- Jun 13, 2018
I love Spam on my breakfast plate. But spam in my email inbox? Aw, hell no. I can barely tolerate the flood of emails I sometimes get from signing up to various survey or GPT (“Get Paid To…”) sites, since they’re pretty much a necessity for getting notifications about available surveys and offers.
But to willfully let actual spam into my is a bit of a tall order. Which is why I surprised myself when I found myself registering at Inbox 2 Cash. The site pays you to receive and read emails. Basically, you’re paid to consume spam (and not the delicious edible kind) I guess I was just curious if a site that pays you to get spam could be legit.
Well, I gave it a shot, and here’s my Inbox 2 Cash review. Is Inbox 2 Cash legit or are they a scam? Read the rest of this post to find out!
Inbox 2 Cash: First Impressions
My multitude of readers (all five of you!) will know that I really like it when a company goes the extra mile when it comes to creating a clean and professional-looking website. Design isn’t just skin-deep. Good design tells us that a site wants the users to have a great experience.
Dear readers, Inbox 2 Cash isn’t one of those companies.
Sorry, there’s no other way to put it: their website looks terrible. There’s absolutely nothing memorable about it, except how sucky it looks. The design elements, such as the logo, headers, and buttons look like they were made on an ancient version of PowerPoint. The site basically screams “clipart!” And best (or should I say, worst) of all, they use a free website template.
The site does have some statistics, but they aren’t too encouraging. They claim to have 23,545 - a small, but respectable, user base - but they’ve paid out a total of zero dollars. I was thinking there should be a number at the beginning of those zeroes, but nope. Just zeros.
I wasn’t keen on being one of those people who made zero dollars - not when there are so many other good alternatives out there. But I soldiered on, for the sake of this review. It’s like journalism. Sort of.
How to Earn on Inbox 2 Cash
There are three ways to earn on Inbox 2 Cash. They are:
1. Open emails
This is the primary way to earn money on Inbox 2 Cash. As the name implies, the company sends you emails, and you get paid for each one you open. You don’t even have to log in to the site. Just open the emails you receive in your inbox. The site does the tracking.
I’m pretty wary of opening emails from unfamiliar companies, but that’s what I had to do here. For what it’s worth, I started a new email account solely for this purpose.
Why do you get paid to do this? Inbox 2 Cash more or less follows the same business model as survey sites. Advertisers hire Inbox 2 Cash for its user base. But while survey sites try to gather info for market research purposes, Inbox 2 Cash simply wants to get its members to read emails from their advertisers. The advertisers hope that among all the people reading these emails, a few decide to avail of whatever is being advertised.
With survey sites, I felt like I was influencing a company’s decision, in my own small way. On Inbox 2 Cash, there is no feeling of satisfaction.
2. Refer friends
You can earn 30% of your referrals’ earnings. I honestly never tried referring friends - all those zeros in the home page made me hesitate. I tried the site out for myself, but I didn’t want to subject my friends to it.
3. Get a one-time sign-up bonus
When you register, you will receive an email confirmation. When you click the link, you will get a one-time $1 bonus. Yes, I did get my dollar. So for whatever it’s worth, that $0.00 listed on the home page should be $1.00. Woo-hoo!
These three earning methods are pretty basic. I would have wanted to see a few more options, such as multi-tier referral program and additional ways to earn money. But to be fair, Inbox 2 Cash claims that you can level up to a Premium account to earn more. I honestly never made it that far.
I can’t really fault the site for being basic. What matters is if they pay their members. So do they? Read on.
The site claims you will get paid between $0.01 to $0.05 per email you read. I was initially afraid of my inbox getting swarmed with emails, but I didn’t always get a whole lot of messages to read.
So your earning potential depends on whether any advertisers hired Inbox 2 Cash to send out emails at a particular moment.
When you’ve accumulated a total of $5 in earnings, you can request a cash-out. They pay via PayPal and Payza. I read somewhere that they were planning on adding Skrill to their payment methods, but that never happened. In fact, I even wonder if there’s anyone manning this site. Which brings us to…
Inbox 2 Cash: Red Flags
A few other members have been waiting months for their payment, with no feedback or advice from Inbox 2 Cash as to when those funds will arrive. I guess that’s the reason why their home page says they’ve paid zero dollars?
As for me, I’ll be honest… I stepped away and didn’t even bother. I almost hit the $5, but the site stopped sending me emails. Apparently, that is a common MO from this site. They stop sending me emails so they wouldn’t have to pay me when I’ve earned $5. I didn’t bother trying to contact the owner of the company. I think I had learned enough.
The Verdict: Legit or Scam?
Inbox 2 Cash is a scam! They deliberately prevent you from hitting the minimum required to get a payout. On top of that, I’ve heard news about people being stiffed when they do reach the minimum needed. Avoid at all costs!
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This review is based on my own experiences using Inbox 2 Cash Now it’s your turn to share! Have you tried the site? Am I the only one here with a bad experience?
Let’s hear your stories!