Friday, November 30, 2007

Important Updates from WidgetBucks

In case you guys missed the latest update from WB, here's the email containing important updates regarding the program.

Dear WidgetBucks Publishers,

We're seeing strong traffic on the WidgetBucks shopping widgets during this holiday season and wanted to tell you about three things: new International CPM Ads, removing pending data, and payments coming soon.

International CPM Ads

Here's an upcoming feature. In early December, we will start serving CPM ads to the non-U.S./Canada traffic. This will give you revenue, per impression, for your site visitors who come from other countries. This is designed to help publishers who have a blend of traffic from a variety of countries.

Our system will do the geo-location for you, determining where the visitor is coming from. Then we'll either show the regular pay-per-click widget (to visitors from the U.S. and Canada) or show an ad that pays per impression (to visitors from other countries). You'll see a new column, called "CPM Revenue" in your earnings reports.

We're also working on pay-per-click arrangements with global merchants, but those will take longer to implement. We're glad to deliver a way for you to monetize almost all of your traffic in December. Please check our blog at http://widgetbucks.blogspot.com for further updates on this.

Removing Pending Data

We'd like to give you some advance notice of a pending change that will help publishers manage their business. Next week, we will remove the "pending" data from the "My Widgets" page. This data is the numbers that are displayed in red. Instead we will only display audited data in black.

We're making this change because we've worked with our merchant partners and succeeded in speeding up the auditing process, which many of our publishers requested. Audits now take up to 24 hours, instead of the previous timeframe of up to 72 hours.

When we make this change next week, you will only see audited figures (in black) and they will be displayed by noon (Pacific Standard Time) of the following day. So, by noon on Tuesday, you'll be able to see all of your confirmed clicks, revenue, and RPCs for Monday.

This change will remove confusion about the red pending figures, and frustration about changes from the pending to audited figures. Thus the clicks and revenue you see will be the confirmed clicks and revenue, which will then not change. Please check our blog for more info: http://widgetbucks.blogspot.com.

First payments coming soon!

We're very excited that our first set of payments are lined up to go out early next week. Our deadline is by December 15th (45 days after the end of October), but we are working very hard to get them out to everyone at the beginning of December.

We would like to remind you that we need correct payment information from you to be able to send you your payments. Please go to the My Settings page and indicate if you want to be paid by check or by PayPal. Reminder: PayPal is faster. Checks are sent regular U.S. mail. All payments are in U.S. dollars.

If we don't have your correct payee information and mailing address or your correct PayPal e-mail address, we won't be able to send you money. So please go to https://www.widgetbucks.com/mySettings.page and make sure the information is there and correct.

Happy earning!

The WidgetBucks Team

This is good news.. I 'm glad I've not done any drastic like deleting my account with them or something..

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Bad Credit? No Problem

I'm sure everyone has their fair share of bad financial times. Whether when you were a young lass or when you were climbing up that challenging ladder of life. If your answer is "No", then you are one lucky human being and keep up the good work. Unfortunately for the majority of us mere mortals, sometimes in a moment of shopping weakness, you splurge and ran a overlimit on your credit card and to make the matter worse, that much anticipated pay raise did not come at the end of month. Before you know it, you're slapped as "bad credit".

Well lucky for us, this is not the end of the world. There is still help out there and you just need to know where to find it. BadCreditOffers dot com offers resources for people with bad credit. There are listing of companies offering bad credit loans and even credit cards.

So Bad Credit? No problem ;)

Update on WidgetBucks

Can't the world like just stop turning for 14 days? I was gone for that number of days and the changes that are going around the blogosphere is maddening. First the PR never ending saga, then IZEA coming up with RealRank and now on my login to WB found that that they are no longer paying for clicks from countries outside of USA and Canada!

Quoted from the site:
Starting tomorrow (Nov. 15), clicks coming from outside the U.S. and Canada on WidgetBucks widgets will no longer be charged to merchants, and therefore, no publisher credit will be given for those clicks. This will positively impact publisher RPC levels, and the change does not affect earnings from October (just posted) or the first half of November.
We will definitely evaluate re-adding certain countries over time and evaluate their conversions -- but for the next few weeks, it's critical that we are diligent about click traffic in order to recover RPC numbers.
So I'm giving the program till the end of the year before making any rash decision to leave the program. What will you do?

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Quick and Easy Loan

If you are looking for quick and easy Small Business Loans, there's a product that you may want to consider for your needs. It is from EzUnsecured dot com. Dealing with them is a breeze because of their great service, easy processing and fast funding. You can apply online and get to know the results in one to three days and once approved, you'll get your funds in one to three weeks. No mess, no fuss.

Check out their website for more details and find out more about the products they offer.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

PR Yet Again

If you've been concerned over your PR demotion as I was, I'm sure you are going around the web searching for ways to regain what you have before. As in my situation, I was a PR3 before I changed domain name, then it was forever before the new page rank was updated. I was then again PR3 for about 3 weeks before being demoted to PR2 and now, when I just returned from an extended vacation back home, to see that it's a PR0!

I was like "WHAT??"

I went round searching for "WHY" answers but most importantly any "HOW" answers as to perhaps get back my ranking? I found the best way from this site which not only explains why but also how to go around the system. Perhaps you'll find the tips there useful as well..

Good luck

Monday, November 12, 2007

My Blog Design Sucks

My blog design sucks! I am currently in Singapore and managed to just sneak into a cyber cafe after a shopping spree with mommy and upon checking my site, I noticed that all my blog design sucks viewing it in IE6. The margins are all screwed up and all alignment are off!. The problem was when I was doing it back home in KL, using Firefox 2(I think, correct me if I'm wrong hubby), and IE7 (again correct me if I'm wrong love), everything looks perfect... now I'm really inching to see where the coding went wrong.. Arghhhhh and this cyber cafe USB port don't work so I can't screen capture for you guys to see what I mean....Arghhghggh!!!

Guess I just have to be patient lah!! Relax LJ, relax.. you're not supposed to be checking in anyways..hehehe

When in shortage... get a loan

Back when I was a working gal, it was always nice to know that there was regular money coming in the end of the month. I could work out a budget and I could plan for all those nice things that I wanted to buy. Yet, there were times when somehow some calculation goes awry or some unexpected event happened like the car breaking down or that shop I love so much have a super mega sale and I just needed to get that new handbag and shoe to match. At times like that I wished Payday Loans exists here in my world.

Just what is payday loan you might ask. Well this is a short term loan or cash advance that is meant to tie you over till your next payday. It could range from $100 to $1,500 and at Paydayloanquotes dot com, they don't even do a credit check and you can get a quotation online without any obligation.

Like I said.. just what I needed, back then that is :-)

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Do you blog?

Again, my question was, "Do you Blog?". Do you enjoy blogging? Are you blogging for free? Well, if you are, then wake up and smell the roses bloggers, because now you can blog for money.

I know, I know. There are bloggers out there who frowns on what we do, even making statements like we are selling our soul or something, but hey, if I can blog, have fun and make money at the same time, I'm not going to feel guilty about it. If you are a smart blogger, you can integrate your paid link in such a way, no one's the wiser and believe it or not, you can submit blog entries that are based on honest opinion. When I was in school, we had a song that has lyrics that goes..

"It's rude to be abusive, just to proof you are right"
So even if you want to write something bad about the site you are reviewing, be smart about it, give constructive criticism. Don't be part of the problem, be part of the solution.

Now, having said this, I am writing for Smorty dot com. This is the easiest program that I have signed up for. By that I mean, the approval for entry post is superfast, customer service is fantastic and they are so flexible in terms of what you write. As long as your blog qualifies for a certain topic, you can write about it on all of them. The uniqueness of the entry is understood right? And get this, Smorty has now got a referral program, so when someone else join the program from your link, (ahem,ahem, like the one below), you get a percentage what they earn for as long as they active.

So, what are you waiting for, come and join me and join the new era of blogging for money.

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PR Smoked!

What's happening with the PR? I checked into PPP last night to see only 3 offers and after checking with the "my blogs" tab, I found both of my blogs registered with them have dropped from PR3 to PR2 and the one with PR2 has dropped to PR1. What the #@## is going on. I then checked with the PRchecker website that I normally use and found that my PR has indeed dropped. I went on to check some other sites that I know of and lo and behold, theirs have dropped too.. So now, I'm thinking maybe it's a glitch but till now..my blogs status has not changed it's status quo.

Oh well.. I guess I just have to do the best I can with whatever I have and stay happy always.. I'm sure there's a greater picture than this :-)

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Friday, November 9, 2007

ShareaPic is Up Again

If you host your pictures at ShareaPic, I'm sure you noticed that your links to them are all directed to an error page and if you are like me, your blog is probably mostly text since most of my pictures all point to them as well.

Well, good news everyone. They are BACK!!.....

or at least, their page now shows the above screenshot. Lolz..

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The MLM Bug

When I was over at my friend's house during the Hari Raya's open house last week, his mom introduced us to yet another multilevel marketing program that, according to her, is making members millionaires easily. The company has been around for about five years and is making headlines in Indonesia, Singapore and yes, Malaysia. Honestly, I grow weary of MLM programs and was not at all impressed with the business plan but I was intrigued by the products though and so I relented. I am now officially a member of the club (so I would probably be a millionaire next year..lolz) and off to make my first purchase later today.

Hmm... what have I gotten myself into??

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Happy Deepavali Everyone!

I would like to wish all my readers who are celebrating Deepavali or Diwali today, A Happy Deepavali...may you always find happiness and may this festival of lights bring you closer to your loved ones and friends :-)

Diwali Glitter Graphics

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Shareapic DownTime

I'm an avid fan of Shareapic dot net and uses the site to host most of my pictures, so I was quite concern when most of the thumbnails on my blogs disappear leaving just words with no pictures. So today I tried to go to their website and got a Plesk error page like the one shown below and I thought, oh dear.. all my images and money gone??

Instead of becoming stressed out about it, I did a Google search. Who know they might have changed domain and forgot to tell us members..lolz. Anyway this was what I found.

Check out the explanation of the site and also look at my site.. it's third in line on Google page with search word "shareapic". I'm so proud...hehhe


My blog just got approved today by another paid to blog program called Payu2Blog dot com. I have been eyeing this program for so long and have submitted my blog before the page rank update once. Unfortunately they were rejected as expected. However, after the page rank update, I tried my luck again. Whaddaya know, my PR4 blog was accepted. According to a friend of mine, Payu2Blog program has been very good to her so I am looking forward to earning with them as well.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Adsense in your RSS

If you are using feedburner dot com as your RSS syndicator, you might want to check into your account and make sure you activate your FeedBurner Ad Network and Google Adsense for content id under the "Monetize" tab. You can then configure how you want these ads to appear in your feed and on your web site.

Firstly you have to go...

Next you have to change this option..

to ...

After this, the system would ask you to enter your email address that you use to log into your adsense account with and either your postal code or the last five digit of the phone number that you register in your account.

Once everything is confirmed, you will then see this screen

Click in the box and everything that was dimmed before will be instantly clear. From this screen, you can select what channel and ads configuration you so desire. And then you are done. That's it folks...

I'm not sure whether it works yet. Theoretical it should, so the next time I see it I will update this post ok?

Friday, November 2, 2007

PayPerPost is now IZEA

Ok folk, just to keep you in loop for people out there who has still not signed up for PPP, PayperPost is now IZEA!

Here's the email I got yesterday:
Dear LadyJava,

I am very excited to present our new corporate name and identity, IZEA, Inc.

Going forward our company will be known as IZEA, with PayPerPost as its flagship product and other properties including Blogger's Choice Awards, RockStartup, Zookoda and BlogInSpace under the IZEA corporate umbrella. These changes are the natural result of our phenomenal growth as a company and the continued success our user community is having with our social marketing tools and strategies.

This new corporate framework will enable us to further execute on our established mission statement: To empower everyone to value and exchange content, creativity and influence. We will be adding additional services over the coming year and I feel strongly that the IZEA brand will allow us to present all our solutions in a more complete and understandable way to our clients, users, investors and the press.

I know many of you have come to love the PayPerPost name. We love it, too. The company started a new era for bloggers and advertisers and will continue on as the brand name for the world's largest consumer generated advertising network.

I look forward to seeing you all at PostieCon on November 10 in Las Vegas, when IZEA takes the next step forward with the release of our next generation platform, codenamed Argus. Argus will deliver an unparalleled collection of social marketing tools and features you will have to see to believe. The product has its own brand name that we are eager to share with everyone. The name and logo are awesome, so stay tuned!

Again, thanks to all of you for your continued support.

All the best,
Ted Murphy

This is one of the best Paid to Blog program that I've joined and have been paid numerous times by Paypal. So if you blog is 90 days old and has at least 20 post in them, you could join me as well and earn $20 for your very first post. You know where to click :-)

I'm All Ready..

Ah.. what eight hours of sleep can do. I am now feeling refreshed and ready to take on anything. Water supply has been restored and all is well again. Game on!

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Thursday, November 1, 2007

No Sleep No Post

I am so tired today. The sleepover at hubby's office was alright but very uncomfortable. The comforter and carpet lining helped but still it was not my comfy bed and I missed my bolster!...Drats the water supply. There was no supply till late in the evening. We arrived home and after checking there was no water supply, we went straight back to the office. I was hoping I could get some sleep..

So now I am very sleepy already and it is still VERY early by my standard.. but I can't think anymore so goodnight PPP... I'll check in with you tomorrow ya :-)

No Water No Talk

Water issues sucks in condominium. At least mine does. Firstly we, condo dwellers, are charge RM1.85 per cubic meter when others are being charge only about half of that. You know I pay like RM40.00 a month for my water bill while my FIL only pays like RM25.00. Mind you, our apartment is like 1/4 of what FIL's house is. He waters his plants daily, four grown adults living there, daily cooking and daily laundry. We only have 2 adults, once a week laundry, the occasional cooking and no plants to water!

So, I ask you. Is it fair? Don't mind me though, I'm just grouchy coz I had to sleep at hubby's office because despite paying a bomb for the water supply at home, yesterday there was no supply at ALL!.. and today.. still no water! Arghghghghgh..

Honey darling.. we got to move!

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