Disclaimer: This post does contain my referral link to join InboxDollars.
I’ll be the first to admit I do not like taking surveys. They take a ton of time, and the payoff is not great. When I do start, I almost always get disqualified half way through. That’s why I initially dropped Inbox Dollars when I first joined. I thought I can’t possibly make any money taking these dumb surveys! About a month ago I decided to come back to it.Probably because I saw something about it on Pinterest. The life of a Pinterest addict, am I right?
I’ll start off by explaining what Inbox Dollars is. To those who are already signed up with this awesome site skip this little bitty of text to get to the good stuff: hacks for InboxDollars! Your time is valuable and so is your money!
Inbox Dollar is “the online rewards club that pays!” You get paid to read emails, search the web, and complete offers. You almost always get a few cents here and there, but there are some offers pay up to $20. So, you probably won’t be making a ton of dinero from reading emails, but there are other ways to make money faster on this site.
You get $5 just for signing up, but you have to earn $30 to request a payout. Not so bad if you’re willing to dedicate a little bit of time every day. You’ll make it to $30 in about four to five weeks. I know I did. So, this isn’t a site to get rich but for some extra pocket money. It’s more for someone who wants to save some extra cash or
run into Sephora for a little splurge. Like me!
So you want to get dollars? Download their app.
On a whim, I decided to check if Inbox Dollars had a mobile app. They should advertise their mobile app on the site by the way. After all, I couldn’t be by my computer all day. I only use two features of the app, Paid Email, and Video. You can also take surveys, but I prefer to do that on my computer. Watching videos on the app is fast, always easy, and sometimes fun. I wish they had autoplay like Swagbucks does (another post coming up soon about Swagbucks!) but they’re 30 seconds long, so I don’t mind too much.
Above is a screenshot of my InboxDollars account. You’ll see that I watched 30 for 9 cents. I have made 20-40 cents a day since downloading the app. That’s not bad for just having videos play on my phone! You can also play the videos past the 50 marker. Those sneaky dogs make it seem like you can only earn for 50 videos a day.
I don’t get as many Paid Emails as I did when I first started, but it’s an easy way to make a few cents so don’t forget to open them and click that confirm email button at the bottom. If you complete the offers advertised in the email, you do get paid a little more.
Complete Free Trial Offers
Want to get paid for trying out a product? Heck yeah! That’s the way to go. I’ve seen them go about as much as $20 just for signing up with a free trial. Keep in mind that this only works if you remember to cancel your membership with whatever company you signed up. You’ll have to provide valid credit card information so set a reminder for yourself before they charge you.
I signed up to get a free trial of the Texture app (all the magazines you want delivered right to your Ipad!), and I paid a dollar for it, I think. Or maybe it was free. Well, I got $6 credited to my account just for signing up! Plus, it turns out I enjoy the app! A+ for trying something new!
Always look for the SSL lock located near your browser or make sure that the website you’re on says https instead of http.
Better to be safe than sorry when it comes to online shopping.
So, look for offers that pay you more even if you have to shell out a buck or two. If the offer pays you more than what you put in, you are still making money. Make sense? Recently there was an offer to sign up with Avon for $15, but you get paid $16. That’s a dollar profit just for signing up!
Take Surveys Sparingly
Most of my money from InboxDollars comes from completing offers. Taking surveys is not the way to hit the $30 mark fast. I can count on one hand how many surveys I’ve completed, but I have to use all of my eyebrow hair to count how many have ended in disqualifications.
I do take advantage of surveys when I have a 25 cent survey token from Billy’s Spin and Wheel. Tokens are awesome because you get paid more for completing any survey.
When you refer someone, you’ll be credited 10% of their earnings for life. Is there anything left to say? Easy money and you’re not doing any work once they sign up. So recruit your husband or wife, your neighbor, and all of your 1020 Facebook friends.
Still not convinced? Check out my earnings.
I cashed out when I received $35 and made eight dollars the following day. I took a survey about my experience with the site for $2, InboxDollars gave me $3 for starting out again and another $3 for completing an offer. Pretty darn cool, right? Click here to sign up for InboxDollars if you haven’t already. Do you have hacks for InboxDollars you’d like to share? There are plenty more! Comment below.