I am Ashley. I am the one who purchased the HYIP-Pulse domain from Christopher. First I want to tell you that I fully understand all your concerns, and I also understand why you are doing the things as you are doing them. But before I continue with that topic I first want to introduce myself to all of you. I am 25 years old / young (whatever) and I am currently living in California. However I am not born in the US. Originally I come from Austria (but no intentions to become a female Schwarzenegger - lol). I started to make money on the Internet like four years ago. About at the same time I also discovered the HYIPs. I had the luck to understand very fast how those games work and how they should be played. This enabled me to make some nice profits without the initial losses.
I had a lot of fun playing HYIPs and, yes I won't hide that, I also tried to run a few myself. One of them was quite successful and I am sure a few of you did invest in it. This gave me the opportunity to look inside the life of a successful HYIP admin. But to be honest: I did not like it at all! It was complicated, stressful and involved a huge load of work that was in no relation to the profits you had inside your pocket in the end. Hell, a job in the next burger restaurant is more profitable per hour, at least if you let the majority of your investors reach the profit zone. So in the end I decided that it is not my thing. I am more the investor type of girl.
So you ask me why I purchased HYIP-Pulse. I followed Chris' blog since the beginning. And yes, I do not deny that he did a great job with his website with only the best intentions. It is kind of strange: On one hand I am happy that his work was destroyed, on the other hand I am really really sorry for him. Maybe it is the best if I tell you a bit about my point of view. This will probably help you to understand why. Let's have a look at the basic mechanisms of HYIPs. Every HYIP needs a growing inflow of cash. As the liabilities grow, the inflow of money needs to be bigger in order to keep the program running. No matter how good the intentions of any HYIP admin are, no program will survive for long without big money flowing in.
I am sure you all know that there are programs who last for around 100 days, maybe even a bit longer. Are they the real profitable ones for HYIP players? No, they are not. The most profit is made by ref sharks, the admin and a few early birds. The majority of investors leaves the program with a really really small profit, +- zero or with a loss (last one is the most common). But which programs are the ones that also make the standard investors without a big downline the winners? The programs that last 600 days and more of course! But why do some programs last so long and others don't?
The reason is simple: Those rich but dumb (or only dumb) newbies who have a poor education and are not even able to complete a few simple logical thoughts. They are not dumb you say? Well, what else would you call a person that is taking a large credit for an investment or a person that takes all his savings to throw it into a company with no verifiable history and unrealistic returns? Whatever, back to the main topic. It is this money that is enabling those programs to last that long. Those people usually only compound and never withdraw a cent. Can you imagine how many people can be paid for 180 days with a 1 million bucks deposit? It's just insane. And those programs get a lot of such deposits at a certain stage.
Now we have a lot of people profiting, thanks to such people. Among them also some newbies who invested smaller but significant amounts. If they are getting paid, they will keep playing HYIPs. As you can see, this mechanism is also insuring the steady inflow of regular new HYIP players. And this is crucial, as every single HYIP player will leave the industry at one time or another. This is how the basic stability mechanism of HYIPs works.
But what happens now if the internet is full of websites where you can read all about these schemes? Of course, also the most stupid guy ever will find this and may change his mind. In the long run this will limit the number of such big deposits that make some programs last for a long time. Thus, the overall industry stability is suffering, more and more people will loose, making the industry even more unstable. We could already see first signs of that, the LR shutdown impact just showed how week the industry was already. FYI: Big processor shutdowns happened before and they had way less effects than this time.
OK, now you know what I think. I am sure you are curious to know what my plans are. First I clearly want to say: I will not touch the newbies. I will not actively recruit anyone and I will also not recruit people under false promises and lies. I do not want to be a dirty scammer like some other persons (you may call them "pimps"). So what will I do: Operate a HYIP blog, not more, not less. A great resource for basic HYIP knowledge (also about the risk, but not as detailed as Chris did), up to date listings, great HYIP picks, reviews, weekly performance reports, scam notices and probably more in the future. I want to protect my readers against losses just as Chris did and I also would like to establish a close relationship, that enables us all to have some great conversations on the latest topics.
I hope I was able to clear up a few ?'s and doubts. If there are still some left, feel free to post them and I will reply you as soon as I find the time for it.
PS: Yes, my picture in FB is not me. But why you are complaining like a child? It is not that rare to use some celebrity pictures on social profiles. However, for the naysayers I have changed my FB cover. It shows now that it is not me on the picture. Feel honored!