Can you earn rewards just from surfing the internet? Take a look at my Gener8 Ads review to see why it’s good in theory, but not in practice.
Love them or hate them ads have become a necessary part of life. It’s how many companies and publications are able to cover their costs. For example, I have ads on my site. Not because I like them, but because I have to pay Siteground every month to host my content. It’s not cheap, so having ads helps to cover the cost.
I’ve heard a few bloggers mention a company called Gener8 Ads which would earn me rewards every time I see an advert on the internet. And because I’m constantly online, this looked ideal.
Who are Gener8 Ads?
Taken from their website:
Gener8 Ads Limited is registered in England and Wales under company number 10903332 and have our registered office at 70 Wilson street, London, EC2A 2DB.
We have developed the browser extension “Gener8” which can be downloaded via our website and other domains. Gener8 is a free extension that allows you to customise your web experience. Our aim is to empower our users to have more control over their advertising experience.
Once you have installed Gener8 it will sit on your browser and block all display ads on any site you visit. By updating your preferences in your account settings, you will receive display ads according to those preference settings on sites you visit.
So, all you need to do is sign up and download an extension to your web browser – either Firefox or Chrome. Once you earn enough tokens, you can exchange them for rewards from the Gener8 marketplace.
In theory, this is a very easy way to earn with very little effort. Signing up and downloading the extension is easy to do, even if you aren’t technically minded.
The marketplace offers various items you can swap your tokens for -from vouchers to electrical goods.
And there is the opportunity to earn extra tokens by referring your friends to Gener8.
One of the things that put me off is the fact you need to add an extension to your browser. The more extensions you have, the slower your browser becomes and the longer it takes to surf the internet.
I used both a Mac (around 2 years old) and a Dell (around 10 years old). With the extension added, my Mac worked fine, but my Dell slowed down tremendously when browsing sites with a lot of adverts.
The claimed pay seems fairly good. They average user should earn 5-10 tokens per day. Needing 100 tokens to earn £9.99, that means most of us would earn between £15-£30 per month.
However, after 2 months I had earned 140 tokens – an average of 2-3 per day.
And then to the marketplace. You only gain access to this once you have referred 2 friends.
I was very disappointed when I could finally trade in my tokens. Everything in the marketplace had sold out. So, I was stuck with my tokens.
Actually, I say everything but that isn’t quite true. I could donate some to charity. Or I could spend 1 token on 30% off my first 4 boxes from HelloFresh. Although this is a discount available to all new customers to HelloFresh and Gener8 will be paid for this too.
My Gener8 Ads review conclusion
Do you know, I can live with only earning between £5 – £10 per month from this site. After all, it takes hardly any effort.
But it is frustrating that I couldn’t cash in my tokens. However, Gener8 offered an explanation –
At the moment, Gener8 is not actually selling any ads, which means they aren’t making any money. That’s why you only see pictures of pugs (see above). All vouchers they put up in the marketplace come from their own pockets.
But once enough people have signed up, they will be able to sell ad space and offer a lot more vouchers.
For the moment, I will keep earning vouchers and hope more people join.
If you want to try it for yourself, then press the button below. We will then both be rewarded with 10 tokens after you have earned your first one.Join Gener8 Ads >>