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This post is really for my Australian viewers, or for those with an interest in the weather in Australia. With all the rain, floods & cyclones recently, it’s good to have a place to go to see what might be coming up in a particular area, or in the country generally.
I’m not sure exactly how long these interactive weather and wave forecast maps have been available, but since I only found out about them recently from my daughter, I figured there are probably lots of others who don’t know either.
First of all, head for the Bureau of Metorology website http://www.bom.gov.au and look for the map under the page header, sort of top centre middle of the page and click on the map.
This will open a page with several headings in the middle panel, you want the one labelled “Weather Maps” and the third item under that heading is “Interactive Weather and Wave Forecasts“. Click on that link to open up the maps page.
Here there are lots of choices of what to show, the area, timezone and period, which can be 2, 3 or 7 days. With some “show” choices such as temperature and windspeed, you’ll also be able to select the level.
Once you’ve made your selections, click on the ‘Generate” button and go down to the grey bar to animate. You can press the regular play arrow to give you an automatic time-lapse forecast, or click the + or – play arrows to step through the time zones one at a time.
The map to the left is a Surface Pressure and Rainfall map, while the one below is a Wind Waves map.
Internet marketers often work alone to generate income for themselves, but sometimes it can be mutually beneficial to form a joint venture with other like-minded folks working on similiar projects.
The ability to spread out effort and risk, while increasing returns, can be somewhat risky, but one worth taking because, if the exercise is successful, you have made a new friend and maybe even developed a permanent working relationship.
As with any worthwhile pursuit there are some core basics and guiding principles that joint venture participants should practice when seeking partners and executing a plan.
Before proceeding, it’s essential to know what a joint venture is. A “JV” is an agreement between two parties each seeking to cooperatively leverage the assets of each other, be it a skill, a product, a trade secret, or a customer or prospect list. In the case of an internet marketer, the agreement usually involves one marketer mailing to the other’s mailing list.
Once it’s been determined that a joint venture will be undertaken there are some fundamentals that should be followed to assure the best outcome.
Assessing your partner is a critical first step when forming a joint venture. Analyzing each other’s strengths and weaknesses and discerning each other’s agenda beforehand will serve to lessen negative surprises later.
Strategy development is an initial activity where both participants assess the viability of their effort and any potential obstacles to the outcomes they plan to achieve. Concurrently, the partners can set milestones and financial agreements during this period. A 50-50 profit split is most common. In some cases, a newer marketer may forego some of the proceeds in order to establish a presence in their market.
Once these tasks are found to be suitably addressed, the new associates can move on to carrying out the campaign. Of course, this is not a static operation. If time and duration allows, testing and improvement should be ongoing as the campaign proceeds to its conclusion.
Finally, the hopefully happy and prosperous end is reached and various goals realized. It’s important to note that any end-defining milestones should have been during the assessment and strategy sessions. This will prevent misunderstandings and promote further collaboration.
Another pointer is to aim high. Sure, rejection may be the first response, but perseverance rules the day and a big player could be the tipping point to reaching a critical mass of success and security.
Lastly, always operate with a win-win mentality while following the sequence. Do it right, and it will be the first of many join ventures…or the last one you’ll ever need.
For more information, you can get a free copy of “Joint Ventures: Tips for Successful Partnerships” from this link or by clicking on the book below.
Everyday, Giveaway of the Day offers one software title that is absolutely freeÂ – not a trial, not a limited version – but a registered and legal version of the software free for 24 hours to visitors of the site. You usually need to install and follow the activation instructions within the 24 hour period to get the fully functioning program free. The link is:
When you follow the “Proceed to Download Page”, there is a review of the product and even more useful, the user rating comments. The percentage of users giving thumbs up or thumbs will give you a very quick idea of how the software is perceived, but it’s well worth reading the comments to see if there any glitches or problems if you have any interest in the product.
There is also a Game Giveaway of the Day for those interested in games. The link is on the Giveaway of the Day page, but to go directly, use this link:
I haven’t used this site so cannot comment on the quality of the games, but several of the software titles have been useful to me so I check the first site out each day.
Review of ˜Planetsms Digital Monthly Mentorship”
A low cost mentoring program with tremendous value.
Many new online marketers are joining programs and sites that claim to mentor people to success, so is ˜Planetsms Digital Monthly Mentorship” any different from so many that don’t provide value, or is is one of the few that do?
I may be slightly biased in favour of this program – because I have been a member of John’s mentoring program since it began and have also bought products from him in the past. I’ve found that he always over delivers and offers great support; you might want to check out a couple of his other products here to get an idea of their quality before commiting to a monthly feeâ€¦
John’s mentoring program is still going strong after many months in operation, so although a great many of his other followers obviously find it to be good value too, I will endeavour to be objective in discussing this mentoring program so you can decide for yourself.
John Thornhill, known on ebay as planetsms, isn’t just promoting it as another make money from ebay™ type of product. He uses his ebay id as part of his credentials as a person qualified to teach others, as well as the fact that he has authored some best selling ebooks, and is an ebay powerseller.
What he says about the secret to success is to follow someone who is successful at internet marketing can’t be argued with, (provided they are teaching what they know and do to make money on the internet)
His monthly membership goes a lot further than just selling on ebay though. John teaches exactly what he does himself to generate multiple streams of income from the internet marketing arena in general.
Each month you get an email announcing that the new Digital Newsletter has been posted on the members’ site. Each newsletter reveals methods John actually uses to make money, and many of them are not just from ebay. The Monthly Audio/Video Training walks you through what he does and the strategies he himself employs. He gives details of exactly how to set up for maximum profit, with a step by step follow along video that any new marketer could easily follow. Clear and simple and with a full explanation of where he did what he did, how to do the same etc.
As well as the monthly digital newsletter, you get bonus material, all the support you need, special offers and the opportunity to ‘Ask a Question’. All questions are answered and the most popular are included in subsequent newsletters.
Included in the package are the tools required to help you succeed, e.g. private label/ brandable material to help you start your own online income.
You can also earn a generous 50% commission by promoting the package to new members.
Finally his price for membership is set at $10 per month (there are also other longer period payment options). In this John’s program differs from many other mentoring programs – most cost much more than this – so all in all, I believe that Planetsms Digital Mentorship Monthly is great value for money.
My recommendation would be to join and try it out, with the 56 day money back guarantee the small $10 risk is removed.