MyZip.net

If you are like me, you are constantly looking for more ways to make money online without getting scammed. If you’re interested in making money for blogging, check this out.

Cruising on some message boards a few weeks back, I found an opportunity to become a paid blogger with no experience.  This is excellent for me, as I would love to get my foot into that door, but have not been able to do so yet with the lack of a well-established blog.

Anyway, the opportunity is for myzip.net.  To be a myzip.net blogger, you must visit this website and apply.  You should hear something back within a few days, and be ready to get started.

The concept behind the program is that one person in each zip code will blog about their local area, and it will be posted on a .net page with their zip code.  For example, my work can be seen at 28806.net. It is a bit demanding at five posts per week for only $50 a month, but it is still in trial stages.  Weekly, they send out a survey to get feedback from bloggers so they can see what kind of payment regimen to implement later when this goes full blast.  The good news is the blogs do not have to be long, so it really does not take much time, and it is a guaranteed amount every month, paid via Paypal.  There is not a set length of the blogs, but they do say to keep them short, bite sized, so as not overwhelm the readers with text.  They are processing January payments soon, so I have yet to see how that goes, but well, I hope.

I am glad I got in on it early, as I can grow and roll with the changes the program may instate in the future.  The program started in Seattle and surrounding areas, and it is my understanding that many zip codes are still open.  If you are accepted as a blogger, there are quite a few guidelines to follow and lots of tips and topic ideas to start with.  The page they set up for the zip code you are writing for has restaurant reviews and stuff like that, and you are encouraged to write about the things that display on the page with your blog.

I am enjoying it so far and I think you will too!  Take the survey and wait to see what they say, and be sure to let me know if you were accepted.  They just announced $25.00 for referrals, so let them know that 28806.net sent you!  I received my first payment from them today via PayPal, so I know they are legit.  Happy writing!

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Yuwie!

So, if you’re an avid myspacer, or facebooker, or general social networker, I found something on the wahm.com’s message boards today that may interest you.

Yuwie.com is a myspace clone like site.  You get all the features of myspace (from what I’ve seen so far) except you get a monthly revenue sharing payment.  Of course, the more referrals you have, the more earning potential there is.  So, I’m asking you all to embark on this new journey with me, and sign up with my link: http://r.yuwie.com/luvmyjoes

What’s the worst that could happen?  You do these things anyway, and if you’re reading this blog, you’re either looking for parenting tips or information on working at home.  There’s a video that explains the whole thing, and they are very honest with you about earning potential, and how the revenue share changes from month to month.  And, they define what counts as a “Page View” which is what earns you money.  It doesn’t seem like much, but it will add up (I hope) and become somewhat profitable.  Even if I only make enough for a tank of gas a month, it will help, right?

So once again, if you are interested, please sign up with this link: http://r.yuwie.com/luvmyjoes.  When you get there, leave me a comment and let me know you did. 

Here’s to Moms helping Moms, and earning money for almost nothing!

MyPoints.com

For those of you who are curious about Mypoints.com, here is some information about the program, and how to get started with it.

My Points is an online rewards program. Once you sign up, they will send offers via email that match your interests. You build up points through signing up for the offers, or shopping at the advertised merchants. Many merchants are involved in the program, and you probably already shop with them. Barnes and Noble, Overstock.com, and Target are just a few of the merchants you can earn points with. For a full list, check out the website.

Even if you don’t sign up for the offer, or choose to shop through the merchant, just reading the email and clicking on the link to view the offer earns you five points. It takes a lot longer to build up points this way, but that’s the way I do it. I often can’t afford to take advantage of the offers, but I still build up points.

Now why exactly are you building up these points? At certain pre-determined levels, (again, check the website for more) you can redeem your points for gift cards to a wide variety of merchants and for varying amounts. With the recent news of gift card scams and best advice being to purchase them directly from the merchants, some of you may have doubts. But, don’t worry. I’ve been with the program two years now, and I have redeemed for multiple gift cards. All the gift cards I’ve asked for have been received, and valid with the requested amount available on the card.

They host contests for referrals and other things related to the site to help boost points. You can earn points through email referrals. The amount changes from time to time depending on any promotions they may have going on, so you will want to check that on the site as well. There is a monthly cap on the referral points, and it is usually 1,000 points.

Before points will be posted to your account, Mypoints will verify that you completed the offer or the transaction required to earn those points, so be patient when waiting for them to show. They have an account section where you can view pending and posted points, and dispute anything if you think something is wrong. Points earned through the emails are immediately credited.

I use the program to redeem once a year around Christmas time (usually at the end of October to give them time to arrive by Christmas) and it helps with a gift or two for the people that I really have no clue what to buy, and it saves me the money and time because I don’t actually have to purchase the gift card myself. It’s also great for birthday gifts if you plan enough in advance and have the appropriate points for the merchant and amount.

I would create a separate email account for the emails. They don’t bombard you necessarily, but there are quite a few of these offers daily, and they can easily get deleted in the mix with your other mail. I certainly get more of these offers than those paid to read email offers.

I hope this program will help you as much as it has me. Happy clicking, shopping, and redeeming!