GoDaddy – Affiliate Program
May 21 2008

I’ve never really tried too much to monetize my blog so I’ve decided to start experimenting.  I do have BlogHer Ads on the right side of my blog and recently activated Google Adsense, but that hasn’t really brought in a lot of money yet.  I have kept BlogHer Ads because I support many of the things that BlogHer does and stands for.

I figure if Fred Wilson who blogs at A VC (he’s a venture capitalist) can make $30K a year from his blog, maybe I can make a few bucks that I can invest back into Babble Soft.  I’ve been so busy on other things that I haven’t really taken the time to figure out this whole blog monetization thing.  Now that I have a reasonable amount of subscribers, I figure I’d try my first affiliate program.  So I signed up for the GoDaddy Affiliate Program.  If you click on one of the images below, you will get some great discounts on domain names and hosting packages and I’ll get a little money to put in the company coffer! 


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If you are thinking about starting a business and you have some great domain name ideas, I suggest you go ahead and check to see if they are available, set up and account with GoDaddy, and possibly buy one or more just in case.  They have great introductory prices that start at $6.95 per year.  I have purchased several domain names with them and have really liked their service and prices.  I have not used their hosting but if their customer service on hosting is as good as their customer service on domain names, then it’s probably pretty good!

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BlogHer’s Annual Reader Survey and Parents of Teens Contest
Mar 14 2008

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BlogHer’s Annual Survey

BlogHer is doing their annual survey and would love your opinions.  This helps them attract advertisers to be a part of their network.  In return, they get great ads (which I and other bloggers give valuable space to on our blogs) and they share a little of the money with us.  So please click on the image above or right here to take a brief survey.

Contest for Parents of Teens at NeenMachine.com

If you are a parent of a college bound high school junior or senior, here is a contest that you won’t want to miss!  NeenMachine.com has teamed up with ApplyWise (a leader in college admission counseling) to offer one lucky winner the ApplyWise College Admission Counseling package for free – (a $299 value). To enter just leave a comment on this contest post at Parenting Tips at NeenMachine.com and give your child an edge over the competion.

But hurry – contest ends March 28, 2008.

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Why I Finally Joined Facebook
Nov 20 2007

So I’ve been putting off joining Facebook mostly because I haven’t had time to set it up (lame I know) but partly because I wanted to be one of the last people on the planet (just kidding) to join.  I sometimes refer to myself as the late adopter high-tech CEO.  Kind of strange to think about really.  I broke down and joined Facebook today.

So why did I join now?  Here are some reasons:

  • I had some friends invite me to join
  • I saw Robert Scoble post about Facebook ad noseum.  I think he has to get a commission or something from Facebook or maybe he got a finder’s fee for Microsoft’s recent investment, which probably made him very happy.  I tried to add him as a friend but I got a notice saying he has too many friends
  • I started to feel like I was missing out on something (peer pressure, curiosity)
  • I wanted to learn more about the advertising options on Facebook (Facebook Ads) that Fred Wilson has been mentioning in some of his recent posts.
  • I’m hoping someone at Facebook will discover me and my company and give me lots of moola. :-)

There are quite a few parenting and baby groups on Facebook so I’ll sit back and observe and see if that might be a good avenue to advertise Babble Soft

If anyone has long term experience with Facebook (or has any news on what they are planning to do with the Microsoft money) I’d love to hear about your experiences.  Do you click on the ads and if you do, do you purchase anything?

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