Sunday, January 25, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
A great way to drive new visitors and readers to your blog or web site in 2009 is to join Adgitize. A fast growing ad and publisher network they have a terrific system to help you grow your blog.
What is Adgitize? It is a publisher / advertiser network designed to help bloggers get started in growing their readership with low cost advertising. It is free to join and start earning money with a small fee for monthly advertising.
As a publisher you are rewarded points for your blog's ad views, page views, for articles you write, and for browsing online and visiting otherr advertisers. At the end of each day total points are converted into cash with the ability for you to earn revenues and receive cash outs (starting as low as $10).
The best benefit comes from being both a publisher and an advertiser as you get more traffic to your blog as an advertiser and you earn revenues as a publisher.
Benefits of joining Adgitize:
- Of course, the payouts ($$$)
- Increase traffic to your website!
- Earn more every time you write an article on YOUR blog!
- Earn more when you click on ads for other members within the community
- Earn more any time someone clicks a member ad on your blog
Basically, you are rewarded for any traffic you receive from any source. And you can make even more when you refer someone to Adgitize who places an ad on the Adgitize Network. You will be paid a one time finders fee of $5 for referring them and you will also be paid $1 for every month they continue to advertise on the Adgitize Network.
It costs you nothing to join. The signup is quick and easy. So, realy you have nothing to lose.
Try them out! You have nothing to lose and lot’s of traffic to gain.
Click here now to get started today…
Sunday, January 18, 2009
But, if you are selling quality handmade items, you might want to look into a site called Etsy, "The place to buy and sell all things handmade." Etsy is similar to eBay, however, the rules are slightly different. The platform at Etsy is fixed price items, no auctions, and each seller gets their own shop that can be uniquely customized (with a banner, an avatar, a shop announcement and a link to your store).
Etsy charges 20 cents to list an item for 4 months. Once an item sells, the seller is charged 3.5% of the sales price. Sellers are permitted to sell anything handmade such as jewelry, clothing, handbags, baby items, accessories, and household items. The site is exclusively for crafters and artisans.
Granted, there is no argument Ebay's traffic far exceeds that of the much smaller Etsy. But, Etsy provides forums in which to promote your store, your items or just to pick up ideas from a very friendly and helpful group of members. The chat forums on Etsy are a great!
Ebay is the place to sell items that you are selling at bargain prices. But, for quality handmade creations, Etsy is by far the better place to be.
If you're a crafter, Etsy is where you need to be. And if you like to buy handmade, rather than mass-produced, you will love ETSY.com!
I just opened my Etsy store in November 2008. I have had 16 sales so far. Check it out...
ClixSense is a website that pays you to view websites.
There is no cost to join. You simply Log-In and begin browsing ads. You get paid for each ad you view and you receive a monthly paycheck for your activity.
If you want to earn more, ClixSense will pay you for every registration you refer. You can can upgrade your account (for $10) to a "Premium" account and you will get paid five levels deep for referrals.
You can make even more when your referrals place ads on Clixsense.com. You will get paid 10% of the revenues earned from that ad.
Keys to Ensuring Making $$ with ClixSense:
- Check the site for ads as many times a day as you can
- Increasing your minimum payout to minimize the check fee (there is a $3 fee when they cut a check)
- Get referrals! (not required -- just recommended)
Saturday, January 17, 2009
AdSense is an ad serving program run by Google. It is "pay per click" "contextual" advertising, which basically means it is advertising that is in context with its environment (your blog).
Basically, you simply add a piece of code to your blog that helps Google analyze what your page is about so they can serve ads on that topic. This increases the chances of your readers clicking the ad which increases the chances that you’ll earn something from them.
AdSense also provide a variety of other income streams to bloggers including a site search tool (you make money by people searching your site) and referral tools (where you can make money by recommending Google products).
Some sites do very well with Adsense and end up making a lot of money. And yet, many sites do very poorly with the program. The biggest mistake people make with Adsense is they simply slap it in their websites and hope that it will automatically earn them big money. It isn’t necessarily that easy.
Your income will depend on a number of factors:
- the topic of your site (if you have high paying keywords you stand to earn more)
- responsiveness of users to ad (are visitors coming to your site with blinders in their eye or do they look at the ads as additional complementary resource)
- traffic (you earn more with more traffic, even if you have low paying keywords or other metrics)
- how you implement the ads on your site (some positions and colors work better than others)
There are so many ways to make money online. So, we are going to start at the beginning and explore the many, many options available to us. What works; what does not. What is waste of time and what you should try next.
I will share my successes and not-so much successes. I will share the results of my research and exploration as I try new and different ideas. And hopefully there will be some fellow "followers" that will choose to add their "two cents" along the way.
So, let the fun begin!