It’s the second half of the year! Time to revisit your goals, dreams, and desires.

So, today marks the beginning of the second half of the year.


This is a perfect time to revisit the goals & desires that you decided you wanted at the beginning of the year, and to a) see how you are progressing, and b) make a new plan for the next 6 months.


Don’t get to the end of the year & then realise that you’ve wasted most of the 12 months of the year – this is a great time to reset, take stock, and start afresh where needed.


Stop your sites from being hacked!

Don’t think that you’re too small to be hacked, or that it won’t affect you!



A while ago, a couple of my friends had their main blog sites hacked quite badly, and so from that, we all installed a couple of plugins that would notify us of any interference.  But there wasn’t an easy solution.


Then a few weeks afterwards, I got automated emails from those plugins telling me that some of my WordPress files had been changed, and that it had stopped some executable hacks being uploaded.


How to become an Amazon Associate affiliate

As part of the 90 Day Affiliate Challenge, we’ve moved on to looking at Amazon as a source for products to promote, particularly given the time of year (note to self; next year, have Christmas-related affiliate sites in place before this point!).


So that meant I needed to sign up to become an affiliate for Amazon.


I recorded a short video showing you how to set up an Amazon Associates account, so you can watch that here:



Update on the 90 Day Affiliate Challenge

We’re now something like 18 days into the official challenge, though I started a couple of days late.


At the moment we’re concentrating on Clickbank for the first affiliate site (yes, I did say ‘first’ – there will be more than one!). So our instructions from Jason were to have a look on Clickbank for popular products in a non-internet marketing niche.


Then came the longwinded and fairly boring task of keyword research. I am aware that there are various tools out there to make that a lot easier, but if you remember the rules of this challenge (link to my previous post), we’re starting without much money. So we’re doing it the free but somewhat longer way.

Time for a challenge…a 90 day challenge…

Fancy a challenge?


How about one to get you earning $100 a day by the end of it?


Jason E Johns is just starting a 90 day challenge, so I thought I’d take a look.


The Challenge – To Make $100 A Day Consistently At The End Of 90 Days

Start Date – Wednesday 16th October 2012**

End Date – Monday 14th January 2013


**Yes, I am aware I’m a day late in posting this, but I’m sure I can cope with being a day behind!

A Tour of Easy Video Player 2 – Behind The Scenes (General Settings)

Welcome to my newest video – this time, I’ve donned the air hostess outfit, and am giving you a guided tour!


Oh, ok, so maybe I don’t have an air hostess outfit, but I am still giving you a tour – this video shows you behind the scenes of Easy Video Player 2, and goes through all of the general settings so that you can see all the various features that it offers.


Amazon S3 – A Beginner’s Guide (Part 3) – Distributing from your Amazon S3 account

As part of Barry’s Video Challenge, I have now created Part 3 of my Amazon S3 series.


In this post and video, I cover 3 different methods of distributing from your Amazon S3 account.


After all, it’s all well & good storing your data in there, but how do you get it back out again?!


This video explains that.


Incidentally, if you haven’t seen the first or second parts, they can be found here:
Video 1:


Video 2:

(as the URLs might suggest!).

Amazon S3 – A Beginner’s Guide (Part 2) – Uploading to your Amazon S3 account



Here is the second part of my Beginner’s Guide to Amazon S3.


(If you haven’t seen the first part, it’s here:


In this post & video, I show you 3 different ways of uploading your media to your Amazon S3 account.


1) Directly uploading to your Amazon S3 account from your computer

2) Using a program called Cloudberry to upload (works like Filezilla)

3) Using Easy Video Player to upload to your S3 account.


Amazon S3 – A Beginner’s Guide (Part 1)

Hey everyone,


Today I’ve started on my Amazon S3 series, which will take up the next couple of blog posts as well.


I’ve created a video for you to show you how to set up an Amazon S3 account, and in subsequent posts I will show you how to upload files (videos, audio, images etc) to your S3 account, and then how to use that to embed your media on to specific pages.


I will also be using Easy Video Player and Amazon S3 together, so I will show you how to do that as well.

Understanding Easy Video Player – Q&A Session

Hey everyone,


Sorry for my absence, but I’ve been working on my latest report.   Not only that, but I’ve also put myself in front of the camera as well!


What is this new report about, you may ask?



Well actually, the title of this blog post should kind of give that away really…


I’m one of those people that always has questions about things.    How does it work, what does it look like, what can it do…and Easy Video Player was no exception to this.