Sunday, August 7, 2011

postheadericon Some other money making ideas

Well after messing with eBay literally all day and all night, I decided to make this post about something a little different. I'm doing this not only because to be honest I'm pretty sick of eBay right now but because variety is the spice of life. For those of you looking forward to more eBay and drop shipping posts, don't worry there will be many, many more to come in the near future.

So today's topic, thanks to our friends at http://brothersblogs.blogspot.com/ I learned about a few different sites that will pay you for things like people downloading your files, or viewing your image. This sounds pretty interesting, lets see exactly how these sites work.

First on the list (we will review them in the order I found them in so nobody's feelings get hurt!) is Fileserve, and yes of course that is a referral link, if you don't want to be referred you can google it.

So how does Fileserve's program work? Apparently what you do is upload your files that you think other people would be interested in downloading up on their server, and for every 1000 downloads racked up for that file they pay you a set dollar amount based on the size of the file that was downloaded. Here is a screen cap of they payout table for clarity:

Well this seems pretty straightforward and everything but I have one question; What is Fileserve gaining for this? Well it turns out when people go to download your file, anonymous users must wait an amount of time before downloading but they offer a premium program with faster download speeds and no wait time etc. Apparently they make enough money from this and ad revenue to pay you for people downloading your files.

Unfortunately I can't imagine that I have anything that anyone would download, but I will think on it for a while. If you have something people might be interested go ahead and give it a try and report back.

9 comments:

Sinclair said...

That sounds intriguing... I might have to try that service out...

chanonymous said...

i might try it out even tough there not much to upload

Bersercules said...

People pay to download stuff of someone elses on a third partys sight? I'm to new to the internet to follow this, but I liked your ebay post from yesterday! Keep it up, I'm learning from reading your blog!

Orange_Pulp said...

I never really liked fileserve... But the rates seem inciting....

Ruben said...

interesting, worth a read

Dan Carter said...

hmmm, might give this a try, cheers

Diego Sousa said...

that's really important info! thank you!

Jacob McCann said...

Not quite sure what I'd have that would be that in-demand, but I really like that you've taken the time to write this out. I'll probably do a couple articles on some of the stuff I've learned from your blog (don't worry, I'll also link my viewers here and give you a nice shoutout). Two thumbs up, keep up the great work.

Murdernickel said...

Good idea, I might try it out