Friday, January 11, 2008


Today I got my first Google Adsense ads to display on my blog. I replaced Bidvertiser with Adsense because after reading this blog I decided it wasn't worth it.

I saw an ad for SpiderMetrix in the list of ads to the right on my sidebar. I mentioned SpiderMetrix in my survey post, so if you're willing to give SpiderMetrix a shot, why don't you do it the Adsense way? Google gets some money as well!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Online Surveys

You always see ads 'take surveys and win $3000!' around the 'net. But which ones are actually real? I'll be finding out in the next few months when I take those surveys.

A Quick $2 - for free!

EDIT: The contest is closed, but I'm promoting Pedro anyway for his kindness.
Hi there, I recently discovered a quick and no-strings-attached quick $2 idea. All you have to do is post about Pedro Sardinha's e-book and you get $2 for free!

So, Pedro, as promised, here are the links:

  • For Pedro's post (and how to get $2!) about the topic, go here.
  • For Pedro's e-book (free!) about easylists, go here.
  • I suggest you visit Pedro's website here.


I just discovered 'pinging', where you let a blog database know that you've updated your blog. I used Technorati pinging, as Technorati is the most used directory on the 'net.

Remember, you can Technorati Fave me by clicking on the picture below!
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Associated Content

Today I joined Associated Content, a website where you get paid to write about almost anything. You get paid either upfront or on performance. Performance means that you get paid about $1.50 for every 1000 page views that you get.

So go ahead, sign up to Associated Content today and start earning.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


I've joined Squidoo. Squidoo is a place where you can create a free page ('lens') on whatever you like. You get money if people click the ads on your page... and once you get $15, you get another $5 free IF you sign up through this link. I don't get this bonus because I went straight to Squidoo's website!

Anyway, click here to get started. My lens is located here, please go and take a look!

Thanks, and happy money making!


Tit-for-tat favouriting on Technorati

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If you have a blog and you're a member of Technorati, why don't you favourite me by clicking on the 'favourite' button above? Drop me a comment and I'll favourite you back, increasing traffic to both out blogs.
Please tell your friends to favourite me and I'll favourite them if they drop me a line.


I'm adding AdSense - feel free to look when it's up!


Hi all,

I just joined, where the blogger receives some money from the advertiser if you sign up to their services. I thought, what would my readers want? I chose MyFax, where you one whole month of free faxing by email. It's really good value!

Click the picture on the right to claim your exclusive (as far as I can tell from their website) free month-long trial of faxing. You can always ditch it after 30 days!

This'll probably be my last post for today, I'm heading off to bed! It's waaaay into the night in my timezone.

Good luck!


Blog Directories

To increase traffic to my blog, I am adding my blog to some blog directories. I also used the word 'blog' three times in the last sentence, so I'll try to cut down.

Here's a list of the blog directories I added mine to:

Yay! I've finished all of them. That took a while ;)

Feel free to do the same! Bye for now.


Here's my first real post about money making using blogs. I scouted around other moneymaking websites and I stumbled upon BidVertiser, which is apparently good for those starting out with their blogging. I chose this over AdSense because AdSense requires a lot more visitors to your site. BidVertiser only requires about 20 clicks on ads before you can 'cash out' to a PayPal account.

So, I'm adding some BidVertiser ads to my blog here. Go on, have a look! It will only take you a second if you like them.

For those playing at home, you too can add BidVertiser to your website by clicking here.

See you all soon, and make sure to tell your cyber-friends!

Can you really make money from blogging?

Hi there, I'm Brandon, and I'm going to be your host... I sound like a TV show.

Now that's switched off, I'm Brandon. You've read articles on how a working mum quit work and became a professional blogger, feeding her kids from that income.

But is it true? I aim to find out, and I'll also show you how to do it as well. Let's say that a month's worth of groceries would cost (for a family of four) AU$400 (about US$350). Let's go three months and you've got a whopping AU$1200. Now, can you make that amount of money solely from blogging? Let's find out together.

Over the next few months, I'll be giving you weekly updates on how much money I'm actually making from this blogging business. As I promote this blog and add money-making tools to it, I'll share them with you, in case you've got your own blog and you wish to follow me.

I've had blogs and websites in the past, but admittedly they were dead boring. I hope this might liven up my 'net scene a little whilst making new friends along the way.

So let's hop to it!