Total money pocketed: A lot. Something like 466, but I'm not sure about my math. It could also be more like 650 too.... Do I subtract things I paid for? Do I count money I saved?
Did I pay taxes on any of it? No.
Will I come to regret that? I dont think so but....we will see.
First, I'm going to list the blog review stuff.
I think that if I was to do reviews every week, it might get to be at the $600 limit (when you have to pay taxes, because it would be a "buisness" But since I havent done one since September, that was a "help".
OnListia Ive earned 79456 credits, or about $80... however Ive spent 38433 credits on auctions Ive won and bought some perks too that costed me some. I have $40 in credits saved up now.
I started in January 2, 2014, and actually havent been on since July 2 but it was a great way to bet some crafty things for free (since you earn credits and all) and I might go back soon. Problem is, you sent sell online tips anymore so I'd have to gt my act together and come up with something else to sell. (Aka, since when is the postage this high???)
The searches that I keep my eye on are:
Fabric yards (not quarters, please!!!)
Table cloths and curtains and bed linens (more fabric to play with!)
Yarn Bundles(who would turn down five spools of yarn for $5?)
Usually I would set the starting bid at 50 or 75 cents (so I would earn at least something to cover the listing fee) but joy came when some one ordered with "Get It Now" and Id get $2 or $3 instead of 80 cents :)
I had 87 of 96 auctions end with a winner.
The problem is that you can never actually cash out and even if you *really really really* want an item, there is a chance you wont win it. Or the auction would close at 9 on Sunday morning and you would be stuck in church while someone else won.
That and you cant set yourself to "Vacation" (as you can see I was away at camp the week of June 15) or a auction to repeat itself.
So anyway, I made only about $5 a month and when they changed it to 1000 points for only $5 I split.
But a free $30 was better than nothing :)
The image is pretty bad quality, but I dont know what to do about it......
Edit. This is as good as its gonna get.
Ive also spent $5.5 working with a lady from Malaysia to get a second sidebar on this blog, see here. $5.50 for 6 hours of work isnt too bad on the wallet and Ive really wanted a second sidebar but was getting really stressed because I was in over my head. (But hey, expenses for the blogs sake are supposed to be noted, so this is it)
Basically, you earn 15 a day, sometime 30 if there is a weekend special, and maybe 1 to 3 extras for searching some things they say you should in your notifications.
About $5 a month.
The lame part is that they had this awesome rewards program where you get $5 if someone signs up with your links, up to $500 and then they keep lowering it. It was something like 2.50 for 20 people for a while and now its $1 for up to 5 people if they qualify. So the referral program (well, I never had any referrals) is going downhill fast.
PS. The referral links are ugly too. http://www.bing.com/explore/rewards?PUBL=REFERAFRIEND&CREA=RAW&rrid=_d66793a6-9f75-5a2a-b0ec-02b7085d30e6
I earned $125 and then left in August 2014 because it was too time consuming.
See, you only were guaranteed to get like 3 cents a day and then maybe 5 or 10 more with codes that were on Facebook and sent out at random intervals: "Enter 'thisisstupid' by 9:00 Central" for 4 SwagBucks" Fortunately, I was able to sign up for email notifications, but still a waste of time to log in and enter codes like that.
What you also have to know is that I could cash out 475 Bing Rewards credits for 500 Swagbucks and 450 of those Swagbucks for a $5 Amazon Gift Card, which would take like 2 weeks to actually get a code for it, but was fun and sneaky. But when you see the Bing Codes and these, know that there is a bit of overlap. You could also use 500 SwagBucks for 500 Bing Credits, but you could only do that once.