As I prepare to type tonight, I am busy in InfinityTrafficBoost doing my 100 site surf routine for the day.  The rest of what I am about to type about today however, begins with the earnings that Faucet Ally has netted me since March of 2017.  It is my goal to get ITB doing the same thing and ITB has the higher opportunity to do so in a far safer fashion.  In addition to the faucets originally listed on Faucet Ally, other contributors were found that are also paying.  These have been added to the end of the Faucet Ally page.

(NOTE: Image links are provided tonight because it seems my server isn’t always serving them to you, sorry for any hassle, but wanted to show you certain pics today)

I am now at click 57 in ITB because I realized this blog article couldn’t be written till I updated Faucet Alley!  Eesh!  To complete one task, another has to be completed first.  Kind of feels like the domestic life of a house wife, compute repair tech, or network administrator!  The job’s never done.  Or so it seems.

Since March, I’ve been on the prowl for active, useful ways of spending what I earn.  Contrary to most BTC investors out there, I am actually wanting to use this as a form of currency that benefits my family.  The incredible rise in value over the course of the past year hasn’t hurt the effort either.  At first, I was going to stick with Xapo’s wallet because they have an integrated BTC debit card.  That changed when I discovered they don’t ship to Canada.  I am Canadian, so sadly, Xapo’s usefulness came to a screeching halt in this house!  I continued my faucet earnings, found BTC PTC sites that paid decently and added those to the daily mix, and continued my research.

Eventually push came to shove and I had to do something to keep my HPConnect InstantInk subscription paid up.  That was when I discovered Uquid.  At the time, they had a virtual credit card you could pre-load after sending over BTC to your Uquid wallet.  I sent over half my earnings at the beginning of August and had enough for two month’s payments in USD.  Uquid’s provider suddenly stopped working with them, sending the company scrambling for a new card provider for their customers.  I had to go get a pre-paid gift Mastercard to keep things rolling in the interim as I could no longer use the virtual card.

Continuing my earnings efforts meant earning back what I’d had before August by November 2017.  December would be the moment I’d been waiting for!  Uquid found another provider, AND this time, their physical card shipped to Canada!!! YES!!!  I completed my application for a physical card on December 20th and sent over half my earnings to cover the cost of the card.  Shipping is free BTW!  The Christmas holidays came and went and I sent in a query about the status of the card because it wasn’t showing up on my dashboard.  I sent that on December 30th.  The card arrived January 2nd!  Apparently, while the status had not been updating, the application had been approved and shipping took place during the New Year’s holiday weekend!  I was so surprised when DHL Courier showed up on my doorstep that day!

Going to buy these items with this card

Today however, I got to test the card at a POS terminal at a local thrift store.  My daughter didn’t like the idea of me testing at a gas pump or grocery store, although I intend on using my BTC for that too.  So we went to Value Village and picked up a few items that were on my “to get” list.  I need to replace my cookie sheets, so we found one on the shelf today and grabbed it.  Turns out its insulated! Nice!  I’m also looking for a knitting hoop so I figure out how to knit grass.  If the experiment is a success, I will have a new way to make baskets while I try to reteach myself basket-weaving in general.  Rest assured, there will be blog posts here about that journey as I continue learning how to do things at home to cut costs while living better than if I was spending money I don’t have downtown.  Also found a replacement lid for my medium-sized saucepan.  So it was off to the till.

Screenshot-2018-1-9 Uquid card UQUID

I don’t know if it was the card’s chip, or the card terminal, but the terminal claimed the chip couldn’t be read.  The Uquid card comes with Tap-to-pay enabled, so I tried that instead and the transaction went through flawlessly.  It should be noted that the card’s currency denominations are in USD.  They don’t have CAD in their list of currencies supported for everyday transactions.  This made me curious how my transaction list would look when I got home and logged into my account.

Tap to pay

The transaction was listed as having been successfully completed, but the card balance was higher than I thought it should be.  That’s when I remembered the exchange rate between USD and CAD.  But even with the fee Uquid charges to handle that exchange on the back-end, I was pleasantly surprised to have basically earned on that purchase!  See screenshots for details.

math balance

I earned roughly $1.22 in exchange, fees included, from today’s purchase.  As I click through site 87 on ITB, I am quite happy with that discovery!

Needless to say, I have found a very workable end-to-end system for earning, saving, and spending BTC!  The bigger way to generate the earnings is through InfinityTrafficBoost.  The savings account earning interest is through, and the spending wallet/pre-load card is over at Uquid.  I invite you to check out the presentation I’ve created showing the steps to engage in to make this all happen for your household.

10 Steps to Financial Freedom

BTC pay to click and ITB will be the better ways to earn going forward.  I am still earning via a quartet of faucets I still keep active, but now I’m only doing it a couple hours or so per day instead of spending all day doing it.   These sites also let you obtain referrals and then reward you for their efforts, so that can speed up your progress exponentially if you are the type to rope in family, friends, coworkers etc.

But I sit here a very happy clicker, techie and single mother as I recount for you the path from nothing to something to spending.  You read that right, I did not spend a single dime on this path!  Not one!  Not even a digital penny went into any of this!  All I’ve invested is my time.  That’s all it can take for you as well, just your time.  So as I click through site 97 on ITB, I will close off the writing portion and start adding my graphics to show you what I’m talking about today.  I’d love to have you join me on this journey!

(PS: Pics are now added as I click through site 117 toward my 12th pool share as a TPO2 advertiser, again, nothing out-of-pocket for what I am doing!)