If you have read through some of our older posts, you may have seen a post on Swagbucks; which is only one option for making a little bit of money from home. InboxDollars is another great option which provides an easy and almost passive way of making extra cash right from your couch. This can be an extremely convenient way to legitimately make cash on the side. Bare in mind that the results will vary from person to person.
Sign on bonus
At the time of writing this, there is a $5 bonus for signing up. All you have to do is sign up for a new account and verify your email address. The credit hits the account extremely quick and is very simple overall. This can be combined with a few tasks right from the get-go for an extra $0.50. So within the first 10-15 minutes, you will have $5.50. Not a crazy amount but it adds up depending how much you are putting into it.
How to make money
Taking a little bit of time out of your day, you can opt to take surveys. With Inboxdollars, the compensation you get from the surveys are cash instead of simply points. The website has a bunch of surveys that you can attempt for cash. Moreover, InboxDollars will send you emails on a daily basis with new surveys or other types of authors. The surveys tend to be at least around 10 mins and can be a lot longer. The amount you earn from each survey will vary based on the duration and complexity. You can opt in to doing surveys but they are not required.
Similar to other programs, this is a pretty passive way of making money. Some videos will have incentive of a couple cents. There is also a bar at the top of the screen where you can fill it up by completing activities, which includes watching videos. There are three sections based on how much you have completed. The more you complete the higher chance of winning is. This is presented as a scratch ticket. It doesn’t take long to earn enough for a scratch ticket but the earnings can be lower end. The lowest amount I have received with the tickets was $0.05. It is a low amount but can add up quick. I will start a video to run in the background for noise and can open a second browser to scroll through the internet or stay active without interrupting the video.
Offers and cashback
Similar to other money back sites, there is a certain amount or percentage back from various offers. This can be as simple as signing up for certain programs such as Fingerhut account. It doesn’t take much time with this method, but I would recommend that you only sign up for things that you would naturally sign up for. Otherwise, it would be a waste of money and counterproductive. One offer that I have received recently was for ZippyLoans which would give you $15.00 if you take out a loan or Get $12 back when you sign up for Home Chef food delivery. The offers will vary and have many different options. Some deals are things such as printing coupons from Coupons.com or getting Groupon Deals.
There are also cashback deals through various online stores. Percentages that you get back will vary from store to store but is usually at least 1% back and can go up to 2.5% at the time of writing this. Stores that are covered with this are anything from Walmart to Express, there are also hotels such as Best Western. This is similar to other programs with comparable percentages back.
There are a plenty of games to spend time playing this will help to earn points to get a scratch ticket. Some games will also provide ways to win prizes as well. There are certain times when you will have a few tasks to complete for a bonus pay out such as watching a video, play a game, check out an offer. There is usually about 5 tasks to complete, including one right after signing up for a new account.
Similar to other programs, with InboxDollars has an option to use their search engine. This will provide times when you can earn money back. This is usually a few cents but this is likely something you were going to do anyways. This provides an easy way to earn money without changing any daily habits. Make sure to keep the browser up to help make it a habit!
The referral program is okay compared to other but not the best. It is still a possibility to make some money but less incentive. You can earn $1 per referral up to 5 referrals. You can also make up to 30% on the money that your friends earned while they are active. There does not seem to be a cap on the percentage, only on the number of referrals to get the $1 bonus. The bonus is better than nothing and could add up pretty quickly based solely on the percentage back.
If you are looking for a quick and easy way to make some money from the comfort of your couch, then I would say that InboxDollars is a pretty good option. There are enough different ways to make money that you should be able to find one that fits most people’s preferences. The earnings can be slow but it is based solely on how much effort an individual puts into the earnings. However, it works as a fairly passive way to earn extra cash. You can cash out in a variety of ways such as check or E-payment but it is important to know that you need $30 in your account in order to cash out. Searches, Videos and surveys are probably the quickest ways to make that $30! If you want something that you can do at your own pace, then InboxDollars is a good option for you. To make it even easier, you can download the app for InboxDollars from both Google Play and Itunes store!
Is this something you would use? What programs do you prefer?