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Long before I started blogging, I was making money online by completing surveys online – I’ve always been fairly opinionated so being able to make money from this whilst watching TV felt like a bit of a no-brainer. I wasn’t making a fortune, just the odd Amazon voucher here or there which contributed towards Christmas or treats that we wouldn’t have otherwise been able to afford when I was on maternity leave. I was always interested in other ways of making extra money from the comfort of my own living room – who wouldn’t be?
What is 20Cogs?
I’ve recently been introduced to 20Cogs – now 20Cogs isn’t your average survey site. 20Cogs is an easy way to make money by completing tasks or “offers” including free trials or surveys. Once you’ve completed the task or “offer” you earn a cash reward which can be cashed out after you’ve completed 20 “cogs” – the average 20Cogs member cashes out over £200 at this stage making it perfect for those who need a little financial boost!
When you sign up for 20Cogs you are automatically given a £5 introductory bonus and then a further £5 for filling in an initial screener questionnaire with details about you and your interests – this is a really short questionnaire but means that 20Cogs can tailor their offers to your interests.
Watch out for Cogs with financial commitments!
The terms and conditions for payment of each Cog are really clear – and if you don’t want to take part in an offer you just request a new one. Some Cogs require you to sign up to a service so do be aware of what you are signing up for and if there are financial commitments around this – for example I was offered £6 to sign up for Readly, which cost me 99p – so I’m basically earning £5.01 for that – but if I forget to cancel the Readly subscription continues at £7.99 a month. You do need to be really vigilant about this – if you know you might forget to cancel things, you can choose to just click past those sorts of offers. I’ve also avoided signing up to bingo and gambling sites – obviously these are higher earning Cogs so skipping them means that when you hit your 20Cogs target and can cash out, your total earnings will be lower.
How long does it take to complete 20 “Cogs”?
Completing 20 “Cogs” should only take a few hours of your time in total – I did the first 5 Cogs in between doing other things online and had earned almost £50 in about an hour. However, once you start to click past the offers you don’t want to complete, you will eventually find yourself in a bit of a circle, with the offers having run out – meaning I haven’t been able to complete 20 “Cogs” in one sitting. (I’ll come back and update the post to let you know how long it takes me to get the illusive 20 “Cogs” and how much money I’ve made!)
There is a 30 day approval period before you can cash out your money so this isn’t instant money making but it is pretty easy!
Refer a friend
You can further boost your 20Cogs earnings through the generous refer a friend scheme. If your friend signs up for 20Cogs using your unique referral link, you’ll get a £20 bonus when your friend cashes out!
Have you tried 20Cogs yet? Or do you have other sites you like to use to boost the coffers?