How to Make Your First $30 at Inbox Dollars in Under an Hour

A while back I wrote a post about the various paid to read programs, and someone asked how much you really could make with them. I promised a case study, and that’s in progress, but in the meantime I thought I’d give you a step by step guide to making your first $30 at Inbox Dollars ($30 is the minimum payout level). At the end I’ll share a secret that will let you add another $45.75 to that amount.

For anyone who hasn’t heard of Inbox Dollars, it’s a website that pays you to read emails, take surveys, shop online, play games, and try out various products and services (as you can see from their banner on the left). Many people think it’s some sort of scam, but it’s simple advertising. Companies pay you to try out their products for free, hoping that you’ll like them well enough to keep using them even when you have to pay for them.

Here’s what we’ll cover in our $30 quest:

Step Time Reward
Join Inbox Dollars 5 minutes $5.00
Intro Survey 2 minutes $1.00
Ebay Offer 5 minutes $6.00
Stamps.com 15 minutes $10.00
OboPay 5 minutes $4.00
Direct Scholar 2 minutes $2.00
Survey Panels 15 minutes $3.25

Note that not all of these offers may be available if you don’t live in the United States. If you live elsewhere, let me know which ones are not available to you.

Join Inbox Dollars

If you’re not already a member, you can click the banner above or click here to join. You’ll need to give them an email address. The number of emails you get from Inbox Dollars is low, so it’s safe to give your primary email. If you’re not comfortable doing that, get a free Gmail account and use that. We’ll be getting another Gmail account later, so get two while you’re at it.

You get $5 just for joining.

Intro Survey

When you login for the first time, you’ll be given the chance to take an introductory survey. This survey asks you some basic demographic questions. Complete it to earn another $1, for a total of $6 in your account.

You can take up to one survey a day. The other surveys available all require that you qualify for the survey by answering a pre-survey set of questions. I’ve not had much luck qualifying, but your luck might be different. I’ll assume you’re not doing any daily surveys, so the $1 for each survey won’t be part of the $30.

Ebay Offer

We’ll need a new email address for this one. I suggest going to Gmail.com and getting a free email address. You’ll use this email address for completing all the offers for Inbox Dollars, so if it gets put on a spam list you don’t really care. No real email will be going to it anyway.

Login to Inbox Dollars and click on Cash Offers in the list of links on the left of the page. You’ll probably find the Ebay offer in the Most Popular Offers section at the bottom of the page. If not, look through the pages of offers to find it.

The terms of the offer are that you must register for Ebay as a new user, and make a bid on an item. Since we have a brand new Gmail email account, it doesn’t matter if you’re already an Ebay member. Click on the offer to be taken to Ebay’s signup page (you must click on the offer, if you go directly to Ebay you won’t get credit for signing up).

Signup using the Gmail address you just created (if you created one to use for registering with Inbox Dollars, don’t use that one. Use the second one you should have gotten). After you get the confirmation email, login to Ebay and find an item to bid on. I tend to use the search phrase “coach bags”, because there’s always tons of them. You want to find an item that has several bids on it, and isn’t expiring soon. You can sort the listing by price to find the cheapest items (usually starting at 1 cent).

Go to the cheapest item you can find that has several bids, and make a bid that’s the minimum amount you can bid over the last bid. The chances are very good that someone else’s automatic bidder will outbid you even before the page refreshes. If not, the item’s cheap enough and there’s enough time left on the auction that you’ll be outbid eventually.

After an hour or so, your Inbox Dollars account will be credited with $6, for a total of $12. You may have received an email or two to click on in the meantime. Those will credit your account for a few cents each, but I won’t take those into account as part of the $30.

Stamps.com

In the Cash Offers section, find the Stamps.com offer and click on it. You’ll need to provide credit card information as part of the signup, but as long as you cancel your account before the trial period ends you won’t be charged anything.

Once your Inbox Account is credited for $10.00 for this offer (which will take a few hours), you’ll have a total of $22.00, plus be able to print out $5 worth of postage from the Stamps.com application that you just downloaded. Be sure to print out your $5 worth of postage before canceling your trial account.

All the trial offers at Inbox Dollars will work this way, you’ll provide a credit card and have a certain amount of time to cancel your account without being charged.

OboPay

You’ll find this one in the free offers section. OboPay is a technology for sending money via SMS messages. You’ll need a cell phone, but no credit card. You’ll even get $10 deposited into your OboPay account as a thank you for signing up.

Plus you’ll get $4 in your Inbox Dollars account, bringing your total up to $26.

Direct Scholar

This offer is in the free offers section. Direct Scholar is a site that says it’ll help you find the best degree for you. In reality, it’s a portal that refers to one of several college sites depending on what you’re looking for (collecting a commission for referring you). Fill out the form at Direct Scholar to get more information on a degree.

At some point you’ll switch from being at Direct Scholar to being at a college website. The main clue is that you’re asked to fill out a form that asks you for the same information all over again. Since the offer was to sign up for Direct Scholar, you can close the window at the point when they direct you to a college website.

This one takes several days to credit your account. When it does, you’ll get $2, for a total of $28.

Survey Panels

Go to the Survey Offers section and find the NPD Online Research offer. Click the offer and signup to NPD using the same email you used for the Ebay offer. You’ll have to complete an initial demographic survey, and then you’ll get a link to another survey in your email. Go ahead and complete that survey to get some points to put into a prize drawing. You probably won’t win, but you never know.

When your Inbox Dollars account is credited $1.25 for this, your total will be $29.25. This should happen very quickly, probably before you complete the rest of the offers below.

Also complete the Net Panel offer for $1.50, the Neilson Net Ratings offer for $1.25,, the Lightspeed Research offer for $1, the ACOP Opinion Panel offer for $0.50, and the Opinion Outpost offer for $0.50, for a total of $34.00.

These particular survey offers were picked because they credit your account quickly, and with no trouble. Some of the other survey offers take days to credit your account.

Note in the Net Panel offer, all your really need to do is to go through the initial list of radio buttons, clicking No to every offer. When they get into the list of offers showing pictures, where they say you have to click Yes to one of them, you should be able to close the window and you’ll still get credit from Inbox Dollars. Do not sign up for any of the other survey panels here, since you won’t get paid for doing so.

For the Neilson Net Ratings offer, you do have to download and install their tracking software to get credit. You can always uninstall it later, or leave it running if you don’t mind them knowing what websites you visit.

If you don’t get credit for an offer after a few days, clear your cookies and try signing up again. Either use a different email address, or if you’re using Gmail accounts you can insert periods into your email address without affecting delivery. For example, if my Gmail address were paidtoread@gmail.com, I could use paid.to.read@gmail.com and the email would still get to me. But it’ll seem like a different email to the websites you sign up at.

Ask for a Payout

You’re now at $34.00. Click the Request Payment link on the left side of the Inbox Dollars control center to request your payment. They take $3 out for processing, so you’ll get $31 from them (if you’re upset about getting more than $30, leave out the two 50 cent survey panels). They do have some fine print on their check disbursement…they take a month or two to cut a check, and you have to be an active member by the time they do. This basically means confirming the paid emails they send.

You’ve also completed a number of different sorts of offers at Inbox Dollars and gotten a feel for how they work. There’s a lot more money to be had there, especially in the trial offers. The key point with trial offers is to remember to cancel before they start charging you. To be safe, wait until the last few days of the trial period, but don’t wait too long.

Bonus Secret

You can complete all the same offers at Treasure Trooper to make an extra $23.00, and at Cash Crate to make another $22.75. Both those amounts are over the minimum payout in each program.

The trick is to use a different email address (or use the dots in the address trick with Gmail accounts) to complete the offers at Treasure Trooper, and yet another email address for the offers at Cash Crate. It would also help to clear your web browser’s cookies between completing the Inbox Dollar offers and starting the Treasure Trooper offers, and again before starting the Cash Crate offers.

Note also that not all offers are in common between the three programs, so some of the Inbox Dollars offers won’t be available at Treasure Trooper and Cash Crate.

So in under 3 hours total, you could have $79.75, less processing fees, coming your way. Not too bad! The free trial offers at all three programs can earn you far more money than that, too. Just be sure to cancel them after you’ve been credited, but before they start to charge you.

Update: Fusion Cash is another program that will pay you for the same sorts of offers, so you can add even more to your $79.75.

What do you think? Is this an abuse of the advertisers, or a legitimate way of making money online?

Update: approximately 45 days after requesting payout for the above offers, here’s the check I received in the mail:

103 Replies to “How to Make Your First $30 at Inbox Dollars in Under an Hour”

  1. [quote post=”215″]I am from Bangladesh, so my question is, is there any site like this to get paid from Bangladesh?[/quote]

    I don’t know of any specific to Bangladesh. Some of the Inbox Dollars offers are open to any country, but many are only for the United States.

    You might also try some of the paid-to-read sites, which don’t care what country you are in, as long as you can take payments via PayPal.

    [quote post=”215″]You have another $5 because I just signed up using your link![/quote]

    Thanks! I have to admit, I thought of you when I was writing this post, that it’d be an easy way to get closer to raising your web hosting fees.

    Jay

  2. Great guide, I’ve actually made about $40 from Inbox Dollars, unfortunately I signed up for the stamps.com offer on my own so never got anything for it. About signing up for the same offers on other sites though, this is fraud and can get you in trouble.

  3. Hi Andrew, yeah, I usually check Inbox Dollars and the related sites to make sure that something isn’t there before signing up on my own. As far as signing up for offers on multiple sites, everyone has their own tolerances for that. I personally wouldn’t repeat the Stamps.com or OboPay offers elsewhere, but others might have different ideas.

    If I could only work one paid-offer program, though, it’d probably be Cash Crate rather than Inbox Dollars.

  4. Jay thanks for this article, I belong to Cash Crate and have already made $15 and can definitely add more to it with these tips! I try to stay away from doing the offers asking for address, phone # or credit cards, because of all the fine print.

  5. You’re welcome! For the ones that require credit cards, you can get prepaid credit cards in given amounts. Those offers to need more work, though, and usually to cancel you have to call a phone number and listen to several “before you cancel” type of offers.

  6. Nice info.

    will you please do me a favor, can i use some of your tips on my blog.
    I had signed up inbox dollars 3 years back. But not making enough money. Although there are 30 refs, but they too not doing anything.

  7. Hi Adil, you can feel free to either link to this post as a guide for your referrals, or you can write your own version of it using similar offers and include a link to this post at the end (an “inspired by this post at Online Opportunity” sort of link).

    I agree, it’s tough getting Inbox Dollars referrals to get to $30, even with a step by step guide.

  8. Great post. been an paid inbox member for a while now and will use your links to join others. I made over $100 in about 3 months as well as more from partner sites. Cash Crate is my next target and will use your link to join cause someone needs to benefit for me joining.

  9. Thanks Matthew! I appreciate the support. These sorts of programs can pay quite well, if you’re disciplined enough to keep track of when the trial programs end, and canceling them.

  10. Thanks, Mari! It only looks easy after the fact…it took me quite a while to put together the post, doing an offer now and then to see which ones approved quickly, which ones didn’t approve, etc.

  11. Inbox!!!!!!!! I’ve been learning a great deal from your site already. Thank you 🙂 Love these tips 🙂

    [quote comment=””]Thanks, Mari! It only looks easy after the fact…it took me quite a while to put together the post, doing an offer now and then to see which ones approved quickly, which ones didn’t approve, etc.[/quote]

  12. Jay took your advice on the (coach bags) on Ebay, placed a bid on a (baby blue purse 148$) as soon as i commited to bid……it went to (150 thank god) i can’t imagine getting stuck with a purse for that much:) Now hopefully i will get credited in in box dollars……..thanks for the tips…..

    on the college signups, do you use your home phone any tricks around having people call you ? somebody told me of voice box, online place that gives you a phone number, except some places don’t accept it as a number, maily college/school info signup sites…….

    can i put down the local pizza # or what?

    thanx again

    [quote comment=””]Inbox!!!!!!!! I’ve been learning a great deal from your site already. Thank you 🙂 Love these tips 🙂

    [quote comment=””]Thanks, Mari! It only looks easy after the fact…it took me quite a while to put together the post, doing an offer now and then to see which ones approved quickly, which ones didn’t approve, etc.[/quote][/quote]

  13. Hi Casey,

    [quote post=”215″]on the college signups, do you use your home phone any tricks around having people call you ?[/quote]

    Try Evoice.com. Their free voice mail service lets you record a greeting of your own, and you get a phone number of your own that goes directly to the voice mail.

    Using the local pizza parlor would probably mean the offer wouldn’t credit, because they do call to follow up with you.

    We’d been moving shortly when I did this post, so I used my (then) home phone. We received weekly calls about colleges in the month or so before we moved.

    [quote post=”215″]Jay took your advice on the (coach bags) on Ebay, placed a bid on a (baby blue purse 148$) [/quote]

    You’re braver than me! I’d have stuck to something for $1 or $2.

    [quote post=”215″]NPD survey isn’t there anymore, no of a couple to takes its place?[/quote]

    I haven’t tried a survey panel there in a while…they’re usually pretty finicky about completing. Clear your cookies between each one, and just try a few to see which ones complete. They may take a few days.

    Let me know if you find one that completes easily, and I’ll update the guide.

  14. This is the biggest scam…I did all the emails and got my little $0.03 per email…signed up for ebay, stamps.com, never qualified for a survey no matter how many different ways I answered it and when I finally got to my $30.00 in October, they said that my check would be mailed on Dec. 3….I kept answering emails and signing up for stuff and no check…but guess what…on Dec 2, I didn’t receive anymore emails. WTF…how much of a coincidence is it that I stop getting emails (which makes your account not active anymore) the day before my check. And all I am getting is the run around from customer support…these places effin suck

  15. Hi Angela, sorry to hear you’re having trouble!

    I don’t bother with the daily surveys, they don’t pay enough to make it worth the time trying to qualify and take them. Stick with the paid offers…some of them have trouble completing, but at least they’re quicker to do.

    My understanding is that you receive your check as long as you are reading and clicking on the emails you receive…not receiving emails is fine. It did take a little longer than they said to receive my first check. The second check had less of a waiting period, so they might audit first time checks pretty closely looking for fraud. Or maybe they just have a set quarterly billing cycle, I don’t know.

    Anyway, the problems you’re having aren’t the result of a scam. I’ve received multiple checks, as have other people. Keep poking their customer service, and see what they can do, and keep reading any emails they do send.

    One thing I did at one point was change my email with Inbox Dollars, and all of a sudden I went from one email a week to several a day. You might try that, and maybe it’ll shake loose the emails you should be getting.

  16. thanks for this guide, its really helpful!! But, if you give them your phone number, do you get many advertisement calls? or spam? Another question, will one of those pre-paid credit cards work for the credit card offers?
    This was very helpful, im signing up to cash crate using your link! =)

  17. [quote post=”215″]thanks for this guide, its really helpful!! But, if you give them your phone number, do you get many advertisement calls? or spam?[/quote]

    Oh, yes! I recommend using something like eVoice.com for your phone number (a free voice mail system). The prepaid credit cards do work for most offers, too…make sure you use your voice mail number as the contact number for the CC, too.

    Also, create a new gmail email to use for offers, and use it for only offers. That way any spam comes there, not to your regular email.

  18. Hi…Ok, so I just completed the e-bay offer, and I won the bid for .01 and free shipping (an e-book)and “Inbox dollars” still has not given me credit for this…how long does it usually take?? It has been several hours now, and I followed your directions very carefully…am I just being too impatient??

  19. Hi Jay! Just tried this yesterday for fun, and was wondering why you have to use 2 separate gmail accounts, one for initially signing up for inboxdollars and one for all the offers. It seems like they would track your completion of free offers ON inboxdollars by matching the email you registered at the free offer sites. I am a little worried because I signed up for 3 trial offers mid afternoon using a second gmail address (different than the one I used to register with inboxdollars) and I haven’t yet been credited with any of the offers (ebay, stamps.com, great-fun.com) in my inboxdollars acct. By the way, the ebay offer is down to $5 and you actually have to WIN an auction, not just bid on one. Stamps.com is $7 now. And the initial survey was 50 cents. I tried about 20 times to complete a survey and NEVER qualified for ONE. What was irritating was being asked about 20+ questions sometimes and then suddenly being booted out. I figure if they are asking past 10 questions that should be considered “completing the survey.” I think they are getting plenty of survey information for free!!

  20. [quote post=”215″]Hi…Ok, so I just completed the e-bay offer, and I won the bid for .01 and free shipping (an e-book)and “Inbox dollars” still has not given me credit for this…how long does it usually take?? It has been several hours now, and I followed your directions very carefully…am I just being too impatient??[/quote]

    When I did it, it took only an hour or two. If it still hasn’t completed in a few days, you might try again with a different email address.

    [quote post=”215″]Just tried this yesterday for fun, and was wondering why you have to use 2 separate gmail accounts, one for initially signing up for inboxdollars and one for all the offers. It seems like they would track your completion of free offers ON inboxdollars by matching the email you registered at the free offer sites. [/quote]

    They track your offers using ids that Inbox Dollars generates and puts into the links you click when you go to the offer itself. They don’t match email addresses, so you can use different ones.

    The reason I suggest using different ones is that you’ll get a lot of spam to the one you use for offers, and you don’t want your Inbox Dollars paid emails getting lost in the spam (since you have to keep reading the paid emails to keep in good standing with Inbox Dollars).

    Thanks for the update on the offer awards! I agree completely about the daily surveys…I don’t even bother trying for those, the amount of reward is way too low for the amount of time you spend.

    Oh, and as far as offer completion, there’s not much more you can do but wait a week or so to see if they complete. Remember to clear cookies between offers in general, just in case it’s the same company behind two different offers…they’ll often not complete the second, even though it’s a different offer, because their cookie is already on your machine.

  21. I signed up 2 to 3 mnths ago and have opted not to use the credit card offers………and i’m finally up to 27.03 cents at this rate i’ll eat breakfast this Christmas……….any tips would be great……..by the way Jay whats your paychecks looking like?

  22. The credit card offers are definitely the higher paying ones, but less convenient because you need to remember to cancel them.

    The first check I received you can see at the end of the post…I’ve gotten another one like that (I think for $32), and am currently at a $15 balance. I also don’t have much time to do offers these days, focused as I am on the Advisory Panel.

  23. [quote comment=””]The credit card offers are definitely the higher paying ones, but less convenient because you need to remember to cancel them.

    The first check I received you can see at the end of the post…I’ve gotten another one like that (I think for $32), and am currently at a $15 balance. I also don’t have much time to do offers these days, focused as I am on the Advisory Panel.[/quote]

    first check at the end of the post? are there real ways of making good cash on internet or do they just get worse?

  24. [quote post=”215″]are there real ways of making good cash on internet or do they just get worse?[/quote]

    Depends on what you mean by real…I’m assuming you mean significant amounts of cash, rather than the $30 to $100 a month that GPT sites typically give you.

    Content creation is what you’re looking for. How much you can make depends on the niche you choose and how much you work at it. If you want more info on this, head over to the Advisory Panel and ask for advice on picking a niche, creating the site, etc.

  25. That’s all well and good, but many times after signing up for these programs – that no one really has any use for and you still need to make sure you cancel your trial memberships on time – you are then hoping to receive the credit you were promised. I am still waiting for credit for an Ebay and Stamps.com sign up..which I’m sure I’ll never see. Even if you do get the few lousy bucks promised to you, is it really worth all the time it takes to manage the process for the small payback?

  26. Well Jay getting close to my first payout, anither 50 cents or so…….whats next? do you get better pay having people signup? I chose around the big money deals, stamps etc……it took longer but it worked…..anyway you got any tips for getting people to signup? thanx for your help…….

    As for other site u use noted above, is there a down payment and such? is it pretty easy, should a person have some kind of experience? Thanx again

  27. That’s great, Loco! You do earn from your referrals’ actions, too. At InboxDollars it’s 10%, I think. Not a great deal ($3 if they do nothing other than get their first payout), but better than nothing.

    If you’re looking to earn via referrals, try Treasure Trooper and Cash Crate. Both provide two levels of referral earnings, and you get more than 10% from your first level.

    My best tip for getting referrals is to do something like this post that walks people through getting their first payout. Offers change all the time, so there’s always a need for a current guide.

    The Advisory Panel is a free forum, so there’s no payment at all. It’s basically a bunch of people who already do content creation and Internet Marketing, and are willing to help newbies learn the skills they need to learn.

  28. [quote comment=”35385″]Hi Marie, most of my problems getting credited have to do with cookie security on my browser. Firefox especially is too good at keeping cookies off my machine.[/quote]

    So if the companies are still putting emails in a persons mail box, would the cookies still be effecting being accredited for a site signed up for. Of the 3 sites i recently signed up for the credit card company accredited my account by the next day…the other two are no where to be found…..so are you suggesting canceling membership to these sites, clear the cookies on the computer and sign up again? even though their sending advertisements to my email mailbox ….I mean how long does it take to be acccredited? I started out with hits4pay.com it was ok in the beginning, now it takes 3 months to cut a 30 dollar check……Inboxdollars has take over 3 months to get to be 50 cents away form check…..I’m thinking these sites are just playing games with people….i checked out the panel you were talking about, and don’t know where to start……So Jay what kind of work do you do on the side, I mean I doubt people make enough to live off of the computer, am I wrong…… thanx for your time

  29. the other two sites i didn’t get credit for were clasmates.com, and elite mate.com/maybe you got to go on a date first or something, just to let others know…maybe others have been accredited for them…..

    Aside from that when using a credit card you mentioned pre paid credit card: how much can you get away with having on the card?

    Have you heard of the money dissapearing from the card before the month was up problems?

    Did you do the credit card way, and were you able to cancel before being charged?

  30. oh yeh and ECN research was another bogus one, you fiddle with this never ending survey….and towards the suppose of end…….you have to feel out 2 more offers……For what i say……i just signed up to that site……..and now they want a person to signup for cost offers and offer you a dollar, thats why i haven’t messed with the credit card offers…..

  31. Survey Networks

    Jan 15, 2008

    $1.25

    ACOP Opinion Panel

    Jan 15, 2008

    $0.50

    The Net Panel

    Jan 16, 2008

    $1.50

    eBay

    Jan 16, 2008

    $5.00

    Ipsos Surveys

    Jan 16, 2008

    $1.00

    Direct Scholar

    Jan 16, 2008

    $2.00

    Home Depot Workshop

    Feb 01, 2008

    $1.00

    Quality Health February 2008 – Snuggle

    Mar 03, 2008

    $0.50

    Points.com

    Mar 04, 2008

    $0.25

    Wall Street Survivor

    Mar 05, 2008

    $0.50

    NFO MySurvey

    Mar 24, 2008

    $1.50

    ProQuo

    Mar 24, 2008

    $0.25

    Remedy Magazine

    Mar 24, 2008

    $0.50

    Takkle

    Mar 31, 2008

    $0.25

    Lightspeed Research

    Mar 31, 2008

    $0.50

    Alliance for Climate Protection

    Apr 04, 2008

    $0.10

    Synovate Surveys

    Apr 14, 2008

    $1.00

    Miles by Discover Card

    Apr 14, 2008

    $1.00

    Heres the ones that worked: for those who are looking

  32. Surveys that worked:

    General Profile Survey

    Jan 15, 2008

    $0.50

    Home Office Survey

    Jan 31, 2008

    $0.25

    Shopping Survey

    Jan 31, 2008

    $0.25

    Household Survey

    Jan 31, 2008

    $0.25

    Interests Survey

    Jan 31, 2008

    $0.25

    Total CASH Surveys:

    $1.50

  33. I have been reading all the posts for a while now and would like to say that this is not a scam. This is not a get rich quick site either. If you play around with this and follow some simple directions you can make some side cash. I am a member of treasuretroopers, moola, inboxdollars, and cashcreate. Each site I have made and received a check for over $100. And have now begun building mine back up. If anyones wants proof they can email me at matthew_dyar@yahoo.com and I will send a screen shot. That being said It has been almost a year since I joined these sites and have only done them on the side. I have 98 unread paid inbox emails that I have not touched. One thing that helps me is that I send all my emails to folders for easy organization. When I have a few hours to kill I will go through as many as I can and over the few days afterwards I will see money credit my account. This is not my job just my hobby. I also sell on eBay for side income. People relax and follow directions and you can make some cash on the net. Just don’t buy into easy money. Nobody is going to give you money for no work. Here are a few tips I have discovered.

    Clear your cookies every so often when completing offers. some offers are affliated with previous offers and you wont get credit.

    get a paypal account and get their virtual credit card. This will protect you from forgeting to cancel an offer. With this you can create a one time use credit card that expires in a month and can only be used once.
    This is very handy with all my online purchases. And a great way to protect me when I am signing up for trail offers.

    Look into rebates sites as well. If you do anyonline shopping then these are a must. I have 3 rebates sites I use and each has over $60 in them and it has been less than 2 months on each. I probably do more online shopping than most but this is a great way to get money back that you are planing to spend. Also if you know anyone is buying online you can send them a link to the store they are buying from that will credit your account the rebate. They still pay the same but the store they bought from pays you a precentage of the sale. That is what I call free money baby. Again, anyone who wants those sites let me know. I don’t want to steal your thunder on this site Jay so I don’t want to advertise any sites you have not mentioned.

    when completing offers, use the TAB key and the Right arrow key to quickly select no on offers. “tab/right arrow” “tab/right arrow” “tab/right arrow” “tab/right arrow” ..so on..it is an easy way to select no on offers without using your mouse.

    also look into getting and using an auto fill toolbar program. roboform is what I use but there are a lot of them. That way when completing offers you simply click a button and it populates all your info you want to populate. It is not 100% affective but it does eliminate a lot of typing.

    and finally have fun and don’t stress about this. Join a few communities and try it out. You are risking nothing but time and energy doing this. If it does not work out then oh well no harm no foul. Give yourself a break and do an hour a week on this and see if it pays off. If it does then increase your time and do more. Join more communities and try more offers. remember to always use a referal link though. someone needs that referal cash. Like I said before you are not going to get close to being rich off these community but I find it nice to go to my mailbox or check my paypal account and find money instead of a bill. That is my humble opinion. Thanks Jay for this portal and everyone keep making money.

  34. [quote post=”215″]Have you heard of the money dissapearing from the card before the month was up problems?

    Did you do the credit card way, and were you able to cancel before being charged?[/quote]

    I actually used my own credit card, and had no problems canceling before the trial was up. Of course, they try to convince you to stay, and offer you better deals, but if you just keep saying “No”, they’ll cancel you.

    I haven’t experienced cards being charged before the trial is up. They will hit it exactly at the end of the trial period, though, so you have to be good about canceling on time.

    Thanks for the list of surveys that completed, Loco!

    Matthew, some very good tips. The rebate sites are a must, too. I have some posts about those around somewhere (with comments on them calling the sites a scam, LOL).

  35. [quote comment=””]so from Jan 15th

    to April 17th

    still 80 cents short of 30 bucks……but thats not doing any of the credit card offers…..[/quote]
    [quote comment=”36226″]I have been reading all the posts for a while now and would like to say that this is not a scam. This is not a get rich quick site either. If you play around with this and follow some simple directions you can make some side cash. I am a member of treasuretroopers, moola, inboxdollars, and cashcreate. Each site I have made and received a check for over $100. And have now begun building mine back up. If anyones wants proof they can email me at matthew_dyar@yahoo.com and I will send a screen shot. That being said It has been almost a year since I joined these sites and have only done them on the side. I have 98 unread paid inbox emails that I have not touched. One thing that helps me is that I send all my emails to folders for easy organization. When I have a few hours to kill I will go through as many as I can and over the few days afterwards I will see money credit my account. This is not my job just my hobby. I also sell on eBay for side income. People relax and follow directions and you can make some cash on the net. Just don’t buy into easy money. Nobody is going to give you money for no work. Here are a few tips I have discovered.

    Clear your cookies every so often when completing offers. some offers are affliated with previous offers and you wont get credit.

    get a paypal account and get their virtual credit card. This will protect you from forgeting to cancel an offer. With this you can create a one time use credit card that expires in a month and can only be used once.
    This is very handy with all my online purchases. And a great way to protect me when I am signing up for trail offers.

    Look into rebates sites as well. If you do anyonline shopping then these are a must. I have 3 rebates sites I use and each has over $60 in them and it has been less than 2 months on each. I probably do more online shopping than most but this is a great way to get money back that you are planing to spend. Also if you know anyone is buying online you can send them a link to the store they are buying from that will credit your account the rebate. They still pay the same but the store they bought from pays you a precentage of the sale. That is what I call free money baby. Again, anyone who wants those sites let me know. I don’t want to steal your thunder on this site Jay so I don’t want to advertise any sites you have not mentioned.

    when completing offers, use the TAB key and the Right arrow key to quickly select no on offers. “tab/right arrow” “tab/right arrow” “tab/right arrow” “tab/right arrow” ..so on..it is an easy way to select no on offers without using your mouse.

    also look into getting and using an auto fill toolbar program. roboform is what I use but there are a lot of them. That way when completing offers you simply click a button and it populates all your info you want to populate. It is not 100% affective but it does eliminate a lot of typing.

    and finally have fun and don’t stress about this. Join a few communities and try it out. You are risking nothing but time and energy doing this. If it does not work out then oh well no harm no foul. Give yourself a break and do an hour a week on this and see if it pays off. If it does then increase your time and do more. Join more communities and try more offers. remember to always use a referal link though.

    someone needs that referal cash. Like I said before you are not going to get close to being rich off these community but I find it nice to go to my mailbox or check my paypal account and find money instead of a bill. That is my humble opinion. Thanks Jay for this portal and everyone keep making money.[/quote]

    as for paypal credit card, the point to most people using these sites is to make some money….so even if you allow the credit card to only make one payment you’d still be losing money….being they reimburse you 7 bucks for stamps and assume the monthy payment is more no?

    or beter question were you able to cancel before being charged? did any of them give you problems with that?

  36. Loco
    you are on the right track but with paypal, I use the one time use credit card and then the next day I cancel the card itself and the trail offer. I do both so that there is no way they can ever charge me. This also protects me if I forget to cancel an offer. They can’t charge a card that has been cancelled. So they cancell you automatically due to non payment. My method of using paypal is an extra layer of protection for me. Besides I don’t want to give my real credit card info out to sites I don’t know. I have never had an issue with this since using this. I learned this by getting burning on an offer that required you to keep it for 7 days before getting credit. After seven days I forgot about the trail offer and did not remember until my ING account got hit for 9.99…made the 2 dollar credit not so good you know. So I told myself that there has to be a safer way to do this. and I did some research and came across paypal virtual credit cards. Best thing I have done. Like I said I do a lot of buying on the net with Ebay and I use it all the time.

    Jay, as far as anyone saying the rebate sites are a scam, they have to be drunk or to stupid to be on the net period. Yes some don’t pay that well but if I wanted to buy something off ebay and spend $100 then why would I not use a special link to goto ebay and by using that link get paid $2.50. I made two fifty off money I was spending anyway. And that goes for a ton of online retail stores. (bestbuy, buy.com, walmart.com, homedepot.com) imagine if someone needed to buy some appliances online from homedepot and they are planning on spending $1000.00 and my site gives 3% rebate. That is $30 back on your purchase. Why would anyone think that is a scam. Plus lets say you have family that wants to buy appliances, shoes, electronics, or anything else online. Let them know you have a link they need to use to goto the store. They spend the money and you get the rebate. I love doing that and my family and freinds don’t care because they are to lazy to sign up for these sites.

  37. get this elitemates.com : sent a bill to my paypal how did they know i have paypal?

    plus in my email to them i said i was signing up for their free offer…….i guess they looked it over and sent me a billl……..

    what a joke

  38. [quote comment=””]get this elitemates.com

    : sent a bill to my paypal

    how did they know i have paypal?

    plus in my email to them i said i was signing up for their free offer…….i guess they looked it over and sent me a billl……..

    what a joke[/quote] so let me see 1 dollar was suppose to be credited, but wasn’t and then sent me 9.99 bill gotta love them and that was first of its kind after 3 mnths

  39. [quote comment=”36245″]Loco
    you are on the right track but with paypal, I use the one time use credit card and then the next day I cancel the card itself and the trail offer. I do both so that there is no way they can ever charge me. This also protects me if I forget to cancel an offer. They can’t charge a card that has been cancelled. So they cancell you automatically due to non payment. My method of using paypal is an extra layer of protection for me. Besides I don’t want to give my real credit card info out to sites I don’t know. I have never had an issue with this since using this. I learned this by getting burning on an offer that required you to keep it for 7 days before getting credit. After seven days I forgot about the trail offer and did not remember until my ING account got hit for 9.99…made the 2 dollar credit not so good you know. So I told myself that there has to be a safer way to do this. and I did some research and came across paypal virtual credit cards. Best thing I have done. Like I said I do a lot of buying on the net with Ebay and I use it all the time.

    Jay, as far as anyone saying the rebate sites are a scam, they have to be drunk or to stupid to be on the net period. Yes some don’t pay that well but if I wanted to buy something off ebay and spend $100 then why would I not use a special link to goto ebay and by using that link get paid $2.50.

    I made two fifty off money I was spending anyway. And that goes for a ton of online retail stores. (bestbuy, buy.com, walmart.com, homedepot.com) imagine if someone needed to buy some appliances online from homedepot and they are planning on spending $1000.00 and my site gives 3% rebate. That is $30 back on your purchase. Why would anyone think that is a scam. Plus lets say you have family that wants to buy appliances, shoes, electronics, or anything else online. Let them know you have a link they need to use to goto the store. They spend the money and you get the rebate. I love doing that and my family and freinds don’t care because they are to lazy to sign up for these sites.[/quote]

  40. [quote comment=””][quote comment=”36245″]Loco
    you are on the right track but with paypal, I use the one time use credit card and then the next day I cancel the card itself and the trail offer. I do both so that there is no way they can ever charge me. This also protects me if I forget to cancel an offer. They can’t charge a card that has been cancelled. So they cancell you automatically due to non payment. My method of using paypal is an extra layer of protection for me. Besides I don’t want to give my real credit card info out to sites I don’t know. I have never had an issue with this since using this. I learned this by getting burning on an offer that required you to keep it for 7 days before getting credit. After seven days I forgot about the trail offer and did not remember until my ING account got hit for 9.99…made the 2 dollar credit not so good you know. So I told myself that there has to be a safer way to do this. and I did some research and came across paypal virtual credit cards. Best thing I have done. Like I said I do a lot of buying on the net with Ebay and I use it all the time.

    Jay, as far as anyone saying the rebate sites are a scam, they have to be drunk or to stupid to be on the net period. Yes some don’t pay that well but if I wanted to buy something off ebay and spend $100 then why would I not use a special link to goto ebay and by using that link get paid $2.50.

    I made two fifty off money I was spending anyway. And that goes for a ton of online retail stores. (bestbuy, buy.com, walmart.com, homedepot.com) imagine if someone needed to buy some appliances online from homedepot and they are planning on spending $1000.00 and my site gives 3% rebate. That is $30 back on your purchase. Why would anyone think that is a scam. Plus lets say you have family that wants to buy appliances, shoes, electronics, or anything else online. Let them know you have a link they need to use to goto the store. They spend the money and you get the rebate. I love doing that and my family and freinds don’t care because they are to lazy to sign up for these sites.[/quote][/quote]

    which rebate sites do you recommend?

    as far as virtual card goes, after you cancel it, you signup for another one?

    over and over again?

  41. Paypal puts a shortcut on you internet tool bar. You click it and click generate secure card. It drops a box down for you to enter your username and password in and then you click generate one time use card. The box the will randomly generate a card that is tied to your paypal account. This can all be done while on the website you are using it for. example.
    I want to buy a Wii system off buy.com. I go to my rebate site and click the buy.com rebate site that is 2.5% back. It directs me to buy.com where is search and add Wii to my cart for $250.00. I proceed to checkout and at the point where I enter my card and billing info I click the paypal icon on my tool bar. It drops the box down and I do my thing and when it finishes It has populated the information on buy.com for me. NOw I just have to click pay and continue and I purchased a Wii and in 2-3 days will have $6.25 in my rebate account. The card I used is now void because it can only be used once.
    Lets say I want to use the card for a free trail. I do all the same as above but after I enrolled in the free trail, I go to paypal via the icon and manage my cards. From there I can cancell the card I generated. click a box and hit cancel is all you have to do. That card is now void and nothing can be charged to that card. I will still try to cancel my membership but if I forget or they give me hassle I simply let them try to charge me and see if they get money out of me. Trust me they will cancell your memebership if they don’t get there money. But you don’t have to sign up for these cards. You only have to generate them when you need them..It is the easiest thing.
    Jay you need to give me the ok to post referal links to my rebate sites before I post them. Again, I don’t want to use your portal to make a referal.

  42. [quote comment=””]Paypal puts a shortcut on you internet tool bar. You click it and click generate secure card. It drops a box down for you to enter your username and password in and then you click generate one time use card. The box the will randomly generate a card that is tied to your paypal account. This can all be done while on the website you are using it for. example.
    I want to buy a Wii system off buy.com. I go to my rebate site and click the buy.com rebate site that is 2.5% back. It directs me to buy.com where is search and add Wii to my cart for $250.00. I proceed to checkout and at the point where I enter my card and billing info I click the paypal icon on my tool bar. It drops the box down and I do my thing and when it finishes It has populated the information on buy.com for me. NOw I just have to click pay and continue and I purchased a Wii and in 2-3 days will have $6.25 in my rebate account. The card I used is now void because it can only be used once.
    Lets say I want to use the card for a free trail. I do all the same as above but after I enrolled in the free trail, I go to paypal via the icon and manage my cards. From there I can cancell the card I generated. click a box and hit cancel is all you have to do. That card is now void and nothing can be charged to that card. I will still try to cancel my membership but if I forget or they give me hassle I simply let them try to charge me and see if they get money out of me. Trust me they will cancell your memebership if they don’t get there money.

    But you don’t have to sign up for these cards. You only have to generate them when you need them..It is the easiest thing.
    Jay you need to give me the ok to post referal links to my rebate sites before I post them. Again, I don’t want to use your portal to make a referal.[/quote]

    have you had good luck with the sites crediting you without them charging you? ex: did you sign up for Stamps.com offer, they credited you, then you canceled card? Its hard to believe their gonna give people 7 bucks and some stamps…..only to get a canceled card in return, sounds like bad buisness……..am i missing something? thanx for your tips by the way

  43. quote]
    have you had good luck with the sites crediting you without them charging you? ex: did you sign up for Stamps.com offer, they credited you, then you canceled card? Its hard to believe their gonna give people 7 bucks and some stamps…..only to get a canceled card in return, sounds like bad buisness……..am i missing something?

    thanx for your tips by the way[/quote]

    not a problem..Jay, I hope I am not stealing your thunder. And I have done the Stamps.com promotion on 4 different sites. All 4 credited me the money (different amounts) and I cancelled 3 in time and I think one I forgot and that was the one I got charged on which led me to use the virtual credit cards. Since that, I have had no issues. They don’t know the card is cancelled until they try to hit it. But like I stressed before, cancell your memberships. This is a community and if you abuse an offer they pull the offer thus denying the rest of the community that offer. I am suggesting only safegaurds for you. Do not abuse anything within this community. don’t try to do multiple accounts and don’t try false refering. Do each offer on the sit you can then go to another site and do it again….clean your cookies first. there are probably 20 sites like these and if you were really bored you could hit each of them and make a good bit of cash. I don’t have that much time but don’t mind doing three or four sites along with my eBay and other online ventures. I make between 500-1000 a month. Not bad for part time or goofing off while at work. two hours a day is most I will spend on any of them. Shot the hardest thing I have to do is remember where I have all my money. Moola, inbox, paypal, treasuretroopers, cashcreate, fushioncash, then my rebate sites on top of that. Can get hard to manage. But like I said earlier, it is nice to check on these sites and see oh I have $40…cool just as I am typing this Extrabux emailed me 4 times for recent purchase at buy.com…only .40 each but the purchases were small and were for someone else. Ha, I love it.

  44. [quote comment=””]quote]
    have you had good luck with the sites crediting you without them charging you? ex: did you sign up for Stamps.com offer, they credited you, then you canceled card? Its hard to believe their gonna give people 7 bucks and some stamps…..only to get a canceled card in return, sounds like bad buisness……..am i missing something?

    thanx for your tips by the way[/quote]

    not a problem..Jay, I hope I am not stealing your thunder. And I have done the Stamps.com promotion on 4 different sites. All 4 credited me the money (different amounts) and I cancelled 3 in time and I think one I forgot and that was the one I got charged on which led me to use the virtual credit cards. Since that, I have had no issues. They don’t know the card is cancelled until they try to hit it. But like I stressed before, cancell your memberships. This is a community and if you abuse an offer they pull the offer thus denying the rest of the community that offer. I am suggesting only safegaurds for you. Do not abuse anything within this community. don’t try to do multiple accounts and don’t try false refering.

    Do each offer on the sit you can then go to another site and do it again….clean your cookies first. there are probably 20 sites like these and if you were really bored you could hit each of them and make a good bit of cash. I don’t have that much time but don’t mind doing three or four sites along with my eBay and other online ventures.

    I make between 500-1000 a month. Not bad for part time or goofing off while at work. two hours a day is most I will spend on any of them.

    Shot the hardest thing I have to do is remember where I have all my money. Moola, inbox, paypal, treasuretroopers, cashcreate, fushioncash, then my rebate sites on top of that. Can get hard to manage. But like I said earlier, it is nice to check on these sites and see oh I have $40…cool just as I am typing this Extrabux emailed me 4 times for recent purchase at buy.com…only .40 each but the purchases were small and were for someone else. Ha, I love it.[/quote]

    if i were to try the stamps.com and use virtual credit card…do you wait to be credited, above yu said signup then cancel the card…..how long did it take for them to credit you?

  45. I cancel as soon as I can. I don’t wait because I will forget. Like I have said, once you apply they won’t hit your card until your trail period is over and they want to charge you a fee. So cancel after you subscribe. Also if you do a site that takes a paypment but will refund it if you cancel that is ok too. The card does not have to be cancelled because it is a one time use card and as soon as the hit it, it is voided. However, when they refund your money paypal accepts it as a bank transfer and you get the money back in your paypal account. I have verified this to be true. I don’t really do those offers much.

  46. and I don’t remember how long Stamps.com took to credit me. I think a couple of days. but I know I have always gotten credit from them. If you have not recieved credit after 5 days I would email inboxes support and if that fails I would clear my cookies and internet files and do the offer again if you can.

  47. [quote comment=””]and I don’t remember how long Stamps.com took to credit me. I think a couple of days. but I know I have always gotten credit from them.

    If you have not recieved credit after 5 days I would email inboxes support and if that fails I would clear my cookies and internet files and do the offer again if you can.[/quote]

    so you wait till you get credited, and after 5 days cancel…..?

  48. [quote comment=””][quote comment=””]and I don’t remember how long Stamps.com took to credit me. I think a couple of days. but I know I have always gotten credit from them.

    If you have not recieved credit after 5 days I would email inboxes support and if that fails I would clear my cookies and internet files and do the offer again if you can.[/quote]

    so you wait till you get credited, and after 5 days cancel…..?[/quote]

    I always wait unitl I get credited before cancelling a memebership. The card is immediately after creating it. But I would wait until you get credit on your inbox account then cancell the offer. I create a folder in my email that says “need to cancel” and when I get the “welcome to ….” email, I move it to that folder. Then I cancel it after recieving credit from inbox dollars. Then I move it to a canceled folder. I will check the need to cancel folder every so often to make sure nothing is running to long. simple organization like this is key to running these sites.

  49. [quote comment=””][quote comment=””][quote comment=””]and I don’t remember how long Stamps.com took to credit me. I think a couple of days. but I know I have always gotten credit from them.

    If you have not recieved credit after 5 days I would email inboxes support and if that fails I would clear my cookies and internet files and do the offer again if you can.[/quote]

    so you wait till you get credited, and after 5 days cancel…..?[/quote]

    I always wait unitl I get credited before cancelling a memebership. The card is immediately after creating it. But I would wait until you get credit on your inbox account then cancell the offer. I create a folder in my email that says “need to cancel” and when I get the “welcome to ….” email, I move it to that folder. Then I cancel it after recieving credit from inbox dollars. Then I move it to a canceled folder. I will check the need to cancel folder every so often to make sure nothing is running to long. simple organization like this is key to running these sites.[/quote]

    so what your saying is signup at stamps etc. give credit card info, click submit or whatever…….go to paypal cancel card……..keep offer open until credited….then cancel or i guess they’ll cancel it for you being no money available……..cool thanx for info……..

    i still find it hard to believe your making 500-1000 bucks a mnth…..with these sites………i’ve been trying too…..and its like trying to count the ants in my backyard……..

    but hope you are making that kind of money, and thanks again

    (i still find it hilarious that elitemate.com didn’t credit me or anything and when i went to my paypal account there was a bill for 9.99…i gave it the big cancel, hopefully that worked at paypal…..at their link they say its a free dating service….) i should of replyed date me if you can:)

  50. I like the ants in the backyard comment…pretty funny. I am not making that kind of money on just these sites. Shot all told with inbox, fushion cash, cash create, treasure trooper, and moola (might be forgetting one) I have made total around $700. I know that sounds a lot but I got on some big payouts. Like moola.com had an $80 duplicate poker bonus. you had to deposit $20 and gamble that much. I did and actually one an extra $20 off that site. BTW, duplicate porker is stupid and too easy to cheat if you have a group that wants to scam it. Another topic. So just moola.com I made $120 bucks. but every site I have made over $100. Inbox I have like $60 in now and already paid me close to $100 before.

    Most of my monthly income comes from eBay and rebate sites. I buy things off the net and sell on ebay. so the rebates I get are actually for someone else buying something. It has taken me some time to develop a nitch with ebay and I am still learning. But these paid email sites I still do because the payout is worth it when I have the time to do it. It really only takes me about 3 minutes tops to fill a free offer. Usually I go through about 5 pages or so and then close it out. I have found that after the first three pages you get credit. I have 99 inboxdollars emails to go through and I should be able to veiw all of them in an hour so I will make like 5 buck plus any offers I fill out. IF there are a lot of offers I will give my self 2 hours to do them. Email me if you want my rebate referal links. matthew_dyar@yahoo.com

  51. Matthew, that sounds like a great strategy with the PayPal card. Definitely takes the problem out of forgetting to cancel the trial offers.

    Loco, definitely wait until you get credited before canceling an offer. They won’t credit you otherwise.

    Matthew, I think the PayPal tip is worth you posting your referral links to a couple of rebate sites here. Or, if you’d rather, write up a guest post about how to use the rebate sites and put your referral links in it. I’ll run it next week for you.

  52. Inbox Dollars takes over 2 mnths to send a check ……why is that?

    so better to request it at the end of whattever month

    Check payments are processed on a Net-30 payment schedule. For example, if you request payment in January, your payment is processed on March 1.

    If the first of the month falls on a weekend or national holiday, payments are processed on the next working business day.

    Checks are mailed through the United States Postal Service and should typically arrive within two weeks. Delivery time depends on many factors, including your geographic location and seasonal increases in mail volume.

  53. The first check takes longer to arrive than subsequent checks, I’ve found. My first took a month and a half, I think, the others just a few weeks. Could just be timing on when they do their check runs, too.

  54. [quote comment=””]The first check takes longer to arrive than subsequent checks, I’ve found. My first took a month and a half, I think, the others just a few weeks. Could just be timing on when they do their check runs, too.[/quote]

    Regardless Thanx for the help…..

  55. Been a member of Inbox since Dec. and have gotten a couple of checks from them. It is true that the 1st check takes months….then subsequent checks only a few weeks. I’m somewhat ticked off because they now only offer .50 per survey instead of $1.00. Just noticed this today….why did they do that? Now it will take twice as long to reach the $30 minimum payout. They should have cut the minumum payout requirement by half as well if they were going to cut the amount given for each survey. Make it a $15 payout instead of $30……it’s going to take me forever to get to that amount now! I guess that’s the point for them doing this…isn’t it?

  56. What they really want is for you to do offers to make up the difference, since they earn a fair amount from the offers you do. They probably found that they were losing money on the surveys.

  57. Theres more to Inbox Dollars than paid offers. I’ve made $70 through Cash Surveys and 100% Free Offers. Really simple. The surveys are usually quick and if you do one a day your golden.

  58. Hi Ashok, most of the offers and surveys are only for the United States, which makes it hard for anyone else to get to the payout. The best you can do is to go through all the offers and try to find any that you can do.

    One thing that a lot of people from other countries do is try to earn by getting referrals to Inbox Dollars. If your referrals are from the United States, and they make money, you’ll get part of it.

  59. Suggestion for cashing in from another country:

    You can search for a proxy circumventor, or similar tool that will let you surf around as if you were hosted in the USA. I found information about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxy_server#Web_proxy

    I am sure you can find a good tool somewhere.

    I also suggest surfing anonymously, if possible, so the IP address of your computer is not communicated to any of the sites you are working.

  60. Hi Jay, I just registered for inbox dollars. I have a question – how do we know exaclty what we have to do in order to recieve the cash? I mean at the bottom of each offer, it has a dollar amount like $8, $5, etc etc, but do you have to fill out all the info on the offer page to get that amount? Also, how long does it take for the money to post to your account? Thanks! nal.

  61. Hi Nala, it depends on the offer. Some offers only require submitting the first page, some require getting all the way to the end page. Some require confirming a membership via the email they send, etc. Some offers credit your account quickly, some take weeks.

    When I wrote this post, all the offers I used in the post credited within a few days at most.

  62. hey should i bother with the games, shopping, etc, or just stick with the sign-ups?
    and a lot of the sign-ups look like popups
    are they safe?
    i am 14, will my age affect the signups, etc. ?

  63. Hi Miranda, I just did the signups myself. Some of the signups have age restrictions, you’ll just have to read the terms of service of each one after you click through to see.

    Some of the signups are basically trying to get you to signup for other sites through them…those are mostly worthless, they’ll keep asking you for page after page of “special offers”. I don’t bother with those when it’s clear that’s what the site is.

    As always, run a good virus scanner and pop up blocker, and you should be fine.

  64. Am I the only one who sees this as being unethical? Everyone is signing up and then canceling these offers, leaving the advertisers to pay for brand display-basically. I am both a publisher and an advertiser, so I can definitely see a problem if I was paying for leads that never had any intention of keeping the offer. Think about? Those couple of dollars the you make off this greatly affects the online advertising model, and drives up pricing at the same time. Very sad.

  65. [quote post=”215″]Everyone is signing up and then canceling these offers, leaving the advertisers to pay for brand display-basically. [/quote]

    Advertisers are paying for the opportunity to put their offer in front of real people. They understand (or should, if they’re getting into incentivized marketing), that the people are joining because of the incentive. They gamble that enough of the people will be interested enough to stay to make it worth their investment.

    For example, I very nearly kept my stamps.com membership because it’s such a cool service. If I were the sort of person who sent more postal mail, I would have kept it. Some percentage of people who join because of the incentive will stay because of the service.

  66. (Am I the only one who sees this as being unethical? Everyone is signing up and then canceling these offers, leaving the advertisers to pay for brand display-basically. I am both a publisher and an advertiser, so I can definitely see a problem if I was paying for leads that never had any intention of keeping the offer. Think about? Those couple of dollars the you make off this greatly affects the online advertising model, and drives up pricing at the same time. Very sad.)

    Yeh I’m not sure why they do this stuff in the first place except to advertise their products…….If you don’t get a credit card involved it takes upwards to 3 mnths to get 30 bucks, then you got to wait another 2 or more mnths to get the check…. I look at it as better than Bank Account interest. The last survey i took was cute too….It asked me about all these different procedures done at hospitals and what hospital i recommended…..I’m not a senior citizen as of yet, so i haven’t had the chance to get all these procedures done yet……but hey i’ll recommend a hospital i’ve visited for any of the treatments if i’m bored and don’t mind taking the time to fill out the survey…their offering the dollar and some change…..better than watching comercials on t.v. for 45mins on the hr…

    But i here you the owner of the buisness that offers these “huge” paydays while driving around in his bentley is geeting the sorry end of the stick….I doubt it……money is money you got an extra hr once in awhile throughout the week…..interest ads up….and plus you might run into a product that interest you……..I enjoy seeing the H20 systems for cars……i look forward to filling up with a hose in the later years…..

    I also believe the Bonuses these Exectutives recieve have a greater effect on pricing….I could be wrong….

  67. EP..
    Please don’t flame on this post with your goody goody ethics. Don’t tell me that these companys paying these prices for the leads don’t have cancelation precentage already factored in. These things have been around for a while now and by now have a pretty consistant precentage of return on them. That is what they are paying for, the return. They know that a certain percentage of people will forget to cancel and another percent will keep the product and another percent will cancel. you my friend are propably niether an advertisor nor a publisher or you would have know this. That or you just really suck at your job, because I am not in advertising and I know this. Maybe I sould look into your career because I guess they allow any monkey to do the job. Please. I have been in sales and know that any leads, whether bought or worked for, will have a % of return on them…deal with it.

    Is it ethical for the business to have a recuring charge while making it extremely difficult to cancel. Is it ethical for some of these advertisers to spam the hell out of ones email to make money. Who really cares. It is the way of business. If you don’t like it don’t do it..stop projecting your ethics on others….especially when it was never asked for. We will continue to make money of these sites…they will continue to offer these offers…and everybody wins…except num-nuts like you, who over think everything and probably want our government to regulate this industry as well. Maybe socialism will do for you that way we are all equal and we can never be hurt by business or ourselves…just live happily ever after in our utopia.
    puke….

    Jay…sorry for the harsh comments on your board..but you are doing a service here for others…and fools like these need to be exposed as the mindless infants they really are.

  68. [quote comment=””]are Nigerians allowed to partake?[/quote]

    You can join, but you will not qualify for most of the offers. You’ll be limited to recruiting referrals and earning from their efforts. If you decide to go that route, don’t bother with Inbox Dollars, instead join Treasure Trooper, since it pays on two levels of referrals. You’ll do better there.

  69. I have received one check already from inboxdollars and am now waiting for another. I do not have all that much time on the internet so there is about 10 months between my checks. If I had more time then I am sure I would get more. I love inboxdollars, the money always comes when I am in dire need of it.

  70. You’ll spend an hour making $30, and ten hours saying no while trying to cancell offers. I’m finding the site to be a total waist of time. Plus it takes two months to recieve your check. If you get one at all.

    All these sort of sites are total crap, and should be banned fro mthe net.

  71. I use inboxdollars and am waiting on my first check. Though I didn’t sign up for any offers and cancel nor did I spend any money at all. I just did surveys, read emails, and (a while back) used the search. It doesn’t take long. But the article seems legit to me I’m sure sooner or later people will figure out a way to get around it. I was wondering though…are you allowed to just go to a bank or check cashing place to just get the money from the check instead of putting it into an account?

    Thanks Nikki

  72. Hi Nikki! Congratulations on getting to your first check! It’ll arrive in the mail as a physical check, so you’ll take it to your bank to cash it, deposit it into an account, or whatever you want to do with it.

  73. Nice info I just spent give or take 4 months of just doing the emails and surveys. I just reached over the $30.00 mark today and requested a payment. Says I am scheduled for Nov. 3rd 2008. I will post back and let you know when it arrives.

  74. I really appreciate the information here, especially the detailed info on the PAYPAL Plugin, incredible peace of mind with that tool.

    My experience, in about 1 week, has been a real mixed bag with INBOX Dollars. The Free Credit Report offer paid out almost instantly, $10. However, every other offer I have done has not come through which includes Snapfish (Sep 16), eMusic (yesterday), and York Photo (Sep 23). I have gone over $20 with the help of a few surveys, but on the whole I’m frustrated that the offers don’t get credited with any consistency. I would say for me I’m going to fight my way to $30, keep responding to the emails until the check arrives and then bail out.

    I do however greatly appreciate all of the info here, thanks to Jay and Matthew Dyar in particular.

    PS So far as I can tell the eBay and oboPay offers are gone and Stamps is $5 now, not $10, but FreeCredit report makes up for some of that.

  75. Hi Jeff, that is the most frustrating part of the GPT industry. Whether you get credited or not depends on a huge variety of factors, including cookies, IP address, email address, etc, etc. Some of those you can control by clearing cookies and using different email addresses, but some programs just don’t credit promptly (or at all).

    Thanks for the update on the available offers!

  76. I have requested a check, made it to $30.92. Took me more than an hour, I’d have to say it took about 8 hours of effort, but I certainly would not have made it at all without the help of tips at this site.

    For the community, here is my experience of how I got there:

    $5 sign up bonus.
    $1 initial surveys.
    $4.50 additional miscellaneous surveys, 9 surveys 0.50 each
    $0.92 in paid emails.
    $19.50 in cash offers as follows:
    FastWeb Oct 06, 2008 $1.00
    Home Depot Workshop Oct 06, 2008 $0.50
    Survey 1896 – Traqline Study Oct 03, 2008 $0.50
    Real Age Test Sep 29, 2008 $0.50
    Zoom Panel Sep 29, 2008 $1.00
    eMusic Sep 26, 2008 $5.00
    Triple Advantage Sep 25, 2008 $10.00
    The Net Panel Sep 23, 2008 $1.00
    Triple Advantage is free credit report.com. That is the only one that payed immediately for me. eMusic was pretty good, a couple of days. The photo ones, Snapfish and York Photo labs never came through, I registered and uploaded a couple photos but did not order any of the almost free prints, maybe that’s the catch. Also have not seen a credit for Napster and Stamps, so it’s a mixed bag. Maybe one or two of the others will also pay just haven’t come through yet, we will see.

    Jay, I used your link for Cash Crate and Treasure Trooper, I hope you get a referral credit. FYI, Treasure Trooper has a $35 Discover Card offer which is a no brainer for me, I have one already, now I will have two. I have not yet completed that offer but I will report back to the community on the lead time for the check and the Discover Offer.

  77. Thanks, Jeff, I appreciate that! I do get a referral credit from TT and CashCrate. TT seems to be the one that people do best with. And that Discover Card offer is definitely a no-brainer, since payout there is only $20. Thanks for pointing that one out!

  78. [quote comment=””]Thanks, Jeff, I appreciate that! I do get a referral credit from TT and CashCrate. TT seems to be the one that people do best with. And that Discover Card offer is definitely a no-brainer, since payout there is only $20. Thanks for pointing that one out![/quote]
    This really does work I am on my 5 check payment!!

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