Filling Chitika Tax Form (W-8BEN)

Get Chitika | PremiumIf you have earned more than USD$600 with Chitika, then you are required to submit the Chitika tax form which required by IRS (US Internal Revenue Service).

Here I show you how to fill the W8 form if you are located outside the U.S.

  1. Login and visit Chitika W8 form page
  2. Fill in your full name in the “Name of Individual or organization“.
  3. Fill in your country in the “Country of Incorporation or organization“.
  4. Tick “Individual” for “Type of beneficial owner“.
  5. Fill in your address in “Permanent residence address“, “City or town, state or province“, and “Country“.
  6. Under “Part 2: Claim of Tax Treaty Benefits“, tick “a. The beneficial owner is a resident of [your_country] within the meaning of the income tax treaty between the United States and that country.“.
  7. Tick in the “Part 3: Notional Principal Contracts“.
  8. Under “Part 4: Certification“, fill your full name in “Signature“.
  9. Fill in “owner” for “Capacity in which acting“.
  10. Click “Submit information” button and you are done!

The submitted form will be reviewed by Chitika in 1 business day.

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21-Year-Old Malaysian Quit Studies and Blog Full-time

edward khoo logoEdWard Khoo, a 21-year-old Malaysian decided to quit his studies and become a full-time blogger.

Edward wrote an email to thank me because an article “Journey to become Pro-Blogger” I published in 2005 has inspired him to become a full-time blogger.

Following my advice to start with part-time blogging, Edward has become a successful blogger after 2 years of hard work.

He is now contributing weekly guest articles for Sin Chew Jit Poh (Malaysia’s most popular Chinese newspaper) on “make money with blogging” column.

Edward also bought himself an Apple Macbook Pro laptop.

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Warning: Paid Links = Spam by Google

Text Link Ads is Spam
One of the best ways to improve your website’s ranking in search engines is by getting backlinks from other websites.

In 2006, some paid links market websites like Text Link Ads (TLA) started to grow. Many webmasters/bloggers received easy money by selling paid links on their blog. Me too.

Then, Google started penalizing those websites which buy/sell paid links. I quit selling paid links that time.

However, there are still many websites are buying/selling paid links. Reason because, for advertisers, it is a fast way to improve search engine rank for their selected keywords. For publishers, it is a easy money that does not require you to do anything but only putting a few links on your website.

People ask Google again and again whether the paid link consider as SPAM or not. Google has reconfirmed by replying using their Google Webmaster Twitter account that they are considering links via sites like Text-Link-Ads as SPAM.

GoogleWebmaster: buying links via TLA is SPAM

“Since we hear this question again and again: Yes we de consider buying links via http://tinyurl.com/39epw3 and similar services as spam.”

The tinyurl URL links to Text Link Ads homepage.

[via Thats SEO]

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Here’s a Quick Way to Make Money from Twitter using Amazon Associates

Amazon Associates introduced a Share on Twitter feature to allow members to share product links via Twitter, with their affiliate id embedded. Members will earn referral money if their Twitter followers buy the product via the link.

Here I show you how to make money using the Amazon Associates’ “Share on Twitter” feature. It is as easy as 1-2-3!

Wait! you need to be a member of Amazon Associates. Registration is free. Of course, you must be a Twitter user too!

Got both accounts? Great! Read on for the tutorial.

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How to Withdraw PayPal Money to Any Malaysia Bank Accounts?

PayPalFor Malaysians. Thanks to PayPal support for Malaysian Ringgit (MYR). Now you can withdraw PayPal money directly to any Malaysia local bank accounts!

Read on to find out how to do that.

A bit background…

In 2004, PayPal starts to accept Malaysian registrations. No withdrawal options for Malaysians that time.

3 years later, 2007, PayPal allows Malaysians to withdraw PayPal money to their credit card, debit card, or prepaid cards.

2 years later, in the middle of October 2009, PayPal started to support Malaysia Ringgit currency and updated the user policy (paypal login required).

Shortly after, the end of October 2009, PayPal officially allows PayPal money withdrawal to Malaysia bank accounts! A feature that we have waited for 6 years!

What’s the big deal?

Now, Malaysians can send & receive PayPal money in Malaysia Ringgit (MYR) currency, and withdraw PayPal money to local bank accounts!

Meaning, you can sell your stuff online and let PayPal handle the payment transactions, local or International! It truly opens a new door to Malaysia e-commerce business!

Note: Malaysians still cannot top-up their PayPal accounts from their bank accounts.

How to add Malaysia bank account to PayPal?

  1. Login your PayPal account. Under “My Account” tab, click “Profile” then click “Add/Edit Bank Account“.
  2. At the new page “Add a bank account in Malaysia“. You need to fill in your name, bank name, bank routing code, and your bank account number.

    add malaysia bank account to PayPal

    Updated: Don’t need to worry about the fixed “Surname” in the form. Just make sure your full name is included. The name’s arrangement (Surname Name or Name Surname) doesn’t matter. Click here for more information.

    Tip: click on the “Details” link to find out your bank’s routing code

  3. After you are done, you will be asked to review the details. Click “Add Bank Account” button if everything is correct.
  4. You are done!

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