Product Tube is an app that pays for short videos surveys recorded on a smartphone for market research.
How much will I make?
Product Tube advertises $50 to $80 per hour! I have been paid £5 to £40 per project. Each one takes just a few minutes. There are a couple of projects available each week.
How do I get paid?
Product Tube pays in Amazon vouchers within 48 hours of each project being approved.
What will I have to do?
There are two types of project: In-Store and At-Home.
In-Store videos are recorded in shops, and are not selfies, but show your journey around the shop. You record and narrate a decision making process, I usually look and sound like I am talking to a friend as I walk around the shop.
At-Home videos usually show you using a product and narrating your experience.
Who is Product Tube for?
Product Tube are currently particularly looking for people aged 18 to 64 living in the UK who shop at Tesco, Sainsbury and Asda. But projects change and so it is worth downloading even if you do not fit that criteria.
If you decide to apply please do use my code RUTHR85714 when joining and I will receive an additional £10.
I have applied for various projects, but have only been accepted onto one so far, the home care panel. It initially says that is is $100 payment for one month, but it has been extended to twelve months. I am due to receive $750 in four instalments. There were a few short surveys and tasks about the products that I use in my home, and then they sent me a set of bluetooth scales. Now each Sunday evening or Monday morning I scan the barcode and weigh several products around my home such as washing up liquid. It takes no more than 10 minutes per week. There have been 3 or 4 additional surveys in the last couple of months.
I keep applying for other projects but have not yet been successful. Respondent operate a referral scheme so if you sign up using my link I will receive a little extra.
Waybetter is an app for anyone who wishes to improve their health. Essentially you pay in to a pot, complete the required activities and at the end of the game split the pot with everyone else who hit their targets.
What does it cost?
Waybetter is owned by the same company as Stepbet and uses the same pot of money. I pay an annual membership of $79.99 per year. This allows me to take part in 10 games at anyone time. The entrance cost for games varies from $5 to $30.
How do I pay?
Payment can be made by Paypal or credit/debit card. Payments are in US Dollars.
How much will I make?
Assuming that you fulfil the requirements of the game you will make at the very least your money back. I have made a profit of £75 in the last two months, but this will vary depending on the games entered.
What will I have to do?
Waybetter games are varied. I usually enter 10 at anyone time. Some of my favourites are:
Usually a two week game, costing $10 to enter. In order to win you must submit a selfie showing you drinking water once per day, six days per week for two weeks.
Walk This Way
Usually a two week game, costing $5 to enter. In order to win you must track a walk of at least 30 minutes and no slower than 25 minutes per mile four days per week. Fitbit, Strava, Apple Watch, Garmin or Runkeeper can be connected to Waybetter in order to track walks.
Usually a two week game, costing $5 to enter. In order to win you must submit a photograph showing a handwritten note showing something for which you are grateful once a day, 5 times a week.
Usually a two week game, costing $10 to enter. To win, submit a photo per day, 4 days per week, demonstrating one of the eight self care suggestions. The suggestions usually include getting outside, having a bubble bath, eating a healthy meal, workout for 30 minutes, stretch, read for 10 minutes.
Usually a two week game, costing $10 to enter. To win, submit a collage photo showing before and after of an area that you have tidied. Two collages per week.
Usually a two week game, costing $20 to enter. Record a video of yourself completing two rounds of squats per day, six days per week.
There are many more games, I completed one that was practicing calligraphy, some ask you to track food, others to complete a workout and submit a selfie. There are running games, similar to Walk This Way but faster paced.
It does take some discipline to ensure the requirements for each game are met, but some overlap. I am often in more than one Walk This Way game each week, so one walk counts for two or more games. I find it a good way to motivate good habits as I really don’t want to lose money!
Stepbet is an app for anyone with an activity tracker such as a Fitbit to motivate you to take more steps. Essentially you pay in $40, walk or run your required steps and at the end of the game split the pot with everyone else who hit their targets.
How does it work?
Classic games are over six weeks. When joining the game, prior to depositing your $40, you are given two daily step targets, based on your previous step history from your Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, S Health or Google fit device. One target is an “Active” target which you will need to achieve four days per week. The other target is a higher “Power” target which must be achieved on two days per week. The final day is a rest day. It is ok to do more than your target steps, so if you for example had a walking holiday and met your stretch target every day that would be fine.
At the end of the six weeks the pot is split between those who achieved their targets. In most games the first week is a kind of practice run and you can stay in the game if you don’t make the targets. Stepbet, or rather the parent company Waybetter, keep 15% of the pot for administrative costs, but do guarantee that you will receive your stake back if there are an unusually high number of “winners”.
Is there a membership fee or other annual cost?
It is also possible to pay an annual membership fee of $50 which enables you to be in three games at once, and opens up more game types. In Member Only games the entire pot is split rather than Stepbet keeping 15%.
What are the variations?
Members can join Fit & Friendly games with 2 free days rather than only one, or Step Marathons with 7 active days for 8 weeks, no days off, as well as other variations on the Classic games.
How much can I earn?
With average payout from a 6 week game being just under $50 I feel that having the money “invested” in Stepbet is probably better than bank interest rates at the moment, provided of course you can commit to keeping up your walking. It is possible to leave a game with a refund on production of a doctors note should walking become impossible.
How often will I earn?
Most games last 6 weeks and so you receive your money every 6 weeks. However if you have paid a membership you can be in 3 games at once.
How am I paid?
Payment is made in dollars to your Paypal account.
Can I lose money
My current targets are four Active days of 8756 steps and two Power Days of 10587 steps per week. I do find myself marching on the spot in front of the TV sometimes to get to my target, but having money on the line is the motivation I need to keep moving. I think I’ve only once lost money on a game, having been a member over three years.
Where do I find it?
Stepbet is available for Android and iPhones. Sorry I don’t have the iPhone link, but I’m sure it is easily found in the store.
What is it? Product Tube is an app that pays for short videos surveys recorded on a smartphone for market research. How much will I make? Product Tube advertises $50 to $80 per hour! I have been paid £5 to £40 per project. Each one takes just a few minutes. There are a couple of […]
What is it? Respondent is a website connecting research projects with people who wish to take part and earn some money. How much will I make? It varies depending on the project and how much is involved. The pay is always shown before you apply. It is in US dollars. What will I have to do? […]
What is it? Waybetter is an app for anyone who wishes to improve their health. Essentially you pay in to a pot, complete the required activities and at the end of the game split the pot with everyone else who hit their targets. What does it cost? Waybetter is owned by the same company as […]
Shopmium is a cashback app. Buy the products listed, scan the barcode, take a picture of your receipt and you’ll get some money in your PayPal account.
The products listed vary currently they include Tabasco sauce, vegan Dolmio products, lactose free milk and Schweppes Signature collection.
The cashback varies too, sometimes you’ll get 50% of the purchase price back, sometimes there are offers such “Try for £1” so you will receive back anything over that price. Occasionally you can receive the full purchase price back.
Look out for possibilities to stack offers. For example if you have a coupon, or a Tesco Clubcard price, for a product this discount is usually down at the bottom of your receipt but Shopmium will use the full listed price for the product.
Who doesn’t love bargain wine? Well, ok, cheap wine can be nasty. Tony doesn’t drink wine at all. So there are people who don’t love bargain wine. But if you like wine, and you like a bargain this one is for you.
Cellar One are owned by Hardy’s Wine and have some great offers on boxes of wine. You have to buy 6 of a particular bottle, but they are a good price. Things go in and out of stock so if there is nothing you fancy you can try again later. If you use my referral link you will get £10 off your first order. As boxes of 6 start from as little as £24 before the discount you can have 6 bottles of wine delivered to your door for just £14. There is no commitment to buy any more and you don’t even need a code, just use this link and the £10 will come off when you check out.
Shoppix app is similar to Shopprize in that it rewards you for taking photos of your receipts. I wrote about Shopprize previously, you can read about it here.
Shoppix awards 25 tokens for every receipt snapped, with a bonus 5 tokens (30 total) for remembering to take the picture on the date of the receipt. Users are also given a dedicated email address to forward any e-receipts which are awarded tokens at the same rate.
Scratchcards are also awarded, these give bonus tokens, and are given for completing surveys, snapping receipts in consecutive weeks and more. There are sometimes surveys in the app, usually based on receipts snapped within the last few days, and awarding 10 tokens or more for each one.
Shoppix accept up to 30 receipts per user per week, and one receipt per store per user per day. Any itemised receipts for goods and services are acceptable, but not travel, ticketing or financial services.
Tokens can be cashed in for Amazon, iTunes, Love2Shop vouchers or Paypal. All are at the same rate of 3200 tokens for £5, 6000 tokens for £10 or 11500 tokens for £20. After my first couple of cash outs to test the system I now always wait for £20. This makes each receipt worth about 1/2p but you do receive plenty of bonus tokens too. You will need up to 384 receipts to cash out £20.
I definitely have fewer receipts now that Covid-19 has hit, but these apps are still worth doing, especially Shoppix where online shopping is still rewarded. I confess I don’t know when I last received £20, but I am almost at my next.
Click here https://www.shoppixapp.com#download to download Shoppix. Click here for a direct link to the Android Playstore. If you download it I’d be really grateful if you used my referral code 2ZVCB3GR. We both get 200 tokens after you submit your first receipt.
I haven’t written a Monday Money post for a little while. This one will be short and sweet. I just wanted to tell you about Smol, laundry capsules and dishwasher tablets.
We have been using them for a while now, they are a subscription model, so they just arrive in the post every few weeks. You can choose how often they arrive and it is easy to change the frequency. I believe they are cost effective.
Smol offer both bio and non-bio laundry capsules. They do not have a strong scent, which suits me. We find both the capsules and the dishwasher tablets are very effective. One of my favourite things is that they arrive with just cardboard packaging, no plastic involved at all. The boxes can be reused to post “large letters” or just put in the recycling.
Nothing is tested on animals and Smol have cruelty free accreditation (Leaping Bunny). The products are very concentrated, but are as far as I am concerned, on a par with Ecover and similar in terms of the ingredients. Being concentrated enables them to be sent through the post cost effectively.
Free trials are available for the products. If you sign up using my link I will receive a discount on my next order. http://smol.refr.cc/ruthwillmore Smol have also recently started offering fabric conditioner and surface sprays. I have not tried either of these and would be interested in your feedback.
Here is what they say about themselves: “What is smol? The world’s most effective concentrated laundry capsules and dishwash tablets that come in the post. All this and they are cruelty free too. By delivering direct they can save you up to 50% on your normal brand price. They use less chemicals than other brands (with no loss of performance) plus their packs are super compact and plastic-free.”
I missed writing this last week. I was having a down couple of days. I think we’re all having those this year and that’s ok. It’s a very strange year for everyone, however the pandemic has affected you.
So, the app of the day is Vypr. This is a survey app, but all the surveys are extremely quick to do. Surveys are called “steers” and are usually asking “do you buy this?” Points per survey vary between 10 and 50. There are surveys to be done in shops which are worth 100 points but I’ve rarely seen them.
10000 points gets you £5 paid into PayPal. It can build up quite quickly.
There is a small glitch with the app which means “steers” don’t show up straight away, but drag down from the top after opening the app and they’ll appear.
Weekdays can have many “steers” appearing throughout the day but weekends tend to be very quiet.
This app isn’t going to make anyone rich. But it is money for doing something you’re doing anyway. As the name suggests you are paid for walking.
Winwalk uses the built in pedometer in your phone to count steps. Each 100 steps measured is worth 1 coin. You can earn a maximum of 100 coins per day.
Coins have to be collected by watching an advert, this can be done as soon as you’ve earned your first coin of the day so I tend to do it early in the morning as soon as I’ve walked 100 steps carrying my phone. The remainder of the coins earned that day then get added automatically.
20000 coins is worth £10. As I said, it won’t make you rich. I got my first £10 gift voucher in June 2020 and I’m half way to my next in November. It really is allowing one advert to play on my phone each morning though.
It is possible to boost earnings through “missions’ though most of these will pay more through other websites and apps. They are things like signing up for games and filling in surveys. There are also “lotteries”, pay 65 coins or watch an advert, to get a scratch card which might win £5. I have won once on these, in 500 attempts. I wouldn’t recommend spending any time on them and definitely not spending coins on them.
There are several areas where achievements can be earned, for example 250 coins for playing the lottery 500 times.
If you would like to add this to your phone please consider using my referral link. https://s.winwalk.app/r/6EDAA0EA5. I get 300 coins each for the first 10 people to use the link. If you have space on your phone then a few seconds a day to allow a video to play will earn £10 about every 10 months depending on how much you walk with your phone in your pocket.