Archive for September, 2013

Warren Buffet Spills the Beans

Recently picked up a copy “The Snowball”, a book about Warren Buffet, the billionaire. It’s a fascinating read. It tells in a lot of detail how he got to where he is and how he did what he did.

He attributes his success in part to the influence of a book he read by F.C. Minaker called “One Thousand Ways to Make $1,000″.

Now Warren started young. After reading the book at age eleven, he declared he would be a millionaire by the time he was 35. And then promptly set about making it happen, using the insights, advice and inspiration he got from the book. We should note that this was at the time of the Great Depression, which was a far worse financial crisis than the recent recession we have experienced.
There is a wealth of information in this little book. It’s been out of print for a while, but after getting a such a powerful recommendation, you can find it on Amazon as a print-on-demand book.

Well, there’s a very interesting section in Minaker’s book about the history of money and how it came into existence. It’s good to get a grasp of what money is at this time of confusing information and banking skulduggery.

I plan to get this book too. If it’s good enough for Warren Buffet, then it’s good enough for me.

What do you think?


How to Start Your Life on Line

One of the first things you will need to start your life on line is a blog. Sounds easy enough and it will be when you follow these steps.

The best way to start is with a domain name. This is unique to you and you own it, like having your own house or shop front on the world wide web. There are other options such as Blogger which is free through gmail. However, you run the risk of being effect of someone else’s decisions and changes in ways that can’t happen if you own your own space.

There are a number of different places where you can check to see if the domain name you want is already registered or if the name you have chosen is available. Then you can register for your use.  D9 has a good domain checking service. On this site,  you can quickly check out your proposed domain name. They also are a very reliable hosting company with great back up service.

D9 is a company I am happy to recommend because they want to help new users find their feet and be successful. Having been there and done that themselves, they know what it’s like, both the good and the bad. They offer a lot of support to help newcomers to the internet world. I can certainly say that with confidence as I found their support very useful.

So, what to choose for your domain name? The best domain name you can choose to get started is your own name. There is a very simple reason for this. You can bet that as soon as someone starts to become successful, if they haven’t got their name registered, someone else will register that name as a domain name. You don’t want to be facing a struggle or extra expense to be able to get the use of your own name at some point of time in the future. It’s best to keep the domain name as short as possible, something that is easy for people to remember and easy to spell if your name is a bit exotic. A jeweller friend raises another important consideration. There’s another reason to use your name, and that is that people are more likely to remember your name than the name of your website. 

There’s no limit to how many domains you own, so you can always set up other domains relating to a particular subject, interest or activity any time you want. With hosting at D9, you get unlimited hosting for as many domains as you want.

The easiest way to get a website up and running is to use WordPress to start off with. You can get yourself set up within minutes. I’ll go over that in another blog soon.

Hope this helps,