OhMyDosh is a website that allows you to earn money from completing offers, free trials and much more. But is it worth signing up for?
I was recently contacted by OhMyDosh through my webpage, offering for me to take a look at a great new way of earning money. Not one to turn down some extra cash, I thought I would give it a go.
How does it work?
Basically, large companies want you to try their products. They often think that once you try it, you’ll be hooked and a customer for life. So, to get their product “out there” they offer financial incentives to people or companies who encourage you to sign up.
For example, Amazon may pay a fee of £3 for every customer OhMyDosh gets to trial Amazon Prime. Once OhMyDosh receives the money, they pass it on to you.
When you complete a purchase or sign up, you should receive an email from OhMyDosh soon after. As long as everything runs smoothly, you should receive payment into your account within 45 days.
There were quite a few offers available when I joined. Some are completely free without any hassle, such as 50 pence for a SIM card from giffgaff. The site is a great way of earning a decent amount in a short period of time.
There are also opportunities to earn even more by completing surveys.
You can either withdraw your earnings straight into your bank account or via PayPal.
OhMyDosh offers quite a generous referral scheme. If friends or family sign up through your link, you receive £5 when they cashout £10.
You have to remember to cancel a lot of the offers, otherwise you will lose money when they start charging you. 6 of the accounts I signed up to could be cancelled through their respective websites, whilst 1 I could cancel over email.
You also have to be careful and read some of the deals carefully. One offered a free Graze box plus £1.25 cashback, but clicking on the link offered me 3 boxes for £1.99. That would have meant losing a small amount of money.
Another drawback is that it supposed to take 45 days before the money hits your account. I found that all my earnings took longer than that, and I’m still waiting for some after 90 days. Plus, one of my trials for £5 failed to pay-out. I couldn’t find out why and I wasn’t even sent a notification to let me know.
I managed to earn over £25 (should have been £30, but £5 was declined) in less than 30 minutes for a cost of £2. This included free trials with NowTV, hayu and Audiobooks. The trials I had to pay for (Which and Football Pools) paid £17.50 between them. However, with Football Pools, you have to set up a Direct Debit and you have to be quick to cancel it before they take extra money from you.
The surveys aren’t really worth doing. On average, they pay around 30 pence for 10 minutes which is far less than most other survey sites.
My OhMyDosh review conclusion
You can certainly make some decent money in the short-term. However, after a few weeks, I couldn’t find many new offers on there. And from what I can see, the majority of the offers aren’t exclusive to OhMyDosh. In fact, I found most of these offers available on Swagbucks, and some paid more and the money would be available sooner (4300 Swagbucks is the equivalent to arond £30 in Amazon vouchers).
This is certainly a site worth joining, but only expect to earn a decent amount every few months or so. You must also be prepared for some of the offers not to pay-out. I know we shouldn’t, but I have come to terms with accepting it now.