News Unite Review – Thousands for Minutes of Work?
It’s not very often that I write a product review on request, but in the comments section for a similar product, someone asked me if I knew anything about News Unite, a site that says you can earn up to $2000 per week reading news articles. I didn’t, so went and checked it out and signed up to see what’s going on inside the News Unite Website. Like other similar sites, all owned by the same people, News Unite says they’ll pay you to read short news articles.
Like the other sites, News Unite also says that you can earn even more money by referring friends to the site. Quite a bit more, in fact, as I’ll describe shortly. News Unite claims that they get paid by news agencies to promote their articles, and they’re passing on a lot of that money to you, making it fast and easy to earn a lot of money in a hurry. In fact, they’re saying that $2000 per week is possible. That’s a lot of money, so what’s going on at News Unite? Is it a scam? Read on for my full News Unite review.
News Unite Overview
News Unite is easy to join; just give them an email address and a password and you’re logged in and ready to go. They say that you’ll also have to provide a PayPal or Payza email address in order to get paid, and there’s a form inside the site where you can provide that. You don’t want to do that, as I’ll explain shortly. Once you log in, you can start reading news articles to get paid.
Just click the “read news” link at the top of the page and you’ll see a list of news articles, along with the time that they were posted to the site and the amount of money that they pay. While the site says that they pay $5-$9 per article and an update on the site says “Bonus for reading news is $7 now!”, all of the articles I saw were paying $5. You can read up to 35 articles per day, for a total, at $5 each, of $175 daily.
To read an article, just click on the title. You’ll be taken to a new page where you’ll see the “full” article. I put “full” in quotes, because the article never consists of anything more than a headline and a single sentence. Once you have read that, which takes about two seconds, you click the “confirm” button. Then you’ll be asked to answer a simple math equation to prove that you’re not a robot. If you can add 10 + 25, you’ll do fine. Once you’ve done that, you’ll have $5 added to your News Unite account balance. You can do this 35 times per day, and it will likely take you no more than 30 minutes to do that 35 times.
So how do you earn $2000 per week? By referring friends to the News Unite site. When you join, you’ll be given a unique referral link, and when you refer friends to the site (they recommend Facebook, Craigslist and Backpage to do that), you’ll have $150 added to your account balance for every person who signs up. In addition to that, you’ll receive 20% of what your friends earn each day, so if you refer 10 friends, you’ll get a $1500 bonus, and if your 10 friends read 35 articles per day, you’ll receive another $350 daily in your News Unite account. That’s quite a bit of money, and it won’t take you much time at all to see that piling up in your News Unite account.
To get paid, News Unite says you need to wait until your account balance reaches $2300 and then you can request payment via PayPal or Payza. They say that payment will take 14 working days from the time you request it, but you’ll be paid immediately if you refer 5 friends to the site. Obviously, this gives you tremendous incentive to recommend News Unite to your friends. Why wait 14 days if you don’t have to?
That’s News Unite in a nutshell. It sounds easy and fast and looks like a good way to make money. There must be a downside, right?
There is, and it’s a bit one – News Unite won’t pay you. Not. At. All.
News Unite is one of dozens of sites owned and operated by an individual or a company located in Russia or Ukraine. Their domain names are privately registered through a company in Australia, but their nameservers resolve to Russia. Some of the IP addresses used by this company’s sites resolve to locations in Ukraine. They must have 50 or more sites now, and they all promise to pay you for either reading news or taking short surveys. I’ve yet to hear of anyone who has been paid by any of these sites. Not a single person.
So if News Unite doesn’t pay, what are they doing? Why create a news Website at all? It’s hard to say exactly what News Unite is doing, but here are a few guesses:
- They’re harvesting email addresses so they can either send out spam email to everyone on the list or they’re selling the addresses to people who will send out spam.
- They’re collecting PayPal and Payza login information so they can attempt to hack user accounts.
- They’re making money from ads on the site.
- They’re doing all of those things.
PayPal security is pretty good, so you’re unlikely to get hacked unless you have a really weak password. Of course, with tens of thousands of people signing up for these sites every day, they’re going to encounter a lot of PayPal accounts that do have weak passwords, so a few people probably will have their accounts hacked. As for the spam, well, we all get that, so it’s probably just a bit of added nuisance. As for the ads, you shouldn’t click on them, as that sort of behavior will probably just encourage these people to create more sites like News Unite.
News Unite Summary
News Unite says you can earn $2000 per week from reading news articles on their site. You can’t, though you can certainly see your account balance go up and up and up as you read news articles and refer friends to the site. The problem is that News Unite isn’t going to pay you. While you can make money online, you’re not going to do it by reading news articles at News Unite. Sorry.
News Unite is not recommended. Complete waste of time.