Stopwatch Program

I have been asked by several people if I can add a countdown facility to my stopwatch program. I am pleased to say I have now managed to integrate a countdown option into the program and I hope to release the new version in the not too distant future.

Being British

Being British is about driving a German car to an Irish pub for a Belgian beer, then travelling home, grabbing an Indian curry or a Turkish kebab on the way, to sit on Swedish furniture and watch American shows on a Japanese TV.

Only in Britain can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.

Only in Britain do supermarkets make sick people walk all the way to the back of the shop to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

Only in Britain do people order a double cheeseburger, large fries and a DIET coke.

Only in Britain do banks leave both doors open and chain the pens to the counters.

Only in Britain do we leave cars worth thousands of pounds on the drive and lock our junk away in the garage.

Only in Britain are there disabled parking places in front of a skating rink.

Earn $100 Bucks

Here's the rub. I'm a software author, not a marketing or advertising guy and clearly I haven't got a clue how to sign up members for my website.

I receive over 2,000 unique visitors to my software website every day. I have hundreds and hundreds of genuine testimonials from ordinary folks who reckon that my programs are really great. However, I am lucky if just one person a day signs up to be a lifetime member. Notice Lifetime, not monthly or yearly membership. I've tried the last two plus every idea I can possibly think of and the only one that gets any kind of result is Lifetime membership. So you can see that my conversion rate is a little on the poor side!! i.e. 1:2000. Or should I expect this, I don't know.

My offer is to any bright person who comes up with a sensible idea as to how I can market my membership plans. If I haven't tried an idea before and I like the sound of it, I will try out one per week, taken in order of the comments made here (if I get any...ha, ha). If that idea doubles my normal membership intake for the week, then $100 buckeroos is yours. Double, sounds a bit daunting but I would have thought I should be signing up more members than one a day, so surely 2 a day is not beyond the realms of possibility. Or am I living in dreamland and one a day is pretty good. Let me know.

How can you trust me to pay you $100 if your idea works? Well, you'll just have to. I'm an Englishman and the sort of guy that goes back into a shop if he realises he's been given too much change... you know the sort....stupid... yes that's me! Gullible, soft hearted are other labels that have been attributed to me, well the nicer ones anyway.

All you have to do is take a look at my website, www.greyolltwit.com , and tell me what I could do to sign up more members. Is my sign up too confusing, should I have all my plans on one page etc., I don't know...you tell me....pleeeeaaase.

Earn Extra Cash With Bloggerwave

I'm trying to make a reasonable living on the net with my software and other projects as explained in a previous post below. So I am always open to new ideas and one that's potentially an earner, is even more appealing. I recently came across Bloggerwave where you can earn cash by writing reviews for companies on their products or services. I enjoy writing, so thought I would give it a whirl.

The sign up was really easy and all was approved very quickly, which to be honest is a bit refreshing. They are, however, quite new, so the offers available are somewhat limited but the site and the concept looks set to grow and grow.

So if you have a blog, why not give Bloggerwave a try.

Free Links For Bloggers

I've just added a new Blogs links page to my software website Links section. I'm not a huge site but I do receive 2,000 unique visitors a day, have a Google Pagerank of 5 and am ranked in the top 340,000 websites on Alexa. So a free text link on my site could help your blog.

Visit here to request a free blog text link on Grey Olltwit Software.

Make Easy Money On The Net - Reality or Fantasy?

Sad to say, but in my experience it's a fantasy for most of us. There are a tiny minority who actually manage to make a pile but most of us barely scratch an existence, and many that boast of high incomes are usually lying to get you to part with your hard earned.

I've been 10 years on the net and can just about pay my rent and eat occasionally. It's taken me this long to build up my software website to receiving over 2,000 visitors a day. Did I hear you say "with that many visitors surely he should be raking it in"? I wish it were true but I've tried every type of remuneration from my software and finally ended up with a small one off membership fee for all of it, for life. Even then I'm lucky to get one new member a day out of 2,000.

My Bidvertiser Pittance
What about advertising? Well here again I have tried pretty much every type. Companies like Bidvertiser, Valueclick etc., have received thousands of free ad impressions from me and returned just a few cents. Google Adsense is the only one in my experience that is playing the game. I can earn at least the odd dollar or two from them with even as low as 50 impressions on some of my new sites. On my main site, I have managed to squeeze it up a few dollars to at least make the check come each month i.e. over the $100 dollar threshold. The answer seems to be to make literally thousands of pages, so the small amount of income you get from each, totals a half way decent amount and submitting to the search engines by hand yourself, for free, is the best way to increase traffic, in my opinion. My list of links to 90 search engines is now available here if that will help. Plus my little search engine submission helper, freeware program is nearly ready.

There are always plenty out there, ready to promise the earth and take your money, but then that's how some get to be members of the tiny minority I talked about earlier. I admit there is an even tinier minority who have worked hard to get where they are, with no doubt a bit of luck too, but I challenge the likes of Shoemoney and Mr.Chow to comment otherwise and say it is easy to make a huge pile, and if so, how.

My Block Text Replacer Program Is Now Freeware

Just to let you know that my Block Text Replacer program is now free for non members.
Please visit:
http://www.greyolltwit.com/btreplacer.html and click on the non members download link.


That's all for now.

Cheers,

Grey Olltwit

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