Wednesday, June 23, 2010

1ShoppingCart: "One-stop solution for selling online"

Still related to the Internet Marketing Workshop by Jomar Hilario this Friday-Saturday, I just signed up for 1ShoppingCart. So what is this?

1ShoppingCart is supposed to be a one-stop solution for selling and marketing your products online. Services include autoresponders and email broadcasts both of which often come out when you search about Internet marketing.

Well, I will still find out all its features in the workshop as it is a bit too techie for me at this point.

I only signed up for the 30-day trial package which costs $3.95. You can check it out here.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Internet Marketing Workshop by Jomar Hilario

OK, this is the live hands-on Internet marketing workshop that I mentioned attending previously. It will be held on June 25-26, 2010 in Quezon City.

Jomar Hilario is endorsed by Bo Sanchez and so I am confident that this will be truly worth it.

Here's a link to Jomar's blog about it: Internet Marketing Workshop in Cubao, June 25-26, 2010

Let's see :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

"Get an MP3 player!"

In this new saga of learning (on my own yet) of how to earn online on my super spare time (like one hour a day so that's why I could not make myself bid on the very interesting part-time online jobs at Freelancer), I signed up for a free online version of an Internet marketer's--guess what--Internet marketing course.

I was directed to the now too-familiar online sign-up form (more on this in another post) so that I could receive the three-month free e-course wherein the guru is supposed to email me tips and techniques--of course, nothing like signing up for his real course (online and in real person). Nonetheless, i signed up for it just to get a taste of what it's all about.

Well, one of the things he has emailed me about is to go get an MP3 player (don't worry, this link is to Wikipedia, not an advertisement) and download all of the free audio marketing interviews available at Purpose? To get as much from the minds of successful marketers. Have I done it? You guessed it, no.

I'm listening to one right now straight from the web page: it's an interview of Bob Bly, a well-known copywriter. It is very interesting. Go to the website, scroll down a bit, and look for the link entitled "31 Free Copywriting Interviews". Scroll down until you reach the end of the introduction (which you can opt to just listen to, it's part of the audio), look for the play button and click it. If you want to download it, look to the right of the page where it says "download mp3". Look at the image below:

If you don't mind having your email receiving an outpour from this site, I suggest that you don't sign up for anything, not even for the free CD.

By the way, my "guru" recommended that I get an iPod and not just an mp3 player. He has a 160gb iPod. Cheers :)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Giveaway of the Day: FREE licensed software

You like this? It's from the website Giveaway of the Day which I personally have been checking daily for about two years now.

It offers for free licensed software which ordinarily is for sale. If you like what they offer on their home page, just scroll down a bit and you'll see the "Proceed to the download page". Click it. Before you actually download the software, you probably will want to check how useful (or useless) other users have found it. Scroll down a bit further and you'll find the comments section where you can also ask questions.

Making AdSense Work (or how to make sense of AdSense)

As you can guess, I am focused right now on how to earn from blogging. The ads you see all over here are part of my experiment to see which ads sell more and which do not.

I am also trying to learn from articles here in the web on Internet marketing and how to increase traffic in this site. As I mentioned in a previous post, I am confirmed to attend a workshop on Internet marketing but just the same, I like reading what I can get my hands on in the web.

Here is one site that I stumbled upon and I'm reading its free e-book on how to earn from AdSense.

Make Money with Google AdSense
I just posted a new link to a multimedia package that you can download for free. Go to my WINDOWS page or click here.

This is not an advertisement. I personally use the program. Cheers!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

How an Internet Newbie Earned More than $3000 in 24 Hours

As you can see, I'm trying out this traffic creator site, LeadsLeap. At the same time, the article does captivate one's attention. Read on...

Monetize: AdSense + Chitika

How else can you monetize your blog or website aside from Google's AdSense? Chitika.

I have been trying to read up on Internet marketing and earning money online and I came across this. With only some days of surfing the web on these areas, it can be clearly seen that there are many scams out there. Mainly from soliciting membership fees from those who are eager enough (or desperate enough?) to earn money online that they are willing to pay for it. Well, Chitika seems real enough, if you would believe this among many other testimonials.

Of course, they say nothing is free and no guts no glory, but I personally would rather see for myself where my money will go.

I will be attending an Internet marketing workshop in a real venue, in a real location, and with real, live speakers who have been around for some time and whose reputation have solidly grown. Very untechie, indeed.

Will let you know what happens. Cheers!

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

What's wrong with Google's AdSense?

The other day I just expressed my preference for Blogger. But since Blogger is Google's and Google's AdSense is an expected way of monetizing your blog at Blogger, today I have to say that Google's forums are lousy.

I have been trying since yesterday to add and/or modify the AdSense ads in my different blogs and every time I click the save button, this error message comes out: "Please correct errors on this form" and "An internal error occurred. Please try again."

Even for non-techies like us the window for configuring AdSense is really quite simple and so I tried "correcting" whatever else could possibly be corrected. I also, as it said, "tried again" many times on the different blogs. I even closed the browser, tried different browsers (Firefox and Chrome), and restarted the laptop. Nada.

I checked out Google's AdSense forum and discovered that during these days, there have actually been quite a number of people with the same problem. Worse, Google does not seem to offer any solution. In the forum I only see users complaining and a few suggesting solutions. I understand that Google's a huge company, but since it's the millions of little people like us who patronize it and make it profitable, I would expect there would be some kind of forum expert or administrator who would try providing answers. But it seems that is not to be expected. So if any of you knows how to get around this, I would really be thankful and dedicate a post to it.

Let me not let this drag on and instead, switch to a different but still related topic. The best and most interactive forum I have found so far--and also by my judgement, the friendliest to non-techies and newbies--is the Ubuntu Forum. I just love it. You can actually count on both administrators and fellow users. And impressively, they help for the sake of helping. Cheers!

On Monday, I realized that it was the AdSense widget that was not working. I was going about posting ads the long way, that is, logging into my AdSense account and creating and editing my ads units there and then copying the code and pasting it into this blog (go to your blog's Dashboard>Layout>Add a Gadget).

I tried the Adsense widgets again today and now it is working. Whatever happened the past days continues to be a mystery.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

From Blogger to Wordpress and Back Again (or How to Import from Wordpress to Blogger)

Frankly, I prefer Blogger to Wordpress.

Perhaps it is because I began from zero-blogging knowledge with Blogger. Sometime last year though I exported my blogs from Blogger to Wordpress because I was just tired of the same old boring Blogger templates. I am a visual person and this mattered to me.

I enjoyed choosing among Wordpress' more varied themes and templates. Liked too its widgets, especially the Blog Stats. But sadly, because of not knowing how to use it more (and later on the lack of interest to learn it), I found Wordpress more and more unwieldy. And then Blogger came out with all these new templates--I just had to switch back to my first love!

Well, I also have to add that knowing a bit more about how Google AdSense works sealed it for me :)

So, it took me several attempts to import in Blogger what I had exported from Wordpress and I kept being told by Blogger that it was having problems doing so. Fortunately, light dawned on me and so I did a classical google search: "importing Wordpress to Blogger".

With what I found, it turned out to be so easy! Follow these steps:

1. Go to your Wordpress blog and log in. Click on My Dashboard, scroll down to Tools and click Export.
2. Follow the instructions on that page. When you finish, you should have been able to download a document ("xml" type) into your computer (check where you saved the download).
3. Now this is THE KEY PART: Go to this site Wordpress2Blogger and proceed right away to STEP NO. 6.

Good luck and enjoy going back to Blogger too!