PTC Revisited

PTC Paid to ClickThose of you that have been with me for a while (ok, a long while) might remember that I tried to write to the PTC world.  I immersed myself in the culture and the websites, and tried to learn everything that I could as fast as I could.

And it didn’t work.  I couldn’t just force it in and make anything out of it.  It got jumbled and crazy and I just decided to put it away and concentrate on what I know…or think I might know.

But PTCs just would not go away for me.  I admit, I am intrigued and have been experimenting and learning (at a much slower pace) about them.  So, I’m going to write about them again,  Not on a regular basis, not in any sort of directed way…

PTC Land

DISCLAIMER:  I am NOT an expert.  Do not use this as a basis for investing time or money.

I have been hanging around NerdBux and Legacy Clix and DrClix right from the start.  Call me a coward, but I know, like and trust the owners, and knew I couldn’t go far wrong hanging out there.  I have a few direct referrals, and have rented referrals at all three.  Most of my current experience comes from these three.

What I Have Learned

1  Direct Referrals are way cool, especially if they are active.  Particularly so long as you don’t pay too much for each of them.  My best results for direct refs is at Dr Clix, I have some that are just outstanding clickers.

2.  Rented Referrals can make money.  Like almost everything else, they are not ‘set it and forget it’, they need to be managed carefully.  Carrying rentals in the hope that they will go active is an expensive proposition.

3.  I find that I am a much better manager of my referrals when I am an active clicker.  Having real time information really helps.  There may also be some Karma at work here.  When I am a good referral, I seem to get better refs.

4.  PTSU (Paid to Sign Up) ads work, but also need to be managed carefully.  The number of people that will try you out just to see if you pay everybody is just staggering.  I get my best results from Nerdbux Micro Jobs, but even there I see a lot of attempted fraud.

5.  Standard Ads work fine, but in my experience, the best bang for the buck on any PTC is the fixed ads.  You get the most looks AND the most looks for the money.  It seems to me that fixed ads are the best of the bunch.

For what it’s worth, I haven’t failed to make 10% on my invested money in any month that I have been active at any of the 3 PTCs mentioned here.  That’s a pretty darn solid return.

And in the End

PTCs have a lot of upside.  I still think the TEs have a better overall rate of return, but from my perspective PTCs are viable.

I’m just sayin’

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