Get Paid to Take Surveys: CashCrate Review

Look at it this way. You need to make some easy money and you thought you could get paid to take surveys. You read a CashCrate review or two and while it looks great at first glance, you weren’t completely convinced it was going to be worth your time.

Wait. You need money and you want an way way to get it? But sitting down at your computer or flipping open your iPad while sitting on the sofa and offering your opinion on a few things is not worth your time?

Are you kidding me?

The Easiest Money Ever?

cashcrate reviewsI’m not going to be very kind to you today.

Look at the banner right here and stop over-thinking stuff. Click it (or tap it). When their site opens, give them your live email address for heaven’s sake and get ready to make some of the easiest cash you ever made in your life.

Think about it. You don’t need to leave the house, for starters. So if it’s raining outside, you aren’t going to get wet. If it’s cold, you stay nice and warm where you are. If you’re still in your PJ’s, heck stay in them!

If you’re using a tablet, you can get nice and comfy on the couch with a hot cup of coffee and a cookie. Go to work? Not you!

And yet you are at work!

How to Make Easy Money Taking Surveys

Log into your CashCrate account (that you just set up) and start taking easy surveys without getting up from where you’re sitting. And earn money for a few taps (or clicks for laptop users). How much easier do you want it to be?

Because it doesn’t get much easier than that. There’s nothing to really learn. No exams or interviews to pass. No boss to give you hassle or make you do what you don’t want to do. No commute. No going to an office or any other kind of job, for that matter.

Oh yeah. I was going to show you how to make some money easily by, um, taking surveys using CashCrate. Oh, I already did, more or less. remember… sign up, accept a survey and answer a few questions. Then get paid.

Oh wow, that’s all!

Reviewing CashCrate

The title of this post alludes to it being a review of the company with a bunch of details that might make a potential client feel happy they decided to sign up and start making that easy moolah right away. What would you like to know about this company other than:

  • Are they legit? – Yes they are
  • Do they pay on time? – Yes they do
  • Is it easy to sign up? – Yes it is
  • Do I have to pay anything? – No, it costs you nothing to join
  • Is there any contract? – No
  • Do I have to live in the USA? – No, but your location will determine how many offers are available for you to take. US residents will get the most and best paying surveys to take.

That’s pretty much all you need to know other than to go to their website and read it for yourself, sign up and start making money from taking surveys they offer and other additional benefits that you’ll also find on there.

Are there better ways to make money online? Yes there are, but they take more work and a fair degree of learning. Taking online surveys is really easy for entry-level online workers, which is why I mentioned it. But sure you can make a great living from the Internet when you know what you’re doing and you put a lot of work into it. I do!

Pay Per Click Goes Down the The Crapper

I have just wasted another couple of hours messing with this addictive toy! This one is all about the dismal mess Chitika are making of their PPC system…

It’s another sideways look at the shortcomings of not just Chitika and their strange behaviour lately, but also a sideswipe at a certain affiliate landfill site that seems to be a repository of every crap ebook and scamming IM hyped up garbage that infests the Internet toilet bowl, not to put too strong a word on it…

Anyway, I couldn’t resist the dulcet tones of those mechanical voices swearing away peacefully to each other on a load off what can only be described as barely comprehensible nonsense…

Enjoy!

The Internet Marketing Dream

Ok, time to totally change direction with some fun. After all, part of doing this business online is so that you can have fun too, otherwise you might as well go and stack shelves in your local supermarket. In fact, another part is being a little unpredictable. I also posted this, my first ever video incidentally, on my terrydidcott.com blog first, but thought it would be nice to include it here too.

Never let your competitors think they can anticipate your every move. I threw this together after some inspired work from Splork that got me thinking – there is always room for a funny video that takes the piss out of Internet Marketing gurus. Here it is:

Don’t take it too seriously now, will you!

Make Money from Long Term Competitive Keywords

After reading Lissie’s long post on What is a Long Tail Keyword? Keyword Identification for the New and Clueless, I was tempted to leave a huge comment, then common sense kicked in (ok, I had a duh moment), and I decided it would do more good posting it right here and sending a link to that post. Lis gains a link and I gain some content and a post on this blog that doesn’t get so many these days.

I was going to write about the personal success I had been having by targeting certain keywords in certain niches that have become rather profitable for me. In fact one of those keywords (or niches containing many related keywords) is exactly the type that most experts tell you to stay away from.

Yes, I foolishly (at the time) decided to go all out for a the weight loss niche and found just what the term “competitive niche” really means. Its a dog fight and took me well over a year to get my site to rank first page for its main KW, which is a slightly longer tail of “weight loss” but one that attracts almost 100k searches a month. It may at first seem a foolish thing to do, but when I looked at it from the perspective that it would make money for the long term, I realised that I had to go for it anyway, just to prove to myself that it was possible and that I could do exactly what I was told not to do. Yeah, I’m still a rebel!

I have to say this to anyone who is scared of taking on a big, competitive keyword:

DO IT!

Just don’t expect results for a bloody long time! But in the meantime go after lots of related very long tails in that niche and target a few other small niches to generate some income while you’re waiting for the big one to start to pay off. It will – and in spades – if you put in the work, as I have now found. I had to build a huge network of supporting sites and get links like they are going out of fashion, but it can be done. All the work is my own and I haven’t paid for any “tools” or software, I did not have to “join” anybody’s school or academy, and I did not buy a single link!

I did it all for free apart from buying domains and hosting. Yet I now have a page 1 ranked site that makes pretty damn good money in a highly competitive niche.

Does that make me an SEO expert? You decide.

What it does mean is that, with regards to SEO’ing a website into the top 10 results at Google and the other search engines for a competitive keyword or several, I know how to make it happen in the real world without having to call the “experts” to do it for me. In fact the knowledge that I possess and have actually used to get real results for myself, is no different from what the “experts” allegedly have. Probably more so, because I am using it to rank my own sites and making money that way.

I do not need to take money off noobs to show them how to do what I do.

That sets me apart from the “experts” who all too often feel they have to sell something to noobs or get them to buy into a monthly subscription for a marketing school that is supposed to show them how to advance in blogging for money, or list building, or copywriting to sell the same regurgitated garbage that their mentor’s are already selling, or any of the other mainstream Internet marketing techniques that work only for the chosen few and fail the vast majority of the people they are supposed to be helping while taking shamelessly their money for something that they will likely rarely ever profit from.

So who’s the real expert?

The one who pimps a portion of their knowledge to noobs to make money? Or the one who uses their knowledge to further his or her own websites in the SERPs to make money from the very search traffic that is looking for what your site is promoting?

There is no right way or wrong way to make money, because if you make money, then whatever you are doing is right for you. It may just not be right for whoever you are taking that money from, or it may be right of you are selling them something that they really need and what they were searching for in the first place. If that was knowledge on how to make money online, then you really should ensure that what you are selling them will in turn make them money and do what it says on the box.

Because if whatever you are selling does not fulfil its promise, then you have failed as an “expert” and should in turn be labelled a “scammer”.

This is the beauty of selling to search traffic (outside the MMO niche, at least) in that you are selling what people are really looking for, be it a washing machine, the latest cell phone, a megapixel camera, a movie DVD or a book on how to lose weight. These things do exactly what they say they do and the customer gets what they pay for because that’s what they wanted.

The website owner that sells this stuff, or promotes an affiliate program that earns them commission for sending visitors to the site that sells the stuff is the real Internet marketer. They are the real experts, because they are really doing it and really making money online from what they do and the knowledge they possess on how to do it. Its what I do and I sleep very well at night because of it.

Whatever you do, never give up!

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