Are PTC Sites worth it?

Do the cents really add up?
Do the cents really add up?
Click your way to wealth?
Click your way to wealth?

There are a number of sites on the internet which pay you money for nothing more strenuous than clicking on a link to view an ad. It has to be the easiest supposed way to make money online. These are called PTC sites or Paid To Click sites.Many people join these sites each month to try and earn some extra cash online.

Personally I have never paid much attention to such claims made by sites and as a result have never got on to any of these *great* money making deals. I did snoop around on one site in question to do some research for this article but it was not a confidence building experience. My skepticism stems from two main facts.

First is the fact that I believe that to be successful you need to put in some effort and here there is literally no greater effort than clicking on a couple of ads to view them. I mean, come on there has to be a catch here some where. Why would some guy just pay you to watch an ad?

Second I do not think that the really minimal pay outs per click which are from $0.001 to $0.04 depending on the site are very worthwhile. It takes effort to sit through such a monotonous activity for the hours on end which would finally result in a pay out of two measly dollars?!!! I can sit for fifteen minutes and write an article which would pay me a minimum of five dollars.

However not everyone is gifted with the ability to write at will about topics that they may need to research about so I suppose this may be their way of making money online.

To be successful on these PTC sites you'll need a PayPal account and an AlertPay account and a lot of patience. It will also help if you manage to get some active referrals under you on each site as you get paid a minuscule percentage of what they click and earn as well.

There are referral exchange forums where you can develop a long list of active referrals without bothering your family and friends. Plus they will be as driven as you to make money and will be as active as you.

Before you start clicking for a new PTC site run it through the scam list on search engines. Many sites open with a bang, operate for a week and then go out of commission taking the time, effort and money that you put into them into nothing.

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for such a clear and honest warning. Would you write a hub about the site where to earn money on articles writing?

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cashmere 6 years ago from India Author

I had written one about a year ago, but I think a number of site policies have changed after that. Will put up a new hub in the next few days.

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Great, Thank you.

Forum Admin 6 years ago

There are some that have been online and paying for some time. I prefer my sites that have been paying and will be paying for some time. As for time spent on them, I usually just have a tab open as I search and surf as usual so I don't think I'm wasting my time at all.

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BrankoZecevic 5 years ago from Serbia

Hi and thanks for great article!

I think it is worth of time to be active on these sites. But the large number of these sites are scams and that's real problem. When you find site that actually pays and have forum with real testimonials you should focus on it. It's all about doing proper investments in referrals and after some time you can earn some adittional income.

I wrote review about site which is in my opinion the best and most secured out there. So if you are interested in ptc just go to

and read my review.

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cashmere 5 years ago from India Author

Personally I do not recommend them for anyone who has a fair grasp of the English language and can make more money writing articles than merely staring at the screen and waiting to click the next ad.

MD.Harun-Aur-rashid choudhury 5 years ago

you are really great to uphold the sooth to all.Thanks a lot.

Naeem 5 years ago


I have been with PTC for more than a year.

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cashmere 5 years ago from India Author

And how much have you made on them???

Moola Mails 5 years ago

I think that some sites are ok, since I can post on forums and go about my normal online surfing and open the tab up once in a while and earn a few cents here and there. I own my own PTC site and have enjoyed the experience of being an admin. Thanks for your nice article. I my site is

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cashmere 5 years ago from India Author

Multitasking to earn a few cents, that may make sense

Veda 5 years ago

If we talk about How to make money from PTC sites then I would like to show you something I wrote.Please read it and tell me that Is my strategy a good one or not.

Here is the link:-

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cashmere 5 years ago from India Author

I'll just go take a look

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Mahfuz Ul Islam 5 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

There are lots of fake PTC sites but few are real. is the one from which I earned 30 dollars and they don't ask to invest any money in order to get paid.

Oded 4 years ago

Best PTC & GPT sites

Here is the list of best PTC & GPTsites each of them online for over 2 years and paying via PayPal without any problems

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cashmere 4 years ago from India Author

I still don't think that they are worth it!

makeinternetmoney 3 years ago

Cashmere where did you find a PTC site that pays $0.04 per advertisement view? This is for sure a scam site!

PTC sites are certainly not the biggest earners online but they are also underestimated a lot.

If you rely only on your clicks you will be making pennies and it wouldn't worth it. But if you have a good number of direct referrals it can be more profitable, and certainly less stressful, than writing articles and then selling them, since most of the work is done by others.

You have a limit when writing articles, since you are only a human (I suppose :) ) therefore your earnings are limited. But with PTC sites you don't have this limit. You can have hundreds, even thousands of referrals.

For example there is a guy making $2500 per month pure profit with only 1 PTC site. The biggest cashout of this guy was more than $20000 straight to his PayPal account.

With article selling this is just impossible.

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cashmere 3 years ago from India Author

Personally I found selling articles helped me earn more than PTC sites and I still have the same opinion today.

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CyberFreak 3 years ago

Hello cashmere,

You have posted some interesting info about PTC here. I have tried quite many but I got disappointed to a point. Maybe I don't invest time or I am not very patient, I don't know.

As a result, I diverted my money making searches on autopilot software, such as Digital Generation which works on its own at the background of your PC and makes you $1 per day.

You can check it out in my hub, if you wish:

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cashmere 3 years ago from India Author

Hi, I've not heard of this but sounds like an interesting piece of software. I'll check out the hub.

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