28 October 2015

3 Revenue Sharing Programs To Increase Your Passive Income Stream

Passive income streams are the key to securing wealth throughout your life. In the past, passive income could be through rental properties, patent payouts, or usage rights. In the age of the internet, passive income has become much easier to start, even for those who are unfamiliar. The method of passive income I will discuss here is writing on the internet for money. Websites will pay you to write content on their site (either a percentage of revenue or per page view, discussed later). 

Most sites use Google Adsense to payout advertising. Google Adsense is how bloggers, website owners, and YouTubers are paid for generating ad impressions and clicks. Sign up is free and generally pretty easy. Once you have an account, you will enter your Adsense ID to the revenue sharing website. Now, the site will display your ads on articles that you publish, allowing you to generate income. Other sites will pay you directly for page views. You'll link your PayPal email or bank account information and when you reach a minimum payout balance, the site will give you the option to cash out your balance. This article will look both types of payment options from revenue sharing websites. 

InfoBarrel is one of the most popular revenue sharing sites. Most articles on here are instructional over a wide variety of topics. Payouts can occur over PayPal or by being shared with an advertising partner. 

Topic Loop
Topic Loop is a newer revenue sharing site. They prefer users submit posts relating to topics like technology, lifestyle, and entertainment. They use a ad revenue sharing model where users are given 85% of the ad revenue that is generated. 

Bubblews is an 'anything-goes' site. Users are encouraged to write about whatever comes to their mind. Most postings on here are blog postings, users talking about their day, or whatever is going on in their life. Users are paid based on the number of views and comments their articles get.

As with all things, there is no such thing as free money. If you put in the work to consistently write articles and build up a base of readers, you can get a fair amount of passive income generated.

24 December 2013

Bingo Plugin Shutting Down, How You Can Keep It

The popular Chome plugin for Bing Rewards, Bingo is shutting down due to legal reasons according to the developers page.

Don't worry, as long as you have the plugin installed on your computer, it should continue to work. The only problem arises is if you remove the plugin from your computer and later want it back. If this happens, you can not simply go to the Chome Store, you will need to go to the source of the code and manually install the plug in.

1. Go to the source page of Bingo: https://code.google.com/p/bingo-chrome/source/browse/#svn%2Ftrunk%2Fextension

2. Download all 9 files and place them into a single folder on your Desktop.To do this click on the file name, on the right there is a link that says View Raw File, click this. If text shows up press Command + S or Ctrl +S on your keyboard to save the file. Do this for each of the nine files.

3. Open your Chrome Extensions by going to Settings > Extensions.

4. At the top right, there is a check box labeled Developer mode, check the box.

5. Now click Load Unpacked Extension.

6. In the box that pops up, select the folder where all the files are stored.

7. Click OK.

That's it, now you've got the Bingo plugin loaded. Keep the folder you created in a safe place in case you need it again.

31 July 2012

Its Raining Zombies

For the past year, I have been working on a mobile game for Android and iOS devices. This game was developed with Unity Engine and will be first released on the Android Play Store in about a month then  I will release on the App Store.

It's Raining Zombies is a pixel style top-down shooter with influences from games like Minigore and Minecraft and will debut on the Play Store for $0.99.

If you're interested in the development of this game or just want to find out more information, check out the blog setup here: itsrainingzombies.blogspot.com

02 August 2011

How to Virtualize OS X Lion on Windows

Update: Fixed down hard drive files (February 8, 2012).

Sorry about the delay guys, this page has been updated so that Xcode 4.1 does not crash anymore. (August 17, 2011).

If you've tried to virtualize previous versions of OS X, you know that it is a very tedious and time consuming process. This new guide works by giving you a simple VMWare Image. This means that the OS has already been pre-configured on a hard drive. For the most part, there is no need to mess around with boot flags or installation settings

This guide will show how to setup a fully working OS X Lion 10.7 on a Windows machine. This process will take about an hour but most of the time is spent downloading files. This was done on Windows 7 but should work on any OS as long as it meets the requirements.

A laptop or desktop computer that supports virtualization (most newer computers do).
At least 1 GB of RAM (the more, the better).
VMWare Workstation (this is a paid program but a little research will get you it for free).
VMWare Hard Drive (vmx files, it is in a self-extracting .exe file)
OS X Lion (VMDK File)


Before you start, make sure that you have enabled Virtualization in the BIOS of your computer. This is usually disabled by default by computer manufacturers.

An updated video has been made of all the new steps:

1. From the file downloaded, double click on Mac OS X Lion VMware Files.exe. Click Run then Yes. This will decompress the files.

2. Once done, a folder named Mac OS X Lion VMware Files will appear, double click it.

3. You will need to follow the instructions in this video to unlock VMWare. Instead of using the files from the video, use the files from Step 2.

4. From Step 1, you should have also gotten a folder named Mac OS X Lion. Open that up and open the file named Mac OS X Lion.vmx. Double-click this file. It will open in VMWare Workstation.

5. On the left column, click on Edit Virtual Machine Settings. In the Memory tab, you can edit how much RAM OS X will get. In the Sound tab, change to Specify host sound card, change it to your sound card. After the machine has started and sound doesn't work, change to Use default host sound card.

6.  At the bottom of the box is an Add button, click it. Select Hard Disk from the left, click Next. Choose Use and existing virtual disk.

7. Browse for the Mac OS X Lion Installer.vmdk that was downloaded from the torrent. Click Finish. Click OK to close the box.

8. On the left column, click Power on this virtual machine.

9. If a box asks to repair the image, click Repair. Once the box comes up, click I copied it, click OK. A message about the CD Drive may come up, just click OK.

10. The machine should power up in a few moments, ready to go. For ease of use, click in VMWare Workstation, click File > Add to Favorites.

11. You should now have a Install Mac OS X screen. At the top, click Utilities then Disk Utility. Select the 42.45 GB Hard Disk. Click on the Erase tab. Now you can name your hard drive what you want. Then click on Erase. Click Erase again.

12. Once the process is done, close out of the Disk Utility box, the Install screen will come back up. Click Continue, Agree. Select the 40GB Hard Disk to install Lion. Click Install. The process will take about 30 minutes. Once it's done, the account setup will start. Once that's done, Lion will start.

13. To be able to use the machine in full screen, in OS X open Preferences, click on Displays. Now select the resolution of your monitor. Now in VMWare, click on the Full Screen button on the toolbar (10th button from the left).

14. Now you're done, you can use this OS as a normal to install programs.