Every few days, I get someone that is interested in being mentored by me that seems to be in an interesting, less than ideal, situation. It seems as if a number of individuals in the freebie industry are attempting to get newbies to do sites that require huge amount of offers in order to go green. I had one individual last week tell me that they wanted to be trained, but they are still trying to go green on a 5 credit site that someone referred them to. My word of advice is: START SMALL.
Making the Big Bucks
Yes, you can be paid $100 on one trade for going green on a 5 credit site. However, what happens many times in those cases, the referral gets discouraged because of how hard it is to meet the offer requirements and they end up loosing a bunch of money. I've had people contact me who haven't made a dime, but actually spent over $200 trying to go green. With the amount of effort that it would take for you to complete the 5 credit site, you could've added 5 sites to your portfolio. Also, with a 5 credit site, it will be EXTREMELY difficult for you to get referrals! What's more, by doing a 5 credit site, you get a iTrader Rating (TR) of 1, as opposed to doing five 1 credit sites and get a TR increase of 5.
So, start with a site that pays around $20 – $30. Do a few of those. Get familiar with how to complete offers. Perfect method 1. This is very important because when you move on to method 2, you will have to teach others to go green. If you are inexperienced as to how to do this, YOU WILL NOT BE SUCCESSFUL, and you will end up with a bunch of unpleased referrals.
Get Your Running Shoes Handy
If you contact someone to be your mentor and they recommend you starting with one of these sites, because of the high payout – RUN!! RUN WITH THE WIND!! and find someone else. I strongly believe that when someone asks you to do that, in my opinion, they either have no idea what they are doing, or just want to make a lot of money with no concern for your success in the freebie industry.
So once again, let me emphasize: START SMALL, and START SMART!! Do you have a horror story about a higher crediting site? Feel free to share . . .