Saturday, November 13, 2010

Online Money Making Opportunities


DiscoveryBeat 2010 is just a day away. The conference at the Mission Bay conference center in San Francisco will have a single-minded focus on the problem of discovery, or finding the content that you want.


Like in the early days of the internet, finding what you want with the fewest steps possible is a problem that is only getting worse as more and more apps are piling into the Apple, Android and other app stores. The day of a million apps is not that far away. While Google and Yahoo solved the problem of sorting through millions of web sites, no one has figured out how to do the same in the age of apps, where cross-platform complexities and walled gardens stymie easy search solutions.


At DiscoveryBeat, we have assembled 36 experts (and a bunch of moderators) who can cover the breadth of the discovery ecosystem. If you check out our logo, you’ll see that the theme is akin to the discovery of a new world and how to navigate it. The problem of discovery exists inside apps. Brian Reynolds (left), chief game designer, can talk in his fireside chat about how you design an app from the inside out for easier discovery. The discussion will cover topics such as better user interfaces, accessible design, and moving designs to new platforms.


Sebastien DeHalleux (below right), co-founder of EA Playfish, will also have something to say about those topics in his fireside chat — but from the perspective of being inside a company with lots of well-known brands.


What does good design have to do with discovery? Our speaker Bing Gordon, a partner at Kleiner Perkins who will talk on our Investing in Discovery panel, says you can’t have discovery without engagement. If someone plays a game for two months instead of two days, they will be more engaged and share their game more widely. Gordon and his fellow panelists — Jennifer Scott Fonstad of DFJ, Savinay Berry of Granite Ventures, and Peter Relan of incubator YouWeb — will discuss what the opportunities are for investing in entrepreneurial startups and technologies in this new world. What investments make sense in this stage of of the ecosystem’s maturity?


That prompts the question: is anyone making money in discovery? Our Show Me the Money will focus on that question, with participants including Tapjoy’s Lee Linden, Flurry’s Peter Farago, Google-AdMob’s Aunkur Arya, and Mobclix’s Sunil Verma. The money must be there somewhere, right? Big brands are diving into the app markets. We’ll have a panel on that with Tim O’Brien of Disney-Tapulous, Travis Boatman of EA Mobile, James de Jesus of interactive agency AKQA, and Garrick Schmitt of agency Razorfish. And social discovery platforms are emerging. We’ll have a panel on that with Si Shen of PapayaMobile, Jason Citron of Aurora Feint, and Kabir Kasargod of Qualcomm’s Vive service.


We’ll have a lot of A lot of fresh thinking is going into discovery. Dave Smiddy, chief executive of Infrinity, is the winner of our Needle in the Haystack contest for the best new business ideas related to discovery. He’ll talk about creating a new kind of recommendation engine. William Mark, a vice president at research institute SRI, will also speak about how artificial intelligence can be applied to the problem of discovery. SRI spun out Siri, which built a cool AI-based discovery app and which was acquired by Apple.


Vijay Chattha will show that getting press for an app doesn’t have to be routine. Simon Khalaf (right) and Sean Galligan of Flurry will enlighten us on the topic of analytics and making money related to discovery. We’ll also have a lot of inspiring and instructive case studies from successful indie app makers, including Julian Farrior of BackFlip Studios (the maker of Paper Toss), Dave Castelnuovo of Bolt Creative (Pocket God), Doyon Kim of YD Online, Chris Williams of PlayFirst (Diner Dash), Justin Maples of Borken Thumb Apps (Zombie Duck Hunt) and Patrck Mork of GetJar, which runs an indie app store and which recently launched Angry Birds on Android.


One of the most successful new apps of the Twitter era has been Foursquare. We’ll hear how Foursquare — an app whose monetization is heavily related to how users discover new places — got discovered itself in a fireside chat with Holger Luedorf.


We’ll close the door with a discussion of the would-be app kingmakers and their tools. That panel will include Ben Keighran of Chomp, Alan Warms of Appolicious, Laura Fitton of oneforty (which discovers Twitter apps), and Chris DeVore of AppStoreHQ and iPhoneDevSDK.


We hope you’ll join us in the undiscovered country.


Getting content noticed is a challenge for everyone making apps. Join us at DiscoveryBeat 2010 and hear secrets from top industry executives about how to break through and profit in the new cross-platform app ecosystem. From metrics to monetization, we’ll take an in depth look at the best discovery strategies and why they’re working. See the full agenda here. The conference takes place on October 18 at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. Sponsors include Flurry, Adobe, YD Online, Offermobi, appbackr, Altcatel-Lucent, Appolicious, AppLaunchPR, and Herakles Data Center.  To register, click here. Hurry though. Tickets are limited, and going fast.


Next Story: WSJ reports Facebook apps — including banned LOLapps games — transmitted private user data Previous Story: Why did Facebook unplug LOLapps games with 150M users?




Discount deal site Offers.com said today it has closed first-round funding of $7 million as it seeks to add more staff and take on an already-crowded online coupon marketplace.


Unlike the spate of online deal site fundings we’ve seen over the last two weeks, Offers.com focuses less on “deal of the day” social or luxury buying, and more on customer-specific coupons for Main Street-type retailers like JCPenney, Kmart and the Home Depot.


Offers.com does this by offering an onsite algorithm-driven search engine, the Locker, which asks users what kinds of stores they shop at, what sorts of interests they have, and where they would most like to see deals.


It also differentiates itself by having a staff of editors that verify, rate, categorize and update all offers on a daily basis—perhaps making it more user friendly for the average coupon-cutting consumer who might be accustomed to a variety of stores and offers listed all in one place.


Competitors include CouponMom.com, Coupons.com and RetailMeNot.


The funding comes in the form of a growth equity investment from private equity firm Susquehanna Growth Equity.


Offers.com was launched in 2009 and has been self-funded and in the black since its first year. It recently debuted sister sites in Canada and United Kingdom.


The Austin, Texas-based firm said it believes its main appeal lies in its deals being completely up to date, as opposed to other sites that may offer discounts that expire or are no longer relevant.


“Nothing is more frustrating to a consumer than trying to use out-of-date, inactive or useless coupons online, which is why we spend the time and money to validate every offer on our site, ensuring a high-quality user experience,” said Steve Schaffer, founder and CEO of Offers.com.


Its expansion into new markets is part of larger plan to target consumers who want deals from relevant, big-box retailers as the recession drags on, the company told VentureBeat.


“Since launching Offers.com we have focused on quality and growing organically,” said Schaffer. “The recent popularity of local deals sites and consumers increasing use of online coupons has greatly expanded the market. However, the market remains highly fragmented, and we think the time is right to accelerate our expansion and hiring plans. And we also plan to do some acquisitions.”


The company said its first infusion of outside capital will also be used for marketing, product management, product development and the hiring of 20 new full-time employees over the next year, a 50 percent increase.


Offers.com was advised on the transaction by Pharus Securities, a boutique investment bank for internet and digital media companies.


Philadelphia-based Susquehanna is a private equity group focused on investing in growth capital and buyout opportunities in information services, internet, software and financial technology.


Next Story: GigaOm raises $2.5M, claims 10,000 Pro subscribers Previous Story: VCs get onboard with design-it-yourself offerings




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News and Notes from following the Atlanta Hawks games against the Bucks and the Jazz.

Small Business <b>News</b>: The Keys To Business Success

It's no accident that we used the plural to describe the tools that make a business a success in the title for this end-of-the-week roundup. There may not be.

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DiscoveryBeat 2010 is just a day away. The conference at the Mission Bay conference center in San Francisco will have a single-minded focus on the problem of discovery, or finding the content that you want.


Like in the early days of the internet, finding what you want with the fewest steps possible is a problem that is only getting worse as more and more apps are piling into the Apple, Android and other app stores. The day of a million apps is not that far away. While Google and Yahoo solved the problem of sorting through millions of web sites, no one has figured out how to do the same in the age of apps, where cross-platform complexities and walled gardens stymie easy search solutions.


At DiscoveryBeat, we have assembled 36 experts (and a bunch of moderators) who can cover the breadth of the discovery ecosystem. If you check out our logo, you’ll see that the theme is akin to the discovery of a new world and how to navigate it. The problem of discovery exists inside apps. Brian Reynolds (left), chief game designer, can talk in his fireside chat about how you design an app from the inside out for easier discovery. The discussion will cover topics such as better user interfaces, accessible design, and moving designs to new platforms.


Sebastien DeHalleux (below right), co-founder of EA Playfish, will also have something to say about those topics in his fireside chat — but from the perspective of being inside a company with lots of well-known brands.


What does good design have to do with discovery? Our speaker Bing Gordon, a partner at Kleiner Perkins who will talk on our Investing in Discovery panel, says you can’t have discovery without engagement. If someone plays a game for two months instead of two days, they will be more engaged and share their game more widely. Gordon and his fellow panelists — Jennifer Scott Fonstad of DFJ, Savinay Berry of Granite Ventures, and Peter Relan of incubator YouWeb — will discuss what the opportunities are for investing in entrepreneurial startups and technologies in this new world. What investments make sense in this stage of of the ecosystem’s maturity?


That prompts the question: is anyone making money in discovery? Our Show Me the Money will focus on that question, with participants including Tapjoy’s Lee Linden, Flurry’s Peter Farago, Google-AdMob’s Aunkur Arya, and Mobclix’s Sunil Verma. The money must be there somewhere, right? Big brands are diving into the app markets. We’ll have a panel on that with Tim O’Brien of Disney-Tapulous, Travis Boatman of EA Mobile, James de Jesus of interactive agency AKQA, and Garrick Schmitt of agency Razorfish. And social discovery platforms are emerging. We’ll have a panel on that with Si Shen of PapayaMobile, Jason Citron of Aurora Feint, and Kabir Kasargod of Qualcomm’s Vive service.


We’ll have a lot of A lot of fresh thinking is going into discovery. Dave Smiddy, chief executive of Infrinity, is the winner of our Needle in the Haystack contest for the best new business ideas related to discovery. He’ll talk about creating a new kind of recommendation engine. William Mark, a vice president at research institute SRI, will also speak about how artificial intelligence can be applied to the problem of discovery. SRI spun out Siri, which built a cool AI-based discovery app and which was acquired by Apple.


Vijay Chattha will show that getting press for an app doesn’t have to be routine. Simon Khalaf (right) and Sean Galligan of Flurry will enlighten us on the topic of analytics and making money related to discovery. We’ll also have a lot of inspiring and instructive case studies from successful indie app makers, including Julian Farrior of BackFlip Studios (the maker of Paper Toss), Dave Castelnuovo of Bolt Creative (Pocket God), Doyon Kim of YD Online, Chris Williams of PlayFirst (Diner Dash), Justin Maples of Borken Thumb Apps (Zombie Duck Hunt) and Patrck Mork of GetJar, which runs an indie app store and which recently launched Angry Birds on Android.


One of the most successful new apps of the Twitter era has been Foursquare. We’ll hear how Foursquare — an app whose monetization is heavily related to how users discover new places — got discovered itself in a fireside chat with Holger Luedorf.


We’ll close the door with a discussion of the would-be app kingmakers and their tools. That panel will include Ben Keighran of Chomp, Alan Warms of Appolicious, Laura Fitton of oneforty (which discovers Twitter apps), and Chris DeVore of AppStoreHQ and iPhoneDevSDK.


We hope you’ll join us in the undiscovered country.


Getting content noticed is a challenge for everyone making apps. Join us at DiscoveryBeat 2010 and hear secrets from top industry executives about how to break through and profit in the new cross-platform app ecosystem. From metrics to monetization, we’ll take an in depth look at the best discovery strategies and why they’re working. See the full agenda here. The conference takes place on October 18 at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. Sponsors include Flurry, Adobe, YD Online, Offermobi, appbackr, Altcatel-Lucent, Appolicious, AppLaunchPR, and Herakles Data Center.  To register, click here. Hurry though. Tickets are limited, and going fast.


Next Story: WSJ reports Facebook apps — including banned LOLapps games — transmitted private user data Previous Story: Why did Facebook unplug LOLapps games with 150M users?




Discount deal site Offers.com said today it has closed first-round funding of $7 million as it seeks to add more staff and take on an already-crowded online coupon marketplace.


Unlike the spate of online deal site fundings we’ve seen over the last two weeks, Offers.com focuses less on “deal of the day” social or luxury buying, and more on customer-specific coupons for Main Street-type retailers like JCPenney, Kmart and the Home Depot.


Offers.com does this by offering an onsite algorithm-driven search engine, the Locker, which asks users what kinds of stores they shop at, what sorts of interests they have, and where they would most like to see deals.


It also differentiates itself by having a staff of editors that verify, rate, categorize and update all offers on a daily basis—perhaps making it more user friendly for the average coupon-cutting consumer who might be accustomed to a variety of stores and offers listed all in one place.


Competitors include CouponMom.com, Coupons.com and RetailMeNot.


The funding comes in the form of a growth equity investment from private equity firm Susquehanna Growth Equity.


Offers.com was launched in 2009 and has been self-funded and in the black since its first year. It recently debuted sister sites in Canada and United Kingdom.


The Austin, Texas-based firm said it believes its main appeal lies in its deals being completely up to date, as opposed to other sites that may offer discounts that expire or are no longer relevant.


“Nothing is more frustrating to a consumer than trying to use out-of-date, inactive or useless coupons online, which is why we spend the time and money to validate every offer on our site, ensuring a high-quality user experience,” said Steve Schaffer, founder and CEO of Offers.com.


Its expansion into new markets is part of larger plan to target consumers who want deals from relevant, big-box retailers as the recession drags on, the company told VentureBeat.


“Since launching Offers.com we have focused on quality and growing organically,” said Schaffer. “The recent popularity of local deals sites and consumers increasing use of online coupons has greatly expanded the market. However, the market remains highly fragmented, and we think the time is right to accelerate our expansion and hiring plans. And we also plan to do some acquisitions.”


The company said its first infusion of outside capital will also be used for marketing, product management, product development and the hiring of 20 new full-time employees over the next year, a 50 percent increase.


Offers.com was advised on the transaction by Pharus Securities, a boutique investment bank for internet and digital media companies.


Philadelphia-based Susquehanna is a private equity group focused on investing in growth capital and buyout opportunities in information services, internet, software and financial technology.


Next Story: GigaOm raises $2.5M, claims 10,000 Pro subscribers Previous Story: VCs get onboard with design-it-yourself offerings




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News and Notes from following the Atlanta Hawks games against the Bucks and the Jazz.

Small Business <b>News</b>: The Keys To Business Success

It's no accident that we used the plural to describe the tools that make a business a success in the title for this end-of-the-week roundup. There may not be.

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Atlanta Hawks: Off Day <b>News</b> and Notes - Peachtree Hoops

News and Notes from following the Atlanta Hawks games against the Bucks and the Jazz.

Small Business <b>News</b>: The Keys To Business Success

It's no accident that we used the plural to describe the tools that make a business a success in the title for this end-of-the-week roundup. There may not be.

Peggle bounces onto PSP next week PSP <b>News</b> - Page 1 | Eurogamer.net

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DiscoveryBeat 2010 is just a day away. The conference at the Mission Bay conference center in San Francisco will have a single-minded focus on the problem of discovery, or finding the content that you want.


Like in the early days of the internet, finding what you want with the fewest steps possible is a problem that is only getting worse as more and more apps are piling into the Apple, Android and other app stores. The day of a million apps is not that far away. While Google and Yahoo solved the problem of sorting through millions of web sites, no one has figured out how to do the same in the age of apps, where cross-platform complexities and walled gardens stymie easy search solutions.


At DiscoveryBeat, we have assembled 36 experts (and a bunch of moderators) who can cover the breadth of the discovery ecosystem. If you check out our logo, you’ll see that the theme is akin to the discovery of a new world and how to navigate it. The problem of discovery exists inside apps. Brian Reynolds (left), chief game designer, can talk in his fireside chat about how you design an app from the inside out for easier discovery. The discussion will cover topics such as better user interfaces, accessible design, and moving designs to new platforms.


Sebastien DeHalleux (below right), co-founder of EA Playfish, will also have something to say about those topics in his fireside chat — but from the perspective of being inside a company with lots of well-known brands.


What does good design have to do with discovery? Our speaker Bing Gordon, a partner at Kleiner Perkins who will talk on our Investing in Discovery panel, says you can’t have discovery without engagement. If someone plays a game for two months instead of two days, they will be more engaged and share their game more widely. Gordon and his fellow panelists — Jennifer Scott Fonstad of DFJ, Savinay Berry of Granite Ventures, and Peter Relan of incubator YouWeb — will discuss what the opportunities are for investing in entrepreneurial startups and technologies in this new world. What investments make sense in this stage of of the ecosystem’s maturity?


That prompts the question: is anyone making money in discovery? Our Show Me the Money will focus on that question, with participants including Tapjoy’s Lee Linden, Flurry’s Peter Farago, Google-AdMob’s Aunkur Arya, and Mobclix’s Sunil Verma. The money must be there somewhere, right? Big brands are diving into the app markets. We’ll have a panel on that with Tim O’Brien of Disney-Tapulous, Travis Boatman of EA Mobile, James de Jesus of interactive agency AKQA, and Garrick Schmitt of agency Razorfish. And social discovery platforms are emerging. We’ll have a panel on that with Si Shen of PapayaMobile, Jason Citron of Aurora Feint, and Kabir Kasargod of Qualcomm’s Vive service.


We’ll have a lot of A lot of fresh thinking is going into discovery. Dave Smiddy, chief executive of Infrinity, is the winner of our Needle in the Haystack contest for the best new business ideas related to discovery. He’ll talk about creating a new kind of recommendation engine. William Mark, a vice president at research institute SRI, will also speak about how artificial intelligence can be applied to the problem of discovery. SRI spun out Siri, which built a cool AI-based discovery app and which was acquired by Apple.


Vijay Chattha will show that getting press for an app doesn’t have to be routine. Simon Khalaf (right) and Sean Galligan of Flurry will enlighten us on the topic of analytics and making money related to discovery. We’ll also have a lot of inspiring and instructive case studies from successful indie app makers, including Julian Farrior of BackFlip Studios (the maker of Paper Toss), Dave Castelnuovo of Bolt Creative (Pocket God), Doyon Kim of YD Online, Chris Williams of PlayFirst (Diner Dash), Justin Maples of Borken Thumb Apps (Zombie Duck Hunt) and Patrck Mork of GetJar, which runs an indie app store and which recently launched Angry Birds on Android.


One of the most successful new apps of the Twitter era has been Foursquare. We’ll hear how Foursquare — an app whose monetization is heavily related to how users discover new places — got discovered itself in a fireside chat with Holger Luedorf.


We’ll close the door with a discussion of the would-be app kingmakers and their tools. That panel will include Ben Keighran of Chomp, Alan Warms of Appolicious, Laura Fitton of oneforty (which discovers Twitter apps), and Chris DeVore of AppStoreHQ and iPhoneDevSDK.


We hope you’ll join us in the undiscovered country.


Getting content noticed is a challenge for everyone making apps. Join us at DiscoveryBeat 2010 and hear secrets from top industry executives about how to break through and profit in the new cross-platform app ecosystem. From metrics to monetization, we’ll take an in depth look at the best discovery strategies and why they’re working. See the full agenda here. The conference takes place on October 18 at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. Sponsors include Flurry, Adobe, YD Online, Offermobi, appbackr, Altcatel-Lucent, Appolicious, AppLaunchPR, and Herakles Data Center.  To register, click here. Hurry though. Tickets are limited, and going fast.


Next Story: WSJ reports Facebook apps — including banned LOLapps games — transmitted private user data Previous Story: Why did Facebook unplug LOLapps games with 150M users?




Discount deal site Offers.com said today it has closed first-round funding of $7 million as it seeks to add more staff and take on an already-crowded online coupon marketplace.


Unlike the spate of online deal site fundings we’ve seen over the last two weeks, Offers.com focuses less on “deal of the day” social or luxury buying, and more on customer-specific coupons for Main Street-type retailers like JCPenney, Kmart and the Home Depot.


Offers.com does this by offering an onsite algorithm-driven search engine, the Locker, which asks users what kinds of stores they shop at, what sorts of interests they have, and where they would most like to see deals.


It also differentiates itself by having a staff of editors that verify, rate, categorize and update all offers on a daily basis—perhaps making it more user friendly for the average coupon-cutting consumer who might be accustomed to a variety of stores and offers listed all in one place.


Competitors include CouponMom.com, Coupons.com and RetailMeNot.


The funding comes in the form of a growth equity investment from private equity firm Susquehanna Growth Equity.


Offers.com was launched in 2009 and has been self-funded and in the black since its first year. It recently debuted sister sites in Canada and United Kingdom.


The Austin, Texas-based firm said it believes its main appeal lies in its deals being completely up to date, as opposed to other sites that may offer discounts that expire or are no longer relevant.


“Nothing is more frustrating to a consumer than trying to use out-of-date, inactive or useless coupons online, which is why we spend the time and money to validate every offer on our site, ensuring a high-quality user experience,” said Steve Schaffer, founder and CEO of Offers.com.


Its expansion into new markets is part of larger plan to target consumers who want deals from relevant, big-box retailers as the recession drags on, the company told VentureBeat.


“Since launching Offers.com we have focused on quality and growing organically,” said Schaffer. “The recent popularity of local deals sites and consumers increasing use of online coupons has greatly expanded the market. However, the market remains highly fragmented, and we think the time is right to accelerate our expansion and hiring plans. And we also plan to do some acquisitions.”


The company said its first infusion of outside capital will also be used for marketing, product management, product development and the hiring of 20 new full-time employees over the next year, a 50 percent increase.


Offers.com was advised on the transaction by Pharus Securities, a boutique investment bank for internet and digital media companies.


Philadelphia-based Susquehanna is a private equity group focused on investing in growth capital and buyout opportunities in information services, internet, software and financial technology.


Next Story: GigaOm raises $2.5M, claims 10,000 Pro subscribers Previous Story: VCs get onboard with design-it-yourself offerings




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News and Notes from following the Atlanta Hawks games against the Bucks and the Jazz.

Small Business <b>News</b>: The Keys To Business Success

It's no accident that we used the plural to describe the tools that make a business a success in the title for this end-of-the-week roundup. There may not be.

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News and Notes from following the Atlanta Hawks games against the Bucks and the Jazz.

Small Business <b>News</b>: The Keys To Business Success

It's no accident that we used the plural to describe the tools that make a business a success in the title for this end-of-the-week roundup. There may not be.

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Atlanta Hawks: Off Day <b>News</b> and Notes - Peachtree Hoops

News and Notes from following the Atlanta Hawks games against the Bucks and the Jazz.

Small Business <b>News</b>: The Keys To Business Success

It's no accident that we used the plural to describe the tools that make a business a success in the title for this end-of-the-week roundup. There may not be.

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Atlanta Hawks: Off Day <b>News</b> and Notes - Peachtree Hoops

News and Notes from following the Atlanta Hawks games against the Bucks and the Jazz.

Small Business <b>News</b>: The Keys To Business Success

It's no accident that we used the plural to describe the tools that make a business a success in the title for this end-of-the-week roundup. There may not be.

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Atlanta Hawks: Off Day <b>News</b> and Notes - Peachtree Hoops

News and Notes from following the Atlanta Hawks games against the Bucks and the Jazz.

Small Business <b>News</b>: The Keys To Business Success

It's no accident that we used the plural to describe the tools that make a business a success in the title for this end-of-the-week roundup. There may not be.

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First off you should know that most of the online opportunities are scams, or at least over hyped. One of the first signs that should ring a bell is when you see an advertisement like “Make $10,000 a month working only a few hours a week!” It is a catchy phrase, and I mean, who wouldn’t want to make $10,000 a month? However, the reality of this scheme is quit the opposite.

There are several different types of businesses that offer this type of promise; a lot of them are Data Entry jobs. With Data Entry jobs you will pay for access to a site that provides a list of companies which give you affiliate links to their site. You then go and post ads trying to convince people to purchase things off of your affiliate link. If they do you will get a certain percentage of whatever that individual buys. While this type of business is not a scam, it is definitely over hyped. A lot of companies have you pay to get access to the website with the list of companies, but in all reality if you go directly to the company list site you can become a member for FREE! The reason you pay is because they also give you steps on how to post ads and what to type in those ads. However, they also spam you with e-mails and other money making opportunities to try and get you to buy! With all that said here is my take on the data entry jobs. You will not make a lot of money, and most of the information they provide is not worth the cost spent to pay for it!! The reason is because there are a lot of people who have bought into these schemes, which makes it hard to get someone to purchase anything from your affiliated links without putting a lot of money into Google, Yahoo, etc.

This was just one example of the many different types of online opportunities that do nothing more than waste your time and money. Other opportunities to watch out for include; envelope stuffing, toy building, medication selling, etc. The list goes on and on. So, I am sure you are now wondering if there is even a possibility of making money online. Well, there is!! But first let me give you some information on spotting possible scam/over hyped business opportunities. I have compiled a list to help: 
          
1) Do plenty of research. Do not just read an ad and purchase right away. 
          
2) Do a Who IS search on the website. The reason is that a lot of these sites are new and only register their domain for a year, which usually means they are not in this for the long haul, but rather to try and con people into purchasing a useless scheme. Also, check the person registered along with the address and phone number. Make sure you see nothing suspicious. However, a lot of people put in false information, so if you check an address or phone number and you can’t find it, more than likely the person put in false information. 
          
3) Do Check the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to see if the business is registered and what reputation it shows. Note: Not all websites will have a BBB record. 
          
4) Do Find forums like scam.com to talk to others who might have already tried the program you are looking at.
Note: Be cautious of opportunities sent by e-mail, as most of them are scams!! Also, I recommend not doing anything that requires you to give out your personal information or requires you to transfer/accept money from a Wire Transfer!!

Hopefully this information will help you in determining which programs are real or not. Usually if a site promises to make you tons of money for just a little amount of your time they are just trying to get your money. Also, in my opinion, you shouldn’t have to pay someone to work for them!!! I know that if you start your own business you will have to fork out some cash to get it started, but if you are about to work for someone you shouldn’t have to pay them, because they should be paying you!! Also, a good saying to hold on too when searching for an online job is, “If it seems too good to be true then it probably is!”
Here is a list of jobs that I have known people to make money with. They are not rich but if you are looking to make a little extra money then, if done right, these will work.

1) Paid Surveys (However, do not PAY to complete the surveys, because there are plenty of free survey sites out there) 

2) Writing Articles (Again, do not pay a site to write for them, because since you are working for them they should pay you) 

3) Start a website or blog (If there is something you love to talk about then start up a website on it and then use Google ad sense to help bring money to your site)

These are just a few of the legit opportunities out there. Again, I highly recommend going to forums and talking to people who have already been in your shoes. Just be very cautious when looking to make money online, because unfortunately there are a lot of people on the internet that just want your money. Good Luck!!


eric seiger

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Atlanta Hawks: Off Day <b>News</b> and Notes - Peachtree Hoops

News and Notes from following the Atlanta Hawks games against the Bucks and the Jazz.

Small Business <b>News</b>: The Keys To Business Success

It's no accident that we used the plural to describe the tools that make a business a success in the title for this end-of-the-week roundup. There may not be.

Peggle bounces onto PSP next week PSP <b>News</b> - Page 1 | Eurogamer.net

Read our PSP news of Peggle bounces onto PSP next week.


eric seiger

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