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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Relaxed, Refreshed, Renewed

And ready to leave for another couple of weeks.

Not yet.

The tough job of getting back into a rhythm of posting to my blogs, when I have other tasks to pursue, is not at the top of my list.

Top of Internet list.

Clean up Bastiat Free University internet higher education site to prepare for end of beta - June 29.

Set up more pages for Speculation Rules anti- investment advice main site.

Get a Spanish translation for several pages of different sites - Junior Partner - BFU (esl & efl) - and Silent Partner including meta tags; then submit to Spanish language search engines. Chinese simple and French to follow. This task is not at the top of the list for a reason.

Get a post on each of my blogs to re-start my engines.

This post is done now, onto the others.

Speculation Rules - anti investment blog

Prayer Chapel - twice a week - Wed & Sun

A Sovereign Speculator - Rants and political insights

BFU update journal - good things happening here

Entrepreneurial Business e-learning - rediscovery of the pleasures of a self directed life

And maybe a dozen other projects.

This is on top of my normal schedule.

If you want to get something done - give the job to a busy person - they know how to schedule.

Today - This one post and normal duties are enough.

Tomorrow the world

or maybe the day after.


Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The journey of a thousand miles

Starts with getting out of bed.

I'm off to see new things and consider some new Internet service business opportunities.

Perhaps I will have a new journal entry for you when I return.

Internet business opportunities - honest work from home

But I suspect I am more likely to return to giving small business advice than pushing internet business opportunities. Advice, stories, and experiences that may help you succeed - that is what I am best at - that is what I enjoy.

Read those favorite posts to the right for a taste.

We shall see in a week or three. Subscribe to our RSS feed ( if you use a news aggregator like "My Yahoo." You will then be one of the first to see our next post. Click on the orange button to the far right of our URL if your aggregator is automatic.

Until then concentrate on what is most important.

Enjoying your life!

I'm out and about --



Sunday, May 07, 2006

Advertise Your Information Product With Clickbank

Consider advertising your digital product online;

Or perhaps testing a new way for you as a vendor to augment your existing online advertising.

With Google and Overture ads you pay per click (ppc) to get exposure as an Internet business. If this generates a positive ROI there is no reason to discontinue it.

There is however another option that is less labor intensive than constructing, testing, and maintaining ppc ads. Use tens of thousands of Clickbank affiliates to sell your product - on a commission only basis.

I have recently signed up as a publisher with Clickbank, an Internet advertising company that does it the old fashioned way. Clickbank pays commissions on actual sales.

Clickbank is a reputable company - and with no incentive to control clicks. If your product doesn't sell, you don't pay. This is a low maintenance Internet business opportunity that has no costs, unless you are generating cash flow.

A click on one of the Clickbank advertisements on a publisher's website generates a visit to your site. If you convert the sale, you pay the commission that you have determined.

This week I will be replacing some of the ppc ads in my new personal finance and investment
site with Clickbank vendor's advertisements and testing their effectiveness.

From what I have seen Clickbank vendor Ads should be good both for me as a publisher, and for you as an advertiser.

If you are selling a product consider testing Clickbank Internet advertising media.

Greater profits are a good thing.


Saturday, May 06, 2006

Business Opportunity In A Home Based Business

A small business run as a home business, can it make money?

If you are looking for a work at home opportunity, Internet businesses are not the only choice.

As an independent salesman with a home based business - Ross Rayburn has done very well. Ross graciously shares his small business experience in this interview.

A business opportunity can be created that fits you - by you. Internet businesses can make money - and can provide income - but be careful.

There are a lot of scams out there, avoid promises of free, no work, tested systems. The only people these work for are the creators of the systems, and only sometimes for them.

After over a year on the net and playing with all sorts of programming, I realize that there were short cuts to Internet business opportunities - but there is still a price to be paid.

If you are willing to do the work, Internet businesses can be started in a reasonable period of time with a minimum of regulation. Just avoiding red tape makes your Internet business a better opportunity than many brick and mortar businesses.

There are opportunities to combine the internet with network marketing. Most take a large amount of time for little positive return. After eight months of research I have found one worth pursuing -
it has a free trial period - and appears quite flexible.

You might want to check this online business opportunity that I have just started with my daughter.

there are also several reasonable approaches to profiting from an internet business opportunity that is fully web based. The best two seem to be contextual advertising and affiliate marketing. Long term success in either will be dependent on your constructing a useful site with reasonable content.

Rather than just starting a blog and learning through your mistakes - like I have done - research and perhaps purchase some useful software tools. There are a lot of free tools available on the Internet also, but they take lots of time to discover and master.

A group that sells top notch internet business tools, but offers a lot of free net marketing information is SiteSell. You could spend months learning from what they offer for free. If you then see value in their tools - pick them up.

This next link will take you to a page that lists some of their free information. Consider it an introduction to their Internet marketing tutorial resource pages.

SiteSell could save you a year or more of misdirected effort, at no or little cost.

It is about more than internet business opportunity success.

It is about Your future!


Tuesday, May 02, 2006

It's Over

Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.

Zig Ziglar

Our lives can become far to complex.

We waste energy and time regretting the past and day dreaming about the future.

What we do right now is what will form our future.

If you have dreams, spend a bit of time making them into specific goals with a time line - write them down - do something now. After one task it will become a new now - do the task then that will move you toward your dreams.

It is easy to spend your life outside the present, and that almost guarantees the future will be an event to avoid also.

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do a simple task toward your goal right now.

It is a new now once that is done - do another task.

You will probably eat tons of food in your remaining life - one bite at a time. Live your life the same way. Live life one task at a time.

If what you eat helps determine what you will be physically - the tasks you do now help determine what you can successfully become as a person.


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