How to Get Sued for Using an Image You Found Online

There are lots of places on the Internet where you can get images. But if you aren't careful (or you just don't know what you are doing), you can wind up in serious (and expensive) legal trouble for improperly using an image. You figure you are entitled to take an image from Pinterest, and use it Read more [...]
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How Much Does FREE Cost?

About 5 decades ago, Robert A. Heinlein popularized the term TANSTAAFL in his book, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, which I read back when I was in high school (and the book had been recently published). It is my 2nd favorite Heinlein book, just behind Stranger in a Strange Land, which also became a SciFi Read more [...]
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To Backlink or Not to Backlink, That is the Question…

There is some controversy about backlinking for SEO purposes. Google doesn't like "artificial" (read: paid) backlinks, and will even penalize a site for having lots of backlinks from "bad neighborhoods" or from other sites that you control. OTOH, if you don't do some backlinking, the search engines Read more [...]
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Getting Royalty-Free Images

One problem nearly everyone runs into when starting a blog or newsletter is finding suitable images. Images that relate to the topic of your article or newsletter help a lot with reader engagement. If you look over the articles on this site, you will see that there is at least one image in every Read more [...]
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DDOS Attack… And New Plans

"The Rumors of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated." -- Mark Twain, in response to reading his own obituary. I have gone through some significant transitions, not the least of which was a move to another state. I am now a resident of Oklahoma. For the first time in my life, I will have a driver's Read more [...]
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More Traffic = MORE Money

Traffic is a subject that’s been beaten to death, and for good reason. Everyone is looking for it – Internet marketers, bloggers, entrepreneurs, companies and even BIG multimillion-dollar corporations. There’s a “traffic war” out there. …And everyone is fighting for it – mercilessly. But Read more [...]
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Have I Been Doing it all Wrong?

Well, maybe. I just experienced a wake-up call. Yesterday, I bought Michael Cheney's Commission Machine. Just after I bought it, the price increased (whew, just under the wire!), and is due to go up again in a few days. Knowing what I now know, if I had it to do over again, I would have purchased Read more [...]
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$200/Day Blueprint

If you could make $200/day passive(*) income, how would that change your life? The $200/day mark is a significant first hurdle for anyone trying to sell stuff online. It typically takes anywhere from 6 months to a year to reach that point, and more than 95% of all would-be IM'ers give up before they Read more [...]
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I Just Hung Up On Alex Jeffreys

Either I'm just getting grumpy in my old age, or I'm getting to be intolerant of the webinar sales spiel formula. Whichever it is, I signed up for the "[LAST CHANCE] The Most Important Webinar You Will Attend This Year To Make 2015 The Best Year of Your Life" -- or as he put it: "[LAST CHANCE] The Read more [...]
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Yet Another New Scam: Larry’s Cash Machine

Wow. Just. Wow. This new scam has been blasting its way into my inbox, starting about 3 days ago. I've even been getting it from various Internet marketers that really should know better. The appeal is pretty strong -- FREE MONEY!!! It's shrouded in a lot of meaningless financial jargon double-talk. Read more [...]
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