I search on the internet every day, anyway, so why not get some money while I'm doing it? I realised that the only real question is, "Is it a good search engine?"
Well, I started using it and found that using the Yahoo! search engine that Homepages uses, the results were as good as any other engine. So, why not use it?
You're not going to make a fortune, OK, but you're not doing any extra work and getting some money in the meantime. And if you get referrals, then it can become quite a useful little sum.
How much can you make? Well, I'll take the example they give on their website -
If you make an average of 5 searches per day - which is quite a conservative estimate actually - then you make just £1.50 per month and £18.25 per year. However, if you have 10 referrals, who in turn have 10 referrals, who also have 10 referrals (3 levels under you), and each of them makes an average of 5 searches, then you will be making about £48 per month or £584 per year.
The amounts are in British pounds, as the company is based in the UK.
This not a huge sum, obviously, but the essence of the matter as far as I see it, is that it's all extra cash for something you do anyway. You're not putting in any extra effort at all to get it.
So, I now use it regularly every day.
OK, then sign up for Homepages!! It's free, anyway!