Remember back in the days when you use to actually meet people to talk face to face with them. For you younger folks, yes people did actually socialize without the need for websites or gadgets. Being that I'm anti-social I'm so happy those days are gone. LOL I enjoy being able to sit at my computer lurking in the shadows and occasionally jumping into a discussion or two on Facebook or Twitter. Yes I know it's creepy, but that's my pleasure. LOL
Don't sit there judging me! Some of you are too obsessed with social media & practically live there. In my opinion that can be a lot of wasted time unless you're running a business or can get paid for it. Well I think I found a way for you to get paid for babbling off about nothing on social media sites. LOL If you're interested, sit back and enjoy the following ChatAbout.com review.
What is ChatAbout.com?
In a nutshell it's a FREE social media site that pays you for commenting on various online discussions. You can literally get paid for the following:
- Leaving comments anywhere on the Topics section.
- Replying to a comment anywhere on the Topics section.
- Asking questions in the Q&A section.
- Answering another members question in the Q&A section.
- Replying to a news article in the News Section.
Best of all this is a free opportunity that can be started right now.
Watch the following video to see how it works.
How Much Money Can I Make With ChatAbout.com
Like so many of these extra make money opportunities they have their own currency which can easily be converted to gift cards such as Amazon or cold hard cash via PayPal.com. So don't let their point system ruffle your feathers. It's cash!
If you're wondering how much you earn for some of the commenting activity listed above, here's the point break out per activity. (Please note this may change by the time you're reading this review.)
2 pts – Leave a comment anywhere on Topics
2 pts – Reply to a comment anywhere on Topics
2 pts – Ask a question (Q&A section)
2 pts – Answer another members question (Q&A section)
2 pts – Reply to a news article (News Section)
So if you're wondering what the value of the points are, read the next section.
How Do I Get Paid & When?
It all depends on what you use your points to cash out. For the money which is what most of you care about, you need about 500 points for a $5 paypal cash payment or Amazon gift card. But you can redeem your points for other prizes that only require 300 points but those prizes aren't money.
How Can I Earn More Money Faster and Quicker?
Honestly if you just switch from being on Facebook or any other social network you frequent for a couple of days, you could earn the minimum 500 points within a couple of days especially if you're a yapper or babbler. But there are some activities that can earn you more money within a couple of hours. Check out the bonus content below to see what they are.
Bonus Area – There area on ChatAbout has thousands of points added daily that you can earn for various easy activities:
You can earn additional rewards for the following activities.
- Refer Friends – 20% of your friends points forever!
- Write a review – 5 points
- Write an article – 20 points
- Daily Poll – 5 points
With these activities you should be able to cash out a lot quicker and make more money.
What I Don't Like About ChatAbout.com?
Like any company there are going to be some complaints and cons and ChatAbout.com is no different.
1. Site seems slow.
The reason they are able to pay us for any commenting we do on the site is because it has numerous Google Adsense ads. When people click on the ads, ChatAbout.com gets paid and shares some of that income with us. That said, it seems that the number of ads slow down the site a bit. Or it could be a server issue. Either way, I notice a bit of a lag when commenting or browsing the site. It's not unbearable but it's noticeable to me.
2. The payment minimum could be lower.
One of the reasons I love Instagc.com is that I can easily cash out within 100 points or a $1. In my years of experience people need to see results relatively quickly with these opportunities so they stick around. At 500 points some may drop off like flies. But then again, you're literally getting paid to babble about anything. So getting to that should be pretty easy for most people when you consider how so many people are jibber jabbering on social networks like Facebook.
3. The site needs a facelift.
I think the site can be a little more intuitive. I was a bit confused at first in terms of what I needed to do. Certain menu items are buried in areas you don't expect. Ideally when you first login they show a quick one minute start up video to show you around the website. This would probably help more people dive in.
4. Don't expect to pay your rent with this.
This is definitely an extra money maker. I doubt folks can make hundreds or thousands of dollars with this site on their own. You'll probably need to get a lot of referrals so you can do that. That's pretty easy for me because I have this blog and Wealthy Affiliate trained me on how to create it and promote it. But for other people, getting referrals may be a problem. However I have discussed other ways of making money quicker in the bonus material early in the page so that could help you make more money. That said, I view this opportunity as one leg in a multiple streams of income approach which I'm a huge advocate for! Couple it with other opportunities and you can probably make some decent money.
5. You need a facebook account.
So this is probably a deal breaker for many of you. At the time of this interview you can only sign up using a facebook account. They won't just let you use an email address and a password you make up. I've been using it for a while now and nothing strange has happened in my facebook account. They haven't harassed my friends or posted crap on my wall. So it's been safe. But I know some folks are really into their privacy and don't want companies to see the inappropriate selfies or other crazy stuff you say and do on FB. LOL Just kidding. But I understand that you don't want a company having access to your personal stuff. Furthermore, not everyone is on FB. I don't like being forced into that option either way. But again I haven't experienced anything detrimental by doing it. I can always revoke access to this company if they do something I don't like. So that's my two cents.
So Should You Sign Up For ChatAbout.com?
Update: It seems like ChatAbout.com has changed for the worst since writing this review. There have been numerous comments from users lately that have alleged that after receiving your first payment ChatAbout.com basically closes your account and wipes out any of your activities. Some people don't even get paid. So given these reports, I would highly recommend you avoid this company.
Because they have gone to the dark side, I would recommend the following alternatives.
- PostLoop.com (They have lots of great blogs and forums that pay you for socializing.)
- Fusioncash.com (They have a forum that pays you for participating)
Yes I think it's totally worth it if you spend a lot of time online socializing on social media websites, blogs, forums, etc. This is a perfect opportunity for getting paid for what you already do. Furthermore I think this opportunity is better than some others I've covered (Mylot.com, Postloop.com) in the past, because it's easier to understand and to make money with. Although it's a relatively new website, the response online has been pretty positive. Folks are reporting that they are getting paid. So that's always a positive. With that all said, I definitely think you should Sign Up for this free extra money making opportunity. Combine it with some of my other recommendations and it can easily add up.
Now with that said, you should know that the ChatAbout.com business model is based on affiliate marketing which is what I use to make money with this blog. All they're doing is giving you a very small cut of the bigger pie they get from that business. But if you have the proper training you can create your own online website that makes you money from a similar model but you're cutting the middle man out and making way more! So if that does interest you, be sure you check out the my top recommendation by clicking here. You don't own ChatAbout.com and they can decide to close or kick you off at any time. But you can own and run your own website where you have control. So keep that in mind. It all depends on how ambitious you are and how much money you want to make and the control you want.
In any event, so what do you guys think? Are you ready to dump your other social media websites part time to make money with this company?
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Eddy with a Y!
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