I found this website on a list of websites that will supposedly help you to earn extra money online. But I started out pretty skeptical—and the more I looked into it, the more skeptical I got. But… with that being said, the whole point of this is to give every opportunity a try… so that’s what I did. Can you really make money with Grindabuck.com?
This is what I was determined to figure out after first hearing about the site online.
I wasn’t super impressed with the landing page. It looked cluttered and unkempt to me. But then again, I had never heard of it before—so that intrigued me. I have reviewed a LOT of websites like this… so the fact that one fell between the cracks for me really spiked my curiosity.
If you read very many of my reviews, you probably know by now that I am a huge fan of good side hustle opportunities. You probably also know that I have some pretty strict criteria for what I label as a ‘quality side hustle.’
For me, side hustles must be…
- And Consistent
If they meet all of these standards, then they might earn a place in my ‘side-hustle-rotation’ list!
But what about Grindabuck.com?
Here is what you need to know.
What Exactly Is Grindabuck.com?
At first glance, it looked like Grindabuck.com was some kind of survey website. This was even written on the main landing page.
“Convert your online activity into free gift cards and more!”
This was pretty non-specific, though… so I took a closer look. There was a menu tab located in the upper-left-hand side of the home page, so that was what I looked at next. There were a few different options here, including…
- Member Sign-In
- Register New Account
- VIP Program
- Monthly Bonus
- Recent Rewards Sent
Still not sure exactly how this site helps you to earn money, I scrolled down—and like clockwork, my question was answered. Check out this panel I found toward the bottom of the page.
So as it turns out, you can earn money in a number of different ways from this website. There are offer walls, paid advertisements, surveys, product trials, tasks, mobile offers, videos to watch, rewards/sweeps, and more.
At this point, it was looking like this was going to be the type of website that I would classify as an ‘offer’ website. Offer websites basically pay you to complete offers and/or take online surveys. Usually, these offers consist of things you do online. You download apps, sign up for promotions, register on survey websites, take small surveys, watch videos, read advertisements, etc.
There are a lot of different things that offer websites might ask you to do. But in general, they are obviously being paid to get someone business—and they are then forwarding a small part of what they are earning to you, the user of the service… and that is how you make money with them.
As a general rule, I have not had the greatest luck with websites like this. They tend not to be very profitable… which basically means that they tend not to pay very well for how long it takes to complete tasks.
This website claimed to pay out in gift cards, PayPal cash, or even Bitcoin… but I was, at this point, still pretty skeptical. They say that when you sign up, you will get 100 free ‘grindabucks’ just for joining… though I also found out that this many grindabucks was only worth $1.
This is another gimmicky thing that websites like this do to make it feel like you are earning more. They pay out in ‘points' instead of dollars, and typically points are worth far less than actual currency. Usually, sites like this will set a pretty high withdrawal amount as well, pay you a super small amount to complete tasks, and then just let you have at it. A lot of people realize it is not worth the time and give up long before they make enough to cash out—which means that the company basically got some free labor out of the deal.
But… I did not know if Grindabucks.com was going to be like this or not. So I decided to go ahead and make an account, just to see. Here is what happened.
Creating An Account On Grindabucks.com
There are a few different menu tab options along the top. These include referrals, my stats, leader-boards, promotions, and the rewards store. There are also sections on the landing page here where you can earn points doing different things. There was a passive earning section, a survey section, an offer wall section, a task ticker, and a chat. Beyond this, though, I didn’t see much else.
The passive earning section as quite interesting. They use services like VideoBull to help their members earn passive income. VideoBull is basically a service where you get rewarded when you watch 15 minutes of whatever video they give you to watch. This might not seem like ‘passive’ income, but on the website, it literally says that this offer can run continuously… even while you are asleep!
But it looks like you can only make 1.1 Grindabucks per 15 minutes with this, which is not so good! It takes 100 Grindabucks to equal $1, so yeah… it would take a long time for this to add up to anything useful!
Unfortunately, this is the problem with websites like Grindabuck.com. They offer ways that anyone can use to make money, but they, as a website, need to take a cut—so that doesn’t leave much for people like you and I, who are trying to earn money on the other end.
Yes, they collect all of the potential profit into one place and cash it out for you when you get enough… but at the end of the day, is it even worth your time to sign up and try it? Is it worth your time to figure out how to use it and maximize your profits with it?
I looked around quite a bit—and here is what I came to decide.
My Personal Feelings About Grindabuck.com
Personally, I feel like Grindabuck.com had a number of positive and negatives. The first positive was that they did make it easy to earn money all in one place. They have a nice Offer Wall, and they also give you opportunities for passive income. Collecting your earnings is easy, and they also have a chat system that makes the process more social.
Anyone can make money with Grindabuck.com. And while I do like to make enough money to make any side hustle worth my time, I must also admit that everyone has to start somewhere. If you feel like Grindabuck is the kind of website that could work for you, then yes, I would consider giving it a try. But I must also say that you will likely reach a point with it where it will seem like it is simply not worth the money to continue onward.
How much you can make on this website is determined by how much time you spend on it. But at a rate of just a few Grindabucks per task or survey, it is going to take a while to build up a dollar—much less more than that.
Personally, I feel like there are much better ways to earn cash online than through services like this. I have never been a huge fan of Offer Walls anyway, because they just don’t tend to be very profitable. But if you are into them, and want to try one out, then Grindabuck.com is an option that you can at least utilize to try out the idea.
One great thing about Offer Wall type sites is that anyone can use them. But with that being said, I would almost always encourage you to find a skill that you can utilize instead. You can even sell stuff on Craigslist to make more money than you could make here.
So yeah. My official opinion of Grindabuck.com is that it is not a terrible survey/offer website… but at the same time, it certainly doesn’t offer the kind of money-making opportunities that could really peak my interest, so I will likely be looking somewhere else for some cash-earning potential.
Our Final Opinion Of Grindabuck.com
Should you sign up and try to use them to make some money taking online surveys and completing offers?
To be completely honest, doing online surveys will never earn more than minimum wage. In fact, most people rarely earn more than $1-$3 per hour, if they are lucky enough to get a payout.
You simply cannot rely on this for income.
If you want to legit make money online you need to invest time into building a website and putting advertising on it. Rather than spend an hour trying to answer boring questions, build a real web property that you can earn monthly income from.
It takes longer to accomplish, but yields bigger results that last longer. Instead of adding a second job to your schedule by looking for paid survey sites, add a second income by building an online business.