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Audience is Everything. Don't Take it for Granted.

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I am listening to a Pod Cast from Pat Flynn and Clay Collins. The podcast is called Laddering Up. What it is talking about is how Apple, Netflix, and Lead-pages all started as something different then they have become. You may remember Apple started as a little gaming computer.

Anyway there are four rungs on the ladder. The first rung is build an email list (TrafficWave). Ladder rung two is start selling your first product. Ladder rung three is about optimizing and building a real business. Ladder rung four is leveraging the opportunities your new vantage point affords you.

Ladder rung four for Netflix was production of films and entire character franchises. They began their business competing with Block Buster and now they are contenders with HBO and many other Movie studios.

Collins says, "I’ve heard a lot of people talk about creating a minimum viable product, and a lot of folks start with product creation. In my view that’s absolutely not the right way to go. You should start …

Voice Shopping is The All-New Rage. Just Say What You Want And Get it.

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Voice shopping using smart speakers and smartphone apps is starting to gain traction among consumers, opening up a new "conversational commerce" channel and potentially disrupting the retail sector. Devices such as Amazon's Alexa-powered speakers and Google Home, which use artificial intelligence to respond to voice commands, are offering new choices to consumers who are looking for more convenient ways to order goods and services.


Voice shopping is expected to jump to $40 billion annually in 2022 in the United States, from $2 billion today, according to a survey this year by OC&C Strategy Consultants.

A recent eMarketer survey found 36 percent of US consumers liked the idea of using a home-based assistant like Amazon Echo for making a purchase. Amazon's devices, which hit the market in 2015, were designed in large part to help boost sales, and Google Home was launched a year later. The use of smart speakers has expanded the possibilities available through smartph…

Love Thai food? Try one of my favorite Thai take-out dish.

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Green Curry is my absolute favorite Thai take-out dish. It also happens to be a simple, satisfying dish that you can make easily at home, making it also one of my favorite home cooked meals.



Green Curry is traditionally served with a protein of your choice, usually a lighter meat so it doesn't over power the delicate flavor of the green chilies. I make it with chicken or pork all the time and we occasionally will order it with shrimp if we know where the shrimp were harvested. Tuna however, is new for us.

I had been craving green curry all week but we already had chicken that week, I was out of tofu and I didn't have time to defrost and cook some pork shoulder. You see, I've been trying to stretch our animal proteins to about once a week per animal to help with out budget and our health! It gets tricky! You really need to plan ahead....or have an open mind. I took the open mind route and decided to use the left over tuna I had sitting in the fridge. Fish in green curry is co…

Love it or hate it - Durian is truly out of this world!

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Honestly, westerners don't like this fruit. If you have never seen Durian you must do a Google Search. A fresh fruit in Thailand is very spiny, dark green, about 15 inches long and 8 to 10 inches in diameter.

It is called the King f the Fruits here in Thailand. It is very tasty and very expensive. A single fruit is about 3 KG and costs 120 Baht a Kilo, that is about $3.75. So that single fruit is about $11.25. And that is off the back of a truck on the street, not in a nice store.

The Thais are going to send Durian into outer space in July. The fruit - that has people swooning and revolted by its smell and taste - will be sent to the heavens in what scientists say will be the first Thai food to leave earth.


The idea to send the dried version of the fruit is part of the National Space Exploration group's "Thai Food to Space" project. The Thais think that one day durian could be the choice of discerning and hungry astronauts, reported Sanook.
The edible fruit is creamy go…

Chances are that you, or at least someone you know, is affected.

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Today as I write this, One of the world’s largest spam email operations has accidentally leaked its entire database of almost 1.4 billion email addresses because of carelessness when carrying out a routine backup.

As well as email addresses the leaked data also included names, IP addresses and mailing addresses, according to security researchers at MacKeeper.

The data was reportedly leaked from from a US based email marketing company called River City Media who send out more than one billion emails per day. According to TechCrunch, the company previously has worked with the likes of Nike, AT&T and Gillette.

The massive haul of leaked data was discovered in January, said security expert Chris Vickery from MacKeeper, after he found a remote backup stored online without any form of security or password protection.

1.4 BILLION email addresses leaked online due to spammer’s dodgy back up 

The data breach is so large that the Indian government have since been forced to issue a statement deny…

Google’s Auto Draw turns your doodles into art

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Google has launched a new tool that uses artificial intelligence to identify what you are doodling on screen and turn it into a surprisingly good drawing.

The tool which you can try for free is available to users on smartphone, tablet or desktop and uses images collected by Google from artists and then pairs them with what it thinks you have sketched on screen.

The purpose of Auto Draw is to offer neat versions of whatever is you are trying to draw. Try Auto Draw for yourself: https://www.autodraw.com

         Hope this is Helpful,
Hercules Seizure Mahaan
                     The Darkman

What is an Autoresponder? Why do you need an Autoresponder To Make More Money?

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The simplest way to explain an Autoresponder is to think of it as program that automatically responds to any email sent to it. Our Autoresponders not only automatically answers emails sent but it remembers who sent the email and follows up with them whenever you tell it to... automatically.


Effective sales people know that the fortune is in the follow-up. This is why good sales people spend so much time following up on past clients, making repeat sales calls, sending postcard reminders, sending out brochures to the same people, going through their list of contacts to see who they haven't talked to in a while.

The TrafficWave Autoresponder takes care of following up with your online prospects automatically.

Why do you need an Autoresponder?

Experts tell us that it takes an average of 7 different contacts to close a sale. If you are not following up with your prospects on a regular basis, you are losing sales! As your list of prospects grows, it becomes more and more difficult and time …