Monthly Archives: August 2007

More Paid Reviews

There are more than one site out there that will sign your blog up after it reached a certain age and as long as it receives a reasonable amount of traffic. This one is called ReviewMe.

This site acts in a similar fashion to BlogsVertise in that they offer your blog assignments from time to time that they will pay you to write. Again, as with other sites like this, the amount of money you can make varies with the assumed importance of your blog. A higher PR blog can command a higher “wage” per post than a lower one. Not only that, but a higher PR blog will also be offered more assignments.

If you are the owner of a high PR blog and want to make money in decent amounts from this type of assignment, you can really pick and choose which ones you want to do and which ones you can decline. The higher your page rank, the more choice you’ll have as advertisers will fall over themselves to have their sites reviewed on high ranking blogs – they see them as having the highest readership.

You know as well as I do that is not always the way of things. A highly patronised blog need not have a high page rank. It may provide lots of useful and interesting reading material and be very popular because of what it is, not because Google says it’s popular. Conversely, a blog with a high page rank may be a load of codswallop, but just because the owner has been busy gathering backlinks from here, there and everywhere, Google has been fooled into thinking that blog must be more important and therefore more widely read than the much better one with fewer backlinks.

Who said the world was fair?

The moral of this story? If your blog is good and has lots of readers, get busy and post in lots of other blogs, write articles and submit them to high PR ezines and get busy in social networking and bookmarking sites to spread the word. Eventually you’ll get there by honesty and hard work. Much more satisfying than having bought your way to the top.

If you are a blogger, or an advertiser for that matter and are interested in what ReviewMe have to offer, click this link (link removed by admin).

Update 2008: These paid review sites are noting more than brokers for webmasters who want to buy links. That means if you write a so-called review and include followed links in the post, you are selling links. Google does not like this at all and will take your Page Rank from you if you sell links. You may also find your site dropped in the serps or even de-indexed if you really piss them off.

So safest rule of thumb is DO NOT SELL TEXT LINKS if you want to keep your PR and status with Google. You have been warned!

Terry Didcott

One Stop to Make Money

There’s a quiet revolution going on in a corner of the world wide web that can make money for its members without them having to do very much themselves.

If you are new to the business and are not sure which way to turn in order to make money online, there is one direction that you can turn to in order to turn your ideas into reality.

My One Stop is a membership site that delivers ready-made businesses in a box. I should know, as I’m one of the founding members of My One Stop.

It has helped my to kick-start my own online business with a ton of resources that are all free to members. The PLR articles that I have the right to offer as free giveaways on this blog come from My One Stop with some modification from me to retain their uniqueness. There are several PLR ebook packages that only members can get their hands on (for free of course) and rebrand as their own and make money from them by selling them online, through their sites or on eBay.

The good bit is that I’m easily making more than the monthly subscription by selling this stuff and every month they keep adding more PLR books, packages and software all free for members to use however they see fit.

Oh yes, there is also free web hosting thrown in with the membership, so I host one of my other sites there too, for free. I make money by selling other affiliate products from that site.

If you like the idea of affiliate programs, there one there too that will make you some nice residual income when you are a member.

Of course, if you’re not a member, you won’t be able to have any of these things.

That’s a shame.

To be honest, I don’t really want anyone else to join, because it’ll mean more competition for me.

Update 2008: I’m no longer a member of My One Stop as it seemed to dry up. That doesn’t mean you still should not check it out, as it may have got re-booted again and could even be a good money-spinner.

Terry Didcott
Make Money Online