It’s possible to get paid hard cash just for searching the web with Qmee*. It just involves downloading an add-on that sits on your internet browser. You then search online as you normally would on Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo! or Bing.
Qmee will show extra results or adverts alongside normal search results (see picture). Some companies pay Qmee to appear in these ads, and Qmee gives you a cut of the cash. If the Qmee result interests you, click it and you’ll earn few pence, usually 7-15p.
The service is currently in beta (a software development trial stage), but we have good feedback from MoneySavers so far. Forumite The_Jakal says: “I’ve been using Qmee for three weeks and I’m on £14 now. I’m keen to see how much I can really make from this. I reckon at least £150 by Christmas.”
How to sign up
1. Sign up. Click this specific Qmee* link to sign up. It’s currently in beta trial phase, and you can only sign up though certain links. Follow the instructions to download an add-on for your browser (it works with Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer).
2. Search as normal. Search on Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo! or Bing. You should see the same results as usual, with extra (clearly labelled) Qmee results on the left-hand side.
Each link shows how much you’ll earn for clicking. It only shows relevant results, so you won’t see extra ones all the time.
3. Cash in. Sign into your Qmee account to see how much cash you’ve stashed. You can withdraw it using PayPal, and you don’t need to earn a minimum amount to do so.
Can I boost earnings by repeating searches?
No, just search for stuff as you would normally. Qmee says it only rewards genuine searches. You can’t beat the system by repeatedly clicking on the same advert or clicking from one to another quickly.
What does Qmee do with my data?
Only install the add-on if you are happy for the company to access to the data, including your browsing history. The exact data it can access varies by browser, but a list should pop up when you install the add-on.