Thursday, August 26, 2010

Online Money Making Ideas One Should Avoid

There are plethora of wonderful online money making ideas out there to try, but you should also know which ones to avoid. You know, everyone wants your hard earned money, and they will say and do anything to get it. You can call them scammers. Chances are you have bought an E-Book online that didn't really help you much.

You are not alone. I was scammed a lot myself when first starting off in internet marketing. I bought a lot of those E-Books that promised me I would make a huge sum of money over a short period of time. The sad truth is that a lot of people fall for these tricks simply because they need money. And it sounds good when someone says, " Buy my E-Book for $29.99 and learn how to make $200 per hour".

Now I am not saying that every single E-Book ever created is a waste, just most of them. So please avoid getting scammed by these people. I would hate for you to be spending your money on things that are not going to help you much in internet marketing.

There are so many other traps. Guaranteed #1 ranking in google for a particular keyword, guaranteed signups and guaranteed traffic are a few. Also try to stay away from paid surveys, even though I know a few people who have made some decent money, I still wouldn't recommend you doing paid surveys. Why? because this entire niche is full of scammers. Again not every single site is a scam, but the odds are not on your side. I discussed paid surveys in one of my previous posts.

So, I just wanted to give you a quick heads up of what kind of things you need to stay away from. You can still try these money making ideas just make sure that you also understand the risk involved.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

$10 Giveaway

I am happy to announce a $10 giveaway. The rules are very simple and the winner will be selected randomly. All you have to do is to follow the given points.

A winner will be chosen randomly and announced here on Sep 15, 2010. The payment will be processed through Alertpay. If you don't have an Alertpay account, register it here.

PS: If the number of participants is less, the contest will be closed.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Surfjunky is a big scam

Surfjunky is an autosurf program which pays its members to visit other websites through Surfjunky's 'surf bar' . It claims to pay you anywhere from $0.45 to $0.75 per hour of surfing. It also has a 3 level referral program, so you can build up a huge network and make some serious cash.  You can just hit 'earn money' tab and leave it. It just runs itself and you need not even take a look at it to make money. This sounds good, yeah? But there is a catch – Surfjunky is a BIG SCAM!

Surfjunky has a minimum payout of $25 and it’s reported that no member saw any cash, ever! How? Just before payout, Surfjunky deletes your account with an accusation that you’ve used illegal programs to inflate your payout rate, and after that there’s nothing you can do about it. All your hard work goes down the drain! As there is not much work you have to do to make money with Surfjunky, I gave it a try. I open the tab to earn money and leave it for hours and check it in between. And finally, when I reached the payout amount, I requested a cash out. I haven't been paid till now and when I contacted them twice, there has been no reply. They don't even have any payment proofs.

If you are already a user of Surfjunky, I would recommend you to stop using it.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Monitor your Blog Performance on the Social Web

Want to know how your blog is doing on social sites like Twitter and Facebook?

Simply go to, type the feed address of your blog (or any other web site that offers an RSS feed), and hit the ‘go’ button.

The tool will tell you exactly how many times your most recent stories have been shared on Twitter and Facebook.
 Originally Published at Digital Inspiration by Amit Agarwal.

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Increase RSS subscribers with rssHugger

rssHugger is a unique website that aims to bring bloggers and readers together. rssHugger aims to provide blog owners with a unique easy-to-use way to promote their blogs by sending them traffic, building backlinks for search engine optimization, as well as attracting new rss subscribers if the content is interesting to the reader. rssHugger aims to help visitors be able to easily find blogs that write about subjects they are interested in. These subjects include: internet marketing, making money online, charity, sports, gambling, and many more. If the visitors find a blog that they had not previously heard about, they can easily add it to their RSS readers or bookmark it.

There are two ways you can register your blog at rssHugger. Either you can get your blog listed freely or you can get it listed for $20. If you want your blog listed for free, you need to write a review about this site on your blog with a link. Then your blog will be manually reviewed by the rssHugger team. If you don't want to review rssHugger on your blog, then you can pay a one time review fee of $20 and get your blog listed.

I feel that it's not a bad idea to write a review about rssHugger on your blog when you are getting a backlink and traffic to your blog. It's a good website to give a try.

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How to Add a Signature to Every Blog Post in Blogger/Blogspot

If you have a blog, you would definitely want your signature after every post on your blog. Your signature can be RSS feed of your blog or an image of your name or anything that you want after every post. I'm going to show you how this can be done.

First of all, you must have a signature that you want to have at the bottom of every post. If you want an image of your name, you can get it from some online websites like My Live Signature  that help you in creating signatures.  You can upload your image to any online photo sharing websites like Flickr and keep the image link.

After you are ready with your signature, you can follow the simple steps given below.

  • Login to your blogger account.
  • Go to your blogger Dashboard and go to Design-->Edit HTML.
  • Check Expand Widget Templates.
  • Save your Template before editing.
  • Then search for a line containing "post-footer-line post-footer-line-1" or "data:post.body".
  • Add , if you are using an image or add your own html code, if you are using your own text, below any of the above lines.
  • Save your template.

That's it. You are done.

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Friday, August 13, 2010

How to create a good Squidoo lens?

Squidoo is one of the great ways to promote your website or blog or business.  I generated a few Squidoo lenses a few months back. Those lenses got some good rank after a few days. But, I've not updated them since then and I can see now how bad it is. From my experience I have put together a few Squidoo tips so that you can create a good Squidoo lens.
  • You are given the option of selecting a title and a unique web address for your squidoo lens, when creating it. Add relevant keywords in the title and the url.
  • You are also given the option of selecting tags that describe your lens. Make sure to add as many relevant tags as you can.
  • A strong introduction takes your lens a long way. So, make sure that your introduction module is strong.
  • As we always know, content is the king for any article. So populate your lens with quality content.
  • Use sections or subsections(Text Modules) extensively.
  • One or two good and relevant images add more value to your lens. They give your lens a nice appearance. 
  • There are different modules which can earn you some money from Squidoo. Choose products that are relevant to the content of your lens. Add your own descriptions to the products chosen for those modules. It's not a good idea to choose random products. The best way to use these modules is to place them in between your content modules. For ex: Your lens should be like Intro Module, Content Module1(Section/Sub-section), Revenue Module, RSS Module, Content Module2, Revenue Module, Other modules etc.
  • You can use your website or blog's RSS feed in RSS feed module.
  • Use links to your blog or website or product where necessary. Don't use too many links. A good keyword rich link can have a good effect on your blog's google ranking.
  • An important point that should not be neglected is to update your lens once in a while to increase its rank.
  • You can promote your lens the you promote your blog or website.
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Monday, August 9, 2010

EditZen Referral Program - CloudCrowd's expansion

CloudCrowd has announced the launch of EditZen referral program recently.

The EditZen Referral Program is a great way to earn extra money by simply referring people to EditZen's editing and proofreading service. You can potentially earn thousands of dollars a year. Your earnings are only limited by the number of people you refer. You'll receive 20% of all sales made by your referrals through November 7, 2010 and 10% of all sales made after November 7, 2010. Your commissions are paid daily through PayPal transfers.

What is EditZen? 

EditZen  is a proofreading and editing service which taps the power of CloudCrowd's base of credentialed editors to deliver high quality editing and proofreading quickly, and cost-effectively. Users can upload individual documents at EditZen and receive their finished documents back in 24 hours. EditZen can also handle high-volume editing work on a batch basis or by working with you to allow access to EditZen services seamlessly from your application. Whether you have a single document or thousands of documents, EditZen's scalable solution can handle your job. 
Low cost, 24 hour turnaround and 100% money back guarantee are EditZen's plus points.

How it Works
  • Upload your MS Word document.
  • EditZen calculates the number of billable pages based on one page equaling 300 words.
  • You can Pay with a major credit card or Paypal account.
  • After receiving payment, EditZen edits your entire document and then completes a full quality review.
  • Within 24 hours of receiving payment, EditZen delivers a final, edited version of your document and notifies you via email.
  • They use MS Word's Track Changes features so you can easily see where each edit was made.

What EditZen does when you submit your document?

Your entire document will be proofread, edited, and reviewed by a team of qualified, credentialed editors. Your editors will carefully check your document for hundreds of common errors that can trip up even good writers. When your editors find a mistake, they'll make a correction using Microsoft Word's "Track Changes" feature so you can see exactly what was changed.

How to get started with the EditZen referral program?
  • Sign up for the CloudCrowd service on Facebook(if you don't have it already).
  • Go to 'My Crowds' tab in the CloudCrowd application page.
  • You can find the EditZen Referral Program listed along with the CloudCrowd Worker Referral Program.
  • Read over the EditZen Referral Program resource page for more details. 
  • Click the "Click to activate" link to enable the EditZen program.
  • Spread the word about EditZen's fast and affordable editing and proofreading service by incorporating your referral link at appropriate places.

PS: Even a small "misteak" can make a bad impression. Don't take chances with your writing.

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Top Online Payment Processors

For a person like you who intends to make money online or start and run an online home-based business, it is vital to have at least one Online Payment Processor account. As a matter of fact, it is like an online bank account or your Internet wallet. Even if you don´t have your own business yet, and you normally work with some other online money making programs such as PPC, PTC, Affiliate Networks, it is necessary to have an online payment processor account in order to get paid on the Internet.

How to Choose a Good Online Payment Processor?

First of all, I need to point out some important features of a good Internet Payment Processor. It is recommended to take these features into account, before you choose an online payment processor:
  1. It should be absolutely free to register.
  2. Registration should be simple and fast. It should not take a long time or a complicated process.
  3. The system must be popular. That is to say, it should be accepted by many programs on the Internet.
  4. It should be possible to transfer money between your Internet Payment Processor and your physical bank account.
  5. It must be a reliable and secure Payment Processor. Be careful with lots of SCAMS out there trying to deceive you!
Top Online Secure Payment Processors:
While there are several Internet Payment systems or services out there, but the point is that you don´t need to register with all of them. Here I have listed some of the most popular Online Secure Payment Processors. If you have not signed up yet, go and open an account right now!

  • PayPal: It is literally the fastest, most affordable and convenient online payment service for any kind of business with more than 100 million accounts in 190 countries and regions. You can add funds from your bank account to your PayPal account, and withdraw funds from your PayPal account to your bank account, simply and quickly. There are thousands of programs on the Internet which work with this Secure Online Payment Processor and send or request money through this great Internet Payment Account with their e-mail addresses. As an online business owner, you will definitely need to join this Payment Processor. It is FREE.
  •  It is an Online Payment Solution which enables any business or consumer to send and receive Internet payments with their e-mail addresses, securely, quickly and cost-effectively. Also, you are able to add or withdraw your funds through different methods such as Electronic Funds Transfer, Mail, E-Currencies, etc. It is FREE to join.
  • Moneybookers: It enables any business or consumer with an e-mail address to securely and cost-effectively send and receive payments online. You can send money via e-mail from your credit/debit card or bank account, make online purchases and/or collect money via e-mail addresses. You are welcome to join this Global Internet Payment Solution from every nation of the earth, absolutely FREE. Besides, you are able to upload or withdraw funds through different methods such as Bank Transfer or Credit Cards.

As I said before, the above-mentioned systems are among the Top Online Secure Payment Processors out there. I don´t think it is necessary to join all of the existing Online Payment Processors. It depends on the programs you register with in order to receive money. Once you join these payment processors, you will be able to build your Internet Business and start making money online.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

CloudCrowd - A Facebook Application that earns you money

What do you do on Facebook? Well, most of us use Facebook to add new friends, connecting with friends, playing games and use interesting application etc.

More than that you can earn some money on Facebook by using a simple application CloudCrowd. If you enjoy doing simple tasks, you can easily make money using CloudCrowd.

CloudCrowd is a company that allows you to make money directly on Facebook when you complete some tasks. You can work wherever you want, and whenever you want. You get paid get paid through PayPal the next day! This makes it a great job for anyone who wants to work from home.

Instead of spending your time on playing games, quizzes etc on Facebook, you can put in a few minutes of work and get paid for it.

What are the tasks available?
Typical tasks include image and video tagging, finding information online, and quick writing and editing projects. Work ranges in difficulty, and longer tasks typically pay more. The amount of money you can earn depends on the type of work and the amount of time you spend. With the variety of tasks offered, I'm sure you'll find tasks you enjoy.

How do you get Paid?
There is no minimum payout amount. You get paid the next business day via PayPal when your work is approved before 5:00PM Pacific Time. You need a PayPal account to get paid for the work you do on CloudCrowd. If you don't already have one, sign up for your free account here.

I, personally, like CloudCrowd very much. I've been paid for the simple tasks that I've done till now.

Register today at CloudCrowd and start making some money.

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Paypal Resumes Electronic Fund Withdrawals in India

Just 2 days after Paypal had announced that they will be stopping electronic fund withdrawals or direct deposits to Indian banks, Paypal surprised everyone by reversing its decision to stop electronic fund withdrawls.

Indian users can now perform electronic withdrawls as they did before. The Paypal team also mentioned that they will continue providing the $5 USD processing fee refund for any cheque withdrawals made from July 29, 2010 until further notice.

Here is the official announcement made by Paypal.

This announcement of resuming electronic withdrawal service is a huge relief to millions of PayPal users in India. It's glad that Paypal resolved the issue pretty quickly.

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