Update July 07 2014: Advuze has been relaunched. Memberships and direct referrals are intact, but prior to the relaunch they have cancelled all pending withdrawal request and moved all account balances into purchase balance. Rented referrals have been removed and are no longer offered by the site. I appreciate their effort to move towards the real PTC model that relies on real advertisers rather than self-sponsored ads and rentals, however moving balances to purchase balance and relaunching the site after 2 months of being a ghost-site is not the way to go. For now, Advuze will remain on the Not Recommended list. We will see how they will do in the following period.
Update May 25 2014: The admin posted an update regarding the Advuze future – they are planing to re-launch Advuze by July. However, all pending withdrawal requests and account balances were transferred to purchase balance. The site didn’t paid out what you have rightfully earned. Advuze will remain on the Not Recommended list. I doubt this “development” will work out, however we’ll see what happens in July.
Update May 15 2014: Moved from the Watch list to the Not Recommended list. Advuze stopped paying, the payout options have been removed, pending payments were canceled and there are no new payments since April 28. There is no any word from the administration about the current issues.
Update May 13 2014: Advuze is no longer paying – there are no new payments since April 28. Moreover, pending payment requests were cancelled and returned to account balance. Advuze has been moved from the New sites list to the Watch list and will remain on the Watch list until things improve, but if that does not happen real soon, Advuze will be downgraded to the Not Recommended list.
Things we initially liked about Advuze.com:
Unlimited Referral Program – There is no limit to the number of individuals you can refer to the site and this is excellent opportunity for members who are able to build a big downline. You will earn click commissions, as well as purchase and upgrade commissions from your direct referrals.
Free Worldwide service – There are no registration restrictions, people from all over the world can join as a member for free. Users can make money without having to invest any money to get started.
Forum – They have a forum. In our opinion, a PTC site should have a forum. The forum is a place where members and staff can communicate with each other. Members can post their success stories or doubts, post payment proofs, share the experience that they had with the site, ask for support and stay informed about the recent changes made to the site. Usually, on the forum you can notice the first signs if something is wrong. If members complain about non-payments or payment delays, then most likely the site is experiencing problems.
Downsides – Things to Pay Attention to:
Payout Issues – Advuze stopped paying on April 28 and they have cancelled pending payout requests without a notice. The payout options were disabled and users couldn’t request a payout. Later they have transferred all account balances into purchase balance. The forum was removed and they didn’t paid anyone for over 2 months. Now the site has been relaunched.
New & Unproven Program – As usual, we do not recommend making investments (upgrades and rentals) on new sites (under a year old). From our experience, many new PTC sites turns into a non-paying programs. Since we can’t predict which sites could possibly turn into long lasting successful programs, we recommend to wait some time until the site proves that it is stable and credible, rather than invest in the early phase and risk to lose your investment if the site stops paying. However, the choice is yours and it is up to you to make your own decisions. But be sure to test a new site if you plan to invest. It is best to do your research to make sure it is a credible opportunity. Also you should be aware that new sites are notorious for making changes to their membership details, personal and referrals click rate, changes to the payout policy etc. There were a lot of these changes at Advuze. If you decide to invest in a new PTC, never invest more than you can afford to lose. So decide carefully.
- Important Info About the Site
- Changes and Updates
- May 15, 2014 – Moved to the Not Recommended list. Advuze stopped paying.
- May 13, 2014 – Moved to the Watch list due to payout issues.
- March 29, 2014 – Changes to payout waiting time and standard ads click rates.
- February 5, 2014 – AdWorkMedia offer wall added.
- January 14, 2014 – Virool Videos removed.
- January 3, 2014 – Minimum payout changed from $2.00 back to $5.00.
- October 22, 2013 – Fixed ads referral earnings increased from 8% to 30%.
- October 14, 2013 – Minimum payout reduced from $5.00 to $2.00 for the first cash-out request.
- September 20, 2013 – Review published, site added to the New Sites List.
Review Bottom Line:
Advuze recently relaunched, but prior to the relaunch they cancelled all pending payment requests and returned the amount to account balance and later all account balances were transferred to purchase balance. The payment options were disabled for over 2 months and members couldn’t request payout. Despite their “efforts” to make this right, at the moment we would not recommend Advuze. We would rather wait to see what happens in the following period.