There is no shortage of ways to make money online. I read up on all those methods, but I needed one that fit my schedule and situation. I had to find something that could earn me money fast, and without much set-up. The Earn That Buck community was pretty awesome at sharing suitable info and tips. A few members recommended that I try survey sites.
I looked into survey sites, and SquishyCash was really appealing to me. See, I was a contractual employee of a major supermarket chain, and my contract had just ended. I had another contract coming, but that one would start in two months. So I had a couple of months without income.
I needed to make money, but I needed a method that would fit in those two months. Starting an online selling business was out of the question, because I could spend half that time just setting it up. Same goes for starting a monetized blog or YouTube channel.
With a survey site like SquishyCash, you won’t have to invest anything more than time spent answering surveys. They also provide other tasks for you to do, such as watching videos and downloading apps. In return for your time and effort, you get paid in cash.
Earning through SquishyCash was definitely something I could do during those two months. So I gave it a try, and am now writing this review to help you decide whether you would also want to try SquishyCash.
The site has a quirky name, but the company is serious business. It’s been around since 2007, and has over 160,000 members. They’ve distributed over $300,000 in cash payments. It’s not the highest amount I’ve seen, but it ain’t peanuts, either. I appreciate the site disclosing these figures, because most scam sites will withhold as much information as they can. When a site is forthcoming about their info, there’s a big chance they’re legit.
SquishyCash is a survey site, which means it rewards members for doing a variety of tasks (not just taking surveys, although surveys are one of the biggest money-earners for members, hence the term “survey site”).
On SquishyCash, the tasks you will do include taking surveys, trying out new products, taking offers, signing up for free websites, shopping online and referring friends. SquishyCash tasks pay primarily in cash, but you also get bonus chips, which you can then use in the SquishySlots for a chance to win prizes.
The bonus chips are nice, but I preferred cash, because cash is what I set out to earn!
How to Earn
Let’s discuss the SquishyCash tasks in greater detail. Completing each task will earn cash and a few chips.
SquishyCash adds new surveys on a daily basis, which is a pretty big deal. A common complaint about other survey sites is that they don’t always have an updated list of surveys. At SquishyCash, surveys are constantly being added.
This task requires you to sign-up for free trials, such as app subscriptions. Most trials will require a credit card. I also recommend you unsubscribe before the free trial period ends, or else you might get charged when the regular period kicks-in. The average payout for this task is $5.
The site has hundreds of partner shops online, including, Apple, Barns & Noble, Walmart, and more. When you shop at one of these stores, SquishyCash will give you a cash payout equivalent to a percentage of cost of the item.
Radio Loyalty is the site’s own radio station. Simply listening to the station will boost your earnings. I liked this method because it’s passive. You simply leave the station on, and start earning!
There are almost 300 free offers for you to try on SquishyCash, although most of these are for US residents only. These offers can include:
- Becoming a member of a particular website
- Downloading apps or browser plug-ins
- Filling out forms and providing your real info
In addition to the above tasks, the Offer Walls provide other earning opportunities. The wall us updated frequently, so keep hitting that refresh button. These tasks payout in chips. If you prefer prizes to cash, this is the method for you.
SquishyCash Referral Program
In addition to doing tasks, you can also earn by recruiting friends. You make 25% of your friend’s earnings, 2% of second- and third-level referrals, and 1% of fourth- and fifth-level referrals. Note that this doesn’t include earnings from surveys and contests.
You can also earn 5% of advertising purchases made by direct referrals, 2% for second level, and 1% for first level.
As if that wasn’t enough, you can also earn $1 for each active referral you bring onboard!
I actually earned a good deal of money referring friends over, and it’s good to know that they’re also earning.
Cashing Out and Payment Options
SquishyCash pays mainly in cash, which sent via PayPal, cheque, or direct deposit. Minimum cash-out amount is $15.00. Money is sent a day after you make your request. I’ve never had a problem with my payment processing. They’re pretty and reliable!
Tasks also give you chips, which you can trade for prizes, or use to enter contests. I used the chips I earned, but didn’t put too much thought into them. I was focused on earning cash.
SquishyCash: The Pros
Incredible customer service. Full disclosure: that is based on comments I’ve found online, and not first-hand information. That’s because I’ve never had to contact their customer service… and that’s a good thing.
SquishyCash has lots of promos for you to try out. That means less idle time and more opportunities for you to earn.
The site also holds contests regularly, which is a great way to boost the morale and loyalty of members. While I haven’t won anything yet, a friend of mine who is also a member of SquishyCash won a Kindle! I was totally psyched for my friend. Here’s hoping I win something soon!
SquishyCash: The Cons
Rules and payout systems can get complicated. This is the downside of having so many ways to earn. But I’m confident that the site is legit. So it’s not like I’m being ripped off or anything.
Free offers are primarily US-based. This is a bit of a let-down. I keep seeing cool offers I’d like to try out, but couldn’t because I’m not US-based.
The Verdict: Legit or Scam?
SquishyCash is legit! I like how the site has so many ways to earn. Of course that means you’ll have to study the rules for each and one of those, but in the end, it’s worth it.
I earned decent money during the two months I tried it. Now that my new contract is almost up, I’m looking forward to trying SquishyCash again!
This review is based on my own experiences using SquishyCash. Now it’s your turn to share! Have you tried SquishyCash? What tasks did you try out, and how were your earnings?
Let’s hear your stories!