Ciao.com’s disappointing change to its incentive system

After joining Ciao.com late last week, I already earned $6.26 for my reviews. They are giving $1.00 incentive for every 120-word full review of products that you make. Good thing I requested a pay-out for my $6.26 earnings because as of November, 6, 2008, they slashed down their incentive per review for a very disappointing $0.25 per review. I was shocked when my new earnings for this week of $4.00 became $2.95. Sigh… maybe it’s the effect of financial crisis in the US, or the surge of registered users, etc…. But this is sad news to those who are earning big in Ciao.com and for those who consider this as an alternative source for earning online. As for me, after one week, I might lose my interest in writing at Ciao.com.

Here’s their formal announcement from their site:


Changes to Our Incentive System
Dear Ciao Members,

Effective today our $1 per review bonus will change to a $0.25 per review bonus. Meanwhile, we will be introducing other incentive features – such as our Premium Fund program – to give you new ways to earn money on Ciao. These bonus programs, including the recently added Current Issue section, are part of our new incentive system, which is designed to reward high-quality reviews. We appreciate all the hard work you’ve put into your writing (and videos!), and our new incentive program will bring better pay to your best work.

There are lots of exciting new changes around the corner, and we’ll be sure to keep you up to date with all the ways to earn on Ciao as they come along. We’re sure you won’t be disappointed – especially when you look at your account balance.

Thank you for being a member of Ciao: We look forward to your new reviews!

If you’re still curious about Ciao and want to see and experience for yourself, click the banner below and join.

Comments

  1. but i think it’s still better than the ads on my blog. i barely even earn a single dollar from those ads lol. i wish they change it back to $1 though. im interested in joining 🙂

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  2. Glad I’ve withdrawn my $10 before they’ve changed it, let’s see if I’d get $10 next week.

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  3. aBIGwhale says:

    i started yesterday and tried posting 2 reviews which earned me like $0.58 hehe..

    its quite a let down that they slashed their bonus / incentive for each review, but hey its still extra income. though I don’t know how long I’ll be able to do this 🙂 well spare time’s still spare time..

    thanks for sharing Ciao badet 🙂 This is a good way to pass time, you earn at your own time, no pressure! ^_^

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  4. I am quite upset about this.

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  5. sweetytots says:

    me too, i joined this, im happy to withdaw $30. Sipag ko nung una, bute nlng. Im lazy to make new reviews na, because of the new ruling. Sayang..it could have been a very good alternative on earning online.

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