Christmas Shopping For Your Husband or Partner

Christmas shopping for your husband/partner, you might think this is going to be such an easy thing for you to do because you love your Husband/Partner and know him really well.This could not be further from the truth as it can be the most difficult part of your Christmas shopping. This can be for a number of reasons.You may feel that the pressure is on you to find a gift for your Husband/Partner that he is going to really appreciate.You may be willing to settle for gifts which are merely acceptable for others in your family on your Christmas list.You are likely to feel that you need to buy something spectacular for really close relatives including your Husband/Partner. If you have been with your Husband/Partner for a number of years you may also have difficulty Christmas shopping for him because you may feel like you have already bought him everything. I will try to help with some useful tips for Christmas shopping for your Husband/Partner which should make the process easier.

Knowing your Husband/Partners interests and hobbies is a good way to make Christmas shopping for him much easier. Sit down and put pen to paper of all your husband/partners interests. This will give you a better idea of what type of items would make a great Christmas gift for him. An example being, if he is interested in reading books buy him a voucher so as he can pick the book of his liking. A great gift that is different than the normal is to book a day out at a race track to drive a sports car or even a days rallying or ballooning. Is he interested in golf? Does he need some lessons? If he does, book him some. You get the idea?

Do not forget about the repetitive gifts that every man needs each year like aftershave, deodorant, socks, jumpers and ties. These last few can be used as stocking fillers and extra gifts for him to open. Aftershave has usually run out by the time Christmas arrives and you can get him the newest and latest best selling product.

Trends and fashion change so this is a good time to update your his wardrobe and throw out those jumpers and ties that you have been going on to him about changing,The list could go on and on but with a bit of imagination you can come up with a present this year that he will really appreciate.

If you can’t think of what to get your Husband/Partner for Christmas, ask him what he wants. Have him make a wish list of the items that he would like for Christmas. Happy Shopping.

Shopping For Used Clothing Accessories

We all know that accessories can make or break an outfit. Handbags, belts, shoes, scarves and more help to create a unique fashion statement for their wearers. Keeping up with the latest fashion trend can be expensive for shoppers. Accessories are a great option to create a fashion trend without changing your entire wardrobe each season. For affordable accessories, consider shopping in used clothing stores.

Millions of people donate and sell their unwanted accessories every year to charities, resale shops, consignment shops, flea markets and to online auction sites. A large quantity of used clothing and accessories that are available are barely used and some even have the original price tags on them. When you shop for used clothing accessories you will find quality pieces at affordable prices.

To start, browse your local physical stores by looking in the YellowPages, using your online search engine and asking your friends and family. Make a list of places that you would like to consider and then map out a plan to visit them. If you are looking for newer clothing accessories, consider visiting consignment shops first. Most items that you will find at a consignment shop are between 1-3 years old and you can expect up to a 50%-60% discount off of the retail price. If you are looking for a super bargain, start by searching thrift stores and flea markets. You may need to be willing to dig, but you will be sure to find some very nice, inexpensive items. Next, search your local resale shops as they offer a mix of old and new used clothing accessories and are generally a bit more organized than a flea market or a thrift store.

As you are shopping, be sure to also take an inventory of your current accessories and the items that you are looking to replace. As you are going through your closet, you will probably find unwanted clothes and accessories that you can even sell to generate funds to make some new accessories purchases. Be sure to take those items with you on your shopping trips.

When you are shopping on an online auction or consignment site, accessories are often sold in “Lots”. Lots are groupings of like items that are sold as a single unit. The advantages of lots are that you get a large selection in a single purchase, but the disadvantage is that you may not always know what you are getting. Single items that are more expensive are typically sold individually. Be sure to read the item descriptions carefully so that you know what you are getting and take into consideration what the shipping costs are going to be in your overall sales price. When you are making your online purchases, be sure to use a secure site and a reputable company to ensure your security and your privacy.

Shopping for used accessories online and in physical used clothing stores is a great way to build your wardrobe, to keep up with the trends and to find affordable items.

Opiate Addiction: Tips for Treatment

Methadone is a particularly addictive drug, but is often used in the treatment of heroin addiction. Also known as Symoron, Dolphine, Amidone and Methadose, Methadone belongs to the opioid family of drugs. This prescription drug is often prescribed to treat the pain and withdrawal symptoms associated with heroin addiction. For a person trying to get off heroin, their doctor may prescribe this drug to help them cope while their body experiences living without the drug in its system. This not only helps make it easier for an addict to cope while they are dealing with intense withdrawal symptoms from stopping, but also can prevent serious medical issues such as heart attack and stroke.

Methadone is the first step of treatment for many addicts. It gives them the chance to get off the drugs without having withdrawal symptoms so extreme that they can barely function. For serious addicts, these withdrawal symptoms can last for months, even longer. For some people, they will feel urges for the rest of their life. It is definitely not easy to overcome a drug addiction, but this is a necessary process for someone hooked on drugs who wants to get clean. Methadone can help you get your life back, so if this is something you’re interested in, you should talk to your doctor to get more details. They will be able to provide you with the necessary information and get you a prescription if you are thought to be a good candidate for the drug.

The detox process is essential for anyone trying to get off heroin. Be prepared for serious withdrawal symptoms, including anything from muscle aches, anxiety and muscle tension to headaches, nausea and agitation. You may feel edgy, moody and miserable, you may notice that you’re sweating or even feel almost feverish. These are all normal, expected symptoms. Physical and emotional symptoms are expected, especially with a drug like heroin. These symptoms are occurring because you are stopping the drugs after heavy and prolonged use, forcing your body to become dependent without the use of the drugs.

Keep in mind that you may have to take additional medication along with the Methadone drug, especially if you notice that you are experiencing very intense symptoms. You may be placed on long-term maintenance, which means you could be taking Methadone for the long-term or even for the rest of your life, if your doctor feels it is helpful for your recovery. You need to stay in close contact with your doctor to properly monitor your progress. They can ensure there are no potential complications arising as a result of your treatment, such as aspiration or dehydration.

The most important thing is that after you go through treatment, once you have gotten yourself on the right track and aren’t using anymore, that you do whatever it takes to stay off the drugs. The last thing you want is to end up back in the same situation you started, having to start all over from square one. Go through a support group or have regular sessions with a therapist, to have someone there to talk to and support you during this difficult time in your life. It always helps to have someone there who you can feel safe venting to, expressing your feelings and getting support from when you’re not feeling at your strongest.

Millions of people suffer from heroin addiction, and if you are one of those people, at least you know you have options. Methadone is an effective treatment for heroin addicts, offering many advantages to users as a means of treatment.

Riding, Running and Rebounding For Health and Fitness

What do horseback riding, cycling and running all have in common? Simple! They all require a strong, lifted core to execute and maximize the exercise. That means that rely on the use of the abdominal center, erectors of the back and spine, tuck of the butt and lift of the lower back to maneuver and they also require/benefit from open, lifted and proud shoulders.

It also should come as no surprise that the cross-training benefits of yoga and pilates, in building core strength, re-aligning musculature and developing mind-body connections are transferable to these exercise disciplines. What might surprise and delight is the use of a rebound exercise tool, the Kangoo Jumps, as a recommended resource for the devotee of riding, cycling and running to maximize cardiovascular training and effectiveness.

A young woman wrote to me recently, looking for a way and a recommendation as to how she could put less stress on her body (knees, joints, ankles, hips) while gaining aerobic and cardiovascular conditioning. A lover of Pilates and equestrian sports judge by profession, she wanted a way to maximize her fitness programming, increase her cardiovascular fitness training while preventing injury to her body. She didn’t want to run anymore because of the stress and strain it caused to her knees. I knew her connectedness to nature, the outdoors and the feeling of control through movement was tantamount to finding success for her training. While I don’t ride horses, I do understood the desire to avoid the body breakdown caused by of running. Torn, as she was, as I find it to have the closest connection one can duplicate to the experience of riding in the open, free space and having a connected feeling to the elements.

I understood the need to avoid the body breakdown as it was my personal pursuit a few month earlier. As an exceptionally active person, the older I got, the more pounding, I experienced on my knees, heels and hip joints and less and less I enjoyed running 3 miles, 2x week to keep my weight in check. As a result, last spring, I bought a pair of Kangoo Jumps and totally eliminated the pain (and recovery) in each and everyone one of my workouts. For that reason, I recommended the same option to her.

The shoes are based on rebound exercise and are a low impact rebound sport shoe designed to provide a safe platform for jogging and other exercises that are hard on the joints. The boots use a lightweight spring to absorb the shocks due to impact on the ground and create a rebound effect that reduces shock impact on ankles, knees, hips and lower back. They are Swiss designed for joggers, however, they also provide benefits for athletic strengthening and conditioning, rehabilitation and injury prevention and group aerobics. The unique “floating above the ground” sensation created by Kangoo Jumps has to be experienced to be understood.

Core balance and control are two other variables (and benefits) of using the shoes for training.

Quality vs Quantity

Kangoo Jumps deliver the benefit of 50-minutes exercise in only 20 minutes and the injury prevention potential has already caught the attention of several elite football teams. The boots can be used indoors or outdoors on paved roads, dirt paths and grass as well as at the beach or on snow. N.A.S.A. has found rebound exercise to be the best form of exercise for astronauts because it restores bone and muscle mass lost during time spent in outer space. Consequently Kangoo Jumps are recommended for people suffering osteoporosis, with the “slow-motion” steps and exercises of Kangoo Aerobics make it suitable for middle aged and senior people.

Other Cardiovascular Options

The other option I recommended, and one I personally use during the warm weather months, to avoid joint pain, is a road bike. A road bike and a trail can make a world of difference in clearing your head while building cardiovascular strength. Climbing hills with a bike will give anyone keen cardiovascular training.

As a Pilates and equestrian sports devotee, my friend already understood the reliance on core strength and easily made the connection that these two disciplines were good cross-training modalities to support the prevention and overuse of muscle and back pain; typical injuries and imbalances caused by cycling.

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INTERNET MARKETING INFORMATION

NETWORKING

SCAMS, FRAUDS

FAKE E CARDS

HOLIDAY RENTALS

DROP SHIP

One of the first things you should do is check the government regulations that effect Internet marketing. Two of the main regulation deals with e mails. You can only send out your offer to persons who have contacted you about your offer or (a one time only) persons who have contact you with their offer.

You are required to enclose in all your e mails, your e mail address, your business address and phone. If you will be using a autoresponder you are required to have a unsubscribe link, so persons who may have contacted to receive your offers, newsletter, etc. can click on and have their name removed from your list.

It is also very important to remember if you join a MLM as a affiliate the firm you are marketing for meet the regulations, as you too could be charged if they make outrages claims about their product, how much money can be made etc.

The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

and abroad.

Get your own website, avoid the free ones offered by MLM’s. Don’t be restricted to one firm’s product with a free website.

With a free web site you would have no chance of being listed on the search engines, as there would be hundreds of web sites with the same offers. All you are doing is working for free, paying for advertisements for someone else’s products. If there was some product you wanted to sell from a MLM firm, you can join as a reseller and place just the product you want to handle on your website.

NETWORKING

You didn’t learn it at school, or at the office.

Would you believe your mother?

Networking is more then shaking hands, and giving out business cards. Forget about the endless networking skills you may have learned at the office. We just have to put the few lessons mother taught us into practice. As a kid we were always in a hurry to find something better. Our mothers taught us patience.

If your in a hurry you miss the value that can be built taking time with building relations in networking. Establishing a relationship by taking time, gives you a solid framework in networking building.

Your mother worked hard as an example. This is one of the better examples in networking she gave you. That’s why it is called networking, not sit work. For networking to be successful you have to work hard and put out the effort.

Remember her telling you to share your things with others? Some of our best resources are time, money, and information we are willing to give to the relationship. They appreciate us when we are willing to give to the relationship.

She always made you clean up after yourself. In networking, follow-up is required. Whether it’s a promise to meet someone, or just a thank you is one of the most important lessons of networking. These life lessons we learned from mother during childhood are a solid basis’s for strong networking skills.
Thank you mother for all your help.

The biggest time spend in selling, more so in mail order or on the Internet is developing a relationship with your customer and building trust. If you did a good job in the first two, closing a sale will take the smallest of your time spend with your customer.

SCAMS, FRAUDS

Fake e cards.
You get a message with a link to an online greeting card but, when you click it, you end up with a virus on your PC. A couple of simple rules here. Delete any messages that come from someone you don’t know or that don’t address you by name. If they come from someone you know, email that person to check that they sent it before clicking on.

HOLIDAY RENTALS

2009 has seen a surge in ads offering bogus vacation rentals. You pay a deposit or even in full to get a key and that’s the last you hear of them. Scammers are experts at creating phoney look-alike sites where you land after mistyping an address or by clicking on a link supplied in the e mail or ad. Always type in the URL and don’t just click on the link.

DROP SHIPPERS
You can get products to sell via e bay or/and your website by using the services of a drop shipper. A reliable drop shipper will not ask you for a fee. They will allow you to copy pictures of the products they sell. Prices are about half you would pay for retail.

When writing articles to directories, we are not allowed to list URL’s for places to go for free information, such as drop shippers, ebay, and other places. If your interested you can go to our website and in our archives there is over 2 years of free Internet information listing with URL’s. My website is listed in the article source at the bottom of this article.

If you have a website they will allow you to move any listing on their site to yours. You set your price on the product/s you transfer. When an order comes in place the order they will ship it out for you under your shipping label and not include any of their material.

A good way to promote is join as an affiliate, transfer a couple specials onto your site, with a link back to your affiliate page. The cost of setting up a web site is minimum. Check out my website archive for drop ship firms. Transfer a couple specials onto your site, with a link back to your affiliate page. The cost of setting up a web site is minimum. Check out my website archive for drop ship firms.

Disclaimer:
The Author of this article is not responsible for accuracy or completeness nor shall he be held liable for any damage or loss arising out of or in any way related to the information or utilization of it.

What Should You Ask Your Contractor About Your Bathroom Remodel?

One of the best ways to make a noticeable change in your entire home is to remodel one or more of your bathrooms. Although the process may seem a little intimidating at first, you can make everything go as smoothly as possible by asking the right questions before you get started. If you want to avoid unnecessary interruptions and confusions throughout the process, you will to make a list of important points to discuss with your contractor before they even start the job. Here are a few things that you should talk about:

What Type of Remodel Do you Want?

Before you even pick up the phone to start shopping for a contractor, think about what type of remodel that you want. A simple remodel can consist of a new coat of paint and new fixtures, while a complete bathroom overhaul is much more extensive. Decide how extensive you want your remodel to be, determine your budget and then call your contractor to talk about the specifics. They will be able to help guide you through the process from there.

How Much Will It Cost?

While this is a very important aspect of conducting a remodel, you should always make sure to balance cost with the quality of your contractor. You will want to choose someone who is reliable, skilled and has extensive experience working with bathroom remodels. That being said, make sure that you talk with your chosen bathroom remodeling company about the total cost of the project. They should be able to provide you with at least a very close estimate to what the total cost should be. Some will even provide you with a firm bid after doing a full assessment. Always be up front with how much you have to spend on any given project, so that you can be on the same page from start to finish.

How Long Will It Take?

In addition to a cost estimate, you should also ask your builder for a time estimate. While a simple bathroom remodel could take just a few hours, a total overhaul could take several weeks. Because the bathroom is a very important room in your home, you will want to have a fairly clear idea of how long it will be until you can use it again. After you have an idea of how long it will take, come up with a plan to make sharing the other bathroom or bathrooms in your home much easier while you remodel.

In the end, completing a hassle free bathroom remodel relies on constant, clear and honest communication from both you and your contractor. To make sure that you are getting what you want, at a price within your budget, you must communicate these needs to them. Because your bathroom is such an important room in your home, you can’t afford to be vague, unsure or silent about any of the aspects of the remodel. If you follow these tips, and work closely with your chosen remodeling expert, you can expect a bathroom remodel that meets your expectations from start to finish.

Same Day Cash Loans Make Life Much Simpler For Any Individual

Instant funds whenever you need it, sounds too good to be true? Do you wish life was as simple as this and you could get access to ready cash, whenever you were in a financial crisis? Well, your wish has been granted because same day cash loans are just what you need when you are in a financial crisis. Many a times, we face a cash shortage in between two consecutive paydays when our next salary cheque is still far off. The most convenient solution might be to ask our family or friends for a short term loan; however, that is not the most feasible. It is not the best solution to expose your financial status to all and sundry especially when you are in a financial tight spot. Also, opting for the traditional loans can be a time consuming process as it usually involves a tremendous amount of paperwork for the verification and loan approval. When you require cash to meet any urgent expenditure then time is of crucial importance and hence instant cash loans are the most suitable option for you.

Same day cash loans are convenient for the borrower in every way, beginning right from the loan application till the cash transfer to the borrower’s account. Many online websites provide the facility to get all information on the same day cash loans and apply through a simple online application form. The individual needs to fill in the basic, personal details and the executive from the lending company will get back to them promptly to verify the reason for loan requirement and other details. Once the approval has been granted, the loan is transferred to an account provided by the borrower, on the same day itself. Hence, this is the fastest way to get money when you need it for any urgent purpose or emergency expenditure.

The same day cash loans can be of any amount that you desire and are usually provided for a few weeks, so the burden of debt does not need to be on your shoulders for long. The repayment terms are also easy and flexible, as the borrower simply needs to provide a post dated cheque to the lending agent at the time of loan approval and the cheque amount will get transferred from the borrower’s account on the day that his next salary is credited. This arrangement makes it convenient for the borrower and less risky for the lender, as well.

Life usually comes to a standstill when you are running short of cash in between paydays as urgent payments cannot be made like that for a car repair or for any medical emergency. However, this scenario can be avoided with same day cash loans which have the provision for carrying out instant cash transactions to meet any urgent needs of the borrower. Like they say that money is not everything, but when we are facing financial crunch, then money definitely becomes one of the most important things so such instant loans come in handy at these times.

Top 10 Internet Marketing Trends for 2011

The dawn of 2011 gives us the perfect opportunity to predict the top 10 internet marketing trends for the upcoming year. The 90’s was the decade of the internet, and since then we have seen new layers, tools, and worlds built on top of the world wide web.

Social networks dominated the past decade, apps came on top of that, and 2011 will bring even more areas of digital interaction and communication.

And just to have some fun for the holidays, I decided to turn them into some of the cheesiest puns and rhymes ever assembled in a blog post. If you can’t stand the rhymes, I’ve put a real title right next to them.

So here’s my take on the top 10 trends (in order) for internet marketing in 2011.

(1) No more game layer naysayers (The sculpting of the “game layer”)

Seth Priebatsch, the founder of SCVNGR, plans to build a “game layer” on top of the world. Things like rewards programs, board games, social games and check-ins have all come to make up the idea behind a game layer.

This game layer is a way to influence consumer behavior, by turning everything into a game. Wherever you go, whatever you buy will be built into a sort-of game dynamic that will reward you in multiple ways.

This game layer will be the most important trend to watch in internet marketing in 2011, as companies like SCVNGR and Four Square become a bigger part of the consumer process.

(2) Even more apps perhaps (Mobile apps continue to “suburbanize” the internet)

The internet has been compared to the wild wild west with its initial lawlessness and quick expansion. With the introduction of apps, the internet is being tamed into smaller communities – suburbanizing the internet in a way.

Jeff Cormier (Examiner.com) wrote an article today about how mobile apps are projected to experience 60% growth by 2014. In addition, revenue from mobile apps will increase from $4.9 billion this year, to $35 billion by 2014, according to an IDC report.

So we will see even more apps in 2011. Apps mark the beginning of the taming of the internet into organized mobile programs, and 2011 will continue this trend.

(3) All bets off, all Groupon (Downward pricing pressures on SMBs from Groupon-like sites)

As Groupon continues to roll out sites for more and more cities across the country, the “group coupon” phenomenon continues to sweep the web.

Thousands of other coupon sites have also popped up. I Am Hungry, for example, offers restaurant deals around your area. With apps for Facebook and mobile devices, these types of sites are spreading like wildfire.

We are almost at the point with all of these sites that you could always get a meal at half price. For 2011, look for the Groupon and I Am Hungry-type sites to put downward pricing pressure on small service businesses (especially restaurants).

(4) Online privacy issues and miscues (Online privacy becomes a huge issue/opportunity)

Access to data is an essential part of the idea behind Web 2.0. Having up-to-date information on people is the key to targeting search results, advertising, and offers. However, when will this go too far? 2011.

The Federal Trade Commission just released a report this month about protecting consumer privacy. This movement covers an idea to implement a “Do Not Track” program for consumers. This would be a technology that would allow consumers to tell websites to not track their activities and information.

As this movement plays out, look for online privacy to be a huge part of the web in 2011.

(5) Boob Tube out, YouTube in (Increase in online video marketing)

Faster internet connections, easy share capabilities, better video search, link integration, and YouTube channels – these all point to an even bigger emphasis on video marketing. A video going viral is the dream of every marketer, and it’s easier to make those videos and easier to have them spread.

Pew Internet Research says that 7 in 10 adult internet users have used the internet to watch or download a video. In addition, videos can help increase search rankings and have a major impact on SEO.

With all of these factors coming together, online video marketing will become mainstream in 2011.

(6) Local becomes focal for search engines (More emphasis on local search)

Over the last few months of 2010, we’ve seen local results take a bigger role in Google SERPs (search engine results pages). Tools like Google Places and Yahoo! Local make it easier for businesses to gain exposure for their certain keywords and now have placed more importance on those listings.

By incorporating Google Tags into Google Places and offering statistical insights for your place listing, Google is telling small businesses that local search will become even more important in 2011. This makes sense considering that the goal of a search engine is to deliver the best results for each search. What good would a plumber in Seattle do for a homeowner in Boston?

(7) 2011 Twitter: More litter, less glitter (Major change in the Twitter model)

A San Francisco Chronicle article came out today revealing statistics about Twitter. As the article states, Only 8% of American adults use Twitter and less than 1/4 of those users are “heavy” Twitter users.

Twitter’s goal to become the world’s largest media company, therefore, is too far out of reach.

It seems that Twitter has been most successful in the celebrity-realm, as people can get an insight into the lives of their favorites stars. The celebrity element, however, is not mainstream enough for Twitter to survive solely on that niche and its goal to become THE media outlet seems out of reach. So where does Twitter go from here?

Well, we’ve seen the introduction of “promoted tweets” and the new Twitter profile in 2010.

What does 2011 hold for Twitter? I am predicting declining participation rates on Twitter, more dead profiles, and potentially a serious change to make money and increase participation.

(8) HTML5 goes live (The release of HTML5 and its impact)

HTML5 is currently under development by the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group. The latest HTML revision will make it easier to incorporate multimedia into websites.

The impact on SEO will be interesting to follow in 2011. The new <> tag, for example, will make it easier to segment new posts for online periodicals like blogs and online magazines. Search engines will most likely place either more or different emphasis on these sorts of tags.

(9) Online communities = new opportunities (Market Research continues to change)

Typical market research reports are generated over a long period of time and result in 1000 pages of somewhat outdated data. Online communities are a newer way to conduct real-time market research from a group of about 200-500 consumers that represent the target market for that specific brand. These people will answer key questions and discuss certain topics associated with a product before it launches, for example.

Companies like Communispace and MindGauge allow brands to gather consumer insight quickly. MindGauge’s website describes the difference between traditional market research and online communities by saying, “Rather than an independent source gathering information, respective managers will begin to integrate the community into all components of their projects.”

Although this powerful insight tool has been around for awhile, we are predicting that more dollars will be devoted towards this kind of tool in 2011.

(10) The cloud starts to reign (Cloud Computing continues to spread)

Although “the cloud” does not really fall under internet marketing, its impact on agility for sales forces and IT departments is undeniable, so it found its way into the top ten. The days of building custom-made business apps and soft
ware are gone with companies like salesforce.com. Cloud computing allows businesses of all sizes to get better systems up and running, faster and cheaper than custom-built software.

For 2011, even more clunky and expensive IT systems will be scrapped for the cloud and collaboration will be brought everywhere through mobile devices.

2011 should be the fastest year in internet marketing. Many more trends will occur that could change the landscape of internet marketing for businesses of all sizes.

What do you see as the biggest trend for 2011?

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Before I start on this one, it may be well to remember the saying,
“where is the best place to meet the high and mighty high?”
hey, at most New Years Eve Parties.

If you want to read a article written by a Internet Guru or English
Professor you can stop reading now. If you’re looking for honest
Internet Information in plain everyday writing this is for you. Read
on, this could save you a bundle and give you enough information to
start part time Marketing on the internet.

I found out the hard way that Internet business opportunities are
almost never all they’re cracked up to be. The only persons who benefit
from the opportunities are the people who start the programs and a
few friends at the top.

Seen all those ads with images of luxury cars, boats, and house? This
is the image of high life you can have if you join a MLM opportunity.
If you believe the above I have a beautiful famous bridge in San
Francisco I want to sell, cheap, doesn’t wait, today only.

As a newbie to the Internet (joining after years of retirement), with 40
years of successful publishing, printing, business off line, it makes
me sick to think people would believe this. Yeh, just join this MLM and
in two months you will be building a luxury house next to Bill Gates.

Scams after scam try to make people believe that pyramid selling laws
just doesn’t apply to the Internet. Many so-called marketers are not just
sneaky, but are out and out liars.

Further, very few offer any sort of resources to help you. To make
matters worst, they make you feel like a real “dumbie” by e-mailing you
2 days after joining, wondering why you haven’t signed up at the very
least 100 members. They make it look like it’s your fault you have not
yet earned enough to pay for that lot next to Bill Gates.

Their scams have given the Internet a real bad name. Just mention to a
friend or work mate about joining or buying something on the Internet.
I will bet you 90% will just change the subject or walk away. So many
persons got sucked into some of these get rich scams that the average
person will not trust the Internet when it comes to buying products,
services.

Webmasters who are now on the web work overtime, researching, and
building trust, which enables them to sell on the Internet.

They know success does not come overnight. They have to work hard,
be persistent, teachable, research. They have to make the effort and
a little bit of cash helps.

If you intend on making a living on the Internet start out part time.
The failing rate on the Internet is over 94 percent, mostly because
they buy into the MLM Marketer that promises all you have to do
is join as a paid member.

In your dealings with others, make sure you have proper disclosures as
required by law. To be an effective marketer, don’t be untruthful, make
false, misleading statements. Further remember you are responsible
for statements made by the MLM marketer if you are an affiliate selling
for them. You too could be charged and fined along with the MLM
you are promoting.

To make sure you are following the regulations for advertisements, and
other rules and regulations check out the following at FTP.

* The Applicability of FTC Law to Internet Advertising

* Clear and Conspicuous Disclosures in Online Advertisements

* Specific Issues in Applying Certain Rules and Guides to Internet Activities.
[http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/buspubs/dotcom/index.html]

PROTECT YOUR COMPUTER AND MONEY

Here are a few steps you can take to be on the safe side. If your email
program has the option to automatically download attachments, make sure
it is turned off.

Check and make sure your Anti Virus is up to date.

If you have to open an attachment, save the file to your computer or
a disk.

Manually scan the file using up-to-date Anti Virus.

Remember scammers use fake websites, mail redirects. Before sending
any money check it out first. Never just click on the URL provided.
Type in the URL manually.

If you receive an email with the heading Paypal, Clickbank etc., asking
you to confirm your user, password, remember they already have this
information and would not be asking you for it.

YOUR INTERNET “BANK” PAYPAL

If you buy or sell on the Internet, you need a secure reliable firm
for sending,accepting payments online. Paypal (owed by e bay) is one
of the preferred ways of sending or receiving cash online. You are
notified within minutes when you pay, buy or send money. Never trust
using your cards on the Internet. By the time you get your monthly
statement hundreds of dollars could be charged to your account. Play
it save. Get a free account with PayPal today!
https://www.paypal.com/row/mrb/pal=EMXEHEG6CP2TY

I started as an affiliate but it has a lot of drawbacks. Sure they
will supply you with a free website, but then you know there are
hundreds all the same. Search engines as a rule will not list affiliate
sites.

Further, the URL given to you to promote with are long, ugly, and it’s
easy to steal your commission. Any one that may have wanted to join or
buy the product your promoting will just cut off your ID code and join.
You lose the commission and an affiliate. Plus the biggest draw back is
you don’t get a list of the persons you promote for the firm.

If you do want to sell a product for a MLM make sure you check them out.
Then you need to get the script that will shorten the URL you are given
to promote with, or learn how to clone the URL so your commission is not
stolen. Join a couple forums, and ask if anyone could give you the
script to be able to do either of the above. Most people in forums will
help because it also gives them a plug.

What business do you know (other then an Internet MLM) gets you to pay for
their advertising and work for free? You’re better off to set up your
own web site and promote as a reseller or get and sell your own products.
This way you can build up your own list.

I hate to admit this but for some reason I got tunnel vision when it came
marketing as an affiliate. I learned how to get free hits to my site, got
number 1 to 8 listing in MSN, Yahoo, Googl for my key words. in fact
have from 2 to 6 listing in each of the top 10 listing for all three of
the above search engines. My hits for December were over 2 million, yet
because I was selling for MLM’s without cloning my URL,just made enough
to cover my expenses.

No person told me everyone could tell I was a newbie and a dummie when
they saw my affiliate URL, not cloned. They would cut off the ID number
at the end if they were interested in the product I was selling, get the
commission that should have been mine, plus what hurt more was I lost an affiliate.

The cost of setting up a web site is minimum. Should you go this route I
highly recommend Robyn at:

No, I have no personal interest in myfriendlyhost, nor do I get any commission
from Robyn for listing her site. Without Robyn’s help I would have quit the Internet.
She is one of the few persons on the Internet who helped me, without
asking for money first.

LIGHTSIDE

Now lets see if we can get you to grin again by checking out some of
these great quotes;

“if we let loggers go in and cut down the trees we wouldn’t have a
problem with forest fires”- George Bush

I only hope our Premier Gordon Campbell does not see this. He is just
liable to take Mr. Bush’s advice. With all the forest fires we have here
in BC, Greenpeace would really see some clearcuts.

“that lowdown scoundrel deserves to be kicked to death by a jackass,
and I’m just the one to do it” -A congressional candidate in Texas.

By any chance was Mr Bush ever a candidate in Texas??

My best pick;
“if someone has a bad heart, they plug this jack in at night as
they go to bed and it will monitor their heart throughout the
night. And next morning when they wake up dead, there’ll be a
record”- Mark S. Fowler, FCC Chairman.

Just goes to prove we all are humans, make mistakes and when it’s
the other person’s slip-up, enjoy it.

None of the free listings below are mine, nor am I a affiliate of any
of the listings. They are listed for your benefit only.

You should also consider selling via ebay. They first started in 1995,
and I am sure few people would have believed they would have over 157
million members worldwide today.

Thousands of persons are making a good living today selling on eBay.
They give you a lot of support with free information, tools and
resources. Really a great way to start on the Internet part-time, as
you have control on the hours you want to spend to make it work.

If you’re interested, below you can click on their URL for free
Information.
A Look at Third Party eBay Tools

A free list of some of the top providers of ebay’s, including
name buyer’s, seller’s addresses, plus information on each.
[http://developer.ebay.com/certifiedprovider/catalog.aspx]

Brings you the most popular and highest rating auctions, free.

If your really interested in Internet Marketing, sign up to a couple
free Internet Marketing Newsletter, and Forums. Learn and earn.

Best wishes, and I hope this article is helpful.

Car Rental Coupons

Rental cars have become quite popular during the current economic slowdown. People who plan to buy a used car or even a brand new car is getting attracted to different car rental agencies because of the tough competition, cheap prices and unbelievable options car rental companies offer. Several car rental agencies offer car rentals coupons throughout the year for various reasons. Some of the agencies want to promote their business during off season while some other agencies offer car rentals coupons so that their service will be cheaper than that of their competitor who offers similar services.

Once you finalize a rental company suiting well to your needs, you can check on their official website for ongoing discounts and rental coupons. These coupons come with different offers. Some of the coupons offer a discount on rate from 10-50% while some others add 1-5 extra days to your booking period without extra cost. It is up to you to choose the right type of discount. If you plan to rent for long term, a discount on the rental price will be the right choice for you. If you plan a trip for 7 days and find a coupon offering ‘book for 5 days and get 3 extra days free’ will be the right choice for you.

There are several websites that compare different car rental services and their rates. These websites also highlight the ongoing discounts and coupons available. Such comparison websites are a good choice to know what is going on in the neighborhood but always watch out for scam. Try to rent your car from a reputed car rental agency but also check for any hidden costs. Then check for car rental coupons offered by such reputed agencies.

Some coupons also provide free insurance coverage for a selected number of days and some additional accessories like GPS or child seat for free of cost. Such promotional offers may or may not be useful for you. For example, if you are planning to travel somewhere you are not very familiar, a coupon offering free GPS navigation system can be a great choice for you because you hardly will ‘get lost’ somewhere. Similarly a free child seat is good for you only if you are travelling with a child. Car rental companies design their coupons targeting different customers and their various tastes.

If you are planning to rent a car for your vacation trip or for your everyday requirements, check with different agencies for their specialized coupons. Don’t assume that you will not get a discount coupon because its holiday season. There are several service providers and several offers throughout the year and you will not find the best for yourself without constantly checking for them. Websites such as carrentalmomma.com and rentalcarscode.com have coupons throughout the year with a wide array of offers. Even Google is a great place to find information on best deals available.