Advantages Knowledge, development, friendship and earnings
Disadvantages Small minded people.
Last year I wrote a series of opinions on my encounters with Ciao; it's been 7 months since I wrote what I said would be a series of perspectives of the site from my view point. Now 9 months (almost) on from my original opinion I thought it a pertinent time to write a piece on my views of Ciao and what it can give the user.
I first heard of Ciao a few years back, but in honesty I never paid it much attention; you see I was under the impression it was another "Amazon" style website. It was not until last October that in a conversation with someone that frequently uses the internet that I was told about the Ciao surveys. This person told me that they carry out several surveys a month to the tune of about £10 all tolled. I considered this quite a good investment of time for the return so eagerly went home to sign up.I signed up to Ciao on the basis of the surveys alone, probably like lots of people. But having signed up I looked around the site and noticed lots of films that are of interest to me had no information about them at all. So I rattled off six or seven quick overviews of the movies. Then with little further thought went to bed. I had no understanding that you earned money for writing these things.
The following day I woke to about 30p in my account, I did not get it; neither did I understand how things worked and like a typical man was too lazy to go off and read the help tag. How I learned about Ciao was through the users.My first "reviews" were pretty poor standard, bare in mind I had completely not got what Ciao is about; stupid I know but I really did not have a clue. I figured out how to read the comments left on my "reviews" they were messages from other users telling me how the system works, alongside that there were messaged in my Guest Book (more on this later). Finally 24 hours after initially landing on Ciao the first proper time, I had actually finally got what Ciao was all about.
The Purpose Of CiaoCiao is here to help the consumer; it's not an extension of myspace for you to do as you wish, its here to help and aid the buying community. Several companies sponsor (for want of a better word) Ciao to list products they sell and gain referrals through sales. So for example say I was looking for a DVD player, I might find Ciao; read a review then click one of the links on the Ciao site to cross over to another. So for each click through, Ciao will earn money. I also presume they simply make money by selling space to advertise and promote sellers goods.
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