If you're anything like me you've probably watched quite a few videos online. The content varies from humor, news or even porn. (I'm not judging you. lol) Chances are you've probably also had to endure watching some type of online video advertisements as well, just like the commercials we see on TV. However with the advent of DVR technology such as TIVOs , a lot of us aren't really watching TV commercials anymore. If you're like me you just fast forward right through them.
Well advertisers are losing a lot of money because of this. Boo Hoo for them right? After all what do we care? The networks were the ones making all the money and in return we had to endure having our shows interrupted by ads for medical issues I never even wanted to know existed: Feminine itch, Erectile dysfunction, Hemorrhoids, etc.
Fortunately some of the advertising agencies wised up and decided that it probably makes more "cents" to pay us for viewing commercials that we have actually expressed an interest for. I applaud this type of thinking and this is why we're writing a review on Beezag.com today.
Beezag.com is part of AdGenesis which is basically an advertising network that helps organizations brand their company via video and other content on sites like FOX, My Points, Beezag and Swagbucks. The fact they're behind Swagbucks was very telling to me because as many of you know, SB is a legitimate company that regularly pays it members and I have personally tried and recommend!
It's also been around since Feb 1, 2009. So it's proven and not in BETA like so many nonsensical opportunities out there that end up never amounting to anything.
What is Beezag?
Well in short Beezag is a website where you earn rewards for watching short videos online.
How do you make money?
You sign up for a free Beezag account. Once you've filled out the short form, you're able to login and watch short videos. During these videos you will see 2 numbers that will float around the frame of the video. You will need to remember these numbers. Because at the end of the video will be a 1 second quiz that will ask you for the 2 numbers. You just fill in those two numbers click on the submit button and you'll get credit for watching these videos.
If none of this made sense, just watch their little video here:
Tell me about the videos.
Well from my personal experience with this company, I'm able to get 5-10 videos per day. I login periodically even though they will email you when there are videos. I think the type of videos and number of videos you get is based on your demographics and interest sort of like surveys or focus groups. Although the initial sign up is very quick, be sure to fill in their Tell Us More / My profile section when you login. You don't have to do it all at once but I did just to get it over with and hopefully improve my chances of getting more paid videos.
The videos tend to be very short. I would say they range from 15 to 30 seconds long. They're also very targeted to my interest and the information I've filled out. I've been tempted to try many of the products I've seen and that's exactly what the advertisers are hoping for. It's also why you're offered further incentives such as discounts to make a purchase right after seeing a video. But it's not required! You still get paid anyway. However if one of the products do interest you, you might be able to get it cheaper using the links after the video which is pretty sweet.
How much money can you make?
Well Beezag uses a point system like my favorite survey site MySurvey.com. Don't get your panties all in a bunch! The points are basically cash. At the time of this review 1000 points is equal to $1. The pay per video ranges from 20 points to 90 points. Just in case you can't figure out the math, that's about $ .02 – $ .09 cents per video. (Thanks Christina for helping me fix my math. lol)
Rant: Before you start moaning that's not a lot of money. Let me ask you how much money you've made watching TV commercials or youtube videos over the last couple of years? I dare say that for most of you that would be a fat $0 per video! So in essence you've wasted a lot of time that you can now be compensated for. Let it marinate in your mind before you cry this isn't worth your time or isn't enough money. At the end of the day no, it's not neccessarily rent money but it adds up along with the various other recommended opportunities I've discussed in the past. My philosophy has always been it's better to make some money especially if it's something you already do unpaid than making no money waiting for that big money making opportunity!
In addition to cold hard cash, you are often entered into sweepstakes for events, amazon gift cards, and other cool stuff. I haven't won any of them yet but I'm sure I will since I'm constantly entered when I watch a video.
Like most of my top recommendations this company has a referral program that pays you an Unlimited 10% of whatever your downline earns. This is worth noting because it can end being some nice residual income for a long time to come depending on how many active users you can refer. This is way better than Swagbucks in that respect since Swagbucks caps your income at certain amount per referral. By the way you're not required to refer people to earn money with Beezag. But it definitely helps you earn a lot more money and a lot faster than going it alone. However you can still do fine without any referrals. As a trained affiliate you already know I'm maximizing my profits via their referral program using the techniques I've learned. This is always why I'm always emphasizing why you need to learn these internet marketing skills as well.
When and how are you paid?
Well like so many programs we've recommended in the past, their is a payment threshold that must be reached before you get your cash. In this case the minimum you need to earn is 8000 points aka $8. This may change depending on when you're reading this review. Apparently it was lower back in the day. Sigh.
The payment is made via paypal. It takes about a week after you've requested a payment for it to show up in your paypal account. You can see proof of my own payment with this company here:
By the way you can also use your points to donate to a limited number of charities that Beezag is associated with. I recently donated some money and it felt good.
How do I sign up?
Well if you haven't already clicked on the numerous "hidden" (enter sarcasm here) Beezag links in this article, feel free to click here to sign up for free now!
Is this open to people outside the US?
It appears only USA members can join and earn from this site (according to their terms). Sorry my international brothers and sisters. I don't make the rules, I just report the findings. However check out our international work at home page for options in your area.
Okay let's discuss some of the things I don't like about this opportunity. Don't worry none of these things are really deal breakers in my mind. But it's worth noting so you can make an informed decision. I'll be real some of these are just me being a nitpicker. lol
Why do companies continue to make up these point systems? It seems like an unnecessary layer. If 20 points is equal to .20 cents just call it cents damn it! Points seems to make a lot more sense to me when there are different types of prizes. But if your prizes are limited then dumb down the process. I also feel like it's a way to short change us because they can make it so the points aren't on a 1:1 ratio.
8,000 points aka $8.00 to cash out isn't super high. But I wish it were more like ICS which only has a $2 payment threshold. The sooner people can see money, the more inclined they are to stick with a program and will recommend it to a friend. But from a business point of view it may be more of a pain in the butt financially and time wise to allow for lower payment payout amounts. I don't really know. I just know from a user stand point less is more in this respect.
I find it a bit annoying that it takes a week to process the paypal payments once I requested it. I guess I'm spoiled with companies like ICS which usually have my money to me within 24-48 hours. However a week is still better than waiting a month. But since it's all digital, I just don't really understand the need for the delay.
Pay Per Video:
It would be nice if they have an option that pays you more for watching longer videos or answering a few questions to help advertisers improve their ads. I certainly wouldn't mind spending more time watching a longer video if they compensated accordingly.
I wish there were way more videos per day. For my profile it seems like I only get 5-10 per day. Maybe some of you are getting less or more. But personally I would love to see a lot more. Maybe as they grow their user base this will improve.
So is Beezag.com legit?
Well despite the minor cons I mentioned above, I definitely think Beezag is a legitimate company and opportunity. The fact I've been a member that has been paid seals the deal for me. I also like the fact that they work with other proven companies that I know are legit like Swagbucks and MyPoints.
Obviously this isn't going to be a huge money maker but it's yet another stream of money coming in which falls right in line with my multiple streams of income philosophy. All of this stuff adds up and you can easily have various amounts of money coming in at different times. At the end of the day you're probably watching TV commercials and online videos anyway. So why not get paid for doing it?
Look if you're already making a lot of money with a legitimate work at home job or home based business and not interested in this that's fine. Continue "to do you" boo boo! lol But if you haven't made a dime online yet or you're like me and are addicted to making more easy money, then this may be a good starting point for you. Couple this along with my other recommendations and you'll be happily surprised. It's amazing how someone's attitude and confidence changes in this industry when they've actually made their first cent online legitimately. And I think Beezag is definitely an opportunity that will help you to that end.
Well that's all from me. I would love to hear from people who have tried this or plan to try this. I know some of Facebook fans have already jumped on this and making money. But I would love to hear from more of you regarding Beezag. Share your experiences whether good or bad. Enjoy and Good luck if you decide to give this a shot!