to make money on the Internet.
you need some 'tools'.
If you intend to earn money on the Internet you
will be spending some time on-line. It will pay
you to keep your overheads down. Go
here for info on Free ISPs in the USA and UK unlimited
phone connection for only £9.99 per month
with no ties. If you log on to the Internet
in the UK for more than about 150 minutes a week
then it will pay you to sign up for an unlimited
connection where your local phone call costs are
another credit card for internet use only and
keep the limit low. Using plastic online is in
fact safer than using it in a restaurant but it
helps to keep your online finances separate, so
check with your existing card supplier for a second
account or go to
the Internet trades in US dollars wherever you
are in the world and payment through an online
service is a more economic way of exchanging dollars
to your local currency than paying in a cheque
to your bank. Many affiliate programs require
you to have an online account from one of the
major services so it is prudent to join all three.
You can also pay on line for services like web
site hosting and purchases at auctions for instance.
They are free to join.
one of the biggest. You will need to give credit
card details - see above.
E-gold is another popular payment service.
has a big advantage over the other payment services
- a Mastercard that you can use to withdraw funds
from your account at any 'hole in the wall' ATM
machine, anywhere! Now that is what I call International
a free email address from Zwallet
to use while earning and keep your main address
for private use. Zwallet is a bit slow but you
don't get spam like a Hotmail account. They have
recently increased your space to 50Mb from 2Mb
but it still pays to keep your Inbox tidy. Good
housekeeping! Make a folder called, say, 'Keep',
and put in there all emails with your sign-up
details for programs you have joined. It will
be easier for you to keep your Inbox clear and
avoid deleting important information by mistake.
Peer Community pays you to let them use spare
capacity on your computer when you are online.
It is totally transparent and works away in the
background. They are looking for new members specifically
in the UK, Canada, Belgium, Brazil and other
places. It earns me over $5 a month, paid
straight into Paypal, which covers the hosting
of a web site (paid by Paypal) that earns $200+
per month. Six other web sites earn more or less
the same and new sites are under construction.
You get the picture? I use
Easily to buy my domain names and Cirtex
to host them, both companies give excellent service
get earning some dollars to prove you can.
income like this builds up a bank balance and
gives you confidence.
is a typical PTS (paid to search) program and
pays out at $2. Make legitimate searches (here's
how) by waiting till the paying search page
has fully loaded and you will be recognised as
an honest 'searcher' and get lots of paid searches
each day. Waiting for three pages to load will
take longer than the 30 to 40 seconds allowed
before you are credited, but you must wait till
the page is 'Done' or the advertiser won't get
paid and you won't get searches in the future.
I have been paid twice already within hours of
Red The Rose is typical of a PTS, PTC (paid
to click) and PTR (paid to read) program but,
unlike some, has a low payout threshold of $2.
This amount can be quickly reached by joining
other programs from the Paid2Signup section, searching
on links in Your Inbox and clicking on banners
in the Paid2Click area. This site is one of a
growing number run by a webmistress and she pays
very promptly. Here
is a tutorial on how to search.
is fun. Apart from earning from 'V-mail' by visiting
sites and taking up offers, you have to get enough
points each month answering quiz questions to
get paid. I enjoy using this program and this
is another program that really does pay. Sadly,
For Gold makes me smile and does pay out.
You 'dig' for gold flakes (paid into E-Gold) and
pick up tools to rescue yourself from the dangers
of mining. You also earn advertising space for
your own promotions. A light-hearted way to earn
a few bucks.
WILL get paid with these programs. Join up, put
an icon on your desktop by dragging on a links
page for each program and visit the sites at intervals
through the day and earn a bit each time. It soon
adds up. Observe how quickly visitor counters
tick over - dozens a minute from all over the
world. The Internet really is amazing.
1. Right click on the log-in page for each program
and save a shortcut link to your desktop - much
easier to remember your daily earning sites by
double clicking on the icons.
2. Write the address and log-in details for each
site in the back of your diary. It is easy to
forget your user name and password and you can
continue to earn money on another pc when away
3. Get into the habit of regular visits. Most
sites will cancel your account if you don't make
use of it and any money earned will be lost
me if you need help or advice.
make a web site of your own and get advertisers
The final group of earning programs can
be placed on your own web site.
First you need a website with content interesting
enough to attract visitors.
Think of a subject that you know a lot about -
you, your family, your job, your hobby - whatever
it is, focus on it and provide detailed information;
facts, figures. Try to make your web site the
definitive source of information on your chosen
a web site designed you need a domain name and
a hosting service. It is like an address to the
house where your web site lives.
you have a web site with solid content you have
a 'product' to sell. Many of the top programs
will not accept you as an affiliate unless you
have a web site of substance.
convenient place to start is
. where you can join up for free to any of dozens
of schemes under one 'roof' . All affiliate schemes
have a minimum payout limit of around $50 so grouping
schemes together as with
. [aimed at European web sites] and Commission
Junction [aimed at North America but covering
the world] means that you can get a cheque earlier.
of companies would love you to join them as an affiliate
and will pay you a commission when your visitors
buy some of their products. It makes sense to join
up with companies compatible with your site. Amazon
sell a lot more than just books now and pay 5% to
7.5% commission by targeting specific books with
a link from your site.
has a lot of free goodies to add to your web site
to attract more visitors and can help in setting
up and hosting a web site. They also offer 50mb
of free space on their servers to store your password
protected back-up files and sensitive data.
Slide In or Glide In ads are the latest medium and
build income fast from your web site. I use GlideNetwork.
The small ad windows load onto your page for 15
seconds and then automatically disappear. Rates
vary from $0.20 to $5.00 CPC or CPM with a low payout
limit of $5.00 to Paypal or Stormpay.
Pop-up windows are better selling tools than banners
will pay you $3 to $4/1000 impressions depending
on whether the popup is in front, behind or on exit
or all three for $11/1000, the choice is yours.
This is the best you will get on the net and they
pay monthly without fail. Popup killer browsers
will reduce your income but a busy site will still
earn more than the $25 minimum for a cheque to be
sent each month.
Banner advertisements, love 'em or hate 'em, are
part of the Net. Place these standard sized 468x60
pixel banners from SayByeBye
on your page and earn 20c to 50c/1000 impressions
depending on attached popups. Note that these are
impressions or CPM rates, your visitor just has
to see them, they do not have to click on the ads
or buy anything. That is why the rates are lower
than ' pay per click ' banners.
the star newcomer is Google
Adsense. They pay for clicks and pay very
well and cleverly match their ads to the content
of your page. They are choosey about the sites
that can join and demand a reasonable standard
Remember, these are all free to join; you have
no outgoings other than your normal internet connection
which you have anyway. To be perfectly frank,
the only downside to these deals is that it takes
up your time to organise the links, and your browser
and/or web site will run a bit slower while advertising
The Internet is fast
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