September 29th, 2011 → 9:17 am @ admin
Blogs are a good way of getting your point across to a large number of people, all at a time. A lot of people are turning into avid bloggers to beat the stress, resulting out of their usually mechanical lives. Blogs are a nice way, of giving vent to your thoughts and ideas. it is also a very good platform, for advertising your product or services.
It has often been seen, that the writers and authors of these blogs, are very eager to start writing, but as time goes by, they start to loose interest. A good blog should be interactive. the readers, should interact with the author, and give their opinions about what your content. this interaction, and communication, will make your job very interesting. In order to achieve this result, your writing should be attractive enough to attract traffic. here are a few tips which can help become an efficient blogger.
1. Content is the most important element of any blog. the better your content, the more readers you get. it is important, that you write authentic contents. A simple content with flow and clarity is the key to success.
2. Blogging does not mean that, you remain confined to your own site and web-page. it is all about sharing the links and traffic, freely with other sites as well. this will benefit your blog in a very healthy way. because the more you share, the more you will grow.
3. Consistency is very important for a blogger. You should not be irregular as far as posting contents are concerned. In order for the search engines to notice you, it is very important that you be consistent.
4. Always take interest in your blog. Writing or doing something halfheartedly will never bear the same product, as compared to something done wholeheartedly.
5. it is important that you use keywords in your blog-this will enable the search engines to index you.
6. using pictures and videos in your content is a very good idea. it adds color and dynamism to the otherwise stereotypical monotony of texts.
These points will enable you to transform from a wannabe blogger to a successful blogger, in a short span of time. for details refer web blogs.
September 29th, 2011 → 8:01 am @ admin
Although there are a lot of ways for you to put your information onto the Internet, the service that is run by Blogger.com is by far one of the most convenient. It doesn’t require you to invest any money and once you set up your own free blog, you are free to do with it as you please. If you’re interested in making a little bit of money on your blog, that is also a possibility by using this free blogging service. regardless of whether you are using it for money or not, however, the tips for blogger really are the same. here are a few to get you started.
The best thing that you can possibly do to get started with blogger.com is to read all of the information that is available on their website. they have taken a lot of time to walk you through every step of the process of setting up your blog and getting it rolling. That is one of the biggest tips for blogger that I can possibly give you but it is also one that many people ignore. they tend to wait until things are almost beyond repair before they begin looking for somebody to help them repair them.
One of the reasons that blogger is such a popular service is because it is owned by the search engine Google. Everybody wants to be listed on Google and you need to get their attention in order to make that happen. Simply by using blogger, you have the opportunity of being recognized. they also have some tools on the back end which allow you to use RSS and pinging in order to gain recognition from the search engines as well.
There are a number of other tips for blogger that you might want to use but it really all depends upon your goals that you are trying to achieve. For example, you can start up websites on various Web 2.0 properties and post your RSS feed in order to get some great back links. You may also want to try fooling around with the templates in order to find out what is going to convert the best for you. the same would also be true of any advertising, continue to test to see which works best for you. It is the best way for you to make sure that you are earning your full potential and receiving the traffic to your new blog at Blogger.com.
August 19th, 2011 → 2:30 pm @ admin
Personally, I wouldn’t mind seeing a tea party, god fearing, anti gay anti global warming, fire breathing Republican take the office of president of this country..
Why. Because by some sliver of a chance the people of this country will know that putdowns, religion, ect. just won’t put the unemployed back to work and the whole Idea of no loop hole closing and just cutting simply will not work!
those rusted plants are a thing of the past, It takes money and new. yes new ideas ..something right now we seem to be lacking…
I have no ideas, but other than put downs and the old political blame game..no one does!..Just listen!
Small goverment, large goverment it still takes money!..Just look if older what has happened to the education system, programs…our future… one keeps hearing about the future we’re going to leave for our children and grandkids..
sorry Democrats and union workers,, you want to live in the past , then don’t cut your wages and demands drasically and beyond that even.you loop hole rich and corporations, Keep hiding behind the curtain of truth. … At least until someone finds a new golden apple of income for citizens of this country.
Heck, I remember years ago the only pickers of fruits were mexicans, no american would except those wage scales or conditions…Now those conditions are here!.. I bet if we let the tea party have it’s way Citizens would flock to the fields…Right/ Wrong…Ba, humbug,,
we’re still trying to live in the glory years that are far gone!..those were my years, not yours. but our greed grew and that greed and progress or fall is now in your hands. Remember, as of yet you haven’t helped, not a bit!
so go ahead and blame Obama or the next president… republican or democrat…doesn’t matter it takes money right now and smart thinkers to set a new course after. something this country is sorely lacking in and will now take several years, yep several to regain if not more…
So give that fire breathing tea party leaning republican a chance to kill us off even more..4 more years, won’t really matter when I’m talkinmg years.
I’m old and crippled. this country now belongs to another generation. but it isn’t even their’s, it is their off spring and hopefully not but their childrens.
We have become the haert of the inland empire world; Everything in and nothing going out! It won’t start coming back in until stop demanding and start doing.. loke everything else, people are sick of paying to support you… forget you were once an executive of some branch with a college degree, go pick a fruit and except the wage. get rid of the bmw and walk if need be…just do something!
As for the republican viewpoint again, Just take a trip down to the Yacht club..ask nicely if they support closing the loop holes on taxes, Called increased taxes(wrong)_..ask in the last ten years what new business ventures because of these loop holes they have created…
Climate change,, man created, who cares, It is happening..so do we just ignore the contribution?
Ending for now, go ahead, vote for Perry, Are any Republican who have all the non answers to the answers
August 19th, 2011 → 2:00 pm @ admin
I may be one of the odd people out when it comes to Mac OS X. While I don’t mind using the Mac OS X client version on my machines, I prefer running Mac OS X Server. I’ve purchased each version of OS X Server since Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. when I purchased it, I bought the 10-client license for $499. I also spent another $499 on the unlimited client version of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server. this time around I joined the Mac Developer program and was able to use it for the $99 entry price.
One of the biggest reasons for me to choose to go with Mac OS X Server over Mac OS X client is because I do development. Instead of trying to cobble together all of the pieces like MySQL, apache, and PHP on the client version, I can just as easily, and without much effort, use Mac OS X Server. Mac OS X Server has all of the pieces for my development environment already to go out of the box. Sure, I could use alternative options like MAMP, but they are just not as clean nor as easily configured.
One of the major appeals for using Mac OS X Server as a platform is the ease of configuration and the granularity of control when using OS X Server. Mac OS X Lion Server continues this feature set, for the most part.
The price of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Server is a a mere $49.99. you must download client before converting your server to Server. this significant price drop makes it a 90 percent savings over the previous $499 price-tag for older versions of Mac OS X Server. at this price point it is easily within reach of many prosumers who may wish to dabble in Server administration but don’t wish to fork out a significant amount of money to enjoy their hobby.
Since Mac OS X 10.7 is an evolution of the Mac OS operating system, one expects stability. Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Server does not disappoint. throughout the beta builds the entire operating system was quite stable. there were no kernel panics nor anything that really killed any connectivity. even with new features, like Launchpad and Mission control, everything worked quite well.
Mac OS X Server in general has offered a Wiki option since 10.5 Leopard Server. Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Server offers a significant improvement over Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server’s wiki.
Apple has completely redesigned the Wiki Software, not just externally, but also internally. Instead of being written in python, Apple’s Wiki Server 3 now entirely uses Rails for the infrastructure.
Some of the new Wiki Server 3 features include a new navigation bar, custom project-specific wikis, file sharing, massive search improvements, and email notifications.
Some novice wiki users may choose to look for help documents. these have been completely redesigned too. under Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, the Wiki help pages looked like a WordPress 1.6 page. there was just a blue bar across the top and you basically had to search to find any help documents. this has radically been changed in Wiki Server 3.
Wiki Server 3′s help pages now offer an iOS-like interface for finding items. there is a list of topics on the left, much like the iPad, with the contents on the right. you can even search to help find the specific item you are looking for.
The physical changes include a new navigation bar, which allows you to do creating right from the toolbar. the Login Page for Wiki Server 3 now includes a “Remember Me” function. therefore users are not required to enter in their username and password every time they visit the page.
The Search within Wiki Server 3 has been noticeably improved. you are now able to search within certain file types. the list of file types includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Pages, Numbers, Keynote and even PDFs. it should be no surprise that Pages, Numbers and Keynote are on the list, since these are Apple products. However, the ability to search Word, Excel and even PowerPoint is rather interesting. obviously Apple recognizes that enterprises use Microsoft’s Productivity suite and may want to upload these files to their Wiki Server in order to make them searchable. this is a nice touch.
The most significant end-user improvement has to be email notifications. many users find keeping up with comments and page edits to be a daunting task, particularly since you have to manually add the pages to a track list. Well this has changed in Wiki Server 3. now a user can be notified via e-mail when new comments or page edits have occurred. One would think that this could fill up a user’s inbox rather quickly. Apple has taken this possible annoyance into account. if a number of updates or comments are added to a page rather quickly, a user will receive a single notification of the updates, instead of an individual email every time something is updated.
Wiki Server 3 offers some nice improvements over previous versions. if you rely heavily on Wiki Server, you may want to check out Mac OS X 10.7 Lion’s Wiki Server.
File Sharing with iOS
One of the most significant improvements for the integration of iOS devices in the enterprise is the addition of file sharing for iOS devices through the use of WebDav.
As a system administrator, you can choose which directories are available for iOS sharing through the Server.App File Sharing options.
When you create a Share Point, you can select which options are available on this folder as well. this includes whether or not to use the folder to save iOS files. this feature will go a long way towards allowing iOS devices into the enterprise.
Apple has dumbed down OS X Server to be easily usable by almost any non-server user. this is great for OS X Server adoption. However, this does not bode well for those who have complex setups and need to manage even a small number of OS X devices.
Server.app combines the power of Server Admin with the ease of Server Preferences. you can easily enable and disable individual services with the click of a mouse. this is great for those who may be novices when it comes to server administrator, but this can be rather troublesome for more advanced server administrators.
Server.app dumbs down the configuration options of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Server. this is done to such an extract that you have very few options for some services. take Wiki Server for instance. this is the only option available:
Wow, you can either allow everybody or some users to create wikis. Granted, most of the administration is actually done via the Wiki Software, but it is still disappointing to see so few other options that are outside of a user’s control.
Many smaller businesses use Mac OS X Server to be their VPN endpoint for their Macs and iOS devices to connect to, in order to be able to access the corporate network.
With Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, an administrator had a bunch of options available in order for the system administrator to customize their setup. you had two different VPN technologies that you could use: Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) and Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP). now in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Server you have only one option: L2TP with IPSec Authentication. you still have the ability to decide what IP address range to assign, but that is the extent of the configuration options.
Despite the lack of configuration options, there is no way to debug VPN connections to see if there is an issue. in addition, there is little information regarding the type of VPN that is configurable on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Server. through trial and error I have determined that it is in fact an L2TP VPN, so you can save yourself the troubleshooting to determine exactly what type of VPN is available.
Server Admin Tools
With the change from Server Admin to Server.app as the primary mechanism for managing a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Server, the question on how to administer the advanced functions comes into question. Thankfully, Apple has not eliminated Server Admin Tools.
Server Admin Tools does still exist, however you can only manage certain services through the application. in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server there were a total of 26 different services that could be administered, but with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Server there are only 11.
Some of Snow Leopard’s 26 have been combined, like AFP, SMB and NFS. these have been combined under the ‘File Sharing’ service, which is administered through Server.app. Advanced configurations like Open Directory, DNS, DHCP, Firewall, NAT, and Software Update are still present and administered through Server Admin Tools.
The rather disturbing part is that there are a few services that are completely missing from Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Server. the list is as follows: FTP, MYSQL, QuickTime Streaming, and Print Server. these are just not available in any way, shape or form under Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Server, at least not natively. this is rather troublesome for those businesses that rely on any of these services.
The elimination of Print Server is not necessarily a deal breaker for many, but if you were hoping to use a slightly older Mac mini Server as a Lion print server, it isn’t going to happen. Apple has set a dangerous precedent with the removal of Print Services.
According to the setup, it was supposed to take approximately 34 minutes to upgrade my install to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Server. this sure was not the case. it took nearly 90 minutes to do the full installation. the first 75 minutes were the physical install, plus reboot. and the last 15 minutes was the setup after the installation.
To be fair, I am running a 4-year old 2.16GHz MacBook. it is probably the oldest system that will support Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Server. Despite this, it should not take 90 minutes to install an operating system. so be warned, the timer may not accurately reflect the amount of time to upgrade.
When there is a new operating system one would expect some sort of manual or maybe some helpful configuration guides to assist them with the new features of their operating system. Apple has failed to do this.
Sure, you can try to use the help screens but those do not explain a whole lot. For instance, there is no information regarding WebDav at all in the help of Server.App. this makes it rather difficult to configure your Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Server as a file repository for iOS devices.
As mentioned previously, there is no documentation for what type of VPN is configurable with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Server. if you upgrade your VPN Server, how are you supposed to know which VPN to configure on your clients?
The lack of documentation is quite frustrating when you have no idea what any feature or configuration option means. Flying blind is not a way to operate at all, particularly on a Server platform.
Wiki Server Requirements
I previously mentioned Wiki Server 3 for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Server. One problem with Wiki Server 3 is that only certain browsers are supported. the supported browsers are listed here:
Since Safari on Leopard is 5.0, it is supported. However, older systems like Mac OS X 10.4 are not supported at all. if the devices are running a PowerPC processor, they could potentially be upgraded to Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, which does support Safari 5.0. However, it may be at some point in the future where even 10.5 Leopard is not supported for a feature, since Apple is no longer issuing security updates for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
Internet Explorer 9 is a brand new release of Microsoft’s Internet browser that many enterprises will not or cannot adopt any time soon. many enterprises are behind the curve when it comes to upgrading Internet browsers. this can be due to compatibility with their internal software or merely because new browsers can lead to potential security issues.
Web browsers are not the only item that takes a while to upgrade. new operating system adoption within enterprises is notoriously slow. this is mostly due to refresh cycles. many older hardware systems cannot support the newest operating systems. there are many business still running Windows XP, which cannot support any Microsoft operating system past Internet Explorer 8.
You may be asking, what does Microsoft have to do with Macs? Quite simply, many enterprises are not wiling to put their mission-critical software on a platform that they have not supported previously. Some enterprises may be willing to take a chance on hosting a new item, like a Wiki, on a Mac because it can integrate with their Active-Directory Domains. using a Mac as a Wiki Server is an excellent way to bring new technology to employees, and simultaneously test a new platform.
Combining the minimum requirement for Windows Vista, which does support Internet Explorer 9, and the inability to use their older clients could have some enterprises looking elsewhere for another solution. I know that this may be a very small percentage of enterprises, but with many C-level executives using Macs, adoption may ultimately be inevitable.
The biggest disappointment in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Server is the lack of granularity regarding website hosting, particularly for me since I develop almost solely by using Mac OS X Server as my web development platform.
With OS X Leopard Server and OS X Snow Leopard Server, an administrator had the option of deciding which modules were to be supported within their server. if they wanted to allow python scripts to be run, allow WebDav capabilities or even allow PHP to run, they could. now with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Server you do not have these options.
You can control whether PHP is enabled, but any advanced GUI controls are completely missing. if you really need advanced controls you can jump into Terminal and use your typing skills to make everything work the way you want. But be warned, your configurations may be overwritten if you change something via the GUI. this is a major disappointment for server administrators. Sure, you can compile Apache’s HTTP server from source-code, but then why not just use Mac OS X 10.7 Lion client and save some money.
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Server is a solid upgrade for those who are already used to running Mac OS X Server. you cannot beat the low price tag of $49.99. try finding a brand new retail copy of Windows Server for that price. the change from using Server Admin Tools to using Server.app can be a bit baffling for long-term Mac Server admins, but will make it quite simple for novice admins to learn Mac OS X Server. Sure, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Server has its share of problems, but they can be fixed over time. if you feel like dipping your toes into Mac OS X Server, the $49.99 price tag will make it much more palatable. so, hop on in to the Mac OS X Server world.
August 19th, 2011 → 2:00 pm @ admin
Diet and its impact on the baby’s wellness
Let’s take a appear at food and its impact on the well being of your baby. In terms of calories, you require to eat about 300 calories much more per day from the third trimester of pregnancy. Nevertheless, you eat most likely eat more than that, the woman takes an typical of 30 pounds until the finish of pregnancy. you do not consume any calories. you need to have to eat highly nutritious food with only complex carbohydrates, vegetable protein and high in fiber. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are the very best way forward. you ought to avoid sugars condensed and easy sugars, and foods high in animal fats. Wholesome consuming will also support you prevent or mitigate the small discomforts such as morning sickness, constipation, hemorrhoids, infections, and fatigue.
Vitamins and minerals for the duration of pregnancy
what are the vitamins included in a wholesome diet plan? B vitamins and folic acid are essential for a wholesome pregnancy. these nutrients are essential for suitable development of nerve and brain of your child. In truth, these developments are taking place mainly in the very first months of pregnancy. As it often takes long to understand that you are pregnant, sexually active young girls need to take these nutrients on a regular basis. If you eat a balanced diet with a lot of entire grains or enriched cereals, you should take at least 400 mg of folic acid recommended each day. you can also get a lot of folic acid by eating vegetables, citrus fruits, and legumes.
it is critical to have a excellent balance of minerals, calcium and metals for a wholesome pregnancy. This is the guarantee for your child to have powerful bones and flexible. it also assists very good circulation and good oxygen levels. you should make positive to take lots of iron in your diet for the duration of your pregnancy.
the importance of relaxation and physical exercise
For a healthy pregnancy ought to not eat that good stuff. you also want to take time for yourself. take time for rest and relaxation. This will assist you feel much better and your baby also feels excellent. Don’t forget that in the course of your pregnancy, your child is feeling the same things you do in terms of chemical and hormonal. Your spouse and your family will relieve you a small in the course of your pregnancy.
In your efforts to get plenty of rest and nutrients, do not neglect exercise. Physical exercise for the duration of pregnancy is extremely required for a wholesome body and a healthy child. it was identified that lack of exercise during pregnancy can lead to premature births. Nevertheless, you need to consult a physician for it ought to create an exercise program for you.
August 19th, 2011 → 1:30 pm @ admin
Living the single life yields tips for datingBy ANGELIC JONESContributing Reporter
Book reviewDemetria Lucas details life after college as a single woman in A Belle in Brooklyn. The Essence Magazine relationship editor and single-life blogger, abelleinbrooklyn.com, shares funny anecdotes and heartfelt advice on living the single life. Reminiscent of the Candace Bushnell’s Carrie Bradshaw, Lucas narrates her experiences as a heroine looking to live her life outside prescribed parameters. Her story relates dating twists and turns and a strategy for being yourself while still enjoying the companionship of others. A Belle in Brooklyn is this summer’s must-read guide for the dating, single woman.
Lucas advises that women follow their dreams. While partying after college and meeting new people, she was enjoying herself but missed life in new York. just as she was meeting a guy she might have an interest in, a job option she’d been waiting for came through a call from new York. she had to tell the guy she was leaving and wisely jumped on the career opportunity she had been working toward. she took the job that would remove her from exile and landed herself into a busy life in new York.
For Lucas, life in new York is about knowing the right people and being in the right place. every night an industry party kept her busy. Mingling with her mentor, Dakar, took her to late-night, hot parties where she made career contacts. however, she learns a valuable lesson about trusting men when a late night and too much to drink leaves her a damsel in distress at the mercy of Dakar.
The party girl
Lucas continues to enjoy the single life after a costly mishap but becomes more cautious. A roundtable of men provides her with intimate details about men’s desires and behavior. Her personal man squad man up about everything from condom usage to men faking it in bed. Still living the night life, Lucas uses the information to determine the type of men she will date.
She runs into Evan, an older man with mature friends who enjoy marriage and parenting. When the relationship with Evan starts to build, Lucas backs off after a proposal leaves her thinking she does not want marriage just yet.
She moves back to the party life, prompting her dad to speak to her about aging. Her party-girl behavior will garner her a reputation in his eyes, but Lucas feels the same lifestyle that a man would lead would not generate the same concern. she continues on her single woman journey, working on her career and personal happiness.
Lucas continues her journey as a single woman. Her lifestyle is a choice to be alone but not lonely. she spends her time traveling and gaining information about personal development and seeking the right mate. Her dating raises issues of dating with honor, being ready to date and working on yourself, and empowering yourself through dating. Lucas touches on key points from other authors and also mentions entertaining books and movies that made a difference in her life.
A common theme with Sex and the City is her relationship with Greg. That relationship and the ins and outs of Greg’s effect on her life play a key role throughout the book, giving a Mr. Big feel to his character. Lucas explores dating though Greg seems to be ever present in her life at important occasions.
A Belle in Brooklyn is a touching story about Lucas and her journey through dating. Her experiences become tips for black women on what to do and not to do.
Angelic Jones is a freelance writer for Austin Weekly News.
August 19th, 2011 → 12:30 pm @ admin
A slight bout of insomnia, a bit of indigestion and there I was at 3 am sitting on the couch, remote control in hand. what I didn’t know was that the four-alarm lamb vindaloo I had for dinner was about to introduce me to a whole new world of riches: Late night television.
The paid programming seems to have more ways to make money than the NYSE has stock listings. And you can stay right there on your couch while you do it. Hard work, savings and diversified investments are not the message. the Money Men who come on after Letterman and Conan sign off tell you that you can pretty much sit in your Barcalounger and watch the money pile up. no Money Down, and Profit Guaranteed (with an asterisk and some disclaimers, to keep the Attorneys General off guard.)
The ideas they offer to Late Night TV Land are a bit further out in space than Battlestar Galactica – though it’s late, your mind is mush, and people have been making money on a lot of crazy investments in recent years (Snow futures, nude bungee jumping and the wildly unsavory business of acquiring life insurance options from the terminally ill)
–Invest in cash flow!
–Become a tax lien millionaire!
–make it rich by helping the government end the foreclosure crisis!
–Grab the money the US Treasury is wasting!
–the internet will make you a dotcom mogul!
–the gold rush is about to start again!
The pitches have taken over channels once dominated by televangelists (who were pretty good at wringing cash from viewers as well.) Fittingly, because the new wave of money-vangelists promise financial salvation from the Church of Divine Investment.
The productions are often slick. the I-made-it-rich–and-you-can-too salesman is polished and personable, well dressed in dark pinstripes, and he talks straight from the heart, in mellifluous preacherly tones. The image is not Crazy Eddie hawking insane values, but a folksy well-dressed Main Street banker. Shucks he just wants to share his extreme good fortune, as if Easy Street is getting lonely and he’d like you as a neighbor.
I keep saying “He,” but this is not because there are no women sharing the tube time in the wee hours. There is usually an attractive and professional-looking woman sharing the set, and she is not just there to be eye candy. her role is like the “roper” who shills in three-card monte.
On the set that looks like a network late-night television show, she does the “interview” with the Mr. Money Man. the shill looks more impressed and convinced with every answer she gets to her questions. Hard as you listen, you get no real answers beyond platitudes about how simple and surefire it is. The plan is teased and unfolded like an onion skin over the entire half hour during which your addled late-night brain is massaged by a lot of Money-Man assurances about how you can be Rich Like me.
Does anyone besides the Money Man make money on all this? Of course, guaranteed, and you don’t have to break a sweat. instead of busting your butt on whatever it is that made you sleepless in the first place you can get those Guaranteed Returns without working!
You keep waiting to find exactly out how (unless you have finally gathered the energy to reach the remote). And if you are still awake at this point you at least want to be paid back for all the time you invested and you want them to show you the money.
This means you are ready for the money shot – the People who Made Millions Using My system part of the show. Suddenly the TV image is a lot less slick, looking more like the Zapruder film than the studio quality of the rest of the Money Man show. in washed-out grainy footage, some gray-faced couple are telling you in somber tones that indeed Money Man has made them comfortably rich with very little effort or brainpower.
But if they are so comfortably rich why do they seem so uncomfortable. Why are they not happy? is someone off camera holding a gun to their heads? Could they not stroll onto the Hollywood studio set during their latest shopping trip to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. (My theory: the FTC gives a lot of leeway for quacks to use the airways – but they draw the line at outright lying. These people may or may not be telling the truth – but I’m guessing they would be very hard to find if anyone bothered to check. the film looks as if it has been sitting on a shelf for year – and as we all know the dead tell not tales. Just a theory.)
Finally, after you see the sad success stories, you will get the real pitch. the actual investments come in three categories: 1) too good to be true 2) Stretching the truth to super size and 3) Extremely overpriced books and materials that deliver conventional wisdom or worse, useless information.
No 1. too good to be true.
The discounted cash flow offer is one of the all-time favorites. it trades on the myth that once you figure out a secret accounting code you are smarter than the fools who have to think for a living. it reminds me of the Seinfeld episode when Kramer decides to destroy a stereo so he can collect the Post Office insurance. It’s not immoral, Kramer says, “It’s a writeoff, Jerry.” they have an idiots’ argument bluffing away until both agree that neither knows what writeoff is. the rich investors I know always say that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. the FTC has busted at least one of these scams.
Yes, gold is an appreciating asset class these days. You can open any reputable newspaper and learn that fact. But those antique coins they’re hawking on late-night television will cost you a lot more than a standard gold bullion coin, and unless you’re a coin-collecting expert, you have no way of appraising whether there’s any additional value beyond their gold content.
Foreclosures are huge problems, we know. we all know that every problem creates an opportunity. True, some people have made money on distressed properties, but there’s no secret involved. the reality: it is a dirty, nasty business that requires hard work, the willingness to throw people out of their homes and a strong sense of the local housing market. it is far from risk-free. if you want to get into that business, hold your nose and jump in. what you really need is a strong stomach, and not a $197 “instruction manual” or a $395 “informational seminar.”
A lot of the offers give money-back guarantees. But remember, it’s a lot harder for you to find them than it is for them to find you. Consumer bulletin boards are full of complaints from people who were overcharged and have trouble stopping payments. the pitch artists know that people eventually give up. Most of us have day jobs, even insomniacs.
RJ Safra is a New York-based writer who specializes in finance and business topics.
August 19th, 2011 → 12:30 pm @ admin
At this moment, when so many online entrepreneurs try so hard to find potential customers for their product or service, generating blog leads seems a great solution. Of course, you can have leads with Facebook or your company’s capture pages. however, you’re losing a lot of benefits in the long run. Firstly, a blog offers a unique opportunity to have your online home where you can brand yourself, connect with people and share knowledge, solutions or entertainment. secondly, you can make more sales automatically, easier than anywhere else.
1. Establish who is your target market.
This is where all begins, and it will influence all your work before you start your marketing campaign, the first step is to identify who are people you are looking for. What are their goals or problems? answer honestly to these questions
2. take care of your blog
We talk about your central hub where people are coming to see you. Make it look great More important, offer a free gift in exchange of the personal data: name, email and phone number. It can be a free report, an e-book or how to video tutorials. If it’s very valuable, you will generate a lot of blog leads.
Here are other things you want to consider:
- create multiple opt in forms: in the sidebar, at the end of every post or by using a pop up form.
-your auto responder must be already set up, with multiple messages so that you can start the relationship right after the opt in.
-optimize your blog for the search engines and make it easy for visitors to syndicate your content.
How? Simple, by installing some useful plugins like: all in One SEO Pack, Digg, Onlywire and Google XML Sitemap.
Study your target market and select its most urgent problems. the next is to turn them in keywords and make a research using tools created for this purpose. Thus, you will drive traffic directly from the search engines.
There is a trick here: look for long tailed keywords because they have a lower level for competition
After the research is finished, create content using the keyword. be original and offer value every time you write a post or shoot a video If you do that, blog leads won’t be a problem anymore. They will want to come for the value and support you give
4.Get as many backlinks as possible.
Having backlinks means more traffic how do you get them?
With the methods described above it will be easy for you to generate blog leads and build a list. however, it’s very important to move on and build a relationship with them: by email and phone. otherwise you have only a list of data
August 19th, 2011 → 12:00 pm @ admin
ANAHEIM, Calif. — once the smoke from the fireworks clears and the image of the Rally Monkey dancing on the videoboard disappears, the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels can take stock of what happened in this series.
The reality: the Rangers shoved their lead to six games in the AL West, taking control of the division. they had an opportunity to make it an even more commanding lead, but couldn’t quite get it done. still, the series win forces the Angels to make a memorable six-week run just to catch them. and that seems unlikely.
Divisions, of course, aren’t clinched in the third week of August. the Rangers didn’t need Mark Trumbo‘s dramatic two-run walk-off homer in Thursday’s 2-1 Angels win to tell them that. one swing of Trumbo’s bat doesn’t change the fact that the Rangers are the better team. the goal coming into the series was to leave with a bigger lead than when they arrived. Mission accomplished.
“We would have loved to have gotten this one,” Josh Hamilton said. “But we put ourselves in position to win. It just didn’t turn out that way.”
The Rangers led 1-0 on a crushing home run by Mike Napoli in the seventh, the ball likely leaving some marks on the rock formation in left-center field. Texas held the lead into the ninth, when Mike Adams was called in to get the save.
Neftali Feliz had pitched four of the past five days and warmed up on the day he wasn’t used. So the Rangers decided before the game not to use him. that meant Mark Lowe pitched the eighth (and it was one impressive inning with nasty stuff on 11 pitches) and Adams the ninth. but after Adams gave up a single to Torii Hunter, the up-and-coming power hitter Trumbo didn’t miss a cutter that didn’t cut enough. the two-run homer caused a roar from the crowd of 41,123. It also gave the Angels a boost and maybe a little hope that they can still catch the Rangers, though that’s a daunting task.
“You’re going to get a lift from a walk-off like that,” Hamilton said. “It depends on how we come back the next day — if it’s fresh in your mind or if it’s come and gone. we definitely got a lift from coming in and playing as well as we did, taking three out of four from them.”
Despite the dramatics, the Rangers’ playoff odds increased heavily in this series. Though they didn’t sweep away all of the Angels’ hopes, they did put themselves in an enviable position. Just ask AccuScore. the company has run more than 10,000 simulations and before Thursday’s game had the Rangers’ chances of winning the West at 98 percent. the loss won’t alter that percentage much.
Texas has a tough stretch coming, with a trip to the hard-charging White Sox this weekend followed by home-and-home series the next few weeks against Boston and Tampa Bay, not to mention a trio of games next weekend in Arlington against these same Angels.
But that tough stretch of schedule might be the Angels’ last hope. they need to go on a big run and have the Rangers really falter in the final six weeks to claim the title. that doesn’t look likely.
What this four-game series in sunny and cool California — the Rangers played with temperatures in the high 60s and low 70s out here — proved is that the Rangers are the better team. the better team may not always win, but it wins most of the time.
The Angels may have the well-known names at the top of the rotation, but the Rangers are deeper in all five spots. that was evident as the Rangers beat up on the two rookies in the Angels’ rotation to start the series. one left with an injury in the first and the other couldn’t get an out in the third inning. that forced the Angels to call up some extra arms and tax their bullpen. meanwhile, two of the Rangers’ young arms — Alexi Ogando and Derek Holland — held steady and earned wins. C.J. Wilson then out-dueled the red-hot Ervin Santana on Wednesday.
Solid pitching was a big reason some picked the Angels to win the AL West and why they were expected to give the Rangers a run in this second half. but Texas is outpitching their division counterparts. Since the All-Star break, the Rangers have a 3.07 ERA and a .231 opponent batting average (before Thursday’s game), both tops in the AL. the Angels’ team ERA since the break is more than a run higher at 4.21 (8th in the league).
The Rangers added Koji Uehara and Adams at the trade deadline, turning the bullpen from a weak spot into a position of strength. one bad outing from Adams doesn’t change that, of course. Texas has watched as its starters have pitched deep into games, allowing manager Ron Washington to maneuver his new-and-improved bullpen to preserve leads that were getting away earlier in the season.
The largest gap, however, between the two clubs is at the plate. the Angels’ offense just isn’t scoring enough runs. they scored 12 runs in this series, eight fewer than the Rangers. Since the All-Star break, the Angels have 123 runs scored. Only the Mariners are worse. Texas, meanwhile, has put up 185 runs, second-most in the league in the second half. they are hitting .299 since the break, tops in the league. the Angels are batting just .221 in that span, last in the league. Texas has put up a lot of those second-half numbers without cleanup hitter Adrian Beltre, who should help their production when he returns from a strained left hamstring.
Even the defense, normally a strong suit of the Angels, deserted them for parts of this series with two multi-error games.
The Angels came into the series hoping to close the gap with Texas, or at the very least keep the status quo. instead, it’s the Rangers that take a six-game lead out of California and into Chicago.
“It was a success,” Adams said about the series, moments after his blown save. “That was our goal, to come in here and win the series. That’s our goal for every series. If we keep winning series, we’ll be in good shape.”
Richard Durrett covers the Rangers for ESPNDallas.com.Alvin Anol of ESPN Stats & Information contributed to this report
Follow Richard Durrett on Twitter: @espn_durrett
August 19th, 2011 → 10:30 am @ admin
What’s the return on investment for your social media. it certainly depends upon what you are trying to accomplish with your social media campaign. Are you trying to build community, develop brand recognition or loyalty, drive sales or encourage sharing of your content or ideas? Every approach will require a different strategy…and a different way to gauge response. Read on.
What’s your social media ROI? Defining return on investment in social media is made easier with tools like Google Analytics 5, but the real question is what you are seeking in your social media campaign. Conversion is important but defining what this means when it comes to your particular business become among the most important things you will need to consider. The Unbounce Blog
The question of authenticity. especially when discussing the brand your business projects, the question of authenticity emerges. what makes social media or the brand we promote with it authentic? And what kind of return on investment do we get for the authenticity we invest? Is there a substantial difference from the return where a company doesn’t invest this? Chris Brogan
Social media investment and the Civil Rights Movement. The word investment when thinking about the Civil Rights movement, and especially its leader, Martin Luther King Jr. takes on a whole new and nobler meaning, but when we think of what authentic business ought to be doing in relationship with the clients and customers they serve, perhaps it is a better mark for which to strive. Traffika
Facebook now friendlier to marketers. Could Facebook’s stance on marketing make the social networking site even friendlier to marketers, including the many small businesses who now rely on Facebook for a huge chunk of their marketing efforts either through direct advertising on the social site or maintaining of a branded page for their businesses? WSJ
How many of your “likes” are really your customers. more an issue with brick and mortar businesses depending on clients and customers from nearby, a recent social marketing study suggests that, on average just 15 percent of the “likes” on most small businesses’ Facebook pages actually reside in the same town. Pretty remarkable if you are depending upon these people as a source of business. The solution? more local focus. WSJ
Timing is everything. When looking at how to get the most you can from social media, time can become a critical factor. The reason is simple. Timing is everything on a medium that enters your customers’ or clients’ lives on a daily 24 hour basis and knowing the best times to get the most out of your social media efforts is critically important to your success. Search Engine Optimization Journal
Tips on building a friendly community. Whether it’s a paid membership community or a free social media space where anyone can join, it’s important for you to start thinking about your online social efforts in the right way. Social dynamic can be as important as content and creating a welcoming tone is the key to creating a community that rewards your time and effort. Scott Fox
Is it too late to get started? Certainly not, says blogger Peter Masters who shares a wonderful infographic on social media adoption and more. Certainly, though social media isn’t a simple cure all or a one size fits all. take the time to consider the message you wish to send and how that message could be most easily communicated through social media. The Marketing M8 Blog
Are you a content currator? Matt Mansfield explains this great way to think about the content you provider to your visitors in the social media world. your goal is to bring people back to your social media presence again and again and eventually get them to check your main site with the products and services you offer there. Matt About Business
Social media is not a fad. Be ware of anyone who tells you otherwise. Top sites may come and go but the means by which marketing on the Internet has been transformed is irreversible. to understand how social media can return the investment of time you put in, first ask yourself what would happen if you did nothing. Failing to use one of the most cost-effective forms of business communication on the planet also may have costs. resonance
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