Honeygain Review – Should You Join? (Not For Everyone)

Honeygain Rating

Honeygain pays you for sharing your bandwidth and device resources. What makes it attractive is that it offers an effortless way you can earn extra cash. However, it takes some patience to earn.

Using a mobile app to earn extra cash can be a very convenient option. That is especially true if the app offers good earning potential.

One app that promises you to earn without much effort is Honeygain.

But with so many mobile apps offering this opportunity, it can be quite hard to narrow down which ones are good and which ones are bad.

So is Honeygain a scam or one of the legit options that actually will pay you?

This Honeygain review will take a deep look into what it is all about and what it offers.

It will give you insight on how much you can earn as well as other factors that you will need to consider when deciding if it’s a legit app worthy of your time or a scam to stay away from.

What is Honeygain and what does it offer?

Honeygain is a unique app that will reward you money for sharing your unused internet. Yes, you read that right. It’s that simple.

It’s a lot like Bitcoin mining in a sense that you don’t actually have to do anything other than install their program on your device. The only difference is, it requires fewer hardware resources.

Now, in order to fully understand how well you can earn from Honeygain, we have to examine the earning opportunities it offers.

I have made a short video that describes exactly Honeygain works and how you can earn from it. You can also read all the details below the video:

Option 1 – Software/App Installation

As mentioned, earning from Honeygain is pretty simple and effortless. All you have to do is install their app/program on your device.

The program can be used on a Windows or Mac computer while their app can be installed only on an Android device (which I will discuss later).

honeygain app installation
You have to install the software they offer in order to earn rewards.

The program/app will basically make use of your unused bandwidth and share it with their clients for web intelligence and content delivery.

In return, you will receive compensation. The unique thing about Honeygain is, you can install it on up to 6 devices. This is actually the most recommended way to maximize your earnings.

But, of course, not all of us have 6 devices so it is not realistic for all to maximize the earnings like this. But you can also just use it on one or two devices and will then just earn less (more about the earning potential later).

Now, if you are worried that their software is intrusive or is collecting sensitive information, they do guarantee that their software won’t be doing that.

The only information they will be getting from you will be your email address, payment information, device information (like your IP address, operating system version, device model, etc.) and network information.

Apart from that, the only other thing their software will use on your end is a small amount of your bandwidth and device resources.

So, you don’t really have to worry about leaking sensitive information like social security and credit card numbers or any other personal information for that matter.

Option 2 – Referral Program

You can add to your earnings from installing the program by inviting people to join Honeygain as well. Their referral program is actually quite simple.

honeygain referral program
To earn more from Honeygain, you can invite other people to join the platform.

When you invite people to join and they register successfully and install the software, you then stand to earn 10% of their daily earnings. I know it’s not a lot, but if you’ve got plenty of referrals, it can result in a significant amount.

To invite people to join, simply copy your invite link and share it via Twitter or Facebook. You can also just email your invite link.

Option 3 – Honeygain coupon code / joining bonus

Honeygain offers a way for you to kickstart your earnings.

When you join, you can use a Honeygain coupon code and get $5 into your account right away. But to get this bonus, you have to use an invitation link or get a code from someone that is already a member.

I am a member myself and if you want the joining bonus, you can just sign up through the invitation link on this page.

How do you get paid?

With Honeygain, you will get paid in cash. You will be able to withdraw what you’ve earned via PayPal (via Tipalti).

That’s the only payment method they offer. Although there’s a lack of payment options, PayPal is one of the most convenient payment methods around, in my opinion.

honeygain payment
Once you earn $20, you can request payment via PayPal.

As shown in the photo above, you will be able to request payment once you’ve earned $20.

What you need to know about their payment system is, it deals with Megabytes. The way you get paid on this site is by counting the megabytes you’ve shared using the program.

For every MB you provide using their software, you will earn a certain number of credits. To give you perspective, you earn 1 credit for 10MB of traffic that goes through you. So for 10GB, you’ll earn 1USD. That is their conversion rate.

Their high payout threshold, in my opinion, is their most significant drawback.

But then again, you don’t really have to do anything in order to earn. So, I can say that the high payout threshold is balanced out by the effortless way of earning.

However, it will take some patience to reach the payout threshold so do not join if you want to get your earnings out fast.

If you are looking for sites that will allow you to withdraw your earnings significantly faster, I suggest you check out the fastest paying sites instead.

Also, you need to be aware that there are some fees you have to pay when you get a payout. The fees will depend on the country you live in.

If you live in the US, the fees will be $1 + 2% up to USD 21.00. In other countries, the fees will be 1.00 + 2% up to USD 2.00.

These fees are a bit too high, in my opinion. So it is just something you need to be aware of so you will not get disappointed when you get your first payout.

I have also made a video where I cash out so you can see exactly how it works and see Honeygain payment proof.

How much money can you make?

The way their platform works is, the more devices you use, the more money you can earn. So, that goes without saying, in order to make a significant amount of money, you will need to install the software on multiple devices.

So, the earning potential of Honeygain will basically depend on how many devices you can install it on. In order to maximize your earnings, it’s best when a unique IP address has no more than 3 devices connected to it.

They are not limiting the number of devices connected to your account. So, if you want to use 100 devices, you can, but you should connect them to at least 20 different Networks (3 devices each). That’s how their system works.

However, according to their own calculator on the website, even if you share 10 GB of data per day, you stand to earn around $30 per month – and 10 GB per day is A LOT of data you would have to share.

Before calculating if it will even be worth it, you, of course, also need to calculate the cost you have for your internet connection.

If you have unlimited internet, it might be worth it, but if you pay as you go for your internet, it might end up costing you more than you earn depending on your internet plan.

So overall, I am not that impressed with the earning potential of Honeygain.

It can be a way to earn a bit extra passively and that is without a doubt the strength of the platform, but you need to do it with the right expectations and first calculate if it will even be worth it for you.

Can you use it on mobile?

Honeygain is both available for use on computers and mobile devices.

Unfortunately, if you want to install it on a mobile device, you can only do so on an Android device. So, it’s still not available for iOS devices.

honeygain app
You will have to manually install the app by downloading the APK.

Another thing you need to take note of is, you won’t be able to download the app from the regular Android app store Google Play. You will have to download its APK version from Aptoide.

If this is your first time hearing about APKs, it’s basically a manual installation method of installing an app on a mobile device. The good thing is, when you click the download link for the Android installation, you will be provided step-by-step instructions.

All you have to do is follow the instructions and you should be able to install the app just fine. Although, I would say that it would have been better if the app was available for download on Google Play. That would be the most ideal option.

One thing about their mobile app you need to be aware of is, it will use up more of your battery.

While traffic sharing is active, the app uses the device battery. Based on the age of your device, the expected consumption may vary from 5%-8% of battery per day.

Who can join Honeygain?

Honeygain is available globally. They don’t really care where you are from. As long as you have an internet connection, you are good to go.

honeygain registration
All you need to do to register an account is to fill out the sign-up form.

Their registration process is also very simple. Just sign-up through their registration form and confirm your account by clicking the confirmation button in the email that will be sent to you.

You also have to make sure you have a PayPal account before you sign up because that’s the only payment method offered. And to do so, you have to be at least 18 years of age. So, effectively, you need to be at least 18 years of age to join.

Can you get support?

When you log in to their dashboard, you can access their FAQ page and find the answers you are looking for. It does cover most of the common questions you will encounter, which is a good thing.

honeygain contact form
If you need to get in touch with their support team, you will have to use the contact form provided on their site.

But if you can’t find the answers you are looking for, you can use the contact form on their site. Take note, it has to be the one on the site because their app really doesn’t have a contact form you can use.

Just send your inquiries through that form. You can also visit their social media pages to get updates on what’s the latest. They have Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages which are quite active.

Overall, I would say that they do have a pretty decent way of providing support for their members.

Final Verdict

As you can see in this review, Honeygain is a legit data-gathering platform that will pay you for sharing your bandwidth and device resources. It has a couple of attractive qualities and some disadvantages as well.

Let me summarize its pros and cons for you so you can get a better overview of what the site has to offer.



  • Offers a passive way of earning extra cash
  • Payment via PayPal is available
  • Available globally


  • Limited earning opportunities
  • High payout threshold
  • There are fees when you cashout

The main attraction Honeygain offers is the effortless way you can earn extra cash. That is really, in my opinion, the strength of their platform. You can simply set it and forget it. So, it’s really a form of passive income.

However, it can take quite some time to withdraw your earnings since it has a high payout threshold, especially if you only install it on a couple of devices. It can be a decent secondary site to earn from though because it really doesn’t require a lot of effort.

You can just install it on your computer or mobile device and work on other online rewards sites and still earn. But you should really manage your expectations as you will not be able to earn a lot from it.

So if you prefer a more hands-on way of earning extra cash where you can easily earn a lot more, I recommend you check out the top survey sites in your country instead.

The sites on this list all have good earning potential and a pretty low payout threshold. Plus, you will also be able to find a site you can join regardless of where you live.

How to join Honeygain?

It is very easy to join Honeygain, if you want to join. Just click the button below that takes you to the sign up page.

The link is at the same time an invitation link that will give you a $5 joining bonus.

If you have any comments, questions, or have any experiences with Honeygain yourself, I would love to hear from you in a comment below.

8 thoughts on “Honeygain Review – Should You Join? (Not For Everyone)”

    • You can go to their website where they have a calculator that shows how much you can expect to earn. I would suggest using that to get an idea.

  1. Hey Mikael! Awesome article.
    Few questions. I have an unlimited WiFi connection with 5 members in my household. Total, my family has 5 devices(4 mobiles + 1 laptop). Now, how many of these devices having these honeygain APKs/ softwares can be connected to the same WiFi?
    Plus, I don’t understand one thing. Do I have to set a limit for how much bandwidth they can use?

    The WiFi on my mobile is ON 24/7.
    So when exactly will they use my unused data? When I’m not using my phone? Does any of my device have to be in any particular state(maybe at sleep?) in order for them to use our unused data?

    My data usage is around 60GB per week.

    Is it possible to have the same PayPal address for all the allowed devices(ie connected to the same WiFi)?
    Currently, only my mom & I have a PayPal account.
    One more thing, is there any notification button for whenever you post a survey/website review on your website?
    I get the youtube notification but not the one from your blog.

    Only notification I get is regarding that top 30 survey sites for India.

    Thanks for the help & time in advance.

    • One more thing. I didn’t find an option of checking all the recent survey reviews you had posted on this website. Like there would be mention of 5 recent survey reviews on the “Recent Posts” under the “Blog Tab” on your website BUT what if I have to check the ones before that. Let’s say, I want to check the last 10 review posts you had mentioned. I have been busy with other stuff lately & hence I’m not able to see your blog every day. Plus your YouTube notifications have videos on survey reviews you have covered on your website(blog) months ago OR in some cases days.

      It would be nice to see the recent posts(let’s say for the last 2-3 months) I guess that would be useful to many.

      • You are right that it would be useful.

        The reason my YouTube videos sometimes are behind is just that it takes quite a lot of time to both write articles and record and edit videos. So it will often not be at the same time. But when I then record the video, I also always go through the article again and update it if I have discovered anything new since first writing the review.

        But the best way for you to get an overview of, for example, the newest survey reviews is by going to the end of a survey site review and there you can see the categories it belongs to. So if you then click “all survey sites reviews” you will get an overview of the newest of the posts in this category.

        Hope that makes sense and that it helps.

    • Glad you like the article. You can connect more or less as many devices to one account you want to with Honeygain. In fact. they encourage you to connect more devices. So you can just have one account with all the devices connected and then use the same PayPal.

      Once you install the app, it will guide you through exactly how to set it up.

      About getting notifications when I post new articles on my website, you can use an RSS feed subscription extension for your browser. Or you can just come to my website regularly – I post new articles around5 times per week.


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