- Sign up for a separate email account to avoid spam.
- Use a different email address for each group of offers you complete.
- Keep track of the offers you’ve done.
- Use Roboform to auto-fill offers.
- Check the BBB rating of a paid offer before you complete it.
Sign up for a separate email account to avoid spam.
When you are signing up for offers, almost every offer requires you put in your email address. Most likely, they are asking this for two reasons. First, so they can contact you about the product/service you just requested. Second, so they can sell your email address to other third parties. For this reason, I find it very useful to sign up for free email services such as Hotmail or Yahoo. I recommend you sign up for four or five email accounts.
Use a different email address for each group of offers you complete.
Offers on GPT sites are split into different groups or families. One set of freebies may be grouped as “Brand Survey Panel” and another may be “Big Buck Surveys”. There are many different groups, and it is very important that you do not use the same email multiple times for one group. For example, if you are doing “Brand Survey Panel: Win a free car!” and you use the email address firstname.lastname@example.org, then you must use a different one if you complete another Brand Survey Panel survey, such as “Brand Survey Panel: Get a free computer”. If you use the same email address, then the offer will most likely not approve. You CAN use the email address you used for Brand Survey Panel on Big Buck Surveys since it is a different group, or family.
If you do the math, this means you can do a lot of offers just from five different email addresses!
Keep track of the offers you’ve done!
It is very important that you keep track of the offers you’ve done. Why? Not only will it prevent you from committing GPT fraud (even accidents are bad for the industry), but you will also prevent yourself from being removed from any GPT sites for completing the same offer on multiple sites. Advertising networks know people make mistakes, so one or two accidental multiple completions won’t hurt, but any more will raise a red flag with advertisers.
Use Roboform to auto-fill offers.
Check the BBB rating of a paid offer before you complete it.
There many paid offers available on GPT sites, but which ones aren’t going to try to scam you for more money then you have to? Most of the time, any paid offer listed on a GPT site is safe, but you can never be too careful, right? The Better Business Bureau (BBB) was founded in 1912 with the main service of providing consumers with ratings for businesses, any customer complaints, and how the complaints were resolved. So, before you complete an offer, go ahead and search it on the BBB site.