Devices | Money Routine

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To earn like this, you are gonna need devices to earn a decent amount. You can start with either old ones you have laying around or buy really inexpensive options. This page contains some tips on choosing devices and what I use myself.

Buying Devices

When buying dedicated money devices, don't just go straight for the most inexpensive ones! Yes they may be very low priced and easier to make a return of investment (ROI) on but they will likely need to be replaced more often and you would have saved in the long run by spending a tiny bit more.

A 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.

Make sure you also don't spend too much however otherwise you'll lose money instead of make it. When beginning, $30 should be the max and then later on, you can buy some slightly more expensive devices up to about $50. One exception to the rule is iOS devices which will cost more being Apple. Ideally spend between $50-120 for these tops if you do need one eventually.

What I Use

I currently use 8 dedicated mobile devices and 3 dedicated PCs plus occasionally my main phone, Android TV, and PC for money making. You can visit the store to buy these from Amazon while also supporting me!

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 like BitMaker
    • Other apps run occasionally.
  • Xiaomi Mi Box Android TV
    • When not watching TV/YouTube/Twitch, I use this also.
    • Primary App: Rewardable TV

Current

  • (1) LG Optimus Zone 3
    • Primary App: Perk TV
    • Secondary App(s): None
  • (2) ZTE Citrine
    • Primary App: YooRewards
    • Secondary App(s): None
  • (1) Google Nexus 7 (2013 model)
    • Primary App: SwagBucks Apps
    • Secondary App(s): EngageMe App
  • (1) Moto E (2015)
    • Primary App: AppTrailers
    • Secondary App(s): Rewardable TV
  • (1) iPhone 5S
    • Primary App: AppTrailers
    • Secondary App(s): CheckPoints
  • (1) BLU R1 HD
    • Primary App: AppLike
    • Secondary App(s): YooRewards
  • (1) Amazon Fire 7 (2017)
    • Primary App: Undecided
    • Secondary App(s): None

Former

  • (1) BLU Energy X Plus
    • Sold to buy 3 of the 4 LG Zone 3
  • (3) LG Optimus Zone 3
    • Broke via Battery bloat and bootloops
    • Primary App: YooRewards or Rewardable TV
    • Secondary App(s): Swagbucks Apps
  • (1) Google Nexus 7 (2012 model)
    • Barely runs anymore due to being so old, not stable enough to keep running stuff.
    • Primary App: Cake
    • Secondary App(s): Perk TV

PCs

Main Devices

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

  • Custom-built PC
    • AMD Ryzen 5 1400 CPU & NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti GPU on Manjaro Linux: i3 Edition
    • Primary App: Minergate
    • Secondary App(s): KoinMe, Bitcoin sites, 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 in addition to websites.
    • Primary App: EngageMe
    • Secondary App(s): None
  • Acer Aspire R11 (Windows 10 S)
    • NOTE: The normal version, not the R11 Chromebook
    • Primary App: Bitcoin Miner by GroupFabric
    • Secondary App(s): None
  • Acer Aspire Z All-In-One (Windows 10)
    • Primary App: KoinMe
    • Secondary App(s): VideoLab

Former

  • HP Stream 8 Tablet (Windows 8)
    • Primary App: Swagbucks ToolbarTV
    • Secondary App(s): None
  • TOSHIBA C55t Laptop (Manjaro Linux: i3 Edition)
    • Came with Windows, Linux optional but runs better.
    • Primary App: Storj Share
    • Secondary App(s): None

Accessories

  • UNITEK 10-port Charging Station
    • Charges your devices
    • Also a nice stand to keep them tidy.
  • 7 ANKER PowerLine+ Micro USB/Lightning Cables
    • 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.
    • Not necessary but definitely helps to reduce cable clutter.
  • 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 cheap External HDD Enclosure
    • Two external hard drives used with Storj Share alongside some of my computer's internal storage
    • 50% 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

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