THE INTERNET ADVENTURES OF STUPIDMAN
I have know R.H. Jaycox (Jay), the author of Internet Profit
Pearls, for over a decade. A while back he asked me to read a
pre-final draft (don't know how many pre-s I should really use)
of the book. Technically I don't have a clue of what he was
talking about but,having lost money through an earlier
investment,I recognized the truth he was describing. In Chapters
4&11 he recommended writing articles for ezines as a way of
promoting a business. I wrote one, showed it to him and he liked
it. Jay suggested that I write a series from my ignorant
perspective as I try to implement the suggestions in the
"final?" draft of the book.
I've titled the series,"The Internet Adventures of Stupidman"
and the original piece, " The Birth of Stupidman".The moniker
seems appropriate as it is how I feel when I try to do something
on the computer and it seems to reflect the attitude I get from
my teenagers when I try to share my "wisdom" on any subject.
Jay said I should share a little background. This is my second
marriage. The Boss and I live with my 13 year old son,Greased
Lightning, and his 15 year old sister,Fashion Girl.
The Boss is one of those people who buys new technology before
her neighbors can spell it. (She bought a microwave oven when
they were so big they needed a separate room.) She's been on the
internet since shortly after Al Gore invented it. She doesn't do
sophisticated things on the internet but due to her seniority
she's The Boss.
Greased Lightning is scary, he reads books about HTML, Java,
fingers are a blur on the keyboard and his explanations are fast
Fashion Girl listens to music on the internet, designs art and
wardrobes, fills up shopping carts until the wheels fall off and
tries to find my credit cards.
Greased Lightning serves the function of our house dog. If
somebody passes gas and chooses not to accept the responsibility
the dog is blamed. Greased Lightning is our gaseous dog. If the
computer crashes The Boss assumes it was something caused by
Greased Lighting even if he has not used the computer in several
I'm afraid to try things on the computer as I don't want to
become the gaseous dog. It's safer to be Stupidman.
Jay thinks there are a lot of people in the world who might have
good ideas and are also afflicted with keyboard phobia. He says
if I share my learning experiences (frustrations are more like
it) it will make the world a better place, yada yada yada. Who's
kidding who, if you buy through my URL (Greased Lightning goes
crazy when I call it an Earl) I make $10. Remember, this idea
came from Chapters 4&11.
THE INTERNET ADVENTURES OF STUPIDMAN The Birth of Stupidman I
used to be smart. Not only did I believe it but many people
(including bosses) told me I was smart. In college I learned a
little FORTRAN and COBOL (main frame computer languages that are
probably extinct by now). In the 70's and 80's I was a whiz at
programming PCs in Lotus and Supercalc.
But something happened, one night while I was sleeping, the
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 than the 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 what the media
tells me it's all the people I don't know.
Towards the end of the 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 the basement, lost
the 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 on the internet without spending much money.
You can read the first few chapters for free and if you want the
entire book it will cost you $30. Some of the 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 what the
The book contains fortysomething affiliate links. Most of these
links are free and each creates the possibility of an income
stream. The affiliate links are spread throughout the book. You
can actually get something for nothing.
The part I really liked; after you buy the 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
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
in the book.
Coming Soon: Stupidman Downloads and Copies a File Stupidman
Brands,Sends Email Attachment
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