To begin setup first go to Selling / Products in the admin menu. Under the general tab. In the Paid Email panel you will find the following settings:
Price Ratio – This is the cost per thousand for email credits.
Time – This is the timer for paid emails, 10 here would mean 10 seconds.
Earnings – This is how much a member will earn for successfully viewing each paid email.
CPM – This is what the advertiser will be charged per thousand credits and is automatically calculated by the script, edit the price ratio to edit this number.
Cost -This is automatically calculated by the script and is the cost of 1000 views by members.
Next you will want to make sure paid emails are enabled in the second row.
Under Product Packages you will define the quantity of credits a member may purchase in a single transaction. Be sure to separate each amount using a comma and that there is no comma after the last defined quantity.
Next we will move to ad settings by navigating to Manage Ads / Functions / Ad Settings in the admin menu. Open the “Email” tab and make sure paid emails are enabled. Requiring admin approval will make it so that when a member sets up a paid email ad you will have to manually approve the ad before it will be sent to members.
Lastly you will need to make sure both email crons are set up properly in your hosting panel. One cron gathers the email addresses from members who have not opted out of receiving paid emails, the other cron actually sends the paid emails out to members.
Here you will find the actual cron commands however they must be set up in your hosting panel under Cron Jobs to actually run:
If you have set up your cron jobs at the bottom of the page in admin the manual reset options at the bottom of the page will show you when your paid email cron last ran.
If you have no access to cron jobs you may need to request assistance from your host and upgrade your hosting as soon as you can afford to.
Paid emails on shared servers can be problematic as resources are limited and may only allow for 300 – 500 emails to be sent an hour. On a website with a few thousand members all emails may not be sent out properly.