Only your time.
At the moment just write to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will disbale your account from the site for you. No problem.
The information you provide is stored securely in our online database. We do not sell that information to any other company.
We ourselves use this information to talk with you, pay you, and find any lucrative briefs that you may be able to help with.
At a minimum we need
But the more you tell us about yourself, the more you may be able to earn.
Brands often want their briefs answered by specific types of people. And they will often pay more to get this "targeting" which means we give out substanstial cash bonuses. So the more information you submit about yourself, the more likely it is that you will receive these targeted briefs.
Simply use a pseudonym/nickname/name of your pet etc for your "display name" - this is the name that our clients and other Thinkers like you will see.
Internally - i.e. viewable only to staff at Watch Me Think - we do need your real email address and your PayPal ID so we can pay you. But that information will never be seen publicly, and neither will we share it with anyone else.
Just remember to keep your face out of any videos you take though! Otherwise your anonymity will be all for nought :-)
Oh oh. Sorry about that. Give us a shout and we will help fix this for you.
Yea... sorry about this... Because you are classified as a "supplier of services" to Watch Me Think, PayPal will take a % cut of any payment we make to you.
We always add a few extra £/$ to the payouts to try an cover this. For example, if a bonus is set for £/$50 - we will (behind the scenes) make a payment of £/$52.
In addition, as an international company, some of our payments will undergo exchange rate cuts/charges into your preferred currency. So there are also fluctuations there.
We are continually looking for ways to make the exact amounts match - between payments and what you receive - but until then we will always attempt to overpay you to make sure you get what we promised.
Currently if you get invited to answer certain briefs (where we ask for videos on a defined product or service), then on average you will earn around £20-30 or around $50 per video uploaded and accepted.
Upload a few great freethinks (ie videos where you comment on any product or service that you like), we'll spot them, and you'll get invited. It's a sure thing.
And don't forget, you'll still earn points for the freethinks videos. And the more points you have the greater your share of "the pot" (the pot of money we share with you from our profits).
It can be many things. But simply being honest and saying what is on your mind often makes a great freethink. Demonstrating how you use a product or service in a real-life situation is another. Taking a video of yourself while you are shopping and explaining why you are making certain choices also tends to work really well. There are lots more ideas for great videos here...
If you are having problems getting payments from us, please contact us and we'll see what we can do to help and make sure you get the money we owe you.
No problem at all.
It will usually either be a tenporary glitch or a typo in your PayPal account ID.
Simple to solve 9 times out of 10.
(you knew there had to be one didn't you...)
There is a lower limit to what we pay out.
If your earnings/share of the pot is less than $10/£7 at the end of a quarter, our system won't make the payment.
Because the charges imposed by PayPal in making such a small payment means it is not worthwhile.
What we are working on for the future is you being able to bank your earnings. This would mean if you were owed $6 at the end of a quarter, it would not be payed. But it would be carried over into the next quarterly payout (i.e. added to whatever you earn in the next quarter).
So we can pay you.
As it stands PayPal is the only method that we can currently use to make our cash payments.
Points = money.
Every video you upload will be rated and given points.
The better the video, the more points you get.
The greater the insight into a product or service, the points increase.
Get a Brand so excited about your video that they want to keep it to themselves, and you get a mountain of points!
These points are then totted up with everyone else's and used to divide up "the pot" (the 50% of our profits that we share with our video contributors).
So the more points you have, the larger your share of the profits we've made together.
As an example, imagine there were only 2 contributors in a single quarter. One has 10 points, the other has 20 points, and the pot is $99. One of the contributors will get $33 and the other will get $66 at the end of that quarter.
"The Pot" is our Thinkers' share of the profits that Watch Me Think (WMT) makes in any 1 quarter of the year.
The quarters are:
- April to June,
- July to September, and
- October to December.
If we are doing our jobs properly :-) and you are contributing all those great videos, our profits and the money that goes in to the Pot will keep increasing throughout that quarter.
At the end of each quarter we divide the pot amongst all our Thinkers based on the number of points earned in that quarter.
After that, the Pot is reset to zero (0) and builds up again over the next quarter.
Try using this free, safe software called "handbrake". This can help compress the size of your video making it smaller, and therefore easier to upload.
Once you've installed Handbrake, load your video "Video File" or "Folder" if you multiple videos to compress:
Then 1) tick the "web optimized" box, and then 2) go to the video tab and simply slide the "Constant Quality" to "29"
Then click the "Start" button.
...and you'll significantly reduce the size of your video.
Pesky darned bugs! Let us know what just happened and we'll see if we can fix this for you.
Most likely your video is rather large, i.e. many MBs in size (see above on how to reduce the size of your video).
It could also be that your connection to the internet is currently a bit slow, in which case you could try again later if normally you have no problems.
Ideally anything less than 3 minutes.
But the best advice we've had is for you to simply take the time you need to get your point across.
To be honest, it is not the quality of the video that counts (in terms of production) it's the interesting things you say or show us that mean more.
So your video can be shaky, fuzzy, wonky, jerky, black and white or technicolor... it's what you're taking the video of that matters most. And so long as that is clear and intelligible, then you're doing just fine.
Pretty much if you name it, and you can upload it, we accept it.
For the record though, here's just some of the video types we can handle: MP4, .MOV, .MP3, .FLV, M4V, AVI, WMV, OGG, QT, ASF and many more.
When you upload a video it gets stored on our web servers and is also converted to smaller web friendly format.
These videos are then shown to our client/s to help them understand how their customers choose and use their products or services. Our client/s may use or download your video/s internally within their company to help them relay the insights your observations provide.
If your video is to be used publicly, we will endeavour to seek your permission before doing so (and you always have the right to refuse).
There's more information on how we can use the video content you supply in our Terms & Conditions.
Essentially you are agreeing to allow WMT & its clients to view and use your videos via this website. A client may also download your video to use internally with their colleagues. And that's about it. In a rough kinda nutshell. For the real nitty gritty on this, you should consult our Terms & Conditions.
Check this page out if you need some inspiration on for making a video.
Sometimes our clients, being the busy professionals that they are, will not have gone in and accepted your video. Give us a nudge, and we'll nudge them for you. Not a problem.
Who will see my videos?
Only ourselves and our clients. The video you upload will remain in the private domain and will not be made public.
Do I have to appear in my videos?
Nope. You can simply avoid having your face in the frame while taking your video, and our clients will only ever see a username that you can make up (like a pseudonym/pen name/nickname).
I don't have a PayPal account.
That's no problem. You can set one up yourself in less than 5 minutes by going here to register with them.
When would I get paid?
After you upload you video to a brief, and if it gets approved (to make sure it is presentable), then within 10 days you will be notified by PayPal that we have put the bonus money in your account!
Money that is paid for all the points that you earn over a quarter will arrive in your PayPal at the end of that quarter - i.e. every 3 months.