A review of BitcoinGet

Author's note: This article is part of an ongoing blog about my adventures in the world of alternate currencies.

Before I started writing for the Devtome, and especially before my activities there started paying out, I spent a lot of time on BitcoinGet. BitcoinGet is one of the best, if not the best, websites for earning Bitcoin through crowdsourcing. Although the earnings are small, like they are for all such websites, there are enough earning options of various difficulty levels and amounts of time that those earnings can add up to significant amounts.

BitcoinGet has a clean intuitive layout, there are consistently more earning possibilities than you will likely have time for (so your earnings are limited by the amount of time you want to put into it, rather than by the website running out of things for you to do), and you can count on getting paid. BitcoinGet really could be your one stop shop for earning all the Bitcoin you want to earn through crowdsourcing. It is definitely at the top of my list for places to go to rack up Bitcoin, especially when there's something I want to buy with those earnings. I have always run out of time or motivation long before I ran out of possible things to do to earn, so I don't really need to go anywhere else.

To start earning on BitcoinGet, you simply go to the website, submit your Bitcoin wallet address, and you are ready to begin earning. There is no need to provide any additional information. However there is the option of registering separately with CrowdFlower, the crowdsourcing organization which provides the bulk of the tasks found on BitcoinGet.

There are four basic ways to earn on BitcoinGet.

1. Watching videos

This is fairly straightforward. When you select this option you call up a list of video icons and the amount of uBTC which will be awarded for each one. When you click on the video icon, it plays the embedded YouTube video, which you have to watch in its entirety in order to get credited. When the video is completed, you enter the captcha just under it, and your account is credited the appropriate amount of uBTC for the view.

It is very important to view the whole video before you enter the Captcha, and I recommend pausing a bit before entering it. If the program suspects you shaved off even a second of viewing, you may be returned a message informing you that “we were unable to credit you.” Sometimes you get that message for no apparent reason, though most of the time you get credited as you should.

The amount of uBTC earned per video is always the same for all the videos on a given day. That payout does adjust up or down based on the exchange rate between Bitcoins and Dollars, but adjustments don't kick in right away. The payout is the same regardless of the length of the videos. Currently the payout per video is 50 uBTC. Whether the video lasts thirty seconds or fifteen minutes, the payout is 50 uBTC. This can be frustrating if the videos are especially long, but rewarding when they are short.

The number of videos available for paid viewing is limited–usually no more than a half dozen videos per day–and frequently there are no videos available. It makes sense to log in and view the videos every few days or so, but videos are not going to be the main source of earnings on BitcoinGet.

2. Completing tasks

I have found this to be the best way to earn Bitcoin on BitcoinGet. There is a wide variety of simple tasks to complete. Some are extremely easy, and some more challenging. The reward level generally matches the difficulty, though you have to try out different tasks and make that call for yourself.

One of my favorite tasks is the one where you compare search engine results. This task comes and goes, tends to pay fairly well, and once you get the hang of it, is quite straightforward. For a less involved task, there are always website searches which need some quick feedback. You search for a specific term and answer a few questions about that search term and you're done. You can rack up a lot of uBTC just going down the task list.

The tasks to really watch for and snatch up when you can are the ones which pay bonuses in addition to the base pay. There is one task where you write out answers to questions which other crowdsourced workers have come up with. There are five questions per task and you get anywhere from 60 to 80 uBTC up front for answering all of them. However, if your answers are judged to be good (and the criteria are clearly spelled out) then you are awarded a bonus for each good answer. If all five of your answers are judged to be good, then you will be awarded 20x the base pay in bonuses. There is a similar task where you get to compose questions from keywords you are provided with, and those tasks pay up to 15x the base pay in bonuses for good questions.

I bought my very first TAT.ASICMINER share by answering numerous questions as well as composing questions on BitcoinGet. At the time, the price of one share was 0.045 BTC. It took me several days of completing around five tasks a day to earn enough Bitcoin to buy one share. However that one share has paid out dividends for quite a while now. If you do the math, you might be discouraged by how little these tasks pay out compared to your day job. However, a few hours of work on these tasks can earn you enough to buy an actual asset which for the foreseeable future will continue to pay weekly dividends (insert usual disclaimer about how past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance). If you kept at it day in and day out, you could accumulate quite a few of these assets.

3. Completing offers

There are numerous websites which pay tiny amounts of Bitcoin for completing offers and BitcoinGet has a section for this as well. I personally stay away from these as it takes quite a bit of organization to be able to keep track of all the offers you completed, and often, completing the offer is more complicated than it initially appears. I don't find the pay to make the extra management worth it. However, there are people who do quite well with completing offers and have no problems with managing all the completed offers. If that is your thing, you can accomplish this on BitcoinGet.

4. Referring others

BitcoinGet has a referral program so you can earn from your referrals' efforts.1) You earn 10% of what your referrals earn watching videos, and 5% of what your referrals earn completing tasks and offers. Ten to twenty diligent friends can earn you as much as you could earn for yourself if they work as hard as you do.

Payout frequency

BitcoinGet typically pays out once a day. You have to have earned at least 100 uBTC to get a payment. You can view your pending and completed payments in real time by clicking on the account icon in the top right hand corner. The information shown is expandable to show exactly which tasks, videos or offers you were paid for.

Technical support

If you ever run into a snag while working on BitcoinGet, the easiest way to reach some help is to send a direct message tweet to @BitcoinGet on Twitter. Responses typically take less than 24 hours. If you run into issues with the tasks themselves, CrowdFlower has its own support forum which you can register for to open up a support ticket. Responsiveness has varied widely. You can also search for previous answers to your particular concern.

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