What do you need to know about a site to join?

United States
December 2, 2010 5:32pm CST
The amount of info people want about a site before they join can very, some just need to know it pays by a trusted a friend, or it's in a field they feel comfortable. Then others just see some numbers, assume it's all true and sign up. Personally I like to know these basics before I do some more research off-site. Min payout, Countries that can join, payment processor, Site's birth date, Member count, active forums/admins and perhaps most important is there a clear TOS/privacy policy available. So what do you look at on site before considering doing any research about the site through other means?
10 responses
• United States
3 Dec 10
Knock on wood, thus far I have not been scammed by any site and I hope I can continue this way for a long time as I know so many others who have been. So I am one not to sign up with any site at all, even if a member is telling me the greatness of the site. I will go over to the net and look for payment proofs first, then I will check out the life time of the site and what their terms of service are to make sure I can follow their rules and if my country is accepted. Then I want to know what payment processors they use and if I am going to like their rules as to which. I try to set aside plenty of time to be able to sign up with any site as to date I have lived without the site so a a day or two later will not hurt me much and let's just say I am always skeptical about any site, no matter how much a member raves about it.
• United States
3 Dec 10
Nice to hear you haven't been scammed. Solid investigating work on sites can allow you to be successful like that. Payment proofs are always good, unique names and dates make them reliable. Sounds like you got a good grasp on things. Since you are skeptical and rarely join new sites, would like to know if that means the only way you really join new sites is when you choose another field/way of earning to try out and add to your daily routine,or are you stuck in your skills and only join if a better site in your area shows it's above your site(s) in your chosen fields?
• United States
3 Dec 10
In order for me to join any site it has to be better and or equal to what I am currently earning, as I won't spend any time on any new site if I am not going to gain some profit from it. As that requires me to spend less time on the solid legitimate ones that I already do so my thinking is I have to profit before I can consider not earning what I currently earn.
@GardenGerty (89943)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Dec 10
You do a lot of research, and I guess that is good. I sometimes join too soon and regret it, but I have joined a couple of sites this year that I am really pleased about just on the say so of a friend. I am afraid I get into too many things and cannot necessarily get to them like I should. For the ones that pay off quickly or solidly I make the time.
• United States
3 Dec 10
Eager to join sites recommend by friends can be good provided they are the right friends :) I also have gotten into to many sites sometimes, but usually it's when I explore a different type of earning method. I'll join the top handful of sites I see and then end up only sticking with 1 or 2. The quick paying ones are defiantly easier to stick with. Got to love the sites with no minimum payout.
3 Dec 10
The first thing I want to know is the minimum payout and if it pays by paypal, then I will try to find out if it is a scam site. If it is a brand new site then I will join and try it out before I recommend it to anyone. After joining I will try to guess how long it will take to reach the min payout, as some can take a stupidily long amount of time. Then as long as I recieve payment I will stick with it. I also like when they show how much they have paid out already, and I like when they have a forum of some sort and active mods.
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• Philippines
3 Dec 10
I look for the Page rank...Yes,doing such is definitely not time consuming..I believe that the great contents are all laid out in sites which are ranked at the top. And, because of the increasing number of monthly visit they were able to log on too, have a strong sense that the contents are really excellent or good perhaps.
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• United States
3 Dec 10
Page Rank can indicate by another indicator to look at for sure, but there are several quality sites that are 1&2's. Page rank in general does not favor sites for earning in general though, which maybe just means that much more for the site's that are have a high PR in field.
• United States
2 Dec 10
The first and most important thing to me when I join a site is that it's not a scam and actually pays you your money. Also I take how long the site has been around into consideration, since older sites generally are more reliable. Next I like to know how much money I can make in a day there to see if it's actually worth my time. Lastly I take the minimum payout into consideration, it's not a deciding factor but it's still useful information.
• United States
2 Dec 10
Right, you don't want it to be a scam. What helps determine that in the beginning. What do you look at specifically on the site to help judge the info?
• United States
3 Dec 10
It really helps to check the large review sites in the field of earnings. Solid practice more people should probably check them before signing up.
• Singapore
3 Dec 10
First of all, you need to know how long the site has existed. Try to find out from the internet, how many people know of these certain site and if possible, ask in Mylot. If it seems new to you, then give it a try. But, don't ever invest in the site or what until you are sure of the 'All systems go' sign. Secondly, you must be very sure of the minimum payout and the payment system, so that you will not have any problems working with it. This is what I do everytime.
• Malaysia
3 Dec 10
You are right about what you discussed earlier. Above all i check on the site if it's listed as a scam by doing some research in search engines. If a site has more than on 3 reports about scam on the first page of search engines, then for me that site is certified as a scam. If not then i will join the site and give it a trial.
@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
3 Dec 10
That's a really good question. Back when I first started trying to earn money online I basically signed up for any site I came upon. Most turned out to be scam sites. Luckily, I've wizened up a bit and am more cautious before joining any sites. The first thing I need to know is whether or not the site is actually paying or not. Some actual payment proofs by the members is a must for me. Then I'd look at the minimum payout, the payment processor, site creation date and other such things. And if I can I try to find out who the owner of the site is. The person or group's reputation in the online earning community is important because I've come across a few that are scammers.
@alex8288 (292)
• Philippines
3 Dec 10
First thing I do before joining the site is know how much it pays and what is its payment processor, if its Paypal then its a plus. They must be five m0nths old and up because scam sites only last a month or two, and yeah having a forum on the site makes life even easier...
@greenline (14865)
• Canada
3 Dec 10
I would every time make sure that I read the small prints at the bottom of the page. The site would present all the attractions for joining, and then down there at the bottom, it will say I have to pay a huge amount to join. Wow ! I would not join !