Play the Damn Music

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I don’t know what kind of music is your favorite, I like a variety, but it is no secret that I am into metal, all kinds of metal, I am also a fan of dubstep.

You think I’m crazy?

For some reason the energy in this type of music transfers into me, it gets me going and fired up for whatever I need to do.

I have been to many concerts in that past few years, best times of my life.

Every morning or before any meeting I play some of my favorite music, and for sure, no matter how I feel, everything changes and I feel like it hit my reset button.

So, whenever you need a pick me up, play the damn music and you will accomplish more.

So What! I Cursed

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Two never before things I did on my blog post yesterday:

  1. I opened up.
  2. I cursed.

I emotionally opened up about a situation I had in my personal life, I have never done that before. I needed to gt my first and most followed advice out and I needed to confirm it with a personal experience.

I also cursed, I have never ever cursed on any platform, yet I occasionally do it in real life, let’s face it, we all do it at one point or another.

Yesterday’s post was a beginning of a new era for my blogging journey, what did you think about it? Comment below and let me know, I like some feedback.

Never Give Up

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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.

LogMeIn just acquired LastPass for $110 Millions

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LastPass is awesome.

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.

The One Reason I use LastPass

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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.

What’s the plan?

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Now that I am back and committed to blogging again, you may ask, what’s your plan?

It’s easy:

  1. At least 1 blog post every weekday.
  2. At least 50% of my posts will be useful information.
  3. I know I need to change the design… ASAP!
  4. I know I need to change some back-end settings… ASAP!
  5. Promote my other services: 25%
  6. Talk about my personal life: 25%
  7. Stay calm and drink tea!

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.

What have been up to? (The personal stuff)

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Yesterday you found out about what I did for work in the past 8 years.

Here is what I did in my personal life within the last 8 years:

1. Got married to Sharon @Sbrindy and yes we streamed the video live and had a twitter feed with our hashtag #AWEDS streaming on a live screen. Go here if you want photos or if you have time watch the videos!

And yes, TODAY IS OUR 3 YEARS WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!

2. Went to 5 concerts within NY and NJ, the best was the ORION festival by Metallica and 22 other bands in an old air field in Atlantic city for 2 long awesome days.

3. Rode almost 8000 miles on my new bike (I tracked it with endomond). And hiked a few times. Look at my instagram for my activities (You may have to scroll down a lot).

Half way done with this #bike #ride total 40 #miled

4. Got the Google Glass and enjoyed it for over 2 years, then made my money back on it when an Australian friend got it.

5. Got involved in a ton of awesome events and activities with Sharon all over New York City.

6. Enjoyed amazing dishes from many restaurants in NYC.

And that’s all I can think of for now.

Now I’m going to celebrate my 3rd wedding anniversary.

Holy guacamole! I wrote 1000 blog posts!

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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.
So, when I setup this blog some 33 years ago , I did put that fact in my considerations. My options in terms of numbers were the date or the post id within the permalinks. I thought the post id is better and easier to type.
We all know that a post id is just the post number. After writing my post this morning, the link that was generated for the post showed my post id (see for yourself) and that number was 1000.
Now, granted that done posts ended in the trash, and some was never published, but hey, that’s a 1000 blog post/articles in this blog and I’m not even a writer!
Pretty darn good huh?

What have I been up to? (The professional stuff)

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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 was is still in cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin is the most popular one, however, I have built a triple edge business around it, whether it’s mining locally, in the cloud, trading locally, online, or educating businesses who’s interested.

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.

How to fix 301 moved permanently error that may block wordpress from search engines

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I know the title is long.

And I know this may not relate to this blog, but… someone needed to fix this!

The situation:

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.