Quest of News – $250 Per Day?
NOTE: We have no relationship with Quest of News
It seems that those wily Russians are at it again, with their new site, Quest of News. This site pays $7 every time you read a one-sentence-long news article and you can read 35 articles per day, plus earn referral bonuses and affiliate income. Is Quest of News legit? Or is Quest of News a scam?
Read on for our full Quest of News review.
We’ve reviewed a number of sites lately that offer to pay you cash for taking a simple survey or reading a news article. These include Up Survey, Survey Trendo, Survey Double, and All News Round. All of these sites work the same way – you sign up, provide your PayPal or Payza email address, spend a few minutes either reading articles or answering survey questions, and see anywhere from $7 to $20 added to your account. When you reach the minimum amount required for payout, they’ll pay the money to your PayPal or Payza account. It couldn’t be easier, right?
Quest of News Overview
Signing up at Quest of News couldn’t be easier. You give them an email address and a password and you’re in. Then you click on “read news” at the top of the page, and you’ll be presented with a short list of news headlines. You choose one, examine it for a second or two, click “confirm” and answer a short math question to prove that you’re not a robot. That’s it; after you do this, which only takes about ten seconds, you’ll have another $7 in your account. When you reach $1400, you can request that the money be paid to your PayPal or Payza account.
Quest of News says you can read about 35 articles per day, which would pay you $245 daily. You can also earn extra money by referring others. For that, you get $40 for every partner you refer, plus 20% from their earnings. This, Quest of News claims, can help you earn $2500 per week.
Quest of News has only been online for a few days, but it seems to be owned by the same Russian group that owns the other sites I mentioned above. All of those sites work much the same way – you’re assigned a task that takes only a few seconds to complete, and it’s a task that appears to have no real value to anyone. Then you’re paid what most would consider to be a decent hourly wage for that ten seconds of work.
Quest of News claims that “mass media wants people to learn current news from their site and they are ready to pay for that” but:
- There is no “news”; what you are asked to read is little more than a short sentence.
- There’s no link to the source of the news, so the source can’t be benefiting in any way.
- There’s no reason for anyone to pay you $7 to read a single sentence
Keep in mind that the people responsible for the news don’t know who you are. They don’t know your age, where you live, your income bracket, or anything else about you. The news agencies cannot derive any benefit from you having read a sentence that was copied from their site and reposted at Quest of News.
Furthermore, there’s no way that having you read a single sentence, answer a simple math question and clicking OK can be worth $7 to the people who run Quest of News.
What May Be Happening with Quest of News
If Quest of News is like the other sites run by these same people, they’re not going to pay you. Once you reach your minimum payment threshold of $1400, you’ll request payment and …nothing will happen. I’ve tried this with a couple of the other sites, and you’ll just get a message that says “payment sent” and that’s that. Nothing else ever happens.
There are a couple of ways that Quest of News could be getting something out of you having an account with them:
- They get your email address, so they can use it to send you endless spam messages
- You’re actually doing work for them, and don’t realize it.
What work are you doing? It’s not reading the news. The work you’re doing is the math problem itself. When I read a particular news article and was presented with the math problem to solve to prove that I “wasn’t a robot”, I looked at the page source code and saw this:
<form action="/" method="post" class="getBonusForm"> 10 + 20 = <input type="text" name="work_code" class="rinp shot" /> <input type="submit" class="btn" name="work_ok" value="ok" /> <input type="hidden" name="work_id" value="935" /> </form>
Note the “work code” and the “work_ok” and the “work id” in the code above. There are many reasons that people need to have CAPTCHA codes broken; it’s usually so they can use automated software to publish content on Websites. Breaking CAPTCHA codes manually is a nuisance, and while there’s software that will do it, there are also paid services where you can hire people to do it for you…for a price. It’s relatively inexpensive and it’s usually priced at about $1.50 per thousand.
I suspect that what Quest of News is doing is getting you to do work for free that they’d otherwise have to pay to have done. They’re not going to pay you for it, though. You’re just working for them, for free.
Quest of News Summary
Quest of News is promising to pay you for performing the simple task of reading the news when you’re really doing CAPTCHA breaking work for them for free while also giving them your email address. You’re not going to get paid; you’re just wasting your time. Is Quest of News a scam? Pretty much, though I don’t see massive harm there. Still, it is a waste of time if you’re trying to make money online. There are good ways to do that, and if you’re interested in a legitimate way to work online from home, there are ways to do it that won’t cost you anything to get started.
Instead of wasting your time with Quest of News, you should join Wealthy Affiliate. Wealthy Affiliate is a training site where you can learn about affiliate marketing, building Websites, and earning an income from home. It’s free to join, and you’ll have access to a comprehensive training course, tutorial videos and a user forum where you’ll meet great people and learn new things. It’s a better way to spend your time than reading news at Quest of News.
Quest of News is not recommended.