A new type of search engine is starting to become very popular. Instead
of using a computer program that searches the world wide web for matches
to a search term, these new search engines list results that advertisers
pay to have listed.
For example, if a company that sold sailboats wanted more prospective
customers visiting their website, they could pay to have their site show
up in a search for "boats," "sailboats," "cheap boats," or any other search
term that is relevant to their site.
Since these search engines are primarily supported by advertisers who
pay to list their sites, they need people to conduct searches. After all,
if nobody is actually using their search engine the advertisers will quickly
learn they're wasting their money and the whole system collapses. That's where
you come in.
To keep a steady stream of searchers at their sites, some of the search
engines will share their revenue with you. They'll pay you for visiting
sites that show up from a search or just for entering search terms. So not
only will you get a list of sites relevant to your search, you'll also get
paid for visiting them! And of course, the "get paid to search" companies
are free to join.