Thursday, December 8, 2011

Pittsburgh Pirates .. Seriously?

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge Pirates fan. Last year showed us Pirate fans that we can do it. Before last year started I was just hoping to get close to .500 and at the half way point it looked as if a play off run was possible.

What happened, the front office decided to spend some money to help make that happen which is great! But they screwed up by getting players who where floundering, Derrick Lee and Ryan Ludwick. They took a chance hoping a new venue would be what they needed to get back on track. Sadly it did not and in my opinion hurt the moral of the team and fans a bit. Also the Blown Call didn't help much either.

Don't get me wrong I liked the pick up of Derrick and Ryan, I had high hopes. Despite how it worked out I would still like to see these players in a Pirate uniform come spring training but I highly doubt they will be around. To these two players, Thank you for coming to Pittsburgh and trying to help. I hope to see you in Pittsburgh but if not good luck with whatever you choose to do.

Now we are in the off season coming off of another loosing season. Now is the time to spend the money before spring training. I didn't think they would pick up someone like Albert but some of the pickups do not make much sense.

Clint Barmes. Age 33 when next season starts. Can play the middle infield as well as Cedano ever did but does not have much of a bat either at a $4 million price tag it may have been better just to keep Cedano or try to bring back Free Agent Jack Wilson for a year or two. I always liked Jack and still has the fielding ability to work in the MLB.

Rod Barajas. Age 36. Doumit and Snyder are gone. Which is okay, I liked them but between injuries and such it makes sense to look in another direction. Michael "The Fort" McKenry looks like he could be the catcher of the future. Eric Fryer looked pretty good. At a $4million price tag Barajas seems to be a wast of money that could be put somewhere else.

Nate McLouth, Age 30. Really didn't we go through him already? In PNC he seems to play fairly well. I don't think this is a bad pick up but again, money maybe better spent else where.

Erik Bedard was 5-9 with the Red Sox and an injury risk. WTF Seriously? Take him to a team that has problems with offense seems like a good idea to me? Jack ass. Watch now that I say that he will be a 20 game winner.

My purely Amateur takes on the positions.
First Base: Getting Derrick Lee back for another season or 3 would suffice. otherwise Garret Jones will hold it
Second Base: Neal Walker should be fine
Short Stop: has been hurting since Jack Wilson left. D'Arnaud and Ciriaco looked like they could belong in the Majors.
Third Base: Give Pedro another chance. Too much has been put in to him to give up so early. Josh Harrison is knocking on the door though. However should a veteran infielder become available..
Catcher: McKenry and Fryer look to be the future Barajas may start the season though.
Out Field: Presley and McCutchen for left and center and apparently Tabata, Mclouth and Jones will be working right.

Pitching: I am lost when it comes to pitching. I do know that compared to some previous years it has been some of the best we have had in pittsburgh since the early '90s. I like James McDonald and of course Joel Hanrahan. In that extra innings game this year that lasted just short of forever the pitching was excellent. I know some upgrade could be made but if they stay on track like they did the first half of last year then I see good things.


Here are a few players I would like Pittsburgh to take a look at picking up that i have not mentioned earlier.

Prince Fielder, will never happen. He is a Brewer and will cost too much.
Jason Kubel, OF decent average, still under 30.
Casey Kotchman 1b. had a great year last year but seems to go up and down. still young.
Wilson Betemit, 3b. Still under 30 puts up some better than average numbers when healthy.
Edwin Jackson, SP. still young and has done well maybe high priced

This is just my take. Talking some of these players to get to come to a loosing team would not be easy.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Updates on things and stuff

New things.

Fiverr

I found a good web site to make a few dollars. Fiverr.com is a site where you can list your talents for sale for $5 ( of which you receive $4 ). My initial experience with it is positive. If you got a talent you may want to check it out.

Giveme5bucks
I got a site to promote my Fiverr micro jobs.

After Effects
I bit the bullet and decided to learn how to use Adobe After Effects. I was surprised how easy it is to use for basic tasks. I'm also very impressed what some people do with it. Hopefully someday I am as good as some of them. Some of the projects I have done are for sale on Fiverr.

YouTube Channel
I started posting videos to YouTube a while back mostly videos from some of the games I have been playing.

SW:TOR
Awesome, check my YouTube channel for some early looks at next years game of the year.

Facebook
Piss off. You're almost as bad as Google. Sorry Google you have become a monster, but because of the circumstances I have to use you two. I am considering a Facebook like and G+ 1 push just to see what happens and to see if I can get a thousand before the end of the year.

Castleville on Facebook.
you are and evil evil app and must be purged.

Boss on Starz
I just love this show and not because of the random sex shots. Check it out.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Beavis and Butthead has returned!

It is about time Beavis and Butthead have come back. Check out the first episode of the new season on MTV.com.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Another day another penny. Quick Domain Parking reviews, Godaddy, Google and Sedo

So I tried 3 different domain parking solutions in the past 6 months or so, GoDaddy, Google and Sedo.  Here is a quick run down of their pros and cons from my personal experience

Domain Parking Pros
GoDaddy: Good PPC rates. I got three bucks on one click!
Google: Okay Traffic, decent payout.  usually got 10-50cents a click
Sedo: Great Traffic

Domain Parking Cons
GoDaddy: Low Traffic. You pay by the month to use it
Google: Subject to AdSense rules and Policies
Sedo: Low pay per click.

GoDaddy would be great if you have a domain with high traffic that you know you can get 10 clicks a month.  Any other domain that gets clicks would just be bonus.

Google is okay but they have been really cracking down what they think maybe Violations.  Very easy to get banned near impossible to get reinstated.

Sedo I'm getting 10times the amount of traffic with Sedo than any other.  Also lots more clicks.  However I am only getting around 3-5cents per click.


Just a quick overview.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New Script: domain worth.

I really need to do one project at a time...

I got side tracked and wrote a script to calculate a value of a domain name.  I just need to add some more TLDs to it and i think it'll be ready.


I think i'll put it on domainshopping.info or sitestats.info before the weekend.

having some pretty good luck with some PTC providers, i'll be posting more on this in coming weeks.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

.Com milestone and flopped goals

Big internet milestone coming up soon!  Unless something drastic happens there will be 100 Million .com domains registered this year.  That is a lot by the way.  After other registrars became available and we where not stuck with just Network Solutions (Verisign) to register domains with, things went crazy.

Find out more at Registrar Stats

I got a few of my goals done over the weekend, even recorded the videos but after watching them I decided to not post them.  After looking at them they just didn't fit the bill.  It is pretty easy to figure out anyway, the only tricky part is setting up your name servers if you never done it before.

After re-reading my new book I decided it needs more, especially after some new tricks I have learned.  So I started writing more for it on Monday.  I plan on expanding each beginning section and adding more SEO stuff.  I have not come up with a price for it yet but I am guessing either 20 or 30 through click bank depending on how much info ends up going into it.  Also considering adding a couple videos as well.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Goals for the weekend...

This is more of a personal list of my IM goals for the weekend but I think maybe if I publish them on the web I may actually get some of them done.

Zero to Income Book - Finish it, it is nearly done anyway just need to proof and add a cover.

Redo eBay auctions - Figure out a way to continue to list my digital items for free. Think I got it figured out


Sedo Auctions - Learn how to post Sedo auctions and put up a test one. Turns out you don't put your domains into auction, when someone makes an offer they get put into the auction.


Create videos on registering domains through GoDaddy and NameCheap for createcomputers.com - It has been a while since I've done much with the site.


Go through the Google Sniper 2 course again - I was really surprised.  This guy has it going on.  If you're looking at getting into Affiliate marketing this is a great course It is a steal at the price they are offering it for. Yeah this book is amazing if you check "create computers" you will see one of my sites first in the list on Google minus the ads of course WELL WORTH THE THE MONEY!!!

Add some craigslist entries for a few of my sites.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Domain Shopping updates

Decided not to post a sale price for my domains.  I think I am just going to point them to SEDO some how.  Currently working on the sedo optimizing, there are more options there than I thought.

I added a search function to the  expired domains though I limited it to 200 results.  I think the auto updating is working but tonight will be the real test to be sure.

I had an AdBrite ad in there but apparently their DNS isn't very quick and it didn't come up for them so they rejected it.  Figure I will give it another try tomorrow.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Project: DomainShopping.info and other randomness...

Domain Shopping started out as a site that was just going to list my domains with a price to sell them but now it has morphed into a site that not only shows my domains, but a list of domains that expired or will expire on that day.  Along with a quick way to get the Alexa Page Rank.  This all happened because of another project I had started working on... and got side tracked.. ( image that ).  It is nearly finished with 3 parts left to go.

The first thing I need to finish is the auto updating code.  As of right now I need to manually update the database.  This should be done tonight or tomorrow. *DONE* just waiting to confirm tomorrow when it should update

The Second thing that needs finished is that I need to add an asking price to my domains, this should be done with in a day or so after the auto update code.

The last thing is the contact form,  I have not figured out if I am going to write my own or use a pre-made yet. *DONE*

All in all the site is currently usable and has a list of domains that expired today (10/10/2011) available.

I'm loving my Galaxy S2 still.  I found out Blogger has an Android App.  It looks capable enough but i'm still not great with the keyboard yet.

eBay is continuing to love me.. had one of my auctions canceled today... either they changed their digital product policy recently or I completely missed it.  No worries though, I'll give it a try again after I have reviewed the rules again.

Speaking of eBay auctions, I currently have a domain for sale there.  It is a 4 letter .info, click here to view it

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

rolling along...

Dead tired today, sick in the middle of the night so not much sleep....

I did manage to make my first Android App today.  Just a simple "Hello World", I think my first project will be a RSS reader.  "should" be fairly simple to make and most of the ones on the Market place I tried don't suit me.  I will hopefully start working on this in the next day or three. 

Also working on a PHP Script to check websites for their Google PR and Alexa ranking. Got the basic functions done today.  I'm not sure if I'll make it public only because I really don't want to support it.  Google or Alexa make a change and boom its borked.

Just little updates today, in the semi-near future I will post some domains and sites I am looking to get rid of.  Expect this in the next couple months.  I have around 140 domains most of which are just parked.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

You people suck...

Okay maybe not you in particular just in general.

I'm just pissed off today about the left and right wing bull shit. So I am just going to rant for a few...

So I didn't vote for President Obama... oh hell.. I am a fucking racist... fuck you... you didn't vote for Palin you fucking sexiest.  You pricks.. it is not about color or sex... well for most of us normal thinking people.  There is no difference.

I watch Fox "News" so I must be an right wing lying bigot.  Shut up you hypocrite and get off of MSNBC.  If you watch either of those channels expecting the truth you are an idiot.

So I didn't want the health care bill passed, I must hate poor people.  Fuck you, out of all the people I know that do not have health insurance I need it the most.  Reason?  I don't believe that the state should make you pay my bills especially with the budget and debt the way it is.

*sigh* just really pisses me off.  I just wish these extremists would shut the hell up.

Okay done with that. (for now)

In other news new eBook draft is finished but I am distracted by Star Trek Online and my new Samsung Galaxy S2 to get it proofed and published..  If you are thinking about a new Smart phone the Galaxy S2 is pretty amazing.  I haven't figured out NFC in it really but all the other options are pretty good.  I got mine setup like an old gameboy now playing old NES carts but I guess you can even do PSX games on it.

I did see somewhere that the battery life isn't the greatest.  That is partially correct.  If you run around with Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi, NFC with a bright background half a dozen apps running in the background and a live wallpaper filled with widget homescreens.. yeah it doesn't last a long time even with the screen off.  You can easily drain 50% of your battery in a few hours with a bunch of crap running.  Turn off GPS, Bluetooth and wifi if you know you are not going to use it.  Don't use a live background, especially those that update over the internet, don't run a couple dozen widgets, close programs when finished (remember hitting home doesn't close the programs) and use a darker background and you can really extend your battery life.


The S2 is android and runs most of the apps that where lacking (for free) on the iPhone.  SSH client, RDP and many others.  Not only that it looks to be pretty easy to develop with.  After I get some other stuff done I am going to work with the JDK/SDK and see what I can come up with.  Since it is a Linux base system and running java "I think" I can figure it out.

Oh yeah and Star Trek Online again because well... I love Star Trek.  BTW it is going Free to Play soon, if you thought you might be interested in it before it will be a good time to give it a try!  At least until The Old Republic comes out

Anyway back to play with my phone

Monday, October 3, 2011

Delays

New book delayed.  Not because anything is wrong but because I got distracted by my new phone. I got one of those Samsung Galaxy S2's and it is amazing.  The dual core cpu, excellent graphics chip and a good amount of ram on the Android OS go a long way.

It has some handy apps in the market place. ConnectBot for my SSH aps, Remote desktop that work with Virtual Box, ClickBank, ebay apps Blogger and Wordpress. Really has a lot of good free apps for what i've been doing lately.  I did get distracted by Nesoid, the NES emulator and played final fantasy for a few hours though.

I'm not sure I like how it handles email though.  I set it up with multiple accounts and not sure I like the interface, maybe cause its just different from the iPhone or maybe cause its loading different email apps every time.  I'll have to figure it out.

Any way, New book is close to done.  Mainly working on formatting, un-formatted its around 17 pages so formatted it'll be around 30ish if not more.  I still have to add supporting documents and links to it as well.  Hopefully i'll have it up and for sale by the end of this week.  On ClickBank next week.  Be braking even on it the week after.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

eBay violation

So received an email today from eBay about one of my domains violating one of their trade marks.  Specifically PayPal.  I was pissed at first but then realized its my own fault and they're right I was trying to profit from their domain, though i didn't mean to violate their trade mark.

Here is a copy of the email I received

from    ip@ebayenforcement.com
reply-to    ip@ebayenforcement.com
to    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
date    Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 6:00 PM
subject    Domain Name Registration - paypalprofitsiege.info [Case #71748]
mailed-by    ebayenforcement.com
    
It has recently come to our attention that you have registered the domain name paypalprofitsiege.info which mimics or contains the PAYPAL trademark.  As you must know, PayPal, Inc. (“PayPal”), an eBay company, is the leading provider of online payment services.  PayPal has extensively used and promoted the name and trademark PAYPAL since 1999 and registered it as a trademark in numerous jurisdictions around the globe, including the United States.  PAYPAL is now one of the most famous brands around the world and enjoys broad trademark rights.

We are concerned that your use of paypalprofitsiege.info infringes and/or dilutes the distinctive PayPal trademark or constitutes cybersquatting, in violation of PayPal’s legal rights.  Infringement occurs when someone, without authorization, uses a trademark that is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark owned by someone else.  Trademark infringement occurs when this unauthorized use confuses consumers to falsely believe that the two parties are related to one-another, or that the true trademark owner is either endorsing or sponsoring the activities of the infringer.   Trademark dilution occurs when the unauthorized use is likely to lessen the distinctiveness of the true trademark owner’s famous trademark. PayPal diligently protects its famous brand through court proceedings and complaints filed with World Intellectual Property Organization’s arbitration panel.   Use of a trademark or domain name that mimics PAYPAL, or which is confusingly similar to it (e.g., a mark that uses a generic term with the distinctive PAL element of PAYPAL for services related to PayPal’s services, such as CASHPAL, MONEYPAL, PAYMENTPAL) violate PayPal’s well-established trademark rights and will not be tolerated by PayPal.

Various countries around the world, including the United States, have enacted laws which protect brand owners against acts of cybersquatting.  In the US, the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act provides for serious penalties (up to $100,000 ) against persons who use, sell, or offer for sale a domain name that infringes or dilutes another's trademark.  Infringers who have been notified that their use is infringing, but do not cease, may also be considered “willful” and could be subject to additional money damages and liability for attorney’s fees. Having received this email, you are on such notice.

While PayPal respects your right of expression and your desire to conduct business on the World Wide Web, PayPal must enforce its own rights in order to protect its valuable and famous name. We appreciate that you may have registered paypalprofitsiege.info without full knowledge of the law in this area. Nonetheless, under the circumstances, we must insist that you stop using the domain name, not sell, transfer, or offer to sell the domain name to any other person, and simply let the domain name registration expire. You also must not register any other domain names that infringe the PayPal or eBay trademarks.

Just to be clear, PayPal does not desire to interfere with any legitimate business you may be conducting. We are simply asking that you offer those legitimate services under a name, mark and domain name that is not likely to confuse consumers to believe that your company on one hand and PayPal on the other hand are related and/or affiliated.

Please reply to this email and confirm that you will comply as requested. If we do not receive this confirming email, we will have no choice but to escalate this further and take whatever action that may be required to protect PayPal's trademark rights.

Sincerely,

Edith
eBay Legal Department

And here is my response, I'm sure they'll get a kick out of it.

It was not my intention to violate PayPal trademark in anyway.  I understand your concern about profiting from a domain which contains a PayPal trademark because of this I have removed my site from the domain and forwarded it to a domain that is not. (paypalsucks.com).

Should you believe the forwarded site is in violation please contact them to resolve the issue.

If eBay/PayPal would like control of the domain paypalprofitsiege.info I am willing to turn the domain over to eBay/PayPal at the cost of $2.15 U.S. plus registrar transfer fees if needed.

If eBay/PayPal would like further action taken please send me written documentation via the U.S. Postal Service.  I would assume that you already have my mailing address.

If no further action is taken the domain will expire 9/19/2012 and will not be renewed by me.
Thank you for making me aware of the situation.

Have a good day,
Joe

I have nothing against eBay or PayPal, I actually kind like them for the most part.  I really don't care about the domain much I mainly used it for testing things. But if they're going to take the time to go after minor issues like this we might as well have some fun with it.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S2

So I have been waiting for this phone for what seems like ever.  AT&T had a release date of the 18th and that has come and passed with no Galaxy S2 in my hands.

Rumor is that the Samsung Galaxy S2 may finally be available in my area at the beginning of October.  Don't hold me to it but it sounds like it is reasonable.

Even with as much as I am not happy with Google right now... the phone is Saaawwweeet.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Project(s): Parked domains and Afilliate sales. AdSense Ban Hammer

I had one hell of a time with Google AdSense.  I got banned for a "Risk of Invalid Activity" I found it blocked it and stopped it and my appeal was rejected, it also appears that the "risk" was really small.  Of course I expected that.  So there goes my 2 bucks a day profit.  Whatever I understand that keeping the integrity of their clicks is important but they are really overly aggressive.

Now here I am.  around 100 domains parked with Google AdSense and no profit at all.  Granted I was getting maybe 10 impressions a day and maybe a click a week... still...    I looked for other parking services.  GoDaddy, NameDrive and Sedo

GoDaddy is pretty nice and easy to setup if you use GoDaddy to register, but Google won't index them and traffic is hard to get if you follow the rules.  I tried with about 10 domains for a month and didn't even make the money back.  NameDrive looks good for all the reviews I've seen, decent traffic for the first month or so then a large drop off after.  Sounds good but I want something steady so I went with Sedo.  Setup was easy, as expected.  Just tell them what domains and then change your name servers with your registrar.  Also each domain fits in to a category, they auto detect it for ease but for me most where way off.  So I had to change about 70 or so manually.  First day I am already getting a bit of traffic.  I will try to remember to post more about this in a week or so.

Many of the domains I got to promote click bank affiliate products or just because it thought they where funny.  I am still trying to figure out the best way to do it but since I am already banned my AdSense my options are more open now though I know one thing, no one likes spam, including me.

I'm looking for a domain database program.  I got so many now in use or parked that its hard to keep track and spread sheets just are not cutting it.  I'm starting a php/mysql script to keep track, working on it a few minutes a day but would rather find a pre-made one.  If anyone has a suggestion let me know, free is preferred but would look at some cheap ones as well.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Project: Shutthefuckupyoustupidcunt.com and Adult Websites Made Easy.

I saw it was available and just could not resist.  Even better GoDaddy had a coupon available and I was able to get it for $1.18.   I could not think of a better way to spend a $1.18 at that given moment.

Right now it just a picture of the angry baby and a few lines of text.  Though every time I type it I think of Jim Jefferies.  If you don't know who he is go check him out, he is pretty funny.

I have no real plans for the domain other than letting it sit there and giggle about it once in a while.

Shut the Fuck up you Stupid Cunt.com

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Projects: EHostIt.Net, EHostIt.Biz and Needsomework.com

3 New projects for the list today.

EHostIt.Net was made back when myspace was still the thing to do a few years ago. It was a place where people could upload images and it generated code for people to use the images in their profiles and comments. It still does this but I don't know if it works still or not. It also had a Style sheet generator that would change your my space profile colors and such. It worked great and got lots of traffic back then.

Now days it is rarely used and it is mainly only still here because I like the domain name. You can still upload images to it and use them for other purposes though but no one really does.

It has an Alexa Ranking of around 24million and some back links, it used to be PR 5 a few years ago now it is 0, I am not surprised but it is a bummer.

EHostIt.Biz
, This is my domain flipping e-book. It goes over the basics of buying and selling domain names. Where to buy, how to buy, what to buy and where to sell. Gives a really good intro to the business. most places have this for $17 or more, I sell it for $9.99. with your first flip you should get more than your money back.


Needsomework.com This site will be similar to cashonesolutions.com. Only in a word press blog. Basically it will be the back up site for it in case i do decided to sell cashone.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Project: USElections.us News Site and Healthycookbook.info

New website went live today. US Elections.us

I like to try to keep up on the goings of on in the political arena so it has some interest to me.  Oh there was a sale on .us domain names so I was able to pick it up for cheap so I went with it.

This site is just a simple word press auto-blogger grabbing snippets from RSS feeds and creating direct links to the full story.  I thought briefly about doing rewrites on them but the cost of a mistake could be high.

News Feeds currently include Fox News, MSNBC and Yahoo.  I figured I'd get both sides of idiots in there and the yahoos as well :-)  If you know of another good election site I can load in give a yell i'll take a look at it.

It is monetized by AdBrite, they don't seem to have a high pay out but do pay you for unique impressions.  They are also much easier to deal with than AdSense, so far at least.

Another new website went live a couple days ago, HealthyCookBook.info

This site is a blog site using a modified wordpress setup to have an Amazon shopping cart built in.  It has lots of cool stuff in it.  Monetized by Amazon, Clickbank and AdSense.

I'm hoping to have a couple more new sites up and running tomorrow

Friday, September 23, 2011

Project: CashOneSolutions.com Work from home

Cash One Solutions, I orginally got this domain because I had planned to resell it to one of them payday loan services. They offered me five grand for it. While we where working out a deal laws changed and their plans got put on hold years later I still have it.

Rather than let this premium name expire I decided recently to put something on it. I threw some work from home info up, a couple ads and some click bank products that are useful and fairly related. I also did an AdWords campaign that was really successful.

In the first two weeks I made $50 AdSense alone. I slowed my advertising down after that but still pull in about 10-15 this week from a site that went live just 23 days ago. It is a far cry from the $5,000ish I was going to sell for but it is a great start.

The site has gotten over 1,300 visits according to Google Analytics and has an Alexa ranking around the top 18 million

Because of it's success I have a couple similar sits in mind.

Cash One Solutions

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Project: Startrekvids.com and Sillypussys.com

These two sites are pretty new, couple weeks old. They are pretty much the same as naboo.org except the video content is Star Trek related or Cat and Kitty related.

Both of these together get about half the traffic naboo.org gets. Sillypussys.com currenly has an Alexa Rank around 23million while StarTrekVids.com Alexa ranking is, well nothing yet.

These sites have around 7,500 and 3300 pages indexed in Google. The pages are not monetized at all as I was having some problems with AdSense and never got around to putting it back on. Though I am thinking about going with AdBrite for PPC ads and Amazon on startrekvids.com. I really don't care though, they're more for fun. If I get around to it, i do if not.. oh well.

Star Trek Vids

Silly Pussys

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Project: Naboo.org - Star Wars videos

This is my largest website, over 200,000 pages over 8,000 indexed by Google.

The wonderful thing about this site is that it is a set and forget site, almost. Every so often, every day or two I run a script to update the videos. After that I just have to load the main page to verify no odd content got added.

It comes up on the second page of Google results for the keyword "Naboo" and has been climbing the past 6 months.

The Alexa rank has been slowly going up as well. At this time its around 12 million.

It has no real back links other than a few of my other pages and received over 1,400 Visits in the past month according to Google Analytics.

I have thought about selling the domain and site many times, though what people are willing to pay do not off set my personal like of the site.

Naboo Your source for Star Wars related videos

Projects

Well I decided the web and programming projects are too small and far in between. And don't get me started on doing freelance system administration. People hire you to do something they don't know anything about say something isn't right because they don't know anything about it. Listen folks you are not paying me to teach you how to do it.. just to do it.

anyway, right now my big projects are domain speculating web affiliate projects. With PPC (AdSense and AdBrite) ads mixed in. My plan is to find okay domains, develop them at least a little even if it is just a landing page and then resell them after a few months and repeat.

I started out small with 20ish domains some that I have already had and now I am at over 100. by the end of the year I would like to have over 1000 but I doubt that will happen.

Every day I'm going to try to post a quick note about a domain or three I'm working on here in separate posts. Some of the ones I've set up are semi useful, but the vast majority of the ones I currently have are parked.

TIP:
One big lesson I learned is that NEW parked domains are worthless. Do not ever park a brand new domain anywhere if you plan on making money on it.

I also plan on updating my progress with this blog giving people an idea on how I'm doing it and if I've found it worth it.

I'll be back soon with a couple domains i have rolling now.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Site moved to blogger

While I loved working with my own custom CMS that I called INSite, it is really dated and I just don't have the patience to update it. Blogger is more than enough for what I want to do with my own personal site.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Thinking about moving my site to blogger

While I love the one I wrote, this is just easier and I don't have to maintain the code. It'll just be much easier that way I think. I may actually update more often than once a year as well! Not like any of you really care it is mainly for me anyway. Final decision later in the day I think. Right now I have to poop!