Making Money Online – What’s That About?

What’s actually involved in making money online? What does internet marketing entail?
It’s easy to get bogged down in details and complexities, and unfortunately, many people do just that.
You’re being constantly bombarded with offers, schemes and videos which promise to explain things.
The trouble is, there are so many things…

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Everyone an Entrepreneur

‘The Times They Are a-Changin’ – so sang Bob Dylan, half a century ago this year. Once upon a time, you got an education, followed by a job, hopefully for life, with promotions; then you retired. Seth Godin argues that just doing what you’re told isn’t viable anymore; we need to take the initiative, be pro-active, entrepreneurial. Conventional employment prospects are undermined by technology and globalisation. ‘You’d better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone’.

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Mapping Your Mind

(Edited April 7, 2014) I was discussing planning in a previous post, and in this one I’m talking about a tool which makes the job easier, and often more fruitful too.  It’s the procedure known as ‘mind-mapping’. Even if you’ve used it already, you may like to try the free software suggestions mentioned here. Alex…

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Planning Ahead

(Edited April 8, 2014) Planning is an essential part of any enterprise, including setting out to make money on the internet. It’s important not to get in your own way by over-thinking when laying out a strategy, but it’s even more important to have one. This applies to all kinds of operation, whether you’re writing…

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Bridging Cyberspace: The FTP Client

(Edited April 8, 2014) When you want to add, delete, edit or move the files stored on the the hard disk in your computer, you use the file management software built into your operating system – Windows Explorer or Mac OS X Finder, for instance. To build and maintain your website, you need to be…

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The Autoresponder

As I mentioned in my previous post, the email web form at the top right of this blog is part of a system administered by autoresponder software. The system makes it possible to communicate with large numbers of people on a regular basis. Even with a relatively small number of subscribers, it just wouldn’t be…

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Only Connect: email and social media

Blogs constitute platforms from which we can communicate with the rest of the world. They have the facility to allow two-way communication actually on the blog, via the post and comment system. However, it’s important to be able to connect with blog visitors elsewhere, too. So, putting in place the means to do so is…

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The Meaning Of It All

I’m very much aware that, while many people who might read this blog will be very familiar with the subject matter, there will also be newcomers to this business who have no idea what’s meant by some of the terms I’m using; and I know how frustrating that can be. All too often, writers assume…

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Installing a Blog

A quick word before we begin this post: firstly, this is only a summary of what I did in the early stages of setting up my blog. The idea is to give a brief overview of what’s involved. For anyone who’d like more detailed information, I hope to have it available elsewhere later. Secondly, if…

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First Steps Online

I explained in my first post that I was launching this blog as part of my participation in John Thornhill’s ‘Partnership to Success’ programme. As I said, the idea is that the blog will serve as headquarters for this aspect of my internet activities. Here, if you’re interested, you can see what I’ve been up…

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