This is a full overview about [Idle-Empire](https://www.idle-empire.com/r/500freepoints), a GPT (Get-Paid-To) site that’s been around since 2015. Idle-Empire is primarily targeted towards gamers, but they also have payouts through PayPal, Gift Cards, Cryptocurrencies, and Perfect Money – so I think it’s a good fit for r/beermoney too!
Idle-Empire has a lot of different earning and payout methods, some that you won’t find on regular GPT sites. I’ll go over every earning and payout method in this post.
You get 500 Points ($0.05) for free when you sign up through my referral link, and of course, you support me too. I’ll also include a clean link for people who prefer not to use my referral link:
### [Referral Link](https://www.idle-empire.com/r/500freepoints) | [Clean Link](https://www.idle-empire.com)
# Supported Countries
As far as I’m aware, there are no country restrictions on Idle-Empire. Everyone can sign up. There are some earning methods where your country does not matter, for others it does matter. People from all countries are able to idle, mine, complete promotions, and collect referrals. The availability of surveys, offers, and videos depend on your country.
# Currency Value
Idle-Empire uses the term “Points” for their virtual currency. 10,000 Points are worth $1.00.
# Payout Proof
I can provide this [Coinbase payout proof](https://imgur.com/tXxEX6M).
# Payout Conditions
The minimum payout amount is $0.10 for most payout methods. Some payout methods like gift cards ($1.00 – $10.00) or PayPal ($2.50) have a higher minimum payout amount.
You’ll need to verify your account before you can make your first payout. You can verify your account with your mobile phone number, a verification code will be sent to your phone number.
# Earning Methods
In this section, I’ll describe all available earning methods and add my personal opinion and experience about every method.
### Surveys & Offers
I guess everybody here is familiar with the concept of surveys and offers. They are tasks that involve answering questions, downloading programs and mobile apps, registering on platforms, and much more. It’s a grind but it can pay off since there are some offers that pay good money. Idle-Empire has a number of different offerwalls, here’s a full list:
Personally, I like doing surveys and offers because they pay well. But it’s also more work than other earning methods. No pain, no gain.
Idle-Empire has videos from EngageMe.TV, Smores.TV, and Hideout.TV. I believe many of you guys are familiar with those 3 providers, they are all owned by AdscendMedia. All you have to do is watch videos and sometimes there’s gonna be an advertisement in between videos, and after every 3 ads, you get paid 50 Points.
I liked to do videos in the past because it was easy and fast. Now I do it less, I feel that it became slower because I get fewer ads than before.
### Game Servers
You have to join the Team Fortress 2 game servers of Idle-Empire and every minute you receive 1 Point. That’s 1440 Points per day, which is $0.144 per day or $4.32 per month. It’s not much but you don’t have to do anything for it except being on the server. This process is called “idling” because you don’t do anything. Idle-Empire shows video ads on the servers, so I guess that’s how they can afford to pay people for being on the servers.
[Team Fortress 2 is free-to-play on Steam](https://store.steampowered.com/app/440/Team_Fortress_2/), so everyone can just install it.
Idle-Empire also has an [Autojoin tool](https://www.idle-empire.com/gameserver/autojoin/126.96.36.199:29115) which makes sure you automatically get reconnect to the server in case of a disconnected (can happen if your internet is down for a moment).
I’m usually on the game servers 24/7 because it’s free money for me – my computer is always running anyways and having the game run in the background doesn’t bother me since it’s not slowing down my computer.
Most people will have noticed the cryptocurrency craze during 2017 and 2018, where mining also played an important role. Idle-Empire has its own cryptocurrency miner and you get paid for running it on your computer.
The average hashrate is currently 261 hashes per second. There’s a calculator on the Idle-Empire website and it says that you earn 32,451 Points per month with that hashrate – that’s $3.24. Note that this is just the current average, you might earn less or more depending on the GPU and CPU you have.
The issue with mining is that it takes your computer a lot of its CPU/GPU power, so you won’t be able to use it for other stuff in the meantime. Your computer will also consume more electricity. I believe mining isn’t worth it for most people anymore unless you don’t pay for electricity.
I’ve used mining about 10 months ago or so and it was much more profitable at the time, I was making $0.80 – $0.90 per day. Haven’t done it since the profitability went down, I think for most people it’s only worth it now if you have free electricity.
Idle-Empire has a simple referral system – you earn 20% of what your referrals earn through surveys/offers, servers, and mining. Here are the terms:
– The referred user must be new to Idle-Empire
– You earn 20% of all Points that the referred user earns through surveys/offers, servers, and mining
– You earn 50 Points for every new referred user
– The referred user earns 500 Points when signing up through your referral link
20% is pretty nice and I believe it can be a good passive income if you get active referrals.
Promotions are basically offers from Idle-Empire. Most promotions are simple to complete.
There are some promotions that you can do on a daily basis just by pressing a button, that’s pretty good. Also, I think it’s worth to complete all the tasks that just require a few button clicks like verifying your email or following them on social media.
Here’s a full list of all promotions:
– Verify your email address (50 Points)
– Connect a social media account to your Idle-Empire account (50 Points per account)
#### Follow Social Media
– Join the Idle-Empire Steam group (100 Points)
– Follow Idle-Empire on Twitter (100 Points)
– Join the Idle-Empire Discord server (100 Points)
#### Daily Tasks
– Include Idle-Empire in your Steam name (50 Points per day)
– Change your Steam avatar to the Idle-Empire avatar (50 Points per day)
– Roll a daily dice on the Idle-Empire Discord server (10 to 1,000 Points per day)
#### Invite Friends
– Invite people to the Idle-Empire Steam group (10 Points per user)
– Invite people to the Idle-Empire Discord server (30 Points per user)
#### Create Content
– Create a YouTube video about Idle-Empire (5,000 Points)
– Create a forum post about Idle-Empire (2,000 Points)
– Create a blog post about Idle-Empire (10,000 Points)
# Payout Methods
In this section, I’ll quickly summarize the available payout methods.
I’m sure everyone is familiar with [PayPal](https://www.paypal.com/). Idle-Empire sends USD to your PayPal account. There’s a fee of $0.30 + 2.9%.
#### Gift Cards
They currently offer gift cards for the following platforms:
– Google Play
– League of Legends
Idle-Empire has cryptocurrency payouts through [Coinbase](https://www.coinbase.com/). The coins will be sent to your Coinbase account with zero fees. These currencies are supported:
– Bitcoin Cash
#### Perfect Money
[Perfect Money](https://perfectmoney.is) might be an alternative to PayPal for some people, especially when PayPal isn’t available in your country. Perfect Money funds can be converted to Bitcoin, Skrill, Neteller, Payeer, Payoneer, and many others. Idle-Empire sends USD to your Perfect Money account.
[BitSkins](https://bitskins.com/) is a marketplace for Steam items, mainly for CS:GO and TF2 skins but many other games are supported too. Idle-Empire sends USD balance to your BitSkins account.
[OPSkins](https://opskins.com/) is a marketplace for virtual and physical items. Idle-Empire sends Operation Points to your OPSkins account.
[CSGOShop](https://csgoshop.com/) is a marketplace similar to BitSkins but apparently, it has fewer users and supports fewer games. Idle-Empire sends USD balance to your CSGOShop account.
[KeyJoker](https://www.keyjoker.com/) seems to be a website where you can buy cheap indie Steam games. Idle-Empire sends credits to your KeyJoker account.
Idle-Empire has “Boosters” that are randomly created on weekends (Saturday and Sunday). Boosters temporarily increase the earnings for one earning method, the boost can range from 1% to 100% and lasts a few hours. I’ve seen boosters for surveys/offers, videos, mining, and the game servers.
Idle-Empire can be a good alternative to traditional GPT sites for many users, especially since it doesn’t have any country restrictions.
It has some unconventional earning methods like idling, mining, and some promotions but you’ll also find the usual surveys, offers, and videos. Idle-Empire has many different offer walls, so that’s nice if you like to grind.
The payout methods are primarily targeted towards gamers but they also have payouts through PayPal, Gift Cards, Cryptocurrencies, and Perfect Money. So I guess there’s something for everybody.
The boosters on weekends are a good opportunity to complete some high paying offers and get a nice bonus on top. Coupons are also regularly posted on Twitter and the other social media channels and they can be redeemed in just a few seconds, so that’s fast and easy.
I hope this extensive overview was helpful to some people! 🙂