How The Things I Like Can Make Me Money

When first starting this blog I wanted a medium that covered many topics. I wanted to be able to share my poems and short stories with people. I wanted to show others my blogging tips and tricks. I also want to share with others different ways that I have found of making money on the net.

When trialling these money making ideas there’s always one thing that I try to keep constant, and that is it has to be free to join. I figure that at least that way all that you can lose is a little time, and I don’t mind being the guinea pig as long as it helps my readers.

As you can probably tell this post is leading to another money making venture and while I would like to take the honor for discovering it, that honor belongs to John Sullivan of PotPolitics fame where you will learn so many things including how to really master blogging.

So, thanks to a Tweet from John I joined mylikes under him as a publisher, as you can also join as an advertiser.  One of the things that I like about this site is that it lets you pick the sponsors that you like. This means that you can choose only those sponsors that you like and are relevant to your audience.

I also like the fact that they protect their advertisers in that they can disapprove any ‘likes’ if for the following reason;

  • The advertiser feels that the Like is not relevant to your audience.
  • The advertiser feels that the Like is mispresenting the product or service.
  • The advertiser feels that the Like is too generic and is not descriptive of the product or service.
  • You have used hate speech / abuse / full capital letters to write your Sponsored Like.

This helps to keep publishers honest meaning the advertiser gets the most value for their dollar.

What I love most about this site is that they pay per click. If you’re like me and you’ve been promoting many affiliates for years you have to admit that the most disappointing thing is that while you may generate up to a hundred clicks on a particular ad, unless someone actually purchases something you don’t earn a damn thing. That’s not so with mylikes as they will pay you 30c per click. So where the other campaign netted you a big fat zero, if an ad through mylikes generates 100 clicks you will have earned $30! That’s so much better than earning nothing at all.

For my first ‘like’ I chose a site called Prova and I picked Twitter as my medium for advertising it. Another reason to be very careful which sites you ‘like’ is that it will be displayed on your MyLikes Page so that everyone can see the sites that you like and promote. Another way to keep publishers honest. This page allows you to embed a code on your site promoting your likes even further increasing your money making potential. The following shows you my first ever like.

The reason for picking Prova is because I found them to be quite unique. If you need someone to design anything including banners, car door magnets, billboards and even your own commercial. In their own words;

Getting a powerful ad designed at Prova is easy. We help you launch a contest to get the best design that meets your needs. Experienced designers from around the world will submit their unique designs to your contest to compete for the best possible design. Simply tell us what you want & pick the price you’re willing to pay.

The last point is very important as it means that you can never blow your budget. You pick how much you want to spend and that’s the maximum it will cost you.

As you know you can expect an update at a later date to see how mylikes is performing, but I honestly feel it is such a great deal that you should join me on this money making journey now rather than losing out on some earnings while waiting for my next update.

To those of you who have been emailing me for an update on my Sponsored Tweet post, where I show you how your Tweets can earn you money, I’m saving that for my next post :wink_ee:

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  1. It is a really great idea I think. I have signed up for My Likes, but haven’t tested it yet. Can’t wait to see how it ends up working for you.
    .-= Tom@Market Samurai Discount´s last blog ..Unique, Premium or Free? Themes and Your Blog =-.

  2. 100 clicks you will have earned $30 ?? mmm sounds not bad, I am actually on MyLikes but I didn’t have enough time to dig a big hole and find a treasure yet :)

    Probably I will check it again after I read this!

    I am doing god with the sponsored retweets, but no too much tweets, once a week or something!
    .-= Hesham @ FamousBloggers´s last blog ..So You Want To Be A Blog Rockstar? =-.

      1. Yes Sire, probably it will work as well! actually I found that reducing the price of tweet is the key to grab advertisers!

        But the concept of MyLikes is different because you decide depending on what you like and you don’t wait for someone to pick your account! is that right? I understand it like that!
        .-= Hesham @ FamousBloggers´s last blog ..ComLuv new Theme, Traffic and more Exposure for CommentLuv Enabled Blogs =-.

  3. Some great tips here Sire. I’m bookmarking now to check this out later. As I get quite a lot of clicks on my sponsors but only a fraction buy something (as you’d expect) so making more on ppc basis appeals.
    .-= Matthew Needham´s last blog ..Wednesday Wisdom =-.

    1. Now worries Matthew, but why wait till then? Join under me and make some money while you wait, heck you could even do your own post on how it works. Every sign up you get earns you $4. :wink_ee:
      .-= Sire´s last blog ..How The Things I Like Can Make Me Money =-.

  4. Hi Sire, With mylikes do you also make money on the sale or just per click?

    I am looking forward to your sponsor tweets update.
    .-= Danny @ Florida Vacations´s last blog ..Spring Break in Panama City Beach =-.

  5. Wow, another one I joined a while back and never did nuthin with; I’ll have to take another look!

    Thanks man. :)
    .-= Dennis Edell´s last blog ..Theme Customization Part 3 – Banner Advertising NOT for Sale! =-.

  6. Another GREAT post Sire. I do appreciate you doing the “window” shopping for us. I haven’t actually made any money on sponsored Tweets yet but I think it’s because I’m being overly fussy about which ads I choose. They are coming in though. I like the notion of picking my own advertisers. Some of those items are just not the kind I can get behind.

    Thanks so much for sharing your discoveries as well as your commentary.
    .-= Louise´s last blog ..Merry Man Recipes =-.

  7. Wow Sire :) I was feeling a little lonely on the blogger scene today and just kept working,worked on bloggerluv and commentdrop, went to mylikes, you can also add NO FOLLOWED likes to the end of your post and twitter and old blogspot blogs etc, Anyway it’s just a small resource but I found that if you going around liking some companies they are going to like you back ;) I like it because it doesn’t care who you are and as far as I see it’s a level playing field. So I was finishing trying to find the right code when a blast hit me, Go see Sire and wow pretty cool. I’m thinking you must do me one favor, don’t let me leave this life without meeting you :) Hey I know they have plenty of fine women down there and when my bank is right and this govt gives me a passport I would love to come to Australia. Anyway things are picking up and NOW it is the time we have been waiting for :) Oh yeah
    Thanks Brother
    .-= John Sullivan´s last blog ..The risk of a radical message =-.

    1. Hey John, you know me mate, I like giving out a little luv mate, and honestly if it wasn’t for you I would never have found this mob, so thanks mate.
      .-= Sire´s last blog ..Membership Drive For Where Bloggers Meet =-.

  8. I was just showing this post to a friend of mine who’s into a little revenue earning online. I have yet to venture into any sponsor tweets or anything related, but I’m always open to information. I was just eyeing through your tweets regarding Prova, I found it so does it mean if I click that link, you’re entitled 30c? What if you write a review about their service, if 1000 visitors checked it out by clicking.. does it work like that? Just curious. ^^

    @wchingya
    Social/Blogging Tracker
    .-= Ching Ya´s last blog ..Link Love: Have You Thanked Your Angels Lately? =-.

    1. Hi Ching Ya, that’s pretty well how it works, so no matter whether you click on the link in this post or the one I tweeted I get 30c with one proviso. That particular ad is aimed at Americans so I only get paid if someone from the States clicks on it.

  9. Hey, Sire! It’s quite a coincidence coz I’ve been thinking lately about adding PPC ads on my site but not really sure where I can find some good ones. Nonetheless, I think I’ll have to study how this works first before I do anything with it. LOL. I’ll look forward to your update. Thanks for sharing this.

    Cheers,
    Ryhen
    .-= Ryhen Satch´s last blog ..Cyber Power: How To Re-Create Yourself =-.

    1. Sheesh, everyone is waiting for the update, sure hope I don’t get run over a truck before then :laugh_tb:

  10. mylikes? never heard of it, thanks for the share. i’m a bit skeptical, but i will check it out.

  11. Sire,
    I have been thinking about going after some income but haven’t done a thing. I think I will at least sign up. Adding advertising to my blog is sort of like sex for the first time. Will I ever be the same?

    1. Sure it will be the same blog Ralph, except that it will be earning you a little cash, that’s all. :wink_ee:

      1. Looks like I’m going to be signing up for this too. Can’t help it but anything Sire likes is something like-able for me too. No kidding. :)
        .-= James Moralde´s last blog ..Is Using The Wonder Wheel In SEO Effective? =-.


  12. Twitter:
    That might be a solution to my last post about banner ads. If they give you the code to embed in individual posts and are relevant then I’ll be trying it this weekend.

    BTW, I got your picture Sire, will get it up today. Thank you :)
    .-= Brian D. Hawkins´s last blog ..Do Banner Advertisements Work On Blogs? =-.

  13. I’m planning to start a blog soon and have no idea about where to start. I read many online articles about making money out of your blog,but i really don’t get it. Is it really even true? By the way, thank you for sharing this good insight. I’ll keep this in mind.
    .-= Nancy@National Association of Professional Women´s last blog ..March Madness streams see mad traffic =-.

    1. Yes Nancy, it is possible to make money from a blog but the amount that can be made depends on a lot of factors such as the dedication of the blogger, their knowledge of SEO, and the biggest factor the amount of targeted traffic a blog gets. Naturally there are many other factors involved, way to many to list in one comment.

  14. Hi Sire,

    I appreciate your finding money making opportunities for bloggers and your readers in general.

    I’ve never heard of MyLike and the way you write about it makes me want to check it out. And I will, sooner rather than later.

    I guess that you signed through John’s link. I appreciate that you give such info in your reply to comments such as how much you’ll make if one signs through your link.

    $4 is not bad and I think you certainly deserve that. Is that a one time thing or will you also get a percentage of clicks on my site if I do sign up?

    Vance
    .-= Vance@List Building Helps Business´s last blog ..Email List Building, Opt in List, Not Just for Internet Marketer =-.

    1. Yep, I did sign up through John’s link, I prefer signing up under bloggers that I know and respect whenever possible.

      As to the $4 sign up, I’m pretty sure it’s a one time only thing and that I won’t be getting a percentage of anybody’s earnings.

  15. what does this do really? Is it about tweeting about products or services?

    1. It could be both, and it’s not all about Tweeting, you can write a post about it as well.

    1. Hi Anne, and yep sometimes you have to take that leap of faith otherwise you never get anywhere. Do me a favor though, and this applies to anyone that may have signed under me, could you let me know when you do so that I can keep track of whether these guys pay out the way they are supposed to? Thanks.

      1. Ha, you don’t trust them? Or is it trust but verify relationship?
        .-= Anthony @ Innovatively Simple´s last blog ..Support Small Businesses =-.

        1. It’s not that I don’t trust them, as I am actually making money from people clicking on the links so I know that part of it works, I just want to make sure that there are no bugs in the system.
          .-= Sire´s last blog ..Promoting MyDomain Brand Me Contest. =-.

          1. Makes sense, I just kind of laughed when I read it because most people have the “trust but verify” attitude. It’s only natural when you have big corporations walking over people. When I make it big, that’s going to change. Stay tuned!
            .-= Anthony @ Innovatively Simple´s last blog ..Support Small Businesses =-.

            1. There isn’t anything wrong with that attitude because you HAVE to in today’s world. However, wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t HAVE to have that attitude. Trust is what keeps relationships strong, personal and business. It’s just unfortunate that most businesses do not have the trust of consumers.
              .-= Anthony @ Innovatively Simple´s last blog ..Support Small Businesses =-.

  16. Do you ever find an issue with people not following you anymore because of the paid ads? I feel like people would get annoyed, but if you’re making money I must be wrong!
    .-= Anthony @ Innovatively Simple´s last blog ..Support Small Businesses =-.

    1. I’m sure I would lose readership if all I did was paid ads but I don’t. The majority of my posts are not paid posts and when I do the occasional one I try to choose those that I feel my readers would appreciate.
      .-= Sire´s last blog ..Release The Child In You And Become A Better Blogger =-.

        1. No worries mate, just trying to check to see that all facets of MyLikes is working properly. How are you finding it?

          1. I have only tested it for about my lunch break, I did 1 sponsored (for MyLikes itself) and I am doing a bunch of free products just to build out my profile so people can see my “categories”.

            I intend to do at least 5-10 free “likes” for each paid like, and I don’t intend to promote anything I won’t stand behind. As anyone who does paid advertisements should.

            So far it has potential, it works a lot like the SocialSpark CPC program which was awesome for a while until no more advertisers use it and use SponsoredTweets now, but I like the idea of getting paid per click better than being paid for a single tweet. Though from an advertiser point of view, it is easier to control costs when you pay a set amount per tweet vs paying per click, so there are pro’s and cons to both.
            .-= Dragon Blogger´s last blog ..Trailer Registration Nightmare =-.

  17. Pay Per click is def the best at the beginning. My opinion.

    Google just put out how much their margin is and it is 30%.

    So if I make $700 from google the advertiser paid 1,000 in total.

    At the beginning it is worth using google but once you start earning 2k and above I suggest you start following the money. What I mean by this is find out what websites are advertising on your google ads and contact them directly.
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    1. Thanks Brian, that’s a nice little tip.

  18. One quick question..

    How many times can i post my sponsored like to my Facebook? I have posted before, about 5 times in a few days, but now when i try to post it says “message has been sent” but when i check on my facebook profile nothing shows up! *and the Facebook check box is checked when sending!* :( I’m starting to worry that I wont be able to post on facebook my sponsored links nor free links on my facebook. (This also happens with FREE LIKES) Please get back at me ASAP my email is:

    gangzta_life1872000@yahoo.com

    my twitter is: http://www.twitter.com/gangztamind

    someone please get back at me ASAP :( Thanks guys!

    Ill check back here just incase you guys post something about this here! :)

    1. I’m not sure Mario about FaceBook. I know you’re only allowed one sponsored MyLikes per day on Twitter so I would assume the same would apply for FB.

      I don’t think there is any limitations on free MyLikes. You may want to send out a Tweet to them using their Titter Link, @MyLikesdotcom.
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