Message received. No one likes the new plan - gotcha.
Just to be clear - MLM stands for Multi-Level Marketing which means you earn commissions on multiple levels - the new plan DID NOT include that so it's NOT an MLM. In fact there was absolutely NO difference in the structure of the program other than the ROI and Referral commissions - period.
I'm not sure where everyone got the notion that it was an MLM but in any event - enough said, we'll re-think the plan. I know everyone is anxious to get back to work, but I'm simply not willing to re-launch until we come to a good solution.
There has to be a formula that will work for everyone. Our concept was to ensure that we were providing a model that everyone who wanted to run a site could use without having to constantly be upside down. We are trying to help the industry as a whole not just serve ourselves.
The inherent problem with our industry is that far too many people are in it only for themsleves. They don't care about the industry, they don't care about the company, they simply want to get theirs and go, and I think that sucks and we're not going to behave that way. We DO care about the industry and are concerned about the future. We want to ensure that we are doing business legally, and want to take every precaution we can to ensure long-term stability.
I've read some good ideas from the earlier posts, some which have merit and we'll explore those options as we come to a decision.
I think perhaps our best bet is to move to a smaller payout, kill the referral commissions, and increase the cashout fee slightly - not much, but a little bit. I think this will ease the burden on us and slow the growth a little.
In any event we're committed to coming back online and we'll continue to look at the numbers and what we can do to strengthen the company and start moving slowly in a more progressive direction.
Utlimately the best plan would be to re-start AT, launch a new site with a better overall model which would include more types of advertising and the ability to sell advertising to outside venues, then slowly phase out AT and transition everyone over to the new site as they're Ad Buys expire.