The Advertising Net v2.0 Review: Smaller matrix, same scam
The Advertising Net initially launched as an article directory attached to a ten-tier matrix cycler.
Operating as a Ponzi scheme, The Advertising Net required a constant influx of new affiliates to purchase matrix positions.
That of course didn’t happen, and so The Advertising Net eventually crashed.
Now with a new compensation plan, The Advertising Net was relaunched earlier this month.
Read on for a review of The Advertising Net v2.0.
There’s no information on The Advertising Net indicating who owns or runs the business.
The Advertising Net domain details were last updated back in 2012, indicating that Jim Perkins (right) is still in charge.
David Coxon, credited as The Advertising Net’s Technical Director also appears to still be involved.
A promo video featured on The Advertising Net homepage was uploaded to the YouTube account “BannerAdsPay” a month ago.
Other videos on the account promote BannerAdsPay, with a visit to the company’s website revealing to be a recruitment scheme.
BannerAdsPay affiliates are paid $50 per new affiliate they recruit, with $30 and $10 paid as residual commissions (also recruitment-based).
The BannerAdsPay website domain (“banneradspay.com”) was registered on the 11th of May 2015, with David Coxon listed as the owner.
If I didn’t know any better, I’d say BannerAdsPay flopping is what prompted the relaunch of The Advertising Net.
The Advertising Net Product Line
The Advertising Net initially launched without any retailable product or service, with the same true of the relaunch.
The article directory is still live on the website, with affiliates able to publish listings on it. Affiliates can also display advertising on The Advertising Net website itself.
The Advertising Net Compensation Plan
The Advertising Net compensation plan has been condensed down to a single matrix, costing $99 a position annually.
The company now uses a 4×8 matrix, which places an affiliate on top of four positions (level 1):
The second level of the matrix is made up of sixteen positions (four positions for every position on the first level), with each subsequent level multiplying the previous level’s positions by four.
Each filled position in the matrix represents a recruited affiliate, with positions filled either via direct recruitment or the recruiting efforts of a The Advertising Net affiliate’s upline or downline.
For every affiliate recruited into the matrix (either directly or indirectly) throughout levels 1 to 7, a The Advertising Net affiliate is paid $10.
Note that certain levels of the matrix must be unlocked as follows:
- level 1 to 3 – pay $99 to join The Advertising Net
- level 4 – recruit at least one affiliate
- level 5 – recruit at least two affiliates
- levels 6 and 7 – recruit at least three affiliates
Level 8 appears to only be unlocked if an affiliate recruits at least four affiliates within fourteen days of paying their $99 fee.
If a The Advertising Net affiliate meets this qualification, they are then paid $5 per position filled on level 8 of their matrix.
Joining The Advertising Net
Affiliate membership with The Advertising Net is tied to the purchase of a $99 matrix position.
This fee qualifies a The Advertising Net affiliate to earn commissions for 12 months, with the fee again payable at the end of this term.
Albeit greatly simplified over the original twelve-tier cycler mess, The Advertising Net is still a recruitment-driven scheme devoid of retail sales activity.
The opportunity revolves around recruiting new affiliates, who pay $99 and to qualify to earn commissions when subsequent affiliates are recruited and pay the same fee.
As such 100% of the commissions paid out are tied to recruitment, meaning The Advertising Net is operating as a pyramid scheme.
The original incarnation of The Advertising Net kicked around for a while but inevitably collapsed, leaving those stuck with positions in its matrix cycler out-of-pocket.
Reboot schemes rarely last anywhere near the life-span of the original, meaning The Advertising Net’s matrix is likely to stall much faster this time around.
Once again, anyone who fails to recruit enough new affiliates into the scheme will lose out.