I’m Ashamed To Admit It – But I’m Program Hopping Again

I couldn’t think of a shorter title for this post, but its true – I’m program hopping like a newbie.

When I first started trying to earn money online I would move from program to program, trying to find the perfect opportunity, trying to do lots of things at the same time.  I thought that I had moved on when I began creating my own websites.  However, lately I have signed up to several opportunities and I just know that my chances of earning decent money online are still low.  This sounds negative and depressing, but its true.

I’ve been using traffic exchanges a lot and one of the downsides of using these is that you are bombarded with images and messages telling you that you have found the perfect opportunity to earn thousands of dollars online.  These websites are very tempting and you begin to believe that they could possibly work.

I’ve also revisited Clickbank looking for decent programs to promote as an affiliate.  I first tried Clickbank a long time ago but without much success.  Now I have decided to try promoting two programs which look quite good and the stats provided by Clickbank are encouraging.

Also, I’ve signed up to a reseller hosting site.  I think I am out of my depth with this one – there’s a lot of customizing to do in your back office and you even have to choose your own packages and prices!  But I’m going to give it a go and try to refrain from signing up to any more programs.

My Latest Project is Up and Running

I’ve neglected my blog for a while because I’ve been working on my latest website.  I should also say that I haven’t really been in the mood lately for working on my websites and it has taken far too long to do quite a simple project.

Anyway, the website in question is a “URL shortener”.  The script that I have used is probably the most basic out there but that is OK with me because, as I have said before, I’m only a part-time webmaster.  Basically, a user can visit the site, enter their long URL, add a “tag” which relates to their long URL, and the script generates a short URL with the tag at the end.

For example:  www.urlism.com/tag

Unlike other similar sites there is not a membership feature and I’m not sure if or when the links will expire but I am confident that visitors will bookmark the site and use it regularly.  Long URLs really are annoying!

If you need a short URL pay a visit to my website http://urlism.com

The Dreaded Email From Google Adsense

This morning I received an email from Google telling me that my Adsense account has been disabled.  I’ve had some time to think about things since then and I think this has happened because I placed ads on pages with very little content such as my PDF creation page.

I’m not too upset that my account has been disabled but I am upset and angry at the fact I now have to remove my niche video pages from my website.  Although these pages contained content which I thought was useful and informative, I was using them to earn revenue from Adsense.  I also had other pages with adsense ads on and I was hoping to upload a games site which was also going to be used to earn money from Adsense.

Now I’m going to take some time to decide what I want to do next with my website and to consider some Adsense alternatives.  I think there are quite a lot out there but they probably don’t pay as much as Adsense.