Friday, 28 September 2007

£10 off at Amazon on Personal Care Products

Spend £50 at Amazon on personal care products and get £10 Off!£10 off orders of over

Get those Christmas presents in early and save some money! This offer is running until the 7th October so Hurry! This Link will take you to the Amazon page where you getthe code for adding at checkout to get the money off your order. So get upto 20% off that electric shaver, straightening irons, manicure set etc.

Just have a look at some of the available items -

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Buying Cars!

Buying a car should be straight forward, well you'd think it was. Unfortunately my partner isn't very tall and her legs are pretty short, though they do reach the ground!

The problem was that very few cars have enough seat adjustment to enable her comfortably to reach the pedals. Having previously put her back out for 8months whilst driving a metro, which taught her that the driving position had to be perfect, not just almost comfortable. Previously she'd been driving a Fiat Cincequento (sp?), though wanted something a bit bigger and a bit more substantial.

Well we went around about a dozen garages locally on Saturday, we check the South Bristol Directory, to find the local ones, most didn't actually have websites but luckily the directory still listed them and gave a routemap to them. The first garage we went to was just down he road and they had a couple of cars in the price range that looked hopeful. After trying the Fiesta, 206, Seat and clio it was found only the 206 was actually comfortable. It was also a pretty tidy car for the money although being a 1.9deisel it was going to be a bit of a jump insurance wise. After driving round a few more garages trying similair cars, none others 'fitted' as well as the 206, not even a 106. Perhaps car makers should do a bit more to make their seats more adjustable! One car we were shown didn't even have a lever to slide the seat back, so we left that one quickly. Another had to have someone in the back to do the seat adjustment, so another sharp exit!

After umming and ahhhing we went back to the first garage and I took the 206 for a spin. I was pretty impressed with it driving wise, power steering, pretty nice acceleration for a diesel and good handling. We managed to negotiate the price down a bit and we're not sure wether we got a trade in for the Fiat or he was just being kind taking it off us!

Thursday, 20 September 2007

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Monday, 17 September 2007

Amazon Widgets

Well Amazon do it again! With a whole host of widgets released today they sure keep us associates on a learning curve!
How's this for a Cloud Widget?

Social Reveiw Site

Anyone looking for independent reviews of places to eat, drink or visit might well want to check out where they can read many independent reviews of places in London, or anywhere in the world. Also, if you have really enjoyed somewhere and want to tell the world about it you can submit your own review.

So whether you're looking for hot tips on London bars or just London in general, may well be a great place to start!

Drop me a line and let me know how you get on!

My New Blog!

After spending a few months getting used to blogging and aimlessly blogging about anything that came along and inspired me, I've decided to create a specialist blog reviewing various gadgets and blogging about gadgets in general! I'm going to try and blog on it at least once a week, if not twice a week ideally! Feel free to check it out Here!

Friday, 14 September 2007

I Love Pay Per Post!

I only joined pay per post the other month and already have earned money from writing only a couple of blogs here! I've probably missed more opportunities than I have taken as I keep forgetting to log in and see what are available. It seems that those people who blog based in the USA get a few more opportunities to blog than us UK bloggers, though we do get some opportunities that are unique to to Europe and the UK in compensation. Also blogger who have their blog hosted on a website get more opportunities as some specifically want blog posts that aren't on blogspot and similair blogging platforms. I'm considering moving or creating a blog on one of my websites in the near future. I may even consider purchasing a specific URL to host my blog as I'm confident that PPP will more than cover the costs of hosting in the long run!

Pay Per Post works as advertisers seek new forms of marketing to aid their traffic generation and web site presence. It works for bloggers as we get paid to do stuff we enjoy! I'm hoping to put my earnings from Pay-Per-Post into paying for a new laptop, and if it goes extremely well I'll even consider buying a much dreamed of Apple iBook!

Saturday, 8 September 2007

My Squidoo Earnings Payout!

I blogged about Squidoo a couple of months ago when I joined up. It's a pretty unique social networking site where you get to create pages on any subject that you want. Unlike myspace, facebook, etc it's unique in that it's main purpose is to earn you money! I received my first payout yesterday for $17.48 or a little over £8, first I knew of this was an email from paypal telling me the money had arrived!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

I didn't think too much at first until I read more and did a few searches but not only can you earn cash from creating pages you can drive traffic to your website, make pages about gadgets and gizmos that you can place your affiliate links on, or even take the easy option if you don't want to have to manage an affiliate account as squidoo has over 1000 affiliates already and a very easy interface for you to advertise their products.

I only joined up at the very end of June so July was my first month on squidoo and I didn't spend to much time on it. The lens that I did spend a lot of time and effort on was my Perry Mason Lens, though I don't think I got it completed to my satisfaction until August and I'm still tweeking it occasionally.

Imagine my Surprise when this lens earned me over $15!!! $4 of this was for being a high ranked lens, though it never made the top 100 on squidoo, it did spend a few days inside the top 200 on occassion and does get about 40 hits a week. So this $4 was a payout for being in the top tier on squidoo as a share of the sites adsense revenue, but where did the rest come from? Well, squidoo don't do much to break down the sources of revenue as yet, though this could have been from referalls to ebay or cafepress as they were the only money making modules on the page apart from Amazon, and they do log your amazon referalls, though I only had one purchase via amazon, and that's a pre-order which won't ship until next week, so earnings from that won't come through for another couple of months. Visitors may have gone to ebay to look at Perry Mason items I was showing there, or they may have bought items off Cafepress I was highlighting. Other lenses earnings varied from 4cents each for the work in progress and minimal lenses that haven't had much traffic and I keep meaning to go back and finish these, and 73cents for other lenses that were getting reasonable traffic. Though I must mention that these other lenses have sent traffic to my site, and also earned me commission from people following links on them to products I was recommending so am very pleased with my first couple of months on squidoo!

Next month should be even better as squidoo traffic was considerably down in July due to getting a slap from google due to allowing the creation of 'spam' pages, this was something squidoo jumped on very quickly but it did have a huge impact on visitors to the site and rankings on search engines for google which didn't really recover until August

I know that at least one visitor did go to cafepress to buy an item, as it was an item I created in a Cafepress store I was inspired to open by squidoo's interface with them, so not only did I earn commission for sending a customer there, I earned money as they bought an item I had created. For more info on Cafepress and how to earn money selling stuff from coasters to coffee mugs, stickers to wall clocks and aprons to thongs all with your own designs on, just click on this banner - and sign-up, it's real easy!

Design and Sell Merchandise Online for Free

So what are you waiting for? Sign up to squidoo now, if you use this link you will also get an extra $5 when you earn your first $15 and so will I!

Saturday, 1 September 2007

My Online Earnings for August

Well August was an OK month for me considering people were mainly on holiday and in search of the sun! My internet income is increasing steadily, not quite my best month on Amazon, though as I'm working on other affiliate schemes and increasing my adsense earnings in the time I'd usually be spending on amazon I'm pretty happy with the results so far.

One of the other new projects has been joining Pay Per Post, where I'm getting a chance to be paid to do a little blogging now and then. See this post for details.

I joined ClixGalore earlier this month, though have yet to implement many of their ads so have no income yet. Commission Junction is showing some nice earnings from referrals to some paid opinion sites where people get rewards for completing surveys like this one -

Make your opinion count!

And I am also picking up some earnings from Affiliate Future too!

Though the main purpose of this post is to show a few of the wacky items people have either bought from amazon through my links or looked at! I'm also showing off my newly installed java script so I can show you the full details of these on my site! So here we go -

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Romance

Hotel California: Singer-songwriters and Cocaine Cowboys in the L.A. Canyons 1967-1976

The White Island: The Extraordinary History of the Mediterranean's Capital of Hedonism

Aspire AS3694, Intel Celeron 440, 15.4" TFT with Acer CrystalBrite screen, 512MB memory, 80GB Hard Disk Drive, DVD Super-Multi, Shared graphics, WiFi, 5 in 1 Card Reader, Windows Vista Basic
I would have been a very happy bunny if I'd sold one of these, though lots did look at it!

Bose Sounddock Digital Music System
And one of these days I'd really like to buy one of these myself!

Chubb B-3G114E-PB-67 5 Lever Mortice Deadlock (British Standard) - Polished Brass Finish
Security seems to have been popular too!

MTD001 Adjustable wall mount bracket for large Plasma and LCD screens.
These wall mounts for plasma and LCD screens are in high demand!

JTS JS-1 Large Diaphragm Condensor Studio Mic + Shock Mount & Case
Amazon are even moving into the market traditionaly coveted by Studio Spares for Pro-Audio gear!

And Finally, at the end of the day -

For those living in areas where the tap waters not too clever, makes a huge difference in hair condition.

Before climbing into -

Deluxe Raised Airbed
Well it would normally be a proper bed, but these things inflate in minutes and pack away almost as fast. The other advantage being they do elevate you off the floor so ideal for guests and temporary visitors.