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Mpire Strikes Back : Launches Money-Making Widgets

Web shop owners are now just a widget away from making extra cash through both the Amazon and eBay affiliate programs.

Mpire launched a series of revenue-generating widgets that incorporate the company's meta-shopping data into Web sites, blogs and social network profiles. Mpire CEO Matt Hulett says it's the first time the affiliate programs of both Amazon and eBay have been rolled into the same widget offering.

Coding for Ka-Ching
The new widgets are completely free, and don't even require registration (although it is an option). Affiliates insert their ID in the code when setting up the widget and get to keep all profits made. There's no revenue-sharing model and site owners deal directly with eBay and Amazon for payment. Code to the widgets can be found here.

Seattle-based Mpire is a meta-shopping service that brings together on its site thousands of online stores and marketplaces, including eBay, Amazon, Shopping.com, Target, Wal-Mart and Gap. The site combines proprietary pricing analysis for both new and used items and offers coupons and reviews in what Hulett describes as "the Kelly Blue Book for everything."

Widgets are Web-based interactive content tools that can be dynamically embedded into blogs, social network profiles, auctions, home pages and search sites. They are primarily used for brand building, lead generation and auction monitoring.

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Trendy: Mpire widgets track shopping patterns.

Pop Tops
Mpire's 80 widgets gives free access to packaged Amazon and eBay shopping trend results across 15 popular categories, such as entertainment, sports, fashion, technology, games and youth/teens. Historically, consumers, including eBay sellers, have had to pay a monthly subscription fee to find out what's hot or gaining in popularity.

By inserting these trend-tracking widgets that contain links to related Amazon and/or eBay items, site owners can drive traffic to the two marketplaces, and in return, earn money from those companies when users bid, buy or register. "It's for the casual to ultra hard-core affiliate types," said Hulett. "And for those who want to add some bling to their blog."

For example, MySpace layout provider, Whateverlife.com, run by 16-year-old Ashley Qualls, can offer her 300,000 daily unique visitors widgets that track 2008 presidential candidates, iPods and top selling teen clothing brands. Similarly, YouLookFab.com, a fashion advice Web site, can embed widgets that track the sale of jeans, handbags and dresses.

Capitalize on Cool
"At the end of the day, a lot of people want to be told how to be cool, they want to know what's popular," said Hulett. "An example is the half billion dollars of transactions that went through our eBay Pop site for Q4. And our new widgets offer the same type of compelling content that can add revenue-generation to a site."

Indeed, it is the dynamically grouped content, or shopping trends, that give Mpire's widgets an edge over similar applications, said Hulett.

Other sites currently testing the Mpire widgets include eBay Pop, eBay-Star Wars Celebration IV, ProBargainHunter.com, and SexyWidget.com.

The widgets are also integrated with TypePad, Blogger and WordPress, and can be placed on MySpace profiles.

"Widgets are changing and enhancing the Web today, and some analysts are even calling 2007 the 'Year of the Widget,'" said Hulett, citing research that shows that the 40 percent of MySpace pages have at least 2 widgets on them. "In this case, one of the best parts is that the users keep 100 percent of the money they make from the affiliate programs."

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Online Business Startup with Master Resale Rights

Make Money OnlineStarting an Internet Business isn’t that easy (it isn’t difficult either - it is simple but not easy). When we hear of success stories such as people in their early twenties making US$10,000 a month, we greedily jump on the bandwagon without any idea what difficulties would plague us in the next few months ahead.

For most aspiring Internet marketers, it is very difficult to make their first dollar. Most would testify that it is harder to go from earning $500 a month to $5,000 a month as compared to a seasoned marketer already earning $50,000 shooting for $500,000.

Why is this so? For a few reasons:

A seasoned marketer already knows his market inside out. He knows what works and what doesn’t work. One hour of his efforts is worth much more than newbie who struggles for months.
He already has a large customer base. These customers know him, trust him and feel comfortable parting their money with him compared to trying to get a new customer to part their money with a newbie.

The speed of trust applies to his joint venture (JV) partners. When you have built good relationships with fellow Internet marketers, they would recommend your products and even sell your products for you. I know this first hand - doing JVs with seasoned Internet marketers would help you to succeed much faster compared to starting off alone. There is only so much you can accomplish alone.

There are 3 ways to get started with an Internet business:
  • Google AdSense
  • Promote affiliate programs
  • Sell your own products

Most aspiring Internet marketers are afraid to sell their own products. They are fearful of support issues, the hassle of creating their own products and sometimes they just lack the knowledge so they turn to AdSense and affiliate marketing. However, if you really want to make good money from AdSense, you have to source for good content and get a lot of traffic. Both are commitments that you must take note of. So the headache is still there. It is just a different form of headache that you have to deal with.

Affiliate marketing has similar problems as being a merchant. You still need to market and you still need to ’sell’. The efforts amount to the same at the end of the day.

One of the best ways to make money online is to sell your own products.

You don’t need to be a writer to be able to produce your own products. You can own MASTER RESALE RIGHTS to the most up-to-date software and e-books on the net and sell them off - keeping 100% of the profits to yourself (unlike affiliate marketing, where you get 50% and have to wait 15-30 days for the money to arrive).

You can get your own resell rights products here at TotalResale.com




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How To Promote Affiliate Products From Your Blog

An extremely effective, low cost and low risk way of making money from your blog is to promote other people's products as an affiliate. By merely linking to the merchant's website with a special link provided by them, you can make commissions over and over again as your blog grows in traffic and popularity.

Although you can promote both physical and digital products, I prefer the latter as they typically pay more commissions and are easier to sell. Here are a few ways that I have personally used to make $500 - $2,000 in sales of affiliate products every month from my blog:

1) Interview The Product Owner
Who better to answer questions and clarify doubts on a certain product than the owner himself? By arranging for an interview with the owner or a representative, you get to be the middle-man and ask the most important question on behalf of your blog readers.

You can conduct interview easily using Skype and a recording software that integrates with it. Once recorded, you need to do some minor editing using Audacity, a free audio editing software. If you're using Wordpress as your blog platform, you can easily install some podcasting plugins and get the whole thing up easily.

The key to selling affiliate products using podcast interviews is to ask the right questions. It works much better if you've already bought and used the product, so you're familiar with how it works and any limitations it has.During the interview itself, make sure you mention your affiliate link. Also write a short description of the podcast on your blog post and put your affiliate link there.

2) Write a Complete Product Review
This is not something new, but it's rarely done by most of the new affiliate marketers I've come across promoting my own products and other people's products that I happen to be promoting as well.

A product review is not a sales pitch, so avoid making it sound like you're totally in love with the product. If it's really that good, maintain your enthusiasm but do let your readers know on it's limitations as well.

To increase the clicks on your affiliate links, include screenshots of the product (if it's a software) to let people get an insider's view of how it works and the results that can expect from it.

If it's an e-book or information product, let others know the results you've observed and recorded from using the techniques or secrets mentioned. Everyone loves something that works, but most people will wait to see if it works for others before deciding to buy it.

3) Pre-sell With a "How To" Article
A "How To" article teaches people how to solve a specific problem or achieve a specific result. In your article, start with the problem or desired outcome, and give specific step and action that need to be taken to solve it.

Somewhere towards the end of the article, mention about how a specific software can help your readers automate or skip some of the steps mentioned in your article. Once people have discovered the solution, they still may not want to do it all by themselves. If the software you're talking about helps them do it faster or easier, they will definitely consider buying it.

Your goal is to pre-sell the benefit of using the software, and lead them to the affiliate product page. Don't make your article a sales pitch or this method will not work as well. People want to buy, but they don't want to be "sold".

Try to work on a Wordpress platform as your blogging tool, as it allows you much more control and flexibility in promoting affiliate products, especially when your "catalog" of affiliate products grows significantly.Using these three strategies alone, you can make a significant income promoting affiliate products. Focus on these and affiliate marketing from your blog becomes so easy you won't believe the results.



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How To Increase Blog Traffic Using Articles

When it comes to getting traffic to your blog, enough is never enough. To put it in plain simple, the more traffic you get, the more money you make.

However, getting a steady stream of traffic to your blog is very often a major problem for a lot of people.There are tons of ways to get more traffic to your blogs, but one of the most effective is to write and publish articles related to your market.

1) How To Write Articles Easily
The trick to writing articles is to write and publish them regularly, which really sounds easier than it is. If you're not outsourcing the articles, you need to write and publish at least one new articles every two weeks. One of the easiest ways to do this is to look back at some of the blog posts you've written, and try to turn these into full-fledged articles.

Generally, this would mean anywhere between 500 - 800 words. Anything shorter and you're likely to be rejected by most article directories. Anything longer is still ok, but would mean your readers get bored.Recycling blog content is a smart way to write articles. Think of your blog as a more informal place where you can write the initial article, and edit it easily from time to time. When pieces of the article has blossomed into a complete piece, you can submit them to article directories and get instant links to your blog.

2) How To Publish Your Articles
Writing the article is really just one part of the traffic building campaign. You still need to publish your article to as many sites as possible. Although you can manually visit a handful of websites and publish your article on each, a smarter was would be to us an article publishing service.There's one service I currently use to publish and syndicate all my articles, which is MyArticleMarketer, available at http://www.MyArticleMarketer.com.

The service will syndicate all your articles to other article directories, and depending on your niche, this could mean 200 - 500 instant back links to your website. Some of your articles, if they are good, will end up in other people's ezines and blogs.With a free account at MyArticleMarketer.com, you will only get distribution on the "partial list", but an upgrade for a reasonable amount of money will give you unlimited article submissions to a list of more than 5,000 websites.Each article you submit comes with reporting features so you can check exactly how many sites have published your articles.

All your articles will be examined and approved by a human editor. If you don't upgrade it takes up to two weeks, but upgrade authors can expect 24-hour approval of their articles. You can post as many articles as your want, based on your membership level.

3) Using Private Label Articles
Although there's been a lot of controversy regarding using Private Label articles recently, the fact is that it is a useful back-up supply when you run out of ideas.Private Label means that those article were initially ghost-written by someone else, and if you have the rights to use them you can pretty much do whatever you want with them.

I recommend that you edit and reword not less than 60% of the PLR article so that it becomes unique content instead of the same article that is being used by the other marketers out there.One word of caution: most article marketing services like MyArticleMarketer.com will not accept PLR articles, so make sure you also change the title and reword most of the content. Other article sites like EzineArticles.com may even penalize you for using PLR articles, so use them wisely and at your own risk.

If you don't want to hire someone to do it, you can opt for article publishing services like http://www.EasySubmitArticles.com where they have trademarked a rather powerful "article regeneration" tool. With this tool, you basically enter the article once, and also variations of random sentences in the article. Using heir algorithm, each article submitted will be up to 60% unique before it reaches the article directories.

That being said, not all PLR articles are created equal. Some PLR articles look great, but when you actually read them, you start to see exactly how dull and informative they can be. Source for good PLR articles that focus on the quality rather than the quantity.

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How I Make Money from Blogs



How I Make Money from Blogs - My Top Earners

It’s been a fair while since I talked specifically about my blogging earnings. I decided a year or so ago that I wasn’t going to put specific dollar figures to my income any more in public - however as I get a lot of questions from readers asking for updates I thought I’d share where my blogging income has been coming from lately.

All I will say in terms of dollar figures is that I am still well and truly earning over six figures per year from the following income streams.

The following is a ranking of my top 9 income streams for the fourth Quarter of 2006.

I’ve also included a little information on how I use each of these income streams and which products that they offer work best for me which I hope is helpful for others looking to monetize their blogs or websites. Note - Some of the following links are affiliate links.

1. Chitika
While they don’t work on every blog (for example I don’t use them here at ProBlogger) and there is a traffic minimum to be accepted by them Chitika continue to be my highest earner. They offer a variety of ad units and income streams - the top three for me are eMiniMalls, Related Product Units and Shoplincs. They continue to work best on product related sites. Place RPU units at the end of posts (they give a good option for people to click on when they finish reading and experiment with linking directly to products in your shoplinc from product reviews (of the same products) on your blogs.

2. AdSense
The most popular form of advertising on blogs is AdSense (according to a few studies that I’ve seen) and for me it’s a reliable earner that brings in a significant level of income (just under what Chitika pulls in each month). While I use referrals and their search product on some of my sites I find that normal ad units are producing the best income for me - particularly rectangle (250 x 300 pixels) ones placed close to content with a blended design.

3. Text Link Ads
Perhaps the biggest mover for me over the last 12 months in terms of my earnings has come from TLA. While they have a ceiling in what they earn per site they are another good solid earner for me - particularly now that they’ve added feedvertising (RSS ads) which out performs any other type of RSS ad that I’ve tried. I’m hearing from many bloggers that TLA is their biggest earner now. It works best on sites that have been around for a while - you don’t need big traffic to be accepted - but having a page rank and some search engine presence helps.

4. Amazon Associates
The forth Quarter of each year tends to be a good one for me when it comes to commissions from Amazon. The last quarter is a time that people are in a buying mood in the lead up to Christmas - smart placement (deep linking inside posts) can bring great conversions. The key is picking relevant products to promote.

5. Private Ad Deals
I don’t do a lot of private ad deals (it’s something I should focus upon more but there are only so many hours in the day) but when they come in they can be significant (if you have decent traffic). I’ve just signed two deals on my digital photography blog with Apple and Adobe for the next couple of months so I suspect this one will leap up next quarter.

6. Miscellaneous Affiliate Programs
My blogs have a variety of smaller affiliate programs running from them. I try to find quality products that relate to my topics that I can genuinely recommend - often via reviews. Some of the better converting products that I’ve recommended this last quarter included - Digital Photography Secrets (a camera technique series), Pro Photo Secrets (a photoshop product) and SEO Book (Aaron’s legendary resource).

7. ProBlogger Job Boards
Not spectacular earnings but growing. I see this more as a service to readers than an income stream at this point - however it does pay for itself and bring in a few hundred dollars each month.

8.Performancing’s Partners Network
The now defunct ad network did bring in a few hundred dollars last quarter. I was sad to see this close as it offered an interesting alternative.

9. BlogAds
I don’t use them much these days but they do bring in a little each month. I noticed BlogAds decrease in performance for me around the time they went to the new version. I’m not sure if it’s my problem or theirs but apart from one blog I rarely see any sales these days.

How Much Do I Spend?

A question that I’m regularly asked when I do such posts is ‘how much do you spend’ to earn what you earn?

The answer is ‘very little’.

I do experiment occasionally with using AdWords to promote my blogs - but don’t have the time or patience to get into it heavily (the biggest month I’ve had with AdWords ever is $100 - just over $3 a day). Other than that I don’t do any paid promotional activities and my costs are really just hosting related and the normal ISP and office costs.

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How Bloggers Make Money from Blogs?

I’ve been reflecting this week about the amazing diversity of opportunities that are opening up for bloggers to make money from blogs.

I’ve long advised that bloggers seeking to make money from blogging spread their interests across multiple revenue streams so as not to put all their eggs in one basket.

The wonderful thing is that this is becoming easier and easier to do 2005 has seen many options opening up. I thought I’d take a look at some of the methods that bloggers are currently using to make money through blogs.


Income Streams for Bloggers - How they Make Money from Blogs

Advertising Programs - Perhaps the most obvious changes in the past few months have been with the addition of a variety of viable advertising options for bloggers. The most common way bloggers seem to earn money online is via the contextual ad program from Google -
Adsense. Another two popular ones with many is BlogAds. A more recent addition that many are using successfully are Chitika’s eMiniMalls and CrispAds, Text Link Ads.

Adgenta, Azoogle Ads, Intelli Txt, Peak Click, DoubleClickTribal Fusion, Adbrite, Clicksor, Industry Brains, AdHearUs, Kanoodle, AVN, Pheedo, Adknowledge, YesAdvertising, RevenuePilotTextAds, SearchFeed, Target Point, Bidvertiser, Fastclick Value Click and OneMonkey (to name just some of the options - I’m sure I’ve forgotten some) and there is a smorgasbord of options. Of course there is more to come with MSN Adcenter and YPN both in beta testing and with a variety of other advertising system currently in development (so I hear).

RSS Advertising - The past 12 months have seen some advances in RSS Advertising also. I’m yet to hear of any bloggers making big money through it to this point - but as improvements are made to the ad programs exploring this I’m sure we’ll start to see examples of it being profitable.

Sponsorship - In addition to the array of advertising programs that are available to join there is a growing awareness in the business of the value and opportunity that exists for them to advertise directly on blogs.

I’m hearing more and more examples of this and have been fortunately to have a couple of ad campaigns of my own in the past month - one with Adobe a couple of weeks ago and another just completed with Ricoh for a new digicam over at my Digital Camera Blog. These are not isolated cases - as I say I know of many blogs exploring sponsorship with advertisers at present and suspect we’ll see more of it in the year ahead.

Sponsorship is also happening on a post by post basis with some bloggers being paid to write on certain topics by companies - either in one off or a regular fashion - and they are able to make big money from their blogs doing so.

Affiliate Programs - There are larger affiliate programs like Amazon, Linkshare, Clickbank and Commission Junction but also literally thousands of others from the large to the very small.

Digital Assets - Increasing numbers of bloggers have been developing other digital assets to support and add revenue streams to their blogs. By this I mean that I’m increasingly seeing e-books, courses and tele-seminars being run by bloggers.

My recent foray into this with the first series of the six figure blogging course that Andy and I ran a few weeks ago and have just released the study version of. This type of activity will only increase in future - in fact this week I’ve seen numerous examples of bloggers running courses.

Blog Network Opportunities - with the rise in popularity of Blog Networks - bloggers are also being presented with more places to earn an income from their blogging - by writing for and with others. While it might be difficult to get a writing gig with one of the bigger networks - there are plenty who are always asking for new bloggers to join and who are willing to pay bloggers using a variety of payment models.

While there are distinct advantages of blogging for yourself - blogging for an established network who will handle a lot of the set up/promotion/admin/SEO etc has it’s advantages also. More and more bloggers are combining writing for themselves on their own blogs with taking on blog network blogs as additional income streams.

Business Blog Writing Opportunities - as blogging has risen in it’s profile as a medium more and more businesses are starting blogs. Many of these companies have internal staff take on blogging duties - but an increasing number of them are hiring specialist bloggers to come on and run their blogs.

I know of a number of bloggers who in the past month or two have been approached for such paid work. Check out Bloggers for Hire if you’re looking for this type of work.

Non Blogging Writing Opportunities - Also becoming more common are bloggers being hired to write in non blogging mediums. Manolo’s recent coup of a column in the Washington Post is just one example of this as bloggers are increasingly being approached to write for newspapers, magazines and other non blog websites.

Along side this is the rise of bloggers as published book authors - this is to the extent that one blogger I spoke with this week complained to me that they were one of the few bloggers than they knew who didn’t have a book deal!

Donations - Tip Jars and donation buttons have been a part of blogging for years now but this last year saw a number of bloggers go full time after fundraising drives. Perhaps the most high profile of these was Jason Kottke of kottke.org who through the generosity of his readership was able to quit his job and become a full time blogger.

Flipping Blogs - Also more common in 2005 was the practice of ‘Blog Flipping’ - or selling of blogs. This has happened both on an individual blog level (I can think of about 20 blogs that sold this year) but also on a network level (the most obvious of these being the 8 figure sale of Weblogs Inc to AOL).

Merchandising - My recent attempt to sell ProBlogger.net T-shirts wasn’t a raging success, but it is an example of how an increasing number of bloggers are attempting to make a few extra dollars from their blogs by selling branded products through programs like Cafepress (although I have to say they’ve lost one of my own orders and are being quite unresponsive to my requests to follow it up at present).

While I didn’t have a lot of success with merchandising - quite a few larger blogs are seeing significant sales - especially blogs with a cult following. I’m not at liberty to discuss details - but I know of one largish blog which will see sales over $20,000 in merchandise for the calendar year of 2005.

Consulting and Speaking - While it has been popular for established consultants to add blogs to their businesses we’re also starting to see bloggers with no consulting background able to make money by charging readers for their time in consulting scenarios BECAUSE of the profile that their blogs have built them. Blogging has the ability to establish people as experts on niche topics and we all know the value of being perceived as an expert.

I spoke to one blogger last month who charges himself out at over $200 an hour for speaking and consulting work - his area of expertise was something that he knew little about 18 months ago - but through his blog he’s become a leader in his field and a minor celebrity in his industry.

As time rolls on there are more and more ways that bloggers make money from their blogs opening up. Feel free to suggest your own ideas and experiences in comments below.

Update: Here are my top earning income streams from my blogs.

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Money Making Opportunities

Job-a-Matic
Job-A-Matic is an alternative of Google AdSense. It offers webmasters and bloggers an opportunity to generate online revenue by adding paid job listings on websites and blogs. There are 2 ways to make money with Job-A-Matic:

1) Sell Job listings to employers
You charge employers a fee for placing job ads/listings on your site and share with Job-A-Matic on all the revenue earned from selling job listings at 50:50 basis.

2) Earn Click Commission Displaying Job-A-Matic's Job Listings
Job-A-Matic has a job datebase called Simply Hired's database containing more than 5 million job offers. You can choose to display Simply Hired's database job listings and earn 30% of the revenue generated from visitors clicks on the paid job listings of Simply Hire's Database.
You are allowed to use both on your website or blog. Minumum payout is high. You need to reach $500 to request a check payment. But Job-A-Matic states that if you can get companies to advertise job offers on your site or blog, charging them $100 to $200 per listing is fairly standard.

Know More Media
Know More Media is looking for people to contribute to their open business blogs. The topic of the blogs include:

  • Automotive Construction
  • Customer Service
  • Finance/Banking
  • International Business
  • Real Estate
  • Sales/Marketing

    The requirements of the blogging positions are a little strict:

    - The author must be passionate about the topic.
    - The author must be an expert on his/her topic.
    - Good writing skill.
    - Unique voice. You need to have a singular, identifiable
    voice that people want to listen to.

    They didn't mention about the pay. But I think the pay must be good.


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    Make Money from a Website Starts from Good Planning of Website Design

    Make Money from a Website Starts from Good Planning of Website Design
    For anything to work well, care must be taken to make firm, workable plans to execute it and the same goes for website designs. With a well thought out website design, you will be able to create a site that generates multiple streams of revenue for you. In fact, may websites turn into online wasteland because they are not well planned and do not get much visitors. Gradually, the webmaster will not be motivated to update it anymore and it turns into wasted cyberspace.

    The crucial point of planning your site is optimizing it for revenue if you want to gain any income from the site. Divide your site into major blocks, ordered by themes, and start building new pages and subsections in those blocks. For example, you might have a "food" section, an "accomodation" section and an "entertainment" section for a tourism site. You can then write and publish relevant articles in the respective sections to attract a stream of traffic that comes looking for further information.

    When you have a broader, better-defined scope of themes for your website, you can sell space on your pages to people interested in advertising on your page. You can also earn from programs like Google's Adsense and Yahoo! Search Marketing if people surf to those themed pages and click on the ads. For this very reason, the advertisement blocks on your pages need to be relevant to the content, so a themed page fits that criteria perfectly.

    As Internet becomes more widespread, advertising on the Internet will bear more results than on magazines or offline media. Hence, start tapping in on this lucrative stream of profit right away!

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    7 Ways to Make Money Online Without Involving Internet Marketing

    There are plenty of ways of making money on the net without requiring Internet marketing knowledge and I have introduced a number of them in the previous posts of this blog. For easier searching, I decided to combine them into this post. Here are them:

    Work Online for Others
    Guru.com and Elance.com are freelance marketplaces with tons of online job opportunities. Getting an online job through freelance marketplace is similar to getting an offline job, it involves competitions. You search for an online job that is right for you in freelance site, then you bid for the job. If your bid is the lowest, the employer will usually award the job to you.

    Another site offers online job opportunities is Clicknwork.com. Unlike freelance marketplaces, there are no bidding competitions involved. They will assign the work to you. But to become their home-based professionals or workers, you must pass a difficult test.

    Submit Articles for Cash
    If you are passionate about writing, you may submit your articles to the below sites for publication and earn cash for each article published:

    Developershep.com/writers.php - Accept articles related to web development and Internet marketing.
    Associatedcontent.com (AC) - You become their member and submit articles in wide array of topics for payment consideration. Available to US only.
    Newsforge - Pay $100 to $300 for each article about Linux, open source and free software.

    Try Companies Offers
    The concepts are simple. You join a website that contains a list of offers you can sign up or try. For each offer completed and approved, you'll be credited an amount of money into your account. Most of the offers available to US residents only. Treasuretrooper.com is one of the programs allows you to earn by completing offers.

    Submit Photos and Images to Photo Agencies
    Web designers, magazines and press need new photos and images often. They will look for photo marketplaces and agencies to buy photos that fit their need. You can submit your photos and images to these agencies and they will sell the photo and images for you. Below are some of the photo agencies:

    www.dreamstime.com/sell
    http://submit.shutterstock.com
    www.scoopt.com

    Write Products Reviews
    Have something to say about the products and services you have used? Send your product comment to products reviews websites. If they decide to publish your review, you'll be paid.

    Softwarejudge.com - Reviews software and online games.
    Reviewstream.com - Plenty of product categories to review.

    Be a Paid Bloggers
    Here are the blog networks you can apply for a blogging position:

    www.creative-weblogging.com
    www.b5media.com/jobs
    www.knowmoremedia.com/write-for-us.html

    Upload Videos
    Large video sharing websites like Metacafe and Break willing to pay people for uploading interesting videos such as funny, amazing and entertaining videos. You can earn hundreds to thousands of dollar, if your original video attracted tons of views in these video sites.


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    Google Devalues Paid Links

    After reading about the paid links issue in Matt Cutts blog and Digitalpoint Forum. It seems that paid links will no longer useful for Google SEO in the future as Google is going to change their ranking algorithm to make sure that paid backlinks will have not effect to Google ranking. Google now tries to figure out how to separate paid links from natural links and they also allow anyone to report paid links to help them distinguish paid links and natural links.

    Furthermore, Google will take action against on websites that contains a lot of paid links. And for websites and bloggers that sell text links, here's what Matt Cutts, Head of Google's webspam team advices:

    http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/hidden-links" If you want to sell a link, you should at least provide machine-readable disclosure for paid links by making your link in a way that doesn’t affect search engines. There’s a ton of ways to do that. For example, you could make a paid link go through a redirect where the redirect url is robot’ed out using robots.txt. You could also use the rel=nofollow attribute."

    Google will make SEO harder. If you frequently buy paid links to boost your Google ranking and PR, I think you should stop now to avoid your site or blog penalized by Google.

    Payments to webmasters and bloggers for a text link appears on their sites and blogs are definitely considered as paid links. For paid directory listings, there are still no clear specifications whether they are seen as paid links. In my opinion, they will not be considered as paid links since Google and Yahoo also have their own directories accepting paid listings. Can we report them paid links? For blog sponsor posts from reviewme.com and Payperpost.com, they are likely to be treated as paid links as well since one of the goals of Google is to stop people from using unnatural backlinks that can artificially boost up their websites ranking. The devaluation of paid links by Google will sure affect the ways webmasters make money online in the future.

    To get traffic from Google and make money from your website and blog, I think the best ways now is to make sure the majority of your links are natural, continue to grow natural and relevant inbound links and update your website or blog often with unique and useful content.

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    Get an Easy Backlink from Somewhereoverthedebt.com

    Sarah has organized a contest in her blog Somewhereoverthedebt.com. Her blog is about finding ways to make money online and living life on your own terms. She will give away a copy of the book, “The AdSense Code: What Google Never Told You About Making Money with AdSense” written by Joel Comm to the contest winner. She will post all the participants links in her blog on Jun 1st. To enter the contest and get a backlink, please visit http://www.somewhereoverthedebt.com/

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    How to Get Low Cost Pay-per-click (PPC) Traffic for Your Money Making Website


    Google AdWords and Yahoo Search Marketing are the Pay-per-click (PPC) adverising programs that can bring instant targeted traffic which can be converted into AdSense revenue and affiliate commission. But this 2 PPC advertising programs are crowded with tons of advertisers and thus making pay-per-click cost expensive. So how to get cheap PPC traffic? The solution is simple, look for an alternative of Google and Yahoo that has small advertiser network. Here's are some of the alternatives that can offer lower pay-per-click advertising cost:


    Bidvertiser.com

    Bidvertiser is the first pay-per-click advertising program I use when I first launched my content-based website one year ago. It brought me over one hundred targeted visitors daily with an average cost of $0.07 per visitor. And with the traffic from Bidvertiser, I made about a net profit of $10 AdSense daily (Daily AdSense Earning minus daily Bidvertiser Cost). But it doesn't last long, I only make profit in the first six months advertising in Bidvertiser's network. I'm not sure the reason, may be my site has get too much exposure in Bidvertiser's network of sites and getting only repeat visitors that aren't converting.If you just started making money from a website or haven't try PPC adverising program yet, you may consider testing drive Bidvertiser. Bidvertiser has a huge nembers of websites in their network. The websites are divided into a list of categories. Advertisers can choose to display their contextual ads in any categories and bid for the amount they willing to pay per visitor sends to their websites.

    Some Tips for Using Bidvertiser

    • Don't just advertise in the categories related to your site only, try also other unrelated categories for more traffic.
    • Set your bid below $0.10.
    • Set Your daily budget less than $10.
    • Results are not guaranteed, If it isn't work for the first few days, then you should stop using it.

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    BidClix.com

    Another pay-per-click advertising company that works much the same as Bidvertiser. But the cost to advertise is a little higher. You need to pay between $0.10 to $0.20 per visitor. I have tried Bidclix.com for several weeks, it also help me in increasing my AdSense revenue.



    Searchfeed.com

    I have not yet set up a campaign in searchfeed, but I think searchfeed can bring low cost targeted traffic too. Seachfeed is my next PPC advertising network I'll use when I out of traffic.

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