Sunday, November 18, 2018

Monthly costs down by $200

This business had 2  traditional tills 2 EFTPOS terminals and a standard phone line and ADSL internet running a cloud based accounting package, the monthly cost was around $350. I changed them all over in October 2018 and halved the cost and setup a faster easier to use system. The costs on a $4.00 credit card transaction went from 31c to 8c.
Update November 2020, the Monthly cost is $120 and transaction fees are only 30% of what they were.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

May's Telstra Unlimited Data Internet Plan

I have been asked several times about what is the best phone plan for internet users its this one at $69 per month, I am on my 2nd month with it and it works well, I also use a $10 per month Netflix account and have watched a few movies and series on it and it has worked well.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

2018 update

I have been "Service Brokering" casually since I stopped doing it full time. Some recent examples are. A gent who was spending $288 per month with Telstra for bundle, Mobile, Internet, landline and pay TV. Result, $79 per month and he still has unlimited downloads and can do more than what he was doing before. Savings $2,508 in 12 months. My fee 25% of annual savings + $100 setup fee for new services and he still has Telstra Mobile coverage.
A lady landline/internet ADSL / pay TV setup, spending $221 pm. Now on NBN (10 times faster) $99 pm. Savings $1,464 in 12 months and has a better service. I could have saved, more but her Mobile was under a new contract.
I have also done a big job for a business with 2 owners and saved them almost $20,000.
I have the patients to stay on the phone with the providers and get the best deals.
All I need is your old bills and your authority to negotiate on your behalf.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Service Broker Blog

I have taken 4 years off, great working holiday, well not all working, I was out looking a better way to live and have found it.

The purpose of this domain name Service Broker will be to recommend the best services available that we know about.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Hi, you probably have in your email contacts an email address, I recently turned on the catchall on this account to find out that I am getting 100's of emails daily to various email accounts on this domain that I have owned for many years.

I use with colin@ and info@ as an alias, no other accounts exist. I have decided for the time being to put an auto responder in place to let people know that they have the wrong email address. Email are not being read and automatically deleted so do not be concerned about privacy.

Please feel free to subscribe to my blog, I post useful hints and tips here and you can unsubscribe any time if they annoy you. Please feel free to email me if you would like any help with your email.

I recently turned down a $15,000 offer for this domain name (  but I would consider offers an order of magnitude higher.

Regards Colin Dixon is my main email address and feel free to call me on 0419 415000 I live in WA so that's 2 or 3 hrs behind Melbourne, unless I am travelling.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

AUDA and where is your Domain

An update on where my clients domain names are:

on the 12st July 2010 registrar accreditation for Bottle Domains was terminated I was an agent for Bottle so my clients domains were transferred to AUDA these need to be transferred to a new registrar and I am now an agent for TPP Internet and this can be done at
Or send me your password email and I will do it for you. There is no cost to you.
Most of my clients were already with TPP so no action will be needed.

Here are some more tips.

You need to keep in control of your domain name, here's how to do it. is where to go to see who owns the name, look for the ownership and the

  • Registrant: needs to be you

  • Registrant Contact Name: needs to be your email address

For TLD ( eg not go to

To change things you need the Domain Password which is available from WARNING: see below

other things to note are the

  • Registrar Name: this will be the Service that I am a dealer for TPP Internet and the

  • Name Server: this is normally which directs to my Name Servers I also use several other domains look for ozol as well. is my site where you can change the contact email and name server, for example if you have a web developer who is designing your web site and he runs his own Name Server and Hosting Server Your hosting and email settings are defined via the Nameserver You may or may not have a login for this site, just ask if you want one, but take care it is easy to mess it up here.

I normally setup Google Apps for most domains This does the email and a lot more click on the link for more information.

Hosting links ( this may be relevant also) this is needed if you are hosting with me and need to make changes to your web server

But most customers just need the login for their web site, and their email.

WARNING: if you are selecting a new web hosting supplier and they don't know all of the above find a different one. You can tell if they tell you to go and find your domain password ( they can have it sent to you). When you want to change to me, I ask what is your domain name I then ask you if the email address I look up is yours, and then tell you to forward the Domain password I have just had emailed to you to me at or you can go to my web site and process the transfer yourself.

I would love to keep your business and I am open to resolving any concern or misunderstanding you may have had and work with you to achieve what ever you want to from your web site. As a gesture of Good Will if you agree to keep your site with me for a further 3 months I will send you this ($1,997) package for free.Just ask for it.

Thank you and all the best for the future Colin Dixon 0419 415000 or skype me.

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Thanks Colin

Friday, July 23, 2010

Red Bubble

This is a great Art sharing and sales web site, not for amateurs like me but great for some.