I was a wide-eyed, naive kid when I first stepped into Ultima Online in 1997, and as it turns out, the developers were too. That’s my takeaway from reading through the Ultima Online chunk of Raph Koster’s new book, Postmortems. Koster, as any dedicated MMORPG fan will recall, went by “Designer Dragon” back then as the creative lead on the game. Having come from a MUD background, he and his wife Kristin Koster were instrumental in shaping Richard Garriott’s seminal MMORPG and therefore the genre as we know it. Koster kindly sent us a preprint of the book, unwittingly robbing himself of $35, as I was going to buy it anyway, and it’s massive, folks: over 700 pages spanning three decades and the majority of the online games Koster’s worked on during his long tenure in the gaming industry. Some of those games are definitely of more interest to our readers on Massively OP, in particular Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies. It’s the Ultima … [Read more...] about ‘Magic through serendipity’: Raph Koster on the glorious mess that was Ultima Online
Been holding off on using Snapchat Geofilters to market your business? Time to get in on the fun… and the ROI! Just when you thought you’d sort of figured out what Snapchat does, along comes something like geofilters to make you feel like a newbie again. But this time, you won’t want to wait around to find out what the buzz is about. That’s because geofilters can be used to effectively market your business. Snapchat even encourages businesses to get in on all the fun, by dividing their geofilters into two categories: Personal Business The big takeaway here: Geofilters aren’t difficult to make and use. And knowing what we know about Snapchat’s ultra-rapid rise in popularity among older millennials in the past two years, you’d be insane not to consider this social media platform as an important marketing channel. So, what’s stopping you? Let the fun (and the ROI) begin! Recommended read: 8 Super Actionable … [Read more...] about One Of The Most Inventive Ways To Market A Business On Social Media
One of the best thing about being online is, you get ample amount of opportunities to earn money. All you need is a unique skill set, and right platform to sell your talent. For example, if you are a good writer, you can earn from freelance writing websites, if you create screencast, you can earn money by using AdSense and Youtube partnership or using other Video sharing sites. Vimeo on-demand is a new feature added by popular video service Vimeo, which will let you make money by using their on-demand video service. Who should use Vimeo Video on demand feature: Video on demand service is for every film producer, video production houses, digital marketing companies or if you are one of those bloggers who create premium video content, you can use this service to make money from your videos. Specially, for movie producers this service is very useful, as it will let you earn money once your movie is out of theatre, or for digital marketing companies who creates viral videos. First of … [Read more...] about Vimeo Video On Demand: Make Money from Videos
Home » Make Money Online » Advertising Web Page: Learn How to Make Money Online with Advertising Page on Your Blog We can make money online in different ways on our blogs. Today’s post will remain focused around how to make money online selling direct advertisements on our blogs by creating an advertising web page on our blog. I think direct advertising is the best way to make money online with a blog if it works. But we need to work for getting success in selling some advertisements on our blog though an advertising page on our blog. Key to success with direct advertisement is high amount of targeted traffic on your blog. And if you have decent targeted numbers against your blog traffic, you can easily get lots of advertisers on your blog. Advertisers look at various factors before deciding to advertise on your blog like your blog monthly traffic, Subscribers for your blog, your blog Alexa Rank, Page Rank, Fans for Your Facebook, Twitter Followers, Technorati … [Read more...] about How to Make Money Online with Advertising Page on a Blog?
Home » Blogging » How To Earn Your First $100 On Your Blog in Less Than 2 Months Every blogger’s dream is to start earning money with their blog as soon as possible. Though money may not be the sole reason or the priority for setting up a blog or website, it is one of the reasons for the several blogs in the blogosphere. Why $100 you may ask? You don’t have to get too much traffic You don’t need to write tons of blog posts You don’t need a great online community around your blog You don’t need a huge email list To make your first $100 and it’s the best way to start your blogging journey. Once you make some cash through your blogging efforts, it always motivates you to go ahead (to build a profitable blog) in one or two years. So how do you earn your first $100 on your blog in less than 2 months of starting your own blog? I am using $100 here because that is usually the least payment cash out from Google Adsense if that is what you … [Read more...] about How To Earn Your First $100 On Your Blog in Less Than 2 Months