making referrals in the name of tasks. should it be allowed?
June 13, 2009 6:19am CST
hello fellow mylotters i want to ask all of you this question. if you have checked out the tasks lately then you would know what i am talking about. some people are putting up their referral links of ptc sites and asking others to join under them under the pretext of a task. do you think it is right. the tasks take upto 10 days to complete which is again a long time. as per mylot rules we are not allowed to put our links in discussions so should it be allowed to be placed under the tasks section. what is your opinion on it?
13 Jun 09
Hmm i think that it should be allowed, i was thinking of doing that. It is a task to go on to a site and join up as a referral and for your hassle you will get paid, so yea i think that you should be able to use the tasks as a way to get referrals. Even though we are not allowed to put referral links into the discussion the tasks are different.
13 Jun 09
yes but look on the other side you have to be active everyday on the site for 10-15 days which means the task will go on for half a month and all you get paid is just 0.10$. i do not think anyone is going to offer more than that. whereas a task with an eight hour limit makes you 2$ if you do it properly.
14 Jun 09
In my opinion, if you sign-up for the task then it means, first, you agree with the terms and conditions and 2nd that you commit to do the task. If you were not able to complete or do the task because of your own undoing then it is not the fault of the one who posted the task. Take note, no one is forcing anyone to sign-up for the task. So if you think the pay is very low or if you think you cannot complete the task for one reason or another then do not sign-up for the task. On the other hand, if you sign up to do the task even if the pay is low and even if you know that it is very hard to complete the task then you only have yourself to blame if you were not able to complete the task. Cheers!
13 Jun 09
There have been other discussions which raised this problem and as I said on them too, I do not think it is correct. In the FAQs under 'tasks creator' it states that we are not to create tasks concerning 'direct marketing' which that task certainly is I am getting rather annoyed about this because I have a task which I would like to create too, which does not call for a referral link but a vote on a site, but I fear that it does not comply with what I read in the FAQS Seems somerhing is not quite right
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13 Jun 09
I don't see a problem with putting your referral link in a task. You are paying someone to do something for you so you should have control of what you put in the task. I was thinking about doing that and using it to get referrals and what not but if they don't allow that then I may not. However, people are doing it now so I don't see a problem with it. It could be a good method of making money.
13 Jun 09
An excellent topic to be discussed here! I think its fair to allow tasks seeking referrals, considering the number of tasks increases and people get good money for completing them. Also, it is against Mylot's rules to post referral link in discussionsbut tasks with referral links should not be a problem as of now. Although I hope they increase the reward for such tasks. 5-10 cent reward is very less for a task that is supposed to last 10 days.
13 Jun 09
i agree there will be more tasks but the price offered is so less and it is against the mylot rules. and it should not be broken just because it means more tasks. there are a lot of tasks available paying 20 times than what is offered to sign up as a referral and can you believe it we the task lasts for 10 days and we have to keep doing the task everyday.suppose if we miss one day due to some reason and then the task time limit runs out. do you think it will be fair?
14 Jun 09
I have no problem with tasks with referral links. This is a marketing strategy some people employ to make money and I have no issue with it. Come to think of it, if somebody accepts the task then it is a win-win situation for the person who puts up the task and for the person who accepts the task. The key here is no one is forcing anyone to accept the task. The task is posted with the amount of money to be earned and it is all up to you if you want to accept it or not. The amount of money to be earned and the time to finish the task are clearly stated in the task being offered and if the person accepts the task then that signifies his approval of the terms and conditions. I have seen some responses here that the amount of money being offered for the task is very small and the time to finish is too long and my advise to you is, then don't sign up for the task. As simple as that. Again, nobody is forcing you to sign up for the task, right? What small to you and what's long for you maybe ok to others. I would like to think that we mylotters are one big family. We share our experiences, we share are knowledge and we share our interests and we share our thoughts. As a family, we should be sensitive to each other's feeling, we should listen to what others are saying and most of all WE SHOULD BE HELPING EACH OTHER. Referral links are ways of co-mylotters as seeking for our help so the least we can do is to check out the links and see what your co-mylotters are trying to refer. Checking out the links is our way of helping and listening. Again, the important thing is bottomline, nobody is forcing you to sign up to those sites. Think of it as the person posting the link as trying to inform you of something out there that he finds useful and thus might also be useful to other co-mylotters. Who knows, of the 100 links you found 1 useful to you and has helped you then that's not bad at all, right? Let's look at mylot as a venue to have fun, to know a lot of people, to gain friends, to be informed, a venue to get help and a venue to extend our help to our co-mylotters. Let's support each other! Cheers
13 Jun 09
Like some of the responses here, I am not against in the marketing strategy of some mylot members where they use the task to earn referrals and earn money. I also saw the tasks you are mentioning which runs for a period of several days. I find it absurd that the said task is to be done for a long period of time. The task creator should have shorten it. But still, at the end of the day, as long as there are people who are benefited from it (task creator and worker), then so be it!