Do you spend a majority of your time browsing the interwebs, liking, retweeting and sharing? Did you know that you can make money doing what you’re already spending time doing?
Before I jump into all the different sites that are available, keep in mind that I don’t think you’ll be able to retire and live the rest of your days on an island. Unless you have millions of followers, this is just for extra spending cash.
Most of what I’m going to list involves sharing sponsored links, sharing sponsored links is where it’s at! Big brands want to get themselves out there to as many people as possible and they know people are on social media all.day.long. So yes, they are willing to pay you to help them get their brand/product/message across.
Before you start doing this, apologize to your friends for all the spam they’re going to see. If you like your friends and don’t want them to start unfollowing you on social media, do everything in moderation and try to share things you think your friends would be genuinely interested in reading.
After you create an account and log in to Share Magnet, you’ll see several different “magnets” that you can share with your friends on almost any social media network. You are paid a certain amount per click of each magnet/link you share. Every magnet has a budget and you won’t see the money from your clicks deposited into your account until the budget is gone and the campaign for each magnet ends. Once it ends, the money will deposit into your share bank, and you can cash out your funds to Paypal provided you have at least one dollar.
Sponsored Tweets by Izea
This has been around for a long time, but the company has changed it up some recently. You can get paid on Sponsored Tweets to tweet, blog, take photos, and take videos and you’re now able to connect multiple social media accounts to help ensure you get the most brand exposure (paid opportunities). You can go here to sign up and check it out.
Viraliti is a “paid to pin” site. You can create an account and look for things you can pin to your various boards on Pinterest. If anyone clicks through to the advertiser’s website from any of your pins, you’ll earn a certain amount per click. Currently they pay with Paypal and you need $30 to get paid. Payments are processed on the 1st and 16th of every month. It looks like they are currently in private beta, but you can request to be invited.
Loop88 is another site that will pay you to pin on Pinterest. After you have connected your Pinterest account with their site, brands will be able to see you and some info on your Pinterest stats (followers, boards, etc.). If a brand is interested in having you pin something for them, you’ll receive an offer, which it is up to you to accept or decline. The amount you can earn will depend on how large your Pinterest following is. People with more followers will be able to earn more per pin than people with fewer followers. You can go here to check out Loop88.
This is another paid to tweet site. You have to connect your Twitter account to the site, and then you should receive occasional offers from advertisers to tweet promotions. You can set your own rates for the promotions. You can go here to check it out.
That is all I can come up with for right now. If you know of any other good, reputable sites or if you would simply like to share your experience using any of the sites above please feel free to comment.