Do you believe that HYIPs and autosurfs help you make money online?

Philippines
November 29, 2008 1:43am CST
I got into the HYIP and autosurf arena a while back. While they give such good returns at the start, I invested in them long enough to lose my earnings. To me they are more of a gamble than an investment. I think these sites are Ponzi schemes - you either have to learn to ride that Ponzi or just quit doing autosurfs altogether. My decision after getting burned: I chose to learn the trade of gambling with them. Tell me what you think.
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@darksorrow (4667)
• Bangladesh
29 Nov 08
Well you are a fighter. Just don't run away from the fear loosing. I have recently joined in to autosurf and lost 2 investments out of 3.lol But i am not quitting now. I will study more about autosurfs. I got the basics of autosurf from some experienced people but they are not enough for getting profit from autosurfs. My next investment will be after xmas. I heard autosurfs run away in this season. Not sure how much this is true. But i will concentrate again after xmas. Best of luck to you.
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• Philippines
29 Nov 08
Right. I was thinking of doing less autosurf work temporarily because there are so many scammers. I think I really to start not to invest with them right now. I noticed that those who are telling everyone that there are a lot of scammers before the holidays are those who are experienced in the arena. I might as well listen to this advice.
@rortiz86 (1697)
• Philippines
29 Nov 08
You're so unfortunate dark. lol I hope I'll be paid by the only autosuf that I've joined. lol
@paid2write (5202)
29 Nov 08
I am not involved in any of these now, but a few years ago I was taking part at autosurf and hyip sites. I did lose money at some sites, but when I was paid a profit I would keep the amount of my initial deposit and used the profits to join other sites, or to reinvest if I thought the program would last long enough to pay me again. The only way to use these sites is to think of it as gambling and never to use any money that you can't do without. I think e-gold is no longer accepted and I don't use any other e-currency. I know PayPal will have nothing to do with these schemes. I will not be participating in any of them again, but during the years I was playing these 'games' I did end up in profit.
• Philippines
29 Nov 08
I wonder where you are participating or investing right now. I am pretty much sure that you had moved on to other investment schemes - or are you back to earning from active work once more?
29 Nov 08
I'm earning money online in a very different way now - article writing. I am not 'investing' or gambling, but I do sometimes use the same method using free money offered by bingo sites, and other games sites. I don't risk my own money but if I can play for free I have a chance to win some. Need to watch terms and conditions carefully though. Sites offering free bonuses usually require betting with real money before any winnings can be withdrawn.
• Philippines
29 Nov 08
It's really good to give it a try on your own, so u will personally know if a certain program work for you. Just dont invest too much money that you can't afford to lose. Be cautious
• Philippines
29 Nov 08
Thank you. As I had mentioned above, I tried some of them and got burned. I find it comforting to really stick on my personal principle not to invest so much in those programs. Indeed, I had only invested money that I am very much willing to lose.
• New Zealand
29 Nov 08
Well hyip programs usually start with paying the members for a few weeks like ponzi scheme. Later, after few weeks either they scam or tell some excuses that they have got some problems with the server or something like that and after someday disappear. I have seen a lot of hyip programs delivering at the beginning but after few days or weeks disappearing. Also, they are super-hyips program that claim they pay 500% after 1 day. lol. I think its better to stick with the normal hyip program and invest in the very beginning when the things are new and get the best out of it.
• Philippines
29 Nov 08
500% in one day? That is unrealistic! If HYIPs and autosurfs are having trouble with the 12x12 plan, I could not imagine that kind of deal!
@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
30 Nov 08
I understand they are all Ponzi schemes. The only way to make any money, other than start the Ponzi scheme is to get in early and get out early before the house of cards collapses. This is hard to do especially when a small amount of money appears to have made a profit, one thinks that if I keep investing I will finally make that million dollars they promised. There is no gamble, eventually you will lose your money like all pyramid schemes.
@metababy (90)
• China
30 Nov 08
Earning money is not so good, and a pay a harvest.
29 Nov 08
i think they are a total waste of time
• India
29 Nov 08
ya we can make money from these kind of schemes but need some research about the program before investing and invest the amount which we can afford to lose. I have failed once, and now invested in another right now i am a small investor am more into autosurfs than HYIP
• Philippines
29 Nov 08
It's really good to try everything to know which one is best for you, but just dont invest money more than you can't afford to lose.... Be cautious...