Not only that you can do that—build a big list—you will make money at the same time.
Of course you have to know what you are doing or you’ll end up with nothing else but a huge waste of your time. I recently have discovered Ryan Deiss just has released some great content.
Ryan Deiss will be hosting a killer FREE Webinar on Wednesday. The webinar is over, but you can check out the following:
“Underground Listbuilding Course by Ryan Deiss”
This will be awesome. Even though they say this will be the largest Webinar in Internet history—they plan for more than 5,000 people—seats will be going very fast. They have more than 25,000 people already on their special interest email list.
I have checked out the material and it is definitely the right way to use social networks and media to build your business. Besides that I saw a presentation from Ryan in front of 500 business owners and answering their questions as well. It's attested he knows what he is talking about. Period.
Yesterday I reported about local DNS problems happening everywhere in the world lately. I am talking about the underlying service that tells your web browser where the server for a webpage is located.
I did not even notice until my blog suddenly disappeared from the Internet. Luckily this was just from my perspective. 99.2% of my regular visitors did not notice any problem accessing my blog.
And as of today, Telefonica, the large ISP operating in Europe and South America, servicing millions of customers with usually quality low- and high-speed internet access has fixed the problem.
This is truly a misleading statement, because most likely the problem has fixed itself. What I mean is that the Domain Name System guarantees that all changes are replicated throughout the globe within a maximum of 48 hours.
I know we have been spoiled with the way .com top level domains for example are set up nowadays, which is, you register a new .com domain and it will be accessible in huge portions of the globe within minutes or a few hours.
However, if a network administrator of an internet access service provider (ISP) messes up the DNS configuration by accident it can take up to 48 hours till the system is fully operational again. That's inherent with the IT/network architecture in use. Nothing or very little one can do to speed things up.
Again, my blog can be reached “normally” again without using any DNS magic tricks, which I wrote about yesterday.
Business Strategy Lesson - Repeated
I used this as an opportunity to write the article, How Safe Is Your Web Business?, stating that once your business is rolling and bringing in money, you should spend some effort to build redundancy and diversify your income streams, remove bottlenecks, single points of failure, and so forth, …
I have heard and read about a lot of problems with the Domain Name Service (DNS-Service) on an almost global level. I am not sure—nor did I look deeper into it—if this is related to the allegedly committed cyber-attacks originating from North Korea.
Web surfers in the USA, in Europe, in Asia, and South America reported on Twitter that they are having troubles to reach specific web sites or any sites on the Internet in general.
I did not even notice those conversations unless I couldn’t reach my (this) blog all of a sudden. I realized very quickly that the site is up and running and as a matter of fact this is the very only domain I noticed that I have problems with.
The vast majority of my readers won’t even notice the outage. It’s related to a problem my local ISP Telefonica seems to have with their DNS-service.
In less technical terms:
A DNS service translated the domain name into an IP-address and tells the browser on what server the web pages you are trying to reach are hosted.
Only because you have the “Hacker Safe Logo” legitimately on your Web site doesn’t mean your web-based business is 100% safe.
Your site doesn’t need to be attacked by criminals there are many different possibilities for having your web based income stream disrupted. Now I remember that I wrote about the subject of protecting your virtual assets back in December 2007, too.