Monday, December 29, 2014

PAA is Hacked Again!?

Oh Poop!  Has been hacked again?

For the past two days, if you try to go to that site, you get this message:

Bandwidth Limit Exceeded
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.

Apache/2.2.29 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.29 OpenSSL/1.0.1e-fips mod_bwlimited/1.4 Server at Port 80


I guess the instability of PAA is gonna force me to write mostly on my own blogs.  These "paid to post" sites all seem to have problems!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Streamlining AdFly

Okay, so AdFly is kinda a pain, both for me and you.  So I've decided to simply PLEAD for money at the end of my blog posts like this:

Please help feed a hungry blogger by clicking here: Feed the Bloggers!

The link goes to a PAA post that basically says, "Thank you!"

This is better than adding a distracting banner add to all my links, and less work too.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Gonna Try AdFly

If you've read any of this blog, you'll notice quickly that my attempts to find a STEADY source of online income, no matter how small, has been a failure.

Bubblews paid great at first, but then payments went "missing".  Now it appears to have been a pyramid scheme scam all along.

FullofKnowledge and PostAnyArticle, while not paying nearly as well as Bubblews, at least were paying steady until early this year, when Adsense abruptly canceled their account.  Ever since then they have been shaky, either not paying, or paying very poorly, (pennies).  Now it appears that posts over six months old do not qualify for earning any income.  So much for a passive income stream!

Then there is Adsense.  While some folks do quiet well with this service, I've not been a fan of theirs since they screwed us over at FoK and PAA.  As it turns out, I had an old Adsense account connected to my MissingMusic blog, which I attached here and to some other blogs.  I've had it a while; over seven years, I had accumulated about $3.00, (yes - THREE DOLLARS!), in it.  But, just recently I checked my account again, and they have dinged me about 40 cents for "illegal activity".  WTF?  It looks like Adsense is gonna screw me over too.

How well have I done with affiliate marketing?  Zip, zero, null, nada.  Ain't earned a penny from it yet, although the hope remains.

So now I'm giving this AdFly a try.  You can read my post about it here on PAA:

Will I make decent money with AdFly?  Time will tell.

Friday, December 19, 2014

PAA and FoK Cut Off Payments After Six Months

Well phooey, again!  Even though FoK and PAA have been functioning without malware for a good while now, it looks like once again the guy who runs the site has modified the rules, and is only paying for views on posts less than six months old.

This is kinda cruddy and deceptive, IMHO, as one of the unofficial slogans of FoK was "write once; get paid forever".  I guess "forever" in this case is finite!

I'm not too thrilled with Adsense either.  I have it on some of my blogs, and after seven years, (yes, seven years!), had accumulated a balance of $3.00 .  Then when checking my account a few days ago I saw I had been dinged about 40 cents for "illegal activity".  WTF?  I guess I should consider myself lucky that I even qualified for Adsense, but it sure seems like they use a similar business model to those other crooks, namely the jerks who run Bubblews.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Webpage Success Story -

In the midst of reporting our dismal earnings, (less than a dollar since May/2014!), how about if we look at a successful website,

I don't know a whole lot about these folks, but my wife claims they generate substantial income from their website.  (How?)

I think the website was built by the friend of ours who started the successful website, which is the ABSOLUTE BEST place to go to get help obtaining a VISA for entry to the USA.

As RapidVisa and CausalDesign show, you can establish a successful online presence.  All it takes is lots of hard work and patience.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Posts to PAA / May/2014

We had LOTS of posts to PAA in May/2014.  As it turns out, we only got paid pennies for them, which, combined with site being host to viruses in June, caused us to lose interest in writing online article.

For the faithful, here are the articles we posted on PAA in May/2014:

Posts to FullofKnowledge / May/2014

Here are some posts we put on FoK before the site began having its "troubles".  (It seems okay now, by the way; Aaron got rid of the shakey advertisers.)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hi .... Quick Update

Hello Earthlings!

It's been a while since I wrote anything on this blog.  The reason is that I got disgusted and frustrated with the whole "write on the internet for money" gig.  After FoK and PAA got hacked, I stopped visiting those sites.  My last payment from then was a measly $0.17 back in early July.

In the last month or so it appears that the Crazy Texan, (Aaron, owner/operator of FoK and PAA), has his sites back on track.  Neither has malware attached to them anymore, and folks are slowly coming back to submit articles.

Exciting, huh?  Well .... I'm just not so thrilled about writing for "money", (more like peanuts!), anymore.  I'll write some stuff if I feel like it.  But it the spirit don't move me, I'll just lump it.

All-in-all, I think I get more "bang" for my buck watching porn!   :-)