NeoBux claims to be “The only PTC you will ever need,” and in today’s episode of The Amazing Tale you’ll see why they can make such a claim.

On Day 25 I upgraded to “Golden” membership at NeoBux. Cost for one-year upgrade is $90. Then I funded my “Rental Balance” with $30 and immediately spent $20 to rent 100 referrals. I’ll use the remaining $10 balance for autorenew to keep the referrals that are actually clicking.

Three days later you can see what happened at NeoBux, and why I was so surprised.

NeoBux - Upgrading and Renting 100 Referrals


Hockeystick! These NeoBux referrals are earning at an even faster rate than my referrals over at NerdBux. And nearly all of them are very enthusiastic clickers. In fact after three days I can find only one deadbeat in the whole bunch.

In three days these 100 new referrals added $1.39 per day to my daily earnings. Imagine if I had rented 1,000 referrals? Or 4,000 referrals? That would have boosted my daily earnings to $13.90, or $55.60 — every single day from this one PTC.


If all rented referrals at NeoBux perform like MY first batch, then perhaps NeoBux is justified in claiming — “The only PTC you will ever need.” NeoBux qualifies its referrals. Referrals only become available for renting after they have clicked on ads for 11 days straight. This is why my batch is performing so well, and why it’s likely that any additional rentals I buy will also perform well.

Day 27

In reality you can’t rent 4,000 referrals all at once; the most you can purchase at any time depends on availability and on your membership level. Total number of rented referrals anyone can have is 4,000 for “Ultimate” members. “Standard” members can rent up to 300 referrals. “Golden” members can rent up to 2,000 referrals.

In retrospect, I should have rented more referrals to begin with. Maybe you will benefit from my hindsight. :)

One possible strategy is to rent the maximum 300 you can get as a “Standard” NeoBux member, and only upgrade to “Golden” membership when you’re ready to rent more.

There is a high demand for rental referrals at NeoBux. Enough demand that NeoBux limits how often you can rent (only once every seven days), and wording in their FAQ suggests that sometimes there are simply no rentals available.


I am spending about 25¢ per day to autorenew my 100 NeoBux referrals, so my net profit is $1.39 – $0.25 = $1.14 per day. At that rate, it will take only 18 days to earn back my $20 rental cost, and another 79 days to earn back my $90 upgrade.

Just think about that for a moment. In about three months I will be in profit and able to purchase more rentals and upgrades from my NeoBux earnings. No further out-of-pocket costs. That’s a surprisingly attractive business proposition.

7 Comments on Surprise at NeoBux

  1. Adam Brockie says:

    Terrific news Peter!

    You were smart to upgrade there. I will be interested to see your future progress. Looks extremely promising.


  2. Tame Bear says:

    Hey Adam, I like your new Gravatar pic! :)

  3. Tame Bear says:

    I got a question in email from one of our readers, that is worth responding to here for everyone’s benefit.

    José writes: “I am a long time clicking on neobux and so far have not been able to make money. The accounts do not add up, how will I pay $ 0.20 for a referal and I get $ 0.06? The loss is $ 0.14. How can you explain any profit?”

    Thanks for your question, José, here’s the answer I think you’re looking for…

    The simple answer: The money comes from everyone who pays to present their ads to other members at NeoBux.

    But here is a more detailed answer…

    You pay 20¢ for a rented referral — for 30 days. If that person clicks ads for 30 days, they have earned as much as you can earn in 30 days. So if you earn 6¢ per day for 30 days that’s $1.80. If you are upgraded, that’s how much you can earn from your rented referral. (If you are not upgraded, you’ll earn half that much from your referral = 90¢)

    So your own clicks for a month = $1.80 and your rented referral for a month = $1.80. Total you earn for that month is $3.60. Now you have earned enough money to rent lots more referrals! ($3.60 = 18 referrals @ 20¢)

    How much can you earn from 18 referrals? $32.40.

    How many referrals can you rent for $32.40? 162.

    How much can you earn from 162 referrals? $291.60.

    At that point you might cash out half your earnings — $145.80. That still leaves you $145.80 to use to rent another 729 referrals. See how much you can earn? It doesn’t happen instantly, but it grows over time.

    These numbers are of course the IDEAL, assuming everyone clicks like you do. In reality that does not always happen. So some of your rented referrals do not click, and you do not make as much money. But in general PTCs are built to generate lots of money from lots of tiny micro-payments. If you stick with it, you cannot lose.

  4. Tame Bear says:

    ATTENTION: TimTech SOLD NerdBux on March 18, 2014.

    Please read the blog post I wrote about the events leading up to the sale: “The Rise and Fall of NerdBux.”

    Earnings dropped off quite a bit after the sale… but not to zero. I am still logging in every day and clicking all available ads, and earning money.

    No, I don’t think NerdBux is dead yet, but TRUST — which is an important facet of business — has been significantly eroded.

  5. Anant Kamal says:

    Neo bux is not opening for about 10 days. Message like 404 or url not found is shown. What should I do?

  6. Tame Bear says:

    Anant, NeoBux has not gone away — I am still logging in and clicking and earning there every day. If you are not able to get to the site and see a 404 message of some kind (site not found) then it could be that your ISP is blocking the site. So I think the first thing you might try is to check with your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and ask if they are doing something to prevent their customers (you) from going to

    To verify that the site is still up and running, why not go to a friend’s house or to your local public library, and see if you can get to the site from there.

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