Thursday, October 2, 2008

Get Paid to Post Sites

If you're the type who likes to chat, post discussions on forums and have an opinion on almost anything under the sun, signing up with get paid to post sites is definitely for you. Not only will you be able to do the things you like but you actually get paid for doing it. Here are three recommended sites:
1.) Mylot
Compared to other get paid to post sites, Mylot is kinda conservative in terms of payment. You only get paid 2 cents for every post that contains four to five lines and a cent for two to three liners. You also have to post relevant discussions. In Mylot quality is more important than quantity. Though it takes a long time to reach minimum payout which is $10, I still like this site because of the wide array of topics that can be discussed. From money matters to relationship problems to your favorite flavor of ice cream. Really anything. Plus, you get to meet alot of interesting people from all over the world. They pay via Paypal and Moneybookers.
2.) Web Trade Hut
I just signed up three days ago from this site and I'm already close to $3, spending like only an hour and a half per day. Another week and I'll probably reach the minimum payout of $10 already. An amazingly short time. Here in WTH, as most people call it, you get paid 4 cents for every thread you make and 3 cents for every posting. You're only allowed up to five threads in one day but unlimited posting. If you're after the money, you'll surely love this get paid to post site. They also use Paypal as their payment processor.
3.) Platinum Lounge
I love the look and feel of this site because it's young, fresh, and cool. Topics of discussions range from celebrity news, fashion, movies, music, sports etc. But they have the points system so I think it's quite hard to reach payout. Unless you have referrals, which earn you alot of points. Posting a thread gives you 50 points and replying in posts gives you 25 points. It doesn't matter how many lines you write, even one liners will earn you points. I'm a newbie here so I'm not so sure about the minimum payout. What I know is 10,000 points is equal to $1. They also pay via Paypal.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

First Slicethepie Payment

I was so happy this morning upon seeing an email from the site Slicethepie, a GPT (Get-Paid-To) Site. I have reached minimum payout from this site three days ago. Though it's just a little over 5 pounds, it's still great. At least I know that they're a legitimate site. And I got paid for all my effort. I actually signed up with this site just about a month ago and I've reached payout already. To think that I'm so busy with other things. In case it's unfamiliar to you guys, it's a site where you get paid to write reviews of music tracks. You enter a Scout Room and review the music after listening to it for 60 seconds. You're paid 0.03 pounds per track. That is, if you're a one star 'Scout' (that's the term they use for reviewers). But the pay per track increases as your Scout rating increases (though it's still vague to me how my Scout rating will increase). I also love it because they pay via Paypal and they pay really fast. You just have to be patient listening to some of the tracks since they're quite awful. Plus, you have to choose your words carefully since repetition of words is not allowed. But still, it's one highly recommended site.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sense and Scents-ibilities

I like wearing perfume. It makes me feel more feminine, clean, and fresh. I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels that way. Below are some facts about perfume that perfume lovers like me ought to know.
1.) Consider the climate or weather in choosing a perfume. Scent will evaporate sooner in warm weather and cold weather strengthens them.
2.) Never apply perfume behind the ears because the sebaceous glands in the area can affect the way the perfume smells.
3.) Don't try more than two scents at a time.
4.) Store your perfume, colognes, and eau de toilette in the refrigerator to lengthen their shelf life. Keep in mind that perfume can last up to three years from the date it was bottled.
5.) Know your skin type because scents stick longer on oily skin and evaporate faster on dry skin.

PTC Nightmare

For the nth time this morning I checked my Alertpay account. You see, I've been waiting for my payments in the various PTC (Paid to Click) Programs I've signed up with. But sadly not a single cent was added to the $3 I received from Neobux. I have reached the minimum payout of $10 for the site Foxcash, $12 for, $10 for Xclix, and another $10 for Earn3. All in the last week of July and I immediately requested for payment. I hope that I'll be paid this September but with all the DDOS attacks on several PTC sites and difficulty accessing most of these sites, I'm not even sure anymore if I would get paid. I hate to think that I spent countless hours clicking ads for nothing. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I'm actually waiting until the end of September and if I don't get paid, I guess I'll just have to quit all these PTC sites altogether.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Great Hair Day

The hair is our crowning glory. That's what most people say. I think so too. A bad haircut could make you look unattractive while a great one would make you look like a movie star. That's why it's so important to go to a salon that you truly trust and where you're sure would give you the best service there is. A couple of days ago I decided to get my long hair shortened to a more hip and modern style, none other than the bob. I went to the SM Mall of Asia because you can find almost all the top salons under one roof. I wanted to go to David's Salon but my cousin suggested that we go to the Headway Salon instead. I wanted to try something new and be adventurous for once so I agreed. Headway Salon offers many services such as haircutting, hair coloring, manicure, pedicure, threading, hand and foot spa, waxing, and shaving. We arrived very early so we were the first ones to be serviced, which made me really happy because I didn't like to wait. The hair stylist immediately cut my hair and I was a bit surprised because she didn't shampoo it. It turns out that you have a choice whether you want your hair to be shampooed or not. Haircut with shampoo costs P200 while without shampoo is just P150. This is actually great when you're in a hurry. I love my hair. The hairstylist was able to get the hairstyle I like and she worked really fast. The crew were all nice and very accomodating. I felt at home. But the thing I liked most in Headway Salon is it's interiors. The salon is split in half, with one side for men and the other side for women. It caters to all genders so both you and your partner can have a haircut. Even kids can have their haircuts. They are reasonably priced so everyone can afford their services. They even have a total hair treatment (hot oil with scalp therapy) which costs only P500. Go and visit Headway Salon to see for yourself. It's located at the 2nd Floor of the South Parking Area.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Slice the Pie and Workfromhomehq

I never thought that there are a gazillion PTC (Paid to Click) and GPT (Get Paid To) sites out there. Whatever your interests are or whatever reason you may have for joining online earning sites, whether you want to earn enough money and be able to quit your day job or join just for the hang of it, there's always a site for you.

I've mentioned in a previous post that I'm searching for more money making sites and I've discovered two. I actually learned about these sites from fellow mylotters who just like me, never seem to get tired of looking for the perfect Get Paid to site.

The first site is SlicethePie. Sounds interesting enough doesn't it? It's a site where you get paid to rate and write reviews of featured bands' and/or solo singers' singles (tracks). It's also called scouting. Once you sign-up for free, you can do as many scouting as you like. You enter a 'Scout Room' and press play to listen to a track. You can only start rating and reviewing after 60 seconds of listening to the track. Rookie scouts or 1 star scouts earn 0.03 pounds per track. But the rate goes up as your scouting level increases. You can see the tips on scouting in the FAQs. I actually like the site itself because all the questions you can possibly think of are answered. It has this cool, funky, and young feel to it. They pay thru Paypal as soon as you reach 5 pounds. But beware, there are alot of really awful sounding bands you'd have to listen to. This site is promising though, so I guess I would have to make that teeny weeny sacrifice.

The other site is called Workfromhomehq. This site pays you for posting ads. It's actually a copy/paste job. Once you sign-up with them, you'd also have to sign-up with because that's where you'll paste the ads. It may sound complicated but it's very easy. You'll have to listen to a 6-minute video tutorial by James Orr where he explains every step in detail. You get paid 0.15 cents per approved or verified posting. But the downside is you only get to post a maximum of 5 posts per day. Once you reach $20 you can request for payout thru Paypal.

I hope that signing-up with these sites are worth my time. I honestly have a strange feeling that they are.

Friday, September 5, 2008

My Beloved Laptop

I can't live without a computer. It has always been a big part of my life. Not only did I take up Computer Science in college but I have been working in the field of Information Technology for quite some time now. So when my old reliable HP desktop computer crashed, I immediately went to the mall, rented a computer and researched on which brand and model to purchase. I decided to buy a laptop since I want to bring my work anywhere I went and I've never owned one and wanted to try it. I chose Asus A8HE because from what I read and heard, performance wise it's up to par with the more sophisticated and popular brands such as Dell, Toshiba, HP, Compaq and Sony VAIO. I've been using it everyday for six months now and I must say that I'm very satisfied and happy with it. Not only is it reasonably priced (very affordable), light and sleek, but it also has so many features. It has a 14" wide TFT LCD screen that is easy on the eyes since it doesn't produce any radiation; Intel Duo T2130 Processor; 32-bit Operating System; built-in web camera; built-in microphone; built-in memory card reader which supports Secure Digital (SD), Multi-Media Card (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Select (MS Select), Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro, and Memory Stick Pro Duo; optical drive which supports CDs and DVDs and has CD-R and CD-RW capabilities; five USB 2.0 and 1.1 Ports; infrared port; Wireless LAN connection; bluetooth; and Express Card slot. It also comes with Windows Vista Starter. So if you're looking for a quality but cheap laptop, the Asus A8HE is the one for you. That I assure you.

The Crazy World of Miami Ink

This show is surely alot of fun. I instantly became a fan of this show the first time I watched it in Discovery Travel and Living. I'm not into tattoos but now I want to get one. But I want someone from Miami Ink to do the tattooing (hehe). This show chronicles the personal and professional lives of six tattoo artists; Ami James, Chris Nunez, Chris Garver, Darren Brass, Yoji Harada, and this new guy Tim from a shop in Miami Beach named Love Hate. It also tells the stories behind each customer's tattoo. Some are really very touching. But what's so interesting about this show are the artists themselves. Let's face it, there are still people out there who look at people with tattoos differently, especially those with almost half their bodies tattooed. But these guys are true artists. I'm amazed at how good and talented they are. I especially like Chris Garver who I think is the best and nicest among all of them. Even the artists themselves look up to him and ask his help when they're having trouble with a tattoo. I also like Ami James, one of the shop's owners. He's cranky most of the time and sometimes acts as if he's God, but in my opinion he's the most dedicated, at least as far as the shop's concerned and the one with the most colorful personality. Not at all afraid of what people would say about him. I must say I enjoyed it very much when he and Kat Von D (former artist in the shop) had a big fight. This is one refreshing and unique reality show that alot of people would surely love and enjoy.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Beauty Perfection at Your Fingertips

To look your best all it needs is a few easy steps and the right products. Here are some tips to help you achieve the perfect look.
  1. Cleanse and moisturize with the right products for your skin's needs before applying make-up.
  2. Apply creamy concealer under the eye to lighten dark circles up to the lashline and on the innermost corner of the eye using the concealer brush. Smooth and blend concealer by gently patting with the fingers. For very dark circles, start with pink or peach-toned corrector then layer on with concealer.
  3. Use a make-up sponge or your fingers to spot-apply foundation where skin needs to be even out, that is around the nose and mouth. For all-over coverage use a foundation brush to apply and blend foundation.
  4. For long wear, crease-free look, apply loose powder in pale yellow over concealer using an eye blender brush or mini powder puff.
  5. Using a powder puff or powder brush, apply powder in your correct skin tone shade to the rest of your face. Dust powder only around the nose and forehead if skin is dry.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Saving 101

We're living in tough times. With prices of almost all basic commodities rising, as well as gasoline and energy, we should start learning how we can at least save on some things. Here's a list of some energy saving tips that I hope will help:

  1. Instead of using airconditioners, use electric fans and evaporative coolers instead. They consume only 1/4 the energy of airconditioners. If you don't want to use electric fans, make sure that the airconditioner filters are clean because dirty filters block airflow through your heating and cooling systems, increasing your energy bill.
  2. Turn off lights, computers or laptops, TVs and other gadgets when not in use. Unplug DVD players, TVs, and other electronic appliances when not in use.
  3. Hang clothes to dry using indoor drying racks or outside on clotheslines. Check for leaks in faucets and save gallons of water.
  4. Activate sleep features on laptops and other electronic equipment that power down when not in use for a while. Turn off equipment during longer periods of non-use to cut energy costs and improve longevity. Unplug chargers, digital cameras, and other personal gadgets.
  5. Drive the most economical car you have most often if you have more than one car. Avoid hard braking, accelerate gently and drive at a steady speed. By doing this, you can save up to 30% on your fuel bills. Consider car pooling and combine multiple trips into one journey. Keep tires inflated to the correct pressure because under inflated tires can cause up to 6% increase in fuel consumption.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Want to Lose Weight? Try These Tips

1.) Sleep More
Studies show that adding 1 hour of sleep to your sleeping schedule could make you drop up to 14 pounds. Further studies say that you'll likely eat 6% less if you replaced 60 minutes of awake time with an hour of sleep.
2.) Laugh
Researchers from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee found that a fit of giggles doesn't just boost immunity and cut stress levels, but also burns calories.
3.) Self-Tanner
Darker skin can give the illusion of having shaved off 5 to 7 pounds by masking problem areas like the belly and thighs. Self-tanners also masks stretch marks and cellulite.

My Favorite Pasta Recipe

Since it was a holiday yesterday and the whole family was in, I decided to cook my favorite pasta recipe, the Spaghetti Carbonara. I've been cooking this recipe for the longest time and it never loses its appeal. It really is delicious. This recipe is actually from my collection of Del Monte Kitchenomics recipes. I like cooking this especially when my friends are around because it's easy to prepare and doesn't have much ingredients so it's budget-friendly. They just can't stop giving me praises for my cooking. Though I don't cook often and I'm not good at it, with this recipe it seems as if I'm one of the contestants of Top Chef. The ingredients that you'll need are spaghetti, butter, beef bouillon, evaporated milk, water, parmesan or cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, and
all-purpose cream. Melt the butter or margarine in a saucepan. Saute bouillon and add milk, water and cheese. Then season with salt and pepper. Simmer for three minutes and stir in all-purpose cream. Lastly, pour over or blend the sauce with the cooked Del Monte Spaghetti. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3. So the next time a special occassion happens or even if it's just an ordinary day and you want to indulge, cook the Spaghetti Carbonara.

The Wonderful World of PTC and GPT Sites

Last month while surfing the internet for online finds I came across an advertisement in saying that I could earn extra money by just viewing/clicking ads for 30 seconds and that payment would be in dollars (I couldn't believe it at first). Since I wanted to save for a new cellphone (LG touchscreen phone), I gave it a try. I signed-up for several PTC (Paid-to-click) programs (no sweat since it's free) like, xclix, neobux, foxcash, earn3, and If you want to earn more you have to get alot of referrals. I've already reached payout for and xclix and am awaiting payment. As for neobux, I've been paid already. Since I wanted to earn some more (that's how much I want the cellphone), I surfed the internet again for more money making opportunities. I found GPT (Get-Paid-to) sites, where you get paid to read emails, take surveys, complete offers, search the internet, and write reviews, among a few. I joined in several sites like Cash Crate, Hits4pay, Surveysavvy, Global Test Market, Scour,
Homepage Friends, Mylot, and Review Stream. Among all the GPT sites I mentioned the one I like most is Review Stream because I like writing. In Review Stream you get paid to write reviews of almost everything like movies, music, restaurants, recipes, products etc. For every review that meets all the requirements or criteria, you are paid $2. If some requirements are met but not all of them, you are paid the bulk rate of $0.40. Minimum payout is $50 (not very hard to reach if you write 3 reviews a day). You just have to lessen grammatical and spelling errors for your review to get accepted and write at least 200 words. I'm about to reach payout in a few days and I'm really very excited. Until now I'm still searching for more money making sites and as soon as I sign-up with any of them I'll write about it here in my blog. Earning money is not easy but it's not hard either if you're very patient, resourceful, and you exert enough effort into your ventures.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Great Michael Phelps

From the opening rites last August 8, 2008, I make it a point to watch the Olympics whenever I can. It's only once in four years so I might as well enjoy it. The swimming events are really very exciting. My countrymen didn't win anything but they at least broke their respective records (go! go! Philippines!). But the highlight of the whole Olympics (at least that's what I think) is the record 8 gold medals of American Michael Phelps (the most number of gold medals in the swimming event was formerly held by fellow American Mark Spitz with 7 gold medals). I saw the finals of the 400-meter medley relay this morning and it was awesome! Really historical for Michael Phelps. I don't know if anyone could duplicate his feat in the next few years but it sure is very difficult to surpass. With alot of hard work, determination and the right attitude, I'm sure anyone can be the next Michael Phelps.