I’ve been an avid Ebates user for five years and done well with it. To be honest, I didn’t buy into the idea at first. I’m sure you’re a little hesitant too. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be on my blog right now looking for an Ebates review.
When I was an innocent high schooler, I had no idea what affiliate marketing was, but now it makes perfect sense. Let’s clear the air. There is no “Ebates Scam.” I’m going to tell you why the system works, how it works, and why you should be using it…every day. When you’re ready, search for a store and click on the store link. This establishes a ‘tracking code’. Once you visit the online store from Ebates, you have 30 days to purchase what you want.
Example: Wal-Mart gives Ebates 2% of every referred sale. If Ebates sends a customer to Wal-Mart, and the customer buys a $500 computer, Ebates makes $10 on the sale. Wal-Mart is paying Ebates to advertise. Ebates takes that $10 (the money Wal-Mart paid them) and gives you half ($5). This results in a 1% cash back rate.
It’s a sweet deal! Online stores (e.g. Wal-Mart, Target, BestBuy, etc.) win because they get the sale. Ebates wins because they get a commission. You win (as an Ebates user) because you get extra cash for doing next to nothing. I’ve done well in the last five years. Most of my accrued cash back came from buying web hosting accounts ($30 cash back from each) and other large purchases for my house (i.e. Apple stuff, desk, etc.)
Send Earnings Review
SendEarnings works differently than other survey sites in that instead of “points,” they reward you with cash. Psychologically speaking, it might discourage you to see $0.50 earning per survey instead of 50 points. They’re exactly the same value, but human minds work in strange ways.
Good thing about SendEarnings is that you get $5 just for signing up. You also complete a list of tasks for $0.50. So within 10 minutes of signing up, you already earn more than $5.50. Not a bad deal for a few seconds of clicking.
There are several ways you can earn cash on SendEarnings. Some ways give you a better ROI than others, but they’re all worth exploring so you can strategize better.
Ah, the dreaded surveys. They’re great if you qualify for them, but the path to qualification is rife with frustration. One good thing that SendEarnings has is that their pre-survey questions are short. You can have many surveys “available,” but not qualify for any one of them. Games are not the most cost-effective way to earn cash on SendEarnings. You have to join GSN games to earn cash back rewards, so it’s not just a matter of getting rewarded for simply playing.