Wow, 2016 has been an incredible year!  A heartfelt and sincere thank you to all of our great members who continue to recommend Yazing as well as to all the great brands who have jumped on board this year.  As we pause to take a look back at 2016, we wanted to start with a huge thank you to everyone!

Highlights:

We ended 2016 with over $30 Million in sales for our brands!  That represents more than a 300% increase from where we were at the end of Q2!  We ended 2016 with around 5k members who earned over half a million dollars in commissions last year!

Membership Update:

As the word about Yazing continues to spread, our membership numbers continue to increase rapidly.  Here is what 2016 looked like:

Money Update:

We finished 2016 with $30.7 million in sales generated for our partner brands & stores, up 321% from Q2-2016 and 134,000% from the end of 2015.  Total cash rewards earned by members increased 21,000% year over year and 367% from the end of Q2-2016, ending the year at $563k.  In fact, our growth was so good, we were recognized by Commission Junction as a finalist for their 2016 Retail Publisher of the Year Award!

Stores/Brands Update:

We ended the year with 575 of the top internet brands, and there are a lot more waiting in the wings to get on the site.  We continue to maintain a policy of only bringing on new brands that are offering Yazing members their top commission rates and focusing our efforts on adding the stores requested most by our members.  If there is a store missing from the site, other than Amazon, please let us know, and we will do our best to add them as soon as possible.

Referral Transactions Update:

If we had to pick an area where we stumbled in 2016, this would have to be it.  We have a great growing base of members who are savvy shoppers and early adopters with significant online influence. We haven’t done a good job at promoting the ability to make money without having to make a purchase online.  This is a HUGE opportunity for our members and will be a major focus in 2017.  Some of our members have started sharing their links customized deal links and are making significant money!

Member Dashboard Update:

Completing our dashboard is a top priority for us, and in 2016 we were able to launch the first phase of this project.  Members can now see and confirm each shopping visit they make as well as every referral shopping visit that credited to their account.  We added the ability to easily request a Yazing Cash Rewards Report until we can fully automate that process and get all the transactions into the dashboard.  Finally, we added the ability to report any missing transactions that may not have tracked correctly.

Thanks everyone for a fantastic 2016 and may 2017 be a happy, healthy, and profitable year for you!

Adam

A huge thank you to all of our members!  We appreciate your spreading the word and continuing to help Yazing grow!  The 2nd Quarter of 2016 was amazing!

Highlights:

We ended the 2nd Quarter with $7.3 million in sales for our brands, up 624% from the first quarter!  This came along with an 83% growth in Yazing members and 575% increase in total commissions earned by Yazing members.

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As we quickly approach next week’s 4th of July celebration, we want to take this opportunity to help you declare your independence from the typical deal hunter shopping cycle.  The truth is that the average shopper considers themselves a deal hunter, happy when they find a good deal or coupon code without realizing that they are in fact being hunted.  Who’s doing the hunting?

The marketers are the real hunters.  They take the deals and coupons that the brands provide and use them as bait to lure the shoppers to the sites.  These brands and stores in turn pay the marketers cash bounties for acquiring these customers and charge that on their books as customer acquisition costs.

Yazing is your weapon for taking control and declaring your independence!  We give you access to the latest deals and coupons that all the shoppers are looking for, let you claim the cash bounties for sharing these deals and coupons with the typical shopper happy to find the deal or coupon code blissfully unaware that they are being hunted.   We also help you claim these bounties for your own purchases so you can stop being “acquired” by others.

Here are some of the deals and coupon codes that are being offered by some of our partners that you can share this 4th of July to earn your piece of the action, we will keep this page updated as more partners announce their deals.  Simply add your Yazing username to the end of each link as shown before sharing:

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yazing and pointsWe are excited to announce today that Yazing has partnered with Points.com to offer our members cash rewards for swapping rewards points between programs, cashing in points for gift cards, and purchasing airline and hotel rewards points & miles.

Besides offering one of the best tools to manage all of your rewards points programs, Points.com manages the points purchase programs for many of the top airlines and hotel chains. This means Yazing members can now earn cash rewards for purchasing & gifting their rewards points & miles!

Here are some of the specifics:

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I sent our first update when we hit 1,000 members in March and this update shows how we did last month.  Yazing continues to grow rapidly and we are working hard to keep up!

Highlights:
As you can see by the image above, Yazing continues to see great month over month growth.  In May we saw a 73% increase in Sales for our brands, 27% increase in membership, and an 88% increase in total cash rewards earned by our members from the prior month!
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monetizeYazing has been growing fast and we have already generated over $4 million dollars in sales for the brands and stores we we have online.  Here are the top 10 money making and top 10 money saving brands that our members are earning cash rewards from!

Top Money Making Brands – Yazing members don’t have to make a purchase to make money!  These are the current top 10 brand pages our members have earned money on by recommending them to others!

  1. GiftCards.com Deals & Coupons
  2. Hipmunk Deals & Coupons
  3. Verizon Wireless Deals & Coupons
  4. T-Mobile Deals & Coupons
  5. GiftCardMall.com Deals & Coupons
  6. Zyppah Deals & Coupons
  7. HotelsCombined Deals & Coupons
  8. Shutterfly Deals & Coupons
  9. Raise.com Deals & Coupons
  10. AbeBooks Deals & Coupons

Top Money Saving Brands – Yazing members earn cash back on every purchase they make!  These are the current top 10 brands that our members have earned the most money back from!

  1. Giftcards.com
  2. GiftCardMall.com
  3. Sears
  4. Hostgator
  5. Groupon
  6. Jos A. Bank
  7. Beau Ties
  8. DHGate
  9. Raise.com
  10. Sam’s Club

It was a busy day today for adding new brands to the Yazing platform!

We added Groupon Deals (up to 12% cash back / rewards), American Apparel Deals (3% cash back / rewards), Gaiam Deals (12% cash back / rewards), and Banana Republic Deals (4% cash back / rewards)

Several of these have some great current coupons and deals including 40% off from Banana Republic, a $15 Starbucks eGift Card for $10 from Groupon, 10% off from Gaiam and a 20% off Veterans Day deal today only from American Apparel!

If there are specific brands you would like to see online please let us know!

One of the comments we have heard most often from our members is that you wanted access to cashback rewards and deals from more brands.

We are excited to announce that we have recently added some great brands to the platform and have many more in the pipeline.  Please email and let us know if there is a specific brand you are looking for and we will make it a top priority.

Here are the recently added brands:
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