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Since poor old alladvantage changed its ways probably due to financial pressures I have been looking at various pay to surf schemes. I tend to use dooyoo here by reading the opinions of others I get an idea of what to expect with the various schemes that exist. Deltaclick I think might hold the key to the future of paid to surf schemes, I will explain my reasons for thinking this way first and then explain Deltaclick in more detail. Not just in the internet world, but in all walks of life advertising is the way that companies spread the word of what services/products they offer. Most companies that wish to expand and indeed survive put by money for research and development (to update what they offer) and also a large amount goes to advertising. Before the internet came along, the ways that companies advertised ranged from Television and Radio Advertising, through to the papers and billboard hoardings. The internet has a growing audience (us the users) and with every day the chance for companies to sell us products and services grows. The question of how best to advertise and reach the target audience of these companies has been a growing problem for sometime. Banner ads are ok in themselves but would you see a Coca Cola banner ad at a Pepsi Cola website (I think not). Surfbars are ok as they pay the person with the bar a small amount for the inconvenience of losing part of the visible screen, but they do not really target the specefic client. Email is another way, but again how many people delete Email without reading it (Oh no not more spam). Search engines are a way for the web user to find sites of interest, but people tend to find sites they like and add to favourites and therefore do not see new ones. Deltaclick seems to have looked at these problems and taken a new approach. It offers people using the web, links to related sites (so you might indeed see Pepsi whilst on the Coke site aft
erall). The Deltaclick bar itself, well to call it a bar is not really fair as it implies it is just another surfbar, which it is not. It is situated below the address bar at the top of the internet explorer page. It is about the same size as the address bar. It is a very minimal thing, all it has on it is a link to its homepage, an icon telling you it is active or that you need to log on and how many related links to the current page you are browsing. This is where the fun starts it will offer up to 6 links and will pay you for going to them. At present they tend to be one US cent per site visited. But they say they will pay up to four cents per visit (this depends on how much the web site is prepared to pay for getting your custom). Up to a maximum of $1 per day. For us the users this is great as it acts like a search engine finding related sites to the task we are using the net for at the time and paying us as well. For the companies advertising it is also great as it will get more hits from people looking for related products, so in theory it should generate the company concerned more revenue than the existing internet advertising does. Deltaclick is new at the moment (in the UK anyway)and I hope that the advertising companies realise the potential of such a service. I have only been using it a short while but already I have found websites that I would not normally have found. Unlike a lot of surfbars I have tried, this seems to be a totally stable program, it did advise me to update my Internet Explorer from version 5.0 (I declined and have had no problems, touch wood). It uses the Paypal system of paying (Errr sorry I do not know how this works yet) but reading other opinions this seems to ensure prompt payment. The minimum amount for requesting a payout is $20, if you join now they give you $5 so you are a quarter of the way there already. It has a referral scheme as wel
l that pays as follows Direct 10% Level 2 5% Level 3 2% Level 4 1% Again being new the referral system has not been exhausted yet. The home page offers the usual profile update, faq, amount earned, referral tips and banners for websites etc. The homepage along with the rest of this system/company appears professional and easy to use. To be honest I think I would still use Deltaclick even if they did not pay as I have found it to be a useful internet tool, so paying me for using it is a bonus.
Being a veteran of surfbars from about 3 years ago (yes 3!), I haven't used one for a long time. In fact, I think it's been at least six months since I gave up a portion of my screen on the promise of being paid for it. I saw an banner advert for DeltaClick.com this evening, clicked thru' to the site, and had a shufty. Then, as I always do, I went straight to Dooyoo to check out the ops. Have a look at the rest of the opinions about DeltaClick - there's nary a bad one to be seen. Quite surprising in this age of equating surfbars to butthole surfers. Admittedly, this is the first opinion written about DeltaClick since March. What the hell tho! You live and learn and noone has said they haven't been paid. Getting hold of this bar thingie is actually one of the easiest and peasiest things I've done on the Net. You literally click HERE and wait about 10 seconds, and it's downloaded and installed itself. It sits just underneath the bar where you type in URLs and is about 1 cm deep - tiny, especially on my larger monitor. It's about a quarter of the size of all those other nasty ones. There are only three things on it, all text links: one, a link back to DeltaClick.com; two a very small button to log on or log off; three the words "Related Links" which are just that. The way it works is thuslyly: when you visit a site, it loads up (at what seems like the speed of light) pages with similar content. I didn't notice any delay in page loading time nor did it give me a slew of American pages. Example: I typed in www.itv.co.uk and it brought up links to the UK forces tv station, BBC, Channel and Sky plus a few others that you may not have heard of before - and that's the point. The related links load up in a new window which is about half the width of your screen, clear and clean looking with plenty of spaces between the links. There is no advertising on this page, n
or is there on the DeltaClick bar itself. The rest of this op was written a few days after I signed up: I've uninstalled this rotten thing as it has not worked ONCE since the day I installed it. It worked fine for the first few hours - and hasn't done since. I can't log in, it rejects my username which I know is correct. I've given up. If I could log in, I would tell you about the members page and how much you actually are supposed to be paid - but I can't, so I won't. Grrr!
Update 1 August 2001 -------------------- Oh well, it appears Delta-Click was too much of a good thing, as they now seem to have shut up shop, as I, along with several other members of "Delta-Click" have been unable to log into our accounts for quite a few weeks now, so I suggest you don't bother. Of course they could be re-vamping the site, but I can't see they'd do this without giving its members a warning. I will update any more news that comes available. Original opinion ---------------- Oh well, here goes, an opinion on my latest and probably my last adventure into the infuriating world of “Paid to Surf” programs with Deltaclick, I must really stop falling for these program, but hey a man needs money to survive. I have been strongly recommended to this program by a friend(you know who you are), so if its another one of these flops, I know where to go, only joking of course. Well anyway, on to my opinion of Deltaclick.com, being a very new user of the program, I shouldn’t really be writing an opinion yet, but this really looks a real decent prospect (there again don’t they all at first), but NO this really does look good. Firstly I’ll explain the working of the program, there is no obstructive pay bar to load, as in All Advantage, Speedia, etc, alls you have to do is, go to their site, sign up and whilst on their site you have a link set-up on your browser (I am using Internet Explorer, so I’m not sure if you can use other browsers like Netscape, etc), and whilst browsing it will notify you for similar sites too which you are currently viewing i.e. if you are viewing a sports related site, it will give you sports related links, now for the cool bit, if you actually visit these site you can actually earn money, its as simple as that, on the notify list it will clearly tell you how much you earn for visiting the site, although if you
take a look you don’t get paid for them all, just the ones with a cash sign on them. Actually Deltaclick is also a very useful tool, because as well as earning, it is a very decent resource for related sites, so maybe it is better than I first thought. There are one or two very slight down-sides to the program, firstly you can only earn ONE dollar a day (not including any referral earnings, that is) but that could be a good sign, as when these programs offer unlimited earnings, they tend to be unreliable programs and also to get paid, you have to set up a PAYPAL account, to which I have not done yet, but I have been assured is easy and safe to do (so that’s not too much of a problem). Another thing about Deltaclick is that you get a $5.00 sign-up bonus, which is very good, although a couple of times I have signed for program that give these type of bonuses I have found the program to be a dud, but seeing as though this is a well respected program, I’ll let them off. There is also a decent referral structure on this program, so it would be advisable to anyone using this, to get plenty of referrals and top your own earnings up. Oh well I will leave it there for now, and I will update this opinion, when I have more information, but as I said, it was strongly recommended and it does look very decent, so why not go and take a look yourself.
Deltaclick.com is a recent entry into the world of 'pay to' programs (or pay-to-click in this case). It's simple, it pays and the Company seem genuine. Anyway, You basically get paid for going to web sites. Websites similar to the one that you are visiting at the time. When you join Delta Click, you install a button at the top of your browser and it throws up other similar options to the site you are currently visiting. Say you are on a Sports site - it flashes 'Found 6 related links'. Click on that and there are other sites to visit. Now initially DC had paid links for most of the sites - from 1 cent to 4 cents. That then changed as the 4 centers disappeared. Only this week, the company have announced that the 1 cent links are being phased out, but more 2 and 3 cent links will be introduced. You have a limit of $1 a day that you can earn and a minimum of $20 before you get a 'cash out' sign on your account page allowing you to request a payment. Payments are made with US payment system PAYPAL - but that is simple to sign up for and is available to UK members too. There seems to be a number of sites that are offering to have your US $ put direct into PAYPAL - saves on getting several small dollar cheques which can be non cost effective to exchange. Anyway DELTA CLICK looks like it's serious, here to stay and I know some people have been paid already and my husband has already requested his first $20, and my first will, hopefully be along soon.
Surf bars Grrrr, click for reward schemes Grrrr,having had my fill of these schemes I was very sceptical when Assethound told me to join this one, even more so when she said you get $5 for joining up, I thought too good to be true! Alladvantage was the first surf bar I ever had anything to do with, downloading the bar was easy peasy, I merrily surfed for about 2 weeks till Assethound ( who was my referrer) asked if I was actually using the thing! Hmm I'd managed to notch up the grand total of 8 minutes, after at least 20 hours of surfing! Uninstalling Alladvantage was easy as was downloading it again, but again it failed to register any of my surf time. Being totaly fed up of this chunky bar taking up screen space and not paying me I gave up! The next surf bar I tried was click dough, this was like a dream it actually registerd my surf time, it was unintrusive as all you had to do was click on it when it flashed and it paid 20 cents an hour wahoo I thought! When I looked a my first months stats which also coincided with it being re-named as Moveabout I noticed that I'd got 52 cents for 26 hours of surfing! But they said the next months payout would be better as they would get more advertisers now that they were known as Moveabout. This was untrue as they then went for routine maintance over the Christmas period and never came back, taking with them my 63 cents!! Not to be down hearted, I tried another surf bar Gotoworld, this offered rewards of 40 cents an hour, wow I was soon surfing along till I'd got over 5 hours worth of surf time,but the 40 cents turned into 3 cents an hour!! As you can gather Surf bars and me don't get on! But as Assethound kept on nagging me, I did eventually go to the site to take a look and then decided to join. Joining up This involves giving out the usual data of name, address, email address, choosing a user name and a password, taking about 5 minutes flat. Do
wnloading the bar Having joined up I then clicked on the download icon where I was asked which browser I used. It even suggested I download to a higher internet explorer as the one I had sometimes had problems if you had used a surf bar in the past, a link was given to enable you to to this, I declined and went ahead and downloaded the bar this was a painless process and with in minutes was completed. Deltaclick bar Deltaclick is a small grey stripe which sits underneath your browser, so it doesnt eat into screen space. You'll notice a deltaclick icon an active bulb which is orange if you have activated it and then a clickable link which shows you if there are any relavant links. How it works As you are searching for pages it logs into your browser and comes up with relavant links which you can then click on, some links are paying others are not. You will be told how much you'll get paid for each paying link before you click these are generally 1 cents each but I have come across a couple of 2 and 3 cents links. Getting paid You get paid by clicking onto a paying link, you are allowed to earn upto a dollar a day (ie 100 clicks!) therefore you could earn upto $30 a month! You will be given a link to get paid once your account reaches the $20 mark! Delta click uses the paypal method for payments at present, so you will need to have a paypal account. This method does mean that bank charges will not eat into your earnings! Referrals As with all good schemes Deltaclick has a referral scheme, this pays out a percentage of what your referrals have earnt on the following basis Direct referrals - 10% of total earnings Level 2 - 5% of total earnings Level 3 - 2% of total earnings Level 4 - 1% The referral centre also has a very handy referral calculator so you can workout you how much you are going to get from different referral levels. You can also find out
how much your referrals have earnt you by clicking the referrals stats links. Checking your stats The surf bar has a handy little icon which if clicked on opens a window to the Deltaclick homepage, you will need to log in then click on the members area, then click onto payment centre. The stats are updated on a regular basis so if you have just been using the bar you should find that this has been put into your account straight away. Are the links relevant? Giving that it was an American company I did assume that the links to other sites would be US sites, this is only true if you have searched and are looking at a US site. If you are looking at say toy shops in the Uk then your links will before other toy shops that are UK based. Having only used the surf bar for a few days I can honestly say that I have found it easy to use, has made searching for sites alot easier- no going back to the beginning and to be honest even if they did not pay to use it I'd still use it as I have actually found a few really good sites in the links that Deltaclick has come up with. If you have not used it then download it today!!!
DeltaClick pays you $5 to sign up and allows you to earn up to $1 a day for clicking on links. ~~~~~~~~~ WHAT IS IT? ~~~~~~~~~ DeltaClick is a reward program that uses a small downloadable bar. The DeltaBar sits under the top of your browser, just below the back button in Internet Explorer. Download it after completing a short form: the download is 85K and will take a few seconds. I have been using the DeltaBar for a day now and have not experienced any slowing down in load times for pages, or any other interference on my PC. Anyone can sign up with DeltaClick, but you must sign a parental consent form if under 14, and to get paid you must live in a country eligible for PayPal membership - the UK is one. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ HOW DO I USE IT? ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Log on to the DeltaBar by clicking on the Log In link next to the orange DeltaClick logo. Once you have filled in your username and your password you are ready to go. Look out for a blue clickable link appearing next to DeltaClick and Active on your DeltaBar. This will state how many active links have been found - some will be paid and some will not. At the moment all paid links seem to be for 1c, but with a maximum amount of $1 that can be earned each day, you could surf for hours and still get 1c per click. In the future when DeltaClick have attracted more advertising they should have higher value links available. This is a relatively quick way of earning money compared to many paid to read email or surfbar schemes. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BUT WHAT IS THE POINT? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Basically, in the same way that Paid To Read Email programs do, DeltaClick pay you to visit sites. In this case the visits that advertisers pay for should be highly targeted. If you visit a site such as www.hotmail.com, you will be presented
with a few links to other email sites. A visit to www.amazon.com will get you links to other book related sites. DeltaClick charges advertisers a minimum of 10c per visit, so by paying you 1c and your upline referrers a small percentage, they stand to make a reasonable amount of money. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ HOW AND WHEN DO I GET PAID? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You will need a PayPal account (go to www.PayPal.com to sign up). You must use the same email address to sign up for DeltaClick as you use for PayPal, as PayPal uses email addresses to identify its account holders, and to make transactions. According to DeltaClick a link to request payment will appear when your account reaches $20. Payments are sent out a maximum of 45 days after the end of the month in which they are requested. This seems like a long time, since they are using PayPal, which transfers money electronically, but I presume that they have to wait for advertisers to pay them before any money can go out. Deltaclick are suppose to be introducing other forms of payment - but as the fee for accepting a Paypal payment into your account is just over 2% - this is actually cheaper than cashing a cheque at the bank. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IS THERE A REFERRAL SCHEME? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Yes there is. You earn a percentage of your referrals earnings, excluding their $5 sign up bonus. Direct Referrals - referred by you - 10 percent. Level Two - referred by your Direct Referrals - 5 percent. Level Three - referred by the Level Two Referrals - 2 percent. Level Four - referred by the Level Three Referrals - 1 percent. You can refer people by sending them your referral url, or by using a banner supplied by DeltaClick. Banner sizes range from the standard size banner that you may see on sites like dooyoo advertising web si
tes, to very small banners that are more like a large button in size. You will find this information in the referrals section of the Members Area when you have logged in to the DeltaClick site. You can get directly to the site once you have joined and downloaded the DeltaBar by clicking on the link at the left-hand side of the bar. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WHAT DO THEY MAKE OUT OF IT? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Advertisers pay for visits (hits) on a per hit basis. The minimum price that DeltaClick quotes per click is 10c. The most likely sites are going to be the big players on the Internet who already have a big presence - these are the people who can afford at least 10c a click. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WHERE DO I FIND LINKS THEN? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I have found quite a few paid links already - try checking out sites like www.hotmail.com, www.hollywood.com, www.amazon.com and others. I found loads of sites in areas like computers, music, films, books - just keep clicking on links and you will soon work out where you can get the most links. You would be surprised how many links you can come across just surfing whilst logged in to the DeltaBar. Watch out though - I ended up getting nothing but French links one, which was somewhat bizarre, after I accidentally strayed onto a French language site that had several related links. After that I couldn't seem to get anything other than French links, although I retraced my steps - fortuantely this stopped when I logged in again! This would seem to indicate that your movements are tracked quite closely in order to give you highly targeted links, which is good for advertisers as well as surfers. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IS IT WORTH DOING? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Yes, with the usual caution that DeltaClick are a very new program. However, you are not
paying anything to use the DeltaBar other than what you would normally pay anyway to surf, so it is worth it to get a few dollars. If you look at it alongside a paid to read email program, which is the nearest equivalent, there are a lot of advantages to using the DeltaBar. On my best paid email program I rarely earn over a dollar a month for my personal reads. On DeltaClick I could earn $30 a month without any referrals. The referral scheme extends to four levels, although it is for a small percentage. On my most successful paid to read email program I get paid every 3 months with 18 referrals, and I still haven't had a cheque yet - there are two cheques in the pipeline. I can get paid every time I get to $20 with DeltaClick, electronically with PayPal. ~~~~~~~~~~ THE VERDICT? ~~~~~~~~~~ A good program, with an apparently sound business plan. Like any rewards based program, it will be interesting to see what happens after they have a wave of people requesting payment. The question will be - can they get enough advertisers to make it viable? As of 3rd February 2001 - I have been clicking for a couple of days so far, and have been astounded at the numer of links available to click. The other question is - will users respond to sites or simply move from site to site for more money. I think that given the sites that I have clicked on so far, many of them are sufficiently sticky for people to spend more than a few seconds on, and it may be a good way for advertisers to reach highly targeted users. Join up and see what happens. If you do join up, sign up at www.deltaclick.com, or to give me credit, drop me an email or click on the url at the top of my profile. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WHAT HAVE I EARNED SO FAR? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I joined this program on 31st January 2001. (
updated - 3rd February 2001) Referral bonus: $5.00 Amount earned from links: $1.28 Amount earned from Direct Referrals: $0.06 Amount earned from Level Two Referrals: $0.00 Amount earned from Level Three Referrals: $0.00 Amount earned from Level Four Referrals: $0.00 Total amount earned from Referrals: $0.00 Total amount earned: $6.34 Number of Direct Referrals: 6 Number of Level Two Referrals: 0 Number of Level Three Referrals: 0 Number of Level Four Referrals: 0 Total number of Referrals:
Since poor old alladvantage changed its ways probably due to financial pressures I have been looking at various pay to surf schemes. I tend to use dooyoo here by reading the opinions of others I get an idea of what to expect with the various schemes that exist. Deltaclick I think might hold the key to the future of paid to surf schemes, I will explain my reasons for thinking this way first and then explain Deltaclick in more detail. Not just in the internet world, but in all walks of life advertising is the way that companies spread the word of what services/products they offer. Most companies that wish to expand and indeed survive put by money for research and development (to update what they offer) and also a large amount goes to advertising. Before the internet came along, the ways that companies advertised ranged from Television and Radio Advertising, through to the papers and billboard hoardings. The internet has a growing audience (us the users) and with every day the chance for companies to sell us products and services grows. The question of how best to advertise and reach the target audience of these companies has been a growing problem for sometime. Banner ads are ok in themselves but would you see a Coca Cola banner ad at a Pepsi Cola website (I think not). Surfbars are ok as they pay the person with the bar a small amount for the inconvenience of losing part of the visible screen, but they do not really target the specefic client. Email is another way, but again how many people delete Email without reading it (Oh no not more spam). Search engines are a way for the web user to find sites of interest, but people tend to find sites they like and add to favourites and therefore do not see new ones. Deltaclick seems to have looked at these problems and taken a new approach. It offers people using the web, links to related sites (so you might indeed see Pepsi whilst on the Coke site afterall). The Deltaclick bar itself, well to call it a bar is not really fair as it implies it is just another surfbar, which it is not. It is situated below the address bar at the top of the internet explorer page. It is about the same size as the address bar. It is a very minimal thing, all it has on it is a link to its homepage, an icon telling you it is active or that you need to log on and how many related links to the current page you are browsing. This is where the fun starts it will offer up to 6 links and will pay you for going to them. At present they tend to be one US cent per site visited. But they say they will pay up to four cents per visit (this depends on how much the web site is prepared to pay for getting your custom). Up to a maximum of $1 per day. For us the users this is great as it acts like a search engine finding related sites to the task we are using the net for at the time and paying us as well. For the companies advertising it is also great as it will get more hits from people looking for related products, so in theory it should generate the company concerned more revenue than the existing internet advertising does. Deltaclick is new at the moment (in the UK anyway)and I hope that the advertising companies realise the potential of such a service. I have only been using it a short while but already I have found websites that I would not normally have found. Unlike a lot of surfbars I have tried, this seems to be a totally stable program, it did advise me to update my Internet Explorer from version 5.0 (I declined and have had no problems, touch wood). It uses the Paypal system of paying (Errr sorry I do not know how this works yet) but reading other opinions this seems to ensure prompt payment. The minimum amount for requesting a payout is $20, if you join now they give you $5 so you are a quarter of the way there already. It has a referral scheme as well that pays as follows Direct 10% Level 2 5% Level 3 2% Level 4 1% Again being new the referral system has not been exhausted yet. The home page offers the usual profile update, faq, amount earned, referral tips and banners for websites etc. The homepage along with the rest of this system/company appears professional and easy to use. To be honest I think I would still use Deltaclick even if they did not pay as I have found it to be a useful internet tool, so paying me for using it is a bonus.
After trawling through nearly every pay to surf scheme going and then giving up with disgust when they either fold or don’t pay up, I was pleasantly surprised to find one that seems to be a nice little earner. Deltaclick is the smallest and easiest to use that I have come across, no huge bars that annoy you and take up your screen to the extent you are peering at two inches of it that you have left. It is in fact not a bar but attaches itself neatly to the left hand side on top of your existing toolbar. In fact in it’s entire only three inches long! you hardly notice its there. When you open a web page it will say found X amount of links, these are similar pages to the one you are viewing. You can either not bother looking at the drop down menu or check it out just in case. Each link will have a price value which ranges from $0.01 to $0.04.This is the amount your account will be credited if you visit the link. There are of course the referral bonuses that you can earn: 10% of each direct referrals earnings and then 2% of theirs and then down to 1% for fourth generation. The maximum amount you are allowed to earn each day is $1, however it’s very easy to achieve if you don’t mind clicking on the suggested links. Once your account reaches $20 a pay out link will appear on your account page allowing you to claim your cash. The only downside to this I found is that they will only make payments to you if you have a paypal. Account. However if not when you claim your cash you will be shown how to open one. A good incentive to sign up to this one now is you receive a $5 bonus in your account just for joining. This really is a hassle free pay to surf scheme and I find it extremely user friendly and well worth a try! www.deltaclick.com
UPDATED ** On Friday I received my first payment of $20 from Delta Click - so have other people. They paid members in January, now at the end of Feb too and have so far lives up to their promises. Definately one of the very few 'Piad to Companies worth devoting time to at present >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>ORIGINAL ARTICLE Recent months have been bad for anyone using the plethora of ‘Paid to’ Programs out there. Many companies have gone by the wayside, reduced rates to miniscule amounts or just plainly refused to pay members. In November DELTA CLICK was launched initially aimed at the US & Canada, but now available to UK members. Delta Click allow you to download a small device that fits neatly into the top of your browser. When you visit a webpage, the DeltaBar flashes giving you alternatives to the site you are on and pay you from 1 cent to 3 cents to visit those sites. Say for example you were visiting a Financial website ‘MoneyExtra’ – the DeltaBar would locate ‘Xest’, ‘Charles Schwab Europe’ and other similar sites that may be of interest to you. A visit to a sports site like ‘Football News’ would bring up sites like ‘Sportlive’, ‘Skysports’ and so on. So it is a very useful device to have which can be used almost as a search engine – AND it pays you. You are limited to earning just $1 per day – so you can’t go clicking mad – which means that Delta Click are in control of their outgoings and can monitor ‘cheats’ and misusers’ easily. Just think – with the present rates from the likes of CashSurfers, Desktop Dollars, All Advantage etc being around 5 cents an hour – how long would you have to be online to earn a dollar-a-day with their Surfbars – 20 ? Initially you can get a $5 bonus just for signing up with the program, plus you get a percentage of any ref
errals earnings too – down to four levels. You can ‘cash out’ once you reach a balance of just $20 in your account. But International users must have a Paypal account to collect their proceeds – Delta Click will pay proceeds into your account no longer that 45 days after you request ‘cash out’. I would wholeheartedly recommend this program for the following reasons A)The DeltaBar is a very useful tool to have B)Minimum cash out is reachable quite easily each month C)Excellent back up and feedback from company – unlike some others in the industry! D)Delta Click are financially sound – have been Venture capital funded - have a proper board of Directors of experienced men NOT some spotty 16 year old in his back bedroom! One other thing with downloading the Delta Bar. It says that ideally you should have Microsoft I.E 5.5 , but it does work with other releases from version 4.0 upwards. If you have problems logging onto your Delta Click Bar contact firstname.lastname@example.org. I have had no problems since I joined and have collected around $1 a day from the clicks. But last week I couldn't log on to the DC Bar. So I contacted support - within 30 minutes (!!) I received a reply with a link to install a new Bar - and PRESTO - It works fine, no problems - what fantastic back up! I've also done some more research into Delta Clicks too. They are funded by a consortium of Venture Capital organisations. The Chairman is 30 year old, David Gerster - an honours Grad, getting his master's degree in business admin from the University of Cal-Berkeley. Delta Clicks Inc is not just a one man band (often some of these fledgling Paid to programs are, as we know to our cost). Greg Stuart (Senior VP at Internet Ad agency Flycast Comms) is CEO of Delta, plus there are three others on the board. Also, just this week, first payments to members have been going
out. Although they said you will get paid within 45 days of being able to 'cash out' most people have found it has taken around 20 days – pretty good going. THIS LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE A REAL BRIGHT LIGHT IN THE MISTY, MURKY WORLD OF 'PAID TO' PROGRAMS RECENTLY - I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO YOU.
Sorry about the title, couldn't think of anything 'snappy' I've been using deltaclick for a while, bout 2 weeks, and my small fortunes building up very slowly. The thing I don't get is that the praise delta click seems to get. People keep on saying they get $20 a month, whilst I doubt i'll get half that. And then there's paypal. The method deltaclick seems to use to pay it's customers. I joined up for paypal, and tried to use my debit card(visa electron) and it didn't work. I'm not sure whether to ask my parents for their card number for paypal, but I have my doubts, so i'm only going at it half-heartedly.
Update at 31/7/00 - This scheme seems to be dead as far as money earning goes. Links still appear, but these could now be out of date. Stats cannot be accessed. This paid me $60 but left owing me $40. :( Update at 24/12/00 - got to $20 and clicked the cash out button. Quickest ever on a paid to surf. I am surprised there are no other opinions here - this has to be the best scheme ******************************************************** With many of the paid to surf schemes going to the wall, along comes a scheme that both makes sense AND has venture capital behind it. Now the concept. A small application is downloaded and installs itself on the Internet Explorer tool bar - just below the "back" button on mine. has to be version 5.5. It is very simple - just a "delta click" button through which you can access your account, an "active/log on" button and a third button which says either: "No related links" "1, 2 etc related links" "Highest link $0.01...$0.04" Click that button and you will get a short pull down menu of up to six sites that are related to the one you are surfing. many of these sites will pay you to visit. then select, visit and earn. Apparently, a venture capitalist thought so as this concept was entered for a $50,000 competetion, but the investor ploughed $1.5 million into it. It is very recent, but the advent of international PayPal use means that we have just been able to get it in the UK too. In discussions with the owner of delta clicks he says that most links at present are paid, and most of these are 1 cent. This is to get people used to the system and you get sent to editorial pages that would not normally pay for visits. This will also he hopes get advertisers interested so more paying visits occur. There are a fair number of 4 cent clicks to be found though, and the top limit for earnin
gs is $2.50 a day. The site reports that there are instruments to check for fraud that will ask certain questions if clicking patterns become suspicious, but I have never seem these and still get $1 a day for casual surfing. What is more, some of these sites I would visit anyway - and now i am paid for it, and there are also some genuinely useful and new sites that I have come across. If , for example, you are at www.mp3.com, you are offered 1 cent each to visit napster, mtv online, rolling stone, epitonic and music for your head. So useful and relevant links. Strangely MP3 is also offered which is a small bug I presume! The site you can access directly through the Deltaclick button is simple and easy to use. Stats are reasonable in that they are not real time but update a few times a day. Again, I have been told by the CEO that they are trying to improve this. As with almost all get paid programs, you get a bonus of your referrals earnings (they don't lose of course) - 10%, 5%, 2% and 2% down through four layers. Best of all, right now, you get a $5 sign up bonus -I missed it by two days :( - and yet the scheme pays out at only $20. Most schemes with attractive bonuses require you to be earning for a couple of years to reach the high threshold set. Of course you have to have PayPal and the money gets put onto your credit card at the cost of about 2.2% (check out the international users area at www.paypal.com). The whole industry is shaking out. Alladvantage, the original, are dying a death and the only ones surviving are those that make sense commercially, or have a really different and useful approach. In the former category, only schemes like PaysU (with incoem related to actvitiy), Spedia (you never get the headline rate, and it makes loads from scheme sign ups), Moveabout (that makes sense, but at 3 cents an hour) will survive and pay - i have had money from all three. Or schems
like Deltaclick will supplant them as the place advertsiers are prepared to pay. It is so much more effective than banner ads flashing near the top of the screen, or in reading irrelevant emails or clicking mindlessly on banners. Deltaclick wil, I am sure, benefit advertsiers and surfers alike. It supplants a great deal of seacrh engine work for example. And the infusion of venture capital means that it should be round long enough to get through the start up period AND to pay users. I will keep you informed!