Instant Rewards Network

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What is Instant Rewards Network?

Jobs are scarce in America. People are getting desperate and creative in looking for ways to put food on the table. Instant Rewards Network promises hope, and is beginning to gain notoriety and people are looking for answers.

We have completed a full investigation of the company, and we believe that Instant Rewards Network is not a scam. However, feel free to read through our report and make your own judgments.

The company was established in 2009 to provide Fortune 500 companies alternative advertising avenues to TV, Radio and Print. Many people began recording their shows on DVRs and would skip commercials. So Instant Rewards Network partnered with some of these companies, offering to help them market their products and services online, for a portion of their advertising budget.

Many businesses such as Disney, Walmart, Target, Blockbuster, Discover Card, GoDaddy, and GameFly, just to name a few, agreed to the partnership, and now, six years later, remain in business with Instant Rewards Network because of its great success. If it was not a successful, legitimate business, the advertisers would not still be spending a portion of their ad budgets with Instant Rewards Network and its agents. Keep reading.

Is There a Fee to Join Instant Rewards Network?

Instant Rewards Network is a business, not a club or a system. When you complete registration, you are essentially applying for a job there. You don’t pay. You just apply. That’s all. I was surprised to learn that the company doesn’t pursue the registrants or harass them via emails to do, well, anything really. If a registrant wishes to become an agent for Instant Rewards Network, they must be persistent in pursuing that goal.

How is Money Earned?

The title of this section is carefully crafted to make a point. Income is earned at Instant Rewards Network in two ways. One, for work that is done directly by the agents themselves, and two, as a bonus from Instant Rewards Network for building a good team of hard-working agents. You’ll want to start out doing the main job but ease into the secondary job once you build a good team. This is when you can relax a bit and still make a very nice income.

So, you will begin earning money at IRN as a referral agent. This will provide your main source of income while you build your team of agents. IRN provides agents with the marketing information and basic instructions on what to do while your sponsor guides you along the best path to a fast income, so you don’t have to learn it all on your own. Be sure to shop around and get a great sponsor. I wrote more about this in another section.

IRN pays its agents very well; a lot more than you might think, up to $120 per referral. All sponsors/agents are paid directly by the company for operating their business. No one’s income is dependent upon other people’s success like you might find in those less-popular systems or schemes. Everything at IRN is on the level (legit), and they really take good care of their agents.

The second, passive income paid by Instant Rewards Network comes in the form of bonus commissions. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but if you do it right, you earn more this way than you can the main way, and you can do a heck of a lot less! Earn more, work less. It’s true.

For a complete breakdown of how money is earned, see: Get Paid at Instant Rewards Network

How Does It Work?

01Choose a sponsor: When we enter our name and email address in the form next to the introductory video, we are essentially connecting with that sponsor so they can send us information on what to do next.

02There are 3 ways to get to the registration page. After we watch the introductory video, enter our name and email into a form, and hit the submit button, we are taken to the Overview video; nothing to do there but watch, then hit the register button. A second way is to not hit that button, and wait until the sponsor sends us email, then use the links they send us to get to their registration page. And the last way is to bypass the one or more of the videos and link there directly, like this example shows.

03After registration, a few different things happen. First, we should check our email. Instant Rewards Network will send info on what to do next. And, as soon as our sponsor gets the message that we have registered, they should be sending info on what to do, as well. We need to watch the Orientation video first, if we haven’t already seen it. It is 12 minutes packed with information that absolutely covers everything you would want to know. Access it here.

04It is very important that we complete our requirements, first. We cannot access the training area and the full site until we have fully become an agent by doing this part of the training. One day soon, we will be helping others understand this process, so we need hands-on training to be sure we completely understand it ourselves. This is explained in the Orientation video. Find the link above.

05Next, we’ll visit our control panel, setup some things in there, watch some training videos, learn what we are supposed to do from our sponsor, put it into action, and start bringing in money right away. Some people, like Ash (mentioned in this article) are able to get up and running in just hours.

There are many different sites an agent can promote. Each one pays a different commission amount. To see the full list of Cash Sites, visit our friends at Site for Success, and click on the menu item: Cash Sites

Agent Income Proof

Personally, I don’t put a lot of weight into proof docs or testimonies because in this day and age, it’s so easy to Photoshop or simply make up. However, I can vouch for Ash being legit. Ash is a stay-at-home mom on the West Coast whose husband is in the military. She went from joining on a Sunday morning to making nearly $400 before the end of that week. Her sponsor guided her along the shortest path to being paid in the same week. Had she done it on her own, it likely would have taken her a lot longer to figure it out, and even longer to be paid. She followed directions, watched the training videos, and did exactly what she needed to do to get paid in 3 days.

Based solely on the agents I have worked with, the ones that want to do everything on their own spend about 4x the amount of time learning best practices and making their first paycheck. In the two years that I have been an agent, I have more than 1,020 referrals.

As of this month, Ash has been paid 67 times by Instant Rewards Network. If you want the same chance to experience Ash’s success, you will need access to her sponsor, wink, wink, nudge, nudge. The reason I know Ash’s story so well is that I mentored her. I helped her go from broke on a Sunday to $400 just 3 days later. I can help you do that, too.

Better Business Bureau

Before social media, people put a lot of trust in the BBB’s scoring of a business to let them know if it was a company built on quality principles. However, nowadays, with forums, social media and Google, it’s just as easy to do it ourselves; and frankly, more trustworthy, as the BBB’s own principles were recently in question. Instant Rewards Network maintains 3.5 stars from 8 positive comments, zero neutral comments, and zero negative comments.

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If you are ready to give this a try and don’t want to risk spending a lot of time figuring it out on your own, or with a sponsor who may be just as new to it as you are, join my team, and I’ll get you up and running fast. You can be making a lot of money in just a few days.

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  1. Great information you have put together! I have to admit I was skeptical about IR, but you have done an excellent job in putting most of my skepticism to rest. I was even beginning to wonder if this company still existed because most of the info by way of blogs and forums are outdated. It’s comforting to see some real, current info.

    I do have a couple of questions:
    (1) Can you please share how long you have been with this company and
    (2) Since it has been around for 7+ years, is it still relevant in 2015? I am always fearful of “saturation”.

    Thank you in advance for your prompt response. Again, this info was extremely helpful and has, most likely, helped me decide to move forward with joining!

    • Thanks for the compliments on the article. I try to keep it updated as I learn more about the business. The company was established in the summer of 2009, so it has been in business for 5+ years, not 7+. Still, our analytics show that this article gets hundreds of visitors every day. For more information, video access, and making a direct connection with me, you may visit my new site dedicated to Instant Rewards Network info seekers.

  2. I am thankful for someone like you that is straight forward and honest about this company. I have done my research and you seem to say it best, you get out of it , what you put into it! I am excited about signing up with you and having someone like you as a sponsor. I am sure I will learn alot from you and your experience.

  3. Hello, I’m interested in starting this business. Is there a way that I can have you as my trainer? Please let me know.

    • Click the big green button under Resources to join our successful team.

  4. What marketing strategies do you teach, and do you have your own training website?

    • Hi Leandrew,
      I have found that out-of-the-box marketing strategies don’t work too well with a lot of the first-time business owners who become agents for IRN. Rather than engage in a specific method, I use my years of experience to work one-on-one with agents to find out what will work best for their new business as it relates to the way they wish to run their business, in their locale, the time they wish to put into their business, what they’re looking to get out of it, etc.
      — Someone living in downtown Los Angeles will likely have a completely different marketing strategy than someone living in a tiny town in Oklahoma.
      — Someone working full-time who just wants some extra Christmas money, will have a different strategy than someone looking to supplement their income throughout the year.
      — Someone who can spend several hours per week building their business is going to have different expectations than someone who can only devote a small amount of their time to it.
      As for training, I have my own set of instructions and links that I have developed over the last year that I share with agents on my team. Additionally, I provide access points to two training sites geared toward agent development at IRN, and more general Internet Marketing techniques.
      Hope this helps!

  5. So I was just curious it says you need to have a computer, but would I be making phone calls to people? I live in the middle of nowhere and my cell service isn’t the best….

    • Hi Lyndsay,
      You decide how you wish to run YOUR business. You choose the hours, the marketing and the method.

  6. Would I be working directly with you. I’ve spoken to a few sponsors but they were all very new. It’s of most importance to me to have someone who is.successful at this helping me. I’m a struggling single mom on disability and NEED to make a change for both me and my son. We’d both be overly grateful if we were able to change our situation with you’re help.

    • Hi Shari,
      Yes, I work directly with anyone requiring extra assistance. The training is second to none, and most people pick it up very quickly, and start making money within a day or two. However, some folks are brand new to online work and home-based freelance business, so I try to guide them in the right direction as it pertains to IRN.

  7. Do you get paid more based on the number of people you get to sign up?

    • Hi Eric,
      Commission on 100 agents (on my team) is: $14,000.00.
      Commission on 300 agents (on my team) is: $42,000.00.
      Short answer: the more agents you create, the more you make, but you don’t get paid more per agent, which I think is your question.

  8. I am interested in joining instant rewards but was wondering if I can do the work from my iPhone due to my home computer being very old?

    • This is a business that you will run from your home office. You will want to have a computer so you can access emails, plan your campaigns, take notes, etc. but the age of the computer doesn’t matter.

  9. how old do you have to be to join, sorry, it just doesn’t have a terms and conditions.

    • You must be 18 years old. The Terms and Conditions link is provided when you register.

  10. Hi Kev. I’ve been debating whether to sign up with IRN and have been talking with a girl who works for them, but after reading over your website I’m a little inclined to sign up under you. Can you tell me a little about the PAYPAL account. I was going to set that up, just not sure if the money goes into my bank account or onto a card or what? Well, I guess my sponsor will answer any of my questions when I sign up then.

    • You are given the option of receiving income via PayPal or Direct Deposit (bank account). If using PayPal, the money is instantly transfered to your PayPal account. You can spend the money online (or offline if you have a PayPal debit card) or transfer it to a bank account or just leave it there. There are several options available. To find out more, just visit the PayPal website.

  11. Hi Kev. thank you for a great article and very helpful information. I found it inspiring and sincere. It would be nice to have you as my sponsor. I will look for a button to join your team.



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