PTC world is actually GROWING... problem is some sites are so cheap to advertise, e.g. members getting $0.0001 for clicking an ad, so advertisers take advantage, e.g. getting 10,000 visits for $2. ClixSense were way more expensive, that is why PTC died here.
Really ? I think growing is a big word - what people perceive as PTC growth is no more than so-called paid to click wrapped into ponzi schemes - The majority of the sites run on upgrades, referrals and literal ponzi elements or true ponzis. Many of the sites claim to be "RevShare", this might be a booming industry, but it is based on the same principle, a model that eventually dies out - The majority of the ads from those PTC sites are of low quality, mostly people advertising scams, HYIP, revenue sharing, and rubbish programs that don't work. It is the lure of get rich quick that has driven the market for all those years. The HYIP industry was given a big blow by the death of Liberty Reserve, and yet survived, due to PerfectMoney still going strong. But now with the growing popularity of BItcoin, it is keeping this industry strong. How many *REAL* PTC sites were there anyway ? You can count them on one hand.
I think the 8 level affiliate program hurt ClixSense's image. It has MLM / Pyramid like elements, even though it was not a scheme, using it that way is highly unusual and frowned upon. Of course not many people can say they filled their 8 levels and were earning 6 figures a year with the 8 level anyway. So I guess people who RELIED strictly on multi level might be disappointed, but it is not the majority. Which leaves tasks and surveys as a potential earner. Problem is, there are lot of cheaters who exploit them - as they want the $$$$, and this is what I predict will KILL the tasks and surveys industry in the long run, as many task authors will pay less or go elsewhere, and survey affiliates will lower the rates to cover chargebacks, or simply less surveys as a result....... Before blaming site owners, I think people should think hard of how the actions of members can influence industries.
Let's face it, some people relied strictly on PTC on this site, were people happy with pennies a day ? This is what still drives all the ponzis and "revshares" out there, which are nowhere dead.
It is a good change for clixsense and a bad one:
1) It is a massive reward site that is competitive compared to even some GPTs that are much older by many years;
2) It offers network surveys (outside the offer walls), and this is not available on that other site. So it means higher pay rate for the surveys, as those on offer walls are junk and low rate.
but there is a bad part to this change
1) Members who relied strictly on PTC and affiliate earnings - (Unless your level 1 has many active taskers) you can end up earning more than you did before with the new commission rates
2) Will drive away those without referrals, without task/offers and who relied strictly on clicking ads for pennies
But with Tasks being available for high tier countries and where the highest traffic to tasks are high tier, I think this will offset the negative aspects a little........but yet you still have a member base that will leave as a result of these changes.
The real potential for earnings is tasks and surveys, this is what I have relied on since I started here, in 2011........
My concern is the TASK industry mainly and CrowdFlower, which is going in a downward spiral. Tasks are getting worse, flagging, abusive authors, rubbish support and low rates. Once TASKS are removed from the equation it does not leave much. Rainforest was a good task earning potential but for now there are no plans to accept new members any time soon, and people have been cheating and abusive this task left and right, as they do with many other tasks as well.....
So the future at this point will be shaped by MEMBERS - honesty, hard work and dedication. Remember, companies need a REASON to provide tasks and surveys. If they get sh** quality results, they have to rethink their strategies.
Long life to clixsense and many more years to come. I think it can survive as a rewards site. Many other sites who offer far less, have survived, why wouldn't ClixSense ?
and I really don,t think that the PTC industry is booming. Never has. It was overtaken and destroyed by the ponzi industrry. Initially PTC was mainly those sticky banners that were renting your browser display space whilst you surfed, you were paid by amount of time the banner was on display and active at the same time surfing. (paid to surf) but this industry was quickly destroyed by the cheaters when they rigged it to fake activity and earn $$$$. Then the BUX industry flourished, the lure of quick easy cash with little efforts......and this industry was booming, it brought crazy traffic in so little time with growth levels that were staggering....... Of course its life cycle was short lived with some of the massive scams that hit the internet.....and now, those "RevShare", cyclers, matrix and similar sites, same sh**, different wrapping. The **REAL** PTC model has died ages ago. The current model and what's left of it is mostly advertising other schemes / scams and rubbish sites with one thing in common - the promise of huge amounts of money in little time with minimal efforts.
There are so many ways to earn money online, in a legit way. Let's face it, nobody has ever become rich or anywhere even close with PTC. In case people did not know, there are many online earning opportunities, you just have to look for them and research. CrowdFlower is not the only provider. The only thing is that many of these other opportunities require HONEST workers.......
The best advice I can give to anybody who is going to LEAVE ClixSense, don't be lured by those so-called PTC sites that promise several dollars per click, revshare, HYIP, ponzi schemes..........Trust me, this is coming from someone who has lost several thousands of $$$ back in the days. Is the PTC industry completely dead and hopeless ? Probably not. So long as there are scams to advertise and rubbish online, there will always be some sites remaining ....... The #1 selling niche is Money Making Opportunities, of course it would be #2, after Porn, but since you won't see porn on PTC sites, the next biggest earner is money making seekers......unfortunately......and all those make $10,000 a month "not selling" rubbish ads. So for those still in the PTC industry, good luck. Scams and people who buy into scams will keep it alive.
People who WORK honestly, and TASK honestly and fill in surveys honestly will help keep the GPT industry alive and well. Unfortunately, Surveys is mainly tier 1. But tasks is mostly international. I hope eventually CS will find different opportunities as well which will benefit members who do not have access to offers or many tasks.
CF has become a cesspool of bad tasks and unscrupulous task authors who flag members many times for no valid reason. So I hope one day that there will be other opportunities.
Sorry to those who relied on PTC element and nothing more, I've been in that position before. I wish you luck and hope you find a good opportunity to earn. Don't lose hope. When I stopped joining HYIPs I thought all hope was lost too.
Just requires WORK and EFFORTS and dedication. Cheers
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Biggest disappointment is the removal of upgrade and 8-level affliliate program, that is where the true earnings are available!![/quote]