Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Paypal Account

I've got an issue with my Paypal account at the mo. I've recently been sent a new bank card for my current account and the big number across the middle has changed, however my Paypal account is registered to my old account number.

I'm pretty sure this won't be a big deal as I've never actually verified my other account anyway so I've just removed it for now and plan to attach it to my new number asap. Has anyone had any problems with things like this in the past? I was just wondering if I did have any money in my Paypal account when this happened whether it would have caused me any big issues or not?

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Clicks While I Was Gone

Amazingly I was still getting views on my blogs while I was away and actually a few clicks as well.

The blog that is still viewed the most is the 'My Best Self' blog the majority of the advert clicks came from there as well. I think this is a topic which really hits home with alot of people. Plus the nature of my blogging usually means I mention weight loss which ensures quite a few diet / weight loss adverts on my blog and it seems like web users are more attracted by these adverts than some of the others on my other blogs. For example my travel blog has quite a few adverts for things like malaria advice abroad etc, very specialised and only really of interested to people who happen to be travelling to malaria zones in the near future.

So in summary it's much more productive to blog on a topic that is of interest to a large group of the online community.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Back from Nepal

Hey all,

I've just got back from volunteering in Nepal and it was brilliant and terrible at the same time! Anyway as a result I haven't been working on my working from home for 3 weeks and now have to shift my thinking into getting back into it. I hope it's not as hard as it sounds lol.


Thursday, 27 August 2009


Im defo going to give this a go. Im going to Nepal next week for nearly a month and so have been having a big sort out of everything and i've realised just how much suff I have! At least some of this can fetch a good price on Ebay I figure.

I don't know too much about this so far as I don't yet have an Ebay account but I look forward to setting one up :-)

Friday, 14 August 2009


I have found this site called SocialGo and I think it's fab! Im sure, long term it will have limitless ways to cash in on the internet but even if it didn't I would still think it is a very funky site.

Basically it allows you to set up your own community. There are various options depending on how hi-tech you want to get but one of those options is free. You can pick any subject you like (obviously im sure there may be rules re dodgy topics so if you wanted to set up an adult porn community for example you may want to check these out first) and then get creating! You can add forums, invite people to join, start discussions etc and there are some really funky backgrounds and fonts for you to really personalise the site.

Im in the very beginning stages of setting mine up so I will let you know how I go and of course invite you all to join once my site is a bit more presentable.

Friday, 7 August 2009

Using Forums To Increase Traffic

The most important thing to say here is that this defo works.

I have four blogs and I have been promoting one above the others through forums and it gets way more traffic than the others. I searched google for forums which centered around my blogs topic (in this case weightloss and body improvement) and joined the one at the top of the list, reasoning that if they had reached that spot then they would be one of the more popular forums. I set up a signature which included a link to my blog then set about starting my own thread and commenting on others whereever possible and bingo, increased traffic to that blog.

What I will say though is that you do have to be interested in your topic (which I am as im currently on a health kick) and you have to post relevant remarks. If you just type the odd word here and there not only will people be on to you, but they won't be interested enough in what you have to say to click on your link and find out more.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Adsense Update

Well I thought it was time I gave you an update re my Adsense earnings, which basically is people clicking on the adverts by the side of my four blogs.

£2.99! Thats what I have reached so far. Now don't get me wrong im chuffed to have earn't anything but I think we can agree that is a low figure.

I was initially impressed with the way Adsense works as it targets ad's to your blogs content, however im not at all sure whats going wrong as my page impression figures have gone way up but actually getting clicks on the adverts are not following through.

Since I can't control the adverts on my blogs the only thing really to do is to keep trying to increase traffic. At the moment im mainly doing this through forums, joining specific forums related to each blogs topic and then linking back to my blog through my signature.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Ideas Wanted

Hey All,

As anyone who is interested in this topic will know there are literally thousands of working from home ideas out there and while im going to do my best to work through and evaluate as many as I can, Im also throwing the floor open to anyone from blogger who might like to suggest things for me to try out?

The ideas can be pretty much anything, if there is something that has caught your eye but maybe you haven't had time to look into it yet, then give me a shout and I will test it out for you.

I would also just like to say thanks for everyones comments so far, feedback is great and keeps me on the right track!


Saturday, 25 July 2009

Confused Over Content Promote

Hmm well im reporting back on my efforts with Content Promote from my last post but I have to admit im a bit confused. Once signed up I submitted my blogs url's so they could use the content automatically but im not at all sure this is all you need to do.

There seems to be an option to submit data manually as well so I guess that would mean copying and pasting each blog post but that does seem like extra effort if I am also submitting automatically. The trick will be working out if the auto feed is actually working.

The site it's self doesn't give that much information and there is no forum, which I usually find is by far the best way to get your questions answered.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Content Promote

Hey All,

Im sure lots of you here have been in the Coffee Shop looking for advice on promoting your blog so that it reaches more people. I set up a post asking this very question the other day and got a suggestion from a chap called Vin about submitting your blog content to Content Promote

This seemed like too good an oppertunity to miss so I have gone along and signed up. Im currently at the stage where I have confirmed my email add and im now waiting for approval. As soon as there is more news I will report back.

Sunday, 19 July 2009


Yuwie is a new site I found recently and so far seems to be alot like Facebook, apart from the fact that you get paid, for page impressions and inviting new members. Literally all I have done so far is set up an account so I don't have that much information yet but I did pop into the chat room and lots of the members seem to prefer it to Facebook and MySpace so far.

There is still lots for me to find out about Yuwie yet, not least how you actually go about recieving the money you earn, so I will do lots more research and report back at a later date.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Body Improvements Forum

Following the success of posting in the Coffee Shop I decided to spread my wings and find other un-blogger related forums to post in. As each of my blogs concentrates on very different topics I would need to find relevant forums for each but decided in the first instance to concentrate on my blog, which is basically about my body improvement attempts e.g. weight loss etc.

A quick search on google showed that the Body Improvements forum seemed to be one of the most popular and seemed to fit the bill nicely! Lots of posts about weight loss etc on there. It took a few mins to join and then I was away. You can post immediatly and it lets you add a signature which appears at the end of every post, I included my blog addy in mine. Body Improvements forum actually shows this signature straight away as well, which is good as i've seen some other forums that require you to post so many messages before it will show up. If anyone is interested in checking them out the link is see if you can spy any of my posts ;-)

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Dedication Seems To Work

Good news! My income from adsense has trippled since I last wrote :-) Granted this is still not a great deal in the scheme of things but im so happy to be seeing some progress, I wonder if everyone feels this excited in the beginning? It's kinda like gambling I bet lol.

Anyway all I have been doing so far is posting in the coffee shop on blogger and leaving my blog addy at the end of every post and actually I haven't even left that many posts yet (maybe 4 or 5) but it is defo having an effect which is brilliant. I have also been following other interesting blogs out there (of which there are many). This seems to help in a community effect kind of way as other bloggers can find you through links etc, in fact I have had one comment already saying this is how someone found my blog :-)

Monday, 13 July 2009


Hi All,

Just a bit of a follow on from my last post - i've been reading up and it really does seem like a bit of dedication is whats needed for this online income game. There is countless advice out there saying that to suceed online is really all about dedication and it's defo not some slacker way of getting ahead. Therefore I have resolved to be much more dedicated to my 2 blogs in the future!


Thursday, 9 July 2009

Pushing The Pound Mark


Firstly thank to those that commented on my last post :-) they were my first comments and it was great to get some feedback and encouragement from you guys.

Well my Adsense account is pushing the pound mark now lol, im on about 93p! lol. Im not discouranged though as I haven't been spending alot of time on here lately as i've been away again so I think once I show some dedication things will really start to move.


Monday, 8 June 2009

Clicks At Last!

Hey All,

We'll I've just come back from being away with friends and guess what - when I logged into my Adsense account I found that I had had quite a few page impressions and 2 clicks! It might seem a little nuts to get excited over this but at least things are off the ground now and I don't feel like im flogging a dead horse :-)

So broken down so far here are my earnings using google adsense from my 2 blogs:

April - $0.01
May - $0.28
June (so far) - £0.11

So as you will agree not ground breaking stuff yet but we are off the ground and things are defo on the move :-)

Friday, 22 May 2009

Monetise Blog Check Up 2

Still getting the odd page impression but no clicks on the adverts yet. I think the next step is to try and get my blogs to reach more people so the plan now is to research ways of doing this. Hopefully more to follow on increasing traffic to your blogs.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Monetise Blog Check Up

Hey well as I expected i've just checked back in on my blog and loads of work from home adverts have appered. This Adsense thing seems to be a good idea, I like the way the ad's are targeted to your blogs contents so that people reading your blog will actually see adverts that should be relevant to them rather than Google just throwing any old ad up.

I've signed into my adsense account and it shows page impressions verses clicks which is helpful. It looks like a few people have had a look at the blog so thanks for that guys, hope you find it helpful BUT no clicks on the adverts yet so we will have to see how that goes.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Monetise My Blog

Funnily enough there is actually an option on here to 'monetise your blog' so the first thing im going to do is give that a go. I've set up my AsSense account and the next step seems to be to attach this blog to it so that ad's can start appering on my page. This sounds like a fab option to me as AsSense say they target ad's to your age's audience so im assuming lots of work from home style adverts will start to appear very soon! I might even be able to pick up some tips myself, although im not going to click on my own ad's as there are some pretty harsh warnings about this sort of behaviour on the AsSense site. I half expect army dudes to drop through my window the moment I hover my mouse over one of my own ad's, eeck. I'll keep you all updated as to how it goes. xx

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Hi Everyone

Hello All,

I've decided to start this blog as anyone who will have read my other blog will know that I am out of work at the moment and so looking at my various options.

Like loads of other people love the thought of setting my own hours and working from home so before the money situation gets too desperate I thougt I would give this a go! Im sure like shed loads of others im going to fall flat on my face but ah well, if you don't try you don't know and if nothing else it might give a few people some laughs along the way.