2009 Reflection / 2010 Goals

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It’s the last day of the year.. so what did I accomplish in 2009 / what did I learn?


  • Still being self-employed, that I very much like!
  • Finally finished the update to eBay Stealth! The best version yet. :  )
  • Bought a house, and got rid of a couple vehicles, plus bought another vehicle
  • Made some good money in the stock market
  • Wrote another eBook (autoblogbook)
  • Started two more personal blogs
  • Restructured my life goals, and business doesn’t top the list anymore. :  )

What I learned:

  • How to BBQ!
  • That the best teacher is experience
  • Starbucks drinks have a ton of calories (except tea, I love tea!)
  • Plus a lot of other crap I forget :  )

In 2010 I want to…

  • Start a new e commerce website
  • Heavily get back into Affiliate Marketing
  • Get rid of a couple cars.. :  ) I can only drive one car at a time.. I don’t know why I have 4 cars in my name .. :p
  • Be a little more transparent online .. or go the other way and turn into a ninja, either or
  • Get the Mustang running again

2010Obviously I haven’t really thought about what I’m going to do in 2010. I usually don’t think of New Years as a new beginning. To me every day is the same. Only recently weekends became fun again. It’s the day most of my friends and family aren’t working.

Ah, ending on a sad note. :  )

The weekdays are when I get work done (huge to-do list); the weekends are usually when I take it easy.

It’s been a great year overall and I just hope it continues. Though one thing I learned a long time ago is that all good things must come to an end. One day there will be a change and the party will end. I learned that diversification is number one, and that relying on just one income stream is a good way to lose it all. Part of being a good internet marketer is to accept that all good things come to an end, and to be prepared for something new. At a minimum one should have 5 streams of online income to survive long term online. This can be compared to multiple eBay accounts for you eBay Suspension members. : )

Welcome to 2010 people!

2008 Reflection

An Unorganized Mess

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Have you ever had one of those days where you woke up late in the afternoon after sleeping for 12 plus hours.. it’s kind of warm inside because when you went to sleep, it was already cold so no AC was needed but when you wake up midday the sun is beating down on you?

I’m having one of those groggy days, and I’m pretty sore all over because I was working hard the day before, plus I have a headache, my contacts are irritating me more than usual and overall I feel lost wondering what to do with my life. Hehe..

irritatedIt’s one of those days where you break out the Red Bull and Vodka and watch TV trying to figure out what’s wrong.

Achy, having a headache that won’t go away, it’s hot until I discover it’s hot and turn on the AC, thunderstorms raging in the background just because and now it’s humid.. ehh!

I have a thousand things to do and I rather run away for the weekend then mess with them now.

This is the time I wish I still had my Mustang so I could tear up the highway going 100+ MPH, and just forget about everything else (probably not a good idea in this weather).

I feel unorganized really, and being unorganized really screws me up for the day.

Regardless here’s my every other day post …


Time flies I guess…

Okay, my every three day post, here you go.

Eventually I want to post everyday or at least every other day. I guess I was pretty busy the past week.

I’ll start posting more often.

Time to get organized..

Okay, I Can’t Hold My Excitement Any Longer!

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Hehe, either it’s the second shot of Monster energy in me, or I’m just excited about my next eBook I’m working on! Not only do I love doing eBooks now, even though I hate writing, but I love the fact that when writing an eBook I learn so much more about the subject it makes it all worth it.

So I just finished the first version of Webmaster Blueprint, an eBook about learning how to start on online business with your own website and how to market it.

I need to come up with a new tag line..

Webmaster Blueprint! The best damn internet marketing eBook out there, a Beginners guide to starting an online business and Marketing it for EXPLODING SALES! YEAH!!!!!! Bi*CH!!

monster_energyHaha.. Monster Energy is Awesome!

Ah, I forget what’s my new eBook about? The secret I didn’t want to talk about in one of my lastest post?

It’s for the lazy Black Hat Marketer! I find at times I’m a pretty lazy person, other times when I have monster in me I’m apparently not so lazy. Okay enough delay, my new eBook which is still in the research stage will be on Auto Blogging!

What is Auto Blogging?

It’s the process of setting up dozens, even hundreds of Blogs that run on autopilot!

If your auto blogs are setup correctly you can easily make hundreds even thousands of dollars a day with them. But it’s not an easy process! I want to stress this, it’s not all fun and games and not for a quick buck until you master auto blogs!

I’ve been auto blogging for a couple years now, and the blogs I have, some are doing very well and others are on life support with me reaching for the cord.

Auto blogging can be fun because you can watch and nurture your auto blogs into a money making machine that can drive tons of traffic to anything you want really.

If you have a business you want to promote, setup a dozen or so auto blogs and point your blogs to your business website. I used to do that when I sold virtual currencies for online games and it worked very well.

If you’re an affiliate marketer, add your affiliate offers all over your blog for sales.

Currently I like to presale a product with landing pages, also I have banners setup to promote affiliate offers and I collect emails to promote more products later on! It’s awesome and it generates me hundreds of dollars a day on autopilot.

I do a lot of things to make money online, and I found auto blogging and selling my own product seem to be the best bet for making solid long term income online.

I’ve been making money with auto blogs for literally years now… and that’s the way I like it.

I’ll keep you guys updated on the status of the Auto Blogging guide.

It shouldn’t be a long process like Webmaster Blueprint, hopefully it will be done in a month or two! Most likely two months. *crosses fingers*

My monster drink is making me crash so I must nap now.


Okay.. Enough of a Break for ME!

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So yeah I haven’t blogged in awhile!

The reason why is because I decided to take that time and write a new eBook instead, which is 99% complete now.

It just needs a little fine tuning and it’s good to go!

By the way it’s a beginner’s guide to starting an online business with your own website. It’s pretty detailed for beginners; someone more experienced probably wouldn’t benefit from it much. It also has almost 50 pages of marketing tips that I’ve learned over the years.

I’m not trying to sell it to you guys; I’m just letting you know why I haven’t blogged in awhile. 🙂

I’m also working another eBook, but it’s a secret for now. 🙂

This one will be for the more experienced marketers out there.

Anyway so I’ve decided I’ll start blogging again.

It’s kind of hard to start over again after a long downtime, but I’m sure I’ll get back to speed in no time.

Just an update, I’ll be posting again shortly.


Cold and Flu Season.. Oh man..

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It’s that time of the year again!

The time of the year where everyone is sick and you get sick too. I hate it!

Usually I’m pretty good at watching germs and protecting myself. I usually don’t get sick but this time I guess I pushed my luck over the holiday weekend and now I have a bad cold. You know the one where you have a headache, you’re achy all over, you’re tired and don’t want to do anything? Yeah I got that.

I’ve been reading online on Cold and Flu remedies, and basically it says you’re screwed. Here are a few cold and flu fixes I found online:

  • Drink lots of fluids – Drink warm liquids except for stuff that has caffeine in it. You’ll want to drink liquids because if you don’t you’ll become dehydrated and you’ll get a sore throat.
  • Take vitamin C – Supposedly you should eat and drink things with vitamin C in them. Just don’t go overboard or you could add more symptoms to your list.
  • Eat chicken noodle soup. This actually helped me. It’s more with the warm liquids and keeping your throat clear from a buildup of bad stuff.

I just took an ibuprofen to deal with my aching body and hopefully it’ll kick in soon. I read that’s a bad idea if you have a sore throat, so don’t take one if that’s your deal.

Ack! Not feeling good right now…

I also heard conflicting theories on either to rest or exercise during this time. Supposedly it’s good to exercise because you can burn away the bad stuff, whatever that is. But then I hear you should rest up.

I’ve been resting up the past couple days and it isn’t helping me. I may hit the gym in a few hours just to get moving again. I wish there was sun so I could soak up some vitamin D which always seems to help me.

Oh and one last thing, the cold and flu viruses thrive in dry weather, that’s why we have them when it’s cold outside. So having a humidifier can help keep the baddies away. But you have to watch for bacteria build up in your humidifier or it could backfire on you and get you sick an entirely different way.

Ehhh… boy am I glad I have Microsoft Word. Obviously when you have a cold it’s hard to spell correctly. You guys would laugh if you saw the rough draft of this post. 🙂

Let’s just say it’s the most words I’ve had to correct EVER!

*goes and gets some orange juice…

note – a day after writing this post I’m already feeling better. I guess some rest, oj and chicken noodle soup helped out. 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you’re enjoying your time off and you’re with your firends and family. Don’t get too drunk and know you have auctions to fill in the morning! Talk to you soon!

New Poker Strategy Working?

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If you’ve read any of my previous Poker post, you would see I have been having ups and down with the game. I Recently moved to Las Vegas to try my luck at Professional Poker. Right now I’m considered a Semi-Pro because I have a working job, and play Poker part time. My new strategy involves the the Pro look. Before I would walk in the poker room looking like a Vegas tourist, and I’m sure other players would think of me as a Donkey, a weak player. I consider my self a tight player, which is bad if there are a lot of aggressive players out there. Usually the aggressive player has all the money, but sometimes they get caught. Anyways, the pro look, what is the pro look?

Some go for the Cowboy Jesus look:

Chris Fergusion

Some show you the Poker stare:

Poker Stare

Others Just Play in what they woke up with:


So what I did was combine the Cowboy look, with the Poker stare and just woke up let’s put on some gold chains look into:


(Yes I suck at Photoshop)

And you know what? It seems to be working for me. No I don’t look like the above, but I have dressed more professional and I got a new pair of spiffy sunglasses. I’ve yet to lose the past week!

So is it all in the Look? I don’t know, but for me it’s been working, let’s see how long it last. 🙂

Take the Psychology Today: Optimism/Pessimism Test

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Why? Because I Said So. 🙂

Apparently I’m Categorized as Cynical, Which is Spot On! Working Online for the past 5-6 years you tend to find out quickly there are a lot of bad people out there. Here are my results:

op test

Are you an Optimistic or Pessimistic person? For me, I truly believe the above Snapshot Report for me is Correct, but at the same time… I feel like the World is about to explode and I’m in the calm before the storm. Maybe to explain it better have you seen any of these movies before?

Yep, and I’m always the one survivor who has to save the world. Out of 99.999% of people that don’t make it, the Road Warrior and I have to fight off the baddies. But that’s for another post.

Take the test here: Optimism/Pessimism Test

So I Offically Suck At No-Limit Poker

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No matter what I do, I have no luck and lose. I’ll have pocket Queens, and raise it, some guy goes all in with pocket Kings, I lose. I have pocket Queens again, I go all in with a guy who has pocket sevens and lose to a set, he get’s a seven on the flop. I have pocket Jacks, the flop brings me a Jack, this guy goes all, I fold because there’s a flush on the turn, the river comes another Jack. The last hand today, I have Ace King, I go all in and two people call, one guy has Ace Queen and beats me with two pair. No luck for me. And then when I do have winning hands no one calls my modest raises. Bah! I hate Vegas!

Semi-Professional Poker and Hurricane Ike

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As some of you know, I recently moved to Las Vegas, NV to try my luck with semi-professional Poker. Before I moved here I knew the basics of Poker, what I like to say 70% of the game. As I moved in I felt my level of knowledge increased to 80%. A few weeks have passed now I feel I’m up to 91% of understanding the game, and strategy of poker. So far I’ve learned to keep a watchful eye on Flushes and Straights; when playing sets don’t be too hasty to fold them even when a flash or straight is on the board, you could make a full house and recently not be play scared. If you’re playing scared, you’re easily found out and you’ll be out played every time.

Just an update on what I’m doing. I plan to be here for a couple more months and if things go well, I may end up staying.

As a side note, you may have heard of Hurricane Ike hurdling towards the Texas coastline as of now, what you probably don’t know is that the server that host this website is in the line of fire. Hopefully nothing happens, but just as a warning see below illustration for details.