Monday, August 20th, 2007

Killer Social Media Tactic With Image Hosts

I almost forgot how easy this tactic was, until I checked my Adsense account this morning and was looking over a few of my Adsense made Myspace Resource Sites. I distinctly remember a very cool tactic I used on these sites. It involved sites such as Photobucket and Imageshack. These sites allow you to host images on their servers. After you uploaded your pictures they then give you a set of links to use about on the net. Now these images would only show up as thumbnails, but as soon as someone clicks the image, they go directly to the site where it is hosted and are presented with the original picture. You are granted with an impression each time someone does this. Now, there are many hosting sites out there that do this, and they have to, so that they may compete with the likes of Photobucket and ImageShack.

Sounds simple right? Of course it does. As long as you have pictures to upload then the possibility of making money with this is right in front of you. Of course, your going to need heaps of traffic, because the certain types of payment ratios are likely to be really low. Being the sneak that I am, allow me to present to you, how to accomplish this very easily.

It was just the other day I was at John Reese’s Blog and saw his post of his photograph that made it to the homepage of Digg. It has been said many times that a front page posting on Digg can crash even some of the best servers on the Net. The amount of traffic Social Media sites can bring you is phenomenal. It use to be that a well written and controversial story would get you there. These days though, it is much, much easier than that. It could be the dumbest of photographs or videos and you could literally have more traffic to your site than you thought possible. All it takes is a little Social Bookmarking.

Now to use the Image Hosts tactic would require you to upload pictures you would think people would get a kick out of. If you can find just 1 thing to start turning heads, then you can make a nice chunk of change and get a ton of exposure to your site/blog. You can see At John’s blog he got well over 100,000 visitors in a very short period of time, and they were coming from just Digg. Imagine your photo getting 1st page across multiple Social Bookmarking and Media sites.

 This particular tactic would work so easy on places such as Myspace, Orkut, Facebook and all the other hangouts that have been populating the net over the last few years. All it takes is a little planning ahead of time. If your really keen and catch on quick to this type of tactic than an extra $500 a month is not far from your grasp. Even using these on blogger, hubpages and squidoo is a great idea. If your affiliate marketing on all 3 of these places, then I just gave you an extra added income stream. It may not seem like a lot, but the more content you put out there, the more this will compound over time.

People love celebrities, wallpapers and anything that makes them laugh. I encourage you to get creative and start utilizing this service on your free blogs, maybe your profiles around the net and even in forums. It is tactics like these that, with a little extra effort can go a long way into paying up a couple more of your bills.

Where there is a will, there is a way,


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5 Responses

March 18, 2008

I’m confused on what exactly you are doing here Ruck. Are you somehow uploading images to Photbucket and sites like that and getting links from them? I must have missed something.

November 30, 2008

But getting in the CPM networks is too difficult even for high quality sites which is an essential part to makig money with hordes of social media traffic.

November 30, 2008

It’s always interesting how images get indexed in google. Often times you can out rank your competition for just an image. YouTube is the same way.

November 30, 2008

Awsome post! i found out that celebs that have problems work the best! also ones that have a active rumor about them!

November 30, 2008

Alt tags are important too! Isn’t it?