Category: Things to do

Need to get a little more work…

My web business needs to get a little busier. No, make that a lot busier!  You see, I'd like to buy a new cottage in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It's on the water too. Perfect for parties. Have a look at it:

I might need a few referrals, so if you can think of anyone who needs a little web work done, please send them my way :-)


Jim’s new book

Of course being  over 50 means I'm not getting any younger but neither is Jim Straw. Over the past 37 years, J.F. Straw has written well over 700 books, booklets, manuals, reports, courses and articles about doing business -- all based on his own personal, hands-on experience. He is truly a self-made millionaire. He has sold over five-hundred million dollars ($500,000,000) worth of products and services by mail.

His latest book, Mustard Seeds, Shovels, & Mountains: How to Succeed Using Your Physio-Psychic Power he says, "I tell you EXACTLY how I achieved my incredible success (over $500 MILLION worth!). -- I lay out for you the EXACT method and thinking I used to create fortune after fortune after fortune."

Watch the video below as he tells you about it:

He says:

"Seriously. It's a book that can CHANGE your life and it's price is less than the cost of lunch at a fast food restaurant. -- The book is only $9.95."

Jim is also one of the nicest people you would want to meet. Although I haven't actually met him face-to-face, I've participated in discussions with him online, and we have exchanged email. Years ago I wrote a book about selling car advertising online and I emailed Jim and asked if he could help me. Believe it or not, he emailed me back and said, "Let me see what you got."

I sent him a copy to review. He wrote back and congratulated me for a well written manual, and that he would be happy to help me sell it online. Funny.... you would think most multi-millionaires wouldn't even give you the time of day, let alone help you sell something. But, Jim did.

It doesn't matter if you're over 50, get Jim's book. It's sure to help you manage better in the next 50 years to come. It's already become a best seller on Amazon!


Make some extra cash testing websites

I ran across a website today that are looking for regular people to test online web stores that consumers use. They look for people in various demographic profiles; people whose profile fits the target market of a particular store.

How it works:

  1. Website owners will pay to watch a real person use their site so they can discover where their site is confusing. has a panel of “user testers” to do this. If you become one of our user testers, then whenever your demographic profile is requested, you’ll have an opportunity to earn money using a website.
  2. You use our online screen recorder to record a video of what’s happening on your screen – mouse movements, clicks, and keystrokes – and your spoken comments while you use the website you’re testing. (Videos are typically 15 minutes long.)

So, the idea is, if they have jobs your profile fits, they will give you $10 for creating a 20 minute video and answering a handful of questions about your experience using a website.

I haven't tried, and I'm not really interested, but I thought I would post this because it may be of interest to someone. To learn more about this job click here.


Watching Sports….

One of the greatest things about single again is there isn't any fight over the TV remote. You can watch sports 24 hours a day if you want to.

The AAF World Junior Championships last weekend in Barcelona certainly was entertaining. 19-year-old Michelle Jenneke who is a the Australian junior hurdler caught the eye of the media. I don't think it was for her ability to race, although she did fairly well. But her warm-up technique is a real winner. Here it is, in case you missed it:

It isn't any surprise that she is being " widely hailed online as "the world's sexiest hurdler." But there is some sad news too. Apparently she didn't qualify for the Olympics this summer. Perhaps all of the marriage proposals she has received will make up for this disappointment.


Get some free books to read.

I love to read, but unfortunately I don't seem to find a lot of time for it these days. Too busy doing other things. But these days you don't have to worry about forgetting your book at home. The Amazon free  Kindle reader has reader apps you can install on most of your electronic devices.

There are many free Kindle reader apps. One of them will let you read books right in your browser. And there are apps for Windows , smart phones such as Blackberry, Andriod and iPhone, plus supporting apps for iPad and Android tablets.

I ran across a website that offers over 100 books you can download for free. But if you're Canadian, there might be a trick involved. Read the FAQ on the site. It says:

The book prices are based on the US amazon site, AKA, But, there is a "trick". Because the books are often only free in the US, just replace your site ( with amazon.COM when you are redirected. I have heard this works pretty well for people.

Read thousands of free books with a Kindle App, including popular classics like The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Pride and Prejudice, and Treasure Island! And please share your experience here.

Update 07/21/2012: There's been a new page added to this site that will allow you to download up to 5 free eBooks per month. Click here to check it out too.