Why do I have to pay to be paid?

Why do I have to pay to be paid? Free members are the backbone of any TE or Viral Mailer. Without them the program would not last long. Yet they are treated as second class citizens. On some sites the free members can be offered and claim cash prizes, but until they upgrade/pay they cannot cashout. Why? This is really unethical and wrong. Those same free members are producing the majority of your traffic.

Here is a post by Randy Howard on the same subject.

“Enough is Enough…

Okay – I have tried to be nice about this. I have tried to encourage owners of Traffic Exchanges & Viral Mailers to stop enticing members at their systems with cash prizes just to encourage them to be active and then having a payout policy that does not allow FREE members to include those cash prizes in their payouts.

This is unethical and bad business. The only ones that are being hurt by this practice are the members who continue to use and support those owners who are doing nothing more than ripping them off.

Yes I may tarnish my name and cause a lot of owners to not like me, but it’s worth it if it gets these type of systems offline.

Read the Terms of Service, FAQ’s, Commission section, and the members home page for a systems payout policy. If it’s not listed anywhere on the website – contact the owner and ask for them.

You have been warned and if you use or continue to use systems that supports these practices you are only encouraging the continued use of this practice. The only way to get these owners to change is to STOP USING and STOP PROMOTING them until they change their policy or they are forced out of business.

Boycott any Traffic Exchange or Viral Mailer that does not take care of you and the other members.

Remember – you are spending your time and effort to make these owners money and you are getting nothing in return.

It’s all up to you as a member – if you do nothing – nothing will change.

I know that a lot of owners are in this chat were not at all to pleased with me the last post I made about Boycotting systems… to bad I am not here to win a popularity contest – but provide members an ethical business model that they can use to earn with and if you are one of the owners who are offended by this message and have these policies at your sites – this is directed at you.”

Lets hear your feelings on this.





Guess what? Purple Tiger Blog now has Zubees! Woohoo!

What are Zubees? Well Zubees are part of a reward program that gives out daily coins….silver worth 125 Zubees, gold worth 250 Zubees and diamond worth 1000 Zubees. They can be found at Traffic Exchanges, PTC’s, Blogs,…etc. Each coin if available on that site can be claimed once a day. Right now the silver coin can be claimed here at Purple Tiger Blog and the gold coin can be claimed once for subscribing to my blog. Already a member…well leave me a comment on this post and I will send you that gold coin worth 250 Zubees. That brings me to the diamond Zubee, Not sure how I will use it yet but it will be added soon. There are many ways to add bonuses to the value of those coins so that coins with bonuses are worth more than face value. There is a surf party where you surf three sites and every 57 pages at all three gets you a 3 day 5% bonus. You can earn that bonus 10 times per day for a total of 50% added per day. Since they are 3 days in duration you can be getting a 150% bonus for all the coins you claim. Team bonuses and purchase bonuses can also add to the bonus total. The Zubees then can be used to purchase items in the marketplace at ZubeeZone or exchanged for cash. So go and check out ZubeeZone to find out what Zubees are all about.


Taking Earned Money for Inactivity

When an affiliate does the work, they should be paid for that work. For an owner to take that money after a period of inactivity is just plain wrong. Yes, I know your TERMS say that you can and the affiliate agrees to it, but it is unethical and wrong. The term of inactivity can be anywhere from 10 days to over a year as far as I’ve seen. The account is kept in place but all gained money, credits,..etc are confiscated. Why, it is not doing you any harm. They did the work and it is their money not yours. Why take someones money that they earned?



Spending Money Rant


This is a business. Do you know what that means? Well, it means that to make money you have to spend money. I will say that again to make money you will need to spend money, just like in any other business. There are no quick fixes or get rich quick schemes that really work.

CTP is in the playoffs of their team competition and there are grumblings of they only won because they spend more money. This is true, but where did that money go? In to CTP’s pockets? Well yes and no. CTP is in the business of selling products to help grow your business. They are offering some nice prize money to the winners. To do this they also need to make money. Another way to look at is did the teams waste money? No, that money went into promoting their business. It is very doubtful that very much would be spent if it was not going back in to the business.

Thought of the day: Spend money to make money.