Ya know I don’t think I’ve slept this much in ten years. In fact, I can promise you; I haven’t slept this much in Ten Years.
This round of the flu has kicked my butt pretty hard. Although I’ve been 101 temperature free for the last week, getting back to normal has been a process. Basically, I’ve just wanted to sleep a lot. Which is weird for me since I usually function pretty well on just four to five hours of shut eye a day.
I’m getting back to normal and starting to feel more like my usual self.
There’s quite a few things I wanted to talk about this week so let’s do a quick Update!!
ClixSense – Jim ( owner of CS ) stopped by this blog last week to say Hi and correct some misinformation that I was sharing. Apparently I was mistaken about “paid emails” possibly being part of the NEW and Improved ClixSense. I swear I read this in more than one of Jim’s updates and I never would have announced it if I hadn’t believed it to be true. Anyways, I have removed that paragraph from this post.
Since I had Jim’s attention I also asked about possible advertising increases. He replied with; Hi Phil, the ad rates will go up but not as much as the “Other” ptc sites. We will still be cheaper. The increase is to cover the cost of the click commissions. We will also offer 3 different ad types. There will be a 15, 30 and 50 second ad types. Each ad will pay a different amount and also each will have different downline click commissions.
I for one am super excited about the new and revamped ClixSense. Although I’m not all that thrilled about my ad budget taking a hit, I’m sure the increase in referral commissions will more than make up for it.
Schnaap Klicks – After a slow start back in December and less than thrilling ad results. Things have picked up for me and my referrals did indeed wake up a bit in the new year. Still not as much as I’d hoped but Schnaap has become another weekly payday for me. So far every payout request has been paid within a couple hours, and yes I have seen quite a few five cent and three cent ads.
GetBuxToday – The biggest PTC launch this year was of course not exempt from a few problems. With over 30,000 new members in two weeks, this is not surprising. I was surprised however when Brian implemented “Instant” cash outs so early in the game. Payments were taking off line several times a day and a lot of us couldn’t cash out for a couple days. I honestly wasn’t worried and just waited my turn to be paid. Unlike many others in the GBT Forum who whined non stop.
Anyways, Payments are now set at Manual again and Brian is processing these within 24 hours. A very smart move in my opinion and in the first two weeks ( has it been two weeks already? ) I’ve been paid $164.00.
Update March 12th: My Total Paid is now at $316.50!! Not Bad for the first Month.
Paid The Fastest – Has really become one of my favorite little Incentivized ( GPT ) sites. The minimum cash out is $1 every twenty four hours and daily clicks have been back for awhile now. Currently there are four two cent daily clicks, but I’ve seen point clicks thrown in from time to time. Bottom line…THIS IS FREE MONEY!!
PTF also added Black Jack about a month ago. I’ve played quite a few hands and I have to keep reminding myself that I sorta suck at black jack. Still I like to hop in and play a hand or two. Some days I walk away with a few more points, some days a few less ; ).
…..and that’s all that matters to me this morning. I hope everyone is in good health and gearing up for warmer weather. I for one have been ready for summer since, um, well… since Summer. Bring it On!!
Phil ( philsfault ) Ames
Oh… Kurt has started a little social project called SmallBizSurfer this week.
just a bit of a social stomping ground for regular folks – no gurus, ads, or overblown ebook hype to dodge – we’ll have our blog network rocking full-speed soon, might just find us a crowd
Although I don’t do a ton of social networking ( except email and comment replies ), I’ll pop in once in awhile.