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.

 

Why Blog?

whyblogIt’s funny how many times over the years that I have heard people tell me and others that you need to get “yourself” out there so that others know you – branding “you” is the best way to do this.  Why Blog?  Well let me tell you the reasons that I do and then would love to hear comments on why others blog.

The main reason that I blog is that it gives me a chance to talk to people like you that I don’t always get to on a daily basis – you know the hi, how are you, what you been doing.  Over the years, as you work more online you meet more and more people and it’s hard to keep the personal touch and this is a way that I have found to keep the personal touch.  Me being me – just talking to you like you were setting right here in front of me.

opinionThe next reason is that it gives me a chance to write a review about a new product, site, or tool that I feel needs to be talked about – my way of shouting to the world that his is or is not worth talking about.  AND yes I do not always write positive reviews and the best part about blogging is it’s yours and your opinion and don’t have to be approved by anyone.

For me another reason that I enjoy blogging is that I even get people added to my list without much effort and here is how.  Over the years in learning to brand “myself”, I have learned that blogging is one of the resources that keep giving you results back when you least expect them.  You would be amazed at how many times I have had someone contact me from a post that was done years ago.

google-search-840x560Now this reason is going to sound strange but you know the saying about walking the walk and talking the talk – well I feel that blogs can do this.  When I have someone that I have never met, I Google them just to see what they know and gives me an idea their level of education with online marketing.  The back side to this is if you meet someone that makes it sound too good to be true, Google them especially if they tell you they have been working online for x amount of years – it will be there.

Well I saved the best for last – Why Blog?  EDUCATION  Over the years, I have learned so much by reading others blogs and believe me there is not many things that you cannot put into Google Search and read about.  This has come in so handy for me over the years in answering questions from others – instead of just answering ONE person – blogging your answer will help others also.

commentNow I’m sure there are many reasons out there on Why Blog and can’t wait to hear from all of you yours – don’t be shy

Just write your comment like I sitting across from you and listening because I AM

Prepare – are you ready?

prepareWell finally I can set at this desk long enough to get this post done as I have been wanting to do this for awhile now.  Most of us don’t like to think about this but I do feel that it’s one that everyone should think about Prepare – are you ready?

Most of you know that I have been having health issues and was scheduled to have my thyroid out and was told this was a 24 hours in the hospital and back home.  WRONG, well at least for me.  My 1 day turned into 9 days and when you have an online business you know that you are open 24/7 and 365 days of the year.  Did you prepare – are you ready to be gone from your business that long?

Luckily, preparations were made and things went somewhat smooth – the site stayed afloat, new members joined and I didn’t run out of credits while I was gone.  Lot of times I hear people talk about all the credits that they have built up and this is ONE time that I was glad that I had and had them assigned.

Now for the unexpected?  Prepare – are you ready?  This one took me off guard as I was not as prepared for this one as I went into ER thinking they would give me something for the pain and send me home – wow I was sure surprised to hear that I was going to have to have emergency surgery and this time have my gallbladder removed.

sickcat2The reason that I’m explaining all this as this happened just 36 days later that I was back in for a 2nd surgery and why I want everyone to Prepare and get yourself ready as you really don’t know when things like this can happen.

When emergencies strike and they will and do – Prepare – are you ready?

One Day One Step At A Time

quote-big-achievements-come-one-small-advantage-at-a-time-one-step-at-a-time-one-day-at-time-jim-rohn-92-98-79So often I’m asked how do I get this done and that done and how do I keep up with the things that I do.  Well my answer is very simple one day one step at a time.

Thru the years,  the key to all this falling into place is still simple – find something that you love doing and everything else falls into place.  Is it hard work?  Well I have to answer that with two answers – yea and no.

No I didn’t loose my mind – if you define hard work as long hours, showing up daily, and keep going because you believe in what you are doing then my answer is yes.  But on the other hand – if you find something you love doing, something that the more you do – the more you want to do and you dream about all the things you want to do – then my answer is no.

Keeping this in mind, sometimes a day can get overwhelming and lot of times will not go in the direction that you expected when you started out. So that is why I just keep taking one day one step at a time.

So when you feel like you are stuck in life, you don’t have the energy to keep trying or you are being discouraged by others – hang in there – take one day one step at a time – you will get there.

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Are you living your life with no regrets?

WOW I just came across couple videos that I think the whole world needs to see and just had to share – this is a real eye opener and should be for all.  Are you living your life with no regrets?

Sometimes a person just needs to step back and look at YOUR life as everyone just gets so caught up in your daily activities – at the end will you be able to say I lived my dream or will you have regrets.

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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.