The Power bar club is a recently released make money online program that focuses on getting paid to watch ads. This is not a new concept in the work at home community and there have been many programs in the past that have targeted this concept.
Unfortunately the majority of those programs have gone under due to a variety of issues with this business model. This is why I’m initially very skeptical of programs like “The Power Club,” as history shows anything from poor management, bailing advertisers, or lack of members can drive these programs into bankruptcy.
However, the Power Club is getting plenty of favorable reviews and many people are jumping on the bandwagon so I wanted to see if this could truly be a viable program.
So what is the Power Club and how does work…?
One of the advertisements that I saw for the Power Club claimed that you can make $43,945 in 30 days with zero investment. Now that’s a pretty remarkable statement and obviously one that nobody can turn down, but before you jump in ask yourself how in the world is this possible.
First off, the way that the program works is that you create an account with the Power Club and install their custom internet browser toolbar. The good news is that this is completely free and one of the key selling points of this system.
With your ad toolbar in place you will be served a series of daily ads for you to click on. This part of the process is very simple; you just click on your toolbar menu which expands into a series of ads. You click and view the ads and you instantly get paid several pennies per advertisement.
Now the Power Club is different from former get paid to view ads systems because it limits the amount of ads that you can view per day, this also means that it limits how much an individual can make per month. So naturally the next question is how do you reach that aforementioned claim of over $43K a month when you don’t have an unlimited amount of ads to click?
This is where we get into the more controversial part of the Power Club; they claim that their program is not Network/Multi-Level Marketing but the only way to make any real money is by recruiting new members into the Power Club and having them recruit even more.
In this program you can get paid a portion of ad watching revenue from up to 7 levels of referrals. This means that after you join you need to share this program with 5 more people who have to do the same and so on up to seven times in order for you to increase your earnings.
Technically this is the only way to make money with the Power Club as your personal income is restricted by the number of ads you get per day.
Take a look at this graphic of their payout structure, notice that even after your refer 5 people you’re still only making a measly $2.25 per month. It’s only until you reach level 4 that you start making a couple hundred dollars and even that requires 625 new people to be brought into the system.
And to reach that glorified figure of $43,000 a month a whopping 78,125 new recruits need to be entered into the system after your initial contribution of 5 referrals.
So is the Power Club a scam or a legit program…?
The reason that they can claim that this program is not an MLM is because the product is free, so technically there is no selling involved. However it’s pretty clear that in order to make money everyone involved has to keep the recruitment chain going.
The Power Club may not be an explicit scam but making a decent income from this program just doesn’t seem very feasible. The getting paid to view ads aspect is merely a formality as it’s clear that the main goal is to keep recruiting people. In the promotional hype for the Power Club this may seem very doable but you’ll quickly find out that relying on others for your residual income is not very effective.
In the end the real winner is the Power Club since they’re getting millions of people to watch ads for a miniscule percentage of what the advertisers are paying them and in the process they’re getting a free word of mouth PR campaign, a real win-win situation for them.
Now since the program is free there’s no harm in trying it out…Just don’t get upset when 3 months down the road you’ve got nothing to show for it.
Customer Responses, Reviews, or Complaints
Likely they are just harvesting names/emails is my only guess for this elaborate fraud. My suggestion would be to voice your opinion about them all over the web so they can't scam more people in the future. I built a team of over 13,000 people and 135 organizations for these scammers!!!
I think they need 2 million members before the ad exchange starts. We'll see what happens. I never paid them any money.
If the 10 ads launched today, I would venture a guess that I might be able to salvage about 20 people who would still be interested. As far as I am concerned they missed a great opportunity. Forget 10 cent ads-they could have launched 1 cent ads and been a whole lot more successful at this point. The max amount of ads available now are 5 per day at 1/3 of a cent. Right now my clicking earns me less than .02 a day. Hardly worth the effort when .01 PPC's are everywhere.
However,there are several nagging thoughts that I cannot ignore. I wonder why we were told that the PR campaign would launch January 4th and 14 days later, give or take a day or two, the 10 cent ads would launch. We are now 24 days later than the 18th of January and We have not heard one word as to when the ads would launch. I myself have had some customer support problems, requesting assistance from I5 and have never had an answer whatsoever from them. I've even noticed my sponsor, who knows Pat Monteforte personally, has stopped sending news updates to his downline. There is no information in the "news and updates" section in the PBC members area. My husband put in a support ticket a week ago to PBC and has not heard a word back. Yet previously PBC was pretty quick to respond to support tickets. I have also noticed as I am sure others have that we went from 10 ads a day to 5 ads a day (I assumed it was because we were winding down 3/10 cent ads to get ready for the 10 cent ads). In the past week I have been able to view 5 ads a day being paid for only 3. I thought the "bugs" had all been worked out. I have many Ideas and Organizations I would love to contact about this....but if I have questions think how many more they will have.
It is quite possible this has run its course before it even began. Will we ever know? I never thought I would get rich but I was sure in hopes I could make that extra 2700.00 that was mentioned in the previous blog. Even though this has cost me no out of pocket money it has cost me quite a bit of time. I am concerned that I may have gained names for a company (two in fact) and possibly lost a reputation with friends, family and referrals. If I am doubting without cause please inform me. But I do not believe I am the only one with these concerns.