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It’s Friday – The Man Cave!

7 August 2009 26 Comments

Here we are!  Another Friday has come and we are definitely ready for the weekend!  ARE YOU?

Yesterday was my daughters birthday so tonight we're taking her out and celebrating since she had plans on her birthday, so that outta be fun!  Other than that, we don't have any major weekend plans but I'm sure we'll get into something!

I've had a few new visitors here at JakeCpuNut and I appreciate them and everyone that stops by this crazy blog!  Be sure to check out the "Top Commentators" section and visit  the websites of those that visit JakeCpuNut and leave comments!

For this Friday's Video, I thought I'd show off our favorite room of the house!  The MAN CAVE!  haha... Err body needs a man cave right?  Well it's just as much Misty's room as it is mine so I guess I really shouldn't call it the Man Cave... but anyways..

Several years ago I built a room downstairs...  the room was meant to be a home theater room and at the time, big screen flat panels were getting more popular... especially the DLP's and LCD's.  Well I wasn't about to drop all that $$ on the size screen I wanted so I opted for a projector!  I ended up with a 100" diagonal widescreen and I LOVE IT!  The room down stairs is a place to chill, watch movies, watch videos, play the Xbox 360 and we've had quite a few fun parties down there!  So check out the video and I hope you enjoy Misty and Jake's Man Cave!

Have a GREAT weekend!  Live.. Laugh.. Love and SMILE!  Be sure to make someone else SMILE!

The Man Cave!

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  • Ashley Jayne said:

    Yeah, everyone, the real reason he calls it a cave is cause it’s ALWAYS DARK!!!!! haha these kids love the dark… Anyway.. Can’t wait to see what you’ve cooked up for tonight! LOVE YOU!

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  • Mr. Meltdown said:

    LOL at the dog joke!

    That dog barking on cue was classic man. Oh so I am not the only dude with the big screen and the xbox 360 I see. You just earned 10 extra cool points for even having that brother!! ha ha

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  • Benjamin Cip said:

    Sounds like you had fun playing video games in your dark “cave” lol nice

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  • coffee tables said:

    What a life Jake, can i live in your house? hahaha. Very nice room! i love your TV!

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  • Benjamin Cip said:

    Hey jake, sorry this is off the topic, but you comment on my blog interested me… what are the premiums plugins and tool you bought? you told me about a money tracking tool. You know I’m always looking for something to make my life easier, so if you had any recommendation tools or plugin that I don’t already own, and that could automatize my blog with, It would be more than appreciated!

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  • Jake (author) said:

    @ Ashley – yeah it’s dark.. but it’s COOL AS HELL haha Hope u enjoyed the b’day! Love u!

    @ Mr. Meltdown – you know it! haha Hey if you wanna see a couple of REAL DOGS haha check out these 2 posts if you haven’t seen them already!

    Super Bentley
    Coop Daddy

    haha.. i needed some cool points.. i’m turning 44 this year! I may grow old.. but i’ll neva grow up!

    hmmm… 44… Hennessy… Hmmmm hahaha

    @ coffee tables – Sure, come on down, or up.. dunno where you’re at? haha

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  • Jake (author) said:

    @ Benjamin – Not a problem! Ask anything, anytime, anywhere! ha

    Have you ever heard of the Ebay Partner Network? If accepted, you can use tools such as BANS (Build a Niche Software) or phpBay Pro to pull auctions from Ebay to your BANS theme or to a blog post or page using the phpBay Pro plugin.

    I only work at it part time as I have a day job, but it can be VERY rewarding!!

    Also, the owners/creators of the Build a Niche Store software, came out with the N1Way guide (the number one wa to make money online) that you see advertised here also. It really does a great job at laying out the proper way to research and build a niche store!

    I use phpBay Pro on ALL of my niche sites that are built with or have a wordpress blog attached. The others are strictly BANS themes and also are monetized with ads from Amazon, CJ etc etc…

    One other very useful tool that I use on a few of my sites is a “search to post” plugin.. the link on the site is called “auto content generator”

    Basically, you can set it up on a wordpress blog. It works in conjunction with phpBay Pro and anytime someone searches for something on your site, it automatically creates a “post” or “page” (you decide), and pulls ebay auctions to that post or page! It has really helped me tremendously with instant content!

    Someone can search for something and I can go back and add content to the search results that were created BY THE VISITOR!

    Hope these ideas help and if you want or need anything just ask or drop me an email using the “contact me” tab above!

    Here are some links for you to check out…

    Internet Marketing Tools

    Build a Niche Store


    phpBay Pro

    Search to Post Plugin

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  • Klaus @ TechPatio said:

    I want a Man Cave like that, how cool!!

    How did you train the dog to do those fancy tricks, by the way?

    (PS: I don’t think your CommentLuv plugin is working, it’s ticked, but none of my posts show up as they usually do).

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  • Benjamin Cip said:

    Hello Jake! Thank you for your reply. I already knew about BANS Theme and phpBay Pro. I was also about to buy it before but I have to buy new domain name etc to make it works. Also I have to be accepted as you mentionned. But I had a great idea about how to use it… I also know a lot of content generators such as autoblogged etc. I’ll check out your Internet Marketing tool. I was suprised you don’t use OIOpublisher to automatize your ad space….
    Thank you again for your answer. Do you have a link to you BANs site?

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  • Jake (author) said:

    @ Klaus – haha Get on one !! It is cool and we love it fo sho!

    The dog tricks?? Treats and training! Clicker training works wonders too!

    Thanks for the tip on the commentluv.. dunno what’s going on but I’ve upgraded to the latest version and it seems to be working! Hopefully! Thanks again and welcome to the blog!

    @ Benjamin – Thanks man… on the automatize for the ad space… the only reason is I’m REALLY wanting to change the theme of this blog… I really just haven’t had time.. when I do, hopefully the ad space will look much cleaner!

    I’ll send you a couple of links via your email at your website about my BANS sites!

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  • Benjamin Cip said:

    Let’s make a deal, I’ll purchase BANS from your link, and you’ll purchase either Thesis Theme or Ultimate Blogging Theme from my link… lol Just kidding. I’m wondering how much you have to invest in your store to generate a good income stream…. how much do you generate from your BANS site?
    Benjamin Cip´s last blog ..The ClickBank Code Review My ComLuv Profile

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  • Jake (author) said:

    @ Benjamin – haha hey you never know, we may can work something out!

    After the initial investment of BANS and/or phpBay Pro, a domain name and hosting (using hostgator so that’s unlimited), it really depends on what I wan to spend. If a person has time to write their own articles and do all the back end work, then your investment is only your time!

    I tend to outsource articles and such as that, to be able to spend more time building up the sites, getting inbound links and visiting great blogs like http://benjamincip.com/ :)

    How much? Well I don’t usually disclose how much I make… I will say this and have said it many times here at this blog.. I started out March of 08, because I needed extra funds to purchase an engagement ring for my sweetheart.. All I wanted to do was make a little extra to pay for that ring.. Well it’s turned into more than I ever imagined!

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  • Benjamin Cip said:

    Well.. let’s say that you are good at convincing people,,, there are two reasons why I’m still not sure about using BANS or PHPbay.. I often get a cookie problem, so I don’t receive payment from affiliates… plus the niche I’m going to work on is very competitive… also I don’t want to spend much money into Adword. I also want to know more about the design, I want to create a great design for the site..
    Benjamin Cip´s last blog ..Don’t Have Idea How To Monetize Your Blog? My ComLuv Profile

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  • Benjamin Cip said:

    Oh well… it doesn’t really matter what the niche you are working on… the most important is that someone use your site cookie so that no matter what they will buy on ebay, you’ll make some $$$ sounds very convincing to me, if I didn’t get that cookie problem. For instance, with AWeber, I always get this problem and my referral have to send email to AWeber claiming they are my referral. That’s a BIG problem for me..
    Benjamin Cip´s last blog ..Don’t Have Idea How To Monetize Your Blog? My ComLuv Profile

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  • Jake (author) said:

    @ Benjamin – I’m not quite sure what you’re speaking about with the cookie problem.. or the aweber problem since I don’t use aweber or adwords either? I’ve never had or heard of any cookie problems with the Ebay Partner Network. and yes that cookie can make you some good money, even on products you aren’t seeling!!

    Just as an FYI for those that are reading this and may not know about how it works…

    EPN has a 7 day cookie, and you can make money on ANY item a person busy with your cookie in place. And there’s a 30 day cookie for new Ebay users that sign up, with your cookie, and make a purchase within that time frame.. it pays from $1 to $50 depending on your quality score.

    As for design, with the phpBay plugin you can use it along with ANY WP theme! That gives you unlimited design choices! Also with BANS, they provide quite a few themes that can be modified since they are open source as well.

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  • Benjamin Cip said:

    I know you won’t tell me how much you earn from either phpbay nor with BANS, but what is the most effective for you? phpbay is more expensibe than BANS if i remenber well..
    Benjamin Cip´s last blog ..Don’t Have Idea How To Monetize Your Blog? My ComLuv Profile

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  • Jake (author) said:

    @ Benjamin – I would say it’s really hard to make that comparison but I will give you my thoughts..

    Looking at my stats, my top earner for last year and so far this year is a straight up BANS store with an unmodified BANS theme, that has very or little content!! Why is it the top earner?? Because it was a very good niche choice!

    I also have sites that are BANS themes that have WP installed to give the site a “blog”. Soo, in effect I can use BANS for the theme and phpBay for the WP part of it.. Some of those BANS themes have been converted… there are folks that can make the BANS theme, look just like the WP theme you are using so the transition between the two looks seamless.

    I like the flexibility of WP and phpBay. I have a new site that isn’t very old, that is right up there with that top earner for this year along with that site that is straight up BANS.

    The MAIN thing is researching your niche ahead of time, using google’s keyword research tool, terapeak, and tools such as that to get the most profitable niche from the get go! I learned the hard way that research pays off!

    I think you can have a very successful site with either BANS or phpBay! The N1Way guide that you see advertised on the blog here, is from the BANS creators Kelvin and Adam. They have done a great job at laying out all the steps that need to be taken to build a successful site using either BANS or phpBay and WP!

    Hope that helps!

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  • Benjamin Cip said:

    Thank you Jake! I’ll definitely look for a niche right now. It’s really hard to make a choice anyway… hope I’ll make more $$$ than I already earn…
    Benjamin Cip´s last blog ..Don’t Have Idea How To Monetize Your Blog? My ComLuv Profile

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  • Jake (author) said:

    @ Benjamin – No problem! Glad to help and if there is ANYTHING i can do feel free to ask! If i don’t know the answer, i’ll do my best to find it!

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  • Benjamin Cip said:

    i bought bans from your links but i have hard time to change my dns,,,, and put the site live,,, hope the site will be on before 48 hours approval from ebay otherwise….
    Benjamin Cip´s last blog ..Don’t Have Idea How To Monetize Your Blog? My ComLuv Profile

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  • Jake (author) said:

    @ Benjamin – From our conversation it sounded like you knew about BANS and EPN and how they work… Did you submit an established site to EPN?? EPN is very strict about what they accept! The site you submit to them will need to have a great amount of content etc etc…

    also, BE SURE to read the EPN Code of Conduct to make sure you know what you are and aren’t suppose to do/have on your site!!

    Also I would suggest jumping in at the BANS forum and READ READ READ READ READ… then READ some more!!

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  • Benjamin Cip said:

    Thanks for all these priceless informations…. well well, it sounds like I will need adword… I bought N1WAY already, and it’s really interesting. it takes a lifetime to receive a reply from EPN…. I mailed the support and got quick reply saying my site is under review… of course I won’t be accepted for this, plus I can’t change the informations, it sucks… I will have to always use this compagny name no matter I don’t have a compagny itself, it’s just a screen domain name that I used as a compagny… well, sounds like this new income stream won’t show up before long… Should I hire someone to get me those page ready? Do I need a disclammer? can I copy and paste other people disclamer? well so much work, I just wish the hard work will pay off, otherwise I’ll spend some more bucks for someone who set up everything for me…. by the way, how to I add a blog like on your site??
    Benjamin Cip´s last blog ..Build A Niche Store Review My ComLuv Profile

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  • Jake (author) said:

    @ Benjamin – NO PROBLEM! Glad to help!

    It does take a bit to build it up correctly before the $$ comes in.. BUTT, if done correctly and with patience, it will be WELL worth the wait!

    For a disclaimer or “privacy policy” YES you need one! There are several WP plugins out there for your WP sites, or you can search google for ones to use on your BANS sites!

    Adding a blog is simple IF you are using HostGator.. i’m not familiar with any other hosting.. but with hostgator you just go through your CPANEL and Fantastico will take you through it step by step!!

    Let me know if you need any help!

    It does take work.. but like i’ve said, it pays off! Just don’t give up and take EVERYTHING as a learning experience!!

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  • water tanks said:

    Nice house man. I hope you are enjoying this very much.

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  • Jake (author) said:

    @ water tanks – yup! N joying it err day!

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