I love trying out new products, especially when it comes to staking platforms, currency exchanges and mobile gaming. I also usually try to find a few good referral codes for products I'm trying out because they typically come with a little invite bonus.
Who doesn't like free stuff?
But I get a little frustrated when I go through the effort, and the products or services are GARBAGE.
So, here are a few referral links from apps and programs I'm using right now and a few dishonourable mentions to avoid.
Crypto Apps to Try
The Quicrypto P2E Mobile App
I was a little skeptical about Quicrypto, but after seeing so many Reddit users recommend it, I decided to give it a shot.
As far as P2E mobile apps go, this one is A-Tier.
There are several ways to earn (surveys, mobile games, registering for services etc.), but I think Quicrypto's Blits Missions deserve a special mention.
I've tried many P2E platforms at this point, where the offers require hours of dedication for a small payout and can be very difficult to complete. Offers from IronSource and Ad Gem follow this format. And I never seem to qualify for surveys.🤷
But the Blitz Missions are quick, five-minute guaranteed opportunities to earn a few thousand points daily.
I've been using the app for about three months now, and even though I've only completed 3-5 big offers, I've managed to withdraw about three dollars in Litecoin with no issues. Admittedly, it's not a lot, but I'm looking forward to using my earnings to try out a few online casinos that accept crypto.
My Rating: ★★★★☆
- Guaranteed 5-minute mission opportunities to earn points every day
- Quality offers for popular apps and mobile games (Evermerge, Family Island etc.)
- Extremely low minimum withdrawal for points
- Payouts available in Bitcoin and Litecoin
- Some offers are complicated to complete within the time frame given
- Some P2E app recommendations are uncompletable (more about this later)
- Unlikely you'll make a ton of money
- Blitz missions are extremely repetitive
My Referal Link: https://quicrypto.page.link/Xk2w
Crypto.com Mobile App
I'd been looking for an exchange to buy my first few tokens for weeks when I saw an ad for Crypto.com.
Until then, sites like KuCoin refused to verify for me, which was anxiety-inducing. I'm not a fan of giving out personal information, especially ID, but the Crypto.com KYC process was one of the simplest to complete. Within 20 minutes, I had about $15 in Ethereum and Bitcoin, which was super exciting.
After using the app a little bit, I think I'm most impressed by the comprehensive data views available for tokens listed on the exchange.
Seeing how different projects have performed over time is a great way to sort out hyped-up shitcoins from projects that have stood the test of time. After all, anyone can make their own token.
I also feel like the gamified onboarding process is an excellent way to introduce new users to cryptocurrency for the first time. The 'missions' are accessible, easy to complete and walk you through your first few purchases and setting up notifications for pricing targets.
And as a little bonus, you earn gems that you can use to redeem a limited selection of rewards (NFTs, CRO etc.)
My Rating: ★★★★★
- Comprehensive performance graphs for all tokens listed on the exchange
- Customizable price threshold and target pricing notifications to help track your favourite tokens
- Daily onboarding 'missions' that reward you with points you can spend on Crypto.com tokens or NFTs
- New users can try out several different aspects of using crypto (buying, selling, trading, staking etc.) without leaving the app
- User-friendly interface for token and portfolio performance
- The staking rates are not nearly as good as the rates offered by Trustwallet or Cake Defi
- Users that don't like holding crypto on exchanges will only benefit from the 'All time' performance graphs
- A LOT of recent negative reviews, so buyers beware
- I think the referral only applies to users who want to earn CRO through their credit card program, which I have not tried.
- The NFTs are mostly garbage and seem to be a new addition to the platform
My Referal Link: https://crypto.com/app/4teeur3e88
Yes, yes. I know everybody and their grandma have heard of Honey by now. But if you still don't have the extension for SOME REASON, I thought I'd drop my referral code here. I wouldn't call it a must-have, but it's nice when you're doing a lot of online shopping.
My Rating: ★★★
- Easy-to-use coupon code service
- Tons of popular participating websites
- Honey Gold Rewards Program
- Track products and brands for price drops and sale alerts
- Can encourage excessive spending habits
- I find I often already have the 'best price' according to Honey
- Browser extensions can be intrusive and annoying
My Referal Link: joinhoney.com/ref/2jjx0bv
Green Geeks Web Hosting
I've built four or five WordPress client sites on Green Geeks and love their hosting services. So, if you're looking for fast, secure, easy-to-use WordPress hosting, this is my number one recommendation.
My Rating: ★★★★★
- Easy-to-use (free) Wildcard SSL and WordPress install options
- Stellar customer support
- Eco-friendly, secure hosting
- Consistent Server Up-time
- Shared hosting options
- Affordable pricing
- I honestly can't think of any
My Referal Link: https://www.greengeeks.com/track/u94177
Products and App Offers to Avoid
One of the most frustrating aspects of P2E gaming is you can quickly end up down a rabbit hole of using a P2E application to complete an offer for another P2E app that is part of an offer you are trying to complete for your original P2E application of choice.
It's gross and time-consuming, and the offers rapidly decline in quality the further in you go.
So, here are a few offers on Quicrypto and a few other applications to avoid.
P2E Apps That Don't Payout
Here's how the rabbit hole starts. First, you see an easy-to-complete-looking offer to download another P2E application where you have to play at least 30 minutes of any game'.
Sounds easy, right? WRONG.
I've downloaded at least three different apps, Money Well, Coin Pop and one other app I can't remember the name of that stayed installed on my phone for 2-3 days without giving me a single offer to play so I could complete the original offer.
After doing this dance a few times, I agree with JohnWege that P2E gaming and faucets are generally a waste of time for anybody looking to make serious money. But, I find if you make an effort to only try out products you were interested in anyways, it can be rewarding.
Painfully Boring Mobile Games
There are a few mobile games I tried out this year that I hated playing with a burning passion. Specifically, Merge Gardens and anything where you have to play at least 200-500 levels to complete. Avoid at all costs.
That being said, there were a few games I tried out through P2E gaming that I genuinely enjoyed and still play.
Specifically, Evermerge, Family Island, Puzzle Page and Triple Tile.
And that's all I've got to say about that. ✌️