I can't agree with you more this industry is on the bubble.
Task and surveys nowadays are just so hard to obtain, which is much less attractive to new comers.
Even though I've only joined for 2 yrs, I can still observe that.
Cortrect - As far as tasks, there are still very few daily recurrent tasks, there is that 2 and 3 cent recurrent task, if you can somehow catch them and do them all you can make about $0.12 ~ $0.50 or more daily, that's still better than the few cents on PTC without referrals. On RARE occasions you can get good tasks but very rare, you see for about 2 months I have not gotten a good task and just today I made almost $5 on tasks, but STILL my overall monthly balance is half of what it normally should be, so downward trend.
And people now only like gamble their money on bitcoin or whatever trash, I feel sorry about that too..
Those abundant HYIP and ponzi schemes online, now this is the new trend - After the demise of Payza, EGOPAY and LibertyReserve, Bitcoin basically was the saviour of HYIP, nearly all HYIPs now accept bitcoin and a lot of online non regulated casinos, so the underground and illicit market is keeping Bitcoin alive, whatever is left of it, Bitcoin is the haven for scammers online, basically once you part with your bitcoin it's done deal, you can't dispute. Bitcoin and PerfectMOney are keeping the scams online alive and stronger than ever. The PTC and GPT sites are suffering and declining whilst the fraud industry is alive and well, go figure.
I mean here you can actually accumulate your effort, isn't that much more guaranteed?
Anyway thanks for sharing your true view.
For the affiliate, guess I may as well forget it...
That's up to you, you do not have to give up on it, you just need to have realistic goals and expectations - Honesty is the best policy when getting quality referrals - If you mislead them like some promoters do, and give the impression that you will earn big money doing nothing or set unrealistic goals, people will quickly be disappointed when they join you. IF you are honest and explain the program well, you will likely get less referrals, but more quality referrals that will hang on a bit longer, though people are not patient - new people join and will quickly be demotivated when they go through surveys, and likely give up.
For tasks, new members start at badge level 0 where there are virtually no tasks and where leveling up is extremely difficult due to the massive amount of broken and unfair tasks that never get fixed - You will unlikely get NEW active referrals that will sustain you several dollars daily - you will likely need hundreds of not THOUSANDS of ACTIVE referrals. You are better off saving your money and focusing on other online earning opportunities or work here.
With the PTC gone from here it is more difficult to get referrals - Higher tier countries benefit mostly from tasks here, BUT they have to go through a painful process of leveling up to badge 3. Tier 1 countries main benefit here are surveys, BUT in TIer 1 countries you won't find much commitment from people to work al those hours for few pennies or few dollars daily, BUT still tier 1 is your best bet to get referrals, those looking for a supplement income, as survey offers are more abundant for Tier 1.
Try to get affiliates for those PONZI scam garbage online guaranteed you will get loads of them - people do not want to join GPT where they can earn for FREE - people want QUICK money even if it means risking their live savings and losing money they STILL persist in wasting their bloody time online with such fraud!