How my AdCardz Journey Began...
I was looking for another program where if I bought it, I could be an OWNER of a slice of it. I haven't created my own product or "membership" site per se, until now.
I purchased and now own my own adcardz adboard. Therefore this review is coming from someone who has upgraded, and purchased their main product line.
At the time of this writing, their monthly subscription cost for their SaaS (Software as a Service) is $14.00 a month
. That's easily affordable. So I pulled the trigger and got my own board.
Once purchased, I selected my adboardz "slug" which is just a fancy name for the part of their domain URL that's distinct for you and your board.
[Disclaimer]: Please remember that this is a SaaS offering, and isn't software you install on your own webserver. All hosting and delivery of ads is done through their proprietary service. That means database upkeep and all that tedium is on them. I consider that a win for us marketers.
My logic is that the best money to be made online isn't panning for gold. The best method to make money online is to be helpful, and provide a needed service that helps others achieve what they want online. In other words, it's good to be the shop owner in town selling good to those panning for gold.
My entire online presence with marketing is based on that mindset. I look for ways that I can help others in their online endeavors and provide them with the tools they need to succeed. I truly believe that doing online marketing in such a way does indeed win in the long term. Well, everyone NEEDS traffic.
I decided to work on owning something that could help others with their web traffic issue. Every marketer I know online needs more traffic, and if I can help facilitate that, then I am all for it. I am fairly active in many online advertising communities and sites. I decided I would look for a way to make an ad site that would help people get their own offer seen many times.
I came across adcardz.com and so far the response has been phenomenal. My first step was to place a free ad on their platform.
Easy. I created a free ad, then upgraded that individual ad.
Each ad has to be "activated" (largely by viewing the page and seeing other ads, etc.) it became clear to me t
Then I placed an upgraded ad to see the difference in how the platform performed. I was quite pleasantly surprised at the results.
I like the platform so much, that I bought my own adboard on their platform that I could use as a way to help others.
This really (to me) is the best part: You can own your own adboard, and price the miscellaneous portions however you want. Nice!
To me that is the perfect way for some new entrepreneurs to get started: own something that is turn-key that will help you make money. What I Like
I like the simplicity and ease of use.
AdCardz makes it easy to get your free ad in front of other people. It's viral in the fact that to get your ad in rotation where it will have max effect and be seen the longest, you need to either watch other ads, or send people to your own ad. This creates the continuous traffic. I like how easy this works.
As a bonus, since I am also now an Adcardz program owner through them, I can set the amount of effort\points someone needs to put into it for their ad to be seen. That means that entrepreneurs can set this to a low participation points\value until their site is established. It's all configurable. What I Dislike
The backend has a lot of resources, and I can tell the owners put a LOT of thought into this. However, it seems like the organization and UI aspect of the primary backend could be a little more thought out and robust. Final Verdict
With all that said, I think that adcardz.com is a fantastic way for new marketers who want to get into program ownership to find a niche.
This product lends itself quite well to niche audiences. I firmly believe that the upgrade I've purchased and promotion I've done is only going to grow bigger.
I got into this as a way to find an advertising platform, and stayed because I now own a great product that I recommend to everyone.
I hope this review helps you understand adcardz.com a little better and how it can fit into your marketing plans.