If you’re a new app developer, you’re going to be searching the web a lot. And if you’re new to the world of computer programming, you’re really going to be searching the web a lot. And if you happen to be using a framework that doesn’t always have the greatest of documentation (like, say, Cocos2d-x…), then, oh my goodness, you are going to be searching the web A LOT!!!
Plus, in your daily life, I imagine you search on the web for other things anyways. Since you’re already doing so much of it, why not get paid to do it? I present to you the search engine: Bing.
All you have to do is sign up for a Bing Rewards Account and use Bing.com as your search engine. For each search you make, you get Bing credits. After you amass enough credits, you can redeem them for Bing Rewards, many of which are gift cards (or, in other words, actual money!).
What’s that? You don’t like Bing? You think another search engine works better? Does that other search engine pay you? No, Google doesn’t pay you. Thus, the choice is clear: use Bing.
As shown previously, you will make absolutely no money off of your app. Therefore, using Bing might be your only chance to gain a little cash from all of your hard work. Only by using Bing will you be able to declare, without lying, “Yes, I get paid to make games.”
Here are some pro tips to maximize your Bing Rewards:
-There are three levels: bronze, silver, and gold. Before getting your first gift card, work your way up to the Gold Level so that you can redeem rewards at a discount.
-To get to the Gold Level, you have to redeem at least one reward. However, Bing often has some kind of sweepstakes entry as a reward for a minimal amount of rewards points (say, 3 to 5 points, or, if you’re really lucky, free). These count (or at least they did for me last year) towards the requirement of redeeming an award to get to gold status. You won’t win the sweepstakes, but it will get you to discounted rewards faster.
Now, before you race off to get your bling from Bing, I have just one last piece of advice: use your rewards to get a $5 Amazon gift card and remember who told you this life-changing advice: