5 Ways To Get Paid To Browse The Internet

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by Enoch Omololu


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Want to earn cash while surfing the internet? Yes, that’s a thing.

You won’t make a ton of money, however, you can get paid for browsing the internet like you already do on a daily basis.

There are many opportunities available to increase your income that I have already written about.

Legitimate work from home jobs that can replace or complement your 9-5 and passive income strategies that continue to make you money long after you first set them up.

Get Paid To Surf The Web

Whether you are searching the web using your phone or computer, these opportunities can make your spare time worth something. No previous experience or ‘tech-savviness’ is required.

1. Swagbucks

Swagbucks is the world’s most popular fun way to earn rewards, PayPal cash, and free gift cards.

The site offers users multiple ways to make money while completing simple tasks.

Some of the ways to earn include watching videos, answering surveys, shopping online, and browsing the internet using the Yahoo search engine.

Swagbucks is free to join and when you sign up here, you get a $5 bonus.

As of this writing, they have paid members more than $595 million. You can cash out your Swagbucks earnings starting at as little as $3.

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2. Daily Rewards

Daily Rewards is a rewards site owned by Prodege LLC., the same marketing company that operates Swagbucks.

Thie site is free to join and you get a $5 bonus here.

They pay members to take surveys, read emails, watch videos, shop online, search the internet, play games, and more. In the U.S., the company operates as Inbox Dollars.

Daily Rewards pays its members real cash for their efforts and you can cash out your earnings via PayPal when your balance reaches $30 or more.

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3. MobileXpression

The Mobilexpression app is one of the easiest ways to earn free gift cards using your smartphone.

Mobilexpression is a market research company. When you download and install the app on your phone – Android or iPhone – it automatically tracks your internet activity in exchange for rewards.

After 7 days of keeping the app installed, you receive a $5 Amazon gift card. If you keep the software after the first 1 week, you continue to earn credits that you can redeem for extra gift cards.

Mobilexpression is free to join and requires no ongoing effort on your part. However, you should be comfortable with the app accessing your browsing activity.

Sign up for Mobilexpression (iPhone or Android)

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4. Bing Rewards

If you already browse the internet using the Bing search engine, you may just as well get paid by signing up for Bing Rewards.

Microsoft credits points to your account when you search, shop, invite friends, participate in fun games, quizzes, daily offers, and more.

You can redeem your points for gift cards, Microsoft store credits, sweepstakes entries, and charitable donations.

5. Vindale Research

Vindale Research is one of those online market research panels that has been around for a long time – since 2005.

They operate in Canada, the U.S., and some other countries.

The platform rewards members to complete surveys, read emails, watch videos and participate in paid studies.

You get $5 for every friend you refer and can cash out your earnings via PayPal starting from $50.

As of this writing, they have paid members more than $7 million.

Sign up for Vindale Research

Other Ways To Earn in your PJs

If you are looking for easy ways to earn some extra money on the internet and with your phone, these two sites below also qualify.

Survey Junkie: This site ranks as one of the best-paid survey sites available in Canada and the U.S. You earn points for completing short surveys and can easily redeem for cash, gift cards, or direct bank transfer. Join here or read review.

Pinecone Research: This market research panel is operated by Nielsen. It has an A+ rating with the BBB. Pinecone Research is an invite-only panel and you can sign up here.

Members can earn by answering surveys or testing products. Easily redeem your points via cheque, PayPal, and gift cards (e.g. Amazon, Starbucks, and Walmart). Join Pinecone or read our review.

Making money online is a pastime for many people. You can try out these side gigs from the comfort of your home and while doing stuff you already do e.g. browsing, shopping, or playing games.

Not every opportunity online is legit or worth it. You can try each one out and see which one pays rewards that are truly worth your while.

5 Ways To Get Paid To Browse The Internet
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Enoch Omololu

Enoch Omololu is a personal finance expert and a veterinarian. He has a master’s degree in Finance and Investment Management from the University of Aberdeen Business School (Scotland) and has completed several courses and certificates in finance, including the Canadian Securities Course. He also has an MSc. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Manitoba and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Ibadan. Enoch has a passion for helping others win with their personal finances and has been writing about money matters for over a decade. His writing has been featured or quoted in The Globe and Mail, Winnipeg Free Press, Wealthsimple, Financial Post, Toronto Star, Credit Canada, MSN Money, National Post, CIBC, and many other personal finance publications.

His top investment tools include Wealthsimple and Questrade. He earns cash back on purchases using KOHO, monitors his credit score for free using Borrowell, and earns interest on savings through EQ Bank.

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