There are many sites out there that pay you to take surveys, play games, watch videos and surf the web. Some pay out more than others. The problem is that you don’t know how much you can really make until you’ve tried it out. To help you with this issue we signed up for InboxDollars and gave it a full test drive so you can see if it’s really worth your effort.
What Happened When I Signed Up for InboxDollars
When I first signed up for InboxDollars it really pulled me in with the $5 bonus. I entered my email, not my favorite email in case it gets spammed, and confirmed the account.
Once you log into their dashboard you’ll see a long list of surveys you can complete. InboxDollars shows you the top surveys that you can qualify for depending on your specific demographics. We thought that was pretty nice and unique. Not many other survey aggregators have that sort of offer. In the dashboard you’ll also see the estimated completion time for each survey along with an estimate of the potential earnings for that survey.
In the dashboard you’ll also see the estimated completion time for each survey along with an estimate of the potential earnings for that survey.
There are tons of other survey sites out there and most of them pay with rewards. So getting $5 upfront is a pretty good incentive. After I started running through the surveys I didn’t make as much as other survey sites I’ve tested, but that doesn’t automatically disqualify it.
Offering cash rather than rewards is very appealing. The question always comes out to how much cash, right? We’ll get into exactly how much I made with InboxDollars shortly.
After getting the sign up bonus I was pretty stoked. Once I started working through the surveys I got another $1 for completing a quick survey. It was pretty user friendly. There was a list of surveys you could choose from with the exact dollar amount that they’re worth. That’s a huge plus when compared to other survey sites out there.
Most of the survey websites we’ve worked with in the past offer points. To me, points are hardly worth it. They can be hard to receive once you’ve earned them and you don’t really know how much these points are worth some times.
How Does InboxDollars Work
InboxDollars basically connects you with third party survey sites. When you log into their dashboard you’ll see a list of survey opportunities that you can choose from. These surveys will each pay a different rate and you can see how much each one is worth from their dashboard.
InboxDollars pays you cash for taking surveys & there’s a $5 sign up bonus.
Some of these surveys can be very short. I went through a survey where they asked one question and I earned $1. Not bad.
Be Careful With Personal Info
As always be careful where you put your personal info. Since InboxDollars connects you with third party websites, you want to be extra careful with your personal info. Typically, it’s wise to be careful with sensitive info, but some sites that InboxDollars connects you with seem outright sketchy. So try to go through surveys that don’t ask for too much. Even if that means you miss out on a few bucks.
You May Not Qualify for All Surveys
Depending on your specific demographics you may not qualify for some surveys. Each survey has their target demographic set in place. What will happen is that you’ll click on the offer to see if you qualify and it will let you through or send you an email to notify you. Either way it’s pretty straight forward. You simply click the button to check if you qualify.
Some times, you’ll be going through the survey and it just kicks you out as you answer some questions. Like I said, each survey is different so it really just depends.
How Much Did We Make?
After 2 hours of survey filling we made $14.15. The initial $5 sign up bonus and $9.15 after taking about 20 surveys. Not the most profitable venture I’ve had but not bad.
Is it worth it?
The way I see it is that sometimes you need a bit of extra cash in your pocket. You may have more time than money, or you simply want to make some money while you binge watch netflix on the side. Either way I think it can be worth it for anyone that’s looking to make some money on the side. I don’t think it’s a long term solution, but rather, a way to make a few bucks on the side.
Benefits of Working With Inbox Dollars
- Pays Cash
- Tells you how much you can make with each survey
- Has many offers available
- Cash out once you make $30
- Nice interface
Issues with Inbox Dollars
- Some offers/sites are sketchy
- Need to be careful with personal info
- Low qualification rate