Tuesday, January 26, 2010

$2,000 in free Advertising coupons

Ok, I know this post is a little out of sorts, but, I do work on the side making money. A lot of times it's making money by doing more programming. Sometimes I wonder if it will ever end. More hours equals more money, but I would like to take a break sometime.

Anyway, I've been doing affiliate marketing on the side to get some residual. After all, I've been building sites for everyone else to make some money, I might as well make some for me.

Well, I just signed up for the new ShoeMoney system (Yes, the guy with the $130,000 Adsense check from Google.) He's got this new video tutorial system that trains you how to make money. Granted it hasn't been long, but after following his blog, I've made $60. I'm looking for the training videos to make me a little more :) He's got a teacher on there that took the class and she's already banking a little extra cash.

Anyway, the system comes with $2,000 in Advertising coupons from Google, AOL, Facebook and many others. Essentially, the program pays for itself. Even if you're just looking to get free ad time, it's worth it. To check it out, go here to take him up on the offer!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Paypal Express setup

Don't forget, setting up Paypal express is not always cut and dry. Check out these instructions on how you can set up your Paypal express checkout. It will take about 5 minutes, but will save you an enormous amount of time trying to guess.

Monday, February 23, 2009

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If you're having any issues doing an install on Vista and you encounter the error:
An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server. When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 2)

Try the link below to resolve that issue.


Thursday, February 5, 2009

How to beat adwords

A lot of clients ask how they can make sales but not spend a ton of money on adwords. We've used this product to gain some insight on how to market your pay-per-click campaigns. The main focus is based on eliminating generic keywords and better yet focusing on purchasing clicks rather than browsing clicks.

Don't forget, you know your clients the best. Also, you don't have to send people to your home page. The best marketing is specific and product based. Learn more!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

How to add a category

How to add a category

  1. Log in to the administrator
  2. Click on the category tab
  3. Click on the categories sub tab
  4. To add a standard category, look to the left of the page, make sure the Static category radio button is selected and click on the new button.
  5. Voila, you have a new category.
  6. When filling out the information for a category, fill out all of the general options for the best SEO results. These options include Page title, Meta description, Meta Keywords, and keywords.

To add a subcategory

  1. Browse to see your category on the category page. For instructions, follow those above.
  2. Click on the option to View Sub Categories
  3. Add your category

Monday, March 10, 2008


It's never a good sign when you wake up in the morning and your site says System.OutOfMemory. No one changed anything on the site, so why is this happening?

Quick answer... All of the other sites on the same server running BV Commerce were running fine. No one had made any changes to the site, so why was this happening. We're going to track it to see if it happens again.

Solution: To fix it, we simply refreshed the web.config. I couldn't tell you why, but for some reason, I knew that was the answer.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Testing email blasts

So, you've put a beautiful email together and hit the send button in BVCommerce. Whew, time to start counting the sales. Then, what, the page shows an error message. Now what, did the emails go out? Who received the emails and who didn't?

The answers to these questions depend on how much information hosting will give you. We had some issues within BV2004 and here's how we answered some of them.

BVCommerce sends out emails in alphabetical order. So, we simply set up email addresses for aaa@[yourcompany.com] and zzz@[yourcompany.com]. This still doesn't give you all of the answers, but it will give you some insight.

So, with the emails set up above, you will know if the email went to everyone. Next step. If your page is timing out, this is a setting that hosting can help with. What's happening is your page is timing out and there is a limit. I'm not sure about most hosting companies, but Randy at Globalweb has helped us. I'd give him a call.

The combination of those two solutions has resolved our problem.