Saturday, May 27, 2006 - next scam?

Too good to be real?

News about this incredible offer. offer:
- $100,000+ in next 4 months
- payment after result:)
- charge for hosting, domain and traffic generating software ($170-800)
- the site has professional design with https (SSL certificate)

My opinion:
- $170-800 is very small reward for promised $100,000+
- site is very similar to former fraudulent website - (similar promises, similar commission, similar amounts, similar rude answers....)
- they lie about Paypal support (such us Monopolizer did) because everybody knows PayPal has very strong antiscam policy.
- missing owner info

I can tell: it seems this is the next internet scam.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Dedicated hosting, paid hosting or free webhosting?

This can be crucial question. Dedicated hosting offers great protection but this solution can be a little expensive.
FREE hosting is not absolutely free because nothing is absolutely free.

Which one web hosting is the best for me? Yahoo hosting or some free service?

Quick overview:

Dedicated hosting:
- DDOS, worms, viruses, hackers protection
- Remote control
- HIGH connectivity, bandwidth, monitoring, statistics, etc. included
Price: USD60-USD200+ per month

Shared paid hosting:
- affordable solution for many websites
- different providers offer different bonuses: stats, scripts, pluggins, etc...
- not so secure solution as dedicated hosting
- usually FREE domain if you pay for one or more years
Price: USD3-20+ per month

FREE web hosting:
- you do not pay for similar service but hosting provider will place his advert on your site
- very low bandwidth
- you risk your site will be off because no visitors (not shown banners) or because too many visitors (crossed bandwidth limit)
- low uptime

Recommended hosting companies:

11.95/month - Yahoo hosting
Google hosting??? (future)
7.95/month - iPowerWeb hosting

Tip: common paid hosting can be suitable for many websites. Dedicated hosting is the best solution for ecurrency, investment, insurance, data collecting and similar websites.
FREE hosting? I recommend for testing / learning purpose only. Search for reviews on the internet.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Bush and Oil war - joke for today

Iraq war finally explained by George Bush.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Weblog - bloggers make money

Google Adsense - Profitable business or not?

Adsense benefits:

- FREE to join program
- Longterm income streem
- Honest opportunity
- Excellent support, tons of internet resources

Basic tips for start:

1. You need a functional blog with content. Please no broken links, no words only. Try to write an relevant article. You can also hire a professional writer (freelancer). Average price is $10 - 20 per article.

2. Your blog must be writen in supported language. Supported languages are: English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese.

3. Do not cheat! Avoid clicking your ads. Do not use traffic exchange sites (autosurf, click exchanges...). Do not SPAM.Find more info in Google Adsense ToS.

Possible income: Adsense income depends on keywords selection, blog content, blog traffic and next blog attributes. Some blogs generate over $10,000/month. Are you in profit with Google Adsense? Leave your comments.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Invest with MicroSoft

My favorite Microsoft joke: Did you hear about the Microsoft Windows programmer who died?
He found himself in front of a committee that decides whether you go to Heaven or Hell.
The committee told the programmer he had some say in the matter and asked him if he wanted to see Heaven and Hell before stating his preference.
"Sure," he said, so an angel took him to a place with a sunny beach, volleyball, and rock and roll, where everyone was having a great time.
"Wow!" he exclaimed. "Heaven is great!"
"Wrong," said the angel. "That was Hell. Want to see Heaven?"
"Sure!" So the angel took him to another place. Here a bunch of people were sitting in a park playing bingo and feeding dead pigeons.
"This is Heaven?" asked the Windows programmer.
"Yup," said the angel.
"Then I'll take Hell." Instantly he found himself plunged up to his neck in red-hot lava, with the hosts of the damned in torment around him. "Where's the beach? The music? The volleyball?" he screamed frantically to the angel.
"That was the demo," she replied as she vanished.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Barracuda Spam Firewall

Barracuda Spam Firewall 300 is excellent tool for small business spam protection.

- 2000 users
- 4,000,000 emails pre day
- Bayesian algorithms
- keywords search
- realtime blackhole lists
- spam quarantine
- spam reporting features
- antivirus protection
- more

We use BSF in our firm with excellent results.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Stormpay news

The latest Stormpay news:
Stormpay will offer only auction and PTC services? It seems this "famous" online payment processor has paused all services related to money transfers. Everybody remember mlm, hyip, autosurf, online funds account were frozen by Stormpay during last winter. It was without doubt very profitable step for this ecurrency processor.

I have to ask myself: what can be next step?

Saturday, May 13, 2006

StudioTraffic - $20,000 bounty for the arrest of next moneymaking guru

StudioTraffic was next autosurf - moneymaking giant like 12dailypro. ST with own payment processor (StudioPay), Autosurf - investment traffic exchange (StudioTraffic), webdesign studio, ecurrency exchange and more was one of the biggest player on the moneymaking scene.
Some Talkgold members offer USD20,000 reward for the arrest of StudioTraffic founder.

What is your opinion?

Next trial?

Thursday, May 11, 2006

New antiscam site - Owner: 12DailyPro Charis

Quote: "The i3 institute is a grassroots effort against illegal internet investments."

Charis Johnson
(former owner) is now acting like an agent for the government against investment scams.

Feel free to express your opinion.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 - my best investment course

"To educate, amuse and enrich"

I must admit they are right.

This site is my favorite business info source. offers tons of tips such as:
financial quotes, foolish investment forecasts, stock info, financial calculators, forex tips and more.

You can ask foolish question or get business tips in Fool's School. I highly recommend this rich source of moneymaking ideas. I like this site much more than others. They offer pay per click advertising.

Monday, May 08, 2006

AdBlaster - 5000 visitors per hour?

Description: "(Software and online blasters available !) AdBlaster submits automatically and instantly to over 1000 Advertising Networks and 2,500,000+ Websites and Engines across the net, day after day, throughout the year! New Version 2.0 -Completely updated for 2006!- Get 5000 Hits To Your Website Per Hour!"
You can read tons of similar praising comments and reviews over the Internet.
Price: $49,95
Trial download: Softpedia (5 program starts limitation)
My experience: 5000 hits per hour? It will be great if i will get 10% of promised visitors:) I tested trial version from Softpedia. System is a little chaotic but real problem is advertising database:) some of pages simply dont exist, some need paid membership, others are simply FFA farms.
Result: not 100%, not 10%, not even 1% of promised effect.
My personal opinion: if you buy this SW, you risk you will lose your money, you will lose your time, you will ruin your page rank, you will ruin your reputation.
Tip1: if you are serious - hire experienced SEO freelancer or try PPC networks (Google Adwords, Overture, ABC Search...)
Tip2: reviews with affiliate link are not good reference source

Saturday, May 06, 2006

12DailyPro - Investment empire-power, glory, fall

12 Daily - short history of fallen moneymaking empire.

Spring 2005 - 12dp is opening. Just another autosurf program on the moneymaking scene.

Summer - autumn 2005 - Golden age. People are happy for stable payment, "honest opportunity" and longterm income:) Investors offer up to 90% commission back for affiliate signups.

Winter 2005 - Warning. Ecurrency scandals. FBI investigation in Egold, competitive processors kicked out of 12dailypro by Stormpay.

Winter 2006 - The Fall. $50 millions fraud revealed. Much higher damage because tons of crashed dreams.

Result: Yes, 12 dailypro is next ponzi scheme. Ms Johnson in court.

Lesson: do not invest what you cannot afford to lose. ( my lose is $900+)

My question: who is the bad boy / girl in this game?
1. Ms Johnson for her lies about income source?
2. Stormpay for highly profitable "fight" against unhonest moneymaking systems?
3. Autosurfers for ill-founded promises?

Fun: all subjects yell: SCAMMERS, SCAMMERS!

Who is the worst scammer in this case?

Friday, May 05, 2006

11 Tips for managers - joke for monday

1. Never give me work in the morning. Always wait until 4:00pm and then bring it to me. The challenge of a deadline is refreshing.
2. If it's really a "rush job", run in and interrupt me every 10 minutes to inquire how it's going. That helps. Or even better, hover behind me, advising me at every keystroke.
3. Always leave without telling anyonewhere you're going. It gives me a chance to be creative when someone asks where you are.
4. Wait until my yearly review and THEN tell me what my goals SHOULD have been. Give me a mediocre performance ratingwith a cost of living increase. I'm not here for the money anyway.
5. If you give me more than one job to do, don't tell me which is the priority. I like being a psychic.
6. Do your best to keep me late. I adore this office and really have nowhere to go or anything to do. I have no life beyond work.
7. If a job I do pleases you, keep it asecret. If that gets out, it could mean a promotion.
8. If you don't like my work, tell everyone. I like my name to be popular inconversations. I was born to be whipped.
9. If you have special instructions for a job, don't write them down. In fact, save them until the job is almost done. No use confusing me with useful information.
10. Never introduce me to the people you're with. I have no right to know anything. In the corporate food chain, I am plankton. When you refer to them later, my shrewd deductions will identify them.
11. Tell me all your little problems. No one else has any and it's nice to knowsomeone is less fortunate. I especially like the story about having to pay so much taxes on the bonus check you received for being such a good manager.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Money quotes

"If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability."
Henry Ford

"The entire essence of America is the hope to first make money -- then make money with money - then make lots of money with lots of money."
Paul Erdman

"Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things. "
Eric Butterworth

"Your goal, as a creative investor, is to launch your ship into financial orbit ... and then put it on automatic pilot."
Robert G. Allen

"The most important reason to dedicate a part of your investment capital to monster growth stocks is the risk of not investing in this revolutionary age."
Tobin Smith

"If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master."
Francis Bacon

"He who loses money, loses much. He who loses a friend, loses much more. He who loses faith, loses all."
Eleanor Roosevelt

"I always try to turn every disaster into opportunity."
John D. Rockefeller

"Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that."
Norman Vincent Peale

"Remember that time is money."
Benjamin Franklin

"It is good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good too, to check up once in a while and make sure you haven't lost the things money can't buy."
George Lorimer

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Common online scams

Before investing any money in online programs, please understand some of them are a risky opportunities, ponzi schemes or pure scams and should not be used as an investment or work.

Nigerian Scam:
The scammer offers the recipient the chance to share in a percentage of millions of dollars, soliciting for help in placing large sums of money in overseas bank accounts. Communicaion via email, telephone or fax.Tip: Do not answer. Do not travel overseas.
Investment fraud Investment fraud is an offer using false or fraudulent claims to solicit investments.
Tip: Search for reference, do not spend what you cannot afford to lose.
Foreign lottery fraud:
Many foreign lottery scammers take your money and don’t even buy the tickets. Some scammers will tell you you’ve won and try to charge you a fee to collect nonexistent winnings.
Tip: Do not play foreign lottery. It’s illegal in USA and many other countries. Do not pay in advance for your winnings:)
Phishing fraud:
PhishingScammer steal your bank, ecurrency acount, password, security number data. Email / popup message usualy says that you need to validate or update your account info.
Tip: Never click links in emails asking similar info. If you are not sure, simply go directly to website.
Ponzi scheme:
The term Ponzi is derived from the actions of a man names Charles K Ponzi. It is any program or claimed investment opportunity which relies on new investments to pay off the older ones. Those whom invest first are thus paid their returns from those who invest after them, leaving the last investors the ones who lose out. Many HYIPs who claim to be trading, investing, etc are really only running a ponzi scheme. Some have also compared the US Social Security system to a ponzi scheme.
Tip: Do not invest with get rich quick schemes.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Anti spamming

Trust me, i know what you feel when you open your inbox and see tons of spam messages flooding the page. Unfortunately most of antispam filter programs are useless. We keep on seeing over the internet all day long antispam 2005 , antispam outlook, barracuda antispam and much more commercial advertising messages... Some people even change their email address because of the huge number of spam they receive.
I've actually did it twice so far. In this article i will tell you how you can reduce the spam messages to more than 70%. You just need to follow these instructions for few days and you will be doing just fine.

Use a surfing email address:
Whenever you register to a forum or mailing list never use your personal email address. Create another email for this purpose so if you get flooded with spam your personal email won't be clogged.

Create many emails for many purposes:
You can create many emails each one of them can be used for something. You can create an email for personal use only by friends, family which is never used to request information or discussion forums... another might be used just for internet surfing and registrations purchasing.

Remove your email address from your website:
If you list or link to your email address, you can expect to be spammed. Address-harvesting robots will spider your site and extract them. So remove them wherever possible and use web-based forms instead. This will drastically cut down the amount of spam you receive if you have a website.

NEVER buy anything from a company that spams:
If you contact them to ask for more information you're encouraging them to continue spamming.

Filter your emails and block the spammers:
It will certainly take you some time to find it but you it's worth it once you apply the above and filter your email you will no longer receive spams and if you do it will be much less than you used to get.

Don't reply to spammers:
Many online antispam organizations encourage their supporters to reply to the spammer by saying that people are not bots or something like that. But in fact this will be helping the spammer to know that the message was received and read.