April 22nd, 2008 Add Your Comments Bookmark and Share

I know that lots of people turn their noses up when I tell them that I make some of my money online from filling in surveys. To be honest I don’t care, I spend anywhere from 8 to 12 hours a day with my head buried in web pages, software coding or internet marketing and a couple of 5 minute “no brainer” breaks a day are quite welcome, the fact you can get paid is a bit of a bonus. Now there is a way to make money from people like me who do surveys, other than promoting survey lists through ClickBank. You can now refer people and get paid each time they complete a survey. Get more than a few active users and this becomes a much better payment model for affiliate marketers who are interested in this niche.

Casharella (yeah bad name I know) are the newly released affiliate wing for Planet Panel surveys and they want to encourage affiliates to build thier own little (or not so little) harems of survey participants. For the first survey that each new referral completes you will be paid €1, for each survey after that it’s €0.25. Now I know this doesn’t sound a lot but say for example you referred me 12 months ago. I’m not exactly overly active but conservatively I do 2 surveys a day, you’ve just made €175. The thing with surveys is that once you do a few they become addictive (My wifes sister spends 3 hours a night filling in surveys and entering online competitions!) I know that just by word of mouth I’ve referred 6 friends and family who do at least one survey a day each. I haven’t been paid a penny for that, if Casharella was around at the time then I’d have made a nice bit of money.

As with all these rolling commission based referral programs the key is getting the numbers in. Refer enough active users and you will do really well out of it. The best way of making that reality is to jump on any new program early before everybody else starts promoting it. I’m always a bit reluctant about recommending any new affiliate program until I’ve had enough time to give them a propper go but I’ve already made some money using Casharella so I’m happy enough to post about it.

(Just to make things clear that payment currency is Euros and not Dollars, for any of us on the Eastern side of the Atlantic that makes a big difference).