Earn money from normal searching

Homepages-FriendsHow long you’ve been punching in those keywords search in your internet browser(s) search box?. Even for me, I can’t remember how many searches I’ve made. Think of the first person who have their hands first laid on Google Search engine way back in 1997. That’s a lot of searching, don’t you think?. Thousands or millions of non-stop searching on the Internet.

If we could convert those searches into cash wouldn’t it be great. $-)

Now we can do that with ease and the simple process will take a minute or less to setup in just 3 steps. No controversial add-on or external plugin that contain Adwares, Malwares or Spywares hiding inside. Unlike Google Desktop Search, you don’t even need to download any software to install in your Windows desktop or taskbar. Much like Adsense for Search except you need to install a small live tracking plugin to your current Internet browser search-box. And you can continue to search like you normally would and monetize your search at the same time.

Sounds great!. What kind of web search service is it?.

It’s called Homepages-Friends ( formerly known as MySearchFunds )


I decided to give it a month trial run, just to see whether the program does work or not. I don’t need to pay any registration fees except my time. 😀

You can see the sample of my account screenshot ( refer Picture A ), I have made an amount of GBP 1.64 from 204 of searches in a month ( April till May ). It ain’t much but I earned something for all the searches I did in a month. Earnings are in UK Pound Sterling and if you change that in US Dollars, you will get something like *GBP 1.64 -> USD 3.23702 ( XE Currency Converter ). I don’t do that much of searching like some people who can do 1000 or more searches in a day.

April to May earnings

Picture A

Next, you can see the results of my daily searches are converted to the amount earned.

( refer Picture B & Picture C )

Picture B Picture C

How to setup Homepages-Friends web search service?

You can start by going to the Sign-Up page and follow the 3 quick and simple steps.

Step 1

Fill in your personal details-Name, country of origin and an email address. ( tick Terms & Conditions if you agreed with it.

Click STEP 2 link to proceed to next page.

Step 2

Set your personal homepage in Homepages-Friends site. Auto set option is there, ready for use. Once that’s done. Your personal URL will look like this:

( XXXXX – your ID numbers )

Click STEP 3 link to proceed to the final page and to complete the process.

Step 3

Follow instructions to install and change your search box. A pop-up will appear and prompt you to install the search plugin.

( refer Picture D )


Picture D

Your name in watermark will appear in the search box.

( refer Picture E )


Picture E

I’ll show you how to check if the setup is successful and done correctly.

How to check?

Currently the web search service available only to Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox browsers. Whether you’re using Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox or both, just look for this icon Magnify located on the left, next to the search box on top of your browser(s). You can’t miss it.

( refer Picture E )

Search Icon

Picture E

And if you can’t see the icon, here’s how to set and change the search provider.

( refer Picture F )

Set search provider

Picture F

That’s it, quick and no-pain setup. Piece of cake. (^)

All I have to do is to keep on searching the internet. And once my earnings reaches GBP 20, I can withdraw it and buy something nice for myself. Cool new pair of shoes maybe. Nice, eh. 😎

( *Payment methods via PayPal, UK Bank Transfer and International Bank Transfer ).

Company Background

from Homepages-Friends:

Who are HomePages Friends?

We are a privately owned commercial organisation called Homepages Friends Ltd. registered in England & Wales: Company number 5955358 Registered office Unit 1A, Wrexham Enterprise Park, Ash Road North, Wrexham Industrial Estate, Wrexham LL13 9JT We are a wholly owned subsidiary of a privately owned company White Box Holdings Ltd, a web marketing company formed in 2004.

What is the company’s background?

Initially White Box Holdings Ltd helped charities sell items on eBay but like any good company its services evolved by listening to and continuing to listen to, its clients’ needs. The White Box service evolved into helping any 3rd sector organisation or fundraising organisation to raise money online. Vine was developed to extend these services further into the private and public sector. Via our agreements with a number of well known Internet services such as Yahoo! & eBay, we enable fundraising organisations to obtain a share of the advertising revenue generated when these services are used.

...you can read more at About page

*note: You can read the changes announcement from the screenshot.



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