Thursday, January 21, 2010

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10 best places to get paid content for your blog

If you have a blog, you may want earn more money from it. PPC ad is a good idea and I am sure you are already using them. Here is one more good idea to earn more from your blog by adding some paid content to your blog. It will never make your blog down but will be helpful your readers in most cases. How the paid content marketplace work is simple, you put a sort of link, reviews, short article on your blog/ blog post and in return the advertisers pay you for your support. The idea is simple and the only one, but I got 10 options to share with you. That means more room to choose the best one for your blog. However, if you know any other marketplaces that are not listed here please let me know. Definitely, you will be given the credits.
Blogger wave (Make money. Make a blog)

Bloggerwave requires you to be a blogger before you signup with them. Once you have your user account details you just need to send them your blog. They will verify your blog, and then you are ready to take on any available “job” for your blog. Advertisers have got all sorts of assignments for you. It can be some kind of link to a company (Advertiser) webpage or a review of certain product or service. After all, it’s you the blogger who chooses the best job to fit your blog. Advertiser’s links or reviews will have to stay on your blog for at least 30 days but not necessarily on the front page.


Payment is made via paypal in a monthly basis

Blogitive( Make money blogging)


If you are already a blogger, if your blog has some level of traffic and indexed in search engines, Blogitive can help you to earn more cash from your blog. Once you are approved to the Blogitive system, you are given access to opportunities from companies to post about their news releases. You are paid per posting. You would simply be writing a quick article about their news release. No different than a newspaper does. You can have any other revenue stream you like on your website. And one greater thing about Blogitive is that you can identify advertiser’s postings however you like. Some people even create a new category for them. The goal set by blogitive is to get people to read the posting, not trick them.


How much can you earn for each post may vary depending on the sponsor. But the standard amount is $5 per post. Blogitive will pay you EVERY WEEK, via pay pal.

Blogvertise( Earn money from Blog)


Blogsvertise is another good place to earn money from your blog just by placing some product reviews/Links to it. First of all, you will have to submit your blog for their approval. Once approved, your blog goes into the assignment queue. The blogsvertise administrator then assigns writing tasks for what the advertisers want you to mention in your blog. You don’t have to endorse the website product/service, just mention it in your blog and link to the advertiser website in your entry.


You will make money for each task assigned to you that you have completed and submitted back for approval. The current payout rate for new accounts is $4 - $25 per entry. Most will fall into the $5-15 range. So if you are assigned 10 writing tasks and complete them and are approved you will earn $50-150 .Payments are made via paypal, after 30 days your assigned task has been approved.

Blog to profit (Guaranteed Money for posts)

Blog 2 Profit

Now you have a way to make Guaranteed Money for posts to your blog! Blog to profit connect you with advertisers that are interested in sponsoring your blog, you post to your blog and get paid! Sponsor’s ads are generally plain texts. A word or group of words directed to an advertising site. A site review is not necessary. You just have to write a regular blog entry mentioning the given anchor text. You will be paid as soon as the links are posted whether or not somebody read the posts or click the links. But before all of these, you will have to submit your blog to blog to profit. Make sure that you have some original content before applying.


Payments are sent weekly. All posts submitted and confirmed to be free from any error on or before a particular Friday will be paid the following Thursday.

Creative webblogging(Get paid to blog)

Creative weblogging

You have a blog and Creative webblogging can take care of your online reputation, establish you as a thought leader - and pay you, too. Creative webbloghging prefers some blogging experience. If you do not currently have a blog, they will recommend you set up a free blog account at After you have been blogging for 30 - 60 days, you may submit your blog to creative webblogging. There is a good room for experienced blogger too; they will be offered high Compensation. There is one more opportunity there; you can be an Editor of one of their live blogs.


Monthly compensation: $84-140 (US) - paid via PayPal or Moneybookers, 3-5 posts per week are required, min. of 70 words each. Traffic bonuses for aggressively growing traffic are available. They take care of all the technology with an advanced blogging platform and marketing support.

Loud Launch (Blog away, and earn):

Loud Launch

Loud Launch is another popular site that allows bloggers to be compensated for participating in sponsorship opportunities, including paid posts, press release distribution, and more. It provides you with a matched list of relevant advertisers that are seeking influencers such as yourself to help create a buzz. To get paid for any campaign it should stay on your front page at least 14 days; and should also remain accessible from your archives for at least 45 days.


The rate of each campaign depends on the advertiser’s budget.Loud Launch pays bloggers via Paypal within 5 days of the 1st of each month for all approved posts placed between the 1st and 20th of the prior month.

Review Me (Get paid to review products):

Review Me

With Review Me publisher system, Bloggers get paid to review products and services on their sites. Bloggers control what they review. In the ReviewMe advertiser marketplace, advertisers create specific campaigns for bloggers. Bloggers can find out what review campaigns are available for their blogs. Payments are calculated and paid out on a monthly basis. On the 1st of each month, earnings will be calculated and shown in the earnings section of your account. Payments will be sent out shortly thereafter, no later than the 4th.


You will be paid $20.00 to $200.00 for each completed review that you post on your site.those countries), the writers receive payment by check mailed to a chosen address.

Smorty( Make money from your blog) :


Smorty is a place where you can both make money by writing opinion article posts and build traffic to your blog.

Get paid for publishing: Write opinion articles or pay-per-click/View advertising on your blog and earn money.

Get paid for blogging: Write your opinion about people’s products and services to turn your daily blog updates into money.


Earnings are directly related to the number of valid opinions you post and earnings from the Digxa mini store widget if placed in your blog. Each post will bring you a minimum of US$6 and the Pagerank of your blog along with a high Smorty Star Rating determines whether you receive higher paid ad campaigns, bringing you up to even $100 per post.

For the paid posts, bloggers generally get paid on a weekly basis, For Pay-Per-Click and Pay-Per-View advertising commissions you will be paid monthly at the same time and only with your post payments. All payments are sent through PayPal.

Sponsored Review (Earn 35% more for writing reviews) :

Sponsored Review

Sponsored Review is just another site which pays bloggers for placing sponsored article on their blog. However, it has a good exception; 35-50% less Transaction fee than the other site offering the same opportunity. Sponsored Review lets you to write your own review for an advertiser. Each advertiser has his or her own requirements (i.e. length, link info, etc.).But while writing for a sponsor, you are always free set your own price. You write the review in your own tone, and can be as critical as needed. Constructive criticism is encouraged, but rude or hateful reviews will be declined.


Depending on the size of your readership and the quality of your blog posts, you can earn anywhere from $10 to $1000 per review. If you are a major site, you might be able to get even more. You will receive your cash earnings via PayPal on a bi-weekly basis.

Pay per post (Really means it!) :

Pay per post

PayPerPost operates a sponsored content marketplace that can help bloggers get paid for creating and publishing advertiser sponsored content. You may have been writing about Web sites, products, services and companies you love for years and you have yet to benefit from all the sales and traffic you have helped generate. That's about to change. With PayPerPost advertisers are willing to pay you for your opinion on various topics. However, PayPerPost marketplace is self-serve and easy to use. Advertisers will post all sorts of Opportunities, from simple buzz campaigns to product reviews with pictures or videos. It's up to you to pick the Opportunities that best suit you and your blog.


Advertisers create "Opportunities" for bloggers to write about their products, services and websites. They range from $5 to several thousands of dollars, depending on the criteria set by the advertiser. Bloggers with high amounts of traffic can expect to earn a significant amount of money for each post they create on behalf of an advertiser.

Once your post is approved, it sent back for reeview for a second round check 30 days after the original submit date. If the post is still live, and unchanged, it will be approved again and you will receive payment via PayPal.

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How to Install Google Analytics on Blogger

Google Analytics Blogger LogoWouldn’t it be nice to know how many people actually visited your blog each day? How about knowing which of your posts are the most popular? Well surprisingly Blogger doesn’t currently offer any native blog analytics but fortunately there is Google Analytics — available for free.
Google Analytics is a great tool that will show you all sorts of useful information about how people found your blog, keywords they searched on to find you, where they came from and even how long they stayed. You’ll learn more about where your visitors come from and how they interact with your blog. This is a must tool if you are trying to build a profitable blog otherwise you are flying blind!
This article will show you how to add Google Analytics to your Blogger blog. It’s a fairly simple process and doesn’t require any technical skill at all.

Step #1 – Setup a Google Analytics Account

Go to Google Analytics and sign in using your Blogger login. If your account doesn’t work for some reason, you can create a new one instead. Once you login you’ll see a screen that looks like this:

Google Analytics Blogger Sign Up Step 1
Click on the “Sign Up >>” button and proceed to the next step which will ask you for your general information. Website URL, Account Name, Country, and Time Zone. The screen will look like this:

Google Analytics Blogger Step 2
If you noticed, I just put my Blogger url (without the http://) and called it “David’s Account” because this is your top-level container for 1 or 100 different websites so it’s a good idea to name it something more general. The next step will ask you for your contact information which includes your first name, last name, phone number, and country. Easy so far right? :-)

Google Analytics Blogger Step 3
Your last step in signing up will ask you to accept the user agreement terms and conditions which you should read (just kidding…who actually ever reads these entire legal terms anyhow?).

Google Analytics Blogger Step 4
Now this next screen is very important. This is the code you will need to copy and paste into your blogger template. Go ahead and click into the box and it will automatically highlight the entire block of code for you. Now you need to copy that code and paste it into notepad or into a MS Word document. Save it as you’ll need to use it later.

Google Analytics Blogger Step 5
After you click on the “continue >>” button you will be taken to your brand new Google Analytics dashboard! You will see your blogger blog listed but with no analytical data….yet.

Google Analytics Blogger Dashboard
Ok, now you are done with setting up your Google Analytics account. The next step is placing the tracking code into your Blogger template so it can report back to Google Analytics and provide you with some cool data points.

Step #2 – Adding GA Tracking Code to Your Blogger Template

This is not a very difficult step even if you are afraid to touch your template code. Login to your Blogger account and then click on the “Layout” => “Edit HTML” tabs. This will bring you to the template code. Before you make any changes, I advice you to back up your template just in case there are any problems. After you’ve done so, continue reading.
Now in the edit template html code window, scroll all the way to the bottom of your template code and look for the tag. There should only be one of these closing tags in your template. If you can’t find it then your template wasn’t properly created and you should add one right above the tag.The tag should always be your last line of code in your template. It signifies the end of your template.
Ok, now go back to the code you saved before in a Word Doc from Google Analytics. You are going to copy it and paste it right above the tag as illustrated in the image below. The yellow highlighted code is the new GA code I just pasted into my template.

blogger google analytics code 2
Save your template and you shouldn’t get any error messages. If you do, it’s most likely not related to this GA code and something else with your template itself. Assuming you’ve been successful with your save, you are all done embedding the GA code in your template!

Step #3 – Confirm Google Analytics is Tracking

Go back into your Google Analytics account and look at your dashboard. Most likely you will see a little yellow exclamation mark under the “status” column that looks like this: google analytics tracking not installed. This means everything isn’t working properly yet which is fine because we are about to tell GA we just added the code. From your dashboard, click on the “edit” link which is located to the far right.

Google Analytics Blogger Dashboard Edit
After you click on that link, you’ll see another screen like below. It will say “Tracking Not Installed” followed by a link “Check Status”. You’ll want to go ahead and click on that link which will tell GA to visit your site and look for the new code you just pasted in your template.

Google Analytics Blogger Dashboard Check Code
Assuming you pasted the code in there as instructed above, GA will find the new code and begin tracking everything on your blog. If you are still having problems, it’s most likely something to do with GA and you should read their help guide to troubleshoot your problem.

Google Analytics Blogger Dashboard Success
The message seen here, “Waiting for Data” means you have correctly setup GA and data is being gathered! Click on the top left Google Analytics logo and it will take you back to your dashboard. From there click on the “View report” link and that’s where all your very important Blogger visitor data will start appearing!

Google Analytics Blogger Dashboard Results
Now it usually takes an hour or so before you will see any data (maybe longer if you don’t get much traffic to your blog) so please be patient. Trust me, you’ll be logging in at least once a day just to see how much traffic your blog is getting. It’s very addicting and powerful information to learn from. You’ll be surprised which posts are your most popular and what countries people are coming from to read your blog.
Google Analytics is very powerful and we have just learned how to install it into your Blogger template. We haven’t even scratched the surface on the features and reporting it can do. For most Bloggers, this will be enough. Data will be collected and you will just review it. Others with more in-depth goals (like selling products or services, creating a sales funnel, etc) will want to spend more time learning GA. Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and don’t blame me for your new found addiction!

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Ads Theme Template

Click to enlarge Ads Theme Blogger template

If you’re looking for a new Blogger template, you came at the right time. Hands down, this is the best template we’ve converted here at eBlog Templates. It’s a wonderful web 2.0 popular blog layout with some great built in ad spots (hence the template name) and features.
It’s either a two or 3 column template (you can change it on the fly) so you get the best of both worlds. This Blogger template is what I call a “powerhouse” template since almost all the features you need are already built in. On top of that, it’s quite easy to setup and makes your blog look like a professional site without much effort.
I predict this template will be a top template on this site within a few months, if not weeks. With the amount of effort that went into converting this template and attention to details, I sure hope you appreciate this free amazing new xml Blogger/Blogspot template.

Features Include

  • Two or Three right side columns which are easy to switch (default is three)
  • Three great location ad spots (header banner 468 x 60, three 125 x 125 buttons in sidebar, and a 468 x 60 AdSense banner above the first post)
  • Integrated Feedburner rss and subscribe via email sidebar module (also includes “add to favorites” Technorati link)
  • Built-in live traffic feed widget from FEEDJIT
  • Built-in MyBlogLog and BlogCatalog recent reader widgets
  • Dynamic tabs easily created by editing the link list widget
  • Search box without the need for a “go” button
  • Recent posts and comments widgets
  • Nicely designed individual blog post comments section
  • Properly setup Blogger layout editor
You can see from this screenshot that the actual editor is nicely setup so you don’t need to scroll or try and figure out how to click on the “edit” widget links. Most templates that you download make it tough to edit — not this one!
This template does require some configuration in order to get it working as designed. Please follow the steps below if you’d like it to work properly. I also recommend backing up your existing template before changing just in case you run into any problems. You could also setup a new Blogger blog as a test area and try installing it there first.

Top Tabs Setup

When you first install this template the top tabs will not be visible which is normal. You’ll need to go into the Blogger page element layout editor and edit the “Top Tabs” widget. It’s a link list so just add whatever tabs you want. Don’t add a “Home” tab since it will automatically appear once you create and save the tab widget.

Header Ad Banner

The default banner is hardcoded into the template but will disappear when you add anything to this widget. It’s an HTML widget so you can put the banner ad code straight into this box. This widget can also be deleted if you don’t have a 468 x 60 and you’ll just be left with the black header. Here’s the default ad code if you want to use it as a model:

FeedBurner RSS and Email Links

To get this section working you’ll first need to have a FeedBurner account. If you don’t already have one, please read the “How to Setup FeedBurner on Blogger” article and then come back. Another option is to just delete this widget if you’re not interested in knowing your subscriber count or allowing your readers an easy way to subscribe.
Once you’ve got your FeedBurner account, you’ll need to edit this template code and replace a few parts. Search your template code for the following line and then look right below that for the rss feed link. . Replace the text in red with your FeedBurner name (i.e. eBlogTemplates is ours)
Next we’ll need to update the subscribe via email link with your feed id. You’ll need to make sure to enable subscribe via email within FeedBurner otherwise this part won’t work.
After you’ve changed both of these areas save your template and check to see if it works. If you’re having trouble finding your feed name or id, please read our article above or see FeedBurner’s help section to locate it.

125 x 125 Ad Section

These are the three ads in the right sidebar which you need to edit the template code to change. Search the template code for and then look right below that for the three lines of ad code which are:

If you’ve got ads to place in here, then just paste the code into the template. I recommend signing up for your own Text Link Ads account and using them. Each referral you convert, you get $20 (or $25 I forget). If you don’t have ads to use, you can either leave our default ads or delete this widget altogether.

Recent Posts and Comments Widgets

This one is easy to setup since we’ve already written an entire article dedicated to this. Please see “How to Setup Recent Comments and Posts Widgets” to configure these two widgets.

Recent Readers Widget

You’ll need to have MyBlogLog and BlogCatalog accounts if you want to use this widget. The default widget will show the original author’s pictures so please either delete this widget or change the account ids to your own. Once you’ve setup these up, then edit the template code and search for and then replace the account numbers with yours.

Live Traffic Feed Widget

This is a really cool feature within this template and the best part is you don’t need to do anything to setup it up! There are some further options if you click on “options >>” on your actual blog page under the widget but that’s it.
You should now have the template all setup and ready to go. I hope you enjoy this beauty and please make sure to keep the footer links intact since numerous hours of my time and the original designer were put into making it. That’s all we ask for giving away this template! Enjoy!
Special thanks to Eric over at Blogging Secret for designing this wonderful template originally for WordPress.

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Using AdSense to monetize your blog

Did you know that the way people make money with their blog is by using Google Adsense?

The reason is because it's very easy to setup and you get paid each time someone clicks on your ad! You've probably seen ads on blogs that say something like "Ads by Google" which is exactly what I'm talking about here.

The really cool part about AdSense is that it delivers relevant text and image ads that are precisely targeted to your blog and your site content. You don't need to do anything special and since the ads are so targeted to your visitors, chances of them clicking your ads is much higher.

Ok, enough talk about how cool Google AdSense is. Let's get it setup on your blog so you can start making a few bucks! This YouTube video I found online gives you a simple walk-thru on how to setup AdSense on your Blogger blog.

You'll need to setup an AdSense account first so I recommend you do this before watching the video.

The nice thing about Blogger is how easy it is to create ads on your blog using widgets/gadgets. Here is the video I was telling you about on how you can do this yourself.

One more thing before you go. Never ever ever click on your own blog ads because Google is smart enough to know that it's you.

If you do this and get caught, you'll have your AdSense account suspended which means no more ad revenue for you. Not worth it.

Other than that, good luck as you are on your way to making some money with you blog!

To Your Blogging Success,

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Improve Your Google Rankings in One Easy Step

seo your websiteHaving a top rank in Google is the holy grail for anyone who has a website. Organic Google traffic is free advertising and how most bloggers (especially those just starting out) achieve visitors and traffic to their site. It all comes down to a simple numbers game. Essentially, more traffic = more money-making opportunities from your blog. The question is, how do you get ranked higher for my blog posts using Blogger?
Before I tell you how, let me give you a quick lesson is search engine optimization (aka SEO). There are two main components: “off-page” and “on-page” optimization. “Off-page” SEO refers to tactics such as link building. The more websites that point their links to your blog/website, the better. It’s a democratic way of showing Google that your site must be important if lots of people are pointing to it. Even more important with “off-page” inbound links is the actual link text (anchor text) that is used to point to your site.
Here’s my proof. If you search Google for the term “click here” you’ll see that Adobe Reader and Apple’s Quicktime software are in the top 3 results. Why? Because so many other sites are linking to these two sites with “click here” as the anchor text to download their software. That’s the power of “off-page” SEO which you as a blogger can’t do much about besides writing such great unique content that generates lots of links.
So with “on-page” SEO you have complete control over how well you’re optimized for Google. This includes keywords in your post titles, title tags, using header tags (h1, h2) and other tactics. Now the one we’re going to focus on in this article is the blog title tag.
Title tags are one of the most (if not the most) important “on-page” elements to ranking high in Google. Search engines such as Google weigh the importance of each word in the title from left to right. So ideally you want your blog post title all the way to the left and your actual blog name to the right. Below is a perfect example of how this should look. You can also check out our Premium Revolution Template which is currently using this technique as well.
blogger seo title
Blogger templates by default don’t come with search engine optimized (SEO) title tags meaning you aren’t maximizing your blog to rank better in Google. If you take a look at your existing Blogger title you’ll see that blogger displays the blog name first then followed by your post title. They have it backwards so let’s get your blog setup properly.
We’re going to have to make a quick edit to your Blogger template which might intimidate some of you but it’s very small and painless. All I ask you to do first is to backup your template just in case you make a boo boo. That makes it easy to revert back without much headache.

Step #1

In your Blogger dashboard, go to “Layout” => “Edit HTML”.

Step #2

In the template code, do a search for this: <title><data:blog.pageTitle/></title>. It’s usually in the first 5-10 lines of code in your template near the top.

Step #3

Replace that bit of code with the following code:

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;index&quot;'>
<title><data:blog.pageName/> | <data:blog.title/></title>

Step #4

Save your template and go back to your blog. Click into any individual post and look at the page title.
All your blogger posts are now much better optimized to rank higher in Google. I’m not going to promise you a night and day difference but you’ve taken a step in the right direction. Now just go post unique high quality content so people searching Google will find your blog first!

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Top 5 Design Tips for your Blogs

A blog should impress its visitors to gain loyalty and constant flow of traffic. The design of the blog is essential in terms of attracting readers and visitors toyour site.
Your blog design speaks about what your site is all about and how much effort you exert to build it.
Here are 5 viable tips on how to design your blog – dress up your blog to impress your readers!
Tip #1. Choose the appropriate theme for your blog. Never rely on preinstalled designs for your blog. Try to delve into the archives and search for a better looking theme. Perhaps you can try changing the header, it can make a difference. Surfers in the internet have very short attention span, so you must impress them with your theme.
2. Avoid using dark backgrounds on your blog. Try to use lighter background and black color for your text. In this way, you are not pushing much stress to your readers who are having a hard time dealing with white text and a dark background. Make sure your background suits the theme and tone ofyour blog.
3. Try to make your widgets and ads on a minimum number. If you try to browse the internet, there are a lot of blogs all loaded up with games, widgets and ads and other forms of junks which seemed to clutter the sidebars. With all the widgets in the site, you are compromising the loading time ofyour site.
4. Give ample attention to the content of your website. The site should focus on the content and what your readers may find after going throughyour blog . Stop distracting your visitors by too much widgets and flashy stuffs. Always make your posts accessible and available to all of those who would want to visityour site.
5. Keep in mind that your blog design should have the correct font size. Avoid using very minute font size. You will make your readers push their nose down to the screen if you have very tiny texts onyour blog post. This can be quite visually offending.