A Good or Bad Idea?
PTC - Many of us have been there and done that as far as using PTC sites, but are they really good for the industry?
This IS NOT a slam against PTC sites and/or their owners. As with everything else, a person must make up their own mind if they want to be a part of a particular service or use a particular product.
The reason I raise the question is because of the prevalence of "penny clickers" in our industry. Some people choose to focus on doing things that give them a few cents here and there instead of focusing on building a true income with their online endeavors by using a viable strategy. If that is your "thing," then that is OK, but it is important for us to think about WHY we are doing what we are doing online.
It is important for us to think about our reasons for participating in any form of Internet Marketing. Is it our intention to earn an income, or are we simply doing it for fun - as a kind of hobby or way of networking with people? If we are doing it to earn money, then we need to take it seriously and consider what we are doing as a part or full-time business. If we call ourselves being in business, then we need to consider how we spend our time online and what we choose to do with that time.
Far too many people seem to concentrate on the "pennies" instead of the "dollars." Sure, one can earn money by belonging to a bunch of things that we earn a bit of change with by doing certain things like clicking on ads and such but is that a good use of our time if it is our intention to earn an online income?
Many new people coming into Internet Marketing industry seem to think that all they have to do is join something, click or promote some things and the cash will start rolling in! It is good for those of us who have been at this for a while to ask ourselves if we are contributing to this myth. There is enough "get rich quick" crap online today. We don't need to be part of the problem!
Which brings me back to PTC. On the surface, one might think of PTC sites as a great advertising vehicle - people look at our ads and even get paid a few cents to do so. But the question is WHY are people looking at our ads? Are they looking at them because they are searching for something of use or value to them, or are they looking at them to get a few pennies? I would venture to say that people who belong to PTC sites are looking for an easy way to make some money. There is nothing really wrong with that in it'self, but is there a danger there? Do we run the risk of spending so much of our valuable time chasing small change instead of investing our time with a business strategy that will eventually lead to a steady income?
If you are someone who earns a good deal of money with PTC and things like that then more power to you! I am not trying to rain on your parade or anything. Actually, the people who DO earn a good amount of money doing things like that have a "method in their madness" - a strategy. But then there are the folks who think they can make tons of money in a short period of time by doing things like that, and the folks who prey on them! You see, Paid to Click, Paid to Join and other things like that opens the industry up to fraud. Folks with very good intentions are unwittingly contributing to the pockets of the "snake oil salesmen" that creep in there with the honest marketers.
Program owners need to seriously consider what they do, why they are doing it, and how it affects their reputation - their BRAND. If program owners would be more strict about who they allow advertising on their sites, then maybe the Internet Marketing industry could actually clean up its act. So my question remains: Is PTC a good idea or a bad one? I would really like to know what folks in the industry think about this topic.
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As I said above, I would really like to know what you think about this topic.
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Till next time!
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John L. Brewer
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