“PTC” abbreviation refers to Paid To Click. A PTC website is a program where you get paid for “clicking on ads”. Basically, you can earn certain amount of money for viewing those advertisements for specified period of time, usually between 3 – 30 seconds. In essence, it’s a revenue sharing business model where advertisers place their advertisements to get unique hits/exposure and PTC users are viewing them to earn incentives. Therefore, the site basically shares the revenue they get from advertising with its users. There are two main groups of users on a PTC site: advertisers and consumers/members. The role of the PTC program is to establish a connection between advertisers and members. The advertisers pays the site to display their advertisements and to bring visitors for their products, services or affiliate links, and part of this payment goes to the member when he views the advertisement. Upon reaching the minimum balance required to cashout, the member can transfer his earnings to online payment processors, like Paypal, Payza or Skrill.
There are few different ways in which you can earn money from PTC sites. The basic way is to click and visit the advertisements displayed on the PTC program. Most Paid to Click Sites provide additional earning features, like completing sign up offers, completing online tasks and other offers, promoting the site and earn certain amount for every valid and unique hit to your referral link per 24 hours, playing games and win prizes, participating in contests, point system where you will receive a certain amount of points for different actions you make on the site and you will be able to convert these points to money in your main/purchase balance or to advertising credits, referrals etc.
PTC sites have referral/affiliate program as well. Which means if you refer new members to the site, you will earn commissions from your downline (the members joined under you, which you have referred to the site). PTC sites will pay you a percentage of the clicks that your referrals make as an ongoing commission. This percentage will vary from site to site. Usually, for free members this percentage range anywhere between 10% – 50% from the value of the ad clicked by the referral. Upgraded members may earn up to 100% or even more from their referral clicks. Also, many PTC sites offer an upgrade or purchase commissions. If your referral purchase something from the site or upgrade his account, you will earn a percentage of the purchase.