ReadBud.com is a website that claims to pay you to read and rate articles. ReadBud says that you choose your topics of interest, read and rate articles on those topics, and you will be rewarded at the rate of $0.05 per article.
ReadBud allows you to change your topic of interest once every 24 hours, so if you tire of reading articles about the automotive industry, you can choose to move on to articles about camping and fishing.
You must have a PayPal account in order to receive payment from ReadBud, and you are allowed to cash out your account once you reach earnings of $50.00.
There are some complaints that ReadBud.com offers a very low payment rate – $0.05 – with a very high cash out limit – $50.00. This is a warning sign because there is a large variety of problems that could occur between the time you start earning money and the time you reach your cash out limit, and any one of them could result in your not being paid. This means you may do a ton of work for ReadBud.com, essentially for free.
Many customers complain that while they received a high volume of articles in the beginning of their membership, once their account started nearing $50.00, their article volume dropped substantially. Other members report that they were locked out of the site once they got close to their pay out sum.
Another issue with ReadBud comes from where they source their articles. Many of their articles can be found on other websites and from sources like Ezine, however all the author information is removed. This indicates that they can be copying articles from other sources without permission, and without paying for them.
Finally, as you read ReadBud articles, you’ll see a box pop up bringing your attention to the ads posted in the article, and encouraging you to click on the links. This is a practice that's against policy for many advertisers, as it negatively affects the data they collect for their advertisers and falsely generates money for ReadBud. Google AdSense has already dropped ReadBud for this practice and it’s possible that other advertisers will as well.
I encountered same situation from those who had given their experience with readbud. I signed up two years ago, I was reading articles regularly, first I got 3 to 5 articles a day but when I reach $40 I hardly got 2-3 articles a day.
The reviews from the readers are right, they are just making false promises to the reader just to attract more readers for them to use free of cost.
Now, I got $49 in for the said pay out but the site is non accessible, how can we claim the payments.
Readbud is cheater, scam, and user.
I have been using read bud for months but these days, it's not responding. I dont know why?
Beware, Readbud is a big SCAM. They don not pay. They owe my and my wife 50 Dollars each, the money never arrived. Do not waste your time!!! They cheated me!!!!
About 2 years ago I heard about it, and started to read the articles. The payout target is $50, but when i reached close to $40 they stopped giving me articles regularly. Sometime i get one or two articles after 15 to 30 days. Now i reached $48.something and tried to log in the site and get a message from my browser (Oops! Google Chrome could not find readbud.com) i'ts really a SCAM.
When I first stumbled across this site I thought all my Christmases had come at once. The deal is - you read an article rate from one to five and then collect any amount of money between 3c to 15c per article. In the first day I made $1.20 and the same again the next day and the day after that.
It allows you to cash out when you reach $50 but beware as time goes on and you get nearer and nearer to the $50 the available articles drops to as low as 5c per day
For me I reached my target after a long and laborious seven months. I finally reached my target requested payout but six months later there is no sign of any cash in my PayPal account. I have read many similar stories about these charlatans too. Avoid!