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Concerns About A Site Similar To Pinterest But Where You Can Actually Earn Money

So, there's this site that is similar to Pinterest but one of the major differences is that you can actually use ads and affiliate links on this site so you can earn some money. Have you heard about this site?

I just found out about it recently. Like I just said, it looks pretty similar to Pinterest in that you can share articles, pics, etc. It's like having your own personal webpage and it's all for free.

According to the site, you can create as many boards as you want. There are no limits. Plus, you can even make money by using Chitika ads and Aмаzоп affiliate links on your pages. You can also personalize the look of your boards, making it look like the way you want it to. Okay, what is this site? It's called Netboard.me .

Sounds pretty cool, right? True. It does sound good. But, could it be that it's too good to be true? What's the catch? Well, I honestly don't know. I've thought about joining or creating an account on Netboard.me but I haven't done so yet. Why not? Is something wrong with this site?

Well, I don't really know. And that's the point. I was trying to find more info about this site but couldn't really find much of anything. I can see some example public boards and they all look pretty nice and all that but *shrug*. Plus, I have to wonder how much traffic this site is getting because, even if you can monetize the pages that you create on Netboard.me, if you're not going to be getting much traffic anyway, then, well, you're not gonna be earning much, if any, at all.

And I also have to wonder about Netboard.me's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

You know what's really funny? I hate terms and policies that are way too long and full of so much legal jargon. It's such a drag to have to read through these things. It's like these sites want to bore you to death or something. LOL. emoticon :smile: So, is that the issue with Netboard.me then? Their long and boring TOS? Nope. They actually have a pretty short terms of service and privacy policy page. In fact, it's so short that those two have been combined in a single page. And that's what's funny. I hate long TOS but I can't help but feel kind of (okay, maybe more than just kind of emoticon :smile: ) suspicious when I see sites with very short terms and policies. It's because all sites usually have very long legal documents for you to read. Of course, some (very few, really) actually try to make it easier for you to read through this stuff like providing annotations, etc.

I may hate the long TOS and privacy policy pages but it can be a good indication if a site is legit or not, right? The terms and policies need to mention things like what the site is going to do to your data and info, how they'll make sure that your data will be kept safe and secure, it should also include stuff about disclaimers and liabilities and warranties, it should tell you where your data is being processed, the governing laws and jurisdiction that the site is following, etc, etc.

Well, Netboard.me's TOS page is severely lacking though precisely because it's so short. For instance, where is this site located anyway? If you compare this to the Pinterest TOS, for example, you'll see right away that the Pinterest terms is governed by the laws of California, United States of America (USA). If you look at other TOS, you'll find information like that too. For example, the Tumblr TOS mentions following the laws of New York, USA. Netboard.me doesn't mention anything though. So, it comes across as really quite suspicious.

What do you think? Do you know anything about this site? Are you planning to join it? If you're already a part of this site, what can you say about it? How is it working out for you?


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Feisty56 wrote on February 27, 2015, 10:13 AM

You're mention here is the first I've heard of this Pinterest-like site. I'll be interested to see what others have to say and whether anyone is already on-board with the site.

LeaPea2417 wrote on February 27, 2015, 11:12 AM

I have not heard of this site before. I may check it out and try to learn more about it.

nbaquero wrote on February 27, 2015, 1:10 PM

Freyayuki I never heard of this site, but I would not join right away. It seems that is has been around for about a year or so.

thisnthat wrote on February 27, 2015, 2:59 PM

Interesting idea for a site. I think I'll give it a look. Thanks for mentioning it. If I join, I'll come back and let you know.

BrenndaMarie wrote on February 27, 2015, 5:47 PM

Many if you give it sometime you will be able to find more information about it. I have never heard of it before. It sounds like it is a fairly new site.

GemstonePink wrote on February 27, 2015, 7:20 PM

I usually read all the online reviews I can find regarding a site. If I cannot find reviews then I wait until one pops up.

FreyaYuki wrote on February 28, 2015, 1:03 PM

I've also only just recently heard about it. It seems to be new and it seems that there are only a few members as well. Am also interested in finding out more info about this site before joining especially considering their incomplete TOS.

FreyaYuki wrote on February 28, 2015, 1:09 PM

Keep us informed of your findings if you do decide to check it out. emoticon :smile: It seems that this site is pretty new or, at least, it's not getting all that much traffic considering not many know about it.

FreyaYuki wrote on February 28, 2015, 1:11 PM

Yes, I am also reluctant about joining the site considering the points I mentioned above in the post. It would be nice to find out more info about it. Besides, it does kind of sound too good to be true, right? You can make as many boards as you like and you can add ads and affiliate links on those boards and it's all for free so, what's the catch, right?

FreyaYuki wrote on February 28, 2015, 1:12 PM

You're welcome emoticon :smile: . Keep us informed about what happens if you do decide to join the site and what other info you may find about it.

FreyaYuki wrote on February 28, 2015, 1:18 PM

Yeah, it does seem to be new. I've already searched around but couldn't really find much about this site. Am also concerned about their TOS, which appears to be too short and doesn't include all the necessary info and details that legit sites have. Plus, the services being offered by the site seems too good to be true - you can create as many boards as you want and you can add ads and affiliate links to these board and it's all for free.

FreyaYuki wrote on February 28, 2015, 1:19 PM

Yes. Same here. I prefer to read reviews and all the other info I can find about a site before deciding to join it.

FreyaYuki wrote on February 28, 2015, 1:22 PM

So you have not joined this site either? I've also decided not to join for now as I want more info before doing so. It is good to be cautious especially with all the news we've been hearing lately about sites not paying, problems and issues with sites, etc.

nbaquero wrote on February 28, 2015, 7:05 PM

FreyaYuki exactly, what is the catch? Have you seen/read any site reviews?

scheng1 wrote on March 1, 2015, 1:37 AM

I rather not touch any new site until it has been established.

arthurchappell wrote on March 2, 2015, 12:19 PM

worth monitoring the site for a while to see how it goes and forums fill with either praise or anger to them

FreyaYuki wrote on March 3, 2015, 10:32 AM

Very few and none of them address or mention the concerns I talked about here. Still looking for more info about this. It looks like not many know about the existence of this site. Have you checked it out yet?

FreyaYuki wrote on March 3, 2015, 10:39 AM

Yeah. I'm not planning to join the site yet either. I'm also planning to wait and see and try to find out more info about it, see what others have to say, check out reviews (if there are any) and see if the reviews are positive or negative.

FreyaYuki wrote on March 3, 2015, 10:52 AM

Yeah. I prefer to read everything I can about a site before joining - reviews, TOS, FAQ, rules, etc. Everything has to be legit so you won't end up getting ripped off or something.

FreyaYuki wrote on March 3, 2015, 10:52 AM

Yup. Am also planning to do that. Won't be joining the site yet until there is more info about it.

nbaquero wrote on March 5, 2015, 11:59 AM

Freyayuki I did look at their site, but wasn't really impressed.