HOW TO: Make Money Online (the non-spammy way!)

“Do you want to earn some EXTRA cash?”

Have you seen those ads before?!

The first instinct for any decent netizen who sees something along those lines to quickly dismiss it as either a phishing attempt or scam that will 0nly bring trouble.  But does that mean that the only way to make money online is through scamming and cheating?

We’ll be sharing some cool new ways to earn money on the web. In the past, businesses used to rely on outsourcing, where they used to give the job to someone in India or China to do it since it was simple enough. However, nowadays they are moving more and more into crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing is basically the act of giving the job to anyone out there on the web to do it, sometimes for free and other times for a fee depending on the service.

So the marriage of social media and jobs allowed for the creation of some interesting opportunity to earn a good buck if you have a certain skill set.

If you are a video maker

You can go to Current.TV and participate in their create an ad campaign contest. If the ad that you create gets picked up by their sponsors, then you will get paid $2,500. Learn more about this over here.

Viewer Created Ad Message

The Counter BP Social Media Campaign

The BP oil spill has been a PR nightmare for the company and they have been working hard on organizing a social media campaign to counter and ameliorate the public’s view of the brand. The public, on the other hand, have used social media in very creative and effective ways to shine light on certain aspects of the disaster and express their scorn for the BP brand and how they have handled things with one misstep after the other.

We will be looking at how the public manifested its psyche on several different social media fronts:

Twitter

Twitter has been at the forefront of taking jabs at BP, The fake BP Public Relations account – @BPGlobalPRhas been a run away hit with fans and has been taking sophomoric jabs at the company and providing its fans with the highest quality of satire. The account has almost three times as many followers as BP’s official Twitter account. To BP’s credit, they have reacted greatly to the satirical nature of the account and didn’t wage a crusade against it. Some even go as far as saying that the account is managed by BP’s real PR to lighten up the atmosphere around the company’s name.

Bros Icing Bros — Learn Social Media by Example

There is a new drinking game that is taking college campuses across the states by storm, it originated in the bro houses of the colleges of South Carolina. Bros are infamous for collar-up polo shirts, live strong bracelets, slippers and spending way too much time drinking and playing video games. In the culture of the frat house there is a consistent pressure on the bros to prove just how un-gay they are, and they is nothing more insulting to a bros reputation than being seen drinking a pussy drink such as Smirnoff Ice. And from that lore the Icing game rose.

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Apple’s iPad is Causing Workers to Kill Themselves!

“Apple manufacturer Foxconn was taking extraordinary measures Wednesday to safeguard its business and workers following a spate of suicides at its sprawling plant in southern China.”

Here’s something even more interesting: Workers have reportedly been told to sign letters promising not to kill themselves and even agreeing to be sent to psychiatric institutions if they appear to be in an “abnormal mental or physical state for the protection of myself and others”.

IBM’s Crime Prediction Software — Goodbye, human rights?

IBM’s Crime Prediction Software — Goodbye, human rights?

Crime Statistics

The Florida State Department of Juvenile Justice will use analysis software from IBM to predict crime by young delinquents, putting potential offenders under specific prevention and education programs. Goodbye human rights!

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Carlton Draught Beer — Learn Social Media by Example

Carlton Draught Beer — Learn Social Media by Example

I see you!

Beer brand Carlton Draught is part of the Foster's Group, is an Australian beer brand that has garnered quite the reputation for itself on the internet amongst marketers. It has been thoroughly successful in navigating the internet noise farm and able to generate a lot of attention for their campaigns. One of the best examples...

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Where SMB Spend their Marketing and Advert Money? [Infograph]

Where SMB Spend their Marketing and Advert Money? [Infograph]

Where is the Beef?

The folks over at Flowtown have a great illustration that aggregates information about where small to medium business spent their money in 2009 and where they plan to spend it in the next 5 years.

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5 Social Media Tools Must Haves for Small Businesses

5 Social Media Tools Must Haves for Small Businesses

With as many social media services as there are fish in the ocean it gets very confusing for anyone to keep up with whats what.While early adopters are raving about which service will be this years darling for small businesses kicking off their social marketing campaign. To get their feet on the ground and establish a presence in...

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10 Tips to Ensure That You’re NOT A Social Media Sucker!

10 Tips to Ensure That You’re NOT A Social Media Sucker!

Quality Counts!

"Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won't have time to make them all yourself". ~Alfred Sheinwold - Therefore, I hope you will learn from my experience about the top 10 tips you should follow when using social media!

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Infograph: The State of the Internet Today

Infograph: The State of the Internet Today

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We believe that to pull off great online campaigns, you need to be familiar with the audience. Not your audience in particular, but the larger Internet audience that might com across your campaign. It is essential to keep the Internet's demographics in mind when creating any online content.

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