Tagged: online earnings 2016

Online Earnings: April & May 2016

April brought with it the least I’ve made in a month this year (so far). I made $176.29.

May was better ($249.48), but not as good as March ($305.93).


(any amount in brackets is the currency in which it was initially received)

April: $180.62

 Spare5: $77.37 (paid to complete short tasks on my phone or desktop. more info: Spare5 Webtasks | Spare5 on iOS)

 – Proofreading: $63.32

 – Testing: $13.75 (via uTest.com – pays to test sites & apps)

 Clickworker: $8.82 (7.98 euro) (task-based site)

 – Prolific Academic (survey site): $7.30 (£5.12)

 Swagbucks (gpt site): $4.33 (£3.00 Amazon gift card)

 – SurveyMad (gpt): $2.32

 Gift Hunter Club (gpt): $2.00 

 – Zurb/Enroll (quick surveys): $1.41


May: $249.48

 – Proofreading: $137.40

 – Appen (recording): $68.47 (97 AUD)

 Spare5: $17.31

 – Testing: $10.50 (uTest.com)

 – Clixsense (gpt): $7.92

 – Pinecone Research (survey): $4.38 (£3.00)

 – Gift Hunter Club (gpt): $2.00 

 – Cashle (gpt): $1.00

 – 1Q (survey app): $0.50



 – Spare5: has been less of a productive use of my time over the past month or so. I’ve also gone off it somewhat, which is down to the natural flow of me being who I am, and task (in)availability. As their tasks do tend to come and go, I will pass by from time to time to see what’s there and whether it’s worth my time/energy. But for now, I’m better off spending the time I spend there on other things that can earn me more.

 – Sites you no longer use: If you have sites you haven’t used in a while, it’s worth taking a peek inside some of them as there might be some money laying dormant, enough for you to cash out. This is especially so if you have referrals, even if those referrals weren’t that active. You never know, they might have gotten more active while you’ve been away. / This has been the case for me, which is how I cashed out $2.32 from SurveyMad and a £3.00 Amazon gift card from Swagbucks.

 – 1Q and Zurb: these are what I call flash survey sites; these surveys that take less than a minute to do. / 1Q is app-based. I don’t get that many surveys from them, but the few that I did required just one answer each. The surveys were sent to me via text and I answered via text reply. After replying, I received confirmation of a $0.25 PayPal payment (per survey). / Zurb is accessed online via computer. Again, not many surveys I’ve received, but they’re short and sweet when I do get them. I receive notification, answer it, takes less than a minute. Minimum payout’s $1.00. Not sure when they pay – once a week, I think.

 – Appen Online: This company, also known as Appen Butler Hill, recruits for several positions. I’ve been on their books for a while. I get occasional work. In May, I got two one-off gigs where I had to record stuff. Simple to do, somewhat tedious, but the money, when it came, was good. 🙂


So that’s been me online over the past couple months. 🙂