06 January 2017

Make $1 - $3 a day with EarnHoney

Last one I promise.  I don't just sit online all day and try to earn extra money on the side I promise.  This is just an explosion of all of my money making habits I needed to get shared with you guys so you can get an idea of how to earn something extra during the holiday season!

This one is a little less intrusive much like InstaGC.  This one uses flash however so videos sometimes take a little more power from your computer if you leave it running all day.

First get signed up here

Join Earn Honey!

After you are all setup just click on the buzzTV.  I find running the humurous  videos to be the more beneficial one to use.  Just follow the on screen instructions and leave the tab open and muted to earn your money.  It is slow but can easily earn you $1 - $3 a day.  Just keep diligent and you can crack the $90 a month barrier if you have it up and running constantly!

If you need help let me know and I will try and get you sorted out!

26 November 2016

Make simple money with InstaGC

I know I know another blog post about making money.  No I am not some crazy guy who just wants all the cash in the world.  I just figured this could be a good outlet to share my methods with friends and family who follow my blog, YouTube, or whatever else you want.

This site is called InstaGC.  I don't get quite as much money as I do with Swagbucks, so that is still my go to earner.  But InstaGC is low on resources when it comes to playing videos and less extensive.  there are only a few things to do on it and that makes it a little less intrusive and more passive than Swabucks, though once again not a top earner.

First start off by signing up here


After you get yourself started you will choose a goal of what gift card you are working towards.  hover over Earn at the top, and select watch videos.  There are 3 playlists.  Plain and simple just put it on and mute the tab.  You can float away and do other things while that just does its work in the background.  No micro managing or anything.  Occasionally the first playlist will run out of videos to play, so open the next one, and so forth.  Once all three are out refresh the page and start over again.  Plain and simple earning.

Hopefully you guys can get started with these two sites and earn some spare money like I have.  I intend to get my Nintendo Switch for free along with a few games by running these.  Let me know if you have questions and I will help you out!

17 November 2016

Make $50 a month with www.Swagbucks.com

I have been meaning to do a write up of this website for a long time now.  I have left this blog to the dust and realized that all of you are probably wondering what my life is up to.  Well wait no more!

I wanted some spare money on the side because you know having a family with a small child makes it hard to get spare money to do fun things.  I swear I watch my paychecks just disappear into nothing in a matter of minutes.  So My wife and I have been supplementing it for the past couple of years with www.Swagbucks.com

This isn't a paid promotion, this isn't a gimmick.  This is mostly just trying to get people the information so you can all benefit from this too.  Some of the information I have collected from www.reddit.com and have been using it to try and buy myself the new Nintendo Switch console!  Probably need about $300 for that little guy, so might as well try and get it for free right?

Here is some of the basics of the site.

First it is free

Second it gives you the money back for seeing their ad placement.  I don't pay for cable and I use ad blockers almost everywhere.  That means I don't see ads when I don't want to.  I get paid to see them.  That is the point of swagbucks.  I get the money back for the ads that could be shoved down my throat already.  might as well earn off it right?

Okay to get started is easy just sign up under the following link

If you are looking for a non referral you can go directly to www.swagbucks.com and click signup.  Attach it to your Facebook and find more friends.  It's a super easy site to get setup with, now comes the tricky part.  How do I earn?

I am going to tap into my reddit friends for this one.  Original Author is Garwald

Swagbucks Guide 2016. Accurate as of November 1, 2016.
I will be giving a detailed guide, of the popular earning site Swagbucks.
This will be for the newbies who want to join in on the free giftcards, and for the veterans who are looking to maximize their earnings with minimal effort. Swagbucks points are called "SB" and will be used throughout the guide. As an example: 500 SB gets you a $5 giftcard.
I try to keep this as up-to-date as possible. If you notice something isn't, please let me know.
First, here is proof: http://imgur.com/a/VALpU

Regardless of how you sign up remember to enter sign up code "RSWAGBUCKS" for 70 free SB.

Starting off:

1.Use the Sign up code “RSWAGBUCKS” which is optional, but it will give you 70 free SB.
  • The box to type this in doesn't show up unless you click “I have a sign up code (optional)” which is under the “Confirm Password” Box.
2.Just signing up will give you 4 SB. Now complete your profile, learn how you earn and Discover your rewards. That will give you 32 SB. This part is pretty self-explanatory. You can skip the tour, this rewards no SB.
3.Make sure to go to verify your account through your email, sooner is better than later.
4.Hover over “Answer" on the Swagbucks Bar at the top of the screen. Click on Surveys. Fill out the info to give you surveys better targeted toward you. Earn 1 SB for entering your age/gender and 1 SB for entering your birthday. Earn 2 SB for every 10 Survey Profile questions you answer (these are found on the right side of the screen).
5.Install the SwagButton to receive 50 SB.
6.Make sure to Turn on Daily Goals on the left. This is important for free passive SB. More on this later.

TO DO LIST: ~ 240 SB minimum per month - Complete 6 of 7 items to earn Bonus SB (1-4 SB).
Must be completed by clicking through each item under the "TO DO LIST"
1.Daily Poll- 1 SB, self explanatory
2.Daily Crave- 1 SB, Wait for it to check off, then click whether you like it or not
3.Daily Search- 0 SB, potential search reward, Search to check this off the Daily List.
4.Daily Watch- 1-3SB vary, depends on which playlist you watch.
5.Daily Discover- SB vary, depends on which discover offer you complete. (Suggest trying ones that are posted)
6.Daily Answer- 1 SB minimum, attempt a survey or complete one.
7.Deal of the Day- SB and offer change daily.

Daily: Not part of the "TO DO LIST" ~ 300 SB per month
1.Play- 10 SB, Score is irrelevant, lose and repeat.

Mobile Dailies (6 apps, 60 SB + Extra): SBTV, Entertainow, Moviecli.ps, Sport.ly, Indymusic.tv and Lifestylz.tv
NEW: Chance at earning bonus SB past the normal daily limit!
1.Swagbucks tv- 10 SB: [iOS] [Android]
  • You get 2 SB per 5 videos watched. Go to the “Home and Garden” category. Favorite “10 Sec Tip-Grass Stains or any "10 Second Tip" video by holding down on the video then selecting "Add to Favorites". Let these videos auto-run by watching them from your “Favorites.” This will take about an hour. You will know you have reached the maximum amount for the day when “You reached today's earning limit. Please keep watching!" shows up. You can now watch longer for a chance to earn bonus SB past the normal 36 SB limit.
2.Entertainow- 10 SB: [iOS] [Android]
  • This app works the same as the previous, however it pays 2 SB per 15 videos watched. The shortest videos are under the category “Tv Spots.” I favorited “Touch.” This is the only one you will want to favorite since it is the shortest. Go to your “Favorites” and watch these till you reach the Daily limit or watch longer for a chance to earn bonus SB past the normal 10 SB limit.
3.Moviecli.ps- 10 SB: [iOS] [Android]
  • It pays 2 SB per 15 videos watched. The shortest video is "The Other Woman" (with the hat) at 25s. Go to "Favorites" and watch until you reach the limit or watch longer for a chance to earn bonus SB past the normal 10 SB limit.
4.Sportly.tv- 10 SB: [iOS] [Android]
  • It pays 2 SB per 15 videos watched. The shortest video is "Joey Medina: Father Role Model" at 14 seconds. Go to "Favorites" and watch until you reach the limit or watch longer for a chance to earn bonus SB past the normal 10 SB limit.
5.Indymusic.tv- 10 SB: [iOS] [Android]
  • It pays 2 SB per 15 videos watched. The shortest video is "Dan Curry: Leper Hockey Game" under the Rock section at 14 seconds. Go to "Favorites" and watch until you reach the limit or watch longer for a chance to earn bonus SB past the normal 10 SB limit.
6.Lifestylz.tv- 10 SB: [iOS] [Android]
  • It pays 2 SB per 15 videos watched. The shortest video is "10 Sec Tips - Grass Stain Removal" under the "Garden" Channel. Go to "Favorites" and watch until you reach the limit or watch longer for a chance to earn bonus SB past the normal 10 SB limit.
Can't find the shortest video? Check through THIS LIST for the next shortest. The videos cycle, so make sure to check back later to see if there is a shorter one.

Passive Swagbucks: (Now this is Awesome!)
So you know all of those things that you already do above? Look over at the Daily Goal Section on the left above the “To Do List.”
1.If you reach the Daily goal (which can normally be reached solely through the apps) you will get bonus SB and it will count towards your “Winning Streaks.”
2.The Second goal or “Total Goal” gives you more bonus SB, but does not have to be reached in order to count toward your “Winning Streaks.”
3.Winning Streaks:
  • Meet Daily Goal 7 days in a row.............. 25 SB Bonus
  • Meet Daily Goal 14 days in a row............ 100 SB bonus
  • Meet Daily Goal 21 days in a row............ 200 SB bonus
  • Meet Daily Goal every day in the month... 300 SB Bonus
4.Passive Earning Calculations for Goal One for a month (m):
  • Reaching Goal One of the Daily Goal......... 90 SB/m
  • Meeting Goal One every day for month..... 300 SB/m
  • Referral SB............................................. ??? SB/m
  • Complete passive amount....................... 390 SB/m
4.5Passive Earning Calculations for Total Goal for a month (m):
  • Reaching Total Goal of Daily Goal............. ~482 SB/m
  • Meeting Total Goal every day for m.......... 300 SB/m
  • Referral SB............................................. ???? SB/m
  • Complete passive amount....................... =782 SB/m
5.Notes about Passive earnings:
  • SB from Daily Goal and Winning Streaks are paid out on the 5th of every month, referral SB's are paid out as they're earned.
  • Daily Goal rewards increase over time the more you complete it and the more SB you earn per day.

Occasionals/free time:
1.Swag Codes- usually around 2-4 SB which are posted on their social media sites. Codes are posted automatically on /r/swagbucks by our Bot.
2.“Earn 2 Swag Bucks” offers that are sent to your SB Inbox. Some can be watched 2 or 3 times each.
4.Encrave: Auto watches videos for you. Found through Discover tab->Encrave->One of the boxes with the Replay symbol in the corner. Click the Discovery Mode button so there is a check mark to auto play. You may have to "unlock" the Encrave videos each day by doing 2-3 of the Encrave articles first.
  • Tip: Use this when watching youtube/Netflix/Tv or whenever you are AFK
5.Take A Discovery Break: 2 SB, located on the frontpage. Watch videos, anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Great to do while earning from Encrave or while doing nGage.
6.nGage: 2 SB, located on the frontpage. Watch videos, extremely similar to "Take A Discovery Break." Great to do with Encrave and "Take a Discovery Break."
7.Read: Temporarily unavailable as it's being improved.
8.Yaysave.com offer: 1 SB, located on front page. Simply click and check out this week's special offers to earn.
9.Watch this Video!: 1 SB, located on front page. Click and watch to earn.
10.Earn Two Swag Bucks: 2 SB, located on front page. Complete the Brand Activity.

I promise this site is worth it, I have earned almost 800 bucks (proof)
just from doing this stuff over the past couple of years.  Printing coupons, using it when you make purchases on affiliated sites, and of course running the mobile apps.  Have questions?  Feel free to get in touch with me and I will help you out.

15 November 2016

So I wrote a book, and published it!

So a lot has happened since we last talked on my blog.  I have been gone for quite some time.  Between work, a child, buying a house, moving around, figuring life out... I can now say I feel a little more settled than I have in the past 3 years.  I can't believe it has been that long everyone!  Holy cow...

So anyway I shared this with a bunch of you online that I was working on a novel for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and that it was going to be a romance story.  yes this was really weird for me too.  I don't write romance, I don't read romance, I don't normally have anything to do with romance stories because they are so fake and far from real life.  That is why it was a really hard challenge for me to expand my writing style into something I have never done before.  That was found through my book I titled "Escape".

Escape isn't the best book in the market, and honestly it isn't only 50K words which means it is relatively short.  The kind of book you find in paperback at airports for a fast read while on a ride home.  That's honestly the point.  It is more real, less drawn out, and aims straight for the point and for the heart.  I worked on it up until January 31st of 2016 and that is the publication date I chose to give it.  Here is the cover

Now those of you who are reading this blog will go "Hold up, that is written by Nathan Anderson... you are just lying to us all" let me explain.

I have been sitting with a publisher for the better part of a year hoping they will take my full length massive fantasy novel and I want it published under my name.  So I came up with another name for these shorter stories to make sure it didn't interfere with my other published works.  That way if you see this name you will know this is my name I choose to use for novella length stories I get out, and the ones under my real name are full length detailed novels.

Now you know my name is Tyson Young so where did Nathan Anderson come from?  My middle name is Andrew.  I spun it around with my first name to make Anderson 'Andrew' 'Son' get it?  So that makes sense.  I tried as best I could to use the T somewhere in the name, but nothing sounded organic so I slapped an H in there and went to town until Nathan came out.  So then became my new name for short novellas.

Here is a brief description for your pleasure

By Nathan Anderson

When young Kristina is so close to finishing school, she decides to get a job anywhere to get away from her pressing mother. A small music shop that is locally owned accepts her application, and from strange event to strange event she finds herself falling in love with one of the most unique people she has ever met. Will she have a chance to get away from her home town and controlling mother and realize her live as an artist or will she be stuck in the warm embrace of love and accept her life as it is?

If you are interested in getting a copy of this book it can be found everywhere!  I mean everywhere.

I know this is a shameless plug, but I need people to be aware that I am still working hard at what I promised I would do way back in the day.  I still want to become a full fledged full time author.  I am working on my second book titled "The Thirteenth Day" which is a horror thriller story and hopefully that can generate some more interest from a different crowd.

Anyway without further ado I hope that you all have a good evening and I will write you all soon enough!  For those of you who follow my YouTube account I plan on doing a little review of the book as well in future months to come, so remember to subscribe for more details on it!

05 September 2013

For all the Golden Locks

It was last year around April we heard some sad news that a family member was diagnosed with Cancer.  As a child I had a friend who passed away at an early age from Oligodendroglioma, but we together as a scout troop when he was diagnosed shaved our heads for him.  It was rather comical to see the eight of us gathered around, and from what I could tell it made him happy to have us all be a part of that with him.  I decided that since as a child I had joined my friend in a time of need by sharing something with him, that my family member deserved respect as well.  This time though instead of deciding to shave my head and join most of the family I grew my hair out to donate to Locks of Love.

If you haven't heard of the program I really do suggest that you look into it.  It has been a rather interesting journey of growing out my hair.  I am sure that those of you who have seen me have noticed that I keep it basically pulled back in a ponytail.  I couldn't figure out what to do with my hair, most men in our culture don't maintain long hair as often and style is just over my head.  I tried to see what male models were doing, but their hair looked horrible and I couldn't handle trying to impersonate someone I wasn't.  So long story short I just brushed it used oils and products to keep it healthy and took a lot of biotin to speed up the process.

I always have had strange hair for an Idahoan, so it wasn't that big of a deal to see me with long hair.  So below I have a picture of me at the beginning back in April of 2012 and a couple of photos of before and after below.  It is strange to think how quickly time can go by.  I hope that all of you who have joined the program or have benefited from the program have enjoyed your journey and result as much as I have.

The was from Warped Tour in June 2013 (if you can't tell I am the tall guy with dark black hair standing behind Aubrey)

This was from Charley's Wedding, Aubrey lost her shoe

And here was the fateful moment of when my hair was cut off and packaged up to be sent in.

And this is what I looked like after the cut.  I can tell you my head felt lighter.

Lastly this is what I look like 2 weeks after donation day.  Nothing extreme like my hairstyle I had when I was engaged, or the one I had when I got married, but still looking much better than day 1 after the cut.

This is 2 weeks after the donation day.  I feel much more like my old self, and I think I look younger as well can't go wrong with looking younger right?

Also just to relive the past here are a few pictures of my hair (Along with other fun events of my life hope you enjoy =])
This is from High School back in 2006.  My hair looked terrible after I had requested to get highlights.  She took it for bleach my entire head...

This was a Road Trip to go to a friends wedding, but we couldn't find the address and wound up eating pie and visiting the love interest (who in turn ended up being my Wife) back in 2009

Still from 2009 this was around Warped Tour

A band pic from Fake Safety Tips in later 2009

Our engagement Photos from March 2010

This is from our Reception, yet again another hairstyle in 2010

Spent a night on the Town with a friend 2010

This is me at work back in the beginning of 2011

Brie and I went to Lagoon, and my job was cool enough to let me have 3 colors in my hair 2011

This was around the time we decided that I was going to grow my hair out.  We were at the Idaho Falls Museum in 2012.

I couldn't resist posting the pirate pics, cause my hair totally reminded me of Pirates of the Caribbean Halloween 2012.

Anyway I hope that you enjoyed reliving my hairstyles of a past life, and I hope that I can continue to bring something fun to table every time you see me.

04 September 2013

2nd Sucks

The Title taken from an amazing Day to Remember song, I can only agree that getting 2nd place in a video game is the worst.  I know it has nothing to do with the actual song, but the video shows kids playing a Mortal Kombat type game in an underground arcade.  Also at the beginning of the Song it says "Fight" just like they do in Mortal Kombat.  How great was that old Super Nintendo game by the way?

Anyway that has nothing to do with this post at all.  I have to confess a recent addiction to all of you.  I once dabbled into it a few years ago from a suggestion by a co-worker.  At the time he said that he said that it could be a problem in the future, but I didn't seem to care.  I dove right in and started trying it out.  At first I thought that it would be time consuming, and decided to stop for a while, but recently the itch began to resurface and I had to finally cave into my minds desire.

I am addicted to Bloons Tower Defense 5 by Ninja Kiwi

It is horrible how fast you can drain away a day trying to pop Balloons with Dart Monkeys, or missiles, or whatever you can afford.  You over see a path that the bloons travel on, and your goal is to pop them before then can go from point A to point B.  It doesn't sound like much, but if you have ever played a tower defense game in the past you know the basic logistics of it.

You have a few options of how to play if you are interested.  You can always Play the game in a web browser for free on Ninja Kiwi's site Here is a link

Or if you are like me you can buy it for your tablet or iPad.  I don't suggest playing on a phone because it is extremely tiny if you try that (I attempted on my Galaxy S2 and it wasn't really worth it) though you can use the iPod touch or iPhone for it I still wouldn't suggest it.
Available for iOS
Available on Google Play

03 September 2013

Wii will rock U

Lately I have been perusing the inter-webs enjoying Google+ Commentary on new gaming systems that are on the horizon, including the PS4 and XBox One.  I am not going to lie, they look like great systems.  Though the part that truly bothers me is that the Wii U is completely disregarded by people.  I understand that no it doesn't have the highest specs that the PS4 is toting around, but who can argue with the proprietary games that Nintendo has published on their devices.  Ranging form Metroid to Zelda I can tell you that I am not feeling buyers Remorse.  Though most of the titles I do want are not yet released, I can tell you that I am anxiously engaged on Nintendo's forums and adds.  They have me hooked.  I can't wait for the new Smash Bros release, or the new Zelda (Or even the Zelda Wind Maker HD Re-release).  There is quite a bit of titles to get excited about.

I do feel sad for those game developers that are claiming the Wii U is under powered for their engines, even though a year ago some of the those companies released titles and claimed that the Wii U was so much easier to develop for.  I follow kickstarter regularly though excited when I see a new game that gets labeled with the Wii U as a stretch goal.  The future, though it seems to be bleeding with anger and hate from the online forums, seems to be a bit brighter for my little box of joy.  Another point to think about is price.  Nintendo made the device very affordable from the start, and recently pulled it down by fifty dollars.  The Wii U also has more titles released for it than the new consoles will have when they get released, and this year Nintendo has pumped out a ton of new titles for us all to enjoy.  Christmas is starting to look bright for those nerdy kids like me.

The Tablet controller was kind of different at first, I am not going to lie, but now I can't stand not having a map in the palm of my hands while playing other games.  I sat down on a PS3 the other day and tried to play Assassin's Creed, or Deus Ex Human Revolution, and started to get frustrated from the lack of controller functionality.  The screen gets cluttered with push a to see more menus or press here for your map.  I can say that having that second screen made gameplay on my HD TV look that much better.  I can't wait for Deus Ex to get released later this month.  If you haven't heard about it I will link a Trailer right here.

They upped some of the graphics, and that tablet support that debuts at the end just looks gorgeous.

Last point and I promise I am done being annoying.  My virtual titles purchases now have an HD upgrade.  All my already previously owned Wii titles work just fine with my Wii U.  I am glad that I never got any GameCube games, but come on who actually bought a game cube?  Once again that is another point to bring up, Nintendo has had bad systems in the past that flopped but the Wii U is stacking up nicely for those who already own a Wii.  I love having HDMI and better graphics.  I play Nintendo Land on a frequent basis and have had a tough time playing through ZombiU as well.  If you are one of the spec junkies you just wants the highest of the high then no you shouldn't get a Wii U, but if you like good graphics for a reasonable price then yes you should buy one today.

I hope that you all have a good week, good luck getting over the Tuesday Blues because yesterday was a holiday.