Online earning update November 2015

EarningnovemberAs You will recall last month my earning had started to drop due mainly to PayPal closing my account and SmileCity changing hands. Looks like this month I managed to slow the decline and things started to pick up by the end of November so hopeful this is the beginning of an upward trend towards what i was earning before all of the difficulties. Now on to the statistics…

  •  PTC earning.

 

Earned this month Payments Referral sign ups
Neobux $1.17 0 3
Clixsense $14.74 2 16
BuxP $0.84 0 5
Wordlinx $0.15 0 1

Total – $16.90USD = $25.34NZD (approx)

  • Online surveys
SmileCity $7.38
MyOpinion $2.80
spidermetrix $0.50
Pure Profile $0.00
opini $0.90

Total – $11.58NZD

  • Other earning

Bitcoin – $0.14NZD

Affiliate advertising – $52.40NZD

  • Costs

site hosting – $18.08NZD

  • Total earning: $89.46
  • Payments received: $141.00
  • Total –> $89.46 – $18.08(hosting) = $71.38NZD earned.
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Smilecity payment proof 13

Smilecity payment 13Now that I have a new PayPal account and PayPal payments have finally been added to Smilecity, I will cash out a large amount of payments that built up while there was no cash out option available. This does not mean I am currently making large amounts on Smilecity however, as the referral system has been changed so that I earn nothing. After a few initial payment proofs for the coming weeks, you should see that the earnings have dropped dramatically after Survey International took over and made changes to the way the site works.

In saying that, there is money to be made from completing surveys and SmileCity stands up as well as any other international survey site in frequency and amount paid per survey.

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Clixsense payment proof 8

clixsense paymentAnd quick as a flash, here is my 8th payment from Clixsense. My earnings from this fine site have really picked up over the time I without a PayPal address, so I have a bit of catching up to do in terms of cashing out. Clixsense deposits your money directly into your PayPal account and I have never had any troubles or delays in all of my tim using them. Still very highly reccomend this site if you are into paid to clik. And if you are not this could be a great site to start, as it is very easy to sign up and start clicking ads for money. Navigating the site for a short period of time should give you all the information you need to get started.

 

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ClixSense

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ClixSense payment proof 7

ClixSensePaymentProof7Ok now that I have a new PayPal account I can accept payments. And there are plenty to come in the next few weeks.

Here is my 7th payment from ClixSense and for the 7th time, no problems at all with cashing out. This payment is for $7.85USD, which equates to $12.02NZD at the time I am writing this. $8.00 is the minimum cashout and after PayPal takes their cut, we end up with $7.85.

 

There is not much I can say about ClixSense, that I haven’t already, but I can say that it continues to be a paying and trustworthy site that I will continue to use. I do not hesitate to reccommend you do the same if you are looking to make a little extra online. Actually, due to the continuing extra money from referrals that ClixSense offers, I am making more on this site than any other and Clixsense has probably overtaken BuxP as my favorite paid to click site.

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Online earning update October 2015

Displaying EarningsOctober.pngYou will be able to see the story of what has happened this month by the end of the article. it has been a slow month for me in the earnings department as a lot of time is still taken up trying to recover my money from PayPal and I am sad to say that I had lost a bit of motivation during the month of October. You will see how my earnings have started to drop off. I am moving on to next month now with renewed purpose and I am happy to say that there will be many payments to come in November, so check back soon for some more good news.

  •  PTC earning.

 

Earned this month Payments Referral sign ups
Neobux $1.30 0 2
Clixsense $4.21 1 6
BuxP $0.79 0 2
Wordlinx $0.20 0 1

Total – $6.50USD = $9.76NZD (approx)

  • Online surveys
SmileCity $10.90
MyOpinion $7.18
spidermetrix $5.00
Pure Profile $0.00
opini $0.00

Total – $23.08NZD

  • Other earning

Bitcoin – $0.24NZD

Affiliate advertising – $53.00NZD

  • Costs

site hosting – $14.82NZD

  • Total earning: $86.08
  • Payments received: $7.85
  • Total –> $86.08 – $14.82(hosting) = $71.26NZD earned.
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News from SmileCity

The good news…

Smilecity has added the option to cash out you points into your PayPal account. this is excellent news that many have been waiting for. There has been no way of cashing out your points since SmileCity was acquired by Survey Sampling International a few months ago. You will have to have a balance of 2000 to cash out $20.00 which means that all points are now worth a bit more than they used to be. Now points are worth one cent each. more good news for those of us who have points in our account.

Now that SmileCity is associated with a large group of survey sites, I have noticed an increase in the frequency of surveys meaning that you will be able to earn more by spending more time filling out surveys.

And now the bad…

As part of their changes I have also noticed that the ‘refer a friend’ option has been changed drastically. Now you can earn a MAXIMUM of $5.00 from referring a MAXIMUM of 5 friends who use your referral link and complete a survey. I was earning a significant amount from referring people to SmileCity and thought we were enjoying a mutually beneficial relationship, only to have it changed without notification. I have emailed them regarding there new decision and I got the usual ‘copy and pasted’ email from the site. Looks as though the customer service of this site still leaves a lot to be desired. The text of our communications are as follows:

“Question:I notice that you have changed the rewards for referring others to your site. Previously i was rewarded with 200 points for everyone I referred (that continued to use the site and earned 400 points for themselves). As you can probably see from my account, I was referring many new users to sign up to SmileCity. On average, about 30 a month from memory. The changes you have made suggest, after I have earned the first $5.00, i will no longer be rewarded for referring others in any way. Is that right? Is there any other referral program you can offer to someone in my position so we can both continue to enjoy what I considered a fruitful relationship?”

Thank you for your enquiry.

The Refer A Friend programme gives you the opportunity to refer new members to our survey community and earn extra points to your account.  You can obtain your unique Refer-a-friend link in your account.  Please note that you can only receive referral points to a maximum of (5) successful referrals.  Each referral has the opportunity to earn $1 worth of points.  

You are only eligible to receive these referral points if:
1. The member signed up using the referral link you provided.  If they signed up directly from the website, you will not be eligible to receive your referral points.
2. The referral has completed their first client survey (PRJ).  Note that Profile Surveys do not count in this programme.

If your referral successfully completed their first survey, please allow 1-2 weeks for the referral points to be credited to your account.  

Thank you.

Best regards,
SmileCity Member Service Team

 

Thank you SmileCity Member Service Team,

this is the same information that is already on your site. I am looking for information specific to what I outlined in my message. Can you direct me to someone that can help?

Regards,

 

Russ Benk

At time of writing, 3 days have past and I have not received an answer yet. If this one change was resolved, I would continue to recommend SmileCity as the best survey site available to kiwis, but for now it has faded into just another generic survey site.
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Online earning update September 2015

The end of last month and the beginning of this one has been very hectic. I am still wrestling with PayPal, but it looks now as though i will be able to recover all of my money that they stole. The amount of documents and communications I have had to supply them makes me wonder if this is some sort of blackmail scheme to extort peoples personal details from them. But that is likely the conspiracy theorist in me, thinking to hard about it. Well it does look like I am back on track and will be able to focus my attention on earning extra money online again and here is my earning report for last month, I know it is a little late, but all of the administrative combat has robbed me of time also. I have many payments waiting for me to claim and you will be seeing them in the next few weeks as I have gotten myself back on track.

  •  PTC earning.

 

Earned this month Payments Referral sign ups
Neobux $1.73 0 0
Clixsense $4.12 0 4
BuxP $0.55 0 1
Wordlinx $0.10 0 0

Total – $7.40USD = $10.99NZD (approx)

  • Online surveys
SmileCity $10.59
MyOpinion $3.91
spidermetrix $0.17
Pure Profile $0.00
opini $1.65

Total – $16.32NZD

  • Other earning

Bitcoin – $0.10NZD

Affiliate advertising – $109.00NZD

  • Costs

site hosting – $15.47NZD

  • Total earning: $136.41
  • Payments received: $0.00
  • Total –> $177.16 – $15.47(hosting) = $120.94NZD earned.
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Dropping PureProfile

I have not recieved a survey invitation from pureprofile for at least 1 year and am not making any money from it. I am not sure what has happened as my account is up to date with all of my profile information and I am still getting survey invitation from other sites, so I am not sure what the problem is.

I am going to save the extra couple of minutes logging on everyday and use it for something a little more productive, like maybe persuing PayPal. I will keep my account open and if they email me with a survey I will complete it. I feel like you need to make the call especially when trying to earn extra money online. There are so many programs and option out there around the internet promising the moon. You need to be picky when deciding what to work on or continue working on.

I would be curious to know if any of you others out there are getting surveys from Pureprofile. Anyone still making money with this site? Anyone in New Zealand getting surveys? Let me know in the comments if you are.

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Online Earning update August 2015

  • Submitted documents to PayPal

I have managed to acquire and submit the documents PayPal has demanded from me, in order for me to have full control of my account again. I have put off making any cash out requests this month until I can get full access to my account again. Hopefully this will be over the next few days and I can start posting more payment proof next month.

  • Tentatively starting using SmileCity again

I finally got a message from SmileCity support, which didn’t answer my question, but did give me a small amount of confidence in the site because support is still being given. Basically the response didn’t address the lack of payment options. But as gift cards have been and continue to be available I decided to continue with this site for a bit longer in the hopes that they make good with the vague promise of PayPal option in the ‘coming months’. The time away from SmileCity shows in the smaller profits from them this month.

  •  PTC earning.

 

Earned this month Payments Referral sign ups
Neobux $1.25 0 2
Clixsense $7.33 0 2
BuxP $0.44 0 4
Wordlinx $0.33 0 0

Total – $9.35USD = $14.88NZD (approx)

  • Online surveys
SmileCity $6.41
MyOpinion $1.90
spidermetrix $0.67
Pure Profile $0.00
opini $4.20

Total – $13.18NZD

  • Other earning

Bitcoin – $0.10NZD

Affiliate advertising – $149.00NZD

  • Costs

site hosting – $15.41NZD

  • Total earning: $177.16
  • Payments received: $0.00
  • Total –> $177.16 – $15.41(hosting) = $161.750NZD earned.

 

 

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Response from SmileCity

It seems that SmileCity isn’t dead yet. 17 days after I made a support request regarding the disabled payments, SmileCity have responded with the following email:

Thank you for your email.
For the full list of available redemption options, please kindly visit our redemption page:
http://www.smilecity.co.nz/redeem/
Sincerely,
SmileCity Member Service Team”

I had already checked this page, but returned to see if there has been any change.

There are 3 options to choose on the ‘redeem’ page. The first called ‘Instant Cash Out’ allows you to exchange your points for a Flexi eGift cards that you can choose to spend at Domino’s, JB hi-fi, iTunes, Event Cinema or ticketmaster ONLY. As I am trying to earn money not gift/prizes, I would prefer not to use this option.

The second option is labelled ‘Traditional Cash Out’ and is the option I have been using for the past 12 payments without a problem, now there is the message: “As part of the recent change in corporate structure of SmileCity, we regret to inform you that cash out via EFT bank transfer is no longer available. Instead we are working to add PayPal as a cash out option in the coming months.” So that option is also out.

The third option is ‘Charity’. Nice idea, but also not what I am after.

After following the advice given to me in SmileCity’s rather vague email, I have determined that there are still no payment options available from SmileCity. The closest you can get is a Flexi eGift, which may be a decent option if you are after a little gift from doing surveys, but not really ‘money’ as such.

It is encouraging however, that support is still open even it it does take 17 days to get a response. I will be using SmileCity again now in the hope that the PayPal cash out option mentioned will be coming in the next few month. If not, who knows maybe I will get enough points to get a PS4 from JB hi-fi. This could take sometime though. I will open my links to SmileCity again, but I do caution that only giftcards are currently available.

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