Although it may sound crazy, amigos, it seems that online money making programs and websites are just as prone to being fashion victims as regular people.
Have you noticed that? The color schemes, the logos, the way the page is designed, the usage of tutorial videos: it’s usually all the same at the same time. It’s rather easy to decipher the online fashion code but what usually remains unfathomable is the reason why. Maybe, just like regular fashion, online fashion heavily relies on seasons?
For example, the colder it gets the more basic the design remains? Or, the other way round, the warmer it is outside, the more colorful and baroquesque the website becomes? I shall ponder this extremely important issue, but for now let's concentrate on today's protagonist, AD Solid.
First of all, the basics: ad-solid.com is little over a month old, the domain was bought on December 2012 and expires within three years. Unfortunately, that's all the necessary information one may get since the data are secured by Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc. and the "About Us" section is, well, underdeveloped at best.
To start with, it's rather hard to find it since one has to scroll waaay down to discover the "About the Project" part, a.k.a. About Us. Once there, a potential investor gets all the cliches at once:
"the project AD-Solid.com is created with two goals: the first goal is to enable advertisers to promote their products and services to a clearly defined audience - investors in the Internet. The second goal is to enable investors to participate in profitable medium-term programs and with their investments to help develop the site and increase its audience".
Is everything clear? I thought so. If you're still looking for some hard fact, you may find them -- again -- at the bottom of the page, under "Our Location": "at present our company is in the process of legal registration in the Republic of Panama. Address: Suite 1208-B, 12th Floor Tower, Torre de Las Americas, Punta Pacifica, Panama City, Panama. E-mail: email@example.com Helpdesk: support.ad-solid.com Tel.: 507.836.6031". Now, that's what I call information.
As you may have guessed from the introduction, I am not really impressed with the website. Don't get me wrong, it's just fine, but it's so "been there, done that". The logo is somewhat out of date, but OK nevertheless. The page is, however, well-secured: it uses Staminus’ services, a unique script and Thawte SSL certificate (valid from 1/9/2013 to 1/10/2015). On the other hand, the page may be secure but it's not safe.
However, if you are one of those people who get aggressive when they have to see a youtube "how to" video upon visiting a new page, there's a surprise for you here. Thankfully, AD Solid's tutorial is not the unbelievably annoying kind with default sound on, but it may get somewhat tiresome after a couple of times. When it comes to the registration process -- it's pretty intuitive and easy, but you need to give your full name. To add to this, one may start to think that AD Solid wants people to really earn being a member: again, you have to search for the "Log in" , which is usually so easy to find since most programs actually want you to log in more than anything. Here, you must read the creator's mind to discover that it's hidden under "Office", but once you've done that it's really straightforward.
Amigos, here I am rambling about the background checks, design and registering and I haven't even explained what the program is all about. Let me correct my mistake: AD Solid is a hybrid of a HYIP, surf and ad platform. Or, as the creators put it, "product of AD-Solid.com is innovative product in the field of advertising and promotion of projects in the network. Our staff makes every effort to predict customer needs and meet the demand in booming advertising market. The company also maintains the highest level of service".
Ekhm, I think that cleared everything out, right? As far as the program goes, you can choose one of five different investment plans: Gold ($10.00-$499.99), Emerald ($500.00-$1,999.99), Sapphire ($2,000.00-$4,999.99), Ruby ($5,000.00-$24,999.99) and Diamond ($25,000.00-$50,000.00). Not original names, but easy to remember.
The main rules are that you can earn 1.2% to 2.1% for 150 business days by investing $10-$50,000 of returnable (even before maturity but it's rather costly: "when withdrawal asked in the first 60 days the fee is 50% of the current deposit, between 61-120 days it is 30%, in the period of 121-150 days it is 20%") and compoundable money.
As of the moment, AD Solid accepts Liberty Reserve, Perfect Money, EgoPay and Solid Trust Pay. A bank transfer may also be arranged upon request and "customers wishing to top up theirs accounts via bank transfer, may do so after receiving instructions from AD Solid's support team". What's also important is that payouts up to $50 are instant and, thanks to the program being a hybrid and all, every dollar invested translates to 50 ad credits and one "advertising credit on the average is 3 ad impressions". Also, AD Solid "accepts deposits over $1,000 not only through the bank. But at least in a bank, it's $1,000" and, according to AD Solid's representatives "there is also bankwire option available, however the minimum deposit here is $1000". Payments and charges are done on weekdays only.
Another important piece of information is that you can get "a larger profit" from your deposit, "depending on the financial state of the project", AD Solid pays a daily bonus "in the range 0...0.2%", which is actually rather hard to decipher. What's also rather amusing is that in order to receive such bonus "it (sic!) needs to attend a private office at least once a day", but one may guess that the "it" part is just a typo, albeit thoroughly entertaining. The important thing is, as AD Solid's representatives assure, "N daily growth rate of 0.002% on the deposit that you give up 22.35% gain for the entire period of investment".
I mean, the bonus goes somewhere? It's human? What's happening, amigos? Lastly, the totally understandable referral program: there are three levels and you earn 1%, 3% or 5% for referral deposits. What a relief, I actually get that! And do you, mis amigos?