Sunday, October 02, 2005

Ways to make money on the Internet.

I'm talking small, but real money to start with - not the ' $1000+ in a week ' scams.

First, you need some 'tools'.

An 'always online' connection to the Internet. more...
A dedicated credit card for the Internet. more...
Open FREE Internet banking accounts to receive payment. more...
Dedicated email addresses. more...

Second, you need some income.

Gomez Peer Community pays you to let them use spare capacity on your computer when you are online. It is totally transparent and works away in the background. They are looking for new members specifically in the UK, Canada, Belgium, Brazil and other places.
After you sign up and have installed the downloaded software, let it run for a month or two so that Gomez can see how much info you can handle before activating your account.
It earns me over $5 a month, paid straight into Paypal, which covers the hosting of a web site (paid from my Paypal account) that earns $200+ per month. Six other web sites earn more or less the same and new sites are under construction. You get the picture?

Trickle income like this builds up a bank balance and gives you confidence.

So Red The Rose is a great PTS ( paid to search ), PTC ( paid to click ) and PTR ( paid to read ) program and, unlike some, has a low payout threshold of $2. This amount can be quickly reached by joining other programs from the Paid2Signup section, searching on links in Your Inbox and clicking on banners in the Paid2Click area. I earn about $7 a month on my own searches. This site is one of a growing number run by a webmistress and she pays very promptly.

Here is a tutorial on how to make a valid search . It will take longer than the 10-20 seconds shown to finish loading three pages but if the advertiser doesn't get paid, you wont get the links in the future.

ItPaysToLearn is fun. Apart from earning from reading ' V-mails', by visiting sites and taking up offers, you have to get enough points each month answering quiz questions to get paid. You are then able to sell your points. I enjoy using this program and this is another program that really does pay. Sadly, some don't.

Real-Cashs - another PTS program with a $2 minimum payout a month and paid very quickly.

Higher Payouts.

Normally I avoid very high payout programs where it sometimes takes a year to reach the minimum by which time the site may have vanished! But the following programs have paid me after a couple of months of work and have proved their stability.


Masses of paid searches and points each day (set up a new Zwallet email account) will get you to the $40 payout in 30 to 90 days depending on how hard you work. The payout list, published on their excellent forum, shows about a 14 day wait for payment (April 2005) but webmistress Lisa is determined to continue to reduce that time scale to a few days.
Along with So Red the Rose, the most vibrant PTR site on line IMHO.

Other PTR programs I use with good forums are -
Solo Clicks - ($10 payout) with the energetic Ti Blackwell as webmistress. 1 cent emails and lots of them daily.
Class Act Clicks - A new site run by Brian and Jessi, so will be honest and good. They have finished changing servers in early September 2005 and are now faster than ever..


Aimed at UK/Euro surfers comparing prices of goods. You can buy almost anything at the best retail price and then get an added discount with Rpoints. Go to the page called 'recurring' where comparing prices with Kelkoo and others earns about 2p to 6p a click up to a max of about £1 a day. Ultra-cautious about awarding points, Rpoints take a week or more to check, then credit, your points and then a month or more to validate them before you can cash in. A good forum explains all this. But, once the ball is rolling and you're clicking every day, the cash rolls into PayPal at £5 minimum a time and in £sterling too so you can have dollar and sterling PayPal accounts to save on exchange rates.

You WILL get paid with these programs; about $35 to $50 a month for just these programs and there are dozens more to choose from. Join up, add to your favourites or put an icon on your desktop by dragging on a links page for each program and visit the sites at intervals through the day and earn a bit each time. It soon adds up.

I can get you referrals. Contact me for details on how its done.


1. Right click on the log-in page for each program and save a shortcut link to your desktop, or, Add to your Favourites in a new folder, named Daily, for instance. Much easier to remember your daily earning sites by double clicking on the icons or links.

2. Write the address and log-in details for each site in the back of your diary. It is easy to forget your user name and password and you can continue to earn money on another pc when away from home.

3. Get into the habit of regular visits. Most sites will cancel your account if you don't make use of it and any money earned will be lost.

4. Contact me if you need help or advice.

Third, make a web site of your own and get advertisers on it.

The final group of earning programs can be placed on your own web site.
First you need a website with content interesting enough to attract visitors.
Think of a subject that you know a lot about - you, your family, your job, your hobby - whatever it is, focus on it and provide detailed information; facts, figures. Try to make your web site the definitive source of information on your chosen subject.

With a web site designed you need a domain name and a hosting service. It is like an address to the house where your web site lives. I use Easily to buy my domain names and Cirtex to host them, both companies give excellent service and support.

Promote your website using the points earned from working the PTS, PTR and PTC you joined above in section two.

Once you have a web site with solid content you have a 'product' to sell. Many of the top programs will not accept you as an affiliate unless you have a web site of substance.

A convenient place to start is TradeDoubler . where you can join up for free to any of dozens of schemes under one 'roof' . All affiliate schemes have a minimum payout limit of around $50 so grouping schemes together as with TradeDoubler . [aimed at European web sites] and Commission Junction [aimed at North America but covering the world] means that you can get a cheque earlier.

Lots of companies would love you to join them as an affiliate and will pay you a commission when your visitors buy some of their products. It makes sense to join up with companies compatible with your site. Amazon sell a lot more than just books now and pay 5% to 7.5% commission by targeting specific books with a link from your site.

Bravenet has a lot of free goodies to add to your web site to attract more visitors and can help in setting up and hosting a web site. They also offer 50mb of free space on their servers to store your password protected back-up files and sensitive data.

Slide or Glide In ads are the latest medium and build income fast from your web site. I use GlideNetwork. The small ad windows load onto your page for 15 seconds and then automatically disappear. Rates vary but pay for CPC and CPM with a payout limit of >$5.00 to Paypal. Not affected by popup killers as yet so impressions are good.

Pop-up windows are better selling tools than banners and will pay you $3 to $4/1000 impressions depending on whether the popup is in front, behind or on exit or all three for $11/1000, the choice is yours. This is the best you will get on the net and they pay monthly without fail. Popup killer browsers will reduce your income but they have introduced a new 'layer' glide in ad when meeting a popup blocker that pays $3 cpm. A busy site will still earn more than the $25 minimum for a cheque to be sent each month.

Banner advertisements, love 'em or hate 'em, are part of the Net. Place these standard sized 468x60 pixel banners from CpaBet on your page and earn up to $1/1000 impressions depending on validity of visitor. Note that these are impressions or CPM rates, your visitor just has to see them, they do not have to click on the ads or buy anything. That is why the rates are lower than ' pay per click ' banners. CpaBet pay out weekly for earnings over $1 and pay me regularly.
Finally, the star payer is Google Adsense. They pay for clicks and pay very well and cleverly match their ads to the content of your page. They are choosey about the sites that can join and demand a reasonable standard of content.

Remember, these are all free to join; you have no outgoings other than your normal internet connection which you have anyway. To be perfectly frank, the only downside to these deals is that it takes up your time to organise the links, and your browser and/or web site will run a bit slower while advertising banners load.

The Internet is fast changing - please let us know if a good deal comes along or if you find a crooked deal; contact and we will check it out and give it an unbiased opinion.

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