Speed up Bitcoin Core – Blockchain download boost!

If you’re running the Bitcoin Core-client you probably know that it may take a lot of time before you get the whole blockchain downloaded if you haven’t started the application in a while.

Here is some simple stuff that speed up the Bitcoin Blockchain sync a lot faster. 2 weeks became less than 1 day.

Step 1:
Unless you have your Blockchain stored on a SSD harddrive, then start to delete stuff you don’t need from the harddrive that have the Blockchain stored. Like movies you’ve watched and stuff like that that’s only taking up space.

The next thing you should do is to defragment that harddrive, believe me, this does make a difference. If you dont know how to do it just read this short guide.

It will probably take some time until it’s done but just let it do it’s thing.

Step 2:
While you’re doing that you should forward a port (if you are using a router). The standard port for Bitcoin Core is 8333. You also need to know your local IP.
To find it just click on the Start menu, search for Command Prompt, press Enter.
Type ipconfig in the Command Prompt that appears and press Enter.

Look for the text “IPv4 Address………..” at the same line you’ll see your local IP. Usually it starts with 192.168…… Write that IP down, and the port which is 8333″.

Step 3:
OK, now you need the brand and model of your router, go look it up.
Then surf to this website and browse to your router.
There you’ll have a great guide how you should do to forward the port to your IP. If you can choose between protocols. Just choose BOTH/ALL…

Remember that your router might be setup to give you a different IP next time you connect to it. Most routers have settings so you can make it static. Otherwise Bitcoin Core wont be able to connect next time if it have a new IP.

That’s it!

Oh, I just forgot something pretty useful. If you have just installed Bitcoin Core, you can download a big part of the Blockchain using this torrent.

Make sure you turn off Bitcoin Core and when that huge file is downloaded, move it into the same folder as your Bitcoin-Qt application folder and then start your client again. It will need to download new parts of the blockchain but this will save you a lot of time!

And if you want to try to win free Bitcoins, you can do it here! Actually, you will win a small amount everytime you click a button, you can click it once every hour.

How To Find New Converting Products?

If you promote new products before every online marketer have built sites about the products you have a great chance to make a huge commission as long as the products convert good.
But how do you find new niches and good products to sell? There’s many ways but I like to check out what the Bestsellers on Amazon are. This is a goldmine for every online marketer!
Browse through the categories and look at the “xx days in the top 100” for every product. The lower the better!

When you have found a product that you think is good, build a simple blog about it. If it’s a new product you should have a big chance of making it on the firstpage of Google without much link-building if any at all.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/ is a great place to find what products are the most popular.

Hire Cheap Workers To Do Small Tasks

Do not spend your time doing small time-consuming tasks that you easily could let other people do for you. Isn’t your time worth more?
People from India are most of the times great workers, I hire them all the time. They work cheap but the money they earn is a good salary for them in India so you don’t have to feel bad. 😉

Lets say you want to have more backlinks to your blog or some other website so it could rank a bit higher in the almighty Google. Start a new project at Microworkers. If you dont know exactly how you should write your project, just take a look at some of the other projects already listed and you’ll get the idea.

After you’ve started your project and it have been reviewed, workers will start to submit their “proof of work” as in this case is a URL where they posted your backlink.
Do not forget to tell them in the project what proof of work you want!

Scriptlance is a great place for bigger projects. It can be graphics, programming, writing, pretty much anything!

Always Ask For SourceCode From Freelance-Programmers

Tips #3 when hiring Freelance programmers:
Always make sure that you write that you want the sourcecode and the full rights to do anything you want with it.

You might need it sooner than you think. Sometimes there are a small change on a website and your application may not work and you might have to pay the same programmer to fix the error. Or in the worst case senario you will have to find some other programmer to rewrite the whole application because you cant get hold of the original programmer.

Lesson to be learned: Always tell the programmer that you want the full sourcecode and the right to do anything you like with it. Make sure he agrees before you assign him the project.