Archive for January 2010

What I will be working on in Year 2010

I have been running a very small start up based in vizag (Vishakapatnam) and we mainly dabble into web development.  It has been growing steadily but still not as fast I want it to be. There are also some other few projects which I am interested to pursue but I am not able to due to Lack of Time and also due to absence of a companion who can take the headache out of running day-to-day company affairs. Frankly I don’t like wasting my time on mundane stuff like bidding on projects on freelancing sites or asking my team for the project status. I think I can delegate that stuff to one of my team member and I can start concentrating on purely doing stuff which will directly impact the company growth (Though bidding on projects is essential to get projects but it eats lot of my time just on the bidding phase. Moreover I generally prefer doing projects on Rentacoder & Odesk but I still bid on other sites just to increase our exposure. I want to minimize my time on bidding on projects and rather do some constructive things.)

 

As my dream of creating adsense niches has been shattered , I have to figure out another way to generate money through online businesses.  So I will be concentrating on Affiliate Marketing and most probably I will go ahead with creating Amazon & Ebay niches.  Apart from it I would also concentrate on developing my other virtual real estate empire which may not give any returns in the short-term but which can be really big in long term.  I am listing few of my ideas on which I will be working on in coming months in 2010.

 

1) www.rishimoney.com

A site about anything related to Money and its various avatars like credit cards,debit cards,savings accounts,loans etc. 

 

2) www.multipress.in

As it becomes more and more easy to run something using wordpress and its themes/plugins combo, it is quite natural for us to keep track of things possible in wordpress as is is our most preferred CMS.

 

3) www.opengarage.in

My small effort to increase the numbers of idiots in this world.

 

4) www.miniprojects.in

A natural extension to the earlier site.  Kinda showcase for the opengarage team and also to attract would be idiots by luring them through the promise of mini/main projects.

 

To Be Continued….(As I get more idiotic ideas in my mind).

Is this the Life you want to live..

 

This is an excerpt from the book “Tears of The Mystic Rose” which can be found at

http://oshorajneesh.net/ .  

 

“the whole education system is criminal and against the innocent child
who has no choice but to follow whatever is thrust upon him
from the very frst day in nursery
the whole education is geared to training the mind
towards competition and aggression and jealousy and judgement
this fact is simple and of clear understanding
as no parent wants their beloved child to be behind others
everyone wants their child to come frst…be the best…always ahead
it is impossible that everyone can come frst in class
this mathematical principle would defeat even poor albert einstein
only one child can come frst…second…then third
which child wants to be third class…any takers
which child is congratulated for coming in last
any child with a dumb aptitude just to memorise stupid dates and numbers
and meaningless bits of knowledge comes frst in class
education just tests memory and not intelligence in any way
the subjects taught are all meaningless to the poor child
but teachers are serious and parents pressurising to do well in school
the innocent child has no choice
just cramming their innocent minds with garbage and rubbish
they are there to carry the dustbins of our past glory…or gory for that matter
the poor child is taught about
alexander the great…genghis khan…tamurlane…ivan the terrible…hitler
great battles and world wars…destruction and destruction
what is so great about alexander the great
just his egoistic conquering insanity
murderer termed the great conqueror
history
the stupidities of our past remembered with pride
geography
the reasons for the division of our one earth into separate nations
biology
all about everything except ourselves and our place in nature
chemistry
all about everything but what to do with chemical hormones of fear or anger
mathematics
where one plus one is two but never fits into our real world of counting
language
all is talk and talk and the language of silence is no means of communication
the whole education is upside down geared for the average masses
all subjects and syllabus and exams to exactly ft millions of different children
from different social economic cultural religious backgrounds
into one single exam pattern with no variation
all children carbon copies like a plastic factory churning out toys
each with the same barbie doll smile…exactly the same
we are simply creating robots for a controlled environment
comfortable and easy to manage in our conditioned society
all people must fit into one mentally acceptable social group
no wonder this human race is confused
fragmented and divided against itself…and always at war with itself
no child loves himself…no child accepts himself…no child can be himself
no child loves himself
and silently and deeply knows they are being crushed
by the education system to cram and struggle against their nature
to do well and be rewarded with meaningless degrees for employment
every child is conditioned that they are stupid and need to be educated
they know nothing…that they are not fit the way they are
they do not deserve reward without struggle and effort
divided from childhood they learn hate and learn politics of the smile
they hate themselves for failing to satisfy their eager and loving parents
teachers elders society and nations
they learn to hate their parents and elders for forcing them against their
nature and learn to smile jimmy carter smiles
all smiles all around…just keep smiling hurting inside…it pays to smile
no child accepts themselves as they are
how can they when they are rejected by all around…for stupid meaningless
reasons which appear to be serious and important by retarded grownups
do not cry be a man…live for society…live for another…sacrifice yourself
go to war and fight for your nation
no child can be himself
become this or become that…become this powerful president
or that famous doctor or that important government dignitary
or anything else will do…but do not become just yourself
the very first lesson in life…the only few worth unlearning
love yourself…accept yourself…be yourself
love yourself
by not loving yourself the small silent and fragile energy
is divided and fragmented from within and a cancer grows rapidly unseen
do not love others…just learn to love yourself first
one who loves himself understands the value of love from within
self love is the way to inner health and growth of self knowing
this love grows and blossoms through seven pillars of inner light
love nourishes and soon spreads on it own accord to others
accept yourself
what a stupid boring world we would live in if all humans were exactly same
learn acceptance of yourself just the way you are
existence has given birth to you and accepts you unconditionally
you are breathing and alive with its aliveness…a miracle in itself
each and every individual in unique and irreplaceable in this vast cosmos
the very beauty of you remains its unique signature
be yourself
you can try and pretend as much as this society demands of you
to be someone else and to live the life of the impossible imposter
there is only one way and that is being yourself
whatsoever you are just relax at ease and be yourself
just out of being yourself a tremendous grace and beauty
will be released and will radiate all around you
love yourself…accept yourself…be yourself
these qualities will create for the first time
an individual whose inner fame is undividable
a great pool of energy will gather and surround you
with this an inner trust will arise from within you”.

Living in Zen

 

 

Waking when awake, sleeping when sleepy

Eating when Hungry

Walking when walking

Sitting when sitting

The Way of Tao

Living in Zen

An Open Source Company

I have been a honest guy most of my life. I do have my own share of dishonesty but they are quite few and small.  As such I have always faced many problems because of being a honest guy.  Now as I run a small startup, I have a dilemma that should we start becoming more aggressive which in process may make my “Honesty is the Best Policy” to take a backseat. For the time being I think we can get off with being honest.  But many times I worry if I can always continue to run the company with the same honesty and zeal. I am not sure about the answer.  But many times I dream of running a company which is very open,transparent and honest in whatever things we do. Kind of “An Open Source Company”.  I mean is it possible to run a company where every information about it is available in public.  Every expenses, every income, every mistakes, every idea, in short EVERYTHING in public eyes.  I am not sure if it will be possible to run/create a company like that. But I can always dream.  I hope something similar is already running somewhere.

Money Making Blueprint for 2010

Few days back I kind of suffered a blow to my online money making journey.  I would not like to discuss too much about it but I think it was kind of a wakeup call. And I think it came at the right time. I had just started making around $100 pm in recurring advertisement income and december month avg. was around $4.3 per day.  But I thank God for the event because had I been earning more, it would have been more painful to bear the loss.  I had started the house cleaning so that the damage is minimised but luckily I had literally tasted the blood. I have come to realize that there is really a good chance to make money online. Till a year back I was quite skeptic of all the bloggers who used to tell that it is quite easy to make money online because I thought that if it is that easy then everybody would be doing it.  I was proven wrong on atleast 1 account ie it is really possible to make good money by online businesses though it is not that quite easy. But once you have setup the things in place and the traffic is consistent then you can see that is is quite easy to make money.  So it is really quite easy to make money online but first you have to work hard to setup everything properly.  I just tried 1 way of making money online ie advertisement but there are quite a few out there.  As I know that this things really work, I am going to concentrate more on building the stuff. So this year I am planning to get the following things done. It is just my way to keeping tracks of the things to do.

 

1) 50 adsense sites making around $50 per month each. So at the end of year I should be having $2500 per month income through my adsense niche sites.

2) 50 Ebay niche sites.  I don’t know the potential of these so I will just assume that they are going to earn around $10 each.  So it should be around $500 through Ebay EPN income.

3) Try my hands on PPC sometime later down the road.

 

Now I will be following TKA methods for making money online.  As I feel they are the most honest and ethical internet marketers around and I have seen that the methods do work.  But to help others I would be putting up my own research and results on this blog so that others can also learn if they want to. I wouldn’t be revealing any of my niches/keywords but  I would be giving hints like how many searches are there for a term and how much competition is there. That will help a lot for people to fine-tune their own site building process.

The Movie 3 Idiots and My Life

I watched the movie 3 Idiots Recently.  In more than 1 way , I had been like Rancho, though I never had the guts to do what he is capable of doing.  I mean all the mischief he got to pull-off.   I did my computer engineering because I was interested in computers from class 7th onwards.  I never cared for reading just for the sake of passing exams but for the joy of it. And it used to happen that many times I would read books meant for higher classes just for the joy of it.  I wish more people can understand that Life in itself is very fulfilling.  We need not live it for somebody else.  I particular remember 1 incident from the movie which has happened in real time to me.  I think it happened in 2nd semester. We used to have a lecturer “Venkatesan” who would come to the class and would just start reading from a book and expected us to write in our notebooks.  Now I never liked having notes.  I always felt that having book is enough and I always wrote the answers in my own words.  So on that day, as he was dictating the notes and as usual I wasn’t writing it in my notebook.  So he became furious and asked me why I am not writing in my Notebook.  I told him that the stuff he was telling is already available in the book and there is no point in writing it again in notebook as I already have the book with me ( I always used to purchase the books and never relied on library to fulfill my coursework).   And he asked me a question from earlier class and I replied the answer. The answer wasn’t exactly the same as what was written in the book but the gist was same. He said that the answer is wrong but I insisted that it is correct.  He asked me to get out of the class. I obliged him and went to library and got another book which almost agreed with my answer.  When I showed it to him, the expression on his face was priceless.  I think I had always been a very simple student doing almost what the teacher asked, but from that day onwards, my rebelliousness started with the system.  Till 12th I didn’t had any problem reading through routine school stuff but during college I started to hate it when apart from computer related subjects I had to read through many other subjects. In retrospective I don’t think it was a bad thing because learning about other related things just expands your mind but at that time I was just thinking that I am supposed to be a computer engineer and I need not waste my time on learning about *induction motors* or *tensile strength*.