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I Hate Spammers With A Passion!

When I say, “I hate spammers” I mean that in the deepest sense of the word. We’re talking HATRED beyond what I can even say in this post without sounding like a completely crazed psychotic!

So what brought this post on?

Well, first of all I have always hated spam as much as anyone else. Maybe even more since I’ve been an internet marketer for quite a while and I get more of it than the average person. Nobody likes seeing their email filled with a bunch of crap everyday.

Plus, spammers ruin it for us legitimate internet marketers who build true double opt-in email lists, follow all the rules, and send out information to people who actually asked to receive it. And never spam!

But the reason I am writing this post right now is because some asshole has been spamming people like crazy with ads pointing them to one of my websites.

I’ve had my domain provider threaten to shut down my account and my webhost suspended my account twice today. Both were resolved once I explained to them what was going on but it still pissed me off! And now I have complaints noted on those accounts so if someone complains in the future they will see that it has happened before and I will have a harder time getting myself cleared of it.

Plus, I have had a ton of people write to me to complain and some of them have called me every name under the sun… none of them were nice either. I try explaining to them that it wasn’t me but most of them don’t believe me. And why should they? I don’t blame them.

My name, reputation, and business are all getting ruined because some stupid spammer doesn’t care about anyone but himself.

I’ve tried blocking him and taking other actions to stop this from happening but so far none of it has worked. He just keeps on sending out the mass spam emails without even caring that it is doing nothing for him, and it is hurting me and deceiving the people he is emailing.

If I could get my hands on whoever it is doing this it would not be a pretty sight. In fact, I would probably be thrown in jail when it was all said and done. I don’t care, it would be worth it! That’s how pissed I am.

Anyway, that is enough of my rant. I just had to get this off my chest and I figured a good way to do that would be to write up a blog post about it.

Let this be a lesson folks – You need to be careful because stuff like this can happen to anyone at any time for no good reason.

Now I am heading off to try to figure out more ways to stop this spammer.

If you have any tips to help me I would love to hear them.

Ramblings Of An IM Junkie – Where’s The Instruction Manual?

I give up. I mean I simply give up!

What does a guy have to do to get an instruction manual?

I’ll give you an example of what I’m talking about.

I just recently got one of those pint size video cameras. You know the ones I’m talking about. They do everything but talk. Well, they do that too after you talk into them.

The problem is, it came with no manual. NONE!

What do they think I am, a genius? I mean I’m not the most technically proficient person on this planet and this stuff just baffles me. So now I have to go back to Radio Shack and have the guy show me how to use it.

Unreal!

Isn’t that pretty much what it’s like with these how to books? Be honest. You get a book on how to use Adwords and you need an instruction manual to understand the manual. Ultimately, what happens is that you end up chucking the book into the recycle bin and wonder why you spent $97 on something that Einstein couldn’t understand.

Well, if you actually want to get your hands on something that isn’t written in Greek (though that would be preferable to some of the garbage I’ve read) then please check out the video in my signature. It won’t cost you anything and you’ll actually understand it.

In the meantime, I’m going to go strangle the guy who told me this video camera thingy was easy to use.

Easy to use? I can’t even find the on button.

Geesh.

Do You Read and Completely Understand?

Reading and comprehending are so important and are two different things. You can read something just for the sake of reading, but it doesn’t mean you have to fully understand it.

We live in a busy world and time is of the essence. Who has time to read rules, a long contract, terms of service, privacy policies and whatever else? BORING! We skim, we peruse and sometimes we miss out on some critical details. I almost made that snafu a few days ago…whew! Thank goodness I caught myself before I made myself look like…well…an idiot! In my situation it wouldn’t have been a big deal. Trent announced a contest on here where you could win $500 and I jumped on it. I completed all the steps and I was ready to drop the contest owner an email when for some reason I decided to read the rules completely. UH HUH!

When it comes to looking for a telecommute job, many of us know it’s not an easy feat because there aren’t enough positions available for everyone and the competition is fierce. So when someone posts a hot job lead we want to know where to apply immediately, but before you dive in and start asking where do you send your resume take the time to read the job description because all or most of the questions will be answered for you. Without reading you will not know the following information.

Are you qualified?
Does your computer meet the software requirements?
Is this position available worldwide?
How to apply?

If you apply blindly it’s not only careless on your part, they will think you are inept and incapable of following simple directions. It doesn’t make you look like a very good candidate and your potential to getting hired is out the window.

Read, “listen” and comprehend. It’s not difficult, it just takes a bit more of your time to do something right the first time.

My First WordPress Blog!

I’ve been an internet marketer since 2003 and have been working at home full-time with my own successful online home based business for most of that time.

I have numerous websites and many blogs, so you would think I’d have at least one WordPress blog by now, since they are very popular.

However, I am late to jump on that bandwagon. This is my first one!

With this blog I will be giving you all sorts of different home based business and work at home information… 

On a regular basis there will be posts pertaining to one or more of the following: 

* Home business opportunities
* Online business ideas 
* Internet marketing products
* Search Engine Optimization
* Work at home jobs
* Making money online
* Home business resources
* Marketing strategies
* Traffic generation tips
* Business news
* Affiliate programs 

…and just about everything else pertaining to work at home based business!

I hope you enjoy this site and learn a lot from it for years to come. Visit often, there will always be something new to read!

Dedicated to your success,

Trent Brownrigg