Keeping Your Findings to Yourself as a Beta Tester


Starting with the First Platform was not difficult, I signed up, did all the required filling in of data and began my journey as a Beta Tester, or so I thought. This, for a smaller corporation, where I offered my services as a volunteer, which gave me the opportunity to consult with the owners as to my findings and for them to reconnect with me and discus it all.  The problem was I shared everything I found and received nothing for my time or my findings in return. However, as a beginner I recognized I needed to keep working at this, to develop my skills and interaction levels.  

That first experience was over a dozen years ago,  they kept my information and moved forward to selling the platform with my findings, for several million dollars to another owner. This is the downside of beta testing for free. I was told I wouldn't be paid for my time, but as a novice, soon realized I was just ripped off for my time and my findings. Part of me was choked but the reality is, I learned a valuable lesson, and recognized my time and efforts are worth being paid for. I do not recommend offering information to the platforms unless there is a deal where You are paid. You may want to charge the platforms for Your time once You have established Yourself as an official Beta Tester. 

It is alright to Beta Test for Your own Personal Findings and Not share what You have found with the Platforms. They will gladly accept all of Your findings and make their adjustments based on Your hard work. As a general rule, it is wise to keep Your information to Yourself.