If you have looked into making some extra money online the easy way, you have probably heard of Neobux. But is Neobux a scam or legit?
Let me reveal right away that it is not a scam, but that does not mean it is the right site for you to join to earn extra money – because it might very well not be.
In this 2018 Neobux review, I will give you all the details about what the site has to offer, how Neobux works, what you have to be aware of, what the money earning opportunities are, and much more. So if you want to know, if it is a site worth spending your time on or not, keep reading.
What is Neobux and what does the site offer?
Neobux has existed since 2008. From what I have been able to find out, the company behind it is based in Portugal and called NeoDev Lda. There is however not much more information to be found about the company behind. But Neobux has been around for a while and has many members.
It is a GPT (get-paid-to) site that offer several ways to earn. Below, I will go over the different earning opportunities you have. In general, Neobux is pretty confusing and not very user-friendly in my opinion, so it can be difficult to figure out what the opportunities are when you first join, so I will do my best to explain it so it is clear what it offers.
Neobux has paid surveys, but not for everyone. If there will be any available depends on where you live, but in general it does not offer a huge amount of surveys compared to other similar sites.
It can be a way to earn a bit extra, but surveys is not what Neobux is known for, and more an extra thing.
Clicking ads, or PTC (paid-to-click) as it is often called, is one of the things Neobux is famous for. There are quite a lot of ads you can click every day. It will not be a way to earn a lot of money, but on average it will only take you around 10 second per ad.
You only get around $0.001 per ad you watch. This can however be higher, if you upgrade your membership. But if you are using the platform anyways, it does not take long to click a few ads, and it will also give you access to certain aspect on Neobux that is only available when you have clicked a certain number of ads – you can e.g. not upgrade your membership until you have clicked 100 ads.
In addition to the cash rewards for clicking the ads, you also get what is called AdPrize chances.
You get 4 AdPrize chances for each paid ad you click, and you have to use them within 240 minutes (4 hours). The AdPrize chances are basically the same as the ads. You click and have to watch an ad for 5-10 seconds. The difference is that you get paid to click the PTC ads, but the AdPrize ads you do not get paid for. Instead, you have a chance to win a prize. You will know right away, if you have won.
It does not say what the prize might be, other than in the FAQ section, if you dig deep, you can see that you can win points. I have not won any myself, so I cannot say exactly how many you could potentially win and how often prizes are won.
Neobux mini jobs is what on most other platforms are called CrowdFlowers jobs as that is the name of the platform these tasks are taken through. Mini jobs does not have very high rewards – at least not in the beginning. But if you continue doing them, you will eventually qualify for higher paying jobs, and then it can bring in some nice extra cash.
Neobux offer a pretty good bonus for doing CrowdFlower tasks, as you get an 18% bonus every time you have earned $1. As mentioned, it can take a while to get to the dollar in the beginning, but it is an earning method worth looking into.
Coins offers are what on many other sites are called paid offers or offer walls. It means that you can find a number of different online offers you can earn by taking. It can be to download apps, extra surveys, sign up for free trials on websites and more.
There can be some pretty good offers once in a while. But be aware that on Neobux you earn coins by taking these offers – not cash. You can exchange these coins into cash (will get into more about that in the payment section a little later) but it makes it a bit confusing to figure out exactly what you get for the offers. Therefore, these offers are better to do on other sites in my opinion.
Yes, you can get paid to play games at Neobux – but not a lot, so do not get too excited. There is actually a really good selection of games you can play. Everything from card games, casino games, arcade games, strategy games and more. So you can definitely find some fun games to play.
But only use them, if it is because you really like playing games anyways and not to earn. To get credits for a game you have to play it at least 2 minutes. For each game session you will get $0.001, and you can get paid for a maximum of 250 game sessions a day. It will however take you longer than 2 minutes as you first how to watch small ads, before you get to the actual game. But even if it was just 2 minutes, and you could do 250 a day, it would only earn you $0.25 and take you more than 8 hours. So as you can see – only do it for fun and not to earn.
Referring people is a way to earn a bit extra by inviting other people to join Neobux and get a small commission every time that person earns (the earnings for the person you invited will not be affected, and the commission is paid by Neobux). This is used by many survey and GPT sites, and is usually very simple. You share a link with people, and if they join through that and start using the platform, then you get a small reward.
However, this is one of the many points where Neobux is complicated and confusing compared to other sites. First of all, there is a limitation in the referrals you can have depending on your membership type. Second, you do not get paid for your referrals click on ads unless you clicked at certain number of ads yourself the last 24 hours (the amount depends on your membership type).
The commission for ad clicks is between $0.005-$0.01 per click from your referrals, 12% of the mini jobs they do, and 20% for coin offers. So you need a lot of active referrals to make any money, and you need to upgrade your membership to be allowed to get this many referrals, as there as mentioned are limits on the amount you can have. How this is calculated is again complicated, and I do not want to give all the examples and rules about that here, but to give you an idea: As a standard member the number of allowed referrals is calculated by days you have been a member-30 divided by 4. That means that if you have been a member for a year (365 days) the calculation will be 365-30 divided by 4 = 84 referrals you can have.
This is a very complicated system compared to any other site I have tested.
Neobux rented referrals:
You also have the option to rent referrals at Neobux, if you do not want to invite people yourself. That means that you in a way can hire people to work for you, and you will get commissions. You only get rented referrals that have clicked at least 11 ads the last 5 days, so you are sure they are still active, but other than that, there is no guarantee how active they will be.
The price for renting a referral again depends on how many you want to rent, but it will be between $0.20-$0.27 per referral for 1 month rental. That means that if a person you rent clicks at least 20 times within 30 days, you will start making a profit. So it can give money, but again you need big numbers for it to really be worth it, but it does have some potential, but also some risks. Be aware that there are limits to how many rented referrals you can have depending on your membership (see chart below).
Neobux membership types – worth paying for an upgrade?
As you can see above, Neobux has quite a lot of different options, and some of them are quite complicated to figure out. One of the aspects that can be further confusing is the different levels of memberships you can have at Neobux. So I will try to make it a bit clearer what the membership levels are about.
Everything you earn on Neobux is affected by the membership level you have. What separates Neobux from many other GPT sites is that they do not only have a free membership, but also memberships you have to pay for. Not necessary something I recommend, and usually I warn people against joining any survey site or GPT site that charges a fee. But Neobux also has a free membership, so you can just stay with that.
There are two main memberships: a standard (free) membership and a golden membership ($90 per year). The difference between the two memberships is mostly what you get for your own ad clicks and for your referrals’ ad clicks. Below you can see the differences in a chart with the numbers.
Once you upgrade to the golden membership you have the option to buy additional golden packs that will give you more advantages (and cost you more money), so in reality there are more than just two memberships. What the differences between these packages are is too much to explain in writing, so I will just below show you the chart from Neobux’ website that shows the differences.
As you can see the membership levels are a bit complicated. One thing you definitely have to consider before spending any money on upgrading is what your plan with Neobux is. To make it worth it, you have to have a lot of referrals, or a lot of rented referrals, and be very active on the platform yourself. So make sure to do the calculations before spending any money. And it can also be a good idea to not invest any money unless you really know what you are doing, but instead earn some money by participating on Neobux, and then use your earnings to upgrade once you have tried the site for a while and know what the potentials (or lack of) are.
How do you get paid?
When you do anything on Neobux, you get paid in cash, coins or points. Clicks on ads, surveys, games, and mini jobs pay in cash. You can get your cash paid out through Skrill, Payza, or Neteller.
The coin offers pay in coins that can be exchanged to cash. You will however not be credited the points until after 60 days. Neobux says this is for security reasons, which in understandable, but it is still a very long wait compared to how quickly you get paid for offers on other GPT sites. Of course Neobux has also not made it simple how you convert coins into cash. The exchange rate depends on the amount of coins you want to exchange, so you will get more out of your coins, if you wait to exchange until you have many of them.
For example, if you exchange 2500 coins (which is the minimum), the exchange rate will be $0.8 per 1000 coins which will give you $2. If you exchange 100,000 coins (which is the maximum), the exchange rate will be $1.7 per 1000 coins so that would give you $170.
Points is what you earn in addition to cash when watching ads (1 point per ad), and what you can win in the AdPrize. The points cannot be exchanged to cash, but can be used for upgrading to golden membership (for 30000 points for 1 year membership), you can use them to extend your rented referrals, or to increase your direct referrals limit (500 points increase the limit by 1 referral).
How much money can you make?
It is extremely hard to say how much you can earn on Neobux. If you are not careful and do not do your calculations carefully, it can end up costing you a lot of money, if you go for the upgrades without having a good plan.
I would say that Neobux definitely has potential, but it is made in a very confusing way, so if you are not careful, it will cost you more than you make. If you just want to make some nice extra money on the side without all the complications and rules, then there are many better GPT and survey sites to join that are a lot more simple and easy to use, and that do not have any paid membership upgrades you have to use yo increase your chances of earning.
Can you use a Neobux money adder or cheat bot?
As one of the core services of Neobux is PTC ads, many people are wondering if there is a way to find a money adder or a bot that can do all the clicking. I can understand that the idea is appealing, but it is not something worth spending your time looking for.
Neobux know that they have a business model that is tempting for people to try to cheat, and they are of course doing what they can to stop it and are using anti-cheat systems. They warn users about cheating on the website, and say that if they find out you are trying to cheat, you will get kicked out, banned and lose any earnings you have. So it is not something I recommend doing.
Can you use it on mobile?
I personally think it is great when GPT or survey sites have an app or a mobile friendly site so that it is easy to take surveys etc. on the go.
Neobux can be used on you mobile phone, but it is not very mobile friendly. Everything is very small and you have to zoom in and out a lot to navigate. So it is definitely not ideal to use on the go, but it can be done with a little patience.
Who can join?
Probably the best thing about Neobux is that anyone can join no matter where you live. What opportunities you will have can however vary depending on the country you live in. In many countries you will not find a lot of surveys, and there are also some limitations to the coin offers.
But you can use the PTC ads and the games no matter where you are from. As mentioned, this will not make you a lot of money unless you refer a lot of people, but if you are planning to do this, it is nice to know that you can refer people from all over the world.
Can you get support?
If you should have any problems with your account, you can contact the Neobux support by submitting a support ticket once you are logged in.
A faster way might be to use the forum. Neobux has its own forum, where there is also support. It actually has forums in many languages, which is pretty cool in my opinion.
Final thoughts – worth it or not?
As you can see from this review, Neobux has quite a lot of different opportunities and it is not a scam site. But I am however not impressed with the opportunities it offers. Let’s sum up the pros and cons to get a better overview.
- Anybody can join
- Has several earning opportunities
- Very confusing to use
- It takes investment to have a chance to really earn
- Small rewards for most earning methods
- Not mobile friendly
Overall, Neobux has some potential. But for me the biggest minus is that it is very confusing to use, and the whole system and rules are made so it is difficult to figure out how to use it the best way. I also think it is a huge minus that you have to pay to upgrade to really have chances of earning, and that you more or less need to refer other people if you want a chance to earn.
However, if you have a plan and think it through and calculate the risks, Neobux might be a way to make some nice extra money. But it will not be easy, and it will take some investment. I would suggest not to invest anything until you have made enough on Neobux to use – to invest by upgrading on Neobux right away is in my opinion risky, as the membership upgrades are quite expensive.
If you instead want to use survey and GPT that are easier to use, and where you do not have to worry about paying for an upgrade, then click the link above and check out the sites I have found to be the best.
If you have any comments, questions or have any experiences with Neobux yourself, I would love to hear from you in a comment below.