I Just Won Monika’s Shake it Up Contest!

Now that was something I wasn’t expecting!

I just dropped by Monika’s blog to see what she’d written today and found the video clip of her husband John preparing the prize draw, gathering slips and placing them into a bin bag to mix hem all up. Now I wasn’t even going to watch the video as I wanted to read some posts for a bit of inspiration but I thought it would be fun to watch the draw anyway, so I did.

What I didn’t expect when the drawn slip was held up to the camera was my name on it!

A wholly unexpected but nevertheless gratefully received $100!

So thank you Monika, her blog: The Writer’s Manifesto and John for pulling my entry out!

PS: I bet you guys had so much fun making that video!!!

Goodbye to a Certain Widget

That certain widget is WidgetBucks.

Honestly, I gave it a fair go, but after a month I earned exactly zilch from an incredibly annoying, slow to load widget that never displayed quite the right products for this site anyway.

But my main beef with it was the so stressfully annoying loadup time. Every time I scrolled down the page and hit the damn widget the page stopped moving and I had to wait for the blasted thing to load itself up.

Sorry people at WidgetBucks – but until you figure out a way to make it load instantaneously and not interfere with my (and more importantly my readers) smooth and trouble-free viewing experience of this blog, then your widget gets consigned to the filing bin!

Adios!

A Few Make Money Changes

Make Money Blog has already undergone a major facelift and now it’s going through a phase of small tweaks and minor alterations in order to get it looking “just so.”

This morning I messed about with the positioning and colours of the widgets belonging to the social networking sites, MyBlogLog, BlogCatalog and Bumpzee. The blue text is more in keeping with the theme of the blog template and looks aesthetically pleasing as well.

I finally got rid of that annoying cross-hair cursor that seemed to appear every time the mouse came near a link! It often baffles me why someone wants to add such irritating minor details to an otherwise well thought out blog template.

As for posts, you’ll probably notice a number of paid reviews appearing in smatterings along the way. Well, I’ve already stated that I will not ask for, court, cadge or beg for donations in any way. So I have to fund my time spent online some other way, so working for it seemeed to be the most appropriate. After all, this is a blog about how to make money, so it would be a bit hypocritical if I didn’t use it to do just that!

Free Traffic Explosion

Make Money Blog has unearthed a fiendishly neat bargain! A real mega-cheapie as IM eBooks go, in fact.

Free Traffic Explosion is a great free traffic generation eBook and it’s selling for a crazy low price of only $4.97, so jump in while it’s still around!

Free Traffic Explosion They don’t come much cheaper than this!

Free Traffic Explosion is a well written ebook with all the information the budding webmaster or blogger needs to attract a ton of traffic you their website or blog so you can make money easily without having to pay a dime for any of it!

Here’s how Free Traffic Explosion will help you:

  • Do you want to have tons of visitors to your website or blog but have no idea how to attract them?
  • Do you know how to get traffic by paying for it, but can’t afford it right now?
  • Do you want an easy life?

Then don’t go struggling through the maze of search engines results that often lead to dead ends and blind alleys. Its so much easier to just buy this really cheap ebook. It has all the information you’ll need to make money by attracting a ton of highly targeted traffic to your blog or website for no cost.

What, for only $4.97?

Yep!

Are you convinced? Then click on the picture of the book and buy it. Simple.

Make Money Blog Gets Page Rank!

Make Money Blog got an unexpected but gratefully received boost today in the form of a PR3 from Google! Thank you Google!

This proves that Google are rewarding sites with lots of good, informative, relevant and frequently updated content. My sister sites The Honest Way and Make Money both also received PR3 and they get posted to all the time as well.

This is great news for this blog, because it now means that it can really start to make money, from paid reviews and advertising. I’ll be setting these processes in motion over the next few days, so watch this space and watch this blog do its thing!

Here’s to your success!

What is the Best Web Hosting?

For those of you who are very new to the business of professional web hosting, it can seem a daunting task to decide what the best web hosting company is for you and your online business.

Even with the services of the company in the previous post, you still may be unsure as to what is best for you.

As an overview guide, you should sit down and list what it is that you intend to do online.

Things like how many websites you want to have. One main site, or lots of smaller sites in different niches. Do you want to host your own blogs? How many will you have? Will you decide to create and host your own forum? The answers to these questions will dictate how many domains and subdomains your host will allow you to have per hosting package as well as how many MySQL databases, as each blog requires one separate database.

How much traffic you envisage attracting to your site or sites? This will dictate the amount of bandwidth you will need.

How much storage space will you need – for instance will you be simply hosting a mainly text based site and/or blogs, in which case you won’t need so much. Or will you be up- and down-loading large graphic files, MP3 files or video, in which case you will need a ton of disk space and lots of bandwidth to go with it.

These are just some of the questions you will need to ask yourself and answer honestly before you go searching for a hosting company, because they all offer different packages at different prices.

Lots to decide upon, but worth investing a little time in so you can come up with exactly the right set of factors that will ultimately decide your final choice.

A Choice of Web Hosting

When you’re ready to elevate your fledgling online business to the next level and you have made the decision to host your website or blog with a professional web hosting company, you’re faced with a large and varied choice of companies, all vying for your business.

So which one do you choose?

More to the point, where do you get all the best web hosting companies’ details on one place so that you can compare them and make an informed decision as to which one you will spend your money with?

Web Hosting give you exactly what their name implies, a well informed and professional web hosting choice to make your life that much easier in deciding upon the best web hosting company to suit your individual needs. They have a learning area where they explain the basics of web hosting for newcomers to the business and a searchable directory of the most suitable companies with an easy to use search box where you simply enter your preferred attributes and they’ll find all the appropriate companies for your business.

Give web hosting by Hostgator a serious look when you’re serious about taking on professional web hosting – you can see their banner on the right side of this page.