Manage PTCs with Buxenger

I found a website to manage many PTC websties at a time: Buxenger.

It’s nice, but you have to install a browser extension/plugin (so: for security it’s better to use it on a rarely used browser). All your PTCs are nicely shown, with totals automatically updated (on supported sites).At sign up I was told that I could get two weeks of premiumΒ if I signed up to other two sites.

So I signed up to ScarletClicksΒ andΒ GPTPlanet. On those two PTC there are many ads, but pay very little, like a tenth of a penny. I’ll try those for a few weeks, but in my opinion it’s impossible to make money with this (unless I pay for premium).

I’m going to try ClixTen

A couple of days after I signed up to NeoBux, I receive an anonymous message via the contact form: “if you like PTCs, try ClixTen“.

I do not really like PTCs: they pay a pittance and the bulk of the gain is made through affiliates – so I should spam my affiliate link anywhere and convince as many people as possible to sign up for me – I hate this too much.

The thing I like about NeoBux is that, by paying a monthly subscription, you can “rent affiliates”, making the game a bit ‘more fun. I still have not reached the required 60 cents to start, so do not know if it still works or not: I have to see.

However, ClixTen works like this: $0.0025 per click, you can rent an affiliate for $0.15 a month and get $0.002 for each of their clicks, while a click of a direct affiliate makes almost nothing, $ 0.0005.

I liked the idea, and then I joined. Summary of the first day:

There are many ads to see, but almost all pay almost zero, $0.0001! So there are only 4 ads that pay the $0.0025 promised, others are just a waste of time. Without too much work you can do $0.01 a day – it takes 15 days click to pay the rent of an affiliate. Problem: Minimum purchase is 10 affiliates. If you are a cheapskate like me and do not want to pay real money upfront, you need 150 days of clicks ………..

However, with the usual beginner’s luck, I won 0.2 cents on the first try!

For now I’ll try to use it for a month, to see how it goes.

Do you know neobux?

This morning I turn on the phone and I get a message from an old school friend:
Do you know Neobux? I heard about it for several years, it is a site where a few thousandths of a dollar is paid to watch advertising. Not worth it, I always gave up.

But, he says, there are different strategies, and after a year of non-existent profits, we will begin to make substantial gains. Is it true?

Having some free time, I decided to give it a try. I quickly create a dedicated mail to NeoBux (Other times my data was sold to spammers), I used his referral link, and I am registered!
The site is a little confusing. On the top, in a purple, orange and gray squares you see the number of advertisements to be viewed:

After about ten minutes I watched all the 23 ads, gaining 2 cents!

When you finish the ads, if you still have free time, you can look to AdPrize ads, which are “coupons” that you get after seeing regular ads. They expire after 120 minutes, clicks aren’t paid, but you can win some prizes. With beginner’s luck I immediately won 25 cents !!! πŸ€‘πŸ€‘

End of day 1: I gained 28 cents! (Without the prize: 3 cents)

For now it’s nothing, I’m curious to get to 60 cents, to “rent 3 referrals” for 30 days and see what happens 😁

Studying supply and demand with Steam trading cards

Playing on Steam (platform where you can buy PC games), you get “trading cards”, which can be exchanged with friends, sell on the market, or forge a complete set in a “medal”.

Everything is technically useless, have a medal or a complete set does not unlock new game levels, is purely aesthetic. That said, there are thousands of players who buy cards on the market to forge medals and thousands are also selling them and then use the profits as a credit on the purchase of other games.

So this market is quite similar to stock trading, we see that there are thousands of sell and buy orders: supply and demand for each card they decide its value.

Every year, during sales, each player gets up to three free cards every day. Those are “temporary” cards, which will automatically disappear at the end of promotion. The high supply (everyone get them free) and low demand (everyone will want to get rid of before the end of the promotion) means that the price collapses a few days after the start. Not right away, because in the beginning there are many who buy them to have a complete set (high demand) and yet not everyone have had them for free (lowest bid)

You can see how the price falls from 12 cents to 6 cents (minus a 2 cents commission)

But this year there’s an interesting twist: from January 2 is no longer possible to earn cards, but you can still swap and combine them until February 2nd; I am curious to see what will happen.

In fact, every time someone forges a medal, 9 cards are destroyed. There are 5 levels of medals, so collectors could destroy up to 45 cards each!

There will be more demand while supply will be zero.

We will see in the coming weeks how this “alternative” market will work πŸ˜‚

What do you think will happen?

Make 130% in a day

I was browsing when I got an advertising popup. It boasted crazy profits, look:LOLup to 130% in a day!!!!! Wow!!!

1000 => 2300 => 5290 => 12167 => 27984 => 64363 => 148035 => 340482 => 783109 => 1801152

Millionaire in 9 days!!!!! Wow! 😲

Obviously is a scam, what do you think about? πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

 

Should I trust a seller?

About that problem I got on AliExpress, the seller sent me an email saying “no problem, I can fully refund you, as long as you change a little detail in your dispute.”

That little detail is to change the reason of the dispute: I have to say that I want a full refund because I don’t like the color of my item.

Obviously, with such a reason, I’m going to lose the dispute.

If I change the reason, I won’t get any refund from AliExpress, everything would be left in the hands of the seller and his good willing: until now he was saying “if you zoomed on the third image you could see the cable wasn’t USB”, now he says “if you give up on the dispute, I’ll fully refund you.

Should I trust him?

A little little voice inside of me says “yes, he’s a good guy, trust him”….

Update: I didn’t trust him and then Aliexpress gave me a full refund

Got scammed on Aliexpress

I just got scammed for the first time on Aliexpress.

I ordered an adaptor which the description said “USB”, instead when I opened the box, it was a proprietary plug.

You can imagine my frustration, not for the monetary loss ($ 2.68), but for my wasted time, I waited more than 75 days to get it from China (Italian customs are sloooooooooow).

Now, for a matter of principle I’ll dispute the order with Alipay, let’s see if I can get a full refund, as the adaptor I received it’s totally useless.

I wrote this:

The product details say “Sensor Receiver with USB Cable”. When I received the goods, instead, the cable is not USB.

The item description did not state that the product is not actually with USB cable.

I bought this item especially for the USB cable, as it’s stated in title, without it’s totally useless

Since this is not my error, I expect a full refund. I can ship goods back as long as shipping fees aren’t paid by me, as sending this back would exceed the item value

Let’s see the result…