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I have tried almost everything to earn money working from home. Anything from getting paid to surf the Internet, to taking surveys, answering questions, watching videos, and everything in between. You may have as well. Have you ever wondered if these sites really do pay or not?
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I always wondered about this myself so I decided to write a post about those who pay and those who do not.
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Believe it or not, there are more companies that actually do pay you for your time and efforts as this list will confirm than those who do not. (This list does not include sites where you have to pay a fee to join, otherwise, this post would be very lengthy). Some of the companies that I got paid from are so outdated and no longer in existence there would be no need to mention them but I did want to share with you those that are actively paying their users, workers, and members, and are still in business today.
I tried to list as many as I could think of in this post but if there are some that are not included here, it doesn’t mean that they do not pay or are not legitimate, it could be due to the fact that I have either not signed up or tried them as of yet, or I simply forgot to mention them.
Hopefully, this list will enlighten and validate the misconception about earning money from your computer. Many of the companies that are on this list are still actively looking for people to get paid to work for them doing a variety of tasks. If you would like to sign up, please click on the links below.
If there is a company or companies that you have gotten paid from or not, please leave me your comments below.
Amazon Mturk – Pays you to complete short tasks in data entry, web verification, and more.
Big Crumbs – Pays you cash back to shop at your favorite stores.
Blog Frog – Pays you when you allow advertisements to run in your online communities. They have changed the name to Tap Influence and beginning on May 31, 2013, will no longer offer this option. I will make a new review about this company later. You can still earn money from this company.
Bubblews – Pays to write short articles on any subject. One of my favorites!
Cash 4 Books – Pays you to sell your used books and ship them for free. Clickworker – Pays you to complete a variety of tasks from home including writing, translation, and more!
Cloud Crowd – Pays you to complete several tasks in data entry, writing, translation, etc.
Viewpoint Forum – Pays you to complete surveys and get free products to try and keep in your home.
Virtualbee – Pays you to type in data, for phone verification, search the web, and more!
Sites that Don’t Pay you to Work from Home
Hausernet – Mail Decoy company that will pay you to get mail sent to your home and you log onto the system to enter the numbers on the front of the envelopes, catalogs, etc. I am including this company because I had to haggle with them in order to get my money. They finally sent me a check 3 months later but I am not sure if I received all of it.
GARB – Survey panel that is supposed to pay you for your opinions and insight into a major apparel manufacturing company. I have never received payment.
Greenfield Online – Survey company that pays you for your opinions and to complete long surveys. Never paid.
Megatypers – Company that states they will pay you to type in captcha codes from your computer. Have yet to get paid.
Merchant Circle – This company used to pay you to write articles and reviews but has since been phased out and no longer offers this option. Never got paid for my content.
Just a reminder (make sure you research a company you are interested in before you sign up).