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As I’m always saying – not that it’s my original thought or something – when it rains it pours, and it’s as true online as it’s not at all when it comes to the weather. Let’s be honest, this saying is stupid on the literal level – thankfully, not every rain is a deluge or all of us might as well be called Noah. But the saying sure is true when you take it to another level and in this manner it has never been more true than today.
Sieving through all the e-mails, news, updates, upgrades, scandals and controversies of last week, I cannot help wondering: why now? Is it just the natural course of things or is it something in the January water that makes people go crazy? Over the years I’ve mastered my personal theory that if something can go wrong, it will go wrong in January or September. It’s a whole huge dogma and I won’t bother you with all the juicy – albeit slightly insane – arguments, but believe me: it’s so on this time...
NEW PROGRAMS: NOBOX, SOL-R ENERGY, 72 BUSINESS, AD SOLID
As you should know by now, there’s nothing Money-Monitor appreciates more than transparency. That is why NoBox is a no brainer: an interesting program that is as far from anonymity as possible: founded by Karlo Marek of Santiago, Chile who has been an active InvestNote blogger for a couple of years, NoBox can pride itself in something more than a catchy name, a good slogan
(“Don't think outside the box...Think like there is No Box”)
and a well-designed website. First of all, it’s a hybrid that combines the idea of a HYIP, surf and ad platform. What’s more, the program’s “structure produces continuously revenue for the members” with some kind of an insurence scheme, that is a revenue-security holdback which is possible thanks to “banner ads, surf premium ads, text ads, affiliate revenue, cash-backs and referral commissions produced by Karlo’s investnote links”. Provided that there’s enough money, a user gets 2% per day until they achieve the 180% ROI limit. Naturally, one can also upgrade the account (with $4.99 or $6.99 per month) and, by doing so, increase the ROI limit to 250%.
Each of the three membership offers gives one different opportunities:
- the Free Membership (minimum investment $5, non-returnable), the most basic one, requires daily surfing and limits the purchase of revenue packs to 200,
- No Box Subscription ($4.99 a month) also requires daily surfing, but there is no limits as to how many packs you may buy, and you can “advertise 10 websites, receive 15 credits for premium ads (3 per day), receive 5 credits for manual ads (watch minimum 5, maximum 50 ads a day)”,
- while NoSurf Subscription, as the name suggests, doesn’t require any surfing and gives one the opportunity to advertise 25 websites.
Another interesting No Box feature is called “cash back” which is a manually processed system that allows for a higher than usual affiliate commission for products from selected partners. At the moment No Box accepts LR, PM, EgoPay and STP.
Hybrids seem to be in fashion right now, since another newly founded program is one as well: AD Solid, a mix of HYIP, surf and ad platform. To add to this, AD Solid definitely got the security memo as it uses Staminus’ services, a unique script and SSL Thawte certificate. This Panama-registered program created in December 2012 not only offers a nice online experience with a pleasantly constructed website, but also five different investment plans:
Gold, Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby and Diamond. Although the names are so “been there, done that”, the plans are adequately sufficient: in 150 business days one can earn from 1.2% to 2.1% daily by investing $10-$50,000.00 of returnable deposit, which can be further compounded. What’s also important, payouts up to $50 are instant and every dollar we invest gets us 50 ad credits. AD Solid accepts LR, PM, EgoPay and STP.
While not a hybrid per se, Sol-R Energy is also into the hybrid business, but in an entirely different way. Sol-R Energy – as you may have already deduced and that is basically all you can do since not much can be found on the Worldpro Limited company either way – is all about the renewable energy, namely “the energy that comes from the most powerful source that exists in our solar system today: The Sun”.
Since it all sounds vague, to say the least, let’s concentrate on what’s more tangible and that is the plans: there are three to choose from, all of them last 90 days, offer compounding and a returnable principal, Dawn ($10-$1,499.99, 2.2% daily profit), Sunrise ($1,500-$9,999.99, 2.5%) and Solar Noon (from $10,000, 2.7% daily).
Payments are instant, but you can use only STP or EgoPay. The website is truly not revolutionary, as a matter of fact “simplistic” is the expression one may use to describe it, but it’s secured with AlphaSSL and can be considered rather user-friendly.
Last, but not least, the only program from the new ones with a WAITING status, 72 Business. Regrettably, 72 Business is not one of the transparent ones and not much can be said about its creators or whereabouts (a whois search leaves us with a US server location, the support gives us a Hong Kong address), but it still remains a rather interesting option. A long-term investment commitment (120 days) in small and medium enterprises that pays from 1% to 1.3% a day (“Interest payment schedule every Monday to Friday”) with a minimum $50 deposit that can be withdrawn upon maturity (“deposit cancellation, available at 25% fees”). The appealing website, together with a unique script and a refreshing business idea make for an unusual combination. However, the program solely LR and PayPal, which is rather disappointing given that PayPal may be used “for withdrawal method only” and you have to wait for at least $10 to withdraw the money. Not to mention the fact that the whole process is done manually, which means a 24 hour wait.
UINVEST: NEW PROJECT, NEW CHART
As it is known to do, UInvest has recently introduced another project, this time it’s a Slovakian honey processing and marketing company that was founded in 2007. It is in need of $552,000 in order to upgrade the now “totally basic” equipment, such as a heating room or pumps. What’s more, the company plans on expanding into the retail packaging business, which would also entail expanding abroad as there are talks of negotiations with companies in Austria and Slovenia. The project started on January 18, there are over 60 shares left as of now and each costs $800,00 and monthly earnings are estimated at $115.20.
UInvest has been busy also when it comes to its website and, one may say finally, a “new user-friendly chart has been implemented” to “graphically reflect daily number of credit transactions per the status”, excluding those that have been cancelled. Also, UInvest now welcomes more than 20 payment systems, among which are standard wire transfers, cheques, EgoPay, LR, PayPal, but also direct payments to one’s VISA.
NUBCOYU’S SOCIAL MEDIA REVOLUTION
Nubcoyu went all SM on its users, which means that as of now social media is its “mainstream support system and communication”. You are now encouraged to “send Nubcoyu messages about any issues you might have, and those will be addressed notably faster than other means”. However, existing and new support tickets “will still be answered”, but you have to expact some delays “due to heavy spamming”.
On another note, Nubcoyu is now expanding the access to the program worldwide and Facebook Nubcoyu groups are now “available for anyone to join”. What’s more, one can get to know everybody since thanks to Facebook you can easily access each group’s “leader or ambassador” and “[m]ost of them are also available on Skype, too”, which makes them more than accessible.
OTHER NEWS: STABILICO, PFU, STRAVIA
Stabilico has increased the minimum deposit to $100.
Professional Forex Union has added the option of depositing and withdrawing funds via Western Union.
Stravia has been under attack and was forced to “take the site offline for several hours”. As a result, its BlackLotus DDoS protection has been upgraded to “the highest level available” and, consequently, may now load “a bit slower than usual” or even “might fail to load” at all. If so, the admin advises you to “retry accessing the site several minutes later”. To add to this, some withdrawals may be handled manually if the server’s “too busy to handle the request”.
GOLDENARIUM VS. OILOFASIA CONTROVERSY
There’s nothing like a showbiz spat and what we witnessed last week between Goldenarium and Oil of Asia is as close as the online business gets to such a treat. It all started with the claim that some of Goldenarium’s clients
“pointed out that there is a site known as oilofasia.com that is FALSELY telling that they have some kind of relationship with Goldenarium”.
As a result, Goldenarium denied any such rumors by stating that it is “ABSOLUTELY FALSE” and – to make it even more juicy – that as far as Goldenarium is aware “oilofasia.com is a SCAM”.
What’s more, Goldenarium dug deeper and found that according to Oil of Asia’s terms and conditions, “oliofasia.com is not available to the general public and is opened only to the qualified members of goldenarium.com” and that “the use of this site is restricted to our members and to individuals personally invited by them”, which would make the two programs seem as intertwined as possible. As one may deduce from the heated statement, Goldenarium denies any such connection with OoA, going as far as claiming that it is “a LIE” meant to “steal Goldenarium’s clients and their money by pretending that they have some kind of relationship with Goldenarium”.
To top it all off, an e-mail sent by someone disguising themselves as Goldenarium has been supposedly circling the Internet and spreading false rumours that Goldenarium is giving out bonuses, to be exact ‘$260.00 within 24hrs”, which can be accessed if one uses a provided link. What does Goldenarium say to that? “Goldenarium never sent that message so please just delete it and don't click on the link”.
One didn’t have to wait long for a response from Oil of Asia and it’s something that could have been easily foreseen: “after receiving several notices from our members about recent blackmail by scam program called Goldenarium, I decided to make an announcement. We are not connected with this scam project and their claims that we said that we are related with them are totally false”. In this typical case of I said-he said, Oil of Asia denies any connections with Goldenarium on the same basis that Goldenarium renounces OoA – by saying that “they are just a cheap scam” and are just “trying to get some attention by blackmail”. What’s your take on this little scandal?
WBRIGHT’S TAKE ON PROFITCLICKING’S WITHDRAWAL SYSTEM
“Several months of beta testing of the program's software, glitch after glitch, excuse after excuse, it's been a rocky ride. The system to deposit fresh money into the program works flawlessly. You can instantly deposit funds. When it comes to withdrawing the system has been in beta testing since day 1 and it isn't working and not working as advertised by the promoters.
PC has 2 withdraw systems: the regular queue and the bucket system. The regular queue used to pay out withdraw requests in 7-10 days in the beginning. Over time it grew to a month, then 2 months and now the queue has stopped paying out completely. If one uses the bucket system, you have to keep requesting hundreds of times to get a request in, if you are lucky. The only people for whom the buckets work well are the program's admins, mods, trainers and hyip monitors as they get priority access. The regular members have to sit in front of the screen trying all day over and over. I personally try a couple hundred times per day. The last time I was able to successfully get a request from a bucket was December 8. For the last 6 weeks I have been unable to get a withdrawal from any bucket.
Repeated complaints to support have gone unanswered. PC simply states that the system is a beta version and that most members are getting paid. If you read all of the member complaints on Facebook and the MMG forums you know it is not true. I have emailed Doc twice and asked that he update us about this problem during his weekly calls but he has failed to do this. The program has all but ignored the problem, PC's entire focus is to bring in new members at all cost.
The best thing for PC to do before the word of them not paying spreads all over the net is for them to dump the unfair bucket system and go back to paying via the queue in order in which the request was received. No favoritism to admins, mods, trainers or hyip monitors. Everyone needs to be paid fairly. If the cash flow won't allow them to pay fairly the way it is then lower the daily limit or create a weekly withdraw limit. Everyone being able to withdraw something is better than a small number of people being able to withdraw a higher limit.
What Money-Monitor can say to that is that the aforementioned problems unfortunately are not something we haven’t heard before. Thus, Wesley’s piece was forwarded by us to PC and here’s the answer we received: “You have been heard! In a continued effort to ensure that your Profit Clicking experience continues to improve steadily, our Executive team has met with, and listened to some of our top earners. Among the many suggestions offered we have decided to implement several of them at this time. We are happy to say your withdrawal requests are on their way!”. To add to this, according to PC’s letter, “withdrawal requests will be soon processed more efficiently” and “will process up to $100 per day per Payment Processor”. However, in order to “begin implementing this strategy”, PC has to reset the current Withdrawal Queue and return the money to your online wallet.
If you think you can now celebrate the changes, not to mention the timely and thorough response to a client’s complaint, think again. Soon after, PC changed its mind and removed that news update. Moreover, in the conference room they are now saying that the message “was sent prematurely” and that PC is not “ready to implement the changes yet”. We definitely don’t feel like “we’ve been heard” now...
Stay safe and let’s hope this abundance of news continues...