Recently I have received several emails about programs that are touted as a new paradigm in Internet programs. These new programs are being called member-to-member programs. Here are excerpts from two such emails:
“Give yourself permission to make money easy, internet way!
BE A PART OF THE PARADIGM SHIFT THAT IS TAKING PLACE!
The whole program is managed for you! All you do is join!
No company....no matrix...no gifting....just plain and simple profit!
To receive information on how to get started - send an e-mail to....”
“The rules of Affiliate Programs have changed!
The new "member-to-member direct payment" business model is quickly changing industry. There is no reason to join another "company-based" program EVER again.
You no longer have to promote anything to earn $150 each and every week!
Still wishing you could make money easy way--- by doing nothing?
Wish No More!”
These new programs are like one level affiliate programs. Normal affiliate programs pay a percentage of sales to upline affiliate. They usually pay 25% to 50%. These new programs pay 100% of money to upline or sponsoring affiliate.
Another difference between new programs and old is that product offered by most of these new programs is a safelist, or a safelist and an ebook. As some of these programs cost $100 a day, it appears that safelist is only an attempt to legitimize program.
The first member-to-member program that I saw was Cash a Day, which cost $20 a month at entry level and $500 a month at highest level. Their product is a safelist and some ebooks. The section on their website that describes these products contains this information, “Now Please remember its not products (heck I could use this system to make money with a couple of packs of chewing gum). Focus on Income Plan...”.
The plan with Cash a Day is that you join for $20 a month and every one you sponsor pays you $20 a month. As you organization and income grows you move up to $50 a month level, then $100 a month level, and eventually $500 a month level. There is also a small administrative fee.
Another such program is My Tycoon Manager. With this program you join for $150 per week and program administrator guarantees that they will place two members under you within ten days, so that you will earn $150 per week. Their product is a safelist.
I have received emails on at least three other such programs, all of which resemble My Tycoon Manager. There are several problems with this type of program.