Friday, November 29, 2013

Repair SD Card


The above video is very helpful. His instructions are clear, and he has the steps here as well.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tele-Conferencing

I found some pretty interesting telecasting resources that might be useful to some of you.

I like lists.  Here is a list:

TeamViewer
Google Hangout
QuickScreenShare
TutorsBox
Screencast-o-matic

Here's the bandwidth you need for various kinds of Skype video calls.

https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA1417/how-much-bandwidth-does-skype-need

As you can see from this page, Skype is extremely efficient with bandwidth.

And here's a page that tells you how you can see how much bandwidth you're actually using during calls. Make a test call, and I think you'll be surprised how little bandwidth you're using.

https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA10415/can-i-see-how-much-bandwidth-a-video-call-is-using

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ways of Making Money Now or Within 30 Days

1.  Sell something on eBay. 
2.  Use www.flippa.com to sell niche websites for $100.00 to $300.00. The theme of these sites are all templated sites.  Here's what you could do:

a.  Buy and register a domain (or use one if you have some already) less than $9.00 dollars
b.  Download a clone package that some sites offer.
c.  Customize the site with a few of the plugins to generate cash
d.  Write 15 - 20 articles based on the niche
e.  List the site on www.flippa.com for a starting bid of $100.00 with a buy-it-now of say $299.00

While the site is for sale if you used your partner IDs maybe you will make a little money and sell the site, reaching you goal after 3 sites.


3.  Offer to be someone's social media manager on a per hour basis $15 to $20 to start.
4.  Find a list of businesses in the town you're located in at http://business.moscowchamber.com/list/

There's a pretty good chance that some of those business need some kind of help - either web site repair, YouTube videos, or even help selling some of their excess inventory on eBay.

And finally, if you strike out with the above, you can find a list of job openings in your home town at http://www.indeed.com/l-Moscow,-ID-jobs.html

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Secrets

Here is a list of links I check to find out what's going on in the 'real' world. (updated July 15/2007)
What People are Searching For
  • Most Popular Searches at eBay
  • Google Search Word Trends
  • Yahoo Buzz
  • AOL Hot Searches
  • Yahoo (Overture) Keyword suggestion Tool
  • Most Popular at YouTube and other Video Sites
  • Top 20 Viral Videos/
  • Most Viewed at YouTube
  • Most Popular at MetaCafe
  • Top 100 at Google Video
  • TV Shows and Movies People are Watching
  • Most watched TV Programs this week
  • Movie Boxoffice RankingsArticles people are linking to
  • Most Popular at Furl
  • Most Popular Articles at 10 Top Sites
  • Products People are Buying

  • Amazon Movers and shakers List - Books with the fastest growth in sales over the past 24 hours
  • Amazon Books Best Seller List - Updated Hourly
  • Amazon DVD Best Sellers List- Updated Hourly
  • Amazon Music Best Sellers List- Updated Hourly
  • Amazon Software Best Sellers List- Updated Hourly
  • Sites People are Visiting

  • Top 500 Sites (by country)
  • HitWise IntelligenceNiche Markets Directories
  • Yahoo Groups
  • eBay Category ListBest bargain finder sites
  • Deal Hack
  • Deal Catching
  • Tech BargainsMiscellaneous
  • IT trends and developments
  • Most Popular Software Downloads
  • Current State of the internet
  • 118 Best Online Research Tools You've Never Heard of
  • Most Useful Research Sites for Reporters
  • Unofficial Google Advanced Search Secrets



  • Printer-Friendly Format
    ·  Finding hidden diamonds with Google
    ·  Finding Public Domain Video - use this secret search to find thousands of public domain video clips you can immediately download
    ·  Use these magnetic keywords to pull in at least 100,000 views on your YouTube videos - with example
    ·  The recipe for building easy-to-watch, how-to videos
    ·  Tapping the niche market in your pocket
    ·  Topic Selection and Marketing - what you will want to know before you start

    Saturday, October 26, 2013

    Extra Money Ideas

    How to Create Multiple Streams of Income" course on Udemy.

     go to www.udemy.com and type in the course title, you'll be able to view the info. It's $29. I purchased it during a half-price offer from Udemy.

    If I were to start creating short intro videos: http://www.bmyers.com/videos/moneyemail.wmv which was part of Bill's post (http://www.bmyers.com/members/848.cfm) would anyone here need such a service?

    Tuesday, October 15, 2013

    Bill Myers Offers Great ScreenCast Tips: Join His Site to Learn More


    Top Ten Tips for Effective ScreenCasts

    1. Start with Camtasia Studio
      • All in one Recorder, Editor, Publisher
      • Publish for web, CD, or DVD
      • Proven solution, mature product

    2. Use a USB digital microphone
      • for clean, problem free audio
      • Affordable - prices start under $40
      • Plantronics USB500 or Samson CO1U
    3. Position the microphone to prevent popping
      • Move microphone away from mouth to prevent popping and to avoid breathing sounds
      • Avoid contact with body or clothes to prevent unwanted noise

          
    4. Use an enhanced cursor
      • Enhanced cursor helps viewers follow the action
      • Use enhanced cursor movement to pinpoint important information
      • Find enhanced cursors in Camtasia screen recorder under 'effects'
    5. Close Unneeded Programs
      • Clear the clutter from the screen
      • Free up system resources
      • Reduce problem of device or resource conflicts
    6. Set the size the stage
      • Take into consideration destination (web, CD, DVD)
      • Reduce screen capture area to minimum size
      • Set capture region in Camtasia Screen Recorder
      • Size and place all components to fit capture region
    7. Do a trial run
      • A trial run will help you compose presentation
      • A trial run will reveal missing elements
      • A trial run will help you condense your presentation
    8. Plan to Make Mistakes
      • Know that mistakes are easily removed during editing
      • When you make a mistake, take a breath and then repeat the segment where the mistake was made
    9. Edit ruthlessly
      • Editing audio and video is easy in Camtasia
      • Edit out mistakes
      • Edit out unneeded or confusing material
      • Edit to keep the presentation brief and interesting
    10. Publish to flash
      • If primarily a screen capture, publish to .swf format
      • If contains video, publish to .flv format
      • To minimize file size, publish at 10fps, 11.025 mono
    More screencasts
    If you want to see other screencasts I have created, visit our Screencast Area

    Wednesday, October 9, 2013

    Helpful Advice from Bill Myers


    Until last year, the keywords you used in the meta tags of your web site were important. But these days, the actual content of the site, including words used in headlines and articles are far more important than the keywords used in the meta tags.

    In fact, Google and most other search engines ignore the meta tags for keywords and site description, and rely solely on site content.

    With that in mind, you'll want to focus on writing headlines and articles that will appeal to your target audience.

    And you'll want to update your site often - as the more often you add new pages, the higher you'll get in the google results.

    But headlines and article content also need to be supplemented by inbound links from existing sites, as well as visits from people who are active in facebook and other social networks.

    Google changed their search results algorithm this past month, so any books or videos you find on Search Engine Optimization are probably already out of date.

    To answer your original questions . . .

    1. You can use your competitor's name in articles and headlines, as long as the information presented is factual and isn't designed to liable the competitor.

    2. Best way to promote any site is to make the people most likely to visit the site aware that it exists. Do this by writing compelling content, and using forums and social media to link to articles on the site that would be of interest to your target market.

    Thursday, October 3, 2013

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013

    To Do List

    To Do List:

    Take photos.  Render them in Smart Photo Editor.  Upload them to Sony Vegas.

    Add a watermark or copyright text to your photo
    To add a text watermark, use the Text Tool.
    To add an image watermark, go to the Composting Tool and create an overlay, then adjust the opacity and blend mode. For good watermarks, try getting your logo on a black background and setting the blend mode to screen.

    Build microstream.
     

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013

    Statute of Limitations, California

    http://www.ehow.com/about_6701272_law-fraud-statute-limitations-california.html

    Tuesday, August 6, 2013

    How to Embed Video in Craigslist Ad


    Here is an overview of what customers expect in the commercial photo business:
    Then there is this, which I intend to use as my model.

    Monday, August 5, 2013

    Google Ad Words

    Run a Limo or So. Cal. Tour Service


    Want to run a limo service?  Here are some tools and licenses that you'll need.  The gov. resourceSpecial driver's licenses are needed.





    start here
    Palm Springs, aerial tramway, 29 Palms, Joshua Tree, Idywild, Mt. San Gregornio, Julian, Newport Beach, Balboa Beach, Hollywood, Long Beach, Palos Verdes, Pacific Palisades, Orange County, Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm,

    Downtown LA: Biltmore, Pershing's Square, Chinatown, Dodger's Stadium, Staples Center, USC, Catholic churches,
     

    Sunday, August 4, 2013

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    Real Estate Videos With SmartPhotoEditor



    The above video was created with smartphotoeditor.com.  The music is titled "Sleep Away" by Bob Acri.  And though you need to be a member to read this link, it does provide some valuable insights on creating and marketing these type of videos.

    Sunday, July 21, 2013

    Sketchup or Blender?

    Sketchup
                                                 

    Blender


    What next?

    Friday, July 5, 2013

    How To Create Clickable Image Ads In Craigslist

    Here are some interesting notes.

    All the photos I've seen on CL listings have been acceptable! The MAIN THING about placing "Video Tours" on CL is.....NO ONE ELSE IS DOING IT! So....your Video Tour stands out.

    NOW....in the "Real Estate" section of CL are 4 columns. The 1st being "List View". 2nd is "PIC VIEW"!

    And if you go down the line of photos (in PIC View) one thing you...as a Marketing guy should notice something:

    "NOTHING..... CAUSES ANY PHOTO TO BE CLICKED ON! They are ALL the Same!

    However....I've included a Photo that WILL cause "House Hunters" to CLICK ON!

    It's a photo of a Real Estate Agent with the "triangular Symbol" of a VIDEO in the middle! This means there appears to be a "Video" behind the photo. There is! And....in other photos I've made a "SIGN" that says; "CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO TOUR!"

    Now....knowing that Videos are very popular nowadays....THIS photo stands out like a "sore thumb" and....GETS LOTS OF CLICKS!

    If you have some time....YOU could make a bundle offering "Clickable Links" to Videos of products or services offered.

    Consumers LOVE Videos!

    Below....I've placed a link to a video that tells how to place a Clickable Link on a Craig's List Photo.

    I just took a look at the real estate listings for Portland, Oregon. I clicked on "Real Estate", then "By Broker" then "Image Box" and in the PIC View column were HUNDREDS of photos with NONE that stood out or gave a "Reason" to click on.

    You place the Triangular Symbol (indicating there's a Video behind the photo" and....THAT PHOTO will get MOST OF THE CLICKS!

    Now....if YOU provided this "Clickable Link service" so CL advertisers would get more clicks....you would NOT have to ever again be concerned where your income is coming from!!!

    Thursday, June 27, 2013

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013

    SONY Vegas Tutorial

    SONY Vegas Tutorial.  This guy is pretty good.  This video is really just for beginners.

    Media Players

    VLC Media Player is Video LAN Client (vlc).

    Windows Media Player (wmp.).

     NewPotPlayer | KMPlayer | VLC Media Player |NewSMPlayer |NewJetAudio Basic |NewSPlayer |NewUMPlayer | Kantaris Media Player | GOM Player | Media Player Classic Home Cinema | Splash Lite | Toolwiz Player

    Video

    • AAF – mostly intended to hold edit decisions and rendering information, but can also contain compressed media essence
    • 3GP – the most common video format for cell phones
    • GIF – Animated GIF (simple animation; until recently often avoided because of patent problems)
    • ASF – container (enables any form of compression to be used; MPEG-4 is common; video in ASF-containers is also called Windows Media Video (WMV))
    • AVCHD – Advanced Video Codec High Definition
    • AVI – container (a shell, which enables any form of compression to be used)
    • CAMaMSN webcam log file
    • DAT – video standard data file (automatically created when we attempted to burn as video file on the CD)
    • DSH
    • FLV – Flash video (encoded to run in a flash animation)
    • M1V MPEG-1 – Video
    • M2V MPEG-2 – Video
    • FLA – Macromedia Flash (for producing)
    • FLR – (text file which contains scripts extracted from SWF by a free ActionScript decompiler named FLARE)
    • SOL – Adobe Flash shared object ("Flash cookie")
    • M4V – (file format for videos for iPods and PlayStation Portables developed by Apple)
    • Matroska (*.mkv) – Matroska is a container format, which enables any video format such as MPEG-4 ASP or AVC to be used along with other content such as subtitles and detailed meta information
    • WRAP – MediaForge (*.wrap)
    • MNG – mainly simple animation containing PNG and JPEG objects, often somewhat more complex than animated GIF
    • QuickTime (.mov) – container which enables any form of compression to be used; Sorenson codec is the most common; QTCH is the filetype for cached video and audio streams
    • MPEG (.mpeg, .mpg, .mpe)
    • MXF – Material Exchange Format (standardized wrapper format for audio/visual material developed by SMPTE)
    • ROQ – used by Quake 3
    • NSV – Nullsoft Streaming Video (media container designed for streaming video content over the Internet)
    • Ogg – container, multimedia
    • RM – RealMedia
    • SVI – Samsung video format for portable players
    • SMI – SAMI Caption file (HTML like subtitle for movie files)
    • SWF – Macromedia Flash (for viewing)
    • WMV – Windows Media Video (See ASF)


    The 5 formats reviewed in the above video are JPEG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, and EPS.

    Sites From Which to Buy Laptops

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    Embedding YouTube Video On Craigstlist

    Here is an excellent tip from Bill Myers.  I definitely recommend that you join his site.

    Even though Craigslist doesn't support embedded videos within their listings, there is an easy way to include a video. I show how in this short article.

    Recent studies have shown that including a video with an ad posting on eBay increases the number of bids by almost 100%. For that reason, it makes sense to include videos in your Craigslist ads as well.

    Unfortunately, at this time, Craigslist doesn't support embedded videos. But there is an easy way around that.

    HERE'S HOW TO DO IT:

    Step 1:  Create your video and upload to YouTube

    Step 2:  Using a screen capture program, create a screen capture of the video at YouTube. It should look something like:
       
    Step 3:  After you create the screen capture, upload it to somewhere on the web. Either your own site, or on image sharing sites.

        Optional: Create a sales page on your web site. Embed the YouTube video on that page

        When you create your Craigslist ad, include the following html:

        <a href="http://www.YourYoutubeLink.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">
        <img border="0" src="http://www.YourImageLink.jpg" width="480" height="295"</a>

        In the above code, change as follows:

        YourYouTubeLink - should be the URL of either your video on YouTube or the URL of the optional sales page you created in step 3 above.

        YourImageLink - should be the url of the screen capture image from step 2.

    The net result of doing the above will be what appears to be a video player within your Craigslist Ad. When it is clicked on, the player will take the visitor to either YouTube or to the sales page you create that has the video on it.

    Sunday, June 23, 2013

    Handbrake

    Use handbrake to optimize the video for the web.  Handbrake allows you to reduce the size of the video file for storage.  Very helpful, for video takes up a lot of memory.

    Sunday, June 16, 2013

    Skype Apps

    Here is a short list of applications one can use to  make the Skype experience a little more interesting.


    SuperTinTin is an excellent app for doing this. There's a free version that's fully functional but only records up to 5 minutes. If you want to record longer, you have to buy it for $29.95.

    Evaer for $20 is another good option. There's a trial version.

    Pamela for Skype is also popular - price is $33.

    Look at VodBurner if you want post-production features such as trimming, cutting, audio leveling, transitions, adding background music, adding external images or videos, ability to create "show" templates for a consistent podcast "look", etc. It's $99 for the full version but free to try for 14 days. After the 14 days, you can only use it free for calls to other VodBurner users, and I believe some of the advanced features are disabled.

    Thursday, May 30, 2013

    Local Surveillance

    Video surveillance has been a job performed by local businesses, and when a crime is committed near or at the business the police would rely on the tapes from that business.



    iSee looks like a pretty good service to keep the prying eyes of government creeps to mind their own business.


    Here is some information about California red-light systems from HighwayRobbery.net. Take advantage of it if you can.  Bill Rounds is a good guy to follow on privacy concerns.

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    Build Your Content with WordPress Themes

    If you're using WordPress to build the content of your site, start here with WordPress themes.  That's what I did.

    Sunday, May 26, 2013

    TrapCall: Unmask Blocked Calls

    TrapCall.com

    FrostyBrain YouTube channel.

    HouseHoldHacker.com.  I do not know what this is, but I will definitely give it a once-over in the next few days and get back to you with a brief review.
    Here is their YouTube channel.

    IDTheftSecuirty.com is a site that is run and owned by CEO Robert Siciliano 

    Some hacker sites.

    Privacyrights.org
    Pioneer.net

    How to use *57 to trace phone calls.

    Saturday, May 25, 2013

    eBay, Amazon, Thrift Stores

    A few products that are selling on eBay and Amazon.

    Roomba

    Here is a good test to see if the gold in the jewelry you buy is real gold or an alloy.  The same thing applies to  silver.

    Below is a list of thrift stores in the Alhambra, CA area.


    1.  218 West Main, Alhambra, 91801
    2.  101 East Main Street, Alhambra, 91801
    3.  1726 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
    4.  Justbox is a consignment store in Alhambra, 91801, located at 1306 S. Garfield Ave.
    5.  La Milan is a consignment store, located at 9040 Telstar, Suite 138, in El Monte.  This place looks like they sell mostly expensive women's accessories.


    View Larger Map

    6.  Here is a more comprehensive list of thrift stores in the area.
    7.  Here is another list, called yardsalesearch.com.


    Excellent Tips from Bill Myers on How to Sell on eBay:
    If you want to sell on eBay, here's what I'd suggest:

    1. Get a decent pocket photo camera.

    2. Sign up for an eBay account

    3. Sign up for a PayPal account

    4. Buy at least 20 low cost items on eBay using your payPal account. $1 items are OK. The goal is to get a eBay feedback score of at least 20 before you start selling anything

    5. Visit http://hotlister.com and scroll through the different eBay categories until you see one that interests you.

    6. From the category you choose, see what items have the most watchers and bids. Make a mental note of that.

    7. Go to your nearest goodwill store, and look for items that match those on the hotlist. Especially women's clothes and jewelry.

    8. Buy a few items, clean them up, take photos of them, and list on eBay. This will give you experience in taking photos, creating eBay listings, and handling eBay sales.

    9. Keep doing this until you find a niche.

    FYI: The free eBay Insider newsletter has some very interesting success stories. Find it athttp://pages.ebay.com/sellerinformation/news/insiderfeb2012.html#sellersuccess

    Bill
    MessagePosted By
     Carnac

    And here Bill offers a few more items that sell well.

    ANOTHER STRATEGY FOR SELLING THRIFT STORE ITEMS ON eBAY

    From a member at bmyers.com:
    A thread on another forum got me thinking about "incompletes". It was a comment about missing game pieces, but that also made me think about other things that come in "sets" - like china, silverware, etc - and also how cheaply things often sell in thrift stores and especially garage sales when something is missing from a set.

    So I trucked over to eBay and was astonished to not only to see the very same missing game piece for sale - but that the auction was being actively viewed and followed. Then I noticed several other pieces from the same game for sale by the same seller, and I knew that they were parting out the game (even the board), and if even only half of the items sell, they'll get much more than if they tried to sell the game "as is" in a garage sale. Or maybe...just maybe...they picked up the game for next to nothing with that very strategy in mind!

    So, I have an incomplete set of nice Noritake china that came to me from a distant family member. It has no sentimental value to me per se (no one else in the family wanted it, so I took it) and it's a service for 12 that has enough pieces missing that you'd be lucky to set a table for 6. It's been stashed under the house for years, and I wouldn't get much if I tried to sell it as a set, but just maybe...

    ...and maybe I won't overlook those "parts missing" items I see going for next to nothing at garage sales anymore!

    Forms

    Friday, May 24, 2013

    Sunday, May 19, 2013

    Bill Myers on Doubling the Speed of Your Computer

    Bill Myers explains how to double the speed of your computer in 5 minutes or less
    Bill Myers


    Recently, PC SPY conducted tests to determine which common programs cause Windows computers to slow down the most.

    The worst offender?

    Norton Internet Security, which slowed down the test computer by a whopping 58 percent!
    Other offenders in the top 5 included:

    1)  1000 installed fonts
    2)  Kaspersky Internet Security
    3)  Yahoo Messenger
    4)  AOL
    5)  Instant Messenger

    By removing or disabling these 5 programs, you could see an immediate 60% or better increase in speed, without spending a dime.

    My advice . . . if these programs are installed on your computer, remove them. And in the case or Norton, replace it with the Free Windows Defender which can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

    My comments:
    What I don't understand is the difference between an anti-virus software and a CCleaner, like Piriform or FileHippo.  Another tool that came recommended was Mike Lin's Startup CPL

    Thursday, May 9, 2013

    Bill Myers on How YouTube Pays for Videos

    YouTube earnings are paid on a ad view basis, so more important than the number of videos you have is the number of views those videos get and the type of ads that are shown on the videos and whether the ads are clicked on or viewed for the length of the ad.

    As a rule of thumb, you can figure $1.00 earnings per 1,000 views - but that could change drastically depending on the video topic, and the type of ads shown.

    So, you could have just one video on YouTube and if it got a million views, YouTube might pay you $1,000 in ad revenue.

    Or you might have 100 videos that get a total of a million views, and still earn that $1,000 in revenue.

    Or you might earn $1000 on just 100,000 views - if many of the viewers click the ads or let the 30 second preroll ad fully run.

    So more important than the number of videos, is the type of ads you choose, the number of views, and how people react to the ads.

    Tuesday, May 7, 2013

    Andrew Auernheimer

    Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Defense Fund.  Andrew's pseudonym is weev.  Kind of cool.


    Yuan Rises 1% Against the US Dollar

    Important article by Gary North on central banks inflating currencies around the world as a way to manage business and profit for large commercial banks.  For the local, neighborhood banks and customers, we're left out in the cold, the very recessionary cold.

    The race to the bottom is on. The central banks are on a collision course with reality. It is not possible to fund businesses if the central banks are buying government debt. The commercial banks are not lending to small businesses. So, only big businesses are able to raise money. Big business and big government are doing just fine. Main Street isn’t.


    Thursday, May 2, 2013

    Sliders: Slider Revolution

    Slider Revolution looks like a very good product, at least much better than the slider that I use.  I am going to give this one a try.  This slider allows you to click on live links, so that is good.  Slider Revolution.  Give it a try.

    Thursday, April 25, 2013

    Why the Topic of Blackmail?

    Because I see so many people practicing it online.  Yeah.  Particularly on Facebook.  Cousins, siblings, old friends do make references to regrets of friends, in their minds playfully, but in the context of a forum, a virtual room where we can imagine everyone hearing and seeing, well, it's not so playfully.  Not everyone can handle humiliation as well as the next guy.  But again, I see the joking on Facebook the most.  Some people make general and sweeping attacks in the hopes that the general attack will stick to the single individual or pair or trio who is the target.  See, it's just confusing.  I say stop Facebooking.  Take your self-ownership back and don't let people own you online.  The topic of blackmail is interesting precisely because it is so prevalent.  Some people prefer fewer friends because they don't want to make themselves vulnerable to someone else for fear that a detail could get used against them.  I really liked this video by a 19-year old on blackmail. It was thoughtful. She pointed out what horrible feelings of guilt can arise from acting on blackmail. I don't know. The people I've seen unleash blackmail on others have not been so kind and so sensitive as this young lady.
    Andrea Weckerle makes some interesting points, but I can't see how she will have a following with this given the first amendment. People are somewhat free to say what they want. Her Twitter account is here.

    This is another site that deals with blackmail.

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    Got Time?

    Nice clock feature.



    San Gabriel

    Animation Software

    Flash animation software Vectorian Giotto.  Never heard of it until Brian T. mentioned it. 


    My understanding was that most new computers come with Adobe Flash player.  That's probably true, but they don't come with Adobe Flash Animation.  

    In addition to Vectorian Giotto, there is KoolWizard and KoolMoves.

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013

    ALFA Network

    Here's how to install your ALFA Network
    For What Do You Use ALFA Network?

    Saturday, April 20, 2013


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    Friday, April 19, 2013

    On Buying a Car

    Bill Myers on buying a car . . . 

    When it comes to Toyota pickups, the ones that are in the highest demand with the best resale value are the 2000-2004 Toyota Tacoma Double Cabs with the V6 engine. Look for the prerunner model, in unmodified condition (no big tires) and no rust, with less than 125,000 miles.

    If you find one under $8000, you can quickly turn it for a profit.

    When it comes to Toyota Prius, look for 2005 and newer with less than 100,000 miles.

    When buying cars for resale, avoid cars that have been owned by smokers, or have been modified by their owners. Look for vehicles that have been owned and driven by adults, and have maintenance records.

    Don't be tempted to buy just on price. The condition of the vehicle is what's really important.

    I usually find the best deals on my local Craigslist.

    Digital Marketer


    Thursday, April 18, 2013

    YouTube Video File Formats

    These are the video files that YouTube supports:

    • .MOV
    • .MPEG4
    • .AVI
    • .WMV
    • .MPEGPS
    • .FLV
    • 3GPP
    • WebM

    Saturday, April 6, 2013

    Stuart Atkins

    Excellent article by Stuart Atkins at Atkins Marketing.

    Find customers, audit a small business's marketing.

    Consider how to maximize the following tools and topics:

    SEO
    direct marketing
    back end marketing
    YouTube

    How To Make a Brochure


    Organize Computer Files


    Thursday, March 28, 2013

    Thursday, March 14, 2013

    How to Remove Content from Google

    How to remove photographic content from Google.  Great video if you need help on this.

    And if you happen to see this video, let me know what you think.  I've got to add a few additional slides to it.  But let me know.


    Robotstxt.org

    Read this when you have time.


    Royalty Free Music

    Here is a short list:

    1.  Kevin MacLeod's Incompetech
    2.  Vimeo music store.

    Wi-fi Adapter


    Check out this wi-fi adapter.

    Bill Myers offers important reminders:

    Wifi amplifiers don't have firewalls built in.  They are just signla amplifiers.

    But as you suggested, anytime you are using public wifi, you'd want to make sure the firewall in your laptop's operating system is turned on and active.

    Here is another wifi booster.

    Music

    Stock Animation Footage

    Stock animation footage.

    Monday, March 11, 2013

    File 2012 Taxes by April 15, 2013

    Filing taxes?  How to do it online?

    Start here
    To file your federal taxes online, start here.  You need to complete your federal tax form before you start in on your California, or state, form.

    If you need forms, this is the place to go: IRS forms.

    For California taxes, file here.  File here for California.

    The Arcadia Library did not have any 1099-R IRS forms, nor did the Pasadena Main Branch Library have any.  In the old days, they used to carry these forms, all the forms that people needed.

    You cannot always download forms from the IRS site because the online versions of the form do not have the embedded bar code required by the IRS.  And then your local libraries and post offices don't carry all the forms you might need.  So what do you do to get the forms approved by the IRS?  You order them directly from the IRS.  You have to call them or initiate an online chat to get these forms.

    I ordered some forms from the IRS website yesterday.  I'd read on one page that each form would cost .25.  When I asked that the

    WHERE DO I MAIL MY CALIFORNIA TAX REFUND?
    Open here.

    WHERE DO I MAIL MY FEDERAL RETURNS?
    Open here.