Tik Tube: Why It’s a Scam (my detailed review)

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Tik Tube gives you the idea that by simply watching videos, you could make a ton of money.  Simply put, Tik Tube is an app that will award you with “benefits” for watching videos, but there are certain aspects you should be aware of before diving into it.

Throughout my time making money online, I’ve come across a ton of apps making similar promises, but what usually happens? Almost all of them turn out to be a waste of time.

So the question today is: does Tik Tube waste your time, or does it set itself apart, making it worth your time?

We’re about to find out, as I have used the app to get a clear idea of how it works.  As in all of my reviews, I’m 100% honest, only recommending what I feel is worth your time.

Earning Money Watching Videos

The main way to earn rewards with Tik Tube is through watching videos. As soon as you set up the app and you log in, you’ll have a host of videos at your fingertips. Click on any video that is of interest to you.  You can see what the dashboard as well as what the videos look like below:

To earn rewards, you just have to watch the videos and collect the coins that come your way.

As you’re watching a video, you’ll see your coin stash growing.  As you can see in the photo above, it shows a coin icon on the upper-right corner of your screen. You can tap this icon whenever you feel like collecting the coins you’ve earned from watching the video.

Click on the coin icon, and you’ll be asked whether you want to claim your coins. Hit the “Claim” button, and you’re greeted by a pop-up video ad. To continue, you’ll have to stick out the ad until the end, which usually lasts for about 15 to 30 seconds.

The videos that you watch will be far from entertaining or useful, which makes this so-called opportunity pretty dull, despite how it might sound.  It’s not like you can log into YouTube and start watching your favorite videos to earn.  Instead, these are boring videos, often riddled with ads or lame content.

And, the ads that pop up are generally about other mobile apps selling you on big promises and quick riches.  A lot of these apps that I saw don’t pay you what they claim.  Instead, they are trying to lure you in so that you can make them money by watching their ads.  My advice? Don’t give these ads too much attention. Once you’re done with the ad, the coins you claimed get added to your account.

In the beginning, the app doesn’t hold back when it comes to handing out coins, which does raise a red flag for me right from the beginning.

When I started using the app, it only took me a few minutes to earn enough coins to hit the payout threshold.


Another way to win rewards is through their raffle. While it’s not a sure way to earn, I figured it’s worth mentioning because you may be able to win something.

To land a spot in the raffle, all you’ve got to do is watch a couple of video ads. And, again, these ads tend to be similar to the ones you’ll see while watching videos.  And remember, don’t let these ads distract you, as this is where Tik Tube makes its cut – by having people like you sit through these video ads.  You watch a video, they make money and then pass a portion to you.  99% of these ads are making bogus claims.

Now, you might assume it’s not all that bad, right?  You watch videos/ads and get paid.  What’s hard about that?

Well, it’s not as great as you think.  Even if you think you can watch a ton of ads to reach the payout threshold, you’re going to be disappointed.

I’ll tell you why.

Getting Paid

As I’ve pointed out prior, watching videos on the app will earn you coins, and allegedly, there’s a shot at winning electronic goodies through their raffle.  Will you win?  Who knows, but I won’t waste my time.

But take a look at the image below.

The app sets an insanely high payout threshold!  For example, the lowest threshold is PayPal at $500.  This is the highest threshold I have ever seen.

But remember, as I mentioned earlier, it doesn’t really take a whole lot of time to accumulate enough coins to request a withdrawal. This led me to question if the app truly pays out as promised.

My suspicions were confirmed when I tried to cash out.

Here’s the deal – once you’ve earned enough coins and attempt a withdrawal, you will be hit with an additional condition to meet before you can cash out.

You will be asked to watch 25 video ads within a 24-hour timeframe or pay $0.99 to dodge this requirement and directly withdraw your earnings.  To me, this is a major red flag. From past experiences, whenever apps throw in additional requirements upon withdrawal, I’ve never actually seen the promised amount.

I’ve run into plenty of apps that do this, and trust me when I say that NONE have ever paid up. So why would this app be any different?

Resist the urge to pay that $0.99 fee and please don’t watch the 25 videos, as you’re only making the app money.  It may seem appealing ,considering you’d be receiving $500 in return, but they’ll simply drop another requirement for withdrawal on you.  It will continue and they will laugh as you add money to their account, not yours.

Eventually, you’ll find yourself not receiving any of your earnings. So if you’re looking for platforms with guaranteed earnings, I suggest you explore the best sites that pay via PayPal instead.  There are a lot of them, but you just have to know where to look.

Final Thoughts

0/10In the end, there are a TON of red flags.  The payout threshold is high, you need to go through hoops if you do try to cash out and the app is in “beta” mode, which doesn’t allow people to comment.

While the app has more than 1,000,000+ downloads, it’s not a legitimate opportunity.  You will waste your time and only make them money.  So, please, while it may be tempting, skip out!

That’s going to do it for now.

As always, if you want to comment on your experience, you’re more than welcome to do so below.

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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.

1 comment

  • It’s a scam! You will never be able to get anything! It’s a waste of time, so don’t bother playing. There’s zero chance!