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Make Money With MySpace

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I’ve mentioned previously my disdain for the social networking monster that is MySpace, but it turns out that it’s not just for kiddies and awful bands anymore. According to CNN, Some entrepreneurs are using MySpace to market their small businesses, and those who tailor their business to the MySpace clientelle are succeeding.

I am starting a new project this week that I believe has great potential, and MySpace will be one avenue I think is perfect for marketing the idea.

The CNN article warns that the owner of MySpace, Rupert Murdoch and his News Corp, are looking for new ways to monetize MySpace which may end up making the site less inviting for small business owners.

Updated June 17, 2014 and originally published May 8, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes, also known as Flexo, is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about him and follow Luke Landes on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar Nick

So what is your new project?

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avatar Luke Landes ♦127,485 (Platinum)

I’m working on two, in fact, I just haven’t had the time to put them together yet.

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avatar Tim MMF

Any progress with your two projects? Any word on what they are?

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avatar Luke Landes ♦127,485 (Platinum)

I’ve launched the first and I’ve got three others on my team. Only two of the four of us have had a chance to work on it, but it’s going to grow.

The second is the bigger project that’s going to involve some programming. Now that an earlier project is going smoothly, I’ll probably get this one of the ground this month.

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avatar Nate

I am familiar with some services that will market to the segments of myspace clientele via the add a friend feature. What other ways are there to extract legitimate profile information and market to these individuals on a worthwhile basis. Some of my research shows short term gains but nothing that is sustainable and cost effective.

any ideas on how to find the golden nuggets for the long term?

Nate

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