Saturday, May 22, 2010

Interesting Blog

While I surf other blogs, I always have my eye out for interesting content that can help anyone trying to promote their own blog. I found one just this morning if you might be interested, I thought he had several good ideas there.

How you can get easy traffic by linking to Brandon Connell

Friday, May 21, 2010

Anti-Malware 2010

I have heard from a few others that have seen this show up and decided to share my experience too. I was infected a few weeks ago and had to resort to reformatting my system and installing everything over again, a painful process as some of you know all too well.

It shows up as a warning message that you have Malware discovered on your computer and they need to do a scan, which of course scares the bejabbers out of you when they come up with loads of garbage showing your machine is completely taken over and the only way out is to send them money. DON'T DO IT!!

The truth is they will just continue to milk you and not fix a thing.
You can try to learn about it HERE, but I ended up reformatting.

After I got that Windows computer all cleaned up, I started using Ubuntu Linux (most recently Linux Mint) and have not had a problem since. Oh I still see the warning and scan screens, but since I am not on Windows they can't get in.

You can get a CD to run it without changing anything else, install it as a dual boot with Windows, or just put it on another computer like I did. It's real handy to have a second system at times anyway. Now anytime I do surfing duties online, I use the Linux computer to be safe. Don't fool yourself into thinking you can protect yourself with software, the bad guys are getting too aggressive for that.

I have played around with Linux for years, but this one is so simple anyone can use it.

See you online!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

10 Free or Low Cost Business Resources

I know at times it seems like surfing blogs is just an exercise in futility, but once in a while a real gem shows up. I found this blog entry yesterday and for me, it made the whole exercise worthwhile. See what you think.
10 Free or Low Cost Business Resources

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Link Referral Directory

One of the best ways to increase your EntreCard credits is by getting referrals. An easy place to accomplish that is on the free Link Referral Directory, where you can easily find other bloggers that might be interested in more traffic. Just make sure your drop widget is in a prime location on your blog (upper left corner is best) to stimulate curiosity and let it do the job for you. In the meantime, you are expanding your contacts and leaving more comments. I still think interaction is the key to making money online and this is one of the best deals around to maximize your time invested in doing it.

To go even further, use the search function to find blogs to visit and it will send an email telling how they were found. So just make sure your description gets you a top listing for that search term and when curiosity brings them to type it in, you will be there. I assure you, this works.

This is only the tip of the iceberg, as there are many more strategies that work well there. The basic task is to visit 30 websites, review 5 of them and make one a favorite. Then make at least one contributory post in their forum to get a high listing in your chosen category. The whole job can be done in as little as 15 minutes a day and you will see more traffic every day you do this.

Click Here to Get Started

See you over there!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Do You Like Lots of Links?

Sorry, this service went away because not enough of my visitors used it.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Content DETHRONED as King!

If you have studied online blogging strategies for any length of time, you have no doubt been told over and over that Content is King, right? I am far from an expert at this point, but common sense tells me this is simply not true. No matter how good your content is, before it can have any effect on your visitors they will need to READ it!

So my reasoning tells me that HEADLINES are the real King. No matter how your visitor arrived at your blog or website, it's an automatic reaction to make a snap decision to determine if they are in the right place to satisfy the reason for visiting in the first place and the headlines will probably be the first thing they see. If they are good enough, THEN and only then, will the content have a chance to make a lasting impression.

Add to that the fact that the headline on an RSS feed somewhere could very well be the reason he made the visit. If you are not including your feed on as many other websites as possible . . . well that's another topic.

Think about it, then leave a comment!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Effective Blog Posts

Blogging is a great way to produce a little extra income with little effort, but it's all about traffic. No matter what you use to monetize your blog, without interested readers it will just sit there soaking up bandwidth with no results. So would you come back on a regular basis to read yours?

Take a serious look at the blogs you visit every day and notice how many of them never change from day to day. Who is going to read the same post over and over? Then when you do find one that might look interesting, once you get into it you often discover it's just the same old rhetoric regurgitated up one more time and no more palatable than it was the first time.

If you're going to blog at all, do a little research and contribute to the value of the blogosphere, then you will find people coming back for more, or at least taking note when they come across a new headline every few visits.

See you all online!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

What Really Works?

The Internet is filled with outrageous claims, but I am sure most people online often find themselves asking What Really Works? I know I sure do!

I bet if you get close enough to any of the millions of bloggers you find online today, you would discover that they at least had a passing thought of making some extra money from their efforts, but very few of them accomplish that goal. They try advertising with AdSense and promote Affiliate Products with reviews, but the bottom line remains empty, or nearly so.

If you are anything like me, there is not much chance of becoming the next big Internet Millionaire any time soon, but a few hundred extra dollars to make life more enjoyable is very easy to attain. I finally quit swinging for home runs all the time and learned that bunts add up to the runs you need to win the game much easier.

Take this blog for instance, if I end up making even one or two new friends a month I am a happy camper. I have fun doing this anyway, so anything extra is just icing on the cake. In the meantime, I get better known and my income keeps going up.

So just be patient and keep learning all you can. You will discover what really works for you too.

See you all online!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

How To Post On Blogger

I noticed a question in a Forum I just joined about how to cut and paste a post into Blogger, so since I love making tutorial videos I jumped on it. Basically you just enter your dashboard and click on new post, then copy the text from Notepad or wherever you have it, then paste it into the box. I will follow this with a quick video when it's finished.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Blog Comment Help

Others may have this same problem, so I shot a video of my fix. Have you ever tried to make a comment on a blog post, but the captcha code box was partly hidden so you couldn't submit it? Well if you have, watch

USA Only Ads

I am looking for places to run inexpensive online advertising that targets USA prospects only. So far I have had good luck with Clixsense and Neobux, but tried several other paid to read email programs with poor results if any. If you have actually used any that provided good results, please leave me a comment here.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Link Referral Contacts

Sometimes using Traffic Exchanges is all you have, but a step up from there is Link Referral. Instead of everyone madly clicking for credits to have their website seen, it slows down the pace a little by trading reviews of the websites and offers some interaction which can lead to actual contacts to build relationships with.

One added technique I use is this blog. While looking through the 30 websites as I do each day, if I come across another Blogger website I can leave a worthwhile comment and get a link back here automatically. Then if they get curious and pay me a visit, I have a chance to provide more than just banners and links, which opens the door to further interaction. Make sense?

So check out yourself and see what you think. Visit 30 websites, review 5 of them, make one a favorite and post to the forum to get high in the listings for best results.

See you online!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Does Advertising Pay?

Most people I talk to about paying for advertising PTC (Paid To Click) websites think it's crazy and for the short view it's probably true. Getting paid a penny a click even for 100 referrals, if it costs you a dollar or two each to get them can meet with a sinking feeling in your stomach if they quit soon, like many will.

But running ads for Fusioncash is another story. I ran a 500 click ad today for a penny a click. Not only did it result in 8 new referrals, but 4 of them earned me a $1 bonus with the potential of even more in the near future.

So do the math. A 500 click ad costs $6 (I earned mine free) and I earned $4 back TODAY. If ONE of those completes an offer on the website (which earns me another $2 bonus), I break even and I would say the odds are in my favor. If even one goes on to cashout in a few months, I made $8 from them with another $5 every time they do it again.

Guess what, I bought another paid ad today for the same page on another network. The key is, I target USA members only, so they are qualified prospects.

Let me know in the comments what you think?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Comment Help

One of the activities I find worthwhile is visiting pages on Link Referral to bring real people and not just eyeballs to my websites and blogs. While I do that, if it's a blog I try to leave an intelligent comment to have one more link back to me.