4 More Somewhat Interesting Ways to Earn Money Online

Ann Smarty 06-05-2009

earn money onlineInternet has turned into a great place to earn for a living. Some of the advantages it offers are: working from home, (partial) independence and freedom, plenty of various opportunities.


The best thing about making money online is that it is fun. You can do what you really enjoy and get paid for that!

So besides obvious making-money-from-your-website thing, what are other reliable ways to earn some extra cash?

(1) Get Paid for Reviewing Software

What kind of a geek are you if you don’t love playing with new software? I am sure you do. Have you ever considered getting paid for that?

Software Judge

Software Judge is the most popular site that allows to be paid (up to $50 per review) for software reviews. The rules are as follows:

  • Review it as it is: the review shouldn’t be positive; it should be constructive and honest;
  • Pick the software listed on the site;
  • No more than 3 reviews per day.

You get paid the following ways:

  • Digital freebies (e.g. free reg keys and free games);
  • Cash via Western Union (if you have at least $200 in your account);
  • Software exchange (if you have at least $20 you can exchange your money for any downloadable software listed on site).

(2) Get Paid for Bargain Hunting

Bargain hunting is fun and can save you a bunch of money. The key is to know how and when to track. It’s nice that active bargain hunters can now be rewarded with cash (because many people can be grateful to them for a timely spotted deal).

Buxr (no longer available) is a user-generated coupon code and deal directory that rewards most active and active users with daily and monthly cash.



The rules are pretty simple: the deal that gets most votes from other users wins the contest. The daily prize is $10 and monthly prizes vary from $100 to $200. If you refer friends to join the site, you’ll also get a prize:

The top 3 memberswho refer at least 5 ‘Good Members’ will be awarded. The first, the second and the the third place prize is $50.

(3) Get Paid for Consulting Others

Do you consider yourself an expert in anything? Do you think your advice may be useful? Let people pay you for it!

Ether offers you to get paid for your expert advice. I can’t say the site is too active and you will get hundreds of phone calls but you can try it.


Here’s how it works:

  • Get your free Ether phone number;
  • Set your rate per hour;
  • Get pre-paid phone calls.

The site also offers “Call me” buttons for your website or blog as well as some advice on how to market yourself to get more calls. It also enables you to sell digital products via email and “Buy” button on the website.

(4) Get Paid for Reviewing Products and Completing Offers

Getting paid for reviews has double benefit: cash and the product itself you are reviewing. Here are some well-trusted sites that allow you to earn money by reviewing products (there are more of course, so if you personally tried and liked another one, please share):

  • Cash Crate: Make sure to also check their Contests page for more fun;
  • Gangster Greed pays money for completing (free trial) offers. Payout threshold is $10; Payouts on demand;
  • Treasure Trooper: monthly payouts with $20 threshold;
  • Instant Profitz.

gangster greed


Are you aware of more fun legit ways to earn money online? Share them in the comments!

Oh and those of you who are still in college should also check out our Ryan’s article om best websites for teens to earn money online Best Websites for Teens to Earn Money Online How can a high school and college students make some easy money during summer break, or even during the school year? You will be surprised at the opportunities available on the web for teens. Read More .

Note: Internet is full of scams. If you come across any site that offers to pay you in cash, make sure to do at least some research: check scam forum and just Google it.

Disclaimer: I didn’t personally try all the sites listed above but I took time to research reviews by others before listing them here.

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  1. Angel Wilson
    September 27, 2009 at 5:00 am

    Excellent post, See also how I earn money online $50 to $250 per day

  2. Google Bizkit
    September 9, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Great post, I couldnt have described it better myself. Definitely shows the truth of making money online.

  3. Australian Survey Sites
    September 8, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    There are many ways to earn money online and you have touched on some of the easiest methods, fair to say they won't make the normal person rich, but they can help add to their existing income. I'd strongly suggest anyone that is new to online money making that may have stumbled across this post to reread it again and try a few of the recommendations out for yourself.

    Great post,

  4. ronel marin
    July 30, 2009 at 1:29 am

    thanks to the awesome and great info

  5. ronel marin
    July 30, 2009 at 1:27 am

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  6. ronel marin
    July 30, 2009 at 1:26 am

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  7. Jack
    June 4, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Good stuff to know


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    May 28, 2009 at 6:58 am

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing this one.

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    May 26, 2009 at 5:59 am

    Great tips you have here! Thanks for helping :)

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    May 25, 2009 at 5:40 am

    Thanks for sharing. Very helpful one. Cheers for this!

  11. Lynn
    May 12, 2009 at 8:11 am

    If you do a little research about the websites that offer money to review products, you'll see that they're a bit suspect. In some cases, they ask you to sign up for free trials that then automatically start billing you. In other cases, they want you to download software onto your computer that tracks your online moves. I would take a pass at these. Not worth the risks.

  12. AhmedSeddiq
    May 12, 2009 at 7:23 am

    Thanks to anyone trying to help others .
    great tips...........