January Update

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Where on Earth did January go? I’m pretty sure it was only last week I was making my first post and now here I am posting my first update.

January seems to have gone well, it has been a learning curve to say the least. As a fair few of the things I am trying are new, it has taken time to figure out what works for me and what doesn’t. All in all I am happy with the progress I have made so I shall share my thoughts with you now.

What hasn’t worked?

For me, instaGC. I feel that because I am seeing better results elsewhere that I am just not clicking with this site and I don’t completely understand it. I have seen others have so much success with it but it just isn’t for me at the moment.

New finds

Two weeks ago I was introduced to a couple of survey sites, one of which is fantastic and the other I’m still getting around to using properly. OnePoll is my new best friend and I am looking forward to writing a post about them. Global Test Market is slowly getting there.


Now for the bit I’m sure you’re all eager to find out, how well have I done?

Swagbucks: 681 SwagBucks – What does this mean? If I keep it up at this pace I can cash in 2 x £25 iTunes gift cards or 8 x£5 Amazon gift cards before Christmas.

Clixsense: $7.78 – This is better than I thought it was going to be, especially as it took me a good few weeks to get my head around using it.

OnePoll: £12.10 – This is my new favourite, I joined on the 16th and have earned this already.

Nectar Points: 264 points + 12 points in interest in The Hive – A slow month for Nectar Points, as it is January so the spending it tightened.

Top CashBack: 80p – For signing up to a free offers site. There is currently a Bingo cash back offer I am planning to take up in February which is £28 back for a £10 deposit.

YouGov: 50 points – I haven’t paid much attention to this site this month as I have been busy learning others.

Global Test Market: 60 points – Need 867 to cash out a £25 Amazon Voucher, but I need to get 1000 points before I can cash out (hope that makes sense). Again I have only had this site for 2 weeks and not spent a lot of time on there.

FindItForLess: 316 points – 1000 points needed to cash out a £10 voucher.

At the moment I am looking at around £250 for the year, that is if I keep my current pace which I am not planning to do. This month has honestly been bare minimum while I learn the ropes; especially with things like Clixsense.

Plans for February

Yesterday I set up a new YouTube channel, I am planning on making videos which explain how to use certain sites and answer any questions given to me (feel free to ask questions by the way); so you can subscribe to that if you wish. I’m not going to guarantee how often videos are posted just yet, as I am unsure myself.

I would love to increase eyes on my blog, I think over 1000 views in the first month is fantastic so thank you to everyone who has read it. I’d like to increase my social media presence too. I do have Facebook and Twitter, you can get to them by clicking the floaty buttons that follow you down the page.

Obviously February is a shorter month and thrown into it is a half-term so my son is off school. My husband is also off so I know that week is going to be a little slow on the earning side; oh and I have a 50th Birthday cake to make during the last week.

I just want to again say thank you to everyone who has read this, is following and those who are commenting. It is nice to see people take an interest in you and what you do.

Bring on February!

2 thoughts on “January Update

  1. I really enjoy reading your posts and seeing your progress on all the sites you are earning from. It is going well for you.
    I didn’t get on with InstagGC either when I tried it myself.

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