Sometimes as a freelancer (or even if you’re not) every little bit of extra money helps. One way you can earn a few extra pennies is by searching the web.
Qmee is a platform that rewards you for searching the web via Google. You add a widget to your toolbar and then conduct your normal activity on the web. I should say that this definitely isnt a get rich quick scheme or anything of the like. You generally earn a few pence for certain terms that you search for. You dont earn money on every search so it does take time to build up a decent amount.
How it works
Say for instance, I wanted to look for some bedding and I typed ‘debenhams’ into the search bar. A pop up may then appear on the left hand side of the screen with a cash reward attached. If I clicked on a link appearing it that pop up, I would receive the cash amount stated and it would appear in my account.
You can also earn rewards on ebay searches, amazon and bing too.
As I said, paid results don’t always appear for every term you search so its best to just do your normal web use rather than to try and rack up rewards by searching for every term you can think of.
How are you paid?
You can cash out via Paypal and it normally appears straight away.
Does it cost to join?
No, its completely free to sign up
Is it worth it?
To give you an idea of what you can earn, I signed up in September 2014 and cashed out around £5.50 in January 2015. As you can see, you’re not going to get rich but I do think its worth signing up as you don’t have to do anything and it hasnt slowed down my computer or browser. Once you’ve added the widget, you just use your browser as normal.
If you want to sign up, you can do so here