If you’re looking to make a bit of extra cash, you may well have already started checking out some online sites which offer extra income for very little work. With so many of these sites out there, it can be tricky to figure out which are legit – this is where we come in. We’ve made it our mission to road test some of the more popular sites to see which are worth your time and, this time around, we’re going to tell you about UK based site, 20 Cogs.
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Not just a clever name, 20 Cogs sets users 20 tasks to be completed; all of which pay a fee which is accrued in the user’s account. Tasks include gaming, entering competitions, completing surveys and taking advantage of offers. Each task is known as a ‘Cog’ and, users need to successfully complete 20 in order to be able to cash out. On completion, cash rewards can be transferred to either a Paypal account or a bank account.
How does it work?
As with many similar sites, 20 Cogs partners with a number of different organisations including Graze, Amazon and Tastecard – plus many more. Each partner has a task, or cog, on the site and, on choosing a Cog, you’ll be directed to that partner’s website to fulfill the task. Once you’ve completed a task, the status of that Cog will be marked as Amber whilst the partner checks that you have completed it correctly. The status will subsequently be marked as Green once verified and, your account will be credited. Each Cog has a different ‘value’ depending on the amount of time needed for completion – note, although most Cogs are free or charge, there are a few which require a small financial outlay so, you need to make sure you read the description carefully before choosing a Cog. When you’ve completed your 20 Cogs, you can withdraw your wonga into Paypal or a bank account – then you’re free to start all over again!
Let’s get started
All you need to do to start your 20 Cogs journey is to go to their website and click onto ‘Join For Free’. Fill in your name and email address and choose a password (or, you can sign up with Facebook) and, you’re in! On sign-up, you’ll earn a £10 bonus which will be paid once you’ve completed your first 20 Cogs. Once you’ve verified your account, you’ll need to tell 20 Cogs how you want to be paid and, after entering your Paypal or bank details, you’re ready to start collecting your Cogs.
How much will I make?
As we’ve mentioned, each Cog has a different value assigned to it so, earnings vary. However, as a guide, most 20 Cogs members make between £100 and £200 per month, depending on which Cogs they choose and, how many they complete. As we’ve said, some Cogs do require a small financial outlay so this needs to be offset against your earnings.
So, is it worth doing?
Let’s get one thing out of the way – 20 Cogs is absolutely not a scam – in fact, it has an extremely respectable TrustPilot rating but, does that mean it’s worth doing? Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons:
If completed correctly, you will make cash from 20 Cogs. Most users make at least £100 per month and some as much as £300 per month – which comes in handy this time of year
Cold hard cash – Payment is made in cash rather than vouchers which puts 20 Cogs far and above a lot of reward sites.
Referrals – You can make even more dough by referring friends and family – and you’ll get 20% of their earnings when they complete their first 20 Cogs.
Slow payout – Waiting for all 20 of your Cogs to turn green can take up to 30 days so, this may not be ideal if you’re looking for fast cash.
Reliability – 20 Cogs depends on a number of different working partners which means that there are opportunities for things to go wrong – including partners failing to verify and credit accounts.
Spam – The main reason for a business to partner with 20 Cogs is to collect precious data from users – so you can expect an increase in spam emails and calls.
Turning Cogs to swag
On the whole, 20 Cogs is a pretty easy way to make some extra cash as long as you’re prepared to put in the time – although some Cogs are really quick, others, including competitions and surveys can take up to 30 minutes. Although most partners are reliable, it’s a good idea to cover yourself by taking screenshots of completed Cogs just in case. Although 20 Cogs is very much a marathon rather than a sprint, it’s more than possible to turn it into a nice little side earner with regular use.