Mintvine Mad Money – How To Earn It
Mintvine is fairly new, but not brand new. I typically let sites like this “perk” a little before I jump in to see if they survive the initial months of massive sign-ups. They seem to be holding up just fine. (Read my latest update on MintVine. I just cashed out for $95!!)
Anyone 13 or older can sign up and use Mintvine (nice perks for those kiddos wanting to make a little cash too! But they do need your a parents permission is they are under 18 years old.)
It's open to USA residents and based in the US as well (California). I can't find information on their site as to if they are open to other countries.
Yes, It's Points for Cash
Some don't want to bother with points for cash redemption sites. I do, and feel it's almost the same as cash — you just have to rack up the points. This takes dedication and referring others. But in the end 1000 points equals $10! You get 225 points just signing up and finishing your profile. So almost a quarter of the way to $10 dollars. You only need 1000 points to cash out – and PayPal is their payment processor. Their are no gift cards or anything like that. Just cash.
Very typical of similar sites, you'll earn by taking surveys, accepting offers and taking little polls. For instance, you can earn 5 points just doing a one question poll. Surveys average around 10-20 minutes, but their “MintRoll” surveys are much shorter – around 8 minutes. As with most survey sites, the longer the survey is — typically the more you get paid.
The MintRoll surveys are a little different, in that they take in your behavior AND your opinions. Weird? Not really… it's just another way for them to evaluate how the survey takers respond and utilize that info for marketing, promotion and development.
There are also local offers similar to Groupon that will help you rack up points as well. There was one for a local ice cream shop near my neighborhood – and I will earn points and save!
But even without using the local deal just yet, I was able to rack up points within 5-10 minutes of signing up. I basically just finished filling out my profile, took a quick poll and filled out a business survey. So I'm almost one-third of the way to $10. How hard will it be from here? Not sure yet, but from what I can see and what I've read – I think I could earn $10 a week. That would be $40 a month. That's my goal anyway.
Cashing in your points is easy, but there is a two-week “hold” period on points before they are released. I imagine this is for client verification purposes.
Referrals Earn What at Mintvine?
There is a referral program. Mintvine calls this the MVP program. You'll earn 15% of whatever your referral earns on doing certain tasks. They don't count everything your referral does, and it by no means takes anything from your referrals earnings. They keep 100% of what they earn. So if you're in a position to refer others — then I would do so. It helps you and them rack up points/cash.
Mintvine Support, Feedback and Issues
Mintvine has a great forum on their site. All kinds of questions are answered and you can get support or help as well.
I don't see much negative feedback regarding Mintvine. Seems most members are happy with the fairly quick surveys and point build. So far I have had no issues at all, but will keep you posted if that changes.
Want To Try Out Mintvine Yourself?
Again – sign up is easy and fast. It's free too. I used their Facebook sign up because I think it's easiest. I also like for programs that I am doing to post on my Facebook pages when I hit achievements or cash out, that way others know if it's working or not. Keeps things pretty transparent for me. It allows my friends and family to sign up easily too.
You might want to check out my post, How I Make $325 or More a Month Doing Online Surveys got more cash making ideas.