This article is meant to help you better understand why some Paid to Click (PTC) websites quit paying their members after a certain period of time. In this article, I explain every reason a PTC website I have been a member at has quit paying and other reasons that I believe (but not 100% sure) some PTC websites have quit paying.
This article is split into 4 different sections that describe why a Paid to Click Website may fail.
– Bad Business Tactics
– Legal Issues
– Business Problems
– Personal Problems
Let’s get right to it…
Bad Business Tactics
1) The Owner’s intention is to Scam
Depending on how long you have been clicking at PTC websites, you will already know this one. Almost anyone can create a PTC website with enough money and research, and that gives an opportunity for some people to start a PTC website and close it at any time. Once they make their money back and then some, they simply quit paying their members and move on to their next victims.
2) Self-Sponsored Advertisements
A self-sponsored advertisement (SSA) is an advertisement paid for by the owner of the website. They are shown on a daily basis and the price will vary for each PTC website. Technically, SSA will not make the PTC website fail. Everyone who clicks the SSA will not reach the minimum cash-out limit. That is what I assume the owner hopes for. SSA are basically mandatory for all PTC websites. If a PTC website has no advertisements for you to click, why waste time there? If the minimum cash-out limit was $0.50 and the owner has 4 daily SSA worth $.01 each, it would only take you 13 days to reach the cash-out limit. The business (PTC website) will fail very quickly and lose money. Depending on what the PTC website’s SSA are, will change everything. If you look at what ClixSense and Neobux SSA are promoting, EmpireMoney, they have the chance to earn very high commissions if you sign up and deposit money there through their affiliate links. Which brings me to the next reason why a PTC website may fail…
3) Promoting other Paid to Click websites
If a new PTC website is promoting other PTC websites through their Self-Sponsored advertisements, they will probably lose money. Members who join the new PTC website are most of the time a member of the old PTC websites they may be promoting. If all their members are already signed up to what they are promoting, they are wasting their money.
4) One person running the PTC website
I can run my websites by myself, but my websites are not PTC websites. From my experience, it takes a TEAM to run a PTC website successfully. One person can not handle the support, manage the forum, send payments out (multiple processors), fix any issues that members have by themselves. I am sure there are more tasks, but you get the point. It takes a TEAM.
5) Bad Money Management
Some people just do not know how to properly handle money when they receive it. Especially, if they have never had as much as money as they can possibly earn when being a PTC website owner. When a new PTC website, people will deposit if they feel they can trust it. Owners need to properly handle this money and keep from spending it on anything that is not a business expense. If the owner offers Rented Referrals, the PTC website may eventually have to pay the members when the RR earn enough money. Even when someone purchases an advertisement, the advertiser is paying a member a certain amount of money. The PTC website is only the “middle-man.” The owner needs to understand and make that a priority.
6) Not implementing OfferWalls
I call them offer walls, but they may have a different name. Offer Wall websites allow PTC website owners to implement their service, with their offers, for the PTC website members to complete and earn money from. That means the PTC website owner is adding another way for members to earn. The PTC website owner will be the middle-middle-man.
It works like this:
The offer wall website has plenty of offers for people to complete and earn money for doing so. Advertisers are paying the offer wall. The offerwall is a middle man by itself. The offer wall allows PTC website owners to become a middle man and earn a percentage of every offer that a member of the PTC website completes. If a PTC website does not have this implemented, they are missing out on extra money.
7) Price to advertise is wrong
I have seen this way too many times. For some reason, new PTC websites seem to think that their advertising is SO SPECIAL compared to all other PTC
websites. That is NOT true.I personally believe that $1.00 for 1,000 views (roughly 3-10 seconds) is fair. Some new PTC websites will have it at about $3.00 for 1,000 views for the same time. That is what I consider a rip-off.
This is something that no one wants to deal with. A lawsuit from anyone. I have personally only heard of one website facing a lawsuit. Other websites could have faced a lawsuit, but chose to kept it private.
2) Copyright Infringement
I have personally never heard of a website facing a copyright infringement lawsuit, but I have seen a few websites that possibly could have. If anyone uses another company’s name or logo, they face that risk. I have seen some websites using Facebook’s logo and YouTube’s logo. That is copyright infringement and you should never join a website that does that.
3) Not paying taxes
Simply put, if the website owner does not pay their taxes, it will come back to haunt them.
4) Not being an actual business
Most countries require anyone who accepts payments to be registered as an actual business. Some PTC websites are and are not registered. I am not an expert at this, but some will show that they are registered as an actual business. That does not make them immune from not paying their members in the future.
1) Lost Trust From Members
It only takes one mistake to lose trust from members. Let’s say, someone did research and found out that a PTC website owner has previously owned other PTC websites that have failed. I wouldn’t trust that owner, and neither should you. Owners must gain trust from their members and advertisers, or they are destined to fail.
2) Lost Hope and Motivation
After a certain period of time doing the same thing over and over again, it WILL get boring. Some people just lose hope over time and decide to quit.
It is probably stressful as a PTC website owner (don’t know for sure). Especially, if they are not making enough money. That would make me lose hope and motivation.
3) Healthy and Family Issues
No one is perfect. Sometimes people have health and family issues that requires them to give up working. Even if working is running a PTC website. I wouldn’t get frustrated over this issue, because things happen that we can not control.
1) Payment Processor Limitation
A payment processor limitation is probably (not 100% sure) the number 1 reason a new PTC website quits paying their members. A lot of new PTC websites will have PayPal as a payment processor. Before they launch they will most likely not have many transactions in the account. After they launch, they can have thousands of transactions in a matter of days or weeks. That may catch the eye of the payment processor if they have not alerted them. They may limit the account and check for suspicious activity. It they permanently limit the account, 9 times out of 10, that PTC website will quit paying.
2) Not Enough Members
A Paid to Click website needs to have plenty of members and advertisers to be sustainable, and profitable. Members are the ones who are earning from clicking the advertisements and completing other tasks. Members will also purchase Rented Referrals as well, which can be more revenue. Without members, no one will want to advertise on that PTC website.
3) Not Enough Advertisers
Advertisers are members, but they are the ones who are displaying their websites to all the other members. The advertiser is paying the members to view their offer and the PTC website is the middle-man making it possible. The PTC website will usually keep a small percentage to ensure stability.
4) Hosting is Too Expensive
I honestly do not know how much it costs to host a PTC website, but it can not be cheap. Especially, if 100,000+ members visit daily and spend a certain amount of time on their website daily. If the PTC website is not making enough profit to cover the hosting expenses, it will not last.
5) Look of the PTC website
How many “ugly” PTC websites are you a member of? You know the ones I am referring to. Some PTC website designs look like a 2 year old could have designed them. If they did not spend enough time or money on the look of their website, do you think they will last that long? They are most likely interested in quick money.
6) Loss of Revenue
I personally do not know how PTC websites manage their money, but for an example, let’s say they decided to “invest” their money in a revenue sharing
website. That is probably not what any PTC website owner does, but who knows? What happens when that revenue sharing website quits paying? The PTC website owner loses money. This is only one example, there are a lot of other ways a website can experience revenue loss.
7) Loss of data
I have only seen this happen one time, and that is why it is included in this article. The PTC website went haywire and the data was temporary erased.
Luckily that particular website owner was able to fix the issue, but not all will be able to.
8) Website Hacked
Yes, there are people (idiots) that try and sometimes succeed to hack into websites. If this happens to any PTC website, it will not be a good thing. Hackers can steal information and a do a lot of damage. If a hacker were to cause a lot of damage to the PTC website and the data, I do not know how they can overcome that obstacle.
9) Bank Issues
This is something a website owner will most likely never tell their members about, but they may. People sometimes have bank issues that can prevent them from being paid, and paying their members.
10) Website Host Cancels
For whatever reason it may be, the hosting company a PTC website is using may cancel them from using their service. If that happens, the PTC website will not load. The owner will need to find a new hosting service, or the website will not be back.
This article was meant to help you better understand why Paid to Click websites quit paying their members after a certain period of time. You may find there are other reasons why a PTC website fails. Let me know and I’ll add it to this list.
If you have any questions or if you need help with anything, leave a comment down below and I will get back to you very soon.