How to make money on internet
Many of us spend a considerable amount of time every day using our laptops, PCs, tablets, or mobile phones for surfing the web.
Those devices use electricity and bandwidth that we need to pay for every month.
Over time, relatively small amounts of electricity or bandwidth may account for a significant expense.
Why not maximize the time that we spend browsing the internet by earning some BAT or PRE tokens and then exchange those tokens for FIAT money (Euro, Dollar, Pound, Zloty,…).
You can use those earnings to pay for part of our electricity bill or some additional bandwidth…
The Brave browser
Not so long ago I started getting interested in blockchain technology and, of course, in cryptocurrencies. To keep the story short, a piece of information lead to another piece of information and then I got to know about the Brave browser and Presearch search engine projects.
The first one, the Brave browser is a relatively new browser with a very similar look to other more known browsers, like Google Chrome, but with additional benefits like enhanced security, lower data usage, or increased privacy.
The brave browser automatically blocks ads and trackers while you surf the web which leads to decreased bandwidth usage, faster content load, and less time for us users waiting for the web pages to load.
Additionally, the Brave browser is giving its users BAT tokens for clicking on ads.
Clicking on ads is utterly optional and the ads can be totally disabled while still enjoying a quick browser, with lower data usage and increased privacy features. But for those who don’t mind clicking on relevant ads every so often, the browser is giving BAT tokens for every click. Once a month those tokens become available and they are transferred to an account from which those tokens can be redeemed.
As shown in the picture at the top of this post, last month I earned a little over 11 BAT which is the equivalent of 2,5 euros. Maybe not a big amount of money but it will definitely help with paying for the electricity used by my computer.
Note that to in order to use BAT tokens and transform them into FIAT currencies or other crypto assets, it is mandatory to have a crypto wallet and know how to use it. The brave browser works with a wallet named Uphold, and on that wallet, we can transform our BAT tokens to other cryptocurrencies, Fiat money, or even gold.
Bonus Brave tip
If you are a Global Hive* user, your daily cryptocurrency gains are multiplied by 10X if you are a Brave Browser user
*Global Hive is a crypto faucet and another way of earning small amounts of crypto, in this case, Zcash (ZEC)
The Presearch search engine
In addition to the Brave browser, I am also using the Presearch search engine. Until now I was using Google for my searches but I have swapped to Presearch because not only I can run my searches but also earn some PRE tokens in the process.
To be fair, Presearch is not yet at Google’s level and every so often I need to run some specific searches on Google.
At the moment I am not expending my PRE tokens because as a small content creator I will eventually stake tokens towards getting more traffic to my website. Still, once the Presearch engine becomes more widely used, the tokens may increase in value, and then I may decide to swap those tokens for cash.
Bonus Presearch tip
If you are a content creator and you want to promote your content, you can create ads by staking your Presearch tokens. You still keep the ownership of your token and until approximately January 2020 there is no cost for any traffic generated by your ads.
Just be aware that you need a minimum of 1000 tokens. Apart from that, it is cost-free promotion for your website.
Blockchain projects and Cryptocurrencies - Step out of your comfort zone
The bottom point is if you are going to use a computer browser anyway and you are going to make some searches every so often, why not be efficient and earn some BAT and PRE tokens in the process?
Also, this may be an effortless and profitable way to start learning about blockchain projects that are going to become more and more widely used in the near future. For those new to the blockchain and cryptocurrencies, terms like tokens may be a bit alien and there may be some initial learning involved, but for those who are willing to step out of their comfort zones, there are rewards waiting to be found and collected.
Visit the Brave and Presearch websites and they will guide you through the process of installing the Brave browser and the Presearch search engine. From there, it is just a matter of learning a bit more about crypto wallets and cryptocurrencies which is the knowledge that will be of great value in the near future.