Getting started with Salad: The Basics
How do I get started with Salad?
Getting started with Salad is super easy! Simply head to the downloads page and run the installer once downloaded. Once you've installed Salad, sign up for an account, and click the Start button to start earning Salad Balance. You can spend your Salad Balance on our storefront for items like Discord Nitro, Amazon Gift Cards, Steam Gift Cards and much, much more.
Frequently asked questions:
Q. How do I register an account?
A. You can register, and log in, by clicking the "login" button when you open your Salad widget, and following the on-screen steps in your browser. You can find an in detail guide for registering and logging in here: How to register and log into Salad
Q. How do I enter a referral code?
A. You can enter a referral, or promo, code at signup. Simply enter the referral or promo code you were given when asked for it. Note that you can only use a referral code during the signup process. If you don't have one already, clicking the "Give me a bonus" button will give you a special Salad referral code. You can find more information about this on our article here: How to enter a referral code on Salad
Q. Can I enter multiple referral codes?
A. No, you can only enter and use a single referral code with Salad.
Q. How do I start Salad?
A. You can start Salad by clicking the start button in your Salad widget,. We'll scan your hardware, and figure out the best workloads for your machine. An in-detail guide for starting Salad can be found here: How to start Salad
Q. How do Predicted Earnings work?
After you start Chopping, Salad will calculate how much you can expect to earn if you run for the next 24 hours. We'll take a few minutes to work this out, by looking at your current workload speeds, combined with live profitability data. More information can be found here: How does Predicted Earnings work
Q. Why does my Antivirus block Salad?
A. Salad uses publicly available, safe miner plugins to earn you Salad Balance. Most Antivirus programs block these miner plugins though due to some bad actors using them to steal processing power from others without them knowing. You can read more about why this happens here: Why do Antivirus programs block Salad. You will need to whitelist Salad by following our collection of guides available here: How to whitelist Salad
Q. Does Salad harm my PC?
A. Running Salad will not harm or damage your PC. Your PC components are designed to run at 100% usage for extended periods of time, and will automatically shut off or throttle themselves safely if it gets too hot. You can read more here: Does Mining for Cryptocurrency Damage My GPU
Q. Does Salad take a cut of my earnings?
A. Salad does not take a cut out of any of your earnings. The only fees taken are fees from the miner itself, the pool you are Chopping on, and currency conversion fees to transfer your Balance into USD to spend in the storefront. Salad makes it's profits on the store with margins, just like any other store or shop.
Q. How do I purchase items on the store?
A. To purchase an item from our store, simply search for the reward on our store, ensure you have the required balance, and click the "buy now" button, where you will be guided through the checkout process. Make sure to double check the region of the item matches your own region, we do not offer refunds or returns on purchases.
Q. Can I run Salad on multiple devices at once?
A. Yes! Simply log into your account on each of your machines, and hit start. Your earnings will be combined across all machines.
Q. How do I check my balance?
A. You can find your balance just below the start button in your Salad widget, as well at the top right of the Salad web-app. A more detailed breakdown of your earnings in the summary page. You can read more about the summary page here: How do I see my earning history?
Q. What's XP and what can I do with it?
A. You earn 1 XP per minute of chopping with Salad. With your XP you will earn Veggie Badges in your Summary page, and it's a count of how long you've run Salad for.
Q. How can I earn more with Salad?
A. There are a number of things you can do to increase your profits with Salad, please read this article for more information: How do I earn more with Salad?
Q. Can I deposit money or cryptocurrency into my Salad account?
A. Unfortunately we do not support fiat or cryptocurrency deposits into your Salad account, any balance must be earned within the application.
Q. Does Salad support PayPal redemptions?
Yes, we offer PayPal rewards on our store. Make sure to connect your PayPal account and you'll be able to redeem it from the store once you have enough Salad Balance. More information regarding PayPal rewards can be found here: FAQ on PayPal rewards