sideticks frustrations...

United States
September 26, 2010 9:14am CST
Okay so I am almost to the 25 dollar payout on sideticks. I was enjoying the site. But now they want me to do two surveys each week which are not really surveys at all, they are just trying to get me to buy stuff. Then I completed two of them yesterday and it still wouldn't let me comment on the blog. I am afraid it's going scam like so many other sites. I'm going to try to penny it up to payout and then leave it alone I think! Anyone else having trouble with sideticks? Any one get paid from sideticks?
11 responses
@shira0524 (483)
• United States
26 Sep 10
I am over halfway to payout, and yes, same frustrations. I have no problem helping the site make money, but those "surveys" are not the way. You would think they'd realize this with how much complaining has been going on since then, as well as the fact that now the site is polluted with spam bots (which I don't think were there before they started using those "surveys" - karma, maybe?), and they get hardly any responses to the question of the day anymore. But I read someone else on there saying that they think maybe they have done it on purpose, because there are too many people getting paid? Anyway, it seemed like a good thing, but I don't think I'll be back.
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• United States
26 Sep 10
I agree. It's hard to say why Sidetick exactly placed those surveys on their site. Anyway though, I hate those darn little surveys--if you can call them surveys!
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• United States
26 Sep 10
I really wouldn't mind too much if they were real "surveys" you know?
• United States
26 Sep 10
Me neither. I find surveys sort of fun. A bit long and time consuming, but at least not scammy!
• United States
26 Sep 10
Oh my gosh. I feel your pain. That is exactly how I felt when I logged in yesterday. I mean, I hadn't gone on in a few days and I was surprised that I had to do a survey to post. At first, I was like 'Okay, surveys are sort of fun. Okay. Bring it on.' But as you said, they weren't surveys and seemed very scammy. I haven't even gotten my first payout yet. I'm only at $18.00. I don't think I'm going to waste my time there anymore. I'm with you--Sidetick is a scam.
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• United States
26 Sep 10
Oh no. That just makes Sidetick more fishy.
• United States
26 Sep 10
yep!!!
• United States
27 Sep 10
It is totally unfair that they send out spammy type surveys.
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• United States
27 Sep 10
They are very spammy, scammy for sure!
@apples99 (6565)
• United States
26 Sep 10
Yeah I've heard of sidetick, and I had a feeling that it might be sketchy but there are a lot of sites that start off fine and then they had offers and then it goes down hill, because completing offers becomes a requirement in order to recive payment I never liked those sort of sites. I mean sites that make it mandatory for members to complete offers to get paid that sort of site annoys the blank out of me.
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• United States
27 Sep 10
Yeah, you shared my sentiments exactly!!
@carolscash (9507)
• United States
26 Sep 10
Well, I have never done anything on sideticks. HOwever, it does sound as though it might be a scam if they are adding new things and making payout harder. I wish you the best. I did read that somone had recently received money from them so maybe once you reach payout, you will be paid.
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• United States
26 Sep 10
Yea, I did read that someone got money. But I have found that what I hear in general over and over is much more reliable than one person claiming that they got paid!
@echomonster (2230)
• Greenwood, Mississippi
26 Sep 10
The good news is that Sidetick is still paying -- they paid me last week. I kind of expected to not be paid given all the changes that have been going on there, but I was pleasantly surprised. Now I have to decide what to do from here. I'm avoiding the surveys which means the only way I have to earn is from viewing and posting on the site or referring. It'll probably take me a year to get paid again!
• United States
26 Sep 10
Yeah, I'm not doing the blog now either. Mostly because I am still blocked though! And that's after they told me it was unblocked when I completed the two required surveys.!
@Thoroughrob (11772)
• United States
26 Sep 10
I have not gotten paid. I am close but now those stupid surveys are there. If they leave them, I will not do their site once I reach payout.
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• United States
26 Sep 10
Yeah, my struggle is to get another buck and a half to make payout.. then I am done too! I wonder if they know there is a mass exodus planned!
26 Sep 10
Well after reading this I just deleted my account there.
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• United States
26 Sep 10
That's probably not a bad idea! I'm next I think!
@kaeleya (80)
• United States
26 Sep 10
I wanted to try this site. I have seen different people say that they are on sideticks and now I am wondering if I should or not. Maybe I will try it. So what is sideticks anyway? If there is a discussion on it already please will someone let me know. Thanks.
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• United States
27 Sep 10
sidetick is a scam site. i have heard many people who have made complaints about sidetick and how they reached pay out but havnt gotten paid.. i suggest u stay away from that site.
• United States
27 Sep 10
but ofcourse that is just what i have heard from some.. im not sure if its true at all
@bardgirl (364)
• United States
3 Oct 10
I was paid once but yeah I hated the surveys which they've removed for now. I did notice the for now part. I did reach payout for the second time and it's been three weeks but of course now you don't count weekends so I guess that would make it fifteen days. So I'm kind of reaching that point where I'm getting close to calling it quits. There's another place that people on Sidetick are heading over to which hopefully will work out better,