Do you ever see yourself stopping this online earning malarky?

Jon

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 17, 2013
Messages
29,817
Reaction score
4,640
Points
283
Age
39
Location
Leeds
I don't know about you but I only doing this online earning stuff to bring in some extra beer money so I'm not quite sure how it's got to the point of me now working part-time and earning a fair wedge of cash. I certainly wouldn't say it happened overnight and it's been a very long road over the years but my worry is there does it all end?

Are we all just going to be online earning forever? Will Swagbucks and co even still exist in 10 years time, heck, we've all seen a pretty big shift in the taskapp market with Yoomic going away and T360 being shutdown?

Are we all going to just keep going this until we die? Am I going to have to keep paying TMS Upgrade costs until the end of time?????

I sort of think once I retire I would stop doing all this online stuff but apart from that, I haven't given myself an endpoint at all when maybe I should!
 
  • Like
Reactions: TommyBoy

JesseEverAfter

Money Making Megastar!
Joined
Feb 18, 2017
Messages
176
Reaction score
52
Points
138
Location
Bristol
For me it's pretty much a hobby and I don't think I'll ever see myself stopping coming up with projects (despite the fact most of them don't go anywhere) - I'm not sure I'd know what to do with my time otherwise. I don't think I'll ever earn much online so for me it's more something to do.

I give up on most survey sites as I get bored with them but have been developing website projects for years and I don't think I could stop as each one presents a different challenge to try and make them work which keeps me interested.
 
  • Like
Reactions: GPTNikki

Jon

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 17, 2013
Messages
29,817
Reaction score
4,640
Points
283
Age
39
Location
Leeds
For me it's pretty much a hobby and I don't think I'll ever see myself stopping coming up with projects (despite the fact most of them don't go anywhere) - I'm not sure I'd know what to do with my time otherwise. I don't think I'll ever earn much online so for me it's more something to do.

I give up on most survey sites as I get bored with them but have been developing website projects for years and I don't think I could stop as each one presents a different challenge to try and make them work which keeps me interested.
Yeah I agree starting new projects such as websites / blogs is very addictive. Building the site, seeing if it works out, getting peoples reactions to it etc. It gives you a huge sense of control that you don't have in a lot of other areas of your life I think!

If it wasn't for Matched Betting the only thing I would be doing to earn money online would be the former and the options for creating website are endless!!
 

Queen Jess

Money Shed Royalty!
Staff member
Joined
Nov 28, 2017
Messages
1,041
Reaction score
442
Points
233
Age
38
Website
www.circuseveryday.co.uk
I don't know about you but I only doing this online earning stuff to bring in some extra beer money so I'm not quite sure how it's got to the point of me now working part-time and earning a fair wedge of cash. I certainly wouldn't say it happened overnight and it's been a very long road over the years but my worry is there does it all end?

Are we all just going to be online earning forever? Will Swagbucks and co even still exist in 10 years time, heck, we've all seen a pretty big shift in the taskapp market with Yoomic going away and T360 being shutdown?

Are we all going to just keep going this until we die? Am I going to have to keep paying TMS Upgrade costs until the end of time?????

I sort of think once I retire I would stop doing all this online stuff but apart from that, I haven't given myself an endpoint at all when maybe I should!
It's funny because I keep thinking about this as well. Thing is that there always seems to be something else that needs paying for..

Personally I find it quite comforting to know what if everything all went a bit wrong, I could survive (with a bit of effort) just working online.

I am just happy to see where it all takes me at the moment and am trying not to think to hard about the future!
 
  • Like
Reactions: GPTNikki and Jon

marriedmeeples

Money Making Megastar!
Joined
May 29, 2015
Messages
186
Reaction score
63
Points
148
Location
Bournemouth
Website
thegrowingmum.com
I think the way we earn online will change. I only do the odd good surveys now as I don't have a long enough free period to finish them and they are fiddly on a phone. Whereas quick ones via apps are easy to do.
 
  • Like
Reactions: GPTNikki and Jon

Topaz

Money Making Megastar!
Joined
Mar 22, 2014
Messages
1,784
Reaction score
560
Points
293
Website
serendipitysays1.blogspot.co.uk
I think there will always be online work, but it will evolve into something very different over the years from what we are used to.
Maybe virtual reality will come to the fore a bit more and we will be able to work in offices and visit shops virtually instead of walking there.
I would like to think that there would be shops to go and do mystery work in, but looking at how many shops are sitting vacant on the high street and town centre, I'm not sure on that one. I think more and more people will shop exclusively online and bricks and mortar stores will be few and far between.
When I retire, I think I will still do some online work, just to keep me occupied as much as anything. I think he who must not be obeyed has seen the light and will start doing a little online work to supplement our income when he retires too.
 
  • Like
Reactions: GPTNikki

katastrophy

Money Making Megastar!
Joined
Mar 17, 2014
Messages
93
Reaction score
12
Points
148
Location
London
I started 20 years ago (that makes me feel very old) collecting Beenz, which were points on little Java applets dotted around the (then much smaller) internet. Anyone remember them? I could only get part time work after Uni and moved on to Mystery Shopping and surveys, later on to matched betting and now mostly apps, focus groups, University studies and still surveys, which I mindlessly fill out in front of the tv. Aim in the next couple of months is to revive the Matched Betting as I know it's easy money and by far the best for effort in/cash out. I was a hardcore comper for a while and won a holiday to Thailand among other lovely things.

I can't imagine a time I will ever not make use of the internet's huge earning potential. I live in London and it's the difference between having a good time and scraping by. I am excited to see what the future holds in terms of money making ways that haven't been invented yet!
 
  • Like
Reactions: GPTNikki and Jon

fraserbooks

Money Making Megastar!
Joined
Nov 1, 2017
Messages
532
Reaction score
272
Points
163
Age
68
I am retired and I still find it adictive. I like trying to master new online skills and it gives me something to talk to my children about. It is also good to be able to afford treats for my grandchildren. Swagbucks seems to be in a bit of trouble but I am sure it will survive.

I have been trying to think what my first online task was. I did sell books on Amazon for a few years. Please pay for the money shed upgrades for a few more years Jon.
 

Jon

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 17, 2013
Messages
29,817
Reaction score
4,640
Points
283
Age
39
Location
Leeds
I am retired and I still find it adictive. I like trying to master new online skills and it gives me something to talk to my children about. It is also good to be able to afford treats for my grandchildren. Swagbucks seems to be in a bit of trouble but I am sure it will survive.

I have been trying to think what my first online task was. I did sell books on Amazon for a few years. Please pay for the money shed upgrades for a few more years Jon.
are they?

tell me moar!!!
 

fraserbooks

Money Making Megastar!
Joined
Nov 1, 2017
Messages
532
Reaction score
272
Points
163
Age
68
Swagbucks have recently cut the bonuses they pay for watching videos, search wins and such like, I think they are having to cut costs.
 
  • Like
Reactions: GPTNikki

Wibble

Money Making Megastar!
Joined
Jun 29, 2017
Messages
340
Reaction score
146
Points
203
I started 'phone farming' in April and there has been a big downturn in most / all apps that pay you to view advertising since the end of June, eg the Perk apps have been withdrawn from the UK google play store.

I think it's because the World Cup sucked in lots of advertising spend. We are also at the start of a new quarter, when ads tend to be lower, so now we are on an ad drought for a month or two. Just my 2p though.

I've been cut to 4 swagbucks per app (apart from Swagbucks TV) now for a week or so.

You'd think Swagbucks would drop the daily targets to keep us going, in the meantime .... haha I keeeeeel me!
 
  • Like
Reactions: GPTNikki

mabozza

White Van Roamler Man
Joined
Nov 17, 2015
Messages
3,331
Reaction score
708
Points
293
Age
53
Location
Clydebank
Website
www.facebook.com
Its just extra pin money for me, Task apps being my bag are in serious decline.....i be surprised if still about in a year or two in this country, things so bad i am doing surveys!!, coupled with my real job in severe decline i am now on the look out for a new job, most likely will be 9-5 type thing killing my apps work dead.. MBing is not what it used to be either
 

Jon

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 17, 2013
Messages
29,817
Reaction score
4,640
Points
283
Age
39
Location
Leeds
Its just extra pin money for me, Task apps being my bag are in serious decline.....i be surprised if still about in a year or two in this country, things so bad i am doing surveys!!, coupled with my real job in severe decline i am now on the look out for a new job, most likely will be 9-5 type thing killing my apps work dead.. MBing is not what it used to be either
I dunno about that, ENDLESS Acca and horse refund offers are a huge source of income!!
 

The Reverend

The Reverend
Staff member
Joined
Oct 6, 2015
Messages
3,350
Reaction score
1,046
Points
313
Website
thereverend.co.uk
I don't look at 'blogging' as work so I will continue that as long as I enjoy it.

'Online' money making - Its possible I'd start selling off my old things on ebay. I'd probably continue to do that.

There will always be new ways to make money through non-traditional means. On-line is the new frontier (well, not so new!) and hopefully it can keep me funded as long as possible.
 
  • Like
Reactions: GPTNikki

GPTNikki

Member
Joined
Jun 3, 2018
Messages
5
Reaction score
5
Points
23
Age
47
I agree with a lot of the posts above (and yes, I remember Beenz lol)

My income from GPT (get paid to) sites stays pretty level even through the downturns, June and July are notoriously slow months, as are January and February, but I find it easy to pick up the slack elsewhere.

Regarding Swagbucks:

They've been pretty much ignoring their UK members since they launched Swag IQ for the US in January this year. All of their time and effort (and money) seems to be going into this, and the UK (and Canada it seems) have suffered for it.

First goals have risen while earning potential has dropped.

* Toolbar TV used to be around 25-30sb a day - it's now only 2 or 3, on a lucky day you might get 4
* Search wins have been reduced, both in frequency of wins (I used to easily get 4 a day, now i'm lucky if I get 2) and in SB awarded (the max I've seen in our GPTGenies group is 13 recently whereas we used to frequently get people getting 100)
* Swago is getting harder to earn maximum bonus, or even a half decent bonus, as they've structured it that unless you use both a phone AND a laptop/PC then the maximum bonus you can get is 5sb rather than 50 or 300)
* They've almost stopped supporting their Influencers - we used to get advance warnings of things such as Collector's Bills, Team Challenges, Swago, Extravaganza Days etc. - now we're lucky if we get any copy for anything, and it usually arrives after we've already written our own posts because if we didn't, everyone else would get there first.
* First goals have been increased - it was regularly 70-90SB last year to get a first goal bonus, now it's frequently and most often over 100SB
* Goal bonuses have reduced - they were always 10% of your actual first and second goal, now they are less - it's only a few SB but they do add up for the monthly bonus, and people notice
* And of course the apps used to be worth a minimum of 70SB a day with very little input, first they moved to ads that you had to click out of, then the 40 second ads that ran after every video, and now they've reduced it so the max you can get in a day without bonus rounds (which are also reduced now as opposed to 6 months ago) is 34SB

I wouldn't say they are in trouble as such, but they are tightening the purse strings for the UK & Canada - possibly other countries too. The US have had some tightening of earnings, but they are still earning way more than the UK (which is understandable as Swagbucks has more US advertisers).

Regarding stopping earning online:

I think once something becomes a habit or routine, or you get used to having the money - whether it be an extra £50 a month or an extra £500 - then it is difficult to stop. I'm a very routine focused person, so there are certain things I do during my day - some focused on GPT earnings, some on my 'real life' work, some on househoold and family stuff, and some on learning new things. My online earning sites and apps may change - for example I now spend more time on InstaGC than I do on Swagbucks - but the 'system' stays the same.

In our Facebook group we have a good range of ages - teenagers right up to 90 years old, and they're all happy plotting their own course as to how and how much they earn.

Of course, the Holy Grail is to get a million good referrals and earn from them, but good referrals (and I mean refs, not affiliates) need supporting and nurturing and helping - not everyone is willing to put the time into that. Which is kind of how GPTGenies.com started!

So no, I don't think people will stop earning online, but as some posters above have said, the ways in which they do will probably change. More people use phones and tablets now so apps and decent mobile sites will be the way forward, and with the success of games like Pokemon Go! and earning apps such as Snatch using AR, I'm surprised more GPT apps haven't maximised the opportunity already.
 

mabozza

White Van Roamler Man
Joined
Nov 17, 2015
Messages
3,331
Reaction score
708
Points
293
Age
53
Location
Clydebank
Website
www.facebook.com
I dunno about that, ENDLESS Acca and horse refund offers are a huge source of income!!
I meant yer stake 10 get a free bet type thing... The basic stuff... I never could figure out accas on MBing.. Am making far more out of free spins than free bets this time
 

Jon

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 17, 2013
Messages
29,817
Reaction score
4,640
Points
283
Age
39
Location
Leeds
I meant yer stake 10 get a free bet type thing... The basic stuff... I never could figure out accas on MBing.. Am making far more out of free spins than free bets this time
Accas are honestly one of easiest things to do I think to make money with Matched Betting

the entire thing is done for you. Who to bet on, how much, what you will make etc... It's all worked out!
 
  • Like
Reactions: mabozza

jena

Money Making Megastar!
Joined
May 7, 2014
Messages
154
Reaction score
38
Points
148
Leapforce made up the shortfall for me when my hours were cut in my main job - it's hard to get two regular part time jobs that fit together. Obviously there is not great security there but a six month contract is a lot better than other jobs! I have only a few years till I retire and I would like to carry on with the online work in retirement if I can. Hopefully keep the dementia at bay ...
 

mabozza

White Van Roamler Man
Joined
Nov 17, 2015
Messages
3,331
Reaction score
708
Points
293
Age
53
Location
Clydebank
Website
www.facebook.com
Accas are honestly one of easiest things to do I think to make money with Matched Betting

the entire thing is done for you. Who to bet on, how much, what you will make etc... It's all worked out!
I tried on OM which has an Accamatcher thing, but, although it was helpful i couldnt really figure out how to do it and didnt have time to keep coming back after each leg.. i hear ya and know it is the "cream" of MBing now, but i just cant grasp it (dum dum lol)
 
  • Like
Reactions: Jon

Members online

No members online now.

Amazon Discount Finder Tool

Find hidden 80%+ savings on Amazon products



 

 

 

 

 

 

 


TMSPRESTO