Registering in paid-to-click sites or PTC sites is one of the easiest ways to earn money. It is really cool that you can get paid for what you really do on the internet. The phrase ‘get paid to surf the web’ looks really great, but is it really great?
Unfortunately, the answer is ‘No’. Because, it is much difficult to find out a good site among thousands of scam ptc sites out there and even if you find one, unless you have a couple of hundred direct referrals, you cannot earn some money that you can call as ‘earning’.
So, how to find out if a PTC site is a scam or a legit one?
There are five important questions which you have to ask to find out the legit PTC site:
1. How much variety is there in the type of ads shown and what is the number of sites that advertise in the paid-to-click site that you have signed up for?
If a PTC site is struggling hard to get advertisers and show only self serving ads, then it is doubtful that the site can pay you in the time it has promised.
2. Is it too good to be true?
No one can run a business without a reasonable profit and the offers that claim to give a lot to you actually take a lot from you and disappear.
3. Do the FAQ and ‘Terms of service’ clear enough?
This is important for two reasons. Most of the PTC sites use the same script for their sites. If the site is scam, then site owner may not really care to edit the FAQ section and leave it with the default content. The default content may show a wrong minimum payout value or something else.
Most importantly majority of scam sites hide their minus points inside the ‘Terms of services. For example, it may say that when $100 is paid out, a $25 commission will be deducted.
4. How is the feedback of public?
Most of the members post the issues about PTC sites in forums and hence you can easily find out where the site stands. Do a Google search with the phrase ‘[sitename] + scam’.. If it is really scam, then the first page of the search results is enough to show it out.
If the site itself has a forum, it is a bit trustworthy. Go there and check the posts.
5. How good and stable is the site?
A good PTC site will have its own paid domain and will not be hosted in a subdomain or a free domain like co.nr, .tk etc. The site should be always up, should do a really good spam check, should be easy to navigate and make people comfortable to browse. If it does this all, then it means that the site owner has made a good investment on the site and should have enough money to pay its members.
You must remember that PTC sites cannot make you rich. But they can act as your side business. You can achieve success through commitment and strong dedication.