I wanted to tell you about my opinion on the wpmage program for auto blogging via wordpress, using ebay, overstock, amazon and adsense to monetize the sites. I mentioned it in another thread and there were some questions and I didn't want to confuse the issue or hijack the thread so hopefully I'll be able to answer the questions here.
I started wpmage as a beta tester for Greg Jacobs, the creator of the system. I met him right here on the WF and quickly discovered he is a straight-up guy. I've tried other auto blogging programs without success so I thought 'what the heck?', it could be good. I'm glad I did.
First of all, the WPmage system is a program that offers 3 wordpress plugins that work together to create a powerful system of pulling content from article directories and yahoo and product from amazon, ebay and overstock. If you like adsense you can also use that. I primarily use ebay so my review will focus on that.
As I said, there are three: affiliate mage, content mage and posting mage. These can be added to any wordpress site, or used with the autoblogging function of wpmage to create brand new sites.
The affiliate mage and content mage can be used manual operation --- i.e., you can manually input the code in any post to monetize as mentioned above. However, the posting mage plugin is the brains that automate the system; it works with the other two plugins to create what I think is an awesome platform for autoblogging and for monetizing your blogs.
CPmage - The autoblogging feature:
CP stands for "control panel" and that's what this part of the software does. It becomes the control panel for installing a multitude of sites. You can update the sites, delete them ... whatever, from the control panel.
The ability to create blogs quickly is what a lot of people like although that is not why I love the program. With CPmage you can install a wordpress blog, with complete monetization and content ... thousands of posts if you want to ... within minutes. It is like having wp-o-matic and caffienated content on steriods with a lot more control over what you're doing. Whiz bang and its done. (No, it isn't at all like these two programs. I just mention them because that's what I was using prior to getting the wpmage system.)
All of the plugins are installed and activated ... not just the mage-related plugins, but plugins that are required for seo, spam control, social bookmarking, etc. You do not have to install a single plugin.
WPmage - The autobuilding feature:
If you don't want to use the steriods ... there's a program for you, too (my favorite). It also creates the wordpress site almost instantly, installing all the plugins just as mentioned above. The only difference in this and the CPmage is that you install the mage program on a site-by-site basis. Other than that it has the same power as the CPmage.
Greg refers to the above systems: manual, cpmage and wpmage as "paths". When you purchase the mage system you are given the option to choose any of the above paths to creating your own system. You are not locked into any one path ... you can choose any or all. It is a flexible program.
Oh, and another thing ... you can install the mage system on as many domains as you want to ... no limits whatsoever.
Now, to answer the questions raised in the other thread:
I have built 30 "mage" sites since I started in August of this year. The first month I had an income of around $150 from the sites -- I don't really count this as my first month because I was busy building sites and didn't expect any income at all. (Greg says it takes about 4 weeks to start seeing income). In September the income had increased to $350 and this month I have already made $600+. From the way my eBay report looks I should pass $1000 by month's end.
And, one thing I should tell you here (not for sympathy, but to just let you know how impressive this is), I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October and have had surgery. I've had little time to build or work on sites. The October income has been totally passive.
Another question that was asked was about the seo -- If you build your site with either the cpmage or wpmage automatic program, the site will have all the plugins installed and enabled to SEO your site.
Also .. regarding content: you don't have to create any content if you don't want to. The program pulls content from article sites and yahoo. I do because I write and like to create. It takes me a lot longer to build sites, too. So, I don't advise doing that unless you can wait to start earning money. There are other beta testers who have made a lot more money than I have and they do it just like Greg says to do it.
Well, that's my review of the wpmage system. No affiliation at all ... just a review from a satisfied customer.