How to get paid to shop online

Internet shopping by cell phone
Internet shopping by cell phone

(CBS News) Shopping to make money may seem a little counterintuitive, but these days, online retailers are turning things on their head and asking online shoppers to promote certain products in order to drive more traffic to their sites.

If you're looking to get in on the action, check out CBS News business and economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis' segment above with information about websites that are linking shoppers to retailers that offer the incentives and what you need to know when using them.

Editor's Note: The Federal Trade Commission has been critical of this practice saying it's difficult for readers to decipher between what's a recommendation and what's a paid endorsement, so it's advised that if you decide to engage in these practices, you make clear in your posts that you're getting compensated.