Any idea how much all of these benefits are worth to me?
Posted by Steve Little on 17 June 2010 10:22 AM
We have determined that, to our "average" user, the benefits of a Pro upgrade have a value of about $75. If you don't use your Start Page much and/or never refer any other users it may be worth less to you, but on the other hand if you do both of these things it could be worth a lot more. Either way, just 2 of the benefits that don't require you to do anything at all are worth more than the $30 monthly fee.|
Here are a few facts and examples to help you decide if upgrading to Pro is worthwhile ...
Benefit #1 means you automatically get 1,000 credits each month. This has a well-established value of $15 per month, as our $30 credit package includes 2,000 credits and sells like hot-cakes.
Benefit #2 is a free marketing/advertising related product that is guaranteed to be currently selling on the web for at least $30. So the absolute minimum value of this benefit is $30.
Benefit #3 gives you 1 extra bonus credit each time you click on links on your Start Page or in the Search Engine results. If you are like our average user who clicks only 15.2 times per day this has a value of about $7.50 per month. If you click 100 times per day, this is worth over $50 per month!
Benefit #4 gives you 1 bonus credit each time one of your personally referred users clicks on links on their Start Page or in the Search Engine results. If you are like our average user who has personally referred only 4 other users, and those 4 users click an average of 15.2 times per day, this has a retail value of almost $30 to you. Some people have referred 100s and even 1000s of other users ... you can do the math.
Benefit #5 gives you and all other Pro users an equal share of all the "Featured Sites" link displays on our main site. This is hard to put a value on because our traffic and the number of Pro users will fluctuate on a daily basis. With that being said, we are currently displaying about 250,000 featured links per day on our main site, and our traffic is actually growing faster than the number of new Pro sign-ups, so this benefit should increase in value over time. This is easily worth a minimum of $20 per month.
Benefit #6 allows you to earn commissions when those in your downline upgrade to Pro. Obviously we can't tell you what this is worth because it depends on the number of active users you refer, and what percentage of them upgrade to Pro. With that being said, we don't see how anyone who puts forth just a little effort could NOT earn at least enough to pay for their own Pro upgrade.
Some people will easily earn 100s or 1000s of dollars per month - it's up to you!
Benefits 7, 8, 9 and 10 don't really have a monetary value that is easy to measure, but getting priority listing status in the 1000s of TrafficSwarm Link Boxes across the web, being able to promote an unlimited number of URLs, getting priority review and approval status, and priority customer service sure is nice ...