For those short on time, dear reader, today's post represents another of my digests. That is, a single post containing all the 'juice' from the past fortnight in an easily readable and accessible format. Marvelous!
So, what's been happening? Well, since Cheltenham (over two weeks ago now, where does the time go?!), the focus of my attention has been on two things. And the blog has been attending to three things...
Firstly, I've been working on some training materials for anybody who wants to have a crack at building an online business.
Secondly, I've been scouring the declarations of the two Nationals Grand (the Irish and Aintree versions) to find the most likely winners. (In fact, my Aintree preview was published way back on February 17th, but might be a bit more in your mind's eye now than it was then).
And thirdly, my reviewer guys have been beavering away daily to bring you updates on more racing and betting systems and services.
So, in reverse order, let's take a look at what's going on...
John and Jim have been looking at Bet Catalyst and Format Racing respectively, and their findings have made for interesting - and somewhat controversial - reading.
Format Racing - a betting strategy / system - concluded its 31 day run on the blog on 25th March and the review, a muted thumbs up, can be seen here.
Bet Catalyst is an ongoing review. The service plumps largely for outsiders, and can lay claim to a 40/1 winner in the month of March as the latest string to its bow. Indeed, this advisory service stimulated quite a lot of debate yesterday: triggered no doubt deliberately, but the fireworks were kind of interesting. Check out the comments on day 26 here...
Grand National Previews
Next week sees not one but two Grand Nationals staged across the Irish Sea from each other, and in recent weeks I've previewed both.
Whilst early followers of my ante-post advice can lay claim to having bagged 'the value', the nominated horses retain their live chances and running plans are now much clearer.
You can read my Aintree Grand National 2010 Preview here, ahead of the race in just nine days time.
More immediately still is the Irish National which, weather permitting, will be run on Easter Monday, 5th April. Since I published my article on Tuesday (which I'd actually provided to The Irish Field newspaper last Saturday), there has been an almighty plunge on one of my selections. The price on that one has collapsed from 25/1 to 8/1 in two days!
You can get my Irish Grand National 2010 Preview here.
Online Business Training
And last but not least, the item that has been almost all-consuming for me in the last fortnight, and which will be for the next fortnight as well, is my online business training programme.
In a couple of weeks from now I'll be launching some serious training for a very small group of people who are interested in building their own business, and getting full support and mentoring from me throughout their first year. It's something I've done with another small and select group previously with great results, and I'm hugely excited about being able to offer this again.
But I'm getting waaaaaaaay ahead of myself. At this stage, I've produced a series of free training materials that will enable ANYBODY to get a website up and running, and looking great. And I mean anybody.
So, if you've ever wanted to have your own voice online or build your own site, or just wondered how to do it, but didn't know how, then this is a great opportunity to get started.
Like I've said elsewhere, the cost of the final training programme will not be for every pocket, but I retain my firm intent to provide anyone that wants it with a full A-to-Z 'how to' for getting their first website online, making it look good, and getting visitors to it. Heck, I'm even going to give you some free content to help you create a product to sell!
If you're not already registered, you can sign up here: Online Business Training Registration.
If you don't want to register, fair enough. You can get part one of the training here: Training Part One: Your Website Up and Running.
[Note, if you want parts two to five, you'll need to register.]
If you've been following the training, please let me know your thoughts by answering the new 'Question of the Week' top right. (Thanks a lot for your feedback).
That's it for now. I'll be releasing part two of the training materials later today, which will be of interest to newbies and old hands alike. I promise you'll learn something (or your no money back ;)).
Then, I'm heading off to East Berlin for Easter weekend. I've always been interested in central Europe (as some of you know, I have an apartment in Bratislava, Slovakia) and I'm fascinated to see as much of the pre-1989 (fall of Berlin wall) Germany as I can. It should be great!
Whatever you're doing this weekend, have a fantastic Easter break. And, if you're following the training, DO it. It's not a theory series!!!! 🙂
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