Showing posts from May, 2007

Here's a little money maker

Well I've signed on with AdBux. It's a program that pays you to click on a link and view a site for 30 seconds. Unlike some programs which pay you .0003 cents per click, AdBux pays you a penny per click. I know it's not much, but it adds up quickly. If you're interested, I'd appreciate you signing up through my link so I get the referral - AdBux.

- Maria

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I've Been Tagged!

I've been tagged by Rob at The Million Dollar Experiment Down Under to give five reasons why I blog. I don't know who started the game, but it's a fun and creative way to get links back to your blog. If you get tagged, expect to write a post giving your reasons for blogging, include a link back to the person who tagged you, then tag 5 other bloggers.

So why do I blog?

1) I can gain traffic and visibility to my website Guide to Internet
2) I can earn a bit of money through doing sponsored reviews, ad placements, affiliate marketing, etc.
3) I can make friends with people in another country - like Rob, for instance, who is from New Zealand, Mike who I believe is from Great Britain, and Maki who hails from Canada.
4) I can prevent cobwebs from occupying my brain by engaging in deep and meaningful discussions with other bloggers.
5) I can learn something new.

So let's see, I think I'll tag Pieter . . . Deborah . . . Shirlene . . .Roseate . . . Beth

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An alternative to Google's NonSense

Well since I got the boot from AdSense, I'm on the hunt for another way to monetize my blog and website. I came across an ad network called Kontera and their product is called ContentLink.

Like other forms of contextual advertising, Kontera's software is able to crawl the pages of your site and deliver ads that should be of interest to your readers. These ads show up on your site as in line text that is double underlined. When a reader mouses over these keywords, the ad appears.

Kontera does have some qualifying requirements which your blog or website must meet in order to be accepted as a publisher. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure I can't meet the minimum 250,000 page impressions per month at this time. Not sure how strict they are on this, as I have come across other bloggers who put their applications in without meeting this requirement and have still been approved.

Guess for now, I'll stick with AdBrite.

So long Google No Sense

Looks like I've been cast into the sea of unsuspecting and unenlightened bloggers/webmasters who have somehow angered the powers that be over at Google's advertising department and have had their AdSense accounts terminated. What a joke. They don't tell you why, they don't allow you to inquire, and they keep the money in your account. Must be nice to be able to arbitrarily axe your publishers and keep any money you owe them. Needless to say, I'm a little perturbed.

On a happier note, I got a $3/hr raise this morning in my real world job.

Life, and the pursuit of passive internet income, goes on. :-)

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