Listing, Monitoring, And Advertising On MNO
I often have people writing to me wondering about things like the position of certain programs on my list, or why I'm not monitoring other programs that they happen to like. So for this article I'd like to explain a few things about the monitoring policies I operate on my site. You are probably aware by now that my approach to running MNO is based on honesty and on not hiding anything from my readers. Of course I have a private life which I don’t discuss in public as I believe in keeping that separate from work, but for anything connected to how I run the MNO blog and monitor I’m an open book to all my readers. All the rules of monitoring are on exposure, all the advertising prices and all the rankings are displayed to the general public. I always try to honestly answer your emails or give you a helping hand if you need it and try my best to monitor the programs that advertise on MNO with full transparency. That means no selective payouts allowed, no banners are displayed for not paying programs, no discussion of “real” (i.e. alleged) investment activities in my reviews and no delays in moving problematic programs to their genuine status with a compulsory update about that on my daily blog post. And definitely no coverage whatsoever in any shape or form will ever be allowed for programs I do not personally monitor.
I am aware that not every single monitor or blogger shares my core principles and values. I understand that they have to work hard to earn money for their sites and sometimes it looks so tempting to forget about your policies and to accept money for something you don’t usually do: putting a program higher in your ranks, displaying free banners and pretending they are paid ones in order to encourage real purchases from HYIP admins, artificially inflating your Alexa rating for the same purpose, running and harboring your own ponzi-programs you’re secretly running, and all other stuff – be sure that I know how it’s all done and be sure you won’t find it on MNO blog.
Some readers also wonder why I don’t accept HYI programs for free like some other bloggers do (or say that they do). The reason for that is simple – I’m doing this because I value my time and promotional efforts as I do consider myself a professional in this business (I’m doing this for years, you know). I have already made enough money from HYIPs in the past as I had enormous earnings which I invested wisely (no, not in more HYIPs!) and secured my own financial future once and for all. That’s why I don’t see any reason why I should accept and praise cheap scams for free and waste my precious time on them. Trying to make a couple of easy bucks for yourself is one thing, but at the expense of your downline is simply unacceptable. In addition, I find it strange why some programs should pay money to get listed on MNO while some others won’t. I think it’s only fair that I will not show favoritism and remain unbiased which you see in my reviews and evaluation of any particular program regardless of how much money they paid for advertising However, sometimes the money the admins spent for advertising on MNO is quite substantial as I try to position myself as an elite monitoring service site only for the best and highest quality programs that are ready to pay for results. There is no other monitor in the industry with higher prices for advertising and I’m not going to reduce them just because I want more programs to pay me more money. Again, I don’t want quantity, I want quality.
But what would be my definition of a quality program when it concerns to HYIPs? Well, the first and main thing I appreciate in a program is an admin experienced and honest enough. The admin must be experienced because it will reduce the risk of any technical issues with the site and any problems with payment processors which in turn will make the program run longer. The admin must be honest because the investors (at least those who really know how the industry really works) are smarter than you think. At least if you talk about the MNO audience, they are the last ones to believe all those funny stories about ForEx or stock trading. In fact there's never been one single program that managed to persuade me that they are involved in real business. HYIPs and real business have absolutely nothing in common.
The thing that the HYIP industry is actually a form of high risk gambling shouldn’t put you off though. We all know that even in casinos you will win if you’re lucky enough or if you have your own winning strategy and follow it diligently changing it from time to time to suit your needs best. The same for HYIPs: you should read and investigate all aspects of any particular program thoroughly before jumping to a conclusion and spend your hard-earned money in them. Remember that the task of any HYIP admin is to make you deposit your money, and to make as much money as possible for himself. Your task is always to figure out if this investment would be profitable for you and try to outsmart him. This is how things work in this industry and that is why sometimes the admins try to persuade investors by telling them their money is invested somewhere to give them a false sense of security that will help them part company with their money believing they are investing in something real. Such treatment of HYIPs is pretty dangerous and will lead you nowhere. That’s why you should always treat ALL the high-yield programs as a form of gambling.
Most of the admins will still try their best to make their programs look real but most often they can’t even provide a shred of evidence about what they are doing or explain it properly. Well, if you’re trying to run a program with some story to back-up your claims at least have some basic communication skills to talk about it, because sometimes the “ForEx experts” haven’t even got the most rudimentary understanding of the business they claim to be making millions of dollars from. Yes, it is important to try best to make a program look more professional and sometimes it’s important to have a story that goes with it as well but you have to back-up your words, otherwise you and your program will look hilarious and you will deserve the reputation of a liar which will be hard to deal with in the future. I guess that is why many long-term programs with not-so-educated admins try to avoid MNO at all costs – they simply don’t want their lies to be exposed by me in the reviews and discussions of their programs. Such cowardice is understandable, even excusable of course but I have no interest in such programs. Because usually they are low-quality anyway. I have my own principles and try to follow them regardless of anything.
You should remember that MNO didn’t become a success overnight. When I started my blog I had dedication, total commitment and a passion for what I’m doing and that is what helped me survive the first six months online when I had absolutely no income from advertising and just made some money from my own investments and trying to get myself educated. I think it’s very important to learn all your life and use your experience in what you’re doing. I’m not one of those self-proclaimed experts who run or used to run their own HYIPs and then comes along to teach others where to invest. I only have only my own experience as a regular investor and as a monitor, I never ran or will be running any programs to “help” my readers make money, because eventually these HYIPs will close and you will have to build your business from the beginning. The worst thing, you can lose your reputation or the remnants of it, which I’m not going to do because I appreciate it too much and because I know how hard it is to establish yourself. I’m not hiding anything, not hiding my real name and not hiding the business I’m running or the way I’m running it. I for one am sick of other people’s lies in this industry and I will do my best so you will feel that MNO was and always stays honest with you at all times.
I’m also not afraid to show you my true opinions and speak openly about all the things I like. The fact that a program is listed on MNO doesn’t mean that its review will be flawless – it’s always unbiased and I always speak about its strong and weak points to give you the full picture. That is the point of MNO – that I want to make it as useful as possible for my readers to make their own reasonable and informed decisions.
Despite the success I’ve had there will be always somebody who likes what I’m doing and somebody else who hates it. And I’m totally ok with that because anyone expressing a point of view may be disliked by those afraid of those opinions being heard. That’s what typically accompanies popularity in this industry but the fruits of my hard labor is something I think I deserve for what I sacrificed in running MNO. And I will do everything possible to protect it and make it stronger day after day. My main assets are not HYI programs and not how much money I made from them but rather my readers and their sincere appreciation of what I’m doing, what I have already achieved and what I am just trying to achieve. That is why my main reward is the level of popularity MNO has achieved. Thanks a lot for reading and for supporting MNO, and as always you are free to share your own opinions on what I have to say here or make any suggestions you think will improve my site for you and for other readers.