Neobux: the first 30 days of rented referrals

This is the table of my 12 rented referrals on Neobux.

I did not pay a single dollar from my pocket. For now it seems that it’s possible to earn something, but we are far from the earnings I was told. 14 cents a month do not seem enough to justify a daily login and daily clicks. I will give it another month to see if the click average will rise and then I will decide.

Is it worth to recycle a referral on Neobux?

Take for example this Rented Referral on Neobux. It seems the perfect candidate for a “manual recycle”.

I paid 20 cents to rent it for 30 days. He clicked for 2 days and then disappeared. Having enabled AutoPay, I spent 2 * $0.0057 = $0.0114 to extend for two days his rental.

He made me earn 8 clicks, for $ 0.005 = $ 0.04

If I let it expire, it will cost me:

  • $ 0.20 for initial renting
  • $ 0.0114 for extending rental for two days
  • $ 0.02 for return fee

Total: 0.04-0.20-0.0114-0.02 = a $ 0.194 loss.

But maybe, it could “wake up” and start clicking again.

If I manually recycle it, it will cost me:

  • $ 0.20 for initial renting
  • $ 0.0114 for extending rental for two days
  • $ 0.07 for recycle it

At this point I would have paid 24 cents, but with a “new” referral, with 16 days of rental left.

In a perfect world, this new could make 4*0.005*16= $ 0.32 and I will make money. But it’s not a perfect world. From the averages I saw, it’s going to do 1,5*0.005*16=$ 0.12

So by recycling, if I got an “average” replacement, I would end with a 12 cents loss. And of course I could get a “lazy” one that clicks once every three days, with an higher loss!

If, however, I hope in the free replacement after 15 days of inactivity, however, I would find a new one within 10 days deadline, which, with an average of 1.5 clicks per day, I would yield $ 0.075: the end result would be a loss of 12 cents!

So, after all, in my opinion, is not worth to do manual recycles on Neobux, it’s better to let them expire.

 

What about a traditional investment?

Five years ago, a family friend, business owner, wanting to retire, having no sons, asked me to take over his company for 25000 euro.

Taking a look at the account book, the balance was very good, but including taxes, wages of many employees, the fact that I had to give up my job, it was a commitment too big for me.

In addition, at the time I was “full retard” from Forex, and all I thought was “well, if I had this money, I’d invest it with some EA, in a year I would be a millionaire” and “anyway in a few years I will be a millionaire, it’s useless to waste time” .

The years have passed and, because of his health, the company has been resized. Now the production is run by a part time employee. He doesn’t search anymore for new customers, in order to work more slowly and he has sold nearly all the machinery, leaving only one production line. Requiring less space, he stopped to rent his commercial space and moved into a tiny room in his property, saving thousands.

Instead my Forex investment, had a positive but very small return on investment, not the millions I dreamed in the beginning!!!

On Friday he invited me to see how his business works.

Starting from the raw material, the machinery, semi-automatically the product with the customer’s specifications. Customers, who are producers of furnishings, integrate it into their solutions and sell it to the public.

So he has a dozen clients, who make large orders once a month: he doesn’t make thousands of Euros, but also he works a few hours a day, I could easily fulfill orders in my spare time.

In a week his last employee will go away, so he told me this proposal: I would rent his room, including machinery and customer base, with a long-term contract and then manage orders by myself, keeping the earnings.

I am a bit scared of making a long-term contract and also on the bureaucratic side, but it is enticing to me.

What to do?

PTC without investing?

I did some calculations with the paid to click sites that I’m still using: NeoBux, ClixTen and FEClix. In all three cases, with a free account, you need a lot of patience before seeing some money.

Here are the calculations that I made with ClixTen: every day, you can earn a little more than 1 cent.

Rent an affiliate costs 15 cents and, at best, can generate up to 24 cents per month. So, in the best case, we could earn from the rentals (minimum 10), 9 * 10 = 90 cents.

Now, it is almost impossible that all affiliates will connect everyday and will click on all the banners.

If they do half of the clicks, we will have a net gain of 4 cents for each referral. A little bit.

What if we paid $100 upfront, buying the GOLD subscription at $75 per year.

From our clicks we would gain up to 240 cents per month, and from renting we might have a gross profit up to 60 cents per month.

Assuming that the rentals have an average of 2 clicks per day, we would have a net gain of 15 cents.

Investing $25 in 25 / 0.19 = 130 rentals (for Gold members it costs more to rent), we would have a monthly gain of 15 * 130 = $19.5 per month!

So, paying $100 in advance, after a year we would have:

  • $28 from our clicks
  • $234 from affiliates

    Net total, after paying $75 for Gold: $159

    Something completely different!

    I feel that if I don’t want to count pennies, it’s necessary an initial investment …

    However, I don’t like the idea to pay upfront on this kind of websites.

    What do you think?

20 days with PTCs

It’s already been 20 days since my friend convinced me to try to make money with Paid-To-Click sites.

You will notice that for now I made just some pocket change. The real “gain” is done by renting referrals and earn exponentially on their clicks. However, all sites penalize those who don’t log in every day, so you need to click 4-5 times on each site every day, otherwise what your rented referrals made, will not be credited. Also, I set myself a rule to never click on ads that pay less than one-thousandth of a dollar.

Here’s the report:

NeoBux

I did 472 clicks, being paid on average one-thousandth of a dollar per click. Luckily I won $ 1.25 with AdPrize. I then spent 60 cents for renting 3 referrals. Unfortunately, in three days they made only 4 clicks in total, making me earn only 2 cents (if you read those sites that say “with NeoBux you make millions,” I would have to earn at least ten times!). I hope they “wake up” in a few days…

ClixTen

I did 137 clicks, being paid an average of one-thousandth of a dollar and half per click.

FEClix

I did 201 clicks, being paid an average of two-thousandth of a dollar per click. The average is much higher than others because if you sign up via a special link, you have seven days of premium membership as a gift, gaining twice.

Bravolinks

This PTC pays ten times more than the others, but it’s restricted only to people living in Italy.

ScarletClix, GPTPlanet and Grandbux

I closed my accounts because I was paid less than half one-thousandth of a dollar per click. Waste of time. I also opened and closed on the same day an account with Grandbux: only 4 ads pay one-thousandth of a dollar and must leave the browser window active in front for a minute. Moreover referrals are rented in an expensive packs of 100. So it takes 4-5 years of clicks to make some money😂😂😂😂

My first week with PTCs

It has been already one week since I started to try to make money with Paid-To-Click websites. So, it’s time for some reports!

NeoBux:

Neobux Report

In 10 days I made 76 cents. But I won two 25 cents AdPrizes, so I actually made 26 cents, 2.6 cents daily.

ClixTen:

In 8 days I made 10 cents, so it’s 1,25 cents daily.

Then, some days ago I signed up to:

I didn’t fully test those sites, but I saw that ScarletClicks and GPTPlanet are paying less, FEClix looks awesome and Bravolinks pays a lot, but it’s restricted only to Italian IP addresses!

For now it’s early to draw conclusions, so I’ll write the results of my experiment next week.

Manage PTCs with Buxenger

I found a website to manage many PTC websties at a time: Buxenger.

It’s nice, but you have to install a browser extension/plugin (so: for security it’s better to use it on a rarely used browser). All your PTCs are nicely shown, with totals automatically updated (on supported sites).At sign up I was told that I could get two weeks of premium if I signed up to other two sites.

So I signed up to ScarletClicks and GPTPlanet. On those two PTC there are many ads, but pay very little, like a tenth of a penny. I’ll try those for a few weeks, but in my opinion it’s impossible to make money with this (unless I pay for premium).

I’m going to try ClixTen

A couple of days after I signed up to NeoBux, I receive an anonymous message via the contact form: “if you like PTCs, try ClixTen“.

I do not really like PTCs: they pay a pittance and the bulk of the gain is made through affiliates – so I should spam my affiliate link anywhere and convince as many people as possible to sign up for me – I hate this too much.

The thing I like about NeoBux is that, by paying a monthly subscription, you can “rent affiliates”, making the game a bit ‘more fun. I still have not reached the required 60 cents to start, so do not know if it still works or not: I have to see.

However, ClixTen works like this: $0.0025 per click, you can rent an affiliate for $0.15 a month and get $0.002 for each of their clicks, while a click of a direct affiliate makes almost nothing, $ 0.0005.

I liked the idea, and then I joined. Summary of the first day:

There are many ads to see, but almost all pay almost zero, $0.0001! So there are only 4 ads that pay the $0.0025 promised, others are just a waste of time. Without too much work you can do $0.01 a day – it takes 15 days click to pay the rent of an affiliate. Problem: Minimum purchase is 10 affiliates. If you are a cheapskate like me and do not want to pay real money upfront, you need 150 days of clicks ………..

However, with the usual beginner’s luck, I won 0.2 cents on the first try!

For now I’ll try to use it for a month, to see how it goes.

Do you know neobux?

This morning I turn on the phone and I get a message from an old school friend:
Do you know Neobux? I heard about it for several years, it is a site where a few thousandths of a dollar is paid to watch advertising. Not worth it, I always gave up.

But, he says, there are different strategies, and after a year of non-existent profits, we will begin to make substantial gains. Is it true?

Having some free time, I decided to give it a try. I quickly create a dedicated mail to NeoBux (Other times my data was sold to spammers), I used his referral link, and I am registered!
The site is a little confusing. On the top, in a purple, orange and gray squares you see the number of advertisements to be viewed:

After about ten minutes I watched all the 23 ads, gaining 2 cents!

When you finish the ads, if you still have free time, you can look to AdPrize ads, which are “coupons” that you get after seeing regular ads. They expire after 120 minutes, clicks aren’t paid, but you can win some prizes. With beginner’s luck I immediately won 25 cents !!! 🤑🤑

End of day 1: I gained 28 cents! (Without the prize: 3 cents)

For now it’s nothing, I’m curious to get to 60 cents, to “rent 3 referrals” for 30 days and see what happens 😁

Studying supply and demand with Steam trading cards

Playing on Steam (platform where you can buy PC games), you get “trading cards”, which can be exchanged with friends, sell on the market, or forge a complete set in a “medal”.

Everything is technically useless, have a medal or a complete set does not unlock new game levels, is purely aesthetic. That said, there are thousands of players who buy cards on the market to forge medals and thousands are also selling them and then use the profits as a credit on the purchase of other games.

So this market is quite similar to stock trading, we see that there are thousands of sell and buy orders: supply and demand for each card they decide its value.

Every year, during sales, each player gets up to three free cards every day. Those are “temporary” cards, which will automatically disappear at the end of promotion. The high supply (everyone get them free) and low demand (everyone will want to get rid of before the end of the promotion) means that the price collapses a few days after the start. Not right away, because in the beginning there are many who buy them to have a complete set (high demand) and yet not everyone have had them for free (lowest bid)

You can see how the price falls from 12 cents to 6 cents (minus a 2 cents commission)

But this year there’s an interesting twist: from January 2 is no longer possible to earn cards, but you can still swap and combine them until February 2nd; I am curious to see what will happen.

In fact, every time someone forges a medal, 9 cards are destroyed. There are 5 levels of medals, so collectors could destroy up to 45 cards each!

There will be more demand while supply will be zero.

We will see in the coming weeks how this “alternative” market will work 😂

What do you think will happen?