Make Your FaceBook Page Into A Store

You have a Fan Page and have been building up interest and hoping it will translate into visits to your website. You find that people are visiting the facebook page  but still not many are getting to the final destination.
Don’t believe it can happen? Just take a stroll through Facebook and see the hoards of pages with less than 300 likes, all waiting like cast of lovers for the likes to return.
But all is not lost because here is an amazing piece of software called FB Shop Builder, developed by my marketing friend and everyday good guy Heri Rosyadi.

So what does this program do? Put simply and it is, you answer a few question, the number depends on the shop you want to build. The software generates some code which you place on your facebook page and your store is born.
With a focus on eBay and Amazon it can add value to your page far beyond the outlay

If You think this might be for you Click here and then enjoy the outcome.

Webinar Software, Just Part of the Package

Today we have the rebirth of a major player in the field of web based group communication. The creators of Hot Conference are back with a product that provides group conferencing for groups from 20 – 1000 at prices the competition can only dream about.

Take a look at what is on offer here at

This is a sales page and to encourage you to signup using this link I am offering a small bonus

If you buy at this link I will give you a bonus of 500 wordpress themes. Just send me your receipt and I will send you the themes by return

Who Is Kevin Fahey?

Kevin is originally from Co. Kildare, Ireland, shortly after finishing his apprenticeship in bartending he moved to Spain and spent 7 years managing bars and nightclubs on the busy and competitive tourist island of Mallorca. During the quite winter months he developed an interest for designing websites and the power of Google. And shortly after he started his own Web Design & SEO Company.

In time he developed a love for working from home, and traveling and moved to Portugal. Within 6 months of starting in Internet Marketing Kevin had built a list of over 60,000 subscribers, achieved partially by establishing many successful membership sites. He currently overlooks the multi-lingual, and international advertising for many Real Estate Companies from the USA, UK & Spain supported by his own team of professionals while continuing to increase his online presence in the Internet Marketing scene with product development and helping many students discover online wealth.

For a number of years one of Kevin’s strategies has been to use PLR products, such as articles, videos, audios and software, to help his subscribers build their online and offline businesses.

PLR products enable a marketer to provide content to their subscribers, and are a proven method of establishing value and expertise in any given niche.

Just recently Kevin has updated his site with revised and new products and is relaunching, you can benefit from the huge number of free products available or if you recognise the quality of the offering you may wish to upgrade, your choice.

If you think PLR might be in your future why not take a look at this brilliant offer here at

 

Steve Jobs – Inspirational Message given to Graduates in 2005

‘You’ve got to find what you love,’ Jobs says

This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.

The first story is about connecting the dots.

I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?

It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: “We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?” They said: “Of course.” My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.

And 17 years later I did go to college. But I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents’ savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn’t see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn’t interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.

It wasn’t all romantic. I didn’t have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends’ rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. Let me give you one example:

Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed. Because I had dropped out and didn’t have to take the normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can’t capture, and I found it fascinating.

None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, its likely that no personal computer would have them. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.

Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

My second story is about love and loss.

I was lucky – I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees. We had just released our finest creation – the Macintosh – a year earlier, and I had just turned 30. And then I got fired. How can you get fired from a company you started? Well, as Apple grew we hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company with me, and for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of the future began to diverge and eventually we had a falling out. When we did, our Board of Directors sided with him. So at 30 I was out. And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.

I really didn’t know what to do for a few months. I felt that I had let the previous generation of entrepreneurs down – that I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me. I met with David Packard and Bob Noyce and tried to apologize for screwing up so badly. I was a very public failure, and I even thought about running away from the valley. But something slowly began to dawn on me – I still loved what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been rejected, but I was still in love. And so I decided to start over.

I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT, another company named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the worlds first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, and is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I returned to Apple, and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple’s current renaissance. And Laurene and I have a wonderful family together.

I’m pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn’t been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.

My third story is about death.

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn’t even know what a pancreas was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable, and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months. My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor’s code for prepare to die. It means to try to tell your kids everything you thought you’d have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. It means to make sure everything is buttoned up so that it will be as easy as possible for your family. It means to say your goodbyes.

I lived with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening I had a biopsy, where they stuck an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach and into my intestines, put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. I was sedated, but my wife, who was there, told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope the doctors started crying because it turned out to be a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery. I had the surgery and I’m fine now.

This was the closest I’ve been to facing death, and I hope its the closest I get for a few more decades. Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept:

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960’s, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.

Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Thank you all very much.

Hope you found something inspirational in that, enjoy your day
Cathy & Mike Bannister

The Advantages And Disadvantages Of ADSL And How To Get The Most Out Of It.

ADSL stands for an “Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line” and is a modified form of the sort of DSL high-speed internet that has been in use in Australia for decades. It is intended to improve the ability of digital signals to be sent over traditional copper cables, in order to increase the amount of bandwidth available for downloading.

This is done at the cost of upload speed, which is significantly decreased. However, most home users who wish only to browse the net do not need to use a lot of upload bandwidth.

In fact, only web servers need to have access to high upload speeds, and so, using ADSL in a home capacity maximizes the benefit of traditional DSL when it comes to home use.

All DSL lines work by sending digital signals over a traditional phone line, allowing for more information to be sent than through the traditional analogue means, such as those used by telephones and modems.

One of the advantages of this method is that there is so much “space” left in the line, in terms of bandwidth, that a line could be used both to transmit an analogue phone call and serve as a DSL connection. This eliminates the need for additional lines.

In order to boost the amount of space available for download, an ADSL unit uses what is known as a “splitter” to diversify and prioritize the sort of connections and digital information being sent down the line.

The digital information is then processed by the phone company and sent directly to its servers, bypassing most of the phone system and enabling for the fastest connections physically possible through traditional copper land lines.

ADSL’s primary disadvantage is that it, like all DSL connections, is limited by the amount of cable which separates the modem from the nearest phone hub. If the information needs to travel only a short distance, say two or three kilometres, then the “loss” of information inherent in sending digital signals down old-fashioned copper lines is minimal.

DSL is generally not practical if the distance to the nearest phone hub is more than four kilometres unless the wires are of a particularly high gauge.

For people who live in a highly populated area, or near a major phone hub, they will often find that ADSL is not only much faster than traditional modem connections, it is much faster than alternatives, such as cable or satellite.

As previously mentioned, ADSL further speeds up DSL by opening up more of the line’s bandwidth for downloads, which is what most home users primarily require.

Existing ADSL users will find that there are many methods by which they can maximize their connection. Obviously replacing the copper cable or moving closer to a phone hub is not a typical response, nor is it practical nor is it affordable as an option for most users!

However, it is possible to upgrade one’s ADSL connection in many cases simply by installing better hardware. The amount of bandwidth accessible through a DSL line is limited by physics, but the manner in which that bandwidth is divided is entirely dependent on a user’s hardware and software.

Every year, better and better splitters are developed. These allow for an ADSL user to more carefully manage their upload and download speeds. Another way to maximize the speed of an ADSL connection is to avoid multiple downloads and instead download one item at a time.

ADSL connections degrade when they have to download from multiple contacts at a time, and so it is possible to download things faster if they are downloaded one after the other instead of all at the same time.

Earn Money Taking Photos, Yes, Maybe, or No?

You have probably heard of people making money selling photos online and figured you could do it too. Well, in this case, you are absolutely right!

I myself was just like you a couple of years ago. I had a good job, but I couldn’t say no to some extra cash every month. So when I got myself my first digital camera, I started taking photos of the things I found interesting. Then, I begun to submit my photos to specialized websites, waiting for the miracle to happen.

Well, it wasn’t a real miracle, but I managed to make a couple hundred dollars during my first month in business. I didn’t see this as a business opportunity, so I kept taking photos just when I was in a certain mood, let’s call it “inspirational”.

It was not until I went on a trip to Thailand that I discovered its true potential. During the 2 weeks spent abroad, I filled the 8 GB memory card I had in my digital camera: almost 4000 photos!

When I got home, I uploaded them to the websites I was working with, expecting some kind of success. But what happened was truly unexpected! During the next 2 months, I made a profit of a little more than $10.000! And I am still getting some residual income from those photos (I get paid every time someone downloads one of my pictures).

The kind of money you can expect to get for a single photo submitted to these specialized websites can be anywhere around $2 to $7, depending on the size and quality of the picture.

Earning $2 every time someone downloads one of your pictures may not seem like much, but if you managed to take a couple hundred pictures every month, it would certainly sum up. And how long could it take you to shoot 200 photos? Two, three hours? That means a profit of about $400 for only a few hours’ work!

And the best part is that you don’t need to be an expert photographer to achieve this. All you need is a digital camera and an Internet connection!

Now before you rush off and buy a Digital Camera, with a huge memory card and start snapping, be aware of some of the difficulties. It is fine to photograph scenes and edifices to your hearts content, but be aware that these photographs are very common and have to be strikingly different to make you sales. What does sell is pictures of people doing unusual and therefore interesting things, and once you include other identifiable people in the photograph you need to get release forms signed by each person in the photo. These need to be kept on file and made available to purchasers if required, usually corporates and larger firms will require evidence of your possession of these documents, Google “photograph release forms” to get some examples and carry them in your camera bag. Signing this form give you express permission to do with that image, anything you wish, without the person or people in the image having any further claim. This can increase the cost of obtaining photographs as many people will not sign without some form of payment, because they know you are thinking of getting some payment. It used to be that picture taken overseas were not as vigorously checked for compliance, but in this age of the internet and global communications, most of the people you take pictures of could find out that you are selling them, even if it is just by chance. The other difficulty with this requirement is that often the best shots are spontaneous, and by the time the picture is taken the person has gone and finding them in a huge metropolis is almost impossible; or your picture is of multiple subjects some who willingly give the release and others who resist. So be warned, it is easy to take the photograph but not necessarily easy to meet all the legal requirements associated with making money from your images.

Just for reading this post I would like to offer you a free book.
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Virtual Private Networks, Internet TV and Other Things

VPN, or Virtual Private Networks, are networks that make use of the internet to offer secure access to a network. What it does is summarize transfers of data between two (or more) networked devices so that the data that is transferred can remain private. VPN is therefore an ideal platform for viewing international television.

When using a VPN with an internet TV channel provider, a wide variety of different television channels from the US, UK and Canada are accessible online which were previously only available to residents of that country. It allows for expatriates globally to watch broadcasts from their computers via the internet. This is a very unique and useful system. And here’s why:

How a VPN works is as follows: only a personal computer and internet connection can be used. An account must then be opened with an internet TV channel provider, and within minutes, the VPN can be activated. This system allows for access to the internet without any restrictions or circumventing blocks that make it difficult to make international calls via Skype or MSN, and eliminates internet censorship in places like the Middle East, Dubai and China by making previously blocked and censored channels, web sites and blogs available.

To set up a VPN is easy! You don’t need to be an IT technician to enable this; all you need is a quality internet TV provider and a working internet connection.

Other advantages of having a VPN service  are having protection when using wireless hotspots, complete anonymity as your IP address cannot be tracked, and being able to access online gambling sites, which are now restricted in many countries.

All that said, however, perhaps the biggest advantage of having a VPN is the fact that it is one of its sidebar features is free long-distance phone calls, which can be a major factor despite the existence of Skype and Yahoo.

A word of caution, watching TV over a VPN does require an Internet connection with a speed of at least 1mbps so it’s critical, that you check anticipated speed, not theoretical speed before signing up to any package offering TV over the Internet, most users need a connection speed between 1.5 and 2 MB to guarantee live TV streaming without any interruptions. At peak times, download speeds usually by up to half, making viewing impossible.

There are several types of VPN’s:

PPTP VPN (point-to-point), which is a simple method of software-based VPN systems which makes use of an already existing internet connections. It essentially creates a “tunnel” between two users.

Similarly, STS (site to-site) VPN makes use of each site with its own internet connection, which doesn’t necessarily have to be the same.

MPLS is an IPS-tuned VPN that needs two or more sites connected by the same ISP. It stands for Multi-Protocol Label Switching.

Some VPNs are hardware-based, others software-based, and certain VPNs are Firewall-based.

5 Ways To Save On Music Downloads

Money is tight but life without music would be really dull.  Luckily for us, there are few ways to cut expenses and still get music music music.

First, make use of the CDs that you already have. Rip CDs to mp3 and upload music to your portable player instead of purchasing the same music directly in MP3 format. While this doesn’t increase your music collection, it uses the cd’s you bought but no longer get to listen to because your disc-player has been changed for mp3
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Second, search for free music sites. Often they are not so good-looking as iTunes and the free tag often has conditions such as free to listen,  but it’s worth having a look because it is surprising the number of hit and complete tracks, from original artists that can be had for an afternoon of digital downloading.  The bad thing about them is that tracks may be not in popular mp3 format, but a good audio converter will do the job.

Thirdly, there are also sites out there where new artists give teasers of their cd’s to promote themselves, and some of that original and even the cover stuff is worthy of a listen. In fact some of the biggest artists are now following this trend, of providing digital downloads of a track from an upcoming album. A Google search got huge results. Click this link:

http://www.google.com.ph/search?rlz=1C1CHLW_enPH436PH437&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=premier+artists+free+tracks#sclient=psy&hl=en&rlz=1C1CHLW_enPH436PH437&source=hp&q=famous+singers+or+groups+give+away+free+tracksartists+free+tracks&pbx=1&oq=famous+singers+or+groups+give+away+free+tracksartists+free+tracks&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=5610l24249l0l24785l46l46l0l0l0l44l3175l64395l6-1.35.4.4l44l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=9245e7f818e9d419&biw=1440&bih=795

Fourthly, nowadays almost every music store offers music in mp3 (about $10), Free Lossless Audio Codec or FLAC (about $12) and a physical CD (over $20). Many people buy mp3 and a CD in a bundle. That’s a waste of money. You can buy a FLAC  copy and later convert it to mp3 or any other format using Total Audio Converter. Keeping in mind that FLAC is an exact copy of the CD so you can burn an excellent physical disc using free standard windows tools.

Fifthly, is that a word, there are sites like Ultra Music Downloads that offer you unlimited number of downloads without the pain of paying for each track. You pay an annual membership and get unlimited access to the database of music, movies and games. If you like to get new music every month that will save you a lot of money.Ranging from $20 per year to $79.95 you get what you pay for, but saying that the $20 site isn’t bad.

This could be sixthly but it would mean re-writing the title and it’s late so  I’ll just say many music sites also offer a radio service. So you listen to full-length songs from their catalogs absolutely free.

So when the word cutbacks is mentioned you now have some decent alternatives that can provide your music fix.