I was recently referred to a site by a friend of mine who has a relatively large instagram following. The site in question claims to be a "network for influencers" but when navigating through it, the main focus seems to be on paying people to take surveys.
The influencer part comes into play because for every person to click your referral link, you earn $5. Every sign up is an additional $10.
I'm not sure where or how they are making their money, but the site is legit. My friend plugged his link in a couple posts and has been paid out a little over $1,000.
I wondered, what would happen if I just ran paid traffic to my referral link? As long as my CPC was less than $5 I'd be making money for almost zero work or effort.
Rather than setting up a google, FB, or Bing ad I decided to search around for other traffic sources. I came across a ton of companies that claim they can get me 10k page views for as little as $15, and that all their traffic is legit and no bots are in use.
I took a look at the websites Terms and fraud policy and it doesnt say anything about running paid traffic being against the rules, only that fake, non-human traffic is.
Are these traffic sites that boast 10k clicks for 10, 15, 20 dollars legit? Are they real people? How do they get the traffic that cheap? Is it just extremely low quality? And can you guys recommend any good websites for this kind of traffic? If I'm being paid per click and dont need any actual referrals, I dont need a high amount, or really any conversions to turn a profit, as long as the traffic is 100% real people I'm not breaking their terms.
I dunno, I've always believed if something sounds too good to be true then it probably is.