Fotolia V2 teething problems

Posted on June 27, 2007
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Fotolia, one of the main microstock photography agencies launched their revamped site with overhauls on their entire technical system and are facing some problems as a result. Members have reported facing multiple problems, from being unable to withdraw their payments to facing blank pages when accessing the forum and uploading images.

With some negative buzz in several microstock forums, Chad Bridwell, Director of US Operations has come out to clarify the situation and reassure members that these are teething problems associated with a major system revamp which will be rectified as soon as possible. He made this post to members of a microstock forum:

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How to join Blog Mastermind for FREE

Posted on June 24, 2007
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Click here to get The Blog Profits BlueprintBy now, you would have heard about the blogging for profits Blog Mastermind mentoring program by Entrepreneur’s Journey blogger Yaro Starak who earns on average USD5,000 every month with his blogs.

The course includes weekly assignments, so the program is subscription based which you can cancel anytime. Having just opened for students last Thursday, the 7-day early-bird discount is still on. It’s USD47.00 per month, and after that, it will be USD77.00 per month. So you effectively save USD30.00 every month if you sign up during these few days.

However, I want to tell you how to enjoy all the benefits of this course for FREE.

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Increase your blog earnings with Blog Mastermind

Posted on June 23, 2007
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The Blog Mastermind mentoring program is now officially open for registration. It is prepared by Yaro Starak who owns Entrepreneur’s Journey, a highly respected blog on aspects of the business of blogging.

If you are thinking of starting a blog to make money online or have already got one but not quite getting the financial returns you’d hope for, this mentoring course is for you. It takes you step-by-step through the process of creating a blog that you can build up to eventually be successful enough to generate a regular, seizable income.

What I like about Blog Mastermind

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Agloco Viewbar ready but where are the ads?

Posted on June 19, 2007
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Just over a week a go, Agloco sent me an email saying that their Viewbar was ready for downloading. Members have reported being unable to log in probably due to the rush to download thus causing a server jam. Agloco has long been in the centre of controversy with the blogging community equally divided on its viability.

By a bare-bones definition, Agloco is a get paid to surf MLM scheme where members download and install an application - the Viewbar which tracks and pays them for their surfing activity. Sounds straight forward enough, hence the tens of thousands who have registered for this make money online program.

The Agloco program has been in pre-launch for the longest time, signing on members through generous affiliate payouts without any indication of exactly when payouts would be made. Indeed, the Viewbar itself did not appear to have a schedule to launch.

What I don’t like about Agloco

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Paid Video Sharing Sites - The Dirty Dozen

Posted on June 15, 2007
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With the proliferation of video sharing as a means to make money online, I’ve compiled a list of sites which pay in one way or another for uploading videos to share with viewers. Most of these sites earn by either by Google AdSense or direct advertisers and split the advertising revenue with video contributors. Although known mainly for video sharing, many sites also share images for additional advertising revenue.

Make Money Online With Some Useless.Info 1. MetaCafe
One of the largest and most popular paid video sharing sites with over 1 million unique visitors a day. Its size may also be a disadvantage as your video has a high chance of getting lost. Videos with over 20,000 views a month and a rank of 3.00 or higher start earning USD5.00 for every 1,000 views. It doesn’t sound like much, but if you look at the chart, top earners make serious money.

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VuMe - Earn by sharing videos

Posted on June 14, 2007
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Make Money Online with Some Useless.InfoFormerly known as Eefoof, VuMe is not just a video sharing site. It also pays creators of audio and images for sharing their work. With a strong adherence to copyright laws, VuMe only accepts original content, meaning no spliced together TV shows or celebrity photos.

How It Works
Ad banners are placed around media pages and post-roll in video advertising generated ad revenue which is shared with the content creator, depending on traffic volume. VuMe pays USD3.00 for every 1,000 views on your videos, photos and audio. The revenue is added together and distributed once a month.

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Bidvertiser - Alternative to AdSense

Posted on June 11, 2007
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I joined the Bidvertiser advertising program recently to further monetize my blog, as you can see from the list of ads in the right column. After months of resisting this kind of PayPerClick advertising to make money online, I think this blog has finally reached the traffic level that may actually see some clicks. Some of you may ask why Bidvertiser and not Google AdSense?

Google AdSense Still Rules

Despite numerous negative reports of cancelled accounts and a long list of rules and regulations for members, Google AdSense is still the undisputed king of contextual advertising. Why?
1. They have the largest network of advertisers which in turn translate into higher amounts of payperclick.
2. They have the widest range of advertisers in relevant categories which means you are likely to get more advertisers.

How does Bidvertiser measure up?

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Scoopt Words - Sell blog content

Posted on June 8, 2007
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Make Money Online with Some Useless InfoMany bloggers while enjoy making money blogging, may not like to be directly involved with advertisers or buyers who are interested to buy their content. Unpleasant situations can arise from payment and delivery problems which is why there are so many paid blogging agencies who act as a neutral third party to facilitate such transactions. Blogger is assured of payment, buyers get the goods delivered as promised and agencies get a cut of the transaction. All parties involved are happy.

Sell Your Blog Content To The Media

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10 get paid to blog sites roundup

Posted on June 5, 2007
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One of the main ways for bloggers to make money online is to get paid for blogging. There are many paid blogging or paid review sites for bloggers to make money online, in addition to other ways such as sell images and videos.

1. PayPerPost
Lots of opportunities and if your site has a high PageRank, you could actually make some very nice pocket money completing the maximum limit of 3 posts a day since higher PR blogs have access to high paying offers. Currently the highest paying offer is USD175.00 for a post - but your blog has to have a PR6. However there are quite a lot of USD5.00 - USD10.00 offers for low traffic blogs as well.

PayPerPost also has the most rules and regulations to follow such as your PPP post must be between 2 non-paid posts, and other advertiser requirements such as having the post title in your browser window.

You have to check in frequently if you want to get the high paying posts as these get taken up very fast. After you accept an opportunity, you have 6 hours (subject to change) to post the URL or the opportunity will be released back onto the board.

2. Blogsvertise
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Blog Profits Blueprint - A must read

Posted on June 2, 2007
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Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketBlog Profits Blueprint is a free 55-page e-guide pdf on how to blog for profits. Written by Yaro Starak of Entrepreneur’s-Journey.com, Blog Profits Blueprint gives step-by-step instructions and invaluable advice for those who are thinking of setting up a blog for profits and also for those, such as myself who already have a blog but are looking for ways to improve earnings.

BLOGGING FOR PROFITS FOR BEGINNERS
Some of the core ideas and approaches to blogging for profit teach you how to select a niche for your blog, techniques for writing content and strategies for bringing traffic to your blog. Many who are new to blogging for profits already know the importance of content and regular updating. In fact, you as the blogger can directly control the amount and quality of content that goes into your blog, depending on how hardworking and disciplined you are. However, mere good content is no longer enough. The concept and importance of writing pillar articles makes all the difference in making good content great.

BRINGING IN TRAFFIC FOR YOUR BLOG
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10 Blog Traffic Tips

Posted on June 1, 2007
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In every bloggers life comes a special day - the day they first launch a new blog. Now unless you went out and purchased someone else’s blog chances are your blog launched with only one very loyal reader - you. Maybe a few days later you received a few hits when you told your sister, father, girlfriend and best friend about your new blog but that’s about as far you went when it comes to finding readers.

Here are the top 10 techniques new bloggers can use to find readers. These are tips specifically for new bloggers, those people who have next-to-no audience at the moment and want to get the ball rolling.

It helps if you work on this list from top to bottom as each technique builds on the previous step to help you create momentum. Eventually once you establish enough momentum you gain what is called “traction”, which is a large enough audience base (about 500 readers a day is good) that you no longer have to work too hard on finding new readers. Instead your current loyal readers do the work for you through word of mouth.

TOP 10 TIPS

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Sponsored Post - Free online backup

Posted on June 1, 2007
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With videos, photos and mp3 files being very commonly shared and downloaded these days, your PC hard drive starts to fill up faster than you expect. IDrive-E, the widely used online backup service which provides a generous 2GB online space free, allows you to store your media files and documents, in fact whatever you want, on a fast, secure (encrypted with 256 bit AES) online backup drive which does not impose any restore restrictions, bandwidth limits or file type restrictions.

Secure and reliable, IDrive-E is the ideal, easy, automated online backup service to store or share files. It appears as an encrypted always-on mapped drive on your PC for easy restore. Individuals with large backup needs or small businesses have the option to get unlimited storage online backup for under $5 a month, with the ability to create and manage multiple accounts.

Alexa ranking jumps 50% in 30 days

Posted on May 31, 2007
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I first installed the Alexa widget which shows my blog traffic ranking on April 13 at 614,506. Today, it ranks 290,368. That’s more than a 50% improvement in traffic ranking in just over 30 days. The jump wasn’t a sudden leap. It was a hundred thousand jump every week. Just how does installing an Alexa widget on your homepage improve traffic ranking? Many people have doubted if the widget has indeed any direct effect on a blogs’ ranking especially since some have reported little or no change in their ranking after doing so.

Alexa traffic ranking is second only to Google PageRank in terms of determining the authority of a blog - and for those who monetize their blogs - one of the key factors that sets the amount of fees you are able to charge for various programmes such as get paid to blog or paid reviews.

Just how is Alexa traffic ranking computed? From Alexa’s site:

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Fotolia increases payment

Posted on May 30, 2007
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Leading microstock photography agency Fotolia has increased payment rates for contributors. Members earn credits for images sold. Currently, the exchange rate is 1 credit equals US$1, if you are signed up with Fotolia US. As part of the launching of Fotolia V2 next week, 1 credit will equal US$1.36 which translates into a 30% increase in earnings. This value is more accurate and equal to other international countries who use the Euro as a basis of payment.

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Bloggerwave tries damage control

Posted on May 29, 2007
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Make money online with someuseless.infoBloggerwave CEO Ulrik Thomsen has been dropping by blogs which mention the debacle concerning Bloggerwave defaulting on payments after barely a month or two in operation. Here is the comment he left at my post which talked about Bloggerwave not paying bloggers and having PayPal freeze its account because it was paying out funds it did not have.

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SharedReviews - Get paid to write product reviews

Posted on May 26, 2007
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Make Money Online with Someuseless.InfoSharedReviews is still in pre-beta launch but it is looking for bloggers interested in getting paid for reviews. It aims to be a media-rich interactive review site where users can submit through API’s and plugins for popular blogging platforms.

Members receive $10 for every 5 approved product reviews up to a maximum of $100 per person which will also compete for monthly revenue when the site is fully launched later in the year. You will also get paid for popularizing your reviews through community participation where revenue for community content is generated through advertising and content licensing and shared with a 50/50 split on a monthly basis. Exact details are not available at this point but you can register as a member to be notified for its beta launch and receive 2 free review credits.




Sponsored Post - Oracle online backup

Posted on May 26, 2007
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Ideal for small businesses, iBackup has many award-winning features such as automated scheduled backup, easy to use GUI for data and schedule management, exchange and sql server backup and more.

In addition, iBackup allows you to perform database backups without interrupting the currently running Oracle server database services and enables you to backup Oracle server databases (Oracle 9i/10g) to your iBackup account securely, reliably and fast. Learn more about the features of iBackup and how it works today.

Bloggerwave defaults payments

Posted on May 25, 2007
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Make money online with someuseless.infoA relative newcomer to the get paid to blog scene, Bloggerwave is a virtual clone of PayPerPost in both its system and website look and feel. In the beginning, some bloggers even spotted a copy and paste job for some of their text.

Now barely a month into operations, bloggers are reporting Bloggerwave making fraudulent payments with PayPal. Read more

PayPerPost Direct vs competitors

Posted on May 25, 2007
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PayPerPost is offering bloggers the option of accepting advertisers directly with PayPerPost facilitating the transaction between the 2 parties as compared to the present system where advertisers list their offers on the PayPerPost board.
In doing so, the paid blogging arena has just become more interesting, giving competitors, notably ReviewMe something to be concerned about. ReviewMe charges a 50 - 100% markup on fees for bloggers and keep half the money, even when advertisers order a post through the blogger’s website.

By comparison, PPP Direct charges a 10% fee, 5% of which goes to transaction fees for PayPal and credit card processing. Bloggers who are worried about advertisers who default on payment by making chargebacks after a post is completed will also have the advantage of PayPerPost acting like an escrow-like service for the safety and security of their funds. Bloggers also do not have to deal with hassles of the payment process, such as advertisers refusing to pay before a post is done or not paying after a post is completed.

Another significant difference is that PPP Direct lets bloggers set their own fees on the badge that bloggers display on their sites advertising their blogging service. ReviewMe on the other hand, sets the fees as it sees fit with bloggers having no say in the matter.

PPP Direct has set up a full negotiation and transaction auditing system into the PPP Direct engine where bloggers and advertisers can negotiate and hash out details of the transaction without PayPerPost involvement while using the PayPerPost platform.

PayPerPost lets bloggers accept direct ads

Posted on May 24, 2007
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PPP DirectPayPerPost has added a new feature to their get paid to blog business model by allowing bloggers to accept post offers from advertisers directly. The aim is to get advertisers who are not registered with PayPerPost onboard.

Bloggers place a badge like this one here to let advertisers know they can order a post with the blog. By clicking it, the advertiser’s order will be placed with PayPerPost who will facilitate the order for both parties. Bloggers can set their own price for a post. PayPerPost will take a 10% comission for posts made this way.

Presently, advertisers register with PayPerPost and list their offers on the opportunities board where bloggers browse through to select those offers which meet advertiser requirements on blog stats.

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