Free Landscape Wallpapers

March 25, 2007 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: My Pictures 

I noticed that the pictures section was quite slim so I have added some Free Landscape Wallpapers for you to try out.

These are all pics that I have taken myself, the location for all of the pics is in the Yorkshire Dales (UK).

I am making the pictures available for free but if you do decide to use any of them as your desktop wallpaper then I would be very greatful if you could leave me a small donation to help pay for the bandwidth!

So with that out of the way, you can access all of the Desktop Wallpapers at the location below, each pic is available in three different sizes:

https://elpassoblog.com/free_wallpapers

I hope you enjoy them, remember that these are my own pictures and they are for your own personal use only. They are not for resale or distribution!

Thanks,
Dan

A Different Slant On Resale Rights Products

March 22, 2007 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: Project Updates 

A different slant on resale rights products

This week I am going to be looking at ways to profit from products that come with resale rights, mainly e-books and software.

I know for a fact that a lot of you reading this will sell products with resale rights, some of you may have even created your own product that is currently “out there” floating around cyber space.

What I am going to try and do in this newsletter is get some feedback from you, and discuss different ways of making products with resale rights much more profitable for the author and for the seller.

This actually all started last week when I sent out an email to you promoting the new Audio Video Riches membership website, in the email I said this:

“the e-Book that has sold over 1,000 copies since 2005 can be yours, complete with private label rights.”

If you missed the email I decided to grant private label rights for my Basic HTML e-book to anyone that bought the product via my link, but that isn’t what I want to focus on today, what I want to focus on is this part of the sentence:

“sold over 1,000 copies”

The above statement really got me thinking, the book may have sold over 1000 copies (it comes with resale rights and I’m sure lots of you will sell it) but what do I get from those 1000 sales?

1. I MIGHT get a click back to my site
2. I MIGHT get the reader to sign up to my newsletter
3. I MIGHT if I’m very lucky make a sale on some hosting via my affiliate link

But as you can see there are a lot of “Might’s” in there, wouldn’t it be great if we could find a way to change all of those “Might’s” to “Will’s” – particularly the first two points. I think that I have discovered a way to turn the first two “Might’s” into “Will’s”.

1. I WILL get a click back to my site
2. I WILL get the reader to sign up to my newsletter

I have given these a lot of thought over the past week and I firmly believe that there is an easy way to do this, not just with your own product with resale rights, but with ANY product that is already out there on the market.

However before we all get too excited I do need your help, I have added a few simple poll questions below and I would be delighted if you could help me by answering each one!

Do you currently sell any products with resale rights?

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Where do you currently sell your items? (May not be applicable to some of you!)

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Are you happy with your current sales/profit margains?

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Are you at all intrigued by my idea?

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Thanks for filling out the poll’s, I will keep a close eye on the findings and I will give out some more information hopefully in my next newsletter. I think this could be huge and I would love you to be involved.

As always please feel free to add your ideas or suggestions in the comments section, I always read all of the comments and I will do my best to reply.

Thanks again,

Regards,
Dan

George Bush meets the Chinese Primeinister

March 13, 2007 by · Comment
Filed under: Humour 

Another humor video, this one has been submitted by a newsletter subscriber named Derek Hyde. Thanks Derek!

Weird Al Yankovic – The Saga Begins

March 12, 2007 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: Humour 

Another addition to the new humour section today. When I stumble upon something that makes me chuckle I will try and remember to post it here as well.

This addition is a rather comical music video created by the genious that is “Weird” Al Yankovic:

How To Secure Download Links And Pages

March 8, 2007 by · 4 Comments
Filed under: General Chat 

Hello everyone, I have created this weeks newsletter from an article I wrote some time ago. I get a lot of questions about digital downloads and the best way to protect them. In the article I show you ways to  protect your download links without using a delivery script.

In the digital age more and more people have taken to selling digital products such as software, pictures, music files and eBooks over the Internet. Many of these people sell such products on their own website, once a customer has purchased the product they will be given a download link so they can download their purchase.

What a lot of these sellers don’t realise is that a lot of potential customers are downloading the product free of charge either through un-encrypted download links or insecure download directories. If you are selling digital products then I would strongly suggest that you read this article and make sure that your site is secure!

The first lesson I will show you is how to protect your download directories. Download directories are where you store your files that the customer will download after purchase, so if you were selling e-books your storage location may look like:

www.yoursite.com/e-books

If someone were to type that URL into their web browser chances are they would see a “tree view” structure of your folder. In short they would have access to all files within that folder without having to pay you a single penny!

To stop this you can create a page called “index.html” and upload it to the “e-books” folder. This means that now when someone tries to access the folder, they wont see the contents of your directory, they will see the index page you have just uploaded.

So now you have protected your file storage directory what else can you do? Well there are still a lot more tasks you can undertake to protect your files.

Zipping your files has now become more important than ever and should be used with all of your files. Google and many other search engines now crawl pdf files, word documents and other none HTML files, these are NOT SAFE! Many e-book sellers store their downloads as PDF documents.

While this may not be a problem for those adding content to their sites in the form of PDF newsletters and reports, it also means that you must never store a product you want to SELL as a PDF file (unless it is in a password-protected folder).

It gets worse. Google not only reads PDF files but converts them to HTML so that your e-book can not only be downloaded but they can get the source as well!

Now human nature being what it is means the chances are that person will now customise your e-book with their own links, compile it and sell it or give it away.

A simple way of keeping your files out of the reach of spiders is to upload them as a zip file. Search engines cannot look inside zip files (yet) and list their contents. By using zip files you can add further security by making them password protected and emailing the password separately.

A further method to protect your directories would be to protect them with a password. Many web hosting companies will offer you the ability to password protect a directory. Using password protection can limit the amount of access users have to your site. You can specify a user name and password for the directory you are protecting. Each protected directory can have multiple users (each with different passwords if you prefer) who have access to it. Additionally, the Protect Directories option can be used to remove a user’s access from a protected directory.

Even with all of these safety procedures in place, there is still no guarantee that your files wont be stolen. No matter how secure you are there are always people out there that try to find “back doors” to your links. The only 100% secure way to protect your files is to store them in a folder above your public_html or www_docs directory and then have a script send out an encrypted, expiring download link to your customer straight after payment. This is the method that I use with great success.

If you have any different methods or suggestions then please feel free to leave a comment. I would also love to hear any horror stories you may have!

Thanks for reading,
Regards,
Dan

 P.S. You may notice that I have also added a “Humour” section to this site. If you fancy a laugh then click on the “Humour” link to your left 🙂

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