Facebook and Earn

Spending many long hours on Facebook? Here is a way to earn as you continue social networking.

Have You Seen allows you to post links about products from Boots, Zara, and many more retailers on your wall. Once your friends click on the link that you posted and proceed to purchase the item, you will receive a commission that varies from 5% to 20% depending on the terms set by the retailer.

The site has joined ranks with similar websites such as Topcashback and Quidco, which are eCommerce sites, that provide retailer information to consumers for cashback schemes. With a network of supposedly a couple of million members these sites have the numbers to make social collaboration with retailers successful.

Moving a member from being a consumer interested in thrift into an active participant in the eCommerce chain is the way to go. The laws of scale apply here too. The more expensive an item you get a sale on, the higher is the commission that you will receive. You can sign up for free on the website. The first link that you post will earn you £5 (offer available for a limited time only apparently). Also, this commission can be shared between you and your friend too in certain instances.

This is advantageous for members, as unlike other cashback sites you do not have to spend anything before you start “earning” the commission.

The catch is that you cannot collect the cash that you “earn” until you cross  £20. This is a good move on part of the  site as it forces members to invest more time and effort in this endevour instead of simply looking at it as an outlet to earn fast money. Patience is a virtue after all.

This is not a get-rich-quick scheme. Its just another way to earn a bit on the side. Oh…and no spamming all your friends on Facebook please.


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Edrea de Sousa

A textbook twister and a writing typhoon. You can also catch me on Twitter (handle: edrea20).