What exactly is CashCrate (CC) all about? Well, as far as working people are concerned, it’s very much like various other online survey sites. There are companies that need opinions from consumers about products they are about to launch. Not all active consumers have access to a good platform for giving out those much needed opinions. That’s where CC comes in to fill that void.
NOTE: CC isn’t a regular marketing research firm, they only work together with actual market researching firms to help them conduct the online surveys.
One of the strongest points in favor of CC is that they’ve been around now for nearly 6 years. That’s a pretty long time in the scammer world, because phoneys never last that long. It’s a testament to their credibility.
Their website may remind a lot of people of Swagbucks, a sort of online rewards deal, where the members can earn money through various activities like playing games, shopping, and taking part in surveys.
How to Get Started on CashCrate
Getting started is pretty straightforward. I’ll lead you through a few basic details of getting setup and registered:
Signing up is your first requirement. They are offering new sign-ups a $1.00 bonus as an incentive to sign up. On the registration form you will be asked some questions about yourself, your income, your family, and a few other things. How you answer these questions creates your profile and determines the type of surveys they believe would be best for you.
After jotting down all your details and clicking on the ‘Join Now’ button you’ll be sent a confirmation email with a link to click on confirming it was you who signed up. Then you are ready to go and can begin answering surveys.
When you login you’ll be shown what offers they have for you. Keep in mind that these surveys are never going to make you rich, but they can be a nice little extra income for something so easy to do.
When it comes to being paid, you’ll have to reach their minimum amount of $20.00 before you can request a payout. You can have them send you a check that is processed by the 20th of the month after the month your earned it in. That means if you earn $250 in June and request your payout, the check will come in mid-July.
In June of 2012 they announced they were going to start offering PayPal payments to their members. This option is only available to ‘Silver+’ members (means you’ve cashed at least one of their checks).
You have 2 ways of reaching Silver+ status –
1. Refer 50 new active members.
2. Earn $500 or more taking surveys, performing paid searches, winning contests, watching videos, and things like that.
Take the highest paying surveys. The pay for surveys varies, so trying to select the ones that pay the most only makes good sense.
You’ll also find that there will be times when you take a very short survey and receive a nice payout. Then you also have times when you sit through an hour-long survey with little reward. It all comes out in the wash.