I'll start by saying there is nothing wrong with being an affiliate marketer or network marketer.
In fact, most people do some forms of marketing in their life without pay. It's called 'word of mouth'.
If I buy a new vitamin water and I love everything about it, I am sure to tell my friends and family
about it. If they love it too, they will continue to purchase and tell others and so on. What does
all this 'referring' get me and them? Nothing. In the mean time, the company is making a fortune.
Now let me ask you, is there anything wrong with promoting ySense to others in order to receive
the compensation as stated?
My point is, there is absolutely nothing wrong with LEGITIMATE marketing and that is whether it
be affiliate marketing, network marketing, or MLM marketing.
Unfortunately, all the marketing sector has a dirty taste in many mouths due to unscrupulous people
wanting to make a buck at any cost to others. The internet helped to bring about scams and scamsters
from all over the world.
In the early days of the internet, most people practicing in the online marketing arena, were not
business people, no college degrees, had little to no idea how to do what they were doing. MLM
and HYIP were abundant and the 99% rule eventually was set (99% of all MLM online is scams).
Eventually another rule came along that was also very true (marketers can only recruit 2.5 people
at the most).
Over the years, I was a member of an enormous amount of opportunities and ad programs. Some
were good, most were bad.
In the old days PayPal was naive too. Of course, that was the original founder. No one was well
versed on internet scams and internet biz ops, not even PayPal. For example there was a program
that I labeled 'fast cycler'. That name caught on across the internet for various 'fast cycler' programs.
The way that worked is a push through by way of one or more new members enrolling, resulting in
the member above to cycle and earn. One in particular that was very fun to say the least, had little
red and green balls. As you cycled, the red ball turned green and money went into your PayPal
account. The money was either $100 or $250 every time. I wouldn't go so far to say you could get
rich in it but if you were an early member (and I was) you'd be cycling multiple times thru-out the
day and make a pretty hefty profit before the program moved to a slow crawl and finally crashed.
So that is one type of a program that was very popular as I labeled them 'Fast Cycler'. There were
other types but they fell into 'fast cycler' programs. Most I should have labeled 'Slow Cyclers'
because many went no where.
One of the Patel brothers had a fast cycler with three other guys. I think the cycling slowed after
a few weeks and eventually the program crashed within perhaps a month or less.
In fact, one of the Patel brothers was living in Canada at the time I knew him. He was taking
night classes in programming. He was my programmer for my company pre-launch in which
he screwed it up.
I then had to move to a more qualified system. His brother lived in
India at that time.
Patel had a chocolate MLM at one point. At this stage I think his brother had opened a
chocolate store in Canada. The problem with that is they could only ship chocolate in the
winter months. They did not go with a means to cold pack.
I want to add there were many very honest legit people that created or owned programs that
today would in fact be considered scams or illegal. An example you yourself is aware of is PTC.
Many of these scripted programs were legit. They were owned by people that truly paid out
what they stated they would pay. The problem was, they could not get enough advertisers
in order to keep their program going and/or they could not charge enough to the advertiser
in order to make profits. So many of these shut down not because they were running away with
the money. They shut down because they were losing money or simply could not afford to keep
GDI is a legit MLM. I was a member for about 15 years. The main problem with it is the
awful domain. Who wants a dot ws domain? It was a rotten domain then and a rotten
domain now. However, it is legit and for people that want cheap hosting, Wordpress blog,
and starting out, it works for them, for awhile. Retrition rate is rather poor.
Well, I could write a book about all that and I have owned and operated many programs
online and so many that I don't even remember them all. With my downline clubs my main
focus was free. Everyone could join free and if they wanted finders fees, I had a one
option payment. So if you became a paid member by paying ONE time, you were in for the
life of the program and if you referred others that upgraded, you received a one time finders
fee. I do not remember what my fees were. Maybe $10 or $25. Maybe less but never more
than that in my downline clubs.
I've owned downline clubs, traffic exchanges, safe lists, GPT, PTC, Cyclers, LLC, First ever
coffee distributorship llc mlm online, and been a member of thousands of programs over
He said, why are you moderating at the forums? He couldn't understand why I was.
Well ClixSense was MLM and it was Free with an optional one off yearly. I listed it in my
major downline club. I even placed refs under others in my downline and not directly
through me. I then became a moderator to add credibility to the programs....mine and
theirs. This helped my club grow and it helped ClixSense grow before and after there
was a forum.
So now I focus primarily on product review and making a few bucks along the way. I
am in fact 'retired'. I'm not interested in all that previous stuff because I long since
have received my small fortune online from all the hard work I put into it over many
years. I focus on enjoyment and what I like doing. That's it.