Website URL: http://www.trekpay.com
Company Name: Trek Advertising
Whois Info: Public Alexa Traffic Rank: 6,219
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Trek Pay (and its sister site Trek Advertising) are the brainchild of Brian Lindback and are based out of Sunnyvale, California. Trek Pay is still considered to be in pre-launch (though they have over 30,000 members), but they are paying out every week. Trek Pay is a site built to target ads which are place on members websites. Members go through Trek Advertising and pay for their sites to be seen and their sponsor ads to be clicked.
Trek Pay members can choose which type of ads they would like to see (through the search function), or they can click all available ads. Each ad will credit the members account with either 3 credits or 1 credit. 3 credit ads require you to also click on the sponsor ad located on the page. 1 credit ads are strictly for you to view their site. There is no set monetary value on the clicks, TrekPay is a revenue share program so revenue generated is shared among the credits. The more credits a member has, the more money they will make. Members can also get credits by referring other members to Trek Pay or Trek Advertising. There is a ranking system in the back office (in 'my account'). The more credits you get from clicking on sites (and clicking sponsored ads), and the more referrals you get for both Trek Pay and Trek Advertising the higher your ranking. Members with the highest ranking will get the largest amount of the revenue, and members can earn up to $50 per week through Trek Pay. Payments are done weekly (between Tuesday and Thursday) and once $5.50 has been accumulated, the member can request a payout via Paypal.
When a Trek Pay member refers a member to TrekAdvertising, and they purchase advertising hits, the referring member will receive 12.5% commission instantly. This amount is not considered in the $50 per week you are allowed to receive. So, your generated income can be unlimited.
Trek Pay has been growing steadily, and they do pay out every week. I found payment proof that members are receiving hundreds of dollars off of their referral commission. Since Trek Advertising members can advertise with as little as $5, many do take advantage of their opportunity to get their sponsored ads clicked. As an additional bonus, members can take the money they have earned through Trek Pay and turn them into advertising hit on Trek Advertisng. This can be done through the support ticket system on Trek Pay (therefore saving on Paypal fees). When you do purchase advertising through your back office, you will receive 10% more advertising hits as a bonus.
The Whois information for a website lists the owner and their contact information. The Whois information for "Trek Pay" is public which is generally a good thing. This indicates the owner of this site has nothing to hide.