I guess it’s been nearly a year since I figured out that I could make money online with websites. And shortly after that I figured out HOW to earn; make money online. Well that’s not quite accurate, I knew back in the 90’s you could make money-I even had an online dating site back in ’99. But this idea that it was possible to make money from online blogging or websites without having a product per se, or a high start-up cost. Just a computer connected to the internet is pretty much all you need. In fact, these days I don’t even pay for hosting anymore. I could, if I wanted that warm/fuzzy secure feeling, but nowadays I’ve got so many sites that if 2 or 3 go down for the day it doesn’t break me up too much, it just lowers the total profit for the day until I fix the problem.
So this post is a list of the articles I wrote where I discovered the method and basically I lay out how I make money online. Before I forget let me tell you, you should probably get Gauher Chaudhry’s free CPA money making book. LISTEN TO ME: don’t be weird-that link goes to a little site with a 3 minute video and an email form. DO IT! The little book you get using your email has YEARS of information in it. I took me a long time to learn all the little tricks, so it’ll make your life a lot easier if you get it.
Also I’m also going to include a list of the software I use. And that is where the money making really happens. Like I said, you can make money online without really spending money; but paid tools and paid services makes it easier and faster. Oh before I forget! Once you DO start making money online go out and buy yourself a new computer. Hell, buy TWO. Because during tax season I calculate my income from the year and for my deductions I was able to deduct my computers AND internet costs for the year. It is your business after all, so don’t forget to transfer your real world knowledge to your online income. So here are the posts…
1 Free Tool and 1 Cheap Tool to Make Money Online the Dave Rosenthal Way
The Increase in Web Traffic and Money Making of My Precciouusss Blog
Join RSSHugger and Maybe You Can Generate Some Blog Traffic
Amazing Adsense. Smiling So Wide I Could Eat a Banana Sideways
The Truth About Making Money Online. My Jump From $3 a Month to Over $100 a Day
I’ll Help You Make Money Online But are You Willing to Change Your Outlook? Part 1
Oh I’m Still Here. I Was Out Picking Fights About Making Money Online
Today I Will Make You Rich. I will Help You Make Money Online Part 2
The David Rosenthal Blog Traffic Tactics!
Bookmarking Demon is not the same as Social Bookmark Demon or Social Submitter
Have you noticed? I mean the Discovery channel a few years back was about nature; like mountain climbing, Sharks and Space. All the kind of jazz. Basically they were trying to do a paid version of PBS. But a few years ago they came out with my beloved MythBusters show. I like the show. I’ve been watching since the beginning. Since before Grant, Carey and Tory (I’m not even going to bother looking up the correct spelling of their names)
And that was fine. I mean the show has sort of evolved, but pretty much kept to the original spirit and format they started with. It didn’t have the gritty LOOOOOW budget feel of American Chopper. The chopper show had the look and feel of a long format documentary (like the white version of Hoop Dreams). In an effort to prop up their sister network TLC, Discovery moved the chopper show over there. It’s been about a year or 2 now and I believe the show didn’t survive the move. The probably retained some viewers but…well ask Scrubs how much they enjoyed a station move.
A sort of semi-recent Discovery hit was Dirty Jobs. Now, some of you may have recognized Mike Rowe’s voice from those Alaska specials. I seem to recall that before they actually made a series they just did a couple of Alaska fishing specials. And again that was closer to a documentary/nature film than an action show. But Dirty Jobs seems to have been born out of the idea of that show, so in that respect it stands out as an original program in my mind.
Another sort of semi-recent hit is Man vs. Wild. I think Discovery has also got Survivor Man program. Plus, a few years ago didn’t they have another British guy running around? His thing was going to live with the “natives.” As a guy with anthropology degree I actually liked cultural investigations that show. Man, I think there’s another show out now were two guys go and live with some natives.
So as I look at these shows it seems Discovery has taken the idea of making stuff and destroying stuff as their model for all new shows. And all of these shows look like MythBuster copies to me. As if they decided to isolate some aspect of MB and build a show around. For instance they had a with this ex-Daily show guy Unger where they showed how stuff was made, and then they came out with a show called “How it’s Made.” On the other end of the spectrum they had show with a bunch of “young people” coming up with ideas for constructing stuff, but because most of the stuff was unstable there would be crashes and explosions. Then had had a show that was all engineers and it was all about creating weird stuff (that was still on the air. But then they put “Gone in Seconds” on the channel, and that one is JUST the explosions. So it seems like a mid-90’s Mike Darnell shows on FOX. (Mike Darnell by the way is the guy who created all those shows like When Animals Attack type shows). And now they’ve got a show just about detonating buildings.
So Jonathan Goodwin in One Way Out. Well, what is it? Ok, they’ve got all the construction of MythBusters BUT they’ve added magic. I mean they’re calling him an escape artist but that phrase has historically been attached to magic. In fact they seem to be down playing that element and pushing that “what will happen” aspect and for me that makes it another MythBusters! Plus they start the show with the trademark MB small scale test. So is all this a bad thing? No. Listen when you have some success you want to duplicate it and grow it. That’s how business works. BUT, you have realize when your success is in the public eye people are gonna notice. This is why copy-cat movies, copy-cat musicians, and yes copy-cat tv shows don’t make it.
These days “India” is on people’s minds. Well actually MANY things are on people’s minds. So let’s reframe that. These days when people think of India, they don’t just think of convenience store jokes like Apu on The Simpsons. They think of irritating phone calls to customer service. Hold it! OK, third time’s the charm. These days people are enjoying the interesting movies and music that India has to offer; like Slumdog Millionaire. How’s that? Better? So PBS has been running a series called The Story of India. And India is a place with a lot of people and history; it’s a good idea for this series to be out there. Especially since PBS tends to have online access to shows after they air. But so MANY things, ideas, even words, come from India that are so much a part of the daily lives of people all over the world.
The entire rap industry would be an entirely different place without the word THUG. A bunch of very casually attired wasp would have to dress totally differently without the word MADRAS. And Hollywood. Where would they be without the word/concept of MOGUL? And how about philosophy? Could Ram Dass have written Be Here Now if he hadn’t gone to India and met Bhagwan Das? At any rate I suppose that’s a enough stuff from my own trivia vault. Let’s talk about the episode!
Primarily it takes a historical timeline of how the Muslim influence worked its way into India’s Hindu culture and ultimately led to the Partition of 1947. I believe the first time I’d ever heard about the Partition was my second year of college in a book called Baumgartner’s Bombay by Anita Desi. It’s a book full of imagery both vibrantly rich and hellishly graphic. But what stuck in my mind these last 20 years is the massive levels of person on person violence that was a part of the Partition. When India split and became the 2 countries of India and Pakistan. I don’t think a religious separation on that level exist in the modern world outside of that one event.
So I have to admit I had always wondered HOW it happens. The Muslim influence in Africa is understandable, the one in India was a mystery. So the program talks about how the more mystic leaning Sufis were able to appeal to the Hindu sensibilities and that foothold eventually blossomed. Obviously it took hundreds of years, but now I have some idea how it started. And the end, as I said, was the British finally being pushed out in 1947 by Gandhi, Nehru, et al and the decision to Partition. This reminds me of something else the British did in 1947. Have you ever heard of British Mandate of Palestine. It was the policy from the League of Nations in 1920 that allowed the Brits to control Palestine. It really had more to do with Turkey, Arab self rule and even Lawrence of Arabia. But ultimately the Brits decided to partition Palestine for a Jews/Arab split, but the Jews declared independence a few months early. Voila; Israel.
Anyway, just one last piece of trivia. I’m into comic books. And that decision to declare that State of Israel? A man named David Ben-Gurion. He also was the first prime minister. Now hold that thought. You may or may not know that tons of comic writers and artists are Jewish and created all kinds of characters like Superman and Spider-Man. But also characters like the Green Lantern. Well in the Green Lantern mythology there are these characters called the Guardians of the Universe. Guess who the were modeled on?