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November 15, 2005

Advertising is a big industry, we can use add supported services, we can earn money by having others click on our adds, we can even earn money with viewing adds in some programs.

I like to think “free” means something sucks. I sure know great free services but if they offer a payed product it almost always is better as..

I also think the person viewing the adds is doing the work. An add powered service may appear free, in reality they earn add revenue. This may or may not be more as enough it doesn’t matter, it’s still the viewers money in the developers pocket. I figure we are old enough to buy our own things? We are more as capable to judge and pay what things cost.

Now that made me think… “What if free things could be dramatically improved by charging a small fee?”

I imagine a blog posting could cost money. 50 cent or 2 € for posting it – that would be something I could afford.

I imagine a page stuffed with advertisement would be acceptable if the viewer earns money by viewing it.

– just the 2 ideas so far would mean A Blogger has to visit 3-20 blogs to earn back his posting. I would be even more motivated to view the new posts knowing the bloggers payed to post em.

I imagine a comment could cost 10 cent? Why not? It sounds like it makes sense? no?

If a comment would cost 5 € I would expect a serious reply? If that doesn’t appear others can see how it doesn’t. Deleting a comment should return the credit to it’s owner.

Google questions works some whut like that but that community is build from people in the mood to be helped or in the mood to be payed.

For bloggers it would only present some means to be taken more seriously.

I can’t help but think that a lot of people would be happy to earn a few coins by viewing your blog. Just imagine earning 20 cents by reading this posting. That would be fun! (Google makes around 5$ for each search result you view)

Not-free could also mean getting payed for writing posts. I’ve seen programs offer 300 000 articles about almost any subject, reading those mass generated writings gave me the shivers. It was cold and death-boring content, really scary! So, I figure paying to post and earning by reading could be a formula. Greedy people can shut up and serious questions can be answered.

For example:
Say it costs 2$ per post, we only have 10 adds per page, and a page view earns 20 cent.

20 cent divided by 10 adds is 2 cent. 2$ divided by 2 cents is 100 adds.

For the add we make a short introduction of our post, possibly with a small image. Then the viewer earns 2 cent for viewing your add and makes another 20 cent by clicking it.

We are not in a hurry so the 100 adds could take a few months to run out. That way the service can create a buffer to balance out the flow.

The advertisers have already payed you 2 cent, you don’t need to click their add. Still if you want you can.

This way it would be easy to store the add-click history and make it search-able for the user.

Building a safe payment system is so hard that filtering out automated surfers before payday is relatively easy. A few simple questions like “click the green dot” will do the trick. If human verification is slow it will happen more often. Posting a comment should be proof enough of being a real person. If the cash balance is low we also ask less questions. If you earn 20 bucks per day you will have to view the pages a bit longer and click few more dots. On the other hand, a user spending more as he earns should not have to do reality check ups.

Some bloggers have far to little to eat, other bloggers have far to few readers for the size of their budget.

Sure, people will create sweat shops to read our blogs. Do we really care? I love the idea people could make a living by reading this shit I write. That would rock the banana boat.

A friend of mine called it a service for rich snobs. I think she forgot we are the rich snobs on this planet. So, lets get your fat lazy ass into the comment box and write a few words for our sweat shoppers. You are obviously not willing to pay them 2 cent each, the least you can do is make a fool out of yourselves here. 😀

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Auto Tagging, Ojos and the Rise of the Participatory Panopticon

November 10, 2005

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The Social Software Weblog points to an inspired new business idea – Ojos (not yet in beta) will auto-tag your digital photos using face and text recognition: Auto Tagging, Ojos and the Rise of the Participatory Panopticon

Yeah, mass content. We better invent some way to sort all the data. Could make a million in a lifetime. If they dont vanish on the hard disk it’s a lot more fun to make em to.

We can already add voice memos to each image. Not a bad idea to actually use that now that I think of it. First make a picture of a person then have em record a memo. Would make a nice looking blog. Text to speech is probably better raw data to auto-tag with.

I imagine we could look at a tag cloud before we see a movie one day.

Mashable Says:

Absolutely. That reminds of a comment I read somewhere: in the future, a wife turns to her husband and says “Honey, where’d we put 2012??.

My point with auto-tagging is that at some point there will be too much info to simply tag it ourselves. I’ve been using GMail a lot recently, and it does a great job of filing away mails without you having to label them at all. Of course, you could set up predefined filters on your mini video camera (if that’s what we’re all carrying in a few years time) for certain faces, places or objects, just like you can with GMail. That way your entire life would be indexing without much effort at all…

Yes, LOL google search works perfectly.

I was just creating an opera browser session. I’m going to sort my surfing in separate windows by subject.

The subject was rss tags and OPML. Of course this blog post will be a part of it.

After this one I’m going to create a window with social bookmark sites. lol

Opera also saves the state of the window toolbar set up with the session, if a session has a lot of tabs I have no need for the toolbars. Can set the tabs at the side or have something that looks like a gmail application. LOL

From a business or a collectors point of view this sorting of our life shall add tremendous value. I’m sure this blog post is as good a place as a forum or email exchange.

One day we will share our personal data and images and the web archive will crawl and backup our whole hardisk, just because they can.

Our global artilect of automatically generated linkage is also growing. We could not begin to imagine what intellectual boost it could present globally.

I’ve seen a few learning games and must honestly say I didn’t think they could make it so fun jet so educative. I’ve also spotted that tutorials are becoming more amusing by the day. Or maybe I’m just less funny as I was. hehe

Freelance your blog skills

October 31, 2005

People will hate your blog if you don’t get it right. 😆

Besides from being to lazy to do anything I have a perfect picture of how you makes professional blogs happen.

The quality content you need requires lots of work. If the work is un-cool you will hate doing it. 😆 This means you need to find a commercial subject in the second place and a fun subject in the first. Only make a porn blog if you’re a pervert.

The hard part is finding the right kind of sponsor. Clicks on advertisement does not go anywhere as fast as selling Mercedes.

Find businesses that make money around your fun subjects. If no one is making money with something related to your hobby you need to look again because your doing something wrong. Open the eyes maybe.

You imagine what kind of people buy their type of products. What information are they looking for on the web? Then you make a new blog and create 5 posts in it. The title of the posts should explain what information is inside the post. For this text here a “Freelance your blog skills” would be ok.

For the first page view it doesn’t matter if the post sucks. Only the title makes the visitor view the posting. Only good content will get your visitor to visits your blog again.

Then you can already contact the businesses and just ask them if they want your blog to be part of their website. You just move your blog to a sub-domain of their business site.

Don’t hesitate to make jokes about them just having a phone number and items for sale. 99% of those sites offers no fresh & interesting content.

Make some trial deal, use your own money to buy google ad words. Advertise your blog for free on related sites. Then work like a slave day and night to write a (draft) post about every single subject your blog could have a post about.

What are the customers looking to accomplish?

You don’t need to help them at all, just make a soap like adventure about yourself trying to find out how to answerer your own questions. “as I was looking for Mercedes desktop themes I found the following sites….bla bla….” But keep updating that post! One day the post will list all Mercedes-desktop-theme-sites on the web.

A sexy way to obtain mass traffic of the right kind is by searching for questions people ask in forums. Write a good reply in your blog and give them a link like here:

http://www.bloggerforum.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=8648&forum=10

Getting extra cash, traffic and work true referal programs is cool but their banners and links back look nasty and you do have to promote them. You advertise a the program without adding a link to it. In stead offer a link to more information.Thats the WIN-WIN combo!

• You need whole articles to support your referral programs. + They are never good enough, NEVER!

• The “selling products” is the pipe dream of the formula.

• What you need is a lot of successful referrals under you.

putting their name in the box “to be your referral” is one thing, they won’t make a cent from just doing that. Just like you wont! 😆 Say you have a fairly ordinary blog like this one:

http://usavisa.blogspot.com
(This is one of my test blogs)

If you visit and click around a bit like a real visitor. You will spot a little 468 banner where I advertise a blog with all of those referral articles.

So, you make a blog about making money ayou may advertise it by your own TOS! Anything goes! (well almost) did you ever make money online? See any referral links in that? “nope non” Do you expect to see any on the page? “yes, lots with lots of info”. It’s the least annoying. on http://categories.blogspot.com Non of the banners rotating make me any cash. You can just click em, it’s ok. 🙂

I can participate in a whole lot of referral programs and advertise them properly. BUT I will never have to stalk people who are not interested! I was using the smallest adds and they made me angry as they are just as distracting as the big kind.

The whole separate blog is a winner formula. If you want me to do something, give me a whole page about how I’m going to do this and make it look half good. Don’t put to much effort in it, we will hate you for that, it’s just for cleaning up the original blog and for nothing else, well almost. 😆 We want a clean blog but we also want to keep the door open for traffic and cash making programs.

quote: RobbD3
What is the proper etiquette when it comes to using affiliate links on your blog or in message forums?

Lets see you investigate this in a that blog.

Should they always be labeled as such?

YES!

Are there times when it is O.K. to use an affiliate link without telling your audience that it is an affiliate link?

NO! You are looking for loving and caring referrals. 😆

I am kind of on the fence on this one. In some cases your credibility can take a hit because your entire post that has the affiliate link may be viewed as an ad.

Then stop the denial and make it so.

In other cases you may not care if the link is an affiliate link or not because going to the URL in the link is the reason for reading the post in the first place.

lol, you could add popups to links so they look as if they are part of the site linked to. You can expect me to remove all links to you the moment I find out. It’s like comming over for a beer and pulling out a vacuum cleaner and start selling it to me. Yeah, you may succeed but who cares? Why not ask me if you can show the machine and say some things about it first.

I figure it would be fun to see the lot of blog publishers make a lot of money to. I’m gonna go figure it all out for all of you. I don’t really care if you become my referral, I’m just looking for readers and this appears a popular topic. 😎

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WP = Kick ass

October 18, 2005

I’ve always wanted a WordPress blog but was just to impressed with the Blogger image hosting. Now that I’ve made many blogs on blogger to divide the subjects and do a yahoo360 blog as well as an Opera blog. So now that I kind of know why WP is so nice it becomes free.

Great!