Sunday, January 20, 2008

How to Make Money and Traffic with Blogs

This guide will tell you how to make money with Blogs and How to Get a lot of traffic for your Blog
What is a blog?
A blog is where a person writes about a given subject and makes posts on this subject for people to read and comment. For example and are both blogs.

You can set up your blog free using your Google Account at or You can also go for your own paid blog hosting.

Traffic Methods:

Unique, Exciting Posts - Make valuble posts that are your own. People want unique content! Make sure you write about things that people will want to read about too!
Pay For Links - Although companies like Google don’t always appreciate it, you can buy links from websites to increase your backlinks and your traffic. Places like Adbrite are recommended for this sort-of thing, because you could probably get links for as cheap as $3 a month.
Forums - Post your blog on big forums such as Digital Point or Namepros. Put it in your signature. Also, if these forums have a feed reader, you can put in the Feed URL of your blog and the title of your latest blog entry will show up under your username!
Social Networking - Submit your website to your own profile in places like Digg, StumbleUpon and Get other people to do the same for you too
Ping - Ping your websites often. This will submit your latest posts to the Search Engines so they can be found on places like Google. Google Search for tutorials on how to ping your website.

Now you know how to get traffic, you probably want to make money from it.
Here is some tips:

Pay-Per-Click Programs - Google Adsense is one of these PPC Programs. This is where you get paid for every click you get on the ads. This can be effective for blogs if optimized well, and if the blog gets traffic.

Sell Blog Posts - If you’re getting a lot of traffic, you may find that some people want to pay you to have a blog post on your blog. This takes minimal effort, and you get paid to do it! This is probably the best way to make money from a blog!

Sell Links - If your website has good traffic and has a PageRank, you could sell links into your Blog Roll and make some money each money

Affiliate Programs - You can signup to affiliate programs and make a blog post with the link in it. That way, people may signup with your link and you can enjoy the rewards.

Making Money and Advertising With Proxies

Setting up and How to Make Money with Proxies

Proxies are very common subject. They are mainly used in schools and workplaces to get around the internet filters, so users can go on any website they like in these places.

Although they’re so common, it isn’t really a saturated niche because once a proxy is found out and blocked, more need to be created so users can still access.

Proxies can make money like any normal site, but you have to be careful where you advertise them, and how you make money from them.

Firstly, you need to setup a Google Adsense account. You can do so from the link in the sidebar. You may also want an Adbrite account for the proxified pages.

I recommend that you follow the Adsense tutorial in the Pay Per Click category to find out where to place the Google Adsense Ads. Make sure you don’t don’t place these ads on the proxified pages because Google will ban you, as it is against their ToS. Thats why you need an Adbrite account, for these pages.

So once you have your Google Ads on your homepage, and in a decent placement, and have Adbrite ads on your proxified pages (Search on google for tutorials on how to do this), you’re ready to begin advertising and making money!

Advertising Methods

  • Other Proxies - Exchange links with other proxies, such as getting them to place yours in the “Proxy Network” section if their template has it.
  • Directories - Submit your proxy to directories. You could probably find Proxy Directories too which is like a normal directory, but only for proxies.
  • Toplists - Make sure you submit your website to proxy toplists. All you normally have to do is put a linkback to them on your site, and this is so it can judge the traffic they get. A toplist is a list of the most popular proxies signed up to that site, so if you can get others to vote for you, you can make a bit of traffic from these.
  • Social Bookmarking - One of my favourite methods of advertising. This is because its so easy and quick to do! You could even use exchange methods like Exchange social bookmarking with others and you can get a lot of traffic!
  • MySpace - Suprisingly, this a great way to advertise a proxy. All you have to do is get a lot of friends on your MySpace account, and when the time is right, tell them about a new site you’ve found that lets you go on MySpace at school. Make sure you don’t sound like an advertisement, make the post tell them that you’re a real person who’s just informing them about it.
  • Yahoo! Groups - Join in Yahoo! Groups to advertise. If you can find a group about proxies that has a lot of members joined, this can be the most effective method there is for a proxy.
  • Newsletters - If you know of someone who runs a Proxy Newsletter, you could pay a bit of money (Depending on the amount of subscribers) to have your link put in it. If it has a lot of subscribers (40,000+) then you can get tons of traffic this way.
  • Word-Of-Mouth - If you know of a lot of people who are still at school, make sure you tell them about your site. You’ll be suprised how fast it goes around.

There you have it, a whole range of advertising methods for your proxy. When you have traffic aimed at this specific market, you’ll find that you have a good amount of clicks hopefully

Pay to Click Programs

Pay to Click Programs

Most people know what Pay-To-Click Programs are. They are the websites where advertisers pay $1.50 for eg. 50 visitors to visit your site for 20 seconds or so. Examples of these are and People can also earn money for surfing these sites.


  • More traffic to your website
  • Earn Money

  • Once these visitors have been to the website, they’ll forget all about it and never visit again
  • Not real traffic
  • 99.9% of surfers won’t browse your page, click ads or buy any products, so you won’t get anything out of it
  • Can easily be spoofed with an autoclicker (Links below)
  • Popularity of PTC Programs are dying down, because more people are seeing sense

As said in that list, you can easily spoof them. Autoclickers are created so that surfers can earn the money without actually visiting the links. These are a complete nightmare for advertisers because they lose the small gain that they get out of it in the first place. Such Autoclickers can be found here:

Opinion: Stay away from these! They don’t get you much traffic, and they don’t earn you money. They are a complete waste of time!

List of Directories

Website Directories for Search Engine Optimisation

Website Directories are said to be a good way to get backlinks to your website, but are they actually worth the time it takes to submit to them?
There are loads of directories on the internet. It only takes a simple search on Google to find some, but you normally find that big directories such as take over, and some of the smaller ones such as struggle to reach decent places in the Search Engines.
Chances are you found some directories from forums, advertisements or maybe even directories of directories. These are the main places that Directory Owners target.


  • More Backlinks
  • Possibly More Traffic
  • Search Engines could find you quicker


  • Often crowded, so its difficult to see your link
  • Normal people don’t search directories for results
  • Might take a while to approve the link
  • Takes a lot of time to submit to mass directories

Although there are more disadvantages than advantages, directories are still worth it. Although it takes a while to do to make a big affect, it is time well spent because eventually, if you submit to enough directories, it could just affect your PageRank in a positive way.
There is one way that you could make sure your link is crowded in with the rest though. Most directories have a Featured Link option where your link will be displayed at the top for a small fee.
Anyway, now that you know that these are worth it, you might want a list of directories that you can submit to. Here you go: 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 2 2 0

Ranked in order of PageRank too! Note that the PR might not be correct due to recent PageRank updates.

How to Choose a Web Domain

Choosing a Web Domain

Now when you’re about to start a new website, the web domain is extremely important. For example, I think you should realise that is a lot more memorable than This tutorial should give you tips that you should consider when you’re about to register one.

Short - Keep the domain quite short. Not only will it be more memorable and catchy, but if you were to sell it in future, you’d get a lot more from the domain

Domain Extension - Choose a memorable and popular extension for the domain. .in’s and .travel’s may be related to the website but they just aren’t popular enough. .com’s are certainly the best because when people are about to visit a new website, they immediately think .com. You really don’t want to lose visitors because of this

Related to your website - Even if does sound good, its a good idea to make the domain similar to the website, because its pretty much common sense!

Appraisals - Some more experienced webmasters may give you an appraisal of how much they think the website is worth before you actually register it. Be careful though, if its a worth a lot, quite a few people will do the sneaky thing of registering it before you!

The Latest Fashion - Just like in real life, you can get domain fashions too! Such as domains that start with an i are quite popular at the moment because of the company called Apple who call most of their products with i at the start, so everyone wants to register a domain for their next product to sell for loads of money!

- and _’s are a no-go - Whatever you do, in a domain, never ever use a hyphon or an underscore in the domain. Not only does it lower the value of the domain dramatically, but it also makes it less memorable!

Thank you for reading the tips for choosing a good domain name, and good luck when choosing your next domain names. High Traffic leads to better money and valuation of your domain name.
Domain names can be registered for about $8 per year for .com ones and lesser for some like .info and .in If you are lucky and hard working enough to discover a domain name which sounds great and is good for an upcoming website of just any type, then a buyer may pay you thousands of dollars for your domain. That way you make a lot of profit. But what you need is better study of keywords (you can view the highly paid and searched keywords. i have a special post here on this site.) Also you need to keep searching for availability of good domains. I have already discussed how to Choose a Good Web Domain. Sometimes you may discover very good names in a minute.. that has happened with me. So if you think you are ready to start registering domains for a big profit on selling them, then search for domain name registration and Google may give you some nice options where to register a good name. Good luck for your domain investing business!

6 Steps to Choose the Right Web Hosting For You

6 Steps to Choose the Right Web Hosting For You

Let's get through the considerations that you should think over in order to make sure that you get what you want for your hosting. You want to prefer the web host that is going to offer your requirement as they stand now and where they lead to in the future. Here we go:

1. Make sure you know the different kinds of hosts: shared, collocated, unmanaged dedicated, and managed dedicated. Is your website or blog brand new with small traffic? In case your website or blog is a fresh domain, you won't necessitate the raw powerof a dedicated server except your website or blog is resource exhaustive which is able to include: streaming, videos, proxies and also linking to videos too could cause a high load on Apache and the CPU(s).

2. Go for reliability, not just size. Since the host if offering you unlimited and unmetered space, does not mean you be supposed to solely base your judgment on that. What benefit is that account to you when your website or blog is down or the server is overloaded? Investigate how long the hosting business has been working. See if they have lately changed ownership, and if they show positive cash flow. I always use to check the domain create date, ownership and traffic before I buy.

3. The control of completely redundant data centers. If you are taking into consideration doing business with a smaller hosting vendor, make sure that they have sufficient power and connectivity capabilities. Request as to the number of lines the facility has. Do they possess an on-site generator? Does the generator get regular checks and maintenance? What is the usual utilization of the connections available?

4. How experienced is their staff? When the time you need customer service of a technical nature, you want it instantly, right? Observe the availability of their systems administrators. Send them a support ticket and observe how quick they respond.

5. Read other customer's reviews of the hosting services. Same as any business, the hosting merchant is supposed to provide good references.

6. Is the web host flexible? Your needs might change someday. Can you upgrade your web host services later on?
Take your time in making this important decision as the success of your website depends a lot on this..

Saturday, January 19, 2008

5 Tips for Freelance Programmers

Already started freelancing? How is it going? Great I hope. Hopefully you have outcome the main issues of the starter - fear, uncertainty, too little customers or too little time.

Now what, you still want something... You want to do it better? You want to be more successful freelancer. You want to work less and earn more.

There is nothing wrong with that. Here are 5 simple tips which will help you work smarter but not harder.

Reuse Your Code
I am sure I am not discovering the hot water with this. You already know to reuse your code, don't you? But do you really do it? Do you just copy-paste pieces of code or have you created an orderly framework with functions and classes? Think about it. You need libraries from functions, classes and pieces of code that you use often. Spend some time to create it and it will pay off great in the future.

There is also another way to reuse your code and experience. Once you complete a freelance project, immediately try to get involved in a similar one. You can easy offer lower price and short term for completion if you reuse your code from the previous project. Of course you have to make sure that you are not breaking the contract with your previous customer. Some freelance employers require exclusive rights to your work.

Outsource Time Consuming Tasks
Let me tell you a secret. The buyers in the freelance business are people like you. Usually they are single entrepreneurs or small teams - and not huge companies. Have you asked yourself why they are buyers and not freelancers (in fact some of them are both)? Because one can't do everything best. There are tasks that you are not good at or you just don't like. Why not hire another freelancer to complete that task?

Some freelance programmers hire designers for the design tasks for example. Others hire copyrighters to help them writing offers. But the possibilities are not limited to that. You can even hire another programmer in exactly the same field like you. If he or she is less experienced, but can write some boring codes for cheap, why not pay them and save your valuable time for the most important tasks? This will help you finish a project faster and get paid more for less work.

Use Ready Scripts
If you browse sites like Hotscripts you'll find that the most trivial tasks have been already solved by someone. Many of these scripts are given out for free, most of the others are fairly cheap. In any case it can save you a lot of time if you download or buy a ready script and then do the neccessery modifications.

Sometimes however the scripts are very badly written and it can take you more time to understand and modify them than to create yourself from scratch. It's all about how much you like to tweak someone else's code and how good the program that you buy is.

Use ready frameworks
It is easy to find ready frameworks for most programming languages. Some of them are really very good and can help you increase your programming speed two, three or more times. They provide you with sets of functions and classes which save you a lot trivial (and not so trivial) coding tasks. Many of these frameworks are free, some are commercial.

How to find them? Just open your favorite search engine and type [your favorite programming language] development framework. For example some cool frameworks are CakePHP, PHP on Rails and Ruby on Rails. There are literally hundreds.

Use the most effective advertising method
Being a freelancer you may happen to spend some money on advertising yourself. Either or creating and hosting a website or paying for subscription on some freelance site, promoting via PPC etc. But the most effective advertising method has always been word of mouth.

It's not hard to use its power. Just tell your happy customers that you would appreciate if they share with their friends and mates about you. Many won't do it if you don't ask, but will follow your request with pleasure. And you lose nothing if you ask, don't you?

The freelance business is an art which combines professional and communication skills with little self promotion and smartness. These five tips are not everything you should know about freelancing, but if you follow them you'll just do it better in freelance programming for PHP, Java, C++, C, HTML, DHTML,,, SAP, Oracle, etc. or whatever the language may be! Good Luck!

Become a Freelance Programmer

Become a Freelance Programmer
Earn Money from home writing Programs for people in USA, Europe or other high cost countries.

If you're good at programming you will also find a great need for this skill set. If you are exceptional at building websites or creating software, then you may want to try your hand at freelance programming. There is a lot of money in software and people will pay a pretty penny for individuals to create software applications for them. You also may want to consider creating a PLR membership site that provides so many software applications a month for people to either sell or use. Because relatively few people have programming skills and would rather not spend the money or take the time to learn, these skills are at a premium.

Pay to join Survey Sites a Scam??

Are the Pay to Join Online Survey Sites scams??

People are attracted to many get rich quick opportunities available on internet, thinking that they can make fast money with no or very little work online. The scammers take advantage of this common desire, that is why it is important to know more about such scams. In some areas of online opportunities we find more scams like paid surveys, get paid to shop, get paid to surf, multi-level marketing, illegal pyramid schemes, high yield investment programs etc. Let us have a look at the opportunities in case of paid surveys.

Most paid surveys are highly promoted scams. You must have come across claims by companies that offer opportunities where you can make $100 per hour by filling simple forms. People are normally asked to pay $ 30-50 and are given a list of companies that offer online paid survey opportunities. These companies do not take any fee from people rather they pay to the participants who complete the surveys. They are paid based on certain factors like age, demographics, gender etc.

The sure way to know that they are scam is to see that they ask for some fee to join or to become a member. Even if they are free to join do not forget to see the clause that they will not disclose your personal information to any third party without your prior permission. Many companies just collect personal information and sell them to other marketers. Some companies ask one time payment or a subscription fee to give access to the list of companies or the database which if you search, you can find free on internet.

Many of such companies look legitimate as they display many convincing testimonials from satisfied customers. However you may find that most of them will simply not pay anything for the job done by people. Many will not give any cash payment, instead they may give gift vouchers, meal coupons etc. Some lucky people can manage to get some regular income with lot of hard work and patience. However you can never make sufficient money so that you can think of leaving your current day job. It will just remain a little extra income.

So, if you are really interested in making good income from online opportunities, direct your efforts in the areas like making money from AdSense, affiliate programs or from your own information or product etc and keep away from obvious scams. Good programs will offer you lots to learn which can become an important asset to make money consistently in future.

Survey Sites for India

Now Indians can earn money online from home by doing part time survey work free!!
I am listing some free survey sites for Indians on which they can take free surveys and in turn paid Rs.1500 sometimes for a few minutes survey. Imagine doing a dozen surveys in your free time!!! Check out these sites which i use ::

Global Test Market
Exciting online surveys and earn points redeemable for cash, for each survey you take! GlobalTestMarket has a huge client list, which means more surveys for you!

American Consumer Opinion
Earn plenty of cash - $4 to $50 per survey or focus group you participate in. Payment amounts vary, based on lengths of questionnaires.

In exchange for your help in creating better products and services for consumers, earn cash and great prizes with your participation in fun online surveys!

Permission Research
Free software downloads, antivirus programs, great contests including vacation trips, just for signing up and taking surveys!

Online Global Recruiting
Earn cash rewards for taking online surveys. Get paid via check or PayPal - your choice. Reliable, timely payments to panelists

Earn $3 for each short survey you participate in. Join one of largest and oldest online survey panels on the internet.

Get entries into $250 monthly cash member draws, just for being a member! Participate in online surveys to earn more cash draw entries.

Asian and especially Indian Online Survey from home oppurtunities will definitely help you earn hundreds of dollars from home online filling up easy surveys from home..

Best Free Survey Sites

The key to finding some of the best free survey sites is knowing what makes them the best. There are a couple things I use to determine if I am going to participate with a site or not.

  • Do they have a good reputation online? I do scam checks through the search engines to verify it is a good site that pays.
  • Can I make money on my own? Although I do love referral programs, many people do not so it is important to be able to make money without referrals.
  • Is the referral program a good one? I want to be able to make good money off of my referral efforts so I like for sites with strong payment percentages.

Once you identify some of the best free survey sites it is important to know exactly how to use them to maximize your earnings. The very worst thing anyone can do is sign up for one of these sites and go crazy doing offers and surveys. This will cause you to have a ton of earnings in pending with a low percentage confirming and actually paying you.

People like myself that have been taking advantage of this free way to make money have been able to develop techniques that help ensure a larger percentage of offers actually convert. We are not wasting our time and making no money. Things like clearing your computers cookies, having multiple email addresses and understanding how to get referrals will help you not only enjoy the experience but will serve to increase your income much faster.

I have seen countless hundreds of people get started with some of the very best free survey sites only to quit soon after because they did not take the time to understand how they work. It can be very frustrating if you do not have a system in place.

Online Paid Survey Taking Opportunities

Online Paid Survey Taking Opportunities - Earn Money At Home

If you are looking for online paid survey taking opportunities, you are in luck. It is easier than ever to earn money at home and paid surveys are a great way to do just that. While it is not the easiest thing in the world to find the legit survey sites, here is what you need to know in order to weed through the various scams and bogus survey sites.

You have probably scoured the web for days, or even weeks, trying to find a way to earn even a little extra money at home, but have fell short of your goal. Most people give up before they even find a good way to make money. With all of the get rich quick scams on the internet, it isn’t surprising that you might have been turned off to taking surveys to get paid. Even in the survey site industry there tends to be scam sites here and there. The difference between the scam survey sites and the all of the other scam sites on the internet is that the survey ones are very easy to spot and you can quickly find your way to the best legit survey sites on the internet in no time flat. Online paid survey taking opportunities are not going to go away any time soon, so you can cash in now and later.

There are long standing survey sites like Greenfield and GTM. They are both leaders of the survey industry and pay their member’s top dollar for their surveys. They offer online paid survey taking opportunities on a daily basis and they try their hardest to not leave you without a survey to do at any given time.

The internet is flooded with promises and guarantees of making money while you work at home. The truth is, though, that most of them are just not true. Online paid survey taking opportunities are one of the few ways that you can make god money while at home. The great thing about taking surveys for money is that they are also fun to do. How often do you get to have fun while making money?

Online paid survey taking opportunities are a great way for you to spend your free time. Instead of playing a video game for a couple of hours, why not make any extra $40-$-50 instead? Instead of watching Dr. Phil, why not make some money to pay that electric bill?
The faster you get going with all of the survey offers out there, the faster your wallet will grow and the faster you will get a huge smile on your face. Online paid survey taking opportunities are yours for the taking.

Gambling Affiliate Programs And Casino Portals

Gambling Affiliate Programs And Casino Portals

The smartest way to get started is to simply create a casino website, and use only original content next to advertisements of your chosen or best paying casino affiliate programs. Creating content that was originally written by you or copywriter is the most important step to get listed on search engines, especially if you can target specific keywords with each article or an add that you post up. Keep in mind, organic-pure search engine traffic is basically free, so try to gain as much as you can out of it.

For example, you might want to create a casino blog with online gambling playing tips, and in between each advice or two you can add a link with your affiliate code to an online casino that you're promoting. It's really that not complicated! Once you've build a web site with unique content and all promotional material as banners, text links you are ready to go public to forums, article sites, press releases and other publications online.

Casino Gaming Portals can provide a variety of online gambling categories (like casino games or poker betting tips) as well as a variety of gambling sites within a category. Many people like to try different websites, and with a Gambling Portal you can give them that ability and keep them as your casino player at the same time.

Casino Gamblers are a superstitious lot. If they feel they're having bad luck at Online Casino Treasure, then they'll leave and try their luck at Online Casino Glamour or Imperial Casino Online. When you promote only one casino or Poker room, you may lose some bingo players who feel unlucky at that only casino. When you running a casino portal, those same casino players will settle into one of the other brands you're promoting where they feel Best Luck is more favorable to them.

Gambling Portals keep players in control to make their own choices about where to gamble. Players like being able to make choices. It makes for a better gaming experience, and gives them a reason to return to your Portal for more news and new offers.

A good Casino Portal always offers gambling tips and information that gamblers find relevant and supportive. This provides "tackiness" and a basis for forming a long-term, loyal relationship with the casino portal.

When you have a Gambling Portal, you can pool your promotional efforts and online gambling resources into promoting just the Portal, and then let the Portal direct traffic to the various casino/poker properties. This is more cost effective than promoting each casino separately.
With a Casino Gaming Portal you can use self-marketing or up-sell techniques to take a casino player coming off a big win at Golden casino with his pockets full of cash and lead him into Europe Casino for exciting Blackjack action. It will bring even more revenue for your Casino Affiliate Partner account and higher payouts for you.

How to Improve Your Best Gambling Strategies


Best Gambling Strategies involves finding those strategies that will help you to become a more successful player whether you play at either an online casino or a land based casino. The following are some of the different situations and scenarios that will help you to understand the different strategies that actually will make you a better and more successful player.

When playing at either a land based casinos or online casinos you will find that when they have machines such as the Slots Machines and Video Pokers that it really difficult to develop any strategy as they operate with a Random Numbers Generator (RNG). With the RNG's you will never be able to develop a strategy as with the term random it means that there is no set pattern that you may figure out as to when a machine with a RNG is going to pay out.

Probably one of the most valuable strategies when you are going to play at either an online casino or land based casinos is setting yourself a limit as to how much money you will spend prior to playing. When one doesn't set themselves a limit as to how much they will allow themselves to gamble with, you may create a situation where you may end up getting yourself in financial difficulty if you start to lose and don't realize when it is time to quit.

Another excellent strategy is to set yourself a dollar value as to how much you will allow yourself to win before you may start to lose. This is the same scenario almost as the above situation where you should realize when to quit playing when you are ahead and winning, if you start to lose you may not realize that you are better off to quit while you are ahead instead to risk losing everything. Remember that you can take your winnings from that day and play again another day by using your winnings and keeping your initial bank roll.

Whether you are playing at an online casino or a land based casino that it is to your advantage to play a variety of different games whether it may be the Slot Machines or Video Poker Games. One never knows if your chances are better off by playing a variety of different machines as the Random Number Generators may be cashing out the big jackpot while you are playing that certain machine whether it be the Slots Machines or the Video Poker Games.

The most important of the Strategies also includes the strategy of realizing if you may have a gambling addiction or problem. If you realize that you may have a gambling addiction or problem that it is to your advantage to seek yourself help by contacting your local Gamblers Anonymous. Gamblers Anonymous is an organization that is there for those that have a gambling addiction or gambling problem and help them return to a normal life without ever gambling again.

Hopefully the Best Gambling Strategies that are mentioned in this article will help those to become more successful in winning more often whether they play at an online casino or at a land based casino. Of most importance is to realize if you have a gambling addiction or gambling problem to seek yourself help before gambling may end up ruining your life.