Welcome to the April 1st, 2008 edition of the carnival of making real money. Well, we’ve had quite a rollercoaster ride over the last few weeks with elections, primaries, credit crises, seesaw markets… Our writers have come through this time with some quality articles, so thank you. Also, my original website for this carnival is offline right now, as I update the hosting. It should be back soon, but in the meantime, I’m posting this carnival on this blog!
Last week our carnival was featured on the frontpage of the Carnival website. It didn’t bring much traffic but it was a great accolade. In this edition, we’ve whittled away at over 53 submissions and we’ve got that down to a much more manageable 15 submissions!
- The Investor presents Four quick sanity checks to stop the credit crisis killing your finances posted at Monevator.com, saying, “The economic news does not look good. But rather than putting on The Smiths, pouring myself a large gin and tonic, and turning to Sylvia Plath, I thought it’d be more useful to assemble a checklist for anyone looking to survive the credit crunch.”
- Fred Black presents Search Engine Optimization – A Reader Asks My Opinion of Rasof posted at Fred Black: Internet Business Blog..
- Steve Oliphant presents Discover how to accept all major credit cards on your website with these simple steps. posted at Steve Oliphant’s Musings. This is quite useful as most purchases online these days involve credit cards. Even offline, most larger purchases are now credit card based transactions.
- Amy S Quinn presents CRM for Freelancers: 26 Tips a One-Man-shop Can Use to Make More Money posted at Bootstrapper. Some useful ideas!
- Aussie Investor presents Dividend Yield Investing For Beginners posted at Stock Market Investing For Beginners, saying, “If you’re a stock market beginner looking to make a start on investing, dividend yield is an important concept to come to terms with. This article describes what a dividend yield is, how to calculate it, how to use it and what the pitfalls can be in applying it.”
Update: In an effort to create something more useful, I’m reducing the number of articles in each issue by providing as much variety of content. With so many articles on “making money online blogs”, sales and letter writing, I’m now reducing the number presented to balance the other content. So make sure your writing is sharp and to the point if you want to submit! Articles on how to blog, how to sales copy, etc. are best suited for other carnivals.
Notes on Submitting Articles
It seems that a number of people just don’t bother to read the policy. Well, it doesn’t matter. The policy is still enforced. If you have any questions, just see the most recent Carnival for what’s accepted. So hurry! get your submissions in!
I’m definitely looking for articles that are readable, inspiring, and well-written for readers who may or may not have much investing or financial knowledge. Articles will cover making money in the real world, as well as online; being in business; making investments; making money through smart decisions; and aspects of personal finance. It is NOT about dieting, surveys, drugs, selling things, what you ate last night or any of a myriad of irrelevant topics. If you are not sure what is accepted, read the previous carnivals.
As such, …
- Your article must be original and previously unpublished in this carnival. I like to maintain a variety of sources and topics, I will only accept one article per person per blog. — If you submit MORE THAN TWO articles to any edition of this carnival, ALL your submissions will be eliminated without hesitation. Repeated multiple submissions to this carnival will mean that your articles and/or your behavior are spam-enough to blacklist your blog from this carnival.
- In short, submit ONE article from one blog once only.
- Spam: Articles must be unique, ideally hosted on a full-blog (not on a subdomain of blogspot, blogger, etc.), and cannot have been published in more than two other carnivals. If you are serious enough about your blog, then find a real blog host on a real domain.
- Comments MUST be enabled on any post submitted to the carnival and registration must NOT be required: I’m hoping that we generate interest in the submissions and that traffic generates comments. Let’s not frustrate our readers.
- Additional reasons for not inclusion: popup/popover/popunder windows, URLs that time-out, missing articles or moved pages, articles that make NO sense, any music/tracks/voice-overs that auto-play, articles that REQUIRE registration before reading and/or commenting.
- All editorial decisions are final. I will not answer questions about why a particular article was or was not included. If you didn’t get in, submit again for the next issue. Articles that are rejected twice will be excluded.
In short, I run this blog carnival in my free time, I receive no money for this activity, so I’d appreciate as much consideration as possible. My patience is running a little thin with certain submissions, and if I keep getting these I will publish a blacklist of bloggers who are not permitted to publish here.
It would be nice if you acknowledge the blog carnival somewhere on your website! Anywhere, it doesn’t matter: in a post, in the post you submitted, in the blogroll, etc.. or you can do a separate post when the post is published. This helps to drive traffic to the carnival, where people can find your posts!
Kenneth from Carnival of Making REAL Money