How to Become a Successful Money Maker

Through the years of being a moderator. I've found out a few good tips on being a great MM. Some of you experts may already know this from being a MM but this may be new to a few others.

Search Before You Post
The number one rule is search before you post. MM hate to be stolen from. A great way to search is search through the search bar at the top of each dealspl.us page. Let's say you are about to post a Logitech MK320 Keyboard Combo from Staples. The best way to search if another user has posted this before is by searching "site:staples.com MK320" on the deals tab. You could use the same concept to other deals and products.



Posting a COMPLETE Deal
Posting a complete deal is very important. Users on dealspl.us hate to see incomplete deals, like no $ in front of the price, or no image on your deals. I've noticed quite a few users post incomplete titles like "PIXMA MP495 Wireless" instead of "Canon Pixma MP495 Wireless Printer" on dealspl.us. This in my opinion makes a world of difference. When people search "Canon Printer" the first title would not show up because it doesn't have the two most important words on the title.



HTML Tags
HTML tags makes your deal user friendly. If your deal say has a coupon code. It might be wise for the MM to bold the coupon code to stand out and make it clear for the user. (Let's say you want to bold dealspl.us, the HTML tag for bolding is <b>dealspl.us</b>). Another common HTML tag that we use is links for a sale page. For example if American Eagle has a huge sale on clearance items then it might be a good idea to link "Outerwear" "Sweaters" etc. Lets say you want to link the outerwear ( <a href="YOUR LINK GOES HERE">Outerwear</a> ) Its much cleaner and much easier for users.



After Posting
This in my opinion is a the most important step of being a successful money maker (making more $$$). This is a concept of Google search but it also works here on dealspl.us, the higher your search result is the more clicks you'll get. Let's say I posted a deal on "Canon Powershot A3300". After I posted the camera deal, I search "Canon camera" or "digital camera" on the search bar on top dealspl.us to make sure I'm at least the top 3 in search bar so when users search those key words on dealspl.us your deal will be featured as the top 3 camera. Its pretty easy to do this, all you have to do is to check the deals above you to make sure if its working or not. If you've tested out the deal and its not working then simply flag it expired or leave a comment like "this deal has expired" or "this coupon has expired". This concept works well with coupon pages too. If you've posted an awesome coupon and there are a few coupons ahead of you, we highly recommend checking the coupons above of you to see if it has expired, if it has expired, just leave a comment "expired" on the coupon page and the moderator on duty will take care of it. (Please don't take advantage of this as we do verify and check the expired coupons).


TOTOOO posted Jan 30, 2012
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catchersmom
What a great post, I will utilize many of these tips
catchersmom (rep: 19.7k) posted Jan 31, 2012
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FibroMom
Thank you - Some AWESOME Hints and Tips! There were a few I wasn't even aware of! GREAT Post! :)
FibroMom (rep: 175k) posted Jan 31, 2012
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glwrks
Thanks:) I'm tickled PINK and will try these tips!
glwrks (rep: 121k) posted Jan 31, 2012
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rtanner
Hey thanks I was actually wondering how to make stuff BOLD
rtanner (rep: 1.32k) posted Jan 31, 2012
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chuckydealpl
Thanks for info. I wish there were more HTML tag tips. Maybe someone can add it to this section.
chuckydealpl (rep: 40.5k) posted Jan 31, 2012
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nimase85
You can replace the "b" with an "i" if you want italic or replace it with a 'u' for underline
nimase85 (rep: 15.7k) posted Jan 31, 2012
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Mishumoshu
Thanks for the information. Hope you manage to learn these things.
Mishumoshu (rep: 9.44k) posted May 02, 2012
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LindaKNor
Very informative. I didn't know we could use html.
LindaKNor (rep: 12.8k) posted Jan 18, 2013
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LokaFreeThings2
I've noticed the site is catching a lot more of the duplicate deal links now too! Helps decrease the dup posts a lot!
LokaFreeThings2 (rep: 2.96k) posted Jan 18, 2013
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additc
I hate how they want you to post sales rather than deals on individual products.
additc (rep: 1.77k) posted Jan 18, 2013
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praveensapkota
TOTOOO is AWESOME :)
praveensapkota (rep: 51.7k) posted Jan 18, 2013
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Nellysg
Thanks for the information! Will become very useful later!
Nellysg (rep: 69.9k) posted Jan 18, 2013
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supercouponingmo
Thanks for the information. I will defiantly use this.
supercouponingmo (rep: 6.69k) posted Jan 18, 2013
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bbattag
These are some great tips. Funny that 1 person thumbed it down. lol. Why?!
bbattag (rep: 6.75k) posted Jan 18, 2013
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mnvikings11
I was wondering how the big guys do it, so thanks, now I can make more $$$$.
mnvikings11 (rep: 7.56k) posted Jan 19, 2013
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corockies17
Thank you I was curious how this worked.
corockies17 (rep: 208) posted Jan 20, 2013
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Rosaura1234
Very good and useful,thanks.
Rosaura1234 (rep: 684) posted Jan 21, 2013
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nararal
great post,very useful tips,
nararal (rep: 194) posted Jan 21, 2013
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saramor
nice info.
saramor (rep: 703) posted Jan 30, 2013
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xptrish
Going to practice the HTML,I keep messing it up somehow. Arrrg.
xptrish (rep: 70.9k) posted Jan 30, 2013
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MdavidK30
GREAT WAY to remind folks how to post deals here! Thanks!
MdavidK30 (rep: 3.56k) posted Jan 30, 2013
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Gaylesheerin
seldom search before i post, great suggestions!
Gaylesheerin (rep: 334) posted Jan 30, 2013
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xptrish
So glad for this post. Can't say Thank You enough!
xptrish (rep: 70.9k) posted Jan 31, 2013
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lilywow
Thank you for the informative post. This definitely helps
lilywow (rep: 8.33k) posted Feb 02, 2013
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Durr21
Thanks for posting this! It really does help to know about these especially for the new-comers.
Durr21 (rep: 3.44k) posted Feb 02, 2013
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WideAnglePhoto
Love this, so very helpful!!! Thanks for sharing how to do some of the things I was wondering how to do! Are you reading my mind? ;)
WideAnglePhoto (rep: 31.3k) posted Feb 04, 2013
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bellaBG
thank you for how to search a dup post
bellaBG (rep: 42) posted Feb 04, 2013
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nicole56
Thanks for sharing such a wonderful information. Really helpful as I am new to dealsplua.
nicole56 (rep: 974) posted Feb 05, 2013
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xptrish
Finally got used to it,took long enough,bet half those views were mine,lmao
xptrish (rep: 70.9k) posted Feb 10, 2013
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erick99
All good stuff!
erick99 (rep: 17.2k) posted Feb 11, 2013
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mcjung
Great tips. Thank you.
mcjung (rep: 4.98k) posted Feb 12, 2013
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mcjung
Thanks for the great tips.
mcjung (rep: 4.98k) posted Feb 13, 2013
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Skycarter
Great post. There's alot of useful tips in there.
Skycarter (rep: 766) posted Feb 19, 2013
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c143696
thak you
c143696 (rep: 9) posted Feb 19, 2013
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alicepattinson
Thank you so much for this post!
alicepattinson (rep: 63) posted Feb 19, 2013
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mnvikings11
I've now used this info & I'm really making a living doing this, since I'm retired & need something to do with my time besides my 2 kids.
mnvikings11 (rep: 7.56k) posted Feb 22, 2013
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saramor
What a nice article! Thanks for yr efforts to post.
saramor (rep: 703) posted Feb 27, 2013
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ajitchirme
Thanks for sharing!
ajitchirme (rep: 35) posted Jul 09, 2013
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YesBoss
Thanks For Adding This Section Again
YesBoss (rep: 30.8k) posted Jul 09, 2013
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rugsville
Thanks for sharing your great ideas, hope it would work for me.
rugsville (rep: 14) posted Jul 16, 2013
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lotuslove19
Thanks for sharing the tips!
lotuslove19 (rep: 7.67k) posted Jul 19, 2013
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CatherineChen
Thanks! It is very useful.
CatherineChen (rep: 95) posted Jul 21, 2013
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yanwill
Thanks. I will learn how to post deals.
yanwill (noob) posted Jul 21, 2013
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funnyJ
Useful tips.Thank you!
funnyJ (rep: 12) posted Jul 25, 2013
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Nina_J
Very helpful, thanks
Nina_J (noob) posted Jul 25, 2013
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Annie123123
Thank you!!
Annie123123 (rep: 2) posted Jul 26, 2013
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