The Dirty Truth About Pay-Per-Click Sites
November 12, 2008 6:38am CST
I'm sure most of you know this. Maybe there's a few of you who don't. The truth about all pay-per-click (PPC) sites is that all of them will at one time stop making their payments, even though in that site they stated that they will continue to do so. It is logical though, if we think about the business aspect behind PPC sites. The people involved in making PPC sites need to make profit out of it, which is fine, that's business. By offering cash rewards to members, they get profit from the advertisers who pay them for displaying their adverts. As long as the money coming in exceeds the money going out, the owners of PPC sites will make profit. PPC sites will offer members the chance to make money through referrals, and some even pay you for 2nd-tier referrals, and this is the key issue. This attracts more members, who will market the website for them as they provide them the incentive to earn through referrals. This is called 'viral marketing'. This information will spread as fast as a virus. As the amount of members increase day by day, PPC sites will eventually need to revise their expenses because they need to make sure they make profit. They'll eventually stop because the amount of members coming in are increasing 'exponentially', much faster than the rate at which advertisers come in. By this time, because there are so many people who already know about that particular PPC site, the marketing will proceed, even though they stopped making payments. It will slow down, but that takes time, because not many people will know that the site is not making the payment. I don't think PPC website owners intends to lie, they just can't be bothered to modify the website to announce that they stopped payment. Because from a business point of view, they don't have to, they've already made their profit, and they will use that to do something else. It's just a short-term get-rich-quick online business. It's important that members who want to participate in PPC sites to make initiative to research first before joining and to be aware of this. That's just my opinion by the way. What do you think? I would like to know your comments.
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• United States
13 Nov 08
I think the thing is that nothing lasts forever. Everyone thought they'd make a killing during the .com boom a few years ago. A lot of the ppc sites are resurrections of that dream. No one knows how long it's going to last. There are some sites that continue to pay. Like some of the ones that support charity like the hungersite etc. they still pay. But truly, only time will tell.
13 Nov 08
Yes, I think I should agree with you. I have tried many PPC sites before, while none of them had paid me even one cent,although all of them have boasted that everyone can make lots of money there.When you have reached the payment limitation,they will refuse to live up to their former words,so I can say that most of the similar money-making methords are just scams,don't waste your time there.
• United States
12 Nov 08
I am a newbie in internet writing and I am presently a member of 2 PPC sites. I have submitted about only 5 articles on each site. When do you think can I get paid? How will I know I am being scammed? So sorry if I responded with questions. I will appreciate it very much if you can help me find answers. Have a good day.