Sunday, August 5, 2007

AGLOCO Growing Pains

Every new startup has growing pains and AGLOCO is no different. It seems they under estimated the number of sign-ups they would get over the thanksgiving long weekend and that created a major traffic jam. Members were getting error messages when trying to log into their control panel and new sign-ups were not getting their confirmation emails. It was quite a bit of a mess really. AGLOCO seems to have recovered from their Black Friday rush but many new members are still waiting for their confirmation email. If you haven’t gotten one yet, just sit tight, you will get it.

One question that came up was about signing up family members in the same household and whether that was allowed. The answer is yes. AGLOCO realizes that today’s internet connected home can have many computers / laptops sharing the same IP and almost every family members surf the Internet. AGLOCO has accounted for this and will allow you to sign up members of your family even if they live under the same roof. Just don’t go inventing new family members!

I am setting up an interview with AGLOCO’s founder, Stanford MBA graduate, Akshay Mavani. A.K. is an extremely busy guy right now so I really do appreciate him taking time out of his schedule to do this interview. Look for it in the next day or two.

A few people have asked me how many people I have signed up for AGLOCO. When I told them, they didn’t believe me and asked me to post a screen shot. So, here it is.

For me AGLOCO is a pretty easy sell. I look at it this way; it doesn’t cost you any money to sign up and if you’re on the Net more than 5 hours a month there’s no additional time investment either. The worst-case scenario is you sign up nobody and make a buck or two each month from your own surfing. Even in the worst case, you still come out a head. Not a bad deal at all if you ask me.

Attitude Session - How Evil Do You Think? by John Chow

There is an old saying that states if you want to be like somebody, you got to think like somebody. In other words, if you want to be like evil (that’s me), you have think like evil. Earlier today, I posted a test to see if there were any evil thinkers out there.

What Were You Thinking?

When I made the post about the Technorati glitch that had everyone ranked at number 1, what went through your mind? If it was taking a screen shot so you can post it on your blog, you were not thinking like evil. You see, the first thing that came into my mind when I saw that was to update my ReviewMe ranking.

Mind you, the updated ranking doesn’t give me any more stars since I already have the maximum five. However, having the 1 next to those star looks pretty damn cool!

I’m a little dismay to find out that only one other blog took advantage of the Technorati glitch. Congrats to Steve’s Tech Blog for some evil outside the box thinking.

When an opportunity presents itself, you have to take advantage of it. This evil out of the box thinking is what’s going to make you the big Internet bucks. A lot of my success came from simple ideas that people didn’t think up but now everyone is copying because they see the success I have. Being a first mover gives you a major advantage. Remember, the only million dollar home page that actually made a million dollar was the first one.

Why I Didn’t Tell Readers To Update Their ReviewMe Stats

There were two reasons why I didn’t tell readers to update their ReviewMe stats. The first was I wanted to see if anyone else was able to pick up on it. The second was I didn’t need a bunch of 4-star blogs hitting five stars and pushing me down on the ReviewMe blog list.

Evil always thinks one step ahead.

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1000 AGLOCO Sign Ups
It’s An Advertising Bonanza!
Google’s Top Secret Advertising Network
AGLOCO Growing Pains
Banned From Digg
Make Money With AGLOCO Update
AllAdvantage 2.0 - Get Paid To Surf The Net
New Google Ad Placements
Making Money From A Blog - The Super Sunday
Blog Advertising Update
Full Feed RSS Enable! Subscribe Now!
Google To Put Bitch Slap On Arbitragers
Using The Competitive Ad Filter To Increase AdSense Earnings
Wow! I’m Number Five!
How To Start A Tech Site
Making Money With A Blog - October Recap
How To Kill DuggMirror
Making Money From A Blog - Week 4
How Much Is A Domain Name Worth?
Yahoo! MSN, Who The Hell Are They?
Making Money With Domain Names
The Art Of Link Baiting
Making Money With Your Blog - Week 3
Cracking The Crazy Egg
How Much Is A Link Worth?
Other Advertising Networks Besides Google AdSense
Making Money With Your Blog - Week 2
My Top 10 Best Wordpress Plugins
Why It Make Sense For Google To Buy YouTube
Part Time Blogging, Full Time Income?
Exploring Pay Per Digg
Getting Paid To Write A Blog Post - Is This The Future?
Google AdSense On A Blog Update
Why Alexa Is Worthless
Feel The Power Of The Digg
The Internet’s Biggest Google Whores
Two Tweaks To Generate More Blog Traffic
Requirements To Be A Dot Com Mogul
Blogging for Dollars - It’s Not Just a Hobby
The Wiki Model - Next Big Wave?
Couple Surfing - The Wave Of The Future?
All It Takes To Be The Next Dot Com Mogul
Pumping Out The Content
The Art Of Link Development
Content Over eCommerce
Best Google Forum Integration
The Biggest Killer Of My Online Income
Content Based eCommerce Sites
How Often Should You Update
The Google Image Trick
Big Sites Rules, Small Sites Drool
Finding Out Where Your Site Ranks
My Most Profitable Page
$10,000 A Day From Google AdSense
Value Added Advertising
Why RSS Is Bad
How To Get Google Site Targeted Campaigns
News Sites That Send The Most Traffic
Google Is Not My Biggest Income Source
So You Want To Be A Google Whore?
How Not To Get Rich On The Internet


How Banks Use 0% Balance Transfer To Trap You
Making Money Off Citibank MasterCard
$200,000 To Attend Nine Meetings
The Mutual Fund Scam
Trading Hours For Dollars
The Greater Fool Theory
Risk Is A 4 Letter Word
Making Money with Your Mortgage - Part 2
Making Money with Your Mortgage
Working Hard But Not Smart
Making Your Mortgage Interest Tax Deductible
Buying Vs Renting
Flipping Houses for Fun & Profit
The Joy of Not Budgeting
How To Know If You Have a Debt Problem
This Is Your Neighborhood
Financial Freedom - The Reality
Want To Get Rich? Get Into Debt!
Using Life Insurance To Shelter Income
The Gun And Butter Theory
How To Make 36% Return Risk Free
Make 6% Interest On Your Checking Account
Visa Dividend Check
The Credit Card Trap


Coming Full Circle
Remembering The Good Old Days
Google Brings The Internet Back To Life
The World’s Most High-Tech Urinal
How Is Everything? Are You Happy?
The Dot Com Boom Goes Bust
In The Beginning
Really Expensive Burgers
Weaver Creek Road Trip
Dinner At The Keg
How To Get Free Stuff At Trade Shows
Sally’s One Month Party
Dinner At Tropika
Do People Respect Copyright Anymore?
Who Are All You People?
Beautiful Women Are Traffic Magnets
I Guess I Touched Off A Nerve
Say Hello To Sally Chow
A New Chow Family Member
A Little Rain Never Hurts A BBQ
We Hire Women Because They’re Easier To Control
Pre-Computex Bash
Dinner With VIA & S3
Checking Out The Estates
Dining At Le Crocodile
Life Without The Internet
Checking Out The Big W
Chillin’ With Good Friends
Tulip Town USA
A Day In The Life Of A Dot Com Mogul
Seafeast For Two
Foie Gras Is Good Grub
I Can’t Believe Lawyers Charges $500 To Do This
An Inside Look At TTZ
Proof That Girls Are Evil
What Is Customer Service?
The Wynn Garden Villa
The MGM Skylofts
2005 Year In Review
Paying To Cook My Own Dinner
Welcome To The New!


Get Your Geek On, Not!
I Can’t Go For That
Putting 2 SIM Cards In 1 Phone
Why I Come To Hong Kong
Smoking At The VIA Party
Superman The Escape
Invading The Austria Club
Crashing The Airshow
Doing The Grouse Grind

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