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Making a little extra income – online
Thu 29-Apr-10
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Danny
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Hi Jack - so sorry that we did not notice your post until now (this is not recognised as a High Efficiency blog forum!)

I will find your email addr in the database and send that doc to you (1 month late, but heck - let's de-stress).

New opportunity

We have an enquiry from an agent who represents several UK commercial sites. Ideally, he want to pay for ads on a large network of UK blogs with a theme similar to ours. That means "home makers" in general. Sites whose visitors are likely to be interested in purchasing stuff for home, kitchen, garden etc.

If you have a blog or site that attracts more than an average of 1,000 visitors a month, then please PM me if this idea is of interest to you. It's more like pennies than mega bucks but every small stream can eventually add up to a significant income and who knows where this association may lead to. Ok

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Fri 30-Apr-10
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Good luck with that Danny, every little helps.

I'll try that again!

Mon 3-May-10
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Hi everybody

I noticed that a link was placed to my article http://www.aselfsufficientlife.com/make-money-online.html about my road to making money online. I know this may sound cheeky, or even far fetched but over the past year we have gone from being very, and I mean very poor to making good money whilst still living our off grid life up our mountain in Spain.

For April we made well over 8000 pounds from our online endeavours. i.e writing blogs that are product based and more like selling pages than online diaries like most of our self sufficient life blog is. It has been a lot of work and a lot of time spent at the laptops but the growth realy can be quite incredible. The artilcle I wrote is quite  a comprehensive guide to the topic of making money via blogs and may be difficult to understand but once digested and more importantly put in to practice it really can lead to a very sustainable income. It fits perfectly with a self sufficient lifestyle in that we can work when we wish, spend time growing veg and keeping chickens and basically be free from the "man".

Anyway, I don't want to crash the party as I am not an active member but I just wanted to say that with some serious work and dedication you can make money with the way I talk about. It may not be for everyone and takes some serious learning, it all depends on how much you want to break free from a current position.

I will check back here if anyone has any questions. But one think I note from the thread is the reticence to get written content online.

After spending over a year in the sometimes murlky world of making money online which is full of people trying to sell you ebooks etc that anyone who can make a coherent sentence on a forum (as you have done) is more than capable of writing for any online article database, or more profitably having their own sites. The first few articles are always the most scary, but now having probably thousands if not tens of thousands of online articles over many websites and other sources I can say it becomes second nature after a while.

If you would like a more indepth look at this business please see http://www.makingmoneyontheinternetfree.info/ it is a little more for those in the know but is a motivator nonetheless.

Anyway, it is just to let people know that it can be done of you would like to go for a different and more "free" lifestyle, although we are talking about a lot of work and effort. But a year of dedication will certainly see you making thousands every month working from your computer. And no more day job, which is what many strive for.

Sorry for the links but I thought they may be of genuine use.

Mr. Dirty Boots (or Dave)Wink

Mon 3-May-10
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Thanks for coming on, Dave, and explaining the opportunities warts and all.

I know that time is the primary resource. Persistence is second. Writing skills are a distant tenth really.

Your visit and comment is a coincidence because I am just setting up such a site. Will check out your own link again and update here.

What I would love to see happen is that members on here get an opportunity to participate in a joint venture because not everybody has the technical know-how (not very difficult) or the SEO knowledge (can be learned over time) but a sharing and pooling of resources and responsibilities could provide a big bang.

Watch this space.

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Sat 8-May-10
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OK, we may have an opportunity. This is speculative and not yet confirmed.

However, Fiona and I are prepared to take a small gamble on a successful outcome.

If you feel that you could spend a few minutes on Google to research one particular benefit of a product that we will supply details of, then please PM me. Do not sign up in this thread, for reasons of privacy. PM me.

Writing skills are NOT important. We can review your article and make any required adjustments in 5 minutes flat.

This is very experimental but we will pay you £2 in your currency for every article you submit. We need 50+ so you can choose to do several, your time permitting.

If we can resell them to other site owners, then you will get paid several times over for a few minutes' work.

But please PM me first for the full details.

Thanks,

Danny

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Tue 18-May-10
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Regarding my post above, thank you to everybody who is willing to give it a shot. There have been some new and interesting developments that we want to consider - sort of a crossroads as to which route we should take.

Just another few days.

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Wed 2-Jun-10
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Shereen
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Hi Danny.

This is a little bit of a tangent, but this thread seemed the most suitable place to ask.

Whenever I visit the Cottage Smallholder and have the time I click through on the various adverts around the site. Is it worth my while doing this even if I'm not purchasing from the advertisers? I know for some sites it is and some it isn't.

Ta!

Wed 2-Jun-10
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Good question, and thanks for both doing that and for asking, Shereen.

No. We gain no benefit from you just clicking through on our ads. Only if you buy something on the advertiser site. Then F gets a small commission that varies from site to site. If you want to buy your next Mercedes Benz, then please do use the Amazon ad on the main blog right-hand panel to click through and buy it on Amazon!

The type of ads that do pay for clicks are called PPC (Pay Per Click) but we prefer to attract "proper" advertisers, like those little text links on the blog top-right. They benefit both from click-throughs and from having Google associate those words with the products they are selling. This site is reasonably high ranking in Google (PR5. Delia is PR6, out of 10 I think) and so the target site's relevance and importance is raised in Google. Those links are called backlinks and they provide what's called "link juice" to lower ranking sites.

Yes. F does earn something like £0.04 every time somebody watches the videos that appear beneath each article. Just your first viewing. Repeat viewing of the same video by you would not count for payment.

What does appear to have some impact is – if you see a CSH entry while you are doing a Google search. I don't know for sure but it seems to make sense. If somebody is searching for, say "chicken thighs recipe" and they click on the CSH entry on Google's search results, and do not come back and click on another entry in the list, then I think that Google reckons that the CSH article has satisfied that user's requirements and gives it a few more brownie points and moves it up the list for that search term.

And if were to do that 5 times yourself, then Gogle would probably
detect that and demote the article.

But with Google, nobody knows for sure.

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Thu 3-Jun-10
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Thanks Danny! It's nice to know how we can help 🙂

Fri 4-Jun-10
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Does it work with Ecosia?

http://ecosia.org/

Ecosia is fast, uses green electricity, gives 80% of advertising revenue to rainforest protection, isn't a powerful multi-national, and it works well as a search engine.

Sat 5-Jun-10
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I like that idea, Barbara. I see that they are working on a version that can be installed on a web site. Currently you can only install it in your browser but that is a very good thing.

The downside is that the search results are very low grade quality. For example, i used it to search our site for "chicken thighs recipe". It looks like the search data in Bing or Yahoo is pretty crummy.

I will contact them to get a better understanding. If it can return decent results the I would be happy to make it our site search engine.

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Sun 6-Jun-10
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Isn't the problem with search engines that they are iterative? Google is so good because it has had so much practice and the only way for Ecosia to improve is to keep using it? I know what you mean though as I try and search for things and don't get what I want and end up reverting to Google.Wave

Sat 17-Jul-10
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Hi Danny have been going through this article and am interested in the idea of working from home as for a very long time have known that I can't maintain secular work outside. To unstable physically. I don't understand what you mean by PM you about this so I can't basically!!

Cheryl wave

Sat 17-Jul-10
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Just above your post is a box marked PM - private message - and on one of Danny's posts, say post number 26 (see, on right hand side of this column, each post is numbered).

Click on the PM, and another page appears, and if you scroll down to the title and the 'post' box, you can write your message in the box.

Hope this helps.

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Sat 17-Jul-10
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oh, and when you have posted the private message, click on FORUM, to return to the regular forum pages.

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