Question by Big Moth: How do I get paid for reviewing motion pictures, indie films, or the like?
I heard of people getting PAID just to watch and review movies, either verbally or in writing, through blogs, in person, or both. I would like to dedicate some time, but no money, in to doing this.

I can rent and watch movies easily through Redbox, or a service like Netflix, etc., and review any featured films available, and give opinions on them in great written detail, or in words, or BOTH.

But how does one get decent money doing this? A blog won’t be enough, and the investment renting them won’t assure me any returns, so I won’t do this unless I have a solid-streaming income, or unless the films are provided free for me to see.

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Answer by kemperk
have a college degree in cinema or journalism and work in the industry for 5 yrs.

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Question by soulman247: HOw can i get new income streams ( Not things like Cash Crate)?
things that work not online

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Answer by $ so fresh so clean$
babysitting, car wash, lawn service

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Question by Gerry J: How can I optimize my blog so im making money and make it a fun site to visit for game info like pc and 360?

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Answer by kee (WRONG CATEGORY FOR XBOX ?s)
See for a wealth of information on making money while blogging. Here’s two articles from that site: and .

NOTE: You can’t make money off a Yahoo! 360 blog, that’s against guidelines.

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Question by : How come the US makes you file taxs, Why don’t they do it automatic like in europe?
Like in Europe they just take the tax due out of your check, No need to file any sorts of income tax or anything. Why don’t they do that in the US? Make’s it easier on there people’s.

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Answer by tinman97prn
The US tax code has been so bastardized to make it “better” that at present there is no simple % that would work…But there is also so much $ tied up in the tax prep system.

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Question by nishani: I’d like to know more about various income streams on the net. So please write in.?
I’d like to know more about various income streams on the net. So please write in.

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Answer by imisidro
The Web offers tremendous opportunities for those who know how to harness it. You hear of stories of people who earn thousands if not millions of dollars from doing business on Web. While there are many scams (same way in the traditional business world), there are various ways you can legitimately make money on the Web.

Here are the main business models you can adopt:

1. Sell products on the Web – Big boys like Amazon or Lillian Vernon online catalog or smaller businesses like or all sell products on the Web.

You can either sell: (a) through your own storefront through your own website or applications such as Yahoo Stores; or (b) sell through online auctions like eBay

2. Information Delivery. Others such as or create content and monetize their content in a number of ways:

a. Advertising – whether by joining banner ad networks such as Tribal Fusion, BurstMedia or Fastclick and display the banners on their site; or through contextual advertising such as Google Adsense or Intellxt

b. Affiliate Programs – you sell other people’s products that your audience may be interested in; and you get a certain commission after the desired action was done (whether a sale, a lead, subscription to email newsletter, or however this is defined). Commission Juction, Clickbank, Linkshare are just a few places where you can find affiliate programs to join

c. Paid online content. or Supporters forum all require paid subscription before accessing the information

d. Content licensing and syndication. Some publishers such as the Associated Press get paid every time their content is published elsewhere

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I once went to a water park and spent the entire day beating the Top Gun arcade game over and over with a buddy. By the end of the visit, two quarters was all we needed to blast our way through to the end, two skinny kids with dripping neon swim trunks and cheap sunglasses hanging from our necks on Croakies. Constantly aware of girls with their oh-so-tan shoulders, leaning in at the edge of the cabinet, watching our progress.

Good or bad, the 80′s was where I spent my formative years and arcade games were a huge part of that.

That’s why the iCade is so awesome. It’s a tiny arcade cabinet that’s built to resemble the hooded arcade cabinets many of us grew up with and houses a standard iPad or iPad 2.

There are 8 arcade-style plunger buttons and an 8-way stick. The build quality is great and pretty much nothing about it feels cheap. Unfortunately, until more games support it, its real potential is yet to be seen.

The  iCade is the result of an April Fool’s joke by distributor ThinkGeek. After the jokey iPad arcade product got an incredible level of interest, the company decided to actually source a manufacturer and get it out there for customers to actually own. The original design featured some copyrighted Nintendo graphics, which have been stripped off in favor of some early 80′s flavored ‘iCade’ signage, but other than that, the current production model is pretty much what was shown in the original listing.

My testing of the iCade has left me incredibly impressed with the overall craftsmanship. The casing is solid fiberboard and plastic and once it’s together it feels solid and dense enough to withstand some real button pounding action. While light enough to lift and more, it’s heavy enough not to scoot around like crazy when you’re using it on a table top. This is aided by rubber feet that provide a scratch barrier as well.

The front is covered in an appropriate faux-wood decal and the sides have the aforementioned bright graphic panels. In a nice touch, the top flips up to give you easy access to the ‘dock’ area where your iPad sits. The front features an illuminated dummy coin slot that serves an additional role as an indicator of power. Since there is no on-off switch, the iCade has a short auto-off timeout. Simply stop using it for a couple of minutes and it will power down.

The whole cabinet is powered by a set of AA batteries that are inserted into the underside. I’ve been able to get several days worth of casual play out of one set.

The buttons and stick all feel very robust. The throw and strength of the springs in the buttons is a bit more aggressive than I’d like, which makes it hard to get the rapid fire clicking you’d get from a Street Fighter or another traditional cabinet, at least so far. I have a feeling that the buttons will wear in over time though and feel a bit less stiff.

The stick has a large dead spot, as you get with most arcade-style sticks, which are meant to be slammed around and rotated. The stick is a standard 8-position, which makes it great for games that require lateral or vertical movements like Tempest or Breakout. It’s not quite as pretty a picture once you get to stuff like Missile command though, which was originally controlled by a trackball.

The iPad seats nicely into the holder, although it can get a bit wobbly if you really go at it. Simply extending the slot across the entire width of the cabinet would fix this problem. There’s no real reason for it to only be 3″ wide.

So far, everything is wine and roses. The iCade really delivers on quality and aesthetics. It’s easily worth the $ 99 that it runs on ThinkGeek. Unfortunately, you also need games to play and currently that is pretty much limited to the 99 games available in the Atari Greatest Hits app, most of which you have to purchase on your own if you want things to play.

The iCade connects to your iPad over Bluetooth as a keyboard. You can actually see the key mapping of the directions of the joystick and the buttons on the underside of the top cover. Because it connects as a keyboard it’s fairly easy to build in support for the cabinet and there is already an SDK out there for developers who want to support it.

This means that we should start seeing iCade support in more games soon, which is the only thing that would stop me from recommending the cabinet to any arcade fanatic. I’ve spoken to developers like Bjango who are already integrating iCade controls into their app, so hopefully it won’t be long before we have more options.

As far as what’s available now, we played quite a few of the Atari games like Breakout, Centipede, Missile Command and Tempest, as well as many of their Atari 2600 cousins. Some of them translate better than others though and many would need a lot of tweaking before they had the same feel with the iCade as they did in the arcade.

The iCade is an incredible reproduction of an arcade cabinet at iPad size and a rare example of wish fulfillment for people with an arcade fetish and an iPad. The build quality is top-notch and the feel of the controls are well within tolerance for an old arcade junkie.

The only thing holding the iCade back from an unreserved recommendation from us is that the stable of supported games is fairly anemic. With a growing number of game developers like Bjango and Manomio, the creator of the Commodore 64 emulator for iPhone, now getting their iCades and starting to work on support, that could all change quickly. I would really love to see larger game companies like Capcom start to make Street Fighter and other games compatible as well.

This could make the iCade a must have for anyone looking to take a trip back to when you could impress girls by beating Top Gun on two quarters.

The iCade runs $ 99.99 at

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We first wrote about VYou when it launched last November, the social video network described as a combination of Justin.TVFormspringYouTube, and Twitter. Since its launch, the New York-based startup has served over 20 million video views and features noted VYou members including writer Chuck Klosterman, ESPN poker show host Laura Lane, musician Chester French and Alex Blagg of BajillionHits.

“VYou is very focused on the “social” in social media,” says Steve Spurgat, VYou Founder and CEO. “Our goal is to bring more intimacy to how people communicate on the web and that requires steady innovation.”

VYou is laid back video conversation, letting users send and receive messages with friends and experts in a casual when-you-can-find-the-time fashion. Users can follow other users a la Twitter and ask questions and post responses accordingly a la Formspring. Today, VYou launches “Montages,” which are compelling collections of people responding to a single question. If Quora decided to push video as opposed to old-school text-based answers, it would look very much like a montage.

To make a Montage, go to your My Home page and click the Make a Montage button in the right column. If you respond to a message sent to you from a montage creator, VYou will automatically add your response to his or her montage. You may also add your video response directly to the Montage by clicking the “Respond” button.

At the end of last month, VYou closed a $ 3 million Series A financing round, led by Highland Capital Partners and RRE Ventures. Additional investors in the round included Broadway Video, Jim Wiatt, Kevin Wall, Tech Stars’ David Tisch, High Peaks Ventures, and The Barbarian Group’s Rick Webb. “Even as the web has become social and participatory, few create original video content. VYou is changing that,” said Adam Ludwin of RRE. “They’ve made it incredibly easy to engage an audience with video, the most compelling medium on the web.” VYou says they will use the financing to help advance the company’s rapid growth and technical expansion.

With Steve Spurgat as CEO, VYou has built a strong team of executives to lead the business
forward. These include Karl Alomar, COO & President; Rex Sorgatz, CMO and Creative
Director; Sergey Novgorodsky, co-founder and Head of Engineering; and Chuck Reina, a cofounder and Head of Product Design.

Love answering questions on camera? A VYou iPhone app is in the works, stay tuned.

VYou also made our list last year of 20 NYC Startups You Need To Know About.

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