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Simple way to make money online.

As many of you know, I’ve been looking for simple ways to make money online with things like adwords, adsense, affiliate marketing, etc. Most have just been trial runs of sorts to see what I could figure out. So far, I’m not rolling in it, but I’ve learned a lot for whatever I decide to do for my final effort.

So todays endevor is so sickening simple, that I had to share it. The system is called subvert. Basically it works like this:

If you are a user (like me) – You get paid to vote on certain digg and stumble upon articles. For every article you vote for, you make $.50 cents. Just to give you an idea… You vote on 300 digg articles (which doesn’t take very long, and that’s 150 bucks in your pocket.

If you are an advertiser (which I sometimes am – You can pay to have people vote on your stumbleupon articles/digg articles, basically causing tons of “organic” traffic to hit your site.

So basically, you can get paid to spend some time voting on digg. How sweet is that? Best part is, the signup process is so simple that anyone can do it in about 10 minutes. All you need is a digg account, a stumble upon account, and to fill out a little tiny form.

Give it a whirl and let me know what you think!

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  • JT Olds July 28, 2007, 8:44 am

    I realize I don't comment often here, so I apologize for just jumping in, but it seems to me that Digg et al. would be very interested in preventing this sort of thing from happening, as their site quality would decrease from this sort of bias. It sounds to me like this becomes a business of cat and mouse with websites like Digg, which I suspect would either become litigious or a war of attrition. I don't know, DoubleClick makes/made a bunch of money off of SEO, which of course was the same sort of thing with Google (Google wants to prevent SEO), so, it could very well work. Just my $0.02.

    I'd be interested to hear how you implemented this. Are you screen scraping the users-who-voted page via cron job or something similar?

  • Justin Gehring July 28, 2007, 9:58 am

    I'm not the implementor JT… just the person who makes money off it 😉 (and plans on using it to generate traffic).

    I don't think people like Digg can do anything about it though… Not without policing it's users, which is next to impossible.

    We'll see how it goes :-).

  • JT Olds July 28, 2007, 10:22 am

    Oh! I thought you wrote it. That totally changes things, haha.