Many of us spend a considerable amount of time every day using our laptops, PCs, tables or mobile phones surfing the web. Those devices use electricity and bandwidth that we need to pay every month. Over time, relatively small amounts of electricity may account for a significant expense and our mobile phones data plans may have a limit on how much bandwidth we can use and the more we use the more we need to pay.
Why not to maximize the time that we spend browsing the internet by earning some BAT or PRE tokens, then exchange those tokens to FIAT money (Euro, Dollar, Pound, Zloty,…). Then use those earnings to pay for part of our electricity bill or some additional bandwidth…
The Brave browser
No so long ago I started getting interested in the blockchain technology and, of course, into cryptocurrencies. To keep the story short, a piece of information lead to another piece of information and then I got to know about the Brave browser and Presearch search engine projects.
The first one, the Brave browser is a relatively new browser with a very similar look to other more known browsers, like Google Chrome, but with additional benefits like enhanced security, lower data usage or increased privacy.
The brave browser automatically blocks ads and trackers when you surf the web which leads to a decreased bandwidth usage, faster content load and less time for us users waiting for the web pages to load.
Additionally, the Brave browser is giving to their users BAT tokens for clicking on ads. Clicking on ads is utterly optional and the ads can be totally disabled while still enjoying a quick browser, with lower data usage and increased privacy features. But for those who don’t mind to click on relevant ads every so often, the browser is giving BAT tokens for every click. Once a month those tokens become available and they are transferred to an account from which those tokens can be redeemed.
As shown on the picture at the top of this post, last month I have earned a little over 11 BAT which are the equivalent to 2,5 euro. Maybe not a big amount of money but it will definitely will help with paying for the electricity used by my computer.
Note that to in order to use to BAT tokens and transform them into FIAT currencies or other crypto assets, it is mandatory to have a crypto wallet and know how to use it. The brave browser works with a wallet named Uphold, and on that wallet we can transform our BAT tokens to other crypto currencies, Fiat money or even gold.
Bonus Brave tip
If you are a Global Hive* user, your daily cryptocurrency gains are multiply by 10X if your are a Brave Browser user.
*Global Hive is a crypto faucet and another way of earning small amounts of crypto, in this case Zcash (ZEC)
The Presearch search engine
In addition to the Brave browser , I am also using the Presearch search engine. Until now I was using Google for my searches but I have swapped to Presearch because not only I can run my searches but also earn some PRE tokens in the process.
To be fair, Presearch it is not yet at Google’s level and every so often I need to run some specific searches on Google.
At the moment I am not expending my PRE tokens because as an small content creator I will eventually stake to tokens towards getting more traffic to my website. Still, once the Presearch engine becomes more widely used, the tokens may increase in value and then I may decide to swap those tokens for cash.
Blockchain projects and Cryptocurrencies - Step out of your comfort zone
The bottom point is, if you are going to use a computer browser anyway and you are going to make some searches every so often, why not to be efficient and earn some BAT and PRE tokens in the process.
Also, this may be an effortless and profitable way to start learning about those blockchain projects that are going to become more and more widely used in the near future. For those new to the blockchain and cryptocurrencies, terms like tokens may be bit alien and there may be some initial learning involved, but for those who are willing to step out of the comfort zones, there are rewards waiting to be found and collected.
Visit the Brave and Presearch websites and they will guide you through the process of installing the Brave browser and the Presearch search engine. From there, it is just matter of learning a bit more about crypto wallets and crypto currencies which it is a knowledge which will be of great value in the near future.
On this post we have shown a way to potentially earn some cash to pay for our bills, a different approach towards our standard saving electricity to pay less on our bills. Still, home efficiency is our main motto and getting profit out of our daily activities it is most definitely efficient.
Bonus Presearch tip
If you are a content creator and you want to promote your content, you can stake your Presearch tokens to a given keyword(s) and your ad will show up when someone searches for that term in Presearch.
You keep ownership of your tokens and until (approximately) January the 26th, there is no cost for any traffic that your content receives through the add.