Ok, first things first:
- we all get and read emails (most of them)
- we all love money (I do, at least)
So…it'd be super if we can get paid to read emails, no?
That's what InboxDollars promise, and they even say that ‘money really does grow on trees’ – hilarious to me. More importantly, how serious and accurate are these claims? Can you and me really get paid to just read emails?
Bottomline: Yes, you can make money, but that doesn’t really mean you will make money.
There is a difference.
Each email that you read will provide you revenue between 1 cent to 10 cents…but unfortunately, these emails aren't the ones that you WANT to read – they're ads for programs or products that leads to InboxDollars making good money off you if you followed through those ads and signed up for the program (similar to the Surveylot.com stuff)
Other than emails, you can also “get paid” to play online games, sign up for surveys and programs or to search the internet. Sounds nice, but what isn't mentioned is that you NEED TO START SPENDING MONEY FIRST then you'll get a small cashback on your spendings.
What's the point? Unless you're already going to spend the money anyway, then the cashback is cool – if not, it's still wasted money. This is the truth behind InboxDollar claims.
Being a member for about 10 days, I have received 15 emails for a grand total of $0.39 cents – that's 2.6 cents per email OMG. If we take account the $5 sign up bonus and the $1 introduction survey…that'd be $6.39. So…if I want to draw out $30, with roughly 1.5 emails per day – that'd be 909 emails.
And time required: 606 days, which is roughly 20 months.
For $30 bucks.
Nope, no go: firstly, it's very active income, secondly, its horrendously slow and thirdly, I've to spend much more to make pittance – this goes straight to the garbage bins.
So, what's in it for InboxDollars?
We know that it's useless for people like you and me, but how does InboxDollars make money? If you go and look at the programs that are prioritized/promoted on the site, an example would be eBay.
InboxDollars will pay you $6 for you to sign up at eBay and place a bid…not bad for you eh? Think again – InboxDollars gets paid between $25 – $35 each time a new use signs up and places a bid. Seems like the numbers favor them over us, and it's not something I'm happy or keen to continue with.
If you’re a student, stay at home mum (SAHM), working full time or part time, or retired: you must build an online business on the side. Please don’t quit your job yet, build it on the side until it’s profitable enough to replace your salary, then you have more options.
It’s not a luxury but truly a necessity for your future.
I’ve built multiple businesses (and lost multiple too) and I can tell you frankly that building a business on the internet is the cheapest/most cost-effective way to business. There are thousands of people who do so sharing on topics that they’re passionate about (like how NigelChua.com shares on passive income and online business, which is my passion…for years now).
I know I am making some money online (see my income reports), and I know my financial future is getting better and better. But it is not easy, and takes a lot of time to learn and apply but I am building my passive income internet businesses that will work for me day in, day out; serving readers and customers profitably and delivering value 24/7.
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