Chat Protocol

It’s a social world out there in Traffic Exchange land, and we just as well get used to it.  But there are some basic rules of courtesy that can make it more pleasant for all the participants.

1:  Seven smilies does not constitute conversation or ‘chat’.  I know you have to be really clever to post smilies in the chat bar, but try to have a conversation.  Please.

2:  Try to make it as near normal conversation as you can.  If you try to dominate the chat, the participants can just go back to surfing until you run out of steam.  Really.  Nobody is particularly interested in your fascination with and arcane knowledge of gum tin foil ball construction.  Really.

3:  Chat isn’t the place to sell.  Save your links and great deals for another format.  Chat IS the place to make friends and acquaintances some of which might someday wish to join you in your venture…if you are a friend FIRST.  Many chats don’t allow links, and most chat participants really don’t want that.  They are looking at Ads for the same thing, for crying out loud…

4:  Polite and courteous works wonders in chat.  Don’t slam any groups, countries, religions, or races.  All are represented in this industry.

5:  I don’t care how much scotch you drank tonight, I really don’t.  Save it for your bar buddies.

6:  It is “The World Wide Web”.  People all around the earth use it at all times of the day and night.  Don’t assume that lunchtime where you are is lunchtime for anybody else.  The relationship to ‘time’ is non existent here.

7:  The language your mother taught you works just fine in Chat.  Foul words and nasty comments are offensive to someone, every time.  EVERY time.  Every SINGLE time.

So.  There is my chat bellyache for the week.  I really enjoy the chat feature most of the time.  I have met some people in chat that I am really fond of, and care about.  If a basic anti social person like me does, I presume many others have.  That’s a good thing.  It can be a great thing, so long as everybody follows basic fundamentals.

Confessions and Recessions of an Internet Marketer Wannabee

As I ski out of control down the slippery slope marked “Internet Marketers Only”

How did I get here?  No, HOW DID I GET HERE???  A just a regular guy like me, trying to get by with the bare minimum of effort and work.  What could possibly put me here, now?

An overnight success, that’s what I am.  Long as you know that it’s about a 2 year night to get over…

I spent some time wondering why nobody had REALLY put out anything to help the poor saps like me that are falling all over themselves trying to make a living on line.  Lots of offers of help, but not much real help…Lots and lots and lots of expensive ‘help’ but no results…at least in my case.

Wonder of wonders.  After a couple of years of trying and not even remotely succeeding, the light bulb came on.  I’m not sure yet if it’s a 12 volt led or a halogen spot light, but I am, finally, making progress.  Be it ever so humble…

Which brings me here, to this website and this minute.  I plan to, no I PROMISE to ‘tell it like it is’.  Nobody else that I can find is at all ready to do that task.  I have found some stuff that works, and some that clearly doesn’t.  I will tell stories and name names.  I don’t know what will and won’t work for you, but I do know what has and hasn’t for me.

Which brings me to this:  If you are on line at all, you know that Jon Olsen has re written his old classic, now cleverly called “Pizza Plan 2”.  It’s about budgeting your time and money to make some money on line, and it’s the straight stuff. I got a ton out of the original and the newer, updated version is free and ready!  I recommend it most highly.

Know now that when you click on the link there will be three ‘upsells’ that he will try to sell you when you are getting the free book.  You just have to wait to the end to get the book free, it’s way worth it.  The OTOs (one time offers) aren’t bad, either.  If you’ve got some money laying around, there would be worse places to leave it…Just right click on the link and pick ‘save link as’ to download it to your computer.  It’s in PDF so that ANYBODY can read it…

Which leads me to close this week with one of my very favorite bellyaches.  What’s up with all these ‘OTO’s when you haven’t even laid eyes on the website or product?  Really? You think I might want to part with $150 on a guess?  Really?  Probably not so much for me…

Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for reading this.  Please feel free to leave a comment, (it’d make me feel so good:)  I hope you book mark this site and come back often.  I plan to put up new stuff every week…