Paid To Click is an online business model that draws online traffic from people aiming to earn money from home. Paid-To-Click, or simply PTC websites, act as middlemen between advertisers and consumers; the advertiser pays for displaying ads on the PTC website, and a part of this payment goes to the viewer when he views the advertisement.
Setting up an account in ptc site is easy and free and that they pay commissions even if visitors never make any purchases. Payment from these sites is just a cakewalk, they directly transfer your earnings to Alertpay or Paypal - the two safe and secure Online Payment Processors which are both free to join and need only a valid email address to register. You can then use that money for all your online transactions through them and even can withdraw to your bank account.
What is a referral?
A ptc referral is a person that joins a ptc site through your referral link or a person that opened an account at the ptc site and that is attributed to your account by the ptc administrator through the process of renting or buying.
There are 2 ptc referrals types of categories:
Depending on the way you get them:
direct referrals: A direct ptc referral is the person that joins the ptc site through your referral link, from another website, blog, forum or wherever they found your link...
rented referrals: Most of the ptc sites are renting referrals for certain fees. This is possible because there are people that joined the ptc without being referred by other members.
purchased referrals: Some of the paying ptc sites don't just rent referrals they also sell them. Thus, referrals will be converted to direct referrals for ever after purchase.
Depending on the referrals activity within the ptc website:
An active ptc referral is a person that click on the ads available in the ptc account every day just like you.
A ptc referral that is inactive is a person from your downline that doesn't clik on the ads available in within the ptc website therefore it brings you no profit. There is really no point keeping the referrals if they are inactive - they represent people that probably forgot about that account. As for the money you can make with a ptc site... your profit is directly proportional with the number of active referrals you have in your downline.
Inactive referrals can be recycled for a small fee if they were rented. A recycled referral will have the exact same time remaining with you as the last one did, but they will be a completely different human being.
Inactive referrals can be deleted if they were referred through your link or even if they were also rented.
Renting referrals is a trial. Choosing a worthy referral to extend is the key in having a pool of active referrals. Basically, the rent period is 30 days. If you want to keep rented referral for another 30 days, you can extend/renew him, simply having paid the rent price per referral. Extending for 60 or 90days will give you a 10% and 20% discount respectively. Some money can be saved this way.
Some ptc sites provide this useful tool to extend your referrals' next payment date. It is applied to your rented referrals. You can always enable/disable it in your ptc account. If you have AutoPay enabled, on the first click a referral makes per day, you'll pay to keep that referral for an extra day. If the referral does not click, you won't pay him for another day. Basically, you'll pay one day in advance to your referral's due date. The value for each referral/day will be deducted from your rental balance. If your rental balance has insufficient funds, it will deduct from your main balance. If both balances have insufficient funds, it won't be triggered and will only work again when one of the balances has enough funds. While it's easier to pay this way, it's also cheaper for you because you save 10% of a whole month's rent.
So, depending on the number of active referrals you can make a lot of money through ptc site even 300-500$ per month easily by just spending few minutes daily.
A Traffic Exchange is a type of website which provides a service for webmasters in exchange for traffic. It is similar to the autosurf concept with the exception that traffic exchanges usually use a manual rotation. It allows you to promote your own sites, referral/affiliate links from other programs, banner and text ads , and build your own downline.
A Traffic Exchange (or Hit Exchange as they are sometimes referred to) is a great alternative for driving more traffic to your website. Basically you gain more exposure for your own website using banner ads text links by viewing the ads for other people's websites.