Friday, 27 February 2015

Web Directory Lists

Mentioned below is a list of web directories that should be useful for any newbie freelance writer. Prior to any freelance gigs, submitting to these directories will get you going.

I have taken an old blog post and posted it thinking that it could prove useful. However, I noticed that some of them are either out-dated, sold or closed down, but the remaining few could be useful. So check it out, if you have the time and inclination.

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Monday, 23 February 2015

Top Ten Adsense Earners In India

Just another additional post to my post a few days, confirming that you can make money blogging.

Funnily most of these blogs are tech, and their main income is through google adsense.

These bloggers are not any superheroes, but normal human beings who make money blogging.

Well... hope you also get inspired and make money blogging.


Saturday, 21 February 2015

Any Intentions To Make Money Blogging

Do you have any intentions to make money blogging?

If you do have, well then, don’t be shy about it.

More and more bloggers are finding that blogging is a profitable medium and that they are making enough money to stop them having to get a part time job to get through college.

In short, it has reached a point that there are a lot of people out there who are able to make a full time living from their blogging and there are even more who make money blogging.

However, not everyone who tries to make money blogging becomes rich. In fact those who do well from blogging are in the minority. It is possible to make money blogging – but it takes time and a lot of hard work and unfortunately it doesn’t happen to everyone.

The thing is that any fool can make money blogging.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Be Consistent And Never Give Up On Blogging

If there's one piece of advice I wish I could share with every blogger, it's this...

The above image comes from Everywhereist's analytics.

People generally give up say after 12 tio 18 months into their daily blogging. In addition, they put in 3 to 5 hours, if not more, each day writing content, taking photos, visiting sites, coming up with topics, trying to guest blog and never doing any SEO.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Copy Paste In Blogging

If you have spent any time on the internet, you have heard the word "blog". But just what is this concept of blogging and how it can make you rich?

Have you ever wondered how blogs actually got started? You will need to understand how to research your blog how to do everything from figuring out where you fit in to finding the best keywords through both paid and free tools.

I took up blogging sometime back, and it didn’t go well. So I quit and became a freelance writer and media consultant. It gave me enough to make my ends meet, but my first love was always blogging...

So here I am back at it again...

Looking back, I must confess that I started out quite well, with such good intentions - posting every day, spending time thinking of unique and fresh topics to blog about that would be interesting to my readers. But I soon got weighed down with the amount of work it took, and the time I spent making posts.

I made the carnal mistake of starting close to 20 odd blogs instead of one or two good ones with a niche or with multiple categories.

Obviously, the inevitable happened - my blogging slowed, and my blog faded. Visitors dropped to 10 or 20 a day. Something had to be done!

A month ago, I decided I wanted to kickstart my blogging career again. Only this time, I wouldn’t think of it as a career. I now blog about subjects that I’m deeply interested in, and it feels much more like a hobby.

In short, I am beginning to like it... I redesigned nearly half my blogs and connected them to my social media accounts. I have not started monetizing them and am waiting to touch at least 1,000 visits a day to atleast 3 blogs.

Of course, making money is what it’s all about so you will learn how to use your blog and to make money you need to advertise, finding the best place to put your ads and the best ways to target and bring the traffic straight to your blog.

So, if you are ready to learn how to set up your blog and make some money, then just continue researching and reading so as to learn the easy way to accomplish this.

A key to blogging successfully is the passion of the author. Copying and pasting articles from directories will bring search engine traffic, but it will not build a readership. As in list marketing, the money comes because of your relationship with your readers and the same is true for blogs. If you’re scraping or automating the process and basically just copying content - you may as well set up an article site, because you won’t have a blog.

But I am not here to preach about the ethics of blogging and how to go about producing a decent blog that people will return to and that you can use for selling. The main issue here is to make the process of blogging easier for you, and how to make money online quicker.

Although I do partially support the automating of this process, ie., scraping, copy ‘n’ pasting. it must be mentioned that the main idea of copy and pasting is that it saves time. And make sure that the articles are in line with your intentions and that it is not copyright struff.

If you intend to copy, PLEASE GIVE CREDIT/ COURTESY  to the author and link source.

However it must be mentioned that if you’re going to simply replicating content, your readers will eventually find the original source and it is certain that your readers will become their regulars..

Basically, blogging is about the voice of the author, and how that draws readers into their world...

So first, sort out the hardest problem and that is finding topics and blogging about them... Of course make time fo it as well.

If you want to monetize the blog - go ahead. But make sure you have rock solid, real, unique, hand generated content to keep people coming back...

Wish you the best... happy blogging !

Friday, 13 February 2015

Top Earning Blogs That Make Money Online Blogging

Superstar Bloggers Making Fortunes Online

You may be a bit surprised to note that the top bloggers makeover $100,000 per month.

These people inspire each and every blogger and I reckon you got to plan on how to emulate them, prior to commencing your blogging career.

I hope this inspires each and everyone of you and prompts you to commence blogging...

Arianna Huffington
Pay Per Click
Pete Cashmore
Advertising Banners
Mario Lavandeira
Advertising Banners
Michael Arrington
Advertising Banners
Vitaly Friedman
Advertising Banners
Timothy Sykes
Affiliate Sales
Jake Dobkin
Pay Per Click
Collis Taeed
Membership Area
Alborz Fallah
Advertising Banners
Matt Marshall
Pay Per Click
Ewdison Then
Pay Per Click
Nick Denton
Advertising Banners
Pat Flynn
Affiliate Commissions
Heather B. Armstrong
Pay Per Click
Steve Pavlina
Pay Per Click
Joshua Micah Marshall
Advertising Banners
Darren Rowse
Advertising Banners
Nick Denton
Advertising Banners
Jeremy Schoemaker
Private Advertising
Allan Carlton
Advertising Banners
Dainis Gr?veris
Product Sales
CPM Advertising
David Risley
Affiliate Sales
Collis Ta'eed
Membership Area
Fabio Sasso
Advertising Banners
Saad Hamid
Pay Per Click
Michael Malice
Advertising Banners
Jacob Gube
Advertising Banners
Advertising Banners
Joshua Dunlop
Affiliate Sales

Some of the website’s featured in this top list are only estimates and are not all 100 percent correct is just an indication of how well they are doing regarding making money from their blogs. If you know of any blogger’s that should be featured in this list, please feel free to comment below!

Hope this serves as a good inspiration and advice for a new blogger.

Happy blogging!

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Links Providing Advice On Freelance Writing

Freelancing is often a difficult profession, it can be lonely and nerve wracking at the same time

I have taken an old blog post and posted it thinking that it could prove useful. However, I noticed that some of the blogs are out-dated, but the info provided is worth a read. So check it out, if you have time and inclination.

These blogs are in no particular order but I reckon it can help you find advice and guidance for your freelancing career.  It can also help you bond with other freelancers out there who’ve blazed the trail ahead of you.

Shall update you with a fresh bunch of links, once I get the time..

Whether you’re just a small time blogger or a novelist hoping to write a new classic, these blogs can give you some helpful advice and information on how to improve your writing and manage your freelance career.

Fab Freelance Writing: Writer Angela Booth gives advice on improving your writing skills in her blog, as well as her informative series of free ebooks on a wide variety of specialty topics.

InkThinker: InkThinker is written by Virginia writer-editor Kristen King and brings her experience at finding her place as a freelancer to her blog.

John Hewitt: Find all kind of information on writing at the Writer’s Resource Center. Learn how to please editors, market your freelance work and find cheap publishing. There are also job boards for writers and freelancers.

Ethos Content: Learn about the business of freelance writing with this blog dedicated to freelance writing and editing.

The Independent Journalist: The freelance journalist will benefit from this respectable blog associated with the Society of Professional Journalists. The site has a freelancer directory, postings for jobs, and advice for freelancers all over the world.

Bad Language: Marketing writer Matthew Stibbe gives advice on blogging, freelancing, PR and even how to ace an interview.

Freelance Writing Business Blog: Freelance copywriter Janice King shares her thoughts on business and marketing as well as information on books and materials to help the freelance writer.

Write This Moment: Write this Moment is dedicated to providing information on jobs and resources for writers. Get your questions about writing and freelancing answered by the writers of this blog.

Freelance Writing Tips: Freelance writers Craig and Linda blog about journalism, making great pitches and more at this freelance writing blog.

Writers Weekly: Writers Weekly is the highest circulating free e-zine for freelance writers and contains articles on publishing, setting rates, and even fan mail.


Learn to sell your freelance services and hone your copywriting skills with a little guidance from these blogs.

Copywriting That Sells High Tech Blog - News, insights, and resources for technology writers and marketers

CopyBlogger: One of the best copywriting sites on the Web, Copyblogger gives great advice on how to create good marketing content, ultimately helping you sell more stuff.

Copywriter Underground: Professional copywriter Tom Chandler gives advice and consultation on marketing and how to sell anything.

MarCom Writer Blog: Learn all about marketing communications from professional Dianna Huff on this great marketing blog.

Michel Fortin: Michel Fortin is a copywriter and consultant and his blog is full of advice on how to become a better marketer and write more persuasively.

Writing White Papers: There are tons of copywriters out there, so how can you learn to stand out in the crowd? Start by reading this blog.

Ask a Copywriter: Have a question about copywriting you’ve been dying to ask but didn’t know who to consult? Send you question to this blog and finally get the answers you’re looking for.

Micro Persuasion: Marketing is a rapidly changing field due to constantly evolving technologies. Keep abreast of the technical side with this blog by Steve Rubel.


Even the best freelance designers can use a little inspiration now and then. Check out these graphic design and illustration blogs to give you a little spark.

Top Tut: Not sure how to create the look your client wants? Check out this blog. It’s chock full of tutorials for designers and webmasters.

All Graphic Design: A Graphic Design education directory with resources & articles for Graphic Designers & Web Designers as well as tips for freelance graphic design business owners, and much more.

David Airey: Designer David Airey gives advice on this blog about logo design, blogging, dealing with clients and even business cards.

Graphic Design Blog: Here you’ll find loads of articles on design, illustration, and advertising specially geared towards freelancers.

Designers Who Blog: As the name suggests, this blog, or rather a collection of blogs, is entirely written by designers. You’ll find some quirky content but also some informative stuff as well. If you’re feeling up for it, add your own blog to the mix.

Design View: This blog is a collection of articles written by Andy Rutledge. He answers questions about design, and writes about professionalism, deadlines and other issues relevant to freelance design.


What better place to look for programming and Web advice than on the Web? Read up on how to make your freelance business a success.

Entrepreneurial Geekiness: Being a geek is big business nowadays, and this blog is all about becoming an entrepreneur in the tech market.

Programmer Helper: Need a little help with a big project? Check out this blog for programming tips and advice.

Carlos on Web: Carlos Velasco is a freelance programmer in the Philippines. Read his articles on reasons why you should become a freelance programmer as well as things you should consider before making the leap.

A List Apart: A List Apart is a great resource for web designers. There are articles on layout, design, process and even on how to get along with other designers.

Smashing Magazine: Smashing Magazine, and its blog, are all about providing innovative and useful information to web designers that makes their jobs easier.

Design Float: Design float isn’t really a blog in and of itself. It’s an aggregator that brings together the best web design posts.

Future of the Web: Having issues with accessibility and making sites user friendly? Take a look at this blog for some tips as well as loads of information on programming issues.

Gautam Ghosh: Gautam Ghosh is an India-based blogging consultant. His blog contains information on HR issues, leadership, training, organization development and social media. Check it out if you want to improve your own blog or help others to improve theirs.

Consultant Journal: Thinking about a freelance career as a consultant? The Consultant Journal can help you learn the basics to get started and keep going.

Steve Shu Consulting - Steve Shu, management consultant, talks about his experience consulting as well as management in general and other related issues. Consulting Blog: gives you information on how to score consulting jobs and find your niche in the consulting market.


Balancing work and family life can be hard working outside of the home and it can be even harder when the line is blurred by working at home. These blogs give some guidance on keeping both parts of your life in sync.

At Home Mom Blog: Freelance writer and blogger Genesis gives advice on how to make your work at home business a success, get organized, and stay productive all while looking after demanding little ones.


Some of the best freelance blogs provide information for all fields, not just one. Find job offers, helpful advice, and business help on these blogs.

Freelance Folder: Freelance Folder is chock full of information for freelancers in every field as well as small business owners. You’ll find tons of useful links, articles and advice on being successful at whatever you’re working towards.

Freelancer’s Union: Many freelancers aren’t even aware that there is such a thing as a freelancer’s union, but there is, and it exists to help you. Check out their blog to band with your fellow freelancers and maybe even find some work.

The Anti 9-to-5 Guide: This blog is primarily directed at women, but men will find some helpful advice here as well. As the title suggests, the blog is dedicated to helping readers make the transition between the cubicle and the freelance lifestyle. If you like what’s the blog, check out the book of the same title as well.

Ninja Freelance: This multi-author blog contains numerous articles on helping you become a “ninja” at freelancing. Learn how to get rid of bad clients and what mistakes to avoid.

Freelance Tipster: Get little tips on how to boost your freelance career on this blog.

Happy Blogging

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Saturday, 7 February 2015

Get Paid To Take Pictures

Never heard of this one before, but I am given to understand that the below picture made over 30 K, I mean $30,000, and this ain't no special picture or photograph.

Yup... it's just a picture of the sky

Get Paid Taking Pictures

This affiliate marketing program claims that they can show you how to make money by uploading pictures from your smartphone, and tells marketeers to not waste an opportunity by just uploading them onto Facebook.

If you could upload a picture like that, which I think anyone could, then check out this affiliate marketing program.

CLICK HERE for more details..

Happy clicking......

Friday, 6 February 2015

Banned By Adsense

There are a lot of people who have been "banned by adsense" and don't know what to do as their entire income revolves around adsense. Google Adsense dominates the Internet Marketing Advertising industry by by displaying contextual ads to targeted audience on websites large and small.

Try not to make AdSense your only choice. 

It can really pull the rug of from your chair. So its always better have some backups.

Life can be rude sometimes....

You Google Adsense account could have been banned because you didn’t catch a rule from the TOS, or maybe it was a mistake, however, you can’t always rely only on 1 solution. The secret word here is to “diversify”. Try to have as many income streams as you can by adding and testing different ad services, and you’ll find your way to the top. Those Google Adsense alternatives will help you develop as an Internet Marketeer even more.

If you've been an AdSense publisher for a while, you must have surely encountered people who complain about being kicked out of the AdSense program for no good reason. While I'm sure there are cases where the publisher was unfairly terminated, I also believe most account terminations are in fact done for valid reasons.

Google Adsense is a great product that has provided many webmasters with a decent income. In fact some have even become millionaires on Adsense income alone. One of the darkest nightmare for webmasters who use Google Adsense to generate 100% of their website income, is to receive a notice that their "Google Adsense has been banned" or disabled

Generally, the notice starts out like this...

"It has come to our attention that invalid clicks have been generated on the ads on your web pages. We have therefore disabled your Google Adsense account. Please understand that this step was taken in an effort to protect the interest of the AdWords advertisers."

If you account in Adsense has been banned, have you succeeded of getting it back? Or have you ever heard of anyone who gets his or her account back after being banned. And would their money is still there if they've gotten their account back?

It is understandable that Google are very strict when it comes to fraud. People who click on their own online ads aren't stealing from Google, they're stealing from the advertiser who has placed the AdWords Ads with Google. Not only does the account become disabled, but also existing click-through earnings are refunded back to the advertisers.

Most advertisers target sites which are new and which have great growth potential to place their ads. Generally, most of the newbies are not aware of this and the advertisers make a killing through Adwords. But once they realise they plans are not going according to schedule, they report (or fix) the site and generally it gets banned. This is one grey area, that Google is not able to fathom, as they value their advertisers over their poor adsense cousins.

Not only does the account become disabled, but also existing click-through earnings are refunded back to the advertisers.

Now what ? Forget about it. It is highly unlikely that Google will unlock your Adsense account again, unless you have a fantastic reason (this is a rarity). Don't waste your time. Remember it is the Internet age and everything is automated and Google's answers to any sincere and arguing emails would be useless. Mainly because, they are completely robotized.

So it's your job as an AdSense publisher to report any suspicious matter to them. In other words, it means, 

  • If you notice suspicious clicks, report it.
  • If you accidentally click your own ads (it happens), report it.
  • If your site is suddenly featured on Slashdot, Digg, or some other high-traffic site, report it.
  • If you know something (press release, review, etc.) is going to send a lot of traffic your way, report it.
  • If you're in doubt about anything, report it.

  • Also, Google takes the guilty-until-proven-innocent approach in its dealings with publishers unless you show a pattern of co-operative behavior. Not waiting until Google notices something - hmm...those adsense earnings are way above normal, I think I'll just let it slide.... greatly increases your chances of getting your account suspended.

    Every once in a while I read this message in a forum forums..just got "banned by adsense" what ??

    It makes me wonder what the person did to get banned. It must have been probably one of the following items. Here are the top five ways (in no particular order) to get "banned from AdSense".

    1. Clicking Your Own Ads (Click Fraud)

    No matter how you slice it, though, there are definitely people out there who click their own ads, or encourage others to do so, for their own monetary gain. If accidental clicks do happen and you shouldn't panic if you accidentally click an ad on one of your own sites. Just drop a quick note to Google telling them about it and take steps to prevent it from happening again.

    2. Not Following the AdSense Terms and Conditions

    Many people never fully read the AdSense terms and conditions, often referred to as the TOS (terms of service). Though the TOS is vague about some things (like defining what a content page is), it is very explicit about various things you can't do.

    3. Not Following the AdSense Program Policies

    The AdSense program policies are technically part of the AdSense terms and conditions, even though they're listed on a separate page. This is where you'll find the information about how many link or ad units you can use on a page, what kind of sites are acceptable, etc.

    4. Opening Multiple AdSense Accounts

    This has become much harder to do since Google has added algorithms to detect multiple accounts belonging to the same person or entity. Each person or entity can only have one account. If you have a legitimate need for two or more accounts, you must create a separate legal entity (like a corporation) for each additional account, and that entity must separately apply and be approved for a new account.

    5. Ignoring Warnings and Questions From Google

    Although certain events cause Google to automatically terminate your account, many terminations are preceded by a warning note from the AdSense team. This is your chance to defend yourself and to change your site/behavior in response. If you're not responsive, they'll just go ahead and ban you. (If you're going away for an extended period of time, you should check your mail every day or two and keep an eye on your AdSense earnings as well. Be sure to report any suspicious activity as soon as you see it.)

    If suppose your "account is banned by Adsense", are there any other alternatives ?

    Yes there is...

    You should also make sure that you promote your blog in a way that it will rank high in the search engines. This is a vital step in making your blog popular. You should also try some of the ad networks that are listed below;

    Adbrite (SiteScout)

    Adbrite, if I remember clearly has been taken over by, so please check with them before signing up. I am not sure about the new format and hence the request.


    This advertising option is designed specifically for blogs and there are different advertising programs to choose from including text ads, inline ads, and graphic ads. Most of them operate on a cost per click basis. Some people prefer Chitika over Adsense. However, I am not sure whether serves to clients within a specific geographic area. This was sometime back and I am sure that they have changed that. So do run a check before signing up.


    You only display ads from the highest bidder with this advertising solution and you can block ads that you do not want to appear on your site. For more infor, please visit the below link..

    Monetize your Website or Blog with BidVertiser

    I have just covered only a few, but there are more.

    As a bottom line, just remember the search engine never really needs you, it is always the other way around.

    So, don't take your frustrations on the obvious. There can always be a small nasty player out there, who can keep clicking on your Adsense ads, which invariably leads to your account being banned by Adsense

    Cheers... now go out there and make money blogging !

    For more information on Google AdSense alternatives, please visit the TWO links below, to get a larger perspective.

    Thursday, 5 February 2015

    The IRS is Watching You

    Get Paid to Take Surveys

    Before I begin, let me reiterate that I HAVE NOT subscribed to this paid surveys program, although a lot of my online friends have given it great reviews. Even though I usually take that with a pinch of salt, not all of them could be bluffing, or could do they... Naah

    Anyways, I do get offers to take paid surveys just about every day. It is not that I do not want to do it, but I just don't have the time for it.

    However, for those work-at-home MOM's, I reckon this should be a blessings in disguise, as they got to put in only few hours of their time, just to get paid for their HONEST opinion.

    I believe that you can earn anywhere up to $5 - $75 per survey! (Please double check, though)

    The best part is that it is available to anybody, anywhere in the world!

    I am also given to understand that you could also get paid just to participate in their online focus groups and this can earn you up to $150 per hour!

    I am given to believe that they will put the cash into your Paypal account, or even send you a check in the mail. Not bad eh !

    CLICK HERE to check it out..

    If it proves worthwhile, please leave a comment below as it could help a lot of people. Although it is believed that there are currently thousands of people making money from this, a personal comment would make a lot of difference... Thanks in advance...

    Cheers... and you make some money online.

    Blogging Is Not So Easy

    Make Money From Blogging

    Make Money From Blogging ?

    I still come across a certain set of people who have strong personal feelings in regards to "make money from blogging".

    If you think marketing your blog is bad, immoral, uncool, greedy, horribly or everything after those principles, then do quit thinking of "how to make money frm blogging".

    Then, if you also have mixed feelings over the monetizing of your blog, then its better you sort out those feelings first. If you think monetizing of your blog is wonderful, that is fine. If you think, it is evil, it is also fine.

    But you have to form your understanding, before you consider seriously beginning to start down this way.

    Im other words, you have to be congruent or have a definite aim..

    Generating income from your blog is challenging enough — you don’t want to be dealing with self-sabotage at the same time. It should feel genuinely good to "earn income from blogging" — you should be driven by a healthy ambition to succeed.

    If your blog has and is a genuine value source, then in all aspects, you need to make money off it. If you do decide to "earn income from blogging", then don’t be shy about it.

    If you’re going to put up ads, then really put up ads. Don’t just stick a puny little ad square in a remote corner somewhere. If you’re going to request donations, then really request donations.

    Don’t put up a barely visible "Donate" link and pray for the best. If you’re going to sell products, then really sell them.

    Try and market the best quality products and try providing your visitors with genuine reasons about the product so they are inclined to buy same. If you’re going to do this, then fully commit to it. Don’t take a half-arsed approach.

    Either take a full arsed or no arsed viewpoint, but definitely not a half-arsed view !

    Now it is practically up to people on what they choose...

    Whatever be the situation, have fun blogging and hope you "make money blogging"

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    Wednesday, 4 February 2015

    One Does Not Have To Blog About Blogging To Create A Winning Blog

    There is a huge misconception that one has to blog about blogging to create a winning blog or a blog  that brings in money.. In other words, people believe that blogs cannot be successful unless they are about blogging, social media or the usual affiliate marketing blah !


    Just CLICK THIS LINK, and you will note the 50 most successful blogs that have bizarre categories.

    I have been trying to regularly blog, since I quit as a full-time blogger about 3 years back. I now have time on my hands and I am back!! Beware…

    My new year resolution and yet I could apply it only now... I have reasons as usual...

    Must take time off to reach out to lost contacts as well.. important in bringing in traffic.

    Besides, if one is NOT ACTIVE, that is a surefire formula for killing a daily blog.

    Touche… you just touched a nerve – Yeah, I had reasons for laying off sometime..

    Anyways, feels good to be back !!