Monday, November 22, 2010

Catching Up To What's Important

Recently, I was working as an overworked and underpaid developer in the downtown Orlando area. I realized that I much rather have the time to work on my own things, as well as spend more time with my family. It bothered me that I had to work 50-60 hour weeks.

Since I've freed up my schedule somewhat, I've got more time to focus on EcommerceForEveryone.com , my own start-up. I've been able to add some cool enhancements, fix a few bugs, and generally add more value to the service.

So using some of my free time wisely, I've updated to the latest version of Mac Os X, Zend Studio, Mamp Pro, and some other goodies. Cleared my mac book pro, and reformatted it into a rock solid development environment, very nice if I say so myself. I've got all of the premium tools at my disposal now.

I haven't blogged for a little while, so I though it'd be a good thing to catch up for those that actually read/follow this blog. I'm much more active on my twitter account, and I was posting a little more regularly on my PuReWebDev blog until I got lazy and stopped posting (bad habit).

Just as a follow up to my previous posting, nothing has happened to mysql as yet, I feared they'd be extinguished once Oracle bought Sun (which owned mysql at the time).

Not a whole lot of items of import to share at the moment, but I'll stop by and post some more once I've got more upgrades completed to E4E, maybe even post a few screen shots of the work.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Upgrading My Skills

It's been a little while since I've posted anything new here. I've been busy working on a few different little projects, a self branded website for myself, Genesis Font. I've also been trying to make a post every now and then on my internet handle, PuReWebDev.

I've been working for an online marketing company as well, doing some SEO work and development. The development part is the part I really enjoy, even though I produce rather impressive results with the marketing. I still get to do my own affiliate retail marketing as well.

This year in general has been interesting to say the least. Lots of changes to speak of, but in regards to technology, I've been spending a lot of time focusing on jQuery, as well as standards compliant coding, xhtml and css. I'm happy to do things the right way, and it's a great feeling knowing that you've coded something properly, and makes you wonder how you've managed to do things any other way.

I've spotted some new market opportunities that I'm going to exploit later this year. Fantastic idea, no one is doing, and kind of makes you wonder why that is. I actually have to set up a server to get it all going,

Friday, December 18, 2009

Exploring eBay for Affiliate Marketing

After a very rewarding and successful experience using the Amazon Associates program. I decided that I should start an additional revenue stream. I've been using Google Adsense and Amazon exclusively for my affiliate marketing projects, but I'd like to add eBay into the mix.
How To Start Real Ebusinesses: Using Multiple Streams Of Income (Volume 1)

Many affiliate marketers have been earning a revenue from eBay, and I feel as though I've been missing my slice of the pie by not joining in on the fun. So today, I submitted an application to join the program. It was a relatively straight forward process, and I couldn't help but notice how easy they made it to join all of their international affiliate programs at once. With Amazon, you have to create a separate account for each international zone.

I'm curious as to how I might include eBay into my existing affiliate retail operations. I'm trying to increase my chances of earning, and also increase my revenue per month. I've been checking out some eBay marketing books that will hopefully help me to get the most out of the program, one of the books: How To Start Real Ebusinesses: Using Multiple Streams Of Income (Volume 1) .

Before anything, I'm going to have to be approved for the program. I submitted my website E-commerce For Everyone as my main website to use with the program. Hopefully, there isn't any issue with me using the eBay program on many different websites. Currently I'm operating over 60 different, affiliate retail websites, and if I keep doing what I'm doing (setting up a new one each week), then I feel 2010 will be a great year for me.

I'll follow up to this post if I get approved, and hopefully document the steps I'm taking on my road to success. I've been posting on my amazon associate blog over at WordPress, but since Blogger has integrated Amazon Associates, I might start to switch it up a little. I'll have to make it a point to post more in my Information Technology blog.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Oracle Finally Owns MySQL

Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems, who had also recently acquired MySQL not too long ago. MySQL started life as an open-source database system that was built was used freely by developers and companies around the world. Even large enterprise systems use MySQL, and this may have possed a threat to Oracle.

In a move from the "own your competition" playbook, Oracle snapped up Sun Mirosystems and thus MySQL. MySQL is the the world's most popular open source database, so the acquisition of Sun by Oracle makes the world of database administrators shake. I'm sure the world of Java and Solaris is also just been tossed up into the sky.

We all know that during acquisitions lots of promises are made, but rarely are they all kept. What I thought was interesting was that there was no mention of MySQL in the Sun Oracle Press Release. I'm sure that there will be more news to follow as soon as the dust settles.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Life with a PS3 Changes Things

Wow, it's been a while since I made my last post. That's what I was thinking and I started to think about why that might be. I came to the conclusion, that since purchasing the Sony Playstation 3, the television, is now a device I can embrace once again. Seriously, the television was on it's way out the door, but then some one shed some light on the wonderful goodness of browsing the internet on your hi-def tv. It was finally, a better way forward.

When using the the PS3 with a hi-def television, you can browse the internet on your tv and watch on demand content from YouTube, Hulu, and a ton of other video and social websites. I've been calling this internet television, TV 2.0. Because the PS3 is a DLNA compatible device, I can steam, music, movies, pictures, subscibe to podcasts and more from my computer over the wireless network.

On that last note, it might be worthwhile to consider buying a new wireless n router so you can stream HD movies (while still doing all your other network intensive stuff like voip, streaming video, bittorent).

Once you step up to watching strickly internet video (or free dtv), you start to realize that you've got access to all your favorite shows (without having to pay for content subscriptions). Since getting the PS3, I've been even further enveloped in a world of hi-tech gadgetry. I live in a very network centric home, and I'll tell you what........ I like it. I like alot!

Back to my e-commerce work.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

International Amazon Associate Websites by EcommerceForEveryone.com

Ok, so I've been busy working on some new development. This time, it looks like EcommerceForEveryone.com will be going international. We've recently launch some sites for Canada, France, Germany, UK and US (sorry Japan). We're still working enhance things a big, but for the mean time, they are doing ok.

I've also been inviting people to come check out Amazon Associates forum. There is discussion about all things e-commerce and Amazon.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

EcommerceForEveryone.com crea TuMusicaLatino.com

Un nuevo website ha sido desarrollado por EcommerceForEveryone.com para ofrecer la música latina a todos nuestros Latinos compañeros para disfrutar del mejor de la salsa, de Merengue y más.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

EcommerceForEveryone.com Launches an Amazon Associates Forum

EcommerceForEveryone.com , developers of Amazon Associate Websites, have created a new Amazon Associates forum. If you've been interested in learning to earn with the Amazon.com Associates program, then take an opportunity to join our new community.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Everything You'll Need To Build Your Next Computer

Here are a few things you might need for building your next home or business computer. It's always better to build a custom especially if your going to be playing some video games, or editing video.