Reward sites are a pretty easy way to make a quick buck. InboxPounds is one of those reward sites and I do believe it is actually quite popular.
I’ve signed up for InboxPounds, used it a few times and have stopped using it ( before I managed to cash out ) and I’ll tell you why in a moment.
What is InboxPounds?
In terms of variety and ways to earn points, I’d say both InboxPounds and InboxDollars score pretty well, with tons of things to do like surveys, paid emails, searches and offer walls.
However unlike Swagbucks, you don’t earn points and exchange them for money, you’re straight up earning money.
How can you earn money at InboxPounds?
What’s a reward site without surveys right? InboxPounds however offers a lot more stuff to do when it comes to surveys.
You have your regular survey board, which lists your available surveys, how much it pays, how long it takes and sometimes they tell you the topic.
You also have your daily surveys by Peanut Labs and Opinion Surveys ( I love daily tasks ). Upon joining you will also be rewarded with about £1 for completing some profile surveys.
To get more out of surveys, InboxPounds has this thing called survey tokens, which you can use to boost your survey earnings. You win survey tokens from something called a Spin & Win, something like a wheel of fortune.
The amount that you can win from Spin & Win is usually just a small amount, like £0.01. There are other higher rewards as well but we all know that the winning chances are low.
Majority of the surveys will pay you about £0.50, but there are some higher paying ones as well, if you qualify.
If you use InboxPounds to search for something, like a Google Search you get paid £0.01 for every 4 searches. If you search 4 days in a week you’ll get a loyalty bonus as well.
These is some sort of limit to how much you can earn per day using searches but I’ve honestly never reached it ( mainly because I don’t use InboxPounds much ).
3. Offer Walls
Again, these are the bread and butter of every get paid to site.
They have different offers available, from signing up for casinos or betting sites to testing out a program or an app. Offers usually have the highest potential earnings, especially casino offers.
4. Paid Emails
InboxPounds will send you emails almost everyday with some kind of offer in it.
You might be asked to sign up to a website for example and the email will tell you how much you’ll earn if you decide to accept the offer.
The good thing is whether or not you choose to accept it you can still get paid £0.01 just from clicking the “Confirm this paid email” button.
5. Playing Games
This is the only thing that confuses me with InboxPounds. There is a tab where you can click on that’s supposed to let you earn money with games.
When I click on it it redirects me to another website called GSN cash games.
Their so called playing games for money was far from what I’ve imagined, you actually make money by betting against other players. I’ve clicked on Bejeweled Blitz ( I used to like this game ) and there seems to be some kind of tournament mode to earn money.
Needless to say you would need to deposit your own money to compete.
You can make money by referring other people to InboxPounds. You make 10% of whatever your referrals earn for life.
If you’re a Gold Member however, you get some pretty juicy perks.
What’s good about being a Gold Member?
Before we get into that, you do not have to pay anything to become a Gold Member. You will become a Gold Member automatically when you make your first £20. You have to cash it out and it has to be processed first in order to become a Gold Member
In my opinion this Gold Member thing is one thing that InboxPounds has done right.
So with referrals, if someone joins InboxPounds without being referred by anyone he enters a sort of “non-referred” pool. Those guys in this pool will be shared among all the Gold Members, meaning if they are assigned to you, you get to make 10% of their earnings as if you’ve referred them.
This alone is already pretty cool. There are more perks as well like Gold Members only offers, or double search loyalty bonus.
How does InboxPounds pay you?
This is the part that I don’t like. The options you have are Amazon gift card, cheque or some prepaid Master Card ( no idea how this works ). Sadly there is no Paypal which is what I usually go for.
Also, the minimum amount you have to earn is £20 which is extremely high when you compare it to similar sites. I forgot to add on, as a Gold Member you get paid quicker, some sort of weekly payment.
- Huge variety of offers
- Daily surveys
- Initial sign up bonus of £1 and initial profile surveys
- Gold Membership after your first cash out, with referrals being assigned to you
- In the past, InboxPounds only pays via cheque, now they’ve added more options but it is still extremely limited
- Very high minimum payout of £20 required
Is it worth it to join InboxPounds?
For me, it isn’t. I’ve said that I’ve pretty much given up when I saw the high minimum pay out. The problem with a £20 requirement is that if you decide to stop half way, with money still in your account you’d have to work your ass off more to cash out, or you’ll end up wasting that money.
With that said even if you do plan on sticking to it, the surveys and paid emails don’t pay much. It might take a considerable amount of time to even reach £20.
I personally don’t see any merit in sticking with InboxPounds. However, I do want to say that they have been around for a while ( including InboxDollars ) and they are well trusted.
They are definitely not a hoax or a scam, it is just that they happen to require a lot of effort before you can see your earnings being turned into cash. I would always go for quicker options like RewardingWays.
Have you tried InboxPounds or InboxDollars? Do leave your comments and share your thoughts, I’d love to hear them !