The Power of a Dollar site was down late last week, due to exceeding their bandwidth. It’s back up now, with a modified plan in place.
They’ve taken the concerns some members have had about the problems of filling up lower levels of the matrix (I posted my analysis on their forum) and adjusted their plan quite a bit.
You can now participate in the traffic exchange for free, or as a paid member. This is typical for traffic exchanges, and their $11 a month for pro membership is on the inexpensive side for most exchanges.
As a free member, you surf your three sites a day and get your site reviewed once in return. They have a set of review questions reviewers must answer, including one you specify yourself. The value of this cannot be stressed enough, since in typical traffic exchanges you have a couple of seconds to catch the surfer’s attention. In this one, they read your site looking for the answer to your review question.
As a paid member, you also surf your three sites a day and get your site reviewed once in return. You get some bonus credits, too, like most pro traffic exchange memberships. After you surf your three sites, you can get a better surfing ratio on additional sites you want to surf.
Both free and paid members get paid commissions on the upgrade fees of their personally referred members (50% for free members, 70% for pro members). You also get paid commissions on various recommended products the traffic exchange features (one per month, 30% for free members, 60% for pro members). These are nice commissions for free members, compared to other exchanges.
The matrix is gone. You have personally referred members, and that’s it. You earn based on the activity of your personally referred members. Anyone who joins the site without a referrer is placed randomly under a pro member.
This change is definitely for the better for The Power of a Dollar. They’ve focused on making a great traffic exchange, and not on building a matrix by earning new positions through surfing. Yet the earnings potential is still there, by referring other members to the exchange.
The traffic exchange should launch in the next week or so, at which point you’ll be able to start having your site reviewed. At first, only free memberships will be available. You can upgrade to pro when that becomes available if you wish, after you’ve had time to try it out for free.