We all want to make easy money online.
We want the process to be as simple as downloading an app that will give us rewards we can actually benefit from.
If you've ever come across these opportunities online, you'll likely dismiss it as too good to be true.
This is why people like me exist to tell you when something is as good as it is true.
A few months ago I came across Nielsen Computer & Mobile Panel, which is a research company that wants to learn more about our internet habits.
If the name sounds familiar to you, they're the company that tracks TV ratings.
Nielsen Panel will pay users for just downloading their app on their smartphone, tablet, or laptop.
The only thing they ask for in return is to anonymously follow your internet behavior and overall usage.
I'm sure you have a lot of questions, so let me get into exactly how you can benefit from downloading their software on your devices and what you should keep in mind.
Nielsen Panel will pay you $50 a year for just keeping the app on your device. It's that easy.
The app is free, and the more devices you connect, the more rewards you'll receive.
They offer Amazon gift cards, all sorts of merchandise, restaurant gift card, retail e-vouchers, sweepstakes entries and more.
Every month, you could be eligible to win prizes like $1,000 cash. They choose 400 winners, so there's a high probability that you can win one of their big prizes.
You get all these benefits without having the app slow down your computer or smartphone. Nielsen Panel guarantees this won't happen and I haven't had any issues so far.
What To Keep In Mind
It's understandable to be wary about applications that follow what you do online, but let's be real, every application does this.
Unfortunately, most of these apps gather your information in secret.
Nielsen Panel, on the other hand, will tell you what information they need from you and how they will follow your internet usage.
The app sends only anonymous data about your usage, which may not be the case for other applications that gather your info without you even knowing it.
Nielsen also never collects your user IDs, passwords, or other private information.
The company uses all the information they collect to help businesses offer better services to you. At the end of the day, it's a win-win.
Applications are using your information for free, it's time you get paid for it!
How To Sign Up
Before you download the app, register on the Nielsen Panel website.
It takes about five minutes to fill out a survey. They'll only ask for general information like your name and where you live, the kind of devices you own, and how many people live in your home.
Once that's done you're ready to download their app or software, and you won't have to do much after that.
I've redeemed iTunes and Walmart gift cards so far, but you can choose whatever you like.