Tuesday 1 May 2012
Back when ePassporte was still and business (before Chris Mallick ran off with the money and used it to bankroll his Middle Men and Columbus Circle movie projects), a popular trick amongst adult pay-site owners was to lower the scrub and use fresh ePassporte virtual visa cards to get the chargeback ratio under control. They would fund those extra joins themselves and then recuperate the money on the other side.
Interestingly, Zombiao, a billing company, launched an ewallet service last year: RedPass. RedPass users can order a RedPass MasterCard and fund it using their RedPass wallet. On GFY and JBM a few users hinted at the possibility that Zombio could be planning to use RedPass cards in the same way the old ePassporte virtual visa trick was used to get chargeback ratios down. Given the stricter MasterCard regulations, I highly doubt this is the case or even possible.
Monday 30 April 2012
Outsourcing tasks over the internet is a good way to save money and make better use of your time. As internet marketeers we regularly find ourselves doing tasks that can easily be automated. However, sometimes setting up the whole automation process itself might cost us more time and money than it's worth. Especially when the task is a bit more complex and does not always follow the same pattern. In that case outsourcing is the solution. But as many of us have learned the hard way: finding the right people is not easy. Those of you who're tired of hearing the same excuses over and over again, will get a chuckle out of the following commercial: