Monday, August 29, 2011

Posting Links for Companies

There are many ways to make additional income from the internet. One of the ways is to create niche sites providing valuable content to people searching for information. Once you have created the sites, which many times can be done completely free, you add advertisements from Google or other companies.

Once you have the idea for a website or information niche site, you could use some of the following:
  • Blogger - free from Google
  • Hubpages
  • Wordpress
You also need to learn a bit about what people are searching for, and after practicing at attracting visitors, you could purchase a domain name from

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Check out my next article to learn the next step in the process - identifying the niches to target by learning about Search Engine Tools like GoogleAdwords (keyword research tool).

The Shift - looks like an interesting read

BOOKS | Lynda Gratton advises us not to waste time trying to figure out what the future of work will look like. She believes that it is already here and happening right now.

According to Lynda Gratton’s latest book, “The Shift: The future of work is already here”, five forces will fundamentally shape how we work during the next 10 to 15 years: globalization, society, demography, technology and longevity, and energy resources.  She should know. Gratton is a professor of management practice at London Business School. In 2008, The Financial Times identified her as the business thinker most likely to make a real difference over the next decade and The Economist recognized her as ‘leading the world’s top 200 business minds to predict the future of work’.

Her main advice: the future of work starts now by making three big ‘shifts’ in your life:

• From “shallow generalist to serial master”: Being a ‘jack of all trades’ means jack (little or nothing) in a world of Wikipedia and instantly accessible information at our fingertips. The key is to become specialized masters with the ability to respond as conditions around us change.

• From “isolated competitor to innovative connector”: Building strong, deep relationships with people in different communities around you will be key to working successfully in the future. These include ‘your posse’ of people you’ve known for a long time who have the same expertise as you who can provide just-in-time advice, feedback and perspective), the ‘big ideas network’ of people who are completely different to you who inspire you and give you new ideas and ‘the regenerative community’ of people who help you relax and enjoy life.

• From “voracious consumer to impassioned producer”: Gratton writes that people have to pursue work that is innovative and inspiring makes them productive, fulfilled and proud.

In Gratton’s words, “the challenge is to lead a more purposeful working life, where we can create a stronger sense of who we are and what we care about, and the choices we face and their possible consequences”.

It’s an exciting possibility that the world could become a completely different and more interesting place if only we take her advice to heart.

Check out the link to her book:

How to create an Apple App

I have been searching for a tool to help create 'free' apps for the Apple Iphone, Ipad, & Ipod.  You will have to buy a tool to do this - and there are many good sites you can find that describe the process.  Basically there are two ways to go - brainstorm your idea, then start to learn the system.
Here’s how our process basically works:
  1. You come up with an idea for your app
  2. You write that idea down, then make a rough sketch of how it will work and how it will look
  3. Hand it off to a low-cost App Developer Team who will create the app for you
  4. Submit your app to Apple who will review it and then post it to the App Store
  5. After approval - you would then be eligible for people to download it
You will not have to spend anything on a development kit from Apple, however you will need to spend $99 to upload it to the Apple Store, and you will also need a way to test it. I think they recommend having a Mac, otherwise testing will be difficult.

Another way is to try a few tools like this -

App Dev Toolkit

App Toolkit for non programmers