Thursday, December 20, 2007
I had a frustrating experience with http://www.payperpost.com/, but since they worked with me to resolve my issues, I felt comfortable removing the 2000 word posting.
Instead, I'll leave you with a few juicy bits below about how Google is chomping at the bit to destoy paid blog advertisers and the like. To read about it, check out the Matt Cutts blog, he has the inside scoop: http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/how-to-report-paid-links/.
The big question is will Google try to destoy competitors through unfair business practices? There is a lot of evidence that they will. PayPerPost.com is a competitor of Google. There is evidence that Google is going to hurt a lot of people so they can keep their financial gravy train as if they didn't already have enough. My prediction is that Google will be hit with the same struggles that Microsoft has gone through when it comes to unfair business practices. Google will deserve everything the public and the regulators throw at them. Funny thing is, they won't change, it's inevitable as they appear to be drunk with there success and are getting wreckless.
It's like in the AdSense ads, Google was the only one that unfairly advertised their Google Checkout cart with colorful icons, everyone else had to stay with one color. When I saw that, I saw color all right....RED!
They have also started putting their Google Local before everyone else's natural listings. They are even paying people $10 per business entry to get every business in America listed. When they do, you can be sure they'll use it to control everyone to march like lemmings in lockstep.
I'll be writing a blog entry soon on exactly how Google is going to go after their competition and how & why it's going to backfire on them.
Subscribe to this blog because I'm going to be releasing a plan to fight back.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Browser Speed Comparisons - Apple's Safari 3 Leaves the Others in the Dust
Safari 3 browser now works with Microsoft Windows PCs! Not only does it work, but browsing is twice as fast as Microsoft's IE 7 browser. I just downloaded it and it's amazing how much faster pages pop up when surfing. It takes about 3 minutes to download a free copy, so why not check it out. One can have several browsers on their PC at the same time with no confict.
Also, the highly regarded Mozilla Firefox 3 Beta is available now as well for Windows, Macs and Linux based systems. This browser gets more praise than does the IE 7 browser, though I must admit the IE 7 browser is much more stable than any of their previos releases. Why not try them all. At least use Safari 3 for faster browsing and IE 7 when you're doing your banking as some financial portals insist you use IE 7 to do your transactions.
A couple of years ago, I might have recommended Opera browsers, but since they're the slowest of the top browsers, I can't see any reason you'd want to use it. It is a very clean browser, but too slow.
Go ahead and try a new browser, they are all free downloads.
Download the Safari browser click here.
Update: I have been using 4 browsers:
2. IE 7
Safari may be fast but it makes some pages look odd, so in spite of the fact I was enthusiatic about it working with Window, I still think it's going to take more time before it displays a page as consistently as IE 7.
Firefox is great, I use it when I want the best security. For general surfing, I still use the IE 7 browser. I wanted to get away from it because it's a Microsoft product and I don't trust Microsoft with security, but IE 7 is leaps ahead of IE 6. So, my hat is off to Microsoft to my surprise.
New Thoughts: I've now been using the Safari browser for a few months now after I had written the announcements above. I prefer both the IE7, IE8 Beta and the Firefox over the Safari. The reason is that the browser rearranges the elements on many webpages making things confusing. For example, photos will appear on top of written words, as where, the page displays properly on the other browsers.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
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Tuesday, December 11, 2007
She's announced that she's single and looking and with God's help, she'll find someone special. She should visit these dating sites.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
One man's blog brought NBC to it's knees & had the top suits reduced to sucking their thumbs in the corner. What am I referring to? The Glen Woodfin Cafe called for a boycott of NBC in a blog entry on December 7th, 2007 after they refused to run a paid ad simply thanking our troops for their sacrifice during the holidays. They said it violated their policies. Yeah, I'll bet it did, yet they gave Al Gore over 30 hours of free broadcasting recently to promote his agenda (while Al Gore holds many investments that will explode with profits if he can get more of his legislation through). The NBC (Nitwits, Bozos & Clowns) had no problem clearing the way for Al Gore's stock portfolio (Big Al is a general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the Silicon Valley venture-capital firm which stands to make gigantic profits with alternative energy projects) to take a monster leap forward.
Obviously, I'm joking that my blog entry made any difference in their announcement today that they have reversed their decision to block the paid ads from running.
GE is the parent corporation that oversees NBC, but Jeffrey Immelt is showing his lack of leadership by allowing NBC to be such idiots. Doesn't he care that the NBC ratings are dropping like a rock. How investors long for the days of Jack Welsh. Why do CEOs like Immelt lack leadership?
I nabbed the egg on face photo from BeRecruited.com and the NBC logo from Google images. I used Xara Extreme to combine the graphics.
Thank you troops for risking your lives protect the NBC studio from themselves. Merry Christmas.
Friday, December 7, 2007
NBC refuses to run this paid ad by http://www.freedomswatch.org thanking our troops for protecting America. My God, just watch the ad and you'll see that you should stop watching NBC and write a letter to Jeffrey Immelt, GE CEO, parent company of NBC.
I remember when I was a child, I watched Walter Cronkite describe the war in Viet Nam with pictures of explosions on a map behind him representing the battles of the day and wondered if I too would have to go to war when I grew up. I never had to, but now, those that have the freedom to enjoy their life safely on American soil, do nothing but trash the soldiers that defend our country every day.
NBC, who has freedom of the press, abuses that privelege and spits in the eye of military families that have given their children's lives for them to have that freedom. I call for the firing of anyone involved with the rejection of this paid ad at NBC. I call for the boycott of anyone advertising on NBC. I call for the boycott of all GE products. Jeffrey Immelt is going to have a lot of red ink on his watch. How I wish Jack Welsh was still at the helm.
What has happened to America? How did ungrateful people get to the positions of leadership in our country while being of such sorry character.
Please voice your complaints to NBC:
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, N.Y. 10112
NBC Contact Page: http://www.nbc.com/Footer/Contact_Us/
Here is the General Electric Contact Information page:
I thank the American troops for facing danger every day. I thank the American troops that have bullets ripping past them while Jack Immelt, Mark Cuban and the NBC executives sit around on their ungrateful butts and do nothing for this country. I thank the mothers and fathers of the troops who have lost their children in battle or now have a permanently injured child from the war. I thank the children who are growing up without parents that have been lost in the war. These people have disgraced our country and do not deserve the freedoms they have.
Boycott anything Mark Cuban produces.
Boycott NBC and MSNBC.
Boycott GE stock and products.
For the Associated Press Wire on this story:
The whole thrust of public education is to create another cog in the wheel at a corporation. In the 15 years of schooling that graduates of a state school have, it is never mentioned that you have the right to own your own business. No, instead they talk about subjecting yourself to a system that leads to a job. One is never encouraged to start a business. Students are encouraged to get good grades so that you can get a good GPA, which in turn will lead to getting in a good college, so you can start interviewing for a good company when you graduate. Then, you'll submit to paying taxes as an employee with your FICA taxes automatically deducted from your check. Viola, that way the Democrats will get what they want, a submissive citizen that fears doing anything out of the box. Democrats love the box of being a good little tax payer. The Democrat's goal is to create a Solviet Union in the United States with them in power. They want to control everything. Starting your own business is terrifying for the teachers unions. To go into business for yourself is a direct assault on the cage they want to imprison us with.
Why is this? The reason is because the liberal Democrats have taken over the public schools. Liberals want you to be told what to do and when to do it. Liberals own the teachers unions. The unions just want more and more money without results, just like the unions are at General Motors. They don't care about results, they just want more and more benefits and money until the whole system collapses.
Most Americans could wake up in a communist country and would never know the difference because they don't exercise their rights that people died for. Liberals create with their policies a system of going home to work, work to home, home to work, work to home in a mindless circle. They rig the school system to brainwash our youth into being part of their "common good" philosophy. They strip the rights of parents so that the goverment is now in charge of everything taught to kids.
My guess is that he thought he was so popular that he wouldn't need to.
On this matter, thank God I was wrong. Democracy has a candle in the political darkness surrounding the Chavez push for the Fidel Castro type of dictatorship. Anyone can see how Fidel Castro's political views have destroyed a country for a lifetime. His legacy is nothing but selfishness and pride leading to subjugation of the beautiful citizens of the island.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Thank God I was wrong on this one.
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Black Bean Mango
Black beans with roasted red onions and green peppers, red peppers and carrots. Served over Kashi® 7 Whole Grains Pilaf and topped with fire-roasted mango sauce. A delicious dish that's Vegan too!
Ingredients: Cooked Kashi® Pilaf (water, whole: oats, long grain brown rice, rye, hard red winter wheat, triticale, buckwheat, barley, sesame seeds), black beans (prepared black beans, water, salt), water, carrots, red bell peppers, roasted red onions, roasted green bell peppers, mangos, canola oil, rice starch, evaporated cane juice, apple juice concentrate (concentrated apple juice, water, ascorbic acid [vitamin C]), jalapeño peppers, mango juice concentrate, mango puree, cilantro, ginger puree (ginger, water, salt, citric acid), garlic (garlic, water), salt, lime juice concentrate.
Allergen Statement: CONTAINS WHEAT INGREDIENTS.
Diabetic Exchange: 4 carbohydrates, 1 medium-fat meat
Kosher Certification: not Kosher
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
This story will give 3 examples of how Google needs to be slapped down for their unfair practices. This case will be made clearly with screenshot photos, but the next paragraph is dedicated to the defense of Google on one controversial decision.
Many said that Google caved in on their original mission statement of doing no evil when they agreed with the Chinese government to censure their search engine in order to get the powers that be to accept their presense on China's Internet. I disagree wholeheartedly. It's better to be in that major country with limitations than allowing another competitor. So, I completely disagree with the critics on that one. I think that was just good business.
3 Creeping Evils at Google:
1. In the screenshot photo above, it shows that Yahoo.com still outranks Google.com, yet if you have downloaded the Google toolbar, then you can see that in the past few months, Google changed their algorithms to make Google.com have a page rank of 10 while Yahoo.com has a page rank of 9. At the beginning of the summer of 2007. Google ranked Yahoo higher as they should. Granted this is a small and debateable infraction, but as time goes on, my bet is that you'll see Google taking advantage of their position in the search engine wars.
2. Look at the screenshot below and you'll see that on many natural searches, Google has cheated and put their Google Local program above all the natural searches. Google controls this space. The space is supposed to be the organic space, but Google has grabbed not only the advertising space above the natural searches, but now they are manipulating and controlling that sacred space that consumers have entrusted them with. End of the world? No, but it's a sign of Google's drift towards being sneaky. Of course they will say that consumers want this.
I think consumers would prefer untainted searches.
3. One that jumped out at me the other day was their new Google checkout logo (see photo below) that dominates the search page with logo leaping off the page with brilliant colors while all the competition remains in monotonous blue. The whole page is blue, but Google takes advantage of others competitors by not allowing them to use logos or color on the Adsense ads. If Google was fighting for financial survival, I'd cut them slack, but their stock is fast approaching the $1000 per share mark. This is absolutely spitting in the face of the advertisers that have made Google what it is today. Google is killing their own advertisers and making up special rules for their own products. They are headed down the anti trust Microsoft path. These are subtle things granted, but they are clear indicators of the creeping corruption you'll be seeing more and more of if we don't speak out. Can you image Google letting PayPal have the only colored logo on a search page?
Most democrats are saying Hillary peaked early and is over the hill. Some are saying that the video that Hillary is trying to cover up is now exposing her for felony charges.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
It has frustrated many Americans as to why Hollywood's elite put out propaganda films that put Americans in a disgusting slant. They say to themselves, don't they understand their freedoms to say what they say was bought with the price of precious soldiers and yet they get to wallow in their millions yet get a big microphone to spit all over America like it's the cool thing to do. It's like street cred.
The reason they do it has little to do with their political beliefs and everything to do with their wallets. In many segments of movie sales statistics, foreign gross sales dominate domestic profits. For reference, check out the Reuter's "Hollywood, foreign movie theaters at odds on DVDs" article. One interested in this topic should, do some sniffing around on movie industry stats and they'll see why many directors and producers sell out America for money. Of course, some underlings like b-list actors and the like stand with the liberals because they are afraid that they won't get any work. If someone in the industry doesn't walk in lock step, then they get blacklisted. The power brokers will see to it that they'll "never work in this town again." The puppet masters will continue to repress independant and conservative film industry workers until the money runs out or they have their freedom to do what they want taken away. Then, they'll regret that they put the grease to the destruction of their own country.
Look at Sean Penn, Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte & Naomi Campbell kissing the butt of pending dictator Hugo Chavez. Even as he destroys a free press in his country of Venezuela, these fine American's are over there in worship of him. It's cool to be a communist dictator's friend. The Hollywood liberals talk free speech and free thought, but in reality, they'd do anything within their power to detroy the careers of anyone who thinks differently from them.
To illustrate this further, just look at the constant tactics of the far left when anyone conservative speaks their thoughts in public. They shout them down and disrupt any possibility for others to hear a different perspective. They preach tolerance and acceptance, but they are often the most violent and controlling of all movements. Their hypocracy is blatant, but they are so brainwashed and desperately want to be accepted by their peers that they cave in to independant thoughts. Code Pink is another example of this. They think that any disruption is justified. To most they appear like brainwashed puppets. They just chant whatever their leader tells them to.
Cindy Sheehan, anti-war protester was the darling of the far left until she expressed some of her true feelings, then they abandoned her when she no longer spouted out whatever they told her to say.
It's all about the money. For example, Hillary Clinton, didn't want to come out and criticize lobbying groups like MoveOn.org when they ran a full page ad calling General Petraus- General Betray Us, but she was so afraid to have the money cut off that she pooped all over one of the finest patriots in our country. Just follow the money in Hollywood and follow the money in politics. Hillary embraces the money part not for the money as much as she speculates that the money will buy her power. Hillary will sell military secrets if she thinks it will buy her the Presidency. Bill Clinton sold us out by granting tons of access to the Chinese many of which spent many a night in the Lincoln bedroom at the White House, under testimony the Chinaman said he had a list of favors that he expected Bill Clinton to provide for the donations. That's why Hillary Clinton set up all these illegals campaign contributions from dishwashers from Chinatown. All this money was funneling through them under the radar. The Hill-Billy's have a clear history of this pattern. The Hillary Clinton/ Norman Shu scandal is just case in point in a long history of under the table backroom deals for money and power. Hillary Clinton would sell out America if she could just sit her buttocks in the Oval office seat.
Hillary will do anything for power. Anything.
Don't believe it? Just watch some of these videos on YouTube.com that tell the story with complete documentary footage. In particular watch the Peter Paul compaign coverup. On one video, Hillary Clinton tells how she is able to do unscrupulous things, then be the Teflon woman. One of the secrets she reveals on the film is to never leave an e-mail trail.
The Hollywood elite and the far left politicians sell out America for a brief moment where they believe they'll have the 15 minutes of fame in the history of world. They believe like Moussalini, that it's "better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand as a lamb," so screw America.
Opinions by Glen Woodfin
Monday, November 12, 2007
I found a directory of the most popular social bookmarking services and was shocked to discover that a huge percentage is either defunct or not functioning at the moment.
Good Social Bookmarking sites:
The Worst Bookmarking Sites (the sites were not even functional or we got continuous error codes when we tried to sign up):
7. unalog This site says: "Registration is currently disabled while we finalize mezzanine funding."
Good luck to all. It's a dog eat dog world.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
As the customer was leaving, she passed by me and I asked where she was from. "Russia," she said and smiled.
"You know, I only know one word in Russian," I replied playfully.
"And what word is that?" she asked.
We then continued a little more small talk and before she departed, she handed me her card and said "You should stop by sometime and see me," then she walked away. I wondered as I read her card if she was flirting with me or was she wanting to gain a new client as her card said: Anna Bowen- Greenville Massage. I figured either way, I couldn't lose.
A few days later, I called her. I was surprised to see that she had a unique setup on the ceiling of her studio. There were parallel bars hanging above the massage table. They were anchored to the walls and ceiling so they wouldn't budge. "What's that for?" I asked tenatively.
"Have you heard of Ashiatsu?"
"Shiatsu, but not Ashiatsu," I said.
She explained that Ashiatsu is an ancient form of bodywork performed with both the hands and the feet. The bars above the table were to stabilize the massage therapist so they could give deep tissue massage with their feet in areas that needed it.
"Wow," I thought. I'd never even heard of it. "I guess I've lived a sheltered life."
Anna Bowen also had a glass case filled with Nikken products. I couldn't believe the selection had grown so much since I saw their catalog a decade ago. Anna is a very warm and giving person and you sense it as soon as you walk in to her studio. She sent me home with a gallon of highly filtered water which she then put it through a cool looking blender that had a cylinder of magnets that spun in the water. She said after this water has been treated like this, it's called Pi-Mag Water. I thought I don't really need it because I have well water with a very elaborate system of 6 filters including a reverse osmosis system, but I'll take it to be polite.
A couple of days later, I was talking with her on the phone while drinking some of her bewitched water and I told her it tastes great, then start telling her about my great system. She suggested that I put down a two bowls of water in front of my cat to see if she prefers my highly filtered water or her Pi-Mag water. I did. Nica sniffed them both out of curiosity, then started drinking the Pi-Mag water. I thought that maybe it was a coincidense, but my cat kept drinking for 3 minutes. She then took a break then went right back to drinking Anna's brew. Anna explained that animals can sense what is good for them.
I laughed and said, "Maybe that's why my dog and cat turn their heads quickly when I put a cup of coffee in front of their noses."
Anna gives a great massage...so great that I built a website for her at: http://www.greenville-massage.com/. She's a good person with a big heart.
Tell Anna that Glen Woodfin recommended her.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Holly Mann Moves into New Dream House & Says She's Writing a New Book to Be Titled, "Honest Riches 2008"
Holly Mann, author of "Honest Riches," a beginner's guide to Internet marketing, has moved in to what she calls a dream home. A single mom at age 22, Holly moved to Thailand after giving birth to her son, Joshua Tyler Mann, so her dollars would go farther due the the favorable exchange rate. Holly was on a $700 a month disability check after a foot injury while serving in the U.S. Army.
Arriving in Thailand, she moved into a simple apartment and she began writing a book about affiliate marketing. She was at the time, a beginner to intermediate level herself, so she took a gamble when she dedicated 4 months to writing her first eBook, "Breakthrough Money Making Secrets Revealed." Holly admits she was only making $900 a month with her Internet marketing endeavors, but she felt she could help the newbie, even if it only added a few more dollars a month to their income.
The gamble paid off. Her royalties poured in giving her a $12,000 a month income that seems to have no end. The Holly Mann story can be found at http://www.hollymanninternetmarketing.com/.
Holly remembers having to sell her laptop in order to afford the plane tickets for both herself and Josh. Then, she bought a computer from parts once she landed in Thailand for $250. That and a slow as molasses dial up connection allowed her the chance to break through her own financial stuggle.
After selling over 20,000 ebooks since the first edition, she has announcd she is furiously working on her third edition, "Honest Riches 2008." As always, anyone who has purchased her previous editions can get the upgrade for free. Right now is a great time to buy, so one would aquire her 2007 version as well as her 2008 edition as soon as it's released for the same price. Who knows, she may have a price increase like she did between her first and second edition making it an ideal time to buy now before a likely increase.
One can see from the photographs that Holly's lifestyle has changed dramatically. Check out the Holly Mann new house photographs. Compared to her last apartment, she & Josh will be living in luxury. Many who follow in the steps of Holly Mann applaud her.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Did the Yellow Book remove the state of South Carolina from their directory on purpose after they saw Lauren Caitlin Upton in the Miss Teen USA pageant or was it because that SC has the lowest SAT scores in the nation?
Disclaimer, I have lived in South Carolina myself for the past decade.
Hey Yellow Book, could you put us back in before we go to the other book?
Monday, September 3, 2007
Someone just told me about this Titanium Innovations L70 HID spotlight that blasts 7,000 lumens with it's 70 watt high intensity discharge bulb that sends a beam for miles. This mega flashlight has an adjustable beam which allows you to create pinpoint focus or have more peripheral light.
You also have to strengths to run at: 70 watts producing 7,000 lumens for 60 minutes or 35 watts producing 3,500 lumens for 115 minutes. Cost: $1,000.
This specatcular HID searchlight/flashlight came to my attention in 2009. The XeVision HID 50 watt equals or surpasses the performance of the Polarion for $1,000 less money. Currently, you can buy the 50 HID XeVision for $895. The have a 75 watt protype that puts out over 8,000 lumens and I haven't seen that kind of performance available anywhere else.
XeVision has two models available and possibly one new one on the horizon:
35 watts - 3200 Lumens - $895
50 watts - 5300 Lumens - $895
75 watts - 8000 Lumens (prototype - not available yet)
XeRay/XeVision specs are as follows:
Lithium Ion rechargeable battery pack, same pack size in both models (12 cells)
Battery capacity 6600mAh
Easy battery pack change. 3.5 hrs recharge time
35 watt 140-150 min runtime
50 watt 90-95 min runtime
35 watt has 3200 Lumens, beam range 800 yards
50 watt has 5300 Lumens, beam range 1200 yards
Standard GE 4200K D2S bulb
The Group 5 Engineering HB-1 claims 5,600 lumens for $3,000. The HID flashlight operates on a pack of 20 CR123 batteries for 1 hour and 10 minutes and is not rechargable, yet. One can use rechargeable CR123 batteries which sacrifice runtime. This flashlight could be the brightest unconfirmed consumer flashlight in the world.
Accepted as the Brightest Flashlight in the World in 2008, the Polarion Helios PH50 screams with 5,200 lumens for $2,395. The rechargeable Lithium Ion battery will power this light under 200 feet of water for 1 hour. We have heard that this flashlight actually puts out a brighter light than the HB-1, but until I test it, I won't know for sure.
This flashlight is temporarily off the market in the PH50 with a 50 watt HID bulb. The 3,500 lumen is readily available. So, I have to give the "Brightest Consumer Flashlight in the World Prize" to the XeVision 50 watt HID at the top of the page.
Vector SLH100P Power on Board HID Spotlight with 3500 Lumens
Vector Sportspot VEC 192 with 3335 Lumens
The Torch is an amazing new powerhouse that lights a wide path with 4,100 lumens.
I just created a website featuring the world's brightest flashlight. If the above flashlights are a little pricey then check out this under $100 double beam Black and Decker 20 Million Power Series 3335 Lumens Spotlight #VEC192 by Vector. Check it out at: http://www.brightestflashlightreviews.com/
We have an even brighter flashlight for under $100 with 3500 lumens. It's the Vector SLH100P Power on Board HID Spotlight with 3,500Lumens for 70 Minutes. We have a limited number, so I don't know how long we'll keep this price as we've already had 3 price increases. This flashlight usually retails for more than $100.
If you want to pay $1000 to $2000+, you can get a flashlight slightly brighter.
Coming mid 2008, a new Brightest Flashlight in the World site.
Sunday, September 2, 2007
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Monday, July 30, 2007
Holly Mann & her eBook caught my attention at the beginning of 2007. Holly is a single mom living abroad in Thailand, originally to save money, but now by choice.
At 22, she was struggling to make ends meet with her new baby requiring most of her time and energy, so she longed to be a W.A.H.M. (work at home mom). She found a concept called affiliate marketing online and ran with it. After getting good at it, she wrote an eBook called "Honest Riches," and has now sold almost 20,000 copies. She hit a chord in the market place, especially with stay at home moms. I purchased a copy and now I am on my third reading because I like working from home as well. It is well worth the $37 price.
I have been so intrigued by the Holly Mann Internet marketing strategies and her story that I did a month of research, then created a web site showcasing her Horatio Alger biography and photograph collection.
Holly Mann did a 2 hour and forty minute interview with me & I condensed it down to two FREE audios at http://www.hollymanninternetmarketing.com/. The first recording is 31 minutes talking about her story, then the second is more about the Holly Mann Internet Marketing strategies totalling 51 minutes.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Kelly Felix - The Rich Jerk
The Guess What I Heard site boosted Felix
Kelly's Internet marketing reputation
Kelly Felix picture is located on a Yanik Silver Blog: http://internetroadtrip.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/mini-dinner.JPG. There are many photos of Kelly Felix on the Internet if you know where to look. Famous Internet marketing guru, Yank Silver is pictured as the first person closest to you on the left side. Kelly Felix pic is the third one in past Yanik Silver. The photo above was a website Kelly Felix created called: Guess What I Heard.com, which is no longer available. Another Kelly Felix picture with his wife Summer Singagliese is on this website: http://www.workathometruth.com/rich-jerk.php?PC=-sitemap&K=
Who is Kelly Felix? Kelly Felix is also known as the Rich Jerk. Who is the Rich Jerk? He's famous amongst Internet marketers because he's sold millions of dollars of his "Rich Jerk eBook." It is a stimulating guide for intermediate Internet entrepreneurs.
The Rich Jerk, Kelly Felix is known for great material, but offensive ad copy. He uses curse words and the "I'm Better than You" hook that some call anti marketing. I see it as Kelly Felix's knowledge of human nature: people want what they can not have. He dangles something you want in front of you, then he takes it away. For many, that has pushed his ad campaigns into the stratosphere. He even did an ad with shock jock, Howard Stern, which some say cost a small fortune & ended up being a financial mistake.
Personally, I like Kelly Felix's "the Rich Jerk" ebook and ad stategies if you could just take out the curse words and the ads with offensive & often risque pictures. On the other hand, most people agree that grandma's apple pie is a good thing, but not if it's floating on top of a cesspool.
My guess is that Kelly Felix has done very well with the Rich Jerk & he's bored with it and wants to move on to new projects.
Holly Mann, successful ebook author of "Honest Riches 2," was once a promoter of his products, but after after a while couldn't take his over the top language, so she went on to create a competive product & has sold about 20,000 copies. She used the "no thank you rich jerk" campaign to leapfrog her ebook to the tune of a $12,000 a month profit. She acknowledges the keywords: rich jerk & no thank you rich jerk, gave her an edge in the beginning. I'd say that's Internet marketing Judo, where one uses the other person's strength to their advantage.
A Holly Mann photo collection can be found at http://www.redhotspeakers.com/HollyMannInternetMarketing.html.
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Actual Google ad:
Make Money - Free
You won't get rich but you can make
a realistic $200 to $5,000 a month.
I was curious, because it sounded too good to be true, but the site had a good sales pitch & excellent graphics and video testimonial. All you have to do is give them your contact information & away you go! I did, but was frustrated when I saw the page it led to was another page with more Chinese finger cuffs.
The whole time you're on one of their pages, it says offer ends tonight at midnight, then they display today's date, but if you come back tomorrow, the date changes again to whatever date that day is. This is to create a false sense of urgency. It's even got a timer on the page, I got interrupted, so I wasn't able to finish in 30 minutes, so when I got back to page, all I had to do was refresh the page, and it started the clock over. That reminds me of the hard sell infomercials you see on late night TV, "Call in the next ten minutes, & you'll receive this extra bonus..." Please. Three years later, they're still running that same commercial. Their window of 10 minutes, just became 3 years. Nice.
Okay, what was supposed to be free is now $34.95 or you can sign up for one of the free offers below the page said. It just takes a minute, and you'll get instant access to Project Payday below, then you'll have all the goodies on the free offer, plus you'll get the stuff they were talking about to begin with (a complete online money making system). I chose to sign up for the free www.mydollarshop.com website. I was starting to get a little excited, though I had reservations because of the runaround I'd already gotten. My store was this one: http://glewood.mydollarshop.com/.
So, I signed up for my free dollar store website. Oh, now wait a minute, it's free except for $1.99 shipping. Hm, why can't an online store just give me everything I need to get started online? When I clicked on some of the links on that page to get a more complete understanding of what was going on, the web page thought I was leaving them without paying the $1.99 shipping, so out comes a pop up saying: Okay, for you, it's half price: .97 cents. I was frustrated but thought, "I'm almost done, just pay the measly .97 cents. Then, they charged my Visa card $1.04. Ow, another surprise, small, but the pattern is clear. I got my website: http://glewood.mydollarshop.com/ In order to activate it, I had to go to my email then, confirm that I accepted all the terms. What was advertised as a free website had become $1.04, now they are telling me it's not really free because you're actually signing up for a monthly charge, not a free website like they said. It's only a two week trial, then your credit card will be automatically hit for almost $39.95 a month. I went back to get my free business ebook that I had originally came to the site for and it wouldn't let me have the free book until I agreed to bend over every month for $39.95.
Here's their fine print:
"Also, by continuing you understand this offer includes a 14-Day Free Trial to the MyDollarShop.com website, which can help you create an additional income using the tools and strategies inside. After the 14-Day Free Trial period, you will continue to enjoy full membership at an affordable $39.95 per month billed automatically to your credit card. "
I felt taken. I did everything I could to cancel everything, but I am still not sure if I did, so I still might be hit with that free business for $39.95 a month.
But Glen, can you make money? Yes, I suppose if you want to market this way, you could make some money. But how could you live with yourself. I am so over www.projectpayday.com. It's a tar baby, at best.
What companies were comfortable enough with the marketing tactics that they are in cahoots with them?
I can't believe companies like www.stamps.com & www.blockbuster.com are okay with this kind of smoke & mirrors marketing. It's bait and switch like a used car salesman in a plaid jacket complete with cigar. It's a shame, because the marketers & webmasters have great talent. Their site looks great, but in my opinion, they took the low road.
Everything is legal and disclosed in faded grey fine print on the site, however I believe they could have made better choices because it's clear that they are very talented. They are not a scam, but they are a tar baby from where I sit.
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Johnny made Rolling Stone's "Greatest Artist of All Time" list in 2004, Johnny ranked #31. After 50 million sold albums & an almost 50 year music career, most of his hits are familiar to every American: "Walk the Line, A Boy Named Sue, Ring of Fire," and if you didn't hear his remake of the Nine Inch Nails Song, "Hurt," I've included it below. The song sounds like it was made for him.
Sunday, May 6, 2007
Naming it the "Glen Woodfin Cafe" wasn't too hard since I consider coffee one of the major food groups: coffee, protein, carbs, a glass of wine & extra virgin cold pressed olive oil. Did I miss anything? I considered naming this blog the Glen Woodfin: Rants & Raves, Talking Points, Where in the World Is, the Latest Buzz, on the Edge & Diary. Okay, just kidding about the diary, since Lord knows, I don't have the discipline to keep a diary. Even Anna Nicole Smith kept a diary. Where does that leave me?
Typical topics will include, but not limited to: investing, real estate investing, entrepreneurship, mentors (gurus with products to sell), Internet marketing, motivation, how to, graphics, website design, art, politics, relationships, pets, current events, gadgets (anything that Q makes for 007), technology, computers, pets, health, nutrition, cycling, exercise, and by golly, my opinions & recommendations. The latter being the most important.
In other words, "Bem Vindo." If you don't speak Portuguese, "Welcome!"