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Blogging has proven to be one of the few internet marketing techniques that has stood the test of time, yes, some of the techniques that are now used for creating a successful blog  have probably changed but it’s also fair to say that most successful online entrepreneurs have a blog and they are using it to make money every day.

The thing is, it can be hard, initially, to set up a blog from scratch and get it right.  Even if you are fortunate enough to have a web host that will do it for you, after all, simply clicking your mouse a couple of times will only get you so far. It’s the next steps that you take afterwards that will determine the level of your blogging success.

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This has been written with even a complete beginner in mind and it guides you through the processes of finding your specific niche, setting up the hosting, creating your first blog and then, importantly, monetizing it so that you can be on creating an income in the shortest time possible.

Have a look at some of the contents that you will find in this guide:

** Find piping hot niche markets that are simply begging to give you cash
** How to do keyword research easily for your niche with Google’s Keyword Tool to find the most profitable keywords
** The pros and cons of using Blogger.com blogs vs. self-hosted WordPress blogs. Which one is better for you and why
** How to find and get your domain name and hosting and get everything set up quickly
** How to install your WordPress blog easily and how to optimize your blog for the search engines to find your website
** The secrets to producing great quality content for your readers and that will turn them into loyal customers
** The best ways to monetize your blogs by using a  range of income streams
** How to build a list of targeted buyers with your blog so that you can sell to them in the future
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How Safe Are You On Your Computer?

So, you have a computer, that’s great news!!

Are you safe?

That’s not so easy to answer, especially if you are new to computing.  There are steps that you can take to make your information safer and that can protect you.  I would like to suggest some free applications that you can download and just because they are free, does not make them any less efficient.  In fact, in the past, there have been reviews that have included free apps against the paid ones, and, they have been even MORE efficient that the paid for ones!!

Incredible!!

Have a look through some old copies of computer magazines that do reviews, you will be pleasantly surprised!!

Firstly, the first thing I would recommend, if you don’t already, and that is to have an Anti-virus program.  Computer viruses, unfortunately, are quite prevalent with new ones being developed and released on a daily basis.  But, before I go any further, don’t panic!!  If you keep your AV program up to date, you should be OK.  Don’t worry about what the media say, they love to “over” emphasise things.  It is great business for computer shops when people take them to be checked and you’re already perfectly covered!!

A couple of free ones are AVG and Avast, both can be downloaded from Download.com and all you have to do is type either of the names “AVG free” or “Avast free”  in the search box.  Each come with more bells and whistles that you can pay for if you wish, but, the free version, if finances are tight, are more than adequate.  My personal experience has been with AVG.  It doesn’t slow your computer down and it also checks for malicious websites.  I have installed Avast for friends who prefer that one.  So either are good to have.

Each of them are easy to install, simply save them to your desktop so that they are easy to find.  I would advise choosing the default choices unless you have more detailed knowledge.  This is a big step in the right direction to protect your computer if you have no protection at all.  I would also advise letting them do a complete scan.  It can take some time, but, you should be able to use your computer while it runs in the background.   They will report any issues and usually fix them automatically.  If they can’t, they can take you to a web page for further help, or, take it to a computer professional who will be able to help further.

I also recomment that you have a firewall.  A firewall will help to stop unauthorised access to your computer.  They can usually be found built into most modern wireless routers and you can also use the one that comes with Windows as a backup.  If you don’t have a router, and, are only using a modem, a free firewall such as Zonealarm is a good start.  It is very easy to install and, again, you can find it at Download.com and typing it into the search.

So, with an Anti-virus program and a firewall, your security is greatly enhanced.

One other quick tip is to have a password setup for when you start up your computer.  When you get a new one, it is always much better to set one up during the initial installation of your personal information.  Otherwise, if you know a good competent computer engineer, they will be able set it up for you within 10 minutes or less!!

If in any doubt, or, you are not sure, please seek professional help from someone who is qualified.  Go on the recommendation of friends for a shop that does great computer support.  Build up a good customer relationship with them, you may get a great deal on your next upgrade!!

 

Networking And Meeting People

One of the things that I enjoy about the internet is being able to connect with people from all over the world.  It is great seeing the great diversity and skills that make everyone unique.  This world, despite its issues, is great and we can choose how we relate to it.  With so many different cultures, languages and viewpoints, it only adds to the great tapestry of life.

Every new person I meet or link up with adds a new quality as well as an experience.  Both in my work and on my travels, I have enjoyed sharing stories and hearing about different lives.  There have been some very unique moments, like when I first went to Turkey with my partner.  We were sitting having a nice meal and having a good chat with the staff and owners.  I thought it would be a good time to take a nice night time photo of the hotel we were staying at.  It was just across the road, it was nicely lit up and a great picture opportunity.  So, I lined up the shot, all ready to take the picture.  Click!!

When I take the camera away from my eyes, a couple who had travelled from Lithuania and just been married, were stood in front of me, on the pavement.  They posed for a photograph at the very moment that I took it!!  All I heard was, “We are from Lithuania and have just got married!”.  I was stunned at what had happened!!  Now I have a photograph of two people who I have never met before and will, probably, never meet again.  I just had to laugh, it was so unreal!!  Here it is below:

Unexpected holiday photos

A surprise photograph in Turkey

The hotel never looked the same again, but, what a great experience!!  It is things like this that add to the fun and fabric of life.  Perhaps someone will recognise them and let me know?

It would be great to hear about any of your memorable moments, so, please leave a comment.

How To Succeed In Life

You have heard the saying, “It is better to give than receive”.  Some people spend their whole lives giving and that’s great.  But, if you keep on giving without receiving, you’re missing out on a great reward/blessing.  In order for the giving to be done, there needs to be a receiver.  It make sense doesn’t it.  So why do so many people refuse a gift?  If everyone refused, then there would not be an environment to give.  That would be a sad state of affairs.  Thankfully, this can be put into a balanced perspective, and, I hope you can agree with it.

Let’s look at it again, “It is ‘better’ to ‘give’ than ‘receive'”.  In order to receive you have to ‘give’ the ‘giver’ the opportunity to give.  Do you see that?  You as the receiver give the giver the chance to give.  Therefore, when you give a gift, you also give a blessing, but, and this is the great thing, the receiver ‘gives’ you a blessing in return by receiving from you.  So at the time, both give and receive at the same time.

I know some people feel awkward when receiving a gift, well, look at it in this light.  Don’t refuse a gift because you feel you are not giving in return. Also, you can stop the flow of good things coming into your life and that is not something we want to stop.

Try this.  Take in a BIG deep breath.  Then, once you can’t take in anymore, let it out slowly and, at the same time, count to 300 slowly.  Keep giving out your breath until you do it.  Keep giving and giving and giving. 

Can you do it?  Or, did you have to ‘receive’ some more air into your lungs.  Did it wear you out trying to give out all that breath?  Now you see where the balance comes in.  We breathe in oxygen and then we convert it to breathe out carbon dioxide.  Then the plants in the world “breathe” in the carbon dioxide and “give” out the oxygen we need.  Balance, balance and balance.  That is what it is all about.

There are a lot of people who find that the more the give, the more they receive.  In fact, it ends up where they can’t give enough of it away.  They see a greater multiple in the return. 

So, yes, be a giver, but, keep the balance, and receive as well.  See the difference it will make in your life!!

How Hacked Off Are You At Being Hacked?

How many times have you come across hearing about peoples accounts being hacked in the media?

Well, that’s too many times for me, is that too many for you?

So, what can you do to help minimise your accounts being broke into?

There is, unfortunately, nothing that is 100% secure.  Those that are serious about breaking into an account will do it.  But, to stop the casual hacker or someone who has a grudge against you, you can do something relatively straightforward.  It is easy to implement.  The issue is that a lot of people find computer security to be complicated, or, at least, perceive it to be complicated.

The good news is that it is not complicated.  Let me explain how you can do it and allow you sleep easier.  No matter which account it is, Facebook, email, or your computer, you can implement the following information as soon as you have finished reading this.  I hope you have your computer protected by a password when it starts up, ie, you are prompted to log into Windows or your Apple Mac.  That is your first level of security.  You could have a password prompt when you first switch on, but, for 98% of people, you don’t need that level, unless you have extremely sensitive information!!

Ok, here we go.  Firstly, write down a password that you want to use, make it about 6 to 8 characters in length.  Then write down the following on a separate piece of paper until you are used to using numbers in place of letters.

A = 4

B = 8

E = 3

I = 1

O = 0    That’s the Letter “O” replaced by a Zero “0”

S = 5

If you want, you could exchange A for @ but not every online system allows those characters.

Now, rewrite the word and substitute the letters for the numbers.  For example:

hassled would become h455l3d

permanent would become p3rm4n3nt

steven would become 5t3v3n

and so on and so on.

See how easy it is to implement!!?

If you want to go a step further, you could add a number that is easy for you to remember.  For example:

permanent that becomes p3rm4n3nt could have a date of birth added at the end

p3rm4n3nt1985 or 1985p3rm4n3nt or 1985p3rm4n3nt1985 or p3r1985m4n3nt or any other combination you like. You can even use capital letters so you can type p3rm4n3nt

At work, if they want strong passwords, this is a great way to create them.

Password crackers find it easy to work out words without numbers, but, can take forever to crack them when there are numbers involved.

To make a password even stronger, you could include special characters like !, $, @, or ? where these are allowed.

One other main major rule when creating a password is never to share it with anyone, keep it to yourself!!

Lastly, once you’ve created your password, make sure you can remember it, otherwise, you will lock yourself out.  We don’t want that to happen, do we!!?

Have fun experimenting and keep your personal information safe!!

 

 

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