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So how do you start earning money for your blogs?

You have to be appointed an author. If you blog well enough and often enough, the Administrator of myDigitalLife.co.za will promote you to authorship status. If you believe you are a solid candidate, you can email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and request you be considered. You can also suggest other bloggers you believe should be considered.

I'm an Author, now what?

Congratulations! You are well on your way to becoming a famous blogger. You clearly have the talent, the skill and the dedication required for us to feel you're a good investment. To prove us right, and retain your authorship, this is what's required of you:

  • You are required to blog twice a week to keep your status. The more often you blog, the more money you earn so it really is win-win. If for some reason you will be unable to fulfil this requirement (because you're going on holiday for example, or have exams to concentrate on) then you can email us to make an arrangment.
  • You need to post original content. Everything quoted from other sites must be credited as such and may not make up the majority of your post. Search companies like Google and Alexa see copied text as plagiarised and penalise us on our ranking. A lower ranking means lower hits for you too. And lower hits means lower money, so it's really in your best interest to keep your content original.
  • Author blogs should be at least 250 words in length.
  • Update your profile page with your banking details

You may claim your money as soon as you have over R200. Payouts are done once a month (processed on the 25th).

Hits

Every time a different person clicks on a blog post of yours this is counted as a hit. We have an audit system in place that prevents hits from the same computer being counted more than once - however, we're not stopping you from spreading your genius around the world for others to read. Maximum payment for an article is R10 000 (100 000 hits).

Blogs are weighed according to their category.

Digital Blogs – 1 hit = 20c
Opinion Blogs – 1 hit = 10c
Lifestyle Blogs– 1 hit = 0c

NOTE: Authors currently get 10c/hit across the board.  The amounts above will be implemented on the 4th of March, 2010.

BONUS: Click-a-Lot Day
  • Once a month My Digitial Life has a "Click-a-Lot" day. Authors earn triple their money for all hits generated on this day. ie 30c/hit instead of the usual 20c or 10c/hit.
  • You will not see the amount immediately, it will reflect the next day.
Categorisation of blogs

Digital blogs are about technology, but they can also be tied to your life. For example:

This weekend I installed Windows 7 and I must say that it appears to be a bit of a seductress. It looks sexy and invites you in but when you get down to it... well.. this is what I found...

Please note that while digital blogs can be opinionated, they must be informative too and offer some value to the reader. Some ideas might be tutorials, reviews and news about interesting technology. What we do not consider digital blogs are: questions about technology (with no answers), advertising, or generic complaints (ie "my mouse just stopped working"). With a bit of effort though, such blogs can be turned into informative, valuable pieces that are a pleasure to read.

Opinion blogs offer comment on what's happening in the world. You can use them to voice your opinion on current issues, stir up discussion or even analyse the news. For example:

I know that it's great we're helping Haiti and all, and I don't want to sound selfish, but shouldn't we be looking out for our own country first? We have so many poor and destitute right here and...

Lifestyle blogs are more like a diaries. You can write about anything to do with your life, from bird-watching to your wife's pregnancy. Use this as a space where your readers can get to know about you. For example:

Why do I always suffer from buyers' remorse? I don't understand it. No matter how great the thing I buy, for days afterwards I always find stuff I should have rather spent my money on. Today I bought...

Please note that the myDL team has editorial discretion and maintains the right to move blogs into the categories we believe they belong in.
Comments (14)Add Comment
Flycatchr
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written by Flycatchr, March 03, 2010
that looks good TS, just wondering - the lifestyle blogs get ZERO cents?
and are you going to put a section for news blogs?
The Source
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written by The Source, March 17, 2010
We have created an OPINION section, you can basically give your opinion on news and argue the facts in this section.

Current news is not really our business model.
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written by Andrea girling, July 02, 2010
I am a part of a Steering Committee to start a new portal or site called Positive Movement Africa where we only submit positive stories, have positive forums and You Tube videos etc.

Visit Positive Movement on Facebook and post your comments or stories.

Regards

Andrea Girling
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written by Andrea girling, July 02, 2010
Would you like to receive a Daily Inspirational and Motivational Quote?

Visit www.lifebuild.com to subscribe to receive a Daily Inspirational Quote from Monday - Friday. If you sign up as a Member you can download free e-books.

Regards
Andrea
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written by Andrea girling, July 02, 2010
Hi Everyone

Did you know that we are all interconnected and One in Spirit.

Check out Disapperance of the Universe by Gary Renard and A Course In Miracles from the Foundation for Inner Peace

Let me know if you want to start a A Course In Miracles Group Africa on Facebook.

Regards
Andrea

Regards
Andrea
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written by Andrea girling, July 02, 2010
Did you know that Power Breathing Super Oxygenates your body and gives you extra energy to carry out your daily duties?

Regards
Andrea
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written by Andrea girling, July 02, 2010
Buying things won't fill the void within. The only thing that will satisfy the soul is love, peace and gratitude. You need to do meditation as a daily practice to connect with your Higher Self, God or Spirit or Soul.

Regards
Andrea
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written by Andrea girling, July 02, 2010
If you’ve heard about meditation and all it’s amazing benefits before - calmness, inner peace, better health, increased concentration and productivity, joy and even bliss - and always wanted to start meditating to enjoy these benefits, visit www.blissout.co.za to find out more about it.

Regards
Andrea
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written by Andrea girling, July 02, 2010
Love

This is our true nature and state. Everyone has a hungry heart and is attracted to Unconditional Love. The only thing that will assist you to find this Love within is through some form of daily spiritual practice, i.e. Meditation, Praying etc

Doing what you Love to do.

Serving Others

Regards
Andrea
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written by Andrea girling, July 02, 2010
“Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”

- Henry Jackson van Dyke (1852 – 1933), American author, educator and clergyman
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written by Andrea girling, July 02, 2010
Meaning

The only thing that fulfill us is when we are doing something meaningful i.e. having a fulfilling job, caring for those we love, serving other people i.e. assisting the sick, ederly or poor or fulfilling or passion, purpose and destiny in life.

Regards
Andrea
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written by Andrea girling, July 02, 2010
Using the Internet for Marketing is Great!

There are so many sites to choose from.

Regards
Andrea
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written by Andrea girling, July 02, 2010
Freewares Available

These days some people can't afford to purchase Software products.

Having freewares that you can download and use are great and highly beneficial.

Regards

Andrea
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written by Andrea girling, July 02, 2010
Illusion, Maya and Chaos

The Ancient Vedantic Scripts speak of this.

I highly recommend you watch The Matrix as the movie is based on the Vedanta.

I also recommend you read The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, Disappearance of the Universe by Gary Renard and A Course In Miracles - The Foundation of Inner Peace.

These books explain about the Illusion that we live in and how to relinquish and undo the Ego.

Regards
Andrea

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