The lack of posts this week was the result of being in the woods for a week; isolated from all forms of media, cell phone communication, basically cut off from the outside world, but I'm back and have a lot to share. The disaster scenario we were instructed to deal with was pretty creative. Basically, the Military missed the satellite they shot down a couple weeks ago, and we had to deal with the radiation positioning, loss of basic infrastructure, toxic fumes, electro magnetic pulse, you name it. People died as a result of the satellite's impact, running water and electricity ceased to exist, and our primary objective was to rebuild the organization's IT infrastructure. This involved generating our own power, establishing data connectivity for Internet access and phone communication, providing air conditioning, the whole nine yards.
Yesterday, while developing advertising campaigns , I suddenly noticed my operating system was gradually performing slower and slower. After snapping out of the zone, the reason for the drop in performance became obvious. Three instances of Firefox, each with a minimum of ten open tabs, four Notepad sessions, three instances of Internet Explorer (have to conform to standards now, don't we?), two Putty sessions, three instances of Foxit Reader, a development VM, paint shop pro, anti-virus, Alt.Binz (torrents suck), automatic updates, sftp-drive, and loads of other miscellaneous crap; lovely.
$62.08 in advertising and 0 conversions later, I've yet to give up on affiliate marketing. Revenue from Adsense and eBay commissions aren't bad, but successful Internet marketing involves diversifying your income in as many ways possible. Over the past few weeks I've really started applying myself to the game of affiliate marketing and pay per click advertising. Despite my inability to generate a return on my investment, the experience so far has been rewarding and extremely educational. This post will outline some of the things I've learned, and what I plan on trying in the future.
Previous posts explained why I believe BitTorrent is a problem, but like most technology, BitTorrent does have a worth while purpose. BitTorrent for enterprise network usage isn't anything new, but according to TorrentFreak, a Dutch University finally decided to use the peer to peer protocol for software patch distribution. Naturally, the decision makers at the university were reluctant to implement the technology as a result of the negative press surrounding the protocol, but after seeing BitTorrent in action, they quickly changed their mind. Not to mention, it's free!
Note: This is a follow up to the original Make Money With a Poor Mans BANS (Build A Niche Store) post. If you haven't read that post, please do so before continuing with this one.
The concept is similar to that of a LAN party where people bring their PC's, connect 'em all up, and play games until the sun rises. Except in my party, a group of Internet Marketing guru's, wanna-bes, and even friends get together to bounce ideas off one another. Imagine, an all night spree of just finding CPA offers to promote, buying the domain, building the site, launching an ad campaign, and moving onto the next offer. There's no telling how many sites you'll end up with at the end of the night, but one of them is guaranteed to make some money. In the event a site doesn't generate any cash, try to optimize the ad campaign or just scrap that entire site & campaign.
Each day I goto work, and as faithful as the rising sun, some idiot will screw something up. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not one to expect these foul ups, but when something totally ridiculous happens every day, it's kind of hard not to. New days bring new adventures, and new adventures result in tyrant colleagues/managers doing as they please. In this post, I'm going to illustrate a few real life examples of exactly what I'm forced to deal with on a day to day basis.
I am Legend featuring Will Smith was the last movie I've seen at the theater, and although the movie wasn't terrible, the entire experience was. This is usually the case as there's always some sort of distraction destined to ruin the event.