Thursday, October 30, 2008

Rise to the Challenge

Over many years of working in various oragnisations and businesses I have learned to rise to the challenges presented. This helps your personal and company growth. There is always a solution to any business (or life) problem if you are willing to press the envelope of ordinary thought.

Working outside of your comfort zone, invariably helps you to pick up new skills.

Keep well.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Qassia - Give this a try

Qassia is an information content engine. By submitting information (called intells) or grading others intelligence you make Q$ which give you a higher profile on the Qassia search engine. This works well and you can also put in your Adsense ID to monetize the site.

To Check Out Qassia: Click Here

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Train - The way to Travel

As I write this I am travelling from Edinburgh to Newcastle. It is comfortable, quick and there is free WiFi on the train. This gives you a way to get some work done en route. The other advantage is that you can turn up at the station 5 minutes before departure. It beats driving and flying.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New iPhone

I have just purchased a new Version 2 iPhone. It is a fantastic piece of kit. The design is superb and the user interface is the best in the business. I love the Google Maps function, very cool. Talking about cool, I am finding the NE of the UK to be a bit colder than I anticipated.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Importance of Mentoring

When I was a young man, wet behind the ears, and a mere stripling in the ways of business, I was taken under the wing of a senior manager who became my mentor. He was a very successful businessman and he saw in me, someone who was willing to learn and put in the required work to succeed.

This relationship was a turning point in my life, and I am still reaping the benefits 20 years later. Mike taught me a lot, showed me the pitfalls and the secrets of business success. I am so thankful for his tutelage.

In the principle of passing it forward I have mentored 4 or 5 promising young people, and this has been a great satisfaction to me. I have also encouraged them to consider mentoring others in their own organizations.

If you are new to the Internet, you might want to search out a mentor to help you, it is a powerful way to learn and grow, and then pass it forward yourself at the appropriate time.


First published on QASSIA

Friday, October 3, 2008

Hints on Building a Successful Downline

If you want to succeed on the Internet with your sales, it is crucial to build a downline. A downline is composed of members who have joined up under you in a program and that you have referred. Typically you earn a proportion of the earnings of your downline members.

Here are some hints to help you build a large downline

I will use StartXchange as an example:

To view my referral page at StartXchange Click Here

1. Advertise your referral URL widely in as many programs as you can (If you joined StartXchange from my link above it will look like this - where yourname is your username).

2. Use a splash page. A splash page is a quick loading page that directs people to your main advertising page. This is important as when people are surfing you need a fast loading page that will draw attention - all within 10 seconds.

3. Brand your splash page with your photo. When you click my link above a splash page appears with my photo as a floating object.

4. Be persistent, it takes time to build a downline. However many programs allow you to buy downline members which is useful if you have the money, and want to kickstart your success. The best program to buy referrals in from my experience are:


Happy building