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    Hello!!

    I do wonderin what will be the best choice for payments for freelancers, (PAY PAL, Western Union, e-Gold, etc). In my country PAYPAL dont accept our country.. which really unfortunate for people like us here...

    Btw im using IKOBO.

    It was really great, you can send upto 500USD for free for new signup, and they'll send you an VISA debit card to withdraw funds from your account.. but still it has fees, a much lower to other money tranfers. (really great) :glasses:

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    Senior Member rosland's Avatar
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    IKOBO is apparently a fairly new online-payment system that is aggressively marketing itself.

    Their path of choice for marketing, is so called multilevel marketing.
    This is a common method used by companies that lacks the financial means required for effective marketing, normally in combination with a mediocre product. The quality of their product reduces their chance of succeeding through market reputation alone.

    What is multilevel marketing then?
    The system is based on greed. The companies products are sold through so called distributors that are basically clients who have already purchased the product. The way it works, is that each time a client manages to recruit a new member, he gets a commision from the company. When the new "distributors" downstream of the first one reqruits more members, the first one will receive some percentage of the commissions beeing paid out downstream. Hence, the more people you're able to directly recruit, the more money will flow your way.

    Do not believe anything a distributor has to say about the product. His sole motivation is making money through signing you up. He/she will use all means available to convince you of the products infallibleness. They will not mention their own commision, as this would unveil their real motives and turn you off as a potential customer.
    After having convinced you of the superiority of the product, you will be let in on the scheme.

    You will note that a IKOBO distributors allways makes an IKOBO marketing post, as their first post in all forums they join. If you look at user profiles, you will often see that all their posts revolve around IKOBO.
    In my humble opinion, this form of marketing is in poor taste and just another form of SPAM.
    Any company marketing their products this way, has a huge credibilty problem with me.

    Read more about multilevel marketing here


    And not to forget, some revealing stories about IKOBO here:
    http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=158896
    http://www.crappycompanies.com/
    S. Rosland

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    Senior Member justlivyalife's Avatar
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    He asks what people use, and then proceeds to advertise Ikobo?....
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