Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Shop.....and make $$? You got it! :) Introducing... Shopkick!

Good Morning!

How about today I introduce some FUN stuff?? ;-)

Not that all of these "work at home" opportunities can't be fun in their own way but let's be honest, some of this can be a little tedious and even monotonous at times.

Not to say that it isn't 100% worth it but WHY NOT have a few things in the mix that you can truly ENJOY doing??? :) :)

Today, I give you SHOPKICK...a way for you to earn a few extra dollars while you do something that you are most likely already doing from time to time....SHOPPING!

Well, not even exactly that....you don't even have to SHOP to benefit from this program (although obviously the stores are hoping you DO)  but it just didn't sound NEARLY as fun to say you could make extra $$ just from WALKING into stores, lol.

But yes, you read that correctly.....with this....you can quite LITERALLY make $$ just from walking into some of your favorite stores.  :)

Shopkick is an program that you 1) sign up (for FREE) HERE and then 2) follow the directions to download the FREE ap on your iPhone or Android smartphone.

The Shopkick Ap uses your GPS to register when you walk into stores like Target, Old Navy, Macy's and over 50 other major stores AND WHEN YOU DO you are automatically given points (AKA "kicks") that you can collect to put toward some pretty awesome prizes.

Prizes like giftcards... to places like Target, Starbucks,Toys R Us, iTunes, Best Buy, American Eagle.....the list goes on. I don't know about you but those will come in pretty handy for THIS momma with the upcoming holiday season! :) :)

You can then earn MORE kicks by completing little tasks when you are in each store. You just open the ap while in the store and you will see what sort of tasks are available for that location.

Tasks like going to a certain department and looking for items that are on your "scavenger hunt" style list. When you find them, you scan the barcode and then you get the points!

Obviously, their goal here is to get you to spend more time in the store and get you looking at items that you may have otherwise not taken the time to consider. Oh how I WISH I had thought of this marketing ploy, because as you will see, it's pretty darn effective.....and ridiculously smart on the part of these participating companies.

You also have the ability to acquire even MORE kicks by referring your friends and family to Shopkick. THEN, not only will earn points for the places YOU go and the tasks that YOU complete, but you will also get MATCHING points for all the kicks that your referrals earn within their first 30 days!

Up to 2500, kicks which is the equivalent to $10 per person!

Now, the only downfall I can see to their referral program is it is really only temporary way to earn some extra kicks because you can only get credit for up to 100 referrals ( but multiply that by $10 and that's STILL the potential for an extra $1000 in YOUR pocket!) but obviously this isn't going to be a "replacement income" sort of opportunity.

But doesn't it sound like a super fun way to earn some extra spending money!?! :)

AND like I have said before, combining something like this with other programs may allow you to acquire a nice little chuck of extra cash. Remember, multiple streams of small amounts of money CAN add up to small incomes. ;-)

And if you ARE by chance interested in being even more involved with this company and making more, they do offer a great affiliate program. Feel free to email me if you'd like more information on this and I can point you in the right direction.

Overall, I believe Shopkick is an absolutely wonderful program with terrific incentives to get you out of the house even if what you DO ultimately make from using the ap only further funds your already existing shopping addiction. ;)

**ALSO....if you use the link located in this post, you will get a $25 resturant.com giftcard just for signing up!! This is an awesome little extra that Shopkick has personally extended to me to be able to offer my readers, so go ahead, TAKE ADVANTAGE!! :) :)**


Happy shopping moneymakers!! :)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Are "Get Paid to Try" opportunities scams?

There seems to be a good bit of mixed reviews when it comes to GPT (Get Paid to Try) opportunities and I have definitely found that there are some companies with better reputations than others. That said, I definitely do NOT think that this particular type of opportunity is a scam, mainly because I have indeed made money with it. :)

You just have to be a little more careful and pretty meticulous about keeping things organized and with my help, you'll be able to do just that, IF you pay attention ;-).

I should suggest though, that if you do venture down this path, that you try to AVOID jumping on board with certain individuals or "guru's" that claim that they can "sell" you their magical "turn-key" system or show you their "effortless" technique for manipulating these types of companies. Typically, those same individuals are operating some type of scam in what they are trying to offer you.

They make extreme suggestions of the type of money you can make in order to bait you to join their email list and then once they have your info they then inform you about some other necessary "tools" you need in order to be successful. Conveniently, they most likely have a link ready for you to purchase whatever this key item/service/product is and they in turn get a commission for whatever you are convinced you need to buy.

That was a lesson that I had to learn the hard way in this search of mine but now that I know what to look out for, hopefully I can at least help you avoid the same pitfalls.

I promise, you CAN legitimately make money with these programs WITHOUT having to come out of pocket more than a few dollars, if ANY at all.....**note- it IS possible to make money with these programs without spending A DIME, it just takes a little more effort on your part.

It's your choice, but I'll gladly share what I am learning along the way to help make the process easier to understand, and feel free to message me if you still aren't clear on something!

My goal is to maximize ALL of our earnings with these companies.  :-)

SO let's get to it.....Two companies that I have been "test driving" over the past few months are Fusion Cash and ZNZ Cash, both of which are variations of GPT opportunities but Fusion Cash actually has a little more to it than that.

I am willing to vouch for both of these companies because I have seen first hand that they DO in fact put money into my account so I am pretty excited to share these with others looking to make some money from home.

Both sites require that you register (for free) with a valid email address and once confirmed you will gain access to a variety companies that are willing to pay YOU to try their site, service or product.

Let's start with Fusion Cash....


What I like about Fusion Cash is the options. You have several ways to make money with this company aside from trials. You can participate in surveys (pays $1-$5 per survey), try out magazines, place phone-calls or join an opinion panel.

A good bit of these options require absolutely NO use of a credit card.

Then they also have the trial offers that you can sign up for where companies will literally pay you between $10 and $50 (sometimes more) to try their product or service. The downfall to this particular type of op is that a good bit of the time a credit card is required.

Sometimes all you have to pay for is shipping but usually that amount is outweighed by what you will ultimately make from participating. Which brings me to key point #1....OBVIOUSLY that's one thing you WANT to look for!!

I'm sure it may seem obvious to most but just for the sake of making it CRYSTAL CLEAR, you are always looking to make a profit so BE SMART when choosing your offers. Do the math and make sure that you are coming out ahead. :)

Also, keep notes....or better yet a CALENDAR.

You will need to make note of the customer service contact number that is necessary to call when or if you want to cancel once your trial is up. If you truly enjoy a product or service, by all means, keep it if it's within your budget. But if you want to make money with this type of op, you obviously aren't going to be able to keep everything! :)

Be sure to record the phone numbers you need and make a note of all the trial requirements, set an alarm on your phone if you have to, lol.....but cancel within the time frame that they require and you won't have any unforeseen charges on your card.

Keynote #2.....READ ALL DETAILS!! The requirements of each trial is given before you ever sign up so make sure you READ everything and PRINT your agreement/receipt ALWAYS.

A lot of the time, people try this type of system and get burned because they don't make note of all the details and requirements and end up forgetting to cancel within the required time frame...they then have a harder time canceling and end up referring to programs such as this as "scams".

I for one, have had NO trouble canceling a trial and have had NO unexpected charges.....BECAUSE I keep very meticulous notes, I know who, where and when to call to cancel if I decide to and I keep it all organized in my handy dandy calendar....and yes, a little phone alarm also goes off. ;-)

I will warn you that the "no CC" offers do pay significantly LESS than the TRIAL offer options but with good reason. After all, these companies are hoping that you love their product so much that you don't cancel once your trial is up.

And while the trial offers may scare off a few people because of the need to provide credit card information,  I have a suggestion that takes the worry out of proceeding with such an offer. Most Wal-Mart  stores now have a little kiosk where you can obtain a pre-paid debit card that you load with whatever dollar amount you wish. If you are not comfortable using a personal credit card, go get one of these! :)

*Click HERE to join Fusion Cash*

Ok, moving on....


ZNZ Cash is another GPT opportunity but works a little different than Fusion Cash. You make your money with ZNZ by signing up for 2-4 trial offers yourself (which complete 1 ZNZ credit) and then simply referring others.

For every person that you refer that also joins ZNZ and completes a full credit (ie. their 2-4 trial offers), you will be paid $40

That's it! You only have to complete your own credit ONE TIME and once you have it all you do is share the link they provide you to others.

There are various techniques that I use to share my link with others (one of which can be found HERE) and as we move forward, I will continue to add posts that detail even more ways for you to market your business.

What I also love about this company is they also give you the option of collecting your referrals and putting them toward prizes. For example, you only need 9 referrals to get a 16G iPad.

So if you are just looking for a fun way to win some cool prizes, this may also be an option that interests you.

I personally like the cash option, which you can also choose and every week your money will be deposited directly into your pay-pal account! :)

*Click HERE to join ZNZ Cash*

OK....that's it for now....I've got more coming soon, I hope you all got something from this post and I look forward to sharing more along the way! :) Please let me know if you have any questions and feel free to leave  me a comment with your own experiences. Goodnight! :)


Got some good stuff.....please hold!! ;-)

Alright you guys, so I have a few things I am getting ready to share with you that are proving to be profitable!! I should have my first review up before the end of the day but I just wanted to let everyone know that the blog now has a subscribe feature and by entering your email to the right, you will get an email update any time I post a new review or opportunity. You will in no way be spammed by subscribing but it is the best way to keep up-to-date with me. Now that I have had some more success with a few companies and I am in the process of testing various others I should be frequently adding new reviews and I'm very excited to share what I have found thus far! :)

Please keep in mind that what I am finding with most successful individuals who exclusively work from home using the internet, is that they utilize MULTIPLE sources to bring in their supplemental or even REPLACEMENT incomes. Thus far, I have yet to discover the one MIRACLE work from home opportunity but what I am coming to realize is that there may not be only ONE (but I'll keep looking!).

Even though, in your search I am sure you will find a handful or two of individuals who will claim that they know the secret to your "wealth" and can have you making $1000 a week in less than a month....bla bla bla. Hopefully I don't need to tell you that THOSE individuals are very likely exaggerating and even IF they ARE bringing in the numbers they claim to be, it's because they started with a MONSTROUS email list of individuals to market to and I can almost guarantee that you will end up spending a good bit of money in any attempt to duplicate their success, money that most likely will not be recouped. :(

Now, I can't say with 100% certainty that these programs NEVER work but I can say that unless you have been in the business of internet marketing for a substantial amount of time, unfortunately, the odds ARE NOT in your favor. Trust me though, if there IS something that comes along my path that DOES show me some rare yet impressive results, my readers will be the first to know about it ;-)....obviously I'm hopeful but not exactly holding my breath, and you shouldn't either.

What I can promise you is that their ARE most definitely ways to make money online and your success depends on what YOU are willing to do with the opportunities that are out there. Some, if done alone, bring in only a very small amount but if combined with other similar opportunities, they can bring in a good bit more. Then there are opportunities that if only worked in the traditional fashion the profits are minimal but if you utilize their referral programs, you will see a SIGNIFICANT increase in what you can make. Then there are a few that while a little more difficult to market, they bring in more substantial amounts. These opportunities are going to be the ones that require a little bit more work. But isn't a "little more work" worth the possibility of replacing  your current income so that you can legitimately WORK FROM HOME???? Spend the time with your loved ones that your job is now depriving you of??? I don't know about you, but it most definitely is worth it to me and I'm looking forward to sharing my successes and have you come along for the journey! :)

Don't forget to subscribe.....I'll be posting something new for you to check out before the end of today! See you shortly!!