Archive for January, 2009



Opt in Magic

Posted By Brent Sweet on January 20, 2009 @ 2:16 pm
by Ben Hartsuff

Creating a newsletter for your opt-in subscribers provides many benefits in terms of driving traffic into your site as well as boosting the sales and profits of your site and company. This is a marketing ploy that will not blast your marketing budget and will not require many man-hours in developing this project.

With your newsletter, you can inform the public about your company and products as well as services. You can keep them posted and updated about what’s going-on with your company as well as your promotions and offerings. With these, you can remind your subscribers that you are still here and willing to offer them good deals and services.

Newsletters also allow you to impress your subscribers. It can show your expertise and knowledge about the topic at hand and the many benefits you can offer them. When you impress people, they will become potential customers and recommend you to their friends, colleagues and family (potential future customers).

If you do not have a newsletter or publishing one for your site, then you may have to do some research and be well informed on how to publish one. It is not as easy as it seems but if and when you get the right idea and process, it will be smooth sailing from there on. Try to take the time to learn what you need to learn and get that newsletter ready to attract subscribers to your newsletter as well as traffic to your site.

In the next few paragraphs, I will provide you with some things to reflect on when you decide to start your newsletter for your site. Here are five things to consider when publishing a newsletter.

1) Make sure that the content of your newsletter pertains to your business or the theme of your site. Do not dwell too far on what could be regarded as your field of expertise. You have started a site and your theme for your site will always be something you are knowledgeable about. For example; if you have a site that sells auto car parts, your newsletter must contain articles or content like photos that pertain to cars, auto parts and such. You may also include content about your company and your staff.

Remember that visitors of a certain site are there because they are interested in what the site has to offer. If they sign up for an opt-in list or for a newsletter this means that they want to be updated on that theme or subject. Be sure that when you publish your newsletter you are providing for the subscriber as well as their interests.

2) Ensure that you have well written, information riddled and content rich articles. Your articles will be the body of your newsletter and that they should be able to excite your readers as well as provide information. Articles should be well written and checked for errors such as spelling and grammatical errors for it to look professional. The trust of your client to you and newsletter is at stake here.

3) Fact-check your articles. Make sure that you provide true facts and figures so that your reputation as an expert and knowledgeable in that field is not questioned. If you lose the trust of your subscribers these may persuade them to unsubscribe. You will lose many potential sales this way.

4) Provide fresh and new articles that can provide new information to your subscribers. If you publish stale and old news in your newsletter, there is a tendency that people or your subscribers already have read and known about them. This will lose their interest in your newsletter and wont get them to read what is most important, your ads. They may not open or read any of your following newsletters losing your intention in writing and publishing newsletters, to get them to visit your site and make a purchase.

5) Never use copyrighted materials such as photos and articles. This is outright plagiarism, you may get into a lot of trouble for this. You can lose your business and get sued over copyright infringement. If you do not have the time to write your own articles, there are many willing and able professional article writers that can do it for you for a reasonable fee. All your investment in writing and publishing articles will be well worth it when you see your list build up and your traffic increasing.

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Less Carbs For Me Thank You

Posted By Michael on @ 2:12 pm
by Michael

Everybody is talking about low carb diet because losing weight, remaining fit and have a healthy lifestyle is just about everyones wish. When we talk about low carb diet, we should remember that it has its pros and cons and it is very important to have the proper information and knowledge to follow a successful and healthy low carb diet.

Millions of people spend large amounts of money on various diet plans/supplements, but with few real results. The trick is to gain knowledge, be informed and above all understand that low carb diet is not actually a diet in the literal sense, but a lifestyle that one should learn and adopt.

The Low Carbohydrate Diet is generally associated with the Atkins Diet, Zone Diet, Go Lower Diet, South Beach Diet, etc. However, we will have to go through these diets in detail to understand them. Hence, we will take a look at the generic overview.

A study published in the International Journal of Cardiology by the Duke University indicated that low carb diets can reduce the risk of high cholesterol. This diet is said to help one maintain optimal sugar levels. What is Low Carbohydrate Diet? It is a diet form that limits the intake of carbohydrate intake by including food which is low in carbohydrate content.

The American Academy of Family Physicians have define Low Carbohydrate Diet as follows: Low-carbohydrate diets restrict caloric intake by reducing the consumption of carbohydrates to 20 to 60 g per day (typically less than 20% of the daily caloric intake). The consumption of protein and fat is increased to compensate for part of the calories that formerly came from carbohydrates.

Who can follow a low carb diet? There are no restrictions on following a low carb diet, but let us find out who will be benefited the most: a) People who are looking for long-term results in terms of weight loss. b) People who are tired of dieting and not seeing results. c) Someone looking for overall improvement in fitness and lifestyle.

According to experts there is no one form of Low Carb diet. They claim that a Low Carb Diet need not be boring as other diets are presumed in general. The idea is to cut down the unhealthy carbs from your diet. What you may eat and may not? The general idea is to cut down on carbohydrates. This consists of White foods that are high in digestible carbohydrates including white rice, potatoes, food with white flour such as bread, pasta, donuts, etc. However, there are white foods that are low in carbohydrate content such as onions, cauliflowers and tofu which can be consumed.

Dieters are prescribed food high in proteins and fats such as meats and soy products as well as food such as green leafy vegetables that are low in carbohydrates. To conclude, keeping in mind the lack of a definite routine structure for a Low Carbohydrate Diet, it is important to be well-informed and consult a dietician before beginning this diet.

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Dog Food Secrets: A Book Review of the new Expose

Posted By Elliott Concagh on @ 1:52 pm
by Elliott Concagh

Noble was in Andrew Lewis’ arms as he slowly died from a lethal injection. Andrew cried as he said goodbye.

We empathize with what Andrew felt that cloudy Wednesday afternoon. Many of us have had to say our goodbyes to a dog we dearly loved as we sat in a vet’s office under very similar circumstances.

The thing that made Nobles death even more disquieting was his age. He died at 4 years old and, until a month before his death, appeared to be healthy, energetic and playful.

How did this happen to a dog so young?

Food Noble ate poisoned him.

Mr. Lewis was, of course, the one who fed Noble. He felt as though he was the one totally responsible for Noble’s death.

Mr. Lewis stood and listened to his vet explain that Noble had died of kidney failure caused by preservatives in the commercial dog food he was fed.

This story starts as Andrew begins to comprehend the cause of death of his much loved pet.

There are stages to grief. Andrew saw his grief turn into rage. From his rage came a vow. A deep seated determination.

In his new book, “Dog Food Secrets,” Andrew explains how he spent three years of his life, and over $12,000 of his own money, investigating commercial dog food manufacturing. He also learned along the way a great deal about canine health and nutrition.

The book is about his journey of discovery. He shares with us some horrific truths about the ingredients found in many commercial dog foods:

***Toxic preservatives capable of producing organ cancers of every major organ in the body

***Dead animals scraped up off of highways

***Dogs and cats that were euthanized

***Dangerous chemicals used to put down animals

***Tick and flea collars, plastic bags, and I.D. tags

As the book continues, the rage turns into a determination to help animals and educate their owners on their safety and welfare.

Here are a few of the points dealing with ways owners can protect their animals:

***Interpreting the double talk on dog and cat food labels.

***Identifying the few healthy brands of commercial dog food (there isn’t even enough of them to comprise a top ten list).

***The reasons natural home made dog food is your best alternative

***Homemade dog food recipes (over 30 of them!)

***How your dog can live more years than expected

The book is dedicated to Noble and all the other dogs that have suffered food poisoning at the hands of their masters. The author is determined to make certain that what Noble suffered will not be suffered by other pets. And what Andrew Lewis suffered will not be suffered other dog owners.

It is a compelling read.

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Adventurous Dive Spots in Hurghada, Egypt

Posted By Ed J Price on January 19, 2009 @ 2:51 pm
by Ed J Price

Some of the best scuba diving in the world is found in the Red Sea, at Hurghada, Egypt. This seaside town used to be a fishing village, but has now turned into an international resort and tourist destination. It is known for the beautiful, vivid colored underwater gardens and coral reefs, making some of the worlds greatest dive spots in Hurghada.

Rare and exotic marine life along with coral thrives in the warm and crystal clear Red Sea. The red, orange, yellow and even pink corals come alive making it one of the most beautiful and serene places that’s perfect for scuba diving.

Hurghada

The town of Hurghada has become the gateway to the Red Sea, and is the central resort town on the beaches surrounding the Red Sea. With growing resort areas to the North and South, Hurghada has become central to the development of this thriving tourist destination. The best time to visit is June to September for the best diving.

Summer all year round plus to sandy beaches to back it up, there is no better place to go. Hurghada is also a great spot for all types of water sports. It has over 100 resorts located right on the Red Sea. Other water sports include windsurfing, snorkeling, and water skiing. You can also take a catamaran out for the day.

Great Dive Spots in Hurghada

Hilton Hurghada Long Beach Resort situated right on the Red Sea is a great place that offers scuba diving expeditions. Just off the beach at Hilton Long Beach are wonderful dive spots.

You can go on boat dives around the Giftun Islands, which is another great dive spot close to Hurghada. Some places offer day diving and night diving trips.

Thistlegorm wreck can be found on the Shaab Abu Nuhas Reef which is shallow clear and warm.

Sofitel, Oberoi and the Marriot Long Beach all offer scuba expeditions to some great spots.

Coral reefs can be found along the entire shoreline to the North and South of Hurghada.

Thistlegorm Wreck Diving

Jacques Cousteau discovered this wreck in the early 1950s with the aid of local fishermen. The SS Thistlegorm sailed and sank in 1941, when the Suez Canal was closed because of another ship collision. While waiting for two weeks to go through the Canal, it became a target for Germans on the way back to Crete and sank immediately.

It was rediscovered in the 1990s and has become a popular dive spot near Hurghada ever since. The ship was left open and accessible for scuba divers due to its middle portion being blown away when the massive explosion happened. It is located around the Shaab Abu Nuhas Reef and is approximately 100 feet deep. It is one of the best dive spots in both Hurghada and around the world.

Some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities in the world are offered at the Red Sea in Hurghada, Egypt.

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Download Movie Lists: Watch Movies

Posted By devine rozgaj on @ 2:35 pm
by boncompagni sylviecoyaud

Now, many of us get movie rentals on a regular basis. Often we will wait for the DVD rentals to hit the stores, in preference to watching films at the movie theaters. Here is a short list of some of most heavily rented DVD’s in Oct. 2008.

Another new avenue for aquiring movies is movie downloads. You can find websites that will provide virtually every movie made downloaded. This is very useful if you’re trying to make a large movie collection.

INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL: Indiana is back in action, after a 19 year hiatus. This is the fourth movie in the Indiana Jones movies. In this episode Mr. Jones takes on the Russians. The Soviets are looking for the Crystal Skulls, which are thought to have secret powers.

THE LAZARUS PROJECT: Former criminal Ben Garvey has turned his life completely around. With a stable home, and steady work, things are pretty darn good. Then, he unexplicably loses his steady paycheck, and he goes back to his old criminalistic ways. His criminal rebirth is a complete bust, and he winds up on death row. He is sent to die. To his surprise, he isn’t dead, but is in a mental hospital. He now is in a battle for his sanity, and his spritual well being.

LINEWATCH: Michael Dixon is a veteran boarder patrolman in New Mexico, and life seems to be good. Soon his past is coming back to haunt him. He was a member of a viscious L.A. gang, before final breaking away. When When a chance meeting exposes his whereabouts to his old gang, he finds himself in grave danger. He has no choice but to take a chance, and ensure that the gang can get a huge illegal drug delivery into the country.

THE INCREDIBLE HULK: This movie is about Dr. Bruce Banner, who has become the green Hulk. This feature film is about the comic legend, the Hulk. Key cast members are Edward Norton, Tim Roth and Liv Tyler. This film is directed by Louis Leterrier. The film style is sci-fi/action-thriller.

DECEPTION: Audiitor for the elite, Jonathan McQuarry has an unusual meeting with corporate lawyer Wyatt Bose. This is a meeting that changes his life forever. He is introduced to “The List”, where people find a decadent sexual extasy. Sadly, he is also led into a treacherous game of back stabbing and murder.

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH: On a mission to discover what happened to his missing brother, professor Trevor Anderson explores caves in Iceland that leads him to the center of the earth. This is another version of the original 1959 movie, that was formed from the classic work by renowned author Jules Verne. Cast includes Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutchinson, Anita Briem, and Seth Myers.

THE HAPPENING: Science teacher Elliot Moore, with his wife and many other frightened people are leaving Philadelphia by train. The northeastern U.S. has been thrown into chaos. Many people are being overcome by an unusual force, and are dying at their own hands. Can we find the solution, or is this the last stand of humans on Earth?

IRON MAN: Weapons developer, business mogal, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is taken hostage by Afghan fighters. He is instructed to build missiles for the insurgent group. He sustained injuries while he was being captured, and has metal in his chest. To overcome his wound, and escape his captors, he designs a suit of armor, that makes him super strong. We have a new comic book super hero on the scene.

SPEED RACER: An anime-cartoon gets real actors. Similar to the film The Flinstones, Speed Racer chages a cartoon into a feature film with actors. Young Speed Racer who loves racing. His goal is to win The Crucible, a major rally car race that had taken the life of his older brother. With odds against him, and the future of the family business at risk, Speed Racer teams with his arch rival Racer X, in a last ditch effort to give himself a chance to win, and keep his families racing business alive.

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Tips on Buying Madison Wisconsin Home

Posted By Won Kim on @ 2:18 pm
by Won Kim

When it comes to buying a Madison Wisconsin home knowing what you want in yours may be difficult to define. However, although you may have some idea of what you want is easy. It is deciding on those things that are necessary and those which aren’t makes it a little more difficult.

What you really need to do is sit down with your family and discussed what it is that you all need from your new home. It is at this time you need to clearly define what it is you want and what it is you really need from it.

If you are not sure then you may find yourself ignoring those properties which in fact could turn out to be the home of your dreams. Below we offer some tips that may help you when trying to find the Madison Wisconsin home of your dreams.

Tip 1 – First off you need to make a list (sensible one) that contains the essential items you want from your new home. So if you want a house with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms put this on to it. Also for those who have children then having a home in close proximity to good schools is something that their lists should include.

If you can identify for yourself the essential requirements that you want your new Madison Wisconsin home to have these you can the communicate to your realtor more effectively. They can then identify the properties that fit within the parameters you have given and eliminate those that don’t. It is only when you have made a decision on what the essentials requirements of your new home are can you make a list of those which aren’t.

Finding a home that meets your wants and needs is not always going to be easy, even though many home owners selling theirs will have made changes in order to try and meet their buyer’s requirements as much as possible. But you will find yourself looking at the same properties that other people are looking at who have the same wants and needs as you.

Tip 2 – It is vital that before you do actually start searching for your ideal home it is a good idea to having the funding in place first. This way you won’t end up in a situation where you lose out on the home of your dreams as you haven’t been able to get the funding in place quick enough. Certainly have your mortgage pre-approved will help to make the whole process of looking for and buying your dream Madison Wisconsin home so much easier.

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Be Prepared With an Online Masters Degree Education

Posted By Gerald Greene on @ 2:04 pm
by Gerald Greene

An online masters degree education is an addition to your education that you may want to seriously pursue, especially during hard economic times.

If you fear of losing your job due to a bad economy, or dread entering the work force after earning your college degree looking for your first job, you need to take steps to make yourself more valuable to your employer. In today’s rough job market a bachelor degree may not be enough.

The job market is becoming tougher and good jobs are getting harder and harder to find as well as being more difficult to hang onto. Even people with college educations and work experience are taking lower-paying positions just to get their foot in the door and to have an opportunity for work success.

How can a new college graduate even begin to compete with seasoned veterans of the work force who also have college degrees? After you graduate from college are you going to be able to get a rewarding job and make a good career for yourself?

An online masters degree education may offer an affordable and convenient solution to your problem. The increasing number of online masters degree education programs makes this possibility more realistic to students nationwide. When you have an online masters degree education you will have an advantage over many job applicants and shouldn’t have to worry about accepting a basic entry-level position with a lower salary.

Get the education that you need to get a higher-paying job, and let your online masters degree education give you the advantage you need in your job interviews. The job market may make finding that first job more difficult, and you may have to settle for less salary the first time around. But with an online masters degree education you will be better prepared to find your opportunity.

When you are proactive and find that career opportunity you’ll be armed with the right credentials that you need to secure it – with a masters degree education and valuable experience.

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3 Reasons To Building A Wind Generator

Posted By David Sullivan on @ 1:46 pm
by David Sullivan

Tired of pay huge energy bills every month? If you haven’t already considered it, let me suggest a solution to you – implement renewable energy into your home. Alternative sources of energy can be installed into your home such as wind power and you can cut your power bill down to nothing fairly easily, at low initial cost.

You can either buy a wind turbine or create one yourself from engineered blueprints. These are a few of the best reasons that you should own a wind generator in your own building.

One of the main reasons that wind power from a home wind generator is such a great idea is that this is a source of energy that is renewable. You don’t ever have to worry about the wind depleting and going away. Everyone could have a wind turbine of their own and there would still be plenty of wind for everyone.

Fossil fuels are the primary energy source of the planet right now because they are the cheapest fuels and we have the widest infrastructure to distribute them around the world. They will eventually run out and they also pollute, however, so we need to start to look for and develop other energy sources such as wind power which will provide energy indefinitely.

They are also easy to build – one can be built within a week if all the materials to build one are nearby and you have a proper guide. A prefabricated generator can also be bought, but they still cost thousands of dollars.

If you decide to build your own wind generator for home use, you can easily find a “do it yourself” guide and the supplies you need will be easy to find at a hardware store in your area. Simply follow the directions and you’ll be fine. Even if you don’t have a lot of experience in building things, it’s really not that difficult.

Of course the last and one of the most important reasons to go with wind power is the low cost. It’s much cheaper than other types of energy. If you build a home wind generator, you probably won’t spend but a couple hundred dollars. When you figure that you can save 70-80% on your electric bill every month, you’ll definitely find that you’ll be saving quite a bit of money.

With all these great reasons, it’s easy to see that wind power is an excellent idea. If you’re ready to save money and use renewable forms of energy, then get some plans and begin building your own today.

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Is It Better To Have A Mastercard?

Posted By Jean Kelly on January 18, 2009 @ 2:55 pm
by Peter North

In these current times despite a poor credit history it is still feasible for someone to get a credit card from the mass that currently flood the market. The primary two credit card suppliers normally best to approach first if you find yourself in a bad credit state of affairs are Visa and Mastercard. In reality the decision is more about which one you should choose – a Visa credit card or a poor credit Mastercard?

Although there was a difference, ordinarily in favor of Visa, owing to the amount of outlets it was recognised in, these days there is very little difference between themdifference between the two. To an individual experiencing poor credit problems, they won’t care about whose credit card they are granted, and it just so happens they won’t notice any difference at any rate.

Naturally, the monthly interest amount on both of these credit cards is likely to be a little higher than experienced by people with good credit histories, even though generally the benefits will be almost the same. Nevertheless, providing the individual issued with a Mastercard only ever uses it in a trustworthy manner, and sees to it the installments are met regularly, they will begin to see an improvement in their credit history. Of course an added bonus to this will be the lowering of the interest you usually have on the card later on, once your state of affairs has resolved itself.

As with all things financial, it is a good idea to check out the terms and conditions you have to adhere to if you are seeking a bad credit, Mastercard or other credit card. Like nearly everything these days, the smartest method to learn more and research the alternatives you have is to take a look online. Individuals with an adverse credit history can see exactly which financial companies will supply a Mastercard to a person in this predicament.

Detailed below are a couple of the potential cards you may find or be eligible to apply for, so it makes sense to recognise exactly what you can expect from them before you go ahead.

When you use this card, reports are forwarded to the three primary credit reporting bureaus on how sensibly you are using your card that allows a continual method of correcting your credit record. More than this, if an individual handles their account responsibly, paying regular installments that arrive before the due date, it is not uncommon for the credit card company to up the amount they can spend on it in recognition of their behavior.

Quite often, companies will call for an up-front payment prior to issuing the card which can be awkward for numerous people but that is not the case with this card and despite this they still provide security on all the products it is used to buy. This credit card, just like the Continental Finance Gold Mastercard, reports on a regular basis to the main credit agencies which can quickly improve your rating. Nonetheless, this particular card has two other benefits over others: the first is it charges a smaller yearly fee against other cards and the second is the APR is surprisingly competitive considering the circumstances under which it is issued to the applicant.

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How to Get Leads

Posted By Jeff Dedrick on @ 2:29 pm
by Jeff Dedrick

One of the most important elements to any business is the ability to get leads. It is truly an essential aspect to any business, especially businesses that are marketing online. When you market your business your ultimate goal is to acquire clients and generate a profit, and that is exactly what can be accomplished with quality lead generation.

When you set out on your mission to get leads, you must first decide which method you’ll be using to acquire the leads. Will you be using co-registration, your own opt-in lead box, purchasing leads direct from companies or simply leasing the leads? Each method has its own benefit, and your decision can be based on your budget as each option does come at a price.

The fastest and easiest way to get leads is to simply have the ability for the user to subscribe for further updates on your service. This option can be achieved by using your own subscription box. This method is the most affordable out of any other options that I’ve mentioned, but the downfall is that you must have traffic coming into your site. If your site is not receiving any traffic, then obviously there will be no leads generated.

It’s really important that you decide on a budget and do the necessary research so you can make a qualified decision on which option is best for you. Co-registration is a very good option, but it does require substantial up front capital, but the leads generated are usually in real-time. Online email marketing can truly boost your business and take it new heights, but as always, it is not necessarily the quantity of the leads generated but the quality of the leads. As you proceed to get leads for your business, always ensure that you are ready for the potential massive growth that could take place within your business.

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