8 Questions to Ask before Quitting Regular Job to Work From Home

I quit my full time job last week! I have been working in the Software Industry all these years – 19 years to be precise – which is considered to be a high salary career in our context. As some of you already know, for the past few years, I have been experimenting with Internet marketing as well and it was getting really difficult to handle both these vastly varying careers together. Finally, I decided to quit my full time job in favor of the Work From Home option seeing the opportunity of making a good living out of it while working for lesser number of hours.

For those who kick-start blogging as fresh college pass-outs (or dropouts) – for that matter even for those who just started their career – it may not be a big issue to decide on a Work From Home career. But for someone who has to retire after all those long years into a full-time job, it is something BIG. Apart from planning for retirement (read my recent post on retirement planning) one needs to ask himself/herself a few questions before making such a big switch to freelancing or WFH opportunities.
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Guest Bloggers awaiting the Next Google Thunderbolt?

The latest and the most ‘unkindest cut of all’ from Matt Cutts of Google has just been delivered to the blogging and SEO community in the form of a soft warning. So if you as a blogger is someone who has either accepted guest posters on your blog or posted articles elsewhere to claim backlinks then you have a reason to worry. Why? Because most of the premonitions from Cutts usually get implemented in the form of a pagerank algorithm update to follow.
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List of Countries where Forex Trading is Banned

My regular readers would know that I have been promoting various online and offline money-making products on this blog for the past six years. This includes products in the online currency trading segment (Read our beginners guide to online Forex trading here) as well.

I had also published a post on Forex FAQs to explain a few risks that come with Forex trading which included legality of the same and risk v/s reward aspects. However, I thought of writing this post on countries where Forex trading is totally banned by law so that people are aware of what they are attempting to do before signing up with any Forex trading sites. I thought, I have the responsibility to do so because I still promote these products via banners because I can’t selectively display them for certain countries.
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Top Internet Marketing Advertising Punch Lines (Humor)

Disclaimer first: This post is meant for fun alone! I truly have great respect for those affiliate marketers who possess amazing skills in marketing their money trees and instant profit formula. However, some of these self-proclaimed Einsteins of affiliate marketing are only good enough to get an eBook written by someone else, put a sales page up there (that doesn’t even rank on Google) and takes the ClickBank affiliate route to sell their garbage innovation. This post is essentially about such people.

Our topic today is on those punch lines (with minimal modifications) that make your eyes pop and lure you into clicking these banners.
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How to Get US Visitors to your Website?

Let me have a disclaimer to start with. In this article, I am going to talk about increasing US traffic to only those websites featuring generic or niche content that appeals to all geographies. Hence, if you have a blog that deals with very specific local content (e.g. Local news, local reviews etc) or non-international topics, you may want to skip this post.

Why is web traffic from the United States important?

There are some real good reasons for webmasters’ affinity towards website traffic from US or Canada. Firstly, the EPC (Earnings Per Click) from ads or affiliate banners is much higher for traffic from these big North American countries where the online market opportunity is huge. Further, advertisers would like blogs if they have more visits from this region and many a time it is even an acceptance criterion for your blog to be accepted by many advertising agencies.
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