Earn Watching Videos!

There are several get-paid-to (GPT) sites that are presented as work from home opportunities. They offer prospects such as getting paid watching videos, doing surveys, and other simple online tasks. While some of these websites are legitimate, there is a need for caution so as not to fall prey to some of the over-hyped claims from their promoters.

It’s understandable that these sites attract good traffic thanks to the data of the total payouts that welcomes you as your eyes get on their home pages. There is a temptation to look at those figures with euphoria without analyzing the payout per customer.  Yes, while making money online is a  possibility considering the increasing population on the internet, it is necessary to know what might work for you and what might not.

For sure online activity poses enough risks to users to warrant caution for any financially motivated step to be taken on it. Of course, it is necessary to do enough research before investing in any undertaking, more so on the internet. A recent report from the BBC underscored the importance of such due diligence. It was discovered that some endorsements from the social media marketing influencers were flawed as the products being promoted were either imitations or of low quality. The recommendation from the report was that there is a need for care to be taken for online decisions.

For this reason, I review some of these get-paid-to sites that offer rewards for tasks such as watching videos and then I offer my verdict at the end. It should be mentioned that Trustpilot has a number of customer reviews for these websites and this is what formed the basis of the conclusions below:

Earnably Review 3.50/5.00

Earnably offers multiple ways to earn, and it’s a great site to earn a little extra money online. It’s free and it is one of the most popular get-paid-to sites. You earn digital rewards and gift cards by completing offers, taking surveys, and watching videos from their over 30+ partners.

What is clear about Earnably is their quick response to either complaints or technical issues. Looks like they have a number of satisfied customers with one claiming that their daily survey tasks pay well. There are many who have already redeemed several times through PayPal.

However, there were logging issues cited by some customers. The complaint was that there was a looping problem in some login attempts. The support service could only advise a change of network for those using static IP addresses.

However, Earnably is only available in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand,  Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.

Swagbucks Reviews 3.25/5.00

Swagbucks claims that one can theoretically earn up to $5 a day. More realistically, though, users can make about $90 a month — more than $1,000 a year.  This is just for watching videos!

Swagbucks towers above the other get-paid-to sites in paying out efforts.  A 20 – 30 minutes survey might earn $25. You answer surveys, shop online, and get cashback, explore new apps games and more and get paid for it.

What you make can be spent on occasional video games or even cashed out to PayPal. They also offer free gift cards.

However, some people feel there are times when it is a total waste of time when you spend 30 to 60 minutes only to find that the link doesn’t work or that you are disqualified when doing some tasks. The other complaints are that half the surveys never work and are seldom fixed. It is seen that the more gift cards you get, the less the surveys.

On the positive side is that it is available in most of the countries.

Timebucks Review 3.25/5.00

Timebucks has many earning options and they pay you weekly. Watching videos is another way to make extra cash on TimeBucks. You watch short videos and get paid after viewing for a certain number of seconds.

The difference between TimeBucks and other similar programs is that it pays you in cash, rather than in gift cards, which makes it stand out from other Get-Paid-To sites. However, surveys, though are the main source of income, are limited to countries outside the USA. Besides, It takes a long time to get the threshold amount of $10.

Tasks and offers are mostly available but the reward is very low. They’re also a lot of surveys indicating that there are either not suitable or not available. It also takes more than a month to get $10. If you can’t get this threshold, you don’t earn on your account wallet.

A major plus is that It’s available almost in all the countries globally.

InboxDollars Review – Rate 2.50/5.00

InboxDollars is said to be the number 1 site for anyone looking to earn some extra money for watching videos, taking surveys, and other online activities. Inboxdollars has been around for 20 years, and the company says it has paid its members more than $59 million since 2000.  It’s claimed that the search toolbar alone can earn you an instant $1 credit and can potentially net you up to $57 a year. The payouts on activities range from a few cents to a few dollars depending on what you choose.

There are several customers that feel that the site is fun and easy to use. Some claim that they have received checks with amounts reaching $30 dollars within days. Some said they made almost $200 within a few months of joining.

However, the majority of recent reviews have not been so good. There is a general feeling that service has changed for the worst. The customers most complained that they no longer make as much watching videos or doing surveys. In fact, surveys, which are the major income earner can be so involving, and waste your time even when you are not qualified only to know that at the end. They are some surveys that are no longer accessible.

To cap it all, Inboxdollars is no longer accepting membership outside the United States.

Verdict

The opportunity cost of spending hours on the get-paid-to sites may be too high. It is not only a waste of your time but also of your electricity and your internet bill. So basically this not the best way to earn money online. You can as well spend time watching videos to learn. There are a lot of videos that will teach you how to make money online on YouTube.  You can also choose to watch videos to learn to earn on Wealth Affiliate. While you can make money with get-paid-to sites, the amounts are too low to bother unless you are doing it for fun or for just some extra bucks to get you going.

Wealth Affiliate actually offers free training with an option to go premium. Many people have learned the art of making money online through their training.

The training includes video walkthroughs which make it easy for you to take a deliberate effort on the path of online entrepreneurship.

 

Please let me know your views, comment below.

Case Against MLMs & What You Can Do About It

In looking for home-based opportunities, Market Level Marketing (MLM) (or networking marketing) programs have for many years been offered as an option. Over the years there have been discussions as to whether in the first place these programs are legal or even ethical. In his book, “The Case (for and) against Multi-level Marketing,” Jon M. Taylor, MBA, Ph.D provides the strongest critical voice against MLMs.

DISMAL STATISTICS

According to Taylor’s research, the dropout rates are scaring. In his assessment of these probabilities, he insists that one is better off gambling than getting involved in these MLM programs. The following is the data that his  study revealed:

  • A minimum of 50% of MLM representatives drops out in the first year.
  • A minimum of 90% of representatives leaves within five years.
  • By year 10, at least 95% of representatives would have dropped out.

What is of great concern is that there is favorable comparative data on the average failure rates of non-MLM small businesses. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses fare better with 20% not making it past the first year, about 50% of them lasting five years or longer, and about a third making it past 10 years.

Taylor argues that based on the extraordinary loss rates MLM programs must not be promoted either as an “income opportunity” or as a “business opportunity”. He argues that this in itself is a misrepresentation. He details factors that make this model ‘unethical,’ though legal in many jurisdictions. He argues that in an MLM model, the market is assumed to be virgin and infinite which is not always true.  There is also the question of whether the prices of MLM products are competitive enough to be sold at listed retail prices. This raises the question as to whether the losses of the hapless downlines are what gives undue gain to their upline.

YOUR OWN RESEARCH

In 2017, AARP Foundation, a not for profit organization which helps vulnerable older adults build economic opportunity, did a study which revealed that only one-quarter of participants make a profit — and of those, 53% make less than $5,000.​ These findings call into question a promise often made by MLM companies of financial freedom through their programs and explain how crucial it is to do your own fact-finding when considering whether an MLM opportunity is right for you. Besides, you need to check that you are not joining a scam before it is too late.

When critical data is missing, such as the actual average income per participant, the reality of a business opportunity may be ill-advised. In the absence of any proper analysis, the easiest approach may be, first of all, to check whether the products or services offered are of benefit to you or your family. In such a case, the justification for your enrolment could be having access to beneficial products at a discounted membership price. This presupposes that your non-monetary benefits are quite crucial to you and your loved ones.

PRODUCT OR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY?

Prudently, care must be taken to research the alternatives and to check whether the pricing is acceptable. Where you can establish a target market, with proper analysis, you may go ahead, approaching it as a business opportunity. In the final analysis, you would make such a decision knowing that this is a high-risk undertaking.

The internet is a valuable source of data that can be used to make informed decisions. However, there are many single-level marketing opportunities that may have a much higher income than a typical MLM business. This category may include retailing products or services and also affiliate marketing programs.

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

I have been involved in a number of MLMs and most of them I stopped on the way. There was one promoting fashion wear, the other marketing financial literature, the worst was traffic monsoon, offering advertising services, which was stopped by the US SEC. My experience in all this led me to the conclusion that one must fully come to grips of the business they seek to promote. For this reason, I am reluctant to give a sales pitch for my current MLM program.

I am currently an independent distributor with LONGRICH. However, my approach has been to leverage its market analysis and seek to identify a niche that I can personally exploit. This brand is vigorously promoted by mostly independent distributors. In the midst of the noise perhaps some aspects of the business model may be sugar-coated. It is for this reason that I am taking my time to understand the model. However, there is the part that I can easily decipher so far and that is the products being sold.

A REVIEW OF SOME OF LONGRICH PRODUCTS

Longrich is a multinational corporation with an advanced research and development program. They manufacture products under OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) & ODM (Original Design Manufacturers) for multinational companies like Walmart, Unilever, Marks & Spencer, Estee Launder, Avon, Tesco, etc.

Longrich has over 2,000 products from eight different categories. They manufacture top quality, unique, and highly effective products. They have a wide range of products which include health and fitness appliances, beauty products, personal care, skincare, dietary supplements, household equipment, furniture, detergents, cosmetics, pet care products and so much more.

ALKALINE ANTIOXIDANT PI CUP

The biggest appeal for their products is that one of them has been of great benefit to me. After I purchased a Longrich Alkaline Antioxidant Pi Cup, my digestion improved after using it. I had struggled with the problem of constipation for more than twenty years.  Now that I drink water from this cup, I have daily bowel movements. To understand how this worked for me, I researched on the internet and came across an article by Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum, one of the leading scientists researching the microbiome, who aptly underscored the importance of alkaline water. He said Hydrochloric acid as essential as it is for the stomach, can cause gut complications if there is too much of it. He, therefore, recommends natural alkaline water not only for optimal acid levels but also for the promotion of the growth of good bacteria and fungi for the digestive system. He further adds that drinking alkaline water regularly can cleanse the colon, flushing out toxins and free radicals away from the digestive tract.

There has been a lot of studies that have been done on the benefits of alkaline water and quite admittedly it has hardly been conclusive. However, I do lean on the positive side of the argument because of my personal experience. I have even heard of cases where the intake of alkaline water helped someone to stabilize their blood pressure. There is also an account on the internet where someone was relieved of kidney stones as a result of the use of the Alkaline water cup.

An NDTV report cited a study published in 2016 where 150 mice, in an experiment, consumed alkaline water over a period of 3 years. The study results showed probable signs of slower aging in those that lived on alkaline water during the period. The benefits would also include stronger bones and weight loss. Overall, the proponents of alkaline water insist that it helps the immune system to battle foreign pathogens and gives protection from many diseases and health issues. I tend to agree with them.

With my personal experience and some of the data that I have extracted, it made me check for these “alkaline products,” beyond Longrich. I found that the cost that I incurred of $45 was quite a bargain because I found it going around US$148 on Amazon and around $85 on eBay. Similar products fetch around those amounts offering a potential of a good gross margin return on investment. There were other brands to look for like aQuasafe, Invigorated Water, APEX, and Aqua-Ionizer Pro offering me latitude in terms of any future business considerations.

ANION SANITARY PADS

Further, on my product assessment of Longrich products, there are sanitary products that not only meet the hygienic demands of women but also provide additional benefits in the form of Anion enhancements. Anions are naturally occurring and are known to increase the general healthiness and well-being of women. Following their extensive research and testing, Longrich developed anion sanitary napkin that inhibits the reproduction of anaerobic bacteria and improves women`s self-protection and disease prevention ability and vaginal itching.

The traditional padding of the sanitary napkin is made from paper pulp, which is the outcome of processing recycled substances.  There was a study from WHO that established that 62% of gynecological diseases suffered by women are as a result of poor-quality sanitary napkins. “Anion” sanitary napkin, on the other hand, is made from water-absorbing particles, fully wrapped by strictly sterilized, dust-free paper. It firmly meets the national hygiene standard. With my further checks of other brands, I found these notable names Winalite Qiray and Shuya. The prices for Longrich Superbklean napkins are quite competitive and within an acceptable range.

ORAL HEALTH FLUORIDE FREE TOOTHPASTE

Based on decades of research, fluoride has a proven track record of protecting teeth and improving oral health. However, excessive exposure to fluoride has been linked to numerous health issues. There is a definite danger of dental and skeletal fluorosis.

A safer alternative to fluoride, especially for children is a toothpaste with xylitol. Clinical studies are reporting promising results of tooth decay prevention with xylitol.

Longrich toothpaste is fluoride-free and is combined with xylitol as an alternative to those concerned with the effects of fluoride. I looked out for the other brands like Tom’s of Maine, Hello Oral Care, Dr. Sheffield, Spry Xylitol, and Epic Dental and I found that the prices of most of these brands are on the higher side in comparison to the Longrich toothpaste.

CONCLUSION

The choice is yours. You might want to ignore MLMs in terms of business opportunities. But how about their products? It might be a good idea to seriously consider the benefits of being championed in their marketing campaign. If you use these products, chances are that you fall in love with them as I did. The appreciation of the products could be a conduit of a business opportunity!

Please comment below and let me know what you think.

Wealth Affiliates Review – Best Work From Home Training

Wealthy Affiliates Review – Best Work from Home Training

Product: – Wealthy Affiliate (WA)

Overall Ranking: – 9.5 out of 10

Price: – $0.00 Starter Membership

Premium: $49.00 Per Month ($495.00 per Year)

Owners: – Kyle and Carson

Website: – https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com

What Is Wealthy Affiliate All About?

If you are like me who had been looking for a legit work from home opportunity, WA might just be for you. From day one, the reality of work from home online and earning some dollars becomes a possibility.  Indeed, this program will give you the right tools to make money working from home. You might not start right away as it’s not a get rich scheme. Yes, Wealthy Affiliate is Not A Scam. That is the reason that all the necessary principles are sought and the right support provided!

What amazed me most with this program was that I got enough training to build this website; I mean moneymultiples.com, phew!!! What was never in my wildest imagination became easy and straightforward. It also guided me to different affiliate programs on the internet. You wouldn’t know that the internet is a world of unending opportunities until WA gives you the glimpse of what is there!

What to Expect?

WA has been in the business of helping people to build their own online businesses for more than two decades now. Their tools and materials are up to date. As at now they boast of a premium membership of over 2 million members and counting! These are some of the experiences that you could expect:

  1. Free simplified Training from the beginning with video support
  2. Community members support, Live and interactive help, questions are answered almost instantaneously 24 7!
  3. Free tools to build and design websites
  4. State of the art, secure and fast hosting
  5. Access to Industry mentors
  6. Continuous Training like Bootcamps and so forth
  7. Completely FREE to Get Started!

There is also a new keyword SEO tool called Jaaxy, one of the best you will ever come across and it is free and you can learn it. This assists you with the low hanging fruits of keywords or keyword phrases that will rank in Google. You are already ahead of the competition in WA!

Affiliate Program In Wealth Affiliate

Not only do you get trained on affiliate marketing in WA, the platform allows you access to its own affiliate links. Yes, WA offers itself as an online affiliate marketing business for premium members.

Anyone who joins WA through clicking on the links on your website and goes on to become a premium member, will help you generate commissions for your enterprise. See, your business begins from there. Commissions are generous, around 50%!

How do you start?

When you join Starter Membership, you will be granted instant access to the WA community. This includes access to live chat, with 500 training modules, 3 classrooms, networking, commenting, a free website and free access to the keyword tool.

Once you are signed up, free or premium all you need to START is available for you. By joining WA you enroll yourself into the world of online entrepreneurship. From there, you wouldn’t look elsewhere as you will have everything you need and more.

Its time to start, but before then, a few things you need to know, just in case you would:

  1. The full support in the program lasts only for one week unless you go premium.
  2. As a starter you will be able to create one free website which will be available for 6 months and will be deleted then unless you upgrade to premium. As premium you are allowed to host up to 10 websites.
  3. There is an early bird discount of $30 in the first week that allows you to pay initial amount of only $19. However, the moment you upgrade you will be paying $49 per month.
  4. You buy your own brandable domain around $13 otherwise there is a free website platform (also known as SiteRubix) that helps you to customize your own site. Please take note that being premium doesn’t give you your own brandable domain name, you have to buy it and it is yours for keeps even when you are no longer a member of WA!!
  5. However, there is a possibility that all these could be covered by your hard work and enterprise as long as you keep at it.

“You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.”

― Michelle Obama

Please comment below and let that home office open.

 

 

Longrich Pi Cup – Alkaline Water In A Cup

Product: Longrich Pi – Water Alkalizer Cup

Price: $142.86 Amazon

Cheapest to buy: Direct from  Longrich (Quote Distribution ID: ZMZM05947296)

Package Dimensions: 9.37 x 5.83 x 3.7 inches

Guarantee: (Longrich) Return Policy If for any reason a Distributor is dissatisfied with any LONGRICH AMERICA product, he/she may return that product to the Company within thirty (30) days for replacement, exchange, or refund of the purchase price, less a 10% restocking fee.

My Ratings: 9.5 out of 10

Pi Cup Overview

The Longrich Alkaline Pi Cup is an amazing filtration technology that converts regular drinking water into ionized, alkaline water, helping sustain the body’s natural pH levels. It makes the water slightly alkaline and thereby enhancing the transportation of oxygen in the bloodstream throughout the body.

Pi Cup Benefits

1. It controls the water pH value in the range of weak alkaline which is beneficial to clearing acidic wastes which would otherwise present favourable conditions for sicknesses like cancer.

2. Improves microcirculation and metabolism as it activates water into small molecular cluster water.

3. As an Anti-oxidant it delivers more active hydrogen for the body and eliminates free radicals, thus helping with enhanced immunity and possibly delaying the aging process.

4. It helps supplement minerals and trace elements to be at the appropriate proportion for the body for suitable absorption. In this case it even increases the rate of zinc extraction from the water and thus improving immunity.

5. Its richness in the negative ions which ordinary water doesn’t carry helps carry more oxygen in the body. It also helps to activate cells in the human body.

6. It can effectively degrade the residue of chlorine. Chlorine is a strong oxidant and it’s associated toxicity is not good for the body.

7. It also enhances water quality and tastes

Pi Cup Activation

At first use, rinse and shake the cup repeatedly with 60C (140F) hot water. In order to activate the filter, you repeat the above action over and over until the water being poured becomes clear.

Then before drinking from the cup, pour in pure or boiled water (below 50C (122F) and wait for 1 to 3 minutes while ensuring the water is above the filter.

Pi Cup Manufacturers

The manufacturers are Longrich Bio-Science. They sell their products using the market level marketing model or network marketing as it is popularly called. This has led to many opponents of this marketing model to ask the question is Longrich legit or is longrich business a scam. Without belaboring the point, my answer is that their products are genuine and that’s why they can sell from Amazon.

They are not a scam, they are legit!

Pi Cup Review Rating

The Pi Cup like any other alkaline product might not be endorsed by all as there is a lack of consensus on the benefits. Some might even argue that scientific research is still inconclusive on this. There are also many Pi Cup testimonies littered on the internet which might not necessary be exaggerations but in some cases may need authentication. However, I rate the Pi Cup highly because it has been beneficial to me personally. I have struggled with constipation for most of my adult life. I am now 47 and this struggle has been my story from my twenties until this year when I started using this cup. You can imagine there were times I would not have any bowel movement for 5 days. Now, with the use of this it happens every day.

Kindly leave a comment how the Pi Cup has been beneficial to you.