الاثنين، 14 يونيو، 2010

Make Money Online (Without Spending a Dime)

Making money online used to pretty much require you to have your own Web site, products to sell and some marketing savvy. But a new generation of dot-coms have arisen that will pay you for what you know and who you know without you having to be a web designer or a marketing genius.

But it's hard to tell hype from the real deal. I did a search on "make money online" and "making money online", and much of the information out there is just promoting various infoproducts, mostly about Internet marketing. I see why people sometimes ask, "Is anyone making money online besides Internet marketing experts?"

So I put together a list of business opportunities with legitimate companies that:

  • Pay cash, not just points towards rewards or a chance to win money
  • Don't require you to have your own Web domain or your own products
  • Don't involve any hard-selling
  • Aren't just promoting more Internet marketing
  • Give a good return on your time investment
In the interest of objectivity, none of the links below are affiliate links, and none of them have paid or provided any other consideration for their presence here. These are legitimate companies with business models that allow you to get paid for a wide range of activities.

Help friends find better jobs.

Sites like ReferEarns, Zyoin, Who Do You Know For Dough?, Bohire and WiseStepp connect employers with prospective employees, many of whom are already employed and not actively job-hunting, via networking - the people who know these qualified candidates. Rewards for referring a candidate who gets hired range from $50 on up to several thousand dollars - not chump change. If you know a lot of job-seekers (and who doesn't these days?), this is a great way to break into the recruiting business with no overhead.

Connect suppliers with buyers.

Referral fees are a common practice in business, but they haven't been used much in online networking sites because there was no way to track them. Sites like Salesconx, InnerSell and uRefer now provide that. Vendors set the referral fees they're willing to pay (and for what), and when the transaction happens, you get paid. uRefer also allows merchants to set up referral programs for introductions and meetings, as well as transactions.

Write.

A growing number of sites will pay for your articles or blog posts. Associated Content and Helium will "pay for performance" based on page views for just about anything you want to write about. Articles on specific topics they're looking for can earn direct payments up to about $200. The rates are probably low for established writers, but if you're trying to break into the field and have time on your hands, they're a great way to start. Also, a lot of companies are looking for part-time bloggers. They may pay per post or on a steady contract. Our Weblogs Guide posts blogging jobs weekly in the forum.

Start your own blog.

You don't have to have your own Web site, or install blogging software, or even figure out how to set up the advertising. At Blogger you can set up a blog for free in less than five minutes without knowing a thing about web design, and Blogger even automates setting up Google AdSense so you can make money off your blog by displaying ads and getting paid when people click on the ads. To make even more money from it, set up an affiliate program (see below) for books, music, etc., and insert your affiliate links whenever you refer to those items. You'll have to get a lot of traffic to become a six-figure blogger, but pick an interesting topic, write well, tell all your friends, and you're off to a good start.

Related: Monetizing Your Blog

Create topical resource hubs.

Are you an expert on a particular niche topic? Can you put together an overview of the topic and assemble some of the best resources on the topic from around the web? Then you can create topical hubs and get paid through sites like Squidoo, HugPages and Google Knol. Payments are based on a combination of ad revenue and affiliate fees. You'll get higher rates doing it on your own, but these sites have a built-in supply of traffic and tools to make content creation easier.

Advertise other people's products.

If you already have a Web site or a blog, look for vendors that offer related but non-competing products and see if they have an affiliate program. Stick to familiar products and brands - they're easier to sell. To promote those products:

  • Place simple text or graphical ads in appropriate places on your site
  • Include links to purchase products you review or recommend in a blog, discussion forum or mailing list you control
  • Create a dedicated sales page or Web site to promote a particular product
They all work - it just depends on how much time you have to spend on it and your level of expertise with Web design and marketing.

Related: How to Really Make Money on the Internet With an Amazon.com Affiliate Site

Microstock photography.

You don't have to be a professional photographer to sell your photos for money. People are constantly in need of stock photography for websites, presentations, brochures and so on, and are willing to pay for the right image. People generally search for images on stock photography sites by keywords, not by photographer, so you have the same chance as anyone else of having your image picked. Just be careful that you don't have images of trademarked brands, copyrighted art or people's faces that are readily identifiable (unless you have a model release), but just about anything else is fair game, and I promise - you'd be amazed what people need pictures of, so don't make any assumptions. If it's a decent photo, upload it. Some sites to get you started include Fotolia, ShutterStock, Dreamstime and iStockphoto. The great thing about this is that it's truly "set it and forget it".

The above list is by no means comprehensive, but it highlights some of the new and interesting ways to make money online without investing any money, without having a product of your own, and without having expert sales and marketing skills. Most of all, unlike taking surveys or getting paid to read e-mail, the potential return on your time investment is substantial.

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بدنا عروس لهالمحروس

عندما كنت بسن العاشرة امضي معظم وقتي باللعب مع اصدقائي وابن جارنا الأشقر .. تتدحرج الكرة لتصدم رجل أحد الخالات فأذهب لأحضرها .. توقفني وتسألني .. هل لديك إخوة بنات اكبر منك ؟ ... يتغير لونها عندما أجيبها بأني الأكبر بين إخوتي وتشير إلى ابن جاري لأناديه.. يأتي وتسأله نفس السؤال .. يجيب نعم فتستمر الأسئلة عن مكان البيت واسم العائلة .. صراحة لم أكن - حينها - افهم معنى السؤال ولما يتغير شكل وجهها عندما أجيب بالنفي بينما تنبلج سرائرها لأبن جاري

متنوعة هي أساليب الخطبة بين المجتمعات و للمجتمع الحلبي خصوصية لا اعلم إن كانت موجودة لدى غيره بما يدعى الخطبة التقليدية والطريقة التي تجري بها هذه الخطبة .. لن أخوض في شرح تفاصيلها لأني لست من تلك البيئة.. سأشرح وجهة نظري ورأي في الموضوع و اتبع ذلك بتدوينة تحوي عدد من القصص الطريفة والمواقف التي تحصل أثناء جلسات الخطبة التقليدية

من زمن ستي وستك كانت الأمور تجري على هذا المنوال .. لكن الزمن تغير وتغيرت بعض الأساليب وخففت الاختبارات التي تمر بها العروس .. ودخلت اختبارات جديدة على الخط

يجمع أبناء هذا الجيل على أن الخطبة التقليدية تعامل الفتاة كسلعة مادية .. لها مواصفات معينة يجب أن تتطابق مع مواصفات قياسية محددة من قبل الشاب حتى تتم الخطبة .. لا تستغربوا أبدا عندما يحدد الشاب تلك المواصفات:

الطول : 170 سم - الوزن : 60 كغ - الخضر : 40 سم - لون البشرة : ابيض - لون العيون : ازرق - لون الشعر :
أشقر

هذه لمحة من بعض الموصفات القياسية الأكثر طلباً من خطابات كل زمن وان تغيرت بعض تفاصيلها وزادوا عليها شيء فتبقى المعاملة عندهم مادية بحتة و تعتمد على المواصفات .. و لا احد يستغرب عندما يكون السؤال الأول من بعد رنة الهاتف و إطلاق الكليشيه المعروفة ( مدلولين على الصبية ) بأن يكون السؤال ( ما هي مواصفات بنتكم ؟ ) أو ( ما هو لونها ؟) نعم لا تستغرب كثيراً فما سيأتي لاحقاً ربما يصيبك بصدمة

النقاط المشتركة بين غالبية الخطابات

- كل سيدة تخطب لابنها بناءاً على الطريقة التقليدية تضع في رأسها فكرة أن ابنها ملك ولا مثيل له وطبعاً لا يأتي معها من الزيارة الأولى
- ام البنت تسأل من اللقاء الهاتفي الأول عن بعض الأساسيات حتى تسهل عملية الفرز ولا احد يضيع وقته وتكون هذه الأسئلة
عن عمر الشاب ومستوى تحصيله العلمي وان كانت الزيجة إلى الغربة وطبعاً موضوع خدمة العلم
- تجبر بعض العائلات البنت التي سيخطبوها لابنهم بأن تلتزم بنمط لباس معين مستقبلاً كالمانطو او العباءة أو النقاب ( تطب على وشها بالحلبي ) وهذا قد يتعارض مع أفكار أهل البنت مما يسهل عملية الفرز
- تبدأ تليفونات الخطبة من أعمار صغيرة ( 16 عام ) وغالباً يكون الفارق بالعمر كبير ( 15 سنة ) لأنهم يريدونها صغيرة ربيها على يده !
- لا تعرف الخطابات بكثير من الأحيان أصول الذوق واللباقة في تحديد المواعيد فمن الطبيعي عندهن طلب موعد لقاء أثناء شهر الامتحان
- تكون الزيارة الأولى بعدد قليل من النسوة ذوات العلاقة بالعريس ومع تكرار الزيارات قد تأتي احدى الجارات بالبناء المقابل ... تطبيقاً لمبدأ الشورى وأكثر من رأي أفضل من رأي واحد ... الرأي والرأي الآخر
- في حال تطابق المواصفات القياسية ورفض أهل البنت فتبدأ حملة الشكاوي .. فمها واسع ..مشيتها غير نظامية .. في عيناها عدسات لاصقة .. انفها كبير .. أذنها مشنكلة .. درج بنائهم متسخ .. يستخدمون الضوء الأبيض بكثرة .. يستخدمون الضوء الأصفر بكثرة .. ليست طلبنا !
- أما موجبات رفض أهل البنت قد تكون.. لم يكمل دراسته .. أصلع .. اسمر .. أشقر .. قصير .. له شوارب .. خشن ..
- المتطلبات الباهظة.. اقصد هنا الكماليات .. خاصة إن كان وضع الشاب لا يتحمل ذلك مادياً.. فتجد أرقام من خمسة خانات للمهور .. العرس المطنطن .. شهر العسل بماليزيا أو جزر الكاريبي ..

اختبارات مطابقة " السلعة " للمواصفات المطلوبة

- كان في السابق يرش سطل من الماء على وجه البنت للتأكد من لون البشرة .. شد الشعر للتأكد من متانته وليس مستعار .. عد أسنانها ( وكأنها نعجة للرعي فتحصل على كمية اكبر من الحليب ! )
- يُطلب من الفتاة إحضار العديد من الأشياء ( كأس ماء ، محرمة ، أي شيء ) بقصد أن تقوم من مكانها عدة مرات لإختبار مشيتها وقوامها
- يُطلب منها أحيانا أن تكسر جوزة و لوز و فستق بأسنانها للتأكد من المتانة ولونهم
- يتم فحص لون الوجه والخدود والجبين و كل شيء بدقة متناهية و عن قرب
- يتم قياسها مقارنة بأخت العريس الصغرى وهن حافيات للحصول على الطول الدقيق وربما تحضر معها ماسورة !
- يُطلب منها لبس تنورة قصيرة والدوران 360 درجة للتأكد من ركبتها ولون بشرتها وأشياء أخرى
- عند الرحيل تقترب أم العريس جداً من الفتاة بحجة تقبيلها فتقوم بالتأكد من لون العيون.. درجة غماقة اللون .. الرائحة ..
نكتفي بهذا القدر على سبيل المثال لا الحصر و الاختبارات دائما بتطوير

أماكن الصيد

تختلف أماكن الالتقاء بفتيات مناسبات للخطبة حسب الثقافة المجتمعية الخاصة بالعائلة نفسها.. هناك أماكن معينة يشترك الكل في ارتيادها لما تحمله من عدد كبير من الفتيات و الحرية المتوفرة بالدردشة معهن ... كالأعراس مثلاً .. تجد كل خطابة معها دفتر صغير يخرج بخفة من حقيبتها لتسجل فيه أسماء وأرقام هواتف من كن بعمر مناسب ووافقن على اللقاء الأول.. وبنهاية العرس تكون كل فتاة نسقت مواعيد عشرة لقاءات متتالية وتحرص على أن يكون الفارق بينهم مناسب مع الأخذ بعين الاعتبار مواعيد الكبسة أو الفجأة ... أي قبل الموعد المحدد بوقت كافي حتى يشاهدوا الفتاة بالحالة الطبيعية ويحكموا على حالة المنزل أيضا

الأسواق.. تقترب إحداهن من سيدة وتسأل عن وضع ابنتها .. إن حصلت على موافقة الزيارة فتخلق قلم من تحت الأرض لتسجل رقم هاتفهم وأصبح الموبايل يفي بالغرض

الشوارع.. أثناء تمشاية خفيفة سواء قريباً من جامعة أو أي شارع فيه حركة جيدة ... فلا داعي للخجل من أن تسأل عن وضع فتاة إحدى السيدات ..

مدارس البنات ! .. هذه من تطورات العصر .. تذهب إحدى الخطابات لمدرسة بنات وتطلب من المديرة بأن تقوم بجولة تفتيشية وإن أعجبها شيء .. تسألها عن رغبتها بالخطبة وتحصل على رقمها

الجوامع.. هناك من تخطب لإبنتها و تعتقد أن من يواظب على الجوامع ذو خلق ودين مئة بالمائة وبالأخص إن كانت صلاة الصبح فهو الشاب الأفضل لفتاتها حتى ولو كان يغش في تجارته ويدخن ويسكر ويلعب قمار .. كل شيء لحال !

الأسئلة التي تدور بالجلسة

أحيانا يقصد من الأسئلة الوصول لإجابات يعتمد عليها في بناء القرار السليم وأحيانا تكون مجرد أسئلة
كمثال عن ذلك مثلا السؤال عن طموح الفتاة .. هل ستكمل الدراسة أم تتوقف ... ماذا تعرف تطبخ .. هواياتها .. أحلامها..
سعيدة بدراستها .. العمل أم ربة منزل .. ولا يخلو الأمر من حالات عملية ومواقف تضع فيها أم العريس عروستها كسؤالها إن وقع زوجها في ضائقة مالية هل تدعه يبني نفسه من جديد ولوحده باعتباره رجل ام تساعده .. و إن اختلفت مع حماتها بالرأي حول موضوع ما فماذا يكون تصرفها حيال ذلك..

رأي

أخيراً وإن كان أبناء الجيل بنسبة كبيرة منه لا تعجبه الطريقة التقليدية بالخطبة وإن كانت هذه الطريقة فيها من الشيء الإيجابي الكثير فهي تحمل في طياتها من السلبي والمحرج وقلة الذوق الشيء الكثير أيضا .. فمن المستهجن أن تعامل الفتاة كسلعة لها مواصفات ويتم مطابقتها مع ما خطط له المحروس .. من المرفوض تماماً التعامل مع الموضوع بمادية بحتة بدون الالتفات لما هو أهم حسب سلم أولويات كل فرد .. كالأخلاق والدين والسمعة ... مستوى الثقافة والذكاء .. التحصيل العلمي و أسلوب التعامل.. للشاب حق بأن تكون شريكة حياته جميلة .. لكن هذا القشر ليس كل شيء .. فالأروع أن تكون جميلة وذات خلق و مثقفة وذكية ..
المشكلة تكون عندما تصبح هذه الطريقة التقليدية عائقاً في الوصول لشريكة العمر فهناك شباب امضوا سبع سنوات في البحث مثلاً
بدلاً من أن تكون طريقة أسهل وأفضل للحصول على الزوجة المناسبة.. التي تمضي معك العمر على السراء والضراء .. بالصحة والمرض .. بالفقر والغنى ..
عندما يختار الشاب فتاته ويعرضها على أهله يحاولون الاعتراض بشكل طبيعي ويفتشون فيها عن الأخطاء وكل إنسان خطاء ..
ويقومون بالاختيار عنه وكأنهم من سيتزوجون .. يملون عليه ما يجب أن يفعله وأي منهن أحسن له حتى لو لم يكن هناك انسجام فكري بينهم ...
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غريزة البحث عن الجنس الاخر

لاشك أن كلانا يحتاج إلى الآخر حيث أنها غريزة وضعها خالق الكون في كل مخلوقاته ولاسيما البشر منهم .. كيف لا والبشرية تحتاج لتلك الغريزة حتى تستمر وتصل للشكل الحالي وتتابع حركتها نحو المستقبل أيضاً .

ليست المشكلة في أن يدرك البشر تلك الغريزة تماماً لكن المشكلة تكمن في كيفية إشباعها و تلبيتها و إعطائها حقها وقيمتها التي تستحق بالأولوية على الكثير من الغرائز و الأمور التي يجب عليه النظر فيها جيداً ... يصاب الكثير بالإحباط الشديد نتيجة تعثره في الوصول إلى ما يمكن تسميته نصفه الآخر الذي يناسبه تماماً حيث إني أرى البشر كقطع الـ puzzle ومن المستحيل أن تكتمل الصورة ما لم تضع القطع المناسبة لبعض فالنتوء في إحداها يحتاج لثقب في الأخرى، قد تجد أحياناً تركيبة مؤقتة و انسجام بسيط بين قطعتين لكن إن اعتمدنا عليها وتابعنا رصف القطع سنصل لمرحلة نكتشف فيها الخطأ و لن تستطيع اللوحة أن تكتمل بشكلها النهائي الصحيح و نعود لإصلاحه. إذن لابد من الانسجام التام والانطباق الكامل وهناك ما يمكننا تسميته " قوى خفية " تعمل على جذب قطع الـ puzzle المناسبة إلى بعضها حتى تكمل الصورة ولا تتقطع أو تفرط تحت أي قوة.

يعمل البعض على إقحام نفسه و التدخل بعرقلة طريق و عمل تلك القوى مما يصيبه أحيانا بالصدمات أو الجزمات أو الكلاشات أو الأبواط العاطفية و أحب أن اسميها الأباجورات العاطفية التي تكون صدمتها أشد من أي شيء سبق مما يجعلها ترك بصمة متعرجة على وجه من يأكلها تعلمه درساً صعب النسيان.

أنا أؤمن بتلك القوى أو بمقولة " لا تبحث عن الحب فقط دعه يبحث عنك " ولكن وبنفس الوقت اعتقد انه يجب على الإنسان على الأقل أن يتيح الفرصة لتلك القوى لترى عملها و تنجزه بأحسن شكل وتوصله لنتيجة مرضية.

صراحة يعود الأمر لسلم الأولويات كل إنسان فهناك من يحتل هذا الموضوع الأولوية القصوى عنده وتشغل كل وقته وحيز تفكيره ونجده يعطل قدرات عقله الهائلة ويحصرها في حيز يعتبره غيره لا جدوى أبداً من ذلك كذلك الأمر ينصرف الكثير من الأشخاص إلى وضع نشاطات أو مجالات أخرى في درجة الأولوية القصوى وقد لا تكون بتلك الأهمية بالنسبة لغيرهم... ببساطة .. ما تعتبره مهم جداً بالنسبة لك قد يكون تافهاً جدا لغيرك كذلك ما تعتبره تافهاً قد يكون منتهى طموح غيرك.

خلاصة القول: Do what you think is best for you
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50 نصيحة لجذب الزوار لمدونتك

50 نصيحة لجذب الزوار لمدونتك

هذه النصائح استخلصتها من عدة مدونين محترفين وبعضهم اشترك في الإشارة لنفس النصائح .. قد تلاحظون تناقضاً شكلياً بين بعضها لكن المقصود منها مختلف تماماً .. اتمنى ان تستفيدوا منها

1- استخدم القوائم
2- اكتب تدوينات يجب قرائتها الآن .. بمعنى ان تكون مواكبة لأحداث زمنية حالية
3- تعلم أكثر لتصبح خبير في مجالك .. سواء الدراسة ام العمل
4- الأخبار العاجلة
5- لا تتقيد بالزمن .. اكتب تدوينات تصلح لطوال العام ويمكن قرائتها في أي وقت
6- شارك خبرتك الآخرين بسخاء حتى يدركوا بأنهم يمكنهم الإعتماد عليك
7- أخبار الإعلانات .. ضمن محيطك أي إعلان تجد أنه من المناسب طرحه ليصل للآخرين .. أعلن عنه في مدونتك
8- اكتب تدوينات قصيرة .. قوية ..
9- اكتب تدوينات طويلة .. حازمة ..
10-ضمّن تدويناتك تصويت .. مؤشرات .. ادوات مساعدة بصرياً


11- استخدم الوسوم .. مواقع المفضلات الاجتماعية مثلhttp://del.icio.us
12-اجري مقابلات عبر البريد الإلكتروني مع أشخاص معروفين .. كمدون متخصص في مجال معين .. استاذ جامعي .. فنان .. إلخ
13-استخدم الصور للتعبير عن معنى التدوينات .. فالصورة تعبر عن ألف كلمة وأكثر
14-شجع قراءك على نشر تدويناتك في المفضلات الإجتماعية مثل digg http://www.digg.com/وغيرها عبر إضافة زر النشر addthis http://www.addthis.com
15- انشر صورك على فليكر http://www.flickr.com .. سواء الشخصية أو التي التقطها ولاتنسى ان تسميها بأسماء مناسبة
16-شجع قراءك على الإشتراك بالخلاصات RSS او النشرات البريدية feedburner http://www.feedburner.com للحصول على جديدك فوراً .. أوتوماتيكياً
17- ابدء سلسلة تعليمية من الصفر وخذ القراءة في جولة متسلسلة تصاعدياً حتى النهاية .. حدد مالذي يمكنك أن تقدمه ضمن مجالك كطالب .. استاذ جامعي .. مصور .. خبير .. رياضي ..
18- اسمح بالتعليقات وتفاعل مع الزوار واهتم بهم ولاتنسى الرد على تعليقاتهم ..
19-افترض ان كل يوم هو أول يوم .. لأنك في كل يوم تصادف قراء جدد
20 - أشر إلى أفضل تدويناتك حاول نشرها وإعادة الإشارة إليها حتى لا تغيب .. تذكر أن تروج لتدوينات جيدة لا لمدونتك !


21- اكتب عن أمور تقنية مهمة كتطبيقات الويب 2.0 والإضافات gadegets .. يمكنك الإستعانة بمواقع أخرى للتعلم عنها فهذا هو جيل الإنترنت الحالي وقريبا سيبدأ web 3.0
22- غوغل ! .. اكتب عن غوغل .. كل يوم هناك خدمة جديدة في غوغل .. اكتشف المزيد عن google
23-حاول الحصول على إشارة لتدوينة لك من موقع آخر ..
24-اكتب تدوينات تحوي العديد من الإشارة والإستشهاد بمواقع أخرى واربط بها ... هذا يعطيك مصداقية أكبر
25- اكتب عن التدوين .. ساعد الناس في تطوير مهاراتهم .. اكتب عن التقنيات الجديدة التي تجعل التدوين ومتابعة المدونات أسهل وأكثر فعالية
26- لخص أفضل الأفكار عن أفضل الأشخاص .. انشرها في مدونتك ..
27- ابتكر نوع جديد كلياً من التفاعل مع الزوار والقراء .. يمكنك الإستفادة من إحصائيات مدونتك وكلمات البحث التي أوصلت إليك
28- حاول أن تدون طوال أيام الأسبوع .. هناك المزيد من القراء .. ويساعدك على نشر مدونتك في محركات البحث بشكل أقوى
29- اكتب عن أحداث لا تنتهي في مواضيع مختلفة حتى لا يمل قراءك !
30- اكتب في أيام العطلة .. هناك عدد قليل من التدوينات الجديدة


31- لا تقاطع كتابتك بالعديد من الوصلات والروابط .. حاول أن تشرح فكرتك بأقل عدد ممكن من الروابط
32- حسن مظهر مدونتك .. كالخطوط والتصميم والقوالب .. كما تفعل لنفسك عندما تذهب للتعارف على شخص
33- انتقد نفسك بلا رحمة .. اعرف عيوبك وسلبياتك وحاول التغلب عليها .. أقصد بالتدوين طبعاً
34- لا ترقي نفسك .. عملك .. كتبك .. مشاريعك .. على حساب إنتباه القراء
35- كن صبوراً
36- أعط ثقتك لأولئك الملهمين .. إن ذلك يجعل كتابتك أكثر فائدة
37- اكتب بتعمق عن شيء واحد فقط .. ذلك يجعلك حازماً حول الموضوع
38- اكتب بالعربية في موضوعات موجهة للعرب وبالإنكليزية إن أردت لفت أنظار متحدثي الإنكليزية ونشر أفكارك لأبعد مما كنت عليه
39- لا تكن مملاً .. لا تكن غامضاً جداً
40- أكتب تدوينات عن أمور يريد الناس أن يقرأوا عنها ويشاركونها الآخرين ..


41- حاول أن تجعل لمدونتك شعار يوضح رسالتك .. بحيث 30 ثانية من القراءة كافية لفهمها
42- ضع رابط لأفضل تدويناتك في توقيع بريدك الإلكتروني .. غير الرابط كل فترة
43- انشر تدويناتك تلقائياً على تويترhttp://twitterfeed.com وليكن نشاطك جيداً عليه ليتابعك عدد لا بأس به - رابط تويتر فييد
44- قم بتحليل مدونة ناجحة وتعرف على مصادر قوتها ونقاط ضعفها .. لا تحاول التقليد .. استفد منها
45- اعد إحياء تدويناتك القديمة من خلال تدوينات جديدة تشير لها بالروابط وكذلك إجراء بعض التعديلات والإضافات
46-استخدم عناوين واضحة لكن جذابة لتدويناتك .. تحفز الزائر للنقر عليها ومعرفة محتواها .. لكن لاتكن غامضاً ولاتضع عنوان خلاب لمحتوى ضعيف فهذا عامل منفر للزائر
47-رأي القراء مهم .. انشئ تدوينات قابلة للنقاش واطلب رأيهم وناقش معهم
48- انضم لأحد مجتمعات التدوين .. مثل كوكب سورية http://www.syplanet.com/ .. المدون http://almudawen.net/ .. وغيرها .. هذه المجتمعات تضمن نشر تدويناتك على موقعهم تلقائياً
49-اكتب تدوينة عن آراء المدونين الآخرين حول موضوع ما وحاول إبراز خلاف الآراء وانسبها لأصحابها
50- لما لا تضعها انت من خلال خبرتك ؟

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26 Ways To Make Extra Money While Keeping Your Day Job

26 Ways To Make Extra Money While Keeping Your Day Job

by Ron

Quite often I hear from people who feel trapped in a job and need to figure out a way to make extra money. They hear about how I’ve paid off a lot of debt in a short period of time and they wonder if my income has changed significantly. My answer is, yes, I have used a few unexpected windfalls from different sources AND made extra money to get those debts paid off. Making extra money is the key, especially when paired with lifestyle changes that result in frugal living.

One lifestyle change is to make extra money.

The old phrase “spend less than you earn” is made up of TWO factors: spending and earning. Sure you can reduce your spending by a great deal, but very few people have saved their way to wealth. They have also earned additional income and then put that extra money to work for them. There are many ways to make extra money, but how you make extra money is dependent on your current sources of income. Since your day job usually pays the bills, how can YOU make extra money? Here’s some ideas to help kick start your brain into thinking about how to increase the earning side of the equation. These aren’t considered “passive” income (filling out opinion surveys for cash & rewards does take time), but they can help generate some take-home pay to help reduce your debt and potentially get you some breathing room.

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1. Freelance writing. Have a unique ability to pen the written word? Have a solid grasp of grammar, spelling, and communicating? You could become a freelance writer for newspapers, magazines, or other local periodicals. THAT could help you make extra cash! Don’t be afraid to endure a lot of “No’s” and you’ll eventually get that “Yes” that can give you some instant credibility.

2. Plant maintenance. Just like people need help taking care of pets, they also need help with plants. Make some extra cash by taking care of house plants and even outdoor gardens while people are on vacation. You could also offer to take care of the plants kept in local offices on a long term basis. Don’t forget your mileage tax deduction if you drive your car for your new business!

3. Offer to clean homes during the day or offices at night (depending on your schedule). Add in the houseplant maintenance and you could get a double whammy for your profits! Don’t forget the mileage deduction.

4. Tutor. If you have a college degree, use your downtime to tutor kids in the summer or even over the Internet to make additional income. Drop by the local school system and offer your services to the summer school folks after making sure it’s okay with the school staff, of course.

5. Teach a language. Do you speak another language? Do you speak English? Either way, your skills are in demand and will help you make extra money. People need to learn other languages and non-English speakers need to learn English. Most people prefer to learn a conversational style rather than just conjugate verbs around the dinner table. Who knew just talking and having a conversation could result in earning additional income?

6. Internet research. Really know your way around the Internet? Offer your skills in research to local businesses. You may have to do a few freebies to get your foot in the door, but this could be a tax deduction as a startup cost in your quest to generate extra money.

7. Iron clothes. People are busy and if you offer to iron their clothes and pick up/drop off at their office, you would set yourself apart from the cleaners. Make even more money by offering the service mentioned in #24.

8. Run errands. The last time I checked, the IRS rate for mileage was 50 cents per mile. By offering to run errands for people (dry cleaning, drugstore, grocery store, post office, etc), you could earn extra money for your time while reducing your taxable income from mileage.

9. Substitute teach at your kid’s school. My wife does this quite often. Teachers have doctors and dentist appointments just like everyone else. Their children get sick and they have to take care of them. When these events happen, the school needs a substitute teacher. Check with several schools (don’t forget the private schools) to see what requirements they place on subs and how much extra income you could earn.

10. If you liked #9, could you offer to teach at your local community college? One or two courses at night or on the weekends could make you a little extra cash.

11. Do you have a unique skill or ability? Have you EVER heard someone say to you, “I wish I knew how to do that.” The “that” could be building decks, arranging flowers, baking pies, playing the piano, canning food, making jewelry, framing pictures, or raising roses. People will pay to be taught. They will pay even more if you offer to teach their children. Offer to teach them or their children in their homes and you could earn even more.

12. Become a life coach. Encouraging others to strive for success and live up to their potential is what being a life coach is all about. You can squeeze in appointments on weekends, during your lunch break and in the evenings after work, making it easy to earn extra income while keeping that day job.

13. Become a “green” consultant. Do you know how to make those little lifestyle changes that result in a home using less energy? Offer to evaluate someone’s home and make recommendations to help it become more green. You could offer to change their light bulbs to CFL’s or LED’s, install a programmable thermostat, install ceiling fans, or make other recommendations. You could also sell your services to businesses. I bet this will become a very large industry in the next few years. Some people will make a LOT of extra money!


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14. Do you love to garden and use organic methods? Depending on how large your harvest may be, you could offer “in season” locally grown, organic vegetables and fresh herbs for sale to a restaurant. Take a basket of your most beautiful vegetables and visit several restaurants. Chefs are always interested in getting the best, the freshest food for their patrons. You could pick them, wash them, and deliver them within the hour. You can’t get much more fresh than that!

15. Know your antiques?
Spend your weekends scouting those garage sales, thrift stores, estate auctions, and flea markets to score old treasures on the cheap. Do some research to discover the real value of your finds and spend your next lunch hour auctioning it on eBay.

16. Set up computers,
home theater systems, or wireless networking systems for the technologically challenged. Even though technology is a constant presence in our everyday lives, some people just can’t seem to get the hang of it. You can offer to come in and help those with new gadgets get them set up, install new programs, organize the spaghetti mess of cables, and make sure everything is plugged in correctly.

17. A year or so after you’ve set up those computers, offer to help clean and speed up computers
that may have been infected with viruses, malware and spyware. You know it’s going to happen and someone will get paid to clean those systems.

18. If you’re really on the technology band wagon, you could offer to help people change the formats of their media.
Changing VHS videos to DVDs, scanning old photos, moving CDs to MP3s, or other format changes can make you some additional income.

19. Get paid to shop.
There are several companies that hire people to perform a mystery shop and report their experiences. Make sure you’re fair and that you understand the way each company goes to market.

20. Are you a genealogy buff?
People love to know their family histories, but don’t have time to do the research. You can offer your services as a “family researcher” and help clients learn about their roots, learn about your own in the process, and generate extra income.

21. Can you bake? Making and decorating cakes can allow you to show off our artistic side. You could also offer to bake pastries and other goodies for local coffee shops, a local deli, or even sell them in local office breakrooms.

22. Make jams and jellies.
If you listened to your grandma and learned to can and preserve food the old fashioned way, a quick trip to the farmer’s market could result in you making a big batch of peach preserves, blackberry jelly, or strawberry jam. Then you could sell it for a profit at a local market or over the Internet.

23. Babysit. There are actually several ways to go here. You don’t have to only offer to babysit for young parents looking to get a few hours break and attend a business function, though that is a possibility. What if you offered to keep kids all night long for parents who worked third shift? What if you offered to keep kids who were feeling a little sick (nothing major)? Most day care centers won’t accept a child who has a fever or a runny nose, but if you contacted several day care centers for referrals of mildly sick children, you could carve out a profitable market niche for yourself. Make certain you follow all local laws when keeping children.

24. Got a sewing machine? Many local clothing stores, particularly upscale stores, men’s suit stores, and even dry cleaners need people with sewing skills. Here’s your chance to show off your skills and make a little extra income.

25. Pet sitter.
Right now I’m looking for a pet sitter for my miniature dachshund. The kennels charge at least $20/day. Could you undercut the kennels, charge $15/day and keep a few pets in your home? If you’re wary, you could always set a weight limit and only keep those little guys (like mine). People need help with hamsters, guinea pigs, cats, dogs, and even exotic pets. If you live in an apartment, you could offer to feed, water, and check on pets kept in their homes. Then you could deduct the mileage from your taxes for an additional bonus.

26. Photography. Do you have one of those fancy cameras? Know how to use it? You could potentially start photographing people’s children, their weddings, their anniversaries, or their parties. You could take interesting photographs, post them on the appropriate sites, and then make money every time someone uses your photograph.

Here are a few tips to follow in your quest for extra income.

  • Always get everything in writing.
  • Always consult with a qualified tax adviser for mileage and other potential deductions.
  • Always try to get payment up front.
  • Always ask for referrals from your existing clients.
  • Always follow all local, state, and federal laws, especially when dealing with children.
source : http://www.thewisdomjournal.com/Blog/make-extra-money-incom/
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5 More Fun Money-Making Ideas!

I like Sarah's post about fun ways to make money, and I thought I'd add to that list. These are more "turn your hobbies into a job" type posts, and I don't suppose that they are all viable for everyone, but with a little creativity, they can be parlayed into part-time gigs.

Rent-a-goat

If you live in an area that harbors lots of invasive species, like ivy or blackberries, a small herd of goats may be the answer to gardening problems. Goats will eat anything, so why not rent a couple of them out for people who want sustainable weed-control?

Strip!

As burlesque shows make a comeback around the country, I say it's time that men started taking advantage of the nude mood and make a buck by taking it all off for loud crowds of screaming women.

Women have really lead the way in this field, so they might be a lot more successful at it. I've been blown away by the shows that gal pals have dragged me to over the past couple of years, but one particularly tipsy girl friend told me at the end of a long strippy evening, "You know what? If a guy got up there in overalls? With a piece of straw in his mouth? And took them off? Maybe with a tractor onstage? I'd [redacted] [redacted] his [redacted] and then give him a big fistful of cash."

Hobbies = cash

Are you decent at your hobby? I've got a friend who was really good at gardening, and makes a bundle selling potted flower arrangements at the farmer's market on weekends. My sister makes and sells skirts on an online store for indie artists. Other people have made extra cash doing holiday-specific stuff like wreath-making and putting together seasonal gift baskets. You ever see how much they charge for those candy bouquets? I always liked the idea of selling customized greeting cards, with messages like "Really sorry I barfed in your car last night." Dream big.

Craigslist is your friend

A drinking buddy once bought a lot of quality, brand new office chairs from a craigslist ad posted by a company that had just gone under, and resold them individually at a profit of $5K. I've found free stuff on craigslist and refinshed or repainted it, then resold it for a small profit (usually larger pieces, like armoires and dining tables).

Dog walking

I know people who pay over $100 a week for a dog walker. Since you can do this at lunch, rent out your services to someone who lives near where you work. There's ultimately zero overhead, and think of how many credit cards you can pay off with an extra $400 a month! Plus, you're getting paid to exercise.


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غضب عارم يخرج من كل فتحة في جسده ... عيناه ... أذناه .. انفه وفمه... يمزق غضبه قلبه ويعصره فيلون بالدم يداه فيخرج للعالم معلناً صرخة .. أنا أيضا يحق لي الحياة... يحق لي أن أعيش... أن أكون إنساناً اشعر بكياني لا مفرغ من كل إحساس... لا أداة يستخدمها الناس لتسيير أمورهم ... يحق لي أن أريد وأن يتحقق ما أريد ... . أن اتنشق من انفي أوكسجينا نقيا نظيف ... يحق لي أن أفكر .. أن انمي فكري ولا احصره كدمية مقلوعة العينين في صحراء واسعة. ... يحق لي أن أكون عفوياً .. أن أحب ... أحب الحياة ... أحب العصافير ... أحب كل شيء وأن يبادلني كذلك بالحب...

بتثاقل السكارى خلع نظارته واتكئ على زاوية ومعطفه يكاد يسقط منه ... من أنا ؟! يطلق سؤالاً للنكرات ... لـ اللاأحد ... لعله يسمع جواباً مقنع منهم عن سؤاله الذي طالما سأله للآدميين ولم يسمع منهم إلا كلام منمق جميل اعتادوا التفوه به وهم أبعد ما يمكن عن أن يتصفوا به... كعادتهم يتكلمون بما لا يعملون ... هل عليّ أن أتخلى عن مبادئي التي تربيت عليها حتى أكون مقبولاً بين الناس ؟ ... هل يجب أن أكذب.. أخدع ... ألف و أدور ... أستحيل سحلية تغير لونها حسب البيئة ... ربما يجب عليّ أن أقلد البقية... أكونا مثلهم ذرة غبار منثور بين الأشواك... حتى لو كانت الذرة أثقل من بقية أخوتها لكنها تبقى ذرة... حتى وإن دخلت في عين أكبر طاغية لن تحدث فرقاً طالما هي ذرة.. غبار... نعم الأشياء تقاس بحجومها لا معانيها وجوهرها .. هذا ما يتمسك به مجتمع الماديات

ماذا حل بالبشر ؟! يحتاجوك وينادون عليك عندما يحتاجوك ... ولا يبصروك عندما تمر أمامهم في غير وقت حاجتهم ... الأمر يفوق المصالح الشخصية .. يصل إلى حد الدناءة البشرية والقبح الذي يلون نفس صاحبه ويظهر متباهياً لعيون الناس بما يحمله صاحبه من أخلاق و روح... لا صداقة دائما ولا عداوة دائما إنما مصالح دائمة ... هكذا كالمسمار المختلف عن غيره فلا يكون نصيبك إلا طرقة كبيرة على رأسه تجعله يعيد التفكير فيما يحدث من حوله بينما غيرك النمطيين يسلمون من تلك الطرقة


يحيطونه بأسوار وجدران عالية من الجهل والتخلف والتابوهات .. ممنوع كل شيء إلا ما سمح بنص .. هذا هو قانون الحياة من الآن فصاعداً .. اذهب أينما تريد عدى الاتجاهات الستة... هذا ما اخبره به أحدهم جواباً على سؤال إلى أين أذهب؟! ... يتكلمون عن المغتربين والمساجين خلف الحدود و الجدران ولا يدرون بأن هناك مغتربين داخل الأوطان ومساجين داخل البيوت .. ليست إقامة جبرية كالزعماء إنما حياة جبرية ... لا احد يجبر أحد على الحياة وأي حياة تلك التي يعيشها والحرف الأول منها ممنوع .. لا هواء إلا نصف ما يأخذ غيره.. لا بصر إلا ربع ما يأخذه غيره ... إلا بشق النفس وطلوع الروح ... لا غداء .. موسيقى كانت أم خبز... حتى العصافير يغتالونها لتوضع في أقفاص زينة ... ربما هذا العصفور يملك من الحرية أكثر مما يملكه سجين الحياة !

يخدعوك بأرقام مبهرة ويتناسون أرقام فاضحة أخرى... مجتمع يصيح ويرقص بتحرر المرأة ويخدع نفسه أولاً والآخرين بأنها نصف المجتمع ويطلق حكم إعدام عندما يجد رقماً غريباً قد ظهر على شاشة هاتف أخته... يتبجح بالعروبة وهو أبعد ما يمكن عن أخلاقهم ... طبعاً اقصد أخلاقهم في ذاك الوقت ...

يقطفون الهواء من داخل الرئات ... يسرقون الدمع من عيون الأمهات... يرعبون البراءة في قلب لأطفال ... و ينهبون اللوعة للقاء مغترب خلف التلال ... يخدعون نفسهم بمقولة الحياة حلوة بشرط أن نفهمها .. و كيف ستكون حلوة وأول ما تقابلك به صفعة على مؤخرتك تصرخ باكياً بأعلى صوتك حتى تكاد تخرج حنجرتك من رأسك... وكيف سنفهم شيء لا يفهمنا ! ...

يتمنى لو أن يوماً يشعر بصداه ... يطلق بحة في الفضاء ويتلقى رداً عليها ... حتى الحجر عندما تلقيه تسمع صداه ... تكاد قوانين الفيزياء تتلاشى أمامه عندما يشيح ببصره إلى مرآة فيرى شيئاً كأنما هو .. ربما مع الزمن يختفي جزء من هذا الشيء المادي .. العظم المكسو باللحم ... كتلة اللحم والشحم هذه تتقلص كما يكون قلبه وعقله ... بل ربما أسرع حتى ينتهي به الحال عضوين بحجم كفي اليد هما الحيلة والفتيلة...
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the fastest way to make money


Whether you are someone searching for supplemental income for a regular job or someone who is looking to take their entire work experience to the internet, the same rules apply. Many people in America are searching for ways to make additional money. With the proliferation of the internet and the fairly new blogosphere, it has become very easy for anyone to make money blogging.Depending on the type of blogging you are looking to do or how involved you are looking to get, there are some fundamentals you should understand before you get started.
Many people will choose to start their own blog. The great thing about starting your own blog is that it can be about any topic you choose. There are upsides and downsides to learning how to make money blogging, however. The good aspect is that you are likely very knowledgeable on the topic. If it is a passion or hobby you will also enjoy writing about it and sharing your experience with others. A good blog is often one into which the blogger pours their heart and soul. There can be problems with running your own blog that you must overcome, and not be afraid to get your feet wet with blogging. The primary problem in this instance is generating traffic.
Generating traffic for a blog you are running can be hard if your choice of topic is a small niche. With blogs on popular topics, there can be very tough competition for traffic. By writing unique blogs with high search engine ratings, you can pull readers in from other sites or other blogs. Traffic is where the money is in blogging. Traffic means that people may click on your banner ads from Adsense or Chikita. In addition, traffic can lead to rising popularity which may be incentive for companies to pay for advertising space. If you're an affiliate marketer, then you can promote your affiliate products by looking like a professional in your chosen niche.
Not everyone starts a blog simply to pull in traffic and generate ad revenue. Some people want to make money blogging to sell their product or service. Many agents run a blog to represent themselves. Some local businesses also run a blog to share their product and their message in a personal way. Allowing other bloggers or people who share interests get together is a great way to reach a loyal visitor base. Blogs allow connections to popular sales sites such as eBay and Amazon. In this way, the blog can act as another method for advertising or drawing in more customers to purchase the products that they need from your niche. Make money blogging today by following these simple instructions.
Others are looking for something less demanding when it comes to blogging. It is possible for talented writers to get jobs writing blog articles for others. If you are a good writer and knowledgeable on the appropriate subjects, writing blog articles for others is a great way to make money blogging in your spare time. Regardless of the method that you choose, making money with blogging can be simple if you approach it in the proper manner. Finding the best way for you to make money blogging and approaching it like any other job will give you the strength and the determination that you need to start making money blogging right now
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Make Money in 2009 - 3 Make Money Ideas for 2009


Make money in 2009. Start the new year with a make money attitude and orientation. So if 2008 was a bad year for the whole economy you can make 2009 a much better year with lots of make money ideas and plans. Above all the make money idea requires positive thinking and belief. And being creative. We will present some make money ideas for 2009.

Make money in 2009 idea number 1. A classic but yet effective one. Start and join an affiliate business. An affiliate business is the easiest way to make money since it requires usually a small or free initial investment. It is ideal for both beginners and experienced internet marketers and the variety of ways to make money is enormous.
Someone active in internet marketing can make money with plenty of ways, goods, and resources:
1. Make money with books and magazines
2. Make money with wellness and nutrition
3.Make money with personal care, business resources, consumer goods
4.Make money with informational products and the list goes on.

The real beauty in this free make money business opportunity is that you have the freedom to choose what products have the highest commissions for you so that to promote only those that can bring you the highest return for your efforts and time spent.

Make money in 2009 idea number 2.Sell your own informational product. Information is one of the highest and most lucrative internet marketing money making ways. One of the most searched keyword phrase is "how to" make anything, sell anything, fix anything etc.Each person has a unique gift, talent so try to find yours and market it! Do not be afraid of the competition as competition means two things. If there are too many webpages for a specific keyword such as cars this means that it has a lot of potential to make a profit as many people are looking for information about this specific keyword and others have already exploited it and created their own informational pages to sell anything related to this keyword.
On the other hand if it has little competition it means that perhaps you are one of the first people who found already a niche market and being at the early stages of a new market means usually a lot of profit and money to be made.
Either way you can make a thorough research on major search engines and see the trends of hot topics for current year 2008. Then try to make an informational product on one topic as trends persist for a long time and do not change so easily.

Make money in 2009 idea number 3.Be controversial, and unconventional. Words like odd, unusual, unique, can be a real goldmine and make you money in 2009 if you exploit them to their full potential.
Why no ordinary thoughts or ideas can make you money is simple. At some point everybody is looking for a point of differentiation, a unique idea that can create a new trend or just fill a gap that exists in social, economic, needs that has not been discovered yet. If you plan to become a millionaire make an extensive list of potential things people will want to read about during next year. Financial crisis is one top important example. Money and business have always been traditional top keyword phrases that most people are looking for. Create an informational unique product about how to make money and start an online business that will help people either to save money, make money or protect their money in bad conditions and a sure success is almost guaranteed. Of course you have to market your product also but there are plenty of free internet marketing ebooks on the web.

Make money in 2009 requires creativity, imagination and why not differentiation
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Google Adsense Tips, Tricks, and Secrets




I’ve been reading a few forums and blogs about Google Adsense tips lately, and thought it would be helpful to consolidate as many as possible in one place without the comments. I’ve also thrown in a few tips of my own. We start out with some of the basic general stuff and move to the more specific topics later on.

Build an Empire?

When you’re deciding to become a website publisher you will fall into one of two broad categories:
  • Publish 100 websites that each earn $1 a day profit
  • Publish 1 website that earns $100 a day profit
The reality of it is, most people end up somewhere in between. Having 100 websites leaves you with maintenance, management and content issues. Having one website leaves you open to all sort of fluctuations (search engines algorithm’s, market trends, etc). You can adapt your plan on the way, but you’ll have an easier time if you start out going in the direction of where you want to end up.
General or Niche
You can build your website around general topics or niche ones. Generally speaking niche websites work better with adsense. First off the ad targeting is much better. Secondly as you have a narrow focus your writing naturally becomes more expert in nature. Hopefully this makes you more authority in your field.
If this is your first try at building an adsense website, make it about something you enjoy. It will make the process much easier and less painful to accomplish. You should however make sure that your topic has enough of an ad inventory and the payout is at a level you are comfortable with. You may love medieval folk dancing, but the pool of advertisers for that subject is very small (in fact it’s currently zero).
Once you’ve gotten the hang of how Adsense works on a website, you are going to want to dabble in some high paying keywords, you may even be tempted to buy a high paying keyword list. This does come with some dangers. First off the level of fraud is much higher on the big money terms. Secondly there is a distortion of the supply and demand relationship for these terms. Everyone wants ads on their website that make $35 or more a click, however the number of advertisers who are willing to pay that much is pretty limited. Additionally the competition for that traffic is going to be stiff. So, don’t try to run with the big dogs if you can’t keep up. If you have to ask if you’re a big dog, then chances are, you’re not.

New Sites, Files and Maintenance

When you’re building a new site don’t put adsense on it until it’s finished. In fact I’d go even farther and say don’t put adsense on it until you have built inbound links and started getting traffic. If you put up a website with “lorem ipsum” dummy or placeholder text, your adsense ads will almost certainly be off topic. This is often true for new files on existing websites, especially if the topic is new or different. It may take days or weeks for google’s media bot to come back to your page and get the ads properly targeted. TIP: If you start getting lots of traffic from a variety of IP’s you will speed this process up dramatically.
I like to build my sites using include files. I put the header, footer and navigation in common files. It makes it much easier to maintain and manage. I also like to put my adsense code in include files. If I want/need to change my adsense code, it’s only one file I have to work with. TIP: I also use programming to turn the adsense on or off. I can change one global variable to true or false and my adsense ads will appear or disappear.

Managing URL’s and channels

Adsense channels is one area where it’s really easy to go overboard with stats. You can set up URL channels to compare how one website is doing to another. You can also set up sub channels for each URL. If you wanted to you do something channels like this:
  • domain1.com – 728 banner
  • domain1.com – 336 block
  • domain1.com – text link
  • domain2.com – 728 banner
  • domain2.com – image banner
  • domain2.com – 336 block
  • domain3.com – 300 block
While this is great for testing and knowing who clicks where and why, it makes your reporting a little wonky. Your total number will always be correct but when you look at your reports with a channel break down things will get displayed multiple times and not add up to correct total. Makes things pretty confusing, so decide if you really need/want that level of reporting detail. TIP: At the very least you want to know what URL is generating the income so be sure to enter distinct URL channels.

Site Design and Integration


Once you know you are going to put adsense on your website you’re going to have to consider where to put it. If this is new site it’s easier, if it’s an existing site it’s more difficult. While there are some people who will be able to do it, in most cases I’d say if you just slap the adsense code in, you’ll end up with a frankensite monster (props to Tedster of WMW for the buzzword). While every website is different, Google has published some heat maps showing the optimal locations. No surprise that the best spots are middle of the page and left hand side. Now I’ve done really well by placing it on the right, but you should know why you’re doing it that way before hand, and be prepared to change it if it doesn’t work out.
Google has also has published a list of the highest performing ad sizes:
  • 336×280 large rectangle
  • 300×250 inline rectangle
  • 160×600 wide skyscraper
From the sites that I run, I do really well with the 336 rectangle and 160 skyscraper. My next best performing ad size is the 728 leaderboard, I don’t really use the 300 inline rectangle too often. So really it depends on how well you integrate these into your site. Placement can have a dramatic effect on performance. TIP: When working on a new site or new layout you may want to give each location it’s own channel for a little while until you understand the users behavior.
Another ‘trick’ that can increase your CTR is by blending your adsense into your body copy. For example if your body copy is black, remove the adsense border and make the title, text, and URL black.TIP: Try changing all of your page hyperlinks to a high contrast color (like dark red or a bold blue) then change the adsense title to the same color.
The one area where I’ve found blended ads don’t perform as well is forums, especially ones with a high volume of repeat members. Regular visitors develop banner blindness pretty quickly. One ‘trick’ to keep the ads from being ignored is to randomize the color and even the placement. As with any of the decisions about location, placement and color it’s a trade off. How much do you emphasize the ads without annoying your visitors. Remember it’s better to have a 1% CTR with 500 regular visitors as opposed to a 5% CTR with 50 visitors. TIP: For forums try placing the adsense ads directly above or below the the first forum thread.

Using Images

One of the latest ’secrets’ to make the rounds is using images placed directly above or below an adsense leaderboard. This has been used for a while but came out in a digital point forum thread where a member talked about quadrupling their CTR.
Basically you set up the adsense code in a table with four images that line up directly with the ads. Whether or not this is deceptive is fuzzy and very subjective. Obviously four blinking arrows would be ‘enticing people to click’ and be against the adsense TOS. However placing pictures of 4 laptops over laptops ads isn’t, so use your best judgment here and look at it from the advertiser or Google’s perspective. If you have a question as to your implementation being ‘over the line’ write to adsense and ask them to take a look.
As far as using the images, I’ve done it and can tell you it definitely works. You get the best results when the images ‘complete the story the ads are telling’. For example if you have ads about apple pies, use pictures of freshly baked apple pies, instead of granny smith, Macintosh, pink lady, and braeburn apples. TIP: Don’t limit yourself to using images only on that size ad unit, it works just as well with the other sizes, like the 336 rectangle.

Added:

I got a little criticizm for this and rightly so, as I wasn’t specific as I could have been. Do not use very identifiable brand name or products for your images. Use generic non-specific stock images whenever possible and appropriate.

Multiple Ad Units

Another way to increase ad revenue is to use multiple ad units. According to Google’s TOS you are allowed to post up to three ad units per page. Similar to standard search results the highest paying ad units will be served first and the lowest being served last. If there is enough of an ad inventory, place all three ad units. However you should pay attention to the payouts. Current assumption is you get 60% of the revenue (on a $0.05 click you get $0.03). So if a click from the third ad unit is only paying between 3 to 5 cents you may want to omit it from your page. This is one are where giving your ad units channels does have value. If one ad unit is getting a higher percentage of click throughs you’ll want to make sure the highest paying ads are being served there. TIP:Use CSS positioning to get your highest paying ads serving in the location with the highest CTR.

Adsense in RSS

With the growth of blogs and RSS feeds you’re starting to see adsense included in the feeds now. IMHO this doesn’t work, and here’s why:
  • You only get to place one ad unit.
  • You have no control over finding the ’sweet spot’ for the ad unit.
  • The ads are usually poorly targeted (this is getting better).
  • People develop ‘banner blindness’.
I know people like being able to read full postings in their feed reader, and there are at least a dozen other reasons for full posts from pleasing your users to mobile offline computing, all of which are completely valid. However if your website depends on generating adsense revenue to survive, then bring them to the site and show them the ads there.

Affiliate Sites

Placing Adsense on affiliate sites is tricky. Are you giving up a $10, $20, or $30 sale for a $1 click? This is something you have to test on your own to figure out. If you aren’t converting now it’s definitely worth a try. I like to use adsense on my article pages. For example let’s say you had an affiliate website where you sold shoes. You’re going to need some related articles to ‘flesh out’ the site. Things like ‘getting a shoe shine’ or ‘finding a shoe repair shop’ these are excellent spots for adsense. While you won’t get rich, they will usually provide a small steady income and cover things like hosting costs.TIP: If you find you have pages getting more than 50 clicks per month add more pages about this topic, and link the pages together. Mine you logs for the search terms used.

PPC Arbitrage

This is a dicey subject so I’m going to steer clear of precise examples. Basically you bid on low volume uber niche terms at a very low cost. You set up landing page that contains high payout ads for the related general topic. You are looking for terms with a large gap between the price you are bidding on adwords and the price you are getting on Adsense. If you pay $0.10 a click and get $1.00 a click you make $0.90 each click. To get your adsense ad approved you will need to ‘add some value’ along the way. You can make a killing or get taken to the cleaners with this one, so make sure you know what you are doing before you try it.

Have any other adsense tips, tricks or secrets? Drop me an email and let me know, I’ll give you credit.
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728 leaderboard works very well if it is just above the end of the
“above the fold” area on what would be considered your viewers average
resolution/browser window size if there are few other enticing links
above the fold. Makes for an interesting layout but if you’re building
a site for AdSense it may be worth it. We consistently receive very
high CTRs from doing this.

Try to build sites that allow you to quickly try any and all of
those locations outlined in the heatmap guide or at least allow you a
wide degree of freedom to easily change ad/content locations.
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Making money online through adsense



is one of the easiest way to earn money online. To start with, first we need to know what is Google Adsense. AdSense is an advertisement serving program run by Google. Website and blog owners can enroll in this program to enable text, image, and more recently, video advertisements on their websites or blogs. These advertisements are administered by Google and generate revenue on either a per-click or per-impression basis.

There are four types of Ads on googlde adsense:

1. AdSense for Content
Display ads that are targeted to your site's unique content. Google matches advertisements to the content of a website. When the user clicks the ads link text, he or she is redirected to the advertiser's website. The publisher is paid if the advertisements on the page are clicked.

2. AdSense for Search
Offer your users site search or web search while earning revenue from ads relevant to their search terms. allows you to place Google search boxes on your websites. When a user searches the Internet or the website with the search box, Google shares any advertising revenue it makes from those searches with the you. However the publisher is paid only if the advertisements on the page are clicked: AdSense does not pay publishers for mere searches.

3. AdSense for Feeds
Place relevant ads in feeds that Google manages for you. It works by inserting images into a feed. When the image is displayed by a RSS reader or Web browser, Google writes the advertising content into the image that it returns. The advertisement content is chosen based on the content of the feed surrounding the image. When the user clicks the image, he or she is redirected to the advertiser's website in the same way as regular AdSense advertisements.

4. AdSense for mobile content
allows you to generate earnings from their mobile websites using targeted Google advertisements. Just like AdSense for content, Google matches advertisements to the content of a website — in this case, a mobile website.

How AdSense works?

- The webmaster inserts the AdSense JavaScript code into a webpage.

- Each time this page is visited, the JavaScript code creates an IFrame with a src attribute set to the page's URL.

- For contextual advertisements, Google's servers use a cache of the page to determine a set of high-value keywords. If keywords have been cached already, advertisements are served for those keywords based on the AdWords bidding system. (More details are described in the AdSense patent.)

- For site-targeted advertisements, the advertiser chooses the page(s) on which to display advertisements, and pays based on cost per mille (CPM), or the price advertisers choose to pay for every thousand advertisements displayed.

- For referrals, Google adds money to the advertiser's account when visitors either download the referred software or subscribe to the referred service. The referral program will be retired in August 2008.

- Search advertisements are added to the list of results after the visitor performs a search.

- Because the JavaScript is sent to the Web browser when the page is requested, it is possible for other website owners to copy the JavaScript code into their own webpages. To protect against this type of fraud, AdSense customers can specify the pages on which advertisements should be shown. AdSense then ignores clicks from pages other than those specified.

3 ways of Maximizing your Google Adsense Income

- use a wide range of traffic-generating techniques, including but not limited to online advertising.
- build valuable content on your websites that attracts AdSense advertisements, which pay out you when they are clicked.
- use copy on your websites that encourages visitors to click on advertisements. Note that Google prohibits webmasters from using phrases like "Click on my AdSense ads" to increase click rates. The phrases accepted are "Sponsored Links" and "Advertisements".

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15 Tips to Increase Blog Traffic




The blogosphere is a big and busy world with over 100 million blogs and growing. How do you attract visitors to your blog? Follow these simple tips to drive traffic to your blog.

1. Write Well and Write Often

Frequently updating your blog with useful content is the first step to building your blog's audience. The content you write is what will keep readers coming back for more. Make sure you have something meaningful to say to them and say it often to maintain their interest and keep them loyal.
Furthermore, post frequently to increase the number of chances you have for your blog's content to be noticed by search engines such as Google or Technorati.


2. Submit Your Blog to Search Engines

Get on the radar screen for the popular search engines such as Google and Yahoo! by submitting your blog's URL to them. Most search engines provide a 'Submit' link (or something similar) to notify the search engine of your new blog, so those search engines will crawl it and include your pages in their results.
It's important to understand that simply submitting your blog to search engines doesn't mean your pages will appear at the top of a Google search results screen, but at least your blog will be included and will have the chance of being picked up by a search engine.

3. Use and Update Your Blogroll

By adding links to sites you like in your blogroll, the owners of those blogs will find your blog and will be likely to add a reciprocal link in their blogrolls. It's an easy way to get the link to your blog in front of many readers on other blogs. The hope is that some of those readers will click on the link to your blog on the other blogs' blogrolls and find your content interesting and enjoyable turning them into loyal readers.

4. Harness the Power of Comments

Commenting is a simple and essential tool to increase your blog's traffic. First, respond to comments left on your blog to show your readers that you value their opinions and draw them into a two-way conversation. This will increase reader loyalty.
Second, leave comments on other blogs to drive new traffic. Make sure you leave your blog's URL in your comment, so you create a link back to your own blog. Many people will read the comments left on a blog post. If they read a particularly interesting comment, they are highly likely to click on the link to visit the commentor's website. It's important to make sure you leave meaningful comments that are likely to invite people to click on your link to read more.

5. Syndicate Your Blog's Content with an RSS Feed

Setting up an RSS feed button on your blog makes it easy for your loyal readers to not just read your blog but also know when you publish new content.

6. Use Links and Trackbacks

Links are one of the most powerful parts of your blog. Not only are links noticed by search engines, but they also act as a tap on the shoulder to other bloggers who can easily identify who is linking to their sites. Linking helps to get you noticed by other bloggers who are likely to investigate the sites that are linking to them. This may lead them to become new readers of your blog or to add links to your blog from theirs.
You can take links to other blogs a step further by leaving a trackback on the other blog to let them know you've linked to them. Blogs that allow trackbacks will include a link back to your blog in the comments section of the post that you originally linked to. People do click on trackback links!

7. Tag Your Posts

It takes a few extra seconds to add tags to each of your blog posts, but it's worth the time in terms of the additional traffic tags can drive to your blog. Tags (like links) are easily noticed by search engines. They're also key to helping readers find your blog when they perform searches on popular blog search engines such as Technorati.

8. Submit Your Posts to Social Bookmarking Sites

Taking the time to submit your best posts to social bookmarking sites such as digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit and more can be a simple way to quickly boost traffic to your blog.

9. Remember Search Engine Optimization

When you write your blog posts and pages, remember to optimize your pages for search engines to find them. Include relevant keywords and links but don't overload your posts with too many relevant keywords or completely irrelevant keywords. Doing so can be considered spamming and could have negative results such as your blog being removed from Google's search entirely.

10. Don't Forget Images

Images don't just make your blog look pretty, they also help people find you in search engine listings. People often use the image search options offered by Google, Yahoo! and other search engines, and naming your images with search engine optimization in mind can easily boost your traffic.
The blogosphere is a big and busy world with over 100 million blogs and growing. How do you attract visitors to your blog? Follow these simple tips to drive traffic to your blog.

11. Consider Guest Blogging

Guest blogging can be done when you write a guest post on another blogger's blog or when another blogger writes a guest post on your blog. Both methods are likely to increase traffic as your blog will be exposed to the other blogger's audience. Many of the other blogger's readers will visit your blog to see what you have to say.


12. Join Forums, Web Rings or Online Groups

Find online forums, web rings, groups or social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn where you can share ideas and ask questions of like-minded individuals. Add a link to your blog in your signature line or profile, so each time you post on a forum or participate in another online network, you're indirectly promoting your blog. Chances are many people will click on that link to learn more about you.

13. Promote Outside Your Blog

Promoting your blog shouldn't stop when you step outside the blogosphere. Add your blog's URL to your email signature and business cards. Talk about it in offline conversations. It's important to get your name and your blog's URL noticed offline, too.

14. Nominate Yourself and Other Blogs for Blog Awards

There are a number of blog awards given out throughout the year. Nominating yourself and other blogs and bloggers can draw attention to your blog and drive traffic to it.

15. Don't Be Shy

The most important part of the blogosphere is its community and much of your success as a blogger will be tied to your willingness to network with that community. Don't be afraid to ask questions, join conversations or just say hi and introduce yourself. Don't sit back and hope the online world will find you. Speak out and get yourself noticed. Let the blogosphere know you've arrived and have something to say!
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