December 14, 2006 11:23am CST
For the longest time, I resisted doing PTP, simply because I didn't understand it - and couldn't get a reasonable explanation on how it works. I was given a long litany about "tiers"... and basically I decided against it, it just seemed way too complicated to bother with. Then I was shown HOW to do it, and I've been kicking myself ever since. It's the EASIEST WAY TO EARN ONLINE! Basically, you join a site that offers PTP just like you would with a PTR site. You can find the PTP link/s assigned to you by going to your member area. In the member area, you will find a link called Paid To Promote, PTP Main or PTP Overview. When you click on the link or select it from the drop down menu, it will take you to your PTP area. There you will find: - The PTP link/s assigned to promote - The sample banners and the codes which you can promote. If you are interested in promoting any PTP banners, please make sure to host the banner elsewhere if you are not allowed to hot link the banner. --To host the link elsewhere - open up a free account at photobucket.com , imageshack.com or one of the other free image hosting sites. --Right-click the image of the banner that you want to use, and choose Save Target. Then copy to a file on your hard drive and rename it to the program name (so it's easy to find later). Here's how I got started in PTP. I joined a few programs that a friend recommended to me, then I added the links to my Bellessurf account. (Make sure that the program you are advertising on is listed in the approved sites with your PTP program!) I then assigned credits that I'd earned by surfing at Belle's to each PTP link. Voila! That's all there is to it! There are literally hundreds of approved sites with each PTP program - you'll have no trouble finding places to run your ads. Following is more information and the rules regarding PTPs: Some programs with PTP's credit cash to your account automatically for each valid hit you receive to your PTP link whereas in most programs, the credits will get accumulated until you redeem them yourself. What does CPM mean? It means Cost Per 1000. M is the Roman letter for 1000. If you see a site offering 70 Cents/ CPM, it means the same as 70 Cents per 1,000 credits. What is a unique hit? Sites with PTP have an xyz hour unique hits mentioned below the PTP link/s. Some are 12 hour unique hits and some 24 hours and so on. For example, let's say you are promoting a 24 hour unique hits link. If one member clicks that link, you will get credited for it. But if the same member clicks the link again before 24 hours, you will not get credited again. You will not receive credit for the second click if it is clicked before the 24 hours is up. It is the same for a 12 hour unique hits link. You can find the PTP link/s assigned to you by going to your member area. In the member area, you will find a link called Paid To Promote, PTP Main or PTP Overview. When you click on the link or select it from the drop down menu, it will take you to your PTP area. There you will find: - The PTP link/s assigned to promote - The sample banners and the codes which you can promote. If you are interested in promoting any PTP banners, please make sure to host the banner elsewhere if you are not allowed to hot link the banner. Some programs have more than one PTP link to promote, whilst some others have only one PTP link. Sites with only one ptp link: When you go to your member area, you will find a link called PTP Main or PTP Overview. When you click on the link or select it from the drop down menu, you will be taken to your PTP area. There, you will usually find your PTP link under "This is the link you should promote to get credited" When you scroll down, you will find the PTP sample banners and codes. Below that, you will be able to see your stats. The stats show the name of the site you are receiving hits from, total hits, valid hits and the percentage valid. Valid hit means, the member who clicked on your PTP link has allowed the page to load and stayed in the PTP link page until you received credit. For example, a site shows a one line notification as follows: user has received for showing you this page. Invalid hit means, the member who clicked on your PTP link has not stayed in the page long enough for you to receive credit. OR - your link has been clicked on by the same person in the time period allowed There is no point in you receiving 100’s or 1000’s of hits to your PTP link if the valid hit percentage is low. It’s the valid hits that count towards the accumulation of credits, which you can then convert to cash. Sites with more than one PTP link: Some sites have more than one PTP link assigned to members. In such instances, it is very important to go through the instructions/ rules mentioned below each ptp link to find out where you can promote each link. Some links are those any member of the site can promote, some only upgraded members can promote, some links where you can promote in auto surf sites etc. The only way of knowing where you can promote each individual link is by reading the instructions/ rules carefully. To check status, below the instructions/ rules of the assigned links, you will find “Approved Sites”, “Tier Info” and “Statistics”. Approved sites mean, the sites that are approved to promote that specific link. Tier info gives you details of category ratings for countries which are based on advertising demand. Usually, the tier levels are the same in all programs, but how much credit a member receives per each hit can vary from program to program. The following is an example: Category 1: Each hit will count as 1 credits Category 2: Each hit will count as 0.8 credits Category 3: Each hit will count as 0.5 credits Category 4: Each hit will count as 0.3 credits Category 5: Each hit will count as 0.1 credits In order to check your statistics, you need to click on the “statistics” link. It will take you to a page showing overall statistics. Here it will show the dates you received clicks on your PTP link, total number of clicks, number of valid clicks and some programs also show the number of invalid clicks and finally, the valid hits percentage. If you wish to see from which site/s you received clicks on a specific date, click on the date. It will take you to a page which shows the name/s of the site you received the clicks from, along with the total hits, valid hits and valid percentage. What to check before advertising ptp links: It is very important to check the following details before you start advertising your PTP. - The rules of the site regarding promotion of PTP. It usually shows what sort of sites are allowed and disallowed. - Before redeeming or purchasing advertising for a PTP, please ensure the program you are purchasing/ redeeming advertising is approved by the PTP site. If not, you will not receive credit. There is no point in advertising in sites that are disallowed or not approved as you will not receive credit, irrespective how many clicks you may receive. All such clicks will be counted as invalid clicks/ hits which will not earn you anything. Therefore, advertising in unapproved/ disallowed sites is a waste of money. How to convert credits to cash: When you go to the PTP main page, you will find something like this: Your Current Balance: 592 PTP credits Value: $0.3966 Your exchange rate is $0.67 for 1000 credits. OR: Your current number of Paid-To-Promote points is: 282 You can exchange these Paid-To-Promote points to cash. The current value of points is: 70 cents for each 1000 credits Minimum exchange quantity is 500 credits. Exchange link will appear after you have reached minimum OR something similar to the above. First, check the minimum exchange quantity that the site is exchanging. Usually it is 1000 credits, but the minimum exchange quantity of some sites is 500, some others it is 2000 etc. If your PTP stats show that you have reached the minimum exchange quantity, click on the option “convert”. Some sites automatically convert the total PTP credits to cash, but some sites give you the option to decide how many credits you wish to convert. For example, if the minimum exchange quantity is 1000 and you have 1050, you can either convert all credits or convert just 1000. It is up to you. When you convert the money, it will show in your account balance. General Note: When clicking PTP links of members, please make sure you wait till the page loads and the member gets credit for your visit. If you close the page after the timer runs and if by that time the page has not loaded, your click will not be counted as a valid hit. It will then be a waste of the advertiser’s money and the site that sent you the PTP link/ mail may lose a valuable advertiser. Please show the same amount of attention to other member’s advertisements as you would want to receive to your own. **Very Important** Some members make the mistake of promoting the PTP but not click any links. Promoting your PTP link, logging into your member area and converting the PTP credits to cash does not make you an active member. No matter what a big PTP promoter you may be, if you do not click at least one email or PTC link within the inactivity period stipulated by the program, you will be considered as inactive and your account deleted.