Redgage is a web site that basically pays you for your online content…you can upload photos, links to sites, blogs, etc and then you are rewarded monetarily by how popular your material is so in a sense you can make money by doing the stuff that you already do online..like sharing photos, writing blogs, sharing links, etc and you retain ownership and all rights to your material.
You do get paid when you reach the threshold of $25 but what I don’t like about it is that the money comes to you in the form of a prepaid credit/debit card. Maybe things have changed since I got my card over a year ago, but to activate it, I had to pay a $5 fee which they deducted from the card. It would be great if Redgage would give payment options…. by check, by direct deposit into a bank/savings account or even into a Paypal account. But, they say the way they do it makes more sense and is safer than those other options. I say…phooey.
Then it was difficult to use the card, I tried at several different stores and the card was rejected. So, I called their help line and was told that because I was buying stuff that was over the amount on the card, that I would have had to pay the difference FIRST and then use the card. So, if my total was $25 and I had $20 on the card, I had to pay the $5 difference first, and then use the card to pay the remainder of the total. Silly me, I thought I would just swipe the card, have it take the amount on the card and then I would pay the remaining $5 out of my own pocket. It doesn’t make sense, but that is what the lady on the help line told me…but then again, maybe she had no clue. A clueless help desk person…now that is just totally impossible, eh . But I will say this, at least she had a pleasant phone personality and spoke English. Oh, and I eventually ended up using my card on Amazon to buy a book, I had no problem on there.
Also, they told me to retain my card as they would reload it the next time I met the necessary payout threshold. But, the back of my card specifically says that it’s not re-loadable and when I emailed Redgage about this they told me it is reloadable no matter what it states on the back of the card. So, maybe we will find out in a few more years, because that is probably how long it’s going to take for me to get another payout.