MetaPaid Pays You to Complete Offers

With so many offers on the Internet for you to download free smileys and sign up for low-interest credit cards, wouldn’t it be nice if someone provided an added incentive for you to go through with these registration forms and applications? While it may be thinly veiled as a series of affiliate links, MetaPaid has the potential to provide its users with a decent source of supplemental income. Read the rest of this review to find out if MetaPaid is worth your while.

How to Get Paid with MetaPaid

MetaPaid is actually a very simple system for you to get paid cash for fulfilling certain offers and signing up for certain programs. After filling out the MetaPaid application form, which you can find on the main page of the site, you are immediately brought into the members’ area. There is no approval process. You are instantly granted access.

The application form only asks for basic information, like a name, email address, phone number, and mailing address. From there, you can navigate to the offers page to see if any of them (there were 74 offers available when this review was written) tickle your fancy. For each offer completed, you will need to submit a Credit Request form.

Payment is sent every 15 days via PayPal, assuming that you meet the minimum threshold of $10. That’s a pretty low payout level if you ask me. Then again, how much do these offers pay anyhow?

Offers Available

Navigating to the offers page, you are presented with a list of the offers that are currently available through MetaPaid. Three critical pieces of information are shown on this page for each offer. You get the name of the offer, its cash value, and how soon the credits can be placed in your account. The cash value of the offers range from a few cents, all the way up to over twenty dollars.

There are several offers that pay you a few dollars at a time, so it doesn’t take much to reach the $10 minimum payment level. A major issue I had with MetaPaid, however, is that they do not provide any further description of any of the offers. When you click on one, you are immediately redirected to the advertiser’s website. There is no prior description beyond the name of the advertiser and there is no description of exactly what you need to do to fulfill the offer requirements.

For credit card applications or the downloading of smiley packages, the requirements are reasonably clear, but what about something like DeVry University? Do I need to enroll in a program with the school? This lack of clarity and the lack of information regarding each offer can make for quite the frustrating user experience.

Not Available in Your Area

And that’s not the only issue with MetaPaid. Taking a quick check through the provided FAQ, you will discover that MetaPaid services are only available to members located in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The rest of the world is pretty much out of luck with this “permission-based marketing company.”

Being a Canadian, I thought that I wouldn’t have too much trouble navigating through the available MetaPaid offers, but a large number came up with this message: “We’re sorry! This offer is not available in your area. You will be redirected shortly.” Having this information available right from the offers page would certainly make things a lot easier. How about some little country flags, MetaPaid?

Potentially Good Idea, But…

We’ve seen services similar to those offered by MetaPaid in the past. The idea is actually pretty clever, because they are able to get paid by convincing members to fulfill affiliate offers. If the offers are good for all parties involved and the user interface is well designed, I can see an idea like this really catching on. Unfortunately for MetaPaid, the lack of information surrounding each offer — especially what is required to fulfill each individual offer — is a real deal killer. The offers page needs some serious work.

Too bad. MetaPaid could have worked.


56 thoughts on “MetaPaid Pays You to Complete Offers”

  1. As an experienced past GPT site owner I would have to say that these sites are not an answer to any webmaster looking to make some “Easy cash”. They are actually a ton of work and hardly worth the effort you put into them.

    1. I fully agree with what Kyle says.. Making Cash through such treacherous schemes is never easy..Its better to invest our time somewhere else rather that in this way of making money.

      1. MR. NICE GUY says:

        Hmmm. sounds another great make money site for the moms and dads who are looking for extra income in the net to help pay bills.

    2. Kevin says:

      i guess this is just a time consuming… may be people can invest their time else where πŸ˜†

      1. It is about as useless as those PTC sites.

        1. Paul B says:

          The trick with PTC is you get other people to do the clicking. Easiest way of adding an extra $200 a week I’ve found.

          1. Either way…PTC services suck too!

    3. Yeah. GPT sites usually suck too

  2. wisdom says:

    Seems like a way to make money, but I’d rather spend my time elsewhere.

  3. There are millions of sites like this and they’re all stupid and ridiculous.

    (a) Why have a $10 payout? Who cares about $10? This low payout just turns me away from them because it probably means that all the offers are extremely low paying and you’ll never make any real money.

    (b) The offers are always useless things that no one wants. Why in the world would you put “apply to this college” as an offer, it’s totally stupid, how many conversions do you really think you’re going to get? 1, if you’re lucky.

    (c) The site itself looks very unprofessional. Michael mentioned that the offers have no descriptions, so how are users supposed to know what to do? Poor usability, you might keep 10% of your potential users.

    I’d be interested to know if anyone has actually had any success with sites like this, “success” being defined as making AT LEAST 3 figures. Anyone?

    1. The people making the money are the ones running the MetaPaid site. They are signing up people and producing leads for other affiliate companies and they get paid $20 to $30 each time someone signs up for some supposed free offer.

  4. PaulB says:

    I tried AdBux.org, you soon get pretty bored of the offers and most people DON’T make it to the minimum payout. There are only so many smilies you can download!

    I’ve also signed up with 2 other really easy ways of making money online, bux.to and My Search Funds (more about them over at my place). With Bux.to I’ve made over $200 in little more than 10 days and My Search Funds I’ll be due a payment with 1 week of joining. They key with both is getting referrals.

    There are tonnes of scams out there but I can hand on heart say that those 2 are genuine IMO.

    1. Have you recieved a payment with Bux.To? I hear they make you wait 60 business days and that is crap. I’ve also heard of many PTC programs who pay some people to defend as “payment proof” but then shaft everyone else.

      1. Paul B says:

        I’ve just requested my first payout so we’ll see. I have 2 friends who have been paid (that’s why i signed up) but it did take a while. The again people like WidgetBucks take 45 days, the industry norm is creeping out towards 2 months now so it’s just a case of being patient.

        If Bux.to does turn out to be a scam I’ll be the first one to shout about it πŸ™‚

  5. Lets say I put a hot chick in my Gravatar and say I make $1000/day on the internet using a blog would you click on my link? I would think so but that would be a lie and if the internet stands for anything its credibility.

    Sunchicken.com

    1. People would click it but if the information on your site isn’t good they’d never come back.

  6. Emirham says:

    I have had success at quite a lot of these types of website. Most of them do tend to explain what you need to do in order to be paid for the offer. The latest site I have joined is Free Cash Money Gifts which is new site with few members but looks really good and is having new offers added all of the time. It clearly explains what you have to do to be paid.

  7. Binary Ant says:

    This is another kind of affiliate marketing. You don’t make money by doing all those things, you earn it by referring people…So I think this is some kind of bluff because most of the offers they have are a little crappy

  8. Kelvin lee says:

    I am so regret that is not available in my city. πŸ˜₯

    1. You are lucky then.

  9. Apoorv says:

    DAMN, It is not in my country, I will wait for it 😳

  10. BlogTalks says:

    They make it so confusing for people clicking through to the sites as you are not sure what you are meant to do. Some offer catch you out as you are required to make payment for things.

    1. You are correct, read the terms of the offers before clicking on them and you will see “upon clicking siubmit you agree to a monthly subscription of 9.99$/month” blah blah. They are scams and the person supplying the offers are the only ones making money.

  11. Bob says:

    oh ! man it’s not available in my area… πŸ™ but hope to see it soon in my country tooo!! after alll it’s a nice program….

  12. I don’t get it? Some of these offers cost you more money than you make at MetaPaid, what kind of deal is that?

    1. isn’t that with any other affilate marketing??

      1. If you think that’s the way affiliate marketing works, you have a lot to learn.

  13. That looks totally same to any “paid to read” sites, any experience webmaster will pas over it.

  14. Thiago Prado says:

    What a waste of time. I don’t think it’s a good idea to enroll in a program where you’d spend a lot of time and money for nothing. If you use your time better you can find more better deals on the internet.

  15. But who really manages the money matters in this kind of business? What assurance does one have that you’ll get your check? I don’t know, but this doesn’t seem like the ideal way of making money.

  16. chessmaster says:

    I agree with Binary Ant,
    Most of the ads the offer are useless. Who is going to click on anything such as “get a college degree”.
    To much effort for a poor result.

    1. actually there are people who click.
      Think about it–who clicks on google ads?

  17. Flimjo says:

    Seems like a good idea, but they obviously have to expand a little more and make the process more transparent.

  18. kim says:

    why the sudden drop in traffic to your blog?

  19. kellex says:

    This site should now be titled, “Watch me eat and scam the f*ck out of you” Chow dot Com.

    1. Thiago Prado says:

      I don’t think it’s nice of you to come here and curse. If you don’t like the blog just stop reading and look for some other blog that gives the information you’re expecting.

      1. kellex says:

        Exactly what information are you getting from here? Spam videos about Mercedes dealers or Dot com Pho BS? What exactly does this blog do for anyone anymore? You are all like hte Viva paper towel that just sops up sh*t.

  20. I hate these offers sites. A lot of them require you to sign up with credit cards that will later charge you a monthly fee. If you cancel your membership before you get charged, then the offers company will not pay you. In my opinion, it is not worth the hassle or time. If you are that desperate for money, get a real job.

    1. Paul B says:

      Or join the Berry tree? πŸ˜‰

  21. Wade says:

    Looks like an Affiliate Marketer made the site. Instead of spreading campaigns across facebook, ebay, or landing pages, they just made a website with a collection of affiliate offers. Say one pays them 56 bucks, they pay you 15 bucks for completing the offer. (these are not exact stats). Then everybody wins. They convert, get profit, you get paid.. Everyone loves it. The vagueness makes me feel like it was an actual Affiliate Marketer made site. It could work though, and hopefully they read the reviews and fix the things they need. 6 months later, advertise the revanped service, and have 10 times more deals… Looks like the prefired on the whole deal. They should have waited a little longer to go live.

    Shudogg Dot Com – Make Money Online Blogging

  22. Noobpreneur says:

    John,

    Thanks for the review – Although it’s not a new concept, I still see it has the potential – but for the OWNER πŸ˜›

    It’s a great site to get good service from ‘partners’ at a very low pay. I personally don’t really like it – paid too low, hassle too much.

  23. Zak Show says:

    The first 0.01$ that i earned on the internet was via GPT program. I worked too hard for 6 month to get a damn 20$ to buy a domain and a cheap ass host. That’s why now i hate all GPT and stupid incencitive survey program ! Oh My GOD πŸ‘Ώ

  24. Hello John, It is happy to hear about metapaid. Good opportunity. But it is sad to hear that it is not available in our area. But can we act as an affiliate?

  25. Terry Tay says:

    This has been tried many times over with several sites. It’s not really something you can make money from in my opinion. If you want to get money back by completing offers, get a “cash back” credit card that gives you cash back to use it.
    ~Terry

  26. This plan might looks really nice but the efficiency of this program is a big question mark.These sort of things have started to flood the market these days.

  27. Pradeep says:

    Why we Indians don’t get such offers at 1st place why this blog masters treat us as third generation country 😐

  28. Wooo bad idea guys. Incentivized traffic and offers are a pretty shitty way to make money these days. First off, it’s nothing new. Second, for the advertisers, the conversions are super high in the beginning but almost always result in refunds, chargebacks, and a ton of lost revenue. Hence the reason so many ad networks have disallowed incentivized traffic for their offers.

    I know you were probably paid to post this one John, but dude, you seriously need to evaluate between good, bad and just plain foolish judgement calls before you post. Regardless of how much someone is offering to pay you for a post.

  29. I’m sorry but all GPT sites suck…and thats why there is no point using them in my opinion.

  30. Apoorv says:

    Would love to try them for sure, Busy now days a bit πŸ˜€

  31. MR. NICE GUY says:

    I went to the site and its really amzing. I think many bloggers would be interested to join this company. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  32. Holly says:

    A few Get Paid to sites actually are good, no your not going to make millions from them, but I’ve made a few thousand from them in the last 2 years. Thats about 3 thousand more then I would have had.

    Yes some offer sites suck, but if you find a good one you stick with it and only do things you are actually interested in. It’s a good way to make EXTRA cash, not an income.

    I once thought of starting one up, but they are very complicated and take a lot of time. The good sites have teams of people working for them.

  33. Sha says:

    Sadly, the only people who will still use these sites are the ones that want cash so bad that they don’t realize there are better ways to make [GOOD] money online.

  34. John, your review is nice.

    There are many ways to earn money online and you have shown one of them. It all depends upon one’s interest and circumstances how he/she interpret this information.

    Cheers,
    Codrut Turcanu – “Succeeding Against All Odds!”

  35. My friend owns a similar site – Free cash Money Gifts which does explain exactly what you nee dto do to earn. He Pays by Paypal and paid me within a few days of requesting payout – the minimum withdrawal amount of just $5. It is a fairly new site and because of that they are running a referral contest until the end of June with 10 prizes – the top one being $100. It is well worth a go if you are good at finding active referrals.

  36. There used to be a site called Spedia.net which I also gave you money for signing up for different options. I made about 200 dollars from it. The nice thing about them was that it was available all over the world, so I could sign up from Estonia! πŸ˜†

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