Paying Social Sites are an opportunity for change
Social sites that reward members are now common place within social media. The message is clear that users should be rewarded for the content that they produce. The problem is that these new forward-looking, forward-thinking social sites get abused.
Paying social sites are seen as a way to make money. Unfortunately, they don’t produce the monetary reward that members expect, disappointment sets in and they leave. But this is just plain crazy users get upset at the rewards given then they run back to Facebook to continue to be rewarded absolutely nothing.
As I have mentioned before [tweetthis hidden_urls=”@dexterroona%20@the8app%20#socialmedia%20#facebook%20#WeRiseTogether” display_mode=”button_link”]Facebook is nothing more than a bad habit[/tweetthis] Facebook is nothing more than a bad habit for a lot of members. For me, Facebook is nothing more than a share site. I create my content and I then share it to Facebook for the minimal views I then receive. There really is very little value there.
Paying social sites offer a way to break the dominance of sites like Facebook. But they have a+n uphill struggle to fulfill the expectations that members have. Members tend to look for ways to boost rewards rather than to use the sites correctly, often attempting to game the system and cheat.
Paying Social Sites are seen as the Golden Goose
There is a famous fable that tells of a Goose that lays Golden Eggs
A cottager and his wife had a Goose that laid a golden egg every day. They supposed that the Goose must contain a great lump of gold in its inside, and in order to get the gold they killed the Goose.
Having done so, they found to their surprise that the Goose differed in no respect from their other Geese. The foolish pair, thus hoping to become rich all at once, deprived themselves of the gain of which they were assured day by day.
Cheating and gaming the system is nothing more than killing the Golden Goose.
Paying social sites like The8App are a big chance to change the face of social media. They are a chance to build a huge following as they grow. When a new site starts to take off all the new arrivals are looking for the early adopters, the influencers to follow. This is why we see members on Instagram with massive followings. They rode the wave as the site grew, right time right place. Try and build a big following on Instagram now and you are really going to struggle.
Social media is crying out for change. There has to be a better way than adopting Facebook as your home. But for change to happen we must tame the expectation that we will become rich. It is not about becoming rich it is about creating a fairer social media landscape. Rewards at the start of any paying social startup will always be minimal that is not to say they will not grow as the site grows. Faith, patience, and effort are required. We have not joined a get rich quick scheme. And we should not look for ways to cheat and game the system and ultimately kill the Golden Goose.