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      Monday, June 30, 2008

      How do you get ‘Victory Hair’?

        With the online game that is part of the Extreme Style by VO5’s Ultimate Flirting Championship still going on, you still have got a chance to test out your flirting skills and see whether you are capable of achieving Victory Hair or not!

        Well, I’m sure you are. I mean, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be, is there, as long as you let yourself loose and play the game in a carefree manner. And, in case you’re wondering what ‘Victory Hair’ essentially is, it’s when one thing leads to another with a good looking guy and good looking girl, and their hair gets all messed up! An interesting term, isn’t it?

        Now, when you’re online, you can only use your verbal flirting skills to try to achieve ‘Victory Hair’. However, in real life, what steps would you take to do so? As for me, I would probably take out my date to dinner first, then a movie, then maybe a picnic under the stars. By the end of the date, my plan oughtta work and ‘Victory Hair’ should be guaranteed!

        If you want to play also, you can access 'The Ultimate Flirting Championship' through the widget below. Do make sure to grab the widget for yourself and put it on your own social page or blog as well. I’m sure you’ll love it just as much as I did!


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          Expecting another check from GlobalTestMarket.com soon

            Almost reached another 1000 market points! For those who are not in the know, every time you reach 1000 points, you are given the option to redeem your “market points” for cash, and 1000 market points is equal to $50, which is not bad for completing a bunch of surveys online. I have already redeemed market points once before and had received my check back then. Now I am currently at 965 market points and will surely cross the 1000 mark again after completing one more survey. Let’s hope that’s soon! Read more...

              Read ‘Zero to Superhero’ to succeed

                When was the last time you really felt in control of how you looked and felt? When was the last time you felt confident you could handle anything? Just imagine the positive effect that kind of confidence and know-how could have on your life! Instead of living a life of frustration trying to overcome whatever the challenge may be, you can have the quiet peace of mind knowing you’ve got the solution.

                But where can you find proven formulas for improving mental and physical performance and unlocking your maximum potential, all in one, cutting-edge guide? Well, you can find them all in ‘Zero to Superhero’.

                Zero to Superhero is a paperback book and e-book for people who are tired of feeling tired and normal. With the Zero to Superhero paperback and e-book, you can become stronger, build a super fast brain, increase your tolerance for pain, learn powerful persuasion techniques, and more!

                The author, Jason Comely, is a fitness enthusiast educated in fitness theory and personal training. Zero to Superhero is his first book. He also maintains a blog wherein lots of tips and tricks to become more healthy and powerful are given.

                Zero to Superhero is now on sale at Barnes and Noble. If you've already purchased the book, you can log in/register and write a review on the product page. Amazon.com and Books Unlimited stock the book as well, and you can write reviews there as well.

                You can also click the Pay Now button on the Zero to Superhero website to purchase the instantly downloadable, 247 page e-book (complete with YouTube videos).

                You’ll be making a small investment and taking a chance on something powerfully different – a book that will empower your mind with options and alternatives.

                So, what are you waiting for? Decide now itself to improve your life. Instead of being normal, looking normal, feeling normal, you can exceed your perceived limitations. You can be stronger than ever. You can breeze through life with more stamina. And you can offer more of yourself to those you love. Get Stronger, Faster, Smarter - Zero to Superhero is only a click away!

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                  Find your special quality

                    Each one of us has some special quality within ourselves that makes us totally different from others. In fact, that’s actually what makes us so likewise as well! So I encourage you to look within yourself and find your special quality. And, once you find it, put that special quality in everything, whether it be your blog or even just your simple everyday conversations. Remember that each person’s blog is a reflection of themselves, so if you are out to build your blog, do so with your quality and your wholehearted energy, and you can be sure that it will be a success. Read more...

                      Looking to eat out in Manchester?

                        It was once said that you could dine out in Manchester every night for thirty days and not taste the same type of food twice. The Manchester restaurant scene has always been at the forefront in the UK, and it continues to thrive with new and exciting eateries opening on a weekly basis.

                        And now there’s a fabulous restaurant guide available at WHLN (whathappenedlastnight.net) which focuses on Manchester restaurants, eating out, etc. You can read about the hundreds of restaurants in and around the city, and find what everyone else is raving about. All the places to eat out in Manchester are discussed, from the famous Indian restaurants of Rusholme, to Manchester's small but jam packed Chinatown, to the independent coffee shops in the Northern Quarter.

                        The site contains thousands of reviews written by local restaurant critics as well as the readers themselves. There are many photographs of the eateries in the city, as well as an easy to use search facility so that you can find a restaurant by cuisine, by location within Manchester, or by name.

                        Information about the Manchester Food and Drink festival is available too, which takes place from the 3rd to the 13th of October, 2008, and in which most of the city's major restaurants take part.

                        Another great feature of the WHLN's Manchester restaurant guide is their new booking system which allows you to reserve a table at a Manchester restaurant in just a few clicks! There's no cost, and they're adding more restaurants to this new service each week. There are even special meal deals available at selected times. So the WHLN's Manchester restaurant guide is a real blessing!

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                          Saturday, June 28, 2008

                          Build traffic with Entrecard

                            EntreCard has become very popular. Almost all bloggers use it for their free advertising campaigns, in order to get more traffic to their blogs. You might have noticed my EntreCard on the right sidebar. It is very simple to use and totally free. When you join EntreCard.Com, you will get credits for going to others' blogs and making a "Drop" on them. You get 1 credit when you drop on someone else's EntreCard, and you get 1 credit if someone drops on your EntreCard as well. Then you can also start advertising on others' blogs with the credits you accumulate. Read more...

                              Want to play Bling Gnome?

                                There’s nothing like playing a good online game when you want to take a break and relax. Well, there’s a new online game out called Dungeon Runners. It is a Free Fantasy MMORPG set in a 3D fantasy world where you can explore an exciting realm of magic, adventure, and giant icky monsters. As a brave hero, you'll explore richly detailed dungeons, battle ferocious monsters and discover incredible weapons, artifacts and loot.I got a chance to play this cool game and found it fun and addictive. It was so neat to see a gnome in a hip hop, gangsta outfit, complete with bling bling and tattoo. As you progress in the game you can obtain a magical Bling Gnome. These magical Bling Gnomes can eat your unwanted items and turn them into gold (by taking a golden squat). Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?

                                So, head on over to BlingGnome.com to learn about it all, download and play the free game, or purchase a subscription for yourself.

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                                  Friday, June 27, 2008

                                  BlogRolled.com - make money with your blogroll!

                                    I recently received an e-mail from ReviewMe.com (which is a site which pays you to blog) introducing me to an interesting new website called BlogRolled.com, which allows you to get links placed on your blogroll and also get paid for it. Actually, it’s just like having a friendly link on your blogroll, but this time you get money for that! This is a great possibility for bloggers to earn money, especially since you will get paid each month. I have just signed up myself, and will let you know how it goes. Read more...

                                      Gotcha with 'the look'!

                                        We all know how important social skills are to get ahead in life, especially in one’s personal life. If you want to test out some of your skills in this area, hop on over to the Extreme Style by VO5's Ultimate Flirting Championship. There you’ll get a chance to test how good your flirting skills are! You can try out new tactics and practice your stuff. Take my word for it - it’s super fun! You can access it through the widget below. Of course, since it’s all online, you won’t be able to use your non-verbal skills, which I feel are in fact much more effective than verbal skills when flirting. For example, giving the other person a “look”, along with a smile, is something I do frequently and which always seems to work in helping me achieve Victory Hair! A smile really has the power to win people over, I believe. It can add positive vibes and spice to just about any situation.

                                        What about you? What do you usually do when you go out somewhere and see someone you like? How do you get their attention?

                                        Do get the widget below for yourself too and put it on your own social page or blog to keep the fun rolling.


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                                          Friday, June 20, 2008

                                          Advertising revenue

                                            Content websites generally earn money via one of four ways: commission/affiliate ads, selling text links, selling your own ads, and pay for click search engine content. Advertising revenue is one of the easiest and most effortless ways to make money from your website. You simply have to put the banner up on your site and then you can just wait for the money to roll in. Of course, you do have to make sure you have visitors coming to your site as well! Read more...

                                              SocialSpark is great for Mommy Bloggers

                                                A lot of Moms who leave their jobs to stay at home and raise their kids often lament that their financial freedom is gone. However, that need not be the case at all. Thanks to the Internet, working from home is easier than ever before. It’s literally just a click away, especially if you have your own blog. This is because you can get paid to blog with SocialSpark!

                                                SocialSpark is great for those stay-at-home moms who want to earn that extra cash to help the family budget. It is, in fact, a great second income. It can help you pay off debts, buy groceries and gas, and pay for your utility and some medical bills. So, you can work from home while raising your children, and still make some good money.

                                                The SocialSpark site is extremely easy to navigate. And, once you join, not only do you get to work on fun Opportunities and make money online, you'll be able to meet other Mommy Bloggers just like yourself. This is because SocialSpark is a unique combination of a paid blogging site as well as a networking site. I've already met a lot of wonderful people just at that site. So, if you blog and would like to make some extra money to help pay for the rising prices of gas, hop on over to Social Spark right now and sign up. Even if you don’t have your own blog at the moment, you can easily start you own and then apply to SocialSpark after meeting their simple eligibility criteria.

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                                                  Thursday, June 19, 2008

                                                  How should you choose an affiliate program?

                                                    Affiliate programs allow you to display ads for other businesses and make money when people click on those ads. I would suggest not to choose a program only according to the payment scheme. Instead, choose it according to the kind of people who would be likely to visit your website. For example, if your target audience is ‘parents’, then you can place links to affiliates with educational software, books, etc. which would generate more revenue for you than having banners that link to things parents would not be interested in. So, in essence, the most important rule of thumb for choosing an affiliate program is to know your target audience. Read more...

                                                      Save on golf holidays in Las Vegas

                                                        Planning a vacation? Well, how does a golf vacation to Las Vegas sound? Golf Vacations are really becoming popular nowadays, not to mention the fact that they are unique and fun. However, planning for them can definitely be a major headache. For example, researching the golf courses, negotiating the best hotel deal, finding out about car rentals or limousines, evaluating gaming and entertainment options, etc…talk about exhausting!

                                                        But what if just one golf professional could handle all the details for you, including recommending golf course choices that are specific to your group’s needs, as well as planning your entire golf vacation, your golf tournament event, or even your corporate excursion?

                                                        Well, LasVegasGolfAdventures.com does just all that. They offer the lowest prices in Las Vegas Golf Packages and also help their customers plan their trip to Vegas. Additional services and customized packages are also available for large groups. Planning the perfect golf vacation in Vegas couldn’t get any simpler than this!

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                                                          Wednesday, June 18, 2008

                                                          Nothing wrong in monetizing your website!

                                                            Websites are one of the best ways to make money online. Moreover, there are many ways to make money with one’s website. However, there are a few people who are uncomfortable with regards to making money from their websites – they feel that commercializing one’s website is immoral, unethical, greedy, etc. If you also have such strong feelings along those lines, then don’t commercialize your website. However, that said, do keep in mind the fact that, if your website provides quality information, it is just like any magazine or newspaper. So, if your website provides genuine value, you fully deserve to earn income from it and you should be driven by a healthy ambition to succeed. Thus, in my personal opinion, you should actually feel good to earn income from your website. Read more...

                                                              Abra Cadabra!

                                                                If you’re a fan of magic and illusions, I’ve got some good news for you. You can see the illusions and performances of CRISS ANGEL, who is now appearing at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas. This new Cirque Du Soleil performance featuring CRISS ANGEL is called 'CRISS ANGEL Believe'.

                                                                Why is it called ‘Believe’? Well because, on his death bed, legendary magician and escape artist, Harry Houdini told his wife the following: "After my death, many people will claim that they are still able to communicate with me. If their claims are valid, they will be able to tell you a code word - that word is BELIEVE." So, in an attempt to pay homage to the late/great Harry Houdini, Criss chose "Believe" as the title for this unprecedented live experience.

                                                                I myself have been a big fan of various illusionists down the ages. The skills of other illusionists, such as Harry Houdini, are a bit different from those of modern magical masters, such as CRISS ANGEL. Why? Because Criss Angel presents the art of magic outside the box, making it limitless. His presentations make sure that the audience knows they are entering a different space and time with no references to their own world.

                                                                For example, the stunning illusions in CRISS ANGEL Believe™ will not be presented as standalone elements, but as interdependent components using heightened imagery, fantastical creatures and impossible feats of legerdemain, all of which will be integrated into the dazzling, colorful fabric of the story.

                                                                And there’s another good news! They also have a current Text Message contest going on. Just text 'Believe' to 22122 and you could win 2 tickets to 'CRISS ANGEL Believe'!

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                                                                  Sunday, June 15, 2008

                                                                  PPC Advertising Networks

                                                                    The most popular option under this category is Google AdSense. However, there are many other options as well, such as BidVertiser and WidgetBucks. Basically, all you need to do is to sign up with the network you choose and paste some code snippets (which they provide you) onto your website. The respective network will then serve contextual ads (either text or images) to your website. These ads will be relevant to your website’s content, and you will earn a certain amount of money for every click.

                                                                    Whether or not PPC advertising is profitable for you depends on your website’s general traffic levels. It also depends on the click-through rate (CTR) and cost per click (CPC). The CTR can be very much influenced by the design of your website. For example, ads placed towards the top or blended in with content tend to get higher CTRs. Whereas the CPC depends on your website’s niche, which could be anything like insurance, credit, mortgages, financial products, etc. Read more...

                                                                      The Carbon Neutral Search Engine

                                                                        Want to contribute to saving the planet’s resources? Well, you can do so simply by using the Carbon Neutral Search Engine, which was developed by Fooke Limited. This search engine offsets emissions generated by each online search query from their website as a thank you for using their search engine.

                                                                        Search makes up a small part of each individual's carbon footprint, but globally has a significant impact through energy use. The Carbon Neutral Search Engine offsets the emissions generated through search queries carried out on their site with a view to reducing global CO2 emissions, investing in energy efficiency, reforestation and renewable energy. They have calculated the average search query emits approximately a fraction of a gram (UK users), and with the addition of users' computer use taken into account, 17.57g (UK users). They will offset each search query by a minimum of 300g via their offsetters Climate Care and Carbon Fund. (300g is over and above the emissions that will be most likely be generated in any country in the world, as emissions vary hugely from country to country based on power generation.)

                                                                        This search engine was also developed to highlight the need to reduce our reliance on the earth's natural resources as well as combat increasing emissions through energy saving, reforestation, and renewable technologies so that everyone can reduce their carbon footprint and help protect the environment for future generations.

                                                                        You can use their search from any country in the world and they will offset 300g per search as a minimum. You can also view the Carbon Neutral Search Engine home page for the exact emissions offset to date. This is indeed a great initiative.

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                                                                          Affiliate Marketing

                                                                            Affiliate marketing is an extremely popular practice on the Internet. If you want to employ this technique of earning revenue for your website, then you would need to tie up with a merchant who is willing to let you (the affiliate) sell - directly or indirectly – their products and services to your readers, in exchange for a commission. Other names for this kind of advertising are CPA (cost per action) or CPL (cost per lead). Affiliates can utilize several tools to send potential customers to the merchant, such as banners, text links, product reviews, etc. Commission Junction, cj.com, is one of the more popular affiliate networks. Read more...

                                                                              Music for the soul

                                                                                You’ve heard the phrase “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”, right? Well, at the rate I blog, I also need a good dose of play and relaxation factored in to keep me rejuvenated. And there’s nothing better than music to cheer my soul and get me back on track.

                                                                                I actually have a very wide range of likes in music. That is, I like a number of different genres, from real slow music/ballads all the way to heavy metal. Guns ‘n Roses “Sweet Child of Mine” is an all-time favorite of mine. I also like listening to others’ favorites and keeping up to date on the latest stuff, which I come to know of quite easily by visiting Sites and Sounds, which is a music blog with free music.

                                                                                Their latest blog post on the four-piece rock band from Orlando – Megaphone - makes for a good read and has links to some good numbers like ‘Not Your Enemy”, etc. So do check it out – you too can discover new and free music at Sites and Sounds.

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                                                                                  Buying Toronto condos made easy

                                                                                    One of my friends in Toronto recently bought a condo and was sharing her experience. As compared to her previous hassles in finding good Toronto condos, this time she had no such problem as she used a Condo Review Website called toronto-condominiums.ca.

                                                                                    With one of my family members also considering moving to Toronto, I decided to check out the site and found it to be useful and credible. The scope of information is quite good and I would say this is the most comprehensive Condo and Loft website in the Toronto area.

                                                                                    How? Well, first of all, they offer one of one of the largest and most extensive search engines in the Toronto market. It’s quite fast and easy to find detailed information and the latest pictures concerning the newest available listings on the market.

                                                                                    They also offer an original, first of its kind section dealing with Toronto condo reviews. This section is created solely for their clients who require an unbiased feedback about the property they are interested in purchasing. Here the tenants and owners can rate their Toronto Condominiums and state their honest opinion about the building they are living in.

                                                                                    The site has a forum which is designed for owners and tenants who reside in the same building to communicate with each other. The forum can be utilized to plan sports events, meet new people, or discuss meaningful subjects.

                                                                                    Moreover, they also have some useful extras on their site, such as a buyer’s guide to purchasing a new condo, special services for people relocating or moving back to Toronto, a V.I.P. Buyers Program, etc. You betcha I’ll definitely be recommending this site to my family members who are considering moving to Toronto!

                                                                                    Sponsored by Toronto Condo Guy Read more...

                                                                                      Saturday, June 14, 2008

                                                                                      The rich do get richer

                                                                                        With respect to traffic, be aware of the fact that, in many respects, the rich do get richer. Traffic is the main fuel of online income generation. High traffic results in even more traffic-building opportunities that just aren’t accessible to the low-traffic sites. If you’re even just a wee bit intelligent and web savvy, you should also be able to eventually build up a high-traffic web site. And, consequently, you’ll be able to leverage that traffic to build even more traffic. This is imperative because, if you aren’t able to build traffic, it will be very difficult to succeed. Read more...

                                                                                          Friday, June 13, 2008

                                                                                          Save money on eyeglasses

                                                                                            As those of you who wear eyeglasses must be aware, the price of retail eyewear is extremely high in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Well, I was just checking out alternatives and came across Optical4less.com, which is one of the largest eyeglasses wholesalers and retailers in Asia. They were founded in 1980 and are one of the leading optical stores in Hong Kong and China. They are now expanding their business internationally and there’s no doubt about the fact that their eyeglasses are a real bargain! They sell high quality eyeglasses that are 80% cheaper than local stores, so you can actually buy approximately 4-6 pairs of eyeglasses at Optical4less in the same price as one pair of eyeglasses from the local optical shops in the other countries. For example, the average price for one pair of eyeglasses in the USA is around $140, while Optical4less’s price is as low as $29. (This is comparing the same quality of eyewear. In most cases, the prices on their higher quality selections even beat the other selections of lower quality.)

                                                                                            They have all the latest eyeglasses selections - everything from overstocked eyeglasses, alloy eyeglasses, plastic eyeglasses, rimless eyeglasses, half rimless eyeglasses, hingeless eyeglasses, titanium frames, bendable frames, clipon sunglasses, clipin sunglasses , kids eyeglasses, progressive eyeglasses , and more.

                                                                                            All the lenses from Optical4less are multi-functional: they are thinner and lighter than polycarbonate lenses, have an anti-reflective coating, prevent from harmful rays, provide 100% UV protection, and are waterproof and scratch-resistant. They are crafted with the latest technology in lens cutting to ensure durability and quick turnaround. Moreover, each pair is inspected by Hong Kong Registered Optometrists to ensure the accuracy of the prescription and proper alignment of the frame. All glasses come with the frame, prescription lenses with anti-reflective coating and UV coating, a colorful stylish case, and a cleaning cloth.

                                                                                            So, how do you order? All you need to do is to provide them with your prescription information (that’s the 'Rx form' from your optometrist). You just need to fill in the blanks in their order form and they will customize your eyeglasses to your prescription.

                                                                                            This is indeed a new and much cheaper way of buying prescription eyeglasses, because you can get complete prescription glasses for as low as $15 a pair! Moreover, the eyeglasses are of high quality and stylish, and arrive within 2 weeks.

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                                                                                              Why’s traffic so important?

                                                                                                My new readers ask me this question time and again. Well, the reason why traffic is important is because, for most techniques of online income generation, your income is a function of traffic. If you can manage to double your traffic, you’ll probably double your income. Even if you mess other things up, if you can still generate serious traffic, it’s pretty hard to fail. Simply put, more visitors to your site means more clicks on ads, more affiliate sales, more product sales, more donations, more consulting leads, and more of whatever else it is that generates income for you. Read more...

                                                                                                  Excuse Me?

                                                                                                    Have you folks played the online game at the Extreme Style by VO5’s Ultimate Flirting Championship and achieved Victory Hair yet? If not, do hop on over through the widget below and do so right away. This is a great and super-fun way to test your own flirting abilities. What a blast I had playing it! I also came across some real cheesy pick-up lines that were just so hilarious that I had to share them with you.

                                                                                                    Here’s a sample:

                                                                                                    - “If you were a new hamburger at McDonald's, you would be McGorgeous.”
                                                                                                    - “Can I have your picture? (Why?) Because I want Santa to know exactly what I want for Christmas.”
                                                                                                    - “Excuse me, do you have your phone number, I seem to have lost mine.”

                                                                                                    Now, the worst pick-up line that I came across that will certainly keep an individual from achieving Victory Hair was this one: “I may not be the best looking guy in this room, but I’m the only one talking to you.” UGH!!

                                                                                                    Let me know if you come across a really bad pick-up line as well. It would be interesting to read it. Also, don’t forget to get the widget below for yourself and place it on your own social page or blog to keep the ball rolling.


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                                                                                                      Thursday, June 12, 2008

                                                                                                      Direct Banner Advertising

                                                                                                        Selling your own advertising space on your website/blog is one of the most lucrative monetization techniques you can utilize. Most importantly, it allows you to bypass the middleman commissions and to decide your own rates. However, the disadvantage of direct banner advertising is that you must have a big audience in order to attract and get qualified advertisers to want to advertise on your site. Moreover, you will also need to devote time to managing the sales process, the banners, and the payments. Read more...

                                                                                                          Money saved is money earned!

                                                                                                            Yeah, yeah, you’ve heard it from me before, and you’ll keep hearing it from me time and again. That’s because this is what I say whenever I’m thrilled with a product or service that has also saved me some money. Remember how I was cribbing about the fact that I don’t get time to clean my house and, on top of that, I shirk from using hi-tech gadgets that would otherwise help me clean my house, simply because they consume too much power/electricity and would thus burden me with more expenses? I was pretty much stuck in a vicious circle there.

                                                                                                            Well, ever since the new Dirt Devil® AccuCharge™ technology has been introduced, I’ve been walking on cloud nine. No more do I have to put up with the stinking maid or with a stinking house just to save on my electricity bills. I can now freely use my vac where ever and whenever required, because both the AccuCharge Stick Vac and Hand Vac are the first cordless vacuums to use 70% less energy and earn Energy Star® approval. So, of course, using these Dirt Devil vacs is a better way to save energy. The only thing, though, is that I don’t have an excuse to procrastinate anymore!

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                                                                                                              Selling or Renting Internal Pages

                                                                                                                Okay, so we’ve talked about selling your website to make big bucks, but that’s not down everyone’s alley. I mean, when you have invested so much time and energy (and possibly money) into your “baby”, you’re not going to be ready to let it go so easily, right? If so, then something which may appeal to you more is selling or renting out a few of your internal pages. Such internal pages on a domain sell for a single fee, or rent out for a recurring fee. Usually they have either a high PageRank or high traffic, so people who purchase the page are able to benefit in some way. Implementing this method might not be easy on a small blog, but the concept’s feasibility could be explored further. Read more...

                                                                                                                  The 'Look'

                                                                                                                    Recently, while I was playing the Extreme Style by VO5's Ultimate Flirting Championship, I was thinking about the things people usually do in real life when they flirt. That is, when you go out somewhere and see someone you like, how do you get their attention?

                                                                                                                    As for myself, I generally use various forms of non-verbal flirting. For example, the most common thing I do is to give the other person a ‘look’ – you know, that face you give others to spark their interest. I also smile at them if it feels appropriate. That always works! Back in school, my friends used to read up a lot on non-verbal flirting tactics and once told me that, while sitting, I should cross my legs with my foot pointing towards the other person, and also tilt my head slightly towards them. Well, I did try that but it never did much for me by itself!

                                                                                                                    Nevertheless, I’m always up for trying new tactics out and practicing my stuff. That’s why I really enjoyed playing the online game at the Ultimate Flirting Championship and actually managed to achieve Victory Hair in the process! I know you all will enjoy it just as much, so don’t miss out – you can access it through the widget below. Also, do get the widget and put it on your own social page or blog to keep the fun rolling.


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                                                                                                                      Selling your website

                                                                                                                        This may not be your cup of tea, but a lot of webmasters actually create blogs/websites with the intent of selling them for a huge profit later on (just like businesses in the real world). However, it’s not always willingly – sometimes a webmaster may be forced to do it as a last resort (for example, due to a cash crunch or not being able to maintain it). Whatever be the reason, selling one’s website has the potential to generate a big sum of money in a short period of time. Marketplaces on online forums such as DigitalPoint and Sitepoint are always teeming with website buyers and sellers. Various parameters (such as monthly revenue) are used to determine the value of a website. Read more...

                                                                                                                          What is ‘Victory Hair’?

                                                                                                                            Remember in my previous post, I told you about how I participated in the online game which is part of the Extreme Style by VO5’s Ultimate Flirting Championship and that, as a result of it, I got Victory Hair?

                                                                                                                            Okay, so I got a whole bunch of curious responses from my dear readers asking me “What is 'Victory Hair'?” Good question, folks! Well, you know how when one thing leads to another with a good looking guy and good looking girl, their hair gets all messed up? That’s ‘Victory Hair’ for you!

                                                                                                                            Now, if you recall, I was flirting my heart out in that online game, so naturally the end result was ‘Victory Hair’ for me (never mind that it only happened online!). But, if I wanted to work towards Victory Hair in the real world, then I would probably take out my date to dinner first, then a movie, then maybe a picnic under the stars. By the end of the date, magic should ensue and ‘Victory Hair’ should be guaranteed!

                                                                                                                            So do head on over to play the super-fun online game called 'The Ultimate Flirting Championship' through the widget below. Do also grab the widget for yourself and put it on your own social page or blog. I had a blast playing the game and I'm sure you will too!


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                                                                                                                              Wednesday, June 11, 2008

                                                                                                                              Email Lists or Newsletters

                                                                                                                                Creating an email list and/or newsletter is definitely one of the most powerful marketing and money making tools for any website/blog. By utilizing this tool, you can look forward to incredible conversion rates, as well as the possibility to call people to action in a very efficient way. However, the first step is to create a big list (which is not easy, by the way). If you already have a popular website, you could leverage it to increase the number of subscribers on your list. Read more...

                                                                                                                                  Save on your electricity expenses

                                                                                                                                    Blogging away on my laptop often leaves me not enough time to keep my house spic and span and so, like everyone else, I too depend on a few gadgets to help me keep my house sparkling clean. For one, a vacuum cleaner is an absolute must. However, with my rising electricity bills, I have often wondered how I could save money there since a vacuum cleaner uses up a lot of electricity. Because, if you’re a regular reader of my blog, you already are aware of my philosophy: “Money saved is money earned”. The more I can keep my energy expenses down, the more profit/income that translates into for me.

                                                                                                                                    Ok, now I have to admit, I have already tried a few options to save on my electricity bills, such as dialing up a maid, calling in the dog to lick up any food spilled on the kitchen floor or, in the worst case scenario, just avoiding cleaning all together!

                                                                                                                                    Well, the good news is that I don’t have to resort to all of those tactics anymore. I’m excited to share that the new Dirt Devil® AccuCharge™ Stick Vac and Hand Vac are available, which use 70% less energy and are the first cordless vacuums to earn Energy Star® approval.

                                                                                                                                    So, thank God that I no longer have to go to extremes to save energy when I clean, because using Dirt Devil AccuCharge is a better way to save energy!

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                                                                                                                                      Automated Context-Sensitive Advertising

                                                                                                                                        Signing up with networks like Google Adsense is just one of the latest trends in website advertising. Such kinds of advertising networks automatically check your website page and evaluate the most relevant ads for that page. As a result, without extra effort from your side, you get ads targeted at your visitors. And, of course, targeted ads result in better click-through rates and performance overall. Read more...

                                                                                                                                          Flirt your heart out

                                                                                                                                            Blogging can really be monotonous at times, and what better way to relieve the monotony than by indulging in some harmless flirting?

                                                                                                                                            Harmless flirting is exactly what you’ll get when you play the “Ultimate Flirting Championship” through the widget at the bottom of this post.

                                                                                                                                            Remember some of the Hollywood lines that became famous? Such as “You had me at hello”, “You... complete me”, "Here's looking at you, kid", etc.? Do you think these lines would actually work in real life? Well, you can find out bye going to www.VO5VictoryHair.com and playing the Extreme Style by VO5’s Ultimate Flirting Championship.

                                                                                                                                            I’ve already gone over there and tested out some of the classic lines to see if they’d work and voila, they did! I had a whole bunch of fun and a few of those classic lines actually helped me to win! I simply had to outflirt my opponent, and the judge selected me as the best flirt of the pair. So I won the Victory and got Victory Hair along with the judge!

                                                                                                                                            Do grab the widget for yourself, play this cute game, and put the widget on your blog as well to keep the fun rolling!


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                                                                                                                                              Tuesday, June 10, 2008

                                                                                                                                              Premium Content

                                                                                                                                                A rising trend is that of some websites and blogs giving away part of their content for free, and then charging for access to the premium content and exclusive tools. This is a really good idea if you have a very popular blog that gives advice and information on a wide range of SEO related topics. In such cases, you can give an option to your visitors to become Premium Members so that they can get access to your premium content and exclusive tools. And, of course, you’ll make good money in the process. Read more...

                                                                                                                                                  Shopping online is now safe!

                                                                                                                                                    I have always worried till now when I shopped online using my credit card, because of the numerous cases of identity theft and fraud that have been happening of late. However, my days of worry are now over because there’s a new consumer service called Shop Shield® which offers complete protection against identity theft and fraud when you shop online. This is a new, unique, complete, and cutting edge privacy solution that's completely FREE.

                                                                                                                                                    Shop Shield® protects a lot more than just your credit card number. Your billing information, email, password and user ID are all protected. In most cases even your name and phone number are not revealed. In addition, you don't have to bother entering your card number every time and you can use any major card or even your bank account to make a purchase. Finally, you can use Shop Shield® to make just about any online purchase including travel reservations and event tickets.

                                                                                                                                                    So, Shop Shield® protects consumers:

                                                                                                                                                    - Credit Card Numbers
                                                                                                                                                    - Bank Accounts
                                                                                                                                                    - Billing Address
                                                                                                                                                    - Email Address
                                                                                                                                                    - Login Information

                                                                                                                                                    Currently, Shop Shield® is conducting a live beta test, to sign-up consumers for usability testing. The benefit to users is that they never have to worry about hackers and insiders gaining access to customer databases, stealing their name, credit card number, password or even their email address, because this information is never entered into the databases of web sites they are shopping. Companies they buy from will not be able to sell their information – because consumers never give it to them. There’s no risk your information could be compromised at a merchant site, because it’s never sent there in the first place!

                                                                                                                                                    How do they offer their 100% security guarantee? Well, first of all, consumer data is stored in a fortress of security systems. All personally identifiable information is broken into undecipherable fragments and then encrypted. Then the encrypted data is stored in multiple independent databases. Every transaction is monitored and recorded using technologies that exceed even federal banking standards, and the hardware that stores data is modeled after Department of Defense security standards.

                                                                                                                                                    The best part is that they’ll reimburse every penny, up to $10,000 above and beyond the coverage your credit card company or bank provides. Moreover, they will also provide complete and personalized victim resolution services at no charge. You can learn more by visiting their website.

                                                                                                                                                    So, do visit Shop Shield® - this is indeed a service that was much needed and which I’m really excited about!

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                                                                                                                                                      Saturday, June 07, 2008

                                                                                                                                                      RSS Feed Ads

                                                                                                                                                        With so many people adopting the RSS technology, website owners now have options to monetize this new content distribution channel as well. For example, FeedBurner already has its own publisher network, through which you can sign-up to start displaying CPM based advertising on your feed footer. Another example is Bidvertiser, which recently introduced a RSS feed ad option as well, with a PPC scheme. Read more...

                                                                                                                                                          Silk plants are great

                                                                                                                                                            Instead of a green thumb, do you have a black thumb? And do you have allergies? Moreover, do you want to help save the environment? If so, then check out this great article I came across which enumerates the reasons and benefits of using silk plants and trees instead of real ones: How to Get a Green Thumb? It’s a great post, and the points listed are very true. I also love silk plants for the same reasons the author has explained in their post. I’m glad this topic is being discussed and awareness is being spread about the beauty and utility value of silk plants. I liked the site a lot and have left a comment on it as well, which you can check out over there.

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                                                                                                                                                              Friday, June 06, 2008

                                                                                                                                                              Private Forums

                                                                                                                                                                As you are probably already aware, the Internet is full of free forums. However, there is also the possibility to create a private one of your own where members need to pay a single or recurring fee to join. There are many possibilities and topics on which you can create a private and profitable forum. You just need to find a niche or an appealing angle that will make it worth signing up for the members. Read more...

                                                                                                                                                                  What’s the safest way to tow a trailer?

                                                                                                                                                                    With vacation time around the corner, I have been considering various traveling options. Since trailer travel is a hot one, I got around to researching the safety aspects and found out that the Hensley Arrow anti-sway trailer hitch is the safest way to tow a trailer.

                                                                                                                                                                    The Hensley Arrow Advanced Towing System has actually been the premier trailer hitch in the RV industry for 15 years. It is the only hitch guaranteed to eliminate trailer sway. It is in fact physically impossible for a travel trailer to sway, fishtail, or jackknife when outfitted with the Hensley Arrow®, since it’s the only trailer hitch on the market that doesn’t use friction to control sway. That makes it not only the safest way to tow, but also adds to the fuel economy of owning an RV, as travelers can now tow with small, lightweight tow vehicles. I really believe that the cost of the Arrow is far outweighed by the safety and peace of mind it provides.

                                                                                                                                                                    Don’t just take their word for it - try it yourself for 60 days. If you’re not completely thrilled with the way your travel trailer tows with the Hensley Arrow®, you can return it to them for a full refund. Once you own it, you receive a Lifetime Warranty. Also, you can easily transfer the Arrow® to any trailer, so you’ll have it for life.

                                                                                                                                                                    For more information, you can see their free video and also read their Safe Towing Newsletter which promotes towing safety and fuel economy.

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                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday, June 05, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                      Paid Surveys and Polls

                                                                                                                                                                        There are some services out there that will pay you money to host a small survey or poll on your website. Basically, what you need to do is to sign up with them and then select what kind of polls you would like to host on your website. How do you get revenue from such polls? Well, most of the services offering the polls operate under a CPM model. Read more...

                                                                                                                                                                          Weight Loss and Health MegaSite

                                                                                                                                                                            It’s so simple to neglect one’s health, especially while blogging day in and day out. However, this is so ironic considering how simple it actually is to care for your health! I mean, all that’s required is to follow a few fundamentals in terms of eating right, exercising right, and thinking right.

                                                                                                                                                                            Still, despite the availability of nutritious food and healthy options, most people still make extremely unhealthy choices and end up not eating a balanced or wholesome diet, not exercising correctly or enough, etc. For example (and be honest), do you eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each and everyday, or do you often eat processed foods like white bread, french fries, pizza, etc.? See?

                                                                                                                                                                            However, it’s possible that some people eat unhealthy out of ignorance. And that’s where sites like the Naked Nutrition Network come in to bail you out. Naked Nutrition Network is a new Weight Loss & Health Site with a lot of credibility, usefulness, and scope of information.

                                                                                                                                                                            I especially liked the various topics relating to Fat Loss Nutrition, as it’s quite common and easy for people to sacrifice their nutritional needs just so that they can lose a few pounds, and that’s not healthy at all. I also loved reading Mike’s blog.

                                                                                                                                                                            Don’t give this one a miss - do hop on over and check it out.

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                                                                                                                                                                              Wednesday, June 04, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                              Sponsors for Single Columns or Events

                                                                                                                                                                                If your website has specific columns or events (for example, a weekly podcast, an interview series, a monthly survey, a weekly contest, a special project, etc.) you could get companies to sponsor those columns/events individually. This technique increases the monetization options for a website owner, while giving advertisers the possibility to target a more specific audience. It also lets advertisers commit less than they normally would have to. So this is definitely an attractive option for both advertisers and website owners. Read more...

                                                                                                                                                                                  Living with diabetes?

                                                                                                                                                                                    Living with diabetes? Well, obviously you didn’t ask for a diabetes diagnosis but, by tweaking what you eat and how often you exercise, it could be a ticket to a much healthier, happier, energy-filed you. The better educated you are in managing diabetes, the better your life will be.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Towards this end, Readers Digest has a “Managing Diabetes” channel at RD.com - Managing Diabetes where you can discover all of the ways to keep your blood sugar in check and be your most healthy self.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Some of the topics you’ll find there include:

                                                                                                                                                                                    *Understanding Glycemic Index
                                                                                                                                                                                    *Exercising with Diabetes
                                                                                                                                                                                    *Foods to Stabilize Blood Sugar
                                                                                                                                                                                    *Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

                                                                                                                                                                                    The RD.com - Diabetes Friendly Foods section has some really great recipes like Multi-Grain Pancakes or Waffles and articles like The Best Herbs and Supplements For Diabetes, the health benefits of Cinnamon, and Dinner Makeovers that I believe will be helpful to you all. They also have tips on things like how grilling is a great way to prepare meals, how to make the most of a healthy barbecue, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Since their diabetes content is not only robust, but also frequently updated, it’s a good idea to add RD.com - Managing Diabetes to your favorites/bookmarks. You will find it helpful to return frequently for new and updated information, as well as hundreds of recipes.

                                                                                                                                                                                    The site also informs about the latest medical breakthroughs, such as a 24/7 blood sugar test which can make testing your blood sugar as convenient as checking the time.

                                                                                                                                                                                    So, if you are living with diabetes or have a loved one who is, RD.com can help you learn the basics about this disease and suggest strategies to help you stay on top of your blood sugar. Learn to beat diabetes and transform your health at RD.com!

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                                                                                                                                                                                      Marketplaces

                                                                                                                                                                                        Depending on what your niche is, if you include a market place on your website that allows your visitors to buy, sell and trade products, it could really work well. Over some time, you could start charging a small fee for new product listings. However, since there is no standard software on the web available for this, you would need to hire a coder to get your marketplace integrated into your website. Read more...

                                                                                                                                                                                          Be proactive and get inspired by others

                                                                                                                                                                                            If you want to achieve anything in life, effect a change, or make an influence, you need to have the basic capability to take initiative in your endeavors. Being proactive is a fundamental that I strongly believe in, and I am very much inspired by reading others efforts to create changes as well. This is why I love reading sites like RD.com - Make Your Mark, which is a new section on RD.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Reader's Digest believes in the power of the individual to create change, and this is very much in line with my principles as well. Make Your Mark is their interactive platform to help people connect and act.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Usually I take a bit of time out every day and read a little about the "People" or the "Causes" and make a mental note of my favorites. For example, there’s this story about Charles Fletcher who provides horse therapy to children with disabilities. He has provided over 65,000 free equine sessions to children with disabilities, such as autism or physical disabilities. His organization is called SpiritHorse and its mission is to "assist individuals with special needs in reaching their full potential through interaction with horses." This is so inspiring for me considering the fact that Fletcher is 69 years old, works seven days a week, 10 hours a day, and walks up to 15 miles per day while guiding the retired show ponies. Though he does this all for free, Fletcher maintains that he is the highest-paid person in the world because he gets paid in hugs and smiles from those amazing children. Isn’t that fantastic?

                                                                                                                                                                                            Then there are causes such as The National Hospice Foundation which assists anyone facing serious illness, death, and grief to experience the best that humankind can offer.

                                                                                                                                                                                            The Make Your Mark section also has a “Weekly Challenge” which you can take yourself and discuss. It encourages you by offering you various options by which you can step, stretch, or leap your way to a better world.

                                                                                                                                                                                            So check out Make Your Mark at RD.com, see what others are doing to make a difference, and get inspired! And while you’re at it, do check out the Reader's Digest Homepage as well for more great stuff to read.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              Tuesday, June 03, 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                              More BlogExplosion features

                                                                                                                                                                                                I previously told you about how joining BlogExplosion can boost your blog traffic manifold. But that’s not all – there are many more benefits to joining. Check them out:

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                                                                                                                                                                                                • Refer new members and earn 10% of the traffic they earn
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                                                                                                                                                                                                • Get full blog statistics
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                                                                                                                                                                                                • Battle directly against other blogs for traffic in Battle of the Blogs
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Win daily Mystery Credits for bonus traffic
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Cruise the Member Profile Directory and find other blogs of interest
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Chat with other bloggers on the site with the BlogExplosion Shoutbox
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                                                                                                                                                                                                If you are interested in increasing your blog traffic as well as boosting you online presence, you’d do well by joining BlogExplosion. Read more...

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Laugh Loud, Laugh Often

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Blogging all day (and sometimes all night too) isn’t humanly possible for me without having some relaxation and fun interspersed in between. And, where is my source of relaxation and fun? It’s at RD.com, where I get access to lots of funny, clean jokes, hilarious cartoons, photos, and videos which always make me laugh out loud.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I can’t emphasize enough the importance of everyone needing a healthy dose of laughter. With Reader’s Digest Laughs, that’s exactly what you'll get. RD.com has a huge library of jokes and anecdotes (including those submitted by readers), humorous stand-up videos, funny cartoons, funny photo contests, and more! So, you should definitely visit the RD Laughs Main page and check out the site.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    By the way, did you know that you can submit a joke for a chance to win $100? You can also sign-up for their Jokes RSS feeds to keep the laughs coming your way, as well as their Laughs newsletter to get a dose of "funny" every week.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    One of the good anecdotes I came across was Hold The Mayo, and one of the videos that really brought a smile to my face was the one titled “Dog singing (duet)”.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I also loved this stand-up comedy video.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    RD Laughs indeed has something to keep the whole family laughing out loud!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nobody reading your blog?

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Setting up a good blog takes time and effort. However, imagine if, even after all the effort you put into your blog, nobody comes to read it? That's where BlogExplosion comes in. It’s a great blogging community where people can find and read your blog. You can get your blog reviewed and even chat with other bloggers all around the world!

                                                                                                                                                                                                        So, whether you like to blog about your life, business, wedding, family, food, parenting, housekeeping, gardening, home d├ęcor, health, pets, cars, electronics, etc., BlogExplosion is a great way to expand the number of people that read your blog! Read more...

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Calling All Parents!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            It’s that time of the year again when the traveling bug inevitably strikes me. So, with the multitude of things to keep in mind to keep traveling safe and fun, I always prepare beforehand and follow all the good tips I can find, such as those in Reader's Digest online at www.RD.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Theirs is a one-stop site for making the most of your family time, as they have numerous tips on how to create a happy, healthy and stress-free household. They have tips for Summer Fun, Travel Tips, and a whole lot more for the whole family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            The two sections which I frequent the most are RD.com - Parenting and RD.com - Family Life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            If you’re traveling with your family this summer, you won't want to miss out on their tips for healthy travel, stress-free vacations and the very best games to keep the whole gang occupied on a road trip.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I found their Health Tips For Trips especially useful and plan on using the tips. This is definitely a "Must Read” for everyone. Why? Well, all the points are extremely relevant, such as getting tetanus/flu shots before going on a trip, packing medicines and first aid, fighting off jet lag and motion sickness, and knowing where to find a doctor in a foreign country (should the need arise). These points can apply to everyone’s experiences or summer plans and, no doubt, can make just about anyone a smart and expert traveler.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I must admit, RD.com really inspires me to make every second of my family time meaningful and enjoyable!

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