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Question about Amazon MTurk and Cashcrate

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by Squarix, May 8, 2010.

  1. Squarix

    Squarix Newbie

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    Okay, so I've been playing around with Mturk lately to do all sorts of wonderful things, and I was wondering (forgive me if this is a stupid question, I'm new here, been ghosting around the site for a while) if the MTurk hits could be used to get people to sign up under your cashcrate affiliate link. It seems like a pretty good deal to me - pay .01 cents to some poor sucker to sign up, get 1 dollar per referral after 50 people signed up under you. I'm pretty sure it would get you banned though. If so, how long do you think it would work before getting banned? Also, does Amazon check IP addresses for these things, to make it more difficult to sign up for another requester account? Any feedback would be appreciated.
     
  2. C.S.A.

    C.S.A. Junior Member

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    MTurkers definitely won't sign up under your affiliate link. A lot of people have tried that scam, and they're mostly wise to it. Stupid crap like that won't fly there. Amazon is pretty hands off (it's hard to get banned) but the workers definitely will catch on, flag you, and avoid doing your jobs.
     
  3. Squarix

    Squarix Newbie

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    Thanks for replying, C.S.A. :) I guess it's back to the drawing board then.
     
  4. scorpion king

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    Hmm "pay .01 cents to some poor sucker to sign up" you should have said that in a better way.
    The method you said will work good. Many people are out there to grab this type of offer. Your number of signups get increased if you offer more $$$ bcz., there are plenty of offers out there for $0.01 and people always search most rewarded work.And Amazon wont Ban you until you cheat them. I saw some cheat programs for mturk in net its used to cheat people by not paying money for there work, if you use those programs you will get baned for life.Until you pay them good no one will flag you.You have more options than mturk try treasuretrooper.com , CashLagoon.com, PrizeLive.com, Points4Rewards.com, Deal Barbie.com etc., what ever you do in these sites they wont ban you..lol If they still no worries use proxy and VCC :D
    All the very best.
     
  5. C.S.A.

    C.S.A. Junior Member

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    scorpion king:

    The other sites you linked are probably a better bet for that kind of thing. I can definitely tell you that even when paid reasonably well, turkers won't do that kind of signup in enough quantity to make it worth your time. If you pay really well (half or 3/4 the affiliate fee) then they assume you're scamming them. If you don't pay much at all, they won't bother. And they're VERY wary of new requesters because so many people are scammers who don't pay.

    There's honestly a whole lot of available work on mturk that just doesn't get done at all because nobody wants to deal with this kind of crap. It's just not worth spamming that system. (but, on the other hand, if you have legitimate work, like me, it's a godsend! :) )