Recently I have been getting lots of questions on “how to get direct referrals for PTC sites” or “what is the best way to get direct referrals for Pay-To-Click sites” and etc. Hence, I decided to write about this today and share with all of you. Please bare with me as I will walk you through the entire process. For those of you who have any questions, please feel free to leave them on the comment section below and I will get back to your as soon as possible.
Most people who are looking for opportunities to make extra income would definitely have come across Pay-To-Click sites. Yes, PTC is one of the most common and easiest way to make money online(simply by clicking and viewing ads). What I have noticed is, majority of the people who lost interest in clicking ads has one reason in common – the amount of money earned is only pennies and not worth the time
That’s right! Pennies… and I am not going to disagree with that because each click on average ranges from $0.001 – $0.01 only. I believe some of you reading this right now will also agree to this statement.
“Don’t not neglect the “referrals” part!”
A lot of people have the mind set that relying only on Ads clicking is enough to make them extra income from PTC sites. WRONG! If you think that way then you are going to take ages to reach your first cash out. In order to make any “decent” money with PTC sites, building a referral list is a MUST.
Most sites offer two different types of referrals. The first one is rented referrals and the other is direct referrals. The problem with rented referrals is that you have to pay money upfront to get these referrals and there also will be complication later on like your referrals are not active and such… therefore I strongly suggest that you stay away from rented referrals!
Now, lets take a closer look at the second option which is direct referrals. Direct referrals basically means referrals that join by clicking through your affiliate link. So the question is how to “promote” your affiliate link so that others can see, click and join right? I will go to that in awhile more but before that I want to share some of the common mistakes others are doing so that you could avoid too.
#1: Sharing on your social media’s
Most of us would have at least a Facebook account and a twitter account. What I noticed is, quite a number of people actually take their affiliate links and paste it on these platforms. Yes, it does work… maybe a handful of your friends may join and that’s all. Sharing on social media is something like a “short term” solution.
In other words, it will only benefit for a certain time period, sooner or later your friends will get bored of it and stop clicking. Once your friends have stopped clicking, you have to go around looking for another solution to get more referrals because without active referrals you will never be able to earn a consistent income.
If you persist on sharing your links every time on social media you can expect to start losing some of your friends. Just imagine, spamming links is just going to irritate the hell out of them and worst case is they unfriend you. If you don’t want to lose your friends than avoid this method.
#2: Spamming on Forums/ other people’s Blog/ YouTube
This is quite similar to the first one, but instead now you spam your links for strangers. Almost everyone is against spammers, so spamming your link will not help… it will just frustrate them further and they might report you. Again some people may click and join but that’s it… this is still not enough to make a consistent income.
What is the right way to get direct referrals?
(1) Create a website/blog and promote your affiliate link *****
If you ask which is my recommended method to get direct referrals, I would definitely say owning your own website/blog. I understand that a lot of people are unsure of how to create a website. Don’t worry, creating a website is not difficult… in the past you need to have knowledge or programming or coding to build a website but now you don’t need. You can build a free website in less than 30 seconds with just a few clicks of your mouse.
I have created my website, so how do I attract visitors next?
In order to attract visitors, you need to write posts about the particular PTC site. For e.g. you should talk about the advantages of using PTC site, how much money can be made and so on. Once you have done that, you can share you link by saying ” if you are interested to make extra money click here”. So when people click on that link, it will direct them to the PTC site signup page.
Spamming hundreds of links on a post will do you no good, is only going to hurt your website because it will be marked as spam. The key to getting visitors to read your post is to get it on the first few pages of search engines like Google or Bing/Yahoo. If you didn’t know, page 1 gets more than 92% of the entire search traffic. In other words, only a small fraction of people actually go to page 2 and above.
So your task here is to get your post in Page 1. How to do it?
Simple… write quality content. Quality content means content that is engaging and at least have 500 words or above. Writing two or three sentences will not rank you on the first page of search engines. There are handful of training programs out there that will teach you to create content the right way.
The good thing about creating a post is once it’s published on search engines, it requires very little or even no maintenance at all. From time to time people will automatically come to your website and start reading your post.
(2) Answer Questions and direct people
Another good way to get direct referrals is to make use of Question & Answer platforms like Yahoo Answers, Quora, Ask.com and etc. Almost everyday I see people asking questions like how to make extra money and stuff like that and sometimes this questions go unanswered. You can make use of this opportunity and answer those questions by sharing to them about PTC sites(add your affiliate link too so they can join)
(3) Create a Facebook page
Social media is actually a good way to draw attention from people, in this case specifically Facebook. Earlier I said spamming your links on your Facebook will do you more harm then good. There’s actually a more appropriate way to go about using Facebook. Simple create a Facebook Page and name it something related to the PTC site you are promoting. Try to get people to like your page, the more the merrier. You can actually do this by joining “how to make money” Facebook groups and sharing your link. There are a large number of groups specifically targeted to people interested in making money… this is definitely a good opportunity to leverage on.
Don’t spam you link every other hours, make a schedule… for instance share it maybe twice or trice a day. Another way to get likes and shares is to make use of Facebook Ads. This will cost you a bit money, but its fairly cheap. Facebook Ads allow you to target a very specific age, group, interest and etc. You can create an Ad for people interested in making money, and only those people will be able to see your Ads so you don’t have to worry about uninterested people viewing it and wasting unnecessary money.
Don’t forget to insert a “Call to Action” in your Facebook Page.
Not sure what I mean? Don’t worry! look below
“Call to Action” means what kind of action you would want the people who likes your page to take. In this case, you would want to have a sign up as the action because your main goal of this Facebook page is to get people to sign up. When you create the sign up, you will be asked to add your link so all you have to do is to copy and paste your affiliate link here. So whenever someone clicks on this “sign up” button they will take them directly to the sign up page.
(4) Create YouTube Video
Millions of people are watching videos in YouTube every single day. This platform is definitely great to draw a large amount of traffic. Create a YouTube video on the PTC site you are promoting and share your earnings if you have(good way to build trust and get more referrals).
Share you video around in with your family and friends and also ask them to share with their circle of friends/family too. This is a good way to make your video reach hundreds of thousands of people. Engagement is very important, so don’t disable to comment function. I notice a lot of YouTube videos actually don’t allow people to comment on their page which is very disappointing. Better engagement can lead to better trust and better rankings in Google.
In other words, you do not need a website to actually appear on search engines. YouTube videos can also rank very well on search engines. For instance, some searches best PTC to make money… they saw your video on page 1 of Google, once they click it they will be able watch the video. Then you may be wondering, were do I share my affiliate link.
Take a look at this example:
(5) Advertise your referral link
Classified Ads sites are a good way to promote your referral link. Some sites are Free while others might require you to pay. It depends on your personal preference and finance, but paying for ads will allow you to reach a large group of people in a shorter period of time. So it is definitely worth considering.
My Final Thoughts
I hope the above explanations have given you a better understanding on how to get direct referrals. To be honest with you, I am never a fan of PTC sites. Firstly, because there is a lot of scam sites out there like two dollar click who make use of their members but in return never pay them.
Secondly, the amount of money you can earn greatly depends on the number of referrals you have. Getting referrals is one thing but getting your referrals to be active is another thing. Do you get what I mean? For instance, even after you got your referrals if the person is not interested to continue clicking then it is going to affect you. Only a handful of people go “full force” into PTC sites, meaning they invest a lot time and money into it. If you are not ready to do that, then I would advice you to stay away from PTC sites because you are not going to make much at all.
I believe you would be better of doing some part time job that will make much more money for the time you spent clicking ads. For those of you who are still interested in making money online, I strongly encourage that you take a look at my #1 Recommended program that makes me over $4,000 a month in passive income.