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    • MSE Jenny
    • By MSE Jenny 6th Jun 16, 10:57 AM
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    Discuss the Boost Your Income guide
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    • 6th Jun 16, 10:57 AM
    Discuss the Boost Your Income guide 6th Jun 16 at 10:57 AM


    Hi all,

    We've written a guide on Boosting Your Income and would love your feedback.

    How did you find the info? Was it useful? Do you have any other tips you'd add?

    Thanks for your help!

    MSE Jenny
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    • Wizzbang
    • By Wizzbang 13th Jul 16, 5:22 PM
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    • 13th Jul 16, 5:22 PM
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    • 13th Jul 16, 5:22 PM
    Evening MSE Jenny

    I have come across a great company that offers services and they are a licensed company, supporting charities and seem new however I was wondering if this would be appropriate to list here or if you can give me some feed back on the company. Its Assured Revenue and I am receiving money each month from them as a share of profits. I am very happy with them and they give support, there seems to be a lot of interest via social network.

    Many thanks

    Gemma
    Originally posted by Moneymaker2283
    I'd advise others to approach the above with extreme caution. Very suspicious that this is their first post!!!! Probably SPAM.
    Minimalist
    Extra income since 01/11/12 £33,807.40
    (Not inc coupons, yellow stickies, bank interest or loyalty rewards because I have better things to do than catalogue everything!) Swagbucks £2,290
    • dave2319
    • By dave2319 13th Jul 16, 6:36 PM
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    • 13th Jul 16, 6:36 PM
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    • 13th Jul 16, 6:36 PM
    According to their website, you buy advertising campaigns for £500 each and get up to £600 back from each one depending on how many you buy!

    So, spam and scam then!
    • Moneymaker2283
    • By Moneymaker2283 13th Jul 16, 6:42 PM
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    • 13th Jul 16, 6:42 PM
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    • 13th Jul 16, 6:42 PM
    So Dave are you saying its a Scam and I will lose my money?

    Gemma
    • Moneymaker2283
    • By Moneymaker2283 13th Jul 16, 6:48 PM
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    • 13th Jul 16, 6:48 PM
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    • 13th Jul 16, 6:48 PM
    Its nice to see that I have been grouped into a spam category and apparently by joining a group looking for likeminded people to talk about certain situations and then get shot down because its my first post. What a lovely welcome.

    Thank you very much

    Gemma
    • tonycottee
    • By tonycottee 13th Jul 16, 7:03 PM
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    • 13th Jul 16, 7:03 PM
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    • 13th Jul 16, 7:03 PM
    So Dave are you saying its a Scam and I will lose my money?

    Gemma
    Originally posted by Moneymaker2283
    Yes. They only pay you back the money you give them. You spread the word and more people pay in. Everybody thinks that over the long term you're going to make money. Eventually, they give up paying out money, generally because they can't afford to and have made enough money anyway.
    There is very little chance you will get your money back unless you rope more people in.

    It's called a Ponzi scheme.
    • SailorSam
    • By SailorSam 13th Jul 16, 7:21 PM
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    • 13th Jul 16, 7:21 PM
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    • 13th Jul 16, 7:21 PM
    Moneymaker you're posting spam ........ reported.
    Liverpool is one of the wonders of Britain,
    What it may grow to in time, I know not what.

    Daniel Defoe: 1725.
    • Moneymaker2283
    • By Moneymaker2283 13th Jul 16, 11:18 PM
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    • 13th Jul 16, 11:18 PM
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    • 13th Jul 16, 11:18 PM
    Its not a Ponzi scheme as I see the campaigns generating money, they are transparent. I am viewing my campaigns actually generate money!! How is this a Ponzi scheme when thats illegal, It seems life is full of scepticism and maybe thats why many people get nowhere in life. I see no faults in this as its licensed and I see the money being made. Very strange how everyone jumps on things in a negative way without seeing the facts.

    Thanks for all your help but frankly its made more determined to stick with it because what I am reading is statements without even looking into detail.

    PS. Sailor sam, find another job as clearly you are no good are reading situations. JOKE!

    Sorry for offending people here but clearly forums are not for me. Thank you for the people that are engaging with real interest however the negative people in life bring everyone and everything down so you cant get ahead in life. I wont tolerate this as its close to abuse.

    And Jenny the guide on boosting your income is very good, well done!
    • Moneymaker2283
    • By Moneymaker2283 13th Jul 16, 11:21 PM
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    • 13th Jul 16, 11:21 PM
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    • 13th Jul 16, 11:21 PM
    Moneymaker you're posting spam ........ reported.
    Originally posted by SailorSam
    Frankly I think you have taken far too many preservatives, take my advice and leave them alone for some time and you will be fine x

    Gemma
    • dave2319
    • By dave2319 14th Jul 16, 10:06 AM
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    Well, last night I went to the Assured Revenue website and spoke to a very helpful and friendly lady called Sarah in live chat, and I have to say.... sorry Gemma, we got it wrong. As you said, we jumped to conclusions without even looking into the detail. It's not a scam, and you're right, it's not a Ponzi scheme.

    Because we got it completely wrong, I gave her the link to this thread and suggested that someone from their end might want to come and help set the record straight and answer any queries, but in the meantime, from what I gathered...

    Assured Revenue's a sister company to JD7 Media which runs advertising campaigns for major companies like M&S, McDonald's, Amazon, Sony etc. Apparently it could quite happily keep being profitable on its own, but the more funds they have the more profits they can produce, so they created Assured Revenue as a way for the public to effectively invest money into JD7 Media and get a percentage of the profits back, depending on how much they contributed.

    You can invest any increments of £500 and get a percentage back each month.1.2% a month was mentioned, but not sure if it varies depending on your contribution.
    You can choose to withdraw your profit any time after the first month, and you can also get your initial investment back at any time after the first 90 days.

    Obviously I'd still like to do some more research into it, because I'd never even heard of JD7 Media, and of course it would be sensible to do some more homework on them before deciding whether it's a good idea, but I'm thinking this is definitely worthy of further research, and I was far too hasty in my initial comments. Apologies again, Gemma, and thanks for your posts.
    • Moneymaker2283
    • By Moneymaker2283 14th Jul 16, 10:34 AM
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    Its ok Dave and as I said said before, I understand why people may feel it was spam or scam because I'm new but shouldn't jump to conclusions immediately without knowing what it is.

    Thank you for making me feel a little better today as I certainly didn't sleep well last night. I invest into many things but this seems to top them all because I can see whats happening. I can view the live campaigns and I feel safe knowing my money will be paid. Its only been a short while and I am still searching for more info as I go. You are right it has JD7 behind the scenes which made me feel confident.

    Hope your well Dave and if anymore information thats relevant please post here

    Best regards

    Gemma
    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 14th Jul 16, 10:37 AM
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    Browntoa
    from the web site


    HOW DOES REVENUE SHARING WORK IN PRACTICE?
    Revenue sharing takes many different forms, although each campaign involves sharing operating profits among associated partners/customers. Revenue sharing can be used as an affiliate program – businesses pay customers or associates a percentage-based reward for purchasing campaigns. A referral program can be used and incentivised when referring new customers, for example. Revenue sharing is usually used to distribute profits resulting from a business relationship. This has become a popular tool within corporate enterprises to promote partnerships, increase sales or share expenses. Revenue sharing models are not only used by Private businesses; both the U.S. and Canadian governments previously used revenue sharing regarding taxation.


    AFFILIATE PROGRAM
    Assured Revenue specialises in advertising and revenue sharing, any individual can participate in our affiliate program to earn extra money on their spare capital. Our service provides individuals with high quality advertising campaigns generating a wealthy income on a month-to-month basis. We target customers that seek a secure way to earn money without putting in the hard work.
    ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN VALUES
    Each advertising campaign costs £500, there is three sharing levels offering different maximum values, please view these values below:
    Low Sharing Campaigns – Buy 1 - 9 campaigns, maximum value received £550 per campaign
    Medium Sharing Campaigns – Buy 10+ campaigns, maximum value received £575 per campaign
    High Sharing Campaigns – Buy 20+ campaigns, maximum value received £600 per campaign


    WHEN WILL I REACH THE MAXIMUM VALUE
    There is no guaranteed timeframe to reach the maximum value and is purely based on performance, our current performances show the campaigns end between the 9-12 month period. High sharing campaigns generate stronger results and likely to reach the maximum value quicker than the low sharing campaigns. We always work hard to add more lucrative campaigns every day and we aim to increase the profits we share with our customers, as time passes more customers will join our affiliate program and we can reach the maximum value in a shorter time frame. Assured Revenue is driven by results and these results are shared with our customers!
    EXAMPLE OF THE PROCESS
    • A customer purchasing 10 advertising campaigns will cost £5000 and becomes a member of our affiliate program.
    • We distribute these funds into our multi channel network of publishers and advertiser's running live campaigns to generate revenue on a daily basis.
    • The profits we make minus the service charges taken out by our network partners are then shared with the customer.
    • A share of the profits will be paid to the customer at the end of each month and until the maximum value has been reached, for 10 campaigns that amounts to £5750.
    • A customer can login into their online account to see their balance at anytime, all active campaigns can also be viewed, we call this revenue sharing, all you do is monitor the campaigns and watch your money grow, sounds simple right?
    REFERRAL PROGRAM
    Not only can you make money by purchasing advertising campaigns we offer customers another way to capitilise on this opportunity. Assured Revenue offers a referral program to all customers allowing their friends and family to start earning with the affiliate program. A £50 bonus will be credited to the customer that initially refers the new member. The referral program offers another income stream boosting your overall income.
    I'm the Board Guide of the Referrers ,Telephones, Pensions , Shop Don't drop ,over 50's and Discount Code boards which means I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum runnning smoothly .However, please remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.
    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 14th Jul 16, 10:38 AM
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    Browntoa
    there seems to be no absolute promise that you will make money or get your funds back
    I'm the Board Guide of the Referrers ,Telephones, Pensions , Shop Don't drop ,over 50's and Discount Code boards which means I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum runnning smoothly .However, please remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.
    • Moneymaker2283
    • By Moneymaker2283 14th Jul 16, 11:49 AM
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    Yeah thats the information I read on the website Browntoa, I asked them about any guarantees and when the maximum value will be reached, they cant guarantee a date but all advertising campaigns will reach the maximum value. Performances vary and at present its around 10-12 months to reach the maximum value. They have stated the more campaigns and more clients they gain the more revenue there is to share and this return will also shorten. I did ask what happens if the performance drops and they said then it will take a little longer to receive my money back thats the only downfall. I'm happy to wait 15 months for 10 or 20% return on my campaigns because it beats what my bank gives me. I have to leave my money with the bank 4-8 years to get that result give or take a year.

    Thank you for contributing Browntoa and maybe I should have posted this or explained a little more sooner. More info is welcome....

    Gemma
    • Bearly
    • By Bearly 14th Jul 16, 1:21 PM
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    I am glad to see something more substantial in terms of making money on your list e.g become a freelancer. The Freelancer point on the post though...it links to a "join the discussion in our Freelancer section" or something..but the link goes to a closed thread. That might be worth changing.

    I don't really know what to say about the list overall. It would definitely not really be helpful to me but for the majority of people it probably would be helpful to some respect.
    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 14th Jul 16, 7:01 PM
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    Browntoa
    Note to the company rep who keeps posting, it's not allowed if you check the forum FAQ's
    I'm the Board Guide of the Referrers ,Telephones, Pensions , Shop Don't drop ,over 50's and Discount Code boards which means I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum runnning smoothly .However, please remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.
    • dave2319
    • By dave2319 14th Jul 16, 8:03 PM
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    I have to say I really think this is a thread that doesn't showcase MSE in a good light at all.
    Firstly we immediately jump on Gemma, for which I've apologised for my response. Secondly, no-one else has apologised to her for theirs, and then the company rep takes time out of his day to make a perfectly good post that gets deleted.
    Fair enough to point out the forum rules about a company's "right of reply" but it's not even been done in a friendly way, and I saw the first person who posted about it included a useful link to the forum FAQs, but for some reason that post's also been deleted.

    Anyway, Gemma and Jamie must have wondered why they bothered posting here. I think it's not acceptable to treat them in the way we have, and I think our approach to newcomers needs a serious improvement.
    • Moneymaker2283
    • By Moneymaker2283 14th Jul 16, 11:39 PM
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    Thank you Dave for your efforts and yes it's a shame I got the reaction I did but it won't effect me to much. I can see how many companies get bad reputations by many people giving their input without checking details first. Dave you are a credit to MSE and I hope others take note.

    Gemma ☺️
    • gordon retundo
    • By gordon retundo 25th Jul 16, 2:17 AM
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    I was curious about this and did a quick google. http://www.expertanswers.co.uk/questions-answer-details.php?id=5330
    Less than a month ago, someone was in the process of launching the company and asked for legal advice on a message board about financial regulations (seems like the advice has been far from implemented too, which could cause a regulatory headache).

    I did also find it funny that this image http://www.assuredrevenue.co.uk/images/blue-guarantee-seal1.png is used on the site, seemingly borrowed or shared from american carpet cleaning companies!

    The parent company was only registered in Feb and anyone on the prudent side of investing may be horrified by the seemingly non-existent protection of the capital coupled with the complete lack of track record would leave you hesitant to invest until a large selection of truly independent reviews came out.
    • OctoberPoppy
    • By OctoberPoppy 6th Oct 16, 9:17 PM
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    OctoberPoppy
    I have read the suggestions on MoneySavingExpert.com and have been able to implement some of them in recent months with some great savings...

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    Previous Broadband contract - £26/month
    New contract - PlusNet - 18 months - £242.86 (with £30 cashback)
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    Annual saving = £170.00

    Water
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    Bank Account
    Bank account switch - £100 incentive + £5/month
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    Energy
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    In total around £800, an incredible amount of saving for a relatively small amount of effort. I would like to thank Martin Lewis and his team for putting in the time and the effort in researching the many ways we can save and to those forum members who contribute their own personal successes in saving.
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