The ‘Free money’ websites that will pay you for completing simple tasks online
There are many ways to make money online, and I often get asked which websites are good for earning some extra cash online without doing anything too technical or challenging.
Although websites of this type don’t offer the earning potential of more advanced online methods, they do give you the chance to earn for free and usually in a relaxed and fun way.
So the following is a list of websites that I use to top up my own income and can confirm they are all completely legit.
You won’t become a millionaire but they will definitely help if you are in need of some extra cash.
PaidViewPoint is a simple website where you get paid for your opinions by completing short surveys.
Most of the surveys are related to you personally, your likes and dislikes, and they take no more than a few minutes to complete.
Standard surveys will earn you a few cents at a time, but you can earn more for completing ‘first come first served’ surveys. Completing more surveys also increases your trait score, which in turn increases your earning potential.
I enjoy PaidViewPoint because it’s simple to use and focused solely on surveys. If you like the idea of getting paid for answering a few simple questions every now and then, you will definitely like what PaidViewPoint has to offer.
Cashcrate is a website that will pay you for completing a number of different tasks including: taking surveys, completing offers, shopping online, playing games and searching the Internet. Often referred to as a ‘get paid to’ website, Cashcrate adds variety to the way you can make money just for being online.
I’m not usually a fan of busy websites with lots of choice, but Cashcrate has done a great job of organizing things in a way that just works. Even though I’m a bit of a survey freak, it’s nice to sometimes mix it up a bit and earn in other ways, all from one website.
Over time my income has increased to the point where I regularly get payments each month from Cashcrate, but that is only because I set my minimum payout to $30 (you can set yours to whatever you want). If you like to mix up your earning options then you can’t go far wrong with Cashcrate.
Swagbucks is widely regarded as one of the most trusted get paid for websites on the Internet. It offers you many ways to earn extra cash and discounts for doing really simple things that you probably already do online.
The range of earning options at Swagbucks is huge. Doing surveys, watching videos, playing games, searching the Internet, exploring special offers, shopping at your favorite online stores – these are all opportunities that can earn you SB (Swagbuck currency) and can be exchanged for gift cards and cash.
If you like a gamble you can also use your SB at Swagstakes where you can enter competitions to increase you SB balance. Swagbucks also has a mobile app that allows you to earn while on the go.
Swagbucks is probably the program that I use the least to top up my income, and when I earn enough SB points I tend to trade them for one of the many gift cards on offer. If you spend a lot of time just browsing the Internet then you might want to consider doing it at Swagbucks and get paid for your efforts.
Mintvine is a high quality website that will pay you a good rate for completing surveys. In fact, the average payout for surveys is between $0.50 and $5.00.
This means that Mintvine is one of the highest paying websites per survey. If you’re looking to earn as much as possible for this type of online work, it would definitely be worth giving Mintvine a look.
There are other ways to earn at Mintvine, including: research studies, redeeming offers and shopping for local deals. It also has great feedback from the Better Business Bureau, so you know it is a well-respected and trusted website.
It might be last on my list but Clixsense is one of my favorite paid to click programs! All you have to do is view ads and websites for a few seconds and you get paid. Simple!
Now obviously you don’t earn as much as you do with the other websites above, but Clixsense is so easy to use. I often head over to Clixsense while I’m at my desk eating lunch as it requires very little effort to get the money counter heading in the right direction.
Clixsense is a great option if you don’t have time to use one of the survey or get paid to websites mentioned above.
Here’s a reminder of those free money websites…
PaidViewPoint – Surveys only. Great for focused earning by answering simple questions.
Cashcrate – A great mix of ways to make money. Fairly easy to earn a consistent income.
Swagbucks – Great website for earning cash and gift cards at your favorite online outlets. Also has an app so good for earning on the go.
Mintvine – One of the highest paying survey websites. Simple to use and very user-friendly.
Clixsense – Dead simple to use. Stay on a website or view an ad for a few seconds, earn money.
Marcus – WFHW