A market of advertisements

There are many PTC sites out there, and today, I’ll write about yet another one. I have registered a while back, and can not confirm at the moment if it really pays, but public reviews paint it as a well established one.

It is called adzbazar.com. I would count as an upside the many ways you can earn credit, and also many ways to advertise your own site.

For example, apart from allowing access to many offerwalls, you can do PTP (Payed To Promote). What is that? Here is an example. If you click on this link, it will take you to one of the site’s advertisement, and my balance will rise a bit, because you followed the link.

Once again, these sites are not about making you rich, but you can click on their ads here and there, and you may earn a few dollars here and there. I think it’s nice to have a (small) income online, enabling one to buy minor stuff without the need to transfer hard-earned money from a bank account. On the other hand, this way of clicking ads isn’t easy nor fast way. One have to decide how much hes or her free time worth. Anyway, if you are interested, check it out.


Only one link away

The concept described below was hard to understand first. You may or may not head of link shorteners. Let me assure you, they exist. “Okay”, you could say, “but what are they?”. Now that is a really good question.

I’ve heard of such service a long time ago, but newer gave it a lookup, until I managed to land on such site while wandering around the cyberspace. Until then, I thought this could be some sort of security thing (hiding the site’s real URL maybe?), or called alive by convenience – a machine-generated URL to a resource can be quite long, unreadable by humans, not to remember it, so it would seem logical to shorten it, the shorter link will point to the hard-to-remember-one, and will be easy to keep in mind.

The shortener site I first stumbled upon told something that did not fit into the above theories – shorten your links and earn money. Earn money? Following the above assumptions, I should pay money for using the shortening service. But this seems not to be the case.

A link shortener will generate a link from the target link you (as the user of the service) provide, and you can publish this new link as you please. The link will indeed bring the user clicking on it to the target link eventually, with a bit of ads here, some redirects there, maybe some popup windows along the way… Now this makes sense, while spreading the shortened URL you provide audience to the shortening service, and the ads they insert along the road, which they get paid for – so they will give you a part of that payment to provide more visitors trough their service. Divide and conquer, as it is often said.

To show the idea of how it works, I’ll provide a shortened link here. You can try the service by clicking on it, and follow the path the service provider given, until you reach the destination links. At the time of this writing, this should include a Captcha, 6 minutes of waiting, and a popup-window maybe, but these steps vary by time. Where is the destination of the link? As this is a demonstration, it will lead back to this article, the next paragraph, to be exact.

I guess not many people like distraction when they know what they want to find, and not landing on the site I wanted to go to surely feels I am delayed (like AD minutes in the middle of an exciting movie), but looked from a bit higher, it is an interesting way of adding some advertising content to a site, maybe before the visitors reaching it. Apart from this demo, if you find a link on my blog that seems like a shortened link, that will surely lead to an Easter Egg of some sort 😉

Solving captchas

Today I’ll write about yet another site that offers online work. Most such sites involved in advertising, but this site, kolotibablo.com offers money for captcha solving.

For those who do not know what a captcha is: mostly a picture that you as a user must interact, and it is intended to tell if you are a real human, not an automated program that surfs the Internet. To achieve this, captchas may show grotesque letters, pictures of every-day objects, that would take a human to recognize. This site pays for you to solve these puzzles, and you can withdraw the money earned from $1, which can be earned in a few hours as a beginner.

I have withdrawn to my Advanced Cash account (the payment system I have written about earlier), so I can confirm that it does work, and work real fast: I had my balance increased within a minute after initializing the withdrawal.

My advise about the site is that you should be more precise than fast. Mistyped captchas will lower your priority on getting new captchas to solve, and may pile up to the point that you get banned. Lower priority isn’t a big problem if the system has a lot of captchas to give, but when they are scarce, higher priority users will be preferred over lower ones. And one more thing: do not cancel any captcha you already got. You will get smaller decrease of your priority by skipping or mistyping a captcha than canceling it.

For me it seems a nice site that offers the ability to get a few bucks relatively fast if you want to buy something online. I have made around $6 in two weeks just by solving a few hundred captchas each day.