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6 Websites to Make Money Online

I know making money online is hard, and everyone seems to be in love with the idea. Unfortunately, it’s hard to stumble upon something genuine. I’ve been getting to know the jobs online this week, constantly scrounging for more. Finally settling on a few, I’ve decided to let you know more about them. Sharing is caring!

Postloop

logoPostloop is a website where you get paid for posting on forums. I can hear you whispering, “It’s a scam!” already, but it’s not.

To get started, go on the website and sign up. You will then have to make 10 posts in their forum (called the Portal). The staff will review those posts you made, and will notify you whether you’ve been accepted to post for them in 24 hours.

When you do get approved, you can go to the forums listed and subscribe to one to start posting. For some of them, you’ll need to have a better rating (it is from 0 to 5). But if your review posts are top notch quality, you’ll be  ranked high quite easily. On some forums you can only post 5 times a day, on some there is an unlimited amount you can post.

For each post you get points, and for those points you get money. 100 points is $5. It is very easy to reach 100 points a day. Imagine how much you could make in a year!

You can also get referrals. For each point they make, you receive 20%. This does not mean you are taking their points away; it’s like Postloop gives you those points for referring someone 🙂

You can withdraw the money using Paypal, which is more than suitable for most people. If you feel like signing up, please feel free to use my referral link! 😉

Bubblews

bubblewsBubblews is a weird little site. You can post…anything. Your articles can be short, long, with bad grammar (but it’ll be better if you can use good grammar, please). They’re quick to churn out — I posted eight today!

Quoting them — You will get paid for EVERY view, comment, like/dislike and social media shares for EVERY post that you EVER write on Bubblews. So you don’t have to rely on those pesky adverts to pay your dough.

You can also connect with people there (add them as friends). Frankly, the more connections you have, the better, since they’re notified when you do anything — this leads to more views!

The money quickly stacks up in your ‘Bank’, and it’s quite addicting to sit there refreshing the page, watching it increase. Even better, you can get paid by check, Paypal, visa gift card or Bubblews lets you order something.

Again, please sign up with my referral link! 

Prize Rebel

You must have heard of Prize Rebel. It’s more of a gift site rather than a money one. You complete surveys to gain points, which you can redeem for ‘prizes’. If the thing you want isn’t listed, you can always use the custom order.

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They also have forums, with a friendly community willing to help.

I know this isn’t a scam since I’ve redeemed things myself. It can take a while for the points to stack up, especially if you’re not from the US, but it’s worth it.

Sign up. 

InfoBarrel

InfoBarrel-Old-Logo-BigInfoBarrel is a site quickly gaining members. That’s good news — it means not a lot of your article ideas are claimed!

It’s a passive income website. You write articles (with good SEO), consisting of text and images, and post them. Then you can apply for them to be considered to be featured, getting you more views. You can also incorporate Google Adsense, Amazon Affiliates and Chitika to gain money from them.

A little too hard, you think? On the front page, you can read some success stories, and it clearly says that one of the members, at some point, was making more money from the website that from their full-time job. That just outlines the potential with this site.

The community is also extremely helpful and friendly — it’s worth signing up.

CafePress | Zazzle

CafePress and Zazzle let you put images onto high selling items like mugs, tshirts, bags, etc. When something is sold, you receive a commission.

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So those pointless little drawing you made when you were young? Why not try and stick ’em on a mug and gain something?

Zazzle’s advantage is that you don’t have to be 18 or over to join — you have to be 13 or over. So, no more faking your age!

Sign up to CafePress or Zazzle today 🙂

99Designs

99Designs is famous for it’s logo designs, but you can also create webpages and apps for quite high prices. You compete with other designers to create something, and then the person wanting the thing chooses the one he likes best.

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If you get good at it, you’re accepted into the 99Designs store, where you can create logos and sell them (the difference with the main site is that you don’t have to design the logo based on criteria).

Anyway, some people don’t like the idea of spending hours on something and then being beat by someone with a crappy design, but I think it’s an okay place to earn extra money. It’s not a scam — I was paid $200 for one of my logos — that’s how I bought my Wacom Tablet! 🙂

Sign up for 99Designs now.

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Posted by on December 25, 2012 in Everything, Informative

 

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Top Five ‘That Exists?’ Things

Top Five ‘That Exists?’ Things

Have you ever read about something that made you go, “Holy crap, that exists?” I have! And here are the top contenders  You’ll be sure to be spitting out your drinks at these.

Number Stations

Number stations are radio broadcasts that date back to World War 1 or even before that, that just basically list numbers in different languages. They’re stations that play static or are silent, except for when someone gets on it and reads out a string of letters or numbers.

No one knows what their reason is but many people suspect they are coded messages used for espionage.

One example is UVB-76. It’s been broadcasting for thirty years, from a live source, not a recording, nonstop, except for three times when someone came on and read some Russian names and left.

Square Watermelons

Oh, those Japanese. They realized what a bother it was to fit a tumbling round watermelon in a fridge, so they started producing cube ones. They do this by inserting the watermelon into a cube, tempered glass while the fruit is still growing on the vine.

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You think that’s cool? Wait till you see the  heart shaped and pyramid watermelons!

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The Baby Mop

Let your baby clean while it crawls! If you like the idea of dressing your child up as a malfunctioning millipede or human-shaped octopus, then by the Baby Mop! Of course, the Japanese started it as a spoof advertisement, and it became a real thing.

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The Barreleye Fish

So there’s this fish, that, oh, you know, has a transparent head that glows. They are found in water as deep as 3330 feet (1015 m), and spotted in the Pacific Ocean, from the Bering Sea to Japan (is it me or is there a running pattern here?) and Baja California, Mexico. They’re so awesome, that their food and predators are unknown!

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Talking about creepy creatures, have you heard of the Elbow Squid? Well, you wouldn’t want to! Their arms poke down at an incredible length of 20 feet (6 meters)!

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Butter Stick Type

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Let’s finish on something completely ridiculous. So, you see how glue sticks give off that ‘heehee I’m high!’ smell? Well, let’s spread some of that on toast! Just kidding, this stick actually has butter inside. Mhm. Long gone are the days of messy knives. The Butter Stick Type is here!

Funnily enough, this actually looks quite convenient. You can take it with you, use it on things like bagels easily, and you don’t have to wash it, unlike a knife.

Or we could just, you know, opt for the spray butter.

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2012 in Everything, Informative

 

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Reasons The World Should And Shouldn’t End

Reasons The World Should And Shouldn’t End

We’re all aware of the 21st December 2012 theory, right? I used to piss myself at the mention of it, before I read somewhere that the world as we know it will end in 2032, not 2012. But before you start panicking, read this, which NASA themselves wrote about the matter.

– Reasons the world should end –

Awkward silence. There are reasons it should end? Yup, there are.

We got one planet, one little sweet Earth, and we killed her. I watched Apocalypto a few days ago, and the people seemed so close to the Earth! Maybe a little violent, but they weren’t limited in any way. You want to take a bath in the river? Okay, you can just jump in the one right outside your hut. Now, we probably have to notify a bunch of people of our intentions, make sure it’s allowed, and potentially face charges. People, we don’t connect to the planet anymore.

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Seriously, look at animals, then look at our race. We don’t even look like we belong here! We did a few millions of years ago, when we wore fresh leather and had hair all over the place. Now it’s obvious we don’t belong here. For the superstitious  there is even a theory that Satan created our race, and we didn’t naturally evolve like all the other animals.

We’re destroying everything. Every three minutes, the size of five football pitches of rainforest is being deforestated! Everyone lives their life day for day; no one wants to take responsibility. Then, when the rumors of our world ending pop up, people start thinking about spaceships and moving to other planets. Yeah, are you going to ruin Mars as well?

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Technology has gone too far. Seriously. IPods, iPads and now mini iPads? What, so you need three sizes of the same thing? And apparantely, cars can now drive themselves. Even more time for you to text someone about how big the size of the thing you just excreted was! And those Google Glasses? I don’t want to constantly be connected to the internet! My dad makes these jokes that one day, the toilet will need to search for a connection to the internet before you’re allowed to take a piss.

Everyone’s scared of killer robots, yet people continue trying to make them. Look, buddy. One day, those robots (if they have a mind of their own, which the stupid scientists are trying to achieve inventing) are going to realize we’re controlling them. They’re not going to like that we turn them on and off whenever we want, and use them for experiments, like slaves. Then they’re going to rebel. And you think we’re going to win? Those metal bastards will have the whole internet at their hands. What do we have? A phone with it’s slow network (a Nokia might help, you know, with it’s amazing unbreakability).

In the end, we’re all just corrupting our Earth.

– Reasons why the world shouldn’t end –

Firstly – I would not want to live through any kind of cataclysm – the 2012 movie didn’t look like good fun at all. Secondly, if the world end, no only do we die, but so do all the animals! Yeah, that’s right! All those cute little sneezing pandas and teacup pigs that did nothing to wrong anyone! In fact, the only living things that do stand a chance of survival is bacteria. Mhm, those little brats that made you sneeze all over the celebrity that visited your school. How would you like that?

If the world ends, everything in our life goes to waste. Everything we’ve ever created. Everything our ancestors carefully designed (and got help from aliens), like the Maya pyramids or the Pyramids of Giza. Everything. Yup, that clay statue you made in first grade, too. Our discoveries, memoirs, pointless graffiti.

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For those still in school, the dreaded school being will be the last thing they see. Our school’s last day is on the 21st December. Freakin’ awesome.

We deserve a chance, and we deserve hope. If the Earth calls it quits (or the Sun goes all Angry Birds on us), it’s the end of everything.

So what do you think? Should or shouldn’t the world end?

Note: The world won’t end, we will. See how egoistic we are, thinking we are the world?

 
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Posted by on December 11, 2012 in Everything, Informative

 

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Your Relatives’ Most Commonly Used Sayings

Your Relatives’ Most Commonly Used Sayings

Your sitting around the dinner table, happily puncturing your food with the not-so-clean-fork and then shoving it in your mouth. It’s the most you’ve ever eaten. Then, your ear catches something. “You don’t eat enough.” Yes, you know what I’m talking about. Your relatives all have their signature sayings.

“You’re too skinny.”

You smile at your grandparents, awkwardly shifting your weight from one foot to the other. You haven’t seen them in a whole year; the plane tickets cost too much. Trying to push away the thickness of the air, you turn to them and nod. “So, grandpa. How’s the farm? Has the cat given birth yet?” 

Your grandfather nods, grins stiffly and glances at your grandmother. 

“You’re too skinny.” She shakes her head.

This happens to me every single year. It gets especially annoying when they tell you that you can go and visit them, but on the basis of a few terms. You must gain 15 pounds.

But we love them, really!

“When are you getting married?”

“We met at work! I mean, if you can consider the unisex bathroom at our company work!” Your sister roars, patting her husband on the chest lovingly. 

Your parents chuckle. “I guess we’ll be seeing that belly balloon soon!” 

The table goes silent. Your sister is not looking forward to her belly ballooning. 

“So,” your mother looks at you, “when are you getting married?”

I don’t have any siblings, but my relatives (especially the older ones) seem to think it’s still normal for someone to get married in their early teens. Twins on the way? Perfect!

About time, my dear!

About time, my dear!

“If so and so told you to jump off a cliff, would you do it?”

“So why aren’t you eating any chocolate anymore?” 

“It’s bad for you.”

“And who told you this?”

“The — the internet.” 

“And if someone on the internet told you to jump off a cliff, would you do it?” 

“No, m–” 

“Would you?!” 

“No…”

“No! Hmph.” 

Do you know how many people in life use this? Teachers, parents, your cat. I won’t be surprised if people start using this saying when for e.g, they’re told they need to lay off the meat or they’ll have a heart attack. “I can’t eat meat or I’ll die, you say? Well who told you that? Centuries of books? If those authors told you to jump off a cliff, would you go and do it?”

Google told me to!

“On my head on the fifth floor.” 

“Dad, do you know where my phone is?”

“On my head on the fifth floor.”

If you’re not Bulgarian, you wouldn’t have experienced this, but in Bulgaria parents use this a lot (at least in my experience, they do).

When someone says this, it basically implies that they have five floors on their head, and that the thing you are looking for is on the fifth floor. I used to be quite confused with this concept when I was young. “But daddy, your head only has two floors!”

I couldn’t find it, dad. Maybe it’s on your seventh chin, instead.

On that note, I’ll finish with a few more that didn’t make the list, but are pretty “my parents [used to] say that!”:

  • When you fall out of that tree and break both your legs don’t come running to me!
  • Do you want a smack? (yes please, mummy!)
  • Can’t never did.
  • Close the door, were you raised in a barn? (and then they don’t close it themselves)

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Posted by on December 3, 2012 in Everything, Informative

 

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5 Badass Countries

5 Badass Countries

We’re all aware of the badass Russia jokes, right? But why do people consider the country badass? Facebook memes don’t supply enough information. There are also other awesome countries, believe it or not! Introducing — 5 badass countries!

Russia

It’s obvious I’m gonna start with Russia. If you look at the world map, their country is MASSIVE. I mean, how do you even get away with such a big country? It’s half the size of Africa, they have 11 time zones and twelve seas border their territory. One side of Russia is white, the other side is asian!

They drink a lot of vodka. In fact, 10% of their government tax income comes from the sale of vodka. Plus, Moscow is home to the biggest McDonalds in the world (700 seats). On the day that it first opened, 5000 customers were waiting in line at 5am.

Oh, and also the fact that they grab all the medals in the Olympics. They’re hard working people.

Sound awesome yet? If it does, the closest point between Russia and the USA is 4km. During the war, people used to wait for the water to freeze over and walk over from Russia to the USA.

Bonus fact: In the 18th century, a Russian woman gave birth to 69 children.

Germany

Good ol’ Germany! I was actually enjoying studying about it for history until I found out I had to drop the subject. Anyway, let’s start with the facts.

If you study the German language, which I did when I was younger, you know that your teacher tells every class that there’s a highway in Germany with no speed limit. BULL. 70% of German highways have no speed limit. If you have a Mustang, there’s the place to drive it.

The French have hundreds of varieties of cheese. Well, Germany has 300 types of bread, and there are also bread museums. Also, there are over 1000 types of sausages, and in Munich, more than 60 beer gardens. Beats the UK’s National History museum any day.

Finally, Germans answer the phone with their surname instead of hello, most taxis in Germany are Mercedes, and the Christmas tree tradition came from their country.

We have a lot to thank them for.

South Korea

In 1443, King Sejong sat down and invented Hangul (Korea’s alphabet), because he thought that the Chinese characters Korea had to use were too complicated and couldn’t be used to express things correctly. That’s right, he just sat down and invented it. It raised literacy levels due to the simplicity, and is so easy you could learn it in an hour.

Secondly, Koreans think the number 4 is so unlucky, some buildings don’t even have a fourth floor. It’s like a bunch of paranoids in a room full of number 13s. Oh, and refrain from using red ink for letters. Writing someone’s name in red basically means they’re going to die or are already dead. That would not go down well with anyone.

Another awesome fact: If you’re dining with friends, and you accidentally bite down on fish bones, you can just spit them out. Mhm, just spit them out on the table, and no one will be appalled. Talking about manners, if you feel a cough coming on, just open your mouth and cough away. Unless you hack onto someone in front of you, it is not considered impolite.

Nigeria

Nigeria actually has the fourth largest number of doctors in the world. There you go, you can stop calling all third world countries bad, now. They also have the largest number of twin births in the world, compared to any other country. It’d be really hard to recognize people on the street!

You wouldn’t expect it, but the official language of Nigeria is English. What? Not so interesting? Well, in total, the estimated number of languages are 520. Try learning all that! Suddenly, England doesn’t sound so diverse, does it!

A country full of festivals is a good country! You wish the USA would hold colorful masquerades now, don’t you?  Among all of them, they have the Eyo festival, which is thought to be the prototype of the modern day carnival in Brazil.

Bulgaria

Some may call me biased since this is my country, but you can’t deny its badassness. I mean, c’mon, it’s the country with the oldest name in Europe! Plus, Russians don’t like to admit it, but their alphabet (which is slightly different than Bulgaria’s) and maybe their language, derived from Bulgaria.

Bulgaria is so cool, they (along with Denmark) were the only ones to save their Jews during the Holocaust. What’s that, other European countries? You couldn’t save your own? Right, right.

John Atanassoff, the inventor of the computers, was from Bulgaria. If the country didn’t exist, you wouldn’t be reading this article!

In addition, Bulgarians don’t give a crap. They sometimes refer to people as just ‘man’ or ‘woman’, and have this ‘I really don’t care’ personality around them, even if you’re their best friend. Seriously though, they’re nice people when they want to be.

Bulgaria has everything: seas, mountains, hills, villages, farms, cities, lakes, and a ton load of culture. Christmas and New Year in Bulgaria is magical, and getting together with your family is beautiful.

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Posted by on November 27, 2012 in Everything, Informative

 

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