This is My Personal Web Page and Blog, that you are on right now. This is where I showcase my Poetry Writes and Other Interest
There are Teasers Poems here, with their links to their Pay Per Click Publishers site. They are here to spark your interest in what it is that I am doing with them. And to make the site a little more manageable and appealing to the eyes.
I am also going to be using this website like an On-Line Resume.
Who is Sinbad the Sailor?
Does any of us really know who we are?
I am just a guy trying to get by, like every other person out there, trying to make ends meet. I have been on Social Security Disability since my last accident, which happened at a Major Fast Food Chain. In Las Vegas NV In late December 1997. When I re-injured my back already fused; from an injury nine months earlier. And Then My Third Back Surgery took place.
Things got worst, my wife filed for divorce and ended up leaving me. My Mother several uncles and a cousin died. I should correct myself I didn’t start getting Social Security Disability until the year of 2000 round about March. Yes things were hard and I was getting a little crazy, but hey that’s life or a version of it.
True I am a slow learner, but it’s time for a change.
So here I am again trying to get back up and start walking on my own two feet. I will be trying different INTER-Net ideas and jobs such as Clickbank, Google Adsense, and some Affiliate Programs to start with. Maybe I’ll try eBay again.
But, the first time I was buying and selling on eBay.com was back in the year 2000. So I bet it has changed a lot since then.
So More About Me, I Have Three Great Kids and a Friend Here and There
But I have distance myself from them or they from me, or almost everyone associated with my past. I was never the kind of person who is too close. I don’t know why you really have to be around me all the time or your not. I am a loner type of guy, I guess? Yes, that is what you would call it. I don’t really click with too many people all the time or all that well. I guess my ex-wife felt that the hardest, after my third back surgery.
It Was a Hard Hit for Me, My Divorce.
So I was trying different things, to try and get over that (My divorce). I joined a Pool League at the local bar and a Dart League, and of course, I drank some, not as much as most, but enough to get lost in my situation. Which naturally got better for a minute and then right back to worse.
I took a five-hour course on the internet and some of the money making ideas that were going around back in 2001 or so.
I then got the bright idea to sell Leather Goods online. So I invested a little money with Yahoo Sitebuilder and their business plan.
(A Web Hosting Program)
I got a Tax Id and built a store, with over four hundred and fifty different Items in it. This took me about two months only because I invested a lot of time and effort night and day until it was done. More than eight hours a day for that two month period. Now this includes getting the accounts, setting up the pages, filing the DBA, filing the Tax Id, etc. etc. Now most of this, it can be done On-Line. But still I needed to find a product to sell and then a true whole seller and not a middle-man!
Which there are hundreds of if not thousands out there these middlemen. So this took about five or six hours and a lot of reading. Now there are those out there who claim it is not hard work to start an On-line business and for someone who loves to read, and comprehends without any trouble technical jargon and Html. Merchant Systems and their setting up, then it’s a snap. All though these things are a little overwhelming at first, they are soon mastered.
The Important Things to Remember Are 1, 2, 3’s and the A, B, C’s
I mean, things need to be done before you even start and in a certain order.
First and foremost the best anti-virus and firewall you can afford, that’s software, but there is also a hard firewall which if I would of have I’d already have a Thriving On-line Business, but I did not.
So the very first time I was open to receive funds, I was Hacked!
About an hour after I had open the store for the first time to receive funds. Someone actually took control of my home computer, not the server, but my home computer and wiped out most of my files. And they were able to over-ride the restart and off buttons. So I had to physically unplug the computer from the wall.
Now I Can testify That This Can and Does Actually Happen
I learned the hard way! There are evil people with a lot of time on there hands, who push the fine lines of playing around and stealing, to plain out destroying others work and dreams.
This is a good world with bad people in it, so protect yourself and your work and the privacy of your customers. True the programs in place today, verse those of eight years ago are better, but so are the hackers and thieves. That is because there are tons and tons of money flowing through these hard wires and airwaves, billions if not trillions of US and foreign currency.
The simpler your Site is the better, my first store was a rather large On-line store for ITS time. I had every page linked to the others and there were about fifty links to other websites, which I was affiliated with. A big money machine and traffic system were in place, but It never got the chance to fly, because I didn’t back up the Store. I didn’t have the disk space on my system at the time.
As I Said It was a Large Store for 2003
So I did the wrong thing. I lost my focus and got discouraged. I still had a little money left so I talked myself out of trying to make money on the Inter-Net. And I tried to sell things at the local bars. I sold some things, but it was hard and the people always wanted everything dirt cheap.
Because the area was in a recession. You can’t run a business out of your car to well. True it can be done, but the time involved is not apparent to the layman and he soon becomes discouraged. I had other things to do. I didn’t date or go out unless it was on a League Night.
Other than that I’d stay up all night listen to sad songs. While I soaked my sorrows away, in My Hot Tub. I did this as often as I could, about three to four times a day (Man I truly do miss my Hot Tub) and then I’d walk down to the local bar, shoot a couple games of pool and close the bar down, with the nightly bartenders.
I was there so often, that they eventually asked me to Captain a Pool Team or, at least, play on some of their teams, that play out of their bar. Which I did for the last eight years. I have played on at least one team, if not two or three teams and on three different nights. One for Valley and one for BCA and now for ACS. Pool Leagues and drinking were now my new things to do.
The other thing I didn’t do was a Market Research Search on my items, to see what it was, I should be trying to market On-line. Naturally I pick an item in the lower percentage, about the third lowest. For all the times I tried. I was still missing key steps.
Not that this is a problem, if these are the things you love to do. And which I was doing then; drinking and shooting pool. But still you got to pay for the doing of them; at least sometimes. (Hustler) pool shark Beware! No, I am very rusty nowadays. I need to practice because it does make one perfect.
Now choosing something to Market or Sell in these lower percentage groups or items. Is not all that big of a problem, IF you know, that you’ll have to do it better or cheaper than the many, many competitor’s, that are out there. An in your same exact field.
So do a whole lot of market search before you choose to sell anything On-line. You will do best if, you have a unique Item or Product. Third and most important find a place to get answers to your questions. Which will often times bring a lot more questions. And then just commit yourself to setting up the system that will almost run itself.
True there are a lot of systems promoted as an auto-piloted system, but to my knowledge they still need to be built, maintained, check on, and updated. Which can become very hectic for our novices and truly hard on the beginners. Which I am still one, a “beginner” Because, I have given up so many times already, but darn it all to hell! I knew then and I still know there is money to be made. Maybe not the Million Dollar a quarter or even a year, but some type of income. That will only grow as it becomes more and more noticeable On-line.
Now, this is not to say, that you can sell crap for too long and expect to stay afloat. Word of mouth can make or break you overnight. I have lived a very hectic life and the things that keep me from going crazy are just now starting up. That would be my pool league nights and my poetry writes and my short stories as well. I use to be a SCUBA diver a long time ago and I miss that dearly.
So I am trying to get back into that too. So drop by ever now and again and check me and Sinbad out from time to time. Come and see what we are up to. I’ll have a Blog set up here very soon. And then maybe we can learn from each other as we go and grow.
Thank you for taking the time to check this site. And reading this boring About Me Page.
A Little Bit More About Me
After all, it is my personal Web Site that you are on, ya know?
And this is the About Me Page. Well, I am a US Navy Veteran, I am forty-something years old, now today 03/23/11 although I feel much older than I am. I am still quite young.
I am or was a Certified Advanced Open Water SCUBA Diver Certified by PADI, an All Position Welder, Mig, and Stick Certified. I built Semi Trailers and Train Cars, and Special Heavy Hauler Trailers. I was a Ramp Coordinator for the US Navy, along with being a Bus Driver, Taxi Driver, Semi Truck Driver, Armed and Unarmed Security Guard, I have many other experiences.
I am a Divorce Father of three, two boys and a girl! I don’t think I am a grandfather yet, but it could happen any time now. They are now old enough to get stupid quick.
It does happens to us all somewhere down the line, I would think. That is love, I am talking about, we all get twitter-pated at some point as that old Owl, from Bambi would say.
I have watched a lot of TV and Disney movies as if you couldn’t tell. I don’t read many books, I try to avoid reading as it is such a task, for me to still do. I have and still do read the Good Book from time to time, though! If too that you could not tell.
I have a broken Heart and a messed up Back, but I am still somewhat mobile. Although I am on disability, I have tried to get off several times and back to work. Several times and I almost made it once, but now I have other disabilities that keep from working full time. And for any length of time. This is cause now from the long-term prescription drug usage, of the past twelve years and counting.
Which is and was for the pain I had and still have. And I have a new addition to my collection of messed up disks an L-2 compression fracture, I receive just a few weeks ago in April of this year 2011 I have no choice I must or I got to live with pain. I drink more often now than not, but I am cutting way back to do this, here stuff that I do sometimes.
I have bouts of depression from time to time, for no reason at all, more often when the kids come around and then leave for months at a time. I have problems with short term memory, which seems to be getting better since starting this venture and attempting to earn additional income, but I am not sure, I forget the little things, the daily things still.
I live with two roommates as of this posting in march of 2011 and we are all struggling to make ends meet. They are a little older than me and are about as broken down and as tired as me. One is still humping it back and forth to work, but he is a miserable old soul if you would ask me, so don’t, I won’t tell.
I am trying to get involved with the local American Legion Post, I figured I can help do something if only I support the Club’s Bar. That’s something no? Well, it sounded good, to me anyways. Well, I got Other Stuff to attend to, I think?
CYA Later Taters!
Thanks for stopping by.
Donnie/ Sinbad the Sailor Man