Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Get paid to surf, are they serious?

I'm always on the look out for ways of making a dollar or 2 on the internet, some people would have you belive that is what I do for a living, it's no wonder I'm so bloody poor! Bill Gates I am not.

Anyway, just came across something that I thought was worth sharing, Agloco. It's a new startup that is going to pay you for surfing the internet! The idea is that the large social networks like UTube, MySpace are worth billions in advertising alone, but only to the company owners, not the people who actually provide the content! This new company is to be 100% user owned, in a nutshell you get shares in the company depending on how much time your surf, up to a maximum of 5 hours a month. The company makes it's money by serving PPC ads in the same way that Google pays AOL for using its ads. Any profit is then shared amongst the shareholders, you and me, woo hoo! There are also other ways of making money with it but I couldn't be arsed reading that far. You can join up by going to Agloco, it literally only takes a minute and is completely harmless.

The real trick is to get other users to sign-up, as the more users you refer the larger your share in the company becomes. Simple really. Once you've signed up you'll be given an url like
http://www.agloco.com/r/BBDW0343 which you can use to refer new users, just remember to change BBDW0343 with your referal code.

Just in case you're thinking this is some sort of joke, the same company tried something similar back in 1999-2000. Instead of shares they paid people directly and a quite few people made a shit load of money out of it. With social networking and the number of web users these days you've got very little to lose for 5 hours a month browsing with a little bar open at the bottom of your screen.

Right lads, I expect everybody to sign up so get to it.

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