Viral Dollars Review
A recent product that has been released onto the online market, is called Viral Dollars. In fact it was briefly called Viral Pay and quickly got a name change. The reason for this name change is unknown, but I suspect it’s because of the exposed reviews.
I’ll talk about this later, but for now I’m going to show you what Viral Dollars is, and how it works. You may be considering this as a money making option for yourself. After reading this Viral Dollars review, you may have second thoughts. So let’s get stuck in and see what Viral Dollars is about.
Update: Since I first reviewed Viral Dollars here, they have added a redirect to the viraldollars.co domain. Anyone that attempts to go to the Viral Dollars website will now be sent to Referral Pay. This is because I, and other reviewers, have exposed Viral Dollars to be a scam.
Now, just because you’ll be redirected to Referral Pay, doesn’t mean this is not a scam. It’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing. In other words, it’s the same old scam, just with a different look. Anyway, this review is now relevant to Viral Dollars and Referral Pay.
Viral Dollars Summary
Product Name: Viral Dollars (Previously Viral Pay)
Product Type: Referral income
Program Summary: In my opinion, this website is purely there to leverage you, to share their links and get others to sign up.
Would I Recommend It: No
What is Viral Dollars
This recently released program that claims they’ll offer you $25 just for signing up, is based on being an influencer network. There’s a number of ways you can earn money within Viral Dollars, such as referring friends and colleagues, or completing various tasks.
The more tasks and referrals you get, the more money builds up in your Viral Dollars account. Let me confirm that this is not your personal bank account, it’s your Viral Dollars account, which you’ll find out soon, doesn’t mean much.
This type of site isn’t new, but Viral Dollars isn’t as legitimate as some others. A very well known influencer network site is Swagbucks, who pay you for the tasks you complete, albeit very little.
How Does Viral Dollars Work
Viral Dollars works by filling your Viral Dollars account with apparent funds when you finish any of the following:
- Refer friends – $10
- Get clicks – Earn $2
- Download apps – Earn $10
- Complete surveys – Earn $25
- Create YouTube videos – Earn $50
As you can see, many people will look at this and believe they can earn some decent pocket money. Unfortunately, you’ll come to realise the reality of the situation, that they won’t actually pay you out.
So when you sign up with Viral Dollars, you’ll be given an affiliate link that you can share on your social media platforms, or send out via email. With this being the case, the most obvious thing to do is refer your friends and family, because these are your immediate social contacts.
The problem with doing this, is that you’ll be entering them into the same illegitimate system that you’ve signed up to. This is a good way to lose those friends! I can understand that this system may sound appealing because they say you’ll receive $5 for anyone that clicks your affiliate link, and $10 if that person signs up. But as you’ll come to realise, they won’t pay up.
The Task Wall
Other forms of income can be earned from completing tasks that are found in the Viral Dollars members area, in a section called “task wall”. This is where you’ll find the surveys that can be completed and apps to check out etc. From an unsuspecting layman, this all sounds good, but looks can be deceiving.
Results With Viral Dollars
If you keep looking at your dollar amount in the Viral Dollars members area, it may appear that you are seeing great results from this Viral Dollars system. Unfortunately, as I’ve discovered myself and through various forums, this is just a figure to make you feel good about yourself.
When you attempt to withdraw the money, you’ll be greeted with a notification indicating that you cannot withdraw the amount shown, because your account is fraudulent. This is a very common complaint. Some really nasty complaints in this collection.
I’ve also been advised that others suggest the completed tasks stays on “3 completed”, yet you need “4 completed” tasks to make a withdrawal. It seems to me that Viral Dollars has set this up with multiple reasons to avoid payments.
Viral Dollars Testimonials
In a similar vein to other unethical programs, the Viral Dollars testimonials that have been recorded are not from actual Viral Dollars customers. You’ll see below, that I’ve found two of the people that are offering their services as a spokesperson on Fiverr. The first is a young girl on the right, that has also done testimonials for “Million Dollar Replicator”, another scam site I’ve reviewed.
Here’s her profile on Fiverr, displaying the services she offers.
Below is the lady spokesperson on the left, who’s been employed to create another fake testimonial.
This is a total red flag for me. Why can they not use verified customers to use as real testimonials? Probably because there are no legitimately satisfied customers.
Are There Any Other Red Flags
Identity – Well, I would be interested to know who the owner of Viral Dollars is. If you’re hiding your identity, then I don’t believe you’re confident in your own product. The question of why they don’t declare their identity will always be a curious though.
Who Pays – They say that “Money generated from ad-spend revenue and sponsorship products is used to pay our members”. The thing is that generating a “Click” does not earn the sponsor any money, so why are they going to pay you $5? This doesn’t make sense, and will only go broke should this be the case.
Viral Pay or Viral Dollars – So, who are they actually? There’s been many reviews of Viral pay, and reviews stating how unethical Viral Pay actually is. I believe this is why they’ve switched their domain and name to Viral Dollars. The product was only released in April, and days later it was redirected to the new URL. Which brings me to my next point.
Start Date – Because of the URL change mentioned above, you can see in the image below that the new domain viraldollars.co, was created on April 13, 2019. The previous domain, viralpay.co, was created on March 09, 2019. So why does their About Us page say they were founded in 2018? Is this an attempt to claim a bit of authority perhaps.
Earnings Calculator – I warn you now, the income figures calculated through this Viral Dollars earnings calculator, are not what you will actually receive. This is just a crappy software application attempt to provide some sort of proof.
How it’s worked out it beyond me. On the one hand they say $5 per click on your affiliate link. Yet if I have 100 followers, and each of them click on the affiliate link I send them, it works out to 28c for each, totalling $28 per day. Now firstly, not everyone of my followers is going to click on the link, I’d be lucky to get 5% to do this. Secondly, they won’t be doing it each day.
So, how much do you really think you could be making with this system?
Contact Us – Where are Viral Dollars actually based. To go along with the missing identity information, you’ll also be provided with conflicting contact information. If you look at the location on the right, it says they are located in Melbourne, Australia. Yet the map (that doesn’t even load correctly) suggest Philadelphia. Another red flag folks.
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Clearly, Viral Dollars is a product that has illegitimacy written all over it. Just by going over the number of complaints on TrustPilot should give you a true indication of whether to sign up or not.
In my opinion, I wouldn’t be running out to recommend Viral Dollars to any of my readers. There are so many other ways to legitimately create wealth online, this is not one of them. In fact I wouldn’t even recommend similar sites such as Swagbucks, simply because the returns are so poor.
The red flags, the poor reviews, the fake testimonials, conflicting contact details and lack of true identity, should all help you make the correct decision to walk away from this site.
I urge you to do some research into any program that you’re considering signing up to. This is exactly what I did before choosing the affiliate marketing course that directed me on the path to success. You can read more about how I did this by reading on below.
Poor products and systems like this are constantly entering the market, but that’s not to say all courses and products are bad. You do need to do your due diligence though, just to get a feel for if the product is honest.
As I mentioned, there are much more ethical ways to make money online. Here’s a few options for you:
- Affiliate marketing (my preferred method)
- Selling on Amazon
- Drop shipping via eCommerce Store
- Course creation
The links provided above will take you to my review of the best course for each. You can also read on below if you want more information on how to get started with affiliate marketing.
This is my preferred method of making money online because I don’t need to deal with invoices, taxes, shipping, returns, customer service or anything else related with store or product creation. These are all great legitimate methods to build an online empire, it’s down to the type of individual that you are, to choose what suits you.
I hope I’ve saved you the trouble of getting scammed with Viral Dollars.
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