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*Crickets*

Hey all, still here.  I’m working with the new owner to get everything transferred, so CGR will resume shortly.

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Two Days Left

Well, it’s been fun, but the reserve price for this site has been met and there’s only two days left in the auction.  Soon, someone else will be the proud owner of Can’t Get Rich.

I started this site over a year ago because I thought John Chow was the coolest guy ever.  In the time since then, I’ve learned a great deal about making money online, and most importantly that there are better ways to make money than selling ad space on a blog.  That said, I’ve had a lot of fun writing for this site, producing the podcast, and meeting some of the big names in this “industry”.

I’ll make another post when the auction is over.  Until then, why don’t you check out my new site: GamerBlag - A Community Driven Gaming blog.  Don’t bother to remember the name though; Apparently, I’m violating someone’s trademark and need to pick a new one.

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If You’re Not Using Prosper202, You’re a Moron

Prosper202 is incredibly awesome.  If you are doing anything more than the simplest forms of PPC, you can’t afford not to use this software.

I’m aware that this is old news, but being the king of poor decisions, I put off using it until a friend of mine brought it up roughly ten thousand times in one conversation.  Knowing that I had nothing to lose and an extra, useless domain kicking around, I installed it and setup some campaigns.

I know P202 has plenty of features, but if I could sum up the whole package in one awesome word, it would be this: Graphs.  So many graphs.  I love graphs.  They show me how my campaigns are doing, which keywords and demographics are working for me, how many clicks I’m getting, what my ROI is, etc.  If you’re a graphophile such as myself, that one feature would make the whole thing worth it.

Without P202, my campaigns would be nowhere near as optimized as they are now.  Thanks to its reporting features, I can easily see and subsequently axe ad groups that aren’t performing well, adjust CPC, and pretty much make the most use of my money.  Just as an example, I’m running a bunch of dating ads on Facebook.  I created a ton of ads for a ton of demographics and let them run for a week.  At the end of the week, my ROI was pretty dismal: 20%.  After looking through my beautiful graphs and reports, I was able to determine which demographics were performing strongly and axed the others.  After doing that, the next week I had a 96% ROI, and nearly as much profit as the previous week.  Much rejoicing was had.

So, in short, go download and install Prosper202.  If you don’t have an extra domain, just buy some cheap .info and stick it on there.  It will more than pay for itself.

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And the Dust Settles

Looks like the Clickbooth vs Wickedfire drama has ended.  Apparently, some sort of settlement was reached outside of the court room.  You can read about it here.

It sounds like there was a whole lot of misunderstandings and half-truths on both sides.  I’m just glad I managed to stay out of the whole thing (go ahead, type in ‘clickbooth’ in my search bar.  You know you want to).  For those of you keeping score:

  • Wickedfire - 0
  • Clickbooth - 0
  • Lawyers - $$$,$$$

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I Don’t Want an EeePC Anymore

Instead, I want one of these bad boys.

It’s about time Dell came out with their EeePC clone. I read about it months ago, and I’ve been wondering what kind of specs it would have. Well, they seem pretty good:

  • 8.9″ screen
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB solid state drive
  • Internal Wireless G
  • Bluetooth
  • 1.3 Megapixel web cam

That, and it’s only a little more than 2 pounds. Sexy.

I’m curious to see what kind of battery life it gets. If it clocks in around 3 hours, I’d say that this is the travel laptop I’ve been looking for.

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