Thursday, June 25, 2009

Children Online Advice

The internet is a great place for finding out information, emailing friends, and meeting and chatting to new friends. The majority of the internet and its users are harmless, but you need to be aware that not everyone who is they always seem to be.

Unfortunately some people abuse the internet and their usage in an attempt to mislead other people. This can vary from simple small fibs or exaggerations to full on lies which are completely untrue and are meant to mislead you and other people. Therefore, although the majority of your internet usage is safe, you should still take steps to ensure your safety when on the internet.

Chatrooms and messageboards are common places for meeting new people with similar interests and require particular attention when speaking and messaging people away from the safety of these confines.

By following some basic safety tips you can ensure your own safe use of the internet and at the same time give your parents piece of mind so that they can trust you to carry on using the internet without too many restrictions.

- Never give anyone your address, telephone number, school name or location or any other personal information, even if its someone you think you can trust
- Never tell anyone things about people you know, especially things like the names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of your friends, where your parents work, credit card numbers or anything else that is private
- Do not respond to a message that makes you feel uncomfortable. Always tell your parents, or another adult you can trust straightway, and remember, it's not your fault if you receive a message like that
- Never send anyone a picture of yourself over the internet without checking first with your parents
- Do not give out your internet password to anyone (even your best friends) except your parents
- Never agree to meet up with someone you have met online without first discussing it with your parents
- If your parents agree to the meeting taking place, make sure they go with you and always meet people in a public place
- Help your parents set up rules for when and how long you can be online, and then don't break the rules without their permission
- Be open with your parents about your internet usage. The more honest you are with them will help them to worry less and develop trust which will hopefully allow you more freedom in your internet usage
- Do not visit sites or sign up to websites or mailing lists without knowing what they are or what they are for
- Do not download or install programmes without first asking the permission of the owner of the computer
- Don't be rude or say bad things to people online
- And most of all, try to enjoy what the world wide web has to offer.

Safe surfing........................Ricky

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Niche Profit Classroom

To all fathers and mothers

I was a single parent out looking for work

on the internet. You see I had recently become

partially handicap. While looking I ran onto

two guys who was really making a great living.

I watched a couple of free videos and seen the

Passion in there work. Well I was sold!!

I signed up for it and it's pretty amazing.

Thought you would enjoy it!

Ricky Martin ( and yes that is my real name)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Phishing Awareness

Of the many techniques to leach away value from web e-consumers and e-commerce in general, PHISHING is the worst and easiest to implement, all it takes is a web page look-a-like and an ip packet sniffer to gather email addresses. It's so easy in fact that it is wildly used and has reached epidemic proportions. The most targeted sites are banks, ecommerce sites like ebay and payment services like paypal. Generally phishers send email to target victims prompting them to login into fake look-a-like forms that look legitimate but are designed to capture your credentials. Logging into these forms will divulge your user and password information and put it in the hands of those who will exploit your account.

It's incredibly difficult to detect fraudulent emails - as phishers have become increasingly sophisticated in their attacks creating logging pages that look very authentic and are very cleaver in prompting you to login. One thing these phishers can't do is install these pages on the targeted sites domain. So there are certain characteristics in the URL the Internet users should look for, that are common to many spoof emails and give them away very easily.

In order to protect your self you must be very vigilant when following links from email. The URL in the address bar should be a dead giveaway so always make sure your address bar is visible and always have a good hard look to see if the url is leading to the site's domain in question and not to some weird ip address or a fake domain. Be very vigilant here and look at the domain spelling they may have a very close copy of the original domain. If the URL doesn't start with a valid domain then don't go any further. Make sure to set your browser to detect phishing site by turning on automatic website checking. (Note; In Internet Explorer this setting is under Tools/Internet Option/Advanced tab/Phishing Filter this will not catch all of them) If you're not familiar with URL's and IP's to distinguish them then always access these sites from a new browser window or from a trusted bookmark or link.

If you realize that your email is a phishing email then report the fake buy forwarding it to the sites email address designated for this. For eBay this email is and paypal it's check your ecommerce site most of these have an account set up enabling you to communicate this information to the web master.

If you feel like retaliation might be in order then goto PhishFighing's web site. PhishFighting is an ingenious site that turns things around on the fraudster. The site was setup to flood phishering sites with fake information, both usernames and passwords. When you receive your next spoof email simply visit the site and enter the web address of the phishering site into Every twenty seconds, a fake entry is submitted to the site making any genuine details of victims hidden between the hundreds of fake entries

Beinging aware is the most important step against phishers and sharing these tips will go a long way to eliminate this practice and help buildup buyer's confidence online.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Fancy Website or Not ?

Generating Traffic

A big misconception is that a website needs high traffic to be successful. It doesn't. Let me explain.

The big buzz is always about how to generate traffic to a website to get more sales or generate more leads. On the surface, that sounds quite logical; and it is up to a point. But here's the snag that seems to elude many people: it's not about how much traffic you generate, but what kind of traffic you generate. The key is to generate traffic from YOUR target audience. The people you want to visit your site are the people who would be interested in your products or services. No body else should matter.

Forget trying to appeal to everyone. Narrow your focus and appeal just to your target audience. Don't worry about how many visitors are coming to your site; worry about how you can convert the traffic you are receiving into buyers.

Target marketing is the key to generating more sales and more leads.
If you truly understand your target audience then you'll know what their biggest problems are and what solutions they need.

Build a Relationship

In order to make a sale, or generate a lead, a website needs to be able to build a relationship with the visitor. When you use target marketing as the basis for creating your website content, it is easier to create content that builds the relationship with the visitor. You understand their problems and create content that offers a solution.

However, some people are under the impression that a website needs to be "fancy" in order to be able to target a specific audience and build a relationship. That's not necessarily true. Let me explain.

Creating a Fancy Website

A website could be considered "fancy" if it has video and/or audio recordings. For some websites, video and audio are good additions. Video and audio testimonials are more powerful than a simple written testimonial. They are much more effective in building a relationship with your target audience because they are believable.

Another new tool being used on websites is from a company called This innovative program allows visitors to get immediate customer service through a live chat feature. You can also monitor how customers navigate through your site to make sure you are delivering the best online experience possible.

Personalizing a visitor's website experience is another technique that could be considered "fancy." Through the use of cookies (a little file that the customer's browser writes to his computer's hard drive) a customer's online behavior is tracked. This information is stored and then retrieved when the customer returns. If the customer registers on the site, even more information can be used to create a more targeted, personalized experience. is a great example of this online personalization.

Make Information Easy to Find

However, a website doesn't need to be complicated (i.e. fancy) to be effective. The more difficult you make it for a visitor to find information, the more likely the visitor will leave quickly. Simple, easy to navigate and plain spoken websites can be hugely successful. It's the usability factor that greatly influences the effectiveness of a site.

Online sales and lead generation are stimulated by a website that is intuitive, has a clear message and offers a positive experience for the visitor. The decision whether or not to have a "fancy" website depends on what would enhance your customer's experience and increase sales, then go for it. Or, if you think video testimonials would help you generate more leads, put them on your website.

However, don't feel like your website is inadequate because it doesn't have these "fancy" features. A simple website with a clear message to your target audience is all you may need.

Your choice.........................Ricky

Monday, June 15, 2009

Web Sites

When you look at various web site you must be aware that some are going for specific key words . This will get there ranking higher on the search engines. i found a site who was doing just that.

Good pizza recipes a articles on a lot of key words.
Pizza Things
This is just a quick post on some of the items we will be discussing in the future.
Some items are:
1. Pizza containers
2. Best pizza sauce for home made pizzas
3. Pizza bases recipes
4. Taste like pizza
5. How long can a pizza set out
6. Pizza grass market
7. Pizza restaurant take away

And much more, so stay tuned for info to help you become the best pizza maker !!!

thanks Ricky

These are the keywords That they are going after to rank. We will see articles appear on the site so there organic results will start moving up engine ranking.

take a look and see what you think. Thanks

Friday, June 12, 2009

Why Blog ?

Blogging is growing in popularity by leaps and bounds. This is particularly true when you consider the number of weblogs online in 1999 and the number online today. There are almost as many new blogs created each and every day as there were in total before blogs became the media darlings they've become in the last five years.

There have been blogs about many interesting topics, ideas, and pursuits. There are blogs about politics, humor, movies, movie stars, shoes, home improvement projects; even hobbies such as knitting and bowling have made blog rolls.

The question becomes what are the reasons that people blog. The reasons vary from person to person, however, there are a few that seem to stand out among the masses of reasons and are among the most often stated. Here are five reasons people blog:

1) Bloggers enjoy feeling as though they've been heard. This is actually an important part of the blogging process. You have a message to share and an audience with which to share your message. Feedback from readers provides you, as the blogger, with validation and occasionally healthy debate for your statements, opinions, and beliefs.

2) Blogging allows bloggers to establish a virtual identity. For many this is their way of announcing their presence to the world. Not only are they able to make themselves heard, they are also able to be seen for a person that stands out among the many and is at the same time very much like the many. Hopes, fears, dreams, ambitions, talents, and failures define us all. Many of us use our blogs to expand on those definitions with which we measure ourselves.

3) Some people are wise enough to use their blogs for introspective purposes. By blogging we learn more about ourselves. By challenging ourselves to grow, expand, and experience new things, we are also inviting ourselves to look within for insights as to our own natures. We often learn about our own feelings, misconceptions, ideals, and values when we open mindedly study the thoughts and feelings of others, we learn so much more when we take the time to seek our own thoughts and feelings and not only put words to them but also to place them in context.

4) To learn. It sounds quite simple really and yet is something that so many people overlook as a valid reason for blogging. By studying the material that we write about, we often learn things we didn't know in the beginning. Every new nugget of information leads to another and then another.

5) To keep records of our history. Whether your blog is a politic blog that is recording current events in politics or a blog of your favorite bands, music groups, songs, books, etc. It is a record that can be kept for the future. It is an account of your history and a keeper of your memories.

Everyone has a different reason for blogging and some people actually have several reasons for blogging and none of those mentioned above are required. Your reasons for blogging are yours and yours alone and just as valid as any other. The best possible reason to blog, in my opinion, is to have fun and meet new people.

All for now...............................Ricky

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Colors and Your Web Site

When choosing colors for your Web site, it is important to think through your choice carefully. The use of colors that are pleasing to the eye might well lead to visitors spending more time at your site, which will lead to greater sales, but a poor choice of color combinations can also have an effect on an individual's mood or prove to be distracting or irritating.

Choose to use warm colors like red to attract attention to a certain portion of your site, to have the person stop at a certain portion, or to give them a warning. If you have a Web site selling candy products, personal care items, or anything to do with romance, you would do well to consider including the color pink. We tend to associate this whimsical color with all things soft, romantic, and girly.

Orange, another warm color, is naturally associated with the fall harvest and trick or treating. Web sites concerning themselves with foodstuffs and nature might find this a good choice. Yellow, used in moderation, is certainly an eye-catching choice. It conveys warmth and energy to a site visitor.

If your taste runs to cool colors, green can be a wonderful choice. It can symbolize many things: money, the environment, natural products, growth, rebirth, starting over, etc. Use green if your site offers financial advice, vitamins, fitness products, garden tools, seeds, and the like.

Yet another choice in the realm of cool color offerings is blue. This classic color gives a certain formality when used. It makes us think of the natural landscape (sky and water) but the word "blue" can also describe a certain type of music or feelings of despair. Those who are drawn to all that is mystical might choose to include purple. The lush, dark shades bring royalty to mind; lavender is a much more whimsical choice.

Black, white, and grey can also be used for Web sites, but are probably too stark to be used exclusively. They would be best if combined with some other complementary color.

Keep in mind in choosing colors for your site that both Macintosh computers and personal computers (PC's) have a palette of 216 colors that they share. Site owners will want to ensure that the site will appear the same no matter what type of computer someone is using to access the Internet.

When choosing colors for your site, here are some suggestions to keep in mind:

Consider the purpose of your site when choosing colors.

Try to choose two or three colors that complement each other; any more than that, and your site will look sloppy.

In considering color choices, go to your local paint store and help yourself to some color samples. Then you can use them to experiment with different color combinations.

Remember, the goal is to keep visitors on your Web page longer, which is more likely to lead to a sale, which is why you are on the Internet in the first place!

thats all for now........................RICKY

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Home Based Business- How to start

Try to advertise a single job vacancy and see what will happen.

Countless individuals will heed to your call, flood you with relentless calls asking you the details about the job vacancy and will try to convince you to give them the opportunity of an interview.

You already knew the reality of this scenario. Hundreds to thousands of individuals will compete for this single job vacancy. One will go home with tears of joy, while the rest will go home with tears of sadness and regret that they did not make it to the position. That is the reality in the world of unemployment that each of us should realize at the first place.

While this "rat race" is going on, there are other companies that take off employees due to "streamlining of their business operations" and effectively serve the interest of their immediate clients. There are also employees who found themselves unhappy with their present employment situation, resigns, and try to find other jobs that will suit their specific needs. Unfortunately, these individuals are now among the millions of Americans who are currently unemployed.

On the other hand, there are individuals who are just determined to earn not just enough but to strike it rich, and take the risk of starting a small home based business. They get out of the pressure of working on a stressful environment and enjoy the flexibility of their working hours. Although there are home base entrepreneurs who failed in their business venture, most individuals who started a small home base business continue their struggle, and luckily, generating substantial income before they realize that they do not need a regular job in the office to work with.

How good is it to start a small home base business opportunity? According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are several benefits of starting a small home base business.

You will be your own boss, thus you have the power and the freedom to employ strategies that you think will work for the advantage of your own business.

The hard work and long hours that you have invested on your small home base business will benefit you directly instead of exerting your efforts for the good of someone else's business.

Your earning as well as your growth potential is greater.

Although it comes with several risks to your investment, your new home base venture will lead to endless challenges and learning opportunities.

The world of self-investment became more popular with the integration of technology, particularly the information superhighway or the Internet. As a matter of fact, a small home base Internet marketing opportunity is increasing at a fantastic rate as the employment trend drastically changed and as more individuals realized the opportunity is within their reach. Earning through the Internet is considered to be a legitimate way of generating sales and expanding the clientele base of a certain business venture. Subsequently, the continuous growth of the Internet as well as the business opportunity that comes with it offered an alternative to individuals who found themselves in between unemployment and poverty.

Small home base Internet marketing business opened new doors of opportunity for individuals who thought that staring a home business is almost impossible without huge starting capital. In fact, operating an Internet marketing business gives anyone the opportunity of working anytime and anywhere as long as there is the presence of the Internet in a given geographical location.

There is a wide array of Internet marketing business opportunity that you can adopt for your small home base business venture. Affiliate businesses, online advertising opportunities, and other ventures name it, the Internet got it. Such online business opportunities require specific knowledge, skills, and expertise. Thus, you will be able to determine whether an Internet marketing opportunity will work for you or not.

Whether you want to start either a part-time or a full-time home base Internet marketing business, it will start to instill the true feelings of freedom as you work within your own schedule, work whenever you are, and become the boss. Through this new business opportunity, you can get out from the world that once given you headaches and burden the world of unemployment.
Try it you might like it.................................Ricky