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Ever try a neti pot? They are supposed to be great for preventing sinus infections. My mother gave me one many years ago, but I never tried it. It sounded gross and I was not sure I knew how to use it. But, I kept it just in case. Then one day, I was watching… Read More »
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The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

When my parents were teenagers, they hung out at drive-ins. My generation hung out in malls (I am 47). And at arcades and roller skating rinks, which were many times located in malls. Kids today hang out online (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). With their heads buried in their phones, are they really any less social… Read More »
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BoatDeals.com – Will It Float?

“If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” – T.S. Eliot You may have heard of Beepi.com, which is a new way to buy and sell cars. They will get your car sold in 30 days or less, or they will buy it from you themselves for the… Read More »
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Beware of Black Hat SEO

I come to you today with a warning: Beware of SEO companies. Not all SEO companies are bad, but many employ tactics that are considered “black hat,” where they promote your site by doing things that violate the rules of the internet. The problem with black hat is that it can actually decrease traffic to… Read More »
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My Top 10 Mistakes and Failures

Some people have told me that my book How To Make Money Online: Work From Home and Get Rich On The Internet has a misleading title because it is more about my failed business ventures than how to actually make money. My response has always been that the key to getting book sales on Amazon.com… Read More »
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Klarna.com – Buy Now, Pay Later

Do you own a website where people pay by credit card? If so, you may be interested in a new service that could increase your sales. I have no affiliation with this company, I have not tried it myself, and am not endorsing them. I just thought it is something other business owners might be… Read More »
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Thinking Big

Damn that Elon Musk! I create a site solving the mystery of why some women’s shirts get tiny holes in them (ShirtHoles.com); he builds the world’s largest electric car company (Tesla). I create The Fart Name List; he sends rockets into space. And, in his spare time, he is designing Hyperloop (the fastest, most ambitious… Read More »
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Are All The Good Domains Taken?

Surprisingly, this is a very controversial question. It plays a central part right now in a big lawsuit, where Verisign (they run the .com domain system) is suing XYZ.com (they run the .xyz domain system) and its CEO Daniel Negari for among other things talking badly about .com domains. Verisign specifically takes issue with the… Read More »
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The Online Music Business Sucks

A year ago I wrote about how I started outsourcing my song performances, because I had written over 100 songs but don’t sing or play any musical instruments. Since then, I have actually made a lot of progress, but as with most things in life, it is a mixed bag. As I described in that… Read More »
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Google’s Mobilegeddon

Google made their much anticipated mobile-friendly update (nicknamed “Mobilegeddon”) last week, where a site’s search engine ranking now takes into account whether the site is mobile-friendly or not. The goal is to give mobile device users better search results since it is not much help for them to find a good site in Google but… Read More »
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