Fantabulously Frugal Friday: YouData

by Lisa on May 8th, 2009


If you ask me, YouData is one of the most ingenious sites I’ve seen recently.

Here’s the low-down: YOU get paid for looking at advertising. That’s it – pure and simple.


A little more in-depth – instead of, or in addition to, paying websites to host advertising for them, retailers can go through YouData. Those retailers pay a bit of money to every YouData user that looks at their webpage. Users that sign up for YouData can then check their account everyday (or every couple of days) to see if there are any new advertisements logged for them to view. You are assigned advertisements based on a profile that you fill out when you register. For instance, I’m a single gal in my 20′s with no children, so most of the ads I’ve viewed have been for clothing stores or gift stores.

For every webpage that I click on to view, I get paid a bit of money, say 15 cents. In some weeks there are many ads to view and in some weeks there are fewer. Regardless – every Friday, the money that I have accumulated from viewing ads in my YouData account is then deposited into my Paypal account.

It’s so simple and yet so genius.

Basically what I’m telling you is that this is kind of like free money. You get paid for literally 30 seconds of “work.” Although perhaps longer if you like the site you are sent to and spend some time perusing. But if you aren’t interested in the site, you just close your browser immediately. There’s no time requirement for perusing a site to get your $$$!

In my honest opinion, there’s no reason that everyone shouldn’t sign up for this site. I mean, sure, maybe you only make 50 cents in a week. But 50 cents eventually adds up to $26/ year! And most weeks I make more than 50 cents – and again – this is for doing nothing except opening and closing a webpage.

Interested? CLICK HERE to go directly to the YouData site to sign up and/or learn more.

2 Responses

  1. Design it Chic says:

    Stopping by from SITS just to spread some cheers!!! And since being here,just wanting to ask, do you really look for these fab sales/giveaways & co. everyday? Too bad that there's so little free stuff over here in Germany:(

    Happy Friday!

  2. Tammy says:

    Thanks for sharing the info. Hi from the SITStahood.