Look Into Your Future–You Won’t Like It

October 2nd, 2009

post-fleurdelisIs this what you want to see when you visit a blog or website?  More to the point, is this what you want visitors to YOUR  site to see?


If Google is allowed to continue forcing–yes, forcing–Sidewiki on site owners, that will be the fate of all of us.  Your friends can write anything they wish about you and your blog–and so can your enemies, competitors, and the just-having-fun pea-brains who enjoy making mischief.  You can neither prevent the intrusion of this large and unsightly sidebar on your site, nor can you remove any of its contents.  Sound scary?  It is!

Paul Myers has written a lengthy article about this on his blog at http://www.talkbiz.com/blog/ where you will find a thorough explanation of what this is all about and why it is outrageous behavior on Google’s part.  Read It!

Using a Pen Name…5 Times When You Should

August 25th, 2009

post-fleurdelisSometimes people think that using a pen name is unethical or unprincipled. Why is the author hiding? What does he or she have to hide? Is there something dishonest afoot? While some of these questions could, indeed, have unsavory answers, here are five good reasons why writers do and you should use a pen name. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Dynamite Research Resources for Writers

August 1st, 2009

post-fleurdelisNeed some help with  researching your articles? Every affiliate marketer does at one time or another.  Article writing is the backbone of affiliate marketing, and well researched good quality articles will put you ahead of the pack.

Research is faster and easier when you know exactly where to find what you need. Whether it’s ideas or facts you are looking for, both are easier found when you are familiar with your sources and know what you will find where. That means you want authoritative and comprehensive ones that you can go to time after time with confidence.   Here are three all purpose treasure troves to add to your arsenal. Read the rest of this entry »

There’s Gold in Article Writing

July 27th, 2009

post-fleurdelisIf you have any doubts about the value of article writing, this should change your mind!

“Having a Wonderful Time, Wish You Were Here.”

(The story of the travels of one simple article.)

Almost exactly a year ago (8 July 2008) Ezine Articles published a 482 word article I wrote called “Dried Peas and Beans for Cheap Nutrition.” I wrote it as a course assignment, and I was annoyed because I thought it a waste since I didn’t have a web site to point to at that time. For that reason, I chose a topic to ‘waste’ that I didn’t expect to use in the future. I also chose it because it required no research; I could write it ‘off the top of my head.’ As I recall, it took me no longer than 15 or 20 minutes to write it and not much longer to forget all about it. End of story – until last night. Read the rest of this entry »

What It Takes to Achieve Entrepreneurial Success

May 29th, 2009

post-fleurdelisI have said it before, and I will always say it when I post someone else’s work:  I am an unrelenting proponent of original content.  But, when I encounter an article that is so appropriate for this site, I would be remiss if I deprived my readers of the wisdom it contains. Read the rest of this entry »

Your Mind and Making Money

May 19th, 2009

post-fleurdelisHere’s a fun thing to do that is worth the five minutes it takes to do it.  It can tell you what your mind’s weak and strong points are, and you can then decide how they relate to making money. Read the rest of this entry »

Some New Learning Help: Links & Motivation

May 15th, 2009

post-fleurdelisOne of the purposes of this site, an important one, is to reduce information overload for beginners.  To do that, as I promised I would do, means to search for, evaluate, and select or eliminate sources that will serve our beginner learners. Read the rest of this entry »

Website or Blog…Which Should You Choose?

February 21st, 2009

post-fleurdelisIf you’ve read the Getting Started page and if you are really paying attention, you will have noticed that this site is a WordPress.org blog. That doesn’t quite fit with what I’ve said about starting with a website and using KompoZer to build it, does it? So, this is to set the record–er, site–straight. Read the rest of this entry »

Making Money Any Way You Can

February 21st, 2009

post-fleurdelisWas it desperation?  Ineptitude?  Or maybe just a clumsy mistake?   Whatever it was, it was offensive.  But, after the initial shock had passed, it was just plain funny.

Yesterday, I received an e-mail that began, “Dear NULL.”  Duh.  Who?  The sender was only vaguely familiar, and I felt pretty sure that I hadn’t signed up for his (or her) mailing list.  So, why did I get that email? Read the rest of this entry »

Making Money & Morality

February 5th, 2009

post-fleurdelisThere are times when ‘original content’ should step aside in favor of  ‘I wish I had written that!’  This is one of those times.

Wendy Churchill is a lovely British lady who writes a  weekly newsletter on random subjects.  In this one, she has addressed issues that too often are ignored in business today and has done so in a way that I couldn’t better.  She has graciously granted me permission to reprint it here.

With the exception of one or two ‘snips’ of irrelevant ‘newsletter necessities,’ this is entirely unedited.  Please enjoy…


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