Introduction to India

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“There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won’t go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land, by its lush beauty and exotic architecture, by its ability to overload the senses with the pure, concentrated intensity of its colours, smells, tastes, and sounds. It was as if all my life I had been seeing the world in black and white and, when brought face-to-face with India, experienced everything re-rendered in brilliant Technicolor” said Keith Bellows.

The land of India

"Tigers in India"
India is a land which is a living embodiment for diversity and richness of culture. There is so much to see, so much to soak in; that one is compelled to return over and over again to this vibrant country.

‘Incredible’ is the word that defines India in so many ways. Misty and charming hill stations; long and sandy beaches; lazy backwaters lined by coconut trees; temple and historical sites; centres of art and culture and religious destinations with history of Hinduism ,Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism; are all entwined into the single thread called India. And that’s not all; there are treks, national parks and sanctuaries for the wildlife and adventure connoisseurs.

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I am changing my niche

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I can’t decide

Seems as if I am a woman who can’t make up her mind. I am seriously thinking of changing the niche of this blog. The original idea of this blog was to blog about “how to make money online, affiliate marketing, blogging, internet and similar topics” which I was doing on this blog anyway http://www.howtomakemoneyonlineideas.com. I don’t know why, I decided to change the whole thing and decided to blog on this domain name. It’s not a great idea to talk about the same topic on two different blogs.

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Internet users in India

According to the Word Bank, the percentage of internet users in India is 7.8%. The graph below shows a steady increase in internet usage from insignificant to 8% by the year 2010. It’s a phenomenal rise.

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5 weird ways to promote your boring website

If your website is looking a graveyard with no activity, you really need to do something about it. The thing is; how the hell do you get the traffic? If you have tried everything from commenting on other people’s boring blogs besides yours, tried article submissions, submitted to social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Linkedin and the rest of the usual stuff) and nothing has materialized and still dreaming of becoming an internet success story; then there has to be some other ways to promote your website.

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Five ways to make money online without spending a dime?

Many people are of the view that to make money online, you need a website. But as a matter of fact you don’t. For some businesses, it is very true; to make money, you have to spend money. However, in the World Wide Web, it is possible to make money without actually spending anything at all.
So here are some ways to make money without spending anything at all;

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Internet marketing is a great career choice

Internet marketing is a great career choice. It provides you with lots of personal freedom and allows you to give your family a level of financial security that a j-o-b simply doesn’t offer.

But it’s not for everybody – weed out the day dreamers from the doers. Now it’s time to take real action. Don’t just sit there and think about how great it would be to own a profitable home business! I have made it happen, can you do the same. Will it really happen if you do not do anything. Get out there and make good things happen for you starting right now.

Here is a basic checklist that you can convert into your own, personalized action plan:

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I Am Being Googled?

I was on the Google keyword tool trying out some keywords for a niche blog and I happened to type my name in the search box. To my surprise, I realised that I was being searched on Google. I was amazed and confused at the same time. There are at least 210 to 390 searches. Why would anyone Google my name? Why would anyone look for Shalu Sharma on Google? There are several reasons why anyone would try to look for me. One thing is that Shalu is a very common name in India. It is derived from the name “Shalini”, almost everyone called Shalini is automatically renamed into Shalu.  It’s something like Michael to Mike. The title “Sharma” is a very popular surname in India. So perhaps it’s not me at all.

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How To Murder Your Blog

If you are fed up with your blog and no longer want to live with it, there are certain ways you can kill it. Here are some tips if you really want to murder it.

Spam other sites..

You can spam other sites using the comment feature. You can write useless comments such as; “great site”, “nice post”, “thanks for sharing” etc. Pick a site and do this on every single post of the website. Sooner or later, the blog owner will be get fed up with you and filter you to the spam corner for good. Move on to the next site. Oh yes don’t forget to leave a derogatory remark; sexual or racist remarks will do the trick.

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RSS Submission Directories List

Submitting RSS feeds is a great way to promote your website. This allows you to promote all past and upcoming blog posts. Here is a list of the RSS submission sites where you can submit your RSS feeds and get back links to your blogs. RSS feeds do a great job of indexing your pages quickly. Most of these sites allow you to enter your website details such as desired keywords/description, so use it wisely.

This list is in progress meaning that it will be updated periodically. New ones will be added and the ones that have gone out of business will be removed. Feel free to add new ones or your favorite ones. Bookmark this page so that you don’t have to keep coming back.

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How to Make Your First $1,000 Online

Ask any blogger what they want to achieve out of their blogging activities and most of them will tell you that they want to make money out of it. But it’s a hard thing to do but not impossible. Making money online is down to 2 things; creating content and then letting other people know about it. You combine them together; you are half way there to making the money you want from the comfort of your own home. One thing is important; you have to believe that you can make money online. The moment you think you can’t, you are out of the rat race. So here is a plan on how to make your first $1,000 online.

Pick One Method and Stick With It

One of the biggest mistake people can make when it comes to making money online is to get stuck in the “eBook rut.” In other words, they spend months and months just reading eBooks without actually taking any action.

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How To Create a Webinar – Complete Guide

Your Essential Webinar Tools

Hosting a webinar isn’t all about being a speaker who delivers the goods; it’s also about having the right goods to get the job done. I’m talking about the essential webinar tools you’re going to need to make a great first impression.

Let’s talk about some of the tools you’ll need to have in place before you host your first event:

Webinar Software to help you create a webinar

This one’s a given. You can’t actually get people to your webinar if they have no place to go. It would be like trying to hold a live conference without having a physical conference room to send people to. Your webinar software is the location for your event. Like a live venue, you’ll want to pick something that the audience will be comfortable with, that they can reach without too much trouble and that has the facilities and features they’d expect when they arrive.

Two common webinar software programs are Go To Webinar and Adobe Connect Pro.

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If you’re still not convinced that a premium theme is right for you, there are a couple of other options worth checking out. All are free and offer a good support system, important no matter which theme you ultimately choose. … Read more