Is Workmines A Scam Or Legit? Workmines Review 2020
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 Workmines promises to do!
I saw a comment in one of the ‘Make Money Online’ Facebook groups promoting Workmines as a legit work from home job. I’m always curious but cautious about such opportunities, so I had to check it out!
In this Workmines review, I’m going to share my findings and honest opinion with you. Is Workmines 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.
After that, I’ll show you my own analysis and the final opinion about Workmines.
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 Workmines?
Workmines calls itself an online traffic acquisition agency. It promises to connect Advertisers to targeted Audience groups. In other words, Workmines drives viewers to video ads and social media accounts.
The advertisers pay Workmines for the views and ‘like’s of their materials on social media – Youtube, Facebook and others. Workmines pays the members and keeps its fee for connecting the two sides. It sounds like a legitimate intermediary business, right?
Who Is The Owner Of Workmines?
According to the company’s website, Workmines started its operations in 2017 in Riga, Latvia.
The company owning the Workmines brand is called Time4wWork Global SIA and it is registered in Latvia. The company plans expansion to 56 additional countries by 2020.
How Many Members Does Workmines have?
Here are some stats as published on Workmines.com on 4/25/19:
– 38,318 Total Members
– $172,560 Earnings by members
– $90,000 Paid Out
There is no way to verify the accuracy of this data. I assume that the difference between the earnings and payouts is the total of outstanding balances in the members’ accounts. What is not clear is whether there is an obstacle preventing the withdrawals. We’ll get to it later.
How Does Workmines Make Money?
Workmines states that it charges the advertisers around $0.9 – 1$ for every Facebook like, Twitter follow or Youtube subscription. The clients can choose the audience based on geographic location.
As a side remark: there are plenty of companies that sell Facebook likes for less than $0.05. Compared to this much lower price, Workmines offer looks detached from the reality, as it doesn’t add any unique value like advanced targeting filters or other features.
In addition, Workmines 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:
How Does Workmines Work?
Sign Up with Workmines
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 Workmines Terms of Service (see more details on them below).
How To Make Money With Workmines?
The members are promised to get paid $0.4 for every video they watch on Youtube, every like or share on Facebook and every follow on Twitter. You should be able to watch a certain daily amount of videos, according to your membership plan.
In addition, Workmines offers a generous referral program called “Invite and Earn”. You will get a commission for every new user brought on board through your referral link. The commission is $0.1 for any referral’s activity (watching video, likes and tweets) once the referral upgrades to a paid plan.
How To Get Paid By Workmines?
To get paid, your account’s main balance should reach $15.
The primary suggested ways to receive the payment are Perfect Money, Payeer & Bitcoins. Workmines promises to support various local payment processors as well.
The FAQ section encourages you to contact your local representative to figure out the payment options in your country. When I clicked on the rep’s list, I found the following 7 countries: Latvia, Nigeria, Philippines, Zambia, Kenya, South Africa, and Belgium.
A bit strange choice of countries I would say.
Workmines Business Model Analysis
If Workmines 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 14 days before being asked to upgrade to one of the premium plans. After two weeks 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 WorkMines 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.
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The Reasons Why Workmines 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:
Seven Ways To Avoid Work From Home Online Scams
Here are the reasons why, in my opinion, Workmines is a scam.
Workmines looks like a Pyramid Scheme
Workmines membership plans are gradual upsales luring you to pay more in order to get higher payments from referrals and more available videos to watch.
In all the paid plans, the daily payment limit for watching videos is only 4 times the limit paid daily per referral. It means that if you have more than 4 referrals, your income from bringing new members would be higher than the money made from videos.
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 the average earnings of members on different payment plans. In each example, it mentions that the member is supposed to have minimum 6-10 referrals.
You cannot get paid as a Free Member
As a free 14-day trial member you can make the maximum of $11.2 (2 videos per day x 14 days x $0.4) and you wouldn’t get paid for the referrals. With the minimum payment threshold set at $15, it means that you WILL NOT get paid anything as long as you are a free member. You’ll have to pay at least $39 for the Student 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 Workmines 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 Workmines before any attempt to get paid by them.
Remember the big difference between the member’s balance and the payouts? I would guess that a large part of it comes out of the free trial members’ earnings. Many of these members probably decided to drop the system without paying for any membership plan, so their money was left unclaimed.
Workmines looks like a Ponzi Scheme
This business model gives me a clue that Workmines 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.
Workmines Terms of Service
I want to mention several sections from Workmines 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, Workmines has the right to cancel your membership “for any or no reason”.
Imagine the situation: you have paid for the membership, watched hours of videos, slowly accumulated a material balance in your Workmines account, requested a payment and….
.. suddenly your account was closed and the payment never arrived.
What a bummer!
No Earnings Guarantee
Workmines doesn’t guarantee any earnings amounts or time frames. What I understand from this, is that the only guaranteed amount is your fee payment.
There is no promise related to the number of daily videos available for you to watch and get paid for. Your plan may allow you to get paid for 10 videos every day, but Workmines doesn’t guarantee you will get access to the same amount of clips.
In addition, it’s not clear how much time you are supposed to spend on each video to get paid $0.4. Is it 1 min or maybe 1 hour?
The Workmines Owners Are Hiding
There are no names on the Workmines 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.
To look more reliable in your eyes, Workmines has provided the links to its parent company registration documents and tax information. As the company is based in Latvia, the registration certificate is in the Latvian language.
Per the tax document, companies paid capital is 1.00 EUR. There is no other financial information. I think it’s not enough for any serious company.
There Are No Testimonials
There are no client or members testimonials.
Who are the key advertisers? There are no stories from the clients showcasing the boost they got by using Workmines services.
If you look in the Payment proof section on the website, you’ll see the list of payments (let’s believe they are real) mostly to Kenya, with single records of other countries here and there.
Are there real people making money from watching videos on Workmines?
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 Workmines?
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. The tutorial leads to short Youtube video training without a voice.
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 Latvia to fight for your money?
Final Thoughts – Is Workmines a scam?
In my opinion, Workmines has too many signs of being more of a pyramid scheme than a real company with serious earnings potential for its members.
When I review a company, I usually prefer to try its service to get firsthand information. In this case, I was not comfortable to trust Workmines with my phone number and email address.
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.
On June 6th, Workmines was shut down. The members can’t access their accounts anymore. See the post below for more information:
What Happened To Workmines? Was It Shut Down?
Workmines Clones Are Still Running
Another warning I’d like to give you here: the owners of Workmines refuse to rest. They run other very similar (twin-like) sites. Here is one of them:
Is Walletsync Legit Or Another Scam Like Workmines?
**UPDATE** – May 2020:
There is a new version of Workmines called MIDJOBS. Be aware! Here is the review:
Is Midjobs A Scam Or Legit? Midjobs Review 2020
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.
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 of 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:
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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.
The app is called iMoney and you can read my full review and user guide here.
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.
How To Earn Money With Online Survey Sites
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.
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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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213 thoughts on “Is Workmines A Scam Or Legit? Workmines Review 2020”
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Thank you so much.
I’m not familiar with this site and even couldn’t find it in Google.
What is the link? What is this site supposed to do?
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En attendant votre retour,
I have MBA in Finance, so I know that high return comes with high risk. There are “normal” rates of return for each type of assets like bonds, stocks etc. No one can’t promise exceptionally high returns. The markets don’t work like this.
If you MAY make very high profit, it means you also MAY hit a huge loss. And this is even before thinking about deliberate scams.
I would be very cautious with such firms.
I can’t promise you to do deep analysis, as I’m short of time.
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I see that this website is for Uganda and Kenya only. I can’t try it myself, therefore it’s hard to investigate and get a real opinion.
Sorry for this.
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Thank you so much.
I think I had this question already and answered it.
I don’t think it’s a good site.
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Oh, gimmy a break!
Don’t post scams on my website, please.
Hope you are good. I appreciate your candid and professional reviews on things online business. You really shed light on the Workmines Scam that saved me and my wife money. Thanks once more. Kindly what are your thoughts on CROWD 1? I will really appreciate your insight on that.
I’m super happy my post helped you!
CROWD 1 is a new name for me, will need some time to look at it.
Meanwhile, I can recommend you an internationally open fun site PayBud. It pays for playing games – Trivia, Spin-a-Wheel, Match game. All free for you.
Thanks a lot for your prompt response. Kindly find some time in your busy schedule and look at CROWD1. Your opinion on the same is highly valued. Thanks for suggesting PayBud, I will check it out. All the best.
Sorry, was really busy at work.
I hope this finds you well. Your information and reviews have always proved to be very helpful especially to most of us who don’t have the kind of technological knowledge that you have. Could you kindly please find time to check on Crowd1, an emerging online networking company that has so far grown to over 1 million people in one year? I will kindly appreciate your honest review. Thank you.
Sorry to tell you, but it’s probably another site that lies to you and never pays.
Is crowd1 legit?
let me wait with u
lucky me before investing, i stumbled across your article and it opened my eyes. i thought twice and decided that i will make a deposit after i observe my friends that where already affiliated with workmines make consistent withdraws for the next 3 months or so. To my surprise the website went down a week later. Thank you very Much
I’m so glad my post helped you to be more cautious and saved your money. Hope you’ll find a better way to make money online.
Hi! I am located here in the Philippines and I am included on their group chat at facebook because before I planned to be part of workmines but suddenly they were scam. It is Scam. Next time I can post some of their comments.
Hi Mary Jane,
I hope you can find a better way to make money online from the Philippines.
Don’t get involved in these scams
I lost my all my savings in workmine
It’s my first time of trying an online business I don’t know what to do I’m depressed I barely feed
I hope now you understand why Workmines shouldn’t be even called a business. There is no business in watching Netflix promo for too high payment and getting others to do the same.
Please take it as a lesson and move on to something real.
Anonymous characters behind brand building and enhancing seems to be the in thing, mainly around Ponzi schemes. No one gets caught and no one goes to jail.
Who would think to look at Netflix behind Workmines?
Absolutely no one. It would be the perfect way for any business to build a brand without spending a cent and still steering millions of people in. The best way to do it is a PONZI SCHEME, using the needs of others to their advantage without directly being involved and watching the numbers increase building a brand on others sweat and tears.
I’m not saying that Netflix is behind it, I’m just mentioning the possibility. They could be completely innocent. The possibilities are there
There are 450k+ users on Workmines that has operated from 2017. You telling me that no one from Netflix would know about Workmines that is all over the internet?
I don’t think so.
Hi mary can I ask if paid to read email is legit. thanks.
What specific website do you have in mind?
Inbox dollars have paid emails that are legit. It pays 2 cents per email. This is reasonable.
I think Swagbucks has something similar as well.
I’m not aware of any website that only does paid emails. Usually, it’s just one of the options.
Inbox dollars has paid emails option. It pays 2 cents per email. That’s reasonable.
I think Swagbucks also has similar option.
It’s amazing how Netflix got all the video boosts and increased clientele steered to their videos and site and still have made no PR to state the validity of Workmines legitimate business relationship. I am South African and one thing I know about Americans is that image is everything and they will not allow it to be tarnished. Netflix is too quiet about this bad publicity relating their video boosts and business relationship to this Ponzi scheme. There’s a strong possibility that they have been behind this. This is an excellent way to anonymously build the business in a crooked manner with no trace to them. Nowadays, business in the entertainment industry is the most cruelest cut throat industry on planet Earth and people nowadays will do anything to covet anothers business model and supercede others. This is a perfect way to build the Netflix brand: “Have video boosters who themselves will subscribe and use them to steer traffic hence drawing traffic into Netflix on an external server not tracing it to Netflix and when the time is right, terminate the site and Netflix will never be found out.”
Just like the anonymous Bitcoin concept, but the only difference is that Bitcoin is a currency and Workmines is a video advert site promoting Netflix, but the concepts of anonymity are the same. Nobody knows who they are but both are running strong and the anonymous creators will forever remain anonymous.
I feel that Netflix is behind this
Interesting point of view, but I don’t think Netflix has anything to do with this scam.
It’s just their video is the easiest source that looks reliable and legit.
Carefully observe this: “Use others to pay for our marketing with no trace nor paper trail to us and make sure they get paid with their own money looking like we are paying them to steer traffic to our brand but we’re not. Absolutely no trail back to us.”
Exactly. Who would think it to be Netflix?
Absolutely no one. That’s why there’s a strong possibility.
Je vous remercie pour votre partage. C’est très bien puisqu’on peut considérer comme un signal d’alarme. Mais si ceci était fait plutôt il y aurait plus de chance aux gens de faire leur choix volonrement.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Igor
Mary thank you so much for confirming my suspicions about Workmines. I was very eager to join but kept researching it and it made no sense at all as to why
I will get paid so much for watching videos especially the way you reasoned about why this could be a ponzi scheme. The recruiter kept pushing me to pay and I thank God I didn’t because I nearly lost my last money to use towards school. Workmines is gone and people are crying here in South Africa. Your reviews were correct and people were ignorant because of the love of money. Keep naming and shaming scammers and whoever wants to take your advise will do so
I’m glad you understood what I tried to communicate.
Please, never risk the money you need for food, rent or school.
It’s like going to a casino with it. Some things must come first.
Have you ever heard about AIM Global, a Network Market business? What do you think about such businesses?
I didn’t hear yet, but I’ll try to check this out and update.
the first time I found out about this site, oh this is really a real job, but when I explored further it turned out that this site was doubtful.
if I may say, this is a HYIP system, where this site will continue to run if there is someone who is upgrading, because of the payment of salaries from someone who is upgrading ..
for the problem of watching videos, that is just an excuse, to cover their system …
I was invited by my friend and already registered and fortunately only the smallest upgrade.
when they said there was an update to the withdrawal, I was starting to get suspicious, where the site was difficult to access. and starting last Friday until now there is no clarity … money does not accept … and site errors …
already … don’t spend your time to take care of things that are not clear in the future, invest your time for a business that is truly real, like what it does: buffets, soros, gates … like forex. index. property stock. franchise … that alone has made your life more than enough … and don’t forget to wake up virtue … greetings
Thank you for sharing your experience.
Hope people will take it as a learning experience.
Hi,am Charles from Kenya I wish I read this article earlier…truely we’ve lost money in workmines…thanks alot next time we’ll be vigilant enough.
We all learn from our mistakes. I hope you will be more cautious next time.
Do your research before you spend any money.
Maybe try reading this:
Seven Ways To Avoid Work From Home Online Scams
Thanks Mary for the review,it’s spot on.I can see from some of these comments why ponzi schemes are so successful,they feed off of people’s naivety.Just because You ‘ve received a few payments doesn’t make it legit,in fact they rely on that to give you a false sense of security so they can make more out of you(when u upgrade to a higher paying plan & so u can recruit others) .And then One day…boom!!! it’s gone.And to those accusing Mary of belittling Africa…what exactly are you talking about? I’m South African by the way.Thanks again Mary for this & i will be looking into those alternative ways of making money. i’m currently in Cuba though,so i doubt any of these are available to me.
Thank you, I’m so glad you understand my point here.
I’m not sure what’s available in Cuba. I have a list of websites available worldwide if Cuban authorities are not blocking them. Maybe, try to check some?
How To Make Money Online From Africa and Asia [Legitimate Ways Only]
Xin Chào chị Mary
Chị nói là workmines là lừa đảo là có thật. Em đã tham gia và làm 1 thành viên của workmines. Trong khi đó em tham giá không được bao nhiêu ngày thì đã có vấn đề của workmines là không có tiền về ví perfect money ngày 6 tháng 6 đã hứa hẹn. Từ hôm qua đến hiện tại bây giờ đã không vào được trang wet workmines. Em quá hối hận khi qua tin tưởng họ. Giờ em đã ko còn gì nữa.
Here is a translation by Google:
She said workmines are scams that are real. I joined and worked as a member of workmines. While I did not participate in the price for so many days, there was the problem of workmines that there was no money for perfect money wallet on June 6 promised. The wet workmines page has not been accessible since yesterday. I was so regretful when I trusted them. I have nothing now.
I’m sorry you lost the money. I think the chances to see this site up again are very low.
What Happened To Workmines? Was It Shut Down?
Tới thời điểm hiện tại bây giờ vẫn không vào được workmines. Em nghĩ rằng workmines chắc bây giờ đã cầm tiền chạy mất rồi. E cũng không hy vọng và hãy chấp nhận điều đó xảy ra. Em sẽ rút kinh nghiệm lần sau
Workmines are still not available at the present time. I think the workmines must have taken money now. I don’t hope and accept that. I will learn from the experience next time
I tried workmines as a free member, and sadly its true. You can’t get any certain amount if you are only a free member. BTW, I can’t access the website already for 3 days (June 7-9, 2019), is it only me or do other members can’t access the site as well?
What can u say about workmines shutdown thier server today? Please advise
I just published this:
What Happened To Workmines? Was It Shut Down?
Been trying to access this website but no success. Family members signed up few days ago but me and my wife declined. I warned them about the redflags that I noticed after visiting the website. The layout of their membership plan is designed to bring out the greedy side of everyone who will read it. It displays all the possible income for every plan + referrals.
good day Mary,
thanks for sharing your views with us, they are useful. i am also looking for something legit where i can make extra income. im from pietermaritzburg. please keep in-touch with me.
Did you try any of the options from this post:
How To Make Money Online From Africa and Asia [Legitimate Ways Only]
Good review overall but you probably shouldn’t be calling it a Ponzi scheme when it’s not one.
A Ponzi scheme is basically a fake business that relies solely on incoming investments to pay off earlier investors. Now does Workmines fit this description? I don’t think so. The whole pyramid scheme section is also a pretty far stretch to throw out there.
I understand that getting referrals to WA is a priority, but try to be a little more unbiased in reviews like this.
I think that watching videos is just a cover for Ponzi scheme, where new member’s annual fee pays for cash outs of earlier joiners.
As I explained to many visitors before, there is no economic reason to pay 40 cents per 45-second video. It’s too good to be true rate (more than $30 per hour) that can’t be justified by any revenue for the advertiser. Market rates are much much lower.
In the real world, people don’t pay when they don’t get a benefit.
WA is not a competitor of Workmines in any means. WA is for people who want to put a lot of really hard work into their business, not just lay on the couch and watch Netflix promo. It’s a different audience.
This is my subjective opinion and you have the full right to disagree.
Check in after a couple of years, we’ll see how it turns out.
I also believe it’s a scam. They are now gone. Server DOWN
Hi all. Perhaps this is the best platform to ask workmines subscribers( I’m one myself) what is happening as of today 8th June 2019 with workimes. Since yesterday morning the website is inaccessible and if you are lucky to get access you can’t watch the videos. Personally i tried numerous times to call all my country representatives to enquire what was happening yesterday but none of them picked up. Workmines changed the withdrawal day to Thursday and we haven’t seen the payments made to members as promised for Friday. I hope it’s just a system glitch. But I’d be naive to not think that is a red flag. Time will tell I suppose.
Hi Marry. I am Thabiso Mothapo and I am a workmines business investor. A Well done review marry. Let me share the following with you.
Just a Short Testimony.
I registered with workmines through a link I received from an advertising. That was 4 weeks ago.
I Thabiso started from Trial fro about 3 days made *R34* then Student package for about week and I made just over *R214* then I stretched myself to Gold Plan by investing more and earn about *R2817* after a week which I withdrew. After that invested even more by taking the Platinum Plan. I make over *R1300 A Day*
I made 4 withdrawal already. The first one was for R214, 2nd one was for R2817, the 3rd was for R4200 and last night the 6th of June I made a withdrawal of R8188. 47.
How do I make my withdrawals?
I have a cryptocurrency wallet called Luno.
Luno is linked with my FNB account. Why Luno/why crypto wallet. Because I get paid in Bitcoins then convert them to ZAR.
I have valid proof of my withdrawals
I know you have your facts right. For me I have never came across a scam that Pays you weekly. I am sharing this from a workmines member’s view not a researcher.
So I can’t keep this business opportunity secret. I want to prosper with My Family and Friends.
It is God who give the ability to optain wealth.
Workmines Business Investor.
Are you still happy with Workmines?
Looks like they are gone for good..
Stop misleading ppl wena ..lento is a Ponzi scheme ..sekubhedile …
Xin chào. Tôi đến từ Viet Nam
Tôi là người chơi Workmine được 10 ngày. Và vào ngày hôm qua 06/06/2019 workmine đã biến mất cùng các khoản đầu tư của người Viet Nam
This is a translation for my other readers:
Hello. I am from Vietnam
I was a Workmine player for 10 days. And yesterday 06/06/2019 workmine disappeared with Vietnamese investments
Why haven’t people get paid this week
Sorry to hear you’ve lost money but I wouldn’t expect it to ever be paid..
What Happened To Workmines? Was It Shut Down?
Workmines website is not even working no more ?
Have you seen what we were warning you from
I just posted this:
What Happened To Workmines? Was It Shut Down?
I don’t expect people like Gus to admit their error and it’s ok
did you become a member of this workmines.com?
you can’t really give a real reviews regarding on one company if you didn’t become a member of that company. you needed to try to be in the life of somebody in order to tell or say something about his/her situation. your review regarding workmines.com will only give bad impressions to most people who usually think negative first before they try, and somewhat it is good, but not at all times like this review.
much better i think if you at least tried to be a member and see for yourself the real situation and what is really happening inside the workmines.com… hope you don’t mind, God bless!!!
I appreciate you taking time to comment.
Usually, I try websites myself, when after reading their information, like ToS, I consider them legitimate.
In the case of Workmines, I’m deeply concerned it’s not a real business. Therefore, I won’t trust them with any of my information.
Scam sites sell the data when they shut down. I don’t want to get spam emails from endless scammers.
Thanks for the above it’s so informative. My wife’s friend just invited us and sent us the link, my wife, very excited about the opportunity is going in blind, me on the other hand I’m a sceptic and would rather research these sites before running in head first. What you say makes so much sense.
Everyone is looking to make money but guys don’t be desperate and fall for that dangling carrot.
Mary is right in what she is saying. Her ADVISE is just that ADVISE. Give that girl a bell’s.
If anyone who reads this link still goes into this scheme then all the best, me i’m going to look for another “SAFER” way.
Thank you Mary,
I really appreciate your support. Great to see people with critical thinking ability that’s stronger than greed.
You can find much better ways to make money online, like being virtual assistant, proofreader, social media manager, web designer.
The pay always reflects the skill.
Watching video is not a skill, therefore normally legal websites only pay cents for doing it.
Workmines is a scam and I’m sad to say I have been a victim today. Suppose to receive earnings as from yesterday but today the site says I’m not permitted. Valuable lesson learnt the hard way. R137000 gone down the drain?
I hope you really learn from this.
Here is some food for thought:
What Happened To Workmines? Was It Shut Down?
I hope you don’t mind I used your comment as an example in my post.
Thank you for this review mary it as very clear. Im from the Philippines and this is somehow new here. Im also checking the status of this site if it is really worth my time. Those whos asking for survey sites. You may try lifepoints,been a member of this for 8 years. I can assure you this is legit. Thank you again mary for the infos,
I’m glad you find the review useful.
From my research, LifePoints are really legit and I’m going to add it to my list of legitimate global survey sites.
Thank you for sharing your experience with them.
I honestly think Mary is trying to promote a loosing competitor and it’s not working. She has a lot of criticism towards Africa, its like when she thinks of Africa she thinks of a child dying from hunger. My friends and I are certified Engineers from South Africa and not desperate for money at all but we still earn big money from workmine. My advise, invest what you can afford to loose. And use workmine’s earnings to upgrade to the next level and earn more money.
Hi my Unknown reader,
I have no criticism towards Africa, only empathy. If you read some comments below, you can see many people do struggle.
What I don’t is people trying to make money knowing someone else is going to lose it. Like unfair bets.
And it doesn’t matter where are you from.
I agree with you that people shouldn’t use any money they can’t afford to lose as an investment. I just can’t see Workmines as an investment.
The big and popular “Get Paid To” sites never charge for the membership. They need the members to do the tasks, not to pay for participation.
Hi Mary, there’s a negative vibes you sending towards Zambia, Belgium, Kenya, Latvia, South Africa and Nigeria as though Australia and others you mentioned are better. Stop belittling what you don’t know.
I’m not sure what do you mean by negative vibes.
I respect people of all the countries and try to help everyone to make money online in legitimate ways.
Anyway, I apologize if you feel offended or belittles in any way.
Yeah right “unknown” “engineer”. I agree with Mary on this and quite a few other reviews agree with her too. This is a ponzi/pyramid scheme and you are nothing but a recruiter trying to cash in. I’m also from SA but unlike you I don’t participate in scams
Thank you for sharing your opinion.
I’m glad you are able to find better ways to make money in South Africa.
Hi Mary someone registered for me this link and I was given 14days free watch and earn.. Unfortunately my network is too low n can’t open the site..i wanted to struggle and get some money to try and see whether I love get money but now am so discouraged that I might loose my money.. Is this link genuine? Helpme please to understand
Unfortunately, it’s not your connection. Looks like it was shut down. Here is more information and some advice:
What Happened To Workmines? Was It Shut Down?
Tseg wena ibhanoyi leli doti ..
It is a gamble, but if you are willing to spend approx $200 for a night out, or gamble $500 a night in casino, what is $90 on potential money??
And im willing to answer questions on my experience
Sorry, I don’t allow affiliate links on my website.
Not sure who are you talking about that is willing to spend $500 on gambling. It’s not me for sure.
For many people losing $90 can be painful. Taking risk should be an educated decision when all possible information is taken into consideration.
I only can explain the small letters in the ToS and the quirky business model that I see at Workmines.
It was my 10th payout from workmines and i never regret it..
Wow! That’s great to know. Planning to be a member
This is totally up to you.
I hope you understand that Ponzi schemes pay, and pay… until they stop.
Xin chào Mary. Tôi là Hồng Thái, tôi đến từ Việt Nam. Cảm ơn bài viết của bạn.
Tôi đã là thành viên của Workmines, tôi dự định nâng cấp gói cao hơn trong tuần tới. Nhưng bài viết của bạn làm tôi suy nghĩ lại. Vì bạn đã có những lập luận rất đúng.
Hiện tại tôi đang cần tham gia kiếm tiền trực tuyến, nhưng không biết dự án nào là an toàn và hợp pháp.
Điều này không chỉ riêng tôi, mà nhiều bạn của đất nước tôi cũng mong muốn như vậy.
Bạn có thể giới thiệu đến tôi cụ thể một dự án hợp pháp (qua email của tôi) để tôi có thể triển khai về đất nước của tôi.
Rất cảm ơn, nếu được hợp tác.
For the members that don’t understand Vietnamese (as myself), here is a translation (thanks to Google translate) :
Hello Mary. I am Hong Thai, I am from Vietnam. Thank for your writing.
I am a member of Workmines, I plan to upgrade to a higher package next week. But your article makes me think again. Because you have very right arguments.
Currently I need to participate in making money online, but I don’t know which project is safe and legal.
This is not only for me but also for many of my country’s friends.
Can you introduce me to a legitimate project (via my email) so that I can deploy to my country?
Thank you very much, if you cooperate.
I’m working on a new post about legitimate ways to make money in Africa, Asia and any other place in the world, including Vietnam.
Xin chào Mary! Tôi là Hồng Thái, tôi đến từ Việt Nam
Cảm ơn bạn đã trả lời thư của tôi.
Bạn vui lòng gửi link về bài đăng mới của bạn về những cách kiếm tiền hợp pháp ở Châu Phi, Châu Á và bất kỳ nơi nào khác trên thế giới, bao gồm cả Việt Nam qua Mail của tôi. Để tôi tìm hiểu và tham gia. Tôi rất mong muốn điều đó.
Cảm ơn bạn!
I am from Vietnam. I hope your new post soon.
hahaha in order to lift up your so called mocashforyou u need to attack others by reviewing them sarcastically? o com’on mad’am hahaha,, im a member of workmines and im in the 2nd month and its very great,, workmines always care about their members by giving updates,,and take note, workmines is not an investment or pyramid org. they just giving payments for a direct referral so how come that u call it pyramiding?? if u want ur business to be sucess, dont just earn money from it, earn some trust and respect okay??
Actually, Workmines looks more like a Ponzi scheme, where new members money is paid to the existing members.
It’s definitely not an investment, you are right.
In my reviews, I provide my opinion about what I see and read on the websites. You don’t have to agree.
Thank you for sharing your kind advice on how we should manage MoCashForYou.
We agree to disagree.
Hi Mary, me & some of my friends was already a workmines subscriber & continously sharing it to our friends by sharing the link,
They are paying every week but sometimes internet was weak & experincing deadlock, then the following day, we received updates on their newsfeed.
Actually I asked my friend, how can workmines sustained the payment, bcoz in 4-5 weeks of continous payment, already recovered the capital that’s why U will push to upgrade,which happened to me, I took now the business plan, 22 videos per day.
Then I started trying to view some review & found out Ur site, thanks a lot for this, as member now I shld be happy for the plan I got & maybe I will stop inviting
But we always say that if they think trial plan was good, then subscribe the amount of money they can risk to lose whatever happen.
Thanks a lot, this is very informative & caring but as we are already IN,we have to recover our capital, & hope to earn more still GOOD LUCK to workmines.
Thank you for the information. I’m also investigating the website then I saw your review which is better to understand by all.
For me, I will try their lowest plan since I’m starting the free trial and soon the student plan. If that’s works thats good and if not it’s ok. Just a few money will be sacrificed. Better risk than never just like a business.
From the Philippines.
At least, you are making an educated decision.
This is not a business, frankly. You are just watching videos, right?
So there should not be any business risk involved.
Thanx for that brutal factual review, in Kenya there was a site by the name public likes and money was sweet until it was closed unexplainably those who want to work with work mines they are allowed but let them know this is a fifty-fifty job it will end anytime, in fact, that promise that in July they will be celebrating two years of working looks likely like the date it will be shut down anyway thanx Mary for the truth
Thank you for sharing your experience. Any pyramid or Ponzi scheme works for a while, to gain the impression of a legit opportunity. Nobody (except the owners lol) know when the shut down will come. We’ll see. I’m curious as well.
I don’t think it’s a ponzi because I get money from people I recruited to join whoever the person who recruited me doesn’t get anything from people I recruited so we not lifting anyone. For me to be careful I think if you upgraded stick to the plan you are in because you recover your subscription fee in your first month if you take your profit to upgrade its risky we don’t know what will happen in future.
but i am getting paid, and money is back,
Hi. Mary thanks so much for this review I was about to sign up but now I know better. If the free trial earnings can’t be withdrawn and can’t be used to upgrade then they are not after my services but my money. If advertisers are paying per view and they want their adverts watched and liked so badly to an extent of contracting “workmines” to mine people for that purpose then why restrict the same to two views per day per person instead of encouraging people to view as many as possible? This is scam.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I see all these “red signs” the same way as you. I’m glad I’m not alone.
We shouldn’t spread scams just because we can make some quick money with them, knowing this money comes out of someone else’s pocket.
Please Mary , am from Nigeria, and I seriously needs where to invest genuinely online, please get back to me with any secure platform you know, as for wirkmines I know it’s a risk, I know they will disappear someday, but no one knows the day , thanks for the review.
I’m working on a list of legitimate sites. Unfortunately, many frauds were originated in your country in the past years, so many sites are blocking people from Nigeria from participation.
We’ll see what I can find.
Hi Mary, I’m Pamela from SA, I too have spotted red flags and I was tempted but my subconscious does not allow me but I need to have something to do on line for extra cash, any recommendations.
any sites you recommend without having a great risk… I literally doubt everything in facebook that pops out including… large amount of payments from my friend doing this online scheme… i checked the site.. it says its working on netherlands probably using vpn… target locations seems off because most of those countries are developing… and people need to find alternative ways to make cash online…
Unfortunately, scammers target the most vulnerable audience in the developing countries, desperately in need for any income, without experience to identify a scam.
I find it very unethical and hope to at least give all the information hidden in the small letters of ToS, so these folks know the risks before sending their money.
It’s all I can do in this case.
ITS a good platform and pay much well actually have invested much there
I think I’ve explained it in my previous comments. Paying today doesn’t mean paying forever. Buying a membership to watch netlix trailers is not an investment. It’s more like gambling.
Hi. I understand the lady’s concern and I thank you for informing us. The name of the company is not found on the net etc, it’s good to tell us but after saying that it’s a scam, what is it based on? What is a scam? A scam is the act of cheating or deceiving someone. For example, if ‘Workmines’ took people’s money but did not pay them as planned, we could talk about a scam, some do it but no one talks about it. They themselves warn you that you have to finance to win even to withdraw your money so it’s not free, it pays. Are people paid yes or no? Yes they are paid, that’s all, check on youtube for proof of payments.
She says it’s a pyramid of ponzy, which is not necessarily true because you do not need referrants to receive her earnings, you do not need to sponsor anyone.
Even if what she says is true, the world has always work that way. Thank you, I do not follow ‘Workmines’ yet, but you even gave me the courage to be a member.
Scam scheme is not necessarily not paying to anyone. Actually, it will pay for a while, to create a false impression of a legitimate business. It will pay to its first X members with the money collected from their referrals. Then people will feel more comfortable to accumulate balances and invite more friends. The scam will run (and pay) as long as the stream of the new members grows. Then, one day, out of the blue…. The website will be unavailable. The account will be closed without explanation (as explained in their ToS) and you will have no way to find out what happened and nobody to talk to (no phone number even).
Hope you understand where you invest your time and money.
Tôi đến từ việt nam .cái này mới ở việt nam nhưng phát triển rất nhanh,nhiều người vào những gói cao nhất .tôi thử nghiệm gói nhỏ nhất .biết là trò lừa đảo nhưng theo bạn nó sẽ tồn tại được bao lâu?
Here is a translation from Vietnamese:
I am from Vietnam. This is new in Vietnam but growing very fast, many people go to the highest packages. I test the smallest package. Knowing is a scam but how long will it last?
There is no way to know how long Workmines will last. It depends on the greed of the owners and the flow of new members.
As long as the fees from the new members cover the payments to the existing ones and more, Ponzi scheme keeps running.
When the flow of the new joiners dries up, the site would be shut down, leaving you without any contact to complain.
Hi Mary. Let’s wait and see if work mines will disappear with peoples money. It is not all that is not credible. The fact that workmines is predominant in developing countries shouldnt make them dodgy. Do you think people in developed countries would have a go at it? Plz give us a break. If people are benefiting from it, let them. As long as its not a system whereby Jack is robbed to pay James, and John is robbed to pay Jack. Plz have a way of promoting whatever it is you want to promote.
So far there has not been a complain of people not being paid. Maybe your research should be where does the money come from to pay these people. Has it ever occurred to you that this could be the money that could have been used on marketing? As we all know the amounts used to market products. Is it such a crime if this money issued in this manner, to empower those who dare!!?!!!????
The point is that I think it’s exactly that system, as you said – Jack is robbed to pay James etc.
This is how Madoff Ponzi scheme worked for years. Did you read about it? Quite incredible how long there were NO complaints at all.
The only clue could be if people were practical enough to recall that there is no way to pay more than market price for anything and keep it real and profitable.
It’s like if someone tells you “Come, walk my dog for 30 min and I’ll pay you $100”.
Doesn’t it sound great?
I think not! When the going rate for a dog walker is not more than $20, there must be a catch!
Same with Workmines. The rate for watching video on legitimate websites is much much lower. There must be a catch.
We’ll see in the future.https://mocashforyou.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php#comments-form
hey, im from manila and have been interacting with people who have actually recovered their subscription fee within a month. they are now earning what was promised and have actually withdrawn money. there’s no big push to get referrals because the watch-for-pay is sufficient. the videos are mostly netflix trailers. i haven’t signed up yet but i mean to. i guess the best adcice is get a plan that you can risk losing your money for. no work or business is without risk and they say you gotta spend money to make money. so whether this is a scam or not really remains to be seen. this could be an experiment for all we know. it is a gamble so use money that you can afford to lose and roll the dice. who knows, this could be legit and can be quite the sound investment. good luck to all who wish to try ?
I’m glad you here happy stories, but let’s think for a minute. What is the benefit for that advertiser from your friends watching Netflix trailers? Did they ever bought these films or created any other sort of profit for these advertisers?
Hope they won’t be disappointed if their balance disappears one day, as it usually happens with scammy models.
In my opinion, companies like Netflix want to promote new movies that they have in their website. It’s a cheaper option to advertise their videos compare to advertising in google. As I’ve read in other articles, some advertisers will pay like up to $10 per click. With Workmines I think it will be much cheaper and will pay the watchers for only $.4. I’m a new member of Workmines and close to my first payout. I’m 50/50 if the company is for real or not but I’m just giving it a try because of the concept.
Again, this is my opinion only. Nothing to prove on it. To those who want to try, invest only what you can afford to lose. Peace!
Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
Here is my point – most of the users of this website (and I can see it from the traffic sources to this post) come from developing countries. As you can read in the comments below, they are struggling for money to make a living. These folks are unlikely to spend anything on Netflix films, making them the wrong audience for these advertisements.
And believe me, companies who do real ads know how to find their best target audience.
It’s all about making profits.
If they would like to have more clicks and likes and shares from Workmines users, why there would be hard restrictions on the number of video you can watch daily?
Who said we are struggling. Im from Africa and i am not struggling any sort. There is a lot of bias in your analysis of workmines and i think its not fair for u to back stab another platform just so you can promote your own online business adventure. The stock market is a corrupt platform but it doesnt stop Americans to put their money there.By the way stop saying Africa is struggling
I apologize if you feel offended. Happy to hear you are in a good position. However, if you read the comments here you can see that many people are struggling.
I guess generalization doesn’t work in either direction, so let’s respect both sides of the scale.
In my post, I provide my own opinion, based on the information from the website itself. You may think there is a bias. I would say it’s my personal subjective opinion.
You have a right to disagree. However, I don’t see any valid arguments in your comment, nothing based on facts or alternative analysis.
It’s very easy to criticize without offering anything better.
“Stock market is a corrupt platform”? Can you please show us any research supporting this statement?
Workmines make you watch youtube videos.. mostly netflix trailers.
Netflix also earn from youtube, and also a marketing strategy for their films.
The subscription fee paid for a year is to help run the website since it takes a heavy load to run a website like that..
We get paid..
But yes, as many positive reviews say, only risk whatever you are willing to risk..anyway, payout is weekly.. 🙂
This comment gives me reasons to subscribe.
Up to you, immy.
I am happy I have built a home and make my brothers finish with the help of workmines. If you know how to take a risk, then success follows. 🙂
I’m happy for you for building a home from watching video. Sounds like a miracle. I wonder how much money did it take? Max earnings amount on the most premium plan is $40 per day. 100 days would make $4,000, which is a nice sum, but probably not enough fora home (or maybe depends on location).
Did you get many referrals?
Mary you seem tonne out to spoil what someone Bukit in Workmines. Im not sure it’s a scam or not. One earns whether they make a referral or not. the bare 49$ is for the cheapest plan. people are making up-to 49$ all in a day’s work minus the referrals you’re so much pegged on.
whether you like it or not am sure someone is building a home and making it big with workmines. let’s all wait for it to fall
I’m not sure how you do your math. Even with the most lucrative plan, you can only watch 100 videos per day, capping the daily income at $40 without referrals. With the cheapest student plan daily limit is $1.6.
I don’t believe you can make enough money with Workmines without referring new members, as this is what it all is about.
i have been reading Mary’s comments from the beginning, she is so not into Ponzi and pyramid schemes, but the bottom line is no business when you don’t risk, going to sleep at night is a risk, walking down the street is a risk , so it’s either eat or be eaten. Workmines if it is paying you GO for it ,
and one more thing..
1] you need to watch 45 seconds for you to get paid…
Thank you for your input.
It’s actually very interesting. A payment of $0.4 for 45 seconds can translate to about $30 per hour. This would be a fantastic wage even in the US.
I don’t believe any advertiser is willing to pay this for watching their ads without getting some real benefit.
Sorry, I don’t believe in unicorns and free money. What looks like a duck and sounds like a duck, probably is a duck. A scam in case of Workmines.
Thank you very much for your Marye article. I totally agree with you and I will not take the risk of investing in this WORKMINES project. This is not reassuring.
I work with real and official companies.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
Sorry, I have to remove the links and advertisement for any companies I didn’t check by myself.
hi mary, i am 22 and have inherited some money from my parents and would like to invest, to expand the money. what’s your advise? i’m from zambia
I’m glad you have some money. Unfortunately, I can’t advise on investments in Zambia. I’m probably not aware of the currency fluctuations, inflation and other local matters in your country.
Thank you very much Mary for this. I had my doubts as well about Workmines. I have already joined though can’t wait to withdraw my money. I pray it doesn’t fall by then. After joining looking at their website I could see that it’s a scam as I was checking for their CEO that information is not there that’s when I picked up its a scam. Thank you very much for the online survey I wasn’t aware there is such. I will try it.
Looking at the plans on Workmines website, I understood that you can’t get paid if you don’t purchase a plan. This site is not about connecting advertisers with the audience. It’s all about referrals, making it a pyramid.
Don’t expect to make too much money from surveys, but it can add up if you do it consistently.
HI is there anyone else who can provide legitimate online sites? Response is very much appreciated 🙂
Very interesting I took note.
Thank you for visiting and reading.
Hope it helps to understand what to look for every time you think about joining money making website.
hi all. i am from Kenya, honestly, as for me, i have done alot of online jobs, surveys and marketting. i have earned money through writing at companies like academia.research, writersbay and turnitin. they pay well per article. i have also came across irontrade, olymptrade but i have not tried them because they need pre payments before post payments. then today this site popped up in my screen at work “workmines”. honestly, this is the first time am interracting with this site. i have not idea whether the site is legit or not. being from Kenya Mary is not as beautiful as u see on TVs and so forth. even getting Ksh1 is very expensive. we cannot earn good money from manual work anymore. today people are relying on mobile work or online work to earn money. this is because, its a tough life here in Africa. we are all struggling for money. some of us tried to spend a hard days work on betting and we lost all the money we had. we tried on gambling and we lost everything. we used them on online scams and we lost everything too. believe me, even right now we are trying it on workmines, and whether the site pays or not we will spend money there.
we have no other option, no other hope. our hope on God is only for heaven purposes, but for money, any means available, we will run to it, whether its profiting us or not. i know the struggles from the U.S are fair enought than that of Africa. we dont even have enough donations for the poor. my dear, i was born in a family of 7 children. i lost my dad when i was 2 years old and i lost my mom the following year. i am the 6th born in the family. for 20 years i lived with my uncle and his family who always treated me like junk till i completed my studies. sometimes i had no option than to yield to my uncle and his friend’s plea for sexual desires to get some few money for my basic needs. i am still struggling for employment and yet i am still a student at the university. to be honest with you, the difference between me and the eldest sibling in my family is just 13 years, and they all do not help me because they see me as useless. right now i dont have good clothes, no shoes and no pocket money. in that house i stay, i only take one meal a day, when they are in a good mood that is.
Now Mary, my dear, tell me, what can i do, i have no choice but to take a look at any available option to get money. unless you have a better idea on how i can earn money. this is because i want to leave that hell hole house i live in now.
I’m so sorry you have to go through all this. I know life in Africa is very hard and you struggle to support yourself.
In this situation, I would be even more careful in choosing where to puy my time and money. It doesn’t make sense (in my opinion) to gamble when you need this money.
The loss would be even more painful.
Unfortunately, I don’t know any real way you can make a living online in Kenya. I might try to look for some options, but probably it will be some small income, not the amounts you need to support yourself.
“I know life in Africa is very hard.” Hey Mary! Are you aware that Africa is a continent and kenya is a country? Anyway! Thanks for an eye opening review.
I’m not too good at geography, but yes, I know what Kenya is.
My impression is that life is hard in many countries on the continent of Africa.
Hope the review helped.
Thank you for visiting!
Hello Angela and Mary.
We have an opportunity in the Philippines that is legitimate. Thank you
Sorry, Leonard, but I don’t allow posting opportunities that I didn’t approve on my website
Hi there I’m Mandla from South Africa please share the legit online business you in Philippines
Did you check this post:
How To Make Money Online From Africa and Asia [Legitimate Ways Only]
how to prove that the two major misconceptions of workmines are not true?
1) pyramid scheme
2) unkown owner
I’m not sure what do you mean here. I think it is a pyramid scheme and I can’t find any information about the owners. The honest sites usually publish names, pictures and personal stories of the owners.
Pyramid means there is no sustainable economic model behind the site, the income is based on referrals.
Mary give me a way forward because I don’t wanna lose my struggled money. Like I seriously need an online work. You seems more understanding and caring.
The online world is not that different from the offline one. You get paid for your skills and your time. If the task is super simple, the payment is low.
Economics doesn’t allow any miracles, as the money must be earned for an effort.
The easiest way to make little money is with surveys and little tasks websites.
If you are looking for serious online business and income, be prepared to grind endless hours before you see any fruit.
I have given some options at the end of my post. Take a look
I don’t agree with you Mary but you are entitled for your own opinion… Myself I did surveys and a lot of online jobs. A 30 minute survey pays you R5 in South Africa, and the lots. You cannot withdraw R25 after spending a lot on the internet. On Workmines I spend less time and earn more. It’s not a must to refer others. The money you pay, you will earn for 12 months, it’s times 12. IYou have a right to your opinions because you have your own money, so leave those who don’t have money to try their luck. In my opinion, you are an enemy of progress. Chinedu
I’ve been around for a while and have seen pyramids built and fallen. I don’t say that surveys are the best job, but at least it’s honest.
Think critically and realistically – do you think the advertisers gain anything from you watching their videos? If not, they won’t keep paying for it.
This is how the economics works, no miracles, no getting paid for nothing. This model doesn’t look sustainable to me.
Of course, I might be wrong. I just point the people to the information written in the small letters in the ToS.
It’s everybody’s decision from now what to do. To take the risk or not. To get other people’s money or not.
Progress should be honest. Even in South Africa.
P.S. If you are confident and happy about Workmines – why are you reading reviews at all? Just curious.
Told that Kenya is not beautiful…?They lied…You don’t need to watch it on TV though
I was about to upgrade, now I’m confused ??♀️
I tried to provide you with the information you might not notice in the Terms of Service. I guess you figured out that you can’t withdraw anything without paying for membership first. From now, it’s up to you.
Would you mind sharing what type of video did you see? How long is each one and who are the advertisers?
Do you think they can gain anything from you viewing it?
Pls send me links as to how to make money online which is genuine. Thanks
Dear Mary, seriously you want me to give a fuck about someone who may loose money 2 years or a year or weeks from now .
Let me ask you this, when you work for a company that pollutes the waters of neighboring villages , killing and sickening their inhabitants but still do business because the villagers cant afford to sue.
Does that make you a killer?
Would you quit the job if you earned millions of others from the company but held no stake in it cause you heard or suspected that the emitted gases would be poising the atmosphere.
So lets say WM has been taken care of my family and you want me to quit because im worried about the future of some one somewhere who cares not about me
I should stop the philantropy i have been doing with money i have been earning from workmines and let the poor suffer in my community because im thinking someone in future will get scammed .
Common Mary, i know you mean well but I also understand you know not everyone would see this from your point of view
a lot of regular jobs affect people somewhere else , a lot of companies make other suffer and we all do things that ripple in time
You have made it know to people, now its their choice to choose
workmines has put a lot os smiles in my community and thats something scam or not
final question, when you faced with either your kid or a stranger kid and you can save only one , who do you save . please tell me you will let your kid die and save the strangers
i will pick my family and community over any , any day any time
I appreciate your throwing the light on this and I could go on and on , hip hop music industry and so on but ill stop here .
NOBODY SHOULD DO NOTHING ONLINE IF YOU CANT AFFORD TO LOOSE
AND IF YOU CANT RISK, DO NOT JUDGE OR HATE ON THOSE WHO RISK AND GET PAID
Mary you not hating, you a good person but i had to drop my opinion . Thank YOU
I appreciate you took the time to share your point of view. Let’s agree to disagree.
In my review, I bring the facts from Workmines website and Terms of Service to the reader’s attention, as most of the people don’t read the small letters and don’t do the simple math. I share my opinion as well. From here, it’s up to each person – to join or not to join. At least, they will take the decision knowing the risk.
I have nothing against people who take risks (I’m a Certified Financial Risk Manager, by the way).
However, I don’t like pyramids and Ponzi schemes. Saying that there are many corporations in the world who don’t always do moral things is not an excuse to do them by yourself.
Stealing from the thief doesn’t mean it’s not a crime. In this case here, I can’t see it as a “life or death” situation where you MUST do it to save your kid’s life. No need to go that far.
I understand that you make good money watching videos with Workmines. Would you mind sharing with us some information:
– How long is each video?
– Who are the advertisers? Any known brands?
– What percentage of your income is from video compared to referral income?
Thank you for your opinion anyway.
you dont see it as a life or death situation ? see thats where you get it wrong .
you dont know what people go through here in africa
its way worse than life or death
so dont conclude when you havent been in our shoes
that statement was so wrong
I know life in Africa is not like in the US, the struggle is on a different level. But it’s hard to believe that the survival of your whole community depends on Workmines.
I really hope it’s not the truth.
No need to take the discussion to such high level of philosophy.
Looks like you are trying to say “I’m hungry, I need to eat, I will happily take my neighbors’ money and I don’t care if he dies later”.
Being able to think a bit beyond your own immediate need is what makes us human.
I suggest Mary you try it yourself. I’m sure you can afford a $94 lowest investment for 2 year subscription. You will find more answers to complete all your questions and satisfy your curiosity. If you’re a member, then you get more facts on the actual system and how it works. Keep on doing the business for as long as workmines is still up. And then, let us know a month or more from now what you find out.
I joined, I’ve earned. I’ve got withdrawals from my money. I got earnings waaayyy more that I have invested. Scam or not, I guess it’s for me and anyone else who wants to earn extra money from home. I’m not saying your post is not OK but I just thought you find it out yourself how it works.
Thanks and Cheers!
Thank you for your suggestion, but no. I was reluctant to join even as a free member, as I don’t trust this company with my email or other personal information.
Funny thing – I could earn thousands from Workmines referrals by now, but I chose not to include any affiliate link on this post, as I don’t want to earn money that someone else is going to be scammed of. This is my belief that it’s a bad Karma to bring on yourself.
Till now, no one of the happy members was not nice enough to explain who are the advertisers that pay the members for watching video. How these advertisers can justify the investment of about $1 per Facebook like or $0.4 per watch? Are they making or losing money?
Hi Mary, I’m from South Africa and a friend of mine joined Workmines recently. I have watched a Workmines video with him and according to him you have to watch 30-35 sec of a video to get paid, the video we watched was a Netflix movie trailer and he doesn’t have any referrals and earned about 140 ZAR in two days time. Whether he will be able to withdraw his earnings is still yet to be discovered
Thank you for sharing your experience!
I’ve already explained the math with Workmines. You can’t get paid without buying a membership. After that, it’s a matter of time when this pyramid will be shut down. If you are lucky to be among the first wave of joiners, you’ll get your money back and maybe some more. Less lucky folks at the end of the lifecycle of this scheme will not see anything back.
Hope you don’t risk any money you really need.
Thank you for the very insightful analysis.
I also have doubts about the lack of transparency of this website. I think it is a scam.
Early adopters can get money or a lot of money, but when they can’t create F1 anymore, the system will stop and the person who lost money is the last one.
THIS IS PONZI.
I totally agree with you on this one. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
I’m glad to see that there are people who don’t want to make money from other people’s losses.
I was starting to doubt the moral standards of the average reader.
Thank you for helping me believe in humans
I want to try it a lot of ppl are making money if, I lose so be it.
WHAT IF IT WORKS !!!!!
What if you make money from a not honest website? What if your profit is somebody else’s loss?
Would you like to get money from robbing people if you knew you won’t get caught?
Up to you.
God you are so righteous! Mind your own business, will you?
Thank you for your kind advice. My business here is to help people know what are the risks they are taking and I think I’m doing exactly this.
This is my website, you are a gest here, so please be respectful to the host and the other guests around.
workmines is a scam or not we don’t care. what matters most we are getting paid. My advice to everyone out there, dont invest money on internet that you are not prepared to lose, if you are not prepared to lose on internet you will never make it. Others bought new cars here in South Africa as I speak
Look, it’s a moral point here. If you don’t care being paid by a scam, it makes YOU a scammer as well. Not a good Karma.
If a business is online, it should not make it so risky that everyone needs to be ready to lose their money.
It’s not an investment, it’s a membership. Any business, online or not, should be honest.
Just a quick one mary. do you think you are a good karma do you think that you have the right to judge other
Honestly mary how innocent are you cz rght now you sound like you so Innocent you wouldn’t hurt a fly let people make thier mistakes it’s part of life they will soon learn from it
By the way im earning from work mine and I’ve made withdrawals and I’ve been on it for 2 month now
hi would you please email me on how to earn money from the workmines website. i really need some cash because i am low on fee payment. i am a university student from Kenya. please help
As you can understand from my post, I don’t believe you can make real money with workmines in the long term. It’s hard to say how long it will exist.
My friend is also doing workmines and I would also like to join as well but I am a bit suspicious because an online survey should not have any registration fee. The company should pay for their employer. Is like taking a risk if I am going to invest in workmines. Although, I know he earned money from it. But then you are right, we will never know how long the company will last. Thank you for this article.
But I still want to try it. And check if its legit.
If you saw the math in the post, you can’t get paid while being a free member. To check out this site you need to put in your money and time.
Doesn’t worth it, in my opinion.
My point is that even some people got paid, it does not mean the company is legitimate. I don’t believe there are real advertisers that would pay $1 per like or view of the video. They would never see a positive return on such expense. Therefore this business model is either a scam or not sustainable. In both cases later joiners will lose the money.
Hi my friend who is also investing in this website. I don’t know if I should go on because I have not collected enough money
I don’t recommend this site, as I doubt it has a legitimate business model. Don’t be surprised to lose all your money there.
I understand why youre doing this and I understand me also I’ve been doing what you’re doing it didn’t work I tried everything online it didn’t work. I guess you learned everything on wealthy affiliate. On how to create this beautiful website and make money by referring people away from scams. Gues what I did that as well and to Be honest it’s a good place to learn. But it didn’t work for me as the cost to operate a website and pay my premium monthly was to high. Workmines is not a scam it’s real it does not look like a pyramid scheme either. Then what do you call wealthy afflilitate? What if work mines was created by a wealthy afflilitate associate. Here you are bad mouthing them. I will pop back after many years and see where we stand
Thank you for sharing your views.
There are no miracles in this world. You get paid by someone only if you give equal value back.
What do I mean? Think about the video you have watched on Workmines. Who was the advertiser? Do you think your viewing it produced more than $1 value to that advertiser? At least $0.4? Anything? Did you buy from them? Helped their marketing?
I doubt it. Then how do you think they would keep advertising and paying you?
What percentage of your earnings come from referrals? This is why it looks like a pyramid. The fact you got paid doesn’t mean it’s not a scam. Read about Madoff. He paid people for years. Until….
If you noticed, this website is mostly about personal finance. I barely promote Wealthy Affiliates, though I do learn a lot there. WA is not for everyone. It’s for people who want to learn and are willing to put a lot of hours grinding – writing, doing research, creating content. Most of the members create website in various niches that have nothing to do with promoting WA. So, it’s not a pyramid.
I provided the facts from Workmines website – from their Term of services and plans pricing. Many people don’t take time to read these small letters, like NO REFUNDS, Cancellation without reason etc.
If anyone still wants to join – at least they will do it with the full information in front of them.
Lol what a load of bull I’ve been doing this for months now and to be honest with you I’ve been making more money on this than anything else ever found on this God Dam internet look stop this nonsense and let us earn.
Not sure you decided to hide your name. You comment above was much better written.
So I’ve already replied to you with my thoughts.
Making money now doesn’t mean it will keep coming for long time.
And I still think this money comes from other people who are going to lose it.
I wouldn’t want such money to be in MY wallet. Bad Karma.
you still think money comes from other members? you are not sure. leave us alone, its our money, everything is risky…
You are a bit funny, you know? Leave you alone? I think it’s you who came to MY site to read MY review. If all is so good, why are you reading reviews at all?
Everything is risky? Maybe.. Is everything a pyramid scheme? No.
I’m not chasing anyone, I’m providing food for thoughts for those who want to think critically and not just grab the first buck they see.
Yes, I still think this bubble will explode. It’s a matter of time.
hi am kelvin and i almost made the mistake of falling into a scum such as that. thank you alot and if i may ask can you assist me in finding a legitmate online job
I’m glad you kept your money safe.
Regarding a legitimate job online – it’s hard to give advice without knowing your skills.
Online is no different from the real world – there are no miracles. You get paid for your time and skills. You can make some money by surveys (link in the post), but there is no way to get rich (or even make a basic living) fast and without effort.
However, more and more online jobs come up, as a virtual assistant, social media manager, web designer, etc. Maybe something can be a fit for you?
You will not make a mistake
For a legit online passive income where you can enroll for online coreline courses and skills and at the same time earning passive income by partnering with the company.
I subscribed to workmines and got paid more that what I upgraded for and more like the little money you paid stands for your all year earnings.
Thank you for sharing your positive experience.
If you have noticed, I didn’t say that you can’t get paid by Workmines.
I just expressed my opinion that there is a high probability that this is not a real business.
Would you mind sharing how long are the videos that you watch for $0.4 each? Who are the advertisers? Did you buy anything from them or generated any other benefit for them? Do you think it’s worth for them to pay this money?
Ponzi scheme can operate for years, as the money you get comes from the new members’ subscriptions.
The problem is that at some point, the flow of new members stops and then the owners just shut down all the operation.
Those who joined last, won’t get anything.
Now it becomes a moral question. Are you willing to take the money that someone else is going to lose?
For people who didn’t join yet the question is – are you ready to take the risk of being in the last wave of joiners who won’t get anything back?
The article was really helpful since I was getting somehow suspicious of the site. I almost made a deposit for an upgrade but thanks to your post. It does help to share concerns. Thanks.
I’m so happy to help! Workmines has too many suspicious characteristics. Sometimes it’s better to skip and move to a safer option to make money online.
How was your experience as a Free Trial member, though?
Am from Kenya send me some sites that I can earn..thanx for your advice mary