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How to Earn $50 by Searching the Interwebs

Updated on February 14, 2015

Do You Bing?

The other day I was banking another $5 dollar Amazon gift card from my MSN account and I was wondering: How could I make more money more quickly? So I looked up the Bing rewards and saw what it took to get each one and it seems to me that If I can scare up 100 Facebook friends, convince each one to use Bing instead of Google for a month and on top of that have them sign up for and use the Bing Rewards program, I could make 50,000 points which translates to $500 in Amazon reward cards. Yeah, it would be a very merry Christmas for me indeed.

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Where Do I Get 100 Friends?

There's the rub. I don't personally know 100 folks on Facebook. Most of the people I personally know never talk about Facebook so I don't even know if they are on it. I need a strategy.


  • I can blog about it. Surely that's worth a Facebook friend or two
  • I can find clubs and groups on places like Facebook and twitter composed of folks who like sweepstaking, contesting, surveying, Search Engine Optimization or Bing
  • I could also try some ancillary folks like those who are into couponing, getting free samples or playing games.

The cool thing about the come-on is it does not ask them for money or possessions, and since they can earn Amazon cards or dozens of others kinds of valuable gifts and prizes, it's a win-win!

Is It Worthwhile?

What do you think of participating in a promotion?

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The Downside

Personally for me there isn't any but to plays devil's advocate:

Suppose you got hooked on searching for stuff: You can't because you only get credit for a limited number of searches.

Supposed you are addicted to searching for the wrong stuff like searching for pictures of geoduck clams at you place of business.

Anyone who has seen a picture of a geoduck clam knows why you don't want to go looking at that seafood in the presence of others. If we can get the NSA to think that searching for geoduck is dangerous and a breach of national security, they can take care of your problem for you.


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    • poetryman6969 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago

      Maggs224 I am glad you enjoyed the clams. Not everyone likes seafood.

      Have a blessed day.

    • maggs224 profile image


      2 years ago from Sunny Spain

      I chase enough rabbits down their holes already on the internet lol... Yes of course I had to go and look up geoduck, but then you knew that already didn't you Lol...

      Thanks for the info and the enterainment I enjoyed both :D

      Voting up and hitting buttons as I leave the page

    • poetryman6969 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago

      Hello Peggy. Happy Searching! Everyone couple of months I buy something off of Amazon using only the searching points I earn via Bing.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I did not realize that one could earn rewards by simply doing searches on Bing. As to my facebook friends...I have zero. I closed my account after reading the following: Why you should get your loved ones off of facebook. Your title certainly is an attention getter! Geoducks are certainly not the most attractive of beings but then they probably think the same of us. Ha!

    • poetryman6969 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago

      Thanks for dropping by Lorraine. I hope this works for you. I believe I am making more from bing searches than from my residual article revenue from Firehow. I used to make a lot more pennies on places like Firehow and Triond but the revenue from each has fallen way down for me.

    • lisln profile image


      3 years ago from Denver Colorado

      Thanks for sharing this I am always looking for ways to make money online. It isn't a easy task that is for sure I never knew you can earn Amazon awards for participating in getting 100 Facebook friends to use bing instead of google. Very interesting. I also like your layout and the way you write very unique articles.

    • poetryman6969 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago

      Victoria, I hope it works for you. I just bought some stuff off Amazon for zero cash. Used the points I earned through Bing searches. It takes a couple of months to earn enough to buy something but I am going search for stuff anyway.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Well, that title sure got my attention!!!

    • poetryman6969 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago

      Arco, I hope they allow it soon.

    • Arco Hess Designs profile image

      Arco Hess 

      3 years ago from Kansas City, Kansas

      Too bad that it is not allowed in the Philippines yet.

    • poetryman6969 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      Suzanne thanks for making the day a little more interesting.

      Poor geoduck clams, getting pulled up out of the sand and eaten can't be fun.

      Making a law breaking spy agency sift through thousands of photos of an obscene looking mollusk: Priceless.

    • Suzanne Day profile image

      Suzanne Day 

      4 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      It's a pity you can't search for unusual things, like geoduck clams. Unfortunately, that would count me out, as I'm always looking for obscure stuff! Other ways I know to make money online include and Pureprofile and RewardsCentral. All little amounts, but they do add up over a year. Voted interesting!


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