Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Maverick Money Maker Program

Have you hear about the Maverick Money Maker Program?

If you have read any of my posts I'm sure that you familiar with the term, affiliate marketing. For anyone who hasn't heard the term, it is basically a way to sell or refer someone's product or program for a commission. It is a popular way to make money online and there are a number of affiliate opportunities if you know where to look.
For those who have 'figured out' the fine art of affiliate marketing, they are considered "Super Affiliates". With the right marketing, the right product and some 'know how' there are a LOT of Super Affiliates who make thousands of dollars a day.

During the last election we heard the word 'maverick' bantered around all over the place. If you don't really know what a Maverick is. It's basically "someone who doesn't do things in the expected way or some one who strikes out on his or her own against all odds."
When you take this attitude and team it with affiliate marketing, you have the "Maverick Money Maker".

It's easy to falter and even fail when we try a new venture that we don't know a lot about. Many of us get discouraged and we're afraid to ever try again. Not the Maverick Money Maker.
It takes a real 'Maverick' to pull together the courage in the face of fear and failure and become determined that they WILL matter what!

Becoming a Maverick Money Maker may not be for everyone, especially for the easily discouraged. But, with a willingness to try and an eagerness to learn, it can be very lucrative and extremely satisfying.

Take a minute and learn more about the Maverick Money Maker Program, it might just bring out the 'Maverick' in you!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Vinefire - A new program to make money on the internet

Vine Fire is a program I recently signed up with. It's FREE to join, but, if you want to make even MORE money, you can sign up for their really inexpensive upgrade.
Vinefire is an experiment and it is a work in progress. Fun, profitable, exciting.

Basically, it is a website where you can earn money for posting and clicking on links to news, videos, savings offers and more. The best links rise to the top and the worst are buried as their members vote on links submitted by everyone else.

Ways to Earn

* Click Posted Links: Log in, then go to the home page and click on any of the links posted by members. You'll currently earn $0.05 for each link you visit. The links will turn gray once you have visited them.
* Click Sponsor Links: Visiting their sponsors helps the website grow. Sponsor links are currently worth $0.50 per click.
* Vote on Links: Use the icons on the home page to vote up links you like or vote the down links you don't like. You'll currently earn $0.35 each time you vote.
* Add Links: If you have a link to an interesting web page that you think people will like, just visit the Add Link page. You'll currently earn $0.02 every time someone votes "up" on your link. (Until you reach your daily earnings limit).
* Share with Friends: Have a friend that would like our website? Visit our Share page to get your personal referral link. You'll currently earn 50% of your friends earnings every time they click a link, vote on a link, or add a link.

Currently, new members can only earn up to $3.00/day. If you would like to earn more, you can verify your account for a small fee ($5). Verifying your account takes about 2 minutes and will instantly raise your daily earnings limit to $25.00/day.

Above and beyond the earnings possibilities on Vine Fire, is the traffic that is being brought in to my own niche websites. Even if Vinefire didn't pay it's members, the increase of site traffic would be worth the time spent visiting the site and voting.

Join Vinefire!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Get Paid To Troubleshooting Tips

If you signed up for CashCrate and it appears that your offers are not clearing, consider the following possibilities:

-Your computer is not accepting cookies.

To do GPT offers it is important that your computer is set up to 'accept' cookies. Cookies are little files that are put onto your computer by the websites that you visit. Cookies are meant to follow what you do on those websites, and report back to the advertiser server when you complete an offer.

If your computer does not allow cookies to function, the advertiser that you are trying to complete the offer for does not know that you have completed the offer.

To see if you are accepting cookies, go to your IE, Firefox, etc toolbar, check the Tools, Options and Privacy (you'll see the cookies settings in the Privacy Tab.) Occasionally your virus protection programs may also be blocking access, check those programs, just to be sure.

Other reasons CashCrate give, for any offers that did not clear, include;

• You didn’t complete the entire offer. If you quit half way through a survey or don’t finish an offer, you won’t be credited. For example, many sites require that you confirm your email address at the end of the registration.

• Fake or inaccurate information was used. If you use fake information when completing an offer, you will not receive credit. Using fake or misleading information is also against our Terms of Service and will result in the termination of your account. If you’re not interested in having a company know your real information, don’t do the offer!

• You’ve done the offer before. Advertisers aren’t interested in paying for the same person to try their product or service multiple times. If you’ve done the offer (or possibly even an offer from the same company) outside of CashCrate, we won’t receive credit for it if you do it again.

• You used a gift card or prepaid credit card to do the offer. If you do an offer that requires a credit card, some companies will not credit us if you use a gift card or prepaid credit card. This is because they don’t want you signing up for a trial, only to find that your card gets declined if you continue with them after the trial period.

• You canceled the offer immediately. If you sign-up for a product trial and then immediately cancel your trial, you won’t receive credit. The point of our program is that you get paid to try products and services that you’re interested in. By canceling immediately, you’re indicating that you weren’t even interested to begin with. If you’re not interested in an offer, don’t do it!

VERY Important!!

Something that I learned, because I wasn't using my head, was that you MUST always read the fine print on the offers that you complete. I ended up signing up for a monthly entertainment subscription for taking three new IQ tests weekly, for 9.99 extra on my cell phone bill. I didn't read the fine print and just went ahead and gave my cell phone number so that I could receive my score....DUH!!
So...PLEASE read the fine print before you submit anything. If you want to (receive 3 new IQ tests a week for 9.99 a month...that's okay...I personally don't need that much entertainment in my life:)

Keep a Notebook Handy -- and -- USE it!

Whenever you sign up to complete an offer, write down who the offer is through. You'll quickly discover that company A has a survey about Brand X soft drinks and you fill that out. A few offers later you see a similiar survey and wonder if you've already filled that one out...or not.
Keep your notebook handy and fill out EVERY offer that you do...and whether or not it was completed...I may start an offer, get a ways into it and discover that they want me to sign up for something for free and all I need do is pay for shipping. If I do complete the offer...I need to make a note of what 'transpired'.
And..if you do complete the Brand X soft drinks survey through company A and you try to complete it again through Company F, you will only get credit for one. No sense in wasting your time.

A few TIPS to know...

If you do the GPT and Survey Programs, do get a new email through Yahoo or Gmail that you use only for these programs. You'll be getting a lot of email and you don't want to fill up your regular mail box.
Be sure that you do not use an email address that contains any obscenities or the word spam in it, or you may not be able to do many of the offers.
Also, do not have a period (.) in your email as it is something a lot of spammers have begun to do and the advertisers are beginning to catch on and not allow offers to be completed with such emails.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Make Money With No Money

I have searched, for months, for ways to make money with no money.

I found a company that I wanted to let you know about, perhaps you have heard of it, CashCrate.

CashCrate is one of the better programs I have found in all of my searching for legitimate programs that will help me in my 'quest' to earn a living online. It hasn't been that long since I signed up, but so far I am finding it pretty easy to make money with no money spent on a daily basis just by doing some surveys and free offers.

As you know, from my previous posts, I have been searching for legitimate and honest ways to make money on the Internet, with no money to spend for expensive programs, software and the latest and greatest 'secrets' to success. I started doing this, several years ago, before all of the hub-bub about the economy, because I needed to find myself a way to make a living. If it costs me money, (more than just a few dollars a month), then I simply have to 'move on'..see...I need to MAKE money...not SPEND it.

Cashcrate is 'similiar' to Project Payday (and you know what I thought of that program)..but, it is different enough, and simpler enough, that I thought I'd give CashCrate a go.

Basically, the way it works is, companies need people who are willing to try and review products, services, and websites and they are willing to pay to have them do so. Think of the phone calls you've gotten from poll companies who ask your opinions on a number of topics, they want your feed-back but you're asked to do this without any compensation. But, CashCrate takes the money companies give them for our participation, and give us back up to 75% of it! That's what I'm looking for, ways to make money with no money!

The amount of money you can make is dependent on what country you're from (there are more offers for English speaking countries but, there are offers for other countries, as well) and how much time you're willing to spend to making money. Most members do have the opportunity to make more than a thousand dollars!

What I like about CashCrate is that it is free to join, I don't have to complete any credit card offers to earn money and through CashCrate I have found a couple of other
companies that I've made even more money through.

I will have a follow up post to this one...that goes into GPT tips and need to know info.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Getting Backlinks

If you want higher conversions traffic
you'll need to be getting backlinks that are
RELATED to your niche.
Here are some of the ways you can create backlinks:
1. Social bookmarking
2. Commenting on blogs and forums
3. Pinging and RSS feed
4. Video submission sites
5. Backlinking to the same sites as your competition
6. Submitting your url - linking to other websites
7. Backlinking from your blog
8. Backlinking from your articles

Friday, April 17, 2009

Article directories

Article directories are places where anybody can submit their articles for free. With each article you can provide a resource box with information and links about yourself and your websites.
By submitting your articles,
you are also allowing the directories to allow other ezine
and content publishers the rights to reprint your articles.
Anybody reprinting your articles have to
provide your resource box with the article.
Here are a few article directories to get you started.

Bukisa - Submit Article - Syndicate - Make Money
A new article publishing site that will pay you to submit your content to them.
Another search engine directory for articles.
Allows ezine or email list publishers to upload or download
free expert content that can be used within email newsletters, blogs or websites.
Find free articles for your website, blog, eZine or newsletters.
Free article directory where you can submit your articles
with unique content
to get search engine friendly backlinks

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Niche Market Example

Here is a small video on a Niche Marketing example.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Niche Hunting

Here is a video I found on 'Niche Hunting'. (The video volume was a little low on my laptop...just an F.Y.I., so you can adjust your volume accordingly.)
This is part of the Thirty Day Challenge program, of which I am not yet familiar with, but have provided a link for anyone who wants further investigation.

Friday, April 10, 2009

A Niche Experiment

I want to let you in on a niche experiment
I have going.
It's actually one of several, following the bum (affiliate) marketing
To begin with...I set up a Squidoo Lens
that is about the advantages of becoming Energy Independent.
From the Squidoo Lens I have a link
to my
and my
which have my affiliate links to the
Earth 4 Energy product.
I also have a couple of other affiliate links
to Amazon based products...that might produce a sale or two
for me.
After building the Squidoo Lens
and writing the couple of blogs...
I wrote a couple of articles for Ezine Articles
linking those
back to my Squidoo lens
and my Home and Garden blog.
I put up a small website
that I need to finish...but once finished
will link all of the other
sites together.
Now..I haven't had a whole lot
of traffic yet...though I haven't visited any forums...
I am going to take this experiment one step
further and see if
I can get some traffic moving.
If I succeed...I'll let you in on that secret.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Find a Niche and Fill It!

We've all heard the saying..
"find a need and fill it"...
this post is a small sampling of some folks
who took that literally...
their mantra...
"find a niche and fill it!"

There are a bunch of regular folks, like you and me,

who are doing product launches in all sorts of regular markets

(or even some tiny little obscure markets)

and making small fortunes.

John Gallagher did it teaching people about "medicinal and edible herbs and plants."

Todd Brown did it in the massage therapy market... with a list of only 312 people.

Jane Savoie did it in the "dressage" market

(for those who don't know....dressage is HORSE BALLET --- really) -

and she made $140,000 launching a product to 817 people

What is YOUR Niche???

Are you ready to...

'find a niche and fill it'?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Setting Up a PayPal Account

Video tutorial on how to set up a PayPal account and link it to your eBay account.