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I’m switching mailing list providers

Hi everyone. I just wanted to let those of you that are subscribed to this blog’s mailing list know that I’ll soon (like n the next few days) be switching mailing list providers. So from that point onwards all my mailing list broadcasts will become from Ymlp (Your MailingList Provider) instead of Aweber.

Why switch? Well, the only reason is cost. I like Aweber, but finance are a bit tight for me recently, so I have to cut costs where I can and Ymlp offers the same service at a much more economical rate. Also I rarely send out e-mails so I can’t justify paying $29 for a service that I infrequently use. However, aweber is great if you’re one of those big shot online marketers who sends e-mail on a very regular basis and you need advanced analytics and other such fancy pants features.

So yeah just a heads up that my next broadcast will be coming from Ymlp so don’t panic, unsubscribe, or flag the e-mail as spam. It will still show in the “From” field as “Alan’s Money Blog” so you know it will be from me.

Thanks for your attention and I wish you all the best.



Freelancer.com acquires vWorker

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Hi everyone. I’ve got some news to share with you regarding another acquisition by the popular freelancing site Freelance.com According to the news release (below) they’ve just bought another competitor. This is good news for all of us internet entrepreneurs as it gives us an even bigger market of coding talent to dip into. Inversely it means an even bigger market for coders to offer their services to.

I encourage you my dear reader to start a project on Freelancer.com today. Start something. The road to internet entrepreneurship is not easy to follow but it is worth it in the end. I personally wish you success, and if you need advice or a helpful and supporting word I’m always available. You can find my contact info in the About section of this blog.

For those of you who are interested here is the official news release:

Freelancer.com is proud to announce that we have just acquired vWorker!

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, vWorker has over 2.5 million enterprise and professional users from around the world, who have been paid over US$139 million through the site from 1.3 million projects.

Founded by Ian Ippolito in 2001 originally as RentACoder.com, the marketplace was one of the earliest companies of its kind in the world. It rapidly developed an exceptional reputation for attracting quality programmers and grew at an astonishing pace. From 2007 to 2010 RentACoder.com was named by Inc. magazine as one of the 5000 fastest growing private companies in the USA. In 2010, Entrepreneur Magazine called RentACoder “one of the hundred smartest, most innovative, hands-down brilliant companies on our radar”.

Originally focusing on programming and IT-based work, in 2010 the site expanded to include a wide selection of work categories including graphic design, writing and more. To reflect this expansion, the company changed its name to vWorker – short for “virtual worker”.

Over the next few days, we will be migrating vWorker users onto Freelancer.com. This is great news for our existing users as it makes the world’s largest marketplace even stronger with over 6.6 million professionals! This means more employers, more freelancers, and more opportunities. Current employers will see greater variety and competition among freelancers in the marketplace, while current freelancers will see a marked increase in the amount of work available on the site.

To celebrate this milestone for the Freelancer community we’d like to offer you:

1 FREE Featured project upgrade + 3,000 Freelancer Credits

There has never been a better time to get work done on Freelancer, so why not post a project now!?
Post a Project FREE now!
Matt Barrie

Freelancer.com Acquires Scriptlance

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Hi everyone. I’ve got some news to share with you. Freelancer.com has acquired Scriptlance. I used Scriptlance quite a few times and they had a great platform in place. I can’t say that I’ve used Freelancer.com for any projects yet, but I did browse around their site and I do like their interface. I’ve referred a few developers and users to their site as well and so far nobody has contacted me saying that they were not satisfied with their experience, so I think it should be pretty safe to use Freelancer.

This acquisition means that the previous Scriptlance page will be taken offline and all existing Scriptlance Clients and Coders (developers) will be imported into the Freelancer.com site.

What this means for all you previous Scriptlance affiliates is that you’ll have to signup for an affiliate account with Freelancer.com now and change over your links. A bit of a pain in the backside but *shrug* what can you do, that’s life sometimes.

Good luck to you all,

Alan out

The Ultimate Money Guide for Bubbles, Busts, Recession and Depression

< Just released:
New blockbuster book
by Martin D. Weiss!

Dr. Weiss has just released his new book — The Ultimate Money Guide for Bubbles, Busts, Recession and Depression — and already it has soared to the top of the charts on Amazon.

In this fully updated and expanded edition of his latest New York Times bestseller, Dr. Weiss shows you …

  • Why even the shocking trillions in bailouts and guarantees Washington has handed out have not been enough to prevent a new debt crisis (page 31) …
  • Why Wall Street cheerleaders, top economists and our leaders have been so wrong at every stage of this crisis — and why listening to them now could cost you up to half your wealth in 2011-2012 (page 38) …
  • What REALLY can happen if your bank fails — what the FDIC insurance covers and what it does NOT cover … why many depositors could be very disappointed (Chapter 6) …
  • How to find safe insurance companies, the best life insurance policies and the best annuities. What insurance agents never tell you … policies nobody needs but almost everybody buys … plus much more (Chapters 7, 8 and 9) …
  • The ultimate alternative ETFs for reaping wealth in the worst of times. Follow these steps to help protect your portfolio and reap far larger potential gains (Chapter 11) …
  • 3 shocking reasons why Wall Street ratings on stocks and bonds are dangerous. Hidden conflicts of interest, bias, payola, cover-ups and scams that could lure you into deadly investments (page 41) …
  • Your home loses another 20% of its value — but THIS investment wipes out your loss or even hands you a profit. The five-step hedging strategy every homeowner should be using now (page 173) …
  • 5 easy ways to spot the REAL bottom in stocks and bonds — and use it to help pile up massive wealth in a recovery (page 193) …
  • How to maximize your bond market and Treasury yields with safety: Six simple steps (page 209) …
  • Dividends: Your next great income opportunity. Four simple steps to find stocks with steadily rising dividends (page 217) …
  • The best time to buy gold — 700% profits possible! Get your timing wrong, and you’re likely to lose a bundle. Get it right and Katie, bar the door! How to invest in gold, gold ETFs and mining shares during a depression (page 229).

The table of contents — plus sample pages — are available here at Amazon.

Hard copies are available online and in bookstores.

Plus, you can download the book instantly for the Kindle and for the Nook.

Questrade is offering fee rebates to customers who invest in mutual funds

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Hello folks. I a previous post of mine I mentioned how my stock broker – Questrade – was giving people 10 free trades when they open a no-fee RSP account. Well since then I learned about another special promotion that they’re offering and I though all you Canadian traders and investors may want to know so you can take advantage of it.

The promo is in regards to investing in mutual funds. Questrade is offering fee rebates to customers who invest in mutual funds via both registered and non-registered accounts. What this means is that you save on trading costs. Pretty cool!

Personally I’m not into mutual funds (I prefer to invest in individual stocks) but I know there are tons of Canadians that don’t have time to do what I do (stock pick) so mutual funds are a great way to invest in the stock market without putting much effort on your part. Getting some money back from Questrade when you invest in mutual funds makes good financial sense. To help you figure out how much you’ll save they even have a rebate calculator on their site.

Now that you know about this deal if you wish to find out more about this broker or their special mutual funds promo hop on over to the Questrade homepage.

Good luck and happy investing!


Questrade no-fee RSP now comes with 10 free trades

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Hello my dear fellow Canadians. I just got word from my stock broker – Questrade – that their no-fee RSP now gives you 10 free trades if you open an account by March 1’st. I just thought I’d let you all know in case you’re looking for a no-fee RSP account.

To find out more details see the Questrade homepage.

Like I said this is a limited time offer.

Wishing you the best.