KidmanForever wrote: This thought crossed my mind a lot of times recently, but since I pretty much stink at financial decisions...
Believe me, I still cant figure out what to do with my existing earnings from Clixsense. They're just rotting in my bank account !!
Are you, right now, or have you, in the past, delayed buying pro membership for one or more reasons ?
And if you have, what are / were your reasons ?
My reasons ( excuses ) are that
1. I dont trust my Internet connection. Breaks down fairly often. I've changed connections 3 times since i joined.
2. Very few referrals. I am not so good at referring, and most of my refs are inactive.
3. I'm fairly irregular myself, and not excellent at completing the checklist.
Seems like the thread went blooey again. Sorry for that.
To try to answer your poll, I did wait for a small bit to see if ClixSense would erupt into a better site than it was originally. And it did. So I upgraded. And promoted. At one time, many program owners were against CS so it was difficult to advertise, but I did so where I could. And still do so (staying in terms with what CS allows).
As far as what to do with your existing earnings, the questions would be...
Do you have bills to pay? Do you have religious events or traditions you have to provide gifts or donations? Does your family need an extra "boost"? Do you like games or music or art or go to fun events? Do you like certain clothes? Are you a t-shirt freak? LOL There's any number of things you can shop for online if you don't have a checking account or credit card. You can also purchase advertising at the many places online. Just thoughts.
You can also advertise freely through traffic exchanges, other PTC/PTR/GPT sites. You can post small index cards with a little blurb about CS and your referral link at your local grocery stores, post offices, etc. You can print up flyers and leave in office buildings, under window wipers in parking lots. And just about anywhere else (allowed by the laws of your country).
Now, as far as the referrals 8 levels down, it *can* be accomplished with heavy promoting not only on YOUR part, but on your REFERRALS part. *IF* they don't promote, they might not know how. So, utilizing the "email your refs" box with some handy information *might* work. But that is only if they are not lazy. But please remember not to spam them daily with things that have nothing to do with ClixSense and its promotion or earning possibilities.
I would suggest you read through these FAQ's from ClixSense:
My Account: Premium Account - ClixSense
What is a premium account?
They give you good information about upgrading.
Now, yes, for me, I am blessed with at least enough referrals to earn a nice monthly income. However, even though I upgrade yearly, I never EXPECT them to do much, so I am never disappointed. I earn on my own, and as I can with all that is offered here on CS (with only one exception: I refuse to do Crowdflower Tasks as I don't like their practices...my preference and choice).
As in all things in life, it's what YOU put into it first and foremost. Upgrading and promoting and working the site will help you get higher earnings. Your referrals either will or won't work FOR you. And truly, either you will or won't work for yourself, too. It's up to you how you handle it.
Good luck, and I hope you've learned enough throughout the forum to make a good, informed decision.