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My fucking money

  • Method 1 - showing banners
  • Method 2 - view banners
  • Method 3 - reading mail
  • Any differences
  • Sponsors are people too
  • Personal experience
  • Reality of payment


  • LIST THOSE WHO PAY REALLY! (new window)



  • Unfortunately, the article will focus not on love and health, but the topic is no less important - how to gain daily bread using information technology. In this article, I tried to streamline information on how to make money while having access to the Internet.

    First, I will immediately hasten to dispel the myth that money can be received on the Web without doing anything - “there is no free cheese even in a mousetrap”. To at least earn something using the Network, you have to work hard. And in order to earn something worthy of respect, work hard seriously. And although this work is not associated with a huge waste of calories, at least it can be fraught with spoiled mood or (worse, worse) eyesight.

    There are several different ways to make money on the Web, each of which is somehow connected with advertising - either the distribution of it or its consumption. For all these methods, unlimited access to the Web is desirable, although if you really want to ...

    I decided to classify these methods approximately as follows.

    Method one - showing banners

    This is the oldest and classic way of making money on the web for everyone. Of course, only for those who have their own web page or are not too lazy to create it. The scheme of action in this case is simple: you place banner advertisers on your own page. But the fact is that advertisers pay “normal” money not for the show itself, but for the “clicks” on their banners and visits to their sites. Hence, this method has two significant drawbacks: firstly, you need to make your page as accessible as possible, and secondly, you must force or (as is often done) just ask visitors to “click” on banners. And they usually ask for a fairly frank phrase, something like "if you liked this site," click ", please, on the banner of my sponsor, this will not take you away from my site."

    From everyday work of banner exchange networks, it is known that the average response to a banner, or CTR, is about 2 “clicks” per 100 impressions, that is, approximately 2%. But this shows our banners to our people. I don’t have exact statistics, but I think that displaying banners of foreign companies in an incomprehensible (or not understandable for all) language in our part of the Network is less effective, and therefore the number of visits to your page will be more important for you than quality. The more a person comes to you, the more likely it is that at least someone will succumb to persuasion and "click" on the banner.

    Showing banners for money, it is also necessary to take into account that some sponsors pay for what a person, having entered the site, has advanced on several pages or has clicked something, filled it. But it does not depend on you. All you can do is send a person to the sponsor's site, and then his actions are unpredictable. Fortunately, not all sponsors are so picky - there are a large number of companies paying exactly for visiting their websites.

    There are also sponsors who pay only for displaying banners - about $ 2 per 1000 impressions. Calculate how many visits you should have in order to earn at least $ 20. per month.

    It is well known that begging for invention is cunning, so our people have invented many ways to cheat sponsors, both purely technical (such as loading a sponsor’s page into a frame of zero size) and organizational ones, when a group of webmasters doing this kind of income unites into a certain club, whose members undertake to go to the pages of their colleagues and "click" on banners. Nothing also prevents the Web-master from entering his page through various free proxy servers, which are plenty on the Web. Unfortunately, this ultimately led only to the fact that many sponsors do not want to show their banners on Russian-language sites.

    The described method is the most time-consuming, because in order to earn an amount worthy of respect, you will have to make tremendous efforts. Pricing for banner impressions depends on the sponsors and varies widely enough: from 2 to 50 cents per click, while we must take into account that the more sponsors offer the click, the stricter are the requirements for content, design and site attendance.

    However, according to the assurances of people earning money in this way, with a certain luck and perseverance in six months, you can reach the level of earnings of about 1000.e. per month. Naturally, while taxes in our country are not charged for this.

    Method two - view banners

    If you do not want to show banners to visitors to your page, you can ... look at other people's banners, while earning money. To do this, all you have to do is to “download” a small program that will show you banners from various sites, and you will receive money for viewing them. At least, this is what is written on most of the pages devoted to this topic.

    The program for viewing banners is a rectangular area 60-80 pixels wide, located at the top or bottom of the screen (where you want), in which banners are constantly displayed. Some sponsors require that the browser be active and that the addresses are periodically changed in it, others simply move the mouse cursor.

    In principle, nothing prevents you from registering with several sponsors at once, but using these “advertising browsers” at a monitor resolution of less than 1024,768 is very tiring. Usually one browser is designed to display simultaneously two banners measuring 468 by 60 in size, located side by side horizontally, therefore the working field with a low resolution of the monitor is greatly reduced. What can we say about these two browsers on the screen? ..

    The fee for this type of advertising absorption is quite high, at least in comparison with other types of earnings. The level of payment ranges from $ 0.4 to $ 0.6 per hour. At the same time, I would like to note that most sponsors lead an “account” not in dollars, but in points, or in points, which each sponsor charges in his own way.

    With this method of earning the so-called "referral" programs are widely practiced. Having registered with the sponsor, a certain person starts attracting other people to the same type of earnings, and at the same time points to his “account” come from everyone who has registered through him. Such programs can have several levels of nesting, and with intensive agitation of relatives, friends and acquaintances, they significantly increase your "account".

    Returning to the topic of tricky goli fiction ... There is a program created by our craftsmen, imitating the active network surfing of the client and allowing to “inflate” advertisers in the most "honest" way. The program randomly changes the addresses in the browser, selecting them from a previously created database, moves the mouse cursor around the screen, "clicks" on banners, periodically pauses surfing, etc. That is, the surfer's actions are simulated with the maximum proximity to reality. The program is used in cases where the surfer has unlimited access to the Internet (it just starts at night). However, judging by the responses to this program, the latest versions of the "advertising browsers" of some sponsors determine the presence of such a program on the computer and refuse to start. Well, in this case, you can always download the browser of another sponsor. :) .

    Method three - reading mail

    The way in which you are paid money for each read letter that came to your email inbox.

    The obvious advantage of this method is the ability to quietly and calmly deal with the entire mail immediately, for example after a working day. In addition, at least a dozen sponsors can register - there will simply be more letters. And the process of reading letters can be made more interesting and even useful for you, since many companies ask you to indicate your area of ​​interest and will stick to your chosen subject in their advertising letters. When registering with several users, it is more expedient to make yourself a separate mailbox so that the reading process is as simple as possible. Some sponsors ask after reading the letter "click" on the links in it - and knowledgeable people recommend it, because then they start sending more letters.

    The range of prices is quite wide: from $ 0.02 to 2.5, and the cost of letters is inversely related to their number.

    Recently, some sponsors involved in displaying banners have also joined companies that send letters to the mailboxes of their clients.

    Any differences

    In addition to the above methods are all sorts of campaigns conducted by sponsors and allowing the consumer of their advertising to earn up to several thousand points at once. For example, you can register with another sponsor (or rather, with a client of your sponsor) and, perhaps, win 1000 points for this. In general, in my opinion, these small actions, if they are devoid of advertising plagues, are aimed at maintaining the fading activity of users, no more.

    There are sponsors who pay only for the fact that you make their home page in your browser, follow the links they offer, but there are few.

    In addition, you can always play online games with a cash prize. Some even know a way how, having put a minimum of efforts, to receive by mail a check for $ 50: there is an Internet company practicing online games. For the "seed" and the involvement of the surfer in the game, they provide new players with no credit or even benefits, and simply $ 50 in their account. So, who was not lazy, he just registered in good faith and then used the "withdraw money from the account" button. The check goes to the trip by mail three days after the withdrawal of money.

    Sponsors are people too

    Do not forget that all companies in this world are created by ordinary people. Therefore, there are so-called “blacklists” on the Web, maintained by enthusiasts for “networked” earnings, to which sponsors are not paid to their customers.

    If you believe Western studies conducted on its statistically pure material, not spoiled by the nightly “account” and dial-up lines, network advertising turned out to be very promising - the audience is just gigantic, minimal costs plus the ability to carry out targeted promotions. Therefore, the number of companies wishing to engage in displaying banners to end users and sending advertising letters is constantly growing (by the way, the first Russian company engaged in displaying banners for money has recently appeared). Accordingly, the number of companies wishing to “inflate” users also grows. Moreover, using the Internet, this is much easier to do than in any other way. So the blacklists are not empty.

    Personal experience

    What struck me almost immediately was the fact that banners offered for viewing do not always lead to sites that you begin to regret when visiting two seconds after they are downloaded. For example, I really liked the site, which tells about the life of the police of a large metropolis, with audio recordings of their radio conversations at work, with a video illustrating their work to pacify crowds of hooligans, etc. I didn’t even quite understand how much profit this site could bring, even though it has a com domain and spends money so that people see its banners. In addition, Altavista search engine banners are often shown. Are they still forced to spend money on advertising? Of course, there are banners (and most of them) absolutely neutral and boring sites - for the sale of detergents or software, for example.

    But after visiting several interesting resources, I stopped counting the time spent on the registration with the advertiser as wasted, and this alone made me register with another advertiser.

    And almost immediately, the torment began with two “advertising” browsers “eating away” a significant part of the monitor's working space, which simply could not have a positive effect on my enthusiasm ...

    From time to time visiting the sites of my advertisers and looking out of my assets for pure curiosity, I noticed that they, though slowly, but grow, gradually turning into unattractive (for now!) Numbers with the $ sign in front of them. So in a year, considering my activity in viewing advertisements, you look and earn a hundred or two for beer.

    Reality of payment

    I have to say right away that I could not bear to “stare” all day long for an endless series of successive banners and canceled the automatic launch of my “advertising” browsers on the third day. I run them only occasionally, in a good mood. Therefore, today, relying on my personal experience, I cannot say for sure whether my sponsors will pay anything at all. However, having traveled through the pages of people calling for making money on the Web in one of the above ways, I found a lot of assurances that money, or more precisely checks, came in the mail regularly and all depends on your network activity. On some pages there are even "scanned" images of checks received by mail - they look quite impressive. And besides, if such actions were a frank deception, then at least someone would report this by creating a corresponding Web page, but I haven’t yet seen such a web page - the Network is simply filled with information that this is real money.

    If you inadvertently or for whatever reason “ran into” a sponsor who does not make payments in the countries of the former Soviet Union, and the amount he has accumulated in your account is large enough, you can proceed as follows (again, these are recommendations of people who ate the dog in this matter). By notifying the sponsor by mail that you have changed your place of residence, re-register your mailing address in the US and ask the sponsor not to send checks to you, but to open an account for you at any foreign bank and transfer money to it. Well, then what to do with your account, invent yourself.

    PS I did not cite the article links to advertisers' websites or to the pages of our compatriots who earn by one of the above methods, just to avoid accusations of subjectivity. If you wish, you can always make a request to any search engine, and it will give more than a dozen links of similar subjects.