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WordAds vs Adsense – How to Maximise Revenue from Your Blog?

wordads vs adsense

Wordads by Automattic (the creators of WordPress) is an advertising system like Google Adsense to monetise your blog or website. If you’re confused about the two and wondering which one to use for your website, get this right:

  1. You CANNOT run WordAds on a non WordPress.com website! Not even on self hosted WordPress websites.
  2. You CANNOT run Google Adsense on a WordPress.com hosted website – whether it’s free, premium or business.

So may I request everyone who does not have a WordPress.com hosted site to stop worrying about Wordads and focus on getting more traffic and optimising Adsense ads please? If you have a non-wordpress.com hosted website, you have 10 seconds to close this page and stop worrying about all this Wordads hype.

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Okay and now for the 0.01% of you left, who have a wordpress.com hosted blog/website, please note the following:

  1. Even if you have a wordpress.com hosted blog, you can’t run Wordads on the classic yourblog.wordpress.com type URL.
  2. Your blog must be upgraded to one of the three plans to qualify for WordAds.
  3. You do not auto-qualify to run WordAds. Your website must have a certain minimum traffic threshold.
  4. You need to have a certain level of user engagement, no thin content, no auto-generated traffic!
  5. You need to apply and wait for them to approve you for Wordads.

Now, for the 0.01% of the 0.01%  that tick all the points above: you can apply for Wordads here. Many news sites and reputable blogs have claimed that with Wordads you can make more money than Google Adsense but to be honest I don’t believe that. An honest comparision can’t be made between Google Adsense and Automattic WordAds because a lot depends on your Adsense ad placements and how good you are with it. With Wordads you don’t have control over where to display ads, they have their fixed pre-decided areas where they’ll place ads (mostly flash based good quality ads).

This is also a wordpress.com hosted website and I’ve applied for Wordads today. Since there is no mention of the minimum traffic requirements, I’m not sure if cafearjun.com will qualify. If it does, I’ll update this post with the kind of earnings you can expect with WordAds.

Until then, keep well.

Update – 6 hours after applying for WordAds – Got Approved! 🙂

Awesomeness happened and I got an email saying that cafearjun.com has been approved for WordAds! I’ll share some stats on the traffic on this blog to give you an idea of what you are looking at in terms of traffic.

Traffic in the Last few Days

Wordpress.com site Traffic in the last few days

Traffic in the Last few Months

Wordpress.com site Traffic in the last few months

Traffic History (This blog used to be a superhit a few years ago)

Historic Traffic

How Much Can You Expect to Earn From WordAds?

I’ve been reading about this on the web for sometime now and it seems you can forget about making any decent money unless your users come primarily from the US or Europe.

  • Mark Madrona report from the Filipino Tribe reports his earnings to $104 from apprx 75000 impressions. That is a CPM of 0.13 USD or 1/10th of a cent per impression. His audience is primarily from the Philippines. And if you’re a blogger, you’ll know how hard it is to generate 75000 impressions. I see of lot of other ads on Mark’s site now, he’s probably moved to WordPress self hosted now. Would be interesting to know how he is doing now in terms of revenue.
  • Prannay Jha who writes mostly for an Indian audience on his blog Subtle Words has reported figures that would even disappoint Not for Profits. I love his writing style and probably because of the Indian target, he can’t rely on Blogging for a livelihood for sure.
  • Dennis who writes about technology and is a really positive guy reports in his post an earning of 133 USD for 67000 ad impressions. This is way better than Mark and Prannay’s earnings possibly because Dennis gets US traffic.

I get 70% US traffic and 20% Indian traffic, let me complete a month and I’ll update how much I earn 🙂 exciting times! Thank you WordAds!

Update 26th December 2015

Earnings are $4.55 for this month. That’ll just about buy me a Starbucks coffee.

Considering that in the period between 20th November and 20th December the blog got just under 7000 unique users, I don’t understand why the impressions are just 4427 – maybe because I run the ad only at the bottom of the page and not everyone scrolls right to the bottom of the post.

My earnings in terms of impressions vs dollars made are on the lines that other bloggers are making.

I’ll try changing the layout to something that allows ads at the start and end and see how that impacts the earnings.

Will keep you all  posted, see you next month.

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Make Serious Money From a Legitimate Online Business from Home

If you’re a “stay at home Mom” or someone really unhappy with your job (planning to quit and start something on your own), or maybe in a country where you don’t have a work-permit, or a retired person looking to start something online, or someone who’s bed-ridden and therefore looking to make good use of your time or a fresh graduate not sure about what to do career-wise, let me tell you this:

  • You Can Make Money Online from Home
  • You Can Build a Serious Legitimate Business Online With the Right Coaching. It is NOT ROCKET SCIENCE!
  • Without a Huge Start-Up Investment – under $500
  • Not 25 – 50 dollars a Month – You Can Make Much More Money Online! Amounts Much Greater Than What People Typically Make in 9-5 Jobs.
  • You Don’t Need to Lie  or Cheat Anyone to Make Money Online! Do It Legitimately and Legally.
  • You Don’t Need to Sell Stuff That You Don’t Like or Don’t Endorse
  • You CAN Be a Complete Newbie/Beginner/Layman And Still Make Money
  • You Can Make Money Without Completing Surveys and Without Watching Stupid Ad Videos and Without Reviewing Businesses You Don’t Know
  • You Will Need a Website – It’s Simple and I’ll Teach You It in 5 Easy Steps!
  • You Don’t Need to Gamble to Make Money Online – No Stocks, No Betting, No Online Casinos or Quick Rich Schemes – Just Genuine Hard-work Like Any Other Job.
  • You Don’t Need Technical Knowledge, You’ll Learn On The Job!
  • You WILL Need Savings to Help You Get By in The Initial Months
  • It’s Not A Job, You Will Build Your Own Home Business That Grows In Value With Each passing Month!
  • Your Online Business If Done Ethically Can Give You Earnings and Returns For Lifetime!

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Why read this article? Who Am I?

I’m Arjun, have run 800+ websites in parallel, made money from those using every possible strategy there is. I started in 2004 and it took me 3 years of learning to start making money online in 2007 and I’ve never looked back since. Of all these ventures, the most money I’ve made is in projects that don’t really need any technical know-how, don’t require any upfront investment and don’t require lying or cheating or conning anyone. These kind of online businesses are not only the most fun to run but also are the longest lasting. There are hundreds of people out there that will teach you a step-by-step method of making money. Yes they do work, but they come with an expiry date – think – if there’s a short cut technique for making money, sooner or later it will be exposed to way too many people for it to be effective anymore. Don’t go for that or you’ll never have a reliable online business ever.

In this Blog post, I will explain a way of creating an online property that will require you to put in hard-work, use your brains, and create a website that will help thousands but at the same time will never go out of fashion and will continue growing in value with each passing month. I will be very direct and strict and put numbers in place that you will need to follow – provided you do exactly as I say, you WILL build an online property (website) that will make you money and will be a superb asset in the long term.

An Online Business Can Be Built Only With Ethics

To Make Things Clear – First I’ll Answer Some Basic Questions

  1. Who is this system for? 
    • This system is for someone who is disciplined, has a decent IQ, believes in honesty and in the act of giving and has the capability to self-motivate. It is not easy sitting in a quiet room working toward a goal for months on end. People tend to give up, they can’t follow through, get demotivated or attracted to other schemes that promise more riches quicker. If you are one of those people, then don’t waste your time starting this activity because while I promise you that this will make you money, a lot of it and it is a stable business to be in, I can also tell you that it won’t be easy, will require hard work and it won’t happen overnight.
  2. How long before I start making money online? 
    • Your first dollars will start coming in, in 3-6 months, but it will take a minimum of 9 months to start making money that’ll justify you quitting your job. Some can start making a lot of money very quickly, whilst some can take slightly longer, but money you will make and you will ENJOY the process and the highs and lows that come with it.
  3. How much money can I make online?
    • In 2 years time your business will be worth 100,000 dollars plus and should be generating USD 5000 plus monthly in profit for you. I say this because with my technique, the average businesses I’ve seen have been valued at over USD 100,000 in 2 years’ time, hence this is a safe estimate figure to go by. After 9 months you can expect to be making enough money to sustain yourself comfortably. Just like any aspect of life, there will be some of you making a lot of money and some not so much. That will depend on the decisions you make and the smart work and hard work you put in.
  4. How much investment will I need?
    • About $350.
  5. What skills do I need?
    • Superb written English is necessary if you have a low budget. If you have money to invest, then you can hire top-class writers and they will write for you. The figure of $350 above is valid if you’re capable and willing to write yourself.
    • General street smartness.
    • Some business acumen will be handy, but not necessary.
    • Flare to read.
  6. How much time do I need to invest?
    • It’s an alternate career and at the start it requires as much time as any other profession – so I would say 8 hours a day to start with. Later when the business starts to make money, a lot of it is going to be on auto-pilot and at that time you can reduce that 8 hours a day to 5 hours a day or even move out completely by recruiting and training people to manage the business. You can also start it part-time along with a day job, but that would increase your gestation period by many months depending on the number of hours you put in per week.
  7. What technical skills do I need?
    • None, you just need to be a savvy Internet user.
  8. It’s an intangible business, can it evaporate overnight?
    • The business we’re talking about relies on people who visit your website. The search engines are a brilliant way to get users on your website, but if Search Engine Optimisation is done wrongly, then Google, Bing and other search engines can remove your website from their listings. If you follow Google Webmaster Guidelines and do stuff honestly without the intention of manipulating search rankings, then you have nothing to worry about and just like big businesses like Walmart, your business will not go anywhere. It will grow bigger and better with each passing month as you continue working on it.
  9. Will I need to recruit people?
    • Initially no, after a few years, maybe.

Let’s Get Started – Here’s a Summary of My Online Business Technique

Arjun's 3 Phase Online Money Making

Phase 1: Creating a web property worth $100,000 in the next 2 years with average monthly profit of $5000 per month.

You will create a new Brand in the business sector or niche of your choice by identifying:

  1. Product topics where there’s little or no information on the Internet. Product problems that are yet unsolved but are affecting hundreds or thousands of people every month. I will teach you how to identify keywords where there is interest but where little help is available. Here’s an example: People buy baby carriers in the US and UK all the time but new parents in the hiking community have been looking for baby carriers that would be ideal for hiking. There was no such information available online until I created a website on that topic. Another example in the same niche – baby carriers for parents with bad backs – there was no information available until we addressed it. Long story short, we addressed these problems, identified products after thorough study that would suit each customer group and suggested what people should buy. Monthly profit after this activity and 6 months of constant legitimate hard-work – $1000 per month 100% legally, ethically and honestly in a way that genuinely benefits people.
  2. Content marketing and Affiliate marketing will be used by us to monetise your business.

This will enable you to create a Brand in 9 months to 2 years that you will own 100% and that will be worth many thousands of dollars.

Phase 2: Taking that web property to the big league by expanding the brand and launching self-branded products to touch $200,000 to $1,000,000 (1 million US dollars) in sales.

You will reach this phase in 9 months to 3 years depending on how much time, energy and effort you put into your online business. I can’t say when you’ll reach this phase but I can promise that you WILL if you continue on the path I show you. In this phase you will develop your brand into a household name and will use all the experience and knowledge that you’ve acquired during content research. In this phase you will learn to source products from China, put your own branding on them and start selling on popular e-commerce websites like Amazon. This will give your business a whole new revenue stream.

Phase 3: Using your product and niche knowledge to create products that are better than anything available in the market. You will go on to make a multi-million dollar business in 5 years.

In this phase you will start innovating products, start filing your own patents and produce products in your own little niche that would be better than anything else in the market. In this phase I will teach you how to turn your very profitable Brand into a multi-million dollar business.

The Details, Getting Started and My Fee:

What you’ve read above is a very brief overview of my foolproof method of creating a genuine business online that makes serious money and genuinely helps the online community. This technique of making money online will stand the test of time and with the right leader go on to become a multi-million dollar business. I charge $200 for sending you Phase 1 of my course which is spread over 6 months and 12 emails full of content, audio and video. Of 100 people who join my course’s phase 1, only 12 go on to join Phase 2 because as I mentioned in this article, 88% people don’t have the patience, will-power, discipline or self-motivation to do this. IT IS NOT EASY! If you choose to go through to phase 2, I charge $3000 for the next 3 months as all material is sent to you over the next 3 months. This material contains everything you need to know to set up a process to import products from China into the US, making the brand bigger, the regulations, the customer service, returns, and profit margins. Of all businesses that complete Phase 2, I personally get involved to take businesses through to phase 3 where I contribute in the innovation of your products and help take your business into the big league.

What’s next:

My course is opening again soon and if you want to be a part of it, please leave your name and email in the form below and we’ll inform you when that happens.

Further reading – Be Inspired!

There are innumerable entrepreneurs making hundreds of thousands of dollars per month from their online businesses – some from Podcasts, videos, amazon, affiliate marketing, adsense, fiverr, ebay, advertising, clickbank and what not, but they all have the following in common: their primary objective is to make their user happy and to satisfy the user’s demands, they’re all honest entrepreneurs who work hard and run processes that are legit and legal and finally they’re in it for the long haul not into the “make money fast” or “get rich quick” schemes.

Here are my favourites:
Learn how Entrepreneur on Fire made a profit of nearly $200,000 last month or how Pat Flynn made a profit of over $100,000 last month. Amy can teach you a thing or two about becoming your own boss. Finally here’s the ultimate inspiration – 50 top earning blogs with their earnings.

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Selecting The Best and Safest Crib For Your Baby – 2015 2016 Latest

The most essential part of the house for a baby is his sleeping haven. This is where the little one curls up into a cozy sleep after the big day’s activities. An infant bed may constitute a crib, a cradle or a bassinet. While a cradle or a bassinet can be great options for the baby’s sleeping area, the reason why a good non toxic baby crib can save you a lot of work is that it can last for many years (due to its bigger size) while a cradle or a bassinet can go out of use sooner as a baby is likely to outgrow them in some months.

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The safest and my favourite by-far

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Da Vinci Kalani convertible crib
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Made from New Zealand pine wood, Green-Guard certified, meets US CPSC safety standards, 4 height adjustment levels, sturdy and can take quite a lot of weight. Also offers 6 gorgeous color options.

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Essential Reading – Everything You Need to Know About Non-Toxic Cribs

Cute Twin Babies

Today in 2015 – 2016, the market has many types of cribs with dozens of crib accessories to offer. They differ in their design, price, manufacturing materials and so on, but honestly, they all look good only on the surface! So, if you’re looking to buy a crib for your baby, how do you decide which one to buy? Listed below are a few essential points to keep in mind when selecting the best crib for your baby.

1. Crib Size, Space, Storage and Combos

The size of the crib is important. Many parents buy small cribs that are perfect for baby’s current needs, but what they don’t realise is that babies grow very fast and before they know, they need a new, bigger crib. It is important to check the size of a crib’s sleeping area to see if your baby will be comfortable in it. At the same time, it is also important to check the space available in your house. If you have a small nursery, remember to go for a space-saving or fold-able baby crib. There are cribs that come with a lot of storage space, which is a superb idea for small homes as it saves you buying a separate shelf for baby diapers or other sleeping accessories. You may also want to check some cribs that have a built in changing area, drawers, play panels or even adjustable height to match the height of your bed. Some are one side open so it can form a part of your bed. There has been a lot of innovation in the cribs industry and you must explore the ideas I’ve mentioned.

2. Convertible, Transportable, Folding Cribs with Wheels

Simple cribs with basic functionalities are relatively lower in price in comparison to the more functional cribs like convertible baby cribs. Convertible cribs cab be transformed into a toddler bed, a day bed and/or a full-sized bed for later years. These are very popular and solve the baby bed problem for a long time. In addition to the crib conversion kits, some cribs come with additional features like an attached side table and/or dresser which can be used for changing the baby’s diapers and storing the baby’s stuff (like the ones with changing table mentioned above). Other types of cribs include the transportable cribs which can either have wheels to stand on, or can have the option of folding up into something like carry bags. These are a great option for parents who have to switch between houses or who travel often.

Safe Non Toxic baby Cribs

3. Budget for the Crib

Since there are innumerable types of cribs available, the price range is endless! It is crucial to define your budget for the crib before you set out to buy one. Although an increase in price can often get you a crib with added features, sometimes you’ll find that the higher price is mainly due to the design and look of the crib. In such cases, if your crib budget is low, it is wise to go for a simple looking option to bring down the price without compromising on the quality or safety.

4. Manufacturing Material for the Crib

Just as there are various types of cribs, so are there numerous types of crib manufacturing materials available today. Cribs can be made of wood, MDF, plastic or even metals, etc. While many of these can look attractive and strong from the outside, it is important to note that the cribs made of solid wood are the safest of them all. Wooden cribs are sturdy, beautiful and most importantly – non-toxic! Let us discuss more about crib safety in the following section.

Cribs Infographic - Safety and Security

5. Crib Safety – Sturdiness, Strength, Smell and Chemicals

Crib safety is most essential in my opinion. It is the one aspect that affects your baby’s well-being most significantly! In order to ensure that a crib is safe, we must check how strong the crib is. Like I mentioned above, the crib’s manufacturing material is an important part that determines the crib’s over-all strength. Another thing to keep in mind is that the crib should be non-toxic! It must be absolutely safe for the baby and must not contain harmful substances like lead, phthalates and formaldehyde (mostly found in crib glues). Sometimes the crib material is safe (like real wood) but the paints used to coat the surface are toxic. These paints can cause the room to fill the baby’s room with a toxic smell and it can take months for that smell to dissipate. I have read about parents having to sell their newly bought cribs at very low prices because of the annoying, toxic odour. At times despite all the materials being safe, the crib has lose or broken screws or joints. Hence, it is important to check all the materials used in the crib thoroughly before purchasing the crib. Finally, it is always advisable to buy a new crib if your budget allows you because used cribs can be weakened by rough handling over time and may not even meet the latest crib-safety standards.

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Google “good to know” ads on London Underground (tube) in association with CAB

Google is now advertising on London Underground or Tube as it’s popularly known. I saw these ads on a central line train in London today. Here are a couple of images taken from my iPhone. The advertisements in the Tube are about security, data protection and family protection mainly. Google have teamed up with the Citizens Advice Bureau and more information can be found on http://www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/. Google is not new to advertising on the tube and we’ve all seen those Google Chrome browser ads, but this time, it’s more philanthropic.

Google Good to Know Ad on London Underground - Sign out
Google Good to Know Ad on London Underground – Importance of signing out
Google Good to Know Ad on London Underground - Strong Password
Google Good to Know Ad on London Underground – How to keep a really strong password

I was very surprised to see these ads on London trains. Why would Google be so kind? Google has been taking the UK more seriously recently with recent news of Google investing in an East London tech zone. Also, with Google’s purchase of of UK businesses like Beat that Quote, this may be an attempt at being seen as a household name, “not just for search”.

Have you seen these ads?

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Home Office Furniture Collections – Home Office Furniture

In the age of globalization offices do not have boundaries and time zones. One has to be present 24/7 and the sun never sets as the other part of the globe is working. Hence it has almost become a necessity to have a home office workspace. A basic home office will need home office furniture collections to make your work comfortable and organized. Read the article to know more about home office furniture collections.

Home Office Furniture Collections

When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home.  ~Betty Bender. There was a time when people would go to offices, do their job and come back home happily.  But in this day and age, things are different, globalization has changed the way people work, with limitless working hours and deadlines to be completed at odd times. It requires employees to go that extra mile, and hence almost everyone carries office work to home. It is thus practical and ideal to have a home office where one can work in the vicinity of their comforts and also enjoy quality time with family. To make your home office functional and comfortable you will require home office furniture collections. The basic things required for home office is the space and home office furniture collections. These include a table, chair and cabinets. If you have enough budgets for your home office furniture collections then you can add more luxury and higher end fittings according to your choices. If you think you want to invest sensibly in comfortable and functional home office furniture collections then you can opt for budget furniture.

How To Buy Home Office Furniture Collections

A home office sounds very exciting and one cannot include a typical office décor at home. It is different in the sense that home office furniture collections have to be designed in such a way that the home office matches up with the rest of home décor. Home office furniture collections must as well as provide structured and comfortable working environment. A professional design of the home office will surely bring out the sincerity and organized way of working at home. Home office furniture collections will include a chair, computer desk, storage cabinets and maybe a bookshelf to make it functional and complete. One vital thing that you have to keep in mind when buying home office furniture collections is the space that you have for a home office. A small space area would require sleek and foldable home office furniture collections as bulky and heavy crafted furniture will mar the look of the room and will be overwhelming with regard to space. You might find yourself tempted to buy attractive and higher end designs for home office furniture collections but budget, size and space might held you back. There is nothing to get gloomy as you have wide range of home office furniture collections for every budget, taste, design, patterns and sizes to choose from. You can either buy home office furniture collections from malls, local markets, used furniture sellers, classifieds or online shops.  To increase the efficiency and productivity of work from home it is important to keep the color and design of the home office furniture collections to gel with home décor as matching colors and ergonomic design will help the home office provide an effective visual outlook and also keep your general health in check. Home office furniture collections should be of ergonomically standards as too much of heighted furniture items can cause back ache or too wide a table or too near might cause strain to your eyes. Proper lighting at the work space area of the home office is an important factor as you do not want to doze away due to dim lights or cause undue strain to the eye because of light directly falling on the eyes.

Home Office Furniture

  • To set up a home office the first important thing is decide the space in your house and décor it with comfortable home office furniture collections. It can be a corner of your bedroom, a garage, a store room, or simply an extra unused room. Whatever be it first have a layout design of the space for you work area.
  • Eliminate all the clutter and unwanted and unused things from the working space. Once you have an area to set up a home office, it is time to decide for your home office furniture collections.
  • A lot of people use the dining table and chair as computer table, but in the long run it is not comfortable and the environment is unsuitable for office work as lot of activity and disturbances can happen. Important papers and files might get displaced from moving from place to place and it makes sense to have a workspace to you with complete home office furniture collections.
  • A proper desk, chair, storage cabinets and bookshelves form the basic items of the home office furniture collections. Keeping the home office furniture collections in place makes your work from home more organized, productive and efficient.
  • Invest in ergonomically designed furniture or the ones that suit your body comfort. Home office furniture collections come in various styles, shapes, patterns and designs. Select the furniture size and shape according to the area of the workspace. If you are using a corner of the room then invest in sleek and functional furniture. If you have a larger space you can go for higher end, high crafted furniture collections for your home office designs.
  • Material that you select for your home office furniture collections is also of vital importance, although wooden furniture is an all time favorite with people, you can check out on steel, plastics, lather, glass and fiber material for your home office furniture collections.
  • You can choose budget furniture to higher end costly home office furniture collections items. It is always advisable to buy home office furniture collections items at best deals offer during holiday seasons, festival seasons, sale clearances, local markets classifieds and online stores.
  • The color of the home office furniture collections plays an important role in keeping your motivation and spirits high. Dark and bright colors are good for creative fields of jobs and light colors are good to calm you down and release your stress. Also keep the home décor in the house when buying home office furniture collections as matching sets will uplift the total look of the house.
  • In the end it is your home office, take liberty with your imagination, budget and creative ideas and make a functional, practical and compatible work space area for your home. You can also take professional help and consultants to make your home office realty. Maintain the quality of the furniture collections as this will be useful when you decide to sell or replace or move the home office furniture collections in future.
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Twitter’s official help page on Blogspot is available to register! Yummy

How many of your friends use mobile texts (or SMS) to update their Tweets? When they do, you’ll see at little “mobile web” under their Tweets. Today, click on that and you’ll be taken to a deep URL at http://twitterhelp.blogspot.com . Google Blogspot says:

Blog not found

Sorry, the blog you were looking for does not exist. However, the name twitterhelp is available to register!

Wow!

Twitter.com's help page on Twitter available to register
Twitter.com’s help page on Twitter available to register

On trying to “get it” you’re later informed that it’s not available afterall! And I thought this was my chance to get a few hundred thousand clicks before Twitter.com found out 😀 <joke>

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VentureGiant.com’s Rishi Anand and Tim Lancaster made my day!

This is a little true incident that made my day and possibly, will help my business in a big way, going forward.

I have been planning to set up my own online business and have been inundated with ideas over a long time. Nothing seemed to strike the right balance until I decided to go full throttle with this idea I call Z.  Times are bad, and because of recession (especially in the UK), I have been struggling to find work for my company. I thought this was the best time to actually give my business idea Z a good shot.

One fine day, I decided to look for some help for my idea online so went on and Googled for “Entrepreneur support in London”. VentureGiant.com came up. I found a brilliant web site focused on finding investors for entrepreneurs – a unique platform where investors and entrepreneurs meet, entrepreneurs pitch with details of their business or business idea, investment required, return and other details like time required to break even, projections, industry etc and the facility to upload a video explaining the idea.

I immediately signed up and uploaded details of Z – my business idea that I knew will do amazingly well. I uploaded cash projections, investment required and other details that I thought were important to attract angel investors.

A couple of days later, I got my first enquiry from an Investor. But this was where I was stuck. VentureGiant.com demanded I pay 100GBP to view investor details and to be able to contact the investor. At this stage I wrote an email to VentureGiant.com explaining my cash situation. With hardly any money in the account, it was impossible to shell out that 100 quid for a “possible” enquiry.

Mr Tim Lancaster, Business Development Manager from VentureGiant.com replied back with a supportive email. I explained the scenario and proposed to pay if I find a suitable investor. The call to action was forwarded by Tim to Managing Director Mr Rishi Anand. Tim emailed me back saying “Mr Rishi Anand” will pay for you. “Wow! ” I thought, these guys are serious about finding me an investor.

I was quite surprised to be honest. Most of the other websites are hardly useful, and are aimed at making money, but VentureGiant.com is one site that actually believes in and tries hard to connect Entrepreneurs and Investors.

Although that particular enquiry didn’t convert into an investor, there was incredible knowledge gained.

I am very impressed with the team at VentureGiant.com – Mr Rishi Anand, Mr Tim Lancaster and others who are working to make the two ends meet. I wish them good luck with their venture. Thanks again guys, if you ever come to read this..

Venture Giant - Rishi Anand and Tim Lancaster - Helping investors meet entrepreneurs
VentureGiant.com – People like Rishi Anand (MD) and Tim Lancaster (Business Development Manager) at Venture Giant are working hard to help investors meet entrepreneurs

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Dance classes Delhi – Any good dance schools in New Delhi?

On my short trip to New Delhi, I met an old, close friend. She was studying in Essex Univ, in UK and then went back to Delhi looking for a job. Strangely enough, we saw each other driving. She recognised me and contacted me on Facebook. Small world eh?

Anyway, we met and were discussing what kind of businesses can be started in Delhi – businesses that’ll involve providing a service, not a product. She told me about research she had done on things like Aerobics classes, starting a Gym or may be Yoga and Pilates classes. Since in her surveys of her area she didn’t get a very positive response, she was looking for more ideas. I suggested looking into the Spa market as some new Spas opened in Greater Kailash and Vasant Vihar are doing business of upto 1.5 lakh rupees a day (thats about 3000 US Dollars a day). Was a good lunch meeting, she went off with the idea and guess what? She has indeed decided to start a Gym in Gurgaon. Way to go!

Dance classes Delhi
Dance classes Delhi

So anyway, since I was in Delhi and was actively looking to acquire new skills, I thought maybe yoga or dancing would be interesting to learn. Especially with Slumdog Millionaire doing so well, there’s more Indian music and the need to know Indian dance. I started my little research for dance classes in Delhi, dance schools in Delhi and dancing in Delhi in general. I found a couple of good chains like Shiamak Dawar and Ashley Lobo but none close to where I live. Actually there was one dance class close to where I live, but it for for 16 to 18 year olds – in other words “dance classes” not good for me.

I also wanted to know what kinds of dances are taught in Delhi. On asking some neighbourhood ladies I found hip-hop dance classes, salsa dance classes, western dance classes (duh!), belly dance classes, bollywood dance classes etc among the ones people are interested in. Not too keen to learn hip-hop or salsa, but more inclines toward bhangra or modern Indian dance, I kept searching. That’s when I came across Delhi dance academy. You won’t believe this – they give hopping, locking (with nunchucks, sticks), hip-hop, Indian classical, salsa lessons – you name it. But locking, popping with nunchucks? I was thrilled. I went ahead and met these young guys who’ve participated in a local Indian TV program called “Boogie Woogie” 🙂 Was fun to meet them and I went ahead for some trial classes.

Since my stay in India wasn’t long enough, I couldn’t really complete a lesson, but had great fun learning these cool dance moves. Still can’t dance like Michael Jackson, but I’m sure I have improved.

If  dance classes Delhi is what you’re looking for, then go have a look at their website and enroll yourself for some trial classes in their South Delhi dance classes centre. Happy Dancing !!

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Sun Direct Unveils HD TV broadcast in India

With the perception of viewers changing every day and new technology literally swamping the world, Sun Direct has made history by unveiling the HD (High Definition) technology in India. It gives five times better viewing experience over regular TV and when compared with other digital broadcast technologies, it offers excellent resolution, sharp sound quality and clear visuals.

Targetting the niche audience, it has the plans to start two channels initially – one each for Tamil movies and Telugu movies, followed by a Hindi movie service and will start eight more channels gradually. The pricing comes around Rs 10,000 one-time cost with a per-channel price of Rs 100 a month and the company hopes the cost will come down when viewership increases.

Having crossed the three million subscriber base mark in March 2009, Sun Direct’s COO Tony D’Silva stated that it is the number two DTH service provider in the country. Korean giant Samsung has been asked to provide set-top boxes required for Sun Direct’s HD broadcast service. Sun Direct intends to capture 40-45 % of the DTH market, others being international channels like Fox International and Warner Brothers.

Sun direct HD TV in India
Sun direct HD TV in India

Enjoy HD broadcast in India during Common Wealth games 2010. This is set to pioneer the HDTV wave in the country and it has been assured by the government that Commonwealth Games 2010 will be telecast live in HD technology.

Sun Direct is a 80:20 joint venture between the Maran family and Astro Group of Malaysia. It offers 41 add-on packages and a basic package of over 130 channels in DVD quality for an initial price of Rs 499 along with a free dish and set top box (STB).

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Misspelled keywords costitute 1% of the all market. Reddif? No damnit, it’s Rediff.com

Hillary Clinton speaking - Check the spelling of tomorrow in the background! ;)
Hillary Clinton speaking – Check the spelling of tomorrow in the background! 😉

Misspelled words – keywords, keyphrases market a whopping 1%!

On coming across some top searches today, I saw “reddif.com”, which is a common misspelling of the popular site rediff.com. The other day I attended an internet marketing seminar. They talked about the importance of optimising a site for misspelt keywords. It is estimated that the misspelled keywords’ market is approximately 0.9% to 1%.

Now image, if you start a business, where all you do is, get the top 1000 most searched keywords or keyphrases world-wide, do your research on what are the most obvious and most recurring misspelt versions of those keyphrases are, and create different web sites or blogs dedicated to those mis-spelt (well, it’s misspelled in the US, misspelt in the UK, just so you know I’m not misspelling it 😉 ) keywords. According to our estimate in the seminar, you’ll target about 1% of the entire top 1000 most keywords or keyphrases’ market. HUGE!

A misspelled road sign
A misspelled road sign

If you do that, and further monetise (UK) or monetize (US) it using Google Adsense or any other ads, you’ll be a millionaire in less than 6 months! Now how’s that for a business eh?

There is a catch! – With almost 80% people using Google, and Google becoming more and more intelligent by the day, if you do search for a commonly misspelled word, you’ll be most often shown results with the correct spelling. I hope everyone knows about domain squatting? That’s when mean people book and keep every possible spelling permutation & combination of a popular domain name. How about trying a few combinations for Rediff?

Redif.com – Squatted.
Reddif.com – Squatted, has a page rank 2 (people have linked to the wrong url)
Redifff.com – Squatted, has a PR 1

Can you think of another combination? Go ahead, if it is a possible misspelling, it’ll be squatted. If it isn’t go ahead and squat it. You never know when they come banging on your door, offering you money for that domain, furthermore, by showing relevant ads, you’ll make perennial money anyway.

A common misspelling of facebook.com – FACEBOOOK.com (3 Os) has an alexa rank of under 2000. Thats over a million people every year!!