• Memoir about Running a Weed Clearing Service in Kerala...

    Vaisakh Weed Clearing Service was a micro enterprises founded by me in 2011 to remove weeds and grass in plantations and agricultural lands on contract basis using a worker equipped with a Brushcutter machine by investing 75000 indian rupees.

  • How to run a roadside dosa business (and make it big).

    Interesting video explaining the math behind a roadside dosa business...

  • Munnar Holidays 2017

    Munnar hills you get the blessed presence of Maneesh Jayachandran , a visitor from plain lands. It is me At Rivulet resort, Pallivasal in last week of May. Photo taken on my mobile phone.Apologise for the terrible quality.The background shows river flowing near Rivulet resort.....

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Send Money to India using remit2india

Times of Money is a money transfer company belonging to the Times of India group.Remit2India is a secure way to transfer money to India from abroad.They have roped in citigroup for providing this service.NRIs around the world can benefit from this service.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fight Hairfall and Maintain your Hair

Losing hair is dreadful if you are a beauty conscious person.Dr Batras has got a holistic hair loss treatment.Dr Batra's has been a symbol of quality homeopathetic treatment.The company has been founded by Dr. Mukesh Batra.They now have about fifty five clinics in 25 cities all over india, Dubai and UK.In 2002 a survey was conducted by Americal Quality Assessors which is an american market research organization.Dr. Batras received a Customer Satisfaction Rate of 98% accordining to march 2003 audit.



I am using the Ayurvedic Hair Oil Neelibhringadi Coconut Oil to fight hairfall.The oil is kerala's secret and it's making is in the public domain.It helps hair to be black, remain dandruff free and strong.Many ayurveda pharma companies are selling the product.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Blogger - A Free Platform for Blogging

I am suggesting Blogger, a free blogging platform owned by Google.Let us learn about blogger.Have you decided upon a domain name or killer brand name for your blog?

Features & Things you should know about Blogger

  • You can find it at www.blogger.com .
  • Your blog is stored at the Storage Servers of Google free of cost.
  • Your blog is given a web address of http://yourblog.blogspot.com free of cost.
  • If you can buy a domain name from a domain registrar, you can use your own domain and your blog will be http://www.yourblogname.com/ .
  • Blogger is a key to the google adsense account you will be making shortly after creating and running your blog.
  • You can write unlimited number of blog posts and make unlimited number of blogs.
  • Your google username and password is used to signin in the Blogger.
  • Not much technical knowledge is needed to create your new blog post.
  • Blogger Blog network itself brings you referral visits.
  • You don't have to worry much on Search Engine Optimization.Google will do it to some extent in blogger.

Limitations

  • It might be blocked in China, Fiji, Iran, Pakisthan, Syrian Arabic Republic, Myanmar and Kazakhistan.
  • An individual page should be less than 1mb of size.
  • Maximum 5000 unique labels and 20 unique labels per post.You may label your posts like "Life, Work, Movies, Music etc".
  • A maximum of 100 team members can colloborate on a blog.
  • Photos uploaded will be limited by the related Picassa web album (1 GB).




Here are some pages you can read for now.

  1. Read what Ilane DeBare's take on blogging as a way to make money.
  2. Create your first blog on blogger by signing up to blogger.Here is a get started guide that could help you in your endeavour.
  3. How to Add your custom domain name bought from Dynadot domains to Blogger?
  4. How to Submit the sitemap of your blogger blog to Google Webmaster Tools?

Monday, July 5, 2010

Do you want to make money by blogging?

Maybe i should have published the topic of this blog couple of years back.Now that people are more interested in microblogging.I am writing this post for the people who have no idea of blogging or have never heard of Adsense.If you want to make money online, you have to work really hard.I have made assumptions that you have a PC/imac/Notebook/Macbook with internet connectivity.You are expecting your earnings from blogging to be a supplementary revenue stream and you are ready to sacrifice three to four hours a day for making this to work.

1. Making Money From Blogging is not very easy

You should be serious with your new endeavour.Set aside minimum 3 hours.Like all other things in life, blogging also is not for the lazy ones.

What is a Blog?

It is a webpage on the internet through which you communicate to your users.Ideally a blog is a platform used by users with no or little technical knowledge.They write articles called posts.These posts are displayed one after another.The crux is you write blogpost like you write a diary.You can communicate to any number of people through this blog.It is a powerful medium to communicate your propoganda to the world.

If you have a smart idea, which you want to share to the world.Ofcourse blogging is the platform on which you can do that.

2. You should write original (authentic) articles or blogposts

This is a must.You have to write killer articles that grabs the eyeballs and mind of the visitor.You should know that you are writing to a website visitor.A website visitor will always have less time to surf.So write to the post.Do not make him bored because he is a hopping creature.He would prefer to leave your site rather than read your boring article.

Plagiarism or content copying is the bad practice in blogging.Temptation can arise to make inexpensive content by copying.You got to know that it wont help you in your path to a popular blog with lots of visitors.

Why you should write original blog posts?

Google and other search engines are the entitites that brings web visitors to your website.They do not like plagiarism.Since search engine bots will be visiting the original content site also, they know that you copied.Ultimately they will send less visitors only.

3. Two tips are enough for now.............

Take actions...............


Look for name for your site and topics, issues you are going to write in the blog.If you are a telephone technician,you are a wanted man since you know some things about telephone and repairing them.You can write blogposts that contain useful information about repairing telephones.Similiarly if you are a paramedic, you can write about social issues in healthcare and community health.You can communicate to people about first aids and all....

Things to do....

Ok guys ......Once you decide on the topic........research for a domain name.Because a domain name is a must for your new blog.This is because if your domain name is a toplevel domain,your visitors can remember the domain.

You can always start with site.blogspot.com or site.wordpress.com but ultimately you should be shifting to site.com .If you got some way to pay online or through paypal, you can register your domain at Register.com.It costs about 10 dollars there.

Register.com Email Packages

For those in india,i do not prefer sify.com .Because i am using them and have user experience.Once i send them DD for registering a domain.It was back in 2007.They didn't do it.When i enquired, i was told that they have recieved the DD and they want some changes in the DD.Despite my repeated calls, they preferred to trash the DD and i lost my 350 rs then.I was not having a credit card then.So i was finding difficult to purchase online.My brother-in-law had a credit card.I requested him for the credit card so that i could buy online.He shared me the credit card number and i bought the domain.I sent him the cash by money order from a post office at trivandrum.Later this person (brother in law) was furious about sharing the credit card.I didn't knew that he was sharing the cc number unwillingly.He insulted me very much in this issue.The only purchase i made with his cc was Rs 350 worth sify domain.I repaid him the money on the same day itself.Still he was very furious and viewed me like a person trying to do something fraud.

So my advice is if you want to take a help from a person, you study him well.People are complex things.You wont learn much about them from the first impression.Never associate with crooked people.

Use Sify domains only you find it difficult to pay other domain registrars.I had some money in the paypal account when i started out.I didn't had a credit card that time.So what i did was i found a domain registrar who accepts paypal.It's name is dynadot hosting.They offer excellent service.Cost would be little higher than the others.You got to know that changing registrars is possible but have some headaches associated with it.Think well before choosing your domain.

This series will continue...............
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An update from Digital Tyke: Our Guest blogger Dr. Anish Kumar is getting married in September 2010.Hope he will share something about his marriage.