I have serious doubts IF the majority of the members here can make yearly tasks and offers that will pay yearly at least $243 and only in days when it's possible to get the checklist bonus. My personal opinion is that this is not doable for the average Joe
Please do not put words in my mouth I did not say the majority. I was giving a general example. One just does not go and buy a premium, there is a process first, and one should decide based on results they get. Obviously if a person joins and is in a good demographics and profile target they will get surveys and tasks, the extra effort comes from checking regularly for tasks and surveys and accepting bumps along the road, for those, when earning consistently would greatly benefit from a premium. Now I was talking under the worst case scenario a person could click their own ads + grid and maybe get a few tasks or do anything to recover BACK the $17. But the POINT is one should not upgrade unless necessary. If a person has no intention of promoting and earning from referrals then it's all up to the checklist bonus and nobody can predict in advance how much surveys / tasks you will get so it can be a gamble, however, a member's counrty can help determine things. If you are from US / Canada / UK there are daily casino tasks, all it requires is efforts to locate the times they appear which can be done, it would be highly improbable that a person from a tier 1 country would not get a single task or survey or enough to cover their $17 in one year. If you are in other countries, some will get fewer surveys some none, but there again if you are doing amazing numbers in tasks consistently, that might be an option to think about.
This is why there is no definitive answer, one cannot tell others "yes upgrade" or "no don't" this is a decision that has to be made by each individual based on many factors since not all members are in the same situation. Remember that this is a PTC/GPT hybrid now, and GPT offers can be extremely volatile and are targeted.
You have the whole year to recover this which should be doable even under worst cases....
It's not doable necessarily.
I was addressing the original poster of this topic since I know his country supports tasks and surveys.
He was asking an opinion as it relates to HIS account, not other members!
Mind you, the casino tasks can actually pay you more money for the same work on at least 1 different contributor of CrowdFlower.
Are you referring to another bux site ? If it is the one I think you are referring to,
on that site your cashout minimum limits can reach up to $10 max, (starts at $2, increments $1 and ceiling is $10)
Here for a premium the minimum is $6. More so, over there they don't have a decent survey wall like ClixOffers, they use offer walls but much fewer surveys, and you have to wait 30 days. This topic is NOT about debating which site is better. The OP asked for an opinion.
Darkstar2 wrote: If I was in the situation where I did not earn anything from tasks or surveys or offers for a consistent amount of time, long term, I would probably decide not to renew, but I would base my decision on long term results and not just a bad period.
You are from a tier 1 country and this mean that your experience for a consistent amount of time can easily be the permanent experience for another member especially if he is not from a tier 1 country
Again, I know all of this, I was giving an example on how I would decide, if you read my posts over the years you would see this is the first thing I mention about surveys, they are biased towards specific countries, US being best followed by tier 1 countries. Some international countries can have access to surveys but very limited. Tasks are more international friendly but so volatile.
Statistically you may win nothing as well. And even if you win something you have to count how much time your spent for it to understand if your efforts brought you something good.
That is true, which is why I mentioned that the ClixGrid is just that tiny extra, FREE chance and should not be considered as a stable earner and people should not have expectations.
Darkstar2 wrote: Here is a TIP, do not put emphasis on the grid and do not EXPECT winnings, just play it as a FREE game, with no expectations.
A different tip would be this one: if you don't have realistic expectations that can satisfy you for something, do not try it
Well sure some people would factor time and efforts into what they are earning online and say it is not worth all the clicking for little earnings, the same can apply to tasks and surveys and anything. Which is why there are JOBS and one should not make it a career and rely strictly on online income such as these ones. It is a supplement to income, some people will earn decent, some not, some not at all. Everything requires efforts, something it pays off sometimes not. I do have offline sources of income but I've made thousands of $ over the years from surveys alone, out of my spare free time, everyone has free will, this extra income helped me upgrade my computer several times, quality upgrades. To me, online earning will never replace stable income from a job, that's just me.
I agree with PTC, people should read the FAQs and research carefully when joining, nobody can guarantee income.
Going back to the case of the OP, based on his counrty alone, there is potential for an upgrade, however based on his experience, not qualifying, being screened out, frequency of tasks/surveys, that's where he has to decide. If the situation is bad enough over such a long period of time, one can decide to gamble and take the chance things get better (nobody can predict) or just skip the upgrade. This is highly similar to people throwing their money on upgrading on bux site, nobody can tell them in advance if their "BOTS" or site with controlled scripted avgs, will recover their upgrades or if it will be worth it for the efforts.......as some do win some lose...They can rely on what they read on the forums and common sense. OR common sense, ponzi schemes, few win, many lose........This is a real PTC with REAL potential and real advertisers and here you don't have expensive upgrades and scripted referrals to worry about and luckily you can earn without an upgrade, in fact it is not even necessary. If you don't have referrals or intentions of getting any, it will come down to tasks/offers/checklist bonus, and only a small % of the user base would fall under the exceptional stats required to make it worthwhile.......so it all comes down to what I was saying country targeted but also profile targeted........Nobody can know in advance but only the member him/herself based on their experience.
Exactly because you never know when luck will strike, there is always a chance that it will never happen. You won 2 big prizes as you say and some smaller ones but you forgot to tell us how many times you tried.
Why don't you tell us what is the total number of your clicks in clixgrid and the total value of all the prizes you've got
lol well sure that is if one looks at the negative side of things. It's like the lottery, we know the odds are so slim that you probably would have better luck getting struck by lightning 3 times the same day ! But people still buy lottery tickets, spend their hard earned money, why ? Because you never know. The person who wins several hundreds of millions of $ in the lottery, they probably would have never found out had they said "nobody wins or it's very hard to win".
Clixgrid is a *FREE* trial, you can click on it or you can skip it. Sure you can click and never win anything,
But there IS possibility to win SOMETHING and it's free.
About my clicks:I remember doing the math and it came to about $0.001 per click lol.
I spent some time of not winning much so now I don't click all my chances. However, what's interesting is that
given I earn lots daily from surveys and some tasks, I HAVE to click at least 20 boxes in order to unlock
the checklist bonus, so it's a forced trial whether I like it or not
I remember the ratio going below 0.001 (somehow it feels odds have become lower since they added the $10,
but that might be coincidence).
Here are my current stats since you asked for them and share them freely as I don't "hide" them.
At the current time of writing: 18,646 clicks
total earned $14.95
2 biggest prizes won was $5 and $2.50. The $5 was won early on.
Calculator is going haywire, but as you can see < 0.001, so when one earns what I do daily, I kinda don't worry much about the grid, but I DO have to click on it.
As to the OP, if you decide not to renew, you will still earn, you can later upgrade at any time, there is no deadline or expiration fees or any of that. Again, you are given pros and cons, but since nobody can predict whether you will have enough tasks or offers in the year to come, it is hard to make a 100% accurate assessment.