Thursday, March 27, 2008

Sites That Pay Bloggers To Blog

Sometimes some people may ask you why spend so much time in blogging? You can tell them by showing them some advantages of blogging. Besides that, there are many ways to make money in the world of Blogosphere too. One of the most common way to make money is through sites that pay you to blog.

Today, I’ve compiled a few sites that pay bloggers to blog. Hope you’ll find this useful.

PayPerPost pays for blogging. With PayPerPost advertisers are willing to pay you for your opinion on various topics. Make a blog posting, get your content approved, and get paid.

Review Me pays to review products and services on your site. You control what you review. Submit your site for inclusion into our ReviewMe publisher network. Begin by creating a free account. If approved, your site will enter our ReviewMe marketplace and clients will purchase reviews from you. You decide to accept the review or not. You will be paid $20.00 to $200.00 for each completed review that you post on your site.

Smorty pays you for writing your opinion about peoples products, services and websites on your blog. Get paid weekly. No advertising, just write your opinions. You are free to select the subjects that interest you. You can post in multiple blogs to earn more.

Weblogs, Inc. offers you to apply to blog for one of 90 fine blogs — or suggest a blog topic and maybe we’ll start a new blog! WIN bloggers are paid to blog as little or as much as they like, are unfiltered, and can shift from blog to blog within the network. The only requirements are that you be totally honest with your audience and passionate about the subjects you cover.

SponsoredReviews With SponsoredReviews, you set your own price. Depending on the size of your readership and the quality of your blog posts, you can earn anywhere from $10 to $1000 per review. If you are a major site, you might be able to get even more.

DayTipper If you have a tip that is insightful, helpful, and original, DayTipper will publish it and pay you $3 (US). You write the content. It shares it with the world.

Blogsvertise’s advertisers want you to mention and talk about their websites, products and services in your blogs and journals. They want the publicity, the exposure, the Buzz! that online bloggers and internet journals can generate for their web site products and services. In exchange blogsvertise pays you in paypal per task/blog entry, for writing / talking about / mentioning their website in your blog.

There are also some blogs that are currently holding a blog contest. They will to pay you if you are a winner of the contest. To join the contest is simple, all you need to do is just follow the requirements for the contest.

My friend Hye, she just started a contest at her blog. Check out Your Online Guide for more information. Maybe you will get a chance to be the winner.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The World's Most Expensive Mouse

Every now and then we happen to come across some products aimed directly at those people who have so much money that they really don't know what to do with it. So, if you've already got a yacht, the latest pimped up Brabus Mercedes, a private jet and, why not, your own island, then you probably can also afford a computer mouse worth 24,180 US dollars, namely the "Diamond Flower" model developed by the well-known Swiss manufacturer of weird and extravagant mouses.

So, why is this thing so extremely expensive? Well, the main reason is probably the fact that the "Diamond Flower" is cast from 18-carat white gold and set with 59 brilliants. And we're not talking about some fake or minuscule brilliants, but about 58 stones with a diameter of 2 mm and 1 with the diameter of 4 mm. Moreover, the manufacturer assures us that none of the gems is a "conflict diamond", meaning that none of them comes from certain countries sanctioned by the UN.

Besides being a real piece of jewelry, the mouse doesn't offer any impressive technical specifications. Thus, we're talking about an ordinary 3-button wheel mouse, which connects either via USB or via PS/2 to a PC or Mac system, and sports an 800 dpi resolution. This very impressive (at least at a visual level) mouse is available in 2 models, the aforementioned "Diamond Flower" model, as well as the "Scattered Diamond", which sports the same number of brilliants, but this time scattered all around the surface of the mouse. So, what do you think? Would you pay that kind of money for this thing?

(Via: Softpedia)

Monday, March 17, 2008

6 Social Networks That (Promise To) Pay

For a new social network to gain a piece of the pie from leaders MySpace and Facebook, it has to exhibit something different. Something that would attract potential members. But how else could a social network make itself different when MySpace and Facebook seem to have everything? For these 6 social networks, giving incentives or paying their members is their strategy to build membership base. I’ve tried a couple of these social networks that pay (or at least that promises to pay) but I never did anything to promote them to my friends and so I ‘vet never earned a single dime. For those looking for ways to earn from these social networking sites, examine each of them carefully and see which would really pay you to become members and to recruit members.

Here are 6 social networking sites that may actually pay you to become member and to recruit members:

Yuwie – Established sometime in 2007, Yuwie currently boast of more than 500K members to date. Yuwie’s payment scheme is similar to some MLM scheme when paying for referrals. The number of referrals would be multiplied to the number of page views that members get from their profiles, blogs, and other content in Yuwie. To learn more about Yuwie, watch this video.

Friendswin – Unlike Yuwie, Friendswin have a more complicated way of paying its members, more specifically its pioneering members or what it calls as IMRs. I signed up for Friendswin when it was still in beta mode and has not launched. There were several online seminar calls during those times but I never really understood what it’s all about. Friendswin has finally launched and it seems to be a pretty solid social networking site.

Ximmy – A social networking review site which pays gives corresponding points to members’ bookmarked news, videos, pictures and websites. Think of it as that pays. Points gained by members can be redeemed for cash. If you are into bookmarking, might as well earn from doing it.

Capazoo – Capazoo has several ways by which members can earn money, through membership referral and ad revenue sharing. When a member refers a new member and that referred member upgrades to privileged or VIP membership, the member who referred them will be given Zoop points which can be redeemed for cash. Capazoo also share its ad revenues to members’ 7% of all net profits three times a year and in 10% of advertising revenues once a month. Now this one seems interesting, I might try it out .

Myviewin – Similar to Yuwie, myviewin also pays members from recruiting new members to join the network. Aside from this, it also has ad revenue and profit sharing scheme for its members. What instant 5$? Join myviewin now.

Flixya – Offers 100% ad revenue sharing to members who have Google Adsense account. If you are an existing Adsense publisher, you can earn money by creating contents in Flixya.


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

China Plans 'Most Luxurious Train In The World'

CHINA will launch "the most luxurious train in the world" to ply the route from Beijing to Tibet's capital, Lhasa, it was reported overnight.

However, a ride on the train, which will begin operations on September 1, will be about 20 times more expensive than the ordinary fare of about 2000 yuan or $US280 ($300), Xinhua news agency said.

"The interior of the train will be decorated according to the standards of a five-star hotel, making it the most luxurious train in the world," said Zhu Mingrui, general manager of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway Corporation.

"Such a train can only seat 96 passengers. The fare would be about 20 times the normal price and also much more than an airline ticket," he said.

There will be three trains, which will head from Beijing to Lhasa every eight days. The luxury journey will take five days.

Each train will have 12 passenger cars, two dining cars and a sightseeing car. Each passenger car will have four 10-square-metre suites featuring a double bed, a living room and bathing facilities.
The train line to the Himalayan "roof of the world" went into operation in July 2006.

Chinese authorities see the 1142km railway as an important tool in modernising and developing Tibet, which has been part of China since its troops occupied the region in 1950.

However, critics say the line is allowing the Han Chinese, the national majority, to flood into Tibet, leading to the devastation of the local culture as well accelerating environmental degradation of the region.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Interesting LED Shower Light

One of the annoying things about getting in the shower is making sure that the water is the right temperature. This is especially annoying if your shower takes a minute or two to get warm. Sure, you could just stick your hand in and feel the temperature, but surely there’s a geekier way to do it, right? Of course there is, just get a shower head that emits light based on how warm the water is.

The LED Shower Head will change color from blue to red when the water gets over 89° F/32° C. Sure, you’ll probably still need to do a bit of tweaking to get it just right, but at least you’ll know when it is warm. My favorite part of this is that the LEDs are powered by the water flowing through the shower head. The water pressure builds up energy by passing through small turbines contained within. You can pick one up for $45.

[ Wowcoolstuff ] VIA [ GreenHead ]