How can I make money by clicking ads without investments?


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PTC or Pay-To-Click sites are known to be a great opportunity to earn money online without any investment. They are used by advertisers who want to promote their products or affiliate links. They publish their ads in PTC sites and those pay their members to see those ads. Basically, PTC sites act as middlemen between the advertisers who want exposure for their product and people who want to make money online.

The main ways to earn money from a PTC site without making any investment are the following:

  1. Click ads
  2. Conduct surveys
  3. Completing mini-jobs and tasks
  4. Refer other members

Below is a more detailed explanation of how you can make money from PTC sites for free.

Ways to earn money from PTC sites without making any investment

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Throughout the years PTC sites have introduced several earning options to their members:

  • Click ads. PTC sites offer members a certain amount of money each time they click on an ad link.
  • Surveys. This is a great way to boost your profits from PTC sites. You can read more about surveys here.
  • Offerwalls. You are getting paid for watching videos, downloading apps, doing sign-ups, doing surveys, playing games, and others.
  • Appen tasks. A great way to earn more especially for those members that are not targeted for many surveys and offers (you can read more about Appen tasks here).
  • Sign-ups. You are getting paid from other members to join their site or affiliate link.
  • Contests. Many sites are offering prizes for getting referrals, doing tasks, and generally for being active.
  • Referral. The more lucrative and passive way to earn from PTC sites is by referring other members to join the site through your referral link. The site will pay you a percentage of what your referrals earn.

With the above ways, you can start earning money immediately upon registering without having to invest any money. Of course, that is the case only on reliable and legit PTC sites.

However, within the PTC world, there is a large number of sites that shortly after being created they stop paying. I have written some tips to help you identify a scam PTC site.

One of the most most common characteristics of scam PTC sites is for asking money for letting you use the site. Also, genuine sites will offer some incentives to their members in order to invest. Below you will find an explanation of why this is happening.

What are the types of investment at PTC sites?

As we have seen, genuine PTC sites should not require any type of investment from their members who want to use their core functions. But the majority of them will ask you to put some money on mainly for the following reasons.

  • Withdraw. Ambiguous PTC sites will ask you to invest in order to let you withdraw your money. Also, many sites will impose very low withdrawal limits if you don’t upgrade your account. That should ring a bell to stay away from such sites. Other sites will only make a few payments a day to non-investing members. By doing selective payments they are forcing out standard members who are not renting referrals or buying expensive upgrades.
  • Upgrade. In order to increase your earnings, many sites offer certain levels of membership. At legit sites, those upgrades will be very cheap (like 2$ a month) and the cost can easily be covered by the extra benefits. At scam sites, those upgrades will be very expensive and the earning opportunities for standard members will be very limited.
  • Referrals. Many sites offer the rented referral option to their members. That requires a certain investment which in many sites it will be very difficult to cover. Furthermore, many obscure sites will only let you have unlimited direct referrals (those that register through your referral link) only after upgrading or investing. That should also keep you away from such sites. Having many direct will boost your income from PTC sites and any limitation on that will minimize your earning potential.

If you want to invest in rented referrals the best and most trusted sites are listed below.

The best PTC sites to invest


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Scarletclicks is the best site to start renting referrals. The site is one of the best PTC sites available.

The best thing about Scarletclicks is that you can start renting with a very small initial investment. You will have to upgrade to a monthly silver account first with 5$ and then rent 50 referrals with 7,5$. From there you can start playing with your profits or you can invest more to speed up your earnings.

For more information about Scarletclicks rented referrals, you can read my detailed strategy.


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GPTPlanet is the sister site of Scarletclicks. The two sites are pretty much the same in terms of the stability and profitability of the rented referrals.

Managing referrals is a lot easier than many other PTC sites. The cost of starting is very low compared to other PTC sites.

For more information about GPTPlanet rented referral, you can read my detailed strategy.


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Optimalux is the third site of the ScarletClicks and GPTplanet family.

The upgrade levels are more expensive here but the concept remains the same as the other two sites. Also, the profitability is more or less the same, so Optimalbux would be a good addition to your rented referrals portfolio.


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YouGetProfit is one of the oldest and best PTC sites. One of the best-earning options the site offers are the rented referrals.

One of the best parts of YouGetProfit is that you can start renting without having to upgrade your account. That leaves only the cost of renting as the initial investment. After having a good selection of rented referrals you can choose one of the cheap upgrades and start renting more for bigger profits.

You can learn more about my detailed strategy.


PTCShare is a legit PTC site that combines pay to click earnings with a revenue share program. 

The site does not offer a rented referral option as the previous sites but a revenue share program where you buy ads and as a reward you get ads to click with a value higher than the investment that you did to buy adverisment.

I have written a review for PTCShare where I explain how this revenue share program works and how to take advantage of it.

Closing thoughts

Working with PTC sites should be a free online earning opportunity. Everything else should raise questions on how legit and trustable is a site.

Putting money on a PTC site is only justified for boosting the current profits and not for being able to use the site in the first place.

If you decide to invest in the above sites don’t forget the golden rule that applies to any online earning opportunity: withdraw the initial investment as soon as possible and then play with the profits.



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Author Profile

I am Bill and I am from Greece. I am an active user at many PTC and GPT sites.
Also, I participate in many other online income websites and I am always searching for new earning opportunities. In my posts, you will find info about those opportunities and how I manage to create an income online.


I am Bill and I am from Greece. I am an active user at many PTC and GPT sites. Also, I participate in many other online income websites and I am always searching for new earning opportunities. In my posts, you will find info about those opportunities and how I manage to create an income online.

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