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ThomasBelknap

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  1. HTTP is just a communication channel. HTTPS means the communication is encrypted so if someone is listening in they won't be able to get at the data being shared between your computer and the website. It doesn't secure the website itself. Mike is saying HTTPS won't help with DDOS attacks or sql injections or insert other common hacking techniques...
  2. There was this video of a 71 year old driving a boat and he ended up running over a smaller fishing boat. It was pretty bad, but luckily no one was hurt. The relative of the 71 year old told police he was on his phone while driving the boat. The cops asked the old dude whether that was true and he told the cops that was "Fake News". haha Fake News is the gift that keeps on giving. I just watched the video and she is a little whacky with the Trump references. Fake news, fake dossier?
  3. Warrior Plus won't do anything. I reported a spammer to them who would move me from list to list even after I opted-out. Nothing.
  4. He stopped perpetrating fraud by cropping out the dates completely. Nothing to see here people. Move along.
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    Changes to YouTube Partner Program

    Not to continue the thread derailment, well, yeah I guess I will. lol Mike, have you seen some of the accusations Damore had against Google? It is pretty crazy stuff and goes far beyond insuring a non-discriminatory atmosphere. Stuff like people identifying as a Dragon and you must address them as such. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/455288/james-damores-lawsuit-googles-ignorant-intolerance I think all of Silicone Valley is crazy. Tim Ferris mentioned he moved to Texas because of a McCarthysm attitude within the whole industry. http://www.businessinsider.com/tim-ferriss-reasons-for-moving-from-silicon-valley-2017-11
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    Is All The Buzz About Facebook Ads Just BS?

    I've only played around with Facebook but the audience tends to be different in that they are not actively looking to purchase a product like you would see when using Adwords. One time, I was sending traffic to a page that had some free software downloads. I would get their emails through registration of the software. Even when I stopped sending people it was growing organically through the likes. That was years ago and I still get people trying to download that software.
  7. I agree John. I have one product that I consider my main focus. I would like to funnel most customers to that. It's easier to push people to that product when all the products are on the same website. Thomas
  8. Hey Mike, I remember BigMike's software site. I even purchased some of his programs, from that site, which made me think about doing the same. I believe I ended up buying more than originally planned. haha Thomas
  9. I was hoping to hear from you BigMike. I am getting to that point where the products are piling up which got me thinking of putting them all on one site. They all serve the same market so it makes sense. My main focus was on affiliates getting credit for cross promotions but then I came to realize that conversions may increase if they see the whole catalog. And I can stop buying domains. haha Thanks! Thomas
  10. Hey gang, I thought I would ask for some input since I am rolling out with many different products lines. I guess they all would be considered productivity software tools. As of right now, I have a website for each product line. Anyway, I have one main site where I host my support forum. I was also centralizing my affiliate program on that site. That means, all sales will go through that main site. I was planning on setting up a corporate webpage showing all product lines on the main site but then link to the separate sites for more information. Then I got thinking maybe I should just keep everything on the main site. If a affiliate sends traffic for one product then the prospect may find something else interesting if I had everything on that one site. As you can see, I am overthinking this setup now. I tend to do that when I work long hours. haha Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! Thomas
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    2017 - What Will You Do Different?

    No kidding. I don't know where the time went. Good news is I am almost caught up on work. That would be the first time in roughly 5 or so years. haha It looks like I have a ton of products ready to sell. I was kind of surprised when I decided to look at all of my assets. A lot of chit, man. lol Now to get websites up and look at how I can combine them into sales funnels. Thomas
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    Camtasia?

    Isn't that how that strange guy Peewdee something got started? I know he is making millions now.
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    Camtasia?

    Mike, I still use Camtasia quite a bit for creating software training videos. I'm not trying to put together a Hollywood movie when doing them, but love how easy it is to edit out the "ums" or the "oh shit, that wasn't suppose to happen" portions of the training. haha I tend to talk slower on video with longer pauses which allows me to cut them out when finished. I'm working with a version 8. I don't really see the need to upgrade at this point with what I am using it for. Thomas
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    Why do people fail?

    That is a tough question David. From my perspective, you don't fail until you give up. Throughout the process you continue to develop new skills. The combination of those skills will, in my opinion, lead to success. That could take a year or a decade depending on where you started. If someone stops after their first set back, they more than likely never stack the necessary skill sets to become successful in what they were attempting to do. For instance, my art background has helped me a lot in my software development. Not just from a branding standpoint but also when developing my user interfaces. Then we get into the marketing skills you learn from selling your own stuff. I am not the best artist, not even close to being the best software developer or best marketer, but I am pretty decent at all of them which makes for a pretty interesting combination for making money. It's taken me a long time to develop many of those skills and continue working towards getting better.
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    2017 - What Will You Do Different?

    Hello All-Stars! Great topic. I am winding down my automation software (Smartflo) that I have been working on for 4 or 5 years. Honestly, I lost count on how long I have worked on this devil spawn of a program. haha I am hoping to have this baby up for sale in the next couple of months. I updated my Software Builder to include some of the automation found in Smartflo. I have a Premium PLR series I want to finish this year. Besides that, I will continue adding services to Smartflo and the Software Builder. I will have to look at hiring a full time programmer. I don't really want to manage anyone but it looks like it will have to happen. I recommend people getting their cashflow set straight before working on a large project. I had a heck of a time funding this automation project and had to stop development to create some cashflow so I could then continue working on it. It was one of the reasons it took so long. On a personal note: I want to purchase a house for my parents. They want to head up north and be closer to the lakes and they are kinda stuck in their current house. I was working out steadly for some time. Roughly 3 to 4 times a week. I upped that to 5 to 6 times a week. Getting old is tough. haha I probably won't get to it this year, but I want to start setting up a non-profit for dogs. I would like to create something self sustaining that will outlast me. I know a lot of the non-profits need money and I would like to concentrate on generating money to allocate to them. I also think they need help in marketing the dogs they save in order to find homes. I've been working a ton and cut down my forum time quite a bit. I still find this forum to be one I enjoy coming back too. A lot of knowledge being shared just for the sake of helping. Thomas
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