Review of Gomez Peer – Get Paid to do almost nothing !
I started using Gomez Peer software six months back. Gomez Peer pays you if you let it use your processor for distributed computing. Imagine telling your friends that your computer earns money while you are sleeping! It could happen if you are selected to be an Active Gomez PEER in the Gomez PEER Community.
BNibbles has said something very interesting about this program on his ciao.com review which goes like this:–
“Two things about it appealed to me, the first being that it was a means of earning a bit more money from the Internet, without writing anything (except this) without reading any tedious e-mails or being ‘paid-to-surf’ or shopping from a limited list of retailers, and without – well – without having to do very much at all except turn your PC on, and use the Internet. Perhaps they should call this ‘paid-not-to-surf’!.”
“That’s great! What do I have to do?”
Follow these four easy steps.
1. Complete the online application form here.
Gomez will be selecting a diverse group of Peers and pay them for their processing time. Right now, Gomez is looking for users from all over the world with different Internet connection types, including dial-up and broadband users. Gomez will review your application within 14 business days and notify you of your Account Status via e-mail.
2. Download the PEER software.
After you sign up with Gomez Peer, download the peer software and start running it. As there are only a limited number of slots available in the PEER Community, Gomez will not activate everyone. So be sure to apply, download and start running the Gomez PEER today, because users with the most system activity will get activated.
3. Install, setup and run the software.
Unless you install, setup and run Gomez PEER, they will not activate your account. Be sure that your Gomez PEER is running every time you are online. After Gomez recognizes that your PC is running the PEER, Gomez will designate you in one of the three categories: Active, Pending, or Inactive. The user interface of the software will indicate your Account Status.
4. Register for a PayPal account.
Every month, Gomez will distribute cash earned by Active Gomez Peers using its online payment partner PayPal. Please register with PayPal if you do not have an account with them.
Gomez PEER runs in the background of your computer, processing work that is assigned to it by Gomez servers – all without you having to tell it what to do!
“AWESOME! Sign me up!”
Click here to begin the application and download process. Gomez does not track YOUR Internet usage. Gomez is a respected company with a clear ‘no spy-ware, no spam’ policy. Gomez PEER is spyware and virus free.
Another thing good about it is the ‘cottage industry’ aspect of getting PCs from all over the world to perform a common function, with a combined computing power that, singly, would be impossible to attempt. Gomez allows for several machines to be channeled into one income stream, all you have to do is download the Peer software onto each machine and make sure that they have different names – a Windows home network will have these anyway.
Just one word of advice. Make sure that the e-mail address that you give to Gomez during the sign-up process is the same one that you use for your PayPal account, as this is how they identify to whom to send the money!
Special note: After you install the software they provide, if you have a slow Internet connection, the software would take about 20-30 minutes to initialize when you run it for the first time. So have patience after you double click the software icon on the system tray for the first time after you install it. Gomez will initially put you in Pending status. Your earnings don’t increase much when your status is pending. You will see a sharp increase in your earnings as your status becomes active from pending. It can take from 2 days to 2 weeks for you to get accepted by Gomez, i.e for your status to change from pending to active.
Update: A lot of people have mailed me asking how they can cheat Gomez peer. I have only one reply for them and that’s I don’t know about any Gomez Peer cheat. And I have a piece of advice for them instead – Don’t try to increase your earnings by cheating Gomez peer or any other programs because that will only be momentary and most probably you will get caught and you will loose a source of your earnings. Try referring others to Gomez peer, they give you $2 per every referral you make who become an active peer. And if you cannot make referrals, ask your friends to run the software on your behalf as Gomez allows for several machines to be channeled into one income stream.
Update: Gomez Peer has stopped paying through MoneyBookers and Alipay, you now need to have an account with PayPal to receive your earnings. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LIST OF COUNTRIES APPROVED BY PAYPAL. A send only PayPal account is going to do you no good as you won’t be able to receive your earnings.
Here’s the sign up link once again.