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How to Earn Your First $30 with InboxDollars

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Whether you’re a new member trying to cash out your first payment or a site veteran, you’ll want to check out these insider step-by-step tips on how to earn your first $30+ with InboxDollars. (If you’re not currently a member, you can sign up in 30 seconds for InboxDollars for free here. And we’ll pay you a $5 cash bonus for registering.)

And guess what?  You can get to $30+ without spending a dime or having to qualify for any surveys.

I myself have completed all of these activities and earned the cash back incentives.  Let’s take a peek.


1.) Activate your account.

We’ll pay you $5 for activating your account.  To do this, after signing up you’ll need to look for your first PaidEmail in your email inbox and confirm receiving it.  Tip: it may take a couple minutes or more for it to show up. And if you don’t see it in your primary inbox, check your promo, social, spam, or other filtered folders. You can read more about activating your account by confirming your first PaidEmail.

Total Earnings: $5.00


2.) Complete the profile survey.

Completing this survey will help us match you with surveys that could be a good match for your profile.

Everyone qualifies for this survey! It takes a few minutes to complete, and you’ll earn $0.50 for filling out the initial profile survey, and then be eligible to take other paid surveys here.

Total Earnings: $ 5.50


3.) Watch the how-to video.

Watch the Inbox Dollars how-to video to learn a little bit more about the site. You’ll earn $0.05 right away; just a nickel, but it all adds up!

Total Earnings: $5.55


4.) Complete all the to-do list activities.

There’s a short list of to-do activities to complete when you join InboxDollars. The activities provide a basic overview of different ways to earn.  You get paid for completing each individual item in the to-do list, but as an added bonus, after completing all of the items (takes a few minutes), you’ll earn an additional $0.50.

Total Earnings: $6.05


5.) Complete your first paid survey on our surveys page.

The very first paid survey you complete on the Surveys page pays out $0.25 or more.

Total Earnings: $6.30


6.) Complete the InboxDollars Household Survey.

This survey will tell us a little bit more about your household (i.e. how many children living there, rural or urban area) and help us better match you with surveys.

Everyone qualifies for this short InboxDollars household survey, and you’ll earn $0.10 for completing it!

Total Earnings: $6.40


7.) Complete the InboxDollars Interest Survey.

Similar to the Household Survey, the Interest Survey helps us better understand your interests so we can match you with surveys or earning opportunities that could be a good fit.

Again, like the household survey, the interest survey is an InboxDollars survey that everyone qualifies for and you’ll get paid $0.10 for completing it.

Total Earnings: $6.50


8.) Sign up for LifePoints

Join a community and have your voice heard. Take surveys and get rewarded! You’ll be influencing top companies from all around the world. Join LifePoints today through InboxDollars and earn $2.00.  Make sure you confirm your registration and take your first survey to earn your reward.

Total Earnings: $8.50



9.) Complete the Big Buck Survey.

If you complete the short Big Buck Survey, you’ll earn $5.00.

Big Bucks Survey is one of InboxDollars’ top 10 offers.  Big Bucks gathers consumer data to help brands better understand household shopping habits.

In addition to earning $5.00 from InboxDollars when you sign up with valid information, you’ll also win a chance at a $1,000 Target gift card.  Drawings are held monthly for this prize.

Total Earnings: $13.50



 10. Take a survey on your grocery spendings.

Complete a short survey about your spending habits on groceries. Register for Top Choice Rewards through InboxDollars and earn $2.00 in your account. In addition, you’ll get a chance to win a $250 grocery gift card!

Total Earnings: $15.50


11.) Get a free McDonald’s Sandwich.

Sign up to receive your FREE McDonald’s Sandwich and you’ll get $1.50 from InboxDollars.

Total Earnings: $17.00


12.) Sign up for a Netspend® Visa® Prepaid Card.

Get paid up to two days faster with no credit check, no minimum balance, and no activation fee.

Netspend® lets you handle your money, your way. You can make in-store purchases, shop over the phone and online, and withdraw cash at ATMs worldwide.

Sign up now to get your Netspend® Visa® Prepaid Card and you’ll earn a cash signup bonus of $1.00.

Total Earnings: $18.00


14.) Sign up for free makeup samples with  Cosmetics Samples&Savings.

This offer is for ladies only. (Sorry guys.) Register to get free makeup samples from top brands with Cosmetics Samples&Savings and you’ll earn $2.00.

Total Earnings: $20.00


15.) Sign up for Permission Research and earn $2.00.

Join Permission Research and a chance to win $100,000!  Become a part of the market research community with over 2 million members. Right now, sign up through InboxDollars and earn $2.00.

Total Earnings: $22.00



16.) Sign up for free supermarket samples from Cool Savings.

When you sign up to receive free samples from Cool Savings, you’ll get great, free sample merchandise and earn $1.25 from InboxDollars.

Total Earnings: $23.25



17.) Sign up Nielsen and earn $5.00.

Make your Internet usage count when you sign up to participate in Nielsen Research. The Nielsen Computer and Mobile Panel analyzes the internet usage of millions of people like you to better understand online behavior and create better products and services.

You’ll earn $5.00 from InboxDollars for signing up and registering your Internet devices.

Total Earnings: $28.25


18.) Sign up for Rate Your Experience.

Are you underpaid at your job? Rate Your Experience lets you see the real salaries of employees like you. Sign up through InboxDollars and complete your profile to earn $0.50!

Total Earnings: $28.75


19.) Get free Tide Laundry Samples

Love free samples? Earn $1.00 when you take this survey and get free Tide laundry samples!

Total Earnings: $29.75



20.) Redeem 12 coupons at the grocery store.


The coupons page is another amazing, yet often overlooked, way to earn cash.  On the coupon page, there are hundreds of free, printable grocery store coupons.  The same coupons you’d get in your Sunday paper, but here you select only the ones you need.

Brands include Tide, Bounty, Kraft, Hershey’s, Pampers, Huggies and more!

The coupon savings will generally vary from $0.50 to $2.00 which means money straight back in your wallet, but here’s the best part:

InboxDollars will pay you 1-cent for every coupon you print (up to 25 per day) and 10-cents for every coupon you redeem in-store!

There’s no limit to how much you can earn from redeeming coupons, but if you redeem only 25 coupons on your next supermarket run, you’ll make $2.60.

Total Earnings $32.35



21.) Get Paid to Watch TV.

You can earn cash and rewards for watching TV content on InboxDollars’ TV Channel.

You can watch all kinds of content: celebrity, health, current events, and more.

As you watch more TV, the progress bar fills up so you can play the TV scratch-offs to win cash or other prizes.

scratch and win

Earnings vary, but watching a few minutes every day – from your desktop or mobile – can really add up.  At only 13-cents per day, for example, that builds up to $3.90 a month.

Total Earnings: $36.25



22.) Aquafina or Dasani?

Aquafina or Dasani?  Which do you prefer?  Let us know and complete a short survey. For registering, you’ll be eligible to win cash prizes and earn $2.00 from InboxDollars.

Make sure to sign up for Aquafina vs Dasani offer on the Cash Offers page to earn your $2.00. Note this is a limited time cash increase that our partner is offering.  The payout is typically set around $1.  Act quickly on this one!

Total Earnings: $37.25



23.) Sign up for Credit Karma.

Sign up for Credit Karma and check your credit score as often as you want without affecting your current score! With Credit Karma, you can compare loans, credit cards and more. Sign up for Credit Karma through InboxDollars and earn $1.00 in your account.

Total Earnings: $38.25



Boom, there you have it.  An easy-to-follow list of great tips to surpass your first $30 in earnings and cash out.

Keep in mind, some of the offers may take 7-30 days to credit. Some partners credit the offers quickly, others take a while. As soon as a partner lets us know that you’ve completed the offer, we will immediately show you the payout in your earnings dashboard.

Additionally, available offers and payout amounts are always changing.  An offer paying $1.25 today may pay $1.75 tomorrow, or the amount may go down. It literally pays to check the Offers page frequently! Top earners know to check it daily.

And even though you’ve banked your first $30, don’t stop there! Cashback Groupon, cashback shopping, web search, and Paid Surveys are also fantastic ways to keep earning more.

While at first, Paid Surveys may be a bit difficult to qualify for – some brands are looking for a specific audience segment, or only have room for a limited number of participants – available Paid Surveys are always changing. Sooner or later, we promise you’ll find one for you. Plus, the more surveys you are able to complete the more you bolster your profile for better alignment and better qualification with other surveys.  Many gold members make $30+ a month completing just 1-3 surveys per day.

If you’re looking for more inspiration though, check out these great, easy-to-follow tips on how to earn your next $30 with InboxDollars.



Most offer earnings will be credited to the member’s InboxDollars® account within a few business days of offer completion. Some offers may credit immediately, while others may take up to 30 days to credit. Members should read and comply with all requirements of an offer to ensure timely credit.

InboxDollars® credits members for completing offers based on information we receive from our Advertisers. Thusly, the Advertiser has the final say in whether or not a member is credited for completing an offer. For more information, please read full terms of Cash Offer Crediting.

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