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October 14, 2012 in Business, Featured, Ongoing

I‘ve always been a fan of automation. No…that’s not right. I’ve always been a fan of the IDEA of automation. Most of the time, until somebody points out that I’m doing something longhand that a machine can accomplish in ten seconds or less, I don’t notice.

I’m bullheaded like that, but I confess that I love the IDEA that if I can get a program or machine or device to do something repetitive for me to free up my time, that’s fantastic!

There are lots of repetitive tasks in internet marketing, and one of the most annoying to me is article spinning, so, after talking with my buddy Solver, we came up with a solution. (clarification: Solver was aghast at how much time I was spending on certain tasks and lent [the] poor DeVel a hand!)

If you want to grow your business, then volume’s the key.

The problem with volume is…the more stuff you’re handling, the longer it takes.

Sure, sure, there are other article spinners on the market.

You open your first file, plug in the article, push the button, done.

Close the file, open the next one, plug in the article, push the button again, done.

Rinse and repeat, and that’s all well and good, but when you’re dealing with more than just a handful of articles in a given month, you’re looking at a huge time sink.

BAS removes it. Load ALL your text files into the software, set your destination directory, push the button, and collect the output.

It used to take me an entire day each month to do this.

Now it takes about two minutes.

I’d call that a win.


Anyway, if you’re into internet marketing at all, and want to give it a look, we’ve got a video on the Batch Article Spinner (BAS) site that shows it in action. Check it out by clicking on the image of the site!

Project completed, June 2010, though development is ongoing and new features are always being considered


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October 14, 2012 in Business, Featured, Ongoing

Having done nothing but fiction work in various forms to this point, and having lived through a number of life changing experiences, I suppose you could call me [a] DeVel at the Crossroads.

In any case, in 2008, when the Great Recession ate my job, and saw me go from cushy middle manager in Atlanta, living a six-figure lifestyle, to security guard in a Condo parking lot, working thirty hours a week for twelve bucks an hour (and that was after six months with no work at all), I guess you could say I’d been burned once too often by the corporate world.

I determined to find a way to make it on my own, and that led me to explore all sorts of possibilities.

One of those possibilities was internet marketing.

I spent lots of time doing all the wrong things, before finally finding a home with good teachers, dug in, and started doing the boring, repetitive, unglamorous work that is the reality of internet marketing.

And you know something?

It works!

As a job, it sucks, but it does work, and it does pay the bills, and the two brilliant, beautiful things about it are these: 1) it keeps earning month after month with little added input, and 2) you’re your own boss. If not for those two things, I’d never recommend it, but I regard those as two fairly big, important things, and I suspect that most folks do.

In any case, I figured out my own methodology, which proved to be quite different from what other folks were doing, and turned it into a blueprint for success.

Thus, Crossroads was born.

The image above leads to the Company Store site, if you’re interested in knowing more.

Project completed, January 2010 (with ongoing updates), after more than a year’s worth of experimentation


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