Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Another breakdown of money earned on the Internet

Christmas is over and it is time for another update on earnings. It has been 10 days since I wrote here last, but as you will see it is not the biggest changes that has happened.

Surveyhead: 15.05 $
Clixsense : 7.16$
Neobux: 0.666$
Dungeons and Treasures : 28k gold and 1.132$
Mysurvey: 480 points (115 points is 1€) I am saving up for the 5€ payout this time at 575 points
GlobalTestmarked: 115 points (1000 points is 50$) 10% mark reached. These guys are really slow at sending out surveys though

 Squidoo: 3.86$ pending

Payout so far: 2 €

As you can see I didn't have any big earnings with Squidoo yet. I got a bit late into the game, however I foresee some good stuff with Christmas next year.

I only created one New Years Eve lens as well listing great songs for the 2012 New Years Eve Playlists
I guess I will have to start thinking about Valentines day.
Once I have been with Squidoo for an entire year, things should look much better as I will start to have lenses that covers every major holiday and event. Can't wait to see how things look next year at this time. :)

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Woven Christmas Paper Heart Baskets

Are you looking for something to entertain your children or yourself with while waiting for Christmas to arrive?

Why not spend the time crafting these easy Heart Baskets? They are ideal for decorating your Christmas tree or for hanging in the window.

Find the whole step by step guide for the Paper heart basket craft here. You will even find template for the hearts ready to print and use.

This paper craft is so easy that even younger children can participate and have fun as long as you just cut out the 2 pieces of paper for them.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas. :)

Saturday, 17 December 2011

I figured it was about time I did another update on earnings. I know I haven't been as regular with these lately, but honestly I have been swamped. I am trying  my best to get Squidoo  going and having a blast, so that is where my energy is at the moment.
My Squidoo'ing is also having an impact on my clicking although I do try to remember I must admit that neobux and Dungeons and Treasures are being neglected quite a bit. I still do Clixsense and all the surveys whenever they are available though.

Here are my stats:

Surveyhead: 15.05 $
Clixsense : 6.28$
Neobux: 0.599$
Dungeons and Treasures : 21k gold and 1.132$
Mysurvey: 480 points (115 points is 1€) I am saving up for the 5€ payout this time at 575 points
GlobalTestmarked: 100 points (1000 points is 50$) 10% mark reached. These guys are really slow at sending out surveys though

 Squidoo: 3.17$ pending

Payout so far: 2 €

So far it is clear that surveys has made me the most (the only thing that has paid out yet is surveys and the money from Surveyhead is looking good). However I have faith in Squidoo. I see a little more visitors every day and once in a while I even get a clickout that leads to a purchase.

We will see how things goes in 2012! :)

Friday, 9 December 2011

Cute and funny Dwarf rabbits - how to make them companionable

Dwarf rabbits are extremely cute and funny which makes them excellent pets. They are not always 100% up for being held, but they are almost always available if you are offering to pet it with no strings attached. If your dwarf rabbit trusts you, it will start relaxing when you are around and you can end up with your bunny lying next to you on the sofa while you are watching your favourite show. (Although your pet rabbit might prefer the x-factor over twilight).
Here is my Dwarf rabbit Ronja, relaxing with me after he has had a good exersize.

Dwarf Rabbit Ronja, relaxing on the couch.
For you to build a relationship with your dwarf rabbit, where he is willing to lie still like this you need to make sure he trusts you and feels completely at ease in your company. Here are some good advice on how to build trust with your rabbit:

  • Make sure you handle your bunny on a daily basis.
  • Pick your rabbit up and stroke him. 
  • Make your bunny sit on your lap, but don't force it to stay. 
  • Make sure you give your bunny treats while you are petting it 
  • Most importantly of all. Don't restrict your rabbit when it doesn't want your company anymore. Bunnies are prey animals and does NOT like to be stuck.
If you follow that advice you should have a companionable, loyal little rabbit in no time.

As I have mentioned before I have written an entire lens on Dwarf Rabbit care which at this point has gotten quite extensive (and luckily it has also started to get quite regular google traffic). Check it out for more dwarf rabbit pictures, info and for a funny bunny video of a Dwarf rabbit playing.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Earnings update

Very exciting news this update. I have withdrawn my first money. I reached 230 points on mysurvey for which I withdrew 2€ to my paypal account. After their charges I now have 1.63€ on my account. The first money I have earned from this whole project. 8.37€ to go! :D
Surveyhead: 13.85$
Clixsense : 6.01$
Neobux: 0.570$
Dungeons and Treasures : 16k gold currently processing and 1.132$ (I only played Dungeon and Treasures once this month, but my mom has been playing and I am still getting referral gold from her).
Mysurvey: 0 points (115 points is 1€)
GlobalTestmarked: 95 points (1000 points is 50$) slowly slowly nearing the 10% mark.

And finally Squidoo:
Squidoo: 2.94$ (pending to get paid to my PayPal account.

I haven't earned much on Squidoo the last couple of days despite now having 22 lenses and quite a lot of traffic. I am still trying to find my niche and to figure which types of lenses will make you money and which wont. It is still tons of fun though so I am just going with it. One thing that worries me though is that my main lenses that gets traffic atm is the christmas ones and I am scared that once christmas is over I wont see any traffic. We will see though I still have 16 days to go until the holiday season is over so theres plenty of time to add some non christmas related lenses. :)

One more thing. I am now only 4$ from my first Clixsense payout, which is both awesome and also very frustrating as it sounds like very little, but in reality it is A LOT. i was just looking at my Clixgrid earnings and  I have won 2.95$ on the game, but I have also clicked 2.271 times that is 0.0013$ per click as each click takes 10 sec to validate that means and hourly income of 0.46$ which is quite ridicolous. Still hoping for that 5$ win though as that would be a quick way to reach my goal.

I'm writing lenses on Squidoo and would love you to join me 

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

How to make paper boxes

My latest lens is a step by step guide on how to make folded paper gift boxes like these

They are really simple to make they are amazingly versitile. Furthermore it is a really easy way to add a bit of personalized WoW factor to a present. I have used these for creative gift wrapping for many years now and they never fail to impress people. Check out the guide for easy DYI boxes for yourself and tell me they aren't simple to make.

This particular lens was made because I wanted to share something I have enjoyed crafting for years, ever since I was a young child. I hope it will come in handy for you! :)

Magic the Gathering Abilities

I learned english by playing Magic the Gathering! Well not solely of course, I had english classes, english movies, english books and a lot of other stuff in english, but I will make the bold statement that Magic the gathering is the reason I went in to all of those other things with the enthusiasm I did.

When Magic the Gathering was launched in 1993 I was 11 years old and my english was pretty much limited to "my name is" and "hello".

Then my cousin introduced me to Magic the Gathering and I had to learn english. My cousin is a couple of years older than me and in 1993 his english wasn't really stellar either, but together we spelled our way through the rule book and the card abilities and flavour texts.
I will admit that for the first couple of years we were playing, we probably made up a lot of rules, we played Magic the Gathering as we thought it was meant to be played based on our limited english skills. If something was too hard for us to translate we would just ignore that part. This was true for Cumulative upkeep for instance. (Those cards were ridicolously overpowered in our games until we grasped the meaning.)

From I was 11 and until I was 20 my grandmother would give both me and my two cousins booster packs for christmas and we would spend the holidays together playing and constructing decks. I don't buy as many cards anymore, however I still love to play Magic the Gathering and to see all the new abilities and additional rules Wizard of the Coast adds every year to keep the game vibrant and interesting.  If you have a child age 11 or up, this may be the perfect gift for them, both in terms of enjoyment and socialising, but also as a way to make them want to learn english. (this is helpful for both non native speakers and for native speakers as their vocabulary is bound to be expanded either way.)

Sunday, 4 December 2011

20th lens a top 10 of the best Ritter Sport chocolates on the marked

Celebrations are in order! I just finished my 20th lens which is very fittingly (for me) a tribute to Ritter Sport Chocolate.
I am a huge chocolate fan, so big in fact that I only half joke when I say I only work out so I can eat more chocolate without feeling bad about it.

It was really fun to put together the 10 ten over the best Ritter Sport Chocolate bars and as an additional positive I am now at the 20 lenses mark, which makes me quite proud. The next step will be 25 and then there is a long way to the 50 lenses milestone. I will get there though! :) Maybe you want to join me making lenses?

Saturday, 3 December 2011

defeat at the 20 lens self-challenge - distracted by Magic the Gathering

Tonight is the last evening of my vacation and I must admit to defeat. I only made it to 19 lenses.
I am not too upset though as my failure is due to spending more time than expected writing and putting together my 19th lens, this time on the topic of Magic the Gathering abilities. 

I played a lot of Magic when I was younger and it is a topic I am quite passionate about. For some reason I hadn't actually thought about putting a lens together on the subject of Magic the Gathering before, but it came to me in the morning and I just had to do it. That is how it goes. Once I had gotten started I knew that I wouldn't feel right unless I actually put some proper effort into it and I ended up spending almost 6 hours putting it together.

In hindsight it might not have been a very smart move from a time/money perspective as I am not entirely sure whether it will actually earn any sales. (I have this sneaking feeling that the target audience will either not have the means to buy from Amazon or they will already have dedicated shopping sites. Anyways, we shall see, maybe I am lucky and hit the right segment of players. :)

Writing this up made me think that maybe I should add a starter set to the lens... brb need to fix the lens!

...And back. Okay, but yeah I am quite happy with my My Magic the Gathering lens and hopefully it be worth the time investment.

In other news, I am always trying to find more ways to get backlinks and so today I joined Loveblinks it is targeted towards providing backlinks for Squidoo lenses and furthermore it gives you adsense money for any clicks made on your "blinks". The site seems to work quite the same as Top Reviewer. You add a couple of links that have something in common, you add a description and a title and you are done.

Here is one I did on Christmas lenses.

Anyways, tomorrow is work, but maybe I can squeeze in enough time in the evening to create my nr. 20 lens.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Top 3 christmas ornaments and decorations

I just put together this list of my favourite Christmas decoration lenses Best Review - Top 3 Christmas decorations and ornaments. It will be interesting to see if it drives any traffic at all.

I am also considering starting a Twitter account to help promote my lenses and this blog. I might do that once I have the target of 20 lenses under my belt. :)

Thursday, 1 December 2011

 Here are my earnings so far.

Surveyhead: 12.85$
Clixsense : 5.78$
Neobux: 0.509$ (a 4th of the way to the 2$ payout)
Dungeons and Treasures : 246 430 gold currently processing and 0.713$ (I am only playing Dungeons and Treasures for pleasure now, so I do skip days from time to time).
Mysurvey: 160 points (115 points is 1€)I am going to withdraw when I have enough for 2€ so just another 70 points to go. 
GlobalTestmarked: 90 points (1000 points is 50$) Almost a tenth of the way although these guys seems very slow in sending out surveys.

And finally Squidoo:
Squidoo: 2.05$ (pending to get paid to my PayPal account.

This does not include the money paid for lens rank on Squidoo as I wont get paid for that until I my lenses have reached an age of 2 months. (they will gather up credit, it just wont be paid until 2 months has passed.)

I am currently trying to get into the whole idea of making sales lenses. I put together a Hello Kitty iPhone case lens which I hope will bring some traffic, however I am still trying to wrap my head around keywords and SEO and it might take many more lenses before I actually hit Jackpot. My Dwarf Rabbit care lens seems to be doing fairly well and so does my Christmas traditions in Denmark lens
I have weekend until sunday and the plan is to have 20 lenses up and running by then. Currently I have 16 lenses so that is 2 new lenses pr day. It should be doable, but we will have to see what happens. :) 

Summing up the earnings: 
21.902 $
and some unredeemed points. If that was all on 1 platform I would have reached my goal. As it is, there is still some way to go.

I'm writing lenses on Squidoo and would love you to join me