May, 2010

Harnessing China’s Production Power

Harnessing China’s Production Power

For years, Michael Masterson has been encouraging his readers to start a side business, preferably on the Internet, in order to develop multiple sources of income.

With many hundreds of millions of dollars to his credit, Michael certainly knows a thing or two about how to do it!

He says the simplest way to start a successful side business right now is to harness the production powerhouse that is China.

“First,” he says, “you find a popular product that is selling for about $100.”

“Next, you find someone in China to knock it off and sell it to you for $10.

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Put Some Lead in Your Pencil!

I’ve written before about what to write about when you’re "stuck."

How-to articles are the perfect antidote to writer’s block. But if your goal is to create content for your e-mail newsletter or website to attract search engines, you cannot rely on them every time. Thankfully, there is another type of article that’s remarkably simple to write. Your readers will love it — and so will the search engines.

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The Language Perfectionist: “Who That?”

A reader of this column asked about the proper use of who and that.

Here’s an often-cited quip by George Bernard Shaw: "The government who robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul."

Shaw is regarded as a skilled writer. But is his use of who correct? Not according to language guru Charles Harrington Elster. In his useful and entertaining style guide What in the Word?, Elster writes: "It is a grave sin to use who of things, as in ‘the company who.’"

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Train X Times Per Week

Train X Times Per Week

You learned how to put together a savoury, healthy, and variety-filled Sunday football feast, vegetarian-style, in part 5 of my interview with fitness expert,…

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