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Friday, June 03, 2005

Introduction to Get Paid (To) Industry

a) What is Get Paid (To) Industry and how does it work?
There are literally hundreds of Get Paid Programs, which pay members money and/or points for reading email advertisements that are purchased by the programs advertisers. The value of money and points vary from program to program.

b)How do you subscribe to a Get Paid Program?
Get Paid Programs are 100% opt in. This means, members are required to sign up with the program/s of their choice, on their own accord.

These programs then send email advertisements to the email address currently mentioned in the user information area. Members are required to read the e-mail/ e-mail advertisement and click on the paid link/s. Most programs have “timers” where the member is required to stay on the advertised website for a specific period of time (for example, 20 seconds, 45 seconds, 60 seconds etc.), which again, vary from program to program. The member receives credit to his/ her account after the timer runs out.

c) Are there any rules to Get Paid Programs?
Yes. Every program has its own Terms Of Service (TOS), which potential members and existing members are required to read, understand and adhere. Most programs also have a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) area, which gives ready answers to questions that are most frequently asked by members and non-members alike.

Therefore, it is strongly recommended:

•That potential members read and understand the Terms of Service of a program, PRIOR to singing up AND

•Existing members read and understand any changes to the Terms Of Service announced by the Program Owner/ Webmaster or Webmistress.

d)What is Get Paid To Click?
Some programs are strictly Get Paid to Click. Such programs do not send email advertisements to the members email address. Members are required to click banners/ text links on the website itself, which earn them money and/or points.

Members alert each other of new links in Get Paid To Click sites here:

All Get Paid To Read Programs also have a Paid To Click (PTC) are where members can click on banners/ text links and earn extra money and/or points.

e) How to use Search Engines (Search Sites/ Programs)
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f) What is Get Paid To Surf?
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g) What are Paid To Promote Programs?
Paid to promote programs pay members:

•A fixed amount per page view (for example, earn $0.0001 per page view)


•A fixed amount for a specific number of page views (for example, earn $1.00 for every 1000 views)

Members are paid once the minimum payout that is stipulated by the program is reached.

In the GPT world, you may stumble across thousands upon thousands of programs, with POs offering ways to earn money, whether they are the same, or, completely different. The most common ones are listed below:

PTR (Paid-To-Read):
Paid-To Read programs are ones in which you are sent e-mails, whether on the actual site, called a Site Inbox, or, your own e-mail that you use (for example, Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo!Mail). Depending on the PTR that you have joined, e-mails may come as often as 40+ within one day, and as little as 1 per week. Each E-Mail usually contains around 1-5 links to sites, in which you will earn money for viewing those sites and reading their contents. You will be paid, like most programs, after you have visited the site for a certain amount of time, which is shown via a timer at the top of the page in a new frame.

PTC (Paid-To-Click):
Paid-To-Click programs are ones in which you click on banners on the site, then view and read the sites that pop-up after each banner that you click. Like PTRs, there is a timer which you will have to wait for. PTCs are usually built in to PTRs and are usually called, Paid Clicks, or Paid Links.

AutoSurf is a way of earning money just like PTCs and PTRs, only that they made in a fashion that everytime the timer has finished counting down, you will earn your money, as well as immediately moving on to the next site, excetera, excetera. Usually, the PO has the plugin to add turing numbers, in which, after the timer runs out, you must click on the correct number displayed once the timer runs out in order to proceed to the next site. This helps to stop cheaters from trying to cheat the program.

Bubble Game:
Bubble games are only allowed in E-Gold, and not PayPal (both online payment systems). Bubble games are just like bubbles. You sign-up for a bubble game and the owner of the bubble game will usually either double, triple, or whatever amount more, your original money that you put into the game. Once you put the minimum amount of money that is set by the owner into the game, you will be allowed to have your own bubble.
Your bubble rises as more people join in and create their own bubbles. Once you reach the top, your bubble "pops" and you receive your money back, including how much more that the owner promised.

Say for example, the owner promises 200% of your deposit once the bubble is complete. You deposit US$10. Once your bubble pops, you get US$20! You can keep on joining these bubble games and eventually, receive quite a lot of money!
However, there is a catch!
With Bubble Games, the last few people who join always loses and doesn't receive any money. Why? This is because when one person "pops" their bubble, the extra money that they receive is paid off by the members who joined after him/her, and so forth. However, many Bubble Games are neverending and thus, you will usually always earn more money and not lose, unless people stop joining the game. Like HYIP which will be explained below, the earlier your in, the safer you are and the earlier you'll "pop" (hopefully).

HYIPs are almost like Bubble Games in the risk factor. Here, you deposit a bit of money (usually a fixed amount), such as US$2. You are then paid everytime a person clicks on a certain link, or signs up under you. Why? This is because of they sign-up under you, they pay US$2, and thus, their sign-up payment is given to you. The person the new member signs up under is always random, so, the more people who join the HYIP, the less chances of you earning. However, unlike Bubble Games in which a Percentage is earned, HYIPs have no percentage. You are basically given unlimited US$2 payments (or whatever the owner specifies) for the rest of your life, as long as somebody signs up under you.
The thing about HYIPs is to sign-up early because as more people join, there will be less people left to actually join the program, and thus, once there are no more people wishing to join...the HYIP dies.

Paid Surveys:
Paid Surveys are quite popular due to the fact that you actually don't have to do something with it every single day, which releives stress out of many and allows you to sign-up for hundreds of Paid Surveys without having to stress you out or overload you. Basically, you are actually paid to take surveys. Although many do not believe this at first, it is actually totally true. Companies, espicially the big ones, do want your opinion. Why? This is because companies always wish to maximise profits and to do so, they must know what consumers like you and me want from them. Many song singles, movies and magazines are never seen by the general public because Paid Survey Results show that people do not like their certain products and thus, there is no point for the company to be selling them.

Thus, our opinions are vital for them and the amount that they pay for distributers to distribute and pay for us individuals to take these surveys are nothing compared to the profits that they will make for selling products that consumers like. Some companies even pay distributers to distribute Paid Surveys which help the companies to see the overall trend in society. Knowing what consumers buy these days is very vital in order to earn a lot.

For example:
When the Baby Boom had arrived, there were literally millions of babies in the world. Here, companies began massing on Babyware, such as nappies and baby food and they received heaps of profit. When these Baby Boomers became teenagers, deodarent, hair styles and clothing were most profitable. Now that they are all old, convenient tools, simple transport and an easy life in a lawn bowling club is what most need and thus, companies changes to fit these needs.

Society is forever changing and thus, Paid Surveys help to see how to maximise profits for companies. Even Sony gives out Paid Surveys for people to see what type of technological products consumers like today!

Discussion Groups:
Discussion Groups are usually an option in Paid Survey sites. Discussion Groups are basically like online chatrooms, where a certain amount of people who are allowed to join certain groups talk to each other about a certain issue, or, a certain type of product. Here, the conversation is recorded and given to the companies who paid for them. The member in return gets paid a fair amount, usually around US$100+ for their participation. Sometimes, a representative from the company itself will actually be the leader of the discussion group/focus group, asking those who participate various questions. If you love to voice your opinion, Discussion Groups/Focus Groups/Paid Surveys are the best for you! Who knows, your opinion might even help companies save millions, or, make them earn millions!

Search Engines:
Search Engines are not like Google. These SEs that we talk about are ones in which each and every link on the SE is paid by advertisers who bid on the words. You earn a percentage, usually 60-90% of the bidded price for the certain site. Each time a person clicks on the site (usually 1-3 times a day only per IP Address), you will earn money. Thus, if you advertise them heaps, you may be earning heaps of money.

Those listed above are only the basic ways of earning money online. There are many more, including starting your own online company, Graphic Designing, Web Designing, Programming, and much, much more. Unfortunately, I will talk to you about the full details of how to make money in the above, nor the ones I have summarised for you even further above. Why? This is because I am currently in the process of creating an E-Book which will talk about almost ALL the ways of earning money online, as well as Full Instructions and Support on how to make money in each category. My E-Book will be around 600 pages as far as I can visualise currently. May be more or less in the future.

Below are some Golden Rules:

1. In the GPT World, always watch out for scams. For PTRs and PTCs, etc, you should always look at how much it costs advertisers to advertise in the program. If the advertising cost does not give the PO a profit over how much the PO must pay for his/her members viewing the advertisement, then, it is most probably a scam unless the PO has other ways of earning money from the site to pay for any debt.

2. Always check that the program doesn't give you too much, at too high a pay-out. If the pay-out is over US$30, I generally do not trust the site because it is most probably a scam. If the payment per link that you click is above 1c, it is usually a scam. Therefore, if you see sites that have US$1 links, they are most probably scams out to get the newbies who think that they will earn heaps. They never pay.

3. Never give your password away to anybody, even if the PO "supposedly" sends you an e-mail asking you for your password. Also, every time you get an e-mail from a PO, always check the e-mail address and never accept any attachments, no matter if it is from the GPT world, or not as they usually contain virus' and trojans which are able to hack into all your accounts and steal all your passwords.

4. Always read the sites and search in the Search Engines that are sent to you as paid links in PTRs and PTCs as; if there are more valid clicks (aka, if the advertiser gets more visitors and money from advertising their SE, or other sites), they will come back for more. If they come back for more, they generally pay the PO, who in turn, pays the members. If you don't help the advertisers by searching for things you want, etc, then, they may not advertise anymore and thus, your PO may not have enough money generated to pay the members and thus, your not paid.

5. Be friendly to everyone but the scammers, cheaters, etc. Try to be a friendly person, unless you seriously aren't one. Helping others in turn will lead to them helping you when times are down for you.

6. Always check the Complaints and Praises folder here to see if the site that you are about to join is a scam or not. If there are no topics telling you if it is a scam or not, post in the General Discussion or Newbies Area and ask people. There will always be people waiting to help you. Never, ever, ever, ever...and I can't stress this enough...never ever join a program without knowing whether it is trustworthy or not from at least more then 3 sources. Why? The scammer may actually be posting, pretending that their program is trustworthy by pretending to be somebody else and posting that they got paid by their program. Thus, you should always find more then one or two sources just to be safe.

Miss Universe 2005 bikini photo gallery

Miss Universe 2005 delegates appear in bikinis before sacred Buddhist temple, triggering anger and red faces

May 23, 2005: The Miss Universe 2005 beauty pageant ran into a controversy last week, when Buddhists in Thailand objected to some of the pictures which appeared in the local papers, which showed the bikini-clad Miss Universe 2005 hopefuls posing with the sacred Buddhist temple Wat Arun, or "Temple of Dawn" in the background.

Thailand is hosting this year's edition of the Miss Universe 2005 beauty contest, where selected candidates from across the world converge in the Thai capital of Bangkok for the pageant finale on May 31.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Miss Indonesia : Artika proud to reach top 15

Novan Iman Santosa, The Jakarta Post, Bangkok

Miss Indonesia Artika Sari Devi was Asia's only representative when the names of Miss Universe 2005 15 semifinalists were announced at the finals here on Tuesday.

The semifinalists were dominated by contestants from northern and Latin American countries.

"I was very surprised. It was stunning for me to be in the last 15," Artika told Indonesian reporters.

"It was such an honor to represent Asian women in the final. And more than that, I am here to represent my country," she said.

For Artika, being in the last 15 was such a great achievement although some would decry her very participation. "This achievement is not only for me but also the rest of the nation."

In reference to the controversy in her country over pageants, she added, "As I have followed all the process here, I know for sure that there is no such thing as a body-measurement session as complained by some groups back home."

Artika decided to join the pageant virtually at the last minute before the pageant started on May 13.

"I know that there are some groups who oppose my participation in the pageant but again I am representing Indonesia here. However, I respect their opposition."

Artika is the first Indonesian to fully participate in the annual beauty pageant with her participation at the swimsuit session during the presentation on May 25. Earlier attendants were "observers" as their organizers bowed to pressure back home against Indonesia's participation in a contest parading women's bodies. In the swimwear session Artika wore a one-piece swimsuit, as did contestants from Bahamas, China, Mauritius, U.S. Virgin Islands and Sri Lanka.

Indonesia last participated in 1996 was Alya Rohali, now a popular TV host, joined the pageant as an observer without joining the swimsuit session.

Artika also said she was struck by a text message she received just before the finals, which said nude pictures of her were circulating on the Internet.

"I tried to be strong. I can assure you the pictures were not of me." Given tight security and the tight schedule she managed to meet her family backstage before the finals, for just 10 minutes.

Although she was happy to be in top 15, Artika said that she was expecting more support especially from the government.

"Actually, the participation in this pageant is a good opportunity to promote the country more. It's quite sad, most of the contestants do not know where Indonesia is. They think Indonesia is part of Bali," she said.

She was also referring to other contestants who had groups of supporters flying their national flags, blowing whistles and beating drums to show their support.

After all this, Artika said she would return to her study to get a master degree in notary studies at the Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, adding she hopes to work for the National Commission for Children Protection (Komnas PA).

Meanwhile, former education minister Wardiman Djojonegoro said he was very happy with Artika entering top 15 as the Putri Indonesia Foundation did not set a specific target for her participation.

"But from what I hear, Artika is very popular here not only among the contestants but also the Thais," he said. "Perhaps her only weakness is the fact that she was among the shortest among contestants. This is very visible on stage."

Wardiman, however, was upbeat that Artika's success would lead to more talented Indonesian young women applying for the Putri Indonesia pageant as well as better support and sponsors.

While host Thailand may be disappointed as Miss Thailand Chananporn Rosjan did not make it into the semifinals, Chananporn did get the Best National Costume competition on May 24.

Miss Universe 2005 is Natalie Glebova

Natalie Glebova, Miss Universe 2005 photo gallery

May 31, 2005: Natalie Glebova is Miss Universe 2005. The reigning Miss Universe Candada, Miss Natalie hails from Toronto in Canada. The 23-year old model was was crowned Miss Universe 2005 at a dazzling event in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 31st. With this, the curtains come down on the Miss Universe carnival 2005.

Click here for full story and photos

The finalists are:
Miss Canada, Natalie Glebova
Miss Dominican Republic, Renata Sone
Miss Greece, Evangelia Aravani
Miss Indonesia, Artika Sari Devi
Miss Israel, Elena Ralph
Miss Latvia, Ieva Kokorevica
Miss Mexico, Laura Elizondo
Miss Norway, Helene Traasavik
Miss Peru, Debora Sulca
Miss Puerto Rico, Cynthia Olavarria
Miss South Africa, Claudia Henkel
Miss Switzerland, Fiona Hefti
Miss Trinidad and Tobago, Magdalene Walcott
Miss USA, Chelsea Cooley
Miss Venezuela, Monica Spear

The following is the list of Miss Universe Winners through the years

Miss Universe 1952 Armi Kuusela; Finland
Miss Universe 1953 Christiane Martel;France
Miss Universe 1954 Miriam Stevenson;USA
Miss Universe 1955 Hellevi Rombin; Sweden
Miss Universe 1956 Carol Morris; USA
Miss Universe 1957 Gladys Zender;Peru
Miss Universe 1958 Luz Marina Zuluaga;Columbia
Miss Universe 1959 Akiko Kojima;Japan
Miss Universe 1960 Linda Bement;USA
Miss Universe 1961 Marlene Schmidt;Germany
Miss Universe 1962 Norma Nolan;Argentina
Miss Universe 1963 Idea Maria Vargas;Brazil
Miss Universe 1964 Corinna Tsopei;Greece
Miss Universe 1965 Apasra Hongsakula;Thailand
Miss Universe 1966 Margareta Arvidsson;Sweden
Miss Universe 1967 Sylvia Hitchcock; USA
Miss Universe 1968 Martha Vasconcellos;Brazil
Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz;Philippines
Miss Universe 1970 Marisol Malaret;Puerto Rico
Miss Universe 1971 Georgia Risk; Lebanon
Miss Universe 1972 Kerry Anne Wells;Australia
Miss Universe 1973 Margarita Moran; Philippines
Miss Universe 1974 Amparo Munoz;Spain
Miss Universe 1975 Anne Marie Puhtamo;Finland
Miss Universe 1976 Rina Messinger;Israel
Miss Universe 1977 Janelle Commissiong;Trinidad/Tobago
Miss Universe 1978 Margaret Gardiner;South Africa
Miss Universe 1979 Maritza Sayalero;Venezuela
Miss Universe 1980 Shawn Weatherly;USA
Miss Universe 1981 Irene Saez;Venezuela
Miss Universe 1982 Karen Baldwin;Canada
Miss Universe 1983 Lorraine Downes;New Zealand
Miss Universe 1984 Yvonne Ryding;Sweden
Miss Universe 1985 Deborah Carthy-Deu;Puerto Rico
Miss Universe 1986 Barbara Palacios Teyde;Venezuela
Miss Universe 1987 Cecilia Bolocco;Chile
Miss Universe 1988 Porntip Nakhirunkanok;Thailand
Miss Universe 1989 Angela Visser;Holland
Miss Universe 1990 Mona Grudt; Norway
Miss Universe 1991 Lupita Jones;Mexico
Miss Universe 1992 Michelle McLean;Namibia
Miss Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres ;Puerto Rico
Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen;India
Miss Universe 1995 Chelsi Smith ;USA
Miss Universe 1996 Alicia Machado;Venezuela
Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee;USA
Miss Universe 1998 Wendy Fitzwilliam;Trinidad-Tobago
Miss Universe 1999 Mpule Kwelagobe;Botswana
Miss Universe 2000 Lara Dutta;India


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