The Company: Leased Ad Space
Founder/ CEO: Richard Weberg
Affiliate Fees: $7 - $399
This is an advertising platform where you primarily show ads to other members. When you buy ad packages, you qualify to earn commissions from referring others to do the same. It is possible to see results from a system like this but like anything, there are drawbacks.
What Is Leased Ad Space?
This is the latest multi level marketing memberships platform from an Internet marketer named Richard Weberg. He says this was designed to allow 'the average marketer' to get traffic online and see results. It's no secret, to make any kind of money online you absolutely need a steady flow of quality traffic coming to your offers. Whatever they might be.
How It Works
The basic concept is to buy the various traffic packages and refer others to do the same.
The way in which this particular system works is a bit different from the majority of mlm's I've reviewed and it's also somewhat controversial. Some have gone as far as to label this a straight up cash gifting scheme. I'll do my best to explain how this system works in detail so you can make up your own mind.
Are The Traffic Packages Worth Buying?
To understand how worthwhile the whole thing is, it's important to understand the core value of the products themselves. Every online business needs traffic and always will, yes. It's more the quality I am concerned with. There are 7 different traffic packs available with each costing slightly more than the last and each offering more exposure.
You must start off purchasing the first $7 pack to be allowed to purchase the $17 pack and so on.The end result is spending up to $399 for all the traffic packs combined.
From a customer's point of view, it's worth only buying the first couple to see how they go for you. However, if you are looking to make money in the opportunity side of things, you'll really want to buy all 7 for a total of $399 otherwise you miss out on earning potential.
Why? You can only earn commissions on whatever you've purchased yourself.
As mentioned, I'm personally not convinced this is the best quality traffic you can get. In fact, I know it's not. This is primarily because the ads are only shown to LeasedAdSpace.com members. Every time you send out a marketing email (solo ad) it is simply sent out to other members of the same platform...
This means you'll be receiving tons of anyone 'biz op' style ads being a member of this platform. How long until people simply unsubscribe or use a junk email account to have all this crap sent to? For the price, I won't say it's completely useless depending on what you are promoting. I will say that the ads need to be very unique and are generally most effective within the 'make money online' niche.
The Compensation Plan
The compensation plan works off an 8x7 forced matrix. This places an affiliate at the top with 8 referrals under them, and 8 referrals under each of them down 7 levels deep.
You can only ever have a set number of referrals on each level of your 7 level downline as shown above. For example, once you have placed 8 direct referrals on your 1st level, new referrals must be placed on your 2nd level. Likewise on your second level, you can only have 64 referrals in total before you would then need to place new referrals on your 3rd level. This process continues down 7 levels.
This is where you need to pay close attention though... each of your 7 levels is only able to pay you a commission for ONE type of traffic package. I think the best way to explain this is by way of example. You will notice below that you only earn the $7 "Pearl Package" commissions on your level 1 referrals...
When those same referrals buy the "Amethyst Package" for $17, that commission is passed up to your sponsor. When they buy the $27 "Emerald Package" that is passed up to your sponsor's sponsor. In like manner, when any of your level 2 referrals purchase a $7 pack, you miss out on this, but when they purchase the $17 pack you will claim that commission.
Don't worry, mlm compensation plans are notoriously confusing! Essentially, the deeper your downline travels the higher each commission payment becomes with the amount being directly tied to what level each referral is placed on.
It is also worth mentioning that commissions are paid directly by members to members. In order to be paid what you are owed, you must have an account with all payment processors offered which currently includes PayPal, Payza and Solid Trust Pay. If you don't have an account with all 3, you'll lose money. For example, if your referral wanted to pay you with Payza and you only had a PayPal account, that commission payment would be passed up to the next person in your upline who has a Payza account.
What I Liked
- Low cost to get started
- Test out traffic for cheap before progressing
- Getting paid instantly by other members reduces overall risk
What I Didn't Like
- Works very similar to a cash gifting scheme
- Relies heavily on chain recruiting
- Low traffic quality
- Once only style commissions
It is possible to make money with a system like this and you may get some results with the traffic packs. The biggest issue with the opportunity side of things is how affiliates are paying affiliates in order to qualify for commissions for recruiting affiliates who also pay to qualify. It realistically wouldn't matter what product was being offered here. Right or wrong, this system would continue to run the same way regardless.
In order for this model to be sustainable there MUST be genuine value in the core product. Otherwise, when recruiting slows the whole thing starts falling apart. I won't label it a scam and I personally don't believe Richard is some kind of scammer either, but there really are better ways to spend your time and money getting traffic and building an online business in my opinion.