There are a lot of programs out there that reward you points for doing something. Programs like these make it easy for us to make some easy money.
What if I told you that you can make money watching videos with almost no effort?
This is where Perk TV comes in.
What is Perk TV?
I’ll start out by saying Perk TV is a part of Perk.com which is just like any other “get paid to” site. You do stuff you collect points and cash out.
However Perk has a lot of apps for your phone and Perk TV is one of them.
These apps are other ways of earning Perk points apart from the actual website.
Why is this a Perk TV review instead of a Perk review?
The one thing which I consider a huge advantage that Perk has over other sites is the Perk TV app.
If you’ve been around all these point making sites are pretty much the same with the same offers and what not.
With the Perk TV app though, you can actually generate points without doing anything ( well almost ) which isn’t something you can do with other similar sites.
Some other Perk apps that you can use though are:
Perk TV live is pretty much just like Perk TV but it’s live.
I’ve used Perk scratch & win and Unlock & Win before.
Unlock & Win is really simple, you just unlock your phone and you get points.
Scratch & Win is sort of like the lottery, you scratch a few things and if it reveals 3 same items you get the prize.
How does Perk TV work?
Basically you just watch videos on the app and you get points. Pretty simple.
Some video examples are like movie trailers, some comedy videos or some how to videos.
Although you can watch and earn on your browser, I’ve never actually gotten a single point from using my browser. With the app I get a point every single time which is why I recommend it.
This may be a regional problem but I’m not sure because I’ve seen some people claim that they are earning points with their laptops.
The reason I say you can earn points with little to no effort is because when you play 1 video, lets say a movie trailer and you watch it until the end, you’ll get 1 point.
After that it automatically plays the next video for you, and so on.
So really you’re just hitting play and there you go, you’re watching videos in succession and gaining points.
You do need to be careful because after a few hours they will check to see if you’re watching or not, just click yes and continue on.
How much can you make with Perk TV or Perk?
So to put this into perspective we always have to look at the reward system.
I always go for paypal so lets talk about this first. The minimum cash out is 20000 points for £10. This is pretty high compared to other sites.
Now I believe this is a regional problem, I’m currently in the UK so all I get is paypal and amazon but I do see other gift cards like Walmart or Target which says “starting at 5000 points” so it may be possible that the minimum is lower for you guys.
Breaking this down further, on the phone each videos is about 1 minute and you get a point for each video.
If all you do is let your phone run forever it takes about 333 hours which is like 14 days to reach 20000 perk points.
This means that in a perfect situation with your phone running all the time you can get £20 per month which obviously isn’t that realistic. I mean, we all have to use our phones at some point right?
The genius trick to make money
I’ve found out that to make money using Perk TV people start something called a Perk farm which is absolutely crazy.
What they do is that they get a bunch of cheap phones ( like $10 – $20 kind of cheap ) and just have them run videos all day. If you think in that sense the phone pays for itself after the second month and anything after that nets you a profit.
Now, Perk doesn’t really tell you about the maximum allowed number of devices per account but everyone has been saying that it is 5.
You should be careful with the phone that you buy though, you should ( at the time of writing ) go for android 5.1 because older versions will eventually become useless.
I’m in the UK so the cheapest I can find currently is Vodafone Smart First 7.
If you’re in the US you can get cheaper phones at Walmart ( as low as $10 is possible ).
So if you have 5 phones doing this you can earn £100 a month! This is much more realistic than before because you don’t really care about these phones anyway, you just use them and throw them away once they die.
Is this worth your time?
Now this question is more complicated than it seems.
I’ve seen people complain that they can’t get points. Some people say Perk used to be better. Some say they are improving again.
The problem here is that what other people get will not be the same as what you get because of your different regions.
However to answer the question, in my opinion it isn’t worth it right now at the time of writing this post. Perk is always changing so if you want to start a Perk farm you need to keep up with the changes.
- Very passive since you just click play and run the videos
- Other options on top of just watching videos
- Can use up to 5 phones to farm points
- If you don’t actually watch the videos you are actually violating the terms and conditions.
- If you earn points too fast you can get banned ( hence the 5 phones cap )
- Not worth it unless you use the phone farm method
I will say, the idea of using cheap phones to watch videos passively is pretty cool. From poking around Perk seems to be the pioneer of passively farming points and since everyone joined in the amount of points rewarded kept dropping.
It is still possible to make money though, just not much. Many other similar apps or websites have emerged, some being better than Perk.
If you are serious about making passive income, do check out Wealthy Affiliate, it is free to sign up and is a much better money making opportunity, even to the point of being able to quit your day job ( with tons of hard work ).
If you have any questions do leave a comment below,