Y5soedQdgmUj0v_FJtE4tx4KV9s The Coupon Butterfly: July 2011

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Get Paid For Writing Articles

     Last year, while in the midst of making a final decision on whether or not to quit my full-time job, I stumbled upon Textbroker.  I thought to myself  "Here we go with another scam website that promises to pay you for working from home."  I decided to do a little research on the company and was prepared to read countless negative reviews about how people were scammed but something happened, I couldn't find anything negative about the company.  I spent the next half hour or so reading the positive reviews that people had left about Textbroker on numerous blogs and decided that they were worth giving a shot.  I mean, what was the worst thing that could happen?  

     I clicked on the Author's Registration tab and filled out all of the required information.  Next, I was asked to write a sample article which would be rated to determine my quality of writing.  Now, I don't claim to be the best writer out there, but I definitely know I'm not the worst.   I wrote a short article about shopping at clothing stores in my area and submitted the article.  A little while later I received an e-mail from Textbroker.com stating that I was accepted to their website as an Author and my overall rating was a 3 out of a possible 5.  I was elated!  I quickly logged back into their website and browsed around the many articles for my writing level. I chose to write a 300-word article review for the Lego: Prince of Persia collectible set.  It said that if my article was accepted I would be paid $3.00 for writing it.  That meant for every 100 words I wrote for Textbroker, I would be paid $1.00.  I did a Google search to find out some information about the new toy and began to write my review.  I was really surprised how fast I was able to come up with 300 words about an item I knew nothing about five minutes before.  Once I submitted my article I waited to hear back from Textbroker on whether or not it was accepted, not knowing how long the acceptance process was.  The very next morning I received an e-mail saying that it was in fact submitted and I was paid $3.00 for writing it.  

     In order to receive your payment from Textbroker.com you need to have accumulated at least $10.00 in your Textbroker account, which is great!  You get paid bi-weekly and the money is transferred over to your Paypal account within 24 hours of your payment request.  Textbroker states that it may take up to 3 days to receive your money, but I've always received it within 24 hours.  Now, remember that the only way you can get paid with Textbroker is by having a Paypal account.  You can sign up for one by clicking here.  Also, keep in mind that once you have earned $600 dollars from Textbroker that you'll need to fill out a W-9 tax form.  

     Since I began writing for Textbroker in late 2010 I have made a total of $1176.34.  Keep in mind that I only write in my spare time and I don't consider this a full-time job.  If I were to sit down and write for them 8 hours a day on a daily basis I could have made on average of $50.00 - $75.00 per day.  My first payout from them for a weeks worth of articles back in 2010 was for $290.30 which I was really proud of considering I never left my home to make that money.  You can register to become an Author with Textbroker.com by clicking here.  Give them a try today and see how much money you can make working from the comfort of your own home.

Earn Money just by Reading E-mails, Taking Survey's and Shopping Online


     I don't know about you, but since I made the decision to stay home rather then work outside of the house, I have spent countless hours searching the Web with a fine tooth comb trying to find every deal there is and make a few extra dollars while doing so.  I've been through it all, clicking ads until my fingers wouldn't click anymore.  I've been scammed, given the run-around, and shot down many times during my journey, but I never gave up.  Through my search I've found some really great websites which I want to now share with you.  I know that there are many others like me out there and I often wish that when I was getting started up, there was a blog like this that I could have followed to help me sort through all of the many sites that just lead me around in circles. 

     The first site I would like to talk about is Inbox Dollars.  This is a site that I just happened to come upon one day when I had given up complete hope that there was actually a way to make money online without making a full-time career out of it.  Unlike most pay-per-click sites, Inbox Dollars actually gives you the opportunity to earn cash back while you are shopping at some of your favorite retailers such as Target, The Children's Place, JC Penny & much more.  

    Inbox Dollars offers an instant $5.00 sign up bonus to it's fans as well as another $5.00 bonus when you agree to receive e-mails from them.  What's more is that you only need to have $30.00 in your Inbox Dollar account to cash out.  So that means after completing those two tasks, you are already almost half way there to cashing out.  When you sign up to receive e-mails you will get paid every time you open an e-mail that they have sent you.  You will also be directly e-mailed every time Inbox Dollars finds a survey which they feel you would qualify for. There is also a great referral program which allows you to be credited 10% of the qualified earnings received by your referrals. With so many ways to earn through this site, it's a wonder that more people haven't discovered it. 

      Sign up for Inbox Dollars today and see what all of the fuss is about.  Once you have received your first payment from them, come back here and let me know.  I love to hear from others who are also cashing in from this amazing site.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

How I Earn $20.00 Gift Cards In My Spare Time

Whether you're a stay at home mom, or a working woman always on the go, every woman likes to be rewarded now and then.  Wouldn't it be great if you could get rewarded for taking survey's that take little or no time at all to fill out? Valued Opinions gives you that opportunity.  It's really easy to sign up too.  All you need to do is fill out a few simple questions about yourself and you are on your way to earning fantastic rewards.  I've been taking surveys with them for about 2 years now.  I fill them out in my free time and once the balance in my account reaches $20.00 I cash out for a gift card to one of my favorite stores like Macy's Fragrancenet.com or Amazon.com.  The gift card is either mailed to your home or sent via e-mail within 2 weeks after you cash out your account. The best part is they send the survey invitations right to your e-mail so you don't have to keep going back to their site if you don't want to. Give them a try today and you'll see just how great they are!  I earn on average a $20.00 gift card about every 2-3 months depending on how many surveys I choose to complete.  Head on over to Valued Opinions today and give them a try.

Welcome to my blog!

I've been brainstorming for quite some time about making a blog where smart, savvy people just like myself can come to find the latest and greatest promotions, discounts, samples and freebies. There are tons of items that are given away on a daily basis by manufacturers, companies, independent business owners and bloggers. Many people are unaware of the many discounts to be had, this is where I come in.

As a home-maker who recently quit her full-time job to care for her ailing husband, I have learned how to be frugal and stretch a dollar as far as it can go. This knowledge is mostly attributed to the many blogs and websites I have come across while traveling down the road to becoming a savvy consumer. I would like to now share this knowledge with people who are in a similar situation to mine, I would also like to use this blog as a meeting place where all of us can come together to help each other along this journey.