First Thing First


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So you wanna start your online business huh ?

But wait… !

there’s a fundamental preparation you need to get your self equipped with before you embark on this exciting journey. I’ve seen way many beginners started out their journey, half way through their journey, got stuck and became frustrated and soon enough giving it all up.

Yes, the very basic thing that can stop your journey is simply your ability to manage your online usernames (some times is called login ID) and passwords. Can you imagine trying to login to your email, but you have forgotten the password, worst still, you do not have the hint on how to retrieve it back ? Sounds familiar eh ?

Now, the fact is most people out there do not have a proper system put in place in managing their username and passwords. Most beginners fail to realize that as they embark in internet marketing, they will come across more and more website requiring them to create their unique username and password. Many people try to simply memorize these information which proof to be an impossible task as the amount of information becomes larger and larger.

Some people have the habit to record these information such as web addresses, usernames and passwords on a piece of paper, sticky notes, some where in the pages of their note pad, books, which scattered around here and there, which does not sound so bad in the beginning, but the real test comes when they are trying to login to a certain website, and when they try to look for that very piece of information which they have jotted down some where, it takes them ages to find if ever it can be found ! Once again, this approach does not work as the end result has clearly revealed.

So the key here is getting these information well organized, so that it can be accessed easily and yet the security part of it is not being compromised.

The Solution

A cheap (in fact this is free) and easy way to get your password well managed is by putting these information on a spread sheet such as Microsoft Excel. Data such as date, web site address, email, user ID, passwords etc shall be recorded each time they are created. You may choose to save the spread sheet with password protection feature so that only you have the authority to view it’s content, hence avoiding your sensitive data from being stolen. An example of such spread sheet which you can download is as below:

If you do not already have a good system in place for managing your usernames and passwords, I strongly recommend you to download the above spread sheet and make good use of it, it will save you from lots of frustration days. Simply put your name and email below to get the sheet delivered to you immediately.

Well, I have been using the exact same sheet my self for years with hundreds of usernames and passwords that I had. But after a while, when the data size that I have to manage keep expanding, I find using a spread sheet is not efficient enough, hence I go for a third party software solution, and the market leader is none other then RoboForm. To keep this post short, I shall provide further review on RoboForm in my next post, but simply put it, I have to admit that nowadays I can’t live my online life without RoboForm :D

5 thoughts on “First Thing First”

  1. I registered for Tony Pua’s program yesterday at WISMA MCA. Pls keep me informed of the events that should follow from then on.

    I would be damned if I don’t get anything except that piece of receipt I got yesterday!

  2. Your guidance is excellent. I had been trying for long without studying what is shown here as I was making a mistake in Password. I hope this should now be O>K

  3. Jeffrey, hi!

    You have a nice blog! I have learnt some interesting things.

    1 Jeffrey, Could you please share how you managed to create the username and password management sheet in your message? Is it a html code?

    2 Did you use xSitePro to build the website?

    Thank you in advance!

    Cheers,
    Alex

  4. Hi Alex,

    1. I took a screen shot of the sheet and saved it as jpg file, then inserted in my message as image

    2. This site is build using WordPress platform

    Cheers,
    Jeffrey

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