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If making money online is what you want, the idea of earning cash with your computer is a dream come true, right? I know what you mean 🙂
You may be young and in school or a little older and drowning in debt. KashTree claims they’ll give you what you need. In fact, they say you can earn $500 today.
But are you wasting your time? Will you ever get paid?
You’re hoping KashTree isn’t a scam, but it also sounds to good to be true. So in this review I’ll explain what KashTree is, how it works and whether you can make real money. I’ll also uncover the red flags so you’ll know if they’re a scam, or if they’re actually a legit company.
Please note, I am not a member or an affiliate for KashTree. 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 KashTree?
KashTree claims to be an influencer network that pays you for sharing your referral link on social media platforms and sites like YouTube. But what they claim to be and what they actually are might surprise you.
It’s true, they’ll add money to your KashTree account when someone clicks your link. You’ll even earn money for signing up.
Or at least, it’ll appear as if you’re earning money. But if you’ve been using KashTree for awhile now, you’ll know their money isn’t worth anything until you actually get paid.
Until it’s in YOUR bank account.
So what do we know about KashTree?
To start, they say they’ve been around since 2015 and you’d think, if it were a scam and they were not really paying paying people, we’d know by now.
If it’s difficult to read on a small screen, the highlighted text says…
Kashtree was founded in 2015 and that they are the #1 influencer with over $44 million dollars paid out to 300,000 members.
The problem with that claim is that their domain name, kashtree.com, was only registered on August 11th of 2019.
Now, I know I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer… but I do know that 2019 is not 2015 🙂
As far as their “influencer” status, it’s also strange they have very little social media presence. The first KashTree posts and videos only appear a couple weeks ago.
Again, in August of 2019.
So we know their claim of being founded in 2015 is a lie. And it’s not likely they’ve become the #1 influencer in less than a month and paid $44 million dollars to 300,000 members either.
So as far as KashTree being legit, it’s not looking good so far.
To be clear though, doing things like online surveys is not a way to get rich online. They’re a great way to earn some pocket cash but if you want a serious income, an online business might be what you’re looking for.
With all the scams and schemes out there though, knowing how and where to get started properly is what you need to get what you want.
The big question regarding Kashtree though, is this…
Is KashTree a Scam?
I’m extremely careful before I call something a scam, but in my opinion, like other get-rich-quick schemes such as 3 Step Method, KashTree is a scam.
It’s not fair for me to make that claim without proof though, and you shouldn’t just take my word for it. So I’ll be going over the deceptions and red flags you need to know about.
For example, according to KashTree’s Frequently Asked Question “How Does It Work”, they say this…
“We strive to provide straight transparency to our members. Money generated from ad-spend revenue and sponsorship products is used to pay our members. By inviting friends, you are building traffic to our site and increasing ad revenue. You are also increasing exposure to our sponsors’ products, ultimately, increasing sponsor relations across our network. “
You can also look at the next question, "How do you earn?"
“Earning on KashTree is simple. You can earn by inviting friends to our site. Referring isn’t for you? You can also earn by testing some of our sponsors’ products in the members’ area.”
The reason this is important is because you can go through the entire KashTree website and pretty much word for word, it’s the same copy and paste text as Kids Have Money and Viral Bucks…
So there are some serious red flags when it comes to KashTree, and legitimate reasons I consider them a scam.
I’ll get into what’s really going on here in a moment… but first, let’s look closer at the way KashTree is supposed to work.
How Does KashTree Work?
Joining KashTree is free. Once you enter your name, email and chosen password, you’ll see a screen like this…
You’re given a unique referral link that’s connected to your account and told you’ll be paid $2 every time someone clicks your link.
I know… it sounds great, right?
Even better, if your referral joins KashTree, you’ll earn an additional $15.
More Ways to Earn Money
In addition to referring new members, KashTree also pays you $50… (well… they add $50 to your KashTree account with the illusion that they’re paying you) for recording and uploading a YouTube testimonial.
But the numbers don’t add up here, and I’ll explain why in a moment… but to keep this review going I’ll quickly go over one other way you can earn money.
Performing small tasks.
You can earn $30 for doing things like filling out a survey or entering your phone number.
They’ll also pay you $30 for entering your email, choosing a password and confirming your credit card number.
Let’s think about that for a moment…
You give them your email address, password and credit card number and they give you $30…
There are many legit websites where you create an account and purchase a product with your credit card.
But there are no legit sites I know of that’ll pay $30 just for your credit card information, email address and password, which may be the same email and password you use to log into other accounts like, oh, I don’t know…
… Amazon maybe?
It would be all the information KashTree needed for an Amazon shopping spree on your dime.
Sites like KashTree don’t last long because no one one actually gets paid. But they last long enough to attract thousands of members. Even tens of thousands of members.
And you probably don’t use the same email and password for every account, but someone does. And when you have tens of thousands of emails and passwords to try out, eventually you’ll find a few that turn into a big payday.
So if you’re wondering what KashTree is all about and the reasons they’re running this scam, that’s one of them.
So if you’re looking for legit ways to get paid online, please don’t shoot the messenger, but KashTree is not one of them. You’re far better off with legit online survey sites like Survey Junkie and Swag Bucks.
You won’t replace your job with sites like these, but they’re a good way to get started online.
For something bigger though, like a full-time income from home, an online business might be what you want.
If you have young ones to look after for example, or you’re at home for medical reasons… working a regular job is not easy.
In that case, knowing how and where to get started online is what you need in order to get what you want.
Why KashTree Won't Pay You
There are a couple reasons KashTree won’t pay you. One is that they never intended to pay you in the first place.
If you’ve already spent a ton of time sharing your referral link on social media (and recording a YouTube video for KashTree), just know you’re not alone.
I’ve been taken by scams like KashTree before as well, and it’s one of the reasons I started this website. To help others avoid scams.
A second reason KashTree won’t pay you is because they can’t. They don’t have that kind of money because the numbers don’t add up.
Let me explain…
The Numbers Don't Add Up
Earlier we talked about KashTree’s claim they’ve paid out more than $44 million dollars to members.
That’s a tremendous amount of money and we should ask where that money comes from.
In other words, what is KashTree getting from all of this?
Where did they get $44 million dollars to pay you because you’re not buying anything from them and your referrals are not buying anything either.
Let’s take the fifty-dollars they’re paying you to upload a YouTube video.
If they really have 300,000 members like they claim, it’s fair to assume at least half of them would upload a YouTube video.
So let’s look at the numbers…
150,000 people uploading 150,000 YouTube videos for $50 each works out to $7.5 Million Dollars!
That’s $7.5 Million Dollars that KashTree would have to pay out for 150,000 YouTube videos that all have the same title. Most of them have poor video and audio quality as well.
Some are just random recordings that have nothing to do with KashTree.
What’s worse, 99.9% of those videos will never be viewed by single person because no one is scrolling through 150,000 videos. At the most, if you’re searching YouTube for information about KashTree, you’ll look at the first 5 or 10 videos.
Maybe you’ll even watch the first 20. But not 150,000.
That’s leaves 149,980 videos that will never get watched by anyone except a friend or family member. At best they might get one or two views…
So why would KashTree spend $7.5 million dollars on 150,000 YouTube videos when 99.9% of them will never get viewed?
The answer is they wouldn’t.
They don’t have that kind of money for one, and two…
… even if they did, they have zero intention of paying it to anyone.
We can ask the same question about the $25 they claim to pay you for joining, or the $2 per click, or the $15 they pay when your referral joins.
And then they claim they’ll pay you $30 for simply giving them your phone number.
If they’re able to give you $30 for your phone number, they must be selling it to someone else for more than $30.
Who would buy your phone number for more than $30?
It’s true there are companies who pay for referrals. They pay for clicks, emails, phone numbers and in some cases your physical address.
But they will not pay $15, $25 or $30.
At most they’ll pay a buck or two unless those referrals are highly specific.
For example… a dental equipment company will pay a high price for a list of dentists who are searching online for specific dental equipment.
Those kind of referrals are worth $30 (because they can lead to one or two sales worth tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars).
But no company pays that kind of money for random referrals like you and I who have no intention of buying anything. They might pay one or two dollars at the very most, but that’s it.
So KashTree might be getting one or two bucks every time someone gives up their phone number. And it might add up to tens of thousands of dollars for them. But not for us.
And it certainly doesn’t add up to the tens of millions they’d need to pay every member. Which is why no one ever gets paid.
Well, I should say most people never get paid.
Every once in awhile they might give someone a few bucks hoping for a positive review. But it’s rare.
Fake Payment Proof
On KashTree’s website you can find a section for payment proof that looks like this…
If we look at another version of this scheme called Profit4Clout, you can see they’re using some of the same screenshots as proof.
There’s another screenshot they’re using on both websites, can you spot it 🙂
KashTree Reviews and Complaints
It’s still early for KashTree reviews and complaints to come in, and here’s why…
What typically happens is people join, they do a lot of work and spend a lot of time sharing their referral links, performing tasks and uploading their YouTube videos.
It seems like they’re earning money because it’s showing up in their KashTree accounts.
But as we discussed earlier. The money you’re supposedly being paid is only real when it hit’s YOUR bank account. And for that you must wait.
KashTree says payments are made instantly when scheduled but when are they scheduled?
According to your dashboard, they say payments have been changed to NET 30.
That means from the time you start earning money to the time you’re actually paid is a minimum of 30 days.
That’s 30 days of sharing your referral link and watching money accumulate in your account.
And it could be as high as 60 days because if you join early in the month, your cashout total won’t be ready until the the 30th.
Then you’ll have to wait another 30 days for your payment to clear.
That’s when the KashTree reviews and complaints will start showing up.
But we know this is the same person or group of people behind other scams like Paid4Clout... so we can look at those reviews and complaints.
The biggest compliant of course is not getting paid.
That particular version of the scheme (Paid4Clout) is in it’s final stage and like all versions that came before, they rebrand when the negative reviews start coming in and then run the same scam again.
This time as KashTree.
So in a month or two you’ll see countless Kashtree complaints from people who are not getting paid
What I Like About KashTree
If I could come up with one thing, it might be that there site is clean and easy to use. But it doesn’t matter because it’s not real
So for all intents and purposes, there’s nothing I like about KashTree.
Having said that, there are some legit “get-paid-to” sites I do like such as Swag Bucks.
There are so many people who want to make money but they’re looking for something simple… not an online job or business.
In that case, get-paid-to sites are a simple way to have a little fun and earn some extra spending cash. Legit survey sites like Survey Junkie are great too.
The people behind KashTree know these sites are popular though, which is why they can run this scam over and over for years.
What I Don't Like
- Fake payment proof.
- Everything from the date they were founded to the number of members they have is a lie.
- Members don’t get paid.
- Phishing scam for people who use the same email and password on multiple accounts.
Where Do You Go From Here?
You want to make money online and I know exactly how you feel. I work from home full-time now, but only after spending a lot of time and money on junk that went nowhere.
Schemes like Kashtree prey on that desire to earn an income online. They know how important it is to you.
You might be a student in school or a single parent at home. You may have health challenges making regular work difficult or maybe you just hate your job and you’re desperate to get out.
The good news is that it’s possible. You can make money online. I know you can do it because I do it.
But it’s not as easy as KashTree makes it out to be.
If you really want to earn an income from home, knowing how (and where) to start the right way is what you need in order to get what you want.
A full-time income from home though will take a little more time and effort, but for the right person, an online business might be what you’re after.
Either way… I hope my KashTree review has been helpful and if you have any comments, questions or experience with KashTree… please share in the comments section below.