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Author: redbaron7 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 91  
Subject: Re: Where to jump in? Date: 4/22/2005 10:42 AM
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http://www.survey-platinum.com/?hop=fromgoogle. Have you heard of this? How about http://www.onlinesupplier.com? I am losing my job so I thought I might get


I think TANSTAAFL applies - there ain't no such thing as a free lunch.
Be careful. If it is too good to be true, it almost certainly is.

Do you know much about web page stuff? If not, then EBay might be a good start - easy to setup, etc.
I use EBay, but not as a way to make money - more to get rid of junk and get stuff cheap. (eg. a touch screen I needed for a project that I bought in the past week. Yes its old, but at a 20% of the cost of a new one...)
My experience with selling hobby stuff on EBay is that I would expect it to be a difficult way to make money - everyone expects a bargain. It probably depends on what you're selling though.

Can you write good text about something interesting? Something that there's a commercial interest in?
If so, you could build a website about that topic and put Google AdSense on it. People come to your site due to good interesting content. They then click on the ads which are highly targeted (by Google - all automatic - they decide on the best ads) and you make a few cents per click (or dollars if you're really lucky!).

A lot of hobby pages use this method (mine do). My observation is that if you want to make money you will need something with a significant commercial interest. Of my pages, the Land Rover pages make about twice as much as the steam locomotive pages even though they get a fraction of hits. The reason? The advertisers are dealers and parts suppliers who place more value on a click. Also, there's no shortage of Land Rover dealers and car part sellers to advertise.

There was a case posted up here on TMF about some schoolkid who made a $1000/wk doing this. He had a large cellphone site. Probably no girls either :-)

To do this needs work - you need to add new compelling articles every day.


RB
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