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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Make Money on the Internet: Refresh your money-making posts...

One good way to keep making money on the internet is to tend to your most popular posts.

Whether it's a popular post that makes you Adsense money from the traffic, or affiliate money from the product pitched within, take advantage of all the eyeballs by giving them what they want.

Take time to go back to posts and update them with new data -- I did that a lot today on my TV site.

Or, if you're rushing to go pick up your kid from school -- hint, hint -- just take enough time to pretty up your money-making post and republish with a current date.

That way, readers don't feel like their reading old news...

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Google Unpenalized my PaulaMooney.BlogSpot.com Blog... and Google is still punishing John Chow - but he's gonna be in Entrepreneur magazine!

Just when I had all but given up on this Blogger blog for several reasons -- one of which is that is loads so slowly, hopefully my dropping it down to the normal Google crawl rate will fix that -- Google has encouraged me to not give up!

Yesterday I noticed my waning hits on this blog were growing again, and I figured out it was because Google unpenalized me!

See -- if you do a Google search for "Paula Mooney," this blog shows up as #1 again.

Was John Chow Unpenalized Too?
I see that John Chow is still penalized by Google, because a Google search on "John Chow" only turns up the "John COW" parody site, and not his own.

Not that this is hurting him, with all that moola he's making.

(And wow, catching up with his posts, I see the Chow-man is going to be featured in an upcoming issue of Entrepreneur magazine!)

Speaking of the evil genius, I was wondering who his private advertisers are -- and how he got $11,888.79 in private ad sales.

I wonder if those are more secure or less secure than Google Adsense?

Why Did Google Penalize Then Unpenalize Me?

I don't really know why Google penalized me in the first place, but I'm glad it was only temporary.

It actually helped me change my focus off this blog and onto my niche sites -- which God has used amazingly to open up the heavens unto me. (Just wait till you see the income numbers I post up this Saturday.)

Anyway, so I'm saying all this to say that if you're one of the ones that Google dropped the PageRank down to zero because of PayPerPost (for one or all of your websites,) or if they've penalized you -- don't despair, they could reverse their decision.

And though people may get frustrated with the Big G's rules and hand-slapping, I'm still lovin' Google Adsense right now -- heck, they just helped me pay my entire American Express bill this month.

Buy the 90 DVD United Artists' set collection seen on Oprah.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Beyonce's Master Cleanser Diet Fast...Is it Safe?

I would be remiss not to first mention a great new book I just finished reading called The Overfed Head: What If Everything You Know About Weight Loss Is Wrong?.

I believe The Overfed Head: What If Everything You Know About Weight Loss Is Wrong? is a better philosophy than The Master Cleanser.

While I have fasted here and there to try and get closer to God, if you're fasting for weight loss reasons, I'd recommend first buying and trying The Overfed Head theory.

The guy lost 160 lbs. and has kept it off since 1998.

Plus, he writes about how dramatic weight loss from some diets is harmful because you regain it all back and then some.

Please read The Overfed Head first if you're considering other things.

It makes sense.

by Paula Neal Mooney

Beautiful Beyonce appeared on a recent Oprah show telling the world how Beyonce lost 20 pounds with a "Master Cleanser" diet fast.

Beyonce went on this 14-day fast -- a liquid diet, I guess, that includes vegetables -- in order to slim down for Dreamgirls.

I remember Beyonce talking about this fast before, but I didn't know the "Master Cleanser" name till now. Of course, immediately I thought about doing it myself, especially if I want to drop weight fast if I get that Wife Swap gig.

But, is it safe?

Would I drop weight and then gain more back later?

I've done a 3-day tea with honey fast before, for spiritual reasons. Maybe it's time for another. Especially after that yummy feast I had yesterday! Master Cleanser users, let me know...

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

How Much Money Did Paula Make This Month?

Thanks for all your great guesses.

I'm going to get back on a normal monthly schedule of reporting my income, so check for my month-end report at the end of November -- soon after most of us return from traveling and eating turkey.

In the meantime here are some tips to hopefully help increase your income like mine is:

1 - Start a niche site pitching hot Amazon products.
Much of my income increase will be due to Amazon affiliate sales from niche sites. I've left a BIG hint in this post as to which one is earning the most.

2 - Don't limit yourself with just Amazon.com
One big thing God spoke to me like in Israel Houghton's "No Limits" song is to remove the boundaries I placed on myself.

Join Amazon German (Amazon.de) and Amazon France (Amazon.fr) and Amazon Canda (Amazon.ca) and Amazon UK (Amazon.co.uk) and all the others you can get the Babel translation tool to work for and pitch those products too!

I'm so happy that I've already made sales in Germany and France and I don't even speak those languages yet.

3 - Check out Amazon's new widgets
Amazon has this new deal of the day widget that's hopefully showing up right here:

They've also got a Amazon Black Friday's deal page as described below with these other products that can be a hot pitch:

Amazon.com Black Friday Deals

Next week is Thanksgiving, and Friday November 23rd is the biggest shopping day of the year - Black Friday. This represents a tremendous opportunity for you to earn referral fees by sending your site visitors to the deals and events available on Amazon.com. Your visitors are sure to find some great deals, and we have just released a brand new interactive Deals widget that will help you showcase the latest deals on your site in real time.
Black Friday Deals

On Black Friday Amazon.com won’t have a cold, dark parking lot to line up in, but we will have a bunch of great deals to help you and your site visitors get holiday shopping done for less. This year we’ve created a Black Friday page for holiday shoppers at www.amazon.com/blackfriday. Amazon.com will be offering hourly deals from 6am to 6pm PST along with thousands of products on sale for a limited time. Also, customers will get gift wrapping for $.99 per item. So, let your site visitors know that this year they shouldn’t fight the crowds when they can shop online at Amazon.com from the comfort of their own homes.

To link directly to the Black Friday Deals page and earn referral fees on the subsequent qualifying purchases use the following link format, substituting your Associates ID:

New Associates Deals Widget

We have launched a new interactive Amazon Deals Widget. Show your visitors exactly what the best deals on Amazon are at any and every time they visit your site. This widget lets you showcase Amazon.com's Gold Box Deals including Deal of the Day, Lightning Deals, and Our Best Deals in real-time on your site. We are offering Sidebar and Banner formats in a range of sizes to give you flexibility in placing this widget on your site.

On Black Friday the Amazon Deals Widget will pull in the hourly Lightning deals. But be sure to add this to your site as soon as possible to capitalize on the wave of shopping excitement that begins next week and runs through the rest of the holiday season.
Customers Vote - 6 rounds. 18 ridiculous deals.

Amazon Customers Vote is back for 2007. Each round of Customers Vote lets you and your site visitors vote for the deal you’d most like to have. Voting begins on Thursday, November 15th and continues through Monday, November 26th. There will be six rounds of voting this year with three products in each round. Beginning Thursday, November 22nd, each day the new winning product will be announced, and randomly selected customers will have the opportunity to purchase the item for which they voted at a great discount. Products this year will include:

* 1,000 Nintendo Wii Game Systems (see prices on Customers Vote page)
* 500 Panasonic 7.5MP Digital SLR Cameras, $499 (*normally $1,149.95)
* 1,000 Razor E100 Electric Scooters for $29 (*normally $89.99)
* 500 TiVo HD Digital Video Recorders, $89 (*normally $253.48)
* 500 Magellan Maestro 3140 Portable Auto GPS Systems, $99 (*normally $247.00)
* 200 Samsung 46” 1080p LCD HDTVs, $719 (*normally $1,899.98)

* “Normal” prices quoted above are accurate on release date but are otherwise subject to change at any time.

The other 12 products can be viewed on the Customers Vote page. To link directly to Amazon Customers Vote and earn referral fees on any subsequent qualifying purchases, use the following link, substituting your Associates ID:


We look forward to working with you to make this holiday shopping season a success. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

The Amazon Associates Program

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Why Are Other Bloggers Making So Much More Money Than I Am?

I know it's a question you may have thought of, because it's one I've asked myself.

After all, seeing...

...John Chow post up $23,448.59 last month...

...and Shoe Money post $30,000 per month...

...and the Connected Internet guy post $15,179 per month...

...and Randy post $7,378 last month...

(thanks, Shane)

...and Lilian post $5,628.01 last month...

...I can't help but ask God -- Why am I working so hard and not seeing the same results?

Then He led me to the passage where Peter was fishing all night and caught nothing, but then Jesus came along and said, "Push out into the deep for a haul..."

And Peter said they'd been fishing all night long and caught nothing, but that on his Lord's word alone he'd try it again.

He did, and that's when so many fish came, they had to call their friends to help.

Peter left to become the "fisher of men" that Christ talked about after that.

So, my lesson learned was that I can work my butt off -- and when it's the right time, God will provide the haul -- or booty, as it were.

Then He may ask me to leave it all behind...

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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Make Money Selling Amazon Products -- And Don't Buy Your Own Products Thru Your Own Affiliate Link!

I recently wrote a post called "Increase your Amazon affiliate income and earnings..." and now I thought I'd expand on that to include a few more tips on how to make money online with Amazon.

Especially since Amazon sales pick up around the holidays, why not try your hand at making money thru Amazon by joining their free affiliates program and blogging about some stuff?

So here are my tips for blogging about Amazon products on your product (or everything-but-the-kitchen-sink) blog or niche site:

1 - Subscribe to the Amazon Associates Blog

I just found it! But subscribe to Amazon's associate blog to learn money-making tips with them.

2 - Write up specific product reviews, or lead people to the ones already written.

I have a Vizio TV, so it was easy to write up a short honest review of Vizio TVs. I don't yet own a dehumidifier, but I led people to the dehumidifier reviews and ratings on the product pages.

3 - Jump on hot products right away and blog about them...

..if they are in demand like the new Elmo TMX tickle me thing, if they are on Amazon, and if you feel comfortable blogging about it.

4 - Let the products you use or need inspire you

Watching an actress on TV, who wears large size 11 shoes for women inspired me to write a post about it -- since I wear the same shoe size.

5 - Blog about products you hear about offline...

...like when I saw Whoopi on The View demonstrating the Step and Flex stairmaster, or Oprah using the Flip camcorder video camera.

6 - Play around with Amazon's widgets

I just discovered the widget in this post (yay, it works on Blogger!) that drops or scroll products you select. So play around and see what works, but I've found that writing about the individual products and giving them their own URL works best.

Make money with Amazon, but don't buy products thru your own affiliate link...

I also read yesterday that buying products thru your own Amazon link is against their rules, and that they'll debit away any fees they give you from those products.

Have fun pitching the products...

Paula Neal Mooney