Squidoo and Hubpages - Profitable Idea

Here it is at the end of the month again. Time to set goals for September and tally up August's totals. I didn't reach my goal in August so I got to work harder in September. But I did learn alot in August.

I have been working on Squidoo and Hubpages getting as many articles as I can up on both of them. This is my reasoning of why I am working so hard with these two sites.

First, this is all FREE!
You can write about anything that you want on either site, and you can put links in to other sites, and if you are a member of clickbank, you can link there. They both will give you access to sell stuff from ebay, and hubpages has Amazon links. And you make money with Adsense. All this is easy to add to the pages. These are easily found by the search engines, and these are like one page niche sites, without the hassle or the out of pocket expenses.

So if you have 100 articles on one site (lets use hubpages for the example). I have 100 links to my website, and blog. ( I always link to my sites, even if I am not writing about it, I will put a link to a period just to link back to my sites. I also have 100 chances for people to purchase from Amazon or Ebay, and since I work in a link from Clickbank into every article I put on the sites, I also am advertising 100 times with that. Now the nice thing is, since I can write about anything, I chose things that aren't over saturated so that increases my chance of being found on Google.

Now if I redo the articles and post them on Squidoo, I have double the chances of getting found on the web. So now I will have 200 chances of selling things online, and getting people to click on my clickbank or my affiliate sites.

With the same article again changed, I will post to Associated Content to get paid upfront from them at least making a profit from the articles that way.

While I may not be making a lot of money from Squidoo and Hubpages right now, I have a goal of getting 250 articles up a month to both places. I have a goal of 6 months to start showing a real profit. Without spending a dime. It will take alot of planning and determination to do this and not get sidetracked, but it's a workable plan. It is only about 8 articles a day to get online, and they don't even have to be long articles, just informative articles with good keywords. If you look over the stuff that people have submitted you see there is a variety of topics that can be written about.

So if you want to start making money without working on it daily, start out with the free sites like hubpages and squidoo pages.

25 Places that you can make money online that are free

There are several ways to make money online without getting your own website. But you also have to be careful for the scam tricks. There are alot of them out there also. Here are some ways that you can make money online without spending any.

Associated Content:
You write articles for them and they will pay you upfront between $3-$20 dollars per article if they accept them. You can write about anything, minimum words is 400 per article. But you can submit as many as you want. They will pay you by paypal, and they pay several times a week. Then -you will also get paid by page views. For every 1000 page views that your combined articles have you will earn an additional 1.50. This adds up quickly with more articles that you submit. This is a great way to earn money. They always pay ontime, and with the page view bonues its a great way to earn money without spending a dime.

There are several places that you can set up a free blog. You can earn several different ways with this, you can earn from adsense, put affiliate ads on your blog, earn from Pay Per Post, and blogsvertise, and other places. It's unlimited the amount of money you can earn from a free blog.

Get Paid to Blog
Blogger Family write about family issues and they will pay you. They pay $4 per blog post.

Become a website Guide
About.com write and maintain the pages on about. com. Payment varies.

Write about fiancial Topics and get paid
Help your money will pay you to be a contributor.Current Pay Rates: $5 to $10+ per article paid by paypal. Required Length: 500+ words per article. Topics they are looking for Auto, Credit Cards, Insurance, Investments, Mortgages, Taxes and Frugal Living.

Submit articles and be paid. Doesn't say how much when or how you will get paid.

Get paid for articles by page view.

Constant Content
Get paid to write articles

Hubpages and Squidoo Pages:
These places you write articles and submit them. You will make moeny off adsense that they have set up there but your main income will probably be from selling things on Ebay and Amazon. Both of these places will have RSS feeds coming in from these sites that you can sell other people's products and earn a percentage from them. Hubpages allow you to use Amazon and Ebay, while Squidoo uses Amazon. These are great tools that will help you increase you income. You can write about anything and even put links in the articles that will get people to come back to your blog. You can sell things from Clickbank, or Commission Junction from here, and make even more money. The nice thing about Hubpages and Squidoo pages ia that it is indexed in a few days from Google. You can have as many hub or squidoo pages that you want to increase your income. These pages are easy to set up and easy to maintain.

Pay Per Post and Blogsvertise:
Write about assignments that are posted on these sites and they will pay you. They both pay by paypal, and give detailed instructions about what the requirements are to write about things. This is easy way to get your blog to pay you back.

CafePress stores:
Upload several designs and set up a free store that will sell your merchidice. They will print your design on t-shirts, cards, and other photo gifts and you just collect the money once it sells.

This is a store much like CafePress. Free to set up and sell things from it.

Here is a free site that you can sell ebooks, printed books, calendars, and stock photos. This is easy to set up, while it doesn't have a storefront, you can list these items on your hubpages, or squidoo and blog sites and they will handle the selling part and pay you the profits.

Selling Photos online:
This can be done from many places Lulu.com will let you sell your images, or put them in a book to sell. Dotphoto.com will let you sell from their site. Winkflash is another place that will let you sell online. There are many stock photo places that you just upload your images and they will sell them for you and send you the profit.

Sign up at Commission Junction and you can put affiliate ads on your blog, hub and squidoo pages. These are easy to set up, you can also sell from ebay using Commission Junction.

Amazon Store:
Open one or several Amazon stores and sell their stuff on your website. This is fully customized to what you want to sell. You can chose from a huge selection of things that they have on their website.

You submit a short tip and if they approve it they will pay you $3.00. I am putting this here because they do approve some tips. But it will take you months before they will publish your tip and pay you. If you are patient you will get paid by them.

Sell things from their store, and you make money. I haven't tried this, and haven't even researched this much.

GPT Programs
There are many of the programs out there that you do surveys and test sample things. Here are a few that do work and do pay.

Gangster greed:
They pay by paypal when you reach at least $10 payout. You don't have to wait till the end of the month to request your payment.

Fairytale Treasures:
Many different offers that you can do. They run contests frequently. Pays monthly by paypal

Treasure Trooper:
They have a special bonus that you can earn $100 for completing the treasure map. Awesome place, pays monthly by check.

Great referral program. Can do 2 daily surveys at .80 each. Get paid monthly by check.

Shared Review:
Review free trial offers and they will pay you.

Upload videos
Metacafe will pay you for page views each time someone views your video.

Stumble Upon

Using stumble upon is a great way to get traffic to your blog or your site. It only takes a few minutes to sign up for the site and it has so many possiblities. If you write a great article and want people to come read it, you can stumble your own site and drive traffic to it. You will notice that for the next couple of hours that your traffic will really increase.

This also works well for Digg and other social sites. If you want to get traffic to your site sign up and then just stumble or digg them and watch the traffic come to your site.

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Writers Block - Try these places for ideals

Sometimes when writing articles the hardest part is trying to think of new articles to write about. Here are some unusual places that you can find topics to write about.

Clickbank (hey I said they were going to be unusual)
With clickbank search through the ads, see what other people wrote about that they are now selling as programs and ebooks. You can submit a link if you have a clickbank account, or just use the titles are ideal generators. I have found several articles by searching through clickbank pages. While reading over the pages, some ideals will come to mind what you can write about.

Youtube Videos
Searching through these will give you ideas. Also it's a nice break to sit a watch a few of these. There are many topics that will work great in an article.

Write about what people are talking about now. There are so many different forums out there that you can find topics so easy doing it this way.

Morning Radio DJ's
If you spend just 15 minutes to a morning radio show, you will see how many different topics they cover every morning. If the radio show is a call in radio show, again you can find out what is on people's mind. Most radio shows are local, with only a few syndicated, so your material that you will write about will always be fresh and new to someone.

You can always find topics there, now I wouldn't consider some of the information on there reliable, but it's still a good place to find topics.

These are just a few fun and different places to get rid of writers block, hopefully they will work for you and you can get more articles written and fatten your wallet.

Using all Sources for sucessful Advertising Campaign

One of the photos that are available to purchase from my website Silver Springs Covered Bridge, Pennsylvania
Destroyed during a flood. This bridge is no longer standing.

If you have a product to sell you have to get creative in marketing the item. For example I am trying to sell photos. Sometimes you have to go offline and sell to really make a profit.
Since my photos are mostly from Pennsylvania, that is where I want to target. With living in a different state makes it more difficult to do. But there are ways around this.

With a small marketing budget, I thought of many different ways that I can get the word out about my website without breaking my budget. One way I can easily do this is to make business cards to hand out - which really won't work being out of state. But I can donate photos of the images to auctions and fundraisers that are going on in Pennsylvania. This will not cost me a lot, but the payback should be great. When you donate some merchandise usually your name and website will be in the program as a donation. The base prices on my donations won't cost me a lot, and I have have the items shipped from the website to the places that are holding auctions.

I try to place at least one donation to several auctions and fundraisers every year. I find that this is more effective then doing Google AdWords, and other paid advertising online. With the market already saturated with older photos, it's hard to make sales. But getting the word out to my target audience is the key to being successful.
Not only can you donate items to auctions, and fundraisers, if you have a unique item you can make flyers and post in the area you want to sell your items. Writing to newspapers and having them write a story about your business is another great way to get the word out. I had several newspapers articles written about the photos, and seen a huge increase for the website.

Linking to other sites like yours is another way to drive traffic to your site. I am linked to several sites that constantly brings in visitors. I try to keep my website updated with adding new photos all the time (I have over 25,000 to choose from).

I write many articles about the structures that I have photos of. I research them and write the articles that I submit to Associated Content, hubpages, and squidoo. I also maintain a blog that updates news about the photos that I have. While all of these are free advertising, it does help with sales.

I found that if you contact the organizations that have the people interested in your item, and make several well thought out donations for them to sell, this is the best advertising that you can do. Sometimes doing everything online isn't the best way to make sales.

Making sales is difficult when you have things to sale that isn't hot and in demand. But with a little effort and thinking outside of the box, you can make the sales and increase your profit.

Monthly Totals updated & Update on Fairytale Treasures

I have updated the monthly totals for August. I am not doing that bad, although it could be much better.

With the GPT programs, I lost a bit of money at Fairytale treasures that kind of upsets me, seems that if you did the offers at other pages, or they think you didn't tell the truth the advertisers rejected them, they are working on them, but took back the money in a reversal.

Now my feelings on that: If the offer was credited and approved don't take back the money. Change the rules and go on, but it was approved and money was promised to us. It's like working at a job and your doing sales, after you close the sale the customer decides they don't want the product, and they take back your commission. You did you job, that commision should be yours.

But hopefully they will have it all worked out soon, and our money back in our accounts. There has been alot of changes at the site with the daily trivia question, there hasn't been one all week. I do like Fairytale treasures alot they have alot of good easy offers but I have a slightly bitter taste in my mouth after losing money. But I will give them time to sort things out. They also said about using Private Phone for your phone number. Since I only have a cell phone with a number I don't give out to just anyone, that's going to cut out a lot of forms where I have to give a number.

I did get lucky this month with my main website www.fmyphotos.com where I sell photos of historical buildings, covered bridges, and other structures. I had a few good sales. Now you would think that having over 10,000 photos up for sale of these cool structures I would make a killing, but no one buys, they do look and that's it. I can't put them on sites that you get paid for downloads, stock photos, because I have restored the photos, and while I do own the copyrights, I didn't take the photos. I am so open for suggestions on how to make these photos sell easier.

Hopefully the last weeks of this month I can increase my earnings online. But it's going to be a busy time for me. I have both my children's birthday's coming up, (they were born on the same day 5 years apart) and will be celebrating my 26th wedding anniversary. All in the same week. Plus we're getting ready to move. But in all honestly, I see my money online dropping just from lack of time.

Clickbank and Commission Junction Great Income

I signed up for clickbank about 2 weeks ago and got my 1st sale. It was so easy, I couldn't believe it.

I do hubpages and squidoo and on each page, I place a clickbank advertisment for a product. The product really depends on what my page is about. The one that I just sold was about a niche site, I placed the ad right beside the ebay module with a quick saying how you can profit from opening a niche site using ebay. I also use Commission Junction advertising on the pages, and while I'm still waiting on sales from that, the clickrate has really increased. I'm expecting a sale anyday now.

The possibilities are endless doing it this way. You can make a hubpage and a Squidoo page in under 10 minutes and still have it full of good content. So you can do an average of 5 per hour, think how much advertising you can do with that, all without it costing you a dime. Even if you do 5-10 pages a day at one place your increasing your chances of sales each time. Not to mention you can make even more money from the Ebay and Amazon modules on the pages that are already built in.

If you are already writing for Associated Content, you can use that article, and change it to use on Squidoo or HubPages or both of them. Each time you use that article you want to change it so you don't have the same content on all the pages.

If your short on cash and want to increase your chances of making real money online, I suggest you start writing for hubpages and squidoo each page adding some advertisment from Clickbank and/or Commission Junction. You have nothing to lose.

I got accepted at Pay Per Post

I finally got approved by Pay Per Post. I had to wait a few weeks because my blog wasn’t old enough. It has to be active for 90 days or more. I think this is going to be a good relationship with them. I am hoping to make some money to go toward the 10K Challenge.

With Pay Per Post, they look like they have a few postings that I already qualify for. As my blog gets more traffic and ratings I will be able to qualify for other postings. I’m really excited about this.

I was reading over their website, it looks like quite a few people are really making money from the site. They pay between $5 and $20 for most posts that you have to do. Of course they do have some that pay a whole lot more. Once you get approved by them, you can choose the blogs that you want to blog about, so they are not assigned to you, you can actually chose what will work for you and your blog. That’s the best part of, you get to chose, and you don’t have to write about things that are totally off topic for you and your blog.

I think this is going to be great. You should sign up to join payperpost .

Sell your old cell phone, and your Empty Ink Cartridges for cash

These are not ways which you need referrals, do surveys, or anything else. These are in a catagory all by themselves. Sell your EMPTY printer Cartridge: Sell your empty Printer Cartridges here. Tonerbuyer.com will pay you to send them empty cartridges. They will even pay shipping to send the empties to you. According to the website they will pay up to $22.00 per cartridge. If you want to start a fundraising project, they will even send you help to get you started. If you ever tried to refill a Lexmark printer cartridge, you know it's sometimes easier to just buy a new cartridge. Now you can sell your empty and make some spare cash on the side. http://www.inkjetcartridge.com/selusyourem.html is another place that you can sell your empties to. Compare the prices of the two - sell to the one that gives you the best deal.

Sell your old Cell Phone: http://www.phoneiscash.com/ will buy cell phones. Prices vary by make and models. If your phone has a SIM card you don't need to send that in, just the phone. Payment is made by check within 30 days of them recieving the phone. They only accept working phones. You don't even have to send in the charger. This is from their FAQ about cell phone condition: What if my cell phone has a few dings and scratches but still works, will you accept it? Absolutely! As long as the phone will make a test call, has a clear ESN/DEC #, working speaker and mic, good LCD and will power up, we will pay you for it. If the phone has extra features like a camera, they should be functional as well. Cosmetic condition will have no effect on whether the phone will be purchased or not. http://www.sellyourcell.com/ is another place that will buy old cell phones. I did a google search for both cartridges and cell phones and came up with many different places that you can cell old cells and empties to. Check them out, maybe buy a few at the yard sales and resell online. This looks much easier than doing ebay and writing desriptions about them.

HubPages and Squidoo Pages are Key Ingredients

I updated the monthly totals for August on the sidebar. I know I have been slack. With the survey places, I have alot waiting to be confirmed, once they get confirmed the totals will go up.
I am still getting referrals which is helping the totals a lot.

I started making hubs at hubpages.com these are like squidoo pages, but you put in your account numbers for adsense, amazon associate and ebay advertising, and you get paid when people click on that. The set up is just like at squidoo.com and it's so easy to do. It takes me about 5 minutes to do a hubpage, and put in a little section with something from clicksense, and I'm done.

In one week I had done about 25 hubs along with 25 squidoo pages, all without spending a dime. But it triples my exposure for the ads that I have and increases my chances of really making money online.

With Squidoo you can only use from Amazon, with Hubpages you can do Ebay AND Amazon and you get adsense exposure on every hub. I don't use the same articles, but I do use the same topics. I change the articles and boom in no time the pages are done. After I have a page done, I will stumble it, and watch the hits come in. It takes no time to get noticed on google, infact some of my pages are already in the #1 position. The trick to get to the #1 position for Hubpages, is to keyword with some mispellings.

With Hubpages and squidoo you can do an article for something you are trying to sell from clicksense. Which makes it nice and easy to set up for sales.

Once you make a new hub, it is featured on their new hub pages for a few hours which gets you exposure, but for maxium exposure, stumble it.

With the HubPages you don't even have to look for a photo, you can move your little boxes around so that there is an Ebay or Amazon ad right in the article. So while the people are reading the ad, they can see the photos of things that you want to sell. Makes it easier and increases your chances of them making a buy.

So if you want to increase your income without spending money, sign up for Hubpages and Squidoo.

Selling on Ebay - Reduce the fees

If you sell on ebay you know their fees have gone up. If you want to use a template you have to pay extra for a fancier one there. But there is a website www.auctiva.com that you can get many different templates and other bonus features for free.

You can set the time that you want your auctions to start which at Ebay you would have to pay for. You can set up many auctions and have them all start at the same time if you want to.

Signing up is free, and using the program is free. It's a great way to save on ebay fees while still getting the benefit of using ebay.

I use auctiva all the time when listing my auctions. It not only saves time but has many things that you don't have to pay for which ebay is now charging for.

One Article - How it can make you more money

If you write an article for Associated Content you have 2 options, exclusive and non-exclusive. If you chose exclusive you can not use that article any other place, but non-exclusive you can use over and over again. Now you may be wondering why I'm bringing this up. What does it matter which one you choose?

Well if you go non-exclusive, you can submit a different variation of the same article to many different places to bring in more profit for you. You can do this in less than 10 minutes.

To get the most money out of each article, you submit it other places, like Helium, make a squidoo page on it, and make a page on it at hubpages.com. There are other pages you can submit your article to and make even more money from this one article.

So with this one article, you get paid $3-$20 at Associated Content. Helium pays you by pageviews. You won't make as much at Helium, but it's free to put your article up there and every little bit helps. Squidoo you can make profit by people buying things from Ebay that is listed on your page, and they will pay you a percentage of adsense that people click on. Hubpages you put in your information for Adsense, Amazon, and Ebay and you get paid if people buys anything or when the click on the Adsense.

With HubPages and Squidoo you can also have RSS feeds from your blog or website, which gets you more exposure to your blogs and webpages. These pages are so easy to set up that no techie knowledge is needed. At Squidoo you can pull in RSS feeds from blogs topics you choose, to make sure people go to your page, put in the subject you want then a comma, then your blogname. ex. earn cash, 10k-challenge This way it will only pull from your blog and you won't risk the people going to another blog.

To get maximum exposure add a link to your website or blog in the article. Most articles you can sneak this in easily which will get even more clicks to your sites.

At Squidoo and HubPages add a little blurb about a product from Clickbank and a link and you increase your chances of making more cash for your work.

Squidoo and HubPages are unlimited to the number of pages that you can build. After a few days they will be picked up by Google and increase your page views dramatically. You can put your own advertising on the pages for Associated Content, and links to other things in the text boxes.

With these sites having RSS feeds you really don't have to update them at all. It will be done automatically.

So with this one article that you wrote you have not only increased your page views, but hopefully more cash in your pocket. And it didn't cost you a dime!


Marketing Pond is a website that you can join for free. You can sign up and put in your membership information for the programs that you belong to and it's all listed on one easy page. It's really easy to join and use.
Now all you have to do to get referrals is send people to this page. I have gotten numerous referrals this way, it's that easy to use.
If you are looking for referrals and having problems, try Marketing Pond to get them.
Finding referrals is the hardest part of being sucessful with some programs. Referrals are an essential piece of you earning a lot of cash with the programs. Anything that you can do to make it easier is worth it.
With Marketing Pond setting the sites up takes less than 20 minutes, then all you have to do is promote the website to get people to come to it. There are about 50 different programs that you can chose from and have people sign up under you.

Get Paid to write a story on Random Acts of Kindness

Common Ties are looking for stories about Random Acts of Kindness. They are willing to pay for it also. They are now accepting audio stories.

They have the instructions on their web-blog, which tells you about payment, but here is an excerpt from their website.

Common Ties pays for the stories it publishes. Our payment guideline is between $100 and $200 per story, but this is only a guideline. You may suggest a higher or lower amount depending on what you think is an acceptable level given the quality of the story and your past publishing experience. If you record your story you will be paid an additional $150 should your recording be accepted. Common Ties mails checks within 30 days of publication.

I haven't tried it yet, I just found it today.

Lots of New Offers Posted at Treasure Trooper

Treasure Trooper has posted lots of new Email/zip code submit offers today. I love these, they are so easy to do, and the pay off is awesome.

I found to get them to approve quickly, do no more than 4, then come back later and do more. I use CCleaner between the offers to make sure that it's not duplicated. And I have several Email addresses that I use and switch them around alot. The zip code stays the same. If you change the zip, it's fraud, and you could get kicked off. But you can change out the emails if you have several email addresses.

I love Treasure Trooper the best because of the find the pearl game. If you find 8 pearls you can trade them in for referrals. I have gotten several referrals that way. There is no easy way to predict where the pearl will be, but you get to play it after every offer you complete. You also collect coins with each offer, these can be traded in for treasure maps, which once you complete that you can win $100 for doing that.

Some people claim that Treasure Trooper is a Scam, but it's not. They pay ontime, tell you when to expect your checks, and the layout of the easiest of them all to use. And it's the most fun.

I love Treasure Trooper. Try it out, I'm sure that you will love it too. It's so easy and fun.

July Totals - Could be much better!

Well I totaled up July's Payments, not too bad for not spending a dime. But in August, I want to do $750. A pretty hefty goal, But sometimes you got to set your goals a little higher so you can stay motivated.

I was thrown off this month because I was out of town several days, so I was out of sync when I came back.

It's really my fault that I didn't write more for Associated Content. I should of tripled what I did. I can't say anything about that except I was lazy. I had other things that I had to attend to this month.

I didn't do that good with Cashcrate, although it's a really good program that you can make a lot of money, again, I was lazy. (I'm seeing a pattern here). I should of worked harder to make more money with them.

I did Ok with Treasure Trooper, and Fairytale Treasure. I just started with Gangster Greed this month, so I am happy with them.

I did start blogsvertise this month, and already have banked $14.00 which will be paid out in August. Not too shabby I guess. Next month I become eligible for Pay Per Post, I had to have a blog for 90 days, and I have about 9 days to go!

I have alot of ideals that I want to accomplish for August. But again, I will be out of town a lot and don't know if I will accomplish it all. But I will try to get as many done as I can.

London's Advertising Directory

Are you looking for advertising places in London? I found this website that has many places available for you to choose from. London Advertising has over 1000 links in 58 catagories.

This website is the best place to find advertising on the web. They have many places listed, with many catagories such as Advertising copywriters, event agencies, even market research.

London Advertising is the place to go if you are looking for advertising this is a huge directory of listings. They are the leading directory in London.