Saturday, February 7, 2009

The best free spam blocker I can think of

Good lord, it’s been a loooooong time since I posted anything in here. I can smell the dust...

So, I’ve tried a few more sites since I’ve last been here, and I’ll write about them in a bit, But for now I got to write about Mytrashmail.com. Now if you have been around the internet block a few times, you may have seen this place before. This site, it’s my best friend. God, it’s so useful I can’t take it! If you are signing up for lots of “deals” and “offers” that may look interesting. You know, like those the site that are like “We have 10 Million dollars waiting for you! Just give your email” and your all like “Nah, it can’t be true….” But then you sign up anyways and end up getting an internet airstrike of spam. Well, Instead You can put in a @mt2009.com email and be spared the coincidences of internet curiosity! So, I could for instance put Middnightonline@mt2009.com in and then I could look at all emails received at the trashymail site. BOOM! 100% risk free! Nope, it’s not fake email at all, it’s just public.

Highly recommended!

http://www.mytrashmail.com/

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Free Ads worth a try? Dumb name?

Whoa! Snow attack! It’s been like a blizzard outside for about 24 hours now. This is not normal northwest weather. Feels like I am in like, Minnesota or some central northern state. Cold and dry, chapped lips for all. Than again, it is winter and all…

So I’ve been using this free advertising site I found. It’s called "EZ Ad Board Ads", man, now that I think about it, that is kind of a really stupid name…Ad board ads…was that really the best they could come up with? But stale and unimaginative name aside, I’ve found that their free service is decent. Sign up is easy and free (as always) and as soon as you sign up you can post 5 text ads per day. Now, it could just be the naive part of me, but this site seems to be a bit more honest about who actually clicks on your link. On average It looks likes you get about 4 clicks for every 500 views there. Not bad, and yes I believe that it’s telling the truth. But, you know, I won’t hold my breath. Also, the site is infested with more advertisements than a NASCAR jacket. you have to skip through like, three pages of freak'n ads just to get to your main profile, yessh. But then again, as we know that’s how the internet works…

The official Internet brand jacket

So, in conclusion, this site is, i don't know, maybe worth the time if you are looking to get some minimal traffic. Minimal as best. Also, keep in mind that this seems to still be a relatively smaller site with a lot of “fluff” to make it seem bigger. I don’t think its tumbleweed-rolling-across-the-screen small, but it still needs work. If you know any better sites, let me know!

Now, I’m off to my freezing refrigerator room…brrr

Sunday, December 14, 2008

100 great ways to get what you want: Referrals.

So, as you know, pretty much all money making sites have one thing in common: referral programs. Despite what they are about or what they are “themed”, (I’d have to say that the military themed site I found was my favorite) referrals tend to play a big part of the money making processes. The only problem is actually getting people to sign up as most people suspect everything to be a scam. Dang. But you know, thats kind of how i think too.It seems like some people just seem to know how to get 1,000s of folks to sign up for their program without doing anything. Well, not really, but it always feels like they have some sort of magical technique that they refuse to tell anyone else. I guess you can’t blame them, if I had a way that worked I would keep it to myself too…

But! Here is a great list I found searching forums to help both new and advanced referral seekers. The list is actually really well put together, even though some of them are ridiculous, one of the best one is getting your referral link tattooed to your head. I think thats what I'll try first...

1. Post on GPT forums.
2. Tell friends and family.
3. Guild members and online friends.
4. Door-hang around neighborhoods.
5. Walk through parking lots putting flyers on cars.
6. Write a blog.
7. Keep your referral link on your Sig. on all forums with a brief explanation.
8. Find chat rooms and groups that have the sole purpose of "Easy Money Making"
9. Write a classified ad.
10. Talk to students at high schools and colleges.
11. Put a flyer up at work.
12. Advertise while you drive with flags, bumper stickers, etc.
13. Post your link at the end of your YouTube videos.
14. Attach a .txt in an RAR file with that you can upload with your referral link.
15. Give flyers for local businesses to hand out.
16. Send out flyers in a mailing list (ex.: http://www.usdatafax.com/)
17. Get a bot/macro to post your link with a simple explanation on any server you may be hosting/running
18. Make a website.
19. Tell people thru IM/PM
20. Link-Exchange
21. Paid advertising on other people's websites
22. Advertise on on-line games.
23 Print business cards and include your phone number to enter into business drawings (like you find in a lot of restaurants)
24. Buy "paid to sign up" at other GPT sites
25. Buy an expired domain with traffic and "redirect" to your referral link ex: www.realstat.info
26. Buy banner space. Impression in high PR forums/groups.
27. Buy text links on blogs/forums/groups
28. Offer cash or other incentives for sign-ups
29. Add your ref. link or website to a filename of an mp3, video, or program and share it over a file-sharing network like Bear Share or a torrent program.
30. Free traffic exchanges
31. Paid traffic exchanges
32. Google Adwords (makes website ads that link to your website or ref. link)
33. Mention that you get paid in US funds
34. Rent a billboard (Approx. $8-$15 per day)
35. Get a tattoo with your referral link on it
36. Go door-to-door and ask in person
37. Add your site/blog to digg, stumble upon, Bumpzee, del.icio.us, etc
38. Have a friend or network digg your site/blog to digg, stumble, etc
39. Get a custom made shirt with advertisement on the front and/or back
40. Radio advertisement for your referral link or website.
41. Set up an info-kiosk in front of your local store or empty lot.
42. Attach your referral link in your email address or sig.
43. Road-side signs & banners
44. Have people sign up in order to play a fun online-game.
45. Optimize your website for excellent search engine ranking.
46. Add regular content to your site or blog. Keep it updated with new info.
47. On your banner/images, use the "alt tag" with either your webpage/blog or "keyword". Search engines can index/spider images, so adding the "alt tag" helps "define" the image!
48. Put a cheap ad in your local penny saver or thrifty nickel in the help wanted or employment section
49. Make a fake wallet out of fabric and put fake money in it with your ref link or website written all over it.
50. www.stormpay.com - For a fee, they will send targeted, unique visitors to your page.
51. Put up an advertisement that says “free money”.
52. Put an E-book up for auction on Ebay with your blog or other website info in it.
53. Before shipping eBay items, put an ad with your ref. link in the box.
54. Send email to all your contacts, and tell them to join with your referral link.
55. Tell people at school
56. Send your MySpace, Friendster, Facebook friends a message with your ref. link.
57. Use the dot.tk so you can change your referral link completely.
58. Make a sign to put on a row of shared mailboxes
59. www.reftraders.com
60. Sign up for a virtual business card. www.entrecard.com and list your blog under the money making forum. Once you sign up, visit other money making blogs and drop your card on their site.
61. Build a huge MySpace friends list and dedicate the profile to your blog or website.
62. Place business cards with your referral link in shopping carts.
63. Put up a flyer that has your ref. link with tear off tabs on store bulletin boards.
64. Go to the library and place business cards with referral links in books about financing, debt, home businesses, etc.
65. Place business cards with referral link in public restrooms.
66. Place your referral link on counterstrike.
67. Text your link to all your friends/family.
68. Make a tag to your site link or your blog.
69. Set your in-game username to a shortened link or your referral link.
70. Hold up a sign on a street corner just like a car wash.
71. Write a song about it
72. Put your URL in your PS3's comment.
73. Point out that this is not a scam such as "free to sign up”, post testimonials, or "doesn't require confidential information such as credit cards, bank account, or social security info.
74. Register to www.getref.com where you can earn referrals.
75. Print off fake/dummy checks and leave them at heavily populated places.
Make it out to Uncle Sam for $23,000, sign it, and just below the dollar amount, put in case this check is found, please visit www.”yourwebsite”.com.
76. The idea is that if you have ever lost Money you can make it back at this website: http://www.ccsinternet.org/lostnfound.gif.
77. Hold a raffle drawing for a cheap product and give out raffle tickets with your ref link or website on it.
78. Advertise on Craigslist
79. Have a pilot write your ref. link in the sky with his plane.
80. Put business cards in the credit card slots at gas stations.
81. Make business card coupons with your website or ref. link and leave at different stores with a Take One – Free sign.
82. Buy a pack of blank CD’s and burn a run file of your website or a notepad file with a copy of your blog or ref link.
83. Print free business cards at Vistaprint.com
84. Get pencils, paper, pens, magnets, etc printed with your link on them and "leave" them lying around. (Free at VistaPrint.com).
85. Start up a free online game site full of free java and flash games and embed your banner into the top of each game.
86. Paint your referral link on your car and go on a road trip across America.
87. Put the link on your msn name.
88. Pass out cards at a trade show.
89. Write your link on the back of a restaurant paper placemat.
90. Threaten people to sign up
91. Tell them if they sign up, and use the forums, they can see a dancing banana!
92. Get a rubber stamp and stamp your ref. link or website on envelopes that you use to mail bills.
93. Offer to help find their first referrals after signing up under you.
94. Write an article.
95. Paint your referral link on the street
96. "Brand" yourself with a familiar name on forums, articles, etc.
97. Reserve a booth at the next festival or fair and set up a wireless laptop for demos.
98. Cross-link your website, blogs, articles, posts, and classifieds.
99. Get custom-made ink-filled shoes with your ref. link embedded on the bottom so everywhere you walk, it acts like a pen and stamps your link everywhere!
100. Open a store with your website name or ref. link!

Nope, i did not write this, and take no credit for it. I found it on the cashcrate forums

But never the less it is a great list! Now, I'm off to go and get my custom ink-filled shoes repaired, the ink packs sprung a leak....

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Spiderweb System = A Web of Crap?

Free. Yes, the great mystery word on the internet. Rarely is anything free at all in the world of online money making, there are only a few exceptions. So naturally, I was cautious when I stumbled upon the thespiderwebsystem.com . It was making amazing clams that all the other sites were charging big bucks for. You know, it was saying the same stuff as any other site: “Make 73,658 dollars in 3 months!”, “Never work again”, and of course “We are so crazy for giving this away for free that if you don’t sign up than you must be crazy and should not be allowed to ever use the internet again”. You know, same old same old.

Now, what REALLY made this stand out was not only the fact that it had a kick ass super hero look’n logo, but also that in order to sign up and get the instructional videos all you had to do was fill out an online form. It really was free. Amazing, simply amazing. But did it stop there?

Whoa, just like evil Spiderman

Well, yes. That’s about all that is free. Granted that it is a pretty good deal for information that may of otherwise cost you, but that’s no making money. All you get for free is an account and free step by step videos on how to set up your….sigh, Global Domains account and Google Adwords account. Yes, the spiderweb system is pretty much a guide on how to work with Adwords.

I got all the way through the instruction videos until it told me that it would be pretty much impossible to make money without signing up for the following services, and that my good people was when I was done. I mean, I can’t say that the spiderweb system is a complete and utter sack of crap because I did not try it fully, as in did not pay them. And from what I have read from looking around in forums is that some invested and did alright with it but many others put money into it and got zip. Who knows, maybe you have tried it and now your are a millionaire. (if so, then why are you reading this?)

What I feel I would get back from this site.

In the end, I know there are better ways to make money then getting caught in this web. Although you know, free videos about internet marketing, you could always just sign up free for those!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Look at This!

I got this check a while back ago, when i first started. Not bad for a beginner,eh? YES they pay! and i got to say, payment is the best part of Cashcrate.



But hey, why don't you give it a shot? I mean, really you can't lose, it's free. You have a better chance of slipping on a banana peel and being robbed by a pack of broken bottle wielding Proboscis Monkeys than you do not making money for this site.

Can't wait for my next check...

Free online advertisment = What?

So, in my desperate attempts to scavenge the internet for every type of “free” advertising i can I came upon this place

http://businessads.com-z.us

This weird sketchy looking site is a place where you can post text ads for free. But see, it looks like the kind of place that advertising webbots would find and automatically crap their advertisements everywhere until eventually the whole site would be nothing but computers advertising to computers with no human being viewing the ads all. And although I’m sure there are lots of site out there like that, this one does not seem to be like this…seem.

I guess what makes me most skeptical about this is when I post my ads, within about a few hours it says “1,046 hits”. WHAT THE HELL? I mean, that sounds great and all but since when does a free advertising place get me that many clicks for free? Or you know, it could just be lying. But hey, I guess I could be paying for this and getting the same results…good thing I’m not.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

CashCrate: What the heck is it?

Ok, so maybe you have heard of CashCrate, maybe you haven't. I'm going to give you the heads up about it. CashCrate is pretty much a way to make money by filling out offers and taking surveys to name a few. There are a lot of ways to make money from this site. And here is the best part, it is absolutely free. I have been to other make money sites that say free on them, but then it turns out only the “sign up” was free or only the “information” was free and everything else you got to pay for. LAME. But not here. I have never had to pay a cent or given any sort of credit card information what-so-ever.

I guess what I love the most about this site is that they keep their word. They don’t try to fool you into thinking you are going to make a bajillion dollars in one week. You get back as much as you put into it. And they will always pay you. That’s actually what puts them apart from the other sites, their consistency with paying. I don’t know about you but I like having some extra cash around every month.

So give it a try, sign up is free. I mean what have you got to lose? Nothing! Its great you can't lose! But you potentially have a lot to gain.