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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.

When is the last time you checked the Q&A page?

Some new questions and answers have been added, with more to come in a few days. You will either find it useful, or it will bore you to tears.

Check it out here –> Q & A – Ask me (almost) anything! Updated regularly


It’s been a cruel, cruel summer. And also very bittersweet.

My Dad died one year ago today, just 4 and a half months after my mother passed away very unexpectedly.

I’ve been trying to figure out what is wrong with me lately. My poor, long-suffering husband does that every single day of his life. “Welcome to my world,” he said to our son a few weeks ago.

My son was getting exasperated with me as he was setting up my brand new, super-duper-fast-awesome computer. I didn’t have answers for most of his questions, nor did I understand technological terms he was using. Stuff like “bandwidth” and “ports” and “routers.” Plus, my last backup was done on June 20th. (He checked!) NOT acceptable, according to him. I feel like a new person with this brand new, super-duper-fast, amewesome computer that doesn’t make me want to push it to the floor. Now if only I could shake this funk.

I do know that I I am going through an adjustment period. My “new job” after I had quit my “real job” back in 2011 had become taking care of others. I spent a lot of time taking care of my parents and their needs and babysitting grandchildren. And now my parents are gone, and my oldest 2 granddaughters have started preschool. So. I don’t look after other people the way I used to. So I sit at my super-duper-fast computer and work. A lot. I love it. I really do. But it feels weird. My time is my own now.

Like, I can go to places when I want to, not when my parents need something. A few weeks ago  I was in Walmart, and almost collapsed to the ground when I thought I saw my mother. For someone who had started moving so slowly, she sure could disappear in a flash. My daughter took her one day and called me desperately from her cell phone. “We are at Walmart and I’ve lost Gram!” “It’s okay sweetie, happens to me every time. Just walk back and forth until you find her. Sometimes she sits on the bench over by the pharmacy.”

Just when I thought I was nearly “cured” from my grief, my primary care physician died in a bicycling accident at the start of the summer. And then, Father’s Day was spent at the funeral of my husband’s brother when he passed away unexpectedly. Suddenly, I was back to bursting into tears again at a moment’s notice. I probably have what one politely refers to as “anxiety.”

I’ve been going to the neighborhood pool this summer. Many times, I have the whole place to myself, so I am free to get in the very center and float on my back and have “Deep Thoughts” like Jack Handey did on Saturday Night Live. I look up to the sky and say “Hi” to my parents. Earlier this year I went to Butterfly World in Florida. “This is what Heaven must be like,” I said to my daughter. I hope so.

butterflyI hate this time of year when summer is drawing to a close. It reminds me that winter is just around the corner. While many think of fall as a new beginning and with excitement, I always looked at it with dread. I don’t like cold weather and all of the extra clothes and having to wear real shoes. I love summer. I want (and wanted) it to be summer all the time. Especially when I was a kid. School was out during summer. And school to me was like having to work at a “real” job.

But I realize now, that I have officially come to the end of all the “firsts” since both of my parents deaths in 2015. The first holidays without them, their first birthdays and the first anniversary of their deaths. It didn’t feel like it initally, but I think that, yes, I WILL be okay.

My husband asked me the other day what is wrong. I said I have this awesome person inside, and she can’t come out because I feel overwhelmed. Exactly WHAT I am overwhelmed about, I’m not sure.

He walked over to the pantry and grabbed the tin foil. (He tells everyone when they come to the house that they are welcome to anything we have. EXCEPT the non-stick foil. This is simply not true! It is used for cooking only. NOT to grasp and yank off a 12-foot sheet to wrap some leftovers that no one will eat. Then it sits in the refrigerator until it turns green and unrecognizable.) Anyway, I sat at my desk and watched him carefully, as he tore off a sheet and covered a pan he was about to use to heat some frozen shrimp in the oven. I sighed with relief. “I thought you were about to make me a tin-foil hat.” “No, I think the voices would get through it anyway,” he said.tin-foil-hat

Some days I feel as I am going deaf and contemplate getting a hearing test. Other days I’m jumping out of my skin thinking someone is next to me, or that I hear sounds coming from an unknown direction. “Did you say something?” I ask my husband. And he says, “That wasn’t me Kim. And please note that we are the only two here.”

I’ve been doing some cleaning and organizing around the house this this summer. I am getting a lot of things done that had been pushed to the side for various reasons. Cleaning my car became a two-day project because of my bad back and a blistering heatwave. “You can tell the paramedics that I took an aspirin shortly before 4 pm,” I breathlessly told my husband, as I collapsed from heat exhaustion and back spasms into the recliner. “From now on,” he said, “I want you to do this:  When you get up every day hit 9 on your cellphone, then after lunch, hit 1…”

I‘ve also spent part of the summer catching up on some shows I’ve always wanted to watch. It’s such an escape for me. I became obsessed with Call The Midwife. The series starts in 1957 in London, around the time my parents met in England. I also watched the entire series of Mad Men. This was super entertaining to me, as it was set in the 1960’s, so it reminded me of my childhood. My husband says I want to live in the past. True. I’ve always wanted to live in Mayberry. But they didn’t have super-duper-fast computers. I’d be lost without mine. Andy would tell me to quit wallerin’ now, and head back to MomsOffice.


“Cruel Summer” by Bananarama
Listen to it here

Hot summer streets
And the pavements are burning
I sit around
Trying to smile
But the air is so heavy and dry
Strange voices are saying
What did they say?
Things I can’t understand
It’s too close for comfort
This heat has got right out of hand
It’s a cruel, cruel summer
Leaving me here on my own
It’s a cruel, cruel summer
Now you’re gone








Urgent announcement – ClixSense has been hacked

Please be advised that ClixSense has been hacked and is redirecting to a porn site. Whew — at first I thought my brand new, super-duper-fast-computer had a nasty virus or something. I will update when the site has an all clear. Sorry to those participating in the ClixSense Contests through MomsOffice.