More often than not, new trends that are hailed as the next-best-thing almost always FAIL! At the very least, fail to live up to their expectations, but typically they go bust within a few years, if not months. During which time, that trend will be milked dry as all cash cows are (making somebody, who is not you, RICH!) before succumbing to it's inevitable fate.
I've been around the block a few times in my decade(s) of adulthood and I've seen many promising upstarts go out of business, leaving many people in a state of shock as they watch their investment(s) go down the drain.
For example, do you remember Yuwie? If you have to Google it, then you've made my point.
Yuwie was a popular social networking "experiment" that
More recently, in 2011, I got involved with several other websites that seemed legit. One you may remember from the post entitled "Alternative Ways to Earn Free Varium for EpicDuel" as RylcoLikes. Yeah, not many people read that post after it was archived, even though it was linked and highlighted at the bottom of my most popular tutorial. Well, RylcoLikes was nothing to praise unconditionally, but it did have it's perks. Members would earn money ($0.01 - Really?) each time they Liked a Facebook page that was being advertised by
As an internet marketer, I've utilized many online tools to increase my revenue. Not too long ago, I invested a lot of money with a service called AdBrite. If you're not aware, AdBrite was an ad exchange service similar to Google's Adsense. As an advertiser, I'd spend X amount of money to have my ads run on various websites. Conversely, as a publisher, I'd have AdBrite ads placed on my website - earning revenue. And as you might suspect, it was revenue that I never received! Why? Because AdBrite went out of business and all my earnings were lost! And I'm not the only one, many other people lost their earnings as well.
There are numerous other examples that I can give, but you get the gist of what I'm saying, right? If you don't, let me summarize it.
- Use/Request all earnings for any service you participate in or you may lose it.
- If you're not getting anything out of it, you're wasting time, energy, and money.
So take it from me, spend your money wisely. Don't fall for the scams nor the hype. Most importantly, don't waste your time with something while others get rich off of you.
It's possible that someday, you may wake up and my Blog, YouTube channel, Twitter account, Facebook page, Faction website, and EpicDuel character, no longer exists. Even so, at least you received a lot of helpful information (tips, tutorials, etc.), hopefully made great friends, and had a blast!