Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Launching my Blog-Enterprise

It’s that time of year again – the summer. And summer for a graduate student means low funds. 9-month contracts don’t go very well with 12-month bills. Now, the only thing apart from psychology that I know I am any good at is writing. It might not be spellbinding or spectacular, but I’m sure it’s definitely worth a glance at the very least. So, I’ve decided to market my blog. I am considering Google AdSense, PayPerPost and SocialSpark as possible ways of drawing income by doing what I like to do best – jabber on about myself.

What this means in terms of my blog is that ad links will start appearing on the sides of my blog. I will also do some sponsored reviews. And I’ll offer other blogging readers of mine incentives to review my blog on their blogs. It sounds complicated as I write about it, but I’m told it’s terribly simple. But overall, things won’t change much. If you are a regular reader of my blog, please keep an eye out for the changes and give me feedback about it. I’d like to earn some spare cash, but not at the cost of morphing my baby blog into something it is just not. TIA!

P.S. - Update on my grand money-making plans. Pay Per Post snubbed my blog in a record 2 hours. They said I had to have at least 10 posts in 30 days in order to be eligible. Now, I might reapply again when I get up enough steam to do that, but until then, I'm shelving this money-making-off-the-blog idea. Don't really know if I am happy or sad about this.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Free Money

Who doesn't love free money? A friend referred me for Revolution Money Exchange - it's an alternative to PayPal. And if you sign up before May 15th, you get a sign-in bonus of $25. Now, the fun part is this - you don't actually have to use the account - you can just directly transfer your money to your bank account and keep it!!! So, you get $25 for a 2-minute sign up. It's absolutely amazing... I love free money! Also, if you sign-up, your referrer gets a bonus too. So if you like free money, sign up soon (by May 15th). Here's the link:
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