Abbreviations and Acronyms

In the world of texting and people wanting to communicate faster the world of abbreviations and acronyms have appeared.  Well I don’t know about you but I remember when I first seen these – I was clueless – so thought this would make an interesting post – so here goes.

Most of you already have seen LOL (laughing out loud) at one time or the other but here are some that you might have seen, might want to use and impress people that you know them

AFK Away from Keyboard ASAP As Soon as Possible
AKA Also known as ASL Age / Sex / Location?
BTW By the Way B3 Blah, Blah, Blah
B/C Because B4YKI Before You Know it
C&P Copy and Paste BRB Be right Back
CU See you CTN Cannot talk now
DIY Do it Yourself CUS See You Soon
FAQ Frequently asked Questions GR8 Great
FWIW For what it’s Worth IDC I Don’t Care
FYI / JFYI (Just) For your Information IDK I Don’t Know
IDK I don’t know ILU / ILY I Love You
IMHO In my Humble Opinion J/K Just Kidding
IMO In my Opinion JTLYK Just to Let You Know
IOW In other Words L8R Later
N/A Not Available / Applicable MYOB Mind Your Own Business
NOYB None of your Business NAZ Name, Address, ZIP
NRN No Reply Necessary NC No Comment
OMG Oh my God NM Never Mind / Nothing Much
POV Point of View NP No Problem
ROTFL Rolling on the Floor Laughing NVM Never Mind
TBA To be Announced OIC Oh, I See
TBC To be Continued / To be Confirmed OTL Out to Lunch
TGIF Thanks God, its Friday SLAP Sounds like a Plan
THX TNX Thanks SO Significant Other
TYVM Thank You Very Much TMI Too Much Information
TTYL Talk to you Later W8 Wait
WFM Works for Me WB Welcome Back
WTH What the Hell / What the Heck WYWH Wish You Were Here
YMMD You made my Day XOXOXOX Hugs, Kisses, …

Now this is a small sample of the ones that I have run across or use – there are many, many more out there and believe me your kids know them.  So hope that this helps when you run into some of these Abbreviations and Acronyms  in some of the Skype rooms.

Please leave comments with some that you use or have heard that is not on the list – I would love to learn more.

PayPal vs Payza

This last year has been a challenge with the battle of the payment processors – PayPal vs Payza.  With the changes that Paypal made most of us have been forced to find other payment processors.

As many of you have seen, PayPal changed its terms and many of the traffic exchanges were told they could not use PayPal anymore. This is why you seen so many adding new payment processors and thus Payza, Solid Trust Pay, Perfect Money, Payeer, Stripe, Payline, and many Bitcoin sites.

Most of you who have been around for a while were leery about Payza because of past dealings with AlertPay – but we have to learn to adjust and go with the flow.  Life deals you things that you don’t like sometimes but you have to move on to survive.

Now I know it’s not been easy for members with Payza and the fees are higher than with PayPal.  Some sites have not been approved yet, some have had problems getting their bank approved and the excuses for NOT wanting to use Payza go on and on.

Well I have been one of them….. my bank was not accepted and I didn’t have a MasterCard Credit Card – my only card was Visa which was not accepted either.  So I can relate to all the frustration that I have been hearing!  Here is what I have found that is working for me.

I applied for a PayPal Debit Card and it happens to be a MasterCard.  Since most of my money still comes through PayPal – it doesn’t matter anymore.   I have added my PayPal Debit Card to Payza, so when I need money in Payza I just use it.

So if you are having issues with Payza like I did – this might be an option for you so that you can start getting your money through Payza.  AND yes, I only put in and keep in Payza, what is needed — like many others I also lost my money when it was AlertPay.

Another feature that I enjoy with my PayPal Debit Card is the 1% cash back that is deposited right in your PayPal account – always nice logging in and finding that surprise.  Because of the 1% cash back, I now have been using this card more and more and you can use it anywhere offline or online that takes MasterCard.

I hope this will help clear up some misconceptions. I also hope that more of you will try Payza as this new way of paying and collecting your earnings is here.

 

Basics of Your Online Business

It’s really been strange over the years listening to people wanting to earn online but yet they are looking for the BIG RED EASY BUTTON and that does now exist.  Having run an offline business for more than 25 years and online business for more than 10 years – I want to explain what I feel is the Basics of Your Online Business.

It’s sad listening to people complain about not making any money but yet when you ask them some questions and find out that they are not really treating what they are doing like a business.  So I’m going to run through some of the basics that I think anyone reading this and wanting  to earn online needs to hear.

Think about it – in the offline world if you wanted to earn money and have your own business – what would you do first – you would need a NAME, building, budget for the utilities, budget for advertising, inventory, customers, etc. – you get the idea

Now keep this in mind with your online business and the NAME – that is your domain name of your business.  How do YOU want people to find YOU  you could buy the domain of yourname.com and become a blogger.  If you want to invest in a script and have a traffic exchange, mailer, safelist, etc. then you need to still get your domain name.

You bought domain and now what – well you need to get your site out on the internet and this is no different than paying for a building for your offline business – see I relate the online this way – you need HOSTING – your online building

Now that you have your building you have to have a budget for the utilities and in my “zaney” mind – to me that was the autoresponder, tracker, etc.  As you are growing your business you need a way to talk to your members (customers) and you need to a way to track what is working for you – otherwise you are just throwing money out the door.

Talking about budget for advertising, I don’t know if you have ever dealt with offline advertisers but ads are prime real estate with the prices they charge,  This is where graphics come in for your site and where you are going to advertise.

AND if you think that having your own business is rolling in money – think again and thus the reason for this article.  If you are serious about having your own business, then you need to have money to invest in YOUR business.

Without these things you are going to be one of the people wondering WHY I’m not earning.  Remember this is just my way of looking at things but if you want to earn online these are things that you need to think about.

ONE more thing as I’m see that I’m getting long winded – you have your business open for business – don’t just open the doors and expect people to flood in without getting the word out AND don’t leave the doors open and never be around.

OK ONE more thing – people want to see the owner, they want to get to know you and see that you are serious about your business.  So take the time to update the default pages that came with your script – otherwise your members are just going to think this is same ole same ole.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT is not something you ignore – this is how you build that relationship with your members.  Bottom line, you are going to have to learn to wear many hats and some can handle it but if you think you can’t then maybe you should just become a shopper (affiliate) and yes offline people do earn money for just being a shoppers.

Hope this opens some eyes and you – ONLY YOU – have to decide do you really want an online business.  Remember online businesses are open 365 days a year – 24/7

 

Prioritize With Income Producing Activities

This is a subject that I hear so many talk about all the time – Prioritize.  First I would like to give you the definition of Prioritize to list or rate (projects, goals, etc.) in order of priority.  Now you are wondering How To Prioritize – well let me tell you a story that opened my eye the other day.

During a webinar the other day, there was ONE thing that was so important and a real eye opener for me – yea even me – as we all can get distracted and loose our focus and then wonder why the money is not coming in like it use to.

When this happens to you, the things that you need to do is go back and see what you are doing and the Prioritize it starting with Income Producing Activities.  Ouch, I know that hurt, huh?  It did for me as I was watching what I was doing and got in the rut of just clicking, doing promos, and keeping Zaney Clicks out there.  Now don’t get me wrong that is very important BUT is is not where most of my income was coming from.

Bet that one shocked you also as most think that because you own a Traffic Exchange that you are rolling in money.  Most of the time the money you bring in goes right back out for the operating costs but that could be another whole blog post.

If you ask other, each will have a different list of Income Producing Activities.  So how do you get this list – it’s simple – go back to your payment processor and click on payments received and then put those sites on YOUR Prioritize List.  I think after you do this you will be surprised just like I was and will then realize what YOU need to do.

Now for me this was a real eye-opener and I have been working very hard this week to get back on focus – thus the reason for this over-due blog post.  Now your Income Producing Activity could be as simple as clicking your PTC sites like Clixsense  like a friend of mine – that is the first thing he does everyday before reading any emails, Skype messages or going to Facebook.

So like I said everyone has their own Income Producing Activities – now take a look at what you have been doing and find out if the non-money making things have distracted you.

 

Easy Street Just Arrived – Viral Ad Coop Network

easy-street-sign-words-printed-50309583Most of you that I believe in not keeping all your eggs in one basket and that is why you have seen me using traffic exchanges, mailers, text ad exchanges and yes even paid to click.  Well easy street just arrived for you if you have ever wanted to test the waters with your advertising.

Before you even think about your advertising, I have to ask you to go back to your “why” are you here online – why do you use traffic exchanges, mailers, text ad exchanges or paid to click.

If you are chasing prizes then don’t waste your time on reading the rest of this post as this is NOT written for you.  If your “why” is that you want to earn money, build your list and get referrals – well keep reading.

Some of the sites that I have been using is a combo of all the above advertising venues and now the owners have just created what I feel is easy street for this variety of sites.  A headquarters for all these sites in one simple easy program.  Ok I’m not going to keep you in suspense any longer it’s called Viral Ad Coop Network.

This is why easy street has arrived – you can now join and fill in your downline to the rest of their sites and promote all of them with Viral Ad Coop Network.   Now I know why are you thinking wow another program but this one gives you a chance to not put all your eggs in one basket.

Here is the eggs that will be in your basket
Viral Text Ad Coop
Viral Banner Ad Coop
Viral TE Coop
Viral Solo Ad Coop
Viral PTC Coop

DiversifyIf you are not getting the advertising results that you are looking for maybe it’s time to spice things up and diversify.  Now how is that for easy street and here is one of the best features.  With the awesome OTO and this is just one of the many benefits that I just love and want to share with you.  Click this link and look at the ONE url that you can use for promoting all the sites above.  Viral Ad Coop Network

Oh I’m not done – there is ONE more awesome thing with this page – you get to put YOUR favorite program in and it also rotates along with the other eggs in your basket.
Just think about the credits that you would save with just using ONE url vs trying to promote all six of these programs.

This is just a small amount of the benefits with this program – so join me now and I will make you a deal.  To add your favorite site, you will need a 440×250 image – I will make you one and even host it for you.  Shhhhhhhhhhhh don’t tell anyone about the money you can earn with these sites – that will be our little secret.

Before you click – READ THIS

With all the spoof emails, phishing emails, and more and more people trying to get your info on to their list – thought I would write before you click – Read this

Today I got in my yahoo email and thought I show you what to do if you get an email like this and what I do when I get these.

paypalemailThere are a few things that I want to point out in this email and the first is the Paypal logo – this can be easily copied and put in emails.

The 2nd thing is the Dear – most of the time people will use customer and Paypal knows your name and if it is not your name then it’s not from Paypal.

judgingcatNEVER CLICK THE LINK in an email like this – the first thing you should do is go to your Paypal account and see if any of the info is true.  You can look it up by the transaction ID, the dollar amount, the date of the transaction and after seeing that this is a fake email – then this is what I do to help Paypal, credit card companies, banks emails catch these people.

In yahoo you can click on more at the top of your emails and click on view header and copy all that info and then click on forward and copy that into in the email and send it to spoof@paypal.com.  With this header info, this give their fraud department something to use to help track down where this came from.

Now in gmail, in an email getting the header info is little more tricky I think.  When you are in the email to the right of the replay/forward the more button you are looking for is there – a drop down menu.  From that drop down menu you can just click on report phishing or you can get the full header by clicking on showing original.

Hope that this info helps you to be a little more careful before you click – read this and remember that this is the time of the year that more and more of this will pop up in your emails.

Clean up Your Gmail Folders on Auto

Years ago, I wrote a blog post on how to organize your gmail with filters and I googled and found the blog post and if you have not learned how to do this – you can read about it here  How would you like to organize your emails in your gmail account?

WWRN_Email_091013Well today I want to show you how to clean up your gmails on Auto and if you are like me that have a folder created for each mailer that you are a member of.  Well it can be a bit overwhelming and a never ending job keeping them cleaned out.

First before you create this new filter login to each site and see if the emails can be read on site and yes this will be time consuming but you are sure going to thank me in the long run.  I have found that not all sites will give you a choice to read on site and stop the emails and if they don’t this is what you can do.

Go to your gmail and click on one of the emails like you are going to create a filter and this is actually what you are doing – a new filter for the same file.  Once you know that you can click on the site and get your credits – set up your filter like in the above blog post just click the delete this time.

After you have all that clicked then you can save this filter and what it does is keeps that folder clean and sends it to trash on auto – pretty cool huh.  The only thing that I have seen is that my trash really feels up and I do have to empty it more often but at least I don’t have hundreds of folders full of emails.

Let me know how this works for as I’m loving this because going in a folder and deleting over 8,9 or 10,000 out of the folder takes forever it seems.  You are not only spending the time to clean them out – then you have empty the trash which is also time consuming.

How to Stay Organized With Your Traffic Exchanges

computercatHere is another one of those questions that I get asked over and over – most that know me also know that I belong to many traffic exchanges (TEs) and I’m going to let the secret out on how to stay organized with your traffic exchanges.

If you have joined many TEs like I have, you have tried spreadsheets, bookmarks and Speed Dial just to name a few I tried to stay organized.  Well did you know there is a site (tool I call it) out there that will show you how many unassigned credits you have at your sites, how many assigned credits you have without logging into all the sites you are a member of.

Now before I let the secret out of the bag let me tell you what else this ONE site/tool does for me.  It also tells me how many banner impressions I have assigned and unassigned.  Yea, it will tell you how many text impressions assigned and unassigned.  Pretty cool, huh?  No more chasing around to the sites to find out – now couldn’t you benefit from a site/tool like this.

fatcatmoneyWell I haven’t told you the best part yet – do you know how much you have earned in commissions on all the TEs you are a member of without chasing around again to see – well  for years I sure didn’t but now I know and I know it by signing into this ONE site/tool.  This site/tool also tells me the payout amounts for each site I have added and yea you can even login from this site/tool (once you have it set up) and do what you need to do. (assign credits, banner impressions, text impressions and even put in a payout request if that is required)

Wouldn’t a site/tool like this be a dream come true and save you soooooooo much time – you can see where you need to surf, where you need assign credits, where you need to request your commissions or know where you NEED to surf all from ONE site/tool.  Ok this site/tool is call TE Command Post.

Shocked you huh?  I know, it did me years ago when I first joined and I know like you – I never took the time to really look the site over as I was too busy chasing around trying to keep up with all the TEs that I was a member of.  One of my BIGGEST MISTAKES!

Now I know most of you surfers know about Commando Surf and the benefits of TECP for that reason but NOW you know the rest of the story.  Believe me it is worth taking the time to sign in and add the TEs referral id and your login info.  Just simply login and click on Traffic Exchanges – you can either start on page one OR just type in the TE that you want to add.  Do you have to join them all – the answer is know – just add the one that you are already a member of – that is the best starting point.

tecp banner

One more tip as there are lot of TEs listed and to narrow the ones down on the pages – on the first page look for this Only show traffic exchanges where I don’t have my referral ID entered.  There is a checkbox by it – you should check that and then the sites that you have entered will not keep showing – AGAIN another awesome benefit of this site/tool.

Ok now you know How to Stay Organized With Your Traffic Exchanges – look forward to seeing you in my downline and if you have any questions just message me.

Are You A Doer?

doer3So many people ask me all the time how can I do so much in a day, week, etc. and it’s because of a class that I took years ago and the ONE thing that I learned from that class is this quote  “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.”
Benjamin Franklin

With that in mind, are you a doer?
You might thing you are as for years, I thought I was too and then I realized that I kept putting off things, started making a list of things to do, and as I have gotten older even started thinking I’ll do it tomorrow and then CRS the next day because my brain forgot where it stored all that info – thus why the to do list lol.

When I first started working online, I had to train myself to “just do it” and not put things off otherwise they are not going to get done.  It’s so easy to stop what you are doing and maybe yak on Skype or while you are surfing – join a new site and get sidetracked.

Now are you a doer?  When you get a Skype notice, do you stop what you are doing and answer it or do you stay focused on what you were doing.
Do you join a new site, click the verification email and never set it up or even forget that you join this new site.  This is just a few examples of things I hear and have dealt with.

horseblinders2Well, this is just my opinion sometimes I feel that I have to put on blinders (you know the kind that they put on horses so that they stay focused – well some days you just have to put YOUR blinders on and stay focused.  This is how I get done what I get done – when I have something that I want or needs to get done then I grab my blinders and just get yer done.

So think about that the next time that your Skype notification light goes off – stay focused and be a doer – finish doing what you were doing and then mark it off your list of things to do before answering your message.

The next time that you sign up for a new site – finish the job – read the terms, get your downline builder filled in (ohhhhhh don’t whine – just do it – the day that you get 10 – 15 referrals in a row – you will thank me and yes  that does happen) then get your ads set up, your banners set up, your text set up, your profile set up, click the buttons on the site – you will be amazed at what you can learn if your just be a doer and READ about the site that you just join offers.

When you go to a new store or gift shop – you look around, check out all the things that they offer before making a decision to buy something, use that store or gift shop, or tell anyone else about what you found – these sites that you join should be no different.

Another thing that I have also learned that has help me be a doer is a daily schedule – no I’m not saying at 9AM  – I do this and at 10AM I do that – I’m saying a daily list of things that YOU need to do run your business and this will vary with each person.

Yea I know what you are thinking but I’m not a site owner so this don’t apply to me – you are wrong – if you are thinking this way then you need to go backtrack and think about “your why”

why2Well looks like I need to stop this post as I gave you enough to ponder here – I do think that after you think about it you will know the answer to this blog post …are you a doer

5 Things That Motivate Me

So often I get asked How do I put in all the hours that I do and don’t I ever get tired – well thought I would try and do a post about the 5 things that motivate me.  Actually, as I was preparing for this post I had a hard time narrowing it down to 5 as I so love working online that much.

change2As most of you know, I love helping others and that is probably the most enjoyable thing and believe me my number one that motivates me.  You see there is nothing more rewarding than having someone in your downline come to you and tell you how they are succeeding for the first time – their first referral, their first sale, etc. That will sure gets my adrenalin going and I want to help more and more and more.

With that in mind, I would have to say the 2nd would be being asked for help.  Why would that motivate me – it tells me that people have been watching, listening and trust me to even ask and that by far goes a long way in today’s world.  Do I know all the answers – NO but I do know enough people online that when I don’t know – I can ask around and will find an answer for you.

happycatSpeaking of trust, the same thing happens when I see people supporting my sites, promoting the sites.  You all have no idea what I look at behind the scenes at the sites and it’s not what the site brought in for money wise today – it’s who joined, where did they join from and why did they join.  All that info is important to me and motivates me to keep going, keep doing what I’m doing as it’s working – now that is motivation for me.

Now I know most of you reading this are wondering how I can know the why when someone joins that site – well this is just me but I have taken the time to set up a series of emails to new members and they get sent out about ever three days.  This is a teaching series that I have done up explaining the site, suggesting tools they will be needing etc. and from the response to those emails tells me what the person is looking for and how I can help them even more.

AND last but not least, most of you know by now that I love quotes, I love finding the positive out of everything – so yes I find motivation in reading quotes and wanted to share some of my favorites and believe me this was hard to narrow down to a few lol

”Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” –Audrey Hepburn

“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” – Eric Thomas

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”
– Og Mandino

“You don’t have to be great at something to start, but you have to start to be great at something”
– Zig Ziglar

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”
– Lao Tzu

 kick2And if you are someone that just needs one of these now and then – well here is yours .

DECIDE

COMMIT

SUCCEED