Showing posts with label blogging community. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blogging community. Show all posts

04 December 2017

Blogjob.com - Can First Impressions Be Trusted? (Post Final Update)

See Post Update below Dec 2017.
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Link below to my post dated a year ago (September 21, 2015) and although my impression of the BlogJob blogging community is still good, one thing reported in the 2015 post has changed.  The Rewards and Points program was discontinued.  Other than that, it's all good!




After the announcement was made by the site owners that the cash incentive program was discontinued, many members left the site but a few remained. For me, it was a good decision to keep my blog up and running, for all the reasons listed in the previous post. Instead of moving my blog and republishing elsewhere, the name was changed from "Cmoneyspinner Keeps on Blogging" to "My Pain, Your Gain"; and the blog was expanded by adding pages listed below.




Blogging Flat Infographics Layout
© Photographer: Macrovector | Agency: Dreamstime.com


Update Dec 2017:  
Blogs being published via BlogJob discontinued.

Published a final post at two of my blogs. It was a tough decision but sometimes you have to throw in the towel.  
BLOG: My Shopping Channelhttps://blogjob.com/shoppingchannel/2017/12/03/final-post-for-my-shopping-channel-at-blogjob/  
BLOG: My Pain ~ Your Gainhttps://blogjob.com/cmoneyspinner/archives/2229


04 September 2017

Advice for Newbie Bloggers ~ 5 Tips That Bear Repeating

This post to encourage others out there who may have their mind set to tread this path to making money online. It is extremely easy to get discouraged and give up. My first blog post at this blog is dated April 9, 2014.  

It's a mess!! All those strikethroughs. I left them to remind me not to give up! Have had a lot of learning experiences on the road to trying to become a successful blogger. Yes, I did say “trying”. I know it's been 3 years but the goal I'm aiming for - generating consistent monthly income from monetized blogs and affiliate marketing websites - has not yet been achieved.



I am an active participant in a discussion forum called SEOClerks, where you can learn and earn about blogging, writing, affiliate marketing, SEO and a myriad of other tips and tricks that aspiring webmasters need to know.  
(Note:  This community is free to join.)  

A question was asked about advice for newbie bloggers.  Below (below the star) is the response I contributed.

What tips do you recommend for beginners in blogging?



Tip #1 ~ I did not know about communities and forums when I started blogging. But I'm glad I eventually found out about their existence. If for no other reason that I no longer feel like I'm all alone.

Groups on Facebook and Communities on Google Plus are OK.  But if you can find a blogging community or a forum, join it. Try to find one where you can learn and earn. You'll get support and can commiserate with fellow members who are also trying to find their way through the blogging maze.

Join an online writing community, also. It's for article writers. Similar to blogging communities. It helps improve your writing skills.  Most of them have revenue-share programs, along with supportive Admin and members.

If you can afford to pay for the blogging courses offered, then go ahead. If you can't, that's where these communities and forums come in handy. Forums like SEOClerks, for example.  :)


Tip #2 Find blogs you really enjoy reading (search via Bloglovin or sites like that or blog directories), subscribe and visit often. Leave comments. Find the bloggers that will approve your comments and will also allow you to associate your blog URL to your name as a backlink. Not kidding. If you leave comments on a blog post, they go into moderation and you never receive approval or your comments don't become visible online, leave that blog in the dust! There are too many other bloggers out there who would happy to have visitors that leave comments behind.  Leave worthwhile comments. Not one-word exclamations or boring one-liners that make the blogger think you didn't even bother to read their post.

Tip #3 ~ There are many free blog publishing platforms to get started. If you are interested in trying to earn income from your blog, find out what the rules are about monetizing your blog. All blogging platforms are not created equal. Some allow certain things and some don't. You break the rules you will have your blog deleted in a heartbeat!

Tip #4 BUDGETING:  Anything that requires a monetary investment and you have the money to pay for it, then go ahead. If you don't have money, use what you have. Your brains, your skills, a laptop (or whatever device you use), and Internet access.

Tip #5 Most important. Don't expect immediate success. Be patient. Be persistent. Persevere.





01 September 2017

Literacy Base Blog Posting Goal Accomplished! (UPDATE Aug 2017)

To quote the wise philosopher, singer/songwriter Nellie Furtado:  

  • "Why do all good things come an end?"


The site Literacy Base has bid farewell.  As of Aug 2017, all links that were supplied below in this post are outdated.  Hopefully, I can find a new home to republish.

Eh!  It happens more often than we would like.  Fun communities and sites bite da dust!



The content below was published Oct 27, 2016.


Accomplished my goal of getting twenty (20) blog posts approved and published at Literacy Base.  This is a blogging community where you can earn residual income not just for blogging but for almost all of your activity.  I'm not kidding!  Even if you just log in to your account, you can earn.


Your activity can consist of participating in groups or forums, updating your profile page, commenting on blog posts, etc.  If you share links via social media and a visitor comes to the site because they clicked on your link-share, you can earn for that!  That means even if you don't want to publish blog posts, and just want to interact and make friends, you can still generate some passive income.


The cash out is $10.  It's a good site if you need some extra cash and also because the folks in the community (including Admin and Support) are very nice.  As of today, there are about 1200 members.  Want to sign up? Click here.  It's free to join!






Below is the list of my posts.  Gives you an idea of some of the things you can blog about.  Of course, if you have a specific expertise or passion, that's even better!




Organization and Time Management for My Work at LiteracyBase



Four Major Cities in the State of Texas



My Madness Was Not Food-Related



What’s in Your Social Media Marketing Tool Kit?



My Work at Home Goals ~ October 2016 and Beyond!



I Dream of Useless Money



Quotes by Famous People: Henry David Thoreau ~ Agree or Disagree



Make Money Online: MyLot is a Legitimate Income Opportunity



Are You From Royal Blood?



Binge Watching Television Series



What’s Your Favorite Jelly, Jam, Preserves or Fruit Spread?



It’s Not the Search Engine’s Fault!



Watching Korean Drama Online With English Subtitles



Restaurant Experiences: Sure Signs You’re Addicted to Chinese Food



Spotlight on My Hometown: Miami, Florida



My Blogging History (Learn From Me)



Exotic Fruits (Superfood or Wonder Fruit)



Cmoneyspinner’s Book Preference Meme



Would You Save Money, If You Could?



Dreams Where There’s Food But Nobody Eats




29 May 2017

Residual Income : Social Sites That Pay (A 2nd Look) - Update #1

UPDATE May 29, 2016 : This post was first published 02 November 2016. A lot can happen in a short period of time. Two of sites mentioned below ~ BlogBourne and Literacy Base ~ are either closing for business or "in limbo". Those two sites were blogging communities. The 3rd site is actually a discussion forum and seems to be keeping its members happy. Meanwhile, signed up for another discussion forum - ForumCoin.com. It has a points system. 500 points = $5 USD. A nice community and I see lots of familiar faces. You're welcome to join. 



ForumCoin Sign Up is free

 
* *INFO below shared 11/2/2016: 

The link shared below leads to a post that was published at my other blog. It was my first evaluation of social communities that have a revenue-share plan and you can get paid for all of your activity, not just for publishing blog posts.


This post supplies a contrast and comparison for three (3) different sites:  two of them are (in my mind) blogging communities and the other one is more like a discussion forum or a micro-blogging platform/social network.  



All of them have income potential.  







My member name at all of the sites is "cmoneyspinner".  

These are my profile links:
  • BlogBourne (member since August 2016; signed up because a friend asked me to);
  • myLot (member since August 2015).


Earn Residual Income :
Join Social Sites That Pay






When I say that I'm taking a second look, I mean that a reevaluation or a second evaluation is in order.


BlogBourne is a site where many of my fellow friends and bloggers are actively publishing and commenting.  It must be a worthwhile effort.  Otherwise, why would they continue to stay there?  However, for me, navigating the site to find topics of interest to me feels a tad bit awkward.  Also, to get a post approved,  400+ words are required. For these reasons, my activity at this site is not very frequent.


By contrast, my efforts at Literacy Base and myLot are much more rewarding, and as such, I login to my account almost every day.  There is always something to be done, in addition to blogging, at either of these sites that can generate some extra income.  


In fact, myLot doesn't even require blogging.  But if you wanted, you could describe your activity as micro-blogging.  Starting a discussion there is very similar to composing a short Tweet.  (A short Tweet?  That's a redundant expression, isn't it?  I apologize.  :) )


To get a post approved at Literacy Base, 300+ words are required. For some reason, it seems easier to write 300 words than 400.  (It's psychological.  I'm a fruitcake!  )  But you can easily earn from contributing to forums and groups, updating you wall (or timeline) with a quote or some random comment, leaving comments at blog posts published by others, etc.


  • NOTE:  To be fair, you also don't need to blog at BlogBourne.  You can be active in the same way as on Literacy Base.

With Literacy Base (cash out at $10) and myLot (cash out at $5) - look up at the right hand corner of your screen and you can immediately see your earnings.  With BlogBourne (cash out at $10) you have to calculate what you've earned by multiplying your accumulated coins by the exchange rate.  (Not sure what the exchange rate is.  It's probably best if you ask the BB site owner directly or click here to read a post by a blogger who is a member at both sites.)


Two final remarks:  

(1)  All communities have really nice members, including the Admin folks.

(2)  If you are a newbie blogger, these sites are a great place to get started.  If I could go backwards, I would have started my blogging attempts at sites like these.  Eh!  Live and learn!  My pain is your gain.












16 April 2016

How Often Do You Update Your Blog Content?

Publishing several blogs is time-consuming, but rewarding. In addition to this blog, My BlogStop!, my other blog, My Pain, Your Gain on BlogJob.com (formerly Cmoneyspinner Keeps on Blogging), is starting to shape up quite nicely.

Curious about the blog's title? The story is:
This blog here at Blogspot was supposed to be my last blogging initiative. However, someone brought this blogging community to my attention. The sign up was free. They have points rewards system. The members are nice and the site owners are very responsive. The opportunity was irresistible! Why stop? Hence, the blog title "Cmoneyspinner Keeps on Blogging". Decided to keep on blogging.  Then changed the blog name to "My Pain, Your Gain".

Just updated one of my posts published it during my first month at BlogJob. Found an irresistible picture and I just had to use it somewhere! It was perfect for the post.


Which brings me to my question for this post.

  • How often do you update your blog content?


Once read the advice of Mike Allton, a social mediaexpert who is active on Google Plus and he says bloggers should update and/or recycle or "revive" their content regularly.  He recommends:  "... invest your time in past posts that you have actual reason and evidence to support the renewed interest."
Besides that, links get outdated and it affects your rankings in the search engine. Bad links = Poor quality content.  That makes sense! 

It's good advice to heed but to be honest ... my blog posts are reviewed and updated mainly because … eh! … you get a little older, you get a little wiser.

Gaining experience with dogged persistence and consistent publishing should … I said “should” … should make one a bit more savvy about better ways to blog. When I revisit my own content (anywhere from 3 to 6 months after the initial publication), more often than not my own impression of my own material is:

 “Hmmm ... This material could definitely be presented better.”


Isn't it this way for every blogger?? :)

If not, it should be. 
 






23 February 2016

Top Ten Popular Posts at My BlogJob Site

Criss-crossing the reports on my blogging adventures. (Plan to write a similar report of this blog's activities for my followers and friends at the other site.) Currently publishing a blog as a part of a global blogging social community. It was free to join. Members can participate in forums, groups, make friends, create multiple sites, etc. Found a review of this site dated May 2014 which supplies a really good description of how the community works.

"The site integrates a social aspect with blogs. It provides all the tools to setup any type of blog using WordPress compatible widgets and themes. … It's an amalgamation of social networking and blogging with a twist; the ability to earn points. BlogJob isn't the type of site where you'll earn a living, but it's an innovative idea, fun and completely free. ..." - See more at: *UPDATE* Let's review a freelance writing site: BlogJob

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Treathyl Fox aka CmoneyspinnerHome Business Entrepreneur. Self-employed and loving it!   Real Estate Investor. Purchase/resell private notes secured by real estate, and acquire real estate through creative financing techniques. ♦ Blogger - Blogjob, Blogspot, LiteracyBase, Food Ways.  ♦ Freelance writer / Articles - Niume, Wizzley, HUBPagesWritedge, Daily Two Cents, PersonaPaper. ♦ Affiliate MarketerGrocery & Gourmet, Feng Shui - Home & Garden, Health Insurance, My Shopping Channel, Webnuggetz - The Other Shopping Channel. ♦ Randomness Over-blog, MyLot

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