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7 Search Engines That Pay You to Search the Web

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Why not get paid to do something you’re already doing? Stop missing out on easy money with these seven platforms!

Best part? You’re able to use all of these simultaneously. We recommend, however, picking one survey, poll, video, etc. platform and sticking with it.


1. Earn $0.05 – $1 per search with Qmee.

6 Search Engines That Pay You to Search the Web

Qmee is the simplest out of these seven options and might just be my favorite. No need to worry about the search engine you’re using, Qmee works with Google, Bing, Yahoo, Amazon and eBay!

All you need to do is download the browser extension for Qmee (you’ll be prompted when you go to their website), search how you normally would, and you’ll see the dollars and cents add up in the corner! No point system, no gimmicks, and no limit to how much you can earn.

You can cash out anytime with a PayPal account, transfer earnings to a gift card, or donate your earnings to charity.

Tip: Use Qmee with Bing so you can rack up Bing Rewards money at the same time.


2. Swagbucks gives you $0.03 – $0.39 per search.

6 Search Engines That Pay You to Search the Web

You probably already know about Swagbucks in terms of surveys, polls, and videos, but did you know that Swagbucks pays you to search as well? Search by setting Swagbucks as your default browser, or search directly from their website. And since they award you based on certain keywords, if you happen to search the right one, you’ll get rewarded! I searched the keyword “car tires” and earned 4 Swagbucks!

Make sure to download the Swagbucks mobile app and their browser extension to easily see your earnings.

Try out our top 10 Swagbucks hacks.


3. Earn $0.01 per two searches with Bing Rewards.

6 Search Engines That Pay You to Search the Web

By switching your search engine to Bing, through Bing’s Rewards program, you earn points you can later redeem in things like gift cards, movies, electronics, and more. You can even donate your points to charity as well.

Earn 1 credit with two searches, up to 15 credits on desktop, and 10 credits on mobile per day.

Sign up for Bing Rewards here. To tell how many points you’re earning while you’re searching, download the Bing Rewards Chrome extension.


4. iRazoo earns you $0.025 per search.

6 Search Engines That Pay You to Search the Web

With iRazoo, earn points through surveys, videos, tasks — and you guessed it — search! The difference with iRazoo is it’s ‘Search and Win,’ meaning points are awarded randomly. So the more you search on iRazoo, the more likely you are to earn!

You can search directly on their website and cash out with Amazon gift cards.

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5. Earn $0.01- $0.02 per search with InboxDollars.

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InboxDollars is an excellent way to make money on all of the usual tasks you have in Swagbucks, iRazoo and GiftHulk. You can also earn up to $0.15 per day with search. Search directly from their website or the InboxDollars app (available for Apple and Android).

Four searches will usually earn you $0.01 – $0.02. The payout may seem slim compared to the other options, but if InboxDollars is your platform of choice, adding search to your list isn’t a bad idea.

They’ll send you a check in the mail when you decide to cash out ($30 minimum).

Check out how we earned $18.25 in 10 minutes with InboxDollars!


6. Earn $0.04 per search with GiftHulk.

6 Search Engines That Pay You to Search the Web

GiftHulk is very similar to Swagbucks and iRazoo in terms of combining efforts via survey, tasks, shopping, and when you use the search bar on their website. Sure, you’re limited to one search per hour, but over time this adds up.

1,000 ‘HulkCoins’ equals $1, and the lowest cash-out for a gift card is $5.

Tip: GiftHulk and iRazoo are Swagbucks wannabees, and while each bring something good to the table, if you’re going to pick one, Swagbucks is your best bet.


7. Earn $0.01 per search with CashCrate.

6 Search Engines That Pay You to Search the Web

Earn money participating in surveys, watching videos, shopping, and searching with CashCrate! Enter your searches through CashCrate’s website and you’ll earn $0.01 per search, up to 10 times per day.

No need to request a cash-out either; CashCrate will send you a check in the mail after each month when you meet their $20 minimum.


Note: The seven platforms listed above are able to pay you because they have businesses that pay them to appear in search results and/or for having you complete tasks.


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