If you remember from my second blog post, offer sites are websites where you are paid to do various tasks which mostly involve filling out forms, taking quizs, and completing survey paths (surveys aren't the same as survey paths, by the way). These tend to be less straight-forward than surveys, as the advertisers try to trick you into doing more than what's needed to receive credit.
Also, offer sites are well-known for not crediting for due offers. About 60% - 85% of my offers actually ever credit, sometimes less, sometimes more. This is typically the advertisers fault, not the actual company letting you do the offer. So if your offers don't credit and you need a bone to pick with somebody, most often than not, contact the advertisers.
Now, to get to the best offer site selected by me and by many other people is Cashcrate.
Unfortunately though, I've only been using this site for about a month, so I don't have much experience with this site, nor a check (Yes! They pay the money by check! Or direct deposit if you're an elite) to show. It's basically the same as other offer sites, only much better in the little time I've been using it. So far, I've earned $17.55 and the cashout threshold is $20. I'm pretty close, aren't I?!
Anyways, I find the offers on here credit more and more often than any other place, (but that's just me) yet I also find they credit a whole lot slower. One offer I did for $1 took two weeks to credit, but it finally did. Eh, as long as I eventually get the money in my pocket, that's fine and dandy!
The ways you can earn money on this site are as follows: by completing the immense inventory of free offers; completing surveys similar to the ones on Opinion Outpost, although they pay less; shopping; and referrals. The first two you should know by now, as for the last two...
For shopping, whatever you buy, you get the listed percentage back. Simple enough. There are stores such as Apple iTunes, Babies R Us, PetSmart, Home Depot, and twenty more.
Referrals are someone signs up under your link that is only specific to you. Depending on your rank, you get a certain percentage of their earnings, or all of it, depending on the site. For Cashcrate, their referral rate has two-tiers. That means you get points from your referrals and the people that your referral refers. Make sense? If you would like to see the requirements and percentages for each status, here's the link: http://blog.cashcrate.com/features/referral-levels-explained/
Besides making money, you can also earn points to redeem for prizes! You can earn these points by doing offers under two different companies and winning game tournaments. Some prizes available are as follows:
- $10 Amazon gift card - 250 points
- $15 iTunes gift card - 300 points
- $25 Petco gift card - 500 points
- Nintendo DS Lite - 2,700 points
- Nintendo Wii - 4,000 points
- Playstation 3 - 8,000 points
- . . . and much, much more!
Cashcrate also values community! They maintain a blog that they update twice per week, sometimes less, and they also have a forum for their Cashcrate members! And what would be a community without contests?! Cashcrate holds daily ones on Facebook and Twitter that can earn you money and other prizes!
So, whaddaya think? Join or not to join, that is the question. You get a $1 bonus if you pick the first option! Not that you have to of course. . . (You know you want to!)