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DooYoo Catch 22?
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Member Name: welshmikey
dooyoo.co.uk in general
Date: 19/02/09, updated on 21/02/09 (204 review reads)
Advantages: Great community, good fun
Disadvantages: Its distracting me from my work
The dooyoo catch 22 hypothesis by welshmikey
I recently joined the dooyoo website and have learned a great deal about the community in just a few days by talking to people and watchign how the community works. As such I thought I would share my views for people who may wish to join this site.
Every member is on here both because we enjoy the site, reading and writing reviews, and because we want to make that little bit extra income for what ever reason. For me its to save for a house deposit, for this I set up a four year plan to obtain an additional £10,000 (not just from dooyoo), Of course this means hard work, and this is where the dooyoo catch 22 hypothesis comes in.
It revolves around the number of reviews submitted a day vs. number of ratings received per review:
I originally came on this site to earn ~10 pound a day, that meant 20 reviews a day to me as I didn't understand how the community worked. I thought ok, its going to be tough and require dedication but I have my goal set and I'm going to meet it. I was soon to realize:
This is the WRONG way to go about it on dooyoo,
The more reviews you churn out the less ratings you get so all you get is the 50p per review. Therefore an increase in review number = a decrease in review ratings which in turn means the less money you get per review and the less friends you make on here as people get annoyed with your constant churning of reviews.
So we have established that 20 reviews a day is both extremely hard work and gives lower returns per review.
So whats the best way to enjoy the community and benefit financially?
It seems counter intuitive but write LESS reviews. And make sure they are good, detailed reviews not something you churned out quickly and half heartedly. With less reviews i.e. 5 or less a day you start to build trust in the community, more trust means more ratings, more ratings means more money per review. Some of the most established members on here get several hundred ratings per review. each rating is = to 1.5pench. That means with 80 ratings per review (with time your number of ratings per review will build up) you are earning £1.70 for that review. Essentially you are writing less reviews (but very detailed reviews) and getting the same benefit with the added bonus of fitting into the community and making friends.
When I first started churning out reviews I felt very unwelcome here if I'm honest (no offense guys) but now that I spend more time to read and rate other peoples reviews and less time witting lots of reviews I am finding dooyoo a much more pleasant place to be and my ratings per reviews has gone up significantly.
Summary: Enjoy your DooYoo experience =)