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Review: Inbox Dollars
Date of Review: 3/2016
Name: Inbox Dollars
Owners: CotterWeb Enterprises, Inc 1295 Northland Dr Ste 300 Mendota Heights, MN 55120-1380
Cost: Free to Join
Rank: 65 out of 100
Overview: Inbox Dollars
My initial impressions of InboxDollars is that you might be able to earn some dollars here, but it will likely be a slow and somewhat tiresome process.
This site is generally a survey site where you get paid for taking surveys. They don’t pay very much. They ask a lot of personal questions about your household. They offer you opportunities to sign up for credit cards, car insurance, home insurance, medical insurance, prescription drug savings cards, etc.
They do have some sponsors that will pay more for utilizing their product or service. You can see an example of this on the bottom of the screenshot below. As an example, if you get your credit report from “National Credit Report.Com” you can earn $7.00.
For me personally, I am a little turned off by this kind of site. Some people might enjoy it, but I find it to be a little intrusive. I don’t really like to put my personal data out on websites if I can avoid it. And, I prefer not to subject myself to one sales pitch after another. Unfortunately that is what this type of site feels like to me.
If you are already in need of these kinds of services, then you might be able to get some extra value for your purchasing power.
I did join this site quite a few years ago in an attempt to try to make a little extra cash. I suppose because of the way I felt about the tasks and surveys I was not successful. I am sure that there are people that have made some money by using this site. But I don’t think you are going to make a living at it.
As a credit to this site they have been around for a few years, and continue to operate. I have no way to determine how long the average user would continue to use this site, or what the average earnings would be. I would be very interested in the attrition ratio.
They do have a good rating with the Better Business Bureau:
As you can see they have had their share of complaints. 21 in the last 12 months. But, apparently they do address the complaints which is very good to know. In comparison, there are a lot of these types of opportunities that do NOT respond to complaints from the users, so I have to give them a thumbs up for this.
I reviewed a few of the complaints and found that several of them were regarding a lack of anticipated payment regarding a 5% cash back offer for utilizing the website’s Amazon affiliate links. It appears that they were eventually resolved to the satisfaction of the customer in most cases.
Inbox Dollars will give you a $5 “bonus” for signing up, and completing your first list. The first list took me about 45 minutes or so, and by the time I had finished that I had earned $6.96. You have to have at least $30 to get a check or payment from them, so I am figuring that it will take quite a while to make that happen.
Here is a screenshot of my earnings page after about 45 minutes of activity including taking a couple of surveys, watching a couple of videos, and of course my 5 dollar bonus.
Pros and Cons of Inbox Dollars
- I earned “$6.96 within about 45 minutes of joining. You can get your first check when you have earned $30
- Inbox Dollars / CotterWeb Enterprises is an established business
- Inbox Dollars / CotterWeb Enterprises has an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau
- You have to have at least $30.00 in earnings to get a check
- I had an account with this website some time ago, but it expired due to lack of activity. The term Inbox Dollars uses for and aged, unused account is “cleaned.” When I went to sign up to complete this review, I had forgotten my password for the account. As a result I could not log in. Also, I could NOT change my password because I couldn’t log in. After chatting with their support people, I was told that the only solution was to create a new account using a different email account. I did not wish to do this but I had to, to be able to sign in to do this review. I consider this a flaw in their system. Since I still have access to the same email account, I should be able to reset the password, but their system, even with tech support, did NOT allow me to do so.
- With this site I feel like I will be inundated with junk email from the survey partners.
- Relatively small earnings potential
- No Residual, or passive income potential
Who is Inbox Dollars For?
Anyone interested in spending their time taking surveys or completing paid trial offers will have a great time with Inbox Dollars. They do have a ton of content, and some of the users I have talked to report never being bored because of the variety. If you have the time and patience with the relatively low paying offers, you can put a few bucks in your pocket.
Inbox Dollars Tools and Training
Every day when you log in to Inbox Dollars you will be given a list of tasks to accomplish. This is the direction they want you to go to earn your daily revenue. As it is a directed path, it will be helpful to some users. You can go out on your own and explore all their offers if you like, and since the daily list won’t take you very long, you will probably be doing that pretty quickly.
As far as I can tell, there is NO training on this site. There really is nothing to learn here that I can see. Just complete the surveys, watch the videos, play the games and enjoy the commercials. Try as many of the offers as you can. Basically the site is training you to be a consumer of the products and services of the affiliated businesses.
Inbox Dollars Support
Screenshot of the main support page
The support section of Inbox Dollars is broken up into the groups you see above. Clicking on any of these buttons when you are on their site will give you a text FAQ for that topic. They also have a live chat support that they say is available 24 hours a day. I have used the live chat support as mentioned above in this review. The help there was a little slow to respond, and asked me to repeat information that I had to put in to open the chat, but they were friendly enough.
I do have to mention that my particular issue, a “cleaned” account, could NOT be corrected even with the help of their tech support, and I had to create a new account in order to use the service.
Inbox Dollars Price
Two Membership Levels are offered, Both are free. Here is a screenshot to explain:
All you have to do to become a “Gold Member” is to have your first payment processed. This might point to my earlier question about the attrition ratio. To offer a reward for having made it through your first payment from the site, might indicate that most don’t make it that far. I have to confess that so far, I have not.
My Final Opinion of Inbox Dollars
Inbox Dollars is great place to go if you are seeking to earn a little bit of income from your spare time that you have for searching on the web, filling out surveys or taking advantage of offers from their associated vendors. It is a way to trade your time for a small paycheck if you are willing to fill the requirements.
It is NOT in my opinion a way to start a successful online business, market your product, or, create a long term income. Personally I would rather spend my time online building a business that will provide security for my family. Something that works even when I’m not working.
Inbox Dollars at a Glance…
Name: Inbox Dollars
Owners: CotterWeb Enterprises, Inc.
Overall Rank: 65 out of 100
I hope you have enjoyed my review of Inbox Dollars.
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