Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Spam Disclaimers

Recently, I have noticed an increase of spam mails I receive on a daily basis. I didn't sign up under anyone's list so either these are from admins of previous programs I joined or from those lowlife-who-does-not-know-how-to-promote-a-program-properly folks. lol! And what drives me nuts is that they don't have an unsubscribe link. Instead they ask you to reply to their emails in order to get removed from their list. They're giving you additional work which you're not supposed to do so. And even when you do, they still send you emails. Anyhow, here are their common disclaimers or email PS:

 =========================DISCLAIMER========================This is Absolutely not SPAM. This message is sent in full compliance of the new U.S. Federal e-mail bill S.1618 Title III, Section 301, Paragraph (a)(2)(C).
This message cannot be considered SPAM as it includes contact information, and a way to be removed from future e-mailings.
Simply reply to this email with the subject "Remove" to stop any future mail.
How come it's in full compliance of the so-called bill when I didn't sign up for his email list?

You received this newsletter because :
a. You are one of my upline or downline online.
b. You have subscribe on one of my newsletter
Reply : REMOVE ME on subject if you want to be removed.
Thank you. 
I did not subscribe to his newsletter. Who'd want to receive one from a spammer? The first reason does not give him the right to spam me on a different program. Sending an email asking for assistance or providing one for the program we're in is okay but to spam for a different program is not.

This isn't a "SPAM". I have no intention to spam. You were included in this newsletter because you subscribe on one of my connection in at least one investment program. If you do not want to receive future emails, please reply to this email and ask for removal.
I kinda chuckled on this line "I have no intention to spam". Sure he did. The mere fact that I received a spam meant he intended to actually spam.

This is not a "SPAM". I have no intention to spam anyone. You were included in this newsletter because we made an up-line / down-line connections in at least one investment program. If you do not want to receive future emails, please reply to this email and ask for removal.

Again, just because he is your sponsor or downline from another program, doesn't give you the right to spam anyone.

Some of those spammers happen to send email after email about new programs that are launching. And in order to try to get back to this frequent spammers, I decided to sign them up for some adult subscriptions. lol!

I'm amazed at how blockheaded some PV/MTV members are at times. I'm a frequent visitor of the MTV forum and tend to help anyway I can but I don't understand why some members don't use the freakin' "Search" button to find the answers they're looking for.

My mini-upgrade will be expiring later today. I've already earned $10.04 from it. I won't be getting any more since there's a specific schedule for the distribution of the super user upgrades. The total value I got is still considered profitable in the sense that I managed to recover the $2.99 fee and convert my BAP to cash at a faster rate. I'll probably buy another upgrade once it expires later on. It may no longer be profitable since there are about 3350 members currently upgraded but I like to take my chances.

ProShareProfits turned the instant payments back on 2-3 days ago but then is back to manual payments today. I don't think I'll be promoting the program anytime soon. The program does pay but there are some who complain that they aren't receiving their payments on time for the next server day. So they had to cover 2 days' worth of upgrades without receiving any. In my case, however, I've always been paid my daily earnings. Maximum time I had to wait was today which is about 3 hours. As for ref commissions though, some of them pile up in my Cash Balance and the admin refuse to pay them yet, saying he's still recovering from the Paypal fiasco. I understand that, hence the reason why I suggested before that the admin should remove all commissions via Paypal upgrades but he hasn't done that either.

I'll probably replace CAP in my current list by the weekend. There's a new pure revshare program that I'll be participating in. It has the elements of the ones that I've been looking for in a pure revshare program which are Low ad pack cost and Low ROI.

I won't be revealing any further details yet or it will ruin the surprise.

Aargh! So close and yet so far! I now have 159 ad shares with PowerAdCash. Just 31 more to go before I request for a small payment and set a repurchase rule for myself.
Oh shoot! I haven't released my Part 2 of my PaidVerts How Tos yet. Sorry, I'm just too busy nowadays. I'll publish it as soon as I get my hands (and my brain) free.

Also, I haven't started with my idea of a Clixsense teambuild as well.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

RevShare Fiasco

It's the revshare season and we see a lot of these programs sprouting like mushrooms. Promoters hyping the ones they're in and bashing the others. Alas, most of them are going down the toilet. Let's do a recap, shall we:

  1. GlobalAdCircle never stood a chance after employing matrix2income as its thread starter. The compensation plan isn't unique and even with some promoters taking the $200 offer by the admin, the program stalled in just a few hours of launch due to low member count. The admin attempted to launch another line with low valued ad pack and 140% ROI but the turn out is even more pathetic.
  2. RevShareAdvertising, rumored to be another one of Lieven's program, was a disaster since the start. The admin attempted to cap the revshare plan when the FAQs states something else. He made a 2nd attempt but to no avail. He seems to have merged the first revshare plan with the second, however, it wasn't done correctly. You see, if you merge an old revshare plan that has a lot of uncycled ad packs, it will place a burden on the new revshare line. He could have taken the risk instead and followed what CAP did. For those who are unfamiliar, what the CAP admin did was that he converted the remaining balances of the unexpired ad packs from the $10 line to repurchase balance which was then used by members to purchase $5 ad packs. That's how CAP was able to bounce back after the $10 line stalled.
  3. AdShareNet is another program currently in the brink of collapse. If you check the thread for the program in MMG, you'll see that there are members posting their payments, right? That's because the admin set a daily maximum site limit for withdrawals in all payment processors to supposedly prevent HARs, although the site has a 50/50 repurchase rule already set. It was a tactic by the admin to force members to repurchase if they see that they can't withdraw due to the limit. However, he failed to factor in the fact that the members would just simply let their cash balance sit and request a payment in the next day. He lost the trust of  his members.
  4. 777Payouts - I've discussed the reasons for this site's failure in my past posts which are maximum purchase limit per day and the admin's reluctance to make improvements.
Here's an advice for those planning to launch a revshare: Don't put a cap on the earnings after launch if you advertise your program as a pure revshare. If you're after a long term program, then launch a 2% program instead.

I still can't understand why admins fail to realize that a LOW ROI and a LOW VALUED AD PACK is the best comp plan for a pure revshare program. A high ROI will stall the program quickly while a high-valued ad pack will limit the number of potential players.

On another note, I'm still sitting in the sidelines pertaining to DigAdz. Admittedly, there seems to be a lot of people pushing for the program but unless the comp plan is revealed, my suggestion is to hold your horses. I find it amusing when people say that it would be the best revshare program when they don't even know how the program works. lol! Sure, Adbonuz (admin's other site) is still paying but don't forget about TrackYourIncome where the members are calling it as scam due to how the admin bungled the comp plan. But I guess without TYI, the admin wouldn't have the funds to continue paying for AdBonuz' members.

I still owe you Part 2 of my discussion about PaidVerts. I'll have that completed tomorrow or the next day but don't count on it too much. Sometimes, I get sidetracked. lol!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

PaidVerts - How it Works, Tips and Strategies

This particular post will cover the basic things you need to know about PaidVerts and how you can earn from it.

PaidVerts in a Nut-Shell
First off, this is a hybrid PTC program. Thus, in order for you to actually earn, you will need to view ads. Uh-oh, you may be thinking along the lines of $0.0001 per ad click just like other PTC programs, right? Well, this one isn't like that. This is the program where the value of an ad may range between $0.0005 up to $1000. If you were able to read a previous post of mine, I've posted my earnings for a particular day. But just in case you missed it, let me show you that in PaidVerts, you don't earn merely cents... you earn dollars instead.

Alright, I have a feeling that I got your attention now. Don't expect though that all earnings would be the same. You may get smaller valued ads or it maybe even greater than what I posted. It all depends on Bonus Ad Points (BAP).

So what is this BAP thingy? 
Bonus Ad Points (BAP) is what determines your account level which will then determine the value and volume of ads you will receive. For every paid ad that you receive, your account is deducted the equivalent BAP value. 1 BAP is equivalent to $0.0005. So if you get a $35 paid ad (like the one above), your account would have been deducted 70000 BAP. So in order for you to receive paid ads, you need to have BAP.

How to get BAP?
There are 3 ways to get BAP but I will only discuss 2 of them in the meantime.
  1. By clicking the Free BAP ads daily. If you just signed up, you will get 16 ads X 25 BAP or 400 BAP daily until you have viewed a total of 100 of them (equivalent of 2500 BAP). After that, you will get 8 ad X 25 BAP on daily basis.
  2. When you purchase a bulk ads campaign (ad packs). An ad pack costs $1 which will give you advertising credits for you to promote any program which will be viewed by PaidVerts members (including you). On top of the advertising credits, you will also get 3100 BAP for every $1 purchase. If you're still computing in your head, 3100 BAP will eventually give you paid ads worth $1.55 in total. 
Now that you've got BAP in your account, when will you get paid ads that will actually earn you money? Normally, ads are distributed twice a day.
  1. Between 8AM CST - 12NN CST - this is when we receive the big-valued ads as you have seen above. Earnings would vary depending on sales.
  2. 8PM CST - This is the schedule for the free BAP ads. At the same time, you will get the 1% ads. Every time you buy an ad pack, you will get a paid ad equivalent to 1% of the value of the ad packs you purchased for 10 days.
So will you now be earning the same amount I posted above? Not quite yet. Not because you have BAP doesn't mean we will have the same earnings.

BAP Group
Member accounts are divided into 14 groups which is determined by amount of their BAP. Here's how it's done:
BAP Group 1 ........ 1600 to 12000
BAP Group 2 ........ 12000 to 24000
BAP Group 3 ........ 24k to 48k
BAP Group 4 ........ 48k to 96k
BAP Group 5 ........ 96k to 180k
BAP Group 6 ........ 180k to 360k
BAP Group 7 ........ 360k to 720k
BAP Group 8 ........ 720k to 1.5m
BAP Group 9 ........ 1.5m to 3m
BAP Group 10 ....... 3m to 6m
BAP Group 11 ....... 6m to 20m
BAP Group 12 ....... 20,000,000+
BAP Group 13 ....... 50,000,000+
BAP Group 14 ....... 100,000,000+
When the big-valued ads (8AM - 12NN CST schedule) are distributed, the earnings you will receive will depend on what group you're on. Let me give you the data of what we had yesterday:
BAP Group                Percent (x100)        Dollar Value          Participants        Ads Per User
1600 to 12000          0.0375                      3778.6875              6586                    0.5737454449
12000 to 24000        0.025                        2519.125                2822                    0.8926736357
24k to 48k                 0.05                          5038.25                   2453                    2.0539135752
48k to 96k                 0.07                          7053.55                   2256                    3.1265735816
96k to 180k               0.085                        8565.025                1805                    4.745166205
180k to 360k            0.09                          9068.85                   1385                    6.5479061372
360k to 720k            0.075                       7557.375                  812                       9.307112069
720k to 1.5m            0.085                        8565.025                 498                      17.1988453815
1.5m to 3m                0.1                            10076.5                   274                       36.7755474453
3m to 6m                   0.09                          9068.85                   137                       66.1959854015
6m to 20m                0.105                        10580.325                 87                        121.6129310345
20m+                         0.075                        7557.375                   17                        444.5514705882
50m+                         0.06                          6045.9                        7                          863.7
100m+                       0.0525                     5290.1625                  2                         2645.08125
I am currently in Group 9 (1.5M - 3M BAP), so I got $36 worth of ads yesterday. Now for those 2 in Group 14 (100M + BAP), they received ads worth $2645 in total. In case you're curious as to what these 2 Group 14 members saw in their accounts, here's a screenshot that was posted by one of them:

How's that for a PTC site?

Part 2 - Coming Soon!

New Look... Same Style

After more than 3 years, I finally decided to make the blog a bit lighter. I've been meaning to make the change for quite some time but I was actually worried about previous posts where some of the texts were in yellow or white colors. But then screw those posts, they were old anyway.

After answering several queries about PaidVerts, I think it's about time for me to dedicate one post/page for the program that will provide a brief summary on how the program works. I might throw in some tips and strategies that I am using as well.

Today's PV ad issue is a big one again. I woke up to 52 paid ads with a total value of $36. Here's the full list of earnings per group, in case you're interested:

BAP Group                Percent (x100)        Dollar Value          Participants        Ads Per User
100 to 1599               0                                0                              13280                  0
1600 to 12000          0.0375                      3778.6875              6586                    0.5737454449
12000 to 24000        0.025                        2519.125                2822                    0.8926736357
24k to 48k                 0.05                          5038.25                   2453                    2.0539135752
48k to 96k                 0.07                          7053.55                   2256                    3.1265735816
96k to 180k               0.085                        8565.025                1805                    4.745166205
180k to 360k            0.09                          9068.85                   1385                    6.5479061372
360k to 720k            0.075                       7557.375                  812                       9.307112069
720k to 1.5m            0.085                        8565.025                 498                      17.1988453815
1.5m to 3m                0.1                            10076.5                   274                       36.7755474453
3m to 6m                   0.09                          9068.85                   137                       66.1959854015
6m to 20m                0.105                        10580.325                 87                        121.6129310345
20m+                         0.075                        7557.375                   17                        444.5514705882
50m+                         0.06                          6045.9                        7                          863.7
100m+                       0.0525                     5290.1625                  2                         2645.08125
With the number of ads I had to click for today's big ad issue, I expect that there would be a good amount of recycled ads that will circulate. I'm sure not everyone would be as patient as me in terms of clicking ads.

My mini-upgrade has expired but I earned a total of $11.86 from it. The BEP for Mini-upgrade is about $6.5, so it was profitable since I only had to click 36 ads to reach that amount. I decided to pay for another mini-upgrade. Mega-upgrade is not advisable.

I have removed the banner for ProShareProfits. I won't be promoting it at the moment since there's no reason to do so at the moment. I haven't been paid any referral commissions lately. Added to that, for the past 2 days, my referral commissions that have been recorded as pending are being deleted by the admin and not even adding it to the Cash Balance. I get that the admin is trying to cut some losses due to the Paypal fiasco but then he should at least inform us beforehand. As for the daily payments from upgrades, I'm at least receiving them. Payments are still manual though. What I don't understand though is why he won't send an email advising members to file Paypal disputes. The admin claimed that he "no longer have a Paypal account", so the best option is for those who upgraded via Paypal to claim refunds directly from Paypal. I advised him even to remove the stuck ref commissions from Paypal upgrades even. That way, he doesn't have to shoulder the losses of those who upgraded via Paypal. Another thing that concerns me is the reason why the admin doesn't want to turn the "instant payment" feature back. He said that it's to prevent members from cashing out to a different payment processor due to some members selecting a different payment processor when compounding. The solution for that is simple: remove the compound button, so there' won't be anyway for members to compound to a different payment processor.

ClickAdPays is able to maintain a high daily percentage for the past days. Support is slow though. My 2 missing ad packs on the 9th are still not added.

I received an approval from Clixsense telling me that I can create a teambuild just fine. I guess I'll be working on that next.

We can now use Payza to receive payments or purchase ad shares at PowerAdCash. So the payment processors accepted are Paypal, Payza, STP, EgoPay and PerfectMoney.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday Madness

Here's what I got from PaidVerts today:

I'm glad I took the effort to reach Group 9 prior to this big ad issue. I'm not expecting tomorrow's distribution to be as high as today's but it will still be better than a normal day unless the admin has plans to reserve the excess revenue for a different day.

I finally purchased the ad filter. I think it's about time to do so, now that I'm already in Group 9. Although, I think I may have set it too high. I have it at $0.03. Then I remember the days when I was glad to get a $0.01 ad from PTC sites and thought why would it be any different now? I may have to send a ticket and request to have it set to $0.009 which will allow me to get the $0.01 ads. Just so you know, you can request to have the filter changed within 30 days of purchase but beyond that, you'll need to pay another $10 to set it to a different filter. Although, I'll have to see first how the current filter goes today. I'm expecting the 1% ads to arrive on top of the small ad issue today. If there are still too many ads to click, I'll probably leave the current filter setting. I purchased the Mini-Upgrade 5 days ago and got good results from it so far. I'm already in profit with the Mini-Upgrade so that was a good call. I also purchased the $0.05 upgrade for Recycled ads. Actually, that's the main reason why I bought the ad filter in the first place. My strategy is to filter out the small valued recycled ads so I can take full advantage of it. There are some who gets lucky in receiving $10 and even a $100 recycled ad because some big players forget to click their ads on time. The super upgrades are exempted from the filter. So I will still get $0.01 ads which will come from the Mini-Upgrade I purchased.

**Edit**The Mini-Upgrade ads together with the small-ad issue have started to come in and I have 62 of them already and I'm definitely sure that there are a few more that will be arriving in a bit. No recycled ads yet. So, I guess I'll keep the filter as is.

ClickAdPays is back online and the earnings are soaring. Yesterday's daily % was at 27%. Unfortunately, I have 2 missing ad shares that I purchased prior to the migration and before the admin posted not to purchase any ad packs. I have already sent a ticket about it. So hopefully it will be added to my account. I was able to purchase another 2 ad packs an hour ago.

Keeping my fingers crossed that the ProShareProfits admin turns the Instant payment feature back on in the next server day (1AM EST). The main feature of the program is the "automatic payments" so it would be really great if he can enable it ASAP.

Just like what I mentioned in a previous post, this program has been a good earning program for me. It helped me reach Group 9 in PV and has also been my source of funds for other programs as well.

Already sent my suggestions to the 777Payouts admin and got a reply even. My suggestions of increasing the maximum ad pack purchase limit and introducing a $2 ad pack with 120% ROI were rejected. The admin doesn't think it's going to boost the program at this stage already. What he prefers is that the members invite new people to join. Well that's not going to happen if the program has basically stalled. IMO, he needs to tweak it to entice people to join. He should take a leaf out of the ClickAdPays' book. I guess we can call this over, unless he decides to have a change of heart and make some adjustments.

I received a PM from the admin of GlobalAdCircle asking me to join his program. He practically stated that his program isn't getting the attention he's hoping for. He admitted making the mistake of contacting Matrix2Income to create the thread for the program. He also offered me $200 balance to join and promote the program. I saw another sponsor who mentioned he got the same message as mine (I'm not sure if he was offered the $200 too). And here I thought I was something special. lol! I didn't accept the offer for a few reasons:
  1. There's nothing special about the comp plan. It's a revshare with ROI of 150% and 12% ref commission. I kept saying this over and over, revshare programs should have a low ROI with a low valued ad packs in order for it to survive longer. High ROI will only make the program live for a day, hours even.
  2. The member count in the site isn't real. Or if it is, most of them were via PTSU. Why else would the admin contact at least 2 sponsors and offer them cash balance to promote it?
  3. The thread starter is Matrix2Income. I vowed not to join programs where he is the TS. I have a reason to believe that he's more than a member on some programs where he's the thread starter. In matrix programs, he always have preloaded positions. And even if you turn a blind eye and join the program because of a different reason, the program may receive a small amount of support because a number of experienced players are now avoiding the programs as well where he's the thread starter.
Now that I have achieved Group 9 in PV, I can now use the earnings I'm getting from ProShareProfits to build my account at PowerAdCash. I currently have 122 active shares, so I'm just 78 shares away from my first goal with the program.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Moving up the Ladder

I reached BAP Group 9 in PaidVerts prior to the Sunday's ad issue. The daily ad distribution for the past week has been relatively high and 12 or so hours ago was also a surprise since Sundays are usually no-big ad issue days. The ads I received are the ones for Group 9 already.

I'm surprised to accomplish that goal earlier than the time frame I set for myself. And yes, I'm currently patting my back for that achievement. lol! Monday ad issue is expected to be a big one unless the admin moves it for Tuesday ad distribution. So my advise is to move up to another group before the daily ad distribution tomorrow.

The ClickAdPays made a bold move when he decided to increase the 50/50 repurchase rule to a 75/25 rule. That of course made a big spike on earnings. It went to around 8% on first day of implementation and then 14% on the next day. The problem though is that the site has a very slow response. Earnings isn't being distributed every 30mins. There are a few hours wherein shares aren't moving and then all of a sudden you'll see your a big increase in both Cash and Repurchase balances. Currently, I'm having difficulty getting my own Stats page to show up including the Shares History as well. Another thing is that when I purchased 2 ad shares earlier, it was debited from my earnings but the ad shares aren't showing up in the History at all. I did get the email though confirming a successful purchase. I guess, they will show up a few hours later in my back office.

According to the latest update, the site is/will be migrated to a new server t handle the load.

Let's take a look on what's happening with ProShareProfits. A few days earlier, the admin sent an update admitting that his Paypal account is "already gone" due to disputes from members who have cashed out using a different payment processor but filed a dispute in the end. But before even that happened, he has received eChecks which bounced back after the supposed clearing time. So the admin decided to remove all Paypal upgrades without any offer to compensate the losses of those who didn't cheat the system. I get the reason behind it which is to protect the funds coming from other payment processors. I do believe though that the admin is also partly to be blamed for not understanding the concept of eChecks and for allowing the compound feature which made it possible for members to cashout using a different payment processor. IMO, the admin should remove the compound feature since it's a loophole that's being used by some members who are using the site as a currency exchange. But he hasn't removed it yet, so he had to do manual payments to ensure that the cashout requests were not made to a different payment processor than the one used to deposit funds with. Now those who lost due to the Paypal issue can recover their losses (initial deposit less withdrawals made) by upgrading 40% of the value of their losses using either STP, EgoPay or PM. They will both earn from the new upgrade (11% by 12 days) and get paid from their Paypal upgrades using the new payment processor they used but with a longer term.

At the moment, I'm wary of the program. Payments are still going out but if he doesn't return back the instant payment feature, this will raise a red flag for the players. That is the reason why people are joining the program in the first place despite its appearance. To be fair, I'm very thankful of this program. This has helped me build my accounts for PaidVerts and PowerAdCash.

Also, take note that IntricatedCash is no longer owned by the same admin of PSP according to his latest update. The admin claimed that someone already bought the site.

Now that I have reached Group 9 in PV, I can divert some funds to build my account further in PowerAdCash. I have a total of 120 ad shares at the moment. My first goal is 200 active ad shares before requesting a test payment. I have a strong inclination for this program so I'm comfortable in simply doing a 100% repurchasing in addition to the small funds here and there that I put in.

I just read a rather lengthy email from 777Payouts. Basically, the admin is asking for members to promote the site and that the site has already lost a big chunk of visit hits. Well, if only the admin listened to some of our suggestions of increasing the maximum ad packs that can be purchased daily, the site wouldn't be suffering from low membership count. The admin wants to keep it at a maximum of 2 ad pack purchase daily (from payment processors, it doesn't count repurchases) but he failed to factor in that if there's no increase in ad pack purchases the next day, the earnings will go down. With a revshare concept, the ad pack purchases should always be more than the previous day's sales in order for it to stay on the same level or go higher. So there are 2 ways to increase the sales, one is to increase the number of members buying ad packs and the other is to increase the maximum limit per day so that in the event that there's no increase in the number of members, at least the number of ad pack purchase would at least increase. Once the earnings are moving at a better rate, then people will start promoting the site. You can't expect the members to promote a program where the earnings are stagnant or moving very slowly.

I have submitted a ticket before, advising him to increase the limit by 1 ad pack every 2-3 days but he didn't listen. I'll probably send him another ticket as a last attempt to provide suggestions on how to improve his program. If he still doesn't listen, then there's not much that we can expect further.

After a few years of not accessing my Clixsense account, I decided to check it out after viewing a Clixsense ad from PaidVerts. I'm surprise that I still have access to it, though I had to reactivate it first. I found that out of the 41 referrals I had for the program, there's 1 who is still actively clicking ads. ;) I'm toying on the idea of upgrading to Premium and then create a teambuild for the site. I will have to use the teambuild platform of MMG though in order to do so. If I push through with it, the teambuild should give 2 refs per member. I believe that the site would be a good earner if we can take advantage of their 8-level ref commission.