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App Trailers Review: Get Paid to Watch Videos From Your Phone

App Trailers Review: Get Paid to Watch Videos From Your Phone
Jason Wuerch Aug 1, 2017
Want to Earn Some Extra Money?

We go in depth on how to earn money watching videos from your phone with this App Trailers review.

If you have some spare time to kill in a line at a doctor’s office or are just sitting around doing nothing at your desk for work, this app might be perfect for you.

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While rewards aren’t incredibly high for watching a few videos here and there, it can greatly supplement your income if you continuously do it over time.

What is App Trailers?

App Trailers is exactly what it sounds like. You watch video trailers of apps and are rewarded points for each one watched. These points can then be converted into cash or gift card prizes.

App Trailers makes their money by showing an ad display before each video, as companies are willing to pay money to get their name out there.

App Trailers has been around for quite a few years, but has made some major changes recently, drastically cutting down your earnings potential.

How Much Can I Make With App Trailers?

The one downside about App Trailers is that we can’t let videos run on-end without doing some sort of “work.” In this case, that includes the press of a button after each video. This is totally unlike its counterpart Perk TV, where you can let the videos run on for hours without doing anything, essentially granting you a nice, passive income with minimal work.

Each video that you watch will give you 5 points regardless of length. Since all videos give us the same amount of points, why would we choose to watch a longer video over a shorter one? Afterall, our goal should be to make the most amount of money in the shortest amount of time.

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The shortest trailers that find on App Trailers are under the “web apps” section. After watching hundreds and hundreds of videos, there’s usually an ad for about 25 seconds and a trailer for another 25 seconds, meaning you will earn 5 points every 50 seconds. Take note that 10 points is equal to one cent.

If you were quick enough and able to click the next video button almost immediately, earning 5 points every 50 seconds is equivalent to making 360 points per hour (36 cents).

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Once you have reached 500 points, you are eligible to cash out your funds directly to PayPal. Any points above 500 will be given to you as well. If we wanted to run the app for 24/7, we could make a little over $8.00 a day.

Is it Worth it?

This is a question you have to decide yourself. Making $8.00 for an entire day doesn’t sound like much. However, if you were to only use this app when you were at the office and in your spare time, you could make an extra $30 – $40 a month, depending on the amount of use. This is being on the optimistic side.

The only problem is that you can’t run this app for 24 hours straight without receiving some sort of penalty. After running the app for a certain period of time, App Trailers may temporarily bring down the amount of points you make from 5 to 3 after watching each video. That means you would only be receiving 3/5 of $8.00, giving you an even lower payout.

I wouldn’t worry too much about the point reduction. This will only happen if you watch videos for hours and hours at a time. Eventually it will go back up to 5 points even if this does happen. If you do get to this point, I cannot say that it is worth it, and would wait a day until your payout is reset to 5 points per video.

For me personally, this app has netted me an extra $30 a month on average just sitting at a cubicle. I have lots of dead time in my office. As long as I can remember to keep clicking away, I’m making a few extra bucks per day. In the short-run it may not seem like much, but it definitely helps me pay off a few meals without taking anything out of my time.

Are There Any Other Ways to Earn With App Trailers?

Aside from watching videos, you could sign-up for the App Trailers offers available under their “Promos” section. Offers can range anywhere from 5 – 2500 points at this current time. However, a lot of the higher-end ones require you to sign-up for their offer, often putting cash down before points are received.

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That being said, I tend to stay away from these offers as they take a long time to complete and I don’t want to go through the extra hassle, as well as receive some spam in my inbox.

The only recommendation I make as to receive some extra cash through App Trailers is using their referral program. If you use my referral code ‘famishedbowl3’ and sign-up here you’ll receive 50 points for free.

Final Thoughts

If I had to base App Trailers solely on the amount of money you could make, there’s not really a good counter-argument against that it’s not worth it. The payout potential is so low for anyone to even consider doing this full-time.

The best time to use App Trailers is when you have some spare time such as waiting in line or have nothing to do in a cubicle at work. Sometimes what I do is play videos while I’m driving (since I have unlimited data).

I just make sure to have my thumb over the next video button and press every so often. This way I’m still keeping an eye on the road while making some cash.

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If you want to support Frugal For Less, please click on one of the links you see in this article and use the referral code ‘buybooth9’ to help. We will both receive an additional 50 points in our account.

Let us know about your experience with App Trailers in the comments below. Thanks for reading.

Jason Wuerch

My name is Jason Wuerch and I'm currently located in Madrid, Spain running a personal finance blog called Frugal For Less. My goal is to help everyone and anyone willing to make and save money through easy and simple ways that don't require much effort. Just because you're frugal doesn't mean you have to give up life's luxuries.

Comments (15)

DO NOT USE APPTRAILERS!!! The company is nothing but a bunch of crooks and assholes! THEY WILL SUSPEND YOU WITHOUT NOTICE!!! I have been suspended and two friends have also been suspended. Once they suspend you, you can forget about getting unsuspended because they will accuse you of cheating. If you look at their page on FaceBook, you’ll see they don’t even have 2,500 likes but other services that have a good reputation to work, such as PerkTV, SwagBucks and Lucktastic have ALOT more likes! AppTrailers doesn’t respond or update their FaceBook page. They will block your email address too! They are making a KILLING off people using their app to rack up on points and then suspending their accounts! One of my accounts got suspended after TWO DAYS!! I cashed out $1 on Amazon and got that, but the 50 cents I cashed out on PayPal never came to me and it said I was suspended. I emailed them from another email address and they never replied back! These people that run it (Craig and Victoria Blevins) are crooks!!

I’ve heard a lot of bad things about App Trailers, such as the one you posted. But so far I haven’t been banned, and I’ve been making a few dollars every here and there using it. However, you are correct, I HIGHLY recommend using Swagbucks or Perk TV over this if you have a choice. That’s why the articles on those rewards programs that I wrote tend to get more views.

I just make sure to cash out to PayPal very early, and I’ve been using it for about a month now. Sorry you had a bad experience. If you happen to have two phones, try using a different one to see if that works, or changing networks. ;)

When did you actually get banned? Maybe they’ve lightened up on their policy.

Not sure if this counts..being as we are in 2016? I’ve faithfully used this app for a year and a half. They’ve always paid and I’ve never been banned. Either many users are unfortunate, or they really are trying to cheat the system one way or another. Just my two cents..

Hi, I’m being honest my code won’t give you a million points, like others claim. But you do get 100 points and it helps me out.

My code is : paid2

How do you redeem your points to PayPal? I have around 10,000 points but I don’t see the redeem through PayPal option in the rewards. Please help

Hi can we use app trailers on the two devices with same PayPal account? But i use different facebook emails. Because many of them saying they are banning because of same address. Need help on this

Hi, I’m being honest my code won’t give you a million points, like others claim. But you do get 90 points and it helps me out.

My code is : paid2

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