Web service offers simple way for people to make money from weblogs.
Branford, CT (PRWEB via PR Web
Direct) May 23, 2005 -- Many bloggers are using Google ads and PayPal
donation buttons. Now there is another way for people to earn money from their
Zoundry LLC (www.zoundry.com) announced the expansion of its beta service for bloggers to earn money for themselves or charity using affiliate links. Bloggers place these special links within product recommendations and earn cash rewards by referring visitors to online retailers.
Zoundry released new versions of its Zoundry Blog Writer™, the first weblog posting editor designed for writing product reviews. New features simplify the placement of affiliate links, images, and Technorati tags without needing to work with HTML source code. This allows non-technical writers who were previously intimidated by the complexities of HTML to take part in the affiliate marketing economy.
"I'm fairly technical, but I was confused when I first tried to copy and paste an affiliate link into the HTML of my blog," said Lawrence C. Lee, President of Zoundry LLC. "It was clear that bloggers needed an easier point-and-click solution."
For example, a blogger can write a review about a new MP3 player using the Zoundry Blog Writer. With a few simple clicks, he can place an affiliate link in the player's name, add a tag of "MP3 player," and post to his weblog. The blogger earns a commission through the Zoundry Service whenever someone reads the review at his weblog, at Technorati, or via an RSS feed, and clicks through to purchase the player.
"Bloggers now have another option besides advertising to earn money to pay for their hosting costs or support a charity," said Lee. "We want to encourage people of all technical abilities to write about interesting products, and allow their friends and family to reward them by purchasing through their weblog."
The Zoundry Blog Writer works on Windows 2000 or XP and is available as a free download from www.zoundry.com. The Zoundry Service is free to join upon invitation during the beta period.
Founded in 2004 by three veterans from a search software venture, Zoundry LLC enables word-of-mouth marketing by passionate writers on the Web. The company's patent-pending software simplifies blogging and affiliate marketing for non-technical writers, allowing them to share product recommendations online and earn rewards. Zoundry connects people who write about products with the merchants that sell those products, creating a mutually profitable relationship. For more information, visit www.zoundry.com.
Zoundry LLC is not affiliated with Google, PayPal, or Technorati.
Lawrence C. Lee, President
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