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Major improvements to our payment system
Posted on July 10 2014 by admin.We're very excited to rollout our updates to the FileSummit payment system! These changes mark the end of our old payment system, which, if my memory serves me correctly, has been in place since our initial launch in 2011! Although it has served us and our users well, it wasn't as robust as it should have been and we've outgrown it. It has needed an overhaul for quite some time now in order to bring it up to the same level of sophistication as the rest of the site's features.
Our new system gives us the flexibility to assign users to different pay schedules to suit their needs and their traffic.
We've also added the ability to see what fees are associated with your payment.
Even though we don't charge any fees for standard payments (we even cover the PayPal fees for you), it makes the following possible... The early payment option!
That's right, we are pleased to announce we will soon be offering an early payment option, which when used will get you paid FASTER than your assigned payment schedule so you can do the things you want to do with your money sooner!
Our new payment schedules are
- Balance Approval - Balance is approved at the end of the month
- Payment Schedule - Payments are processed on 3rd
- Conditions - Minimum Cashout $5.00 (unless otherwise marked)
Biweekly aka Fortnightly
- Balance Approval - Balance is approved on the 15th and at the end of the month
- Payment Schedule - Payments are processed three days after approval (the 18th and the 3rd)
- Conditions - Minimum earnings required to qualify: $25/day.
This schedule is reserved for our Top Publishers.
- Balance Approval - Balance is approved on Monday
- Payment Schedule - Payments are processed on Fridays
- Conditions - You must be considered a Top Publisher
All users will start on the default schedule and will be changed to difference schedules based on their needs and performance. As excited as we are for these changes, we are mindful that these changes might take some getting used to, so to aid with the transition we will be starting everyone off on the biweekly schedule which means payments will be processed on the 18th of July
As always, if you have any questions or need any help, feel free to contact anyone in the FileSummit team and we'll help you out
We're redefining an industry
Posted on February 23 2014 by admin.Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything
- Steve Jobs
Two years ago, I came to the conclusion that innovation in the PPD industry had stalled.
So I made a decision, I was going to build a PPD website that changed everything.
I wasn't going to just get my hands on a copy of a $50 script, slap a new skin on and call it a day. I was going to build something that left a mark on this industry and it was going to be built from the ground up.
So I took on the single biggest project I have ever worked on... Boy did I underestimate the size of it!
Creating a website that will redefine an entire industry required countless sleepless nights. I could not tell you the number of times I've been told to pull the pin on it, its just taken too long to develop - move on. But I pushed on.
Some of you may be aware that over that these last two years, FileSummit has appeared every now and then, to test the waters.
Even in our infancy, we delivered features that left other PPD's playing catch up. To name a few, cover photo, download/activity feed and download pages that could be customized like never before.
We've constantly aspired to push the envelope just that little bit further with everything we've done and this is no exception.
Today we are proud to launch a Pay-Per-Download website that will unleash your untapped potential by building the tools and providing the resources you need to achieve your earning goals.
We know that there are already a lot of Pay-Per-Download websites out there and we are more than aware that every one claims that they have the best features and the highest payouts. We say, if you're going to make that claim, you need to be able to back it up.
How do we back up our claims?
In order to secure the highest earnings for you, we acquire offers from a number of affiliate networks and we regularly push them for higher paying offers and access to private offers.
On the administrative side, we have developed an A/B tester for offers. The A/B tester makes comparing the performance of two offers a breeze. The quantitative data returned from the A/B tester gives us everything we need to be 100% sure we're only enabling the best offers for our users.
We are proud to reveal our Landing Page builder. This tool allows you to fully customise your LPs. The builder also features templates and plugins which you can add at the click of a button so you can make the perfect landing page for your niche.
Sounds cool right? Well, It gets even cooler.
This tool is community driven!
Plugins and templates are stored and pulled via the forum. Anyone in the community has the power submit templates/plugins for the benefit of the FileSummit community. Built by our PPD users, for other PPD users.
The sky is the limit - this feature will allow your landing pages to possess almost any functionality imaginable
- a force like script
- a comments/testemonials script
- a poll script
- UI/UX improvements
- a keygen generator that displays different messages
- additional statistics with Google Analytics
- your own split tester
- ANYTHING AT ALL
Flashy features are great but they mean nothing if you can't get the basics right. Rest assured we well and truly cover the essentials:
- Mobile friendly
- Powerful file editor
- Multi-file uploader
- Support system
- Fully customizable widgets
- Fully customizable download pages
- Fully customizable landing pages with templates and plugins (beta)
- Detailed file breakdowns
- Detailed geo statistics
- "Intelligence" (beta)
- AND SO MUCH MORE
FileSummit will remain invite-only. Which means to become a member you must be invited (through a referral link) or attain an invitation code and then be accepted after manual review.
Publishers only receive a limited number of invites periodically. These restrictions ensure that members are particular about who they invite, resulting in the careful drafting of new talent.
We're doing this achieve our goal of building a PPD site with unmatched features, a strong community and a high-performing user base.
Our mission is and always will be to disrupt the PPD industry and be beautifully different
Posted on October 04 2013 by admin.We have received an overwhelming amount of interest in participating in FileSummit beta and we are very excited to announce we have re-opened the application process!
See what others are saying:
"With all the customizations and style, this one caught my attention!"
"Awesome! Started with an FR lead!!
"holyshit, that content locker looks goooooooood!"
We're unlocking higher performing offers!
Posted on September 06 2013 by admin.A new in-house offer importer to ensure you earn more!
We have completely overhauled the offer selection process at FileSummit. Originally offers were selected manually and entered into the database one by one. This worked reasonably well, however we knew that it would never be a permanent solution as offers from our affiliates are continually changing and expiring.
So we sat down and we did what we do best.... We innovated. We crafted a new proprietary program that allows us to compare offers from ALL of our affiliates and select the standout performers - making it easier for you to earn more with FileSummit than any of the competitors.
If a country is performing poorly, let one of the staff know and we'll have it fixed up almost instantly!
Welcome to the NEW FileSummit
Posted on September 06 2013 by admin.It's taken the best part of a year but it's finally here! The new FileSummit has arrived.
Countless hours have gone into this huge upgrade and it's finally time to start taking in beta testers. All beta testers will be given the 'beta tester' badge which they can proudly show off on the site!
Ready, Set, Go! It's competition time!
Posted on September 23 2012 by admin.Your support and membership during this beta stage is very important to us and to show our appreciation, we would like to launch FileSummit's first competition!
Start: October 1st
Finish: October 31st
Who can enter?
This competiton is open to all FileSummit members
How to win?
Be one of the top 3 earners in October
First place - $50 bonus
Second place - $25 bonus
Third place - $15 bonus
To qualify for a position you must earn over $100 between October 1st and October 31st
Let the drafting begin!
Posted on September 17 2012 by admin.Firstly, we'd like to thank our first round off successful applicants. You have provided us with considerable insight into future features and improvements, some of which you'll see are already live within the website!
Since our first round we have made a couple of changes.
- Completely redesigned the members area
- Redesigned the download page
- Enabled descriptions for files
- Were the first to impliment a cover photo for downloads
- Worked tirelessly (to all hours of the morning) to improve our offer selections
- Implemented an in house offer/lead tracker to better automate offer selections and track leads
- Updated the statistics: Say hello to Daily Breakdowns and Country Overviews
- Added a user ranking feature
- Created a 'latest activity' feed, showing clicks and leads for your account (great feature btw! :))
- Security upgrades, tests and retests
- And many more backend tweaks, changes and improvements.
Today, we are very excited to announce that FileSummit will be once again taking applications!
A friendly reminder to applicants - your application must include valid information and details about past PPD experience and/or your planned methods to monetize your files with FileSummit. We don't like to reject applications, so be truthful and give us every reason to accept your application.
FileSummit has arrived
Posted on August 19 2012 by admin.Finally, it's time to pull back the curtain and reveal FileSummit to the world! We've spent a hours crafting FileSummit to be powerful, innovative and easy to use.
During this stage of development FileSummit is in private invite-only beta. Which means to become a member you must be invited (through a referral link) or attain an invitation code and then be accepted after manual review.
Publishers only recieve a limited number of invites periodically. These restrictions ensure that members are particular about who they invite, resulting in the careful drafting of new talent.
We're doing this achieve our goal of building a PPD site with unmatched features, a strong community and a high-performing user base. By limiting numbers, it allows us to control growth and ensure that our small company and service can scale with the increased load. We know it's not perfect, but it's the most effective way to ensure nothing breaks if it grows too quickly.
We know that there are already a lot of Pay-Per-Download websites on the internet and it'll be tough to gain traction but we believe there is a lot of unseen potential in this industry. We're focusing on unleashing that untapped potential by building the tools and providing the resources required to start making some serious bank. If you're reading this now then hopefully our efforts haven't been futile.
We've tried all the PPD options out there and we've come to the conclusion, innovation in this industry has stalled. We're here to fix that. Our mission is to disrupt the PPD industry and be beautifully different