Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My Varolo review and subsequent email from them

well I thought I would give it a go and was able to get 3 villagers , looked like it would be easy to get points and maybe earn that walmart gift card but Heck NO !!

Last week I watched 345 videos and made exactly 8 cents , I'm getting one point per video and I would have to watch 20 thousand videos at this rate to earn a 10.00 GC.

I have no idea how people are making any money on this unless they have 100s of friends who are such great friends that they will spend time watching these videos . I don't know about you but my friends are not that stupid LOL , some of these videos are over a minute long ... seems like Varlol is making big bucks off the sponsors and we are doing all the work .

I'm now 8 cents richer but cant cash out until I reach 20.00 so if you figure Ill make about 8 cents a week , how many weeks or years would it take for me to get to 20.00 . it hurts my brain to figure that out LOL . I'm not sure if I'm going to waste anymore time on it , I say this because maybe they will change it and make it easier for us to actually make money  I wrote to them and said wow 8 cents for 345 videos and 2347 points are you guys nuts .

 Customer service at Varolo as just emaild me back and explained some things I thought would ne helpful for anyone doing Varolo to read their responceto me . I am posting a copy of that email By Permission from Varol so you can see what they are planning for the future , for your information

Thank you for your feedback. We understand your frustration, and you aren't alone. We have found that the most successful people in Varolo are those that not only recruit, but educate and train new villagers on the opportunity. This includes how to recruit others and ensuring they are watching their ads. We don't know if you are doing this or not, but if not, it may help. It is difficult when it is a free service and pennies are being spread out. We are making a system change in the next couple of weeks that we hope will help address this. Right now, it is only those that catch the Varolo vision, that build a village, but those that don't get the concept or are easily frustrated with growing a village (because they don't know how) get frustrated quickly. We live in a society of instant gratification and if things don't come easily, many people walk away.

 We are also going to be changing the experience users have when they first join Varolo. It will hopefully engage them more and help them understand how to make Varolo work and therefore (if you are their sponsor or if they are in your village) you will get the benefit from them.

 We are also getting ready to release (still a couple of weeks away) a new process that will make it much easier to invite people and sponsor people into your village. At the same time, it helps increase earnings and your chance at Jackpots.

 We are also going to be making some changes to the Facebook app to help people use it to grow their villages faster and easier.

 Again, we have found that the best thing you can do is educate new users on the concept and get them excited about the potential and also educate them on how to grow a village. The change we are making will help engage them earlier on in the process and hopefully get them hooked on it early. We have been releasing a series of training guides (blog posts) that show users step by step how to grow a village. blog.varolo.com In the end, many still won't do it because they want it to be easy. We have never said it would be easy. We only say it will be worth it when more and more people who are motivated are involved in Varolo. If you haven’t already, we would encourage you to read The Varolo Vision: http://blog.varolo.com/featured/the-varolo-vision/

 So good changes are coming that should really address this and we will continue to refine the process over time. Thanks for your support.

The Varolo Team


  1. Sounds like a whole lot of work for not much reward!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  3. I had never heard of them before. That's crazy! Have you joined Swag Bucks ? It is SUPER EASY to earn gift cards with them! I saved up all the Amazon gift cards I earned and bought an Amazon Kindle! You just do your internet searches through SwagBucks. That's it! Btw, thank you for following Random Deals. I'm now following you too! Have a great day!

  4. Wow. It doesn't seem Varolo thought the process through. Recruiting even a few people is difficult for most and it seems you will need hundreds of referrals to make money with Varolo. If you wish to actually get PAID to watch video ads check out EasyMoneyTeam.net. There are a couple of sites that actually pay you a decent amount to view the ads without recruiting anyone.