Monday, August 31, 2015

How to Delete a MediaFire Account (6 Steps)

Go to the 'MediaFire' home page (See Resources).
Click the 'Login' link located at the upper-right corner of the website.
Enter your email address and password and click the 'Login to MediaFire' button.
Click the 'My Account' tab.
Select the 'Account and Billing' option.
Click the 'Cancel' link. You will continue to have access to your MediaPro account until the end of the current monthly subscription period. After your current monthly period ends, your MediaPro account will automatically delete from the MediaFire system.
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How to Modify a XenServer Template

Click the 'Start' button in Windows and select the 'Run' option. Type in 'cmd' without the quotation marks to open the command line window.
Type in 'xe template-list name-label=[Name of Template] params=memory-static-max,recommendations' at the command line prompt. Press the 'Enter' key to determine the current maximum memory allowed for a template.
Note the value of the 'max' parameter in the screen output.
Type in 'xe template-param-set uuid=[UUID of Selected Template> memory-static-max=
Type in 'xe template-list name-label=[Name of Selected Template] params=memory-static-max,recommendations' at the command line prompt. Press the 'Enter' key to print the parameters of the modified XenServer template.
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How to Protect a Website From Malware (10 Steps)

Change the main website password (also known as the web hosting plan password) once a month. Use a combination of numbers, letters and symbols to form a secure password that is hard to guess or crack through hacking programs. For example, the password 'N3409Fn29aa' is harder to guess than 'sunshine29,'
Log in to each PHP script installed and in use (guestbook, blog, mailing list) and change their administrator passwords. Form difficult administrator password for each script that you're using on the website.
Update all scripts that are in use and are planned to be parts of the website in the future. Upgrade to latest available and stable versions by downloading them from the developers' websites. Update any security patches available through the developer. Outdated PHP scripts have insecure coding and are often hacked and injected with malware code.
Remove any scripts that are outdated and no longer in use. Delete the files off the web server or follow uninstall directions if available through your website's control panel.
Disable global directives and variables (which can be used to gain access to administrator panels and inject malware code) from your web hosting account. Alter the '.htaccess' file to secure the website and protect it from this common malice.
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How to Host Pictures for EBay Auctions Using Photobucket

Register for an account at Photobucket. Photobucket is a free picture hosting site.
Click on Albums + Uploads on the left side of the page.
Choose 'Add More' if you have more then 3 pictures to upload.
Use the 'Browse' button next to each field to select the pictures from your computer hard drive that you want to put into your eBay auction.
Upload you pictures to Photobucket by clicking on the 'Upload' button after your pictures are selected.
Copy the HTML tag onto your clipboard. The HTML tag is found in the third field underneath each picture in your Photobucket album.
Paste the HTML tag from your clipboard into your eBay auction description.
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How to Use Godaddy for Web Hosting

Determine what you plan to use your Web site for. GoDaddy hosts small business and personal Web sites. Visit the GoDaddy 'Hosting Plans' Web page to view your options (see Resources below).
Decide how much storage and transfer capacity you need as well as how much you're willing to pay. Your storage and transfer needs will be dictated by how large your Web site will be and how much traffic you expect to get. You will also need to decide whether you will be using a Linux or Windows platform for your site.
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How to Convert Domain Names to IP

Access the command prompt on your computer. In Windows, click on the 'Start' button, select 'Run,' type in 'cmd' (without the quotes) and press 'OK.'
Type 'ping' (without the quotes) in the command line. Replace 'thedomainname' to the domain name that you wish to convert into an IP.
Press 'Enter.' The IP of the domain name will be displayed on your screen.
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How to Not be Awkward at a Party

When I moved by myself to a new city, I wanted very badly to meet people and resume a normal social life. Normally outgoing and easy to make friends, I found myself a hermit for basically a year until a co-worker from another office across town invited me to a party. Boy, was it awkward for me to get back into the swing of things and reconnect with my old self - the one who knew how to have fun at any party!
One important thing to do when feeling awkward at a party is to assume a role or take on a job. A great way that I have found to feel like you're blending right in is to show up a little early (make sure it's ok with the host or hostess first) and help them with food, decorations, etc. This not only helps the person hosting the party, but it also ensures that you will be introduced to people one-by-one as they enter Way better than showing up late when everyone is already there and the party is in full swing!
Can't show up early? You can still assume a job no matter what time you get there. Help the host with serving drinks, help make cocktails, or take the birthday card around for everyone to sign. Keep your eyes open and you will see a role that needs to be filled! This is a great way to mingle and meet people, and you won't feel awkward doing it since you have a purpose.
Obviously you know someone at the party (at least a little), or else you wouldn't be there. Be bold and ask your acquiantance to introduce you to some of his or her friends. Even if you just meet them in passing at first, you can take note of who seemed friendly or who you had something in common with, and go back and visit them later.
Go with an open mind. Parties are for fun and mingling, so don't be a wallflower! If your connection at the party is busy, be outgoing and introduce yourself to people. Even if you feel like you have nothing to say, you can just open with, 'Hi, I'm _____. Great party! How do you know (host/hostess)?' and go from there.
Parties don't have to be intimidating! Have fun and go with a goal of meeting at least one new person that you will hang out with in the future/network with in the business world/play tennis with, etc.
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How to Publish your Podcast on iTunes (8 Steps)

Locate your podcast's RSS feed address. An RSS feed is an XML file that contains information about your podcast and the addresses of each individual podcast file. Consult your hosting provider's documentation for information on locating your podcast's RSS feed.
Click the 'Advanced' menu in iTunes and select 'Subscribe to Podcast.'
Type, or copy and paste, your podcast's feed address into the Subscribe to Podcast box and click 'OK.'
Verify a page for your podcast appears in iTunes and attempt to play an episode of your podcast. Apple declines podcasts with technical problems that don't appear in iTunes. If the podcast's page doesn't appear, your podcast's feed isn't compatible with iTunes. Contact your hosting provider with information about the problem.
Click 'iTunes Store' at the left side of the iTunes window and click 'Podcasts' at the top of the page that appears.
Click 'Publish a Podcast' at the right side of the Podcasts page on the iTunes Store page.
Type, or copy and paste, your podcast's feed address into the box on the Publish a Podcast page and press Enter.
Log in with your iTunes account's username and password.
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How to Draft an Invitation Letter for a Promotion Party

Open with a salutation that greets the recipient in the same way you would address him in person, such as 'Dear Mr. Jones' or 'Dear Bill.'
Explain that you would like to invite the recipient to attend a party you are hosting in celebration of a promotion. If you are throwing the party on behalf of the individual who received the promotion, mention his or her name here so the recipient understands who the guest of honor is.
Write the date and time of the promotion party, and explain whether it will be formal or informal. Include any special instructions, such as whether black tie is optional or if the guests may bring anything, such as drinks or desserts.
Thank the recipient for her time and indicate if there is an RSVP card enclosed, or how she may reach you to let you know whether she will be attending. End with a closing, such as 'Best wishes,' then sign your name.
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How to Check Ping in 'Minecraft' (7 Steps)

Press 'Windows-X' to open the power user menu, and select 'Command Prompt' from the list. Pinging a server doesn't require administrator access, so you can ping Minecraft servers from any user account on your computer.
Use the ping command, followed by the server's address. An example would look like this:ping example.minecraftserver.comThe ping may take a second or two to complete, at which point the screen will display several reply results from the ping test.
Look for the average time; it should be the last piece of information displayed on the screen. The average represents the most likely ping time for your server latency, measured in milliseconds. While it may not be reflective of your exact latency at any given time while connected, it's a solid measure of what you can expect.
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How to Download an FTP Site (4 Steps)

Secure server space to host your website and collect content you would like to be posted on your site. Now you are ready to transfer your files from your computer to the Web server space via FTP. Download Filezilla from the Web. Filezilla is a free FTP program which is downloaded onto your computer for use in connecting your computer files to your chosen server or Web host. The FTP upload of files to your website is often referred to as the 'back end' of Web design, as you are working 'behind the scenes', so to speak.
Once you have downloaded the Filezilla program, open it on your computer. Enter the required information for the transfer, including your website host's Web address, the port being used for the transfer, the server type, your Web address for the new site, and your account information -- including your password -- for the server. You may need to refer to your own records and/or make contact with your server for some of this information. Once you have entered this information into Filezilla, hit Enter, and it will connect you to the server which will host your site.'>
Once connected to your server's site via Filezilla, you will see your computer's files on the left side of the screen and the website files on the right side. Right-click a cursor over the file on the left you want to transfer, and then drag it over to the right side area of the screen where the server files are, then take your finger off the cursor. Name the file/page by entering the file or page name into the box that appears. Hit enter, and you now have a page visible to the public posted onto your website.'>
Name each page or file that you transfer via FTP with name patterns, lest you lose track of what is where within your Web directory shell. Too many files without organization makes an unmanageable site. I name all photo files in my website's directory with the prefix of 'photo' so I know it is a photo file. For instance, I would use photobeach.jpg instead of beach.jpg. Eventually, this will give you neat sections of your web directory with groupings such as photos, banners, videos and documents.'>
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How to Organize a 5K Race (8 Steps)

Choose a name, date and location. These details are important in a race. Make sure the race name conveys the purpose of the race, and plan for a location and date that are accessible to participants.
Plot the running course. It's best to run the 5K course yourself to make sure any obstacles and unpleasant settings are kept to a minimum.
Plan an event budget. Everything, from the racers' numbers to the necessary electrical equipment, will cost money. Make a list of everything you'll need to create a realistic budget.
Get proper authorization from local police and traffic authorities to hold the race. Once authorization is obtained, you can ask the police or fire department for safety backup crews.
Find sponsors to help with the cost of the event and to possibly supply volunteers. Private businesses and local organizations may be looking for an event exactly like yours to sponsor, drumming up publicity for them and extra help for you.
Find volunteers. Contact family, friends, coworkers and anyone else to help you run your event. Make sure volunteers will be easily identifiable on the day of the race.
Publicize the event. Send press releases to local news organizations, create a website and send, post or pass out flyers. Focus on target audiences who will be interested in your charity or issue, and allow enough lead time before the race for participants to register.
On the day of the event, arrive early. Allow yourself time to make sure everything is in place and to snuff out any last-minute problems.
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How to Install Drupal On 1and1 Servers (23 Steps)

OVERVIEW: Before we get into any of the steps below, I am assuming that you are a web designer or programmer that has been looking for an open source content management platform, and decided to use Drupal. I am also assuming that you are hosting your website with 1and1 on a linux package. If both of these assumptions are correct, then proceed to step 2.
INTRO: Congratulations, you have chosen a really cool content management platform that keeps expanding and growing. I am still learning the system myself, but I wrote this article to help anyone who has run into the same install issues that I had when tring to load drupal onto my 1and1 server linux hosting package. I stress that you need to have a linux hosting package because you CAN NOT install drupal onto a 1and1 MS package. I have tried, and it does not work.
STEP 1: 1and1 Linux hosting package confirmation - Make sure that you have a 1and 1 linux hostig package. I recommend that you have at least a home package, but a business package will really be what you want to help expand the drupal system and to better manage your database. Check your 1and1 control panel settings to make sure you are set up correctly. You should have PHP support and a MySQL database option. If you are on the MS package, you will want to 'upgrade' your package to a Linux package. I had to do this with two of my accounts to get drupal to work.
STEP 2: Download Drupal files to your desktop - Go to the site and download the most recent drupal version. At the time of my writing this article, the most recent version is 6.10. Download this to your desktop first so that we can easily work with the files. You will notice that you got a tar.gz file downloaded to your desktop. (link in resources below)
STEP 3: Expand Drupal Files - Now we are going to unzip or expand the files. Since this is a tar.gz file, and not a zip file, I recommend that you download and use a program called 7-zip (an open source file archive program) instead of winzip or other popular programs to expand the files. 7-Zip is a great tool, it is free, and it handles archived files really well. Download this program, then unarchive the drupal files to your desktop. (link in resources below)
Great, now you should have a new drupal folder on your desktop with all of the items fully expanded. If you did it correctly, you will see the following folders contained inside your drupal folder: 'includes', 'misc', 'modules', 'profiles', 'scripts', 'sites', 'themes', and other files below. Many directions will tell you to make changes at this point, but I want to urge you to follow my instructions now to help you visual and check in real-time the changes you are making.
STEP 4: FTP drupal files to your web server - Now take all of these files and FTP them to the root of your website. This would be the www folder or the main directory of your site. For the 1and1 server package, it would be the following where you will see the '/' in your FTP client. I recommend that you drop the entire drupal folder into this directory to learn how to install the tool. Once you learn how to install the tool, you can later move all of the files out of the folder and drop them directly into your site's root structure. For this example, just call the folder 'drupal' - so for the purposes of this example and to help you install the program, you will be working with the following directory on your own server: 'www.yoursitenamehere/drupal'
STEP 5: Take a look at the drupal web install guide - The cool thing about drupal is that it has an install guide that you can access using a web browser. It helps you by giving you a checklist of things you need to correct, and it also allows you see that you have put the files onto your website server correctly. In this step, we are going to take a look at the web browser install tool, and proceed with configuring some files to get this to work correctly. If you followed my example, you can now open a web broswer and type in the following URL path to get to the installation of the drupal tool: www.yoursitenamehere/drupalIf you did as I specified, you should a screen that looks like the one attached. This will be the drupal online install guide, and it will immediately show us an error screen indicating that we need to configure our settings.
STEP 6: Disable 'register_globals' on 1and1 server - So as the error message says - we want to disable our 'register_globals' on our server. Doing this is very simple. For the 1and1 server package, to do this, we are going to need to create a file called php.ini and save it to the root structure of our drupal directory. Within this php.ini file we are going to place some code that disables the 'register_globals'. Now you may be wondering, how do I make a php.ini file? You can do it using dreamweaver, textpad, notepad, or any web editing tool you use. To keep this simple, I want you to do this using notepad.
STEP 7: Create a php.ini file - Open notepad or a basic text editor. Save this file to your desktop as php.ini (if it saves as a word file, that is fine, just change the name later to php.ini) copy and paste the following code into the file and save it to your desktop drupal folder:register_globals = false(see picture for reference) That is it!
STEP 8 FTP php.ini file to web server - Now take this file and FTP it to your web server in the root directory right into the drupal folder this means, drop it directly into the following location on your server - 'www.yoursitenamehere/drupal'. Once you do this, go back to your web brwser drupal install screen found here: www.yoursitenamehere/drupal, and refresh the screen. You should now see an error message that speaks to copying a setting.php file. It should look like the same message as the error image attached to this step. This is a common error message because as part of the drupal install process, we need to copy the setting.php file and change its permissions.
STEP 9: Create a 'settings.php' file - This is extremely easy to do and is part of the drupal install instructions that you can find on the drupal site. I will explain how to do it here however to keep you moving along smoothly. I do want to point out that you should use the FTP program 'Filezilla' for this step, as it allows you to change the CHMOD permissions on a file, where dreamweaver and other FTP programs do not. If you need to take a moment to install the free FTP program filezilla, please do that now using the link in the resource section below.
STEP 10: Create a 'settings.php' file - Going back to your local drupal desktop folder, find the folder called 'sites' and open it up. Inside you should see two more folders named 'all' and 'default'. Open up the folder named 'default'. You should now see a file named 'default.settings.php'. Simple copy the default.settings.php file resave it right into the 'default' folder along with the default.setting.php file. Since you can not have two files of the same name in the same folder, you are going to need to rename this new copied file as 'setting.php'. (see image for reference) and CHMOD it to 777, to make it readable (do this using filezilla if your FTP client does not allow permission changes)
STEP 11: FTP and CHMOD 777 'settings.php' file - Now we want to FTP this file over to your website server file directory into the 'default' folder in the 'sites' folder to go right along with the 'default.setting.php' file. So the path you will be using to FTP this file to your server if you are following the steps of this write-up is: www.yoursitenamehere/drupal/sites/defaultNow, I recommend that you use Filezilla to FTP this file, because we need to change the CHMOD (permissions) to 777. This makes this file readable and allows drupal to proceed with the installation on your server. Once you have connected to your web server using Filezilla, right click on the 'setting.php' file and change the 'file attributes' to 777. Then FTP this file to your server. I am assuming that you know how to use an FTP program, and if not, please see my link in the resources section to my article about how to use Filezilla.
STEP 12: Check drupal web install guide - Once you have uploaded this file to the server in the 'default' folder within the 'sites' folder of your websites root file directory, go back to the web browser drupal install view here: www.yoursitenamehere/drupal' and click refresh. If you did this install correctly, you should see a screen similar to the one attached to this step.
STEP 13: Increase PHP Memory - NOTE: please read the Drupal Database Configuration screen that you have in front of you now. There is a key element on here that we must address before we get into the actual database setup. In the yellow box, Drupal recommends that we increase our PHP mempory limit to 16M to help prevent errors. I HIGHLY recommend that at a minimum you increase the PHP memory to 16 MB, but it would not hurt to increase it to 32MB. To do this, we are going to go back to the 'php.ini' file that you created and add another line of code. Below the 'register_global' code you created, add the following:memory_limit = 36M (See image for example). Now FTP this new file back into your web file root folder and overwrite your old php.ini file and you should be done increasing the php memory. Go back to your drupal web broswer installation screen and refresh it, and you will now notice that the yellow box is gone, and we are left with the database configuration fields. (see image).
Excellent job so far! We are now at the fun and easy task of setting up a 1and1 MySQL database, and tieing it to the drupal program that we are installing. If you do not understand anything about MySQL databases, do not worry! This is easy to set up using the 1and1 control panel and we only have to change a few items in the drupal code to get everything to synch up. So lets get started creating our 1and1 database!
STEP 14: Create a 1and1 database for your account - Now we want to create a database in our 1and 1 control panel. Log into your 1and1 account using the customer login, and click on the MyAQL administration toolbar in the control panel. See image for reference.
STEP 15: Create a new database - Within the 1and1 MySQL admin tool, there is a button that says 'New Database'. Click this to get a screen that says MySQL Database Setup. You will be asked to give your database a name. Call it Drupal for now, select the version of MySQL to be 5.0, and then click 'setup'. You will get another screen that shows you your user name, password, host name, etc. Just click Finish. In about 30 minutes, you will have a new 1and1 database setup. When you have done all of these steps, and roughly 30 mintues have passed, you should see that your new database was created and you will also see that you have the following information for your new database:Database name: db#########Host name: db###.perfora.netUser name: dbo#########Password:
STEP 16a: Add the database info to your 'settings.php' file - There are actually two ways to do this step. Option A shown here is to use the drupal web install tool to enter in your database info. Option B outilined in the next step is the manual way to do this. I actually prefer to do the manual method in Option B, but you can do this either way. Here is option A: using the drupal web install guide at www.yoursitenamehere/drupalSimply enter in your site database name, database username, and database password into the basic option. Then open up the advanced options and enter in your site database host name. Then click save and continue at the bottom of the screen. (see image for reference)
STEP 16b: Add the database info to your 'settings.php' file - Here is option B: Manual processNow that you have created a database, and you have all the info needed for your database, we will need to manually add this info to the drupal 'settings.php' file that we created earlier and uploade to our web server. Doing this skips using the drupal web install guide. You might wonder why you want to do this. I have acutally had issues using the drupal web install guide during this step, so I do it manually, but try Option A if you are not comfortable doing this. To do Option B, simply open the 'settings.php' file again using the text editor, and change the following information:Search for $db_url =Change the line from this:$db_url = 'mysql://username:password@localhost/databasename';To this, using the info from step 15 above:$db_url = 'mysql://dbo#########:
****';Now save this document and FTP it to your server again using Filezilla as CHMOD 777.
STEP 17: Drupal Final Site Configuration - Congratulations! You are now on the last step of your drupal install on a 1and1 server. If you did all of the steps above correctly, drupal will finalize the install, and you will see the attached screen when you go to the drupal web install guide at : www.yoursitenamehere/drupal Now, just type in the last requirements that it asks you for and click save and continue. It will now take you to your new drupal site and you will be logged in as the admin. Now you can set up your drupal site anyway you like. I will try to write some more articles about how to set up yoru drupal site, but there is a lot to do for this, so you you should probably read the drupal forums on the site.
STEP 23: Finished.
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How to Create a New Account for a New Domain in WHM

Log into WHM. You will need your username and password.
Click the Create a New Account link from the Account Functions menu.
Enter the domain name into the Domain field, and the username into the UserName field. The UserName field will initially default to a name based on the domain you enter, but you may change it if you wish.
Enter a password into the Password field, and the disk quota into the Quota field. The Quota field, measured in MegaBytes, controls how much hard-disk space the new account is allotted.
Decide whether to allow CGI access, Shell access and FrontPage extensions, then check the respective boxes accordingly.
Decide on limits for the following boxes and enter values for each in the text field for each: Max FTP Accounts, Max Email Accounts, Max Email Lists, Max SQL Databases and Max Sub Domains.
Enter the maximum bandwidth for the account (in MegaBytes) into the Bandwidth Limit field.
Click 'Create.'
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How to Upload Videos Over 200 MB (3 Steps)

Navigate to the website on which you want to upload your video file that is over 200 MB in size. YouTube and Flickr both allow videos with file sizes of 200 MB, but you need to create a new account or use an existing account. To upload a video file of 200 MB to Flickr you need to purchase a Pro account; YouTube allows file sizes up to 2 GB. You can also visit free file hosting sites, such as YourFileLink to upload a video.
Click the link or button that allows you to upload the video. A dialog box will open asking you to select the video on your computer that you want to upload.
Choose the video that you want to upload in the dialog box. Once you have chosen the video, the upload process will start, and will complete in some time depending on your Internet speed and availability of free servers on the website on which you are uploading the video.
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How to Make Picture Banner With Clickable Link

Create a banner advertisement with the dimensions, images, and text you want with an online banner creation site (see Resources for suggested services).
Right-click on the finished banner ad image. Choose 'Save Image As' and save it to a memorable location on your computer.
Upload the image to your web host, or to a free image hosting service. (See References for free image hosting suggestions.) Make note of the URL of the uploaded image.
Insert the following code where you want the clickable banner to appear:<img' rel='nofollow' target='_blank'>"><img src='</a' rel='nofollow' target='_blank'>"></a>Replace '" with the URL you want the visitor to go to when they click on the banner.Replace '" with the URL of your banner ad image file.Make sure to leave the quotation marks ('') intact.
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How to Plan Family Meetings (9 Steps)

Set a time that works for everyone involved. A Sunday evening before the beginning of the new week is one possibility. Families normally have meetings each week or every other week. Family meetings shouldn’t run longer than about 45 minutes. If you have younger kids, it's a good idea to keep the first few meetings between 10 and 20 minutes, then gradually increase the time so they can get used to sitting through the meetings according to the article '10 Tips for Successful Family Meetings' on Colorado State University's website.
Choose a comfortable location for the meetings such as the dining or living room. It’s a good idea to have family meetings in the same location each week, but don’t shy away from picking a fun location away from home if you’ve had a tense week. A pizza place or ice cream parlor are easy, fun locations.
Plan the agenda for your meeting and keep it consistent. It might include sharing and coordinating schedules, complimenting each other, discussing and solving problems, a fun activity and information on the next family meeting.
Design and post a chart showing the agenda ahead of time so everyone knows what to expect. Keep the chart up as a reminder.
Discuss and write down rules before the meeting. Possible rules include everyone gets a chance to talk, no interrupting and no putting others down. At the first meeting you might also explain using “I” rather than “You” statements to avoid blaming others. For example, “I feel frustrated when you do x, y, z,” is better than saying, “You make me frustrated when you do x, y, z.”
Designate a leader for the first couple meetings, ideally a responsible adult family member. After that, it’s important to rotate the role so everyone feels they're involved. Adults can help younger family members who aren’t quite ready to lead on their own. Other roles you might consider are a secretary to keep notes and a time keeper to make sure the meetings run on time.
Plan activities to help younger children share their ideas. They might draw a picture of what they want to do or give something special to someone as a compliment.
Gather supplies for the meeting. A family calendar where you can make notes of weekly activities and family meetings, a list of activities, paper and a pen are all supplies to have handy.
Plan a fun activity for after the family meeting. This ensures the meeting ends on a good note and encourages more bonding.
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How to Create an Online Pawn Shop

Purchase a domain name for your online pawn shop. A domain name identifies your website and is the address people type into their web browser to reach your website. Choose a name that is easy to remember and spell. Online domain registrars typically charge from $2 to $14 per year or more as of 2010.
Purchase web hosting for your website. Because your online pawn shop should have a lot of images, you may have to pay more for your web hosting services. Web hosts are responsible for maintaining the servers that handle your content and the traffic to your website. Web hosts typically charge from $3 to over $100 per month as of 2010. TheSiteWizard website offers hints on how to select the appropriate web hosting service.
Determine the structure of your online pawn shop. One option is a system in which customers mail a product to you so you can sell the product online. You also may set up an escrow account from which funds are released to the customer only after the product is received. Avoid a system in which you may have to mail products back to your customers; that is costly.
Determine the appearance of your website. Sketch a design for your proposed website. Use word-processing software to write the welcome message, frequently asked questions and other content for your website. Ensure there are no spelling or grammatical errors.
Create your pawn shop website. Your website will be an e-commerce site where people can view items and add them to a virtual shopping cart to make purchase. Free or paid website templates are availabe online. You also may hire a website designer. A directory of designers is a available at the GetAFreelancer or Elance websites.
Produce images of items already in your possession you would like to pawn. Use a digital camera and use the same background for all images, if possible.
Attract customers. Besides using the typical social networking methods, advertise in forums your target market is likely to visit. Consider using advertising conduits such as Google AdWords.
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How to Set Up an URL for a Web Page (5 Steps)

Purchase a domain name from a registrar. By purchasing a domain name, you will register it as your own and be able to control where the domain resides. There are many registrars available such as GoDaddy,, Enom, Network Solutions and Dream Host, to name a few. Many registrars also provide web hosting and vice versa. Domain names typically cost between $2.00 to $10.00. per year, as of 2010. '.com' is the most expensive; '.net,' .org,' and '.info' are progressively less expensive.
Open a shared hosting account with a web host. If your website becomes popular, you can upgrade to a VSP or dedicated server at any time. Depending on the registrar you purchase your domain from, you may be able to also host with them. Web hosts typically charge on per month basis and offer options for monthly and yearly payment options. Some of the web hosts available are GoDaddy, DreamHost, HostMonster and HostGator.
Redirect your domain's nameservers, also referred to as 'DNS,' to the IP address of your web host's nameservers. Your domain will have two nameservers, 'Nameserver 1' and 'Nameserver 2.' Your web host will provide you with an address for each nameserver. The addresses will look like, '' and '' You will need to refer to your web host/registrar for the specific address and instructions on how to redirect your domain's nameservers.
Upload the files for your web pages. Log in to the cPanel on your hosting account and go to the 'File Manager.' Click on your domain name to be taken to the root folder for its directory. Upload the index.html file and other associated files for your website. You may also choose to use your host's script installer to install a website automatically for you, which will vary in procedure from host to host.
Wait at least 24 hours for the change to take effect. Once the redirection of the nameservers has completed, your domain name will now be the URL of your web page. For example, by typing '' you will be taken to your web page.
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How to Find the Login for FTP for GoDaddy

Check the email you received from GoDaddy when you created your Web hosting account. GoDaddy recommends that customers print out this confirmation email, because it contains important account information that customers often need to use as they manage a website. Either find the email within a folder of your email browser or find the printed copy of the email, because it contains your login name and password.
Visit the GoDaddy website and enter your Customer Number in the upper-left corner of the homepage. Click the 'My Account' tab and then click 'Web Hosting' from beneath the 'Products' section in the left sidebar. Select the domain you wish to view and find the 'Overview' tab. Within the 'Overview' tab, you will see a 'Login' box with your username.
Create a new password if you cannot remember your password and you do not have your confirmation email from GoDaddy. Visit the GoDaddy website and enter your Customer Number in the upper-left corner of the homepage. Click the 'My Account' tab and then click 'Web Hosting' from beneath the 'Products' section in the left sidebar. Click 'Launch' beside the correct hosting account. Within the 'FTP' section, find the 'Password' field and select 'Change.' Enter a new password twice into the appropriate fields and select 'Update.' GoDaddy warns that it may take as long as one hour for a new password to take effect.
Contact GoDaddy if you continue to experience technical problems. Dial (480) 505-8877 to speak with a support representative. Provide your customer PIN or the last four digits of the credit card you used to pay for your Web hosting. Providing either of these numbers identifies you to GoDaddy -- the customer service representative will not assist you without either of these numbers. Ask the support representative for your login information. The representative will email you the information to the email address associated with your Web hosting account.
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How to Open Ports in a MikroTik Router (6 Steps)

Open the Internet Explorer Web browser on the Windows computer and click the address bar near the top of the 'Windows Internet Explorer' window that appears.
Type 'http://router_ip_address' into the address bar except replace 'router_ip_address' with the IP address of the MikroTik router and press the 'Enter' key.
Click the 'Winbox' link in the Web page that appears. Click 'Open' in the window that displays and confirm that you wish to run the 'Winbox' program if prompted.
Type the IP address of the MikroTik router into the 'Connect to' text box of the 'Winbox Loader' window that appears. Enter 'admin' into the 'Login' text box and write the Administrator password into the 'Password' field. Click the 'Connect' button.
Click 'IP' item in the left pane and then click 'Firewall' and then click the 'NAT' tab in the window that appears. Right-click empty space and click 'Add.' Click the 'General' tab and type the public or Internet IP address of the MikroTik router into the 'Dst Address' field. Type the port number that you wish to open into the 'Dst Port' box.
Click the 'Action' tab. Click the 'Action' drop down box and click the 'dst-nat' option. Enter the private network IP address to which you want the port traffic forwarded into the 'To Addresses' box. Write the port number to be forwarded into the 'To Ports' box. Click the 'Apply' button and then click the 'OK' button to save the setting.
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How to Create a Pixel Website of Your Own

Obtain a creative domain name likely to attract a large number of visitors on a regular basis.
Purchase a reliable website hosting plan from a provider. Ensure that the host you choose is able to meet the future needs of your website. Research the bandwidth, memory and other services the host provides. Look for a host who provides at least 10GB of memory and 750GB of bandwidth; also ensure that they provide essential services like PHP and mySQL support. Inquire about hosting plans and choose the most adequate one for your needs.
Install a script that sets up a million-pixel sales system onto your website. You can also commission people who write code to write you a custom pixel script. Set up the script by creating a new SQL database, and upload all the files that were provided to you in the script to your Web server. Access the admin panel of the script and configure the script to your liking.
Consider your pricing strategy for pixel space as it compares to other pixel websites, and think of ways to make your pixel website more competitive when it comes to attracting potential advertisers. Design your own creative implementations of pixel space sales, and attempt to take them to potential advertisers.
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How to upload a theme to Wordpress

How to change Wordpress theme, if you have a free account at you just have to login to your Wordpress blog and select Appearance and then click on the Themes link. This will bring up the standard Worpdress themes available. Click on the theme you like and select Activate. Then this will become your new Wordpress theme.
If you have your own domain name and host then you will need to go to your ftp client or login to an ftp client like the one that Godaddy provides and upload a new theme. Download a theme first and once you've done that save it to a folder you can easily find. Then once inside the ftp client upload the new theme folder to:
Then login to your blog admin area and then click on Appearance and then Themes. Just as you will see a preview of the theme once you click on it. You must click 'Activate the theme name' to make that your new Wordpress theme. To setup a new Wordpress blog application on Godaddy check out my other how to called how to start a Wordpress blog.
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How to Choose a Hosting Provider

Make a list of the hosting needs of your website before searching for a host. This includes technical requirements like server platform and hardware requirements, disk space needed, bandwidth requirements and other hosting features. Other features include compatibility with web authoring tools like Dreamweaver or FrontPage, support for video clips, and support for e-commerce activities.
Research the reputation of each potential hosting service provider. Check user reviews to find what customers have to say about their experiences with the hosting provider.
Evaluate reliability and scalability. The hosting provider should not only be reliable and fast, it should guarantee at least 99% uptime if not 99.5%. They should have a refund policy if they fail to provide the minimum speed guaranteed. Also, look for a service provider who is prepared for scalability. For example, if you want to increase your disk space, bandwidth or mySQL database, they should be able to do it without much problem.
Require excellent technical support and services. The provider should have competent technicians available all 7 days a week round the clock to help resolve your problems in a timely fashion. You can gauge their responsiveness by sending them some general inquiry mails and noting the response time. A response time of less than 24 hours is okay, but anything more than a day is considered poor service. A good hosting provider should provide support systems like toll free numbers, 24/7 email support, live chat, an online knowledgebase, and helpful FAQs.
Assess payment plan options. Determine if you will have to pay on a monthly, quarterly or yearly basis. Many hosting providers offer the option of monthly payment. In case you are not satisfied with their services, you can switch over to another provider after a month without having to worry about any refunds.
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How to Check Hits on GoDaddy (4 Steps)

Visit the GoDaddy website and click 'My Account.' Sign in using your GoDaddy user name and password.
Click 'Hosting,' then click 'Launch' to launch the hosting account manager.
Click the 'Statistics' tab on the top frame. Click 'Traffic Logs.'
Type your user name and password again to view your site's traffic log to check the number of page views and visitors.
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How to Create and Manage Your Own Website (8 Steps)

Register a domain name through a website such as, or This is your site's Web address, which is a unique name preceded by 'www.' and followed by a domain, such as '.com,' '.org' or '.net.' You usually pay an annual fee of between $5 and $20 to retain a domain name.
Purchase the services of a Web host, such as, or This gives you the storage space and bandwidth to put your site on the Web and receive visitors. Your provider will give you instructions for attaching your domain name to your hosting account.
Design your website with paid software such as Microsoft Expression Web, Adobe Dreamweaver or Web Studio. You may also use a free site-building program that comes with your hosting service. You may also build your site with a free program, such as Yahoo! SiteBuilder, WordPress or Google Sites. Most programs have a built-in wizard that takes you step-by-step through the design process. Several online programs also offer free (but limited) hosting and a Web address.
Add content. Base each page around a handful of relevant keywords, mentioning them a few times on each page. Keywords help search engines recognize your site's relevance to a given topic and direct readers to your site.
Upload your site to the Web. Your hosting provider will offer specific instructions for uploading your design files through a control panel. For online programs such as and Google Sites, click 'Save' or 'Publish.'
Log in to your hosting account or to the dashboard of your online site-building program to manage and update files, pages and posts.
Promote your site using free social media and networking tools, such as Facebook, Twitter and Digg.
Build incoming links
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How to Set up a Free Classified Site (9 Steps)

Come up with a plan for your classified website. Figure out what type of classified ad site you want to set up. Go online and do your research of various online classified scripts before you make your purchase. Look in Resources for recommendations.
Register your domain name (see Resources). The domain name registrar will give you access to your domain's control panel.
Purchase a hosting package. Make sure your Web hosting package meets all the requirements of your script for it to install and work properly. If you are not sure, contact tech support. Setting up the hosting will give you access to your FTP server and your DNS server entries.
Purchase a classified script. Download and unpack the script on your computer, following the manufacturer's instructions.
Log into your domain's control panel and change its DNS settings to point to your Web host's server.
Log into your Web host's CPanel and look for the MySQL icon. Open it to create a database for your classified script. If you are not sure about how to do this, contact the script's tech support team for help.
Download an FTP program. An FTP program transfers files between your computer and your Web host.
Log into your Web host's server using your FTP program and its authentication settings. Now upload the script files to your Web host's server.
Open your Web browser, type your Web address in the Search box and click 'Search.' You should see your new classified website.
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How to Host Your Own Domain (5 Steps)

Download a Web server. This is usually necessary since Windows doesn't come with a default Web server. Apache is a good program, but you can also download ABYSS, which is a free program that you can download (see Resources).
Read the documentation that is included with ABYSS to familiarize yourself with the program. This is only necessary if you've never used ABYSS, or if you do not have Apache on your system.
Visit the No-IP website (see Resources). Set up an account while you are on this page. Choose the domain name you want to use.
Download the No-IP client. Click on the Windows operating system download. Download the program and then install it.
Fill in the information the program asks for. Make sure the program runs after installing it. Once all of your information is entered, your IP address will resolve to the domain you chose, which should be something like (where xxxxxx is the name you chose).
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How to Change Web Hosting Service Providers (6 Steps)

Do your homework when deciding which host to move your website to. Moving your site to a new host is a lot of work so you don't want to have to do it too often. Choose a new web host that offers room for expansion if your business grows.
Give yourself plenty of time to make the change over to the new host. Even though it means one month of double expenses, it is a good idea to start services with your new host one month before discontinuing services with your old host. This will give you 30 days to work out any problems at the new site.
Pack up your business at your current hosting site by making copies of all of your web pages and files on CD. Arrange to have services you were using and don't need any more to be disconnected at the end of the month.
Notify your domain name registrar of your move. This is the company that you registered your ecommerce site name with. They need to know the domain name and IP address for both your old web host and your new one.
Set up your site at your new web host by uploading all of the pages and files you packed onto CD. Start any new services that you need in your new home.
Notify your customers of your new email address if it changed when you moved to the new hosting site. Set up mail forwarding with your new web host to ensure that any mail sent to your old email address will be forwarded.
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How to Connect to a GoDaddy Email With Thunderbird

Open a Web browser and navigate to GoDaddy's Web mail interface at
Sign in with your email address and password.
Hover over 'Help' in the toolbar at the top of the page to bring up a list of options. Click 'Email Client Settings.'
Jot down the POP3 and SMTP server information that appears in a dialog box.
Log out of your GoDaddy account.
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How to Publish a Web Site in Asp.Net

Obtain from your web hosting company the necessary information to use FTP (File Transfer Protocol) to upload your files as well as the correct connection string(s) to access a database that is part of your website.
Upload your website files to your web host using FTP. Include the web pages, any image files or other web content files related to the new site.
Replicate any database schema and tables that are part of your website to the web host's database server. Do this either by developing the database on the web hosting company's database server if allowed or with the Database Publishing Wizard that is part of Visual Web Developer (installed with ASP.NET).
Update the web.config file that was uploaded as part of Step 1 so that the database connection string will point to the web host's database server rather than the location on your own PC. This may involve several connection strings if the website includes complications such as additional systems, membership pages, and roles (Admin, Full User or Limited Use, for example).
Test all connections and features of the hosted website for functionality. Correct any bugs or non-working parts on the local computer and then upload the corrected web pages.
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How to Remove a Sponsored Link From a Home Page

Pay for a better site. The first thing you have to consider is paying or paying more for your site. Most hosts that offer free or low-cost website hosting offer an upgrade for a very small amount. The upgrade will remove the sponsors from your own page. You may still be using a sub-domain or you may have your own--it depends on the host. with a little more money you can upgrade to a site with no sponsored links. Hosting can be as cheap as $3 a month. If you want to make up that cost you can use Google AdWords to help pay for the costs. This is basically another form of sponsored link, but you're more in control.
Sign up for free hosting with no advertisements. There are companies that offer free hosting with no advertisements or sponsored links, such as the site X10hosting. The host will require something from you, such as participating in forums, to help make up the cost. There will also likely be limits on your website that offer less flexibility than you would get with paid hosting.
Use Blogger. is a free service that lets anyone write a blog for free with no advertisements. There are other websites that allow free blogs, but Blogger is the most well known and will give you a URL that looks like this: (yourname) Different sites have different formats and options. This can be the best way to establish an Internet presence with no sponsored ads or links.
Call customer support. If you really want to keep the website you have on your current host, try calling or emailing customer support and asking them what you can do to remove sponsored links or ads.
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How to Word Italian Dinner Party Invitations

Decide on whether you want to purchase store-bought invitations, make your own or simply send an email invitation to your guests. Email is acceptable if the evening will be casual, but paper invitations are preferred for fancy affairs.
Pick an invitation design that reflects Italian culture. Images that show bottles of wine, garlic, olives or bowls of pasta let your guests know the kind of food you will serve.
Write a headline on your invitation. Use Italian words or phrases so that your guests immediately know the dinner party will focus on Italian food. Some examples are: “Join Us In Our Cucina,” “Buon Appetito,“ 'Mangia! Mangia!' and “A Taste of Italy.”
Write a brief introduction. Something as simple as 'We invite you to share an authentic Italian dinner with us' will make the theme clear to your guests. You may want to choose more casual wording for a relaxing evening. An example is, 'Mamma mia! We're cooking up some fun.' Be creative and make sure your words match the tone of your party.
Include the party details. Give out your name (or the host's name if it is someone else), the address where you’ll host the party, your telephone number and your email address. Remember to include an RSVP date if you need a head count before the day of the party. The RSVP date should be three to four days before the date of the dinner party.
Ask each guest to bring something different. Dinner guests inevitably want to bring something, so feel free to specify what you need. For example, ask different guests to bring bread, wine, an appetizer or a dessert. Encourage them to be inspired by Italian cuisine.
Include directions or a map if your guests are not familiar with the dinner party location.
Stuff the invitations into envelopes, address them and add a stamp.
Mail the dinner party invitations two weeks before the event.
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How to Word a Double Baby Shower Invitation (5 Steps)

Start the invitation by immediately letting guests know they are being invited to a double baby shower. A Noah's Ark 'two by two' theme will work perfectly and be very cute, as well. Use very clear wording to communicate the double event, such as 'You're invited to celebrate with Lisa and Jane, as they are both expecting!' Use the family last name, if it is the same for both babies, or list all of the expecting parents' names.
Reiterate that the shower is for two expecting moms more than once in the invitation. For example, on the inside you can add a verse such as, 'Bottles, diapers and laundry in a heap... Lisa and Jane will soon have no sleep!'
Inform guests of the gender of both babies, if known. For example, 'Oh boy! Oh boy! Lisa and Jane are both having boys! We're 'expecting' you to join us!'
Opt for a unified cover with separate inside information. For example, the front can say, 'Two bundles of joy are on their way, so please reserve this special day.' Then, use each of the inside panels of the invitation to give separate details. For example, on the left side you could write 'Tea parties, baby dolls and dress up clothes, Jane's having a girl who'll wear ribbons and bows!' On the right side, you could say 'Trains, motorcycles and automobiles, Lisa's having a boy who'll love cool toys with wheels!' The lower half of both panels can share the day, time and RSVP information for the shower.
Write out all of the information you'd like to include on the invitation, including registry information for both mothers, if available. If you only have registry information for one mother, do not include it. Everything has to be treated equally for both. Once you have the invitation written in a way that you like, order or print the actual invitations.
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How to Set Up a Website to Sell Sheet Music

Go to If you already have an account there, log in. If you don't have an account, click the 'Sign Up Now' button. Follow the prompts in the sign-up process.
Mouse over 'My Blog' in the menu that now appears at the top of the screen and click 'Dashboard.' Configure your Settings and Appearance options according to your preferences. Under 'Pages,' edit your 'About' page to provide your visitors with information about what you're selling.
Create a blog post for each item you're selling. Enter the title of the sheet music as your post title, e.g., 'Moonlight Sonata Sheet Music for Clarinet.' On each page, include the following: a photo representing the sheet music; a description of what your customer is purchasing; any special instructions your customers should know before ordering; a Paypal shopping cart button (see section 2 below). Assign a category to each post to help shoppers navigate your inventory.
Click 'Publish' when the post is complete. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all of your sheet music inventory is included on the site.
Click 'Appearance' in the left-hand sidebar of your Wordpress dashboard, then click 'Widgets.' If the 'Category' widget doesn't already appear in the blog sidebar, locate it in the list of widgets and drag it to the sidebar.
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How to Use a GoDaddy Form Mailer (6 Steps)

Set the e-mail address for the GoDaddy form mailer within your account. Log into your Account Manager. Under “Products” and click “Web Hosting.” Click “Launch” beside the hosting account you wish to use for your form mailer.
Click “Form Mail” under the “Content” section. Enter the e-mail address where you want submitted forms to be sent under “Forms Email Address.” Click “Continue” and “Update” to verify the e-mail address.
In your HTML file where you want the form to appear, enter this code:<form action='/gdform.php' method='post'>
<input type='hidden' name='subject' value='New E-Mail Subscriber' />
<input type='hidden' name='redirect' value='" />
<p>First Name:<input type='text' name='FirstName' /></p>
<p>Last Name:<input type='text' name='LastName' /></p>
<p>E-Mail:<input type='text' name='email' /></p>
<p>Your Message:<textarea name='comments' cols='50' rows='20'>
Tell us what you think of our new website!</textarea></p>
<input type='submit' name='submit' value='submit'/>
</form>You can edit this code to suit your needs. The above items are examples, including the subject, redirection page, first name, last name, e-mail and message.
Save your HTML file with the new code.
Upload the HTML file to your server using your preferred FTP client, just as you did with your initial website files.
Visit your website to see the new form. Test the form by filling in all of the fields and using a different e-mail address than the one you entered in Step 2. Once you submit the form, you should receive an e-mail to the e-mail address you entered in Step 2 with the submitted information.
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How to Connect Go Daddy E

Log in to your GoDaddy account manger by entering your user name and password.
Click 'My Account,' and then click 'Email.'
Click 'Email Forwarding Accounts,' or click 'Free Products' and then click 'Email Account List.'
Click 'Manage Account,' and then click 'View All.'
Click 'Forwarding Plans,' or click 'Unused Forwarding' if you have not used a forwarding plan previously.
Click 'Add' next to the account you want to forward. Click 'Settings.' In the 'Forward Address' box, type the first part of the e-mail address you want to set up.
Type your Yahoo! e-mail address in the 'Forward Mail To' box. You can make the e-mail a catchall account by clicking 'Yes.' This means all e-mail sent to your unused accounts within your domain will be forwarded. Click 'OK.'
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How to Be a Club Host in 'Second Life' (5 Steps)

Open Second Life on your computer, and log in with your Second Life first name, last name and password.
Improve the overall look of your avatar. Remember, it represents the virtual 'you' in Second Life. Take the time to upgrade your avatar with better skin, hair and clothes. You will need at least three to four outfits when starting out as a host.
Learn how to emote. This is a basic requirement for anyone who wants to host an event in Second Life. (Emoting is how Second Life residents express their emotions when they text chat.)
Purchase an ear mic inside Second Life to help you communicate as a host. Working as a club host, you will need to have a bubbly personality and an open mind. The host is the life of an event, and needs to be able to keep the conversation going.
Use a keyboard you are familiar and comfortable with. Avoid typos and misspelled words at all times. You want to look professional when hosting. Just like in real life, this is your job.
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How to Make a Badge for a Blog (6 Steps)

Go to a free online badge generator where you can pick out the text, size and colors of your badge.
Open a graphic editing program such as Adobe Photoshop. If you don't already have a good graphic editing program, you can download a free trial of Photoshop or a free, open source program such as Paint.NET.
Create a new file in your program that is 125 pixels wide by 125 pixels high. This is the standard size of a blog badge. Do this by choosing the size when you create the new document.
Open the file that holds the logo for your blog, or create one if you don't have it. Right click and 'Copy' the image from your site, or simply type the name of your blog on the new file that you created. Find a freeware image or clip art to add to your badge. Make sure that however you decorate it, it represents the look and theme of your blog.
Save the badge to your computer when you are satisfied with it. Make sure you save it with a file extension of .jpg, .png or .gif. These extensions are the ones that are used the most often for badges. Go to a free image-hosting site and upload your badge. When you upload it, the badge will have a URL so you can put it on the sidebar of your blog for people to use. If you have a domain that is hosted on your own server, you can upload the badge with an FTP program or from the online file directory in your host's control panel.
Put the badge on your side bar with a line of HTML code. If you uploaded your badge to a free image-hosting website, it will most likely give you the code you need for your badge to show up. If you uploaded to your own server, use this code to place your badge on the sidebar of your blog (replacing 'yourdomain' and 'yourbadge' with the correct names):
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How to Disable Windows Script Host

Click the Windows 'Start' button and type 'regedit' into the text box in the menu. Press 'Enter' to open the registry editor.
Navigate to 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Script Host\Settings\' by double-clicking 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER,' then double-click 'Software.' Double-click 'Microsoft,' then double-click 'Windows Script Host' and 'Settings.' Right-click the white space in the details pane and select 'New,' then 'DWORD Value.' This opens a dialog text box.
Type 'Enabled' in the 'Name' text box. Type '0' in the 'Value' text box. Click 'OK' to create your registry value. Reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
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How to Change OWA Web Addresses (10 Steps)

Access the Windows desktop on the server hosting OWA.
Click 'Start,' click 'Run,' type 'inetmgr' (minus the quotes) into the Run dialog box and press 'Enter' to open IIS Manager on the Windows server. This method will work no matter which version of Windows server you are using.
Right-click the 'Sites' folder within IIS Manager and click 'Add Web Site.'
Type in the site name. This can be whatever you would like but should be easily recognizable to you. For example, 'Outlook Web Access' would clearly indicate the purpose of the site.
Click 'Select' next to the Application Pool dialog box.
Choose 'MSExchangeOWAAppPool' from the drop-down list and click 'OK.'
Browse to the physical path of OWA in the Physical Path box by clicking 'Browse.' Your OWA physical path is selected when initially installing Microsoft Exchange.
Choose 'https:' under the Type selection box. You can leave the IP address as 'All Unassigned,' and you can leave the port as 80. This is the default web port address.
Enter a host name. This is your new OWA URL, so choose carefully and do not neglect the 'www,' should you choose to have a 'www.'
Ensure that 'Start Web site immediately' is checked and press 'OK.'
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How to Sell Server Space

Set up your web server. You can either build one, purchase one, or rent space on an existing web server. Next you will need to insure the server is connected to a high speed internet connection with a dedicated ip address. Then purchase a domain name and configure name servers such as and This will allow those buying web server space from you to point their domains to your web server. Ensure the necessary programs and software are installed, such as the Linux Operating System, Apache Server software, PHP programming environment, and MySQL databases.
Select your administration software. One of the most automatic and easy to use web server administration software is the combination of cPanel and Web Host Manger (WHM). This will allow you to quickly and easily setup new web sites on your server, perform administrative tasks, as well as give limited control and configuration to your customers.
Set up hosting packages. You should create different price points for different packages which include different features and level of storage space and bandwidth. This can be easily done with WHM. Make sure to assign the correct package when setting up a new site for a customer. Changes or upgrades can be easily made as well.
Create a web site to advertise, display the pricing and details of each package, and to take credit card orders is an effective and helpful way to bring in new customers. Create language about support, terms of conditions, ways to order, information about your company, and more.
Set up a PayPal account to accept credit card payments. One of the most cost effective and easiest ways to accept recurring monthly billing through credit cards is with PayPal subscriptions. Creating a PayPal account is free with a 3 to 5 percent fee charged to each order. PayPal is a commonly used method and allows for purchase with a PayPal account, credit card, or debit card. When configured correctly the order will automatically bill each month, year, or whatever period you set up. You can easily email an invoice with a payment link or embed the payment link into your web site.
Create or rent a daily backup solution so that your data and those of your clients are protected from any viruses, hacker attempts, or hardware or software failures. Explain your backup policy to your customers in your terms of agreement and determine any potential problems or limitations ahead of time.
Set up a fee structure for additional services. This includes advanced support, site or data restoration, custom coding, custom configuration, web design, and more. By offering these additional services you can increase your income and continue to meet the needs of your customers.
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How to Teach an Online Course using WordPress

Develop your content for the course. You can follow the instructions in my related article, How to Develop a Training Course (link in Resources below) or follow your own template for curriculum design. It is important to create the entire course in a word processing program first. The entire course will consist of reading assignments, links to Websites, discussion questions, detailed instructions for assignments and instructions for the instructor on how and when to post various components of the course.
Open a new blog on (link in resources below) or other free blog hosting site. Create the first page of the blog. This will be the landing page for your students so include the course description here as well as instructions about how to access the remainder of the course. The content on this page is considered to be static, it should not change after the course starts.
When you are on the editing site for this first page there are some things to remember to do:
Password protect the page. This is to make sure that no-one can access the site without your permission (and without paying tuition).
Turn off the comments part of the page. You do not want students to comment here. You want to contain the comments in specific pages set up for discussion.
Post your photo and contact information on this first page, which is usually called the Home page of the blog.
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How to Get IP SMTP From a CPanel (3 Steps)

Go to the cPanel login webpage for your web hosting provider, then enter your username and password to log into your cPanel account. Click the 'Login' button to open the main cPanel window.
Click the 'Email Delivery Route' icon under the 'Mail' section on the main cPanel page.
Enter the email address that you want to find the IP SMTP address for, then click the 'Show Route' button. The resulting page will show all of the routing information about that email address, including the IP SMTP information.
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How to Post a Web Page (7 Steps)

Determine where you would like to post the web page. You will need a web hosting service account. Three popular web hosting services include Go Daddy, bluehost and 1&1 (see Resources).
Determine the details of your account, including the hostname (the machine that that you will upload files to), your username, password and URL address.
Establish a connection to the Internet via a local area connection or wireless connection.
Open an FTP program such as FileZilla or CoreFTP, which are available for free download.
Enter your hostname, username and password of your website in the FTP program.
Locate the web page you would like to post. Click 'Browse' from the FTP program, navigate to the file and click to select it.
Click the option to transfer the web page to the hosting provider.
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How to Throw a BBQ Party

Clean your grill. If you don't have a grill, purchase or borrow one. Make sure that you have charcoal or gas for the grill.
Gather tables and comfy chairs with cushions. You can always cover an ugly table with a decorative tablecloth.
Decide who you want to invite and send them BBQ themed invitations.
Clean off your deck or patio and mow the grass. Guests will feel more comfortable in a clutter-free environment.
Stock up on food for the party. The following are popular BBQ party foods and condiments: BBQ sauces, salads, vegetables, burgers, chicken, hot dogs, kabobs, coleslaw, buns, potato salad, baked beans, ice cream, watermelon, beer, iced tea, lemonade, water and soda. Also, don't forget the ice.
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How to Write an Invitation to Dinner

State the request and the purpose of the dinner in your first line. For example, 'James and Natalie invite you to join them for dinner to celebrate their first wedding anniversary.' A more formal invitation might read, 'Mr and Mrs Smith request the pleasure of your company at a dinner to celebrate their first wedding anniversary.'
Write the date and time that the dinner party will be held. For example, 'Tuesday, 5th July 2011, 7:30 p.m.'
Inform your guests where the dinner is taking place. For example, 'At Home,' or 'At Two Chefs Restaurant.' Be sure to include the address of the venue.
Provide details concerning the dress code. Black tie or smart casual are typical dinner party choices.
Place an RSVP at the base of the invitation with contact details such as a phone number or email address. The RSVP requests that recipients inform you whether they will attend or not. With a more formal invitation, you can include a reply card and a self-addressed envelope for responses.
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How to Create a Sub Domain With Network Solutions

Sub domains are created and used to divide websites into different sections on websites. The sub domain is usually descriptive of the place and purpose for which it is named within the main domain. For example, the main Yahoo website has many subsections that feature the website's content, such as Web, Images, Video, Local, Shopping and Search sections to make it easier for visitors and consumers to navigate.
Research names for the sub domain by searching on a major search engine for some popular search terms for your potential sub domain. Using a name that includes a popular search term can serve to drive traffic to your website and boost an online business. Since the domain name is your Internet identity, take into consideration how any names associated with the main domain may affect your online Web presence, regardless of the purpose of the website. If the website is used for business purposes, it is particularly important to be mindful of all domain names.
Obtain or check your hosting account with Network Solutions. If you don't already have an account with Network Solutions, it will be necessary to get one before you can obtain a sub domain through the company.
Log into your Network Solutions Web hosting account. Go to the Account Manager section of the account. Click on Web Hosting/Manage Web Hosting. Click on the Assign New tab. Enter the name you have chosen for your sub domain. Press Select. This will enable you to add the new sub domain to your Network Solutions account. You will now be able to add information to that page and publish it so that it will be live on the Internet as you did for the main domain.
To create the sub domain properly from a different source, it will be necessary to create the sub domain and point it to whatever the other hosting package may be. From the existing hosting package, you will need to set up the redirection from that Web host's settings or through a Javascript redirect.
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How to Uninstall FileZilla (3 Steps)

Sign into a Windows account with administrative privileges.
Click the 'Start' button in the Windows taskbar. Click 'Control Panel.' Click 'Programs and Features.'
Right-click 'FileZilla' and click 'Uninstall.' Restart your computer after the uninstall to complete the process.
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How to Host a Essay Writing Contest (8 Steps)

Decide on your topic. Your entrants need to know specifically what topic they should be writing on. Topics are directly related to the organization running the contest. For example, The Ayn Rand Institute sponsors several annual contests for essays about her novels.
Budget your time. Essays take time to write, read, and evaluate; therefore, you have to make sure you leave enough time to cover those three stages. The Anthem essay contest runs yearly with a submission deadline in March and a notification of winners in July. This means those participating can have up to a year to write their essay, but the judges have three months to read and evaluate the entries. Keeping in mind this is a well-publicized contest, you may not need as much time, but it is better to have more time rather than less.
Set the rules. The rules set the expectations for your entrants. First and foremost, you want to ensure you have set minimum and maximum word counts for the submitted essay. This is also where you decide if you will take multiple submissions from entrants, what the manuscripts should look like, who can or cannot participate. Most contests will not allow anyone directly affiliated with the organization running the contest to participate. Also determine if you are going to keep all submissions or return them.
Select the judges and request their participation.
Choose your submission method. Unless you wish to get a lot of mail, it is simpler these days to have essays turned in by email. However, you must keep in mind using a solely electronic method may limit your pool of entrants. Therefore, most essay contests have both an electronic submission method and a physical mailing method available.
Consider prizes. There is no bigger draw for a contest than getting something out of it. If you are not a very large organization, you may wish to offer exposure as an incentive instead of a monetary prize. Some contests make money to offer cash prizes through requiring entry fees. Entry fees can be a good or bad thing in that there will be a number of people who do not enter because of them, though it can bring in capital for those hosting the contest.
Advertise your contest. Consider using message board related to your topic or organization for advertising. If you have a mailing list, utilize it to get the word out for your contest.
Notify your winners on time and make sure you come through with your prizes. One quick way to ruin your reputation as a contest is not to follow through on your promises.
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How to Play 'Age of Empires' Over Garena (7 Steps)

Load the Garena client.
Select 'Settings' in the upper right hand section of the screen.
Click 'Game Settings.'
Click 'Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome' or 'Age of Empires II: The Conquerors,' whichever one is installed on your computer.
Click 'Browse' under 'Executable Settings.'
Locate the .exe file that loads the game. Typically this will be in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires.
Find a room that has an open slot for an 'Age of Empires' game or click 'Host Game.' The game will boot up automatically.
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How to Detect Mobile Browsers (11 Steps)

Download the 'Detect Mobile User Agents & Browsers' PHP script by clicking on the link located in the 'Resources' section below. The downloaded file is compressed. Double-click on it to open your default extraction program and extract the files to your desktop.
Open an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program and log in to your website's hosting account by typing in your FTP address, username, and password. Once you have connected to your hosting server, use the FTP program to upload the 'mobile_device_detect.php' file that you extracted in step 1. Upload it to the root directory of your website where your 'index.html' or 'index.php' file resides.
Use the FTP program to download the 'index.html' or 'index.php' file from your website and save it on your desktop. Open the file in a text editor such as Notepad or Wordpad.
Open a web browser and type '" into the address bar, then press the ENTER key. Alternately, you can click the 'Detect Mobile Browsers Website' link in the 'Resources' section below.
Scroll down to the 'Function Generator' heading. Here we will generate a PHP function code that will define how the PHP code file we uploaded in step 2 will behave. Choose an option from the respective drop-down menus for 'Detect iPhones,' 'Detect iPads,' 'Detect Android Devices,' 'Detect Opera Browsers,' 'Detect Blackberry Devices,' 'Detect Palm Mobiles' and 'Detect Windows Mobile Devices'. Each drop-down menu will allow you to specify whether to treat the device browser like a mobile browser or a standard desktop browser. You may also choose to redirect a device type to a custom URL, which must be typed into the text field that appears below the drop-down menu when you choose the 'Redirect (device) to a specific URL' option.
Choose an option from the 'Redirect Mobile Browsers' drop-down menu. Any devices that were set in the above options to be treated like a mobile browser will be affected by this option. You can redirect mobile users to a custom URL where there is a mobile browser-optimized version of your website or choose not to redirect them, which will allow them to access the standard website. Type the mobile-optimized website URL into the provided text box.
Set the 'Redirect Desktop Browsers' drop-down menu to 'No - Do not redirect desktop visitors - function will return false' to allow desktop browser users to access the standard website. Any devices that were set in the above options to be treated like desktop browsers will be affected by this option.
Click the 'Generate Code' button. Highlight the text that appears in the 'PHP Code' box and press CTRL+C on your keyboard to copy the text to your clipboard. Minimize your web browser so you can see the 'index.html' or 'index.php' file you opened in the text editor in step 3.
Create a blank line at the beginning of the text document by clicking your mouse at the top of the document and pressing the ENTER key. Place your cursor on the blank line and type '
' and press ENTER again.
Click on the 'File' menu at the top of the text editor and choose 'Save'. In the FTP program window, copy the edited 'index.html' or 'index.php' file back to the root directory of your website, overwriting the original file.
Access your website from a mobile device browser. You should be redirected to you mobile-optimized website. Access your website from a standard browser to make sure that you are directed to the standard website.
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How to Set Up WebDav on HostGator

Open your Web browser, and log in to your cPanel area.
Click the 'Web Disk' icon under the 'Files' heading.
Scroll down and click the 'Access Web Disk' button.
Select your operating system and click 'Go.'
Click 'Save.'
Go back to your computer, and click 'Save,' 'Open' and 'Run.' You are now viewing your remote website files from your local computer.
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How to Switch From GoDaddy Email to Gmail (17 Steps)

Log in to your Gmail account.
Click the gear-shaped icon in the upper-right corner of the screen and click 'Mail Settings' in the drop-down list.
Click the 'Accounts and Import' tab.
Click the 'Import mail and contacts' button. This opens an import mail wizard in a new browser window.
Type your GoDaddy email address in the text box and click 'Continue.'
Type your GoDaddy password in the text box and click 'Continue.'
Type '' in the POP server box. Substitute the name of the domain that you registered through GoDaddy in place of 'domainname' in the above example.
Click the 'Start import' button to import all contacts and mail from your GoDaddy email account.
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How to Make a Website for Arcade Games

Pick a web host service (see Resources). You can pay yearly for a service or choose a free service. The advantage to paying for a web host service is the amount of storage space you'll be provided. If you plan to use a lot of graphics and media files, they will take up a lot of space. Opt for the paid web hosting. Free services don't offer much space. Also, if you want to have advertising on your web site that brings money to you, opt to pay for web hosting. Free web hosting often includes advertising on your website that goes to the web hosting service.
Design your arcade game website. Since you're making an arcade game website, make it fun and flashy like a real arcade. Use colorful backgrounds and graphics. Don't be afraid to include animated graphics and blinking text. This will add to the arcade feel of your website and make it more attractive for arcade enthusiasts. Embed a free arcade sound file on your website for additional authentic arcade feel.
Use the built-in design and upload tools provided by your web host to develop your website and upload the files you'll need. Create an easy menu with simple game categories. Create a section of the website devoted to articles about the history of arcade games, tips on playing arcade games and reviews of arcade games. Devote the rest of the sections of the website to games. Include a section specifically devoted to early classic arcade games like 'Donkey Kong' and 'Pac-Man.'
Embed a wide variety of arcade-style games on your website. There are free resources for games you can easily embed on your website. You can easily embed these games in your website by copying and pasting the code to your web pages. The games are made using Adobe Flash, Shockwave and Java code. Include links to the Adobe Flash and Shockwave players on your web site in case you have visitors that need to download them before playing games on your arcade website.
Use Google Ads to generate income from your website. When you sign up for an Adsense account, Google places content relevant advertising on your website that generates money for you when visitors click on ads. It's free to start a Google Adsense account.
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How to Change the Web Root in Plesk (5 Steps)

Log in to Plesk as the administrative user.
Click on the domain with the document root that you want to change.
Click on 'Web Directories,' then click on 'Preferences.'
Move to the Documents section and set the document root to a location you want to have it set as.
Click 'Save' to apply the settings.
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Sunday, August 30, 2015

How to Make Money at Home Using Web Design (8 Steps)

Open a web hosting account for your business. Choose an account type that allows you to host several sites on one account, since you'll need to do this to design websites for companies.
Buy a web domain for your business. Choose a professional name for the domain that clearly states who you are or that you are a web designer. For example, choose '' or ',' not ''
Put your web design skills to work making your website look professional and informative of the services you provide. Refer to web design manuals to learn the most up-to-date skills to impress potential clients.
Contact businesses in your area that don't currently have websites to convince them of the value of an Internet presence, namely that they can access more potential customers. Refer them to your website to show them what you can do.
Estimate how long it would take you to design a website for the company, according to what the client requests. If you'll also have to maintain the website, estimate how much time it will take you to do that each month. Determine a price for your services based on this and quote it to the client. Require a portion of your fee upfront to protect yourself in the event that the client refuses to pay you for the website when you finish.
Contact your web hosting company to set up a website for the client on your account. Choose a domain name that the company agrees to and that won't confuse the public as to whose website it is. (For example, avoid a domain like '' for Tito's Mexican Restaurant if there is a local restaurant called Tito's Tacos.) Set up login information for this website that is different from your main website to allow the client to log in, if necessary.
Design the website according to the client's requests, checking in as you work to make sure that you're going in the right direction. Do as much work as possible to prevent confusion on the client's part when you turn the website over to him. For example, install an online store with categories already in place in case your client doesn't know how to make store categories.
Deliver the website login information to your client, along with instructions for use. Collect the remainder of your payment. If you'll be maintaining the website for the client, provide a written notice of how much money he will owe you each month for your services.
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How to Upload Information to the Web

Obtain Web hosting space with FTP (file transfer protocol) so that you’ll have somewhere to upload the information. This can be done by purchasing a domain name and Web hosting, or by finding a company that offers free Web space. If you choose to purchase hosting, you won’t be able to access it without buying a domain name.
Log in to your FTP account. If you are using a free or paid host, then log in to the control panel and access the FTP section. This may be also be labeled as 'Upload Files' if you are using free hosting. If you have paid hosting and an FTP program on your computer, you can use that instead. You’ll have to use your FTP username and password in order to use an external program. Your host will give you this information after you sign up.
Find the information you want to upload on your computer. Once logged into FTP either via the Web panel or via an FTP program on your computer, you should be looking at a split screen. One side represents the files and folders on your computer, while the other side represents the files and folders that are part of your Web hosting account. Select the files you want to upload by browsing through the files and folders on your computer. Next click 'Transfer.” You have now uploaded the information to the Web.
View the information. Now that you have uploaded the files, it’s a good idea to make sure the upload is working properly. Open the Web browser and type in the URL of the files you uploaded. For example, if you uploaded stocks.pdf to, you would type If you are using a free host then you have to type in the domain and folder name of whatever service you are using. For example,
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How to Start Your Affiliate Marketing Business with Low Cost for Your Success in the Future

Discover your own passionate. First of all, you have to define what you love to do. The reason why you have to discover your own passionate is that you have to discover what you really love to do. With your passionate, you can do and be the best one in your areas among other competitors. Many studies reveal that all most successful entrepreneurs love what they do in their areas. Now, you can start finding your own passionate by your hobbies, interests or even your expertise. Which one do you love to do the most? The highest recommendation is to list all possible things you love and priority them. Once you have finalised what you love already, you are now ready to build your online business in the future.
Do your own research and learn about affiliate marketing on the internet. Internet is a huge global library for finding information. With the proper place and the power of search engines, you can definitely find the great places for studying the affiliate marketing business. You will need to know: (1) what the affiliate marketing is (2) how it works (3) what it benefits for you and (4) how you can maximize the power of affiliate marketing strategies (e.g. traffic generation, list generation, and other marketing strategies) to earn money on the internet. All those questions are required to be researched and answered. You have to prepare yourself for the big opportunity in the affiliate marketing business world. It is a real business!
Find great niche products online. Many studies reveal that information products are perfectly suitable for affiliate marketing business where you can start with. With the information products, there are no any concerns about delivery time, products shipping and so on between customers and merchants. The customers can download those information products instantly online. And they can use it immediately. The information products could be: (1) e-book online (2) software application and (3) video online. You can start finding the information products online in the Clickbank marketplace. There are a lot of niche information products in the Clickbank marketplace. You can search and try to promote the popular information products over there. Also, you can tap-in new products in the Clickbank marketplace. Once you join the affiliate marketing program in Clickbank marketplace, you will get the affiliate links where you will be paid a commission, when you make a sale.
Purchase your own web hosting package. Next, you have to choose your own domain name and purchase a web hosting package. Actually, there are many free web hosting packages on the internet, but the highest recommendation is to purchase the most secure, reliable and stable web hosting package for your business. It appears that web hosting packages will be your business partners for life. With this sense, it is not a good idea to purchase free web hosting package. There are many cheap and affordable web hosting providers on the internet. You can purchase your own domain name and hosting less than $120 per year.
Build your own website. Obviously, you will need to build your own website, where you can insert your affiliate links, for affiliate marketing business. There are many reasons why you need your own website. The major reason is that you need to do your own pre-sell before driving visitors forward to the merchants' website. It is a great idea to build your own review page where you can give the product reviews for your affiliate products. However, to build your own website, there are many free quality website builder tools to help you to design and create your own web page. With those tools, you will not pay initially any dollars for building your own website.
Start driving the traffic to website. Truly, there are many affiliate marketing strategies to drive traffic to your website. Those affiliate strategies can be divided into two groups: (1) free strategies and (2) paid strategies. With the limited budget, it is obviously that free affiliate marketing strategies are the final choice. You can utilise those free affiliate marketing strategies through: (1) write & submit articles (2) place online classified advertisements (3) market your blog on the internet (4) participant in the social networking sites, like MySpace (5) socialise in forums, like Warrior and (6) search engine optimization (or SEO).
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