It could be argued that there so such thing in truth in advertising. With the internet, this is almost always true. I decided to monetize this blog right from the getgo. I mean, the whole purpose of this blog is to make money. I figured i’d start by joining all of these programs that offered free money just for signing up. Too good to be true, but i still signed up. It’s not a complete scam, but i honestly believe that most people will never get paid just for signing up.
Widgetbucks promises you $25 just for signing up. Auctionads also promises $25 for signing up. A lot of these types of ad programs offer similar too good to be true deals. Why? Cause they made it so it’s very very difficult for you to get paid. Usually, you’ll have to earn a minimum dollar amount to get a payment. You might think it’s easy but it’s extremely hard to reach the payout point. I’m no statistician, so i don’t have hard data to back this argument up. But i’ve been following a lot of small and medium blogs and there seems to be a consensus. None of the blogs i’ve read have receive a payment from these types of programs. I like to test things out for myself before i make a judgment so i waited. It’s been over 50 days and i am no where near the payout mark. I’ve received payment from affiliate sites. I got cash via paypal from payperpost, sponsoredreviews, and smorty. Nothing from widgetbucks and auctionads. Of course i haven’t been promoting them that much but still.
Making money with your blog requires you to keep looking for new ways to make money. You have to try things out and once you determine that a program doesn’t work, you have to move on to the next. I think sites that offer such fast money should be avoided. It’s probably better to look for programs that don’t offer free money. Most signup bonuses are bogus. You will discover that you’ll never get paid just for signing up.