Free Gift Ads:
Are they legit? What is their purpose? How do they work? How can you benefit from them?
I know that everyone has seen advertisements claiming that you can receive “free” items such as iPods, game consoles, plasma or LCD TV’s, and even cash. For most, these types of advertisements are just annoying, but for those who understand the business, these ads can be extremely profitable.
The advertisements for these “free” items are typically ran by Incentivized Freebie Websites (IFW’s). These sites offer “free” gifts as an incentive to sign up for offers from their affiliates. Basically, this is a very profitable form of affiliate advertising. These sites are actually legitimate, and when you complete their requirements, they send you the “free” gift that you requested.
I put the word “free” in quotations because the gifts are not completely free, however, they typically come to you at an extremely low cost. You just have to know how to “work the system”. If you play your cards right, you can get your “free” gift for about $20 (twenty bucks) or less! Its actually a pretty sweet deal!
The IFW’s operation is pretty simple…they advertise for their affiliates on either a pay-per-click or pay-per-signup basis, so every time a person clicks on an ad or signs up for an offer, the IFW gets paid. As an incentive for people clicking on ads or signing up for services, the IFW’s offer free gifts to their members. The reason that they can afford to offer these gifts and still maintain a healthy profit is simple…about ninety percent (90%) of the people who click on ads or sign up for offers never fully complete the requirements to get their gift. When the IFW gets paid and doesn’t have to send out the gifts, they profit. With that in mind, you can see how the IFW’s are making a killing in the affiliate advertising market.
This brings us to how you can benefit from the IFW’s. Simply put yourself into that ten percent of people who complete the IFW’s requirements and get your free gift. Typically, you will have to sign up for anywhere from 2 to 4 trial offers from the IFW’s affiliates, and you will receive notification that you have obtained the required about of credit. Then, you will be given a referral link. You will then get a pre-determined number of people (usually 2 to 10) to sign up on the IFW site using your referral link (TIP: you can pay people to do this if you wish). Once they have signed up for the trial offers and received credit, they count towards your total number of referrals. When you have reached your required number of referrals, you may then claim your free gift! The key to profiting from this situation is that you must cancel your trial offers before they expire. For this reason it is vitally important that you keep accurate records of which offers you sign up for, when the trial ends, and how to cancel. I repeat…it is vitally important that you keep accurate records! Typically the trial offers range anywhere from free to five bucks, but if you don’t cancel before the trial is over, you could be getting charged anywhere from an additional ten to fifty bucks per month or more! KEEP ACCURATE RECORDS AND CANCEL ACCORDINGLY! I cannot stress that point enough.
When you take into consideration what you are getting for the amount you are paying, the offers truly cant be beat…what’s even better, many of these sites give out cash!!! They will deposit money directly into your PayPal account so you don’t even have to wait for something to come in the mail….get the money and use it for whatever you want!