Brian Austin

Brian Austin

Parent, married, published author of 15 books, website publisher, SEO magic-maker, ghostwriter, crypto-researcher, storyteller, wonderer, futurist, thinker. Member of the UK Society of Authors (SoA). Disclaimer - not a crypto investor or trader in cryptocurrencies. For research purposes, to continue to learn more about blockchain, cryptocurrencies, tokens, and decentralisation, I use small amounts of tokens for creating, testing, and using smart contracts.

What is Independence Day?

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When you choose to take courageous, specific, carefully thought out steps, the effects can be dramatic, memorable, long-lasting. Four steps especially, when implemented with determination, drive, and desire, get results: ... on that day my friend - and let's hope, many, many more to follow - you can be well…

25 Encouraging Insights

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Teachers are everywhere! People, events, circumstances - to name but a few. You're a teacher to someone - certainly to me. Most likely, I will never meet you, but I learn a little about you from how you use this website. In the same way, some people see me as…

Why People Are Not Fish

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Today, I received an email proposal from a well known, well established marketing personality. The Subject line for this email was entitled: "Hooking a Client"! Yuk - I thought! I couldn't believe that such a respected organization would use a really, really bad phrase like that. Here's why ... People…

10 Broadband Speed-Up Tips

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Here's how you can boost your Internet connection speed simply by making a few basic, low-cost or no-cost changes: Here's why: even though electronic signals flowing between your wireless router box and your PC can travel through walls and ceilings, move your PC to the same room as your wireless…

6 New Client Websites Launched

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Here at InternetTIPS.com, we've been busy doing what we do best: helping clients and customers create and manage great websites. Today's free tip: carefully crafted websites designed to serve both people and search engines at the same time is the key to providing a powerful and effective web presentation for…

Conficker Eye Chart Indicator

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Conficker is a computer virus variant known as a worm. Conficker is also sometimes referred to by other names including Downadup and Kido. By far the best way to check whether your PC is infected with the Conficker worm, is to run a thorough antivirus scan. However, several well known…

Update Joomla Website Copyright Date Automatically

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Usually, on or around the first day of every new year, if you have one or more Joomla-powered websites, you would be wise to update the copyright statement date to the new year. However, copyright updating can become a tedious though necessary task. Moreover, if you have multiple websites to…

Work With What You Love

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The way we spend our days is important. Working in a relaxed yet energized way to build something new makes you a kind of creator and can offer one route to a full, meaningful life. For example, if we're interested in a particular area, them, topic, or subject matter, there's…

Find Your Writer's Heart

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Whether you're seeking to write a book, pen an article, or create compelling content for your website, why not invest a little time and effort to learn how to communicate what you want to say in the best way possible? Then marvel at how such a seemingly innocent activity can…

Broadband Primer

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The world of broadband Internet is an exciting place, but it can be scary, confusing and full of over used phrases and lingo that makes little sense to the average person, so before you jump into buying broadband from a particular provider you're well advised to equip yourself with a…

Processing Spam Google Style

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During the sci-fi movie 2010, Heywood Floyd asks David Bowman a question: "What's going to happen?", to which Dave Bowman replies, "Something wonderful"! When the battle against Spam is finally won, I suspect Bowman's reply could be equally fitting. What's more, maybe that day is not as far off as…

When Economies Go Bad

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As I write these words, economies around the world look like they may be in for some rough times ahead. Let's call it a crisis, or even crisies. Yet throughout history, every crisis has also brought opportunities as well as threats. Nevertheless, in times of turmoil, the few who "keep…

Are Words Just Words?

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Is your brochure really working for you? Could your sales letters get a higher response? Do you think your company literature is ... well ... "OK"? If the answers to any of these three questions fall short, I suggest you need to make a change quickly. Why? "OK" is never…

Online Business Builders Who Win

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Success online, like footprints in the sand, leaves tangible clues. This brief article explores what makes some people successful; how and what happens to them as they apply the 12 Qualities; why the business of becoming successful or elite can be so easy, or so hard, largely depending on a…

Website Shape, Sound, And Scent

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Did you know that your website smells? Maybe it even stinks! The key point is our websites give off more than we might at first think. Sure, your site certainly has some words; maybe a few sounds; perhaps even video content too. Yet, it's also a recipe. There's more going…