Yes you read it right.
Its possible to make money from Orkut, using OpenSocial.
What is OpenSocial?
How do I create social apps using OpenSocial?
What resources do I need to create an OpenSocial gadget?
Now coming back to the topic, how do you earn the money?
Many of you might be thinking that, nobody can make good income by developing and monetizing the gadgets. But hey there are some gadgets which are so viral and many people use it, so I hope atleast those guys who developed such viral applications will surly earn a good income from it.
Just come up with an innovative idea, which can be converted into a gadget and which will be very much useful for Orkut users. Finally put it into action. There is a lot of difference in coming up with an idea and putting it into action. Learn some basics of programing and then refer to the huge documentation by Google and convert your idea into a gadget.
You can make money by developing gadgets even for FaceBook, Hi5 etc. But Orkut started using OpenSocial recently.
Watch the video for more clarification and proof.
Can I make money on Orkut?
Here is what in the video:-
The lawyers are working out the details, but here are our basic principles:
- Canvas page belongs to the app – keep money you earn there.
- Advertiser happiness – they want some control over where their message is displayed.
- Profile page is user’s face to the world – we should only show content that user has authored or put there.
[We can already see ads in the gadget canvas page of Orkut.]
Now you can start from here to learn from the basic, how to develop a gadget. We hope it won’t take a lot of time to come up with a simple, sample gadget. But remember, all gadgets will go a strict review by Orkut team and they let only those gadgets that they think are valuable for Orkut members.
So invest some time in getting an innovative idea and then start executing it or just start learning about creating the gadget and in the process of learning you will get some good idea(that’s how it works with me).
What I feel is, to get an application viral effect, we need to solve a user problem or provide a very useful application(gadget). If we just come up with a very innovative gadget and if it does not solve any user problem or needs then it will just be in the list of innovative gadgets and not on the users profile.