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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Get paid to Search!

I came across a cool search engine recently... Scour

(for people who don't know what a search engine is... just one word: Google! If you don't know what Google is, don't worry, just read on :))

They actually pay you to search (in points) which you can then redeem for money! (as far as i could understand it)

Now before you get all excited and start typing out your resignation letter for your job... it's not really BIG bucks... but you could end up with about $200-$500 extra every year, for what you anyways do... Search the web! and that's not bad :)

The system is very simple, for every search, you get 1 point, you will also get 1 point for rating the results (thumbs up or down) and 2 points for adding a short comment to a search... each search you can get maximum 4 points and a daily maximum of 500 points... you can redeem as soon as you have 6500 points...

+ you can refer others... if they join through your referral, then you get 25% of whatever they earn... sounded very cool indeed to me :)

25,000 points = $100
12,500 points = $50
6,500 points = $25



In 2 days i have already racked up 700 points! :)

On your Profile page, they have a nice calculator about how much money you could potentially expect to make if you search x times daily and introduce y friends...

One problem is that the search is not as fast as google, but then it searches many engines before displaying what it considers the most relevant result based on previous comments and votes of other users... and so you are more assured of getting relevant results... even so the search time should improve a lot in a while...

Oh, and did i mention that its a completely free service?! :)

So to start getting paid to search... just click here and join up!

and yes, if you join through the above link, you will earn me some money as well whenever you use scour to search! :)

Now if only some company out there comes up with a way to pay every time we search for something we lost... then a lot of people could really go ahead and type out that resignation letter...

Jai Gurudeva!
love
bawa

PS If you got some extra invites from my side from scour, it's my fault... i pressed the invite button mistakenly while everyone in my contact book was selected (i never do this...), and the power went, so the net was down, when power was back i did it again *blush* coz i thought it would take me to some confirm page... it just said thank you very much for sending the invites out :) so do be careful when you do this :)

PPS If you are using IE (Yuck) or Firefox (wow!) then Scour can be made your default search engine... find goodies (its on the top right corner of the page) and click it, then click on the Firefox Plugin or the IE Plugin and you are done!

PPSS Do you guys like these type of posts? Would you like more of these posts that could potentially help all of us generate alternative income streams? Please comment... as usual this post is here, coz i thought the concept of Scour really Sounds Interesting... :)  

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35 comments:

roly said...

cool post Bau........ nice way to get some good easy pocket money ;)

jai gurudeva.....

bhawana kapoor said...

Yes Bau...these kinda posts are interesting too. However, they 'd be interestinger if I had contacts as many (or more) as Yours :))))))
Interestinger
And congrats for your 700 points....
Jai gurudeva

Bhanu said...

Yep bhaiya, such posts definitely rock!! and so do u...

Happy earning to all :)

Love,
Jai Gurudeva
Bhanuja

Swaroop said...

Hi Bawa,
I think these kind of posts are really interesting and fall under the category 2 (Category 1 is no doubt stories and experiences with Guruji). I am joining this with twin objectives -
1) Ofcourse it means money to me
2) It means money to you...which means money to the ART OF LIVING.
Thanks,
Swaroop

Vishal said...

thank you

Anupam Gupta said...

Jai Gurudev...

well this sounds pretty cool....lets hope we all can earn a few dollars then...hehe...

oh and i was wondering about the triple invitations....pretty weird..hehe...but no problems...its always warming to see Khurshed in the mail received column...hehe

Love
Anupam.

Prakirtee said...

hey bawa that's amazing.. I mean I've been spending like crazy throughout last month and now I'm almost broke. To top it all, I'm really looking forward to come back to india for navratri. So, gaining few extra bucks is never too much ;)
thanks loads and ya such posts will definitely be most welcome, like all the rest :)

O.A.K. Tree said...

Despite ur tight schedule how do u take out time to stumble upon such cool sites?!?

U really rock, bau.

and do write posts on such subjects ... would love to read it.
Jai gurudev!

Abhishek Suryawanshi said...

Amazing yaar!!!!!!!!

I got 550 Points in an hour! ;)

Really really thnaks!!!!!!!!

SAURABH said...

hey bau,
your session on math at pune was really rockin............for the first in my life i felt like i was really learning math and enjoying!
pls start posting some math on the blog!

amit said...

...definitely bau, we woud love to learn more about such alternative ways of income....
....bau u rock!!!
...jgd
...amit

OH!! I AM BLESSED said...

Jai Gurudev Bau!!!

I have already started to search thru scour and am helping to grow ur points :P .
Yes bau these kinds of Post are really helpful, and would appreciate if u could post more. finally everything that displays on this blog is wonderful to read. :)

Thanks a TON!! and just FYI.... I am using WOW Browser :)

Jai Gurudev!!

BHARAT B BAJAJ said...

Cooooooooool post.....

hey, visit www.songofgod.blogspot.com, hope you have a nice time, had i so much traffic on my blog no doubt it would have been fun to get paid for search. anyway congrats for your 700 points that you earned,your such posts will be most welcome

Anonymous said...

Dear Bawa,
its gr8 to read such kinda posts and ever1 shud take it seriously.

but i have rcvd mails regarding Google AdSense...and i found it more fruitful than this one...i would like to know more about it from u bcz i think i shud play it. its worth giving a shot...n if u know anyone who is into it, den it would be of gr8 help to me if u gimme d contact details....

Regards
Deep

Anonymous said...

ya bau...am looking for such things ...it really helps :)

monika said...

Hi Bawa,
I have read the P.S. like 6 times and every time I read it I laugh at least for 5 minutes. Since I was home alone I laughed as hard and loud as I could. My neighbours definitely must think something is wrong with me. It’s not always that you see the flawless teacher make a mistake and then write an accurate detail of how it happened. Well, I was careful and didn’t do it. But I got so buffed up with this whole points thing I made a mistake. It is so embarassing. But after reading this it won’t seem so embarassing. Well it involves 1. Spending money to start the points system.
2. Some free beauty treatment in a UNISEX saloon. 3.Free dental treatment worth Rs. 1000 (I am checking my teeth to find something to do to them in the next 12 days). Well you can laugh all you want about it. Its payback time. After I am done laughing I’ll write about the search engine. Still understanding it.

Jai Gurudev

Priya said...

it was so good to see Khurshed on my mail box... :)

bhawana kapoor said...

Jai Gurudev
The latest post on my blog is on you Bau. You gotta read it..
:)

nirmit19 said...

thanks bhaiyya for helping us add to our green currency

and when are u coming to ashram bhaiyya

jaigurudev

love

nirmit19

Taran said...

Yeah Bawa... Please post more of such entries... some extra bucks in my pocket will be definitely what i look forward to... ;-)

Dilkhush Singh Kohli said...

WOW :)

Really sounds interesting... Yes, more of such kinda posts would be really cool ;)

Jai Guru Dev :)

Monica said...

obviously Baws, keep such mails on mutual fayda coming.
:)

sauvs said...

Yes bau I like these type of posts.plz keep keep posting in the future n thanx for the information.Jai Gurudev!

Manish Panchmatia said...

Bawa and all,

Ideas for extra income are always welcome.

I got such idea from an earlier post by Bawa on this blog about Google ads.

I put Google ads at my homepage and at my Google gadgets. Daily aggregate 1000+ hits. Out of 1000, few people click on the advertisement. Wow. Now, without doing anything I am earning something. I started just about 1 month back and so far I earned $ ... No, As per Google policy, I should not disclose that number :)

Here are my Google gadgets related to Art of Living
http://www.geocities.com/panchmatia_manish/AoLGGadgets.htm

And other gadgets.
http://www.geocities.com/panchmatia_manish/GGadgets.html

Jai Gurudev

Manish

Taran said...

Scour is amazing!!!!!!!

i am on 400 points as yet....

Taran said...

Bawa,

is there limit on the number of searches we can do on scour per day??

also, how do i redeem the money? do i need a visa card for that?

tulika said...

wow!!!this is amazin ....im using scour to go through your blog :)to add some more points to yours and mine too.....thanks bau....
jgd!!!

Saleel Pulekar said...

yes bau, extra income posts are always welcome ;-)

anshuman said...

really bawa....is can really give us good income and add to our germeny trip budget just by searching on our pc's..really great idea....

jaigurudev....!!
anshuman

Abhilasha said...

okay Bau thats too much math for me:) but yes the resignation idea is always good.
How do u manage to write so well..amazing!!

Love
Abhilasha

sunil said...

i found scour faster than google, bau.
well really easy way to earn:)

jgd

richa said...

jgd bau....
plz do keep posting like this.. it might reallly help

aparna said...

Jai Gurudev!

Bawa i have been seeing a lot of site that pay you to click links. some based on survey. eg: emailpaysu.com , clixsense.com

can you highlight on its pros and cons?

data entry jobs? like this http://www.netjobs4all.com/ ?

Saurabh Kalaskar said...

bau
this scour is very unrelible...
just search this keyword and see what result it gives...

shravanth said...

yes bawa...i for one would love to know more about things like this where the money comes for stuff we anyways do.......thanks

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