Opportunity vs Frustration – It’s how you look at it

Last week was rough. Several of the programs that I use were hit with bad ads that brought earnings to a near halt. However, instead of becoming frustrated with the situation I looked at it as an opportunity to find new options.

Freaking Beauty and the Beast

Perk was hit with a nasty ad for Beauty and the Beast. I came home at one point and all 12 of my perk phones were stuck on that one ad. In the process of resetting the farm I started to laugh. Literally, by the time I had reset the 12 phones half of them were stuck on that ad again.

Beauty and the Beast Ad

The Beauty and the Beast ad also found it’s way into the passive Swagbucks apps. I also think I say it on Checkpoints once.

Rewardable TV – Being Awesome Again

One thing I noticed was that the two phones I just bought that were running Rewardable hadn’t been hit by the Beauty and the Beast ad. So, I looked up the ToS for RewardableTV and saw that I could run 7 devices on it. And so I jumped at that opportunity.

I also found a couple of new programs. One that looked intriguing was called Adfun. I’m currently testing it out on 3 phones to see how it works. Right now, I think I’m impressed (with a couple of caveats). If it works out Adfun could end up solving a HUGE problem that arises when large farms are hit with a bad ad across multiple programs. I should have a better idea on this by the end of the week. If it works out I’ll write more about it then.

New(ish) Fires on the way

Kindle Fire Opportunity

One other thing I noticed about the Beauty and the Beast ad was that it hadn’t showed up once on my Kindle Fire. This really made me want to get my hands on some more Fires.  I couldn’t justify spending $50 each on new ones so I stared scouring Craigslist and Ebay.  But I couldn’t find any there that I liked either.  And then I saw someone mention Amazon Warehouse Deals.  So I after googling that I was pleasantly surprised to find that Amazon offers refurbished Fires for $26 each.  So I bought 4 using giftcards I’d picked up through Swagbucks. (Every month I pick up 1 $25 Amazon gift card from Swagbucks because the first one purchased every month can be picked up for $22).  They should arrive in the next couple of days.

This means that in the next couple of days my PerkTV farm will be completely run on Amazon Fires.  This should give me the opportunity to have a big bump in my perk earnings. I’ll then see if any of the other Perk Apps will run on the Kindle.  If they do, then I’ll roll the additional Perk earnings into purchasing some more Fires.

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