Is Traffic Monsoon A Scam?
Traffic Monsoon isn't the only paid-to-click game in town, but it does have several features which make it a likely candidate for anyone who thinks they can game that system by either making money or procuring quality traffic to their website.
You'll see what those features are below, but first a little bit about the company.
Traffic Monsoon is just about one year old, and their website reveals little about who runs the company or anything else about the company, frankly. Seems they haven't latched onto the new generation of internet businesses who believe in transparency and all those other trappings of the real business world that have made their way into the network marketing arena.
We just reviewed the premium high traffic academy and you will quickly see the differences between these 2 advertising/online traffic generation companies and services.
Nope, there's nothing to give the potential “joiner” any confidence that this company will still be afloat a year from now. Neither are there any nods to any type of company data such as growth stats or revenue over the past year.
Other oddities that seem a little amateurish:
- There are unattributed testimonials from “ghosts”, always a good sign.
- There is also a blanket statement about the economy and home-based business, linking the growth of the latter to the 2008 downfall of the former. Ummm, yeah but how is that relevant to Traffic Monsoon? Seems like odd filler content. They're writing so much but saying so little.
- They do not say how large their network is, so it's hard to judge whether it's worth joining.
- There are no examples of websites which are currently part of the network, either.
The Products are The Opportunity
The main product here is advertising. Business owners can buy ad packs starting at $5 and get visitors and banner clicks in return. But by purchasing the ad packs they have the option of participating in the opportunity, too. The only requirement fr getting paid is that a member clicks at least 10 ads per day.
Here's how it all works:
- Traffic Monsoon is an advertising platform. Business owners can purchase ads to be put on websites which are part of a “get paid to visit” network. They're buying eyeballs on sites, in other words. They may use cash or they can join the network themselves and visit other members' websites in order to earn credits which can be used to purchase traffic. Members can join for free (there's no requirement to purchase credits or visitors). It works like this: visit 2 websites and get 1 visitor credit. Purchase services and get one visitor credit per visit to a website. In essence, you're all helping each other out.
- It's also a “paid to click” opportunity. Members get paid a penny for each click (Traffic Monsoon sells clicks, not views. That means members pay for actual clicks, not just visitors to their sites).
- It's also a revenue sharing platform, where members who get new members to join and purchase advertising can earn commissions.
- It's also an affiliate program, where members can refer their website visitors to other members' products and services for a commission. The commission rate is 10%.
The ads come in several different forms:
- banner ads
- text ads
- traffic exchange start pages
- traffic exchange credit purchases (buy visitors instead of earning credits by clicking)
- login ads
You can also target specific countries in your ad campaign, which costs $.50 per click. Otherwise, it's $.25 per click. Traffic Exchange Start Pages is an ad product you can buy for $35 per day. It puts your site first on the list of members' start page after they log in. Login Ads are similar, except your website is placed in a pop-up window when members are logging in. Same price: $35 per day.
It's really too bad Traffic Monsoon is so stingy with its company info. The product and the opportunity seem straightforward enough (although as a “clicker” be prepared to slog away for endless hours upon end!).
That means earning enough credits to purchase visitors is almost more of a risk than outright purchasing them (it costs $70 for 50,000 visitors, $16 for 10,000 visitors, and down to $5 for 2500 visitors or up to $600 for 500,000 visitors). Without some sort of “quality assurance” behind this company, it's hard to invest using either method.