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I have read somewhere that 90% of the people who create websites do it to make money.

Each day I get on my computer and start clicking. I look for anything and everything I can find that is entertaining, interesting, news worthy and such.

My purpose I believe is to find things to share. Tell the world about what I saw. Something like gossip I guess. Though there is also another motive behind my information seeking. Monetary gain. That’s right I said it. I blog, make videos, and surf the web for money.

Now the truth is I don’t make much. A few pennies here and there and that’s it. I look at other sites and blogs and compare what they do to what I do and wonder…”are they making anything?” I doubt that they are making a lot, unless they are connected with some large company that has hired them to be the online promoter.

So why do it? Why continue to blog, create videos, maintain websites, setup affiliate programs? I guess because deep down I believe that there is Gold in the internet. I think that this tool will be my way to a better life, a little more cash in my pocket. A lot less debt. Though the reality is…there is no gold. That’s depressing to admit.

So who is really making money online. According to financial reports some of the big dogs are; Amazon, Google, Ebay, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter. I’m not going to list them all. Some of the money made is from the consumer, some from advertisers and some a little of both.

My point is this. I either continue to help the big boys make more money or I just bag it all together. I probably won’t bag it all together, just because I like dreaming about the big pot of gold. Yet I do have a different mind set while I am doing what I love to do best. Clicking away on the internet. Until next time…click click click.

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The Golden Mouse Seeks Treasures

Farmville a game very popular on Facebook, is pulling in the people and the advertiser.

My partner of 19 years loves the game on Facebook known as Farmville. She plays that game daily. She has about 200 plus friends on

Facebook and almost all of them are Farmville players.
The other day I was doing some research regarding the value of Facebook as an entertainer. I was looking at status updates and noticing

that not very many people were responding to things I would post. Yet it was not only what I posted, it was also happening, (or not

happening) for others in my circle.

So I began to ask, why is it that my partner always gets people on her page to interact? What is making her so popular amongst her crew?

Well as she and I talked the answer came to me “FARMVILLE”. It’s the games. Facebook created a game that has pulled in a group of

people that live for the game.

So I looked into more facts about my theory. I did a search on Fritolay to see how many people like them. Their just chips and snacks

right.
Well to my surprise over 2 million people on facebook like them. Then I find out that Fritolay offered a truck to the Farmville

community in exchange for a LIKE. So that leads me to believe that Fritolay paid Facebook or someone else to be a part of this game so

that they could attract a fan base. HMMM. Pay to Play.
So I wondered if Fritolay had not done this would they still have as many likes as they do? I seriously doubt it. This type of marketing is

done all the time.
I bring this up to make a point to the indie artist community and those that follow or don’t follow them. Big business can afford to pay

for attention. They can buy the ads, the audience and what ever else they choose.

If you are looking to pull the attention of the masses to you as an entertainer, you are going to need to understand these tricks and

others and duplicate them on a low scale budget. Not every indie artist can afford ads, promotions, or services that will help get their

name out. Therefore you are going to need to find a way to bring the attention of the audience your way using similar methods.

The reality of it all is if you want to make it to the top of the list QUICKLY you are going to have to Pay in order to Play.

I spend many hours on the internet and building a Social Media platform. Here of some of my thoughts in regards to being a business person, and independent artist using social media.  Social Media is a great tool, yet it takes time.

 

 

Posted by Jewell aka Quepea