How It Works
NOTICE: Starting June 1st, 2020 the Paidtogo Program in fundamentally changing. Please read below for details on how the new program works.
Introducing Paidtogo Coins
Paidtogo is launching it's updated program on June 1, 2020. We will be fundamentally changing how Paidtogo works. Here is a summary of the changes:
Old Program (before June 1, 2020): Previously Paidtogo rewarded users based on a competitive leaderboard system. Users earned Points for every mile they walked or ran. Those points were used to rank users in our leaderboard. Payments were progressive and increased the higher up the leaderboard you ranked for a current month.
New Program: Starting June 1, 2020 we will be introducing Paidtogo Coins. Users will earn Coins for every mile they walk and run. Coins can be used to purchase Paypal Payouts. While there will still be a leaderboard to encourage and motivate users, payments will no longer be based on your ranking. The main reason for this is that the same power users were winning all the money every month and leaving the majority of users frustrated. The new system will allow everyone to accumulate Coins over time and they will not be reset every month like Points were. So whether it takes you 3 months or a year to reach your payout limit, you can get paid at your own pace without worrying about what other users are doing. We will still be paying out over 50% of funds we receive from advertising and in app subscriptions. We will still be giving out random cash prizes to users just for participating.
We will still have two programs. Our free Program will be called Paidtogo Coins and our paid program ($7.99/month, $49.99/year) will be called Paidtogo Pro. We call these two programs "Pools". Here is a rundown of how each Pool works:
Paidtogo Coins - Our free pool is called Paidtogo Coins. Users earn 1 Coin for every mile they walk or run. Earnings are capped at 10 Coins per day. Users can earn 1 Coin for sharing their activity to social media each day. When users have accumulated enough Coins for a payout they will purchase the payout from the Paidtogo Store in the app using their Paidtogo Coins. Users will receive their payment within 30 days of the purchase.
Paidtogo Pro - Our Pro pool will operate the same as the free pool with some important differences. First the earnings cap is tripled to 30 Coins per day. Second, users earn 2 Coins per mile instead of 1 Coin. Third, Pro allows users to Sync with Apple Health and/or track their activities in the background without opening the app. When you have earned enough coins you can purchase a Paypal Payout from our Paidtogo Store in the app. We have $50, $100 and $500 Payouts available for purchase from the Paidtogo store.
Paidtogo Coins is our free pool that anyone can join. Payouts are purchased from the Paidtogo Store when enough coins have been accumulated. The free program is funded by advertising. To remove ads please upgrade to Paidtogo Pro.
- 1 Walk/Run Mile = 1 PTG Coin
- 10 Coins per day max
- % of users will win random cash drawings
- Funds available are based on ad revenue
- Users can remove ads by upgrading to Pro
- The more users in the pool the more prizes available
You earn Paidtogo Coins for every mile/KM you walk and run. When you have accumulated enough coins, you can use the Coins to purchase a Paypay Payout of $50, $100 or $500. We also remove ads and enable auto tracking and Apple Sync for walk and run activities. Paidtogo Pro is funded through app subscription revenue.
Paidtogo Pro gives you the following benefits over the Paidtogo Points Pool:
- Earn 2x Coins per mile towards Paypal Payouts
- Earn 3x more Coins per day (30 Coin cap)
- Enable auto-tracking for walk and run activities. (No need to login to track an activity)
- Enable Apple Sync
- Remove ads from app
How you get paid:
Paidtogo Coins - Payments are made via Paypal up to 30 days after purchase of a Paypal Payout.
Paidtogo Pro - Payments are made up to 30 days after you purchase a Paypal Payout from the Paidtogo Store.
How Payments are distributed:
Paypal Payouts are divided up into $50, $100 and $500 payouts that are available when you have earned enough Paidtogo Coins. Larger payouts are discounted. The value of a Paidtogo Coin varies depending on the Paypal Payout you purchase. For example the $500 payout is 20,000 Coins giving it a value of $.025 cents per Coin. Smaller payouts of $50 and $100 have a lower Coin value as they are not as steeply discounted. You can view the Paypal Payouts and the Coins needed to purchase them in the Paidtogo Store in the apps.
The Paidtogo Store
Users can view available Payouts in the Paidtogo Store located in our apps. The number of available Payouts each month is determined by our revenue from in-app purchases and advertising. We pay out over 50% of funds we bring in every month. As we grow the number of units available will increase.
Once all of the available units of Payouts have been purchased for a given month, there will be no more Payouts available until the next month. So you may have to wait until the following month to purchase your desired Payout if it is not available.
We currently have 3 available offers*:
1. $50 Payout
Cost = 3000 Coins
2. $100 Payout
Cost = 5000 Coins
3. $500 Payout
Cost = 20,000 Coins
*Note that we may change the Cost, number of units available, and any other details of the Payout at any time.
You have 3 options for tracking your walk and run activities
1. Manual Tracking - You can track your activities by opening the app and clicking "Start Activity
2. Auto-Tracking - You can enable auto tracking if you upgrade to Paidtogo Pro. Auto tracking allows you to track your walk and run activities in the background without manually starting an activity. You can go to Settings in the app to turn on auto tracking.
3. Apple Health Sync - You can enable Apple Health Sync by upgrading to Paidtogo Pro and going to Settings in the app. Keep in mind this will reset your Coins for the month so do this at the beginning of a new month if you have Coins you don't want to lose.
Preventing Fraudulent Activity
Attempting to game or defraud the system takes money from honest users and erodes trust in the program. We have many verification measures taking place behind the scenes to make sure that users are only walking and running in accordance with our terms and conditions. These include step tracking, speed, location and other indicators useful for determining activity type. In the event that we find a user is attempting to game the system and earn Coins and money outside of normal walk and run activities, we will delete that users account and no payouts will be made to that user. Attempting to defraud the system includes the following types of activities: any machine powered assistence, GPS spoofing, attaching your phone or wearable device to anything other than your body, consistently accumulating the max number of points every day for an extended period of time when your step, location and speed data don't match up, etc...
We are interested in your feedback on how we can make this program better and pay more people for walking and running. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the contact form and we will get back to you asap.