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How to Make $30 Quickly with Inbox Dollars

by - January 11, 2011 - 9 Comments

There are a number of sites on the web that will pay you to read advertiser’s emails, sign up for offers, and take surveys. I’ve tried about a million of them, but there are only a few of them that I would recommend.

Inbox Dollars is one of those companies and I want to show you how I made $30 in a little over an hour completing offers on their site.

Note: we want to be up front with you on this – Inbox Dollars is a sponsor of The Penny Hoarder. While we genuinely recommend them, we do want you to be aware that they’re a sponsor and are helping to grow The Penny Hoarder as a community.

The way that it works is that advertisers pay InboxDollars.com to promote their site to their members. Inbox Dollars, in turn, offers you a part of their profit in exchange for visiting an advertiser’s website or signing up for their offer. Most of the offers are free and it’s a great way to make some extra pocket change online.

It’s free to join Inbox Dollars and best of all, they give you $5 just for signing up! Inbox Dollars requires that you accumulate $30 in earnings before you can “cash-out” and they pay you by sending a check.

Easy Offers & Tons of Them

One of my favorite parts about Inbox Dollars is that they have a ton of offers to choose from. That makes it really easy to get to $30 quickly.

Some sample offers include one that asks you to sign up for a email newsletter from AMF Bowling. That pays 50 cents and takes about 15 seconds. Another offer asks you to sign up for a free account at Turbotax.com to earn $3.50. These are simple and there are nearly a hundred of them to choose from.

Fastest Way to $30

This is a more advanced method for folks that are familiar with “paid to complete offers” sites. One way to get to $30 in earnings in only a few minutes is by taking advantage of the book club offers.

There are a half a dozen book clubs that are offering $10 if you try out their club. Signing up for a book club does require you to put some money forward which is why I suggest this method for more advanced users.

If you don’t want to continue your membership in the book club, you will need to simply mark “Cancel- Return to Sender” on the outside of your first package and return it to the postman. The book club will give you a full refund and you get to keep your $10 for trying it out.

If you are interested in giving Inbox dollars a try, visit the sign-up page here to get started.

Good Luck Penny Hoarders!

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  • Rachael

    I’ve been working at Inbox Dollars, Send Earnings, Snap Dollars, and a million other types like this for years now…and no matter how many offers (99% of which I’ve seen you have to pay for) I complete or how many paid emails I click, I never quite seem to reach $30. Years, and I’m still not there. And it seems very peculiar to me, because I could’ve sworn I have $3 more on my earnings tab last time I checked. That, and I’ve had numerous other people sign up through me and actually use these sites but I never see my referral bonuses that are promised. I’m sure I’m not the only one who is fed up with systems like this that are just a waste of time and fill you inbox to the brim every day with useless emails. My suggestion to anyone interested in something like this is: go for Swagbucks, you don’t have to bother with clicking emails or completing offers, just search for things like you would with google. Way less of a hassle and you actually get something out of it instead of just empty promises of a reward.

    • The Penny Hoarder

      Hi Rachael,

      I shared your frustration for a long time and I finally changed my approach with sites like that. I stopped with the endless clicking and reading emails, because they only paid me a few cents for my work. It just isn’t worth my time. Instead I focus on finding offers with a high payout so that I can maximize my time. With most paid-to-sign-up sites I try to complete all of my offers the day I signed up and then immediately hit the cashout button. I don’t like letting it sit there for months. I like Swagbucks too and I hope you continue having success with it.

      Thanks for reading!

  • http://writethatstuffdown.blogspot.com Nikki

    I’ve never had any luck with the book club stuff. I always seem to get suckered in to paying for all the books. How do you sign up and cancel the order? The only offers I’ve gotten to go through (and still keep my inbox dollars) are signing up with Netflix, Blockbuster, and a few other similar sites. I’d love to know how to make it to $30 faster!

  • Good

    If you like inboxdollars, give cashcrate a try. I am a new member and already made my payout.

  • Anita Schwartz

    I was disappointed that I reached my $30 cash out and they want to charge me a $3 processing fee. You failed to report this in your blog. Is this a one time fee or re-occurring? its not clear on their FAQs page.

    • Kyle Taylor

      Hey Anita –

      If you wait until you’re at $40, you don’t have to pay the processing fee. That’s what I’ve always done…


  • barry

    opinionoutpost.com thoughts?

  • Jenn Deloach

    I do a paid for surveys site and I make around $150 a month. It won’t make you rich but it covers my electric and water bill lol. It’s the only real way I have found to make money online. Here is the link check it out,


  • Summer

    http://www.inboxdollars.com/?r=ref16785253 Sign Up Under Me And Get A Bonus !(: Just Click On The Link , Or Copy And Paste .

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