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Update March 19: Nerdbux has been sold to Jeffrey Johnson, an admin notorious for running a dozens of non-paying scam sites. One more reason why you should avoid Nerdbux. I doubt things will get back to normal. Nerdbux will remain on the Sites to Avoid list.
Update March 17: Moved from the Watch List to the Sites to Avoid list. Nerdbux is suspending users without a valid reason and just for asking legitimate questions or raising concerns on their forum. On top of that, the daily payout limit is still in place, and it has been almost 2 months since the limit has been implemented. It is obvious that Nerdbux is in big debt. It seems they didn’t learned the lesson and they are still offering those substantial advertising discounts which are the primary reason for their cashflow issues. They can’t afford to pay all members, thus they are playing dirty and making up excuses for the problems created by themselves.
Update February 01: As a precaution, we are moving Nerdbux from the New Sites list to the Watch list. The daily cash out limit is still in place, 12 days after the changes. As per the rules of the Watch list, any site that implements daily cash out limit will be moved on the Watch list.
NerdBux Review – Description:
Nerdbux is Paid to Click program, launched on 28 June 2013 by the internet advertising company TimTech LLC from the USA. Initially Nerdbux was placed on the New Sites list, then moved to the Watch list due to payout issues and later to the Sites to Avoid list. Shortly after that, Nerdbux was sold to Jeffrey Johnson for the USA. The new admin have a history of running a lot of scam sites, therefore Nerdbux will remain on the Sites to Avoid list.
Reasons why you should stay away from Nerdbux.com:
Scam Site Owner – After Nerdbux turned into scam under the Timtech management, it was sold to Jeffrey Johnson, a person responsible for over a hundred scam PTC sites. This guy owns too many useless sites (from members perspective). His websites are nothing more than a waste of web space. I wouldn’t expect it will be different with Nerdbux. If you are still using Nerdbux, prepare yourself for some new restrictive payout rules. I would advise to leave Nerdbux. Don’t waste your time and effort on a site managed by Jeffrey Johnson. He doesn’t own a single legit site.
Daily Payout Limit – The Nerdbux administration said (lied) that the payout limit has been removed, however still there are cash out issues at Nerdbux. Payments are occasionally enabled at random intervals during the day. Most of the time people are still getting the message “We’ve reached the daily payout limit, please try again tomorrow.” The daily payout limit was implemented on January 20, and apparently is not removed yet. The amount is not specified and vary from day to day. If the limit for the day have been reached, you will not be able to request payout for that day and you will have to try the next day. There are people that have been trying to cashout for weeks without success.
Account Suspensions – Many users who were voicing their opinions (expressing doubts, dissatisfaction from the service etc) got banned. Later they started to ban people for posting legitimate questions and concerns on their forum. And now we are receiving complaints that they randomly ban members without a valid reason. There are complaints regarding this issue all over the internet. Funny thing is that they are asking members to contact them if they got banned, but their Support system is not available to non-logged in users. This is a quote from Jon Olson on their forum:
But the support page for non-members is redirecting to the homepage. So there is no way to contact them regarding those suspensions. I believe they did this on purpose, the PTC Evolution script have option to turn off the support system for unregistered members (including the banned ones).
Rented Referrals Controversy – We have received a lot of complaints about the Nerdbux rented referrals system. It has been reported by members that their rented referrals behave in a way which is apparently controlled by the site and it’s quite difficult to make profit from renting referrals. From our experience, in 99% of the cases, PTC-Evolution sites will rent out bots and will manipulate their performance. Which is why we don’t recommend renting on any PTC site, as we believe it’s not worth the gamble, but that’s something you should decide for yourself. If you decide to use the rented referral system, be sure to read this admin’s post on their forum (read between the lines).
Non Responsive Support – It appears that many support tickets regarding payout issues are closed without replying, as reported on their forum and other places over the web. For instance, some members had their payment requests returned in account balance, supposedly due to script error, but there is no announcement regarding this on their forum and moreover tickets opened for this issue are being closed without replying to members concerns. No wonder there is mostly negative feedback about Nerdbux lately.
New Program – Generally, we do not recommend buying memberships on new sites (under a year old). From our experience, many new programs fail to stand the test of time and turns into a non-paying programs after a while. Nerdbux proves no exception. Since we can’t predict which sites could possibly turn into long lasting successful programs, we do not recommend buying memberships and investing in new sites (under a year old). In our opinion, it would be better to wait some time until the site proves to be stable and sustainable, rather than invest in the early phase and risk to lose your investment if the site stops paying. However, the choice is yours and it is up to you to make your own decisions. But be sure to test a new site if you plan to invest. It is best to do your research to make sure it is a legitimate opportunity. Also you should be aware that new sites are notorious for making changes to their membership details, personal and referrals click rate, changes to the payout policy etc. If you decide to invest in a new PTC, never invest more than you can afford to lose. So decide carefully.
- Important Info About the Site
- Changes and Updates
- Script: PTC Evolution
- Owner: Jeffrey Johnson (USA); old owner – TimTech LLC (USA)
- March 18, 2014 – Site sold to Jeffrey Johnson.
- March 17, 2014 – Moved to the Sites to Avoid list.
- February 01, 2014 – Moved to the Watch list due to cash out issues.
- January 20, 2014 – Changes implemented at Nerdbux:
- Reduced the max number of Rented Referrals for upgraded members to 2,000
- Reduced the max number of Direct Referrals for upgraded members to 200
- Reduced the max number of Direct Referrals for free members to 100
- Reduced the amount free members earn per referral click to 30%
- Added a cap to the amount of money the membership can withdraw a day
- Time period between renting referrals for all membership levels is now 7 days
- Time period between cashout for upgraded members is now 5 days
- Time period between cashout for free members is now 10 days
- January 6, 2014 – Payza is available again.
- December 4, 2013 – Payza removed because Payza is no longer accessible to members in the USA.
- August 8, 2013 – Trial Pay Offer wall added.
- August 2, 2013 – Offer Walls added and Nerdbucks introduced.
- July 30, 2013 – Payout policy update – from now on payments will be processed instantly.
- July 17, 2013 – Micro Jobs (PTSU offers) added.
- July 8, 2013 – Review published, site added to the New Sites List.
NerdBux Review – Bottom Line:
Nerdbux is in big decline for the last 2 months. There has been a lot of changes to the program. There is daily payout limit in place, many members can’t request payout although they have been trying for weeks. Moreover, Nerdbux started to ban people without a valid reason. Nerdbux has been moved to the Sites to Avoid list due to the reasons described above in the “Downsides” part of the review. Few days ago Nerdbux was sold to Jeffrey Johnson, an admin responsible for a dozens of non-paying scam sites. One more reason why you should keep away from Nerdbux.