This is a post of mine that I did a while back, and I've updated a little to place for easy access. It's basically an overview of the info found as my blog has gone along, so if you need more information about any particular site, you can leave a comment asking the question or search in my search box for a post about it.
Don't exactly know what a GPT is? Here's a refresher post that will help explain.
How can you make money online, legitimately? There are tons of ads and spam emails that claim they will pay you hundreds or thousands per month. It's right to be leery of these, because they are almost all scams. I've found a lot, through a lot of research, and I've reviewed many sites on here. I'll highlight some different types of pay sites and explain some of the pros and cons.
To start with, what does GPT mean? It means Get Paid To...
You can get paid to read and click emails. These are my favorite because of how easy they are. As I go through all my emails every day, I click them all open, then close all the tabs. The drawback? Because they are so easy to do, the amount they pay is fairly low. The three main sites I use for this are MyPoints, Inbox Dollars, and Free Ride. You can read my reviews on each by clicking the links.
These sites also have other faster ways to earn within their sites, like signing up for email newsletters, printing coupons, clicking around on the site. Inbox Dollars has recently added coupons to their site, and they are paying 10 cents per coupon you print and use. This can really add up, or at least pay for the ink and paper you use.
You can get paid to answer surveys. These pay much more, but obviously require more time than the email ones. I also love that the different survey sites send us products to test. I did go into the survey sites in depth on another post, and you can read it HERE.
You can get paid to search online--you know, like googling? Swagbucks is my favorite of these types, and some people also like Blingo. I never had any luck with Blingo, and if I don't make any money right away, I usually lose interest. You can read my review of Swagbucks HERE. A recent development with Swagbucks is that they've added a survey section. You can now earn 150 or 200 SB for a 15 minute survey, along with the other ways I outlined in my earlier review. They are now giving 10 SB per coupon you print.
I have had a lot of people sign up for Swagbucks through my link, and I'm surprised at the people who haven't really earned anything yet. It is so easy. I search for stores, coupons, and other things that interest me at least 10 times per day, so the earnings can really add up fast. In about one year I have already cashed in for $360 in Amazon and Paypal money.
You can get paid to shop online. I love this one. If you are going to shop online, find a way to make it pay. There are several sites that have online shopping portals. You click through them, they earn affiliate money from the store, and they give you a portion of their earnings. Swagbucks, MyPoints, FreeRide, Inbox Dollars, and Ebates all have different amounts and different ways that they pay out.
Can you get rich? Probably not, but the money you make can be used to save for Christmas presents, buy your groceries, or just supplement your fun money.
Do you have a favorite site that I haven't mentioned here? I'd love to learn about it. Do you have a site you're interested in but don't know enough about it? Ask, and I (or one of the other readers) can help you out with some first hand knowledge.