PPD - Paid per download. I'm a big fan of the idea behind PPD. What I don't like are the surveys and how only few people are dumb enough to do these. So I was wondering if it wouldn't be more beneficial for both, customer and offerer, to cut out the surveys and replace that with something different, maybe even raw payment. Pros: - More people will download your stuff, in other words you gain customers and therefor income - You're able to set the download price - People won't download shitty add/maleware, which leads to more satisfaction (if the files are legit), which leads to positive feedback, which leads to more customers - Survey revenue will get bigger for all those who stick with traditional PPD Of course the raw cash method already exists. You could just go to ebay and sell your stuff etc. but there's a few problems with that. 1. You aren't anonym. Ebay, Paypal or whatever, they all show your personal information. 2. Chargebacks if they pay with Paypal, which they most likely will do since it's the easiest and most common way to pay. (Good luck defending your right on selling whatever you provided in the download, especially when it's aviable for free and work from someone else). 3. Wherever you provide the download link, people could share that link and get stuff for free DIRECTLY. Pasword protection or link deletion don't solve the problem, and afaik there's no "download once" website, which would lead into the problem when the customer aborts the download and wants to access the file again, he simply can't. P2P system might be a solution, but surely it's quite risky. 4. Blog method won't work (CPA Content lock), read second last sentence on point 3. What I imagine is just a PPD site where you can host your files and get about 90% profit from the download revenue. People that would like to download your files simply could just pay (the best thing ever would be Credit Card payment) and get directed to the on the PDD site hosted download, whereas in the meantime you recieve the money. Maybe add an Account Creation option so people can save their payment info and report files etc. I know this idea is far away from a flawless, but I'm just posting here to hear you guys opinion about it and to discuss. Do you think surveys are better than cold cash for download system? Is there something that might replace the shady surveys?