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?