How to get what you want more often

How to Get What You Want More Often Than Not

Today there was a knock on my door. Usually, during the day, when there’s a knock on the door, it’s almost always someone trying to sell me something.  And today was no exception.  I really can’t stand when my day is interrupted by people trying to sell me something.  Mostly because most people are simply terrible at selling.  However, today’s experience made me stop and think about a few things regarding how people sell, and fail miserably at it.  And, before you click away thinking this is an article that only teaches sales people how to sell better, this is actually an article that will show you how to get what you want more often than not.  Continue reading »


Plaxo Responds to Why I’ve Given Up On Them

Earlier this year I wrote a pretty up-front and honest assessment of my experience with the Plaxo adressbook syncing service.  I didn’t hold any punches, and Plaxo was good enough to respond. Read on to see what they had to say. Continue reading »


How to Get Tons of Cloud Storage – For Free

Cloud storage is all the rage these days and all the cool kids are using it.  And you might be surprised to learn that using cloud storage to keep your files always accessible anywhere you have an Internet connection is more than just a “hipster” thing.  There are some very real reasons why you’ll want to use cloud storage for your files.  In this article, I’m going to show you why you’ll love the cloud, and how to get LOTS OF IT, for free. Continue reading »


WordPress Security and Why It Matters To You

WordPress is the probably one of the most popular blogging and website content platforms around. More than that, it’s also a powerful content management system (CMS). And while it’s such a popular platform for posting your blog and website content, it’s also become a very popular target for hackers lately.  If you use WordPress for your site or blog, you’ll want to read this article, as your site could depend on it.  Continue reading »

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3 Ways to Stop Filling Up Your Email

I was reading a great article today about large email attachment services.  This prompted me to want to write and share with you my secret tips on how to prevent your email inbox from getting full.

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Google+ Adding Vanity URLs, Powerful Features For Business Owners

Google+ has long been considered the underdog by many, and doesn’t seem to be getting much respect from the social media community. That’s all about to change, however.

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Why I’ve Given Up On Plaxo

Plaxo is an addressbook synchronizing service that was great back in the day. And now, it’s nothing short of tragic.  Read more about my experience with Plaxo and how you can avoid the same pain I went through  while using their service (I use the term “service” loosely).

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From the Mailbag: Remote Support Software Recommendation

In this article, I answer a question from one of my readers, where he asks for a recommendation on good remote support software. You’ll want to read this, as he’s not just asking for any old recommendation, there are some specific things his software of choice will have to do.  Read on to find out what he’s looking for and what I think will do the trick for him. Continue reading »

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DO IT NOW: Update Your Password Security Strategy

Let’s be clear on something: YOU NEED TO UPDATE YOUR PASSWORD SECURITY STRATEGY. The reason? Whether you’re thinking about your personal passwords or even a business-related password strategy, chances are, it sucks.  Read this article to find out what you can do right now to update your password security strategy so that you don’t get hacked, and you don’t spend hours trying to get your life back after it’s been given to thieves. Continue reading »

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Five Best Wi-Fi Routers for Home Use

When looking for top notch gear for your home, it can sometimes be a daunting task.  There’s so many options, which one do you choose?  Well, for me, I like to read and research, and mostly I like to go Fry’s Electronics and check these things out for myself.  However, not everyone finds this as enjoyable, so I’m hooking you up with this article to save you some time. Continue reading »