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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Top 30 Stock Market Tools & Resources

With bulls once again controlling the stock market Wall-Street-Crash, interest in stock trading Bear-Stearns-Troubles is on the upswing again. Here are 30+ sites to help you learn some things about trading and then trying your own hand at it.

Brokers – An online broker that starts you off with 100 commission free trades. – A popular online trading house with 320 local branches, low minimum account opening balance of $500. – A top rated online trading firm as noted by Barrons and SmartMoney.

OptionsXpress – online options and stock broker, highly rated by Kiplinger’s.

Vanguard – one of the biggest boys in the business has its own online brokerage service, too.

Communities – A news aggregator and community for financial information. – A community that lets you trade information with others via blogs and discussion. – Show off your trading skills, track others, even earn fees from allowing people to follow your trades after you’ve proven yourself. – A social network for investors with analysis and blogs. – Use charts, news, and information to help make predictions in this community. – A social community for investors to trade tips and track performance. – Track your portfolio, get investing ideas and discuss them with others. – A social network for people looking to learn about stocks, share tips, and make friends. – A social network for investors to share information and try to form more well thought out investing strategies. – A virtual stock market site for you test your strategies and compare them with others.

Miscellaneous – Helps you with your financial news by putting it all in one easy place. – A start page for anyone interested in stocks. – Compete with friends and complete strangers to see who the real Wall Street Wall-Street-Layoffs Idol is.

Portfolio Managers – Manage your portfolio online and share it with friends. – Track and evaluate your investments to improve your performance. – Enter your portfolio and get suggestions of where else you can look for more investments.

Tools – Watch the portfolios and real-time trades of top investors, friends, family, and learn from them. – Offers analysis on stocks, day trading, investing, stock charts and more – Offers lots of tools to help you maximize your portfolio. – Using an architecture similar to the [email protected] program, GStock leverages the unused computing power out there in the world to project stocks for up to 10 years. – Offers courses in trading and investing. – A site that attempts to find the best investors in the world and let you track what they do so you can follow along and learn. – A centralized site for charting, portfolios, risk assessment and more. – A source for all your financial news and is fully customizable. – Get advice from one of the largest financial service providers in the country. – Brings together investment advice from blogs, money managers, and investment newsletters. – Search over 18,000 small cap and micro cap stocks. – See which companies release the most press releases in a tag cloud like setting.

Tipping Monkey – Learn how to do trades and play the stock market while only risking virtual money. (via)

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Top 30 News Related Sites

Everyone knows about the big news sources such as Google, Yahoo, BBC, and so on, but there is a whole world of customizable news sites and news aggregators out there. We’ve gathered 30+ sites to help you wade through the enormous amount of information that comes your way on the Internet.

Customizable News – Allows you to choose the news feeds you want to read, and dump the ones you don’t want. – Pick the news or sources you prefer, read them on their site, have them emailed or even sent directly to your printer. – A personal news aggregator that attempts, with the use of filters, to help you narrow down the most important news items. – Aggregate news from the countries and categories you choose, throw in personal blogs and major news sources as you like. – Allows you to choose the news sources you want to read and brings them together for you. – A news aggregator that lets you create an unlimited number tabs for each subject, then also share news you find of interest.

General – A site that graphically illustrates how stories across the world relate to each other, and makes it easy for you to follow along. – News taken from RSS feeds, blogs and more on the biggest headlines and headliners. Latest news is done as text, overall news categories done by simply clicking on pictures. – Brings together news from over 25,000 sources and adds in commentary from experts in various fields. – A news site that brings you different perspectives on the same story from around the world, and helps you follow along as it progresses. – Gathers news from news sites, blogs, videos and more to bring you news covered from every conceivable angle. – Gathers information from around the net and ranks the importance of the story based on your location. – This site monitors users interaction with a story and uses standards set by economists to predict its popularity and rank its “newsiness” score. – News feeds separated by category, you can also see big news in tiny pics so you can visually choose your story. – Uses a mixture of automated algorithms and human editing to bring together the best news from a large selection of sources. – A mixture of a news aggregator and RSS reader that will email you headlines you want, and let you search multiple news sources. – A search engine specializing in alternative news sources. – An Australian CNBC-Erin-Burnett site that attempts to digest news for you in your industry, category, area and so on. This is all in an attempt to cut down on the amount of time you have to spend reading. – Aggregates news from traditional sources and blogs, allows you to build a personalized page, and even post results to your blog.

News Opinions – Using a mixture of technology and humans to find hot stories, users make stories popular by clicking through to them. Offers widgets for your blog to help you get noticed. – Submit a story and let others vote on how fair and unbiased it is. – Share news from around the world, express your opinion and let others tell you why your opinion may be in the wrong. – Enter any term and quickly see what opinions are like on that subject across the web.

User Created News Sites – A “newspaper” written by its readers from their local perspective. The higher rated the story, the better placement it gets in the paper. – A citizen based news site using a wiki-based system for organization. – A site for professional and citizen journalists to both cover the news and debate it. – Write stories about the news that matters to you, build credibility when other users vote on your stories. – A citizen journalist site that was named one of Time magazine’s Top 50 Websites of 2007. – Works strictly with images from eyewitnesses. – Users generate the news and vote on what’s worthy of your attention. – A site that allows anyone to contribute to a developing story while being guided by editors. (via)

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Top 30 Sites To Help Inspire Your Designs

Sometimes you simply can’t come up with a concept for a new site, and staring at the empty screen for hours doesn’t help you one bit. What follows is a collection of 30+ sites that will provide hundreds of ideas to help inspire you. – A collection of several hundred sites with impressive CSS designs. – A large collection of stylish pages for you to browse and get inspired. – A site that lets users put color sets together and inspire other designers to use them. – Over 1,500 CSS based sites, dived bcategories or tags. – Features news and announcements as well as monthly site galleries dating back to May 2004. – Over 1,700 sites for you to rate and comment on. Narrow your browsing by color. – Over 3,000 sites, all built with CSS, to inspire you. – Samples are tagged by colors, number of columns and so on. Rate them and look up the top rated. – Over 600 site samples for you browse and see if anything inspires you. – A collection of over 2,000 design samples for you to look through and see if anything strikes your fancy. – A site dedicated to liquid and elastic CSS designs. – A site to submit your latest CSS designs and allow others to vote on them a’la Digg style. Take a look around and see if something inspires you. – Over 1,100 sites have been submitted, vote on the one’s you like best, or just browse them all. – Collecting sites that represent the best of the web since November of 2003. – A site demonstrating what you can do with CSS just by changing the style sheet, but none of the coding. – A fairly new site with only about 70+ sites in their archive so far, but also has articles, tutorials and more. – A Digg-style site for designers to vote on stories, share logos and see what others think, or get your own ideas. – A gallery of sites tagged by colors, design, style of site; it also features solutions to common design problems. – Over 700 sites in their gallery that you can look up by color, layout, type of site, or simply browse. – Over 500 designs that you can browse, comment on, and vote for. – A site focusing strictly on darker designs with light text. – A gallery of logos that is sure to inspire any designer. – A place to share your logos, enter contests and, well, get inspired. – An aggregator for multiple design inspiration sites. – A collection of over 2,000+ open source web designs. Download for use, or find inspiration in so many designs. – Over 9,400 samples for you to browse, vote, and comment on. – Tons of sites added to the gallery, tagged by their features such as dark, texture, and more. – Favorite Website Awards site with fave sites of the day, week, month, an people’s choice. – A collection of over 2,300 sites, tagged by colors to easily find the color schemes you’re looking for. – Over 1,200 WordPress themes to browse through; search by number of columns, color, or theme. (via)

Friday, February 3, 2006

Top 80 File Hosting and Sharing Sites

From sending one document to backing up an entire business, data storage is the key to everything nowadays. Due to popular demand, we’ve put together a list of more than 80 of the leading file hosting services, many of which are completely free.

Online Backup – Unlimited storage and automated backup for $4.99 a month. – Prices as low as $1.95 for 2GB of automated backup. – Automatically backs up your blog for you with up to 50MB of storage. – Backup your entire hard drive automatically, no free version. – Automated backup plans as low as a one-time $20 fee, unlimited space. – Automated, managed off-site remote backups, focusing on businesses. – Backup your files, store them securely, export them back to your computer in a crash. Share with co-workers for collaborative work. – 1GB of free storage, automated backups; up to 1TB in subscription form. – 1GB of space for free, up to 10GB of backup for as low as $4.95 a month.

gDisk – Turn your Gmail account in to an online storage space for free. – All paid plans, as low as $5.99 a year for 50MB, sync between multiple computers.

IBackup – Anywhere from 5GB to 300GB of storage, no free services.

iOmega iStorage – Automated backups for personal or business users, file sharing available. – Focusing on professional backup solutions from small business up to government agencies. – Unlimited storage of your music collection. – Automated online backup of your selected files with versioning. – Unlimited free storage of your music collection, streaming play of the songs from anywhere. – Store up to 5GB of files, use as backup or share. – Backup anywhere from 1GB for free, use as backup you can access from anywhere, or use as a file host to use on other sites. – 6GB of storage for your files, automated backup, ability to share with family and friends. – Automated backup of your essential files. – Online backup of digital media, free up to 1GB, subscriptions for more. Stream your stored music for listening anywhere, share files with friends. – Minimum of a 5GB subscription package, files are shareable with other registered users. – Backup your documents for free. Choose to publish some or all of your files, get paid for them. – Online backup that allows you to snyc with other devices and share links to your files. – Secure off-site data backup, packages as small as 3GB up to 1TB. – Sync your hard drive with your online storage, restore, or share. Free up to 1GB.

Sending Services – Send large files to anyone on the net. – Send a file up to 500MB in size to multiple recipients. – Send files up to 500MB in size, up to 2GB for premium members. – Up to 1GB of free sending, more space with paid plans. – Send an unlimited number of files up to 500MB each in size. – Email files up to 250MB in size, subscriptions get you larger files and more storage. – Send up to 25 files at a time at 300MB per file. – Send a file up to 120MB to up to four email addresses. – Upload a file up to 100MB in size, share the link, set an expiration time. – Send files of various sizes, 7 day trial, subscription thereafter. – Upload a file up to 50MB in size, share it with friends. – Send up to a 100MB file to one recipient, up to 2GB to 5 recipients if you subscribe. – Store and deliver large files easily with a drag-and-drop interface. – Send a file, no limitations mentioned. – Send up to six large files at once for free, private branding available. – Send files up to 300MB in size, unlimited downloads. – Subscription only, size and bandwidth vary with plan. – Upload a file, share the link, no mention of limitations on size. – Email files up to 100MB in size for free, bigger limits by subscription. – Upload and send up to 1GB of files to multiple email addresses.

Storage/Sharing Services – Share a file or an entire folder for free, up to 1GB. More space available for annual subscription – Unlimited file storage, inactive files files deleted after 45 days for free members, never for premium members. – Free storage up to 100MB, more space available for a fee. – Free unlimited storage of audio files. – Up to 1GB of storage of files up to 10MB size each, more space for monthly or annual fee. – 10GB of storage of files up to 250MB in size each, 10GB of bandwidth.

DivShare – Upload a file, store it forever, embed it anywhere you want. Premium service allows you to brand your embeds. – Store up to 1GB for free, more available at a fee. – Upload files, make a profile, let friends browse and download your files, access your files from anywhere. – 1GB of storage, files up to 50MB each, hotlinking allowed of all file extensions. – Unlimited storage, you can choose to share your files or keep them private. – Store up to 500MB of files and share them with anyone. – Upload files up to 200MB in size, share them with others. – Unlimited hosting of pictures, audio or movie files, free use for blogs and auctions. – Free hosting of files up to 3MB in size, use anywhere. – Store up to 1.5GB, share files for up to 90 days. – Plans as low as $4.99 for 500MB of storage. – Upload your files, keep them private or opt to make them public so anyone can download them. – Upload without even registering, up to 2GB of space and no time limits if you do register. – Upload up to 10 files of up to 100MB each at a time, unlimited storage, link and share if you like. – Up to 25GB of free storage, 10MB per file, more space and size limits available by subscription. – Up to 50GB of free storage and sharing capabilities for free. – Up to 1GB of sharing storage. – Upload up to 5GB of files for free and share, can integrate with Facebook. – 1GB of media storage you can share and embed. – Free hosting and sharing of up to 10 files of 5MB each. – Up to 500MB per file, deleted after 30 days of inactivity. – Share an unlimited number of files up to 100MB in size, an unlimited number of times. – Unlimited image hosting for use with sites such as eBay and MySpace. – Store up to 100MB for free, more space available for a fee. – Upload and organize your files, share them with friends. – 20GB of storage with 50GB of bandwidth the first month for free. – Mail files up to 100MB for free, stay online for up to 7 days. More paid options. – Up to 1GB of storage, share with friends. – Up to 5GB of storage, access from anywhere, share with friends and family. – Share files up to 500MB in size, unlimited downloads. (via)

Thursday, February 2, 2006

Top 100 Make Money Online Tools and Resources

Making money online is a dream for many, but the simple fact is that it’s often just as tough as making money offline. Due to requests, we’ve put together a list of the most popular money making methods today, many of them focused on blogging and peer production.

A word of caution: for the sake of completeness, we’ve included a small number of sites that have been criticized for their ethics. If it sounds too good to be true, it generally is. Commenters are welcome to share their experiences of the various sites.

Get Paid To Write

Weblogs, Inc. – Apply to blog for one of their ninety plus blogs or submit your own topic idea. They will pay you per post that you write and you must meet their minimum post requirements.

PayPerPost – Get paid as much as $500 or more a month writing articles and reviews of their sponsors on your blog.

Blogsvertise – Their advertisers pay you to mention and talk about their websites, products and services in your own blog.

Review Me – After your blog has been accepted in their network, they will pay you $20 to $200 per post that you write.

Smorty – Earn $6 to $100 dollars per post you write on your blog. Amount paid for each post depends on the overall popularity and page rank of your blog.

SponsoredReviews – Write reviews for their advertisers’ products and services on your own blog. They charge a 35% transaction fee for their services.

LoudLaunch – Blog about the advertisers campaign releases that meet your interests. They pay once a month.

Blogitive – Get paid weekly via PayPal for posting stories that interest you.

BloggerWave – Select the advertiser opportunities that best suit your blog and write reviews on their products and services.

InBlogAds – Write about websites, products, services and companies on your blog and get paid for it.

BlogToProfit – Make $250 dollars or more by writing new posts on your blog.

WordFirm – Make money publishing books as a freelance writer from home.

451 Press – Write for a blog within their network and receive forty percent of all generated revenue.

Digital Journal – Network of bloggers that get paid to report on newsworthy articles through their blogs.

BlogBurner – Sign up for a free blog and get paid for writing new posts. Your commissions are generated through Adsense clicks.

Squidoo – Earn money by writing your new blog, or choose to donate your earnings to charity. – Become a paid guide writing articles for Compensation depends on the growth of your page views.

DayTipper – Earn $3 for every short tip you write and get published.

Helium – Earn a share of their advertising revenue by writing articles in their channels.

Dewitts Media – Get paid to write your own blog. This site requires you have a minimum page rank of 3 to sign up.

BOTW Media – Make money writing a blog for their blogging network.

CreamAid – Get paid to submit blog posts in their directory.

BlogFeast – Generate revenue from pre-installed Google Adsense ads when you blog in their network.

Mashable – Mashable hires freelancers and new staff, offering one of the largest platforms for tech bloggers.

Advertising Programs

Google Adsense – Most popular pay-per-click advertising provider. Make anywhere from $0.01 to $5.00 plus per click on site relevant ads.

Text-Link-Ads – Approve or deny the advertiser links that appear on your site. They pay you 50% of the sale price for each text link sold on your website.

BlogAds – The average blogger makes anywhere from $50 to $5000 dollars a month selling blog ads. To participate in this program you will need to get sponsored by someone in their network.

LinkWorth – Here you will find eleven different options to fit your advertising needs. Choose from text based advertisements, sponsored ads and paid blog reviews to name a few.

CrispAds – Access to over six thousand advertisers in their pay-per-click program. You choose the advertisers that suit you best.

Chitika – Offers six types of advertising to fit your needs.

AzoogleAds – Delivers targeted advertisers to their network of publishers to bring you the most profitable solutions.

Vibrant Media – Offers in-text contextual based advertisements.

MediaFed – Place advertisements in your blog’s RSS feed to generate additional revenue.

Qumana – Embeds ads directly into your posts. Ads are generated from keywords that you select. Not particularly popular with readers.

PeakClick – Austria based pay-per-click provider. Provides automatic insertion of site targeted ads.

DoubleClick – Offers a full suite of products for publishers that enable you to forecast, sell inventory, serve ads and analyze campaigns online and through other digital channels.

Tribal Fusion – They offer reliable payments, free ad-serving technology, a dedicated account manager and up-to-date, real-time reporting, with a 55% payout. Must go through an approval process.

AdBrite – Approve or reject any ads purchased for your sites. Also gives you the ability to sell ads direct with “Your Ad Here” links.

ThankYouPages – Shows ads based on demographics and relevancy. Majority of traffic must originate from U.S.

Clicksor – Inline text link advertising, underlines words directly in your posts making them clickable advertisements. Once more, we’d say that inline ads are not popular with regular blog readers.

TargetPoint – Contextually and search targeted pay-per-click ads.

IndustryBrains – Place relevant contextual text listings and graphical ads on your site.

BloggingAds – Post one-time ads on your site. Pays via PayPal.

BulletAds – Performance based online advertising network.

AdsMarket – Match your traffic to handpicked advertisers with top-converting products and services.

ROIRocket – Targeted campaigns specific to your marketing needs.

AdKnowledge – Offers complete outsourcing of your advertising management. Runs ads in websites, email and search engine inventory.

Yes Advertising – Payouts for running ads from their sponsors. Also offers a referral program that pays 20% of the referred webmasters earnings.

RevenuePilot – Offers pay-for-performance and pay-per-click advertising for your sites.

SearchFeed – Integrates paid advertisements into your site’s search feature.

Bidvertiser – Display text ads on your site and advertisers bid for placement.

Pheedo – Monetize your RSS feeds with this program.

ValueClick media – Generate revenue by displaying ads through banners, pop-unders and rich media. Be warned that pop-unders are unpopular these days.

OneMonkey – Another text based advertising program.

Yahoo Publisher Network – Use the internet giant, Yahoo, to display targeted ads on your site.

Q Ads – Monetize your site by placing ads anywhere you can add a picture.

Affiliate Networks and Programs

Amazon Associates – Link to Amazon’s products and services and earn up to 10% of the sale price. Converts well for product-focused sites.

ClickBank – Over 10,000 products to promote with commissions as high as 75%.

Commission Junction – Promote the advertiser’s products and services in exchange for a commission on leads or sales.

LinkShare – Pay-for-performance affiliate marketing network. Gives you the ability to use individual product links on your site and generate revenue from sales.

Affiliate Fuel – Serves as a middle man to bring publishers and advertisers together to promote products and services.

LinkConnector – Affiliate marketing network that offers a zero tolerance fraud policy to keep you safe while conducting business.

LeadPile – Affiliate network that allows you to generate and sell trade leads to the highest bidder.

Forex-Affiliate – Affiliate program that allows you to earn commissions from trading Forex (currency exchange) online.

incentAclick – CPA (cost-per-action) affiliate program that guarantees the fastest ROI in the industry.

AdPlosion – Earn revenue by selling leads, clicks and products from their advertisers. Also runs an incentive points program in addition to your commissions.

AffiliateFuture – Another affiliate program that pays you for generating leads, sales and clicks.

ClixGalore – Affiliate network consisting of 7500+ advertisers for you to choose from.

ThinkAction – Affiliate network that claims to have the top payouts and the possibility of earning over $100,000 dollars per month.

RocketProfit – Affiliate network, pays via check after your commissions reach $25 dollars.

CafePress – Earn affiliate commissions by selling your personally branded merchandise.

Avangate – Make money selling popular computer software titles through your site.

Paid Social Media Programs – Social site with a revenue sharing program that pays you for referring friends and driving traffic.

Jyve – Pays you to provide answers, advice and peer support to people in need of some help.

Cruxy – Specializes in social video, but serves as a venue to sell your digital media.

BitWine – Get paid to give advice and answer questions for people, on subjects of your interests and choice.

Ether – Make money answering questions for your peers over the phone. You set your rates and call availability.

UpBlogger – Social network site that pays you based on the amount of visits you receive to your uploaded content.

JustAnswer – Help others solve their problems and earn money for your knowledge.

MetaCafe – Upload your videos and earn money based on the number of views you receive.

ChaCha – Get paid to offer support to members of their community.

AssociatedContent – Earn money by uploading your videos, text, audio and images to their site. Earnings are determined by the exposure you receive from your content.

myLot – Pays you for posting, commenting and using their social network.

KnowBrainers – Another site that pays you to get involved with the community and answer questions. Optionally you can answer questions through the RSS feeds on your own blog.

Everything Else That Pays

Google User Research – Google Pays you money to participate in their user research studies online.

Microsoft Research Panel – Get paid from Microsoft for providing feedback on their products.

Amazon Mechanical Turk – Amazon pays you to complete simple tasks that their computers can’t understand. Payments are a matter of cents.

eJury – Earn $5 to $10 dollars per verdict rendered as a mock juror for practice trials.

WorkingSOL – This company pays you to handle technical support for many large companies. You can work from home on the computer or by phone and decide what times you are available.

Appingo – Always looking for experienced copy editors and proof readers. Must submit a resume.

IntelliShop – Pays you to shop at stores in your area and write a review of your experience.

Mahalo Greenhouse – They pay $10 to $15 dollars per site you submit to their directory.

Focus Pointe Global – Get paid to join their focus groups and voice your opinion. Available to teens and adults.

Agloco – Sign up, download their toolbar and get paid to surf the internet. This site has been criticized as a “pyramid scheme”, although the founders deny the allegation.

Arise – Make money providing phone, web and email support and sales for 40 plus companies in their network.

CraZoo – Earn money for starting new threads and posting in online forums. – Get paid to tutor people online. – Make money posting in forums across the internet.

Share-A-Pic – Earn money by uploading and sharing your pictures on their website.

Opuzz Voice – Earn money by doing voice overs for their clients online.

SlashMySearch – Get paid to search the internet with their search engine. (via)