license validation

 Do you lock up your house when you leave town?

Imagine what would happen if you just left the front door wide open…

 

A recent question came up on a forum that was of particular interest to several members of that community and it is of interest here as well, it was the question of licensing and validation, how it effects the buyers of products that require daily and or even hourly validation of a products veracity, how can you make sure that your users are entitled to use your software?

Many felt that since they had spent money to be able to use a product that any interruption in the ability of that customer to use that product constituted, not only a failure of service on the vendors part but also a failure of the product to provide the value for which it was sold and for which the buyer paid for its use.

 

When you look at the situation in that light you cannot fail to appreciate the irony of the few causing trouble for the whole body of customers, the example being the few who may not have obtained the product lawfully causing the main body of customers to suffer with being denied access to products. So is there a balance between the rights of the product owners, to keep people who have not paid from using their products and the rights of those customers who should rightly have unfettered access to their products at all times? 

The answer may not be as easy said as it is done, for many reasons, however, one might thing that the needs of the many would outweigh the needs of the few. Of course without paying customers what would you have?

When you consider the risk of the alienation of your customers by deny access to products that customer had purchased, could cause a serious bank account issue, you have to consider the needs of the customer first and foremost. Which is an interesting thing to observe in many companies which apparently take the opposite approach and would rather deny access to everyone and thus effectively fail the very people that are providing your revenue, which in the old days, would have been called biting the hand that feeds you. Which any sane individual would have seen as the most truthful thing ever.

Yet, that is not what we have seen over the course of the last year in stead we have seen the value of the customer consistently denied in favor of the needs of the few. This makes no business sense at all, yet many large corporations are in fact doing just that, without regard to what customer think, say or do.

Perhaps when revenue begins to decline and everyone that can be blamed has been blamed, and still no solution has been found, perhaps they will see what this post is all about and then collectively attempt to assuage the guilt of failure with apology, however at that time I rather suspect that once the fox is allowed in the hen house, the damage has been done, it is only though the insight of foresight, that a true solution to the problem can be obtained. Consider the customer first.,

 

 


buying software online

 

 How do you know you can trust that you will be getting real software

There are many different places online where they offer you a discount for buying software, however very often you may not be getting what you think you are getting here are a few things to watch out for when considering buying software online.  

buying software on ebay can be a risky thing, so make sure you understand some of the things you may want to know about a software vendor.

  1. Version what version are you getting is it a full version or is it an educational version, is it an upgrade?
  2. Watch out for tricks that some vendors may try to play on you.
  3. beware of ebay sellers with little or no feedback…
  4. check out a vendors previous auctions and feedback.
  5. Google that vendor to see if there have been complaints in the past.
  6. Avoid vendors that offer to sell you a deep discounted software program, (it might be counterfeit)
  7. Send them an email, if they reply and answer your questions, (all of them) then you will know more about them.

The bottom line is that if you are not careful you could end up spending money on software and getting nothing in return be fully aware of a websites policies concerning selling and how vendors work in that company. Some companies will tell you in the fine print that they do not cover you if a vendor has no feedback or they have less feedback this is not a good thing and if you find a company like that the best thing to do is to avoid them entirely. Take for example, Ebay.com here is an auction for software that is very popular, try out our process, check the vendor out, see what their feedback is, find out if they have complaints, and contact them to see if they reply to your questions about the auction items. 

 

 

 


Choosing Tools

The right tool for the right job.

That is the one thing my Father always talked about most of the time it was when we were using the wrong tool to try to get a difficult task done.

When you think about it, if you try to use the wrong tool to do a job you often end up with a situation where nothing goes right, you end up spending so much of your valuable time trying to finish the job that you loose sight of the bigger problem trying to solve a smaller one.

One of the most important things you can do is to choose the right tool for the right job. Dad always said that and for many years I never learned that lesson, but years later, I can still hear that adage in my mind. In blogging, using the correct blog software tools can help you manage the goings-on of your blog. When it comes to publishing your blog content, there are two kinds of blog software tools that you can use, such as: the server-based tools and the client-based tools. Both of them have their own advantages and disadvantages and it is up to you to choose the one that is right for your blog.

There are a lot of tools to  the best software tools Google is a good place but you also need to have some feedback from users.

 

Client-based Tools One of the two blog software tools that you can choose from is the client-based tools. These tools’ purpose is to aid you with publishing your blog and they are normally installed on your computer and also run from there. Additionally, client-based tools are also categorized as small blogs that are able to run from your hard drive. Client-based tools also have text editors that allow you to perform word processing applications from your own computer. Thus, a text blog editor enables you to create and publish your own content at the comfort of your own desktop. Obviously, the first advantage of using client-based tools, like the text editor, is convenience. Most bloggers choose to publish their work with a desktop tool rather than a Web browser, which entails logging into the blog software’s control panel and accessing the Web-based text editor. Additionally, client-based tools can be managed either locally or remotely.

There are several different kinds of software tools like configuration tools  and software products that help the user do their job faster.

More so, the content of your blog can also be managed locally by saving drafts to a local computer. These can be very beneficial to those with limited Internet connection since accessing and managing the content of your blog remotely and locally can be done without the need of being connected to the Internet. Lastly, you can manage multiple blogs through the use of client-based tools. If by any chance you are publishing more than one blog, it might be easier if you consider using a blog editor. The blog editor can be easily configured to manage all your blogs. You only have to enter the same information that you use to log in into your server tool combined with the particular kind of server software you are using and the blog editor can save that information in its configuration. The Server-based Tools Another kind of blog software tool that you can choose from is the server-based tools. There are two varieties of such tools: blog hosting service provider tools and server-based publishing tools. The first variety is automatically provided by your blog hosting service provider. Hosted blog software tools are very easy to use and you do not have to install any software or manage any configuration too difficult to comprehend.

software engineering tools can help you get your job done faster and under budget.

These kinds of tools can help you focus on publishing your content. With the use of hosted software tools, you are also provided with an assortment of design templates. These can help you in choosing the desired layout that suits your blog. More so, the layouts can be easily customized, including the fonts, columns, colors, etc.

What you want when you want it, On the other hand, publishing tools you install on the server has the advantage of giving you the level of customization and control you need over the configuration settings. Through the use of these kinds of server-based tools, you can decide how much storage space you allocate, extend the features of your blog through plug-ins or add-ins and make custom layouts and pages.

configuration tools

There is a lot to be said for automation and configuration tools can really help you in that area.


software marketing

There is a new concept that involves software marketing inside software, it is really something that has been around for a while, however, with the latest methods of technology and tracking you can now reach out to more consumers and actually get paid to do it.

Software marketing is much like the traditional approach to marketing only with a twist, there are also a lot of really interesting software ideas like software marketing plans that can help you determine how to reach your intended audience. 

software marketing ideas can be very inventive from providing help and support to on location training.

Traditional marketing involves advertising as the only means to reach out to the consumer, it is effective in fact it is still the most often used method of advertising. The thing is times they are changing as the popular adage goes. We are in a time and place technology where you can develop more effective advertising by providing value to the end user or in this case the consumer.

For some the idea that affiliate marketing is dead was a big story, however the truth may be more interesting than you ever thought it might be. Affiliate marketing is the method by which you reach out to a consumer on behalf of a vendor or seller. When you successfully do that, you can collect a commission, much like salesman of the past, affiliate marketers can make use of many different methods of reaching out to that client. Providing value is a subject of great interest since google has begun its fight back against Bing as a search engine that provides value to the consumers who use it. In a series of well known commercials bing identifies a weakness concerning google and its search results.


wordpress repost

Creating unique updated content, is a great thing, )

Reposting is a method it is a mean and it is an opportunity.

PHP based plugins for wordpress

The reposting plugin will save you time and money and on top of that it will save you space on your server. Visit our website, Check out what we can offer you, by following our quick and easy instructions you too can have and use a great resource for all that PLR that is just sitting on your hard drive. So what is reposting and how can it help your wordpress website? Well simple, first you need to learn “the Method” and once you do that you can then use the plugin. So what is the method? Why not read it for your self, here is a primer. First lets talk a little about the process of how Search Engines work and how they are designed to bring content to the internet. The Process is the same just about everywhere,  most all search engines use a variant of an automatic information gathering device, sometimes called spiders or robots, these little amazing creatures are smarter than they used to be in fact they have learned a great deal about how to operate on the internet, and many people make the mistake of thinking that these robots are stupid, they are far from stupid, in fact they will even let you think that they are stupid, all the while snickering behind your back calling you names, but lets focus on one thing here, spiders and robots, are limited by the size that they can contain, the information they can hold limits them to a certain segment of data, however that too is changing. ??So, now that you know a little about how this process works, the main thing you should realize is that this process is constantly changing, make no mistake about it, the Search Engines, are a business they operate as such and they have to in order to bring content to millions of people all over the world, it takes money to provide this service and the Search Engines have to make money or else they would not be able to provide the service they do. ??The Method involves walking a tight rope between what the search engines allow and what they do not allow, making a mistake intentionally or accidentally usually ends up the same, with your website paying a penalty, this penalty is assessed against your website by the search engines, we have nothing to do with that process, we simply mention it here so that you are aware of the process and how it can effect you if you choose to do things that make the spiders mad. Simply put, just keep your website between the ditches of the internet super highway and you will be ok, honesty is really the best policy.


Securing Your Business Internet Security

Why it is so hard for the older generation to fit into the technology world.

 

Do you live in the electronic age or the computer age?

Can you operate a remote control?

Seriously, some people seem to be able to figure out those little devices so easily while others struggle. For many Business owners, the world of Security is usually a title held by a young man or woman, in IT. This can be a real problem in small business.

Knowledge is the most powerful tool you can give your business.

Today, businesses are taking advantage of the Internet to market and sell their products and services. It is now considered a necessity for businesses to integrate the Internet in their operations in order to effectively compete with other businesses and become the best. The problem with so many small business owners these days is that they just do not understand technology and they do not want people to know they may not be as up on current technology as the next person in line after all they are the boss, they own the business.

This is dangerous because it is pride plain and simple, and you know what happens, when you put pride first, yep that is right it comes before a Fall. These days you had better put your pride behind you because if your not careful your competitor down the road can take your business by just providing extra value to his or her customers. The Internet offers many advantages in your business. It will provide a wider range of potential clients and it also provides a great way to advertise your products and services. Integrating the Internet in your business will mean increased profits and decreased cost in overall advertising. It will also provide you with more potential customers worldwide.

However, the Internet also has its disadvantages.

Because more and more people are spending their money in the Internet by purchasing products and services, they will also leave traces of their financial and personal information in their computers. Because of this, there are quite a number of people who are also taking advantage of the Internet to steal from other people. Your business will also be vulnerable to this kind of crime. Although the Internet exposes your company to the world in order to make more money, it will also expose your online business to people and software that aims on destroying your business or steal money from it.

This is why it is important for you to get an internet security program for your online business in order to protect you and your company from malicious software and also from people who will want to gain access to your company’s secrets and use it to steal from you. Today, there are quite a few numbers of Internet security programs that you can take advantage of in order to protect your business computers from ad-ware, spyware, spam and phishing emails, and also protect your business from hackers.

However, some of the Internet security software available are too weak and can only provide minimum security for your computers. This is why you should look for an Internet security software program that can effectively protect your computer from malicious software circulating the Internet today. You should consider purchasing an Internet security software program that is designed specifically for online businesses. There are quite a few companies that offer great security for computers. Here are the things you should look for in an Internet security program that you should install in your computer:

• AntiVirus Programs – Since there are quite a lot of viruses circulating the internet today, you should look for an internet security program that offers maximum protection against computer viruses. It should also contain upgradeable virus definition features in order to help your computer fight new computer viruses popping out in the Internet everyday.

• AntiSpam Software – Phishing and spam emails are very dangerous. A good internet security program should have an antispam software to automatically detect spam and phishing emails and protect your computer from people who wants to take advantage of your online business.

• Website Lock Features – Since your employees may have the urge to download things in the Internet, your Internet security program should provide a website lock feature to prevent your employees from wandering around the Internet and accidentally download files with malicious programs.

• Anti Adware and Spyware – Ad-ware and spyware can be annoying popup ads. When you accidentally click on the popup ad, you will automatically install a spyware program. This program is like surveillance equipment that reports to the person who designed the program about the activities you do in your computer. More importantly there are some serious considerations you should think about when allowing employees to access the internet…

These are some of the things you should look for in an Internet security program. With this, you can be sure that your online business will be secured from hackers, identity thieves, viruses and other malicious software.


Social Development in Business

The list of social networks and online social network companies is growing every day, bebo, ning, social engine, friendster,

Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, the list could go on for a long time. Many people wonder why they do not have the success that they want in business. The answer may be less about luck and chance than you may have previously considered.

There are a lot of business opportunities out there however which ones are the best and how do you know they are effective.

  Most of the time, the reason will be right under their nose; they are just unable to see it. The first thing that someone who is not successful in business should ask is, “Am I successful in my personal life and relationships?” If the answer is no, then you now have your answer as to why you are not successful in business. You cannot have a successful career if you do not have adequate personal and social development.

The business world is not your entire life, as much as it may seem to be. Your career is but one aspect of your life that also includes friends, family, and personal needs and issues. The only way to have success in your career is by having success in personal and social development. A balance must be struck. True success cannot be had in one area of your life and not another.

This is how personal development, social development, and business development are all linked together. Personal development is about how you handle your life, thoughts, feelings, emotions, and reactions. Personal development techniques include goal setting, changing to a positive mind set, and learning to deal with all situations in a positive manner.

These skills will transfer to the workplace in business development. Without goal setting, time management skills, and positive thinking, a successful career is not possible. Social development is about how you deal with other people. Obviously, people skills and social development are necessary for business development and a successful career.

How you interact with your co-workers, your boss, and your customers, clients, or prospects is just as important as your actual work performance. Social development skills include situation management, stress management, problem solving, dispute resolution, and communication skills. Without proper social development, you cannot have a successful career. Besides helping with your business development, personal and social development will help you to realize how successful you truly are in your career. Through personal development skills such as time management and organization, you will be able to better manage your finances and household. This will allow you to better see and enjoy the fruits of your labors.

Social development will also help you realize your success as you develop stronger relationships with your friends and family, and gain more support from these groups than you ever have before through improved communication skills. There are some obstacles to personal and social development, just as there are obstacles to business development. But all in all, by developing your personal, social, and business skills, one will undoubtedly resolve the others. For example, if your business development is hindered by a lack of support, working on social development skills like communication can gain you the support you need from friends and family. If you have trouble developing social skills due to hindrance by past events or criticisms, then you can focus on personal development by changing your mind set. Overall, happiness and success in all areas of your life are dependent upon a balance between personal and social development.

Whether your ultimate goal is to become a successful professional or an efficient housewife, personal and social development will work for you to help you realize your goals and become successful in every aspect of your life.


affiliate amazon

Companys like linkshare, and even google affiliate, are great opportunities to make a little spare change and if your really good you can create a decent part time income, but can you really make big money selling affiliate products?

 

The answer is yes you can but it does take some work when dealing with millions of affiliates out there you have to be better than your competition.

Affiliate marketing programs has never been as popular before as it is today. 

Why? 

here can be a number of reasons. 

The most probable reason, however, could be the fact that the benefits of affiliate marketing have become clearer to a lot of people now than they were before.

Today, both the merchants and the affiliates can see clearly that affiliate marketing can work for both of them.  The merchant sees affiliate marketing today as the chance to advertise their products at a lower cost.  The affiliates, on the other hand, sees affiliate marketing as an easy way of earning profits online by doing what they like most, and that is by creating websites.

Just as the popularity of affiliate marketing has shifted into greater heights, so has the people’s outlook about it changed.  No longer is affiliate marketing considered today as an alternative method for the merchant to advertise his products, or as a source of additional income for the affiliates. 

For merchants and affiliates alike, affiliate marketing is now considered as a main source of profits and revenues.

So the question now is what type of affiliate marketing will work best for you?  Are all affiliate marketing programs the same?  Are the benefits the same?  Or are there affiliate marketing programs that work better than the others?

There are actually different types or classes of affiliate marketing, and the number of types will depend on how one will classify them.  The most basic affiliate marketing programs, however, falls under two categories: pay-per-click (PPC), and pay-per-performance (PPP).

Pay Per Click (PPC)

PPC is the most popular type of affiliate marketing for affiliates with small websites, and probably the easiest way for them to earn money.  In this affiliate marketing type, the merchant pays his affiliate whenever a visitor is referred to his site, that is whenever someone clicks through the merchant’s banner or text ads.  The affiliate gets paid a certain amount even if the visitor he referred does not purchase anything from the merchant’s site.  However, typical fees for PPC affiliate programs are small, usually not exceeding a dollar for every click.

Pay Per Performance (PPP)

PPP affiliate marketing is the most popular among merchant and is also the most lucrative type for the affiliates.  In this type of affiliate program, the merchant only pays the affiliate whenever his referral translates into an auction that is whenever the visitor he has referred actually buys something from the merchant’s site or when the visitor becomes a lead.  This means a lot of savings for the merchant.  On the other hand, it becomes the most lucrative type for the dedicated affiliate, for commissions in PPP affiliate marketing usually comes in the range of 15% to 20% of the actual product sales.

Pay-per-performance affiliate marketing can be further classified into two popular types: pay-per-sales (PPS) and pay-per-lead (PPL).

 Pay Per Sale (PPS)

In a pay-per-sale type of affiliate marketing, the merchants pay the affiliate a certain fee whenever the visitor he has referred to the merchant’s site actually buys something from the merchant’s site.  Affiliates are often paid on commission basis, although other merchants would opt to pay a fixed fee.  But no matter what the basis of the fee is, it is generally higher than the fee paid to affiliates in a pay-per-click affiliate program.

Pay Per Lead (PPL)

The pay-per-lead type of affiliate marketing is a slight variation of the PPS type and is often used by insurance and finance companies and other companies who rely on leads for their company to grow.  In this type of affiliate marketing, the affiliate is paid whenever the visitor he referred to the merchant’s site fills up an application form or any similar form related to the business of the company.  Compensation for this type of affiliate marketing is based on a fixed fee whose rates approximate that of the fixed fee in the PPS type.

Aside from these three specific types of affiliate marketing, a lot of other affiliate marketing types exist.  If the classification is based on the depth of the affiliate network, it can be classified as single-tier, two-tier, and multi-tier affiliate marketing.  There is also another type of affiliate marketing that pays the affiliate each time the customer he has referred purchases something from the merchant’s site.

Single-Tier, Two-Tier, and Multi-Tier Affiliate Marketing

These types of affiliate marketing are based on the different levels or tiers in the affiliate network by which payments are made.  In a single-tier affiliate marketing program, the affiliates are only paid based on the direct sales or traffic he has referred to the merchant.  All the previously mentioned affiliate marketing types (i.e. PPS< PPL, and PPC) fall under the single-tier classification.  In two-tier affiliate marketing programs, the affiliate is not only paid for the direct traffic or sales that he refers to the merchant’s site, but also on every traffic or sales referred by various other affiliates who joined the affiliate program through his recommendation.  Multi-tier affiliate marketing works the same way, although the affiliate gets additional commission for a wider number of affiliates in different tiers in the affiliate network. Residual Income Affiliate Marketing In residual income affiliate marketing, the affiliate gets paid not only once for every customer he has referred to the merchant’s site.  Rather, the affiliate is also paid whenever the customer he has referred returns to the site and purchase another product.  Compensation for such type of affiliate marketing is based on either sales percentage commission or fixed fee basis. The different affiliate marketing types would virtually work differently for merchants and affiliates alike, and each would generally have their own list of benefits.  Which type of affiliate marketing will work best for you?  It is not really for me to tell.  Rather, it is for you to choose which type of affiliate marketing program will suit your needs and characteristics best.
 


What Is Software?

The term software has transformed the lives of everyone in the world in one way or another.

All our activities are influenced by software and related applications.

What we do and how we do it, can be traced to software, almost every thing, is covered, from the generation of your electric bill to your child’s report card, yes, even that, requires software.

Mobile phones, hi-tech watches and music player are some of the most common software driven gadgets.
Software is that part of a system that consists of encoded information or instructions while the hardware is used to store and process the information.

In the computer Running software is usually fairly easy.

It is loaded into RAM (random access memory) and it is then executed in the central processing unit (CPU). You can understand it as a basic relationship between a hardware and software. Software is an ordered sequence of instructions that is used to change the state of the computer hardware. The language of software is a matter of great interest because it is regulated by high-level programming languages.

To understand the software applications completely, it is necessary to know the types of software.

System software helps in the running of the computer hardware and computer software. You can buy this complete package from the market that includes operating systems, device drivers, diagnostic tools, servers, window systems and utilities. If you are a programmer then Programming software is a complete tool that you can use in writing computer programs using different programming languages. This package includes text editors, compilers, interpreters, linkers and debuggers. A major contribution in the field of software comes through Application software. They are a different kind of application software in domestic space. It includes industrial automation, business software, educational software, medical software, computer games and database.

There are many aspects of software and the depth of software and its applications can be intensely deep, Platform software and user written software are the two main integrations of software.

Platform software is a combination of basic input-output system, device drivers, and operating system while some of the user written software is spreadsheet templates, word processor macros, scientific simulations and graphic and animation scripts.

Shareware and freeware are two more concepts which allow the marketing of software, shareware is a trial version (demo) of any application that is made available in the market in advance so that you can have a look at the features and function before the final purchase. Though shareware is not for free, it is available at a very low price. Freeware is the computer software that is made available to the consumers, free of charge.

The Software industry is still young and it definitely still one of the most profitable methods of marketing online, it helps you save time and money by making your job easier, that is what software can do for you and your company.


WordPress

Standalone or Freestanding…

How to design the right software for the right job. What kind of software should you have running your website, because it is no longer enough to just have a website you need programming and you need software to make your website stand out in the crowd.

WordPress is a CMS or Content Management System. Find out what you are missing in your wordpress content, because what you do not know about using wordpress websites will hurt you.

 What if you could have both at the same time.

It was created to make it easier for the every day person to create content and to publish that content to the internet, it did not matter if you were a seasoned publisher or if you were just an average Joe or Jane publisher, you could setup and publish a website using wordpress. WordPress is considered by many to be the most popular publishing system out there and deservedly so. This is why this website is a wordpress website, you can skin it, (like decorating a home) with what they call themes, which apply through out a website often with the ease of a few mouse clicks. Google appears to really like wordpress websites, so that is another plus for using this CMS system. However, when you look under the hood of wordpress you may not really understand what you are seeing, like a complicated super charged race car, most people would be very impressed but understand little about how it worked.

The great thing is that like TV, you do not have to understand it to use it. WordPress can be used as many different things, part of how versatile it is depends on one part of the system called plug ins. This involves the use of programming, most often PHP, but it can be a combination of technologies, the nature of plugins can be used to adapt a wordpress website and instantly turn it into something very powerful. It can also be used for both good and bad, so beware of some of the free plugins, out there, not that we mean to scare you but not all plugin developers are the good guys, but you already knew that were just reminding you that if you walk down a blind alley, at midnight, you might be mugged.

 

Ok now that you have been warned, lets proceed to the next part.

Plugins are a great way to gain powerful features without having to understand how they work the down side is that you have little or no control over what they do, so you do have to be careful how you use them. There are literally thousands and thousands of plugins out there, many work just fine but many more do not. It is common to find that some plugins do not behave correctly, they might have a conflict with other plugins.

I know it is confusing, but if you think of it this way, the parent is wordpress and the children are plugins, often children may not always get along with the other children, they may fight, they may get angry with each other and do things that may cause you grief as the parent or the website operator. Now you would not just throw out the baby with the bath water, at least most of us would not do that, however you may at some point have to consider the value of a particular plugin if it does not play well with the other more valuable plugins. We have been using and developing plugins for a long time now and we are still learning every day something different about how they work, that is the way of change, and change is what wordpress is all about. The day something stops changing, (growing as a product) is the day that it begins to decline.

So the important thing here is that wordpress continues to evolve and part of that evolution is in developing software to use with wordpress websites, this is what we want to do, to provide you the public with plugins that make your life easier, since wordpress by itself is great, we thought that making it even better would be a lot of fun, this is why we started creating wordpress websites like this plugin related website. Over the next few weeks we will be releasing our well tested plugins, we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.