Need script and website design for a new kind of advertising program.
It will work like a straight line matrix or powerline. In other words, everyone who joins after you do is under you. You can then send your email ad out to everyone under you.
Free to join. Members must fund their online account if they wish to submit an ad to the list. Done from their member's area using any one of several payment options. The cost for their ad is determined by the number of people the ad will go to. 1-999 is $5 plus $1 to admin. 1000 or more is $10 plus $2 to admin.
The 5 people directly above you each receive 20% of your payment. Example: If the member pays $5 then the 5 people above him each receive $1, credited to each of those member's online account. Members can request a withdrawal when they have $10 or more or they can use the funds in their account to purchase their own email ad to everyone under them.
The member's area will need a text/html text ad submitter where they enter their subject line and message body content. This editor should have a preview option before the ad is actually submitted. Ads should then be sent out automatically.
Members can submit or purchase up to 1 ad per day.
Email address validation is required. I would also like to have a re-validation email sent out at random intervals to make sure the members are using valid email addresses. If a validation link is not clicked on within 24 hours it should place that member in Vacation Mode.
A Vacation Mode feature: If a member knows they will be away for a length of time, they can login and enable Vacation Mode. With this feature enabled they cannot receive payments or submit/purchase ads. As a security measure, disabling Vacation Mode should make the member wait 24 hours before they can purchase/submit another ad. This way they cannot just submit an ad and then enable vacation mode to avoid receiving any email ads.
Also, with Vacation Mode enabled they should not have any re-validation links emailed to them and they cannot receive payments. This means the script will need to look at the 5 people above someone who are not in Vacation mode to make sure 5 people get paid when someone purchases an ad.
I will need a mass payment feature to do batch payments for any withdrawal requests.
I'm also concerned about spam complaints. In each email ad that goes out a clause and link should be included. Such as If you no longer wish to receive email ads from BUSINESS NAME please use the link below to terminate your membership. If you have any ideas on preventative measures to keep my hosting service from shutting me down with 1 or 2 spam complaints, I would like your input. Perhaps a rotating IP address option? Or sending ads from a different domain or server?
An email script that throttles the sends down would be a good idea. For example, limiting the sends to 100 every 10 or 15 seconds. This should also relieve some load on the server.
It would also be nice if bounce notifications could be intercepted and trigger Vacation Mode for that member.