This Old Dog Signed-up for DirecTv BUT I Didn't Want To

Last Update: February 09, 2016

Yes, it's true. Ruthie and I signed up for DirecTv and had it installed the other day but I didn't want to. It all started a month or so ago when Ruthie said, "I don't ever get to see you anymore. You spend all of your time at Wealthy Affiliate answering emails and writing articles for your website. I get lonely ever night not having you around."

The fact is, I am always home but yes I do have things to do and yes my dear Ruthie is suffering as a result of it. I went online and found a company that for $250 would create a life-sized rubber replica of me that Ruthie could plop down on the couch next to her and talk to it all night long. Ruthie rejected the concept! Something had to change. So Ruthie instructed me to order DirecTv to help fill up her lonely nights with uninterrupted "chick flicks" and multiple QVC channels. All was well on the home front. Then the world fell apart.

Ruthie had me move a wall mirror in the house to a different location. How much could that hurt? Well, it did. The new placement of the mirror hampered the wireless signal to the very DirecTv receiver on the tv that Ruthie loves to watch the most. The result, no tv for Ruthie.

Now, I consider myself to be somewhat of a "techie" for an old guy but no amount of previous skill was going to help me out this time. To the telephone, I went to DirecTv for some real help. The call lasted for well over an hour but in the end, the tv receiver was reset and Ruthie's tv was restored. Then it dawned on me!

What a great idea for a WA super niche. Pull up directv.com with its endless and hours of instruction on how to make their system work in your home and use that information to write helpful pieces for your website (written in plain English) on how to make your reader's Directv work in their home. You could add endless affiliate marketing widgets to your website regarding everything needed to make an evening at home in front of the tube more enjoyable. Heck, you could probably get Directv to affiliate market with you so that if someone clicked on your Directv widget and your reader ordered Directv for their home you would get a commission. What an idea. Who says that all of the really great niches are taken. What a great community our WA is to all of us. DAN

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SusanAL Premium
Thanks for the stories. I love your take on things. =D
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
Thanks Susan. I truly appreciate your kind words. DAN
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GeoffGS Premium
Lol. Thanks for the humor. I know (or my family knows) what you mean. Geoff. The friendly fisherman :)
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
Thanks Stadny for letting me know that not just me has a very strange sense of humor. lol :>) DAN
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Sheila50 Premium
What a good idea Dan! You better got a move on if you are going to start a niche with Direct TV! LOL
Sheila
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
Sheila: I was hoping that you might jump on the idea. I'm too busy with the one that I have. But actually, I think it is a great idea for someone that just can't find a money making niche. DAN
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Sheila50 Premium
I have Dish Network and not sure about Direct TV, but I will have to check into it!
Thanks
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
Heavens Sheila...if you already have Dish...create the niche with Dish. They are just as greedy as Directv so I am sure you would have no problems getting them to sign a Dish Widget deal with you. DAN
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Maestrob Premium
Good idea Dan! Get busy! Lol

Bryan
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
Thanks Bryan for your support. What I think makes the Directv idea so sound is that you could possibly get DirecTv to be a strong supporter of the idea financially. DAN
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Maestrob Premium
Agreed! They should be open to that since they already have a referral program they offer for their customers.
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
I didn't know that Bryan. That even makes the idea stronger. DAN
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Martstervt Premium
Hi Dan, I understand your plight. My wife and I are quite independent and both have creative things that occupy our time. We do, however,
have Direct TV and meet to share some of our favorite programs. ( that we agree on)
CJ convergent offers a pay per call affiliate program with Direct TV.
I have applied for it but haven't heard back.

Marty:-)
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
Marty: You are simply telling me that someone else thought of the idea first? I refuse to even consider that possibility. WHY! I thought that I was the smartest person in the world. lol lol harder and ;>) DAN
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Martstervt Premium
Well Dan we are both smart but not that smart, Well, it depends on the day..............Marty
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
You got that right Marty. DAN
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