Big businesses/ Fortune 500 companies like CreditReport.com, Blockbuster, Netflix, Columbia House, etc.....will pay you or someone else for the potential customers that you can bring their way. A potential customer is someone who will at least TRY before they BUY a product or service from their company.
Why in the world would they do this?
Well, all of these companies have budgets for advertising and promotions? Let's say that Blockbuster wanted to spend $40 million on advertising to promote their dvd-by-mail service, especially now, with the backlash against Netflix. They could run ads on tv and cable, but let's face it, with DVR (Tivo) and other video-advancing technology, most potential customers skip through advertising and concentrate on their favorite shows.
The times of having to watch commercials are over!
They could also use mediums, such as radio, newspaper, Google, Yahoo, Facebook or the BIG ENCHILADA: the humongous, ever costly million dollar baby Super Bowl ad. The problem is Blockbuster ends up having to spend a ton of money up front and there is no guarantee that any of those advertising dollars will produce even one single paying new or even potential customer!
So what if instead big companies like Blockbuster paid $20, $30 or more when someone JOINED (meaning someone took them up on a TRY BEFORE YOU BUY OFFER)?
Well guess, what?
They do! All the time!
Think I'm hyping you up, pulling your leg: check out what Netflix says Referrals Bring You Big Bucks
Free trial offers are everywhere and present an opportunity for both the beginner or the expert internet marketer. You can begin to benefit by advertising, promoting and getting the word out about these companies that will pay you to help in these efforts!
One thing to remember is that the free offer that is available when you decide to work online and through an IFW or Incentivized Freebie Website, is the exact same free trial offer the company will offer you direct but will not pay you for if you go directly to the site (yourself) and join.
These are not some type of specialized offers set up to confuse or trick you. If you have ever read the fine print on any free trial offers, you will know that they require some information from you to put on file before you can start any arrangement.
For example, Netflix states for their one month free trial membership in fine print
(and here it is as plain as day):
"Your Netflix membership, including a 1 month free trial, will begin when you click on "Start Membership" during the registration process. Simply cancel anytime during your 1 month free membership, and you will not be charged."
Let's repeat: You will not be charged (meaning that you will need to put some type of credit or debit card on file, usually with at least $1 on it, in order to activate your free trial offer).
Your job as an online marketer/advertiser is to understand these terms and if this is not an offer that you do not want to keep, make sure to note, set an alarm or an alert and get rid of it (after about 80% of the time has been used).
This process is simple and can be done over and over again to make money.
Want to try out some sites with free trial offers and get started making money and promoting:
Make $20 per referral: Sign up, complete the offer and start promoting/advertising:
Make $20 per referral again. Add this site with the top one and make $40 per referral:
Make $30 per referral. (You could add this one to the 2 previous ones or one of the above and make anywhere from $30, $50- $70 a referral):
Make $40 per referral (I think you can see the potential here):
Some caveats about these offers.
Obviously the more money you make from a particular site, the more offers you will have to complete.
- Both $20/referral sites only REQUIRE ONE OFFER.
- The $30/referral site requires at least 2 offers.
- The $40/referral site can be done in at least 3-4 offers.
- You CAN NOT COMPLETE the SAME OFFER ON MULTIPLE SITES. Different trial offers are required.
- ONLY 1 IP ADDRESS PER HOUSEHOLD.
- ONLY 1 PERSON PER HOUSEHOLD. No multiple accounts.
Next, you will need to learn marketing and promotion which I have a free site that you can use some of the free training material right away after you complete your first offer so that you can get started learning and making money right away!