Are Pay To Click Sites The Real Deal?
by Chuck Sharpsteen | on January 3, 2012
What are Pay to Click Sites?
Numerous people start out their internet marketing journey with PTC (Pay To Click sites) web sites. I, myself, started out that way. To start, allow me to discuss what Pay-to-Click websites are. With pay to click sites (PTC), you get paid just to watch 30-second (or so) adverts. When you’ve viewed the advertisement you are paid the small amount of cash into your account balance and you must then collect it into a particular sum, such as $5, before you will be able to withdraw it. Likewise, almost all of these PTC sites have a bit more to them, like special options accessible only to members, and referral rewards.
The basics of Pay to Click Sites
You purchase referrals (or you can get them to sign up), and you get roughly 50% of the money they generate from clicking ads. In short, if you are paid one cent for clicking an advertisement, you’ll as well make half a penny every time each of those you referred does the same. It doesn’t seems like much but it can amount to something if you have thousands of referrals. Some of these programs also provide some special options to their members, allowing for more cash per click (usually for your referrals as well as yourself), more ads and more referrals. These extra membership plans could be pricey, but many are going to make more cash over time.
For example, let’s assume you sign up for a Pay to Click site that has 4 advertisements. You buy a membership and you get 1,000 referrals. You get one cent for each click, as do your referrals. That’s $40, if you and all your referrals view all four adverts. Doesn’t look very bad, right? That would be a decent amount of cash to generate every day, right?
Should you spend your time on Pay to Click Sites?
The fact is, virtually all Pay to Click sites are nothing but scams. Pay to Click sites are basically pyramid schemes. They are referred to as “pyramids” because only those people at or close to the top earn any cash, while those who are lower the pyramid ordinarily end up getting nada. Hence, if 10 people put in $10 each, that’s one hundred dollars. The top guy may pay out fifteen bucks to four of his down line, leaving the rest of the folks unpaid. How is this possible? Simple. Initially, they convince you into joining ass a member and paying for a few referrals (usually bots, not even real people). Next they then pay us with cash that other people have invested in for their memberships and referrals. The cash generated by clicking on adverts in no way covers their outlays, especially when many of the dubious “referrals” are nothing but bots. Shortly, folks cease joining, and the later arrivals to the plan are hung out to dry. If you are among the ones close to the top, in from the get-go, there’s a good chance of making a bit of cash, but it is not balanced by the risks.
Personally, I would recommend avoiding Pay to Click sites, as the better ones are going to generate you little cash and the ones that big money are ordinarily scams, leading to someone losing out.