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Trying PPD with cleanfiles... I just don't get it !

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by MacFly, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. MacFly

    MacFly Newbie

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    Hi :)

    I'm very new with PPD and I just gave it a try yesterday. I registered with cleanfiles which seems to be a very nice service. I uploaded one or two files.

    Then I tried to download one of the files I uploaded, in order to see what kind of surveys my visitors would have to complete. And I just don't understand how users can fill theses surveys. I tried several ones, and I was forced to give up (so no file downloaded) because this was reallly REALLY annoying. Here is a little summary of my tests:

    First try:
    Not really a survey, but I had to put my phone number in order to download a crappy game, costing around $4 a week. WTF !? Do users have to pay something to download files ?

    Second try:
    A survey to fill. 20 questions to answer ? Okay, no problem. At the end of the survey, thinking I was going to be able to download my file, I had a second survey to fill... with a zillion questions. And at the end of that survey, another one, with again 40 questions, and so on. WTF !?

    I tried several options (in french, which is my country, and in USA), but each time I gave up filling those stupid surveys. If I myself can't finish those surveys just testing, I wonder how my visitors would fill 10 surveys in order to download a file...

    As a matter of fact, I knew that PPD involved filling surveys, but I didn't know that it could be ten surveys with each 30 or 40 questions to answer, or that the users would have to pay something to get access to the file.

    I think I'm missing something or don't really understand how PPD work. Does anyone have tried these surveys ? I know some people are making $$$ with PPD, but I find it hard to believe that you can do it with users paying or filling several surveys at a time.

    Can someone explain me how people would fill those surveys without ending to throw away their computer ?
     
  2. Bill.liew

    Bill.liew Newbie

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    Yes, I have been trying the same and its just mad. I ran through some of those survey myself to see what the user experience will do. After trying for 4 times and answering about 6-8 questions each, I was notified that I do not fit the profile and I have to start again. I just gave up really. And like OP, I am using cleanfiles too and am looking for alternatives.
     
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  3. Xp3r7

    Xp3r7 Regular Member

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    Well, the best alternative here is to cut the middle man and start using your own content locker with offers that you choose.
     
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  4. tresm

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    I'm going to quote a previous response that I had in this thread "CPA, PPD and Content locker networks Profitable?" because it's pretty much exactly the same question.

    tl;dr - not all surveys are like that. Make sure to optimize and fine-tune and give people enough incentive to actually do long surveys if those are the only ones available.
     
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  5. jhakasseo

    jhakasseo Senior Member

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    I wish some expert can give relevant answer or any method so that newbie like me and OP can survive with it.
     
  6. MacFly

    MacFly Newbie

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    Well I think the above answers are relevant enough. I think I have to find other ways that fit better to me.