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Earning money online. Something people always ask about but is it really possible without filling in endless surveys that take up too much time?

Qmee might just have the answer. It’s a browser app that you install which then works seamlessly behind the scenes so that when you next do a search, either on Google/Yahoo/Bing or even eBay or Amazon, you will see a Qmee sidebar pop up with alternative results for what you are looking for.

So what? I hear you say. The difference is these results have cash rewards attached, that YOU can earn by clicking on the result if it interests you.

The results are small, between 5 cents and 50 cents depending on what you are searching for, which may not seem like a lot but it will add up over time and you are getting money for something you were going to do anyway. And, Qmee is free to use! So it is modest money for not doing anything different.
Qmee results don’t appear all the time, only when there is something relevant to show you so the app doesn’t interfere with your everyday browsing and you can choose to ignore the results if you are not interested.

For a quick roundup of how it works, check out this video:

A huge positive is that Qmee rewards aren’t points or fake money – they are real cash amounts that are added to your piggybank which you can click on anytime to view your balance. Best of all, you can cash out at any time as well – there is no minimum payment amount and the money goes straight to your PayPal, or you can choose to donate it to charity. There are a couple of listed charities you can choose to donate to but if you have a request, get in touch to see if they can add it.

It really is that simple – earn money for searching online, which is something that you already do. Simply signup, which only requires a username and password, install the add-on and begin searching. It works best in Chrome and Firefox but there is an IE version available if you can bear it, and a Safari version coming soon.

Even if you don’t search that much, getting a bit of cash for the searches you do seems like a no-brainer.

Qmee is in beta at the moment, so you need an invite to be able to join which you can get here, but it is definitely worth checking out. You can get signed up on this link.

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36 thoughts on “Qmee – Get Paid to Search Online

    1. Jeremy

      Nope it’s not something that’s going to turn into a full side business, but it’s always a good idea to diversify especially if it doesn’t force you to change your routine much at all.

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    1. Jeremy

      I’m not too worried about that. I’ll fully accepted that there are various companies tracking as much information about me as possible. In the end it’s not like I really have much to hide from them anyway.

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  1. Grayson @ Debt RoundUp

    This is something that I could see myself trying out. I already know that Google watches me through all of my searching, so why not try to search and get a little cash on the side. I do a lot of searching, so hopefully we can come up with a little bit here and there.

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    1. Jeremy

      I’m sure it’s far more than just Google. Every time some company asks me some security question I keep getting the feeling that it’s all being added to some database profile. I like how unobtrusive qmee seems to be. It’s probably easy enough to ignore when you’re busy but still easily accessible if you have the time to make a bit of extra money on your searches.

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  2. Jose

    I tried something like this not to long ago at mysurvey.com. There was no lack of surveys, my only problem was the length of some of the surveys. I finally earned enough to get a $10.00 gift card (which I haven’t cashed in yet). I believe that with the amount of time it took to complete the surveys I was probably averaging out at $1.00 an hour. I’d rather spend that time on working on the blog :)

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    1. Jeremy

      Yeah I’d say working on a blog is a little more profitable :)
      I don’t know how much this relates to surveys though. I think it’s more just about checking out their advertisers when doing specific searches. Still it might take some time to build up enough to receive a payment.

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    1. Jeremy

      I still use Google too, but I was not aware of Bing’s points system. I could see this going over well with younger people who play a lot of xbox. Some free movies would be nice too.

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  3. Pauline

    qmee is an interesting concept. Sure you won’t get rich quick but it is still a nice way to earn extra money for doing exactly what you were doing before.

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    1. Jeremy

      I do think that is the main attraction, the fact that you don’t really have to do much different. It’s not like you’d be spending long hours doing monotonous work to make some money.

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    1. Jeremy

      To me it’s just a different spin on a concept that has been rehashed many times. Who knows though, this one could catch on more since it integrates with other search engines, rather than forcing you to use their search engine.

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    1. Jeremy

      I’m the same way. It’s just too easy to forget to use a totally different site for something you’re accustomed to doing elsewhere. Plus there are the issues of potentially weaker search results if you don’t get to use your search engine of choice.

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  4. Liquid

    Interesting concept for sure. The amounts doesn’t sound like much but over time I’m sure it will pay for a few meals. I’ll check out the site later. It’s a good opportunity to get in on a service during it’s beta stages because you can feel like you’re a part of the development cycle :0)

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    1. Jeremy

      Also as some of these services they sometimes later change the terms to claw back the pricing. So by getting in early you can sometimes take advantage of their best offers.

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  5. Edward Antrobus

    I use Swagbucks. I installed the toolbar and search with that now (although it also plugs into the search bar). Every so often while searching, you will be awarded between 4 and 20 “swagbucks” which can be redeemed for a variety of things. I’ve heard people saying that they make $20 a month in gift cards, but I must not do as much searching, because I’ve been at it for 6 months and am not quite up to a balance which would gain me a gift card.

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    1. Jeremy

      I suspect those people make that kind of money by having a number of active referrals under them. That’s usually how those kinds of things work anyway. I don’t think there’s that kind of pyramid scheme with qmee though. I think it just comes down to how much you use it.

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  6. Doable Finance

    I went ahead and registered with Qmee. Now when I do research for my articles, sometimes I hit Qmee websites and I get money for it. Making money albeit a little but nonetheless some while I do search the way I did before.

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  7. Sarah Park

    I might try on this one since I do a lot of researching daily. There is also that Swagbucks where you can earn points as well. Too bad it is not available here in our country.

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  8. Brick By Brick Investing | Marvin

    I actually use Qmee and it’s a pretty nifty add on, it’s harmless and doesn’t take much time at all. Obviously i’m not making crazy money but I’ve already made $2 in a couple weeks just surfing. My wife and I plan to cash out and put that money towards our Starbucks Gold card!

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    1. Jeremy

      That’s cool that you’re already using it Marvin. People shouldn’t expect big money from services like this, but since it is so easy, I figure why not if you have some extra time.

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  9. Ron

    Hi, I just installed QMEE but I clicked on a few links quite quickly to see where they would go, and now I am not getting any QMEE links at all to click on . It says on the FAQ that if you muck about with it , like click too quickly, then it won’t come back. I’m worried I might have wrecked it after just 1 minute of use! Will the QMEE links come back for me? cheers, Ron.

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    1. Jeremy

      You might want to contact qmee support to ask. I guess they have some kind of built in protection to prevent having advertisers getting targeted by click fraud. I have a feeling that it would eventually come back, but you might have to reset some kind of setting first.

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