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Useful Internet Biz Tools Can Be Found In Unexpected Places

Useful Internet Biz Tools Can Be Found In Unexpected Places

Yes, I know it has been a very long time since I last posted anything in here. The trouble is, sometimes life runs away with you, sends over a few curve balls and… Well. I’m sure you know. Anyway, here I am again.

So, what’s this post all about?

I was doing some research related to – research. But not online business stuff, no, this was about formatting dissertations, writing up reference lists – educational sorts of things, when I came across a very interesting site called ‘Neils Tool Box‘. And he has some fascinating stuff in there – and not a price to be found!

There’s stuff for students, stuff for business and all free to use (he says so on the home page). There’s also a free stuff section. (Can’t quite work that one out yet, but what the heck.) If you write articles, want to write your first ebook (choose Kindle, by the way, it’s the best platform), research whatever, this looks like a great place to work from.

Neils Toolbox image

Anyway, want to write faster? Use the Speed Writer. Into ClickBank? – there’s a commission calculator. There’s a great one called Lazy Researcher – go check it out. And lots more. I can see me popping over to Neil’s a lot from now on.

I decided to write this post just after I found ‘Neils Tool Box‘ as I was so thrilled to find it. It just goes to show that there’s lots of non-online business stuff around which is very relevant to online biz. Pop over there and see what else you can find.

Three cheers to Neil!

I hope to be back here again very soon.




JohnnysIdeas and Passwords

I’ve just come across this fascinating site called JohnnysIdeas. It’s a free ‘Creative Idea Consulting Website’ – but looks as if he doesn’t mind accepting a donations if what he comes up with is useful. I think this could be a very useful little resource.

I found the site after I had visited Paula Brett’s Blog – she was explaining all about RSS feeds and this hit a nerve for me. I’ve just started using Squidoo and I hadn’t quite worked out how to set it up for RSS. You can see what she has written here. Paula has loads of really useful information in her Blog – hopefully I will too sometime.

My Squidoo Lens (their word for an article) is about the Best Way to Manage Passwords. I won’t re-write it all again, so here’s where it is. I’ve been many years working with computers and it sometimes fills me with terror when I see how careless intelligent people are with their passwords. I can understand new users getting it wrong as there’s lots to learn – but old hands really should know better!

More importantly is the need to find a secure way to look after all the passwords we need – and – to fill in all the different logins. Anyway, my lens describes a bit more, or if you want to know the answer now, then pop along to this site (and no, I’m not going to tell you here!)

So, it just goes to show how one thing can lead to another when you’re surfing (and potentially distract us from the job in hand – so back to my ebook writing it is).

Gxis la revido


Green issues – solar, wind and water.

I’ve been taking a short break from ‘normal’ business and been checking out the massively popular Digital Products Retailer, Wow! There’s a lot of interesting information in there. As a change from the usual computer stuff, here are some of the fascinating topics I came across today:

Until next time



Whilst happy to refer you to sites of interest, I can make no guarantees on the end result of anything you may discover and/or decide to participate in.

Information Overload

If you are anything like me, you have signed up for quite a few e-newsletters from all sorts of people. I mainly concentrate on Internet Marketing, but I also have some which are strictly non-commercial or just IT/Computer related. And of course the daily news from the BBC with my own selection of topics. I especially don’t like anything that offers masses of bonus items (and I mean MASSES), or require me to sign up for 10, 20 or more other newsletters all immediately after I’ve bought the thing I was tempted with. (I’m usally too tired by then!)

Having signed up for John Thornhill’s coaching course, it makes sense to keep receiving all of these newsletters, but not to be tempted by any of those which promise to make a fortune in record time.

Why not simply unsubscribe? Well, they all help to give a bigger picture of what’s going on out there; what seems to work. After all, I’ve bought from them myself in the past – but I’m just not buying into anything else for a while. I want to give my fullest attention to JT’s Coaching programme and do that properly.

The ones I’m not too keen on are those which just want to sell you something – every time. HST, it’s just such a newsletter which led me to the 90 Day Powerseller Programme which I’m on now. So even this type of newsletter can be useful.

There are others where they give tips and ideas. I like those. Every now and then there’s a special offer, but not every time. I think those are the sort I would like to set up for myself. Which means, that I need to keep in touch with most of them – the good, the bad and the ugly – so that I can learn even more about Internet Marketing and perhaps Joint Venture with the ones I like so that we can both benefit.

Sounds like a plan.

Until next time.