CashCrate

cashcrate

This could arguably be one of the most famous GPT (“Get Paid To”)  sites out there. I think the only one that would be any real competition would be SwagBucks (Post pending).

Like so many GPT sites, you can earn money on CashCrate by taking part in daily research surveys, doing your shopping online, referring other members to their program, and trying products from a wide variety of different companies.

Here’s what I really like:

  • They are legit. CashCrate has been around since 2006. I just rest a little easier knowing that they’ve been around a decade. They also have something like 2 million members. That’s 2,000,000!
  • Forums. You can talk to other CashCrate users about their experience and get tips and feedback. I think that’s a cool feature.
  • Referral bonus. The site claims that some users are making over $1,000 a month by referring people. They’ve structured this almost like an MLM. You get 20% of your referrals make and 10% of what your referrals’ referrals make.
  • Free. Ahhhh, I love that word! CashCrate costs nothing to join.

Here’s what I don’t like so much:

  • Misleading. The name evokes images of boxes full of moolah. I guess if you really tried you could possibly earn near $1,000 (or so the site claims), but even though they are called CashCrate, for most of us this isn’t going to be a cash cow.
  • Consistency. If you aren’t consistent, you really won’t earn much. But hey, you won’t really succeed at anything if you don’t learn to be consistent, right?
  • Payouts. I don’t really like the pay out method. It’s only once a month. And if you don’t make the minimum $20, you have to wait another month.
  • For US residents only. Although on the site it does say that other countries can participate it warns, “Members from the United States and other English speaking countries will have the most offers available to them, but members from other countries are welcome too.”

I think so far, I’m most excited about this program. It’s a simple relatively brainless way to make a little bit of extra cash each month.

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