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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.

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.

Swagbucks video playlists that are 4 videos or LESS per SB!

I used to do a running post similar to this one, then Swagbucks made it too hard. They took all the good and profitable playlists away. Well now they are back! At least temporarily. They have a March Madness promotion going on and have doubled the SB’s on some of the playlists. Yay!  🙂

I have already updated my other playlist — (and it has been HARD because they have been changing it up like crazy lately!) — but a BUNCH of them are LESS than 4 minutes per SB! It hasn’t been like that in a LONG TIME. So let’s enjoy it while we can, shall we?

I know some of you prefer the shortest playlists, so that you can click-click-click through them as they credit. So, since they have this really good promotion going let’s pile on the SB’s! I will keep this list going as long as it is feasible and as long as Swagbucks cooperates.  🙂

Please note:  Some of the videos may overlap of you are doing both of my Swagbucks Playlists. Meaning, some will show as already having been watched.

Again, these are fewest videos per SB. If you want fewest MINUTES per SB, click here.

Celeb Beach Bods – 6 Videos/2 SB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!