Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sony cancels The Interview release amid threats

Sony Pictures has cancelled the planned US release on 25 December of the film The Interview, after major cinema chains decided not to screen it.
The film is about a fictional plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Hackers have already carried out a cyber attack on Sony and warned the public to stay away from cinemas screening the film.
The US government said it was considering a "range of options" on how to respond to the attack.
"We know that criminals and foreign countries regularly seek to gain access to government and private sector networks - both in the United States and elsewhere," a National Security Council statement said, adding that the FBI was leading the investigation.
"We take very seriously any attempt to threaten or limit artists' freedom of speech or of expression."
The statement came after US media quoted anonymous officials as saying that the FBI had linked North Korea to the attacks.
'Deeply saddened'
Earlier on Wednesday, the New York premiere of The Interview was cancelled. Sony says it understands its partners' decision.
Posters for The Interview at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles. 17 Dec 2014Some stars of The Interview have pulled out of media appearances
However, in a statement it said it was "deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie".
"In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film The Interview, we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release," it said.
"We respect and understand our partners' decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theatre-goers."
It added: "We stand by our film makers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome."
Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace have released emails and data stolen from Sony in late November.
In a recent warning they mentioned the 9/11 attacks, claiming "the world will be full of fear".
"Remember the 11th of September 2001. We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time," the hacker group wrote in a message on Tuesday.
"Whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of Sony Pictures Entertainment."
'Un-American'
Earlier, Sony had given theatres in the US and Canada the option to bow out of showing The Interview in the wake of the threats.
Regal Cinemas, AMC Entertainment and Cinemark Theatres - the top three theatre chains in North America - subsequently announced they were postponing screenings, and Canada's biggest theatre firms also pulled out, leaving Sony seemingly no choice but to postpone the film.
James Franco and Seth RogenThe Interview stars US actors James Franco (l) and Seth Rogen (r)
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel tweeted that the decision by theatres to refuse to show the film was "an un-American act of cowardice that validates terrorist actions and sets a terrifying precedent."
The Interview cost Sony an estimated $42m (£27m) to produce - not nearly as much as action films like The Hunger Games or the X-Men films - but still a significant amount for a comedy film.
So far, however, investors have not been too concerned about the potential hit to Sony's bottom line. Sony's share price has declined by just over 5% since the hack was revealed.
An effort by activist shareholder Daniel Loeb to get Sony to spin off its entertainment arm was thwarted in 2013, but the hacking revelations and their subsequent hit to Sony's reputation could renew calls to reconsider the structure of the firm.

Girl sent card to accused killer

A teenage girl accused of luring a boy to his death in a "honey trap" sent a Valentine's Day card to one of his alleged killers, a court has heard.
The girl sent the card after she and co-defendant Danny McLean had been arrested for the murder of 16-year-old Shakilus Townsend, a jury was told.
Shakilus was killed by a gang in Thornton Heath, south London, in July last year, the Old Bailey has heard.
The girl, 16, who cannot be named, and six males deny murder.
On Wednesday the girl admitted luring Shakilus into a trap but said she thought he was only going to be beaten up.
Manipulative liar
The jury was told the girl agreed to set up Shakilus after Mr McLean discovered she was "two timing" him with the 16-year-old.
Under cross examination by Louise McCullough, counsel for Mr McLean, the girl said she no longer loved him.
But she admitted since they were both arrested she had sent him letters, a birthday card and a Valentine's Day card.
The girl who was 15 at the time Shakilus was stabbed, confirmed she had a sexual relationship with Mr McLean who is 18, but said she had never had sex with Shakilus or even kissed him.
Later, under cross-examination by Brian Altman QC, for the prosecution, she admitted that she was "at times" manipulative and a liar.
But she insisted that she had not told any lies in the witness box.
The trial continues.

Exposing lies of 'honey trap' girl

A young girl has been jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 10 years after being convicted of murdering Shakilus Townsend, 16, who was lured to Thornton Heath, south London last summer and killed by a gang. Below are edited extracts from prosecutor Brian Altman QC's cross examination of Samantha Joseph.
Samantha Joseph
Samantha Joseph admitted she could be deceitful "at times"
Brian Altman QC: "Do you accept you are a manipulative young lady?"
Samantha Joseph: "No."
Mr Altman: "While you were seeing Danny McLean you were seeing Shakilus with an overlap of three weeks?"
Joseph: "Yes."
Mr Altman: "And you were lying to Danny McLean throughout that time?"
"Yes."
Mr Altman: "Saying things to Shakilus to make him think that Danny McLean was a 'wasteman'?"
"Yes."
Mr Altman: "The things you were saying about Danny McLean were not painting him in a good light?"
"Yes."
Mr Altman: "And the things you said to Danny McLean about Shakilus were not designed to paint him in a good light?"
"No."
'Deceitful'
Mr Altman: "Do you regard yourself as deceitful?"
Joseph: "What does that mean?"
Mr Altman: "You lie?"
Joseph: "At times yes..."
Mr Altman later asked about a meeting the day after the murder, attended by the girl, McLean and other gang members.
Mr Altman: "Who said what happened (to Shakilus) was not meant to happen?"
Joseph: "No-one said it but that was the general drift."
Mr Altman: "Did anyone say 'who brought a knife?',"
Joseph: "No."
Brian Altman QC
Brian Altman QC exposed contradictions in the girl's story
Mr Altman: "Did anyone say 'who brought a baseball bat'?"
"No."
Mr Altman: "There is a reason for that. Everybody knew about the weapons. You knew."
Joseph: "No, I didn't."
Mr Altman later asked her about Shakilus.
Mr Altman: "He adored you, didn't he?"
Joseph: "Yes."
Mr Altman: "He was smitten?"
"Yes."
Mr Altman: "What did he mean to you?"
Joseph: "Just a friend."
'Manipulative'
Mr Altman: "Did he deserve to be attacked?"
"No."
Mr Altman: "Is that how you treat a friend?"
"No."
Mr Altman: "Are you manipulative?"
Joseph: "At times."
Mr Altman: "You lie?"
Joseph: "At times."
Mr Altman: "How is the jury to know you are telling the truth?"
Joseph: "So far all my evidence is the truth."
Mr Altman: "You were asked if you slept with Shakilus and you said 'No'?"
"Yes."
Cheating
Mr Altman: "You were asked why you told Danny McLean he was your boyfriend? Why did you say you'd been cheating on him?"
Joseph: "Because it was a relationship but it was not physical."
Mr Altman: "Whose idea was it to set him (Shakilus) up?"
Joseph: "It was Danny's."
Mr Altman: "Yesterday you said that on that Saturday Shakilus told you that Danny had made a 'little plan' to beat you up?"
Shakilus and Joseph on the bus
Joseph texts on her phone as she lures Shakilus to his death
"Yes."
Mr Altman: "Shakilus told you about the plan. He didn't want to go through with it?"
"Yes."
Mr Altman: "And it was Danny's idea?"
"Yes."
Mr Altman: "And yet what did you do, you sided with McLean to lure Shakilus into an ambush to be attacked. Why?"
Joseph: "Because at the time I was thinking that I wanted to do something so that Danny wouldn't be so angry and I just agreed to it."
Mr Altman: "It doesn't make sense, does it? Here you are setting up the person who alerted you to the fact that Danny wanted to beat you up. Can you see how peculiar that looks?"
"Yes."
Mr Altman: "You accept that you were absolutely central to this plan working?"
"Yes."
Mr Altman: "You said it was 'beyond you', that you couldn't stop it?"
Joseph: "I can't remember why I said that."
Mr Altman: "If you had pulled out, Shakilus wouldn't be dead now. Do you accept this?"
"Yes."
Mr Altman: "You knew Danny McLean was in SMN (Shine My Nine gang) ?"
"Yes."
Gang loyalty
Mr Altman: "You knew what such gangs were all about?"
"Yes."
Mr Altman: "Loyalty?"
"Yes."
Mr Altman: "Uniforms?"
"Yes."
Mr Altman: "Getting up to no good?"
Joseph and McLean (holding his injured head)
CCTV caught Joseph nonchalantly walking away with McLean after the murder
"Yes."
Mr Altman: "Did you find it exciting being the girl of someone who was in SMN?"
"No."
Mr Altman: "A little danger?"
"No."
Later, after her lawyer Jeremy Dein QC objected to the hostile line of questioning, Mr Altman changed subjects and asked her about her claim that she saw Shakilus carrying a knife in his pouch on the bus shortly before he was attacked.
Mr Altman: "You saw a knife did you?"
'Made up'
Joseph: "I did."
Mr Altman: "It's something you made up."
Joseph: "No. Shak always carried a knife with him."
Mr Altman: "Do you think it helps you to paint as black a picture as you can of Shak?"
Joseph: "No. It's the truth."
Mr Altman: "But you never saw Danny with a knife?"
"No."
Mr Altman: "It's a fairly important piece of information. If the jury think that may be true that may help Danny with his self-defence argument?"
"Yeah."
Mr Altman: "Have you always realised how critical that may be?"
Joseph: "Not really, no."
Knife
Mr Altman: "You have said you were thinking of going to the police. It didn't cross your mind to tell police that Shakilus was carrying a knife?"
"No."
Mr Altman: "Was Danny saying to you 'has he got a knife?'"
"Yes."
Mr Altman: "You are a intelligent girl, aren't you?"
"Yes."
Mr Altman: "Didn't you say 'Danny, why do you need to know?'"
"No."
Mr Altman: "It never crossed your mind?"
"No."

Friday, July 30, 2010

10 REAL work at home jobs you didn’t know about (and they’re hiring now)

Writer

What you do
You write articles either based on topics given to you or topics you suggest and have approved. Articles are submitted through the site and if they are approved, the money is deposited in your account. Since these companies act as middlemen between writers and clients, the pay is lower than if you were to go direct.

Pay
Often $10 – $15 per article but it varies by company.

Companies hiring right now
Demand Studios (also hiring Title Proofers, filmmakers, transcribers, and copyeditors)
Writers Research Group
Textbroker
Bright Hub
AssociatedContent.com
2.) Text Message Response Agent/Researcher

What you do
Using your computer, you respond to queries submitted via text message. Training is provided. There are very strict rules on accuracy and people have been dismissed very quickly for inaccuracies so that is something to know ahead of time.

Pay
You are paid per transaction so it will depend on the number of transactions but $3 – $12 per hour is common.

Companies hiring right now
kgb
AQA 63336
3.) Retail Merchandiser

What You Do
You work independently and go to grocery stores, drugstores and large discount stores that are part of your assigned route. You change out shopping cart ads, shelf ads, set up coupon machines, instal floor ads and other similar tasks. The job operates in a 4 week cycle. During ad-change week, you would work 20-35 hours and the other 3 weeks, you work 5-15 hours for the week. The hours are generally up to you as long as you complete them in the designated week. The work can be quite physical and lifting is required.

Pay
Around $8/hr. Many people make around $1000/month. 401(k) and insurance are sometimes available.

Companies hiring right now
SmartSource
Search the National Association for Retail Marketing Services job bank for current offerings
Other merchandising jobs also often found on Craigslist under Retail Jobs (or use this search from craiglook.com)
4.) Court Researcher

What you do
As a Court Researcher, you go to the courthouse to research items that have been assigned to you. You enter the information you find into a computer program such as Excel and then submit the information to the company.

Pay
You are paid per record but many make between $8 – $14/hr. depending on how fast you can work.

Companies hiring right now
Jellybean Services (Also search here to see if they have jobs in your area available. If a job is available in your area, there’s a good chance you will hear back.)
5.) Online Tutor or Teacher

What you do
Depending on the company, you may either create your own coursework and teach based on that or you may teach based on existing curriculum. Some teachers who have transitioned from the classroom to online teaching have been discouraged with how much administrative work is involved online and very little time with students. Some courses are based on commission so you may not be able to predict your pay.

Pay
Some positions are based on commission so you get paid according to the number of students. For non-commissioned teaching positions, pay is usually somewhat less than what teachers would get paid in the classroom.

Companies hiring right now
K12
Ed2Net Learning
A-1 Tutor
Berlitz (language instruction)
Coursebridge (opportunity to propose what you want to teach)
Creating Careers (sports, entrepreneurship, IT and employment skills tutors)
Educate Online (experience and teacher certificate required)
Kidspan
Onlinelearning
Thinkwell Corp. (instructors propose and write their own courses, paid by commission based on enrollment)
Tutor.com (math, science, social studies and English tutors)
Universalclass (4 year degree required and experience in your field)
6.) Scopist

What you do
A scopist is someone who edits the transcripts created by court reporters from their stenographic notes. Training is usually required. Of all the positions listed, this one seems to have of the higher satisfaction rates since the pay is good, the hours are flexible and if you can get hooked up with a court reporter long-term, the work is also steady. Getting the initial training and finding the court reporter to work with is likely the most difficult part.

Pay
Scopists are paid by the page but hourly rates can range between $15 and $35 depending on skill and the material.

Companies hiring right now
Positions can often be found by contacting court reporters and offering scoping services. A list can also be found here of current opportunties.
7.) Editor

What you do
Editors provide corrections and suggestions in reference to grammar, spelling, document flow, punctuation, and usage within strict deadlines ranging from 3 to 72 hours, depending upon the client’s request. He/She also must be skilled in Chicago, APA, AP, MLA, CSE, and other style manuals. Work is completed in 4 hour shifts.

Pay
You are paid 40 – 50% of what the client pays so editors make between $300 and $3000 every two weeks depending on how much work is done and the amount paid for the work.

Companies hiring right now
Papercheck
8.) Virtual Assistant

What you do
You provide administrative support which can include research, using software such as Microsoft Word or Excel and data entry.

Pay
Can range from $8 – $25/hr. depending on difficulty of job.

Companies hiring right now
There are some well-known VA companies that I won’t list here because they treat the VAs badly. Instead, search guru.com for “virtual assistant” and look at the jobs available there.
9.) Affiliate Marketer

What you do
You resell products and get paid for the sales. This is usually done by setting up a small website touting the benefits of the product and if somebody clicks on your affiliate link and buys the product, you earn money. Technical skills are a big plus but can be learned. Affiliate marketing is highly competitive and finding the right product is key. Learning curve can be steep if you have no technical background.

Pay
Totally dependent on the product you pick and the success you have in getting people to purchase.

Companies hiring right now
You don’t have to be hired by anyone to do this but there’s a fantastic step-by-step tutorial at http://www.hqhow.com/case-study-1/.
10.) Online Juror

What you do
You receive cases via email (often in the form of audio) and afterward, you answer questions with your thoughts on the case. Men have a better chance of getting an Online Juror position since there are so many females that sign-up and the companies need to try to maintain some balance between genders. People living near larger cities also report being given more cases.

Pay
Often as much as $25/hr. (or more, depending on complexity of the case) but you would usually work just a few hours sporadically.

Companies hiring now
JuryTest.Net
OnlineVerdict.com
Trial Practices Inc.
And 2 more bonus jobs on the list that you probably have heard about but continue to be popular choices for people who want to work at home…
11.) Telephone Agent

Nature of work
You answer calls that have been routed to your phone for various companies. Upselling is sometimes involved and hours can be hard to get. Experience varies between companies.

Pay
$8 – $10/hr is typical.

Companies hiring right now
There are dozens of companies that hire for this type of position. There’s an extensive list at http://www.ratracerebellion.com/CS_Comparison.html that should give you a list of companies though you will have to check to which ones are hiring right now.
12.) Transcriptionist

What you do
Transcriptionist take voice recordings (could be medical or non-medical) and transcribe the recordings into text. Training and transcription equipment are usually required. Jobs are becoming more difficult to find due to outsourcing to other countries and the use of voice recognition software. The pay can also be very low for the amount of work done, depending where you work.

Pay
Varies a lot between companies. Some pay by the page, many by the word. Obviously, the faster you type, the better.

Companies hiring right now
ANP Transcriptions (experience required)
American High-Tech Transcription, Inc.,
Caption Colorado (real-time captioning of local news)
ChaCha (transcribing questions from audio)
Cherry Lane Music Company (guitar transcribing)
SpeakWrite (general and legal)
eTranscription Solutions (experience required)
Fantastic Transcripts (work is flexible but in the office and you must be in Boston area)
Morningside Partners (news and financial)
Mountain West Processing (medical, legal, corporate for both entry-level and experienced)
Mulberry Studio
Neal R. Gross and Co., Inc. (court/legal transcription)
Net Transcripts (law enforcement, bilingual needed)
Quicktate
TASK Transcription (general/legal, 3 years experience required)
Tigerfish
TSI (experience required)
VITAC (transcription for deaf or hard-of-hearing)
Part-time professional option

And, finally, here’s a company that has part-time professional jobs. They aren’t work at home positions but part-time might work for some people.
10 til 2

If you want more information, the best source that I know of is the message boards at http://www.workplacelikehome.com. Free registration is required but the quality of the participants there is high. If you know of other reputable companies that are hiring right now, feel free to share in the comments. Good luck in your job search!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Five Crowdsourcing Sites that Give Small Businesses Quality Designs on a Budget

99designs.com is a Webby Awards winner (based on popularity) and the site with the most numerous community of designers. Customers can submit design briefs calling for any type of design in the following categories: identity design (logo and stationery); web design (web page design, WordPress themes, Twitter backgrounds, banner ads); print design; graphic design (button designs and others); and finally, merchandise designs (like t-shirts, and clothing). The site is the most visually appealing, and extremely easy to use. A 100% money back warranty is also in place (including listing fees).

crowdSPRING is playing with the big dogs. Among their customers, you will find names like LG, SmugMug and others. The company received broad recognition, and a few awards like a Stevie Award in 2009, and the ITA CityLIGHTS Award for a newcomer business in 2009. There are over 65.000 users, a mix of designers and writers, that compete in the following categories graphic design (logo, stationery, illustration, clothing design, print design, and package graphics); web design (widget design, email template design, landing page design, banner ads, icon and button design, header design); industrial design (packaging design, product design); and writing projects (company naming, product name, tagline, web content). A money back guarantee in place as well.

DesignCrowd is less popular and has only something over 16.000 users ready to compete for a project. There are less contest categories than offered by 99designs and crowdSPRING: logo design, web design, business card design, stationery design, brochure design, flyer design, poster design, graphic design, t-shirt design and vector illustration. The money prizes awarded here are lower than expected, but in the end, it's the choice of the customer how much he/she is willing to pay for a design. However, a low budget will not motivate more talented designers to participate, and this will be reflected in the quality of the design entries received. A Money back guarantee in place.

Prova - a Beta newcomer, a bit different from the above, although in essence it seems to offer the same services. The general idea is to let the small business owner submit a brief with design specs for anything they can think of. This includes gift certificates, invitations, announcements, key-chains, magnets, lawn signs, billboards and more. In addition, customers can also crowdsource here voiceover narration, audio books, radio advertisements, instructional videos, TV commercials, website videos and YouTube videos. Prova doesn't look like much at the moment - apparently the site will be redesigned in steps, through contests, by its own community. Interestingly, Prova appears more social than the other sites, and promises to promote the designers that win the contests, and the companies that use their services. A Money back guarantee is expected.

GuerraCreativa - another beta, with less than 10000 designers ready for work. It focuses solely on design, but adds flash and 3D design to the offering. It's an Argentinian-based startup, with wording that raises a few eyebrows, but the quality of the designs featured on the homepage is at lease more decent than the description of the service: "We provide you the battlefield and weaponry to conquer the creative world." In the end, the wording is right on target, after all, "guerra" is Spanish for war. Money back guarantee as well.

To conclude, if you run a small business and you need creative work on a budget, you can launch a contest on any of these sites. Each has its own advantages: 99designs and crowdSPRING have large communities, DesignCrowd is very cheap, Prova allows you to promote your contest and to get feedback from your peers and customers, and GuerraCreativa is ideal for flash and 3D designs. No matter where you go, remember that, among the "cons" faced by the crowdsourcing sites, lack of originality (copied designs) ranks supreme. Always ask for feedback from third parties before choosing a winner. To encourage the more talented designers to participate add a few more dollars to the prize, and make the contest challenging and fun. The bottom line is, services like these can take the pinch out of recession woes, and potentially lead to far more creative collaborations.

Monday, April 12, 2010

List of the Most Popular Best GPT Sites

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Friday, March 26, 2010

9 Audio Ad Networks for Websites, Blogs, and Beyond

While some have slammed Internet audio ads as annoying, some marketers admit that having a bit of sound can be a good way to bring readers’ attention to one ad amongst half a dozen banners. Do you like audio ads? Would you consider putting one on your site or blog? Or would you prefer using an audio ad for your online ad campaign? Below are 9 audio ad networks for websites, podcasts, and beyond.

Tell us how you feel about audio ad networks in the comments.


Podtrac

Podtrac is a popular ad network for podcasters. It basically acts as a sales representative for podcasters to advertisers. It also provides demographic analysis and targeting, third-party measurement, content ratings, planning and purchasing, creative rotation, and multiple advertising delivery options. Podtrac boasts of hundreds of top podcasts in its network including many from the iTunes Top 100 list.

Kiptronic

Kiptronic positions itself as “the first and only provider of downloadable media ad insertion to offer built-in support for DoubleClick’s DART for Publishers and Microsoft’s Atlas Publisher Suite.” It insert audio and video ads on podcasts, which work online as well as offline on iPods, smartphones, Internet-enabled TVs, game consoles, and more.

RadioTail

RadioTail is another podcast advertising network that provides podcast stats through its service called Ripple. Some of the features RadioTail provides to publishers include insertion of ads at specific times during the day, automatic insertion and rotation of ads, customized podcast statistics reporting, and more.

VoloMedia

VoloMedia boasts of some of the largest media houses as its clients, such as MSNBC, Forbes, Newsweek, Fox News, etc. VoloMedia adds ads on video and audio content online and on portable devices while providing statistics on the consumption of media. Ad targeting can be done geographically, demographically, and by time of day. It also provides publisher plugins for the iTunes Media Player and Adobe Flash to capture usage metrics.

VoodooVox

VoodooVox says phone calls are the new page views. What it does is insert short audio ads in phone calls generated by its network, which consists of hundreds of call publishers including calling card companies, 411 services, call centers, radio stations,VOIP providers, and Web applications. Each of these call publishers generate “approximately 300 million calls monthly.” According to VoodooVox, inserting audio ads in phone calls is better for the advertiser than Web banners since the ads are “delivered directly into the ears of the intended audience.”

Audio ads are something we take for granted when we call up a company’s customer service, like our mobile phone operator, bank, satellite TV service provider, etc. But can these ads can be served without interfering much on our phone experience?

NetAudioAds

NetAudioAds claims to have more than 46 million participating webpages and that seems like quite an impressive number to start with. The service’s ads are short 5 second audio ads, known as adlets, that are played whenever a visitor opens a participating webpage. Listeners can be targeted by demographic and by location. NetAudioAds also says that its ads are measurable, and audited and verified by accredited third party auditing companies. You can run the ads on your blog or on your MySpace (MySpace) page as well.

Google Audio Ads

According to Google Audio Ads, “22% of Internet users make purchases after searching for something they learned about on the radio,” and so it might be a nice idea to run a radio ad campaign for your online business or site. Success stories include Gifts.com, which “received 23% more visits and a 34% higher conversion rate in markets which ran radio ads.”

To learn more, simply login to your Google Adwords account and choose the audio ads tab. You can choose to run ads on 1,600 terrestrial FM and AM radio stations across the US, choose the top stations only, or choose by location or time of day. You can also search for a specialist at the Google Ad Creation Marketplace to create a custom radio ad for your campaign.

TargetSpot

TargetSpot starts off where Google Audio Ads finishes. It lets you run audio ads, video ads, and banners across hundreds of Internet radio stations. You can select stations by location and format, and target your ads by time of the day, region, or specific market. Will running an ad on an Internet radio station be useful? TargetSpot quotes Arbitron and Edison Media Research that “33 million people tune into Internet radio each week, and the at-work audience has grown from 12% to 20% in one year.” Also, “57% of users reported listening to streaming radio while buying at a website, according to RAEL’s Radio and Internet: Powerful Compliments for Advertisers.”

LocalVocal

LocalVocal is an audio ad network that places audio ads across free directory assistance services, radio, Web telephony, IVR systems, and calling cards. Setting up an ad campaign is very easy from the LocalVocal site and can be as low as $5. You can choose to target locally or across the US and pay only when your ad is heard or when you receive leads.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

100+ METHODS OF MAKING MONEY ONLINE

1. Google User Research: Google pays you for participating in user research studies online. Payment is from 25-75$ per research you participate in.

2. Doearn : You will be given some points for signing up for their sponsors. 10 points=1$. Payments are made at weekends.

3. Microsoft Research Panel : Get paid for giving feedbacks for their products.

4. Amazon Mechanical Turk : Amazon pay for doing simple task that their computer cannot understand.

5. Mahalo Greenhouse : They will pay you 10-15$ per site you submit to their directory.

6. SlashMySearch : Get paid to surf the internet with their search engine.

7. Content Current : make money by starting new threads and posting in forums. You will be given .1$ per post and payments are made when your account reaches 5$.

8. Tutor : Get paid to tutor people online.

9. Crazoo : Get paid for posting in online forums.

10. Share A Pic : Pays money for sharing and uploading pictures on their website.

11. OPuzz : Earn money by doing voice over for their client online.

12. Agloco : Sign up, download their toolbar and get paid to surf the internet.

13. PayPerPost : Earn money by writing articles and review of their sponsors on your blog.

14. Blogsvertise : Pays to write about the product and services of a website in your blog.

15. Smorty : Earn 6-100$ per post you write on your blog. Depends upon you blog page rank and visitors.

16. Blogitive : Get paid for posting stories that interest you. payments are made weekly.

17. Awsurveys : Make money by doing some simple surveys.

18. Squidoo : Earn money by writing your new blog, or choose to donate your earnings to charity.

19. Review Me : Will pay you 20-100$ per post that you write.

20. Creative Weblogging : Write about 7 to 10 post per week for them and they will pay you 225$.

21. Yahoo Research Panel : Earn money for participating in yahoo user research studies online.

22. JustAnswer : Just help others by solving their problem and earn money for your gesture.

23. MetaCafe : Upload your videos and earn money based on the number of views you receive.

24. ChaCha : Get paid to offer support to members of their community.

25. AssociatedContent : Earn money by uploading your videos, text, audio and images to their site. Earnings are determined by the exposure you receive from your content.

26. MyLot : Pays you for posting, commenting and using their social network.

27. KnowBrainers : Another site that pays you to get involved with the community and answer questions. Optionally you can answer questions through the RSS feeds on your own blog.

28. eJury : Earn $5 to $10 dollars per verdict rendered as a mock juror for practice trials.

29. WorkingSOL : This company pays you to handle technical support for many large companies. You can work from home on the computer or by phone and decide what times you are available.

30. Appingo : Always looking for experienced copy editors and proof readers. Must submit a resume.

31. IntelliShop : Pays you to shop at stores in your area and write a review of your experience.

32. Focus Pointe Global : Get paid to join their focus groups and voice your opinion.

33. Arise – Make money providing phone, web and email support and sales for 40 plus companies in their network.

34. Amazon Associates :Link to Amazon’s products and services and earn up to 10% of the sale price. Converts well for product-focused sites.

35. ClickBank : Over 10,000 products to promote with commissions as high as 75%.

36.Commission Junction : Promote the advertiser’s products and services in exchange for a commission on leads or sales.

37. LinkShare : Pay-for-performance affiliate marketing network. Gives you the ability to use individual product links on your site and generate revenue from sales.

38. Affiliate Fuel : Serves as a middle man to bring publishers and advertisers together to promote products and services.

39. LinkConnector : Affiliate marketing network that offers a zero tolerance fraud policy to keep you safe while conducting business.

40. LeadPile : Affiliate network that allows you to generate and sell trade leads to the highest bidder.

41. Forex-Affiliate : Affiliate program that allows you to earn commissions from trading Forex (currency exchange) online.

42. CX digital media : CPA (cost-per-action) affiliate program that guarantees the fastest ROI in the industry.

43. AdPlosion : Earn revenue by selling leads, clicks and products from their advertisers. Also runs an incentive points program in addition to your commissions.

44. AffiliateFuture : Another affiliate program that pays you for generating leads, sales and clicks.

45. ClixGalore : Affiliate network consisting of 7500+ advertisers for you to choose from.

46. ThinkAction : Affiliate network that claims to have the top payouts and the possibility of earning over $100,000 dollars per month.

47. RocketProfit : Affiliate network, pays via check after your commissions reach $25 dollars.

48. CafePress : Earn affiliate commissions by selling your personally branded merchandise.

49. Avangate : Make money selling popular computer software titles through your site.

50. Dada : Social site with a revenue sharing program that pays you for referring friends and driving traffic.

51. Jyve : Pays you to provide answers, advice and peer support to people in need of some help.

52. Cruxy : Specializes in social video, but serves as a venue to sell your digital media.

53. BitWine : Get paid to give advice and answer questions for people, on subjects of your interests and choice.

54. Ether : Make money answering questions for your peers over the phone. You set your rates and call availability.

55. UpBlogger : Social network site that pays you based on the amount of visits you receive to your uploaded content.
Amazon Associates – Link to Amazon’s products and services and earn up to 10% of the sale price. Converts well for product-focused sites.

56. Conduit : create your free custom toolbar and earn money when someone download your toolbar.

57. Surveyclub : Make money by doing some simple surveys.

58. Surveyscout: Make 5-7$ per completed surveys.

59. Opinionsquare : By completing a survey you get points which you can redeem for prizes.

60. Hit4pay : make 10 cents by just reading email.

61. Donkeymails : Earn money by just reading email.Minimum payout is at 1$.

62. Google Adsense : Most popular pay-per-click advertising provider. Make anywhere from $0.01 to $5.00 plus per click on site relevant ads.

63. Text-Link-Ads : Approve or deny the advertiser links that appear on your site. They pay you 50% of the sale price for each text link sold on your website.

64. BlogAds : The average blogger makes anywhere from $50 to $5000 dollars a month selling blog ads. To participate in this program you will need to get sponsored by someone in their network.

65. LinkWorth : Here you will find eleven different options to fit your advertising needs. Choose from text based advertisements, sponsored ads and paid blog reviews to name a few.

66. CrispAds : Access to over six thousand advertisers in their pay-per-click program. You choose the advertisers that suit you best.

67. Chitika : Offers six types of advertising to fit your needs.

68. AzoogleAds : Delivers targeted advertisers to their network of publishers to bring you the most profitable solutions.

69. Vibrant Media : Offers in-text contextual based advertisements.

70. MediaFed : Place advertisements in your blog’s RSS feed to generate additional revenue.

71. Qumana : Embeds ads directly into your posts. Ads are generated from keywords that you select. Not particularly popular with readers.

72. PeakClick : Austria based pay-per-click provider. Provides automatic insertion of site targeted ads.

73. DoubleClick : Offers a full suite of products for publishers that enable you to forecast, sell inventory, serve ads and analyze campaigns online and through other digital channels.

74. Tribal Fusion : They offer reliable payments, free ad-serving technology, a dedicated account manager and up-to-date, real-time reporting, with a 55% payout. Must go through an approval process.

75. AdBrite : Approve or reject any ads purchased for your sites. Also gives you the ability to sell ads direct with “Your Ad Here” links.Has features like full page ads.

76. ThankYouPages : Shows ads based on demographics and relevancy. Majority of traffic must originate from U.S.

77. Clicksor : Inline text link advertising, underlines words directly in your posts making them clickable advertisements. Once more, we’d say that inline ads are not popular with regular blog readers.

78. TargetPoint : Contextually and search targeted pay-per-click ads.

79. IndustryBrains : Place relevant contextual text listings and graphical ads on your site.

80. BloggingAds : Post one-time ads on your site. Pays via PayPal.

81. BulletAds : Performance based online advertising network.

82. AdsMarket : Match your traffic to handpicked advertisers with top-converting products and services.

83. ROIRocket : Targeted campaigns specific to your marketing needs.

84. AdKnowledge : Offers complete outsourcing of your advertising management. Runs ads in websites, email and search engine inventory.

85. Yes Advertising : Payouts for running ads from their sponsors. Also offers a referral program that pays 20% of the referred webmasters earnings.

86. RevenuePilot : Offers pay-for-performance and pay-per-click advertising for your sites.

87. SearchFeed : Integrates paid advertisements into your site’s search feature.

88. Bidvertiser : Display text ads on your site and advertisers bid for placement.

89. Pheedo : Monetize your RSS feeds with this program.

90. ValueClick media : Generate revenue by displaying ads through banners, pop-unders and rich media. Be warned that pop-unders are unpopular these days.

91. OneMonkey : Another text based advertising program.

92. Yahoo Publisher Network : Use the internet giant, Yahoo, to display targeted ads on your site.

93. Q Ads : Monetize your site by placing ads anywhere you can add a picture.

94. SponsoredReviews : Write reviews for their advertisers’ products and services on your own blog. They charge a 35% transaction fee for their services.

95. LoudLaunch : Blog about the advertisers campaign releases that meet your interests. They pay once a month.

96. BloggerWave : Select the advertiser opportunities that best suit your blog and write reviews on their products and services.

97. InBlogAds : Write about websites, products, services and companies on your blog and get paid for it.

98. WordFirm : Make money publishing books as a freelance writer from home.

99. 451 Press : Write for a blog within their network and receive forty percent of all generated revenue.

100. Digital Journal : Network of bloggers that get paid to report on newsworthy articles through their blogs.

101. BlogBurner : Sign up for a free blog and get paid for writing new posts. Your commissions are generated through Adsense clicks.

102. About : Become a paid guide writing articles for About.com. Compensation depends on the growth of your page views.

103. DayTipper : Earn $3 for every short tip you write and get published.

104. Helium : Earn a share of their advertising revenue by writing articles in their channels.

105. Dewitts Media : Get paid to write your own blog. This site requires you have a minimum page rank of 3 to sign up.

106. BOTW Media : Make money writing a blog for their blogging network.

107. CreamAid : Get paid to submit blog posts in their directory.

108. BlogFeast : Generate revenue from pre-installed Google Adsense ads when you blog in their network.

109. Mashable : Mashable hires freelancers and new staff, offering one of the largest platforms for tech bloggers.

110. Paid game player : Play game and earn money

111. Developerhut : Make money by posting blog comments.

112. Mginger : Make money for receiving sms to your mobile .

113. YouMint : make money receiving sms and email from youmint.

114. Knol : Write article publish them online and show adsense ads in your articles.

115. Acme People Search : Create your own people search engine and get $125.00 as commission Within 24 Hours of Starting Your FREE Advertising!
Will keep on updating this post so do check this post again to see other methods of making money online.

116.ProjectPayday : Sign up for a trial offer and get paid cash for trying it up.

117. Ebay : Make money by selling items online.

118: HubPages : Make money by creating single page(hub) and showing adsense ads in them.

119: Lokerz: it's not a money making site.In this you earn points and in exchange you can get gifts.

Monday, January 25, 2010

30 Real Ways to Make Money Blogging

Money Widgets -A very simple advertising system is easily integrated into your blog’s sidebar with widget advertising. Just embed the widget into your sidebar and watch the ads begin.

Resources: The Newsroom WidgetBucks ScratchBack SmartLinks

In-Text Ads – You know what these ads are. You have probably seen them all over small blogs and websites on the internet. They are links with double-lines below them. While sometimes useful for blog owners pockets, they eventually irritate and annoy most readers into leaving the blog and not returning/subscribing. In-text ads should be used with caution.

Resources: Kontera Vibrant Media

Parked Domains – Have a few domains you are planning on using soon but are not ready to start? Parked domains serve the purpose as advertisement and traffic redirection. This is perhaps the easiest way to make money, although in small doses, online. Just get a domain name and use the very easy parked domain programs.

Resources: Parked Google Parked

Donations – We have probably all seen the little button that says “donate” in someones sidebar. It is an easy and perhaps out-of-date way to try and earn some revenue. Many programmers use this still, but very little revenue is earned through the donation feature. For example have you ever donated? But still it is simple and if you don’t mind the button then go ahead and try.

Resources: Paypal – it really is the only major ‘donate’ resource around!

Affiliate Marketing – Perhaps the most lucrative process for earning money online is by using your blog to recommend useful and relevant products to your readers. The best examples are seen by the many bloggers linking to different themes, ebooks and other products. The best thing about affiliate marketing is that you are only marketing the product and not selling it. Just make sure the product is relevant and not over-used. Read more.

Resources: ClickBank Commission Junction Azoogle Ads Link Share

Text Link Ads – As your blog builds reputation and traffic your posts/pages become great places for links. Many people will even pay you to put their link on your website or page. While it has earning potential, be leery of this form of revenue as it may be detrimental to your blog in Google’s algorithm. So study it out before you make your decision.

Resources: Text-Link-Ads Text-Link-Brokers

Feed Ads – An easy way to increase the advertisement on your blog is by adding them to your rss feeds. The simplest way is to get Feedburner and set it up for your blog. Once you have done that then click on the monetize tab and Google Adsense will be added to your feeds in almost one-click!

Resources: Feedburner BidVertiser Pheedo

Paid Surveys and Polls – It is just what it says it is. You fill out surveys and polls or place them on your blog for others to fill out and earn money. In doing this option be careful to find survey or poll companies that have credible backgrounds as this is a source for scammers.

Resources: VizuAnswers

Pop-up Ads – These pesky and annoying advertisements may be great for some of your niche blogs or sub-domains. Not worth putting on blogs you actually want to build a community on, pop-up ads offer decent revenue to blogs looking to exist but not grow significantly. But be aware that it is annoying to the reader.

Resources: Adbrite Tribal Fusion PayPopup PopupAd Adversal

Audio Ads – “You are a winner”, “You may have just won a free Ipod”, etc. These audio ads can be very targeted to your traffic and very successful or completely useless. For instance, many surfers do not even have their sound on while they surf to avoid such advertisements. I would recommend not using this sort of advertisement for long-term projects.

Resources: NetAudio

Article Marketing – A two-edged sword. You get both quality backlinks to your blog and its posts while also creating earning potential. I use Squidoo and Associated Content personally and earn enough money to support my blogging efforts and some advertising. It’s also very easy through the simple resources available to you. Using this blogging income source is both potentially lucrative and excellent marketing.

Resources: Squidoo Hubpages Associate Content
Novice

Now that you are novice you have more experience and a lot more traffic. Because of the increase in visitors the potential to earn more is also greater. Here is a few extra things you can include into your earning formula from the beginning level. Again, make sure to find what is right for your blog.

Direct Banner – With ppc and cpm advertising there is potential to make money, but direct banner ads bring advertising on your blog to a new level. It takes a little more work but you can find yourself making much more money and doing it pretty quickly. I use OIOPublisher and it is a premium plug-in that completely rocks. It even offers affiliate incomes to others who will try to get advertisers for your blog. Read more.

Resources: OIOPublisher , Ad Rotator Plug-in

Premium Content – Great example of premium content is SeoMoz. They have lots of great content on seo for free, but to get the ultimate seo resources you have to pay a monthly fee. To make premium content on your blog just creat a post or page usign Wordpress. Then in the publish toolbox click on “edit” on the “visibility” option. Then choose “password protected”. Set your password and publish. The only to do then is create a lead page that explains the premium content and allows people to pay, using paypal or another source to get the password emailed to them.

Resources: Wordpress, Paypal

Sponsored Reviews – These are reviews of products through direct contact by the product owner or through a review site. A good example of a product review is WP Content Robot. It is easy and you usually get to try out some pretty cool products for free.

Resources: ReviewMe Sponsored Reviews

Sponsored Post - Like a sponsored review these are posts paid for by others. What this usually looks like is a post created about a specific website or allowing the post to link to another blog with very specific and targeted keyword links.

Resources: PayPerPost

Theme or Template Sales – To get this money making product going you first need some serious design skills or the money to pay for someone to develop it. Once a unique design is created premium themes can go from $19 -$200. There is great earning potential in creating themes and another very advantageous bonus. When you create your theme a link is put into the footer of the theme with your blog’s url. So the more themes that are used the more backlinks to your blog.

Resources: StudioPress DIY Themes

Private Forums – Creating a private forum is a great way for bloggers to capitalize on their contacts and build a tight-knit and motivated community. Some of these communities can be used for social media manipulation and many other “secret” and “exclusive” means. You can make the fee yearly or monthly if you wish and start to build a steady income through member participation.

Resources: vBulletin Simple Machines Forum phpBB Vanilla

Site Flipping - The process of site flipping usually involves the creation of design, content, and some traffic to then go and sell the blog. The easiest way to do this is by forming a partnership and getting someone to design the blog while the other writes content and markets it. For more about Site-Flipping.

Resources: Digital Point Sitepoint (both are great for selling your site)

Plug-in Sales – Warning: programming required! If you can develop or know someone who can develop a plug-in for wordpress then you have the potential to make and sell premium plug-ins. The first step is to find something extremely useful and unique. Then create an affordable plug-in to assist bloggers in their task to rule the blogosphere.

Resources: How to Create a Wordpress Plug-in

Email Newsletters – These are becoming extremely popular. The purpose of the email newsletter is to build up a mailing list of email addresses and then use the emails you send to drive traffic, sales, or income in a variety of ways. Creativity is the best way to use this revenue source. Additionally it is important to start building your email list as soon as possible. But be warned that most newsletter services of any value cost money (but not a lot).

Resources: AWeber PHP Autoresponder MailChimp

Ebook Sales – Writing an ebook is a great way to establish credibility and expertise in your niche while also providing a handsome income. The way it works is that you provide a very useful resource – like an electronic book and then others buy it. The best way to understand the process is by learning how to write an ebook and then how to sell it.

Resources: E-Junkie WP E-Commerce (2 great ways to sell your book)

Freelance Work – Once you have established yourself you can start consulting, writing, designing, and offering other services through your blog. I have had a lot of experience with consulting and it is a great income and a lot of fun. So use your blog to showcase your skills. Blogs are the ultimate portfolio.

Resources: Paypal WP E-Commerce (ways to sell your services)

Membership Site – If you have the drive to make great lessons, tutorials, classes, or other content worthy of a membership site then you should definitely do it. They are all the rage right now and show a great way to earn a regular income. With new products online, the set-up has never been easier. I would definitely check out the resource if you have ever thought about a membership site.

Resources: Wishlist
Problogger

So you are an expert at getting traffic and building your blog. The next thing you need to do is apply all the right things from the list above and use your traffic to leverage the new moneymakers below. You’re the expert so get started!

Job Boards – Big blogs and bloggers have realized that there is great money in job boards. A great example of this is Problogger’s job board. He gets a monthly fee just to post the job opportunity and creates a lot of buzz for his blog with it too. When you become the place for people in your niche to come to, start a job board.

Resources: JobThread Web Scribe Job Board SimplyHired Job-o-matic Jobbex

Event Sponsors – Having events on your blog is a great way to get more traffic and revenue. For example hold a blogathon (blogging marathon), contests, featured story, giveaways and other events to bring traffic and get sponsors to pay you for. A good example would be to have a webinar that is extremely publicized and then to get a relevant company to sponsor the event. Thus you are getting more traffic and money in one big hit.

Selling or Renting a Single Page – Doing this is difficult but far to under-utilized. The process invovles building a great blog with good traffic and especially good pagerank and then selling internal pages/posts to anyone willing to pay. They get a sales page or whatever on a great blog and you get an income. A good example of this is Pagerank10

Marketplaces – Sitepoint is the best example of a marketplace. It is just like it sounds, a place for everyone to sell products, sites, domain names, services, etc. on your site. You get the traffic and links along with commission in many cases while the user gets to buy or sell. Traffic or a very unique niche is a must to succeed with this income earner.

Hardcover Book - After you have established yourself in your niche as a leading authority you can now publish a book on your topic of choice. Some publishers even go from blog to book with almost no effort. So if you are interested in seeing your book in the flesh (paper flesh) then look into these resources.

Resources: Blurb Lulu Self Publishing iUniverse WordClay

Ten Interesting Get Paid To Sites

Here’s a list ten interesting get paid to sites.These are somehow different from others.

Zadby:

Zadby is an online marketplace where advertisers and agencies connect with online video producers to create innovative brand integration videos tailored for sites like YouTube and MySpace video.

Brand integration is when a company pays to incorporate their product or service directly into entertainment content rather than interrupting the main content with commercials.

It works like this-

* Register with Zadby
* Browse through the current opportunities for paid product placement.Select one that interests you the most.
* Shoot your video and submit.
* It’ll be reviewed by both Zadby and the advertiser to make sure it fulfils the requirements.

The Advertiser ultimately decides if the work meets their needs, but Zadby protects your financial interests against arbitrary rejection.

Once your video is approved, Zadby monitors the views, calculates your payments, and sends you a check every two weeks. The more traffic you build, the more dollars go into your account, so be sure to use all the tools at your disposal (blogging, Twitter, Facebook) to make this video one of your biggest hits.

Trend Hunter:

TrendHunter.com is a very popular trend community.After joining you’ll get a customizable Trend Hunter portfolio where you can post trends.Your top trends will be featured on the Trend Hunter front page.

Get Paid to Hunt Trends - By joining to the world’s most popular trend site, you’re not only establishing yourself as a social leader, you’re helping to make the world a more creative place. Your trends inspire millions of the most influential journalists, entrepreneurs and insatiably curious people. That rocks (and of course, we also share ad revenue.)

Trend Hunter share up to 100% of Google AdSense Revenue with the Trend Hunters.

Resumark:

This is a Job 2.0 Network.You can get paid from Resumark to upload your resumes.Submit your resume using the free Resume Assistant.Every time an employer downloads your resume you make $1.
You can even make $.50 for every resume download of your referral.

PeopleString:

With PeopleString you can make money in many ways-reading commercial emails,social networking,referring others.AS a free member you earn 5% of your direct referrals earnings and 2% of all earnings on levels 2 through 6.

Submit Business Ideas:

If you have an interesting business idea,submit it to submitbusinessideas and get paid for that.

Advice.com:

The Advice.com Expert Advisor Rewards Network lets our authors earn money for sharing helpful advice with the community. We share a portion of our advertising revenue each month with our best writers. Earnings are based on the popularity of your articles, quality of the content, and your reputation in the Advice.com community.

IM report card:

This is a community where people get paid to write reviews all the available online money making programs.You'll rewarded with "IMRC Credits" for your activities within the community.

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You can also earn referring your friends.One IMRC Credit is equals to US $0.01 each.You can redeem your earnings via PayPal at anytime.

Fuelspace:

You can get paid to advertise with Fuelspace.You ad will have separate page,where you can put your AdSense ID.Your AdSense ID will be used 50% of the time.

Daytipper:

Share your ‘insightful, helpful, and original’ expert tips in any subject with Daytipper.The top three tip authors in a given month are awarded with cash prizes of $100, $75, and $50.

Meyouworld:

This is an AdSense revenue sharing community.You can earn for contributing with blogs, articles, resumes, photo albums, etc. and get 100% of the income from AdSense.

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