Monthly Archives: October 2014

How to Spy on Your Competition

Spying on your competition is a time-honored method of obtaining an advantage when you are first starting out in any business. It’s fairly obvious that if you want to make a lot of money, you need to find somebody who is already making a lot of money in the type of business that you want to be in, and copy what that person is doing (as best you can). However, there are some interesting pitfalls in the process. Continue reading

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Free WordPress Backup Plugin?

EDIT: This is embarrassing… but when I got the renewal notice from iThemes, I just assumed it was for BackupBuddy.

It wasn’t.

It was for another suite of plugins. BackupBuddy is licensed through 2037. Which means that the time I spent evaluating other backup solutions, which I covered in some detail below, was completely wasted. I am leaving the article itself unedited, though. Note to self — try not to do something like this again… Continue reading

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A Tip for Getting Better Outsourcing Performance

I just love double entendres… you should catch the double meaning of the title shortly. Many years ago, I learned a valuable lesson from a former mayor of a city in which I was operating a computer store. This was … Continue reading

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