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Here’s the Perfect Tool For Lazy People Like Me!

Here’s the Perfect Tool For Lazy People Like Me! In 1984, I built a little program to automate all of my repetive tasks. It was a “macro recorder” and everyone had one back then. They simplified such things as: Logging on to your local BBS (bulletin board system — for you kiddies). Editing text in…

The Hidden Powers of A Story

The Hidden Powers of A Story No one ever objects to a hidden command. These are instructions that enter your reader’s mind on a subconscious level. They don’t even know they are being influenced. It doesn’t even register. While there are almost a dozen ways to use hidden commands, here is my favorite: Storytelling While…

Are Readers Stealing Your Affiliate Profits?

Are Readers Stealing Your Affiliate Profits? There are many dishonest people on the internet, and chances are some of them are your readers. If you have been selling books for Amazon or some other merchant, I guarantee you that your affiliate checks are coming up short. How do I know? Because it was happening to…

Profitable Subscription Model

Profitable Subscription Model Here is an interesting article on how Classmates.com made the subscription model profitable for their company. My favorite key point: “Content must be unique and useful.” I talk about this at length in my book, because it will mean the difference between success and failure for *your* blog. “If customers are not…

The One Secret Every Blogger Should Know!

The One Secret Every Blogger Should Know! I want to explain some concepts in hypnotic marketing. In fact, I am mulling over the possibility of using my powers on you. If that is a problem for you, don’t continue reading this entry. STOP now. But you can’t — can you? You have to read on…

The End of Warchalking

The End of Warchalking Wi-fi networks continue to expand and grow. A wi-fi network can be thought of as a shared, wireless, broadband connection — allowing neighbors, friends and sometimes complete strangers to use the same DSL or cable connection. Of course the telcoms are having a fit. Can you imagine a whole neighborhood using…

Trade It On Trodo!

Trade It On Trodo! My ingenious friend, John Rhodes of WebWord has started a new Company called Trodo. What is Trodo? It is the Ebay of BARTER! If you are a cheap, frugal bastard like me. Check it out! [URL: Trade It On Trodo! ]

GoldBlogger Is Climbing

GoldBlogger Is Climbing GoldBlogger.com is climbing the search result charts. In fact we are now #22, which is at the top of page 2, when you enter blog and money into Google and perform a search. Slowly but surely I am climbing the charts. Search engine optimization works!

Interview With Meg

Interview With Meg Meg Hourihan, co-founder of Blogger.com, talks about blogging’s infancy, how content has changed and why pervasive blogging is just around the corner. [URL: Hewlett-Packard “M Pulse” — “Penny for your thoughts” ]

Making Money in Politics

Making Money in Politics The internet is playing a growing role in politics. Voters are reporting that they are going online to find information about issues and candidates. Well if politics floats your boat, can you think of ways to make a buck with a blog? Areas that would be ripe include: State Politics: This…