Scratchback.com is an online “tipping” system (or as they like to call it, a fancy-schmancy tip jar). It allows you, the blogger, to accept tips and “give back” links or images in return on your blog or website.
Born from people complaining about services such as BlogRush just not providing the relevant traffic they were supposed to. ScratchBack (created by the online marketing veteran, Jim Kukral) has made this very easy to set up system thats free and places a widget (See mine in the sidebar) that means you can accept tips to your paypal account.
What other people are saying ;
“It’s basically an online tip jar where friends and fans of a blog or site can make a donation, and in addition to good karma, they get a text or image ad that appears in the widget.”
“Scratchback enables me to offer cheap, Google-friendly advertising as a reward for tips, and the income is definitely better than depending upon ‘ad-cents’ on a tech-related blog. That amounts to a win-win for everyone, in my opinion.”
- Dazzlin Donna, SEO-Scoop.com
“Scratchback is like text link ads but you can use text links or images.They say that google will not Penalize you for using Scratchback on your blog.It’s like blogrush widget but you sell text links or images in this wedget.Scratchback is for all sites it will make you some extra cash.”
Scratch back.com i s currently in Beta phase and it’s future is looking good.
Joining now, whilst in Beta has the bonus of you receiving 90% of your tips (this will change in the future), also whilst in beta phase you can have your widget personalized for free (would cost $50).
Squidoo.com is about finding and sharing recommendations online by building a lens. (A Squidoo Lens is like a web page of your very own.)
This is probably the most user friendly and easiest way to have a presence on the internet. (also very Google friendly) You sign up for free, then start building a lens, it’s that simple.
I’ve seen quotes around saying “Make a lens in 5 mins ” This is possible, I recently built my 3rd lens and it took me less than 15 minutes, so with a bit more practice I could probably make a lens in 5 minutes. Check out my Squidoo Lenses
If you have never made a squidoo lens before, then get on it today, Squidoo.com
John Thornhill (eBay id Planetsms), Author and promoter of some of the best eBooks on eBay and the Internet has an exciting new eBook re-launch for you.So take a look at the re-release of John’s latest updated Master Piece! It really does take the cake with regard to generating traffic to your websites and eBay auctions.
The first version was excellent, but now he has added more tips and ground breaking info to make this eBook a true experts guide to creating auction traffic.
A fresh new look for a fresh new re-launch!
This guide will show you how to push the boundaries to generating traffic and making your auctions and sales a huge success! I personally use the techniques John supplies in this eBook for generating traffic to my websites and auctions so they do work.
As a general rule I do not listen to music or have the TV on whilst blogging. It simply distracts me too much. I usually only listen to music if I’m doing such tasks as making graphics, or web design. Just reading and writing needs silence. Until recently, I discovered a trick of listening to music to get more done. It has to be fast paced with no lyrics, instrumental and I can actually write quicker. My Mp3 collection is massive, but sometimes I get bored of it. This is where I introduce my magic little internet friend. Live365.com
Totally Free (with some commercials) or become a Live365 VIP member ($5 per month) and get full access with no commercials. The commercials are particularly annoying so the membership is well worth it.
The Sound quality is almost of CD quality and even with my slow connection streams effortlessly. When you find a station you like add to your favorites with a single click, now you can select it anytime you like, from a little drop down box in your music player. All really easy and with variety like this theres some thing for everyone. You can also become a broadcaster and make your own station.
Live365 is the world’s largest radio network on the Internet, with over 15,000 stations spanning 250+ genres and created from over 150 countries. They have over three million unique listeners per month worldwide. Their content and stations are syndicated in iTunes, RealPlayer, WindowsMediaPlayer, and Windows Media Center, and various other websites