Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Just What Are These ICO'S That Everyone Is Talking About?

Everyone has heard of Bitcoin and should be aware of just how much the value of this digital asset has increased during this year especially. But Bitcoin is not the only kid on the block, so to speak, and it's phenomenal rise has encouraged the rise of many other Cryptocoins with new ones springing up nearly every week.

This is what Initial Coin Offerings or ICO'S as they are known are born, read on to find out more.

An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) or Token Generation Event (TGE) is a new fundraising tool from the cryptocurrency realm.
In some ways, ICOs and TGEs are like a crowdfunding campaign, but instead of offering a product or shares of equity in a startup, companies offer “coins” (for ICOs) or “tokens” (for TGEs), which allow their buyers to access blockchain-based software services. 
Rather than pitch their service to a venture capitalist, programmers may host a TGE and sell a fixed number of their tokens to the open market (usually in exchange for Bitcoin or Ethereum) to fund their idea.
Consumers buy the tokens with the hope that, over time, the software or service will become widely used and increase the token’s value.
This route is especially popular for companies that aim to create decentralized platforms because, by definition, no one owns these platforms or directly profits from them. 
Nearly $2.3 billion has been raised to date in ICOs, with the large majority of that taking place in the first half of 2017 ($800 million in Q2 2017).
So as you can see there is a lot of capital going into these as everyone is looking to emulate the vast profits of those who bought into Bitcoin in the early days. Whether they will or not is something we must wait for but the early signs with a lot of these are very good.
Personally I love Bitcoin although I am also buying into Etherium as well and maybe a little later I'll buy some Litcoin, simply to spread the risk. I think it will be an interesting ride.


Thursday, 19 January 2017

It's All About The Banners

Resizing Banners or Any Pictures .

How often do you need to resize a perfectly good banner to a different size to suit the place you are advertising in? It’s not good enough to put a large banner when a smaller one is needed, it will just distort the banner to make it fit.
Take a look at the following banner:

300×250 banner

Now this is a great little banner, but the place where I wanted to advertise it would only accept a banner size of 125×125 pixels.

There are plenty of sites that will resize ‘jpeg’ and ‘png’ files, but not animated ‘gif’ files like this one. However I did find this site which is easy to use and completely free. This is the site: and this is the resized image I created.


As you can see, the image resizing has worked a treat with only a slight distortion due to me insisting on a square banner.

Creating Simple Banners.
Here are some banners I created using and it only took me around 15 to 20 minutes each banner. This is a completely free service that does have a hosting option, which is ridiculously cheap, if you want to  use it. I don’t because I can just upload them to my blog here and take the image URL from here.
Anyway lets take a look at the banners.
486×60 and 728×90
Plan To prosper Banner

Plan To Prosper banner

Here’s a slightly bigger banner that I can use as a header. Unfortunately BannerSketch only lets us use a maximum width of 728 pixels, but hey it’s a free program and I can work with that. So here’s a 728x 250 banner.
plan to prosper banner

Just for fun I created an even bigger one here, this would probably make a background for a splash page or something. 728×520.
plan to prosper banner

All the above banners were created using the same background image and just cropped to the size required inside BannerSketch. I had great fun making these and most importantly these are unique to me and so it’s now time to see how they work.

This post first appeared on my Viral Team Builder Blog here:>>
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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Bet You've Never Heard Of This Billionair

Chances are you’ve never heard of Chuck Feeney. And he’s worked very hard to keep it that way.
Feeney, who will turn 85 on Saturday, had an incredibly successful business career, amassing a multibillion dollar empire based primarily on duty-free retail shopping.

Meet the selfish tycoon who dodged billions in taxes

According to Forbes, this nefarious tycoon “has aggressively tried to avoid taxes at every stage in his career– from setting up his early business in Liechtenstein, incorporating his holding company in Bermuda. . .”
What a surprise… another rich a-hole abusing offshore tax havens in order to keep all of his wealth for himself.
What a B****ard!  Or is he!
Things are not always what they seem or what could get reported in the media.
You’re probably wondering how many Ferraris this depraved billionaire has added to his collection over the years…
Well, none, actually.
He’s flown millions of miles in coach, wears a cheap Casio watch, and crashes at his daughter’s apartment when he visits New York City.
It turns out that Chuck Feeney has spent the last few decades giving away his entire fortune to the point that he makes Bill Gates look like an amateur.
Feeney transferred his business interests to his charitable organization in 1984. And for the last 30+ years he’s given away nearly $8 BILLION through the foundation.
Given that Feeney’s personal net worth is now roughly two million bucks (million with an ‘m’), that means he’s given away 99.98% of his wealth.
That's got to be better than giving it to the government so they can use it to bomb people in other countries! Just a thought.
Something to think about for today.



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Monday, 2 May 2016

You Where Born Rich - Free Download

So here is something I came across this morning and it's a free book by none other than Bob Proctor himself, which I came across on Facebook.

As it is one I haven't read I've downloaded and will read on my tablet later today. OK it's not his latest book but I'm sure there will be loads of inspiration inside. As per usual they are collecting names and email addresses but this is never a concern for me because I like to see how more experienced people than me run their email campaigns.

Whichever way you look at it there is a lot to learn here. The link is below or just click the picture, download and enjoy. 


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Friday, 15 April 2016

A Story To Melt Your Heart

I couldn't help but post this video here as it really cheered me up this morning, there is nothing like seeing a burst of happiness to brighten up anyone's day.

See the reaction of these two deaf girls when they met Minnie Mouse at Disney Parks.

This is just an example of a company, in this case Disney, going the extra mile for all their customers. 

This is what makes them stand out from the rest of the competition, and a great lesson in standing out from the crowd. Do you think this family will want to return to Disney Parks? You bet they will!

Will they tell everyone they meet about the great time they had? You bet they will!

This is a win, win situation for everyone.


Saturday, 21 November 2015

First snow in Birdwell

 OK I know it's not much but we just had our first snow fall here in Birdwell and I rushed out to take this photo before it went. I know it's nothing compared to what some of you get but it always excites us here. Just on a side note this is probably all we will be getting this winter, or is that just wishful thinking!

Also this morning my new lawn rake arrived so I can now get out there and clear up the leaves off the lawn. It's all exciting stuff here you know. In all seriousness I do love to get away from the computer every now and then and do some pottering about in the garden, it helps to clear my mind.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

15 Uplifting Quotes for Positive Vibes

15 Uplifting Quotes for Positive Vibes

Thinking positive is the most powerful tool available to us and it costs us nothing, we do have to practise this art though on a daily, if not hourly, basis.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Working late because of the weather.

No, don't worry! We have not been hit by any sort of bad weather in fact just the opposite.

Today has been a fantastic day here in the north of England so good that I felt compelled to go out and do some work in the garden. I had some concreting that needed doing by our boundary wall and I do like to keep my hand in.

So I took advantage of a warm day and did just that.

Could I get to work then? Not on your nelly! The rugby union world cup final was being played early evening and I'm so glad I did not miss that, probably one of the best rugby matches I have ever watched. Both New Zealand and Australia played their hearts out but in the end the prize went to New Zealand.

So now I'm just catching up with some of my daily tasks, like emailing new referrals and even new subscribers, a personal email really does make the difference. It requires work but quite honestly just spending the evening watching the telly all evening would drive me bonkers.

So here is this mornings snapshot of my Traffic Monsoon account.

Overnight my earnings have once again increased by $21.60. Not bad for just a few minutes clicking 10 adds which qualifies me for earning for another 24 hours.

Please note. "Results Not Typical" this is proof of payment and is not a guarantee you would earn the same, but would be possible to earn this and more with an equal or greater strategy and work ethic.
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Saturday, 19 September 2015

Change Is Inevitable Accept It With A Smile


If your life is anything like mine then sooner or later you'll experience a crisis in your life, and how you meet it will determine your future happiness and success.

Since the beginning of time, everyone has been called upon to meet such a crisis.

A closer look will show you that most "crisis situations" are opportunities to either advance or stay where you are.  In fact, most changes in your life will take place out of either "inspiration" or "desperation."

Whatever comes your way, give it meaning and transform it into something of value.  Your personal growth is the process of responding positively to change.

A precious stone cannot be polished without friction, nor humanity perfected without trials.

Treat life as a wonderful adventure and meet all challenges that come along with a smile, life is too short to worry.