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Thursday, February 23, 2017

One Way to Reach an Agreement in Business

7:19 AM

Hi Gang:

Here's a video from Marc Charles Academy you might like if you want to do more deals and agreements in your business:

Reach an Agreement

Marc

PS Thanks for subscribing and sharing the channel.

Monday, February 20, 2017

A New Way to Compare Business Opportunities by Marc Charles

6:21 PM

Greetings!

Here's a great video --- if I do say so myself -- on comparing different business opportunities.

It works.

https://youtu.be/6HZxZisyTaE

Marc

Friday, February 17, 2017

Is the MicroGig Economy REAL?

7:21 AM

Greetings:

Marc Charles Academy is Live!

Get to class man! :)

Here's my take on Fiverr:

https://youtu.be/r3l0P1Ox3cs

Marc

Travel Loophole -- (Oh Man)

7:44 AM

Greetings!

This stuff is never advertised!

And most people don’t make a dime on this loophole so they’re not going to tell you about it either.

I used the loophole on a flight from LA to Boston recently, and when I mentioned it to the airline reservation clerk she pretended like it didn’t exist.

But believe me….it’s very real….and it works!

One airline was fined $375,000 recently for trying to withhold this loophole from a passenger.

And forget about getting info from Uncle Sam. Maybe it’s the $40 million airline lobby…oh well.

Real People Using “the Loophole”

·        Harvey Oreck, a former barrister from Vancouver, British Columbia has scored more than 30 free flights!

·        Christopher Lotz, from San Jose CA scored a FREE flight voucher worth about $1,000 -- enough for a European trip!

·        Tom Parsons, (founder of bestfare.com) has received $1,000’s in free flights

·        Asheet Aswahi, from Pittsburgh PA snagged four free flights, meals and lodging over a 12 month period

Here’s the deal…

Airline overbooking is not illegal.

Airlines always overbook flights to compensate for the "no-shows."

The downside to overbooking is passengers typically get "bumped" as a result.

Listen carefully….

When overbooking occurs, the Department of Transportation (DOT) requires airlines to ask passengers if they’re willing to give up their seats voluntarily, in exchange for compensation.

Bumped passengers are entitled to compensation!

Getting Bumped for CASH!

According to the Associated Press, 69,000 passengers were bumped in 2010!

Most of these passengers didn’t receive a dime in compensation because they didn’t know how “the game” is played.

Here's How the “Bumping Game” Works

At the check-in area, airline employees will look for passengers willing to give up their seats when a flight has been oversold.

If you're not in a hurry you can give up your seat in exchange for compensation and a later flight.

But don’t agree to the “bumping game” until you get answers to these questions:
Can the airline provide a confirmed seat on the alternate airline? The alternate flight may be acceptable. But if they offer to put you on standby flight that's full, you could be stranded.

Will the airline provide other amenities such as free meals, a hotel room, phone calls, and ground transportation? If not, you might have to spend the money they offer you on food or lodging while you wait for the next flight. This is a big one!

The DOT does not say how much an airline is required to compensate “bumped” passengers.

This means the airlines can negotiate with passengers for an acceptable amount of money or a free trip (and possibly other incentives).

The airlines provide employees with guidelines for bargaining with passengers.

They may select the volunteers who are willing to sell back their reservations for the lowest price!

If the airline offers you a free ticket, ask about the restrictions.

How long the ticket good for?

Is the ticket "blacked out" during holiday periods?

Can the tickets be used for international flights? This is a stickler! I received a free flight and compensation, but I found out later it couldn’t be used for a flight to Bermuda. I complained and the ticket was revised!

Most importantly, can you make the reservation, and if so, how far before departure are you permitted to make it?

Three Things to Consider When Accepting “DBC”

Denied Boarding Compensation or DBC requires airlines to give all involuntarily bumped passengers a written statement describing his or her rights.

The statement must explain how the airline decides who can board an oversold flight and who does not.

Involuntary bumped passengers are entitled to a payment of “denied boarding compensation”. The actual amount depends on the price of their ticket and the length of the delay.

If you are bumped involuntarily and the airline arranges substitute transportation which is scheduled to get you to your final destination (including later connections) within one hour of your original scheduled arrival time, no compensation is required.

If the airline arranges substitute transportation which is scheduled to arrive at your destination between one and two hours after your original arrival time (within four hours on international flights), the airline must pay you an amount equal to your one-way fare to your final destination, with a $400 maximum.

If the substitute transportation is scheduled to get you to your destination more than two hours later (four hours internationally), or if the airline does not make any substitute travel arrangements for you, the compensation doubles (200% of your fare, $800 maximum).

In most cases you’ll keep your original ticket and use it on another flight.

If you choose to make your own arrangements, you can request an "involuntary refund" for the ticket for the flight you were bumped.

The “denied boarding compensation” is essentially a payment for your inconvenience.

Surprise “Conditions” Airlines Don’t Want You to Know

In addition to the ticketing deadline, each airline has a check-in deadline. This is the amount of time before scheduled departure when you must present yourself to the airline at the airport.

For domestic flights most carriers require you to be at the departure gate between 10 minutes and 30 minutes before scheduled departure, but some deadlines can be an hour or longer.

To be eligible for compensation, you must have a confirmed reservation. A written confirmation issued by the airline or an authorized agent qualifies you in even if the airline can't find your reservation in the computer, as long as you didn't cancel your reservation or miss a reconfirmation deadline.

You must meet the airline's deadline for buying your ticket. Discount tickets must usually be purchased within a certain number of days after the reservation was made. Other tickets have to be picked up no later than 30 minutes before the flight.

Check-in deadlines on international flights can be as much as three hours before scheduled departure time.

Some airlines may require you to be at the ticket/baggage counter. But most airlines require you to be in the boarding area.

Important Note: If you miss the ticketing or check-in deadline, you may have lost your reservation and your right to compensation if the flight is oversold. No compensation is due if the airline arranges substitute transportation which is scheduled to arrive at your destination within one hour of your originally scheduled arrival time.

If the airline must substitute a smaller plane the carrier is not required to pay people who are bumped as a result.

In addition, on flights using aircraft with 30 through 60 passenger seats, compensation is not required if you were bumped due to safety-related aircraft weight or balance constraints.

The rules do not apply to charter flights, or to scheduled flights operated with planes that hold fewer than 30 passengers. The rules do not apply to international flights inbound to the United States.

However some airlines on these routes may follow them voluntarily.

When a flight is oversold and there are not enough volunteers, some airlines bump passengers with the lowest fares first. Once you have purchased your ticket, the most effective way to reduce the risk of being bumped is to get to the airport early.

For passengers in the same fare class the last passengers to check in are usually the first to be bumped, even if they have met the check-in deadline.

Allow extra time; assume that the airport access road is backed up, the parking lot is full, and there is a long line at the check-in counter.

However, if you arrive so early that your airline has another flight to your destination leaving before the one that you are booked on, either switch to the earlier flight or don't check your bag until after the first flight leaves.

If you check your bag right away, it might get put on the earlier flight and remain unattended at your destination airport for hours. Airlines may offer free transportation on future flights in place of a check for denied boarding compensation.

If you are bumped involuntarily you have the right to insist on a check if that is your preference.

When you cash a check (and accept the free flight), you lose the right to demand money from the airline later on.

If being bumped costs you more money than the airline will pay you at the airport, you can try to negotiate a higher settlement with their complaint department. If this doesn't work, you have 30 days from the date on the check to decide if you want to accept the amount of the check.

You are always free to decline the check (e.g., not cash it) and take the airline to court to try to obtain more compensation.

Don't be a "no-show." If you are holding confirmed reservations you don't plan to use, notify the airline. If you don't, they will cancel all onward or return reservations on your trip.

Improve Your Odds of Getting Bumped

There will always be airline passengers with urgent travel needs.  Their top priority is arriving at their destination on time.

The airlines are required by law to seek out the passengers who are willing to give up their seats for compensation before bumping anyone in- voluntarily.

Harvey Oreck whom I mentioned earlier is often referred to as a “professional bumper”.

When Harvey hears an announcement in the airline terminal that begins “Ladies and Gentlemen…” he knows it’s a signal for an overbooked flight. He also knows it means free trips and/or cash vouchers for the “bumped” volunteers.

Oreck, a semiretired lawyer and former barrister from Vancouver, British Columbia, estimates he and his family have scored airline vouchers for about 30 flights from the bumps that he has taken over the past five years, paying for trips to Thailand, Mexico and other locales!

On a recent trip home from Las Vegas, Harvey accepted a bump to a later flight and accepted a free flight voucher.

A few minutes later, someone backed out of his original flight, allowing Oreck to go home as planned and keep his already-issued voucher!

"You have to be alert and proactive," Oreck said.

Airline over-sales swelled 12% in the 2010, giving flexible fliers a greater chance to land some great freebies and offset the rising cost of air travel.


After talking to airline employees, savvy travelers, professional “bumpers” and travel experts I refined my list to seven of the best ways to increase your odds of getting bumped.

Seven ways improve your odds…

Always get to the boarding area early. Be friendly and let the airline check-in agent you are willing to be bumped

Book flights on the busiest travel dates, times and holidays

Books flights on airlines with the highest “bumping” percentage

Books flights on the most popular business traveler times and dates

Book flights on early flights (before 8:00 AM) rather than later (after 7:00 PM)

Book single reservations

Book flights on the most popular destinations (New York City, Orlando, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Miami are the top five)
There you have it!
The secrets of world travel using the airlines loopholes. You can also get bumped for cash!
I hope that helps.
Have fun and play nice…..and please post your comments!

Regards,
Marc Charles
“The King of Business Opportunities”


*** Action Strategy ***
This “Loophole” will help you save you big time money, time and energy!

But you can also use it to get paid! That’s what I’m talking about!

You can apply the “loophole” in this week’s issue TODAY.

Would you like to learn about more of secret loopholes and insider tactics for getting HUGE discounts, VIP treatment, freebies, invitations and even CASH?

I thought so….. then check out my new program now…by clicking here.

*** Valuable Resources ***

BumpTracker (analyzes the number of seats oversold on certain flights at certain times)

FlyerTalk (Frequent flyer and “bumped” community)
AirTravelGenius.com (Insider Air Travel Tips and Advice)
FiredAirlineAgent (Susan Jacobs was a 15-year airline industry veteran until she was fired. She has written an eBook with more than 46 ways to get free airline tickets, and other insider information)
The Top Airfare Websites
They provide deep links to fare calendars to every domestic fare that can be purchased on Travelocity.com, Southwest.com, or Cheapair.com, and to Orbitz.com for most international fares
·        They show fares from every conceivable airport
·        They only list fares that they think are reasonable
·        They have better organization.


FareCompare.com is an independent airfare shopping site with most of the tools necessary to help consumers find the best deals available quickly and easily.
Every day FareCompare.com processes feeds from more than 500 airlines - totaling more than 270,000 city pairs worldwide.
Orbitz is an online travel company that enables leisure and business travelers to research, plan and book a wide range of travel products. Orbitz also owns CheapTickets, ebookers, HotelClub, RatesToGo, the Away Network, Asia hotels, and corporate travel brand Orbitz for Business.

They search more than 200 travel websites to locate the best travel
values on the Internet

Tom Parsons, one of the most sought-after travel experts in the country. He is a consumer champion, offering information on travel bargains, the airline industry and its effects on consumer pocketbooks. From frequent flyer miles to travel deals to the nation's seemingly never-ending changing security policies, Tom is on the beat.

One of the Internet’s most complete resources for airfare cuts, daily deals, airline goofs and short-term airfare cuts

Last minute travel and airfare deals

Yapta is designed to help consumers manage fluctuating travel prices so they know when to "buy low". Yapta conducts daily price checks on the specific flights and hotels and alerts you when prices drop or when they fall within your budget.

SmarterTravel.com is one of the largest online travel resources on the Internet for unbiased travel news, deals, and timely expert advice. They research the latest and best travel deals, compile travel guides for destinations worldwide, and offer money-saving tips for travelers.

DEEP Cruise Discounts!
Save up to 82% on Last-Minute Cruises. The original cruise clearinghouse!

The largest discount cruise agency in America!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Amazon.com Customer Service

8:11 AM

Hi Gang:

Marc Charles Academy is Live ;)

Here's my take on Amazon.com Customer Service.....(it's good)

https://youtu.be/_2CV5ZG3m5k


Regards,

Marc Charles

Monday, February 13, 2017

Hard Work? What's That

9:11 AM

Greetings:

I used to HATE it when old entrepreneurs or business owners would tell me "Hard Work Works Son".

So....if you're in the same boat you'll HATE this video too ;)

This strategy has paid off big time for me.

https://youtu.be/f2hnf8AA-Kk

Marc Charles

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Importing Fortunes Works --- Really

5:44 AM

Greetings:

You can still import products from other countries at deep discounts, and resell them for a profit.

My NEW program, tutorials, coaching and assistance might help you if this is a market you like:

Five years in development, with nice improvements and testing :)

Check it out ---

Marc

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Trashing Bricks and Mortar Businesses

Hi Gang:

Here's a fun video from my infamous Marc Charles Academy:

https://youtu.be/fEk2jOozP34

A subscriber sent me a message asking why I'm always trashing bricks and mortar businesses ;)

Check it out!

Marc

Friday, February 10, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

Worn Out Business Ideas by Marc Charles

7:02 AM

Hi Gang:

Here's my view on worn out business ideas, and how YOU can profit.

https://youtu.be/lJqWEMm9I_4

Marc

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Old and New Business Ideas

5:33 AM

Morning gang:

Here's a clip from Marc Charles Academy you might enjoy:

https://youtu.be/lJqWEMm9I_4

It's about OLD and NEW business ideas.

You know the drill.....share it if ya like it ;)

Marc Charles

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Drive to Make It Happen

8:04 AM

Hey:

Reposting from Marc Charles Academy.

https://youtu.be/TOWNjd3w6dQ

The link was screwed up ;)

Have fun.....

Marc

Monday, January 30, 2017

Drive to Succeed -- Marc Charles

6:14 AM

Greetings:

I've always thought most of the stuff written about the drive to succeed is lame.

My stuff too ;)

But this is an honest, relevant and useful video on the topic:

https://youtu.be/TOWNjd3w6dQ

Marc

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Marc Charles Academy Dropouts!

7:22 AM

I'm just kidding!

There are no dropouts yet.....

But you might like my hot new session:

https://youtu.be/S2E1QbZD6lA

You know the drill -- please share, like, comment....whatever.

Talk soon.

Marc

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

How to Generate Cash

11:04 AM

Hi Gang:

I hope all is well.

Yup.....outta the loop for a bit.

But here's a cool NEW video I posted to Marc Charles Academy:

https://youtu.be/S2E1QbZD6lA

Have fun.

Marc

Monday, December 12, 2016

Marc Charles Spotted......

9:01 AM

I'm live man....

No really ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfHx7RXW10k

Regards,

Marc

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Darknet Cash -- Yup

Darknet Cash

7:16 AM

Greetings:

There's a battle raging under the Internet. 

It's true....and there's money to be made :)

In this article I’ll show you how to produce a nice income for yourself…in a great side line business. 

Or you can choose to leverage this market in a bigger way.

Here’s the deal…..

Like I said….there’s a war taking place in the Internet’s “underbelly”. It’s like the movie The Matrix, but this is real not a fantasy.

And actually, it’s not limited to the Internet. This warfare is taking place on corporate intranets, extranets, wireless networks and everywhere in between.
About the only place you won’t find a battle is on “dead drops”. Which are “off Internet” style P2P file sharing zones such as DeadDrops.com.

The problems are being caused by pesky little things called "bug variants."
A "bug variant" is a conscious software programming error which can have many different negative side effects. 

For example, bug variants in Web browsers cause security breaches, deceptive downloads, automatic redirects and malicious viruses.

"Variants" are new strains of viruses which borrow code from other known viruses. 

A letter or letters following the virus family name usually identifies the variants.
For example, AgentBKY, SmallDAM, VBS.LoveLetter.B., VBS.LoveLetter.C., and WareZOV are all “bug variants”.

Bug variants are easy to understand for people who know the basics of programming, viruses, and software architecture. 

But get this.

There are incredible money making opportunities surrounding “bug variants” and the programming warfare taking place as we speak.

Heck….network security is the fastest growing sector in information technology!

One opportunity is professional hacking

Granted, you might not be tech savvy or even have an interest in this area. But you might know someone who is. Give them this information today!

What’s more, you can also invest in entrepreneurs and companies who are successful in network security, encryption, virus detection, IT forensics and professional hacking.

Believe me…this is a HOT rising trend.

Who would have guessed you could make money by eradicating bug variants on the Internet? 

But it's true! 

Programming, professional hacking and network security is a legitimate business opportunity and the demand is growing like wildfire.

Robert Graham, founder and CEO of Errata Security, said, "We’re seeing kids playing and pretending to be masterminds, but recently, we saw the rise of the professional hacker. Many hackers are graduating into the professional ranks too. This development carries serious implications for corporate security."
And this is the opportunity for professional hackers.

How to Make Money as a Professional Hacker

One of the best ways to get started as a professional hacker is to start hacking. 

I’m serious.

There are thousands of books and online tutorials available to help bring you up to speed. 

But my 18-year-old son assures me the best “hacking” information and tutorials are posted online, in hacking forums, gaming chat rooms, and on encrypted websites. 

Hackers get a "kick" out of divulging their escapades!

As Graham points out, ordinary programmers in a “job” write code to pay the bills.

But professional freelance hackers think of this as something to do for fun.
Most hackers are delighted to find someone willing to pay them to do it. But for many hackers, money is secondary or even relevant. 

Don't get me wrong. 

I'm not suggesting your break into professional hacker to screw things up, steal, or cause malicious problems for people and businesses.

I'm confident if more people learn how to hack and become "tech savvy" with regards to bug variants, viruses, and other network security issues, there will be fewer opportunities for wayward geeks to get their thrills.

The big money is in providing this service for large corporations, governments, military, education, health care, and e-commerce. 

My preference would be to approach this market as a freelancer rather than an in-house hacker or in a “job”. 

Granted, you may have to work with a company on a part-time or intern basis to get your feet wet.

There’s a new job title in networking and security circles, it’s called a "Chief Hacking Officer." 

I’m not kidding.

There were hundreds of freelance programmer and hacker opportunities posted online on sites like CodeWalkers, HackingAlert.com, and DICE.
If you review these postings you’ll become familiar with what companies are looking for when it comes to professional hackers. 

Many times professional hackers will also be referred to as “code specialists” and security programmers. But either way you’ll begin to see a tremendous need for professional hackers.

On top of that, the windows of opportunity have opened in three new sectors too: Google hacking, mobile phone (and iPhone) hacking, and Linux hacking. You can also join in the fun with online games.

This market is growing in leaps and bounds.  Google “hacking” and you’ll see what I mean.

On top of that, the money making potential in this sector is serious business.

Your humble host,

Marc Charles


******* Action Strategy *******
If you're new to hacking, and you have an interest in it, it’s fairly simple to bring yourself up to speed. 

One of the best ways to learn hacking is on hacking websites, forums, discussion lists, and IT Security websites which are devoted to the area.
There are a certification courses in "ethical hacking" too.

The Security Certified Network Architect (SCNA) offers one of the most respected courses. 

If you're already proficient at programming and hacking and you want to start making money, the fastest way to get started is by posting your availability on the most popular security boards.  I’ve included a ton of links to them in the Valuable Resources section.

Simply post your qualifications and expertise or interest on the top hacking sites and forums. 

I realize there’s a huge demand for a “high-level” security experts and hackers is with larger companies, corporations, governments, military, etc.

But there are plenty of opportunities in the small and medium sized business market too.

Direct marketing should be a part of any fast start strategy.

Most freelance programmers and hackers think marketing is a “sin” (and I know because I’ve hired, trained and worked with dozens of them).

But a simple, persuasive sales letter sent via FedEx to "A Prospects" (companies who hire professional hackers and security experts on a regular basis) could be very effective at securing projects.

Another approach is entering hacking tournaments.

If you place in the top percentile of these high-profile competitions, you'll have more work and offers than you could ever handle. 

DEFCON hosts one of the largest hacking events in the world. 

You can also post a website or blog and “lace” it with security, virus and hacking terms with SEO and SEM in mind.

I helped a freelance programmer recently post his bio and expertise with a simple website and domain for under $100. He told me he receives quality traffic, inquires and leads every week. He hosts his bio/website free of charge on DotEasy.com

Now we’re talking!

Look….it’s simple. 

The security, hacking and virus sector of programming is a HOT rising trend. If you can hack and you know how to market and close contracts you’ll have more work and projects then you can handle.
Have fun!
Please send me your feedback and thoughts!


************ Valuable Resources**************

Top Freelance Hacking Job and Projects
CareerBuilder
IT Jobs Post (UK)
Security Focus Jobs
Craigs List
ITtoolbox
ScriptLance
CodeLance

Premier Hacking Competitions
Zone-H
LinuxSecurity (announcements)
Ghetto Hackers
Hack in the Box (announcements)

Additional Hacking Resources  
HackingAlert.com (Hacking school, competitions, tools, forums, etc.)
SecureRoot
HackersCatalog.com
JINX
The Network Administrator
phpBBHacks
Astalavista (fast crack engine)
Hacker Threads
How to Become a Hacker
Hackers World Portal
Phrack (digital hacker's magazine)
2600 - The Hacker Quarterly
CIO Magazine
W3Privacy

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Importing Fortunes

6:22 PM

Hi Guys:

You can import products at DEEP discounts, and resell them for profit.

My new program, tutorials, coaching and assistance might help you if this is a market you like:

Five years in development, with nice improvements and testing :)

Check it out --- no really.

Marc

Friday, December 9, 2016

Entrepreneur Provides Free Insight

7:21 PM

Hi Gang:

Marc Charles Academy is live boys and girls ;)

https://youtu.be/DfHx7RXW10k

It's relevant, useful, timely and best of all.....FREE.

It's a new YouTube Channel. I'm NOT selling any products, services or affiliate junk!

It's simply great, free insight from a guy who may not be the best entrepreneur or startup guru, but who's seen and done plenty in business.

Have fun.....

Marc
http://askmarccharles.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/AskMarcCharles

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Censorship Sucks

8:14 AM

Hi Guys:

You won't find any political or religious stuff or comments from me anywhere on the Internet.

I've been online since 1993 ;)

Politics and religion rarely answer ANY questions -- they're very deceptive.

I've been annoyed recently with the incredible censorship by almost all of the so-called "big boys" on the Internet. It's amazing.

I can't provide any solutions -- so I'm probably worthless to you ;)

But I'm producing a fun video to SHOW HOW the big boys absolutely censor anyone who doesn't agree with their views.

The fact that 20-30 million legal citizens didn't vote in the 2016 elections should provide an indication some people are not buying the Fake Everything.

Oh well.

Talk soon!

Marc Charles

PS Oh......Marc Charles Academy is Live (and free)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfHx7RXW10k