valerie wrote: Personally and for myself, I like it.
I like it because I can cash out twice a day if need be and I like it because the
cash outs are fast and easy. I also like it because the payments are received
The flip side is, if they would implement more ways to earn such as videos,
and fix the errors, everyone could make twice as much or more, including
the program as a whole.
Whilst these errors exists and lack of earning opportunities, the company
actually is losing lots of money every day.
You know I've been thinking and stuff - Liability and business. CS was owned by one owner Jim, who operated CS. Prodege acquired ClixSense, but it also operates multiple other sites. Let's imagine a scenario where for some reason Prodege were to go belly up and file for Chapter 13, this means ALL the multiple sites would be toast basically, all balances lost, and all their sites done deal. It's costlier for a company to operate multiple sites and incurs more risk in my opinion. Another scenario, restructuring, if company has difficulty with one or more sites they could consolidate and shut down one or more of these sites. Acquisitions may not necessarily be a sign a company is doing well financially, but it could mean an INVESTMENT (some might consider it a calculated gamble) in hopes of injecting new revenues for the company. It's not uncommon for companies to invest money at a loss in hopes of getting new money and eventually getting back afloat. So whilst I would like to think that ySense could last just as long as ClixSense did, realistically, it is a big question mark at this point, since Prodege is a privately held company, it does not have to release its financial results. The fact that Jim ran CS might be just a coincidence, after all he was the CTO of ClixSense at the time Steve Girsky owned the site, so it was the only loigcal thing to pass on the business to Jim, as he was familiar with the advanced technology at the time ........ It's funny how the chain of events happen, coincidences, it's like everything happens for a reason and is connected somehow. Prodege was eyeballing CS for a long time , and again the chain of events happened and CS stepped out of the PTC arena, if not for that, CS would have been unable to sell to Prodege. So all this is connected.
So now the question remains, and it is a legitimate question / concern. What is the financial health of the company ?
In 2020, once Appen completes its merger of F8, will Figure Eight remain its own entity and support external channel, or will it be fully absorbed into Appen. As some may know already, Appen does not support external channels - All the work is done through Appen's own portal, and to work on tasks there requires a lot of scrutiny, they require CVs, they are very strict. So assuming Figure Eight is no longer an entity, and therefore no more tasks on external channels, this means a HUGE tsunami int he GPT industry, which would lose tasks, which is the biggest money earner for international traffic, so this would very much negatively impact Prodege, which has acquired CS for its international market, which would rely strictly on surveys and offer walls which is a less than optimal way of earning for many international members, and without PTC, even worse, so we are living now in very uncertain times, I mean a non international GPT can survive with survey offers and other, without tasks....But an international GPT heavily relies on crowd tasks, where otherwise surveys or offers would not be available or work too well for some countries. So this is another hard reality we have to live with - this acquisition has been a gamble in my opinion, a BIG one for Prodege, and why a gamble, because of the uncertainty behind Appen's final merger in 2020. I've tried getting information from press inquiries, was ignored, I tried getting information from Collin the community manager, but he IGNORES all e-mails (some etiquette huh ?) and I tried getting information from sources inside F8, all are SILENT about this, even tried getting info from Appen directly, nope, no info.
I've earned over $14k, I'd say a good % of this is attributed to tasks. This month over $316, around 50% from tasks. though normally for other months for me it's mostly surveys, but the biggest losers here will be those who consistently earn well from tasks month to month, they would be the first ones to suffer a huge blow should tasks be gone from here.
SO to those who think the situation is good or best, we are not out of the woods yet, we have yet to see what happens with Appen / Figure Eight, once it is officially confirmed that things will remain the same, that will be a huge relief.
I even discussed this with Jim in the past, he did say that tasks are a huge earner for site and for GPT and that it would be definitely a huge loss, but he seemed to say that he would manage to survive - though realistically, in my opinion with most of its international traffic gone.
So of course this situation would not be ySense's fault and out of its control. I have decided not to answer the poll for now, though I would likely lean towards BAD for the PayPal scandal alone - then next day PayPal comes back and I get accused, nope not gonna happen, so I'm neutral for now and will wait to see if another Tsunami will wipe through GPT in the coming months