Seasonal Online Shopping Guides

While relaxing in a hot water spa, different events and occasions that happened in my life flashes back in my thoughts. My engagements, wedding, birthdays, baptismal and holidays, these were the most important and unforgettable experiences in my life where I needed to decide where to buy all our family needs for each specific occasion. If I can only turn back the time…. The time when we are looking for our engagement ring, wedding ring, wedding accessories like gowns, suit, favors, invitations, etc, I would rather have no second thought in purchasing at best online shopping that finds every store in the Internet which means you have more product options with better deals and much savings. My family might have saved at least 40% in our budget.

But anyways, I need to moved on. It is not too late, I still have more exciting events to happen, my sister’s wedding next year. I need to make sure that she will avail the most affordable and excellent quality wedding stuffs on her big day.

By the way, when you visit and register to this online shopping site, you will win an IPOD NANO, aside from that, take a look on the directory for product categories or by simply typing the name of the product in the search box and you will see the best deals from the widest selection stores online. Enjoy and avail their gift guides for all occasions.

Flash News! Korean to Start Coming to Hawaii Visa-Free



I got this from The Garden Island Newspaper, The State and Federal officials announced that tourist from South Korea can start arriving in the U.S. under the new visa-waiver program starting November 17, 2008.
All a South Korean traveler will have to do is carry a new passport, which is bar-coded for identification, and then register for travel authorization online.
South Korean citizens maybe travelling for business or pleasure, but mus carry a round trip ticket or a ticket that takes them to another country and may not spend more than 90 days in the U.S.

Hawaii Tourism Authority has already stepped up marketing efforts in South Korea and now has a Korean Language Website through Hawaii Tourism Korea.

Be Sun Safe on Vacation


"It's not just a beach thing!" A reminder from the American Cancer Society.

According to ACS, parents must take note that avoiding sunburn during childhood and adolescence is very important in reducing the risk of skin cancer later in life and sunscreen is not recommended for children less than six months old that is why we need to keep infants in the shade and protect them with clothing.

Slip! Slop! Slap!

  • Slip on shirt

  • Slop on sunscreen

  • Slap on hat.

  • Wrap on sunglasses

  • Limit sun exposure

Everyone is at risk for skin cancer, whatever thier skin color. Everyone needs to protect themselves from the sun.

For more information visit : http://www.cancer.org/


LP Saver™ USB Turntable

Upon learning this new technology that converts all of your old records to CDs, iPod, MP3 or any other digital files. All you need to do to record your records to CD is simply plug this one-of-a-kind three-speed (33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM) LP Saver™ USB Turntable right into your PC. It plugs directly into your computer using the included USB cable. In addition, it comes complete with dustcover, and all cables are included.

I remember one of the friends was worried about their wedding VHS video since it happened 15 years ago, the pictures were no longer clear and so with the sounds. With USB Turntable, the quality of the recordings will be improved by eliminating some of the old pops, hisses and static they've acquired over the years.

Thinking to give gift for your dear ones? This is an ideal gift. Wait, why not get one for your mom? I'm sure she will love it!

Seasonal Online Shopping Guides

While relaxing in a hot water spa, different events and occasions that happened in my life flashes back in my thoughts. My engagements, wedding, birthdays, baptismal and holidays, these were the most important and unforgettable experiences in my life where I needed to decide where to buy all our family needs for each specific occasion. If I can only turn back the time…. The time when we are looking for our engagement ring, wedding ring, wedding accessories like gowns, suit, favors, invitations, etc, I would rather have no second thought in purchasing at best online shopping that finds every store in the Internet which means you have more product options with better deals and much savings. My family might have saved at least 40% in our budget.

But anyways, I need to moved on. It is not too late, I still have more exciting events to happen, my sister’s wedding next year. I need to make sure that she will avail the most affordable and excellent quality wedding stuffs on her big day.

By the way, when you visit and register to this online shopping site, you will win an IPOD NANO, aside from that, take a look on the directory for product categories or by simply typing the name of the product in the search box and you will see the best deals from the widest selection stores online. Enjoy and avail their gift guides for all occasions.

Latest Wii Fit and Wii Games Deals

Talking about digital age, everyone knows Nintendo Wii – the world’s most popular gaming console from any form of advertisements such as newspapers, TV, radio, mobile, and the Internet. Growing number of families already have Nintendo Wii Fit with balance board at home. Family members are enjoying the services of Nintendo wii because of the different wii games to explore and to try on. Experiencing wii at home for a change is really worth trying. It is not just ordinary games that are played by your kids but for everybody. It is more than your expectations. Play your favorite sports such as tennis, boxing, bowling and much more without the actual gadgets but still having the same level of exercise and health benefits that you will get from Wii.

If you already have Nintendo Wii at home, try the latest Wii games and Nintendo DS.

What about the prices? Check the price comparison to avail the compare the prices of every item you like to purchase.

Smorty : November 2008 Income

I never thought that I can avail opportunities from smorty because every time I checked on their site there were no available campaigns for me to grab or take. I was just surprised one day that I got plenty of opps on the right column of their page. That was the first time I saw how their campaigns looked like. I noticed that all of the opps are $9.00 per posting. I have only successfully made post for 2 posts and after a hour all other post were taken.

For November 2008, I earned $18.00 from the two approved post. I also declined some posts because there are opps that requires not to have badges or banners from other blog marketing sites or some sponsored labels and tiny url codes.





Blog Advertising - Get Paid to Blog

PayperPost: November 2008 Income

Whew! Second month in Payperpost. Last month October 2008, I only earned $15.00 for 3 opportunities taken. This month November 2008, I earned $ 80.o2 for 12 opps taken and $10 as the highest paid post. Here are the reasons that contributes for this month's income:

Last month my Page Rank is Zero, so low change for many opps.
When I checked my Page Rank is 2, I have plenty of opps available for me with much higher amount per opps.
I also declined some qualified opps for personal reasons that were more important than posting.
In PPP or payperpost, after reserving a certain opportunity, you only have 6 hours to complete before you can avail another task/s and take note that you are only allowed 3 opps within 24 hours, so better choice the opps with higher payment.



SocialSpark: November 2008 Income

This is my second month for SocialSparks sponsored posts. Last month October 2008, I earned $ 63.25 for 9 opportunities taken.

This month, November 2008 I earned $ 54.01 with 10 opportunities. Here are some reasons that contributes for this month earnings:

I only got 10 opportunities taken.
The highest paid post the I got is only $ 7.50 while last month I got $16.25
My real rank influenced my qualification for taking some opps.
I sometimes declined some opps due to other important personal matters than making post.


It really takes a hard work for watching an opportunity every moment. Also there are many bloggers who were watching and if you are lucky you can get and reserved many. And that you only have 12 hours to make the post or else it will be given to another blogger. I often reserved certain opportunity but fail to make a post.



Smorty: My First Opportunity

This is my second post for my Smorty Trail blogging. They approved my blog last November 14, 2008 and today, November 23, 2008, I have taken my first 2 opportunity but pending for review.

Honestly, At first I was discouraged to continue my trail in smorty because every time I checked smorty, I did not see any available opportunity for me. I wonder what is happening to this blog marketing site, is it down or not.

One of the biggest mistake that I ever made is that, I did not login everyday or did not check many times a day as I did in my other blog marketing site.

TODAY, I tried again, to my surprised, I saw 7 available opportunity for me all are for $9 each! So accepted one at a time. We can not reserved an opportunity but instead we must make a post and submit first before taking another one. The minimum number of words is 150 and a maximum of 400 for blog entry approval. You have 24 hours to make your post other paid blog takes 12 hours.

So guys, if you have smorty, keeping checking for your opportunity and if you have no smorty yet, sign up and enjoy blogging.

Blog Advertising - Get Paid to Blog

ViewBug.com : Photo, Video and Music Contest

Viewbug sponsored photo, video and music contest weekly. One thing that I like about this site is that they have there own judging panel based on the artistic composition, creativity and originality of the art. Unlike other contest site that the viewers will vote or rate and some participants will just asked their friends or family member to vote and it make the world UNFAIR!

Members can upload as many files as they want. Winners will be paid by paypal and will be announced every Monday and will be paid within 1 -3 days! To know more about Viewbug.com, read the quote below:

We are a small team of young, independent and creative individuals who are
committed to offering a collaborative online environment that allows our members
to win cash prizes. We promote creativity and award originality and quality. By
providing a safe back up for media files, we allow our users to share their art
in a fun and rewarding way. We offer many opportunities to win money, which
motivates users to interact with our team and community.
ViewBug’s mission
is to continually give back to the community and our members, who are the ones
that keep the site going.



Top Photo Contest Earners













Top Video Contest Earner













Top Music Contest Earners














Actually, I uploaded a photo for the contest and here it is: Hot Love Birds


Paying Post: Referral Updates

This is my second post for my Paying Post Trail. I wrote an article about Paying Post: New Get Paid to Blog Site. I have some updates to share:
  • They Launched a new affiliate program Advertise on PayingPost blog network .
  • Affiliates earns $15 for each advertiser that creates a campaign.
  • Referral pays you $15 per referral by posting their 125/125 banner on your site and when the referees first blog is reviewed approved and accepted.

Based on my observation, I noticed that the number of advertisers was increased and each day more and more bloggers are signing up. There are few things that I would like to emphasise:

  • Under my Account, the Google Page Rank is 0, the truth is I checked my PR and it's PR 2 for my Aloha GEMS site, I do not know what's wrong with their software. My payperpost account is PR 2 and all other blog marketing sites that I joined. (Solution: I login to my account in payingpost -> my blogs -> update my accounts and then my PR 2 appeared. Yay!)
  • They need highly qualified bloggers. For instance: if you read the requirements under each post, they require higher Page Rank and Alexa Rank.
  • I sometimes noticed that Blogspot and other domain are excluded. This is also true in other blog marketing sites.
  • Always see 300 maximum words for $5.
  • I found out that some advertizers required Google Rank of 1 - 2 or more. But Take note: They required an Alexa rank between 200,000 - 399,999 . What is your Alexa Rank ? Mine is around more than 2,000,000. (Updates: my Alexa Rank is more than 1,000,000, yay!)

    But I will still keep visiting this page.....
    Below are some of Paying post banners:
    Blog Advertising

    Blog Advertising

    Blog Advertising

My First Cash-out from Payperpost and SocialSpark

It's been a month now since I successfully availed opportunities from Payperpost and its sister company Socialspark, they are both owned by Izea, Inc. And Both pays their successful bloggers monthly.



To cash - out at SocialSpark:


  1. Login.

  2. Look for Account button -> manage my finances

  3. Blogger Payout Page will appear

  4. Look at the account snapshot - you may click cash out when your current account balance is at least $20.

  5. Check your Paypal

To cashout from Payperpost


They will send you an email to check you Paypal account once they successfully deposit your earning day by day, depending on the date where the opportunity/ies taken.


Check Paypal regularly to update your finances, to monitor your earning from blogging.


Below are my online earning from blogging, joining video contest and ebay. This proves that you will really earn online but this should not be your main source of income, just a sideline or part time for extra $. How much did you earn online so far?


Paying Post: New Get paid to Blog Site



When I was reading my Google AdSense, I was tempted to click for this ad, Paying Post. If you are familiar with Payperpost, Social Sparks, it works the same way. Bloggers are being paid for website reviews, product reviews, services, companies and much more.


I like their blogs, very informative, you must visit it.


My Aloha Gems blog was also approved because I have PR2, when I first applied, I was denied. They also replied quickly to your queries. I have explored their opportunity page, there are only few. The story I told myself is that this site is just new and still looking for more advertisers and bloggers. At first, I do not have qualified opportunities since the available opportunities at that time was for Google PR 5 or more. But when I login again, I found one opportunity for me, I am qualified but reserved for other bloggers. In short, I still did not availed it.


I will just keep visiting on this site to see some development in the future. And also I like reading their blogs.
Follow my Paying Post Trail for more updates:








Bidvertizer Launched New Referral Program

Bidvertiser has the following features:

Advertise across thousands of websites on a pay per click basis
1. Browse our categorized directory of websites
2.Select the appropriate ones for your business
3. Set your desired geographic targeting
4. Set your pay per click bids
5. Your ads are up and running!

I joined Bidvertiser for referral program last November 8, 2008. I've found out that their referral program is for advertisers who might click and signup for advertisements in your site and you will start earning depending on the amount the spent. It does not apply to websites or weblogs with slower topic but it is still worth trying. Try everything on the web and see what works with you.

I received an email from them dated November 14, 2008 with a subject 'Referral Program Launched' and the content is quoted below:


Now you can earn even more with BidVertiser!

Our new referral program allows you to increase your earnings by directing users to signup with BidVertiser.

Simply place a Referral button on your site and you will start earning money whenever a user clicks on your button and signs as an advertiser or a publisher:

When a user signs as an advertiser and first spends $10, we'll credit your account with $5.When that same advertiser spends $50, you will be credited with an additional $20.

When a user signs as a publisher and first earns $10, we'll credit your account with $10. When that same publisher earns $50, you will be credited with an additional $40.

To continue, login to your account and click the "Referral Program" link.

To sum it up, they have just launched the referral program for publishers not only for advertisers. They will help publisher to monetize their blogs when anybody will signup.

I tried it in my new blog now and see how things work.

Smorty : Approved my Blog

Smorty is another blog marketing and blog advertising site like Payperpost, SocialSpark, Blogvertise and others.

Smorty has the following features:

Get paid for publishing.
Publish pay-per-click advertising on your blog to generate residual income.

Get paid for blogging.
Write your opinion about peoples products and services to turn your daily blog updates into money.

Smorty pay directly to your PayPal account. Apply with multiple blogs to generate higher income.

-Write your opinions or publish ads
-Earn top Dollars
-Select subjects that interest you
-Publish in multiple blogs to earn more
-Build interesting, unique content in your Blog
-Make residual money from your blog

The trouble with Smorty is that your blog will not be approved if your Google Page Rank is Zero. I registered to Smorty last September 4, 2008 and got an email with a subject, 'Your Blog has been Declined' last October 21, 2008.

Unfortunately your blog was declined due to the following reason(s).

Google Page Rank 0
Not enough indexed
pages


Once you fix these errors you can
re-enter your blog(s) from your admin panel under the My Account section.
Smorty

Lesson:
I need to make more posts and increase my blog traffic.

Last November 14, 2008, I noticed that I have many qualified opportunity in Payperpost, when I checked my blog status, I saw a PR 2 in the box where my blog URL is located. Then I tried PR checker and confirmed that my Google Page Rank is 2.

So, I login to Smorty Yesterday and updated my profile, finally got an email with 'your blog has ben approved' subject.

Now my Smorty Trail Starts!


Blog Advertising - Get Paid to Blog

Earned Blog Traffic: Google Page Rank 2

PageRank is Google's way of deciding a page's importance. It matters because it is one of the factors that determines a page's ranking in the search results. It isn't the only factor that Google uses to rank pages, but it is an important one. Google Page Rank is also known as PR.

Payperpost is one of the blog marketing sites that requires PR although even if your Google Page rank is zero, you can still avail opportunities from the advertisers who does not requires PR. BUT, if you PR is higher you will be qualified to have more opportunities and higher $$$ amount offered.


My Aloha GEMS weblog was launched last July 9, 2008. And now, November 13, 2008, finally got Google PR 2, four months! I have done readings about PR, and Google will update a page rank 3 -4 times a year and people don't know when.

While checking my Payperpost opp, I wonder why I have white opp symbol (qualified). I was surprised when I looked at my blog, I saw that my PR is 2. That answers my questions. Having a PR is a great thing because it means that the higher the PR, the more opp to take.

My personal reasons why my traffic was increased (Google PR 2):

  1. I submitted or add my blog URL to Google and some other search engines.

  2. I posted unique topics in my blogs when I think that people will Google it.

  3. I posted the most effective keywords in my post Title.

  4. I invited bloggers for exchange links. People with higher PR helps to increase your traffic.

  5. I submitted my blog to other social networking sites.

  6. I have technorati, blogcatalog, mybloglog, topblogsites that drives traffic to my blog.

  7. I added a cbox or shoutbox in my blog, so people can easily leave messages and more visits everyday.

  8. I posted in forums where I can write my blog URL in my signature.

  9. I updated my blogs daily.

  10. I made posts that build readers interest to visit again.

  11. I made comments to other blogs that also build a back link to my site.
Check you Google Page Rank.

Work From Home Options

This is an exciting vidoe to to watch for those who are seeking work from home. Work from home salary ranges from $8 -$12 per hour and remember you are just working at home, no driving, prescribed suit/dress to wear, you are paid in your breaks, and just around your home. Spend your time wisely and start earning.

LoudLaunch: Paid Blog Updates

I signup up at Loudlaunch last November 4, 2008 but almost 10 days now and my status is still pending. I wonder how long they will approved, declined or reject an application. Is LoudLaunch still on business?

In few day, my questions will be answered. So, for those who are using LoudLauch, we need you expertise and for those who are about to start using it, just follow my LoudLaunch Trail for more updates.

SocialSpark: Finally Got 2nd November Opp, after 6 days

Visiting SocialSpark daily and many times a day refreshing my browser to see if there are new opportunities are available. I noticed that SS nowadays has less incoming opp from advertisers as seen in their latest opportunity page.

Observing a gap of 3 days, 2 days or 1 day before a new opportunity in the market place are posted. Anyways, these are just my opinions based on my observation as a new blogger.

To sum it up. My November opportunity are only two, dated Nov 5 and Nov 11. Will be watching and observing for the whole month to see how does it works.

Follow my SocialSpark Trail for more updates.

Blogsvertise: First Task or Opportunity Approved by Admin

I am so happy guys! I was thinking that I have no future in Blogsvertise but mind you, my first assigned task or opportunity was approved by admin today with a $7.50 Payout Rate.

Blogsvertise blog entry description should be at least 2-3 paragraphs unless otherwise specified by the advertiser and you can write what ever you want as long as it is something related to the link and include at least 3 links to the web site in your entry unless otherwise specified by the advertiser.

I posted it in Aloha Gems , my paid blogging site.

This is real.... Follow my Blogsvertise Trail for more updates.

Best Blog Marketing Sites for New Bloggers

As a novice blogger like me, here are some recommended blog marketing or blog advertisement sites for us a good start.


What are the reasons from choosing this sites?
  • We can still avail opportunities for posting even if we have zero or less google page rank called PR which ranges from 1 to 10.

  • We can still avail opportunities for posting even if we have less traffic as long as our site is searchable by google.


  • Other blog marketing sites requires high PR and traffic
1. - Visit my payperpost trail to learn more.






2. SocialSpark - Visit my SocialSpark Trail for more info.



3. Blogsvertise - Visit my Blogsvertise Trail for more info.



PayperPost Referral : Let's Earn Together


When you signup at PayperPost under my referral badge (above), I will be paid by $15.00 once

the referees (you) first blog posting is reviewed, approved and then finally accepted 30 days

later.

Your name will appear in my Pending Referrals List and since I will be paid by $15.00 for that, I

will then share you the 50% ($ 7.50) of my referral earning thru paypal.

Fair enough? Yes!

If you will just signup Payperpost directly in their site, you will not get paid ($0.00).

So, act now if you are interested.



Signup with my referral badge = $7.50 earning

Signup direct to their site = $ 0.00 no earning



At present, 3 persons signup under my PayperPost referral badge, their status are still pending but in a month or less they will be approved in PPP and will start receiving their $7.50 from me.


Blogsvertise: My First Task or Opportunity

I have posted under my Blogsvertise Trail Label (on the upper right side of the web page )my Blogsvertise exploration. I got approved and now waiting for some emails from them for advertising offers/tasks for me to blog about (whether to accept or decline the opportunity. I keep checking my emails. No news heard until last night, I chatted with my friend where Blogsvertise was one on the topic. I joked, "I do not know my future in Blogsvertise." She replied, "I have 5 approved posts already." She advised me to visit the website to see if I have Tasks.

Alas! I have 20 available tasks to accept and decline.Oh my.......

So, I started writing it in my blog and submit it. Right now, my blog status was waiting for approval. The title is Seasonal Online Shopping Gift Guides posted in my Aloha Gems blog.


October 2008 Online Income Summary $602.80

Yes!

These are the breakdown of my income statement:

  1. Joining Video Contest at Viddiction - They have monthly contest for a specific topic. I first learned this contest by joining a forum where one member posted that she won $300 not the first prize. I got interested and join the contest. Fortunately the contest theme that time is about learning. Make a video about learning. Since I know how to make Origami of Geometric Figures plus a knowledge in editing videos in Movie Maker, I tried to make one. I got the first prize $500. You ca follow my post here.
  2. Payperpost. $15 just for a beginner like me. Link to this post here.
  3. SocialSpark. $63.25 for 9 approved posting. Still a novice in this . Link to this post here.
  4. InboxDollars - $16 . Tricky. Link to this post here.
  5. CashCrate - $10.55. Tricky. Need to make a post for this.

SocialSpark Affiliate Experience

Affiliate is like an online sharing between an online merchant and the website or blogger owner by placing advertisements on his website to sell the products of bring potential costumers to the merchants website in exchange for a profit share of the products in three ways:
  • Pay per Click
  • Pay per Sale
  • Pay per Lead

Since I am on my way of exploring how to earn money online and also curious as to how Affiliate marketing works, I tried taking affiliate opportunity in SocialSparks. As seen below were my taken affiliate opportunities dated October 14 and October 21, 2008. I have followed the all the requirements:

  • To make a post of each affiliate opportunity in my blog.
  • Generate a code
  • Paste it in my Blog

Everyday, I checked my account on affiliate, It is clear the Start date (10-21-08) and End Date (10-21-09).

Last November 2, 2008, I received an email with subject, Ended Links Still Active and the body of the letter are as follows:

Please be aware that the following links are from affiliate opportunities
that have recently ended:

423667/Personalized Flash Drives

423693/WhiteWalls Art Gallery... Love Art?

423665/FirstStreet USB Turntable

Please remove these from your sites as you will not receive any additional
payments from click-throughs.

Kind Regards,The SocialSpark Team

Opps! I thought it will end on October 2009?! Anyways, Delete, delete. What can I do! Hmm. Another lesson to learn again.


Google Page Rank Button PR

PageRank is a link analysis algorithm that assigns a numerical weighting to each
element of a hyperlinked set of documents, such as the World Wide Web, with the
purpose of "measuring" its relative importance within the set. The algorithm may
be applied to any collection of entities with reciprocal quotations and
references. The numerical weight that it assigns to any given element E is also
called the PageRank of E and denoted by PR(E).
- Wikipedia

PageRank is Google's way of deciding a page's importance. It matters because it is one of the factors that determines a page's ranking in the search results. It isn't the only factor that Google uses to rank pages, but it is an important one. Google Page Rank is also known as PR.

Some blog advertising sites like requires to have have higher PR. Google Page Rank ranges from 1-10.

To know the PR of your blog and copy its widget or button, try following the instructions below.


Add your site url click in Submit button , the code are generated from you , choose the style and cut and paste in your pages !



Enter the URL of any website or web page to get its Google PageRank. Remember, "www.domain.com" and "domain.com" may have different results.

Blogsvertise: Approved my Registration

Have just approved in Blogsvertise.

In their email, the mentioned that over the next few days, I should start receiving emailed advertising offers/tasks for me to blog about. I can either accept or decline them.

I need to check my email often or I can login regularly and list pending new offers that have been assigned to me.

I recieved the Registration Approval Information last November 4, 2008. We keep you posted as to what will happen next.

Monetize you Blog: LoudLaunch

Hi Folks! Have you tried LoudLaunch? As for me, I have just signed up and I do not know my future for this blog advertisement site. Anyone who have tried this? Love to hear from you.


Here are some info about it -an email from them:

Thank you for signing up with LoudLaunch. Soon you'll be earning even more doing what you love!


Below are some tips on how to get started…

1. Verify your account (you should have received an email with
instructions)
2. Login to LoudLaunch
3. Click on ‘My Blogs’ and add your information about the sites
you publish. You can add as many sites as you want (as long as
they meet our requirements)
4. Our staff will review and approve sites and blogs that
meet our criteria

(Note: Approval typically takes less than 2 weeks.)Once approved you
can…

1. Click on ‘Live Campaigns’ and review advertiser campaigns
related to your categories
2. Select relevant campaigns and write up to two times a day per
approved blog (only once per campaign per blog though)
3. Get paid every 30 days!We look forward to having you in our network
of quality, professional bloggers!

Thanks,
LoudLaunch Customer Service

So right now, I am waiting for my approval, and will keep you updated what will happen next! Just look for the label, LoudLaunch Trail

Bloggerwave: Monetize your Blog

I have tried signing up to Bloggerwave. And fortunately my blog was approved. I don't know much about Bloggerwave. Any reviews, and comments are highly appreciated. To the readers and followers of my blog, will keep you updated for this kind of blog advertising.

Below is a part of their welcome email for me.

We are delighted to welcome you to Bloggerwave, the only site that connects
bloggers and advertisers in one central location. You've been writing about
websites, products, services and companies you love for years and you have yet
to benefit from all the sales and traffic you have helped generate. That's all
about to change. By joining Bloggerwave you can benefit from those activities.
Getting started is easy and getting paid is simple.


Blogsvertise: Generate Extra Income from your Blog

Click Here to Advertise On My Blog


How does The Blogsvertise Service Work?

"Our blog advertising service is setup for bloggers and online journal writers to earn revenue/income from their online blog/journal in an easy to use, simple and effective system. It is free to register your blog and add your blog to the system for approval. Once approved, your blog goes into the assignment queue. The blogsvertise administrator then assigns writing tasks for what our advertisers want you to mention in your blog. You don't have to endorse the website product/service, just mention it in your blog and link to the advertiser website in your entry." -Blogsvertise

I have just signup to Blogsvertise today and waiting for my blog approval.

Steps to Get Started:




  • Register your account and blog.

  • Once Account was registered, add your blog for review and approval.

  • Submit the blog entry for review and approval after writing blog entry.



For more info visit : Blogsvertise.com

SocialSpark: Stages in Taking an Opportunity

When you are qualified to take an opportunity in SocialSpark (all green boxes), on the upper right corner of the web page, you can see a Take this Opportunity button, click it. It will lead to you the advertiser's description and requirements, especially the links or images to be included in your post and the number of words.

Here are the stages in taking an opp. You will received an email in your account in SocialSpark under message center and in your personal email with the following subject: (will show real sample from my opp)
  • Reservation Created - "You've successfully reserved the Opportunity My Suit II at the $11.00 offer amount. Now I'm not saying you have do it right. this. second. However, remember that you have 12 hours to complete and submit a Post on this Opp! So, now that it's in reservation, feel free to take a stretch or even a shower. Don't forget to wash behind those ears! (Then, make your post!)"
  • Post Created - "You have successfully submitted your post!
    Your post will be reviewed by Customer Love. You will be notified if the post passes or is rejected. If rejected you will be instructed on what to do next."
  • Post has Passed Automated Review - "Your post, Custom Suits at MY.SUIT, has been scanned to ensure that certain requirements have been met. It is now eligible for auto approval or manual review."
  • Your Post was Approved! - "Your post, Custom Suits at MY.SUIT, is now available for payment in 30 days."

A sample of this sponsored post can be found in Aloha GEMS site.

SnapBomb: About to Start Joining

I have found another site, Snapbomb, I guess it works like Payperpost or SocialSpark and other blog marketing or blog ads site.

After complying the necessary requirements from my blog to be approved in their site, I started looking for OPEN OPPORTUNITIES but I am not qualified for any opp. I tried to clicked Write A Snapbomb Review and applied to make a post. After 24 hours, they approved my request and I only have 4 hours left to complete my post, then they will review or reject it.

I noticed that my blog value is just $0.09 - $ 0.36. It means that if the will approved my post. they will give me that amount. Huhuhu. It is not worth of my time.

I researched for Snapbomb reviews for scams etc. But I found some complains and scam issues. I visited their Discussion board under Help and Support was okay.

I can not say more about Snapbomb unless you will post comment and share your experiences if any for snapbomb.

InboxDollars: Oct 2008 Current Earnings $16.00

This is not a scam. It is not also an easy to get rich online income.

Earnings from:


  • Reading emails - you will receive 3-5 times emails daily, just click the Confirm Reading This Email and you will earn few cents. You dont need to read the email, just click.

  • Cash offers - need to be careful in signing or giving your important info.

  • Cash Surveys -need to be careful in signing or giving you personal identification

  • Cash Games -

Important things to note in participating :

  • You will be expecting bulk or spam mails from a third party that is why you need to read the Agreement Policy before signing. You can also unsubsribe it anytime.

  • When you give you telephone number or some telemarketing will contact you. Other people did not give the exact last 1 or 2 or 3 digits numbers of their telephone.

  • Surveys are quites long from 20 minutes or more.

  • I enjoyed the cash games

  • Cash Offers too but just read carefully before joining.

  • Sometimes you will need to download software from cash offers but be careful for Trojan.

Right now, I just enjoyed clicking emails and sometimes participating in cash offers and surveys.

PayperPost: October 2008 Income $15.00

So far, I was not lucky enough to take more opportunity in PayperPost. There are several factors:



  • My Google Page Rank is Zero

  • Other bloggers had already reserved all my post where I qualify

  • Some advertisers exclude blogger domains

This $15.00 income for 3 approved post dated October 19, 20 and 27, 2008. So far, I do not have rejected post in PPP.

To view some samples of my Sponsored posts from PPP and SS , visit my Aloha GEMS site.



SocialSpark: October 2008 Income $ 63.25

Out of 9 opportunities that I had taken from October 15, 2008 - October 31, 2008, 1 blog post was rejected due to the adverstiser's requirement that blogger should be in the US Continental, unfortunately I am in Hawaii. But that was okay, At least I've learned a lesson to read carefully the requirements before taking the opp and before posting.



Below is a screen shot of the taken opportunities under my account in SocialSparks. To view my Sponsored posts sample : Go to Aloha GEMS - my sponsored blog site under PPP and SS.

How to Install Shoutbox in your Site

  1. Create an Account
  2. Choose Style.
  3. Place it in your Site.

Another question for new bloggers, "How to place the code in my site?"

  • Click Get Codes under Quick Start in your account.
  • Choose Place shoutbox on webpage.
  • Scroll down and Copy Generated Codes.
  • Login to your website (e.x. blogger)
  • Under Layout, choose Add a Gadget -> HTML/Javascript
  • Paste and Save
  • View your Blog. Done!

SocialSpark: Your Blog Has Been Approved, What's Next?

That was my questions before, What's next?
  • Login to SocialSparks

  • Look for marketplace button -> browse opportunities

  • Under POST , look for GREEN (OPEN) and GREEN (QUAL) boxes, it means that the opp is open and you are qualified to take that opp.

  • Now it is up to you which opp you will choose.

  • Take the biggest qualified offer first.

  • Click the icon of the advertiser and it will lead you to opp descriptions and requirements. Read and Read.

Got it?


SocialSparks: We were Unable to Approve your Blog

Costumer Love from SocialSparks sent me emails that they were unable to approve my blog due to the following reasons:
  • September 29, 2008 - "Unfortunately we are unable to accept your blog at this time. We require that a blog be active at least 90 days before we can approve it. Feel free to resubmit your blog when it meets this requirement."
  • October 10, 2008 - "However, we cannot approve it at this time due to its grammar.
    Please take some time to adjust the grammar in the posts to read more clearly. This will benefit your Opportunities in the Marketplace in the future. Once this is done, please resubmit your blog to us."
  • October 13, 2008 - "Your blog, Aloha Gems, is now available to all qualified users in the marketplace". Yeheey!

Lessons:

  1. Blog should be 90 days with at least 20 original posts.
  2. Always Check Spelling and your GRAMMAR.
  3. Re-read your post.

SocialSparks - Earn Money with your Blog

There are few points that I would like to share to those who have not yet tried SocialSpark in monetizing their blog:

Adding Chat Box and ShoutBox in your Site


The benefits of adding either a Cbox or ShoutBox in your website are:


  • It can add traffic to your site. - people will keep coming back to your site, if they can see you in another blog chat or shout box, they will drop by, ask for exchange links, and you will gain much and much friends all around the world!

  • It can use to communicate the readers with the readers of your blog.

  • Blogging is much each when you add this widget.

PayperPost Opportunity Page

For those who have not seen what an opportunity page looks like, This is for you. As you zoomed each picture, take note of the different specific requirements of the advertisers.




PayperPost: Your Post has been Approved

Since I have just started my Payperpost blogging, I loved to share my experiences of my present approved blogs in ppp.


  1. October 21, 2008 - This is a notification letting you know that your PayPerPost post, Collier Lap Band Surgery, has been approved. Tell your friends how quick and easy that was! -50 words

  2. October 22, 2008 - This is a notification letting you know that your PayPerPost post, Cydcor for Community, has been approved. Tell your friends how quick and easy that was! - 200 words

  3. October 28, 2008 - This is a notification letting you know that your PayPerPost post, The Promises Treatment Center, has been approved. Tell your friends how quick and easy that was! - 50 words

Note that I linked it my main blog for payperpost. Once your blog will be accepted in PayperPost, you can browse for qualified opportunities. When the opp is

  • white - means you are qualified

  • gray - means you are qualified but that opp was already taken and reserved by other bloggers

  • pink - means that you are not qualified to take the opportunity.



PayperPost: We are Unable to Approve your Blog

I signed up to PayperPost last July 5, 2008. I received emails from Costumer Love tha they were unable to approve my blog... sooo sad.... Below are the reasons:

  1. July 6, 2008 - "Unfortunately, at this time we cannot approve your blog into the Marketplace because it is hosted at wordpress.com. Wordpress.com's Terms of Service do not allow paid posts on their hosted blogs. For this reason, we cannot approve the blog because at anytime wordpress.com can suspend or delete your account (if doing paid posts) and this will decrease our advertiser's campaign results. Please feel free to join a different blog hosting community, and resubmit your blog. If you have any questions please contact us at any time. Thanks!"
  2. July 12, 2008 - "Unfortunately, blogs must be at least 30 days old in order to participate, as per our terms of service. Blog age is counted from the blog's first post. Also, a blog must have at least 10 pre-existing original quality posts (at least 3-5 sentences) in the last 30 days prior to using our service. Please refer to our Terms at http://payperpost.com/company/tos.html section 3. Please re-submit when the requirements are met. In the meantime, feel free to use PPP Direct and Affiliate tools while you work on meeting the requirements of our Marketplace!"
  3. October 6, 2008 - "Unfortunately, we are unable to accept your entry because your blog is not being indexed by search engines. There may be a setting somewhere that you need to change with your host. If not, below are web sites our users have used to help them in the process. http://blogsearch.google.com/pin or http://www.google.com/addurl/After trying this, periodically go to Google and type "site:" Once your site appears in the search results, please re-submit your blog for review.
  4. October 10, 2008 -YOUR BLOG HAVE BEEN APPROVED. YEHEEY! - This is a notification letting you know that your PayPerPost blog, Aloha Gems, has been approved and is now available.You can now take opportunities and write about them on your blog.

Lesson:

Just keep trying. Experience is the best teacher. If you have questions or comments, I'l be glad to answer or other concerned bloggers will help us figure out the simpliest way.

PayperPost Signup




I first knew PayperPost also known as (PPP) when I was joining a forum. There were sections or topics there that mentioned blogging and online earning. While reading their post, I could see they helped each other in making an acceptable blog, a blog that "sells" to PayperPost. And how everyone who were successful shared their earnings. Although blogging or any other online earning cannot replace your real job, just take this as one of your sidelines. Spending your time wisely and at the same time EARNING $$$.

Advertisers wanted to earn popularity of their products, business, websites, etc. They can only earned or gained more costumers or being popular when they advertise. Bloggers rule comes in. Blogs or website must be accessible to google, yahoo, and any other search engines. That is why you need to submit or add your site's URL to the some major search engines like google. Some advertisers set requirements like the blog must have Google Page Rank (PR) 1 - 10. But there were also advertisers that does not require any PR. At present, my Google Page Rank is Zero (0). I still have some qualified opportunity (opp) but not as much as those who have higher page rank. The offer ranges from $5 to 100 or more.

But there is no short cut in life, everybody starts from the very beginning and they got higher earnings now. So it is not a bad idea to start signing up today.

PayPal Philippines!

It has been a problem or worries to some Filipinos who wanted to use Paypal in the Philippines from United States or any part of the world in thier business and online transactions. Philippine bloggers too were not so motivated in blogging since most blog marketing companies used Paypal in paying thier bloggers, etc. Also in eBay, most people preferred to received payments thru Paypal.

Worry no more! Signup for Paypal in the Philippines, where you can withdraw up to $500 or more per month when you upgrade to premium membership using your debit, credit cards or to your Philippine bank account. Plus you can pay your online transactions anywhere in the world!



Sign up for PayPal and start accepting credit card payments instantly.

Submit your URL to Different Search Engines

Add your URL to the different search engines. Submitting to Google, Yahoo and MSN are quiet great enough because they have a large share in the marketing but if you want to more try adding your URL to any of the following websites:

My 1st Income Online: $500 for Video Contest

Hi friends!

I just wanted to share my success in joining a contest in viddiction.com where I created an original short video about learning, my video entry was intitled , The Origami of an Equilateral Triangle. I earned 239 popularity points with 18 views and 4.3 star ratings out of 5.



Here’s how it works:


  • Register or Log in

  • Create a video

  • Post a video to our database

  • Promote your video

Remember, the more videos you post, the more videos you promote, the more POPULARITY POINTS you earn, the better your chances.



Collect! Prizes will range from $50 to $500.


I won the first prize! Yeheey!


Watch my entry: Origami of an Equilateral Triangle

video

Origami is my passion, I love connecting origami to geometry in mathematics. My videos features origami from square, triangle, cube, platonic solids, soccer ball, flowers and other 3D origami. This work of art is dedicated to all origami lovers.


Remarks: This was originally postes in Aloha GEMS website dated September 21, 2008. I kept watching the viddiction website for new monthly contest but there are no updates yet as of today, October 29, 2008.


Blog Criteria Tips and Tricks

Bloggers need to take note that even if your blog was already approved, anytime when reviewed by the blog marketing company, your blog will be suspended or cut off.

A blog wiil get cut if it contains three or more of the following offenses:
  1. No post in the last 30 days.
  2. Incomprehensible.
  3. Comprised entirely of sponsored content.
  4. Poor grammar.
  5. Having a cluttered template full of flashes, widgets and automatic music.
  6. Infrequent posts.
  7. Majority of posts that barely meet the content minimums.

Novice bloggers this is a great post for you to take note while blogging

Creating Blogs at Blogger

Although there are tons of different blogging sites but Blogger is user-friendly espcially for the beginners like me. Let's try to make one as a sample since you can create blogs anywhere you like.

Go to Blogger and create a blog in three easy steps

  1. Create an account.
  2. Name you blog.
  3. Choose a templete.

Easy?

The Blogger's Trail

This page is made to document my trails into blogging. This will feature my journey on how to earn money online. I will provide the most detailed yet simplier and most relevant informations based on my experiences in this business.

Welcome new bloggers, old bloggers and those who are planning to blog. Blog the things you loved. Monetize your blog. Discover ways to how to ulitize the Internet for extra income while working from home.

Disclosures

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