Last year an Indian member used to post about his earnings from referrals even he made a lot of money only from referrals many members asked him how he got referrals but he never told anyone anything,
I guess not everybody shares this information, in fact they don't have to, though most of the time it is through platforms they advertise on, their own blogs, their own site, word of mouth, etc. People are already mass spamming and saturating ads on the highly ranked traffic sites already, so when something becomes saturated it is difficult for others to succeed - You have to rely on other venues. Same for any successful money making "scheme", eventually many of these schemes became saturated - since the top sites are already mass spammed with ads, I guess the best method really is your own site, where you are not limited to just ONE program, but ALL your programs, including your own site. I guess it is the freedom of anybody to decide what info they share - it's already a lot that they openly share what they earn - there are risks of sharing such info anyway.
Quote: has not been online for a year now,seems he cashedout and became inactive there are many such members here
You can build a residual income from referrals BUT nothing lasts forever, eventually many (most) of your referrals will go inactive - there are reasons why people leave. Just rewind back a few years to see why. I have started in late 2011, I have had my glory years during 2014-2016, 2 digit earnings daily. One of the biggest potential at the time was CrowdFlower, so many tasks, fair, plenty and many were daily recurring, so guaranteed daily earnings for those who worked. This factors in of course, the more work you have available the more earnings - if you were to get referrals from the high tier / international traffic, then the biggest earner was TASKS, not surveys - For Tier 1 referrals and maybe a few select countries who have surveys, the best earner is surveys. Now fast forward a few years until now, lots have happened....some of the high paid routers have shut down (GTM and LiveSample). CrowdFlower was acquired by Figure8, F8 introduced automation/ML into the mix, tasks declined......and now another acquisition by Appen, even worse, much less tasks, lower pay, goals to reach near full automation within 3 years. YET GPT sites have continuously received new sign-ups and members looking for work - so demand keeps rising and the work keeps declining at a huge page, and this is for all GPTs.......... Combine that with survey routers that are consistently lowering their pay rates........ Some people are ore more patient than others and will stick around, like myself for example, because 1) I have no other income 2) I don't use other sites 3) I do not take part in illegal activity...... MANY have left PTC and GPT to join HYIP, Revshare and other illicit sites (ponzi schemes) where the lure of fast money interests them despite the high risk. CryptoCurrency has kept the online ponzi schemes well and alive. People just want to join a site, invest money and wait for "returns". The concept of "working" for the money (IN GENERAL) is not attractive for people who like to join multiple programs, scam or no scam.
Why else would people just leave a site they are earning so much money from ? Other than what I mentioned above, some people are dealt a bad hand in life, severe illness strikes, or other unfortunate events ......... Sometimes people leave because they move on to other things, better things, they have their own site or found a better income stream, better job, OR they just want to enjoy life, nothing is forever - I earned nearly $16k+ on CS/YS, I eventually became a little inactive during a year or two, because I found a 4 figure a month freelancing job that I had to devote FULL TIME to, I never closed doors to here, eventually I lost my freelancing job (unfairly) and I became active again.
People come and go all the time - I may do the same one day if I find a good income stream, I'm sure many people here would do the same. It's not a pleasant experience day to day to worry and hunt for surveys and get frustrated all the time and worry when a lot of days are bad - but some people just CLOSE doors, some people, including myself never close doors, you never know when you must return to your roots
Of course I would rather earn 4 figures than low 3 figures or 2 figures........
If people are still earning good money here, good for them, God bless this site and everyone on it (those who are legit)/ part of it, there is a lot of discouraging news lately that may impact ALL of us. For one, Appen's acquisition has done NO GOOD for any of us contributors - only for F8's pocket who are $300+ million richer (yes the acquisition $ amount was made PUBLIC, it's fACT)........ and now Appen that wants to automate tasks, so even LESS work for humans ...... Then you have survey partners merging, and lowering their rates drastically, single digit rates on some and declining..........then you have COVID19 and a collapsing economy now and plummeting stocks, new threats of lockdown and bankruptcies as cases surges everywhere - this is stalling any hope for a recovery, and this means market research may once again be put on hold. Then you have the elections soon, with Trump threatening civil unrest and destroying democracy, encouraging protests and unrest should he lose, which will sink even ore the economy amid the pandemic.......so all this factors in - GPT sites rely entirely on 3rd parties, that are US companies.......... So I think very difficult times are to come - Many businesses will close permanently next time - I don't know how long GPTs would survive at the prospect of a 4-5 month lock-down, but the big ones like here will likely lower rates even ore. Sadly due to the actions of mostly kids and teens and young adults, this pandemic will last through to 2021 and beyond and it will impact online business as well.
SO those of us who are earning something should enjoy it whilst it lasts. Those who aren't, hopefully something better comes along - there are billions in the same boat right now.