Seminars…How Can I Even Begin To Explain?

Earn 1k A Day – A Seminar Worth Every Minute and Penny

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That’s what the seminar was called. I was told it was the seminar that took a friends online business from $0 to $4 million in 2 short years. Now that I’m back, I hope it does the same for me and I am already planning to achieve $25k in a month for a new business venture soon.

So it’s not quite 1k a Day, but I am planning on making it a lot more than that as the business builds. It wasn’t the great speakers that helped me put a plan into place, but the networking with a new friend over lunch that changed my outlook and motivated me to see what I was missing.

I Was The Lost Sheep

Everyone there was a member of the Earn1kaday forum and website. People were shocked that I heard about it and came without knowing anyone. If you need help getting your internet business off the ground, you need to check out this membership site called Earn1kaday.

There’s a trial membership for 14days for $10. Your guaranteed to get your money’s worth if you download a few of the free courses and products that members get for signing up. I signed up for the lifetime membership for $500, everyone at the seminar said I would be foolish not too.

I am glad I did….

4 (Detailed) Ways To Monetize Your Site – Part 1 of 4

The Four Easiest Ways To Consider Monetizing Your Website (Part #1 of 4)

You should think about making money (without selling anything people can own)

I am often asked, “How can you make money on a website without selling anything?”. Quite honestly, on many of my sites make most of the income from not selling anything that someone can own. I may not be selling any “Product” on them in the way most people think of as they only way to make money on the internet, but rather I do sell a little bit of space on my site for people to get their advertising on.

Some Of The Biggest Internet Companies Today Have Paved the Way

There are many VERY BIG Companies that do exactly what I do. The only difference is that they do it on a much larger scale. In fact, I use their business models in much the same way they do. The largest internet company that almost everyone has heard of, Google, makes millions of dollars per month from the ads on their site. I just follow their lead and use their expertise to do the same. Here is the first way to make a little (or a lot) revenue by simply renting space out on your site.

Putting Block and Banner Ads on Your Site

We’ve all seen the HUGE sales banners going across the tops of websites or along the sidebars all over the internet. Companies are willing to pay a lot of money to be placed on these sites to get noticed and to get traffic to their site. If you build a site that gets enough traffic to it, you can sell some of the space on the website for some decent recurring income.

What You’ll Need To Do To Make It Happen

So how do you get enough traffic on a site so that advertisers will want to spend their money to have their ad sit on your site? It’s really quite simple…build a site that people will WANT to visit and keep visiting. I’ve mentioned it before that in order to do that, you need to find a question that people want an answer to and who are looking on the internet to find that answer. Obviously, that will take a little time, effort, and research.

A Lot Of Up Front Work Done In The Beginning Will Pay Off Huge Later

There are many courses out there to learn from that will teach you great ways to lay the foundation for your internet business. The ONE I highly recommend is by Marcus Campbell called “Blog Profits Network“. You can Click Here or on the image below to go to the home page to check it out.

Marcus Campbells Blog Profits Network
Click here to go to Blog Profits Network

I believe it currently runs a little under $500 and very well worth it. When I first started doing an Internet business, his was the first online conference I ever attended and have since made over 100 times since I paid for his old site called Simple Site Big Profits.

This is a great thing to consider as a beginner. His teaching style will teach you in a fast paced way (which is something I liked) all you need to know to get started.

Good luck!

Here’s How Easy It Is To Use WPTwin

WPTwin is so easy to use! Here’s how:

  1. After you’ve made your purchase and downloaded your wptwin product, you will need to access your website servers. If you do not know how to do this, call your hosting company and ask if they can show you how to access the website servers where your WordPress blog resides. Many hosting companies have tutorials online or have good customer support staff that can help you.
  2. Once you can see inside the folder where all you wordpress files are located, you need to upload the wptwin.php file into that area.
  3. You can tell if you did it right by going to your browser and typing wptwin.php after your url. (For example, in the browser address bar, the address should say: http://www.YourWebsiteNameHere.com/wptwin.php) wptwin screenshotYou will then see a screen that says either you need to login, OR you will see a page that looks like this —>
  4. Next, all you need to do is click on the “Click To Clone” button and your backup will start to generate for you to download.
  5. saving a wptwin file to your desktop

    You now need to download the generated “clone” file to your computer and put in on a disc or backup drive so it is in a safe place. —->

  6. This file is a complete backup of your blog and includes the database as well. If it is small enough, it can be burned on a DVD to be sure that you don’t lose this clone.

Using the Clone to duplicate a site you’ve built in another location

The clone file can also be used to duplicate the look and feel of a site that you already created and like. You can deploy it in its entirety to a whole new location and simply change what you want in its duplicate home. I have used this when trying to build a strong presence in a micro niche market no one has gone after. This technique can save days worth of work! The cloned locations can also be used to test plugins, updates, and risky changes to the code.

How To Deploy The Clone

  1. Before you can use the clone, you will need to install WordPress on the website you will be using. It will start off as the basic template, which is what you want.
  2. Now, If you are ready to use your clone file, you will now need to upload the file called wptwindeploy.php that came in your download folder from your order. You will upload that file into the location that you installed wordpress. It should “look” very similar to the folder that you uploaded the original wptwin.php file.
  3. Upload the clone file that you downloaded from the site you are duplicating. It should end with “.wpt”
  4. Now type in the new locations website address in a browser and add /wptwindeploy.php to it. It should look something like this: http://www.YourNewWebsiteLocation.com/wptwindeploy.php
  5. wptwin deploy validation screenYou should see the following screen.       ———–> Enter your email address that you registered when you purchased Wptwin.
  6. follow the steps for the deploy hereAt this point, you will need to decide whether or not you want to delete the clone after the deploy is done. If you don’t have a backup of the clone, do not let it delete. I recommend downloading it now before you move forward. I also recommend you leave the clone and the main wptwindeploy.php file in place by unchecking the box if you are doing testing. If the site breaks during a test, you won’t have to re-upload them again.

WordPress is not a perfect product and anyone who has done a lot of sites with WordPress will probably have similar horror stories of losing their site. Backing up is a necessity and having an easy to use tool like WPTwin is worth 10 times what you’ll pay for it. How valuable is your time if you lost all your work tomorrow? For internet marketers, it could be worth thousands a day in revenue. All the pros I know use WPTwin to stay protected, you should too! Get it here —–> http://www.tipsbychris.com/wptwin

WPtwin is the best WordPress backup plugin tool on the market.

Best WordPress Backup Plugin Tool

If You Use WordPress, YOU MUST Get This Backup Tool

If you are a wordpress user, sooner or later you will need to do some kind of backup on your blog. While there are many ways to do it, I am going to talk about the BEST backup tool on the market today. I believe I was one of the first people do buy this amazing product when it was first launched and I am blessed and honored to actually personally know the creator of it. So what is this amazing backup tool and why is it so great? Here’s why…

WPTWIN – Why It’s The Best Backup Tool (In my humble and honest opinion)

Back in March, I got hacked. It wasn’t just any ‘ol “screw up one of my websites” hacked, it was a major hack that ran through about a dozen of my WordPress sites and it made my internet income drop like a rock. The hackers were smooth and sneaky in their attack. It was only when someone tried to get to my site through Google’s search did the hack redirect them to some obscure virus ridden site. So when I tried to go directly, I saw nothing wrong and couldn’t figure out why all my traffic was disappearing. Through a random accident, I used Google to get to my site and saw what was happening. I called my hosting company and they did a complete restore of my hosting account and all the virus ridden sites were fixed in about an hour. Whew…My sites and my account were restored from about 60 days prior, and it didn’t seem like it was a total shutdown issue.

WPTWIN Backup Program Gets Put Into Action

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Wptwin actual screenshot of the cloning tool screen

So now that I know all my sites are clean, I run a local backup on all of my WordPress Blogs one by one. I don’t know how I got hacked, but I do know I haven’t fixed anything to prevent it again. How was I supposed to fix something I had no idea how it broke? My hosting provider gave me some ideas, but I had about 30 WordPress sites being hosted. Some of them were live and running, others were private and used only for testing. A few days later, it happens again. I saw it instantly as my income numbers were so small it was like the internet was down to me. This time, my hosting did not have the same backup to run, for some reason they cleaned out their backups and I was forced to take an older backup restore file. This was getting ridiculous…

WPTWIN Saves The Day With Complete Clones Of My Sites Waiting To Be Restored

My WPTWIN Backup Files Saved the day a few times more as I tried to update and secure all my sites. In the end, I actually had to take a few key sites offline for a few days and rebuild them in another (non-Wordpress) software. I am about to get those original wordpress sites backup, and thanks to my WPTWIN software, I have FULL and complete clones on my harddrive ready to be restored at any time.

Click here to see how it works so seamlessly!

Logitech M305 Wireless Mouse Product Review

The Logitech M305 Wireless Mouse Review

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2 of these five M305 mouse units were mine, the other 3 were co-workers who also liked them after my recommendation

It’s my all time favorite mouse. I love this product so much, I have 4 of them. Just in case one breaks, I have 3 more backups so I should be set until something better than a mouse is finally invented because I don’t think I will ever want any other mouse until then.

Great Design

The feel of the M305 and the button pressure is perfect. Even later and more expensive Logitech Mouse units that I’ve purchased after (they came with wireless keyboard/mouse combo kits) don’t compare to the all around ideal feeling this mouse gives. In fact, I put the mouse that came with my combo keyboard packages away in a drawer and use up another usb port just so I can have the m305 at my reach.

Great Feel

I am a really picky guy when it comes to my technology. I get annoyed easily when things don’t work like I expect them to and will immediately look to replace things that are sub-par rather than “tolerate” them like I see so many other people do. I’ve used many many wireless mouse brands and models, and carry my own backup mouse in case I need to be at someone’s computer for a long period of time who has a mouse that is less than sensitive and/or comfortable. I also require a mouse click that is not too hard to press, or overly sensitive that the weight of my fingers are too much for it. Thankfully, all the M305’s I’ve ever used have been made the exactly the same and I’ve never had to deal with one that I was not happy with. In fact, my last office had 6 of us using the Logitech M305 because of the way I raved about them.

Best of All, Great Price!

The m305’s price point is absolutely a mind blower for me. Most of the time, you can find it around town at your local office supply store for $20 or less. In fact, I found one at Fry’s for $19 AND it had a $10 mail in rebate on top of the sale price! So it was only $9 after my rebates were received. List price for the unit looks to be around $45, but you won’t have to look too hard for a better price. I think regular retail price at most places run around $30, which is still a great deal for this product.

Hidden Dongle Holder – A Life Saver

As a final added “sweet icing to the cake” design benefit, the M305 also has a holder to put the usb antenna dongle piece inside the battery area for safe keeping when its not left in a usb port. This has undoubtedly kept me from losing the usb antenna, like I have on other things that had such a small part that wasn’t mounted somewhere.

Best Macbook Pro Protection – Samsonite Tectonic Backpack Review

If you’re anything like me and want to protect your macbook pro when traveling daily, check out the Samsonite Tectonic Large Backpack.

After literally 2 months of looking around at all my options, this bag was the final winner and worth every penny!



To get the best protection for your Macbook Pro, consider the Samsonite Tectonic Large Back pack. This back will hold a 15″ Macbook Pro with lots of room to spare, and also accommodate owners of the 17″ Macbook pro as well. The bag is so roomy, you it can safely allow you to carry ALL kinds of extra accessories that most bags and cases can’t (at least not as comfortably). It’s VERY well padded and has 2 large compartments, 1 medium section, and 1 small section. There is also the ever handy water bottle side pockets and a very comfortable top handle. Like you would expect from all Samsonite products, the design was well thought out for any laptop user and made to keep it’s owner comfortable while traveling. The bag has extra cushion pads on the back to protect you from being poked by stray content corners or adapters that may protrude. These pads also providing less contact points against your back which really helps to prevent the big sweat spot from appearing on your shirt. I need to carry a laptop to and from the office daily, so my computer and its data must be kept well protected with adequate padding and space the will not put a lot of pressure on the laptop. I also use a MacCase sleeve (found here on amazon at Best MacBook Pro Sleeve) so things do not scratch my Macbook while in my bag too, but that might be an overkill for others.
You can get one of these awesome bags to protect your Macbook 15″ or 17″ pro at amazon by using this link here Best Macbook Pro Carrying Case/Backpack
At the time (December 2011) I purchased my Samsonite Tectonic Backpack for my $51.19 through amazon.com and was not charged for shipping or taxes. Most retail stores carried this back for $70+, even on sale. It arrived in 6 days, even with a federal holiday in between.

Check out my blog on other tips, tech items, and reviews at TipsByChris.com

Best Macbook Pro Sleeve – MacCase Unboxed and Reviewed

The best 15 -inch Macbook Pro sleeve I could find after weeks of research was the MacCase Sleeve.

Here’s a link to the Best Macbook 15-inch sleeve ever! Watch the video below as I unbox and review my new MacCase Sleeve. I looked for months as I researched and searched for the perfect sleeve.



The sleeve is perfectly fitted and designed specifically for the Macbook Pro and comes in silver or black. The reason I feel this is the best sleeve for the Macbook Pro is that it doesn’t use a zipper. The neoprene cases are great too, but the zipper can scratch your Macbook. The MacCase also has better padding than a neoprene case, and the design is stylish and even has vent holes to help cool down the laptop (especially if you are one who leaves your laptop on between destinations to avoid the shut down and boot-up time).
At the time of my purchase in January 2012, I got it for $29.91 + $5.99shipping from amazon.com and took only 6 days to arrive even with a holiday in between. Check out the amazon listing here at: http://www.tipsbychris.com/macbooksleeve

Best Toshiba Thrive Cover/Case Review

Looking for a cover to protect your 10.1 inch Toshiba Thrive Tablet?

Here’s a review vlog that I made unboxing a cover that I ordered through amazon.com.



This unit was purchased from eforcity through amazon.com. If you’d like to purchase one or see pictures of the cover, you can click here to go directly to the amazon item page, or go to http://www.tipsbychris.com/thrivecover.

This cover has an excellent feel to it and at a final total cost of $12.04 ($8.09 cover + $2.98 shipping + .98 cents tax) it was 1/2 the price of most covers/cases I found in local retail stores. The cover leaves all the areas that need to be accessed clear and has a small catch flap in the back to allow the cover to also double as a stand.

If you’ve found a better deal or another cover that you like better, please leave your comments below.

Toshiba Thrive Review – Unboxed and Setup

Toshiba Thrive 32GB - model AT105-T1032

Toshiba Thrive 32GB - model AT105-T1032The Toshiba Thrive 10.1″ Android Tablet Review, Unboxing, & Setup

This is not only an unboxing video, but also shows the setup process when you first boot-up the device. The Toshiba Thrive Tablet shown here is the Thrive AT105-T1032 model which comes with a 32GB internal hard drive and allows for the user to install another 32GB SDHC chip.



This tablet has a 2 megapixel front facing camera and a 5 megapixel camera on the backside. It will automatically sync to your google gmail account if you have one and install any apps that you may have already downloaded on another android device you may own. It plays flash videos pretty seemlessly and is definitely a strong competitor for the ipad2 by apple.

Here are some of the features listed on the side of the box:

  • Android 3.1, Honeycomb
  • 10.1″ Multi-touch LED Screen
  • NVIDIA Tegra 2
  • 2MP Webcam & 5MP Camera
  • Gyroscope Sensor
  • Full-size USB Port
  • Full-size SD Card Slot
  • HDMI Port
  • Easy Grip Back Cover
  • Stereo Speakers

Some of the things not mentioned is that users can purchase and change the backing of the unit to other colors. Also, the battery is easily removed and replaceable, unlike the ipad and ipad2. For heavy duty travelers, this means you can now carry and extra battery or two and not have to worry about the unit dying for a very very long time.

You can reserve your unit now for pickup at you local Best Buy here:
Toshiba Thrive Tablet with 32GB Hard Drive – Black Tie

OR to save on sales tax and shipping in most states, you can buy it on Amazon.com here:
Toshiba Thrive 10.1-Inch 32 GB Android Tablet AT105-T1032 Black

I purchased an extended warranty for $99 through www.squaretrade.com for 2 years coverage with accidental damage and NO DEDUCTIBLE if repairs are needed. I hope I never have to use the warranty, but in case the unit breaks, I’m covered for repair or replacement.