There are programs out there that will pay you to read e-mails. The WAH Blog is happy to tell you the pros and cons of this type of program. It’s also known as being paid to surf or called PTC (pay to click) programs.
Get Paid To Read Emails / Get Paid To Surf The Web
The first thing you have to ask yourself when reviewing a work at home job is ‘Why’? Why would someone pay me to do this? Understanding the motives of an employer can help you understand if the job might be right for you and if you’d be good at it. In the case of paid e-mail reading, the person paying for this is part of an affiliate networking system and they get paid to generate traffic. They get paid a fee for every bit of traffic that visits a site based on their affiliate code.
How It Works
If you sign up with a program, you will get links each day with URLs in them. You’re given directions such as visiting the site and then staying on it for a specified amount of time. Most often, you have to view a number and click it into the box to proceed and your account is credited. Most of these paid e-mails don’t pay very much money and you need to hit a certain payout level to get paid.
How Much Can I Make?
On paid email reading, pay ranges from .0025 to .02 an e-mail. That’s a quarter of a penny to two cents an e-mail. The average wait time is about thirty seconds and you do need to input keystrokes to show you’re a human. Most companies pay by PayPal and have a $10-$25-$50 minimum payout level and reaching payout depends on your waiting for them to send you e-mails with links in them.
The Downside of Get Paid to Surf
While you can make a bit of pocket money from being paid to surf, the downside is that this isn’t considered an ethical practice. Advertisers are paying for advertising and if people are paid to read the message, this is called incentivized traffic and can be considered cheating the advertiser since you’re surfing with no real interest in their product or intent to buy. In many cases, this is prohibited by by the company and the person paying you is cheating the system.
Because of that, there are no guarantees the person running the program will pay you your money. There are many paid email reading offers out there: Ultimately, it’s your decision.