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editormum - MyPoints has a good affiliate program if I remember correctly
You are welcome to drop your affiliate link here if you want.

posted by gomedome on November 3, 2008 at 12:53 PM | link to this | reply

Sunnybeach7 - Hits4Pay allows Canadian members
. . . and also allows the use of free email accounts. 

posted by gomedome on November 3, 2008 at 12:35 PM | link to this | reply

Gome...

did you vet http://www.your2cents.com/? I've been a member for a while, and I have earned enough to get a payout ... I could have earned more if I'd done more surveys, but when things get hectic, surveys are the first thing I drop. I redeemed for $13 cash a couple years ago, and I recently completed a number of surveys and have another $15 in my account. And I have thrown away dozens of survey opportunities over the last few years. No telling how much I could have earned if I'd had more free time. It's not a lot, but it IS legit.

And it might not be for everyone (you get LOTS of e-mail offers), but I do love MyPoints. They don't pay out in cash, but I have redeemed nearly 100K points for more than $2000 in gift cards over the nine years I've been a member. Again, if I clicked more of the e-mail links (instead of trashing them -- again, time gets short and surfing goes by the wayside) and used MyPoints as my shopping portal more often, I'd have earned more. But $200 a year is not bad, I think.

posted by editormum on November 3, 2008 at 11:54 AM | link to this | reply

Here are two of the higher paying ad view sites...that may actually be worth doing. 
I've been paid by both.

The first...

Fishing4Mails.com

International English Reading Members Welcome!

S
ign ups from China & India are allowed but can ONLY redeem earnings for ads.. except members who have been given permission to cashout.

The second...

Hits4Pay

Pay through Paypal

I can't find any country restictions...except, I would assume, you have to be in a paypal accepting country

This one has a $10 signup bonus


posted by Afzal_Sunny7 on November 3, 2008 at 11:26 AM | link to this | reply

Gome,
A few others have said that as well. I'm not sure why. There are many members who are not in the USA.

Here is something from P2S FAQ...

What are requirments to join Points2Shop?
You have to be at least 18 years old and you must be a resident of either the USA, Canada and UK. You must read and agree to our Terms & Conditions before joining.

The other programs, I will get back to you on...


posted by Afzal_Sunny7 on November 3, 2008 at 10:52 AM | link to this | reply

Sunnybeach7 - drop a few links to the ones you have found not to be scams
But keep in mind it is important to note who is eligable to sign up. The two I list in this post for example, are available to both US and Canadian citizens. Points2Shop is USA only as are a number of other shadow shopping companies that I could not try out. I've found that the biggest payouts for Canadians come from referrals for programs that allow both US and Canadian citizens.

posted by gomedome on November 3, 2008 at 10:44 AM | link to this | reply

Gome,
I have been doing this for a lonnnnnng time.
Some programs are easy to spot as scammers, and others you just have to go through the process to reach payout to find out.

I have come across a few good ones that do pay 1-2 cents for each ad visited.

I've belonged to a quite a few survey sites...a lot of which I didn't bother trying much.  The ones that clearly pay nothing (sweepstakes entries), I just delete. And there are a few that I get cash or points for to redeem for cash or prizes.

Oh...and about the paid to view ads... there are MANY out there that DO actually pay...but the payrate is so low that it's hardly worth it...unless you REALLY have nothing better to do...as they pay .1 cent per ad view, occasionally .25 cent... and it varies to much much less.
You could end up viewing 100 ads to get one cent.

Shadow or Mystery Shopper jobs are out there. But you can find them without having to pay a fee to any company.

I've only done one mystery shop, and it was a free service that I had joined (I could have done several others if I had wanted) . They called me and asked me to do it as their usual person couldn't and they needed it done right away.

All I had to do was drive to 2 gas stations and write down the gas prices on their signs and make sure no numbers were missing or something, then call and tell them.
They paid me like $10 for that I think. It was pretty good...but like I said, they needed it right away, so they likely paid more than their average .

The ones that have paid me the most (and you really gotta have "learn" the know how, and patience) are free offer sites.

In just over a month I was able to accumulate enough in points "for Amazon" (they also have a cash site option) to get a playstation 2 Batman bundle pack for $130.
I worked diligently on getting that much so I could have a nice Christmas present for the kids.

I have not yet, but I will post proof soon that I received it. (The digital camera is full with pics that I'm too lazy to take off of it, to make space.)

I have started a blog HERE with all the details, if you or anyone is interested.

http://pointstoshop.blogspot.com/


posted by Afzal_Sunny7 on November 3, 2008 at 10:23 AM | link to this | reply

Re: "2 out of 15 that actually live up to their advertising."
FineYoungSinger - isn't that the truth . . . the really sad part about this is that with the scams far out numbering the legitimate companies, it taints the entire industry. True of a great deal of things online I guess.

posted by gomedome on November 3, 2008 at 9:22 AM | link to this | reply

"2 out of 15 that actually live up to their advertising."
sounds like everything else being sold in the world today.

posted by FineYoungSinger on November 3, 2008 at 9:03 AM | link to this | reply

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