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Already Fulfilled One of My New Year's Resolutions

Today is the first second day of 2016 and one of my new year's resolutions has already been accomplished. (For some reason this went to draft. Thought I had published it. (O.o))

Well actually it wasn't a resolution. It was more like a spur of the moment decision. But it was New Year's Eve. Still had some time to kill before “ the ball dropped ” and thought to myself … Eh! Start another blog!

Just what my “To Do List” needed. But this one is going to be successful and profitable.

Make the promise to my hubby each time I start a new website or blog or a writing job. Hard to convince him my time is not being wasted. Can't blame him. What with sites going belly up and me having to republish content constantly. (I mean ... the year before last, on New Year's Eve 2014, also made a spur of the moment decision and signed up for Bubblews. That project went downhill before 2015 was over! ) Also, some of the companies that I signed up for as an affiliate took a nose dive or decided to discontinue their affiliate program or whatever! And some of my blogs have gotten deleted.

Nevertheless … I persevere!

Since the platform for me is the easiest platform to use and they offer lots of free themes for me to experiment with, decided to create a blog to support my which was set up back in 2011, Everyday Exotic Spices . Named it Food Ways and used a free template called “Sugar”, theme by Kazunori Miura.

UPDATE: Oct. 13, 2016

The year has not yet ended however several weeks back Tumblr was acquired by Verizon. My Tumblr account was terminated. Created a new but similar blog using the Blogspot platform. It's not even a week old. Hope I have better success with this one.

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A side note regarding my other various residual income earning efforts. Will continue on with . The payout is still $10 and I'm halfway there. This site is very similar to PersonaPaper. There really is no reason to choose one or the other. The water is fine at both websites. Even if you can't swim … dive in anyway. You'll rise to the top! :)

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Wishing all you good people here a fabulous and fantastic New Year!

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DWDavisRSL wrote on January 2, 2016, 11:43 AM

I was lucky enough to join the B just before the great implosion and cashed out 3 times before they stopped paying. I am also active on myLot and lack just over $2 from my first cash out there. I cashed out here in mid-December and am over 10% of the way to my next one.

I've also posted some photos on Pixabay and hope to post many more. With luck, I'll start seeing some residuals for there if the folks who use my photos are as generous to me as I am when I use someone's pictures from there.

I've tried writing a free standing blog, but cannot seem to dedicate myself to it as I should.

FreebieJunkie wrote on January 2, 2016, 11:46 AM

I keep forgetting about Tumblr as a blogging platform. I use it half-heartedly as a link sharing social network, but it seems like I'm not taking full advantage of it. Oh well, there's only so many hours in a day. Happy New Year to you! I've started testing out MyLot as well. It's another place where I've had an account forever, but just never used it.

markgraham wrote on January 2, 2016, 12:32 PM

I love it here at personapaper and the people here. I just started out on several other sites in the last two months except for brainmass and have been doing pretty good.

grandma20121 wrote on January 2, 2016, 12:34 PM

have you tried doing online surveys for a little extra money, although they are time consuming

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 2, 2016, 12:48 PM

I have tried a few times to do a blog and just can not keep them up enough. I lose interest in them to fast

cmoneyspinner wrote on January 2, 2016, 2:26 PM

Your comments inspired a post.

cmoneyspinner wrote on January 2, 2016, 2:31 PM

Most individual users use Tumblr as a social networking platform. But you can blog on it too! In fact, several reputable well-known businesses use it for blogging purposes.

cmoneyspinner wrote on January 2, 2016, 2:33 PM

You can't help but love PersonaPaper. The members are so lovable. :) True true true. Not just sayin' it.

cmoneyspinner wrote on January 2, 2016, 2:35 PM

The surveys are time-consuming which is why I only do them when I have the time.

cmoneyspinner wrote on January 2, 2016, 2:42 PM

Here's my evolution process. Originally started out wanting to write articles as a . But the income generation was extremely slow. Then one of my kids suggested which I thought was impossible until I discovered there were several free blogging platforms, however, a time investment is required. Have tried different apps, had my blogs deleted, tried again … on an on and on … but never quit! My philosophy is: Doing something may yield nothing OR something. But doing nothing will always yield nothing! My only fear is one day the Internet will disappear! :)

Rufuszen wrote on January 2, 2016, 4:07 PM

I have heard of mylot, think I shall have to go and have a look

jiangliu1949 wrote on January 4, 2016, 3:37 AM

Now You never can tell how long a writing site can last.A belated New Year wish to you !

cmoneyspinner wrote on January 4, 2016, 11:44 AM

Yes you should. Here is the major difference between myLot and PersonaPaper. Each time I publish a FOPP post, it gets comments and/or likes. Not so at myLot. However, the key to success at ML is your interaction. In other words, if the discussion you started doesn't get any discussion you make no money from that discussion. But no biggie! Because you could be on myLot and never start a discussion. Just make comments at other people's discussions and generate income doing that. PP has a more predictable income stream with a $20 payout. ML has an income stream that generates much quicker if you interact enough with a $10 payout. Bottom line: Residual income is residual income and if you can talk on social media like Facebook and not get paid for it, why not do the same thing on ML or PP and get paid for it.

cmoneyspinner wrote on January 4, 2016, 11:46 AM

No you can never know. The site owners are in charge of that. You can only hope they want their site to be as successful as you do and work to maintain it. Happy New Year back at ya! :)