You would be well advised to stay clear of most of these paid to read email schemes.
Most send a few emails a week meaning you can only earn a few cents each week.
To make this work you really need to sign up to several schemes and before long you'll find the time you spend sifting, sorting, reading and clicking just isn't worth it after all.
Step forward Homepages Friends.
No clicking referral links.
These guys offer you a homepage (hence the name) which you use to search the web instead of using google, ask, msn etc.
Each time you search you get paid.
Search for the word cat.
You get paid.
Now search for jellied eels.
Again, you get paid.
Starting to see how this works?
There are no limits to the amount of searches you can carry out each day so no limit to the earning potential.
Now isn't that better than sitting aroiund waiting for an email?
If you type in the words Get paid to on any of the search engines you will come up with hundreds probably thoussnds of options and Get paid to recieve e mail is one of the most common ones. First of all, these are very low paid, you won't make your fortune overight on schemes like these and some of them will make it impssible to make any money at all or will find an excuse not to pay you when you do finally reach pay out but this certainly doesn't apply to all of them. Basically how it works is people are looking to sell a product or a service or maybe promote a website. They pay to have their e mails sent out to interested parties and you get paid a small amount for recieving the e mails. If you're new to this then it would be a good idea to look at the boycott.com site wich tells you which one's to steer clear of and start with ones that don't have a minimum payout every month and pay via pay pal which is free to sign up wih before you spend too much time on them so you can find out which ones are the best. Another thing, you may like to set up an online e mail account or you may well be inundated with mail you don't want in your inbox. The people who make the biggest money on these kind of schemes are the one's who promote it, you can do this by setting up your own website using sites that offer you free webspace or word of mouth. There isn't much else I can think of except to see for yourself which ones work the best for you. You can find lots of links to these kind of things on www.homeworkinguk.com or www.earnfromtheinternet.com, this site details which are the best and which send the most regular e mails and also tells you which one's have paid and which one's have no minimum payout.
I am always looking for ways to make a bit of extra cash on line, as i am a member of a few review sites like Dooyoo I earn enough money each month to pay for my internet use. I have also signed up for thepaid to read e-mails schemes and to be honest they don't earn me more than a few pennies a month. Sites like htmail.com are not big payers but I have found a site that is better than most. this is called Publifacil. Publifacil is a web site that gives you the opportunity to earn money by reading e-mails. These e-mails are NOT sent directly to your e-mail box but when you join this site you will be given a members page where you can read the e-mails. This means NO SPAM and you will only get sent e-mails that your interested in, a choice is given to you when you sign up. You choose from 1 to 3 catagories of interest depending on how many e-mails you want to receive, then companies and people will send you e-mails of your chosen interests, you then get paid per e-mail. It's free to join this affiliate site and you can advertise with them too if you are a company or have a web page but it costs to do this. To join you have to be 14 years old or over, it is free to join, you have to fill in a form to register. Name address e-mail address ect, then you will be sent a e-mail to confirm your membership. This will include your password and ID number so you can log in. Once you log in you can go to various sections which explain how the site works. There is a little picture of a dove in your members area which lets you know if you have e-mail to read. These can be anything from 1 to 7 a week depending on which interests you have chosen. The e-mails only get sent to your personal members page. You can join by going to http://www.publifacil.com/members/?id=78947929 You can also put a banner on your web page once you've joined if you have one and you'll earn extra commision. People from other coun
tries are accepted as well, they accept people from about 70 other countries so it's well worth joining if you live outside the UK. There is an optional presentation to listen to before signing up which is also in other lauguages. Payment is made for each e-mail you read. You can also recommend people to join and you will get paid for every e-mail they read too. You will get 0.06 percent of the total amount paid for ever e-mail you read. Average 3 cents but this increases the more people you recommend to join. You get paid for the e-mails you get sent and the e-mails your recommended friernds read too. Once you have reached the minimum payment which is $25 = 15 pounds, a payroll card will be sent to you through the post. You can then register it with the site to receive payment. If you don't read your e-mail after 10 days you could lose your account. If your interesed in getting paid for reading e-mails then look no further. This is working for me and my friends who joined after me. Well I hope this has helped and good luck in earning on-line.
I have recently got involved in Get Paid To Read (GPTR) and Paid2Click (PTC) web sites where I can earn a little dosh reading emails and clicking on the links contained therein and then logging onto a web site to click onto the Paid2Click section to earn even more money. So what is it all about? First of all do not expect to get rich overnight as most sites deal in cents or more likely fractions of cents. But it is a case of, as Tesco keeps on reminding us, every little helps. Many also give points instead of cash but these can usually be redeemed for cash, usually at the end of the month. Awarding points instead of cash is just a way of disguising the fact that you get paid next to nothing for clicking on a link. The value of a point varies from site to site, from 1,000 points equals just 1 cent to the more usual 1,000 points equates to $1. If a site is giving away hundreds of points for a click you can bet your sweet life that the redeem rate will be very, very low. Secondly, and make no mistake about it, these GPTR PTC sites have NOT been set up for YOUR benefit. They have been set up to make the Webmaster some money - hopefully a lot ? you just get the crumbs. There are literally tens of thousands of GPTR sites mainly in the States with more coming on stream daily and also some going off stream. It is free to join on most sites and joining is as simple as revealing your own email address, sometimes selecting a user name for yourself, and inputting your home address, maybe selecting a few of the listed interests and the obligatory password of your choice. The odd one requires a few personal details as well. Most experienced GPTR surfers recommend using the same user name and password for each site because password security is not an issue. Come on, if some else got hold of your user ID and password to a GPTR site what could they do with it? They couldn?t get at the money in your account because it would be sent to your PayPal account an
d your user ID on PayPal is your email address. However DO NOT use the same password that you have for your PayPal or E-Gold accounts or other types of web sites. In most cases when you first go to one of these GPTR sites all you do is input your email address and within a few seconds you get an email acknowledging your request to join. A link in the email will take you back to the site to complete the signing up. You then get another email welcoming you to the site and it will confirm your ?signing in user name? and password. Quite often your user name turns out to be your email address. SAVE THIS EMAIL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE IF NEEDED. Some sites even pay you to join and this can be from just 5 cents to $30 or even more. Once a member you will receive emails that contain paid links to click that take you to an advertiser?s web site where you must stay for whatever time limit has been set and then your account will be credited with the specified reward, that can be anything from 0.1 cents to 5 cents or even more (or points) depending on which GPTR site you belong to. In most cases a timer window will appear and let you know when the time is up and the credit has been made. I utilise this ?waiting? time of between zero and 45 seconds to do something else like maybe writing a letter or a review for Consumer Reviews or watching the TV or even opening another window for another site. Indeed the bones of this opinion have been written whilst surfing and earning and the other evening I also watched Man U on the box. There is no hard and fast rule on how many emails you will receive but however many it is each one will contain at least one paid link and some will contain a whole series of such links and some may also contain none-paid links. Some links have such a low value of either cash or points that quite frankly it is a waste of time clicking on them and I don?t. As a general rule I never click on a link that pays less than 0.2 cents or 5 poi
nts. If every person had a similar policy the Webmaster would not get the click throughs that s/he guaranteed that the advertiser would get and they would lose that account, so s/he would have to up the anti a bit. All sites will have a minimum cash balance before you can cash in your earnings and this minimum can vary from zero to hundreds of dollars. A few will pay out whatever you have in your account at the and of each month and the odd one may also stipulate a minimum amount and if it is not reached the cash will roll over to the next month. In most cases what you earn directly has to be the same as or greater than the payout figure to enable you to cash in and does not include any referral earnings or signing up bonus. Most cash transactions are conducted via PayPal with a few using E-Gold and Storm Pay and a few assorted obscure methods. A few will pay by cheque (or check as the Yanks put it) and charge you a few dollars for doing so. Then your bank will charge you many more dollars for cashing the cheque and it could take anything up to 3 months before you actually get your hands on the cash. Getting paid by cheque is not an option. PayPal is the best option and you can join for free. All the sites that I am a member of have a Gold Membership scheme, which you can buy into using real cash, American that is. As a Gold Member you get certain privileges like a lower cash in level, more cash per email/click, higher percentage of referral earnings, free adverts for yourself to promote whatever you want etc. and you can get as your referrals those people who sign up without being referred. The price of Gold Membership varies from about $5 to upwards of $30. Unless the site is doing well with plenty of emails and PTC links, becoming a Gold Member is a gamble because it could take a year to recoup your Gold Membership outlay. On most sites, if you sign up without being referred, you will then become a referral of one of the Gold Members of
that site and your activities will earn them some extra money. This is standard practice these days and could well have been since the year dot and it is only now that this system is becoming widely known. All sites have a referral system where you earn a small percentage of what your referral earns. The ?downline? as it is called can be from just two people, up to a dozen or more. Some sites have ?spillover? and this is where, if a referral who is last in line in a downline refers someone, that referred person is then spilled over to one of the Gold Members. Let me put that another way. If you are allowed a referral level of five and one of the people at level five refers someone. That someone becomes spillover. It isn?t much use signing on with just one or two GPTR sites. What you need is a portfolio of sites. I currently have 16 proven good sites with more being added daily and some 30 odd that are on ?trial? so to speak. So how do you find these sites and how do you know which are the ?good? ones and which are the ?bad?? It really is a question of suck it and see for yourself but I can help you on your way as is explained further down.*** Most of the sites that I have been to seem to be geared to you reaching the payout level in about three months or so. Those with a low payout threshold of under $5 payout seem to pay fractions of cents per click with a good sprinkling of points, whilst those that payout at over $10 pay more for their clicks with fewer points. But at the end of the day do not expect to reach any payout point for 3 months or so. But then that is not too different to sites like DooYoo or Ciao. When I sign up to a new site I usually give it 7 to 10 days to see how things go. Sites that do not perform reasonably in that time get ditched. What is reasonable you may ask? I can?t really answer that one as it depends on a lot of factors, like regular emails or spasmodic, at least a handful of PTC links each day and w
hether there appears to be any jiggery-pokery going on. Of those that are left I give them a further ten days to a fortnight to continue in the same vein or improve. If by then I have reached one quarter of the way towards payout I will stay with them until payout and decided then whether to stay with them or not. I give a low priority to these ?trial? sites but I still attend to all their emails daily and once or twice a week visit the site for PTC links. All sites have a policy where if you are inactive on the site for 30 days your account is automatically cancelled and you lose any earnings. There are NO EXCEPTIONS although you can book a suspension for when you go on vacation. *** Now this is where I could fall foul of the DooYoo police because they may see the next bit as touting for referrals. But that is not the case. This opinion is to clue you up about GPTR and PTC sites as it really is and not as some people would have you believe and to give you the benefit of my experience. Some people make exaggerated claims for how much you can earn, whilst others make the claim that they are all a con. I could put down a long list of those sites that I have joined and we would be here until next Xmas but I already have a list of my top 16 sites (by the time that you read this my top 16 could well be top 20) on my web site on my Linkwall and yes they are referral banners. But you do not need to use the banners as they are but to use them to learn the URL of each site and visit it without being referred. Just click on a banner and then delete any reference to the referrer?s ID and go to the site uninvited. For instance, clicking on a referral banner would put the following in the browser address line: http://www.MoneyTycoon.email@example.com o.uk All you have to do is delete everything from and including /cgi-bin to be left with the website URL. Hit enter and you get to the site un-referred. It is your
y. I haven?t actually received $50 yet because most of them have not reached the payout level. So you can make money on these GPTR and PTC web sites but you have to build up your portfolio and weed out the dead wood for a few weeks and set about getting referrals. Even then be prepared to wait three months or more before you actually see any cash in your PayPal account. How long do I spend at the keyboard each day I hear you thinking? On average - three one hour sessions each day. I attend to all the emails that I receive (and that could be as many as fifty or more) and then go to each of my top 16 sites in turn to access their PTC section. If I feel like it I access the 20 odd sites that I am currently assessing to see how they are going on. Finally what are the dodges that a few Webmasters get up to, to get you to click on a link and not pay you? They are many and varied and you will spot them quickly enough: A paid link supposedly paying a value actually pays less. A link timer quotes a time limit that is exceeded by at least 100%. This could be a server or access problem so don?t be so quick to condemn. A cash link pays points. An unpaid link mixed in with paid links in the email. Some links do not have a timer and you are never sure if you?ve stayed on the site long enough to get credit. I generally give the site 45 seconds AFTER it has all loaded. Some links do not have a timer at all but the instructions are to stay on the site for at least ?x? number of seconds. The timing doesn?t start until the site is fully loaded into your browser. To follow on from that I have come across one site where the page is never loaded fully because it automatically reloads a bit of it over and over and thus the timer never gets the chance to start let alone finish. You end up leaving the site but the Webmaster has got his/her click, for nothing. Getting on towards the end of a month the odd site may not be accessible
because it has exceeded its bandwidth allocation. Don?t fret it should be back at the beginning of the next month. Now don?t be put off by those scams because they are rare and once a site has got established they try those and other tricks at their peril. Good luck and I hope you make yourself some decent pocket money.
I am really someone that dreams of making money on the Internet with little of no work. I've tried market research schemes, pay-to-surf and of course - getting 'paid' to read emails. In case you are unaware about this type of scheme you basically sign up and the website will send you adverts to your inbox, funded by the advertiser. If you follow a link or verify that you have read it - then your account will be credited. In theory it does sound nice, money for nothing. However my experiences with these schemes showed me that it wasn't going to work. Firstly I joined inboxcash.com, and this was the site that got me interested in these schemes. Inbox Cash claim to pay out up to $10 per email sent, infact they let you choose your earnings per email. Of course what they don’t tell you is that advertisers will never fund for $10 for every member so after a few weeks of me being greedy, I lowered my asking price to only 1 cent. Surely now I would get some cash. Unfortunately 4 months on - I am yet to receive 1 email from them and so I can only presume that they are effectively closed. Anyway, they wet my appetite for pay to read email schemes and so I signed up for more after more. Steadily the 1-cent emails began to roll in. I was getting pleased it looked like I'd easily make my target collection price soon on some sites. 2 months on I logged in to check my balances. The highest total I found was on inboxcash.net - and you read me right - I had made a massive 23 CENTS! Oh dear, it looked like once again I had been had with some online schemes. However I refused to give up. So I looked into ways to boost my account - Referrals. Basically if you can refferer someone to sign up then you get a % of his or her earnings as well. I placed it on my site and eventually I did get signups, and eventually again more cash began to flood in. I was pleased as I finally made the 50-cent mark. Things began
to look up as the money came in a bit quicker. HOWEVER one small thing I had overlooked is that I had joined too many schemes that my email box was now full of these 'click the link to get paid' emails. So it took me about 30 minutes to clear them all each day. It was starting to annoy me greatly and so I changed my mailbox leaving one especially for them. Hopefully I thought I’d get some pay in return for all this. 6 months has past. I am yet to get paid on ANY pay to read site. Infact I've given up. It's irritating to claim the cent per email; it's annoying to see your collection target is $25. IN CONCLUSION, I would say pay-to-read email schemes could only pay out if you have delivered around 1,000 referrals in which case you could be earning a nice bit. But to the average user I really wouldn't suggest taking them up unless you want to put up with the consequences: Lot of adverts in your mailbox, Lot of swearing after the 5 months of earning cents, and the emotional scar it leaves on you for life... well... maybe, but It’s not worth the risk. Oh and by the way – Pay-To-Read email schemes are my new ‘most hated’ object of the new century, topping even the AOL adverts. Yes, they really were that annoying for me!
The principle of earning cash from reading e-mails is basically a very good and innovative idea, but sadly the practicality is a different matter. The process is quite simple, advertisers pay to have their message delivered to a large number of people and the members who read these e-mails receive a share of the profits. The problem is the same with all current e-mail programs, the rate of pay available per e-mail multiplied by the number of available e-mails equals an unreasonably long period of time before reaching the lowest payable amount. The majority of programs require several years before any payout could be achieved. Earnings can be improved by recruiting others and qualifying for a share of their earnings, but with the slow nature of the system these recruits soon become bored and withdraw. This makes it necessary to continually recruit and promote in the hope of maintaining a reasonable level of return. All in all the pay to read e-mail programs are far too limited to be of real value. Maybe someone will eventually produce a solution to the inherent problems and introduce a worthwhile program. However, at the present time I would not recommend more than a passing interest in such systems.
When i first saw this, i thought this was much better than paid to surf companys. Where you have to download usually a large banner at the bottom of the screen, Which gets in the way when you are on the net. How ever after being a member of i would say about 75 companys, I have never received any cheques. Most of these company are American too. There isnt much UK email companys. But they do promise to pay to International users. Most of them only send you about an email every 2 days. Which is worth about 5 cents, about 3p. Or you might get an email a day at 0.5 cents. Which means you would have to wait 3 days just to get a penny. Come on is it even worth the hassle. Then you have to wait untill you have made about $50 before they will send you a cheque. They just aint worth it. As all that emails that they send you, have email sites in them and pop ups which just fill up your hard drive. Which is just gonna slow down your machine. I have just joined a company that promises a better rate and more emails so im trying it out. Hopefully it gives me a decent amount.
Anyone who has read my op 'No-More Johnny-No-Mates' will know how frustrating it is to get referrals for your gpf programs. There are various ways in which you can get new referrals; some free and some require investment. All have their pros and cons... A popular way is to add your referral link to your signature; the pre-set ending to all your e-mails in Outlook. Most sites will give you a line or two of text to add underneath your signature to tempt your e-mail recipients to 'click that link'. Another popular way, if you own your own website, is to include a banner leading people to your referral site within your site. Again, most sites provide you with banners to use, you just need to link to their banner url and away you go (so I'm told, not owning a site I'm not clear how it works, but apparantly it does work). Both these methods incur no cost, just a little time. The downside is that, as with any advertising/marketing (which is basically what you want to do to get referrals) pitching to a 'cold' market has a low return rate and you might not get many takers this way. There are some sites that will list your referral links for free. Most of these sites have a 'basic' membership and a 'premier' membership. 'Basic' is free, you just list all your referral links and them direct people to that one site. 'Premier' costs (either monthly or yearly) and this cost grants you more chances to get referrals, sometimes you can get bonuses from the referral builder for people who join the site and pay, as you have done, and sometimes you get tuition on how to market effectively, etc. These 'referral builder' sites are useful, and free (for basic). They enable you to list all your links for various programs, and find a few more if you want to. They also ensure that anyone who signs up to the referral builder under you, who also joins the sames
gpf sites as you, will be in your downline for those gpf sites. Most gpf sites have a facility called 'gold membership'. For a one off fee, they will rotate your referral site with other gold members. This means that anyone who joins that site without being referred by someone else is randomly allocated to a gold member. This can be an effective and quite cost effective way of getting bonus referrals. The downside if that you have to rely on the amount of traffic that site generates, and the more gold members, the lower your chances of being on that rotation on the right place. The last method of getting referrals is to pay for advertising. You may have noticed that many of the paid e-mails you get are advertising other gpf sites. This is because you are a 'warm' market. You indicated your interest in such advertising when you joined. What this means to the advertiser, and to you if you choose to advertise, is a much higher likelihood of getting referrals. As most of the e-mails you receive from these sites require you to actually look at the site, you are forced to see the product. This greatly increases the chance you will read on and join. The pro is that adverising is much more effective in acheiving your goal of more referrals. The downside is that you have to pay. Prices differ from site to site, and it's worth hunting around (the referral builders will give you the links to other sites from which you can advertise from. All in all, there are many ways you can advertise your referral link to get more referrals. I have completely re-written this opinion in response to comments left by members. Having read and digested your thoughts, I have researched further, the result is above. Thank you for all your comments, I do read them. I hope those who read my previous version of this op approve of the changes. Jo