Would you like to get paid for watching video? Probably, everyone can find a few minutes a day to watch short video clips if a legitimate website is ready to pay for it. This is exactly what Midjobs promises to do!
How I came to know about the midjobs.com website? One of the readers of my blog left me a comment under the post I wrote last year about Workmines. The reader suggested that Midjobs looks similar and asked me to check it out. So here I am, researching whether Midjobs is a legit work from home job. I’m always curious but cautious about such opportunities, so I had to dig dip into it.
In this Midjobs review, I’m going to share my findings and honest opinion with you. Is Midjobs a scam or a legit way to make money from watching video?
Let’s find out!
First of all, let’s check the information available on the company’s website (midjobs.com).
After that, I’ll show you my own analysis and the final opinion about Midjobs.
Spoiler: there are many question marks about this business.
Note: the content of this post is my personal opinion based on the analysis of the materials on the company’s website.
What Is Midjobs?
Midjobs calls itself an online video content portal. It promises to provide Advertisers with a centralized platform where users can interact with their brands in Audio, Video and Text formats. In other words, Midjobs drives viewers to video ads and social media accounts.
The advertisers are supposed to pay Midjobs for the views of their content.
Midjobs members get paid for doing activities like paid video, surveys, Facebook reviews, Mobile Apps reviews and more. The company says that an average member spends 2-4 hours daily and makes $100-$287 weekly.
Midjobs brings the advertisers and the audience to its platform and earns the fee for connecting the two sides. Sounds like a legitimate intermediary business, right?
Who Is The Owner Of Midjobs?
According to the company’s website, Midjobss started its operations in 2015 in Slovenia. It recently expanded to the Middle East and Asia seeking a wider market.
There are no names of the founders or executives mentioned on the website.
How Many Members Does Midjobs have?
Here are some stats as published on Midjobs.com on 4/30/2020:
– 4,805,900 Total Members
– $12,474,236 Earnings by members
There is no way to verify the accuracy of this data. The average per member comes as $2.6 only. It sounds low, compared to promised $100-$250 per week. Maybe most of the members are new? But it’s strange if the company really operates since 2015. Is there is an obstacle preventing the members to earn as promised? We’ll get to it later.
How Does Midjobs Make Money?
Midjobs states that it pays from $0.2 to $0.6 per video watched. I assume that it should charge the advertisers more and earn the difference.
As a side remark: there are plenty of companies that sell Facebook likes for less than $0.05. Normal pay for watching videos is about $0.01 or less per video. (For example, you can get paid for watching video on Swagbucks). Compared to these much lower prices in the industry, Midjobs offer looks detached from reality, as it doesn’t add any unique value like advanced targeting filters or other features.
In addition, Midjobs charges membership fees for the premium plans, which vary by the daily limit of paid videos the member is allowed to watch and by the potential referral income.
Here is the summary of the available plans:
You can see that you will need about a month’s value of maximum earnings to cover the yearly cost of any plan.
Compare it to the plans that Workmines had a year ago:
Do you see how similar the plans’ structure is between Midjobs and Workmines?
How Does Midjobs Work?
Sign Up with Midjobs
You have to be at least 18 years old to participate.
First of all, you’ll need to sign up and create an account. The mandatory information you’ll be asked to provide includes your email address and the phone number. There is an option to sign up using your Facebook account as well.
By signing up you accept the Midjobs Terms of Service (see more details on them below).
I used my “secret agent” email address and a fake phone number for signup as I don’t want my real information to be exposed.
Here is how the website looks like after you log in:
How To Make Money With Midjobs?
The members are promised to get paid from $0.2 (first 3 tiers of paid plans) to $0.6 (the highest tier) for every video they watch on the platform. You should be able to watch a certain daily amount of videos, according to your membership plan.
Free members get $0.15 per video. If you don’t upgrade, you lose your earnings.
In addition, Midjobs offers a generous referral program. You will get a commission for every new user brought on board through your referral link. The commission is $0.05 for any referral’s activity (watching video, likes and tweets) once the referral upgrades to a paid plan.
The third option to earn more is to become a country representative and be involves in other members’ transactions, helping to fund their new accounts and selling vouchers.
How To Get Paid By Midjobs?
To get paid, your account’s main balance should reach $20.
The primary suggested ways to receive the payment are Perfect Money, Payeer & Bitcoins.
As of now, PayPal or Western Union are not supported. I think, these companies are more selective in approving customers.
Midjobs Business Model Analysis
If Midjobs was always free for the users who watch the video content (not for the advertisers, of course), I’d say it’s a nice opportunity to earn extra income by watching videos.
Unfortunately, this is not the case. You only can use the site for 10 days before being asked to upgrade to one of the premium plans. After 10 days you must pay to get paid for watching videos. The more expensive membership you buy, the more money you are allowed to earn from the videos and referrals.
Personally, I dislike the concept. It sounds like paying your employer to keep the job. One may argue that Midjobs is not an employer, but kind of a business where you are required to invest in order to make money. I disagree. There is no business to develop here, except watching the clips and maybe referring other people.
The Reasons Why Midjobs Looks Like A Scam
There are many characteristics that can help you to decide if the “work from home” offer is legitimate or a scam. You can read my detailed post about it here:
More than that, Midjobs looks very similar to Workmines.com which was very popular around April-May 2019 and was shut down in June, leaving thousands of members looking for their money. I think the same team of scammers is behind this new site, Midjobs.
Check out my posts about Workmines below (and especially the comments to them):
Here are the reasons why, in my opinion, Midjobs is a scam.
Midjobs looks like a Pyramid Scheme
Midjobs membership plans are gradual upsales luring you to pay more in order to get higher payments from referrals and more available videos to watch.
To make the average, per Midjobs site, of $100-$250 per week, you need either to upgrade to the highest tier plans or recruit many new members who must upgrade as well.
Relying on referral fees as the main component of your income is a major pyramid scheme characteristic.
In the FAQ section, the company provides a sample of average earnings of members with 40 referrals. It’s quite a lot to expect from a regular person, who is not into sales business.
You cannot get paid as a Free Member
As a free 10-day trial member you can make the maximum of $9 (6 videos per day x 10 days x $0.15) and you wouldn’t get paid for the referrals. With the minimum payment threshold set at $20, it means that you WILL NOT get paid anything as long as you are a free member. You’ll have to pay at least $45 for the Basic Worker Plan to become eligible for any payout.
By the company’s rules, you cannot use the earnings balance to pay for the upgrade. Is it because the balance is not real money and Midjobs just want you to pay the real money TO them?
I’ll say it again to make sure it’s clear – you’ll have to make a payment TO Midjobs before any attempt to get paid by them.
Midjobs looks like a Ponzi Scheme
This business model gives me a clue that Midjobs is not only a pyramid but also a Ponzi scheme.
In short, it means that the money paid by the new members is used for the payouts to the early joiners. This way the owners can keep the scheme operating for a while without any members screaming that they don’t get the money earned.
Getting the first payments convinces the first members that this is a legitimate business, so they are eager to upgrade and bring more referrals.
More money flows into the system and it keeps growing, until one day the owners disappear with the rest of the money, as it happened with Workmines about a year ago.
Midjobs Terms of Service
I want to mention several sections from Midjobs ToS. They clearly speak for themselves.
No Refund Policy
Section XXII in Terms of Service clearly states that there is NO refund policy whatsoever. By making a purchase you confirm that you understand and accept this policy.
You’ve got the clue, right?
There would be no point to complain – the company has covered itself with this policy.
According to section IX, Midjobs has the right to cancel your membership “for any reason”, at its own discretion.
Imagine the situation: you have paid for the membership, watched hours of videos, slowly accumulated a material balance in your Midjobs account, requested a payment and….
.. suddenly your account was closed and the payment never arrived.
What a bummer!
The Midjobs Owners Are Hiding
There are no names on the Midjobs website. The owners clearly don’t want to be exposed. There is no phone number either.
Legitimate sites are happy to tell their story, share the names and experiences of the key people in the company.
I tried searching on Linkedin as well, but nothing comes up. It’s suspicious that no company employee is registered on Linkedin. The name Midjobs is not on Linkedin at all. How is it possible for a company that exists since 2015?
There are no business articles coming up on Google search for the company name as well.
The office address given on Midjobs.com is 12, Majorja Lavriča ulica. 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.
On Google maps, it looks like a small building in the industrial zone. There are dental spa and beauty salon, car rental, a textile company, and other businesses at this address. Nothing that resembles a big online company.
I doubt this company really exists. The domain midjobs.com was indeed created in 2015, but it could be just sold later to the scammers and used for this scheme.
There Are No Advertisers
Who are the key advertisers? There are no stories from the clients showcasing the boost they got by using Midjobs services.
When I log into my account, all the videos I have available to watch are old (like 2011-2014) movie trailers on YouTube. They are available to the broad public. Who would pay for watching them?
I doubt there are any advertisers paying Midjobs for any services.
There Are No Testimonials
There are no members testimonials. Well, even if the scammers made an effort to post some, they would probably be fake.
If you look in the Payment proof section on the website’s bottom menu, you’ll see the list of payments (let’s believe they are real) mostly to the Philippines, South Africa, United Arab Emirates and Indonesia with single records of other countries here and there.
Are there real people making money from watching videos on Midjobs?
No way to know.
Payment Options Are Not Convenient
There are no popular payout options like PayPal, Amazon Gift Cards, Checks or Direct Deposits. You’ll have to open an account with one of the other providers to request a payment.
Does it mean that the best payment processors or gift card providers don’t agree to work with Midjobs?
The Website Is Not Professional Enough
The website is not professional enough. Many pages suffer from incorrect English spelling and grammar.
There are no sample videos or tutorials.
The Contact Information Is Not Sufficient
Customer support can be reached by email only. Let’s say you sent several emails but your support requests are ignored.
How are you going to complain? There is no phone number, no office address.
Are you going to fly to Slovenia to fight for your money?
Final Thoughts – Is Midjobs a scam?
In my opinion, Midjobs has too many signs of being more of a pyramid scheme than a real company with serious earnings potential for its members. Its resemblance to Workmines is alarming, to say the least.
When I review a company, I usually prefer to try its service to get firsthand information. In this case, I was not comfortable spending my money on upgrade and I’m not going to recommend this site to anyone.
Especially, I don’t recommend becoming a country representative, as you can be held legally responsible for fraud when the site is shut down and members look at ways to recover their money.
Now it’s up to you if you still want to give it a try. If not, I have some other offers for you from proven legitimate businesses.
***UPDATE – 5/26/2020*** Midjobs shut down?
I’m sorry to say “I told you”…
As of today, it looks like Midjobs site is not responding. The last payment the members expected to get was not sent out.
Guys, I hope you will take it as a lesson for the future.
Better Ways To Make Money Online
I totally understand why you are looking for an easy way to make some extra income online. Everyone would like to earn money from home. If you really want to get paid for watching videos, you can try Swagbucks and Inboxdollars. However, don’t expect to be paid $0.4 for each clip. The rewards are much lower, but at least they are real and not a scam. Both these sites offer plenty of ways to make money from surveys, reading emails and much more. Both pay the members for years. I make more than $100 per month from Swagbucks alone.
The only app that currently is focused on watching video clips and really pays is Zynn. It’s a new app (from April 2020). It pays $1 sign up bonus. Easy money for watching video clips, similar to Tik Tok. Zynn pays to PayPal immediately. Works in the US and Canada only. (>>Zynn full review).
Make Money Online From Anywhere In The World
Most popular money making websites only accept members from the US, Canada, UK, Australia and other developed countries. What can the residents of other countries, like South Africa, Kenya, Vietnam, Taiwan, Philippines, Zambia or UAE, do to make extra income online?
I was asked about it so many times, that I’ve started a list of legitimate websites that accept international members. In addition, I’m thinking about gigs that can be done without any dependence on location, if you have the right set of skills and internet connection.
I’m still working on the expanded list, but you can read the first version here:
Get Paid For Watching Interactive Ads
I recently started using Dabbl – a small app that pays you for watching the fun and interactive ads from brands that you might be interested to discover.
They also have some surveys and partner’s offers. My average reward from Dabbl is $5 per week.
They pay with gift cards, like Amazon Gift Cards and many others, starting from a minimum of $5.
Get Paid For Testing Apps From The App Store
If you are a US resident and iPhone user, you can make money for downloading and testing apps.
It’s very easy and pays to PayPal or with Amazon Gift card.
One of the easiest ways to start is online surveys sites. They are not going to make you rich but can help with some bills. Here is a detailed post with the best sites and tips on how to make the most of them. Most of these sites aim at the US audience though.
Make Money From Any Receipt
If you live in the US, you can easily make money from ANY receipt with CoinOut app.
It offers additional opportunities to earn as well, like partners sign-ups, sweepstakes, trivia and more
Read the full CoinOut review here.
Get Free Stuff From Amazon
Again, for the US residents only. You can just get FREE stuff from Amazon. It’s almost like making money, right?
Read this RebateKey Review to learn how.
Build Your Own Online Business
If you are ready to invest a lot of your time and build your own sustainable online business, I recommend you start with reading the following posts:
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