Monday, June 14, 2010


Every one of us is an expert on something. Chances are, through trial and error, hard work, or blind luck, you have learned something practical. Something that has helped make your life a little easier. It saved you time. It saved you money. Maybe it saved your marriage; maybe your life.

What you discovered is too helpful to keep to yourself. You want to share it. You think, "Others should benefit from this."

Now you can help others help themselves.
Welcome to Daytipper. Every day, content is added to this site that has helped someone before. The content here can help you. The editorial staff at Daytipper does not create the content found on this site. People like you do.
If you have a tip that is insightful, helpful, and original, we will publish it. You write the content. We share it with the world.


Daytipper was established in 2005 by colleagues that share a common goal: develop a service that allows the global community to submit and share tips, information, advice, and ideas. Founded by experienced veterans of the Internet and publishing industries, our mission is two-fold: assemble a popular and useful collection of tips, and allow everyone to contribute.

Nathan Preheim, Principal

Product Management, Strategic Planning & Business Operations
Prior to founding Daytipper, Nathan worked as a project manager for a variety of pioneering Internet dot com's in San Francisco (Bigstep) and Santa Barbara (SupplySolution, DigitalMed). Leading teams, providing direction, and ensuring client satisfaction were his primary tasks.

Nathan started Daytipper because he believes that many people have personal anecdotes that they are willing to share, but lack an easy method to do so.

Nathan is a graduate of Creighton University and the University of Nebraska and holds degrees in psychology, management of information systems, and planning.

Tyler Munson, Partner
Brand Strategy & Design

Tyler brings nearly 10 years experience as an art director to Daytipper. As a partner, he is responsible for all aspects of branding and design for the company, and led the design of the Daytipper brand and corporate website. He is also an active marketing and product planning voice for the company.

Tyler also operates the San Francisco-based design and branding firm munsonDesign. munsonDesign provides a variety of print and online services to companies including Gap, Oracle, Palm and music producer Paul Oakenfold.

Tyler’s work has led to the award of a patent, with others pending, and he has received recognition by Newsweek as an early web innovator. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, with a B.S. in Advertising and a B.F.A. in Graphic Design.

How can I learn from the tips published at Daytipper?
There are three major ways to find helpful tips at Daytipper. On the home page, the most recently published tips are right there waiting. Or, find tips grouped by subject on the column to the left. Below that, there is a search box where you can search by content, too. Simply enter the terms you are looking for, and click ‘Submit,’ and the matching results will show up.

I see a lot of great content here.  Can I create my own collection of favorite tips at Daytipper?
Yes. You will need to register with a valid email address and password. After registering, you can mark each tip you find helpful for later reference. These tips are then stored within the “My Favorites” page.

How do I share these useful tips with family and friends?
Daytipper makes it easy to share our tips. See a tip that you think someone would enjoy? Click on the Forward to a Friend button at the bottom-right corner of all tips, and complete the quick form. The tip will then be promptly delivered to your friends’ inbox.
Don’t worry about submitting your own or anyone else’s email to us. We keep all email address entered on Daytipper to ourselves. We promise.

Who submits these tips?
Users just like you have submitted great tips for readers to benefit from. They have experienced things in all facets of life and you are the beneficiary. We have found that everyone has something of value to teach. Harnessing the resource of others has provided you with great content.

Does EVERY tip submitted get published?

We have a professional editorial staff that looks at each and every tip submitted. For it to be published, it must meet relevance and originality criteria, as well as other usability parameters deemed by Daytipper.

You seem to have a lot of subjects covered. Is there content I WON’T find here?
Daytipper strives to be a site that is 100% safe for the entire family. You will not find any content of an “adult” nature, nor will you find anything that is patently dangerous to any person or unlawful to any local, state, or federal regulations found in the United States. There is also no content that aids or abets criminal or unlawful activity in any way.

What’s this I hear about monthly cash prizes?
At the end of every month, Daytipper offers cash prizes of $100, $75, and $50 to the top three tip authors with the most published tips in a given month.

Do I get credit for my accepted and published tips?
You may choose to have your name and town displayed with your tip, or you can choose total and complete anonymity.

What kind of time frame can I expect for decisions regarding publishing?
You can expect a decision, via email, on whether or not your tip has been accepted for publish within a couple of business days. The date of publish can vary depending on the number of tips in the publish queue. Some tips will be accepted and then published quickly - on the next day. Other tips will take slightly longer - perhaps a couple of weeks - before they are published.

Do I retain usage and intellectual property rights to my submitted tips?
Submitters do relinquish all rights, copyrights, and intellectual property rights, implied or otherwise, to Daytipper for every tip submitted, regardless of publication or payment status. Whether published or not, Daytipper gains all copyright, usage, and intellectual property rights to the content entered by any and all users who click “Submit” on the Submit A Tip page.

What if I don’t like the decision about my tip? Is there any one I can contact?

Yes. Simply use the Contact Us page, and fill out the fields for contact info for you, as well as your concerns. We will contact you by your chosen method (email or phone call) as soon as possible.

Submitted Tip:

A Submitted Tip is any content entered into the Tip Description box that passes the following requirements. There is a 500-character limit, so most tips will easily fit in the Tip Submission box. Each tip must have a title (50 character limit), and the appropriate category chosen.

Carefully review all your information before clicking ‘Next,’ including the Authorship Credit radio button marking your desired credit. Also make sure you have checked the “Agreement to Terms” box. No tip will be accepted if this box is not checked.

Once all these requirements are met, click ‘Next,’ and the following page you see will be your payment verification screen. Your method of payment you chose when you registered will be automatically selected, but you can change your preference for any individual tip you submit. After you confirm your method and click the ‘Submit A Tip’ button, it goes into our data bank for review.

An Important Reminder: A SUBMITTED tip does NOT mean it has been ACCEPTED FOR PAYMENT.
To ensure Daytipper offers premium quality content, our editors must REVIEW your tip and decide whether or not it meets our criteria for publication. Daytipper has the right to refuse any tip for any reason. Any tip submitted to Daytipper becomes the intellectual property of Daytipper, which can use it at any time for any reason.

Accepted Tip (Pending Publish):
A Submitted Tip that passes the requirements of, but not limited to, proper titling and labeling, originality, usefulness, and other criteria, will be given the status of an Accepted Tip. An Accepted Tip means that it has been approved and will be published. Some Accepted Tips will be published on the next business day. Other Accepted Tips will take longer before they are published. It just depends on the tip, the tip category, and the number of tips already in the publish queue. Daytipper reserves and retains the right to use any Accepted Tip in any way the site deems fit, for an infinite amount of time.

Published Tip:
Once an Accepted Tip appears on Daytipper in any form to users other than editors, owners, staff, or other agents of, it takes on the status of a Published Tip. Published Tips, like Submitted Tips and Accepted Tips, become the intellectual property of, which may use it at any time for any reason.

In rare cases, a Published Tip may be removed from Daytipper at the behest of the editors or ownership of, or a third party before payment is disbursed. In such a case, the tip that previously had both Accepted and Published status will have its status marked as Submitted. At a later time, the tip may regain Accepted and Published status. If it regains Published status, the submitter will not receive additional compensation.

Any time the status of any given tip changes, an email informing the submitter as such will be sent to the email address provided by the submitter. 

For more informations, please visit DayTipper

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