Rewarding Ways certainly isn’t one of the most well-known rewards sites out there. But many users claim that it’s one of the best.
So what’s it about? Similarly to most if not all Get Paid To sites, Rewarding Ways promises to pay small amounts of money for doing various easy, mindless online tasks. Now, you’re probably aware how risky such promises are. There are so many scam survey panels that you’re walking on thin ice every time you hit that Signup button.
In other words, signing up without thinking may cost you much more than you stand to earn.
That’s why we decided to have a thorough look at the panel, to help you make an informed decision!
Site & Company Overview
Frankly, the site does look a bit disappointing. It’s 2020, darn it! Why would a Get Paid To or any other panel look as if we were only just entering the 2000s? When I visited the site for the first time, it really struck me as a third-rate panel, if not downright scam. The logo is so uninvolved that even I could make a better one (even though I’ve never even come close to graphic design).
Be that as it may, we won’t pay this visual aspect any more attention than it deserves. What about the company?
Anyhow, the company is based in Edinburgh, UK. According to their site, Rewarding Ways isn’t their only project of this type. In fact, they also run OfferNation and SuperPay.Me panels. This site doesn’t give us any more vital information, but at least there’s a postal address, which is the first sign of legitimacy.
This panel alone has so far paid nearly $1,5 million – or at least that’s what they claim. They also have a live feed with what they call payment proofs. That’s actually a list of members with dates, payment methods, and paid amounts that are being updated in real time.
As for member reviews, I was surprised how overwhelmingly positive they are both on Reviews.io and TrustPilot. The flat and uniform tone of many reviews didn’t escape my attention – but that still doesn’t mean they aren’t authentic.
So, let’s take those reviews with a grain of salt and do our own independent investigation!
How Does It Work?
Joining is pretty straight-forward. Hit the “Join for Free” tab, fill in your name, postal and email addresses, tick a few boxes and that’s it. You’ll instantly get $0.20 as a signup bonus. Not good, not terrible!
Dollars and cents won’t be the only thing you stand to earn here. You’ll also earn points. The math is simple: 1 point = $0.01. And here are a few types of activities you can engage in.
- Taking online surveys. They don’t host their own surveys. So, get ready for filling out some demographic info every time you click on a new survey provider. Most surveys will pay anything between $0.30 and $0.80.
- Watching videos. Easy though it is to earn money this way, you can’t even expect to earn a whole point per video. That’s a fraction of a penny!
- Completing offers. These may include subscriptions to product/service trials, clicking through various ads, taking quizzes, and the like. Most offers will pay one to three points ($0.01-$0.03). The offer providers are nearly the same as with ySense.
- Participating in contests. This is an automatic process but it only makes sense if you’re super active. The member who earns most will get $350 every three months. There’s something in it for the next 19 members too!
- Referring friends. Per every successful referral, you’ll get 25% of their lifelong earnings. Get your unique referral link and/or banner here.
Note that they may ask you to upload a valid government-issued document (ID, driver’s licence, passport) before they issue your first payment. You needn’t worry about the safety of your sensitive info though. Upon reviewing the upload, they will delete it within 24 hours. If you have any doubts about this, you can file a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
What We Like About Rewarding Ways
- They pay in cash (PayPal, Skrill, Payza, Bitcoin) or gift cards (Amazon, Tango). Those are basically the most attractive payment methods.
- Ridiculously low cashout threshold, at least when compared to most other GPT panels. However hard it is to qualify for a survey or get another matching activity, earning that $1 just can’t be difficult. Keep in mind that the situation is entirely different if you opt for Bitcoin. In that case, you’ll have to reach a $40 threshold.
- A few different ways to earn. If surveys tend to bore you to death, switch to videos or offers.
- They are very prompt with payments. It usually takes up to eight hours for your earnings to hit your PayPal balance. With many other GPT sites, it can take weeks!
- Anyone can join, as long as you’re over 18! I really like it that they aren’t conditioning users by location. Note, however, that this doesn’t mean that everyone will have the same earning potential. Panels rarely say it, but our experience has taught us that the number of available surveys (as well as their worth) will usually depend on your location as well as other demographic characteristics.
What We Don’t Like (or Even Hate) About Rewarding Ways
- They charge a fee per every withdrawal. This is really disappointing. However small the fees are (2% for PayPal and Skrill, 5% for Bitcoin), your earnings will be small enough as it is. Isn’t it enough that they are already getting fat commission from the advertisers?
- The surveys tend to ask a few screening questions and then dump you when you’ve already spent a couple of minutes. That’s a common problem with every single GPT site I’ve ever come across. But that doesn’t make it any less annoying.
- They may ask for verification when you request your payment, and it seems it’s a looong process. Some disappointed users claim it took up to two months for them. Luckily, an overwhelming majority of users didn’t report this or any other issue with the panel, so we may assume that it’s an exception rather than a rule.
Bottomline: Is Rewarding Ways a Nice Way to Get Rewards?
As far as GPT sites go, my answer to this question is: yes. In spite of its few weak points, Rewarding Ways is indeed a decent panel to earn a few extra bucks without breaking a sweat.
Don’t get me wrong though – there’s no such thing as getting rich by taking surveys and doing other online tasks. If that’s what you expect, you’re in for some frustration resulting in a bitter disappointment. And anyone who claims otherwise is not being honest, to put it very mildly.