Wednesday, October 20, 2010

List My 5 (LM5)

List My 5 (LM5) is a great new site for writers to explore. The concept is simple. You start with "The Top Five" and pick a topic that suits you. No matter what it may be, there are plenty of "Top Fives" out there for you to write about. It could be your top five beach destinations, funny movies, video games, comfort foods, etc. A lot of eHow writers have found LM5 and are enjoying the new writing style. Since we're all used to writing very detailed articles that require a fair amount of research, LM5 offers a nice break. You can write your top five lists in minutes, and can build up a substantial library very quickly. As with everything else, the more work you put into it the more you can earn. All you need to do to get started is to create an account and sign up for their Writer's Compensation Program (WCP). Once you have signed up for the WCP and started writing lists you can begin earning money. After you reach $10 in earnings you will be paid via PayPal by the 10th of the following month. Be sure to check out their FAQs before you get started.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Earn Money With Your Creations!

 Zazzle is a great place to earn a little extra income. All of the products are there, ready to go. All you have to do is customize them. They offer a wide variety of products to choose from. From t-shirts and hats, to skateboards, ties and stationary, the sky is the limit. Simply upload an image from your computer to the item(s) of your choice, or you can simply use text if you wish. You set your own royalty rate. It can be set from 10-99%. Of course, the more outrageous your prices, the less likely your products will sell. For example, I just made this mousepad for the sake of this post. I set my royalty at 10.1%, which automatically sets the selling price at $11.00, earning me $1.11 per sale. This doesn't sound like a lot, however, if you build up a large selection of products with unique designs you can have great success with Zazzle. I generally keep my royalty around 10% simply because I would rather have lower prices and more sales, versus higher prices with far fewer sales. During these tough times it's hard for people to spend money on things they really don't have to have, and I don't want them to spend anymore than they have to. If that means I'll only make $1.10 per sale, then so be it. Most of my sales have been from t-shirts with sayings on them. Humor goes a long way with t-shirts. This shirt has been a great seller for me. It took about 3 minutes to make, and I earn about $1.95 per sale. Not too bad for so little effort. All I have to do is sit back and wait for more sales. Setting up a store is very simple and takes only minutes. Join Zazzle today and start earning!