Thursday, July 5, 2018

testing out easyhits4u premium

I started using EasyHits4U some time ago when they where still paying 10 cents for each 100 sites you surfed. Now they changed to a pure traffic exchange (TE) site  model meaning for that you only earn credits for your activity. This credits you can spend so other members visit your site or for banner and text links on their site.
Because I had some money left over today I decided to also test out their paid membership. I upgraded my account to premium member for 1 month. What's the advantage of being a premium member ?

- I only need to visit other sites for 15 seconds (instead of 20 seconds) to be rewarded a credit
- Earning more from my referrals (15% now; 5% before)
- Random referrals assigned if someone signs up without one
- Adding more sites where the traffic is directed to
- Better rates to convert credits into banners or text links
- Random bonus for surfing

Even as a free member on EasyHits4U generating credits and converting to traffic to my projects was good and easy. Of course the traffic is not of the best quality as with most traffic exchanges but if you want to promote projects in the making money segment it can help. I was able to generate leads and signups to other programms via this method. Let's see if the improved membership is worth the price and helps me to make even more leads and sales.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

myfreeshares - one month as a bronze member

In my recent post I mentioned that I upgraded my free myfreeshares membership to a bronze membership. Now after one month the membership has ended and it's the perfect time to write a short summary of my findings.

The bronze membership did cost $10 and I used my earnings from the site. The status includes 60 shares and two ad packages for 1000 clicks. It also provides more clickable links so earning my money and shares is possible. So is the membership worth the money invested ?

For me personally it wasn't worth it. To break even I would have needed to earn at least my investment back. So roughly $2.50 per week or 50 cents a day. However clicking daily on all available links only earned me about 7 cents each day. I reached close to 52 cents in a whole week. Which is about twice as much as a free member but still no where close enough to justify the membership fee. Sure I also earned 4 and a half share each week which provide in a passive incoming of half a cent each coming week for quite some time. But that's also nowhere enough to make up for the $10.
I ended up with one referral I got from the membership but he isn't active so not earning any money. From my two ads (1000 clicks each) only one signup to cashcrate was generated.
The 60 shares I received for signing up are also earning some purely passive income now but it'll take ages until I made my investment back. So from my perspective upgrading is not worth the money.
All in all I'd say that the value of bronze membership is maybe $5. I'll continue as a free member at myfreeshares and earn cents by clicking the links.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

myfreeshares - upgraded to bronze member

My earnings on MyFreeShares reached $10 and I decided to upgrade my account and figure out if it's worth it. So by the end of last week I pulled the trigger and used my balance to upgrade to bronze membership for one month. The benefits of bronze members are:

  • more ads to click
  • 60 shares for free
  • if someone signs up to the site without a ref you might be added as their ref
  • your own ad showing to other members

As shown in my previous post about penny grinding different PTC sites my earnings on MFS are roughly 27 cents per week as a free member. So I made a little over $1 a month. Now being a bronze member costs $10 per month, so I need to earn at least $11 now to break even on the membership.

There are a lot more ads rewarding money and shares available each day that's for sure. But if it's really worth upgrading I'll see in about a week I guess. I am going to document my earnings again for this month and show the results for you to see.

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Monday, March 26, 2018

penny grinding for a month - are PTC and surveys worth it ?

So here are some numbers of my own of clicking links and answering surveys for a month. But I have to admit that I didn't spent a lot of time each day and on some sites I spent less than the others. Let's check out the pure numbers first and let me explain a bit afterwards.

14.02.0218 21.02.2018 28.02.2018 07.03.2018 14.03.2018 total average best week
myfreeshares 7,27 7,50 7,73 8,04 8,34 1,07 0,268 0,31
gptplanet 0,11 0,13 0,16 0,19 0,23 0,12 0,030 0,04
cashcrate 15,59 16,00 17,51 19,14 21,33 5,74 1,435 2,19
mturk 4,16 5,16 5,56 5,76 5,96 1,80 0,450 1,00

As you can see Cashcrate was my biggest earner with an average amount of $1,43 a week which is still really low but I was basically just doing one survey a day.
MTurk which is Amazons site for microtask I was spending even less time. The good thing with MTurk is that you will not be disqualified from a task in the middle of it. If you satisfy the initial requirements and finish the task correct you'll get paid.
gptplanet is a pure paid to click site which rewards you for clicking links and viewing websites for a couple of seconds. The best paying links only pay a tenth of a cent. I'm trying to automate this process but the site requires you to solve a captcha so that'll always require interaction.
myfreeshares is the same as gptlanet but paying better. A single click is worth up to half a cent and it has a lot more high paying links than other sites.

Future projects:
- I will automate clicking for myfreeshares and gptplant as much as possible.
- I will reinvest my earnings into myfreeshares as soon as I hit $10 to upgrade my account and receive more high paying links.
- I will test how much many I can earn on cashcrate in the single day doing each and every survey available.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Superclix and Amazon Challenge - Result

So finally here are the results for the Superclix and Amazon Challenge. And surprise surprise I lost. I only made 1,51€ while my opponent made ~30€. He made most of it with just one niche side called promoting a cheap Amazon product. I already paid my bet and we will do another challenge from January to end of June. This time counting all online incoming.

And i'm going to crush him this time. I started right after New Year and made a very stream lined approach for some quick cash. I did send ~300 unique visits to one high paying product on superclix in about a week. Didn't get a single sale and was frustrated and changed the product. Checked my account just now and see two open sales. If they get approved I'll write a detailed report how I made it and show it step by step...
This would give me a huge lead in the current challenge. My opponents next niche side most likely won't make any money until next christmas.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - Faucet plus BTC lottery


Found another really nice BTC/satoshi faucet called You can claim every 60 minutes and it's paying up to $200 in BTC. Of course to reach that you have to be very lucky. They payouts look something like this:

chance satoshi
0,9885 257 254,0445
0,01 2571 25,71
0,0008 25715 20,572
0,0004 257149 102,8596
0,0002 2571487 514,2974
0,0001 25714873 2571,4873

So the EV (expected value) per try as ~3500 satoshi which is a lot. Of course most of the time you'll only receive 255 which is still good for an hourly payout at an faucet.

BTC Lottery

In addition to that there is a lottery every couple of days which is worth a couple of BTC (yes, BTC not satoshi) for the lucky winner. You receive two tickets for every faucet claim you make. Or you can buy tickets of course. That's of the last drawing looked like that:

Lottery EV
tickets 89749484
satoshi 655617598
EV per ticket 0,73049735

Yes, that's more than 6 BTC played out. Jackpot was 3,28 BTC !!!
As you see the average value of each ticket is only a fraction of a satoshi but as I said it's a free giveaway on top of each claim.


You also receive two reward points for each claim you make. Reward points can be traded in for BTC, giftcards from egifter, electronics like smartphones or bonus lottery tickets and bonus payings on your faucet claims.

For only 32 RPs you can boost your faucet claims by 10% for 24 hours. Which seems to be the best value as far as I have analyzed them.
Or you can choose to boost the amount of RPs you receive for the next 24 hours for 12 RPs. Which of course only makes sense if you are able to claim at least 13 times in that time frame.

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Testing out MyFreeShares and LeadsLeap

I'm currently testing out two programs to earn some extra money and get traffic. Both are around for some time and have proven that they are legit and are paying.


MyFreeShares website looks a bit dated and often shows text links only but it is a proven PTC (payed to click) provider. Meaning you get payed to click and view other websites. You either receive some fractions of a cent or so-called shares. Depending on the number of shares you have you are also receive money each day (while returning 1% of your shares). So even if you don't click on a given day you still might get some money from your shares.
Just like with CashCrate you can also do certain tasks, watch videos or do surveys to earn money or shares. They often have the same tasks available. So far after 3 days I made the following:
Total Cash Balance: $ 0.1229
Total Shares Balance: 1.5825


Now LeadsLeap is a mix of traffic exchange and PTC network. I actually found it while earning on MyFreeShares. If you click the displayed Ads you earn credits which can be used to display your ad to the rest of the network or exchange for cash. The advantage is that members are rewarded to view the pages longer. So you don't hop off the page as soon as your click has been registered.
You may also include their widget into your website or post for a free traffic exchange just like that:
I'll monitor both sites until the end of the week and keep you posted how much I made during that time. If you already got experience with those sides I'd be happy to hear about it. Or come along and try them and report how successful you are using them.

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