Free Crypto: The Good, The Bad...The Ugly

Free Crypto: The Good, The Bad...The Ugly


Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. - Napoleon Hill

What the heck was I doing?  Had I really just spent all day glaring at a screen, mind-numbingly clicking away at an endless string of links and pictures.  The tally on the screen said that I was "earning," but the sad reality of this repetitive madness was:  I had been duped.  This deep seated belief inside me, pushing me toward this dream of "free wealth and riches," it reminded me of watching my kids pick breakfast cereal based on the prize inside.  When I was a kid, we had Cracker Jacks.  The prizes could be "anything," and as time went on, the prizes got cheaper and less appealing.  I was convincing myself that all this terrible popcorn was worth the prize.  But the prize wasn't really worth it any more.

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Admittedly I had made something.  It wasn't one of my many adventures that ended up costing me immeasurably.  It was a good dive into an unknown.  Something that seemed too good to be true.  Of course, who has that kind of time to dedicate to something like that for long term?  I mean, there's always a potential to turn a profit wherever you look with the right mindset.  There's probably something deep in there that would work well and be very sustainable and repeatable.  Is this the sort of thing I want to do long-term?  Oh God no.  And remember:  Whenever you get something for free, you're the product.  So back to the drawing board it was.  Crypto faucets:  Interesting to generate traffic and ad revenue using the dangling carrot of BTC, but as the consumer on the other end, I was getting an upset stomach.

When you make that decision you've overstayed your welcome, it's not hard to move on.  "Loyalty bonuses" became glaring reminders of how long I had spent making these people tons off my clicks.  "Referral bonuses" embarrassingly reminding me of all the other poor hopeful people I'd unknowingly tricked into slavery of the captcha.  Sure, you can make money doing anything.  But can you look yourself in the eye afterwards?  There absolutely had to be a better way to go about all of this.

When you've signed up for all these "free" sites, the e-mail account gets sold and spammed.  Floods of unsolicited emails were hitting me regularly.  Win a Lambo!  Get Rich Now!  The titles were laughable.  Anything to get a click, anything to get a referral.  And then something seemed to jump out at me:  Sign up for our Airdrop!

Wait...what?


Blangs
Blangs

Husband, Father, Follower of Destiny, Believer in Hope.


Dad on Lockdown: Crypto Adventures
Dad on Lockdown: Crypto Adventures

Stuck at home, I've discovered the world of cryptocurrency. Join me as I explore blockchain with a genuine curiosity. Don't expect investment tips: Expect tons of face-palming, jaw-dropping and outright eye-rolling as I attempt to make sense out of this amazing world.

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