- Jun 13, 2018
Whenever I review survey sites, I always give a site props when they include different ways to earn money. Answering surveys is the bare minimum. Granted, there are awesome survey sites that offer just surveys. But the truly great ones have multiple methods. I was looking around for survey sites a while ago that had multiple earning methods and came across Wordlinx.
Wordlinx has been around for a very long time – since 2003, to be exact. I don’t have a complete history of the survey site industry, but I’m willing to be Wordlinx is one of the original players.
Given that, here is my Wordlinx review. I’ll be answering whether Wordlinx is legit or not!
How to Earn on Wordlinx
Membership in Wordlinx is open to anyone ages 15 years old and above. Wordlinx is a GPT (“get paid to…”) site in the classic sense. I say classic because other GPT sites only have reviews. Wordlinx has a full suite of earning methods for you. These methods include micro-tasks which earn you money. These methods include:
Sharing Links - This is the main earning method of Wordlinx. Basically, members are given a list of links from companies, products, or content being promoted by Wordlinx. They use a link shortener to shorten the link then share them all across the internet. When someone clicks the link, the member earns money. Quantity plays a major key in earning here.
Viewing Websites - It’s kind of like the opposite of sharing links. This time, you’re the one that actually visits the sites being promoted by Wordlinx.
Playing Games - You earn whenever you play games for rewards.
Watching Videos - Watch promoted videos, earn cash. The videos vary in length - anywhere from a minute or more, and feature different subject matters such as sports, technology, and entertainment.
Completing Surveys - This is one of the more familiar earning methods to survey site veterans. You earn by completing surveys from companies doing market research.
Taking Offers - You can earn by signing up for free trial offers, such as memberships or subscriptions. But make sure you delete your membership before the trial period ends. Otherwise, the paid subscription might automatically activate.
Shopping Online - You can also earn cashback rewards (rebates, basically) by shopping in partner shops and establishments.
Referring Friends and Family - You can earn up to 50% of your referrals’ own earnings - and the earnings go down a whopping 8 levels! This is huge.
My Hot Take: These earning methods are awesome! And the referral program is pretty ace as well. More earning methods is always a good thing.
Earning Potential on Wordlinx
For surveys, you will earn $0.36 to $5, depending on its length and complexity. For sharing links, your earnings will only be a few cents per click. Overall, you can make about $1 an hour, which is not a good amount.
So this is not a quick money-making method. If you use Wordlinx, look at this as a way to earn pocket money. Also, try to hustle on your referrals. You might actually earn more via referrals than doing tasks here.
My Hot Take: Earning potential is not so awesome. unfortunately. Your earnings will come in drips.
Payout Options on Wordlinx
When you’ve earned a minimum of $10.00 you can use your earning to purchase items or as cash via PayPal. There’s a catch with PayPal, though.
When you request a cash out via PayPal, WordLinx deducts 5% for cash outs under $100 and 2% for cashouts over $100.
My Hot Take: I’m very much anti-PayPal fees. Not because I’m cheap (although I am certainly cheap with other things in life), but because I shouldn’t have to pay it. Most survey sites absorb PayPal fees into their operating budget. This sucks, frankly.
The Verdict: Legit or Scam?
Wordlinx is not a scam. They’ve been paying people since 2003. So they’re definitely legit. But earning money here is so slow, and their payment methods leave much to be desired.
For a site that has been around for so long, I was hoping they’d have their game refined. But I have to give them two thumbs down.
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Now it’s your turn to share! Have you tried Wordlinx? Have you had a better experience using the site?
Let’s hear your stories!