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16
Feb

Monetizing Methods: WidgetBucks



Earn $$ with WidgetBucks!
In the blog post series entitled Monetizing Methods, Josh will review and explain ways of making money online.

WidgetBucks is the so called “Internet’s fastest growing ad network”, although their ads are a little different to other Ad Networks. Instead of displaying text link
ads or image ads, it displays Flash widgets with Shopping (or Local or Travel) content related to your Blog/Website. For example, if I have a blog about the latest gadgets, the widget might show MP3 Players for sale. Meanwhile, if I had the Local Widget, it’ll display Local Content (e.g. Local Gas Prices, Weather) according to the visitor’s location.

PROS
– More earnings as it is PPC, not PPA
– Widgets are easily customizable
– Payment by PayPal or Cheque
– Earnings only need to reach $50 before you can cash out
– Referral Tools available

CONS
– Long Widget Loading Times (therefore, some Page Impressions may not be counted, which leads to less Earnings)
– Cluttered Interface
– Hard to use/read Stats
– United States/Canada Visitors’ Page Impressions are counted only
– Long Time to accept new Sign Ups (It took me 4 days)

Overall, I use this on Josh’s Blog too, although the earning are really low, even lower than Google AdSense. If you’re interested, Sign Up for WidgetBucks here. Just make sure you make enough Orginal Content on your ste first.

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14
Feb

Monetizing Methods: Google AdSense

In the blog post series entitled Monetizing Methods, Josh will review and explain ways of making money online.

Google AdSense has to be the most widely used method to monetizing anyone’s website or blog. The application process is quick, easy and painless, and the program is available to (almost) anyone around the world. Heck, it’s even used on Josh’s Blog!

Quick Facts
PROS
– Completely FREE to use
– Easy Quick Application Process (within 24 hours)
– Large Acceptance Policy (They’ll likely to accept your application process as long as your website meets the requirements, see here)
– No selling required
– Easy Integration with other Google Products (e.g. Feedburner, Blogger and Google Knol)
– Clean, Easy to Use Interface
– Good Reporting Stats


Great, now make sure you know the Website Requirements. You’ll get rejected if your website doesn’t have enough content too, so make you sure you blog a few posts before applying for the program. 

CONS
– Money only comes by Cheque/Direct Transfer (No PayPal, Google Checkout etc)
– Money has to reach a whopping $100 before you can cash out
– To combat fraud, there’s a waiting time of a month between the time you reach $100 and getting the cheque/transfer
– VERY small Commission
– Hard Work

Conclusion:
If you’re looking for a get-rich quick scheme, Google AdSense isn’t for you. Google AdSense takes a lot of time (and effort) in order to gain a few cents a day. The CPC (Cost per Click) highly depends on your Website’s Page Impression.

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