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Keeping Your Findings to Yourself as a Beta Tester

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  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

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