PeopleString – can you really make money just by joining a Social Networking site?

join people stringEarlier today I was asked by a friend to check out whether a particular website was a scam – a common request!

Whilst researching the site in question I  came across a link to peoplestring.com – a social networking site.  Nothing  new there I hear you say! Thousands have sprung up on the back of the success of MySpace, Facebook and the god awful phenomenon that is Twitter…

But this one is different – it’s free to join and they claim that they pay you to attract people to, and use the site. The only immediately apparent catch is that you have to accept a certain amount of junk mail. Not really a problem, getting it sent to a Hotmail account or similar will minimize that inconvenience.

The principle is that you get paid for recruiting new members and there’s also an ‘upgrade’ (you get a percentage of if people buy that from your links) – which entitles people who pay $200 to a larger stake in the profit share they describe, which is based on their advertising revenue (this I wonder about when Facebook and Twitter are reportedly losing money on a daily basis!). It’s all very MLM, and seems very ‘spammy’ with your ‘make money on the Internet’ sharks…

But – the key thing here is it’s free! I like free! So, I’ve signed up to see if what they say is true… I’ll be back later to report on if it works or not….

If you fancy helping with my ‘experiment’ click here and join….

3 Responses to PeopleString – can you really make money just by joining a Social Networking site?

  • Interesting development, but their site does read remarkably like an MLM scheme…

  • Miles – it is MLM. But compared to the old school is very soft sell. What intrigues me is that you don’t have to actually ‘buy’ anything if you don’t want to – it doesn’t involve over priced cleaning products or cosmetics. It is an interesting approach. But don’t doubt I’ll be back to slate it if it turns out to be all smoke and mirrors…

  • Conclusion…

    Nice idea. But riddled with spam and get rich quick morons and is not the best put together of sites… Don’t bother.