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The Easiest Way To Make Money Online

A lot of the articles and posts I’ve written so far have been covering the more advanced topics of how to use SEO, PPC and affiliate marketing to make money for your site. Apart from these skills, you obviously need to have some web design and programming skills, not to mention hosting, domains and everything that comes with being a webmaster.

However, there are a lot of ways to make money online without even having a website. Today I want to give a beginners’ guide to, Subvert & Profit. In a nutshell, you sign up and get paid to Digg and StumbleUpon specified sites. If you’re already a veteran Digger & Stumbler, you probably want to go straight ahead and sign up, and skip to the “S&P Tips section” at the end to get tips on how to get the most out of S&P and how not to get your accounts banned. I’ve already talked about using Subvert & Profit from the advertiser side to exploit Digg for links. Today I’m going to talk about using it from the social user side and earning yourself some easy cash.

Get a PayPal Account
I imagine just about everyone has one of these. I rarely meet a person that doesn’t. S&P pays via PayPal, so if you haven’t got a PayPal account, you’re going to need to go to www.paypal.com and sign up. C’mon… You got a PayPal Account, right?…

Sign up to Digg
Whether or not you already have a Digg account, it’s best to go and sign up for another one. Head over to digg.com and in the top right corner hit “Join Now”. Signing up to Digg is a pretty simple affair, so fill out the form and activate from the e-mail.

Sign up to StumbleUpon
StumbleUpon is a network of almost 3 million members using the “StumbleUpon Toolbar”, which is a neat little bar that allows you to give a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” to any web page you’re currently on. When you’re not voting for pages, you can click “Stumble!” and be taking to highly user-rated pages on topics that you specify in your profile. Nip over to stumbleupon.com and click their “Join StumbleUpon Today” link. You will have to sign up and download the StumbleUpon Toolbar. There is version for both Internet Explorer and Firefox and it’s not very intrusive and can be quite fun when you’re not just making money from it!

Sign up to Subvert & Profit.com
I know all of this signing up is a chore, but this is the last one – so almost there! Hoss over to subvertandprofit.com and enter your e-mail address that you use for PayPal. This will give you access to the sign up form.

Fill out all of the usual sign up gumph then check your inbox for the activation e-mail.

Set up Subvert & Profit
Once you first login to S&P you’ll need to have your Digg and Stumble usernames handy. These are entered into your profile and they will give you a verification task of a story to Digg & Stumble. They will then have to verify your actions, which can take a few hours. So go put the kettle on. Make the tea. Drink the tea. Then probably make and eat dinner as well.

Ready to rock!
We should be all ready to go out there and make some money now. Subvert is a dead easy system, they will send you an e-mail every time they have a new task for you (most days generally). Then you login and follow the request URLs and either Digg or Stumble them. (There’s two sections here, one for Digging and one for Stumbling – so get it right!). Every time you Stumble or Digg a story you get paid $0.50. Now, say you’ve got 6 stories to Digg/Stumble, you can open all 6 URLs at once and it will take around 30 seconds to complete the Digging and Stumbling. This essentially works out as earning $360 per hour for your time.

Digging Pages
Sometimes, S&P will pop you directly to the story on Digg.com, so it’s nice and easy – just login and hit the “Digg This” button. On other occasions, you will land directly on the page/article that is being Dugg. If this happens, there will be a “Digg This” button or link, somewhere on the article. So just have a quick scan and you should be able to see it. Another $0.50 in the bank.

Stumbling Pages
Stumbling is a dead simple affair. When you land on the page, no searching around – just hit the “I like it” thumbs up button on your browser toolbar. Sometimes you are the first person to Stumble a page, which means it will pop-up a form asking you to fill in the page title, description and tags. This is pulled from the page, so just hit Stumble! One bit of advice, if you have multiple tabs open to Stumble several sites, wait until the “thumbs up” icon goes green before you try and Stumble the next page. Sometimes Stumble gets a bit confused if you Stumble pages really quickly.

Some FAQS & Tips

Digg & Stumble of course, don’t really “approve” of this kind of usage and although it’s not “illegal” by a long stretch, it is against their Terms of Service, so there is a small possibility you can get banned. (I haven’t and I’ve been using this service since launch). So here’s some tips on avoiding getting banned and getting the most out of S&P.

  • Make a new Digg account. They’re quick to make and if you get banned, S&P lets you quickly and easily change the Digg account you’re using from their interface
  • Digg and Stumble other stories! Don’t just Digg and Stumble paid for stories! Use your Digg account normally and randomly Digg & Stumble a few things between subverting. This makes it very hard for Digg or Stumble to ban you. Afterall, any user could randomly Digg or Stumble a paid for story without knowing it – lots do in fact! So as long as you balance your profile out, you’re onto a winner
  • Make sure you’ve got a system to alert you immediately when you get a new e-mail from S&P. Advertisers only pay for a specific number of Diggs & Stumbles, so if you don’t react for 24 hours, you’re going to have missed the cash boat. If you stop Digging & Stumbling pages for S&P, they seem to send you fewer notifications – so keep on the ball!

How much can I earn?
Once you’re signed up and get a couple of friends on, you can on average you can earn about $6 a day at the moment. It’s not loads, but add it up, $42 a week, $168 per month – just over $2,000 a year. Certainly not a figure to scoff at. Especially when you’re doing next to no work at all!

I’ve been using this service for a few months now and I’ve decided it is worth recommending and trying to increase the amount of users. It’s still fairly young, so sign up now and you can get your friends onto it as well. The more people that know about Subvert & Profit, the more people will buy Diggs & Stumbles, which means more money for me and you!

I’ve been pretty specific and this blog post is still pretty short! That’s really all you need to do, hardly any effort or time. It’s about as close to free money as you’re gonna get guys. Go get some! If you feel I’ve missed something out or want to know more, leave me a comment and I’ll try to answer your question :)

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46 responses to “The Easiest Way To Make Money Online”

  • Chris says:

    Mark, is Subvert & Profit closed to new members? I can’s seem to be able to join through the link that you provided…

    Comment by Chris
    July 22nd, 2007 @ 5:22 am

  • Chris says:

    By the way…

    Great Post!

    Comment by Chris
    July 22nd, 2007 @ 5:23 am

  • Mark says:

    Yea, that’s a bunch of crap isn’t it! I just tested and S&P appears to be having trouble.. I’ve e-mailed them.

    Comment by Mark
    July 22nd, 2007 @ 1:34 pm

  • Chris says:

    Yeah, just tried again and it still isn’t working. I’ll try again later.

    Thanks for the great idea! $168 a month can buy a lot of comic books! ;)

    Comment by Chris
    July 22nd, 2007 @ 1:45 pm

  • TextAdSearch says:

    You need to be on the ball with the emails.

    Comment by TextAdSearch
    July 22nd, 2007 @ 5:28 pm

  • Ben Cruikshank says:

    I do like Subvert, but from my experience they only pay you $.50 per group of stories, not for every story like they make it sound on the front page. It’s still a little extra cash, which is always nice, but I find that it ends up only being about $5/week tops.

    Comment by Ben Cruikshank
    July 23rd, 2007 @ 4:46 am

  • Pay or Earn Money for Your Diggs and StumbleUpons says:

    [...] and Profit (I am not an affiliate), and I agree that if this is legal it might actually be one of the easiest way to earn money online, but I just can´t understand that Digg and StumbleUpon are allowing this service. Internal tags: [...]

    Comment by Pay or Earn Money for Your Diggs and StumbleUpons
    July 29th, 2007 @ 7:53 pm

  • Digerati Marketing » Getting Started: Making Money Online says:

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    Comment by Digerati Marketing » Getting Started: Making Money Online
    August 1st, 2007 @ 1:08 am

  • anonomous says:

    I thought there would be more volume. I have only got one email

    Comment by anonomous
    August 5th, 2007 @ 11:05 pm

  • Mark says:

    The more people you get to sign up and tell about it – the more work you will have. On average I get 2-3 emails per week, however most of my income comes from referrals. Big winner if you can get advertiser referrals.

    Comment by Mark
    August 5th, 2007 @ 11:57 pm

  • CB says:

    Does it really work? How do you know how much $$ you have made? I have done a bunch but have never recieved $$ or confirmation of $$ or anything.

    Comment by CB
    August 8th, 2007 @ 8:03 pm

  • Mark says:

    For all you nay-sayers…. Last 2.5 days earnings:


    Comment by Mark
    August 8th, 2007 @ 10:24 pm

  • ladyheart says:

    nop! this is not a crap! this program is legal and really paid the members. I’m not an affiliate, I just say what is true.
    Great Jobs Marks! =)

    Comment by ladyheart
    December 22nd, 2007 @ 11:44 am

  • mark says:

    Update for those of you who stuck this out, I just broke $1000 on S&P since this post and I never lifted a finger :)

    Comment by mark
    January 16th, 2008 @ 6:21 pm

  • ian says:

    stil doesnt work and is now 2008. any news?

    Comment by ian
    January 25th, 2008 @ 6:51 am

  • Mark says:


    Subvert and Profit currently working fine and has been for months. I logged in about 2 minutes ago, just fine.

    Comment by Mark
    January 25th, 2008 @ 10:04 am

  • Chris says:

    Works for me as well. Just did a task this morning.

    My problem is that they keep paying me $.50 per task when all of the tasks are supposed to be $1.00 per task now. Kinda irritating, but it’s way easy money.

    Comment by Chris
    January 25th, 2008 @ 10:50 pm

  • Jackbravo says:

    Quick question:

    I read through the S.U. TOS and didn’t find anything about not being able to sell your stumble.

    Are you sure it’s against their TOS? (digg I don’t know about).

    Comment by Jackbravo
    February 3rd, 2008 @ 3:29 am

  • James says:

    hi, i’ve managed to join and all, but i cant find where im meant to enter my digg and stumble usernames, any help?

    Comment by James
    February 9th, 2008 @ 1:49 pm

  • Mark says:

    In the StumbleXchange.com UserCP

    Comment by Mark
    February 9th, 2008 @ 2:29 pm

  • Kara says:

    Another great tip for making money on the net. Just joined S&P and it is working fine. Thanks, Mark

    Comment by Kara
    March 11th, 2008 @ 7:51 pm

  • Chris says:

    Have they shut down? I haven’t gotten any tasks from them in a few weeks.

    Comment by Chris
    March 12th, 2008 @ 1:37 pm

  • Ben says:

    Great post by the way. I followed each step and am awaiting assignments. Regarding the post just above me, have they stopped sending out assignments? I signed up 3 days ago and have received no assignments as of yet.

    Best Regards,

    Comment by Ben
    March 14th, 2008 @ 2:08 am

  • Chris says:

    @ Ben – I haven’t gotten any new assignments in weeks, man. Hope you get some soon.

    Comment by Chris
    March 17th, 2008 @ 2:25 am

  • CrypticSins says:

    As for S&P I’m not sure about much of it, I use getpaidto and numerous other sites, which pay instantly to paypal. Does this as well pay instantly to paypal or do you have to wait once a month for it to be deposited? Just general questions and I may be back to ask a few more.

    Comment by CrypticSins
    March 25th, 2008 @ 1:49 am

  • Mark says:

    You cash your money when you wish which then is paid into PayPal within a day or so.. Although I believe S&P have moved to Google Checkout now. If you want to ask more, probably best ask them (:

    Comment by Mark
    March 25th, 2008 @ 2:07 am

  • Chris says:


    Got any links that you can share? I could use the help, bro. Thanks!

    Comment by Chris
    March 25th, 2008 @ 2:34 am

  • Ben says:

    I got my first assignment since I joined with Subvert and Profit, completed it minutes ago. However, I’ve been a member for almost two weeks. I was wondering if after a few completions of assignments do they start coming in more rapidly? Or are things at S&P going slower than they did in 2007?

    Comment by Ben
    March 25th, 2008 @ 11:58 pm

  • Kara says:

    Me, too. I got my first assignment today and done it now. Hope more come to me now that the process has started.

    Comment by Kara
    March 26th, 2008 @ 4:21 am

  • CrypticSins says:


    If you’d like a few sites please e-mail me, I have linked my e-mail up so other members can as well. I will try my best to help each of you out the best I can. I will keep checking back on a average of twice a week. The e-mail is

    Comment by CrypticSins
    March 26th, 2008 @ 7:42 am

  • Chris says:


    Email sent! Thanks!

    Comment by Chris
    March 26th, 2008 @ 5:07 pm

  • Kara says:

    Sent you email just now

    Comment by Kara
    March 26th, 2008 @ 6:47 pm

  • Jayson says:

    I haven’t heard of this service but think I’ll give it a shot – thanks for the heads up.

    Comment by Jayson
    April 1st, 2008 @ 1:00 am

  • jay legend says:

    @ cryptic sins
    sent u an email now.

    Comment by jay legend
    April 20th, 2008 @ 9:53 am

  • John says:

    Thanx man

    Comment by John
    April 22nd, 2008 @ 2:41 pm

  • at says:

    Is there some way to open a valid Paypal account and to use it in normal way, also have this problem with Clickbank?
    I ask this because my country is nott listed with Paypal .


    Comment by at
    September 2nd, 2008 @ 3:04 pm

  • Mark says:

    S&P Use Google Checkout now, not PP.

    Comment by Mark
    September 2nd, 2008 @ 3:19 pm

  • Lisa says:

    I don’t think S&P accept new members anymore. It’s been 2 days & I haven’t got the verification email.

    Comment by Lisa
    September 23rd, 2008 @ 5:23 pm

  • Kara says:

    A little update about S&P.

    Youtube, iLike and Newsvine have been added recently in addition to digg and stumbleupon

    There is a new toolbar also for verification of your tasks.

    S&P shows the refer your friends url so that means they should be accepting new members.

    Comment by Kara
    September 24th, 2008 @ 12:30 pm

  • Steve says:

    Ha ha you’re way to good at this. You must be getting so many referals by now

    Comment by Steve
    October 7th, 2008 @ 11:16 am

  • Ben says:

    Thanks for your help Mark. Using this guide I was able to create http://www.zackandben.com and so far so good.

    I am still struggling with the stumble upon concepts, and further marketing is pretty tough. However, our content is solid.

    Thanks again brother.

    Warm Regards,
    Ben Pace

    Comment by Ben
    October 7th, 2008 @ 9:04 pm

  • Ben says:

    Posted the above comment in the wrong post, sorry about that.

    Comment by Ben
    October 7th, 2008 @ 9:18 pm

  • Raylife says:

    Thanks a lot for this simple method of making easy money. I will join.

    Comment by Raylife
    November 12th, 2008 @ 1:32 pm

  • Jeff Paul Internet Millions says:

    whenever someone visits that site, the registered owner makes money, it?s called traffic. For every person that visits these sites and every sale that these sites make, the owner is paid a commission. Which pretty much sums up what this Jeff Paul program is

    Comment by Jeff Paul Internet Millions
    January 23rd, 2009 @ 7:23 am

  • kelvin yau says:

    thanks a lot, when i take a look for this subvert and profit , i though about the “surf to get paid” programs, will join it soon

    Comment by kelvin yau
    April 22nd, 2009 @ 5:56 pm

  • Para Kazanmak says:

    Thanks a lot for this method. I ll try.

    Comment by Para Kazanmak
    July 2nd, 2010 @ 9:40 pm