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How do I know whether an Internet Product has any value?

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Mons Meg, 51cm medieval canon of nearly 7 tonsIf you have been on the Internet for any amount of time, you certainly ran in ads telling you that you'd be able to quit your job in a month (or less?!) but you'd have to act right now to benefit from that special offer, or the costs increase from the low $47 now to a wooping $197 next month...

An important note I'd like to make:

Chances are: you can quit your job any time you want! In the US, most of the people who work are working at will and do not even need to give a notice before leaving a company. Of course, your income will also go away and if your job is the only source of money you currently have, it may be a good idea to keep. It at least until you find another good source of money.

Stagnant Snap! Blog... Why you need to post about once a week!

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Phoenix Vernal Pool, Feb 2011, Algae in vernal pool
Vernal Pool at the Phoenix Park, Orangevale, CA
This pool may look stagnant when in fact the water is
moving, albeit slowly, it remains clear. Just like your blog!

I think I mentioned that before in my Snap! Journal but wanted to strengthen the argument...

There are several reasons why you want to keep posting on your blog. First of all, your readers will continue to read your posting only if you actually post. Otherwise, well... there is nothing to read, right?

Because most people cannot handle reading pages and pages every day. Posting once a week or so should be enough for most audiences. Although at the start, to make the blog useful, posting once a day for a month or so is not a bad idea.

The other reason is that new posts tend to attract new readers. That means more of a chance for you to get that click you really want to get. Of course, this assumes you created the necessary Snap! Blocks on your website asking users to take action. There are many ways to do that, the two most important ones are:

Why are pictures from my movies looking so bad?

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Video versus Photo

Have you ever tried to film a movie to later find out that you just couldn't use a single one of the many images as a nice photo on your Snap! Website?

Newton's Cradle showing the law of conservation of momentum.
Newton's Cradle

If you still wonder why the quality of a video image is so poor in comparison to just taking a still picture, then this article will most certainly help you understand the several reason behind the problem.

First of all, know that there are now many different types of video cameras available and each runs with a different software. Each brand created the best version ever, yet it really results in each brand having a set of features better adapted to a specific situation. This being said, it actually would not be possible to just merge all the software and get the best of all worlds! The same properties as found in physics apply here: when you gain on one side, another has to give way.

Private Label Rights, Copyrights and Ingenuity for your Snap! Website

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If you've been on the Internet for a little while and have been thinking of creating your own business, chances are, you probably ran in some sort of Private Label Rights (PLR) e-Book. Such an e-Book gives you, the reader, rights to duplicate the content, in most cases with small changes such as your name, email address, website URL, and maybe the front page with your own ad.

I talked about Copyright and copying problems in an older post. A PLR e-Book clearly grants the reader specific rights via a specific license that spells out the copyright and how each part of the book can be used (only read, duplicated, sold, modified, shared, etc.)1

I thought that this book cover would do very well for a post in regard to PLR e-Books:
These are recyclable books, after all!

 

  • 1. Check out the attached e-Book, it includes such a license on page 54 (although the author says to check page 50 on page 2 of the book, he probably added a few more things afterward...)

Do you blog? Communities, Business, Press Releases...

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Today I have a simple question for you: Do you blog? (Whether it is with Snap! Blogger or some other system)

To extend the question a little bit, I'm actually wondering, why do you blog? How to you device your posts? Do you expect something from your posts or are you just talking about what's happening in your life? (don't hesitate to click Add Comment below to let me and the others know!)

Blog Communities

For many people writing a blog is just an enjoyable activity that they do on the side.

Actually you should not write a blog on a subject that you don't like (even if you're paid to do ...

How useful can failures be?

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Most of us will fail at one thing or another before achieving great success. You have to realize that if your very first business venture is a top success, you've got very lucky. No! I'm not saying that it never happens, but it is not the usual case. The one main reason is that you need to gain experience to know how to handle your business to reach success.

My company has several websites and only a couple actually work and get thousands of hits every month. Now Snap! Websites is on its way.

Snap! SEO Google Analytics

A quick explanation about this Google Analytics screenshot...

What is a "blind offer"? Why is there so many of those on the Internet?

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You've received one of those, I'm sure. Blind offers have existed for a long time and it is not specific to the Internet. However, with the advent of email marketing and all of those hackers selling unknowledgeable newbies lists of scraped emails for cheap... you're bound to receive such emails once in a while.

A blind offer is very much alike a blind date. You have no clue what's in it for you. This means you have no clue what you are really purchasing other than whatever hype the people are offering you.

«If it's too good to be true, it probably isn't.»

Fun: Why would I want to call my Snap! Website blog "Kadanuumuu blog blog"?

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Not too long ago (June 21, 2010), an article came out talking about Kadanuumuu. According to scientists, Kadanuumuu would be a great grand father of Lucy, one of our ancestors. This gave me the idea of calling my blog here Kadanuumuu blog blog.

Why? Because Kadanuumuu means ...