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The “Get Rich Quick” Scam Formula

Over on The Verge, there is an interesting article entitled Scamworld: ‘Get rich quick’ schemes mutate into an online monster. What made it really interesting is that the author of the article, Joseph L. Flatley, took on some of the biggest … Continue reading

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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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Some W00t! Milestones

I had not checked the traffic stats in quite a while, since I really did not expect that kind of growth this early in the game, and frankly, I’ve been really busy with other things. However, 100 visitors/day is sort of a magic number. It’s a signal that it’s time to start a new phase. Stay tuned! Continue reading

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Don’t Pay for SEO!

I’ve already published a couple of articles on SEO, and why it is basically a fool’s game. I wasn’t really going to write another, since I felt that I pretty much felt I had said my piece. However, I was … Continue reading

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And MORE backups…

If you had a business that was making several million $$££ a year.. wouldn’t you have a standby internet connection ?? Continue reading

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Online Arbitrage by Chris Green

If the high price of Online Arbitrage is a put-off, there is a good chance that this business model is not for you. Continue reading

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Brute-Force Login Attempts

In my last post, I talked mainly about backups of your own local PC. In this post, I am going to talk in more general terms about how protect the work you have done on your WordPress site. Continue reading

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Backup, Backup, & Backup

You want to be able to recover from a webhack, and you want to be able to recover from your own errors. There is one more thing you need to back up, namely, your power. If you have a laptop with a battery that is in good shape and charged, then you may not need a UPS (although I still run mine on one when I’m at the house, because of the extra surge protection, and I can finish or shut down a print job when the power goes out). But if you have a desktop system (I have several, because I have some fairly compute-intensive applications, like video editing, that I do frequently), then you definitely need a UPS. Continue reading

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