As I have alluded to several times over the past several weeks, there are changes happening with my employment/business situation. I’m trying to gracefully exit what I feel is a sinking ship, without losing my house, car, or life to a bankruptcy.
I’ve always been a man of ideas and action (my follow-through can often use some work*) so I’m trying to devise a way to keep myself as free as possible and also maintain an income.
I’ve been doing some research today about capturing the traffic that comes to my blog and converting those numbers to a few cents per visit. I’ve never been a big fan of advertising on blogs, at least not when it takes away from the content and purpose of the site.
That being said, I’m going to experiment with a few different types of ads on this site. I fully expect my loyal, lovely, talented and honest readers to let me know if I’m doing something that really mucks the place up. I don’t like flashy banners, pop ups, or distractions anymore than you do, so I will be avoiding those like the plague.
One of the most intriguing things I found in my research today was AGLOCO. I’ll give you my take on the program, but more knowledgeable writers like John Chow may be able to give you a better explanation.
Here’s the deal: You get paid to surf the net. You refer other surfers who also get paid to surf the net, and you make a percentage of what those surfers make.
Wait! Doesn’t that sound like a pyramid scheme? Well sort of… however you don’t have to do anything more than you are doing right now, it costs you nothing, and the money comes from ad revenue instead of ginsu knives or cleaning products.
The website states that the average user (without additional referrals) can expect to make $15/month just for surfing the web for 5 hours.
The view bar software is in beta testing now, and should be rolled out in the next 3 or 4 weeks. I’m signed up now, and I’m putting my referral code here so you guys can jump on the wagon after me. What can it hurt?
Sign up and read more about the program using my referral code here: http://www.agloco.com/r/BBBS8355
You will notice in the sidebar that I’ve added a small block of Google Adsense ads and a Paypal Tip Jar. If I can make enough to offset the cost of web hosting I’ll be happy. I’ll keep you informed.