I’d intended for this to be a more comprehensive review, but picked up the flu over the weekend. So I’ll follow up with posts next week that cover more detail.
Project Payday‘s website says it can provide “Realistic Extra Income for the Average Joe”.
It’s refreshing to see a website that doesn’t claim to tell you how to make a million dollars in 30 days or double your money back. The slogan at Project Payday makes me feel like anyone can do this. It isn’t clear, though, what this is from reading the front page. There is an interesting guarantee, though…if you follow the instructions they give you, and don’t make money within 24 hours, they’ll pay you $100.
Project Payday is free, as long as you complete a sponsor offer. Those of you who have been around the Get Paid To (GPT) industry will recognize this as you performing an action that provides Project Payday with an affiliate commission. This is the first site I’ve seen that provides this alternative to simply paying for access.
Once you get in, there’s the predictable OTO (one time offer). You can upgrade and earn higher commissions from your own referrals to Project Payday. Again, you can upgrade by simply completing an offer. The standard commission is $1.50 per referral. Upgrading raised that to $2.00 for me.
One of the nicest things about Project Payday’s referral program is that they pay you for leads, not for activations. You get paid when someone fills out the form on the front page, regardless of whether that person completes an offer to activate their membership or not.
So what is the way that Project Payday gives you “realistic extra income”?
As you might expect from how the site uses GPT offers, the income comes from the GPT industry. But not the side of the industry I’d expected. I’d expected another site like Cash Crate that pays you to complete offers, essentially splitting the referral commission with you.
Instead, Project Payday includes an impressive set of training articles and videos that teaches you how to make money from the various “free item” sites. You’ve probably seen them around, the “get a PS3 for free” sort of site. What you generally have to do is complete one or more offers at the site, and refer some number of friends who do the same.
Project Payday shows you how to make money from these sites in three separate ways.
1) Get paid to help others get their free items.
2) Find sites that will give you cash in place of an item, and then pay others to help you get it
3) Pay others to help you get an item, and then sell it on Ebay
They also offer a mentoring program, where you can request a couple of mentors to be assigned. Mentors must be using the system successfully, so you know that you’ll get good advice.
Update: See Project Payday Pays You To Join for more info on this program.