My Money Making Routine

If you are wondering how I making money doing what I do, this page will describe what services and devices I use plus links to blog posts with tips!

Disclaimer: I have no job because very few people want to hire an autistic teen who has weight, sight, sleep, and knee issues. So I'm here doing this all day and most likely make more than an average person would doing this. Your results may very.


Changelog

Here I'll mention what updates I made to this page.

If you are wondering what the "version number" for each update means... 1st number is for major updates (major page structure changes), the second is for other big changes (new tips, websites, devices), and the third is mostly for very minor things like spelling.

  • v4.4: May 13th, 2017:
    • Apps/Sites
      • Rename YooLotto to YooLotto/YooRewards to reflect the beta app.
      • Add Robinhood
      • Move Rabadaba to former as they are "pet-only" now and removed cashouts except Pet Store Gift Cards.
  • v4.3: May 3rd, 2017:
    • Devices
      • 2 of the Optimus Zone 3 devices broke, replaced with 2 ZTE Citrine(s)
      • Changed Primary/Secondary apps on some devices
    • Apps/Sites
      • Add new Link Shortners/Ad Monetization category and move Shorte.st there, add CoinURL as new one.
      • Change Tasks to Tasks/Surveys and move Google Opinion Rewards there
    • Earnings
      • Moved All-Time Earnings Archive under a collapsible header like I did with old Changelogs
  • v4.2: April 14th, 2017:
    • Earnings
      • Divided the Spreadsheet into the same categories as the app section of this page
      • Added Purse.io Refunds item (essentially I put what I paid for the item on Purse in my hidden Expenses tab and what I got back in this row to make sure the sheet shows the right amount)
    • Added Purse.io to Tips
  • v4.1: April 7th, 2017
    • Apps/Sites
      • Add MTurk in new Tasks section
      • Split Fronto and S'more from Others to new Lockscreen section.
  • v4.0.1: April 6th, 2017
    • Put past changelogs under collapsable headers to make the page not as long
  • v4: April 5th, 2017
    • Split Sections by a horizontal line for better division.
    • Earnings
      • Now tracked every month via a Google Sheet and divided by year
      • Former All-time Earnings section will no longer be updated and instead I'll combine all-time earnings at the end of each year using the data from the sheet.
    • Apps/Sites:
      • Add KoinMe, Cake, GoP2Win, and many more.
      • Add new Variety section for all-in-one sites (like Swagbucks) instead of lumping them under Videos.
      • Add section for Bitcoin Faucets.
      • Each section now has a description.
      • Swap some apps between Former and Current
      • Split Lockscreen apps into separate items
    • Devices
      • Re-add the 4th Optimus Zone 3 back into use as I got the battery replaced.
      • Downgraded HP Stream back to Windows 8 for better stability.
      • Main computer now running Chrome OS
    • Tips
      • Added tip about cooling devices because of the OZ3 battery issue
      • Add Tip about replacing Windows on old PCs

Previous Changes

 v3

 v2

 v1


My Devices

So far I use 9 dedicated mobile devices and 2 dedicated PCs plus occasionally my main phone, Android TV, and 2 PCs for money making.

Primary App is the app I run first (usually apps that require more interaction like AppTrailers or Swagbucks) while Secondary App(s) are ran after that's completed and are the more passive app requiring less interaction.

Mobile Devices

Main Devices

These run the occasional app but aren't running 24/7 like my dedicated devices.

  • Nextbit Robin
    • Lockscreen Apps and quick polling apps (like Opinion Rewards) only run on here
    • Some Bitcoin apps
    • Other apps run occasionally.
  • Xiaomi Mi Box Android TV
    • When not watching TV/YouTube/Twitch, I use this also.
    • Primary App: InstaGC Watch Playlist 1 and 2
    • Secondary App(s): EngageMe.tv through InstaGC

Current

  • (2) LG Optimus Zone 3
    • Primary App: YooLotto or Rewardable TV
    • Secondary App(s): Swagbucks Apps
  • (2) ZTE Citrine
    • Primary App: YooLotto
    • Secondary App(s): None
  • (1) Google Nexus 7 (2013 model)
    • Primary App: SwagBucks Apps
    • Secondary App(s): CheckPoints
  • (1) Google Nexus 7 (2012 model)
    • Primary App: Cake
    • Secondary App(s): Perk TV
  • (1) Moto E (2015)
    • Primary App: AppTrailers or Swagbucks Apps
    • Secondary App(s): OfferToro VideoLab Mobile through InstaGC
  • (1) iPhone 5S
    • Primary App: AppTrailers
    • Secondary App(s): CheckPoints
  • (1) BLU R1 HD
    • Primary App: AppLike
    • Secondary App(s): CheckPoints

Former

  • (1) BLU Energy X Plus
    • Sold to buy 3 of the 4 LG Zone 3
  • (2) LG Optimus Zone 3
    • Broke via Battery bloat and bootloops
    • Primary App: YooLotto or Rewardable TV
    • Secondary App(s): Swagbucks Apps

PCs

Main Devices

These run the occasional app but aren't running 24/7 like my dedicated devices.

  • Acer Aspire Z All-In-One (Windows 10)
    • Primary App: MTurk
    • Secondary App(s): Freebitcoin, Bitfun, Moonbitcoin, InstaGC AdBistro, etc.

Current

  • ASUS Chromebook Flip (Chrome OS)
    • This Chromebook is one of the few to also support Android apps! This means you can also use most of the mobile apps below in addition to websites.
    • Primary App: EarnHoney (BuzzTV or OfferToro VideoLab)
    • Secondary App(s): KoinMe
  • HP Stream 8 Tablet (Windows 8)
    • Primary App: Swagbucks ToolbarTV
    • Secondary App(s): None

Former

  • TOSHIBA C55t Laptop (Manjaro Linux: i3 Edition)
    • Came with Windows, Linux optional but runs better.
    • Primary App: InstaGC Watch
    • Secondary App(s): None

Accessories

  • UNITEK 10-port Charging Station (for organizing)
  • 6 ANKER PowerLine+ Short Micro USB Cables (Need to buy the other 4 still)
    • The cheaper PowerLine ones (instead of "PowerLine+") should work also but won't last as long due to the PowerLine+ version having a braided cable.
  • Google OnHub by ASUS
    • If you want to buy one, I recommend the newer version called Google Wifi instead. Slightly cheaper, better speeds, and you can combine multiple to increase house coverage.
  • Seagate Slim and a External HDD Enclosure
    • Two external hard drives used with Storj Share alongside some of my computer's internal storage
    • 90% of the capacity of the Seagate's 500 GB drive (rest is my backups)
    • 100% of the 250 GB drive I put in the enclosure

Tips

  • Reboot and clean devices regularly to keep everything running smoothly.
    • On a rooted Android, Power Schedule and SD Maid can help with this.
    • On Windows, look into making Task Scheduler Basic Tasks to do this.
    • Set a alarm/reminder to make sure you remember to re-enable all your apps after the auto reboot otherwise you aren't earning anything.
      • Also can set a reminder to reboot/clean any devices that it can't be done automatically.
  • Use VNC or TeamViewer Host so you can check on your devices while away from them.
  • When buying dedicated money devices, don't just go straight for the cheapest ones! Yes they maybe cheap but they might need replaced more often and you would have saved in the long run by spending a bit more.
    • Good Example here is the LG Lucky/Sunrise ($10) vs the Optimus Zone 3/Rebel LTE ($20). Both can run most apps fine but the first one has had many "bricking" issues for money makers.
      • Bricking is when a device becomes completely unusable (won't turn on or connect to internet) essentially making it a "brick" on your desk.
    • Don't spend too much though otherwise you'll lose money instead of make it. $30 should be the max usually (some exceptions include iOS devices which will cost more and the BLU R1 HD which is a really good device and worth the $50 with Amazon Prime, just don't buy too many of them)
  • Make sure to cool your devices!
    • I learned this the hard way, a few of my Optimus Zone 3 phones were starting to get battery bloat (which could lead to explosions so replace ASAP!)
    • I'm just using a standard Box Fan on the same table as the devices but that's probably overkill, try getting a smaller, more energy efficient fan if possible.
  • Use lightweight OSes instead of Windows
    • Old computers are great for beermoney but the Windows install on it could make it slow or unstable (aka reduced earnings).
    • Install CloudReady by Neverware (which is basically Chrome OS for non-Chromebooks), Phoenix or Remix OS (Desktop versions of Android), or a normal Linux distro (Ubuntu, Arch, etc.) as they will likely be faster and more stable

Purse.io

A lot of the beermoney sites only offer Amazon but what do you do with that GC balance (especially if the item you want isn't on Amazon)? Usually you could trade the code before you redeem (subreddits like /r/GCX are good for this) but what if you already redeemed it or just don't want to do an exchange via Reddit?

Purse.io is a cool site where you can either buy things on Amazon with Bitcoin for a discount or fulfill those Bitcoin orders by buying the item for them with your Amazon GC Balance you otherwise wouldn't be using.

It works similarly to those trades I mentioned above, you agree to give up a small percentage of what you spend because you really need the cash instead of GC. So if the person you are buying for asked for a 20% discount on a $50 item, you would pay the $50 to buy the item for them while they give you $40. Even though you do lose some money... if you really needed it, it's still worth it.


Apps and Sites

If they are linked or include a code, it's my referral link! Plus, they are shortened with Shorte.st which shows an ad redirect. So if they don't have a link or you don't want to use my referrals/paid links, just search for them with your favorite search engine instead.

Current

Variety

These sites/apps have basically anything that could be done in one place. Videos, OfferWalls, Surveys, Search, Downloads, etc. These usually pay big cause the vast amount of stuff you can do.

Videos

These sites/apps only (or at least 95% of the stuff they offer) are videos. Not the fastest earners but if you are a busy person, most of these run with 24/7 with very little intervention!

  • KoinMe (Web)
    • Super stable and fast
    • Caps at about $1-3 a day
  • Checkpoints (Apps) [Use Code: bgiesing for referral]
    • Tap "Play All" under videos.
    • Check into to nearby businesses.
  • YooLotto/YooRewards (Apps) [Use Code: F9OUTA for referral]
    • Run "Watch & Earn" 24/7
    • Most stable phone app and allows Unlimted devices
  • GoP2Win (Web)
    • Run by a fellow "beermoney" user
    • Basically a website that only has EngageMe.tv.
  • Rewardable TV (Apps) [Use Code: BGIESING for Referral]
    • Watch the any of the playlists 24/7
      • Top Trending GIF or Streaming Sketches are my usual ones.
  • Earn.gg (Web)
    • Basically a website that only has EngageMe.tv and instant cashouts.
    • Pays in Bitcoin, PayPal, and some gaming services for skins
    • Gambling
    • Works as a Twitch tipping service (ala Streamlabs/TwitchAlerts or Streamtip)

Social Networking

These sites/apps aren't going to be fast earners but if you make stuff online (like videos or art), you are already going to promote it so might as well earn a few cents from it.

  • Foap and Flii.by (Web+Apps)
    • Post your original photographs and drawings! Foap has people pay like Stock images and Flii.by monetizes with ad earnings like YouTube.
    • Flii.by also allows videos so use it in addition to YouTube.
  • Niume (Web)
    • Blogging platform similar to Medium (aka you make articles without worrying about maintaining your own site) that pays.
    • Also allows photo posts like Flii.by and Foap.

Panels

These sites/apps run 99.9999% passive and pay you for your data. One of the slowest but most consistent and least effort earners. However if you don't want to sell your data even for a reward, avoid these.

  • Cross Media Panel (Web+Apps)
    • Install Chrome/Firefox addon and Android/iOS apps
  • Panel App by Placed (Apps)
    • iOS and Android
    • Connect Facebook for a bonus
    • Do bonus poll questions when you get the notification for it
  • Storj Share (Desktop App)
    • Dedicate hard drive space to chunks of other user's encrypted files and get paid for "renting" it.

Bitcoin

These sites/apps are Bitcoin focused. This means the amount you earn can change value at any moment so keep a track on BTC prices and withdraw as soon as price drops significantly to minimize loss.

These won't be included in the earnings below because of Bitcoin's constant price changes.

  • FreeBitco.in (Web)
    • Fill out the CAPATCHA and claim once an hour.
    • Disable Lottery in Settings and try to stock up on Reward Points (RP) by redeeming RP for a RP bonus on each roll. Once you have a nice stock of RPs where you can buy both an RP bonus and Free BTC bonus while still being able to regain the RP, do it for maximum BTC.
    • Disable Automatic Withdrawals and use their Earn tab to earn interest. The amount of interest you earn each day will grow as you continue to claim.
      • TIP: Use the Deposit feature to get a BTC wallet address and use that address for all the below sites to combine all the BTC withdrawals into FreeBitco.in and earn intrest!
  • Moonbit.co.in (Web)
    • Can claim at any time, the longer you wait the bigger the claim will be
    • Claim at least once a day however (by UTC time) to build a daily bonus
  • BitFun (Web)
    • Just like Moonbit.co.in, you can claim at any time, the longer you wait the bigger the claim will be.
    • No daily bonus however so if you miss a day, no big deal.
  • BitMaker by CakeCodes (App) [Use Code: RDEEVG for Referral]
    • Claim 500 Blocks every 30 mins
    • Buy a Time Boost for 1,000 Blocks and claim every 10 minutes for 2 hours. Buy them till you get capped (1 to 4 a day) and then claim at the normal 30 mins the rest of the day.
    • Cashout with Xapo wallet instead of the Freebitco.in Deposit address as Xapo users can withdraw faster. Transfer from Xapo to Freebitco.in once you receive the payment.

Tasks/Surveys

These sites/apps require more effort but (usually) pay high amounts each day by doing small manual labor like Surveys, translations, transcriptions, recording audio/video, and more.

  • Amazon Mechanical Turk [MTurk] (Web)
    • The best survey/task site!
    • Pays to Amazon GC or Amazon Payments (which can be exported to your bank)
    • TIP: Use Hit Notifier, MT Suite, and Turkopticon to find new tasks, see stats, and find reviewers about tasks to reduce rejections from bad requesters as they can reduce what HITs you get.
  • Google Opinion Rewards (Apps)
    • Super easy surveys that are usually at most 5 questions and take a minute
    • Get Play Store credit for Android apps/games or media like movies, music, books, magazines, TV Shows, etc.

Lockscreens

These sites/apps pay you for renting your phone's lockscreen to show ads. You can use as many as you want but keep in mind that the more you have, the longer it will take you to get to what you need on the phone. These only work on Android due to iOS limitations.

  • S'more [Use Code: TQOYZ0 for referral]
    • Lockscreen app that pays 10 cents guaranteed per day no matter how often you unlock
    • Also has Peanut Lab Surveys
    • Cashout any amount over $1 for an Amazon GC (even odd amounts like 6.25) or a set amount for some Gift Cards like Google Play.
  • Fronto [Use Code: bgiesing for referral] (Apps)
    • Lockscreen app that pay's 10-20 points (usually) 95% of the time you unlock your screen.
    • 10 daily short ads a day and OfferWalls/App Offers under Earn More

Link Shortners/Ad Monetization

These sites/apps allow you to earn ad revenue either by actual ads on your site or a "redirect" page with an ad on a shortened link. Can be effective if you have lots of people viewing your content that will click links but be warned as a lot of them have some bad ads that can give viruses so choose carefully.

  • Shorte.st (Web)
    • Link Shortening
    • Script for your site that shows entry/exit ads and auto shortens links.
    • Pays via PayPal
  • CoinURL (Web)
    • Link Shortening
    • Banner Ads
    • Auto-shortening script
    • Pays Bitcoin

Stocks

Stocks are very volatile! Don't go crazy and lose everything!

  • Robinhood
    • Free (as in no fees, not no money entirely) to do stock market trading
    • By joining with someone's Referral (mine above), you will get a completely free share (so both no fees and no money from you) on join and a free share for anyone who signs up under you! So if you want to try stocks with basically no risk as it's all profit, this is a great way to do it.

Others

  • Microsoft Rewards (Web)
    • Search with Bing
    • Run Microsoft Edge for the browse and earn
    • Complete Dashboard tasks
  • ReceiptHog (Apps)
    • Snap photos of all your receipts within 14 days of purchase
    • Do the slots if you get spins
    • Connect Amazon and email for one-time coin bonuses and 5 free sweep entries every month.

Former

These ones I used to do but stopped because I either couldn't get them to work at all or they take way too long.

Videos

  • InboxDollars (Web+Apps)
    • Confirm all PaidEmails (2 cents each)
    • Do InboxDollars TV (I do the Tech channel as it's short videos)
    • Do the 50 daily videos in the video section (not TV, confusing right?)
    • Sweeps entries are a separate point system so enter them as you won't lose any of your earnings.
  • AdLove (Apps) [Referral only for first 15 people!! 0/15 used!]
    • Do Bonus Video and Another Bonus Video sections till you hit the limit.
  • Adfun (Apps)
    • Run Channel 5 24/7
    • Do Daily Check-in
  • Cake/ChargerPay (Apps)
    • Display ads while your phone charges.
    • Never paid out/scam

Social Networking

  • Rabadaba (Web+Apps)
    • Post as much as you can! More posts equals more points!
    • Don't spam or use content you don't own! One it's against the rules and second, people are more likely to vote for good content.
    • Up/Down vote as many posts as you can a day. Try to hit the limit.
    • Redab/Repost other's works.
    • Make a hashtag to categorize your posts! It's easier for people to vote on your stuff if they can find it (since Rabadaba doesn't let people filter redabs out of your profile.

Tasks/Surveys

  • Surveys on the GO (Apps)
    • Do the quick surveys.

Lockscreens

  • Adme Lockscreen (Apps)
    • Adme is super laggy and slow.
  • SlideJoy (Apps)
    • Lockscreen app that pay's a variable amount when you unlock your screen.

Others

  • AppLike (Apps)
    • Passive App Downloader
    • Download apps and open them
    • You will earn points every few minutes regardless of if you actually use it.
  • FeaturePoints (Apps)
    • Download apps to make money
    • Awesome referral program where you get 50% of what your friends get for life!

Earnings

2017 Earnings

Starting April 2017, I'm now tracking earnings each month instead of All-Time like I was doing. I went back to get 99.99% of earnings from January to now before I started tracking.

Since it's updated live from a Google Sheet I use to track Income and Expenses, it also contains any Income I receive but it's separate from the Beermoney earnings.

 All-Time Earnings (Archive)