The beautiful thing about beer money, ahem, err, micro money is that you have 100% control over:
1. When to do it
2. Where to do it
3. And even if you want to do it in the first place.
Now I know what you’re thinking.
“Nate, I have bills to pay, mouths to feed! I can’t possibly do that with such measly wages”
I mean c’mon cause let’s face it, earning a few cents here and there just doesn’t cut it in trying to earn a living.
You’d be surprised to hear that there are people using micro earning (beer money) alone to make thousands of dollars each month. It is entirely possible to use a large enough combination of micro jobs to actually pay your bills and not have to go to one of those “jobs”.
Now of course to reach that level of income with these sites, it does take a lot of time, patience, and persistence. I don’t want to say it’s a lot of “work”, of course. It’s not, I mean all your doing is mindless little tasks
And maybe you are working a “mindless job” already and getting paid more than what these micro job sites offer. But what you don’t have at that day job is freedom.
You can’t even pick when you want to piss and there’s no nap time goddamnit. You don’t have to wear a lame ass uniform or three piece suit. You can lie on the couch in your pjs.
Oh and you can multi-task too, like watch Netflix or play RuneScape, like I've been doing for the past 15 years, or Fortnite or whatever WHILE also doing these tasks and earning money, without worrying about your boss looking over your shoulder and telling you to “get back to work.”
You essentially achieve entrepreneurship without going through the hassle of achieving entrepreneurship. You don’t have to run your own business or anything, but you have the *freedom* in doing what you want, when you want.
Me , personally, while I do in fact use micro job sites/apps, it is not the only weapon in my arsenal.
I don’t put my pillows all on one bed.
Micro earning is always a tool in your tool belt that you can choose to use, but you don’t have to.
And you can choose how much you want of make use of that tool.
You can combine these micro earning sites together with affiliate marketing and investing or just use them on their own.
Look, what I’m getting at is: there are MANY ways to earn money online and Micro Earning is one of them.
Now it’s important to note and be aware of the fact that many of these, as a matter of fact very well MOST of these micro earning apps and websites are simply NOT worth your time. We’re talking about pennies to the hour, aka shit!
I mean I’m a cheap bastard and will take whatever chump change I can get, but hey, I have *some* standards. I value my time and effort I put into things.
While Micro Money in general is not going to be a replacement for your income, although it can be if you’re ambitiously lazy enough, stubborn perhaps, it can be worth your time because you’re earning little “bits” that add up in the long run while you would be otherwise not earning anything.
It is my goal to share with you the ones that I think are actually worth your time and my focus is to bring you the ones that are “semi-passive”, mindless enough where you don’t have to dedicate your full attention and brain power to.
Overall, taking advantage of micro-money making will make you realize “Hey wait, I don’t need someone to put a number over my head and tell me how much an hour of my time is worth. I can make money on my own”
What is it?
AdWallet is a nice little “beer money” app where you watch ads and get paid to answer simple questions about the ad you just watched.
We live in a world where there’s a new notification every half a minute. There’s always a new show to watch or a new game to play. We’re looking at pictures, we’re reading messages on the constant.
We’re liking, commenting and sharing emojis. Couples go out to dinner and stare at their phones instead of each other’s eyes. Families talk more to their followers instead of one another.
People are always distracted from the world around them and are in a perpetual state of “moving” from meme to meme, viral video to viral video, buzz article to buzz article.
If they don’t find you attractive, they swipe left. If they don’t find you entertaining or compelling, they scroll past you.
Attention is valuable.
The competition for your attention is growing.
Brands rely on causing controversy, pissing ‘em off or pulling ridiculous stunts all just to get your valuable, valuable attention in this loud world full of distractions we live in.
Instead of trying to pull off the latest version of the Gillette ad controversy or literally painting Nazi signs on the subway like Amazon did to promote a new show “The Man in the High Castle,” companies are taking a less abrasive approach and literally *paying* for your attention.
I mean if you think about it, that’s why all these companies like Google and Facebook are making billions. They don’t sell ads. They sell attention.
Certainly, business purchase ads, but ultimately what are they after? What do they really want? Why purchase an ad in the first place?
Because they want…
They target you based on your interests, demographics, and current life circumstances so that they’re more likely to grab your attention and get you to click their ad, visit their website, make a purchase etc.
The first sale you ever make is whether or not someone is going to pay attention to you.
In real life, when you see someone you’re interested in dating, you’re never gonna make that happen, you’re never gonna get a first kiss or date, unless you first, step one, Get. Their. Attention.
Getting back to this distractive fast paced world we live in, traditional ads just don’t stand a chance against these ones that really ruffle some feathers and get people talking, in terms of attracting attention.
So companies are just straight up paying you to pay attention to them now. You’r e like an attention prostitue lol.
AdWallet’s entire slogan is “Paid Attention”
As mentioned earlier about companies like Google and Facebook making their money off your attention, it’s about time someone gives you a slice of the pie.
All you do is watch ads, give some of your attention, and answer questions about them.
No you’re not “paying” attention. You’re giving it. You’re the one getting paid in return.
How much attention do you have to actually give though?
Not very much, to be honest. or maybe "just enough"
You watch a short ad (usually just a minute or two) and then fill out a quick 3 question multiple choice survey. That’s it.
They’re not asking in-depth detective or Psyche level of attention to detail questions, like those Trvial Pursuit DVD games where they ask arbitrary questions like “how many stripes were there on his shirt in that scene and what color were they”
You don’t have to write an essay either. Just click the bubbles
They ask simple questions too that you can easily answer if you even paid a minuscule amount of attention to it.
Sometimes the answers are so obvious that it’s not even necessary to watch it at all.
But I recommend doing so anyway just so you don’t fail an attention check.
Other times, **you need to have the audio turned ON** because it’ll ask questions about what you heard in the script, not necessarily what you saw on screen.
Although there seems to be NO penalty for answering questions wrong, other than lost time of course --you simply go back, watch the ad again-- I recommend staying accurate anyway.
They may track how often you fail an attention check and give you less ads as a result, but this is just speculation and I haven’t found any documentation confirming this.
(I have to write these reviews while keeping in mind possible updates/fixes they *could* implement later when people start to exploit them too much, because sites like these are *always* changing)
Plus, the questions are always the same, so you *could* memorize the correct ones rather than actually watching it, but I don’t recommend doing that. First of all, this is something likely to change though and they may add a bit of RNG to the question list.
Second, it’s just waaaay easier just to watch the ad once and answer the questions correctly, than to pull this trial and error trick.
You’ll end up having to watch, or wait for the ad again to play again anyway. You can’t skip ahead and have to watch the ad in full. And you have to wait for the ad to play... Every. Single. Time before you get to the question/survey portion of the micro money earning opportunity.
And how much is your attention worth to AdWallet?
The shortest ad I’ve had was 30 seconds, and the longest was around 2 and a half minutes.
The questions themselves take less than a minute. You get paid 50 cents, flat rate per ad. Every ad is worth 50 cents, no matter what length. Plus there’s a bonus for sharing it to social media.
Fake Sharing is Caring
After watching a video, you are given the option to share on social media (only Twitter or Facebook) for an additional $.25
Definitely, do this, well I mean, definitely fake do this. Do this “kind of”.
You’ll have to connect your REAL profile, and I do believe they verify this.
But you don’t wanna be that guy (or gal) that spams all their friends with referral links. Don’t be him/her.
I recommend sharing it on Facebook because you have the option to choose the privacy for each post and select Only Me”. This make sit display only on your page and won’t be visible by anyone else. This way you’re not spamming your friends or followers but still get the share bonus.
Apps like this one can track the fact that you shared, but can’t track WHO you shared with.
Sharing on Twitter is not necessary or recommended.
Right now you can’t customize the privacy of each Tweet and so you’ll end up posting your AdWallet link to everybody you normally share with.
That and you only get .$25 for “sharing to social media”. It doens’t matter which one and that amount cannot double. In other words, you can’t get $.25 for sharing to Facebook AND $.25 for sharing to Twitter. You would get $.25 for sharing to both, so you might as well just pick one.
Anyway, so you get $.50 as the default payment plus the $.25 for quote on quote “sharing”, a total of $.75 per ad
Each ad takes about 1-3 minutes to complete, depending on the length of the video, assuming you actually watch it and don’t pull the trial and error method,
You’re looking at anywhere between $10 and $45 per hour in effective time, which is actually quite remarkable, especially for a money making site of this nature.
There are no extra offers or ways to earn besides watching the ads, which i quite frankly see as a good thing, because a lot of these “offer” sites have basically the same scammy offers that either don’t pay or lock you in a subscription you secretly agreed to sign up for.
It seems there are really two types of Micro Moneymaking sites: those that pay high but don’t have a lot of tasks and those that have a lot of tasks but don’t pay high.
This is one of the prior. Most days your dashboard is a barren land.
This is an app that you use to accrue a bit of extra money, not work full time using. But remember, little bits of savings add up to little bits of success. One step at a time, nice and easy.
Unlike VoxPopMe, which we covered a few weeks ago, where you basically have to grab up your video survey slot within the hour, Ad Wallet they give you a whopping 3 days . That’s plenty of time to procrastinate and do it later.
I’ve also never had the issue of getting the message “Sorry, the quota is full”, even when I waited to the last minute to get it done.
This could change in the future though as more participants are added to the panel, but as the time of writing and from my personal experience, putting off the survey is a total non-issue, as it should be
There is an app, but there is no need to install it.
When you sign up, which you can do on the website, no need to download anything, you’ll be asked to provide a valid phone number.
You’ll have to verify that it’s really your number via text. This may turn some people away. I know
I personally took the risk and used my real number. If that’s not something you’re comfortable with, sharing your cell number with a company, I recommend skipping out on this one then, because you’re going to have to do that. It’s NOT OPTIONAL
You may be able to use a Google phone number or something similar, but some apps restrict you from doing so because they somehow detect it’s not a real number.
Anyway, after you’re verified and all that, they’ll start texting you every time an ad is available for you to watch (and earn) in your account and you can follow the link (within 3 days) to view your ad.
As long as you have some sort of browser on your smart phone, you’ll be able to see the ad.
Sometimes there’s a glitch where the video won’t load properly. Try refreshing or coming back to the link later. You can also try to watch it on a desktop browser, instead of mobile. Copy/paste the link to an e-mail to your self or use PushBullet, Pulse or even Apple messages to easily read your phone’s texts from the computer.
The native app may even load the video when it’s not working in the browser, but it seems to be just as stable as the browser player from my experience and I’m using a One Plus 5T.
In very rare cases, there is an extreme delay between when a video is posted and when you receive a text. Now when i say extreme delay I mean to the point where I ended up *missing* an ad because of the delay time between the ad posting and my text being received.
This may have been a service issue with my phone provider itself and may have nothing to do with the app.
You can decide to check the dashboard manual, but that’s a bit tedious. You won’t miss any ads for sure though.
It’s sort of catch 22.
Personally, I prefer to get a text from an app, instead of having to download something new and check it.
My texting app is one I know I’m going to check *at some point*, instead of installing a brand new app I’ll probably forget about.
And push notifications -- I get so many that I end up hitting “clear all” before I even look at a single one.
Texting is the way to go, but I do hope not too many companies start doing this because then my inbox will be too cluttered and that would just be a shitty experience.
I do look forward to getting a text from AdWallet though, because it means I’m about to make some easy cash.
I deleted the app and solely rely on the text notifications.
You also have the option upon completion for a survey to “Save” the offer in “My offers” section, if something catches your eye or really entices you to purchase the product later.
I’ve personally never used this function (other than for testing purposes). Ever. It does not reward any sort of bonuses or extra payment for doing so and I haven’t seen any products that offer limited time deals or coupons.
I mean unless you’re really, really attracted to a brand, and want a way to remember it and are too lazy (like me) to write it down,I don’t see any reason in its current state (as of writing) to save ads in the “My Offers” section of Ad Wallet.
Perhaps they will add more deals and make it more of a “coupon clipper” board in the future, but from what I’ve seen so far, the offers are generic “hey check out this brand” type ads, where there’s really no incentive to “save” anything, monetary or otherwise, unless you just personally want to remember the brand name.
Pay out & Payment Proof
$10 minimum to PayPal or direct deposit to your bank account.
Assuming you “share” it on social media, it only takes 14 ads to reach, which isn’t too bad. Though on the grand scheme of things, this takes months due to the lack of frequency, which we’ll get to.
PayPal must be VERIFIED though, which means you must share personal information including your bank account numbers and Social Security number.
They want *real* attention, so they want to verify that you are in fact a *real*
This may raise a few eyebrows, because sharing any sort of information like that with a third part online screams risk of identity theft.
...especially because PayPal has a history of a data breach (source), affecting over 1.6 million customers.
But even Equifax has had a major breach, which they tried to hide.
These companies where it’s literally their entire freaking job, no their entire BUSINESS MODEL to protect data and they FAILED to do that.
But needless to say I don’t trust a new company with my bank info if I can’t even really trust the established ones.
Payout itself is actually pretty quick and happens usually within a few days. Below you'll see AdWallet payment proof.
The biggest downside
...is the lack of frequency of ads. Seriously.
Ads only pop up maybe once a month or every other month. The amount of ads I receive is *very* infrequent and has only seemed to go down over the last couple months.
They do seem to be paying as recent as November 2018.
I haven’t been able to reach the payout threshold of ten bucks since then though, but they are in fact paying and said payment is decent when the tasks are available.
Worth signing up while it lasts. Milk this cow while it’s still alive.
None of these sites last forever and most of them come and go quicker than the latest meme.
Heck, I probably spent more time testing the app and writing this blog than the company will last.
But that’s just the way it goes in this industry.
Hopefully, they do grow and find more advertisers, but I’m not banking on it. Years of beermoney has taught me to never get my hopes up on a site.
Overall, the ads are short and simple and require very little attention, even though that’s what you’re getting paid for. The expiration of 3 days gives you plenty of time to pick up the survey. Getting a text and being able to view the ads in my native smartphone browser is a nice change of pace, instead of having to download a totally new app. While the availability of ads are few and far between, the high payment incentive to watch each ad and mid-low payout threshold makes it totally worth it.
AdWallet gets a ProcrastiN 6/8
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