A few months ago I wrote an in-depth post on how Incentivized freebie sites worked, but I didn’t provide essential details on how you actually use them to make money. If you are not familiar with freebie sites I recommend that you read my prior post. This post will focus on proven methods that can be used to market and promote your referral links using offline and online methods. I will also provide information on freebie forums where you will find targeted customers that are interested in making money using Incentivized freebie websites.
How Incentivized Freebie Sites Work
Many very successful companies use freebie websites to market their products. Since marketing online is a lot more cost effective than marketing on television, freebie sites have become extremely popular. I won’t go into much detail here because I cover this in my prior post, but just understand that freebie sites are nothing more than a marketing tool that you can use to earn money. To join a majority of freebie websites you must have a sponsor. Incentivized sites are all referral based so if you join without a sponsor and complete a referral you will have wasted your time.
How Incentivized Websites Make Money
Incentivized websites employ a direct marketing business model where they a platform for companies, large and small to market their products. Many of these products or services are deeply discounted or trial based. Companies pay commissions to an Incentivized website whenever a new customer signs up to sample a product or service. This process is referred to as “Incentivized” because a consumer can sign up for this same product or service on the companies website and not receive anything. Using an Incentivized website the consumer is eligible to receive cash or merchandise for performing the same action.
How Do You Make Money
To generate leads for their merchants Incentivized sites share a portion of the commissions they receive with their members. To become a member you must join an Incentivized website using a sponsor and complete a referral. Once you have completed a referral you will receive your own referral link that you can use to make money. I started making money using freebie sites around August of 2011. The screenshot below is the results of my first few months.
As you can see from the results you can definitely make money, but how much is really based on how efficient you are in your marketing efforts. Most people are skeptical of what they don’t know or understand so providing clear information on how the opportunity works and proof that it really does pay to people can go a long way in convincing them that this is a legitimate way to make money.
What I Did To Succeed
Once I realized that I could make some easy money using Incentivized freebie websites my goal was to capitalize on this opportunity. Initially I started by sharing my experience with friends and family and for those that were interested I provided step by step instructions on what they needed to do after signing up under my referral link. I had joined the following freebie sites that each had different requirements to complete a referral and different pay:
Quick – Requires you to complete .50 offer credits and pays $20.
BigCash – Requires you to complete 1.00 offer credits and pays $60.
OurLoot2Boot – Requires you to complete 1 offer and pays $20.
I always recommended that the “Quick” or the “OurLoot2Boot” sites be completed first because of the smaller requirements. I also suggested that they choose trials or services they were interested in that were free of charge. If they weren’t happy with the service they could cancel in a few days and not be charged anything, but they would also still have the referral links for completing the site.
Sometimes I would offer small cash incentives for completing a referral where I’d share a small portion of the commission I received and other times I just offered information on how to successfully market.
How To Market Your Referral Link
1. Use a trading forum. Two of the most popular trading forums are listed below.
Anything4Free - Launched over three years ago and has grown into one of the largest site reporting on incentive freebies. The site is free to join, but to actually advertise your referral links you have to complete 4 referrals for existing members or pay a membership fee. Once you are a member you can create a post where you advertise your referral links. The major issue with this site is you will deal with a lot of competition so you have to create a unique post that stands out and offer better incentives than other members.
NetIncomeSolutions – This site is similar to Anything4Free, but it’s a bit more structured. When you join they assign you a mentor and you work with that mentor to learn the ropes. You will also have to complete some referrals before you are allowed to mentor new members. The issue of competing with others is still a problem, but some members make thousands of dollars per month.
2. Use offline marketing – Create fliers and business cards and place them around college campuses, the unemployment office and on cars in shopping center parking lots. To be successful you have to be willing to discuss the opportunity with interested people so leave a phone number or email address so you can elaborate on how the process works.
3. Use online marketing – Advertise on social media sites like Facebook & Twitter. Create posts on classified sites explaining the opportunity, but don’t leave your referral link. That would be considered spamming. Create a post that provides some information and individuals who are interested in learning more will contact you.
4. Create your own website – Once I realized the amount of competition on the trading forums I decided to create my own freebie website. Since “Incentivized freebie websites” is a low competition keyword it was fairly easy for the site to rank well for searches on Incentivized websites. As an incentive, I offer a small portion of the commission once a referral has been completed and verified to be valid.
Incentivized Freebie Websites I Use
ZipnadaZilch – In my opinion they are the best freebie website around. They have a number of sites to choose from and they regularly offer bonuses where the site pay outs are increased by $10 to $60 depending on the site you choose. They have paid out millions of dollars in cash and merchandise and they have a solid reputation of doing good business.
Gaming – This is the first site I completed a referral on. I don’t typically recommend the site because I focused solely on ZipNadaZilch, but it is a quality site that does pay on time.
I want to be clear, Incentivized website are not for everyone. The people that succeed are willing to put in the work and marketing is not easy. I look at them more as a component that I use to make money along with many other things. They are not a job, although you will see people advertise them as such. They have strict requirements that must be followed if you want to be a member so it’s important to read the terms of service if you decide this is something you want to try.