Hello, welcome to my Joyride app review – a new App I’ve discovered available for both IOS and android users!
In the last couple of years, I’ve been looking into Apps that can help you to potentially win & make money for FREE….
So, what about this…. Is Joyride App Legit? Let’s take a closer look!
Today, I’m going to explain exactly what this App is all about, how you can make money…. and whether I’m going to keep it installed.
Joyride App…. Key info!
- What is it? An App where you can play trivia games an win real cash, participate in challenges/contests and make money creating games.
- How much does it cost? Free to join as a basic member, with weekly, monthly, bi-annual and annual plans, details further down.
- How much can you make? Most people may only make pocket money, there is some potential to make much more as a partner/streamer.
- Is it legit? Yes… While I had a couple of issues with this App, I did find it enjoyable and there is some real opportunities to make/win money. More details within this review.
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What Is Joyride App About?
I was a little confused about this App when I first joined, as there are a few different ways to win money.
There are also paid membership options, which I’ll outline a bit further down.
There are a few different ways to make money and also win keys!
What Are Keys?
Keys can give you power ups, gifts and additional chances to play in games.
Keys seem somewhat like an additional currency.
You need some keys to enter certain games and contests.
For example; one contest I entered cost 2 keys to join.
You can use them to enter special shows and they can also give you *special powers,* in shows too!
For example; an extra life.
What Can You Do On Joyride?
- To participate in Trivia shows, with hosts that do live games several times per day.
- Start or join games that people have started themselves. For example; I joined a “gem match,” game – to win one key.
- Create or participate in online contests. Some of these contests have cash prizes, sometimes the reward is a certain number of keys. To enter some of these contests, you will need to pay with keys to enter too.
If you want to create your own contest, you need at least three friends you can invite, in order to get it live.
Some of the I saw people playing included…
- Pac-man tournaments,
- Flappy bird game,
- Trivia questions – (e.g. name it pop tunes).
- Crossy road.
With these contests, you you do it via live stream.
So, you will need to have your face recorded and give permission for the App to connect to your microphone.
If you’re uncomfortable with that, this App is probably not for you!
How Much Can You Win?
Many of the contests have a prize cash pot that is shared amongst the top winners.
So, for example – there may be 3 x $50 wins, 2x $40 wins 2 x $30 wins… and so on.
What I like about this is that some contests have a tonne of winners – even if you only win $10 it’s something.
While there may be several hundred people playing, your odds aren’t that bad at all!
As an example; the Pac-Man contest had 25 winners in total and only 120 entries!
With the hosted quiz shows each day, you can earn $100 – as well as keys.
You can also get friends together and play as a team on the live shows.
I noticed while on the App, a message would sometimes pop up to inform me that the highest paying earner so far that WEEK had won over $500.
Obviously, this is not the norm, because this person was ranked no.1…. But it still gives you some insight into what is possible.
Can You Get Keys For Free?
Some ways you can get keys are…
- Referring friends/family, (one key each),
- Play games! You can win Keys in many games you participate in.
If you want to get more keys, you need to purchase a membership.
Getting Started With Joyride:
You can download this App for free via the App Store and Google Play.
There are some paid features as well, which I will run over in a moment.
Once you’ve downloaded the App, they first ask for your mobile phone number, which you have to confirm with a code they text you.
Then you need to give them your name and your email – but your email is optional!
You’re then taken immediately to a dashboard encouraging you to upgrade.
However, you are able to do a 3 day trial, where you get 14 keys – and this changes to £9.49 per week, (I’m in the UK, so this will vary depending on location).
However, you don’t have to register – so you can just SKIP this section and you can move on and find out more.
Next you do have the chance to link up your friends to the App as well.
Following this, it informed me I could join a game at 7pm to win $100 – you’re then taken into the main dashboard where you can check out games.
How Will You Get Paid?
As a free member, you need to reach a $25 threshold to withdraw, (if you’re a premium member, it reduces to $10).
Once you’ve reached the cash-out threshold, you can withdraw via PayPal.
Unfortunately, you will need a PayPal account in order to get paid right now, so bare that in mind.
It may take 5-7 days before the cash reaches your PayPal account.
What Games/Shows Are Available?
There are TONNES of shows available, with many different themes as well.
You can see a small selection below, you can find a full list on their website.
Quizzo… Much like the HQ Trivia, you need to answer 12 questions correctly in a row. A key can get you an extra life.
Music Mania… Identify songs from just a few seconds! 12 songs to get in total.
Trivia Crush…. Much like Quizzo, but with a bit of a twist. You need to answer 9 qualifying questions super quick & use keys to freeze your score. You can’t use keys in the last 3 questions of the elimination round.
Film Frenzy… 12 films, 12 mini clips! You can use one key as an extra life.
There are many more and a schedule of all the shows on the home screen of the App, so you can see what is available.
You can also turn on notifications, so that you can be told when games are going to start.
As previously mentioned, You also have the opportunity to make shows & games yourself, as a creator.
However, you will need to add three friends into your show, in order for the game to go live.
I also noticed that you can give the creator/host of a game virtual gifts – have a look below….
So, you see you can gift them many keys – such as 50 keys on their birthday – or 10 keys if you just want to show some love.
I’m starting to see how easy it actually is to spend those keys, if you’re a premium member.
Obviously, the more keys you have, the more opportunity to win money.
So, if you can be given keys for free as a creator, (as gifts) this could be a good way to accumulate keys.
If you create shows, you can also gradually build up to become a streamer or partner and make more money, (I explain this further down).
There are also paid membership options at Joyride.
How much they cost depends on where you are in the World.
In the US, you can choose between weekly/monthly/bi-annual & annual plans.
- $6.99 Per week.
- $19.99 Per month.
- $59.99 Per six months.
- $89.99 Per Year.
They say it’s also the same equivalent amount in your own currency, whatever it may be!
Although, (unless they’ve changed the pricing) this is not the case in the UK at all.
In the UK the pricing is actually a lot higher.
So, in the UK – you can…
- Pay annually for £118.88 and get 720 keys. (this would be over $152 in US… not $89.99!).
- Pay monthly and get 60 keys for £27.49 per month.
- Get a free three day trial and get 14 keys + pay £9.49 per week.
The prices may be subject to change, I recommend you simply download the App for free to check out your own pricing plan available.
What Do Other People Say About Joyride?
Joyride App has some mixed feedback online right now.
There aren’t many reviews on the App store yet, (only 19) with an average of 3.4 stars.
I could only visibly see one review, from someone who thought the app was great, but too difficult to get keys for free.
On Google Play, there have been some more negative reviews of late, with well over 2,500 reviews and an average of 3.7 stars.
Some of the things people have said are…
- That the schedules have changed – less official hosted games and cash prizes.
- No UK only shows anymore.
- Hard to win cash now unless you host your own games, (which you may struggle with if camera shy).
- Some glitches and bugs.
On the other hand, many reviewers have claimed that they have made money pretty easily, once they have got the hang of the games.
Many people have said they find it very enjoyable and that there is potential to win money, without being a paying member.
Is Joyride App Legit? Will I Keep Joyride Installed?
You know, I actually have enjoyed this App so far.
Some of the games, I really didn’t have a clue how to do on my phone, but imagine it takes a bit of getting used to.
I have also had a few glitches.
When it keeps asking me to upgrade – I can’t get off of that screen! I have to actually go to the checkout page & then exit.
The App has also just randomly closed a bunch of times.
BUT!!!!….. Out of a lot of Apps I’ve tried recently, I can see some earning potential with this App.
I can ESPECIALLY see potential if you’re someone who would like to set up your own contests and games.
There is also even more opportunity if you join Joyride as a Streamer or Partner.
You become a Streamer when….
- You have a 4+ star rating.
- Hosted 5+ shows.
- Have 100+ friends.
Your perks are….
- 5X the prize if you win the show,
- Cash for every key spent on gifts in your show,
You become a Joyride partner when….
- You’ve maintained a 4.5+ star rating,
- Hosted 100+ shows,
- Gainer 1000+ friends.
As a partner you can…
- Get 5X the prize if you win your own show!
- Earn cash for the keys users spend in your show… including ones spent on… bonus rounds, lives/power-ups, gifts!
The Partner level is the highest level you can reach.
Ultimately… I am giving this App the thumbs up for now, because I think it has some potential.
While I’m not going to opt into a paid membership for now, I am going to keep my free membership and see how it goes.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments!
Beyond Apps Online – Making More Money!
Apps are fun and there is potential with apps like this, to make more than just pocket change.
But with most Apps, pocket change is really all you’re ever going to get!
That’s why, several years back, I started to work hard to figure out other ways to make money online.
As I write this, I still make the most today from affiliate marketing/paid advertising… which I wouldn’t be able to do without a WEBSITE!
I started learning for free there. ^^^
That concludes my Joyride App review today! Let me know what you think, if you get to try it out.