Saturday, December 19, 2009

Get money for tweeting

Just found Sponsored Tweets, looks as though I may get $1 per tweet? let's give it a try and see what happens...

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Thomas and the dazzling zazzle machine...

Just noticed Thomas has updated the transactions in the double you money spreadsheet, and has made over $4 in zazzle sales, great work! Via his triathlon inspired slogans! You are the man...

Unfortunately, I haven't made any sales as of yet, maybe mesh trucker caps aren't the best product for Christmas?? It is pretty cold here in the UK, maybe a thick jumper/sweater would have done better.

I haven't got the leader board to update automatically in the online version yet, although I do have this working excel, I will manually update the leader board tonight and try to get the auto-updating one working online tonight as well.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Not very impressed and don't think it can be done

Went to a Christmas party last night and was chatting with one of the managers from work who is intrigued by my challenge.

Every time she sees me, she asks how much am I up to now, and whenever I say an amount she is always unimpressed. In her own words "I like results" and "getting from £1 to £18 isn't particularly impressive."

But basically last night was saying how she didn't think I would be able to go from 2k to 4k in the last month and would probably find the last few months difficult too. Although no wager was placed - we shook on a bet - that I wouldn't reach my 1 year target, I confidently took the bet - I will go to £4k...

I think the point is - doubling your money at any amount is not impressive... IT'S INCREDIBLE!

For anyone that normally has any form of job that isn't about growing something for themselves is but swapping a large majority of their time directly for a value of money placed upon either justly or unjustly (over or under valuing your time) - is a system of exchange - you help build a better company in exchange for your time and an amount of money. Doubling comes from a completely different mind set or paradigm.

The difficultly of an amount is purely within the realms of how hard do you think something is. Much like when Roger Bannister broke the 4 minute mile, a great achievement in itself, the first man recorded to break through a perceived human limit, no one could quite achieve it before he did it - I wonder how many it can't be done conversations happened before that point in time, 10, 100, 1000, 1 million?? But shortly after a number of people did it. What happened? Why did people that couldn't do it previously start to think that they could just because someone else had.

It is the easiest thing in the world to nay say, it takes no energy from the speaker, when people around you make attempts to move out of where you currently are vacating together, what does that to the naysayer, that there is something wrong with where they are, that's obviously preposterous, and would required energy to consider let alone attempt something like that for yourself. It's far easier to say nay - It can't be done! Then if for any reason the person expending all the energy and learning all the lessons fails, again with no effort they can say those reassuring words "I told you so!" - It's beautiful!. Robert Kiyosaki in one of his Rich Dad Poor Dad books talks about the "Hawaiian Black Crabs" - described in more detail in the link.

I love naysayers, why? because it means you have got something right, you are not stagnant, you are challenging people around you by challenging yourself and taking some action.

Like the runners following Roger Bannister: Are there examples of people/companies that make £2000 in one month, examples of people/companies that make £500,000 in one month, 5 million per month - all a resounding - Yes - absolutely!

Yes it can and will be done by not just me but many others doublers also!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

DYMC Blog widget stripping and simplified layout

Since watching the Kevin Rose video, I have added a Leaderboard for the people taking part in the challenge, I have also started to take a look at how many 'features'/widgets I had installed on this blog. After getting Firefox PageSpeed Addon, I realised just how slow my page was coming down.

I have made a number of changes and simplifications to this blog layout.

Including  simple tab browsing, from at the top rather than the DYMV Links LHN widget which was taking up important first hit real estate on my site.

I had already removed the amazon affliate banner at the bottom.

I have now removed the facebook connect widget, simplified the Other Doublers, no images and last post snippets. I have also removed the zazzle side bar widget and put it as a seperate post to link from via the tabs.

I have also moved my sprinklepenny badge upto the top of the page, to wear my badge proudly just incase regular viewers want to start helping out my challenge by signing up with them.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

DYMC Zazzle Shop

create & buy custom products at Zazzle

Google Adsense Payments

Just checked and I have now received payment of £9.58 from Google Adsense advertising for the first 3 months (Sept - Nov 2009) from the hopefully reasonably subtly blog Ads, I have decided to include this in my challenge total as it is directly related.

I have entered it as a transaction - this puts me at the top of the Leaderboard, ahead of "Essex Girl" and means I am still around 1 month ahead of target, my own initial acceleration appears to have been eaten up by time, need to take more actions to move forward...

Monday, December 7, 2009

'Busiest day' for online shopping

Apparently today has been predicted to be the busiest online shopping, day, enough time for delivery pre-Xmas - get lastminute items ordered quick!


fingers crossed zazzle shop - work your long tail magic!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Kevin Rose Video and new DYMC Leaderboard

After watching the following video from Kevin Rose of Digg

Taking your Site from One to One Million Users by Kevin Rose from Carsonified on Vimeo.

I decided to add a new Leaderboard to the lefthand bar on the blog, this is based on the transactions people enter, so please keep this uptodate.

Also after watching the video, starting to think what features I can strip from the page as it is certainly getting heavy, I have already removed an amazon affliate banner at the bottom of the page, think I really need tabs across the top of the page with the DYMC Links + blog + Leaderboard at the top of the page to clean stuff up.