Pay Per Lead: A Relatively Unknown Way to Make Money Online

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I belong to several work at home business forums which I participate in several days per week. This helps promote my websites (through my signatures), but also helps me learn more ways to make money online. There is so much you can learn from others who are already making it that you would be foolish to only use forums to promote your own sites. Anyway, I happen to come across a new, legitimate way to make some extra money online. Its called Pay Per Lead and this article will explain how it works.

First, you have to understand what Pay Per Lead is. It works much like an affiliate program except most of the time prospects don’t have to purchase anything for you to get a commission check. You find a company that is willing to pay you to bring them leads. These leads can be as simple as an email address or as complicated as filling out several pages of personal information. Then when someone fills out that information you get paid.

Second, you can get paid anywhere from $.50 per lead to $50 per lead depending on the company. You should do your homework and make sure the company is reputable and has a history of paying on time. You want to make sure they have a good tracking system in place so you don’t miss out on any commissions. You can find a reputable company by joining clixgalore and searching for pay per lead companies. You’ll get all the details on how much you make per lead and what information you are required to capture in order to get paid.

Third, once you find a company you are happy with you need to advertise to get some leads. Ask yourself who would be interested in the company you chose. For example if you chose Student Loan Applications you will want to find some forums for teens and parents who are preparing for college. Put your link in the signature and start posting away. You can also create a blog on that niche featuring this very company. There are plenty of places you can get free reprint articles to add some good content to your site. Just remember to add the author’s resource box if you didn’t write the article yourself.

Pay Per Lead programs are very profitable. Mostly because you don’t have to make a sale just get someone interested enough to leave their information. Even if you choose a company that only pays $1.00 per lead (which is perhaps the most common) and you only get 10 leads per day, that equals an extra $300 per month. Repeat the process with a total of 10 companies and you can easily make $3000 per month. I have often heard it said that the key to online success is with multiple income streams. So try out one company and when you get the hang of it, start adding more.