This month we have reported passive income from Acorns, loyalty program rebates, Perk, Prosper, Swagbucks and Ebates. Acorns returned $35.98, rebates $231.32, Perk $8.00, Prosper $35.78, Swagbucks $15.00, and Ebates $28.61. Total passive income came to $354.69, requiring seven minutes to earn for a comparative hourly earnings rate of $3040.20!Read More →

Before going to the charts, a note on October’s earnings.  Readers will notice that there are no results for certain income streams, like the investments in Betterment.  There are two reasons for this: 1) some activities, like trades, were not performed in October, and 2) some income sources, like the Betterment account, report on a quarterly basis and so are not included in monthly reports for months which are not quarter ends. Passive Income While the actual passive income is higher than reported here (because some income is reported quarterly), October 2017 saw a total calculated income of $166.15.  Unlike with September 2017, this month saw no equity price appreciation reports so the total reported number of sources is lowerRead More →

We came across a new GPT (Get Paid To) site in the vein of UserTesting (internal link) and UsabilityHub: User Interviews (external link). User Interviews is a multi-thread focus group site offering users the opportunity to apply for in-person, over-the-phone, online studies, and independent tasks. According to the website, their clients prefer to interact with testers who link their LinkedIn or Facebook profiles, though this is not a requirement. We signed up and applied for several tests (though we have yet to be accepted).  The tests we applied for paid between $0.50 and $1.50 a minute, the shortest of which being a 30 minute phone interview, and the longest of which was a one hour and 30 minute in-person interview.Read More →