This blog has gone downhill, but I am interested in starting it up again. I will be making bi-weekly posts from this point forward.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Sunday, October 14, 2007
You can make money on top of the money that you may be making with blogging by signing up for payperpost. This site allows you to blog reviews and add links to your blog and get paid around $12 or so per post (some of them pay more than $20)! Sounds interesting, huh? Check them out here.
Posted by Jacob at 8:42 PM
Monday, September 3, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
This is a method that has been going around a ton lately. An "agloco" account can make you a lot of money if you can refer a lot of people. Basically, how it works is that you install a toolbar that displays ads you get a cut of the money that agloco makes from these ads and if you refer people you get a cut of the money that they make. Try it out here www.agloco.com
Posted by Jacob at 11:09 AM
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
If you want to get a lot of blog/website views you should advertise a bit with your videos and their descriptions on Youtube. Make some cool videos and post them there. Put a URL to your website so that people visit it.
Some Tips on Getting Lots of Subscribers:
To get a lot of subscribers you want to make interesting videos. And a lot of them. Try to put up at least one video per week (that way people will want to subscribe to keep up with the videos). Make sure that your videos don't get boring or people will unsubscribe. Here is my video on youtube success. If you haven't already seen it:
Helium looks like a great place to make money, I am still in the process of testing it, and the payout system looks a bit cryptic but, I think it has potential.
Basically how it works is that you write articles and they pay you for the page views on that article. This is worth checking out so give it a try. And comment with your results (With your permission I will post them)
Monday, July 23, 2007
Making a blog or website with advertisements can bring in a little bit of money, but don't try to support a family on it. If you want to get started quickly a blog is a good way to go, but won't bring in the same amount of money a good website will.
To make a good blog you need to get a good subject area. Typically talking about your family life will not bring in a lot of RSS subscribers (and these are what bring in all the page views) a tech blog or a topical blog will bring in many more subscribers and much more money. You may want to check out these articles for further reading: 1, 2, 3.
Websites can bring in much more money that a blog if it is made well and has good content. Websites are very similar to blogs. Stick to a subject and don't be random. You will most likely want to think out your website ahead of time and get a subject area. Find one that you know a lot of people will be looking for but doesn't have that many search results. If you are not a good at making web pages consider hiring someone. The more interactivity there is to a website the more likely someone is to come back to it. Post surveys, make a forum, have a "members only" section to make them sign up, have a "premium members only" section in which people must refer 10 people to your site. Get creative. Remember that getting to the top of a results page will bring in the most page views. You may want to check out these articles for further reading: 1, 2, 3.
My next scheme is to post photos to stock photo sites such as Dreamstime which seems to be the best one. So far this technique has proven hard because there are so many other photographers. My advice is to post a lot of things with broad subjects. You may want to upload your photos to multiple stock photo sites, as this will give you more exposure to clients. Overall, the most important thing is to remember to keep your photos creative, modern and eye-appealing.
There is a great article about the best 5 stock photo places here.