March 6, 2013

Qmee – Get Paid for Searching Online


Who says nothing’s free? With Qmee, you can earn cash when you use search engines like Google, Yahoo!, and Bing. Qmee doesn’t require people to change the way they use the web, and encourages its users to search for keywords using their favorite search pages in the same way they always have.

Once you’ve gotten an invitation code and created a Qmee account, you can start searching online just as you always have. Qmee doesn’t operate within a single search engine, which means you can rely on Google, Amazon, eBay, Bing, or any other engine that suits your fancy. Qmee’s paid results will show up to the left of the true results of your search, with a cash reward — ranging from a few pennies to a few dollars — attached to each result. Click on these paid results and spend time on the associated pages, and you’ll earn points that add up to cash. Head back to Qmee to view your piggybank at any time, and you’ll be able to see how much you’ve accumulated through the app.

When you’re ready to cash out, you can ask for your Qmee funds to be deposited via PayPal or select a charity (from a provided list) to donate your reward money to instead. If you don’t see your favorite charity on Qmee’s list of supported causes, you can send in a nomination through Qmee’s Facebook page.

Practical Uses:

  • Earn extra spending money online
  • Donate to your favorite charities
  • Get additional results when using search engines like Google and Bing
  • Nominate a charity to receive Qmee donations

Insider Tips:

  • PayPal accounts are required to get cash transfers
  • In most cases, money appears in a user’s PayPal account within minutes of that person “cashing out”
  • Users can earn anywhere from a few pennies to a few dollars for clicking on a Qmee result
  • Qmee works with Chrome, Firefox, and Explorer

What we liked:

  • People don’t have to change their online behavior to start earning extra cash
  • Qmee doesn’t change the search results that people see
  • There are no hard limits to the amount a person can earn through Qmee
  • Qmee does not take commissions on its charity donations

What we didn’t like:

  • People can’t use Qmee on their smartphones or tablets


Company Info:

  • Launched: November 2012 (Private Beta)
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Reading, England
  • Web site:


  • Free

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