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Note : This template will work only with the classic templates of blogger. Please select classic templates to use this template on your blog.

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Affiliate Programs 101 - Get affiliate programs working for you!

Affiliate programs are an excellent way to make money online by referring customers. It is possible to make hundreds of dollars an hour and work only a few hours a day by joining or creating your own affiliate program. Sound tempting? There are many affiliate programs that can help you make a sustainable passive income through a website.

So, what are affiliate programs exactly?

An affiliate program is designed to share revenue between you and a business that sells services or products. The business will reward you with money for sending customers their way. You simply place predesigned links and banners on your website. When a visitor clicks on that link and purchases a product or service, you earn a referral fee. Usually a referral fee comes from a percentage of the total amount sold. That percentage can vary from business to business and product to product. Some affiliate programs will only pay you for a limited amount for time while others will track the sales from your referrals for the entire life of the customer. In some programs you can also earn a percentage of the revenue created from people you signup. Lookout for subaffiliate and two-tier programs.

How do I get started and begin making money?

Let us take you through the process. First, you need to find an affiliate program to join. Commission Junction is a company that allows you to choose affiliate programs in nearly every area that interests you. They also collect all your commissions and compile all your earnings into one paycheck, so that you receive only one check instead of a series of small checks that can take time to get paid out. Be sure to take your time when browsing through the categories and select the ones that would work best for you and your websites topic.

Most programs will give you instructions on how to establish a link to their website. Normally, the web page allows you to produce a HTML code to post on your website. This HTML code will display an image or text on your web page that is directly linked to the businesses website and contains information that will let the business know which click through came from your website.

Is it easy making money with affiliate programs?

Remember there is no easy money. You cannot simply setup a website, display your affiliate links, and expect the money to come rolling in. There are a few things to consider first. You need to decide and plan what kind of website you should have that would allow you to start making money by selling products or services. It is important to create a website that has content, provides a service and has purpose. Never create a website that consists solely of affiliate links. This looks very unprofessional and will not bring in the traffic and customers that you desire.
It is up to you to market your website and lure the visitors to your website and affiliate links. The more visitors you attract, the higher the sales, which equals more money for you! Only hard work and persistence will grant you the keys to success. Its now time to research all of your options, create a website, implement your affiliate links, and start generating money online! Have fun..

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Creating multiple content websites and making money with Google Adsense!

Is it Possible for Me to Have More Than One Site For My Google Adsense Account?

Yes. The more sites you have displaying Google Adsense ads the more money you will
make with your sites. A useful tool is to create a Google Adsense 'channel' so you can
track ad impressions and what sites and adsense placements are making the money.
Login to your Google Adsense account and create ads that match the colour schemes
of your website. Then, simply copy and paste the adsense code into different parts of
your website. The adsense code will detect your sites keywords and page content to
display relevant website links.

You can have upto 3 ads on each page. Its a good idea to add a Google Adsense
Search box to your sites as well. This is a great way to make money as you can get
multiple clicks with one search! Once again use the 'channels' feature so you know
where the clicks are coming from.

When creating new sites with adsense make sure it conforms with the Google
Adsense Program Policies. If your account gets terminated for any reason, you would
not be able to display the Google Adsense ads and would make no money.
To further expose your website to search engines you'll want to create an .xml
Sitemap file that includes a list of all pages within your wesite. This website provides
a simply solution for creating a sitemap Create and upload
this file into your websites root directory. This enables Google’s webcrawler to detect
and index all of your pages!

Is it Beneficial to Buy Google Adsense “Secrets” E-books and Reports?

The fact is Google Adsense will tell you everything you need to know for free. They
have a support site that covers virtually everything you would need to know about
the program and experience will teach you the rest, although there are some
interesting books on

As with any money-making venture, there are pitfalls, pros and cons and some
outright cons. Google Adsense has become very popular so it’s no surprise there is a
wealth of information for sale.
There are a lot of people out there in cyberspace who will gladly answer your
questions for free and there are many forums where you can post questions. You can
even email the Google Adsense Support Staff if you have questions that their Support
Site doesn’t answer.

Experience will probably be your best teacher anyway. And the good news is the
Google Adsense program makes that experience painless in that you have nothing to
lose. So just take a chance on yourself for now. Learn everything you can to
maximize your earning potential.

Lookout for 'Google Adsense Firesale' which is a package of 40 websites that are
specially designed for search engines and for Google Adsense, and
Clickbank revenue. Simply insert you affiliate ID and start making money online today!

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Indian Telemarketers having nervous breakdowns due to verbal abuse

Workers in India are having nervous breakdowns after being abused by fed-up Australians but they aren't getting much sympathy. Quote: "Some companies are regretting outsourcing their business to India because of the damage it does to their products' reputation." Finally!

After This article got quite a number of responses, I decided to blog about it and Also create a poll.

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Blog from Microsoft Word | Free add-in from Google has released a useful add-in for Microsoft Word, which enables bloggers to use Microsoft Word as a blogging, editing and publishing tool. You don't even have to open up the browser. Check your system specifications whether this add-in is compatible with your system.( )

The add-in is free to download from here .

Note: This add-in does not work with newer layouts of blogger ( ). There also seems to be an issue with MS Word2007 Blogger Feature.

Blog Promotion Secrets | blog search engines & blog directories.

Technorati and Digg are a good place to submit your blog. People look for blog content at Technorati every day. Almost every site will ask for following information.

  • Blog Title

  • Blog URL

  • Blog Description

  • Blog Keywords

  • Your name

  • Your Email

  • Blog Feed URL

  • Blog Photo

Keep the above mentioned information ready while submitting to these sites.

Be an Active blogger.
The more you blog the more chances there are that your blog will attract visitors. Let people comment on your blogs and reply to them when asked, this way you are building a relationship with your visitors and also getting good feedback on your post. When some of your posts start getting more attention than other posts you should follow up the article with an extended post. That will give your blog more popularity.

Help the search engines help you
Always make good use of page titles, post titles. Use titles, which accurately describe your post and make a powerful impact on the readers mind. Be aware that in most cases the visitor will read the post title in a fraction of a second and decide if he/she wants to continue reading. You have to provide an interesting and hopefully short and descriptive title. Also make sure that you format your post title differently than the article itself, like making it bold or different color, size etc. Don’t use too many capital letters in your sentences. It gives an impression of being a spam log or in short “splog”.

Using Graphics and Images.
I have to admit that ever since I got a high-speed connection to the Internet, I almost used to forget that there are still so many users who are on dial-up connections and the blog shouldn’t choke on their connection. Try to use minimum graphics and external scripts on your blog, optimize your images before using it on your blog. You can find free online graphics optimizers.

Track user hits to your site / blog
Install a hit counter on your blog/site. There are many free ones you can choose, I personally recommend statcounter. By studying the stats you can actually gain useful knowledge about the blog visitors. It will help you find out what things you are doing right and what you aren’t.

Format your content for better readability
Lets face it, We all hate to read a post where ideas are crammed into one long paragraph. Long paragraphs make the posts very boring to read through and chances are that your visitors will not even read the whole paragraph. Make wise use of text formatting features on your blog post. Split different ideas within a post into different paragraphs and try to keep your posts short. Split the posts itself and let the visitors decide if they want to read more of your posts.

Be an active commenter
Read others blogs and write comments on their blogs. You should also leave a link to your blog and you could get some visitors from that blog / website. You can also join forums, discussion groups etc. but be careful to post your comments on relevant forum topics and do not spam the forums or mail of the visitors.

Remember always that there are only two golden rules of blog promotion
Rule 1
: Promote your blog today as best as you can
Rule 2: Come back tomorrow and re-read both the rules again.

Free Pixel Advertising for Blog Promotion

Have you heard of “Alex Tew”? A couple of years ago, nobody had heard of him. He was a 21 year old who wanted to make some cash on the Internet. He came up with an idea and within 4 months he managed to touch the million dollar mark. His Idea was to create a webpage to sell ad space (pixels) to advertisers and create a site not very different from the classifieds column of the local newspapers.

At first glance, the concept of this website must have looked quite similar to “Free for All” link sites to the advertisers then, why would anyone want to advertise on a site which was just weeks old and mostly unheard of. Alex’s Idea was Original and Unique. He publicized his concept to an extent where it started making some money and made it into news stories. Soon, more people started taking interest on his site and this brought more advertisers to his site and more revenue and popularity. Its popularity grew steadily and was mentioned in numerous websites, magazines, news clippings, newspapers etc.

Alex Tew’s story as published by BBC is here ( ), and his homepage is Many websites took up his concept to create copycat sites and some actually managed to make good revenue from it. His success also made some people jealous his website had to face DdoS attack for ransom. Someone out of jealousy created the site or perhaps this was another way to cash in on the popularity of the milliondollarhomepage.

Alex Tew started a whole new concept of pixel advertising. I found out that pixel advertising brought more visitors to my blog than google. If you need traffic you can also try out the free pixel advertisements that are being offered by some of the sites.
You can use the google search box to search for the sites where you can advertise your site/blog for free

Free Pixel Advertisement for your blog

A positive google pagerank for $0 Challenge Blog

Finally, Google took note of the $0 challenge blog and this blog jumped from 0 pagerank to pagerank 3. I suppose this is both good as well as bad news. Firstly, Iam happy that without any paid marketing or even paid services I managed to create a pagerank 3 Blog/Website, On the other hand, Iam worried that this blog will be spammed with spam links in order to improve their pagerank. That is not the way to go. Instead just $1 will get you on the frontpage of my blog for one whole month. Interested anyone? maybe someone will take an interest to just congratulate me for getting a pagerank 3.

Free Blog Promotion and Writing Quality Content

Most people want to promote their blogs in the most easiest of ways, And hope that scores of people would line up to read their crap weblog. Well, this is for all those people who have not yet been able to find the pages related to blog promotion authored by

Firstly, advises to try out certain settings on blogger itself. The document suggests to set the blog to ping Quite frankly, I am not sure if this makes much of a difference. Lets move on to other suggestions.

Further, it suggests that we activate our navbar( The navigation bar on top ). Clicking the "nextblog" button it says is quite "popular". So, I also joined in the bandwagon and started clicking the "nextblog" button without much thought. I came across a few blogs that did not enable their navbar, but still showed up while I was clicking through. That brings us to the main question, why should we enable the navbar then when some blogs still show up without showing them?

The next suggestions of using "Email this post", "switching on the site feed" and "add your blog to blogger listing" is quite useful and I suggest to follow the suggestions as advised by

Writing Quality Content: This is what makes one blog stand out from the crowd or should I say BlogCrowd. Sometimes we just run out of ideas to write new content on the blog. On those days I choose to surf other blogs and pick up ideas to use on my blog ( I said "pick up" ideas NOT steal their content, be careful not to copy paste their content on your blog. ). Read the popular stories on google news, subscribe to some of the feeds of your interests and write content based on that knowledge.

Get the news while its hot and If its is an "exclusive", meaning If you can provide some content( picture, audio or something related to story) which isn't on the internet already, bake your blog with "exclusive" content and let your audience feast on that "Cake". I remember, one such instance when a sensational and controversial news was published in the newspapers and some people took up the story and "blogged" about the story. Soon people who had read the story in the newspapers, landed on these blogs. Always try to be the first in these situations. If you delay, your traffic is split with higher ranking sites.

Nowadays, the technology helps you to stay ahead of the competetion. Many people are not even aware that you can post to your blog here at just by sending email. If your blog gives you more options such as mobile blogging( blogging using mobile phones ) and publishing pictures using your camera phones, take advantage of these technologies and stay a mile ahead of the rest.

Lastly, do check the grammar and typos on your post, spelling mistakes just look really bad. Use an automated tool to check the correct usage. provides spell check as an effective tool built into the interface. You will learn more blog promotion tips and hints in future. Bookmark this site for further reference.

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$0 Challenge Blog on Yahoo

Currently the Zero Dollar Challenge Blog has climbed to #6 spot on . Check its current position here

However Zero Dollar Challenge Blog is #1 of Yahoo! India and

Yahoo! Asia

Update : The $0 Challenge blog had climbed upto #2 spot on when it was last checked. Any chance to climb on #1?

Get listed as #1 at Google

When I was new to blogging, All my blogger friends would brag about their blogs being #1 at google. Actually, becoming #1 at google isnt as difficult as some people would like you to believe. Here's your tutorial to become #1 at google. Remember, this is not a Search Engine Optimization tutorial. This article aims to teach newbies, a few tips/tricks about google, to get their blog/website to rank at the topmost position of the blog.

First do a google search of your blog url . So putting theory in practice, I shall do a google search of "zerodollarchallenge"(no spaces or quotes). Make sure that there are no Top Level Domains listed in the search, ie,,, etc. At the time I started this blog, there were no such domains listed against my blog url. If you see Top Level Domains listed, try your another blog url. Once you find the right blog url, Submit that blog url to google .

Sit back and relax, It could take some time so check back after a few months, So keep adding some good content to your blog. Try the google search after the long wait and you might just see your blog listed on #1 if you do a search for your blog URL. Go on, Start bragging about being #1 on google..

Note: this method does not guarantee a #1 rank on google, it has a 90% success chance.

Blog Link Building

Let us help you out a little in your blog promotion campaign, we will give you a free reciprocal link even if you have a new blog(We keep checking the blogs and non-serius blogs drop out of our Link Building List)

Wan't a Technorati link exchange as well? then add our blog to your technorati favorites( We have a technorati widget on our sidebar for your convenience) and leave a comment on our Free & Easy Link Exchange for Bloggers page.

Free & Easy Link Exchange for Bloggers

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The easiest way to exchange links, link to my blog with the following code and leave a comment on my blog with your link, your link will be added if you are a new or serious blogger, I generally give all blogs a link as an encouragement so that they can blog better, As the list gets longer, low quality blogs will drop out of the list so get going blogger!.

Are you a member of Just add our blog as your favorites and put the word in our ear and we will return the favour by adding your blog to our favorites, as simple as that!

Here are the TOP 25 blogs that managed to "Hang in" while others just dropped out of our TOP25 list.

Newly Added : (The following people exchanged links with my blog. you could be one of them too, so join them.)

Hints to decide where to host your blog

I decided that the first thing I need to have is a website or a blog of some kind to create an online presence. I decided to have a blog because It is a more reliable way to be online as free web page providers tend to go down without warning. Atleast a blog can stay online far longer than that(and for FREE!).

Yahoo 360, Is the blogging service that yahoo provides. You can start using Yahoo blogs if you already have a Yahoo ID. There are no additional hassles for signing up for their blogging services seperately. Yahoo blogs are for complete newbies. You can fill in the content in minutes and your blog is ready. Yahoo 360, however doesnt allow modifications to the template or adding external scripts and functionalities. Yahoo 360

Msn spaces is the blogging service of MSN/Microsoft. Like yahoo it also gives limited options to customize the template of your blog. Although they are suited for complete newbies. The drag and drop interface requires no HTML knowledge and no programming experience to set up your blog. MSN Spaces

Other free popular blogging services are Wordpress , Livejournal , Movabletype , Multiply .

Why did I choose then? Firstly it was owned by which is providing these services for free. Since Google is a big company, It is certain that It will not close down or commercialize these free services in near future. Also It gives a great opportunity to earn a little revenue from the blog or any web page using "google adsense". If you are interested in signing up for it, there is a link to the adsense on the right pane of this page.

What is a $0 challenge?

What are the things that other people add to their blogs to make it look cool! or hot! or sexy? I learnt that there are so many resources and addons that people can use on their blogs to improve the look of their blogs or add functionality to their blog. Many of these blog stuff and blog things are free of cost. The only challenge is to find the right things for your blog. Although this blog aims to be a guide for the bloggers, many of the hints, tips, hacks etc. are also relevant for personal website who look for third party enhancements for their site.

What is life without a little challenge? The Zero Dollar Challenge is the motivating factor of this blog, A personal review on the free internet blog things and stuff and a dummies guide to get started in blogging and a directory for finding those cool things for their blog/website for those, Who have never blogged before.

5 Steps & Tips for creating Websites that Generate Revenue!

We're going to be looking at the process of creating a web site and how to make money online with your site. We'll take you through the steps of choosing a domain name, web site hosting, designing your pages with web site templates, adding content and making money online with google adsense and affiliate programs.

To begin the creation of your website you will need to come up with a domain name or website addresss. Try to get an address that has specific keywords for what your business or website is about. This will make it easier to remember and will also benefit with keywords searched for on search engines. There are a lot of additional domain extensions to choose from .com .net .biz .tv etc.. A new domain extension is recently available .ws (WorldSite or WebSite) Try this domain name extension as there may be more names available than the .com's.
Top 5 Tips:
* Make the address easy to remember.
* Choose an original domain thats reflects what you are about.
* Include keywords in the domain for what your site or business is about.
* Decide what domain extension to use (.com .ws etc.) a local or international domain.
* Buy multiple domains if required. Similar wording for the domain names.

Once you have your domain name, you can signup with a hosting account web server. There are many hosting account deals out there on the web. Search around for something suitable for your website and business. It can sometimes be best to get a hosting account that is within your country. There are even hosting deals called 'resellers accounts' where you can create hosting for unlimited domains plus divide and sell webspace!Top 5 Tips:
* Search online for an appropriate hosting provider.
* Choose hosting that is within your country.
* Check details for MB allowance, email accounts, databases etc.
* See if the hosting account has an easy to use control panel.
* Decide if you want to run a 'hosting resellers account'.

If you have the skills you can design your website yourself by learning HTML or use web design software. Otherwise hire a web site designer to create your site. If you design yourself, there is a range of software available that is freeware and shareware, although we recommend buying Macromedia Studio 8 as a professional web design package.
You can take shortcuts in your design by using web site templates. Pre-designed sites that have navigation and colour schemes already created. These can save hours of time, lots of money and make your websites easier & enjoyable to design. 1000's of free and professional templates are available on the internet.
Top 5 Tips:
* Create the website yourself or hire a designer.
* Choose suitable design software.
* Surf the internet to get ideas and learn from other websites.
* Use free or professional website templates.
* Search for free scripts and tools.

Google adsense is a great way to earn money online and add content to your web site. Google makes it easy for website designers to display relevant Google ads on their site. Because the ads match your keywords and content, your visitors have will be interested in the links, plus you will profit from the links they click on. It's as simply as that. You can also make extra money by referring others to the program. The first time they make $100US, your account is credited with $100US. Additional to this you can be credited $1 for every download and install of the Firefox web browser.
Top 5 Tips:
* Use text ad units for best results.
* Blend link colours to match your site.
* Place the google ads amongst content.
* Have links for referral signups.
* Place ads on all your pages and websites.

Affiliate programs are a great way to make money online. You simply have links to products and services on your website. Once a visitor makes a purchase through your link your can receive some great commissions on sales or even simply by people clicking on your links.
Top 5 Tips:
* Signup to a selected few good programs.
* Create your own affiliate program for your products.
* Signup with Google Adsense to create profit fast & easy.
* Create multiple streams of income on different sites.
* Use your mailing lists to advertise your affiliate programs.

Stay tuned for the next part where we'll look at promotion of the website you've created..

Phil M. is the author of this article 5 Steps & Tips for creating Websites that Generate Revenue!
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