The average computer user is highly limited in what they do. These limitations can be overcome by learning a few simple tweaks. One area that is of value to anyone looking to dive into Internet business is programming. Programs drive websites, computers, software, hardware and pretty much life. Browsing through programming sites, reading programming books, and experimenting with programming can often propel people's ideas. Here are some sites to check out on the topic of programming:

Learning Computer Programming

MCU Programming

Smart Programming

ADA Programming

Asp Net Programming

Programming And Debugging

Learning Computer Programming

Dave Programming

Krizz Programming

MCU Programming

CPP Programming

Panshin Programming

Smart Programming

Zachelko Programming

Programming In Tongues

Real Basic Programming

Access Programming

Linux Programming

Tutorial Programming

Basic Programming

Natural Language Processing Blog

Meme Agora

Ashish's Programming Journal

Steve Yegge

Dave Programming

Ola Bini

DB 360

Programming and Politics



Teaching Playing And Programming

Pragmatic Programming Techniques

Basic Programming

Palm OS Programming

Axapta Builder

Ashish's Programming Journal

C Cyte

How I Got Started In Programming Interviews

Armstrong On Software

Noel O Blog

Learning To Program

Notes About Free Software

Ancient Programming

Cycle Gap

Green Programming

On Ruby

Mac and IPhone Applications

The Unix Geek

Job I Joy

What Do You Want To Program Today

World Of Firebird and Delphi

David's Blog

SF Ghoul

Kaisar's Blog

Aspect J Programming

Meera Subbarao's Java Blog

Neal Gafter's Blog

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Integrating Affiliate Opportunities Into Your Blog

Affiliate advertising is an easy way to generate money to targeted people. As blending ads, and deceptive placements have gone out of style there is a greater emphasis on ad integration. A great example of this is the EToro widgets. EToro is a powerful forex trading platform that has made people a lot of money. Charts, rates, news, calendars and challenges can await your audience. People gladly play into this. I think this is a situation that all people win. Because of that I highly recommend that you try integrating EToro into your website or business.

Another great example of using an affiliate program to help improve the quality of your website content would be using affiliate links in content that reviews the products. A great company with a variety of products to review is Barnes And Noble. Many bloggers for instance forget how powerful product specific marketing really is.


Richard Guzman Makes Some Good Points

Richard Guzman is a marketer that made a video about the lack of job security and some conclusions from it. This video hit on the nerve of the whole question why care? Why wake up in the morning and try to make money besides the 9 to 5. Why do things when everyone else does not understand them.

The real answer is that these voices in our heads actually make a lot of sense. When people generally are trying new things like a business, generating a profit on the side, or even playing with finances and investments people can quickly realize certain things. These things that they realize include purpose. Through their purpose they gain control of their life.

I am not saying every person should get into marketing, or make money online. Rather there are limitless ways to gain money. People do an infinite amount of things to make money on their own. Some people pan for gold, while others climb high mountains, some people fly plains while others are professional chess players. Obviously in this matrix is our online world of social media, marketing, and blogging that teaches us and connects us across the world. But also I believe there is money in hope. There is money in money too.

As I noted in the previous post succeeding is about differentials more than it is about hard work. Success is about sticking with it. Success is about finding new stuff every day. The business journey is one of discovery rather than repetition. If you find yourself dropping the same affiliate links in the same places, or doing the same blog posts over and over again, or working the same job every day I would encourage you to break these repetitious cycles by finding your genius. Pursue what you are about, what comes easy to you. It is also very important to target your weaknesses and try to improve them. If you need help doing some programming just sit down and spend an entire week reading programming blogs. If you want to become an affiliate superstar learn from the masters.

Communicate with them. Build your brand, and create your web stores. Believe in the money you make in AdSense. Be thankful that it paid for your websites, coffee, and a new shirt. Build upon what you know. Hustle your business. Figure out ways that make other businesses work and apply it to your own. I believe the worst thing people can do with their websites is quit. There is nothing wrong with not spending a lot of time blogging. Or writing up a product review once a month. Many of the best marketers do less and achieve more. There is also nothing wrong with failing. The most successful people online fail in epic ways every day.

But they never fail to keep trying new things and find the way. If you business can't monetize try something else. For instance if you can't sell golf balls, try selling bags of potato chips. I believe it is important in any business to systematically find markets and dip your business into them. We live in a world of hype vs the real. An example of this is that my most effective made for affiliate sites were on the topics of rugs, furniture, ring tones, video games, web design for $200, a site with no purpose, a poorly put together online community, and makeup. All of these things to me look pointless.

But they have a point that there is a demand. Business must find these sleeping giants and exploit them. I think it is too easy to chase avenues that we think will work. Many of the bubble markets like tech are substantially harder to drive home power conversions, and runaway clicks. Anyone in this industry will tell you that they must find hidden tech niches or they will not make very much.

Reverse psychology may be the greatest marketing tool in the Internet age. Do not follow other people in this game. Also when the economy goes crazy and the new rules the most important thing to know it that consumers will never ever act like you expect them to. Anyone who studies and analyzes these things realizes that consumer action is rational but most marketers have a warped sense of what people really spend money on. Most people spend more money and time on food, medicine, shelter, travel, recreation, socialization, sleep, and power tools than they do on spinning the get rich quick wheels, reading tech blogs, or clicking advertisements because they want to. The most effective marketers know this.

Make a blog or online business that sells The Rugs made in one town on earth rather than a large general blog that spins the news, or aggregates the things that excite people. These super niches are worth their weight in literally gold. There is gold in all topics though but I believe that if you are not getting gold try a different angle to expose those beautiful revenue streams.


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