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12 April 2018

Social Media Marketing Advice : Use Twitter to Share Affiliate Referral Links

Social networks may have originally been intended for socializing, but if you are a business or a self-employed individual with an online presence ~ you must know the importance of using social media for your business efforts. 

Anybody who tweets for business and income purposes knows that Twitter is an important tool to have in their social media marketing kit; especially if you are an affiliate marketer. Twitter allows account holders to tweet affiliate referral links. But did you know that according to Clickbank “99% of the affiliate marketers on Twitter have zero idea how to market correctly”

I humbly confess to being among the 99%. But I happily admit to not being guilty of using the methods described in the CB article. Whew! My ignorance did not go that far.






My first Twitter account (@cmoneyspinner) was created April 2012. It was not used for affiliate advertising even though I had become an authorized affiliate for several vendors. Why? I didn't know how. (O.o)  Years passed and as I learned more about how to use Twitter, I learned that "Twitter users are big online buyers" AND multiple Twitter accounts are allowed

Following the advice of SMM experts, I created a few niche accounts and began using those accounts for affiliate marketing purposes. My niche accounts were created to advertise/market affiliate products for:


How do I use Twitter for affiliate marketing purposes?


Two methods: indirect and direct.


INDIRECT: I create webpages suggesting affiliate products at sites like Wizzley and Webnuggetz; and publish my own websites / blogs : Everyday Exotic Spices, Insurance Mart and Insurance Smart, My Shopping Channel, and Go Shopping Bees. Then I tweet the post links.


DIRECT: Since affiliate links are allowed, using RSS feeds for affiliate products provided by the vendor and automation tools like dlvr.it and Google Feedburner, tweets are posted to the various accounts. Also, I manually compose specific tweets. Tweets can be created manually either as text; text with photo, video or GIF; or as a poll.


Using both of these methods keeps my tweet stream flowing.


Below is the first tweet ever composed using Twitter's POLL CREATION feature for affiliate marketing purposes.


Twitter is one tool in my social media marketing kit that has proven to be invaluable.





23 March 2018

Spotlight on Freelance Writer : Rupert Taylor

One awesome thing about being a freelance writer is all the other freelance writers you meet who bring their knowledge, skills, and experience to the table. Participating in online writing communities has opened a door to a wonderful world of enlightenment, and it's a pleasure to introduce others to fellow freelance writers who have inspired and motivated me to continue this pursuit.


* Spotlight on Rupert Taylor *



Rupert Taylor has almost 50 years experience in the field of journalism and his articles show off his skills. His Research is thorough and he presents critical Information and Facts on complex and complicated topics in very easily readable language. 

He has almost 700 articles published online and that's just at Suite.io (formerly Suite101.com). Below is a quick list of a sampling of the titles which are sure to peak your interest.

- Sicilian Mafia Payback

- The Oddities of English and Other Difficult Languages

- The Difficult Life of Official Executioners

- Rich People Are More Likely than Others to be Dishonest

- Albanian Muslims Saved Jews from the Holocaust

- The Roman Centurion of Mersea Island
( phantom of the Roman empire )


* * Unfortunately this online writing community no longer exists.  Was only able to find an archived link (below) to his Suite101 profile via the Wayback Machine.


Fortunately, Mr. Taylor is also a Wizzler, i.e. publishes pages at Wizzley.com. YAY!!  He has about 100 pages, all very interesting.





 

Excerpt:  "... Mersea Island was a place where time seems to have stood still ..."

18 March 2018

You Can Earn Income From Writing

I am active in various Facebook Groups and Google Plus communities which share blogging and writing tips and tricks, work at home advice, etc.

One question that pops up consistently is:
  • What are the best sites to earn from your writing?


The question would be a lot easier to answer if everybody agreed on one uniform definition for “best”.

My idea of “best” might be another person's idea of “mediocre” because the particular sites that I think are terrific don't really suit the other person's criteria for making money consistently and achieving their financial goals.

So the “best” that I can do is say the best sites that have worked for me.

perfect gift for teacher, students, professor, business man, writer, blogger 


Forum CoinPostloop, and MyLot are social sites and/or forums that have paid me consistently.  The easiest way to earn at these sites is to just be active.  If you are active on social media and earn nothing; then you can be socially active at these sites and get paid for it.

 My HUBs or articles published at HUBPages generate income.  As do my pages and posts at WizzleyWritedge, and Daily Two Cents.  The income is earned mainly via a Google Ad Sense revenue-share plan.  Publish evergreen content at these sites and then let the content generate residual income, while you work on other writing and blogging projects. 

Medium is a site I use mainly to share republished content and redirect traffic to my primary income-earning websites. However, if you are a good writer you might be able to make good money if you sign up for their Medium Partner Program. I have not signed up as yet, but here is what someone else has said about their experience.


Listverse is another writing opportunity: Write & Get Paid $100. Sound too good to be true? It's true! I checked.

However, at this point, Medium and Listverse are on my To Do List.  I need to work up the courage up to submit my work. The competition is overwhelming and I'm terrified of rejection. I just need to get over it!

Anyway! Don't let my fear hold you back! If you've got the confidence and the skills ... Go for it!

Another potential income opportunity that I have yet to embrace is selling articles. I am at SEOClerks (a forum I joined via Postloop) where I see people selling their articles. I haven't tried it, but if they can make money from selling articles, why not me?  This is an income-avenue to be explored in the future.


FINAL POINT:
There are all kinds of writing opportunities out there and newsletters or blogs one can subscribe to for opportunities. I subscribe to Freedom With Writing. Check out this post: 38 Blogs that Pay Writers $50+ for Guest Posts.


Hope you found this post informative.

17 March 2018

Tumblr vs Blogger: The Blogging Face-off | BrandYourself (Reblog)

"In a matchup of Blogger vs Tumblr, who wins?"

Adding my "extras" to this very informative article published by BrandYourself.com, an online reputation management service.





The article writer starts off examining the traffic ranking as a measure of popularity among users and the difference between Tumblr and Blogger, i.e. the intended purpose for the platforms; and ends up by basically saying: “Eh! So what!”  In other words, the results of a comparison of popularity and purpose yielded no significant lines in the sand to be drawn, in order for the two to challenge each other and say “I dare you to step over this line!”

Moving on from there, the writer decided to contrast and compare the sign-up process, the dashboard interface, and customization and basically I ended up thinking: “Eh! So what!” (O.o)

* The BY article writer concluded that Tumblr is the victor.

* My conclusion is that there is no need for a face-off.  These two platforms can fit together like a hand in a glove.  They're both winners!

First, everything stated in the BY article is spot on. It's all true true true. (In my humble opinion and to the best of my knowledge.)  Even though our conclusions are worded differently, in essence, we actually both agree.

I just want to add a few "finishing touches" to the contrasts and comparisons that were presented.


Blogger or Blogspot is not an original Google product (i.e. was not developed in-house) and Google clearly does not place a high priority on enhancing and improving it. But that's OK. Because I'm perfectly fine with the platform. I can work with it! So send prayers to the Google tech god and ask that this free and easy-to-use platform not be eliminated from the free set of webmaster tools offered to Google account holders.  We have to pray.  We know what happened to Google's attempts at creating a social networks before Google Plus. Blogspot is a great platform for newbie bloggers and for experienced bloggers who really know how to “whip it!” (i.e. make good use of it). I've seen some really beautiful blogs published using the Blogspot platform.


Some people may think the Tumblr platform was only started for people who love porn.  LOL.  I don't know what David Karp had in his mind but I will say that for whatever reason he utilized his creative genius, the final product is an inimitable blogging and microblogging platform that is awesome!  Really!  I have tried to find Tumblr alternatives and the platforms may come close, but they can not take the place of the original.  Alas, Mr. Karp maintained a little bit of control when YAHOO acquired Tumblr but finally in 2017 Karp resigned and turned over the reins to the new management after the company was purchased by Verizon.  I have been an active Tumblr user for several years, and even though the company has changed ownership, the platform itself has pretty much remained the same.  It can be used for blogging (the same way most people use Blogspot) and for microblogging (the same way most people use Twitter) or both.  It is super easy-to-use and there is a Tumblr Help Center, if you have questions.  If bloggers cannot find answers, the Tumblr Staff can be contacted. 


So in response to "In a matchup of Blogger vs Tumblr, who wins?", my answer is: 


It's a tie. A very nice tie. ☺






16 March 2018

Work at Home Advice, Tips and Tricks

The "cottage industry" (like Etsypreneurs) is not a creation of the 20th or 21st centuries nor did "home-based businesses" come about because of the invention of the Internet. While most of my work at home initiatives are focused mainly on writing and blogging, and affiliate marketing, there are many profitable projects people can do, working from their home. Home-based businesses or working from home was and still is very common. 


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15 March 2018

Scoop.it, the Perelman Premise and GOLD!

“Content is king, distribution is queen, and she wears the pants”.  ~ Jonathan Perelman, Veep of Agency Strategy at BuzzFeed.



Scoop.it works off the Perelman premise. 
~ You curate the content. 
~ They help you distribute it.

Scoop.it is a D.I.Y. content curation tool that helps you organize, publish and circulate content; including random content.  Launched in 2011 and within a year and a half, 75 million users had signed up.





Several years back, someone invited me to try Scoop.it - a content curation tool. In an effort to try to keep up with ever-changing information technology and because no fee was involved, decided it was a tool worth testing. My initial efforts resulted in the creation of three topics.

My first tests included using the interface to my blogs. If you publish a “scoop” or write a post at Scoop.it, you can share it to your blog simultaneously or at a later date. If you are on the Google Plus social network you can also share your content there also.


There is a free plan and an upgraded plan. With the upgrades, you can add more social accounts and/or blogs.


Must confess that my activity has been limited because other work-at-home projects which have been consuming my time and energy. But for the new year, decided to add Scoop.it as a priority task on my “To Do List” for 2016 and pick back up where I left off.  That turned out to be a good home business management decision. To my surprise, one of my topics has leveled up to GOLD!! It was quite a surprise when they gave me a silver ribbon. But GOLD??!! That type of recognition and support is very encouraging.




The Scoop.it content curation service has too many plusses to list, but here are a few you should consider:

+1) Links from the site are recognized by the search engines.

+2) The site owners have an informative blog loaded with tips and advice.

+2) It's a great sharing tool and also good for research.

+4) The interface to blogs or pages streamlines your work process and saves time.


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Additional Links of Interest:

18 Types of Backlinks Violating Google’s Guidelines

Blogging Tips and Tricks From an Amateur

Top 15 Most Popular Book Marking Sites (2017)


13 March 2018

Online Writing Communities : HUBPages Earnings Can Be Inherited

A while back I read a complaint that someone had passed away but that the site was still earning income from the deceased writer's articles.

First of all, though that may sound not quite “kosher”, there's actually nothing wrong or illegal with doing that. If the writer did not make any provisions for the account to be transferred to a “beneficiary” then earnings go to the site owners. Who else?

Today, however, I found this detailed information that made it plain what the site's policy and procedures are. If you happen to be a HUBPages Contributor, “Your HUBPages Income Can Be Inherited”.  This is not "my story".  It is the journey of another HP Contributor, Amy (Happymommy2520).  If you're interested in my journey, see the links below.


Appreciate the clarification. Good to know and good to know what to do with my HUBs. The content is evergreen and my HUBs do earn income, slowly but surely. There's no need to delete them after I'm gone.  No doubt the residual income would be welcomed.

Want to know my HUBPages journey?


HUBPages – Park Your Evergreen Content




My TOP 3 HUBs With the Most Views:







27 February 2018

My Worry-Free Philosophy (Humor and Serious Truth)

“Revenge it's a kiss, this time I won't miss, now I've got you in my sight.”

( Lyrics from GoldenEye - http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/tinaturner/goldeneye.html )

I love me some Tina Turner. Her being picked to sing a James Bond theme song? So worthy to be chosen to become a member of the same club as Dame Shirley Bassey. She performed this song well, but alas … Revenge is not a part of my worry-free philosophy. 




The advice in the image above (found at glitter-graphics.com) says: “Never go to bed angry. Stay up and plot your revenge.”

Eh! That's great for a joke! But not a route one should take in real life.

 Never go to bed angry. Anger is an emotion that you can fully control. CONTROL IT!! Anger, more often than not, makes you do things you regret for a long long long time.

Say what? Jesus got angry with the money changers in the temple? Yeah well, you're still trying to get to heaven. Don't screw up your chances! Jesus is already there! He can lock the gates!! ☺


Also, don't give me that crap about anger management or you'll make me angry!!  


 Stay up and ... Stay up? WHAT???!!! I get precious little sleep as it is!! You want me to choose between beauty rest versus wrinkles, extra gray hair, and bloodshot eyes? What are my other options?


 Plot my revenge? Plotting is needed when writing a book or a script for a movie. If I have that kind of time to spare and can spend it on plotting, might as well write a book. Why not? I'm wide awake anyway!! You never know. Could be another Harry Potter series.

So the bottom line is: 
Revenge is _______________. In my life, it's a blank and I'm never going to fill it in.



Like to read more of my worry-free philosophy? Click this link: My Worry Free Philosophy You have my assurances that none of the quips and quotes were borrowed from Erma Bombeck.



IN MEMORY OF: Erma Bombeck (1927 – 1996) 
Ms. Bombeck is a beloved American humorist. She was noted for using the vehicle of comedy to aptly and succinctly express practical wisdom and advice encapsulated in witty, terse, hilarious statements.


March is Women's History Month and it seemed fitting to honor her and supply a link to an article which shares some of her selected quotations: http://womenshistory.about.com/cs/quotes/a/qu_erma_bombeck.htm

 

A salute is also due to the Bond goddesses: Tina Turner and Dame Shirley Bassey. My List of the Best Classic James Bond Theme Songs




Photos of Erma Bombeck and Shirley Bassey, Public Domain




Content first shared via TreasurePen, Mar 14, 2014.






What is a Universal Language of Light?

Sharing a link to an article written by fellow freelance writer

What is a Universal Language of Light?




  • Quote extracted from the article: “Modern research confirms the most ancient form of Hebrew to be a natural language; the alphabetic forms emerging from the phosphate flare patterns of the brain.”
 
The Tower of Babel, c.1563 This is my first time learning, hearing or reading about a “Universal Language of Light”. The research results do make you wonder. However, I am convinced that God invented all human languages because I believe the biblical account of the tower of Babel. If Genesis 11 is true , then any human language is a “language of The Light”.

  • The article also contains an interesting question: “Is DNA the next Internet?”
It seems that Russian scientists have made some claims. Next? I’m not trying to split hairs or “strain at a gnat and swallow a camel”, but DNA was here first! Just sayin’. This article is fascinating!!

Image Credit: The Tower of Babel, c.1563 Pieter Bruegel…Art Print Allposters.com
Love in 44 Languages





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Create a Business Profile to Enhance Your Online Presence

Create a business profile to make yourself more visible on the Internet. Below is an example of my profile at IBOSocial, a network for independent business owners (IBO). Free to become a member. If interested click here.



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Create a profile like this one.


Hello!  My name is Treathyl Fox aka Cmoneyspinner.
Welcome to my IBOsocial front page.




  • Very excited to be a part of this community and open to networking and building professional relationships. You are invited to become a member too! Click here.
  • Engaged in multiple home business endeavors, since 2007, such as independent investing, affiliate marketing, blogging and article writing.  Click on any of the BUSINESS LINKS on the sidebar of my IBO profile for additional details.
  • Also making my marks around the web as a Freelance Writer; publishing articles on a wide range of diverse topics, such as art, real estate, religion, etc.; contributing articles since 2011 to sites such as:









15 February 2018

Medicinal Mushrooms by Clara Myers – Writedge.com

Clara Myers is a friend and fellow freelance writer/blogger. She publishes the “Alternative Health” column for Writedge.com. Sharing this link because the information she supplies is always helpful and healthful.  But honestly, enjoying mushrooms has never been a problem for me! :)




“Research has demonstrated the mushroom’s possible usefulness for HIV, bronchitis, allergies, cancer, inflammation, liver, and protection against radiation.”

- Read more:  Medicinal Mushrooms – Writedge.com


Medicinal Mushrooms

Medicinal mushrooms have been part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for millennia, but in the West we have only studied them for the last 30 years or so. Even in this short period of time, medicines have been patented that come directly from mushroom research.


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logoCan you share your knowledge and write 400+ words about an interesting topic?  If so, publish your article at Writedge and earn money for it.
  • Work at your own pace. No pressure!
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14 February 2018

Joie de Vivre Magazine

Started a new cultural lifestyle blog last year (2017). Yes! I'm still determined to try to blog and try to earn income from blogging. What??!! :) Loving every minute of it. LOL. The successes and the failures. Stop by if you get a chance. And thanks for encouraging me.  (You can also visit my foodie blog.) Your kindness is immeasurable.
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Joie de Vivre Magazine

A lifestyle blog, sharing cultural diversity topics, art, science, technology, entertainment, quotes, opinions and interesting stories.



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This content was also shared at PersonaPaper.

09 February 2018

How to Make Money from Virily and 6 More Revenue Sharing Sites (Reblog)

Janice Wald is an award-winning blogger and her areas of expertise are blogging and social media. I follow her blog and I follow her on social media. She is very active on social media and all around the web, and when I see her name, I have to peek! She's simply irresistible. ☺

Her blog, mostlyblogging.com, is loaded with guidance, advice, tips, and tricks, etc.  Everything you need for successful blogging. While perusing the Quora Q&A website, I came across her response to a question - "Do You Blog Outside Quora?" - and that led me to the blog post below. (Treasure hunting is always good when you actually find treasure!)  

I was very interested in reading her review of Virily.com, as I joined this blogging community in June 2017.  It's 2018.  I'm still there.  But I was just wondering if she knew something about the site that I didn't know!  So many sites like Virily have come and gone in the blink of an eye!

Happy to say that her blog post was very encouraging.  Sharing the link to her post and for what it's worth, my additional "two cents" (below the post link).  I think this site is a wonderful social blogging community and I would recommend it to anyone, but especially to newbie bloggers.  If you're thinking of becoming a blogger and you need to start somewhere to gain experience, start with VirilySign up is FREE!







My “Two Cents” About Virily (and the other writing sites):

I am currently a very satisfied blogger in the Virily community. Member since June 2017. I was very hesitant to join. Got talked into joining so many communities just like Virily, only to be disappointed. But Virily has been a pleasant surprise. 

But now I'm like: “Uummm? Should I stay or should I go?” (O.o) LOL. I've been psychologically conditioned by the other sites to expect the site to disappear! But you know what? Right now. It's kind of fun! And it is proving to be profitable.

I think sites built using the revenue-sharing business model, i.e. that primarily rely on ad revenues to stay afloat, can survive. Two things are needed. Honest staff and loyal members. Both are absolutely necessary. Sad to say but my experience with other sites has been that the staff or management was not straight up! The members certainly didn't want the site to shut down!  That was evident!  

By contrast, I have found the Virily site owners, staff and management, to be very involved with the daily administration of the site; they respond to their messages promptly; they keep members apprised of significant changes, and they're based in Estonia. ☺  I don't know if that has anything to do with it, but if the folks from Estonia are as nice as these people, that country is now on my Travel and Vaction bucket list. ☺ 

Regards the other sites mentioned, in addition to Virly?

  • Hubpages was recently acquired and is under new management. My HUBs are articles that are evergreen content and though the earning is slow, I do get paid
  • Tried InfoBarrel and Snipsly. Had no success. Do not make your decision based on my experience.
  • Started with Daily Two Cents when they started and have experienced the changes with this platform. I would recommend joining, although some of my friends did not like it. To each his own.  My experience has been good. 
  • Seekyt was great but when the site changed owners, I deleted my content and left. Wish them success though.  The site looks lovely.

Virily's publishing module is not just for blogging.  You can create quizzes, polls, lists; shared embedded content and videos, as well as write.  It is a very lively social community.  It's like Facebook, only you can earn extra income for most of your social activity.  Just check their FAQ for details.  Below are links to some of my posts, supplied as examples to give you an idea of content that is considered acceptable.








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Treathyl Fox aka CmoneyspinnerHome Business Entrepreneur. Self-employed and loving it!   Real Estate Investor. Purchase/resell private notes secured by real estate, and acquire real estate through creative financing techniques. ♦ Blogger - Blogjob, Blogspot, LiteracyBase, Food Ways.  ♦ Freelance writer / Articles - Niume, Wizzley, HUBPagesWritedge, Daily Two Cents, PersonaPaper. ♦ Affiliate MarketerGrocery & Gourmet, Feng Shui - Home & Garden, Health Insurance, My Shopping Channel, Webnuggetz - The Other Shopping Channel. ♦ Randomness Over-blog, MyLot

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