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Everyone can be a Changemaker

Everyone can be a Changemaker

  Name of Social Enterprise and URL? Ecuador Eco Volunteer – www.ecuadorecovolunteer.org What is your product or service? We run volunteer work and conservation programs for young idealistic people fresh out of school or university in Ecuadors Andes mountain range, Amazon rainforest, and Galapagos Islands. What came about that made them help in social change? [...]

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The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-Timers, and the Self-Employed: The Only Personal Finance System for People with Not-So-Regular Jobs

A short bio: Joseph D’Agnese and Denise Kiernan are a husband-and-wife writing team who have written on such diverse topics as personal finance, American history, math and science. Besides The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-timers and the Self-Employed (Random House) they are probably best known for their book, Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame & [...]

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Promotions: Marketing and Sales 8.12. Affiliate Marketing Networks

Promotions: Marketing and Sales 8.12. Affiliate Marketing Networks

Most online advertising is affiliate marketing. It looks, feels, acts, and quacks just like other Web advertising. It differs, however, in how you pay Web publishers to display your ads. For non-affiliate advertising, you usually pay for the number of impressions (CPM or “cost-per-mil” with a mil being 1,000 impressions) or the number of clicks [...]

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Promotions: Marketing and Sales 8.4. Link Exchange Management

Promotions: Marketing and Sales 8.4. Link Exchange Management

In the early days of the World Wide Web, long before search engines, long before banner ads, long before pop-ups, long before Amazon.com―in fact, long before some idjit coined the word “e-commerce”―there was link exchange, the oldest, most venerable, and most effective Web site traffic builder. I was there at the very beginning and built [...]

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Web and Ecommerce 7.8. Search Engine Optimization and Submission

Web and Ecommerce 7.8. Search Engine Optimization and Submission

Search Engine Optimization and Submission Search engine optimization (SEO) is all about managing words and markup on your pages to maximize your site’s visibility on Web search engines. As you may well know, when a user searches for a Web site by entering search terms or keywords into a search engine form, they typically get [...]

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Shoestring Venture Kindle Version Now 99¢

Shoestring Venture Kindle Version Now 99¢

We’re offering the Kindle edition for a buck! To our Followers, Fans and Friends. You are getting this Press Release, before it goes out to the press. Thank you for your continued support….. Declaring the 2010’s to be the “decade of the entrepreneur,” Shoestring Publishing is offering its flagship book, Shoestring Venture: The Startup Guide, [...]

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In genuinely bad news for self-published authors . . .

Amazon, WalMart, and Target are in a book price war, further commodifying and cheapening the value of published books. WalMart started the war by offering ten upcoming bestsellers — including highly-anticipated tomes by Sarah Palin and Michael Crichton — at the incredibly low price of $10 each for pre-orders. Amazon responded by dropping the price [...]

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Amazon raises the bar with same-day delivery

Amazon raises the bar with same-day delivery

So why’s the Amazon logo smiling? ‘Cause they just outclassed all their competition yet again. For all of us in the Internet marketing space, keeping up with Amazon is a mighty tough race. They set the standard in delivery, logistics, and customer satisfaction, which is where they devote all their brand-building efforts, rather than in [...]

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The Roundup August 1 & 2 Another week of losers

Amazon Can the Amazon Kindle greed machine take on Apple with it’s tablet-iTunes machine-color ebook reader as well as Barnes & Noble and Sony? Here’s the rare situation — like Blu-Ray vs. HD — where the content providers will decide. Democrats About to lose the health care reform game because of the dizzingly bad idea [...]

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The Roundup July 25 & 26: A week of losers

The Roundup July 25 & 26: A week of losers

What this place needs is a good copy of Stephen Robbins . . . or a riot. Chen Guojun General manager of Jianlong Steel, about to acquire state-owned Tonghua Iron & Steel, gets some pretty hard sensitivity training by Tonghua employees for being high-handed, highly paid, and threatening to lay off everyone whose name is [...]

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The Roundup July 22

The Roundup July 22

Kindle (on the left) and B&N’s Plastic Logic ebook reader (right). An ebook reader you can actually READ? Who’d’ve thunk? The Kindle killer cometh. Barnes & Noble said that it will offer more than 700,000 titles, including more than 500,000 public domain books from Google Inc., and that it expects to be able to offer [...]

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The Roundup July 8

The Roundup July 8

And just how prophetic was Sara B’s Microsoft Google bomb, eh? Now that’s a Google bomb. The final element in Google’s drive to reshape the computing landscape fell into place on Wednesday when it unveiled plans for a PC operating system that would compete directly with Microsoft’s Windows. . . . Given Windows’s deeply entrenched [...]

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The Roundup June 11

Amazon probably thought the Kindle would be the next iPod . . . In another sign that book publishers are looking to embrace alternatives to Amazon.com’s Kindle e-book store, Simon & Schuster has agreed to sell digital copies of its books on Scribd.com, a popular document-sharing Web site. . . . Unlike Amazon, which sets [...]

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The Roundup May 22 — fashion forward edition

Tight times seem to fit well in tight jeans. While consumer spending remains woefully depressed, expensive designer jeans have been one of the few bright spots for manufacturers and retailers, according to NPD Group Inc., a market research company. Sales of premium brand jeans grew by 17% during 2008 and eked out a 2.3% increase [...]

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The Roundup May 2-3: Kindle edition

Kindle is a huge hit with the wrong demographic. It’s the first Baby Boomer tech toy! What surprised Cnet and what should surprise anyone who looks at the results is that 50% of the people who use Kindles are over 50 years old. Twenty-seven percent were over 60. Since the Kindle qualifies as “new technology”, [...]

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