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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Shareapic Temporarily Suspends Payments

I signed up with Shareapic in early July. My reactions to how it works have been mixed, and now they have temporarily put payments on hold. Not that I've earned enough money yet to get a payment...

The reason quoted for the payment suspension is: "Shareapic is temporarily ceasing the issuing of payments to members in order to pool money to fight a pending lawsuit. Members will still accrue their image view & referral earnings as usual, however payments will be put on hold until further notice." Despite their strong warnings about members posting copyrighted material, some people will do it, and someone is suing Shareapic for not catching the offender soon enough.

It may not affect me at all, assuming they can get this settled and resume payments. My account is not growing very fast, and there is a $20 minimum payout. Despite their example calculation that they pay $2.00 per 1000 views, there is a big disclaimer about the source of the traffic. They pay less for views from the Far East. And what they distribute is a percentage of what they take in, not an absolute value.

The reality is that I've had 1260 image views, and have earned 26 cents. The site is awkward. You can created unlimited galleries, but there is no way to organize them, or to organized pictures within the galleries. I've labeled pictures by leaving the first comment under them.

Their revenue comes from showing ads. So far, people who have viewed my pictures there say that the ads are not too annoying.

Also, they state "no adult content." This translates to no hard porn. The site is full of racy pictures that are definitely soft porn. Of course, no one needs to look at any of this to see my images, but with thousands of this kind of picture being uploaded to the site, you can make some assumptions about the general quality of the membership.

Nevertheless, assuming they can get the law suit settled, it is a way to earn money with picture views. They have been around for several years; in other words, they are not a new web start-up company. They claim over 250,000 members. This gives the site some credibility in my mind. I think I'll try to wait it out and see what happens.

web ad income Sept 4 (4 blogs, 2 web sites, writing):
Adsense $.06
Adgitize $.53
Project Wonderful $.04
Shareapic $.01

Total: $.64


John | Make Nothing Online said...

It's interesting to see your stats again. Just curious, how well did your Adsense go while you was hiking in August? Does Adgitize send you many visitors?

Sharkbytes said...

That's a good question, John. I'll blog about the answer tomorrow.