The Online Entrepreneur Magazine
apologize for not publishing the Boomer eZine last weekend, but Linda and I
enjoyed ourselves in San Antonio with Justin, our second son, Mary, his wife,
and Allison, our five month old grand daughter.
I am the proverbial proud grandfather.
Since this is a text newsletter, and I cannot embed pictures, I have
posted a picture of me holding Allison for the world to see at
Visit us there and see the most beautiful grandchild in the world!
this week, our manufacturing plant has been starting a new model of shipping
container. I have not had anytime of
my own to devote to writing the eZine. I
want everyone to understand that being a Boomer Entrepreneur by my definition
allows for the schedules to be slipped and deadlines to be missed occasionally.
The idea is to make money without being a slave to your business.
Answer to the Question, “What do I sell on eBay?”
Cockrum, author of the best selling eBook, The Silent Sales Machine Hiding on
eBay just released another video which he makes available to people who have
bought his best selling book. This
video discusses creating videos and selling them on eBay.
The first video is about a man who sells plans for making a chicken coop.
That’s right, chicken house plans on eBay.
He sells a lot of them at $25 each. The
next video is by a lady who makes hair ribbons.
She has created the video to teach people how to make hair ribbons.
The last video is on how to bar-b-que great ribs.
This one also sells well.
cannot do the video justice with the written word so I recommend that you
purchase Jim’s book to get all the great advice that it contains and also
receive the continuing eBay information that he adds to his support page.
Also, if you do not subscribe to his weekly newsletter, “Creative eBay
Selling Newsletter”, you are missing the best information about eBay that is
available. The link to subscribe to
the newsletter and to buy Jim’s book is http://www.silentsalesmachine.com. Jim has a 100% no questions asked
return policy so you can get the book and later get your money back if it is not
what you expected to receive.
have personally attended a class taught by Jim, and I can personally vouch for
his sincerity in trying to help others succeed on the Internet.
He is also a fine family man and a quality person.
He and his wife have adopted two of their three children.
They run a free advisory service for people wanting to adopt children
from foreign countries.
eLance for Projects on the Internet
the last couple of weeks, I have moved the site for www.boomer-entrepreneur.com
to a more reliable web host service. All
of the transfer went fine except the Boomer_Forum which has had all kinds of
problems. I am using phpBB open
source software for hosting this site, and I do not understand enough about it
to manage the move myself. I also
inflicted additional problems on myself my choosing to upgrade the software to
the newest version during the move. I
finally decided that I needed help and posted a job on eLance as follows:
Experience in maintaining a phpBB site is a prerequisite to bidding on this project.
received four bids in 24 hours. The
bids were from
is the fourth project that I have posted on eLance.
The first one was for translation in Italian.
This connected me with a charming university graduate student who has
helped me with translation and the understanding of Italian customs and culture.
The second was a project to develop a logo for the Boomer sites.
The logo is complete and on the Boomer-eZine site now.
The third project is in progress. It
is to build a website for reviewing eBooks.
The fourth is the project to move the forum.
feeling about eLance is that it is an invaluable resource for working on the
Internet. If you do not use it to
help solve your problems, you will not progress well in being a Boomer
Entrepreneur. My recommendation is
to go to eLance now and sign up as a user at http://www.elance.com.
It does not cost anything to register and you can learn about eLance at
the site. When you get there, click
on the Outsource Your Project Today – “Learn More” button.
This will give you all the information that you need on using eLance.
sometime I have been studying the website called Site Build It (SBI).
This is a fully integrated service that helps you decide on a niche
market, helps you research the keywords for the market, helps you decide on an
effective domain name, registers the domain name, has on-line tools to help
build your website, hosts the site, manages the submission to search engines,
and on and on and on. My hesitation
on signing up with it is the price tag of $299 per year.
more I have researched this, the more I am convinced that it is false economics
to not use this site. SBI adverting
states that there are 56.1 million website on the Net and 35% of the SBI sites
are in the top one percent, 53% are in the top two percent and 62 percent are in
the top three percent. These
are impressive statistics.
have decided to take the money back guarantee and set up a site on SBI to see if
it is as good as advertised. If it
is, this will be a great site for Boomers to use to set up websites since it
does so much of the work automatically. I
will keep you posted on my impressions of Site Build It.
If you want to check it for yourself, go to http://www.sitebuildit.com.
is all for this issue. Linda and I
have been invited by our good friends to spend the weekend with them at their
beach home at
next time, stay tuned.
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