What would you do if you had no internet for a few days.

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I am having a huge issue with my internet connection at the moment, and it is extremely frustrating.

I have a back up 3g connection which is also not very reliable.

Was wondering if there are any ingenious ideas on how to keep your online business going when you can not get online.

The only one I can think of is make sure I have enough information Handy to write articles for my Niche.... But soon that becomes too much.

Your thoughts
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  • Profile picture of the author King Shiloh
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    I will go to a public cyber cafe. In fact, I'm using one right now because I gave my laptop to a friend so I want to get a new PC.
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  • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
    Pen. Paper. Plan.

    Or, record an audio product for my niche.

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  • Profile picture of the author Ryah Albatros
    I'm no help; I would be sunk without my internet. I do have a great connection, I think we've only had two days of no access in the last two years. I have got a good 3G mobile connection for the netbook now, so I suppose I wouldn't be too lost.

    Other than that, I'd take a holiday and read instead.
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  • Profile picture of the author warrior4life
    Hi, please do not let this prevent you from continuing to conduct your internet business. You should set some goals. For example, you should decide to go to any internet cafe that is close to where you stay and work your business for maybe 1 or 2 hours a day... 3, 4 times a week... It all depends on you...hope this will help
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  • Profile picture of the author Audrey Harvey
    Our local council library has internet available at a very reasonable cost. That would be one option, but they don't have coffee, so I'd be with King Shiloh and head for a cyber cafe!
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    I think most of us would be screwed if we were to go without Internet for any extended period of time. But if I had no choice then I would make sure I always had stuff I could be doing when the Internet is down.

    It can actually be a blessing in disguise I think. No Internet means no interruptions.

    Make the most of the down-time by working on material you can upload as soon as the connection returns - articles, things like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary King
    Hi Cathy,

    Some good ideas above...

    I presume you thought of the obvious ones mentioned like coffee shops, library, etc. if you have them close by.

    If you do use your 3G card, watch your bandwidth usage - you don't want a huge bill to pile on to your other troubles!

    How about just going to a neighbor's house? Anyone around that would have Internet they would rent you for a few hours?
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  • Profile picture of the author TomBuck
    Cry but then get loads of house work and coursework done
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  • Profile picture of the author IndigoJack
    Without the internet I become a gibbering wreck. Fact.

    I have 3G back up on a laptop but that is unreliable.

    Cyber cafes are good as are the local library - but privacy is a bit of an issue.

    An internet connection is a necessity. It should be available on the NHS.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ryah Albatros
      Originally Posted by IndigoJack View Post

      An internet connection is a necessity. It should be available on the NHS.
      Ha ha, I nearly spit out my tea! :p
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  • Profile picture of the author diyakapoor
    cyber cafe will be an option. Because we all can't live without our work, so to continue your work you have to find an alternative.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bjarne Eldhuset
      You could for example:
      - Visit the library

      - Go to a place that sell magazines, look at their frontpage, and write down the headlines that grab your attention.

      - Take a walk and look out for ads, billboards etc. Or take pictures of the ones you like.

      - Sit down at a bus stop/cafe etc and watch people walk by. Imagine every single one of them has a problem. Write down what you think that person's problem(s) is. Great for product ideas/sparking creativity :-)

      - If you have a bunch of articles written, take your digital camera with you outside, and try to take a picture that matches each article.

      - Read every sign/poster/billboard you come across. What does it say? How many words does it use to communicate that message to you? Great for learning to explain things in as few words as possible.

      - Look at the world around you through the eyes of a marketer, and you will find inspiration all day long.

      - Write an article about what you can do to improve your online business while offline :-)

      - Use all of the above to write a gigantic bunch of new blog posts, maybe even with some of the pictures you took while out walking.
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      • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
        I'd take my laptop to a Wi fi area but obviously that isn't very helpful if you don't have a laptop!

        Otherwise I'd probably go to a local Internet cafe or work on some articles/ebooks that I could write offline.
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      • Profile picture of the author bretski
        Take a break and vegetate. I went on a sort of self imposed seclusion back in Feb for a few days...just got away and tried to forget all about business. It was fabulous and it was neat to see that things still ran even when I wasn't hammering away at it every day. My mind became fresh and clear and my enthusiasm for my work went through the roof! I think I might need that again one day soon...

        When I have issues with my connection being down for short periods of time, like if some redneck whacks a telephone pole or cuts the line with a ditch-witch rendering my connection to the internet dead for a few hours I just work locally. I write and create content that can be published over the coming week or work on one of the many projects that are half (or less) done.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jacqueline Smith
        Originally Posted by Bjarne Eldhuset View Post

        You could for example:
        - Visit the library

        - Go to a place that sell magazines, look at their frontpage, and write down the headlines that grab your attention.

        - Take a walk and look out for ads, billboards etc. Or take pictures of the ones you like.

        - Sit down at a bus stop/cafe etc and watch people walk by. Imagine every single one of them has a problem. Write down what you think that person's problem(s) is. Great for product ideas/sparking creativity :-)

        - If you have a bunch of articles written, take your digital camera with you outside, and try to take a picture that matches each article.

        - Read every sign/poster/billboard you come across. What does it say? How many words does it use to communicate that message to you? Great for learning to explain things in as few words as possible.

        - Look at the world around you through the eyes of a marketer, and you will find inspiration all day long.

        - Write an article about what you can do to improve your online business while offline :-)

        - Use all of the above to write a gigantic bunch of new blog posts, maybe even with some of the pictures you took while out walking.

        Wow....great thoughts.....almost makes me want to lose my internet for a day.

        Great ideas that I'll use when I'm out and about!

        Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author jazbo
    Brainstorm, plan, create lists. Alternatively, take your laptop to a bar or cafe with free access and work from there. Get a decent cell phone that you can user full internet on.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Allen
    Get some fresh air, take the kids out for a game of football, tidy my house, visit friends etc

    These are all things I did recently when my internet went down, that normally get overlooked when I am in work mode.

    After a couple days away from my PC I was refeshed and raring to go again, with a better attitude than not having a break.
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    • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
      Originally Posted by David Allen View Post

      Get some fresh air, take the kids out for a game of football, tidy my house, visit friends etc

      These are all things I did recently when my internet went down, that normally get overlooked when I am in work mode.

      After a couple days away from my PC I was refeshed and raring to go again, with a better attitude than not having a break.
      This. Definitely this.

      No web = old school days: go out, have fun, relax.
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  • Profile picture of the author backlinksafe
    It must be in the area you live, Because both don't work good? my backup would be my blackberry!
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
    I just had that exact situation today. The internet was down when we woke up so I called my ISP and they told it would be late today. The were servicing routers in our area.

    I grabbed my 3G USB adapter in the notebook, fired it up, and then called this ISP. They use the other ISP as their feed. (Really I did not start laughing hysterically....)

    Told my wife, and here was her solution:



    Yes, I am the ugly white guy in the photo. It is a rough job being surrounded by pretty girls, swimming at a nice resort, and having a picnic, but someone has to do it.

    Barry
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      If I didn't have my Internet for several days, I'd probably lose my mind. Not
      so much for my business, but because of all the fun stuff I do online, like
      coming here and BSing with you lunatics.

      Maybe I need an Internetaholics Anonymous Group or something.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
        When my cable line was ripped off the pole back this past March, I was a wreck. I know that I'm pretty much addicted to my net and also am very routine oriented thanks to my ADHD but wow. I was bouncing off the walls and very restless. I ended up cleaning the house like crazy so it wasn't a bad thing.

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      • Profile picture of the author Gary King
        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post


        Maybe I need an Internetaholics Anonymous Group or something.

        Hi... my name is Gary, and...
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        • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
          Originally Posted by Gary King View Post

          Hi... my name is Gary, and...
          Nah, wouldn't work. The first step is admitting that you have a problem and the second is wanting to change it. Anyone here really want to change it?

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    • Profile picture of the author Andie
      Originally Posted by Barry Unruh View Post

      I just had that exact situation today. The internet was down when we woke up so I called my ISP and they told it would be late today. The were servicing routers in our area.

      I grabbed my 3G USB adapter in the notebook, fired it up, and then called this ISP. They use the other ISP as their feed. (Really I did not start laughing hysterically....)

      Told my wife, and here was her solution:



      Yes, I am the ugly white guy in the photo. It is a rough job being surrounded by pretty girls, swimming at a nice resort, and having a picnic, but someone has to do it.

      Barry

      Barry,
      Sorry Dude but you really need a bit of SUN......ROFL!!

      Andie
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      • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
        Originally Posted by Andie;277743 2

        Barry,
        Sorry Dude but you really need a bit of SUN......ROFL!!

        Andie
        He's had plenty of sun exposure... on his lower arms.



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        No really though, Barry and others have the right idea. Unless you have something absolutely critical that needs to get done, enjoy the days off. Just pretend it's the weekend or a holiday or somehting. As others have said, you'll be refreshed and re-energized when you get back to work.

        Cheers,
        Becky
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      • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
        Originally Posted by Andie View Post

        Barry,
        Sorry Dude but you really need a bit of SUN......ROFL!!

        Andie
        Andie,

        You are so right... I took my shirt off and the lifeguard put his sunglasses on..

        Barry
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        • Profile picture of the author paulie888
          Originally Posted by Barry Unruh View Post

          Andie,

          You are so right... I took my shirt off and the lifeguard put his sunglasses on..

          Barry
          Definitely, with the year-round sun in the Philippines it shouldn't really be too hard to get a tan there, lol!
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  • Profile picture of the author junjek
    This is an very interesting question. I thought of it as well because next month I am moving to Singapore to work (I'm Malaysian by the way). Since I am new to the environment, probably I only a broadband after I do survey around the place. Well, probably during the time without internet, I will go to cyber cafe or stay at company longer to online after work :p
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesMSpacey
    I can't stand being away from the computer for a couple of hours at the moment. When the ball is rolling it's hard to stop. I think if I wasn't able to get online I'd try and get away from it all for a while. Stop thinking IM, stop thinking business and work. Just take a trip and take my mind off everything. It's amazing that when I do something like this I come back with a whole new perspective and see everything in a new light. I took a holiday with my family to Thailand about this time last year and it was magic!
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  • Profile picture of the author ytt
    It is good to take a break and spend time with family and friends, well , at least our eyes will not be 'stuck' to the screen. So go out and play! Will feel more refreshed and perhaps generate better ideas...
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  • Profile picture of the author sylviad
    Hi,

    Well, when it happens to me, my first response is, "Oh, Sh..!" And almost immediately after, "Yippee! Another School Snow Day!" (even though it's summer) and I end up doing absolutely nothing on my business - watch TV, work in the garden, do some small project around the house, play with the dog, take a walk at the local forest, or play computer games (sure wish I could stop THAT addiction!).

    Then, there are times when I really want to work that day and start looking for alternative projects that don't require the internet. For example, writing blog posts and articles to add when the internet comes back. Prepare a short report or work on one of my Niche Kits. Or I might revamp one of my web pages using FrontPage.

    Another project that I often ignore is planning and learning, in which case I open one of the great products I've purchased on various IM and Affiliate Marketing and study those. Or I go through the huge package on the Law of Attraction that I just purchased. There's always something on my computer that I can read related to work, so at least I'm learning.

    If I really need to get things done, I head for my local library where the internet is free. They provide small private study rooms where I can set up shop and connect to the internet with my laptop. The books are handy for my research. I tend not to get my info from the internet for my projects because I want fresh material - not just rehashed stuff, so going to the library is a common occurrence for me.

    And, of course, there's the added benefit of actually being around other humans for awhile - something I don't get to do very often since I started working from home. It lifts your spirits and helps put things into perspective.

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  • Profile picture of the author Rus Sells
    I think, no I know!

    I would,


    SLEEP!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author southwestjoe
      If I lose my internet connection I sometimes go to a place like Kinko's to use their public computers or else use the library. If you have an internet cafe where you live that'll work too. I have 3G backup on my laptop but it's not very reliable. But when I'm traveling cross country on the road the 3G comes in handy if motels don't offer hi-speed internet. It's better than nothing. If all else fails, I use the "down time" to catch up on chores and projects around the house. I certainly got a lot of stuff done one of those weeks
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    Just lay down and slowly die of boring... or hang out with my family!
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  • Profile picture of the author Luis Gabriel
    I would go to the library and do my work there.. OR I would even ask my neighbour to use her computer just to do everthing I need to keep my business alive..

    Take Care
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  • Profile picture of the author deannatroupe
    After I've driven everyone crazy because of Internet withdrawl, I'd just go to the library or to Kinko's to get some work done.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    I have mobile 3G internet, so that would be my back up in case my home internet connection went out. If my 3G decided to act up on me, then I'd pack up my laptop and drive to the nearest McDonald's, bookstore, library or pizza restaurant that offers free wi-fi (I know of at least 5 that are within half a mile of my residence).

    Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author nettech
    Prety much the same as you to be honest, Ive got HDSPA internet on my Windows BAsed Phone which isnt too bad, other than that you could go old skool and buy a modem as a temporary solution.

    Apart from that, if I couldnt access my internet connection Id probably hang myself! :-|
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  • Profile picture of the author nettech
    Actually, Id just knock at my neighbours house and ask them for the KEY for their wireless! I'm sure theyd be happy to oblige!
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  • Profile picture of the author pethanks
    You have to ask help from your internet provider.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    Some people can get really desperate when it comes to wi-fi access. I have some neighbors living close to me who are a little computer illiterate, and they left their Linksys router open with no security enabled (this allows anyone to access their network if they're within range without needing a password).

    Guess what happened?

    One fine Sunday afternoon, some stranger accessed their router settings page and enabled WPA security on it, in addition to setting his very own password for it!

    I had to be called in to reset the router and lock out the nasty idiot who decided to hijack it. If he had just logged in discreetly without changing the security settings on it, no one would have noticed...but he just had to be a smart alec about it!
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    • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
      Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

      Some people can get really desperate when it comes to wi-fi access. I have some neighbors living close to me who are a little computer illiterate, and they left their Linksys router open with no security enabled (this allows anyone to access their network if they're within range without needing a password).

      Guess what happened?

      One fine Sunday afternoon, some stranger accessed their router settings page and enabled WPA security on it, in addition to setting his very own password for it!

      I had to be called in to reset the router and lock out the nasty idiot who decided to hijack it. If he had just logged in discreetly without changing the security settings on it, no one would have noticed...but he just had to be a smart alec about it!
      I have daily subscribers.

      If i had to choose between non secured internet or no internet i would have to choose non secured.

      The mail must get through
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  • Profile picture of the author Alfred Shelver
    Thanks for all the suggestions, my issue with finding an internet Cafe' is I have 2 kids aged 3 and 4 who around quite a bit, and I am recovering from constant Chemo therapy. So when I can not access my internet at home it is very inconveniant, and this 3g card is not reliable.

    I have made sure I have enough info to write a number of articles while my internet is down.

    But Yes I am becoming a serious internetholic withdrawel symptoms a plenty.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by Cathy Shelver View Post

      Thanks for all the suggestions, my issue with finding an internet Cafe' is I have 2 kids aged 3 and 4 who around quite a bit, and I am recovering from constant Chemo therapy. So when I can not access my internet at home it is a inconveniant, and this 3g card is not reliable.

      I have made sure I have enough info to write a number of articles while my internet is down.

      But Yes I am becoming a serious internetholic withdrawel symptoms a plenty.
      I know exactly what you mean. I can be deprived of a lot of things and still feel okay about it, but if and when my internet gets cut off I feel lost and more than a little upset. It'd be hard for me to function without it.
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  • Profile picture of the author entri3
    Better get another connection which would cost you only a few bucks!
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  • Profile picture of the author osamabindrinking
    would have to buy a porn mag.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam James
    Take a break clear your mind its amazing when you have time away from the computer how much time you have to think about new ideas for your business.
    I have some great thoughts for my business why out taking my little boy for a walk around the river, this is actually when I get my best ideas.
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    • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
      Work on creating and actually writing down and signing your goals.
      Then from those goals write out your strategy to achieve them.

      Use this as a blessing to align yourself with your ideals, goals and purpose.
      When your internet is back up and all you now see through your new clarity of mind is your one true path. Now you will achieve 1,000 fold that which you attained whilst bogged in the mire of confusion.

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    • Profile picture of the author karinav
      cyber cafe will be an option.
      I will go to a public cyber cafe but if cyber cafe no open i will cry
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    • Profile picture of the author jordan82
      Originally Posted by Adam James View Post

      Take a break clear your mind its amazing when you have time away from the computer how much time you have to think about new ideas for your business.
      Brainstorm new ideas, topics and posts. I also keep a backup wifi internet connection.
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  • Profile picture of the author vok
    Trust me it happens when we have heavy snow or rain sometimes it knocks off the internet which is a pain, gives me chance to catch up with paper work though as I still like to make myself useful.
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  • Profile picture of the author taylormarek
    If you are near a library or online cafe, I'd go there. Otherwise I'd take this as a sign and enjoy the outdoors for a couple days.
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Re: What would you do if you had no internet for a few days.

    I was just like that for a few days: we moved to another province, ordered internet service but the new ISP sent the modem to wrong address. It took a few days for them to realize it and to re-send it to the right place.

    What I did: unpacked a lot of boxes
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  • Profile picture of the author AceKay
    Omg internet cafe or maybe a library would be a decent solution. I would prefer to go to my best friends house though! I can stay there for hours
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    • Profile picture of the author svalegria
      I live on a sailboat and travel the Caribbean. I often go days without internet. You just have to structure your business to still stay productive during those off days. For instance write articles on the down days. I download my analytics so I can view them offline.

      It is amazing how much you can think, see and analyze when you don't get distracted by the internet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Terry Crim
    As long as your not hosting your websites through the same internet connection it shouldn't have much of an impact other than customer service assuming you are only one doing that.

    In my city we have tons of Free WIFI access available, two Malls, star bucks, grociery store's. I wouldn't suggest using unsecured neighbors wifi as they can trace that out and see what sites you go to if they have logging turned on in their router. If you go to sites you control or own they can find you, especially if they know you or where you live. Like next door.

    If you have a friend, relative or access to free wifi close to you, shouldn't be much of an issue really. Other than you having to actually leave your house/apartment to go to the internet connection.

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  • Profile picture of the author Canada
    For me, it would probably be alot like being on vacation -- our summer vacations are spent on a remote island up north that doesn't even have adequate cell service, let alone wi-fi.

    The first couple days I'd be going insane, the next couple days I'd be okay, but still jonesin' to get some connection, and after that (which this summer was 10 days) loving every minute of not feeling tied to the computer.

    That said, if I was to lose my connection at home (like I did when my cable went out for 2 days), I'd probably hit the library (they have wi-fi, and the study corrals would make for more privacy and less distraction than the coffee shop).
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    • Profile picture of the author KatieWilliams
      I'd spend some time reviewing, evaluating and planning - you know, the things that are so important but often get forgotten about with all the online stuff?

      I'd ask myself:

      - Where was I, business-wise, a year ago compared to where I am now? Where did I want to be at this point, compared to where I am? What areas am I exceeding my expectations in, and which are not going so well?

      - Where do I want to be by the end of the year (2010, financial year, academic year, whatever)? What are the specifics - website visits, sales, articles online, Google ranking, income?

      - Am I on course? If not, do I need to make any adjustments? Has one area become more/less profitable than expected (80:20 rule) - alter plans/workload to reflect this.

      - Is there a local networking group I can go to? (Assuming you can find out about it without Internet access.. :p )

      - Goals for 2011, it'll be here in no time - mindmap, brainstorm

      - Which customers, team members, prospects, associates phone numbers are in my mobile - give them a call, see how they're doing, touch base

      And then, take the chance to:

      - buy or loan out a fiction book and enjoy reading it
      - get involved with a community or church event
      - see friends and family
      - RELAX - long baths, cooking complex meals, gardening, shopping trip

      So that when the Internet is back on, you're on top of your game and refreshed to get back to it!

      Enjoy

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  • Profile picture of the author FiveMe
    I'll cry then go get a beer and watch TV
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  • Profile picture of the author BabyJoe
    I will try my luck in library, cafes which provide free internet access, or cybercafe. But not to login to those sensitive websites as they might have keylogger to sniff our passwords.....
    Basically will try anything to stay online... =)
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  • Profile picture of the author John Lenaghan
    I have a Starbucks a few blocks away from my house that's kind of like my second office, so if my internet goes down I just head over there (assuming I'm not there already).

    But if it's an extended outage, I would email any of my lists that might be trying to reach me for something important (buyers particularly, who might need customer service) and let them know my connection is spotty and I might take longer than normal to respond. Using the 3G connection, Starbucks or some other connection, even if I had to drive a ways to get it.

    I would then queue up some broadcast emails to those same lists to be sent every 24 hours for the next x number of days, and segment them to only go to people who have joined the list in the last 24 hours. Again, letting new buyers know that I'm having connection problems.

    Once the issues are fixed, I'd go in and delete any pending broadcasts.

    Then I would just work on stuff that doesn't need an internet connection. Planning, writing, recording audio or video, etc.

    Finally, I'd probably take more time to relax than I normally would

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  • Profile picture of the author sxtra
    Have a good sleep then...
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    • Profile picture of the author jwpdad
      I agree with those who say get some rest or take a break and enjoy some time with the family. I need to do more of those things and my internet is working fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Geek3
    I think my favorite parts of the year is when the internet goes down. I usually briefly panic when it happens, but I force myself to go relax until I check again several hours later.
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  • Profile picture of the author SK123
    It's quite interesting to think about this- could help you plan for the "rainy day" when (or do I say IF) it eventually happens to you...

    Nice options and suggestions so far.
    For me, when it happened, that provided some additional time to be with my wife and kids.... (It appears they'd wish for the connections to be disrupted more often!)
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  • Profile picture of the author PeterDunin
    Definitely go down the pub one of the days and the other I would spend recovering from the previous day!
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    I reckon with the current dependance on technology, I won't be surprised if there some kind of Iphone or Internet treatment if there is ever a wide spread power cut in most major towns and cities
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  • Profile picture of the author newbie2011
    Nothing will happen. I have my family that is my whole world for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kangaroo777
    If i have not internet for few day Im sure that im gona unplug test all those they untill i get internet
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    It amazes me that we have actually had it so little time and yet so many seem lost without it.
    So little for my generation that is, the current generation has had it all their life and don't understand life without internet.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      I recently had 6 days without my computer while a tech had it. The first day I was lost - by the end of the second day I felt free. By the time I got it back I waited till the next day to hook it up and log on. Everything ran just fine without me.:rolleyes:

      I got more done on my house and my yard that week than I have for a year!

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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    No internet for 2 days? LOL:
    I go gem hunting and have a trip report for my readers (and some stuff
    to sell) when I get home.

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  • Profile picture of the author Quotes Papa
    Grab some books and get further inspiration. Do some planning and thinking. Lay out your new ever so cunning strategy and when it's on again, just roll it all out
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  • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
    These days, the majority of my articles (except the on-site articles on my Adsense/Amazon sites, which are usually product-centric) are written based on research from books and other offline sources. So even if my 'net was down, I can still just about write my articles in order that I have something to publish as soon as it comes back up.

    Luckily though, the last time our 'net went down was when I'd gone away for a couple of days and intended to stay off the computer anyway.

    My new laptop has built-in WAN antennas, and pretty soon I will be adding the necessary internal 3G WAN card and subscribing to a 3G mobile broadband service, which I'll use both as a backup for my home 'net connection, and for when I'm travelling about.
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    • Profile picture of the author pickthat apple
      A short break can only do us good.
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      • Profile picture of the author birdman87
        Originally Posted by DireStraits View Post

        These days, the majority of my articles (except the on-site articles on my Adsense/Amazon sites, which are usually product-centric) are written based on research from books and other offline sources. So even if my 'net was down, I can still just about write my articles in order that I have something to publish as soon as it comes back up.

        Luckily though, the last time our 'net went down was when I'd gone away for a couple of days and intended to stay off the computer anyway.

        My new laptop has built-in WAN antennas, and pretty soon I will be adding the necessary internal 3G WAN card and subscribing to a 3G mobile broadband service, which I'll use both as a backup for my home 'net connection, and for when I'm travelling about.

        I have been thinking a lot about this recently. Looking to get back into the internet markeing recently whilst doing my demanding uni degree. I have to read a lot of books about my degree and I also read a lot of non fiction as well, like 'the 80/20 principle' I'm reading right now. I thought an awsome way to write good quality informative articles would be to paraphrase topics thats I'm learning about for my degree and from the books I'm reading. I would write the original rough article with pen and paper as that would be quicker and I wouldn't get distracted by things on my laptop, just sit in my room with my book. This would kill three birds with one stone.

        1) I would never run out of topics for articles as it would just depend on what I'm currently reading

        2) Original, quality and helpful articles with origional information that you wouldn't always find online

        3) The topics I could touch on would probably be very niche and I may even stumble hidden gem topics that are really profitable. In fact, when I was practising article writing origionally I wrote an article for an article website without any prior keyword research that has consistently bagged me about 45p adsense per day for 8 months! Not bad for an hours work. All of my articles get about 2-25 views except for two which get about 180-250 average per month on this one article website with no backlinks.

        4) The process of writing these articles would help me to learn and internalise the concepts and ideas I'm trying to understand.

        5) I wish I had more time to read books, which has become a bit of a guilty pleasure, this is a good excuse to read more.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    it depends on how much i needed it those few days..

    and really... unless i was on vacation in some remote location, i could get connected if i needed to..

    and if i was on vacation in some remote location, i probably wouldn't need it that much.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Davis
    I would probably go on a wild but adventurous journey into my teenage sons bedroom and look for the other half of the dishes that are supposed to be in the cupboard.
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  • Profile picture of the author jointaldc
    if I absolutely needed the internet, then I'd go to a cybercafe, but if not, then I'd take it as a sign that I need to go out, since I'm on the net 6 days outta the week if not all 7
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  • Profile picture of the author gabquotesl
    go to internet caffe.

    i`m going nuts when i`m disconnected.
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  • Profile picture of the author nigelzephyr
    rest for a minute. think of plan B.
    go outside and find an internet cafe. rent for a while.
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  • Profile picture of the author andy rodick
    decide to go to any internet cafe that is close to where you stay
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  • Profile picture of the author sarahberra
    That would not be fun because I wouldn't be able to work. If I was stuck with no internet I would clean clean clean and organize!
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  • Profile picture of the author gittar1122
    If there is no internet for some days, then I will try to search if internet facility available to any cyber cafe or to my friend. If still no internet found then I will take rest to think about new business ideas and my current business position.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jilted
    I'll go outside, have myself a beer, spend more time with my girlfriend and family, things like that....
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  • Profile picture of the author DeborahDera
    Originally Posted by Cathy Shelver View Post

    I am having a huge issue with my internet connection at the moment, and it is extremely frustrating.

    I have a back up 3g connection which is also not very reliable.

    Was wondering if there are any ingenious ideas on how to keep your online business going when you can not get online.

    The only one I can think of is make sure I have enough information Handy to write articles for my Niche.... But soon that becomes too much.

    Your thoughts
    I would take it as a sign and get some sleep
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  • Profile picture of the author FindOut
    Easy. If I didn't have internet I would spend some time doing other things like riding my four wheeler, visiting friends, spending time outside, etc.
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  • I would use the local Library, because that is the way I developed a full time online income to begin with, when I had no puter, no car and no TV.

    (I give an in-depth plan anyone can use with all free resources to do the same, and also tell my story at this post > http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post3194693)

    open to close every day, walking, until I had replaced my previous income.

    Just takes dedication and consistency, and you probably have a car, which I didn't!

    I also met some really great people.

    Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    I would do what Im doing now sitting in an internet cafe because our internet is out till monday.... strange that you post this. What Im gonna do though is check my email and go back home and curl up with my family and rest nand watch some movies.... I work too hard. It was probably divine intervention!
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    It happens to me in China.

    I have never failed my daily subscribers.

    The agency for my provider is just down the road, they can often help

    Public Pc rooms usually are available

    I call friends to send the emails

    One one occassion, i called another country and the emails were sent

    I have two email addresses, The second password is known to a few other people, whom i trust.

    If it is serious i can search the internet using my phone and someone else's computer.

    The mail must get through and it does.

    I need the trust and support of my client base. so they get service.
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  • Profile picture of the author msmir75
    OK first I would go insane, then calm myself down. Then I would take that opportunity to do direct mailing (whenever the mail strike is over), do some walk-ins, even do some dreaded cold calling, and finally read some books that I have been meaning to read, and find internet cafes if I needed to do to the odd thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author kat87
    i cant live without internet..so i rhink if i dont have conections for a few days id rather go to net cafe...
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  • Profile picture of the author Ofthemix
    I would take a vacation. Or go hiking, or do something else active that I normally don't do because I glue myself in front of the computer almost 16 hours a day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Caspir
    Well not got time for me, but have to wait for everything is right otherwise we can't do anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author paintingsgalore22
    Go to a near internet cafe. . or hang-out with my friends!. Enjoy outdoor for a moment!?. Don't think about work to much. teehee!.
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