12 Insanely Easy Ways to Get Paid for Searching the Web


Have you ever thought that of all the ways to earn money online, you could get paid for searching the web?

You can.

Today, the digital world is so diverse that there are many legitimate ways to earn money just by searching the things on the web.

It’s as simple as that.

If you are hooked onto your laptop and get on web for everything, then this post is going to show you some smart ways to get paid to search the internet.

Ready to get paid for searching the web?

Ask Wonder

As a wonder researcher, you will be researching things all over the internet and digging out the right answers to the questions asked. This is how it works, you select your question and gather all the data and information about it and post the answers back on Wonder.

The ‘Research Assistant’ as they are called are required to work really hard to find the relevant answers which are backed by legitimate sources.

You can apply for the role on their website filling up basic information. You also need to take a test which is almost similar to the kind of work you receive after getting hired.

Once you get hired you need to follow a set of guidelines and there is a lot of support to understand the job. The pay is around $8 to $20 depending on the kind of answers you provide. If you are really through with your research skills, then apply to be a Wonder Researcher.


What is the most trusted GPT site around? Swagbucks.

I have proof for this.

They have trustpilot score of 8.6, they give out over 7,000 gift cards every day and they have paid over $271 million in cash back and gift cards till now.

That says a lot about this amazing website. But that’s not all. Of all the ways you earn extra income with Swagbucks, searching the web is the most passive way. Just download the Swagbucks app to your browser and do your normal searches every day, you keep adding up ‘SBs’.

Another perk of using this browser extension is you get notified of any cash backs or bonus SBs when you shop online.

If you are going to do your usual web searching, then you better do it with Swagbucks, because they are giving you $5 bonus to sign up!

Unique Rewards

UniqueRewards has been around for a LONG time & is one of the ORIGINAL get-paid survey websites. Uniquerewards is an effective and fascinating way to earn some extra cash without leaving your home. They have been in business since 2003 and have proven their loyalty, reliability and first-class support to our members. They are indeed among the HIGHEST paying survey sites out there.


Qmee is a browser extension and rewards you to use your computer every day.

So, how does it work? You have to sign up with your email address and download the browser extension and start doing your online search as you normally do.

Occasionally a left sidebar comes up with ads and when you click on the ads you get paid around 4-6 cents for viewing the ad.

I know it does not sound like much, but because this is something you do every day, you can earn some extra cash to click the ads here and there.

Your earnings with Qmee depend on how many searches you do every day.


This is pretty similar to Swagbucks as it is a GPT site and Zoombucks offers a lot of ways where you can earn money on the side. One of the ways is by searching the web.

This site gives you ‘Zoombucks’ to do your usual searches every day through their interface. Though both Zoombucks and Swagbucks operate very similarly, how much you earn with search depends on your frequency of searching for both.

This website also has some other ways to earn like surveys, watching videos, cash back, etc.

They are also open to audience from all over the world like Swagbucks.


Another website that gives you extra money to search simply is CashCrate. You don’t have to install any toolbars or download any apps, just do your daily search through their website and the points add up.

You can earn $0.01 per search up to 10 times per day. It might seem low but consider how many searches you do every day and using a platform like this would make those searches paying ones.

CashCrate sends you a check once you accrue a minimum of $20 in your account.


This is the second most popular GPT site after Swagbucks, which has millions of members in US and UK. They have given out millions of gift cards and cash over the years, and one of their biggest earning features is searching the web.

Like other GPT sites you can do your normal search and earn around 1 cent (around 4 searches). The key to earning more with this is, search only using their website.

Apart from searching they have many ways to put extra cash in your pocket like doing some offers, watching TV, playing games, doing surveys, referring friends, etc. Sounds fun, right?!


Another addition to the GPT sites that pays extra bucks to do searches on the internet. With FusionCash, you need to download their toolbar and do your normal searches.
Though the pay is less (1 cent for four searches), it might add up quickly, if you use the web every day.

FusionCash has other ways to earn like watching videos, paid radio, reading emails and doing surveys.

The best part is, you get instant $5 when you sign up!


It cannot get easier than this. With MobileXpression, you need to download their app on to your smartphone or tablet. The app runs in the background and collects your data (nothing personal) about your browsing history and duration.

This data is studied for mobile browsing trends. As per their website, they confirm that the data is anonymous to the third party websites and none of your calls or texts are monitored.

So, how can you earn with MobileXpression?

You earn credits for your participation which can be redeemed for gift cards.

Another simple and most important passive way to earn money browsing on your phone.

Smart Panel

Ok, this might be another easy way to earn money passively to browse.

Smart Panel is backed by Verto Analytics and has been quite popular for earning extra cash without doing almost anything. How does this work? You need to download the app onto your mobile, and it records your data.

The data is anonymous, and it helps the brands to improve their products for consumers.

First of all, there is a $5 FREE bonus for signing up, and from there on, as you keep the app on your phone, you get paid every month ($5). There is also loyalty bonus for keeping the app.

Pretty passive income!

Nielsen Digital Voice

With Nielsen Digital, you just need to sign up on their website, download their app and keep browsing as you usually do. There is no doubt about the authenticity of the company, as it is backed by Nielsen.

You keep entering into draws once you register and you stand a chance to win prizes every month.

Don’t believe me? They payout $10,000 to over 400 users every month. That should say it all.

Cross Media Panel

This panel works similarly to the above panels. You just need to install their plugin and they record the data for improving the products and services. The data shared is totally anonymous.

You can earn $1 per device every week after you install the plugin and you can use up to 3 devices. You can use laptop, tablets, and smartphones for this panel.

You can redeem your payout for e-gift cards and more.

Another great way to get paid for searching the web,

Search Engine Evaluator

There is another completely non-techie way to earn good part-time income working from home filtering search engine results, which is pretty much browsing the web.

As a search engine evaluator, you will be working to rate and filter the search engine results of Google or Bing and match the user intent with the results.

You will have to follow a set of guidelines to do this job, and there are five major companies that hire for this position. The pay differs with the country you work in and the company. If this is something you are interested in, learn more about how to be a search engine evaluator.

Even with so much research, I am surprised sometimes that there are so many options to earn money on the side. It might be just watching videos or browsing the internet; these are things we do each and every day. And to earn a little cash while doing these things seems like a great thing to me.

Well, you are going to be hooked to your laptop doing your recipe searching or reading articles or browsing for that new movie, right?!

Why not earn some money while you are at it!!

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I am the Nerd of Fortune. I have been hustling from home (part-time) for about 15 years & working exclusively from home for several years – and loving it! I am a firm believer in making ‘working from home’ a success for everyone…

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