I did not see this posted here so I figured I would share it.
I found these tips on member's (adam7one) website/blog so I can't take credit for them but they are worth a read for sure.. All credit goes to CashCrate member adam7one for these tips.
I did delete a few of his embedded links and a couple of the legally questionable tips in order to make it more forum friendly.
1. Post on GPT forums.
This is a great idea, get involved in forums that are about the get paid industry and put your referral link in your signature. Don’t make the mistake of spamming the forum otherwise you will find your post deleted and most likely your account at the forum banned. What you want to do is become a part of the forum community and as more and more people read what you have to say, you will find people will start to click your referral link out of curiosity, this will lead to sign ups.
2. Tell friends and family.
Such an easy thing to do but the most often this over looked all too often, a lot of people that don’t understand how it is possible to make money online maybe skeptical at first, but start showing them your checks and they will soon change their tune and want to give it a go for themselves.
3. Letter box drop your neighborhoods.
Making up flyers and doing a letterbox drop can be an effective way of getting referrals, just keep in mind the more flyers you get into letter boxes the more referrals you are likely to get. This can be time consuming though and will cost you a little bit of money up front to get the flyers made up.
4. Walk through parking lots putting flyers on cars.
This is something that I haven’t tried myself yet but have thought about doing many times. It is a quick way to get your flyer to many people, the problem is if those flyers get read or not, so if you are going to try this make sure your flyers stand out.
5. Write a blog.
If you want to get serious about gaining referrals to any program then this is a must do, make a simple blog about your get paid to program, the trick is then to get traffic to your blog. I will make a separate post about and go into more detail on how to drive traffic to your site.
6. Find chat rooms and groups that have the sole purpose of “Easy Money Making”
This is something I haven’t tried myself but it is worth giving it a go, it isn’t all that time consuming and can be fun and you most likely pick up a few tips and tricks from the chat room as well.
7. Write a classified ad.
This is something I have seriously considered many times, advertising in your local newspaper could have some very good results, your ad will be read by thousands of people and if only 100 people of those thousands bother to check out the site you are advertising and if out of those only half sign up, then that is potentially 50 referrals you could get just for running the one ad. The more I think about this, the more I think that I will give it a go.
8. Talk to students at high schools and colleges.
Absolutely go for it, if you a teen in high school then you know exactly how much your school friends need money, if you can show them an easy and legitimate way to make money online then surely they are going to be interested and if you can follow up and show them your checks then I think you will find they would be more than willing to sign up on the spot and give it a go.
9. Put a flyer up at work.
A simple flyer in your work’s staff room can be very effective, everyone there is working to make money if they can be introduced to an easy way to make a bit more than most of them are going to be interested.
10. Advertise while you drive with flags, bumper stickers, etc.
This does take a little bit of money to be spent up front, but I find that the results are worth it and many times in supermarket car parks I have people asking me about the sites I am advertising on my car.
11. Post your link at the end of your YouTube videos.
It only takes one of your video’s to become popular and go viral and you could have your referral link viewed by thousands upon thousands of people worldwide, really worth doing this on any video you make and upload to YouTube or similar sites.
12. Give flyers for local businesses to hand out.
Print out flyers and ask local business’s if you can leave some in their shop for customers to look at, this is especially effective in a pizza shop, where people are standing around waiting for their pizza, put a few flyers on a table and you will find a lot of people will read them while they wait.
13. Make a website.
If you are into building websites, then you can easily do something like I have done, share your experiences with others and help them to make a similar amount as you are and you will have many people signup under you.
14. Tell people thru IM/PM
Go for it, if you have friends on MSN, AIM etc., let them know about the get paid to program you are in and how you are going with it. Half the battle is already won here, the people you talk to are already spending time on the internet and signing up for different things all the time, so why not tell them they can get paid for it.
15. Paid advertising on other people’s websites
Making your own site or blog is easy, the trick them is to get traffic to it, advertising on a popular site is a sure fire way to get your referral link seen my many people at once, that being said don’t go over aboard with what you spend, my rule of thumb is to spend 50% of what I earn into promoting and the rest goes in the bank for me.
16. Advertise on on-line games.
This is something I haven’t done myself as of yet, but it is something that I have considered in the past, if anyone wants to give it a shot, please drop me a note and let me know how it went.
17. Print business cards and include your phone number to enter into business drawings (like you find in a lot of restaurants)
You never know this might just get you one or 2 referrals, I also leave my cards on the table after I have had my meal, the trick with business cards is to get them to as many people as possible.
18. Buy “paid to sign up” at other GPT sites
This will certainly get you referrals, whether or not they are active is a totally different matter, I would suggest if you are going to try this is to buy the cheapest package you can get at a few different sites and see how your results are before going for it big time.
19. Buy an expired domain with traffic and “redirect” to your referral link.
This is an old school trick that many people have been doing for a long time now, a lot of expired domains still have traffic and if you can grab one at the right time, you can do quite well.
20. Buy banner space. Impression in high PR forums/groups.
I do this all the time, many people don’t like banner advertising, in my opinion they are doing it all wrong, try not to use the generic banners of your program, but makes something of your own, something vibrant that catches the attention of the person viewing it, if you get them curious you will get them clicking and the more clicks on that banner you get the more conversions you will get to your referral program.
21. Buy text links on blogs/forums/groups
Yeah give it a go, once again the more people that see your links the more likely you are to get people clicking on your link.
23. Add your ref. link or website to a file name of an mp3, video, or program and share it over a file-sharing network like Bear Share or a torrent program.
This comes under the category of getting your referral link out to as many people as possible to be viewed. Weight of numbers will convert into referrals.
24. Free traffic exchanges
There are plenty of traffic exchanges on the internet that will help in getting traffic to your site, traffic exchanges give you a credit for every site of someone else’s that you view, those credits are then redeemed for people to view your website. The bonus with this method is anyone that signs up under you will usually be a webmaster themselves and chances are they will recruit their own referrals and start to fill your 2nd tier down line.
25. Paid traffic exchanges
Don’t have time to surf other peoples sites, then you can pay a fee to have visitors sent to your site. I would be tentative in the beginning if you try this method, do your research and your testing, if the traffic exchange doesn’t work, move on and try something else, if it does work though stick with it and go for it and build your down line.
26. Google Adwords (makes website ads that link to your website or ref. link)
Find yourself some long tail key words that aren’t competitive and you can find yourself gaining referrals at a cheap price.
27. Mention that you get paid in US funds
This is a huge plus when it comes to recruiting to any get paid to program not only Cash Crate, if someone from overseas joins the site and gets paid in US dollars it can be an extra 50% or even 100% more when they convert into local currency, don’t be afraid to recruit people from overseas, they might be that next huge promoter.
28. Rent a billboard (Approx. $8-$15 per day)
This is a great idea if you can get billboard advertising at a cheap rate and one that has a lot of traffic that will see it and read your message on a daily basis. I would suggest though if you are going to go with this then get a domain name that points to your referral link. Remembering www.cashcratepro.com is a lot easier then remembering www.cashcrate.com/814072 the risk you take there is that your potential referral won’t type in your ref number and you lose out.
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