Friday, November 24, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I have lots to be thankful for!!

I received a request for another review on The product was appropriate for the site so I did it and I am now waiting to see if it is accepted.

I've been working some on my new site But part of me thinks I'm crazy to start up another blog centered site since to get good content on them and have people actually READ the site, it is very time consuming!! Oh well, we'll see how it goes.

In other news, I saw an offer on one of the membership sites I belong to for a $200.00 coupon for MSN version of adwords (forget what it is called) I needed to put $5.00 down to get $200.00 credit (need to spend it in 90 days) that will be something fun to try and a built in procrastination buster!! How fun! I'll post my success or failures with that program here.

I created the "gift ideas" page on my most popular site. I loaded it with small commentaries on online shops in my niche and then used affiliate links on the ones that had them. I've gotton a fair amount of could be a good thing! Affiliate sales are up for me --this is really the first time that I've really worked the affiliate thing...boy, it would be great if it could keep going after the holidays.

happy holiday!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Interesting Observation

I use for stats on all my blogs and have noticed that a certain TextLinkAd is gettting lots of hits on my site. The "text" of the TextLinkAd is "Gift Ideas" ...makes me think I should make a page on my site called "Gift Ideas"!!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Trying out ReviewMe

Disclaimer: I am getting paid to post this review.

I got an email today encouraging me to sign up for "reviewme" a new service offered from the folks over at TextLinkAds. I like TextLinkAds and the guy that runs it, so I thought I would give ReviewMe a shot. I don't KNOW Patrick Gavin, but I read his blog and I've heard him on a podcast or two and I get the impression that he is a nice guy and a straight shooter. It was easy as pie to sign up and you are allowed to enter in six blogs per your account. So, if you are like me and own MORE than six you need to think about your strategy a bit. Depending on traffic and topic you get paid between $20.00 and $200.00 per post. I submitted 3 blogs -- 2 got $20.00 and 1 got $30.00. None of these blogs are runaway huge traffic mongers, but they do get about 50 - 200 uniques a day and they are all about a year old. Is that good? I never know. Anyway, seems easy so far. Posts must be 200 words and the thing I like about it is that you MUST label your post that it is a paid post. Is that how the rest of the Pay per Posts companies work? I am still a newbie in this PayPerPost space...and don't plan to do it too much cause it seems kind of creepy in a dishonest sneaky kind of way. But the fact that the ReviewMe site requires that you lay it all out there and own the fact that your are selling your blog's soul seems to make it okay in my book.
More later.