Dec 222013
 

Bitcoin PTC

Bitcoin PTC sites can help you earn Bitcoin online while visiting interesting Bitcoin businesses. PTC stands for Paid-To-Click and the idea is simple – Bitcoin businesses want to reach out to potential customers and they do so through these Bitcoin PTC sites. Users click on the ads and visit the site of the business for a few seconds to a few minutes and are rewarded in Bitcoin for doing so.

Let me start off, however, by saying that this isn’t a route for everyone. It’s unlikely that you’ll be able to pay your rent in New York with this money. However, there are plenty of areas beyond the developed world where it is as easy to have a Bitcoin wallet and earn some real money. Half a billion people in India live on less than $2/day. I think Bitcoin PTC earnings can be substantial in many areas of the world. It is also a very fun way to earn your first Bitcoins if you’re new to this. After all, you don’t have to pay for anything except with a few minutes of your time.

Also, note that I am only going to talk about Bitcoin PTC in this post. There are several other ways to get free Bitcoins.

Updated: July 6th, 2015

Note that the world of Bitcoin PTC can change pretty drastically in a few short days. I’ll try to keep this information as up to date as possible.

CoinAd: CoinAd has been a very reliable Bitcoin PTC since its inception, and even after the recent price spike when a lot of paid to click Bitcoin sites closed shop, CoinAd continued to have ads for its visitors. If I have to pick just one PTC site in the Bitcoin space, probably this would be it. The number of ads can vary, but on an average day, you can find up to 10 ads at least, and the minimum time on the ads is from 60 seconds to 1 second. The good thing is, ads that require a higher time are also paid proportionately more. One of the most reliable PTC sites out there, and should definitely be on your list.
Payment: Minimum payout is 0.15mBTC. Manual review, usually paid out in 1-2 days.

BTCClicks: This is another Bitcoin PTC site that usually has a good number of ads to view. I don’t like the options of paid membership though and wouldn’t buy one myself. Also, you are forced to stay active on the advertiser’s page while the timer counts down, so you cannot navigate away from the page. If these don’t bother you, it’s a good way to earn some Bitcoin online especially because it usually has a good number of ads in its inventory.
Payment: Minimum payout is 0.1mBTC. I see an average of 30-40 ads daily, so it’s easy to reach minimum payout. Usually paid out within 24 hours.

Bitter: This is the newest entry here, but I am already a fan. It’s look and feel is very different from traditional ‘bux sites’ and seems more professional. The user experience is hands down the best among all the other sites. The withdrawals are easy to reach, and there are sufficient number of ads to click. The best thing is, all the ads open on the same page, without having to navigate back and forth. In addition, you see exactly how much you’ll get paid for each ad that you visit. Very transparent so far, and looks quite promising.
Payment: 0.00001 BTC minimum, which can easily be reach everyday or every two days, depending on how many ads are there to click.

Ads4BTC: This is site that’s modelled very much after the PTC industry leaders like Neobux, and if you’re familiar with that, you’ll get this site right away. One big advantage of this site is the constant stream of advertisements that are available. Payouts are easy to reach, and are lower for a microwallet-style payout, or a little higher if you want to withdraw directly to a Bitcoin address.

VisitBit: This is the first PTC site in the Bitcoin world where there is no minimum payout! This is possible only with Bitcoin, and the site makes full use of real Bitcoin features as it should. All payments are sent to your Microwallet address instantaneously when you successfully complete the captcha. It is gaining popularity very fast, and has a good ad-inventory so far.
Payment: Payments are instantly sent to Microwallet. The minimum withdrawal from Microwallet is 5800 satoshi (58 uBTC).

bitPTC (*Not Active Anymore): Inspired from VisitBit above, this site also has instant payouts to Microwallet when you complete the captcha after each ad. The payouts are a little higher than VisitBit probably because the site is newer, although it already has a surprisingly large ad inventory that I expect to only increase in the future.
Payment: Instant payouts to Microwallet. Ads pay well too, depending on the duration of the ads.

Earn Free Bitcoins: This Bitcoin PTC can be a very good source of ads and usually has a ton of ads, although quite a few are at the lower end. The good thing is, the site tells you before-hand how much you’ll be able to make if you visit all the ads, so it’s a good indication. Also, before each ad, you’ll get to know how much the ad pays and how much time you’ll have to spend on the site, so you can decide to skip if you think it isn’t worth. The ads go sequentially, and you’ll have to visit anywhere from 120 seconds to 5 seconds.
Payment: Minimum payout is 55uBTC or 0.055mBTC.

Click2Dad: This is a relatively newer site, but one of the best PTC sites out there that pays in Bitcoin. There are many ads to click daily, and the payout is pretty good, with an average of 0.5 cent equivalent paid in Bitcoin (about 35uBTC on average now). In addition, a great feature of this site is that the withdrawal process is automatic as soon as you reach a minimum payout of 1 mBTC. Also, the site has other avenues to get free Bitcoins through chance games that don’t require a buy-in, so it’s fun to try out.

BitVisitor: *STATUS UNKNOWN* Perhaps the oldest Bitcoin PTC site, that needs you to visit the advertisers’ sites for 5 minutes in a sequential order. The site has lost its glory days though, and the number of ads and the payments are quite limited, and the payments are fairly irregular. Still a good addition, although not at the top of my list.
Payment: Minimum payment is 60uBTC or 0.6mBTC.

Coin of Midas: *STATUS UNKNOWN* I am mentioning this site because it used to be a very consistent and well reputed Bitcoin PTC but now doesn’t have any ad inventory at all. It was very promising at one point of time and the site took the lead in a lot of ways. However, it has fallen on the wayside since, but I think it could still recover. If it does, expect to see a lot of interesting features.

Related Sites

There are some other Bitcoin sites that might interest you, that belong to the Get-Paid-To (GPT) category and pay in Bitcoin. Here are my favorite ones:

BitcoinGet: This site has two main sources of earning potential – Virool Videos and Crowdflower Tasks. It has the best inventory of both these offers, even better than ABitBack above. This site was also featured in Wired, on an article about homeless guys earning Bitcoin online, and they proudly mention this on their blog!
Payment: Minimum payment is 60uBTC or 0.6mBTC. Payments are automatic. It is not hard to reach payout every day.

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RewardsLive: This is a very nice and very large collection of a lot of third-party ads and pays out in Bitcoin. You have all types of tasks from surveys to watching videos to installing apps to playing games to earn some Bitcoin. It’s  not really a Bitcoin PTC site, but there are some third-party PTC sites that pay out through Rewards Live. The payments are competitive relative to similar sites that pay out in USD.
Payment: Payments are processed through a points system, and can be converted into Bitcoin, Litecoin and Namecoin. You can also get paid in a number of gift cards, if that might appeal to you.

CoinTasker: This is a fairly new site in the Bitcoin GPT scene, but has quickly added a bunch of offers. They have currently added Super Rewards, Radium One, Crowdflower, Virool Videos, CPA Grip, Payment Wall, Winter Leads, MgCash, Wall Ads and a few other networks. That’s a lot of offers from people to consider. Even though the site is newer than ABitBack and BitcoinGet, it seems very promising. Another great feature of the site is that you get 10uBTC each day just for logging in, and they have other such offers from time to time. It also tries to build a community, and you get real Bitcoins each time you add someone as a friend, for instance.
Payment: Minimum payout is 0.01BTC, which I hope they’ll lower in the future.

ABitBack: This site has a very wide selection of GPT offers and has everything from surveys to Virool Videos to Matomy and Supersonic offers to Loyalty Radio. There are lots of ways to earn some Bitcoins here. There is a section of Paid to Click as well, but it usually doesn’t have more than 1-2 ads. However, if you like the other offers, there are a ton of those.
Payment: The site used to have direct payments into Bitcoin and Litecoin. However, it is now changed and you get BTC-e coupons instead. BTC-e is a crypto-currency exchange, for those who don’t know. Technically, therefore, you can buy anything from Litecoin to Namecoin with this. 200 points = $1 in BTC-e coupon.

 

Have you tried out these Bitcoin PTC sites? Know of any other sites that I should include? Let me know in the comments

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Sep 042013
 

Free Litecoin through Litecoin Faucets

Here are some free Litecoin sites that help you get free Litecoin. Even though Litecoin is the most popular crypto-currency after Bitcoin, there are not many free Litecoin sites as compared to free Bitcoin sites. Therefore I am composing a list of sites that I know where you can earn some Litecoin. This obviously excludes the cases where you can earn in Bitcoin or fiat and then convert those to Litecoin. If you know of any more sites that I am missing, please contact me or let me know in the comments and I’ll add it to the list.

Last Updated: September 4th, 2013

#1 ABitBack: This is my favorite Litecoin site because it allows you to get free Litecoins in a number of different ways. You can collect points on the site, and each point is equivalent to 1mLTC or 0.001 LTC. However, earnings points is super easy. There are plenty of ways to do it, from watching Virool Videos to downloading smartphone apps (that are worth an average of 50 mLTC). If you are a new member, use ABitBack coupon codes to get some free points, worth 0.01 LTC currently.

#2 Litecoin Faucet: This particular Litecoin faucet is one of the few paying out right now, and is currently active. You can request you free Litecoins every 30 minutes which is much more frequent than the other faucets. You can reach the payout of 40mLTC in a couple of days.

#3 Litecoin Faucet: This Litecoin faucet is one of the oldest working faucets paying out in Litecoin. You need 10mLTC to withdraw but you can only request once a day, so it takes longer to reach minimum payout. However, it’s stable and reliable so far.

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Aug 312013
 
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Quick heads up – BitcoinGet now pays only 40uBTC, reduced from 50uBTC that was being paid up to a week ago per Virool Video watched. Just a heads up to everyone participating. This reduces the pay gap between BitcoinGet and ABitBack for watching these videos. ABitBack has an additional advantage of being able to withdraw into USD and Litecoin and has many more ways to earn Bitcoin. Also see my BitcoinGet Review for more information.

This is most likely because BTC/USD has steadily increased in the past few weeks. At Coinbase, the price of Bitcoin has increased by about 20% in the last couple of weeks alone.

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Jul 212013
 

Free Litecoin through Litecoin Faucets

How do you get free Litecoins to play around with them? Litecoins are a competing crypto-currency to Bitcoin and is advertised as the silver to Bitcoin’s gold. There are a lot of competing crypto-currencies in the market but Litecoin is the best known out of them all. It has also been around the longest. As of writing this, the price of LTC/USD = $2.7. That’s of reasonable value for a crypto-currency especially if it gets more widely adopted by the businesses.

The other good thing about Litecoins is that it has a very devoted core developer team who also were active in creating the Bitcoin and that makes a lot of difference for the success of a crypto-currency. Litecoin also has a small but passionate user-base. It aims to solve some of the problems of Bitcoin such as providing a faster verification system for transactions. Also, by using the Scrypt protocol instead of the SHA256, Litecoin can keep it interesting for the regular everyday miners (which is dying for Bitcoin given the advance of ASICs).

So how do you get some free Litecoin to try this out? I’ll update this list as it grows, but here are the faucets that I found. Let me know if I am missing any. Most of the faucets advertised on other blogs are out of date and don’t really give you Litecoins.

Buying/Selling/Trading Litecoin

There are several ways to trade Litecoin for Bitcoin or other crypto-currencies. Cryptsy has historically been the go-to place for Litecoin trading, but is slowing down significantly in the last year or so. Poloniex is the new altcoin exchange on the rise. Bter is a Chinese exchange so remains active during off-peak hours in the West.

Earning Litecoins Online

In addition to Litecoin faucets, there are a few good Get-Paid-To (GPT) sites that pay out in Litecoin, where you can usually make much more than Litecoin faucets and doesn’t require too much effort. Among the ones currently operating in this niche, Rewards Live seems to be the only one that pays out in Litecoin. In fact, the site pays out in Bitcoin, Litecoin or Namecoin and also has options for gift cards, if that’s your thing. There are many 3rd party applications on Rewards Live from surveys to watching videos to installing apps to playing games. The rewards are collected in points and then paid out when you withdraw.

*Not Active Anymore* Pro Tip (Get-Paid-To in Litecoin): If you want to earn some quick Litecoins for small tasks online, check out this site. It allows you to redeem your points in LTC. It is very easy to reach the payout. My favorite tasks are Virool Videos (you need to watch a video for 30 seconds) and Supersonic Ads (lets you install some apps and pays pretty well) but there are many tasks that you can check out like listening to Loyalty Radio and getting 1mLTC every 10 minutes. Pays far higher than any of the faucets listed below, and there are many things you can do and increase your earnings.

Updated: 11/22/2013

QoinPro (confirmed): This pays you about 1-1.5 uLTC per day without you having to do anything – no catch! Although not a very high pay, it’s completely free and you don’t need to enter captchas. It’s a verified paying site and not a scam. In addition to daily free Litecoin, you also get free Bitcoin and free Feathercoin every day. The payouts are different each day, but remember, you’re paid automatically without having to do anything. I’ve had a great experience so far.

Litecoin Faucet 1 (confirmed): You need to collect 10-15 uLTC to get the payout, which should take about 8-10 days to collect. If you do this every day, you can get there faster as there is a bonus 5% if you visit the faucet everyday, so the fifth day, instead of the advertised amount, you’ll actually receive 1.25 times the award, upto a maximum of 2.0 times the shown award.

Litecoin Faucet 2 (confirmed): Equivalent of 100uBTC paid out in LTC. Can also be redeemed in BTC.

Litecoin Faucet 2 (site currently unavailable): This looks like a very promising Litecoin faucet. You get 1.075 mLTC per 30 minutes and the bonus prize multiplier can go up to 1.75x. The minimum payout is 0.04LTC or 40mLTC. Shouldn’t take too long for the payout.

Litecoin Faucet 3 (site currently unavailable): This is a luck-based Litecoin faucet. You can enter your Litecoin address once a day and one winner will be selected. Honestly, I’ve never won here so not sure how legitimate the draw is. If you did win, please let me know in the comments.

Litecoin Faucet 4 (faucet currently dry but the website promises it will be back): This is currently dry but was one of the best Litecoin faucets when it was active. The site has promised to bring this back when they are able to integrate this faucet with the rest of the site, so check back again. I’ll update the status of this as soon as it opens up again.

Free 0.1 Litecoin (one time)(offer currently closed): This is a one-time offer only. You need to join this site, note the unique address and post it on this forum. You’ll get 0.1 LTC for doing this. You can either gamble with this free LTC or just withdraw it.

If you know of other ways to get free Litecoins, please let me know.

 

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Jul 082013
 

Why earn Bitcoin through crowdsourced tasks? Simple – because you can make a lot more money than through clicking on ads for example. Crowdsourced tasks are not complex in nature and they can be done by anybody. They also don’t require a lot of skills, which means the pay isn’t too high but it is certainly one of the best uses of your time if you’re looking to earn some Bitcoin.

So how does this work? There are service providers like CrowdFlower that have established themselves as a crowdsourced platform. They take orders from people who are looking to pay for these tasks. They then partner with other websites that handle the payments, membership, etc.

Currently there is only one reliable site out there that offers a good amount of crowdsourced tasks that pay in Bitcoin – BitcoinGet (affiliate link, but that doesn’t change anything I write – you know that!) They also have Virool videos that pay 50uBTC per 30 seconds of video played so you can supplement your income a little bit with those videos as well.

I should point out though that if you’re in the US, it might still be better and make more economic sense to work through Amazon’s mTurk program, get paid in USD and then covert those USD to BTC in an exchange. However, I understand that a lot of people want to earn directly in BTC for a variety of reasons without having to go through secondary exchanges, so it’s completely up to you.

However, one immediate advantage of using BitcoinGet over mTurk is that you don’t need 100 approved tasks to earn from CrowdFlower tasks posted. This is a big win for the beginners who might take a long time to have 100 tasks approved on mTurk before even getting into the meat of earning through crowdsourced tasks.

Do you use BitcoinGet or know more about good ways to earn Bitcoin? I want to hear from you.

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