Monday, December 14, 2009

What is Web Traffic?

Prior to understanding how web traffic works, you must know what web traffic is. Basically web traffic is the information that is sent by the online users or ‘Netizens’ on any website. It is dependent on the amount of netizens visiting the website. So, the more they visit that website, the more the web traffic would be. Web traffic entails looking at the popular pages of a website in a particular region. Enhanced number of visitors to a webpage would lead to web traffic. In other words, the popularity of a website can be measured by tracking the web traffic.

‘Hits’ is the term that is associated with web traffic. When a user searches for a popular keyword and hits your website or views its page, as a consequence the web traffic increases.

If you want to analyze web traffic, you must look at the traffic in the web server that is hosting the website.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Certified Cash Club Review

There are numerous ideas and ways to make money online. And there are an equal number of clubs which will claim to guide you in a step by step manner to reach your ultimate destination – to make money easily. Once you join their membership, you see that the promises they made start falling apart and you might achieve success once you have spent a great deal of time understanding the basics of Internet Marketing.

Amongst this plethora of money making clubs, Certified Cash Club in one of the better ones that has many satisfied customers. The club acts like a teacher, mentor and a buddy, who will take your hand walk with you throughout the road to success.

It begins right from teaching you the language that is common in the world of Internet Marketing. But it actually shines more than the rest because you become skilled at your business once you have achieved success. Not only the newbie, but even the most skilled Internet Marketers can benefit from its money making engines. So not only you are earning good money, you are also learning. If a newbie can make $400-500 in a week’s time, a seasoned marketer can make thousands of dollars in the same time.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows

Are you tired of using your mouse? Don’t worry you can use the keyboard now to make your computer more interactive. Here are a few shortcuts which will help you a lot. I keep using them often.

Ctrl + C = Copy what you have selected

Ctrl + V = Paste what you have copied
In case you have to cut the selected entry then:

Ctrl + X

In case you want to undo a certain action then press:

Ctrl + Z

Ctrl + Y will re-do that action

If you want to delete something then just press ‘Delete’. However if you want to permanently delete the selected entry, press Shift + Del.

In case you want to rename the selected entry then simply press ‘F2’.

If you want to select more than one text or item, press ‘Shift + arrow key (any)’.

In case you want to search for a file or folder press ‘F3’.

‘Alt + F4’ will close the window or any program that is currently on display.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

When I Started Photography

When I started photography, I just saw it as a medium to capture moments which I liked the most. I never thought of looking at the greater scenario of background images or good lighting. But one thing I knew that if the scenery was good, the picture will definitely turn good. However, in this venture I lost many a good moments in illegible prints. No matter what your camera's brand is, it is important to look at other factors too. You must look at the background; how it will look and how much light is there. The intensity of light can make or mar your photograph. If there is too much light, your object may appear too bright. As a matter of fact the colors of the subject will appear brighter. The grass will appear light green and the water may appear more blue than required.

Then I just put my camera on a different mode, and took pictures. Then somebody told me that when you take the pictures, you should imagine the entire frame and focus on the subject you want to highlight. I am not a technical person but this has improved my photography a lot.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Make Money With Your Photos

Making money by selling your photos even before you pick up your digital camera. You have to look for what sells. You have to know what is it that the buyers are looking at. Buyers are looking at photos of architecture, art, asian, black, blue, summer, sun, sea, people, face, fashion, woman, youth, green etc. The wesite fotolia has some great tags for you to start on.

When you take a photograph, think as to who will be interested in them. Most of the images are used for advertising purposes or for illustrating them in magazines. For example Xmas is coming, so the advertising agencies will be looking for photos related to that. Indian Festival "Diwali" is also coming, so some companies may be looking for the Indian touch. Sometimes the photographers miss the event. But don't worry as your photos will be used anyways. Just keep uploading them in the relevant sites.

Pile up your photos in the micro stock agencies. They will give you less money but your photos will get sold in bulk. So, for 200 photos you might get $100 only. But then it is worth it!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tips For Better Performance of Registry Cleaners

We all know that registry cleaners in computer fix most of the problems related to errors and speed issues in it. These programs keep up computer system’s registry from the attacks of the dangerous adware or spyware. But for the better performance of these software programs you must do some basic things.
• Use good registry cleaner software like RegCure or ACA Utilities.

• Maintain a regular backup of your registry.

• Schedule periodic scans of the registry.

• Upgrade the software regularly for new and better features.

So when you follow these things, the functioning of your registry cleaner is up, computer performs smoothly without hanging, and your computer fixes most of the slow speed problems.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Make Money From Digital Photography

Many people take photography seriously and turn their former hobbies into a profession. Often they don’t know how to start with this business and feel frustrated about their ignorance. But you can start minting money if you follow this passion diligently. You need access to a digital camera, some good software programs and internet connection. Here are a few ways:

1. Internet has sites which are called micro stock agencies where you can stack up your photos. These agencies provide low cost photographs to the clients. Sometimes the clients pay good price.

2. Whenever you decide on selling photographs, focus on a theme that attracts customers. People look for those photos which are related to their company’s profile. Photographs of models attract many clients.

3. There are many ebooks which will guide you. They have clear guidelines and easy-to-follow instructions.

4. How about joining online tutorials? There are numerous online tutorials and you can master your skills within a day.

5. Upload your photos in the micro stock agencies in JPEG format. Your pictures should be extremely clear and there should not be any granules. Clear your fuzzy picture before submitting with the help of Photoshop.

6. Give names to your photographs.

Friday, October 2, 2009


Computer freeze ups are such an annoyance, but they can be prevented. Here are a few ways of how to prevent a computer freeze up:
1. Most of the computer slow happens due to lack of RAM. Whenever you operate on the computer you use some of the available memory. So if you have opened many applications, all your memory is used and your computer freezes. So when your computer slows, try stopping these programs and use only a few at a time. In case you have less RAM, you can predict that with many applications on, your computer will freeze.

2. Go for routine maintenance. Your computer will work just like your car if it is maintained on a regular basis. Try to defragment your computer to gather all the data files which have moved away from each other over time. Additionally if your registry has many files which are not supposed to be included, it will take more time than usual for the requests to get fulfilled by the computer. This will surely lead to Computer Freeze ups. So, go for registry cleaning.

3. How about scanning for spyware and viruses? The spyware sucks away your RAM and even modifies your registry. Install an anti virus, which keeps updating on its own.

These simple warnings can predict that your computer will freeze up. If taken care of, your computer freeze will be a distant nightmare.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

COMPUTER FREEZES – Tips and Tricks on What to Do

Computer Freezes and the windows stop responding often. What are the main issues that cause this? They can an issue related to your software or drive. Sometimes Computer freezes due to issues related to the operating system. If your computer slow then it may be possible that it is overheated. Have you checked whether the problem is due to hardware malfunction or hardware failure?

How will you detect that your computer has frozen? The best way is to press the Num Lk button present on the keyboard and see whether the light associated with it turns off or on. In case the light is responding, press ctrl + alt + del and try to end the program via task manager. In computer freezing has occurred due to software, then try to update your computer with the latest software. If computer slow is due to the driver, ensure that you have the recent drivers for the main devices in your computer. If computer freezes due to OS, ensure latest updates are installed. If computer freezes due to overheating, examine its power supply and check its fan. Ensure that the CPU is not very hot.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Computer Crash - Reboot Computer

When your computer crashes, often you get worried on how to reboot computer and get it started. Reboot computer means to restart it. In this you reload the OS. If your computer freezes, this doesn’t mean that your computer has stopped functioning. It could be possible that you are having either a computer crash or a program crash.

- There are many answers to the problem. You can reboot computer by returning to the factory setting.

- You can go like this: Start> Run> type – msconfig> press – launch system restore. After this take that date on which your computer was working.

- Apart from this you can create another boot disc from a system of the similar model or you can use its restore CD.

- Move the mouse, (which usually don’t take the command). So use your keyboard and press ctrl+alt+del buttons together. Now the task manager will open. “End Task” of the application which is not responding – one by which your computer froze.

Monday, September 28, 2009

How To Solve Windows Problem and Solution

The computer is a machine and eventually it may have some or the other technical problems. So the key is to keep your computer in a position to keep it running. You can easily prevent issues with the Windows computer by performing a periodic maintenance. You must vacuum clean it once in a while so as to remove the dust from within the PC.

So the first step is why to buy a new one. How about speeding the one you already have. Often you can actually speed up your computer with cheaper options. The best way to improve your computer’s speed is to have enough memory space and your hard drive space should also be increased.

Yet another windows problem is that they crash due to power fluctuations. Protect your computer from power fluctuations. Try to get a small battery back up for it. This way your computer will run even though your power is gone.

My computer often got into problem especially if I opened sites that were not legitimate. So the PC must have Firewall and an Antivirus Software. This will keep the hackers out of your computer and also keep the viruses at bay.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

How Registry Cleaners Enhance your Computers

Ever wondered why buy a registry cleaner for your PC? Well, here is the answer. Registry Cleaners are capable of increasing the speed and performance of your systems.

As you know, your computer encounters a lot of errors during registration processes, there may be malicious files, and may have problem reading the files during registry. So a registry cleaner is the best possible option for your system. This software scans the system’s registry and identifies the files. The corrupted files and unnecessary files are cleaned up from the system’s memory and clean up your computer fast. Immediately after this process you see that your system starts performing more quickly and efficiently.

You can download the top registry cleaner software programs by paying for it or even for free!

Friday, September 25, 2009

World of Warcraft Sytem Requirements to Play WoW

Did you know that World of Warcraft is by far the most popular computer game that has emerged on the market shelves? But what is it that makes the game so interesting? It is basically the systems low requirements. Its manufacturers Blizzard Entertainment saw to the fact that even thought there are high amount of graphic customization available to the player there are low system requirements.

The World of Warcraft game pack is completely compatible with the Windows as well as Mac. You can even play the game in some Linux computers. The OS needed for the Window’s computer is Windows XP or Vista. Intel Pentium 4, 1.3 GHz processor is need. Additionally it needs a 3D graphics Processor.
For Macs, you require Mac OS x 10.4.11 operating system, an Intel Core Duo Processor or Power PC G5, 1.6 GHz. The RAM should be at least 1 GB. But 2 GB is preferred.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Top 4 Reasons Of Computer Crashes

One of the most common and annoying problems for the people who use PC is computer crashes. The issue is extremely frustrating mostly because of the fact that the programs which were running well have now stopped. Did you know that Window's Vista happens to be Microsoft's most stable OS? But alas, even it has some bugs. However computer crashes are not solely related to your operating system. It is you, the user who has to share the blame. There are several reasons for your computer crashes:

1. First reason can be attributed to your computer being too hot. This means that one of the hardware pieces inside your computer has been producing enormous amounts of heat. But your computer can manage heat pretty well. It is the dust that will form a layer around your hardware which will then insulate it. The heat will not be able to escape resulting in a computer crash.
2. It could be possible that your system drive is malfunctioning.
3. The computer has an internal power supply. In case you have a bad power supply, the RAM and the graphic card inside begin to malfunction.
4. If your computer has corrupt files, then you are gone! Sometimes you download some programs from the net which are categorized as malware. They are badly coded and once they are removed from the computer, they error filled tags which are also called corrupt files. If such a program damages your registry file, your computer crashes.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

World of Warcraft - mmorpg

The multi-player gaming principles that are used in the World of Warcraft can be used in the business world too. This was reported after a research that was conducted by Deloitte. It stated that the organizations can learn a great deal from the gamers across the world which shows so much innovation, and collaboration amongst each other.

This is because the gamers are dealing with an environment that is changi8ng all the time and is so uncertain all the time. They keep looking for the new techniques and new strategies that can prove to be quite relevant to the world of business.

For this Deloitte used the example of knowledge economy, that is coming up around the world and include discussion forums, wikis, databases and some instructional videos also.

Researchers found out that millions of participants around the world have been interacting energetically. This helped them in increasing their rate of performance in the game.

This sharing has been looked upon as institutional innovation as the gamers are using spreadsheets to compile the data to work more effectively.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Free Registry Cleaner

What are the most common causes of Windows crashes and error messages? It is the problems with the Windows Registry. There are many reasons for the registry problems. This includes:

  • references that are left behind the uninstallation,
  • software remove in an incorrect fashion,
  • corrupt hardware drives,
  • Start up programs which have been orphaned.
All these things increase the size of the registry resulting in your computer to slow down. The slow down occurs because the windows will then require more and more time to load, search and read the data from the Registry.

The Regicleanse Registry Cleaner scans your window registry for any of the invalid information. After scanning it provides you with a list of errors found which also include any obsolete information. So once these errors are fixed, your system starts running faster and becomes more stable. To ensure maximum safety, Regicleanse makes a back up of the repaired enteries. Therefore you can restore any changes that are made while using the software. Regicleanse is free from spyware and adware.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Registry Cleaner and Optimizer

Registry cleaning is an issue with most of the people who use computer. Everybody wants to securely clean and repair the registry issues as quickly as possible and possibly with just a click. Regular registry cleaning makes your system more stable. It makes your computer work fast and there is a reduction of error messages. At times error messages are completely eliminated from the system. The Windows crashes are commonly caused due to faulty Windows registry. But now you can scan your PC and come to know about the problems with the help of the Registry Cleaner and Optimizer. It promises to eliminate the computer errors for eternity.

Each Microsoft Windows OS contains a registry that holds lots of data about your computer. After using the PC for some time, its functionality starts getting affected. There is a discernible difference in speed and numerous deadlock errors show up. All this can be very annoying. Did you know that is due to the presence of invalid entries? On removing these entries your PC will start working well. Now you can effortlessly fix the problem in your computer with the help of Registry Cleaner and Optimizer.

The Registry Cleaner and Optimizer is a simple yet very effective solution for your PC. It smoothes the function of the PC while fixing the invalid registry entries that are located in the Windows Registry. Its new technology will optimize the speed of the PC. It is perhaps the most popular registry cleaner in the market and also very easy to use.

World of Warcraft

Luke Brown’s World of Warcraft Gold Secrets guide tells about the fact that there are latest techniques to make WOW Gold by using legal methods. This is a complete guide that contains 170 pages and includes info on how to make money in the game. The book written by Luke Brown is very easy to understand. The layout of the book is very similar to the real WOW.

People are often confused by the complexities involved in the game. They do not understand the simple steps involved in the game. The World of Warcraft Gold Secrets guide virtually guides you in a step by step process. It takes you easily through the Burning Crusade expansion which is located in the Outland Zones. If you want to extract maximum fun out of the World of Warcraft, you must have enough gold to purchase weapons and mounts. The mounts help you in progression of the game much faster.

The author explains that the companies which sell gold in the World of Warcraft are very cruel as far as protection of gold is concerned. The guide is far superior than most of the equivalent stuff. Its methods are easy to follow and can’t be found in the general forums. The guide is like a powerhouse of secrets containing loads of information and covering numerous aspects of the game. It reveals the precise details about definite gold making techniques. Other guides give a general description but World of Warcraft Gold Secrets guide will take you through each and every obstacle. This is a guide that can’t be missed by the WOW gamers.

Earn Money Out of Thin Air – is it possible?

The present thrust is on doing business or work from home itself. Of course, the Internet provides opportunities. But there is the pitfall as well. How to know who is reliable; for whom one can safely work awaiting results for the hard work. Besides plenty of pseudo money-making propositions also encircle us!

Naturally, therefore, one must be careful in choosing the right area and right type of persons and work earning money. The money you have to earn from thin air is a real possibility with Affiliate programs and products which are which are not yours. Let us examine how.

You offer your services to a person, a proprietor who produces some products and undertake to promote/sell for a commission ranging from 15 to 30 or even 35 percent.

Does it sound difficult? Not really. You are promoting a tested product in which the other person has a considerable stake. What exactly is your expenditure in this? Efforts to realize the amount?

Your expenditure and efforts are for creating only your own website and promote the product. You don’t manufacture or store the product. You take care of the advertisement in your own website and suitably promote the product. In fact you may even have an agreement with the manufacturer to sell the product in your own trade mark!

Look at all the advantages accruing to you! You get a product for a song, you give it a label or sell it under its own original label, get a cool 20 to 35 percent average returns on the sales figures. Is not this money out of thin air?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

3 Best Ways To Make Money Online

There are numerous ways to make money online. People work at home full time or run an online business. Regardless of what you are doing you have to start from somewhere. Beginners find it very difficult to make money online. This is because they are promised tones of money by sites which are nothing but scams. So as a beginner you must look at those opportunities which say they are for free. This has an added advantage as you are not committed and you leave the program with ease. There are 3 best ways to make money online:

1. Write articles: Since all the web sites need some content for their site, they pay the writers good money to write for them. How long does it take to actually write an article that is 300 words? So just write your way to make money online. If you have the potential you can earn loads of money. Your skills get polished with the time. There are some sites like Bukisa and Associated Content which pay you by the number of hits your article gets.

2. Blogging: This is perhaps a great tool to make money online. Blogging is not easy for the beginners. It can be quite confusing especially if you are new to the blogging world. It seems difficult to drive traffic to your site. But blogging make great money via advertisements and affiliate programs. You will be successful if you get more traffic to your blog.

3. Survey sites: Survey sites are great for the beginners. In this not much efforts are required. You actually get paid to survey for the specific sites. The survey comes to you via email. These sites generally give 2-10 surveys each month and pay $5-$15 for each survey. But try to sign up for those survey sites which are free and do not charge any monthly or yearly fee.

ebay Affiliate

The word ‘Affiliate’ means to become a partner or an associate to a person or a company. In internet marketing ‘Affiliates’ are of major importance because, they are the real force behind your earnings. Affiliate program works by giving you a URL to send people to their sites which contain your Affiliate ID. You are given a percentage of commission for each sign-up. eBay is a success story and its contributors are the eBay affiliates. The eBay Affiliate program pays internet pulishers, Web masters, online partners and eBay sellers to increase sales of their online store.

An Affiliate is always looking for opportunities to make money. To become an eBay Affiliate you have to sign-up. The signing up is free. The sign-up form directs you towards the commission junction where you will find different affiliate programs. You work is to drive quality traffic towards the eBay or one of its partners. Article writing is one of the best ways of marketing your product. Whenever you write articles about eBay, always include your Affiliate links.

Once you have registered, you have to advertise eBay. For this eBay supports you thoroughly with a well structured approach. It provides you with a variety of tools to run your campaigns. You can choose according to your business model. Their ‘Editor kit’ helps you in making custom made banners and ads. eBay tools work according to your geographical location. They redirect the visitors to your site keeping in mind the demographic profile of the location. eBay also tracks the behaviors of the visitors. This helps them in determining the commission that has to be paid to the Affiliates. Depending on the quality traffic eBay pays your commission. Therefore you have to be careful in segregating the buyers. The commissions are given on a monthly basis. The more traffic you send, the more you get paid. Did you know that even if you don’t sell or buy from eBay you can make income as an Affiliate? All you have to do is send the active traffic to their website and a minimum $12 is paid to you for this! Commissions are tracked and payments are directly made to the banks.

Optimizing the campaigns is a successful strategy for any affiliate program. Lots of tools are available on the net which aid in optimizing. eBay Affiliate can identify their business models from a list provided and use facilities such as content writing, eBay API, shopping comparison and Ad Networks to enhance their traffic.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Keyword Discovery

Similar to Wordtracker, Keyword Discovery is a comprehensive tool that is used by the professional search engine optimizers to increase the website traffic. Keyword Discovery is one up than Wordtracker. It pulls data and provides you with statistics regarding keywords from over 180 search engines from around the world.

It is very important to look up for those keywords that are relevant to your product or services and at the same time are popular amongst the customers. If you know this your web site traffic would increase. Any internet marketer would want a boost in his or her sales. Keyword Discovery comes as an efficient rescuer in such a situation. It not only optimizes the content of your web page, it also augments your pay-per-click campaigns. At the same time it takes the traffic away from your competitors.

For some people it has proved to be the most comprehensive tool while for some it has proved to be better then Wordtracker and Yahoo or Google keyword tools.

There is a feature that provides keyword searches on industries. This tool tracks down the most popular words and phrases used in the various industries and the data enables you to compare results with your present situation. Keyword spelling mistakes are also detected by this tool. People in various countries spell the same word in different manner. This flaw can be used to your advantage. Another element is Keyword Effectiveness Indicator, or KEI. ‘KEI is a logarithmic scale that aims to quantify the effectiveness of any search term’. The KEI value is in between 0 to 10. The Keyword density tool of this software checks the density counts of keywords of the web page and recognizes the words that are being used by your competitors.

Keyword Discovery is more expensive than Wordtracker at US $69 (standard subscription), US $599.40 (standard subscription - yearly), US $495 (Enterprise Subscription - monthly) and US $4455 (Enterprise Subscription – yearly). Depending upon your needs you can choose from the offers. Details are given in the web site of Keyword Discovery.

Free PPC Affiliate Tracking Software

PPC Affiliate Tracking software is free software that was founded by Wes Mahler who is also the CEO of Tracking 202 Inc. This company is located in San-Francisco, California and is sometimes referred to as T202. Though this company primarily deals in Pay-per-click (PPC) affiliate marketing analysis, it also offers advanced features like keyword cloaking, keyword tracking, spy view etc.

Online marketers’ greatest challenge has been to track down their ads and keywords campaigns. You have to split your work in testing ads and tracking your keywords to know which ones are gainful. This is a very cumbersome process and a lot of time is spent in tracking the PPC accounts and campaigns, not to mention the hole in your pocket. This is where T202 comes to your rescue. It is a perfect solution to provide affiliate marketers an easy way to track PPC campaigns however large or small they may be. This software package helps you with all the testing and tracking. There are easy to read graphs, automatic keyword trackers and automated profit calculations. Now you don’t have to waste time logging each of your PPC accounts and affiliate networks to manually record data.

T202 can track any network and you can see every click as it happens. Now that is an advanced feature and you don’t have to wait to see your conversions. T202 maximizes (Earning per click) EPC calculations and EPC’s features are EPC per keyword, EPC per text ad, EPC per referrer and EPC per PPC account.

The spy view feature is found only in T202 whereby you can see the actions of the visitors on your site. The software guides you by telling which keywords are making money so that you can remove the ones that are making you loose money. T202 is a free service and you must try it.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

More on Ebay Product Sourcing

Some more on Ebay Product Sourcing:

  • Research tools are available that are provided by third party companies to assist you in finding what your customers are actually looking for.
  •  After you have gained knowledge as to what your buyer wants, you can find products in the wholesale market. There is a huge range available but you have to be particular in selecting your inventory. Right inventory collection is the first step towards a successful online business. Under ‘eBay wholesale lots’ portal you will find items that are being sold at wholesale prices.
  • Under ‘eBay reseller marketplace’ portal the sellers are allowed to bid for those wholesale products that have offered for resale.
  • The ‘eBay Solutions Directory’ gives you a list of legitimate companies that will help you find reliable wholesale resources.
The retailers on eBay are holding secrets of their success. Nobody reveals the source of there products. And to find a location from where you get a stable supply of products can be a very challenging task. For a beginner it is advisable to look at the local wholesalers.

A lot of patience is required in building your niche!

Product sourcing for ebay

Product sourcing means ‘finding products to sell through your business’. The product is bought at a wholesale price and then sold while keeping a profit margin. For an internet marketer it is a significant issue since most of his success depends on good product sourcing. There are many other aspects that a marketer has to keep in mind and product sourcing is one of them. Product sourcing increases profit margins, allows you to have flexibility in offering discounts to your customers and you can give tough competition to your peer sellers.

There are a few steps you must take to ensure effective product sourcing for eBay.

• You must do a lot of research and be the first one to find the products. You should sell those products to the customers that they wish for. On eBay you will find ‘Hot items by category’. There will be Super Hot, Very Hot and Hot items based on the demands that customers make. Under the category of ‘What’s Hot’ there is a section called ‘eBay Pulse’ which lists out the words that have been used maximum number of times. You can specifically target the products on knowing these words.

• There is an ‘In Demand’ link that points out the top-selling products and you can make your decision based on these stats.

Fast ways to make money

There are numerous fast ways to make money online. Some of them include affiliate marketing, network marketing and making money by using your computer.
Affiliate marketing is a method in which a particular web site is promoted. The person who promotes the web site is called an affiliate. In the process of promotion the affiliate gets rewarded or he gets the commission. There are various methods by which the affiliate makes money. He can get some value for each visit to the web site or simply by pay per click campaigns. Next is the pay per lead campaigns whereby the affiliate gains by registering a potential customer. Affiliate can also get commission for getting the customer or by selling the product related to the web site.

Fast ways of making money include network marketing. This involves multi level marketing. In network marketing, a distributor network is required to run the business. Basically you make money on your sales and also on the sales of your distributors. Internet has enabled this kind of marketing to be very lucrative and profit yielding. This is a great way to make money fast and you can gain large amount of money in a very short span of time. But you have to pick up the right program.

Fast ways of making money include margin trading. This is one area where if you have the correct knowledge, you can make millions within a day. You have to keep an eye on the latest happening of the financial world.

eBay Coupons

When a customer buys products from eBay, at times he or she is offered a coupon by the participating merchant or the customer service. This activity is done for promotional purposes. It is mandatory to have an account with eBay and you also have to choose to pay via Paypal, if you want to receive the coupons.

In case you are one of those lucky ones who have been chosen to receive coupons, then you will get them via e-mail, an onsite offer, a mailed catalog or a postcard. The only thing you have to ensure is that the e-mail address for your eBay user ID on the coupon is also on your Paypal account. There are a few simple steps to use your coupons:

- After logging in the eBay account (using the same user ID as on the coupon), seek for those merchants who accept Paypal. Or simply look for Paypal logo.
- Many a time people use expired coupons. These do not work. Therefore you must make certain that the coupon is valid.
- Always select Paypal as your payment method before checking out.
- Double check that the e-mail addresses of the Paypal account and that of the eBay account is same.
- Next, enter the redemption code on the face of your coupon.

eBay is starting a new program called eBay Bucks. To test the program, eBay sent e-mails to selected few users. These users were using eBay from a long time and to appreciate this, eBay Bucks was started. An average rebate of around 3-4% was given. Once the purchases have been made and the points are credited to the eBay Bucks account, those eBay Bucks can be used in a similar fashion as the eBay coupon or Paypal coupon. The program is at a very early stage and it will be some before we will be hearing any reports about its efficiency.

eBay and Paypal coupons are hard to find. It is like finding needle in haystack. There are several reasons attached to it. When eBay issues a coupon, there is none or very little benefit involved. This is because even though eBay has given you a discount, it still has to pay the seller. For example if you get a $20 coupon and you use it, eBay still has to give that money to the seller. This cuts down on the profit margins. Same is for the Paypal coupons.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

How To Be Debt Free

With the recent financial crisis hitting the United States, prices and interest rates have been on a rise. More and more people have found themselves accumulating huge debts to pay that many times it can be extremely overwhelming. This has resulted to a number of different strategies and methods now offered to help people get out of debt. The methods and strategies offered ranged from investing in stocks to industries that have been considered as safe from any possibility of recession.

Despite the number of different suggestions, advices and methods offered, all of these have failed to hit the target and that is, how to help people become debt-free without having to incur more expense. In today’s financial condition, incurring additional expenses is the last thing on the minds of business owners.

There is no method that can guarantee your debt would be erased overnight. But there are ways that you can make this happen at a sooner possible time than you have projected. One way you can achieve this is through increase your net worth.

Your net worth is basically everything that your business owns minus any payables that it currently has. The best way you can increase your net worth is to settle your outstanding bills and other payables at the soonest possible time. You do not have to do this all at once. Start with one and then slowly work your way up. With each payable settled, you gradually increase your net worth. Before you know it, you have paid out all your bills, increase your net worth and have a peace of mind.

How to Make Easy Money

Make money selling advertising space. The idea behind it is to offer free information from your web site to pull in high volumes of traffic. Once you've achieved that, advertisers would pay you to display their advertisements on your site. This is probably one of the oldest and most hyped ways to make money without money.

It worked really well until the end of 2000. It's how Yahoo became big. With the dotcom bust in 2000, even Yahoo was forced to look to alternative revenue streams. Advertisers began to realize that, in most cases, web advertising is just not cost effective.

Make money doing what you already do. This is not for you if you're looking to build a serious small business on the Net. It's the easiest of the ways to make money without money, but because it's easy, it doesn't pay much.

It mostly involves getting paid to surf the Internet and getting paid to take surveys. It's like stuffing envelopes for money. If that blows your hair back, type "getting paid to do surveys" into the search box at Google and hit "Enter". Take your pick. Don't expect to get rich though.

Make money by writing Wacky blogs. You can write on wacky topics, like polyphasic sleep, astral projection and psychic development. Your blog doesn’t have to be true, it just has to be interesting.
Making money online is not easy. If it was, you'd be out there making it, not over here reading about it.

Easy Way to Get Money

Make money by selling your own products. You can do it without spending your money. This is one path that most of the small businesses take and profit a lot. It is also the most difficult way to make money without money since it is time consuming. In case you don't have a budget, it is all the more time consuming and product development is also difficult. So the big question is what is it that you can make without spending a single penny and people will still buy from you. The answer lies in information products. We all have marketable skills. You're an expert in something.

Do you know about cars? Then write a small book or a guide on engine maintenance.
Do kids love you and you know about them. Then write a book on how to manage kids and you will gets lots of buyers.

You can even make money by selling other's products. Sign up as being an affiliate member of a website that sells something. As an affiliate you refer the people to the "supplier site" and you get a commission each time your referred person makes a purchase. It is the most simple approach. And also the most doable of all the ways to mint money without money. However, if you do not find a good supplier, you will not be able to make money. Your supplier should be honest enough to track your sales and also pay you in time. You don't believe everything that the affiliate websites tell about but you can get good income from these programs.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ways to invest $1,000 - Second Approach

Investing in Stocks

If you feel you have a good understanding of the stock market and want to pick your own stocks, there are a couple ways to go about doing it. You can either invest in them by buying DSP's or by opening a low-cost online investing account.

A Direct Stock Plan (DSP) allows you to invest in a stock with very little commission. They're good for people who have little money but I don't recommend them for someone who doesn't plan to own the stock for at least a year. The reason is because you have to fill out the paperwork for each stock you buy and they are slightly less liquid than a regular stock is.

The alternative to a DSP is finding a low-cost online investing account. Finding a low cost online broker is very important when you don't have a lot of money to invest because higher commissions can eat away at your savings. Some online brokers that allow you to start with $1000 or less and have cheap commissions are Scottrade, Ameritrade, and Sharebuilder.

Once you've found the broker and have filled out the necessary forms, you'll be able to invest online. But before you make that first trade, you have to research some stocks and decide which one you want to buy. I personally recommend you invest in companies you know about rather than some strange company that you had never heard of before. Once you've picked the stock, just enter the trade and it should be promptly executed.

Whether you decide to invest in a mutual fund or in individual stocks, the odds are in your favor that, over a period of time, you will earn a positive return greater than the traditional savings account or CD.

Ways to invest $1,000 - First Approach

There are two approaches to investing $1000 or less: the mutual fund route or the stock route.

Investing In Mutual Funds

The first step to investing in mutual funds is to research and find a mutual fund that suits your interests. It also has to have a minimum investment which you can afford. Most mutual funds have $2500 minimum investments for regular accounts but some funds let you start with $1000 or less like Invesco funds ($1000) or the Pax World Fund ($250).

The next step is to decide what kind of account you want to open up. The options usually include custodial, joint, IRA, and regular accounts. Custodial accounts are what you would open up if you are a kid and want to invest or if you are a parent who wants to open up an account for their child. You might consider a joint account if you want the account in both you and your spouse's name. Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA's) are excellent ways to save for retirement with tax benefits but you should only open up one of these if you plan on using the money for retirement. Regular accounts are the standard type of account.

Once you have decided what fund you want to invest in and what type of account you want to open, all you have to do is fill out the forms and mail them in and relax as your money grows. Since your money is managed by professionals, you probably won't have to worry about it as much if the market takes a little dip. You can also check how your mutual fund is doing online by entering in its ticker symbol.

Ways people get rich

Before you can start selling online, you need to find something you can sell! Clearing out your unwanted items could be a starting point - but it won't last forever.

The ideal thing to do is to choose a product you yourself feel passionate about, because you'll find such a product easier to sell, but you can (and should) teach yourself to sell any product.
At this stage it's important that you don't put limits on yourself, so keep an open mind.

When searching for products to sell - keep asking yourself "Who would want to buy this product - and what would they be willing to pay for it?" This is crucial - because you want to make a profit - so if you can't get a product cheap enough to put on a markup, it's best left alone!

This leaves you with another decision to make: "Where can I get hold of my product?"

If you have your own product - fine, but most people will have to go looking, so where can you go? There's lots of places! Car boot sales or garage sales are good places to go when you start out. Arriving early will more often than not help you find some excellent bargains. Other options could be to go to wholesalers or stores who buy products in bulk to sell them on for a low price. Or - you could look out for items for sale in retail shops. Buy them, and wait for the price to go back up, and you could sell them on for a tidy profit.

A relatively new thing that many online sellers have started doing - something that is increasing in popularity - is dropshipping. This is a convenient way to start up, because you will never have to handle products, and take care of customer service. All you do is selling a product to a customer online, take payment from the customer, and order the product with the dropshipper - who will then send the product to the customer directly.

What ever way you decide to start selling products online - the opportunities are endless - both when it comes to choosing your product and selling it.

Can you really get rich online?

Can you really get rich online? The answer to that question is a resounding YES! The internet is a goldmine, and the opportunities to make money online are limitless. Sometimes you'll find gold dust or grains of gold - sometimes you may come across a gold nugget or two - you can even come across a gold vein.

You need to be careful though! Much like in the real world you can easily be taken for a ride by scammers - that will lead you to dig out fools gold!

I'm here to try and point you in the right direction. While I make no claims I've got every base covered - I can promise you this: Everything you find on this page works! It has worked for a lot of people online - most of the time for me as well - so step inside and see where this takes you.....

A Few Opportunities Presented

Sell something online. Whether you have a clearout and sell your unwanted stuff, or you have your own product (physical or digital) that you can sell - the internet is your playground.

Build an AdSense Empire. Ever seen the Ads by Google on any pages you surfed lately? Ever clicked one of the ads because they offered something you were interested in? Then you just made the owner of the website some money.

Build a membership website. If you have an interesting hobby, and you have enough knowledge about it to help others become successful doing the same? Do you recon people would pay to get your information? Would they subscribe to your newsletter? Then maybe you should build a membership website.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Network Marketing - Making money from home

Network marketing is becoming one of the most appealing concepts in today’s marketing world and especially with the people who are interested in making money from home. Network marketing is multi level marketing (MLM) where a company can sell its products on the basis of “direct selling” to the consumers.
MLM companies are constantly looking for persons who are home based. Why not? There are housewives, students - who want to have good recommendations on their resume, freelancers and many more. Not only do these people have a lot of time at hand, they have a good social network too.
Sometimes people who have never ventured into business are uncomfortable with the idea of investing a great amount of money. But they do want to try something less risky while making money from home, at the same time. Network marketing is the best way of making money from home.
Here you can start your business with just a couple of dollars and can earn an enormous amount of money by simply exhibiting and implementing your marketing skills. There is no limit to what you can earn. The only key factor between you and ‘that’ money is the skill set. Once you master the skill, you can market whatever you choose to. Your will and your dedication will decide to the levels you would want to reach.

Include the family, the friends and even the acquaintances! Show them the advantages of making money from home. A lot of residual income can be generated by a successful home based marketer. Residual income is the income which is left after paying all the necessary monthly dues.

Network marketing is for those individuals who are motivated and have a desire to prove themselves. So, what are you waiting for? Discover the potential in you. Go ahead and unleash yourself and try making money from home!

Is There An ebay Alternative?

eBay is the biggest online store for buying things. It has a user count of over 99 million! There are approximately 48 million active users. This success is due to its good policies. But of lately many active sellers are leaving eBay and finding alternatives. Is there an eBay alternative? Is is as stable and as reliable as eBay is? Here we will discuss a few such alternatives and also dig into the problem as to why eBay is loosing its sellers.

At eBay a seller is allowed to give only positive feedback about their buyers. This is done in order to get more sales resulting in higher fees. A major chunk is cut from their commission. Especially if international products are shipped, you are in for a major fee cut. This fee becomes a disincentive for any new comer. Why is a seller on eBay? To make money, to have fair dealings and to get popularity. eBay doesn’t allow the sellers to include their website links. (There goes your popularity). There are many other sites that allow Affiliate trading, but eBay beats them due to its shear traffic.

Sellers feel at a loss and are now looking for eBay alternatives. Some alternative are Amazon, eBid, My auction planet, Online, BiddersnSellers and Cozybug amongst others. Amazon is giving good competition to eBay and is emerging out to be more popular. There is an extra advantage in selling books or CDs on Amazon. Along with the regular listings, your items will also appear. Moreover Amazon also gives a part of the postage price. This can help you in gaining some more commission, howsoever small it may be.

eBid is having a number of websites around the world and it is very easy to join it.
Although sellers are finding alternatives but sometimes they have to wait longer (while dust is collecting on their inventory). On eBay your product is sold quickly because there are millions of users who are seeking it. So even in case as a seller you are tired of eBay’s policies and fees, do not quit it altogether. Wait patiently and surely a solution will come up fast. May be the people at eBay change some rules and give more leverage to the sellers.
Even if you are listed with other small online stores, eventually you may be sitting on most of the inventory while only a fraction of it is getting sold.


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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Compare Google Analytics, WebTrends and XConversions

The Web Analytics world is full of different types of soft wares which claim to be the best. It is up to you to find the one which suits your need and of course the one which fits your budget.

Web Analytics uses web logs to analyze the data whereas Google analytics uses Javascript which is embedded into a web page. That is why Google analytics cannot track JPEG, GIF, PDF and FLASH files. It cannot capture the spiders. X Conversions new PRO version is equipped with Javascript tracking and PHP tracking. Web analytics is used by many corps and corps do not want to share the data with Google.

Web analytics provides customized options to its customers whereas Google has limited number of customized options. Google collects the data and host it for you but Web analytics can host data on your server also. X Conversion can host data in as many number of servers as you want. Google and X Conversions are easy to implement and consume less time whereas Web analytics consumes a lot of time.

According to a survey done in 2007:

- The number of visitors at Google analytics was 521 and in Web analytics, it was 2132.

- There were 2638 page view in Google analytics and 16287 in Web analytics.

- But 84.9% visitors returned to Google analytics as compared 67% at Web analytics.

It is good to use Google analytics as a tool to track user behavior but Web analytics and X Conversions as a tool for facts and figures.

Your data is secure with Web analytics and X Conversions but you don’t know if Google are looking at your data.

Web analytics has a support of 9 languages whereas Google analytics has a support of 8 languages.

Google is free software but both the Web analytics and Xtreme Conversions come for a price.

Efficient PPC

PPC or Pay-per-click campaigns have always been a tedious task and involve a lot of time and energy. Web Monsters have found solution to build up the speed of PPC campaigns. It is called Efficient PPC, the latest tool developed by Felix Leshno. He has developed an innovative way to do affiliate marketing better and faster. And as the name suggests the software not only delivers quality, it efficiently manages the PPCs. With this you can build high-relevance, high Quality Score Google AdWords within a few seconds resulting in the generation of huge and relevant traffic.

Efficient PPC has an advantage over Speed PPC. Efficient PPC can create multiple campaigns at once, automatically splits large ad groups and large campaigns, has a keyword editor, duplicates the campaigns fast and has automatic campaign error detection. There is an option of automatically dividing the campaign into unlimited Ad groups and eight built in keyword lists.

However Efficient PPC has some drawbacks. In this the campaigns have to be saved first and then uploaded one at a time. Hence the uploading process is rather slow and wearying and cumbersome. It cannot export the saved campaigns to MSN adcenter. Also the Efficient PPC cannot be used with Yahoo Overture and other PPCs like, Looksmart and Miva.

Felix Leshno, the software developer has to work on the problem of reducing the uploading process.

The Efficient PPC software is priced at US $347 or US $99+$19 (monthly) which makes it competitive in the business, since its equals are more expensive. Some people are of the viewpoint that it is very cheap and a hike in prices would do no harm. In my opinion, Efficient PPC is worth a try since you are getting more advanced features at a low price. This is truly called tech oriented.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Compare Aweber, and Icontact

The soft wares Aweber and IContact deal with e-mail marketing campaigns. But there are some differences in their features. Aweber comes with around 50 HTML e-mail templates whereas in IContact you can find around 300 HTML templates. You can create and customize mail merge fields in IContact. This option helps you in targeting and personalizing your messages to each individual on your list. There is an Integrated What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) HTML editor which Aweber lacks. You can publish a sign-up form to your own page with Aweber. This means that once a visitor your website the program creates a sign-up form so that the turns into a subscriber for you. The visitor can be directed to any page of your web site once they fill up the form. A similar feature is found in IContact. IContact provides you with RSS feeds but with Aweber you can turn your RSS feeds into an e-mail newsletter. There is an advanced feature of 500kb of image hosting included for storing of commonly used images in IContact but Aweber lacks this feature.

IContact has white list agreements with national ISPs to make sure your message makes it to your contact's inbox. Both the servers provide the marketers with a standard spam check feature but personally I think Aweber’s anti spam policy is better. IContact has a feature where small target oriented segments are created based on the criteria set by you. You can then send personalized e-mails to these segments.

There is a live chat option in IContact website but this option is not available to an Aweber subscriber.
AWeber is priced at US $19 for a month if you have a 500 subscriber base whereas IContact is priced at a mere US $9.95 for a monthly subscription with same subscriber base.

Adobe Cold Fusion Tutorials

There are several types of such tutorials available. If you ever had the desire to have your very url shortened, you can have your wish on Cold Fusion. You need to install the Cold Fusion 9 and Cold Fusion builder betas in your computer. You can install the Cold Fusion 9 even on a Linux, and with some manipulation even the Cold Fusion Builder.

Now follow these steps. Click on the ad server icon with the yellow plus on it. Select Cold Fusion for server type and go on to nest. Enter a name for the server known only to you. Enter the host name followed by the port. Next enter the RDS user name. Now enter the RDS password you chose at the time of installing Cold Fusion and follow it up by clicking next.

Now browse for your server home. In all likelihood it will be c\:ColdFusion9 on Windows and/applications/ Cold Fusion 9 on MAC. Next you will need to search for your document root. It will most likely be C:\ColdFusion9\wwwroot; on the Mac, this should be /Applications/ColdFusion9/wwwroot.

Now select the edition of the Cold Fusion installed from the drop down box-9.0.x. Click on finish. You should now be able to sight the server in the servers tab. The URL shortner application will require a database. You could use Apache Derby and in a series of simple steps obtain your shortner which as you know is a great facilitator.

The Cold Fusion 9 beta offers a host of exciting features. There have been several improvements to various tags, the Cfscript language and the general syntax and coding orientation, the PDF sub systems and Ajax components. The most eagerly anticipated features are the ColdFusion IDE ColdFusion Builder (a codename, Bolt) and ColdFusion 9’s new ORM (object-relational mapping) system.

The Cold Fusion builder 9 is one of the most significant developments from Adobe. This has been created on the back of the well known Eclipse that is the power behind dozens of well known IDEs. The Cold Fusion builder 9 gives you the facility of setting up multiple servers. The code views also have toolbars on offer which are able to provide quick access to commonly used fusion tags, HTML and CSS features.

Cold Fusion builder also incorporates a line debugger. Another set of notable features is the convenient code and content assistance along with syntax checking. All in all Cold Fusion is yet another example of the quicksilver response we have come to expect from Adobe. Not only do they take care of past lacunae, they are also able to anticipate future challenges and take remedial measures. And the thoughtful add-ons that they use to embellish their offerings make the wait for the next offering even more fruitful. In Cold Fusion as in all its other products Adobe has come up with an ace, and as users realize the full scope of its applications the accolades will not stop flowing. Until the next offering from Adobe, that is.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Gogo Kidz Travelmate

Parents have been always looking for convenient modes to take their babies around especially if they travel a lot. Imagine an attachment that can be easily strapped to the car seat, removed, and then can be wheeled in the crowded areas with much ease! Go Go Kidz Travelmate provides exactly what the parents are looking for – an ergonomic design that releases their stress off the back. Now you can easily stand in the queue at the airports or other places with one hand free and your baby secured with the Travelmate. This ultra light gear weighs 5 lbs only. However, the GoGo Kidz Travelmate should not be left unattended in the car.
The product comes with following features:

• Video Demonstration with step-by-step instructions
• New ratcheting, quick release strap
• 5 lbs weight
• Compact: 5”(L) x 17”(W) x 28”(H)
• Telescoping handle with 4 positions
• Sturdy, soft 5” quick release razor wheels for easy removal
• Attaches to more car seats
• For babies and children up to 50 lbs
• Keeps one hand free
• Lays flat in the trunk or backseat of the car
• Wide wheels provide stability
• Provides a smooth ride with 5” rubber wheels
• Telescopic hand extends from a compact 28” to 50.5” for easy handling
• Car Seat compatibility

Friday, August 28, 2009


Aweber is an autoresponder system. The CEO and founder of AWeber is Tom Kulzer. The company was founded in 1998 and since then it has a strong team of 30 professionals. It has a powerful e-mail marketing feature. When a customer goes to your web site, it becomes essential for you to capture his or her e-mail address for a follow up. A follow up is fully justified if you don’t want to loose sales. AWeber is the right solution for this marketing need of a merchant. If a visitor on your website requests information, the software provides him with it within seconds. The e-mail of the visitor is automatically recorded in the Aweber database and from there on there autorespoder takes over.

Although it is difficult to cover all the features of Aweber in this short article but some of the important ones are:

It has an essential e-mail marketing feature for all your e-mail marketing campaigns.

- It sends e-mail newsletters to your opt-in customers whenever required by you. You can choose from 50 pre-made templates.
- The software publishes sign-up forms for you so that your visitors turn into subscribers.
- It creates autoresponders to drive the traffic back to your web site.
- It effectively manages the unlimited amount of e-mails campaigns for you.
- With aweber you can be assured that your e-mails get delivered to your customers e-mail addresses without being filtered.
- Aweber has gone a step beyond in dealing with its customers by having an excellent connectivity. You can reach them by phone, e-mail or even live text chat.
- One very interesting feature is that of e-mail web analytics. This software measures your e-mail campaign results and performance and follows your growth over a period of time.

Weber is decently priced at US $19 for a month if you have a 500 subscriber base. Details are given in the web site. Overall Aweber is dynamite offered in dimes. You can visit their site at


An audio book is a recorded version of the normal book. This phenomenon became popular in mid 1980’s. Booksellers used to have audio books on their shelves. It came as a boon to the people who were blind and to those who could not read. Earlier these audio books were available with the local shop dealers. But now with the advent of time and an increasing internet population, many online stores have emerged in this field. They cater to you with great efficiency and your audio books are just a click away. The Audio Book Store is one of the leading online e-shop. There are few simple steps that you have to follow in order to download any audio book
Once you are in the site you are guided to install audible software that is free of cost. You can also use iTunes to download the audio. There is a collection of over 40,000 audio books, magazines, newspapers and podcasts!! In case you are interested in listening to the downloaded audio from a different device, you can transfer it easily.
It is not necessary to sign-up but it is advisable. As a member you get 30% discount on downloading an additional audio book apart from the free one per month.

There is a facility of roll over credit. In this case if you are too busy in downloading one audio book this month then your credit gets rolled over to the next month and you can utilize this credit for upto 6 months.
Your Audio book gets bookmarked once you switch off the player. You can then resume listening from where you left it.
The audio format is more compact than an MP3 file. A quality makes that saves space and you can add more.

Why go anywhere else when for a mere US $7.49 you are getting an excellent audio book within seconds!One good audio store is

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Understanding Paypal

PayPal today is not a payment system: it's a suite of many different payment systems. Paypal is located in San Jose, California. It was founded in 1998 and was acquired by eBay in 2002.

Paypal is one of the most popular trade name in ecommerce. There are over 50 million users who utilize the services of Paypal. Here the payment transfers are done via e-mail payments. The parties between whom the payment is exchanged cannot see each others credit card or bank information. It is somewhat similar to an escrow payment because it holds the money for the two parties thereby acting as a middleman. Paypal keeps the information of its customers in an encrypted form. No one can decrypt the confidential information. This specialty makes Paypal one of the safest gateways of transactions. Paypal is ideal for money transactions between strangers. It doesn’t matter which part of the globe you are sitting in.

Only two main requirements are essential to open a Paypal account, a valid e-mail address and a valid credit card or bank account.

Though Paypal is free for the buyers, the sellers have to give a fee of 1.9% to 2.9%. The money is withdrawn from the buyer’s credit card or the bank account and there is no cost involved in paying the money to the Paypal users. Paypal will charge only if you receive funds in your account.

Paypal also works when you want to make payments to an online store apart from making payments to friends or business associates.

There are three types of paypal accounts; Paypal Personal account, a Paypal Premier account and a Paypal business account. The features of the personal account are limited. Even though you can send and receive money to and from other Paypal account you cannot receive money from credit cards or debit card payments. To activate this facility you have to upgrade your status to a Premier account. The fee structure is slightly different and you can get the details on the Paypal website. The Business account is best suited for people who are having huge business set-ups or are running large online stores. It is useful if your transactions involve complex deals. You can always upgrade your existing Paypal account to the Business account. He process is very simple but you have to check the site to have a look at the fee structure.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Online Poker Fiasco – Gaining Momentum

The US lawmakers are once again disturbed by the online gambling issues after seizing $30 million in the online poker player winnings. The issue has gained momentum in the nation and the online gambling community wants obvious answers.

Some people, who do not play gamble online, are least bothered about the fact. But, people who have been playing online poker for years have not been able to find anything illegal about playing poker on the Internet, in any of the law books. So why is the US government springing up the matter once again? The online gambling industry has asked for clear definitions about the legal aspects time and again, but has failed to get any comprehensible response from the lawmakers.

With the onset of global economical crunch, people are finding alternative means to survive – and playing online poker is helping them. However, the US government has decided to interfere with their money further adding to their financial problems. This has sparked a row and some groups are planning to bring forth their protests in front of the government.

Representative Barney Frank had crafted a Bill to legalize online gambling. This fiasco will bring this Bill into the limelight.

European Union has further aggravated the situation by informing the US government of taking a legal action against their decision and approaching the World Trade Organization if they do not bring positive changes to their Internet gambling laws.

This problem will definitely spark a series of arguments in the near future.

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Callaway Big Bertha 08 Individual Iron (5-Iron)

I was struggling with shots that would land in the woods or out-of-bounds, most of the time. I knew there was something wrong with my stance and the swing I produced. My coach gave his golden tips about the stance and my shots improved a little bit. Then he pointed out that if I change my set or a few clubs in my set, my shots could become more accurate. I just mentioned it to my husband, who then decided to buy Big Bertha 08 irons for me.

The irons not only improved my distance, I was missing less number of shots. I was able to chip the ball accurately! The Callaway engineers have done some fantastic job in designing this set of irons. It is a bore-through design that enhances the control of the club. Basically, this design allows maximum impact of the center of the clubface with the ball. With this kind of impact the ball will never lose its target if you know how much to swing!

Thanks to this technology, which my husband really researched about, I am able to get accuracy in almost all my games and I am looking at a lower handicap now. The larger hitting area coupled with a constant width sole for maximum forgiveness, is the secret of my improved game.

So, if you want to improve that lousy golfing day, just go for this set. It is value for money.

If only I get that elusive diamond pendant now!!

Installing drip irrigation system for your vegetable garden

Do you want to make gardening easier and have improved plants? Then install a drip irrigation system. Originally developed by Simcha Blass, in Israel, this technology was used to irrigate the vast desert lands for effective farming. The drip irrigation systems spread out the water supply enabling more water to reach to the roots of the plants. This system is 90% more efficient than the sprinkler systems whose efficiency lies at a mere 50%-60%.

Types of irrigation systems

Compliance of drip irrigation system

Enhanced water absorption by the plant roots

The water supplied by a proper drip irrigation system, is maintained at a low flow. This ensures that a correct volume of water runs in the rows of the plants and garden. The system works very well with the vegetable gardens where optimal water flow and optimal air conditions are essential components in the development of healthy plants. The controlled flow of water prevents erosion to a great extent thereby automatically controlling the exposure of roots to the air. Moreover since the water is running slowly, the air does not get displaced, keeping the balance of air and water intact, in soil.

Efficient in watering hilly areas

Gardener’s best friend

The drip irrigation system is the gardener’s best friend because the water flow is guided and doesn’t spray as it does in case of water sprinklers. The concrete areas in the garden do not get water. This helps in prevention of growth of green algae on the driveways and walkways. The green algae are very slippery and can cause accidents.

Some drawbacks of drip irrigation systems



Heat Stroke

Every year numerous cases of heat stroke are reported across the globe. Heat stroke is caused due to hyperthermia or excessive heating of body. The body temperature rise to an abnormally high level and is accompanied by physical and neurological symptoms. Each individual will have different symptoms of heat stroke. The physical symptoms include body ache, head ache, nausea, exhaustion and giddiness. The neurological symptoms include confusion, hallucination and sometimes a bizarre conduct. People, who are dehydrated, and who are exposed to sun for a prolonged period of time, can develop heat stroke. Athletes, travelers, elderly people and children are the most common victims of this condition. If not taken seriously, heat stroke may prove to be fatal.

Heat stroke not only affects Homo sapiens, it affects animals too. As a matter of fact, the animal can be in a near death condition, within a span of ten minutes. At times, the pet owners leave their pets in the vehicles, just to return in a minute or two. But this short while can make your pet salivate or pant excessively, even leading to a collapse. Don’t let this happen to your pet. On a sunny day if you park your car out under sun, the inside temperature of the car can climb up to 120 degrees F within 30 minutes! This high heat can influence the normal body functioning of the pets leading to intravascular clotting, hemorrhaging, cerebral edema and kidney failure.

It is best to prevent yourself from such a situation. Replenish your body by having lots of fluids if you are on a workout regime or traveling in a hot and humid weather. Wear hats and loose clothes. Take rest at short intervals.
Never leave your pets unattended in the car. Ensure that you are carrying enough water for them while taking them out in sun.

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Wedding Anniversaries-A Special Day For every Wife

Wedding anniversaries are special, as they bring back sweet memories of the happiest day of couples’ lives. Each year couples begin to feel the same excitement and joy that they experienced all those years ago on their wedding day. Reliving that experience on one’s wedding anniversary can be done either by taking a private romantic holiday shared by just husband and wife, or by making it a family occasion and hosting a party for friends and family. Both require meticulous and detailed planning, and it is one time when no one wants to see things go wrong. A big party becomes a great celebration and the wife feels the same fervor and wants to do things in quite the same way as her wedding day, except for the fact that she is not the blushing bride at this time, but the gracious hostess. Parties are a great way of socializing and extending friendships.

Wedding Anniversary parties require a lot of preparation and planning. While most of the finer details of the party have to be kept for the days closest to the big day, there are many things that can be finished weeks in advance and kept aside so that there is time to spare for more pressing matters and details. The dress for the wife is something that is important but can be selected well in advance. Going about buying a dress for one’s wedding anniversary is not as simple as it seems. One needs to be clear in one’s mind about what one wants before setting out. The design the cut and style would help in deciding whether to go to a shopping mall or a specialist store or a designer outlet to buy the dress.

Many women prefer wearing a traditional long dress in silk, complete with a veil or similar headgear for the party. Others look for more practical options buying a trendy dress suit made out of blended fabric but fits perfectly. Such outfits can be worn for other occasions and are therefore good value for money. Many factors have to be borne in mind before setting out on a dress buying expedition:
Ø The design, style and cut of the dress;
Ø Should it be traditional or contemporary;
Ø The budget kept aside for it;
Ø To buy from a large mall or an exclusive outlet;
Ø The color and fabric of the outfit;
Ø Whether to buy one of the machine mass produced dresses or an exclusive one of a kind dress;
Ø Can it picked up off the rack or does the shop give the facility of alterations and modifications;
Ø Does the shop offer matching accessories within the budget;
Ø Practical aspects like long term maintenance of the dress;

The most important factor is that the spouse should like to see his wife in that outfit. It is not a bad idea to discuss with the husband what kind of dress he considers appropriate. If he can spare the time he can even help in finally selecting one out of two or three short-listed ones. This takes away the anxiety linked to doubts whether or not he would approve of the dress purchased. To be on the safe side, it is always preferable to find out the rule for exchanging a dress, and refund policies of the store, before the dress is sent for alteration.

Wedding anniversaries are also a time for men to pamper their wives and make them feel special. A perfect dress chosen for her for the special day would really prove to be a delight for her, much more than what she selects and buys herself.