You Rank In The Top 0.03% Of All Members

I was checking my AGLOCO stats today and noticed a new stat that shows where you rank among the membership (if you don’t know what AGLOCO is, go here for an explanation). According to the new feature, I am ranked in to top 0.03%. What does this mean? The easiest way to explain it is with a few examples.

The 0.03% is affected by the number of people you sign up and tells where you rank among the AGLOCO population. If we assume that AGLOGO has 10,000 members, I would be among their top 3 members with the most referrals (10,000 X 0.03% = 3). If AGLOCO has 100,000 members, I would be one of their top 30 members (100,000 X 0.03% = 30).

Another way to express this is by flipping the number upside down. By being in the top 0.03%, I am doing better than 99.97% of the AGLOCO population. Likewise, I can say that 0.03% of the AGLOCO population is doing as well as me.

I did some checking with other AGLOCO members to get an idea on how the membership is doing. One member has 5 direct and 2 extended referrals and is in the top 3.56%. Another has 10 directs and 3 extended and is in the top 2.25%. A member with zero sign ups is in the top 15.97%. This last one requires more explanation.

Being in the top 15.97% means you’re doing better than 84.03% of the population, which sounds good. The only problem is, you can’t do worst than signing up zero. That means you are part of the 84.03%. In other words, 84.03% of the AGLOCO population has signed up nobody. Sounds bad, doesn’t it? Not at all.

This is a classic example of the 80/20 rule, which states that 20% of the population produces 80% of the results. In almost every field you can imagine, the 80/20 rule applies. On the Internet, 80% of the website owners make next to nothing, 20% make money. If you own a manufacturing business, you’ll discover that 80% of your sales comes from 20% of the customers. If you were to break down Google’s biggest publishers, you’ll find that the top 10 accounts for nearly half of Google’s income. In a nutshell, the 80/20 rule means most of the results are produced by a minority.

The cool thing about the 80/20 rule is you can choose which side of the fence to be on. You don’t need to be born into it, marry it, inherit it, or win it (but that does help). It’s all attitude. Do you want to be part of the 20% that makes things happen or part of the 80% that wonder what happen?

The fact that over 80% of AGLOCO members signed up nobody means you’re not in as much competition as you first thought. This was the same with AllAdvantage. The majority of the population signed up nobody and just ran the toolbar to make some pocket change (or plan to promote it “some day”). The same thing will happen to AGLOCO – most AGLOCO members will make very little while a small percentage will make a lot. This is true no matter what venture you’re in. It’s been stated that my blog makes more money than 99.9% all blogs on the Net. It’s probably true.

If AGLOCO (or the Internet) was a game of chance, then the odds are really stacked against you. However, this isn’t a game of chance. What you make online is directly determined by what you produce. The people who do the work are the ones who will be reaping the rewards. That applies to everything in life.

Oh, for those wondering, to be ranked in the top 0.03% of AGLOCO requires 1,400 people to sign up.

41 thoughts on “You Rank In The Top 0.03% Of All Members”

1. Ed Lau says:

I’m in the top 0.9%

2. Nick says:

Top 0.55% here, with 77 referrals.

1.94% here! Incredibly funny to be ranked so well. I don’t have many people.

4. Lynx says:

Looks like the whole thing has flopped to me. If you’re in the top 0.03% with 1400 – which in the scheme of things isn’t very much. Id estimate less than 100,000 people have signed up in total. That number will fall dramatically once 99% of the users make little or no money.

Also, promoting the fact Algoco only realistically makes money for the owners and top 1% isn’t a big incentive for your readers to use the service.

Agloco closure 2 is imminent im sure.

5. Nick says:

I tend to agree with you Lynx. I already stopped promoting Agloco. They won’t even give as an estimate time on when the toolbar will be available. Probably a lot of my rectuirets already forgot about Agloco. I am not going to waist my time on advertising anymore.

6. Michael Kwan says:

I have one direct referral and I rank… (drum roll please)

“You rank in the top 9.96% of all members”

7. John Chow says:

Lynx – The Company is less than 3 weeks old. Going from zero to less than 100K members in that short time is pretty fast growth. In addition, my 0.03% ranking is a moving target. Sure, it can be done with 1400 right now, but I need to keep building if I wish to maintain it because other top affiliates won’t be standing still.

I’m not giving an incentive for readers to use the service. I’m just stating facts. 99% of you won’t make a living on the internet, much less AGLOCO. Does that mean you shouldn’t brother trying? For some, that is exactly what it means.

AllAdvantage got to over 10 million members before the Net crashed. Of that number, nearly 9 million didn’t sign up a single person. They just ran the toolbar and made a few bucks. AGLOCO is going to be the same way. To say that people will quit because they won’t see results is simply not true. 99% of the people on the net are not looking to get rich from it. And the truth of the matter is, anyone who runs the toolbar will see results, even if it’s only a buck or two a month. Because it doesn’t cost anything in money or time, you are in the black from the get go. Try doing that with any other business. There will be some who will uninstall because making a buck or two a month isn’t worth the “effort” of having a viewbar on for 5 hours a month. But that number will really small. Remember, AllAdvantage had 9 million with no sign ups yet the company continued to add 10’s of thousands everyday right up to the crash.

AGLOCO is no different than making money from blogging. There are 60 million blogs on the Net. How many make more than \$100 a month? 1,000? 10,000? Even if the number is 100,000 that’s still less than 0.17% of the Blogsphere.

Nick – Now is actually the best time to promote AGLOCO. Once the toolbar comes out, sign up will increase tremendously. Right now, you don’t have that much competition.

8. Bill says:

I try so hard to get people signed up but my problem isn’t with the unready viewbar. Everybody has some type of defense that it is a scam or some type of spyware. How do you get 1400 people to sign up so fast?

9. Lynx says:

I can see what you’re saying john. Im very suprised 90% of AllAdvantage users didnt sign anyone up. Although at the dot com crash the average user was more niave then they are now. The average person is very advert shy and will do anything to avoid them. Perhaps a few dollars will be enough to persuade them otherwise, perhaps not.

The figures arent looking good for Agloco at the moment and im sure the guys behind it all would have expected a far bigger signup initially – a few million atleast.

Add to that the fact the one thing they offer (the viewbar) isnt ready yet doesnt help either.

But hey, horses for courses and I can see this working on a smaller scale and making a decent amount for the top 1% – which you are clearly in – so goodluck with it all.

10. John Chow says:

Lynx – A few million in 2 weeks? Not even MySpace did that! When AllAdvantage started, they were expected 30,000 in 3 months. They got it in 3 week. I’m pretty sure AGLOCO is pass 30,000 already, and they done it without having a Viewbar yet. The net is a powerful tool but unless you have the budget of Google, no site can sign up a few million in 2 weeks. Hell, Google is still stuck at 250,000 AdSense publishers. Digg is 2 years old and has “only” 700,000 members, and you’re calling AGLOCO a failure because they’re not in the millions after 2 weeks? That’s some amazingly high standards. 🙂

Bill – I think you’re trying to too hard. The easiest way to kill the scam question is to say “A scam tries to take money from you. This pays you and cost nothing.” As for the spyware issue, send them to this page: http://www.johnchow.com/comment-from-ray-everett-church/

11. Gdog says:

I rank in the top 2.04% of all members…w00t!

12. Anita says:

Hey John –

In essence, this is popular because it is a pyramid scheme. It is currently following the meteoric rise that most pyramid schemes follow, and will almost certainly crash as well. AGLOCO comparing it to Digg or MySpace is a bit silly, it would be more appropriate to compare it to a chain letter or other classic pyramid schemes.

Users get the toolbar with the expectation of making some \$\$\$. The first month or two, you will probably do very well based on all your referrals. But after that first \$.22 check, the 80% that didn’t refer anyone will realize that watching ads to surf isn’t worth it. At that point, the race for replacement users starts, and the pyramid falls.

I realize AGLOCO would say “but the user doesn’t have to pay anything, therefore it can’t be a pyramid scheme”. Wrong. The user pays in time and convenience. To an advertiser, time is money, and the user is paying as such. This is why companies like NetZero failed … the average user eventually puts a higher price on their own time than the small amount that AGLOCO/advertisers are willing to pay for it.

Best of luck to you, I can’t wait to read your scathing reviews of AGLOCO in another 6 months 😉

Anita

13. Chris says:

John, once again a nice post. I recently stumbled across your site and it has become one of my favorites.

It maybe that I missed the point but I don’t understand why all of the comments are about AGLOCO. To me seemed the 80/20 rule was more important. I’ve been trying unsuccessfully to get my 18 year old nephew and niece to understand the concept and see why they would want to choose to be a be a member of the 20%. I’ll make sure to have them read this and hopefully the lights will turn on for them.

14. John Chow says:

Anita – I guess you were not around the first time. 80+% didn’t referred anyone in Alladvantage. The company still grew like crazy. Why? Because it cost no time or money. That seems to be something the a lot of people who think they know the Net fail to understand. But hey, I guess we’ll find out in six months. 🙂

Chris – Finally! No you did not miss the point at all! This post is all about the 80/20 rule and very little about AGLOCO. The 80/20 rules also applies to readers. You’re among the 20% who understood what this post was really about. 🙂

15. siong1987 says:

I am ranked 0.77% of all members. John, I love your reviews about Agloco.com. Actually, for me, Agloco costs no time and no money for me. Besides, it is better to join now rather than regret later.

16. Kiltak says:

I’m also on the top 0.9% with 41 referals..

You’re a lucky guy john, you’ve got a nice team working under you ;).. I can guess that almost everybody here signed up with you as a referral.

17. Christoph says:

It really looks like all the other pyramid schemes that have been around. In the beginning everyone is so blind … aehm, I mean enthusiastic and praises the system and how great it is. John Chow is moving from Internet Entrepreneuer to SCAM artist. Anita is right – let’s see the whining in 6 months ….

18. Craig says:

One person at the top and thousands at the bottom … yep, that’s a pyramid scheme! Just like all of those other pyramid schemes – General Motors, Microsoft, Proctor & Gamble … all pyramid schemes. I hate to break this to you Christoph & Anita, but every company in the world is built in a pyramid structure. I dare you to find me one that has 500,000 CEO’s at the top and 1 employee at the bottom. It’s efficient … get over it!

What makes a pyramid scheme a “scheme” is when the profits come from the members spending (ie sign up fees or purchases). All AGLOCO profits will come from third party advertising dollars, not from members spending. Anita – as for your comment about “paying in time”. When you go to work, what does your employer pay you for? “YOUR TIME”! Which is exactly what AGLOCO’s doing. The only difference between the company you work for and AGLOCO, is that AGLOCO members aren’t employees – they’re OWNERS!

19. Ed Lau says:

Me and John talked about this today and came to the conclusion that even if most people don’t sign up anyone and make a small amount of money, they are still unlikely to replace the AGLOCO toolbar. Why? Because there are people out there that use toolbars that don’t give them anything! We used the StumbleUpon bar as an example but I struggle to think of any advantage of using the Alexa bar or the Google bar or any other toolbar for that matter. So what’s worse about the AGLOCO one than any of the other bars out there. It’s a small amount of money but most people won’t bother replacing it since…well, there are people that actually use toolbars that are even more retarded.

We must keep in mind that we are in the vast minority as internet users who…well, aren’t stupid.

1. Jane says:

That’s a good point. It would be a great argument to tell friends when getting them to sign-up…it only makes sense.

20. I’ve got one direct referral and zero extended referrals and I currently rank at 10.16% of all members.

It will be interesting to see if anyone here is eating crow in six months and “whining” that they never seem to catch the breaks that other people do if AGLOCO does well.

Personally, that is why I signed up as I would rather be a member and attempt some promoting (doesn’t seem to have worked too well with only one referral) before it takes off. If it never does take off, what have I lost? I’ll take the chance as I want to be part of that 20%.

21. John Chow says:

I find it interesting that some people can state so matter-of-fact things about AGLOCO, yet they have no experience with it. These people were never in AllAdvantage, didn’t sign up 10,000+ people or made \$25,000 from it like I did. Yet they come on here and tell you it won’t work. Who do you believe? Someone who has never done it, or someone who has? Would you rather learn from the top 0.03% or the bottom?

You know what the funny thing is? These are the same people who will congratulate me for making \$2K+ a month on my blog. They have no problem with my blog making money off the readers. Let’s face it, no readers, no money.

However, when I show a way for everyone to profit, some people are screaming, “You’re trying to make money off your readers!” Well, doh!

BTW Craig – Nice one on the job pyramid. I haven’t worked at a job for so long I’ve completely forgotten about it. To me, JOB stands for Just Over Broke.

1. Jane says:

I agree with you John. I think it’s easy for people to say how things won’t work or identifying all the things that are wrong with AGLOCO… That type of mentality is what sets them apart from the top percent in any field or activity.

Kinda like the glass being half empty as opposed to half full.

22. Valerie says:

My rank states 0.06% last I looked. I have 56 or 57 direct refs. As of this moment, it looks like half a percent is about 60 directs.

Craig is correct.

23. Lynx says:

Ok John, I don’t believe you’re making unfair money off your readers, i dont think anyone even said that so I’m not sure where that came from. A referal is a referal, thats fair enough.

Like someone said, Agloco works like a chain letter, or a viral idea. The million dollar homepage got millions of views in the matter of weeks, this is what Algoco needed – in my opinion – to be successful for the masses.

Comparing agloco or milliondollarhomepage to myspace or digg is totally different. One is a viral idea, another is an internet way of life.

With refence to the 20/80 rule – i thought it was nearer the 1/99 rule. I heard somewhere that 99% of the worlds money is held by 1% of the population (probably wrong). I do agree that it is more of a choice for people which side of the line you are. Challenge yourself to be on the other side and put in some hardwork and it can happen. No one becomes a millionaire working for someone else.

24. Lynx says:

Just clicked one of the ads on pixelotto.com and guess where it took me?

Agloco!

And oh yes, it had a referal attached to the link – wasn’t you was it john =)?

25. Agloco Dude says:

I am ranked 1.14% with 29 referrals..
I thot its not that bad.. until i see John’s growth..

As someone who has setup a non biased views blog for Agloco, I think Anita’s point makes some senses. But John’s reply made a stronger stand.

Like he said, 6 months later, we shall see.

Fair and square.

Allan

26. John Chow says:

Lynx – No, that pixelotto ad is not me. I haven’t purchase any pixel but I am thinking about it. AGLOCO as a way of a life? Hmm, I guess it can be.

I’ve been talking to some old AllAdvantage members, telling them about AGLOCO and this one common theme keeps coming up again and again – those who were in AllAdvantage had nothing negative to say about it and would sign up instantly for AGLOCO. Why? Because there is zero downside and unlimited upside. How many opportunities have that feature?

AllAdvantage had over 10 million members. I dare anyone to find me a former AllAdvantage member who lost money, got ripped off, or say it’s a scam. You won’t find one.

27. Frank says:

I think that 3.52% with 5 direct and 2 extended is mine. I got mentioned on a big site, sort of :).

28. Raghu says:

Some thoughts on this ranking and AGLOCO in general on my blog.

29. Volker says:

Hi JohnChow,

great blog you have! Check out the german blog for AGLOCO™ – http://aglocobbbb1123.blogspot.com/

The bigger the community the greater the benefit for all of us! 😉

Cheers and all the best,

Volker

30. Mayo says:

Lynx, about that 1/99 rule — well your right, say it ‘s only 60MM of world population, low numbers when you look globally 🙂

How many US citizens have REAL MONEY?? cca. 3-6 MM thats what?? 1-2% of total population…

Majority of 20% of population of any kind(Global, Internet, work force,…) is above productive BUT NOT RICH, now the creme de la creme is only 1%…

I personally don’t have time to persuade other people about AGLOCO, i see AGL to work only if i have a blog the size of John or a bigger web site — and both of them are under construction for now… so i will lag behind John&Co. for some time… but there are other things where John will be other 80 or 99% 😉

Good luck gal’s/guy’s and very blessed Christmas and VERY PROSPEROUS New Year. 🙂

31. Oh my, so many skeptics. Even though I have not tried to promote it yet I will, and 95% of you guys do not even know what a pyramid scheme is. I’am not going to explain it because it is on the internet.

Pyramid Schemes fall apart because they rely on the people in hopes to make money to sign up (and pay their uplines for products), and really offer no service.

While this does not require people to pay, they aren’t being schemed. Look it up yourself before trying to prove people it is a pryramid scheme and it isn’t.

PYRAMID IS THE STRONGEST STRUCTURE ON EARTH, WHY ARE SEVERAL MLM DIRECT SELLING COMPANIES LISTED ON THE NYSE, PUBLIC TRADED COMPANIES. WHAT MAKES U THINK THAT AGLOCO ISN’T ANY DIFFERENT.

INCREDIBLE JOHN CHOW, thanks for showing me this, I’m going to start promoting it.

32. Stephen says:

I’m 0.72% and I laugh. I can’t believe I haven’t scared everyone off! LOL!

33. Bill says:

Hi John,
I am currently sitting in the top 5.80% with 17 direct and 29 extended referrals or 46 total in my network. Was it just me or did they change the way they posted the percentage that you are in? One day it said I was in the top 6% about a week and a half ago and then one day I checked it and it said I was in the top 11% or something wild. It was also now moving across the bottom of the network screen from right to left. It use to just sit there. I was just wondering if they changed it up. Thanks for all your info.

Bill

34. John Chow says:

Bill – Yes AGLOCO changed the way they show the percentage. It is now based on referring members only. Members without a referral are not including. That’s why the percentage went up.

35. Alex Becker says:

I am in the top 0% because I did not sign up anybody yet

36. Jane says:

The more I read about AGLOCO, the more it seems almost too good to be true. I appreciate you such a well rounded description of it. Helps me be well informed.