January 23, 2009

New Ad Widget: YouData

If you look over to the right sidebar, you'll notice I've added a YouData ad widget. (If you're reading me in your reader, click on through to the site to see what all the hullabaloo is about; thanks!)

I am SO excited to be partnering with YouData to bring you quality advertising that actually pays YOU the reader!

That's right! You heard me correctly - YOU get paid to view the ads at YouData.

The idea is simple: advertisers want to get their ads seen by the right audience. You create a MeFile at YouData that allows YouData to customize the ads you'll view based on your data. You view ads and get paid each week in your PayPal account. How sweet is THAT?!

Setting up a MeFile is easy; it took me only a few minutes to set up my own MeFile. Last week, after clicking through a handful of ads which took me only a few minutes, I earned $6.36 paid directly to my PayPal account. Easy money!

How does having a YouData ad widget help me as a blogger? Well, one of my goals with this new version of The New Frugal Mom is to earn some income through my blog. But the LAST thing I want to do is alienate you, my fine frugal readers, with sidebars cluttered with links, ads, and affiliates that aren't relevant to my content. Nor do I want to sell my blogging efforts by writing Paid Posts -- I like saying what I mean and meaning what I say without having to write to someone else's specifications.

YouData respects both you as a reader (dudes, they PAY you to view their ads!) and me as a blogger (I earn a few pennies each time you view ads from my widget). Talk about a WIN-WIN situation!

I should also tell you that after you view your ads in my YouData ad widget that you'll see a little slider that says "Keep/Give" at the top. This is essentially a tip jar; if you want to share a few pennies with me as an act of kindness and to support this blog, you can move the slider to select what percentage you'd like to keep/give. This is strictly voluntary. I deeply appreciate your readership; any extra pennies you toss my way will be greatly appreciated as well.

For more information about the philosophy behind YouData, read this page at their site.

And if you have any questions for me, don't hesitate to ask in the comments section or simply drop me an email. Sharing valuable information is what makes blogging work!

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  1. Thanks so much for the info on YouData. I signed up today. I hope they have more ads to view?? I've clicked on on the ones for today, will there be more tomorrow or Monday?

    Either way, it's an easy way to earn a little bit of passive income. Especially since it goes into Paypal, nice for ebay purchases. :)

  2. motherhen68: I'm glad you found the info useful!

    I've found it's a good idea to check your YouData account daily to see if there's new ads.

    They pay weekly to your PayPal account, so you should receive your payment for current ads viewed next Friday.

    It's so easy to use -- you can't beat point-click-earn! And every little bit helps!

    Thanks for reading and commenting!

  3. Thanks so much for posting this! I'll definitely donate a few pennies! It's for a good cause :)

  4. Scooter: Thank you -- for reading and commenting and for the donation!


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