Welcome to my bitcoin faucets guide. My goal is not to give you false hope or to scam you into helping me raise more satoshis (more on this later). Since you are here, I will assume that you are at least somewhat familiar with bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.
(Scroll down to Step 1 if you just want to set up your faucets)
Let’s start with a quick explanation of bitcoin faucets. Bitcoin faucets are websites that give out free bitcoins. At least that is what they want you to believe. In truth, they are ad based websites that get paid for online traffic. Their goal is to make you come back to their website, which is filled with ads. In return, ad companies pay these websites for ad space. The websites then reward their users for visiting by giving out tiny fractions of a bitcoin (called satoshi).
1 satoshi = 0.00000001btc
Now you might be thinking why anyone would want to get involved in this. I was curious, so I thought I would give it a try and see how profitable it can be. My results have been mixed. While you are not going to make a big profit using bitcoin faucets, there is a positive side to all of this. If you are interested in participating in the bitcoin (or cryptocurrency) phenomenon, and do not want to spend any of your own money, this could be a good option for you. Do not go into it expecting to get rich. However, what you can do is follow my directions to set up a simple system that lets you collect fractions of bitcoins, and eventually deposit them into an exchange. That is where the real fun starts. You can then trade cryptocurrencies as you see fit and maybe get lucky enough to make a nice profit (absolutely no guarantees there).
You might be asking yourself why I would bother creating this website. I am doing it for a few reasons. First, I am a believer in bitcoin. I often find myself discussing cryptocurrency with my friends and I try to educate myself about it as much as possible. Second, I have found very little useful (and honest) information about bitcoin faucets. Most websites claim that you can make outlandish sums of money for very little work. This is just completely false. I have seen some old websites that are useful, but they are very outdated by now (the payouts used to be much bigger). My final reason is of a more selfish nature. While I do hope that you find all of this information useful, I also hope that you will use my links to sign up for these faucets. By doing this, you will give my faucets a boost. You can read about this on the faucet websites. Each faucet will give you a bonus for referrals.
If you decide to give faucets a try, keep in mind that it will be a slow process. There is no quick bitcoin making scheme here. My advice is to do it passively. Now let’s get to the faucets.
Step 1 – Sign up for CoinPot
CoinPot is a microwallet that can store five different cryptocurrencies. It is called a microwallet because of the small amounts of coins that it can hold. There is a minimum amount of coins you have to accumulate before you can withdraw from this wallet. For example, you have to accumulate 0.0001 btc (bitcoin) before you can transfer it to another wallet or an exchange.
CoinPot also allows you play a lottery every hour, mine bicoins using your computer (a very slow and resource intensive process), freely trade between the five supported cryptocurrencies, and play a multiplier game using tokens. Tokens are earned each time you claim coins from a faucet (this will make sense later).
I would definitely recommend using a secondary email address to sign up for any of these services. I even have a dedicated browser for dealing with faucets because they are very ad heavy.
Step 2 – Sign up for Moon Bitcoin
Moon Bitcoin is one of the most popular faucets. It is very easy to use. You log in using your CoinPot account and claim your satoshis by solving a CAPTCHA. It only takes seconds. However, once you claim your first satoshis, you will have to wait 5 minutes until you can do it again. You can also let the satoshis accumulate and claim a bigger sum later. The downside to that is that the faucet slows down over time. Here is an image of their payouts.
I have found that coming back every two hours works very well (as long as it is convenient, remember to do this passively). There are several ways to increase your payout. These are called bonuses. You can read about them on the Moon Bitcoin page. Basically, you get rewarded for coming back at least once per day, referring other people, and so on.
Step 3 – Sign up for Bonus Bitcoin
Bonus Bitcoin is very similar to Moon Bitcoin. The claim process is the same as Moon Bitcoin. However, it only accumulates satoshis for 15 minutes. It does not continue accumulating satoshis until you make a claim. I would recommend making claims whenever you claim on Moon Bitcoin. You can get the most out of your claims by selecting average claims in the settings menu under the “Claim Now!” button. The random claims are generally lower than the average claims.
Step 4 – Sign up for Moon Litecoin
Moon Litecoin is pretty much identical to Moon Bitcoin. The only difference is that it pays out in Litecoin (which you can then convert into bitcoin on CoinPot for free).
Step 5 – Sign up for Moon Cash
Moon Cash pays out in bitcoin cash (which you can then convert into bitcoin on CoinPot for free). I have noticed that Moon Cash gives a very good random bonus when claiming your coins.
Step 6 – Sign up for Moon Dash
Moon Dash is more of the same. It pays out in dash (which you can then convert into bitcoin on CoinPot for free). Moon Dash also seems to give very good bonuses when you claim your coins.
Step 7 – Sign up for Moon Dogecoin
Moon Dogecoin pays out in dogecoin (which you can then convert into bitcoin on CoinPot for free, but I would advise against it because dogecoin!).
Step 8 – Sign up for Bit Fun
Bit fun is similar to the other faucets. It also offers games that you can play on their website while you wait for the claim button to activate. The games do not add a bonus to your faucet.
Step 9 – Set up your bookmarks
After signing up for the faucets, you’ll want to bookmark each faucet and add it to your bookmarks tab. This will allow you to click through each one in a minute or two. It should look like this:
I would strongly advise against sitting in front of your computer all day and mindlessly clicking through all of these faucets for minimal returns. Since I spend a lot of time working on my computer, I click through all the faucets and claim my coins whenever I need a break. The rewards are pretty light, but it takes very little effort and they do add up over time. Figure out your own schedule and just make sure to make at least one claim per day because the daily reward makes quite a difference.
Now you should have a nice CoinPot setup for your faucets. They will all link to CoinPot and allow you to manage your coins as you see fit. I hope that you have found this tutorial useful and I wish you good luck.
I would also like to recommend looking into Kraken once you are ready to transfer your funds into an exchange. There are several exchanges out there, but Kraken has worked really well for me.
Another popular bitcoin faucet is FreeBitco.in. The reason I did not mention it above is that it is not connected to CoinPot. However, it is a fun little faucet that lets you play a game with your satoshis. You can claim coins every hour and the payouts can be quite large at times. The site uses a lottery based claim system. I would also recommend using this faucet on your phone as it is ad free and uses very little data.
There is also FreeDoge.co.in. It is the the same idea, only with dogecoin.
Feel free to leave a comment below. I would be very interested in hearing about your experience with faucets and/or my little system.