Monthly Update - September 2009

I realise this is a bit late - but you know what they say, better late than never!

During September I wrote 6 hubs, but no new infobarrels. The hubs I wrote were on Negative Calorie Foods: Celery, My top 10 songs, answering the questions What is the longest river in England?, What is the highest mountain in England? and How do I find my WEP key? and Jack Wills Clothing. There was no financial reason for why I chose to put these 6 articles on Hubpages, I just felt that it would be easier than putting on Infobarrel since with Infobarrel all articles need to be approved.

So here are my earnings for September, along with the change from the previous month:

Hubpages: $26.40 (10% increase on August earnings)
Infobarrel: $6 (138% increase on August earnings)

You may recall that the targets I set in my August monthly update were to earn $5 from Infobarrel and $30 from Hubpages. As you can see, I met my target for Infobarrel, but didn't for Hubpages. As such I shall keep the same targets for both, since I did not publish anything on Infobarrel in the last month, so there is the possibility my earnings from this site will be down.

She Told Me - A great new do-follow backlinking tool and earn money from Adsense

As those of you who frequent the Hubpages forums may already know, a new website has launched. This is a social bookmarking site, which provides do follow links and takes part in Adsense revenue sharing. This new website is called She Told Me. The revenue sharing is relatively high, and there is the option of earning even more through referrals!

One downside is at the present time the pagerank is only 3, but the website is undergoing a massive explosion in traffic, so this will probably increase. In addition, as there are less users than Digg etc it will probably be easier to get your articles on the front page.

All in all this seems to be quite a good website and one which I intend on exploring further. I have provided a link above, this is a referral link and so I will earn some from your posts, but I believe you lose nothing. In addition, if you sign up as my referral I will keep an extra eye out for the links you submit, with the option that I will vote up your submission, taking it one step closer to the front page.

Monthly Update - August 2009

During August I have written a further three Infobarrels. These are one on reviews of paid survey sites in the UK, one on shopping areas in Bristol and one on how to unlock a UK mobile phone. As they were all longer than 1000 words, I have achieved 15 points, which means that I will get 80% revenue share. Put simply, this means my Adsense code will be used to show adverts 80% of the time on Infobarrel. What is more, I could have had a revenue share of up to 90% by writing more articles.

I also managed to write one hub on the website Hubpages on the basic rules of soccer.

I continued to earn money from Adsense earnings throughout this month from both Infobarrel and Hubpages, as shown below.

Hubpages: $24.09 (22% increase on July 2009)
Infobarrel: $2.52 (525% increase on July 2009)

As can be seen, there was a considerable increase in earnings from both sources. I exceeded my targets for earnings which I set in my July 2009 Monthly Update. I saw a very high increase in earnings for Infobarrel, however, this is to be expected since I produced my first Infobarrels in July and they are still maturing. The 22% increase in Hubpages earnings is also very good and shows how hubs earn more money as they mature, since in August I increased my total number of hubs by less than 4% and yet saw an increase in earnings of 22%.

I am pleased with my earnings for the last month, but intend on setting further targets for earnings in September. I wish to earn $30 from Hubpages and $5 from Infobarrel. Whilst these targets are relatively hard, particularly the Inforbarrel one, I hope it can be reached and will write articles to help me do it.

Changes to OpinionWorld

I have used a paid survey site called OpinionWorld many times. I liked the site because they previously paid per survey directly into a PayPal account, unlike other companies which would give points for each individual survey, and once a certain level of points had been achieved these would be exchanged for some sort of reward. However, despite recently receiving a further £1 into my PayPal account, I have noticed a change to the OpinionWorld surveys. Now, many surveys are given points. Whilst there is no difference to the amount earned for each survey as far as I can tell, there is the need to save up to £10 (so ten surveys need to be completed). I should imagine the company has done this to save on administration costs, as well as many people never reaching the payout level.

I personally feel that this is a disappointing change though and as a result I will be much less likely to complete OpinionWorld surveys in the future.

I have also adjusted my OpinionWorld review accordingly to take account of these new changes.

Monthly Update - July 2009

During the past month I have started using Infobarrel properly, and have written my first 3 articles - are they called infobarrels or barrels?. They were primarily used to compliment some of my existing hubs, so one was on summer events in Bristol, one was on how to become an avon representative in Canada, and the final was on Cribbs Causeway.
I also published five new hubs. These were, as with most of my hubs, on random topics which came to my mind. As a result I wrote a hub on the hotels in Falmouth, Cornwall, a holiday in Flushing, how to become an Avon representative in the UK and becoming an Avon representative in the US and buying the best rubber teachers stamps.

Aside from these I have discovered that Homepages-Friends, where I got paid for searching the internet, is no longer running the service as of the 1st August, and so July will be my last set of updated figures.

Hubpages: $19.74 (59% increase on June 2009)
Homepages-Friends: £0.83 (12% decrease on June 2009)
Infobarrel: $0.48 (New for July 2009)

I was hoping that I would break through the $20 barrier for earnings from Hubpages for this month, but in the end came very close. However, I should hopefully make it in August. I have also made a smaller amount from Infobarrel, I will aim for much more modest earnings of $2 from Infobarrels over the coming month. To help me achieve these goals over the next month I hope to create a few more hubs/infobarrels as well as improve my existing ones.

Monthly Update - June 2009

Once again this month I have not spent a lot of time on online money making activities. However, I have written five hubs. With the exception of one on the top 10 countries with the largest population, they have performed relatively poorly. The other hubs which I have written are ones on the best places to get opening times for businesses in the UK, shopping in Falmouth, the online jukebox We7, and audioboo - the audio Twitter.

June 2009 earnings:

Hubpages: $11.69 (87% decrease from May)
Home-pages Friends: £0.93 (42% decrease from May)

From other sources, including paid surveys I earnt nothing, which is to be expected since I have been unable to complete any for the last few months. Hopefully I will be able to complete more soon though.

As can be seen my earnings, especially from Hubpages, experienced a massive drop in the previous month. This was mainly due to the good fortune which I had in May when a link to one of my Hubpages appeared on the front page of Yahoo! (see page on massive Adsense earnings surge). In addition, for the vast majority of June several of my hubs, including my most constantly performing one financially, seemed to drop right down the Google rankings, resulting in a massive drop in traffic. However, these have now started to appear back in the Google rankings, and so my earnings from these should hopefully increase in July.

Monthly Update - May 2009

During this month I have been rather busy and unable to commit too much time to my online money making activities. I wrote two hubs at the beginning of the month, on on Great Dance Party Songs and one a review of the online survey site OpinionWorld. I have also written a Knol on Biochar. This writing of the Knol was an experiment to see if Knol's would gather traffic, although unfortunately so far it has been extremely disappointing. Apart from this I have carried out a few paid searches using Homepages-Friends, but that is about it.

May 2009 earnings:

Hubpages: $88.73 (658% increase from April)
Home-pages Friends: £1.73 (258% increase from April)

From other sources, including paid surveys I earnt nothing, which is to be expected since I have been unable to complete any for the last few months. Hopefully I will be able to complete more soon though.

As can be seen there has been a massive increase in Adsense earnings. This was mainly due to the good fortune I faced with a link to a search result page being placed on the Yahoo homepage. For this Yahoo! search one of my hubs appeared top of the rankings, and so I achieved a lot of traffic from this with an associated surge in earnings. I also had a great increase in the amount I earnt from paid searches, although this may mainly be due to having carried out very few last month.

I hope to increase my number of hubs as well as exploring various other money making opportunities.

Infobarrel and Tagfoot - two new ways of making money online

I have recently discovered a couple of cool new websites which I plan on making more use of when I have more time.

The first is called Infobarrel. It is another site where it is possible to submit articles, with the potential of earning money from it. As with Hubpages, it works on revenue sharing using Adsense. There appears to be more freedom to experiment with different formats on Infobarrel, and so this leads to more possibilities. I believe links from Infobarrel are Do-Follow, and so it is a good resource for getting backlinks. Also, revenue sharing is 75% for the author and 25% for the company, but if enough articles are written in May then this becomes 90% for the author and 10% for the company. This website definately seems very promising, and I would appreciate feedback on it. Sign up here.

The second webiste is one which I have slightly more experience with. This is called Tagfoot and is similar to Digg and other social bookmarking sites, with the only difference it is possible to earn money using Adsense. Practically anything can be tagged, from videos and pictures to articles. Revenue sharing is 50/50 between the tagger and the company, but in the case of the referrals the company's share is split. I also believe they give backlinks, and so it is a relatively easy way of getting backlinks, and possibly more traffic and revenue. This is definately something I would recommend using. See the tag of this page, and sign up here. Once again I would appreciate your feedback on Tagfoot, and why not add me as a friend and start sharing the articles you tag with me!

Thanks for reading and I wish you luck if you sign up with either of these schemes.

Wolfram Alpha

Recently a new website has launched, called Wolfram Alpha. Wolfram Alpha is a search engine like no other, you type in a query and it gives you an answer in the results page, without the need to click through to another website. As such it is possible to loads of cool things, such as find out the weather in a particular location on a particular date (in this example the weather in London on Sunday 8th June 1997). However, the page does have some limitations. More detaisl on this new search engine can be found on a hub I wrote called simply Wolfram Alpha.

The feeling I have though is sites like this cause problems for internet businesses and those who rely on the internet to make some extra money. The reason being they get a lot of traffic from conventional search engines, and sites like Wolfram Alpha negate the need to direct traffic to particular sites to get their information. Even if Wolfram Alpha doesn't take off, it is worth noting that this is a factor which is starting to spread more and more into Google etc, and one can only expect such answers directly provided by Google to continue.

Hubpages increase Adsense ads

In the last week there has been good news for those people like myself who publish on Hubpages. Generally with Google Adsense there are limits to the number of adverts which can be displayed per page. However, recently Hubpages have been given permission to increase the number of adverts on each page. This will hopefully result in more income per page, especially when coupled with the update to the page layouts which was announced by Hubpages a few weeks ago. It will be interesting to see whether this is the case. It is only a shame it didn't happen when I had my massive traffic spike!

Surprise surge in Hubpages earnings

I was checking my Adsense account on Friday night and noticed that I had an abnormally large amount of traffic and clicks. At first I thought that this may have been to one of my two new hubs at Hubpages which i had written in the previous few of days (one was on great dance party songs and one was an opinionworld review). However, through the use of Channels I was able to see where the money was coming in and it was all to one particular hub, and all from one particular search term on Yahoo!. I was unsure as to what this was, but quickly discovered that it was due to the search term appearing on the Yahoo! homepage.

By Saturday night I was about $80 better off mainly due to this one hub, and so I was a very happy chap!

Monthly Update - April 2009

Over the last few weeks I have been out of the country, and unable to get internet access, and it is this which accounts for my lack of activity, including weekly updates. I apologise for this. However, I am now back in the country and will hopefully be able to update this blog more regularly.

During this time I have been unable to complete many online surveys, or many paid searches through Homepages-Friends. In addition, I have only been able to find the time to write one new article on Hubpages.

From now on I also intend to include percentage changes in income from all of the various sources, to see how they change from one months earnings report to the next, an idea I got from The Brainy Money blog.

April 2009 earnings:

Hubpages (Adsense): $13.49 (420% increase)
Home-pages Friends: £0.67 (75% decrease)
OpinionWorld surveys: £8 (400% increase)

Obviously the payments from OpinionWorld lag slightly, and so I would expect that it will take a while before I see the decrease in earnings from this due to lack of activity in April. My lack of activity on Home-pages Friends is very apparent, although hopefully my searches will once again start to increase now that I am back using my computer more. I am most pleased with my earnings from Hubpages though, since I have had a massive organic increase in earnings despite spending relatively little time on the site, and hopefully this is something that will continue.

Weekly Earnings Update - 6th April 2009

Over the last week I have carried out a few surveys. I have also been paid into my PayPal account for two OpinionWorld surveys. I have continued to use Homepages-Friends where I get paid for searching the internet. I am most pleased with my Hubpages Adsense earnings which have grown considerably. This is most impressive considering that I have not submitted any new articles, and such I am getting an increase in income despite writing no new hub.

OpinionWorld: £2

My Homepages-Friends: £0.53

Hubpages: $3.05

Earn money from selling

An additional way of making money is through selling items to family and friends and earning commission on the items sold. There are a number of home based selling options available. These generally rely on brochures, which are also known as catalogues.

Possibly the most famous of these is the Avon company. It is possible to earn commission of about 25% on everything which is sold, to family, friends and anyone else. After becoming an Avon representative in America, it is possible to not only make money from sells generated through the brochure, but also through a website. This is a useful hub on how to become an Avon representative in the US. This gives an outline of the benefits of being an Avon representative, as well as a brief outline of how to become an Avon representative.

Monthly Update - March 2009

This is my first monthly update for the additional money which I have made this month. The only online earnings which I have actually recieved are those associated with OpinionWorld. In total I receieved deposits into my PayPal account for doing two OpinionWorld surveys. I also earnt a small amount for the paid searches I did through Homepages-Friends. Finally I earnt some money from Adsense adverts which are displayed on my articles which I have submitted to Hubpages. Whilst at the present time these are very small, I hope that is will increase in the future.

OpinionWorld surveys: £2

Hubpages (adsense): $3.21

Homepages-Friends: £2.68

OpinionWorld Payment Update

Yesterday I recieved an extra £2 into my PayPal account for carrying out two OpinionWorld surveys, and I believe I also have more money to come in the future from surveys which I have completed.

Weekly Earnings Update - 30th March 2009

Over the last week since my last weekly update I have been unable to spend as much time on my online money making activities as I would have liked. I have however signed up for a new service called Tagfoot, and this seems to be a social bookmarking site a bit like Digg or Delicious, only Tagfoot has the added advantage of teh possibility from earning from the bookmarking. I intend to create a post explaining this in the near future when I have a better knowledge of the site.

Apart from this I have taken part in a couple of surveys, and have also published a new hub on hubpages on Falmouth beaches. I have also carried out a number of searches using Homepages-Friends, where I get paid for searching the internet. Whilst my earnings continue to be low, there is some increase on last week, and this is particularly encouraging considering I haven't really spent a lot of time on hubpages, and yet my earnings have more than doubled over the previous week. I am also getting very close to earning a total of £10 from Homepages-Friends, which is half way to pay out.

Hubpages adsense weekly earnings: $1.00

Homepages-Friends weekly earnings: £1.63

My Homepages-Friends Compatibility with Google Chrome

It was asked by The Analyst in the comment section of this post whether it was possible to use a Homepages-Friends search box with the Chrome browser. For those of you unfamiliar with Homepages-Friends, this is a company which pays a small amount everytime you carry out a search, either through the dedicated search box in a browser or through a personalised web page. More information on this can be found here.

I contacted Homepages Friends via email, and they have now got back to me. The response was at present the service is not compatible with Chrome.

It is my opinion though that it would be prudent for the company to make their browser compatible with Chrome, as whilst at present it only has a market share of just over 1%, one would expect that this percentage will climb. As a result I would be surprised if the company doesn't bring out a search box for Google Chrome within the next few months. Until then though, those of you who use Google Chrome will have to make do with your personalised webpages if you wish to get paid when searching the internet.

Weekly Update - 23rd March 2009

In the last week I have been relatively busy, and so have had little time to fill out online surveys or work on the other money making schemes. However, I have continued to be relatively active on Hubpages, which is what is responsible for all of my adsense earnings this week. I have made a few searches through my Hompages-Friends.

Adsense earnings: $0.43

Homepages-Friends earnings: £0.29

Weekly Update - 16th March 2009

This is an update of my earnings within the last week. Since my last update, I have taken part in a couple of surveys, but at the time of writing I had not received rewards for any of these. These included getting £2 for a Harris Poll Online survey. I have however earnt some Adsense earnings from my writing at Hubpages, and further money from carrying out searches through Homepages-Friends. These are summarised below:

Adsense: $0.91

My Homepages-Friends: £0.24

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9th March Update

Over the weekend and today I have attempted to take part in a number of online surveys. Two of these, one for OpinionWorld and one for Valued Opinions I made it through to the reward stage, so hopefully I will recieve the reward in due course (and of course I will update here when I do).

I have also carried out searches using My Homepages-Friends where I get paid for searching the internet and so the amount in my account is now up to £7.68

OpinionWorld Payment Update

Yesterday I recieved a further £1 from OpinionWorld into my PayPal account for a survey I have previously completed.

The money in my Homepages-Friends account is now up to £7.48.

I also completed a couple of surveys yesterday, one through Valued Opinions which I was screened out of and another from Home of Research which will hopefully lead to a second, paid, survey.

My hompe-pages friends update

The amount in my Homepages-Friends account, where I get paid for searching the internet, is now up to £7.46 although I still only have one referral. Click the banner on the right to get more information and to sign up.


Today I recieved a further £1 into my PayPal account for a survey which I have done through OpinionWorld/Survey Sampling International. This takes the amount in my account up to £9.

1st March

I have decided that from now on I will cease posting daily updates. Instead I shall post weekly updates, but also updates when I request rewards or recieve rewards.

27th February

The amount I have earned from My Homepage-Friends is now up to £7.28. I didn't receive any money yesterday, but I took part in paid surveys for both OpinionWorld and Valued Opinions so hopefully I will get payment for those soon.

26th February

Since yesterday the amount of money in my Homepages-Friends account has reached £7.18. I was sent a number of emails inviting me to surveys, but as often happens I was screened out of all of them. Hopefully more luck today.

25th February

Yesterday I mentioned that I had sent an email off to Homepages-Friends. I received a prompt response, and it turns out that my searching patterns were flagged up by the computer and so my account had been terminated. However, they have given me a second chance so this time I will have to search better.

I also received two £1 payments into my PayPal account from OpinionWorld so I am happy about that as well.


Once again I have made nothing extra from online surveys. However I have sent an email off to Homepages-Friends asking about the problems which I have had with my account. I tried last week but the message got returned back to me as Homepages-Friends email inbox was full, but I decided to give the benefit of the doubt and hopefully this time it will get through. Obviously I will post the results whatever way on here.

New update

I have not made an update for a while and this is due to not making much money. I have had a few issues with my Homepages-Friends account as it has been suspended although I am not sure why although I am trying to find out. I have also made no money from any surveys.

Today's update

Today when checking the money in my Homepages-Friends account it has increased to £6.93, including 2p from a serarch by friends. I know have 1 friend so I will be interested to see how it grows.


Once again I have earned nothing from surveys. However my Homepages Friends account is now up to £5.77.

New update

Once again there is nothing to report other than an increase in the amount of money in my Homepages-Friends account. The total now stands at £4.89.

Latest update

Once again I have earned no money from surveys. However the money in my Hompages-Friends account is now up to £3.51 off of 167 searches, but I still have no friends.

Latest update

No surveys were filled out yesterday and I did not reciev any payments for any online activities. However my Hompages-Friends account, where I get paid for doing my normal searches, is up to £2.71 from 129 searches.

Harris Poll Online Review

Harris Poll Online is another paid survey site. Established by Harris Interactive it works in the same way as most other survey sites in that it requires registration and then invitations to the carry out surveys are done via email, which I have found come approximately twice a week. The surveys themselves are generally easy to follow and aren't as boring and as repetitive as others which I have come across.

Reward is made via HiPoints. Generally completed surveys qualify for 200 HiPoints, and even if screened out 30 HiPoints are earned. This is a good bonus as with other survey sites 5 or more minutes can be spent filling in surveys before being screened out, and there is no reward for the time. It is also possible to get bonus HiPoints when signing up, completing set numbers of surveys and for introducing a friend who also completes a survey.

HiPoints can be transferred for entries into various prize draws, or into a PayPal transfer at a rate of 1 HiPoint being 1p. This PayPal transfer I found to be relatively quick, taking less than a week from when I requested them.

I have been a member of Harris Poll for about three months, and have already been paid £25 into my PayPal account and am currently building up my HiPoints ahead of my next payment.

Harris Poll is definately a survey site which I would recommend, as it is one of the best I have come across.

Todays news

Yesterday I must have done a lot of searching as the amount within my Homepages-Friends account increased from 53p to £2.08, with a total number of searches of 99 (and I am yet to get any affiliates). I intend to post a bigger blog about Homepages-Friends ( when I have more experience of the site but until then I shall continue to post these basic updates. However, it is worth pointig out the money is earned for searching the web using the serach box like I would normally do so it is well worth it in my opinion.

Opinion World Review

Another online survey site which I sometimes use is called OpinionWorld. Like most survey websites, to start off registering is needed, which from memory took a little while. Once registered, the email invitations to surveys commence relatively quickly.

I receive on average about 1 invitation a day. However, the majority of these are for small surveys, in which nothing is earned and instead a donation is made to a charity. This charities do change, and I assume that the donations are actually made. In addition there is an entry into a prize draw, but as of yet I have not won anything in one of these.

Approximately once or twice a week, however,emails are sent out which have surveys accompanied by a cash reward. In my experience this cash reward has always been either £1 or £2 but I believe that other rewards are available for different surveys. Unlike other sites there is no need to wait for a limit to be reached before the cash can be accessed, with OpinionWorld the money is transferred for each survey separately. However, like Valued Opinions which I also have experience of, there is a delay before the reward is accessible, which can be up to 6 weeks, but I have always received my cash in the end.

The cash is sent via PayPal, so there is a need to have an account for this (which has to have the same email address as the one you use to register to OpinionWorld. Whilst this is easy, it can be frustrating getting paid £1 and not being able to use it, since PayPal has withdrawal charges which I for one am loathed to pay!

All in all though I would recommend OpinionWorld and have definately not found it to be a scam as I have always been paid on time.

Update: As of August 2009 I have started to receive emails which instead of offering £1 per survey which is deposited automatically into a PayPal accoutn 100 points are earned instead. These points are accumulated until 1000 are reached. Once this is achieved, it is possible to get £10 sent to a nominated PayPal account. Whilst this means that each survey is worth about the same as previously, there is the need to wait for this payout level to be reached, the lack of which was one of the biggest advantages to OpinionWorld. Apart from this all OpinionWorld surveys remain the same, including the option to support a charity after every survey is completed.

Great online survey site review

Valued Opinions is one of the best paid online survey sites I have come across. Sign-up is quite simple, taking me only about 10 minutes, and from then on it is possible to get emails which contain links to the surveys.

These emails are always very clear, they contain a general overview of the survey about to be undertaken and as such include the cash reward, subject area and length of time. The email also contains a link to your own unique survey.

The surveys themselves are generally relatively well phrased and not to repetitive, and the surveys I receive cover a wide range of topics. I generally find that the surveys are slightly shorter than the advised time, but maybe I am just a fast reader!

As for the cash reward this is generally a decent amount. It can range in value from about 50p up to £5, although there are higher values for specific tasks sometime available but as of yet I have been unable to get this. The rate of pay is approximately £5 an hour using the estimations within the email, so that a 30 minute survey will pay out £2.5, although this value varies and as I have already mentioned the time estimates are in my experience slightly longer than it takes to do the survey in reality. Once the amount in the online account reaches £10 it is possible to change this for a voucher. Whilst it may be preferable to have it in cash, for people in the UK there should be a voucher for everyone, as the list is very long and includes household names such as Amazon, Tesco and John Lewis. I have always gone for Tesco vouchers, and whilst the website warns it may take up to 28 days for delivery, in my experience the delivery has always been under a week.

There are a couple of negatives though. When a survey is completed the money is in the account under 'pending' and it can take a month for it to be OK to withdrawal the money. Secondly, it is not uncommon to answer a couple of questions, only to be told that the website is after a certain group of people, and nothing is earned for this. However, I personally find this to be a very minor fault and so would recommend using this website for a little bit of extra cash if there is spare time.


Good cashback site!

One of the first sites I used to make my money go further online was Mutual Points. Like all cashback sites, it is possible to earn back a percentage of the money which is spent purchasing items online, with the added benefit that unlike many cashback sites there is no fee for doing so. This can vary in amount, from simple percentages to one off values. For instance when purchasing items on HMV through the website 2.5% of the total spend is earnt as cashback, yet by signing up to Betfair earnt me 3750 points, as soon as £10 had been staked. Since 3000 points is worth £20, it is worth doing this, provided you are disciplined enough not to bet more than £10!

Whilst so far this is like any other cashback site, it is possible to earn money for other activities. These include earning cashback when shopping at a number of high street stores, including Superdrug and JJB sports. There is also a section where it is possible to get money off vouchers, and these are often accompanied by points as well! It is in addition possible to earn money from what are known as free rewards, although the downside to this is it often involves signing up to a company's mailing list. The final way of getting points, which can later be converted into money is by opting to recieve emails from the company. This is an optional extra, and I choose to have a maximum of 3 emails a day. These often have bonus offers on them, or incentives to click through to a particular website. Typically this would be 5 points, so with 3 emails it is 15 points. Whilst this might not seem like a large amount, it is 10p a day for doing very little.

The payment process is very simple. When 3000 points have been attained, it is possible to request a cheque for £20 to be sent out. In my experience this was a relatively quick process, taking less than 2 weeks.

All in all this is a website I would thoroughly recommend, and it can be accessed here.


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At, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.

Log Files
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons
We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums.

We also use third party advertisements on to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

DoubleClick DART cookies
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.