Why Double Opt-in Is Good And Why I’m Going Back To It

Sorry if I looked interested, I'm not - double opt-in

When Less Is More

Let’s say you are the person opting in to an email list. You’ve seen an offer or something that genuinely interests you so you enter an active email address, you click the subscribe button and follow through to at least see what it’s all about. You’re happy to find out more and the person or company making the offer is happy to have an interested person on their list.

If you see an offer for a free gift though and you just want the free gift you might decide to put in a non-existent email address or an email address that goes to an account you never look at just so you can go to the next page and download the free gift. This is kind of ok for you but not much use to the list owner who really just wants interested people on their list. They want to send you emails, some with offers, some of which you will be interested in and you probably don’t want to receive lots of junk email that you are never going to look at anyway. READ MORE

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9/11 – Where were you?

9/11

Where were you when you first heard about 9/11? I know exactly where I was!

The Background

I was working for a computer company called Logica at the time. I worked in their mobile networks section on the billing and switching for their pay as you go systems. I was what they called a technical lead. I was a database administrator and more importantly at this time I wrote the software that upgraded the billing software to the next version.

So, they sent me out to Athens for 5 days to help out with an upgrade for Panafon which later became Vodafone Greece. I was really looking forward to this as I had never been to Athens and always wanted to go. READ MORE

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Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket

Multiple Streams

The Big Deal About Multiple Streams

If you quit or lose your job then for most people that’s it until they get another job. As you might know that alone is enough reason to have multiple streams of income. Even if you have your own business you never know how it’s going to go, maybe there will be low spots or the product or service you offer stops selling. If you have at least 2 income streams that are working then you have some insurance especially if the income from either is enough to keep you going. The thing is not to have all your eggs in one basket! READ MORE

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Bad Google? Are They Overstepping The Mark?

Bad Google

Bad Google? What Happened, Perhaps Your’ Not Well?

Oh boo hoo, Google, you were one of our best friends but now it seems we cannot trust you after all!

What is it with companies that become so big? Do they have to become corrupted? The usual shyster accountants and lawyers seem to get control and then it’s all about the bottom line followed by a moral spiral downwards. Why is it that companies have to constantly grow? We all know how dangerous monopolies can be and there is a point at which a company cannot grow much more anyway so should that be the emphasis? READ MORE

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The Secret List Of Blocked Web Sites

Blocked Web Sites

Secret Blocked Web Sites … Scary Stuff!

I can’t remember where I picked this article up from, probably twitter or something, maybe Facebook. Anyway, I have lifted the text below from this article on TorrentFreak – Pirate Bay Proxy Now Included in Secret ISP Blocklist.

If governments and/or big companies get control of the internet who will the good, the bad and the ugly be then?

It’s not to do with whether you agree or not with torrent sites and digital piracy it’s to do with the the fact that there is a secret list of blocked web sites at all. Right or wrong, up to now the internet has been a pretty much unrestricted space even if it’s a case of the good, the bad and the ugly. Once you start restricting things where do you draw the line? Who decides? It’s an eternal discussion but once governments and / or large companies get control of the internet things are never going to be the same again and what you can and can’t see will then be decided for you. If blocked web sites are in a secret list then you won’t even know about what you can’t see! READ MORE

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Review – 2013, The Year Of Pure Leverage?

Pure Leverage – It’s New And It’s Exploding

I love SFM which I’m still part of. I didn’t like Empower Network. I love Pure Leverage.

If you want to learn about Internet Marketing the right way then The Six Figure Mentors is the place to go but Pure Leverage is just exploding so fast that now is clearly the time to get in. You can be part of one or more training programs as long as you can make money out of them or through them. You are probably going to make more out of Pure Leverage faster than The Six Figure Mentors and Empower Network so I am recommending Pure Leverage and I’m in Pure Leverage. READ MORE

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Banners Broker – is it or isn’t it, should I care?

Loads of people are in Banners Broker and they are right when they say you are bound to make money out of it … as long as you maintain it (which is easy) … and as long as Banners Broker doesn’t shut down or anything.

A lot of people’s first question is probably “is Banners Broker a scam?” and will then Google it to find out. They will probably come up with lots of sites telling you it’s not a scam with a few that say it is. So is it?  Well, I’ve pondered over this and I can’t really say for sure but I’ll tell you some of what I do know and you can decide. Before I do though, another question is “does it matter?” and for my answer to this please see my post Dodgy Schemes on the internet. READ MORE

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Are Google the new dictators?

Most people know that Google’s motto is “Don’t be evil”.

But before I go any further please watch this video snippet for 2 minutes and 46 seconds. It’s A segment from the Australian show ‘Hungry Beast’ Aired on Australia’s ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) network.

Personally I like a lot of the things Google do, I use a lot of their products and I don’t want to turn this into a “let’s bash Google” article (but I probably will, a bit), it’s intended more as a thought provoker and for interest. READ MORE

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Ok then, if I join the Six Figure Mentors, what will I get?

Why would you want to Join the Six Figure Mentors, I mean really, what makes it better or different?

There are some things that are unique to the Six Figure Mentors but if I’m straight with you, you could probably get all the information and training elsewhere and possibly for free! But … here you get it all in one place, in logical sequence, already tried and tested, with support, with the benefit of experience, in digestible chunks and more.

I have said before that one of the great things about The Six Figure Mentors is that the system does not stand still.  As things change the site gets updated.  Small improvements occur regularly and recently there has been a significant update. This keeps things up to date, fresh and interesting.  It is of course important that things do not change so much or so fast that you cannot keep up. READ MORE

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Dodgy Schemes – On the Internet

This is probably going to be a bit controversial but it is obvious when you think about it (to me at least).  It’s my thoughts, opinions and perhaps a philosophical view.

There are loads of straight down the line and legal businesses on the internet and there are loads of scams, businesses that might be scams or that are a little unsavoury or, maybe it’s not clear.

Right on and regular

If I go and shop at Amazon I’m pretty sure I will get what I pay for and if there is any problem they will probably sort it out without too much hassle most of the time.  If I go get insurance from Virgin or maybe Aviva it’s probably going to be ok.  It’s possible they might give me a rough ride if I claim legitimately but most times they will pay up.  Similarly there have been and probably still are insurance companies out there, for example, that always dispute a claim and will do everything they can to not pay up no matter how legitimate the claim is. READ MORE

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Not every day the sun shines and I’ve been “captcha”d

Just a reflection of how thing can go, it’s that frustrating day that you get sometimes.  In the great scheme of things I guess it’s like an ant nibbling at an elephants foot so I don’t think it’s going make me cry or anything but all the same:-)

Anyway, today and part of yesterday was a bit frustrating because some of the blogs and forums I tried to register with just would not co-operate.  They either gave me errors trying to register which stopped me dead, would not send me the verification email, on one I couldn’t figure out the answer to their random question (it was easy in the end, I’m just a dummy:-() or I couldn’t put in the captcha letters and digits correctly.  I’m over it now I think but it doesn’t half slow you down.  Anyway I’ve managed to sort them all out now.  I wonder if that means tomorrow is going to go really well!? READ MORE

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We stopped being wise

I was going to to do a blog here about not clinging to things that don’t work but instead I want to share this video from Barry Schwartz who I think has a fine mind and puts into perspective what we humans can be like.  It’s about 20 minutes long but I hope it will help you think for the better and perhaps apply it to your daily life … enjoy …

“Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for “practical wisdom” as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world. READ MORE

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