I’m not normally a proponent of using GPT (get-paid-to websites) to make money online.
This is because I’ve never been the biggest fan of surveys, and I usually recommend other online jobs rather than taking the GPT route.
However, I’ve still always used GPT websites in some shape or form ever since I got into phone farming and other passive income websites, and deep down, a part of me will always geek out over the many ways you can use a computer to earn some extra money on the side.
That being said, there are a tonne of bad GPT websites and scams out there. It can be very easy to waste your time and not even get paid for your efforts if you don’t know where to look.
So, for anyone who does dabble with GPT websites or is looking to make some additional money whenever they have spare time (or an idle computer), I want to make sure you know where to look.
And that’s why I’m writing my official Grindabuck review!
What Is Grindabuck?
Grindabuck is a get-paid-to website that was founded by Grindabit Interacivte in 2014, and according to their website, Grindabuck has paid out its users more than $515,000 since inception.
If you’re familiar with other popular GPT websites like Swagbucks or PrizeRebel, you might be thinking: ‘haven’t other websites paid out a lot more?’
I mean, probably. Swagbucks states they’ve paid out more than $350M (lol okay), and there are certainly larger and more popular GPT platforms out there.
However, Grindabuck is the only website where I have never had any issue with receiving my rewards, cashing out, or waiting for my gift cards/PayPal cash to be delivered…I’ve had my share of headaches with pretty much every other major GPT site in the business.
Grindabuck has been different in my experience, and I think it has to do with the fact that it’s a smaller player and they have some pretty solid barriers in place to help prevent rampant fraud or things that bog down the system.
Anyway, let’s look at how you can actually make money.
How Do You Make Money With Grindabuck?
Grindabuck has several options for earning GABs (the Grindabuck currency) that are common across most GPT sites.
These options include:
- Watching videos + advertisements through their passive earning section.
- Answering surveys.
- Completing various other offers on the ‘Offer Wall,’ such as downloading mobile apps, reaching certain levels in games, etc.
Personally, I pretty much always use the passive earning section and sometimes run video/ads on a spare laptop or in the background when I work, but many Grindabuck members answer surveys or complete their other offers since they pay more/at a faster rate.
In any case, I’ll give you a quick breakdown of each section!
Earning Passive Income With Grindabuck + How Much I’ve Made:
To date, I’ve earned a little over $135 in mostly passive income from watching videos on Grindabuck.
Keep in mind I’ve also made some of this money from referring friends to Grindabuck, which pays me 10% of their earnings for life, but a lot of the income has still come from watching videos.
Using the video section is fairly straightforward. You simply disable ad blocker, head to Grindabuck’s sections in the passive earning section (I personally like Hideout TV) and start watching videos!
All of the channels will port you to a second website where you will have to make an account, but once you’re signed in, you will start to earn GABs for every 3 videos/ads you ‘watch.’
I say ‘watch,’ because you never really have to watch the damn thing. You can just run it in the background, on an idle device when you’re not around, or on a split screen. If the video requires sound for you to receive credit, just plug in headphones to your computer.
Now, let me be clear: this is advertisement fraud at it’s finest. It’s pretty similar to the whole concept of phone farming.
But hey, it’s a free market. This is bottom of the barrel traffic quality, and advertisers know that. Someone is still willing to pay for all of these ad impressions, and that’s why ad fraud and online advertising in general has some sketchy things going on, to say the least.
If this is an ethical dilemma, you can turn to the other options for making money with Grindabuck!
Answering Surveys + Completing Offers:
I have less experience with completing surveys or offers on Grindabuck, but they do have a fairly robust offer wall with pretty much any provider you’d find on other major GPT websites.
Surveys are definitely where people make the most money on Grindabuck, and from what I gather, while disqualifications can still occur mid-survey and cause some frustration, a lot of the offers payout and you can get into a groove with it.
Not my cup of tea, but hey, people are clearly making some decent money as I’m about to show!
Other Ways To Earn On Grindabuck – Monthly Challenges & VIP Club:
Each month, Grindabuck hosts a ‘who can earn the most’ contest and pays out the top 15 earners with bonus GABs (ranging from 100-27,000 GABs in bonuses).
It’s currently June 17th as I’m writing this, and the number 1 earner has currently earned over 42,000 GABs this month, which is equal to $420. I honestly find that to be pretty amazing.
Plus, Grindabuck also has a VIP – Monthly club which incentives users to earn even more.
The VIP club has 3 tiers which reward members at the start of every month with a bonus based on the previous month of earnings. The tiers are:
- Bronze – Get 100 bonus GABs plus 2% of preceding points earned in the month as a bonus. Requires at least 50 offer completions and 5,000 points in the month.
- Silver – Get 300 bonus GABs plus 4% of preceding points earned in the month as a bonus. Requires at least 100 offer completions and 10,000 points in the month.
- Gold – Get 500 bonus GABs plus 6% of preceding points earned in the month as a bonus. Requires at least 200 offer completions and 20,000 points in the month.
As you can see, Grindabuck is the sort of platform where it pays dividends to consistently return.
Finally, the Grindabuck community/admins are also great at running weekly contests or trivia nights where members can earn free GABs for answering questions in the website chatroom.
To top it all off, there are also frequent GAB giveaways through their newsletter, along with other prizes (they give away free video game copies from time to time).
Between the monthly contest, VIP club, random rewards, and extensive offer wall, Grindabuck is definitely a GPT website with a lot of potential.
Signing Up For Grindabuck – Requirements & Steps:
Here are the current requirements and rules for creating a Grindabuck account, as outlined on the website terms and service section:
- You must be 18 years or older.
- Only one account is allowed per person/IP address, so no multi-account households.
- You must reside in the following countries: The United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, or Australia.
You should also be aware that when verifying your account, you will have to provide some sort of photo ID for verification.
Additionally, please note that for beginner members, the minimum reward cashout is $10. It becomes quicker once you pass your first cashout.
To create a Grindabuck account, head to their website and create an account with the email address you want. Once you verify your email address, you can start to earn GABs by completing offers. Just remember that you will have to verify your identity before cashing out your first $10.
Also note, if you live in the United States, you will have to start worrying about tax forms and submitting this information to Grindabuck/the government after you earn more than $600.
Grindabuck Pros, Cons & Alternatives:
This is definitely a biased review of Grindabuck seeing as it’s the only GPT website I still use on a weekly basis, but I’ll try my best to lay out some pros, cons, and alternative options!
- Very solid community, fun events, and great admins.
- A very rewarding VIP Club and monthly competitions.
- Stable earnings from my experience, and a solid passive income section.
- Very fast payments – once you are level 2 or higher, you can generally expect rewards within a few hours if an admin is on, or at the very least within 1-2 days.
- You’re out of luck if you don’t live in the list of allowed countries. Check out my list of global GPT sites if you want to try dabbling in this online money making method.
- Limited cashout options compared to some other sites (you have Amazon, PayPal, Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum).
- Higher cashout limit than some GPT websites for first time users (although this is to prevent fraud, really).
As for some Grindabuck alternatives, it’s hard to provide a definitive list here as the GPT landscape is ever-changing.
I highly suggest following the Reddit Beermoney community if you are interested in this sort of thing, but you can also take a look at popular websites like:
At the end of the day, I think people do whatever they have to in order to make a living online or earn some extra money.
Personally, I just use GPT websites to make some extra pocket change and because I think the whole industry is pretty fascinating…ever since phone farming, I’ve sort of been hooked.
However, I know that this side hustle idea is not for everyone, and it will also not work in every single country.
Ultimately, you’ll need to find what suits your needs, talents, and desires. I use blogging as my main side hustle because it brings me joy, but there are so many other ideas and opportunities out there.
Just remember, be optimistic, don’t be scared of hard work, and don’t give up! The internet is an awesome place, and there is something out there for everyone!
I hope you guys have enjoyed my official Grindabuck review!
If you want some other effective ideas to reliably earn money every day, check out my post on 15 ways to make between $1-$100 a day!
Catch you guys in the next one.
Tom is a 23 year old recent college graduate from Canada with a passion for side hustling, passive income, and marketing. This Online World is all about providing people with honest ways to make and save more money by using technology. To learn more about Tom, read his About Page!
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