I could have called this post ‘Making Money Online’ which might, almost, have been equally true, but making cents is closer when you actually look at what is available and what gets paid out at the end of the month – or longer! I’m talking about these get paid to view advertising sites, and there are a lot of them out there!
First off, how does it work? Simple: you sign up to a web site and then view adverts. Each advert viewed pays a certain amount of money which is credited to your account. Some claim to pay up to five cents per advert, but I suspect this is very rare indeed. In fact, most pay about one tenth of a cent for each advert seen, although I have actually seen a credit made for two cents! You view the adverts for between three and thirty seconds, and that is it.
But can you make money this way? Well, yes, if you have a good deal of patience, are incredibly bored and have nothing better to do and are prepared to wait a very long time before you reach the minimum pay out level, which ranges from eight through to about ten dollars.
And the adverts themselves? Nothing spectacular. Most of them seem to be adverts for other sites which offer exactly the same deal, view adverts for a few seconds and get credited with a few cents each day. Now and then there is something different, such as herbal or electronic cigarettes, but mainly it is a cycle of the same old same old.
Oh, and there are competitions too! Click on a small square in a grid and view an advert and you might win up to five dollars. Twenty-five goes a day! And tasks: click on an advert and find the telephone number or an address which then has to be entered into a form. Credit, up to fifteen cents.
Are these pay per clicks worth while? No, not really, not for the advertiser nor for the viewer hoping to make big money. The earnings take too long, from the viewers side, and the adverts are displayed for too short a period and tend to be just the same old rubbish over and over again. And I do mean over and over, with the same adverts appearing many times in one session.
There are better ways to spend your time, believe me!
Love & Kisses, Viki.