As a full-time professional, wife of an artist, and mother of two toddlers, I am very familiar with the desire to make and save money without exerting too much effort. A coupon for 50 cents off a package of hot dogs may not seem like a big deal to some, but we frugal types know better. The old adage is true: every little bit does count. Even the pennies you scrape out from under the seat cushions and floor mats add up after a while, don’t they?
If I told you there was a way to earn a few cents every day by doing virtually nothing, would you be interested? And if I told you that, by doing things that you probably do online anyway, you could make a few dollars a day, would that catch your attention?
It certainly caught mine when I was turned onto Inbox Dollars by a respected business associate. She told me that it was one of the only reliable “do something online for money” sites she’d ever found, and I discovered this to be true. The list of activities that Inbox Dollars will pay you for is a lengthy one: they send you emails every day (they’re actually advertisements, but I certainly don’t mind getting paid to glance over an ad – I’ve even seen products and services advertised that I ended up using!), you can play games through their website, you can access TONS of online stores in all different categories and get a small return on your purchases, you can take daily surveys for money…the list goes on.
Of course, most of the money is in referrals, as is the case with most sites like this, but once you’ve spent a little time exploring this opportunity, you might not even have a problem with recommending Inbox Dollars to your friends and family, as I did. Through this website, you can actually dollar in euro at the comfort of your home. This kind of part time job is ideal for housewife of mothers who just stay at home to take care of the family. I can definitely say that inbox dollar is not bad at all.
They automatically bonus you $5 just for signing up, which gives me a little lift whenever I see it on my Current Earnings page. There are various offers you can participate in for free that can earn you a few dollars apiece, and the surveys are fun (but sometimes lengthy).
Now I’ll get to the nitty gritty, the part that they don’t tell you prior to signing up.
The first is that the daily emails they send do not earn you very much money. In fact, viewing the email and confirming that you read it probably won’t grant you more than 10 cents, and it may average out at 3 or 4 cents per email. But it is consistent, and it takes no time at all, and if you’re not in a big hurry to get this cash fast, it can really add up over time.
The second is that the games (while they are really fun) cost more money than I’m willing to spend on games at this point in my life. If you have the time and inclination, I’m sure this could be worth your while, but I simply have neither.
Third, be sure to check out the fine print on the “free trials” section. Inbox Dollars does offer a good amount of money for signing up for these free trials, but some won’t pay out until you stay past the trial stage, which means you end up paying for the service anyway. If you’re going to participate in a free trial through Inbox Dollars, make sure you’re getting involved with a service that you will actually have some use for.
Similarly, don’t just blindly go shopping online to get the cash return. Make sure you’re purchasing things that you would already be purchasing online. Just don’t forget to click through the link on Inbox Dollars first.
By the why, if you’re looking into joining some survey sites in general, you might want to sign up here first…joining survey sites through Inbox Dollars can earn you more money!
Finally, beware of the “100% Free Offers” on the website. Completing these offers are, in fact, free, but often they will put you on a mailing list of some kind, and your information could be sold for marketing purposes. Usually what I do to protect myself from this annoyance is either give a bogus phone number or my cell phone number, which has been set up to block unknown numbers. When the stuff begins to arrive in the mail (and oh, it will…), I usually just give it to my kids to draw on. Also, it makes nice litter box lining. Or you could use it for collage.
I hope that this article has given you some valuable information regarding the pros and cons of Inbox Dollars. If you are interested (and I sincerely hope you are – it is free after all!), please click any of the links above to be taken directly to the sign-up page.