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Tedious & Mundane Tasks

I think that there are few things more tedious in this world than website design and development.

Sure, it has it’s highs – the first sale for instance. But actually sitting there hour after hour doing things like checking the links are all working, or adding images or creating a list of products is just so boring and tedious.

I have spent my day doing the latter as part of the members area on megatoolkit.com. There are well over 150 products in the members area for download, and each product has to have a small image 70 pixels in width which links to the corresponding zip file for that product, a title which also links to the zip file, information on how big the zip file is, what kind of rights the product has (user, resell, master resell or private label), and a short description for the product.

This seemingly simple task involves unzipping the product, finding a software cover, copying it to photoshop, cropping it and resizing it and saving it as a JPG to another folder. Then have a brief read through the sales page to find out what the product is, before coming up with a short description. Probably about 2-3 minutes work per product.

After you’ve done 10 products it gets boring, after 20 products it becomes tedious, after 50 products you have seriously lost the will to live.

I don’t know why I’m writing about this, maybe I have to get it off my chest or else I’ll explode. Or maybe it’s because I want people to start appreciating how much work goes into a seemingly simple website, I don’t know.

Hopefully any other webmasters out there can empathise with my problems.

But whatever happens, megatoolkit.com will be massive so it will all be worth it in the end.

Welcome To My World…

Welcome to my world, you can tell it’s my world because the domain is called PeterClaridge.com…and that’s me, therefore my world. And it’s not for sale.

I’ve decided to start this blog because it’s looking extremely likely that in the near future I’m going to be rich. Very very rich.

And I want to keep a journal of my path to riches online to share with others in the hope that it inspires, infuriates, shocks and motivates people.

If you feel any of these emotions, or others, when reading this blog, post a comment. Don’t be shy. I won’t bite too hard.

Tomorrow will be my first proper post.

Making a start…

Today I have written a long to do list of everything that needs to be done and everything that I would like to get done.

Basically it’s split up into two different sections, Business and Personal. Business refers to the projects undertaken by myself and and another online entrepreneur, Paul Bulford, Personal refers to my own personal projects which I do when I’ve finished Business stuff. I’d class this blog as Business and Personal as I’ll be discussing both here 🙂

So on the Business front, I have to finish off the backend of our new project, megatoolkit.com. This is a massive resource and membership website which costs $297 for a membership. We’re hoping to make enough money on this one to proceed with all our other projects, so it’s like a stepping stone to bigger things. I’ll also be setting up a website called trafficbombs.com which creates unique content for search engines in order to rank highly for hundreds of keywords.

On the Personal front, I want to create a nice little “adsense empire” of 25-50 niche content websites. These sites will all have various articles on specific niches. My aim is to have them all earn at least a dollar a day from adsense. So far I have 2 of these sites but they’re not earning a dollar a day yet! My next site will be a travel site offering visitors free travel tips.

This week is going to be extremely hectic, the main priority is to finish my end of megatoolkit.com and to set up trafficbombs.com. If I get anything else done it will be a bonus.