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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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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)

And one funny website: 

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2012 in Everything, Informative

 

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Anniversaries and bruises

That sounds a lot like a domestic abuse title, doesn’t it? Anyway, it isn’t!

Today I logged on to check how many days I haven’t written here (oops) and an orange notification delighted me!    It’s my WordPress anniversary! That’s right, I’ve been here for a year! It’s a paper anniversary! I think should be a gateway to a new era of LaScarletCat. I’ve decided I’m going to produce more entertaining articles to post here, instead of my dreary life logs. So that’ll be the next post since I need to update you on a few things!

I attended my third Krav Maga lesson on Thursday! You have no idea how many bruises there are on my forearms. For the first day I couldn’t move my hands, then the bruises appeared, and now my hands are still shaking a little. Wow. I was told I’d get hurt, but I didn’t expect this much!

Still, guys, go sign up to your nearest Krav Maga class because it feels so badass slapping and punching hands away from your face in defense. It is awesome. Plus, it’ll com in use someday. Yesterday on the road (in a shady part of town) I realized a guy was following me. I could feel his breath on my shoulder. So I just speed-walked my way into a crowd. Phew. Nothing happened, but it could’ve.

I’m learning a lot of Spanish (as usual) and started studying Korean (man, it sounds awesome! And the alphabet is super easy to learn so I don’t have to waste years perfecting my Kanji). I’m starting to write my two novels today, and should complete my new digital painting soon 🙂

In between job hunting, writing, drawing, learning and training, I don’t have any time for myself (well, okay, maybe an episode of HIMYM or SPN from time to time…).

So, bye bye for now, guys, and see you in the next post! (now I tick ‘write on blog’ off my checklist).

PS. Let’s calculate how many times I post. So, 365 (one year since the beginning!) / 58 (number of posts) = 6.3. There you go, guys, I post every 6 days. Hehe. I need to get that number down.

PSS. I just realized this is not the one year anniversary, but the one year and 10 days anniversary :/ Still, worth celebrating!

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2012 in Daily Life, Everything

 

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I know how to kill you in three different ways

News!

On Thursday I joined a Krav Maga club! Krav Maga is not really a martial art, it’s a self-defense system. An awesome one with no rules. When I first entered the room, there were knives laid out in a neat line, and punching bags. Oh, yeahhhhh. Over the years of doing tricks with my school ruler, I’ve learnt to flip knives and things of that size, so those sharp objects were a pleasant sight to me (what is happening to me?).

We started out doing push ups, sit ups and other warm up stuff. I think I did well, since I already train at home. Then we got in pairs and did this sort of defense-push thing. I felt pretty bad for my partner, who apologized every time he hit me.

Anyway, I go every week, and hopefully it’ll increase to two times per week. I’m looking forward to being able to say, “I know how to kill you in three different ways,” since Krav Maga is not about ending a fight in peace and discipline or whatever Karate and TaeKwonDo are, but by getting the hell outta there, even if it kills the person you’re fighting.

I went shopping for new trainers today, since my old ones were skidding across the floor of the training room :/ I nearly fell, and that wouldn’t have gone down well in a class full of overconfident boys and girly-girls. We were also offered to buy insurance, in case something happens to us while we’re training. Oh, boy. 

Bye for now guys, I’ll make a Krav Maga category so I can track my progress 😀

PS. ALSO, today I found my crush’s Facebook. Oh yeah. ;D

 

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2012 in Everything

 

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New Obsessions

Oh God.

I’ve entered a new obsession. Fortunately it isn’t a TV series related one this time (well there is HIMYM but that’s not…an obsession. It isn’t! I swear!).

I’ve begun to draw! Again! For those of you that don’t know, I used to LOVE drawing when I was 7 – 11. I filled out sketchpads, drew my hand off, etc.

But I’ve only decided to get serious now. I discovered my new obsession on 4chan (oh, Geez) on the /ic/ board. Then that led to DeviantArt. Now, most of the stuff on DeviantArt is anime. Anime, anime, anime! Grr. But if you search enough (past all the Illuminati drawings too), you get to the really meaty stuff. That stuff made me jealous.

I’m a jealous person in nature. It doesn’t do good for me. So I remembered my old drawing to drawing (hehe) and    began to practice. Guys, I practice 3 – 6 hours a day :/ The improvement (in a week or so) has been massive.

I got a new sketchpad a few days ago too. Depression settled in after I realized I needed a tablet, but then I remembered! … I won $200 in a logo design competition recently! So I tried to buy a Wacom but my dad got all “naw naw naw!!” so yeah, that didn’t happen. FOR. A. DAY. I ordered it yesterday! It’s supposed to arrive today, so I’m just sitting here, excitement pouring out of my mouth.

But yeah, here’s my deviantArt. Even though it’s got no art on it yet! Soon there’ll be a ‘My Art’ tab here!

Guys, when my dad came home from Bulgaria a month ago, he gave me a book to read. It’s called 30 Pounds (translated from Bulgarian) and it’s about a man that goes to London and meets a guy and they become friends and bla bla. But there was this weird paragraph too. It was about an unborn baby and it’s mother talking. I’ll translate it:

While falling asleep, he thought, to die, actually might not be that scary. You just fall asleep and disappear forever, was the last thought, before sleep wrapped around him.

In his dream, he saw a baby. It was in its mother’s stomach and in some mad way was conversing with her.

“Mum, do you believe in life after birth?” it asked.

“Of course, my boy,” she replied warmly. “Life after birth exists and it is wonderful. Soon, you yourself will understand.”

“You’re being silly, mum. There can’t be life after birth!” The baby was shocked.

“But, my boy, I am there now. Believe me – there is life like this. Here there is only light, we walk on our legs and eat with our mouth. You’ll like it, you’ll see.”

“It’s not possible to walk with your own legs. Neither is eating with your mouth. Why do we have this cord, then? No, you can’t trick me, that there is life after birth. Plus, no one has returned from there. So life just ends with birth. That’s it.”

“Believe me, son. There’s life after birth. You yourself will find out. When you’re born, you’ll meet me. I will wait for you there. And I’ll still take care of you and even love you even more.”

“But, mum, you can’t exist after my birth. When that day comes and I’m born, everything will end and you will also disappear.”

Pretty cool, right? It made me think about afterlife and stuff…So, talk to you later guys, right now How I Met Your Mother is running on TV and I have to focus my life on it.

PS. NaNoWriMo started and I still haven’t planned my book.

 
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Posted by on November 1, 2012 in Daily Life, Everything

 

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Aside

Yesterday I was revising for Chemistry, and on one of the pages I saw this:

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Yeah, it was a paragraph about how fossil fuels are poisonous (mark the dinosaur above Mr Cage’s head), but look at how those big headed cartoons look like Nicolas Cage! All of them (okay, maybe not the dinosaur).

It’s not really anything life changing, but a few months ago I was browsing fact sites and I found this. Nicky on a Serbian Biology Textbook!

In fact I kind of understand Serbian. It says: BIOLOGY, for 8 something something thorough school. Basically, a thorough guide to biology.

But what is it with Nicolas Cage and Science textbooks? What is he, the God of Science, now? Woah. Now that I think about it, maybe he is some immortal God. Wasn’t he in that eBay photo from the 18th century or something? And is he wearing a skirt? Why does he look like a Mexican in a rose field?

Anyway, there’s this new black and white Brad Pitt ad on TV where he’s promoting some perfume that my dad would probably make some remark about (“even old grannies wouldn’t pick this up” and “are you supposed to clean your toilet with this or wear it?”).

I was learning Spanish today so I’m going to finish this off in Spanish. If you don’t speak Spanish, there’s always Google Translate, which won’t hesitate to do a half-assed kindergarten attempt to translate it.

Quiero un Mustang. Quiero mucho dinero pero yo soy pobre. No sé. Bien, adios.

Nicolas Cage on my Science Textbook

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2012 in Daily Life, Everything

 

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Popeye and Hours

Popeye and Hours

Hi!

I’m typing this half scratched to death because a while ago I started crazily dancing to ‘Wheel in the Sky’ by Journey, and my cat just couldn’t help himself. But c’mon, tell me it isn’t catchy.

All I can say right now is THANK GOD for E4! Without it I wouldn’t have found How I Met Your Mother, and I would have spent hours depressing myself about my situation instead of watching awesome TV.

Anyway, I seriously need to do something about my money-less situation. I’m not panicking or anything. It’s just that if I don’t make $400,000 by the end of 2.4 years I’ll have to stay in London and die in depression! Okay, maybe I’m a bit panicked. But still, I’ve added this ‘Hire Me’ button thing on the sidebar, so if you need someone to work through the night, tirelessly typing from old books, hire me!

In other news, my arms are getting muscley again, which I’m happy about because when someone asks me where something is, I get to flex my arms when pointing backwards and they do this awesome Popeye thing! 😀

I’m probably going swimming tomorrow, and joining a martial arts class, so there ya go! Training myself for the future (just learn about what I’ve learnt about and see what I have and then see if you still don’t want to do anything about it)!

My book is…not going places. Rewrites are harder than I thought!

Ooo, and does anyone watch the XFactor? I watch the British one and the American one. They’re two hours each, and it’s PAINFUL to sit through them and the commercial breaks, but something makes me do it :/ Every day there’s something on TV. Every. Damn. Day. Some people would think this as good, but no. No. Do you realise how much time you can waste while watching TV? I watch at least four hours a day. But my mum’s friend got x factor tickets and apparately it was awesome. Hmm.

Okay, so. 4 hours x 7 days. 28 hours. 28 hours x 52 weeks. 1456 hours. 1456 hours is 60.6 days. Holy crap. That’s nearly 61 days of my YEAR wasted. I could be doing something else. I could write two books in that time! Argh.

But wait. That’s not all. How many days in my whole life do I waste? I’ve lived 15 years of my life, so let’s say I get lucky and have 70 left. 60.6 x 70 = 4242. That’s 101808 hours, dude. 11.6 years of my life…that’s a kid…gone. . To watching TV? I need to do something with my life. Sigh.

And since my hits are going down, do you guys have any suggestions as to what I could add on the blog? I mean, it’s been running for a year and I still get less hits than the illiterate ‘Twilight Reviews’ websites :/

For now, bye guys! If you’ve read this far, I love y’all!

 
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Posted by on October 15, 2012 in Daily Life, Everything

 

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