By Kevin Leland
Below is a copy of an email I’m sending out to just about everyone in my email address book. I’m not sending this out ‘bulk style’ in a spammy sorta-way. I plan to organize my email, and even include a personal note in each email as I send them out one at a time. Here is the bulk of it:
I’ve been working hard at trying to make a comeback since the 2007 Housing Market Crash in Rhode Island destroyed my contracting career. Here is an article I wrote in 2008 about that experience, that I know, caused many others to suffer:
That was one of my debut articles, as a content producer and Blogger. A large part of my comeback attempt, has been made online. I’ve always enjoyed writing, and I’ve been into computers since I wrote my first program, in Basic, on a Radio Shack TRS-80, back in 1982. I probably should have made computers my career instead of construction, but I’ve always liked outdoor physical labor, and making things that can be touched, climbed on or lived in. Wrong choice for the right reasons? The story of my life! Now it seems like a great option again, because it requires absolutely no capital.
The learning curve has been intense. Unlike the building trades, the computer industry advances so quickly, by the time you learn and begin to master one aspect, it changes, becomes obsolete, and then you need to learn it all over again. The course has been complete self study. The computer industry is great for that approach, so money I don’t have, doesn’t need to be put into tuition. Although, it has been a major investment of time. Now, I think I’ve learned enough to be dangerous…or at least effective -I was probably already dangerous before I embarked on this new career. 🙂
So here it is: I’ve created a Website, have gotten it to rank really well by Alexa, and it’s getting better everyday. I’ve learned what it takes to do the same for Web properties belonging to other people. A Website, or some form of online presence is a very important part of any business, big or small. The three aspects of a Website that work together to make your online presence a strong and dominant one are: content, ranking and design. Like contracting to build a house, building a Web presence is a team effort. I’ve made some good contacts while coming up through the ranks in this industry…while weeding out the bad ones. So, what I don’t do myself, I can sub out to very competent talent. Although, I take responsibility for the whole project, like I did as a general contractor for all those years.
Finally, if you are not in the market for a Website or content to fill it with in order to get it ranking, and would still like to support me, just because you know me, and doggone it, maybe you even like me, then all you need to do is this:
Click and drag the ‘Amazon Associate’ link, banner, flag, whatever you wanna call it, (it’s under my sig, at the bottom of this email) and drop it on your browser’s tool bar. Now, just click on it when you want to shop at Amazon.com, which I highly recommend you do, not just because Walmart sucks, but because you can get stuff at even lower prices, delivered right to your door, by someone who makes a living wage. The site knows I sent you, and I’ll get a little commish on what you buy there.
Click, drag and drop the Bangari banner, or click it, and bookmark the site, and come visit once in awhile, and see what stuff we are working on. It’s not ‘all business’ there. We blog about news, books, and human interest stuff. You are cordially invited to join our team, and try your hand at blogging and Internet content production. We’ll help you get started, and maybe even throw you some (low) paying gigs -so you can earn while you learn. We have paid $20 for 500 word articles on some projects. And, we’ll set you up as an Amazon associate too.
Fill out the form below. This basically gives Bangari permission to send you one email per week…no more! It will contain an interesting post, or a cool product to buy at Amazon.com. Your info will not be sold or given away to anyone else. I promise! Just put ‘Take me off your email list’ in the comments if you don’t want a weekly email.
Left-lick, hold and drag each banner to the top of your browser. It will make a little plus sign. Let go and it will drop on there. You will see a little ‘a’ in a circle for amazon, and a ‘W’ for Bangari’s wordpress site remaining there if you did it right.
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- Celibacy Writers Wanted (bangaricontentgallery.com)
- Joe and Carolyn Hillman: Massachusetts Cheese Farmers
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