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Making Money On The Web - Separating Scam From True Opportunity

Updated on June 7, 2012

Everyone has seen them. Websites that promise you money for simple things, such as filling out surveys, or playing games. Many of these are scams, many are not, but still may not be worth the time required, and some may be true gems.

Since I currently find myself with some extra time on my hands, and a need for cash, I have decided to check them out and post honest reviews about these sites. There are others doing so as well, all over the net. Unfortunately, many of these sites offer affiliate programs, or bonuses for signing on other people, so that gives an incentive to write reviews that are less than honest.

I know what you are thinking now. You are wondering how you can trust me not to do the same. As I write reviews, I believe you will see that I do not hold back in the good or the bad. In addition, if there is any sort of affiliate link, I will give both that, and the plain link. I will clearly label them, and you can choose to use the non-affiliate link. However, if you like my review, I would ask that you use the one I get paid for!

One type of site like this is known as clickworking or microworking, and involves completing small tasks for small amounts of money. These tasks could be data entry, audio transcription, image tagging, completing and academic survey, etc. The one that many people have heard of is Amazon's Mechanical Turk. I have been 'turking' now for about 5 months, so that is the first site I will review.

As time goes on, I will review others, such as Cash Crate, Inbox Dollars, SwagBucks, ClickWorker, MySurvey, OpinionOutpost, and more as I find them. If you have suggestions for sites for me to review, feel free to add them in a comment.



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