With all the good things that happened to me in the past few years whether it was personal or in business, many of my new friends have absolutely no idea that I hit rock bottom at one point in the last few years. And I mean fucking zero.
I had no job for a long whole, on my own, no family, very few friends stood by me and helped as much as they could, and I am forever thankful for them, but I hit a point where I had no rent money, no food money, was late on bills to the point that I had no heat or hot water at some point, I still remember getting brain freeze from the shower, I even asked the neighbors for an electricity extension. Bank froze all my money, and I was in debt to friends.
However, I NEVER GAVE UP. I know it will be a long road to get back on my feet. And it was, and without a lot of boring details, I found a job on craigslist, revived my eCommerce skills, blogged and did affiliate marketing, moved around 5 apartments, and so on, I did what it took as long as it was legal or legit to become independent again.
It worked. although it took 3 years, it really worked, I learned a lot from it, but my number one lesson is not to give up.
This post is not to brag of what I did or how I did it, this was just to open up and give you this priceless advice.
So, that’s what I will leave you with. Never Give Up. All will be well.
And according to an email fro them this morning and TechCrunch, The remote desktop software giant LogMeIn just acquired lastpass this morning for $110 Millions.
Congrats to the team at lastpass and LogMeIn, security is an important subject to me and pretty much any other person on the web.
Looking forward to all the new features from both companies.
I’ve been meaning to write about lastpass for years.
My passwords got out of hands a few years ago, I needed a good password management system, I looked everywhere.
All password management software had almost the same options, generate secure passwords, sync it with any device, form auto fill, high encryption, save it all in the clouds… Wait, what?!
Why would I ever save all my passwords and sensitive information on any cloud based service? That’s a big NO NO for me.
Except that lastpass does all the above PLUS they don’t save your passwords or logins in the cloud, your highly encrypted file is downloaded and de-crypted in each device that you use, in fact, if you forget your master password, it’s extremely hard even for them to get you back in. So, don’t forget your freakin master password.
Not to mention a couple more great features: Secure notes which is like evernote but encrypted and saved within your account, and their amazing security check which keeps your logins fresh and up to date with security.
Lastpass is really awesome and it works with anything, really, even with my firefox for android! And it’s completely FREE, or for mobile devices it’s only $12 per year!! That’s 3.2 cents a day! How much do you spend on your coffee per day?!
And for me, if you use my link to lastpass I get 1 free month of premium and then you can share your link and get free month as well.
Now that I am back and committed to blogging again, you may ask, what’s your plan?
I’m also thinking about creating a brand new blog to talk about my personal life as this blog was a created for business. What do you think? Comment below.
It was said before that having a number in your WordPress posts link is good for seo. I’m not sure if this is still true, I’ll have to check on that.
I’m a big boy, so I will admit it… I have not blogged in 8 years!
My affiliate links on this blog are half broken and the income died slowly from the working affiliate links.
I don’t believe in the 9to5 bullshit.
In the past 8 years I changed my focus to a higher income than affiliate marketing, consulting.
I became a Certified eCommerce consultant, focused on eBay and Paypal. I have designed a few courses and action plans for many individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized businesses.
I have put my entire 19+ years of online selling and marketing into my courses and teachings. And I enjoyed teaching it.
My second focus
I have also built (well, not 100% done) 3 other businesses, call them startups if you like, all with my own capital.
That’s all for now. This was a catch up kind of post. I’ll fill you in tomorrow about my personal life in the past 8 years.
P.S. This is the first official time I ever reveal my bitcoin and cryptocurrency business online.
I know the title is long.
And I know this may not relate to this blog, but… someone needed to fix this!
I have completely moved all my searches to duckduckgo (read the story), and I’m in the process of reviving this blog, however, when I look in my stats, there is almost no visits to this blog, so the first thing I did, I tried a search in duckduckgo and to my surprise, my blog is not indexed!
Although duckduckgo does not track your searches, they do pull results from bing and yahoo. And we all know by now that yahoo results are from bing.
So I go to bing webmaster tools, I ran a tool called Fetch as Bingbot, this tool will run the bingbot as same as it would normally and give you the results if there was any errors.
The results came in 10 seconds and it said Status: redirection limit reached. Then on the first actual results line, it showed (HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently). I was like huh?!
I have done a ton of search, installed some SEO and xmlmaps plugins to this wordpress site and pinged a few services, I changed the theme and removed any extra plugins then waited for weeks and months and nothing happened.
After a few hours looking at all the articles and un-answered questions on wordpress forums and other sites, it was apparent that it was from the server side. I logged in and checked everything on the server side on WHM and on the specific cpanel. Nothing yet.
I reached my frustration limit and decided to contact my hosting company.
WITHIN 3 HOURS and 5 REPLIES to my ticket, we found the solution, and that’s why I love the top level service I get with Interserver hands down the best service I got from any hosting company in the past 15+ years.
At first I was redirected to the correct department, then his first idea was to look at the .htaccess file, which was perfectly fine.
His 2nd suggestion was that when you type guruofsales.com in any browser, it redirected to www.guruofsales.com, and that created a loop.
BOOM, the solution was to go to my wp admin area, go to settings>general then remove the www from both the wordpress address and the site address. save the changes. immediately go to the fetch as bingbot toll and it’s completely fixed with the amazing message: HTTP/1.1 200 OK.
Now I just have to write a new blog post so it get’s pinged and sit back and relax. guruofsales.com should show on search engines very soon.
I know it’s been super long since I have actively blogged. Sorry!
During that time I still used the internet and yes, I use search engines to stay informed. I even bought Google Glass and searched from it for a few things (mostly directions).
During that time Edward Snowden was all over the new about privacy. And for those of you who may ask: I don’t care if it’s the government spying on me, but private companies who’s using my information, sharing it and even selling to bigDATA… that’s a hell NO!
Long story short (I may have more on this soon), I decided to take control of my privacy, and trust me, it paid off.
I completely moved all my searches to duckduckgo, the only search engine comprehensive enough to fulfill my searching needs without tracking every single search and other data. I migrated back to Firefox from Chrome and I am not worried about my privacy as I used to be.
That’s it. take my advice or don’t, but it’s as simple as that, I will share more on other privacy issues in the near future.
It’s been a while, a long while.