Do you join a new site which has not yet done payouts ??

India
July 3, 2009 12:24am CST
Well, if you ask me i am a bit skeptical these days.......specially when so many new sites run into a scam day in and day out.......and i have been observing that so many new sites are coming up day by day.......you can see so many people introducing new sites here....... I don't really mind investing my time in a new site if it has a no-minimum payout or if it belongs to a trusted network.......like joy-clicks recently launched its new sister site, i don't mind clicking there as i know i will get paid from that site, as i have done business with them earlier.......and got about 18 payments so far(link is on my profile for those who want to join) I have one more link in my profile, the third one which i had known from a long time but did not join looking at its payout.......but then when i saw that mylotters have been making like $6-$7 in just 2-3 weeks i gave it a try and i indeed reached my payout in 2 weeks.......so sometimes you do miss some great opportunities keeping a benefit of doubt...... Whats your take on this ???? Are you comfortable enough to join new sites ????
7 responses
@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
3 Jul 09
If you had asked this question a year ago then I would have answered 'yes' but then things changed. I joined all the 'bux' sites a year ago and did very well with many of them until the scammers started opening them and there was no longer anything serious in the newer ones. They were not run as business in a proper manner at all and so I stopped joining any site at all UNLESS it was run by someone I knew. In fact the last one I joined was 3 months ago. The owner is an established myLotter and knows how to run a business and does not scam users. In fact I am very pleased I did take up his offer, as are all the others who joined too. Many sites make payouts to the first members so that others will promote it as a paying site thus getting more users to join and then they stop paying, so the fact that a site has paid some is not proof, in my opinion, that it will continue to do so in the future.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
3 Jul 09
There was a pefect example last year of a site which started out with every intention of scamming its users. I will check and see if I can find some dicussions about it and link them back here. The whole of this interest talked of nothing else for months - first with everyone saying that it was the best site of the century and you were a no-one unless you joined and then the same people called it a scam site It was sad but at the same time very interesting to watch and there was a huge lesson to be learnt too!
3 Jul 09
All sites have to start somewhere so you do have to take a risk when joining an unproven site. But if no one was prepared to take these risks then these sites will definitely close before they get going. I tend to join new sites but not put maximum effort into them until I start seeing that other people have been paid and then I step up my efforts with them.
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• India
3 Jul 09
that's a nice point there, it has to start somewhere.......and i agree that we tend to stall our efforts a bit unless someone gets paid !!!! have a nice day !!!!
@wantknow (310)
• Thailand
3 Jul 09
I should look around sites that have good looking and complete of Forum, support and menu. But mostly, I won't try with only myself. I will join new site only for exchange or get some offer :)
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• India
3 Jul 09
Hi, well I don't agree, a site without a forum looks very suspicious as that means if you have any queries the only way you could get is solved is by sending them support tickets, and who really knows when they will reply, forum is quick and also you get lots of proofs there from earlier posts........I am currently working with joy-network and i must say i am very happy there as I am a active member of their forum as well.........
@laurahen (596)
• Canada
3 Jul 09
i feel comfortable giving out information to new website because usually the most amount of information i give out is my e-mail address. once i have earned the amount for cash out i will try to cash out and if it doesn't work then it won't be the end of the word. i think that the point of all of these websites is not to take them too seriously and not to get too attached to them.
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• India
3 Jul 09
Right, even i dont mind giving out my e-mail adress at the most.......but i have come across sites which require you to give them complete residential adress, some stupid questions and to top it all they want to call on a toll free number and get your account validated.....ofcourse they do it for security reasons, but i guess no security should go overboard......
@Scotlass (51)
• United States
3 Jul 09
Oh what a pertinent topic! I was a member of the late Ciao.com which happened to be the only site I found that actually paid, and paid well! I would earnon average $30 per month while writing, rating and having fun. Since it's demise, we have all wandered nomadically onto the internet in search of a new writing paradise - that pays, and have been met with one disappointment after another. I joined Sharedreviews.com recently in the hopes of continuing where I left off, and took many of my Ciao friends with me. Boasting great payouts etc., I was excited to start writing exclusively for that site! It's a scam! I have heard from a few very reliable and trusted sources that they have written popular and high quality reviews only to receive nothing! In answer to your post, I am always willing to try new sites, although lately, I am becoming more and more skeptical like yourself. I have the motto "Nothing ventured, nothing gained" and so far I have looked into many ventures and have gained nothing, lol. I AM comfortable joining these sites as I know that, in most cases, I am the owner of my content and can remove it at any time should the need arise - which just may happen at the end of July with SR! As I can tell by reading many of the topics and discussions here, there are a lot of us going through the same nomadic experience, and I trust that when the real site emerges from the shadows, we will all be informed and flock there together!
• United States
5 Jul 09
Ciao, is only the second place that has ever really paid out to me. I was only with Ciao for a few months. I was not making a whole lot, but it was going up each month. If they didn't cut us off like they did, I think I probably would have hit $30 last month. The only other site that I has ever paid me is Squidoo, but that one does take work. It has taken me a while to hit over the $20 threshold over there though. For a while, I was only making less than $10 a month. The real money through there is through affiliate sales, which I have not really managed to get to many of. With Ciao and Squidoo, I was starting to make $50 a month. Its still not a whole lot, but something. I had seen Sharedreview some months earlier. I actually didn't know everyone else was going to go over there. I'm going to give it a few months to see if it really pays. I had heard that they were in hiatus so maybe in a couple months, we will see some money from them. Most of my reviews in some manner are going over to squidoo or hubpages. From time to time, I do write articles on ac, buskia, and helium. I try different things to see what works. I have thought of trying to create my own review site with wordpress. I have everything that I need to make one including the whole social network and voting abilities. Still nothing will ever take the place of ciao. If SR, don't work out, I will be trying that.
5 Jul 09
It's 'Esmeralda' here - I also joined Shared Reviews along with you two and many other of our Ciao friends, only to find that I wasn't making any money from my reviews and then realised that no-one else was either. They entice you on their front page with the hundreds that their members have supposedly made, but the reality turned out to be altogether different. It's really a disappointment, as it seems like a lively and friendly site. They did issue an announcement a few days ago to say that they were going to start paying again (apparently they did pay in the past?) but ONLY to the TOP THREE REVIEWS in each category. So, that can be as simple as only paying whoever got the most buddies to vote for their reviews, not whoever writes the best quality reviews - it's a system that's just so ripe for abuse. It was a total shame to lose Ciao.com, as I too was making good money there. I write for Ciao.co.uk, where I've been for three years and which is a good site, but you can only join it if you live in the UK and have a UK bank account. Well - you can JOIN it if you don't have a UK bank account, but you won't be paid! They do not use PayPal like Ciao.com did. We're now getting lots of the scammers and abusers from Ciao.com joining us at Ciao UK and posting their garbage there. They're all getting deleted by the Ciao staff as soon as they start posting plagiarised reviews and gibberish, but the few who do make it to the end of the month will get a big surprise when they try to cash out and it asks for their UK bank account details! LOL.
• United States
7 Jul 09
Dragon, and you get 50% of the top ones you voted for too. The 50% is split too. I am not going to go out and write a whole bunch of reviews until I see that its worth it in the long run. On top of it all, if we do get paid at all it will be a couple months at least til I see any money. Those cheater did ruin it for us all though. Bing is no replacement. I don't need to buy things to make money. I have another site that I can do that on. They really should have limited ciao.com to certain countries in the first place. Now a lot of us are looking around trying to find the right community for us.
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
7 Jul 09
I will usually try something if it doesnt involve money to join or alot of forms to fill out.
@reco13 (605)
• Philippines
3 Jul 09
Well for me, I also feel the same. I'm skeptical about the new sites appearing. I am only new to this business and I do not even know how to distinguish scam from not scam. But for today, I'm only worried about Infinitebux as the site receives lots of complaints regarding late payments and others are not even paid for the whole time. So I think I'll just have to stick on the sites that are trusted and have proven stability like neobux, clixsense, and palmbux!I won't waste time to try to discover if these new sites would pay or not!