The Qmee platform helps shoppers search for what they want, compare prices and secure discounts while earning cash along the way.
Qmee also offers survey takers the chance to share their thoughts and opinions through taking surveys while earning cash rewards.
The two founders (Jonathan Knight and Nick Sutton) spotted the opportunity to do something good for internet users, online businesses and charities. They spent a year building the Qmee technology around their idea and getting the right expertise and support in place, and then launched in 2012.
Qmee is now a growing business, but is currently available only for users residing in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and in Canada.
The first activity that Qmee introduced to users was rewarding users for their online search activity. Now Qmee also works has a proprietary machine learning model which shows the right survey to the right user at the right time.
Qmee does look at your pattern of searches and clicks to determine whether to show you results or not and this changes over time as you use the service. It only shows results when it has something relevant to show you, so it won’t appear all the time or every time you search.
If you’re not seeing anything today, don’t worry, when it sees you have settled down to a normal search pattern you’ll start to see results again.
You’ll also get the chance to share your thoughts and opinions by answering online surveys a few days after joining Qmee – you’ll earn a cash reward for each survey you complete.
2. How to make cash
How does Qmee make cash
How is this possible?
Brands pay to appear in Qmee’s search results.
This income is split between you, the shopper, and Qmee.
What’s the catch? There’s no such thing as money for nothing…
There isn’t a catch – you get more when shopping and searching online with Qmee.
You earn cash when you search for what you want online by clicking and engaging on results related to brands you love.
Qmee provides you with the ability to discover new brands, compare pricing or secure money-saving coupons for products and services you want to purchase. Essentially, you’re getting extra cash just for doing what you already do!
How do YOU make cash
What do you get when using Qmee?
When searching with Qmee, it works in the background to show you relevant results on the left hand side of your screen when you’re using your favorite sites.
Qmee gives you cash rewards for shopping on your favorite sites and engaging with your favorite brands.
Qmee displays price savings when it finds you a better deal so you don’t have to go to different sites to compare, and it offers you money saving coupons and deals on the items you’re shopping for.
When taking surveys with Qmee, Qmee gives you the chance to share your opinions and earn rewards at the same time – for every survey you successfully complete you’ll receive a cash reward.
Qmee cash is redeemable through a PayPal account (or you can choose to donate to charity).
Does Qmee change the search results you see?
No. You still see exactly the same results from your usual search engine as anyone who doesn’t use Qmee – the only difference is that you see some extra ones that earn you money, show you price comparisons on the items you’re shopping for and offer you great money-saving deals and coupons if you choose to click on them.
Will Qmee work if you have Adblock installed?
How do you get surveys?
Surveys are available to everyone – you just need to opt-in to receiving them!
You’ll see a “Surveys” tab on your Qmee dashboard where you’ll find an opt-in survey. On the mobile app, it’s the first page you see.
You need to answer the opt-in survey carefully and honestly to ensure you receive the right surveys for you.
How often will you get surveys?
New surveys are sent to you whenever they become available from the survey providers – they’ll be shown on your “Surveys” tab, both on desktop and on the mobile app. Make sure you answer all questions honestly on your opt-in survey.
What are Daily Polls?
Each day a new question is asked, and you’ll get to see how many people agree with you (or don’t agree with you!) when you choose your answer. You’ll find the Daily Poll on your Survey Dashboard – from asking who you think the best superhero is, to finding out your favorite pizza topping, the daily polls are always fun and interesting!
Once you have the Qmee extension installed in your desktop browser, it works in the background as your personal online shopping and saving companion. You’ll see a Q in your browser toolbar that you can click on to see your balance at any time.
You can get cash rewards when you’re searching on your favorite sites and engaging with brands you love.
You can also get price savings when Qmee finds you a better deal with its automatic price comparison tool – all without having to go to different sites to compare, as well as coupons and deals. These appear as additional results on the left of your screen in the Qmee sidebar, on the sites you’re already searching on.
Just click on the results that interest you to earn cash or save money.
How do Cashback offers work?
First of all, you need to have a Qmee account and be logged in so that you can see which offers are currently available. Once you’ve decided which cashback offer you’d like to take part in (and which reward you’d like to receive!), you’ll be taken to the brand’s website – Qmee will track this to ensure you receive your reward if you’re eligible and complete the cashback offer. The brand will then let Qmee know when the cashback offer has been completed. You’ll receive the reward in your piggybank once it has been sent to us by the brand – this can take up to 60 days, unless otherwise stated.
Why is there a wait before your reward is paid?
You can receive your reward anywhere between a couple of weeks after completing the cashback offer, up to 90 days after. There is always a wait before your reward is paid, and the length of the wait depends on the specific brand, when they complete the transaction from their end, and when they send your reward through to us.
3. Admission process
How do you sign up for Qmee?
It’s free and easy. Go to Qmee’s sign up page and enter your email address and a password of your choice (you can also use Facebook or Twitter to sign up if you prefer).
How can you invite your friends?
Once you’ve been with Qmee for a while you will receive a personal invite link that you can share with friends to use when they sign up. You’ll see an “Invite friends” tab on your Qmee dashboard – this is where you’ll find your invite link which you can share via email or your social accounts. Your referral must sign up through your link and when they make their first cash out to Paypal, you’ll earn a reward in your piggybank. Remind them there is no minimum cash out amount!
Is Qmee safe?
Qmee takes users’ security and privacy very seriously.
Qmee encrypts all communications so that no-one can listen in. Qmee encrypts users’ password on our servers so that it cannot be read by anyone it shouldn’t be. Qmee doen’t share users’ data with anyone else without their permission.
By using Paypal to cash out rewards Qmee doen’t hold any financial information.
What operating systems and browsers does Qmee work with?
Qmee works in Windows, Mac OSX and Linux, using Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera. Very old versions of your browser might not work, so you might want to consider getting up to date.
Can you use Qmee on your mobile, tablet or iPad?
Qmee has an app for both Android and iOS mobiles and tablets.
With Qmee’s app, you can earn cash rewards by sharing your thoughts and opinions through taking surveys, as well as gain access to great money saving coupons and deals for some of your favorite brands.
4. Expected income
Qmee offers you cash rewards for engaging with brands, as well as for sharing your opinion by answering surveys.
Remember, Qmee also saves you money with access to thousands of automatic coupons and offers, and displaying price savings when Qmee finds you a better deal.
You can also earn even more by inviting your friends to join Qmee!
How quickly does Qmee pay out?
However you opt to empty your piggybank, Qmee does everything in its power to get your earnings to you or your chosen charity right away. Usually money will appear in your Paypal account within a few minutes of you asking for it and if you’ve chosen to cash out your rewards to a gift card, you should receive an email from us within a few minutes too.
(Banking hours, public holidays and systems outside Qmee’s control can sometimes cause a delay.)
What if you don’t have a PayPal account?
Two choices. Either you can sign up for one – it’s free and doesn’t take long – or you can choose to donate your piggybank contents to charity.
Can you spend my rewards on a gift card?
Yes. From time to time Qmee may offer the option to spend your Qmee rewards on a gift card. If you choose to cash out to a gift card you will receive an email with a code which you will need to use to redeem your gift card. Make sure you keep this code safe as you are fully responsible for your code – Qmee will not be able to reissue you with the code if you lose it. If you choose to cash out to a gift card, the gift card cannot be exchanged for cash or a different gift card so make sure you choose the one you most like the look of.
Qmee is not meant to be an income source but as a regular user you can expect to make a few extra dollars every week for your opinions.
Some more active users make considerably more as there’s no limit to how much you can earn.
It’s 100% safe.
To be honest. Qmee is a pretty decent extension to add to your computer browser.
By performing searches, as you would be doing anyways without it. You can maximise your savings and earn rewards as a bonus.
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