Tuesday, November 14, 2006

A Tip From A Jamaican Webmaster

Building a Website is easier than you think!

Do You Have a Hobby or a Passion?

This post is unlike other previous posts to The Jamaican Culture Blog.  I would like to share some information with you about how easy it is to turn your hobby, interest, knowledge, etc. into a viable online business.

I enjoy building and repairing computers.  This is my hobby and I have been involved with it for a number of years.

I eventually decided to turn my hobby into an online business by building a Website. I provide content on my site which gives people information on how to build cheap computers using cheap computer parts. I also provide a lot of other information relating to buying cheap computer parts and ready-made computer systems.  You can view my site here.

I built my Website using a product called Site Build It! (SBI!). You can click here to read a number of real stories about successful people who have earned money from their SBI! Websites.

Click here to view this amazing video on Site Build It! Site Build It! allowed me to turn my hobby into a profitable online business. I provided the content and SBI! has provided me with all the necessary tools that created my Website. Remember, you will be writing about what you know!

After you purchase SBI!, you will be taught (via an Action Guide) how to brainstorm your site concept keywords and then use SBI's very powerful brainstorming tool to decide on your best keywords. You will simply enter your keywords into the SBI! tool and it will indicate which of the keywords will give you the maximum amount of free search engine traffic, but with the minimum amount of competition. In other words, the amount of existing Websites competing for the exact keywords as yours.

After following the instructions provided by this fantastic SBI! Action Guide, I started to write my cheap computer articles using the easy block-building sitebuilder provided by SBI!

As I built my pages, my site started to receive traffic first from Google and then Yahoo! and MSN.  It was such a wonderful feeling! ... thanks to SBI! 

I then joined the Google Adsense program (which is absolutely free to join) and which pays you to advertise sponsored ads.

The money that I make from Google Adsense really helps! I do NOT sell my own products. I earn commission from joining FREE Affiliate Programs.

All the information that I provide on my Cheap Computer Website is absolutely free.

If you are interested in turning your passion, hobby, interest, knowledge, etc. into an Internet business (as I did!), I would strongly recommend Site Built It! (SBI!) .  I use it and I can, therefore, say (without a doubt!) that it works!

I have also joined the SBI! free affiliate program and, if you decide to buy Site Build It!, I would like to encourage you to join the affiliate program (it's FREE!) and you could encourage your family, friends, co-workers, business associates, etc. to buy SBI!  You will earn $75.00 from their purchase and this commission is repeated when they renew their annual subscription.

Please note that SBI! is NOT a get-rich quick scheme;  so, if your plan is to make overnight money with little or no effort, I would discourage you from buying SBI!  Overnight get-rich schemes/products never work anyway!  Websites need content for its users to get information on the particular subject that they searched for and you could provide that information.

If you are really committed to doing something with your hobby, interest, knowledge, etc. and you will be willing to follow the SBI! Action Guide, I would like to recommend that you give serious consideration to trying Site Build It! 

The tools provided are so easy to use that even if you do not know anything about Website building, you can build a site using Site Built It! (SBI!). I am a living example - I knew absolutely nothing about building a Website before using SBI!  The majority of SBI! owners built their first site without knowing anything about building a site! Just follow SBI!'s Action Guide and you will succeed.  After all .... you have nothing to lose... You will receive a full refund if you feel that SBI! was not for you!  So, why not give Site Build It! a try?  You can click here.

All the best of luck to you!.....from The Jamaican Culture Blog Webmaster.

The Jamaican Culture - You will know a Jamaican when they......

  • Try to get your attention with a "psst...." sound.

  • Offer to help you with a problem -Jamaicans are very kind people.

  • Are your neighbours - They will always be there for you!

  • Laugh! A Jamaican laugh is spontaneous.

  • Refer to "small little" when they mean "tiny".

  • Have a kerosene lamp with a "Home Sweet Home" shade.

  • Tell a stranger "good morning", "good evening", "good night" - This is definitely part of our culture!

  • Cannot have Sunday dinner without rice and peas.

  • Go to the bathroom to "tidy".

  • Are your employees - Some of the best employees you will ever find.

  • Carry fried fish and bammy when travelling overseas.

  • Have Dettol or Bay Rum in their cupboard.

  • Refer to soda as "soft drink" or "aerated water".

  • Refer to Orientals as "Missa Chin or Miss Chin".

  • Refer to "horse dead and cow fat" in reference to a story.

  • "Hiss" their teeth in anger.

  • Say "glass of cold ice water".

  • Refer to green bananas, yams, etc. as "food".

  • Refer to mixed drink such as lemonade or fruit punch as "drinks".

  • Say "Simit" when pronouncing the name "Smith".

  • Blink their eyes (cut eye) when displeased with someone.

  • Use overproof white rum instead of rubbing alcohol.

  • Point to someone or something by pushing their mouth forward.

  • Refer to all nail polish (regardless of brand!) as "Cutex".

  • Refer to margarine as "cooking butter".

  • Refer to butter as "best butter".

  • Refer to supermarket plastic bags as "scandal bags".

Jamaicans are a unique people. We have our own language and our own way of expressing ourselves!

This is truly ..........."The Jamaican Culture"!

The Jamaican Culture - Do You Remember?......

Are you old enough to remember the "good ole Days" in Jamaica?  "Ole" is Jamaican Patois which translates "Old").

See below and try to remember the good "ole time" Jamaican days!: (NoteTo enable persons who are not Jamaicans to be able to read and understand this post, I have translated each item immediately following the question).  Enjoy!

  • "Jolly Joseph" (J.O.S.)
    The Jamaica Omnibus Service buses - This was a public transportation bus service used by commuters in Kingston - the Capital City.

  • The Lou and Ranny Show?
    A nightly show starring the late Louise Bennett (Miss Lou) and the late Ranny Williams (Mass Ran).

  • Red floor polish?
    This was a red polish which was applied to wood floors.

  • Coconut brush?
    Made from the dried coconut and was used to brush the wood floors after the red floor polish was applied.

  • Rediffusion?
    A radio which was tuned to one radio station in Jamaica named Radio Jamaica & Rediffusion (RJR).

  • Charlie Babcock - "The Cool Fool with the live jive"?
    A radio personality.  He was Canadian and he was employed to a radio station in Jamaica. Charlie Babcock continuously identified himself on radio as "This is Charlie Babcock, the cool fool with the live jive".

  • Neville Willoughby,  Adrian Robinson, Tony Verity, Dottie Dean (Dorothy La Croix) and Roy Reid?
    Favourite Jamaican announcers and programme hosts.

  • "Dulcemina"?
    A radio soap opera which was extremely popular in Jamaica.

  • Eating Paradise plum, ju-jup, car sweetie and icy-mint?
    Jamaican sweets loved by both Jamaican adults and children.

  • Suck-Suck?
    A mixture of syrup or Kool-Aid and water which was frozen in plastic bags.  This was loved by both Jamaican adults and children.

  • Jack Ass corn?
    An extremely tough biscuit.

  • Stinkin' toe?
    A Jamaican fruit which had an extremely strong smell.

  • Rolling Calf?
    Jamaican folklore - A ghost with a chain.  When the "rolling calf" was moving around, the chain would be heard rolling along!

  • The peanut cart with the whistle?
    A peanut vendor moving around with a cart with a whistle (like a kettle). The sound of the whistle could be heard a far way off and Jamaicans would be waiting at their gates for the vendor's arrival.

  • Sno cone which was later called Sky Juice?
    Shaved iced with syrup.

  • Back and Front?
    Shaved ice with syrup and a dab of ice cream on top - Nice!

  • Teenage Dance Party?  (T.A.D.P.)
    Pioneered by Jamaican musician Sonny Bradshaw. It was a radio programme which introduced Jamaican music to radio.

  • Asham?
    Roasted corn, which was ground to a powder and sweetened with sugar. Care had to be taken when eaten since the powder could cause coughing!

  • The "Fortunes of Floralee?
    A popular radio soap opera.

  • The "Black Heart" man?
    A wicked ghost!

  • Anansi Stories?
    Stories told about the Anancy. This was extremely popular among Jamaicans of all ages. As a child, these stories were told at bedtime. The late "Miss Lou" was famous for telling these stories. "Anansi Stories" is now phrased by Jamaicans when referring to information given that is not true.

  • Bulla?
    A sweet cake which includes flour, spices, baking soda and is dark in colour.

  • Bullo Slush?
    Free lunch given to students attending primary schools. This was a Government aid to children.

  • Eating Crust?
    Eating patty crust.

  • Grand Market?
    Grand Market (also called Christmas Market) is a popular Jamaican Christmas celebration.  The main streets leading to the market are blocked and no vehicles are allowed access. Parents took their children to Grand Market to purchase toys and gifts.

  • GBs?
    A rubber and canvas bootie (shoes).

  • Bata Shoes Store?
    A famous shoe store in Jamaica.

We should never forget these very "Good Ole Days in Jamaica!"

This is truly .....The Jamaican Culture!