Monthly Archives: June 2012

Is that a fist I see down there??

Just one of those random thoughts of the day. I was standing eating my lunch and looked out of the office widnows (we’re 6 floors up). I looked down at the sign of the estate we’re on and thought .. that looks like a first?  Am I bonkers?? Well you tell me as here is picture of said sign :

OK could also be a thumbs up (is that a point for a G+ share)? Or a robotic hand clenched as one big finger? Anyhow, that is my random thought of the day; as you can tell my day is such an exciting one today…

O well, one quite break from my daily stand-up presentation I am writing – how I can improve my scrum team as their stand-ups lack conviction..

Think I will have to start taking more photo’s for this blog and other sites as so much fun stuff around these days – it seems that people are having fun with their signs. Do you have a fun one to mention? Leave a comment about any funny sign you have seen…


How do you create an online store to make money

Well, in today’s online world we all want to try and grab a bit of that pie. We all like to buy and sell online and making cash online has been a limited privileged or secret art form costing money to have you page created. That is until recent times. Now you don’t even have to have stock to make money from sales online.

What am I talking about? Well companies such as Amazon now allow you to create a virtual store linking into them from which you earn a percentage for each and every sale that is done through your store. This offering from Amazon is called an aStore and is very easy to do. You go onto their page, join their affiliate program and create you aStore choosing what items you want (or categories of items) to sell. Once you’ve done that it gives you the code you put on your page (or a link if you choose) and that’s it. Add that to your page and you have an online store.

More affiliate and associate schemes are becoming available now for every day users although you still have to spend time to drive sales through them. That is the bottom line in that you don’t need products, you don’t need to code, you just need to get people to go and buy.

If you want an example of what one of these stores can look like goto and select the Store option. There you will see a aStore I setup. O, and if looking to buy please feel free – after all your buying from Amazon and helping me out too

How to blog for money – eye opener

Before I begin, don’t get me wrong I do have advertising links and Amazon affiliate stuff on my blog(s) as its would be nice to earn a little for content. Though I have to say I don’t 🙂  so I don’t think earning from blogging is a bad thing but things can be an eye opener.

Out of an interest I decided to go to and search for “how to blog for money”; surprisingly it returned 3,750,000,000 results… So 3.75 billion results from that simple search.. I mean, the sheer number of blogs and sites that have this is immense. With such a number of people in the entire world of the Internet trying to earn money you either have to be outstanding OR lucky, or expect little cash…

Needless to say we are not condoling clicking on links just for sake of clicking as this doesn’t do anyone any good – advertising is only to be clicked on to find out more about item advertised. This blog post is more about opening peoples eyes that if trying to earn money for a blog then you may not get as much; if any; as you expect…

See the other 3,749,999,999 of you around 🙂

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