Friday, February 23, 2007

AGLOCO is not “Too Good to be True”

AGLOCO is not “Too Good to be True”

February 21, 2007 at 10:34 pm · Filed under About AGLOCO, Member Tools

I wrote a comment other day that addressed exactly the type of question Members sometimes get in trying to recruit others to AGLOCO, namely: “AGLOCO sounds too good to be true. Why am I getting paid without putting anything into it?” Here is the quote from my previous blog that answers this point:

Asad Khalid said,
“Well i have some concerns about AGLOCO. Though i badly want this to work, but it seems too good to be true. I can also recruit people into joining Agloco as its free. But this is the thing that worries me. Its hard to believe that you’re going to be paid without ‘investing’ or putting something in it.”
AGLOCO Official said,
If being “too good” is our only problem, I think we’re in great shape!

Joking aside, seeming “too good to be true” is probably the number one reason people DON’T sign up for AGLOCO. It seems strange to “get something for nothing.” The truth is, you’re not getting something for nothing. You’re giving the Viewbar a small share of your computer monitor, which we (and apparently many advertisers) consider extremely valuable. You are also choosing us as your partner for commissions, referrals, and fees accumulated through everyday browsing. So, instead of some other middleman making this money, AGLOCO makes it. We win, you win, and the advertisers/companies win for getting your business.

Also, if you decide to refer other Members and build the community, you get more because YOU have built the community and provided it with its most valuable resource: more Members. By providing value to AGLOCO, we provide value back to you for your efforts.

So, essentially, AGLOCO doesn’t cost you any money to join, but you are “putting something in it” to reap the returns AGLOCO will provide you. If it’s worth it to share about 3/4-inch of your screen with the Viewbar and possibly to take the time and effort to build our network, you have earned every cent of your AGLOCO payout.

Value Proposition 1: You have Viewbar on screen, we pay you for it.

Having a Viewbar on your screen while you are actively browsing the Internet offers benefits to AGLOCO, advertisers, and Internet companies. The internet advertising industry is booming, as companies are trying many different ways to get their information in front of your eyes. As such, every inch of real estate on your screen is valuable (as demonstrated by the “million dollar homepage” last year). The Viewbar will show a targeted text ad, and advertisers are more than happy to pay AGLOCO for the opportunity to put that in front of you.

Another reason you get paid is because having an active Viewbar on your screen means that you are asking AGLOCO to be your commission partner. Many things you do on the internet make money for middlemen without you realizing it. AGLOCO never requires Members to do any of these things, but activities such as joining communities (such as eBay and MySpace), searching (such as on Yahoo and Google), downloading free software (such as Adobe Acrobat), and making purchases (such as on Orbitz and, will in many cases generate money for a middleman. By having an active Viewbar on your desktop, you designate AGLOCO to be your middleman. This makes AGLOCO money and, in return for that, AGLOCO pays you back. So, in that way, having an active Viewbar on your screen makes you money for doing what you would ordinarily do.

Value Proposition 2: You build the network, we pay you more.

I talk about this a little in a previous post:

Why does AGLOCO use a referral system?
“The most valuable part of AGLOCO is its Members. By referring others to AGLOCO, you provide them with value and for that, AGLOCO thinks you should get some of that value you provide.

It makes sense. Think about YouTube. The first, most active users were on the site when the software was buggy and there were few videos available, but their Membership (and referrals to others) is what made the site a success. When it was sold for $1.65 billion, how much of that did these first users see? Nothing. With the AGLOCO referral system, Members get more for building the network.”

Should you choose to build the network, you are ‘sticking your neck out’ to build the community and make it valuable. You are ‘paying’ with your time and effort, as well as risking your reputation, in convincing the people you know to join AGLOCO. You know that it could fail. If it does, you have spent a lot of time working for nothing in return, and you might look a little silly to the people you referred into the system. Not everyone is willing to take that risk.

However, for those who do take that risk, there will be significant rewards if AGLOCO succeeds...

...from the Agloco company blog

If you are still reading this and still believe in your future on the
internet, go sign up at Agloco now. Be a difference maker. This will succeed and I will be a part of it. I bought some business cards, and will be starting a website mainly for this program. I have three blogs now and I have been on the internet marketing scene for almost three years. I will cross promote this with adsense and other publisher programs . I don't have a big list so this will truly be grass roots for me.
Let me say that there are people with over 5000 recruits and more; more power to them. I have two direct recruits and am already in the top 45% ! One Agloco member, has only 80 direct referrals and over 1500 total. Yes the company pays like a 1/4 share infinity wide and four level deep. Bill Gates is behind the concept as well; of paying users for their feedback. The viewbar operates seemlessly in the background; similiar in a way to Google's Adsense publisher's program. Agloco is discussed some more at this site

I remember providing feedback way back when the Firefox browser was in true beta, FF .8 and .9 versions. At 2.0 now, this browser has taken over more than 100 million users from Internet Explorer. Different web 2.0 applications such as video sites and social networks are enabling better connectedness . Tagging is hot, and everyone from Delicious to downloader applications etc. are sharing and bookmark by tagging . The internet changes very rapidly, and it's for the better. Head over to Agloco...
catch the wave. This may out to be like buying shares of Ma Bell in the 60's for pennies on the dollar. Then just tell your friends, preferably your college kids who may decide to get a huge list just for shizzle and giggles. You too, bro and sis.


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