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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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Smashing Cones

My school has a tank full of water for when you’re thirsty. So what, you say? Well, they’re cone shaped. So it’s kind of easy to stab yourself or an enemy with them. Just saying. Not a very good thing to implement in a school where people get in fights for a living.

Anyway, I went to my fifth Krav Maga lesson on Thursday, and I think I smashed half my face in. We were doing these falling techniques. The instructor pushed us over, and then we were supposed to fall into a push up. The partner I was with pushed me with the force of air resistance on a plane door and I just about died.

But then came the Parkour type rolls, that I had been practicing at home anyway, so I was the best at that! 😛

I don’t really have anything else to say. I’m just watching the Fix Factor X Factor and listening to random songs. Sigh.

Oh wait, I do have something to tell you! It’s my cousin’s birthday today, and I hope the world ends on the 21st! There have been some NASA rumors going around, that they said there will be a blackout starting from the 21st, lasting three days. Holy crap I hope so 😀

Anyway, bye for now 🙂

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Posted by on December 8, 2012 in Daily Life, Everything

 

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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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Mother Tongues

Mother Tongues

Guys, something hit me yesterday and I’ve just realized that I’m forgetting my own mother tongue. I came to England when I was nearly six, so just a little less of a decade has passed. I still speak fluent Bulgarian to my parents and family members, but when I’m at school, I obviously can’t do that (well, I tried once. Guess if it worked out?).

So this morning, I’ve been constantly listening to Bulgarian songs and trying to think in the language. It’s gonna be pretty tough though, since when I’m writing books in English, it’s impossible.

I’m so scared of forgetting it, I’m beginning to think I should scrap all my future in other countries and languages, and move back to Bulgaria. Gah, I don’t know! What would you guys do?

Maybe it wouldn't be so bad

Anyway, in Krav Maga we learned how to defend ourselves against kicks. It was a good lesson, since I love to kick really high. Unfortunately, I was paired up with a little kid who didn’t really know what he was doing. It doesn’t matter, at least I’ll learn how to kick ass.

In other news, I keep procrastinating (how the hell do you even write that word?), so my book has not budged…a word. Some of the planning is done, though. The book I’m talking about it ‘The Question’; you can see more about it here, even though it’s probably just a sentence.

Why did I choose to do creative things? They're so hard!

But, I’ve done one thing! I’ve finished my new digital art thingy! I think it’s a slight improvement from the last one, but there are still a few problems. What do you think? I’m just happy I did something for a change 🙂

Another thing I need to ask you guys: What should one do to look more girly? I’m obviously female, it’s just I’ve sort of tomboyed it out till now, and it’s beginning to have an effect on my confidence (and attractiveness). I don’t know what to do with my ponytailed hair, whether to splodge on make up, or to just call it a day and remain ugly.

So, bye for now 🙂

PS. The new blog plan is working out for now!! 😀

diya

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

 

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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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