Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Friday, December 30, 2011
"Join InboxDollars today and start receiving emails with great deals on products and services. It's the fun and easy way for you to get paid for reading emails and get paid even more cash when you complete the offer." - their website
At InboxDollars, you can get paid for reading emails, taking online surveys, shopping, searching, watching videos, etc. Some reviews say its a scam... I don't think it's a scam. I think it's a really slow way to make a little pocket change. I signed up about 8 months ago and I have just made a whopping $30! You have to reach $30 to get your first paycheck.
Silver, nay, Gold lining... apparently, now that I have requested my first payment check, I am a "Gold Member". This means that I can request checks weekly! Who doesn't want weekly checks for $0.37? But, I also get put into a pool for extra referrals. I think this is where the money really is... referrals. If I get paid for the emails I read, and I get paid for the emails YOU read... money. If someone joins without listing a referral, they could possibly be given to me as a referral.
Reading Emails: They send me a few emails, maybe 5, every day. I open the email, click on the link to read the ad, and ca-ching! I've made money... about a penny. Like I said, it has taken me months to earn $30.
Completing Offers: I think this is where the real money is made. They will pay you differing amounts of money for signing up with the companies that they advertise for. If you start a new Netflix account through them, they'll give you $7. Too bad I already have a Netflix account. If you join a book club, you could get up to $10... but then the book club sends you crap you don't want every month. I suppose, if you don't mind signing up for spam and getting stuff in the mail and giving out your personal information, you could make a lot of money doing this.
Taking Surveys: Just like all the other survey companies out there... take a survey and get paid. The amount they pay varies, depending on who is offering the survey. For some reason, I just don't qualify for most online surveys, so I don't have much input on this one.
Search the Web: You can go to their website, or download their toolbar. Use their search engine instead of Google and you can get a penny per search up to a max of 5 cents a day. I've been too lazy to try this one, but hey... 5 cents a day is better than nil.
Cash Videos: These are short commercials that you watch on their site. You have to pay attention and remember the little numbers that they show you during the video. When the video is over, type in the numbers you saw and you get credit for watching. You get 2 cents per video.
Games: ... I don't have time to play games with my computer, I'm too busy playing games with my kids!
Shopping: If you're going to buy something online, check and see if you can buy it through their website first. Sometimes you can get what you want and make a little money while doing it. They have partnered with several online retailers for advertising and they would love for you to buy from their partners.
And more: There is more, a lot more... but I basically just read the emails, so check it out yourself.
My overall rating for Inbox Dollars: Easy Pocket Change