Saturday, 18 November 2017

Small computer desks for home

      Key Points: Computer Desk
  • Desired price point $200.
  • Small footprint of around 50” x 24” approx. (140 cm x 60cm)
  • Durable finish.
  • Flat Pack
  • Manufactured wood or steel and glass.

    It all started when we were setting up a study space for my youngest son.
    He needed a place for homework and general messing around that his small bedroom would not permit once we put in the double bed he requested! (I know, he sleeps alone but wanted more space to stretch out his 6 ft, skinny frame.)

    The next door room was vacant as his older brother had moved out of home. This spare room would be an ideal office or study.
    But what to do about a desk? 

    Wednesday, 4 January 2017

    Saturation or Just Competitive?

    I came across this post on a closed group I joined recently:

    "Hey everyone. I'm at a bit of a crossroads at the moment. I wanna go all in with starting an online business this year, I have spent the last couple of years learning IM, affiliate marketing, list building, kindle publishing, youtube marketing etc but not really doing a lot with them, so now this year, I want to take what ive learned, go all in, make mistakes and learn more along the way.
    But the issue I have is finding my niche. I have seen plenty of methods out there showing how to find profitable niches but obviously it would be better if it was a niche I had an interest/passion for, because if I'm not interested in the subject, then I won't enjoy doing it.
    The thing is, I don't really have a specific interest or passion (any thats profitable anyway), so what would you recommend for somebody who's struggling to find a niche based on their interest/passions?
    The only thing I would probably be interested in doing is something in the MMO market, as I know quite abit about that stuff, and I can relate to people who wanna make money online because we all probably want it for the same reason (the freedom).
    But as saturated as this market seems to be, would it be a market worth pursuing?" 

    I replied: 
    You do need to focus so you can provide a unique (or almost unique) perspective so you can offer something the rest of the (crowded) market cannot. The clever people always seem to come up with a new twist/tweak so they are not just copying someone else. The method -the how - is not as important as the why and what (niche).

    This is a common enough dilemma for anyone starting to market online.
    If you do not have your own product you are not unique but you want to have a twist that no one else has if you are to be different from your competition who are also selling in the same niche.

    Competition is not a bad thing. If no one else is selling in the same market is it really a good market?
    You do not want a niche so small that you will have very little chance of traffic.  Yes the MMO is huge with almost everyone there madly cloning each other.  
    All those new products that are coming endlessly offer training, how to's and follow-me recipes to online riches.  Newbies or those who have not found their focus/passion will buy into this stuff and usually never act on it because they have no time to implement program A before being distracted by the next program B.  Marketers are relying on this churn factor/new shiny object desire that attracts us to this niche. 
    Evergreen products -those things like services and tools that we all use regularly can be a better choice than new launches.   Evergreen products have a wider market and do not need tweaking constantly.
    Remember the story of the gold rush era with prospectors versus those who sold the picks and shovels?   The hardware stores had a steady income where most prospectors were looking for the big nuggets and most failed.
    Is the MMO market saturated?  Flooded yes, but it is growing constantly so  there will always be new eyes looking and they will be copying someone, buying stuff and learning.  You can be active in helping these newbies and even oldies looking for help or traffic.
    Competition brings about  better quality in the long run.
    Competition helps raise everyone to do better, offer better value and eliminate the scams.
    Until the whole planet is online in the MMO niche can you say it is saturated? 

    skype:  robs-ozopps

    When we begin anything new there are bound to be stress points or challenges.

    Fortunately, these days with the amount of information available at our fingertips, we can nearly always find a solution.

    The difficulty can be information overload where it is like drinking from a fire hose once you go searching.  And not all solutions will suit you so that's cool; just go to the next!

    Information in this digital age can be in written form or presented as audio and more likely video or as an app!

    If you can find the answer to someone else's problem, then you have a chance to make a connection with them.  If you are not pushing a product right from the get-go they are more likely to stick around, but let us not kid ourselves - you always have to earn a person's trust before they will subscribe to you and you have to be a little different/better than the next guy.

    A decade ago, you may have been  one of only a few providing the help,
    Now you will be lost in the sea of thousands offering similar advice such has been the growth in most niches.

    Okay so that means there is more of a challenge -we cannot be complacent about traffic -people coming to our sites and conversions- people actually taking action to view, click, leave their email and so on.

      Check the video:

    This is why marketers are constantly having to evolve to keep up.
    Does it mean you have to use gimmicks to get views?

     But you have to take advantage of all the means allowable - legally and ethically so you do not get left behind.  So you need links criss-crossing to all your web properties. You need ways to attract the search engines to rank your sites. You need to maximise your presence.

    Remember no-one is interested in you or what you are selling!
    You are a miserable guy standing on the side of the freeway with a million others holding up a sign.
    Depressing thought! But if you can stand out somehow, so you are noticed well then you have a chance!
    rob smith

    skype:  robs-ozopps
    email:    ozopps+blog [@]

    Tuesday, 3 January 2017

    Building an online presence does not have to be complicated or expensive, but it does take some work. 

    Anyone who says you can just grab a bunch of stuff, put it on the web and sit back and get visitors or make money is kidding themselves and you as well.

    The purpose of this blog and the related elements that I control, is to assist you as a person without much experience in online marketing or wanting to try the make money online area, to learn what it takes.
    If you are a total newbie there will be new terminology - don't worry I will break it down for you.
    If you have seen my videos on you tube (my channel) you will see that I am building up videos daily and then blogging about them here and eventually elsewhere.
    The idea is that there will eventually be a "web"of interlinked, related sites and elements that all relate to me.  This sphere of influence will gradually grow over time and my 'brand' will become more popular.

    You can do the same. Once thing about the internet ( which can be a negative) is that that generally speaking once you put it "up" there it is there to stay.  So  we must be careful about what we say if we want to maintain a reputation that is in line with our goals.
    The plus side is that if you establish a worthwhile piece of online real estate, it can pay you back for years to come.

    Deciding what to build is of more importance than 'how to build' because although it is the technical details that are holding you back right now, I can assure you that those challenges are easy to overcome once you have the steps put to you in simple form.
    In this day and age you are NEVER short of advice and instruction on HOW to do anything, thanks to the ever growing information explosion.   I promise you there is plenty of free information at hand if you know where to look and you can be guided as to what is worth looking at.

    That is hopefully why you are reading this.   Don't make the same old newbie mistakes that people have been making for years- get smarter and follow someone who has done the work, researched the field and found the good the bad and the down right ugly.

    Notice: I am not selling here- just handing out advice and yes there will be links on these pages that may result in commissions being paid or other compensation provided to me. That is the normal state of affairs in any business relationship.  You are compensated for the value you bring to the market.
    Do more, give more to build trust and a relationship follows.

    I think you have got the message by now :-)

      rob smith
    skype:  robs-ozopps
    email:    ozopps+blog [@]