Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 at
I’ve made hundreds of dollars on eBay, and all without selling a single thing. No, I am not trying to sell you anything that will promise you how to make a fortune, but I am going to reveal how I made all that cash, and it’s not going to cost you a thing.
The truth of the matter is that I have saved hundreds of dollars by buying products on eBay, and every dollar I saved means I have more money in my pocket, and in essence it is money earned. Here are some simple eBay tricks for safe online shopping.
- You only shop for things that you need, because if you’re going to buy things just because they’re cheap you may as well throw your money away.
- Only buy from those showing a feedback percentage of 98% positive or better. If others are happy with their service then you probably will be too.
- Check to see that their delivery charges are not exorbitant. Some sellers offer cheap goods but slug you with a high postal charge. If you think their postage is over the top then look elsewhere.
- Don’t just look at the item and the price. Check out the seller by clicking on their link to find out how long he’s been operating and what sort of feedback score he’s got.
- Is the product new? Watch out, many people buy something thinking it’s new when it wasn’t and it’s their own fault because they didn’t the product information carefully.
Follow these tips and you will have a pleasant eBay experience. If you’re not an eBay member, now is a good time to join as they are having their first ever Super Sale! No fooling, they are actually having their first ever Super Sale and you’ll find the latest brands and greatest deals from gadgets to gold, home-wares to handbags. They tell me that quantities are limited, so it’s best to get in early and grab a bargain before someone beats you to it. Remember, every dollar saved is an extra dollar in your pocket.
Sunday, June 14th, 2009 at
I know that a lot of you out there don’t upgrade your WordPress platform as often as you should and I reckon that most of you don’t do it because your scared that it may screw up your blog. Surely it’s not because you’re just too lazy to do it? Anyway, as I said in a previous post, having a test site is a great idea as it allows you to test a whole heap of things, like plugins and upgrades etc., before going live.
So, why should you upgrade to WordPress 2.8? Well I can think of seven important reasons why you should do so.
- Security: Keeping your blog updated makes it that much more difficult for hackers, and when you consider that a lot of upgrades are due to a security issue that someone has uncovered, you would be mad not to, especially when you consider this upgrade apparently fixes over 790 bugs.
- Improved database performance which would suggest a faster blog that utilizes less resources.
- Widget area great improved which means that it is a lot easier to organize your widgets as all your sidebars are now on the same page.
- Browse and install themes from the admin area. Works in the same way as the plugin feature. A great idea for those who love to change themes. Not me though as FlexSqueeze is so configurable and flexible I doubt I will ever have to change themes again
- Plugin page has been revamped so that you can separate active from inactive and those needing to be upgraded. A great time saver.
- The edit post page now lists all the comments on a particular post allowing you to edit each one.
- For those of you who like to edit files straight from the dashboard you’ll be pretty happy with the new codepress editor which is so much better than the previous editor as it now highlights the syntax and shows the line numbers.
Well, if that hasn’t convinced you to set up a test site and upgrade to WordPress 2.8 I don’t know what will.