How They Work and Can You Trust Them?
HYIP, or High Yield Investment Programs allow you to earn a considerable daily or monthly interest on your investment. It can be something from 5% monthly to even unbelievable 50% daily. The risk is very high and you need always to know the most up to date information to take the right decision. By investing in HYIPs you risk your money every day, because you has no warranty that your money is safe and in fact it isn't.
There are several sources of information about HYIP programs, though no one of them is perfectly reliable, you should use them all and know how to find the needed information about every certain program. Without the right information it may be much harder to be a successful investor.
One of the main sources of the HYIP information are the HYIP monitors. HYIP monitors list all HYIP sites and provide with some basic information about the program, as when it was started, how does it claim to gain the needed profit and what are the interest and fees, but also the most important information - if the program is paying or not. Some programs continue operating even after they've finished to pay their members and while experienced investor may always find out easily if the program still pays or not, newbie investors may sometimes lose money on such programs.
All HYIP monitors work in a very simple way, they just monitor all the HYIP programs and also sort them by payouts, age and their preferences. Lots of HYIP monitors also allow people to vote for the programs. While this is a great feature, some of the votes may be easily forged by the program owners themselves, but still the majority of votes are usually made by real persons, which were happy after they got paid. Also pay more attention too the bad votes.
Good programs are never marked with "not paid", so if any HYIP monitor claims that the program is not paying, stay away from it. But even if the program is paying now, it may stop paying soon and turn to a scam. Look for more information about a program before considering an investment.
There are now hundreds of different HYIP monitors and most of them list hundreds of HYIPs, the competition is very high, though Goldpoll is one of the biggest HYIP protals. Other good HYIP monitor is HYIPs Analysis, where you can check an average lifetime of any HYIP program and estimate how long will a certain HYIP last.
HYIP monitors earn from the interest paid by the HYIPs, but also form referral commissions generated by their visitors who decide to invest in the program. Also every HYIP owner should usually pay around $20-$50 to get his HYIP listed. This money is invested aftewards into the program.
HYIP monitors are great to check the program and see if it pays, but they mostly list programs paying high returns, like over 10% daily and these HYIP usually don't last long, so a lot of people get scammed by believing that the program is able to generate this kind of interest for a long term period.