A Review of Inbox Dollars

In this week’s entry, I’m going to do a review of Inbox Dollars. This site is an interesting one because it pays you to do all sorts of things. If you read an e-mail, you get paid. Get paid to watch videos? Yup, that too! You can make money doing things you already do and all while in your jammies!

So, what are some of the benefits of joining Inbox Dollars? Well, first off you get a $5 bonus just for joining. Talk about an easy bit of money, right?!

Other Benefits

  1. Getting paid to take surveys
  2. It’s free!
  3. Getting paid to do free trials
  4. Earning money for simply reading their emails as I stated before
  5. Earning money for referring your friends

Downsides of Inbox Dollars

There are some downsides to using Inbox Dollars. They range from taking a lot of time to reach the $30 threshold to having to sign up for paid offers to get paid. I’m not saying these are horrible things, but it makes this particular option tough. The downsides I’ve seen since using Inbox Dollars are:

  1. It can take a long time to reach the $30 payout threshold
  2. Paid e-mails are only worth .01 each.
  3. Paid offers often are trials so you have to make sure you cancel.
  4. The survey offers are decent but in the end, you may end up with a cluttered inbox which can be very frustrating.
  5. Once you get started, it can be tough to recruit friends to join you even though there’s a $5 sign up bonus

As you can see, the downsides are there but so are the benefits. It’s all going to depend on how you view the website and what offers you decide to do. Ask yourself how many companies do you want having your e-mail address. That could be a deal breaker. I would even encourage you to set up a dummy e-mail address just for this particular site.

In conclusion, I personally like Inbox Dollars but you are NOT going to get rich off of it. It’s important for me to say that. Just like anything else, it will take time. That’s not to say you cannot make a few bucks and have it go right into your bank account 🙂

Thank you for reading a review of Inbox Dollars! Click my link to get started. Happy earning!

To read my last entry about Work/Life Balance click here

The Work-Life Balance

The Work-Life Balance is one of the toughest things for a freelancer to understand. If you work in your jammies each day, there will always be things to pull your focus. Maybe you have kids, maybe you have other things to do. The point is, you also have a life and a job that needs to be done. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links***

For me, maintaining the work-life balance comes down to a few simple things. They don’t have to be done all at once but, given enough time, you may be able to successfully integrate them into your comfortable work environment.

To get this mysterious work-life balance, I suggest these

Steps:

  1. Set out time each day to step away from your work. You can do this with exercise or chores around the house.
  2. Make as much as you can work automatically. Set up editorial calendars, etc.
  3. Get a Virtual Assistant to help you out ( I know a great one right here!)
  4. Ask your family to be supportive of your business. That’s right, family and loved ones will be your best ally for success.
  5. Last, but not least, use every tool at your disposal including trips to the gym, if you go or even a simple walk with the dog to clear your head.

I promise you will have a greater work-life balance as you work toward your goals if you remember these simple rules. Now, I’m no expert on the matter but I find these to be true for myself. When you work toward these steps, as I have you’ll most assuredly see potentially greater success for you and your blog/business.

To read my last entry My Interview with Jason Iannone feel free to click that link! I think you will enjoy it. He gave some wonderful advice in it 🙂 He is a great friend and was kind enough to provide his wonderful insights.