Do you stick it out long enough to get the minimum amount on a site?

United States
August 22, 2011 9:30am CST
II think they expect people to say "forget it" and leave the site after doing a few offers. And most people do. I earned the minimum amount from Inbox Dollars which is $30 I think, I don't remember) They said "If you make it to $40 in the next 30 days you will not have to pay the processing fee" So I did. I'm pretty sure they are annoyed by people like me then it's like "Do'h, we didn't expect him/her to do that. Now we've got to actually pay them" There is at least one exception, swagbucks (and I suppose mylot and Irazoo) They quite randomly but frequently give out points. They set their rewards pretty high. But not so high that you can't make it. It just takes a long time (if you want good prizes. It takes only like, if your lucky, 2 weeks to redeem stickers and in one search you get to download wall paper that is extremly easy to copy as a backround on the computer) This isn't shady (with most sites) the minimum is high but achievable if you stick around long enough. It's strictly buisness.
4 responses
• United States
22 Aug 11
It seems to me that I get discouraged by participating in money earning sites with high minimum payouts. I'm a member of inbox dollars as well and the earnings are extremely slow. I absolutely love swagbucks though and I usually redeem my points for paypal gift certificates. It doesn't really take me too long to get there, especially since I use swagbucks for everything, even for typing in a website that I want to go to. This really increases the chances of getting random points and sometimes I'll earn about 50 swagbucks a day. The past few days they've been really generous and I've won up to 29 swagbucks from a single search. Sites with high minimum payouts are hard to stick with, I prefer the ones that have like 10 or maybe 20 as their minimum payout.
• United States
22 Aug 11
I love swagbucks. They also are quick to deliver things. It usually takes about a week. Then again I do live only a few miles from their headquarters. I type one.word.at.a.time to get more points. I've never made more than like 57 swagbucks in a day though. I have a little over 5,000 points and it only took about 3 or 4 months to do (some times I use yahoo if swagbucks can't find it or I forget otherwise I don't think it would have taken to long.) 4 months is amazingly quick compared to most pay sites. Irazoo is like that too but not as good.
@unique16 (1531)
• United States
23 Aug 11
I have to agree with you. I did Inbox many years ago and got to one payout. There surveys after that I did not qualify for anymore and it took a very long time to get money so I gave up. Sidetick is another place where payouts are taking longer but you get them and Redgage writing site too. Been there a year at Redgage and still looking for my first payout. Mylot is better place and quicker too if you keep answering and writing questions. Gather is another place where you earned points and I have not reach payout there either. You need many many points to get the rewards. I heard of swagbucks can you explain more how you earn the points... it like a debt card or prepaid card like to Target, Walmart, Amazon this is what Gather is like. Thanks Unique16
• Philippines
23 Aug 11
Well, first I try to assess if I can stick out to reach the minimum payout of a site. That means that I will try a couple of days first or weeks and judge it from there if how long will I make payout. Since I already predetermined those sites that I think I can handle with payout, the sites that I am doing right now are the sites I am sticking out to reach payout. Usually I just do sites with low minimum payouts. It kind of motivate me whenever I already see and got hold of the payout in my account.
@rovian (1927)
• United States
22 Aug 11
If a website is legitimate, they don't set high minimum payouts in hope that people will do a couple of offers then give up before cashing out. They can lose income from doing that. GPT websites earn money from their members doing surveys and offers. I don't have a clue to to why Inbox Dollars set the minimum payout to what it is, but taking a guess, at the end of the month, it is probably cheaper then processing lower payments. For your question, it depends on three things for me: the minimum payout, how far away I am from reaching it, and how much am I earning. I may stay active if I only have a couple more cents or a dollar left to earn, but if I needed $5 more to reach the minimum payout and was earning $0.04 or less per day, I would give up.