Tuesday, October 17, 2006


I took another look at the matrix institute site yesterday: http://www.matrixinstitute.com/ Gordon Michael Scallion has created these amazing maps of what his visions have shown him the future earth will look like, based on rising water and other earth changes.

Having seen Al Gore's movie about global warming just a week ago, it is like a potential before and after.

Of course I still like to question the after! I think it is a bit irresponsible to publish a map like this which makes a negative prophecy very concrete. It does not take into account the possiblity of change based upon the human element. It is the human element that has been responsible for global warming and it is certainly within the realm of possiblity that the trend could be reversed if enough people wake up and take the appropriate action. Am I being naive? What do you think?

CB Mall

I finally took the plunge and invested in a CB Mall. CB stands for click bank. This is a website with a huge inventory of click bank's best selling ebooks. It is run by Jeff Mulligan who does a great job of promoting it and providing all sorts of tools for the newbie affiliate. It is sort of a plug and play small biz, your own little storefront online that is ready to go. You can buy in at two levels, $97 and $47. The higher price comes with some guaranteed traffic. Since I am on a budget and have time to work on building traffic, I chose the lower priced model.

The following link takes you to a site that tells 15 ways to make money with the CB Mall: http://www.cbmall.com/15ways.asp?storefront=huzone

I just got off a great teleconference with Rosalind Gardner and Anik Singal on the subject of Blogging. It reminded me why I had created this blog in the first place so I translated their inspiration into the action of writing this post.

I have a list of clients who have particiapted in my gambling market research gig, who I was hoping to invite to join a newsletter I am starting. The other thing I purchased recently was an AWeber autoresponder. What I found out is I have to construct what is called a squeeze page to invite my list to opt-in to my newsletter.

AWeber does not want me to write to my list from their site until everyone has opted in. This is so that they cannot be accused of spamming. So I will have to write the folks from my various email addresses and send them to my soon-to-be-built squeeze page so they can properly opt in, or at least a percentage of them will do this.

So my learning curve continues to be steep. I guess this is what it take to become a sucessful internet marketer!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Online gambling in USA outlawed?

I mentioned in an earlier post my little gig promoting an opportunity to participate in a market research project on internet gambling. I got word this morning that there has been a big sea change due to some recent gov. legistlation that has apparently outlawed internet gambling in the USA. So my program has switched its focus to English speaking countries outside of the USA.

I would guess that because of the huge amounts of money involved, the US based casinos will certainly challenge this in the courts. Not everyone is going to be willing to move off shore.

Al's Inconvenient Truth

I just got back from watching a free screening of Al Gore's film, "An Inconvenient Truth", put on by a local Unitarian church. Have you seen it? I missed it when it was in the theatres. Even though the outline of the story is well known, the graphic images and the piles of data Al presents really bring the reality of global warming home; it's the mother of all wake up calls. It is sobering, but ends on a hopeful note. We have the means to reverse the trends, now all we need is the will. I guess if Al is willing to keep going and not give up, we have no excuse!