Every day, users view millions of pages by surfing on each others pages, exchanging messages, commenting on pictures, writing blogs, and so on. On every page, advertising is displayed. Every time a user follows one of this adverts, the website get paid for the click. So far nothing exceptional, pretty much like myspace or facebook one would say.
Now, with other social networks, users are doing all the hard work by posting content, inviting and sharing with their friends, and clicking on ads, the website make millions of dollars in advertising every day, and they keep it all to themselves. Does that seem fair?
Here, there is a difference: at the end of each month they count their revenue, and share it with their users. Not only that, but they track and keep record of the activity of each person you refer, and each person they refer, and so on and so on, up to 10 levels/tiers. Not only are you getting revenue from your activity, but also from your friends activity, and their friends activity, and the friends of their friends activity. Needless to say, it adds up.
Yuwie itself can't say exactly how much you can legitimately make, as it has just been released. Even professionals like myself can only merely speculate as to how people 'en masse' can make or break a good idea.
Here's an example of what could happen. The chart below assumes you refer 3 people, and those 3 people refer 3, then those refer 3, through 10 levels. If each referral has 1000 page views, or impressions, per month, and the month's Revenue Sharing Rate, RSR, is $0.50.
Now I know most of you at this point are thinking bu****t! 10 grand a month? to hang out on the web? That's impossible. But well, okay, the first users did get paid, view payment proof, and the thousands of new users are getting paid (you'll find pictures of their stats and checks in their blogs all over the web). Yes, it's small amounts of money, but the increase is promising and since you're on myspace or facebook all day for free anyway, what have you got to loose? Did myspace or facebook paid you a single cent?
Take a break from posting on people's walls and looking at pictures of people you don't know anymore and give it a try.
Feel also free to visit my blog, where I give some good advice on how to get successful on Yuwie and where I write about my adventures in Cambodia...an added bonus.