Friday, April 18, 2008

Get Free Marketing Materials

Well, not all of them are free. You may have heard of VistaPrint and their free business card offers, but did you know that they also have some really good deals on premium printing services as well? If you are interested in the free stuff here are some things VistaPrint does offer for free. Getting some of their basic business cards made up for your blog is a great offline marketing tool. You can pass them out to friends and family or to people you meet. See the last one on the list? It is that time of year and if you or a child are graduating getting some free announcements is a great deal.

  • Free Business Cards
  • Free Rubber Stamps
  • Free Sticky Notes
  • Free Checks
  • Free Logo Design
  • Caricature Design
  • Graduation Announcements

In addition to the free stuff VistaPrint offers a wide array of printing services including: business cards, checks, rubber stamps, announcements, and car magnets! You can customize all of their products to your liking! Their premium printing services are very affordable and the service is great. If you have only ever done the free stuff and haven't tried out any of VistaPrint's premium services you really should check them out and you won't be disappointed.

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7 Quick Tips To Beat Your Stress

The tasks of writing articles, interacting with readers, visiting forums, doing research, and all the aspects that go into running a blog can start to become overwhelming. Stress is part of every individuals life, but it can come from different sources and mean different things to different people. What may cause you stress today, may not be the cause tomorrow.
Stress is defined as "A mentally or emotionally disruptive or upsetting condition occurring in response to adverse external influences and capable of affecting physical health, usually characterized by increased heart rate, a rise in blood pressure, muscular tension, irritability, and depression."
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/stress

Quick Stress Busting Tips

At Work

  • Limit your coffee to one or two cups
  • Get up and stretch regularly and take a quick walk around the office

Driving

  • Take alternate routes several days a week to break up the monotony

At Home

  • Take a 5-10 minute break from your daily routine and read a good book

Stress & Your Diet

  • Start your day with a balanced breakfast: High fiber, low fat, moderate protein.
  • Lay off the salty sugary snacks. Snack instead on nutritious and filling veggies and fruits.

Physical Activity

  • Get MOVING! One of the most effective ways to cope with daily stress is with regular physical exercise! Exercise is a wonderful two edged sword. It not only helps you to relax but also gives you energy.


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Monday, April 14, 2008

You're Back & You Give Us Renuzit ???

Hah, great question. Follow the money.... No really if you don't like the article talk to my "manager" the number is 1-800-382-5968. ;)...

This blog is about making money. It isn't about you liking me. That would be nice, and I'm a likable guy, but still not the point. It isn't even directly about gaining more readers, although that is to a point an indirect necessity. It is, when you get down to it, about the money. I blog from my passion. I write because I have a passionate motivation to make money online instead of working my a-s off for 40 years for some other guy. I have a great job so don't get me wrong but I am working extremely hard to replace it, which is a pretty high mark. I am passionate about my family time and being able to have freedom of location for that time. Therefore I am passionate about making money online. And thus I write from my passion.

I don't ask that you like me or the means to my end. I may not do it like "the other guys" but I make money. This blog makes money. My affiliate campaigns make money, which was quite nice while I was away from blogging a bit lately. This blog made me $1500 in January alone. I do paid posting, I sell ad space, I sell links, I market affiliate programs and every once in a great while my feeble human brain spits out a decent article or two to help out those trying to do the same. So to all of you who question the last article....don't read it...read this one instead...and stay tuned...though you may not like what is coming any more....

To each and everyone of my readers.......THANKS SO MUCH for the time you take to poke around here....

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Your House Stinks

I am going to spread the word about a chance to win a $20,000 Home Makeover in the Renuzit TriScents Transform Your Home Promotion! Why? Because I'm going to make money doing it :), and you might get something out of it as well. A win-win situation so to speak. Since this blog is about making money I don't see nothing wrong..."with a little bump n' grind..." sorry I digress...I meant I don't see nothing wrong with making money. Wow sorry early 90's high school flashback.

Ok, back on point. Your house stinks, and Renuzit TriScents can help you Transform Your Home. They are giving away a $20,000 Home Makeover so head over to the site and enter but be sure to follow the official rules because submissions are only eligible if they meet all of the following criteria: (1) upload video or a photo and essay (2) Explain and demonstrate why your home needs a makeover (3) Explain how Renuzit TriScents can help you. Doesn't sound too hard for a chance to win a $20,000 makeover.

If I won I would do my basement. I would take my basement and change it from


This to This






I'm thinking that the $20,000 would certainly get me started on the basement but may not be quite enough to completely finish what I would want. Not only do I want the large wet bar and the games I also want a theater room with reclining stadium seating and a 10' screen.

Now I don't have a wet basement or anything, but most basements by their design, few openings to the outside, single or few points of egress, hold odors more readily than other areas of a home. I love burning candles around the house or putting in the scented oil plug-ins. Smell is an important part of making a space. Why do you think aromatherapy is so big lately? Try selling a house that smells like garbage. Smells can make a room feel more inviting or make occupants want to leave. Talk to a Realtor and you will find advice about baking cookies or bread before an open house or boiling a pot of water infused with vanilla and cinnamon.

So anyway, what would you do with the money if you won? What room would you do? Do your home office so you can BLOG IN STYLE :).

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Returning To Blogging After A Temporary Hiatus

Just in case you may not have noticed since January postings have gotten a little thin around here. Well I decided to devote more time to areas of my life that I felt were more important and required more time and attention than they were getting. Just like when money is tight and you look at your budget to cut unnecessary expenses, so I did with my time budget. Blogging time was just one of the areas I targeted in my time budget realignment.

Now that things are finally settling down I am slowly reapportioning my time budget and working more time back over to my blogging. Once aspect of this is to start reading a bit more again and find out what has been going on during the time I just wasn't paying attention. I came across a very appropriate article on Blogging Tips. The article was written by Jake Pitt of JakePitt.com. Gettin’ Back in the Game: Bringin’ Your Blog Back to Life after Goin’ MIA was the name of the article and hopefully you can see how it relates with little to no explanation from me. Check the article out and then head over to JakePitt.com, the self proclaimed "worst nightmare" of John Chow, and read some of the Jake's biting commentary. Jake Pitt also seems to have a beef with some shoe guy he calls “Fat Boy Slim”.

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