- Jun 14, 2018
Ever heard the idiom “busy as a bee?” Bees are definitely busy all the time, and they always have something to show for it - be it honey, a hive, or attacking a threatening presence as an army. In fact, they’re so diligent that they will sting anyone who tries to get in the way of their busy-ness!
Hopefully, when you and I take on a job for extra income, it will be all about sweet productiveness, with none of the stinging regrets often associated with scam GPT sites.
Today I’m going to take a closer look at Streetbees, a newish GPT site that has an interesting homepage (an aerial view of what looks to be a busy Asian street filled with piles of fruit, vendors, and customers). The site itself is a virtual beehive of activity and information, talking about connecting with real people for real-time insights, with real-time opinion polls and even live retail intelligence - all laid out there on the homepage! But unlike the regular honey-producing bee, you get paid for tasks on Streetbees (and hopefully paid well, not just in honey or pollen).
Sounds like a legit site, or something that’s potentially scammy? Let’s investigate, shall we?
First things first - what is Streetbees?
Streetbees deal with real-time data from people in 87 countries. Under “What We Do” they highlight three main points: real people, real lives, in real time. They believe in “truly representative, unbiased results” for their global platform. Maybe that’s why the home page banner shows a bird’s eye view of a busy commercial street. They want to underline the “real people on the ground” thrust of their market research via geolocation technology and Artificial Intelligence.
There is a Streetbees app available for download on Google Play and the App Store, and this IMHO is the best way for you to start making some extra cash. Tasks include answering surveys and also performing several small, very doable activities.
How long has it been around?
Established in 2015 in London, Streetbees doesn’t have the pedigree of other paid survey and GPT sites yet, but it already has a reputation for cashing out fast, and with no minimum threshold for cash-outs.
Does it pay well?
Forum members who have registered at Streetbees were able to present many proofs of payment, with the average earning at around a dollar per 5-minute survey. That’s higher than the average payout for a completed survey, and done in a much shorter time, to boot. The unfortunate thing is, survey notifications only come once or twice a week (depending on your geographic location and demographic).
Payment is made via PayPal, within 24 hours after tasks are completed and verified by the site. This is perhaps what makes it so attractive to those seeking a little extra cash, fast.
Is registration free?
Registration is free to anyone around the world who is of legal age to enter into a contract involved with personal data processing (those under age 18 need to present parental consent during registration). Make sure to register with the same email address as your PayPal one for easier payouts.
How do I start earning extra income from Streetbees?
After registering, you can start completing stories by submitting pictures or videos or completing multiple-question surveys. This will give Streetbees’ partner sites an idea of consumer behavior and habits, which they will compensate you for. The tasks themselves have on-screen instructions so they’re pretty easy to accomplish. Prior to completing stories, however, there are a few basic questions you must first answer to determine eligibility to take part in it.
There are short video-taking and picture-taking tasks, which can be unnervingly simple but extremely useful to their market research. Some users have reported being asked to record themselves while cleaning their kitchen, preparing lunch, while shopping for groceries or even browsing through channels to watch on TV. At any rate, it sounds like anything anyone on Instagram, Facebook, or Snapchat would do anyway, so it’s good that a site is willing to pay you to do these normal things, right?
Then there are the surveys, which are pretty straightforward tasks. You answer questions to gauge your preferences and consumer habits, so they’re generally about everyday stuff and nothing too intimidating. Each story comes with a reward, which can be a PayPal (or other eligible payout platforms in your location) payment, a gift voucher, or an entry into a prize draw.
You can also earn via a referral system called the Streetbees Ambassador, where you basically help expand the site’s coverage in your country. Every referral that completes a story earns you around a dollar.
Is Streetbees legit? Yes, it is! Users love the no-minimum cashout and same-day payment policy, and that most surveys take only around five minutes to accomplish. But is it a perfect GPT site? Nope, not by a long shot. Common complaints include not having enough surveys to earn more than just a couple of dollars a month - which, to be honest, is what other people on other paid survey sites complain a lot about too, anyway.
So for me, Streetbees is good for some extra pocket money or to start saving up for your holiday shopping, but not really something you can pay bills with. That being said, I like the look and feel of this platform and am hoping that it expands into something more than just a spare-tire GPT site.
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Does getting busy on Streetbees sound like something you’d want to do? Are you currently a member, and would you recommend this site to other members here? Please present proof of payment and feedback below to help us make up our minds about it!