Little Known Ways of Earning Money Online – Tip the Web

November 12th, 2010

This one goes down as one of the stranger methods of earning money online that I’ve heard of. I don’t expect it to be around long but, hey, I’ve been wrong before. I thought eBay was a stupid idea when I first heard of it, and we all know what happened there.

Tipping the Web

When I first heard one could make money “tipping the web”, all kinds of images ran through my mind. I fancied it was a new method of marketing on the web and pictured myself tipping the web up on its side and shaking money out of it. I thought it was a metaphor for a new, exciting way of squeezing a few more dollars out of the Internet.

What I actually found surprised me and left me shaking my head. I’m not even sure earning money online using this method is a possibility, but I’m going to write about it in the name of the completeness. TiptheWeb is a service through which you can put a button on your site to solicit tips. Yes, it is the online equivalent of the bellhop holding out his hand after helping you carry your bags to your overpriced room.

People asking for tips has always got under my skin a little bit. I feel that tips should be given to people that deserve them. People that actually ask for them move to the bottom of my list of deserving people. I’ve been solicited for tips at the car wash and the hotel, and those tip cups at places like Starbucks and Jamba Juice drive me nuts. I don’t mind tipping at a nice restaurant or hotel, but if you really think I’m going to give you a tip for blending a juice drink, you’re sadly mistaken.

I hope this method of earning money online doesn’t catch on. It will irritate me to no end to see a bunch of sites soliciting tips for their service. The Internet is already full of people looking to con people out of their hard earned money; now we’re going to have to deal with people begging for money as well. Why turn the Web into the online equivalent of a San Francisco street?

Creating Wealth Online by Working for the KGB

November 12th, 2010

Yes, you can get paid to work as a special agent for the KGB. Now, before you get too excited, let me explain. I’m not talking about signing up for the violent Russian state security agency. I’m talking about You can sign up at to become one of their special agents and start to earn money online.

Becoming a special agent isn’t quite as exciting as working for the actual KGB. As a special agent, you are paid to answer questions online. People send in questions via their cell phones and you get paid to answer these questions. For someone with a wealth of knowledge, this could be a quick and easy way to make some extra cash. You get paid 10 cents per question answered by you and 5 cents per question pulled from the KGB knowledge database. Many of the questions are simple one or two sentence answers so you can rack up some extra cash fairly quickly on this site.

So how do you sign up? Go to and click on “Become an Agent” at the bottom of the page. It’s tiny and easy to miss so look carefully. You now have to take a 7-section timed test. Most of the questions are pretty easy and you get to keep trying until you pass so keep working at it. Once you pass the test, you are sent an e-mail with information on how to start earning money online with KGB. Follow the instructions and you are on your way to making some extra cash.

Article Marketing Secrets – How To Get the Most Bang Out of Every Article

November 5th, 2010

I get asked all the time how people can increase their success with article marketing. The first thing I tell them is to make sure they are writing and submitting quality articles instead of the junk most people post to article directories.

Creating good content will serve a couple purposes. Your article will be more likely to be picked up by other webmasters and put on their sites. As long as they keep the links intact, which most webmasters are happy to do, instead of getting one backlink to your site from each article, now you have multiple backlinks. If you can average just 10 people picking up each article, now you only need to write and submit 10 articles to get 100 backlinks instead of a hundred articles.

The second purpose creating good content serves is that you increase your likelihood of getting traffic from your articles themselves. Articles with keywords in them are often easy to rank high in the SERPs and can result in you getting a decent amount of traffic to your site. Maximize this traffic by writing a good article with a strong call to action at the end.

The call to action should command attention. I often read articles on directories that are decent articles but have extremely weak calls to action. Instead of using the bio box to actually put a boring biography of you and what it is you do for a living, use the bio box to generate more interest in your site. When I first started article marketing, I put my bio information in the bio box and had an abysmal click-through rate on my articles. I switched over to telling people they can’t afford to miss the information on my site and the click-through rate skyrocketed.

Don’t forget to show the title some love. Use a keyword-rich title that will get people’s attention. Webmasters coming to the article directory looking for content want titles with keywords or keyword phrases in it. People surfing the web looking for information are looking for something that catches their attention. Create an article that grabs people’s attention and has a keyword or two thrown in for good measure and you’ve got a winning combination.

Use shocking titles or titles that grab the readers attentions like these:
Why You Cant’t Drop Those Extra Pounds
10 Reasons Excess Belly Fat Could Kill You
Making Money Online is Easy With These Simple Methods