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It’s my own fault!

Does admitting that you are a freak make you less of one? In hopes that it does, I’m going to confess a little of my freakishness to you today.

In February of 2008 I got new job. It was a desk job … the first one I’ve ever had. I knew that this job would come with some down time. Time to read, cruise the Internet etc.

I immediately started looking for ways to make money. There are tons of jobs that you can supposedly do (while you’re at work) if you just have a computer and a few spare minutes of time here and there.

One opportunity that I found was through a company called Inbox Dollars. My understanding was you would earn money by reading advertisement email and taking surveys. They also have special offers sometimes where you can earn a little extra.

The first catch was that you could not request for them to send you a check until you had earned $30.00. That’s not much money … shouldn’t take too long , right?

Well … today is May of 2009 … over a year later and I just requested my first check. I received .02 for every email I read. There were surveys where you could earn up to .50 but I never qualified. I got $5 for joining a promotional Netflix thing, and I earned $4 by getting to 1,000,000 points on a game.

Around March I was up to about $25. My plan was to get to $30 request my check and be done. I finally got to the 1,000,000 points to earn the $4 that would put me close to my $30. It took six weeks for them to credit the $4. By then I had read enough email to earn about $5. So today, May 4, I logged into my account to request my check. My total earnings were $34.17. I click the button and it asks, “Would you like to request a check for $31.17?” A little confused I read the fine print and find that there is a $3.00 processing fee. (Do you know how many advertisements I read to earn that $3.00?)

Anyway … I request the check.

I am about to deactivate my account when I read another little pop-up that says, “Your check will be mailed out on July 1, 2009. You must have an active account or the check will not be mailed.” So, they’re going to string me along for two more months. By then I will have earned enough to entice me to hang on until I get to $30 and the cycle begins all over again. AARRGGHH.

Please tell me … has anyone found a get rich quick plan that actually works?

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Comments on: "It’s my own fault!" (4)

  1. Paige, I do not think that there are any get rich quick schemes that work. I really enjoy listening to your stories. I laugh every day with you. That makes my job that more enjoyable. I love it as it is… its like your an added bonus. Thanks for the good laughs.

    Cyndi

    OH, CYNDI, SURELY THERE IS ONE GET RICH IDEA THAT WE HAVEN’T COME ACROSS … WE HAVE TO HAVE HOPE.

    I LOVE LAUGHING WITH YOU GUYS EVERYDAY. I LOOK FORWARD TO GOING TO WORK … NOT MANY PEOPLE CAN SAY THAT.

  2. As your boss, I don’t know if I should comment on this or not!! LOL No really I don’t mind…you might as well be doing something to make money. Reading doesn’t pay cash and msn game badges do not have monetary value so…

    I love that God provided a place for us to all work that is so laid back and fun. I love the way that we get along and that it is ok to just “BE” sometimes, ya know what I mean? We don’t have to be ON all the time with each other. There is no in-your-face sort of relationships any longer. God is good!!

    If you find a get rich quick scheme and you actually get rich, I may ask for a little kick back or something!! hehehe

    IF I FIND THAT GET RICH QUICK THING … I WILL BE SURE TO KICK SOME YOUR WAY. IT’S TOO BAD THOSE BADGES AREN’T WORTH CASH … WE WOULD BE DOING WELL.

    I’VE NEVER WORKED ANYWHERE THAT WAS SO LAID BACK AND EASY GOING. IT IS A UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT … THAT’S FOR SURE.

  3. Take your $30 to Vegas……usually getting rich quick involves MAJOR risk! Vegas should do!

    IF I DID THE PENNY SLOTS MY $30 WOULD AT LEAST ALLOW ME A TIME OF DISTRACTION. WONDER HOW LONG IT WOULD TAKE ME TO BURN THROUGH 300 PENNIES?!

  4. You could rob banks. It worked in the movie “Bandits” and as you know, movies depict things that could really happen. I bet you’re smart enough to be a successful bank-robber.

    I HAVE WATCHED ENOUGH TRUE CRIME SHOWS TO WARRANT A DEGREE. I KEEP THINKING IT WILL TEACH ME HOW TO COMMIT THE PERFECT CRIME, BUT ALL I’M LEARNING IS HOW TO SOLVE THEM. SO, ALTHOUGH I AGREE, I AM SMART ENOUGH TO BE A SUCCESSFUL BANK-ROBBER … I’M NOT STUPID ENOUGH TO ATTEMPT IT.

    BUT … MAYBE IF I WATCH BANDITS ENOUGH TIMES I COULD FIGURE SOMETHING OUT. HMMM …

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