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    Malaysians can now withdraw PayPal funds to credit cards

    Posted by CJCM on 3rd October 2007

    Withdraw PayPal to credit card

    The biggest problem of withdrawing money from PayPal account for Malaysians is finally solved… for good… and the solution is from none other than PayPal itself. You can now withdraw fund from your PayPal account directly to your credit card. And the cost is also quite cheap… USD 5.00 per withdrawal. The minimum withdrawal amount is USD10.00. If the withdrawal is somehow not completed and the amount will be returned to your PayPal account with USD 10.00 service charge incurred. This is definitely the best news for all Malaysian internet enterpreneurs who have been facing various problems withdrawing money from PayPal. There were previously various alternative solutions for Malaysians to withdraw money from PayPal but the steps involved are just too complicated for ordinary net-citizens with high transactions cost.

    I guess Hafiz Latib from MalaysiaPal will not be too happy with this news from one aspect but I am sure this is for the betterment of all Malaysian internet enterpreneurs. For your information, MalaysiaPal introduced a mechanism for Malaysian to withdraw PayPal funds to Accent debit cards. The party is also over for those who have been making good income by buying and selling PayPal funds at heavily discounted MYR rates.

    Come to think about it, I was wondering what took PayPal so long to implement this when the members can already fund the PayPal account from credit cards in the first place. In any case, kudos and big thank you to PayPal for solving the biggest problem for all Malaysian PayPal account holders. Bravo…..!!!

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    Posted in Internet Business, PayPal | 1 Comment »

    Cheques everywhere at Cheques Gallery

    Posted by CJCM on 7th March 2007

    Lots of cheques at Cheques Gallery

    Believe it or not, there are people who are making real money online… and there a lot of these internet marketers and bloggers who laughing all the way to their banks…. cashing in their cheques. And if there is one place online to see all these cheques …. it has to be Cheques Gallery. I got to know about this interesting site while reading about $700,000 Adsense Check over at romantika.name, one of the blog that I read every now and then.

    You should pay a visit to Cheque Gallery, read how much internet marketers and bloggers are making online and hopefuly be inspired by them. Cheques Gallery is barely two months old but looking at the comments posted, it already has garnered a streams of followers and loyal readers. Don’t be surprised if Cheques Gallery would one day be featuring it’s own cheque. Cheques Gallery is written by … who else but Mr Cheque. Have fun :)

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    Posted in Adsense, Fun Stuff, Internet, Internet Business, Make Money | No Comments »

    Update on SlashMySearch

    Posted by CJCM on 25th February 2007

    My unrealized income from SlashMySearchI blogged about earning some extra money using a search engine SlashMySearch before in this blog. Subsequently, the same post made it to Darren Rowse’s Speed Linking Reader Edition. Here are some updates about my account since I joined SlashMySearch program 13th Feb 2007.

    I had 11 affiliates signed up under Level 1. I had 5 affiliates signed up under my level 1 affiliates. My total earning so far is US$2.84603 and I am not using it as heavy as I should have. What do you think? OK, I agree its not big amount, yet…. but for a new program, it pays not bad at all I must say. Of course I still have to wait until I reach minimum amount for my first payment but I am keeping my fingers crossed. I hope SlashMySearch will walk their talk and pay all affiliates as promised. Have you joined? How is your earning so far? Please share with me your experience using SlashMySearch. If you haven’t joined, please click here to be part of the community that earn money using a search engine. Good luck!

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    Posted in Affiliates, Internet, Internet Business, Make Money | 2 Comments »

    Earn extra money doing what you do everyday… using a search engine.

    Posted by CJCM on 13th February 2007

    SlashMySearch, get paid for using search engineI found out about this fantastic program offered by SlashMySearch.com which is basically another search engine. However it’s not just another everyday search engine. Unlike other search engines, SlashMySearch is a search engine that pays the users, which is very interesting indeed. All you have to do is register as member with the search engine and you are given a member Id which is also qualifies to be their affiliate as well. Then you set your browser’s default home page to the URL address that has your member ID embedded. Now everytime you start your browser, SlashMySearch homepage will be defaulted for you automatically and you use it just like you use other search engine as default. That’s it. Everytime you search, you get some earning credited to your account.

    Now if that’s not cool, I don’t know what is. And to make it even more cooling, you can now start referring unlimited number of people for up to two levels deep and earn some percentage on their earnings as well. I just signed up about 2 hours ago and start doing a few searches to see if returns comparable results to Google or Yahoo and it sure did.

    My earning after just seven clicksUpon logging to my account, I noticed that I have been credited with USD0.15625 for just seven clicks. Imagine how many searches we every do month? Better than Adsense? You decide. The nicest thought about this program is that even if it ended paying you a few dollars after one month, it is still better than Google, Yahoo or other search engine which pays nothing. That’s what I call cool extra money.

    SlashMySearch affiliate earning potential

    If you are wondering how much extra money can this program potentially bring to you, take a look at the chart on your right here. That’s how much you can potentially make. Of course it depends how often you use SlashMySearch search engine and how many people you refer to them.

    All in all, I highly recommend this affiliate program as you have nothing to loose and everything to gain. One more thing to note though, your first payment will only be paid, either by check PayPal or eGold, after two months because obviously SlashMySearch needs to wait for that money to come from advertisers, which is fair.

    If you like to try this program, please click on any of the images or click here (yes… of course its an affiliate link there) and I hope you have fun using the new search engine and earn some extra cash while you are at it. Don’t forget to share it with others (using your affiliate link of course) and let them earn something extra too.

    One thing I really don’t like though are the affiliate banners for promoting the program. It’s just too huge, but that’s another story.

    Happy searching!!

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    Posted in Affiliates, Internet, Internet Business, Make Money | 13 Comments »

    PayPerPost Acquires Assets of Performancing.com

    Posted by CJCM on 30th December 2006

    PayPerPostSo finally it happened. The trend of acquiring competitors has finally catch up with blog advertising companies. PayPerPost has signed a letter of intent to acquire parts of Performancing.com. What does it mean to you and me as bloggers and advertisers? Well I guess it depends on how much you earn money through advertising and pay-per-post and also how much you as advertisers spend on blog advertising.

    Performancing logoThe most important thing from my personal perspective of this transaction is the central issue of the credibility of pay-per-post scheme itself. The topics have been debated at length on many blogs and websites. Some professional bloggers think pay-per-post is not an ethical way to earn money for bloggers. At the same time, thousands of bloggers jumped into the bandwagon giving them another platform to earn something out of their blog writing. Many of them earned a handsome sum of advertising dollars from pay-per-post scheme and many more earned a little bit here and there, all depending on how popular their blogs are.

    I think the purchasing of Performancing.com by PayPerPost has given some kind of moral boost to bloggers giving indications that pay per post is going to stay and thrive despite many negative opinions surrounding the advertising scheme. Given some times, I think pay-per-post will be accepted by more people in the blogosphere. As the technology and the methodology around pay-per-post mature, I dare to predict that pay-per-post will be one of the internet-economy driving factors for generating income through blogging, which is now very much dominated by Google’s PPC. Just my two cents.

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    Posted in Internet Business, Make Money, PayPerPost, ProBlogging | No Comments »

    Have You Ever Thought What Happens To Your Blogs or Internet Businesses When You Die?

    Posted by CJCM on 25th December 2006

    It is an interesting question isn’t? If you are a Problogger and your family’s well being depends on income generated by your blogs, you should do something about it. I am not a Problogger but somehow, a question pop up in my mind, what happens to my blog when I die? It’s not so much of the money generated by my blog because it isn’t much to start with, but rather what would happen to it?

    One thing that comes to my mind is that, regular visitors to my blog (or for that matter anyone’s blog) will start thinking what happened to the blog owner? Is he sick? Is he busy? Is he still blogging? Is he alive? Is he dead?

    For Probloggers whose family are dependent of blogging income, this should be a serious question and requires serious attention to getting an asnwer to it. This is especially true if your spouse is not a blogger herself. You should have a blog continuity plan, very much like a business continuity plan should a disaster strikes, in this case your death.

    Here are some suggestions by Darren Rowse of Problogger how to prepare your spouse in the event of your death:

    Contact details for partners - I have a number of blog partners that would be able to help her navigate some of the logistics of managing my blogs
    Contact details for trusted other bloggers - a few others who know enough to be useful
    Passwords and Contact details for Advertising Programs and Affiliate Programs - to be able to access and manage income
    Contact details of bloggers who work for me - a number of my blogs are written these days by others.
    Contact details for web hosts - without these the blogs fall over and income disappears
    Passwords for Paypal accounts
    Backup details - for blogs and computers
    Blog and hosting passwords - to give her (or those who help her) access
    Instructions on what to do - a few notes on what I’d suggest she does. Which blogs she could sell (and who could help her sell them), which to allow to run (and who to write on them), what my agreements are with different people etc

    More discussions at Problogger, EricGiguere, Interweb World, Blogging Pro.

    Obviously, new internet economy had presented a new challenge for internet practitioners with regards to business income continuity of these internet professionals. Lets hope, those involved in will writing or legal advice would come up with real solutions to these real problems potentially faced by a growing number of internet professionals especially professional bloggers.

    It’s interesting also to find out if insurance companies would response to this new business insurance needs catering to professional bloggers and internet marketers. Any new idea anyone?

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    Posted in Internet, Internet Business, ProBlogging | No Comments »

    Ventedoy… Another Unique Directory by Alang

    Posted by CJCM on 17th December 2006

    Guys… you have to take a look at this. Before this Alang had scored a first when he created the 50 Pages Website directory. Now he has Ventedoy, another unique directory service by Alang. I won’t talk much about it because you can get the details at the website. The idea is amazingly simple and the potential to make money is huge. I knew this guy was up to something… and here it is… welcome to Ventedoy.

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    Posted in Internet, Internet Business, Make Money, Malaysian, Web Directory | No Comments »

    PayPerPost

    Posted by CJCM on 15th December 2006

    PayPerPostI had just checked my email and had noticed an email from PayPerPost that looked like it was sent only to members of PayPerpost. I was wondering because I knew I am not yet accepted as one of their PayPerPost bloggers. I remember about one week back PayPerPost had sent an email regarding my application and informed me about my blog not being accepted due to a technical problem with my blog where they had claimed that I had a duplicate site of the same blog.

    True enough, my blog used to be hosted at http://www.articlesportfolio.com/blogcjcm but had been migrated to a new domain http://www.cjcm2u.com. I had not removed the old blog, but I have setup a permanent redirect to the new url. I had resubmitted my blog with an explanation and had not been checking the status until I received an email from them just now. Upon logging into my account I found out my blog had been accepted by PayPerPost.

    There had been quite an interesting story behind my application to PayPerPost. I had received an email from another friend of mine who had recommended that I apply to join PayPerPost. She had mentioned that she could get referral fee for recommending friends to join PayPerPost. After reading about PayPerPost, I became interested and had applied through the website. I am supposed to receive an email where I had to activate my account right after the registration process. However the email never arrived and I had tried to re-register a few times only to face the same problem. So I had contacted PayPerPost through their contact form and had explained about my predicament hoping they would resolve that very quickly. But that was soo looooong time ago, so long I had given up hope of joining PayPerPost. However, I had received an another email from PayPerPost at least two or three weeks ago informing that my account had been activated and that I could now log in. That was when I had tried to register my blog and got rejected due to the reason explained above.

    So I now have another option of additional income through blogging which I think is quite interesting. Eventhough there had been many controversy around paid-posts discussed and argued over many blogs and forums, I think there is nothing wrong with pay per post blogging. Why so much fuss about it when you also get paid for displaying advertisement on your blog, getting paid for someone clkicking on the Google ads via Adsense, getting paid for referring visitors to an affiloiate site and what not?

    PayPerPost is just another avenue for blogger to get additional income and I am totally comfortable with it because it’s no different to what I am already doing at Profy and Gadgetell where I got paid for every post I write in those two blogs. Paid blogger is just another job, just like salesman job. Instead of selling just that company’s product, PayPerPost bloggers sell many different products and services…and what is wrong with that? Come on guys… leave me alone with this, will you?

    By the way, I have not earned any money yet from PayPerPost but after this post I hope there will be some money rolling into my PayPal account that I can used for my online shopping. And the best part is, I am not alone here… you too can also join the club, as long as you are not bothered with those people that have been putting ‘their’ negative opinions about PayPerPost.

    Good luck with your blogging!!

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    Posted in Internet, Internet Business, Make Money, PayPerPost, ProBlogging, Sponsored Post | No Comments »

    Update on CREAMaid

    Posted by CJCM on 11th December 2006

    CREAMaid payment received

    Well, I got something creamy from CREAMYaid. My conversation about being one of the awesome million had been accepted by the conversation starter, so they had paid me some royalty on that… not much but the USD4 sent to my PayPal proved that CREAMYaid beta hold true to its promise.

    Like I mentioned in the update for my first conversation about the CREAMaid itself, I was accepted but there was no royalty due to the conversation campaign had been stopped.

    So it is very important that you ensure a conversation campaign is actually running if you want to get paid when you are accepted.

    Good luck!!

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    Popularity: 11% [?]

    Posted in CREAMaid, Internet, Internet Business, Make Money, ProBlogging | No Comments »

    Creamy CREAMaid!

    Posted by CJCM on 9th December 2006

    CREAMYaid As usual, I just went over to LiewCF.com to check out what is he up to, and it was interesting to know another Malaysian had turned ProBlogger. Very cool. I quickly checked MENJ blog. The first page I landed at talked about CREAMYaid. Creamy what??? Apparently, CREAMYaid is another method a blogger can make extra money blogging. This is not just another blog marketing service. After reading more about CREAMaid I became instantly interested. So I checked out further and decided to join the wagon and see what I can end up with.

    So here is what I did:

    Step 1
    At the main page of CREAMaid, I browse conversations started by Marketers who want to create campaign for their products. In this case I selected a conversation started by CREAMaid itself, to promote its unique service. The conversation is : What does CREAMaid taste like?

    Step 2
    I visited one of the existing website that already accepted by the Marketer, also known as Conversation Starter, and join the conversation there.

    Step 3
    I got a code that will create a widget. I am supposed to paste this code in my post.

    Step 4
    I created this post to talk about CREAMaid and paste the widget code in my post. You should see it there at the boottom of this post.

    Step 5
    If my post is selected and accepted by the Marketer, my post will be featured in the widget together with all other posts that have been accepted, I will earn a royalty.
    If any blogger decide to join the conversation by clicking on my site’s widget, I will earn a referral fee.

    So that’s it folks. It seems simple and it is simple. You decide which conversation you want to join, create a post about it, get the widget code for the conversation and include it in your post and sit back.

    And how does CREAMaid taste. To tell you honestly, I dont know yet. But I get it will be CREAMY and YUMMY, especially when you start receiving all those royalties and referral fees from CREAMaid.

    So have fun with CREAMYaid. Its not hard to join. No signup, no application, no rejection due link popularity crap. Just blog the conversation. The worst thing that can happen, you joined a conversation, you write something totally not CREAMY that the marketer didn’t accept or select your post, so you receive no royalty. But you are in the game…. and its all about having CREAMaid fun blogging your way.

    Good luck.

    P/S: This conversation What does CREAMaid taste like? may not be active by the time you read this post, so make sure you join only active conversation.

    Update: I just received an email from CREAMaid that this post had been selected. Unfortunately, there is no royalty to be received. I think the conversation campaign had finished, which I didn’t check before. But I dont understand why it is still accepting participation.. maybe CREAMaid can clarify this?

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    Popularity: 14% [?]

    Posted in Fun Stuff, Internet Business, Make Money, ProBlogging | 2 Comments »