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I Know One Thing – Part 2

IMAG0845Left_croppedI know one thing: I need to do more…

I set the stage in Part 1 of this post which is an effort to document my current state of mind regarding where I am about my goals in this adventure..    I realize now that:

Income comes from conversions from traffic you attract.

It is funny… Many of the podcasts and videocasts show only the successful approaches, but just a single handful (that I have been able to find) refer to the you how much time they actually spent to get to that point. Just like  home remodel shows on TV!

There are many different skills that come together when approaching this business. Some thoughts on the each of the different areas follow…Read More »I Know One Thing – Part 2

I Know One Thing – Part 1

I know one thing: I need to do  more…

IMAG0845croppedYes it is a bit of a spin on the ancient Greek phrase know as the Socratic Socratic paradox,:

“I know that I know nothing”
“I know one thing: that I know nothing”


Early on I said that I wanted make an effort to record my experience as I move along in this adventure…  This entry is not a particularly “good news” one, as I am currently struggling a bit…  Good or bad here it goes…

After creating  a couple of  sites I thought would get SOME traffic…     Surprisingly (maybe not after you read below) very little has come in…

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Going Paperless: Paper Waste Info Chart

Part of Going Paperless Series which provides tips, tools, processes and resources to make the journey to a paperless office or home easier.

Even with all of our electronics, digital devices and such, paper waste is still tremendous…

A single one-terabyte external drive can save as many as 500 million sheets of paper. A 150-page employee manual — pretty massive in real life — takes up less than 7.5% of a four-gigabyte flash drive. An entire filing cabinet’s worth of documents would take up less than 60% of that same drive.

In a recent blog post  by Jeremy Higgens he notes:

Even with all the digital options available today, people are still hooked on paper. It may alarm you to learn that in just one year, the average office worker may use up to 10,000 sheets of paper.

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The wave ahead: Digital Content on 200 Million tablets

In one of my previous postings, I talked about the amazing growth of digital content fueled, as of late, by tablet devices.   One industry that is being forced to change leaps and bounds is the publishing industry.

Just last week, it was leaked that two major player in this space, Random House and Penguin, were “negotiating a merger”, and I am sure this is just the beginning.  According to the New York Times, it isRead More »The wave ahead: Digital Content on 200 Million tablets

The Paperless Paradox

Part of Going Paperless Series which provides tips, tools, processes and resources to make the journey to a paperless office or home easier.

“The dream of going paperless has been a pervasive part of our discourse for years but has yet to materialize.” I bet there are at least 50 articles, right now that you can search for in your browser that start that same way. I bet also that each of these articles offers some revolutionary approach, device or software to correct this egregious mistake. And, finally, I bet it works – almost.

So, why aren’t we yet paperless?

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New Samsung Chromebook

I really like the concept of Chrome OS – with so many places now where WiFi is enabled and mobile phones becoming wifi routers it is beginning to make sense…

I have been considering a Chrome OS based machine for a while, but frankly, I think the prices have been a bit too high… I just saw the announcement regarding the new Samsung Chromebook soon to be released for $249 dollars.

I quickly went to check the specs, and compare it to the old Samsung Series 5 550. (See below)

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Digital Content Consumption-Tablet Devices in the Driver Seat

This week, Microsoft was the latest to enter the tablet device marketplace with its Surface device. Earlier this year, Google released the Google Nexus 7 to compete in the ever-growing tablet market place along with iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire, and so many others… (The 2012-2013 holiday season will be an interesting one!)

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Online Income: Useful Pointers

Directions1This is part of a series (online business journey)

With your comments plus other findings I come acress, I plan to  continue to update list in the future…This is different than the resources page on the site, as it does not contain any affiliate links.  This is for pure reference for everyone to see.

Side note: I plan to update this post with new information form time to time.

Below are the  4 podcasts that got me started.  I ran into the first one by total change (search result I think) and the were on the trail that follow ..   Read More »Online Income: Useful Pointers

Link Redirection and Count

abacus1Every book, eBook, blog and podcast I have read, mentions the same thing:

You got to be able to account for your incoming and outgoing traffic.

When setting up blog you must be able to track your statistics (not only the people coming in, but also which links within the site are more effective than others.  This topic is also very much linked to affiliate marketing as most of the links that are used for that purpose are cumbersome and long…    What I need is a URL shrinking or URL Shortener / manager within my WordPress blog.  Read More »Link Redirection and Count

Online Income: My Goals

Waterton_National_Park_2009This is part of a series (online business journey)

Now that I have listed  a few of the items I have learned through the research,   I need to write down my goals and objectives so I can

Long Term Goal:  

  1. Disconnect my income stream from the hours I actually work.
  2. Being able to live and work from anywhere

Short Term Goals:

  1. To receive 3 consecutive months of passive income  (No specific amount is intentional)
  2. To actively learn (aka doing) as much as I can about this medium and its potential avenues

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