- Apr 16, 2018
I’ll admit it: I’m a survey site snob. The survey site/GPT (“get paid to…”) industry has been rapidly expanding during the last few years. I know this based on the number of survey sites that have been popping up. But quantity doesn’t always mean quality. Trust me, there are a lot of crappy survey sites out there.
As for me, I only choose to work with the ones I think are legit. And why shouldn’t I? Time is valuable.
Since I like to use different survey sites at once, I’m always on the lookout for new sites I haven’t used before. While looking for sites that looked legit, I came across TimeBucks. My first impression of the site was pretty good, so I decided to give it a try.
Did the overall experience match my good first impression? Are they a legit survey site? Find out in this detailed review!
TimeBucks is a company based in the United Arab Emirates. The site was launched in 2014, which gives it a bit of cred in the industry. Most scam sites simply don’t hang around long after pulling their scams.
Their website is, to put it simply, excellent. It won’t win any design awards, but it’s clean, professional, and easy to navigate. Most importantly, they have a pretty thorough FAQ section which covers just about every aspect of TimeBucks, from the tasks you’ll be doing, to the payout methods. This is a top-notch website.
Like most survey sites, TimeBucks awards you points for completing simple tasks such as taking surveys, watching videos and installing apps. They also have other unique methods, which we’ll be discussing in the following section.
How to Earn on TimeBucks
TimeBucks has all the traditional tasks we’ve come to expect from survey sites: complete surveys, watch videos, download and install apps on your device, and play games.
In addition to those, it also has a few more fun tasks for you to try, including growing a beard (No-Shave November, here I come!), taking selfies, and making drawings of people. I’m looking forward to the beard-growing task, but I’m also an avid sketcher. I never thought I’d be earning using my artistic skills on a survey site, but here we are.
You can also earn bonus points by doing individual tasks like subscribing to their YouTube page, liking their Facebook page
Maintaining a sizeable user base is important to the overall health of a survey site. That’s why TimeBucks likes to incentivize referrals. Every time you successfully refer someone to the site, you will earn a percentage of their site earnings for life (up to five levels deep!).
Here are some average rates:
Sharing Content: $0.01
As with other survey sites, your earning potential will depend on factors such as location (some surveys may be applicable to certain areas only), and the time you put in. I can’t stress the last item enough. Just because this is an “easy” way to make money doesn’t mean you don’t have to make time for it. In fact, you get paid by quantity. So be prepared to put the time in.
The website claims people can claim $50 on their first day (mostly due to all those one-time tasks) and about $10 to $20 on a regular day. It was a little difficult to hit those amounts, because I didn’t always have surveys to take. So set your expectations accordingly.
Payments are sent either through PayPal or Payza and are made every Thursday (cut-off is every Wednesday 12 am, New York Time). Take note that there’s a $10 minimum for payouts.
They currently pay in cash only, but I don’t consider that a negative. Real money is always the best way to get paid!
How to Start
It’s super-simple. You create a TimeBucks account, either by creating a new profile or signing in using your Facebook profile. There is no minimum age requirement, and the site works in countries where PayPal is used.
They won’t charge you an upfront fee, which is a good sign of their legitimacy. In my experience, scam survey sites will try to charge you a fee first, or even ask for your credit card info (big red flag).
How to Maximize Your Earnings
I recommend you finish the easiest offers first. It may be tempting to go for the top-dollar ones first, but you’ll actually earn more in an hour if you did many small tasks, instead of a few big ones.
I also recommend you make the most of the referral program. There were times I actually made more money from referrals than actually completing tasks! You will need to have lots of referrals because there may be times you when won’t have any tasks to complete (see below). Having a deep line of referrals will ensure that you keep earning during these “lean” periods.
Just one: sometimes, surveys and tasks are not available, due to my location. While the site has a global scope, I wonder if most of their clients are from the Middle East. That probably explains why I didn’t qualify for tasks and surveys. It can sometimes be disappointing to be available online, but not have anything to do.
The Verdict: Legit or Scam?
TimeBucks is absolutely legit! The company is very professional, and their site has all the info you’ll need out in the open. They’ve got some fun, unique tasks for you to take, and the payout rate per task is pretty good.
The only downside is that you won’t always qualify for those tasks. I suggest you keep checking the site often to get up-to-date info on any tasks you could take.
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This review is based on my own experiences using TimeBucks. Now it’s your turn to share. Have you tried out the site? What tasks did you do, and how much have you earned?
Let’s hear your stories!