Friday, December 26, 2008

Join KGB Now

The Application process is up on

Go to the main page and follow the links or go directly to the application here the site is hosted at

Good luck and you can take it as many times as you need to.

You need to be legally allowed to work in the US and must have a US Bank account, these details are given once you complete the test successfully.

KgbKgb Starts Hiring

New Posting on the blog says that the recruiting site opens today, December 26th.

I am very excited to tell you that we are finally ready to open up our Work @ Home kgb Special Agents recruitment process. This Friday, December 26th, we’ll be sending you an email with links to our Recruitment Center.

If you have not yet sent us your email address, do so now so you can receive notification from us about the application process.

Submit your email at now to get the email invitation to their recruiting site.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Bukisa Update - Freelance Article Pay

In one week on Bukisa, I've managed to earn half of the required amount for payout.

Payout can be reached at 50 dollars and all that's needed are articles, slideshows, or videos.

The site seems to be well run and the editing options are easy to use. If they do turn out to be legitimate then now would be a good time for you to get some articles on the site to get some long-tail and pasive income.

The Bukisa Index is still showing $3.95 per 1000 views.

Visit for more information.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Work for UserTesting

The most recent site mentioned to join was and today I bring you a new site that pays you $10 per site.

The idea is to visit a site given to you by UserTesting and watch how you browse the site. It will record, through their own software, how you browse the site with your mouse while recording your verbal opinions of the site as you visit it.

It takes about 10 minutes of browsing and commenting to complete the requirements per site and then answering 4 standard question. If you fit the target demographics then you should get about 5 sites per week equaling $50 per week.

Visit for more details and a signup link.

This is an easy opportunity to do at home and has been recognized by Amazon as a finalist in their Start-Up Challenge.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A great reference site for working at home

The creators of Work At Home Moms (Wahm) have a great reference site for those looking at doing some work in their spare time.

The forums have many great job leads and frank discussions about companies that pay and those that do not.

No membership is required to do basic functions including searching the forum.

Check out for lots of great references and leads.

Monday, December 15, 2008

KgbKgb Updates

Many users who have followed the links in past and have applied for kgb kgb have started to receive their promotional T-Shirts for the site.

If they're sending out promotional materials then it would seem plans are still going forward.

KgbKgb will start their launch in a week. At least that's what I hope.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Bukisa - Bukisa Index : Views needed to get paid

I mentioned Bukisa the other day as an alternative to eHow. It allows you to post your content (Articles, Videos, Slides, Audio, and soon Photos) and get paid their daily impression rate. Also, you are allowed to promote your own websites if you have any. (Make you own website now to get some residual income from ads!!)

The article submission process is easy and you are allowed to submit your own content that has already been published again to their site.

The Bukisa index is currently $3.95 per 1000 page views.

With no referrals it would only take 12,658 page impression to get paid. You are allowed to promote your articles on MySpace, Facebook, Digg, and others.

Get started writing for Bukisa now and get paid while the rate is so high.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Beware of Vindale

First off, Vindale is not a scam.

Vindale is an online survey site that requires you to pay for a service (often a monthly recurring fee) and then evaluate the service. Your first month or trial period for the service being evaluated is paid for along with a few dollars for your time. Make sure you cancel your trial membership that you had to join or you will face these recurring charges.

Vindale has a generally bad reputation noted by many users and forums discussing surveys. I wouldn't recommend them to anyone. If you are looking for something free to do, you can try legitimate paid surveys that have already been outlined on the site and don't require you pay anything to get rewarded.

Why should you have to pay to give your opinion?


As promised, here is the secon part of look at some global alternatives to eHow.

HowHub link

Similar to eHow in writing style as you are again writing how-to articles. If you want to get paid then you should have your own Adsense account. I am not sure how they do this but they claim to pay you  %50 percent of the ad revenue that your page generates and you are allowed to insert your own Adsense ads. I think that having your own code on the post would guarantee that you get all the Adsense revenue. Regardless, supplement your Adsense revenue with the site and promote your main blog or website as you are allowed to link to your site from your article.

The links to your own website will likely be just as valuable as the revenue you generate on HowHub.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Bukisa - Bukisa Index

Part 1 of Global eHow alternatives. - Referral Link, otherwise.

Bukisa is a revenue sharing website where you can write articles, add pictures, videos, slideshows and audio and receive an amount per thousand views in line with the "Bukisa Index".

You can publish new articles or old content on the site and get paid for your page impressions. The impressions pay based on the Bukina Index which is set monthly. The Bukisa Index is updated at least once per month based upon the overall performance of our websites revenue streams - this involves the following: Contextual advertising, Banner advertising, email marketing, joint ventures and more. It would seem that it's a collective effort; if the site succeeds then every one will benefit.

What is the Bukisa Index rate? The Bukisa Index is currently - $3.95

Pay is via PayPal with a $50 threshold with payments promised 30 days after the end of the month.

It also appears that you do not retain control of any material that you post on the site, a dealbreaker for many.

Disclaimer: I have not yet been paid by Bukisa and only seen a few testimonials that they have paid. The site is only 2-3 months old.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

eHow Global Alternatives

Schan Ezan brought up a great point in the post on writing for eHow and how to make money. eHow does not pay users outside of the USA and Schan Ezan posted some alternatives. I will look into these alternatives, post payment rates, how to join, and other relevant details in the coming days. In the mean time here is what he submitted:

Other similar site for those who are not in the United States are such as
HowHub, HubPages, Helium and Bukisa.

HowHub and HubPages income are through adsense. I don't know much about
Helium. Bukisa should be similar to eHow, only its domain PR is not as

Thanks for the information, I'll add to it shortly.

If anyone else has tips, please post a comment and I'll be sure to add it the main page along with a link to your site.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Active Pinecone USA Reasearch join / signup link

Here is an active Pinecone Reasearch Signup link for the USA only. Join this site while you can. Regular surveys and surveys that pay relatively high rates.

Click HERE for the active Pinecone Research link.

This link will only be active as long as Pinecone Research is accepting. I will update  this post once the link is no longer active or when someone notifies me that the link is no active anymore.

Write for eHow and get paid

Here's an easy way to make some money with the knowledge you've already got.

Write 'How To' articles for eHow, a very reputable site, and get them published. You will earn money for how unique your article is, how helpful, how much it's viewed, etc. You get paid each month that your balance is over $10 to your paypal account.

Publish the content that's on your blog. Write articles about your city or cities you've visited. Write How To articles about the job you already do. Share your holiday tips. Earn Passive Income for your content and get paid regularly in the future for what you publish now.

Go to the eHow site and join with the link in the upper right. Once registered, participate in the Writer Compensation Program and publish your articles.

eHow has a very high google page ranking that results in a lot of traffic to your article and can lead to a lot of traffic to your personal website.

Remember, you don't have to have a website to join. Start writing your articles now for eHow by clicking here.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Quicktate Transcribing - Legitimate Opportunity

What is Quicktate?

Quicktate is a legit online transcribing employer, no scam here. Work when you want to by signing into the website. It may take a month or two to get off of the waiting list that you'll be placed on once joining. You are typically transcribing phone messages or other short items. After signing up, you should hear back from them 1 week later. You may be hired on to iDictate as well. iDictate is the same company but has longer assignments and therefore larger pay. Quicktate's pay rate is ¼ cents per word transcribed; iDictate is ½ cents per word transcribed.

Join Quicktate Here: Jobs

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Legit Paying Surveys that have paid recently.

What an awful time it is for the economy. Who can't use a few more dollars every month.

These are legit paying survey sites that are active and currently sending out surveys. I have earned just short of $450 over the last 2 and a half months from the following sites. The Brand Institute site is quite interesting and is not one you see mentioned on most forums or compiled lists. 

Enjoy the leads and post the sites that you're a member of and have paid you recently. No Referrals links please.

All are good for the US and most are good for Canada and other parts.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Hot Job Lead - Ask Questions, Get Paid!

Here is a very good lead for a part time job that you could do in your spare time or on your days off. It's a great employer, even if it may seem a little unstable in the news, and they are hiring for pretty much all areas.

Taken from 2010censusjobs:

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring thousands of temporary part-time census takers across the Nation. Assignments generally last up to several weeks. Enjoy good pay, working up to 40 hours per week. No special experience is required, and authorized mileage is reimbursed. Work flexible daylight hours, in your own community.

To apply, you must be 18 years or older with a valid SSN. To qualify, you must take a basic skills test and pass a background check. To apply, call 1-866-861-2010 or for more information, visit

Location: Anywhere
Compensation: Varies
This is a part-time job.
Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

mTruk - What is it and how do I make moolah?

mTurk = Amazon's system known as Mechanical Turk, an online worker and employer marketplace. All work is done through mturk.

Turk? = The definition of turk as found on is "The name comes from Wolfgang von Kempelen's mechanical "Turk" in the mid-1700s, which was an expert chess player dressed up as a wooden mannequin. Defeating challengers throughout Europe, including Napoleon, the Turk sat inside a wooden cabinet wearing a robe and turban. Opening the door to reveal gears and springs inside, Kempelen fooled people into believing this was a mechanical device with artificial intelligence. "

MTurk lists small tasks that need to be accomplished and allows users to take those task, complete them, and pay them the rate advertised. All of these jobs are listed as HIT or Human Intelligence Tasks.

Tasks can include; finding light posts in a photo, transcribing, translating, rating search results, finding item numbers, contact numbers, and much more.

Pay is not a huge amount but tasks are small and quick to finish allowing you to accomplish many. There are also incentives for quantity and quality of work. Pay can be deposited into your bank account or into an gift certificate.

Interested? Visit for more information and FAQs on the site.

Do you use mturk, leave your tips and feedback in the comments.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Do you have a sultry voice?

This job (and post) is not for everyone. These are tips and leads for finding Phone Sex Operator jobs (Try a Search for PSO to see all the options).

Adult industry jobs do not appeal to many people as they associate them with creating porn or acting for a webcam. PSO's work from home, set their own hours, and collect a decent portion of the per minute charge that the 'customers' have to pay. It is also possible to converse with people through text messages. You do not have your information or phone number exposed as a third party (the employer) so there are safety measures in place to protect you.

If you have an open mind and would like to make some money from one the World's largest industries then give this lead a serious thought.

I will not post specific companies. Visit Textilicious for great resources, frank discussions, and active job leads.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Common Scams that you may encounter.

For some, working at home is a last chance. They may be easily taken advantage of by smooth talking con artists who will do anything to make a buck. Here are some of the types of scams that you must watch out for when trying to find something else to succeed at.

Nigerian Check Cashing Scam

The Nigerian check cashing scam usually involves transferring funds internationally. The scam artist attempts to reassure the victim by offering apparently legal contracts, forged or false documents bearing company letterhead, false letters of credit, payment schedules and bank drafts.

Once the scammer has obtained the victim's trust, checks, money orders or wire deposits are sent to the victim for "processing." The victim is asked to cash the check or money order (wire deposits will send the money directly to the victim's account) and send a percentage of the funds back to its origination. The need for the "middle man" is often explained as being a way around international fees or taxes. Once the funds are sent back to the scammers (usually the victim is told to keep a percentage for themselves, as payment for their services), the victim's bank or financial institution learns that the check/money order/wire transfer was fraudulent. The funds are then subtracted from the victim's account and he or she is made liable for the lost money.


Reshipping scams often begin with an employment offer, usually via e-mail. As with the Nigerian scam, these "employers" offer bogus contracts and other documentation to make them appear legitimate. Once the victim's trust has been obtained, packages are shipped to the victim's residence with instructions to reship the packages to another address. Once the package has been reshipped, the victim is "guilty" of receiving and shipping stolen property. This often leads to a visit from police, as the return address or shipping receipts lead back to the victim.

Work-at-Home Job Lists

These scams claim to sell lists of companies that are hiring for work-at-home positions. These lists are rarely updated and often yield a list of worthless leads.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Google Quality Rater Leads and Information

Google is hiring temporary staff, who can work from home, to help Google improve the quality of Web search results and the relevance of Google Ads.

These Quality Raters can be geographically located anywhere in the US or Canada but must have at least a bachelor's degree and a high-speed Internet connection to telecommute. Familiarity in the culture of the language you will be working in is also important to make sure that the results are relevant.

Their primary job responsibility will be to rate the quality of web search results in different languages supplementing the existing Googlebot algorithms.

Google Telecommuting Job Openings are always being updated with the languages required. English, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Chinese are some of the languages being hired for today.

The pay is roughly $15 per hour, the work is easy, hours are flexible (normally 10-20 per week), and it can be interesting. If you are only working 3 or 4 days a week now then this would be a perfect supplement to your regular job. It would be a great first job as well.

You will be employed by WorkforceLogic, a temporary staffing firm but report directly to Google staff. Why not work for one of the best and largest companies in the world? Visit telecommuting jobs here link and look at what departments are hiring for this type of job as well as many other jobs on Google that are more typical office jobs.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Ticket Puller Information

Is Ticket Puller legitimate?

I personally haven't earned any money with them but I do have friends who earn a couple of hundred a year from the company.

The hours are very limited as the job entails buying tickets for concerts or sporting events when they go on sale. 

The company gets orders for tickets, notifies it's members that there will be a 'pull', gets those selected to log in 10 minutes before tickets go on sale, and buy the tickets resulting in a commission for you.

You are not required to use your own credit card information or money to buy the tickets. All the financials are handled by Ticket Puller and they use you to allow them to buy more tickets then they otherwise would be able to. It is not scalping as you are not reselling the tickets.

Visit Ticket Puller for information on how to apply.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Active Job Lead for AQA

Just in time for Thanksgiving is an active job lead. This is well respected company in the UK and Ireland offering human-powered search along the lines of , , and .

The company is AQA or Any Question Answered. It is a service that has its users text in their question and you the soon to be employee responding. It appears hours are flexible and you are paid for the amount of work you do. A great way to do something with your spare time at work or at home for a few extra dollars before the Holiday's.

The website is AQA63336 and they are advertising job postings in Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and USA. Visit the site and click on vacancies for the instructions on how to apply.

From personal experience they are an easy company to work for and they do value quality. If you provide quality answers they will retain you.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pinecone Reasearch

I'm going to be posting information on some of the better known survey companies on the web that do pay and do not require you to pay to join.

Today's is Pinecone Research.

They are an exclusive survey company that accepts users from the USA, UK, and Canada. They do not accept new members at all times and require you find a banner ad to click on. Fortunately there are many sites that post the locations of these ads to make it easier for you to find them. My favorite site, and the one I used to join Pinecone, is Annika's with very clear links to the live ads for Pinecone Reasearch Invitations.

Pinecone sends out many surveys a month with completed and qualifying surveys paying $5+. They also will send out products for users to test and compensate quite well for your time. Payments are by check, paypal, or voucher depending on your location.

Pinecone Research Invites for Canada , the US , and the UK are hard to come by. If you find one then make sure you join. This is definitely something to do to add a little extra money a month in your spare time at home or at work.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Are there any legit envelope stuffing jobs?

Possible legitimate envelope opportunities could be some of the following.

You can stuff envelopes as an employee for your local print shop. These would not pay better than minimum wage and are not work at home opportunities.

Or you could start your own Direct Mail business sending newsletters, trade information, or anything else people are willing to pay for. This is envelope stuffing at its finest, completely legal, and probable a supplement to an existing business you are running..

As will be the them of this blog, you will not make easy money doing this (you might even lose some).

If envelope stuffing were that easy and if it were really legitimate, everybody would be doing it.

The ads you see in the newspaper or on light posts are not legitimate ways to earn money, they are schemes.

No business in their right mind would pay you to stuff envelopes at home. It costs less than 50 cents per envelope for this service, including the stamp. Receptionists do this in between calls at many offices and don't need for this service to be outsourced.

You only get paid for "stuffed envelopes" when someone else you recruit stuffs a self-addressed, stamped envelope with an up-front fee to get the same information that you paid for. You don't actually get paid for stuffing the envelope that is sent to others. You must generate sales or leads to get paid. This is the true definition of a pyramid scheme as they will go recruit users. Meanwhile, you are paying the person who recruited you for advice, leads, and supplies.

A great way to lose some money and not a legitimate work at home job.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Want to use KgbKgb ?

Most cellphone providers in the US, Canada and the UK allow access to this human-powered search.

Taken from
Our new two-way text product in the U.S., kgbkgb (text 542542 on your mobile handset) is in beta testing and available to answer any question you have 24 hours a day, everyday. kgbkgb is the first mobile text "find" service to combine human-powered search with one of the most extensive databases in the business.
Rates range from $0.30 to $0.99 per text. (I'm not sure how your rate is determined) It is not a subscription based service.

Get answers to practical questions, stupid questions, trivia questions, even sports scores. The service is easy to use.

They also appear to hiring people to work at home and answer questions. This would be a great income supplement if you could get hired (Visit ) and work at it in your spare time.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

How to find hidden work at home jobs

When searching for jobs to do at home most type in 'work at home' and come up with only the most popular pages that are sometimes full of scams and spam looking to charge you money for what can be found for free.

Try searching for these terms instead:

remote work
remote contractor
freelance jobs
independant contractor
virtual employee
virtual company
virtual office
working virtually
home workers
home-based employee
home-based employment
home-based jobs

Many more similar searches can be used. This list was formulated by using the tools found in AdWords.

Friday, November 21, 2008


West at Home is probably the most reputable work at home company. They provide outsourced customer service to many large companies and keep these jobs in North America.

It provides full-time hours and benefits and allows you to work at home when convenient. Training is paid. It is a great company to work for if you are a stay at home mom or dad.

From the West website:

West At Home offers schedules based on either per minute rate, per call OR guaranteed hourly rate. If total earnings (whether via per minute, per call or guaranteed hourly rate) are less than minimum wage, employee compensation will be trued up to meet their local minimum wage requirements (our employees will always earn the greater of the two pay scales). West At Home employees are paid on a biweekly basis and Direct Deposit and/or Pay Card options are available immediately!
Apply at West at Home

Do your research.

Take some time to research any company you are thinking of working for.

Check for complaints with the Better Business Bureau at

Use your search engine to find information and complaints posted about the company you are thinking of joining. Search for the company name + scam or problem. People love to vent about problems they're having so learn from others experiences.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The latest from kgb

Thomas Falconer here again, director of social media and online communities at kgb. I'm thinking it is well past time for an update on what we've been doing here at kgb. The launch of our kgbkgb 2-way text service is progressing quickly, so here goes:

We're very close to launching our portal to recruit work at home Special Agents. We're tweaking our application and assessment tools, and should be ready to open the door early in December. We'll be recruiting a charter group of 50 agents to push through the process as we launch the beta kgb service in several very small markets. We'll be in touch as soon as that process begins.

I think you'll find the kgb tools easy to use, easy to understand, and easy to get through. Of course, and as always, we welcome and encourage your feedback and suggestions.

In the meantime, if there's anything you'd like me to cover in the blog please do let me know. I'd love for us to meet here more often, talk about issues affecting the work at home community, about technology, texting, being guides, anything. So fire away.

I'll be in touch again soon, and certainly as soon as I know more details about the Special Agents portal launch.


thomas falconer

director, social media and online communities


Taken from

Trivia Buff?

Do you like trivia and/or finding new information on the web?

There are sites that will pay you for answering questions.

The best known ones are: - Some say they make close to $200 per week from this site although they are currently not hiring general guides (as they're called) and some are doubtful that the site will last much longer. - Similar to the previous company. I don't have any stats on how much they pay other than a minimum of $20 is needed to cash out. - This site is coming soon and appears to be backed by a fairly well know bricks and mortar company. The site is planning on launching in December with about 50 people answering questions initially.

Do you know of any other similar sites?

Monday, November 17, 2008

Make a passive income

Do you have content on the internet?

This can include a personal website or blog that you have.

If you do then it is possible to add links or ads to your site to give you some income on material you've already completed.

Google, Yahoo, MSN, Bidvertiser, and others all provide revenue sharing for the ads that they place on sites. This includes money for the people that browse the ads as well as those that click on the ads.

It is an easy way to make some money with what you already have.

You will not make a lot initially but it is a way to make $100+ a year. The best part is that these tell you how to optimize the ads and placement to make you, and them, the most money.

How to avoid scams

Watch out for scams -- never pay for a job!

This is the most important advice for those looking for a job. Legitimate jobs don't require you to pay the employer.

You may be required to show certifications or various qualifications for which you may have to pay a fee to a 3rd party, but any employer should not require you to pay them.

Two examples of what you may have to pay for:

Testing to prove typing speed.

A basic security check before dealing with the employers customers when working at home.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Work from home, can it be done?

Working from home is possible. Many companies allow their employees the flexibility of working from home. JetBlue for example has the majority of agents working from home.

It is more difficult to find a job that will allow you to work from home if you are new to that company.

What type of companies allow you to work from home?

Transcription Sites
Online Tutoring
Article and Story Writing
Telephone Operators

Very few have guaranteed weekly pay rates. Many will be discussed soon with real work at home job leads.

Assemble at home opportunities

I haven't heard of any home assembly jobs that are legitimate. Sites that warn about scams are full of warnings about these types of ads. 

I'm not saying there are none out there, I just haven't heard about them. 

Typically, you pay a fee for materials or get the first batch for free. Your first jobs will be accepted to show that it is possible to succed at home with these jobs. 

Then you pay for more materials and your following work is rejected as not being done correctly. They will try to sell you new materials and the cycle will continue.