RewardTV sounds cool. Who doesn’t like the idea of earning money just by playing games? Especially for those of us who actually like trivia games. While the games themselves can be fun, actually making money from RewardTV is very difficult, and for me, a waste of time when I could be doing something more valuable, producing real income.
This site is a bit different than most other task-based sites – because you are supposed to have actually watched the shows that you are answering trivia questions for. In theory this limits how much you can earn from the site, because most of us don’t spend all day every day watching television.
Of course, you could probably find many of the answers online, but doing that takes time. That’s not all that practical for earning money, as you want to be efficient.
You are also limited to doing 5 games per day for shows that you watched on the TV and 20 games per week for shows that you watched online. So, right from the start, there are some pretty strong restrictions on what you could potentially earn.
The games themselves are pretty much what you would expect from a trivia game. Basically, you earn points for the correct responses that you make. The exact number of questions (and their difficulty) seems to vary from one show to the next.
Because of this – you have to actually be good at trivia for it to be worth the effort. For me, that makes the site a no-go. Even if I watched the show the night before, I’m not especially good at remembering the details.
There are a few other things that you can do on the site to earn points, like take surveys, but there aren’t that many. Instead, the focus is strongly on the trivia.
Completing trivia and doing surveys earns you points, which are then used in two ways. One approach is prizes, like these:
Annoyingly, the available prizes rotate over time, so you never really know what your options are going to be. The items are also pretty expensive. For example, I earned 700 points from one trivia game I did, and I could have earned up to 1,700 points for that one. Even if I did 5 quizzes a day and got every answer right, it would still take quite some time to hit a reward.
And even then, I’d have to wait till the site offered an appealing reward.
The alternatives are sweepstakes and auctions.
Auctions are exactly what they sound like, except that you are bidding with points instead of money. Some of the items are appealing, but other ones aren’t especially. They also have a minimum bid amount, so you are still going to end up needing a considerable amount of points.
With sweepstakes, you pay points for entering and then hope that you win something. I imagine that most people end up entering the sweepstakes just because these have the lowest entry requirements.
Sweepstakes are horrible though. You have no way of knowing your chance to win and you can’t even be sure that the competition is even being conducted fairly. There is a good chance that you could simply throw all of your points into the sweepstakes and never win a thing.
The reputation for this site seems to be mixed. For example, some people seem to really enjoy it. That isn’t too surprising. After all, if you are really into trivia and TV, then the site essentially offers a little bit of a reward for doing something you would have done anyway.
Other people have a much lower opinion of the site.
Part of this probably comes from what people expected when they joined, but another part comes from the terms and conditions for the site. In particular, the site does have pretty stringent rules to stop people cheating.
This can often be an issue, because RewardTV doesn’t have any real way of knowing whether or not someone is actually cheating. So, the site will guess and sometimes it will guess wrong. Because of this, people sometimes end up with their accounts terminated even though they never did anything wrong.
That can be a real problem if you have spent weeks working towards rewards on the site. It’s also a very strong indication that you have no real control over what you earn or how long you stay with the company.
Who is Reward TV For?
RewardTV is not a good choice for anyone trying simply to earn money. With the high price of the rewards and the limited amount of quizzes you can do per day, earning anything would take a lot of time. That doesn’t even factor in how long watching the shows would take – which you would need to do to get the questions right.
However, the site might be a good choice for someone who watches TV regularly and who enjoys trivia. After all, you are earning money for playing games. It might not be a lot of money and it does take a long time, but if the site is just a time waster for you that probably doesn’t matter.
For people looking to earn money to pay bills or to make life a bit easier, steer clear from this site. You really need an approach that is focused on making real, consistent money. The only way to do this is to start an actual business. That may seem a bit scary if you've never done something like it before, but you can do it all online, and I even show you how I started my own online business in my free email course. After all, your time is valuable, you shouldn’t be wasting it on sweepstakes and TV trivia.
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.