No no……. that’s not me that’s windy !!
I am spending Christmas in a house up in Northumbria, near to relatives of my sister’s husband. The house is in a National Park where everything is strictly controlled to keep modern civilisation from spoiling the historic beauty of the land.
Not far from here is Hadrian’s Wall, built by the Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd Century AD to mark what was effectively the northern limit of the Roman Empire. (1800 years ago and it’s still standing – they don’t build them like that anymore !)
So this morning we went for a family walk amongst the hills, moorland, and forests of the area. The temperature here is about + 4C / 40F. The wind is about 20 miles per hour.
And then it started raining……. Fortunately, some among us decided to turn back early and got the fire going, so when the rest of the party arrived back soaking wet the house was reasonably warm.
I can see why the Romans invented hypocausts and underfloor central heating. Nevertheless I can understand why the Romans didn’t hang around here for long……
Getting away from Modern Technology
I am quite comfortable with modern technology, but I use it rather than have it use me, if you see what I mean.
Certainly what is going on in Facebook is something I stay clear of, and I don’t need to chase attention or “likes”.
And email…… well I use it for business but again I don’t feel the need to be in 24 hour contact with it either to run my business or keep in contact with stuff.
I mean, like, what is really important ?? And do I have to respond right now ?? And sometimes I think that mobile phones, the internet, gmail, and Facebook are more curses than blessings because they are just so intrusive and create that “knee jerk” response.
Dave is of a similar view and is trying to keep the technology in France unobtrusive. Now the house we are staying at has no internet access at all.
It sits in a fold in the ground and consequently there is no mobile phone signal. There is no wi-fi. There are no outdoor lights (apparently because in a National Park light pollution is a big No No)
Then I spotted that the owners house has 2 way satellite broadband, identical to the system we have in France. I chatted to one of the owners and asked if they had thought about offering broadband and wi-fi as an upsell.
From their reaction you would have thought I was proposing building a nuclear reactor next door !!
Angela and Kathy on my support team have created and launched their first product called “AdSense HQ” (round of applause for them please !!)
Adsense is where you put Google adverts on your site and you get paid by Google. It works well where you have a niche of customers and you build sites to match.
It’s more of what I call a hobby income, but it does have the virtue of being “fire and forget ” You do the work once to build and market the site and continue to get paid week after week for years to come.
I have a few sites I built way back before I got into internet marketing properly and they still generate me a bit of money each month.
So if you are looking for something to do this Christmas then check this out Adsense HQ
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For me internet marketing is all about building assets that will continue
to generate income for years to come.
And one thing I do each month is create at least 2 to 3 new websites.
I always try to build at least one AdSense site, one affiliate review
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James Bond Skyfall
I’m going out this afternoon to see the new James Bond film Skyfall at my
local IMAX cinema in the West End of London.
I’ve heard that this is one of the best James Bond films , I’ve never
actually seen a James Bond film on a super huge IMAX screen
before so it should be a fun way to spend the afternoon.
One thing I love about being a full-time Internet marketer is I can just
take the afternoon off and go and see a movie at my local cinema.
Anyway I’ll let you know what this latest Bond film is like.
The End OF SEO???
Wow !! I was on a forum this weekend and somebody had posted a
post about panda and Penguin updates and how this was the
end of SEO.
Well, all I can say is yes it is probably the end of spam SEO, but if you
apply some simple common sense then SEO is actually quite simple.
Always get your backlinks’ from high quality sources and always use 100%
original content, if you do this you simply can’t go wrong and Google will
never penalise you.
It certainly works for me, I get my backlinks from relevant websites using
high quality 100% original content.
Like most things if you take shortcuts and try some sort of Spammy
software which will generate thousands of backlinks overnight
then, yes, you might run into problems.
If you put high quality content on your websites, regularly update your
websites, and only get high quality backlinks to your website you’ll still
be making money in a couple years time.
At the end of the day you need to think of Internet marketing as a
And there are strategies you can use that don’t rely on Google, which
makes for safer longer term strategies for your business.