Well, I am all for making free money, so when I saw the banner on dooyoo for winwin, a site who would tailor adverts to my requirements and pay me not only for my personal information but for viewing adverts, I thought wow this is easy money, get paid just for reading a few adverts. I wasn’t worried; after all they are appearing prominently on my dooyoo account page so they have obviously been checked out. So off I went, signed up and got a winwin account. Took a little while as I found the site unreliable, but I assumed it was due to the number of people signing up for this too good to be true site. There were loads of questions on the following subjects Arts (Books, TV, Music, Films, Magazines) Business (Job Details, Insurance, Credit Cards) Computers (Hardware, Software, Internet, Interests, Operating System) Demographic (Age, Kids, Job, Ethnicity, Gender, Marital Status, Education) Games (Console Games, PC Games, Gambling Etc.) Health (Personal Care, Health Issues, Fitness) Household (Family, Property, Telecommunications, Appliances) News (News Preferences, Newspapers) Recreation (Travel, Smoking, Cars, Food, Outdoors) Shopping (Auto, General, Household, Food, Computers) Sports (Participation, Spectator Sports) It must have taken me well over an hour to answer all of the questions, and I thought some of the questions were asking for too much information, but naïve old me just thought they were trying to make sure they didn’t bother me with adverts that would not interest me. Anyway, having completed all of the questions, I sat back and waited for the money to roll in. That was about 2 months ago now and surprise surprise my account balance is still standing at £0.00. I have not seen one single advert from winwin during this whole time. Just to make it all better, I have had a lovely e-mail from winwin thanking me for my participation, but they hav
e changed their minds. They have decided to change business direction and work directly with websites selling their services. They are not interested in members anymore, but not to worry they will delete all of the data that I have given them and promise not to use it or pass it on to anyone else. I went to their website to do a bit or research for this opinion and I notice they are still advertising this service and people can still sign up even though they are disposing of it at the end of the year, If they are not going to use the information surely they would not be signing up any more users. If you see a banner advertising this site, I strongly advise you to surf on by, unless you want to spend an hour telling someone your life history for free. You make much more out of writing opinions and it is more fun. Just stay on dooyoo.
WinWin looked like a great idea when I first saw it on a banner. It was at the bottom of the Beenz home page. I had trouble getting it to load properly and let me fill in my details but I persevered, thinking that it would be worth it. It said that you could select ads for things that might interest you and you would get paid for clicking on them. There were lots of options to choose from so I selected as many as I could, thinking that I would get more ads sent to me that way. This was a couple of months ago. I've haven't had a single ad from them. They have information about me though. I wonder what they've done with it. Don't waste your time signing up for this until it is running properly (if it ever does). You will just be providing market research info to them for nothing if you do!
Hum... I was invited by dooyoo to visit and rate this site, and as a good dooyoo boy went for it! I did register as I thought it was a good idea to get emails that would be of interest to you (plus you were getting paid for it!) It must have been one or two months ago, and no emails have appeared yet...it looks like many e-business companies launch websites and concepts even before they are actually ready! Remember if.com, it was supposed to launch last summer and it is not opened yet, now wonder people do not trust online buying! Hope they will start the service before the end of the year though, otheriwse they are doomed!
I joined WinWin from their banner advertising on www.beenz.com. The idea sounds pretty good - ads will appear that are tailored to your interests but you will be paid for each one you see, and you will be paid extra for clicking on them. The trouble is that there does not seem to be any ads out there to view and earn. Plus there thousands of little things that you can fill out to help tailor those ads to your needs. If they can get this up and running then it could be worth a go, but until that is happening you may as well steer clear. Watch this space. ***WinWin have stopped signing people up*** They have decided concentrate on other business and 'promise' to remover everyone's details from their database.
I got the email from DooYoo saying how wonderful Winwin was, and that we should all sign...so I did. The premise is - provide Winwin with your personal information, and see targetted banner adverts, which you get paid for clicking on. Sounds good, I thought, and so I registered. The questions are easy to answer, about your lifestyle, what you like, don't like, what TV you watch, what papers you read, and so on. It didn't take too much time to answer all the questions. That was about 2 weeks ago though, and I STILL haven't seen any of the 'Winwin' adverts. There is no list of websites which use their advert system. Now I'm feeling a little cynical, that maybe it was just an excercise to obtain my personal information without ever providing any payback. I'll wait and see a little longer before cancelling my subscription, but so far I'm not impressed.