Triond: Is it a scam or not?
September 13, 2007 9:42am CST
I have come across with Triond from one of the discussions here in myLot so I checked it. I loved what I have read from their site so I signed up. However, before deciding to publish anything with them, I did a little background check and found an article about them at associatedcontents.com. The article says that Triond is a scam! Is there any truth to this? Have any of you here got paid by Triond already? Please response, I really, really like to know.
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• Hong Kong
14 Sep 07
What? It's a scam? I know a friend here and she asked me to join. Then I saw another thread about it and people got paid already. I looked at their website but I don't really think they are a scam. I would like to have the link to the AC articles you are talking about and see what kind of scam the writer is referring to. Would you mind posting it here so that we could all make that as a reference? I posted one photo there and I saw my earnings, payviews and everything. But I believe they only do the payment through paypal. Anyway, I will try it myself and see how it goes. It's payout is only $0.5, so I think I will reach that for sure next month. I will see if it pays and update you on it.
15 Sep 07
Here's the link, as promised. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/117579/triondcom_its_a_scam.html I can not copy paste the link here because I have less than 500 points, so I guess you know how place the link here. ;-) Just for all of you guys. Cheers!
• Hong Kong
15 Sep 07
Hey I really wondered what was wrong with the person. A friend here asked me to join and I saw another discussion about it and my friend here got paid a couple times already (I believed she is not lying because Triond doesn't have referral system, me joining doesn't benefit her in any ways). Its payout rate is low, only $0.50, I will try there and let you know how it goes.
• United States
14 Sep 07
I've been using Triond since May and made a few dollars. They do pay, once a month on the 15th of the month. I use it because I love to write and if I make a couple of bucks off of it, that's better than nothing at all for me. You can try checking it out though.
11 Dec 09
Nope, they are not a scam site my friend. I had already received several payments from them over the last 5 months. I think the reason why some considered it as a scam is simply because they are strict with their rules (especially about plagiarism). They had a very good program of checking your articles for it. Therefore, those who are not satisfied with it simply tells everybody that they are scam. I am not convincing you to join Triond but as a myLot member, its our obligation to inform everybody about the things happening to us. Try it and you will see how strict Triond is. I am also a regular contributor of Associated Content as well as Bukisa and they pay me every time I reached the payout. Good thing about Triond is that their minimum payout is only $0.50.
22 May 11
Triond is definitely legit. My wife and I have used it for years. You get paid based on traffic each month. If Tiond makes money from your pages, you get a cut each month. If no one reads your article, you don't get paid, which is fair since neither do they. It also means that my wife gets paid much more than I do since she has written more articles and frankly, they are better. The great thing is that we are still making money from articles that we posted years ago. Our Triond accounts are: http://www.triond.com/users/Mark+Bentley http://www.triond.com/users/Paula+Mitchell+Bentley
• United States
3 Sep 09
I know you posted this a couple years ago, however, I am just now seeing it. I have been with Triond for several years. They do pay you via Pay Pal. the amount you make is determined on how many places you have with them and how much traffic you help generate to your published works. You help generate that traffic with the tags you select and also sharing the link so others can visit. If you need to remove your piece for whatever reason, you can. You retain the rights.
27 Aug 08
i could not tell you until i get paid, right? but when i started with triond 16 days ago, i don't have any single doubt in my mind that they are scam and not a legit publishing site but then again, i don't have any proof as evidence. so whatever the legal battles i would present to you, i'm surely will lose but don't worry at all coz just yesterday i already reach the minimum payout with the few articles i submitted and it's growing day by day then i'll get back to you after the 15th of september. you may want to check what i have done there, just add me and my username is "sir rob"
17 Aug 08
Hi Ricko, don't believe what you have read in AC. I joined Triond at end of Jan 2008. I have written many articles over the months and have received payment every month since March. My latest payment for July is already in my Paypal account. If you have earned 50 cents from your published materials in a particular month, you will receive your payment automatically on the 15th of the following month. It has such low payout which is really easily achievable. I think I have read that article you were referring to. But I never believed it until I tried it myself. If you don't believe me, you can try writing a few articles. Leave it there until you get 50 cents and see if you receive any payment into Paypal the following month. Try it! One other thing, did you find any other articles which condemn Triond? That may well be the only one...