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Monday, August 31, 2009

End of August Message

The month of August is finally over. We had spent 31 days of part time job, trying to make money online, and so far, we manage to fare well.

Many things had happened during the month of August. We've seen PTC sites come and go, and a few of them that actually turned scam (ie. ValueBux and CuteBux). We had documented a lot of things, just see our August archive or our August News Archive for the complete detail of the events.

And now, let's see how much we made throughout this month. Here is a breakdown:

(Note: These are rough estimates)

Refback commissions: $1
Google Adsense: $5
Neobux payout: $2
BuxWiz payout: $2
BuxTalk payout: $2
Others: $1
Investments/Capital: $0
Expenses: $0
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Net Profit: $13

Unpaid/Pending: $6

The income we had right now is base on $0 capital. In other words, we make money without really investing on something save only for our efforts.

In the next coming months, we plan to move on to other online money making avenues. We will actually be abandoning some PTC sites, and give up on some of our tasks. This will free us to pursue even better opportunities. All this in an attempt to increase our monthly income. We just hope that things will be better in September.

PaidtoClick.in 7th Payment



Today, we received our seventh payment from PaidtoClick.in, and the picture above is our proof.

We have already earned 29c from this site.

TheClickers and the occasional malware attack

On a news we published on August 21 (see TheClickers.net - Watch out for viruses!), we warned people to be cautious when visiting TheClickers' PTC Website. This is due to the fact that the site has been found having viruses on it. Now, we also mentioned that the source of the virus is not the site itself, but possibly from one of its ads or banners. Well, we have identified the source, and it's really coming from one of its ads, or rather, from a certain iframe. Our sources claim that it could either be from BlueAdvertise or CreditBurner. Apparently, these two advertising sites has codes that promote 0-iframe or iframes that appear like a tiny dot. These iframes act like a window to other sites. The bad thing about this window is that it sometimes show an attack site, and these attack sites can send their script via the iframe. The malicious scripts that come from these attack sites can instruct your computer to download malwares. These bad programs can corrupt your computer's functions, and can sometimes spy on your personal or private information.

TheClickers's admin (alkinoos) had already been informed about these attacks, however, he strongly denies the allegation. He pointed out that the site TheClickers is clean. Perhaps, but we cannot deny the fact when we ourselves also got infected, on one occasion we were visiting the site.

BuxBunny Payout

About a few weeks ago, we joined an aurora site called BuxBunny. It's more like a test drive to see if the site pays. So when we reach the minimum cashout, we requested payout, and this is what we get:



BuxBunny pays! Their minimum cashout is only $0.15 via Paypal.

Join Here

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Blogger Tutorial Part 1: How to make a Blog

This tutorial will help you set up a Blogger blog. Actually, you won't be needing this tutorial as Blogger is pretty simple, and very easy to understand. Creating a blog on Blogger would be a breeze even for newbies.

Anyway, we're here to guide you just in case you guys mess up.

As previously mentioned in our last post (see Introduction to Blogger), Blogger has been acquired by Google in 2003. With this acquisition, Google has integrated Blogger into its network, thus, making it accessible to users with a Google Account.

To get a Blogger blog, go to www.blogger.com, and click on the "Create a Blog" button. You may have to create a Google account first. However, if you already have a Google or a Gmail account, then you don't need to register. Simply sign in using your existing Google or Gmail account and password.

Creating a Google Account

This is how the sign up form looks like, simply follow the instructions to successfully create a Google account.

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Email Address: Enter your email address on the blank (ie. myemail.yahoo.com). Remember, it must be an existing email ad. Providing a fake email ad will give you complications later.

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Retype email address: Enter the same email address. It must match the email ad you provided above, otherwise, an error in signup may occur.

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Enter a password: Enter a password that only you alone knows. Do not enter an easy to guess password. The meter below shows how strong your password is.

Note that the characters you enter will appear as * in the field. Just keep entering a password. It is displayed like this to conceal its value, but it's actually the character you entered.

Make sure to memorize your password also or you won't be able to access your own account.

Retype password: Enter the password you entered above. It must be a match.

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Email Notifications: When you check this, you will be receiving emails about announcements, advice, and other information from Blogger.

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Word Verification: Enter the same exact words you see in the image above. It is case sensitive, meaning, if you see the text in capital, make sure to enter the letter in capital also. This feature makes sure that the one registering is human and not a bot.

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Acceptance of Terms: Finally, read the Terms of Service, then check the "I accept the Terms of Service" box. Hit the continue arrow afterwards.

If you don't agree to the TOS, then you won't be able to use the service.

Note: If there are errors in the form, you will not be able to proceed to the next page. The field that have errors in them will be emphasized by red texts instructions.

Naming your Blog

Now that you have created a Google Account, it's time to name your blog..

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Blog title: Blog Title is the name that your blog will be using. Any character is accepted.

Blog address (URL): This will be the url address your blog will be using. For example, you entered my-biz-online. Therefore, your blog address will be http://my-biz-online.blogspot.com. This is the url address used to view your blog.

Note that your blog's URL must be unique. Click on "Check Availability" to determine if the blog url you entered is still available. If it's used by another user, then you won't be able to get that url. If it's available, then hit Continue.

Choosing a Template

This is the final step of creating a blog. A template is your blog's design or skin. This is how your blog will look like.

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Blogger has already provided you a set of templates to choose from. Just browse the page to look for a template of your desire. You need to click on it to choose it or you may preview the template by clicking on the "preview template" link. Once you have chosen a template, simply hit continue.

That's it, your blog is all set, you may now start blogging.

See us again for another part on this tutorial.

www.neobux.com


Url: www.neobux.com

Site Details

Members
· Earn up to $0.02 (2 cents) per click. ($0.01 for standard)
· Earn up to $0.02 (2 cents) for every ad your referrals click. ($0.005 for standard)
· Access detailed statistics of your clicks, earnings and even of your referral's clicks and activities.
· Minimum payout $2 (applies to first cashout only)
· Pay and receive instantly!
Register Now

Advertisers
It is easy to advertise your products or services.

Choose from a variety of click packs.
Everyone can see your ads, but only our registered users clicks are included in the price. So, you get what you pay for and even more since clicks from outside visitors are completely free!

Our registered users must see your ad for the amount of time you specified.

Each registered user's click will only be accounted once in 24 hours.

What's included:

· Choose your click pack depending on your needs.
· Choose the amount of time your ad must be viewed.
· View detailed statistics during and after your ad display.
· Enhanced anti-cheat protection.
· Demographic filter.
Register Now

Review

The site Neobux has been one of the older sites that existed for more than a year already. It is owned and managed by a Portuguese national. The site can be categorized under Bux sites, and it operates as a PTC advertising site.

As a standard (Free) member, you earn $0.01 for every ads you view, and $0.005 for every ads your referral(s) (direct or rented) view(s). There are 4 ads available for clicking everyday, and random extra ads that may appear occasionally. Random ads are worth somewhere around $0.005 to $0.01.

Similar to most Bux sites, this site also offers upgrades. The upgrade is called "Golden" and to get a Golden membership, you must first meet the upgrade membership requirements.

Golden Membership requirements include a minimum of 50 clicks, have rented referrals twice, and an account that is 15 days old. Once you've meet all these requirements, you can upgrade your account to 1 year Golden for a price of $90. It's expensive, but your rewards could be worth it as you can earn $0.02 per click, get $0.01 for every referral clicks, and access to more ads. Beside the Golden Membership Upgrade, you can also buy additional upgrade packs that comes as Emerald, Sapphire, Platinum, Diamond, and Ultimate. To get an upgrade pack, you must have at least clicked 100 ads, and have upgraded to Golden. Each upgrade pack has their unique advantages. Among the 5, Ultimate has the best benefits.

This site like any other PTC Sites has a first level referral system. On this site, there are two ways to get referrals. The first is by referring a friend to join the site (direct), and the second, which is by renting referrals. Direct referrals never expire, but rented referrals do. This type of referrals stay as your downlines for only 30 days.

To get a direct referral, you must have clicked at least 100 ads, and be at least a member for 30 days.

Rented Referrals comes in a set of 3, 10, 20, 30, 50, 70, and 100. As a standard member, you are only allowed to purchase every 7 days.

For new members, Neobux offers discounts on referral renting. To purchase a referral, you must first have a rental balance. Rental balance can be loaded by transferring funds from accepted payment processors and into your Neobux account. Once you have the right amount, you may then use the balance to purchase your desired set of referrals.

In the history of PTC, Neobux was the first Bux site to implement the detailed statistic viewing feature, wherein you are allowed to view your own and your referrals' click statistics. It comes really handy, a reason why other bux sites sought to copy the feature and implemented it on their own sites.

Currently, Neobux is ranked as the best bux site in the PTC industry. This claim is evidenced by a high alexa rank, and an outstanding number of members.

Got Paid by Neobux



My experience with Neobux was terrible as I got suspended for breaking a TOS (Only one account per computer is allowed to view advertisements. If more than one account in a single computer views advertisements, all of those accounts will be permanently suspended.)

However, when my wife joined the site, things had been doing well thus far.

Neobux admin had given as another chance to settle our records straight, and for complying with the site's TOS, we really got paid. Moreover, when Neobux say that they'll pay instantly.. they really do pay instantly! We receive our payment within a matter of seconds.

Now, I had learned my lesson.. never refer a friend using your personal computer.

If you guys also wanted to earn,

Join Neobux

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Bux3 - an old scam site

Url: www.bux3.com

Bux3.com is one of the old PTC scam sites since bux.to. It came out to rival the amazing bux.to site (now a scam site), and like bux.to, it was also paying at first. The site begun its business using the same bux script that its competitor bux.to has. Both sites had been identical in almost all aspects, including the design. The only difference they had were in the ads, though both sites also had lots of ads available for clicking.

Earlier, this site had been met with progress despite falling short from bux.to in terms of popularity. It had became one of the top legit sites of their time. Unfortunately, when bux.to started having some issues with delay in payments. This site also follow suit.

Bux3 soon changed their design, but retained much of their script's functionality.

People remained confident on this site until news of the site owner's involvement with a number of scam sites including bux3.net (identical to bux3.com), worldbux, max-ptc, etc. spread out.

The name Ronnie came out as the man behind these sites, and it appears that he had been attempting to refinance his failing network by opening new sites and grabbing whatever resources he can get from members who invest.

Soon, Bux3 also began having some issues with payouts. Many standard members who reached the minimum $10 cashout were never paid, and this escalated until it included the premium members.

Is 8cent-emails.biz a scam?

Url: www.8cent-emails.biz

This site has an exact same name with the PTR turned gadget store scam site 8cent-emails.com, the only difference is the domain name, which is .biz instead of .com. We have very little knowledge concerning this site as this is probably one of the sites that weren't even given the chance to grow, however, since it's listed on justdropped.com's list of expired and deleted domain names. We believe, we have the right to say that it is now under the category of scam.

There are no reports of it having scammed people in the past nor does it have any ridiculously high offers, however, joining it will only most probably waste your time.

Michael Jackson's Birthday and Google

Michael Jackson's BirthdayThe "King of Pop" Michael Jackson is gone, but he's not forgotten. Today, Google commemorates his birthday by changing the Google logo into a design that matches the occasion. This is a way to remember the Pop King who had just recently passed away this 25th of June 2009.

His complete name is Michael Joseph Jackson, he was born on August 29th, 1958, and was supposed to celebrate his 51st birthday today if it weren't for his early demise.

He was an American musician and one of the most commercially successful entertainers of all time. His unique contributions to music and dance, along with a highly publicized personal life, made him a prominent figure in popular culture for four decades.

He was also known as a philanthropist, and a father to two children, Michael Joseph Jr. (commonly known as Prince), and Paris-Michael Katherine.

Clicking on the new Google logo will automatically issue a search query with the keyword, Michael Jackson.

Beach Bux having trouble with codes?

Url: www.beachbux.net

BeachBuxThis once lively paying site has now turned into a melancholic scam site.

Recalling a few weeks ago, the admin of this site announced that they had been having some issues with the site's codes. According to the admin, their old coder screwed them by faking many of the site's features and told them that they work. However, when they tested the features, they found several bugs.

The admin also said they had been trying to contact their old coder, but with no luck. Their coder wasn't replying to their e-mails nor does he answer their phone calls. The admin reassured the members, however, by saying they have found a new coder. But, since there is a lot to fix, including the Alertpay IPN, and the referral recycle bug, it would take them awhile to get everything back on track.

After awhile, a certain someone who claims to be the admin's assistant told the members on the site forum that they should keep trying to cash out by visiting and revisiting the site. He told the members to cashout a couple of hours after a failed attempt. And although this worked for some members, not everybody got their payment.

Now, a few weeks had passed, and the admin has not yet returned. The forum was filled with spam posts from opportunistic spammers already, but surprisingly, no one was even moderating the forum as well. This gives us a reason to believe that the admin has abandoned the PTC site.

Friday, August 28, 2009

TuiBux on sale

Bad news for Tuibux members. The PTC Site Tuibux had announced on their site that they are currently under maintenance, but behind the scenes, Tuibux is actually being sold. Here is a screenshot of an auction sale of the site at flippa.com:

tuibux
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The site had been meet with problems involving their script as of this late. According to a report, the site admin's encoder messed up with the site's codes, causing the script to malfunction.

Others believe that the site had been losing income lately, a reason why the admin had to make up for the loses by selling the site. It is uncertain as to whether pending cashouts will ever be paid or not, but chances for payouts are slim, considering the fact that site will soon be transferred to a new owner.

6th Payment from PaidtoClick.in



Another payment proof from PaidtoClick.in.

This is now our 6th payment. This site pays us almost everyday!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

www.buxtalk.com


Url: www.buxtalk.com

Site Details

Member Offers
· Earn $0.0025 per post
· Earn $0.10 and above from Contests
· Contests are held everyday

Review

Buxtalk is a discussion forum open for any money-related topics. The site is administered by at least 4 administrators, and headed by S Imran Ali, who is also known as Alirex (Admin on Buxtalk). The forum is similar to most PTC forums, only that it pays you to post. With exception to spam posts, the site offers to pay $0.0025 per post.

In addition to the Pay per post feature, the forum also held daily contests wherein you can earn $0.10 and above. You can participate on these contests just as long you meet the prerequisites, although most of these contests are open for everybody.

The forum is packing with information from both clickers and well-informed individuals. For starters, you can find the Introduction thread where you can introduce yourself. Once you get acquainted with the staff and the other members of the forum, you may participate on the threads in the Chatters Spot. This is where you can chit-chat with other members and share your comments on some of the stuff outside the money-making arena. However, if you are a person looking for money making opportunities, you may head for the Earning Section. This is where you can discuss online money earning opportunities, learn about new earning sites, get some tips and tricks, get some information regarding paying and non-paying sites, or even share your success stories. And if you're looking for referrals (downlines), you can go to the Trade Section where you can join in a Downline Builder, join or make offers in the Offers thread, or exchange referrals with other members. There are also other topics here, including Traffic and Link Exchanges, and Domain purchasing/selling.

Additionally, Bloggers and website owners may also show their sites to other members using the Showcase thread. The forum also provides some pretty cool information regarding SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and other web-related stuff you can seldom find anywhere else.

Paid by Buxtalk

For those looking for another way to earn money online, try BuxTalk. BuxTalk is a forum that is open for discussing any money-related topics. It also pays you to post, here's our proof of payment:



If you wanted to join this forum, simply click the banner below.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

www.buxwiz.com

This Site is no longer promoted! See Why


Url: www.buxwiz.com

Site Details

Member Offers
· Minimum cashout is just $2 (applies to first cashout only)
· $0.01 per ad you click
· Referral Earnings as follows:
       Standards/Wizards ($0.003)
       Magicians ($0.005)
       Coral/Garnet ($0.006)
       Jade/Ruby ($0.007)
       Royals ($0.008)
Register Now

Advertiser Offers
· Advertising starts at just $12!
· Targeted visitors to your shop or website at reasonable prices
· We offer advanced anti-cheating and anti-hacker measures for the advertisers, so that you are guaranteed at least all the ad views that you have paid for.
· We have all the basic requirements that any advertising company MUST provide, but few do, such as pausing ads, distributing clicks amongst different ads and even removing a campaign and replacing it with another.
· You also can set demographic filters on your advertisement and benefit from views targetted exactly to members from the country which you desire.
Advertise

Review

BuxWiz operates as a PTC (Paid to Click) advertising site, wherein consumers are payed to view advertisers' sites. It offers to pay its members $0.01 for viewing advertisements on the site. It also has a first level referral system offering to pay $0.003 (Standards/Wizards), $0.005 (Magicians), $0.006 (Coral/Garnet), $0.007 (Jade/Ruby), and $0.008 (Royals) per referral ad view.

In this buxsite, members can either get direct referrals (people directly referred), or rent them (referrals from purchases). Rented referrals expire after a period of time, and once they do, they must be repurchased, otherwise, they disappear. Direct referrals, however, never expires.

The site is free to join, however, if members wanted to optimize their earning potential, the site also offers membership upgrades. These upgrades comes in as Magician, Coral, Garnet, Jade, Ruby, and Royal. Among the 6, Royal is the highest status upgrade you can purchase. This upgrade also gives more benefits.

BuxWiz also had its own forum where members can voice out their opinions, boast their success, show their payment proofs, receive information, acquire help, or discuss their issues with an administrator.

Update

The site has been auctioned. The admin didn't even inform the members regarding this plan.

BuxWiz also lied about the hack issue. The admin admitted on Flippa that none of those actually occurred. They just made it as an excuse.

Payment Proofs

1

Overall earnings from this site

$1.96

This Site is no longer promoted!

Received 5th Payment from Paid.in

We cannot disregard a site that continues to pay, can we? So, here's our payment proof:

Paid.in Payment Proof

As long as it continues to pay, we will also continue to post payment proofs coming from this site.

You can join Paid.in here. Make sure to read their terms before signing up.

Got a Payment from BuxWiz

The site Buxwiz had been tested in the past and proven paying, evidenced by numerous Payment Proofs coming from its members. So, I decided to try it out for myself.

I had been clicking it for a month, and when I reached the minimum $2 payout, I immediately cash it out. Within a few minutes, I got paid, and here is the proof:



The site does pay. This makes it a site worth recommending.

Join BuxWiz

An Introduction to Blogger

Last time, we had introduced you guys to Blogging, and we had explained how you could make profit out of it. This time, we'll be introducing you folks into Blogger, one of the blog services that's available on the net today.

Blogger is a blog publishing system created by Pyra Labs, which is a company co-founded by Evan Williams and Meg Hourihan. It was acquired by Google in 2003. The service itself is located at www.blogger.com, and blogs that do not publish to their own websites are hosted by Google at the subdomain of blogspot.com.

For a brief walk at the history of this service, visit Wikipedia.org

Today, Blogger ranks no.1 among blog services (see Alexa Top 500 Global Sites), and is one of the Top 10 most visited websites worldwide. Perhaps the reason of its immense success is Google, the company that propelled Blogger to popularity. But, let us also not forget the guys behind the project.

Blogger is mostly sought by Bloggers and aspiring Bloggers worldwide. One of the reasons as to why most people go for Blogger instead of other web blog services is because of its reliability. Imagine, your blog hosted on one of the most powerful servers worldwide (Google Server). You can bet that your blog will seldom have downtimes, and will most likely be immune from DDoS attacks. This ensures that your work is safe most of the time. Another good reason perhaps as to why people prefer Blogger is because of its easy-to-understand features. The service is very user-friendly. When you join and create a blog, you'll get a step-by-step process where everything is explained, and that all you have to do is select among the already prepared choices. You also have a variety of other options such as choose among an already provided set of templates, add widgets with the help of a layout editor, configure your blog settings (already set to default), create posts on the fly with the aid of writing tools similar to that of MS Word's, and it also allows you to monetize your work by introducing you to Google Adsense. The blog can be used by both newbies and professionals alike. Users have access to the blog's XHTML (Extensible Hypertext Markup Language) structure, allowing further tweaking of their blog's template design.

As part of the Blogger redesign in 2006, all blogs associated with a user's Google Account were migrated to Google servers. Blogger claims that the service is now more reliable because of the quality of the servers.

Along with the migration to Google servers, several new features were introduced, including label organization where posts can be labeled and organized base on its category, a drag-and-drop template editing interface that allows easy manipulation of the template, reading permissions (to create private blogs), new Web feed options allowing other web feed services to integrate into the blog, a post autosave feature that prevents you from losing your work in case of an internet disconnection or power failure, an import post feature that allows posts from another blog to be imported into your blog, and a schedule post feature that allows posts to be publish at a later time (sort of auto-publishing). Furthermore, blogs are updated dynamically, as opposed to rewriting HTML files. Blogger also pings weblogs.com automatically by default, and allows your blog to be included in the Google Blog Search. This way, bloggers can get visitors just by updating their blogs.

In a version of the service called Blogger in Draft, new features are tested before being released to all users. New features are discussed in the service's official blog.

The Google Toolbar has a feature called "BlogThis!", which allows toolbar users with Blogger accounts to post links directly to their blogs. There is also a free add-in for Microsoft Word called "Blogger for Word". This add-in allows users to save a Microsoft Word Document directly to a Blogger blog, as well as edit their posts both online and offline. Google Docs also has direct integration to Blogger. The Windows Live Writer, a standalone app of the Windows Live Suite can also publish directly to Blogger.

Blogger offers multiple author support, making it possible to establish group blogs.

Blogger also has a comment moderation feature that enables authors to moderate the comments posted on their blog. With this feature, they can choose which type of users are allowed to post, hide or permanently delete comments, and enable word verification to prevent spambots from posting.

Blogger continues to improve even up to this day. New features are already being tested, and will soon be integrated into the system. Already in the system are a quick comment form (similar to WordPress'), and a PicasaWeb photo and GoogleVideos video blog integration feature that allows bloggers to enter photos and videos straight into their blog. More features are expected to arrive in the coming months.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

BuxForYou joins the list of Scam

Url: www.buxforyou.com

BuxforyouBuxForYou.com is a PTC site that uses Buxhost's NeXtGen script. The site is owned by a certain someone with the name or alias of Matthew Hunley (courtesy of PTC-Investgations Blog). This site was criticized in the past for having a $0.05 cent per ad view offer, which is believe by most clickers to be beyond standard, and making the site unsustainable. The site has manage to pay their members in the beginning, but as time goes on, we had notice some changes that what we can refer to as alarming. The ads on the site gradually disappeared until only one ad was left available. They even reduced the number of upgraded ads, until one day, without any announcement, we just found the site showing a notice telling us that the domain is available or open for new domain registration. We believe that the owner had abandoned the site, and had not payed his monthly bills, including those members who were expecting a return investment from their purchases and efforts.

Google celebrates the 400th anniversary of Galileo's Telescope

Google Celebrates the 400th anniversary of Galileo's Telescope. For those who don't know who Galileo is, he was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations, and support for Copernicanism. Galileo has been called the "Father of modern observational astronomy," the "Father of modern physics," the "Father of science," and the "Father of Modern Science."

On August 25th, 1609, Galileo showed off his unique creation to a group of Venetian merchants. The object was able to magnify the night sky, revealing celestial objects nobody could ever find or study before. This unique creation came to be known as the Telescope.

That invention forever changed the faces and foundations of science, philosophy, religion, society, and history. Now, exactly 400 years later, the web under Google's lead, has begun its celebration of this monumental achievement, most notably with a stylized Google logo.

Clicking on the logo will initiate a search query with the keyword "Galileo's Telescope."

Monday, August 24, 2009

No-Minimum.com PTP got bombed!

No-MinimumNo-Minimum.com has announced today that they would halt the PTP campaigns on August 24 and 25. This is due to a massive DDOS attack on their PTP pages, causing their server to go down. DDOS or Distributed Denial of Service is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users by saturating the target machine with external communication requests, such that it cannot respond to legitimate traffic, or responds so slowly as to be rendered effectively unavailable.

This is what No-Mininmum's message to its members contained:

hi

PTP will not be working for the next two days
august 24 and august 25

hold your campaigns for these 2 days.

we have a massive DDOS attack at the ptp page wich causes our server to go down.

keeping the site online is more important so the ptp page is down for 2 days .. not longer...


Due to the staff's quick action, they somehow managed to save the site from shutting down. No-Minimum is still online, and members can still earn from the site except from the PTP feature.

PaidtoClick.in: 4th Payment Received


4th Payment from PaidtoClick.in received.

Yes, the site still pays..

If you guys want to join and earn too, you can join this site here. Please read their terms before you sign up.

100euro-mail.com or no euro at all

Url: www.100euro-mail.com

This site resembles the scam site 100-cash.com, we can deduce that both 100euro-mail and 100-cash are using the same script and are deceiving people with the same scam. We can guess that these sites came from the same scriptwriter although we cannot confirm if the owner of both sites is actually one and the same person.

The site has a preposterous offer. Imagine a site offering to pay €100 for every emails you read, gives €1000 for a signup bonus, credits €100 for every referral you send, and has 5 referral levels deep. We all know this is impossible, and we can only believe that this site was not meant to be an earning site but rather some sort of a click exchange site. The offers are there simply to attract members. It's something we can analogize as a bait within a trap.

The site offers advertisers to advertise their ads on the following websites: a-n-cash.com, coast-mail.com, sun-cash.com, feer-mial.com, 2-dollar-mail.com, 10-cash.com, 10euro-mail.com, 100euro-mail.com, 100-cash.com, 20-euro-mail.com, 20-cash.com, 200euro-mail.com, 20eurmail.com, which appears to be their sister sites. And although we have not reviewed all the sites on the list, we could already consider them as scam because of their affiliation with 100euro-mail.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Product and Site Reviews

This page will serve as an archive of product and website reviews. The archive will be ordered in chronological order. Note that not all reviews here are accurate. Products and Websites reviewed may change without our knowledge.


September 5, 2009: Xbox 360 3 Red Lights Fix by Chris Jones
August 23, 2009: Zero Friction Marketing by Saj P.

Zero Friction Marketing

Zero Friction MarketingZero Friction Marketing is an info product developed by a super affiliate and CPA expert, Saj P. This guy is known for his infamous products such as the 4 Tier Annihilation Method, Affiliate Payload, and The Site Rush. One might say that he is now earning just as much from selling those as he does as an affiliate. One reason for this is that he delivers material that is comprehensible and accurate in a way that many other super affiliates can't. Let's face it, most super affiliates are great at what they do, but they are not very good tutors.

Saj P is a CPA (cost per action) marketer rather than a traditional affiliate marketer and the product Zero Friction Marketing (ZFM) is a simple clear guide that not only kill some common CPA myth, but also takes you for a deep dive into a pond of overlooked yet successful methods.

What's to like about ZFM is that it clearly shows you a way where you won't be needing Google Adwords or Facebook in order to be successful. This product disproves the theory that there can only be two ways to strike gold; pay a fortune to Google or become a SEO expert.

The Product

Zero Friction Marketing was designed to be the new revolutionary Six Figure CPA Formula.

The product contains an INSIDER'S BLUEPRINT for making an absolute killing with CPA offers. And now, you can get access to it for a very LIMITED time.

The product promises to provide you a system where you could just set it and FORGET it. True Error-proof Automated Wealth.

Saj, in this product, exposes the devastatingly powerful methods that only the Elite Affiliates on top of the food chain know about.

The product, videos, and PDF files, is very down to the point without leaving out any crucial details. It also provides no unnecessary fluff. You get exactly what you need to get in on the ground floor and start making money faster and with a lot less frustration. ZFM is exploring the methods and techniques we use every day in our successful affiliate marketing businesses.

For beginners, Zero Friction Marketing also offers the kind of road map to CPA offers many experienced affiliates probably wish they had when they started out.

Revealed in Zero Friction Marketing are secrets such as:

·Information about different types of CPA offers
·Ways that work best for different promotion methods
·How to use MSN to bank 6 figures with CPA Offers
·How to funnel buyer traffic from Bing
·How to use the Power of Media Buying and Banner Ads to drive hoards of super cheap and highly targeted traffic to your CPA Offers.
·How the Elite CPA Affiliates use the underground Myspace PPC Platform to make millions online

Zero Friction Marketing is divided into 3 modules + 1 bonus module:

       ·Zero-Friction Marketing Cheat Sheet
       ·"The Underground CPA Files"
       ·Getting Accepted Into CPA Networks
       ·Different Types of CPA Offers
       ·Picking Offers
       ·Driving Traffic: Different Types of PPC Promotions
       ·Pre-sell Pages
       ·Websites
       ·Blogs & Installing Wordpress
       ·Advertising with MSN/Bing
       ·Signing up for your adCenter Account
       ·Creating Campaigns and Ad Groups
       ·Writing Killer Ad Copy
       ·Choosing Keywords
       ·Keyword Match Options
       ·AdCenter
       ·Dynamic Text
       ·Content Network
       ·Advanced – Tracking with SubIDs
       ·Media Buys – Media Buys Intro
       ·Targeting your Audience
       ·Banner Positioning and Dimensions
       ·Adbrite Exposed
       ·Other Banner Networks
       ·Bonus Module: Advertising with MySpace

Saj doesn't just go over the theory, his Zero Friction Marketing videos give a "behind the scenes" tour of our most profitable techniques in action! So there you have it, all nicely wrapped up and ready to help you start making money.

Go to Zero Friction Marketing and order your copy now

X-mailS.biz has a new look

x-mails

The GPT site X-mailS.biz had installed a new design template on its site. They replaced the old light blue colored design with a black and brown layout that gives the site a change in atmosphere. The site still keeps its natural functions though, the links, the tables, the menus, the ads, etc. are still kept in its default locations. We can say that the change wasn't big time, as it seems they had only tweaked the css (Cascading Style Sheet) of the site and nothing more. However, it's a good change nonetheless. The new layout still proves effective as it have become more user-friendly compared to the previous one.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

PaidtoClick.in pays again!



PaidtoClick.in continues to pay. This is our third proof of payment. As we had said earlier, you can get paid everyday on this site, and we are serious when we had said that.

If you guys wanted to test this site, you can register here.

Just read their terms before registering.

Friday, August 21, 2009

TheClickers.net - Watch out for viruses!

For those who are members or for those who plans to visit TheClickers.net, we strongly advise you to protect your computers with updated antivirus programs. We also advise anyone to avoid installing plugins coming from this site.

We have received reports that this site has viruses in it, at least, not directly within it. We are not sure as to where the attack is coming from, but we believe it is from one of the advertisers' banners. TheClickers.net has been reported legit, but it does not guarantee that this site has no badvertisers in it. Enter the site with utmost caution.

TalkPTC has bugs?

The money earning forum, TalkPTC has been having some issues with its database for more than a week already. The site is still online, but when you try to access it, this is what is displayed..

Database Error

Please try again. If you come back to this error screen, report the error to an administrator.


TalkPTC had been one of the older money earning forums up to date. These past few months, however, they seem to had suffered a decline in number of visitors. Strangely enough, this site seems to have been avoided by most PTC sites, and is seldom promoted. The forum is even banned on some other forums, and members who promote this site may get a ban as well. Key PTC figures and money-earning forums usually never talks about site nor do they explain why this forum is banned. This leaves a mystery behind. However, according to a trusted resource person, this forum is banned because it provides real information about PTCs.

PaidToClick.in 2nd Payment



Unfortunately, due to PaidToClick.in's change of policy, we had to remove the aurora site from the list of promoted sites, however, this doesn't mean that the site is scam. Actually, it's still paying on a daily basis, just as long as you reach the 1c minimum payout via paypal.

The picture above is our proof that the site still pays despite its policy change.

Join this Site

Thursday, August 20, 2009

BuxForYou.com - Down or Gone?

The PTC site BuxForYou.com, one of the sites using Buxhost's NeXtGen PTC script has disappeared without leaving any announcements, and it is not known if the site would come back or will be gone for good. Way back earlier, this site had been criticized for its $0.05 per ad view offer. The site also has many ads to click, making it a high earner. And while the site was said to had been paying, the number of daily ads available seem to had gradually diminish as time goes by. This continued until only 1 ad remained. It can be interpreted that the site was having some shortage in funds, a reason why they had to cut out most ads.

The site is still down as of the moment, leaving no message except for the "This Domain Is Available" notice. This could be bad as this sort of notice usually means that the domain name has expired, and a reason to believe that the site owner has actually missed his bills; an indication that the owner has indeed run out of money.

100-cash.com - Scam does not pay!

Url: www.100-cash.com

You can spot scam as soon as you visit this site. With an unprofessionally designed website, one could wonder if there was actually any effort inserted to make this site.

This site offers $100 worth of emails each, $1000 for just signing up, $100 referral bonus, and pays at $15000. Yeah right, as if they have the money to pay their members.

The advertising packages are so cheap, an example of it is "$100 solo paid email to all (60 second timer)" for a measly price of $1. Now, if these guys know math, they should have already found that they are losing $99 for every ad they serve.

If you join this site, better make your escape now. This site will make one hell of a clickbot out of you. You may earn $15000 on this site, but remember, this scam won't pay you.

Monday, August 17, 2009

1centemails.com is a Scam

Url: www.1centemails.com

Not to be confused with 1centmail.com, which is a legit site, the site 1centemails.com is a PTR Scam site. And, although the site design looks professional, the admin on board is not, and this could be a problem as no matter how hard you look at the site, chances are, you will still never get paid.

The site offers you 5 USD just for a signup. Base on PTR standards, this is too much for a bonus. They also offer 1c for each click made, and sends 5c bonus emails every month. If you compare it with standard legit PTR sites, you will immediately sniff the scam as this site operates beyond standard. Unlike other scam sites though, this site offers reasonable deals. The advertisement package value and the click's worth are well-balanced; the packages aren't cheap. The question, however, is that who would buy such an expensive advertising package? If no one buys, you still won't get a share from advertisements.

This site has been tried by numerous individuals already, and most of them came out with a complaint. It was reported that once you reach the minimum $10 cashout, the cashout button won't appear or has been deactivated. Furthermore, they will force you to upgrade so to receive payout. Upgrading, however, won't solve the problem. As a matter of fact, it is the real trap! Once you upgrade, you have been truly scammed as they did not only wasted your time, but had also taken your money away.

This site had also been reported to had been showing fake payment proofs, another reason to believe that this site is a SCAM!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

An Introduction to Blogging

We have already introduced Google Adsense and explained a few things about it (see FAQ), now let us proceed into the next part of making money online.

In this part, we will introduce you guys and gals into a money making method called "Blogging". But, first things first, let us define "Blog". What is a Blog or a Web Blog anyway? By definition, a blog is a type of website, usually maintained by one or more individual(s) with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or videos. We can think of it as an online diary, but there's more to it in reality.

There are many types of websites offering blog services, among them is blogger.com, wordpress.com, and multiply.com. Some websites would even pay people to use their blog services, an example of this is mylot.com. Blogger, Multiply, and Wordpress are well known blog services, all can be use for free, but Blogger offers more options for those who wanted to use blog to make money. There are a number of factors as to why Blogger is the best.. first of all, it is under the wings of Google.com, a powerful multi-billion company. Blogger is also easy to use, and does not require web publishing/programming knowledge. Another reason as to why Blogger is better is because of the fact that it offers unlimited webspace and bandwidth, and since it is hosted on a powerful server, it can hardly be affected by a DDoS attack. You can also expect it to have an almost 100% uptime. Finally, Blogger also allows bloggers to install Google Adsense, and any other sponsored advertisements, a feature not available on other blog services.

A blog can be used for a number of things, it can serve as a personal blog where you can blog things about yourself, your life, your friends, etc. You can use it to blog a particular subject or genre/theme (ie. political blog, travel blog, house blog, fashion blog, education blog, general information blog, niche blog, music blog, quizzing blog, medical blog, legal blog, etc.). It can be used to serve different media such as videos (vlog), links (linklog), portfolio, photos (photoblog). And, it can also function as a corporate blog where you can use it for business purposes.

A blog can serve as an individual (private) blog or a closed-community blog, but the real purpose of a blog is to open a channel of communication between you and the people worldwide. The collective community of all blogs is known as the blogosphere. Since all blogs are on the Internet, they may be seen as interconnected and socially networked through blogrolls, comments, linkbacks (refbacks, trackbacks or pingbacks), and backlinks. Discussions in the blogosphere have been used by the media as a gauge of public opinion on various issues.

As a blogger, you don't need to have web designing skills or programming knowledge, although both can help a lot. Blog services usually provide all the important things needed in blogging (ie. Template, Widgets [may be acquired as part of the package or from third parties], Blog configuration and customization tools, etc.) that all you have to do is create a post.

As a blogger, you can generate income by featuring advertisements on your blog. An example of this is by inserting Google Adsense or any other paying sponsored ads. However, as a blogger, you need to have good communication skills if you ever expect people to visit your blog. A dead/inactive blog, an empty blog, or a blog without visitors will hardly generate income. Furthermore, an empty blog won't be approved by any advertising site or company.

It is also important to note some important things while blogging. This include legal issues such as copyright, defamation and liability, privacy, racism, and more. You should also be aware that there are also dangers in blogging. You can get imprisoned, banned, deported, stalked, or even killed (Internet homicide). Always follow the Blogger's Code of Conduct to prevent this sort of things from happening, and do be careful when blogging politically sensitive areas.

www.paidtoclick.in

This Site is no longer promoted! See Why


Url: www.paidtoclick.in

Site Details

Member Offers
· FREE Membership, Available worldwide
· Receive & View the Advertising that Interests You!
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· Free Click Exchange, Traffic exchange
· Get Paid to Refer Members & Advertisers
· Daily Contests with cash & credits prizes
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Review

PaidtoClick.in is one of the newest aurora site to join the PTC business community. The owner has identified himself as Mahender Kumar, an administrator who is most probably Indian, that is, since the site uses a .in domain (an Indian domain). This site runs a GPT advertising business, offering to pay members to click on ads, read emails, signup, and promote. The site having an improved aurora script has other offers too, including banner ads, featured links, and click exchange.

As a member, you can earn money from the Earnings Area. In this area, there are a few offers to participate - Click Links, Read Ads, Paid to Signup, Click Exchange, Read Emails, Promote Paidtoclick.in, and Upgrade & refer members. Click links is a PTC area where you are paid to click and view ads. Read Ads is similar to PTC, but instead of an instantaneous jump into the advertiser's website, you first have to read a bulletin board. Paid to Signup is where you get paid to signup. In this area, you are expected to signup on a particular site, then you will be ask to verify by usually submitting the welcome email of the site you joined. This is to confirm that you have indeed signed up. Click Exchange is an aurora script feature that allows common members to advertise their site (if they have one) to other members of the site for free. In this area, you can gain click exchange credits. These credits can be use to run your advertising campaign. But, to make use of this credit, you first have to make a click exchange ad by going to the Manage Ads section.

Read Emails is another part of the earnings area where you can opt to receive PTR emails, however, you first have to give the site the permission to send you emails by changing your configuration settings. Another part of the Earnings Area is the PTP, you can get you your referral links here. The site will pay you for every valid hit your link receives. Finally, you can get additional income by upgrading. Upgraded members usually have additional ads to click, and have other more earning advantage compared to ordinary members.

Although Aurora sites such as this one usually offer small earning potential, you can make the best out of this by making use of the click exchange feature. By making use of this feature, you can advertise other aurora PTP links, giving you an additional boost in income. Better yet, it gives you the opportunity to advertise your site, if you have one, for free. To make use of this feature, go to the Manage Ads section. Click on the dropdown menu, and choose click exchange. After that, make a campaign by adding a site. Once done, you have to assign it with credits, which you can obtain from the click exchange offer found on the Earnings area.

Paidtoclick.in is a good site, they offer the masspay option of a minimum $0.01 payout via paypal. You can usually earn the minimum within a day, thus, allowing you to get paid almost everyday. A good feature which you couldn't usually find on other sites.

Update

On Aug. 18, 2009, Site admin announces that all members belonging to the following countries:

-- China
-- Singapore
-- Philippines
-- Malaysia
-- Thailand
-- Korea
-- Indonesia
-- Vietnam
-- Taiwan
-- Hong Kong
-- Hungary

must purchase Premium Membership. Failure to do so will result to deletion of account.

Payment Proofs

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Overall Earnings from this Site

$0.44

This Site is no longer promoted!

PaidtoClick.in - New Paying Site Found!

After testing one of the latest aurora sites, paidtoclicks.in, we found out that this site does really pay. Here is our proof of payment:



The site has a minimum $0.01 payout via Paypal. You can earn the minimum $0.01 in just a day, which means, you can get paid everyday on this site.

To join simply click on the link below:
Join Now

Orangebizs pays for the 2nd time

After waiting for an approximately 20+ days, Orangebizs has finally paid me! This is my second payment from the site.



The site is one of the sites that exists even before Bux sites were even born, and it is still one of the honest sites to date.

So what are you waiting for?

Join OrangeBizs now!

CuteBux isn't cute anymore!

Url: www.cutebux.com

CutebuxThe once paying PTC site, Cutebux, is now among the list of scams that should be avoided. This was after they admitted that they are low on funds, and started forcing members to donate for the site's sake.

Base on the records found on their forum, it appears that the downfall of the site was the consequence of a series of bad events. On 07/23/2009, admin announces this on the forum.

BECAUSE OF MANY CHEATS COMING FROM CHINA , HONG KONG, TAIWAN AND INDIA WE DECIDED TO PAY ONLY UPGRADED MEMBERS FROM THIS COUNTRIES


This move had maddened members who belong to the restricted countries.

Then, on 07/28/2009, CuteBux ran a purchase contest where members can win referrals, ads, and/or upgrades. However, this can be perceived to look like as if the site needs funding badly, an indication that the site is running low on funds.

And on 08/11/2009, they finally admitted that they are running low on funds by announcing "DUE TO NON-INVESTMENTS, WE MUST RESTRICT CASHOUTS NOW." It appears that the site had not enough or no advertisers to back it up, a reason why they depend on member's investments alone. But, since there had been no investment coming in lately, the site funds starts to dwindle to an alarming rate. A good reason why they had to restrict cashouts.

They further complicate the situation by forcing members to donate via a payment window.

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They made a firm guideline that requires a member to pay a fee of $2 in order to get paid. A clear indication of a Ponzi scheme. They are now putting the site's problem on members' shoulders.

Because of the illegality of their actions, Paypal suspended Cutebux admin's Paypal Account.

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Due to this reason, payouts via Paypal had been turned off. This event marks the further dwindling of the site's integrity.

Friday, August 14, 2009

CuteBux runs out of Money!

CutebuxNews of CuteBux running out of money has shocked the community of Cutebux clickers as the chances are, members may not get paid. This had been announced by Cutebux's admin on their forum last Tuesday. The words are "DUE TO NON-INVESTMENTS, WE MUST RESTRICT CASHOUTS NOW." This apparently had escalated further when members found out that they were unable to cashout.

Members try to talk their way into the admin, trying to convince them to allow cashout even if they endure a deduction in payout. Unfortunately, the administration remained firm on their guidelines. They told members that the only way to cashout is to pay an additional $2 via a payment window. (See picture below)

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For a site running a PTC business, admitting they are low on funds could be disastrous as this could make investors run away, and thus, an eminent downfall would most likely follow. And, for a PTC site to demand "force donation" from members, is not right. After all, Members came to the site to earn, and not to handle the site's expenses.

Google celebrates Hans Christian Ørsted's Birthday

Hans Christian ØrstedOne of the amusing things about Google is that it commemorates special occasions by changing its logo to match the event that is celebrated.

Today, Google celebrates Hans Christian Ørsted's birthday by changing the standard Google logo into a Google logo with an aluminum wire text. Clicking on the logo will automatically run a search query using the keyword "Hans Christian Ørsted."

Who is Hans Christian Ørsted by the way? And why is he special? After running the auto keyword by clicking on the Google logo, we were directed to Wikipedia, and this is what we found.

Hans Christian Ørsted (14 August 1777 – 9 March 1851) was a Danish physicist and chemist who is best known for discovering that electric currents can create magnetic fields, which is an important part of Electromagnetism. He shaped post-Kantian philosophy and advances in science throughout the late nineteenth century. He was also the first modern thinker to explicitly describe and name the thought experiment.

You may also wonder why the Google logo is written in Aluminum texts. Here's why..

In 1825, Ørsted made a significant contribution to chemistry by producing aluminium for the first time. While an aluminium-iron alloy had previously been developed by British scientist and inventor Humphry Davy, Ørsted was the first to isolate the element via a reduction of aluminium chloride.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

QualityBux - Bug or Scam?

There are a few reasons as to why this site has been listed on the suspected sites list. Here are a few of the reasons that we find:

Reasons

1. Bans standard members who have a large network of referrals.

Standard members who were promoting the site and had built up a large network of referrals were banned and accused of multiple accounts. Earlier, they reasoned out that they have country restrictions (not written on TOS).

2. Owner is hiding (Whois Private)

The owner does not reveal his identity. It could mean that he/she is up to no good.

3. Unfair Banning of members

They accuse members of multiple accounts even when there are no proof of the claim.

4. There are rumors that the admin was also the admin of PerformanceBux.

If this is true, then QualityBux has a scammer for an admin, that is since PerformanceBux has been reputed as a scam site.

5. Poor Customer Service

Members complain that staff seem to be avoiding them and is not responding. There are also issues of refs not received, and dead refs. Sudden member banning is also a common practice of this site. Once you get banned, you will no longer have access to their forum, making contact seems impossible.

Personal Experience:

I have been a member of this site myself, and was banned for entering an invalid password for a number of turns. Instead of assisting me at retrieving my password, they accuse me of having multiple accounts and banned me from the site. Could it be a bug in the system or a scam admin on board?

I give this site a 80-90% scam probability.

Suspect Sites

This post will serve as a list of suspected scam sites. Suspect Sites are those sites that show signs of eminent scam probability. A site belonging to this category does not necessarily mean they are scam, although they can be considered as an investment-risk site. There are many factors as to why they can be suspected for scam, this include delay in payouts, bugs in the system that causes inconvenience, sudden disappearance or site downtime without notice, unfair banning of members, etc.


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1800banners.com


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qualitybux.com (Moved to Scam List)

Get Paid to Drive

paid to driveYou may be wondering if there really is a GPT (Get Paid To) program that pays you to drive. And, the answer is.. yes! There are Get Paid to Drive programs.

There are companies who actually offer this kind of opportunity, and there are real people who are participating in these programs all over the U.S. and Canada, as well as in many other countries.

The concept is very simple. You drive your own car, on which an advertisement has been placed, and receive payment for doing so. In some cases, you may even be provided a free car, instead of having to drive your own car.

It's simply a type of advertising media, similar to billboards or taxi ads. Ads might promote a new business in town, an upcoming sports event, a product, or even a new movie.

Although there are different means of placing ads on the car, the usual is an attractive paint-safe vinyl film or decal that advertises some company's product or service. The ads can be in the form of complete car-wraps, partial wraps, or window decals. Ad decals can be easily removed or changed without harming the paint finish on the car.

These get-paid-to-drive or free-car programs are administered by advertising companies who are paid by their clients to promote their products and services. When you agree to place one of the ads on your car, you receive part of that advertising fee.

Whether or not you'll be accepted into a "get paid to drive" program, or get a free car, depends on where you live (metro areas are best), where you drive (high traffic streets are ideal), and where you park (high visibility is great). It also depends upon personal qualification.

If you only drive a few blocks to work in the suburbs, or drive only to school or church, you probably won't qualify for this kind of program as the ads will seldom get exposure this way. Generally, you must drive at least 1000 miles per month.

To qualify in a "get paid to drive" program, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid drivers license, have a clean car, and have an excellent driving record. You will be signing an agreement that specifies how and where you will drive, for how long, and under what conditions. You usually pay for your own insurance and maintenance. If you fail to live up to your part of the deal, your agreement with the advertising company can be terminated.

Depending on the company and the type of ads it handles, you may or may not be able to select the type of advertisement that goes on your car. If you don't like an ad, you can turn it down and wait for a better one. Most ads are attractive and professionally designed so that you shouldn't be embarrassed to be seen with it on your car.



Many companies place a GPS (Global Positioning System) location system in your car so that they can periodically verify that you have driven where you said you would drive, and determine the number of miles you've driven. Occasional inspections may also be necessary to check the condition of the ad.

The advertisement remains on your car 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You are not permitted to remove it. You must be willing to drive the car everywhere you normally drive - to the mall, to your job, to school, to church, and everywhere else.

"Get paid to drive" programs are in heavy demand by potential drivers. There are more applications than there are opportunities. It may take 90 days or more to be accepted after you make application, if you get accepted at all. Therefore, patience and persistence are required. However, the effort and wait may be well worth it in the end.

There are many "get paid to drive" advertising companies in many different locations. Many are in the U.S., but there are in other countries as well. Some companies are local and only advertise in a particular city or advertise specialty products. Some provide new cars, others only pay you to drive, or both.

Some "get paid to drive" companies advertise for drivers on the Internet, but not all — they don't usually have to. Many of these companies are not actually ad companies, but companies who collect names for their ad company clients. Be careful when choosing which company though, as some of these are not worth working with.

You can do your own research and try to find ad companies yourself, but the best way is to "subscribe" to an ad company directory that is already compiled and provided by companies who specialize in this kind of service. You may have already seen ads for some these companies on the Internet.

There is typically a one-time charge for such a directory service, typically about $30. The more reputable companies offer a 90-day money-back satisfaction guarantee. Be aware that the quality of service can vary between different companies. Having a guarantee reduces your risk in case the directory doesn't live up to its promises.

With your directory of ad companies and contact information in hand, it's up to you to apply for their programs. Some directory companies offer help with the application process. However, you should not pay additional money for this service. And you should not pay additional money for a "premium" or "priority" listing as these are mostly scam. Only get the directory.

When you make application to an advertising company, be honest. Don't say that you drive 2000 miles a month when you only drive 500. Most companies will check your information and will monitor your driving.

There's no guarantee that you'll be accepted into a "get paid to drive" program, but simply filling out an application is a small investment with a potentially significant payoff.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Security Guru Bruce Schneier calls Chrome's OS' Security Claims "Idiotic"

Security guru Bruce Schneier, chief technologist at BT, has scoffed at Google's claims about its new OS, just announced yesterday. According to the Google Blog post, Chrome OS represents a complete redesign of the underlying security architecture of the OS "so that users don't have to deal with viruses, malware, and security updates." A bold statement to say the least.. and apparently one Schneier doesn't think too much of. "It's an idiotic claim," he says.

In a Yahoo News story, it's reported that Schneier isn't completely buying Google's promises. "It was mathematically proved decades ago that it is impossible -- not an engineering impossibility, not technologically impossible, but the 2+2=3 kind of impossible -- to create an operating system that is immune to viruses."

It appears that Schneier is picking on the semantics of Google's statement just a bit. Google says that users "won't have to deal with viruses," and Schneier is noting that it's simply not possible to create an OS that can't be taken down by malware. While that may be the case, it's likely that Chrome OS is going to be arguably more secure than the other consumer operating systems currently in use today. In fact, it's not like Google means to say that Chrome OS couldn't get a virus ever; Google may simply be implying that it would be a lot harder to get one on their new OS.

Even Schneier himself admits that an OS redesign which takes security into account "all the way up and down" could make for a more secure OS than the ones available today. However, that's different than saying that users won't have to deal with malware, he added.

Carl Leonard, security research manager of Websense EMEA, also shares Schneier's beliefs. "All software is susceptible to issues - it just depends on how much effort the malware author wants to go to and how much profit can be made," he said. "Already we have seen vulnerabilities and issues with the Chrome browser, and Google even ran a contest in which two well-known security researchers found 12 exploitable security flaws in the company's Native Client system."

Forrester Research analyst Andrew Jaquith, on the other hand, has more positive things to say about Google's new OS. He notes that the company has made strong security strides through its Native Client code technology and Chrome web browser, which includes features such as "sandboxing," a feature that could help contain malware. "If Google brings that kind of thinking to the operating system and looks at it from a clean sheet of paper, they should be able to introduce some significant improvements," he said.


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