Jul 23 2008

Google to buy Digg for $200 Million

According to a report by TechCrunch, it appears Google is set to purchase Digg.com for $200 Million.

Google has scooped up sites like this before, such as YouTube and FeedBurner and I’m sure they’ll be looking at many more in the future.

How can you cash-in by selling your website?

You may not have a website that Google is interested in, but you may have one that someone else may want to buy.

If you are to create a site, your number one goal should be the intention to sell your website in the future. Of course not all websites are going to be worth $200 Million, but there are many people creating websites and then selling them for nice profits. Others buy websites from others, fix them up and then flip them for a profit. Some sell for a few thousand dollars, while others may sell for tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.

What your website is worth will depend on a number of factors. How much it makes per month? How old is the website? What is the page rank? How much traffic does your website get? Is your domain easy to remember? Is your domain a .com, .net or another TLD. .COM domain names tend to be worth more. These and other factors can determine how much your website and domain name is worth.

You can make money by creating and selling websites or buying and selling websites if you put the effort into it.

Jul 15 2008

WordPress 2.6 Released

Of course if you have wordpress 2.5 you probably already know that WordPress 2.6 is available because as soon as you log into your admin dashboard, it says so right at the top.

Here is a video preview of new features on WordPress 2.6

Looks like some pretty good new features if I do say so myself.

Jul 14 2008

I won an iPod Nano

I took part in a survey from Web Perspectives and won an Apple 4GB iPod Nano. I also got paid $10 via PayPal.

You won’t get rich by completing surveys, but you can get a few bucks here and there, plus occasionally win some cool prizes.

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Jul 3 2008

John Chow and Bic Promo Pens bring us another great contest

John Chow dot Com and Bic Promo Pens, who sell Promotional Pens, have teamed up to bring you another great contest and this time there will be two winners.

You can win one of two Flip Video cameras – one Flip Video Ultra and one Flip Video Mino. The winners can also expect a few pens as well.

You can get an entry by posting a comment at the Contest Post or by making a post about the contest following the instructions given. It can’t get any easier than that. He could have made you answer a skill testing question, but he didn’t. Just post a comment for 1 entry and make a post about the contest for another 5 entries. Contest runs until July 31.

Click here to enter.

Contests, contests and more contests. I know you don’t mind that is all I’m posting about right now.

Jun 18 2008

What Blog Script Should I Use

When starting a blog you have to decide if you want to use the free blog hosting services of a site like Blogger.com and WordPress.com or to host your own blog.

The benefit of using the free blog services is it’s easy to set up and it is hosted for free. Their upgrades are automatic or in the case of wordpress – Automattic.

The downside is you don’t have full control of those sites and they could delete your blog without notice. You also have a sub domain like www.your-username.blogspot.com or www.your-username.wordpress.com

I highly recommend registering your own domain name and purchase hosting (If using GoDaddy check out our GoDaddy Coupon Codes post) and download the WordPress.org blog script. It is very simple to set up with their famous 5-minute installation. You can also choose from a variety of themes to upload or if you want to make your blog really stand out, get a custom made WordPress theme.

Happy Blogging!

Jun 17 2008

GoDaddy Coupon Codes or Promo Codes

Save money on domains or hosting with these GoDaddy Coupon Codes or Promo Codes. (GoDaddy discount codes below last updated April 11, 2011)

WOWYESYES – 35% OFF (expires: March 31, 2013) after March 31, 2013 20% OFF

GDBBREN8 – $7.99 .COM and .NET Domain Renewals + $3.99 (60% off) Godaddy Private Registration – (Tested and works as of March 11, 2013) (TIP: for new domain purchases if you are not buying bulk to qualify for free private registration, first purchase domain with $7.49 code and then use GDBBREN8 to purchase private registration for $3.99

BB2086D60 – 30% OFF Domain Renewal + FREE Private Registration (Tested and works as of March 25, 2013) (note: free private is for new orders of privacy – if you already have private on a domain ..cancel the private for that domain in your “Domains by Proxy” account and then renew your domain, add private registration again when renewing to get free private + 30% off domain)

Get Unlimited Hosting at GoDaddy.com!

I’m looking for GoDaddy Coupon/Promo codes for Private Registration so please post them if you find any.

Also, a tip for renewing domains with Private Registration so you can get a discount on the domain AND discount on Private Registration… – On the day of renewal, cancel the Private Registration in your DomainsByProxy account, then renew your domain using one of the GoDaddy promo codes above like you normally would, then after you’ve renewed your domain you can purchase Private Registration again for that domain using a Godaddy Coupon code from above. (If you have multiple domains renewing on the same day, maximize savings by purchasing Private Registration together at the same time and using one of the Godaddy promo/coupon codes for larger orders)

Please let us know if any of the above codes don’t work anymore.

I am going to update this page whenever I find any good GoDaddy Discount Codes that can help you save money at GoDaddy.com

So be sure to bookmark our site and you can find the link to this post in the links section in the sidebar on the right.

Feel free to leave a comment with any GoDaddy coupon codes you find. Be sure to state what the discount is, what it can be used on, if there is an expiry date or not, and any other info related to that particular code.

Jun 16 2008

Market Leverage and DatMoney bring us another Awesome Contest

Once again M8′s I bring you another awesome contest with Market Leverage involved. This time the contest is at DatMoney.com

I am really impressed with the way Market Leverage treats everyone they deal with and when I get this blog and design set up proper, I’m going to be connecting with them. (you may have noticed the theme change, but this is just a temporary one until a custom theme is created)

Now lets get to this contest so you can enter too…

The prizes are similar to those featured at the other contests Market Leverage is involved with.

Prizes:
1. iPod Nano
2. $200 ML Rewards Gift Card
3. ML Flip Mino
4. ML USB Pen

There are several ways to enter, answer a question at the contest post on DatMoney.com, vote on it, or write a blog post about it and answer a question.

I obviously chose to blog about it too and as part of the rules of the contest I had to choose one question to answer. Instead of one, I decided to answer all three since they are cool questions and DatMoney took the time to ask them and set up this contest. Plus, you’ll get to know me a bit better like the owner of DatMoney wanted by getting us to answer these questions.
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a) Who has been your role model growing up?

I’d have to say my Mother since she was the one who raised us on her own. She taught us the value of working hard for everything you wanted and to put 110% into everything you did. I am who I am today because of her!

b) If you could date any celebrity, who would it be?

This is a tough one because I have have several celebrity crushes and I would like to date any of them equally as much, but they seem to be taken ;-)

Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Katie Holmes, Kate Hudson, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston…If any of you are free…contact me ;-)

c) If there was no internet, what would you be spending your time doing?

I would probably be doing everything I do now when I’m not online, just more of it.
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That’s how easy it is to enter this contest. It ends on July 3rd at 11:59 pm, so get over there now and enter!

Thanks to DatMoney.com, MarketLeverage.com and iblogtoblog.com

Jun 14 2008

Cool Contest at Affiliate Confession

Here you go M8′s! Another big contest with cool prizes that has Market Leverage involved once again, along with Vat19.com, and Affiliate Confession where this contest is being held.

Here are the Prizes You Can Win:

A Nintendo DS Lite along with 2 games valued at $155 from Alan at Affiliate Confession.

A Flip Mino camera valued at $179 courtesy of Market Leverage.

A USB missile launcher (valued at $34.95) and a Banana Bunker($4.95 value) courtesy of Vat19.com(click the link below to find out exactly what these are ;-) )

Click here for more info, to see pics of the prizes, and to enter yourself of course.

For those of you that have been coming back to see if I have got this thing up and running, you may luck out and win some prizes. Contest runs until June 25th so get your entry in by following the simple instructions.

Ok, you’re probably thinking if I have the time to find these contests, I should have the time to get this blog running. Perhaps winning one of these contests is just what I need to launch this blog off right.

Jun 12 2008

Market Leverage Contest on John Chow

Market Leverage and John Chow have teamed up for a contest for a Bag of Stuff.

And this Bag of Stuff is quite the prize!

The bag will have a Market Leverage T Shirt, golf shirt, jacket and cap so you’ll show Market Leverage some promo love when you’re sporting it around town. BUT you’re going to really want to show them some love if you win because the bag also contains these great prizes…

* Flip video camera
* $200 Market Leverage Amex Rewards card
* USB drive that is also a pen
* iPod Nano.

The iPod Nano will also be engraved with Market Leverage and your blog name or MoneyM8.com if I win. Total value of the bag of stuff is over $500. WOW!

OK, so out of the blue I come out with a post for a contest when my blog isn’t even ready, I haven’t had the time to get it started as I’m busy with several other sites, and the contest isn’t even by me. What gives, you ask?

Well, it’s obvious there is something in it for me to post about the contest. I get 5 entries. They get some exposure on many, many sites, and I get a chance to win some cool stuff.

That Flip Video would definitely come in handy for a new blog that is just starting out as video is becoming an extremely important part of blogging.

I also give you the opportunity to enter as well with just a little comment at the post.

You can learn something from Market Leverage. They have been sending these bags of stuff to many bloggers already. They are gaining leverage on their target market. Now they are having this big contest which will get them many links back to their site and some great exposure.

I plan on having contests here on Money M8 dot com in the future as well. As you can see at the contest post at John Chow dot com, contests can generate a lot of interest. There were 341 comments at the time of my posting.

Sure, I’m only posting because I can win, but that is what they want bloggers to do. It helps them and gives you an opportunity to win some cool prizes…

…and it actually got me to break away from my busy schedule to make a dang post on this site.

Jun 1 2008

Do you have time to start a new blog?

I originally planned to start this blog on May 1st and as you can see my first post came on May 9th stating I would be working on it over the next few days…

Well…today is June 1 and nothing has changed on this blog. I haven’t even started.

So the question is…Do I have the time to start this blog?

That is one question you need to ask yourself if you want to start your own blog for the purpose of making money online. You have to find the time in order to post daily. Or at least find the time to write enough posts that you can have them “stored” away for future posting.

I currently run several other websites, as well as a few other blogs. Can I really find the time to post on this and still take care of my other sites and customers? If you already have several projects running and you try to start a new one, it’s possible your other projects could suffer.

Not only do you have to find time for your new blog and still take care of your other websites and blogs, you don’t want to take time away from your family and friends.

Do you have the time to start your own blog?

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