Is a Scam?

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Have you ever watched the local news and noticed the polls they take about various subjects? Usually the topic is very serious and depressing. But most of the time we all answer them in our heads. Or some of us may be adventurous and actually visit the news site and take the poll there.

Now imagine if you could get paid for taking polls like that? Well you don't have to imagine anymore! I've discovered a site called that has made this a reality.

A few weeks back I mentioned in a previous post that my buddy big Phil put me on to a new opportunity to make some easy money. I know that's the best type of money for many of you. So I gave it a shot and immediately made money within the first day. Granted it wasn't a lot but it was more than what I use to make with polls which is the mere satisfaction of voicing my opinion. That's cool but money is better.

I basically waited to write a review on it until I cashed out. You know how I do, show and prove. I don't make it a habit of personally recommending things unless I've given it a shot or researched it. Now that I have worked with the company for nearly a month. I'm ready to share it with you. So let's get in to it.

What is Instant Cash Sweepstakes (ICS)?

It's basically a marketing research company that pays you for taking silly and serious polls created by people like you and market research companies. If you've ever taken legitimate surveys like the ones at then you're familiar with the concept. Although with ICS the polls are very quick. Did I mention this is a FREE opportunity that doesn't cost a dime?

How does it work?

Just visit Instant Cash Sweepstakes about every 3 hours. They will have about 5 polls. Each poll consist of 3 questions. Take the poll and win tickets, coins or my personal favorite real money! Every 24 hours there is a drawing for $50 where everyone's ticket is basically thrown into a virtual pool. ICS then randomly picks a ticket and you win the $50. But let's face it not many of us will win the the $50 drawing. However you will win a few cents nearly once out of the 5 polls you take per visit. I've consistently won small amounts of cash every time I have answered 5 of their polls.

How much money can I make?

If you happen to win the daily drawing, you win $50! But I'll be honest with you. Like any real drawing or lottery the odds are stacked against you even with thousands of tickets. Trust me I know. I've been doing it for a month now and I haven't won the $50 daily drawing even though I have a gang of referrals. But I know that real people are winning the drawing.

However even without winning the big daily $50 drawing you can consistently earn a few cents a day by yourself or dollars like I do when you have referrals. From the various polls I've taken, the cash amounts I have won range from 01. – .08 cents per poll that I actually win.

Attention Negative Minded People!

Let me address some of you that may be sucking your teeth right now or think you're too good to get paid for something that's fun. (Loyal subscribers and my action takers can ignore the following paragraph. I already know you went ahead to sign up and are probably making money as we speak.) In any event, no you're not making lot of money with this opportunity! But it's not a lot of work either. You're literally taking a few minutes out your day to answer fun polls.

At the end of the day you guys know my mantra. Multiple streams of little income are better than NO income. Most of the people looking to make income in this industry are in the bucket with folks that aren't making money online. You can view this opportunity as a waste of time and continue to get more of what you've been getting which may be frustration and no money. Or you can change your perception and start taking advantage of an opportunity that is legitimate, fun, easy and making you money.

Either way the choice is yours. But please don't be one of those people complaining you aren't able to make money online and you need real money. It's a waste of energy because there is no action behind it. It's no wonder the people I know that make real money will take it anywhere it comes and build on it. They're not running around complaining because they're too busy on their grind and turning cents into dollars.

How do they pay & when?

When you've reached the minimum of $2.00 you can request a cash out via paypal. I love this low cash out because you can actually reach it relatively quickly without any referrals. Once you've made the request they cash out whatever you have in your ICS account within 72 hours. But in my experience it was just a few hours after I made the request. So depending how consistent you are with this opportunity you could probably cash out within a few days of joining assuming you're earning enough money or have won the $50 daily prize.

Can I see how this works?

Of course you can. I've created a little video walking you through this whole thing just in case nothing I said in the previous paragraphs is making any sense to you.

As a matter of disclosure the video has been edited a number of times to show different aspects of this opportunity. So you may notice the amounts in my account will vary in different sections of the video. So don't think I'm trying to be slick and Jeidi mind trick you. I'm no George Lucas so my editing reflects this. Just keep that in mind as you watch the video since it was recorded over a couple of days to get the shots I needed to demonstrate how this opportunity works. Now that's out the way, enjoy my little bootleg production below.

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Hope the video makes it a lot clearer for you. If you've seen enough and ready to go, just visit and get your polling on!

Is this open to people outside the U.S.?

No, it's not. Sorry, I don't make the rules. But no worries visit our international work at home page for other opportunities that may be available in your area.


I'm sure you have them. Fortunately for you, nearly every site I recommend has an FAQ or help section that you can go ahead and read. If you can't find the answer there, they usually have a contact us link you can use as well. So visit: and click on the FAQ link on the bottom of the page.

How can I earn more money with

Well aren't we greedy? Here are 6 ways to make more money with ICS.

1. Play Often!

You're allowed to sign in every 3 hours to take polls. So when you do the math that means you should try to login 8 times a day to maximize the amount of money you win in terms of the smaller cash prizes. Trust me I did this for a month and my smaller cents cash winnings happened each of the 8 times I would log in to take polls. The great thing about their site is there is an email reminder feature that you can opt for every time you've completed all the polls in a given session. If you check the send me an email reminder, in 3 hours you'll get a reminder to go back to the site. That has been a great feature because you know how busy you can get during the day working on your various multiple streams of income. Well you should know how that feels if you're following my advice. (wink) By the way, no they don't spam you!

2. Sign Up Bonus

When you initially sign up ICS gives you anywhere from .75 cents to $1.00 just for signing up. But that seems to be totally random. I have reports where folks didn't get this bonus. So I can't guarantee you will. When I signed up I earned $1.00 so maybe I was lucky.

3. Video Polls

After a while of taking polls, you may be invited to a pro user status where you get paid dollars for taking video surveys in addition to the regular polls. I received $1 just for taking a minute video survey explaining why I should be selected for their pro user membership. Then a couple of days later I was invited to take a video survey that discussed what I enjoyed about ICS. I'll be honest with you, I was a bit iffy about the video survey. I'm pretty shy by nature. Don't let the picture of me all over the website, my Facebook fanpage or my past news interview fool you. I really am a hermit at heart. lol So I had to eat my bowl of courage to give it a shot. I'm happy I did, because it was fun and easy money. I haven't received another video survey yet. I'm hoping I didn't scare them away. lol

4. Submit Polls

ICS encourages you to submit your own polls. If your poll questions are selected I believe you get 100 tickets to be used in the $50 daily drawings.

5. Converts

As you may have seen in the video listed earlier in this article, ICS allows you to convert your coins into tickets. You can redeem the coins for more tickets which ideally will increase your chance at winning the $50 daily drawing. I've done it a few times but still haven't won the $50 yet. But just because I haven't doesn't mean you'll experience the same bad luck. lol

6. Referrals

Oh you knew that was coming. Yes I'm going to sound like a broken record again. This company like nearly 90% of the legitimate recommendations I have made have a referral/affiliate program where you get paid to share the love about this opportunity. As you may saw in the video above, you basically win whatever your referrals wins which is super generous of ICS because that's rarely the case. Sites like Swagbucks match your referrals winnings but they cap it off after a certain amount. Instant Cash Sweepstakes on the other hand will match your referrals winning full 100% of the times. So as it stands if my referrals win for the rest of their lives I'm winning. If you do a good job, you basically have passive income even when you're not taking the polls. In fact, I'm actually making money right now with this as I'm babbling off about it.

Know why? As soon as I learned about this opportunity from big Phil. I jumped right in. As result I made some cash the first day and then I was hooked. Naturally I wanted to spread the love. So I hopped right onto my Facebook fanpage and told my fans about what I was doing. Within a few hours of that update I had a few people that joined and were already earning me money. I of course earned whatever they earned. I haven't stopped since then. I've obviously added links to my sites and I've told my sister and friends about it. After all, who doesn't want to earn easy money? So my suggestion is to refer people in any way you can. Obviously as a trained affiliate I have an audience of thousands at my disposal. If you can't afford to be trained in this business, then just refer some family and friends. Maybe throw up some flyers with your ICS referral link in it in your area. Any referral you can get will add up and make you some money and more importantly your referral will too! Everyone wins in that respect.


Now that I've sung the praises of this company, it's time to tear it back down to size. I'm just kidding. I don't have a lot of complaints about this company. These are just a few areas of improvements that I see. Hopefully the folks at Instant Cash Sweepstakes see this article. (I'm sure they will because Eddy knows marketing. lol)

In any event, here are the cons or things that should be improved.

1. Have a system like MySurvey or Swagbucks where you can redeem the coins for some various prizes like cash, or stuff. I would be willing to pay an upgrade membership for that.

2. Provide more banners and marketing material so we can refer people. Right now they only provide you with two options: a widget and text link.

3. Improve the poll widget. They give you this cool option where you can place a poll on your site or Facebook page. But it doesn't provide you with a lot of control of the size and look and feel of the pool. You can change the size but it cuts off the poll. So I would like to see a better one.

4. Instead of the $50 daily win, I say get rid of it all together and just pay us more per poll. Right now you may earn a few cents. But if they got rid of the $50 daily prize they may be able to pay us more.

5. Offer other payment options besides Paypal like checks, direct deposit or some of the other online payment processors. Not every country is accepted by Paypal so that eliminates some folks that would be willing to give their opinions as well.

That's all I can think of at the moment.

So is a scam?

Obviously not if you've actually read this review and watched the video above. I think the biggest issue that certain people may have with this opportunity is earning cents rather than something more substantial. But for something as quick and fun as this, i don't really think it's a bad pay off. Ultimately this isn't an opportunity to live off. It's just another weapon in an arsenal of smaller multiple streams of income that I've provided you over the years. Coupled together this stuff adds up as many of you have attested to.

Does this mean you shouldn't pursue higher paying avenues such as traditional work at home jobs or possibly a home business like affiliate marketing? Hell no! Opportunities like this is just a supplement to that stuff. What's great about these type of easy opportunities is that they can be started right away instead of hoping to land a dream job or waiting for your business to take off. Having some money coming in while waiting for those goals to take flight is better than having no money in my humble opinion. But what the hell do I know? I just work at home full time and started making my first dime doing stuff little stuff like this.

You can take my advice with a grain of salt. You can also continue to do whatever you've been doing and getting more of what you've been getting. But based on what my loyal subscribers and Facebook fans have been saying, taking action on this opportunity is a winning move. (Pun intended. lol) So if you're open minded and actually want to start making money online instead of waiting for it, visit today and sign up. It's free and fun!

If you are one of my favorite people, you know the type that takes action instead of complaining, how have you been doing with this opportunity? Chime in and let us know. I'm sure many of you have cashed out and you too probably have some suggestions for improvements or making more money with this opportunity. So feel free to comment below.

122 thoughts on “Is a Scam?”

  1. So this one is actually shut down, correct? I saw the most previous comment but you didn’t have your usual “no longer available” bit, so I wasn’t sure if maybe it came back up. Just wanted to check! Thanks for this site! Very helpful for someone welcoming ANYTHING extra to be able to feed our little family without fear every week!

  2. Hi Eddy, just won the $2 prize for you and I last night. It is not the $50 dollar pot but I am pretty sure it still deserves a small and cheesy victory dance!!

  3. I just won $2! I’m amazed I actually won! It’s not the $50 prize but hey, it’s still $2 (which means I think you won too-it says matching with Eddy)!!! yay!

  4. Wow this is awesome! I just found out about this website today and I’m so going to do this!! I’m a poor college student that needs a little money on the side and this will definitely be for me. Thanks for explaining so well. (:

  5. good morning, i stumbled upon your site and it’s good stuff, and i enjoy your writings. . .with this instantcash sweepstakes, i am concerned as they will load viruses on my laptop. . has this happened?

  6. Thanks much Eddy for this referral to InstantCashSweepstakes.   I joined and earned $0.75 initially by taking the 7 minute tour.   Then completed 5 surveys and earned 406 tickets and 54 coins in 15 minutes total!   And it’s fun!

  7. Nope, Just consistently log in and answer survey questions many times during the day until it tells you to stop and come back. The cash earnings are random. But the more consistent you are in answering the polls until it tells you the time is up, several times a day, the more likely you’ll earn some money.

  8. hi eddy i registered on instant cash sweepstakes and did a lot of polls, I won coins and tickets but no cents…..what is the problem…..they had given me .50 for registering and it hasn’t increased ever since….am I doing sumthing wrong?

  9. I’ve made a bit of money from them and honestly enjoy the site, I even got lucky and managed to win the coin drawings for two dollars twice, though trying to win the fifty dollar drawing is pretty hard.

    • Glad you like the site and are making some money with it. It’s definitely easy and fun. In terms of the $50 drawing, don’t fret. I’ve won it a few times and so have some of my other online buddies. So it is possible. But like any drawing it’s totally random.
      In the mean time continue to enjoy the money you are earning. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Hello! i signed up for ICS and have been taking the polls for a couple days. I still have yet to earn any money for taking them. Is there a reason? Will i ever get cents for taking the polls?

  11. Found your site after stumbling upon one of your YouTube videos. All the information you offer has been so helpful. Thank you! I just signed up with ICS and I love the site. I already have earned .075 and have tons of entries into the 50.00 drawing. I’ll be checking out your Twitter too. I plan on doing exactly what you said….getting multiple streams of small income coming in. To do that, I hope to sign up with several of the sites you suggest here. I’ve signed up with MySurvey but so far most impressed with ICS.  🙂

  12. Donna,

    I can’t say I’m familiar with this part of the process or this issue. Sounds like it may have been a browser or technical issue. It might be worth emailing them about this. I’ve never heard anyone having such an issue. Let me know what happens when you email them.

    Thanks for the continued support and kind words. I’m happy you’re getting value out of the site!

  13. Hi Eddy,
    I’m relatively new to your site.   I’ve subscribed to your newsletter and I’m checking out your various recommendations.   A few minutes ago, I signed up with Instant Cash Sweepstakes through the link on your site.   Everything was going fine until it gave me the option of starting the polls immediately of watching a 7 minute tutorial and getting $1.00 bonus.   I opted for the tutorial, but anything that I checked on the screen, such as NEXT or the questions or even my profile,  a pop-up would appear asking me if I was aborting the tutorial and my shot for $1.00!   I couldn’t get the tutorial to start at all, so I just logged off and started writing you.   Are you familiar with this?   Any suggestions?   By the way,  I find your site extremely informative and your sense of humor and style of writing a pleasure.
    Thank you,

  14. Lakisha,

    You made my friday! Thanks for taking time out your day just to say thank you. Trust me when I say it’s very much appreciated!!! I’m confident as you continue to read my site and take action, you’ll continue to earn bits of cash and eventually some larger amounts of money. You have the right attitude and that’s 80% of the battle. I’m happy you found this site. May you experience the success that you desire and deserve. God bless you and your family!

  15. Hello Eddy, I hope  you’re having a wonderful day and everything is well with you and your family.  I want to let you know I really enjoy reading your website, it’s very helpful and inspiring to me. I’ve been unemployed for several months and struggling to find employment.  It’s a blessing to have a good website to search for legitimate work at home jobs,  especially with the bad  economy (every penny counts).  Thank you so much for caring about other people and their well-beings. May **God** continue to bless you and your family with joy, peace  and prosperity.  
    **Have A Bless Day**

  16. Great Job & Congrats! I agree ICS isn’t really a big money maker. But it is fun and the little you do earn is a nice added bonus. But then you have moments like this when you win Big and it’s really sweet!

    I’ve won the big prize quite a few times which keeps me motivated to keep coming back!

    Congrats again and thanks for sharing!

  17. I had a bit of trouble the first time I registered.. something to do with my browser? Well I re registered today and all is well. I just made 25 cents in just a few minutes! Thanks Eddy

  18. ” So if you’re open minded and actually want to start making money online instead of waiting for it, visit today and sign up. It’s free and fun!”


  19. Hi, Eddy. I just found your site and I’m intrigued by some of the things I’ve read. I’ll have to try some of your programs and see if I can make a buck or two to fund some of my more lucrative low cost programs.

  20. I just registered, received $1.00 for registering and while there I won 577 tickets and 60 coins, then they kicked me off and told me to come back in 3 hours. LOL!

    Yes, it was fun, and I look forward to revisiting the web site again and again. Thanks Eddy.

  21. so heres how i feel about the whole work at home thing. thehy all say its free   but its not really free . as i see it if it were free they would not be asking you to pay for the program software. and i know that the idea of no upfrront costs is a scam. if they really wanted you to work for free they would not ask you to pay for anything whatsoever. .

    • Sharon, It’s obvious you’re a bit jaded and have been scammed like many of us. But don’t let a few bad apples make you ignorant about a whole industry. The very article you’re commenting on which I don’t think you actually read or tried is a free legitimate opportunity that I and many of us have been some money with. There was no financial investment needed. Just learn from your past mistakes. It’s all about doing your research which we’ve made easy with our scam video here:

      Assuming that every work at home opportunity is a scam and not actually doing your research will just give you more of what you’ve continued to get in this industry which I suspect hasn’t been good. Getting informed, finding trustworthy resources (like the one you’re one) and doing your research will get you better results.

      We’ve all been where you are now, but the change has to start in your attitude about this industry. Just giving you some tough love so you can rethink this.

  22. wow!   I signed up for this and earned 50 cents for taking the 7 minute tutorial.   Not only that but it was fun!  

    • It’s a lot of fun to take these polls and the little money adds up. I use it for gas money every month. It’s a great way to kill time as I watch tv.

  23. I would be very careful with ICS, their customer support is horrible..and according to their staff they have been operating at a loss for over 2 years. Who continues to give away a $50 dollar daily prize when they are losing money? I had to spend several weeks in the hospital, and when I returned the earnings were gone from account, they sited some obscure rule buried deep in their terms about 30 days inactivity, but they dont allow you to put your account on “vacation” as many other sites do. They claimed that they do it to “balance their books” so they can pay other members which makes no sense from an accounting standpoint…they are apparently awarding “cash” prizes without the necessary revenue to back it up…it seems the site will not last as it currently exists

    • I have to respectfully disagree. I’ve never had a problem contacting anyone regarding my issues. I experience the same problem though about my account balance being wiped because of lack of activity. I agree it’s buried in the terms of service but who’s fault is it for not reading it. I blamed myself for that. Most of us fail to read the fine print in anything any more and then we’ll be the first ones calling a company a scam because of our own lacking of reading. That being said companies like clixsense are great at sending email notifications reminding people they should log in to stay active. I think that’s a practice all companies should have. I recently lost money with Neobux for lack of activity and they didn’t have a policy of sending reminder emails either. I could have easily bashed them on the web for it but I know it was my own fault. But to each their own.

      The whole claim of profitability just seems like rumors because I’ve always been regualry paid by them and I know buddies that have too. I guess time will tell if this rumor is true or not.

      Either way thanks for chiming in and sharing your experience.

  24. So If I click the link on this page you get the referral right?
    I just want to make sure you do cuz I’ve been checking out you site and signing up for the surveys and all that, and I just want to say i think its really good thing your doin. plus your making money

    • Well thanks for being concerned that I get credit for referring you to this company. As you’ve probably read I am an affiliate marketer so yes most of the links in my articles do support me directly. So thanks for even thinking of that. I appreciate it.

    • I’m
      glad the poster asked the question, too, because although I felt about
      99% sure, based upon past visits here, I prefer to be 100% sure –LOL!


  25. Started this site a few days ago and got a few cents already. I recieved 50 cents upon sign up which I thought was cool. They have already sent me an offer to be a pro member, I think i’ll take it 🙂

  26. Tawanua,
    You go girl! I’m so proud of you. I love to hear about people taking action and succeeding. Your attitude about the little money you have earned is great. Trust me because of it you’ll be making a lot more of it if you continue to take action. Keep at it.

    In terms of clickbank that’s an affiliate network for trained affiliate marketers to find products to promote on their website. It won’t really do much good unless you know what you’re doing as an affiliate marketer which is why I recommend training like WA: but work your way up to that business if you have an interest in it.

    It’s definitely not easy and you probably won’t see results right away. So just keep that in mind. Don’t believe in any hype that claims that it’s super easy or they have a magical system that does all the work for you. It’s a hard business but definitely profitable for the right people who willing to work hard and get the training they need to succeed.

    In any event, thanks for sharing your success with me. You’ve made my day!

  27. I signed up for this (from this site) a long time ago, but didn’t really start messing with it until today. I honestly don’t know why because it’s lots of fun, takes up very little time, and I’ve already got six cents!

  28. Update: I’m now a pro user and can easily get over my shyness of the camera if I’m being paid a buck per video. Starting to realize how important referrals are, both here and on the other sites I’m part of now.

    • Danny,
      I’m glad you’re taking action with this opportunity. I felt the same way about the video surveys. But the money soon helped me get over my shyness as well. I just earned $1
      today for answering a video survey. It’s a great opportunity even if you don’t have a lot of referrals. But most people like yourself do start to understand why I repeat myself like a broken record about the importance of getting training so you can get more referrals for any of these opportunities. Lord knows that’s why I make i make a lot with these things in addition to my own efforts. It does pay off down the line if you’re able to apply what you learn properly. But in the mean time try make as much as you can with this and other opportunities on your own effort. Then work your way up.

      Thanks for chiming in!

  29. I have not made any money yet but I’m saving up my coins for a dry day. The polls really are fun. I was surprised to see that I was invited to be a pro member just today. I guess it all depends on the TrustScore. I’m not a video person but I’ve been forced to record myself for a class and have been trying to get less shy. I’ll be taking up this great opportunity, despite my shyness for the camera. Thank you for recommending this.

  30. Just registered. For those lottery tickets you buy and “cash in” with the coins, do those all go away after a drawing? Do any of them get taken away? Or do they just accumulate infinitely?

    I do agree that this is a fun way to make money. I love taking polls.

    • Danny,
      Congrats on joining. There is an FAQ link at the bottom of their site you should visit. They’ve changed some things since this review was originally written in regards to the tickets, coins, etc. Good luck with this opportunity. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it like the rest of us.

  31. Eddy, did you win yesterday??? I saw “Eddy S” as a $50 winner today! If so, congrats!

    Still no money yet. I asked them to remind me of the next playtime. They don’t remind me when I click on “remind me.” So I’ll just keep remembering to go back in when it’s time.

    No job yet but being proactive as usual. Tomorrow, some training, job fair in early afternoon, interview in the evening, interview at an agency that said they’re busy Fri. a.m. Wow, I sure hope it all results in a job soon so I can get back to what I love doing best — planning my business!

    • You did it again my man congrats! Happy to see your name there as the $50 winner. I’ve been at full level 10 for quite a while now and have been paid a total of $23.91 so far to Paypal including one $2.00 coin prize. Still waiting to get my shot at the $50 but this site has been excellent.

  32. Thanks for responding, Eddy. I did indeed hear everything and read all the instructions. It was just that you made it seem like one can MOSTLY make a few cents each time they log in. I’ve been logged in twice now, doing however many polls they let me do, and so far only coins. I know there’s at least one other person on here who said he’s been on 3 weeks and has no money yet.

    I don’t mind these little cents-thingies as it’s still money, but like someone else here just said, I like it to be guaranteed money. I just cashed out of a couple of my Paid Emails accounts so that felt good. Right now I have only 2 but I’m always looking for more legit paid email opportunities. For quick cents, I usually do Paid Emails and surveys the few times I can qualify (I did one yesterday). I also tried a paid task but they kicked me out for wrong answers. I’m still looking for more of these when I can get time for them. Most of my time has to be on the “real” money as I’m sleeping on someone’s couch. But I still like to come here whenever I can.

    • Hi Ana,
      Sorry if you took it that way. But the rewarding of the few cents is random. But I’ve been very fortunate to consistently win the cents. But I log in many times a day consistently over the course of any given week. So that might help. That being said I would never personally recommend anything that doesn’t work and helping people earn real money.
      That being said, just give something else a shot if this isn’t working for you. That’s why we give you so many options. Fortunately you’ve been taking advantage of most of them. So continue to explore other things.

      In any event, I’m really sorry to hear about the temporary sleeping arrangements. But I’m confident you WILL get back on your feet because you’re actively take control of the situation so keep your head up!


  33. Ok, I joined ICS and I did several little polls, what they call “games,” but I didn’t get any money, just “coins.” Eddy, you said you got paid real money almost every time. How come I have no money yet?

    • Hi Ana,
      Watch the video in the review. I made it a point to mention you don’t win cash on every poll. I also explained the coin stuff so it’s clear you may have missed some information.
      I usually win cash every time I log in and go through the series of polls. That might mean I have to complete 4 or 5 polls within a sitting before I won a cash prize. When I say sitting I mean before ICS says there are no more polls to take come back in 3 hours. Most of the polls reward coins. But in my experience within a sitting One of those polls is usually cash. Everyone will be different. But the cash is being rewarded as stated by the numerous comments here and my other article about this opportunity. Like anything else you have to be consistent with it.

  34. Donald,

    I just logged in and won money within my second poll. So it still seems to be working fine. Just keep in mind it’s totally random. Hopefully you should see some money soon!

  35. Hey Eddy,

    Been checking out your site for about a month now…. Really great information on here…. I signed up for ICS and been on it for a 2 or 3 weeks now…. For some reason all I win are the tickets and the coins…. Been on there regulary 3 or 4 times a day doing the polls, but I cant get any money…. Is that normal, Im only on level 3 so maybe that makes a difference…. Cant wait to find out what other treasures are on the site…. Have a nice one….

    • Hey Donald,

      Welcome to my site and thanks for staying with me thus far. I appreciate the support and kind words. In terms of ICS, I find that surprising. I haven’t logged on in the past two days. But I’ll check to see if that has been happening on my end. But it’s been pretty consistent for me. Let’s see if any other folks chime in that are experiencing the same issues. Keep me posted either way. Thanks.

  36. “Is this open to people outside the U.S.?

    I believe as long as your country is one of the approved ones that Paypal works with, then you’re able to take advantage of this opportunity.”

    No. The “Rules” page says that all participants must reside in the U.S. …Too bad.

    Great info and very useful site, though. Please keep it up

  37. I’m officially hooked lol..I was one of the lucky ones that got the $1.00 for signing up..The pols are seriously way to much fun lol

  38. Hey Eddy,
    Long time no talk. The last time we spoke I was pregnant with my daughter and now she is almost 6 months! I signed up with this a few weeks ago when you mentioned this guy named Phil. I went to go check out his site and I seen this ICS opportunity there and didn’t see it on your site back then so I signed up under him, but I’m sure you’re making good with the referrals you do have! I see your name many times on ICS when your referrals win! So I like ICS, I love pennies! I’ve added it to my arsenal and can’t wait till I reach cash out. I received a $0.50 bonus when I signed up so that helps….actually it’s time for me to log back in and take some quizzes. Best of health to you and your family and talk to you soon!

    • Hi Sharlita,

      Good to hear from you. Glad to hear you’re daughter is growing up strong and fast! Cherish every moment because it flies by. In any event, I’m glad you’re like ICS. It’s definitely a lot of fun and some easy money even if it;s not a lot. Keep at it!

  39. I just joined ICS too and have already made over 50-cents (OK, half of that was my startup bonus). Again, not much, but as you and others are saying, it’s just one more site where you can earn money without putting in much effort. And with the low payout level, I’m thinking I could maybe get an extra $2 a month in my wallet.

    @ Jared: I actually read on their site that although you get the triple-ticket benefit for giving the same answers, it doesn’t affect your TS score as much anymore… I guess they used to do this, but they came to realize that people do change their mind every once in a while. For example, one day you may say you like chicken better than any other meat. The next day, you get a poorly cooked chicken leg and end up with food poisoning. The next time you get that question, you may say beef because of your previous bad experience with chicken. I have noticed that they have specific TS-improving surveys; these basically ask facts that you used in your registration (eg “You are a female and live in Timbucktoo”)

    @Gina: I’m not sure, but I think your e-mail need to match your PayPal e-mail (maybe someone that’s cashed out can verify this?) But along with Eddie, I just used my regular “business” e-mail (which I use for true survey sites; I also have a “personal” e-mail for my friends, and a “junk” e-mail for doing promotions and other sites where I’m unsure of where I’d get spam) and haven’t noticed any increase in the amount of spam that I’ve been getting.

    • Larry,

      Glad to see you’re already on your way to earning. But more importantly you’re taking a great attitude about this opportunity and truly seeing the bigger picture. Thanks for providing additional insight on the TS score. You used a wonderful analogy. lol It’s great when we can all pool our information and experiences together to get a better picture of a given opportunity. Thanks again.

  40. Wow. I’ve never heard of this site. Do you suggest getting a separate email when signing up? I’ve heard that some survey sites will flood your emails with more survey sites, but I suppose this is different.

    • Hey Gina,

      I tend to suggest using a different email for stuff like get paid to do offers sites like fusion cash. But I used my real email address for this company and haven’t had any issues. But then again I’m so accustomed to getting spam that I wouldn’t know the difference. I just delete spam and keep it moving. But you can use a different address if it makes you feel safer. Just be sure it’s a real one you can check. The only disadvantage I see is that you won’t be able to take advantage of the email reminder feature which will remind you to log back into ICS to take more polls. I love that feature but it’s not really something you’re required to use. Hope this helps. Either way it’s definitely worth giving this site a shot as you can see by my experience and others that have chimed in.

  41. Hey everyone,

    I just wanted to chime in about money increasing instantcashsweepstakes as you get higher levels. I honestly haven’t noticed a difference at all only with the exception of the pro payments, which really is much either but more but hey its free money . I’m halfway through T7 and it hasn’t increased as far as I can tell. I’m still getting the random .01,.08,03, etc…
    Also, the negativity about earning little dough that adds up is ridiculous especially when so many people are watching their wallets now. I’ve shared what I’m doing with acquaintances and friends who’ve asked (because they are long-term unemployed; darn this recession) and lol, wow the negativity I get is surprising. As the old saying goes, “you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make ’em drink”

    BTW I used to be a ebay power seller until the economy just did a number on me but I found your site somehow. Then I started Mturk, AC content, then WA a year later, etc… and more. But my point is that this money I make in small increments had now at a little more than a year later has now compounded into dollars every day. But I wouldn’t have gotten here if I were too good for pennies.

    • Ivibeblk,

      Thanks for sharing your experience. At least that puts that rumor to rest.
      I feel you about the negativity you’re getting from loved ones. I’ve actually written an article about this that I plan to launch next week because when I got into this industry I got a lot of the same type of stuff. Even now as successful as I am people still look at me sideways when I tell them I still these little opportunities. They’re like why, you don’t need to. My thing is why not? I’m on the computer all day, this stuff is fun and why would I turn easy money away. That to me does’t make “cents”. But it’s great that you’re strong enough to push past the negativity and not hold it against your loved ones. Some people won’t ever be able to see the value in stuff like this and that’s fine. More money for the rest of us. lol

      But you’re living proof how this all adds up and leads to greater things. It was only possible because you had the mindset that you do. Unfortunately most people don’t so they will continue to get what they’ve always gotten. It sucks but I guess that’s life. Thanks for chiming in!

  42. Hi everyone,

    Ok, I do have to verify one very bad con: You do have to live in the States. I can’t register because one of the 3 questions asks you if you are a U.S. resident. I’m a U.S. citizen living in Japan. What a shame! Paypal is used in so many countries! That’s how I’m with WA. They take out of my Paypal account every month. So Eddy, you may want to update your loyal fans on that one. Sorry.

  43. I usually prefer to make guaranteed money and know exactly how much I’ll make for completing a task/survey (who doesn’t?), but I’ll definitely have to check this out. Thanks for proving it’s not a scam. At least it sounds fun, right?! 🙂

    • Alexander,
      Glad to see you giving this a shot even though it’s not exactly what you’re accustomed to. Money is money and this is actually a lot of fun.
      So you’re quite welcome. Enjoy it.

  44. Hi Eddy,

    It’s me again. As I said in our exchange yesterday, I’m moving into a mode of action. So, what’s that mean? It means I’ve already signed up w/ICS and have already begun to build up some cash in my account.

    One question for you? Most, if not all, of my friends are skeptics (like myself, we established that yesterday) and will support me in my ventures but aren’t interested in joining anything or spending time making pennies at a time on some web site. So, how do I go about getting people to join? I have considered writing a blog and getting my own site, but I’m not so sure I’d be able to keep up with that. As the summer winds down I’ll have less and less time to spend on the computer everyday.

    Any ideas or suggestions you have that will help me get others to sign up, which would increase my earnings at a faster pace, are welcome.

    Thanks again


    • Hi V,

      Congrats on taking action and already making money with ICS!

      In terms of getting people to sign up under you here’s what you have to understand. There are just going to be some people that won’t see the value in any of this. Trust me I have tons of friends and family that know I do this stuff and just have no interest. And this is despite knowing that these little opportunities are what lead me to the lifestyle I lead now and that they want. I don’t waste my energy on them regarding this stuff. It’s pointless.

      Then there are some people that are inspired because they see the results and follow my lead without me having to convince them. My little sister falls into this category.
      For certain people the proof is in the pudding. Your success will speak volumes. You can’t really expect some of your family and friends to take this stuff seriously if you haven’t shown them hard proof that this works. Hard proof means the cash. Why do you think I waited nearly a month to write this review? I wanted to really build up my cash and then document the whole process of me cashing out.

      At the end of the day many of these opportunities don’t require you to have referrals to make money. So I say focus on what you can control which is your own activities. I know everyone wants faster money. But throwing up a website is pointless if you don’t know how to drive traffic to it and convince people to take action. That’s the whole reason I’m always emphasizing getting training in internet marketing if and when one can afford it. That way you can use those techniques to gain more referrals for stuff like this or any niche one may want to venture into.

      But when that’s not an option and none of your friends and family members are showing an interest, just work the programs yourself and be patient. Either way you’re making money. It may not be as fast as you want but it’s better than not making any. That’s where discipline comes in. So keep that in mind.

      By the way you can try what I suggested in the article about putting flyers around where you live and pick up some referrals that way. I did that initially for these type of things in my early days. I would get a few referrals that way but nothing like I get now that I’m a trained internet marketer.

      In any event, I hope this helps. You’re making money and it will build up in time and that’s pretty much all that matters. Referrals aren’t necessary for this stuff and I wouldn’t drive myself crazy about it. Ultimately success is marathon, it’s not a race. It’s not how fast you get there, it’s just important to reach that finish line.

  45. I am seeing more tickets and multipliers as my levels are going up that’s for sure. However I have not won the daily yet. The coins are really pointless I have cashed them for tickets a few times like you but still never won. I really wish they had more of a point to them, even if it was like $0.01 for every 1,000 coins. I am not earning more money either, still just the occasional few cents out of each set of surveys. I am a pro member as well like you and I did do the video submission and was approved. The biggest hint I can offer is to be consistent with your answers. I am very honest with my responses and it pays off…if they happen to catch you saying the same answers on given sets they tend to triple your tickets for that question and it helps to keep your TS grow faster.

    • Yeah I’ve experienced the same thing in that respect. I definitely wish we could use coins and tickets for other things. So hopefully they’ll hear our cries on that. I agree with you about being honest on your poll responses. It definitely seems to help in terms of tickets, coins and even the money. I didn’t realize it impacted the TS score though. Good stuff to keep in mind. Thanks for sharing. Please feel free to come back and report anything else you learn or achieve over there. I’m sure it will be inspiring to us all. Thanks again!

  46. @Eddy Salomon:

    You got it Eddy. I owe it to you or I wouldn\’t know about the site and I wouldn\’t know other great sites because I would be scared to trust everything! I am up to TS level 6 right now…sure gets addicting can\’t wait to get to Level 10!

    • Jared,

      Don’t give me that much credit. There are people that visit this site and totally ignore these recommendations. So your success is really because you took action.
      My part was minor compared to you stepping up and taking a plunge by trusting me and yourself. Damn you’re at level 6 already? I’m still at level 4. I need to step up my game. lol Do you find you’re earning more money as you’re moving up in the levels? I didn’t really mention it in the review because I’ve haven’t been able to definitively determine any major improvements in terms of cash. I definitely see a lot more coins and tickets though.

  47. Hey Eddy great site keep it up. I have been doing ICS since you started as well with the initial referral from your friend. I have been definitely hooking you up as well I am sure you have been seeing a lot of matching amounts of money from a certain Jared L from NY. Haha. Share the love, thanks for referring me to this great site and bringing my closer to more success online.

  48. I just signed up with Instant cash and I can’t believe how quick you can make money. Thanks for posting the information.

  49. Once again, here you go again. Repeating the same personal formulas and theory’s of “Making Money From Home”. I find myself repeating them time and time again. After all, this week alone I made over $102 without stepping outside of my house. Thanks.
    This is yet another tool I can put in my arsenal of income creating resources. I see in my near future getting up the internal fortitude to go into affiliate marketing. Even with my time constraints I think it’s doable.
    In the sites where people give advice and ask questions I am running in to people who talk about failure earning money online. I can’t help it. After finding out what country they’re from I refer them here or give them an idea to start a website for people in their country to share their findings and tips on finding at home work! I tell them failure does not exsist. Only attitude and creativity stands in your way. And you don’t HAVE to be that creative! Yes I’m feeln’ it. Not just for a month, but consistently for months. The more money I see the more I see the light at the end of the tunnel! To bad you don’t have a referral capability but when I tell people all of the above I never get a comment back. Hmm?\
    Rock on! Thanks Eddy.

  50. Its a shame you have to write a disclaimer for “negative people” that will think this thing is beneath them. Ok, will you get rich on this? No. But, like you said, if you take ACTION on a NUMBER of opportunities, it all starts to ADD UP.

    Even if you don’t make dollar one though, its still WORTH it because this new internet thing isn’t going away. The more things you try, the more you will learn and maybe a poll that made 5 cents for you gives you the basis of a multimillion dollar idea.

    …you never know.

    At the very least, the habit of taking ACTION, even if its just for a few cents is worth it!

    Eddy, thanks as always for all you do. We sit in front of our computers and then BAM, here’s another moneymaking opportunity that we likely would never have known about, thanks to your hard work, research and dedication!



    • Jeff,

      I agree. It is a shame. But that is the reality. There are a small number of people that visit this site that have this attitude. What’s worst is their mindset can be infectious. So I like to quarantine them before they infect the rest of us with their limited mindset. In any event, I obviously agree with you about how these smaller opportunities can lead to bigger things. I’m a living proof of this. But I find a lot of people aren’t able to see past the 4 walls around them sometimes which is why they can’t fathom how a few cents or dollars can lead to my situation where I work at home full time. It’s a learned mindset for many of us, me included.

      In any event, you’re welcome Jeff. But thank you for being the open minded go getter you are because you make my job a lot easier. =)


      Guilty as charged. lol I can’t help but repeat the mantra that has helped me be successful. I figure since the world keeps repeating that most of you can’t achieve your goals and be successful I have to combat it with my own not so subtle brain washing. lol
      It’s amazing to hear what you’ve earned this past week. Isn’t it a great feeling to know that you’ve earned that money in the comfort of your home. It may not be a large sum to most people but I bet it was even sweeter for you because of how you accomplished it. So applaud you for appreciating the small victories. Because it just means you’ll experience more of them.

      It’s great that you’re sharing encouragement and guidance to others about this industry. More people need to do that because it would make it harder for these con artists to thrive. You’re obviously growing financially as well as in other ways because of the change of your mind set. Keep it up! By the way, thanks for directing people here even if you’re not getting paid to do so. I really appreciate it. I wish I did have an affiliate program. But then I would have to turn this site into a paid membership site to achieve this. Then I would get people complaining I’m charging for all this valuable information. lol In terms of people not responding back after you’ve taken the time to guide them in the right direction, welcome to my world. lol You’d be surprised how many people will gladly take the great guidance and resources you provide them without saying thank you. It’s as if they feel it’s your duty to give this stuff to them. It seems like home training has been lost like the skill of reading. Tsk tsk. That’s why I really appreciate hearing from folks like you that comment on my articles or the people that take the time out their busy day just to shoot me an email. It makes me feel better about people knowing that there are still some good folks out there with manners and appreciation. Don’t let the lack of comments or thank yous phase you when you share. You’re doing the right thing regardless and that’s what life should be about anyway. In any event, you keep doing you thing because obviously it’s paying off! Thanks for taking the time to share with me.


      You go girl! Wasn’t it nice to see that money so quickly? Keep at it. Between this and many of my other recommendations, you’ll continue to see more income coming your way. But applaud you for taking the first step which was taking action! That’s the key. If you keep doing that you’ll see more successes like this.


      I definitely keep seeing you in the winning area. You’re doing your thing! Thanks for trusting me and taking action. I’m glad to see it’s paying of for you….and me. lol
      Keep it up!

    • Hi My name is Tawanua and for the past year I have tried to figure out how to generate income online with no success. I somehow stumbled onto your site a week ago and since then I have made a little more then $20.00!! thats not a lot I know but way more then I was making. So I just want to thank you Eddy for all the great advice you put out there, and I was also wondering if you had any advice aout clickbank? I’ve heard about it and started an account but don’t yet know how to use it and make money.

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