A few years ago, I tried my hand at Drop Shipping. Drop Shipping means you have a supplier deliver a purchased product as if it came from you. This of course eliminates any need to stock inventory. And you as the merchant must make the purchase first before delivery .
So I tried this with eBay and the results were very good. I made a few thousand dollars before losing my eBay account. I must admit, I didn’t manage the account very well. There is more details to this, but I will spare you my failure because it is 100% my fault. This system used correctly can potentially make you a lot of money, and without spending any thing more than $25 to start.
The parts of the income machine
To start drop shipping, you need a few tools and services. One being a Read more »
For creative individuals, finding great solutions or ideas is often a challenge. Even if you solve math equations, write articles or design graphics, often we draw a blank. This is where we just don’t seem to process ideas to resolve a particular issue. This is called the mental block problem.
We are told that simple research and brain storming can give great ideas. And this is true to a certain degree. But to find those genius ideas, the ones that throw all other solutions out the door, is hard and frustrating.
But there is an old technique, used even by people like Einstein to come up with creative breakthroughs. I like to call it the light bulb method. This simple technique was researched by Dr Darren Lipnick of the Australian National University. In his research he found Read more »
I use all but one of the tools in this list for web application development. They help streamline most of my work as a web developer. This is PC based…so I’m not sure which will work on the Mac.
- Web Developer Tool Bar for FireFox
- Gimp – read our article on Gimp Logo Design
- Project Pier
- Open Office
- IE Tester
I’ve never really used subversion. I will try to explore it in the future.
I’ve built applications with Codignitor and it’s really easy to work with. The Web Developers tools bar is practically an extension of me, and the same for jEdit and FileZilla.
Use any of these tools? Please tell us about it.
When looking for a good IDE, some standard features demanded by other programmers must be considered.
But here’s the thing. You really don’t need an IDE. A regular notepad program can work fine for editing your codes.
An IDE offers advanced features to manage files and code. Use of an IDE is Read more »
Freelancers, CEO’s and Managers can greatly increase productivity with various outsourcing solutions. But, it’s important to remember this is real world coordination of people, production and money.
Therefore it’s vital that you know how to manage outsourcing and what services can help.
You will need Read more »
Make no mistake about it; These Online Marketing Techniques will be around for quiet a while.
I’ve been marketing online since 2002. Therefore I have a top down view of all the ways to promote a business online. I’ll cover some of the best options in this short, but sweet list.
1. Your own Affiliate Program. The reason this is number one IMO, is because almost all the other techniques bellow, your affiliates can do for you. Which will be hundreds or thousands of times more than you can do if you executed on these yourself. Even if you Read more »
How I became self employed
I’ve had a desire to be self employed since I was a kid. In 2002 I started a small business that really didn’t take off. But we made some deals and a few bucks. That really opened my eyes to the idea that I could, with hard work, be my own boss.
Although I did go back to a day job since starting my business, I never lost my burning desire to be independent or at least be at the head of my own company.
While building my business (very slowly I might add), I started Read more »
Are you interested in becoming an online Affiliate Marketer? Are you disappointed with the performance of other programs?
Then eBay Partner Network or Amazon Associates Program might be more beneficial to your business. I’ll do a basic comparison of these two services to determine how they differ from each other.
Amazon pioneered affiliate marketing online. They remain one of the most popular programs available today. But we have a contender; Ebay and their partner program. What sets these apart, especially the payout is an important consideration.
Determining the answer in many cases will come down to actual implementation and testing. But before you do that, lets look at how they stack up against Read more »
User Interface Design
refers to the production of the system Users
will interact with. This can be a website, a content management system, applications, software, wireless devices and more.
I will cover 5 common mistakes website developers make when designing the user’s system.
Although this topic is extensive with many advance principles, I will try to cover these mistakes generally when related to website design.
Principles for software and physical gadgets will not be touched on in this guide. And after identifying problem areas I will outline several Read more »
What a common Internet Business Promoter has to offer.
Internet Business Promoters often offer tons of visitor traffic to your website. They guarantee placement in the top of organic search results.
They often boast of industry leading techniques that are exclusive. Claims they have/are experts with more than a decade of experience.
And even claim they can beat any of your competition. All this in less than a week. And of course with big returns on investment.
There seems to be some fluff. Where is it?
What the promoters are selling is fine, but there’s fluff somewhere. The fluff is what they would like to Read more »