Monday, April 23, 2007

Improve your Technorati ranking

Our clever friend Maki over at Dosh has come up with an ingenius way to improve your Technorati ranking. He's titled his experiment Dosh Dosh's Ultimate Technorati Favorites Exchange and it's catching on like wildfire.

All you have to do to join is favorite my blog on Technorati. The easiest way to do that would be to simply click this button Add to Technorati Favorites Then simply leave a comment here which includes a link I can use to favorite you back. The easiest way to do that would be to create it using this Technorati tool - Favorite Buttons That's it. It's a great way to boost your ranking quickly and easily. Thanks Dosh Dosh for another great idea!

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Friday, April 20, 2007

Time for a little diversion

Since we've been working so hard on making money online, I think it's about time to take a little break and have some fun. I found this cool little service that can add some pizazz to your blog. It's called Fliptrack.

Fliptrack is a free service that allows you to create music videos using your own pictures. The site provides you with a catalog of music (which they own the rights to, so no worries about copyright infringement) and the software necessary to edit and create your masterpiece. What's more, you can share it on Blogger, MySpace, and a few other social networks.

I checked out a few of the videos created by Fliptrack users and found one I really liked. This one's for all my girls out there. Holla!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

If you blog it, will they come?

I recently came across a paid opportunity to review an article entitled "27 + 1 Tips for Building and Maintaining a Blog Audience." Since many of my readers have blogs themselves, I jumped at the chance. The article was written and posted by Jarrod Hunt on the Sponsored blog. He divides the tips into general categories then goes into detail about each one. It's a long article, but well worth the read. I'll condense it for you here by highlighting the main points, but to do the article justice, you simply must check it out for yourself. If you're a blogger, you'll be glad you took the time to surf over and read it.

Jarrod's first category is titled The Fundamentals. The tips listed are: 1) Consider Your Niche. 2) Be Original. 3) Don't Forget the Design. 4) Choose the Right Platform for your Blog. 5) Choose the Right Domain Name for your Blog.

Category number two is titled Building Your Audience. 13 tips make up this section and include: 1) Consistency is Key. 2) Picking the Right Topics. 3) Interaction is Important. 4) Master the Art of Tagging. 5) Offer Digg This and Other Social Bookmarking Options. 6) Digg Yourself – But Do It Wisely. 7) Incorporate Basic SEO Principles. 8) Don't Forget Your Grammar. 9) Become a Reliable Resource. 10) Stay Informed. 11) Use an RSS Feed. 12) Find the Right Balance in Post Length [ I am trying to keep a rein on this one ;-) ]. 13) Promote Yourself Using Sponsored Reviews.

Last category Jarrod writes about is Keeping Your Audience. After all the effort you put into getting readers, you'll want to take special note of these last 10 tips: 1) Avoid Gimmicks. 2) Use Trackbacks. 3) Post Items and Lists that Actually Help Your Audience [like I'm doing now, lol]. 4) Reach Out to Your Readers. 5) Listen to Your Audience. 6) Stay Topical and Timeless. 7) Watch Out for Growing Pains. 8) Interview Industry Leaders. 9) Stay on Top of Blogging Trends and New Techniques. 10) Avoid Alienation.

Whew, what a fantastic list! Like I said, you really must read the article itself to get the meat of his post. He also invites you to comment and add your own tips as well. Several bloggers have done just that, adding more value to an already incredibly useful article. In my opinion, it should be required reading for any beginning blogger - Great job Jarrod!

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This has been a sponsored review.

Happy bday to a fellow blogger!

Hey everybody, head on over to Kumiko's blog. It's her birthday today and she's sharing the love by giving away linkbacks. Her blog has great money making ideas and she's the cutest thing ever. I love her no holds barred attitude towards some of the money making scams she's tried.

Go on, wish her a Happy Birthday!

It's My Birthday Party! Get A LinkBack!

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Five Tips To Reduce Your Credit Card Bills

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Outstanding credit card balances can get the better of you if you don’t keep them under control. Here are five essential tips for reducing the amount you owe:

1 – Take advantage of 0% balance transfer deals. You’ll need to work out how much you’ll be charged to transfer a balance, but you will usually save money over the life of the deal.

2 – Pay more than the minimum each month if you can. Even paying just a little more than is required every time will reduce your outstanding balance (and any interest charged) quicker than you would otherwise.

3 – Work out a monthly budget and stick to it. This will not only enable you to pay off your credit card balance each month, it will also ensure you don’t habitually pay for more purchases with your cards – sending your balances higher still.

4 – Be determined – cut up your credit cards. If you really don’t feel comfortable doing so, either ask a trusted friend or family member to hold onto them for you, or keep the one with the lowest interest rate for emergencies.

5 – Look out for cut price interest deals. If you can’t transfer your whole balance onto an interest free deal, transfer as much as you can and look for a low promotional rate to transfer the rest onto.

Find out how much the interest rate is on each of your cards – if you have more than one – and transfer the highest rated one first. You can save a significant amount of money just by doing this.

One final tip – if you’re currently paying $100 a month off your credit card balance, and shifting to a lower rate means you only pay $60, try and maintain the $100 payment if you possibly can. You will reduce your balance a lot faster and pay far less interest.

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Tik Tik

Having signed up for Tik Tik Cash awhile back, I thought I'd give a report on the program. This site allows you to earn money by reading e-mails, completing offers, playing games, shopping online, etc. I started out by completing a few offers and surveys back in December. Some of those are still pending. At this point in time, my account looks like this:

Pending : $ 187.0
Approved : $ 16.37

At one time, my pending stat was above $300, lol. After realizing how long it took for my actions to be approved, I quit doing the time consuming surveys and am just reading emails now. Not much money in that but it's quick and easy. You can make a lot more money if you're willing to enter your credit card information for offers that you can cancel later, but I don't like to do that.

Anyway, if you want to check it out yourself - Tik Tik

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Creativity and Making Money

I want to give a shout out to Rob StGeorge over at The Million Dollar Experiment Heads Down Under for his fine display of entrepreneurial spirit. After having done quite a few sponsored reviews, Rob quickly learned how time consuming it was to research the companies he was being paid to advertise. He thought to himself, "What if there was a place where the Advertisers wrote their own Sponsored Post and all you had to do was Paste it into your blog and click on the Publish Button?"


To get the full scoop on how this works or to get your blog listed, check out Rob's post here.

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