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1,000,000 Dollar Homepage

by SMD · 4 Comments 

This story definitely falls into the “I wish I’d thought of that category”. A guy put up a website where he sells advertising space by the pixel. $1 a pixel for a page with 1,000,000 pixels on it. You have to buy a minimum of one 10 x 10 pixel block [you'll be amazed at [...]

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Technically I’m Out of the Rat Race

by SMD · 6 Comments 

To any Rich Dad student or CashFlow game player, the first goal is to get out of the Rat Race. As defined in the game this goal is based on a simple formula: Passive Income greater than Expenses. To most people it also means not having to work for a living.

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Dark Underbelly of Internet Business

by SMD · 4 Comments 

In the last few days I’ve seen three examples of the shadiness that exists in the world of online business that I felt compelled to pass along for your entertainment and enlightenment. The first is from Wired magazine and was about a criminal attack on a competitor’s website. The guy is, in essence, the online [...]

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Boost Earnings from Adsense for Search

by SMD · 6 Comments 

UPDATE: I’ve taken down this story. Thanks to Miha for suggesting that I double check whether or not it was okay with google to create links to Adsense for search results. The Answer is NO. My appologies that I didn’t double-check before I put up the story. It doesn’t make sense to me but I’m [...]

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Copywriting Tips from The Donald

by SMD · 4 Comments 

In my story yesterday [Email from The Donald], I was poking fun at Mr. Trump for the excessive number of links that he had added to the online course he was plugging in a newsletter that I subscribe to. As part of my obsession with understanding what is going on at my site [and in [...]

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Google Jacks Up Bid Prices

Just a quick post to test whether or not I’m actually back online, or I’ve begun to hallucinate – [It's like deja vu all over again]. Google Adwords has undergone a pretty dramatic update in the last couple days and I just received and email from Perry Marshcall announcing a short-notice Adwords seminar tonight called [...]

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Abe Lincon got it

Just a quick post that goes with my last story about the need for careful business planning. This is the toughest business lesson to get because of the rush of adrenaline that comes with a new idea and the lack of tangible results that are experienced during the planning stage. But Abe clearly got it: [...]

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Pollution as Commodity

Redemption for your SUV is in sight thanks to a new trading exchange: The Chicago Climate Exchange. CCX is the world’s first and North America’s only voluntary, legally binding rules-based greenhouse gas emissions allowance trading system. The Chicago Climate Exchange® (CCX®) is a greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction and trading pilot program for emission sources [...]

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Project BackRub a.k.a. Google

by SMD · 4 Comments 

There’s a terrific story in this month’s Wired magazine called the Birth of Google. It goes back to Stanford University in the summer of 1995 and tells the story of how Larry Page and Sergey Brin first met. More interesting to me was the detailed account of the evolution of the ideas and concepts that [...]

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Only 2 Good Reasons to Blog for Profit

by SMD · 25 Comments 

Darren at ProBlogger.net is declaring August “31 days to building a Better Blog” and is writing a series of how to tips. He has also put out a call for blogging tips; it seems he is aware of a number of bloggers who start blogs to try and make money and are now discouraged or [...]

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