Thursday, June 30, 2016

3 Simple KEYS to Creating an Explosive "Online Business"

Much study is being done by millions on how to create a successful online business, on how to start an internet business, on how to have a home internet business, on how to create passive income online, on how to have an online home business, on how to have an online business, and so on.

However, there are so many pieces required to create an explosive online business. Unfortunately, these pieces of information are all not found in one place. So, to a person who wants to set up an internet business, this information is overwhelming, and even understanding where and how to start off is confusing.

Often people are frozen into inaction since they are faced with “analysis paralysis.” They don’t know how to make sense of all this vast pieces of information. They get paralyzed with not knowing how to analyse the overwhelming pieces of information so that they can get started on their business.

What we need is a SIMPLE way to understand all this. So that we don’t get paralyzed. So that we can start taking small steps to go forward. So that we can understand the BIG picture of the online business. And at the same time we can get started by taking the SMALL steps required to get into explosive growth mode.

To help in this, I have “distilled” all the seemingly complex pieces of information into a simple 3-key online business success model, with all pieces in a single location.

The 3 keys of the 3-Key Online Business Success Model are:

Key-1: Knowledge

An understanding of how online business works, and how and where the money is actually made. What are the pieces? How do they fit together?

Key-2: Skills

The skills required to set up this internet business. These include technical skills and marketing skills. Some of the work requiring these skills can be outsourced.

Key-3: Attitude

This key is often forgotten. Without a proper attitude, without a proper mindset, having and using the knowledge and skills will not give the expected results. One needs a “millionaire” mindset to have explosive success.

You need to have each of these 3 keys to unlock your success in your internet business. Let us look at each of these keys in a little more detail.

Key-1: KNOWLEDGE of How an Online Business Makes Money

We need to understand where and how the money is made in an internet business. A simple view of the online business model is as follows:

a) Niche

Find a niche area that has a balance of high volume of interest and high paying capacity. Then create a webpage that focuses on this niche.

b) Traffic

Get targeted visitors (traffic) to this webpage. This is done using methods such as article marketing, search engine optimization, social marketing, video marketing, joint ventures, blogging, and so on.

c) List

When traffic comes to your website, capture their email id in exchange for something of value to them, such as a free valuable report or a free valuable newsletter. A collection of such email addresses is referred to as the LIST. And as anybody in the online business knows, the money is in the list.

d) Products

You then introduce your list to products that will be of use to them (i.e., products in the niche area). The products can be of two types:

i) Affiliate Products:

These are products belonging to others that will be useful to your list, and will provide your affiliate commission for every product bought through you.

ii) Own Products:

These are your own products that will be useful to your list. Note that it is not necessary for you to have your own products to start an online business. You can start with affiliate products, and if you feel so inclined, may create your own products later.

e) $ale

A percentage of your list would purchase the products you introduce to them. And this sale is where you make the money, through affiliate commissions for the affiliate products, or the entire sale amount for your products, bought by your list.

Key-2: SKILLS Required to Setup and Run an Online Business

Now that we understand the pieces that fit together to make money through an internet business, let us see what sort of skills are required to set up and run this business. Note that some of these can be outsourced once we understand what the skills are. The skills can be categorized as technical skills and marketing skills.

a) Technical Skills

* Purchasing a domain name
* Hosting the domain
* Creating a webpage
* Uploading the webpage
* Configuring a list capturing mechanism
* Setting up automated mails
* and so on…

b) Marketing Skills

* Writing good copy (good headlines, good emails, good web page content, …)
* Article marketing
* Social marketing
* Video marketing
* Joint ventures
* Blogging
* and so on …

Key-3: ATTITUDE Required for an Explosive Online Business

“You get what you expect” is a quotation that I have found to be exceptionally true. In a way, our success is in our mind. It all starts in the mind. We need to expect success in our lives. It requires a mindset.

Henry Ford said, “If you think you can do a thing, or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” We need a millionaire mindset, that helps us to think that we can, believe we can, and a mindset that gets us to set goals, take action on the goals, follow through, never give up, and resiliently rise from our failures and at the same time learn the required lessons, till we make it.

And remember, you need to have each of these 3 keys to unlock your success in your internet business.

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3 Shocking Reasons Women Want Bigger Boobs

Some women wonder how it feels to be big-breasted like Hollywood Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson or American Pie’s former star, Tara Reid. A lot of women yearn to have bigger breasts for a variety of reasons. The growing trend of Hollywood celebrities signing on for breast augmentation is a testament to women’s longing to have bigger breasts.

We come up to three main reasons why ladies want to go under the knife and have their breasts enhanced: to counteract their discontentment on their physical attributes, to increment their ego and faith in oneself, and to be a man’s object of desire.

Majority of women tend to be not thankful enough for their breast size. Seeing Posh Spice on the front page of Vogue with huge breasts make them feel inferior with their cup A breast size. Flat chest would not appear seductive as a bigger breast would when if one intends to wear a plunging neck line. Wearing a bikini or even a tankini is something that they would never dare. In short, women would love to have fuller breasts so they can appear lovely on any dress and they could get all the praise.

Vanity magazines and big screen hit movies appear to affect how why women want to have bigger breasts as models and actresses get all the compliments of being sexy, ravishing and tempting. A flat chested woman then becomes the center of ridicule and mockery that she can be mistaken as a man for her appearance. This then leaves them with feelings of low self-esteem and they would even degrade their self-worth. To escape from these insecurities, women appeal to go under the knife just so they could increase their confidence.

Several men adore women who possess bigger breast compared to those who are flat chested. They tend to find it as a great asset that is worthy of wonderful appraisal. Big-breasted women become a man’s object of desire. They appear to bring about beauty, glamour, and pulchritude. Although not all men fall for bigger breasts as real beauty is skin deep, women still opt for bigger and fuller breast size that would make them appear as sexy like a movie celeb or pin-up models whose bosoms appear to be the center of attention.

If you believe that breast augmentation could truly enhance your aesthetic beauty, you need to consider a few questions before going under the knife. Are you aware of the associated risks and complications of breast surgery? Do you know that natural methods may be done to increase you breast size naturally? Search, look, and do not rest on one option alone for you might find answers that won’t be as life-threatening and costly like breast augmentation.

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3 Sequels to Watch During the Summer

Want to know what upcoming movies are to be released in June, during the school holidays break and what shows you can bring your family and friends to? It seems to be the popular time for some very successful, and profitable, sequels released during the summer. Here are some must-watch movies:

Men in Black III
It’s been a while since we witnessed the return of Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) to the big screens. The last in the Men in Black movie series, Men in Black II, was released almost a decade ago in 2002. Perhaps it was the perplexing plot that took some time for the producers to perfect where Agents J travels back in time to save the good of humanity and his partner’s life, and in the midst of doing so, unravels secrets he isn’t supposed to see. How will this sequel turn out in the face of two already successful prequels?
Men in Black 3 opens in cinemas on 24 May 2012.

Madagascar III
Looking for a movie suitable and appropriate for the family? Madagascar returns with a third sequel to the highly popular animated series which have generated much hype even before the earlier movies have hit the screens. There is even a theme park in Singapore modeled after the show.

Now, the question is, where will the furry characters of Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo and Melman the Giraffe be this time after they got lost in Madagascar and Africa in the previous two sequels? How will they disguise themselves in the urban cities of Europe and make their way back to home?
Madagascar 3 opens in cinemas on 7 June 2012.

Ice Age 4
Remember the first scene in Ice Age where the squirrel opens the movie with its chasing of a silly acorn that always seem to fall out of its hands even as he tries his best to hold on to it? Well, Ice Age 4 is modeled after that scene which many thought to be insignificant. Anyway, who would have thought Mr. Squirrel would spark a sequel just as he released tons of water unknowingly as he climbed up the ice to collect his acorn atop a ice mountain in the first movie?

With Diego, Manny and the comic character of Sid reuniting once more, what did Mr. Squirrel do to cause unexpectedly mind-blowing circumstances and reunite an unlikely trio in a thrilling adventure?
Ice Age 4 opens in cinemas on 12 July 2012.

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3 Secrets to Getting that Perfect Haircut

Think of your hair appointment like an important business meeting. In a business meeting, you prepare your research and notes to discuss in the meeting. This should be no different when preparing for your hair appointment with your hair stylist. Prepping beforehand allows your hair stylist to spend more time crafting your perfect haircut.

That perfect haircut is easier to attain than you think. First, find the right stylist for you. Once you have a hair stylist that you like and can work with, follow these three tips to help you achieve that haircut you love.

Look for photos of haircuts you like

Just like the old cliche, pictures are worth a thousand words. It can be difficult to explain to your stylist how you’d want your hair to look like. It can be difficult for your hair stylist to understand what look you are trying to explain! Look for photos in hairstyle and celebrity gossip magazines, scour the web with online searches for hairstyles and print them out. Take pictures of someone you know with a hairstyle or cut you like. But be realistic though. Look for styles similar to your hair type and possible length. Give yourself the time to do hair photo search two weeks prior to your hair appointment.

Hair dos and hair donts

Communication is key – even with your hair stylist. When you’re sitting in that salon chair, with your hair stylist standing behind you, both of you looking at your hair in the mirror together, show your hair photos and discuss in great detail of what you’d like to have done. For instance, I show my stylist the same pictures every time I get my haircut: the “this is what I what my hair to look like” now and the “this is what I want it to look like when my hair grows out” pictures. She knows exactly the length and type of layers to tackle with my new cut. A picture will give your hair stylist the greatest clarification of the look you’re going for.

Keep an open mind

Let’s say you’ve showed your stylist your dream haircut photos, discussed the particulars on length and such, but your hair stylist doesn’t agree. Listen to your hair stylist! He or she has professional insight as to why a cut may be good or not good for you. The last thing your stylist wants to do is send you to a land of haircut remorse, and watch you undergo a breakdown because you really didn’t want your hair cut in a style that short. Just like in a marriage or relationship, a compromise between you and your hair stylist should ensue.

After doing your haircut homework, you will keep your stylist well informed to do their job well, and with the end result of a beautiful cut and style. Doing a little haircut legwork for your perfect haircut will make for a happy relationship with you and your hair stylist.

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3 Romantic Hotels in Seattle, Washington

Looking for romance? Here are 3 wonderful hotels in Seattle, Washington that will provide ambiance, great food, beautiful views, magnificent rooms and romance. My husband and I were invited to Seattle, Washington on a FAM Trip recently and while visiting we had the pleasure of staying at the Monaco Hotel. The Monaco is part of the Kimpton trio of romantic getaway and business hotels in Seattle. After our experience I would recommend any one of the three hotels for a romantic, fun filled, inexpensive romantic getaway.

Alexis Hotel – 1007 First Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98104 (206-624-4844). www.alexishotel.com

Originally built as an office building in 1901 the Alexis was renovated into a hotel in 1980. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants took over the Alexis in 1982 and in 1996 the adjacent Arlington Building was purchased and this multi-million dollar renovation created the beautiful Alexis Hotel we see today.

With 121 guest rooms the Alexis is a wonderful place for that romantic visit to the Seattle area. With even specialty suites that include romantic wood-burning fireplaces, jetted tubs, media rooms and living areas the Alexis shows us that their rooms were all designed with comfort in mind. Calm colors of blue and beige walls accompanied by red and royal blue décor these rooms make romantic couples comfortable and gives them the feeling of peace while visiting the Alexis.

Room prices begin in the $179.00 with prices changing with seasons. Other amenities for guests are the complimentary evening wine receptions, 4 functional rooms available for business events and social events, complimentary wireless high-speed Internet in guest rooms.

Also at the Alexis guests find the Library Bistro and The Bookstore Bar and Café. Spend an evening enjoying contemporary American food and signature cocktails, in the Library Bistro 1940/1950s décor. Enjoy the menu items created by Executive Chef Tiffany Layco. The Bookstore Bar & Café is located just off the hotel lobby and has a warm romantic ambience. Books line the walls and create a reading room atmosphere. Diners can enjoy feasting on the meals prepared for them while perusing the cookbooks that are also available for purchase at the Bookstore Bar & Café. Here at The Bookstore Bar & Café the convivial bar boasts the largest single-malt scotch selection in all of Seattle.

Monaco Hotel – 1101 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101 (206-621-1770) http://ift.tt/TDXP6v

First built-in 1972 as a switching center for Pacific Northwest Bell the Hotel Monaco opened it’s doors as a luxury hotel in 1997. With 189 guest rooms, 45 that are suites, the Monaco Hotel is one of Seattle’s most romantic hotels in the downtown area. Room rates begin at $169.00.

The Monaco Hotel amenities include, complimentary wireless Internet, complimentary hosted wine reception in the lobby, complimentary chair massages every Thursday evening, in room spa service, valet parking a 24-hour business center and 24-hour room service for those who wish to stay in their romantic luxury suite.

Drinks and Southern style American cuisine with fine wines from around the world can make for a romantic evening at Sazerec. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The Monaco is also a pet friendly hotel and each room has a pet goldfish for the Monaco Guppy Love Program. Complimentary dog bowl, dog biscuits at arrival and the use of leash, litter box, pet crate or pet bed while staying at the Monaco. Pet room service menu for both dogs and cats and the Monaco even offers pet sitting for those who wish to go out for the evening.

Hotel Vintage Park – 1100 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101 (206-624-8000) http://ift.tt/1e9ZZwR

Seattle’s Hotel Vintage Park built-in 1922 was renovated in 1992 to the hotel we see today. 124 guest rooms with a grand Chateau suite, and 55 King Premier rooms, all Hotel Vintage Park rooms are decorated in intimate romantic color schemes. Rich gold, warm mahogany and burgundy, layered draperies surround the romantic beds and custom furniture is added throughout the room. Romance and business all in the Hotel Vintage Park with business center provided for those who are not on a romantic trip. Room rates begin at $159.00.

Hotel Vintage Park is also home of the famous Tulio Ristorante, which serves contemporary Italian foods created by Executive Chef Walter Pisano. My husband and I were able to eat at Tulio Ristorante while on a Fam Trip to Seattle this month and the food prepared by Chef Pisano was some of the most flavorful, exquisite Italian food we have had the pleasure to eat. Pairing the wine with each dish made the dinner a one of a kind meal.

Amenities include, complimentary evening wine hour, complimentary coffee service, in room spa service, 24-hour room service, meeting facilities, pet friendly amenities, valet parking and complimentary bike rentals.

Sources:

(FAM) Trip through Duo PR Firm
www.Alexishotel.com
http://ift.tt/1e9ZZwR
http://ift.tt/TDXP6v

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3 Risk Factors Leading to Knee Osteoarthritis and Knee Replacement Surgery

The knee joint is the most used and abused joint of our bodies, it is also the joint that screams in painful osteoarthritis rebellion first and needs replacement surgery first. There are 3 main risk factors for developing knee osteoarthritis that lead to knee replacement surgery. Two of the risk factors we can lessen, the last risk factor has to do with heredity, which is out of our control, but two out of three still puts the odds in our favor for preventing, or at least lessening the risks, of developing knee osteoarthritis.

The number 1 risk factor for developing knee osteoarthritis that will eventually require knee replacement surgery is being overweight. The simple, every day activity of standing up and walking shifts 3 times a person’s weight onto the knee joint with each step. An extra 10 pounds of body weight translates into a feeling of an extra 60 pounds to our knees. Women who are overweight, even by a slight 10 pounds, have a much higher risk factor than overweight men to develop knee osteoarthritis. This sounds as though knee osteoarthritis is prejudiced, but the affliction does not discriminate, men just have a different number 1 risk factor.

The main risk factor for knee osteoarthritis in men is a sports related injury. The sports related injury to the knee could have happened way back during high school football days and long since forgotten by the time a man’s knee joint begins to hurt. But again, osteoarthritis is not a discriminatory affliction, it will strike a man who has never played sports in his life. A work related activity or exercise that requires repeated knee bending or lifting is a risk factor for both men and women which can lead to knee osteoarthritis.

We have some control over these first two risk factors. If we are over weight, losing a few pounds lessens our risk of developing knee osteoarthritis and will prevent, or at least stall, the need of knee replacement surgery.

The last risk factor is mainly out of our control, however, and that risk factor is heredity and longevity. If there is a family history of osteoarthritis, the likelihood of us developing it increases. Each succeeding generation is living longer, which further increases the risk factor for probable knee replacement surgery. The good news about the heredity risk factor is that if you are aware of your family’s predisposition for osteoarthritis, you can take proactive measures against it. Losing weight if needed, stopping high impact sports and exercises and starting an exercise program designed to strengthen the leg muscles surrounding the knees.

Knee osteoarthritis is not age discriminatory either, it’s not an old person’s affliction. If you fall into the high risk category and develop knee osteoarthritis while you’re in your 40’s, you’re in for several years of knee joint pain and band aid type treatments until you reach age 60 and can have knee replacement surgery performed. Why? Because most surgeons are hesitant to perform knee replacement surgery on someone younger than 60 because the knee replacement prosthesis won’t last as long as your life expectancy.

Take the 3 risk factors of knee osteoarthritis into consideration and do what you can now to prevent this painful affliction that will eventually require knee replacement surgery.

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3 Simple Ways to Become a Faster Swimmer in Triathlon

Question: Any tips for improving swimming speed? I can do the distance (Olympic-approximately 1.5K) no problem, but shaving minutes is an issue.

Answer: You are not alone. This issue is a critical factor in distinguishing whether you will be a competitive, elite amateur or just an average Joe triathlete.

I didn’t see improvement in my swim speed until my fourth season as a competitive triathlete. The top three changes in my swim training that helped me get faster are: frequency, intensity, and technique.

A couple of summers ago, I found myself in the same predicament. I was consistently disappointed in my swim performance, particularly in comparison to the bike and run legs. I didn’t want to face the reality that I wasn’t devoting enough time and attention to my swim training. I thought that it wasn’t as much of a priority as the other two portions of the race, partly because it’s the shortest leg. Besides, I’ve always been a strong swimmer. Yet when I repeatedly compared my times with my competitors, I realized that my swim time was the sole reason I wasn’t consistently placing in the top 3 of my age group. It became glaringly obvious that something needed to change in my swim regimen.

Frequency: The first thing I tackled was getting to the pool more often. As an athlete and former dancer, I knew that in order to make significant improvements in my performance, I needed to be swimming daily (or as close to daily as possible). Even without speed training, you can effectively decrease your swim race times, just by increasing the volume. Most collegiate and Olympic level swimmers swim twice a day, every day. Although your goals may not be anywhere close to that high level of skill, use their example as a gauge when determining your training objectives. I recommend swimming at least four times per week, for a minimum of sixty minutes per session.

Intensity: Assuming you have a solid base, focus on working harder in the pool. If you want to swim fast, train fast. For me, swimming is a very soothing, meditative activity. As such, I found that it was very difficult for me to force myself to do speed work on my own. I needed someone to push me. I found a local Masters (http://www.usms.org/) swimming program, and within a few weeks, I was swimming significantly faster. Although I’ve been lucky enough to have an excellent coach, even in his absence, simply swimming with a group adds an increased level of intensity. Being divided into lanes according to skill level brings out my competitive drive. It also makes the time fly by, and takes the guess work out of planning your workout.

Technique: Within the first week of training with a local Masters group, I was told that my technique on my left arm was a little funky, particularly as I started to fatigue. I would have never known this had I not had someone analyzing my pull from the deck. Every Masters program is different, and I’ve heard a lot of disappointing stories from folks from other cities. Don’t be discouraged if you aren’t getting feedback on your technique. I learned that you can pretty easily self-analyze your movement patterns. Bi-lateral swimming is an effective way to do this. I’ve incorporated this into every workout, whereas I used to dread it, because it felt uncomfortable. Now, lateral swimming feels unnatural. With bi-lateral swimming, you can’t fool yourself into thinking that your motions are even on both sides. I quickly discovered that I was definitely doing something different on my left side. Not only did it feel awkward, but I would get water in my ear on that side, and my body would also torque way over to the right side as I recovered with my left hand (none of which occurred on my right side). Listen to your body, focus, and tune in to see if your technique is deficient on one side or the other. Another little trick I use is to swim right up the middle of the lane, and use the center stripe as a guide to see if your hands are striking and recovering at the same point. You should be able to quickly see any imbalances, and adjust accordingly. This is a work in progress, and something that requires constant attention. If you have been swimming for years as I have, it will take time before the proper technique becomes engrained. Old habits die hard, but keep at it and on race day you will be shocked at how much you’ve improved.

Sources:
The Triathlete’s Training Bible, Friel.
Championship Triathlon Training, Dallam & Jonas.

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3 Simple Meditations for Home or Work

When you think of meditation, do you picture sitting in an awkward pose for hours, or chanting nonsense words? Don’t let stereotypes keep you from trying meditation. For stress relief and overall health, meditation does not require a devotional practice to be beneficial. The amount of time spent in meditation is entirely up to the individual.

These three meditation techniques are simple and require no special circumstances, other than the commitment to finding a moment of quiet and solitude during the day.

Breathing Meditation

The most basic practice of meditation is awareness of breathing. It is a great place to begin if you have never before practiced meditation.

Sit at your desk, at the kitchen table, in any comfortable chair, or even in your parked car at the beginning or end of the day.

Close your eyes and focus on your breath. Let everything go except breathing. Follow your breath in and out. Be your breath. It may help to count each breath, or visualize a golden light flowing in and out as you breathe, but after your mind is calm, try to let go of the vision or the number and just be the breath.

If a thought appears in your consciousness, acknowledge it, then let it go and return to your breath.

When you are ready, open your eyes and return to your day, peaceful and focused. At various moments of the day, as you go about your work, notice your breathing. Be aware that it is always with you, a calm center in a hectic world.

Tea Meditation

On your next coffee break, or at some quiet moment of the day, try a tea meditation. Create a ceremony of choosing the tea, boiling the water, and pouring it into the cup.

The idea here is to slow down and place awareness on each and every movement, every detail. The warmth of the water. The aroma of the tea. The steam floating up from the cup. The smooth porcelain under your fingertips. The heat of the liquid on your tongue as it travels down your throat into your body. If your thoughts wander, return gently to the present moment.

Return to work refreshed and calm. If you normally spend your breaks at work swigging coffee, smoking a cigarette, or munching snacks from the vending machine, you may notice a dramatic difference in the way you feel after a fifteen minute tea meditation.

Walking Meditation

You do not need a lot of room for a walking meditation. A small corridor will do. Or a backyard or garden. Anywhere you can concentrate for a few moments. Getting somewhere is not the point of a walking meditation. The point is to be aware while in motion.

Begin walking normally for a few steps, then gradually slow down. Feel every movement, every muscle. Notice the ground supporting you, the air cradling you. Keep your eyes open. Smile and breathe deeply.

As with the breathing meditation, acknowledge any thought that passes into your consciousness, then let it go and return focus to the present movement.

Practice these techniques as often as you wish. Remember, meditation is to be experienced and enjoyed in the way it manifests uniquely to you. Do not worry too much about whether you are “doing it right.” Simply try these techniques and see where they take you.

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3 Steps to Build Your Landing Pages

The landing page or squeeze page as it is often referred is a highly important tool in building that crucial opt-in email list. Statistics show that the vast majority of browsers stay on any given website for less than 30 seconds. What that means for you is that you’ve got literally seconds to impress, and to attract the attention of the browser. Building your landing page is crucial to your success rates, particularly from SEO and PPC marketing strategies.

What you’re trying to achieve is a screen-sized page (i.e. no scrolling is necessary) which contains all the information necessary to encourage someone to sign up for your opt-in list. In order to get this in place, you need a domain name and hosting for your site. After both a domain name and hosting are in place, you’re ready to start building your landing page.

First, your copy should be short on the landing page. Many professionals opt to use the long sales letter sell even for free sign ups. If someone visits your website that is prepared to sit and read the length of a 6,000 word sales letter just to subscribe, they’re a guaranteed sign-up anyway. Most others will be put off by the length of the text, and they will lose interest before having the option to sign up. The best and most efficient strategy for encouraging sign ups is sharp, punchy text that lets the opt-in know what he’s getting. It’s free, so you don’t have to overcome too many barriers. Just make sure you get their attention and get their sign up before the 30second average browsing time expires.

Second, your content should be focused almost exclusively on what you’re offering for the sign up. Is it a marketing course, a free ebook, or report? Let the browsers know who you are and what you’re offering. If you provide two opt-in forms on your squeeze page you’ll increase your chances significantly. One form should always go in the top fold of the page (left or right) and another at the very bottom of the page as the last element of the page.

Third, your page should contain some graphic element related to your niche, or a visual representation of your product. This helps to break up the text, and provide a more tangible image to associate with the free product you’re trying to sell. Headlines are also advisable. In the traditional sales letter style, big, bold, colorful headlines attract attention where attention is at a premium, and you need to hook the browser within the critical 2 second, first impression period. Make them sit up and take note, and let them know it’s free. This is a proven way of getting more sign ups for your money, and anything that helps expand your list is good value.

You will also need to get your auto-responder, which is an essential tool in the affiliate marketer’s toolbox. This will deal with your list signups automatically, and most major responder clients allow you to track statistics and see sign up rates. And that should be your landing page complete including headlines, graphics, quick sharp copy and auto-responder. If you’ve got the right combination of all these factors on your page, and you manage to bring in traffic of any volume, you should notice your sign ups coming in as your list grows and expands in line with your earning potential.

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3 Step Skincare System by Clinique

If you have never heard of the unique 3-step skincare system by Clinique, then your skin is missing out! I have been using it for just over 2 months now and I have seen a real difference in the look and feel of my skin.

I must admit, I am a beauty-product junkie! I will buy pretty much anything that looks good and I must be a department stores dream! When I turned 25 last year, my skin suddenly became prone to oiliness and breakouts. Before this, I had never suffered from bad skin in any way and it behaved itself all the time. Suddenly, I had bad skin and I didn’t know what to do to change it. I tried medicated soaps, scrubs and face washes, all to no avail. I would put my make-up on in the morning, with powder, and by lunchtime my face would be so shiny I would have to blot it. I became really self-concious and didn’t go out as much. Enough was enough.

I went to my nearest department store and headed to the Clinique counter as they had one of their Bonus Time offers running and I’m a sucker for a freebie! After my consultation with a really friendly therapist, she recommended the 3-step products and told me that it would take a little while, but I would soon notice a difference. As the name implies, there are 3 products that need to be used in turn in order to achieve good results. These are soap (available in liquid or solid bar), Clarifying Lotion (available in 4 strengths, 1-4) and one moisturiser (Dramatically Different, available in normal or gel-cream formulas).

Before using the soap (I use the “Mild” one in liquid form) skin must be free of make-up. It will not remove make-up! Simply wet your face and dispense a small amount of soap into hands and work it into a lather. Then massage over your face and rinse off. Despite being a soap, it does not leave skin tight or dry and you will always be advised on which strength is the one for you.

The next step is the Clarifying Lotion (I use “2”). I originally started using number 4 as my skin was quite oily, but I have now “downgraded” to number 2. As with all skincare products, it is always best to use ones that are suitable for your skins needs according to how it behaves, i.e. use a richer moisturiser in winter and a lighter one in summer. To use the Clarifying Lotion, simply apply a small amount to a cotton wool pad/ball and sweep over your face, avoiding the eye area. You will feel a mild stinging sensation, but this is normal. The Clarifying Lotion has been designed to clear away any dead skin cells and it really prepares your skin for moisturiser.

After a couple of minutes, apply the Dramatically Different moisturiser (it is one of the best-selling ones in the world and is instantly recognisable due to its yellow color). Just massage it into your face and neck to hydrate your skin and complete the 3-step system.

Due to the sizes of the products, they last for ages and you do not need much of each. Just follow the 3-step system twice a day (removing your make-up before you do!) and you will be on your way to great skin.

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3 Simple Ways To...Plan A Great Bachelor Party

Often lost among the excitement of wedding planning is the time-honored tradition of a bachelor party. Although most people may think of a bachelor party as nothing more than drunken debauchery, it is actually much more than that. A good bachelor party will be spoken of at the wedding; a great bachelor party will be talked about at the five-year anniversary party.

The stag party should be planned by only one group of people: the groomsmen. The best man is the head of this group. It is his responsibility to throw the best party possible. If he is not able to attend for any reason, such as the fact that he lives out of state, the remaining groomsmen must work together to get this done. Chances are the groomsmen have never planned a stag party before. Here are three easy ways to make it great.

When In Doubt, Ask The Groom What He Wants.
Inevitably there will be disagreements during the planning. Some could be simple, like what kind of beer to get in the keg. Others might be more complicated, such as whether or not to have adult entertainment. If a consensus cannot be reached, go directly to the groom. Make sure not to give away too many details so it will still be a surprise, but don’t be afraid to ask the man of honor what his preferences are. An unhappy groom will wreck a stag quicker than an unattractive stripper.

Have Awesome Raffle Prizes. Lots Of Them.
Good bachelor parties have a few raffle prizes while great ones have enough incredible prizes guests will want to buy more tickets. Don’t make the tickets too expensive. A good benchmark is an arm’s length of tickets for $5. Also, see if any guests are willing to donate prizes in exchange for a reduced price entry ticket. Need some stunning prize ideas? A few bottles of good liquor, a twelve pack or two, some scratch off lottery tickets, maybe a few adult DVDs or magazines, a $50 gas card, and a pair of tickets to the local baseball team will encourage people to purchase lots of tickets. Do a 50/50 raffle where the winner splits the pot with the groom. It’s important to avoid spending too much money on the prizes to keep costs down. To make things fun, cheap beer mugs can be found at a dollar store and used to collect the tickets for each prize.

Save The Adult Entertainment For Later In The Evening.

Strippers may be a staple of stag parties but there’s nothing saying they have to be there all night. If dancers have been hired, consider having them arrive four or five hours into the party. There’s a chance that some men may not want to be at a party where strippers are present for any number of reasons. By promising them the adult entertainment won’t show up until after they’ve left you may be able to convince them to buy a ticket. This is especially important if some of these guys are close to the groom, such as his father. Tell them exactly what time the strippers will be there so they know when to leave by.

Planning a stag party need not be complicated. There’s probably a good number of groomsmen who can share the planning responsibilities. This is supposed to be a fun event and it gives those involved in the wedding a good way to blow off some steam. Remember, the ultimate goal of a bachelor party is to give the groom some money to help pay for the wedding. Keep costs low enough and that should be no problem.

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3 Simple Rules for Holidays, Food and Your Pets

With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to starting thinking about all the food temptations that will soon surround us. And as you’re contemplating your limits, don’t neglect to set them for your beloved pet, as well. Our tendency to over-indulge during the holidays often spills over into our pet’s territory. Unfortunately, the results can be just as disastrous. Here are three simple rules to help you set boundaries that will keep holiday merriment in check for you and your pets.

• Don’t Over Feed

First and foremost, don’t overfeed your pets. With so much food available, it’s easy to throw one too many treats their way. However, we need to consider the consequences. Whether you’re feeding your pet from a snack tray, leftovers or from the generous gifts given to them from friends and loved ones, overfeeding is still overfeeding. It’s just as dangerous during the holidays as it is during the rest of the year.

An overfed pet can quickly become an overweight pet – which can cause so many health problems. From diabetes to breathing issues, our pets suffer when they become obese – just as we do. So remember, a proper feeding regimen should also apply during the holidays. For reference, the ASPCA has two terrific articles that can help you determine a healthy feeding schedule for cats and dogs.

• Remember the Dangerous Foods

Just as with overfeeding, dangerous foods remain dangerous during the holidays, too. Chocolate it just as bad for your pet at a holiday party as it is the other 364 days of the year. It doesn’t become a special treat during certain calendar months, so avoid temptation and don’t dole it out.

Also be careful of where you place snack trays and candy dishes as well as wrapped and unwrapped presents. Remember, most animals have an acute sense of smell and can be attracted to the numerous holiday items we bring into our homes. Take care to keep dangerous foods (in any form) out of your pet’s reach to keep them safe.

• Monitor Guest Offerings

If you’re going entertain or travel with your pet during the holidays, it’s important to keep a watchful eye out for food and treats being offered to your furry babies. Well-meaning visitors may slip too much or dangerous food items into your pet’s bowl and cause problems without knowing it. Be especially careful when alcohol is involved – it impairs judgment in many ways and you don’t want your pet suffering ill consequences because of it. The Humane Society has a quick-read article about Foods That Can be Poisonous to Pets that’s a good reminder for the holidays.

In short, the same rules that apply throughout the year for feeding and safety still apply during the holidays. A thoughtful owners, we can celebrate and enjoy the season together when we remember that our beloved pets depend on us to make good choices for them every day of the year.

Enjoy more pet articles from Terry Mulligan:
Are Table Scraps Really Bad for Your Dog?
Is it Really Necessary to Brush a Dog’s Teeth?
Great Tips for Socializing Your Dog

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