EmotePay Review – SCAM or Legit Way to Make Money Social Media?

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Welcome and thanks for checking out my EmotePay review.

If you spend a lot of time on social media, you've probably wondered how you can make money online. Can you turn those likes and shares into dollars?

EmotePay says you can.

You may be a student who needs cash or a single parent with bills to pay and earning money doing what you're doing anyway (spending time on social media) is exactly what you need. But is it a scam?

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It sounds to good to be true, right?

In this review I'm going to go over exactly what EmotePay is, how it works and why you may want to hold back your excitement. There are some false claims and deceptions I'll uncover so you'll know if this thing is the real deal or as you might suspect, another scam.

Please note, I am not a member or an affiliate for EmotePay. This review has been researched with information and/or testimonials that are available online in the public domain. Any recommendations and/or conclusions are strictly opinions and may not apply to, or agree with, all persons or situations. See full disclaimer for more info

What Is Emote Pay?

EmotePay (or Emote Pay) is a rewards site that claims to pay you for doing small tasks and referring new members. What separates it from other reward sites like Swag Bucks for example, is that they pay significantly higher rates.

So high in fact you might question whether EmotePay is legit (and we will).

According to their website they went live this summer and within 30 days acquired over half a millions active users.

This is only speculation but if I had to guess, that claim is false, and here's why…

A site that has more than 500,000 members and has (apparently) paid out millions of dollars to members for sharing them on social media would probably have more than 3 Facebook followers.

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EmotePay's Facebook Page (Aug 27, 2019)

Twitter is even worse. Currently they don't even have their own Twitter account.

Now, there's nothing wrong with a business that doesn't use Twitter or other social media. Many businesses don't.

But a business who's primary purpose is to make money with social media not having a Twitter account? To only having 3 Facebook followers?

It's strange, right?

I mean… that doesn't prove EmotePay is a scam, but it's enough to raise your eyebrows. So let's dig a little deeper to find out what's going on.

How Does EmotePay Work?

Before we peel the wrapper off and make accusations about EmotePay, let's go over how the platform is supposed work.

According to EmotePay, making money is a 4-step process.

  1. Join Emote Pay and get your referral link.
  2. Share your link on social media and earn $2 for every click as well as $10 for every every successful referral.
  3. Complete simple tasks for $30 each.
  4. Cash out with PayPal, Bitcoin, Check or Venmo.

It sounds simple enough.

Once you sign up you'll be taken to your EmotePay Dashboard which looks like this…

EmotePay Dashboard Full

I like the way they've set up the back office. It's easy to understand with your menu on the left and your quick access items on the right.

There's just one problem…

EmotePay's dashboard looks suspiciously like another social sharing platform called KashTree, which is a known scam.

EmotePay Dashboard Zoomed

The logo on the second (lower) dashboard is difficult to see but I highlighted the referral link that says KashTree.

But KashTree isn't the only other version of this scheme. There are many more including Kids Have Money, Viral Bucks and RainMoney.

If you're familiar with these scams you may prefer legit reward sites like Survey Junkie and Swag Bucks. They don't pay as much as EmotePay claims to pay, but they actually pay.

And they've been around for many years, unlike EmotePay who'll be lucky to last 2 or 3 months (if they follow the same pattern as their sister scams have).

The money you see in your Survey Junkie and Swag Bucks‘ account will actually be sent to you.

That's not the case with EmotePay (which I'll talk more about in a moment).

If you're looking for something more than doing surveys and small tasks, an online business might be something you're looking for.

It's not as simple as surveys and small tasks… and it's definitely not for everyone. But if something long-term with passive income potential is what you want, knowing how to get started is what you need in order to get what you want.

Now, I'm going to give you a free step by step beginner's guide to making money online and you can get it by Clicking Here

Is EmotePay A Scam?

There's a lot red flags here and reasons to believe EmotePay is a scam.

Their lack of social media presence doesn't live up to their claim of 500,000 members and having an identical back office to a known scam doesn't help their case either.

But the lies and deceptions don't stop there because there are other similarities we can find when comparing EmotePay to these other schemes.

Take their frequently asked questions for example…

EmotePay FAQ How Does it Work
EmotePay FAQ – How Does EmotePay Work?

On it's own this looks like an honest answer to a simple question. No big deal, right?

But when you compare it to other scams the picture becomes clearer.

The screenshot below shows that word for word, EmotePay and KashTree are using the same text. As if they were from the same person (or group of people).

Copied Text From KashTree

And it doesn't stop there…

You can go through most of the site and find this copy and paste text.

EmotePay and KashTree Same FAQ

But it's not enough to just compare EmotePay with Kashtree.

When you dig deeper you find that both of these are word for word copies of several other scams, including the two shown below…

Similar Systems to EmotePay

So what's going on here?

It's the same scam being run over and over…

The problem for these scammers is that sooner or later someone finds out. For EmotePay (and other versions of this racket), the day comes when people try to cash out and don't get paid.

A month or two might go by as members do tasks, upload videos and share their referral link on social media. When they have hundreds, even thousands of dollars in their EmotePay account they request payment, but their payment never comes.

Rightfully angry, they'll turn to social media and leave negative comments and reviews, the scam dies off, and EmotePay is reborn with a new name.

Here's the thing…

If you're promoting EmotePay there's a good chance you won't be paid because EmotePay has no intention of paying.

So yes… in my opinion they are a scam.

If you’ve wasted your time with sites like EmotePay before, you're not alone. I have too. You may prefer some legit online survey and get-paid-to sites instead.

They don't pay the crazy amounts EmotePay claims to pay (but never does)… but sites like Survey Junkie and Swag Bucks actually do pay.

Of course, you can't get rich doing surveys and small tasks online but they're a great way to get started if you've never made money online before.

For a full-time income online though, you may be looking for an online business instead.

With all the scams out there though, knowing how and where to get started properly is what you need to get what you want.

Now, I'm going to give you a free step by step beginner's guide to making money online and you can get it by Clicking Here

Why EmotePay Won't Pay You

If you've been spending your time on social media and sites like YouTube promoting EmotePay, you're not alone. I know how you feel.

When I started out online I went through a lot of scams and programs that didn't work as well. It's an unfortunate part of the online journey that most of us go though.

Some get lucky and find a legit way to make money right away but others end up spending their time and effort with something like EmotePay. It's not your fault, it's just that the fake systems outnumber the legit ones and these guys are good at ripping people off.

That doesn't mean you can't make money online or that everything is a scam, it just means it's good to have a healthy skepticism and do a little research (which you are doing by reading this review).

When it comes to EmotePay, one thing we can do is look at the numbers. Do their promises make sense?

For example, there are couple reasons EmotePay won't pay their members. The first is that they have no intention of paying (as I mentioned above). The second reason is that they can't pay because they don't the money.

Let me explain…

They say you earn $25 just for signing up. They also claim they'll pay the person who referred you another $10.

Some people will join directly without a referral, in which case EmotePay doesn't have to pay the $10 referral fee…

… but since they also claim to pay $2 per click (and you must click to join), it's fair to say their customer acquistion cost (or CAC) is roughly $35.

That means EmotePay is paying on average, $35 for each new member that joins.

Now… EmotePay also says they have over 500,000 active users.

Over 500 Thousand Users

If we multiply 500,000 active users by $35 each, it works out to $17,500,000 ($17.5 million dollars).

Where is EmotePay getting $17.5 million dollars?

They say they get it from ad revenue and sponsored products but as good as a 500,000 member audience is, it's not worth $17.5 million dollars.

In fact, this site (Gig Hustlers) has had more visitors than that (with pageviews approaching a million)… and I can tell you that ad revenue and sponsored products don't come close to $17.5 million dollars.

I know of some other sites that have been getting a million or more visitors every single month for the last several years… and they still haven't made anywhere near that kind of money either.

On a good day (for any site, not just this one), ad revenue can reach between $20 – $25 RPM (Revenue per 1000 impressions). As an example, I'll give you a peak behind the curtain here.

This is a screenshot of yesterday's ad revenue (for this site)…

Ad Revenue per day

As you can see, revenue per thousand impressions (sessions) was $21.98 RPM. There were 4,959 sessions for a total of $109.00 in revenue.

Can you imagine if I had to pay an average of $35 for every session (or visitor) like EmotePay is claiming to pay?

4,959 sessions multiplied by $35 is $173,565.00!

That means I'd have to pay $173,565.00 just to make $109 in ad revenue.

Now… I have other sources of revenue here and yesterday was a pretty good day, but I can tell you it wasn't $173,565.00 good!

Not even close. Not even in the same universe.

Will EmotePay Give You $50 for a Testimonial Video?

The ad revenue numbers above demonstrate how absurd EmotePay's claims are… but we're just getting started.

In addition to the $35 (per member) they say they're going to pay (which again, adds up to $17.5 million), they also claim to pay you $50 to upload a testimonial video.

Let's say only half of EmotePay's 500,000 members do this… just 250,000.

That's a quarter million testimonial videos at $50 each which is going to cost EmotePay another $12.5 millions dollars.

So we're now up to $30 million dollars that EmotePay owes it's members and not a single product has been sold.

In fact, at this stage, if you've signed up and went straight to the YouTube submission tab… you haven't even seen a single ad or sponsored product yet.

In other words, EmotePay is on the hook for “thirty-million dollars” before they've even made a single cent. So even if they wanted to pay you $50 for every testimonial video (which the don't)…

… they can't, because they don't have that kind of money.

And what's even crazier is why they would need 250,000 testimonial videos? Most people who are searching online for information about EmotePay will never scroll beyond the first 10 or 20 videos on YouTube.

And, none of these videos are going to stand out because they all have the same title and description

EmotePay Video Upload Instructions
EmotePay Testimonial Instructions

That means if you search YouTube for EmotePay reviews, you're going to get a list of 250,000 videos and 99.9% of them (which are costing EmotePay millions of dollars) will never be seen.

But EmotePay's outflow of money doesn't stop there…

The $30 Task Wall

According to EmotePay's numbers (not mine), a fair estimate of what they owe in total to their members so far is in the $30 million dollar ballpark.

But we haven't even talked about the real money yet.

EmotePay also gives you $30 each time you perform a small task. And what are these small tasks?

Thirty Dollar Task Wall

Apparently you earn $30 just for watching your favorite movies and entering your phone number…

I'm not sure why they'd pay you $30 every time you enter your phone. I mean… it doesn't change. Once they have it, they have it, right?

Are we to believe if you enter your phone number 4 times, they'll pay you $120 ($30 x 4)?

And again, we can multiply that $120 by their 500,000 active users for a grand total of $60 MILLION DOLLARS!

That's in addition to the $30 MILLION they already owe you.

So we're looking at $90 million dollars that EmotePay is on the hook for and still, not one product has been sold yet.

So what's going on here?

Let's take a closer look at that task wall…

EmotePay Wants Your Credit Card and Password

One of those “tasks” asks you to fill in your email, choose a password and confirm a valid credit card.

Notice they only ask you for this once (because once they have your email, password and credit card number, they don't need to ask you again).

And why would they want your email, password and credit card?

Well… if you use the same email-password combination for several other accounts and EmotePay gets a hold of it, there's a lot they can do. They can access all of those accounts and use your credit card to go on a shopping spree.

Imagine giving a scammer access to your Amazon account.

I know what you're thinking…

Who's going to use the same email-password combination for all their accounts, and you're right… ninetey-percent won't.

But the ten-percent who do can add up to 1000's of people EmotePay can rip off. Even if only one-percent do it, it's still 100's of people they can steal thousands of dollars from.

What about legit companies that ask for this information when you're buying something? It's true, you need to be careful when shopping online, but a legit company is selling you a legit product…

EmotePay is not selling a legit product.

More Red Flags

I've reviewed hundreds of scams, schemes and legit products and one question that always comes up is how someone can get in touch with their help and support team.

When you sign up for EmotePay, you are assigned an account manager and you can find their name and contact information in the bottom left of your dashboard.

I thought I'd put this to the test and contact them… but when no one got back to me, I did some research and this is what I found.

My account manager's name is Miranda (or it might be Jessica as you can see in the screenshot below). As to turns out, her name is also xasheighgrant and lisaandleno on Instagram.

EmotePay Account Manager

Of course, this is no “smoking gun”. It doesn't prove EmotePay is a scam.

Miranda might be a real person with a couple fake Instagram accounts she uses to remain anonymous online. No big deal, right?

But it's not just a couple fake accounts. It's hundreds…

EmotePays Miranda Is Not Real

There are at least 10 pages of Google results where this person (whoever she is) shows up with a different name.

On a sidenote… this just shows how big the the fake social media account epidemic really is. This was just one random image I looked at and it turned up 100+ fake accounts on various platforms.

And these fake accounts just happen to have a connection to EmotePay.

EmotePay Reviews and Complaints

EmotePay is like a cheap loaf of bread. It's delicious at first and it feels like it's filling you up. But there's no nutritional value and the calories are empty.

It also has an expiry date.

EmotePay is a relatively new version of this scheme and at the moment, members are sharing their referral links and uploading their YouTube videos.

It appears like they're getting paid because money is accumulating in their EmotePay accounts.

But like every version that's came before, in a month or two when members are not being paid, the negative reviews and complaints will start rolling in.

But since we don't have those reviews yet, we can look at another version called Paid4Clout.

EmotePay same as Paid4Clout

And here (below) are some reviews from that scam…

Negative Reviews not getting paid Trustpilot
Source: TrustPilot

Of course, I can't predict the future and say for certain the EmotePay reviews and complaints will start showing up, but that's been the trend we've seen with all of EmotePay's “older siblings”…

What I Like About EmotePay

It's pretty clear there's not much to like here. If I was forced to come up with something I think they did a good job designing their wesite.

Unfortuntely, it's the same as a dozen other sites that made similar promises and then vanished before paying anyone.

Other “get-paid-to” sites like Swag Bucks and Survey Junkie might not pay nearly as much as EmotePay is claiming to, but at least their members actually get paid.

So there's really nothing of substance I can say I like about EmotePay.

What I Don't Like

  • A copy of known scams.
  • Phishing for people's passwords and credit card numbers
  • If it's like all the other versions of the same scheme, members won't get paid.
  • False claims and promises.

Where Do You Go From Here?

I know you'd like to earn an income online and work from home. You're not alone and I wish I could tell you EmotePay was legit.

But the numbers don't add up and what's worse, is that it's a copy and paste version of similar systems that have been ripping people off for a long time. They come out faster than we can review them.

There are legit sites like Survey Junkie and Swag Bucks that may not pay crazy amounts of money… but at least they pay.

If you're looking for something bigger, an online business may be what you're looking for.

Or, if you're at home for health reasons, have children to look after, or maybe you just hate your job… earning an income from home is what you want.

With all the junk and fake schemes out there though, knowing how and where to get started properly is what you need in order to get what you want.

Now, I'm going to give you a free step by step beginner's guide to making money online and you can get it by Clicking Here

I hope my EmotePay review has been helpful and if you have any comments, questions, or experience with EmotePay… please share in the comments section below.

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2 thoughts on “EmotePay Review – SCAM or Legit Way to Make Money Social Media?”

  1. Hi Jay, nice review! It’s crazy to have 5000 page view in just one day! I wonder how many views do you have for your top 1 viewed page? Just trying to comprehend how’s that work. Thanks.

    • Hi Han, thanks for reading and taking the time to comment 🙂 Those 5000 page views are for the entire site and spread out over a couple hundred different pages. I don’t have the numbers in front of me and the most popular posts are always changing, but it’s a pretty linear spread from the highest viewed down to the least viewed with some stragglers hanging out on the bottom 😀