Earn Passive Income from Google

Post revised and updated: October 19, 2016

Cross Media Panel (previously used to be Screenwise Trends) is a program owned and managed by Google.

Cross Media Panel collects browsing behavior of people. Google uses the collected information to improve their products and services.

Today, you use your desktop/laptop, mobile, and tablet to browse the Internet.




Cross Media Panel expects you to install a browser extension in your desktop/laptop and an app on your mobile device.

The browser extension and mobile app are free.

If you install and activate Cross Media Panel on all three devices, you can earn up to $3 per week ($1 per device) for allowing them to capture and use your browsing behavior.

You need to earn a minimum of $5 to collect a reward.  The rewards are issued as gift cards from popular brands.

At the time of this writing, following are the gift card brand choices available:

  • Amazon
  • Target
  • Starbucks
  • Best Buy
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Chipotle
  • GAP
  • Hotel.com
  • Macy’s
  • Nike
  • REI
  • Sephora
  • Home Depot
  • Walmart

After you make a request for your gift card, it used to take ~4 weeks to receive your gift card with Screenwise Trends.

Since the shift to Cross Media Panel, the reward gift delivery is almost immediate. I receive them in my email inbox as soon as I request it at the Cross Media Panel portal.

You can earn up to ~$150 per year just browsing the way you do today.

You could buy a Chromebook every year with that money.

Participation in Cross Media Panel is 100% free.

Certain restrictions apply – please check out their help page for eligibility details.

Here is the link where you can sign up: Cross Media Panel

Once you sign up, it will take 24-48 hours for your account to be fully activated. Once your account has been activated,  you will start earning as long as you are browsing on all the registered devices.

I signed up for Screenwise Trends little over a year back, now it is Cross Medial Panel.


I have earned $187 to date. Sign up with Google’s Cross Media Panel and make hay while the sun shines!




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