TimeBucks Review: Is It A Legit Get Paid To Site or A Scam?

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We spend much of our time surfing the Internet browsing videos, uploading pictures, and checking out various websites. We do this for free but there are many websites that will pay you to do so such as the one from TimeBucks. You may have already read other TimeBucks reviews to find everything about what it has to offer. Let's get into all the details, including all the complaints to find out whether you can make any real money.

What is TimeBucks?

TimeBucks.com is a get paid to website that pays users for performing a wide variety of online based tasks. The website was created in 2014 and is owned by LK International Ltd of Al Jazeera Al Hamra. The company's headquarters are located in Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.

How Does TimeBucks Work?

TimeBucks rewards users for completing surveys, watching videos, installing apps, playing games, and more. You can also earn cash by completing interesting tasks such as taking selfies, growing a beard, and drawing photos of other people. The website also rewards users for referrals and offers competitions with daily bonuses. There are several one-time tasks that you can complete right away to start earning cash. These include items such as liking their Facebook page and subscribing to their YouTube channel.

How Do I Start With The TimeBucks?

TimeBucks is free to join. Users can create a new account by visiting the company's website by using their Facebook information or entering an email address and password. You will receive a confirmation mail where you will need to verify your email address in order to receive payments. According to the company's Terms and Conditions, TimeBucks works in all countries where PayPal is accepted and there are no minimum age requirements.

How Much Money Can I Make With TimeBucks?

The amount you are able to earn highly depends on the particular task. They pay anywhere from one penny to $3 depending on the difficulty of the task. Here are some of the various payouts:

  • Polls: $0.01
  • Sharing Content: $0.01
  • Surveys: $1
  • Uploading a Promotional Video: $3

How Do I Get Paid With TimeBucks?

TimeBucks pays out earnings on a weekly basis every Thursday through PayPal or Payza. There is a $10 minimum payment threshold. The amount of money the app pays out is very low. If you are looking to make real money, then you may want check out my Best Work At Home Recommendation.

TimeBucks Hacks or Tips

The best way to earn money using TimeBucks is through its referral program. You will receive a referral link that you can use on social media or email to invite others. The program pays out 5 levels deep, which is more than other similar apps available in the marketplace.

TimeBucks Complaints

If you've read my reviews long enough, you know I can't let you join anything without knowing the bad sides as well. So we've compiled some of the complaints against TimeBucks that you should know before joining this company.

Unavailable Tasks: Depending on your location there may not be any tasks for you to complete. Certain categories remain empty days and weeks at a time according to some users. If there are no tasks, then you are unlikely to get paid much.

Survey Limitations: You have to pre-qualify for a survey in order to be able to take it and get cash. You can spend a lot of time not qualifying. The surveys will give you a penny if you do not qualify but you can spend your time on much better things that will reward you better. Survey disqualifications is really based on supply and demand and just an issue across the survey industry. It's not just isolated to this site.

Don't Quit Your Day Job: You won't be making large amounts of cash. This website pays out pennies for many of the tasks. It's going to take you a long time to even earn anything just to cash out. One user stated it took him 2-3 months just to cash out $20. If you want to make real cash from home, you might want to check out my Best Work At Home Recommendation.

Payment Limitations: The company only pays through PayPal or Payza. There are no other options such as check or direct deposit. If you don't have these accounts, you are screwed on getting paid.

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    TimeBucks Alternatives

    There are several other apps and websites where you can earn cash and gift cards for doing various online activities such as Swagbucks.com and Instagc.com. If you like taking surveys, then you can check out my reviews on sites such as PaidViewPoint. If you are a video fanatic, then you might be interested in reading my AppTrailers Review. You can sell your photos through the Foap Smartphone App or download apps with AppMan. Keep in mind that that these websites typically don't pay out much. However, they can be useful if you are looking to make some spare change while waiting in line at the store or have a few extra minutes to spare.

    So Is TimeBucks A Scam?

    TimeBucks is a legitimate get paid to website that pays users for various online tasks you do now unpaid. However, you aren't going to make any real money. You can earn up to $3 per task as well as referral commissions for inviting others to join. However, there are few available tasks and you have to pre-qualify for surveys which can be a huge waste of time. There is also no mobile app for easier access.

    Now that you have read all the other TimeBucks reviews as well as mine, you should have a complete understanding now of the app and all its offerings. The app won't help you towards building your multiple streams of income.  If you want to make real money from home, then you should definitely check out my  Top Work At Home Recommendation and my Work At Home Courses. If you used TimeBucks before, I would love to hear about your experiences. Please feel free to post your comments below. And if you enjoyed this review, please free to check out my other work at home reviews as well.

    Until next time,

    Eddy with a y

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    Jojo - July 11, 2017 Reply

    I think if you join Timebucks or any similar program then you should do it just for fun, not for the money. I have tried similar programs but did not earn enough to cash out. However I think it can be fun.
    The best way to make money on the internet would be to work for yourself. Create your own business and your own revenue.
    I like your no 1 reccommendation Wealthy Affiliate. I am a member myself and like you I would not hesitate to reccomend it to anyone who would like to make money online.
    Thanks for a good review of Timebucks.

      Eddy Salomon - July 11, 2017 Reply

      Hey JoJo,

      I think you can earn some money. But it’s not a lot. So I agree you shouldn’t go into it thinking it’s going to make you a lot of money. Thanks for chiming in.

    Amit Misal - July 11, 2017 Reply

    Thanks for this review. I found it really helpful.
    After reading your it I have decided to stay away from this program. As you mentioned their payments are too low and the jobs are available less frequently. I don’t have too many friends so there is no point in going on their referral program.

    Mo - July 11, 2017 Reply

    Thanks on the review.

    I have never heard of TimeBucks but was looking (like so many) for other ways to earn revenue online. 

    My favorite thing about the review was that you offered comparable websites that offer similar if not better deals. Thanks, I will look further into all of these!

    Ashley - July 11, 2017 Reply

    Thanks for sharing this review on Timebucks. Although it seems fun and credible. My only problem is, you would have to participate and spend quite a bit of time to make a substantial income. I know pennies add up, but dang! So I would probably have to pass on this because of the pay factor. But Thank you for the review! It was helpful.

      Eddy Salomon - July 11, 2017 Reply

      You’re welcome. I agree the pay isn’t ideal. But different strokes for different folks.

    Paul - July 10, 2017 Reply

    Hi Eddy,
    Supplemental income is a great way to make a better life for yourself if it’s substantial enough to make a difference. The problem is that there are so many programs out there that pay such a small amount that there just isn’t any point.
    I think that if you spend your time, you should be sure that you’re being productive. I’m really glad that you have these reviews to save time for prospective income seekers.

      Eddy Salomon - July 10, 2017 Reply

      Agreed Paul. I’m all about multiple streams of income. But I’m selective about how I spend my time to make that income. It definitely has to be worth it. However we all have different needs and tolerances.

    coughlanmaureen - July 10, 2017 Reply

    Thanks for the review on timebucks.I came across this site recently on the internet but did not know much about it.
    I am happy I came across this article as I think it would be a waste of my time joining after reading your review!

    The money you can earn is very small not worth all the time and effort to perform the tasks!

    Timebucks - July 5, 2017 Reply

    Hi There Eddy with a Y.

    Thanks for the review of Timebucks.

    However there are some misconceptions here that I would like to clear up.

    Simply contacting us prior to posting this and asking us to comment would have been a good way to go, so that you could actively report on the details, as opposed to making assumptions, but anyway, here goes.

    ‘The amount of money the app pays out is very low’ –
    Can you please define what you mean by very low? We never claim to make people ‘Rich’ we pay for tasks that are available on our site. It’s amazing that you say we are very low and then promote your own thing. Wealthy Affiliate is a completely different product offering, you are comparing apples with oranges here.
    Continuing this, what your perception of a good income is weekly/monthly etc… is different to a lot of people. Also, we don’t claim to provide income and replace your job and work 100% online. We promote extra tasks for money here and there to help with things here and there.
    It’s a completely different product/site compared to your offering. But hey, you knew this.

    Unavailable Tasks: Many times there are not any tasks for you to be able to complete.

    Which tasks are you referring to? We have hundreds of tasks. Can you please be more specific so that we can take real action to try and improve this? How can we improve if your statement is so general, broad and nonspecific? It’s like me saying, I went to the shops and they didn’t have anything.

    Survey Limitations: You have to pre-qualify for a survey in order to be able to take it and get cash.
    This is pretty standard for every single survey ever that has been done in the world. Why would a survey company want data that is not relevant?

    One user stated it took him 2-3 months just to cash out $20
    You do realize that we never promote ‘get rich quick’ or quit your job or full time income from home don’t you? You do realize that earnings online from advertisements, surveys etc… are also based on many factors don’t you? You being in internet marketing, should know this very well. However you fail to mention this at all in your review. A survey for say the United States would generally pay more than a survey for Kenya, this is due to demand, income etc… all well-known factors that you just simply fail to mention.

    No Mobile App: There is no actual app for you to download on your smartphone device. You have to go to the company’s website on your browser. This can be a major pain in the butt for users.

    Rightyo, you do realize that apps take time to develop properly and launch. If you would have emailed asking these questions, we would have happily answered, but you just went and assumed that we ‘don’t have an app’. Our site however is fully mobile friendly, and we have an app in development. Maybe we have done a soft launch?

    So then on this, does your product that you promote have an app?

    Payment Limitations: The company only pays through PayPal or Payza. There are no other options such as check or direct deposit. If you don’t have these accounts, you are screwed on getting paid.
    This is ridiculous, you do realize the transaction costs associated with a cheque or international wire? Also, many countries are cash based economies…cheques are outdated, and take a long time to process and cost money…Hence why we use paypal or payza as the transaction costs are low…International wires cost $25 bucks mate…why on earth would we offer that if our minimum payouts are 10USD, and as you so eloquently put it, we offer pennies. Come on man, be realistic.

    However, you aren’t going to make any real money
    Define real money? This is an absurd statement. Other sites pay with gift cards, we pay cash. The fact that we pay real money, totally contradicts this. But you may be saying that ‘real money’ is like $100 USD or more ey? Well, we are a free site, free to join, pays weekly, on real tasks for the long term. No such thing as get rich quick mate.

    So again, thanks for the write up and comparison to a totally different product. Im sure your readers will go through this and from the outset be able to make their own minds up from unbiased comments and statements that are factually incorrect or out of context.
    Thanks again Eddy with a Y.
    Oh, I dug this up also on your product that you promote.

    http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/wealthy-affiliate/internet/wealthy-affiliate-a-real-review-of-these-cons-internet-1135252

      Eddy Salomon - July 6, 2017 Reply

      Hey “TimeBucks”,

      First and foremost thanks for chiming in. It’s always great to hear the other side.
      I’ll try to address everything you said here.

      1. Since this is a blog, we allow comments from everyone provided they aren’t being flat out rude or disrespectful. We welcome a dialogue from various people including the site owners. Folks tend to find these reviews on their own and when they do they have the opportunity to air out their points of views via the comments as you’re doing now. When something is wrong, we happily correct it. I don’t personally know you or your name to reach out to you to discuss your company. I still don’t know it at this juncture since you used “TimeBucks” in the name field instead of your real name. I’m sure it’s for the SEO or branding perspective. But I would have figured you would want to use your real name so that people know the owner has chimed in, since you feel so strongly about this review. But your comment is live and this gives you the forum to clarify anything which you have and I appreciate it.

      2. Yes what is considered “Real money” is subjective. And no I never claimed that your site claimed you could get rich. But the reality is the tasks don’t really pay that well from my perspective which is what this review is written from. That’s what I mean about “Real” money. Maybe the pay is considered great in countries outside the U.S. or places where your cost of living is very low. But If you factor in the time spent on certain tasks and the amounts paid for them in many cases it’s below minimum wage. That said, you’re getting paid for things that you’re already doing for free so there is merit in that. But if someone was looking to this as a way to make part-time or full time income consistently (not get rich) then it’s going to be very difficult especially without referrals. But if you’re just using this as a way to squirrel away a little money for the holidays or some other events months down the line, then it’s fine for that. Most users won’t really care about the business aspect of why the pay is low. Yes as a marketer I understand why, but most people looking at these sites don’t care why. They just see they’re aren’t being paid anywhere near what they want or need. So they should be aware of that so they don’t mistakenly join this with the misconception it can meet their needs regardless of what your business reason is for paying them so low.

      2. In terms of the tasks, I could have phrased that better. But apparently the number of tasks available will vary greatly depending on your location. For instance there was a complaint from someone in India that claimed there were no tasks available to them. You or someone on your team responded the following here: “I am the Co-Founder of TimeBucks.

      Unfortunately at this point in time there are not many offers for India, there are mostly offers for USA, UK, Canada & Australia. However we are trying our best to add as many offers for India as we can. The slideshows don’t pay much, but it was either get rid of them completely, or have them anyway. Believe it or not, a lot of users still do them at that rate because they are entertaining at the same time.”

      So if that’s changed, then I’ll be happy to update that. But this is sort of like the “Real money” and survey argument. Depending on where you live, demographics, supply and demand, the number of tasks and options available will be limited.

      3.I totally agree with your about the survey qualifications. That’s just a crappy part of the survey industry and not just specific to your website. It’s just based on supply and demand, demographics, etc which a lot of users don’t understand nor care about. They just want to be able to make money consistently taking surveys. So from a business standpoint, I get it. But to the common user, it’s frustrating and a complaint. Again it’s not just isolated to your site. That’s any survey site or reward site that offers them as options.

      4. In terms of the limited payment options, again you’re arguing business reasons for things that users will still find annoying. Most could care less about the fees associated with offering other payment methods. I know many users who don’t want to use paypal because of bad experiences. And Payza hasn’t had great feedback either for some people. So yes that is a limitation that some users will find to be an issue. It is what it is. Other companies are able to offer various options like Swagbucks, Instagc.com. So they’ve figured it out. So it’s not impossible. It’s just happens to be a limitation for your company because of whatever financial reasons. That’s fine but it may not be for some users.

      5. In terms of Wealthy Affiliate, yes it’s a totally different business model. And yes the goal is to give people other options that they may want to consider in addition to time bucks or instead of it if the complaints listed don’t work for people. I never claimed it was a one to one comparison. I listed it as another option that has worked for me and may be something folks may want to consider as well as an alternative. I also mentioned swagbucks which is a closer comparison to your site. Either way I wanted folks to know they have options.

      Now in terms of WA, is it perfect? Nope it’s not. I wrote a review about it here that list some of the complaints. So even with them I list the issues there as well.

      At the end of the day, I’m not bashing your site. I actually said it was a legitimate site that can pay for you things you already do for free. But I’m not going to paint it as perfect because it’s not like many of the companies I’ve reviewed on this site. It has good and bad points. Justifying the bad points because of the sites business reasons isn’t a reason to ignore them. Because the users considering this site won’t really care about those reasons for the most part. They want to make money and that’s pretty much their focus. I acknowledged they can do that on your site but it’s not going to be a lot. Or it can take a very long time if there aren’t enough tasks or they don’t fit demographic profiles that are dictated by supply and demand. That’s just the reality of this business model which your site uses. It’s not a condemnation. But people will find some of that a deal breaker. While some will be fine with it. The people that are fine with it will still want to join your site. The folks that are looking for a different type of income won’t join and it’s probably for the best on both sides.

      In either case, I appreciate you clarifying certain things. I’ve updated my review based on some of the information you have provided. This is exactly the reason we allow comments so we can allow different mature voices to chime in even if it’s to disagree or correct us. I thank you for not resorting to name calling or just being childish otherwise I would have just ignored and deleted the comment. But you made some good arguments and it was great discussing them. Thanks again!

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