8+Legit Ways to Watch Ads for Money

Something I constantly pinch myself about is the fact that making money on the internet has never been easier. Who would of know you can watch ads for money?

Yes, you can legitimately make money watching ads for money on your phone. It is not a scam, but then again, you also can’t make enough to live off of doing it. There are better ways to make money from home, but if you got some spare time, video ads do pay, and every dollar adds up! 

Nielsen TV Ratings

Nielsen is the OG when it comes to paying people to watch TV. Back in the day, your family could get randomly selected to have Nielsen track your TV viewership, and the payout was impressive. I know this because I had to use a special remote to watch TV at an old girlfriend’s house since I wasn’t a family member.


Most are familiar with Swagbucks as a survey site, but because their reach is so large, they offer users the option to watch short, medium, or even longer videos for “Swagbucks” or SBs. The more videos you watch, the more you collect, which can be redeemed later on in the form of cash with PayPal or gift cards. To cash out with PayPal, you need 500 SBs, which is equivalent to $5.


Perhaps you are aware of the survey opportunities InboxDollars provides but did you know they also pay app users money to watch video ads? Similar to Survey Junkie and Swagbucks, InboxDollars rewards you when you fill out surveys, complete web search tasks, or when you watch video ads. Start by downloading the app and setting up your profile.


Perhaps you thought Ibotta was just a grocery shopping app like I did. But guess again, the app does pay people to watch video ads from time to time! When you open the app, certain promoted products will pay you extra rewards if you watch the product video!


SuccessBux is another app you can download to pay you to complete various tasks, watching video ads. As you complete these tasks, you will earn points redeemed for real money once you earn at least $1. Do enough video ad watching to earn a buck, and you can cash out with PayPal! That is $1 you most likely didn’t have 5 minutes ago!