AGLOCO seems to be one of the biggest buzzwords these days on the Internet, if not the biggest. AGLOCO has a very interesting approach in creating a community, monetizing it, and keep it together. These are they key principles in succeeding on the Internet, by the way: create a strong community, find a way to make money out of it, and then find whatever ways you can to keep that community together.
AGLOCO wants to, basically, pay you for browsing the internet. But on top of that, they created a referral community (much like MLM works, or affiliates networks) and you can earn by leveraging your community resources. They actually started with the community, and the real product that measures the time spent on the internet is not launched yet. Another very interesting approach, I must admit, and they are not the only ones to do that. One very hyped online GTD application, Scrybe, has started the same way, building a beta testers comunity, and then releasing the actual product. Which, by the way, they didn’t yet launched, as far as I know.
My experience with MLM’s is a mixed one. From time to time, there were persons in my life that approached me with MLM communities. I started by being a convinced opponent of this type of commerce, and then, year by year, my position relaxed a bit. I even participated in a MLM related to cars, 6-7 years ago, and this is how i bought my first car, a Skoda Fabia. I changed several cars since then, but the first one was bought by a MLM. After completely paying the car, I interrupted my participation in that network. Several other MLM’s approached to me, by various persons since then, but I never restarted seriously my participation. And none of them was internet-based, as is AGLOCO.
Now, I am a relaxed observer of the MLM phenomenon, and AGLOCO is one of the MLM’s I observe. Obviously I created an account with them, and, of course, if you feel like joining my AGLOCO referral community will be benficial for you, please do it (that’s a referral link). I will closely watch what the viewbar offers, and, by reading other bloggers posts, like Darren Rowse from problogger.net, and John Chow, from johnchow.com, it seems that the viewbar, the actual tool that you will use to create value (hours of surfing the interent), seems like an interesting product.
As things will progress with AGLOCO I will post more and more related stuff. Until then, feel free to give it a try (another referral link, of course ).
[tags]AGLOCO, affiliate networks, MLM, viewbar[/tags]