Instant Video Wizard

UPDATE: I’ve updated this comparison review to reflect changes in both Instant Video Wizard and Content Samurai since the post was first written. Both online video creators have dropped significantly in price since then and Instant Video Wizard has had a user interface re-design, now reflected in the screenshots below.

There’s a new video creation tool on the block called Instant Video Wizard which has just gone on sale today.

You may have seen a previous post I wrote about my favorite video creation tool – Content Samurai. I also have a more extensive review of Content Samurai here.

I got an opportunity to get an early look at …

WordPress SSL Secure

UPDATE: As of July 2018, the Chrome browser is now placing a Not Secure label to the left of http:// format web addresses in the browser address bar. That should be an incentive to get your site upgraded to use the https:// prefix, as well as the additional reasons below…

If you’re a member of Wealthy Affiliate, my #1 recommended affiliate-marketing course, you’ll have received an email from founder Kyle about the introduction of free SSL certificates for WordPress sites built and hosted on their SiteRubix system (members get free webhosting).

What is SSL And Why Is It Important?

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, a technical …

SyndBuddy Reviewed

In my previous post, I told you about a special offer on Joshua Zamora’s SyndBuddy content syndication tool.

I didn’t own the tool at the time myself, but I bought it a couple of days ago, while the special offer was still on, so I could get an in-depth look at it and to review it for you guys.

One thing I have to point out is that the Special Offer is now over and SyndBuddy has increased to $97 (one-time payment), still down from the $197 full price.

The Problem With Building Backlinks

If you create any kind of content online like blog posts, guest posts, write content for article …

SyndBuddy Box

If you create content of any kind, be that on your blog, creating videos, writing guest posts, publishing on article directories, etc., the one thing we all want is for people to see that content.

Driving traffic has been the bane of content producers for years.

Doing SEO has been the traditional way of getting content to rank in the search engines, particularly Google. But the SEO rules change a bit more frequently than we’d like. And then Google go and add new algorithms into the mix like the Panda and Penguin updates that upset the apple cart.

One day you think you’ve been doing things the right way and your sites …

Bad Customer Service

Every so often, I’m prompted to write a diatribe about some experience I’ve had. In this post, I thought I’d relate some bad customer service experiences I’ve recently had.

I’m an older dude who still plays video games.

I was there when Pong, the original tennis game made an appearance. And I’m still playing games several decades later. I’m in my 50s, btw, not some geriatric button masher. Not yet, anyway.

Video games aren’t just the preserve of the young!

I also like the Zombie genre. I bought a game called State of Decay back in 2014 which is a game that tests your survival skills following the Zombie Apocalypse.

This …

Email List Building Techniques Site Menu

Something that was annoying me on one of my sites was that custom links I’d set up in my main navigation menu would open in the same tab, replacing my site in the tab.

I prefer links to external sites to open in a new tab.

I thought that this opening in the same tab thing was a peculiarity of WordPress.

Turns out you can indeed open any menu links in a new tab if you want to.

There’s a hidden setting you need to access to enable this feature.

Go to to the Appeance -> Menus page. At the top right of the screen is a button called Screen Options. …

New cryptocurrency trading software

Internet marketer Luke Maguire has not had a product launch in over a year. He’s responsible for products like Instamate and InstaEasy.

Turns out he’s been off following a new passion – learning all about cryptocurrency.

And now he’s back with a new software tool for cryptocurrency newbies and enthusiasts called CryptoSuite. And this tool is designed to make it far, far easier to pick winning trades.

We’ve all heard that “The Money Is In The List” and that’s certainly true. But the money’s also in cryptocurrencies too. It’s just that investing and trading is a lot riskier than building an email list.

Luke has created a tutorial video

Iolo's Phoenix 360

Iolo recently launched a new product called Phoenix 360.

Through to the end of April you save 50% on this PC protection and tune-up software. This brings the cost of Phoenix 360 down from $79.95 to $39.97! This is a significant discount, as the RRP for all of the separate titles within Phoenix 360 is actually $239.65!

Phoenix 360 provides total performance, protection and privacy for your digital life. It is a suite of 7 integrated software products and multi-device applications that optimize the speed and stability of your computers, identify and remove malware, viruses, adware and spyware, protects and secures your online identity by helping ensure anonymous browsing, stops ad-trackers, …

Content Samurai

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Content Samurai is an online video maker that I regularly use now. It makes the process of creating videos very simple. It’s pretty much all point and click with a small bit of copy and paste.

I have a full review of Content Samurai here on one of my other sites.

A new feature has just been added to the tool – the ability to add motion video backgrounds into your videos. These appear behind your text and adding them into your productions is as simple as clicking a mouse.

Adding an animated video background, or several of them, into your videos has fantastic benefits:

Moving images attract the eye …

Making Money With Bitcoin

I got on the cryptocurrency train back in 2013 when I converted an old gaming PC into a mining rig.

I mined various coins and sold them off almost as fast as I generated them.

Buying Bitcoin directly back then was quite difficult. I eventually found someone locally who would sell me Bitcoin if I paid with a credit card. However, he charged a 5% “administration” fee.

That seemed expensive at the time. But then, Bitcoin was selling in the $100-$400 range.

At the end of 2013, it shot up to $1,200 in value. A 3X to 12X gain on my investment (depending on when I bought Bitcoin).

You only know when …