Wouldn’t it be great if you could make money by doing nothing more than watching videos?
Well, guess what? Now you can. The following websites and mobile apps will actually reward you for watching various videos, commercials and other clips. Here’s a list of 10 such reward sites.
Swagbucks offers numerous ways to score Swagbucks, which can be redeemed for gift cards, sweepstakes entries and cash. One of these ways is by watching videos, commercials, sports, music and news clips and sponsored content. This content pays out 1-3 SB, with the exchange rate of SB to dollars being 100 SB=$1.
The nice thing about Swagbucks Watch is that you can watch it either on your regular computer or mobile phone. You can also install Swagbucks Watch as an extension to your Chrome ISP.
This mobile app offers you the opportunity to watch movies, trailers, sports, educational, lifestyle and comedy clips, and play games. When you do, you earn Perk Points, which can be redeemed for gift cards, prize drawings and plain and simple cash.
The exchange rate of Perks Points to cash isn’t bad; 1000 points gets you $1.00 in cash. Watching a short clip (such as an ad prior to a video) nets you 1 PP, and you also get 100 PP on signup. Feature movies earn 10 PP or more.
Perk.TV is actually a family of apps, enabling you to download only those activities you wish to participate in. The only drawback with this arrangement is that you’ll need to update all these apps periodically.
This website is actually a product of the Nielsen Company, which provides ratings for TV programs. With RewardTV, you go online to play trivia games that test your knowledge of various movies, game shows, comedy skits, etc. If you answer the questions correctly, you are awarded points. Those points can be redeemed for either gift cards or cash. You are also entered into sweepstakes drawings.
It takes 30,000 points to equal $1, which seems a bit steep; however, keep in mind that answering a single RewardTV survey or quiz can earn you 7,500 points.
Speaking of Nielsen, you can learn about becoming an online, mobile and/or media panelist at the company’s website. If you are selected and agree to be monitored, you will be sent a device that connects to your computer, mobile phone or TV. You will also be asked to track your viewing habits by keeping a diary.
Unfortunately, you cannot just apply to be a panelist; instead, you must be randomly selected by Nielsen. Once selected, you are mailed informational materials to your home. However, Nielsen has recently increased the number of households it surveys, so be on the lookout for any Nielsen mail potentially showing up in your mailbox.
This online rewards program offers numerous ways to earn MyPoints, including viewing ads, clipping coupons and filling out surveys. Additionally, MyPoints can also be earned for watching news, educational, sports and other video clips.
Depending on the gift card merchant, the exchange rate for MyPoints is 150-200 MyPoints per dollar. To better understand this exchange rate, consider that watching a video set on MyPoints nets you 4-5 MyPoints.
This site, which was formerly known as ZoomBucks, can be downloaded and used on Android and iOS systems as well as desktop/laptop computers. GrabPoints awards points for completing surveys and offers and for other tasks such as watching videos.The points can be redeemed for gift cards or cashed out through Paypal.
1,000 GrabPoints equals $1, with most videos awarding at least 5 points per view, and some videos awarding at least 12 points per view.
At this site, you watch TV Rounds consisting of 10 videos each and earn 10 Hulk Coins as a result. You can watch up to 30 TV Rounds each day, or the equivalent of 300 videos. Some rounds do pay out additional HC, as noted below:
- TV Round 5 – 40 Hulk Coins
- TV Round 10 – 50 Hulk Coins
- TV Round 15 – 60 Hulk Coins
- TV Round 20 – 90 Hulk Coins
- TV Round 25 – 60 Hulk Coins
- TV Round 30 – 60 Hulk Coins
Once you have accumulated at least 5,000 HC, you can cash them out for Paypal cash or gift cards. Lower HC amounts can be used to enter sweepstakes for high-value gift cards and other prizes.
This site is available by invitation only, and most applicants need to wait a few weeks to be admitted. Within the RewardRack site, there are several ways you can earn money by completing tasks online, including filling out surveys, playing games, and completing merchant offers. Another way to earn money involves watching videos in the RewardTV area.
Bank Roll Bucks
This site features “Virool videos” that can be watched and awarded half a Bank Roll per view. The exchange rate for Bank Rolls is 100 Bank Rolls equals $1. Once $1 is reached, you can request either a direct payout to your Paypal account or a gift card.
This mobile app enables you to watch “trailers” for new apps as well as promos, newest videos, music videos, movie trailers, and the TMZ Channel. For each app trailer you watch, you earn points. Every 1,000 points you earn equals $1, and typical trailers earn 7 points. These points are redeemable for gift cards to Amazon, Starbucks, etc. You can also cash out via Paypal.
Watch videos, make money
Watching videos and other clips could arguably be the simplest and easiest ways to earn money online. Do you know of other sites that pay you to watch videos? Please mention them in the comments below.