Paid the Fastest: There are so many scam websites on the internet, it’s difficult to find a good one that actually pays without you feeling like a sucker when it’s all said and done. But, Paid the Fastest is a totally legitimate company that will actually pay cash or points that can be redeemed for gift cards. I just received a $10 online Amazon card the other day. It is very easy to make money, just carefully read about every offer before you start so you know what you need to do in order to receive credit. Also, remember you only have to complete what the instructions on Paid the Fastest says. For example: if Paid the Fastest says all you have to do is enter your email address, but when you get to the offer they say you need to do something in addition to that- just ignore it.

This is my referral link: PaidTheFastest.com


MindFieldI joined Mindfield Online Internet Surveys a few months ago. It is very easy to join, and the company is trustworthy. The initial surveys take a little time, but after you finish with them you will get a couple of paid surveys every week on average. So far, I have received surveys ranging from $1 to $3, and I have received samples of new products to try. They usually take about 20 minutes to complete, higher paid surveys may take longer. It won’t pay the mortgage, but a little extra cash is always helpful.

This is my referral link: MindfieldOnline.com


Fiverr
Fiverr: This is an online community of people that are willing to do various things for $5. You can create a “gig” for almost anything, so if you enjoy making crafts, cater to your artsy side. After you sign up, you can make a custom “gig” describing what you are willing to do for $5. For example, if you are good at writing, go to Fiverr and make a “gig” saying you will write an article about something and specify what you are willing to write. Then if someone needs an article fitting your description they can purchase your “gig” for $5. Once you have completed the “gig” Fiverr will keep $1 of the sale and give you $4 which can be transferred to your Paypal account after a 14 day waiting period.

Here is the main website address: Fiverr.com


ChaCha
ChaCha: This is the perfect job for someone who cannot have a set schedule and likes to answer questions. If you like Yahoo Answers, then you will enjoy doing ChaCha. The questions you receive online are via text message and most answers are preprogrammed for you by the ChaCha database. Each question pays a few cents and usually takes just a few seconds. Once you gain enough money, they will direct deposit it into your account, or you can sign up for a ChaCha “debit card.” I use direct deposit and so far it has paid well for me. This is a completely legit internet business, and it is easy to fit into anybody’s schedule, but there are certain peak times where you can make money more quickly.

Here is the main website address: ChaCha.com
To learn how to become a guide for ChaCha go to this link: BecomeaGuide.ChaCha.com


Mystery ShopperMystery Shopping: This is a way to make money that most people have heard of and possibly tried. You can set your own schedules and work around your regular routine. I began doing mystery shops when I was in college, and it was a great way for me to earn extra cash and get free fast food in the process. There are so many good mystery shopping companies online, but there are many scam sites also. Rule number one of mystery shopping is- do not pay any company money to find mystery shops. They want your opinion so you should never have to pay them. Having said that, here is a list of my favorite organizations that I have used in the past.

  • GFK Mystery Shopping-
    CyberShoppersOnline.com
  • Market Force-
    MarketForce.com/
  • MSPA of North America-
    MysteryShop.org
  • KSS International-
    KernScheduling.com
  • After you sign up and fill out the company questionnaires, you will receive small jobs that don’t pay much. Once you have proven yourself though, you will begin receiving more and better opportunities. The most important thing about mystery shopping is attention to detail and be inconspicuous while doing so. When you fill out the questionnaires on the shops make sure to be specific with your answers and give plenty of important details. For example don’t just say “the restroom was dirty,” specify “the trashcan in the restroom was overflowing and there were used paper towels on the sink.” Also, if an employee went out of their way to make you feel welcome, specify about that too. This is what mystery shopping is all about. Happy Shopping!