Cashcrate is website that supposedly pays you to click on ads, read emails, and sign up for trial offers big and small. I have spent some time looking into Cashcrate and experimenting with them myself, and here is what I have learned from personal experience.
- Trial offers that you complete rarely get approved. I completed 20 trial offers and of those 20, only four were approved. Whether it is the fault of Cashcrate, or the company advertising with them, all I know is that the time I spent completing those offers was time very much wasted.
- The money you get from approved offers is almost nothing. The four offers that I mentioned above that were approved were all only worth 25 cents each. So for all the time I spent registering with Cashcrate and completing their offers, I had $1 to show for it.
- The emails get you nothing at all. Cashcrate sends about three emails a day to your inbox. You earn one penny per email you read (and find the link to click on confirming that you read it). I don’t even have to tell you how much of a waste of time that is.
- Cashcrate’s payout minimum is $20. As you can gather from what I have mentioned above, reaching this $20 minimum will take a very, very, very long time. I gave up on trying to reach it after completing a few more offers that never got approved.
While I wouldn’t go as far as to call Cashcrate a scam, I will say that it is an absolutely awful way to try and make money online. Of all the things I have tried online to make money from home, I can say that freelance writing is by far the most profitable for the amount of time invested. One website I write for, Break Studios, pays me $8 per 250-700 word article that I write. On average, it takes me about 20 minutes to write one article. This means that I can make $24 an hour just writing from home! To view my article about Break Studios, click here.
The other website I write for is the one you are on right now: Bukisa. Bukisa let’s you write about whatever you want, and you will receive passive income from your article for the rest of your life based on how many views your articles get. I have quite a large network of writers here on Bukisa, and I do my best to promote and advertise everything they write. To join my Bukisa network, click here.