Is it necessary to become premium member in TDD???

India
October 23, 2010 12:35pm CST
I think by the way the admin is behaving.He is making life difficult for a non-premium member to work there.I getting sucked reading to the admin's stupid notification while logging into my account.I have never came across any site forcing its members to upgrade for getting paid.This is not at all acceptable.Now I feel like cheated there.Anyways share your views on this thread.
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12 responses
@akshay7 (415)
• India
23 Oct 10
well, I think it is right on their behalf what they are doing. They are not forcing premium membership for earnings but it is to ensure that the people who are getting paid are not abusing the system. Further, the membership is not at all expensive, just $10 per month... As about the free membership, they still give them a chance to test the site by paying $40 per month as a limit. They can surely reinvest $10 in the site, can't they?
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@nainesh1 (1656)
• India
23 Oct 10
Terms are changed and now free members won't be paid you have to be premium member to get paid.
• India
23 Oct 10
Hello Akshay please keep yourself updated with the latest notifications the admin has provided in TDD.I know the premium membership plan is not expensive and I also know that they are looking for a spam free quality post without any violation of their guidelines.But I am asking what they were doing since few months?Why are they so serious all of a sudden?Why there is change in their T O S every now and then?Getting paid,subscribing,upgrading is a very complicated process.I believe that for hard work there must be reward.This site has not stepped upto my expectation Anyways I am not the owner of TDD.They have made their decision and I have made mine.
@akshay7 (415)
• India
23 Oct 10
well, you know what I am still happy with the site. And the forum is not that old, you can expect change in guidelines as circumstances. Also, since the past few months, I have been noting their updates and they have been trying hard to cope up with the problem of paypal cashing out. And it seems like, this is the way they will do it now. I think I will be staying with them till they go scam... lol As about the site, it has met my expectation, 30 cents per post is no child's play, and for offering such good rate, you can let other loop holes go unnoticed.
• Canada
23 Oct 10
People have gotten paid so far, well, that is good. However, I knew better than to join as soon as I heard 30 cents per post. Obviously, they will take all the money they earn from regular members (who cannot cashout) and use it to pay premium members. Look forward to the pay per post rating dropping steadily. Money does not appear from nowhere, and when something sounds too good to be true, it is.
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• India
24 Oct 10
Yes I think you are right.The site started with 70cents per post.After getting a huge rush of members into the site.They lowered their rates to just 30 cents.Then they removed their plan of daily cash-out to weekly and now to monthly.I think site is running out of money.The best opportunity of making money from them was in the beginning when the site was newly formed but not now. Somebody has rightly said all the glitters are not gold.Anyways thanks for participating.Have a nice day.
@lira23 (210)
• United States
23 Oct 10
Its not necessary to get a premium account on TDD, if you read carefully you will notice that Premium members can cash out anytime they wish, and then non premium members can cash out once a week 10 dollars until November first where then we all will get paid once a month, this is to accumulate better money in order to pay everyone, you do not need premium to cash out whether it has that option in the tab at the current moment, I think people are mis understanding things because a lot do not speak English who go there its mostly those from India and the Philippians that are on the site. I think everyone is just not understanding what their doing and should ask for better clarification or look in the help desk option.
@nainesh1 (1656)
• India
23 Oct 10
According to new terms it is necessary to upgrade to get paid and you will be paid once a month only.
• India
23 Oct 10
Hello lira and nainesh.I have read the rules carefully.From what I understand from the rules,non-premium members can only request a one-off $10 payout (to then be used for an upgrade),not $10 every month.For example if you want to upgrade for the month of November .You have to pay the fee before staring of November.After that they will pay you the desired amount you have requested in the starting of December.But if you are non premium member then they will pay you 10$ in the month of December which will be the final payment from the site.No more payments thereafter unless you become premium member. One more disgusting thing about the site.Even after upgrading the problem is not yet over.You have to pay the due fees of previous months in order to request payment for the earned money.Which is not at all acceptable.I hope I am telling the correct thing to you all.
• India
23 Oct 10
Thank God at least you have not been tempted to join that site.They are damn legit at the same time cruel.Its not easy to earn as it seems to be.They are now unmasked.Everything is transparent.We have to pay them for getting paid.This is ridiculous.I have decided to call it off.Anyways thanks for coming up with those wonderful words.Have a nice earning weekend ahead.
@monouu (2608)
• Singapore
25 Oct 10
Well, I guess the admin start to feel the heat of paying so much money to all the members. Obviously he can't keep paying if he can't make enough revenue. Forcing people to upgrade is a good way to earn revenue but he don't want to drive away large no. of free member so he is starting to pushing premium membership by treating free member in a worse manner.
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
28 Oct 10
That's not fair at all. WHile it has not proven itself to be a legit site, what right has it to force members to upgrade into premium member before receiving their earnings? What happen if the site turns out to be a scam? So it's best for u to leave that site and forget about your earnings there. If u were to find it a pity, wanting to make your time and effort worth it by paying for upgrades, all i can say is u will regret it big time, if it really turns out to be a scam.
@salonga (27859)
• Philippines
26 Oct 10
The very reason why they allow members to start without paying any fee at first is for them to later upgrade to Premium. They have given many advantages to Premium members for the non-premium members to get lured into upgrading. Well if they will really pay and will not set limits on the amounts to be earned then there is no problem with paying fee for as long as the fee is coming from our own earnings in that site. The problem now is the sending of money is taking too long already and also they have started to implement the once a month payment for premium members only and non-premium members can no longer cash out. This means non-premium members do not have any chance to earn from that site so what is the use of staying. It is either you upgrade or go away. Now the choice is yours.
• India
26 Oct 10
Yes they have played a planned game which has been very earlier.There motive was to make sure that they get enough number of members.But they got more than their expectation.This made them imbalanced in paying.Now they are struggling hard to meet the demand of their members.Also they are getting warned by PayPal several time for misconduct.The admin has solved many problems.Hope their site will be stable from next month.
@few00cent (2141)
• India
25 Oct 10
well,now as they changed there payment terms and one has to upgrade to request the payout..I requested my payout just last week and yet I have not been paid..I'll check if they pay me as the new rule for payment is brought in action from this week.
• India
26 Oct 10
Ohh that is why I am eagerly waiting for their payment since long.This is ridiculous.Atleast they could have made payment for the last time.The Admin seems very arrogant .They have removed my 15 points while requesting and still no payment.I think what ever I earned there will be eaten away by them.It is enough.I am not going to work there.
• India
23 Oct 10
plz in ur next post specify which site u talking about and as i find most of the sites there main revenue come from premium members it is all about what they can earn this is all about business and nothing els
@kjones505 (273)
• United States
23 Oct 10
I knew that the rules on that site would become more strict but I never thought it would happen so fast. I am not surprised by this. There is no way they can maintain a .30 rate per post without strict rules. My understanding is that starting on November 1, premium members can only withdraw $100 or above. Withdrawals can only be made once per month and you will receive payment the following month. Non-premium members will only be allowed to withdraw $10 and then they are expected to upgrade to premium membership. Non-premium members will still be allowed to post and gather points but after withdrawing $10, they will not be able to withdraw cash until they upgrade.
• India
23 Oct 10
Yes you are cent percent correct with your statement.The site is becoming very strict.It is not advisable to work in a site whose terms of services ( T O S ) changes every now and then.By implementing this rule they are making it difficult for the members to stay there.This is a demoralizing approach by the admin.Anyways thanks for clarifying everyone's doubt in my thread.Have a nice day.
• United States
23 Oct 10
You know I'm not familiar to much with TDD. What is it? If it's part of mylot, I feel kind of like I need to read something again, cause I missed that or forgot about it. Or is it another site you guys work with?
@neelia_lyn (2017)
• Philippines
24 Oct 10
I still have a lot to learn at TDD, although I admit that I'm confused and have doubts now that their community is increasing in number. If we wanna stick around, good luck to us!
@kevingee (283)
• Philippines
24 Oct 10
It isn't necessary to become a Premium Member to enjoy your benefits. Actually Non-premium members can purchase $10 monthly (which is a lot smaller than of the Premium Members) I actually think that they make their premium members a lot special because they actually earn from them also. It is like Premium Members are VIP people. They paid for their Memberships. Also, you can easily get your premium membership in TDD. Getting your payout once, can already make you a premium member in that site! :)