Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Review: it worth your time?

As a contribution to the Proven Ways to Work From Home, which I realize has not been updated in some time, I have recently become a member of I was really excited about this opportunity to work from home in the beginning because it sounded like a legit way to actually earn some money. So I'll start from the beginning.

We are currently undergoing home renovation and I have been looking for more ways to contribute to the very expensive renovations we are doing so I did a quick internet search for companies that hire home workers. That is how I found

After clicking on the site link I was brought to a very basic page with a login bar and a video, the simplicity of this page made me a little skeptical, but I wanted to find out more so I clicked the link to get started and was brought to a "link to paypal" page which is required in order to get paid because the company pays you through paypal.

Once my paypal had been verified a waiting period commenced. I was informed that I would receive an email if my application was accepted so I waited and checked my inbox. It took 3 days for me to hear back from the company but my application was accepted so I logged into the site.

Upon logging in the first time I was prompted to watch a paid video ($1.00) which took a few minutes to load and was simply a welcome video. After completing that I had to read the instruction on how to listen to the calls and correctly categorize them and once the instructions were read I could begin.

I was disappointed to find that in fact this company is not a company that pays it's "employees" well. Instead you are paid on a "per call" basis and each call pays within a 0.7 to 2 cent range. This is not a very high payout for the time it takes to listen to the calls. In addition to the low payout there are many glitches that interfere with the listening process. You are able to listen to a number of calls in a row which you are then rewarded with a "bonus" for doing so, however in between a screen will open that says that the system does not like it when the page is refreshed so many times, even if you have not refreshed the page at all. When it appears you are stuck for awhile and when you are being paid based on the number of calls you are listening to this really interferes with the number of calls you are able to listen to.

Another issue that I have found is that you are penalized 3-4 cents if you make a mistake when categorizing a call. This is more than you were paid for the call in the first place. This makes it very difficult to get ahead, especially since the way that you are reviewed is by comparing your answers to two other reviewers answers and if the other two reviewers disagreed with your categorization then you are penalized. When this happens you not only have money taken out of your overall earnings but your accuracy also declines which takes away the higher paying calls.

Overall if you are wanting to make very little and you are willing to put in a lot of time for a small payout than might be for you. If you are looking to make a real income, one that can help pay your bills, I do not recommend

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Living Simplistically is Now Simplistic Journey

   I have begun a new chapter in my life and therefore a new blog. I have struggled with whether or not to keep Living Simplistically alive or *gasp* delete this blog and I have chosen to keep Living Simplistically alive. I have worked too hard and too long on this blog to say goodbye. However there will be definite changes occurring. I will be linking to my new blog; Simplistic Journey because I update that blog regularly, secondly I will still post on Living Simplistically when I have written something that is relevant to this blog. Otherwise you can continue reading my work by visiting my new blog.

   Simplistic Journey is a place where all of my interests collide in a neat and orderly fashion. It is actually like 5 blogs in one. I write about health, crafts, recipes, money savers, and of course my life. So from now on if you are wondering why Living Simplistically isn't being updated regularly that's why. But don't worry, I will continue writing on Living Simplistically when the topic is appropriate. 

   Until next time :)  

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Listerine; The Tingly Clean

   I was recently accepted to be a sampler of Listerine Cool Mint Mouthwash through Crowdtap. I was surprised when I received a large bottle of Listerine for myself and one to share with a friend. At the time I was not completely finished with the mouthwash I had been previously using; so I finished that and began using the Listerine to complete the 21 day challenge. I have to say I am extremely impressed and I will not be going back. My mouth has never felt cleaner!

   I have an obsession with brushing my teeth. I can't stand the "dirty mouth" feeling. On average I brush at least 3-4 times a day. However after switching to Listerine my mouth feels cleaner and stays cleaner longer. I still brush my teeth as much as I always have, but I love the clean feeling that follows rinsing with Listerine. Thank you Crowdtap for including me in the 21 day Listerine clean mouth challenge!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Herbal Essences Crowdtap Sample and Share

As many of you know I am a member of Crowdtap which allows me to be a part of some amazing opportunities. Recently I was accepted to be a part of the Herbal Essences body wash sample and share, and I have sampled so now it is time to share.

I received Hello Hydration Herbal Essences body wash. My first reaction was how awesome the color of blue they chose for this scent was. (Blue is my favorite color) I immediately unscrewed the lid and took a whiff. It smells amazing. So after running 2.5 miles (because I'm doing the weight loss/ exercise thing) I was in dire need of a shower;

I look pretty rough after a run. So I grabbed my sample and some of my other favorite "pamper me" items:

...and hopped in to refresh and relax after my run. Hello Hydration was amazing! It smells so good, lathers just the right amount, and I finished my shower feeling clean and smelling wonderfully. I attempted to take a picture but after 6 tries to take an after shower selfie looking relaxed I gave up. Sorry :(

If you would like to be a member of some amazing sample and shares all you have to do is become a member of Crowdtap, and the best part is that membership is absolutely free! There is no referral program for the site; simply go to and register. They have "quickhits" which are simple survey questions such as "Do you eat chocolate?" and then you choose "Yes", "No", "Sometimes" things like that. They have sample and share opportunities and other challenges and missions like decorating a roll of toilet paper to see who comes up with the most creative costume for their roll, (that was a Charmin contest), and other fun things. Each time you complete an action you earn points which give you entries into each months prize drawings. It's awesome to win the prizes, but I enjoy the sample an share even more. If you look back through some of my posts you'll see that I've received a free coat and a free swimming suit from Old Navy, toothpaste, mouthwash, body wash, and lots of other awesome things!
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