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Promote your site, join my webrings…

I run a number of webrings on Webring.com – joining one of these is still a great way to promote your website for next to bugger all, and I’ve recently been expanding my portfolio of webrings that I own / run.

Here’s a selection of the best ones…….

For a full selection of them, visit the “Mission Control Centre” for all my rings HERE.

For a small fee, you can also have your site featured on them.

Get these domain names out of my sight….

You may recall back in December ’07, JD got a smidgeon too carried away snapping up domain names for Domain name investing / Domain name parking purposes…….. and as I’m a bit on the skint side right now as a result, and not quite raking in the amount of money I was hoping for from this, I have this lot available to get shot of (or for “rent”) if anyone’s got a use for them:

http://Year-2008.co.uk

http://Year-2008.me.uk

http://Year-2008.org.uk

http://anti-scam.co.uk

http://anti-virus-online.co.uk

http://boxersonline.co.uk

http://boyracersonline.co.uk

http://chickenkorma.co.uk

http://chicken-korma.co.uk

http://dating-adverts.co.uk

http://dating-adverts.me.uk

http://datingadverts.me.uk

http://digital-snapper.co.uk

http://digitalsnapper.co.uk

http://electricity-online.co.uk

http://fly-earth.co.uk

http://flyearth.co.uk

http://it-vibrates.co.uk

http://needs-batteries.co.uk

http://planet-earth.me.uk

http://scarborough-north-yorkshire.co.uk

http://ubore.me.uk

Any / all sales shall be handled via SEDO – The World’s leading Domain name market place.

If none of these I have for offer suit, check out: http://domainspage.co.uk/

Menu / blogroll – a change of plan….

I’ve decided to make the “Top 10 Links” bit in the Blogroll menu into a “Favourite websites by other people” and unlimit the number of sites I add to it…. except it seems the silly person who created this WordPress blogging software forgot to include a means to change the name of the categories if you decide to make a decision such as this.

Some new sites from JD…..

In the past month or two, in order to try rake in more advertising dosh from my sites (chance would be a fine thing), I’ve been knocking out a few more websites to try make use of them.

Here’s a couple to keep you going:

BritishAngling.co.uk – A Directory of all the top UK fishing websites in one place, along with a couple of Fishing book Amazon aStores I already had going for one of my existing fishing websites + Ebay Auction listings for fishing items.

JD’s PC Security site – A site to help you keep your PC more secure from the ever increasing annoying little tw*ts threatening your PC’s security & privacy with Viruses, Trojans, Spyware, Malware, Spam, Phishing……… and basically try make some use of some of the Anti-Virus / Anti-Spyware / Anti-Spam / Anti-Scam oriented Domain Names I snapped up since December 2007 (when I got a little carried away, and snapped up over £650’s worth)

.. and still the domain name purchases have continued at unabated pace (guess that’s my bank balance f*cked next month)

Yup, I’ve bought more of the buggers… the latest and last being http://planet-earth.me.uk

I also came up with the idea that http://fly-earth.co.uk / http://flyearth.co.uk might be a good name for a flights website & http://needs-batteries.co.uk a good one for selling electronics / gadgets whether I park the domain or otherwise

I lost count at around 85 – 90, but created a full (and regularly updated) list of them here:

http://www.jduck1979.co.uk/html/domains_-_all.html

Also in addition to SEO services from Submitnet, my http://jdpages.co.uk site now also has a domain name buying facility via SEDO – as well as the original intention of providing small businesses the opportunity to have a simple “web presence” webpage (which to date hasn’t had a single taker-upper, like the rest of my business).

More Domain names!?

Early this morning, through ’til just before lunchtime I had the urge to bag a few more domain names:

http://english-christmas.co.uk

http://xmas-christmas.co.uk

http://yourxmasonline.co.uk

http://houndturd.co.uk

http://dogturdonline.co.uk

http://hot-and-desperate.co.uk

http://thesitewiththelongestpossibledomainnameicouldthinkof.co.uk

and finally………

http://thesitewiththelongestpossibledomainnameicouldthinkofonline.co.uk

Of course I was laughing and pretty pleased with my purchases until the resuming of this week’s bad luck with getting hurt by some of those I consider my very closest online friends from the past 8yrs I couldn’t live without doing a pretty good job of trying to get struck off my list of people to get Christmas Cards & Presents for 🙁

JD’s Domain name purchasing rampage

Alright, so yesterday (Sunday) I had a bit of an urge to purchase a few extra domain names, and ended up with this little lot:

http://yorkshirepage.co.uk
http://waggler-float.co.uk
http://duck-family.co.uk
http://duck-family-shop.co.uk
http://garden-page.co.uk
http://snappersonline.co.uk
http://whitby-north-yorkshire.co.uk
http://scarborough-north-yorkshire.co.uk
http://ruswarp-north-yorkshire.co.uk
http://british-angling.co.uk
http://britishangling.co.uk
http://north-yorkshire-photographs.co.uk
http://north-yorkshire-photogifts.co.uk
http://railway-photographs.co.uk
http://insurance-and-loans.co.uk
http://unbore.me.uk
http://you-bored.co.uk
http://ubore.me.uk
http://screwonline.co.uk
http://screwonline.me.uk
http://my-webgames.co.uk
http://webgamesonline.co.uk
http://mywebgames.co.uk
http://webgamespage.co.uk

I think there were 24 of them in total, but I lost count a few times part way through.

http://screwonline.co.uk – I bought because I thought it was funny. Made my ribs hurt like hell. I was originally looking to see if http://screw.me.uk was available, but some bugger had already registered that ‘un and http://screwonline.co.uk was the funniest alternative (at least at the time).

Some were bought to try nudge some of my existing sites up the search rankings, while the rest were bought to try rake in a few extra quid either by creating yet another website of my own, or by Domain name parking via SEDO.

JD’s now in business

As some of you may know, I’ve now gone into business for myself.
Having been stuck on unemployment benefit since August 2000, and things looking as though I’d stand more chance of seeing Pamela Anderson running naked down the street outside than finding someone to take me on, I figured I may as well finally have a crack at starting my own business.

I was initially considering starting my own computer business, building & tweaking the things…. but that was ruled out when my “project PC” I’m now building this site on had me completely flummoxed as to why the hell it wouldn’t work, and I had to get a relative to finish it off when my previous desktop PC self-destructed from old age last December (2006)… but I can do memory upgrades if anyone wants me to.

I also ruled out selling crap on Ebay full-time due to the fact previous attempts at that have only resulted in the sale of 2 jigsaws, and being stuck with 3 or 4 watches I bought at wholesale off Ebay in the hopes of making a profit on them (anyone wanna buy a watch?).

Eventually I figured that as I was getting really rather good at photography….. especially having bought my first ever digital camera in March 2006, allowing my life-long snap happy tendencies to go totally unleashed, without being restricted by the restrictive number of shots a roll of film can take (and paying a small fortune to have it developped), I may as well have a shot at flogging a few of my pictures…. and maybe do a bit of website design on the side.
Eventually I figured that as I was getting really rather good at photography….. especially having bought my first ever digital camera in March 2006, allowing my life-long snap happy tendencies to go totally unleashed, without being restricted by the restrictive number of shots a roll of film can take (and paying a small fortune to have it developped), I may as well have a shot at flogging a few of my pictures…. and maybe do a bit of website design on the side.

To cut a long story short, it was finally launched as a genuine business on 24th September 2007 under the guidance of the Whitby Business Development Agency, with me having been “conscripted” onto the NEW DEAL 25+ Self-Employment option.

JD’s Photography & Web Design