Finally got Amazon Affiliate working, and I almost have Google AdSense working. It is really not that hard to do. Google just requires that you set up a account, one account per person only. After you set up an account you set up which type of ads you want or don’t want on your page, then generate a code block. Insert the code block where you want the ads, in WordPress it is usually in a text widget, and wait. The frustrating part is that you have to wait up to 48 hours for any ads to show up. This is where I am at currently. Amazon is a bit different. First you choose what type of widget you want to place, choose specific products to advertise, and generate the code. Place it in a text widget just like Google AdSense and away you go. Ads tend to show up fairly quickly, less than an hour for me. All in all a good weekend.
Just took the time to set up some new hosting for my blog here at godaddy.com. I never realized how hard it was to pick a theme. It’s funny, it’s so much easier to install a them and activate it than to pick one. Sometimes we make too many options.
This week my job is to set p adsense, an amazon affiliate account, and to complete a shopping cart for the t-shirts. After all that I think I’m going to work on my TVOnMyBrain website and maybe the MakeMeLose site.
So I’ve had this idea to make T-Shirts for a long time, and almost got it going a few years ago, but got held up. I have the equipment to make one color shirts, and I even have a bunch of blank black tee’s, but I need someplace to sell them. I’m thinking that instead of making them myself, I might just start putting them up on zazzle.com, cafepress.com, or spreadshirt.com. Each site is free to post a shirt and you get a commission biased on what you sell. I have an account on all the sites, but am still not sure what I am going to do. I have one Holiday design that I will be trying to get out there in the next week or two. Here’s a preview:
I got my hand on a Motorola Droid yesterday and it is pure nerd bliss! The screen is super responsive, although I do wish it supported iPod Touch like gestures. The web browsing is amazing! Slashdot.org looked perfect on its long screen. The apps started almost instantly when selected. I was impressed with its GPS app as it was able to give me accurate information even in the mall. I loved the voice search, although I wish it would work with the GPS, but I was impressed with the fact that it spelled my name correctly. All in all, I WANT THIS PHONE. For more information check out verizon’s website, www.droiddoes.com and Google’s android site at www.android.com.
I started searching the net for ideas to make a few extra bucks and, instead of just the usual scams and advertisements, I came across a genius idea, loading iPods. I know it sounds like something that anyone should be able to do for themselves, but it makes sence. You see, every CD you load onto your computer takes an average of 5-10 minuets to copy and convert to iPod, or MP3 player manageable files, and some people have dozens, if not hundreds of CD’s. It seems that in larger cities that this is big business, here in Nebraska it doesn’t seem to have caught on yet. So I placed an ad on www.craigslist.org and we will see how it goes. This might be something that won’t take off until after Christmas though.