Making Money on Treasure Trooper

About a year ago, I joined Treasure Trooper and haven’t looked back!

It’s a really fun paid-for-action site, with a friendly and interactive community.  There’s a number of ways that the site pays out, but it’s all in US currencies, which is an added bonus with the state of the Canadian dollar right now.

Since I’ve enjoyed this site so much and earned a nice bit of extra cash, I wrote up this guide to help others earn with it too!

*Make sure you sign up here to get a $5 bonus added to your account*

To begin with, it’s important to look at all the different currencies available to earn in Treasure Trooper.

There are 6 different currencies that tasks are rewarded with, each offer different benefits and earning possibilities.

Obviously, what everyone’s looking for!  Every offer will state the cash amount it is worth and any other bonuses that are earned with it as well. 
Each month around the 20th, a cheque orPayPal deposit is made to all members who earned $20 or more in the previous month.  For members with verified PayPal accounts in the US, an instant pay redemption is possible, allowing them to cash out as soon as they earn $20.

Platinum Coins  
The best place to find Platinum Coin offers, is in the Platinum Rewards section under the Earn Tab.  Platinum Coins can be redeemed in the Currency Converter for 2 pearls, or in the Trading Hut for gift cards (at the moment, Ebay, and Visa prepaid credit cards) or electronics (at the moment Kindle Fire or Xbox One).

Arrowheads can be found all over the site, but a good place to start looking is in the Arrowhead Digsites and to watch for them while you’re in the chatroom.
Arrowheads are pretty helpful for those playing with dragons and for those saving up Platinum Coins.  In the Currency Converter, you can exchange 20 Arrowheads for a Scale and 100 Arrowheads for 1 Platinum Coin. 
Since Arrowheads are typically easy to find, it’s a nice way to help bump up your earnings!

If you want to earn with dragons (and you’ll want to, they are so much fun!), you are going to need some scales!
When you’re ready to get started with dragons, head over to Cogg’s Coop (under the Redeem tab) to get all your lair needs.  There you can exchange your scales for dragon eggs, food, hatching and training equipment and lair upgrades. 
If you’re going to play with dragons, you’re going to need a lot of scales!

These can be earned in a variety of ways, and can be redeemed for friendship bracelets in the Trading Hut.  Each bracelet (worth 8 pearls) gives you 2 unassigned referrals (people who sign up through Treasure Trooper ads and not referred by another member).  Remember, you referral earnings start 20% and offer more benefits as you refer more people.  A great way to earn more!

You can also use your pearls for Vault Keys, which open special earning opportunities each day!

Pearls can also be exchanged in the Currency Exchanger for Gold Coins.  

Gold Coins  
Earned through a variety of activities on the site, Gold Coins are an important part of the game, especially for those completing the Treasure Hunt. 
Take your Gold Coins to the Trading Hut to redeem them for pieces of the Treasure Map and Treasure Journal to get started on the $100 Treasure Hunt.
You will also need 15 gold coins to get a ruby, and 15 to hear Mabutu’s secret. 
Want to advertise this great program?  20 Gold Coins will get you a bumper sticker, to decorate your car.
You will also need Gold Coins for each spin of the slot machine.  You can spin once daily, until you complete the $100 Treasure Hunt and unlock the daily limit.
Clearly, all the different currencies reflect all of the different ways to earn.  Quite often, offers will credit with more than one currency, giving you even more ways to reward yourself!
So how do you earn all these different currencies and reward yourself?  In so many ways with Treasure Trooper!  Check out all the ways to earn:
This is by far my favourite part of the site…well, one of them!  The chat room is full of everyday people, earning on the site.  There are people from all over the world and with different lengths of experience with the site.  It’s a great way to learn about great offers, to ask for help and pick up lots of free stuff!

There’s a few ways to get free stuff in the chatroom.

#1 – chat for an hour, contributing in some way every 5 minutes consecutively.  This can be a bit tricky when the room is a little quiet, but typically, there’s good conversations going on about a number of topics.  When you do this, you will receive 2 dragon scales.

#2 – get shot with arrowsheads.  Arrowheads are worth about a penny each, but they add up quickly by doing offers and getting shot in the chatroom.  You can be shot directly 3 times a day, and can get hit by an unlimited amount of falling arrowsheads.  Each day, you will be given the opportunity to shoot one person directly (type shoot and then the person’s username) and shoot one falling arrowhead (type shoot air). 

Every other day, Treasure Trooper also has an arrowstorm.  During this time, 100 arrowheads will be dropped and randomly distributed amongst everyone in the chatroom.  Be sure to follow Treasure Trooper on Twitter, to get a 10 minute heads up on the start of the storm!

#3 – be in the chatroom when offers credit.  Whenever you complete a Cash Offer, you get the chance to play a guessing game to win a pearl.  If you’re in the chatroom when the offer credits (typically moments later), you will get a chance to play the game again, and win a second pearl.

#4 – congratulate other members.  Whenever another member finishes a Survey Seeker, and it credits while they are in chat, other members have 1 minute to congratulate them by typing a set congratulatory message (the message will be provided with the notification in quotations i.e. “You’re on Fire ____!”).  The first two people to correctly type the message, will be rewarded with a dragon scale.

#5 JANGO! More popularly known as BINGO, every Tuesday night at 7pm CST, 3 rounds of BINGO take place.  Each ticket costs 1 scale and if you win round 1, you get 5 scales; round 2 winner gets 5 scales and the round 3 winner gets 10 scales!  What better way to spend a Tuesday night?

And even if you don’t earn in one of the above 5 ways, you still get to chat with some really friendly (and often funny) people!

I LOOOVVVEEE the dragon feature on Treasure Trooper!  It is SO much fun and a great way to earn a little extra on top of all the other ways to earn.

Unfortunately, there’s a lot of secrecy around dragons and a lot of random chance, but it also makes it kinda fun too!  You can raise dragons, sell dragons, breed dragons and fight dragons – all of which offer different earning possibilities. 

To start the dragon fun, you will need an egg.  There are a few ways to acquire an egg, but the most popular ways are buying one from Professor Cogg, or completing your first 100 searches to get one.

Once you have your egg, you’re going to need to hatch it.  To do this, you will need to heat it with 12 heatlamps (1 scale each from Professor Cogg), for a total of 96 hours – and get 25 touches.  Touches are clicks on a link that you provide others.  I find the best places to get the clicks is through the clicksforbeermoney subreddit and by using a free click-for-click service such as 10khits.

Then you need to hatch your dragon.  Your dragon will be moved from the nest to the cave, where it will need to be fed (buy 1 piece of food from Professor Cogg) every 24 hours.  If you forget or miss a feeding, your dragon will be sent to the medical center and you will need to purchase dragon medicine (5 scales from Professor Cogg) to release it.  You can also give your dragon a growth hormone, which costs 25 scales from Professor Cogg and it will skip a developmental stage.  Your dragon will be a baby for 7 days (or more if you miss feedings) and an adolescent for an additional 7 days (or more).

Once you’ve fed your dragon, it will mature into adulthood.  Then you will need to give it attention.  When you click on your dragon’s picture, and then ‘interact’ you will be given a number of ways to interact with your dragon.  Try and find it’s love and boost it to 100% trust, to really capitalize on your dragon.  But beware, if you find it’s hate, it will lose 30% trust, and a dislike will lose 20%.  If your dragon’s trust falls to 0%, it will become ill and you will need to spend 5 scales on medicine to free it from the medical center.

Once your dragon has built up its trust in you, you can breed, battle, harvest or sell it. 
If you have 2 adult dragons, with trust over 75%, they can breed (you will need to buy a breeding pit from Professor Cogg first) and you will get a new egg to hatch, feed and love!
Once your dragon is an adult, you can begin battling it (you will need an arena, which you can get from Professor Cogg).  Each time it loses a battle, you can give it a training session (10 scales from Professor Cogg), which will build up its stats in a particular battle area. 

Here’s what you’ll win at each dragon level of battle:

Level 1 : 1-10 Wins – 3 Gold Coins — 10th win moves you to Level 2.
Level 2 : 11-25 Wins – 5 Scales — 25th win moves you to Level 3.
Level 3 : 26-50 Wins – $0.25 — 50th win moves you to Level 4.
Level 4 : 51-100 Wins – 1 Platinum Coin — 100th win moves you to Level 5.
Level 5 : 101+ Wins – $1.00 and 1 Pearl

Your dragon can also give you scales, by pulling them.  Each time you pull, you receive one scale and your dragon’s stats go down by 10%.  So the first time you pull a scale, your dragon’s trust will drop by 10%; the second time, it will drop by 20%; the third time, it will drop by 30% and so on.

You can also harvest your dragons.  When harvested, the dragon will give you a random number of scales.  The dragon must have 50% trust to be harvested.  This will essentially kill your dragon, so you will be trading it for scales.

Finally, you can also choose to sell your dragon to Professor Cogg, and each one is worth a different amount.  1 dragon can be sold every 30 days, and it must have 90% trust in you to be sold.

With the many ways to earn scales on Treasure Trooper, the dragon element is a really fun bonus, that gives couple of other ways to earn!

The $100 Scavenger Hunt
I’m still working on this and it is a super hush-hush part of the site, however, it’s another fun way to earn a sweet $100 bonus.

You will need to collect all four pieces of the Treasure Map (each piece is worth 10 gold coins in the Trading Hut) to go on the Treasure Hunt.  You can also pick up Treasure Journal pieces (each piece is costs 10 gold coins in the Trading Hut) to help you on your way.

The Treasure Hunt consists of various tasks, and guides you along the way.  Once you complete it, you will get a $100 prize AND unlock the 1 spin a day limit on the slot game.

The Slot Game
This is a nice little bonus feature, found under the “Play” tab on your home screen.  Each day, you can play the slot machine and possibly win a prize.  Each spin costs 1 gold coin, but if you go to the Treasure Trooper Facebook App page, you will get 1 free spin as well.  Once you complete the Treasure Hunt, the 1 spin limit is lifted – giving you even more chances to win!

The Monthly Contest
Each month a different contest runs, with different ways to win more money!  Some contests are competitions with other members, and some are contests with yourself.  Each month is different, and a great way to add some bonus money, on top of your regular earnings.

Cryptic Treasure Codes
Treasure Trooper randomly doles out Cryptic Treasure codes, worth various amounts and in the various Treasure Trooper currencies.  These codes can be found on Facebook, on Twitter, in the forums, in the chatroom and the bimonthly newsletter.  Be on the lookout to win!

Cash Offers
This is usually one of the best places to start when it comes to earning.  When you click on the Cash Offers page, you will be directed to a list of offers available to you.  Some are surveys, some are paid to sign-up, some are paid-to-click, some are paid-to-buy and so on.  Each time you complete an offer, click on the big green ‘done’ button beside it.  This will take you to the pearl game, where you try and find the pearl hidden in one of 3 oysters.  If you guess correctly, you get a pearl; if not, no biggie, you still get paid!  If you are in the chatroom when the offer credits (usually shortly after completion), you will get a second chance at the pearl game.  A link will pop up in chance and all you have to do is click it and try and guess where the pearl is again.  A nice little chatty bonus!

Daily Surveys (under Cash Surveys)
This is by far my best non-dragon earning part of the site.  In Canada, we have the chance to complete 7 different surveys (if you’re in the USA, you’ll get a choice of 8).  Each survey shows the amount it will pay out under the survey button.  Once you complete the survey, you will be awarded the cash amount (each survey credits on a different time delay) and a certain number of scales based on the number of consecutive days you’ve completed that survey (called the ‘Chain Bonus’).

Chain Bonus amounts (on top of the cash amount the survey is worth):
Days 1&2 – 1 scale/day
Days 3-9 – 2 scales/day
Days 10-19 – 3 scales/day
Days 20 – 29 – 4 scales/day
Day 30 and onward – 5 scales/day
Once you get as addicted to dragons as I am, you will be working on your Daily Surveys daily!

Survey Seekers (under Cash Surveys)
If you love doing surveys, another great place to look is at the Survey Seekers on the Cash Surveys tab (just above the Daily Surveys).

Throughout the day, various surveys will become available in the Seeker section, giving you more chances to earn money.  Each survey has a different length and is worth a different amount, and will tell you on the button you click to complete it.

When you complete a Seeker, you get the chance to be generous to your fellow Troopers.  If you are in the chatroom when the Seeker credits (usually seconds after completion), a message will appear giving your fellow Troopers a chance to congratulate you, with a certain message.  If they correctly type the message, they will be rewarded with a scale.

This of course also works for you if you’re in the chatroom when someone else’s Seeker credits.  A great way to connect and earn with the community as a whole!

Study Storms (under Cash Surveys)
Even more surveys can be found in the Study Storms section!  Just like all the other survey spots, each one has its own duration and reward value.  One of the nice things about the storm page, is that it also shows how many people have completed each survey – giving you an idea of the likeliness of qualifying for it.

Cash Search
Pretty much all the big paid-for-action sites have a search feature for their members to earn bonuses on and Treasure Trooper is just the same!  Each search gives you the chance to win arrowheads.  The amount is randomly generated and I’ve won anywhere from 1 to 15 so far! 
On top of the individual wins, Treasure Trooper sweetens the deal by offering a team goal.  Each day a goal number of search is set.  If the collective group of members reaches that goal, each person who contributed 10 searches, gets a free pearl and a free scale.  Only the first 10 searches you make count towards the goal and you must complete 10 to be eligible for the bonus.  Most days the bar fills and many people get a great bonus!

Cash Videos
If you’re on other sites, you will know Cash Videos better as nCrave.  Essentially what you do is click on a series of online content and once you go through it all, you are rewarded with an arrowhead.  The catch is that you have engage with the content and cannot navigate away from it for a pre-determined amount of time (a timer will open in another window).  While this isn’t for everyone since it demands focus, Treasure Trooper sweetens the deal by setting a team goal.  Each day, if the goal is achieved, everyone who contributed 10 completions gets a pearl.  In addition, the 5 people who complete the most, get a gold coin and a dragon scale!  A nice little bonus on top of your earnings!

Cash Radio
Cash radio is a fun way to earn and listen to great music at the same time!  Simply click the ‘Listen’ button, and let the radio run.  Every 10 minutes you will need to check back and enter a captcha code that will appear, and once you do that, you’ll earn an arrowhead!  Of course, Treasure Trooper makes this deal if better by setting a team goal.  Each day, if the goal is achieved, everyone who entered at least 10 captchas gets a pearl.  In addition, the 15 people who complete the most captchas, get a gold coin and a dragon scale!  A nice little bonus on top of all those arrowheads!

Cash Mobile
If you have access to a mobile device, the Cash Mobile section is a great way to earn some easy money! 

All you have to do is, install and open mobile apps on your Iphone or Android device.  Each app that you install and open pays you 50 cents!  Talk about easy money!

Arrowhead Digsite
There are 6 different digsites, each with different offers for you to earn with.  Each offer in the digsites payout in arrowheads, which can be exchanged for dragon scales or platinum coins.

Be sure to check each digsite regularly, as new offers and surveys are released all the time!

Platinum Rewards
The Platinum Rewards page is set up much like the other earning pages on the site.  Simply scroll through the offers and you will get details of the offer and how much it pays out.  You will be rewarded with Platinum coins for each offer you complete, which can be exchanged in the Trading Hut for gift cards, or electronics; or in the Currency Converter for pearls.

Arrowheads Reward Wall
The offers on the Arrowheads Reward Wall are the same as the ones on the Platinum Rewards Wall, but sometimes with a few more.  The only real difference is that these offers pay out in arrowheads instead of Platinum Coins.  If you prefer to earn arrowheads to Platinum Coins (most don’t), simply go to the Platinum Rewards link, and look for the blue hyperlink that says “Arrowheads Reward Wall” in the paragraph explaining how the offers work.  That hyperlink, will take you to the Arrowheads Reward Wall.

Scale Scavenger
Once you get hooked on dragons, you’ll be wanting to head over to the Scale Scavenger section daily! 

Here you will find videos to watch that will reward you with 1 scale after 10 video views.  The videos vary in length, and some are very long, but usually after 3 minutes you are safe to switch to the next video (most videos are shorter than that, but some are longer).  You don’t need to stay on the screen and watch the videos, so feel free to open another tab and work on something else.  Of course, there is some unique and interesting content, so you may just want to see what the videos are all about!

Treasure Vault
In the Trading Hut, you can exchange 1 pearl for 1 vault key.  The vault key is used to open the vault, where you will have the opportunity to complete up to 3 special offers, each one paying 50 cents.

You can only enter the vault every 48 hours and once you click, you can’t get back in until that time is up.

Weekends can be a little slow for offers on Treasure Trooper, so some would argue that it’s best to go into the vault on weekends to earn more; whereas others would argue it’s best to go in during the week as it there is likely to be more offers inside. 

Either way, there’s a chance to earn extra money inside, if you dare enter!

Just like most other sites, Treasure Trooper rewards you for referring others to earn.  They work on a tiered system, offering rewards based on the amount that your referrals earn.

Level 1 – Bronze
Requirements: None
Earn 20% of your referral’s cash earnings
Earn 5% of your second level referral’s cash earnings
Level 2 – Silver
Requirements: 5 Active Referrals (active once they earn $5)
All benefits of the Bronze Level
Get 5 cents for every Daily Survey your referrals complete
Level 3 – Gold
Requirements: 50 Active Referrals
All benefits of Bronze and Silver
Daily Survey commission increased to 7 cents per survey
Get $1 for every active referral you gain
Level 4 – Diamond
Requirements: 300 Active Referrals
All the benefits of the other levels
Get $5 every time a referral cashes out for the first time
Increase Daily Survey earnings to 10 cents per survey
Get a $300 Cash bonus!

So with this awesome referral program, you may be wondering how to get referrals.  When you go to the Promote tab, you will find links to:

The Referral Center – where you will find the compensation plan, your referral link, a list of ways to get referrals and your banner link.

Invite Your Friends – this is where you can enter the emails of your friends and have them sent an editable generic invitation, that includes your link

Banners – As the title suggests, you will find banner codes here that you can use on blogs, forums and personal email signatures.

Treasure Tracker – By far one of the coolest ideas!  If you have US paper currency, you can enter the serial number into the Treasure Tracker, then simply write “” on the bill.  Once someone finds the bill and enters the serial number on the site, they will become your referral and learn all about how to earn on Treasure Trooper.  It’s also really neat because you can see where the bill travels as people enter the serial code into the site.
With all the ways to earn, and in all the currencies, there’s certainly a lot to know.  It may seem overwhelming at first (I know I was), but remember, you aren’t alone!  If at any time you get confused, pop into the chatroom and ask!  Everyone is always happy to help and share their experiences.

I mean, with this many different ways to earn, how can you not get started now?

Ready to start making even more money?  Join Treasure Trooper here and get a $5 start up bonus!

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