Create Free Blog and Earn Money

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As this post heading suggests, I am going to write about how a free blog can be set up and how can it be used to earn money without any investment? I have seen the importance of blog, so I thought of writing about it, which can help people like me around the world. I would like to tell everyone that since I have created my own blog, I have been making five times more money than I used to earn by working online. OK, so here comes the first question - How to create a blog? These days it is very easy to have an own blog as there are many websites, which offer free blogs like wordpressblogger, etc.  Just signup at any of these sites and follow the instruction How to create a wordpress blog – Step by Step Guide , you would be having your blog within few minutes. You can decide the theme and style of page which you would like to use. Once your blog is set, you can write post and publish the same.

Once you have set up blog then there would be another question – How to earn money using blog? Before I write about anything about ways to make money using the blog, I would like to suggest that you will not start making money overnight with your blog. It takes some time before you can see some results. I have this blog since almost 24 months now. I didn’t earn money in first six months but after that, my earning capabilities are increased, and now I am making about $150-200 monthly with my blog. Even though it is not very big amount but I am sure that I would be making around $500 monthly soon.

Create Free Blog and Earn Money

I am using following ways to earn money using my blog:

1. Affiliate Marketing: affiliate-marketing- Create Free Blog and Earn Money   This is the best method, and I use it a lot. You can write about any site, which pays for referring others to their site. When you join a site, you’ll get your link to refer others now just write something about that site on your blog and include your referral link in this. An example for the same can be found here - How to earn money online by working on small task? There are many other websites which share earning for any product sell. You can write about products and add your affiliate link. If someone click on this link and buy that product, You’ll will earn your commission. Commission for any sell can be anything from 25% to 75%.

2. Adsense: adsense - Create Free Blog and Earn Money Adsense is a program run by Google that allows publishers in the Google Network of content sites to serve automatic text, image, video, or interactive media advertisements, that are targeted to site content and audience. (Wikipedia)  This is one of ways to show ads on blog. You will get paid for every unique visit(CPM) also for your click on ads. Adsense earning depends on number of visitors to any site. If any site is getting about 100 unique visits a day then adsense earning would be around $30-50 monthly. There are many blog posts about how to increase adsense earning. You can try few of guideline from these blogs to increase your earning capabilities.

3. Adhitz: Adhitz -Create Free Blog and Earn Money This site is similar to Adsense however, adsense require pre-approval before you start making money by showing ads. You can create a free account at Adhitz and start making money instantly. They pay through Paypal you once, you have $25 in account. If you get around 500 unique visitors a day then you can make $20-100 monthly.

4. Review Products: There are few websites which pay to you to write reviews for company products. Once your website or blog starts getting enough visitors, You can find some companies which pay to write about their products on your blog, they pay anything between $5 to $20 per post.  

5.  Sell Products(create online store): If you are selling any product on sites like eBay then, you can write about any products like Laptop, Tablet, Book, etc, and add product link in your post. You can always use affiliate marketing if you are directly not selling products. There are few websites like Amazon Associates which pay you to sell stuffs. You will earn around 10% to 50% commission for every product sold using your affiliate link. Here is an example of similar types of ads:

6. Sell Links: There are many people who want to add their site link to any niche website or blog. You can add their site link to your blog. You can make around $50 per site link. However, it is known that adding too many links can badly affect your google ratings and which can further reduce traffic to your site.

7. Third Party Advertisements: You need verified Adsense account to show ads on your blog which is the main problem with adsense. However, there are many other third party advertising websites which pay to show their ads on websites. You can make money for every click made by site visitors on ads shown. You can also create an advertisement here page. In this way, many online website owner can contact you directly to buy ad space on your blog or website.

P.S. – There are may other ways to make money using a blog. I’ll keep adding these ways here. If you know any other way then, please share using comment section.

How to complete trial offers at GPT sites?

free trial offers

There are many GPT sites, which pay you for completing trial offers. These trial offers require credit card registration where you give your credit card details. You would need to cancel your trial offer before the free offer expires, or you would be charged full amount;  You can cancel it anytime after you are credited for this.  There are many online workers who want to complete trial offers, but either they do not have credit card or they don’t want to give their credit card details on these sites.  I personally think that we should avoid using our credit card for completing any offer on these online websites, as there are chances that someone can use your credit card details.

I complete many offers on these websites using secure methods. Below are some snapshot of my offer completion:

neobux coins proof

 

clixsense cents proof

 

Ok, so I come back to original question that how I complete these offers?  Here are three methods I used until now:

1. Virtual Credit Card:

virtual credit card (VCC) is an add-on Visa credit card issued on your primary credit card. It does not have any plastic existence. All relevant details viz. the card number, the ‘VALID FROM’ date, the expiry date and the CVV number are visible online. – reference ICICI Bank.

You can create a VCC  using your credit card, and this virtual card can be used instead of  the original card. Moreover, the best thing about this card is that you can create it for an amount of zero also,which means that only card number, CVC and expiry date would be there without any credit limit.

Now, you can use this card and register for any website offer. Virtual card can only be usedonce, and it has validity of 24 hours, so you won’t be charged after your trial offer expires as by that time your VCC will get expired.

If you don’t have a credit card then there are many websites which provide VCC for some amount.

2. Using PayPal/Credit Card:

You can find many offers on GPT sites, which ask you to purchase on sites, which are very popular and reputed like Godaddy or Facebook.For these kinds of websites, I use my credit card or Paypal account as I know that my details are safe with them.

3. Offers which don’t require any card:

There are many offers available on sites like NeoBux or Clixsense, which don’t require you to have a credit card to complete them. These offers want you to complete some free surveys or some simple tasks like Facebook likes, watching videos, etc. I complete these offers to earn some extra bucks while working online.

P.S. - If you have any better idea, which can help others then, please share in comment section.

 

4 Ways to Increase Mturk Earning

MTURK - Amazon WorkPlace

Are you a Mturk worker? Do you know you can make good amount of money by working on Mturk? I have been working on this site since last two years, and I am earning around $10-30 daily by only working for 1-2 hours. When, I was new to this site, I used to make only $1-5 daily, However, my earning increased as I learnt many ways to improve it.You can also increase mturk earning by working on these simple steps. Today, I decided to share these simple ways with other Mturk users. Here are the methods which I use whenever I work on Mturk:

4 ways to increase Mturk earning

1. Search best hit to work: It is better to use search option for hits instead of going through all the pages and wasting your valuable time. Before you click GO button, make sure that sort by is set at “Reward Amount(most first)” and search check only for which you are qualified. This will make sure that you are only looking into hits which you can complete, also which will pay you more. I always use few terms to search hits, which I found that are most common for hits. You can search for following terms:

  • Survey – Searches all hits which need you to complete a survey
  • Decision – Hits which requires you make some decisions
  • Game – Hits which requires you to test game
  • Task – Hits which requires you to complete some simple tasks
  • Test – Any kind of testing hits
  • Search - Hits which requires you to do google, yahoo or bingo search

Few other terms are easy, quick, simple, fun, etc. Here is an example of similar kind of search result Before, I clicked GO button: Mturk hit search option - Increase Mturk Earning   After, I clicked GO button: Mturk search result - Increase Mturk Earning

 

You can see that after I clicked go button, I got 54 hits on which I can work at the moment. I can decide on hit, I should work now rather than wasting my time by scrolling through all the pages containing 755 hits.

You can also try MturkList. This site shows all hits which are shared by users with rating and time taken to complete the same. It is very helpful to work on a good hit. You can choose hit which is rated higher and require very less time to complete.

2. Use OpenTurk chrome extension to notify for new hits: I use Open Turk chrome extension to notify me when some kind of hits like surveys are available. You can download this extension from here . I have been using this extension since last one month and I have seen 60% increase in my daily earning. Once Open Turk extension is installed, you can subscribe for hit on which you like working and want notification. Also, it can recommend you hits which are shared by other users. Open_Turk - Increase Mturk Earning Open_turk - Increase Mturk EarningYou can find more details about this extension on their site.

3. Complete Qualification: There are many qualification hits available, You can always complete these hits whenever you have no hit to work, completing these hits will enable you to work on more hits in future. Ex. If you complete adult qualification hit then you would be able to complete all hits which requires adult qualification. Also, You can browse all hits and complete or request qualification required for that particular hit. request qualification at Mturk - Increase Mturk Earning  4. Maintain high approval rate: If your approval rate is less than 90%, then it is every difficult to get many hits on mturk and it will impact your earnings. If you maintain high approval rate(95% or above) then you also have more chances to work on hits with high pay rate.

How to increase Approval Rate In MTURK?

There are many hits which are available 24*7 with high approval rate. You can work on these hits and increase your approval rate, even though you’ll make less money by working on these hits but it will ensure that you get hits which pay more in future.

P. S. - Contact me or write in comment section, if you have any other way to increase earning or if you need any help.

How to create a wordpress blog – Step by Step Guide

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It is very confusing when someone starts own blog like I was when I started mine.  Many of my friends ask me how to create a blog so today I decided to write step by step a guide which can help others who are looking to have their blog. Nowadays, it doesn’t require any technical skill like HTML knowledge to start a blog.

P.S.: If you get stuck while setting up your blog, get in touch with me through contact page and I’ll help you out.

Here are prerequisites before you start a blog:

  1. First decide what are you going to blog about – some ideas are fashion blog, cooking blog, affiliate marketing, etc.
  2. Decide blogging platform – Even though there are many blogging platform but I would suggest wordpress as it is best platform and easy to install.
  3. Decide if self host or free host – Yes, even though wordpress can host your blog free, but nothing is really free.When you start a blog with a free blogging service, you don’t get your own domain. You get blog name something myblog.wordpress.com, which is similar to other millions of blogs hosted by wordpress so it would impact your site traffic.

Once you have decided on above three points then you can follow below steps:

How to setup free blog with wordpress?

1) First register at WordPress.

wordpress blog setup - create a wordpress blog

2)  Choose a theme you would like to have:

choose wordpress theme - create a wordpress blog

 

3) Customize your theme:

customize wordpress theme - create a wordpress blog

 

4)  Share your blog with friends:

share your blog - create a wordpress blog

 

5) Create post:

create wordpress post - create a wordpress blog

 

 

6) Publish you post:

Once you have created your post publish it using publish now button and your blog would be online in no time. Here is my blog which I have created just now:

your first blog - create a wordpress blog

 

So, you can see that it took me only few minutes to set my free blog. You can also have your free blog in few minutes at WordPress.

How to setup paid blog with unique domain name?

If you want to have your own domain name for blog and want to self host it then follow below steps:

1) Decide a domain and hosting plan:

It may be a difficult task to find a good domain name, but once you have decided your blog topics then it should be fun to find out a domain for your blog.

How to find a domain name and how much cost is involved?

Your domain for site should match with topics you are going to write. If your blog is about fashion, and you choose domain name www.fashiontopics2013.com then it is not a good idea. But why?

People cannot remember long domain names and when they want to return to blog they are likely to forget your blog domain, which can impact your site traffic. A blog name should not have numerical values in it also it should be unique like www.fashionindia.com

In short, your domain name should be:

  • Catchy
  • Easy to remember
  • Unique

There are lot of sites where you can buy your site domain but it is good idea to choose it from reputed site like Godaddy.

You can have your site domain name for cost of around $1.99 monthly and about $10 yearly as you’ll get discounts.

$1.99/mo economy hosting

Once you got your domain, you’ll need web hosting to host your blog. I would again suggest to use Godaddy hosting as it is reliable and has best plans. Web hosting would cost you around $1 monthly and $10 yearly with discount prices.

SPECIAL OFFER! $1/mo. Hosting Plans at GoDaddy.

Once you have got your domain and hosting plan then move to next step.

2) How to setup your blog using 1-click option at Godaddy:

You can use Godaddy 1-click option to install your blog without any manual intervention. You can follow instruction given at godaddy article Installing WordPress on Your Hosting Account.

3) How to setup your blog manually at any host:

In order to install your blog manually to any host, you need to know the following requirements:

  1. PHP 4.2 or greater
  2. MySQL 4.0 or greater
  3. At least 1GB free disk space

If your host meets the requirements(which Godaddy by default does), go and download WordPress from – http://wordpress.org/download

Once you have downloaded wordpress then unzip it properly, check that everything is unzipped in single folder otherwise your blog installation can fail.

Once files are unzipped, then find wp-config-smaple.php file and rename it to wp-config.php

After that open the file with Wordpad (or Notepad) and change the following lines:

define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘database_name’); — You’ll need to create database name by login in your hosting c-panel
define(‘DB_USER’, ‘username’); — It is your c-panel username or database username if you have set different while creating database
define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘password’); —- It is your c-panel password or database password if you have set different while creating database
define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); – In most cases you don’t have to change this. So at first you can leave it as it is.

Once you changed above file then you need to connect to your hosting FTP account; you will need a FTP client (for example, FileZilla) or you can use file transfer option in c-panel. If will need to login using username and password provided by your hosting company.If you upload the files to the root directory then your blog will be accessible from www.yourdomain.com. If you upload files to a specific folder (for example blog), your blog will be accessible from www.yourdomain.com/blog.

Here is some snapshot to explain above FTP process in better way:

Create database using below mysql database option in c-panel:

mysql database - create a wordpress blog

Upload files by clicking file manager in c-panel and then use upload files in root directory or sub-folders:

FTP Manager - create a wordpress blog

 

Ok, so you are almost there. Now open your web browser and type in the following URL: www.yourdoomain.com/wp-admin/install.php
After that fill in the form (password, username and name of the blog) and click on the “Install WordPress” button. Once you get message that you blog is installed then login to your file-manager and delete install.php file, this is to avoid any installation by mistake in future.

So finally, your blog is ready. Now login to your admin panel using URL: www.yourdoomain.com/wp-admin and start posting blogs.

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