How To Make Money Online For FREE – REALLY!!!

I guess that heading really hit the mark, but before you decide to jump ship, now you are here wouldn’t it be wise to hang around for a while and maybe, just maybe I have some great news for you.How To Make Money Online For Free

How to make money online for free is a very popular keyword phrase as you can see by the below image.

How To Make Money

On average 10221 people key that same keyword phrase into Google, not to mention the different variations of the same keyword, so we are probably talking about hundreds of thousands of people searching for ways to make money online for free.

When I first started looking online I went down the same path and you want to know something, I couldn’t find a single place where I could earn a decent living from for free. There was always a money element somewhere along the way.

I’m sure you have heard the saying “You get nothing in this world for free”

That may be correct in most cases, but if you look hard enough you are certain to find something that you can try for free. That is what happened to me and the best decision I ever made, and if you read this article to the end then I will give you an opportunity that won’t cost you a dime.

I guess the main goal with the internet that we are all looking for is to be independent and financially secure, right?

We are all looking for the day when we can tell our boss where to go. A dream for many but a reality for some!

OK, let’s cut the waffle and get right into it.


Had Enough of the “BS” and Looking for a New Direction to become Financially Secure?

OK, so I guess you have been down the same road as many, including myself, where you are sat all day clicking on ads for measly points that you turn into cash at some point, maybe 1-2 months down the road for 20 bucks, or filling in surveys only to be told time and time again that you didn’t qualify. Does that sound familiar?

If you want to carry on with those sites then be my guest and this isn’t for you, but if you want to turn your life around and learn something that you can truly benefit from. A passive income, that generates cash 24/7/365, where you can work anywhere, when you want and at your own pace, because all you need is an internet connection, then please read on.


If you haven’t already guessed, I am talking about Affiliate Marketing…

If you are unsure of just what this is all about then you could take a look at a review that I wrote some time ago, or you can listen to the shortened version right here.

By 2020 the affiliate marketing industry is forecast to be worth around a 12 billion dollar industry and no better time than the present to get involved with.

First off, the business model of affiliate marketing is very simple and straightforward.

Vendor — Affiliate Marketer — Customer

That’s it, you promote vendor products to the customer and when you make a sale you are paid by way of commissions.

Ok, so that is the simplistic version, but there is a little more to it than that.

The beauty of this business model is… 

You don’t hold any stocks, in other words, you don’t need a warehouse, meaning that you don’t have to shell out money for any products.

You don’t need to manage stocks because that is all taken care of for you, even the order management, shipping, returns and aftersales.

There are no overheads other than what you normally pay for because all you need is an internet connection and device.

There are no restrictions on where you can run this business either. Not like having to drive into work to check paperwork or ensure the orders are placed correctly. Nothing like that! You could be travelling around the world!

Anybody can do this, trust me I am

Seriously that is not beyond the realms because many people I know are doing just that, travelling and working. All you need is an internet connection. I am not because I have family commitments but a few years back and yes that would be me too.


Google is where it is all happening, where millions of people are searching for everything you could possibly think of.

A few facts about Google, in this present day.Google search engine

There are around 69,000 searches every single second of the day where people are searching for things like…

  • How to plumb in a toilet
  • How to make money online for free
  • Best Samsung tv for under $1000
  • How to wire a plug
  • How to make a chicken curry
  • How to train a puppy dog
  • Best affiliate marketing training

That’s approximately 6 billion (6,000,000,000) searches keyed into Google every single day and with nearly 3.9 billion (and climbing) with access to the internet, then really all Google is, is a massive shop, just like Amazon but a lot bigger!


How Does this Affiliate Marketing Business Model Work?

The job of an affiliate marketer is to help and offer solutions to a particular problem or issue with what people are looking for. There are no hard sales tactics because as you probably know they just don’t work.

Of course, we can’t help all the millions of people who are typing in nearly 6 billion searches every day can we, but we can help a portion of those.

If you looked at what those people were searching for and broke the 6 billion search terms into groups or categories then we could find something that you would be interested in, right? Of course, we could!

The 4 Simple Steps To Success

Step 1 – Choose an Interest, what you might call a Niche

This could be a hobby and something you are passionate about, like Golf, Fishing, Tennis, Camping, Dog Training. It could be anything that relates to what people are searching for.

A very popular keyword is one that you typed into Google to get to this post. “How to make money online” or something similar.

This is part of the “Make Money Online ” NICHE!

So let’s use this as our example, right!


Step 2 – Build Your Website

Now we have decided on what our Niche is going to be about, it is time to create our Website, and I’m not going to bang on too much about this because nowadays this is very straightforward and this will be explained in great detail if you decided to become a free member.

Suffice to say, that nowadays due to advancement in technology everything is pretty straightforward with no background knowledge required in HTML, Java, Graphic designing, etc. Those days are well and truly in the past!

In fact, I have seen a website created in less than 1 minute, which I’m not able to do. It might take me 5 minutes tops!


Step 3 – Attract Visitors…How to get your Website in front of all those people searching on Google. You know the millions typing in close to 6 billion search phrases each and every day. 

We have our Niche and have created our website. Now its time to get our website in front of those people.

A really massive crowd where people are just looking for solutions to their questions.

Now we have our website created we have to now start writing content or “blog posts” which you will probably know them as.

“I was never a writer before I got involved with this business and the last letter I wrote was maybe over 5 years ago, but since I started this business I have found that I love writing which as totally surprised me.” If you don’t try, then you will never know, will you?

What do I write about?

Well your niche, what else!

OK, as I mentioned, we will be using   “How to make money online” as our example.

So let’s type this into the Jaaxy Keyword Tool like so!

Jaaxy How To Make Money Online

As you can see in the above image, right at the top of a list we have our main keyword which is “how to make money online” and immediately below this, we have another 5 different keywords that relate to the same thing. There are many more, we just couldn’t fit them all on the screen!

Can you see next to the keywords there are columns? Well pay particular attention to,

Avg and Traffic

Avg – The average number of people typing that exact phrase into Google over a monthly period.

Traffic – Is the number of subscribers that we could attract if we managed to get our “blog post” on page 1 of Google. (don’t worry, not as difficult as you may think)

Those 6 Keywords that are listed…

We could potentially use as the title of our “blog posts”, so straight off the bat, we have 6 posts that we could write and quite possibly get access to around 200,000 people or prospective subscribers.

Why we use a Keyword Research Tool like Jaaxy

We would use a keyword tool like Jaaxy to find keywords that relate to our Niche, which have a certain amount of Traffic and are not too competitive.

We would use those keywords as the title of our “blog posts” and over time our website will grow because all we will be doing is writing content and adding them to our website.

Each “blog post” attracts a certain amount of traffic and all we are doing is grabbing a small portion of that 6 billion, and the more posts you add to your website the more people you attract which will eventually turn into subscribers.

How do I find ideas to write my blog posts about?

You would do your research on the Internet and in Google.

Type in your chosen “keyword” either in brackets or without and check what other affiliates are writing about. There are literally thousands of areas you could exploit.

A little secret I will disclose…Type your niche or keyword into the Google search engine, and check the 1st 3 pages of the search results. All your research can be done there!

But, why would I want to use or copy other peoples stuff?

Well, you don’t copy other peoples work, because it has to be different and original otherwise Google will penalise you. All you are doing is getting ideas, that’s all!

You could even be using the same keyword phrase and by writing more original content over time Google could rank you higher.

How do I Make Money?

Well before you have written and published your great content that is going to help your future subscribers, you will need to offer a solution to the reader’s quest.

This is where you would offer a product which would go on your blog post that you are helping out your readers with.

How do I do that?

As you know this article is about affiliate marketing and therefore part of this process is offering a product to your reader as part of the solution. Sort of like the “icing on the cake”.

If your niche was in the “Make Money Online” niche like I am in then you could offer a training platform that you was part of as your solution.

There are literally thousands of Affiliate Programs that you can join for free, and all you would do is find one or two, or maybe several. Sign up to the affiliate program and promote a product or products.

Just type “your niche” + affiliate program into Google and instantly displayed there will be tons of programs you could join.

Anything you could think of there surely will be an affiliate program that you could use!

Every sale you make you will get a commission, and that’s pretty much it.


Are you ready to take that first major step to a better secure life?

I said I had something for you if you lasted the course.

If you hadn’t already noticed from the main image at the top of this review we are talking about Wealthy Affiliate, which is a training platform which has been around for well over a decade and has seen over 1.4 million members go through the training, and in 2017 alone helped over 220,000 members create their first websites.

Received in 193 countries worldwide. That’s almost every country on the entire planet.

This is 100% free to join where there will be no credit card details asked for and there are no Upsells to worry about either.

How I joined and became a member

I joined as a free member and took advantage of the discounted $19 (but, you don’t have to) for the first month as a premium member and I will tell you why.

You see (for me) to fully evaluate the platform I wanted everything available so that I could check out what was on offer, which gave me 5 weeks to do my research. If after 5 weeks I didn’t like what I saw and it wasn’t for me, then I was just going to call it a day, and all I’d have lost would have been $19.

You could, of course, stay as a free member and still make money, as many members are currently doing, but if you were serious about all this then why wouldn’t you upgrade to premium?

But, check it out for free like everybody does, and remember you will have me on your side to guide you through the whole process!

If it’s not for you then you can just call it a day or you could stay as a FREE member forever if that is what you want, that is not a problem.

If you are looking for how to make money online for free, there is no better training platform out there that comes close to Wealthy Affiliate.

The best decision I made so why not take it for a spin and see for yourself, and remember this, I would not promote anything I wasn’t 100% certain about, and with Wealthy Affiliate, I am 120+% certain!

Learn how to build an online business the right way and from people who have been successful and who are prepared to help you.

If you have any questions whatsoever, please leave them below in the comments, and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.

All the best and good luck on your journey

Mick

 

NeoBux Review 2018 – Is it a Complete Waste of Your Time?

Looking for a way to earn some extra money from home, then maybe you have come to the right spot, and in this NeoBux Review, I will show you that it is possible but it will cost you.

NeoBux Review
NeoBux Login

NeoBux is one of the original PTC(Pay to Click) sites that have been around for just over a decade now, which in the life of a PTC site is quite an achievement, or so it would seem.

With more and more of these PTC sites getting dropped by the wayside with PayPal not having anything to do with them, it looks like NeoBux has also gone the same way, but don’t jump ship, not just yet!

What actually got my curiosity was the claims of some of the NeoBux members (within the forum) claiming to be earning huge amounts of money, by a technique that is unique to NeoBux, but takes time and can cost you a whole bunch of money, but we can cover that a little later.

Anyway without further ado, let’s jump right into this review.


NeoBux Logo

  • Owners: Neodev Lda (Porto, Portugal)
  • Product: NeoBux
  • Website: www.NeoBux.com
  • Price: Free, Golden Membership ($90), Golden Pack ($290,$490,$890)
  • Founded: 2008
  • Description: Get paid for clicking on ads, and taking surveys amongst other activities.
  • Recommended: No
  • Reasoning: Although you can earn small amounts be prepared to spend hours clicking on ads, taking surveys, and playing games for pocket money?

Internal Summary and Links

  1. What is NeoBux About?
  2. How Much Can I Make with NeoBux?
  3. How to Get Started with NeoBux
  4. Other Ways to Maximize Money with NeoBux
  5. How Does NeoBux Pay You?
  6. NeoBux Pros and Cons
  7. NeoBux Review – Final thoughts!
  8. Comments

What is NeoBux About?What is NeoBux About

NeoBux is a PTC (Paid to click) site that has been around since 2008 and is owned by a Portuguese company NEODEV LDA who are based in Porto.

I can’t see any restrictions on members and which countries they come from and I believe it is ok to say that all countries are accepted into NeoBux. The problem might be when trying to access any money that you make.

Initially, this site was created to allow members to get paid by clicking on their client’s advertisements, but over the years they have added a number of other ways to earn money, such as surveys, playing games, offers, etc.

Looks like they are trying to move from a PTC site to a GPT (Get Paid To) site just like Clixsense as there are many similarities.

How Does NeoBux Work?

NeoBux.com get paid by their clients for handling and marketing their products on a PPC(Pay Per Click) or PPV(Pay Per View) basis which are affiliate marketing terms within internet traffic, where the client pays NeoBux.com for viewing and/or clicking on adverts, regardless of whether anything is purchased or not.

A portion of that amount is passed onto the NeoBux members for their time in viewing or clicking on the client’s ads.


How Much Can I Make with NeoBux?

Now you can check through the NeoBux forum and check out members stats and how they are performing, as there are some interesting results if what you read can be believed, but I have no reason to disbelieve this, so feel free to check them out for yourself.

NeoBux Forum

The main source of income on NeoBux.com is through “Renting Referrals”.

OK, now this is where it can get a little complicated and when these types of sites have any sort of complexity then in my experience they are trying to hide something. I will touch on that method a little later in the review.


NeoBux was initially created as a PTC site so we’ll take a look at the main source which is clicking on ads.

Just so that you don’t miss anything, you can set up an alarm to inform you when these ads are getting posted to your account. Just go into your personal settings.

NeoBux Ad Alert

The below image is the “View Advertisements” display.

NeoBux Advertisments

As you can see this is where the ads are stored for you to click on and get paid which don’t come around as often as you’d like. In my experience, you get around 20 ads on a day to day basis.

All you have to do is click on the ad box and a red dot will appear which you have to click (God forbid if a robot was involved) and wait for the ad to display, then you have to wait until the time expires which in all takes about 12-15 seconds.

There are 2 different amounts to my knowledge that you can get paid for clicking on ads…

  • $0.001 which is the normal amount paid.
  • $0.005 don’t come around often, so don’t get too excited when they do.

That’s 1/10th and 1/2 of a cent respectively

Let’s just take a look at how long it takes to make $1

$0.001

If you managed to receive continuous advertisements (which you obviously don’t) then to reach $1 it would take you approximately 4 hours based on 15 seconds per ad view.

Which gives you an hourly rate of around $0.25 for clicking 1000 Ads.

$0.005

It would take 50 minutes to generate $1.

That’s an hourly rate of just over $1.00 for clicking on around 200 Ads.

Experience tells me that you will be lucky if you are given 20 ads in a day to click on!


Now, it doesn’t take a genius to realize that this is absolutely horrendous pocket change, but I do understand in some countries where the economy is bad with jobs and money extremely tight, that every little helps and that this type of online opportunity seems to be acceptable.

Since I became a member of NeoBux.com I’ve come to realize that I was wasting my time and that there are better opportunities out there such as…

Swagbucks and TopCashBack which are better alternatives if earning a few bucks here and there is what you are happy with?

Alternatively, you could look at the bigger picture and focus your time in a more productive way and learn how to build an online business, and the beauty about this is that it is FREE to join and NO CREDIT CARD will be asked for.


How to Get Started with NeoBux

NeoBux Registration

That’s pretty straightforward.

Just click the register tab at the top right of the display on the main screen and enter your…

  • Username
  • Password
  • Email address
  • Referrer, if you have come through a referral.
  • Date of birth year
  • Select terms and consent and continue.

Almost immediately you will receive an email to activate your membership and then you are ready to go.

NeoBux Activation Email Code


Other Ways to Maximize Your Money with NeoBux

OK, so we have pretty much covered the main source of earning with NeoBux which is clicking on ads. Now let’s take a look at other ways to at least keep you moving in the right direction.

  • Mini Jobs

Want to mix it up a little then check out the mini-jobs, which incidentally don’t look too mini to me. Take a look for yourself!

NeoBux Mini Jobs

Let’s take a look at the 2 so-called mini-jobs that you can see in the above image.

There are 105 tasks before you reach your goal of $0.75 and just how long the tasks take to complete is anybody’s guess. I wasn’t about to try!

The 2nd job in the list, here you have to complete 1000 tasks before you reach the same goal as the one above of $0.75. Come on seriously?

Note: It is my understanding that you could be spending several hours on let’s say the 2nd job with 1000 tasks, and right up to completing those tasks which are going to be taking some considerable time, you could be thrown out and end up losing everything, well the 75 cents anyway.


  • Surveys

Now I don’t know about you but I have spent many hours in the past doing surveys earning very little money, and quite frankly I hated them.

Nowadays they are even worse as there are so many more similar sites competing for the same space.

NeoBux Surveys

I tried around 10 surveys spending quite some time filling in the pre-qualification questions only to be thrown out and been told that I didn’t qualify, and that’s a big problem nowadays, not just here with NeoBux but with all the other survey sites.


  • Playing Games

Another addition to help increase the time you spend on the NeoBux.com site, and it just doesn’t seem to be getting any better!

NeoBux Games

There is a maximum number of games you can play in any 24 hours, which is 250. Mind you, who is going to play 250 games in any one day? Not me that is for sure!

The maximum time that you have to play a game is 2 minutes.

Maximum number of games = 250 * $0.001 = $0.25

Yes, a quarter of a dollar for playing games for 8 hours and 20 minutes.


  • Coin Offers

Coin offers are the NeoBux virtual currency that can be exchanged for money.

Here you have a whole host of other ways to earn a little money, such as watching videos, surveys, shopping etc

But, you’ll have to wait 60 days from the successful offer completion date for these to be credited to your account.

NeoBux Coin Offers

If you are curious to know more about this virtual currency and the value for exchanging to real currency then you might want to check out this explanation.


  • Refer a Friend or direct referrals.

Direct referrals can only be invited after you have a been a member for currently 15 days and that you have clicked on at least 100 ads.

There are limitations on how many referrals you are allowed to invite, based on which membership level you are currently on.

  • Free: 30
  • Pioneer: 60 (Free member who joined before 1st May 2008)
  • Golden: 200 (Cost $90 a year)
  • Golden + Pioneer: 250 (Cost $90 a year)
  • Golden + Emerald: 300 ( Cost $90 + $290 = $380 a year)
  • Golden + Sapphire:  300 (Cost $90 + $290 = $380 a year)
  • Golden + Platinum: 400 (Cost $90 + $490 = $580 a year)
  • Golden + Diamond: 400 (Cost $90 + $490 = $580 a year)
  • Golden + Ultimate: Unlimited (Cost $90 + $890 = $980 a year)

  • Rented Referrals

In NeoBux, this subject is quite vast and therefore I won’t be going deep into this complex area. Well its complex for a reason, right?

What I will tell you is that “Rented Referrals” are supposed to be members who haven’t made any referrals.

Now, if you go into the forum and start to look at some of the stats of members who are supposed to be raking in the money, you can see against just the one member that there are thousands (10s of) of rented referrals.

Remember these are supposed to be actual members, and therefore I guess we are talking about millions of these rented referrals. So that should mean that there are millions of members on NeoBux, right?

If that was the case then don’t you think that promoting “the current number of members on NeoBux” would be a good selling point, and a way to get even more members recruited?

Of course, you do, but I can’t find a mention anywhere of how many NeoBux members they currently are. Do you see where I am coming from?

What I will mention is that you can only rent a certain amount of referrals based on your membership level, which comes down to a yearly cost, which I have highlighted above.

Rented referrals are purchased for a period of time and have to be extended at cost.

You have to monitor those rented referrals because if they aren’t clicking on ads then you are paying for nothing. There is software to purchase to help you here, at a cost of around $7.

Remember you are making a percentage of what your rented referral is making, and considering a single advertisement you can make either $0.001 or $0.005.

That’s a % on either a 1/10th or 1/2th of a CENT, SERIOUSLY!

Don’t forget that although it could cost you nearly $1,000 to upgrade your membership, it will still cost you in addition for each “Rented Referral”, not to mention costs for extending those referrals too.

If you are still interested to know more about “Rented Referrals” then you can check out a couple of resources that I found for you which explains it in more detail, but remember what I said earlier in the review, that there was a complicated element? Well, this is it so good luck!

Introduction to NeoBux and Rented Referrals

NeoBux ultimate guide of Rented Referrals


How Does NeoBux Pay You?

I guess we all have a PayPal account but unfortunately this is not a payment method that is open to you. PayPal decided to pull the plug!

You need to set up an account with either…

Skrill, which is a payment management company from the UK

or

Netteller who are based in the Isle of Man

Although NeoBux is open to all countries then you should seriously do your research and find out exactly whether there might be issues with the type of payment method that you have to use.


NeoBux Pros and Cons

It doesn’t matter what type of business or company when it comes to issues they all have their fair share of them, but I am struggling to actually find anything positive to say about NeoBux.

Pros

  • Website

My first glance at the software and it looks very professional.

  • Multi-National

NeoBux is available in all countries, and what they don’t explain in detail is that there are only 2 payment processes that you can currently use and this could be a problem within some countries.

Cons

  • Free, well it really isn’t!

Free it may be to join, but as you have seen in this review in order to try and progress and earn more money you have to upgrade your membership, which could end up costing you as much as $980 a year as well as other costs on top of that too. I have seen reports of 10s of 1000s of dollars!

  • PayPal

PayPal generally is the normal payment process online, and it’s one that we all know and is used to, but NeoBux lost the backing of PayPal and I guess this is down to PTC sites and the way they operate.

  • Minimum Threshold 

Well, it starts off OK at $2, but each time you cash out it goes up in increments of $2 until it reaches the upper level of $10.

  • Where is the Mobile App?

There is no mobile app which means you have to be near a laptop or pc which means you can’t be out and about.

  • Not qualifying for surveys

Hanging about filling in pre-qualification surveys is not my idea of a good time especially when you can’t seem to qualify for a damn survey.

  • Getting Banned

Reading many reviews from members, it would appear that you have to watch what you say in the forum and can get banned for asking the wrong questions.

I have also heard it going around that they monitor for things being said about the company which gives them a reason to ban you.

In many cases, I have seen members complain of losing everything even though they have been with NeoBux for a number of years.

  • Number of Members

It’s a bit of a closed shop when trying to find out just how many members there are at NeoBux.com and I couldn’t find any mention of this anywhere.

  • Referring Others to Join

Having a referral program is usually a big plus but here at NeoBux.com, you are restricted on the number of referrals that you can invite, and the way to extend that number is to upgrade your membership which costs money.

  • Rented Referrals

Many members are suggesting that those so-called rented referrals are in fact just bots, but there is no way that I could confirm that one way or the other.

Maybe the reason why we can’t find out the total number of members that are on NeoBux is that this might disclose where those rented referrals are actually coming from.

  • Paying for Rented Referrals

This is where it starts to cost and the amounts are quite staggering and well into the tens of thousands of dollars. I have seen it mentioned as high as $75,000 for renting 1,000s of referrals and to get to that point will take you years.


NeoBux Review – Final Thoughts!

Is NeoBux a legitimate online business and I have to say it is, but for me, that’s where the buck stops, because as you can see you are not going to be earning great amounts of money and the main reason why I would not recommend NeoBux.com.

Some will disagree with why I am not recommending this online opportunity, but the facts are there for everybody to see.

Even when I look at the all the positive reviews on sites like Trust Pilot, I still can’t get my head around why this is the case, but maybe people are just happy with a few bucks here and there and I’m OK with that.

I do understand that some countries which I have noticed are struggling with their economy and therefore any amount of money is better than none, but rather than spend all day on these sites wouldn’t it be more productive learning how to build an online business and switching places?

I was that person not too long ago now, taking surveys and clicking on ads and they drove me mad until I decided that either I learn how to make some real money online or give up altogether and get a real job. Guess what I did?


Comments

Anyway, if you are reading this then I have to thank you for your time and patience, and hopefully, I have managed to give you most of the facts.

If you are a member of NeoBux.com then I would love to hear from you and tell me how its been going? Did you manage to crack the rented referrals? How much did you have to invest and how much did you make?

Any problems with NeoBux as I’d like to know.

If you enjoyed the review then why not share a little love and share it amongst your friends who are maybe looking for a little guidance.

Your friend

Mick

ClickBank University 2.0 Review 2018: Is It Worth the Money?

Anybody researching ways to make money online will have come across ClickBank at some point, a very popular platform where vendors and affiliate marketers can make a decent living from, but if you are just starting out on this journey,  can ClickBank University 2.0 set you up for success?What is ClickBank University About

Throughout your research, as a newcomer coming into the “Make Money Online” niche, you will know that affiliate marketing is a great way to earn a good living from with the easiest business model to grasp and with very little outlay.

Easy model it may be, but easy to make a good living from it may not be. More on that a little later!

ClickBank along with Commission Junction (currently CJ Affiliate) were the first 2 affiliate networks that came on stream just over 20 years ago, and since then many more networks have formed making competition high which means more products are required for affiliates to promote.

ClickBank University 2.0 addresses this issue on 2 levels, firstly the Vendor and product creation followed by the affiliate marketer and how to promote Clickbank vendor products.

In this ClickBank University 2.0 review, I will uncover everything you need to know about the training, and whether it is what you are looking for, but more importantly, is it really worth the money and are there better options out there.


ClickBank University 2.0 Logo

  • Owners: Kinetics Inc
  • Product: ClickBank University 2.0
  • Description: A course for budding affiliate marketers and product creators.
  • Founders: Adam Horwitz & Justin Atlan
  • Founded: First launched in 2014 and upgraded in 2016 to CBU 2.0
  • Based: US
  • Price: $47/month
  • Upsells: $691
  • First Year Costs: $1255 followed by $564 yearly
  • Based in: US
  • Recommended: NO
  • Description: On reflection, the ClickBank University 2.0 course for anybody coming into this industry does seem like a good course to get a basic understanding, but I believe a little on the expensive side, but all will be revealed.

Internal Summary and Links

  1. What is ClickBank University About?
  2. What you need to know first before you purchase CBU 2.0
  3. What you get with the ClickBank University 2.0 Training Course
  4. ClickBank University 2.0 Costs
  5. ClickBank University 2.0 Pros and Cons
  6. ClickBank University 2.0 Review – Final thoughts!
  7. Comments

What is ClickBank University About?

ClickBank University Login
ClickBank University Login

If you have been researching long enough then you will have seen the many unscrupulous so-called gurus out there showing you their spin on how to create digital products and how to market them to the masses.

Granted there are some very good products/courses out there, but as a percentage of the many hundreds and thousands that are available to you, only a very small percentage have any real value worthy of your time and money.

Adam Horwitz and Justin Atlan saw an opportunity and in 2014 ClickBank University was launched, to focus mainly on Vendors and how to create products and get them to market, and within 6 months it had generated over 1 million dollars in sales.

Over the years since the CBU 1.0 was launched, it has had its fair share of negative feedback, but the new improved version which hit the market in 2016 seems to be on a better track, with an improved course where you can not only learn how to create your own products but also touches base on affiliate marketing.

What’s happened to the ClickBank Marketplace?

I know in more recent times that the ClickBank MarketPlace as taken a hammering regarding the quality of products available and quite rightly so too!

Just a quick look at the marketplace shows me that there are currently  4730 active products for the fixed date period of which only 160 products have a gravity of 20+. When selecting products you should aim for around 20+ for gravity!

Gravity meaning, most popular and a way of excluding all the crap. Now, I don’t know about you but I would say the ClickBank Marketplace is somewhat lacking in great products to promote, wouldn’t you think?

This still doesn’t actually tell me that those 160 products are worthy of promoting because you have to check all sorts of other parameters first and that would take a little time to explain.

I’m sure this isn’t the reason (or maybe it is) but creating the ClickBank University 2.0 training course could sort out a few issues here and could be a clever way of replenishing the ClickBank Marketplace’s database! It’s just a thought!


What you need to know first before you purchase ClickBank University 2.0

What exactly are you looking for in this ClickBank University 2.0 training course?

If you are wanting to learn how to become an affiliate marketer, then I do believe this course may not be for you, and whilst there is an 8-week course devoted to affiliate marketing, in my opinion, the course doesn’t go into this subject in too greater detail.

If its the vendor side and owning your own product that interests you then this course along with the ClickBank Builder 2.0 might be right for you, but creating a product is a massive step, because there are so many parameters involved for it to become a partial success, nevermind a complete success where it earns you the big bucks.

What I hate about purchasing online…

…is the fact that most vendors are not upfront with their products before you make that purchase, and you only find this out when you have entered your credit card details and hit the purchase button.

If the product is so good (like CBU 2.0 is saying) then why can’t the sales page disclose everything about the product including upsells, down sells, etc before we get to the purchase stage?

It does rile me and the funny thing about this is that the ClickBank University 2.0 course is going to teach you as vendors how to do this very same thing.

So do I really need ClickBank Builder 2.0?

ClickBank University 2.0 try to sell you the ClickBank Builder 2 but only after you have purchased the $47 a month membership, which is not cool because there is no mention of it prior to paying the membership fee!

Although purchasing ClickBank Builder 2 is an option and not compulsory, it is assumed that you will indeed purchase the product, however, I do think you would struggle with the course without it.

Purchasing the ClickBank Builder 2 software also commits and locks you into ClickBank as your host, which sort of restricts you, and as it is early days then we may not want to commit to this!

Whilst I did like the sales video, it does take on a somewhat strange sales tactic towards the end…

Where it’s like a script to another Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, where the robots are coming and taking over the world and our jobs, which may be true to some extent, but it all seems that they are trying to mess with your head and then out of the blue ClickBank University 2.0 is here to save the day.

I know you might think I’m going a little over the top in my analogy, but if you watched the video then I’m sure you will understand and know where I am coming from.

If the product is so good then it should sell itself without the corny sales tactics. No need for it ClickBank!

False hopes of earning…

Another thing I don’t like are the promises of success and that you will be earning from the 1st day on the course.

Nobody should promise this and the real truth is that joining ClickBank University 2.0 will not guarantee you success and you certainly won’t be earning from day 1.


What you get with ClickBank University 2.0 Training Course

For what you get with all the training that is now included with the new version of ClickBank University 2.0 it does appear to be good value for anybody new to affiliate marketing with a view to creating their own digital product.

8-Week Affiliate Marketing Training by Adam Horwitz

This is a course created obviously withCBU 2.0 Affiliate training the newbie in mind and therefore anything you know or think you know should be put to one side, because here Adam comes with some pretty impressive credentials.
Not too sure just what you can cram into an 8-weeks training course though, because that amount of time even if you devoted 24/7, in my mind wouldn’t be enough.

 

According to the ClickBank University 2.0 sales page…

“The 8-week Affiliate Track is for those who want to make easy money promoting other people’s products. It’s great if you’re… ”

  1. Just starting out making money on the internet
  2. Haven’t generated tons of money online yet
  3. Don’t want to create a product or even a Website
  • Not sure I agree with some of what has been said here!
  • 2 Major Issues I can see…
  1. Easy money, really! If it was so easy then everybody would be doing it, right?
  2. If you want to make an impact and an online presence then you do need to have a website and not just a few landing/squeeze pages.

Nothing is easy especially as an affiliate marketer and you will notice this very quickly.

  •  Contents of the affiliate marketing course
  • Week 1 – Intro, affiliate marketing, ClickBank and your goals.
  • Week 2 – Understanding affiliate marketing and navigating through CB.
  • Week 3 – Finding a profitable niche and a product to promote. 
  • Week 4 – About sales funnels and creating a landing/squeeze pages.
  • Week 5 – Creating and outsourcing content to give to your subscribers.
  • Week 6 – Email marketing and how to nurture your subscribers.
  • Week 7 – Email marketing, broadcasts, automation, quality content.
  • Week 8 – Scaling your business and taking it to the next level.
  • Bonus – Affiliate promotions, soft and hard sell.

The affiliate marketing course within CBU 2.0 is good for anybody who is coming into this industry without any prior knowledge, but wouldn’t be my number one choice.

With the ClickBank University 2.0 training, the emphasis is on “Paid Traffic” which can drive the costs through the roof if you don’t know what you are doing. Traffic is a massive area to cover!

If you are looking to become an affiliate marketer, then you do need to learn how to build a website and learn how to get traffic for free, and I would suggest taking a look at this training platform, which has been around for  over 12 years and covers everything that CBU 2.0 covers but much, much more.

12 – Week Vendor Course by Justin Atlan

This 12-week course is quite extensive ClickBank University Vendorso for anybody just coming into Internet Marketing they might find everything a little overwhelming.

Specifically geared towards Vendors wishing to learn how to build their own products and all the good stuff with getting the product out to the ClickBank Marketplace.

Contents of the Vendor course

  • Week 1 – How everything works, mindset, product plan and goals.
  • Week 2 – Discovering your niche/product,  and your competition.
  • Week 3 – Creating your avatar.
  • Week 4 – Course content creation and how to outsource.
  • Week 5 – How to create the perfect upsell to maximise profit.
  • Week 6 – How to create a high converting sales pages.
  • Week 7 – How to create a video sales letter.
  • Week 8 – Completion of the product using the ClickBank builder.
  • Week 9 – Uploading and selling with the ClickBank Marketplace.
  • Week 10-What joint ventures are,
  • Week 11- Checking all the elements by split testing.
  • Week 12- How to scale up and monetize.

Bonus – How to sell high ticket products on Webinars

Weekly Live Video Webinar

Another addition to the ClickBank University 2.0 is the weekly video live stream where you get to discuss with the trainers any queries that you may have throughout your training.

Just how these are going to work with the short time available is beyond me as I am sure everyone will have numerous questions to ask.

ClickBank Builder 2.0

ClickBank Builder 2.0 has come along somewhat since the first version was launched, which was originally to go hand-in-hand with the vendor course and creating your own product, and everything to do with sales pages and getting the product to market

In this version, they have accommodated the affiliate marketer and expanded it somewhat to help the affiliate marketer more.

Private FaceBook Support Group

Access to their private FaceBook group, where you can get support, although answers to questions are not forthcoming, and you might if you are lucky, find Adam and Justin participating within the group.

ClickBank Toolkit

Advice and offers on tools that ClickBank recommend.

Bi-Weekly Classes

Every couple of weeks Adam and Justin will be bringing in experts to pass on their knowledge and experiences which can be good especially for your morale.

Live ClickBank Events 

These are events reserved for CBU 2.0 members which you can attend at a significantly reduced cost.

The Traffic Centre

They state that the traffic centre will disclose how you can generate unlimited amounts of traffic practically on demand. Really, considering this is the most important aspect of affiliate marketing I find this hard to believe.

Advanced Training

They have added this training to widen the exposure to traffic in more detail and covers the areas listed below.

  • Facebook advertising
  • Leveraging YouTube
  • SEO and more

ClickBank University 2.0 Costs

When I am purchasing anything I like to see just where my money is going before I make a commitment.

CBU 2.0 Course Costs

There are 2 methods to pay for the course, you either pay up front or you pay by instalments.

Upfront

  • $47 for the monthly subscription
  • $594 for the ClickBank Builder
  • $97 for the advanced training

Total outlay = $738

Upfront yearly cost =   1st year / ($47 * 12) = $564 + $594 + $97 = $1255

Installments yearly cost = 1st year = $1341

2nd year and beyond = $564

I don’t have a problem with upsells, it’s the way that they try and sneakily get you to pay for them, because for anybody new to this type of business unless you have researched ClickBank University 2.0 thoroughly, and checked out the sales page, then you wouldn’t have a clue until you had paid for the first element of the course which in this case is the $47.


ClickBank University 2.0 Pros and Cons

Pros 

The 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

With the promise of a 30-day money back guarantee which ClickBank University 2.0 offers that is surely a good thing and should give you more than enough time to decide whether this is right for you or not.

However, get distracted or forget about the time period and you will be sort of committed but at least you will have ClickBank Builder 2.0 for life if indeed you did purchase it in the first place.

Cons

Training locked

We all have different work ethics and work at a different pace so how frustrating can it be to find yourself locked out of the next course video when all you are trying to do is complete the course schedule so that you can move onto making some real money?

The course levels for both the vendor and affiliate are on what looks like some sort of time lock and CBU 2.0 unlocks certain elements when they think the time is right.

Frustrating it may well be because you’ve paid your money, but CBU 2.0 tells us this is to avoid missing out any steps within the training. Of course, the way around this would be to create a support ticket but even that doesn’t really make any sense.

Focus on Paid Traffic

The 8-week affiliate marketing course covers only paid traffic with an enthesis on FaceBook and Instagram.

Apparently, in CBU 2.0 they have included some advanced training which comes separately to the 8-week course as an upsell which costs $97, which is supposed to cover SEO and getting traffic for free, but if you decide to not pay for this then you will miss out.

As far as I am concerned this should be all part of the 8-week course so there is no reason to miss out on this very important area.

Weekly Webinars

Weekly webinars are just not enough to cover the previous weeks training that I’m sure you will have a ton of questions to ask about.

Lack of Real Affiliate Marketing Training

Whilst this 8-week course will give you an insight into affiliate marketing and what it entails, in my mind the course itinerary seems a little weak. I have heard people mention that they just think its a bolt-on to widen the audience, but for a newbie, you will at least learn the basics, but a little on the expensive side just to learn the basics, don’t you think?


ClickBank University Review 2.0 – Final Thoughts!

The biggest challenge for anybody taking part in this ClickBank University 2.0 training course is creating your very own affiliate product.

You are going to need to have…

  • A great idea for a product in a great niche
  • Depending on the product it can cost 100’s and sometimes 1,000’s
  • One that’s going to get you sales
  • Need to get positive reviews
  • Have to convince the affiliate marketer to promote your product.
  • Need to create additional great products to promote as upsells.

For anybody coming into this industry and creating your very own product is just beyond many peoples’ capabilities and something that more experienced affiliate marketers sometimes only get into a few years down the road.

I do believe that you need a good understanding in affiliate marketing first before you dive into product creation, and having to pay out $1255 upfront for the 1st year followed by $564 yearly thereafter is a little on the expensive side for me.

What they also don’t tell you is that Paid Traffic can end up costing you a small fortune unless you know what you are doing. SEO is the way to go when talking about Free Traffic and once it starts coming it just keeps coming.

For the affiliate marketing training, I believe that Wealthy Affiliate University is more than capable of providing you with everything you would need to know and the beauty about this is it is free to join so that you can check it out for yourself. No UPSELLS and NO CREDITS asked for here!


Comments

I hope this review gave you an understanding of what the ClickBank University 2.0 course offers and hopefully helped in your research.

If you liked the review then why not share amongst your friends.

Maybe you are already a member or have been a member in the past and would like to share your experiences?

All comments will be answered.

Until next time.

Mick

ClickBank MarketPlace Review 2018: Can You Still Make Money?

Many of you will have heard of ClickBank as it’s the first place many of us go to when we are trying to earn money as an affiliate marketer, and the ClickBank MarketPlace is the place to go when you need a product to promote, but can you still make money with this affiliate network?ClickBank MarketPlaceFor those who don’t know what ClickBank is.

It’s what’s called an affiliate network…

…where Vendors; that’s product creators can go and upload their own product details, in this case to the ClickBank MarketPlace, which is just like a database and made available to everyone.

…and…

…where ordinary customers and affiliate marketers can go and search out these products to either purchase for themselves or promote to other people.


ClickBank.com was the first affiliate network to come on stream over 20 years ago now and was the place to go to when you were looking for great products to promote as an affiliate marketer, and why not as you can find many products in the MarketPlace with commissions as high as 75%.

Over the last decade or so many other affiliate networks have got in on the act which is great for the affiliate marketer, but for ClickBank not so great as this means less business through competition.

ClickBank is still (or so they say) one of the top affiliate networks that both vendor and affiliate marketer still use and whilst you can still find some OK products to promote it just takes a little longer, which we will go into a little later.


ClickBank Logo

  • Owners: Kinetics Inc
  • Product: ClickBank
  • Website: www.ClickBank.com
  • Founders: Eileen Langan Barber, Dr. Tomothy Barber, Geoff Hoyl
  • Founded: 1998 (in a Garage)
  • Based in: US
  • Price: Free
  • Recommended: NO
  • Description: A place where many vendors still go to market their products, but for the affiliate marketer looking just to promote products can be a struggle.

Internal Summary and Links

  1. What is the ClickBank MarketPlace?
  2. Can you still Make Money with the ClickBank MarketPlace as an Affiliate?
  3. The 4 Basic Steps to Becoming a Success Online
  4. ClickBank MarketPlace Pros and Cons
  5. ClickBank MarketPlace Review – Final thoughts!
  6. Comments

What is the ClickBank MarketPlace?

ClickBank MarketPlace is the main central database of ClickBank where all the vendor products and associated information that relate to the products are stored, and available for the affiliate marketer or customer to purchase from.

This all started way back in 1998 in the early days of the internet boom, in the garage of Eileen and Dr Timothy Barbers in San Diego, California.

With over $3 billion in sales and currently over 6 million clients worldwide, operating in 190 countries, then it would appear that they are still doing something right.

How Does ClickBank Work?

Clickbank is simplified by these 3 straightforward steps!

ClickBank provides a software platformConfused person for vendors to showcase their products usually in a digital information format, although they now include some physical products.

The affiliate marketers can sign up for a free account very easily and search through their extensive catalogue of digital and more recently physical products and promote those products by creating a ClickBank HopLink.

This basically links the Vendor-Affiliate-Customer throughout the whole purchasing process, which also allows the customers to get any refund back without any hassle provided they apply within the given time period.


Can You Still Make Money with the ClickBank MarketPlace as an Affiliate?

This is a question that is asked all the time and such a difficult one with no definitive answer, but in my opinion,  nowadays you can still make money with ClickBank but you need to know what you are doing, and all is not as it used to be.

A number of years ago the ClickBank MarketPlace was the place to go if you were starting out as an affiliate marketer, where you could find some very good products across many niches to promote.

Nowadays, whilst there are still thousands of products that ClickBank markets for vendors

ClickBank thousands of vendors

Most of them are only accessible through joining the many various membership sites that you can find all over the internet, and it would seem that the ClickBank MarketPlace for the customer and sole affiliate marketer is somewhat limited with products that are worthy of promoting.

I’m not sure just where the 54,000 vendors come from in the above snippet, but must be an accumulating number from when ClickBank MarketPlace first started…

If you want to take a look at the current number of products that is available on the ClickBank MarketPlace for the customer and affiliate, which is in the region of 4,000 products…Don’t get too excited though!

Of which there are only around 160 products available to promote that have a gravity of over 19, which is a good indication and guide for selecting decent quality (or so it would seem) products that have a reasonable amount of competition. Also a good way of excluding all the crappy products too!

Gravity is a figure that represents the number of affiliates that have made a sale with that particular product but the real maths behind it are a little unclear, and not all of those products will be worthy of promoting and therefore you will need to narrow it down further, along with checking out the sales pages, sales videos, upsells, down sells and a host of other things too, before you are satisfied that this is the product to promote.

Are Affiliates still plugging the same story that may well have worked a few years back?

In fact, you will find all over social media especially YouTube where affiliate marketers declaring coming from very humble beginnings, and now declaring their millionaire status (to be taken lightly of course, and don’t forget to check the date also) and all in the name of ClickBank, and that may well be true in some cases, but I think you can see that you are going to struggle to get the same results today.

Even today the same story can be heard, where instead of choosing your Niche FIRST, they use the ClickBank MarketPlace to decide that for them based on “quality” products. The product dictates the niche!

  1. Find several related great products that you want to promote
  2. Which will identify your Niche
  3. Then create your website based around your chosen Niche
  4. Create content “blog posts” 9-12 posts!
  5. Promote to social media, such as Facebook, Instagram etc
  6. Join a few discussion groups, like Warrior Forum.
  7. Hey, presto the money comes rolling in.

OK, there is a little more to it than how I have just described it, but that’s the gist of it! Sounds simple, yes? Well take it from me it really isn’t, and there are many courses out there pushing this very same method!

Well, that might well have worked a number of years back but unless you can find several great products belonging to the same Niche market that is going to be profitable, then this method will not work and besides small niche websites like this tend to not work anymore.

The reason for this is…

Google is constantly changing its “Algorithm” and making it more and more difficult for small sites like these to rank and get a piece of the action.

More on this a little later on!


The 4 Basic Steps to Becoming a Success Online

OK, so we have seen how some affiliates capitalized on ClickBank, but now we are going to discuss how things have moved on somewhat and how Google favours sites with authority and plenty of great content!

Which is broken down it 3 steps and the 4th step comes naturally if all the other steps have been successfully mastered.

4 steps to success

  1. What is your passionChoose an Interest 

First off… we all have a passion for things, what is your nichewhether it’s hobbies like “Dogs” maybe “Cake Making” or “Playing Golf” or maybe “Cross Stitch“.

It can be many things and a passion helps so much when developing your business.

This is normally called a Niche, which is a subset of a wider audience,

such as…

  • “Dogs” belongs to the broader term – Animals
  • “Playing Golf” would belong to – Sports
  • “Cross Stitch” would then belong to – Sewing

The further you go down the pecking order, in other words, find another sub-section like…

Animals – Dogs – “Dog Training” – Puppy Training – Puppy Toilet Training

…the less competition you will find which will help when promoting your business but also enough competition to make it worthwhile.

If you look deep enough you might even get lucky and find an area where you could create a sub-niche which you could exploit and over time this will become profitable.

A good place to look would be Amazon because their search engine allows you to drill down into Niches, not only that but Amazon will highlight the price so you can be better prepared. Just a thought!

Amazon search engine

OK, so you don’t have a passion, then that can come at a later date or if you need some guidance on finding a Niche.

To give you some idea of what a niche could be!

Where do people tend to go when they want answers to questions?

Yes, you guessed it Google, which covers around 87% of the search engine market share.

You probably didn’t know this but every single second of the day there are around 68,000 keyword phrases typed into the Google Search Bar alone, and there are 86,400 seconds in a single day.

That’s nearly 6 billion (6,000,000,000) keyword phrases in one single day and they all have the potential to be a niche. That’s some crowd, yes?

This is your potential audience, who are looking for answers and all you need to do is get your website in front of that crowd of people looking for advice that you are going to give them.

For our example, we will be using “Dog Training” as our Niche!!


  1. Creating your piece of the InternetYour Website 

Now you have decided what your Niche will be,Website its now time to create your website.

I know what you’re thinking, that’s well beyond my capabilities and I wouldn’t have a clue!

Well, exactly the same response I made, but we all put up the shutters when we don’t know how to do something; right?

Instead of chilling out and saying, “well, how hard can it be?”

5-10 years ago you would have had to know a whole host of various skills, such as HTML, JavaScript, CSS etc. What might have taken you several weeks to accomplish will take you a fraction of the time now, seriously!

Just check out a dear friend of mine showing you how he creates a Niche Website in I do believe under 1 minute.

  1.  Time to get visitors to your siteTraffic  

OK, now our website has been createdTraffic we now have to start building out our business with writing content that relates to our Niche, which we decided upon earlier.

First, we need to find out what people are typing into Google that relates to our Niche, and we do this through what we call…

  1. Keyword research – Search Engine Optimization

For this, we would use a keyword tool, that basically grabs all the data that Google stores on a database of the millions of search terms that people are keying into Google, and displays it in Search engine optimisationvarious formats for us to make our life easier when selecting popular keywords which people are keying into the Google search bar. Keywords that we can use for our blog posts!

Let’s take a look at Jaaxy which we will be using for this demonstration. A great tool that can be mastered in a couple of hours that gives you all the bells and whistles without overcomplicating things.

Just to give you an idea of how many people are searching on average in a month for the keyword phrase “dog training”

That’s 25542 with the potential for  4343 if your “post” get’s to Page 1 of Google. Don’t worry that’s not as difficult as you may think!

Puppy Training

I have added this snippet only to identify a level down, in other words, a sub-niche of the “Dog Training” Niche.

Can you see the difference from 25542 down to 5086? This is where the level of competition drops but doesn’t necessarily mean that this sub-niche is no good. On the contrary, it just means that it will be easier to compete in.

Just to give you an example. “Animals” is a broad term that covers “Dog Training” and “Puppy Training”. All the large businesses will be targeting the term “Animals” as they have all the money for marketing etc. We don’t!

  1. Writing great content

What can I write about? Where can I get the information from?

Questions I used to ask myself, and pretty straightforward really!

Once we have decided on which keywords we are going to target, in other words, the keywords that people are typing into the search engine, then we would use those keywords as the title of our blog post.

We would research the subject in this case “Dog Training” on the internet like we do every day when we are looking for answers to questions or our next big purchase, something like a 54inch Samsung TV.

We could check out our competition and see how they are doing things, such as seeking out several websites in the same or similar Niche that are on pages 1-3 of the Google search results. There are 1000s of ways to exploit!

Just use your imagination!

How do we make any Money?

A good question and a very important one too.

We have created our content and its ready to be published, but one thing is missing. We need to find a product or products to recommend as part of the solution.

We look for an affiliate program that we can use.

There are 1000’s of affiliate programs online which we can use and are free to join, like ClickBank although that may not be a great example. What about Amazon or just type “Dog Training” affiliate programs into Google, like so! Can you see how many the search query highlights in the results?

dog training affiliate programs

Check out their products, like what you see, just join their affiliate program and use the product affiliate links within your “blog posts”

Remember to check out the commission rates!

How long will this take?

Just keep writing content relating to your Niche and Targeting Keywords that people are typing into the search engines and each post you publish will attract a certain amount of traffic.

The more you write the more traffic you will attract the more sales you will make!

So in answer to your question “How long will it take?”

The harder you work the quicker you will get there and remember when the traffic starts to come, it just keeps coming and coming, and the beauty about this business is that it won’t cost you a penny for traffic because this way it is all for FREE. It just takes a little time!

…and your business is running 24/7/365 and can be managed from anywhere in the world. All you need is an Internet Connection and a Laptop.

Just think of all the quality time you can get back with your family and the icing on the cake is you won’t have to answer to your BOSS! 

  1.  Earn Revenue 

This step comes naturally when all the above steps have been successfully implemented. This is when all your hard work has paid off!

If you are Interested and would like to know more!

OK, so now you have it all exposed from start to finish, granted there is a lot more to the actual process but this is the shortened version with leaving out all the intricacies.

If you are at all interested, then I belong to a community which teaches everything you would need to know if you were serious about an online presence. The training is first class and you will be hard pushed to find a better training platform online.

What makes this business stand out above all the rest is that you can become a member for free and check it out and see if it’s for you, and you will not be asked for your credit card details either. There are no UPSELLS either! You can join here for FREE. Don’t worry because I will be there on the inside to guide you through the whole process!

See what you think and get back to me with any questions!


ClickBank MarketPlace Pros and Cons

I wasn’t going to include this section but as ClickBank is a place that is recognized as still one of the best affiliate networks, I have highlighted what I think are the important factors that you need to know.

Pros

  • Free to join

It’s easy to join with no interrogating questions asked, not like some similar sites, and once you have signed up and created a PayPal account you are pretty much ready to roll.

  • Available in Many Countries throughout the World

ClickBank is available in a number of different languages and across many countries.

  • High Commission

What attracts many to the ClickBank MarketPlace is the high commissions that you can find for many products, even some as high as 75%.

  • Recurring Offers

Many products come with recurring offers such as memberships where you are guaranteed passive regular income.

Order Management

ClickBank handles everything regarding the order processing and the links between vendor, affiliate marketer and the customer.

Cons

  • Too many bad products

The back catalogue of ClickBanks MarketPlace is full of crappy products that just will not make you any money, and it will take you a lot of research to determine which ones will and which ones won’t.

It just means that you have to be more thorough in your selection process.


ClickBank MarketPlace Review – Final Thoughts!

I remember a few years back when I first checked out the ClickBank MarketPlace there was an abundance of great products to choose from, but don’t get me wrong there still are some good products, it just means you have to be a little more thorough in how you choose the product, that’s all.

Times move on and things have to change to accommodate the likes of Google and the way it now indexes and ranks your work through the constant changes to their algorithm, and now more emphasis is on quality content, so what you’ll find is, what did work then doesn’t work now.


Comments

Hope you enjoyed this article as I enjoyed writing it. If you did then why not spread the word by sharing it amongst your friends.

If you have any questions at all please drop me a line in the comments sections below and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.

I read all comments and reply back to all my readers.

Thank you for your time and patience

See ya around!

Mick

My OnePoll Review 2018 – Legit Site and is it Worthy of your Time?

Looking for an online survey site where you don’t have much time to spare, then check out this OnePoll Review as this might be the solution that you have been looking for.

OnePoll Review
OnePoll login

OnePoll surveys work closely with some very high profile clients across a multitude of industries such as Banking, Tourism, TV and News Media, just to name a few and looking for people like you and me to help market their products and boost their profiles, and for our time they are prepared to pay us.

A little different to many other online survey sites is that the surveys are super quick and easy to do, which means you get your precious time back to do other things.

Granted, the minimum payment threshold is quite high, but I found the surveys only took between 2 and 7 minutes so you should be able to knock out a few pretty quickly.

One big plus in my eyes was how quick the helpdesk replied to a question of mine taking around 10 minutes, so does that mean OnePoll is a company to be trusted and worthy of your time?

Let’s see, shall we?


OnePoll Banner

  • Owners: 72Point
  • Product: OnePoll
  • Website: www.OnePoll.com
  • Price: 100% Free
  • Based in: UK
  • Founded: 2002
  • Managed: Mark Hodson
  • Summary: Get paid for taking part in surveys.
  • Recommended: No
  • Reasoning: Simply because I have been there and spent many hours for very little reward. Nowadays I value my time more!

Internal Summary and Links

  1. What is OnePoll About?
  2. How Much Can I Make with OnePoll?
  3. How to Get Started with OnePoll
  4. Other Ways to Maximize Money with OnePoll
  5. How Does OnePoll Pay You?
  6. OnePoll Pros and Cons
  7. OnePoll Review – Final thoughts!
  8. Comments

What is OnePoll About?

Join OnePoll

OnePoll surveys are a market research company based in the UK, founded in 2002 with offices that can be found in London, Bristol, and recently in New York, and are owned by the PR and marketing research company 72Point.

They both belong to the South West News Service who is currently one of the largest independent newswire and press agency services in the UK.

One Poll was initially founded to help outline and manage PR surveys within the public relations industry, who worked closely with PR consultancy firms and in-house teams throughout the UK and now the US.

Nowadays they have broadened their business strategy to include companies and organisations from all walks of life, and also to widen the membership audience throughout the world.

OnePoll UK reports that in the past two years from 2016  to 2018 that they have achieved a 30% growth.

How Does OnePoll Work?

OnePoll Clients

OnePoll is employed by their clients to research all different categories across a wide spectrum, from tv and media coverage, banking, through to current trending topics, holiday destinations and dietary habits just to name a few.

Much of the research that is carried out actually gets published online or in the press, and therefore as a panellist, you sometimes get to see just how you are making a big difference throughout the world.

OnePoll gets paid by their clients for all this media attention which helps to better their products and services and you get a portion of this fee for taking part.


How Much Can I Make with OnePoll?

Obviously, the more time and effort you apply to these survey sites the more you can earn, but you aren’t going to break the bank.

The minimum cashout threshold has recently dropped from the usual £40 to £30 which should speed up the earning process somewhat.

Surveys take between 2-7 minutes with some taking a little longer, but on the whole, they tend to be short and quick.

They pay you between £0.10 and £0.20 for every survey completed with a few at £1.00 thrown in, which isn’t bad compared to some other survey sites, where you could be earning a few cents for a 20-30 minute survey.

Check out what is possible 

If we take an average of £0.15 per survey then to reach the threshold limit of £30 would take 200 of these short surveys.

If we took let’s say an average of 4 minutes per survey, then that would mean approximately £2.25 an hour.

£2.25 * 8 (# hours in a working day) = £18.00 for an 8 hour day.

The minimum UK hourly rate is currently around £7.50 which means a days wage would come to £60.00 a day as opposed to £18.00 from OnePoll.

9-5 weekly wage = £300.00

Weekly payout at OnePoll = £90.00

Mind you, to sustain this amount then surveys have to be coming in on a regular basis, but past experience tells me that you won’t be able to maintain this amount.

I haven’t highlighted this to frighten you away. On the contrary, I am just making you aware of how much time and effort these survey sites take for such little reward.

I would always suggest signing up to 2 or 3 similar sites if taking surveys is what you like doing such as Swagbucks and TopCashBack


How to Get Started with OnePoll

That’s easy, just enter your first and last name and a valid email address.

An email will be sent to you in order to activate your account.

Just answer a serious of questions and then you are ready to go.

For joining you are rewarded with £2.50

As a new member, I found that the surveys available are all part of setting up your profile and demographics, and they only take a few minutes to complete. Straightforward but a little personal if you ask me!

OnePoll Survey Panel

Once you have completed your profile then the surveys will get better and more interesting.

I don’t know whether you have noticed in the above image but there are what they call “Competition Surveys” which appear now and then to fill in the times when normal surveys are not forthcoming.


Other ways to Maximize Your Money with OnePoll

Obviously, surveys are the number one way of earning here with a few other ways to take into consideration.

  • Competition Surveys

As well as the normal surveys that you will be taking, now and again survey competitions are thrown in amongst the mix especially when the surveys start to dry up.

Who knows you could be one of the lucky ones winning anything up to £1,000.

  • Social Media Competitions

If you are like me and spend bags of time on social media, don’t forget to join Facebook and Twitter and check in from time to time as they run competitions on a regular basis.

  • Refer a Friend

You can refer a friend or family member with a maximum of 15 people allowed, for which you will receive £0.50 for each person that signs up and completes a survey.

Based on reaching your maximum number of referrals of 15.

Each member for reaching £20.00 you receive £1

Each member for reaching £30.00 you receive £2.50

When a member who you have introduced reaches a threshold of…

£20.00 you will receive a maximum total of £15.00

£30.00 you will receive a maximum total of £37.50

This all comes to a total of £60.00

Every little helps, right? …but that is the maximum amount you can earn!

I know it’s not great because some members on other sites use the referral programs to build up their account balance quickly and in some cases, they are earning quite a lot more than the norm.

  • OnePoll Mobile App

Due in September 2018, OnePoll will be launching their own mobile app which will be available for iOS and Android, so no need to be hanging around at home waiting for surveys when you will be able to catch up when you are out and about.

I know you may have already heard in other OnePoll reviews that this Mobile App has been around for a while, but I couldn’t find any proof of it and besides, I emailed the helpdesk and they replied back within 10 minutes to inform me of this.


How Does OnePoll Pay You?

There are 2 methods of payment. Be aware though that it can take anywhere up to 28 days to receive payment.

  • BACS

Members are able to select BACS for direct bank transfer.

  • PayPal

PayPal is usually the main choice as this is a method we are all familiar with but watch out for additional fees that you may encounter.

For all none UK countries.

Remember to take the currency exchange rate into consideration on both BACS and PayPal transfers for when it hits your current bank account!


OnePoll Pros and Cons

No business is without their problems and here we try and group all the main points both “for” and “against” to help you make a decision whether to join OnePoll surveys or not.

Pros

  • Free to join 

It’s 100% free to join and take part in and they give you £2.50 straight off the bat for your troubles.

  • Website 

The website is very basic in its appearance and leaves all the complexity behind which I like because it is simple and easy for anybody to follow and cuts down on system issues. Minimal downtime, hopefully!

  • Abundance of Surveys

I found that there were plenty of surveys available and they didn’t drag on for 20-30 minutes like many survey sites tend to do.

They are quick and you can wrap up a few in no time!

  • Interesting Surveys

The client list is extensive with some very big names covering all different topics across many different niches which include Celebrities, TV, News and trending topics to name just a few.

  • Available in Many Countries

The website is open to most countries throughout the world and the only downside to this with the low payouts is the currency exchange which many members will have to endure.

  • No Pre-Qualification questions

This can be a complete pain on some other sites where partway into a survey ( and sometimes 10 or 20 minutes) without warning you are thrown out and told you didn’t qualify. Here at OnePoll, I have never found this to happen, yet!

  • Referral Program

Whilst there is a referral program albeit not a very good one, There are restrictions in place with the amount you are allowed to introduce, which is 15 people with a one-off maximum payment of £60.

  • Help and Support

My experience with OnePoll support was quick and efficient and I got a reply back within 10 minutes so in my eyes this is a big plus.

  • Minimum Threshold lowered

Recently dropped the minimum threshold to £30 which should help in getting there a little faster providing the surveys keep on coming.

Cons

  • Where is the Mobile App?

At the moment OnePoll Surveys doesn’t appear to have a mobile app which means we have to be near our desktop or laptop while taking surveys, which isn’t so good. Saying that though I hear that a new app will be released around September time.

  • Where are my surveys?

I am seeing many complaints where members are just coming short of the minimum threshold, in some cases by £0.30 and find that surveys just dry up, and can take a few weeks to reach the cashout threshold.

  • Minimum threshold high

Although, as I mentioned earlier that they have dropped the minimum threshold, it is still too high in comparison to other survey sites.

  • Payment seems to take forever

It can take anywhere up to 28 days for payment to be transferred into your current bank account, which is not good although this is explained in the terms and conditions.


OnePoll Review – Final Thoughts!

If you have researched many of these online survey sites, then you will know by now that they all work in a similar fashion and all have their faults, but one main fault that they all have in common is that they don’t pay you very much.

Is OnePoll legit, and I have to say yes they are but you are not going to be earning the big bucks any day soon.

Do I recommend them and I have to say no, simply based on the amount of time I have spent in the past doing surveys, but nowadays I found my niche and enjoying it tremendously. You could too!

If taking survey’s is what you like doing then like I mentioned earlier, I would suggest joining one or two more to help keep things moving in the right direction, but these survey sites are renowned for cutting back on surveys that they send out to you, so beware.

If you are like I was when I spent hours taking surveys, with the promise of high earnings only to be disappointed, and that your own time which is precious never seems to be your own, then I may have a suggestion.

Why not learn how to build your very own online business, just like I decided to do a few months ago and never looked back. If that would be of interest, then feel free to check out a review I wrote a while back and see what you think.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask, that’s what I am here for!


Comments

Congrats, you made it and thank you for being so patient!

Did you find everything that you were looking for or did you have a question for me regarding OnePoll surveys or anything at all for that matter?

If you are a member, then feel free to share your experiences with us and maybe put us right on one or two things.

If you liked the review then why not share this amongst your friends who are looking for a little helping hand.

Just leave a comment below and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience. I reply to all comments, so let’s connect my friend!

Until next time!

Mick

Pinecone Research Review 2018: Are they Legit and Why so Exclusive?

Looking for an online survey site with a little exclusivity, then you are in the right place, and in this Pinecone Research review I go into great detail, and cover all the positive and negative aspects that you need to know before you decide to get on board.

Pinecone Research Review
Pinecone research login

Pinecone Research as now been around a while and belongs to one of the biggest names in the market research industry, who has been operating in that niche since 1923, which is closely hitting the century mark.

As probably one of the most exclusive sites there is when it comes to online survey sites and extremely hard to join, so what does that tell us?

Well, maybe they just want to keep a tight reign on things or maybe they are hiding the fact that there really aren’t that many surveys to go around?

All the same when something becomes “exclusive” it only adds more fuel to the fire because this makes people extremely curious and wanting to know more.

With so many different survey sites available it’s really so difficult to determine which ones are legit and which ones aren’t.

What you see is what you get here at Pinecone Research so without further ado, let’s get right into the review.


Pinecone Research Logo

  • Owners: Nielsen Holdings or The Nielsen Company
  • Product: Pinecone Research
  • Website: www.pineconeresearch.com
  • Price: 100% Free
  • Based in: US, Canada and the UK
  • Founded: 1998
  • Managed by: William Miller
  • Summary: You get paid either in cash or vouchers for taking part in surveys.
  • Recommended: Yes
  • Reasoning: Although I’m not a fan of survey sites due to the amount of time it takes to generate some cash, here you have to be selected to become a Panellist, which gives them a little street cred and member reviews are more on the positive side.

Internal Summary and Links

  1. What is Pinecone Research About?
  2. How Much Can I Make with Pinecone Research?
  3. How to Get Started with Pinecone Research
  4. Other Ways to Maximize Points with Pinecone Research
  5. How Does Pinecone Research Pay You?
  6. Pinecone Research Pros and Cons
  7. Pinecone Research Review 2018 – Final thoughts!
  8. Comments

What is Pinecone Research About?

Pinecone Research Banner

Pinecone Research is an exclusive online survey website that’s been around since 1999 and is based in the US but is also available in Canada, UK and Germany.

Been around for 2 decades and therefore must be doing something right, especially as they check you out first before you are allowed to become a member. A little on that later!

They belong to one of the largest and most successful market research companies out there, Nielsen Holdings, who have been around since 1923 and employ over 40,000 across 100 countries worldwide.

How Does Pinecone Research Work?

Pinecone Research works within the confines of affiliate marketing, where clients or advertisers would employ the likes of Pinecone Research to handle their market research regarding their products and/or services.

This all helps the client to better improve their current products and services which is passed onto the consumer at a later date so that we can all benefit.

Here at Pinecone Research, they do things a little differently when it comes to becoming a member, and it’s not quite as simple and straightforward as many of the other survey sites that you can find online.

There’s an air of exclusivity about Pinecone Research in that to become a member, firstly you have to be invited either from an existing member or through one of the links or banners that you can find on various websites

and then

you have to fill in a serious of questions regarding your demographics before you are accepted.

If you are lucky enough to be accepted into this exclusive club, then a member becomes what they call a “survey panellist”

Be aware of fraudulent scams!

In the past, Pinecone Research has been victim to some unscrupulous dealings where others have been using the names and logos to try and get people to join and in many cases, this was successfully carried off.

This at the time was known as “The Mystery Shopping Scam” and you can read more about it on their website here.


How Much Can I Make with Pinecone Research?

Obviously, the more time that you put into these opportunities then the more you will earn, but there is a catch here.

Sitting at your laptop or PC all day long taking survey after survey will not cut it, because most of the time you will be left staring into an empty space.

The number of surveys available to you will be minimal, so what I would suggest if taking surveys is what you like doing, is join a couple more survey sites to fill in the time when you aren’t receiving surveys from Pinecone Research.

Such as SwagBucks, Mysurvey or Survey Junkie to hopefully speed up the make money process.

The pay structure is pretty straightforward.

They will pay you $3 for every survey that you complete which can be anywhere from 5 right up to 30 minutes.

There is the chance that you may be sent a survey where they pay you $5 but these are rare, but all the same anywhere from $3 – $5 is possible.

Trying to give you an hourly rate would be impossible as this is all down to how many surveys you have access to.

In order to get anywhere near the average hourly rate of $10, you would need to be taking at least 3 surveys an hour, and that would be 3 every hour which means 1 every 20 minutes with a total of 24 in any one 8 hour working day. If in fact, you are looking to replace that current job of yours!

3 surveys = 900 points = $9.00 an hour

900 points * 8 (# hours in a working day) = 7200 points = $72.00 a day

7200 points * 5 (# of working days) = 36,000 points =  $360.00

That’s 120 surveys that you are hoping for, with an emphasis on “hope”!

I don’t want to put a blocker on things but there is no way that you will receive 24 surveys in a day. You’ll be lucky if you manage 6 at the very most in a week.

The payment structure is based on a points system, where 100 points are equivalent to $1 so as you can see every survey would pay a minimum of 300 points.

Not great in the grand scheme of things but compared to many other survey sites which pay a lot less then this is a good rate.


How to Get Started with Pinecone Research

The norm would be to tell you that it is 100% Free to join and that it is a simple straightforward process!

100% Free it is, but simple and straightforward it isn’t!

Off the bat when you arrive at the Pinecone Research website you will see that there isn’t an immediate joining form.

I had to do a thorough search and eventually found a contact form at the bottom of the website.

Pincone Research Contact Form1

Pinecone Research Contact Form 2

Once I had filled in the form and included the “I want to join” I was immediately shown the below message.

Pinecone Research Look 4 Banners and Links

The reason for this is that Pinecone Research only opens their doors to new members on a not too regular basis.

Ideally, asking a friend who is already a member would be the way to go, although another way would be to search in Google and find the various Pinecone Research banners and sign up links, using a search term and changing the date period for most current. Something like…

Google Search For Pinecone Research Signup

Even finding the right links and entering your details may not be enough!

Pinecone Research No Members Accepted

Perseverance is the key here!


Other ways to Maximize Points with Pinecone Research

Surveys, been the main source of income, there are others too.

  • Product Testing

Every now and then Pinecone Research may send out products to their “survey panellists” with instructions on how to test them and in some cases new products that haven’t even been released to the consumer market, so here you can have your say in a new product before it hits the market. Cool eh?

Unfortunately, this is not something you can volunteer for and if it happens then it happens, but I wouldn’t sit around waiting.

You will probably have to fill in some form of “post-test” survey for which you will earn $6 and a further $3 for answering questions regarding the product.

The great thing about this is that you most probably will be able to keep the product after testing.

  • Sweepstakes

Pinecone Research has regular bi-weekly and quarterly sweepstakes that you are entered into. No purchase or payment is required!

The weekly draw is $500

The quarterly draw is $4,500

For further details, I’d like to refer you to the Pinecone Research website.


How Does Pinecone Research Pay You?

Pinecone Research Redeem PointsThere is no minimum payment threshold to meet and therefore as soon as you have completed a survey you can redeem those points.

There are 3 ways that Pinecone Research will pay you.

  • Cash

Getting paid by  PayPal is the norm and the most trusted way online and one we are familiar with.

Allow 4-5 business working days for the amount to be transferred.

  • Checks

Checks might be your preference but remember they take time and besides there is always a chance that they may get lost in transit.

Don’t forget that it also takes approximately 5 business working days for checks to clear at your bank too.

  • Gift Cards

Another popular way of exchanging points is through gift cards from Amazon, Walmart etc.

  • Miscellaneous

You could also purchase the various products that are available on the website, enter into one of the prize draws/competitions, or if you are feeling generous then why not donate to a worthy cause.


Pinecone Research Pros and Cons

As always no matter how good a product or service is there will always be some who are not happy, so here we are grouping all what we think are the most important points for and against, for you to decide to join one way or the other.

Pros

  • Free to join 

Always a plus is when something is for free and here at Pinecone Research joining is 100% Free, but this type of opportunity should always be free and if you see that it isn’t, then stay well away.

In the past Pinecone Research has had their issues with others cloning the site and trying to benefit, so be careful.

  • Pre-qualified for surveys

Pinecone Research only sends out surveys that match your demographics and therefore you will not have to endure the pre-qualification questions that you have to on many other survey sites.

Nothing worse than spending 10-15 minutes on a survey only to be told that, you didn’t qualify. A sure way to drive you mad and force you to cancel your membership!

Yes, it is true that the number of surveys you receive will not be many but the ones you are sent will be viable.

  • BBB (Better Business Bureau) rating

If you are like me and always check out whether a business opportunity is legit or not, a member of BBB is usually a good sign and that they are on the right track.

Their owners Nielsen have an A+ rating so all good there.

  • Product Testing

You could be selected for product testing which is great, I mean how cool would it be to have a product that has not even reached the consumer market, run a few tests, get paid for doing so and been able to keep the product?

  • Pay is really good

In comparison with other online survey sites, the pay is good and they don’t try to hide things. When they say $3 – $5 a survey then that’s exactly what you get, and not a few cents here and a few cents there like most other online survey websites.

  • No Minimum Cash Out

Yes, you heard me, as soon as you have completed a survey, Pinecone Research will pay you, and that means not having to wait days or weeks to climb to that minimum threshold before you can cash.

Cons

  • No Referral Program

This is something that might not go down well with some because this is normally a great way for many to earn a decent amount of money, but as this is an exclusive site and they want to control who they invite as “Survey Panellists” then I can see why.

  • Where is the Mobile App?

At the moment Pinecone Research doesn’t have a mobile app so that means sitting at the desktop or laptop while taking surveys, which is not great for many of us who want to be out and about.

  • Invite Only 

Some may like the fact that they belong to a select crowd, and that is OK but trying to join can be difficult as doors only open when they want some additional help.

They post banner ads from time to time on various websites but you have to be quick, or you could get a friend to invite you.

Alternatively, you could do a quick “Google search” but look for the most recent links.

  • Where are my surveys?

You can find a number of complaints amongst the pinecone research reviews that you can find dotted around in places like Trustpilot, SurveyPolice etc.

Where members are sitting around waiting for surveys and it’s quite normal to only be given 2-5 each week and even that figure you will find on the high side.

It has been known to receive only 2 surveys in any given month!


Pinecone Research Review 2018 – Final Thoughts!

We have come to the point where you have to decide one way or the other whether this survey site is really for you.

As with all online survey sites you are not going to break the bank and therefore I wouldn’t give up your full-time job just yet!

Is Pinecone Research legit, and I have to say Yes, absolutely, as long as you are aware that you can only earn a few dollars here and there, and don’t even think about earning several hundred dollars a month because that’s not going to happen. I would like to say otherwise, but I have tried!

But why not think long term and focus that precious time in a more constructive way, and hey who knows, in 1-2 years time we could be sitting down together discussing why we hadn’t done it much sooner.

If you have a little spare time, check out this review and see what you think, and just in case you think I may be trying to con you, this is 100% free, with no upsells and no credit card asked for. Can’t be fairer than that and besides this might be right up your street!

Any questions please don’t hesitate to ask?


Comments

If you have arrived here then I guess I haven’t bored the pants off you so congrats for that!

What do you think of Pinecone Research as an exclusive site? Are you a member?

What did you think about the review and did it hit all the points, and if you found it helpful then why not share amongst your family and friends.

Don’t be shy, leave a comment and ask me anything you like. I reply to all my readers.

All the best, your friend!

Mick

What is Opinion Outpost and Does Your Opinion Really Count?

With the vast amount of online survey sites that are available to you nowadays, it must seem like a real daunting task just finding the right ones to invest your time in, so what is opinion outpost like now, and can it deliver like it used to a few years ago?

What is opinion outpost
Opinion outpost login

With the promise of “easy money”, “simplicity” and “with no skills required”, make it no wonder that these survey websites are the most popular when it comes to earning some extra money online.

But…

Finding the right one that actually pays a reasonable amount is difficult with so many promising that you can earn hundreds a month when in reality this is just a few dollars.

Opinionoutpost.com used to be a good survey site but is it any good nowadays and does your opinion really count?

Let’s take a look and see, shall we?


Opinion outpost banner

  • Owners: Survey Sampling International
  • Product: Opinion Outpost
  • Website: www.OpinionOutpost.com
  • Price: 100% Free
  • Based in: US
  • Summary: You get paid either in cash or vouchers for taking part in surveys.
  • Recommended: NO
  • Reasoning: Not a fan of survey sites due to the amount of time you have to spend for very little reward.

Internal Summary and Links

  1. What is Opinion Outpost?
  2. How Much Can I Make with Opinion Outpost?
  3. How to Get Started with Opinion Outpost
  4. Other Ways to Maximize Points with Opinion Outpost
  5. How Does Opinion Outpost Pay You?
  6. Opinion Outpost Pros and Cons
  7. What is Opinion Outpost – Final thoughts!
  8. Comments

What is Opinion Outpost?

Get Paid For Your Opinion

OpinionOutpost.com is a market research company who pays people like you and me who join and become members for taking part and sharing our opinions on products and services.

This helps to better the product and/or service on many levels.

They used to be only available in the US but in recent times have expanded the business to the UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain and Italy.

They have been around for more than a decade and belong to Survey Sampling International or SSI for short who is a major player and have operated in the market research industry since 1977.

How Does Opinion Outpost Work?

Major corporations approach companies like opinionoutpost.com and employ them to take care of their market research on products and services and to get feedback which enables them to better their products and services.

In order to do that Opinion Outpost match the product and/or services with the demographics of the consumer, which in this case will be you the member, and for your time and input, you will be rewarded with points that you can redeem as cash or through vouchers when you have reached the minimum threshold.


How Much Can I Make with Opinion Outpost?

In my experience, it depends on how much time you put into this opportunity, not only that but how much you can earn is controlled by the number of emails you receive and the number of surveys that you will qualify for.

According to what current members are saying and this fluctuates from one member to the other, you should be able to earn between $1 and $3 an hour and that’s only if you can qualify for 4+ surveys which is an unrealistic figure, but if you can manage $3 an hour you are doing great.

Of course, trying to sustain this hourly figure you will find extremely difficult, in fact almost impossible, especially as surveys can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes.

With the average normal weekly hourly rate around 8 to 10 dollars, you will struggle but hey if a few dollars here and there is what you are happy with then that is ok. I have been there and got the teeshirt!

If you are lucky you might receive 2-3 emails on a daily basis and with these surveys, you should stand a better chance of getting accepted, but be quick because they fill up quickly.

The number of points rewarded for completing a survey is between 1 and 30.

1 point = $0.10

100 points = $10 which is the minimum required for cash through PayPal.

50 points = $5 is whats required for Amazon or iTunes eCards/vouchers.


How to Get Started with Opinion Outpost

Opinion Outpost is now Global

Opinionoutpost.com is 100% free to join and take part in.

Enter your name and a valid email address.

Just click the link here.

You will then receive an email which you need to reply to activate your account.

You will then be met with a number of questions which are pretty straightforward.

These are your demographics which allows opinionoutpost.com to categorize the various types of surveys which best match your details.

After you have filled those details in then you should receive emails on a regular basis. When I say regular I mean maybe 2-3 daily.

Bear in mind these surveys fill up quickly so its a first come first served basis.

Once you have qualified and completed a survey then you will be rewarded by way of points, which can be redeemed for cash or vouchers at a later date.


Other Ways to Maximize Points with Opinion Outpost

The main source of generating points at opinion outpost is obviously through taking surveys.

These are either through the website or through emails which are sent out to you.

There are other ways listed below!

  • Free quarterly competition.

Once you have attempted a survey (that means you don’t have to complete it) then you are entered into a quarterly draw where you stand a chance of winning $10,000.

That’s $40,000 in cash awarded over a yearly period to 4 lucky members.

  • Refer a friend

Some time ago their referral program was cancelled but re-instated due to popular demand.

For each friend you refer who completes at least 1 survey you are rewarded with $1 with a maximum of $5 that can be earned.

That’s a total of 5 friends. Not the best but hey, every little helps!


How Does Opinion Outpost Pay You?

Opinion Outpost Payment Options

Once you have reached 100 points which is the minimum threshold you have to meet to redeem those points for cash via PayPal.

50 points are the minimum number of points required for an Amazon or iTunes gift card.

Note:

I wouldn’t hang around and try to build your account balance for bigger things as many are having issues when withdrawing their cash!

So minimum threshold and cash out!


Opinion Outpost Pros and Cons

When it comes to complaints and of course praise then no company or product is exempt, and here is the section that people are most interested in, and hopefully here you will be able to decide whether Opinion Outpost is for you or not!

Pros

  • Free to join 

The fact that Opinion Outpost is free to join and take part in is a plus.

  • Referral Program

By introducing your friends you can earn $1 for every person you introduce, up to a maximum of $5, which isn’t great because I’m sure that you’ll have more than 5 friends you would like to introduce.

  • Minimum Payout is good!

Normally with these opportunities, you will find $20 and upwards as the minimum threshold for cashing out, but here the minimum cash payout when using PayPal is $10 which is only 100 points, and Amazon or iTunes vouchers are even better at $5.

  • PayPal

The only way of cashing out and the one we are most familiar.

 Cons

  • Minimum number of referrals

Although I added the fact that they have a referral program in the “Pro” section I don’t like that they have a restriction on the amount you can introduce which is currently a maximum of 5.

What you will see with many of these survey sites is that the referral program in many cases is where members can actually earn a decent amount, but here you are held back.

This is a great way of introducing others and spreading the word but your word won’t be spread very far!

  • Disqualified from surveys

Something you will never get away from.

Before you start filling in the actual survey there will be a pre-survey questionnaire that you’d need to complete first, and it’s here that you will know whether you have been accepted for the survey or not.

In my experience, you may find that you only qualify for 25% of the surveys that you apply for and that is a conservative estimate.

Don’t worry because you will find this annoying factor on all survey websites!

  • BBB (Better Business Bureau)

If you are like myself who checks for a BBB rating then, unfortunately, you won’t find one through Opinionoutpost.com but you can find a BBB rating for their owners who are Survey Sampling International

This is where you will also find members having their say.

Some interesting reading here in the additional information section!

  • Where is support?

This is where I draw a line when it comes to accessing whether a business is worth investing your time in or not.

Members are screaming out for all sorts of issues and finding it extremely difficult to get replies.

You don’t have to look very far either!

  • Surveys fill up quickly 

Emails are supposed to be sent out to you daily on a regular basis with invitations to surveys and you need to be quick because these surveys fill up pretty quickly. On a first come first served basis!

  • Lost payments and accounts getting terminated

If you check the various review sites you will see plenty of issues with payments and vouchers getting lost and accounts being terminated, in a lot of cases for no other reason than trying to cash out.

Another reason why you should try to cash out each time you reach the minimum threshold of $10.

  • Website dropping the line and losing connection

Members complaining of been frozen out of the website for many reasons and not been able to sign back in, in some cases for several days.

What members are saying!

Opinionoutpost trustpilot review

 

Opinionoutpost trustpilot review


What is Opinion Outpost – Final Thoughts!

A few years ago Opinion Outpost was up there as one of the best online survey websites.

I should know as I am a member, but in the last couple of years, things seem to have taken a nosedive, like they have for many other similar sites and maybe its because they are so many nowadays?

Well is opinion outpost legit?

In my opinion, only just, although if you check the various review sites that are out there, then you might think otherwise.

If you like doing surveys for a little extra money and a bit of fun, then go for it, but if you are looking for a way to make some serious money and make a full-time income online, then I’m afraid then this is not for you.

If you want a survey site with a little difference where you can accumulate cash through other activities, such as watching videos, playing games, shopping, then why not check out SwagBucks as they have a multitude of different ways to earn.

or

Maybe you have had enough of trying to earn a few dollars here and there, and would like to turn the tables and learn how to start your very own online business? Then check this out and see what you think!

Nothing ventured and, wait for it; it’s FREE to join with NO UPSELLS and you won’t even be asked for your CREDIT CARD details either!

Check it out and see what you think and pop me a question in the comments section below.


Comments

Congrats, you made it!

Are you a member of Opinion Outpost? Any bad experiences?

Tell me what you thought about this review and if you found it helpful then why not spread the word and share amongst your friends?

Just leave a comment and I will get back to you!

Until next time!

Mick

MySurvey Review 2018 – Used to be a Great Site, is it Now?

A site that had a great “Rep” a few years back, but are they moving in the right direction or are they just getting left behind, and in this MySurvey review, I hope to show you all the good and bad so that you can decide for yourself.

MySurvey Review
MySurvey Login

The Internet is our best friend and we use it in our everyday lives, literally for everything.

One of the first things we do when we start venturing onto the “internet” is that we look for ways to earn some extra money, right? I know that’s exactly what I did! We could all do with a little help nowadays!

How difficult can it be, with thousands of opportunities out there promising “easy money”, and one of the most searched for are filling in surveys?

I mean, pretty much all of them are free to join, require no skills whatsoever and are normally available to many countries throughout the world.

When I started my online journey, I remember I had a list and just worked my way through it until I found a site I could trust, let’s see if MySurvey lives up to your expectations or not, so without further ado, let’s get right into it and see; what is mysurvey about!


MySurvey Banner

  • Owners: Lightspeed Research
  • Product: MySurvey
  • Website: www.MySurvey.com
  • Price: 100% Free
  • Founder: National Family Opinion or NFO
  • Founded: 2001
  • Based in: US
  • Summary: Filling in surveys
  • Recommended: NO – On the basis that you have to spend many hours for very little reward.

Internal Summary and Links

  1. What is MySurvey About?
  2. How Much Can I Make with MySurvey?
  3. How to Get Started with MySurvey
  4. Other Ways to Maximize Points with MySurvey
  5. How Does MySurvey Pay You?
  6. MySurvey Pros and Cons
  7. MySurvey Review – Final thoughts!
  8. Comments

What is MySurvey About?

MySurvey.com is an online survey site thatMySurvey Checklist can be traced all the way back to the organization, NFO(National Family Organization) which started in 1946, which makes it one of the longest or one of the earliest market research companies.

In 2001, due to the Internet explosion, NFO decided to launch mysurvey.com to expand its audience throughout the world.

In 2010, MySurvey.com was acquired by Lightspeed Research who is a subsidiary of The Kantar Group, a major player in the market research industry, based in the UK with 30,000 employees across around 100 countries.

According to MySurvey there are well over 4 million members across 40 markets throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia and have paid out around $40 million worldwide.

How Does MySurvey Work?

One of the simplest and straightforward survey websites, with none of the usual additional activities to take part in that you find on many of the other sites.

Once you have registered and activated your account and filled in your demographics then you are ready to start taking part in the surveys.

You may come across some of the surveys where they require you to become a product tester which normally means a higher number of points awarded.

Once you have reached the minimum payout threshold which is $10 then you are allowed to convert it to cash or exchange the points for vouchers.


How Much Can I Make with MySurvey?

Typically you can earn anywhere from 10-600 points for each survey completed successfully.

120 points = $1

1200 points = $10 when using PayPal which works out a little more than exchanging points for vouchers.

Did you know?

There are many more ways to earn money online other than taking surveys like  TopCashBack, Ebates and SwagBucks or maybe you are just frustrated with all the disappointments and looking for a new direction?


How to Get Started with MySurvey

MySurvey.com is 100% free to join and participate in and all that is required from you is a valid email address and password.

A serious of questions will need to be answered which all goes towards your demographics which enables MySurvey to categorize which surveys are sent out to you.

An email will be sent to complete registration and activate your account.


Other Ways to Maximize Points with MySurvey

Obviously, the main source to generate money is through the different types of surveys on offer but there are other ways which are listed below.

  • Mobile App

Don’t forget that there is a mobile app from Google Play which you can download and be kept abreast of any activities such as notifications to participate in surveys whilst out and about shopping.

  • Product testing

Another way would be to take advantage of and become a product tester when the opportunity arises.

All variety of products, ranging from household goods to cell phones and once they arrive at your doorstep, you test the product, answer questions, and in return, you are rewarded with points that can be redeemed at a later date.

  • Refer a friend

I would normally say that participating in the referral program was a good way to accumulate in this case points, but here at MySurvey all that’s on the table is 150 points which are equal to $1.50 and this is a one-off payment for introducing someone.

There are no recurring points for your referrals continued earnings, which is a  bit of a letdown!


How Does MySurvey Pay You?

Points can be converted to cash through PayPal or you can exchange them for Amazon and various other gift cards or vouchers which are available to you.

Remember, it can take up to 8 weeks for payments to be processed and received which obviously depends on the option you choose.


MySurvey Pros and Cons

MySurvey Review 2

MySurvey.com used to be one of the top survey sites around but like many others have made a complete turnaround, and from what I understand, this started around the time that Lightspeed took over in 2010.

I am therefore not going to beat about the bush, but the cons far outweigh the pros here!

Pros

  • Free to join 

With so many online opportunities most are free to join and take part in, that’s a plus here at Mysurvey.

  • Referral Program

One of the ways where you can really make these online opportunities work for you is through their referral program, and there are a number of ways to promote such a program. This is not one of the better ones though!

Cons

  • Bad website communication 

There is nothing more annoying than a website that keeps grinding to a halt and dropping the line for no reason.

After activating my account, I was met with an error message when I tried to sign in and 3 hours down the road I was still unable to get access to the website.

I can see with reading many reviews this is a major problem.

Coming from a software background I can’t for the life in me understand why problems like these exist. Obviously, the site is dated and needs revamping!

  • Disqualified from surveys

This appears to be a common problem with many of these sites where they give you access to a particular survey, you select and start filling it in, only to be told several minutes into the survey that you didn’t qualify.

When you initially registered you had to fill in your demographics which is “supposed” to ensure they send out the right surveys but I guess I must be wrong!

  • Too many emails bordering on SPAM

When you register for these survey sites what I would suggest you do would be to use a different email address to your main one.

This is to avoid the endless amounts of emails sent out to you.

Mind you saying that, when I first joined and received an endless supply of emails I thought my number had come in and that I was on my way to untold riches. How far off the mark was I?

I wouldn’t mind if a large percentage of them were surveys that you would be eligible to take, but they aren’t.

  • No Better Business Bureau (BBB) 

I know belonging to the Better Business Bureau doesn’t mean that the company is “the bee’s knees” but they have to pay to become a member and therefore a step in the right direction, which gives them some street cred.

  • Don’t forget to sign-in on a regular basis

If you are not active enough no matter how many points you have accumulated, they will close your account with not so much as an email to indicate what they are doing.

Just think about it, you get up in the morning ready for a heavy day filling in surveys with a steady flow of points accumulated, to no access to the website all because you went away on a 2 weeks holiday. Not good eh?

  • Where is support 

As far as I am concerned you get an idea of the credibility of a business by their aftersales and in this case support, but many complaints are out there for the lack of support or more to the point that it doesn’t even exist.

  • Surveys fill up quickly so you better be on the ball

Emails are sent out regular away with selected surveys awaiting your participation but don’t leave it too long otherwise you’ll find that you miss out.

Even if you are quick enough like I mentioned that doesn’t mean that you’ll qualify for that survey!

  • Why points and not cash

I don’t agree with these points redeemed to cash systems because you don’t see any real value.

Although there is a points-to-cash conversion for PayPal, when it comes to vouchers these are varied.

  • Where are those surveys

If you have been lucky enough (yes, I did say lucky enough) to be invited to many surveys and escaped being disqualified, what you will find is that once you have started accumulating points and heading to that minimum payout threshold, surveys will be more and more difficult to come by.

As if time wasn’t precious enough, you will have to be patient!

  • Payout and the length of time it takes

I can understand business terms and conditions when it comes to paying suppliers because usually, we are talking about $1000’s, but here you can wait anywhere from a couple of weeks right up to 8 weeks and beyond in some cases for that $10 minimum payment.

A mix of reviews

MySurvey Review 1

Mysurvey Review 4

MySurvey Review 3


MySurvey Review 2018 – Final Thoughts!

Is MySurvey legit, and on the basis that it is 100% Free and you can earn some pocket change then I believe it is, but all I can do is report the facts and the rest is up to you.

Would I recommend MySurvey.com and the answer to that is a resounding NO I wouldn’t, simply because of the length of time it takes to accumulate any reasonable amount!

You will find many reviews indicating the opposite which I can’t understand why because the facts are there right in front of you. Not only through my personal experience but checking the likes of TrustPilot and SurveyPolice should be more than enough.

I’d like to say that finding a few of these online opportunities is a good way to accumulate more money but as you can see there aren’t enough hours in the day to do just that.

If taking part in surveys is something you still want to pursue, then maybe you could give TopCashBack, Ebates or SwagBucks a try?

Or

Learn how these Affiliate Marketing businesses operate and turn the tables.

That’s exactly what I did, nothing ventured and all that and it won’t cost you a dime or your credit card details. Check it out, what have you got to lose?


Comments

Are you a member and what do you think or maybe you just have a question for me about MySurvey.com?

Tell me what you thought about this review and if you found it helpful why not spread the word and help others?

I’d love to hear your thoughts, just leave a comment below and I will get back to you.

All comments are welcome and I reply to them all.

All the best

Mick

OK, so what is InboxPounds About: Everything You Need to Know!

We are all looking for ways to earn a little extra money and the Internet is the number one “go to” place so what is InboxPounds About and is it a place to “go to” and worthy of your time?

What is InboxPounds About
InboxPounds signup

The Internet is heading towards 4,000,000,000 (that’s 4 Billion) users and slowing down for nobody.

Is it no wonder that everybody is looking for ways to make some extra money online?

As you will have noticed the Internet isn’t short of make money opportunities and as you probably already know survey sites are one of the most popular.

In this InboxPounds review, I show you everything that you would need to know in order to make the right decision, so let’s get right into it.


InboxPounds Brand

  • Owners: InboxDollars
  • Product: InboxPounds
  • Website: www.inboxpounds.co.uk
  • Price: 100% Free
  • Founder: Darren Cotter
  • Founded: 2012
  • Based in: Cheshire, UK
  • Summary: Surveys and taking part in other activities.
  • Recommended: NO – Only because you have to spend far too much time, for very little reward.

Internal Summary and Links

  1. What is InboxPounds About?
  2. How Much Can I Make with InboxPounds?
  3. How to Get Started with InboxPounds
  4. Ways to Maximize Cash with InboxPounds
  5. How Does InboxPounds Pay You?
  6. InboxPounds Pros and Cons
  7. What is InboxPounds About – Final thoughts!
  8. Comments

What is InboxPounds About?

InboxPounds How They Operate

InboxPounds is the sister or brother (whichever way you look at it) of that other popular survey/rewards site InboxDollars and has been around since 2012.

A rewards site that pays its members for taking surveys, answering emails, playing games and a host of other activities which we’ll get into a little further on.

How Does InboxPounds Work?

The website works on the premise that it links the advertisers with the consumers which in this case are the InboxPounds members.

The advertisers who partner and pay InboxPounds UK for displaying links to products and or services, and for doing so InboxPounds pays the consumer, in this case, you the member for taking part in offers, surveys and other activities associated with the advertiser.


How Much Can I Make with InboxPounds?

For joining you receive £1 and an additional £0.50 for acknowledging the email sent out to complete registration along with setting up your profile.

The amount paid for taking part in the surveys varies from £0.20 to around £1.50 and can take from a few minutes up to 30.

Like all these survey/rewards sites there is money to be made but in small amounts, and therefore if you are thinking that this could be a great way to start earning online, and maybe replace your weekly job then you may find yourself a little disappointed.

Obviously the more you put into this opportunity the more you will get out of it, but don’t expect to be filling in survey after survey because you will find yourself not qualifying for many, which is extremely annoying and very frustrating!

The best way to earn with these sites is to introduce people you know through their referral program.

Great if you have a big enough following, such as an email list or social media following, and there are various ways to promote this online opportunity and if you need a helping hand I will go into that a little later on.


How to Get Started with InboxPounds

Many sites charge a fee whilst InboxPounds is 100% free.

just click here and enter a valid email address and password, and don’t forget to accept the terms and privacy policy.

An email will be sent to you to complete the registration. This should only take a few minutes!

Then once you are signed into the site you will be asked a number of questions (these are your demographics) which are important because your answers have a direct bearing on what type and how many surveys you will receive.


Ways to Maximize Cash with InboxPounds

Like many of these sites they started primarily as a survey site and a few years back you could earn a decent amount, but over the years many similar sites have appeared and made it extremely difficult.

Everybody is fighting for the same business and the way forward was to expand their websites and to add additional activities to keep you focused and stop you signing out.

  • Surveys

With InboxPounds surveys, they are the main source when it comes to earning money here at InboxPounds, but trying to get any momentum going will be difficult.

Yes, there will be surveys available but typically what happens is that you will select a  survey and several minutes into the survey you will be thrown out and told that you didn’t qualify.

InboxPounds Survey List

Take for instance the top survey for £1.50 and estimated time of 26 minutes, I spent 5 minutes filling in this survey only to be thrown out with the below message.

Inboxpounds did not qualify for survey

Unfortunately, this happens a lot of the time!

  • Offers

To complement the money you earn with InboxPounds surveys, there are a number of Cash Offers, such as

  • Becoming a product tester.
  • Trial offers.
  • Competitions, with the chance to win £1,000s.
  • Share your thoughts on what you watch on TV and listen to on the radio.
  • Playing games.
  • Playing bingo.
  • Downloading Apps.

With the chance to earn anything from £0.20 up to £75.00

Some of the offers will be 100% free but some will require your credit card details, and remember that if you do give your card details that there normally will be a trial period, and once that expires unless you have cancelled the offer, then you will be charged.

  • Searching the Internet

Another way to make a few pennies would be to use the InboxPounds search bar instead of Google or Bing.

We are always using Google so why not, just bear in mind that the most you can make on a daily basis are £0.70.

The searches have to come naturally and the amount awarded is based on every 4 legitimate searches.

Any earnings that aren’t natural will be deducted from your account with the possibility of getting banned.

  • Reading Emails and acting upon them

The more active you are the more frequent you will receive emails from Inbox Pounds UK. With a maximum of around 3-4 in any one day.

All that is required of you is that you click on the Confirm PaidEmail™ which you can find at the bottom of the email.

Any offers within the emails that you complete will also earn you more money.

I know the amounts will be small but it all adds up, right?

  • Refer a friend

A great way to build your balance is through the InboxPounds referral program.

This works best if you have a big enough following such as friends on social media, such as Instagram, Facebook, YouTube etc.

I have seen some interesting results from members and it pays to look at the many different ways of promoting such a program, from the basic methods such as emails through to more passive ways if you are interested?

By getting others to join you can earn 10% of everything they earn and that is for life or until they decide to cancel their membership.

  • Games

You can register for World Winner Games which means a totally separate account to your InboxPounds account, and get between 1-4% of every £1 that it costs you for entry into one of the games, a little like the Casino sites that you see knocking about.

Personally, I would stay away from this activity.

The whole point of you even considering sites like InboxPounds UK is to earn yourself a little money and not give it away, right?


How Does InboxPounds Pay You?

Once you have reached the minimum threshold payment which is £20 then you are allowed to withdraw.

You must agree that the most convenient payment method is PayPal, and that’s what most people online use and are happy with, but unfortunately, this is not available at InboxPounds.

The only 2 methods are Check and Prepaid Mastercard and/or Merchant eCards.

Checks are the only method of payment for members outside of the UK.

Checks will take around 7 weeks to get processed, posted and cleared at your bank and when we are talking about £20 pounds is it really worth all the hassle.

For countries outside of the UK, it would take longer but not only that you have to take into consideration the currency exchange rate too.


InboxPounds Pros and Cons

Here we are and one of the most important sections of the review where you get to know all the good and the bad, well I’m sorry but there will be more bad than good here.

Pros

  • Free to join 

With most make money opportunities they are free to join which is a plus here.

  • Referral Program

This is a great way to earn money for doing nothing other than getting others to join and a way that many don’t capitalize on.

To make some reasonable money you would really need to get 100’s or even 1000’s to join which is not as easy you may think.

Cons

  • Disqualified from Surveys

This is a major problem, not only with InboxPounds but many other similar sites where you end up wasting time on a survey only to be told several minutes into it that you didn’t qualify.

InboxPounds Trustpilot Review

  • Payments have gone astray

Members are complaining that they never received their checks and when InboxPounds is confronted nobody seems to know why which leaves the member no alternative but to either ignore this and carry on or cancel their membership. I know what I would do, right?

  • Can you really get paid £5 for surveys?

I have been a member of InboxPounds for a while now and whilst I have earned small amounts, and I mean small amounts, I have never managed to hit a £5 survey.

The most I have managed is £0.40 so I guess where they indicate £0.20 to £0.70 this is obviously in the right ball-park.

  • Are these so-called offers really free?

We all like free, right but how many times have you seen an offer that is 100% free?

Many of the free offers require your credit card details, and when you hit the expiry trial offer period unless you have cancelled the offer then charges will apply.

InboxPounds partners with advertisers who send out “Free Stuff” for your participation but to get this a charge will apply for shipping costs and postage, normally inflated. Many will suggest misrepresentation!

  • No PayPal

The most popular way of handling payments online is through PayPal and everybody has come to accept this method. It’s quick and reliable which is what everybody wants.

Checks are slow, they get lost in transit but not only that, they also take several business working days to clear when they reach your bank.


What is InboxPounds About – Final Thoughts!

People are asking the question, “is InboxPounds a scam”?

A term that I don’t like, and I wouldn’t label this opportunity as such because it is 100% free and you can make some money although in small amounts.

I wouldn’t recommend InboxPounds for many reasons which I have tried to highlight and at the end of the day the final decision is up to you.

There are other similar opportunities which are better and ones that you might want to check out such as TopCashBack, Ebates or SwagBucks 

But

If you have just had enough of bouncing from one survey site to the other earning the pittance that they pay, and would like a totally fresh outlook, where you can turn the tables and be the “earner” just like InboxPounds, then check out this review and see what you think.

This is also free to join and no credit card will be asked for and one more important thing, no upsells either!


Comments

Thinking of joining InboxPounds? Are you a member? Had any bad experiences?

What did you think about the review? Why not share and spread the word around to your friends?

I’d love to hear your thoughts or maybe you have a question about InboxPounds or anything for that matter.

All comments are welcome and I reply to them all.

All the best, till later

Mick

What is Cashcrate About? Legit or One to Stay Away From?

So what is Cashcrate about, and with so many similar sites around, are we looking at a legit business where it is possible to earn some real money or are you just wasting your time?

What is Cashcrate About
CashCrate login

The Internet is the place “to go to” nowadays for pretty much anything, especially when it comes to searching out ways to make money online, but 2 major factors stand in your way, where do you look and who can you trust?

There are hundreds and thousands of new ways to make a living online but most are just not worth your time and effort, but is Cashcrate one of them?

You are probably here after already reading one or two Cashcrate reviews, and if you are then hopefully this will be the last review you will need to read before making a final judgement call.


Cashcrate banner

  • Product: Cashcrate
  • Website: www.cashcrate.com
  • Price: 100% Free
  • Founders: Patrick Clochesy & Joe Coleman
  • Founded: 2006
  • Based in: US
  • Summary: Market research / Surveys and Rewards
  • Recommended: NO – Only because you have to spend far too much time, for very little reward.

Internal Summary and Links

  1. What is Cashcrate About?
  2. How Much Can I Make with Cashcrate?
  3. How to Get Started with Cashcrate
  4. Ways to Maximize Cash with Cashcrate
  5. How Does Cashcrate Pay You?
  6. Cashcrate Pros and Cons
  7. What is Cashcrate About – Final thoughts!
  8. Comments

What is Cashcrate About?

Cashcrate is a GPT(Get Paid To) or reward site that was founded in 2006 by Patrick Clochesy and Joe Coleman and based in Las Vegas.

As of this review, there are currently well over 7,000,000 members throughout the world who get paid for completing tasks such as surveys, offers and playing games amongst others things, which I will go into more a little later on.

How Does Cashcrate Work?

You will see major companies associated with market research companies like Cashcrate, which is one of the quickest ways to promote their products and to get customer feedback.

This all comes under affiliate marketing and they pay companies just like Cashcrate to do all this for them.

Cashcrate will then pay their members from the earnings received from their clients for taking part in surveys, promotional offers or even shopping online.

Other activities such as watching videos, playing games, entering contests or answering emails, whilst you can still earn money, albeit small amounts, are really there to keep you active on their website.

Cashcrate Videos and More


How Much Can I Make with Cashcrate?

This is entirely up to each individual and how much time and effort you put into this online opportunity. Pretty much like any business venture!

The best way to earn with these sites is through their referral programs if, in fact, they have one, but don’t worry because the majority do and they certainly do here at Cashcrate, and a good one it is too!

There is even a “Payment Wall” where members (if you want) can upload their proof.

Cashcrate Payment Wall

But wait and Check this out!

With currently over 7,000,000 members and paying out $3,910,841 since Cashcrate was founded in 2006.

That equates to each member making $1.79 but hopefully, this hasn’t frightened you away, well, not just yet anyway!

I know this is an average and a little unfair because some will be earning and many will have cancelled their membership, but hopefull you see where I am going?


How to Get Started with Cashcrate

That’s pretty straightforward, just click here and it should take a couple of minutes to complete registration and remember this is 100% free to join and take part in.

Just enter a valid email address along with a password.

You will then receive an email which you will have to acknowledge to confirm and activate your account.

Once you have confirmed who you are then there are a number of questions which have to be filled in. These questions are important and determine what type and how many surveys you receive.

Once you have fully completed registration you are rewarded with $1.50.


Ways to Maximize Cash with Cashcrate

Cashcrate ways to earn

  • Surveys

Obviously, surveys are the main way to earn here at Cashcrate.com and the number of surveys you receive are down to a few things but mainly demographics, that’s the information you gave when you first registered.

I guess like me as a new member you will be hoping to sit at your laptop filling in survey after survey and creating that 2nd income, right?

Wrong, let me explain!

What you will find is that you won’t qualify for above 90% of the surveys that you select, and you won’t find this out until you are a few minutes into the survey.

Take me, for example; I selected my first 10 surveys and spent 20 minutes only to be told that I didn’t qualify. For me, that’s 100% that I didn’t qualify for! Could it be a fact that I wasn’t a US citizen? Maybe!

If you can manage $3 an hour at best you are doing great, but most of the time you will be left scratching your head trying survey after survey after survey. Patience and perseverance here is the key, but I’m afraid I lost the plot very early on.

  • Offers

You will find many offers available where you can sign up for products and/or services.

A very important thing to watch out for here is that many of these offers even though they initially are free will ask for your credit card details,  but what happens then is that once the free offer period expires then you will be charged a fee.

If you have many of these so-called “Free” offers on the go then it is so easy to forget to cancel the membership before the trial offer period expires.

Getting billed for something you didn’t want will just eat at your balance!

  • Shopping

At Cashcrate they have teamed up with some of the top retailers that you already use when shopping online so why not check them out here at “Get Cash Back”

Just purchase as you would do normally but through the Cashcrate links and once the retailer has verified your purchase, a few weeks later you will see cash back and added to your account balance.

I would still research the product or service elsewhere first because in most cases you will find a better offer!

  • Refer a friend

A great way is to get Cashcrate referrals!

Always a great way to boost that account balance of yours, especially if you have a big enough crowd, such as an email list or a big social media following.

At Cashcrate.com they have 4 different membership levels that you can achieve, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Elite

The higher the level the more you will earn on your referrals earnings which are for life or until the member decides to leave. This starts at 20% for Bronze all the way up to 30% for Elite status!

To find out more and the breakdown of each level just click here.

  • Create a Free Blog on Cashcrate

A great way to get more referrals is to create a blog or website and at Cashcrate once you have received “Silver” status, which is at least 25 referrals then you have access to a free blog or website.

If you can’t wait and would like to get this started first and haven’t a clue what is involved then you can check out this training platform, where they teach you everything you would need to know, and it is 100% free too.

No credit card details and no upsells either!

  • Games

Get a little peeved with filling in surveys or just aren’t getting enough of them then why not chill out and play a few games tournaments where you can accumulate points which can be redeemed through vouchers.

  • Videos

Watching videos is another way to accumulate some extra cash or should I say pennies. Yes, we are talking anywhere from 1 cent upwards!

  • Contests

Another way would be to take part in a number of Cashcrate contests to get that balance soaring, with daily, monthly and other types of contests on offer on a regular basis.

Cashcrate contest winners


How Does Cashcrate Pay You?

Once you have reached the payment threshold which is $20 then you are allowed to withdraw.

Any earnings you make for the current month are sent to you either at the beginning or middle of the month, which is dependant on the payment method you select and also your current membership level, which is either Bronze, Silver, Gold or Elite.

Bronze – (Less than 25 referrals)

Only 2 payment methods are allowed.

Dwolla, which is similar to PayPal but only available to US members.

Checks sent to US members should take around a week, and none US can take between 2-3 weeks and of course, remember that it will also take around 5 business working days for the check to clear too.

At this level, non-US members can only be paid by check and don’t’ forget the currency exchange rate too!

Silver – (25-99 referrals)

Dwolla and Direct Deposit is available to US members only.

Checks and PayPal are available to all members.

Weekly Payments

Are available to Gold and Elite members who have 100+ referrals or lifetime earnings of $250+ with a minimum payment of $100.


Cashcrate Pros and Cons

All businesses come with a certain amount of baggage because nobody is perfect. If it sounds too good to be true, you bet it probably is!

Pros

  • Free to join 

Many opportunities will cost you a fee before you get to know whether it is legit or not, here at Cashcrate.com it is 100% free.

  • BBB (Better business bureau) 

They are currently showing an A rating

Cons

  • Disqualified from Surveys

This does appear to be a big problem here where you end up wasting your time taking a survey only to be told that you didn’t qualify a few minutes later.

Your demographics should identify whether you qualify or not, therefore there is absolutely no reason why the correct surveys can’t be distributed to the right members first.

  • Have to reach a membership level before you can use PayPal

This is quite annoying, because it sort of forces you into referring people, which isn’t a bad thing because that is the way to go to get that balance moving, but you will have to work your arris off to get those 25 referrals unless you have a big enough following who might be interested.

  • Be aware of spamming

Might be a good thing to create an independent email because you will be bombarded with junk mail on a daily basis.

I have even seen complaints from members where it would appear their personal information had been passed onto third party companies as they were pestered constantly with sales calls.

  • Are Free offers really Free?

Many offers require your credit card details and once the offer period expires unless you cancel the offer you will be hit with costs.


What is Cashcrate About – Final Thoughts!

As you can see, Cashcrate.com is a legit company but one I would not recommend.

The amount of hours you have to put into these survey sites just to get a few extra dollars is just ridiculous and I find my time is just too precious and can be spent in a more constructive way. Yours can be too!

If all you are looking for is some pocket money be rest assured that’s exactly what you will be getting taking online surveys, but if you are serious and looking for a real business opportunity, where you are taught everything you would ever need to know, where in 1-2 years time it could very easily replace your current job then check out this review.

I should know because I’m doing just that! Nearly forgot to mention that it is also FREE to join and No Credit Card details will be asked for either and of course a major plus no damn UPSELLS!

But, if you are looking for similar opportunities to Cashcrate.com, then you might like to check out TopCashBack, Ebates or SwagBucks


Comments

Are you a member of Cashcrate? Are you happy with the site? Thinking of joining?

I’d love to hear your thoughts and what you thought about the review.

Why not share this review amongst your friends, it could save them a lot of time!

All comments are welcome and I reply to them all, so don’t be shy and tell me what you thought.

All the best,

Mick