How to get paid to be online. (+ Kate Spade office giveaway)

*This post is sponsored by Qmee. All opinions and experiences are my own.


2 million Google searches happen every minute.

In this world of crazy-fast innovation and technological advancement, it’s about time you get paid to browse the web, don’t you think?

(Yeah, I think so, too).

Start-up web browser application Qmee is here, so whether you’re looking to start your future kids’ college fund or just cover your last-Friday-of-the-month cup o’ Joe, listen up.

Qmee is designed to reward you for the searching you already do (and it’s secure!). Upon signing up for the application, a little lime green Q will nestle in at the top of the right of your browser screen.

From there, you can easily keep track of the cents (and dollars) you earn through your regular web activity. Then, you literally just do yo’ thang per usual. As you ask Google questions as you normally do, Qmee will occasionally pop up on the left of your screen with a few suggested search results; each result will have a price tag on it, and it’ll pay you accordingly if you click. No worries though – Qmee doesn’t change search results at all. It’s still what would normally pop up on an otherwise normal and boring search query, but there are price tags involved. You might make anywhere from $0.05 to $1.00 on any given search, but over time, it adds up. And it’s all tracked in your nice little virtual Piggybank.

qmee icon

By the end of a month, your regular searches on the web could get you an extra $5 for a Starbucks treat, sent right to your PayPal account (so no bank account information is needed!). And Qmee is smart; only certain searches will earn you money, and there’s no set formula to let you in on which ones. This means that people can’t just sit around all day conning the system and making it big (sorry to all you big-time conmen and women out there…), and more Qmee money can be put in your bank at the end of the day.

My favorite part about Qmee? Qmee cares.

Instead of fueling your caffeinated fix, you can opt to have Qmee send your earnings to your choice charity, turning your routine Internet work into a do-good donation.

If you’re still not convinced, Qmee’s got the 411 on how they really work, with graphics and arrows and everything, so check it out and add it to your Chrome extensions pronto.

And if you’re not into coffee or charity, you could always revamp your desk space, right?

I’ve teamed up with Sydney and Rebecca to bring you a fun little giveaway, giving you the chance to win some sweet Kate Spade get-up for your work area (courtesy of Swoozies!).

The new partnership line has some waaaaaay pretty things, so I’ve collected a few of my faves below.

ks collage

Now, get to winning!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

AND FINALLY. Regardless of whether or not you’re into coffee, charity, or pretty things, you’re going to be into this girl. I’m so happy to introduce you to Kriselle from Livin’ and Lovin’, one of my sweet sponsors from the past month!


Say hi to Kriselle here!

I am a 20-year-old from Southern California with a wide range of interests–makeup, clothes, food, and Jesus–and Livin’ and Lovin’ Blog encompasses all of those interests into one place. It’s where I document my life and what I’m going through or loving (or hating) at the moment.

Why do you blog?

I blog because I love to write and I love to share my opinions with others. It’s also a nice place for me to be myself and use it as a way for me to relax.

What’s the best/worst/funniest/happiest moment you’ve had as a blogger?

The best moments I’ve had as a blogger are definitely when I get to meet and become friends with other bloggers in real life! I love the relationships I’ve developed as a result.

Name 4 things you’ve always wanted to do that you’re going to do this season.

I’m going to road trip with my friends, I’m also going to a good friend’s wedding during said road trip, I want to be in the mountains and witness snowfall in California, and I just want to spend the holidays with my boyfriend! (We’ve been together 4 years but still haven’t had the chance!)

Alright, dish out some recommendations for rookie bloggers.

Don’t focus on the business aspect of blogging so early. Focus on just writing and connecting with other people and bloggers and growth will happen naturally.


If you’re in the spirit of Halloween and plan on celebrating this week, Kriselle has some mad makeup skills and just so happens to look like Snow White. Just sayin’.

Are you going to hit download on Qmee? What will you get if you score the Kate Spade-Swoozies giveaway? Have you said hello to Kriselle yet?

Shout-outs to Kriselle, Sydney, Rebecca, Swoozies and Qmee for today’s mash-up shindig!


Are you happy today? If not, make it so.


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