I’m Giving You Some of My Passive Income
It’s been a rough week for internet marketers, to say the least. Ever since my AdSense account was disabled, I’ve heard countless similar stories from others, including some very large and respectable bloggers. The response to my AdSense banning has been overwhelming, so I just wanted to thank those of you who took the time to comment and send me e-mails (I’m still slowly responding to them all!).
Furthermore, one of the most popular blog networks (BMR, used for backlinkng) was deindexed by Google, throwing many people into a state of uncertainty about the future of backlinking. Fortunately, I hadn’t been using this network, but I’ll write a blog post later about the status of my niche sites from a ranking perspective.
Anyway, let’s get to the good stuff, because I’m going to be giving away some money here.
A Quick Update
Before I get into the details about what I’m giving away, I just wanted to write a quick update to follow up my previous post about my AdSense account becoming disabled. My appeal was denied, so it looks like I’m going to give up on trying to get that account back.
My focus now turns to finding a way to build profitable ad-supported niche sites without Google AdSense, which I of course believe can be done. While I still plan to get a new AdSense account for my business (once the LLC is set up), I’m hesitant to rely on Google to monetize the new sites. I want to be in a position where I’m earning good money with or without AdSense.
With that said, I really don’t plan on doing much work until after the tax deadline (April 17th), so my passive income and productivity in general will probably be minimal until May.
I’m Giving Away One of My Passive Income Sources
As you may recall from my income reports, InfoBarrel was one of my more reliable income sources, usually generating $40-60 of passive income each month (having been over a year since I last put a lot of effort into writing articles there).
Ever since my AdSense account was disabled, that money has been….going nowhere (although I suspect InfoBarrel defaults the AdSense publisher ID to their own). I think it’s a waste, and until my business opens an AdSense account, I want someone to be getting that money.
My plan right now is to hold some kind of very simple contest on a monthly basis, where I will put the winner’s AdSense ID in my InfoBarrel account, and they will earn whatever money my articles generate, for a month or so.
Here’s How to Win
It’s very simple:
1) Follow me on Twitter.
2) Retweet any of my blog posts.
3) Use the Twitter hashtag #my4hww so that I can properly track the entries in the contest.
You can retweet as many blog posts as you want – each retweet counts as one entry.
4) The winner will be randomly chosen Saturday, March 31st. The winner will receive a tweet from me announcing that they have won, and will need to tweet me their e-mail address so that I can contact them with further details.
- In order for your retweet(s) to be valid, it must occur between now and Friday, March 30th at 11:59 PM EST.
- The retweet must include the hashtag #my4hww, otherwise I will be unable to track the entry.
- You must be comfortable providing me with your Google AdSense publisher ID (I will of course keep this 100% private, and there really isn’t much I can do with it besides make you money).
- By entering, you agree that I am not responsible for the earnings generated via InfoBarrel, good or bad. Once I put in your publisher ID, it is as if this is your account.
- Entries from “empty” Twitter accounts (i.e. accounts with no followers) will not be considered valid. I don’t want people creating new Twitter accounts just to retweet 100 of my blog posts to no one.
- You have 24 hours from the time I tweet you (if you win), to respond with your e-mail address and provide me your AdSense publisher ID via e-mail. If this time limit expires, I will simply choose another random entry.
- For the winner: To track your Google AdSense earnings from InfoBarrel, you will want to follow these instructions and set up a URL channel for infobarrel.com.
Personally, I don’t think there is any issue with using a different AdSense ID on my InfoBarrel account. Although Google AdSense did disable my account, it was certainly related to my niche sites, not InfoBarrel.
InfoBarrel is a huge platform, so putting your AdSense ID on my InfoBarrel articles is no different than creating your own articles on InfoBarrel (i.e. it’s all housed on the infobarrel.com domain). Obviously, if you are uncomfortable with this, don’t enter!
Best of luck to anyone who enters!