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Are PTR/PPC Websites The Web's Latest Scams...

Jun 2, 2008
How many of you scour the Internet, looking for easy ways to make money?

Go on - admit it - you do as well!

Well, like many of us, I have been working on the internet for a number of years now, and for much of that time I hardly made enough to actually pay for my monthly broadband connection. Sounds familiar?

Over the last few months, however, I have started to turn that around by focusing on using the power of article writing to generate some quite substantial income streams.

But, while I was waiting to see if my efforts in that area were really going to work, a close friend of mine introduced me to PPC websites.

Now, with a Pay To Read (PTR) or Pay To Click (PPC) web site, you sign up, usually for free to start with, and then you get sent Solo Ads to read, and web sites to click on, probably up to three of each every day. You then get paid an amount for every one of these solo ads or web sites that you click on, and then usually have to wait for up to 50 seconds or so, then you get cash credited to your account.

Sounds good so far? Well, the other side of the coin, is that advertisers readily pay to place these Solo Ads and Websites to be clicked, as they know full well that the PPC web publishers have a genuinely captive audience - normally between 1,000 and 20,000 subscribers, all ready and willing to spend some time looking at these adverts.

These sorts of facilities have been around on the Internet for some time, and usually pay around $0.01 to $0.15 per click. Sort of fine if you are only looking for a small second income - unless you spend at least 12 hours a day clicking solidly, to earn yourself around $100 a day if your clicks are worth $0.15 each.

But, the sites that I got introduced to, such as AsOneWishes, Brave Volitation, Magnetsimail. Prosperous Boom, ComeOnGain, Depacco, and at least another 10 sites I have tried, offer to pay you from $10 a click (Depacco) to over $400 per click (Magnetismail). Now, to get any money out, you have to generate somewhere around $100,000 in click values as a 'free' member but if you upgrade to their top membership level, usually costing around $30, they state that you can draw out your earning virtually immediately, either in cash, or by getting equivalent discounted worth of your own adverts, although there may well be a 30 day period that has to elapse from the date you opened your account.

Well, it has been nearly two months since I started clicking away like a mad thing - clicking up to 4 hours a day and some $100 invested in upgraded memberships, and what have I had to show for it so far? How about a paper profit of $463,779, but unfortunately, in my hand - Nothing!

I will try and see if I get any success with placing adverts on these sites to spend my money, as I have seen Solo Ads and Web pages to click on by some pretty high profile internet marketers, which did tend to give a level of credibility to these sites. You never know, with a bit of clever ad tracking, I may well find that they do work as a method of getting some good quality high click through advertising on my other actual paying websites.

In the mean time, I will revert to the old fashioned way of putting in some genuine old fashioned work in creating and using articles as a proven way of generating an income on the internet.

It's like everything in life -- if it seems too good to be true, then it probably is...
About the Author
If you are looking for an actual proven (scam-free) way to make money on the internet, abandon PPC web sites and start to use articles. Here's one of the best proven ways to do it - Go look at
Geoff Morris's e-book The Article Traffic Formula located at http://www.articles4traffic.com
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