If you’re looking at ways to make some money online, you’re probably going to come across programs that offer you money to surf the web or read e-mails. Today’s post will explain how this works and will tell you why you might choose to avoid these types of jobs.
Why Would Someone Pay You To Surf?
When faced with an online business opportunity, the first question you should ask yourself is, “What’s in it for them?” Understanding the motive of a potential client or employer is important in helping you determine if the job opportunity is right for you. Many people who accept paid to read email type job offers don’t really know that the job typically entails stealing from advertisers. Let me explain.
Online Pay Per Click Advertising and Click Fraud
In most instances where someone is paying you to click a link or view a webpage, they’re taking advantage of pay per click advertising. For every dollar they earn, they might pay you a penny. In a program such as Google Adsense, advertisers pay a specific amount of money to have their ads displayed to potential clients. The advertiser pays Google a portion for each click and sometimes for a page impression as well. Google will pay some of that money to publishers of sites that show advertisements. When you join a PTR program and you are paid to view a webpage and / or to click on a link for something you’re really not interested in buying, you’re costing a company advertising money. Many of these advertisers aren’t just big companies with deep pockets. Some of those advertisers are entrepreneurs just like you who are trying to earn money online.
Very often, a paid to surf or paid to read e-mail job will pay you a penny or fraction of a penny for you to open an e-mail, click a link and view a website. Sometimes you’ll be encouraged to click an ad. Sometimes you’ll just need to view the page for 30 seconds. Many of them also take advantage of affiliate programs that pay for job leads. If a program pays $1 for every referral and you pretend to be a referral the program manager might share their commission with youAutosurfing is something you might consider running on your computer to earn a few extra dollars a day but in reality, it’s a lot like watching illegal cable. It might seem harmless but it truly is theft.
Also, a lot of the companies out there that run these programs don’t last very long. . By the nature of their unethical business they are not very trustworthy people and that should tell you something as well. Many of these sites won’t pay out to their members until a high dollar amount is hit. This demonstrates to many that they are hoping you’ll never hit payout and then they don’t need to pay you at all.
You’ll probably find some people saying they’re making money with this method and have never been ‘stiffed’ by someone running one of these programs. This may be true but after understanding how much of this money is derived, do you still feel good about this type of job?
The more scams and cheats out there, the more difficult it is to make money on the internet because companies that host revenue sharing opportunities are on the lookout for click fraud and will eventually disable accounts of people that are caught. Not only could you be stealing from advertisers but just before you hit that magical payout number, the program manager who’s supposed to pay you could have their accounts banned and forfeit their earnings.
There are a lot of honest ways to make an online income. This blog aims to present you with many of those options.