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Shindo Life codes – free spins and more


January 11, 2021: We’ve added a new code to our list and removed the expired ones

There’s a Roblox game out there for everyone, whether it’s running away from Piggy, or looking after cute pets in Adopt Me! But recently one game in particular has risen to massive popularity: Shindo Life. Originally called Shinobi Life 2, the game is a re-imagining of the original Shinobi Life, a Naruto-style ninja game where you explore an open world, and fight against opponents in the arena, using your martial prowess and abilities. But you can also use spins to get freebies, which can make your character stronger.

That’s where our Shindo Life codes list comes in. Here we’ll round up the latest free codes in the game so you can claim some free spins and power yourself up. We also explain how to redeem the codes in-game lower down the page.

If you find this article helpful, be sure to check out some of our other Roblox content. For more freebies, try our Roblox promo codes guide. We also have a list of Prime Gaming loot, which often features new Roblox cosmetics!

Here are the latest shindo life codes:

  • RELLspecsOut! – free spins (new)

Expired list:

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  • 700k!
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what are shindo life codes?

These codes are given out by the developer of Shindo Life, and they offer in-game rewards, but most notably, they give you free spins.

how do i get more shindo life codes?

What you really want from Shindo Life codes are free spins, and you can get these in-game by completing daily quests or leveling up. You can also join the Rell Games Discord to see when any new codes are posted for the game.

how do i redeem shindo life codes?

In order to redeem these codes, you need to cycle through the in-game menu to the ‘edit’ section. In the top right you’ll see ‘YouTube codes’. Tap here to enter your code, and then the redeem button, to get your rewards!

If you want to play Shindo Life for yourself, you can download Roblox on Google Play and the App Store. For more recommendations, we also have a list of the best Roblox games!

Business and Life Lessons From Tony Hsieh, former CEO of Zappos – CharlesNgo.com

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I had a “holy shit” moment when I ordered from Zappos for the first time.

This happened over a decade ago. I chose the slowest shipping option to save money.

I expected the shoes to arrive in 7 to 10 business days.
My shoes arrived the next morning.

Keep in mind that this was years before Amazon made 2-day shipping the standard.

There were other little things I noticed about Zappos as a customer.

  • Other companies hid their customer service phone number to save on costs. Their phone number was boldly on the top of every page.
  • I called their customer service and expected the agent to be overseas. Nope. She was located in Las Vegas.
  • Most companies had a 30-day money-back guarantee. They had a 365-day money-back guarantee.

Zappos set the standard for customer service on the internet. Because of their initiatives, the rest of the eCommerce world had to step their game up.

Their former CEO, Tony Hsieh, was the heart and soul of the company.

For those of you that don’t know, Tony Hsieh passed away last week at the age of 46.

I usually don’t pay too much attention when a celebrity passes away. But Tony’s death felt different. I lost a big brother that I never had a chance to meet.

I read Delivering Happiness in 2010. It was the first biography I’ve ever read. While I researched and went over my notes, I didn’t realize how many of my personal philosophies were based on his.

I didn’t want to just share a picture of him on social media. Tony spent so much of his life sharing his wisdom. The best way to honor him would be to keep his teachings alive.

The following are some of the best lessons that I learned from Tony Hsieh.

The Value of Customer Service

“To WOW, you must differentiate yourself, which means do something a little unconventional and innovative. You must do something that’s above and beyond what’s expected. And whatever you do must have an emotional impact on the receiver. We are not an average company, our service is not average, and we don’t want our people to be average. We expect every employee to deliver WOW.” – Tony Hsieh, CEO @ Zappos

Every company wants to have great customer service, but none of them are willing to do what it takes.

Zappo’s is known for their customer service. That wasn’t a deliberate strategy at first. They were broke and couldn’t afford marketing.

The levers to business growth are simple:

  • Increase new customers
  • Increase average order value
  • Increase repeat purchases

They couldn’t afford to market to get new customers. Their inventory was limited, so it was difficult to increase the average order value.

They realized that improving their customer service would encourage existing customers to come back.

Now “good” customer service isn’t simply answering emails faster.

Tony’s goal was something called the “wow effect.

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It’s when there’s a huge difference between what the customer expects and what actually happens. This difference causes a flood of positive emotions. The positive emotions lead to word of mouth advertising and repeat purchases.

Here are several ways that they “wow’ed” their customers:

  • They’d upgrade people to free overnight shipping.
  • They staffed warehouses 24/7. This isn’t cost-efficient from a logistics perspective. But this meant they could fulfill orders a few hours earlier.
  • They put their customer’s happiness over their own profits. If the customer wanted a shoe where their size was out of stock, the agent would stop and research. If they found it available on a competitor’s website, they’d tell the customer to buy it there.
  • One woman had ailing feet. She ordered 6 different pairs of shoes and returned them all. Zappos sent “get well” flowers to her.

Yes, these things cost money. But it worked so well that they didn’t need to spend as much money on marketing as their competitors did.

75% of their orders came from repeat purchases. Great experience means people are more likely to refer their friends.

A few years ago, I went to a workshop for some business training. The material was good, but I couldn’t help but think about how little effort they put into it. I spent several thousand dollars for the workshop, and they didn’t hook us up with lunch.

Later on, I launched my Super Affiliate Intensive workshop. I was motivated by Zappo’s philosophy of the “wow” effect. I sat down and brainstormed all the little things we could do to give people a “wow” experience.

This lead to:

  • I figure everyone’s nervous when they’re flying in the first night. We had a welcome party at the hotel bar. We also had a goodbye party on the final night.
  • The events were held at a nice hotel. Every lunch and dinner was catered.
  • We had goody bags that included copies of Cashvertising, USB sticks, etc.
  • A binder full of slides, notes, etc.

We calculated that giving the “wow effect” cost me an extra five figures for each event. I didn’t care. I did it because I wanted to elevate from a workshop to an unforgettable weekend experience for people.

You don’t have to spend a ton of money to deliver the wow effect. Here’s a story from this weekend.

I ordered a succulent from Etsy the other day and had a wow experience.

The plant was carefully wrapped. She included a handwritten note thanking me for supporting her business. She threw in a few stickers of succulents.

I’m going to buy all my succulents from her from now on.

My fiance is into Korean skincare. One of her favorite websites, Sokoglam, offered her a Zoom consultation with a skincare expert. She learned so much about her skin, and is now a loyal fan of their website.

The online shopping experience is becoming more commoditized. We go online and 1 click whatever we want from Amazon.

Going the extra mile for your customer is one way to stand out in a crowded world.

The Similarities Between Poker and Business.

After selling LinkExchange to Microsoft for $265 million, Tony started getting heavy into poker. He spent an entire summer diving deep into poker strategy and analysis. What he found fascinating was the similarities between good poker strategy and good business strategy.

Here are some of the highlights he shared:

1. Don’t confuse the right decision with the individual outcome.

It’s possible to make the wrong decision and have a good outcome.
It’s possible to make the right decision and lose.

Imagine if you were dealt AA pre-flop. This is the strongest pre-flop hand in poker. The guy has 10 10. The outcome? He got lucky with a 10 on the river giving him Triple 10’s.

You would win 81% of the time.

You made the right decision, but it was the wrong outcome. The worst thing you can do is to change your future behavior based on that.

This happens all the time in the real world. It reminds me of survivorship bias or anecdotal evidence.

I used to work in a gas station. Every day people would come in to buy scratch off tickets. One of my regular customers paid $1 and won $100.

That’s an example of a wrong decision with a good outcome. You think he walked away with his winnings? Nope. That’s how they get you. That encouraged him to play the lottery even more. He thought he was lucky.

He eventually spent several thousand dollars over the summer before he stopped. He didn’t make his money back.

2. Table Selection

Table selection is choosing which table you’re going to sit down and play it. This is the most important decision you can make in poker.

Would you rather play at a table with 9 mediocre tourists who are drunk or play at a table with 9 fresh aspiring poker pros?

This applies to choosing which markets you want to be in.

Think about Goldilocks…it has to be just right.

You want to make a pet training program focused on raising tigers. The market is too small.

You want to compete with Amazon and Walmart by offering the lowest prices. That might be too competitive. That’s like voluntarily sitting at a table with Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu when you don’t have to. And on top of that, you don’t have the right bankroll for that table.

Tony realized that business had several advantages when it came to table selection. He could create his own table aka create his own market. It reminds me of what Cameo did.

A poker table has ten seats. In business, you can increase the size of the table. He entered the existing shoe market and made the table even bigger. Poker is a zero-sum game.

3. Don’t play games that you don’t understand, even if you see lots of other people making money from them.

Tony dabbled for a bit in day trading and stocks. He hated it because he didn’t understand it. He didn’t have an edge. And he realized that with trading, he wasn’t building anything.

An example from my own life is real estate. I’ve been getting pressured to buy real estate from my parents and other people for the past few years.

Are people making money from real estate? Yep. It’s a great investment for the right person.

Not me though. I’m not “handy.” I don’t have an edge in it.

Could I learn it? Sure. At what cost, though? I rather spend that time and energy getting stronger at the things that I’m already good at.

I could invest $150,000 in a house with the goal of renting it out. A better option? I could invest that money into online businesses where my skills can contribute to growing it.

This reminds me of bright shiny object syndrome. When you’re jumping around from one business to another, you’re not going deep.

Going deep is how you build unique knowledge. 

Don’t Outsource Your Core Competency

Zappos started off by drop shipping from brands in America.

A customer would make an order.
Zappos would send a message to the shoe company.
The shoe company would send the shoes directly to the customer.

The problem? This was the late 1990’s. Not many retailers had the ability or the desire to dropship.

This meant Zappos didn’t have a complete selection of shoes. They certainly didn’t have many shoes that customers actually wanted.

It would take years to build some of these relationships with the shoe companies. They figured out a “hack.” They could buy a local shoe store that wasn’t doing too well. Doing that would mean they “grandfathered” into many of the relationships with larger brands.

Their office lobby pretty much became a shoe store to make it official.

Next, they pivoted from a dropshipping model to holding inventory. They partnered up with a company called eLogistics to handle their warehousing.

It was a disaster.

They were losing 5-figures a day because the salesmen oversold what their company could actually do. Tony and several employees moved to Kentucky for several months to build their own warehouse.

“We learned that we should never outsource our core competency. As an e-commerce company, we should have considered warehousing to be our core competency from the beginning. Outsourcing that to a third party and trusting that they would care about our customers as much as we would was one of our biggest mistakes.”

So many companies want to outsource different parts of their business. You can work with a 3PL to handle your fulfillment. You can work with different agencies to handle your marketing. You can hire headhunters to recruit your employees for you.

Figure out what your core competency is and keep it in house.

Getting the Culture Right

Culture’s such a buzzword in the tech world.

It’s not a set of values that the top executives brainstorm on a company retreat. Culture isn’t catered lunches, and bring your dog to work day.

It’s a set of shared values, goals, and attitudes of an organization. It’s how you treat each other on a daily basis.

Tony realized the importance of culture when he was building LinkExchange. They hired the smartest people they could find. Not all of them were a great culture fit. It was obvious that some people were only there for the money.

It created a toxic environment for him, where he dreaded coming to work. He knew there was a problem when he hit the snooze button seven times one morning.

At Zappos, he wanted to develop and protect the culture at all costs.

One thing that Zappos is amazing at is filtering out people who aren’t a great culture fit.

You have to pass both a technical test and a culture test. They don’t want assholes working at the company. Zappos is based in Las Vegas. They have a lot of people flying in to interview, and they’ll get picked up at the airport.

Everyone thinks that the hiring test starts once you sit down in the office. What actually happens is the chauffeur is taking notes on how you’re treating them. Someone that treats a driver like shit isn’t someone that they want to hire.

Everyone that gets hired at Zappos goes through the same 4-week training program. This involves two weeks of customer service at the phones. This means helping pack the boxes. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Vice president!

And finally, there’s the famous $2,000 test.

Every potential employee goes through 4 weeks of intense training. After that, they get the offer.

The offer is $2,000. They’ll pay you $2,000 to quit.

Tony believed this is the best way to filter people out. If someone is overwhelmed by the experience, then this gives them an easy way out.

It reminds me of dating. Some people have “tests” to see if the person is a suitable mate. Tony had this because he wanted to find a suitable employee.

Resumes and interviews can only go so far. You can see how competent they are during the training.

But an offer like this? It’s the final test to see if you’re a good culture fit.

So my question is, what kind of culture do you want to build at your company?

How are you going to filter for it?

Are You Willing to Do What it Takes?

You can’t be good at everything. Strategy is about making deliberate decisions on what you’ll be great at, and what you’re willing to sacrifice.

Zappos has some of the best customer service in the world. Can you name a single memorable ad from them? I can’t. Not investing in marketing allows them to put more resources into customer service.

Costco’s strategy is low prices. That means their warehouses are ugly. Their website is horrible. Those decisions contribute to low prices.

Noma was awarded the best restaurant in the world 4 times. They had 2 Michelin stars. They had a waitlist for months. Then he shut the restaurant down.

Why would the owner do such a crazy thing?

“Routine can be comforting, but it’s also a killer for your creativity,” Redzepi says over lunch at Restaurant Barr, which now occupies the original Noma site. “It was time to change, not just the physical address but shedding off the old routine, moving into something new, building a small urban farm.”

In Remembrance of Tony Hsieh

I did a lot of research for this article. I skimmed through Delivering Happiness again, read a dozen articles, and watched every speech of his that I could find on YouTube.

It didn’t occur to me how much of an impact he had on my thinking. I read Delivering Happiness when it first released back in 2010.

I looked up to Tony because I didn’t have a lot of Asian-American role models. Yes, there are Asians in technology, but most of them tend to be behind the scenes as developers.

Here was Tony as the face of a billion-dollar company. To me, he was the Bruce Lee of entrepreneurship.

For the longest time, I believed becoming wealthy was the key to happiness. That’s how society trained me to think. It’s that mentality that pushed me so hard to succeed in affiliate marketing.

And then I became a millionaire at 24. I was slightly happier because I didn’t have to worry about debt anymore. But it wasn’t this life-changing thing I expected it to be. Then I read up Delivering Happiness.

Whoa, here’s something who went through the same thing. Obviously with way more money though.

That led me to a journey to studying happiness itself. Reading the book gave me the courage to pursue my dream of living in Asia for a few years.

Thank you Tony. Thanks for being unapologetically weird. Thanks for showing me you can build a brand while remaining humble. Thanks for showing everyone the need to find a higher purpose in life than just making money.

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How to change your beliefs (this trick will change your life)


Beliefs are a tricky thing. We all have some beliefs that we are totally aware of that guide how we move through life. We have political beliefs, beliefs on how to raise kids, religious beliefs. The list is endless. 

But then there are another set of beliefs that are hidden. 

I call these beliefs invisible scripts–truths so ubiquitous and deeply embedded in society that we don’t even realize they’re guiding our attitudes and behavior. Like water to a fish, they surround us even if we don’t know it.

That may be jarring that you have hidden beliefs that guide your behavior, but I do have good news–you can change them! But before we get to that, let’s take a look at how these invisible scripts work. 

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How these hidden beliefs control your life 

I can almost guarantee you that you have some beliefs deeply embedded in your mind that you don’t even know about. 

Here are a few examples: 

“I should buy a house”

“I should be married by 30”

“I need to go to college so I can be successful”

Let me ask you this question, where did these beliefs come from?

Some are reflections of our societal values, while others may be the result of peer pressure. Whatever the case, these hidden beliefs need to be brought into our awareness so we can decide if they serve us or not. 

Which brings me to my next point about these invisible scripts–they can either be helpful or harmful. In fact, there are some that you might really believe in even after realizing that they’re invisible scripts.

Take the invisible script Ramit inherited from his parents that made him value education. Ramit came from a childhood where he and his family had to be very mindful about their spending. But somehow, whenever an educational expense came up, his parents found a way to pay for it. 

In this situation, Ramit noticed a hidden belief that actually helped him get to his chosen destination, so he kept it. 

That’s okay as long as you realize any invisible script you adopt has the power to shape your life tremendously — especially when it comes to money. Over time, certain negative scripts become traps, and their power to hold you back increases significantly.

Now, let’s get into how to identify and overcome your invisible scripts. 

5 steps to identify and overcome these beliefs 

Below is a step-by-step process that you can use to identify and ultimately overcome any invisible scripts that are causing obstacles in your life. 

Step 1: What’s really important in your life?

This is an important step. Before we can decide which hidden beliefs serve us and which hinder us we have to get clear on what it is we want. 

For many people, they may have goals such as finding a romantic partner, or getting a different job, or starting to get financially secure. It can even be as simple as having more fun! 

You don’t have to put your whole life in review at this step. Just think about what you want out of the next year or two. After that, let’s move on to step 2. 

Step 2: Who are the types of people who have what I want?

Next, you’ll need to think hard on what types of people actually have the things you listed above. 

It is very likely that your psychological defense mechanisms will come up at this step. That’s why it’s important to reserve any judgement and honestly explore who these people are. 

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Step 3: Write down the differences between those people and you

After you write down the assumptions you have about the differences between those people and you, I want you to think about it differently. 

I want you to ask yourself, what if these assumptions are not true?

For example, if you want to go out 4 times per week and think about what type of people do that, you may find yourself saying something like, “so you’re saying I have to hang out with a bunch of idiots and spend thousands of dollars per night?”

Woah, no one is saying that!

That is called an extreme reach barrier because you’re immediately assuming to achieve something you have to go to the extreme. That’s not true at all. 

After you write down all of your assumptions, ask yourself, what if we can just take these away?

Step 4: Ask yourself, what if those assumptions aren’t true?

Some assumptions you may come up with fall into specific buckets. One of them is called “the natural fallacy”. 

You may say that person is just a natural or he went to that school or lived in that city. This serves you by explaining away how someone else has what you want and you don’t. 

Naturals are very, very rare. And what you think is a natural is normally someone who spent a lot of time building a skill. 

If you strip away assumptions like being a natural, all that is left is you simply haven’t taken the specific steps as the person who has what you want. 

Step 5: Eliminate the common fallacies and look for others

One of the deepest helf invisible scripts is “this is always the way it’s been done”. This is one of the more dangerous ones because there’s so much history powering the hidden belief. 

We’ve all been passed the phrases and code words by our parents and grandparents that reinforce these beliefs. Here’s a few invisible scripts that are based on “it’s always been done this way” fallacy. 

“I’m 27, I should have my own apartment by now”

“I should work harder”

“Online dating is for weirdos”

Can you think of any others? If so, write them down. Just simply being aware of the invisible script will allow you to free yourself from it’s shackles. 

Finally take control of your habits

These hidden beliefs at their core are just habits of the mind. With the information in this post, you now have the step-by-step process on how to master your beliefs. 

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5-Step Formula for Women to Bring their Business Ideas to Life


If you have a great business idea, then it’s important you find creative ways to bring it to life. This is the only way you’ll see your dreams come true so it’s time you need to take action immediately. With that said, I’m surprised at the amounts of women who have awesome ideas but don’t have the resources or know-how to take their idea to the next level. 

Over the years, I’ve worked with many women helping them start a business, while also teaching them how to better show off their expertise and passion. For many women that were already in the workplace, but looking for a better job or position, it was also important to show them the importance of having a great online profile and personal resume. Sometimes it’s not just about the continued education and work experience, but also using the right action verbs and showing off your expertise in the right way.

Whether its through a traditional resume, a social profile or even an established business, it’s important to make sure you understand what your goals are and knowing how to attain them. and would love to share some of the advice with you. I believe if you have a clear path on what to do, you’ll be able to build your business and make your dream come true sooner than you think.

Today, we’ll be looking at the following:

  • Research
  • Getting started online
  • Design
  • Marketing
  • Outreach

Research

For your idea to come to life, you need to know who your audience is so you know if you have an actual market. Many ideas fail because there simply isn’t a market for the idea of the audience is way too low. With no one reading your content or purchasing your product, you’re going to have a hard time engaging people and increasing sales. The good news is you have a free way of starting your research through Google search. I like to type in a keyword related to my idea and see what type of search results pop up. If you have several sites show up in the search results, then you know you have a popular idea and will be able to make money from it. 

I know many of you get nervous when you see others already doing the same thing as you, but I love it because it gives me a chance to learn so much from them. By studying your competition, you’ll be able to find out about your audience, what marketing methods work, what you should focus on in terms of products and content. Once you have done your research and know you have an audience, you can move onto the next step.

Getting Started Online

It’s time you register a domain, and this can be done on sites like GoDaddy.com. I recommend choosing a domain which represents your brand and is no more than 8-12 characters. The shorter the domain, the easier it will be for people to remember, and this means they won’t have a problem coming back to your website. 

Once you’ve registered your domain, you can purchase hosting so you can go live with your website when it’s time. The hosting package will depend on the type of business your running, but I would recommend starting with a simply shared plan. This is very affordable and allows you to upgrade as your business continues to grow. I know when starting a business, the costs can get very high so it’s better to always start with the lowest possible plan and upgrade after. With your hosting plan, you’ll be able to install WordPress which is a free platform used to build websites. There is an installation tutorial in the backend, and it doesn’t take more than a click of a button.

You have your domain, hosting and WordPress installed. Before you start thinking about a design, I would watch a few tutorials on using WordPress if this is your first time. There are a lot available online and on YouTube. You have access to many free themes but before designing think about the following –

  • Your main colors
  • Your purpose
  • Layout (visit other websites to research)
  • Font
  • Navigation

Design

The design of your website will either increase or decrease engagement so it’s important you do your research to get it right. One way is to study your competition and see what they have done with their website. They’ve been around longer so I’m sure they know what works and what doesn’t.

Just like how we referenced the importance of creating a professional resume or online profile that can help you stand out from the crowd, the same can be said about your website or blog. It needs to look professional and grab the interest of the user, while also gaining their trust in the process.

Visit 2-3 competitor blogs and take some notes on their design before implementing them into your site. Here are a few things I know work very well –

  • Font – make sure the font you are using is very easy on the eyes. The more readable, the more engagement you’ll get because visitors won’t leave. 
  • Color – use colors that are easy on your eyes because hard colors push people away. I’ve been on so many sites for only a few seconds because the colors would be too hard to look at.
  • Right sidebar – this is the best location for the sidebar because people are used to it. Right sidebar has become accustomed for many bloggers and readers expect to see the sidebar there. This is a great place to add banners, recent posts, new products and services. 
  • Top navigation – have the menu at the top because this is the first thing you want people to see. They’ll be able to explore options and navigate to where they want to go. 

Marketing

For any business to be successful, you need to find creative ways to market it. But, the internet has expanded your options greatly so start exploring what’s available. I recommend starting with social media marketing because you can increase brand awareness for very cheap. I’ve advertised on Facebook for a penny a “Like” and this has gone a long way to building brand awareness. To further increase your loyalty, you should create a brand page so people can join and follow. 

You should also do a quick search on Google, and read resources on other marketing channels because there are a lot of good ones available. I would recommend the following which I have tried and tested –

  • Social media (Facebook)
  • Adwords.com
  • Bing.com
  • Media Buys

It’s all about trial and error because some will work better than others. Make sure you try each one for 30 days and keep track on the statistics. By doing this, you’ll know which traffic source has brought the best amount of traffic and what channels convert. Marketing can get expensive so make sure you set a monthly budget so you don’t overspend. I like to set a budget of $3.00-$5.00 per day, and I’ll let it run for 30-60 days.

Outreach

One of the best ways to build your brand quickly and it costs nothing. This requires a lot of effort because you need reach out to other bloggers within your niche. It’s a mutually beneficial relationship because you are both promoting each other’s business. Imagine reaching out to a fellow blogger who has 100,000 twitter followers? This can generate a lot of traffic in a very short time. Start by creating a list of blogs within your niche and getting in touch with the owner. It helps to interview them or create content based on their brand because this increases the likelihood of them sharing your website afterward. The key is to contact them genuinely and let them know what you are trying to do so you can work out an agreement helping each other.

The best way to do outreach is to not give up after contacting a blogger the first time. Sometimes, you’ll hear from the blogger right away, and other times you’ll have to do a quick follow-up. 

Final Thoughts

If you have a great idea and you want to bring it to life, then follow the steps outlined above. These are proven steps and I’ve worked with women in the past setting up blogs, doing research and marketing. Try out different things and stick to what’s working for optimal success.



What is Domain Parking and Domain Life Cycle? | Windows VPS Hosting Blog


Domain Parking is a term that means Register a Domain name for future use and put a coming soon or Website is Under construction Page. There could be different reasons and benefits of Domain Parking that you will find in this Blog.

You can register your domain for 1-10 years at Domain Registrar. After the Registration period is completed, it is important to renew your Domain before it gets expired. Handling this situation, it is very essentials to understand the Domain Life Cycle Process. We have described the complete Domain Life Cycle Process in this Blog.

What is Domain Parking?

As we say above Domain parking is a process that registers a domain with Domain Registrar. This is a stand-alone domain not associated with any services like email services or a website. Parking of a domain can be done by reserving a domain for future use. You may use these particular domains to protect against issues such as cybersquatting. Here, the domain registrar will need to set the name servers for the domain. Domain parking will show the page result that includes a message such as Under Construction or Coming Soon. This web page result is not set by the domain owners. It shows that the domain name is parked successfully before the website content has been uploaded.

What are the Benefits of Domain Parking?

(1) Reservation of Domain Name

You can use Domain Parking for reserving a domain name. It is always a good idea to reserve the domains that are suitable with your business. At present, the ideal domain names are already taken while the remaining domain names are sold quickly on a day by day basis. We should not wait to buy a domain until we have substantial web content ready.

Domain parking is the best solution to this problem. Parking a domain is a convenient process that saves a particularly chosen domain for later use.

(2) To Prevent the Cyber Squatting Problem

Cybersquatting means registering similar or identical domains from third party Domain Registrar and sell it at a higher cost compared to the current market price.

Anyone can register a similar domain name as your website and they will demand a high amount to sell this domain. To prevent this issue, you can register the identical domain names and park these domains using Domain Parking at your Hosting Account.

(3) To Earn Income while the Domain is Parked

The purpose of use for domain parking is not only for a domain without hosting a website. On a parked domain, you can display the advertisements of any business. When the visitors visit the website, this increases page per clicks and the traffic of your advertisements page. You may generate an income from this. This is a way to recover the registration cost by earning from advertisements.

Another way of earning additional money is Domain flipping. Many domain names may be more valuable in the future after its effective marketing practices and visitors to your website. You may have registered these domains at a low cost, but now you are looking to sell this domain and set it as Park Domain and wait until someone asks you to purchase this domain. You can put your contact details on the parking page and get a deal for it. You can make income by adding additional profits this time.

(4) You No Longer Require the Website

While you are using multiple websites for your business, there are times that you may no longer need certain domains. You may simply decide to create a new domain or you no longer want to use that particular domain to host your website. In this case, you can park this domain and wait for the domain expiration. Remove your hosting content and run a few advertisements on this parked domain to earn income until your Domain Registration period is completed.

What is Domain Life Cycle?


Presently, there are thousands of domain names registered every day. Those who are interested in purchasing a domain will require understanding regarding the life-cycle of a domain name. There is a standard process to follow for domain registration and domain expiration. Here, the following includes detailed descriptions of the domain life cycle. The main points include everything from domain available to domain deletion.

(1) Domain Name Registration/Available

At Domain available stage, anyone can purchase a domain from Domain Registrar. This is the first stage of the domain life cycle. It shows a fresh and unregistered domain that is not used by any customers. You can search for any domain as per your requirements and register for a certain time. There are many domain registrars available to register a domain. The minimum time limit for domain registration is one year, and up to 10 years. It is also called Domain Available Period.

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(2) Active Status

Once you complete the Domain Registration process, your domain will become active and fully functional. You can also renew your domain at Active status however it can’t be renewed more than 10 years which we mentioned in Available status. You can transfer your domain during the Active Status.

(3) Expired Status

This is the time when the domain’s registration period is over and domain enters in Expired Status. Based on Domain TLD, Expiration period vary from 30-45 Days. Once Domain reached to Expired status, all the service related to Domain like website and Emails will not work. Domain Owner can renew the domain from the expired period by paying a renewal amount without any additional penalty. Domain status will be changed to Active once it is renewed.

(4) Redemption/Grace Period

After Expired status, a redemption time takes place. For example, when you do not renew your domain during the time of the expired period, it will then enter into the redemption stage. In this stage of the domain life cycle, the owner of the domain can still renew the domain, but they need to pay additional domain redemption charges.

The redemption period will live until 30 days before moving the domain into the next stage of the domain life cycle. From here, the owner can re-register the domain or hand it over to new customers. The pricing of the redemption period will depend on the registrar.

(5) Termination Period/Pending Deletion

At this stage of the domain life cycle, it is not possible to renew the domain. If the domain’s redemption period is over and you have not renewed the domain, then it will enter the termination period. This period is also known as the pending deletion. Domain will remain in this stage for 5 days. After 5 days the domain will be removed by Domain Authority.

(6) Available for Registration

Domain will be available for registration again after few days of deletion. At this point, no one has control over this. In other words, the domain is up for grabs and anyone can register it.

What is Domain Transfer?

This process relates to the transfer of a domain from one registrar to another registrar. While you are required to change the domain registrar, you must also be aware of the few points:

Domain Transfer Process requires an EPP Code (Extensible Provisioning Protocol). Once you are looking to transfer your Domain, you can ask for an EPP Code from your current registrar and pass the same EPP Code to Domain Registrar where you want to transfer your Domain. After receiving the correct EPP Code Gaining Registrar will start the Domain Transfer Process. During Domain transfer, you will receive an approval email to your Registrant Email Address to validate Domain Transfer. According to the ICANN policy, it may take 5-7 days to complete the Domain Transfer Process. You will receive an email confirmation after the successful Domain Transfer.

If you are looking for the complete Domain Transfer Steps. Checkout AccuWeb Hosting > Step by Step Domain Transfer Guide.

Here are the Domain Transfer Prerequisites :

(1) Domain must not be in locked status at Current/Losing Registrar.
(2) Domain must be 60 Days Old.
(3) Domain must be in Active Status.

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Conclusion:

Learn the Domain Rules for Best Practices Before you put together content for your website, be sure to learn the ins and out of the domain world. Keep up with your domain life cycle, and make sure you keep it up to date. Knowing how, when, and where to register, along with all the rules regarding how domains work can help you and your business thrive online.

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Turning 35 – Thoughts on Leaving Affiliate Marketing, and Life – CharlesNgo.com

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I turned 35 a few days ago.

Where did the time go? Has it been five years since I wrote my 30th birthday blog post?

I’ve read so many books that encourage us to think long term – we should look ten or even twenty years into the future. What’s the big vision?

I can’t think that far ahead because the world innovates and changes too fast.

Instead, I like to think in terms of five-year increments. Every five years represents a different “era” of my life.

It’s a pitstop for me to step back and ask myself, is my life heading in the direction that I want?

So I want to give you guys a glimpse into what has happened in my life for the past few years, and what direction I want to head into.

I’ve become a more private person over the past few years, so it’s uncomfortable for me to reveal so much about what’s going on my head.

But I think that some of you might have a lot of similar feelings, and hopefully, some of my thoughts can help you.

Looking Back At the Past Five Years

Constantly Moving City to City

I move a lot – it’s surreal actually to see it written out.

  • Age 26 – Atlanta
  • Age 27 – Bangkok, Thailand
  • Age 28 – HCMC, Vietnam
  • Age 29 – Atlanta
  • Age 30 – Atlanta
  • Age 31 – Miami
  • Age 32 – Miami
  • Age 33 – New York City
  • Age 34 – New York City
  • Age 35 – Atlanta

Moving sucks – it’s stressful and expensive. You don’t know how many times I had to sit through upsells when signing up for a new gym.

So why did I move so much? I love exploring. There’s only so much you can understand about a place from a one week trip consisting of Tripadvisor’s Top 5 things to do. 

Each place I lived in changed me to some degree. The cities taught me to see life from various perspectives.

I’m back in Atlanta, and I don’t plan on leaving anytime soon. 

I had a realization a while back. My parents are in their early 60’s. Let’s say that they live for another decade, and I only see them once a year for the Holidays.

That means I’d see them less than ten times for the rest of my life. Would I be ok with that? I couldn’t.

Now that I’m back home in Atlanta, I get to see them every week. I get to make memories with my baby, Nephew. I want my future children to have a relationship with their grandparents.

I did consider other places to live in. New York is fun, Socal would be great for networking. Other states don’t have taxes, etc. But at the end of the day, relationships and family are what matter to me the most.

I made a full circle by coming back to ATL, but I’m not the same man that left it a decade ago.

Building AFFcelerator

When I turned 30, I had the goal of building a second company. I wanted to do something besides running campaigns all day, plus it’d be nice to have multiple sources of income.

There wasn’t a strategic decision to build AFFcelerator. I started sharing information on this blog for fun, and people kept asking me to offer training.

I did a free seminar at ASW 2015 that had around 500 people show up.

I told myself, let me offer a workshop at a high price point, and see what happens. I didn’t think that many people would sign up at the five-figure price point, but we ultimately ended up selling out.

We ended up launching around 25+ in-person workshops over the next few years, and the Lead Gen Engine online course this year.

I learned a lot about business from AFFcelerator that I couldn’t get from just running campaigns all day, and I’m proud of all the success stories we created over the years.

Relationships and Friendships

I thought I would’ve been married and have kids by now (with my ex-girlfriend). But life happened differently then what I imagined.

One thing I did right in my late 20’s was to stop dating around and to start thinking of each relationship as potential wife material.

Someone might be an amazing girlfriend, but you need time to evaluate if you two can work together marriage wise. 

  • Are you two on the same page when it comes to children? 
  • What is it like to live together?
  • Do you get along with each other’s families? And if not, how can you manage that?
  • What are your values on money? Fights about money are the #1 reason about divorce. 
  • etc.

And if that doesn’t work out, you have to start the process all over again. Unfortunately, this isn’t a split test that you can run as much as you want.

It’s a race against time due to biology. I’m fortunate to have found someone that I want to spend the rest of my life with.

Let’s talk about friendships – I’ve noticed that it’s a topic that not a lot of people talk about.

If I think back on who my closest friends were at the age of 30, I’m not close with most of them anymore. Each one has its own story that I rather keep the details private out of respect for everyone.  

I think society places too much focus on maintaining friendships. There’s a certain level of pride with “I’ve known this person since high school.” 

Guess what?

People and their values change. Environments change. Or maybe you discovered that the friendship was never a good fit in the first place.

If a romantic relationship doesn’t work out, it’s better to end it and to go your separate ways.

That’s the way I feel about friendships.

I’m grateful to anyone who was a friend to me, and I’ll cherish the time.

But some friendships aren’t meant to last forever, and I’ve made my peace with that.

Health and Fitness

I went back into Brazilian Jiujitsu a few years ago and I earned my blue belt. I’m still actively training several times a week and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. That’s my main source of exercise, and I supplement it once a while with Yoga and running.

Even though I still look young, I don’t feel young. I’ve had to lower my amount of BJJ training because it takes longer for my body to recover from each class.

I have to moderate my drinking because recovering from a hangover’s rough.

If I have a terrible night of sleep, then I’m a zombie the next day. Whereas in my 20’s I could chug a Redbull and walk it off. Good habits are more important than ever, and there’s less margin for error.

Now I need to monitor my testosterone levels, and I have to screen for cancer each year. 

I’m more aware of my mortality than ever. Life can end sooner than you expect.

It’s scary to see on the news that someone passed away from an illness or an accident, and realize that they’re younger than I am.

Whenever people think about health, they’re always thinking about their physical health. Society hasn’t paid enough attention to mental health.

Getting rid of social media was one of the best decisions of my life.

I don’t need to “flex” about my life and see the # of likes / comments to validate myself. I don’t need to fill my brain with updates about people I don’t really know.

Those engineers in Silicon Valley will figure out ways to make technology more addictive over time. I’m actively fighting against it for my personal life.

Financials

I made some dumb decisions when it came to money in the past few years. 

The first one was buying an Audi R8 when I moved to Miami. I knew it was a dumb decision, but I bought it anyway.

“Hey you’re young, you only live once!”

And next, is losing a ton of money in Cryptocurrency

It always sucks losing money, but I learned a ton from these experiences. Learn from your mistakes but don’t ruminate over them. I rather make these kinds of mistakes while I’m young so that I can benefit from them for the next few decades. 

Learning

I’m not going to do a deep dive into what I’ve learned work-wise because that has been sprinkled throughout the blog over the past few years.

What has surprised me is how much I’ve learned about human behavior and emotional intelligence.

I had low empathy a few years ago. I wasn’t a sociopath, but for the most part, I didn’t care too much about how others felt. I felt everyone else was “soft” and needed to toughen up. 

Living with my girlfriend changed that – let’s just say she wouldn’t let me get away with some of my more Pendejo behaviors.

I also had some experiences dealing with toxic and narcissistic people. You can’t form a relationship with certain people, and it’s better to cut them off or keep them at a distance.

I can’t emphasize this enough, but understanding behavior and emotional intelligence are probably the most undervalued skills out there.

Think about how many problems you’ve had over the past five years that were people related. The hardest point is not to point fingers at everyone, but think about how you can improve.

What I’m Planning for the Next Five Years?

Here’s a broad look at what I’m planning for the next few years. I can’t say that all of this will happen, but having a clear vision means I’ll be heading in the direction that I want. 

Marriage and Kids

Some guys go through a period where they think…do I want to be married and have kids?

And inevitably we think about sacrifices we have to make as men:

Note: I do realize that I have a pretty diverse audience, and not everyone is a cis man in a heterosexual relationship. It’s easier for me to write from my perspective. 

Oh man, I can’t pack my bags up and travel whenever I want. I can only be intimate with one person for the rest of my life? Having kids means I can’t do everything I want anymore!

All of these thoughts have gone through my head. But instead of thinking about sacrifice, I focus on what I would be gaining instead.

Gaining a partner that helps me grow, and can help me handle the ups and downs in life. I want to pass on my lessons and values to my children, and seeing what kind of impact they can make in society.

I don’t think marriage and kids are for everyone.

However, I do think that it’s something that you need to dive deep and figure out with yourself. Don’t do anything because society, your parents, or your partner wants you to.

Do you genuinely want it?

I’ve been dating my lady for around four years, and we’ve been living together for three years. They need to have a “status” that’s after girlfriend but before fiance.

I’m not in a rush to propose, and she’s ok with it. I love things the way they are now – they’re chill. I feel that once I propose, the whirlwind of wedding planning stress will come.

Maybe we should elope.

Leaving the Affiliate Marketing Industry

I want to leave the affiliate marketing space within the next few years. A clean-cut – no more affiliate campaigns, no more courses, etc. 

You’re probably thinking, “Oh no, does that mean Affiliate marketing is dying? Ngo is abandoning a sinking ship. Should I still try to enter the affiliate space?

I’ve been an affiliate marketer since the age of 22 – that’s 13 years in the space.

And after being in this space for such a long time, I feel this intense desire to do something different. I want to challenge myself and find something more fulfilling.

I want to build something.

I’ve always been fascinated by people who have 2nd or even 3rd acts in their lives. Arnold went from Bodybuilding to Acting, to being a Politician.

I don’t want to be the rapper that had a hit song in their 20’s and is still making club appearances in their 40’s.

I admire the guys like Jay Z, P Diddy, Snoop Dogg, and 50 cent. They took their knowledge and resources and found success in other industries.

If I look back on my close circle of super affiliate friends from the 2010s, there aren’t that many left in the affiliate space. Some disappeared, and I have no idea what happened to them.

But there are a few of my friends who left the space and went on to build massively successful companies in other industries. I respect that. 

I have thought about staying in the affiliate marketing industry, and just pivoting to a different business model.

Maybe I could start a SAAS product, become an advertiser, start an affiliate network, etc. Having my brand and reputation would make things easier.

But to be honest, none of that excites me. I’d be in the same spot five years from now, and wanting to do something else.

I’ve felt this way for the past ten years, but I never pulled the trigger because of various fears running in my head:

  • What about my employees? I’ve trained them well. They’ll be fine. If they aren’t, then that’s not on me. 
  • What about all the time I’ve invested in affiliate marketing? Paid traffic and marketing are transferable skills. It’s not like it has all gone to waste. 
  • What if I fail? Confidence isn’t knowing that you won’t fail; it’s knowing that you’ll be ok if you do. It took me 14 campaigns to figure out affiliate marketing – I’m willing to grind again.  
  • What will I do for money? It’s not an issue; I have enough money saved up to last me a while. 
  • What if I don’t have what it takes to start a new business? Classic imposter syndrome. Some people have created amazing companies with fewer resources and experience than me.
  • What if the absolute worst-case scenario happens? I blow through all my savings and assets, my girlfriend’s laid off from work, and we have zero money whatsoever. I’ll move back in with my parents, and I’ll use my network to get a job. Then I’ll try again.

You can be paralyzed with fear.

What I realized is that the fears that we imagine are much bigger than they are.

I think the next question naturally is, what do I want to do next?

I don’t exactly know yet, I have some ideas floating in my head that I’ll keep to myself.

What I do have are some constraints I’ve set for myself:

  • An industry that’s trending and growing. 
  • Nothing based around me as the Face of the company. I want to be behind the scenes. 
  • Nothing service-based like an agency. I’m really not a people person and don’t want clients.
  • A business model that can be exit-able one day.
  • The potential to do $5m+ a year in revenue.   
  • Recurring revenue component to it.
  • My strength’s in branding and paid traffic. So I’m interested in products where strong branding / marketing can lead to much bigger profit margins – think clothes, energy drinks, supplements, etc. 
  • etc.

I’m working backward by figuring out what I want first and then finding a business model that fits that vision.

Something that really fuels me is learning more about business. I feel that I’ve learned as much as I could about affiliate marketing and creating courses.

There is so much about business that I don’t know about:

  • The issues and metrics behind recurring revenue.
  • Focusing on the equity of a company beyond just cash and profits.
  • What is it like to raise funding?
  • Building a company that’s bigger than me
  • etc.

Thinking about all this excites me.

By the way, all this isn’t going to happen overnight.

I still have employees, I have active campaigns running, and we re-launched the Lead Gen Engine 2.0 a few months ago and will be supporting that.

Nothing’s going to change immediately. 

It’s kind of like how I mentioned that I want to get married and have kids…it doesn’t mean I’m proposing tomorrow and trying to get her pregnant this week.

My sense of urgency comes from realizing that life changes when kids enter the picture.

If I have kids then I’m going to be less risk tolerant knowing that my loved ones depend on me. Launching a new business requires undivided focus and energy. I want to get it up and running before kids come.

So the time’s now for me to hustle.

What’s going to happen to this blog?

Actually, that’s something that inspired this post. I’ve followed a lot of YouTube channels and Blogs that just stop posting overnight. Or they change the topics without explaining what’s happening.

I don’t think that’s fair to the audience if they’re giving someone years of their time and attention.

I can’t guarantee anything, but I do plan to update the blog still regularly. It fulfills me, and it’s a way of expressing myself creatively.

I think this will be a good thing in the long run. There have been so many weird topics that I’ve wanted to write about, but I held myself back because they weren’t affiliate marketing related.

I’ve written hundreds of articles about affiliate marketing; I’m dying to learn more and share the lessons from the next phase of my life.

Understanding Your Values and Being Authentic to Yourself

I’m going to be honest – transitioning to a new business will be scary. I’d argue that it’s more terrifying than when I transitioned from my 9 to 5 job to become a full-time affiliate marketer.

It doesn’t make sense, right?

I had nothing to lose back then. If I failed, I could always go back to a 9 to 5 job. I didn’t have a reputation to uphold. I didn’t have anyone else depending on me. I was only making $35k a year salary back then.

Now I’m about to give up on seven figures a year.

I have two values that drive me in life: making progress and getting out of my comfort zone.

I wouldn’t be authentic with myself if I stayed on my existing path over the next few years.

I see people lying to themselves all the time.

They’ve convinced themselves and others that they are happy with themselves when they aren’t. They convince themselves that they’re “content” with their situation, but deep down their fears and insecurities paralyze them from taking chances.

I get it because I have these fears too:

  • She might say no when I propose.
  • The marriage might not work out and we’ll get divorced.
  • I might have kids and realize that I’m not a great father.
  • The new businesses might fail horribly and I’ll blow through all my savings/assets.

Despite all these fears, I choose the challenges.

I’ve learned to trust myself. I’ve learned that even if I do fail, I’ll be ok.

And most importantly, the life that I can potentially gain is worth fighting for. 

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The subtle clues you’re living a Rich Life (but don’t know it)


It’s easy to take life for granted—it moves fast. Many of us live a rich, fulfilling life but in the quest for more, appreciate less. Learn how not to.


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How to Make Money Online - Advice on how to live a rich life that allows you to travel, spend more time with your family, and make a solid income

The first time I gave a talk at Google, they put me in the hallway — literally, there were people walking by on their way to lunch. 

The second time was more official. I had a stage, even though it’s hard to see me on the video they shot.

But for the third time — my latest Talk at Google — they pulled out all the stops. A real A/V crew, serious prep, and a completely sold-out room with standing room only. My coordinator told me he’s never seen the room so full. That’s a huge sign of the IWT community we’ve built here.

Sometimes you get a HUGE clue that you’re succeeding at the things you love. With the Google talk, it was obvious: 12 years ago — hallway. Today — big room, sold-out crowd.

But sometimes the clues are more subtle.

Years ago, my trainer used to ask me a question when I’d go in to work out: 

He’d ask: “Did you get in?”

What he meant was, “Did you work out on your own since the last time we saw each other?”

Sometimes my answer was yes (more often, it was some excuse why I didn’t get in). But after a while — when I started taking fitness more seriously — my answers started being Yes, Yes, and Yes.

Finally, he stopped asking me.

BAM. That’s a clue. A few months later, I finally noticed he didn’t have to ask me about training on my own anymore. It had become a habit, something I did on my own, for myself.

How about this subtle clue?

It’s the tagline from this TV show — do you know it?

“Sometimes you want to go…where everybody knows your name
 

We ALL want to go where everybody knows our name. Walking into our homes, to be greeted by a smiling partner, and maybe a dog wagging its tail (for me — no dogs).

In just a single moment, it shows so much: That you’re a “regular”…that your friends are welcoming you…and that you’re home.

What are the other subtle clues that you’re living a Rich Life?

Share them in the comments below. I’ll share some of the best ones on my Instagram feed.

And Google just posted my entire talk, which you can watch here. Check out some new stories you haven’t heard here…plus some amazing responses from the crowd.

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