craigslist. Listia is an auction site that uses a proprietary currency (credits) for the exchange of goods. You list something, and other users bid on it with credits, but you can ask for cash to cover shipping. Listia may not have the traffic that Ebay or Amazon do, but it's a much different kind of site. Because it uses a proprietary currency, people are more willing to bid on things they may not pay cash for, and they may even overpay if they really want the item. At the time of this writing, I've listed over 40 items I haven't been able to unload anywhere else, and nearly all have been bid on. My first auction completes in a day, but I've already made 4000 credits (approximately $7 worth) by linking my Facebook account and going through Listia's tutorial. Credits can also be earned by filling out surveys and referring others. If you want to turn your credits into some form of cash, Listia directly lists Amazon gift cards up to $75 in value, and there are many more to be found among user listings.

If you use my link to sign up, you'll get a bonus 250 credits, and I'll get 500 when you complete your first auction. It's a win-win.

Saturday

My Daily Online Money-Making Routine

As the number of home-based money-making options you discover increases, you may start to feel overwhelmed with all the possibilities, not knowing how to efficiently manage  which sites should be getting your time. Over time, you'll come to focus on a handful of methods, discarding those that are redundant. My daily routine consists of both active earners (get paid x amount per x task), passive (requiring little to no real effort) and long-term, residual (might not make much right away, but slowly builds over time and can later make you money while you're not actively working on it) sources of income.

SwagBucks.com has quickly become one of my favorite money-makers, and requires the least amount of work for what I actually make from it. Every day, I start off by clicking through the NOSO (no-obligation special offer) section and answering the daily poll. That's 3 SB (or cents) per day. Then I turn to my android device, which is where the real cash is made. With the SBTV app, you can make 50 SB per day. Videos are cycled through automatically, with ads played in between each. Every 5 videos nets you 2 SB. After reaching the limit in SBTV, I turn to the EntertainNow app, which operates similarly, albeit with slightly slower earnings, and caps at around 40 SB per day. 93 cents per day isn't much, but considering that it's entirely automatic and can be done while working on other methods, it's one everyone should include in their routine. This will allow you to redeem a $5 Amazon gift card every 5 days, at least. Utilizing the SwagBucks toolbar for searches will average another 10 or 20 SB daily. 

After starting up my SwagBucks apps, I head over to Crowdini.com, a simple game wherein you attempt to predict the majority answer on the day's poll question. Answering correctly will see you advance to the next round. The last one standing wins the prize, usually a $25 gift card of some sort. Answering incorrectly will automatically enter you into a new contest the following day, so there's no need to wait around for the original to finish.


CashCrate.com, as you can probably tell by the banner above, is my biggest online money-making method, and is what I would recommend those interested in making a large chunk of extra cash each month focus most of their active working time on. Surveys are the most dependable money-maker here, though you may not always qualify for them. Free offers can also be a very quick way to make extra cash. For example, I made $4.50 just for signing up for a free trial of Hulu Plus. Just be sure you cancel any free trials before they end if you don't want to continue the service, otherwise you may be charged. Doing one survey or offer a day will guarantee you a $20+ payment at the end of the month. This should take around 15 minutes each day.

WebAnswers.com is my final major stop for the day. I try to answer a few questions each day to keep my hidden quality score from deteriorating, which ensures bonus ad placements on my behalf. By efficiently building a base of content in the form of answers, this guarantees some amount of money each month paid to your google AdSense account. Given the nature of search engines, page views, and click-through rates, it's hard to predict with any degree of accuracy how much you'll make here. Some days it's a few bucks, others days it's nothing. However, as your answer count continues to climb, you'll begin to see more consistent earnings. It's a numbers game with this one, and one of the more enjoyable sites to work on. 

Other than the major sites listed above, I have QMee installed, which displays monetized links during Ebay, Amazon, and search engine queries. These typically pay anywhere from 6 to 12 cents each, varying depending on how often you click the links. This is practically free money, albeit it only a few bucks per month. With no minimum cashout, you can withdraw at any time. 

Hopefully this post can be of some use to those looking to establish their own daily money-making routine from home.

Tuesday

Sites with the best referral programs

Cashcrate is my highest earning site, in large part due to their excellent referral program. At the bronze level, you make 20% of what your referrals earn, and 10% of what your second-level referrals earn. You also get 5 cents for each survey they complete, and $3 when they reach $10. At the Silver level, activated when 150 active referrals (a referral who has completed an offer) or making $500 total, the money starts to pick up significantly as the option to earn $1 whenever a referral becomes active instead of the usual $3 bonus becomes available. People are more likely to fill out an offer or two before quitting than they are to reach $10. In addition to this new option, percentages increase from 20/10 to 25/10 for referral earnings, and cap at 30/20 for the Elite level.

TreasureTrooper has a comparable referral system to CashCrate. If anything, it's slightly worse at first, but significantly better the more users you refer. First/Second level commissions start at 20/5, with 5 cents per survey each referral completes only becoming available at the Silver level. But Silver level here only requires 5 active referrals, defined as anyone having signed up past a certain date that has made just $5. At Gold level (50 active) a $1 bonus for each new active referral is added, and the 5 cent per survey bonus is increased to 7. So far, this is pretty crap. The 20/5 percent rates don't ever increase, and CC has all this and more. However, if Diamond level can be reached (300 active) the rewards are enormous. A $5 bonus when a referral cashes out for the first time is added, daily survey commission is increased to 10 cents from 7, and you get a 300 DOLLARS bonus. Had I realized this $300 bonus existed when I was first signing up and testing out dozens of sites, I probably would have put CC on the backburner. It's no easy task to refer 300 people who will earn $5 on a survey site, but getting to that level means an instant $300, plus hundreds more from passive referral earnings. They also offer a unique way to earn referrals by writing on $1 bills. Much like "Where's George", people can go to TreasureTracker.net, enter the bill's serial number, enter their location, find out where it's been, and are then given the opportunity to sign up for TreasureTrooper. TT knows it's your referral because you enter into your account the serial #s of each bill you write on. It's tedious, but not illegal, and is probably one of the best methods to advertise a way to make money.

QMee is less of a long-term big money maker, but it is one of the simplest. For those unfamiliar with the program, it's a simple browser plugin that displays relevant ads on occasion when searches are made on merchant sites like Amazon and Ebay, or on search engines like Google and Bing. Clicking a sponsored link will pay around 10 cents a pop. The very first link is worth 30 cents, and that's to QMee's own site, showing the user how it works. Earnings can be withdrawn to Paypal at any time, and when a referral withdraws for the first time, you get 50 cents. This means that all a referral has to do for you to make an easy 50 cents is sign up, click the first Qmee link, and cash out. It's less of a long-term passive earner than a nice, quick source of filler cash, but it fills out the cracks nicely.