Time for a New Experiment… 20 Ways to Make $100 a Day Online

ExperimentHi all!

Yes, it’s time for a new experiment. I’m letting my affiliate sites + Adsense percolate a bit to see how it goes. I’m getting roughly 2 sales a month from one site and just started another one a week ago, so we’ll see how things progress.

So I saw this post on “20 Ways to Make $100 Per Day Online” from  The Internet Marketing Inner Circle (sounds ominous).

If you want to check it out yourself, click here.

The idea is that an average person can build sustainable incomes working part time from home. It’s a collection of articles written by people who made this work in the real world, so hopefully the BS quotient will be low and the ability to actually apply these techniques will be high.

So I’m going to start working through this book a little at a time and I’ll share my results. For only $27, you get a nearly 250 page book documenting 20 different techniques to try, so I’m going to mine it for all its worth.

Keep your fingers crossed! Anybody out there already gone through this particular book?


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Ad-sense Publisher Experiment, Day 36

Hi all…

Well, I have a few things to report on my Ad-sense Publisher Experiment…

First, as I reached the magic $50 limit for cost, I put my ad-sense campaign on “pause”.

Ad-sense Publisher Experiment, Day 36

As you can see from the above picture, I had 287 clicks in 30 days, with 566,614 impressions, an average CPC of $0.25 and a total cost of $52.19 for that campaign.

Ad-sense Publisher Experiment, Day 36 - Performance

And as you can see (as the “well, duh!” moment), my campaign went downhill after I put it on pause.

Ad-sense Publisher Experiment, Day 36 traffic

My traffic has dropped off considerably.

In addition, I have had no new sales since August 9th. I wasn’t making much money before that anyway – maybe one sale every couple of weeks, but at least I was getting sales. 🙂

So I’m torn… The AdSense stuff obviously helped with traffic to my affiliate site. And it’s not really AdSense’s fault that the clicks weren’t converting to sales. So I think I may go ahead and let it run another month to see what shakes loose.

Anybody else having luck or have any good tricks for AdSense? I’m all ears!

Until next time…


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DiscountClick Services for your Blog or Website

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Hi all!

The great folks at DiscountClick.com have a great suite of Internet Marketing services to help out your website or blog. By providing an array of services aimed at improving your SEO and increase traffic (and therefore hopefully sales) to your site, DiscountClick is there to help you make sure your links are targeted to the right folks in the right places to get you (and them) more money down the line.

They do this by handling several key areas of SEO (Search Engine Optimization):

Cost-wise, they have a variety of entry points for their services also, starting from a flat $50 per link for one way links back to your website from a variety of sources – page rank, domain age, domains, and IP addresses. They state that each of these premium links is worth about 100 links from other SEO consulting companies.

Up from there is the entry level SEO website service, which is a $500 fee. It’s difficult to discern from the text on their pricing page whether this is $500 a month or a flat $500 fee. But they will help out small businesses get started in the SEO marketing space.

They offer many other services, including a Pay Per Click (PPC) starter service, self service tracking and tools, ultra ranking & promotion, and so on, ranging from a low $50 fee up to $3000 for companies with custom high marketing budgets who want to see a good return for their money.

For those folks using their services, they also provide an affiliate program to help spread the word and gain a little additional $$.

Visibility wise, they have a number of high profile clients that use their marketing services including Phillips Lighting, Blogsvertise, and The Stevens Institute of Technology.

So check out DiscountClick if you’re looking for dedicated folks for your SEO!


iReply – Join the Movement

Have you seen this logo in a few places? It represents the efforts of the iReply movement to show a commitment to listening to reader comments in your blogging community and in other communities. We all (bloggers and writers) should spend more time listening to our communities. This is a great way to gain some additional links and hopefully get some feedback from your readers and those from other blogs.

What do you think about this movement? I’m curious and would love to hear from you!


Happy Blog Action Day!

Happy Blog Action Day to you all!

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day

So today bloggers around the world are supposed to talk about the environment. It’s a great cause. I just wish people would do less talking and more action. Not that I’m any better in that respect.

The goal is to make the world a place worth living in (quoting Genesis’s Land of Confusion) and somehow we’ve managed to screw that up. Not just us, but our forefathers all the way back to the industrial revolution. And now that we know we’re screwing up the environment, we’re not doing enough to slow it down, let alone stop it or reverse it.

We still sell the same cars and generate pollution in the same ways. So when will big business get on board and give us some alternatives? We live in a consumerist nation — we consume things. So creating the objects of our consumption should be easy enough to fix so that the processes are more environmentally friendly, right?

And then you look at the latest Simpsons movie and the whole thing makes fun of environmentalists — from the pollution in the lake to bottling up Springfield. If the media and popular television and movies are making fun of the environmental efforts — can anybody really be doing enough?

But if you look at the folks who ARE doing enough, like Ed Begley Jr.’s latest venture — Living With Ed (http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/pac_ctnt_988/text/0,,HGTV_22056_56190,00.html) you can watch the world make fun of him. He’s been on The Colbert Report and was just blasted for his efforts by Stephen Colbert, among other places.

So the people trying to make a difference are being mistreated and the people who aren’t doing enough are being rewarded (big oil is making record numbers again this year)… Where does that leave us? Stop being consumerists — come on, we can’t do that, we live in the Greatest Nation on Earth — the United States!

But we’re left wondering where we go from here… Any thoughts? Share them!

Good luck and have a great week!


Declined… because of content or lack thereof…

Hi all…

Interesting events are afoot… It appears that a couple of things have occurred as I go through and apply for all of these programs:

1) Some of them don’t approve of my non-ad vs. ad post ratio

2) My traffic isn’t great yet, which I already knew, since I just started the blog a few days ago

So I’m guessing that with work, the traffic will come as well as the post ratio.

Have a great weekend and Go Rockies!