The internet seems to be home to all of the ‘too good to be true’ promises, especially when it comes to earning money. SevenDollarPTC is one of these and right from the start the site focuses on hype.
The whole concept here is earning $7 per advertisements that you click. Not ‘up to’ $7, not $7.01, but exactly $7. The site also offers payment within 24 hours.
Personally, I smell scam immediately. Getting paid to click ads is never particularly profitable and most of the time you will earn a few cents here and a few cents there, nothing decent. In fact, $7 for a click doesn’t even make that much sense, because traffic isn’t in that high of a demand.
Here’s another indication. At the time of writing, the site claims to have paid out more than $1.6 million to around 192,000 members.
That calculates out to around $8.70 per member. That’s a really low average for a site that claims to be paying you $7 for every single ad that you click.
So, What’s Really Going On?
With SevenDollarPTC you do actually get $7 credited to your account for most of the offers you complete, which is a little bit surprising. I did some of the clicks to try it out and earned $21 into my account pretty quickly.
However, there is a big difference between having credit with a company and actually earning money. In particular, you have to actually be able to get that money out for it to even matter.
This is the catch with SevenDollarPTC. To cash out, you need to have $7,000 in your account. At $7 a click, that is 1,000 different ads.
That’s a really high threshold and there is no legitimate reason for the site to put the threshold this high. Not only do you have to reach $7,000 in credit with the company, but you also have to wait 60 business days to get payout.
This means that you spend a long time earning the money and a long time waiting to actually get it. You also have absolutely no guarantees that the company will actually pay out.
One indication of this is the anti-cheat policy in place. The policy allows the company to forfeit the earnings for any reason that it considers to be cheating, even if you didn’t actually cheat. This looks like a clever way to reduce how many people the company actually has to pay out.
Many people have found that this is the case and that the site never actually pays out.
Honestly, it is far too much risk to take. You end up spending a lot of time working towards a goal with no guarantee that the site will ever match their promises.
The site also is limited in how many ads it even offers you to click. Once you have done a certain number you have to wait for more to turn up on the site, and the site gives no indication of how long this will take.
You can buy a premium membership with the company to get access to more, but this costs from $85 per year or $285 for a lifetime membership. You would probably never get that money back.
Uplines and Downlines
An interesting thing about this company is that it also has a referral program in place. It appears that members earn money by referring others to the site and getting them to purchase memberships.
It’s hard to know exactly how the program works, because the website doesn’t really explain anything, leaving it for users to figure out on their own.
In general though, it looks like you have a referral link for the site and earn money based on the number of people who sign up through it. Overall, that would be pretty hard to actually do, especially as the site offers no training at all for how you are supposed to do it.
This is one program to steer far clear of!
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