Friday, February 1, 2013

Ebay item selling too low

I have an ebay item up right now, closing in 11 hours. Members Only Leather Jacket. I took a risk and started the bidding at only five dollars! I would really rather not sell it at that price. That'll be an expensive lesson.

Wan't a great deal on a jacket? Save me by bidding on mine.

It sold for just over $20. With shipping, the buyer will pay just under $40, so it's a REALLY good deal for them, and I think my father-in-law will be happy with the twenty bucks.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Unexpected earnings!


I put up a single page (Really, more like a quarter of a page) at and popped in a Google ad. I got a click!

It paid almost a dollar. Only 999,999 more and I'm set for life!

Monday, December 31, 2012

eBay, of course

No blog about making money on the web should miss out on the opportunity to talk about eBay. Even though I have heard some hinting that eBay has, in the effort to be buyer friendly, become seller unfriendly, I decided to give it a try.

I signed up and was able to get a user name that I like: RiverviewDeals.

I actually like that eBay username so much that I decided to by the domain name too:

I just pointed it to a blogspot blog

As I write this, I only have one item offered. It is a Members Only brand jacket from around the '70s or 80's. Take a look if it's still there: Members Only Leather Jacket

I'll keep this blog updated on my progress on eBay.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Page 1 of Google!


It may seem small, but my blog about mTurk is on page1 for a Google search of "mturk experience".
I don't know yet if it will pay off, but that got me excited.

SEO is the foundation for success on the web. When writing code for the web hosting company, that was always paramount in our minds. If the search engines don't like you, or more specifically if Google doesn't like you, then you might as well not even exist.

Praise God for signs of progress!


When I posted about being on page 1, I was number 10 and it was a link to the page "Some Real mTurk Experience" Today, New Years Eve 2012, I searched for mTurk Experience and found the main page of My mTurk Experience at number 8.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Update on SwagBucks

I am considering a seperate blog just for SwagBucks, so I can blog more about it without it overtaking this one. In the meantime, I'll use this space.

So far I have 71SB. That translates to $0.71 in Wal-mart cards. I've put forth very little effort for most of those. I clicked on videos, one at a time, until I had let 10 of them play while I was doing other things. All that effort gave me just 3SB or $0.03. Not too bad for just clicking the video links and letting them play while I turk. Since my soundcard is out, I don't even have to worry about the noise. :-)

SwagBucks, again

I mentioned that my daughter had started using swagbucks, so I had her send me a referral so that she can earn SBs off my searches. I was over there and got a chance to get 20 SBs for signing up for Kellogs Family Rewards. It went pretty smoothly. Certainly no harder than earning $0.20 at mTurk.

I still need to see how easy it is to actually convert these points to Wal-Mart cards. I think I'll do my first as soon as I get 500 points.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Adding Product Advertisements to my Blog


Either I'm an idiot, or both Amazon Affiliates ads and Google Affiliatess ads are unintuitive to get started. I think my own history has shown that I'm not an idiot.

I got the feeling that maybe the instruction from Amazon were out-dated, so i went back to Google.

The instructions there seemed easy enough. I got far enough along to have it ask me to search for a product. When I clicked on a product link, image or full ad, I'd see a flash of some small message, and then nothing. There's no "okay" button or similar. Until I find the solution, this is a complete waste of time.