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Crowdspring Review – Legit or Scam

Crowdspring is a freelance website that opened in 2008. The two owners Ross Kimbarowsky and Mike Samson created the site to help people find the best creative talent around the globe. The company is located in Chicago, Illinois and has over 205,000 graphic design freelancers that find work through this company. If you are a graphic designer and are looking for a few extra dollars or trying to get established in this highly competitive field, this is the perfect opportunity for you. You are free to join the company and you’ll have the opportunity to pick and choose the contest that you’d like to join. Each designer on the site has an equal opportunity to display their work. It is up to the client the design they choose.

How Does it Work?

  1. The website is free to join and is opened to anyone worldwide. All you need to do is visit their signup page and register as a “Creative” or as a “Client”.
  2. Registration is simple and all you need to do is choose a username, enter your email address, and create a password.
  3. Submit the information to the company and you’ll receive an email.
  4. In order to be verified as a designer on Crowdspring, you’ll need to submit a few documents to the company.
  5. The company asks you to send them your identity documents. Therefore, the name you register with on the site needs to match these documents.
  6. You’ll need to supply your mobile phone number. The company will send the verification code to your phone.
  7. Crowdspring requires you to send them a photocopy of your passport, driver’s license or any government-issued photo ID card.
  8. You’ll be required to send the company a photo of you using a webcam on your computer or a camera on your phone or tablet. The photo must match the documents that are submitted to the company.
  9. When submitting the information to the company, you’ll need to submit 3 of your designs or samples of your work.
  10. Once the Crowdspring teams have verified your identity, you’ll receive a verification code on your mobile device. Just enter this code in your account.
  11. Once the code has been entered successfully, you are now free to search the categories and pick a project you’d like to work on.

Why Should You Join Crowdspring?

  1. According to the company they are one of the largest communities of illustrator, project designer, graphic designers, and web designers.
  2. The company has a large crowdsourcing marketplace where you can find work as a graphic designer.
  3. The company works hard to protect your intellectual property and will protect your designs.
  4. Each design you sell on the site, the company pays you 100% of the rewards the client offers. They don’t take a commission out of your pay because the clients pay them separately.
  5. The company is there to help the writer and the designers. If you have any questions or problems, all you need to do is content their customer support.

How To Work On Projects:

  1. The clients will list different projects on the website. Each project is put into a category that best suits the work that needs to be done.
  2. You’ll select a project to work on. Each project has a starting and ending date, plus a monetary payment value.
  3. Select the project and submit your entries to the customer.
  4. The customer has the final say-so when it comes to choosing the work.
  5. If a customer likes your design but would like a few changes, they’ll contact you directly.
  6. However, if a client is requesting more work from you than they have indicated on the job description, you can either accept the work or you can contact the site to report this problem. The site will work with you and the designer to rectify the problem.
  7. If your project has been selected by the client, you’ll be paid for the work.
  8. Afterward, the client is asked by the company to complete a survey about your work. The survey is simple and will only require the client to rate you. The rating system is a star rating of 1 to 5, where 5 is the highest score.
  9. Your rating will be added to your reputation on the site. The higher your ratings, the higher your reputation will be.  The reputation rating on the site is very important to clients and will indicate what type of a designer you are if you follow instructions, and you’ve successfully completed the project.

What Type of Work Does Crowdspring Offer?

  1. There are endless types of work you can find on Crowdspring. You’ll have access to jobs listed in the following categories:
    1. Business cards
    2. Logos
    3. Logos plus Business Card
    4. Logo plus Social Media Assets
    5. Letterhead & Stationary
    6. Work 1-on-1
    7. Company and Product Name
    8. Tagline
    9. Product Design
    10. Packaging Design
    11. Package Graphics
    12. Design Consultation
    13. Banner Ads
    14. Blog Themes
    15. Icon, Button and Widgets
    16. Email Template Design
    17. Landing Page Design
    18. Mobile App design
    19. Social Media Assets
    20. Website Design
    21. Create Brochure or Menus
    22. Vehicle Wrap
    23. Infographics
    24. Presentation
    25. Outdoor & Signage
    26. Postcards or Flyers
    27. Posters
    28. Illustration
    29. Tattoo design
    30. Wall or Mural Art
    31. Creating Merchandise
    32. T-Shirt design
    33. Clothing design
    34. Book Cover Design
    35. Magazine Cover Design

How Are You Paid?

  1. Once you’ve been awarded the contract and the signed over the design, it normally takes 14-days to see the payment in your account.
  2. The client must make the final approval before the funds are available to withdraw from the company
  3. The company will process payments on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week. However, if one of the payment processing days lands on a legal holiday in the United States, your payment will be processed the next time the company processes payment.
  4. If this is you’re the first payment that you’ve received from a client or you have a new account, the company holds your payment for 30-days.
  5. You have the option of being paid through PayPal or Payoneer.
  6. Once the company sends your payment, you should see this in your PayPal or Payoneer account within hours. This will depend on which payment processor you’ve chosen.

Concerns About Crowdspring:

  1. Each job is a competition and the client views all the designs submitted. If your design wasn’t chosen, then you’re not paid for your time and efforts.
  2. Some clients seem to work with only a few designers which makes it hard to be selected for your work.
  3. Many people spend hours working on designs and never are compensated for their time or efforts.
  4. The company uses a star rating for your reputation on the site. If you’ve been working with this company for several years, you’ve established yourself. However, if you are new to the site, then it is hard to earn a rating on this site.
  5. Some clients will select your design and afterward ask for tons of modifications. Some of the modifications they request weren’t in the original job description. Furthermore, some of the modifications are above and beyond the work indicated in the job description. If you don’t make these corrections the client won’t accept or pay you for your work.
  6. This site is very difficult to be paid on. There is a lot of competition on the site and you’re competing with 205,000 other graphic designers for the same work. This can make it hard to be selected.
  7. This is one way to get your foot in the door as a graphic designer. Maybe one client will like the work you do and have you design other things for their company. This doesn’t happen often, but a company can look at the designs on the site and maybe they will select you to work with them.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate crowdsourcing site that pays you for your graphic design talents. The company processes payments three times a week and they pay on time. However, this site is very competitive and it is hard to win each contest. The owner or client that has created the contest will select the design that best suits their needs. This makes it difficult to enter the contest and earn money. Some clients will only select the designer who is well established on the site and has a high reputation rating. It is hard to get established and earn a rating. You could be working here for a month and never earn any money.

Forum Posting

Forum For U Review – Legit or Scam

Forum For U was opened in 2014 by Norman Prodhan. This is an online forum that pays you to post new topics and comments. The forum has a marketplace where you can buy or sell your virtual goods or digital content. Furthermore, you can visit the offers section on the forum to earn money performing micro-tasks or even buy different services the other members have to offer. You can also write articles or tutorial to earn money on the site or join in a discussion about designing and programming. You will also be introduced to online opportunities that you can make money while working online. This is a special community where people come together to share, learn, and earn a passive income.

How Does it Work?

  1. You’ll need to create an account on the forum before you can start posting new topics or comments.
  2. When posting on the forum it is forbidden to post any illegal or copyright material on the forum.
  3. The site won’t allow you to have multiple accounts from the same IP address.
  4. When posting content on the site it is forbidden to use shortened URLs in your content.
  5. The site forbids you to post any content that contains pornography, gambling or nudity.
  6. You are not allowed to make duplicate posts on one thread. If you post a comment, you’ll need to wait until a person posts another comment before you can comment again on the same post.
  7. When posting a new thread on the site, you’ll need to search the site to verify if this thread has been posted before or not. There are no duplicate threads or comments allowed on the site.
  8. Each discussion you create or comment on must be related to the topic. You can’t post information about politics, religion or drugs on the site.
  9. There is no bumping up your personal threads. You are allowed to comment on your own threads, but you need to wait for another member to post a comment first.
  10. It is forbidden to send spam messages to other members by PM. If you’re reported for this, you’ll be banned from the site.
  11. You will need to have a minimum of 25 posts on your account before you’re allowed to add any clickable links to your threads or comments.
  12. If your account is inactive for 30 days, it will be deleted from the site.

How To Earn Money on Forum For U?

  1. You can earn money by posting new topics, commenting on existing topics, create polls, replying to a comment, when a person comments on your topic, and referrals.
  2. To earn $1 on the site, you’ll need 100 FFU coins.
  3. Each time you post a new thread on the site, you’ll earn 2.00 FFU coins which are equal to $0.02.
  4. For each new post you make on the site, you’ll earn 1.00 FFU coins which are equal to $0.01.
  5. Each new poll you create on the site earns you 0.20 FFU coins which are equal to $0.002.
  6. If a person replies to you, you’ll earn 0.10 FFU coins which are equal to $0.001.
  7. However, if a person replies to one of your threads, you’ll earn 0.25 FFU coins which are equal to $0.0025.
  8. For each referral that signs up on the site and makes 100 posts, you’ll earn 20 FFU coins. You’ll need to contact the admin of the site to receive your credit.
  9. The site also offers you 10 to 100 FFU coins if you write an article or tutorial for the site. You’ll need to post the article or tutorial on the site and send the link to the admin. They will check your work and get back to you within 7 days.
  10. Each article or tutorial needs to be a minimum of 450 words. They must be written in Standard English with no spelling or grammar errors. Furthermore, they must be helpful and your original articles or tutorials. You can add one new article or tutorial to the site each day. The pay is $0.10 to $1.00 for each article the site accepts and pays for.
  11. Each new thread or comment on the site has to be 400 characters long in order to earn money from the forum.

How Does the Company Pay?

  1. You’ll need to have 500 FFU coins in your account before you can request payment. The coins will convert to $5.
  2. After requesting payment the admin of the site will review your request.
  3. The payments are sent to your PayPal account.
  4. The site doesn’t pay the PayPal fees and they are deducted from your earnings.

Thought About This Site:

  1. The owner of the site wants you to write quality articles and tutorials, but he isn’t willing to pay for your work. Each article or tutorial that you write, he’ll offer you 10 to 100 FFU coins. This converts to $0.10 to $1 for each article or tutorial that you create.
  2. The amount of money earned for each thread, comment, new poll or response on the site is very low.
  3. When you comment or create a new thread or post on the site, you’ll now need to write 400 characters in order to earn from your comments. This was recently increased from 100 characters for a new comment or post because the owner thought that he would receive a higher quality of content on the site. This has made many of the older members stop posting on the forum and the forum is not receiving a great deal of activity now.
  4. I can’t find out how many posts you can make each day to earn money. I think there is a limit to the number of posts and threads you can work on each day.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate site and many of the site members have posted recent payment proof on the forum. However, the rate of pay and the number of posts that you can create each day will make it difficult to earn 500 FFU coins on the site so you can cash out. The site only pays you by PayPal. Not long ago the site owner closed down the earning portion of the site. However, he has opened this up again and has started to pay people for participating on his forum.

This forum has limited information on it, but you can find some helpful information pertaining to working online, web hosting, CEO tactics, and a marketplace where you can offer your services or sell your digital goods online. If you are looking for a forum to earn money on, you can try this forum. It is a passive income and designed to earn a few dollars each month. You won’t be able to rely on this forum to earn more than $5 a month unless you post some offers in the marketplace and other members hire you for your talents.

Forum Posting

Postloop Review – Legit or Scam

Postloop is a comment exchange platform that was created in 2010. The Royal Medial LC in South Carolina created the site to help forum, blog, and website owners increase their traffic and ranking with search engines. As a freelance writer, you can join the site and earn a passive income each month by leaving comments on blogs, forums, and website. Many forums, websites, and blog owners will pay you for your services. This helps them to establish their blog, website, or forum and attract more visitors. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone worldwide that enjoys this type of work.

How Does it Work?

  1. Anyone can register and join Postloop as long as you can prove to the company you have excellent English grammar, punctuation, and spelling skills.
  2. You’ll need to create an account on Postloop.
  3. An email is sent to your inbox that has a link for you to follow. You must click on this link to verify your account.
  4. Once your account has been activated, you’ll need to take a writing test for the company. This is a simple test for some, but others find it very hard to pass this test.
  5. You’ll need to use your sign-up information to create an account on The Postloop Portal forum.
  6. They will send you an email to verify your account.
  7. Once your account has been verified, you’ll need to subscribe to The Postloop Portal before starting your test.
  8. You will locate The Postloop Portal on Postloop and hit the subscribe button first.
  9. After this step has been completed, you’ll need to go to The Postloop Portal and start your test.
  10. Your test will be to make 10 posts on the forum. This test will include that you create a new thread and make comments on existing threads.
  11. The company normally likes to see a combination of new threads and comments on the forum. This shows them that you are capable of creating a new thread and adding comments to existing threads.
  12. Once your 10 posts are completed the company will review your posts.
  13. This normally takes 24 hours if you’ve created your account during the week. However, if you’ve created your account on Friday to Sunday, this will take a bit longer for the company to review your posts.
  14. After your posts have been reviewed, you’ll receive an email.
  15. The email will let you know if you’ve passed the test or not.
  16. There are 3 possible outcomes. If you’ve passed the test, you’ll receive a quality rating from the site. If you have a few issues with one or two of your posts, the company can give you a second chance to add another 10 posts on their forum to evaluate. However, if your content is way below the company’s expectations, you’ll not be able to reapply for the work.
  17. It is very important to subscribe to the forum before starting your post.
  18. When taking the test pay close attention to grammar, punctuation, and spelling. You are graded on these fields and if you fail, you’ll not be given a second chance to try again.

How To Make Money:

  1. Once you’ve passed the posting test, you can now join different forums and start working.
  2. Your initial rating will determine how many forums you can join.
  3. The higher your rating, the more forums you can join and post on.
  4. Each time you post on a forum, you’ll earn points for your work.
  5. Each point you earn will convert to $0.08.
  6. Each forum has a different amount of points you can earn for posting new threads or comments on the forum.
  7. Furthermore, there is a limit to the number of new posts or threads you can make each day. You’ll see how many new threads or comments you can create on the job board.
  8. When posting on forums that allow you to make more than 10 comments each day, it is advised to spread these comments out during the day. If you make all the comments within an hour, the points you’ll receive will be lower.

Joining New Forums:

  1. The company lists all the forums on your job board.
  2. The forums you can join will be highlighted and will have a rating level for the forum.
  3. The higher your rating is on the site, the more forums you can work on.
  4. The company rates their writer on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is the lowest and 5 is the highest.
  5. Anyone with a rating of lower than 3 will normally not be able to work on the site.
  6. It is necessary that you try to achieve and maintain a rating of 4.0 or higher.
  7. Check each of the forums on the site to see which forum interest you.
  8. Select your forum and join the forum.
  9. Before starting to work on the forum go back to the job board and subscribe to this forum.
  10. Once you’ve subscribed to the forum, you can now start to comment on the forum and your comments will be created to your account.
  11. It is very important that you always register on a forum first, and then subscribe to the forum before starting to work. Otherwise, your comments on the forum won’t be credited to your Postloop account.

Your Postloop Rating:

  1. Your initial Postloop rating is given to you by the site. This rating was determined by the score you received on your 10 posts.
  2. Your rating can increase or decrease as time goes by.
  3. Blog, website, and forum owners will rate your comments on their site. A rating will be posted on your dashboard. The ratings are anonymous and you won’t know which site gave you this rating. However, each rating comes with an explanation and why they gave you this rating.
  4. Some blog owners will give you a poor rating if you continue to comment on older posts. They like fresh new content on their forum and will give you a higher rating if you create new thread or comment on a new thread that has been created by another member.
  5. If your rating on the site starts to fall, you’ll not have access to the other forums. You’ll be limited to the number of forums you can work on each day it is important to keep a high rating on the site in order to work on higher paying forums.
  6. Your overall rating is determined by your initial rating given to you on the site, plus your next 3 rating that you receive from the site owners. Each rating is calculated on a 30-day period and the rating you have on your account is for the past 30-days.
  7. However, if you haven’t received at least 3 rating in the past 30-days, your rating is based on the last 10 ratings you’ve received on the site, regardless of when you received this rating.
  8. It is good that rating can expire because if you have received a low rating, you’ll have the opportunity to improve your rating.
  9. If you’ve received a rating from a site owner that you feel is unfair, it is easy to ask for clarification. All you need to do is go to your rating received page and click on the comment from the rating that you disagree with. Leave a comment on this rating so the forum owner can read your comment. The forum owner has to option to either answer you back or to ignore you.
  10. Postloop will review all rating given on the site. If they feel that a rating a person has received is unfair, it is possible that Postloop will contact the site owner or they can change or delete this rating.

Why Are Posting Points Not Credited to My Account?

  1. After registering on the forum, you’ve failed to return to Postloop and subscribe to the forum. Each forum you join, you must go back to Postloop and hit the subscribe button. You’ll need to enter your username that you registered with on the forum and submit the information to Postloop.
  2. Any posts or comments left on a forum before you subscribe to this forum won’t be credited to your account.
  3. Each post or comment takes time to show up in your account. You’ll normally see your credit appear after 10 minutes.
  4. At times the forum, website, or blog have an not Active status next to them. This means that the site is not active at this time and you shouldn’t post on this site because you won’t earn a credit. You’ll need to check on the job board before going to the site to start working. This will ensure that the site is active and you’ll earn credit for posting or commenting on this site.
  5. At time Postloop can’t validate a site. You’ll be able to check the site’s validation time to make sure that Postloop can validate this site before posting on the site. Postloop needs to track your posts and comments; therefore, it is necessary to check when the site was last validated by Postloop.
  6. Some forums have non-paid sections. If you happen to post in one of these sections, you’ll not receive a posting credit for your work. Check the site information before starting to work. It is important that you only post or comment in paid sections on the site.
  7. Some forum, blog or website site owner want to moderate all content on their site. You’ll need to wait for the owner to moderate your post or comment before a credit can be added to your account.
  8. You won’t receive credits on your account if your subscription status is not active. If you’ve unsubscribed or the owner has revoked your subscription, you won’t receive any credit from this site. Make sure to check if your subscription status is active on the site before starting to work.

How Does the Point System Work?

  1. The owner of the forum is given points when they pay Postloop. The points are deducted from their account when a member of Postloop posts on their site.
  2. Each site that you post on will gain you points in your Postloop account.
  3. The higher the points the owner of the site has, the more points you can earn for posting on this site.
  4. You will earn more points if you spread out your posts or comments during the day. However, if you make all your comments and posts at the same time, you’ll earn fewer points from the owner of the site.
  5. The owner of the site can give you extra points for posting fantastic content on their site.
  6. Your points are also determined by the rating you have on the site. The higher your overall rating, the more points you’ll earn from the work you do.
  7. There is no limitation to the number of points you can earn each day. The only limitation is to the number of posts or comments you can make on a single site each day. The number of posts and comments is determined by the site owner.

How Are You Paid?

 

  1. Each point you earn on the site will convert to $0.07. However, if you have a higher rating on the site you can earn up to $0.12 for each post you make on a forum, blog, or website.
  2. You’ll need to have a balance in your account of $5 before you can request payment.
  3. After requesting your payment, the staff at Postloop will review your account. This can take up to 24 hours depending on your account and when your request was submitted.
  4. In order to cash out or request a payment from the site, you must have an overall rating of 2.85 or higher. If your rating is lower than the average, you’ll not be paid from the site.
  5. Once you submit your payment request, the points will be removed from your account.
  6. Any member of the site that lives in the US and earns more than $600 in a year from the site, will be contacted by the site to submit your SSN. The site is required by law to report your earning over $600.
  7. Your payments are sent out to your PayPal account.
  8. The company sends payment to the email address that you’ve registered with. Therefore, your PayPal account must use the same email address in order to receive your payment. There is nowhere on the site that you can add a different PayPal email address so that you can receive your payment from the company.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate company that has been in business since 2010. They hire writers worldwide to work for them. You’ll be writing comments on forums, blogs, and websites. Each comment you add to the owner’s site will earn you points in your account. The points you earn are converted to cash. You can receive payment from the company once you’ve accumulated $5 in your account. When registering with the site make sure that you register with your PayPal email address. The company will use your registered email address to send your payments to you. If you enjoy posting comments or new topics on forums, then this is a great opportunity for you. However, this won’t be a full-time income, but you can earn a passive income each month from Postloop.

Forum Posting

The Forum Wheel Review – Legit or Scam

The Forum Wheel is a paid forum posting site that hires people worldwide to create forum posts for money. According to the website, you can earn money by simply posting in online communities. Forum owners will hire people to boost their forum activity and post new content on their forums. As a forum contributor, it is easy to find online communities through the site that will pay you for your contribution. Each day you’ll be required to join different forums and add new comments or topic to the forum. You’ll be paid by how much you contribute to each forum. If you like joining forums, adding new content, and interacting with existing forum members, then this is a great opportunity for you.

How Does it Work?

  1. You can create an account with the site for free.
  2. After creating your account, you’ll receive an email.
  3. Follow the link in the email to activate your account.
  4. After activating your account, you’re required to create a second account on the site using the exact same information that you used to register. You’ll be creating an account on The Gateway.
  5. Your account on The Forum Wheel and The Gateway needs to be linked together in order to complete the second step when registering for the site.
  6. After creating your account, you must subscribe to The Gateway. This will link the two accounts together. If you fail to subscribe to The Gateway, your 10 tests posts won’t be submitted for approval.
  7. One your account has been created and activated on The Gateway; you’ll be required to create 10 forum posts on this forum.
  8. Once you’ve completed the 10 posts on the forum they are automatically submitted to the forum moderators to evaluate.
  9. The forum moderators will check your posts for grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  10. After the review, you’ll receive an email. The email will explain if you’ve been accepted to the site or rejected.
  11. You’ll only have one chance to pass the test. The site won’t allow you to register another account and try again.
  12. If you pass the test, you’ll be given access to the paid forum posting section on the site.
  13. This is where you’ll be able to register with other forums and be paid to submit content on these forums.
  14. The site doesn’t have a minimum age requirement to join the site.
  15. There are also no restrictions to your location. It appears that the site accepts all international writers as long as you can pass the test.

How To Create An Account on The Gateway:

  1. After creating your account on The Forum Wheel, you’ll need to click on The Forum Tab on your dashboard.
  2. Locate The Gateway Forum. You’ll find The Gateway at the top of the list. The Gateway will be highlighted in bold text to make it easier to spot.
  3. Click on the green plus sign next to the name.
  4. A drop-down menu box will appear. You’ll be required to enter the username and email address you’ve used to register on the site.
  5. After filling in the information click on the submit button.
  6. This will link your two accounts together and give you an active account on The Gateway.
  7. You can now create your 10 posts to submit to the company for approval.

How Are You Rated On the Site?

  1. The first rating that you receive on the site is based on the 10 post you’ve made.
  2. This rating will give you access to different forums you can post in.
  3. You’ll be required to sign up to different forums.
  4. After signing up, you can either reply to an existing thread or create a new thread.
  5. You’ll be required to create a new thread in the appropriate category on the forum.
  6. Once you’ve created 5 comments, they can be a new thread or a relay to an existing thread, the forum owner will be asked to grade your work.
  7. The forum owner will rate you on a 1 to 5 scale.
  8. The lowest rating on the site is a 1.0. This means that the owner of the forum thought that you did the worst job possible when commenting on his forum.
  9. The owner of the forum must supply you with a reason as to why they gave you the rating they did.
  10. The rating that you receive from the forum owners will determine your rating on the site and how much you’ll make for each comment you leave on a forum.
  11. If you’ve received a bad rating from a forum owner, this can reflect your overall rating on the site.
  12. You can improve your rating on this forum, by following the instructions the forum owner has given. Furthermore, you can take his comment and improve on the quality of your comments that are left on their forum.
  13. Forum owners will grade you on the content that you supply. It is better to leave a 3 to 4 line comment on each forum. This way you’ll receive a decent rating from the forum owner.
  14. Each forum owner will rate you on your content, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Pay close attention when commenting on each forum. This is important for you to reach a higher level on the site and earn more money for each comment that is left on the forums.
  15. If you improve the quality of comments left on each forum, the forum owner’s can change your rating.
  16. Furthermore, the rating you have on the site will determine how many forums you can post in. Therefore, it is necessary to try and obtain the highest rating possible on the site so you can post on more forums and earn a higher rate of pay.

How Are Your Points Determined?

  1. Each comment you leave on a forum will earn you 1 point.
  2. The site will calculate your points based on how many comments you leave on each forum.
  3. In each forum, you’ll have a certain number of comments you can leave each day.
  4. If you leave all your comments at once, you’ll receive a lower point value for your comments.
  5. Forum owners want the comments spread out over time. That means that you should leave no more than 3 comments on the forum at a time. You can go back to the same forum a few hours later and leave another 3 comments. You can continue to do this during the day until the maximum number of comments has been made on a single forum.

How Much Are Points Worth?

  1. The value of your points is determined by the level you’ve achieved on the site.
  2. The Level 1 will only receive 1 point for each comment left on a forum.
  3. You’ll earn $0.05 for each point that you receive.
  4. If you achieve a higher level on the site, your points will increase for each comment you make.
  5. The Level 5 comments will receive 2.5 points for each comment they leave on the site. You’ll be paid $0.13 for each comment as a Level 5 contributor.

The Referral Program:

 

  1. The Forum Wheel has a referral program.
  2. Any active member on the site can join the referral program.
  3. Each person that signs up to the site as your referral, you’ll earn an extra 20% bonus in your account.
  4. You’re paid 20% based on the points your referral earns on the site. This is good for the lifetime of their account.
  5. The more referrals you have on your account, the higher your earnings will be.
  6. You can advertise The forum Wheel on your own website, on other online forums, on your social media accounts, use business cards or even flyers. Make sure that you add your referral link so that people can sign up using your referral link. This way you’ll earn credit for the work they do.

How Do You Get Paid?

  1. You’ll need to accumulate enough points in your account to convert to $5.
  2. Once you’ve reached $5 in your account you can request payment.
  3. The site pays you using PayPal. Therefore, it is necessary that you have an active PayPal account to work on this site.
  4. The company needs to verify your account and will pay you after it has completed the verification process.
  5. You’ll receive payment in your PayPal account within 24 to 48 hours after requesting payment from the site.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate site that pays you to post on forums. You’ll earn $0.05 for each point you earn on a forum. Your ratings, your pay, and money you earn are determined by the level you’ve achieved on the site. The higher your level on the site will earn you a higher rate of pay. Each point earns you $0.05. Therefore, if you’ve achieved a Level 5 on the site, you’ll earn 2.5 points for each comment you leave. This will convert to $0.13 for 2.5 points.

This is a legitimate way to earn a passive income online. However, there isn’t enough work for you to earn a full-time income posting on forums. Each forum has a specific number of comments you can leave each day. Furthermore, you can only unlock certain forums based on your level on the site. Anyone who has achieves a Level 5 on the site will have access to all the forums. However, if you have a lower level on the site, there will be a limited number of forums you can post on.

Remember this work isn’t for everyone. It can be time-consuming and you’ll be dealing with the forum owners and how they rate you. At times there are some forum owners who demand that you write long comments before they will give you a decent rating. While other forum owners will only require you to write 25 to 50 words before giving you a decent rating. You’ll need to find out what forums give you the highest rating for the number of words you must write on their forums. This will ensure that you receive a high rating on the site and can comment on more forums to earn a higher rate of pay.

Micro/Mini Jobs

Clickworker Review – Legit or Scam

Clickworker is a website that hires people worldwide to complete different micro-tasks. You’ll have the opportunity to create text documents about product descriptions, write articles, or write descriptions about cities, hotels, software or even fashion. The jobs change daily depending on the work that is available on the site. There are many different types of work that you can do on this site. You’ll need to register as a micro worker, complete an assessment test, and decide on what jobs you’d like to work on.

How Does it Work?

  1. To become a Clickworker, you’ll need to register on the site. Fill in the necessary information and submit the form to the company.
  2. After the registration is completed and your account is verified, you’ll need to complete your profile. This requires you to fill in your basic information that relates to your language skills, hobbies, and work experience. This helps the company offer you work that you’re suited for.
  3. The next step is to take the assessment tests that are available for the different types of work the site offers. You’ll need to complete these test in order to qualify for the work on the site. Each test is given a score and the score determines if you’re qualified or not to work on the different micro-tasks.

How To Qualify As a Text Writer:

  1. You must be a registered user of the site before you can take the test to work as a text writer.
  2. You’ll need to complete an author assessment test.
  3. You can only take this test once and it can’t be taken a second time.
  4. If you decide to take the test, make sure you have enough time to complete the test and address the test topics.
  5. Afterward, the company will evaluate your assessment teat and give you a grade. The site will grade you on a star scale from 2 to 5. The higher your star score, the higher your rate of pay will be.
  6. The score that you’ve received on the test will determine how much you’re paid per word for each assignment.
  7. If you continue to improve and submit excellent quality work to the site, you can raise your assessment grade score.

What are Data Categorization and How Does it Work?

  1. Your basic job function will be to analyze data files, videos, photos or even documents.
  2. The job requires you to place these files into the appropriate classification. The files are classified according to the different terms for each item.
  3. Some jobs require you to look at two different search results and determine which landing page supplies the user with the best information.
  4. Other times you’ll need to check websites to determine if there is adult content on any of the web pages.
  5. There is no test to take in order to perform this job function.
  6. The pay rate for these jobs varies and each job has the pay rate listed under the task.
  7. As long as there is task available, you are free to work the jobs as much or as little as you like.

How To Qualify For Copy Editing:

  1. A copy editor will edit short text on any given topic. The text you’ll edit can be about different cities or products. Furthermore, this can include a variety of different subjects and topics.
  2. You must have a good knowledge of your native language, enjoy editing, and an eye for details.
  3. The text that you’ll be editing will have already passed through another editor who has corrected the spelling, grammar, content, and style.
  4. You will be verifying that the author and first proofreader have fulfilled their job duties correctly and corrected the document and text quality.
  5. You’ll be responsible for offering criticism to the author and proofreader. This helps them improve their quality of work and mistakes on each document.
  6. In order to become a copy editor, you must first work as an author and proofreader on the site.
  7. This helps you to learn how Clickworker’s works and will also provide you with the necessary experience that you’ll need to be a copy editor.
  8. After completing the necessary author and proofreader assessments in your native language and working in both areas on the site will give you access or a chance to become a copy editor.
  9. You’ll pick and choose the assignments that you want to work on. When you select an assignment, you’ll make all the necessary corrections to the text on the site’s platform.

How To Become a Proofreader:

  1. A proofreader needs to have the passion to read different documents and correct comma or grammar mistakes in the documents.
  2. You will be responsible to supply feedback and comments to the author that will help them improve their writing skills on the site.
  3. Furthermore, you’ll need to check and correct all the spelling, grammar, style, and expressions in the document.
  4. In order to qualify for a proofreader, you must take the assessments tests on the platform.
  5. You’ll also need to be an author on the site in order to gain valuable knowledge of how the site works and what a proofreader job is. By reading your feedback and improving on your own text, will help you to qualify for the position of a proofreader on the site.
  6. By always submitting high-quality work will increase your quality level on the site. This is needed in order to unlock higher paying position and to become a proofreader.

Complete Tasks for Web Research:

  1. As a web researcher, you’ll be looking up and collecting information on the internet.
  2. You could also be required to update existing data such as addresses or other important information.
  3. As a Clickworker, you can check the job listed on the site to see if there are any available jobs or projects you’d like to do.
  4. Your eligibility will be determined based on the training you’ve had on the site and the score you received on your eligibility test.
  5. You can work as long as you want on each project, or until the project tends.

Complete Surveys:

  1. Each survey on the site is directed to a specific group of people based on the client’s criteria and their objective.
  2. This is an easy task to complete. Just look for suitable surveys on the site, and complete the ones that interest you.

Become a Mystery Photographer:

  1. As a mystery photographer, you’ll need a smartphone in order to complete the assignments.
  2. Your assignments will be to check store displays in supermarkets or verify if a restaurant is still in the same location.
  3. The site only offers two tasks to mystery shoppers.
  4. You’ll need to check the site for jobs in your area.
  5. Reserve the job on the site and go take your photo.
  6. Upload the photo to the site and be paid for your work.
  7. There is only one restriction to this work. It is your location.
  8. You’ll need to reserve the job quickly because these jobs are very popular and go quickly.

Working with UHRS:

  1. UHRS, the Universal Human Relevance System works closely with Clickworkers and offers jobs for you to complete on the site.
  2. You can get access to UHRS through Clickworkers, however, the job opening varies for each country, and it might take time to get accepted at UHRS. If you work outside the US, these positions can open and close depending on the amount of work available for your country.
  3. Like with Clickworkers, you’ll need to take a qualification test to access certain work on the site.
  4. UHRS has plenty of jobs available and you can work as much or as little as you like.
  5. The UHRS site runs on a separate platform and you’ll need to register and create an account.
  6. When joining the site, you’ll have additional training and test to complete before gaining access to the paid jobs.

How Are You Paid?

  1. The company pays out on a weekly basis. Each Wednesday, they will send the money you’ve earned the previous week.
  2. Before the site had a minimum that you’d had to earn before being paid. This has changed and the site now pays everyone once a week.
  3. If you live in the United States, you’ll be asked to supply your SSN and possibly a W-9 to the company.
  4. At times the site can require you send them other documents to prove your identity.
  5. You have two choices to be paid, PayPal or a bank transfer. You’ll need to see if your bank qualifies for the wire transfer to your account.

Concerns About the Site:

  1. Over the years there have been many complaints about the site.
  2. The site was opened in 2005 and had a few problems. However, in 2014 the issues started to arise and people weren’t happy working for this site.
  3. Some of the major issues are dealing with a locked account, documents they request to determine your identity, payments from UHRS, and account being suspended.
  4. At times the system has bugs and you can’t access the platform.
  5. There aren’t always a lot of jobs on the site.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate company and has been in business since 2005. The company hires micro workers worldwide to perform simple micro tasks online. You’ll have the opportunity to increase your earning with the site if you work for Clickworkers and UHRS. There are plenty of jobs available at UHRS that will make it work your time to earn a part-time or full-time income. This will depend on how often you wish to work and what jobs you’re qualified to perform.

Like any company, it is recommended to proceed with caution and follow the rules the company has set in place. If you violate these rules, your account will be suspended and the money you’ve earned will not be paid. The company is very strict about your location and IP address. If you are using the site, it is recommended to sign into the site from the same location so your account won’t be suspended.

Content Sales

Teachers Pay Teachers Review – Legit or Scam

Teachers Pay Teachers is a website designed for teachers to buy or sell their lesson plans. On the site, you can offer your videos, PDF files, flash cards or any other form of digital media for sale on the site. The site is open to all educators worldwide and publishers of educational material. It is easy to upload and offer different lesson plans for teachers to use in their classroom. Furthermore, you’ll earn money for your time and efforts and help other educators with the material you’ve uploaded on the site.

How Does it Work?

  1. In order to buy or sell lesson plans on the site, you’ll need to create an account as a buyer or a seller.
  2. Only a seller can upload and sell their documents on the site.
  3. The site offers you a free or paid membership. With a free membership, you’ll earn less of a commission on the sales of your material.
  4. The premium membership is a yearly membership and will be automatically paid each year through your PayPal account. You can cancel this membership at any time through your PayPal account.

Is The Site Free to Join?

  1. The site is free to join. You can easily create a membership on the site for free.
  2. However, the site does offer a Premium membership. This is a yearly fee of $59.95 and is set for automatic renewal with your PayPal account. Many people who sell their educational plans on the site will choose a premium membership so they earn more money when selling their documents.
  3. The website also has a Publisher Membership and invites publisher to market and sell their educational resources on the site.

What Can You Sell?

  1. You can create and upload resources to the site. The resources need to be listed under the appropriate grade level. For example, if you’ve created a resource to be used for 2nd-grade  teachers, you’ll need to indicate this is for  2nd-grade teachers.
  2. If your resources can be used with multiple grades, you’ll need to indicate this in your description of your resources.
  3. It is possible to create and upload video or audio files to the site. However, you should compress these files to make it easier to upload and download the file. With the free membership, you are limited to files no more than 200MB. As a premium member, you can upload files no larger than 1GB.
  4. Each seller on the site has a store they will use to list their documents, video or audio files on. In the store, you can also create bundles to sell to other teachers.
  5. The company offers an advertising program that will help you to promote your resources from your store. If you choose to use the advertising program, your items are placed in a high-profile, high-traffic location on the site. This is a paid service and the fees for advertising with the company will be deducted from your monthly earning before you’re paid.
  6. If you don’t have sufficient earning in your account for advertising, you can purchase advertising with your credit card.

How Much Can You Earn?

  1. You’ll earn 55% of your asking price for any item sold on the site. You’ll also need to pay a $0.30 transaction fee for each item sold.
  2. However, if you upgrade your account to a Premium Seller account, you’ll earn 80% of your asking price for any item sold on the site. The site will also charge you a $0.15 transaction fee on any order that is less than $3.
  3. The site also offers a special limited access self-service TpT Publisher Membership. This membership is for companies that produce educational material and wish to sell it to teachers on this site. If you create a Publisher Membership, you spit the sale of your document with the company.
  4. Keep in mind most resources sell on the site for $2.00 to $3.50. However, some bundles will sell for a much higher fee and some package can sell for $30 or higher. You’ll need to determine how much you want to ask for your resources.
  5. Some professional teachers will offer free resources to other teachers. This gives the other teachers a chance to review your resources. This also helps you to gain more sales for your paid resources.

How to Report Your Income:

  1. If the site requires you to submit a W-9 for tax purposes, they will send you an email with the necessary instructions.
  2. The site will issue you a 1099-K if you’ve earned more than $20,000 selling your educational material online.
  3. The company will report your total gross sales and expenses on the 1099-K. This isn’t your table income and you may be able to deduct certain expenses from your gross sales when you file your taxes.

How Are You Paid?

  1. The company works with PayPal and Dwolla for US only members.
  2. You’ll receive payment for the previous month sales on or before the 21st of the following month.
  3. If you’ve earned more than $10,000 in sales the previous month, the company is required to send your payment in two installments.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate website for teachers and published to sell their educational resources on. The site does take a commission and processing fee for each sale you make on the site. As a free member, you’ll earn 55% of your asking price, minus $0.30 processing fees. The fees are rather high on the site, but many teachers make a decent amount of money selling their resources online.

If you’d like to earn a higher rate for the sale of your resources it is advised to register as a Premium member and pay the membership fees for the year. This way you’ll earn 80% from each resource sold on the site, instead of 55%. Furthermore, you’ll only be charged a $0.15 processing fee for any item you’ve sold that is under $3.00.

Many teachers create special lesson plans and material to sell on this site. According to a few teachers, they can make more each month selling their resources than teaching a class. This is a great opportunity for educators to earn an extra income creating and selling educational resources on Teacher Pay Teachers.

Content Sales

Digital Point Review – Legit or Scam

Digital Point is a marketplace where you can list any digital product for sale. Furthermore, people can go to the marketplace and buy your digital products. The company will allow you to sell websites, domain names, plug-ins, scripts, templates, designs, eBooks, and articles about business, gaming, lifestyle, and technology. You can also use the forum and other features of the site. The site offers you a premium membership where you can receive many items that are listed in the marketplace for free. This is an excellent way to sell any of your digital products online.

Selling Your Digital Products:

  1. It is forbidden to sell any type of warez on the site. This includes selling pirated or nulled software. Furthermore, you can sell software keys without the software or even serial numbers.
  2. The company forbids you to list and sell email listings, spam related products or services, automated posting service, and social exchanges or bookmarks.
  3. You can’t sell any type of accounts or currency exchange in the marketplace. That means you can’t offer or sell any virtual credit cards or any VCC related products. Furthermore, you can offer to sell or buy any type of cryptocurrency.
  4. If you have a product that needs to be shipped to the buyer, then it can’t be sold on this site. You are only allowed to sell digital products that a person can download or you can send to them via email.
  5. Don’t try to advertise or sell affiliate referrals or offer in the marketplace.
  6. Once one of your digital items has sold the listing will be closed. You can’t create a new listing for the same digital item. However, you can use the Bump or Relist option in the marketplace to relist your item.
  7. The marketplace was designed as a use at your risk setup. The site won’t get involved in disputes with members or people who buy a digital product from the marketplace.
  8. It is recommended when selling and buying from the marketplace to use an escrow service. This protects both the buyer and the seller from being scammed online.
  9. When posting an article for sale in the marketplace the system has a “Quality Score” they assign to each article. A software program will read and evaluate your article. Afterward, they will place a quality score on each article. This isn’t an exact science because a machine is placing the scores on your articles. The site rates your articles from 0 to 100.
  10. The company checks for plagiarism and won’t post an article in the marketplace that isn’t checked first. All articles are scanned for plagiarism before being posted for sale. However, some articles will pass the plagiarism test and be posted on the site, if you find an article that is copied from another source; you’ll need to report this to the site.
  11. All articles or digital products that are sold in the marketplace will be listed for 6 months for a standard user and 12 months for a premium user.

How To Sell Digital Products:

  1. You’ll need to create an account with the site before you can list an item for sale in the marketplace.
  2. At this time you can choose a standard or premium account.
  3. If you’ve selected a premium account, the site will redirect you to the checkout where you can purchase your membership.
  4. To add a digital product to the marketplace, you’ll need to select the correct area to post in.
  5. If you’re selling a website or domain name, you’ll need to post your digital product on Sites and Domains.
  6. You can sell any plug-ins, scripts, templates, designs or eBooks in the Digital Goods section.
  7. If you’re a content writer, you’ll be able to sell your articles in the Articles marketplace. Select which category your article falls under and post your article on the site.
  8. When adding a digital item to the site, you’ll indicate the price, if you offer free or paid updates, and decide if you’ll offer this item at a discount or for free to premium members.

Selling Your Digital Products:

  1. Any member of the forum or company can visit the marketplace to purchase your items that you’ve listed for sale.
  2. Anyone purchasing an item in the marketplace must be registered on the site.
  3. The buyer will contact you and make arrangement to pay for your product.
  4. You’ll be responsible for collecting the money and delivering the digital item to the buyer.
  5. The website/forum doesn’t charge a fee to sell your digital items in the marketplace.
  6. If you’re selling websites, domain names, apps or even scripts it is wise to use an escrow account to sell your items. This will guarantee that you receive your payment and that the buyer is satisfied with his purchase.
  7. Many people have an issue when accepting PayPal as their primary payment method. You can select any form of payment method to be paid by the buyer. It is up to you to decide what payment method you’ll use.

Conclusion:

This is a legitimate digital marketplace where you can list and sell any item on the forum. You can also offer advertising space on your own blog or website. Furthermore, you can find companies that are willing to pay you a daily or monthly fee for advertising on your blog or website. This is an excellent way to offer your digital items or services for sale. Many people visit the forum to learn about digital marketing and learn how to create and sell their own digital products. If you’re looking for a way to make money online this is a great opportunity for you. List your digital items for sale and work directly with the buyer. There is no middleman involved and you won’t pay any commission or fees to post your products and services on this site.