Squidoo update
Nov 8th, 2007 by estreet

I joined Squidoo in January because Skip McGrath talked about it on his website.

They had some technical issues back then but their service is a lot smoother now. I would really hate to be a developer on a site that marketing machine Seth Godin was promoting. I’d be in fetal position on opening day because there would be over 1 million hits per hour. Well, maybe I would just make a really cute HTTP 500 internal server error icon. Yeah, that would be cool …

I got paid $10 this year and have another $2.74 in the reserve hopper. My trick in earning that much money in approximately 1 year is to keep adding eBay items that are 3-4 days old. I noticed that it takes about 1 to 2 days to get googled and then you get 2 days of hits and high lens rank. Then the hits and the lens rank dribble down.
Squidoo lens page

Squidoo royalties and payment page

The best thing about Squidoo is that they gave out really nice t-shirts at eBay Live! Thanks Seth for being a purple cow, orange t-shirt with lots of writing, one-eyed squid kind of guy!

BigCrumbs.com update
Nov 7th, 2007 by estreet

Last year, I wrote about joining the Big Crumbs rebate and referral program. Using BigCrumbs.com is a good way to get money back on any eBay purchase.

But how about their referral program? No so good for me, although people on their forum claim to have thousands of referrals. I’m always a skeptic on what people claim when they know no one can verify the numbers.

I have 16 total referrals: 14 in my 1st generation and 2 in the second generation. You can get payout on up to 5 generations of referrals.
BigCrumbs.com referals update

This was one of my biggest BigCrumbs payouts. If you can’t read it the amount in this image, it’s about the cost of a Diet Pepsi.
Big Crumbs account statement - payout

It hasn’t been a very productive tool for me but I have to say the Big Crumbs website and service works perfectly. They deserve a “Nice Job” pat on the back for the service!

Listing of the Day – Queen Alien Egg from Alien Movie
Nov 6th, 2007 by estreet

Horrifying! Look!

23 Watchers £54.00 26 bids
Ends in 6d 23h 25m

Queen Alien egg from Alien Movie

Viewing the most watched eBay items
Nov 4th, 2007 by estreet

eBay doesn’t show buyers how many people are watching an item. But now eSeller Street has access to the number of watchers for most listings. It’s a great way to see what people find interesting – fast.

A researcher from Thailand looked these up and I checked out what they saw. I just love these gorgeous silver pendants!

Most bid on Silver 925 pendants on eBay using eSeller Street search tool

I’m surprised to see what’s popular on eBay in the Business and Industrial category. The most watched items by FAR are tractors on both eBay.com (US) and eBay.co.uk (UK). Ebay must be a major clearing house for farm equipment. I wonder if tractor auctions are seasonal and this is the peak.
eSeller Street most watched eBay items in Business and Industrial Category

The Everything Else category is very weird. There are a lot of ‘get rich without working’ e-books for sale. Some with 60,000 watchers. I guess it’s some kind of marketing scheme and I don’t really get what’s going on with these.

Give the search a try: eSeller Street search

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