Frequently Asked Questions

If you are like the rest of us, you may think there has to be a “hidden catch” to our FREE FOREVER marketing and advertising offer. To ease your concerns and to answer your questions, we have put forth the short list of some of commonly asked questions we had been asked in the past.

We hope you find your answers here, however if there is anything that is not answered here or you need an additional clarification, please feel free to call us, contact us via our online contact form, or better yet why not schedule a complimentary one on one consultation with one of our knowledgeable consultants and get your answers right on the spot. Oh, did we mention … the one on one consultation is always FREE and we will even give you a worthy incentive to talk to us, a two months of our Social Media Marketing Service, absolutely free.

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Is your service really FREE?

Yes. Our service is and will always be free. This is not limited trial offer and there are no hidden catches or qualifiers other than to simply refer five businesses for the same great service.

How can you afford to give all services FREE?

You are right, majority of services we offer have costs, but those costs are absorbed and paid for by referral and other revenues the platform is generating so at the end of the day, there is absolutely no cost to use any of services we offer.

Where geographically is your service available?

Our initial focus are businesses and business entities located in Canada and USA and for the time being we are accepting membership in Canada and USA only. We are working on expanding our services to Europe, Australia and New Zealand as our next target markets. If your business is located in one of those future target markets we invite you to pre-register your membership. There is no cost to pre-register the business and you will be notified when the full membership in your geographical area is available.

Why membership fees, you said the program is FREE?

Yes, there is a monthly membership fee of $899.00 + GST but that fee is refunded back to you as a part of the referral structure that you receive every month. The referral revenue received by each active member is  $14,300 dollars every month so the small $899 monthly fee is more than paid for.

What marketing services can I buy with my advertising dollars?

Anything you wish and anything your business needs. Examples of services internally offered so far are: web site design, web site promotion (AdWords, Facebook Ads, postcard, coupon advertising, SEO services, social media promotion, banners, signs and more). We are also actively adding to the list of our member vendors (members who have signed up for the program and are offering their products and services via our platform).

 Why are you asking that I spend 50% of the generated revenue dollars on services offered by members?

The primary aim of our platform is to generate advertising and marketing dollars you need to promote your business properly and adequately. However, this is only a part of our platform. We also aim to bring new clients that are directly looking to do business with you. Therefore we strongly encourage that some of advertising budget we generate for your business, is spent on services our member community offers. There should be plenty of opportunity to find majority of services and products you need, from within our co-op community. However we understand that there may be services or vendors you may be already loyal to or that we may not be able to provide with everything your business needs to properly market itself, so that is why we are allowing you to spend other half of generated advertising budget on any outside service you choose, if this is what you prefer.

You ask that I spend 50% of my budget on adverting services provided by member services but your member community offers more than just advertising services. Can I spend my monies on something else than advertising?

Yes, you need to spend 50% of your budget on advertising related services offered by members. However, if you see a value of the services offered by our members in other than advertising and marketing field, you are more than welcome to spend a portion or a whole of your other 50% of the budget we generate for you on those services, even if they are not related to the advertising or marketing of your business, product or service. Additionally, if the member of the community is offering a deal that you think is a good and fair value, you can purchase anything from them with your own funds or negotiate a deal just as you would do with any other merchant you are doing business with.

I see great savings and value that co-op members are providing so I wish to spend more than half of my generated advertising budget on those services. Are there any restrictions on this?

No, there are no restrictions on maximum spend. We ask you spend at least half of funds we generate for your business advertising internally, however if you choose to spend more you are more than welcome to do so.

Your system promises to generate approximately $13,400 per month that I can spend on advertising and marketing, products or services for my business. What if I need more?

Great, if you need more we will work with you to generate more funds. We have used very conservative figures to calculate the earning potential each member business can benefit from the program, however with a very minimal effort this sum can be easily doubled, tripled or even quadrupled. There is no maximum earning cap that our program is imposing.

I see something offered by one of members but it is not an advertising or marketing service. Can I still buy it with my credits?

Absolutely. We require you spend 50% of your credits on advertising your business. By insisting in spending on advertising, we ensure that your business will be getting an exposure and reach needed to grow your business to the next level. The other 50% of your credits you can spend on anything including non advertising related products and services.

I do not have enough credits but I would like to start advertising my business right away. Can I pay for services up front and get reimbursed for it later?

Absolutely. We allow the retroactive claim for any advertising expenses from the time you have started with the program up to and including one year retroactive.

I just rebuilt my website before joining the program. Can I claim for those expenses?

Yes, any expenses up to 6 months prior joining the program are eligible for full reimbursement providing that the billing party joins the program and submits the expense claim through our platform. You will receive a rebate equal to 1/6 of the expanse claimed for up to 6 months or as long as the third party merchant you are claiming expenses for, is the member of the program (up to a maximum of 100% advertising credit available on your account).

What about any other advertising and marketing related costs I incurred prior to joining your program? Can I claim them too?

Yes, any expenses that are deemed to be directly relevant to marketing and advertising your business or product, up to 6 months prior joining the program are eligible for full reimbursement providing that the billing party joins the program and submits the expense claim through our platform. You will receive a rebate equal to 1/6 of the expanse claimed for up to 6 months or as long as the third party merchant you are claiming expenses for, is the member of the program (up to a maximum of 100% advertising credit available on your account).

I traded some of my product and services for marketing and advertising (barter). Can I claim those expenses and get reimbursed?

Yes, as long as the other party is willing to provide us with the bona-fide invoice they have billed for their services. How you paid for that service (dollars, potatoes, shoes or pies) is up to you and the other party.

What do you need as a proof of an expense?

A verifiable invoice stating that you were billed and paid for service. We employ same rules employed by CRA, IRS or relevant government agency of your country. If the invoice or bill will pass for them it will pass for us, if not than we cannot accept it either.

What about any other advertising and marketing related costs I incurred prior to joining your program? Can I claim them too?

Yes, any expenses that are deemed to be directly relevant to marketing and advertising your business or product, up to 6 months prior joining the program are eligible for full reimbursement providing that the billing party joins the program and submits the expense claim through our platform. You will receive a rebate equal to 1/6 of the expanse claimed for up to 6 months or as long as the third party merchant you are claiming expenses for, is the member of the program (up to a maximum of 100% advertising credit available on your account).

Can I claim non-marketing expenses I incurred before joining your program (just as I claimed for marketing and advertising expenses)?

No, you can not. Our platform is meant to help you with advertising and marketing costs and is most comprehensive and generous in the industry. But, we cannot just pay out for everything our members claim otherwise we would not stay in business for to long even with best management and industry backing we have assembled to help our members.

I traded some of my product and services for marketing and advertising (barter). Can I claim those expenses and get reimbursed?

Yes, as long as the other party is willing to provide us with the bona-fide invoice they have billed for their services. How you paid for that service (dollars, potatoes, shoes or pies) is up to you and the other party.

What do you need as a proof of an expense?

A verifiable invoice stating that you were billed and paid for service. We employ same rules employed by CRA, IRS or relevant government agency of your country. If the invoice or bill will pass for them it will pass for us, if not than we cannot accept it either.

I have not paid for the service to my vendor but they have billed me already. Can I still submit the claim for the reimbursement?

Yes, you can as long as the vendor has invoiced you and providing you and your vendor are willing to fulfil all other obligations stated earlier (both must be active members).

My vendor did not give me an invoice (I paid cash). Can I claim that expense?

No. You would not be allowed to submit that expense to CRA, IRS or your country’s taxation agency. We follow the same transparency and eligibility rules allowing only legitimate expenses to be claimed.

I am busy, how much of an effort and time do I need to invest to make your program work for me?

Good question. How much time would you typically spend with your client to generate net earning of over $13,400 every month? But worry not, we understand you have other things to take care of so we have built our program and platform to be on a full auto-pilot without any involvement from you past the initial consultation and marketing plan implementation. The time frame for this initial work depends from business to business and how much work is needed to properly brand and market your business but for a typical business we estimate a direct need of about 40 hours of your time, from there on we can progress and continue to work with your internal marketing team or if you do not have one, we will provide that service for you.

I am not ready to sign up for a full program but I admire your expertise and know how. Can I retain your services the traditional way (by paying for your work and expertise)?

Absolutely. We are very proud of our program and would recommend everyone join it but we understand and respect that some businesses are not quite ready to take that leap right away. We therefore offer the traditional services such as web site design, logo and corporate identity development, graphic design, web site promotion, search engine optimisation, AdWords and PPC (pay per click management) and more. For a full list of products and services offered, please visit our “Services” section of the website.

I am retiring / selling my business. Are my membership, referrals and credits transferable to a new owner?

Absolutely. Your membership, your referrals, advertising credits (both acquired / available as well as future) are fully transferable to the new owner.

I want to leave the program but have unused advertising credits. Can I transfer them to cash and have them paid out to me?

No, but you will have 24 months to use any credits available to you for any advertising or marketing related expenses. Credits available after 24 months of inactivity will expire and become null and void.

Will I receive the referral credits from my active referrals even after I leave the program?

No, any future earned referral credits earned by inactive or terminated member will be paid to your referrals as bonuses, in addition to their regular credits and based on the disbursement matrix that regular referrals are paid as.

I want to advertise my services / products in your membership directory. How do I do that?

Any current member in good standing can advertise their goods or services in membership directory at no charge. The membership directory listing is one of exclusive perks of your membership.

I do not want to join the co-operative (become a member) but I would like to buy advertising on your website (directory listings,  banners, etc.) How do I do that?

Directory listings, website banners and other advertising (other than premium advertising served by our affiliated partner network) are exclusive perk available only to our paid members. At the moment we do not offer any third party advertising opportunities on our website exclusive of our members and premium partners.

Looks good, but I still need more before I decide if this is or is not for me.

No problems. We have put together a more detailed guide that specifically outlines how advertising dollars are generated. We will gladly share this information you on demand, any time. Please use the following form to request access to this information …