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GPT Infinity Review – Scam or Real?

Today we’ll be looking at the GPT website GPT Infinity. If you’re new to GPT sites and don’t know much about them, you can see my post about GPT sites in general here. If you do know some basic knowledge about GPT sites, this thorough examination of GPT Infinity will help you decide whether GPT sites found on the internet are scams or not.

Well, let’s get started!

GPT Infinity – First Impressions

Let’s start by looking at GPT Infinity’s home page here.

WOW! It looks really pretty and eye-catching, right? I’d give a nice rating to the site design of GPT Infinity, as its color scheme, font, and page layout all are pleasing to the eye. But pretty isn’t everything, right? Let’s explore a little deeper.

GPT Infinity’s homepage text reads:

Who We Are
GPT Infinity is a reputable high caliber “GPT” service for those serious about making money online. At GPT Infinity, you Get Paid To (GPT) sign up for free websites, fill out surveys, subscribe to newsletters, and much much more.”

The description is a slightly inaccurate, as GPT services aren’t for those “serious about making money online”. Also, we don’t know whether GPT Infinity is reputable or not.

If you’ve read my previous post on GPT sites in general, I listed 3 main factors to determine if a GPT site is legit or not: support, forum, and community. Let’s examine these 3 aspects to see whether GPT Infinity is a scam or not.

Support

On GPT Infinity’s home page, you can see the “Live Support” dialogue, which currently says “offline”. Well, check an hour later, a day later, or maybe a week later, and you’ll see that support is still offline. My point? Live support is nonexistent for GPT Infinity.

Why is support so important? When you are earning money on GPT sites, the website holds the money for you and is in charge of paying you. So if there is no way to contact the webmaster or owner, how can you be sure that the website will pay you? Thus support is needed to know that there is actually a person owning the website who will respond to you. Trust me, 99% of all GPT scam sites DO NOT possess a form of support.

Since there is absolutely no form of support on GPT Infinity, we can reasonably argue that GPT Infinity is not a very trustworthy website. But let’s keep examining.

Forum

A forum is one of the most important elements in a GPT site. Forums are what help users like you determine that people actually use the GPT site. From the home page of GPT Infinity, there is no link to a forum of any kind. Kind of suspicious, eh? Well, click on one of the links on the navigation bar, for example “FAQ”. Look at the navigation bar. Suddenly a “Forum” link pops up! So there’s no link to the forum from GPT Infinity’s home page, but there is on the “FAQ” page. In my opinion, if GPT Infinity doesn’t want people to see the “Forum” link on its home page, the site probably doesn’t even have a forum. Let’s test it out; click on the “Forum” link (also accessible through here). This is what I get:

GPT Infinity

A beautiful blank screen. This is NOT what you want a GPT forum to look like. So now we can conclude GPT Infinity does not have a forum, further decreasing its site integrity.

Community

Usually, an honest GPT site will have a community where members can talk to one another. This is most often accomplished by placing a shout box (a community chat box) on the home page, where members can type questions and comments about the website. Obviously, GPT Infinity does not have one of these; users have no method of interacting with others. The absence of a community is the final deciding factor of whether GPT Infinity is a scam site or not.

GPT Infinity: Scam or Real?

As my analysis shows, GPT Infinity is NOT the kind of GPT site you want to be dedicating hours of your life on. The absence of support, a forum, and a community overwhelmingly places GPT Infinity into the “scam” category of GPT sites.

My advice: STAY AWAY from GPT Infinity or you will be spending a lot of time gaining absolutely nothing.

Conclusion

Hopefully you can see how I determined that GPT Infinity was a scam site using my 3 methods. When you are searching online for GPT sites, keep my advice and be wise in choosing which ones you will be loyal to.

That’s all for this post! Look for more reviews of GPT sites on Big Bux Blog by subscribing here!

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How to Make Money with WordPress

WordPress is probably the number one free blogging platform in today’s society. Thus thousands of bloggers around the world use WordPress to power their blogs (including me). But how can WordPress, a FREE blogging platform, earn you some significant income? Here is a step-by-step guide showing how to make money with WordPress.

1.) Select a Niche

The absolute MOST IMPORTANT element of a website/blog is the niche. Choose a specific and unique niche you feel comfortable writing about. For example, if you’re really good at web design, write about a specific part of web design such as coding. Make sure that your niche isn’t vague, because then search engines like Google and Yahoo! will NEVER find your website/blog.

Once you’ve chosen your niche, brainstorm some articles you can write. This will help in the long run; trust me, you don’t want to start a blog and half a year down the road you have a sever brain fart and can’t write any more articles. Make sure your niche is specific but broad enough so you can write at least 2,000 articles on it!

2.) Create Your WordPress Blog

You need to create a WordPress blog. WordPress is a free blogging platform, but you will need a website first, and the website needs to be hosted one of two ways: Free Hosting or Paid Hosting.

Free Hosting

If you’re looking for a free hosting service to host WordPress, the best solution for you would probably be WordPress.com hosting. I recommend this option because it is 100% free and from WordPress itself! The WordPress platform automatically comes with the free web hosting service from WordPress.com (as the name suggests) and you won’t have to worry about all the complications of web hosting (name servers, updates, mysql databases, etc.)! Plus, setup is a breeze and you get to choose your own domain (has to be a subdomain of WordPress.com though). Trust me, free WordPress hosting doesn’t getting any better than WordPress.com!

Another option would be finding free web hosting services and installing WordPress manually. This is not recommended because it takes a lot of hassle finding a 100% free web hosting service with a good up-time and support for WordPress. I would definitely recommend WordPress.com hosting over free web hosting. However, if you choose this path, I’ve found a good website with a list of 100% free web hosting services: http://www.free-webhosts.com/webhosting-01.php

The last and worst (in my point of view) option for free WordPress hosting is self-hosting your website. This is the MOST complicated process as you have to port forward according to your router, install a self-hosting service such as WAMP, and get a free domain from No-Ip.org (subdomain of course). The worst part about it is that your website will have absolutely NO bandwith due to the fact that you yourself are hosting your website. I’m not even going to go in-depth with this; you can google how to self-host WordPress because I will not waste my time explaining my least recommended method of free web hosting.

Paid Hosting

Paid Hosting allows you to have complete control over your WordPress blog (you can write whatever you want; with WordPress.com hosting you have to abide by their terms of service). Bloggers often use this to their advantage, as creating beautiful-looking templates and site design is a breeze with paid hosting. First, you’ll need to find a good web hosting service. I recommend HostGator because (in my humble opinion) they are cheap yet offer the best support and compatibility for WordPress. With HostGator, simply sign up (you get a free domain with any plan) and in your control panel you can 1-click install WordPress! Once you’ve installed WordPress, you’ll be good to go!

HostGator is definitely not the only option for WordPress hosting. Other top-notch web hosting services can be found here: http://webhostinggeeks.com/

3.) Get a Theme, Configure WordPress Widgets, and Start Writing Stuff!

Once you’ve set up WordPress, I recommend selecting a theme. A very good website to find free WordPress themes is http://www.bestwpthemes.com/. They have a large variety of themes, and you can decide on which one suits your blog the best.

The second step after installing WordPress is installing widgets. Widgets are special components of your WordPress blog that each have a specific function. You can find the most important widgets you need to install here: http://sadhas.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/best-wordpress-plugin/

In my opinion, SEO, Backup, Cache, and anti-Spam are the widgets you absolutely need. Other fancy widgets are up to your discretion.

After installing the widgets (you can decide which ones you need and which ones you don’t), get ready to write! Remember step one? Hopefully you can already spit out a couple of blog posts from your brainstorming!

4.) Receive Traffic

As a webmaster, I really can’t emphasize the importance of traffic. You may have the BEST article on the planet, but if your blog’s only loyal visitor is your mom, the world won’t be able to see your beautiful writing. That’s why traffic is essential to your blog’s survival.

To start out, I immediately recommend you use this submission service to start getting “known”: http://www.submitexpress.com/free-submission.html. As a little precaution, I urge you to not focus on submitting your site to too many search engines, because most of the time search engines should find your website automatically.

Generating some beginning traffic is pretty easy, given that you have friends and family. Use FaceBook, Twitter, and whatever other methods to let everyone know about your website. Assuming that you know more than 50 people in the world, this should be pretty easy and you should begin to have some steady traffic. Not much, but steady.

Now it’s time to go public. One of the most effective ways to get traffic is to submit your website to the top directories such as DMoz (Google). However, since you’re just starting out, I don’t recommend this because DMoz literally accepts less than 1% of all submissions, and your site will probably be the 99% that gets denied. Submit your website to lesser known but trusted directories that guarantee indexing. An excellent list of free, no-reciprocal directories can be found here: http://info.vilesilencer.com/top

Once you’ve submitted your website to at least 10 directories, let’s move on to some more ways to earn traffic. Traffic-exchange sites are good as longs as they are MANUAL. NEVER join an auto-surf exchange site, as the traffic has no value since everything is automated. A very good list of manual traffic-exchange sites can be found here: http://www.trafficexchangelist.com/.

Yet another free and effective method to get traffic is through free classified ads. Just google “free classifieds” and you’ll find a load of websites that allow you to post advertisements for free. This is effective as it is not time-consuming, and thousands of top-ranked sites will be displaying your ads for absolutely no fee!

There are millions of other ways to get traffic to your blog. In fact, I’m adding a separate category in my blog (Big Bux Blog) dedicated to educate people on how to drive traffic to their website or blog. For now, we’ll move on to why you’ve been reading this article: making money.

5.) Monetize Your WordPress Blog

So far, you should have a blog that:

  • has a unique niche
  • has at least 10+ articles/posts
  • is hosted by a trusted web hosting service
  • has the WordPress blogging platform (duh!)
  • has decent traffic (500+ visitors a day)
  • can be found on search engines such as Google

Now it’s time to reap your rewards for your painstakingly hard work! It’s time to make some money $$$!

The most effective and easiest way to earn a steady income is through advertising. There are many paths you can take. The most famous advertising service is probably Google Adsense. However, they pay ONLY by check, and that may be inconvenient if you wish to be paid by other means such as PayPal. That’s why there are loads of Adsense alternatives!

Clicksor

Clicksor is probably the main competition to Adsense. You can be paid in a variety of different ways, which makes Clicksor much more convenient than Adsense. Clicksor offers pretty much every type of advertising you’ll ever need for your blog; it’s an all-in-one solution for monetizing your blog.

One major problem with Clicksor and other all-in-one advertising solutions is that the advertising is HORRIBLE for blogs. In fact, some blogs lose traffic due to advertisements filling up more than 60% of your blog and annoying the hell out of the visitors. You can either take the risk of losing some traffic and making your website ugly, OR you can use an alternative monetizing method: In-Text advertising.

InfoLinks

InfoLinks is hands-down THE BEST in-text advertising. In-text advertising is effective because of its limited disturbance in your blog; it chooses random key words in your blog and highlights them, allowing visitors to click them, in turn generating income for the webmaster (in this case YOU). How can in-text advertising services afford to offer this type of advertising? Advertisers pay sites like InfoLinks to promote their products/services. InfoLinks hands that responsibility to webmasters like you and me, and we get paid in return for helping InfoLinks earn money. I hope I haven’t confused you. In the simplest terms, you get paid for showing links on your blog!

Now, how do we integrate such a great service into our blog? InfoLinks has generously created a WordPress widget that you can simply install into your site. You can find instructions here: http://www.infolinks.com/signin/resources-plugin.html?pluginID=1

Follow the simple 1-minute integration guide and you should have in-text advertisements integrated into your blog in no time!

InfoLinks has a relatively high payout per click (PPC); on average, each click is $0.10. Let’s say you have 500 visitors per day, and 10% (50 people) each click one in-text advertisement per day. That gives you $5.00 a day, which translates to over $1,500 a year doing absolutely nothing! And that is only a mere 10% of your daily visitors! You could be earning some serious income with InfoLinks.

Regarding payment methods, InfoLinks pays by either PayPal or Check. Pretty convenient for me.

Other Monetizing Methods

There are hundreds of ways to monetize your blog, and InfoLinks is just one of them. Another 100% free method is affiliate marketing. I’m not going to go in-depth for this because I’ll also create a separate category dedicated to affiliate marketing in my blog. Basically, major companies such as Microsoft pay you when you help them make a sale. Every time you refer a friend to Microsoft’s website and they make a purchase (i.e. Windows 7), you earn a certain percentage of the total sales (usually this is around 10-15%) from Microsoft. Considering the amount of traffic you already have, this can be a huge money maker. Try this method out, as it is 100% free too!

Many money-making solutions now offer WordPress widgets too, and you can monetize your blog to whatever extent you please. Just keep in mind that you don’t want more than 20% of your blog to be advertisements =P

6.) Have Fun Earning Some Free Money with your WordPress Blog!

Once you have accomplished all or most of the above, you have succeeded in creating a monetized WordPress blog earning you around $2000-3000 a year. Remember that more writing = more visitors = more traffic = more ad-clicking machines = more $$$$$$$$!

A very important note is that a monetized blog should not be your main source of income. However, making $2000+ a year is extremely good considering the fact that your visitors do all the work!

CONCLUSION

I hope that you’ve enjoyed this article and can apply some of my methods to start earning some significant money online with your WordPress blog! Don’t forget to subscribe, and, as always, COME BACK FOR MORE!

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About GPT Sites – What are they?

If you’ve ever searched “how to make money online” on Google, I’m sure you’ve visited those GPT sites. Well, what are they exactly?

GPT stands for Get-Paid-To. Get-Paid-To sites claim to pay you to complete some sort of tasks, such as reading email or completing offers. Well, the huge question that everyone asks is: ARE GPT SITES LEGIT?

It depends. Let’s compare these two websites:

http://www.gptinfinity.com/

http://www.squishycash.com/

First let’s take a look at GPTInfinity’s website. Click on the link above.

WOW! The home page looks pretty, doesn’t it? Don’t let that trick you, though. Let’s look at the first clue if GPTInfinity is a scam site or not.

From the home page, you can see that “Live Support” is offline. Well, check a few hours later and you will still see that it is still offline. Trust me (and I have checked), there is not a single minute where “Live Support” is actually online. A huge factor when discerning which GPT sites are scams and which ones aren’t is support. If support is ALWAYS offline, you can be sure that your questions are never going to be answered. If no live support is offered (on many legit sites there is actually no live support), send an email to the site owner and simply wait. If that response email comes (make sure it is not auto-generated), the site is probably siding towards legit. If the owner never responds, just don’t bother with that GPT program anymore.

As for SquishyCash, there is no live support offered, but there is a detailed FAQ and a “ticket” system. The ticket system works like email; you send the owner of SquishyCash a question, and they will respond within 24 hours. Try it; they actually respond!

Now, the next thing to check for is a forum. All GPT sites, legit or scam, should have a forum. For GPTInfinity, there is no forum link on the homepage. However, when you click on any of GPTInfinity’s links (for example click the FAQ link) to go to another page, suddenly a forum link appears on the site’s navigation bar. Well, click the forum link. You can see their forum: http://www.gptinfinity.com/forum/

Yep, as you can see, they have a non-existent forum. But they tried hard to trick you into thinking that they did by provided a link to it. So when you are scam-checking a GPT site that has a forum link, be sure to actually check to see if the forum actually exists or not. Take a look at SquishyCash’s forum: http://squishycash.com/forum. As you can see, there is an existing forum that users have posted in.

The third major factor in the scam-or-legit debate is a community. GPTInfinity offers NO METHOD of communicating with other members of the site; no two people can connect with each other. On the other hand, once you sign up and become a member on SquishyCash, you can see a “shoutbox” where users can type messages and interact with each other. Only legitimate GPT sites offer this kind of service.

Now we can obviously conclude that GPTInfinity is a scam site, and SquishyCash is most likely not.

The three big factors mentioned above are the major deciders in the hunt for scam and legit GPT sites. But there are other indicators too.

Common signs of a SCAM site:

  • no existing form of support
  • no forum
  • no interaction between members
  • poor site layout (missing links, page not found, etc.)
  • claims for “getting rich overnight”
  • asks for personal financial information (if you see this from a site, close that site and NEVER go back to it)
  • no proof of payment (or fake proof, discussed later)

Common signs of a LEGIT site:

  • reasonable support
  • good forum (numerous posts per day)
  • interaction between members (shoutbox, games, etc.)
  • NEVER asks for financial info
  • real proof of payment

Of course, I haven’t listed every single thing, but you get the idea how to tell a scam site from a legit one.

Now, a HUGE topic with a lot of controversy is payment proof. First, let’s start with the obvious: scam sites will either never pay you or only pay people sporadically, but legit sites will pay you in full. But you don’t want to spend hours of time doing surveys to only find that you won’t get paid, do you? So how can we tell before-hand whether or not a GPT site will pay?

A scam site will either provide no proof of payment at all or give you a fake proof of payment. For example, check out the scam Bux.to’s proof of payment page: http://bux.to/proof_of_payments.php. What do you notice? THEY ALL LOOK THE SAME. Bux.to could’ve just decided to make multiple accounts and pay them. But none of those accounts that got paid could actually be proven to be linked to an account created by a user.

A legit site will provide proof of payment via a forum or a user-posted page. Let’s take a look at SquishyCash’s proof of payment page: http://squishycash.com/forumpaymentproofs. As you can see, ALL the proofs of payment are posted by the users themselves! That is the true sign of a legit site.

We’ve seen how we can tell between scam and legit GPT sites. But don’t let yourself do all the dirty work and fall into some traps; let the professionals do it. Here I’ve gathered a list of the top 3 GPT review sites that I use. They take their precious time figuring out which sites are scam and which are legit so you don’t have to.

GPT Review Sites:

http://gptreview.net/

http://www.mrgpt.com/

http://www.p2assessments.com/

And of course, I will be doing my own in-depth GPT reviews right here on Big Bux Blog!

Well, that’s it for GPT sites in general. So long, and I wish you great success at earning money online with Big Bux Blog!

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Website Launched!

Today I have launched the site bigbuxblog.com! This blog will be devoted to helping people of all ages make some extra income online. Whether you are a teenager with way too much time on your hands, or an adult wanting to make some extra income online, this blog is for you!

If your dream is to make millions of dollars overnight, I’m sorry to crush that dream because it WILL NOT happen. But on the other hand, following the tips described in my blog will allow you to earn some pretty significant cash online.

Regarding ideas, I am very open to new ideas, so please, if you think you have a genius method of making money to share with me, don’t hesitate to contact me using this form here.

Well, that’s it for this post! I hope you’ll like this blog, and please, KEEP COMING BACK FOR MORE!

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