I am so frustrated by people that spam websites with ads for fraudulent money-making services online. Maybe you’ve seen them if you’ve been on news aggregate websites such as BuzzFeed or social media versions of newspapers such as Huffington Post: “I just lost my job and my parents are dying and my best friend ran over her boyfriend with her car and I’m so sad…but look at me making $500 every day! You can too! Just follow this link that clearly leads you to a website that will steal your identity and leave you worse off than before!”
The truth is that you can make money online, but (yes, there’s always a but) it isn’t going to be $500 every day and it will require effort and ingenuity on your part. My own successes have been legitimate but limited and I would absolutely advocate that if you choose online money-making, you must keep in mind that it won’t be a steady income unless you are ready to work dedicatedly and view it as a serious job. From 2015 and onward I can honestly recommend using BlogJob as a writing platform and Clixsense as a Pay-to-Click but only because I have cashed out multiple times. With BlogJob, I have only cashed out at $25 for my PayPal deposit and I remember them taking out a few dollars as a processing fee. It’s not a terrifyingly high amount, but know that even if you cash-out at $25, you won’t receive the full $25. With Clixsense, you should know going in that the first time you cash out, they will send a physical check so that once you receive it you have to type the routing number into your profile. After this, you will be sent money via PayPal or the other online banking institutions they have partnered with. In addition, I highly recommend that when you reach Clixsense’s minimum cash-out amount of $10, keep building up your money because they will take some of it as a processing fee. processing fees for both of these places are the biggest kicker, but since you do get paid then what’s a few dollars or a few cents?
The problem with using the internet for money-making is that, as the spammy, scammy ads on social networking prove, you have to be alert and know when you’re being scammed. I never trust anything that promises to make you *insert a ridiculously outrageous amount of money* if you first pay them *insert a reasonable amount of money. You shouldn’t have to pay money up front. It’s similar to what I’ve been told about student scholarship, loan, and grant applications-If the company wants you to pay them to receive information or submit your information, run away screaming. My fellow bloggers have experienced other signs of questionable online businesses (admittedly, not all businesses that are related to money-making). If you can’t find information about the company promising to make you money, it’s better to write it off as a scam than to lose time, energy, and money. If the business’ “About Us” page is nothing but praise for them, run away. If you check the business’ ratings on Alexa and they are getting negative ratings, check out the reviewers’ comments and proceed with caution. If an individual representing the business is rude or pushy towards you, whether it’s a scam or not, it is not worth your time. I promise you that it’s going to feel like sometimes all of the time you spend with online money-making is going towards finding an appropriate platform for you and I promise you that sometimes you will feel like none of it is worth it. This is why you have to be dedicated.
One thing that has helped me considerably as a blogger is becoming an interactive member of BlogJob and learning tips and tricks from my fellow bloggers. Even if you’re not a blogger, you can search for a group of others who are interested in the same money-making techniques you are. Many Pay-to-Click websites have forums and Facebook is a great place to search for. It’s not a time-drain to take a break from your online work to socialize with others who are in your situation. Of course this is taking a break from the very activity that will make you money, but it’ll help you maintain your sanity and blow off steam if you need to. We online money-makers need these breathers!
I regret that I highly recommended BuxBery to my BlogJob friends and to any guests that have read my status updates. I would never intentionally mislead anyone about scammy or dying paid to click (PTC) websites and BuxBery made a liar out of me anyway. This is my apology post/the post where I tell you why you should not use BuxBery or get out now and find a more reputable PTC website, but let me start from the beginning when I joined BuxBery and saw its potential.
As any other user of PTC websites, I wanted another site to increase my potential of making supplemental income online. For that reason, I won’t go much further into that point. The important thing you need to know is the less obvious reason I signed up for an account. I was drawn in by the colors of BuxBery. The site has a dark blue background with complementary purple and white font. Think of berry colors and you’ve basically got the idea of what BuxBery looks like. I know it’s a quirky reason to find a website interesting, but the PTC websites I particularly like happen to be visually-appealing in some way to me. In addition, they don’t give me “invalid login” details like BuxVertise…but that disaster is a different story for a different time. Just keep in mind that BuxBery’s color scheme caught my eye and I was sold.
This is important to know now when I tell you that I registered for an account with BuxBery before checking the reviews for it. That’s technically my fault since at this point I’ve been burned so many times before that checking the reviews should be automatic for me. I didn’t and, well, now I’m writing this post for all of you.
Everything was fine with BuxBery for about six weeks, give or take. I’d click on the advertisements and at the end of my session my account balance would increase slowly but surely. Not that I really need to say it, but this is how PTC websites should work. Well, at the end of last weekend (we’ll say on Friday, March the 20th) BuxBery was shooting out hundreds of ads. PTC websites do not do this. In a day I can make a couple cents on NeoBux and maybe five cents on ClixSense, which is not worth mentioning because it’s not a lot of money except that the two above-mentioned PTC websites are considered legitimate as of this writing. With BuxBery I was able to make close to 50 cents if I stayed glued to the computer long enough. At first it was exciting, but my BlogJob friends “Dick” and “Henry” had some suspicions about the website and as I trust them to know about PTC and website scams, I began thinking “You know, maybe there is something wrong with this.”
If you, like me, have online friends that know about scam websites and have their suspicions, trust them. Trust them even if you want so badly to believe they’re wrong.
So get this: On Sunday, March 22nd “Dick” had a post about BuxBery being in trouble. They had removed two payment options, one that was ultra-popular PayPal. The only way that users can cash out is by using Perfect Money, whatever that is. In other words, it’s not worth using the website anymore because it won’t benefit me. To conclude my woeful story, Sunday was a day where I used the word “UGH!” way more than necessary except that you’d forgive me for it because that’s the appropriate clean response to being scammed.
There you have it, the story of why you should not use BuxBery. Once again, I deeply regret signing its praises and encouraging others to check it out. On the plus side (not much of one if you’ve lost your hard-earned money, admittedly) maybe I can save those of you who were on the fence about BuxBery some trouble and wasted time.
Full disclosure: I haven’t cashed out at NeoBux yet, so I will not be speaking to its validity as a money-making website in this post. I will absolutely write about the first time I cash out and if I receive the money, but today’s post isn’t about redemptions.
So, let’s talk about NeoBux. It was the first paid to click (PTC) website I joined and so far I would say I have a good relationship with it. I haven’t cashed out yet because I want to hit at least $10 and that’s a long way away, but it’ll happen one of these days. I keep returning to NeoBux because it’s the easiest PTC website to use and there’s a guarantee of making at least two cents a day. It doesn’t sound like much, but keep in mind that this is two cents a day that you didn’t have to do physical labor for (unless you consider clicking a mouse physical labor). Back when I worked my retail position, I had to bust my butt for two cents. When I say ” let’s talk about NeoBux”, don’t take this the wrong way. Sometimes we have to have a serious talk about good things too.
NeoBux is considered the king of PTC websites. If you’re familiar with other PTC websites, maybe you’ve seen the advertisements for NeoBux calling it such. It’s been around for at least six years according to the FAQ and it’s been paying members for all six years. It’s one PTC website that is considered legitimate in “Is this site a scam?” websites. I still have questions about the definition of being king of PTC websites. NeoBux may be legitimate but it’s not a quick money-making option. My favorite PTC website is ClixSense and I’m currently up to 5.19 there. On NeoBux I’m only at 2.65 and that was my first PTC website (as I said in the previous paragraph). If NeoBux isn’t a quick earner, that makes it like any other PTC website in my book.
I’m not telling you all this to warn you away. More than anything, I just want you to know that if you aren’t already using NeoBux and you want to join, join knowing that it might take time or you to accumulate enough money to cash out.
I’m surprised by how much I enjoy using PTC websites. I actively loathe advertisements and most of the websites I visit are list-style banner advertisements for all sorts of PTC websites. It’s a perfect way to discover new PTC websites but it’s clearly advertising. I’ve also met some eyebrow-raising websites in my clicks. Salvation ministry, anyone? Weirdness and advertisements aside, I enjoy earning money for easy work. If you like repetitive online work and eventually want a payday, I would recommend finding a collection of PTC websites you find interesting and registering for them. The only thing I would warn everyone about PTC websites is that the redemption rates vary from site to site and even the quickest paying PTC websites aren’t fast money. I’ll do the hard work of checking out my current list of PTC websites and discussing their redemption rates so you can decide if they’re worth pursuing for yourself.
NeoBux has a variable minimum redemption. For the first cash-out you only need $2 in Every redemption afterwards increases by $1 until you reach the fixed redemption rate of $10. One thing I personally appreciate about NeoBux is that there’s a disclaimer letting you know that depending on your processor (payment account), there may be a deduction from the money you’re owed to pay the processor.
ClixSense is consistent about your redemption rate. If you’re a standard (free account member) you can redeem once you hit $8. The payment schedule is Mondays and Fridays but there’s a disclaimer that if you don’t submit your redemption “on time” (details in the paragraph above the redemption rate charts) you may have to wait. Keep that in mind. The good thing about ClixSense is that, at least in my experience so far, reaching the $8 redemption minimum will be relatively easy. ClixSense ads update more frequently than any of the other PTC websites I’ve tried so far.
BuxBery (Formerly PTC-Bery)
Standard (free account) members only have to reach a $4 minimum redemption. The catch is that it can take up to two days to process.
R4Bux is similar to NeoBux in that the redemption rate is variable. Your first cash-out is $4, your second is $5, your third is $7, your fourth is $10, and your fifth and beyond is capped at $10. If you’re a free account member, you also have to use a manual processor, meaning that your payment is not instant. This one is not ideal if you want a simple “Hit redeem and earn money!” PTC website, but at least it’s up front with potential users about redemption rules.
The FAQ doesn’t list specifics about minimum redemption rates, which is kind of weird. I’ll look around to see what the deal is and report back with an ETA about my findings. Right now I can tell you that it’s really weird that any PTC website would leave off such important information such as redemption rates.
I promise I’m not going to turn this freelance writing blog into a singing the praises of paid to click (PTC from here on out) websites. I haven’t had much success in finding new or new-to-me paid article posting or blogging websites, so for the time being I’ve turned to searching out paid to click (PTC) websites. For anyone who would prefer freelance writing or blogging (like myself, believe it or not) you may be in for a dry spell. If you’re willing to supplement your freelance writing with PTC, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve been learning some important, good-to-know information about PTC websites that I wish I had known when I first started looking at supplementing my online income with that method. If my learning experiences can help you, I feel like I’ve done my job as a responsible blogger.
First of all, anytime I talk about PTc websites, I need to tell you about the potential to make money using them. It’s…supplementary…at best. While I would never tell someone to avoid PTC websites just because it takes more time to accumulate points, coins, or money, I will always caution anyone who wants a make-money-fast method about using PTCs. Here’s the scoop from my own experience using NeoBux and ClixSense. As of this writing I am sitting at 0.376 (soon to increase as I do my daily mass ad clicks). I’ve been using NeoBux for about a week now and it looks like I’ve made very little progress. Just for your information, the cash-out requirement is $10 or greater, so yeah. NeoBux is a fun way to accumulate a little extra income online while contributing minimal effort, but the trade-off is of course that minimal effort equals minimal income. I haven’t even checked my ClixSense balance yet. If you want a somewhat quicker way to make money online, you’re better off using the Perk family apps on your smartphone.
With a basic warning out of the way, let’s talk a little about finding a quality PTC website. You could Google “PTC websites” but do you want to know a secret? I haven’t done any discovery of PTC websites on my own. The first time I really considered the benefits of experimenting with PTC was after BlogJob user “Dick” posted about his experiences with various PTC websites. In addition, I read non-BlogJob accounts of legitimate PTC websites. User feedback is your best friend. I mean, if I’m going to spend my time experimenting with something, I want to know that there’s a semblance of it paying off for me (literally if possible). Of course, if you’re feeling bold and want to jump into a random PTC, that’s totally your business. If it pays off for you, feel free to let me know about your success.
Finally, I’m telling you how great it is to use PTC websites to boost online income so you might be surprised to learn I actually hate viewing advertisements. I would even feel safe saying I loathe it. When an advertisement pops up on my computer, I will briefly consider smashing the screen to avoid seeing it. My secret to making PTC websites not entirely irritating (you know, even though I’m benefiting from them) is to alternate between clicking on advertisements and doing an activity on one of the Perk family apps. For example, I’ll switch my attention from clicking on NeoBux advertisements to playing Perk Scratch and Win. It gives me different things to focus on so I’m not glued to the thing I hate/loathe. And although I shouldn’t have to say it, I’m making money/”money” from NeoBux and Perk Scratch and Win or Perk Pop Quiz.
While this blog is intended for websites that allow freelance writing and pay-to-click (PTC) websites are about clicking on advertisements and downloading apps for points that can eventually be redeemed for money, PTC is another way to potentially make money. Because the end result of freelance writing websites and PTC websites are the same, I think it counts.
Today I’ll be offering you a brief review of the PTC website NeoBux (www.NeoBux.com). Since I like to give credit where it’s due, shout-out to BlogJob user “Dick” for linking to the website. I have heard about NeoBux before, back when I was a member of ChatAbout. Until ChatAbout put the kibosh on chatting about websites that weren’t ChatAbout (a problem to discuss in a separate blog post), users loved sharing their moneymaking websites with each other. When ChatAbout deleted the topic for PTC websites, I don’t know if other users remembered the different websites, but I know I forgot all about NeoBux. I definitely appreciated being reminded of them by “Dick”.
So, what exactly is NeoBux? Well, how do I put this tactfully and honestly? I plan to use it because I want to increase my online moneymaking ability quickly and easily outside of the more challenging and serious blogging I do. I am not dead set on it being “my” site. Of course, you probably want to know the basics of it before knowing my opinion of it.
NeoBux is primarily a website where you visit advertising websites (usually other PTC sites) and collect points for the views. First you have to create an account, which is easy enough. Once your account is verified, you’re ready to go. Click on the “View Advertisements” tab to go to the advertisements page. There are three categories, one called “Fixed Advertisements”, one called “Micro Exposure”, and one called “Expired Advertisements”. You can ignore the expired advertisements for obvious reasons. Start with “Fixed Advertisements” because in my one day of using this website, that’s the section with the most advertisements. You never technically leave the NeoBux page; as soon as you click on a red dot inside an ad that looks interesting to you, the screen opens to a new tab with a strip running across the top that says NeoBux, intended to track your point collection the advertiser’s website, and all you have to do is stay there for a short amount of time until you see “Advertisement Validated! *Such and such amount* credited in your account” on the strip.
NeoBux offers other pay-to-click activities for earning points. If you go to the “Offers” tab, you can click on “Points”, “Coins”, and “Mini Jobs”. If you click on “Points” you’ll get a long list of activities you can do for points. They vary from day to day but in most cases they involve downloading some software of signing up for some websites. If you click on “Coins” you have different links to websites that you can click on, where you’ll get a list of that website’s earning activities. For example, tonight I’m checking out the activities for the website TrialPay. They involve signing up for accounts on various websites, making monthly donations to charities, playing trivia online, and joining book clubs. I highly recommend that if you choose to sign up for accounts or book clubs, you only sign up for ones that genuinely interest you. You’ll probably get a lot of spam email from partners of the website you sign up for and it can become more of a nuisance than a help. At least you can limit the spam emails and frustration by being selective about the websites you get an account with. If you click on “Mini Jobs” you’re taking to a page with listings of short/”short” jobs you can potential complete and get points for. The job website is CrowdFlower, which I’ve never heard of. I wouldn’t mind researching that website later on, but right now I’m going to ignore the section completely since I don’t know anything about its legitimacy.
My first impressions of NeoBux is that it can become a way to make supplemental income, but it takes a long time. Your money is based on the decimal system as such-0.000. I finally made it up to 0.040 today, which is an accomplishment even though it doesn’t seem like one. It’s definitely not a way to get rich quickly. On the other hand, I appreciate another place that I can do some relatively easy online moneymaking. The only reason I can’t see NeoBux becoming “my” site is that I prefer blogging and creating a substantial final product. Unlike some of the highly negative reviews I’ve had about other websites, I’m not immediately opposed to NeoBux or other PTC websites.