Monday, December 29, 2008

2008- A Review of the Year in Pictures

When I saw this I had to check it out being a photo buff myself. It’s 2008 as seen through the eyes of a camera lens. There are 3 sections to look at and the pictures are just breathtaking. I don’t know if it’s possible to get the experience of a full year in a few photos,but this is a tremendously great attempt.

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Me and Miss Gia

Hi Gang,

I hope everyone had a good holiday. I’ve been on vacation for the last ten days but tomorrow it’s back to the old grindstone. It went so fast but with all of the visiting and shopping I guess that’s why. I might need a vacation to recover from my vacation <LOL>

2009 is right around the corner so in case I don’t write soon I’ll talk to you next year!


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Well, tomorrow is Christmas Eve already. Can you believe it? It seemed so far away now it’s barreling upon us at full speed. I remember when I was a kid the excitement of the holidays and waking up on Christmas morning at 6am just to see what Santa had brought me. Somehow over the years that special feeling I had has escaped me. Yes, it’s still a special magical time but with my “to do” list now as an adult it tends to take the fun out of it. As a kid you just sit back and bask in the holiday lights, decorating of the tree and Mom’s Christmas cookies. But when you’re grown up everyone looks to you to do all of those things your Mom automatically took care of for you. Still, I miss that feeling and feel sad that it has left me.

We all tend to get so caught up in buying presents, wrapping them, and running off to parties and work that we hardly can slow down long enough to feel anything.

So, my Christmas wish for you is to stop what you’re doing right now, close your eyes and think back to a Christmas morning when you were a kid and feel that feeling again. If you can hold onto it, and put some of your “daily duties” behind you and try to enjoy the holidays again just like you were a kid. Maybe we can’t be kids again, but mentally we can always go back in time and lay down in the snow and make a beautiful snow angel anytime we want. Heck, run outside right now and make one, your neighbors might think you’re a bit strange but I can guarantee you’ll feel like you’re 10 all over again. Just don’t expect your Mom to have hot chocolate waiting for you when you return inside. This grown up stuff sucks!

“Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Music- Free MP3 Downloads at Amazon

MP3 Downloads In the mood for Christmas yet? If not, maybe you need a little holiday music to perk up your spirits. Say no more. Amazon is having a 25 days of music free MP3 download event over at their site so hop on over there and grab yourself some free tunes. Consider it an early Christmas gift. You know what they say, you might as well buy yourself something because no one else will!

Friday, December 12, 2008

AdSense for Domains

AdSense Help Center Have a bunch of domain names laying around doing nothing? Well, why not use Google Adsense to make some money with them.

This option should appear in your Adsense account by Dec 18th. From Google themselves "With AdSense for domains, users can find relevant information rather than see empty pages or "page not found" errors."

I think it's a great idea and I've got a few domains myself that can take advantage of this new program. What do you think? Any thoughts? All comments are welcome.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

This Dog Saves a Life

I saw this on the news the other night and at first couldn't believe my eyes. A camera installed on this highway catches footage of one dog being hit by a car and how another dog comes and drags him to safety. Simply amazing!

What really irritates me about the video is all of the idiots that are just driving by and no one does anything to help. Hello. There's an injured animal laying in the middle of the highway and you do nothing?? Stuff like this really infuriates me. I'd like to think that the majority of people on this planet would do something.

Anyway, next time you think dogs don't think or dogs don't have feelings you need to watch this video and think again. This dog definitely knew what he was doing and sprung right into action to help his friend. As humans this video is a sad testimony to what goes in in this world every day.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Google's SEO Starter Guide- Free to Download

Google's SEO Starter Guide When it comes to optimizing your website for the search engines who knows it better then Google. Well, they've decided to compile this secret information into a PDF ebook and share it with the rest of us. How nice of them. It won't cost you a dime and after reviewing it can tell you it's loaded with helpful tips that if followed will help your rankings.

Go and download your copy before they change their mind and start charging for it. All hail Google!

ElfYourself for the Holidays

ElfYourself by OfficeMax - Powered by JibJab- I love this! Now I'm really going to get into the holiday spirit knowing I can "Elf Myself" and my boyfriend and my dogs.....the possibilities are endless. Come on, have some fun and show off your dork side by making your own little video and then send it to all your friends. They'll be so impressed with your talent.........they'll want to try it too. Forget work, take some time just for you and become an Elf today. You know you want to

SitePoint : The Twitaway Free Book Giveaway

SitePoint You've got about 12 days left to grab this free 208 page ebook. "The Art and Science of CSS" can be yours at no charge by going to this page and signing up to follow Sitepoint on Twitter. How cool is that?

Google Webpage Removal Request Tool

Webpage removal request tool- Usually the question is "How do I get my web pages listed with Google?". But sometimes there may be a page that you need removed. Well, there's a place at Google for that too. Just fill out the form and Google will take your request into consideration. Bookmark this one as you may not need it now, but someday you might.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

::Why Not Me Movie - Motivational Movie

OK, so it's Tuesday and you're bored or maybe a little depressed that things aren't going your way. Before reaching for that bottle of "Jack" reach for your mouse button and watch this very touching motivational movie. If you've ever doubted your ability to do or be something this will have you thinking "why not me?"'ll be inspired. So Click here to watch it now.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The ThanksGiving GiveAway 2008

David Canham and Bill McRea have teamed up to bring this years best Giveaway. Make sure to join “The Thanksgiving Giveaway 2008” and JV with the top names in Giveaway marketing.

Join now and get in on this huge opportunity to grow your list and generate sales!

This is an unbelievable chance to test your offers, build a list a make some real money. You can also download some great free ebooks while there.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

"Google's "Display Ad Builder" Makes You Look Marvelous"

If you use Google Adwords for your pay-per-click advertising, you'll want to sit up and pay attention. Google has introduced a new tool for their users called "Display Ad Builder". It's purpose is to help you make professional graphical ads with no design experience.

If you're already an Adwords user, you can access the "AdBuilder" from within the Adwords interface. Inside you'll find over 40 professionally designed templates to choose from. You can customize the colors, fonts, images and text of each template to your exact specifications. You can also upload your own images, logos and videos to use in the creative process and add your own text. If you're all thumbs when it comes to design, this is really going to be of great assistance to you.

The ads created with Google's Ad Builder will be run on Google's content network which has over one million website partners to date. Only those who choose to run image or video ads can display these graphical ads on their site, so if you're an Adsense user and haven't opted in for image and video ads, and would like to run these ads on your site, make sure that you do.

Google's new tool is available to all advertisers in the U.S. and Canada. For more information see:

If you've been holding back on running image based ads in your pay-per-click advertising, here's your opportunity to look like a pro, no design school needed.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Write to the President

Write to the President Elect of the USA- I don' t know about you but one of the reasons I'm glad the president election is over is that the commercials have stopped. All the mud slinging frankly gives me a headache. It's like little kids on the school playground, he did this and she did that. Too much negativity which is no good for anyone.

No matter if you wanted Obama to win or not, he's the new President of the U.S. - If you have something on your mind that you'd like to say to him stop over at this site and write him a letter. The address to send it to is included.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008's Holiday Toy List: Videos of this year's hottest Toys & Games, Sport & Outdoors, Video Games, and More's Holiday Toy List This is so cool! Shop by child's age or price range. You'll find an array of really cool videos that demonstrates what each toy can do. I'm not a kid anymore but watching these videos makes me wish I was again. They have the coolest toys for kids these days. If you're going to be doing any Christmas shopping this year for kids, put this on your hit list.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Happy Belated Halloween

It's a tradition every year that I dress the dogs up in Halloween costumes then use those pictures to create cards for my friends and family. My friends actually look forward to my cards in anticipation of what the dogs will be that year. It's fun. I enjoy it although I can't say as much for the dogs. But they'll do anything for food so I bring out the treats before the photo shoot and they're pretty easy going about the whole thing. I'm sure deep down inside they hate me for making them look so silly, but so far their not talking. (LOL) Here's a peek at what they looked like this year.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Google and the G1 Cell Phone

The first Android powered phone and it's powered by Google software. They call it the G1 and it's now available. On the downside it looks like it's only available thru T-Mobile which is not my carrier. I wonder if others will be able to offer it soon. It looks way cool and since I love Google I'd love to have one of these "bad boys" for myself. Oh, a girl can dream can't she (LOL) Similar to an I-Phone and costing a little under 200.00 with a 2 year contract.

For more see:

Monday, October 27, 2008

"Test Your Landing Pages With Google's Website Optimizer"

If you're doing any kind of pay-per-click advertising, you need to know what's working and what isn't when it comes to your advertising campaigns. Testing and tracking needs to be your middle name. So what are we testing? Your landing pages of course. A landing page is the page someone is sent to when they click on your ad. If your landing page isn't "converting" you'll be throwing good money after bad.

A conversion is what happens when someone visits your landing page and performs a wanted action. When you test your landing pages and find out what's working, you can use that information to increase your conversions.

The problem with testing is that the software you need is generally very expensive. Well, how would you like a top notch testing solution that won't cost you a dime? Google offers a free service called "Website Optimizer" . It runs from within your own web browser so there's nothing to download or install.

The first step is to decide what you want to test. You can test different headlines, graphics, layouts, calls to action, long copy versus short copy - all contained on the same page, or you can create two different pages to test against each other.

If you already use Google Adwords, you can access Optimizer from within the Adwords interface. It can be found under the "myclient center".

You can choose from two types of tests:

1) A/B Testing- Also known as split testing, and the easiest type of test to run. In this type of test you set up two different versions of your landing page and traffic is then split between the two to find out which one has a higher conversion.

2) MultiVariable Test- A bit more complicated, this type of test allows you to test different elements all on the same pages. For example, you could test different headlines, graphics, blocks of copy, etc.

Your landing page, (aka test page), must include some call to action. In other words, it must ask them to do something -subscribe to your ezine, buy your product or service, or download something.

Google calls each test an "experiment". There are only four steps when it comes to setting up an experiment. You'll be given some code to copy and paste onto your test page, and your conversion pages. A conversion page is where the viewer goes after performing the wanted action on your landing (test) page.

Make sure you set everything up correctly from the get-Go. If not, and you need to make a change to something, you'll have to go back and re-paste the code on all of your pages. Once the code is in place, Google's validation tool will tell you if something was not done correctly in your setup.

You can decide to test all or only a percentage of your website traffic. Keep in mind if you go with only a certain percentage of your visitors, the test will take longer to complete. Experiments can also be stopped or paused at anytime.

After your experiment starts, you'll be shown the estimated duration and number of impressions and conversions tracked. Google's graphical reports are simple and easy to read and understand. So even if you're not a math guru, you'll understand what you're looking at when viewing the test results.

Some other helpful resources to help you are:

Google's Optimizer Blog

Website Optimizer 101- A Quick Start Guide

Google Analytics Blog

There is no doubt that testing and tracking your landing pages will increase your conversions. If you've been sitting on the sidelines, here's your chance to become a "landing page detective" - and the best part is, it won't cost you a dime.

Stop throwing money away and know once and for all what's working with your landing pages. Google's Website Optimizer makes it simple and easy for you to start testing. So what are you waiting for? Get out that white lab coat and wipe off those beakers -it's testing time.

Gia Looking Smart

OK, OK, I think Gia is the cutest dog ever, but maybe I'm partial. Here she is wearing my glasses. I caught her in bed with one of my books. Such a smart dog!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Halloween GiveAway Event- Download Free Ebooks

Do we have Christmas yet or why are these marketers
giving away all their products for free?

Yes, it's true... I've just had a look inside the
Halloween Giveaway and there are hundreds of products
waiting for you to be downloaded.

Check it out:

Did you know that many internet marketers give-away
their best PLR and Resale Rights products at the Top
Giveaway Events?

Yes, and you can just grab these products and sell them
to others. People are still paying a good amount of
money to get their hands on the exact same products
that you can get for free at the Halloween Giveaway.

This site will only be open for a few of days so
don't miss this chance and signup now... it's F.R.E.E.


See you inside!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Vote for Baxter- Gia and Dakota

Pet Photo I entered my dogs in the cutest pet contest at Progressive. Please stop by and cast your vote for Baxter here

Vote for Gia here

Vote for Dakota here

Thanks for your help. I already know they're the cutest just need your help in proving that to everyone else

Domains for 1.99 at GoDaddy

Cheap Domains Need to register a few new domains? GoDaddy is offering up certain extensions at only 1.99 for the first year. Limited time offer so check it out today and get those domains registered now.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Free Shipping Coupons

I love to shop online, but sometimes when I fill my basket and I'm ready to check out the shipping charges have me reaching for my back button.

If you're tired of paying too much for shipping check out - Plenty of stores who won't charge you a dime for shipping. Sign up for their newsletter to be notified of ongoing specials.

Also, check out they also list plenty of online stores with a "no shipping charge" policy. Now get out your credit card and go shopping. At least the shipping is free.

Friday, October 10, 2008

CopyrightSpot - Free Plagiarism Detection

"CopyrightSpot allows you to discover all the spots where your licensed and unlicensed original writing lives on the web." Type in your url and see what you find.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Free PhotoShop Templates

Need some website help? Maybe a whole new re-design? Don't sweat it. This site has free templates done with Photoshop. Just browse through and download the one that's just right for you.

Very professional looking and you won't have to pay that fancy pancy website designer after all.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

The "Remember When Movie"

At the risk of sounding like my mother, things were different when I was a kid. We actually went outside and played and didn't hang out on computers and play video games all day. We actually used our imaginations and invented our own fun. We didn't need someone to come along and entertain us. If you remember those days fondly watch this movie....."memories like the corners of my mind, misty water color memories of the way we were".........sing along now.....

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

SuperHero Merle

Hey there,

Ever want to be a super hero? Maybe you feel you are one in your everyday life. Now your dreams can become a reality.

Check me out as a super hero.


It's fun and easy to make your own Super Hero video at You won't save the world but you can definitely share a few laughs.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

"Hey, It's a Bird, It's a Plane - No, It's Twitter"

What's one of the most popular social activitieson-line lately? If you said "Twittering", give yourself a gold star for paying attention. Twitteris a communication and networking tool that's huge with many Internet Marketers, and growing quickly. It's everywhere, and everyone is talking about it.

So what is Twitter and why should you care? It's very similar to instant messaging. You set up a profile, people can choose to "follow you", and you can choose to follow others. You send short text messages to your "followers", called “tweets”. The messages are short, no longer then 140 characters and are centered around the theme, "What are youdoing now?" With such a small space you'll have to learn to be very creative.

So what's the benefit of having people "follow"you around? Well, you can use Twitter to keep in touch with your customers, use it for branding purposes, send out links to your latest blog posts, tell folks about anything that may be new with your company or website, or offer special discounts or sales on your products/services. You can even tap into your follower’s mind by asking them questions, or sending them links to on-line surveys.The possibilities are really endless. Think of itas a two-way communication channel between you and your customers (followers).

When it comes to your posts, you want to keep the tone friendly and informal. Don't annoy people by sending out too many messages too often. Make sure whatever you send is usefu lor informative. Don't send too many self-serving messages or your followers will unsubscribe as quickly as they subscribed.

When you register at Twitter and start to follow people, you can elect to receive messages via your cell phone as a text message, through your instant messaging account, or you can just log into Twitter to view all your messages.You can also receive notifications via email.You can set individual notification preferences for each person you choose to follow. If you choose to receive text messages on your cellphone, remember you'll be charged per your cell phone plan for each incoming message.

Be careful when choosing a username, as it will become part of your url, which lookslike this “” If you're a company, you may want to use your business name to help in your branding efforts. You can also upload your company logo, or a picture of yourself and write a one line bio with your url. Again, it's a small space so be creative.

So with Twitter being all the rage these days,plenty of add on applications have sprung upto extend Twitter's usefulness. Let's review some of your options:

Numerous tools to download for other ways to send and receive Twitter updates.

Takes your blog posts and sends them toyour "followers" automatically.

Add to your webpage or blog to allow others to send your url to their Twitter followers.

A place to share your cell phone photos.

Send gifts to your friends.

Archive your "tweets" on your Blog.

Send Twitter tweets from your PC.

Share photos on Twitter. Post with your cell phone or through the site itself.

Share files on Twitter, including images,videos, music and more.
Taking this all into consideration, I'm sure you can see how Twitter could be very useful when it comes to marketing your Internet business. If not, at the very least it's a lot of fun. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start"tweeting".

Merle"The Tricks to Paying for Clicks"Learn everything you need to know about pay-per-click search engines at....

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Facts about the Yahoo-Google advertising agreement

: "In June 2008, Yahoo! and Google announced a non-exclusive advertising agreement that will provide Yahoo! with access to Google’s AdSense advertising programs on their U.S. and Canadian web properties. Google has created this site to cover the facts. Topics such as: What the deal means? terms of the deal, facts about the deal, what people are saying and so much more. Get the facts straight from Google.

Typechart - Browse Web Type, Grab CSS.

Typechart - Browse Web Type, Grab CSS. Need help with your CSS? This site is so slick. You don't even have to know how to code. Just select the font look and type you want on your site, choose between Windows or Mac, and copy and paste the code on your page. Beautiful, simple and easy. I think I'm in love. (LOL)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Coolest Dancing Dog!

I was watching Oprah the other day and she had a show on all about dogs. Well, this one really caught my eye. It's a dancing dog and he's so good it brought tears to my eyes. If you love dogs take a minute to watch this dude dance. He's got some serious talent and I think he's smiling like he's really enjoying himself.

Vote Merle for President

2008 Election Coverage OK, OK, I'm not really running for president but maybe I should. Check out this fun little video and if you think it's cool you can create your own to send to all your friends. You do have friends right? Just checking. If not you really should buy some right away. You know what they say, one can never be too thin, too rich, or have too many friends...."Vote Merle for President"....

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Free Wallpapers from MSN - Beta

Every once in awhile Microsoft throws you a bone and you just have to eat it. Such is the case with their free wallpaper offer. Download 100 beautiful pictures for your computer wallpaper at no charge. Make sure to send Bill a thank you card

Thursday, September 18, 2008

100 Awesome Webmaster Videos on YouTube - Inside CRM

This site has a list of 100 awesome webmaster videos to help you get your very own website up and running. Not only are there You Tube videos on building site but also on search engine optimization, link building, advertising, blogging and more. This really is a great resource. No more hunting for helpful videos, if you're a webmaster bookmark this page now.

Sell Your Ebooks on Amazon

Amazon and Ebooks Did you know Amazon now sells digital books? Yep, in their efforts to stop killing trees they've launched a new section of their site with downloadable ebooks. If you have an ebook you'd like to sell via Amazon go to this page to get started.

Monday, September 15, 2008

My Latest Website-

Hey Gang,

If you've noticed I've been rather quiet lately it's because I've been busy putting together my latest website If you use any kind of paid search engine advertising such as Google AdWords, Microsoft adCenter, and others then this website is for you. It's loaded with helpful articles, tips, and how-to's when it comes to paying for clicks.

Make sure you visit today and download my free ebook on how to advertise with pay-per-click search engines. It won't cost you a thing, but you will need to subscribe to my list to get it. You can unsubscribe at anytime.

If you have a related site and would like to exchange links with me, please contact me over at the site and I'll get back to you. Please keep it to a related topic only.

Thanks, and please check out the site and let me know what you think.


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Animasher - Animate your photos

Animasher Who says your photos have to be boring? Head on over to Animasher and upload your pix and turn them into fun animations.It's drag and drop easy and you can make the silliest little movies I've ever seen. Check em out.

Friday, September 12, 2008

"Move Over ClickBank, There's a New Kid in Town: Click2Sell"

Are you frustrated with Clickbank? For years now they have been the "reigning champion" when it comes to payment processing with a built in affiliate network. Clickbank makes it easy to sell your digital products and take advantage of their affiliate army, numberingover 100,000. It's simple really - you let others sellyour products and they earn commission.

Recently a new competitor has hit the scene, They're a company based out of Europe who have put togethera service that includes many of the features that others are lacking.

No matter if you're just a merchant (seller), or you're a "super affiliate" making a living online, Click2Sell incorporates some wonderful features and benefits. Let's take a closer look: Merchants can sell digital or material products, even subscription based services. Your products can be soldin U.S. dollars, EUR or GBP. Payments are received instantly to your Paypal, Worldpay,, Google Checkout or Moneybookers account.

Once registered, you can be up and selling right away.There's no "waiting period" for approval of thank you or sales pages. You set your own pricing, no maximum price points, and it's easy to add new products.

Your digital products are uploaded to Click2Sell's server and protected from unauthorized access. The thank you pages shown to buyers are encrypted so they never know the actual download location. All download links expire within 72 hours of purchase, which eliminates the problemof them being shared with others.

The built in affiliate program allows you to easily payany affiliate commission with a few clicks, using either Paypal or Moneybookers. You set the commission rate you're willing to pay, up to 95%. Affiliates can be automatically accepted or you can choose to manually approve them. This feature allows you to ban those you don't want promoting your products.

Merchants are also given a choice to show affiliates the conversion rates of your products in the marketplace, or not. And, of course they've built in powerful statistics and tracking which reports on the number of active affiliates,and their performance. Also, it tracks product conversion rates for different keywords, a product's rank and history of changes in the marketplace and much more.

Hang on to your seat because the benefits and features offered to affiliates are just as exciting. When searching for products you wish to promote, you can search throughthe marketplace using various criteria such as category, rank, amount earned per sale, conversion rate, popularity and more. This is a great way to find just the products that meet your needs.

The built in advanced tracking reports allow you to seehow many people clicked on your affiliate link, and the number that actually purchased. See how much you'veearned in "real time". Very nice. Even if they don't purchase right away, if someone clicks on your affiliate link and goes back to purchase within six months, you'llstill earn your commission.

Any monies earned in a month are paid out in fullthe following month. No money is held back in a reserve account. So, how much is all of this going to cost you? Don't faint, but it's totally free to set up an account, nomatter if you're a merchant or just an affiliate.Merchants are charged 1.00 to 3.00 USD on each sale.

Do yourself a favor and check out their website forfurther information.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Internet Marketing Sins: Part 2

Internet Marketing Sins: An Open Letter to All Internet Marketers: She's back........Sylvia is back with part 2 of her "Internet Marketing Sins"- If You're Sick and Tired of Bad Marketing Tactics and Stupid Marketing Tricks Being Perpetrated Online, and You Want to Know What You Can Do About It, Then Read This Scathing, Eye-Opening Manifesto.*" I warn you it's not for the faint of heart. It won't cost you a dime so scurry on over and download yours now.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Add Multiple Photos to Your Desktop Wallpaper

Desktop Takeover- The problem with using a graphic for my computer wallpaper is sooner or later I get sick of looking at the same old picture. I feel the same way about my boyfriend sometimes (LOL). Anyway, "This software lets you enhance your desktop by embedding pictures from your compuer, or online photo albums, or webcams into your desktop background wallpaper. Just drag and drop the pictures where you'd like them to appear." A very slick idea and it won't cost you a dime.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Google Announces Google Chrome

Google Chrome - Download a new browser: What??? Google now has their own browser. Say it aint so. Is there anything they can't do. I say Google for President...All Hail Google......Download your slick browser here. "Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier." When you type in the address bar you'll get suggestions for both web and search pages with thumbnails of your fav sites from any new tab, even shortcuts to launch your favorite web apps. Next stop for Google, World Domination!!!!!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Just an "Old Fashioned" Merle Rant- Not for the Faint of Heart

"Times, They are a Changing!"

When I was a kid if I even looked at my Mother the wrong way it could earn me a bloody lip.Today, that would be called "child abuse," but back then it was called "discipline." Today my mom would be serving life in prison for her past actions. Of course, back then there was actually someone home to raise the kids. That someone was called a Mother.

Today's young generation are severely lacking in manners, respect and responsibility. In our race to have it all, greed has blinded us to society's most important asset "our children." Instead of taking the time to raise them correctly, we throw things at them to make ourselves feel better for not being there. When you're busy climbing the corporate ladder it's hard to keep track of what's going on in your own home.

All of the materialistic things have spoiled kids to the point they expect everything to be handed to them and think things such as driving, which used to be a privilege, is also automatically given to them when they come of age. Don't forget the insurance and new car they demand as well.

Remember when you were younger? If you wanted to drive, first you had to buy your own car and be able to pay for your own insurance. That meant that ugly three letter word, JOB. Your parents made it obvious from the beginning if you wanted something you had to work for it. There were no "car fairies" pulling a brand new SUV into the driveway with a red bow on it like some teenagers have today.

Our cars were not new. They were usually at least ten years old with rust holes so big you could stick your head in them. Sometimes the only thing holding up the exhaust system was a coat hanger. Try getting a 16-year-old to buy something like that in today's world. If it isn't new, they don't want it. They think money grows on trees and Mommy and Daddy should just go into debt so they don't have to be embarrassed in front of their friends.

By not allowing kids to work for what they want, they never learn responsibility. Many times these are the same people still living at home at 24 years old. They're still laying on the couch waiting for the world to hand them something; usually their life. Are parents really doing them any favors by not teaching them to stand up on their own two feet? I think not.

Whatever happened to manners? That used to be something instilled during the early growing years. I called people "Mr." and "Mrs.," as my mother said it was rude for children to call adults by their first names. I said "please" and "thank you," held doors open for the elderly and actually had table manners when I ate at the dinner table.

Somehow along the way in our scurry for the American dollar, we threw manners out the window. Are these lessons no longer worthy of our limited time? I see kids with foul mouths who don't even know what "excuse me" means, let alone ever use it. They've never written a thank you note in their life and are the same people who display no courtesy on our already over crowded roadways. We've raised a generation of ill mannered kids who unfortunately have turned into rude adults.

Without manners and respect how far can they get in this world? A basic understanding of simple etiquette is essential in life. No one likes inconsiderate people, and once exposed as such those that know them will isolate themselves from further exposure for fear of catching the very disease they have.

Society now is quick to blame someone else for everything that happens to them. That's lack of responsibility rearing its ugly head. Along with the "blame game" has come lawsuits. We've become a very litigious society. Why work for a paycheck when you can simply blame others for your misfortune and take their hard earned cash? What we have going on in society today was created by a generation of two parent working households with no one home raising the children. We've brought this on ourselves, and for what? The love of money?

There's a problem here, a big problem. Everyone needs to stop what they're doing and step down from the corporate ladder and listen. Manners, respect and responsibility need to be brought back into child rearing. If it means finding the wise elder up on the hill who still remembers these values and have them teach them to our children or breaking the glass, and releasing these ancient teachings back into the mainstream. Our future depends on it.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

"Amazon Honor System Allows You to Ask for Donations"

Amazon Honor System So your websites a walking wealth of wonderful information, but you don't have a product or service to sell. If only you could generate some cash for all your hard work. How about just asking for a donation? Call me crazy but believe it or not if you supply people with information that they are looking for sometimes they'll actually reward you for all your hard work.

Amazon makes it easy to add a a donation button to your web site. Make a few edits, then copy and paste the code. Even a child can do it. And who knows, maybe that site of yours will start earning its keep after all!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Make Your Own Motivational Poster

Just how motivated are you? Make Your Own Motivational Posters using your own photos. You can even choose the colors and the text you'd like on your posters. Very cool!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Add Water Effect to Your Images

Water Effect Have you ever seen a picture online where it's being reflected in a pond of water? It's a very cool effect and looks great with any landscape pictures you might have. This site allows you to upload a picture and it adds the effect instantly. Upload it to Facebook or a number of other social bookmarking services or copy the code and add it to your webpage. Very cool!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Google Adsense For Your RSS Feeds

For those of you using Adsense on your website you may have noticed when logging into your account you now have the option to add Adsense to your RSS feeds. How cool is that? Increase the amount of people who view the ads and your income should go up accordingly.

Google says "Our salesforce will sell cost-per-impression (CPM) ads directly to the largest advertisers, while the rest of your inventory will be filled with contextually targeted cost-per-click (CPC) and CPM ads. This means that more of your feed items will be sold and with higher overall revenue, than with any other feed network."

For help see:

Saturday, August 16, 2008

LIst of over 400 SEO Blogs

BIGLIST SEO Blogs "Here is a collection of over 400 blogs maintained by the staff at TopRank Online Marketing. This edited list includes blogs that cover a range of internet marketing topics ranging from SEO (search engine optimization) and PPC (pay per click) to blog marketing, marketing with social media and online public relations." If you're a search engine optimization junkie you'll want to add this to your list of favorites as they're constantly adding new blogs.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

PhotoFunia- Have Fun With Your Photos!

PhotoFunia Want to have a little fun with your pictures? Put your face in places you've only dreamed of. Who says you can't have a blast with your photos. With this site, now you can.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Animated Text Generator

Online Generator Want to have some fun with your words? A quick and easy online generator that creates animated text. Pick from different colors and fonts. Perfect for your My Space page or your personal website.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Kontera- Put Contextual Ads on Your Website

Ads for Site Via In Text Advertising Have some website real estate that you'd like to make some money with? "Kontera’s ContentLink In-Text Website Advertising Solution lets you monetize your content in real-time, enabling an incremental increase in ad revenue by providing a new source of untapped ad inventory."

Sign up and they give you a snippet of code to place on your web pages. Some of the words on the page will then be highlighted and when someone hovers over them a text ad appears and if they click, you get paid. Not a bad deal.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

USTREAM.TV: Make Your Own Free TV Show

USTREAM.TV Ever dream of having your very own TV show? Now you can with UStream.TV. "Experience live video. In just minutes, you can broadcast and chat online with a global audience. Completely free, all it takes is a camera and Internet connection" What have you got to lose? and who knows, you may just have some fun.

Friday, August 01, 2008

AdCenter Analytics for WordPress

adCenter Analytics for WordPress: "adCenter Analytics for WordPress Formerly known as Gatineau for WordPress
This plugin does one simple thing: add the Microsoft adCenter Analytics javascript tag to all your pages." Download it here.

No Payments for 90 days with PayPal Pay Later - PayPal

PayPal Later Something new offered up by Paypal- "PayPal Pay Later lets you take up to 90 days to pay. It’s the safer, easier way to enhance your spending power.Get approved in about 30 seconds- Spend $50 or more at participating stores. Click the PayPal Pay Later button during checkout -If you have an existing PayPal credit product, use it and enjoy no payments for 90 days If not, you’re prompted to apply/" This could really come in handy for those large Ebay purchases.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Air Fare Specials- 29.00 One Way

Air Fare Specials Thinking of taking a trip? Southwest has a special on rates right now offering 29.00 one way to select locations. Available on nonstop service to/from select cities with 21-day advance purchase. Must purchase by August 1, 2008. When I checked out their website these locations were all that was available:

:Austin, TX
$29 one-way, to/from Houston (Hobby), TX

Birmingham, AL
$29 one-way, to/from Nashville, TN

$29 one-way, to/from New Orleans, LA

Boise, ID
$29 one-way, to/from Spokane, WA

Houston (Hobby), TX
$29 one-way, to/from Austin, TX
$29 one-way, to/from San Antonio, TX

Nashville, TN
$29 one-way, to/from Birmingham, AL

New Orleans, LA
$29 one-way, to/from Birmingham, AL

San Antonio, TX
$29 one-way, to/from Houston (Hobby), TX

Seattle/Tacoma, WA
$29 one-way, to/from Spokane, WA
Spokane, WA "

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Conversion Blogging | Make Money Blogging - Do you blog? Trying to figure out how to make money with blogging? Learn from a master. This guy makes over 6 figures a year and is offering up some free advice in these videos.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Speechi- Convert PowerPoint Files to Flash

Speechi: "Speechi Light Quickly and easily convert PowerPoint files to Flash without sound, and it’s FREE!" Your computer, Powerpoint and a microphone are all the tools you need.

Friday, July 18, 2008

"The Website Revenue Maximizer Kit"

"The Website Revenue Maximizer Kit"

This book offered up at Sitepoint will show you how to increase your page views, sell ad inventory, use affiliate networks for maximum profits, traffic analysis tools and much more. You can download a free chapter at the site.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

John Reese is Back with Traffic Secrets 2

At exactly Noon EST yesterday(Tuesday, July 15th) John Reese *finally* released his long-awaited "Traffic Secrets 2.0" training course.

Unless you've been living in a small cave with no Internet access for
the past few months then you know there has been tremendous 'buzz'
building around this course -- and it's for a very good reason.

Many people have already made the decision to get their copy of this
course and all the details hadn't been released yet! This speaks
directly to the top-notch products that John Reese has released in the
past... they just plain WORK and help people succeed.

Well, now you can get ALL THE DETAILS about Traffic Secrets 2.0 by going here:

Here's Just Some Of What You'll Discover...

It doesn't matter if you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced
marketer. And it doesn't matter what business 'model' you may be
using (i.e. ecommerce store, affiliate marketing, infoproducts,
blogging, etc.).

It also doesn't matter what niche market your business is in. The
course can take you by the hand and have you generating an increase in
traffic. Period.

Traffic Secrets 2.0 is all about...

- Social Media Marketing & Strategy
- Advanced Content Syndication
- Cutting-Edge Video Marketing & SEO
- Leveraging Software & Widgets
- Setting Up Automatic 'Content Factories'
- Building An Affiliate Army
- And so much more.

And Here's A Real 'Shocker'...

Traffic Secrets 2.0 (for those that move fast and get 'grandfathered'
in) will receive the following...

- Private Coaching & Mastermind Community
- Web-based 'Action Tracker' Learning System
- And more!

Once you buy your license to Traffic Secrets 2.0 you don't have to buy
it ever again! Even by the time that "Traffic Secrets 11.0" comes out
you'll have gotten all of the other versions FOR FREE. (What an
amazing offer.)

You *know* that traffic generation techniques will continue to change
over time so it's great to know that you'll be getting all the updated
information and strategies for free. (This is truly an INVESTMENT in
your business.)

You'll also get access to John, his staff, and all the other TS2
owners in a private community. You'll get unlimited, lifetime access
for ZERO monthly fees. It's all included with your single purchase of
the course. (This makes it a no-brainer offer that every serious
marketer should take advanage of.)

But you'll need to ACT FAST and get your copy of the course right away
so you can be guaranteed to be 'grandfathered' in and never have to
pay any additional fees to access the course updates or the private
community site...

Get Your Copy Of Traffic Secrets 2.0 Today:

Twitter / msmerle

Twitter / msmerle Do you Twitter? If you haven't heard of it you must be living under a rock. Twitter is a hot new social networking tool and I'm personally inviting you to "follow me"....and who knows, if you follow me as Genesis once said "I may follow you......and so on and so on....check it out and subscribe to my "twits"...who knows, you just might learn something.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Free Report - The Biggest Open Secret (About Increasing Online Sales) --

Free Report
Download this free 30 page PDF ebook "The Biggest Open Secret to Increasing Online Sales" and learn to think like your customers. It covers topics such as copywriting, putting together upsell offers, pay per click, split testing and more. It won't cot you a dime and you don't even have to give up your email address to download it. What the heck, you might just learn something.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

How to get traffic to my website?

How to get traffic to my website? If you have a website one of your main priorities is securing traffic. But what if you don't know how or where to start? That's a problem for many, especially if you're new to the net. Here's a great article on a number of proven ways you can generate site traffic. So what are you waiting for? Get busy.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

New iPhone Coming Out July 11th

Apple is gearing up to release the latest iPhone. This time around the pricing is way cheaper. Starting at 199.00.....get all the details and find out where you can snag yours. Just don't leave it laying around your friends or it may "grow legs" and walk away.

Monday, June 30, 2008

If You Use AVG 8 for Virus Protection Read This

AVG version 8 was recently released. Now I've been using the older version for years and love it, but when I read this article about a new feature in the latest version that may be causing problems for webmasters, I had to sit up and pay attention. Read on for the scoop.

Friday, June 20, 2008

AdWords Editor- New Version Released 6.0

AdWords Editor Google recently released a newer version of "Adwords Editor" for your downloading pleasure. New bulk editing tools, new options for updating your minimum CPC bids and more. If you use Google's PPC program this software is really helpful in streamlining your campaigns.

77 Ways To Help You Get More Done So You Can Earn More and Enjoy More of Life » Aurelius Tjin’s Unstoppable Internet Marketing Blog

77 Ways To Help You Get More Done Too much to do? I know how you feel. My "to do" list lately looks more like a scroll. But with so much to do where do you start? Here are 77 great tips to get you crossing off those tasks in no time flat. Just remember, when your dead, you'll still have things to do so make sure to take some time for fun as well.

Firefox 3 Revealed - SitePoint Books

Firefox 3 Revealed - SitePoint Books Hurry over to Sitepoint before they change their mind and download this FREE eBook,"Firefox 3 Revealed: What's New, What's Hot & What's Not". It's for inexperienced and seasoned users of the software. Immediate download in PDF format.

Friday, June 13, 2008

CAN-SPAM New Rules Require Single Action Email Opt-Out, Designated Senders - 4 Tips

CAN-SPAM Changes: "There are (4) new rules issued by the Federal Trade Commission that amend the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 that you should know about." In this blog post Chris Knight goes over the main points. If you publish an ezine or manage any size list you need to read this.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Google Website Workout

Google Better hurry if you want to enter this contest. You must enter by June 17th. So what's it all about and what can you win.....from the mouth of Google....

"Our consultants will work with you to discover ways in which we can increase site performance. Using Website Optimizer, our free website testing and optimization tool, a team of experts will work with you to determine the page layout, headlines, images, and text that will drive the most business from your site."

If your website needs help, and your conversions are low, this is your chance to get help from the experts. Good luck!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Fontifier - Your own handwriting on your computer!

Fontifier "Fontifier lets you use your own handwriting for the text you write on your computer.
It turns a scanned sample of your handwriting into a handwriting font that you can use in your word processor or graphics program," You can "preview" the sample before deciding to purchase it for only 9.00. Payment can be made using credit card or Paypal. Once downloaded, install it as you would any other font, then type away in your own handwriting. Very cool and a good way to make yourself more original.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Repxchange Beta

Repxchange Beta RepXChange: Do you sell things on Ebay and you've had it with "undesirable bidders". These are the bad buyers that no one wants to have to do business with. This site was started by an ex-Ebay Power Seller and helps you collect user ID's to add to your "blocked bidders list" on Ebay. This is a list of bidders with whom sellers have had a bad experience with and no longer want to do business with. The power of it is in the numbers.

The purpose of RepXchange from the site itself:

"RepXchange allows sellers to generate and download a list of bidders who have slighted other bidders in the past and add these IDs into their own blocked bidders list. By doing so, sellers proactively protect themselves against bidders who are likely to cause them loss of time, money and reputation."

If you're a heavy Ebay user you might want to check this out.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Social Bookmarking Service

Social bookmarking service. Fast tagging and posting to all major social websites Get a link from 47 of the best social bookmarking sites in less then 15 munutes and it won't cost you a thing but some of your time. Remember, backlinks to your website are important, this is an easy way to get them.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Goodbye Boss, I'll Miss You!

I received word today that one of my online friends and web host of about 10 years had died back on April 18th. The sad word came to me by email that David Black was dead from one of his business associates. David was always online and I had been sending him emails for the past 3 weeks wondering where he was. He was always online so when he didn't answer I thought something was odd. But then I thought maybe he took a much needed vacation and I'd wait another day and send another email and nothing. So this news of his death has really blown me out of the water. I had even sent emails asking him "hey, you alive?" how sick that is to me now.

David was a kind gentle soul with so much wisdom. He had a way of always making me feel better about things and myself. He was a brilliant programmer and the best web host I ever had. He was kind, non judgemental and wise beyond his years. He didn't hold grudges, and no matter what happened to him he kept on rolling. He was from Texas but of late had gone home to Oklahoma about 5 years ago when his Mom was diagnosed with cancer so he could be with her in the little time she had left. On her death bed she asked David to stay and take care of her elderly husband. And that's what he did. Because that's the kind of man he was. His word meant something and his friendship was always true and steady. I think he was only 44 years old. So young to leave this earth. Why did God take him away? I know he missed his wife who was killed by a drunk driver when David was in his twenties. He loved her so and you could hear the pain in his voice whenever he spoke of that incident. Always a sense of loneliness.

I don't know where you are tonight boss ( I always called him that) but where ever you are I hope you have been reunited with your wife and your mother. For I know that would make you so happy. I've always wanted you to be happy and to find love again. As of late I know you had been speaking with an old female school friend and were really enjoying yourself. Even mentioned you might go to Washington to see her. How could this happen? they say it was something like "Aortic Aneurysm" that killed you. You even drove yourself to the hospital. That's so like you. You always did everything on your own terms.

I'm going to miss you boss every day. You were truly a dear friend and you taught me a lot. We only knew each other online. We use to joke how we were going to hook up someday and have a beer together. I guess now that will never happen. We always think there's tomorrow, that is until they stop coming. Perhaps now we will meet in heaven. Won't that be fun. I love you Boss and I miss you so much already. Sleep well my friend. Until we meet in eternity.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Inspirational Movie

DiversiPro2 Need a little inspiration? This movie will do the trick. It's inspiring and thought provoking and the pictures are beautiful. Make sure you turn up your speakers so you can hear the music. We should all spend a few minutes a day thinking about what's really important instead of running around like chickens with our heads cut off. Ever feel that way? I know I do.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Google Friend Connect

Google Friend Connect
Want to make your website more social? Now Google makes it easy and fun to do. You can easily add social features to your site by simply copying and pasting a few snippets of code. Now in beta and slowly being released to the public you can sign up at their site if interested in trying it out.

Friday, May 16, 2008

The IM Giveaway

The IM Giveaway 534 top marketers have banded together for this giveaway. Register and receive free ebooks, software and so much more. Get it while you can!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I Love DotEasy

I've signed up for a hosting account with a great web hosting company Doteasy is the leading bannerless free web hosting service where you can register a domain name and get free web hosting and email services. I host a number of my smaller affiliate sites with them.

They offer:

1. .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .us, .ca, .uk, .eu, .mobi domain name
registration for as low as $18 per year.

2. 100MB + Bonus 1GB $0 web hosting without ad banners

3. free email service

If you would like an account also, click the following link to sign up with and we can both get a free 1GB storage increase for our
accounts. Happy web designing!

Best regards,


Friday, May 09, 2008

eBay Live!

eBay Live! Ebay Live 2008 is coming. Attend classes and labs that will help you with your buying and selling skills. This is the place where thousands of Ebay'ers gather together every year to hone their skills and share their secrets. It's in Chicago so sign up while you still can.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Merle's Mission Ezine- 04/30/08

The latest issue of Merle's Mission Ezine is now online at:

Today's topic is on pinging and blogs. If I sound like I'm speaking in a language you do not understand, run, don't walk to read today's article. And I've also thrown in my usual twisted humor and other misc. topics.



Thursday, May 01, 2008

Speechi : From PowerPoint to Flash

Speechi :From PowerPoint to Flash "Speechi Light Quickly and easily convert PowerPoint files to Flash without sound, and it’s FREE!" This could be a handy addition to your website arsenal.

Twhirl- A Twitter Client

At twitter client A desktop client for twitter, based on the Adobe AIR platform. Runs on both Windows and Mac. Connects to multiple Twitter and Friendfeed accounts and gives you instant notificatoins of new Tweets. Very cool if you like to twitter.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Woot : One Day, One Deal (SM)

Woot I really shouldn't tell you about this site, but sometimes I like to share. Consider yourself lucky. Woot has a "deal of the day" everyday and I have to tell you they offer some really cool stuff at some great prices. Sure, I don't like everything they offer but from time to time the gadgets are awesome and I just have to have one. You'll have to check in daily to see what the offer is. You can thank me later.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

GistWeb - Web Search

GistWeb- Research ToolIt's sort of like "Cliff Notes" for the web. "Don't have enough time to read 10, 20 or 30 pages on a topic? Then let GistWeb create a summary of the top results for your query! It will extract only the most important information and display it in a remarkably readable summary. Choose whether you want a Short, Medium or Long summary based on your information needs." This is very cool and should be bookmarked for your next research project. Thanks Jonathan.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Free Open Stock Photography

Open Stock Photography Need some photos? As the site says "Each of these files is available under a free content license or in the public domain; there are no restrictions of use beyond those relating to use of official insignia. Licenses which limit commercial use are considered non-free." Make sure you read the proper use for each photo before utilizing it. Bookmark this one.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Download These Free Graphics

Exciting news for all internet marketers. I came across this great product that is a definite plus in my books. Not only does it make the job of an internet marketer easier, faster and with a great professional look, they are offering it for free. Imagine that! Finding great professional work like this will cost a fortune, not to mention if you even try to design them yourself.

I am sure it will consume your days leaving no time to attend to anything else. I must say that the graphics are great and the quality is superb, just what you need to grab attention and to help make that sale.

You can use these for
-Opt In forms-Order Now Buttons-Download now Buttons-Guarantee Buttons- and more...

And the best part is, the are All for free. To find out more, click here...

Monday, April 14, 2008

Facebook - Garage Sale- Sell Your Stuff1

Facebook Garage Sale-Do you use It's a really nice social networking site for what I think is the "older crowd". Now don't take that the wrong way. When I say older, I mean over the age of 23. Sort of like MySpace all grown up. This service allows you sell your stuff on Facebook quickly and easily and they only keep 5% of each and every sale. The rest of the money is deposited into your Paypal account. Buy and sell to those you know and trust.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

"Randy Pausch's Last Lecture"

My Last Lecture: "Watch Randy Pausch's Last Lecture"- This college professor who is dying of cancer gives his "last lecture". If you want to see how someone takes a negative situation and makes it a positive, here's your chance. Very inspiring and eye opening. Face it, we're all going to die. You might say we're all "terminal" as none of us are getting out alive, but most of us don't think about it. The truth is none of us know how much time we have left. Today could be the last day you have so live it to the fullest. Watch this lecture and you just might learn something.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Writing Webcopy That Sells - By Aurelius Tjin

Writing Webcopy That Sells - By Aurelius Tjin- Grab this free 23 page ebook by Aurelius Tjin while it lasts and learn how to improve your copywriting skills.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Merle's Mission Ezine- 03/31/08

The PDF version of Merle's Mission Ezine is now posted online in PDF format. You can print it out or view it here

Today's issue looks at some quick ways to get your website up and running quickly.

Have a great day!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

PayPal Radio

PayPal Radio- If you're a Paypal user you'll really benefit from this Paypal radio broadcast. The cost is free and it airs live from 5 to 6 pm EST and 2-3 Pacific on Tuesday. All past shows are archived so if you can't listen live you can always listen later. Everything you need to know and all the latest updates and changes are yours at no charge. So tune in and "tune up".

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Lion Video Reunion

"This woman finds a lion. Yes, that's right, a lion.The lion is sickand malnourished. She spends the next few years nursing it back to health.Once healthy, she calls the local zoo and says, "Hey,I have a lion here that I found sick and nursed back to health. Do you have space for it?"Sure enough the zoo shows up and gets the lion. They get it accustomed to his new home and when he is settled in, the lady comes for a visit.Please click on link below to witness their loving reunion."

PhotoShop Help- Free

Do you use Photoshop? Here you'll find some great tutorials on using Photoshop that will get you up to speed in no time. These PDF ebooks are so good you won't believe he's giving them away for free. Three volumes can be downloaded at

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Looking for Diamonds in Your Life?

Need a little inspiration in your life. Watch this and be inspired.....

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Me and My Dog Dakota

This is my dog Dakota. He's 12 years old and is a wonderful dog. My boyfriend gave him to me for Valentines Day when he was only 8 weeks old.

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Tony Blake Lanuches New Discussion Board

Tony Blake is a master marketer and his discussion board has been live and hopping for years. It's the best board online if you ask me. Anyway, he recently revamped the whole thing and it's launching fresh today so take the time to check it out. If you're trying to learn about internet marketing it's the best place to get an education and keep up with the latest trends. So check it out and tell him "Merle" sent ya.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Article Submitter and Directory Submitter

Download these two programs for free and start generating more traffic to your websites. The one will submit your articles to over 600 article submission sites. The other will submit your site to over 2,000 directories. You won't believe they're free. Quality stuff.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Free ReBrandable Reports to Give Away

This is a nifty little idea that just launched. Sign up and every month you'll receive free ebooks you can rebrand with your name and your url. Then pass them out and hopefully they'll increase your website traffic but at the very least they'll make those you give them to pretty happy!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Merle's Mission Ezine Now Posted Online

Hi Gang

How's your day? Need a drink already? <grin>

Just a quickie to let you know that the latest issue

of Merle's Mission Ezine was sent out two days ago.

If you didn't receive it you can now read the PDF

or HTML versions below:

PDF (print or read online)

HTML Version -Nothing fancy but the links are clickable

If you need some snazzy graphics for your online sales pages grab these for only 7.00:

Also, don't forget Big Daddy's Giveaway with some awesome downloads at no charge:

That's it for me and have a Fantastic day!

Your pal,


Monday, February 18, 2008

Daddys Birthday Giveaway

Daddys Birthday Giveaway Odinn Sorensen's "Daddys Birthday Giveaway" has Officially launched.

And it's not the usual type of giveaway to say the least..

See for yourself:

You don't want to wait on this one.. As they say, If you snooze you lose ; )
And we're talking 100's & 100's of quality gifts, literature and software here.

Well I have to get back to downloading now, But I just had to let you know about this
one for sure.

P.S. Remember don't wait on this, It's
only happening for a short while, and
you'll definitely be walking away with
a "Big Smile"

Thursday, February 14, 2008

YouTube - GoogleBusiness's Channel

YouTube -GoogleBusiness Everything Google in video. Introducing the new Google Business YouTube Channel- If you need help using Google's various services to build your online business, hurry over and get your free education.

Includes videos on AdWords, Google Analytics and Website Optimizer. Organized by Product and topic. Bring your own popcorn .

Monday, February 11, 2008

Giveaway of the Day - Free Licensed Software Every Day!

Giveaway of the Day - free licensed software daily. We all like something for free. If you don't there's something wrong with you. But like most things online free usually comes with a price. But not this time. Bookmark this site which gives away a free fully functioning software program daily. No catch. Also gives away free games.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Sean Lowery's Mini Site Graphics- FREE

Mini Site Graphics Want some free graphics? Not just plain old boring graphics but some really nice ones you can use to spruce up your websie. Get em while their hot people and tell Sean, "thanks".

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Tons of Free Graphics

Graphics I think I'm in love! Well, after all it is almost Valentines Day! I stumbled across this site which is loaded with free graphics you can download for your website. There are ecovers, headers, bullets, arrows, numbers, buttons, even squeeze pages. If you're in need of some really nice images you have to drop everything and go check this out. Trust me, they're very nice.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Merle's Mission Ezine Now Posted Online

Hi Kids,

The PDF version of Merle's Mission Ezine is now posted online at:

Today's issue explains how to use stories to increase your sales. And,oh yes, let's not forget the package of sales graphics I've put togther for you at

Do yourself a favor and post your questions at the discussion board ..........

I hope you're having a wonderful day. It feels good to be back.


Sunday, January 20, 2008

Graphics for Your Web Pages to Help Your Sales Copy

Sales Graphics for Your Website- Only 7.00

Do you need graphics for your website or blog? All thumbs when it comes to creating your own? Are you in need of some "high quality" images? If you sell anything online you really need this package of sales graphics. These are not "cookie cutter" images, rather high quality professionally designed, BRAND NEW images. Download yours now and receive a free bonus header graphics just for purchasing.

Hey, for 7.00 you can't go wrong and they're really 'awesome'.

Download yours now at:

Sales Graphics

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Get Master Resell Rights Every Month!

I just came across this amazing membership site, you get a report with Master Resell Rights every single month, for Free! You get reports with master rights, graphics, and even a salespage.

I'm not sure how they can keep this up, you might want to check it out in case they can't keep it going for much longer.

Here is a link to the site:

See you there,


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Adwords Tips

From the Search Marketing Standard Blog a great article with some tips on how to get a leg up when using Google Adwords as part of your marketing campaign. It's a good read. Even I learned something....and that's hard to do

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Free Multi-Media Course on Blogging

I'm evaluating a multi-media course on blogging from the folks at Simpleology. For a while, they're letting you snag it for free if you post about it on your blog.

It covers:

  • The best blogging techniques.
  • How to get traffic to your blog.
  • How to turn your blog into money.

I'll let you know what I think once I've had a chance to check it out. Meanwhile, go grab yours while it's still free.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Convert PDF Docs to Text or HTML

Sometimes you have a PDF and you need it in text or HTML format? But how do you make the conversion. Adobe offers up this free online converter that will have it done for you in a snap.

"To convert an Adobe® Portable Document Format (PDF) file to HTML or text, simply type a URL for an Adobe PDF document into this electronic form and select "Convert". The Adobe PDF document will be converted and returned to you in your browser application."

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Generator Software’s Header Generator

Generator Software’s Header Generator

Header Generator is a very useful point-and-click
software program designed to create header graphics
for your websites.

It’s been proven that well designed header graphics draw
attention and can boost your website conversion ratios
up to 30%.

The problem is most people are not graphic designers so
it can get expensive to create these type of graphics
every time you create a new website.

Header Generator eliminates this problem making it a
very cost effective alternative to hiring a graphic

Since the software program has been built for people
with very little technical or design skills, it is
impressive just how quick it can be to create a header
that matches the layout and design of the rest of your

With this program there are no restrictions as to the
number of header graphics you can create and with over
300+ templates included in the package, it’s very easy
to get started.

Check it out at...

Friday, January 04, 2008

Free Report

Web Copy Words That Make You Rich- A free report which includes all the right words you want to use in your website copy to persuade and motivate your prospects to buy from you. It is free to download but you'll have to give him your email address to get it.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Jumpcut - Upload, Edit and Share Your Video

Jumpcut Register with this free service run by Yahoo and you can start uploading and editing your video clips right online. Movies are automatically created from the files you upload. Open up the editor and add titles, special effects and rearrange to your hearts content. A cool, easy way to edit your footage.

Click2Sell - Free Online Affiliate Marketing Programs Network

Click2Sell - Free Online Affiliate Marketing Programs Network - Sell Product Online: Look out ClickBank there's a new kid in town. "Sell any product – digital, material or subscription based" and get paid instantly. If you push affiliate programs register and earn up to 95% commissions. No more waiting for a check in the mail get the money deposited to your Paypal or Moneybookers account right away. Free to join. If you sell products online or make your living with affiliate programs make sure to give this new program a look.