During my searches for ways to make a little extra money at home I came across the website emailpaysu.com. According to this webpage you can earn extra money but “clicking” into advertised websites. Right now it is advertising itself as a way to “make extra money for the holidays.” (Google results for email pays u)
The premise behind this website is that you join it and receive a $10.00 member bonus for joining. This is the same member bonus that I was offered in 2004. After you join you make selections on topics based on your personal interest. You then receive messages in the mail to click into, to view a website advertisement receiving either a point or .02 payments for each viewed website. Doing a little math you realize that you would need to visit 2500 websites in order to reach your $50.00 payout.
Also available are play games for cash, where if you open an account for $1.00 you get a $10.00 credit for playing games, however, once your cash is gone you have to keep placing money in the account. You really don’t get paid cash to play the games, it is just that introductory offer which allows you to play then for a little while for free. Who knows, maybe while playing the games you actually will win that jackpot of approximately $69,000 for playing solitaire? Or maybe you will win the weekly lotto of $100-500.
You can also visit their homepage and get credit for visiting click paid to clicks, of which there are seven each day. With the paid to clicks you get one half of .01 for each one you click through and then there is a daily random winner of .50. However, after monitoring this page for two weeks all of the daily winners are from India, so I guess they stand a better chance at this.
Another offer available to email pays u members is to join the Survey Savvy website. I admit, I was a member of this one, and although I had indicated a variety of interests I received very few invitations to the surveys so eventually opted out. However, this is simply a link to join, there is no actual payment to you in your email pays u account for joining. It has to make you wonder if there is some sort of code built into the link so that email pays u makes money on the total number of people who join.
The next option for making money is the section entitled “home testers.” I thought, “Why not give it a try.” During the six months that I was registered as a home tester, not one product was offered to me. However, the video game portion of it was quite active – they sent me several messages a week with game hints and tips to be used while playing an assortment of online games, games I might add you had to pay to play.
The next area available to members is that of your own “in box.” This inbox contains email messages to you, which are also to be clicked for credit. So, first you have the messages come to you, and then you have the messages in the inbox of the email pays u site itself. You need to visit there quite frequently to clean those messages out and click through them. The pay for these emails are also approximately .02 each.
You can also get “pay for signing.” In other words, you purchase or register with a program offered to you via your clickable email and depending on the advertiser you may have the opportunity to earn money from this. However, since I have not received even one offer that advertised a payment for joining, I have little experience with this area of the site.
Next, you can become a gold member. Basically, a gold membership gives you a t-shirt, and then you can choose from the following options; $4.99/monthly fee of 40+ referrals to your website or a one time $18.00 fee with a “guaranteed” 25 referrals to your website. However before you purchase your Gold Membership, you should read the fine print which is quoted, “NOTE: The Gold Membership Fee is Non-refundable. There are no guarantees of any earnings of any kind implied. There is no average number of referrals received by gold members. Some subscribers have received 100’s of referrals while some gold members have received less. The system is completely random. As funds are allocated for advertising as soon as we receive them. This insures and steady flow of new sign-ups for our Gold Members.” So, in summary, you may pay for the gold membership, but there is no guarantee (although one is stated in the cost portion of the membership) that you will actually achieve the number of referrals stated. Shall I also mention that referral is misspelled on their website?
Lastly, members may become an affiliate but advertising email pays u on their personal or business website or they may make referrals to friends, family, or acquaintances. Your pay increases with the number of people which sign up with the service and how much they earn from visiting websites. This is somewhat similar to becoming an affiliate for amazon.com or expedia.com (both of which I am an affiliate for on my husband’s home business website), but before entering into becoming an affiliate I wanted to try all the sections and decided that there was no way that I was going to make money off of the scam that this webpage was turning out to be.
Scam seems a strong word. I have joined lots of points/email pay programs. I have some favorites, like mypoints.com (which is a wonderful service and actually provides items I need and want to purchase), as well as a variety of survey services (of which I get points, cash, or products to try). Some of them are not so good and barely worth my time, but as I have seen from some other writers, blogs etc. people stay with it, “hoping to at least get something out of it because they have already put in some effort.” Which is sort of like some of my friends who refuse to leave the poker table or slot machine until they win back some of their losses.
Some of these offers for surveys, pay to visit, and paid to read email programs are surprisingly good and I look forward to participating in them each time I open my email inbox and see offers from them. But of all the ones that I have participated in, email pays u, is well, the absolute worst. You will not make money for the holidays – unless you are very very very lucky or if you decide to convince others to join and hope that they will stick with it long enough for you to make some money off of that. Anyone out there searching for ways to get free products, make money online via visiting websites, or taking surveys should steer clear of this website. I have been a member for three years now and now have a grand total of $11.72 in my account. Email pays u should actually advertise, “make money for your retirement,” as I may be retired before I reach the $50.00 payout threshold. I stayed with it awhile, to try each one of the options thinking maybe I will hit on the right one to actually make some money, but I didn’t. So now, I am taking my own advice and opting out, I always leave the table with a few chips in my hands.