One of the biggest trends I have noticed when it comes to making money is free cash apps.
Its got everyone talking and with good reason.
These apps on the app stores seem to claim to offer the best opportunity to make free and easy money.
Not only are they free, but what is appealing is the idea of playing games.
Most people like games and free money, so you can see why there are millions of installs.
However, here is the thing I have tried out so many of these free apps.
And what I have found out is that almost all of them have dark secrets that they don’t share with there users.
So in this post, I am going to make it my aim to show you share with you some of these secrets that most of the companies don’t tell you.
If you are someone who gets sucked into these apps regularly, then this guide is for you.
I will explain not only how they work but also why you should stay away from them.
Table of Contents
1. The More You Earn The Less You Get
One of the most common patterns you will notice with these apps is that the more you earn, the harder it becomes.
I can recall so many times when I have seen users’ feedback where the closer people get to payout. They struggle to earn the remaining amount.
There are clear reasons why companies do this.
Firstly these apps become very popular and get millions of people using them.
So you have so many people trying to make money.
Because of this, the app developers have put something in the algorithm where once you become a dollar of a payout that it becomes less frequent for you to earn cash.
With one of the latest apps, I have reviewed Lucky Plinko. They had a high withdrawal of $100.
Most users who tried this app, including me, found that earning the first $90 or so reasonably easy.
However, for the last $10, it took people months to get a few dollars.
That is just an example as nearly every app does this, but eventually, what happens is people give up or don’t get paid out if they do reach the threshold.
2. Exploit You For Ad Revenue
All these apps are free, which means that there needs to be monetization for them to have a business model that works.
So what these apps use is ad revenue, too, makes all the money.
However, what these app developers exploit their users by making them sit through ad after ad.
From reviewing so many of them, I have had to go through so many to try out the opportunities.
Now for me, ads are completely fine, and I understand companies need them to make money.
But they flood their apps with them, to the point where your game experience is pretty poor.
You end up spending more time watching ads then you are playing the games.
This frustration you can see is in a lot of the feedback these apps get.
That wouldn’t be so bad if the apps payout.
However, as I spoke about in the first point, these companies take the ad revenue and don’t payout.
3. Lack Of Payment Proofs
Something I have touched upon is the lack of payment proofs.
These apps also seem to claim that lots of people are getting paid.
But what I find suspicious is that these testimonials always come from the companies themselves.
They never surface on social media or go round naturally.
That is why you have so many people asking which opportunities are legit because there is no proof out there.
What people want, including me, is the knowledge that something pays or not before I get started.
There is nothing worse than having your time wasted, and especially in the early days of this trend of the apps, I did give away time to them.
For all those hours I gave away, I got a whopping $6 in total, which I can’t even use as I’m not from the US.
But I would say I am lucky to get anything to be honest.
4. Misleading Ads
There is nothing worse than looking at an ad that gets you excited about something.
However, when you go to buy that product or service, you are severely let down.
That is because it is nothing like the advertisement and all the claims made.
Below is an ad for a game called Starry Legend.
An add where you get paid for popping blocks.
Well, that is what they claimed.
I know its a screenshot, but what the guy says is that all you need to do is install an app. You can also see the $128 in the photo.
Now there are two lies made by this app in particular.
There is a minimum threshold to get paid, so you can’t get paid whenever.
The other lie is that you don’t just have to download the app, as no one gets paid like that.
That isn’t just that app also, most of these companies are using the same tactics. Check this out:
That is for another app called Word Jump, saying you can make money on the same day.
They’re saying you can make $40, which funnily is double than the average daily wage in the US.
So that on its own tells you its a lie and just by downloading the app, you are not going to make that sum of money straight away.
5. If You Do Get Paid You Have Got Lucky
Now one thing I have noticed is that if we put the ridiculous money from the adverts to one side that if you get paid you have done well.
That is because and I don’t want to jump the gun, but most of them don’t actually pay.
If I saw payment proofs pop up.
And not from the company themselves but over the internet, then it would lead me to believe that they are legit.
However, while you see all these claims of them paying out ‘x’ amount each week to there users, I question whether that is the case.
The cash prizes are where the problems arise; however, I will say that some have given out gift cards.
Which is something I can’t ignore?
On both apps, they also offer a gift card option, which I have received of them.
From Lucky Day, I got $4 worth of Amazon gift cards, and with Lucky Money, I did get a $2 gift card too.
So that does show me that they pay out through some means.
But like I talked about earlier, the cash system seems heavily rigged to the point where the odds of you winning are the same as getting the lottery jackpot.
It’s either that or the app doesn’t pay the thousands of dollars that they claim in the adverts.
So if you do come across another free cash app, I would lower your expectations considerably and try your luck.
That is if you have time to waste with them, as I don’t recommend them.
You have to go in with the mindset that you won’t get anything, but maybe you will get a gift card or two if you persist.
Rather than getting $100 in just a few seconds which is what their misleading adverts suggest.