Socializing online is something we’re doing so why not get paid for using your computer? More people than ever are monetizing their time online and there are a lot of ways you can do that. You can get paid to surf the net and socialize through sites like MyLot and Yuwie and get paid to post on forums, get paid to write blogs or articles, and get paid to sign up for offers and referrals, as well as many online passive income opportunities that can have your computer earning for you on autopilot.
Why Would Websites Pay People to Socialize?
Companies use many online sites to generate revenue. Some of the larger social media sites make tens of thousands of dollars every month in revenue from their communities. They an make their revenue a lot of different ways but they won’t earn it unless people visit their site and take action. For this reason, a lot of sites will offer a fraction of their revenue to people who participate and / or help them elevate the status of their site.
What a are the Benefits?
Beyond getting paid, you can have fun, learn about more online earning opportunities, and some of these sites let you promote your own websites in a signature line or profile. You can make money and win prizes while you play games, chat, etc.
Are there Cons?
Some of these sites pay just marginal amounts so it can take a lot of effort to make money. Some of them also only offer payout when you reach a specific threshold and it can be arduous to reach that threshold so it’s a good idea to spend your time on sites that are: fun, have low payment thresholds, have a great community management that cares about their user experience.
How do you get paid to socialize online?
Some sites pay via PayPal or online gift card. Some will send you a check in the mail. Do read the fine print!
There are a lot of ways to make extra income on your computer. Dig through this blog’s archives to get plenty of ideas and consider subscribing so that you can have work at home job leads and online money making opportunities fed to your e-mail box or feed reader.
If you like to write articles, you can make some decent income at it. My friend Maria makes about $1,500 a month on eHow. I’m not in the U.S. so can’t participate in eHow yet (I’m hopeful they’ll some day change that!) but I have other programs I do participate in such as:
Bukisa wants your how to articles and videos and you’ll make $3.95 per 1000 page views. I started with this site in October and have already hit payout.
I’m still learning about Yuwie but there’s lots to do in this social community so I’m checking it out. Not only do you get paid page views for things people do on your pages but for your own pages as well. The only downside I see so far is a LOT of ads to sift through and this comes up sometimes when I want to do something so having to bypass ads is slightly annoying.
InfoBarrel is a lot like Bukisa or eHow but the site offers Adsense revenue sharing instead of per page view rates so this looks like it has the same type of potential as eHow which means you can make a lot of money. You can also see how much money you’ll make because you track it through your own Adsense account.
Making money through passive income streams works great because you can write something today that pays you indefinitely. In 2006 I wrote an article about a particular topic on a shared revenue site and it went viral and is still paying me about $30 a month via Google Adsense almost 3 years later!
Yuwie is a site I joined a few months ago but have just started to dabble with it. It’s a site that pays you to socialize. It reminds me a bit of MySpace and it’s highly ad driven but I see some definite potential for self-promotion, networking and earnings. Check out Yuwie here.
It has blogs, games, clubs, chat and more and you get paid for page views by people that view your pages as well as your own usage on the site. Payments can be via PayPal with just a $5/minimum payout and you can make money by referring others.
How much money can you make?
Taken from Yuwie’s FAQ:
“We can’t say exactly, but here’s an example of what could happen. The chart below assumes you refer 3 people, and those 3 people refer 3, then those refer 3, through 10 levels, and each referral gets 1000 page views for the month, and the month’s RSR is $0.50.
Results are not guaranteed. This is just an example of what could happen”.
The more passive income streams, the better and this site also presents some great opportunities to promote your other websites (if you have any) through RSS feeds, profile links and the ability to post blogs that include links. How are you doing with Yuwie? Feel free to friend me if you do join.