A Google or Bing Search for “…” returns zero results, which is strange since I frequently use this construct in all of my writing. I’m unable to use the search engines to generate any insights for this blog post (though I can use “…” as a Microsoft Word document title). Therefore I have to create this post relying solely on brain power :.)
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For my next moneymaking venture, I think I’m going to write an e-book about how to make money online.
I will then upload it to my website and attempt to monetize it by driving targeted traffic to the sales page and convert those visitors into sales.
When people buy the e-book and read if for the first time, I will suggest to them that they should write an e-book about how to make money online.
They should then upload their e-book to their website and attempt to monetize it by driving targeted traffic to the sales page and convert those visitors into sales.
Most search marketers are aware of the awesome power of social media as a check upon predatory behavior (for any and all stupid acts tend to be presented to the entire community for comment / censure/ ridicule). However, there are a few members of the community that are too thick-headed to realize that community wrath can become a very personal problem if they act inappropriately.
One of my social media friends is Mike Halvorsen, who does search engine optimization in Columbus Ohio. He has earned a top Google ranking for the search terms “SEO Columbus”, a very relevant generic search phrase for his professional services.
“I have no pride
I have no shame
You gotta make it rain
Make it rain!”…Tom Waits
I run a bunch of side gigs for folks in various aspects of Internet Marketing. One of the people I was working with was late in paying me, and when I made that fact known to them, I was told it would be soon taken care of. Sure enough, an envelope was passed to me by that person. It felt pretty thick, so I was thinking that perhaps they included some paperwork with the payment. Imagine my surprise when I opened it to see it full of mostly small bills (unbundled 20’s…and it was only about half of what I was owed).
I was scanning through my most recent college alumni newsletter when I came across the news that someone with whom I lived in a dorm my freshman year (in a very small house of a couple dozen people) had died about 3 months ago. Reading the news stunned me…not that I had any contact with him since college ended but he was only a year older than I and really was a totally cool guy. I certainly wanted to find out as much as possible about what transpired, so I went to Google.
“…Welcome to a Nichiren Shoshu discussion meeting! Tonight throughout the city there are actually – there are hundreds of meetings like this going on, where people are learning about Nam-myoho-renge-kyo and Gohonzon!
Meadows: [to Budduskey] What’s a "gohonzon"?
Buddusky: Shhh. I’ll tell ya ’bout it later.”…The Last Detail
Amazing what can happen when one takes a little detour from their normal routine.
Many don’t know than in Oregon, each taxpayer can give $50 to a political candidate and that $50 is applied as a tax credit on that person’s Oregon tax return (which essentially makes the donation free to the donor). So at the end of last year, my Republican wife’s $50 went to Chris Dudley (who had just entered the Oregon Governor’s race) and my $50 went to John Kitzhaber.
I watch a lot of movies from the 1960’s and 1970’s and in that cultural vein, I recently viewed “Model Shop” with Anouk Aimee and Gary Lockwood. As a conventional movie, it wasn’t great and it definitely felt culturally dated. As an anthropological / sociological relic from the near past, it was absolutely mesmerizing and because of my personal relationship with the movie locale, it was a total mindf***.