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Laser Pointer Crime In Cardiff

Laser Pointers on my mind.

Today and it was my fault for latching on to a post on Facebook about an appeal by South Wales Police about laser pointers.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/PenylanRoathCyncoed/permalink/3555894777853408/

I commented on someones shared post by mistake rather than on othe actual post and got hate from it. It was no different to what I have said below although I have further elaborated on it.

Link also here:

https://www.facebook.com/SWPCardiffVOG/posts/2948640848753159

Obviously the people or person that did this should be punished under the terrorism act.

The reason why I latched on was because I could not believe that a pocket laser could cause harm or injure a pilot airborne or crew member when the culprit was on the ground, according to the original post an on-board critical care practitioner suffered blurred vision and a migraine, and had to go off-duty.

The incident which happened on Sunday 9.30 pm over Heath Roath Park and Roath Recreation Ground in Cardiff UK, whilst the helicoper was airborne. The laser was directed at a Wales Air Ambulance causing injuries to a crew member.

This is what a laser pointer looks like from the ground according to this blogger/planespotter/theoretical paper:

I only shared the above blog post on my site as a mark of touché.

This is what an actual pointer looks like from 20km or 12 miles.

More information about laser pointers and aircraft click the link here: https://www.laserpointersafety.com/laser-hazards_aircraft/laser-hazards_aircraft.html

I obviously did some fact checking and all I got was negative people trolling me with one stating that my shared links where belittling the crime and what I was sharing were theoretical papers, even going as far as insinuating I had some ulterior motive to make the comment. (I do not take kindly to accusations).

The only reason for the Facebook Comment was if I am brutally honest was to establish facts, first of all there was no mention how far the helicopter was off the ground at the time of the incident?… so my question was how can a laser pointer affect a pilot’s vision?

Good Journalism should not cause confusion.

A laser pointer can be a distraction for helicopter pilots that wear night vision googles or airplanes that want to land, the same applies for military aircraft at night.

MOST IMPORTANTLY!

The most important part was I was not condoning this in anyway and all perpertrators should be punished to fit the crime. I was merely pointing out that there would be no adverse physical affects from this ‘According to the Fact Checking‘ I had made from two verified sources the BJO & BBC, links below:

https://bjo.bmj.com/content/82/11/1335

I can see how serious pointing a laser at an aircraft can be to the aviation authority and can be deemed as an act of terrorism and I certainly do not condone it.

Laser pointers can be distracting to pilots!

It seems to be a craze or fad for idiots to laser. Perhaps the powers that be should educate people about the stupidity with social awareness and media amplification that pointing lasers at aircraft is wrong on all levels, regardless if it affects a pilot or not. I can see that lasers pointers can be distracting. https://www.laserpointersafety.com/laser-hazards_aircraft/laser-hazards_aircraft.html

I personally think that laser pointers should be banned from the public and only used and sold to businesses and higher education institutes. I also believe fireworks should also be banned for sale to the public or the public need a license. Fireworks should only be sold to organisations for public events or people with firework licenses.

I am still open minded about the distance a laser pointer would have had to be to cause any adverse affect to the paramedic, considering in the BJO a laser does not cause headaches, but temporary blindness similar to a flash on a camera going off.

I have since removed myself from the group. I do not know how Facebook groups work but I do not wish to be associatied with narrow minded people.

(Addendum) apparantly if you remove yourself from the group it still does not remove you from the thread, lesson learnt, hence I had someone like my comment a few minutes ago.

My daughter gave me some solid advice:

“if you do not want to be trolled do not leave comments as people do not like the truth”.

I never once said that I was defending or condoning the culprits.

All I was doing was getting my head round the fact when one verified fact checked source says one thing and I read something else from another source that is confusing and that is when I start to question.

From what I can gather according to my verified source below, it is virtually impossible to have adverse physical affects from a stationary laser on the ground whilst a pilot is airborne. If anything it can be a distraction when pilots wear night time googles or are landing and may experience flash blindness.

However pointing a laser to an aircraft is an obstruction and an should carry the punishment of an act of terrorism (and if it is isn’t, it should be).

Accordig to the Civil Aviation Authority in 2016, there were 1,258 incidents of lasers being pointed at aircraft. In future, those who deliberately target aircraft with lasers could face a jail sentence or hefty fine. Currently, shining lasers at planes has a penalty of up to £2,500.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/laser-pointers-blind-pilots-uk-government-aircraft-attacks-civil-aviation-authority-eye-injury-a7890146.html

Pointing a laser pointer at an aircraft is illegal.

Obviously I reiterate again, pointing a laser on a moving vehicle such as plane, helicopter, car motorbike, boat, yacht etc can be deemed as an act of terrorism, it does not matter why a perpertrator has engaged in such an act but more so that they executed their action and this is punishable by law.

For pilots to be affected and injured because of this act, the laser would have to directly be pointed in their eyes or for them to experience a flash blind effect.

According to the The British Journal of Ophthalmology (BJO)

While many claims have been made for ocular and other injury, as a result of exposure to laser pointers, none has been sustained. Most victims are unaware of the clinical symptoms that would be appropriate to retinal injury; thus many individuals claim to have seen a bright light followed by pain or irritation in the irradiated eye. Some also complain of redness of the eye and headaches. In reality, there are no pain receptors in the retina and, therefore, threshold laser strike in the visible region of the spectrum is not associated with pain.

https://bjo.bmj.com/content/82/11/1335

Maximum Jail Term.

Yes a maximum punishment should be served to idiots using laser pointers for illegal means and maximum jail time should apply, as it could potenially cause a catastrophic disaster. This also applies to drones.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/drones-are-you-flying-yours-safely-and-legally

I personally think all journalist and media should use the phrase:

“Anyone caught using a laser pointer publically for illegal purposes will be arrested and punished under the terrorism act”, which adds MORE CLOUT than a minimum sentence of 5 years, going as far as spreading awareness in bold campaigns that show how dangerous laser pointers can be.

It does not take much effort to log details who the device was sold to, making verification ID mandantory in the UK. However to stop people buying them from abroad is another matter and there would have to be an import ban from other countries to the consumer and only legitimate organisations that were licensed would have access.

UK Ministers are talking about bringing in licenses to sell laser pointers: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/laser-pointers-blind-pilots-uk-government-aircraft-attacks-civil-aviation-authority-eye-injury-a7890146.html

According to:

The British Journal of Ophthalmology (BJO

BJO states and I quote “that in conclusion, laser pointers, pens, or key rings if used appropriately are not an eye hazard, and even if used inappropriately will not cause permanent eye damage”.

FINAL THOUGHTS.

“It is sad that in this day and age with an array of social media platforms we are censored for the things we write. I am all for censorship if it promotes hate crime or worse. But when it comes to merely expressing an opinion we do not have freedom of speech anymore and we cannot ask questions as people will question your motives and get defensive. I believe if people have questions they should be able to express them without the fear of someone trolling them and without the fear of being censored or punished”.

Pointing any laser device to a moving vehicle eg: (planes, trains, cars, motor bikes, boats) or directly at someone to purposely maim including eyes and body or cause destruction and accidents, the perpartrators should be punished to fit the crime.

Further Reading:

https://www.askthe.police.uk/content/Q757.htm

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/65424/what-pilots-see-when-you-shine-laser-pointer-aircraft According to this article distances of up to 1200 feet can engulf a cockpit. It remains a distraction hazard all the way up to 12,000 feet.

The point is:

The maximum altitude which a helicopter can be reached during forward flight typically depends more on the ability of the engine. Helicopters can reach around 25,000 feet. But the maximum height at which a helicopter can hover is much lower – a high performance helicopter like the Agusta A109E can hover at 10,400 feet. However, if the helicopter remains in ‘ground effect’ – ie, if it is hovering close to high ground – its maximum hover altitude will be higher. The Agusta can hover in ground effect – ‘HIGE’ in helicopter jargon – at 13,800 feet. This is useful for mountain rescue missions.

https://www.laserpointersafety.com/laser-hazards_aircraft/laser-hazards_aircraft.html

According to the BBC:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35576741

I would also like to add I am a law abiding citizen and if I was to catch anyone pointing lasers for illegal purposes, other than for the purpose of business, education or the cat, I would report them to the authorities without question.

Here is the post to the South Wales Appeal Page:

https://www.facebook.com/SWPCardiffVOG/posts/2948640848753159

Anyone with information should contact crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting ref *071640.

My Client Has Been Scammed

MY CLIENT HAS BEEN SCAMMED!

I was notified today by my angry client thinking that I had collected a payment via ‘www.gocardless.com’ for an amount that did not relate to our agreement. My client went on to say he has been charged since December twice in the month.

Obviously I had to investigate this and ‘Gocardless‘ confirmed that the amount my client was querying was nothing to do with me.

Gocardless sent me an email to trace payments with a link https://gocardless.com/payment-lookup/ I forwarded this onto my client and he managed to find out who the company was that had in fact taken the payments and it so happens to be the company named above.

I nearly lost a client because of these muppets so I am going to play fire with fire.

Who are GoCardless:

Gocardless in a nutshell is a service to set up direct debits for small businesses, meaning any company that collects recurring payments has the ability to collect payments month after month. They have created a global bank debit network, to rival credit and debit cards. … GoCardless has offices in London, Paris, Munich, Melbourne and San Francisco.

MANGOMEDIA.ONLINE

This is what I found out about the company by doing to simply search:

Do not just take my word for it do read what trust pilot have on them:

https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/mangomedia.online

Their telephone number also does not work:

01229 797 282

I did send them an email but I have a feeling it will be ignored, hence I did a Companies House Search and this is what I found:

https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/11318727

Screenshots Below:

Now there are a couple of resigned directors on this portal however I am after the current director ‘ STEVEN DOMINIK COLEMAN’ who has 75% shares in the company but what is a bit weird he does not seem to be on LinkedIn. However I did find one of the resigned directors and have asked this person to contact me. If they don’t then it will be a matter for the police and small claims court.

Seeing now I have a name for this person not only will I be advising my client and anyone else that has been scammed by this company to contact:

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/

This is classed as cyber crime. To try to get the money back a formal letter needs to be sent to this person:

Mr Steven Dominik Coleman

Correspondence Address is also in the footer of their website:

123 Domains Names Limited
48 Dartmouth Street
Barrow-In-Furness
LA14 3AS

To get your money back after giving this person time preferably 7 – 14 days, one can also go down the following route, however you need to exhaust all avenues to retrieve payment including, phoning your bank , emailing, sending snail mail letter (post) and finally take them to a small claims court, this will cost you but you can claim the money back for court fees and debt collection fees:

SMALL CLAIMS COURT

https://www.gov.uk/make-court-claim-for-money

https://www.gov.uk/make-court-claim-for-money/court-fees

DEBT COLLECTOR

If you go down the route of getting a debt collector involved they will charge you upfront.

You could try this company although I have never used them personally but they offer ‘NO WIN NO FEE DEBT COLLECTION’ https://mydebtrecovery.co.uk/

Do your own research and get prices before settling for any particular company.

Hence it is better to try and do it yourself and try to recover the money. If you find this daunting you can then hire a debt collector.

Final Thoughts

These people are low lifes in my opinion if they prey on people and give web designers a bad name.

Hence anyone that crosses my path and messes with my clients will be publicly named and shamed.

Steven Dominik Coleman’

….is now publically named and shamed and will be on my radar forever unless he gives back all the money he has scammed from everyone.

He is not on LinkedIn, not sure about Facebook and seems to have little carbon footprint. He may well in fact have two locations, but primarily I am concentrating on 123 Domain Names LTD (no relation ot 123reg,com), obviously in the world of domaining someone is bound to know who he is……

I did some more digging on the resigned directors of 123 Domain Names and one of them who is on LinkedIn is associated with a company called ‘The Domain Directory’ and guess who I found to be an active director only Mr Steven Coleman but trading under a different address: https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/12424499/officers

THE DOMAIN DIRECTORY GROUP LTD 69 Market Street, Dalton-In-Furness, England, LA15 8DL

Anyone who has any information on these people and companies 123 Domain Names LTD, MangoMedia.Online and The Domain Directory, should contact us using the form below, all information will be treated confidentially. Also when trying to recover your money send letters to both addresses mentioned above:

Hand Sanitisers

Hand Sanitisers.

Hand sanitisers, love them or hate them, we all have to use them.

Being a sufferer of OCD I have tried and tested my fair share of hand sanitisers in my time. My brain seems to analyse where germs get cross contaminated and I use more hand sanitiser than the average person so I should have some knowledge which ones work and which ones don’t.

Ultimately my favourite brands are Dettol & Carex and I prefer the aloe vera versions as personal preference:

When buying hand sanitiser it best to stick to well known brands that are regulated by EU Biocides Regulation 528/2012.

There are many fly by night sellers on Ebay and Etsy that claim that their brands kill germs. I would avoid buying from these sellers at all costs, as most make their own concoctions and sell it under their own labels unregulated.

If a hand sanitiser brand does not have their own website dedicated to the product name I would leave them out.

You can never be too careful with germs.

If a company dedicated their time to making a product a household name they will spend money on advertising. If you have never heard of them or you buy an unknown brand from a stall in a market because it is cheap, you have to question what you are putting on your hands.

In hindsight these brands should be able to prove that the product matches the claims, so if a product makes a certain claim, such as it kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, then it should fulfil that claim.

Read more: https://www.which.co.uk/news/2020/12/hand-sanitisers-sold-online-fail-which-tests/ – Which?

However I have recently received some samples from a company selling ‘Dr Brown’ Hand Sanitisers. I told them I would give them a review and even though I love the high street brands, I think if there was a shortage of hand sanitisers, I would not hesitate to use this company or if I had a lot of employees I would certainly give them a go.

I received both the citrus and lavender.

I found them to be slightly on the runny side rather than gel although there was an element of gel in the composition.

It definitely wafted alcohol and took a couple of seconds to evaporate but once the smell had gone it left a pleasant aroma behind that lingered. My favourite was Lavender out of the two.

https://www.bcbin.com/

To read more about which hand sanitisers have been tried and tested, I would check out the following blog, but again they emphasise Carex & Dettol as the brands to buy:

Final Thoughts:

Warning:

If you are a Gas or Electrical Engineer DO NOT USE ALCOHOL BASED FLAMABLE HAND SANITISERS around naked flames or sparks.

According to The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers have issued a safety alert, stating a build-up of static can create an invisible flame from the ignition source whereby the hand sanitizer on ones hands can then ignite. It is recommended you wash your hands in hot soapy water to get rid of all traces of hand sanitiser before commencing work.

https://pubs.spe.org/en/hsenow/hse-now-article-page/?art=6998

SHOP FOR HAND SANITISERS HERE:

All Carex Hand Sanitisers:

All Other Hand Sanitisers:

Landlord Resposibilities Fact Checking.

LANDLORDS OBLIGATION FACT CHECKING

LANDLORDS OBLIGATIONS FACT CHECKING.

ANNUAL GAS SAFETY CHECK

I am the voice for tenants that are not in the know.

Due to an incident that happened to me last year with the installation of my own cooker, I decided to make some enquiries as there was mixed information and I needed to get the facts right.

So here is what I know:

If a cooker is installed by the tenant it is the resposibility for the repairs and maintenance by the tenant but the annual Gas Safety checks are the responsibility of the landlord.

Below is an email to confirm this and I have redacted part of the senders information for privacy purposes.

FIRE ALARMS INSPECTIONS

I also asked the question in an online form how often do fire alarms have to be checked and the Government Agency told be to look on their link as follows where it does not mention the frequency of the alarm checks by a regualated electrician or anything about annual checks.

https://www.gov.uk/private-renting/your-landlords-safety-responsibilities

There is no mention how often a fire alarm has to be checked by an regulated electrician.

From I have read on other sites it is the tenant’s resposibility to check the arms are working once a month.

Here is the screenshot of the Fire Reguations from the link above:

https://www.gov.uk/private-renting/your-landlords-safety-responsibilities

FINAL THOUGHTS

For the gas engineer to say there is no need for carbon monoxide alarms to be fitted they are wrong, every rented property has to have a carbon monoxide alarm.

For the annual fire inspection done by a regulated electrical engineer, there is no data to support this and it is the responsibility of the tenant to make sure their alarms are working once a month.

If an electrician or landlord tells you otherwise they are wrong and the electrician is making money off the back of the word “legislation” is basically hoodwinking the landlord who may have a few properties.

TRUSTING THE TENANT

The only thing I can say is that the majority of people do have common sense and do test their alarms and it is down to the landlord to decide can he/she trust the tenant enough to do the fire alarm test once a month…..

The can of smoke the electrician used to test the alarms on my property can be purchased below:

Royal Mail VS Courier

Royal Mail Poor and Costly Service.

As my readers are aware by now I own several blogs and today I posted on: https://disabledentrepreneur.uk/royal-mail-vs-courier

I am a marketing influencer consultant with a following of nearly 10K people on LinkedIn.

My concerns are that my daughter who suffers with Multiple Sclerosis is on the verge of a replase because of Royal Mail due to unnecassary anxiety and stress.

Now I have reached out to the CEO Stuart Simpson regarding the problem my daughter is faced with for comment.

The post should be titled “Royal Mail VS Carrier Pigeon”.

Hopefully we will be able to resolve this issue quickly without any fuss.

I will be updating this post at the bottom of this page as soon as I get a response.

My concerns are not only about the value of the parcel and deadline but also by far the most important my daughters health. Obviously the parcel is worth a lot of money for my daughter to be up in arms worrying.

If a company has a laid back attitude and says they will respond within 10 -35 days, that is simply not good enough.

If you have a problem fix it thats all I can say, employ more staff if you have to….

There are plenty competitors out there including possible startups so it would be worth evaluating logistic strategies to stay ahead of the competion.

Regarding cost.

If you are sending letters, then Royal Mail is an option, but email is far easier, quickerm cheaper and more secure. However, if you want to send parcels that are larger and heavier, a courier is without a doubt the most cost-effective option every time.

I remember sending parcels abroad that cost more than the content I was shipping using Royal Mail.

Chat Widget.

Even I have a chat widget on all my sites, it is not hard to implement and it gives confidence to the user that their question will be answered, without trudging through countless web pages. I personally detest when a company does not tell you straight but points you to a tutorials or web pages and has no chat widget.

Standard of Care.

When a company enters into a contract between the consumer and service provider they have to duty of standard care which may be expressed in the contract or be implied by statute.

The contract may impose an absolute obligation on the entity to perform. However, in the case of giving advice or providing some other professional service, the implied duty of reasonable care and skill is likely to apply (Section 13 SGSA 1982).

For example, when acting on behalf of a client in litigation, the solicitor is not guaranteeing success. The duty on the solicitor is to act with the care and skill that the client is entitled to expect from a professional. Similarly, when supervising the construction of a building, the surveyor is under a duty to act with the requisite care and skill. An additional absolute duty may be placed on the professional (for example, a surveyor may have contractually undertaken to spend a set number of hours each day at the site). The nature of any contractual obligation needs to be examined in each case.

Obviously the care expected between the consumer and the service provider is to ensure that the service is met and in the case of Royal Mail logistics are delivered from A to B., failing to do this, the consumer is entitled to monetary compensation.

https://www.humphreys.co.uk/personal/negligence-general/

FINAL THOUGHTS!

I understand the sheer volume of letters and parcels sent everyday can be overwhelming to comprehend and my daughter and I am are a drop in the ocean as far as Royal Mail are concerned. But if Amazon who I am an affiliate are on the ball there should be no excuse for Royal Mail.

Here is the compensation page it mentions nothing about if someone falls ill because of a direct consequence (Domino Effect) of Royal Mail’s actions.

UPDATE

19/01/21

I had a response back from the CEO of Royal Mail who said they would look into this for me. This does not solve the problem that even though I received the email 24 hours ago no one has bothered contacting my daughter and I.

Out of frustracion my daughter phoned Royal Mail today and was put on hold for an hour and ten minutes.

People should not have to wait this long to be put through to have a person on the other end obviously over worked and very stressed, having a tone in her voice and then saying that they are aware there is a backlog of deliveries in Cardiff Sorting Office (UK).

This news is no good to the customer who has a deadline to return a package.

What Is Royal Mail Doing?

Even a carrier pigeon can deliver faster than what they are doing right now.

They should never make excuses as with every obstacle there is always a solution.

Tell me something if there are so many people out of work because of lockdown surely they can employ people or use online virtual assistants to answer calls and message with online chat. They would not have to physically employ staff just hire a service provider that can alleviate the problem of answering calls.

As for the backlog of deliveries what is wrong with their logistics again they could outsource the work to other couriers.

Obviously I do not know how a sorting office runs as the closest I have been to one was to collect parcels but again there is always a solution to every problem.

I would like to know what Royal Mail will offer my daughter for all the stress and worry she has endured which is detrimental to her health?

Will I be promoting Royal Mail in future?, who knows we will have to wait and see in another update. I still have not shared this post on my social media pages as I am still waiting on a soultion to this problem, although the clock is ticking.

https://www.royalmail.com/retail-compensation-policy-loss

Hyphen Domain Names

Hyphen Domain Names.

Hyphen Domain Names and why you should not use them.

I was approached last week to tender for a bank and upon closer inspection I found that they are using a hyphen domain name. This got me thinking outside the box so to speak and the keywords they were using within their domain name were hyphanated. I found that they were pointing what would be their MAIN non hyphen domain name to their hyphen domain name not the other way round. Not only that they were not using the keywords that a consumer would search for, although there are 654,000,000 results for their keywords business bank, but the first word in their domain name would not be something that people neccessarily would search for. Google does not use exact match searchable phrases but will list a broad match of search results based on the searchable keywords.

I then thought how can I help this bank with their marketing when they are looking for a marketing agency that would be a sub contractor. I for one cannot be a sub contractor, cannot work out of hours or weekends and can only commit to a few hours each month. I work on my own terms.

So I decided to register a domain name any bank would want in the UK but rather than just put the domain name up for sale I will be doing extensive SEO. I have already launched the domain even though the website is under construction and will eventually have a directory of all the banks in the UK.

Once I get the domain on the first page of Google I will contact the bank in question, although any bank will be biting my arm off to get the domain, especially when it will be generating traffic. I will not annouce the domain name until it is 100% developed.

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So needless to say I come across another domain name that had a marketing campaign sent to my inbox today and I was very suprised that they too were using a hyphen domain name.

Again I did some investigating and found that the non hyphen domain name was actually for sale, which means that the powers that be have no intention of buying domain names that are being brokered and are up for sale as opposed to hand registering what is available.

Good luck to them is all I can say and even though I am not brokering www.neomproperty.com and as opposed to what Neom City have www.neom-property.com gives me a better understanding of their marketing strategy.

As for the wordNeom” it is trademarked therefore no one should be able to use the word other than the London Organic Beauty Company. Hence in my opinion and considering the London Organic Company came first www.neom.com by rights should belong to the beauty company, just saying…. The same goes booking(s).com trademarked their name so no one can use the word booking (s) in a domain name.

PROS & CONS.

PROS:

Advantages of using hyphens

Domain names comprised of generic terms are more likely to be available; particularly when seeking to the non available tld.

CONS:

Disadvantages of hyphenated domain names

People are less likely to remember a hyphen and it adds an extra character to the domain name.

More difficult to market non flowing words and long winded expecially when advertising on radio or through word of mouth.

Is not as valuable as a flowing two or three word domain name and won’t have as good a resale value.

If your domain name is two words (like www.renataentrepreneur.com), you may want to separate the words with a hyphen for readability: www.renata-entrepreneur.com. But one has to consider that hyphens strongly correlates with spammy behavior and decreases domain name readability and memorability. People tend to ignore or avoid clicking links that go to these types of domain names for fear of landing on a non authentic scam website or a virus.

https://news.gandi.net/en/2020/08/should-i-put-a-dash-in-my-domain-name/

What about using underscores instead of hyphens?

Ultimately one should perform a radio test for memorability. A radio test is a way of finding out if the domain names is easility remembered publically e.g. on the phone, in meetings, on presentations, at a bar, in an taxi, or in a Zoom call. The verbal communication enables us to remember words easily, using hyphens can cause confusion and may be deemed as untrustworthy. Symbols and underscores can’t be used in domains anyway as the characters are not permitted, however numbers can.

It may an idea for a business to secure the hyphen domain name but not use it for SEO or marketing purposes more so to stop cyber criminals cloning sites.

For your information I have secured the hyphen for my example earlier www.renataentrepreneur.com plus the .co.uk so that no one gets the better of me.

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Working With Amazon as an Affiliate or Seller.

Working With Amazon as an Affiliate or Seller.

If you are thinking of starting a side hustle I will go through something I do and then go into selling directly on Amazon.

I am an Amazon Assoicate, what this means is I get a commission for every product that is bought through my links within 24 hours of a click. Amazon Associates have a 24 hour cookie that they place on a visitors computer so that when the visitor clicks and returns within 24 hours no matter what they buy you will get a commission.

The Amazon Associates Affilate Program is one of the largest affiliate networks in the world that helps content creators, publishers, and website owners monetize their traffic. I prefer to use my blogs and websites and share my posts to my large following on LinkedIn. To monetize your website or blog takes time and you will not be an overningt success.

To be honest you need a lot of traffic to begin with, as the click through ratio is only 1-3 percent, so out of a hundred clicks you will have 1 – 3 visitors that will convert into a commission, so if a click is worth £10 for example you will get £10 to £30.

The beauty about Amazon affiliate marketing is you do not need a website or blog as you can share you links directly via email or social media platforms like Facebook which is less effort.

One also has to take into account the commission rates on a product, not all product commissions are equal.

Why waste your efforts promoting something that is low in commissions when you can devote your time doing the same thing with higher commission rates.

On the other hand instead of being an affiliate you could directly sell on Amazon, you do not neccessarily have to have any inventory, website or blog you can dropship or use Amazon FBA program. However what do you sell that is popular on Amazon? Here is a link to a list that changes every hour of products that are popular on Amazon and any given time:

AMAZON BEST SELLERS

You do need to consider your marketing strategies and some people as well as selling on Amazon sell their products via online stores that they have created themselves or had designed for them. Remember you need to do a lot of SEO to get your website blog on the first page of a search engines and you need exact match searchable keywords and phrases domain names.

To start selling on Amazon you first need to set up a sellers account: https://sell.amazon.com/sell.html

If you want some free advice please message using the online form. Do not spend thousands of $$$ on online courses, just message us instead for free.

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