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Discussion in 'Site News' started by Jman423, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. tert72

    tert72 Well-Known Member

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    well in the short time i been using this site, already got sooooo much useful information off here... totally worth it!!
     
  2. Mooseman

    Mooseman Moderator

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    That's what it's all about!
     
  3. mcsteven

    mcsteven Well-Known Member

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    2 ideas:

    While profits are not as much, there are no initial costs if we do a campaign with Teespring.com. I'll certainly offer up any creative services if desired.

    For #7, I will start off by offering 2 prints for raffles, up to 12x18 inches (smaller if desired). Winners' choice from my portfolios (I have about 10 images that are on my site that are not available. Contact me for details). You can see them at ucphoto.net (port pages 2 and 3 are Not Safe For Work). I'll try to do more but will depend on my own finances.

    I'm already trying to do my own fundraiser but I've used this site and feel I need to contribute. I would do more if possible.

    MCSteven
     
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  4. JimInRadfordVA

    JimInRadfordVA Gold Supporter

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    You guys rock. I'm in for a membership upgrade.
     
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  5. RTTBLT1

    RTTBLT1 Platinum Supporter

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    Wish I had seen this, I buy quite a bit off Ebay and Amazon.

    Couple questions on how this works...

    1. Do I need to be signed into my GMTNATION Account and my Ebay/Amazon Account when making a purchase?

    2. Will other members/visitors see any of my personal information?

    3. Can I add multiple items to my cart and purchase them so the site can benefit from the purchase?


    If anyone knows how this works, please let me know. Thanks
     
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  6. Blckshdw

    Blckshdw Moderator

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    When following a link from the ebay/amazon subforums, the revenue tag automatically attaches to the link. In any of the other forums, you have to manually add "&tag=gmtnation-20" to the link.

    Most people don't know/remember to do this, some of the staff will edit the links if we think about it. TBH, I have no idea if you can add a bunch of stuff to your cart first and then purchase.

    It works the same way as clicking on ads, and how the site they are on makes money off those clicks.
     
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  7. $ Khalid ! 9130

    $ Khalid ! 9130 Well-Known Member

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    I really wish I could upgrade my membership but with no card and parents still not trusting me with theirs makes it hard to do so. However since I can't do that I did something else

    I had an exam a while ago and I parked out next to a uniquely modded Trailblazer LT. So before the exam started I wrote out the following note and put it on his door

    WP_20160504_09_54_24_Moment.jpg

    WP_20160504_09_54_17_Pro_LI (2).jpg

    I wrote it down in Arabic as well since it is the main language here in Saudi Arabia and since its hand-written people are willing to give it a look before tossing it away.

    And funny thing is after I finished my exam I actually met him and recommended the site and he thanked me for the note as well.

    I plan on writing a lot more as there are a lot of GMTs over here :2thumbsup:


     
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  8. Stryker11

    Stryker11 Well-Known Member

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    So if I just put the link to the amazon deal here on GMT then the revenue tag is automatically added?
     
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  9. Blckshdw

    Blckshdw Moderator

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    If you're posting in the eBay or Amazon forums, you don't need to mod the link when posted. Everywhere else, which is usually the case, then you do.

    For example, I'm looking at some pre-made LEDs on ebay. Normally I'd just post this if I wanted to share the link

    Code:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/231246018953?
    ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649
    But in order for us to get any click revenue, I need to add the tag, so it would be
    Code:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/231246018953?
    ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649&tag=gmtnation-20 
     
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  10. Wishbone

    Wishbone Gold Supporter

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    Gladly upgraded account again.

    Question: My renewal was up in February, should I have gotten an email reminder or something near the annual expiration date?
     
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  11. Mooseman

    Mooseman Moderator

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    We had some periods when emails were not getting out so this is likely what happened.
     
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  12. RTTBLT1

    RTTBLT1 Platinum Supporter

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    Hello

    I have made a few purchases through the Site from links I have posted. One purchase for around $150 and soon to be another for around $55.

    I want to be sure I am doing it correctly cause when I make the purchase another page opens for me to pay through my PayPal account.

    It's not that I want to know how much the Site is receiving, just want to know that I'm doing it correctly and the Site is seeing it on there end.

    Not sure if I need to contact @Jman423 or @djthumper or if one of the Moderators can look into this.

    Thanks
     
  13. djthumper

    djthumper Administrator

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    Hmmm we will have to see how much we get. I don't think we get very much per click but every little bit helps.
     
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  14. Mooseman

    Mooseman Moderator

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    I've been clicking on all of them even though I didn't buy anything. Costs nothing and may help the site.
     
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  15. RTTBLT1

    RTTBLT1 Platinum Supporter

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    I think I misunderstood...

    So the Site gets a kick back from clicking the link?

    Or

    From making the purchase from the link?...or both?
     
  16. littleblazer

    littleblazer Gold Supporter

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    Me thinks both but legally I don't think they can actually disclose that info.
     
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  17. swede

    swede Gold Supporter

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    Click on Goggle ads as much as you want and GMTN get paid a certain amount / click from Google. That's basically how Google ads work.
     
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  18. JimInRadfordVA

    JimInRadfordVA Gold Supporter

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    Any way I can get my flair to show Gold Supporter?
     
  19. Mooseman

    Mooseman Moderator

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    Send a PM to @djthumper . He should be able to assist.
     

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