Paytime.top claims to help you make easy money completing simple tasks online.
Certainly sounds good, but you can never be too careful these days either. So it ‘pays’ to do your research. Read on to see what it’s all about…
What Is Paytime.top?
The PayTime website (paytime.top) claims to help you make money “testing free Apps, sharing posts on Facebook and completing surveys”. Apparently, the tasks are very easy to do, and take no longer than 5 minutes each.
Although they do contradict themselves about this aspect on their FAQ page…
How much money can you make? According to the website…
- Task Lists: $5 per task
- Promotional tasks: $0.5 per social media post
- Friend referrals: $1 per valid refer
The program is free to join, but it’s only available for people in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. And you must reach USD$50-$100 before withdrawing your earnings.
The real question is… is this website a scam or the real deal? Read on.
Consider These 6 Red Flags Before Joining…
There are WAY more scams online than there are legit programs, so it’s not a stretch to consider that this may be a scam. After analysing this program carefully, I found 6 red flags that make me believe it’s suspect at best.
1) Simple Tasks Simply Do NOT Pay This Much
I’ve seen, used, and reviewed many ‘simple task’ websites. Most of them are scams, and the ones that are not, pay you an incredibly LOW amount of money.
If you do some research, you will find that doing paid surveys and other simple tasks will net you $1-$2 per hour at best. It’s long, boring, tedious work that is absolutely not worth your time.
I’m sure some would disagree about that last statement, but that’s my position on these sites in general.
In any case, no one is paying $5-$200 per survey on a consistent basis (if at all). When you do the math using the “5 minutes per task” rule, here’s how it works out…
- Surveys- would pay out $60-$2,400 per hour
- Downloading apps- would pay out $24-$240 per hour
- Sharing on Facebook- $6 per hour
Everything else they talk about is sharing PayTime itself, or other programs, as an affiliate.
In and of itself, affiliate marketing is legitimate. But how much you make depends on a number of factors and it’s a business- not any kind of ‘job’.
I guess earning $6 per hour sharing on FB is ‘semi believable’ but that’s about it. But essentially this is promoting THIER company to others in your network.
Since we’re not even sure if it’s legit at this point, promoting it is not a good idea.
2) Zero Information About Who Owns Or Runs PayTime
There is literally ZERO information about who’s running the show on their website. When it comes to a website asking for your personal information and claiming to ‘pay you’ for your efforts, this is strange at best.
I also checked the whois database, which shows an anonymous domain registration.
3) Have They Really Been Featured on Popular Websites? Nope.
The website claims to have been “seen on” trusted sites like Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc and so forth…
Yet, there is ZERO proof of this anywhere.
I’ve seen this kind of thing a lot among scam sites, they pretend to have some kind of news or celebrity endorsement. In this case, they’re pretending to be featured on business and news related websites.
Believe what you will, but I’m not buying it.
4) The $50-$100 Payout Is Unusually High
Since real ‘simple task’ websites only pay ridiculously small amounts of money, they don’t normally set the withdrawal limit to $50-$100. This is an unusually high withdrawal requirement.
My guess? They’re doing this to suck as many people in for as long as possible, before too many negative reviews come out and they move onto a ‘re-branded’ version of the same site.
5) No One Has Been Paid Yet…
I found an interesting thread on the Beer Money forum about PayTime.top and it seems not one single person has actually been paid yet. Which doesn’t surprise me one bit. I recommend keeping an eye on this thread, and any comments here too.
The more research you do, the better.
6) It’s a Clone of the 1 Dollar Tasks Website
One thing I learned (through the above forum) is that PayTime.top is a duplicate site to 1DollarTasks.com…
That doesn’t make it a scam on it’s own, but it is a red flag nonetheless.
Why? Because a very common theme among scam sites is constantly ‘re-branding’ themselves to make it hard for people to find real reviews. By the time enough complaints and reviews have come out, they switch it up.
This very tactic allows many scams to continue for years without consequence.
Is PayTime.top a Scam? Probably. Here’s Why…
Given the sheer number of red flags here, I do believe PayTime is a scam. Yes.
Of course I can’t say this for a fact though, but it’s a logical conclusion to draw considering the facts.
You might be asking yourself “how could a free program be a scam?”. Good question.
The way this scam works is similar to sites like FixMonthlyIncome. As in, they promise you an ‘easy way to make money’ for free, but the real purpose behind the site is very different.
You see, they make money when you complete these so called ‘tasks’.
How? Because they are not really tasks, they are affiliate offers designed to look like simple tasks…
The above screenshot was one such task that came up when I clicked on ‘launch task’ inside the members area. If you look closely, that is a sneaky scam that charges your mobile for a subscription you never meant to sign up to!
That’s just one example too. All of the tasks I found were 100% BS. And everything else was either affiliate marketing or promoting PayTime.top itself.
As I said earlier, affiliate marketing is legit but you need to learn real skills and it takes time. Not to mention, I do not recommend promoting anything these people are offering. Because they are not ethical marketers by any means.
SPAM is a given when you give these guys your email. But be careful using the same password across multiple accounts (ie. PayPal) as things can potentially get a lot worse. The sale of personal information, and identity theft, are rife online. So it pays to be careful.
That’s my take anyway. What you decide to do is up to you, but hopefully this helps.