Forex Trading

I am considering Forex Trading using algorithms based on past history to place automated trades, this is all new to me but with there being a whole heap of information out there and some really positive reviews out there I figure it would be worth giving it a go. My plan is start/risk a very small balance so to find a broker with a minimum deposit of $100 and just trade with that and let my balance and as a result trade amounts and profits grow. Should this plan work I would be looking to not touch any profit from forex trading for the next 6-9 months to hopefully have me earning a solid 1-2k per week if not more.

The brokers I am looking at are

They both have their pros and cons I was originally going to go with HQbroker I created an account and have been waiting for over a week for one of there experienced brokers to call me to walk me with through how to setup the automated trading. I have contacted there customer service 4 times and keep getting told they will call but I have had no call yet just to be told they are backed up at the moment.

Avatrade look really good but they do not provide you with the algorithm you have to find or develop your own which is a major thing for me, that being said though they do have copy trade option where you can select from a number of real life traders and have there trades copied live. Avatrade is also a whole lot more regulated which is very appealing to me. I guess I will do a little more research to see which one I go with or potentially even find a 3rd company to add to my forex trading list

If you have any suggestions or tips for me here I would love to hear them as I am keen to give forex trading a go very soon

Income Generation

As you know my goal is to long term make a living on line which many people do it just takes a whole heap of hard work initially. For this site we currently have adsense which is earning us a few cents a day and on a good day upwards of a whole dollar. Income generation and ideally a passive income at that is a huge goal here and a result a big focus for me

We are working hard to be able to monetize out Youtube channel but we still need another 800 + subscribers to get to that point so it is some ways off. We are starting to discuss creating some original content and also potentially giving the channel some focus as with the website here it is all very general at the moment.

We are looking into affiliate marketing and are not far away from adding some links into posts but once again we need more traffic to make this a viable option

We had uploaded a number of Android apps to the playstore until our developer account was terminated for breaching policies. No information provided on how we breached or warnings given just an email to say it was terminated and do not create another one or we will terminate that account as well so back to the drawing board there.

Other options being considered are Daily Motion which appears to have little to no minimum requirements to be able to monetize your account. That being said it doesn’t have no where near the traffic or the interaction that you tube does so it may interesting to compare running the two side by side.

We are also considering starting a go fund me campaign to raise some money for the upcoming yearly hosting bill and to purchase some new equipment to help us film videos or maybe start a podcast. Do you think people would contribute?

At the moment the focus is on driving traffic from as many places as possible, a big focus is social networks. So posting our links there, encouraging our readers to like and share our content. In addition to that new auto ping info has been added to the site to let search engines know anytime we have new content to get us indexed faster and by more places. We are also placing a significant amount of effort in commenting on other websites to get our name out there more. I am also looking for some guest contributers to write a post or two here on Mates Madness to improve our reach into other social groups.

We are also spending some turning joining Facebook groups and alike for tips and ideas to help improve us. I recently came across Shout Me Loud which has been a great help in regards to getting tips to improve Mates Madness and also guide Kieran and myself in the right direction. I still have plenty or articles to read but I will be definitely spending a fair bit more time on the Shout Me Loud  website over the coming weeks and months. If you have a blog or thinking about building one check them out.

Over the next few weeks you may notice some changes to the site as we work to optimize it to improve reader experience and engagement. If you have made it this far please share this and comment below it will really help us grow.

Thanks for your support.



Top inspirational and Motivational Sites

Where do you get your motivation from, your inspiration from, the drive to keep going to achieve your goals, to even know that your goals are possible. With so many fraudulent so called experts out there who really are just trying to push there affiliate links onto you where do you start? Whose email lists do you join for genuine help instead of just a regular email of buy this it will change your life. Below I’m going to share with you my top sites/podcasts that I listen to for online guidance to help build my online presence covering this site, the next projects in the background and our android apps.

For me the number site I get confidence in the fact that I can succeed online is Smart Passive Income Pat Flynn and his team are great that let you know that anything is possible online and then set out to provide you with the tools and proof that it can be done. That other big draw card for me about SPI and Pat is the fact that although he emphasises hard work is required he isn’t telling you on his site or podcasts to not sleep and work through the night or miss out on time with the family. In fact Pat is about the opposite family time is important to him he is always letting us know little things he is doing to keep himself healthy so for me this makes SPI and Ask Pat even more valuable resources to me. If you have not heard Pat’s podcasts I highly recommend them. How Transparent Pat is with everything he tells you is really comforting at know point do you feel like you are being pushed in one direction or hustled like you can feel from some of the other helpful entrepreneurs out there, Pats income reports show you both how much you can make but also how much he actually spends each month to make that kind of money.

Now to go one from 1 extreme to the other, another great example for me that anything is possible is Dude Perfect. These guys show you that with hard work anything is possible and that you can make money and have a whole heap of fun doing it. The reach and the variety of audience these guys have is phenomenal check out some of the quotes on there press page  to see what I mean. The Dude Perfect You tube channel is incredible the hours of practice and filming that must put into each video would be insane. Dude Perfect have grown on there success to the point where they have there own merch line, can you imagine the feeling these guys would have gotten the first time they saw a fan wearing there clothes. I would love to here about all of the behind the scenes stuff that goes on the planning the failures potentially even injuries from some of the stunts they do. Maybe Pat Flynn could interview them for SPI… Check out the first Dude Perfect video below to see how far they have come

Another podcast that I like to listen to is the daily Marketing School Podcast with Neil Patel and Eric Siu, The thing I like about this is hearing the different opinions or preferred methods of both guys. The topics covered and advice given varies from whats need for beginners to information that will even benefit a long term internet entrepreneur. There is a whole heap of great information is short spaces of time and I mean who cant find 5 minutes each day to learn and develop themselves.

As mentioned above I stay away from the so called guru’s who tell you to work through the night, that whilst you are sleeping other people are making money. I don’t see the point in working hard to make a living if my health is going to suffer potentially for the long term and a result I’m not able to benefit from it later. The next thing many of these so called guru’s tell you is concentrate on work and there will be time for family later when you can kick back and relax when the money has come in. What they don’t tell you is that if you push people away they may not be there when you are ready for them so keep that in mind. If you don’t have the people around you that matter will the success be worth it, will it be as sweet celebrating by yourself.

Anyway check out the above mentioned sites they have been a big driving help for me Pat Flynn also has some really great guests that he interviews in his SPI Podcast many of them are a wealth of knowledge and inspiration.

At some point in the future once our apps are up and running nicely and we this site ticking along well I would love to setup a podcast and I so I am sure that I will be following Pats Advice on this

Let me know your points of online inspiration and motivation in the comments below



Win Free Bitcoin Mates Madness 1st Competition

To help promote Mates Madness and get our name out there more we are going to run a competition where you can win free Bitcoin, it will be run over the next 2 months May and June  to be Sunday July 1st 2018 with the winner to be announced in the June Wrap Up. If you want to win free Bitcoin keep reading below on how to enter.

The competition will award the winner to 500,000 Satoshi currently worth approx $50 US, if Bitcoin was to go back to 20k though it would be worth $100 US so the more the value of Bitcoin the bigger the prize.

To enter the competition to win free bitcoin you need to complete a couple of simple tasks

  • Subscribe to our You Tube Channel (click here)
  • Share this post on you socials Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (at least 1)
  • Place a link to the social share in the comments below (ensure you enter a correct email address in the email field when making the comment as we will use this to contact you)
  • Vote in the poll below

Bonus Entries

  • Download Astronaut space walk from the Playstore and upload to your socials a screenshot of you score at least 10 (post a link to the share in your comment on our app post here)
  • Download and review any Mates Madness app from the Playstore (include your name and the app reviewed in you below comment for us to verify)
  • Share you Favourite Mates Madness Post (other than this one)
  • Share your favourite Mates Madness You Tube video
  • Post about this on your blog linking back to us (share your post link below)

All comments must be written in English to be valid, the competition must have 100 valid entries to be live if not the deadline will be extended by 1 month. If the winner does not wish to claim there winnings in Bitcoin they will have the option to get $50 transfered to them via PayPal.

Please remember this is about driving traffic to Mates Madness and our You tube channel so for us to run other competitions in the future if you decide to enter you need to keep your shares and subscriptions active any one caught deleting there shares or unsubscribing during the competition will be removed from the running and banned from future competitions.

Special bonus – if we get over 2,500 entrants we will double the prize to 1,000,000 Satoshi.

Each entry to win free bitcoin will be allocated a number based on the order of entry, The winner will then be draw using a random number generator app, the running of the random number generator will be filmed and the video uploaded to our You Tube channel

Myself, Kieran and the rest of the team at Mates Madness wish you the best of luck in winning the 1st ever Mates Madness free bitcoin competition. Remember the competition is free to enter so you have nothing to lose so give a go now and you could be the lucky one to win free Bitcoin.

Good Luck