At first glance, NeoBux seems like a questionable site. I do a lot of research when it comes to surveys, and I would have to say that NeoBux, no offense, has one of the ugliest landing pages. It looks very unprofessional and almost like something out of the early 1990s. The company was first introduced in 2008 and has been chugging along ever since.
NeoBux is a PTC website that will pay you to watch advertisements, take surveys as well as play online games. It’s one of the many survey sites out there, but does NeoBux stand above the rest? We’re about to find out.
In today’s review, I talk about NeoBux in depth. Is it legit? Is it a scam? How much can you make?
As in all of my reviews, I’m always 100% honest, only recommending what I feel is worth your time. You won’t get rich with a site such as this, but you can make $20 to $40 a month rather easily if you log in here and there. If you’re okay with that, stick around to see if it’s worth adding to your list.
How NeoBux Works
While NeoBux offers survey opportunities, they place a large emphasis on watching advertisements. The main premise of the site is that companies come to them to drive traffic to their website. Essentially, they pay NeoBux a certain amount, who then asks you to click on that ad so that the client receives legitimate traffic. In doing so, the company will pay you.
Aside from watching/clicking advertisements, you can also take surveys, complete quizzes, play games and much more. The company claims that they offer the best possible rewards in a safe, accommodating environment.
Signing up for a NeoBux Account
To sign up for an account, the company will ask for a few basic pieces of information, such as a user name, your email as well as your birthday. If you have a referrer, you can enter it as well.
The entire process takes maybe three minutes at most and you can immediately start earning after you confirm your email address.
At the moment, the company only works on desktop and does not have a mobile app.
The nice thing about NeoBux is that they are open to all countries. Even though your country can join, it doesn’t mean you will see a lot of action. In many cases, survey companies often target specific countries such as the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. This isn’t always the case, however.
After confirming your email address, you can start making money. As mentioned, there are a variety of ways you can make money as seen in the dashboard screenshot below.
In the top bar, you can make money by viewing advertisements, taking surveys, playing games and earning coins. I will talk about how each of these work below.
Viewing Advertisements for Cash
In the advertisement section, you will see a variety of advertisements, similar to what you see below. This is what NeoBux has been known for in the past, but they have since added other ways to make money over the years.
Each time you click on an ad, you will be directed to the said ad and then credited about $0.001 per click. Yes, that’s $0.001, not a penny. This means you will have to click on 10 ads to earn $0.01 or 1,000 ads to earn $1. As you can imagine, that’s a LOT of work. You can also get “AdPrize” chances for every click as well. Picture this like a lottery of sorts.
While the premise seems promising in that the client gets clicks/exposure and you get paid, I don’t see how you can make money with this unless you’re happy making $0.05 per hour.
Inside the surveys section, it seems just like the many survey sites I have worked with in the past.
They work with the many reputable survey third-party survey router companies and you can simply click on a survey of interest and start taking it. Just keep in mind that you won’t qualify for every survey you click on. Rather, be prepared to be successful with 10 to 20% of the surveys you take.
Looking at the surveys, the pay seemed to be okay, about average in what I have compared. They seemed to work with a lot of survey companies, so you could stay busy if you were going to use them.
If you were to take the surveys, you would probably make an average of $0.50 to $2 for every 10 minutes you invest. Even if you qualified for all of them, it would be tough to earn more than $10 in an hour. This can be said with most surveys, however.
Playing Games for Cash
Another way to make money with NeoBux is via the games section.
For every game you play for at least two minutes, you will earn $0.001. Yes, that’s $0.001. At two minutes per play, that’s only $0.03 per hour. What do you think of that?
You can only play up to 100 sessions per 24 hours, but you can continue to play; however, you won’t see a credit.
Again, these rates are laughable and I highly recommend you steer clear of the games section, as there’s no money there.
And, lastly, in the coins section, you can earn “coins” when you complete offers.
This is no different than most websites that pay you a certain amount to complete offers. Just follow the prompts and you will then earn the coins specified on the right.
For example, that Nielsen Computer Panel offer will net you 5,600 coins, about $5 in rewards if you were to install an application and keep it for at least seven days.
These offers can be found almost everywhere, so if you do decide to complete one, make sure you compare the big names like Swagbucks to make sure you’re making the most money you can.
How much are the coins worth?
According to the FAQ, it varies.
Depending on how many coins you have and when you wait to redeem them, the value can increase. The higher your balance, the more you can make on cashing out. On average, though, be prepared to make about $1~ for every 1,000 coins give or take.
To cash out, you will need at least $2 in rewards if it’s your first cash out. Anything after, it will increase by $1 until it hits $10. So, after your first cash out, your next cash out will be $3 and so forth. Once you hit $10, it will stop there as your minimum.
This is an odd structure that I haven’t seen before, so I don’t know why they do it, but it’s nice to know the minimum threshold isn’t too high.
As for how you can cash out, the company will only pay via Neteller, Skrill, Airtm or Crypto.
NOTE: They have “payment” plans that allow you to upgrade and potentially earn more. I highly recommend against these as they don’t work to your advantage.
- Extremely low earning potential
- Not much in terms of unique ways to make money
- Rented referral program seems to be a sham
- No mobile app to use
- Very poor reputation online.
- Open to all worldwide
Aside from the okay survey opportunities, you will not get rich with the advertisements nor will you even come close to making money with the videos. Don’t even think about renting referrals, either, as this can only lead to you losing money. While it sounds good in theory, so many people have complained about the process in that they never saw any of their referrals make them a significant amount of money.
And, for that reason, I don’t recommend NeoBux as I don’t see any benefit in doing so. They only work with third-party survey routers and these routers can be found on much more reputable and higher paying websites such as Swagbucks. Plus, you can gain access to many more rewards and a lower minimum payout.
That’s going to do it for now.
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