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AllAdvantage 2.0 – Get Paid To Surf The Net

written by John Chow on November 22, 2006

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I can’t believe it! AllAdvantage is back! For those who don’t know, AllAdvantage was a site that paid you to surf the Internet. What’s more, it paid you when you refer other people to surf, and paid you again if those people referred other people – down four levels.

AllAdvantage 2.0 comes with a new name, AGLOCO, which stands for A Global Community. This time, the founders are doing things a bit differently. They said that AllAdvantage failed the last time because the timing, and not the concept, was bad. They may be right, and there is certainly nothing wrong with trying again. If they can sign up as many people as they did last time, and the advertising market doesn’t implode, I say they will have a success on their hands.

The AGLOCO Viewbar

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The Viewbar that is installed at the bottom of the browser is back but instead of paying a flat fee per hour like the last time, it will give you a share of income the Viewbar earns. In addition, that income may be paid in stocks as well as cash. This avoids the mistake of paying out more than they make, which was what AllAdvantage did.

The Viewbar features privacy protection, spyware protection, phishing protection, member IM and voice communications, RSS feeds, broadcast communication, community tips and other functions.

Sharing income with users is nothing new. Tons of sites and many revenue sharing forums do that already. What is unique about AGLOCO is their multi-leveling marketing model.

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When you run the AGLOCO Viewbar, AGLOCO will pay to you to surf the web (currently up to 5 hours/month). Once the five hours are up, you can turn the Viewbar off until next month. However, you also make money on every hour for people you referred when they surf, and income is made for every hour for people they referred down to 4 levels. There is no cap on how much you can make because of this.

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According to the AGLOCO member calculator, if you sign up 10 people and those referrals sign up 5 people, and those sign up five all the way down the 4 four levels, you would earn 9,767.50 per month! However, before you start doing jumping jacks, that figure is not a dollar amount – it reflects earnings in both cash and stock of the company. The stock price has yet to be determined.

AGLOCO plans to be a 100% member owned company. The amount of shares you own is based on how many members you refer. The company will share advertising and affiliate revenues with its members. Company management will gets 10% of revenue as their fee for running the place. The remaining amount will then be distributed to company shareholders (the members). The amount you make is based on how many shares you own, which in turn is based on how many people you refer.

Before AllAdvantage died with the dot com crash, I signed up over 10,000 people and made over $25,000, so I know the concept does work. Will I be able to make $25,000 from AGLOCO? That remains to be seen but I’m looking forward to trying. This looks like another case study in the making!

Once you sign up you will be given a user ID. Use this ID to sign up other people. The easiest way to do that is the put the ID into the URL. For example. http://www.agloco.com/r/BBBB0743 is my URL. Just replace the BBBB0743 with your ID and you’ll get credit for all signs from your link.

You can sign up for AGLOCO here.

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{ 58 comments }

Matt S November 22, 2006 at 2:33 pm

Ill sign up john. Is there at all a downside to this other than the advertising bar? I am sure that I can get a ton of referrals.

Stephen November 22, 2006 at 2:58 pm

Money Train 2.0! LOL!

Jason Drohn November 22, 2006 at 3:17 pm

I signed up as well using your code. Thanks for the tip John!

Michael November 22, 2006 at 3:40 pm

Well, considering that nearly every website you visit — john chow dot com included — has plenty of ad space already, an extra bar on the bottom certainly will not be any more of a bother. And if you can rake in $25k in the process, why not?

Daniel November 22, 2006 at 3:42 pm

This look to me like a bad sign for the industry.
Habits die hard specially the bad ones.

Gustav Mörtberg November 22, 2006 at 3:50 pm

I might very well give it a shot! :) Thanks for the information!

Josh Kaufman November 22, 2006 at 3:54 pm

When I was in high school (1998-1999) I used to use the All Advantage Viewbar. I remember getting a few checks in the mail for $20 or $30 before they went under.

I signed up with your referal code. Thanks for the info.

StrangeProgress November 22, 2006 at 4:00 pm

Memories…… memories….

I signed up a few friends and associates back in 2000 I think – managed to bring in a few hundred before the bust.

Intriguing that they’re doing it again.

Jez November 22, 2006 at 4:04 pm

Hi,

Anyone know:

If this this slows your internet access down?

Whether it un-installs ok if you dont like it?

What the quality of searches is like?

HMTKSteve November 22, 2006 at 4:11 pm

OK… So how do they make the money?

Ryan November 22, 2006 at 4:17 pm

I signed up under your referral code. I’m thinking that this is a bad sign. Dot Com Bubble 2 crash soon?

John Chow November 22, 2006 at 4:23 pm

HMTKSteve – They make money the same way we do, with advertising and affiliate programs. The management takes 10%, the rest goes back to members in the form of cash and stock payouts.

Jane January 21, 2007 at 8:20 pm

Have you noticed any downsides to being a member?

Any signs of overextending themselves by only taking in 10%?

This sounds like a great opportunity for members.

Tejpal November 22, 2006 at 4:33 pm

Hey John,

Thanks for the great info! I Signed up using your code!

Brad November 22, 2006 at 4:44 pm

Am I really that stupid or can you not download the toolbar?

Gdog November 22, 2006 at 4:46 pm

Oh man, AllAdvantage was the best. Does “Jiggy Mouse” ring a bell for anyone?

John Chow November 22, 2006 at 4:48 pm

Brad – The Viewbar is a limited beta at this time and is not available to everyone. Agloco just started like a day ago. We’re on the ground floor. Use this time to build up the network and get people sign up so when the Viewbar comes out of beta, you’re good to go.

Gdog – I think the technology has improved since then. I doubt the moving mouse will trick it anymore. :)

HMTKSteve November 22, 2006 at 4:51 pm

So… They make money when members “click on the ads” ???

Why does that just sound so wrong?

John Chow November 22, 2006 at 5:13 pm

I think they will be using combination of CPC, CPM and CPA advertising. More information will be reveal as the company prepares for a full scale launch.

HMTKSteve November 22, 2006 at 5:15 pm

Don’t get me wrong, I signed up… I’m just curious how they make money…

Ian November 22, 2006 at 5:33 pm

HAha John I almost sent you an email earlier in the day to tell you about this and to sign up using my code if you hadn’t already heard about it. Then I changed my mind and figured for sure you knew all about it already.

John Chow November 22, 2006 at 5:56 pm

Ian – You should have sent it because I only got the email about it today. Now that person gets the credit for signing me up.

Brad November 22, 2006 at 6:03 pm

If I put in a link this:
http://www.agloco.com/r/agloBBBB1332

The refer box says “AGLOBBB1332″. Does that work?

If I put this:
http://www.agloco.com/r/BBBB1332

The refer box totally goes away. Do you think that means it’s already registered my referral or it just didn’t work? So confused.

John Chow November 22, 2006 at 6:10 pm

The first link will not work. Your referral ID is not AGLOBBB1332, it’s BBB1332.

The second link will work because I see referralCode=BBBB1332 in the URL once you land.

Brad November 22, 2006 at 6:25 pm

Excellent, thank you Mr. Chow. You’re a hero to a lot of us out there.

Trevor November 22, 2006 at 7:04 pm

Hey I got BBBB1337 :) what’s the odds of that ;) I remember the alladvantage and am building up a good referral list right now in ontario. Word is spreading fast ;)

Carl November 22, 2006 at 7:17 pm

John you know the only reason you or I made any money with All Advantage is because we were the first ones to post the “here’s how to cheat All Advantage” and “if you use this system, please use me as a referral”. Since ‘running a website’ wasn’t a common thing back then, we were one of the few who could put up a page like this on our hardware sites, even though it wasn’t exactly related.

Eventually AllAdvantage started kicking out cheaters, and then they died.

Unless you can find a way to cheat these guys, and be one of the first to tell people how to do so, I wouldn’t have high hopes for this.

Then again, I see you have a lot of ‘fans’ on your blog… so you should at least be able to get a few dozen first tier referrals. Looking at the comments here, people still don’t mind seeing more ads, if they can make a few dollars.

Good luck with this!

Terrence Thurber November 22, 2006 at 7:27 pm

agloco.com/r/ID works for referrals.

thurbs

MMA Blogger November 22, 2006 at 7:41 pm

OH man…I remember the good old days of All Advantage…and GoToWorld.com, and all those other PTS programs.

I smell cheat programs coming out very soon for AA again…

Jim Kukral November 22, 2006 at 8:29 pm

So what do they produce? Nothing? Think about this from another perspective.

Say you’re an advertiser that has paid for an ad on a website. Then someone who’s using this toolbar install comes along and is pushing a different ad to you.

It’s ok because they installed the toolbar? Tough s@## for the advertiser?

It’s a scheme, not a product/solution.

Think deep about this. As online advertising/blogging/media people, there is nothing good about someone overriding our paid ads and hard work.

John, you can send a message here. Are you ok with taking advantange of your strong list of readers just to make another quick buck?

Or are you ready to stand up for real internet businesses and the people who work hard to keep them going?

Your choice.

Nick November 22, 2006 at 10:30 pm

How long did it take to receive the confirmation email? I signed up 3 hrs ago with 2 different email and I haven’t receive the confirmation.

John Chow November 22, 2006 at 10:33 pm

Nick – Check your spam or junk mail folder. You should receive the sign up email right away.

Carl – AllAdvantage died because they were paying out more than they brought in. Even if everyone was doing it legit, they would still lose money and would have gone under. Technology has improved a lot since then so I doubt people will be able to cheat it much. And it’s only 5 hours a month that you need to run the Viewbar for. Anyone can do that. Also, they’re not going to make the mistake of paying more than they make again.

Jim – I don’t see your point. What do they produce? The same stuff an ad network produce – advertising. Many site already run multi-ads and more than one ad network. AGLOCO is just another one added to the list.

Nomar November 23, 2006 at 1:18 am

wow, i am going to try this out :) im on for making some money by surfing the web, i am lurking 3 hours a day on websites.. and am busy for 2 on my own…

can be a money maker for me

HMTKSteve November 23, 2006 at 3:30 am

I’m leaning more towards Jim’s point of view on this one.

John, do you want visitors to your web sites to click on YOUR affiliate links OR the affiliate links on their browser bar?

If this thing takes off you stand to lose money!

Jane January 21, 2007 at 8:26 pm

Has this come to be true since you first started AGLOCO John? Hopefully having the toolbar links hasn’t created a drop in your affiliate links. This is an interesting point.

Jim Kukral November 23, 2006 at 6:24 am

Let’s get this straight people, you don’t make money by surfing, you make money by your downline, in other words, how many people you get to sign up. That’s why this works for someone like John with a big list.

So answer this John. You sell ads on your site(s) right? Either Adsense or your own sponsorships. How do you think your advertiser feels about having their ad space losing importance, that they reserved alone for hard-earned money, because some outside influence is serving their own, possibly even competitors ads, on top of theirs?

Look at this hard people. It only works for you if you refer a ton of people. Just like a pyramid scheme, the winners are always the ones at the top who get the most people in.

John Chow November 23, 2006 at 10:03 am

Jim Kukral – How do you think your advertiser feels about having their ad space losing importance, that they reserved alone for hard-earned money, because some outside influence is serving their own, possibly even competitors ads, on top of theirs?

You know what’s worst than that? Not being able to even show the ads because users have ad blockers installed. 65% of Digg use them. Also, AGLOCO only pays for 5 hours a month of surf. After that, you turn the Viewbar off. That leaves your website free of “outside influences” for the remaining 715 hours. Wish I can say the same about ad block users.

As for referring a ton of people. The last time around, I know many who refer just a handful (unless you consider 10 a ton), but those referrals referred some and so on. Next thing you know, they got a decent size network that was making $100 a month.

And then there is always the possibility that you’ll sign up someone who will take this and run with it. So you never know. But this doesn’t cost anything (except you have to run a Viewbar for 5 hours a month) so the sales job is pretty easy.

HMTKSteve – It doesn’t matter which link they click on. We make money either way.

Mayo November 23, 2006 at 11:07 am

A Great LOCO(crazy person)

Well see… joined in! :)

Sunny November 23, 2006 at 12:15 pm

I signed up under you John. With your money making talent it’s most likely you will make alot more than $25,000.

Bill November 23, 2006 at 4:24 pm

I’m about to sign up under you too John.. you should do a post in a few months and let us know how much you end up making from all our referrals! :)

Jim Kukral November 23, 2006 at 9:20 pm

I only worry John that you’re promoting this out in such a manner just because you can make a buck. If your readers are cool with that, than I guess it’s fine with me too.

The other problem is that when a huge percentage of your readers never see more than a few bucks from this, which is what is going to happen because they won’t get a good downline going, then they’ll look back at you and maybe think differently about your brand and your intentions.

I’ll leave it at that. Good luck to everyone who tries this. I do hope it works for you.

David Mackey November 23, 2006 at 9:33 pm

I signed up for this, but the more I learn about it the more I think that it may be a success, but may fail to make individuals money. I haven’t seen any successful revenue sharing paid-to-surf programs in a long time. The return was always too low. Only those who sign up massive amount of users will profit off this one.

John Chow November 24, 2006 at 1:56 am

I look at it this way. How much time does this really cost you? If you already surf the net more than 5 hours a month then it’s really no time. How much dollar is this costing you? Zero. There are no membership or fees to pay. So even if you only make a few dollars at this, you still come out ahead.

Now if you’re one of the few who don’t surf the net more than 5 hours a month then there is a time commitment and you’ll have to decided if that time is worth the income it may make.

David Bradley November 24, 2006 at 8:13 am

Over on http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/11/paid-blogging-could-harm-your-google.html there’s some suggestion that paid blogging could harm your SERPs positions…allegedly a comment from Matt Cutts

Robert Armstrong November 28, 2006 at 11:46 am

Do any of you know if this will work on a mac? I see the screenshot they have of the viewbar is for IE, and I use Firefox on my mac (Got no PC that I use regularly).

Hopefully they do impliment some sort of multi-browser viewbar.

ME December 30, 2006 at 6:54 am

Hi! Sir John Chow

I would liike to ask your permission to post in my blog
this topic?
“AllAdvantage is Back! Getting Paid to Surf 2.0″
and of course with proper acknowledgement of you and the link of your site?

Thanks and more power to you.

John Chow December 30, 2006 at 11:44 am

ME – You have permission to use it if you’re part of my AGLOCO network. Otherwise, you can use it if you give full credit and link back to my site as the source.

Ismu Surizan January 2, 2007 at 7:47 pm

John,
have you received any check from them?
I would like to try this.

John Chow January 2, 2007 at 9:19 pm

No, the company is brand new and we’re still waiting for the viewbar. Right now, I’m using this time to build the network so we’ll be ready when the Viewbar is available for download in 4 to 7 weeks. However, once I get a check, I’ll post it.

Jane January 21, 2007 at 8:30 pm

I haven’t noticed a check up yet…I’m waiting to see a rather large number by the amount of people you connect with on this site.

adrian January 12, 2007 at 12:23 pm

How accurate is the calculator? According to the calculator, you make $5 for every first level referral and $2.5 for every second level referral. This is assuming that they all spend 5 hours online with the toolbar… And even so, the numbers could change at any time.

Nick Witkoski February 4, 2007 at 10:17 pm

I dont think the calculator is that accurate is it? I think they just want to add to the hype and get people excited about it. There is a disclaimer saying it is just for illustration purposes.

kolocoi February 2, 2007 at 7:30 pm

This is simply amazing tangina!!!. ill ask my mom and dad to register in this putangina company. just by surfing your earn money…

John February 4, 2007 at 10:07 pm

Yes indeed it is a cool way to earn money while surfing. How many people are surfing online everyday man!

John Tan

Steven February 11, 2007 at 11:19 pm

Hi there,

There is a good debate going on here. I think I also want to share my experience here. If you want to get involve in Paid-To-Surf, you must know when is time to exist! I guess most of the people like to makey FAST $$$ by going into Paid-to-surf, but how long is the company will last? We don’t know yet. Think about it? This is just like another 12DP, paid to surf & other autosurf companies that crashed last year. The 12DP which reported US nationwide in early 2006 sill remind a topic discussion from time to time between my friends. My advise to you, if you are really want to make $$$ here, don’t use your own $$$… Get out fast! And don’t treat it as long term income, there is none of these companies can survive more than 1 years.

Agloco 101 February 15, 2007 at 12:40 pm

So are you going to throw a big party for your network once you hit a certain number? If it makes as much money as I hope it does, I’ll spring for my own airfare, but drinks are ON YOU!

Michael Lewis February 21, 2007 at 8:39 am

You guys should know how the calculation of you income works. Click my name above for more info.

David June 8, 2009 at 2:28 am

Hi John

This has gone now no? The link just goes to a landing page

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