Well, I was estimating.... I mean about 2 million members have joined since the start of 2016, and knowing how many members are active is hard to know.
As for no money in PTC ads... do the maths... Advertisers pay $0.02 per click, members receive $0.01 per click, their referrers get $0.002 per click... leaving $0.008 per click for admin profit, 1,000 ads and that's $8. Of course, this does not include the daily 'sponsored' ads which are covered by membership fees - e.g. $17 upgrade guarantees $14.60 in $0.01 ads (365 x 4 x $0.01) leaving $2.40 profit for admin.
Also think about the other $0.005 / $0.001 working the same way. There is profit in PTC if done right.
I had the same issue. Costs and profits should be quantifiable and fixed. You should be ale to guarantee yourself a profit. Then I realized they also sell the sticky ads which don't have a fixed rate. It all depends on how many click them. You can get an average but as other site ads drop the sticky cost could go up. As an advertiser, I would have no problem losing the stickies as long as some PTC remained. I seldom used them because I had good success with the fixed ads
As for results, I was getting about 3k -5k clicks per day when I ran an ad. That is pretty good
Maybe another option in the poll would be for promoters.
Before we lost paypal, I was earning $500 per month (my best ever month last December before the news hit). Yes, I was cashing most of it out but that money went to promoting the site. When we lost paypal I took a break from promoting since my earnings went down to $200 per month (after eliminating promotion costs I was still coming out just a little below what I was making before but I had no more referrals coming in). If they drop more (I'm on pace to earn $138 this month) I'm not going to spend outside cash to promote this site. I have directly been responsible for bringing in 14,000 members and my 8 level downline shows I have 7,000 indirect active
referrals. If the active to inactive referral ratio hold up that accounts for 140,000 referrals to this site. That took 8 years to build with constant experimenting and reinvestment of practically every penny I've earned here. Fortunately, I have earned a profit and turned some of my earnings into referrals in other sites but my income was growing at about 10% - 20% per month which was all going into promoting CS more and buying more ads here.
If other referrers are in the same spot, how does this site expect to continue if we are no longer rewarded. There is no way, as an investor and not a clicker in these sites
, that I'll spend online or offline income on promoting if my efforts are in vain. I have other sites that will give me that return that I can trust are sustainable
If you don't reward the investor class it will cost you
And the worst part is that it will be the poorest members on this site that will suffer! Why do you think I focus on them myself? This seems more like an act to skim the cream off the top and save a bunch of work but I could be wrong. Just remember. God blesses those who help the poor and he has no time for those who only think about serving the rich.
Now that may get my earnings punished all the more around here but as you see I don't really care any more. I'm sure I'll get by if not thrive