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Can I ask beta testers for a small amount if I advertise for beta testers at BHW?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ningning, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. ningning

    ningning Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hi everybody.

    I am about to launch a new software but before I do so I want to do some proper testing. For that I will need a bunch of beta testers. Since I need to test my entire setup including my payment solution, I would like to ask beta testers to pay $5 for a subscription. The first week is completely free, so if a user don't want to pay he can simply cancel the subscription within the first week and he wont be charged anything.

    My question is if I need sales thread to do this? Or will it be OK to advertise for beta tester in the main forum?

    Remember that if a user cancels his subscription within the first week, he won't be charged anything.

    The software is very mature and testers will get a very useful tool for a very low price.

    I will ask the beta testers to fill out a questionnaire and to give me feedback.
     
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    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    d4l1t0s Power Member

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    Wow , so rare to see the boss commenting on a thread !!
     
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  4. ningning

    ningning Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks.

    I see that I can not ask for any payment.

    It is really not to start earning that I would like to ask for a payment but to test the payment/download flow.

    Could it be an idea to allow a payment of $1 from beta testers with a money back option? This will give service and software providers an option test the payment flow without any risk for the user.
     
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    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    If you are charging your not really testing. It's more pre-selling. One of the many benefits of BHW is the many members will give you an honest review and you get more of them without charging.

    Right now we don't accept "testers" who ask for payment.
     
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    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    Hey Thanks d4l1t0s (nice nic) I'm around but mainly keeping the forum running and out of trouble ;)

    Help out where I can but the mods do such a great job I leave it to them.

     
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  7. ningning

    ningning Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    OK. No problem.

    I perfectly understand the toughs behind this politic.

    I will make it available free of charge directly from the forum. However, in order for the software to work the user needs an email and a password. Can I ask users to PM me there email, so I can create a valid test subscription for them? Otherwise it will be hard to make it work at all.

    Sorry for all the questions but I want to do it right.
     
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  8. conceptman

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    can i get the site link ?
    or a thead in BST if you have one yet thx
     
  9. conceptman

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    please PM me the link when you start a free thread