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Are incentive sites worth it?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by makingfastcash22, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. makingfastcash22

    makingfastcash22 Senior Member

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    I have access to a script, but am not sure if it is worth it to start this.

    Seems like you would have to make some nice cash from CPA to be able to send people free stuff. OR are you guys sending free stuff ?:)

    I am trying to get at least a little cpa money, and I was wondering if this would be a pain in the A$$ OR not?

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  2. Remington

    Remington Regular Member

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    I'd like to know, too...I've thought a few times that running a legit incentive site *could* be easy. A few cheap wholesale items is all it'd take to yank in a lead and still have loads of profit.

    So where's the flaw? It seems toooo easy. Is there a huge reversal/cancellation rate from incent signups or something?
     
  3. makingfastcash22

    makingfastcash22 Senior Member

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    there is the potential of cheaters hacking there way in to make it look like they have completed everything.

    But I am sure if you were really shipping out free ipods, there would be a way to verify that they actually did all that was asked, and i think it would be best to get paid from the CPA company first.
     
  4. darklegion

    darklegion Regular Member

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    I have been running an incentive site for over a year, and a legitimate one too.

    It is more work than you think, depending on the script. If you have to manually update and credit each user with the offer they completed...Don't even bother because you will get sick and tired of spending an hour or more a day just crediting users.

    Yeah you will see fraud but depending on your script you can eliminate the user the second they commit fraud.

    Whether it is worth it or not depends on your script, I personally use a custom script that my friend and I programmed ourselves.

    We have seen people try to hack us and failed because we are way smarter than they are and have all the information about them that we need to just contact authorities to have them arrested but we are nice guys.

    Edit: Most of the money you make comes from users who sign up, complete and offer or two and never come back.
     
  5. TheInternetHustler

    TheInternetHustler Regular Member

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    I sure you could make bank as long as your CPA network didn't scrub, that would fuck things up
     
  6. blackhatjamie

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    I know incentive sites use to be hot, but too many people getting into it and to many not giving out the gifts.

    Let's say you made one legit, then you made your profits and sent out the gift, that person who receives the gift is going to tell their friends, then so on. Get it going viral and you will make good money off it, but YOU HAVE to give out the gifts like promised in order for it to be successful.
     
  7. TheInternetHustler

    TheInternetHustler Regular Member

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    "Seems like you would have to make some nice cash from CPA to be able to send people free stuff.:
    Not really, the gifts should only take up a small amount of revenue though. A lot of sites make you get like 10+ people to sign up and complete an offer before they send you anything. Considering the fact that 95% of the people never reach the required number of referrals, you will make way more than the price of the stuff you send out..
     
  8. ddub1218

    ddub1218 Newbie

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    I started up my own incentive site, and have had NO luck what-so-ever.
     
  9. solarfl4re

    solarfl4re Registered Member

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    There's a lot of referral trading sites out there 95% is probably too high. I would also expect fraud to be very high, and overall I don't think incentive sites are worth bothering with.
     
  10. teenmoney

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    How much is it making you for all the work you put in?
     
  11. yao1994

    yao1994 Regular Member

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    yes i would like to know to

    dont have to tell us specifically how much just if its worth it or not? thanks:D
     
  12. hawke

    hawke Power Member

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    The time to get into incentive based sites, was 3 summers ago.

    It's saturated now, everyone and their grandma is starting one, then with the IOncentive crash of '07, Lots of the better networks stopped accepting incentive based models into their networks.

    There's a ton of work involved, its not a set and forget kind of site.

    You NEED capital to pay your users that complete the requirements, as it will take you time to get paid from your Network/s.

    There is a HUGE amount of fraud involved with Incentive sites, in particular on the Vietnamese front. 90% of my Incentive fraud was from Vietnamese IP's, so you have to be on a constant vigil to protect against this, otherwise your AM will scrub your leads and YOU from their network.

    So unless your wanting to get into it as a short term, scammer, I would find a different model for making money online.

    and just so you know these "Free and Nulled" scripts that can be found are full of security holes that can be exploited, SO I would definitely recommend Buying the newest FSRevolution, or Having one coded for you....

    Oh and stay away from the main Forums, those people know how to game the system, you won't make money on people that "Complete" your site, you want fresh people that CAN"T market and will complete an offer or two and give up, or forget about it.

    You would make more money setting one up, getting a 100 or so members, and then hawking it on sitepoint...

    Just some advice from a former owner.....

    Hope that helps.
     
  13. blackhat50

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    incentive sites are probably the easiest and most profitable whitehat method that I've known, and i've been in the internet marketing arena since 2004.

    don't let others fool you. its long term whitehat income. simple

    and don't give me this bullshit that its "hard work" and cry about it, tell me a method that is whitehat and isn't hard work to get this much profit.

    i disagree firmly with hawke about FSRcrap, and agree 100% with darklegion about custom scripts ,

    and ddub1218
    "I started up my own incentive site, and have had NO luck what-so-ever. "

    and you make money online right? or still learning that part? how could you not do well with a incentive gpt site? its not like theres only 1 incentive site that is out there and making money...

    ::eyes roll::

    i should probably restate a lil bit, for the new ones that are on bhw

    if a GPT site is your FIRST,SECOND,THIRD "online" idea and have no clue about how to drive traffic and market well then GPT will clearly not be a good idea, but if you been in the game, and you know how to drive traffic to pretty much anything, then it might be a good idea to consider a gpt site


    and about the "money" issue, do blackhat projects, raise blackhat funds, use blackhat funds to supply whitehat projects.

    ^and i'm sure the people that have been in the scene for awhile knows this and does this from time to time, if you just read that and were like hmm, thats a good idea, then this "Gpt" concept may be to early for you
     
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  14. housemusic

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    agree with this guy
     
  15. blackhat50

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    i reread what i wrote, and thought that it might of offended some, so to make it up to blackhatworld,

    i'm willing to team up with fellow bhw members on a joint venture of 'start to finish' of a new "get paid to" site,

    link to bhw thread

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ntive-based-site-start-finish.html#post861588

    this should not be considered as "thread-hi jacking". The OP was questioning the value of a GPT and its worth, if anything this is a invite to anyone that was interested in the idea of a GPT site and/or that was considering starting one.
     
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  16. hawke

    hawke Power Member

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    Exactly what I said,
     
  17. yamahafzr

    yamahafzr Regular Member Premium Member

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    the offers that allow incent scrub like a bitch
     
  18. Zaviar

    Zaviar Newbie

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    If you're looking to get into the incentive marketing industry, I would think out of the box. Don't buy FSR. It's a crappy script that utilizes a broken model. I own a large incentive website and make good money from it, but if I were to try to break into it now I would not follow the same model.

    The incentive industry has taken a sharp downturn, but there are new ideas that are reviving it. Look into virtual currently incentivizing like people use for Facebook. People complete offers to get virtual currency. You can incentivize virtual items that cost you nothing to give them. For old examples, look at online games such as Outwar. You completed offers for points that could be used to upgrade your game account.

    Hint: Would someone feel more comfortable paying $40 for your eBook or singing up for a trial of Netflix? One cost them $40, the other cost them $9 and gives them a great service. They get your eBook either way. And either way, you get paid $40. Think about the possibilities...
     
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  19. Griller

    Griller BANNED BANNED

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    I don't think FSR is as bad as everyone is making it out to be, however, avoid the RAFS script at all costs, that thing is a clusterfuck and a half.
     
  20. hawke

    hawke Power Member

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    Here's another "Hint"

    Trialpay ;)

    If I were to get back into it, that's the way I'd go.
     
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