(1) Survey sites like Swagbucks have much lower payouts per survey than just a year ago, fewer deal opportunities, many more videos needed to be watched to gain points.
(2) Coupon/rebate sites or apps have shuttered (e.g. Spent) or have moved the goalposts so significantly for redemption to make it not worthwhile (e.g. Drop).
(3) Microworker sites like mturk provide many fewer high paying tasks and have grown much more competitive over the last year.
Have others noticed a downward trend not just isolated to a few sites but across the board, globally? I wonder if its harder and harder for these type of companies to remain solvent so the reward thresholds and payouts have become more challenging to meet.
A year or two ago, it was a grind to get decent cash out of these sites. Now, it doesn’t even seem to be a wise investment of time and energy at all on these sites.