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If you like getting free stuff, extra cash every month and being the first to introduce something new, this is the place for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Getting Started

    What is 8Share?

    8Share is a private rewards club for social media users who like getting free stuff, earning extra cash every month, and being the first to introduce something new.

    Who can join 8Share?

    Anyone who loves sharing cool stuff with their friends via social media! 8Share is now in Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia. Join now.

    How do I get rewarded on 8Share?

    Get paid in cash for sharing Specials. Get paid when you invite your friends too. Earn Bonus Points (BP) for being an active 8Share members. We also like running cool contests for you to win all sorts of gadgets and prizes. Learn more about rewards.

    Where can I share my Specials?

    You can share your Specials via social media network accounts that you own. The following are the social media networks where you can share your Specials: Twitter, Google+, or LinkedIn.

    What is a Unique Visit (U.V.)?

    A unique visit (U.V.) for members of 8Share Malaysia, is a click on a Special link from a unique visitor that comes from within Malaysia.

    How will I receive my money I've earned from 8Share?

    All money transaction will be made via online bank transfer, upon cash out request.

    Do I have to pay to have an account on 8Share?

    No, it's totally free.

    Do I need anything special to use 8Share?

    As long as you have a social network account like Twitter or Google+ and you love sharing cool stuff on it, then you're good. Join us here!

    How can I be a part of 8Share?

    Go to http://8share.com/my and click the "Sign up" button to create a 8Share account. You will be required to activate your account in which, an activation link will be emailed to you. Check your email, click on the activation link received as you will be lead back to your 8Share homepage and you are good to go!

    Why have I not gotten my activation e-mail?

    The activation e-mail usually takes about 5 minutes to be delivered depending on the traffic. Sometimes the e-mail may end up in your spam or junk folder. However if it is taking too long then do let us know via the "Talk To Us" button on the bottom right of your 8Share Dashboard so we could assist you in this matter further. You must be logged in to view your 8Share Dashboard.

    How do I earn money from sharing a Special?

    You will be given a unique URL link for every Special you share - this link is used to track your unique visits. You will be rewarded for your unique visits as long as the Special is still running and its rewards are still available, until you have reached the maximum rewards for a particular Special.

  • Rewards

    On 8Share, we reward you for contributing to the news and sharing it!

    We give out rewards in three main ways:

    • Get paid in cash
      Every month, we cash out earnings to users for sharings Specials by transferring cash to your bank account.
    • Earn Bonus Points (BP)
      Every day, you earn Bonus Points by participating in 8Share activities.
    • Prizes and giveaways
      From time to time, we have different prizes to award you when you participate in contests. So far, we have given away laptops, iPods, cameras, concert and cinema tickets, product vouchers, and even a car.

    Bonus Points (BP)

    What is a Bonus Points?

    BP stands for Bonus Points. It shows how much you've contributed to the social sharing environment. People who have high BP are people who are active members of 8Share and are influential sharers.

    When will I receive Bonus Points?

    You will receive

    • 1 BP for every Special you share;
    • 1 BP per unique visit when sharing Causes/Social Good Specials;
    • 10 BP for updating your profile the first time.
    Do Bonus Points have monetary value?

    BP do not have monetary value. They are not exchangeable for cash.

    What can I do with my Bonus Points?

    Your BP can be used to claim an 8Share merchandise as and when they are announced to be available.

  • Specials

    What is a Special?

    A Special is sponsored content that can range from anything like the latest movies, to games, events, products and contests which you can get rewarded for sharing it with your friends.

    How do I earn money from sharing a Special?

    You will be given a unique URL link for every Special you broadcast - this link is used to track your unique visits. You will be rewarded for your unique visits as long as the Special is still running and its rewards are still available, until you have reached the maximum rewards for a particular Special.

    How can I keep track of my earnings?

    You can always visit the Specials page and check your progress on the individual page of the Specials you have shared

    You can also go to your Dashboard as a centralised place to check your overall performance and stats of everything you've ever broadcasted on 8Share.

    What is a Unique Visit (U.V.)?

    A unique visit (U.V.) for members of 8Share malaysia, is a click on a Special link from a unique visitor that comes from within malaysia.

    How much do I earn per Unique Visit?

    A unique visit via your unique URL gets rewarded the amount stated in the Specials you broadcast.

    Clicks will only be counted as a reward if the person who clicked on your link has never seen the Special before.

    Example if a friend clicks on the Special link of someone else before clicking on yours, the reward will only go to the first link clicked on. This is called the unique visit.

    Why am I not getting rewarded for my Unique Visits?

    Your earnings are updated every hour. If you are not getting any rewards for your visits, it is because:

    • The visits you received are not unique.
    • The Special has completed and all rewards for that specific Special have been given out.
    • You have gained the maximum amount of reward for the specific Special you broadcasted.
    Can I share a Special more than once?

    Yes, for sure.

    Will I still be able to earn money if I share a Special that is "Completed"?

    No, but you can share them anyway - your friends will be delighted to be in the know of such cool stuff!

    Why is a Special not available to me, but available to my friends?

    We strongly believe in genuine sharing, that is why sharers get different Specials based on their personal profile. All Specials on 8Share are specially catered according to our sharers based on their individual profiles. If you're unable to share a certain Special, it means that Special is not suitable for you. Here's an example of Specials relevance:

    • An event in the far west of a country are only shared by residents there due to geographical distance.
    Why aren't there any Specials for me to share?

    The availability of Specials, can be seasonal so there may be times you might have less or none, but on other times you might get more than normal. We are always doing our best to get more Specials for you guys, so it would be best to frequently check the site for updates.

  • Chances

    What is a Chance Special?

    A Chance Special is similar to a Special. It is sponsored content that can range from anything like the latest movies to games, events, products and contests, which you can get rewarded for sharing it with your friends. The only difference of a Chance Special is that instead of earning money and/or Bonus Points (B.P.), you earn chances, which will allow you to win awesome prizes.

    How do I win a prize from sharing a Chance Special?

    You will be given a unique URL link for every Chance Special you broadcast - this link is used to track your unique visits. You will be given one chance per unique visit (U.V.) that your Chance Special gets as long as the Chance Special is still running.

    What is a chance?

    A chance is an entry to be in the running for winning the featured reward of the Chance Special. The winner of the featured reward will be chosen at random and the generated winner will be finalised at 8Share’s discretion. Therefore, the higher the number of unique visits, the higher the chances of winning the featured reward!

    What is a featured reward?

    A featured reward is the prize of the Chance Special that is up for grabs. It will be featured on the Chance Special itself. A featured reward can range from anything such as movie passes, vouchers, flight tickets, exclusive brand merchandise, and more.

    How is the winner of the featured reward chosen?

    The winner of the Chance Special’s featured reward will be electronically generated at random and the generated winner will be finalised at 8Share’s discretion a day before the winner is to be notified via email.

    How will I know if I’ve won the featured reward?

    Winners will be notified via email on the mentioned date that is available on the Chance Special.

    How many chances can I earn from sharing a Chance Special?

    You will be rewarded one (1) chance per unique visit as long as the Special is still running and its chances are still available, and until you have reached the maximum amount of chances for a particular Chance Special.

    How can I keep track of my chances?

    You can always visit the Chance Specials page and check your progress on the individual page of the Chance Specials you have shared.

    You can also go to your Dashboard as a centralised place to check your overall performance and stats of everything you've ever broadcasted on 8Share.

    Additionally, you can also check your progress from the quick-access menu on top of every page.

  • Cash out

    How will I be paid once I've started earning on 8Share?

    Once your earnings have reached RM50.00, the "Request cash out now!" button will appear on your Dashboard. Upon clicking on the button, there will be a form that you have to fill up with your bank account details so we can directly deposit your cash into your bank account. The process will be completed within 30 days.

    I don't have a bank account, what do I do?

    It would be best for you to sign up for one. If not, you can use a family member's. But do know that you can't use the same IC and bank account details as another 8Share member, as it will only result in rejection of your cash out.

    What is the maximum amount of money I can request to cash out?

    You are allowed to cash out a maximum of RM500 each time.

    Why did I receive RM1 less than what I requested to cash out?

    A banking fee of RM1 applies for every cash out a user requests. We deduct that fee from the cash out amount itself.

    Why are cash outs rejected?

    There are several reasons to why your cash out is rejected:

    • Your identification number (IC) and/or bank account details are incomplete/incorrect.
    • Your IC and/or bank account details match another 8Share member's.
    • The system detects a violation of the 8Share Code Of Honour from your 8Share account, and your account has been suspended.
    Why are accounts suspended?

    Accounts are suspended for 8Share Code Of Honour violations or spam investigation.

    What happens to my wallet if my account is deactivated?

    Once that happens, your wallet will be reset to 0 and you will not be able to cash out.

    So make sure you stay active on 8Share. ;)

  • Invite your friends

    I have invited a friend to join 8Share, why haven't I received my rewards for it?

    In order to be rewarded, your friend(s) will need to:

    • Sign up and activated their 8Share account
    • Fill in all information in their account profile
    • Have earned RM3.00 from sharing specials
    • Once your invited friend(s) complete the steps above, your reward will automatically be credited to your 8Share wallet!
  • Code of Honour

    8Share sharers, share it right.

    If we're sharing Specials with friends, we share it right.

    We're not here to cheat others and fake the act of sharing with friends. The 8Share community has taken years to build trust with advertisers, who in turn work hard to build your favourite brands and products. They have deep trust in you, as a representative of 8Share, to share good stuff with friends, and to keep it real. This is why we are all paid cash.

    Why share it right?
    • If you share it right, you help build more trust, and we get more Specials and cash. If you try and cheat the system, advertisers won't work with 8Share, and it is game over for you, and everyone else.
    • If you share it right, you're getting money you truly deserve. If you try and cheat the system, you're stealing other people's money. There's an entire community of genuine sharers who trust you not to steal.
    • If you share it right, you get to cash out your money to your bank account without worry, just like everyone else. If you even attempt to cheat ONE CLICK, there's a chance the system might suspend your cash out request, ban you forever, and you lose all your money accumulated from your account. Don't do it.

    The 5 Pillars of the 8Share Sharer Code of Honour

    • Real sharers share like they always do

      When you share good stuff with friends, sometimes you just make a post on your Twitter or Google+. Sometimes you tag a few friends, or elaborate why the content in the link is so awesome. We're the social media generation, we know how to share good stuff with friends, and when it comes to 8Share, we share like how we always do.

    • Real sharers don't trick or beg people to click on stuff

      8Share sharers shall never ask others to click on their unique links including using phrases such as "Click this link", "Help me click" or other similar language, or use misleading methods to get clicks, including (but not limited to) using phrases or images which have no co-relation to the content in the link! That's evil.

    • Real sharers never spam

      8Share sharers shall never share links on pages and websites that they do not own, in emails, in chat boxes, or via direct or private messaging. Especially the 8Share Facebook Page, Brand Facebook Pages, friends’ Facebook Pages, Forums, and Job Sites. When you share, you represent 8Share , and 8Share does NOT spam.

    • Real sharers don't artificially boost Unique Visits (U.V.)

      8Share sharers don't click on their own unique links or inflate clicks artificially. This means automated pop up scripts, ‘cleaning cookies', using multiple machines, mutual click rings (I click for you, you click for me groups), pay per click sites and anything outside of how you usually share good stuff with friends is a breach of trust.

    • Real sharers don't use multiple accounts or false identities on 8Share

      8Share sharers only maintain one 8Share account and never attempt to create duplicate accounts. 8Share is a community where real people share good stuff with their friends. Claiming to be another person, creating multiple accounts or falsely representing an organisation breaks this trust and damages everyone in the community.

    Remember:

    When in doubt, just remember to keep it real. This ensures you will get your cash outs, like everyone else, and the future of 8Share.

    Based on the Terms and Conditions of using 8Share, you have to accept, understand, and uphold the 8Share Code of Honour, and always share it right.

  • 8Share Mobile App

    Where can I download the 8Share app?

    You can download the app for free from the iTunes Store or Google Playstore by shearching for “8Share” on the App Store or Google Playstore on your smartphone.

    Why does iTunes ask me for credit card details when trying to download the free 8Share app?

    This is Apple's way of making it easier for you to purchase apps in the future. However, you can set up an iTunes account without entering in your credit card details so that you can download the free 8Share app. Please view Apple's support page.

    What are the requirements to download and install the app?

    The app requires iOS 6.0/Android 2.3.3 or later.

    What can I do with the app?

    You can do the following:

    • Share directly via Twitter and Google+
    • Copy your unique URL to share on your social media timeline (for example, Twitter)
    • Check your earnings
    • Get notified of new Specials
    • Get notified when your cash out is complete
    How can I turn on/off app notifications?

    All settings for the app can be turned on or off by tapping the cogwheel on the top-right hand corner of the Dashboard. Select "ON" or "OFF" for each type of notification.

    How can I log out of my account?

    You can log out of your account by going to your settings by tapping the cogwheel on the top-right hand corner of the Dashboard. Then tapping "Log out" at the bottom of the page.

  • About Us

    Our Community

    We have a community of over 450,000 social media users across Malaysia. 8Share members who share 8Share Specials on their social networks are rewarded for every unique visit they receive. Since 2010, the 8Share community has cashed out a total of RM2.3 million¹.


    ¹As of August 2013.