Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Abusing the "system"

Summer is almost over!  In a way I am relieved.  It has been so hard to stay focused and get any work done everyday.  There are so many other things to be doing.  This week Katie and I went to the river and collected rocks to paint.  We have played lots of games, went to the park and the library and just had fun.  I wouldn't trade this time for the world but I have felt like I am slacking off.  Isn't that why we work from home though?  We can do just a little bit of work and still see money come in.  At least that is what I keep telling myself.  I know though that in the end I will get out of my business exactly what I put into it.  Winter will be better.   :)
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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Truth in advertising

I've noticed this happening a lot lately in different forums.  Today I was reading a forum where someone had asked for ideas on different businesses that can be ran from home.  Halfway down the thread was a response from someone about the business they were doing and how great it was.  The next response was from someone else who was also in the business and mentioned that he had been seeing and hearing a lot of great things about it in forums.  The funny thing was, both of these people who were in the same business joined the forum on the same day and had the exact same number of posts.  Coincidence?  I doubt it.   Someone else besides me happened to notice this fact and questioned it.  The original person responded that yea it was funny and it must be because this was such a great forum. 
You have to know.  If you are new to the forums everyone knows this trick and everyone hates it.  All it does is discredit you and cause you to lose a lot of respect.  If you want to advertise your business in the forums become a participating member.  Help other people in the forums and give good solid advice.  Don't use the forums as just a means to advertise and don't make up pretend people.  It is always glaringingly obvious. 
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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Not gone

I just wanted to catch up with everyone and let you know I haven't falled off the earth.  We have family in town this week, a family reunion and camping trip planned for this weekend and I have been working on helping a friend get his websites up and going and I will be trying to help promote his e-book.  I will let you know more about all that when it is up and going!    We do have one blog done which you can see at and you can see what it is all about.  I expect life to back to somewhat normal after next Monday and will start righting more. In the meantime I will catch up when I can.   I hope everyone is having a great summer and appreciate your patience!