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Cashcrate is one of those GPT survey sites where you get paid to answer brief surveys, enter your email address or submit your zip code. Cashcrate is totally free to join and it costs nothing to make money. Best part is, you really can make money online with Cashcrate and a quite a few other GPT sites.

I am a true believer that anyone.... hear that? anyone can make money online - and these survey sites are the best way to get started. You do NOT need special computer knowledge or equipment. It takes no money to make money, and you can work on it when YOU want to.

If you have an internet connection you can earn money online. It truly is as simple as that.

Besides, I don't think I know anyone who wouldn't want an extra $50 a month - and $50 a month is VERY easy to accomplish. Better yet, that $50 a month could easily become $500, $1000, or $1500 a month if you work at and build a solid downline (Yes, you get paid for the efforts for those your refer, too).

Needless to say, I really have been impressed by Cashcrate and some other GPT sites.

I decided to really research Cashcrate in July. I didn't promote it, but I took some time and did some offers, researched the company, read user feedback, and checked to see what kind of money can be made with Cashcrate.

All of it was positive and I even saw some very nice checks paid to super referrers of Cashcrate.

I put very little effort into completing offers and surveys, but managed to accumulate earnings.

All good - just one little last detail I needed to know.

Would Cashcrate actually pay me?

Today, a little trip down to my mailbox answered my question.

I got paid from Cashcrate!

The small amount reflects the small amount of time invested - AND the fact that I didn't refer others - BUT this check will pay for my cable internet =) Works for me!

Here's my check:

Not quite $60 but considering the effort that went into it...well, let's just say that it was a nice "gift" I got in the mail today!

Now I know that if I actually apply effort to this, Cashcrate could turn into a super additional income stream each month!

Would you be ok with an extra $50 a month? an extra $500???

Yes? Good! Get signed up with Cashcrate!

Do you know anyone that would like an extra $50 or more a month? (Isn't that a silly question? Sheesh, with Christmas and all coming, who doesn't want some extra money?) If you think you might know someone that would like some extra money, get them to sign up for Cashcrate, too!

We can have one great big, enormous, money making party!

So, get signed up, and let's get this party started!

If you still need more info, feel free to read How To START Making Money Online. I put together a simple, step-by-step guide that can anyone started making money from their computer. There is a link at the end of this post.

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The basic premise behind Squidoo is the observation that people want insight and meaning when they search for information on the internet. This is what drove Seth Godin to develop Squidoo.

Squidoo is about developing a community of people who are building web pages (or lenses - which is what Seth has called them) on a range of diverse subjects.

Did you know that Squidoo welcomes Internet Marketers like us. You don't have to develop techniques to get around the Terms of Service (TOS) as you do with some other Web 2.0 sites.

In fact Squidoo practically falls over themselves to provide you with a free and easy-to-use environment to help your online business grow.

Are You Using Squidoo To Make Money On The Internet Yet? If you're not, then you're leaving subscribers and money on the table!

You're missing out on one of the most powerful free advertising mediums that has ever hit the internet.

Squidoo, at this moment, is one of the fastest growing social networks on the internet. A growing number of Internet Marketers have been using this website's free advertising to:

> Expand their affiliate marketing business

> Establish themselves as an expert in any niche they desire

> Build lists and generate targeted traffic to their websites

> Claim top rankings in Google for highly competitive keywords

The trick to actually making this work for you is to have access to the right information and the tricks of the trade from experts that are actually building lenses themselves and optimizing them to help Google's natural search engine pick them up.

These are the things I teach in my Squidoo Profit System, and now, I have come across a great deal on a new Squidoo Guide to hit the market.

Module 1 of the Squidoo Training Formula "What The Heck Is Squidoo?" contains an interview with Bob Jenkins. Bob is an ex-school teacher and is the force behind the premier site on the internet for all things associated with Squidoo.

In this interview Bob demystifies the Squidoo terminology and shows you how he has created lenses that rank in the top three of Google.

Go ahead and type in the phrase "top network marketing companies" into Google and you will see that Bob's lens is ranked in the top three listings.

Do you understand what that will do for your Internet Business?

Squidoo Training Formula is currently in pre-launch and I have a special link to get a very special rate (the only way to get this special rate is detailed at the end of this post). You may notice that the direct link to this product is a "sign up to be notified when this product is released" type page. If you follow the link at the bottom of this post here, you can "sneak in" before the rate goes up.

John is also including a full ebook transcript of the interview and Master Resale Rights to anyone that sends him an honest opinion about Squidoo Training Formula.

Squidoo is one of the fastest growing Web 2.0 websites for Internet Marketers. You can build a Squidoo lens in less than 15 minutes and best of all it is free. "What The Heck Is Squidoo?" will get you up and running quickly and heading towards the 1st page of Google!

Maybe you have heard about Squidoo but don't fully understand what it is and how it can be used to fast track your internet marketing business.

What if you could sit down and grill a Squidoo expert who has his Squidoo lenses ranked on the 1st page of Google's natural search engine time and time again and has been featured in the New York Times, what sort of questions would you ask?

Perhaps you'd want to know...

> What the heck is this thing called Squidoo and why should I care about it?

> How can Squidoo be used to build my business?

> How can I build a FREE visitor interactive website in 5 minutes that will rank highly?

> What are the three things you need to do to generate tons of free traffic?

You can get all these answers - and so much more with Squidoo Training Formula.

The only way to get the special pre-launch rate is to click here. Right now, it is $7 - but just for a few more days. This product is scheduled to officially lauch at 6 am on August 28th. As of that moment, this special rate will no longer be available.

Heck, It's almost as good as my Squidoo Profit System ;)

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Yes way. Can you believe the Big G didn't have enough funds to cover a modest check to an adsense earner? According to the experience of MobileJones, this all is very, very real.

The authors comical re-inactment flat out made me laugh my ass off!

This is a really short post, but I just had to share. Unreal - A bounced check from Google? No WAY!

Oh yes way.... read about it here.

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Making money from blogging isn't rocket science, but it certainly can be difficult if you don't know what you're doing. My friend, David Bullock (of Squidoo Blueprint fame) has developed a way to monetize your blog in minutes and ensure that you will make money every time someone visits it. That’s right, no catch either.

"...This is the real thing. This method has the potential for anyone that is working from home on the Internet to make money online. This is long term, this is short term, you only need to decide which way you want to go with it. Additionally, the ideas this has generated has my mind reeling and I am immediately implementing this into the foundation of all my Internet marketing endeavors. Bum Marketing step down there is a new kid in town..."

The 20 minute video included in Instant Blog Cash is exactly what it promises to be...and more. David "wow-ed" me with Squidoo Blueprint and I can't believe it, but he has done it again!

Find out more about Instant Blog Cash

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In this quick post, I'd like to show you how you can quickly and easily build niche content sites that require you to do a little setup work in the beginning but will continually update themselves on autopilot. First let's talk about what a content site is. We'll then get into how to build then, and finally how to profit from them.

A content site is a site that is targeted to a specific niche. Usually it's a smaller niche and not a huge niche like, for example, animals. Instead a content site would be on a smaller niche like dogs. All the content on the site is totally on that one smaller niche. I'm sure you've visited many content sites without even knowing what type of sites they were.

The great thing about niche content sites is that anyone can easily develop and profit from them. many people think this is a hard task but with some simple tools and knowledge it can be very easy to do. So let's dive right into creating niche content sites and the steps you'll need to follow.

The first thing you'll need to do is pick a niche for your content site. It can be something your interested in or something that you just think of off the top of your head. Don't let picking a niche take up a lot of your time. It's really easy to do. Just pick something as your first niche as a "practice run". Once you've learned how to set them up then you can worry more about selecting the right niche.

Once you've picked your niche you'll then need to do some keyword to build your content site around. This can easily be done with any type of keyword research tool. If you search online you can find many different keyword research tools both free and paid. Do some research and pick on that will fit you and your budget.

Now here's where the fun begins. Pick a template to use for your content site. You can also find both free and paid templates online by searching around in any search engine. By using a template, you can choose how you want your site to look without having to know how to actually design and build a site. Once you have a template, load it up to your site and get ready to add your automatically updating content to it.

This automatically updating content will come from RSS feeds that you add to your site. You can search for RSS feeds by going to blog directories or RSS directories around the web. Even some article directories will provide you with RSS feeds. These are probably my favorite feeds to use because the content is usually very good. Be sure to use your keywords to find RSS feeds related to your niche.

The best thing about using RSS feeds is that you don't have to create the content. Other people create the content and by using their RSS feed the content is placed onto your site. Each time they add new content your site gets new content without you having to do anything. But how? That's a good question...

In order to add an RSS feed to your site, you'll need to use some kind of RSS aggregator. You can find both free and paid ones online that will give you instructions on how to use them to add RSS feeds to your site. Most are very easy to use, so don't let this big "techy" term scare you.

After you've your site setup with the RSS feeds added to it, you'll have complete automatically updating content site.

Creating automatically updating content sites is a great way to create a nice income stream quickly and easily. I encourage you to take what you've learned from this quick guide and do more research so you can get started right now!

Want to learn more about creating and profiting from automatically updating content sites? Rss Cash Secrets is giving away a free video tutorial that will walk you step-by-step through creating your own automatically updating content sites. You'll also learn the exact steps to creating an insane income with three easy income plans using nothing but the content sites that you create! Get your free membership here.

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The term Niche Marketing, when applied to the internet marketing industry, simply means marketing products online to smaller, and more focused, markets that are under-served by the marketing community. As an internet marketer, you probably already understand how a high volume of searches matched with a low number of search engine returns equals gold. There are lots of folks looking and ready to buy, but not much for them to find - until you come along and dominate that niche.

One of my favorite online marketers, Andrew Hansen, came out with a "little" product earlier this year called Niche Marketing on Crack. This "little" product of Andrews rocked the internet marketing community. I can remember it being announced in the Warrior Forum and the marketing "frenzy" it created. I feel certain that I am not the only one that really got a lot out of that product. Best part is, Niche Marketing on Crack was not about an internet marketing fad. This system, and this advice still apply, and probably will for a long time.

The basic premise behind Niche Marketing on Crack is a system to find small, under-served markets online, and building small and tightly-focused websites to serve that market - and making a lot of money in the process. The whole system Andrew lays out is excellent - keyword research, market research...the whole enchilada. And it's all so darn easy! Many, many online marketers are following this concept every day - even though they may have NO idea of who Andrew Hansen is or about that "little" product he created. (Sadly, many that never read Niche Marketing on Crack are doing it all wrong, too. Yikes!)

Andrew Hansen KNOWS Niche Marketing. He not only teaches it - he lives it.

He walks the walk and I completely respect that about him.

Earlier today, it was brought to my attention that Andrew Hansen has a new niche marketing report out.

It took me all of three seconds to decide to buy it (shoot, for $7, what's to think about? It's from Andrew Hansen for goodness sake!)

This report on Niche Marketing is very, very good. Andrew talks about the future of niche marketing and the things we, as online marketers, will need to do to adapt to the changes. I've read it twice already and I have to say, this report really opened my eyes and helped me to re-adjust my thinking towards niche marketing as a whole.

Andrew also offered solid ideas for building a long-term online business and some really great ideas for making some quick money online with a small amount of effort. His idea on page 21 is pretty awesome it's nice to read an internet marketing report that actually has fresh and new ideas in it.

I feel like I got a secret insiders look at the way he runs his online business and niche marketing efforts as he shared his tools that he uses (no, these are not promotional tools that he is promoting for profit). As someone who is very focused on niche marketing with blogs lately, I can't wait to try all this stuff out.

I was disappointed that the report was not longer than the 29 pages I received - I really wanted him to keep talking for another 100 pages! But hey, how much can someone give away for $7?

A few of the things Andrew talks of in his niche marketing report upset me a bit - these were revelations that caused a bit of the ol "paradigm shift" that I need to hear...but really didn't want to hear about the niche marketing business.

If you are looking for 29 pages of miracle "magic bullets" that will require no work on your part but will make you rich over night, this is not a report for you. However, Andrew did share a solid idea for "quick money" that the selfish side of me is ok if you don't want to know (more for me! haha!)

Now, if you are serious about your online business and want solid information about niche marketing from someone who knows what he is talking about - I highly recommend the tiny $7 investment.

Check out Andrew Hansens Niche Marketing report. (You'll be glad you did)

Take a moment to check out these other awesome niche marketing products by Andrew Hansen:

Niche Marketing on Crack

(There is a cool follow-up product to this called Niche Marketing on Crack -- for Dummies - worth a look! )

Article Speed Writing - (this is awesome, too)

Niche Empire Generator - FREE access to this amazing product! if you're a niche marketing blogger, like me, you will LOVE this!

As you can tell by Andrew Hansens product line, the man walks and talks, eats and breathes, niche marketing. I feel sure you will find his insights, advice, and marketing tips to be high-quality and totally relevant. I don't buy much...but this niche marketing report was a "no-brainer" for me.

I really hope you enjoy this massive amount of niche marketing info. This is all totally helping me with my niche blogging efforts and I will be focusing on the content and advice from all these products in the next few weeks as I get my niche empire rockin'!

My NEXT product I can't wait to review is from another one of my favorite internet marketing producers, Dave Bullock. He is the wonderfully terrific man that got me to Squidoo Blueprint. His latest, Instant Blog Cash, is right up my alley! After all - Squidoo is hyped-up niche marketing, isn't it? I can't wait to review Daves latest!

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I have been blogging my butt off. Seriously - I don't think my butt is there any longer. Or, my butt is just numb from sitting here at this computer for hours on end as I've been creating my empire of niche blogs.

But (butt?), no matter how burnt-out I am right now, I am loving niche blogging. Each niche blog is a different niche. I opted to not do the whole "tie all your blogs together in a niche network" method. I like variety...don't tie me down to one subject. Besides, if all the niche blogs are closely related in topic, wouldn't it get boring and repetitive? I know it sure would for me!

I really put off getting into blogging. I knew it was a powerful free resource that I was ignoring. I also knew it was the perfect platform to tie article marketing and Squidoo together, but I still didn't do it.

Why? I think some of it may have had to do with "learning burnout". Coming into internet marketing there is SO much to learn, and I taught myself so much. It seemed every step I took I found more to read and a heap that I didn't know that required me educating myself about.

I think I got tired of learning =)

Finally, I took the plunge and took my own blogging advice for new bloggers. Then, I delved into niche blogging.

Basically, niche blogging is blogging about very tightly focused topics and gearing the reader towards one, or two, affiliate products or monetizing actions. Adsense is a common blog monetization technique, but I'll tell ya what... I was in NO hurry to try and make another $3.50 a month from adsense ads (sarcasm intended...thank you for noticing). Finally, I gave in and learned how to earn money from adsense on niche blogs and actually see results of it working. Each niche blog I add to my collection justs adds more revenue to my pocket now that I "get it".

I know there are professional bloggers out there that make really good money from one individual blog. However, I don't think that is a reality for the average joe (or jane). Blogging for profit for those that want no overhead and very little investment takes a LOT of blogs.

And that is exactly what I've been doing - making a LOT of blogs...and each blog takes a LOT of content and keyword research.

So, I've been blogging my butt off. But, by golly, I can already see results! When you combine niche blogging, article marketing, and total niche domination.

I'm hoping that by blogging my butt off now and getting all the seeds planted, that I will be able to golf my butt off more later while my niche blogs make money for me with a lot less work.

I'm all about this computer of mine generating long-term passive income for me. If that means a case of numb-butt for a few months in exchange for a healthy, low-effort income coming in later - I'm all for it!

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Craigs List is a powerhouse site for the online marketer. As of my last check, Craigslist classifieds are like the seventh most visited site online. This free resource for affiliate marketing is difficult to overlook when that kind of exposure is available.

If you take a look at the Craigs List site, you might feel like I do - a bit over-whelmed and not quite sure what direction to head or how to start marketing on that PR 8 website. (Yes, a Page Rank of EIGHT! Think that kind of inbound link could help your site??)

I've been doing a lot of research about marketing on Craigslist classifieds. Seems Craigs List is getting tougher and it's becoming increasingly more common for marketing ads to get deleted -quickly. I've seen discussions on marketing forums with theories about graphics being better than text, about multiple email addresses vs one email account (apparently, Craigs List tracks by ip address). Lots and lots of theories, but no solid plan to show how to get a piece of the massive amounts of traffic that site sees.

I've been "dabbling" in marketing on craigslist, and I have to say - when the ads don't get zapped, the results are....well, the results are magical. It impressed me enough from sales AND traffic that I decided to dig deeper. I wanted to learn how to post an ad on craigslist classifieds in an effective way - and find out how to get my affiliate links within the ad (and the ad NOT get deleted).

I picked up an inexpensive ebook on Craigs List Marketing that helped me a lot. Turns out to be fairly simple. Yes, marketing on the craigslist classifieds takes some upkeep and your ads need to be rotated and reposted, but now that I have an actual system.... well, it's just magical!

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Ok, I admit it - I held back a GPT site (Get Paid To) from you. Yes, it looked great. Five referral levels (20%, 10%, 5%, 3%, 1%) and paying monthly by Paypal - all good, and I didn't tell you.

Here's the problem. This GPT site is new. I didn't see a forum or any user feed-back, so naturally I was hesitant to refer this survey site to others. So, I shot off an email to the owners. I received a response today and I like what I hear.

Hello Jennifer, sorry for the late response, we are clogged with daily
e mails right now. We had a database glitch/bug we have just fixed and are backed up on e mails.

Regarding your questions.

XSVCash was launched in JUNE 2007. We have gone through only 1 payout cycle. We pay once at the end of every month, for the previous months balance. Since we launched JUNE 21st, only a handful of members
reached MIN payout for the end of JULY payments in that 1 1/2 week time frame at the end of June.

Right now there is no XSVCash forum but we plan on adding that very
shorty so stay tuned, its in the works. And yes the 1st thread will
be a "Proof Of Payments" thread.

We assure you XSVCash is a legit GPT site and don't hesitate to recommend us to others. There is only $7 to earn to reach payout, it
can be earned in as little as completing 2-3 freebie offers. No offers require credit cards at all. So there is very little risk involved with our site. Most of our new members in august sign-ed up and reached MIN payout ($10) in under 15 min after joining.

We'd like to welcome you aboard jennifer and please let us know if you
have any more questions.

support team

So, there's the "scoop" on this new Gpt site, XSVCash. I like GPT sites that are new - it is much easier to promote a site that isn't already over-saturated in the market.

I am amazed the the high pay-outs on this site. Kiss those 25 cent surveys goodbye! Best thing is, they watch out for the users - none of those cell phone number submits - and NO credit card required offers, either! These offers pay dollars...not cents.

I'd love to hear feedback from anyone already using XSVCash.

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I've been enjoying a free ebook I picked up today. It's quite a helpful ebook about using blogs - free blogs - to create internet marketing profit. Now THAT topic is right up my alley!

I got my copy of Blogging for Profit from a cool website that gives away free monthly gifts. This site just started at the beginning of this summer and already there are some super products in there! The next ebook I will download is Automatic Money Machine then I think I'll check out the latest release (just released today) Google Adsense Empire Handbook.

if you enjoy getting great affiliate marketing reports and info for free, check out Free Monthly Gifts.

Now back to Blogging for Profit.....

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If you are a webmaster, you know how important link popularity is to your website. DiscountClick offers great packages to help you build link popularity for your site.

All of the manually created link building packages available on DiscountClick are designed to help your site build credibility within the search engines. And we all know, if the search engines love you - you're golden!

None of the created links from DiscountClick are reciprocal or three-way links. These links are powerful one-way links manually built that will give your site the search engine power it needs to get that "authority" status from the search engines. Organic traffic is the best traffic of all, and building your sites link popularity is the best way off-page to achieve this.

If you're a web site owner that wants to boost your search engine power and your PR, I would take a look at the services DiscountClick offers.

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Came across a cool website today that specializes in matching advertisers up with blogs and websites to advertise on. Dclick Ads doesn't only offer banner ads, they also offer text ads and links that are embedded directly in the text content.

It is free to join Dclick Ads and they handle all the billing, placement, and tracking for ads. Nice!

For webmasters/bloggers to participate in this program, you must own your site and have the ability to use php/asp. Earnings are from impressions or by clicks and payments are mailed by PayPal monthly. It is completely free for webmasters to participate. Earnings incur a 25% processing fee which is subtracted from your monthly payments. What I like best is that webmasters have complete control over what ads they do, or do not, choose to display on their site. Their approval system keeps you in control of the advertisements on your site. That is a definite plus!

If you own your own blog domain, or have your own website, check out Dclick Ads. Every bit of revenue helps!

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I got tired of submitting my articles manually. Article submission by hand is a tedious and boring process. I'd much rather match socks than try and submit my articles to enough directories to gain the powerful backlinks and exposure I wanted - and needed. Playing the search engine game is not much different that being involved in a popularity contest. The more links pointing BACK to your site, the more Google likes you.

Also, to be perfectly honest, the more times my articles come up in the search engine returns, the more likely I am to make sales.

So I went on my quest for article submission software. Yup, a good old fashioned article submitter that would blast my articles all over the internet.

Found one article submitter - Article Submitter Pro. Looks good. Does everything I want (and then some). Uh boy, but wait- "only 3 "easy" payments of $56 each.


Then I found it - an incredible piece of software called...

Article Submitter

What a wacky, crazy, and off-the-wall name, huh? (ha)

Article Submitter is the Fastest and Easiest way to get your articles posted on hundreds of article directories without spending hours and hours on the manual labor of doing so!

* Use Article Submitter and your articles to establish yourself as an expert in your particular area.

* Use Article Submitter and your articles to make more sales.

* Use Article Submitter and your articles to generate more traffic.

* Use Article Submitter and your articles to increase your Google Page Rank.

* Use Article Submitter and your articles to boost your Alexa rating.

Yes, that is what I'm looking for....

Tell me more.

We have 163 Directory sites already loaded in but you are welcome to load in as many more as you wish.

No where in any articles you submit will you ever see any mention of us or our software, not to mention the Article Directory owners will not have any idea you used a submission tool, your articles will look totally hand submitted.

Article Submitter software stores all of your personal information, resource box, and articles.

You then click the submit button and bam...

BAM! We have a winner!

Oh, wait.... the price tag.

Know what? I'm not going to ruin the surprise for you.

If you are tired of manually submitting your articles, too, check out Article Submitter.

It is a sweet piece of software that gives me more results for my article marketing efforts for a lot....a LOT less time.

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In the grocery store today, I walked down the bread aisle. I simply needed a loaf of bread. One loaf - white bread - in slices...How many different ways can a loaf of bread be presented?

Apparently, lots and LOTS of ways. I suddenly had this feeling of being over-whelmed with too many options. All I wanted was a loaf of white bread.

I admit that I am a part of a very spoiled generation. I am part of the generation that has had jingles such as "Have it your way" and "Special orders don't upset us" as our motto.

Driving home I thought about all the marvelous choices we have in our lifetimes. Then it hit me - how many people choose to do nothing when faced with the abundance of options if life?

Ironically, I was reviewing a report by Willie Crawford tonight - How to make $1000 to $2000 in 24 hours - and he has a quote in there that summed up what I was thinking.

...I did not want to give you too many options because generally when a person is given too many choices that leads to making no choice.

Oh, Willie - you are so right! Of course he is - he has "only" been in the internet marketing business for 11+ years ( I feel he might know what he's talking about).

When you come down the "bread aisle" of internet marketing, it is SO easy to get over-whelmed with all the amazing choices you have to use your computer to earn money. Gurus and the "latest and greatest" ideas come at you left and right - everyone has the best way (and oddly, it is their way) - Unbelievable "secrets" are marketed AT you in big, bold, RED letters...


Do this -

Pick one idea - any idea - and focus completely on that one option for one week.

Yes, only one week. You can do that!

Start a blog, write a report, make a lens on Squidoo, begin a GPT referral campaign.... just start.

I guarantee that whatever you choose to DO will be the right choice!

The only wrong choice would be to choose to do nothing.

If you always do what you've always done -
You'll always get what you've always got!

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So many article marketing efforts are wasted and just plain useless. It's a sad story, but unfortunately, it's all too common. There is one imperative characteristic that all successful article marketers have in common - proper keyword density.

Yes, it is as simple as that. Those that succeed with article marketing know that if they don't properly optimize their content for the search engines, they are wasting their time. What is the point of spending all that effort on writing content that the search engines won't even find?

If readers can't find your articles, you don't make sales. Period.

For the readers that are unfamiliar with article marketing, let me refer you to the Bum Marketing Method ebook. This course is completely free and will take you article marketing from Step one to Sales. There is no way I could explain it any better - and no reason for me to try and "re-invent the wheel".

Keyword density is a tricky little business. If your keyword density is too low, Google ignores you. If your keyword density is too high - Google hates you. Naturally, if your density is just right - Google loves you.

I gave up a long time ago trying to guess my keyword density, or using web-based keyword density analyzers. If I was going to take the time to write web content for the search engines, I wanted it right. Being that I am a time-saver (perhaps we can call it "lazy"? haha), I invested in a very, very low-cost article analyzer.

Article Analyzer is a user-friendly (and computer friendly) piece of software that opens a simple window on my desktop. I type my articles in there as if it was my word processor. Thing is, this is a so much better than a word processor.

With the one window, I can:

  • Check my keyword density in one simple click

  • Check my spelling

  • Get my word count

  • Find out how many times a word or phrase appears in my content - with density percentages

  • Save my content in wither .txt or HTML format

  • "Quick Spot" my keywords with a highlighting feature

  • Article Analyzer has become an invaluable tool to me. It certainly helped me earn more for my purchased articles on Associated Content and my "Bum Marketing" efforts have drastically improved. I highly recommend this little piece of software for anyone who writes for Associated Content. Keyword density is key to higher offers and can make the difference between a well-paid and accepted article - and a declined article.

    So, there you have it. My "secret weapon" for my article marketing efforts.

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    Yes, there really are legitimate work at home opportunities to earn extra money online. That's right... You can sit at home, at your computer, and earn some extra money for bills, help pay off debt, or for something cool you are saving for.

    I do it.

    As the beginning of a new school year approaches, I imagine moms all over are finding themselves in a similar position as myself.

    Does this sound familiar?

    We could use some extra money coming in to the household. The kids are going back to school so I have more 'free' time. I do not want to work outside the home because it is important to me that I raise my kids and that I am available to my family. But.... we sure could use some extra money....

    If that statement sounds familiar to you - I can promise you are NOT alone.

    Been there, done that!

    It was a statement similar to the above that brought me to my computer to really search and learn how to make my computer work for me.

    It is SO possible to earn extra money online. I've gotten to where I am not simply making "extra" money, I am earning an income online.

    I want to tell the world that anyone can do this, too!

    If you follow my blog at all, you may be familiar with a whole series of posts I did on How to START Making Money Online - Step by Step. This is a great place to start and to get your new online business going. It's all information about 100% free, and totally legitimate, methods to start making extra money online.

    Today, I want to add a new site to the mix. I considered just adding this site to a previous post about more gpt sites to promote, but this site has really knocked my socks off. I am VERY impressed. Therefor, it deserved its own post.

    Introducing - Squishy Cash.

    The very first thing I noticed after signing up was -

    I already earned $3.00 - just for signing up!

    The site itself is "clean", easy-to-use, and is very geared towards motivating its members.

    The forum at Squishy Cash is responsive, active - and packed full of proof of payments from happy members.

    Along with the $3 sign-up bonus, there is a 3 level referral program, a $1 bonus each time a referral of yours simply completes one offer, incentive "chips" you can earn to redeem for prizes, and a monthly calendar full of daily contest and extra earning opportunities.

    Look at todays contest:

    August 12th
    Can you earn the most?
    Every Squishy Cash member that has an offer approved today, August 12th, which pays out $5.00 or more, will get $2.00 added to their account balance! So, if you complete 3 offers that payout $5.00 or more and are approved, we will give you an extra $6.00 on top! You can do as many offers as there is time in the day! There is no limit to the amount of extra FREE cash you can make!

    Now THAT is awesome!

    For this upcoming week, they are running this contest:

    7-day Completion Contest
    August 12th-18th
    Can you complete the most offers?
    Paying 10 spots in cash and chips! 1st wins $60.00 total instantly via paypal, check, amazon or sephora gift card. All other places will be credited to the users account balance!

    And for this month, they have THIS awesome contest:

    August Earnings Bonus
    August 1st-31st
    Earn $250 in the month of August and automatically win $25!

    Goodness - Looks at these site stats for Squishy Cash

    Total Paid:
    Total Pending:
    1,108 Offers
    Worth $6,814 & 2160 chips!
    2,372 Members

    Awesome, isn't it?

    If you are looking for legitimate work at home opportunities to earn extra cash, use this invitation link and join me on Squishy Cash !!

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    I'm always on the look out for cool ways to make money with blogs. Today I signed up for Blogvertise and I am really excited to get started with their program.

    Blogvertise pays bloggers to review websites and post their review on their blog. Simple, right? I think so. I also like the idea of being shown new things on the internet and being able to talk about them.

    I like to talk =)

    Here's how blogvertise works :

    You are assigned tasks that you can accept or deny. These tasks involve going to a website, taking a look around, and writing a review about that site on your blog. Each task may have more specific instructions, but that is the over-all "gist" of the blogvertise system.

    Review posts for blogvertise need to have at least 75 words and must include at least 3 links back to the reviewed site. Before you even ask -

    No, you cannot simply copy/paste content from the site to be reviewed (shame on you for even asking that! haha!). Your review needs to be unique and honest. Blogvertise wants genuine feedback.

    Cool part is - blogvertise pays you for these reviews! You can make $4 - $20 per review - nice extra money each month, huh? Advertisers can also request your blog if they like what they see. Notice the new link in my side bar that says "Advertise on my blog"? Yup, thats for blogvertise!

    New blogs can have a more difficult time getting approved to participate in blogvertise. If your blog is less than 90 days old (like mine), they will do a review and see if your blog has been cached by Google. My blog has - and I try to keep it quite active around here with good content - so maybe they will approve me. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

    Have a blog? Looking for a cool, new way to monetize your blog?

    Check out Blogvertise.

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    I get many emails, private messages, and questions in forums about my experience with Squidoo that I figured it's time to spill it and do something very unconventional.

    This will be unusual.

    No, this will be flat-out WEIRD.

    I am about to interview myself.

    Now, don't get me wrong - I am not going to talk to myself, but I am going to re-print the most common questions I get asked about my "career" on Squidoo.

    Why not, right? It's not like Squidoo is some deep, dark secret.

    So, here we go. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to leave them in the comment section. I'll answer asap.

    How long have you been active on Squidoo?

    I think I signed up for Squidoo in Feb or March of 2007. I remember hearing about it and really liking the concept/vision Seth Godin had for the site. However, I signed up and had NO CLUE what I was supposed to be doing or how to do it. I messed around with it for a little, and then I guess I gave up and forgot about it.

    What brought you back to Squidoo?

    A little book called Squidoo Blueprint. I read that ebook and it's like a lightbulb went off. Not only did I "get" what I was trying to accomplish, but I had a uhhh...well, for lack of a better word, I had a blueprint to follow that showed me HOW to accomplish it. It certainly was a defining moment.

    After that "defining moment", how did you do with your lenses?

    I made notes of my first attempt with making Squidoo lenses after reading Squidoo Blueprint. I created a few lenses on May 2, 2007 and they all did well, and it was QUICK.

    For example, my still best-performing lens, Lens Exposure was #132,965 the day i created it. Over night, it went to #2,495 and #77 in its category. Within 5 days, it was at #1268 over-all and #35 in its category. Once I had the total concept of what I was doing, and how I needed to do it... I was off running!

    In the 3 months since creating that lens, it has gotten better and better - it has even spent time in the Top 100 lenses OVER-ALL!

    Is the "secret" to Squidoo all in making the lenses?

    No. While it is super important to do "on-page" optimization properly, it is equally important to learn how to promote your lenses. I learned a lot about that from Squidoo Marketing Systems.

    Ron Pass, the author, is such a neat guy. From Ron, I learned not only about creating lenses, but about marketing them to get the most traffic possible. There so many things you can do to increase traffic AND lensrank. Simple things - like signing guestbooks, but knowing when to leave a link to YOUR lens - and when NOT to leave a link. There are so many tips to doing better on Squidoo and Ron has so many of them in one place (AND he sends a regular update newsletter when he finds something else).

    How many lenses on Squidoo do you have?

    I believe I am currently at about 44 lenses. The ones at the bottom of the heap are patiently waiting for me to stop playing on my blog and come love them a little =)

    Out of all your lenses, which is your favorite?

    Actually, I have a couple of favorites.

    I love What is Squidoo? Squidoo is such a cool site and I want everyone to be as fired up about it as I am.

    I also really like my Blogging Advice lens. I made that lens right before I started this blog. Blogging was intimidating to me and I wanted to learn how to do it right. That lens offers a lot of solid advice on how to get the blog going.

    I love making lenses that allow me to have the real "me" shine thru. I have an odd and conversational writing style that may annoy some - but it's me. I type the same way I would talk to you if you were sitting right in front of me.

    Whats the best single piece of advice you would give a new-comer to Squidoo?

    While there are so many important things to know and practice on Squidoo, I would say this is the #1 -

    Write your own content.

    Nothing works better than your own unique style and wording. Once you learn how to create properly key-worded content, the sky will be the limit for you. Copy/paste ain't gonna cut it on Squidoo - or anywhere on the web.

    What do you think of the recent "Squidoo Slap"?

    This may sound odd, but I am actually glad it happened. So many lenses with sub-par content were riding the coat-tails of Squidoos powerful Page Rank... it wasn't fair to those that were busting tail to make solid and high-quality lenses. I'm afraid that if the spammers kept on being rewarded from Google by simply abusing Squidoo, that the entire site could have fallen apart. To me, this so-called "Squidoo Slap" was like a good rain shower that cleared the air. Now we can all get back to work.

    How did you do on the last pay-out from Squidoo?

    I did well...about double the previous month. I made a bit over $60 and that made me quite happy. Heck, Seth Godin is the only person I know that pays me to hang out with him! That payment was purely because I have lenses on Squidoo (AND I learned HOW to create them). I can't wait for NEXT month! Is it September yet?

    Is Squidoo your sole source of online income?

    Oh no....definitely not. One really good rule is to never put all your eggs in one cyber basket. I love Squidoo, and Squidoo has been darn good to me - BUT, it is ONE free platform I use to create a whole system of revenue on the internet.

    What's your golf handicap?

    Uh boy - now who went and asked that? Once upon a time, before my butt was parked in front of a computer all day, my handicap was about a 9. If I play to a 14 now, I am thrilled. I just don't get to play enough.

    You and your hubby play a lot of golf you place wagers on your round?

    Always. And honey, it can get quite serious. He is my husband and best friend...but on the golf course he is just another player (as I am to him). Being that we are both highly-competitive people, we both enjoy this trait about each other ...most of the time ;)

    Who wins most often?

    Oh dear, can I take the 5th on that? Hmmm....

    Alright, here is my official answer since this blog is available to be read 'round the globe.

    At this moment we are all square. That's my story, I'm sticking to it.

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    Freebies Rule! Seriously, who DOESN'T like getting free products? Better yet, how about free products that help your online business? Products everyone else has to pay for! Does it make YOU happy, too?

    =) <----- that's me...happy

    The 15 Days of Summer is a time-sensitive, joint venture effort that is giving away some really good products.

    Inside this give-away site, I have found :

    Traffic Secrets
    Affiliate Organizers
    Blogging Books
    List Building Reports
    Adsense Sites
    LOTS of great Marketing advice
    Great Book on Recurring Income
    An Article Submitter (now THATs handy-dandy)
    eBay Info

    and SO much more...

    All for F-R-E-E!!!

    Only "bad" news is that these products are not available for much longer.

    This is definitely worth a "look-see"...even if only one product looks interesting. Just don't forget, these products do NO GOOD if they just sit on your hard-drive.

    Nothing gets done unless you DO something =)

    Check out the 15 Days of Summer give-away event.

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    I love getting email from my readers! It is so refreshing for me to meet others who are truly inspired and serious about using their computer to make some extra money online. Every now and then, I talk to someone who wants not only extra money, but wants to turn this into their sole income source. I love it! (and for the record, YES, it CAN be done!)

    Anyway...I received a great email today and I'd like to share it with you.

    This reader had read every word of the How To START Making Money Online series and I could tell she really understood where the earning potential is with these GPT programs. The way to maximize your earnings is by not only doing the free surveys, zip submits, email submits, and offers, but also in spending equal amount of time referring others to your programs. This way, you not only earn direct income for your efforts, but you also have passive income that comes in whether YOU work, or not! How cool is THAT?

    Here is the email I received:

    hi jennifer

    just want to let you know that i am so glad i found your blog. i've been looking for a way to make money with my computer to help me and my husband pay bills so i don't have to go back to work. i've signed up for the two programs you like and i've already started making money. i'm so happy! i want to make blogs and squidoo pages to help build my team, but i'd like to offer more than 2 of these sites. i think i can really make much more by telling about more sites than just 2.

    do you know of other sites like these?

    thank you

    a.r. - Good For You! You totally "get it" and I bet you'll do great! You also made me get back to my research on GPT sites to get a list of other "get paid to" sites for you (and anyone else who "gets it"). I agree, two sites are good, but MORE is BETTER... wayyyyyy better!

    Let's get you set up!

    Below are a few GPT sites to take a look at. I've also made note of special terms for each site. We all already know that I love Cashcrate and GangsterGreed, so I won't repeat them (again! haha!)

  • Media Dollarz

  • No Min. Payout - Instant when Requested
    3 Referral Levels (15%, 3%, 2%)

  • Pocket Cash

  • USA and Canada Only (13 yrs old+)
    Min Payout $10 - Monthly
    2 Referral Levels (12%, 5%)

  • Deal Barbie Pays

  • $5 Sign Up bonus
    Min Payout $20 (whenever $20 or more)
    USA Only ( 18+)
    3 Referral Levels (15%, 3%, 2%)

  • Anything Free 4 You

  • $2 Sign Up Bonus
    USA or Canada(13 yrs old+)
    Min Payout $20 - Monthly
    1 Referral Level (10%)

  • Pay Cage

  • $2 Sign Up Bonus
    18 yrs old +
    Min Payout varies by Payment Method - Monthly
    3 Referral Levels (18%, 4%, 2%)

  • Buck Fever

  • USA Only
    Min Payout $20 - Monthly
    1 Referral level (10%)

  • USA Gets Paid

  • Brand New
    $2 Sign Up Bonus
    USA Only (18+)
    Min Payout $15 - Monthly
    5 Referral Levels (12%, 5%, 3%, 2%, 1%)

  • Dollar Pays

  • All Paypal Supported Countries OK (13 yrs old +)
    No Minimum - Pays Nightly
    Referrals - Pays .25 per each completed Referral offer
    This one interests me. It doesn't have a "traditional" referral program, instead it pays you .25 every time a referral completes an offer. Also, this site pays out EVERY NIGHT !!! Niiiiice!

    There ya go, a.r., eight more GPT sites to add to your GPT Empire! The income potential from these sites is very, very real. Best part is, it takes very little time and computer knowledge to make these GPT sites work for you! Seriously, how many businesses could you own for free?

    I will add more sites later -

    Best of luck!

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    Along with all the other things I do to make money online, I am also a Content Producer for Associated Content. AC pays up front for well-written, and well optimized, articles that are more than 400 words in length.

    I started working with Associated Content at the end of May this year, and while I don't write for them constantly, I have really enjoyed the site. AC also offers what they call a "page view bonus". In a nutshell, each time your article gets viewed, you make money. No, it's not a lot, but it's just one more stream of passive income that I have coming in. The "work" part is done when I submit the articles,- now the articles are working for me!

    And, THAT works for me! :)

    As of this recent page view update, my articles have had over 13,000 page views. Not bad - it's an extra $20 or so.

    Here's the thing that made me go "hmmmm" when I reviewed my page view stats on Associated Content. I have ONE article that has received over 7,600 views! I was innocently scrolling thru my stats.... a hundred here, coupla hundred there.... then "WHOA! 7,697?!?!?!?"

    That ONE article is responsible for over 60% of ALL my page views?!?!?! How could THAT happen?

    Thing is, I remember stumbling across that keyword. I was doing my usual browsing thru my keyword tool, browsing thru Google...browsing thru AC....and this phrase seemed pretty "un-tapped", but was highly searched for. So, I took a chance, researched the content...and wrote an article on it.

    Associated Content paid me less than $5 for that article....I've already made twice that in the form of page view a VERY short amount of time.

    This makes me happy :) (<--- See me smiling?)

    Seems I've got a few readers of my blog now so----

    Let's have our first contest.

    Who ever figures out WHICH article it is, and posts it here in the comment section first, will win a free copy of my Squidoo Profit System e-book package.

    Comments don't automatically post, so don't freak if you don't see your comment instantly. I will approve/publish all entries - I promise.

    Contest runs until someone figures it out!

    Anyone interested?

    Click here for my Content Producer Page. (It will open in a new window)

    Good luck!

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    I get paid to take surveys online - for free. It costs me nothing to make this money other than my time. It's free money - seriously! I can't understand how anyone with an internet connection doesn't take advantage of these opportunities, too.

    I have become more and more impressed with Gangstergreed. Just this morning, I finished a few surveys online, reached the payment threshold of $10 or more, can clicked "payout". Within 30 MINUTES, that money was in my Paypal account!

    Yes, it is THAT easy.

    Whenever I hear someone on a forum ask how to make some extra money online, I want to scream - "JOIN GANGSTERGREED!"

    Even if you just mess around on the site and only make an extra $50 a month - that is $50 you wouldn't have otherwise.

    The BEST part of Gangstergreed is the unlimited, passive earning potential they offer from their referral system.


    Who else better to explain that than the SEO of Gangstergreed himself:

    In short, our referral system offers unlimited referral levels, starting at 25% commission for direct (first level) referrals.

    One common question I received from people who hadn't used a site like this was:

    "I know you advertise unlimited referral levels, but what does that mean? What are referral levels?"

    Referral levels can best be described as "generations" of referrals. For example, if you were to refer your friend Tom, who in turn refers his friend Sam, then Tom would be your first level referral, and Sam would be a second level referral. Most of our competitors STOP paying after the second level, so you wouldn't make any more money after Sam. But lets say Sam refers 5 friends, don't you think you deserve credit because he wouldn't be here if not for you referring Tom? We do! Under our system, you'll be paid a percentage of these 5 friends' earnings, and a percentage of earnings from anyone that they refer, and so on and so forth!

    "Exactly how much do I make for second, third, and subsequent level referrals? How does this compare to other sites?"

    I suppose the best way to tackle this question is to first explain how most of our competitors' referral systems operate. Most sites offer 20% for first level referrals, and 5% for second level, a few sites will give you 1% or so for a third level but even that is rare. I'll provide some examples to illustrate the benefits of our program:

    Example 1 (Using a competitor site:

    You are using a competitor site which offers 20% for first level referrals, and 5% for second level.

    This site will track the offer earnings generated by people you refer, whereas we track both offer AND referral earnings.

    So, if you were to refer 5 members, whom each earn $5.00:

    20% of $25.00 = $5.00
    You earn a total of $5.00 from these first level members

    Now lets say those 5 members each refer 5 new members, who also earn $5.00 each:

    5% of $125.00 = $6.25
    You earn a total of $6.25 from these second level members.

    Grand total earnings: $11.25

    Beyond that second level, our competitors pay you NOTHING. Even if those 25 members each refer 5 members for a total of 125 new members, they don't share any more profits with you. Some people are very talented and innovative and are capable of referring thousands of users. These users are known as "super-referrers" and are excellent to have below you. However, they won't benefit you one bit on this competitor's site unless they are in your first level. How unfair is that?

    Our system: awards you 25% of your referrals TOTAL earnings, including both offer and referral earnings. So your commission includes 25% of your first level's total earnings, which includes 25% of their referral's total earnings, which includes 25% of THEIR referral's total earnings, and so on. Therefore, regardless of the number of referral levels, you still earn!

    How much do you earn? Some of you math wizards may have already figured it out, but for the rest of us, here's the breakdown:

    For your first level referrals you'll get:


    From their referrals you get:

    25% of 25% = 6.25% (second level)

    From their referrals you get:

    25% of 25% of 25% = 1.56% (third level)

    From their referrals you get:

    25% of 25% of 25% of 25% = 0.39% (fourth level)

    From their referrals you get:

    25% of 25% of 25% of 25% of 25% = 0.097% (fifth level)

    And so on and so forth.

    Now, it may seem like a small amount after 3 or 4 levels, but remember that there may be thousands upon thousands of users below you by these levels. And those little earnings really add up, as shown in this next example!

    Example 2 (Using

    If you were to refer the SAME 5 members used in the competitor's example, whom each earn $5.00:

    25% of $25.00 = $6.25
    You earn a total of $6.25 from these members.

    Now, just like in example 1, lets say those 5 members each refer 5 new members, who also earn $5.00 each:

    6.25% of $125.00 = $7.81

    But unlike with our competitors, the earnings don't stop there!

    Assuming that each of these second level referrals make 5 new referrals (this gives you a total of 125 third level referrals), whom each earn $5:

    1.56% of $625.00 = $9.75

    Assuming that everyone makes just $5.00 and refers just 5 people (some refer thousands) you will make the following:

    4th level: $12.18

    5th level: $15.16

    And so on... the earnings can literally go on and on forever!

    Now imagine that you get a super-referrer somewhere in your line, and he/she refers thousands! And they, in turn refer thousands! Or maybe you're a super-referrer yourself? You won't know unless you try! There is absolutely NO limit to how many people you can refer, nor how much money you can earn. It costs NOTHING, so what have you got to lose?

    "How do I get started? Is there any limit to where I can advertise?

    To get started, simply log into the site and click the "referral center" button. This will give you your personal referral link which will look something like this:

    You can advertise on forums and message boards, in chat rooms, on your personal website, your MySpace site, on flyers throughout your school (assuming that they allow it, don't get into trouble Roll Eyes ), you can put it on your business card, or almost anywhere else you please. The one "no-no" is unsolicited E-mail messages. It's fine to send e-mail to your friends, but sending it to random people you don't know is considered spam and can quickly get you in trouble with the law and this site if we receive proof of it. Other than that, feel free to come up with any innovative way you please to advertise your personal referral URL. And if it works out good for you, be sure to share your tactics in our referral forum!

    I hope this gives everyone a better idea about how this wonderful system works. Good Luck and happy referring!

    Don Cashola

    Thank you, Don, for that quote from your support forum. There is no way I could have explained that any better!

    So folks, it is simple to make some extra money online - or make a LOT of money online.

  • Join GangsterGreed

  • Complete offers

  • Refer your friends and promote your team

  • Cash Out

  • It's real... it is legit....

    I'm lovin' it!

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    When it comes to making money online, it is so exciting to get paid - for doing nothing. I'm very passionate about my online business and I work on it every day. Lots and lots of hours have gone into doing, learning, reading, re-learning, re-reading...and then, of course, re-doing! I have been dedicated to learning how to earn money from this computer of mine for the least amount of over-head as possible to not only improve the finances in my life, but to also pass that knowledge along to help others.

    Knowledge is useless unless it is shared.

    Besides, we're all friends, right? If you won the lottery, you'd send me a cut of your millions, right? (ha-ha!)

    I adore Squidoo. I am so thankful to that site for giving me, and EVERYONE, a free platform to raise their voice and be heard online. Today is one of those days I adore that squiddly website even more.

    My best performing lens, Lens Exposure, has now enjoyed 5 days or so on the Top 100 over-all list. Today it sits at #87 (and has gotten as high as #73). This was the first lens I made after reading Squidoo BluePrint back in May. Squidoo certainly changed for me once I had an good concept of how it all works.

    As I checked my stats on Squidoo today, I noticed the pretty little blue screen that pops up on special days.... days also known as PAYDAY!

    Squidoo shares it's advertising revenue with it's lensmasters (page authors). There is a one month "delay" in payouts, meaning what I earn now, in August, will be paid the first part of October. Todays payment is for my Squidoo earnings for June.

    As you can see from the right sidebar, I got paid last month in July for my May earnings on Squidoo. May was the first month I got serious about Squidoo and as you can see, I made a little over $30 in co-op advertising revenue. About $10 of that was from some sales off co-op affiliate modules, but the rest was from plain ol' page-view advertising revenue.

    This payment I will receive for June is about $5 in co-op affiliate income, and the rest is simple co-op payout. In a nutshell, that basically means that I am being paid just because I participate within the Squidoo community and make quality lenses.

    In June, I had about 30 lenses with some of those being created towards the end of that month.

    Guess how much my payment is? If you guess hundreds of dollars, you are so wrong...haha!

    BUT - my payment is almost DOUBLE what I made for May!!!!

    Yes, I am doing the "happy squid-diddly dance"!!

    This is FREE money! This is passive, residual income from work I did one time, but continues to pay me. At this rate, now that I have even more lenses, this will also be recurring residual income.

    Ladies and gentlemen - I am LOVING that!

    You can do this, too. Heck, you can far out-do what I've done - but you have to start.

    Read my four-part series on How to START making money online - Step by step. Sign up for the programs, use all four methods I offered to promote - and learn NOW. Once you know how, you can rinse and repeat - rinse and repeat - rinse and repeat - until you have more money than you know what to do with :)

    Learn HOW and learn NOW.

    Have a great day!

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    When people ask how to start making money online, the common answer I see is - find a product and promote it. That's not really an answer, is it? People want to know HOW to start making money online - from the git-go... Starting at the top.

    That is exactly what I am doing for you in these How to start making money online series of posts. We're starting from scratch..from the git-go.... starting at the top and starting with "HOW" to start making money online.

    In part one of How to start making money online, we found a product for you to promote. We got you signed up for cashcrate and gangstergreed. These two legitimate paid online survey sites are the best of the best when it comes to get paid to sites (GPTs). One site offers a larger monthly check, and the other site is "instant gratification", meaning you can cash out whenever you want as long as you have made $10 or more.

    In part two of How to start making money online, we talked about the referral programs... how they worked, the income potential, etc. and helped you learn your product a bit better. These referral programs are truly the "magic" of online paid survey sites.

    In part three of How to start making money online, we talked about how to do the surveys that these GPT sites offer. I also set you up with a time table of using one-half of your available time doing surveys, and the other half of your available time referring others to your team.

    Now,in part four, we are going to talk about ways to promote your Get Paid To referral links and build a team. You already have your two products. You also already know how to use GPT sites and you are able to teach others how to use them. Now it is time to spread the word and get others to team up with you.

    With each GPT site, you will have something called a "Referral link". On cashcrate, click "referral center" and scroll down. On Gangstergreed, click "stats" and scroll down. Mine, for cashcrate, looks like this:

    If someone enters that exact address/code into their browser, they can sign up under my team.

    You can turn that referral link into words that look like this:

    To sign up for cashcrate, click here

    When you click that link, it takes someone to Cashcrate thru my referral link.

    Here's what the code looks like to make those words become a link:

    <a href="">To sign up for cashcrate, click here</a>

    You would simply add YOUR referral link after the href= part, and then put whatever words you want to be shown where I typed "To sign up for Cashcrate, click here"

    Easy enough, right? Right! (If it's still "fuzzy", just ask. Trust me, it took me forever to get that!)

    Now, what can you do with that referral link?

    LOTS of things. There are many free ways to get your referral link out there for the world to see (and click!)

    Here are some ideas on how to promote your GPT referral links:

  • Do you participate in forums?

  • Many forums will allow you to have a "signature line" underneath each post. Check the terms of service first, but this is a great way to get your link noticed while you are doing your normal routine.

    Be respectful in any forum you join and don't just jump in blasting your promotion to everyone. Participate within the forum community and contribute.

  • Do you email?

  • You can add a signature line to your outgoing emails, too. A simple " I make money online, Click here to find out how" can go a long way.

    A note about email: You may NOT blindly email people to solicit your product. This is called SPAM and it can get you in a lot of trouble

  • Do you blog?

  • If so, get your links added to your blog.

    Don't blog? Well it's time to start. You can set up a blog like this for free - and with very limited knowledge of computer programming. Want more info and a great free book to read about blogging? Go to : Blogging Advice

  • Do you Squidoo?

  • Squidoo is AWESOME. I am flat-out impressed with this powerful, and FREE, site. Making a lens (a page) on Squidoo is a wonderful way to spread the word about your passions, interests, or business. Squidoo is fairly easy to learn, and if you take the time to research, you can find out all you need for free. If you want to decrease your learning curve and save valuable time, try: Squidoo Profit Sytem

    Don't know what Squidoo is? Go here: What is Squidoo. That page you see there is a Squidoo Lens (page) and you can make as many of them as you want! It's not too hard at all, and with the right direction, you can be making these pages like crazy! And here's a "fun fact" - Squidoo PAYS you to do it! Yes, Squidoo shares its advertising revenue with its "lensmasters". Its not thousands of dollars, but it's a nice bit of extra money coming in each month!

    My recommendation is to use ALL of these four things above. Get you referral link in your email signature and your forum signatures. Set up a blog and a Squidoo lens and talk about Cashcrate and Gangstergreed with your referral links.

    If you take advantage of all four of these free promotional opportunities, not only will you be well on your way to doing well with these GPT sites, but you will also know how to promote any product for free -- and make money online.

    Guess what YOU just learned?

    YES! You just learned EXACTLY how to start making money online!


    Want more GPT sites to promote so you can create a GPT empire of passive income? Read this post

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