ZoomBucks Review – ZoomBucks is another Get Paid To (GPT) website that allows you to earn money by completing surveys, watching videos and completing offers.
This ZoomBucks review will illustrate the various ways you can earn money with ZoomBucks and whether it is worth your time and effort.
Like many other GPT websites, once you complete a task, ZoomBucks will reward you with points, with the aim being to exchange your accumulated points for a reward of some type like a gift card, or cash.
However, there are some potential issues with some of the tasks you complete that may not be so apparent to you when you first get started.
The offers that you have to complete in order to get the points are usually easy, however, there are a few tasks that you need to be aware of that requires your credit card information in order to complete the task successfully and earn the points.
Stay well away from these tasks as they can be a nightmare to cancel even if you’re credit card is not charged initially.
On the surface these tasks appear to give you a lot of points, which can be a BIG incentive for you to hand over your credit card details, BUT, it’s only when it comes to cancelling the subscription that you could have trouble. Imagine not being able to cancel a subscription and getting billed monthly until you are able to cancel it.
This is not such a big problem for large companies like Netflix etc, but it is definitely something to keep in mind when completing offers.
At the end of the day though, you will always only be earning pennies for the amount of time and effort you spend completing these tasks, that would be better off invested into building your own online business.
What is Zoombucks?
ZoomBucks was launched in 2014 and is a part of The Marketing Group Inc. which is the parent company that owns GrabPoints.
Founded by Michael Nyby and Vikas Tailor, who also owns Earnthatbuck, ZoomBucks has an active growing membership.
Who uses Zoombucks?
Like all GPT websites, ZoomBucks is designed for just about anyone who is looking to make money online by completing small tasks including completing surveys, watching videos and completing offers.
Most GPT websites require members to be over the age of 18 years to participate in their program, however, ZoomBucks only require you to be over the age of 13, which is kind of refreshing.
Having said that, I imagine that there will be some tasks that a 13 year old won’t qualify for, for example offers that require credit card information.
How To Join Zoombucks
It is really easy to sign up to ZoomBucks and registration is free.
You can sign up to ZoomBucks in one of two ways, the first being to provide an email address and password and the second by using Facebook.
If you sign up using an email and password you will be sent a validation email message from ZoomBucks to ensure you own the email address.
Also when you sign up you will be asked to include other details such as your age, location and occupation.
Whilst, this is optional, it allows ZoomBucks to send you offers and surveys that match your particular location in the world as some offers and surveys are only applicable to the United States.
How Does Zoombucks Work?
Like most GPT websites, you simply, have to answer a few questions or click on ads, watch videos or complete offers.
Completing surveys is usually where the most money can be made, because they typically take the longest amount of time to complete. But, it depends on the length of the survey and where you live in the world.
Most big paying surveys come from companies in the United States who are interested in hearing from customers or potential customers of their products, to find out what they can do to improve or entice them into buying more.
You may not qualify for all surveys you take because of where you live in the world, your age, gender, whether you’re a stay at home mom etc. These companies are looking for consumers that are a close match for the products they produce.
Therefore, when embarking on a long survey, you will need to complete a pre-qualifying questionnaire, designed to determine whether you’re a good match.
Unfortunately, some of these questionnaires can take a bit of time to complete before you are actually able to start the survey, which can be a little annoying. You might apply for 10 surveys, that each have pre-qualifying questions only to be selected to take part in one or two.
ZoomBucks allows you to earn money from watching videos, which on the surface sounds like an easy way to earn money, apart from the fact that the videos are really boring.
They have different video channels to choose from, so that might be helpful in finding videos that appeal to your taste.
Often, you will have to watch a video for at least 1 minute in order for you to redeem points, however, in some cases you have to have your video playing on the active window, which means that you may NOT be able to open up several tabs in your browser at once and have the videos playing in the background.
Completing offers is one of the easiest ways to earn points, but there are a few things that you need to be aware of before you complete an offer.
Some offers only require an email address, which is easy enough, but, just make sure you use a throw away email address, and don’t be surprised to get an influx of email messages from a lot of different companies.
You can select the offers that you want to participate in, which include :-
Paid Trial Offers
Where you pay a minimal fee for a trial period after which your credit card will be billed for the regular subscription.
Non-Paid Trial Offers
Where you are not charged for a trial period, but rather you will be billed after a pre-determined amount of time.
They do give you the option of cancelling your subscription in both the Paid and Non-Paid trials, however, there have been instances in the past where people have found it difficult getting in touch with a company to cancel their subscription, which meant that they were billed after the trial period ended.
Earn points by trying various websites. You may have to perform a specific action in addition to visiting the site, such as completing a survey or confirming your email address.
Earn points by trying various appsg. You may have to perform a specific action in addition to visiting the site, such as completing a survey or confirming your email address.
Whenever you make a purchase in one of their partner shops or websites, you can earn points in return.
How Do You Make Money With Zoombucks?
Instead of using money to show what you’ve earned, ZoomBucks uses an internal point system where 1 point is equal to $0.001. So, 1000 points is equivalent to $1 dollar.
Each task that you complete, whether it be watching videos, completing surveys and offers or visiting websites, helps you to earn points.
Each task yields different amounts of points, but it is usually those tasks that require the most amount of time and effort to complete that will earn you the most amount of money.
Therefore, a strategy would be to invest most of your time into those tasks that yield the most returns.
Having said that, some of the smaller tasks are so simple to complete that it would be stupid not to complete them. Some only require entering in your email address. So find a strategy that works for you.
Obviously, the more points you earn the more money you’ll make.
ZoomBucks has a very low threshold of only $3 dollars for withdrawal, which is equivalent to 3000 points.
How Does ZoomBucks Pay?
Once you reach 3000 points you can exchange your points for cash via Paypal or you can choose from a number of different gift cards on the site.
The site will take up to 48 hours to process your payment and you will get the funds transferred into your Paypal account if you opt to redeem your points for cash, or a gift card will be sent to your inbox.
What are people saying about Zoombucks?
ZoomBucks used to be around a long time ago, but shutdown for unknown reasons, and was only recently resurrected once GrabPoints (it’s parent company) was launched in 2014.
While, ZoomBucks has been reopened, there appears to be more people interested in GrabPoints than ZoomBucks. Both websites have identical format, only difference is the design and the various offers and tasks.
What I Like about Zoombucks
- ZoomBucks has a very low threshold of $3 for withdrawal, which means that you can get paid a lot sooner than some other GPT websites like Inboxdollars which has a threshold of $30.
- ZoomBucks gives you a wide range of gift cards to choose from when redeeming your points, including being paid out by cash using Paypal.
- ZoomBucks is free to join.
What I Don’t Like about Zoombucks
- The amount of points you accrue from completing each task is very low. Some tasks are worth 250 points which on the surface looks significant, but unfortunately translates to only $0.25 cents.
- Like all survey websites, some surveys you will qualify for and others you won’t. This can be a little annoying given you will have to spend a lot of time pre-qualifying for surveys instead of using that time to get paid.
- Paid and non-paid offers, while potentially more lucrative than other tasks, can cost you more in the long run. Yes, you can cancel your subscription for trial offers, however some companies make it difficult for you to cancel your subscription which then invariably leads to you being billed.
Do I Recommend Zoombucks?
ZoomBucks is a legit website that you can make money with online, however, it is also time consuming and is not really worth the time and effort for the amount of money you earn.
ZoomBucks is a subsidiary of the same company that also owns Grabpoints, (another GPT) website, and from what I have seen, seems to be a more popular website for make money.
Having said that, they are basically the same as far is their earning potential.
Yes, you can earn money using these kinds of websites, but it is not a long term solution in my opinion.
I feel that your time and effort would be better spent on other money making endeavors that not only pay you in the short term, but continue to pay you whether you work or not.
If you want to earn enough money to quit your full-time job then I recommend you read this review.
As always, if you have had some experience regarding ZoomBucks, good or bad, please feel free to leave a comment in the section below.
Thanks for reading!