70Views17Replies

Author Options:

Turning instructables into earnables... Answered

Hi - I really enjoy instructables. Seeing all of the cool things people do here inspired me to create a related site. That site is for people who want to post their how-to videos and collect online rental fees. Becoming a publisher is free - the site is supported out of the rental fees (you keep up to 76% of the fees you collect). I won't be tacky (more than I have been already anyway) and post the URL here, but please PM me if you are interested. We're actively looking for publishers who want to earn a few bucks. Thanks, and sorry if this is inappropriate - please delete it if crosses the line. Jeff

Comments

The forums are retiring in 2021 and are now closed for new topics and comments.
0
Goodhart
Goodhart

13 years ago

Thanks everyone......now I can't get Monty Python's Flying Circus song SPAM out of my head arrrgh.

0
whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 13 years ago

Spammity spam! Wonderful spam!

0
NachoMahma
NachoMahma

13 years ago

. When I'm trying to determine if a post is SPAM, I look at several things: . How long has the poster been a member? If they signed up the same day as the suspicious msg was posted, that's a _very_ good sign. . Has the poster made any previous, non-SPAM, posts here? If not, probably SPAM. . Is anybody making money off the deal? . Does the poster respond to replies? . Is the linked to site/page a commercial operation? . Your post, by my calculations, has at least a 85% (that includes a "gut feeling factor," which is pretty high) chance of being SPAM. You may not have intended it as SPAM, but it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck. . . Why do you think it is any less "tacky" to leave out the URL? With the URL, I could quickly and easily determine whether this is SPAM or not. Or does tacky have nothing to do with it and I just answered my own question? . . PS: I have much less of a problem with you or anyone else mentioning their own business in a reply to someone else's post (especially if poster has a few decent iBles posted and/or is helpful in the forums). If someone had asked about selling their work on the 'Net, it would be OK in my book for you to respond with a quick "Check out my site at . We provide the type of service you are looking for." Initiating such msgs is proscribed by NachoMahma's Rules For Life.

0
jfoster100
jfoster100

Reply 13 years ago

Fair enough, NachoMahma and Kiteman. I tend to agree. I left out the URL because comment spammers seek to gain pagerank by dropping links all over the place and that wasn't my goal. I thought the comment was directly relevant to the audience, else I wouldn't have bothered to post it. I did encourage the admins to flush my comment if it was inappropriate, for what it's worth. They are of course still welcome to do this. An admin did send me a PM and tell me my post was fine (again, for what it's worth). Sorry to have offended.

0
NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

. I'm not offended. I am willing to accept that you did it in "good faith" and are just a little mis-guided (by my standards, anyway). Or I would have just flagged it as SPAM and not bothered to explain why. . If admin says it's OK, then who am I to argue? If I feel that strongly about it, I can always start Mahmibles and do things my way (don't hold your breath, I like it here). ;)

0
Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

It's spam.

0
jfoster100
jfoster100

13 years ago

Thanks for responding. We don't charge anything - the pricing is determined by the people who decide to publish something. There's no minimum price (well, $.01 I suppose). It's a marketplace for people who have video content (or really any digital content) they'd like to sell online. It's intended for artists, craftspeople, technical how-tos, etc., but I thought it might be of interest to the folks here as well. As for specific pricing, I couldn't begin to put a price on an Electric chair Barbie video.... - Jeff

0
Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

But the whole point of instructables is sharing what you've made with others, not selling it.

0
Brennn10
Brennn10

13 years ago

Being as he joined today is not surprising at all. Hey, let me give you my credit card number, address, and dog's name. Why not take all my money as well? Please leave.

0
Goodhart
Goodhart

13 years ago

Question (and maybe this is an inappropriate place to ask, but what definition of spam do you all use? This is the one I am familiar with: To indiscriminately send unsolicited, unwanted, irrelevant, or inappropriate messages, especially commercial advertising in mass quantities.

0
its a lion
its a lion

Reply 13 years ago

SPAM: "SPAM is a canned pork product made by the Hormel Foods Corporation that has entered into folklore." for the internet version, i like yours.

0
Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

The spam you mention can actually be made quite tasty if hidden in a cassorole (I have done that a number of times). I thought there was a differentiation between "AN" inappropriate advertisement and "spam"; and it was the quantity involved...but then, maybe that is an old definition ?

0
its a lion
its a lion

Reply 13 years ago

i dont know... most of the definitions i found were basically what you had said. oh, and i wish i had the recipe for a spam dish i found one time. morning spam? ice cream, cheerios, and spam are the only ingredients i can remember in it, but you mix them all up, and it ruins your appetite. i just remembered in cooking dinner tonight... i need to get off of here.

0
Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

I made this wonderful casserole for a church picnic once, many MANY moons ago, and it was the only "dish" to totally get consumed :-) I didn't have any "finely chopped ham" so I finely chopped up some spam. (Was a ham, cheese and macaroni casserole).

0
Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

cassorole make that casserole

0
lemonie
lemonie

13 years ago

What would you charge for some ot the stuff that gets posted here for free? L

0
Easy Button
Easy Button

13 years ago

Wait,so if you pay a monthly fee you get money. Thats interesting but whats the point?