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Making Money With InboxPounds: Is it Worth it?
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Inboxpounds is a website that pays you to do a whole host of things, you are paid to read emails, complete offers and take surveys. But with so many similar sites available, is it worth bothering with InboxPounds?
You get sent on average, 2 emails to read per day, with a value of 1p per email. They are sent to your email address too which is kind of a nice reminder to log on if you don't do it regularly. With only 2 emails per day, it isn't really worth logging on just for that, particularly considering the threshold is so high at £20.
There are a whole load of offers you can do at InboxPounds, and they will sometimes credit and they sometimes won't. But if you contact the admin with ample proof then you will be able to get your account credited eventually. The offers don't change that often, and you will see the same ones over and over again which is a pain because you will only be able to do them once or you will risk your account being banned.
This has got to be my least favourite section, despite being in an "ideal" demographic for surveys, I qualify for maybe 1 in 10 surveys if I am lucky. And the ones that I do qualify have a really nasty habit of freezing on one particular page, this is where the admin fall down. They basically tell you that "sometimes we have problems and there's not much we can do, better luck next time" which is not very helpful at all.
Not a function I really bothered with as the results weren't good, but for every 4 valid searches you make, you will earn a certain amount of money, it is normally 1p. Their definition of valid searches is unclear, but they don't allow searches where small variations are made on the previous search, for example, Robert Downey would be a valid search, but if you searched Robert Downey Jr after it, you wouldn't be credited.
Payment through PayPal isn't an option, payment can only be made via a prepaid mastercard, an Amazon gift certificate or a cheque. I have only ever made payout once and I chose an Amazon gift card because I heard some stories about requesting the cheque and it not turning up for ages, and when it did, it was voided. Your first payment can take weeks to process, even choosing an Amazon gift card, but once you have been paid once, they say payments are weekly.
Is InboxPounds Worth it?
No, I don't think so, other people might think it is, but in my experience it isn't. The admin are helpful when they want to be, the rewards for surveys are really small and reading the emails is close to pointless. The offers aren't updated very often and payout options are limited, I have had £4.80 in my account (I know it says dollars, but it is pounds) for ages now and haven't bothered with the site for a long time.