Monday, February 9, 2009

A Real Paid-Survey Webiste offer Real Money

If you surf the net looking for ways to make money you have surely come across ads that say "get paid to take surveys."  Most of these ads are put up by people who want to sell you a list of websites that will pay you to take surverys.  The problem is that most of the sites are bogus.  You should never have to pay to sign up.  If you're looking for a legitimate place to make some extra money, I've got the site for you.  

Cash Crate is a very straight forward website that really allows you to make money by taking surverys.  They even give you a dollar just for filling out your profile. It took me less that five minutes to set up my free account and fill out my profile to earn my first dollar.  Then they list all of the survey offers and how much you will make on each.  It isn't a ton of money, most are between $0.25 and $1.00, but it adds up.  The other great thing about Cash Crate is that they tell you which offer will need a credit cards or which offers will require you to pay for something.

You can start making money right now!  The great things about Cash Crate is that you control how much money you make.  The more time you spend taking surveys the more money you will earn.  Best of all Cash Crate is completely free to sign up, no catch, no fine print, just an honest, straight forward company.  

You've got nothing to lose!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Monetizing Your Blog: Part I

This is the first in a series of posts on different ways to monetize your blog or website.  Check back for more articles on making money with your blog or website.

Blogging has exploded in recent years.  As websites make publishing content more and more simple, everyday web-surfers with limited knowledge of building a website (like myself) are able to blog.  Blogging is a good way to get your opinion out there, but if you have good readership the potential for generating from revenue is there.  

One of the giants in the world of monetization is Google's Adsense, however I'd like to introduce a few other companies that you should consider.

Get Chitika | Premium
One of the top alternatives to adsense is Chitika.  Chikita once offered multiple ad formats, but they have recently combined their formats into what they call Chitika Premium.  It still offers you the option of customizing you ad box to match the color scheme on your blog or website and they also have various sizes from which to choose.  This is a great place to start earning money with your blog.

AdBrite is another ad compnay that follows the same ad format that Google setup with Adsense.  They are fairly simliar to Chitika.  I use them more for advertising than for monetizing, but I've used them on a few of my blogs and generated some money.  AdBrite is another good place to start.  

Just remember not to over monetize your blog because a lot of ad clutter could turn some viewers off, however, under monetizing your blog could result in under performance when it comes to bringing in revenue.  

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Gazelle Buys Your Electronics

Need some extra cash? Have unused electronics around the house? Gazelle fuses those two problems together and gives you cash for you electronics. Visit them on the web at

GO GREEN! RECYCLE YOUR ELECTRONICS (Or at least trade them in for some dough.)


What Is Gazelle?

We provide an easy, fast, and safe way for you to sell electronics and recycle electronics. When you sell cell phones, mp3 players, laptops, or other gadgets to us, you'll earn cash and help save the environment by keeping old, used gadgets out of landfills. You get green while being green! The bottom line is you want to sell electronics and we want to buy electronics. A perfect match!

What Happens When I Sell My Electronics?

As soon as we receive your used electronics and gadgets (such as used cell phones, used laptops etc.), we inspect them to be sure their condition matches your evaluation. We'll notify you via email once your item has been received and inspected, and again when your payment has been sent. The whole process takes about a week once we receive a box from you.

What Does Gazelle Do With My Used Electronics?

Gazelle believes that electronics recycling starts with reuse. After we buy electronics and gadgets, we evaluate their condition. When we receive items that are still in working condition, we extend their lives by removing all personal data from them, and selling the electronics through a variety of retail and wholesale outlets. Items without market value are recycled responsibly.

Visit them on the web at

More Information on Stock Photography

Anyone interested in Micro Stock Photography, check out Stock Photographer Resources.

They have information various websites and companies as well as information on contributing and purchasing images.