Honeygain App Review: Do Nothing and Earn Cash

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Honeygain is one I have mentioned before in my how to make money with your computer post.  In short, it’s a way to make money doing nothing.

If you’re looking for a way to make some money on the side and you don’t want to do anything for it, then Honeygain may be one to consider.

In today’s review, I check out Honeygain to see how it works, what you can make as well as if it’s legit.  As in all of my reviews, I’m 100% honest, only recommending products I personally would use.

What is Honeygain?

Honeygain started in 2018 as a way to build a “crowdsourced residential proxy network.”  I know this may sound complex to you, but it’s an app that will allow a company to use your connection.  Businesses work with Honeygain that need a proxy network, and your computer will be part of it if you were to sign up.   To put it simply, you’re sharing your internet connection with other people when you download the app or run it on your desktop.  I won’t bore you with the details, but you can read more about how the platform works on its business section.

In regards to passive income, it’s as legitimate as they come; however, it won’t get you to retirement that fast.

There’s no doubt the company is 100% legitimate, but the true question is if it’s a decent money maker?

Signing Up

To start making money with Honeygain, they first ask that you sign up for a free account.  You can either do so by creating a new account, or you can connect your Google or Facebook account; it’s up to you.

All you need to provide is your email and password, that’s it.  And, when you sign up, the company will provide you with 5,000 credits, which is equivalent to $5.  The whole process, from start to finish, takes a few minutes at most.

Once you verify your email, you can then access your dashboard.

Honeygain is open to all, no matter where you live.

It’s 100% free to join and you cannot earn if you do not download the app.  Just keep this in mind.

Your Dashboard

Once you confirm your email, you can then access your dashboard, which will look something like this:

It’s fairly simple, as you can see.

You can view your current balance, the data you have sent as of late as well as links to the downloads in order to start making money.  This dashboard will look similar depending on which device you’re using.

In order to start making money, you must download the app, either for Android, MacOS or Windows.  It’s not available on the Google Play Store, but you can install it manually.  It’s not as hard as you think.

And, yes, according to the company, the app is safe.  They don’t collect any data from your downloads, aside from your email address provided and your IP address.  All app connections is fully connected and is 100% inaccessible by outsiders.

Once any of the apps are downloaded, you will want to connect your account so that you’re rewarded each time your app is active.  It’s as easy as opening the app and letting it run, that’s it.

Earning Money

After you download one of the apps, you can start earning simply by turning it on.  And, you can turn it on whenever you please.  Just remember that since it’s using your data, be sure to know your limits, whether you’re doing it from home or from your home.

And, in doing so, it will tell you how many credits you have earned for the day as well as how much traffic you have sent.

For every 10MB of traffic you send, you can earn one credit, which means every 10GB will equal $1 in value.

You will need at least $20 in earnings to receive a payment via PayPal.  Once you hit this threshold, you can request a payment and then wait about 24~ hours to receive it in your account.  They only pay out via PayPal.

Aside from letting your app run, you can also earn 10% of what your referrals earn if you do refer someone.

How Much Can You Earn With Honeygain?

As you can imagine, you won’t earn much.  Even though 10GB for $1 sounds like a lot, it won’t pan out to be much.

According to the site, how much you earn will depend on how active you are, the time of year, your speed and how many devices you connect, to name a few.  Yes, you can connect more than one device.

If you were to connect three devices, you could earn about $19~ a month, however, this would drop to about $6~ a month if you’re just using one device.

Using it frequently, I would say it’s safe to say you will earn about $5~ a month per device, maybe a pinch more.

The Reviews

Of course, as in all of my reviews, I like to see what other people are saying, and it’s the main reason I like to create this subsection in my reviews.

More than 3,000+ Trustpilot users gave the company a 4.2/5, saying it was a decent way to make money doing almost nothing.

A few Reddit users stated that they enjoyed the app, saying it was legit, but they did recommend using it on “dummy” devices just in case they do monitor your usage.  Everyone noted they were paid.  The only negative I saw was that some noted the speeds were slower when the app was running.

Other than that, I couldn’t find much more, aside from sites like mine.  From what I did read, people did like using the app, so I don’t think you will have much of a problem.

The Pros:

  • The app is very easy to use and install.
  • The dashboard makes it easy to see how much you can earn.
  • Great customer support
  • The company says it doesn’t sell any of your information.

The Cons:

  • If you’re limited on data, remember that it’s using your data, so you won’t want to go over and pay fees.
  • It can slow down your internet speeds and rain your batteries.
  • You can only make money when the app is running.
  • It uses your data fast.

Final Thoughts

4/10As long as you know you’re allowing a company to access your data and you’re happy making $5~ a month, maybe more, maybe less, then it’s an effortless way to make money, even though it’s not much.

Honeygain is 100% legit and they do pay out.  Just don’t expect too much with it.  As long as you have that mindset, it makes it that much better.

That’s going to do it for now.

As always, if you want to comment on what I have said or maybe on your personal Honeygain experience, then feel free to leave a comment below.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. You won't find gimmicks here. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I graduated from Arizona State University, and I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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