Sabtu, 31 Desember 2011

How to Watch the SuperBowl

On February 4th hundreds of thousands of Football fans will be gathering around their televisions to view the SuperBowl, but what are the essentials to maximizing your SuperBowl watching experience

The teams may not have been decided yet, but it is not like it really matters, no matter who plays most eyes will be glued to the game. With the exception of the fans of those teams that are playing most people who watch the SuperBowl are just hoping for a good game.

One thing people like to do to make the game more interesting is an office football pool. This is when everyone throws money into a pot and you get a box latter numbers are randomly put in each box, then at the end of each quarter the score is checked and whoever is on the box that corresponds with the current score wins some money, and who ever has the score at the end of the game gets the majority of the money.

Another thing the more hardcore gamblers like to do is to place a bet at one of the many online sportsbooks. If this is hat you are into I recommend you go to several sportsbooks before placing your bets, different sites will offer different odds. Make sure to only place your bets on the SuperBowl with the bookie who offers you the best odds.

Besides betting on the game there are many things you can do to make the game more enjoyable.

The people you watch the game with effect the enjoy ability of the game. If some of the people you watch the SuperBowl with do not like football or understand the game they are not going to get into the game and they may want to talk and be a disturbance to those who want to watch the game undisturbed.

The 2 most important things you need to watch the SuperBowl are food and beverages. SuperBowl party’s can be very wild and result in many people calling out of work the next day, because of being hung over or sick from bad food.

Make sure whatever types of foods you offer the foods were not prepared in a rush. If you are planning to order food to be delivered you may want to rethink your plan. One of the busiest nights of the year for a take out restaurant is SuperBowl Sunday, and in a rush to get all the orders delivered on time sometimes food can be undercooked, so you may want to either keep it simple like pizza or make your own food.


Beverages can be a bigger problem then the food. Most men will usually drink some beer while watching the game, but unless each person brings their own beer you risk running into someone who does not like the selection you have provided, also because the game is on a Sunday people may want to stay sober, because of work the next day. So make sure to have a good selection of beer, hard liquor and non alcoholic soft drinks. You can always ask you friends when you invite them for the game what they like to drink, then assuming no one picks something so out of the ordinary you should be able to find an acceptable mix of drinks for everyone.

As for Snacks I recommend a large selection or the basics chips, pretzels and maybe popcorn or even peanuts.

Hopefully this will help you to have a better time watching the SuperBowl, and throw a great party at the same time.

Jumat, 30 Desember 2011

How Not to Lose 10000 Dollars in the

For the last several years one Saturday of each month some friends and I would get in the car and drive to Atlantic City for a night of gambling, and it has always been one of the best days of the month.

We have never really been big gamblers we usually just stayed with the slots or the roulette table, until six months ago when someone decided we should learn to play poker because that’s where you can win lots of money fast.

So we all started playing poker in a weekly Friday night game together till we were good enough to play in the casinos. For practice I would play Online Poker in some free multiplayer poker rooms and eventually I felt confident enough to join an online casino poker room for real money.

At first I was losing hand after hand but the more hands I played the better of an understanding I was getting for the game, and every night I started making less and less mistakes and I actually started to win a few hands.
After about 2 or 3 months of this we decided it was time and we all drove to the casino to play some Poker.

We did ok for first timers, no one got rich but no one came home broke either. We decided that instead of our monthly trips we should start going every Saturday, and soon we would be leaving every Friday after work and coming back late Sunday night


Last month we decided to join this small tournament, the buy inn was only a few hundred each and the prize was 10,000 dollars, so we all decided to go for it and to try to start making real money playing poker, and in the end it paid off, I am still not sure how but I won the poker tournament and the 10,000 dollars grand prize.

Before the tournament we had all agreed that if one of us won it we would go out and have a big party with the money, but I had a much better idea


I decided that I could turn this money into a much larger amount and since it was easy to win the first time it should be easy to do it again.

Now from my personal experience I know that the Roulette table is a great way to double your money fast, there were many nights id have 20 dollars in my poker before leaving the casino and I would manage to double it on one spin of the roulette wheel, and now I had ten thousand dollars and could walk away with twenty thousand in just minutes.

So against the advice of all my friends I looked for a roulette table where the same color had won three times in a row. Once I finally found a roulette table that had come up red 3 times in a row it I place all my winnings on black and what luck it came out red again and I nearly passed out on the casino floor.

Ever since that night I have not won anything I have played. The best piece of advice I can give anyone out there is to not let winning go to your head. If you are up in the casino, go home and enjoy the money. It is important to remember that gambling in a casino or an online casino is supposed to be fun and relaxing and if it is not go read a book or something.

Kamis, 29 Desember 2011

Internet Business Experimenting

I had been trying to do some small business since I was in university time. However after I graduated and start my full-time career, I found it difficult to start a business as most traditional business:

1. Need a lot of time to run
2. Need some big amount of start up capital

So instead of starting my own business, I try to go into investment. I have try to invest in stock markets and properties. But both are just a starting point. As I continue in investing, I need more fund for my investment capital. Although my current job salary is ok, but I wanted to get some other streams of income so that I won’t be solely depends on my main income.

After long long time of searching, I discovered internet-base business. The good things of internet-base business is that it can be start on part-time basis and there is no need big amount of startup capital to start with. Futher more internet-base business has a lot of revenue potential with passive income. However there are so many ways to make money online, just far too many expert claim that they can tell you how to make money online. The more I read, the more I become confuse. I know that I will need to pick only 1 and 2 to focus on it. So I figure out a few that are suitable for my situation:

1. Affiliate Marketing
2. Create and sell e-book

The strategy are the same, I need to find a niche market with something that I expert with and write about it. If people find my knowledge useful to them, then they will come.

For affiliate marketing mainly the strategy is to provide good content to pre-sell my affiliate product. There are so many affiliate programmes out there like amazon.com, richdad.com, ebook products, health products and many other products. So I need to find a niche market and create a good content site to presell those affiliate product. However a good content site needs a lot of writing and good knowledge on the niche market. Consideration like what domain name to choose, what keyword that people are searching are also important. One of the hosting that specialize in creating content site that I know of is site build it:

http://www.sitesell.com/

Below are some of the good content sites created on site build it:

anguilla-beaches.com
cheap-computers-guide.com
jugglenow.com
rent-a-villa-in-tuscany.com
4-small-businesses.com
about-personal-growth.com
writinghelp-central.com
eazigoal.com
subconscious-secrets.com

Another focus is to create and sell an e-book using a killer sales letter. For this one I really need to be real expert in the subject that I write. Below are some of the killer sales letter that sells e-book:

http://www.senze.com/16/
http://www.taichibreathing.com/
http://www.7dayebook.com/
http://www.goals-2-go.com/goals2006/goals2006.htm

Currently these are the directions that I will focus on. Since I am a beginner in this I will keep on experimenting until I find a way that works for me.

Rabu, 28 Desember 2011

How To Locate Lost Friends And Relatives For Free Using The Internet

From the most primitive t form of communication to the most recent advancement in technology, its essence is always important.

It is the only way on how people can relay the message from one person to another. This is the only tool of understanding each other.

It is also the period when man began to utilize the benefits of technology. Most people have their phone number added to a phone directory.

Usually, a directory consists of details such as the name, address and the telephone number of the subscribers.

However, there are times when you search for the person that you want to talk to and you cannot find it!

In cases like this, you worry sometimes particularly when the person that you are about to deal with is very important. This is the time when you are about to freak out. It sometimes happens especially when the person you are looking for has no contact number at all.

With white pages, you will be out of your worry. This will give you the most accessibility to your friends, relatives, colleagues and your loved ones. This is the best alternative for you to reach them in times of laughter and misery.

This is also a product of technology. With the advent of Internet and the web world in general, everything is made easy for you. It always makes things possible. There are the search engines that will make your researches about people, places and events possible.

At present, several websites are offering free online searching for all people worldwide. Each of the websites has individual features to meet subscribers needs.

There are also certain categories that make up these websites. You can make a people search, look up court records and a lot more. You simply type the category that you want to look for in the search box of the engine and it will be provided to you.

It is just natural that some websites will require you to pay a fee when subscribing and getting access to the services that they have.

However, if you are just practical and you just want to locate your old lost friends you can simply have the free subscription anyway you will in most cases still get what you search.

When typing the name of the person, it is very important that you are specific. It must always include the last name, first name and even the middle name of the person. You cannot avoid putting the middle name because very often hundreds of subscribers have the same name.

Free people search engines make your dream a reality. This is the perfect moment of getting in touch with your lost loved ones.

With just couple of clicks on your mouse you will find a way to contact them.

You should grab this opportunity as long as the engines are there and offer their service free.

Selasa, 27 Desember 2011

How to buy a used car

Think of buying a car as a game of poker, the seller is your opponent he may be bluffing he may not, but just as you would at a poker room in a casino you have to try to read the seller like you would in a poker room in a casino.

Always remember to keep your eyes and ears open, when talking to someone about a used car. Make sure to ask lots of questions.

In a casino you are risking your money, in hopes of getting a big return, but when buying a car you just want to get your moneys worth, you want a car that will be reliable and dependable. You do not want a car that wont start on cold days or that stalls until its been running for a half hour.

Make sure to check the undercarriage and under the hood for rust. To a car rust is like cancer. Once rust is found it will spread unless it is cut off and replaced. Under the car and in the engine compartment you will find some rust it is only natural, but you want it to only be surface rust. This means if you take a wire brush to the rusted area you will brush off the rust and get to clean metal.

Next make sure to check the body of the car, for waves and any bubbling in the paint, this would indicate that the car was in an accident or some rust was incorrectly repaired. It is not uncommon for someone selling a car to have rust spots sanded down and painted over to give the car a fresh look, but what will happen is after a month or two the paint will start to bubble as the metal begins to rust again.

Next, look at the motor and mechanical parts under the hood of the car. The engine should be relatively clean from motor oil. If you see large buildups of oil in an area then chances are a head gasket will need to be replaces because of an oil leak.

All electrical and rubber parts should be checked for cracks. Cracks in rubber parts means that the rubber is old and dried out and will probably need to be replaced eventually.

Make sure to ask the owner if he has all the receipts for any work that has been done to the vehicle.

Another important piece of advice is to make sure to take the car for a good test drive. Do not be afraid to drive the car a little hard with the owner with you in the car, chances are they will understand, if they object then maybe there is something with the car they are trying to hide and you should move on to another car.

Many people will tell you that buying a used car is a gamble but if you take a good hard look at each car, and not get impulsive to buy, you can remove any gamble and guarantee yourself a jackpot of a car.

Senin, 26 Desember 2011

Go Online To Make Dollars Stretch

In a tight economy, it becomes increasingly difficult to manage money. However, everyone can save, as long as they are willing to invest time and energy. In order to make your dollars stretch as far as they can possibly go, one must be open to innovative money-savings ideas. One amazing way to save money is to stop going to your local mall. Instead, choose to sit in the comfort of your own home and log on to the World Wide Web.

Online shopping, or virtual shopping, is not only a time-saver, but a money saver as well. In order to successfully online shop, you will need access to a credit or debit card. Alternatively, some websites do allow customers to pay via automatic bank account deductions. A word to the wise: make sure that you have money in your account! If you have insufficient funds, you may be liable for monetary penalties from both your bank and the retail facility.

After establishing a reliable mode of payment, you will need to identify your budget and shopping goals. Please note that online shopping exists in nearly every facet of the consumer market. Virtual shops enable customers to purchase groceries, clothing, electronics, office supplies, luxury items and even cars with the click of a button!

When you know what you want to buy, you will be ready to immerse yourself in the world of online shopping. A great place to begin your virtual shopping is to look at the web pages of your favorite shops. Countless retail companies have embraced the virtual market. Those businesses offer accompanying websites.

When you have located a suitable shopping outlet, you should verify its legitimacy. Be careful and overly cautious. Check for seals of approval from the Better Business Bureau. Alternatively, check the accuracy of trademark logos.

Retailers may offer discounts on their websites. Oftentimes, these savings are only accessible online. Savings may be identified through store prompts or coupon codes. In fact, the next time you shop in a physical store, you should scrutinize your receipt. Sometimes, companies post surveys on the receipt. When you complete the online survey, you may earn a ‘thank you coupon.’ Old Navy frequently utilizes this marketing strategy in order to obtain customer feedback.

When shopping at your favorite brick and mortar stores, sign up for their mailing list. Check if these stores offer online savings. This tip also applies to luxury item stores.

Jewelers such as Zales and Helzberg occasionally offer secret sales to their cleitele. High-end jewelry items such as diamonds, pearls and estate jewelry may be found with discounts between 20-45% off the traditional retail price.

Online savings do exist. It is simply up to the customer to look for these savings and take advantage of retail opportunities.

Minggu, 25 Desember 2011

How the Online Ban helps Al Qaeda

Groups like Al Qaeda may very well be using online casinos to raise money for their global Jihad, but does banning online gambling really hurt them. The answer to this question is absolutely not, it actually help them.

The way it helps them is easy to understand. Most of the money spent on online gambling was going to publicly owned British operators, but the online gabling ban passed by the American Congress put a stop to that.

Out of fear of repercussions, as soon as the law was signed these companies sold off all operations dealing with the USA, but online gambling is still going on, so now who is getting the money.

The problem with the Gambling ban is that it does not stop people from gambling online it only stops legitimate operations from getting the money and less reputable ones start getting rich.

It is these small casinos that before went mostly unnoticed, that will now be bringing in the billions that will still be wagered online.

It is also these casinos that have the best chance of being a front for AL Qaeda.

Some so called experts will tell you that this is not true and that it was thru owning shares in these publicly traded online casinos that terrorists were making money, but if they were buying shares of online casinos I am sure they are buying shares of Microsoft and Google. So why not ban them as well?

But once again the American people seem to be getting lied to by their elected Government officials, and it is time that we the people fight back against the government.

It is time we as a nation start to question and demand answers that make sense from them, after all they work for us, don’t they?

If you are tired of all the lies, then there is something you can do.

Jim Nickogoski the creator of the http:www.myspace.com/angryonlinegambler has started a web page to help fight against the Online Gambling Ban, the page also offers an online petition so you can tell the government you do not agree and you demand they reverse this unfair and unjust law.

The only real way for the government to ensure that money made from online gambling is not going to fund terrorism is to work together with the online casinos to regulate the industry with licensing so you really know who is getting your money. Only then can we be sure none of our money is going to the people killing out troops and threatening the American way of life.

So make your voice herd, write letters to senators, congressmen and even the President. Tell them you disagree with the law and ask them for real proof that this law is really what is best for us.

In the end I am sure the law will be reversed, maybe one day the government will learn what most Americans already know a ban on something never works, even if the government showed proof that online casinos are run by terrorists people would still play in them, just because they are not supposed to be it is just human nature.

Sabtu, 24 Desember 2011

Live Poker: How to Win Tournament Games

Now, if you are interested in being the best player, getting really good money and knowing some tricks and advices of what to do in a live tournament games, here is the best place to learn them.

1) Try not to get drunk
Some of the people that are playing, and that have few rounds to play in the tournament don't count the drinks they have during their games and at the very end of the day they don't have power to continue till the last game, which is a pity to loose such a big opportunity, so, don't drink a lot and be prepare for the last round, also come up with all your senses in order. If you drink, do it measurable and just to loose the nerves before the games but also have some other drinks like soda, water, coffee and others to hydrate your self.

2) Is it important where I sit?
Yes it is, in a tournament try not to sit next to the dealer, take a place in where you will feel that you are in front of the dealer to have the feeling that he is giving you a game. Also in a place where you will feel comfortable with your self and you will have a perspective of the other players.

3) Make your self comfortable while playing
Don't show the other players with your position what you cards are telling you. Make sure to seat back and relax, don't adopt positions that will make you move too much or feel uncomfortable during the time of the game. Some players in the tournaments show their game with the position they adopt while playing either putting the elbows on the table or resting in the bumper.

4) Do the most important thing in the brake.
Don't get distracted from what you really need to do in the brake. Take your time to go to the bathroom and rest, sometimes the discussions about the previous game or lines for getting drinks will waste your time for what is really important.

5) Also your words and mimic are important during the game.
When ever you are playing don't show your cards to the other player in the way you talk or look, is important that they will have other impression, for example in your hand Is good you can try on making faces or saying words that show that your hand is not good, then people will think you have a bad game and you will surprise them at the end. This doesn't work all the time so try to find different ways to hide your game.Also you can read the other player's movements and words to see either they are lying or telling the truth in the hand.

Conclusion:
Ok, right now you are equipped with the best advices from the experienced card players at Live Tournament Games, then just bring all your energies and talent to the tournaments. If you are looking for fun and you don't have friends around to play with, remember that there is always a way to play by your self, you will be always welcome at online casinos so go there is you like to gain some practice for your gaming skills.

Jumat, 23 Desember 2011

Top 8 des Bonnes Raisons de Jouer au

Lors de multiples discussions, il en est ressorti que ce qui motive une personne a jouer de plus en plus au casino et autres jeux d'argent est son rapport a la vie.
Pour ces dernieres, la vie elle meme est un jeu. Respirer est un jeu,sortir hors de chez soi est un jeu, bref, meme le quotidien est un jeu. mais le casino, quant a lui, nous offre des sensations uniques car les paris ne sont, contrairement aux mouvemet quotidiens,bases que sur le fruit du hasard. Le casino procure a l'homme une montee d'adrenaline hors norme. Le risque est donc plus fort.


Ainsi, de cette etude. il en est ressorti les resultats suivants:


Le temps des vacances:

Ces 10 dernieres annees, Las Vegas est devenue l'endroit populaire pour jouer en famille car a la mise en place de systeme de resort et d'attractions familiales.


Pour gagner et devenir riche :

De toutes personnes interviewées ces personnes sont les plus representatives du phenomene. Elles sont venues au casino avec l'espoir de devenir riches et de pouvoir changer le cours de leur destin.


Problèmes d'argent :

Rejoint l'idee precedente. Beaucoup semble croire qu'ils peuvent regler leurs problèmes d'argent en jouant. Or, il y a aussi de forte chance, si madame chance n'est pas la, qu'elles engrangent d'avantages de pertes et de problemes si elles ne peuvent gerer leurs jeux et leurs mises.

Salle de Mariage:

Pour certains, se rendre au casino est l'endroit ideal pour celebrer son mariage. Un peu comme dans une eglise quoi. Et de preference a Las Vegas ou Salt Lake City. Leurs salles deviennent a la mode pour ce genre d'evenement en raison de leur prix rentable, l'originalite de leur hall d'accueil et l'espace de la salle pouvant accueillir grand nombre d'invites.


Leurs revenus.

Pour certains, le casino est comme un metier. Certains y passent toute leur journee pour pouvoir remporter une sorte de "salaire" plus ou moins eleve d'ici la fin du mois.


Pour trouver l'ame soeur:

Vous n'imagineriez pas le nombre de personnes celibataires se rendant en casino lors de parties de celibataires, uniquement dns l'espoir de trouver l'ame soeur et pourtant. Grand nombre de personnes interrogees y ont mentionne ce desir.


Pour fuir de chez soi :

La majorite des personnes interrogees ayant repondu pour sortir de chez soi sont essentiellement des gens de la gente masculine, tous maries depuis plus de 10 ans et peres de famille. Ces derniers se rendent generalement au casino en moyenne une fois par mois pendant quelques heures avant de rentrer.


Pour le plaisir :

Ces personnes auraient eu la bonne reponse. Toutefois, j'ai du mal a croire que cette categorie, qui devrait apparaitre en premiere place, ne se trouve au final qu'au bas de la liste. En effet, jouer au casino devrait etre avant tout une partie de plaisir. Integrer une ambiance hors pair d'un casino reel, avoir des boissons gratuites et ameliorer leur techniques de jeux, telles sont leurs principales preoccupations.

Kamis, 22 Desember 2011

How To Increase Your Site Traffic And Succeed With Your Affiliate Marketing Programs

As an affiliate marketer, your main objective is to sell the products and or services offered by your partner merchants. Unless you can do this, you can never hope to make a significant amount of money with affiliate marketing programs. So how do you boost sales? All things being equal, you have to increase your site traffic before you can get more sales. By the law of averages, the more people that are know of the products you are offering, the more products you will sell.

Here are a few tips that can help you boost your site traffic:

1. Optimize your site for the search engines, SEO. The most successful sites on the Internet are the ones that are seen the most. There are many ways to achieve increased visibility on the Internet, but the best method is that of search engine optimization. The details are too technical to discuss here, (here is a great tool to learn SEO, http://tinyurl.com/mogbx) but the purpose of SEO is to help your site get higher rankings on the search engines. If you have ever used a search engine, such as Google, you will notice that any keyword search will return thousands, if not millions of results. Most people won't bother to browse through page after page of results; they will prefer to look into the sites already shown on the first page. Statistically speaking, the sites listed on the first page will get the highest amount of traffic, putting those sites in a better position to make money.

2. Provide fresh content. Your site must be constantly updated if you expect your visitors to keep coming back. Your site must have useful content, as well as tools that will help your target audience. Make your site as easy to navigate as possible, and be sure that your links work the way that they should. There is nothing more frustrating than a “broken” website, and once your site has been labeled as such, chances are slim that people will want to come back.

3. Build an online community. Join some forums and meet people. Build relationships with your potential customers. You are able to put a signature file in many of the forums so be sure to put a link to your site in your signature. Make your visitors feel welcome and appreciated, and they are likely to come back. Be interested in solving their problems and they will thank you with their business.

Making your affiliate marketing program work is really not that much different from operating a traditional business. The only way you can keep your customers is to treat them right. As long as you treat your customers with respect and exert effort in trying to meet their needs, you will find that they will be more than willing to help you with yours.

Rabu, 21 Desember 2011

How To Increase Your Site Traffic And Succeed With Your Affiliate Marketing Programs

As an affiliate marketer, your main objective is to sell the products and or services offered by your partner merchants. Unless you can do this, you can never hope to make a significant amount of money with affiliate marketing programs. So how do you boost sales? All things being equal, you have to increase your site traffic before you can get more sales. By the law of averages, the more people that are know of the products you are offering, the more products you will sell.

Here are a few tips that can help you boost your site traffic:

1. Optimize your site for the search engines, SEO. The most successful sites on the Internet are the ones that are seen the most. There are many ways to achieve increased visibility on the Internet, but the best method is that of search engine optimization. The details are too technical to discuss here, (here is a great tool to learn SEO, http://tinyurl.com/mogbx) but the purpose of SEO is to help your site get higher rankings on the search engines. If you have ever used a search engine, such as Google, you will notice that any keyword search will return thousands, if not millions of results. Most people won't bother to browse through page after page of results; they will prefer to look into the sites already shown on the first page. Statistically speaking, the sites listed on the first page will get the highest amount of traffic, putting those sites in a better position to make money.

2. Provide fresh content. Your site must be constantly updated if you expect your visitors to keep coming back. Your site must have useful content, as well as tools that will help your target audience. Make your site as easy to navigate as possible, and be sure that your links work the way that they should. There is nothing more frustrating than a “broken” website, and once your site has been labeled as such, chances are slim that people will want to come back.

3. Build an online community. Join some forums and meet people. Build relationships with your potential customers. You are able to put a signature file in many of the forums so be sure to put a link to your site in your signature. Make your visitors feel welcome and appreciated, and they are likely to come back. Be interested in solving their problems and they will thank you with their business.

Making your affiliate marketing program work is really not that much different from operating a traditional business. The only way you can keep your customers is to treat them right. As long as you treat your customers with respect and exert effort in trying to meet their needs, you will find that they will be more than willing to help you with yours.

Selasa, 20 Desember 2011

Shakira La Diva Latina

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll nació en 1977 en Colombia y desde los años 1990 en Latinoamérica, y desde los 2000 en los Estados Unidos se ha convertido en una gran figura de la música latina con estilo oriental que la destaca entre los demás artistas.

Ella es una exitosa cantante, escritora, instrumentalista, productora de discos y bailarina la cual ha logrado atraer los oídos y corazones de la millones de jóvenes y no tan jóvenes que disfrutan de su música original, creativa y rebelde.

Sus líricos son originales ya que escribe poesías inusuales en las cuales incluye frases como:"Tu mordiste la manzana y renunciaste al paraíso, y condenaste a una serpiente, siendo tu el que así lo quiso."

Logra producir rimas de una forma única que solo ella conoce y a su vez en sus versiones en ingles que comenzó en el 2001, logro adaptar su propio estilo sin problema de idioma.

Su primer disco en ingles se llama "Laundry Service" (Servicio de Lavanderia) convirtiéndose en un hit impresionante con el cual gano la mayoría de sus 10 Grammys ganados hasta ahora. Las canciones mas conocidas de aquel disco don "Underneath Your Clothes" (debajo de tu ropa) y "Whenever, Wherever" (Suerte) fueron los mas populares. Su música incluye tiene un estilo de Pop con Oriental, Tango, Latino y otros nuevos ritmos originales.

Fijación Oral Vol 1 and 2, fue su siguiente álbum que saco con Alejandro Sanz la canción "Tortura", con Wyclef Jean "Hips don't Lie" y luego con Vellones "Beautiful Lie" otro gran éxito.

Shakira tiene un origen descendiente catalán-Italiano mezclado con católico Libanés, la cual la caracteriza por tener un estilo oriental, latino que ha logrado obtener a lo largo de su popularidad que la diferencia de cualquier otro artista.

Shakira escribió su primer poema llamado "La Rosa de Cristal" a los cuatro años y siguió escribiendo poemas que luego se convirtieron en canciones. A la edad de 8 cuando su hermano fue matado en un accidente de motocicleta Shakira escribió su primera canción llamada "Tus Gafas Oscuras".

Su personalidad por su puesto es expresada en sus líricos y poemas, así es como también políticamente mantiene opiniones bastante polémicas como comentarios "anti-israelíes" salidos en alguna entrevista en la radio resaltando su origen libanés frente al conflicto en medio oriente.

Tu actual novio, futuro marido es Antonio de La Rua, hijo del previo Presidente de la Republica Argentina, quien no es exactamente querido por la población Argentina. A pesar de sus decisiones personales, su éxito como cantante y bailarina sigue siendo un hit y aplaudido por Sudamérica, Estados Unidos, España y demás países.

Su estilo puede ser comparado al de Alanis Morisette, pero con una sensualidad y habilidad de bailar Belly Dance, que la destaca de las demás cantantes. Lo que la ha ayudado a despegar en el mundo Internacional fue cuando saco su disco MTV Unplugged, "Donde Están los Ladrones" en 1999 el cual llego a las casas de millones de jóvenes en Estados Unidos e Europa.

Senin, 19 Desember 2011

How to Recognize a Problem

With more and more people gambling these days, there are more reported cases of gambling Addiction then ever before.

Gambling problems can manifest themselves in many different ways. Some problem gamblers will have all of these signs of their gambling problem and some others may only have one. Gambling addiction affects players of all different forms of gambling like Blackjack, Poker and even Bingo

The most important thing to remember is just because their life is not horrible because of their gambling does not mean there is not a problem, many people can have serious gambling addictions and still hold down a job and make it seem as if everything is fine. This just means that this person has not hit a bottom yet, but eventually it will catch up with them.

Most addicts will stop socializing with anyone not into their addiction, so if suddenly someone you know cuts out all their friends from their life and starts to isolate themselves this can be a sign.

A simple thing to look for is if they are overly interested in the sports scores, and if after reading them to they become ecstatic or depressed. No one likes it when their favorite team loses, but a gambler will have major mood swings depending on if they are winning or losing.

A big sign of gambling addiction is someone who is constantly having money problems and asking to borrow money but never pays it back, but sometimes out of nowhere this person will seem to have large sums of cash.

Lying and stealing is another good clue to a gambling addiction, they will make up all sorts of excuses for their odd behavior, and you may notice small, but expensive items missing from your home.

If when visiting this person if you notice that some of their things are missing, or if they tell you they have had to sell some things, then there is a good chance that what they sold either went to pay of gambling debt or to make new bets.


There are many other signs but these are the most common symptoms of gambling addiction according to addiction professionals. If you see 2 or more of these symptoms in someone you know you should immediately try to get this person to accept their problem and seek professional help.

Without help gambling addiction leads to the same place as drug addiction or alcoholism, eventually they will be overcome by their addiction. At this point they will be fully cut off from friends and family.

Most gamblers with bad addictions usually wind up jobless and in many cases homeless if their addiction is allowed to go unchecked for too long, and studies have shows that people with gambling addictions are more prone to illness because thy allow their health to lapse.

For more information on gambling addiction talk to your family doctor or look on the internet for the gamblers anonymous web site, or from one of the many internet web sites dedicated to helping gambling addicts to locate professional help in their area.

Minggu, 18 Desember 2011

Trials Of An Internet Entrepreneur – A Humorous Beginning

It’s hard to believe that it all began almost a year ago. Time really does fly when you are consumed by the task at hand or even worse, constantly perplexed. My wife and I thought it might be fun to start an Internet store as a side business to my Professional Engineering and Contracting business. After all, I’m somewhat computer literate. How hard or demanding could it possibly be? I figured there must be a cookbook solution somewhere that would define the exact steps that if taken, would catapult us to stardom.

Little did I realize that life on the Internet is quite a bit different than the world of absolute truths that I exist in as an Engineer. Everyone is presented as an expert but few people seem to agree on any given topic. How can perceived reality differ so greatly?

The truth of the matter is, that Internet Reality is defined by the search engines and the algorithms they use to present it, and I doubt very seriously that the folks that really understand it will divulge their secrets anytime in the near future. Therefore any understanding of the reality presented, can only be reactive in nature and speculative at best. I made numerous mistakes in setting up our first store before this concept really sunk in. Without realizing it, I was trying to use an approach which may have been functional, but
did not work well with the search engines and therefore would have always limited our success. I finally came to the conclusion, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”.

My mistakes began at the very beginning, when I purchased a third party PHP shopping cart and loaded it on to a reputable hosting company. Based on everything I was told, this should be a “Walk in the Park” and we should be selling product any day. I was soon to find out that I required a working knowledge of PHP to modify the shopping cart and even worse, my page
requests timed out as often as 60% of the time. Now in all fairness to the software industry, I’m sure there are many quality solutions being offered today. The problem is, which do you buy?

In utter disgust, I turned to a suggestion seen at WorldWide Brands and chose to open up a Yahoo Store. I also purchased the first edition of Online Store Profits and followed it step by step as I created our store and was quickly up and running. From there I purchased Arelis for our link management software and IBP 8 for our site optimization and marketing. Lastly I purchased IDevAffiliate for our affiliate tracking and management needs. I’m sure there are many other effective options that can be chosen, but these are the ones that have worked well for us. Our search engine visibility and subsequent sales continue to improve, and in general “Life Is Good” and we are pleased with our selections.

I share this information with the readers because it’s healthy to admit your own mistakes, especially if it can prevent others from making similar errors. Never use someone else’s opinion, as a replacement for your own that should have been derived by factual research.

Until my next update, have a great day!

Sabtu, 17 Desember 2011

Laughter: Use It to Pick Up Women

Humour, some say, is the fruit of life, and this is especially true when it comes to picking up on a girl no matter where the location. Make them laugh, and I guarantee, that you are very close to getting their phone number and even to getting them to go out with you.

But, as we all know, making them laugh, is easier said than done. Precisely for those who find it difficult to come up with something funny to say, I am adding some funny anecdotes and wise cracks that you can memorize and then use in those situations where you need to get the girl in front of you to laugh.

1) The Prescription:
Did you hear of the lady, who walked into the pharmacist and asked for arsenic?
The man behind the counter asked in wonder, "What do you need that for?
The lady calmly replied," to kill my husband."
The pharmacist was taken aback," Are you crazy? Do you want to get us both into jail? And, anyway, why do you want to kill him? Go to a counselor. Get help for your marriage."
The lady paused and from her purse she removed a set of pictures of her husband and the wife of the pharmacist in some very creative postures.
The pharmacist looked at the snaps, put them down and smiled," lady, why did you not tell me that you have a prescription?"

2) The Tip Book
A wife calls out to her husband, "Have you seen the book, 101 Tips to Live for More Than a Hundred Years?
The husband sheepishly replies, "I burnt it."
"What?" the wife shouted out," why?"
The husband whispered back," Because your mother wanted to read it."

3) Range of Food
Looking at his wife fry meat balls in all kinds of shapes and sizes, Tom tapped her on the shoulder, "Why?"
His wife turned," Because you asked for a variety of food."

4) Mushrooms
Tom was picking mushrooms from the forest floor with his wife, when she picked up one and showed it to Tom," Is this for eating?"
Tom smiled," Yes. As long as you do not cook it."

5) Driving Around
Tom greeted his wife when she returned home," So, my dear, how was your first time driving all alone?"
His wife smiled coyly, "Do you want to hear it from me or read about it in the papers?

6) Drama
A couple are watching a film in their local theater when the wife snuggles close to her husband and points to the screen," Do you think that they will get married in the end?"
The husband sighs," Yes. These movies always have bad endings."

7) The Library
Tom visited the local library, walks up to the librarian and asks, "Do you know where I can find the book, the Supremacy of Men over Women?"
The librarian conducts a short search on the computer and looks up," you will be able to find it in the science fiction."

Conclusion:
While some of these might sound offensive, if you use them well you will be able to display not just a sense of humour, but also that you are exactly the opposite of the stereotype. How? Immediately, after you done, lean over and whisper, But I am not like that, and if you allow me to take you out, you will see that for yourself.

Jumat, 16 Desember 2011

Why Marijuana Should be Legal

Many Americans feel that Marijuana is helping fund the war on terror, but making a war on drugs and keeping Marijuana illegal has not stopped millions of Americans from smoking pot everyday. So what is the answer?

First, why is Marijuana illegal? In the 1930's William Randolph Hearst, who had significant financial interests in the timber industry testified to congress on the evils of marijuana, saying things like it make people insane and commit acts of cannibalism? at this time very few even knew what it was and to stop people from going insane Congress decided to make it illegal.

The truth is many paper manufacturers were thinking of changing from using trees to make paper to using hemp because it was cheaper and easier to grow and better for the environment, and Hearst stood to loose millions so he used his influence and testimony to help get marijuana banned in the USA.

So now that we know why it was made illegal, we can realize that not only would making it legal in the United States stop terrorist from smuggling it into the USA, but would give us another option to cutting down of millions of trees every year for paper products that can be made better from hemp.

Hemp has thousands of uses that we are unable to exploit because of its illegal status.

During WWII hemp was used for the rigging on parachutes as well as rope and material for uniforms.

Nowadays Marijuana can be used to relieve pain and some of the effect of cancer treatments and old age.

It has been proven to slow down the spreading of Alzheimer's, relieve the pressure behind the eyes from glaucoma. It also helps relieve migraine headaches and the side effect of cancer treatment.

But until the United States realizes how much money can be made from legalizing it, it will remain illegal.

This is much like the situation with online casinos in the USA. America was sending billions of dollars out of the country and the government needed to do something to keep the money here, so they banned Online Casino and just like online casinos and online gambling I believe one day the government will learn to take advantage of these things instead of just banning them.

Eventually the USA will realize that the best way to stop the flow of money out of the country is not to ban marijuana or online casinos, but to enter the market and compete.

If the USA did what Amsterdam has done the government would make not only billions in Taxes from the sales of Marijuana, but the economy would boom from all the tourism that it would bring in from all over the world.

The truth of the matter is that legalization is inevitable. The attitude of people has changed so drastically over the last 30 years, that eventually when the younger generations start to take over marijuana will eventually become legal because they understand the truth, and that is banning something only makes the market for it stronger.

Kamis, 15 Desember 2011

Online Survey: Gamers Prefer Roulette

Out of a survey conducted by Gambling Portal, 64% of all gamers prefer to play roulette and not poker, blackjack or even slots. Why?

One of the truly worthy games to play at a casino is roulette. It is not just the spinning of the wheel that gives it its class, but the fact that roulette is a game for true champions. Amateurs steer away from roulette leaving it only to the true gaming enthusiasts.

1) Excitement:
Gamers state that no other game they have played can match the thrill they feel after they have placed their individual bets and the wheel starts to spin and ball flies and jumps from one slot to another. They say that your heart jumps each time the ball collides with the wheel..

2) Simplicity:
In comparison to other games, roulette is simple to learn and simple to play. All you have to do is guess where the ball will come to rest when the wheel stops spinning. Even placing your bet is simple. You can either bet on a number, a row, a couple of rows, a column, a row of columns, a colour: black or red or even on odd or even numbers. To do this you do not need to memorize different hand systems like in poker, or calculate whether they will reach twenty-one like in blackjack. You pick a number or a section of numbers and if ball rests on the numbers you picked, you win.

3) Availability of Game Tables:
Unlike other table games where you sometimes have to wait for hours till a seat opens up for you, roulette table seat up to seven or nine players. There are even some larger tables that seat up to ten. In addition, since roulette is a fast action game, players rotate more often than say at a Texas Holdem match.

4) The Croupier:
Unlike other game tables, at roulette the croupier is an active component of the game. When they state out aloud, No More Bets, everyone sits back and waits. The croupier spins the wheel and he waits along with everyone else for the ball to roll down into the inside track and rest on a particular colour and number. Then, the croupier announces the number and hands out the winnings.

5) Coloured Chips:
To make it easier for you to track your chips amidst all the other chips, your chips are of a different colour than all the rest of the players. There is no other game that allows you this option. This means that you can track your chips super easily even if they are at the other end of the table.

6) No Cheating:
People try and cheat at all games. But in roulette, no one is allowed to keep his hands over the table until the croupier finishes handing out all the money won. Even the croupier himself keeps his hands away and uses a long stick to distribute the chips.

Conclusion:
Out of all the different games, those you can bet on at a regular or online casino or at home and those you can play for fun on your home computer, gamers seek out and play roulette for all the of the above reasons. They think it is the game that has everything in all one package. They must know what they are talking about.

Rabu, 14 Desember 2011

MySpace + CitySearch = neEvent

How many times do you imagine the average entrepreneur changes or alters his or her business plan. One big mistake many businesses starting out make is following there business plan like a road map. A business plan is a guide to keep you focused and busy constantly building and adding on to your final product.

I began my quest six years ago with one thing in mind and that was to provide Boston nightlife information online for free. I had hopes of generating enough traffic to maybe make some advertising dollars on the side.

So I started my beta versions / prototypes but I never finished the complete project due to a massive disorder I have, I think the term most commonly used is A.D.D. (Another Day Dreaming). It took many years to do so, but I am now prescribed Strattera and I have the focus and drive to complete tasks fully.

I think I’m wandering off a little so lets get back to the point of this piece.

In the beginning of 2006 I developed neEvent which is short for New England event. My plan from the start was to deliver online nightclub, restaurant, lounge, sport, music, family and adult entertainment event information and services. I wanted to give the users the ability to get on v.i.p. guest lists for participating events. This was the main focus of my winning strategy which I believed would bring the users and eventually make some money. After months of planning, development and testing I launched the site in February. I set up newsletters, event alerts and other campaigns to collect email addresses and contact information.

By May things were going better then expected for the short period of time on the web with minimal capital for advertising or marketing and very little search engine exposure.

How else can I make my internet destination sticky, I needed to give the users a reason to come back to the site other then to browse events and get on guest lists.

I looked around and everywhere you look, local news, national magazines, your brother and sister, your best friends, everyone is using MySpace. So the question is how can I capitalize off of this new phenomenon and utilize their successful business strategy with my business plan.

It took about one hour to come up with the idea and about one week to develop and integrate with neEvent website. So I built an social event portal giving registered user the ability to add themselves to an event list or guest list and then view other user’s profile page who are attending the same events. Now you can find other users who have the same interests in events as you and you can contact them via email or phone and then meet up with them at the event which you both are attending.

That’s what I would call Social Networking!

MySpace + CitySearch = neEvent

It’s only been one month but so far and I have 300 registered users who are using all of the features we provide. Let’s see how things end up six months from now.

Selasa, 13 Desember 2011

Shop On The Go With Vending Machines

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A vending machine is a mechanical and self-operating machine, which dispenses a product whenever a customer inserts money into it. Vending machines include a currency detector, which confirms whether the amount of money deposited is enough to purchase the desired item.

Vending machines are generally placed in busy and high-traffic locations including: in or near restrooms, in break rooms, next to entrances or exits, by coffee makers, next to change machines, next to listening stations at music stores, next to water fountains, nearby the receptionist area, next to other vending machines, next to cash registers, or near waiting areas.

The types of products sold through vending machines vary. In western countries such as the U.S., vending machines commonly sell snacks, beverages, newspapers or even instant photos. Vending machines may even sell alcoholic drinks and cigarettes though this is no longer encouraged because of underage buyers.

In Japan, vending machines are widely used because of its highly mobile population that prefers to shop on the go on foot or by bicycle. In fact, Japan has the highest number of vending machines per capita, with about one machine for every 23 people. Japanese vending machines stock a much wider variety of items; other than the usual drinks, snacks, liquor and cigarettes, vending machines have been known to carry less conventional items such as toilet paper, rice, eggs, toilet paper, wine and underwear etc.

Vending machines are classified mainly according to the products they carry. Below are just some examples:

* With newspaper vending machines, a customer opens the vending machine and gets a newspaper of his choice. But there is the possibility of thievery if a customer takes more newspapers than paid for.

* Candy vending machines sell candy, gumball, capsule with a small jewelry or toy, or bouncy balls. This type of vending machine is relatively inexpensive, and the gross margins can be quite high -- gumballs, for example, can be purchased in bulk for only 2 cents each but can be sold for 25 cents.

* Soda and snack vending machines are more in demand, as snacks and soda are needed by many locations.

* Vending machines that sell specialized items such as tampons, tissue paper and sanitary napkins in ladies' toilets; and cologne and condoms in men's toilets.

Nowadays the vending machine business is a great business opportunity for anyone. Initial investment into a vending machine business is not very much and it is even possible to start with just used vending machines. Before you jump into a vending machine business you should scope out some good locations for your vending machines.

Senin, 12 Desember 2011

How to get Online legalized in the USA

For many people the several hors drive to the nearest casino just is not realistic because of their busy lives, in California last week a man was arrested for locking his kids in the car while he went into a casino to gamble, but he would have been able to sit at home and watch his kids if he could have logged into an online casino.

But the law is reversible. Now is the time when politicians who have been eyeing the ultimate seat of power will start declaring their intention on running in the next presidential election.

This is where the American people have the power. Now is the time to start protesting the Unlawful gambling act.

Thru protest at the candidate’s rallies you will tell them this is an issue that is not going away. The issue of online gambling managed to get the American people to put the Democrats into power in congress, and now it can do the same for the highest political office in the United States.

When ever a presidential hopeful is appearing in your area you should hold a rally outside where ever it is the candidate will be appearing. Try to locate the entrance and exit they will use and make sure t have people with signs and chanting slogans.

By making Online Gambling a hot issue the candidate will have to address it. If a candidate can not get votes they will not win so if they think they can win by getting the gambling vote they will take up your cause.

Besides protests, I also recommend

Letter writing campaigns: letter writing campaigns are a great tool it allows you to tell your leaders how you feel and gives them a good sense of how strong the American people feel about the subject.

Petitions: petitions are much the same as letter writing except that instead of thousands of letters the receiver of the petition only gets 1 letter with the names of all the signatures on it.

The internet is a great tool for protesting, it allows you to pass your letter or petition to people not only all over the country but the entire world, and can also help spread useful information about protest marches by being accessible to everyone with an internet connection


There are also several myspace pages dedicated to trying to get the laws changed thru protest. The Angryonlinegambler is one such page. He not only offers an online petition but also a message board for people to leave messages about gatherings, and rants about how the government is making the wrong decisions.

It is also important to highlight the benefits to legalized online gambling

Millions of dollars a year could go to the American Government from taxing American player’s winnings, and if American land based casinos were allowed to get into the action then the government could make hundreds of millions for schools, and to further the war on terrorism.


Legalized Online Gambling in the USA would create hundreds of thousand if not millions of much needed new jobs in the customer service industry in the United States and would there for benefit the government.

Minggu, 11 Desember 2011

NSI Makes The Most Of Its Database With Dot Com Directory

Network Solutions Iraqi National Congress volition today launching its Dot Com Directory, a tool that uses the extensive database of companies that rich person registered region name calling done NSI and combines it with information from other database companies to produce a rival to the numerous yellow pages-like directories on the vane. Companies that registry their domains through with(p) NSI testament automatically qualify for a itemization and those that registered through and through 1 of the handful of companies that tin compete with NSI in the world name registration market tin can pay $119 to be included for two years. The advantage this has o'er other directories, says NSI VP marketing Doug Wolford is that the companies toilet alter their itemisation themselves at any time. And the advantage for NSI is that it has this ready-made database of companies that wealthy person registered , because until a few weeks ago it held the worldwide monopoly on the overhaul. There is a lot of debate in the internet community at the moment across World Health Organization precisely owns the rights to the register database, which contains all the domains registered in .com, .net and .org.

NSI reasserted its claim last week to the rights to the intellectual property. However, Wolford points come out that this is less controversial because it is the registrar database that NSI is working from, which until very recently was just the same as the , but now that other companies lavatory file directly into the operated by NSI under its agreement with the US government, this inspection and repair becomes I of the value- adds that NSI lav crack registrant that cross-file their NSI. NIS has partnered with infoUSA to compile its database of businesses with the ones that give birth registered land to construct what Wolford calls a "business hub" on the entanglement, aimed primarily at small- to medium-sized businesses. It has also partnered with GTE SuperPages and Looksmart WHO wish help spread the word links.

The second form, which bequeath be rolled come out of the closet within three months leave fling businesses a placeholder World Wide Web site until they john get their own up and running, and the third phase angle go the ability for businesses to be certified as a supplier of particular products and services in the hope of creating trading communities. Financial information and news on the companies is provided a deal with Hoover's and Infoseek spin-off Newsreal INC. The service of process deliver 1.8 million businesses in the database at plunge today and NSI move its other "acid com": branded tools, such as back breaker com mail and the battery-acid com toolkit to a new site

Sabtu, 10 Desember 2011

How To Find All The Information You Want Online

It has often been said that having knowledge of a subject is the true measure of power, and as more and more of us are turning to the internet each day trying to quench our thirst for this knowledge, being able to find sources of quality information has never been so important to us.

Many people dream of finding a website that would be able to provide them with information on every topic they were interested in exploring.

Fortunately, unknown to many people, there is already such a website that specialises in the supply of over 11,000 different information products, its name is ClickBank.

ClickBank is a company that handles the secure collection of payments for thousands of web businesses that sell digital books, commonly known as e-books, as well as software that can be immediately downloaded online.

ClickBank is not just a payment processor for businesses which sell information and software related to making money on the internet, you can get information on a whole range of subjects, for example, how to improve your golf swing, advice on finding your ideal partner, through to advice on how to potty train your new puppy.

ClickBank supports the sale of information under the following nine headings, Business to Business, Health & Fitness, Home & Family, Computing & Internet, Money & Employment, Marketing & Ads, Fun & Entertainment, Sports & Recreation and Society & Culture.

Each product is checked against ClickBank's guidelines before being allowed to be sold by the seller through their system.

In 2005 ClickBank upgraded their systems to allow you to pay using your PayPal account, instead of using a credit card.

For your peace of mind, if you are unhappy with your purchase and are unable to resolve the issue with the seller directly, ClickBank are happy to get involved and can process refunds directly.

Another feature of ClickBank is that it provides sellers with an opportunity to set up their own professional affiliate program. This allows other people to advertise ClickBank products on the sellers' behalf, in return for a percentage of the selling price. This allows the seller to increase their sales without increasing their advertising costs, a true win-win situation.

ClickBank have also recently added a search facility to their site, previously it had been difficult to search their marketplace, which led to several ingenious people creating online tools to simplify this task for us all.

My personal favourites are Jeff Mulligan's CBMall; this has an excellent search function which can be easily added to any website or blog, the other being Rick Davies PRO2 stores, which can be modified to allow ClickBank affiliates to recommend their favourite ClickBank products.

So, if you're having trouble finding the knowledge you want to improve your career, relationships, or the enjoyment of your hobbies, I recommend investigating ClickBank.

You can go directly to their site, or use the convenience of ClickBank stores to find all the information you want.

To your success,

Carl Morgan

Jumat, 09 Desember 2011

How To Increase Your Targeted Website Traffic

When people start a website they feel they need to make changes to increase their website traffic when in reality it is their targeted website traffic they need to focus on. Having hundreds of thousands of people come to your website a day means nothing if what you offer isn’t what they’re looking for. You have to find out what people want to know and what they need to help gear your website towards your targeted website traffic. So how do you do this?

The first thing you must do to reach your targeted website traffic is find one niche and focus on that. Too many times people try to promote more products than they need to which hurts their traffic. If you focus on one product or service as your main item, you will gain knowledge on the product and be able to promote it the correct way. People want to know that you know what you’re talking about and that isn’t always as easy as it sounds when you have multiple niches.

While you need to focus on one niche, you need to also offer items that are closely related to your niche. For example, if you sell shoes on your website then you need to offer shoe laces and waterproof protector and so on. This will make your site more appealing and increase your targeted website traffic. Try not to offer more than needed; stick to items that will be of interest to your guests.

In order to increase your targeted website traffic you have to determine what your targeted website traffic consists of. Figure out who you are targeting and experiment with your site to see what types of visitors are coming more than others. After you have determined who you are targeting, begin adjusting your site to make it more appealing for the targeted crowd. Go to forums and peoples blogs to see what questions they have that you can answer on your website. The more your website focuses on your targeted crowd, the more people you will get.

Lastly, remember to continuously add free content. If you give the readers new content every day they will return to your website to see what you’ve added. Give the readers information that they want to know but have not heard of yet. To increase your targeted website traffic you must make a post or two a day to keep people entertained with your site. Also, try to build up an email database so that you can drop people a quick email notifying them of changes to your website from time to time.

It is important that you stay focused on increasing your targeted website traffic over your website traffic in general. Focusing on a particular niche will drive in your targeted website traffic because your niche is specific. Just remember, the more targeted website traffic you receive, the more productive your site is.

Kamis, 08 Desember 2011

Modern Day Coupon Clipping

If you sit at home, read the newspaper, and cut out coupons, you are missing new and exciting ways to save money. Today’s best savings are found not in the newspaper, but online. In fact, modern day coupon clipping is an art form that requires careful comparison-shopping and computer savvy.

To identify the best deals, customers should request placement on the postal and email lists of a favorite store. Joann’s, a craft store, offers significant customer savings via coupons distributed in response to customer-initiated email solicitation. Most of their online coupons offer customers 40-50% off the retail price of a selected item(s).

Some online promotions are exclusive to company websites. This means that savings are offered only via website purchase and mail order delivery. Other stores require that coupons are redeemed online, yet the items are picked up in the physical store. It is critical that the customer understand the terms of the coupon. Some coupons, for example, can only be utilized in the physical store even if the coupon was accessed via the web. No matter what the terms of the coupon agreement are, all online coupons delivered to specific customers are delivered only to those customers who opted to receive email notification. In other words, email access is the key to accessing discounts.

Jewelers such as Zales and Helzberg occasionally offer ‘secret’ sales to their clientele. High-end jewelry items such as gold necklaces, diamond rings, pearl earrings, and luxury watches may be found with discounts between 20-45% off traditional retail prices. From time to time, virtual discounts are cheaper than advertised ‘in print’ sale prices. In those instances, if you do not look online, you will miss significant price cuts.

Markdowns are also found through ‘internet only’ coupons located on the websites of Kmart, Joann’s and Michaels. Some ‘internet only’ coupons are available through popular website advertising or through pop-up ads. Unfortunately, those savings are obtained solely by chance.

Other virtual websites are discovered systematically via keyword internet searches. For example, JCPenny often offers its customers reasonably priced portrait packages through their Portrait Studios website. For example, Dillard’s, Sears, Express and Gap all have easy to use websites.

Finally, in the quest to save money while online shopping, do not overlook third-party advertisement or price comparison websites. On those sites, you are given the opportunity to search for a particular item and compare selling prices on any number of websites. In minutes, its search engine will produce available price postings from an array of sellers. From there, it is up to the customer to select purchasing options.

Rabu, 07 Desember 2011

Get Paid Through Online Surveys

How many times have you closed or blocked pop-ups inviting you to take a survey? And not just any survey, you'll also get payment for taking them. Think about the times you dismiss these advertisements thinking they are just nonsense and worse, Spams. It might surprise you but there is truth in what these ads are telling you all along. You can get paid by answering surveys on the Net. Paid surveys, online surveys, surveys for cash, whatever you call it. They are companies' means to determine the existence of a market for their products.

Large companies spend and invest huge amounts of cash annually for these advertising deals. Surely, they don't want to waste that much money on ineffective advertising programs. Compared to the money they would lose if the campaigns or the product turned out to be ineffective and a flop, paying you to give them a consumer's feedback is not a big deal. But these companies would not want to disrupt their daily operations to conduct these surveys themselves. As a result, they hire another company, a "middleman" to facilitate market research.There are numerous sites that are willing to give you money for joining in their online surveys. These sites or companies do market research for large corporations for a price. They aim to determine if their clients' products will be a hit to the consumers or a flop. They are also tasked to learn what consumers like about the product, or what they like to change about it. These paid surveys, online surveys, surveys for cash, and polling sites also gauge the efficiency and effectivity of their clients' advertising campaigns.

However, do not think that earning a living through paid surveys, online surveys, surveys for cash, and polling sites. There are common misconceptions and exaggerations about answering paid surveys on the `Net. Aside from sending out a minimum of two to five surveys monthly, many advertisers and teasers may state that earning $250 per hour in doing paid online surveys is possible. Although this possibility is not discounted, ordinary paid surveys will give you around two bucks to a twenty. Large payments usually come from sites doing intensive research like focus groups or product trials. Though not a stable source of steady income, these surveys are a great way to earn extra money.

Signing up for these surveys are also very easy. If you don't wish to pay fees then skip databases and company directories that require payments for their use. There are numerous databases and sites that offer these directories for free. Though this directories don't send you surveys, they have lists of companies who are currently doing market research which you may join. Remember, in making significant money doing paid surveys, online surveys, surveys for cash, and polling sites join as many as you can. No non-compete clause to be signed anyway.

Selasa, 06 Desember 2011

Internet Home Business Tips

There are three important things to consider when running an Internet home business. All will help to increase the fair market value of your company. A web site is a great source of advertising and distribution for a home Internet business. The name of the game is cash flow and one needs to know how to generate this in the virtual world. How will the World Wide Web help out your home business and gain you some cash flow?

Expand markets and increasing sales. The Internet gives the business owner a chance at a much broader market area. There are no more geographic restrictions to hold you back. Simply just building a web site won’t automatically grant you more business. You will need to market to your targeted audience to gain more business. Once properly marketed a web site is a very effective way to reach new and current customers. This can truly make sales a great thing. The web provides the company with a 24 hour per day 7 days a week brochure to be viewed at the client’s leisure. A professional looking web page is of the utmost importance. It is the client or potential client’s first view of who you are and what you do. You will want to utilize Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to increase the traffic onto your site and get better and higher ratings. This will make sure your web site is in the first few pages of search results. You can also hire a consultant to help you with marketing if you don’t know what you are doing. Alternatively you can use an automation software like SEO Elite to help you reaching the top spots of the search engines (http://www.my-linker.com/hop/seo_elite).

Maximize your profitability. Using the Internet will also allow you to increase your profitability. Not to mention streamline automation in your home business. It will be easy for your customers to order replacements parts, refer friends and family, and order new products you carry faster. You will only be a click away from a sale. You will be able to use e-mail to show off new products and give your customers coupons. Make sure to have a spot on your web site that allows the customer or potential customer to fill in their name and e-mail address. This will allow you to give them promotions and newsletters regularly. The more they see and hear from you the better off you will be and the more you will make.

Increase customer retention. The Internet also provides a great amount of customer contact and support. Being readily available for immediate response to your clients makes them trust and respect you. They will want to do business with you again. Also the content that you provide your customers with will also keep them coming back to hear the latest news and learn more. This is a great way to keep customers visiting till a new product is introduced. They will be more likely to buy from you again if they got to read about the benefits and have faith you will be there for them.

Senin, 05 Desember 2011

Selling Services Online

Is it possible to take a normal offline service business like a legal practice, private medical practitioner or even a real estate business and make money with it from the Internet?

As someone who’s been doing this since 1996, I say the answer is a resounding “YES”.

If you are a business owner, or even an affiliate marketer, you know how hard it is to make a living online.

Many so-called Internet Marketing gurus will tell you that the only way to make money online is to create your own information products, hype them up with a completely fictitious sales letter and then sell via Clickbank, allowing an army of keen and eager affiliates to do your marketing for you.

Whilst that can and does work, there are other paths that are equally successful.

I know from experience, having made my living online by using my own web sites to promote other people’s businesses.

The business I chose were all service oriented. The reason for this is that a service business typically has a low overhead in order to provide the service.

I found that they were more willing to provide me with a larger share of the fees I was able to generate.

The key is to use sales language and “speak” to the businesses clients in language that they understand and respond to.

For example, there’s no point using a 5 page sales letter when you’re trying to sell the services of a conservative legal practice – it just won’t work.

The other key thing is to build the web site in a way that it looks to be providing objective advice.

People like objectivity when they are buying.

The sites I tend to concentrate on are business to business sites. I just don’t like selling to individuals, as they have less money to spend and are infinitely more fussy than a corporate buyer who typically just wants the facts.

My approach works and through various web sites, I have attracted the business of quite a few household name clients for my clients.

The great thing about the way I do business, is that I don’t necessarily have a client when I build my web sites.

Instead, I build a web site based on a certain topic and then quite literally build a business around it.

The sales copy doesn’t have to be blistering hot, it just has to be convincing and contain a strong call to action for the reader on the particular web page.

Make that call to action strong enough and the customers will come knocking on the door and there will be no need for cold-calling. The web site does the selling for you.

Of course, it’s not just down to the sales copy. There are a number of tools that can be used very effectively in order to make selling services online extremely easy.

Minggu, 04 Desember 2011

Internet Home Business Tips

There are three important things to consider when running an Internet home business. All will help to increase the fair market value of your company. A web site is a great source of advertising and distribution for a home Internet business. The name of the game is cash flow and one needs to know how to generate this in the virtual world. How will the World Wide Web help out your home business and gain you some cash flow?

Expand markets and increasing sales. The Internet gives the business owner a chance at a much broader market area. There are no more geographic restrictions to hold you back. Simply just building a web site won’t automatically grant you more business. You will need to market to your targeted audience to gain more business. Once properly marketed a web site is a very effective way to reach new and current customers. This can truly make sales a great thing. The web provides the company with a 24 hour per day 7 days a week brochure to be viewed at the client’s leisure. A professional looking web page is of the utmost importance. It is the client or potential client’s first view of who you are and what you do. You will want to utilize Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to increase the traffic onto your site and get better and higher ratings. This will make sure your web site is in the first few pages of search results. You can also hire a consultant to help you with marketing if you don’t know what you are doing. Alternatively you can use an automation software like SEO Elite to help you reaching the top spots of the search engines (http://www.my-linker.com/hop/seo_elite).

Maximize your profitability. Using the Internet will also allow you to increase your profitability. Not to mention streamline automation in your home business. It will be easy for your customers to order replacements parts, refer friends and family, and order new products you carry faster. You will only be a click away from a sale. You will be able to use e-mail to show off new products and give your customers coupons. Make sure to have a spot on your web site that allows the customer or potential customer to fill in their name and e-mail address. This will allow you to give them promotions and newsletters regularly. The more they see and hear from you the better off you will be and the more you will make.

Increase customer retention. The Internet also provides a great amount of customer contact and support. Being readily available for immediate response to your clients makes them trust and respect you. They will want to do business with you again. Also the content that you provide your customers with will also keep them coming back to hear the latest news and learn more. This is a great way to keep customers visiting till a new product is introduced. They will be more likely to buy from you again if they got to read about the benefits and have faith you will be there for them.

Sabtu, 03 Desember 2011

Selling Services Online

Is it possible to take a normal offline service business like a legal practice, private medical practitioner or even a real estate business and make money with it from the Internet?

As someone who’s been doing this since 1996, I say the answer is a resounding “YES”.

If you are a business owner, or even an affiliate marketer, you know how hard it is to make a living online.

Many so-called Internet Marketing gurus will tell you that the only way to make money online is to create your own information products, hype them up with a completely fictitious sales letter and then sell via Clickbank, allowing an army of keen and eager affiliates to do your marketing for you.

Whilst that can and does work, there are other paths that are equally successful.

I know from experience, having made my living online by using my own web sites to promote other people’s businesses.

The business I chose were all service oriented. The reason for this is that a service business typically has a low overhead in order to provide the service.

I found that they were more willing to provide me with a larger share of the fees I was able to generate.

The key is to use sales language and “speak” to the businesses clients in language that they understand and respond to.

For example, there’s no point using a 5 page sales letter when you’re trying to sell the services of a conservative legal practice – it just won’t work.

The other key thing is to build the web site in a way that it looks to be providing objective advice.

People like objectivity when they are buying.

The sites I tend to concentrate on are business to business sites. I just don’t like selling to individuals, as they have less money to spend and are infinitely more fussy than a corporate buyer who typically just wants the facts.

My approach works and through various web sites, I have attracted the business of quite a few household name clients for my clients.

The great thing about the way I do business, is that I don’t necessarily have a client when I build my web sites.

Instead, I build a web site based on a certain topic and then quite literally build a business around it.

The sales copy doesn’t have to be blistering hot, it just has to be convincing and contain a strong call to action for the reader on the particular web page.

Make that call to action strong enough and the customers will come knocking on the door and there will be no need for cold-calling. The web site does the selling for you.

Of course, it’s not just down to the sales copy. There are a number of tools that can be used very effectively in order to make selling services online extremely easy.

Jumat, 02 Desember 2011

How to Analyze a Competitor’s Website

Competitors' websites, if analyzed properly, can give you all sorts of information that you can use to increase the traffic and the popularity of your site. Here is an article on how to analyze a competitor's website.

Identifying the Leaders

Start off by identifying the major players. A good place to do this is Yahoo’s directory. It is good to view the major players in similar fields to your own so that you have a better view of your web site as perceived by others. You may want to print out the directory to take a closer look. Check some of the bigger companies and find out some of the innovative approaches and new products offered.

Sites like Media Metrix 500 can tell you which companies get the most traffic, and you can learn about the relative traffic by using Alexa. It is a free add-on to your browser that ranks the traffic for each site you visit and informing you whether it is in the top 100 or top 1000 ranking. This gives you a rough idea of where your competitors are in the ranking order.

Scrutinize the Leaders

The next step is to study the top 5 or 10 competitors very closely. There is a lot that can be learned by looking at competitors' web sites and analyzing them. These are the things that you should look for:

1. Make sure you check to see what products or services competitors offer, and note anything that’s different from your own offerings.

2. Look for gaps that you could fill.

3. Think about the look, feel and functionality of the competitors' web sites.

4. Check the advertising campaigns and offers they are running.

5. Look at their strengths and weaknesses, from the customer’s point of view.

6. See if you can figure out their strategy.

If you are dealing with a public company then you can get detailed information from proper sources and write down the names of their key players. Then it is possible to look for any interviews, articles or speeches they might have made about relating to their web site.

Look for Strengths, Vulnerabilities, and Gaps

Now summarize the information you have found into few sentences for each competitor, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each one. Note down the strategies to be followed to counter your competitor’s offering.

With this research, you can create or modify your marketing plan. Be sure to include how you intend to deal with competition, and what steps you think you would require getting top rankings in the search engines. On the basis of your research on your competitors' websites, you need to make a decision of either to compete with your competitor or walk out of the competition and focus on other areas.

Don’t get frightened away prematurely, though – make sure you know what you are getting into before you start, and don’t let big companies intimidate you. Remember that you can move faster than your competitors if you have confidence in your abilities. All you need to do is offer your customers things that they cannot find anywhere else.

Kamis, 01 Desember 2011

Seven Ways to Generate Income From Your Website

If you own your own website, there are a variety of things you can do to generate extra income for yourself. To enjoy the most success for your efforts, you must take into consideration your existing website content, as well as your particular target audience. You will also want to know the approximate number of visitors you regularly receive to your website.

Once you have this information, you can implement any of the following:

1. Include Google Adsense on your web pages. Google delivers text and image ads that are targeted to your site and its content. When people click on an ad, you will receive a portion of the amount paid to Google by the advertiser. On average, you can expect to receive anywhere between 2 cents to a dollar per click, depending on the keyword.

2. Make money selling other people's products and services through affiliate programs. Each program you register for should provide you with an affiliate link to track your referrals. Depending on the program, you will normally be paid on a per sale basis or for each sign-up you generate.

3. Sell advertising space on your web site. You could sell banner and/or classified ads. If you want to make additional money, sell sponsor ads and place them is a special section or towards the top of your website for the most exposure.

4. If you have enough web space available on your server, you could rent web pages to other people. You could also give the web pages away for free, but include your banner or advertisement on them to generate income for yourself.

5. Charge people a fee to access a dedicated part of your website. People will pay you money for your website content if it's valuable to them. The content can be ebooks, reports, software, etc.

6. Sell your own products or services. Of course, they should be related to your target audience. You will also want the ability to securely accept credit card payments directly from your website. Other forms of payment such as PayPal, ClickBank, etc. is also preferred. Delivery of your product should be as fast as possible.

7. Publish an e-zine from your website. Have people subscribe to the e-zine right from your web site. In addition to direct sales of products or services you are promoting, you could sell classified or sponsor advertising inside your e-zine.

Each of these ideas will generate income, but if you are a new website owner, I recommend starting with Google Adsense. These ads continue to grow in popularity and are easy to customize and install on your web pages–simply copy and paste a block of HTML.

For new internet home business entrepreneurs, in addition to Google Ads, you should also consider affiliate programs. Most affiliate programs are free to join and usually offer marketing tools and resources that are readily available for your use.