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!