The world of the paid to read e-mail is one that can suck you in. The concept is great and equals free money. This is why the paid to read community grows larger and larger every day. Many of the readers are unemployed or stay at home parents and are doing it for some extra income. The following will dissect the world paid to read sites and whether or not they are in fact worthwhile.
When signing up for a paid to read (PTR) site, it is important to read the homepage. The homepage will outline the member base, the payout level, earnings per e-mail, and payout options. The payout level is the amount at which you can request your earnings. Upon signing up, you will receive confirmation e-mail and will be prompted to fill in personal information including name and address. You will also check off a list of interests so that you will only receive e-mails that may interest you. The site will also ask for your payment method. Most sites run using Paypal, E-Gold, Moneybookers, GPTPal, or some other similar method. You will also need to provide your user ID.
It will take at least one day to begin receiving e-mails. You have a choice to have the e-mails sent directly to your e-mail address, to your site inbox, or both. It is a good idea to choose the site inbox only option since some sites can send up to 100 e-mails a day. This way, you can log onto the site and read at your leisure.
The big question is, “How much can I make?” The answer is not so much or quite a lot depending on the amount of time you put into it and how many sites you belong to. Every site in the PTR industry is different. The paid to read e-mails on every site have a different value. Some sites offer a set rate of one cent per e-mail, while others may go as low as 1/10 cent. These mails also have a timer and you must let the timer run down in order to be paid. The higher the paid amount per paid to read e-mail, the longer the set time. This sounds like a hassle, but it is possible to run multiple sites at a time and do other things while you are clicking the paid to read e-mails.
Each site offers different ways of earning. Every PTR site offers the paid to read e-mail. Most other sites offer the Paid to Click (PTC) option. This is a simple section with banners to click on. Again, let the time expire and receive the specified payment. There are also paid to sign up sections where there are offers to sign up for and receive payment. Another feature that many sites offer is the Paid to Promote (PTP) page. The paid to promote is a special link to a full page of advertising. The point of PTP is to take your link and advertise it on other sites to generate traffic. For every person who clicks your link, you receive a credit and then credits can be exchanged for cash. This option can be quite profitable for people who promote well.
Who is advertising on these paid to read e-mail sites? The answer is a lot of people. People who are promoting their own websites and products, people who are advertising their PTP pages, and people who are making money off of search engines. Most of the revenue comes from people earning from search engines. They are paid to promote smaller search engines, and every time someone searches, they earn money. It benefits them when the readers of the PTR community actually search through their e-mail. It is against the terms of service for any site to force their members to search. This is a double-edged sword however. It takes time to make a search, but if the members don’t search then the advertiser will not return and it reduces your potential earnings.
It seems that spending 45 seconds reading an e-mail to earn a penny seems ridiculous. Or spending 20 seconds to earn 1/4 of a penny is down right stupid, but it isn’t if you play the game right. The paid to read community also works on building a downline through referrals. When you build a downline, you also earn a percentage of what they earn. This can be anywhere from 1% to 15%. This can add up rather quickly if you are a good marketer and build a strong downline. Surprisingly, these PTR sites can earn some serious money.
Every paid to read site has a different payout level. On some sites the payouts are lower and easily achievable. You can request payout once you reach this level and the payout will be made to your Paypal account within the time frame listed in the terms. Most paid to read sites indicate that payout will be made within 30 days. The more reputable sites will pay out much sooner. If a site takes longer, chances are that they are a scam and you have wasted your time.
The easiest way to recognize if a paid to read site is a scam is if the earnings potential seems too good to be true. There are PTR sites out there claiming to pay $100 per e-mail and offering payout at $100,000. Obviously this sounds great, especially if you are in need of the cash. A good rule of thumb is that any site offering more than 5 cents per e-mail is a scam and a waste of time.
The paid to read community is a great way to earn cash if you have the time to spend developing a downline. Otherwise, the small amount of money probably isn’t worth your time.