Is Project Payday a Scam or Real?

As a serial online entrepreneur, I investigate and invest a lot of different programs. Some are definitely worth the money while others are a complete waste of time.

Recently I ran across a Project Payday review and decided to take a closer look it seems to be a pretty solid way to make a few extra dollars online. The question on my mind, obviously, was is project payday a scam or real? Can you really make money or are most people wasting their time?

Project Payday Scam or Real?

In a nutshell, the project payday system teaches you how to sign up and promote various CPA offers using what is called an incentivised offer. CPA stands for “cost per action” and you get paid when someone completes the required action. For example, the offer might be to “Enter Your Email to Win a Free Ipod” or maybe “Receive a Bottle of Our Wonder Drug for Only $4.95 Shipping”. So the idea is you sign up for these offers and promote them by driving traffic to the offer. If someone gives up their email, zip code or accepts the trial offer or whatever… you earn a commission.

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So far so good. There are lots of people who make a very nice six-figure, even 7-figure income promoting CPA offers. In fact, over the years I’ve made tens of thousands promoting various CPA offers by hosting banners on my websites, running small classified ads and even doing a bit of paid advertising. So if you want to learn more about the art and science of promoting FREE OFFERS to earn a nice living, check out any of the courses on Clickbank… the information is pretty standard across the board.

But lets get back to the question: “Is Project Payday a Scam or Real?”

Here’s the challenge. In the above example this company offers a lottery ticket buying service. They make a profit only when people sign up and purchase lottery tickets. In order to get more LEADS they are willing to pay people like me and you to promote their offer and, for example, let’s say they pay $10 per lead because they’ve worked out that, in the long run, they will earn an average of $20 per lead. It might take five or six leads before they get an order, but they know they can make a profit paying these types of affiliate commissions if they leads they are truly interested in buying lottery tickets from around the world.

The Project Payday Scam

So let’s say I offer you $5 to go fill out the form (which is free to you) – knowing I’ll get paid $10 when you do. Seems like a good deal, right? You earn $5 for completing a short form that doesn’t cost you anything except a few minutes of your time… and I earn $5. But here’s the rub. YOU were “incentivized” to give up your information. You may or may not have been truly interested in buying lottery tickets around the world. So the company loses out big time! And this is the strategy the project payday scam teaches – find high paying offers, pay people for taking the action required, and pocket the profits. The company, in a very real sense, gets scammed. Don’t you think?

Now to be fair, there are a lot of CPA offers that allow you to incentivize them. Most of them, however, offer a tiny payout of $1.15 to $1.35 per zip code or email submit. Which means you would have to process a lot of these FREE OFFERS to make any serious money.

So, I dug pretty deep into this program and into the marketing methods of those promoting program. With rare exception, I found the sites they were promoting or hosting their CPA on were down and their CPA accounts were closed. Because the reality is this project payday scam method is a scam. Plain and simple. And while you MIGHT get paid initially, when the company finally wakes up to the fact that the majority of your leads are not converting to sale – they can actually reverse payments made and you’ll lose time, money and your online reputation. Why risk it?

There are much, much better ways to make significant money online by promoting CPA offers fairly. One way, of course, is simply to write short articles about the product, service or free offer and link back to the offer from the article. It’s free and very effective.

The key is to find a way to drive dozens, even hundreds of new visitors to your web site on a daily basis which is often easier said than done because there is a lot of competition online for that same traffic. Perhaps the best way is to use an attraction marketing system to funnel the traffic to your web site. Done properly, you can literally generated leads on demand, create an addition stream of cash flow, and promote your new business all from one marketing funnel.

Leads and traffic is the name of the game. So before you join any business, make sure you have a clear idea and plan for how you will generate leads and traffic on a daily basis. My Lead System Pro offers a proven step-by-step system to help you do just that. Take a look. You may be surprised, even shocked to discover how simple it really is to make money online.

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Rob Fore

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  1. mark says

    PROJECT SCAM TOTALLY. I signed up for a free service like they said, just to get started. Both them and the company I signed up with refused to give me the credit.

    • says

      You are not the first to share with me a challenge in actually getting credited (paid) for the work you do. There are much easier, much more profitable ways to actually make a significant income online than use the program. It has stayed the course of time, however, in regards to popularity. Doesn’t work… but it is popular.

  2. says

    As a single work from home father of a beautiful 6 year old, I love Project Payday. It is an awesome way to make money. I have been making money from it for many years now. I have also recently found Easy Payday Revolution. It is similar but they pay out $5/referral instead of 1-2 and they have something very unique. When you refer someone, you actually become THEIR mentor. This truly is a unique system. I use a combination of both systems myself.

  3. jummy says

    Wow very cool, thanks for giving me some inspiration… were can I advertise and get daily targeted visitors to my website?

  4. Freelancer says

    There are a lot of scam sites online. You will need to do your research first before paying up anything. Some materials that teach you how to make money are legitimate however you will need to exert time and effort to make it work for you. If you want to make money without investing even a little amount, then there are sites that you can join but don’t expect an easy job.

    • says

      Thanks for sharing, Freelancer – and you are absolutely right. There ARE NO FREE LUNCHES when it comes to building a real business. If there really was such as thing as PUSH BUTTON EASY – we would all be doing it.

  5. says

    Project Payday has to options to join. One, you can pay the $34.95 up front membership fee or complete an offer. I chose to complete an offer for $7.99 and received full access to the site and features and surpassed that $7.99 with my earnings. It’s easy to make money with it, you just have to be smart about it.

  6. Alex says

    I was a little skeptical at first but once I applied a little effort; I started making thousands of dollars a month. Now im up to $5,000 a month. Project Payday can be very profitable if you know how to utilize it properly.

    • says

      Can’t say that I see a $5,000 per month potential with Project Payday since it is a one-up affiliate program – meaning you get paid ONCE when you make a sale. So to pull in $5,000 a month you would need to make 2500 sales each and every month and you would have to be a TRAFFIC GOD to make this happen. But thanks for sharing.

  7. lacimichelle90 says

    so, rob. i have a question.
    i came across PPD. and read your article. then i started reading the comments from other people. which is always good.
    it almost sounds like PPD is your competitor.. and you’re bashing them because you want everyone to go to EN?

    • says

      lacimichelle90 No, in fact we have promoted PPD as an alternative to other programs… but if you read my post… I am simply sharing I do not think it is an ETHICAL way to make money to offer incentives to join a company or take advantage of a product offering… then have the cancel. But a LOT of people are fine with that model and if that is you… go for it.

  8. Robert says

    Hi Rob, I was really close to pulling the trigger on PPD. It sounded really easy for some one like me not having any experience with computers or marketing. I’m unfortunately now in a position where I have to find another source of income because of an industrial accident. You’ve mentioned Empower Network several times in your replies. Can some one with a lot of time on there hands, no experience, hardly any computer experience and very limited funds do what your describing or would i just be wasting my time? Thank you for reading my inquiry and I appreciate any response you may have.

    • says

      Yes, Robert – the major idea behind Empower Network was people with no experience could get in and “get busy” right away without having to go through the learning curve of building and setting up a blog, etc., etc. When you join, I also give you access to our private team training site where I literally show you, step by step, what we do to make 40k per month now. With time… you actually have a HUGE advantage.

      You can review our team training site here.

  9. says

    Thanks for sharing Rob! I ran across this Project Payday as a front end system for promoting a very good (legit) program that you and I both promote. It was marketed to me as a way to fund an advertising budget. I was about to sign up but something held me back so I did a search for Project Payday and found this article. Now I will not waste my time with it.

    • says

      Hey Tom – I actually tested this as a front-end promotion of Empower Network and, frankly, it didn’t produce great results as the “process” is complicated. We self-funded enough to recapture cost but then I stopped using it. Plus, the actual Project Payday model, I think… is somewhat bogus.

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