I’m always looking for new ways to earn money to share with you so when an email about the new site, 20 Cogs, landed in my inbox I thought I’d give it a try and see if it was as easy as it sounds to make money with them.
The team at 20 Cogs describe the site as a really simple way of earning some easy money from the comfort of your home, or on your mobile on the move which sounds too good to be true, right?
The idea behind the site is that once you’ve registered, you’ll be presented with various offers, from surveys and competitions to free trials and site registrations. There are 20 Cogs (hence the name ;-)) that you work through, completing at least one offer from each cog before moving on to the next cog. When you complete an offer, one of the cogs will turn green (or amber if it’s pending verification)and you can move on to the next cog.
When all 20 Cogs have turned green then you can claim the money you’ve earned and ask for it to be paid into your bank or into Paypal (Paypal fees will apply though) and if you want to earn a bit more then you can refer friends and earn 5% of everything they earn forever!”
I’ve been trying it over the last few days and I’m impressed so I thought I’d share it with you today! This is my progress after a couple of days:
It literally took me 5 seconds to sign up as I just used my Facebook details to save time, after a 15 second tutorial I was all set to start earning some money. 😉
Starting on cog one, I was presented a series of offers that I had the option to take or decline and move on. I’ve found that the offers can be anything from entries into prize draws, surveys and cashback offers, free trials with the odd gaming website thrown in there.
I declined the first offer as it was an entry into a prize draw rather than the chance to earn cash which is what I was interested in initially so I could see how easy it actually was to earn cold hard cash on here.
My second offer was for a free toucan box (a childrens craft box subscription) which will earn me £20 cashback when my free box is dispatched. I have days from the date of despatch to cancel the subscription or else it will cost me just under £5 for the next box including postage and packing.
I then moved on to the next cog where the third offer was a Euromillions syndicate which would cost me a pound but earn me £25 if I stayed a member for 48 hours. I didn’t do this for the simple reason that I’m going into hospital early next week and you need to cancel by phone after 48 hours but before the 3rd October before my account would be charged and I worried in case I forgot to cancel it in time as I’ll have a lot on. Normally I would have done it as it looks like a simple phone call to cancel so it’s an easy £25. I’ve moved on from this cog as you’ll see in the photo above as I’ll probably go back to it next week to complete this one.
My next offer was a 30 day free trial for Amazon Video which is something I’ve been thinking about now that Netflix is going up in price so I signed up for that and earned another easy £20.
I then completed a survey for £7.50, signed up to a free trial with Audible for £7.50 and then did another survey for £10.
This meant that even without doing the big bucks casino and gambling offers I’d earned £65 in less than half an hour! Some of the offers are still being validated so I’m expecting some of the other cogs to turn to Amber and green shortly.
You could easily work through this in a shorter period of time than I am but I’m just doing bits when I have a few minutes here and there. 20 Cogs have paid out £12,000 this month alone to their members which is great considering they’re just starting up. Look at their leaderboard showing how much people are making:
It’s not going to make you a millionaire but it will go a good way to paying for Christmas and it’s not hard at all.
A few tips from me
Keep a list of the offers you sign up to and the dates you can cancel them if you decide not to go ahead with a subscription after the free trial. Then remember to cancel so you don’t get charged.
Don’t sign up to anything without reading the terms and conditions – and always consider the advantages and disadvantages to each offer you sign up for. You might get £25 cashback for signing up to a site but are they going to send you a million emails a week in return. I used my other email address for signups here just in case.
Be very careful with any gambling or gaming sites that you sign up for. Yes, the cashback far outweighs the amount you have to put in so it’s worth doing on paper but are you controlled enough to only bet through the amount you need to. Remember, gamble responsibly or not at all.
Do work through all of the cogs so you can get your cash back paid, don’t get bored or forget to complete them or it will have been a waste.
You can use my referral link if you do sign up and we’ll have a race to our pay out 😉
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