Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Blogging - Setting Up A PayPal Account

For those who are new in to the "make money from blogging" and freelancing fields, PayPal is something that you cannot do without.

PayPal is a safer, simpler way to send and receive money online.

You can pay for items you buy on eBay as well as on hundreds of other leading retail websites, or you can use PayPal to send money quickly and safely to anyone with an email address.

You can pay with money held in your PayPal account balance or use another payment method such as a credit card, debit card or your bank account.

Once you sign up for a PayPal account, you just need to select PayPal as your payment method when you shop online. Websites that accept PayPal will show the PayPal logo in their checkout. You will be asked to log in to your account with your email address and password to confirm the payment. PayPal never shares your financial information with sellers or retailers.

If you receive a payment through PayPal, you will receive an email notification and the money will be credited to your PayPal account. You can then use your PayPal balance to make payments, or you can withdraw the funds to your bank account.

It’s free to sign up for a PayPal account. Fees charged are based on who you are sending funds to:

Personal payments: Payments to friends or family are free when funded by bank account or PayPal balance. If the payment is funded by credit or debit card then fee is charged to the recipient, however the sender can choose to pay this instead. Please note you must select the ‘Personal’ payment tab within the ‘Send Money’ payment flow to qualify for this rate.

Purchase payments: For payments made as a purchase of goods or services, the recipient (seller) will be charged a fee. For more information visit and click on the ‘Fees’ link at the bottom of any page.

PayPal is available worldwide and in all major currencies.

This will explain the basic procedure involved in creating a PayPal account.

  1. Go to the PayPal Website
  2. Click on the 'Sign Up' button. The 'Sign Up' link is located at the bottom of the 'Account Login' box.
  3. Select a country and language.
  4. Select your desired account type. The different account types have different fees attached to them. Click on 'Get Started' underneath the type of account chosen.
  5. Enter your contact information (name, address, email, etc). Use your current email address so forgotten passwords can be retrieved.
  6. Choose your password. Password must be at least 9 characters long. Save this information in a secure location.
  7. Agree to the User Agreement and Privacy Policy. PayPal will automatically send you a confirmation email once you click 'I Agree, Create My Account'
  8. Open your email from PayPal and click on 'Activate,' this will activate your account and open your PayPal account in a new window.

That's about it. Let's get down and start to "make money from blogging"

Saturday, 27 December 2008

Time Needed For Blogging

Few minutes of blogging a day might be enough.

Or 26 hours in a day may not be quite enough.

It all depends upon how much you want to do, and how fast you want it done.

If all you wish to do is post a few messages every day on your blog, it won't take long at all. Just a few seconds to log on, write your message into an online form, and click a button to publish it to your blog!

You could even host it remotely on a free service - all it'll cost is the time you take to log in and post.

However, to be a true member of the blogosphere, you have to work a bit harder.

You'll need to spend time looking for, and visiting other blogs. You'll have to link to them - and get linked back in return.

You'll have to host your blog on its own domain, on your server. If your blog is commercial in purpose, you'll need to purchase commercial licenses from the software developer. Then you'll have to install it - or get it done.

It'll cost a bit, though not too much.

Look at it this way.

You could either publish in a flash for free and hope for a bit of good fortune to guide you to glory. Or you could do it step by step, investing in your blog, knowing you'll make money blogging in the future.

In short, try and enjoy blogging

Friday, 26 December 2008

Greetings For The Holiday Season

Surprising how much outsourcing has done to India.

Anyway, am attaching some links for you all to laugh during the holiday season……

Isn't outsourcing the best thing that could have happened to the good ole U S of A

Heard Obama was gonna outsource most of his cabinet to India !!

Anyway, that’s another issue !

Anyway, here is wishing you, yours, your family and friends…


Fun and blessings

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Blogging - Providing One Way Links

While blogging, do try and provide one way links back to your blog.

By doing so, you can greatly increase the visitors to your blog.

There are several ways to do this. You can rewrite your blog post and submit them to marketing sites. Two great sites for this include Article Marketer and EzineArticles.

Either one can provide thousand of links for your blog.

Blog carnivals are extended blog posts that round up different post on certain themes and are another way to promote your blog. Due to the large amount of readers that these blog carnivals receive you will notice an increase in the amount of traffic to your blog.

The last important factor in keeping your blog a success is to be patient.

You have to give all these techniques time to take shape and come into play. Your blog may grow slowly but the fact that it is growing is what’s important.

Professional bloggers such as Problogger’s Darren Rowse are steadily growing and you can be part of this blogging trend.

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Blogging News - Twitter Community Gets Funding

Blogging News

VentureBeat reports that two-month-old StockTwits has raised a round of funding. The company makes it easy to track discussion of individual stocks on Twitter.

Basically, StockTwits is a sort of social hub for people who want the most up-to-date information on the stock market. You sign up for the site, and any tweet (a Twitter message) that you send out will show up on the site's homepage, provided the tweet has a dollar sign next to a stock symbol. So if you were to tweet "I think you fools are undervaluing $AAPL," that message will show up on the homepage and all the other StockTwit users will see it. They can respond and start following you on Twitter - if you’re good, they might tell their Twitter followers to follow you as well. This way, the site serves a clearinghouse for sharing news articles, investment strategies and other helpful information.

StockTwits also provides information for individual stocks including the latest quote and the most recent tweets. For example, here is StockTwits' page for Google. PaidContent writes that the funding round was $800,000.

There has already been at least one successful business venture that relied on Twitter's API. That is Summize which was sold to Twitter and became Twitter search. Summize was able to sell itself to Twitter but future Twitter-based services will likely have to find success in other ways.

For more blogging news update, please visit the below link

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Friday, 19 December 2008

The Technorati Profile

I recently included a separate profile in technorati as one of my friends suggested that it is better to have a technorati profile rather than just claiming blogs.

Just write a small profile and include the link of that post.

This reminds me to also recommend to you the "technorati train". Its link is given below.

The technorati train was created to give bloggers higher technorati rankings. You participate by simply copying the list below mentioned and favourite as many blogs as you wish from them

So, go ahead and join the train..

Please also note that the "technorati profile" is as good as a website for a blogger. It gives all information on blogging and lets you to publish content and get famous amongst millions of other technocrati users.

So watch my "technorati profile" and help me be famous too in the Internet.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

How To Telecommute Successfully

Telecommuting is a beautiful thing, what with skipping traffic and wearing fuzzy slippers to work. However, working from home doesn’t come without its trials. If you’re not prepared for them, you may find yourself experiencing a serious drop in productivity and motivation. Not to worry though, here are some tips that will have you on the path to telecommuting success with just at little effort and preparation.

1) Stick to a ritual. Make sure your work and home life don’t become too blurred. Create a ritual to transition from one to the other in the morning so you’ll be prepared mentally to get to work.

2) Simplify your schedule. One of the pitfalls of working from home is the tendency to try too hard to prove you’re really working, which often results in doing too much. Simplify your tasks and only do what you really need to get done each day.

3) Set limits for work. Don’t let work start taking over the rest of your life. Set a starting and ending time for work each day so you won’t work longer hours than you would if you were at the office.

4) Make a plan. Don’t just jump into your work in the morning. Figure out what you need to get done and plan out exactly how you can accomplish it. The structure will help you to get more done.

5) Schedule everything. Schedule not only your work time but your down time as well. Plan out times for breaks, lunch, and household chores so they don’t interfere with getting things done.

6) Find quiet. Working at home can be full of distractions. Find a quiet place in your home that will allow you to get away from it all and concentrate.

7) Work smarter. Don’t work harder just because you’re at home, work smarter. Be organized and focused when it counts and you’ll get more done in less time.

8) Allow some distraction. It’s easy to overdo it and deny yourself any pleasures when working at home. You should be cautious of these distractions, but allow yourself the occasional distraction to break up your day. It’ll keep you happier and more productive.

9) Don’t forget about your health. Sometimes working at home can take a toll on your health simply because you’re no longer climbing those stairs to the office or walking to the train every day. Make sure to take time to exercise and take care of yourself.

10) Find a work space. While not everyone has the luxury of their own home office, set up a private and out of the way space to work. Make sure you have room to spread out, and surround yourself with things that make you feel good so you’ll get more done.

11) Keep connected with coworkers. Don’t miss out on colleague friendships just because you’re working from home. Keep in touch with your coworkers so you don’t feel isolated working from home.

12) Find your optimal work time. Everyone has a time of day when they work their best. Figure out when yours is and schedule your most challenging tasks around it.

13) Be responsive. Check your email and voice messages regularly so you can quickly respond to issues and inquiries sent your way.

14) Keep in touch with work. Let bosses and coworkers know where you stand on projects through emails and phone calls.

15) Promote yourself. It can be easy to be passed over for promotions and raises when you’re not in the office all the time. If you are doing good work from home, make sure the right people know about it.

16) Take advantage of associations. There are many associations designed for those that work at home. Try joining the American Telecommuting Association to meet fellow telecommuters and get advice and resources that can be helpful.

17) Get dressed. It can be quite tempting to work in your PJs or sweats, but you’ll be more productive if you feel professional. You don’t have to put on a suit and tie, unless you want to, but at least put on something you’d be willing to leave the house in.

18) Keep track of your time and work. Keep a spreadsheet or log of the time that you put into work each day. It will serve not only as a record for your employer of your work, but can give you a sense of accomplishment as well.

19) Practice self-discipline. Telecommuting can take a serious toll on self-discipline. Learn to keep a lid on those voices telling you to head for the couch and you’ll be much more successful at working at home.

20) Make downtime productive. Don’t waste time waiting around, make that time useful. Whether you’re waiting for a response to an email, or just for your lunch to heat up in the microwave, use those minutes to get small, easy tasks accomplished.

21) Use a timer. If you’re having difficulty staying focused, try using a timer. Work without stop for a set amount of time and then take a break. Breaking up your day into smaller chunks like this can help you get more done.

22) Limit incoming calls. You don’t need to take your phone off of the hook, but it can be to your advantage to screen your calls to avoid becoming distracted.

23) Share your work. Don’t feel that just because you’re working at home that you have to do everything yourself. If you’ve got too much on your platter, don’t be afraid to ask for help from other telecommuters or coworkers back at the office.

24) Don’t isolate yourself. While the isolation of working at home can help you be more productive, you shouldn’t let yourself become a total hermit. Keep in touch with coworkers, meet at friend for lunch, or just get out of the house and socialize every once in awhile.

25) Prevent emails from dominating your time. Email is a fast and convenient way to keep in touch, but it can also be disastrous for productivity. Set times to check or respond to your email so you won’t constantly be interrupted by it.

26) Practice good stress management. Sometimes working at home can be just as stressful as working in the office. Make sure you don’t let the stress get to you. If you feel overwhelmed, take a break to do something you enjoy, and come back when you’ve calmed down or relaxed.

27) Put on headphones. Sometimes you just need to shut out the world, and headphones can help you eliminate all other noises and concentrate on your work. Try listening to songs that relax you or give you motivation.

28) Establish checkpoints. You can often feel more productive by establishing checkpoints to help you monitor your progress. As you complete each checkpoint, even the biggest and most overwhelming tasks will feel more manageable and you’ll gain a sense of accomplishment.

29) Set time limits for tasks. To keep any one task from dominating your day, set time limits for completing tasks. If you don’t get things done, set them aside and come back to them later after you’ve made time for the other things you need to accomplish.

30) Disconnect from the Internet occasionally. Sometimes it can be helpful to get things done if you just disconnect from the Internet for a few hours. While it is a valuable tool, it’s also full of distractions, and you might be better able to concentrate when you’re not tempted to check your email or the news.

31) Attend meetings whenever possible. If there is a meeting in the office, try to attend whenever you can. It will make your presence in the business known, and also let you represent your own work instead of letting someone else do the talking for you.

32) Pace yourself. You don’t need to work at warp speed all day just to prove you’re working. In fact, it’s a surefire way to burn out fast. Instead, work at a steady pace, allowing for breaks and opportunities to get out of your office chair.

33) Find helpful resources. You can find resources for telecommuters provided by many nonprofit organizations that are designed to support telecommuting. Check out the TelCoa website for valuable tips and information.

34) Schedule face-to-face meetings. While you could very well telecommute to meetings with clients, it’s preferable to meet with people face-to-face. You’ll get to know each other better and be more comfortable working with one another.

35) Close your door. If you work in a room with a door, sometimes it helps to just close it and shut out any potential distractions.

36) Let people know your hours. Make sure that both coworkers and family members know and respect your working hours, so they’ll know when they can get in touch with you and when you’ll be off limits.

37) Don’t let friends or family intrude on your work time. It can be tempting for relatives, friends and neighbors to take advantage of the fact that you’re home during the day. While these intrusions sometimes are unavoidable, make sure that those close to you know that even though you’re home, you’re still doing legitimate work and shouldn’t be disturbed.

38) Remember the benefits. Sometimes working at home can get stressful, but don’t let the occasional stress obscure the benefits. Working from home can save you money, miles on your car, and the stress of commuting, not to mention the fact that it probably allows you a flexible schedule to be at important events for your friends and family.

39) Keep work tasks and home tasks separate. While your dirty laundry or dishes may be calling your name, keep your work for work and work for home separate whenever possible by creating specific times to get each done.

40) Don’t work from your bed or the couch. It’s easy to get lazy when you’re lying down, so only work from your desk or other more formal workspace to maximize your productivity. If you need to, you can take a nap or relax over your lunch break.

41) Use the best technology for the task. Don’t waste time using technology that isn’t right for the job. Save lengthy and complex conversations for the phone rather than email.

42) Expect a period of adjustment. Don’t expect to be the perfect telecommuter right away. Allow yourself a period of adjustment while you figure out your schedule and learn from your mistakes.

43) Be accessible. Quell office fears about telecommuting by being readily available to bosses and coworkers. If necessary, arrange an office instant messaging system so you’ll always be just a click away.

44) Network. Don’t let your business connections suffer because you’re not in the office. Talk to clients, business associates, and other telecommuters whenever you get a chance.

45) Make sure people know how to get in touch with you. Make sure all your coworkers have your phone number and email handy if they need you for anything. You should also keep a list of contact information for yourself as well, just in case you have a problem.

46) Don’t overindulge in the comforts of home. It can be hard to resist the temptations of your television or refrigerator when you’re at home and they’re within easy reach. Allow yourself a few indulgences, but keep them to a minimum, or you could end up with little work and a big waistline.

47) Allow yourself breaks. You wouldn’t think twice about taking a quick coffee break at work, so allow yourself similar breaks at home so you don’t get burnt out.

48) Plan work in and out of the office. If you have work that can only be done at the office, don’t waste time worrying about it at home. Get done what you can at home, and take care of office work at the office.

49) Make sure you have the right equipment. Make sure your home office is equipped with all the gear you need to do your job properly. Technology is important, but be sure you’ve got a comfortable desk chair and a setup that won’t give you any aches and pains.

50) Download productivity software. Sometimes it helps to have a little software to keep you on track. There are many free programs out there that can help you get organized and keep track of all your to-dos.

Welcome to the world of telecommuting

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Writing An eBook

Coming up with ideas isn't hard.

For example, I know and I use this example a lot, BUT, if you are going to be promoting a sports betting affiliate program, why not create a eBook on becoming a successful punter. Then throughout the eBook, you can recommend your favorite sports betting affiliate program.

Writing a whole book in one sitting is hard, and trying to write a book without outlining the chapters is nearly impossible. My first eBook took me over 6 months, but now most of my eBooks take me less than a week to finish and that is with a sales letter and website up.

All you have to do is think up 12 to 15 article topics in sequence and write about them. Each page should be around 700 to 1000 words, full of useful information, not information people could get for free

Like I said just before, you need original content.

There are too many eBooks out there now where people are just regurgitating information others can get for free and this lowers the value of your eBook, which means less people will pass it around and even less will read it.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Article Writing - Where To Find Good Info

If I wanted to do an article on “unschooling”, I’d search Google for “unschooling forums” or “unschooling discussion boards”.

All I then do is look for what folks are talking about, read their responses and use them to help write my own article.

If you find a great info-product on Clickbank for gardeners, do a search for garden forums. See what kinds of questions folks are asking and write an article to answer.

You can also find Frequently Asked Questions at and

Remember, in article-writing, keep your article short and to the point.

Use helpful tips throughout.

I remember one article I read about searching for a fitness club. One of the tips went like this. “In order to find the best fitness club for you, you must go out and look for one.”

Well, duh! For crying out loud, that’s the "best advise" I had received so far (sic). Of course you have to look for one. That’s a piece of totally useless information.

Steer clear of stating the very obvious.

Give unique, helpful suggestions in your article. That’s what your readers want.

Monday, 1 December 2008

Easiest Way To Write A Great Article

Now, with as many tip websites as there are and as many online forums, there’s no need to come up with all the content off the top of your head while article-writing.

You can certainly learn from their content and write your own article.

Find three or four articles on your topic, read them carefully, and write your own article in your own words based on what you’ve just learned.