Company: My Advertising Pays (MAP)
Founder: Mike Deese
Welcome to my 3rd party review of My Advertising Pays (MAP)!
If you made it to my article then that means you are already on the right path.
The reason I say this is because the vast majority of people don’t even research an MLM before joining.
They see the “get rich quick” rhetoric and jump in head first. That is the most nonsensical approach to making money online.
I am not trying to put anyone down, I’m simply trying to prove a point.
You need to have as many facts about a MLM before you make the decision to join or to look for something else.
This is where I come into play…
I take about 4 hours to conduct research on a MLM and then map out all of the information in an organized and logical format.
I feel that the only way for you to fully understand what each MLM has to offer is to be as brutally honest as possible without being biased.
For every negative review or testimony I add to my review, I also add a positive remark so that you get to see both sides of the coin.
My goal is not to discredit the companies I review but the vast majority of MLMs are just pop-up scams that last a year or two.
With that being said, there are some that last a long time and they really make an effort in providing their affiliates and customers with an opportunity.
In my review, there will be a brief, yet informative, overview of the company.
This is an opportunity to show you the leadership and a talk about the history of the company.
Then I provide you with a detailed list of the products or services MAP provides.
Next comes the compensation plan analysis followed by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) info.
I end with a list of things to be wary about and then provide my final verdict.
I do not recommend companies to you only because that will take away from the purpose of my review.
I will simply provide examples of different ways to make money online if you don’t thing MLMs are for you.
Ultimately, the final decision is for you and I hope I provide you with all the information needed to do so.
You can also check out the step-by-step training that helps me earn over $10,000+ per month working from home.
MAP Overview – What is the Company?
Without a doubt, leadership is the most important part of the company.
If the leadership fails, so does the company.
Michael Deese is a retired Air Force veteran that created and founded MAP.
This company is a revenue distribution ad platform where all you have to do is click on ads to get paid.
Seriously, that is all you have to do.
Sounds too good to be true, right?
By the end of this review you will see why is in such peril.
Sorry SPOILER ALERT!!!
Ok, so all you have to do is click on 10 ads per day and watch the ads for a designated period of time.
Once you do that, you get $60 for your efforts.
Once you are done with your 10 ads, you get a chance to sell your products & services to all of the other MAP members, but there is a catch.
You see, there are very few people that want to buy your products because all they did was come for the $60 payout.
I guess what I am trying to say is that you will have a hard time making money outside of the ad clicking.
This is kind of a letdown to be honest. I was hoping there was more to it than that.
Take a look at this article.
I highly recommend reading ‘My Advertising Pays (MAPS) Closes USA Market’ in its entirety.
The comments at the end of the article are pretty good too.
You can learn a lot from spending an extra five minutes of reading.
Here is the most important quote out of the entire article though: “This points to lack of compliance for the USA market, to say it in a diplomatic way…”
This is a little troubling and I have a feeling that MAP is on the way out.
Starting September 19th of 2016 the credit card processor for MAP placed a hold on all USD transactions.
Also, that same day they also put a hold on all Euro fund transfers as well; in some cases, up to 6 months.
The last statement by MAP is even more troubling because All MAP transactions, “both financial and otherwise,” until these matters are solved.
Unfortunately, we are going to have to wait until the hammer falls but it is going to happen.
I mean, Traffic Monsoon was shutdown not too long ago and they are a lot like MAP.
MAP Products and Services
This section is going to be rather short because I will only provide a brief description.
BANNER ADVERTISEMENTS: this allows your ads to get the maximum amount of exposure via the MAP high traffic site.
POP UNDER ADVERTISEMENTS: this will allow your pop under to open into a new browser window located beneath the current one.
TRAFFIC EXCHANGE ADVERTISEMENT: by advertising categorically, you can target your ads to any specific country you wish.
ADVERTISING PUBLISHER NETWORK: you can rent space out to MAP and get paid competitive rates.
There it is in a nutshell.
There aren’t many services but they do serve a purpose.
The problem still lies in the fact that there is a lot of turmoil at the moment with the payment process being on 100% lockdown.
I still can’t get past that issue and I am sure the US members were caught with their pants down since it happened out of the blue.
It’s quite sad really.
MAP Compensation Plan and Income Disclosure Statement
Once again, this section is going to be short and sweet.
You purchase credit packs for $50 which means you are paying for web traffic to your website.
MAP claims it is 550 ad impressions.
Every day you have to log into your account and view 10 ads so that you are qualified for the daily profit share.
The daily profit share pool is how you get paid, which is in 20 minute cycles.
You also make money off of the people you recruit.
There are tons of videos but you can check out this link to get a better understanding, HERE.
Here is the thing ladies and gentlemen. I have done 100+ MLM reviews and this is the first company where I couldn’t find a compensation plan PDF in English.
I would love to share this with you but the link I provided you is all you really need to know.
Fortunately, I did find a Income Disclosure Statement so I can show you how ridiculous your earnings potential is.
The first thing you have to understand is that MLMs typically label them as Income Disclaimers so it saves them from any legal interaction.
They simply tell you that the odds of making any money is going to be time consuming and that the odds are stacked against you.
Look at those figures in the image above.
The best possible situation is that you purchase the Primetime Package and you make where an average of $13k a year.
OK, that sounds like a decent amount of money but then you have to factor in that no taxes are taken out of these figures.
So when the government takes out their share, you are left with a tiny slice of the pie for an entire years worth of effort.
Maybe this is why MAP is running out of money and are having their finances locked.
I wish there was more promising information out of this section but these numbers are appalling.
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
There is no information from BBB simply because MAP can no longer operate in the USA.
They did not willingly shutdown their operations in the US, they were told to do so.
I was hoping that there was at least a page from BBB so that I could show you a little bit more but I think it is still important to point out the true value of the BBB database.
You should be using it for every MLM or business opportunity you are considering.
Things I Don’t Like About MAP
This section is just a rundown of a few issues that are connected to the ones that I already mention in previous sections.
RECRUITING: As you can probably guess, I am not a big fan of MLMs in general and the main reason is due to a necessity for recruiting.
With MAP, you are recruiting people as well but there is one disadvantage that I see with this company that I don’t with some other MLMs.
The Payout is so small and can take some serious time to generate, it is going to be hard to generate leads for this company and then keep a dedicated downline active.
MAP WEBSITE: The website can be frustrating and there seems to be a lot of maintenance from all of the reviews and testimonies I have read.
This is going to be a problem for newbies and for people with technological ineptitude.
PAYOUT: The amount of money you earn is very low and when all of the fees are tied in, you are making about a $1 a day unless you are able to recruit your bum off and have a massive downline.
Good luck with that.
Here are a few comments that I found that should shed some light on the matter.
Ok, guys it is all but settled.
This company is claiming that the problem with the funds is with the payment processors but it is a fact that they have no money to pay people their earnings.
They are just stringing people along.
If you have any investment in this company, I would not expect much of a return and you should also stay away from these clicking MLMs and scams because they have a history of being a waste of time.
The Final Verdict
I am going to take a bit of risk here and call this company a scam.
Some other 3rd party reviewers have not pulled the trigger yet but there is no way that I can see all of this evidence and not call it like I see it.
I know that there are some pending details that are coming out soon but this is not the first pay by clicking MLM and it won’t be the last.
In fact, I think that the founder of MAP is in the process of making another scam like this so that the second this one goes under, there will be another one to takes its place.
This a vicious cycle and this is why there are so many people that think all MLMs are illegal.
I hope that someday soon, people will realize there are so many more ways of making money online.
In fact, if you want to work online, you should create your own online business so that you don’t have to worry about online recruiting and getting scammed.
The best way to do that is finding a training program that has other professionals with experience.
There are so many out there and to be honest, some of them are FREE.
There are some on YouTube so the information is right at your fingertips.
An example of a training program is Wealthy Affiliate, take a look at this review.
I hope this review helped you in some way.
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