Archive for the ‘Web Tricks’ Category

Dreamhost Review: My Personal Experience with Dreamhost

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

When people ask me for recommendations on web hosting, I will have to know what kind of website that they have, or going to build. But hearing the answers, 9 out of 10 times, I would simply recommend Dreamhost.

I can confidently recommend Dreamhost because I have been using them since November 2006. Furthermore, Dreamhost is where Minisite Gallery (this website) is hosted since the very first day of our launch. We haven’t moved Minisite Gallery to anywhere else because there was never the need for it. And I should also tell you that since Dreamhost allows unlimited number of domains, is not the only website I have in this account.

At this point, you know that Dreamhost has my double thumbs up. If you are looking for a web hosting, stop the looking and just head over there and sign up. Use coupon code MSGROCKS and get $40 OFF from your subscription fee.

Dreamhost has been able to cater for all my hosting needs, and I believe they will come through for you too. In my opinion, the web hosting service you get for paying $8.95 per month is worth the money and more.

But a fair warning…


A Cool Trick To Affiliate Marketing Review With Videos

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

I learned this at a forum some time back. And I have to say that it works really great. When promoting affiliate programs, I find that I get more sales per 100 visitors than any other techniques.

It works by creating a video review for an affiliate product, primarily with ebooks on ClickBank. But it does not mean that you have to stop there. You can use this technique with any product that you are promoting as an affiliate.

But I have to tell you that this will require some money to get started.

The FOUR most important things about UPSELLING…

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Hmm… You know what I think when I am thinking about upselling… I think we haven’t been upselling enough. OK, maybe the thought of upselling makes you wanna puke… But you can’t deny that upselling makes you more money…

There’s nothing wrong with upselling. It’s just that you have to do it right.

Upselling could be the difference between earning $10k to earning $100k. It’s not about taking advantage of your customers. It’s about making valuable recommendation and increasing your per customer value…

Even the big corps upsell. And there’s no reason why you should not do it. upsells… When you browse through books at, Amazon will always make a recommendation. It says something like, “Best Value – Buy Together Today: $19.36″ or maybe “Frequently Bought Together”.. and Amazon will suggest one or two more books to buy with the current book you checking out for a good discount. upsells… GoDaddy will always have something for you to add to your shopping cart. If you are taking the dot-com, GoDaddy will recommend the dot-net, dot-org and the rest. GoDaddy will also recommend other premium domains. If you are buying, they’ll recommend premium domains like or…

The thing is with the Internet marketing niche, the only upsell that you normally see is the one-time-offer (OTO). And having seen one too many times, you really feel sick of it.

You know what, OTO is not the only way to upsell…


I am about to share with you how you can effectively upsell when selling ebooks or any other digital downloadable products. But before that, let me take you through some of the important concepts…


PHP-Javascript Countdown Script With Timezone Setting

Thursday, September 11th, 2008


Get Offer Countdown

Marketers all over the Internet has been using countdown scripts and pre-launches to build anticipation. And it’s a great strategy to build interest around your product while creating buzz.

I am sure you can find a few if you Google for it. But here’s the problem with most of those scripts. It runs on your visitor’s computer clock…

You may have set your countdown at a specific date and time like 10 September 2008, 9.00 am. But you didn’t set the timezone? Without that answer, a visitor in Sydney, Australia may see the countdown ending 17 hours earlier than people in New York, USA. The guy in Australia could see that the countdown ended when your website is not ready yet — you don’t want that!

The safest method for this is to make sure that your script uses the date and time of your server, one specific clock that everyone refers to, and not time from the visitors’ personal computer. So some server-side programming like PHP is required.


Alright, obviously I have a solution for you.