Get Paid to Read Emails

by Mei Lynn last updated on February 7, 2014 56 comments

Get paid to read emails is another great way to earn extra money. You won’t make a lot but it’s free and flexible, and is just so easy to do!

How does “Get Paid To Read Emails” work?

You join a “Get Paid To (GPT)” site/program, usually giving them your name, email and other demographic information, and the site/program owner delivers advertisers ads to your email box, and you click on the link in the emails to visit the advertisers’ websites – yes, you are actually get  paid to view ads! Usually you get paid cash or “points” for reading and clicking. Most of those sites also offer other ways to get paid such as shop and sign up offers.

What’s the catch?

Most of these “GetPaidTo” sites are short lived – for some reason, they don’t “survive” for a long time, they come and go. It’s not uncommon you heard people complaining they are scam! Also, majority of those sites pay really low, they usually pay less than one cent, which make them not worth your time!

Tip: if you do those low paying (1 cent or less per email) paid to read emails, make sure you cash out as soon as you reach payout – you never know when they are going to close their doors!

What are the BEST Legit Paid To Read Emails Sites?

However, there are a few honest, legitimate and reliable and “high paying” sites that actually worth joining in my opinion - Below are the best/top paying PTR sites, all pay 1 cent and up - all pay cash either by Paypal or check.

Hits4Pay – You receive $5 in your account when sign up as a member. They send you emails according to your interest. You earn $0.02 for viewing each ad. Cash out minimum is $25.00. Pay cash via Paypal. They also have a two-tier referral system. You need to login to your account to read the paid emails. Their paid emails/paid ads do expire so make sure check their emails at least once a week.

DealsnCash - They pay $5.00 for sign up, $0.01 – $0.02 for viewing each email/ad. They also have a double tier referral system. Minimum cash out requirement is $30, and they pay cash via Paypal. (Please make sure your Email provider don’t block DealsnCash). Their paid emails/paid ads also  expire so make sure check their emails at least once a week.

Note: Hits4Pay and DealsnCash have plenty ads if you select the right categories, please read comments below to find hint (my answer to paul).

InboxDollars - You get $5 just for signing up at Inboxdollar.  They pay $0.02 for reading/clicking each email,/ad. You can also earn from taking surveys ($0.5 for daily surveys, and they do have target surveys that pay up to $10), completing paid offers, doing search and simple tasks etc.  They also have a referral system. You must earn at least $30.00 to request cash payment (via check). Please note: you are required to do some surveys or offers in order for them to keep sending you paid emails.

SendEarning – You get $5.00 sign up bonus. SendingEarings is the sister site of Inboxdollars. It works pretty much the same as Inboxdollars. They pay $0.02 for reading each email/ad, and you can also make money by taking surveys (daily surveys and target surveys), completing paid offers and shoppings. Minimum payout is $30, and they pay cash via check. Please note: you are required to do some surveys or offers in order for them to keep sending you paid emails.

MyPoints – You earn 5 points, which worth about $0.03 for reading an email, and cash out minimum is 1600 points ($10). They also send surveys that offer 10 – 50 points, you earn 10 points if disqualify. Points can be redeemed for Cash via Paypal, Amazon Gift certificates and other popular retail gift cards. I have cashed out quite a few Walmart gift cards and they send the cards very quickly. MyPoints is legit and a very reliable site.

Advice/Tips & Notes:

1. As you can see some of the sites above have a pretty high cash out requirement of $25 or $30. So finding active referrals will greatly shorten the time needed to reach the minimum payout, especially for hits4pay and deaslncash. Even it’s just a couple of friends signing up as your referrals and actively clicking ads, will be very helpful.

2. Reading paid emails/Viewing ads only take a few minutes a day, or you can schedule a specific time to do the work. For example, I check those emails once a week, usually during weekend.

 

56 Comments

  1. Stella says:

    addition, the majority PTC sites offer a commission to its members in support of signing up contemporary members (similar to many associate marketing.
    From my journey, there really are no “instant Dollars” to be made on the internet, except from the scam websites that
    will easily deprive you of your hard earned cash.
    This way, you can increase your earning potential to multiple
    folds.

  2. Krystle says:

    So your gut feeling would the first line of defense against the cheats.
    Paid survey companies have emerged to connect consumers with the manufacturing and
    service companies to help these companies improve their products and services.

    This thing won’t help, be everything you are and let each other
    benefit from the real you.

  3. Linda says:

    Hello I just want to thank you all for your comments on this survey topic.
    It is helpful to know which ones are not worth the time.
    I find it frustrating when a site says they have your check/money waiting then
    they try to sign you up for more surveys (that you already signed up with) it is a viscous circle. I have been trying to go to each individual site and make sure that I can actually login using my email/password. Then pin this site to my start page. Any other suggestions to weed out the junk?

    Wish everyone HAPPY NEW YEAR! Linda

    • Mei Lynn says:

      Hi Linda,

      Thank you for your comment. I understand your frustration. My suggestion is go to my Survey List here (and bookmark it):

      http://mysurvey123.com/united-states-paid-surveys-list/

      And start signing up with all the legit survey sites on the list (or as many as you feel comfortable). If you have already signed up with certain survey sites, you can use their “forget password” function to recover your password. Make sure make a note for each site you already joined.

      Hope it helps and please feel free to let me know if you have any questions!

      Wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR too!

  4. mike says:

    [quote name=Corinna][quote name=mlynn]Hi chrixi, Panda Research is scam, don’t waste time with them. Check out the “Paid Survey Scam” section.[/quote]
    They are not a waste of time. I just cashed out and my money went to my paypal account just as promised. : )[/quote]SKAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

    • jessica says:

      Want to get paid to read emails, I like Hits4pay because they pay two cents an email instead of one fourth of a penny like most. Hits4pay lets you use referrals to make even more money. Check it out yourself

  5. anthony says:

    do not get on memolink and do things on there because it takes weeks to get the point and they keep jumping up the point for gift card and cash this this site mypoints and rewardport is a couple good sites that you will like and i have been on them for 9 years and i have not had any trouble with them

  6. Shawna says:

    I noticed you haven’t mentioned Inbox Pays. I recently started and its usually 5 cents an email :lol: Just wondering if they”re not legit since no mention of them? Def don’t wanna waste my time! BTW great site!!!

    • Maxx says:

      I doubt that they are legit. My experience was getting my account to ~$48 and then none of my other offers validated so i couldnt reach the payout of $50. I contacted admins and customer support. They made excuses and blamed the sponsors. We exchanged screenshots and emails, but nothing ever happened. Seems like a scam to me.
      Id avoid it unless youre going to dump money into it.

    • mlynn says:

      Sorry for the late reply Shawan – I didn’t notice until now. and thanks for your thoughts and comments Maxx.. I don’t know much about them – by looking at their website it’s a paid offer site, personally I don’t have a good impression about them by the look and feel of their site. I personally won’t bother with them.

  7. John says:

    I want to get trusted ptr websites i have been wasting time on scams pls recommend for me and good survey websites also

    • Mei Lynn says:

      Hi John, the ones I listed on this page are the reputable legitimate companies. I only list the ones that I trust and personally use. Hope it helps and good luck!

  8. nikki says:

    [quote name=Steve]I’ve used surveyspot and its great.Not all of there surveys are paid but i’ve found that the more non paid surveys i take the more paid surveys they send me.Some 10$ and higher.[/quote]I just started survey head last month and have already made 20.00. you are right. i did notice they are sending me tons of surveys and plenty on my dashboard

  9. Conni says:

    Roger: Welcome to our live chat service. Please make sure you have added the email address supportcenter@cotterweb.net to your email address book and safe list while I read your query/question

    Roger: Hi

    Constance: hi

    Roger: please let me know your issue

    Constance: ok. I requested a check bk in Feb. they said it should arrive in April. My current earnings DO NOT show that I made this request at all.

    Roger: Please wait one moment while I access your account information

    Constance: k

    Roger: I would like to inform you that your check was denied, For further assistance I am escalating your issue to senior support

    Constance: y?

    Constance: y couldn’t they tell me this b4?

    Roger: You will get revert back from our senior support. Kindly wait for 24 to 48 hours

    Constance: i have done this twice now, and this was my first payment! i was very excited, but now I am very disappointed. I will not waste my time on a company that denies my payment.

    Constance: Still waiting for the “resolution dept” to get bk to me. that was almost a wk ago! smh

    Roger: Thank you for chatting with me. Please make sure the email address supportcenter@cotterweb.net is in your safe list.

    Constance: I am going to tell everyone and mlynn that u guys are liars!

    Roger: You have already received an email from our side on april 5

    Constance: That was to reactivate my acct. Nothing that had to do with me getting my money

    Your chat transcript will be sent to mekadascorpio@yahoo.com at the end of your chat.

    Roger: You must have received an email from us on Apr 5, 2012 in regards to the matter so kindly check your inbox once again

    Constance: i have checked my inbox, spam, and trash folders. There is nothing there.
    Please be careful when dealing with them.

  10. mlynn.admin says:

    [quote name=maddy]Hi,

    I am a housewife and I had registered with My Points a year ago. I have encashed more than $75 worth of GC’s. Though they do not have the cash facility, still this site rocks. :-)
    You get paid for just reading their mails which they send frequently in a day. Cheers ![/quote] Hi maddy – I agree. It’s very easy to earn from MyPoints! They actually offer cash payment vis Paypal now!

  11. Corinna says:

    [quote name=mlynn]Hi chrixi, Panda Research is scam, don’t waste time with them. Check out the “Paid Survey Scam” section.[/quote]
    They are not a waste of time. I just cashed out and my money went to my paypal account just as promised. : )

  12. Corinna says:

    [quote name=Mark][quote name=Scottar]I tried their business last month. I got the $5.00 credit and some minor cash payout by just clicking email offers.

    The problem is that on most of the paid emails the sponsors try to entice you to take the offer and get paid more. On may of the emails I didn’t even get paid the minimal amount which was around 0.25 to 0.50.

    To make matters worse I saw a sharp increase in the amount of SPAM in my email server SPAM isolation page. It has to be linked to InBoxDollars as they had my private info.

    I finally got tired of their paid email circus and un-enrolled. Since I was far from the minimum $30 dollar cashout I got nothing for my efforts except large amounts of continuing SPAM.

    And the same warning goes out for the Survey company- MyView. Unless you like the offers it not worth the pain. You will be just opening a SPAM pandora’s box with these companies. :side: :-x [/quote]Good warning BB, I found that the amount of info they ask for in dealsncash for instance to be very intrusive, for 2-5 cents? rediculous. Can you say “identity theft” These sites dont need that much info and that worries the hell outa me[/quote]
    I have cashed out with Inbox Dollars several times and have never had these problems. Sorry to hear of your troubles.

  13. mlynn.admin says:

    WoW christiana! Never heard of this site but it has to be a scam!! Thank you for letting us know!

  14. christiana says:

    Hi, does anyone know about 365dayclub? their signup bonus is $50 and cash out is 1999 took me months to get there now i have $2161 i requested for cash out since Sept 23, on 24 Dec they sent me a message that i should activate my account with $50 before they can pay me. on checking their site to see my payment status i saw paid on the 22 Dec whereas they didnt pay me anything. so i think they are big scammer.

  15. mxg51702lq says:

    I recently received a $52.20 check from InboxDollars and so I can say for a certainty that Inbox Dollars is not a scam. However it did take almost 2 years for me to earn this payment. I also recently received a $25 Staples gift card from MyPoints so MyPoints is also legitimate. Earning the gift card from MyPoints was a lot lot faster than InboxDollars. These sites are a good place to earn 10 or 20 or 30 cents per day per site, most every day.

  16. mlynn.admin says:

    [quote name=mlynn][quote name=Hepsy Mae]I just took a look at your website and just a little disappointed. I noticed you have Matrixmail listed here. Please avoid. They are another scam.[/quote]Hi Hepsy Mae – sorry you feel disappointed. I will consider removing them, but before I do that, can you give more details about them? They never paid you??[/quote]Hi Hepsy, I just removed Matrixmail from the list. :)

  17. Jeong Fui says:

    Hay, I am in India, but i have been working with US customers for 5 years, so i have a good idea of their culture and things happening there.
    Can i take those survey’s and get paid. If yes, can u recommend some sites where i can register.

    Please reply this in my email.

    Thanks

    Jeong Fui

  18. mlynn.admin says:

    [quote name=Hepsy Mae]I just took a look at your website and just a little disappointed. I noticed you have Matrixmail listed here. Please avoid. They are another scam.[/quote]Hi Hepsy Mae – sorry you feel disappointed. I will consider removing them, but before I do that, can you give more details about them? They never paid you??

  19. Hepsy Mae says:

    I just took a look at your website and just a little disappointed. I noticed you have Matrixmail listed here. Please avoid. They are another scam.

  20. NICKOLE SMITH says:

    I HOPE THIS IS FUN

  21. NICKOLE SMITH says:

    CRAZY :woohoo:

  22. Kristie says:

    [quote name=mlynn]Hi shaggy, have you been paid by this new site? thanks for the heads up![/quote]
    I am a member of inbox dollars, it took awhile, but i got a check for $38.61 in the mail just 2 weeks ago and everything was legigt!

  23. Mark says:

    [quote name=Scottar]I tried their business last month. I got the $5.00 credit and some minor cash payout by just clicking email offers.

    The problem is that on most of the paid emails the sponsors try to entice you to take the offer and get paid more. On may of the emails I didn’t even get paid the minimal amount which was around 0.25 to 0.50.

    To make matters worse I saw a sharp increase in the amount of SPAM in my email server SPAM isolation page. It has to be linked to InBoxDollars as they had my private info.

    I finally got tired of their paid email circus and un-enrolled. Since I was far from the minimum $30 dollar cashout I got nothing for my efforts except large amounts of continuing SPAM.

    And the same warning goes out for the Survey company- MyView. Unless you like the offers it not worth the pain. You will be just opening a SPAM pandora’s box with these companies. :side: :-x [/quote]Good warning BB, I found that the amount of info they ask for in dealsncash for instance to be very intrusive, for 2-5 cents? rediculous. Can you say “identity theft” These sites dont need that much info and that worries the hell outa me

  24. mlynn.admin says:

    Hi shaggy, have you been paid by this new site? thanks for the heads up!

  25. shaggy261 says:

    paid to read emails are one of the best starting out, i use crazy browser or firefox to open the emails side by side in the same window, makes it faster to look at them.

    i found another site comparable to emails but made for fun. it’s a free to play RPG game site, you play through dungeons, kill monster, collect gold, gold is converted to cash each month. payout by alertpay, paypal or by check.
    minimum $10 to cashout, if you guys would like to be my referral, it will be greatly appreciated.
    http://www.dungeons-treasures.com/index.php?c=1&p=1038

  26. mlynn.admin says:

    Thanks for your comment and perspective MasterBB. :-) ;-)

  27. mlynn.admin says:

    Sorry you have been spammed Scottar. I would suggest you use a (or more) “disposable” email(s) just for paid emails/paid offers. You will get spam especially if you do paid offers.
    By the way, MyView is NOT GPT site, it’s a legit paid survey company.

  28. MasterBB says:

    I thank u for the recommendation.From my point a view this PTR is still worth to shot.Afterall, it is free money. And as for them who prefer to quit b4 reaching the limit, I respect that, but here’s my opinion on it, nobody can earn easy money without 1st making an effort. In PTR you can always login to earn some more instead of waiting your inbox loaded with email ads.

  29. Scottar says:

    I tried their business last month. I got the $5.00 credit and some minor cash payout by just clicking email offers.

    The problem is that on most of the paid emails the sponsors try to entice you to take the offer and get paid more. On may of the emails I didn’t even get paid the minimal amount which was around 0.25 to 0.50.

    To make matters worse I saw a sharp increase in the amount of SPAM in my email server SPAM isolation page. It has to be linked to InBoxDollars as they had my private info.

    I finally got tired of their paid email circus and un-enrolled. Since I was far from the minimum $30 dollar cashout I got nothing for my efforts except large amounts of continuing SPAM.

    And the same warning goes out for the Survey company- MyView. Unless you like the offers it not worth the pain. You will be just opening a SPAM pandora’s box with these companies. :side: :-x

  30. Paul says:

    Hi i was just wondering if u heard anything about the site clixsense? thanks

  31. mlynn.admin says:

    Hi Paul,
    I recently changed my selection of categories to mostly the categories under “Money and Employment (all categories under this section)” and “Internet Business Services (Internet Advertising & Internet Marketing)”. After the change, I see a big increase of ads I received.:-)

    Hope it helps, you can also play around and test it out yourself to see what work best for you!! :cheer:

  32. paul says:

    hi on the website dealsncash, u said they send and pay for looking at ads and they send plenty if u kno wat categories wat categories would u use and have u ever gotten paid by them and about how long does it take? thanks

  33. mlynn.admin says:

    Hi chrixi, Panda Research is scam, don’t waste time with them. Check out the "Paid Survey Scam" section.

  34. chrix says:

    i just signed up with panda research and i just wanted to find out if they are legit

  35. Steve says:

    I’ve used surveyspot and its great.Not all of there surveys are paid but i’ve found that the more non paid surveys i take the more paid surveys they send me.Some 10$ and higher.

  36. maddy says:

    Hi,

    I am a housewife and I had registered with My Points a year ago. I have encashed more than $75 worth of GC’s. Though they do not have the cash facility, still this site rocks. :-)
    You get paid for just reading their mails which they send frequently in a day. Cheers !

  37. Beau says:

    [quote name=annie]has anyone heard of makemoneytakingsurveys.org? is this really legit?[/quote]
    Annie; Yes, I paid for this site and after I realized that I already registered for most of their 120 free to register for paid survey sites… DON’T PAY FOR http://www.makemoneytakingsurveys.org

  38. Harris P says:

    Never forget ‘homepages friends’, they pay 0.01~0.02 GBP for each search,25GBP payout by paypay or check :D ,I signed up 4 month before and got paid twice. it’s really great site, your earning can grow quickly. If you guys want to be my referral, much big thanks, and it allow for international member by the way. the link is following:
    http://www.myhpf.co.uk/banner.asp?Friend=332671

  39. Beth K says:

    Just an additional note about Inbox Dollars and Send Earnings…they charge you $3 to send you a check and that’s the only way they pay. :cry:

    Thanks for this site!

  40. medicswife2002 says:

    I had to LOL earlier today when I realized how long it’ll take me to cash out on snapdollars (not listed but many have heard of it). I get average 2 emails a day at 1 cent each. with a 35 dollar cash out (or 40, I can’t remember)…I’ll never get there it seems. I signed up June 2008. I’m up to 11.74 so far lol. But, I’ll keep plugging away. Inbox and MyPoints are FAVORITES of mine and I appreciate that you’ve listed other ‘good’ ones and I’m going to go sign to all of them today. Thanks again! Lisa

  41. annie says:

    has anyone heard of makemoneytakingsurveys.org? is this really legit?

  42. shigo says:

    great sites, ‘ll check them out

  43. evangelista says:

    cool :D :D

  44. Roddy says:

    Thanks 8)

  45. BRENDA P says:

    I started today and we hope that is true because I have 3 children and the only revenue is as my wife

  46. Mei says:

    Hi Jasmine,

    Thank you for your kind comment and welcome!

  47. Jasmine says:

    This site really helped me find the right jog for me and from home to so this is a sight that I would highly recommend

  48. Mei says:

    Thanks Anna!

  49. Anna 102737 says:

    Great Site! kruyxz

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