February 22, 2007
How do Filipinos make money online? Let us count the ways.
* 1. Google Adsense, etc.
How Filipinos earn money online The most basic way to make money online is to create a site
or blog and monetize it by having advertising networks serve ads to the site.
Learn how to start a blog here then pepper it with content. The more content, the better,
but optimize your site as well to attract more visitors who use search engines.
Once you have a decent number of posts, join any of the popular advertising networks Google Adsense,
Bidvertiser, and AdBrite. They will give you snippets of codes that you have to add to your sites
in order to show ads. When visitors click on the ads, you get paid. Know the basics of Google Adsense
here or share how much you are earning from it by posting in the Google Adsense Earnings Survey thread.
* 2. Selling Ad Space
Some Filipino website owners offer customized packages and lease advertising space directly to advertisers.
You need to have valuable and frequently updated content, however, and consistent traffic in order
to attract advertisers.
Most of the time, Pinoy publishers merely join ad networks wherein they sell their ad space.
Upon signing up, these networks provide links that will be posted in the blog or site.
A few examples of these networks include Blog to Profit, Money4Blogs, Chitika, Crisp Ads, grokAds,
Tagword, and Text Link Ads.
* 3. Paid Blogging
Rather than writing mushy, self-centric, or showbiz-crazed stuff, several Pinoy writer-bloggers use
their creative juices to publish short reviews of a product, website, or service.
Of course, they get paid in the process. Two of the popular sites where you can become a paid blogger
are ReviewMe and PayPerPost.
* 4. Paid Outsourced Service (Content writing, programming, web design, SEO services)
Several Filipinos hang out in sites like Rent-a-Coder, Scriptlance, Getafreelancer,
and eLance to offer programming, content writing, web design, or search engine optimization (SEO)
services for a fee. Competition among fellow for-hires, though, is tough but once a good reputation is built,
clients will ultimately follow. Learn how some PMT members are successfully earning as home-based
freelancers in the Work at Home and Online Jobs board in the forum.
* 5. Affiliate Marketing
Sell someone else’s products and earn commissions for every lead or sale.
A few have found luck earning regular income as affiliates of Commission Junction,
LinkShare, ShareaSale, and previously Clickbank. Discuss strategies with other Pinoy affiliate
marketers in the Internet and Affiliate Marketing board.
* 6. Online Selling
The bustling activity in eBay.ph, Auction.ph and Bidshot.com is a testament to the growing
number of Filipino sellers. Sell your stuff by posting in eBay, transforming a Multiply account
into an online shop, or setting up a full-fledged e-commerce site. Drop by the Online Auctions, Selling,
eBay and Multiply Stores board for more stories of Pinoys in the online selling arena.
* 7. HYIP and Autosurf Investing
If you are the gambler type, “investing” in autosurf or high yield investment programs (HYIP)
might be for you. For a short period of time, you can earn double, triple, or even 10,000 times
your principal without doing anything or, at the most, “autosurfing” other people’s websites.
Beware, though, because 99% of these online “investment” programs are scams.
* 8. Get-paid-to (GPT) Programs
Not a lot of income can be expected here, but absolutely no cash outlay is needed either.
Earn a few cents just by clicking ad links or reading advertisement emails.
To meet fellow GPTers, go to the Free-to-Join Get-Paid-To Programs discussion board and access a
list of programs that are currently paying.
For more ways how Pinoys earn money online, drop by the Make Money Online discussion board
in the PMT Forum.
-pinoy money talk