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Cash Gifting Activities are NOT PYRAMIDAL in structure.

Properly Structured Cash Gifting Activities are NOT PYRAMIDAL in structure.

There is no "fat cat" at the top benefiting from others. A person starting today can easily generate more money than some other person who has been in for more than a year.

There is no pyramid. It's strictly between YOU and the person who you invite to learn about your cash gifting activity and sharing club. If they like the concept, they may agree to give you a cash gift. Direct. Person to person. No pyramid anywhere.

In the past, most cash gifting programs were structured with an attempt to copy or "clone" the current Multi-Level Marketing type of compensation plans. There were weird "cycling" systems where the new "gifter" would be required to invite a number of new enrollees, BEFORE they were "ranked" and able to receive any gifts themselves.

Other programs were structured using "Matrix", "Binary" or other complicated form of "multi level marketing" style of compensation programming. BY DEFINITION THESE TYPES OF STRUCTURES ARE IMPROPER to Cash Gifting and potentially Illegal.

There is a big difference between that old type of cash gifting activity structure, and the current properly structured activities.

In today's properly structured activities, there are no ranks, or cycling or positions. You as a member of a private sharing club invite others to learn about the activity. When a person you invite decides to join, they gift you directly. No fat cats, no middlemen, nobody else ever touches the gift. It goes directly from the giver of the gift, to the receiver of the gift.

The fact that people are using websites, email and other forms of inviting and communication is just a fact of the leveraging power of communication that you have available these days. Instead of having to personally explain the concept, process and details to people one by one, in person (and potentially not explaining it correctly) we now have the ability to communicate to thousands, and in fact, millions of others around the globe with the use of web sites, recorded information calls, and audio/videos.

This is the MAIN fact that has made internet cash gifting programs so extremely popular and effective in recent months. We can invite and communicate with people around the globe for almost zero cost with the internet, chat programs, forums, social networking, email etc.

So giving a gift of cash to someone, be it a friend, family member or a stranger is legal according to IRS code. Again, there's no specific nation-wide law that I've been able to find to say that cash gifting is not legal.

Now, that being said, it's important to note that not all Cash Gifting programs may be legal in their structure. Certainly there are some that may not be. Unfortunately, there are still some "old school" Cash Gifting programs out there (mostly offline) that weren’t structured properly in order to sustain their efforts for any considerable length of time, and some of them use an illegal pyramidal type of structure.

Consequently, many of these types of mostly offline programs in the past were closed by the feds because of this illegal "ever-widening base" pyramid structure and gave Cash Gifting a bad reputation.

However, in recent years, with the creation and development of the linear "1Up" structure, things have changed and more and more people are benefiting through the use of these types of programs than with any other program in the World.

With a 1Up type of Cash Gifting program, there are no fancy sounding "positions" to sell, no captain at the top, and there's no ever-widening base to the structure (In a typical illegal pyramid, where only those at the top profit, while those at the bottom never reach the top and invariably lose their money).

Churches, civic groups and people from around the world have participated in organized gifting for hundreds of years. Laws state that it is legal for individuals to exchange gifts. In the United States we have the Preamble, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to protect a private citizen's rights to earn, pay taxes and give away property and cash as long as it is done according to the laws and codes of this country.

This is a private activity and by invitation only.

The Gifting Statement and Non-Solicitation forms we sign when sending our gifts are binding between two individuals.

Lawyers were brought in to ensure the wording and content would make this activity 100% legal ensuring the longevity of the program.

What is Cash Gifting?

I understand that you may still have a few questions after reviewing our tour which is perfectly normal, so in order for you to make a 100% educated decision, here are answers to a list of questions asked frequently by our program visitors:

What is Cash Gifting?

Private cash gifting is a concept embraced by private groups of individuals and has been in existence for many years. Our private activity does not involve network marketing, multi-level marketing, or a business or commercial activity. There are no business transactions, investments and/or securities involved in this activity.

The concept of private gifting is based upon the fact that both American and Canadian citizens as well as other countries, have the Constitutional right to gift property, cash and other assets, and are subject to the rules and regulations established by the laws. The U.S. gifting rules are found in the IRS Tax Code, Title 26, Sections 2501-2504 and 2511.

The law states that one or more individuals can give a gift to another individual of up to $12,000 each per calendar year without any tax liability to either the giver or receiver of the gift, because the tax on the gift has already been paid. These gifts are not included in the gross income of the recipient.

1. How does a 1-Up system work?

When someone registers under you, they are required to pass up their first pledge to you in order to qualify to receive cash. Once this happens, they become "unattached" and get replaced by their new member. For example, the system successfully registers David. David invites John. Now David is qualified to receive cash pledges from now on. John, however, replaced David in the line and now John needs to pass up his first pledge to you. This is called a "receiving line" and it goes down to infinity. You can have as many receiving lines as you wish for residual income.

2. What makes this program legal?

Cash Gifting itself does not break any U.S. laws at all. However, not all cash gifting programs are legal. The IRS guidelines on gifting are very specific as you saw on the previous page. The FCC has nothing against cash gifting, except for one program that has been shut down in which people participated in a pyramid scheme and promises were made to prospects. We use a linear structure which mathematically cannot collapse, it is used by many direct sales companies, insurance companies, credit card companies, etc.

We don't make any promises or guarantees, and you are given all of the information you need to know before
signing up. There won't be hidden fees or costs. Everything is openly explained to you in this website, so there are no surprises and for instance, we are well within the law.

3. This looks too good to be true, what's the catch?

Mom and dad always told me if something seemed too good to be true, it probably was. However, when it comes to our system, we're not offering you something for nothing or overnight riches. It takes a lot of work to make this system function as the well-oiled cash making machine that it is, but we outsource all of it so at the end, you, the member, benefits from other people's time as the heavy lifting is done by the wonderful folks we hire.

Your boss makes money off of you. His position is too good to be true. He doesn't work as hard as you do, but he makes all the money. Yet it is reality, and it's no different than what we do here. We outsource our advertising, website coding and set up, even the closing of our prospects gets outsourced. You could do all this work yourself but you would need months of training to do it as well as our staff does it.

4. What do I get in return for my money? What am I buying?

Cash Gifting is a private activity in which individuals gift each other money. There is nothing being sold, nothing being bought, there are no transactions and this is not a business. It is a private activity to which you need to be invited. If you're looking for a home-based opportunity to generate income, cash gifting has almost 500% better conversions than any direct sales or MLM opportunity out there. This means that cash gifting is more appealing to the masses, they are not being sold anything and they don't need to sell anything to anyone either.

5. Why would someone want to send me free cash?

People will send you cash pledges for the same reason you would send your inviter a cash pledge - because they want to be a part of a team of folks who help each other generate above average income, they want the convenience of outsourcing and automation, and they like the idea of having their own high producing website that generates them cash on autopilot, even when they sleep.

6. Does this take any investment on my part?

A cash pledge is not an investment. Participation in this private activity does require a cash pledge. Levels of participation are simple (US dollars): $250, $500, $1,500, and $3,500.

7. Can I upgrade if I sign up at a lower level?

Yes. You can register at any level and later on you can upgrade by sending in the remainder of the pledge for that level. If you register at $500 and down the road you can send in another $1000, you'd then be upgraded to the $1500 level.

Keep in mind that you can only receive as much as you put in. If you register at $500 and someone wants to send you $3,500, you keep $500 (given you're already qualified), and pass up the other $3,000 to the next person above you.

8. What are the costs involved to participate in this activity?

Other than your initial cash pledge, here is a run down of the costs of participation. We do not have any hidden fees.

You can choose to get your own website hosting accounts at or for a nominal cost per month (optional, but recommended). We will give you a customized website including autoresponder free of charge. For optimization purposes, however, we recommend you get your own domain ($10/year)

We feel we have something really amazing to offer, and you're free to compare us to other programs. We made sure that we beat our competitors in every aspect.

The rest of the cost constitutes advertising/marketing. (Plug into one of our powerful services, do your own marketing putting into use the training we provide, or utilize FREE advertising techniques taught in our training center)

That's it =)

9. How soon can I start receiving cash pledges?

As soon as you generate enough targeted traffic to your website. You can learn marketing and do your own thing, or you can join our co-ops and have our staff do the marketing for you for a nominal fee and no learning or guess work is required on your part.

But the bottom line is this: as soon as there is a frequent flow of targeted traffic coming to your website, whether it is on day one or day fifty, your system will generate cash.

10. Do I have to be tech savvy to succeed at this?

Do you know what an FTP client does? Do you know what CSS stands for? Neither do 80% of our members. That's the beauty of our system... we have people who do know all that's needed to know to personalize your website and set up your auto-responder campaign and make all this technical stuff work beautifully. We have an automated cash generating system at your disposal.

11. Do I have to know marketing to succeed at this?

80% of our members have never launched a marketing campaign involving 5 ads, let alone 1000 daily ads on Craigslist, video ad design, and submission to hundreds of video websites, ezine solo ads, traffic campaigns, cpa networks, or pay-per-click. Yet, they get traffic and pledges every day generated from such campaigns thanks to our team marketing services which will be available to you as well as soon as you register as a member.

12. How does the advertising work?

As I stated in the previous answer, we create massive ad campaigns involving different methods of promotion. All you have to do as a member is purchase "rotations" and your website is put into the campaign, and depending on how many slots you purchase that's how many times your site shows up when people click on our ads.

A rotator is a single URL that redirects to several URL's in a rotation basis. We advertise one URL per campaign so as visitors click on it, our members' websites get rotated so everyone gets traffic.

13. How much does it cost to use the marketing services? Do I have to use them?

Take a look here. And NO you do not have to use them - but they are a great resource. MCGS has done the research and is providing you with the best marketing services available to market the program.

14. Who pays the Team Leaders to close my prospects for me?

Due to our team and helping nature, you can choose to have your sponsor callback your prospects, have a volunteer team leader call them back, or call them back yourself. 95% of the time, when people call us they are ready to join or have a few questions. We don't need to sell anyone to join. When you join our program, you have the option to let a call center do the closing for you. The call center service option is provided for any members that want to pay a monthly fee for a call center to handle and close all your callback requests for you, making this one of the best hands off activities available online.

15. Can I do my own advertising and close my own prospects?

You can do your own advertising and close your own prospects, Our system is very flexible to everyone's needs. Some people want to be more "in-control" and that's perfectly alright.

15. Does this program work outside of the US, such as the UK, Australia, Canada and other countries around the world?

Yes. Our program knows no boundaries or borders. We have members all over the world, including the UK,
Australia, Denmark, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, etc.

16. Is this some kind of pyramid or "ponzi" scheme?

Not at all! A pyramid is associated with an investment scheme, a company or a business. We are not a company, just a private sharing club. We have zero sales quotas, we do not sell positions and we do not have an ever- widening base to the structure, which just keeps going and going. A pyramid never allows anyone coming in on the bottom to ever reach the top. Everyone gives the same gifts, works together in a team and receives the same gift. In a pyramid, only those at the top profit while those at the bottom never reach the top. In a pyramid, people can and have lost their money.

A pyramid is also not to be confused with "Network Marketing". Although Network Marketing is a legal and viable source of income, when was the last time you, or anyone you know able to start at the bottom of the company and reach the top position? NEVER! We are neither a networking company nor a pyramid scheme. We do not collect any admin fees.

17. How did this concept begin?

Our group started in 2001 and we have 50,000+ Members in 20 countries. Giving private gifts to one another is
an expression of kindness, which has been going on for centuries. Very much like the traditional “Barn Raising” where an entire town would come together to help a family in need. The combined charity and synergy of people helping each other can create miracles! Governments have allowed its practice for individuals to share their wealth with families, friends and others. It has been a means of helping and blessing others on special occasions or when the need arises.

Many cultures gift as a matter of course. Asian, Jewish and South American communities gift individuals within their culture on a regular basis so that they may start a business or buy a home. They in turn gift someone else to help enhance their lives. Habitat for Humanity is a great example of private gifting.

Everyone participates with their time, their talents and materials to build a home for someone else. Some participate with a hammer, some with nails, some with food and others with the monetary gifts to purchase the supplies, but all create a team that works together to bless someone's life. Ever see “Extreme Makeover?”

18. I’m broke. How can I give someone a Gift?

Napoleon Hill in his famous book "Think and Grow Rich" said a BIG secret to wealth was OPM! Using "other people’s money"! How bad do you want success?

19. How can you give to a stranger?

How many times have you given to United Way, the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, and other charities? You don't know who got the gift, what stranger. The only difference here is that this person will start out as a stranger, but you will get to know them as part of the team, work with them and perhaps develop new friendships. We all have met some of the most wonderful people and have made a lot of new friends across the country and the world. These people are giving, they like team dynamics - they are people we want to meet and befriend.

20. Why would I want to participate?

"Gifting" has changed countless lives for the better. People who were about to lose their cars and homes have been saved from financial ruin, college education's have been made possible, and nearly forgotten dreams have come true, all from participation in "Gifting". "Gifting" is the fastest way I have found to legally and ethically generate cash.

21. Do I have to share this with family and friends?

Not at all! The system helps direct you to the resources of like-minded individuals that want to change their lives with this activity through our proven marketing methods.

22. Can I do this part-time?

Yes. Many people easily work this activity around their existing schedule. It's a matter of setting priorities and fitting this into your current lifestyle.

23. Do I have to be a salesperson to do this program?

Not at all! There is zero selling or pressure. It is simply a matter of sharing this opportunity with others.