GetPaid.social is being promoted as a platform that pays you for doing simple online task; specifically simple task on Facebook like sharing a Facebook post or liking a page etc. It is also being promoted as a free to join platform but I do have my doubts about it.
Founder: Jeff Long
Product: Incentivised Social Sharing Platform
Price: Free or $27 per month, $97 per month per year or $197 one time fee.
Reward Credits: Starting from $25 (excluding transaction fees and one time admin fees)
How Get Paid Social Works?
Ok I was at the getpaid.social site and it says join now “Join now with your Facebook Account” and there is this connect to facebook tab icon that I guess I am suppose to click.
After giving Facebook permission to give the get paid social my email details, I was brought to a weird code page which inform me my account is created (they should fix that, I can imagine it freaking people out).
Then there is the sales page that prompts me to join the paid membership. I decided to say no first despite the warning of higher pricing if I decided to upgrade later.
Clicking on the “No Thanks!” and you will reach your member’s dashboard. Here you can see the social request put up by other Get Paid Social members. The request are mostly Facebook stuff you typically do like sharing, commenting or liking a post or page and you get paid a small amount (5 cent to 10 cent range) for completing the request.
Note: You have to set up your Facebook developer app in order for Get Paid Social to track your request completion and credit you for your effort.
Cheap Facebook Traffic?
Off course somebody is paying you to do this. Marketers who like their offers to get more organic reach can do so in Get Paid Social platform by buying reward credits starting at $25(plus a transaction fee). You can then set up the rewards to be completed by how many members.
Say I would like 100 shares on my post by Get Paid Social members. I put up a total reward of $25 for this task. Each time my post is shared by the members, they earn $0.25. The task ends when the reward is used up, in this case when the target of 100 shares is reached.
However, the quality of the traffic you can expect from Get Paid Social is highly debatable. Personally I have my doubts because If I really want to earn money from liking and sharing stuff on Facebook using this platform, I would probably create another new Facebook account just to do this. The quality of organic share or likes from such an account would probably not be that fantastic. Off course not everyone thinks like me.
Is it Really Free?
Yes, you can definitely join as a free member and still make some small earnings with it. For my ten minutes in as a free member, I have earn a modest $0.37. So don’t expect to make big money on this platform but don’t brush it off entirely.
Do note that the option to cash out your earnings is only available every friday. As a free member, you can cashout your earnings to a visa pre-paid gift card or Amazon gift card. I have yet to test this but I will provide an update on this once I get to try it out.
There is also a PayPal payment option which is only available for premium membership
Is it Worth Paying for the Premium Membership
I tried upgrading my account to premium but there seems to be some problem and I am still a free member. I am still trying to contact the support to rectify this issue thus I cannot comment on the benefits of premium membership. Nor do I recommend you upgrade since there seems to be payment processing issues with the platform.
I must say the platform seems glitchy at times and hopefully teething issues will be resolved soon. I will update this review hopefully with more good news. Jeff Long has created pretty good Facebook related marketing system in the past but it is still early for me to say if Get Paid Social is good.
Update 23 December 2015: Finally, I was able to contact the support stuff to rectify my payment processing issue. I definitely recommend you try things out as a free member first. Yes, I have paid to use a premium membership now and I still don’t really see the advantages of upgrading.