What is Neobux? A Scam, Or Legit?
I decided to sign up myself and see what Neobux has to offer people, in the way of an online income.
I’m not a fan of PTC sites and if you’re part of the general population of people signing up, who are new to making money online, then you won’t make very much money and I will explain why as we go on.
What is Neobux About?
Neobux is a PTC site. That means, you get paid to click on advertisements. You need to run these Ads for 12 seconds before you close them, then you receive a small amount of money.
And by small. I mean small. $0.001 to be exact.
You can also pay to have your own Ads show on Neobux, if you own a business or website that you’d like to promote.
You then have to hope that some of these people may actually be interested in purchasing your product and not just clicking Ads for money.
So, to clarify: Neobux pay you next to nothing for checking Ads or for placing your ads on their site.
You can also earn more money via referring others to the site and gaining a percentage of their earnings.
The concept of this site has very little to do with you making money and everything to do with Neobux getting as many eyeballs on these Ads as possible, clicking away and potentially buying, so that they can make lots of profit.
Is there anything wrong with that?
Well, perhaps not if they were completely transparent.
But I find it dishonest the way Neobux market themselves – like some sort of online income solution for you! A super income generating opportunity.
If you check out their home page, (see photo below) you’ll see a photo of a woman laying down with her laptop, looking very relaxed and happy.
Just relaxing and making money online – It’s so easy! Good right?
Well, it may be possible to generate an income online and laze about working on your laptop…. but you won’t get there by signing up to this site!
The one thing that’s incredibly misleading about a majority of make-money-online programs, is they want you to believe that it is effortless and simple to make money just in your spare time.
They say this because they know that’s what a majority of people want to hear!
They want to be able to come online and with little to no investment and no experience and start making some decent money very quickly.
In this case, they want you to believe there is nothing to lose by joining, because it is free to sign up.
But you’re in, there are multiple membership levels and paid options that could, (and have) left people spending a lot of money for little or no return. (more about that later!)
However, even if you JUST take part in their free sign up, it’s not the case you have nothing to lose. You do have something to lose! You have your TIME to lose.
I’m still alarmed by how many people join these sites and will happily spend hours of their time for free doing these mind numbing tasks for next to nothing.
I thought survey or cash offer sites were bad enough as far as the time spent and money made, (check out swagbucks and cashcrate for the slightly better options!). But when you sign up here, you have to click through ten of these Ads before you’ve even made a single cent!!
Ultimately, if you can spend that long each day dedicated to earning a dollar or two online, you are better off spending sometime educating yourself how to make money online.
How do you make money on Neobux?
Two types of people will use Neobux – those who want to promote their product or site on Neobux and show their ads on there and people who want to make money by clicking ads.
For those who want to make money clicking Ads, there is the regular free membership, which is limited, or various extra paid options – the higher your paid membership level, the higher your potential earning potential.
The real way anyone ever makes money from PTC sites is by having referrals, or “rented” referrals in some cases, do all the work.
I’m not just talking about a few referrals however, you need thousands of referrals to make any reasonable money.
You can get direct referrals from sharing your affiliate link to your friends and family/on you blog or website, OR you can rent referrals!
Now, I’m pretty suspicious of this rental referral thing. You can actually purchase over 1750 referrals per month for 27 cents per referral.
I’m not sure why 1750 is the number they show, (as it seems you can also purchase more than this).
At the lowest level, you can rent up to 250 referrals for 20 cents each.
They claim that these referrals are actually also being paid.
So, according to them they have thousands upon thousands of real people out there that you can hire for 20-27 cents per month to click for you.
The only way that this makes any sense at all is if at least some of these referrals are BOTS. Some people claim that this is not the case- but just look at the numbers!
Every person on NEOBUX can rent over 1750 rented referrals on! There appears to be no limit — ever!
I took a little look online and naturally, it’s a topic that has come up. Apparently one guy claimed to have 30,000 active rented referrals!!
These numbers are ridiculous – never mind the ridiculously low amount that you can apparently rent these referrals for.
I have recently read that some PTC sites have been revealed to be using fraudulent software that uses robots as rented referrals, so it’s certainly possible.
To avoid the potential issues, gaining your own direct referrals is a much better way to go, but gaining enough referrals is practically impossible for most people who have no idea how to do it.
Neobux – The Earning Reality
Now, with so many negative reviews of Neobux already on the web, you’re going to have a real hard time trying to sign people up to it in the first place –
Let alone actually stay on the site and click ads every single day!
Neobux actually has an earnings calculator to work out the sort of income you can generate with this apparently “effortless” money maker.
So, as an example: If you have a standard membership and have 25 referrals that you’ve (somehow) managed to convince to sign up and they click an average of four ads every SINGLE day – you would make 54 cents a day. Yep, that’s it.
You’re not going to get very far with that are you?
And that’s with 25 referrals and all the effort you will have gone to to even get them to sign up in the first place!
A majority of people who sign up to PTC sites last less than one week. So, you wouldn’t just need to get the referrals once, you’d need a never ending new supply coming in.
It’s important to remember that, if you do have any referrals, you need to click 4 ADs yourself each day in order for their clicks to be activated for you.
Complaints against Neobux
The worst complaints seem to come against those members who have invested in an upgraded membership or rental referrals.
People claim that even by making a complaint, you’re thrown off and your account is suspended.
It seems they can throw you out for any reason and keep all your earnings in the process.
Others have claimed that these rented referrals appeared to perform quite well at first and then gradually the clicks slow right down or stop.
The problem with PTC sites is they’re not very good from either an affiliate marketing standpoint, nor the advertiser. It’s a lose/lose situation!
The advertiser needs people to view their Ads that are relevant to them for higher conversions and people who are on a PTC site do not have intentions to buy – they are there to make money, not spend it.
That being said clickers on PTC sites are generally interested in making money online, so if you’re wanting to promote your course/program in the make money niche or build your email list – you may have some success.
Certainly a majority of the Ads you’ll see are for make-money-online products and this makes sense – the only issue is, a majority of people on Neobux want to make money online for free. They don’t want to pay.
The only real way to benefit from NEOBUX in my opinion is to have a system where you can bring in thousands of referrals regularly.
As I stated earlier, one of the best ways of doing that would be to learn about affiliate marketing.
You can learn about how you can generate referrals by signing up to this site – it has a free 10 part starter course too.
For example, you could have a site reviewing PTC sites, I know there are a bunch of those around and I presume they make good money.
Conclusion – Is Neobux A Scam?
In my opinion, Neobux has very little positive aspects to it as a regular person signing up.
Whereas many sites are transparent about the limited earning potential, I feel Neobux will try and squeeze every dime out of you by claiming you can make good money with them if you invest.
Once you find out that getting natural referrals to this program is difficult, you may then feel that going for rented referrals is the way to go…. but I really wouldn’t recommend it.
You could easily waste a tonne of money buying more and more of these referrals and from what I gather, they do not work effectively.
I don’t think Neobux is a scam – but my personal thoughts are, that even if you can make some money, it’s very limited and you certainly shouldn’t invest in any of their higher membership programs – nor the rented
If you’re looking into Neobux to advertise a product in the make money online niche, it could be profitable – but my concern is that if there are thousands of rented bots clicking your ads, that’s going to lead to pretty dire conversions.
What’s more, if the audience are just looking for freebies, this won’t bode for you well either.
(what’s your experience advertising on PTC sites? Have you done well using referrals – I’d love to hear from you!).
If you want to build an income online….
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However you want to make money online, making good money is not going to be an easy, nor quick road. It will take plenty of hard work and time to do well – but it is possible.
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I hope you found this review useful – have you had any experience on Neobux? Leave me a comment below!
All the best…. 🙂