What is Qmee? It's a little extra cash earner I signed up for a few weeks ago. Before I even begin my review, I want to make it clear that no one is going to break the bank with this one, but I like it because they will pay you via Paypal no matter how much you've earned and it shows up pretty much instantly after you ask for it. I don't know about you, but I always like to accumulate a little bit of extra Paypal cash for doing basically nothing out of the ordinary, and that's what you're doing with Qmee.
Currently Qmee is only open to US and UK and you must be at least 13 years old or older to sign up.
A Little Background
Qmee has been around since 2012, so it's not an entirely new opportunity. But the buzz surrounding it has increased over the last few years and I heard about it probably last year. It's been on my “to try” list for quite a while and I just recently got around to actually doing that.
They have a strong social media presence and appear to be pretty responsive to the inquiries they get on Facebook.
How it Works
Qmee is a browser extension. You can install it on Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, or Opera. Once it's installed, you may occasionally notice a little Qmee sidebar pop up when you do searches on Google, Amazon, Ebay, Yahoo, or Bing. You won't always see the Qmee sidebar expand, but when you do, that means money. Inside the sidebar are sponsored advertisements that should be relevant to whatever you just searched for. Each ad is worth a certain cash amount. Click the ad and that amount of money will go into your Qmee piggy bank.
See screenshot below of what Qmee looks like on your search results when it expands:
So if you typed in “cheap travel insurance” into Google or just about any other search engine and you had the Qmee extension installed, you would see the sidebar expand and you could earn a quick 7 cents just by clicking the ad Qmee showed you.
Keep in mind there is no way to know which search terms will trigger Qmee to expand. Sometimes it expands, sometimes it doesn't. If you've been using it for days and you notice it never expands, you might want to double check that your Qmee extension is still enabled, or possibly uninstall and reinstall it (I had to do that today).
How You Get Paid
Paypal is the only method of payment that Qmee uses. You can also choose to donate your Qmee earnings to a charity if you'd prefer. As mentioned above, there is no minimum amount for getting paid. Just to show you, I went ahead and cashed out my Qmee earnings just now even though I've only got 19 cents. The money showed up in my Paypal account about one minute later:
What Is Qmee's Referral Program?
Qmee does have a referral program, but it doesn't kick in until you've been using their app for a while (for me it took about a week and a half before I had any invites to share). The way it works is that you will get $1 in your Qmee account whenever one of your referrals cashes out on Qmee for the first time. Note that you only get it the first time they cash out — so a total of $1 per referral is possible.
This post does contain my Qmee referral link. If you would prefer not to sign up via my link, feel free to bypass my link and just go straight to the Qmee site. If you have your own Qmee referral link, please feel free to share it in the comments below.
Is this worth it?
As mentioned above, you won't get rich using Qmee. But I am using it and I have chosen to keep it installed on my Chrome browser because I feel like it's very passive extra cash. I don't really have to do anything to earn it. If I search for something and Qmee decides to expand, I can click and get paid. If it doesn't, no big deal. The money will add up over time and I can cash it out whenever I see I have enough for a cash out to be worth it.
Does the Qmee extension slow down your computer or mess up your browser?
I can't speak for others, but I have not noticed any difference. Things seem to be running along the same as usual.
What Is Qmee's Sign Up Link?
Go here to get started. Installing the app is very quick and easy. Just click on the “Get Qmee” button on their site and you should have a prompt appear asking you to install the app. Just install it and you're done.