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Suggestion For A Better System To Earn

A while ago, I was on a new website with a great fresh way to earn. It is just like any other writing to earn websites.

You post your content, and you earn money for views. Simple as that!

However, here is a twisted way to earn more, which is a genius system in my opinion! When I leave a comment, and like someone’s post, I WORK FOR MYSELF, meaning I earn those points or whatever the website called it.

Since we don’t have that many active users here on PersonaPaper, everyone is suffered from the low exchange rate, and not many views, likes or comments. Everyone is discouraged!

More importantly, we all run into people who don’t necessarily reciprocate for one reason or another. It happens! Thus, the time we spend on other users’ posts, they earned, and not us.

If this system is to install, the active users will stay active, remain on the site longer; thus cut down the bounce rate, resulting in Google and Alexa ranking increase.

This is just a suggestion putting forth to the ADMINS ( elitecodex , MaeLou ) and I hope you will at least think about it.

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MaeLou wrote on June 22, 2014, 8:58 PM

This may be something we might consider in the future, but we'd like to honor Ashley's view for the site and keep the like, view and comment system the same for now.

That said, we are also not looking to become a "reciprocal" site either. We genuinely want our members to feel like they can like what they want to like and do not have to like what they do not like. Sort of like facebook, you don't go and like others status just to get them to like yours. Same concept, the only difference is that you get paid for what people actually like and want to comment on.

momathome wrote on June 22, 2014, 10:02 PM

While I understand where you are coming from, the thing that concerns me is that it would encourage more "spam type" comments on our posts if people were paid for their own comments and that is not something we want to encourage. For me, if I comment on someone's post its because I have something to add, a view to share, etc. I don't do it for "reciprocation". I do appreciate it when people comment on my posts but I don't pay attention to how what I'm doing is "paid back" -- I'd rather they honestly liked or commented than to just comment because I did on theirs, anyway. So I actually prefer the system the way it is.

momathome wrote on June 22, 2014, 10:04 PM

MaeLou We just crossed paths and I basically said the same thing. I think changing the earnings system would also end up causing a completely new influx of spam comments if people were paid for the comments they were making as well. It's up to the three of you of course, but I do hope it stays the way it is currently.

allen0187 wrote on June 22, 2014, 11:22 PM

Icybc , that was the system in MyLot. I type, I earn. You type, you earn. I was there for awhile and I didn't see any spam comments. Everyone who commented on a post had something relevant to say. Perhaps this is something that the admins of PP can look into. Us earning from what we type is good.

IcyBC wrote on June 23, 2014, 2:08 AM

allen0187 , I guess people will read into differently, and have different opinion! My main point is this: you work, you earn! As for spam comments, if it is not tolerated then there is nothing to worry about. Glad you see the point :)

IcyBC wrote on June 23, 2014, 2:16 AM

I think you are reading into it differently than what I have in mind, MaeLou ! The basic idea is that the person who put in more time working is the person who should be earning. As for becoming a "reciprocal" site, we don't say it out loud, but we all do it, if views are what count toward your earnings.

But I understand completely about honoring Ashley's wishes!

IcyBC wrote on June 23, 2014, 3:36 AM

Thanks &deepa ...
I thought so!

AdrienneJenkins wrote on June 23, 2014, 7:29 AM

To me, it's an innovative concept to be paid for comments that my content generates. I think it takes a lot to get out of the one for me, one for you concept. It ultimately takes the magic and fun out of writing and commenting and becomes a slog quite frankly.

I think it's better to try to write content that provokes thoughtful commentary and active participation so that in itself generates unique content in the comments itself. That's what Google loves. Google often looks at ALL the content on the page including comments.

When people write comments specific to the content at hand, it helps with SEO and that ultimately helps your content get found in search engines. That's a better and more efficient way to earn than hoping for reciprocal comments.

I think when people comment and like naturally. Like because they truly like and article. Connect because they want to receive notifications about people's articles and comment when you have something genuine to say then all goes well.

IcyBC wrote on June 23, 2014, 8:18 AM

I look for posts that stir some curiosity to read and comment, not just any post. All your points are well received &AdrienneJenkinds , but we live in a real world and perfect things like these are not always happened!

luciaanna wrote on June 23, 2014, 10:40 AM

Yes, dear &deepa . I agree with you. It was really great!

SimeyC wrote on June 23, 2014, 8:53 PM

The problem with paid comments is the spam comments! Also the problem I find in sites like Persona Paper and Bubblews is that no one really likes provocative posts - the posts that are the most popular (aside from yours) really do not provoke conversation - I hope that I can truly find a site where true debate earns money! If I had the time I'd create a site that was a paid debate site!!!

KimRemesch wrote on June 24, 2014, 5:39 PM

Hi Icy, I know the suggestion is directed at the admin here, but I read it over and over, and I can't find the actual suggestion. Sorry, but I'm just not understanding. I know you said that "something" should be done so people don't bounce. And you spoke about writers reciprocating with reading others' work---but I saw no suggestion. What specifically are you proposing? ~~Kim Remesch

IcyBC wrote on June 26, 2014, 8:29 AM

It seemed like you are not the only one that don't understand my post, &KimRemesch; others take the tiny piece of the post and turn it into an ordeal and insisted on it..Although through the comments, I saw 2-3 that understood. Good luck to you on PP :)

LoudMan wrote on June 27, 2014, 11:04 AM

I must agree, fwiw. If we're paid/rewarded for the comments we make then you can bet the Invasion would fill the comment sections to the point of the site. The servers would catch fire. The office would burn to the ground. Kittens would die.

Think about the kittens. Please.

xerenader wrote on July 11, 2014, 2:15 AM

I see, since this website is new, there aren't large viewers who can like your posts.

LoudMan wrote on July 17, 2014, 9:34 AM

Well, it turns out, the kittens are just fine. It's times like this when I'm glad to have been wrong.

rustedmemory wrote on October 21, 2014, 10:05 AM

Very good suggestions. Keep your community active and try bring others into your community from the outside world!

debolinac wrote on October 26, 2014, 6:43 AM

I also think this is a very good idea which should be implemented fast to make this site a better place :)

haze wrote on November 8, 2014, 3:31 PM

I like the idea of freedom that this site seems to offer. The freedom to write what you like (within reason), like comment and connect with whom you like.

devil.angel wrote on November 11, 2014, 1:02 AM

I guess I like this system. A reciprocal system later becomes a trash where people like and comment spams just for the heck of it

AliCanary wrote on November 12, 2014, 12:27 PM

Wow, you are still getting a lot of views on this piece. If you come back, you may be pleased to see that we do actually get paid for comments on other people's work. It's been like that for quite a while, now.

IcyBC wrote on November 30, 2014, 10:24 AM

Thank you, Ali, you are so nice to write this comment! I see those that were bashing the idea are now benefited from this suggestion..

IcyBC wrote on November 30, 2014, 10:28 AM

It is a dream world if you don't in the back of your mind hoping for reciprocating. We are all here to try to earn some pennies, if you don't see earnings, will you keep visiting the people that don't visit you? I don't think so, not in a million year!

IcyBC wrote on November 30, 2014, 10:31 AM

Glad you approved! It just take a deep thinking process, and the ability to analyze how it will work out for them to see.

IcyBC wrote on November 30, 2014, 10:33 AM

It has already implemented shortly after this post. You are now getting a 1/8 or so of a penny for your own comment.

scheng1 wrote on December 2, 2014, 3:24 AM

I think many people still like Bubblews, and prefer to work there.

IcyBC wrote on December 3, 2014, 6:58 AM

Well, I can see why they like it at Bubblews. At least each comment still earned a penny there, depending on the country that the user is from. Earning is still better over there.

scheng1 wrote on December 7, 2014, 8:30 AM

The most important thing is that the rate must be high enough, and page views good enough to stay.

Porcospino wrote on December 15, 2014, 6:31 AM

I am a new member and I read this post a long time after it was written. It is interesting to see that your suggestion has been implemented now. I think that it is a good idea to get paid for the comments that we write on other members' posts.

Wordsmith wrote on December 24, 2014, 1:17 AM

I just need any way to make income as a writer. That is the bottom line for me. On this site I intend to stir up a lot more controversy with my unique opinions. Every site like this needs people who are willing to stand up and speak truthfully.

autumntale wrote on December 27, 2014, 2:37 AM

That sounds nice but probably I'll work my butt off here for awhile because I get disorganized when I open too many sites.

teamshepherd wrote on January 1, 2015, 10:48 AM

I am not sure how the payments work here at the moment, but being paid for each like, view, and comment is not good for the website from the business perspective and they wouldn't be able to pay you. This is not how ad revenue works, they would have to pull money out of their bum for this to work long term. This is exactly why other sites failed, they paid for more than they were getting paid.

suzzy3 wrote on January 2, 2015, 12:04 PM

Most sites are like that the thing is it is not a tit for tat it is if you like something someone writes. Not if they like you.

BodieMor wrote on January 4, 2015, 10:56 PM

Great suggestion way back last June. And looks like it was implemented. Kudos to you!

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 27, 2015, 12:54 AM

Many months have passed since this post and the exchange rate is still the same. It is is struggle to make it to the cash out goal of 20 dollars.