Category Archives: MyPoints

A quick fix to adjust your auto-play settings, because Google Chrome started blocking auto-play videos in January 2018

I’m back! Yes, I’ve not been updating my site quite as frequently in the past few months.

I’ve tried to stay on top of the To Do List, the MyPoints video list, and the Swagbucks video list. But, I’ve gone through a couple of ugly viruses (health-wise, not computer related) that I don’t want to talk about; and just some other things that came up and took my time away. I am trying to catch up, and will be tending to unanswered questions and requests that I’ve received, (hopefully) very soon.

However, — let’s talk about how the Google Chrome update in January 2018 started blocking auto-play videos.

I’m not even going to pretend to try and understand these changes. But to put it simply, and from what I understand, from now on, Chrome will be blocking videos from auto-playing, blah, blah, blah. And so on, and so forth, and what have you.

They said: “Starting in Chrome 64, autoplay will be allowed when either the media won’t play sound, or the user has indicated an interest in the media. This will allow autoplay to occur when users want media to play, and respect users’ wishes when they don’t.”

Well, anyway…I ran across this very helpful little gem. I did the tweak and now my videos are running much smoother! Since videos with ads and (sometimes) sound are our bread and butter… Well, this is a very helpful find!

This tiny improvement will help with Discovery Media and VideoLoyalty found on several sites: EarnHoney, ClixSense (don’t forget you can earn an additional 16% EVERY SINGLE DAY by completing the checklist!) Earnably, instaGC, QuickRewards, Grindabuck, PrizeRebel and GrabPoints.

The instructions for adjusting your auto-play settings in Google Chrome are very clear and helpful. Thanks to Do Good Media (a.k.a. EarnHoney)! 🙂 Go to this page  and scroll down to: 

Quick Summary:

1. Change your preferences to turn on autoplay: chrome://flags/#autoplay-policy

On the dropdown, click on “no use gesture is required.”

Click on “Relaunch”, and viola, you are done!

Well — I think you are done.

I didn’t understand the part where it said “Increase your Media Engagement Index (MEI) for all BuzzTV sites, EarnHoney, and any DiscoveryMedia sites.” I think this is done automatically, when you watch videos like crazy. And yes, this is the time of year when earnings are VERY dried up. It’s not your imagination!

Therefore, I have spent a LOT more time doing mTurk. I’ll make a blog post on Amazon Mechanical Turk some day. If you’ve not yet signed up, do so! They have some VERY easy hits (a hit is a Human Intelligence Task) that require very little effort. The earnings add up VERY quickly!

One last thing. I always play the videos with sound on. When you have several windows running, it can get loud and garbled, so I turn the sound level to 1 or 2. Of course, when a video catches my interest, I mute the other windows for a bit and turn up the sound. You can search for extensions to make this an easy and less laborious process. Muting your videos may impact the amount of ads you receive, making it tougher to earn.

Cheers & peace out everyone!

Making money while you sleep – A “To Do” List for when you go ni-night

You want passive? I’ve GOT Passive! Stuff you can click on, set it and forget it, and then go ni-night. Or go out for the day, or just sit on your @$$ and stare into space.

I use the Vivaldi Browser for all of these passive activities. It seems to run smoother, and it prevents all of those annoying pop-ups that some of the videos have.
In the morning, or at lease once a day, I use the free version of cCleaner, and then restart my computer. Yes, you will have to log back into all of the sites, but it really cleans up your computer and the memory, so it is not bogged down from all the crap you’ve been running. Then, I open all of these passive gems again so they run for the day, while I work on other things, like my To Do List, eBay, mTurk, or just plop my butt on the couch and watch TV. (hours upon hours of Big Brother live feeds…)

Please note, that depending on your computers speed and memory, you may not be able to open everything I have here. I can because I have a super-duper-fast- desktop PC. Also an older laptop, and older desktop, an android phone and 4 Fire Kindles. The Kindles I got dirt cheap on eBay, because they have cracked screens. I did not care about the cosmetics, I just needed them so I could run PerkTV all day and night.They have already paid for themselves with Walmart gift cards. Of course, I place my FREE Walmart orders thru Swagbucks, so I earn SB back on the $$ I “spent” but not REALLY spent, because I earned the FREE Walmart gift cards! It’s a beautiful little circle. And then, my phone runs the Swagbucks apps if I’m not yakking on it.

True, all of these things listed below are not COMPLETELY passive, you do have to check on things here and there, to make sure they are still going, but it is VERY surprising how quickly these all together add up! Watch your earnings soar, even if you don’t want to sit in front of a computer clicking all day and night! You can easily make enough to pay for Christmas. All of it. Even the food and booze and stuff.

Important note! Some of these links will not work for everyone. Sometimes a site will disable certain video features for a while, especially if you are using multiple sites. This is usually because of the 3rd party verification service they are using, not the site itself. Basically, you will be temporarily blocked for a while. But changing your IP address usually will clear that up. Sometimes not. You can also just back off on some of the videos for a while. Just don’t change your IP too often, as it may flag your account. However, I have found that since I switched to the Vivaldi Brower, I’m having less issues with videos not being available to me. Could be a fluke, or… it could not be.

Pick ‘n choose from the easy stuff posted below, or try to do as many as you can. 

Remember — NO AD BLOCKS, or these beautifully passive links to FREE money and gift cards will not credit properly. Also, make sure you are logged in to the individual accounts.

Swagbucks <– Sign up or log in

 

EarnHoney <– Sign up or log in

ClixSense <– Sign up or log in

Earnably <– Sign up or log in

CashCrate <– Sign up or log in

Grindabuck <– Sign up or log in 

instaGC <– Sign up or log in

MyPoints <– Sign up or log in

QuickRewards <– Sign up or log in

PrizeRebel <– Sign up or log in

InboxDollars <– Sign up or log in

Grab Points <– Sign up or log in

KoinMe <– Sign up or log in

ClickPerks <– Sign up or log in

iRazoo: Invite code: MXPYLY Sign up or log in

PerkTV <– Sign up or log in

** If this link is not working, you will need to download the SwagButton, and click on the “Watch” tab.

*** You can only run one VideoLab per household. The one at EarnHoney is the highest paying one you will find at 1.5 cents. Use the Vivaldi browser! Ever since I’ve started using this browser, I’ve not gotten the message telling me I am done for the day. Instagc is the 2nd highest at 1.4 cents.

**** You can only run one MinuteStaff AutoSurf per household. The one at instagc is the highest paying one you will find.

iRazoo is offering DOUBLE Points on the Adscend Offer Wall. This means 1.7 cents for Every 3 EngageMe.TV videos!

I love this little site I stumbled across a few months ago. It’s a good fill-in site, and sometimes they have some great promotions going on. Like they do NOW.

Earn DOUBLE Points starting NOW and running until Sunday, May 21 ending at 12:00PM EDT, at iRazoo, on the Adscend Offer Wall.

6 points = $0.01, so the EngageMe.TV videos will be worth 1.66 cents for every 3 watched. Forget Swagbucks at 1/2 cent for 6 videos!! (I’m mad again at SB right now…)

And to boot, iRazoo seems to have an unlimited supply of the hyprMX Videos today. You can earn up to 22 iRazoo Points. Today they are all crediting at 10 points, so that too is the equivalent of 1.6 cents, when SB is paying only 1 cent for the same. Check out all of their videos here.

If you are not yet a member of iRazoo, and want take advantage of this promotion, sign up here now, using Invite Code MXPYLY

In addition, iRazoo has easily meetable Daily Goals:

Daily Goals start at 12:00am each day (US Eastern Time). Monthly Goals start and end with each calendar month. Only points earned through partner networks count towards your daily goals. Promotional points do not count (points earned for promo codes, profile questions, email verification, profile updates, search wins, and referring friends).

  • Daily Goal 1 – Earn 25 Points in One Day POINTS
  • Daily Goal 2 – Earn 300 Points in One Day 25 POINTS
  • Daily Goal 3 – Earn 800 Points in One Day 50 POINTS
  • Complete All Daily Goals 7 Times in One Month Goals Do Not Have to be Consecutive 150 POINTS
  • Complete All Daily Goals 14 Times in One Month Goals Do Not Have to be Consecutive 300 POINTS
  • Complete All Daily Goals 21 Times in One Month Goals Do Not Have to be Consecutive 600 POINTS
  • Complete All Daily Goals 28 Times in One Month Goals Do Not Have to be Consecutive 1200 POINTS

If you are not yet a member of iRazoo, and want to take advantage of this promotion, sign up here now, using Invite Code MXPYLY

They accept members from the USA, UK, and Canada. They also accept members from other countries, but your earnings will be more limited. 🙁

Points are earned through completing offers, like watching videos, completing surveys, doing searches, and playing games. Members can also earn points through daily promo codes released on their social media feeds, through the daily bonus for logging in, and from weekly newsletter promo code. 

So, I know I will be spending quite a bit of time on iRazoo this weekend. This EngageMe.TV promo is too good to pass up!

P.S.  On a unrelated subject, please forgive me if I have not been as active on the site these days. I finally know now what the heck is wrong with me, and why I had to quit working at at “real job.” I have fibromyalgia. Some days I just feel lazy. Or I hurt. But I still do my best to keep up with the Video Playlists for MyPoints and Swagbucks, and my Daily To Do List. It’s just good to know that I have proof now to show my family that I am indeed “not crazy” or nothaving “one of her breakdowns.” It’s just me. My nerves are extra sensitive, and I am delicate, like a desert rose or a sneauflayke.

MyPoints video playlists – each LESS than 6 minutes for every 2 points! Pays better than Swagbucks playlists!

I gave in. I’ll admit I was kinda pissed off when MyPoints changed their videos from watching single videos, (which I could fly through in no time) to video playlists. Why, I don’t know, because one can NOW earn up to 500 points per day, when previously it was capped at 75. Yes. I’m one of “those” that gets all out of sorts when there is a bit of change to my routine. Another valuable thing I like is that the points now credit immediately. You no longer have to wait and wait and……

And here is a little hint: I did the math, and if you redeem for gift cards such as Target or Walmart, the $10 ones are the best value for your points! If you do PayPal, the $25 or $50 payout is your best option. AND THEY NO LONGER CHARGE ADDITIONAL POINTS TO DO PAYPAL! Yay! I keekoala-ckp cashing for gift cards out as soon as I have enough points, because I am using these for Christmas shopping.

Also, these videos pay just a bit more than SB. Each SB is equivalent to 1 cent, each 2 points at MyPoints is worth about 1.25 cent. So it’s a good alternative to Swagbucks if you are looking for one. They pay 5 points ( a bit more than 3 cents) for a survey disqualification, unlike SB which pays 1 SB (1 cent). Actually, run both MyPoints and Swagbucks video playlists at the same time! Just watch them on different browsers so they don’t interfere. Otherwise you will get the, “Slow down! You may be watching videos too fast!” message.

So — if you are into the Swagbucks video playlists, this is nearly identical. The same playlist that pays 1 SB will pay 2 points here, and so on. It really is TOO easy to not do, and the play-lists will auto-play once you’ve clicked on the first one — so long as you do not have any sort of ad blocker on. I got tired of searching for the “good” video play-lists, so here is my list of links, and I’m sharing it with you! Enjoy!  🙂

Sign up for MyPoints here!

Please note: Lately, the videos have been resetting after an hour or so. Yay! So, make sure to see if you can re-watch the shortest videos below again, before taking on the longer ones. 🙂 I make every effort to keep this updated on a daily basis. If it is not, I may be having a Fibro Flare, or just an attack of the lazies. lol  🙂

The Homelessness Problem – 13 min / 6 pts

Who’s Your Valentine? – 15 min / 6 pts

Olympic Politics – 15 min / 6 pts

Ways To Do Things – 17 min / 6 pts

Toddlers, Eh? – 17 min / 6 pts

It Went Viral – 14 min / 6 pts

Kylie Jenner In Focus – 16 min / 6 pts

Fix It In a Flash – 9 min / 4 pts

Extreme Sports – 9 min / 4 pts

Ed Sheeran News – 10 min / 4 pts

American Sports – 10 min / 4 pts

The Bane of Bannon – 10 min / 4 pts

Valentines Ideas – 11 min / 4 pts

This Is The News – 11 min / 4 pts

The News – 15 min / 6 pts

Honeymoons Forever – 5 min / 2 pts

Obama In The News – 5 min / 2 pts

That Trivia App! – 5 min / 2 pts

Soccer Is Amazing – 4 min / 2 pts

Date Online – 10 min / 4 pts

It’s Star Wars Day! – 10 min / 4 pts

Kylie’s Pregnancy – 11 min / 4 pts

 

If you make it through this list and want to do more, stick with:

  • 2 pts: 6 minutes
  • 4 pts: 12 minutes or less
  • 6 pts: 18 minutes or less

Also check out: Swagbucks video playlists that are 4 minutes or LESS per SB!

Hints, Tips, Tricks, Shortcuts, Hacks, Passive &/or Easy earnings for some of your favorite GPT sites!

jetskiWhatever this word is you like to use, below you will find an accelerated way of achieving your money-earning goal at some of the more common beer-money (or bill-paying money) sites. This will be updated periodically. Please add your own way of getting quick or easy rewards in the comments!

Updated:  October 5, 2016

 

Cash Crate:

  • Check under the “Videos & More” tab –> “SuperRewards.” Not every day, but several days a week you will find “SuperRewards Video.” Start this and let it play passively. Even though you will see a green “next” button, you do not need to to click it. The videos will auto-play and advance to the next. It says you can earn .15 cents, but I’ve earned much more. Keep refreshing until it runs out. Make sure you don’t have an ad-blocker on.
  • Of course, also do the green “Check In” button first on the home page, to get a quick 3 cents.

Any site that utilizes EngageMe.TV:  Passive videos! Just open and let play in a small window next to whatever else you are working on.  You will find it at these sites:

  • PrizeRebel:  Offer Walls –> Adscend  –  Pays .5 cents
  • Instagc:  –> AdWall  –  Pays .69 cents
  • Earnably:  Offer Walls –> AdWall  –  Pays .55 cents
  • EarnHoney:  Offers –> Adscend Media  –  Pays .75 cents
  • Grabpoints:  Complete offers –> Offer Walls –> AdWall –  Pays .5 cents (My referral code is DLB5BFC if you are so inclined)
  • PerkTV:  Under “Offers” from the home page. Pays 5 points. $ amount varies, depending on what you cash out for.
  • ClixSense:  Offers –> Adscend  –  Pays 1 cent + if you complete the Daily Checklist, you will earn an additional 7% for regular member or 16% as a Premium member!!

Any site that utilizes nCrave or Encrave videos:  More passive videos! Just look for the ones that you can auto-play, indicated by a swirling arrow in the bottom left of the thumbnail picture.  You will find it at these sites:

InboxDollars TV:

  • Not completely passive, but you can do this via desktop or their mobile app. I average about $1.50 a day. Every once in a while it asks you if you are still watching. As soon as you click “continue” it goes on earning. I’ve on a few occasions even earned over $2 in a day, if I stay on top of it. make sure your ad blocker is not on, or anything that can be perceived as an ad blocker.

I use a Chrome extension called “Better, Faster, Private Browsing.” It helps a lot!

  • Swagbucks doesn’t tell me I have an ad blocker installed, and the videos play better and quicker, without so much lag and drag.
  • Please note, EarnHoney videos will not work with this extension installed.

I use a Chrome extension called “SpecificTIME.”

  • This is awesome so you don’t forget things! Use this for ANY webpage you want to open periodically. For example, I use it to automatically open the Swagbucks Blog page once an hour to see if I have won the hourly 1000 SB. (No, I’ve not won yet.) And while I’m there, I do a search or two, to hopefully win some more SB.
  • Use your imagination on what you could use this extension for. But be careful! If you use it to open certain videos that you know will play automatically. <cough-cough> it could potentially be considered a bot. So proceed with caution.
  • I sometimes use this extension to remember to check AdBistro on EarnHoney. This only is available intermittently throughout the day. Once I see they are posted, and keep doing it until they run out.
  • Use this to remind you to do searches on any site that pays you. Such as Swagbucks, InboxDollars, SendEarnings, etc.

Swagbucks:

  • Check the “Discover All Offers” section a lot! But sort it by SB Min-Max. You will often find things that are quick and easy to do. Such as Delicious Food Instagram Pics. This is a very quick slide show that you can click-click-click right through, without waiting for the next page to load. Sometimes there are some quick videos.
  • Check out my Quick Playlists. There are no more than 4.5 minutes each. You can let them auto-play, or click on the next one once you see the check-mark to get through them faster. Run this in a small window next to whatever else you are working on. It will go pretty fast. If you find the last video is missing, hit Ctrl-0 to bring the screen to 100%.
  • Toolbar TV on the Swagbutton is now PASSIVE! This makes up for lots of things they have done in recent months to piss me off. And to think I was contemplating breaking up with Swagbucks…

QuickRewards:

  • You are missing out on some good video money if you aren’t taking advantage of their Daily Clicks. While this is not passive, it is MUCH better paying than many of the other GPT sites, paying between .5 cents to 2 cents per video — not a group of videos. You must wait for the video to show completed before going on to the next. So, what I do is I’ve installed Auto Refresh so I can go on about my business while I wait for it to credit. Some of their videos will work with the Better, Faster, Private Browsing extension installed (such as Refugee and Cadaliac) and others won’t (such as Buzzworthy 1 cent videos).

EarnHoney: 

  • Just join the site! You are missing out on at least $5 a day if you don’t by just playing PASSIVE VIDEOS!
  • The trick is, getting it to work correctly. Make sure you have no ad blockers, or anything that can be perceived as an ad blocker. Try several different browsers until you find one that works. On my desktop it only works in the Edge browser, and on my laptop it only works in Chrome. Again…no ad blockers. And it will NOT work with the Better, Faster, Private Browsing extension enabled!
  • Check for AdBistro throughout the day. Keep refreshing until they are all gone. This is an easy 1.5 HD for each one you do, back to back to back.
  • Check for the the surveys. EVERY one! It is not like other sites that will have you spend 15 minutes and then tell you you are not qualified. Then you will receive 1 HD just for trying, as long as you’ve not exhausted your compensation. Your compensations refill each day, or with each successful survey. Earn an additional 50% of the survey by watching 10 videos daily. You have to watch the videos before taking the surveys to receive the bonus.
  • Survey Badges: Earn badges which will qualify you for even more lucrative surveys. You will receive 5 HD$ immediately for each badge that you complete.
  • Every time you cash out, press the blue button that says “Post to Facebook.” Then you receive an additional 5%. I love, love, LOVE this site! Sign up here!

AutoSurf automatically rotate advertised websites in your web browser. Just open these in a small window and let it run all day. You get paid very small amounts for letting it run. But you do nothing. It is completely passive. Sites that have AutoSurf:

Instagc:  They have passive auto-play videos. Run these every day, all day! Refresh and do again when they run out.

PerkTV:  Passive auto play videos you can run simultaneously on up to 5 devices! Desktop, mobile or tablet (including Kindle)!

mTurk:  To earn a great deal of money at mTurk, you are going to want to install some scripts. Search the internet for tons of tips and forums for Amazon Mechanical Turk. However, I will tell you what I use. Since I use Chrome, I’ve installed TamperMonkey. Once that was installed I found a lot of scripts at GreasyFork. My most used ones are TurkMaster (this will auto-capture your favorite hits so you don’t have to search for them) and Que Order Fix (puts your hits in the order they will expire). I will let you do your own research, but my earnings more than doubled once I installed these scripts.

Qmee:

  • Search and shop online as usual with Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Bing, eBay and your other favorite sites. You don’t need to do anything different – just sit back, relax, search and shop online, and get cash rewards. I always forget about it until I earn something. I wrote about it here.

Sign up for 1Q

  • It is just like it sounds. Answer 1 question by text and immediately have $0.25 deposited into your PayPal account! I just discovered this recently and I love it so far!! No spam from them!

Apps: These are MEANT to be passive. And they are somewhat passive when they aren’t being a PITA.

  • MyPoints has an app called MyPoints TV. If it doesn’t act buggy or freeze, this is good for another 10 – 15 somewhat passive points.
  • Swagbucks apps. Read all about them at this earlier post, “If You Aren’t Taking Advantage Of All 7 Apps That Will Earn You 60+ Swagbucks Per Day – You Are Really Missing Out! Or, ARE You?”
  • Inboxdollars use this to watch the TV videos. Not completely passive. It asks you every now and then if your are “still watching.”    Forget it. No longer working.  🙁
  • Earnhoney app. This is still in beta testing, so they ask that you be patient. I have earned from it, but yes, it can be a bit buggy at times.maxine

More tips and passive earnings will be added as I discover them. I know I am missing lots of things, but I am only one person and there are only so many hours I can zone out in front of the computer in a day. Post your favorite tips in the comments below!  🙂

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