You're not paranoid -- the house really hates you!

Written by Cathy Goodwin, PhD

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If you seem particularly gullible, (e.g.,repparttar house senses that youíre new to this game), your appliances may joinrepparttar 118299 fun. I am absolutely positiverepparttar 118300 once-faithful refrigerator sent out a message: "How about this, guys. Letís really confuse everybody. Iíll put out a leak, sendrepparttar 118301 water over torepparttar 118302 sink, and theyíll think itís a big pipe inrepparttar 118303 wall. After theyíve poked a few holes theyíll realize itís time to wake up that sleeping repairman!" And one day my security system kept getting an "Open Door" signal even whenrepparttar 118304 door was firmly locked. The tech found nothing wrong and it never happened again. My lawn service person knows how to workrepparttar 118305 system: Let Them Know Whoís Boss. After he cut backrepparttar 118306 hedges and pulled some over-aggressive vines that were trying to take overrepparttar 118307 property,repparttar 118308 bushes stopped sulking and started putting out nice flowers. They knew what would happen if they didnít. Iíve been told that, after a year or so,repparttar 118309 house realizes youíre here to stay. Your new list of reliable helpers canít be fooled as easily as you were inrepparttar 118310 beginning. And youíve emptied your bank account to create a peace offering -- a new floor or a paint job or a screen door. "Every so often," Iím told, "you even get thirty days with no service calls. But after six months or so,repparttar 118311 house gets bored and itíll start all over again." One thing is certain. In your houseís "Loserepparttar 118312 Owner" contest, thereís one simple rule. Whoever costsrepparttar 118313 most, wins.

Cathy Goodwin, Ph.D. author, career coach, speaker "When career freedom means business" "When caraeer freedom means relocation" Career Freedom Ezine


Written by Stupidman

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But something happened, one night while I was sleeping,repparttar internet was born and I became a dinosaur.

While I was not getting it, everybody else was launching dot coms or working out of their homes for 20 minutes a day while making bazillions of dollars. Even teenagers were getting rich!

Other thanrepparttar 118298 author of Internet Profit Pearls (and he's not sharing), I don't personally know anybody who has been "successful" with internet commerce,but, from whatrepparttar 118299 media tells me it's allrepparttar 118300 people I don't know.

Towardsrepparttar 118301 end ofrepparttar 118302 dot com boom(naturally) I put some money into a "can't miss" "ground floor" opportunity and touted it to friends and relatives. It missed, ended up in repparttar 118303 basement, lostrepparttar 118304 money and friends but at least my family has started returning my calls.

I recently read a book, "Internet Profit Pearls", which belatedly explains what I, my former friends and family did wrong and actually has some helpful suggestions as to how one might make money onrepparttar 118305 internet without spending much money. You can readrepparttar 118306 first few chapters for free and if you wantrepparttar 118307 entire book it will cost you $30. Some ofrepparttar 118308 stuff is a little technical but fortunately my 13 year old son understands it (now if I could find a translator maybe I could understand whatrepparttar 118309 boy said).

The book contains fortysomething affiliate links. Most of these links are free and each createsrepparttar 118310 possibility of an income stream. The affiliate links are spread throughoutrepparttar 118311 book. You can actually get something for nothing.

The part I really liked; after you buyrepparttar 118312 book you can "brand" and resell it and earn about $10 per copy and about another $5 if it gets resold(think I still have some relatives I can talk to).

The writing of this book review came from some strategies in Chapters 4 and 11 and has inspired me to write a series where I,Stupidman,attempt to accomplish some technical tasks suggested inrepparttar 118313 book.

Coming Soon: Stupidman Downloads and Copies a File Stupidman Brands,Sends Email Attachment

The Internet Adventures Of Stupidman Will Put A Smile On Your Face

WEBMASTERS AND EZINE PUBLISHERS You may reproduce this article on your site, or link to this page, or reprint it in your Ezine. We ask only that you reproducerepparttar 118314 article intact, includingrepparttar 118315 resource box and that you notify us ofrepparttar 118316 date and place ofrepparttar 118317 publication. Copyright 2002, Skidthrough Enterprises

Stupidman's funny tutorial describes his experiences learning the basics of his computer as he prepares to build his own website. 16+ sequential articles

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