Change in Direction

imagesIt’s been a long winding trip down the blogging highway and the time has come for me to take a new direction both personally and professionally.  As my regular readers have noticed I have not been actively blogging much lately, primarily due to the both personal and professional reasons.Continue Reading

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Corner Brook HR Company Joins the Web

Web Hosting PromotionThere’s many small companies that grapple with whether or not they should have a web presence.  Many small business owners are sole proprietors or the mom-and-pop type companies that wonder what benefits having a “web presence” will have for them.

Until recently, Corner Stone HR Inc located in Corner Brook, NL was one of these companies.  Offering Human Resources Consulting and Human Resources Services, Corner Stone is owned and operated by Carla May.  Her company was doing great work with other companies in the area and her customer testimonials indicated that she was hitting her mark with the consulting services she was offering.Continue Reading

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So You Want to Get Rich Blogging?

Blogging Tips for BeginnersMany of my readers have sent messages wondering why I haven’t been blogging on a
regular basis.  Others have sent desperate messages indicating they want to get rich blogging, hoping that I can show them the ‘magic formula’ that other bloggers are promoting.

To answer the first question, I haven’t stopped blogging on a regular basis.  I have simply stopped writing blog posts here on a regular basis.  I have a large network of sites that occupy my time and I have other business interests that takes me away from writing here on my personal blog on a regular basis.Continue Reading

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Best Source of Passive Revenue

Blogging Tips for BeginnersSeveral bloggers in my area were having a debate over the best source of passive revenue for their blogs.   We all run about the same size blog network and have close to the same number of readers on our popular sites but what we found was amazing was the different conversion rates we were seeing from these sites and the varying amount of passive revenue generated. Each blogger had their preference and were using different revenue sources for their passive income streams for a variety of reasons.Continue Reading

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Search Penalty for Thin Content

Blogging Tips for BeginnersAfter receiving an email indicating one of my sites would be subjected to a manual search penalty in the Google Search Index because of “thin content”, it made me reevaluate many of my websites and compare them to the Google Webmaster’s Guidelines.  Most of my online real estate focused on passive income from Google Adsense and utilized what was up until this point, a proven technique for developing profitable websites.Continue Reading

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Domain Registry of Canada Solicitation or Scam?

Domain Registry of Canada Online ScamBack several years ago I wrote a practice of the Domain Registry of Canada using a tactic known as domain slamming to obtain business.  This is where they arbitrarily use their position as a domain register, find the contact information of people who have registered domains and send them what looks like a very legitimate invoice.  While I feel this practice is highly unethical, what bothers me even more is that I’ve contacted this company about 25 times asking to be permanently removed from their mailing list.  Obviously it hasn’t worked because tonight, I received another solicitation from you guessed it – the Domain Registry of Canada.Continue Reading

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Village Music Starts Engaging the Corner Brook’s Music Scene

Village Music has been around Corner Brook for quite some time, offering people on Newfoundland’s west coast some of the best selection of instruments, equipment and supplies.  As a fixture in the Corner Brook music scene, Village Music has always been a friend to local musicians, reaching out to both young and old as well experienced and inexperienced musicians for over 12 years.  As a long time “musician” (notice the small ‘m’), Village Music was one of the regular stops when I was looking for strings, accessories or a place to just stop by for a few minutes.  Service was always friendly and you were made to feel right at home.

Earlier this year the long time staple in western Newfoundland music scene changed owners.  The former owner, another fixture in the Corner Brook music scene, Lloyd Bartlett, was close to retirement and he said “the time was right” for him to move on.Continue Reading

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The Secret to Making Money Online

Is there a secret to making money online?  Is it possible to get rich while making money online?  The answer to both of these questions is a resounding “yes”.  There is a secret to making money online and it is possible to get rich but it unlikely to happen for those who are looking for a way to get rich without working.

Regardless of what you are told, what you read, what you are promised by all those sites trying to show you how to make money online, the biggest secret they are not telling you is that it isn’t easy.  There is no easy way to make money online.  There is no quick way to get rich online.Continue Reading

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Why Traffic Exchanges Don’t Work

Novice webmasters struggle to build traffic to their websites.  They are lured by scams and schemes promising them enormous amounts of targeted traffic.  One such traffic source that I’ve been seeing promoted more and more lately is traffic exchange services.

Let me put this in plain words – traffic exchange services don’t work.

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The Best Setup for Internet Gaming

When it comes to gaming, there are certain things you can do to make it the best experience possible, like using convenient tools from Enjoy your game in style with these ideas for beefing up your bachelor pad.

Have you ever had a friend critique your playing grounds? Have you ever had friends whose houses you wanted to stay at for hours just to play? You may have noticed that the way they set up their space added a lot to the fun factor involved in video games. And it’s not just about fun. It’s about the freedom to be who you want to be within the confines of the game. It’s about shared experiences and good times. Make it the best of times now.Continue Reading

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