Have you seen websites that want you to join and get paid to sign up for offers? This post will tell you how GPT sites generally work.
Why do websites want to pay you to sign up for things?
There are two reasons:
- They make a commission bigger than what they’re paying you through affiliate marketing
- They keep you signing up for ages because there’s typically a minimum payout or a points program
Companies might offer $5 for every sale. A website like this will pay you $1 or $2 for signing up for something and they’ll pocket the balance. Generally these sites have listings of things like cd and dvd clubs, book clubs, online contests, survey websites, etc. and generally when you sign up for these sites you’re providing your personal details so that the owner of that offer plans to agressively target you for future campaigns. It’s something like giving you a free sample in the hopes you’ll buy something more expensive later.
Are paid offers worthwhile?
This depends on many factors including your own interest levels. They can be. It depends on how many offers are present that you really are interested in, how often more offers are added and it’ll depend on the payout level. If the payout level is low, you can find that you sign up for several offers and never get paid because you’ll never quite reach that magical payout level. Or, you could only hit it by signing up for things you’re less than interested in. You could find yourself on the receiving end of getting a very large amount of junk mail and spam. Before you sign up, you could look at how many offers listed would interest you and count up the rewards to see how close that would bring you to payout levels.
If you really want to earn by affiliate marketing, instead learn to be an affiliate marketer yourself. You can keep all the commissions, this way.