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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Road trip to Land of 10,000 Lakes AKA Minnesota

The last time we've visited Mall of America was back in 2003 it has been over 13 years and we can't remember much of what was there except for what was Camp Snoopy is now Nickelodeon Universe. I must say, I'm glad to see something different and now Camp Snoopy is just a distant memory.  

Today we see Nickelodeon theme featuring characters like SpongeBob SquarePants, iCarly, and Dora the Explorer.  Although these characters are for all kids ages 2 to 11 anyone can be a kid again when they ride these rides.  I like the fact that Nickelodeon can now update their ride and characters constantly whereas the Camp Snoopy and the Peanuts characters weren't able to do that with it's four main characters Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, and Snoopy.

Needless to say, we enjoyed spending the whole day just at the MOA Nickelodeon Universe with the kids.  They had fun riding rides and pick and choose which rides they like best and ride it over and over until they are tired.  

Throughout our stay, we visit the mall every day to visit their endless list of the restaurant for dinner.  During our daily visit, we tackle each floor of the mall at a time.  Then, in the end, we had saved one day to return to the mall and visit the store we had missed or want to go back.  

Most of the stores you see at the MOA are somewhat typical of what you see at any ordinary mall elsewhere.  There were a couple of touristy stores or souvenir shops and instead of having one huge store for GameStop they would have two ordinary size stores in the mall. 

We took a break from walking in the mall and got the best experience ever at the theater.  We opt to go with D-box seating and watch The Legend of Tarzan. The D-box seating is electronically synchronized to the action you are watching on screen and it moves and vibrates making you feel like you can jump off your seat from being scared or glide along with the camera views.  Pretty impressive, the closest one to us is Columbia Missouri never thought it would be in such a small market.  But anyway we just had to try it out and at least do it once to experience it and also help rest our feet.

The Minnesota Zoo is the best zoo out there.  We took a nice walk around and see the amazing diversity of animals.  There are many areas to visit once inside the zoo.  There are a topical area, aquarium, Minnesota animals, farm section, Russia's Grizzly Coast bear, sea otters and much more.  To see all these animals you just have to follow the paved trails.  You'll encounter large exhibits and see animals from smallest to biggest, from crawling to flying.  It's an amazing and good quality zoo.  

We can remember back in 2003, the last time we visited the zoo.  There used to be dolphins and the monorail.  What we see today in place of the dolphins' exhibits is the seals gone are the dolphins.  We also see that the remanent of the rusted monorail tracks around the zoo's trails. It was closed due to a high cost of operation as they age.  We have gotten a 50% discount going to the Minnesota zoo because we are part of the Friend Of The Zoo membership program.  It has paid for itself much time than not.  Overall a great zoo, very spacious with animals from all over the world.

Another place we visited was the Minnehaha waterfall.  It is located in Minneapolis and the falls is in Minnehaha Park, on the shores of the Mississippi River.  It is a 60-foot high fall that we really enjoyed looking at.  We went on a trail down the stairs to the bottom of the creek and crossed the bridge to find a spot for taking pictures. This is a definitely must do, it looks like to be a great place to hike and take in nature.

Last but not least, a trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a trip to the Science Museum of Minnesota in Saint Paul.  It is one of the most popular museums in the upper Midwest.  There were dinosaurs, hands-on exhibits, and the Omnitheater. The museum focused on topics in technology, natural history, physical science, and mathematics education.  We spent a quiet Sunday where it is less crowded and street parking isn't being enforced.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres
We visited Isla Mujeres (translated into Women Island). Isla Mujeres was named by Spanish conquerors when they discovered the island and its many clay figurines of females’ centuries ago.  It has never crossed our mind to visit the island until we arrived at Cancun and our taxi driver who had picked us up from the airport suggested that we must visit the Island and that we are staying right across from the Island.  After hearing all the great things our taxi driver had to say about the Island we decided to take a day trip and put it on our itinerary.

The day of our trip to the island we decided to take a freight ferry at Punta Sam ferry terminal five minutes walks from our hotel to the port.  It is a slower ferry that will take about 45 minutes to get to the Island.  There are other ferry terminals that are about 13 miles from the hotel.  The boat ride takes you across for around 20 minutes from Puerto Juarez in Cancun to the main dock on the island.  But we’ve decided to just stay with the freight ferry since we’re in no such hurry. 

On the ferry, we get a chance to hang out on the side of the ferry and enjoyed the ocean view as the boat slowly skipped across the sea.  This island is an idyllic spot in the Caribbean, the weather is wonderful and the view is stunning.  As a matter of fact, the background image of my blog is a photo I have taken while on the ferry.  The moment the ferry comes into dock, and as soon as we got off the boat we encounter a wild iguana and was unexpected, as wild iguana seems to be scattered all over the island.  As we walked down the main street we were greeted with warmth from the locals.

We have already planned to rent a golf cart so we can explore the attractions this five-mile-long island has to offer.  Other people choose either to walk around or rent a bicycle. Since this was our first time to the island we want to explore it with the golf cart and we were so glad we did.  It was the best decision we had made to explore the life of the island, which seems to remain peaceful and slow-paced. 

Taking the golf cart south of downtown we certainly see bountiful nature surrounding the island.  Here lies the Garrafon National Park amidst the archaeological ruin of the Temple of the Goddess Ixchel.  There was stunning ocean scenery full of coral reefs that teeming with friendly marine life ideal for snorkeling.  At the very tip of the south end of the island, there are perfect panoramic cliff views of the turquoise crystal clear ocean.

There are several hotels, shops, restaurants, and bars operating on the island. Did I also mention the gorgeous beaches? Isla Mujeres best beaches are on the northernmost tip of the island near the downtown area.  The warm pristine sea is very calm great to soak in the sun and even snorkel. There are so many things to do on the island. If we have an opportunity to spend more time there we would consider Turtle Protection Center, where they help preserve endangered species and visit the Dolphin discovery. Obviously, there are plenty to see and do on the island. 

Once we explored the island it really was one thing left to do and that was to catch the boat back to our hotel.  We literally spent the whole day on the golf cart with a pit stop here and there and it took us to the late afternoon and we decided we’ve done all we can on the golf cart and we must return the next day and enjoy the pristine beaches on the northern part of the island near downtown.  The next day we did exactly just that.  It was the most memorable moment of our vacation experience.  We will be back!

Enjoy a short video of us on the northern tip of Isla Mujeres doing a little bit of snorkeling.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Home remedy to get rid of gout for good.

Home remedies to heal gout. Gout is something that's plaguing more and ore people every day, and it's caused by uric acid buildup in the body.  Acute gout is a painful condition that often affects only one joint.

Let’s go over some home remedies, but let's discuss the diet that is crucial to get rid of gout and the worst food offenders. So if you have gout, the first thing you have to do is eliminating the excess sugar and grains in your diet, and then processed meat. So again, excess sugar, grains, and processed meat products are some of the biggest foods you need to get out of your diet.

Sugar feeds yeast in the body, the conventional grains turn into sugar, and then those meats, the problem there is, they're full of hormones and antibiotics and they're so acidic to your system. Then in terms of beverages, staying away from alcohol. So again, those are the best things you can do right now to eliminate gout symptoms. In terms of a gout diet stay away from those foods that have a diet very high in vegetables and fruits, and then organic meats.

Here's what I can tell you, if you follow these tips, you can get rid of gout in hours or less. Some of the best foods include things like bone broth and chicken vegetable soup. That's a good gout diet. Now here are some home remedies to get rid of gout for good.

First suggested home remedy is celery seed extract and celery juice. Celery seed extract actually has been shown to decrease uric acid buildup in the body. So again, you can buy the supplement, celery seed extract, or get a vegetable juicer out, juice celery juice. Or just eat celery throughout the day great for getting rid of gout.

A second home remedy for gout is black cherry juice or cherry juice extract. Cherry juice, very similar benefits, it reduces inflammation; it reduces uric acid buildup in the body. If you just did celery and black cherry juice alone, you will see very fast results in getting rid of gout.

The third thing you can do is nettles. You can actually buy nettles tea, and nettle is a powerful anti-inflammatory phytonutrient. You can buy that as a supplement or drink it as a tea, it's great for getting rid of gout.

A fourth home remedy to get rid of gout for good is going to be fish oil. Now fish oil doesn't act as fast as the first two, but over time, fish oil is packed with omega- fatty acids that reduce inflammation in your body, decreasing your risk of gout.

And last but not least here in terms of supplements, is going to be proteolytic enzymes like bromelain. Now bromelain is found in the core of a pineapple, it's an enzyme that's been shown to help reduce uric acid and inflammation. One other remedy I've seen that's been very beneficial is magnesium. Magnesium supplementation, it's an alkaline mineral. That alkaline mineral can also decrease uric acid formation in the body.

If you get rid of the things mentioned above, the excess alcohol, the sugar, the grains, the conventional meats, if you add in a diet higher in fruits and vegetables and if you use those home remedies, the celery seed extract, the black cherry juice, the nettles, the fish oil, the bromelain and magnesium, and if you just have to pick two, celery seed extract and black cherry juice, you will see your gout gone in hours or less.

Monday, June 27, 2016

How to get rid of termites

Termites may be small but the damage they cause is definitely not. The worst thing about termites is that they are not only very dangerous but also act silently. This means that termites might be living and thriving in your home while you remain totally clueless. By the time you notice signs of damage it might be too late and your property might have already suffered a huge blow in thanks to these pesky little fellows.

The reason why termites always find a way into houses is because all houses provide the kind of food termites’ drive on. Cellulose based plant material regardless if the construction type at the house termites will always find a way to get to the cellulose food. There are both natural and chemical ways to get rid of termites. If you up to the natural route you need to get your hands on beneficial nematodes it's not a rocket science as it sounds beneficial nematodes. It's actually a segmented worms that are used to kill garden pests such as termites they do this by burrowing into hosts in this case termite lovey and in doing so they cause the death their hosts. You can easily purchase these helpful felons from your local garden supply store or online. Currently verified varieties that you can choose from remember to use it immediately after purchase, if not store them in your refrigerator since UV light comes these worms be sure to place them in the garden after sunset or before sunrise.

Using a cardboard trap is another way to get rid of termites naturally cardboard contains a cellular switches earlier mentioned is what termites feed on. In order to set the trap for the termites you need to spray the cardboard. The smell of the cellulose becomes more distinct you should then place the cardboard Trapani return might infest area the termites will be attracted to the cardboard giving you the chance to catch them and burn them off. Exposing termites to sunlight and the heat associated with it kills them if termites have infested your furniture. Find a way of getting it out at the house. The rays from the Sun will handle your termite problem for you.

Another natural way of eliminating termites from your home is by ensuring that they do not get the opportunity to thrive. Simply put you need to ensure that you embark on prevention. Get rid of damp with around your home and clear any bushes as this exposes the termites to sunlight. Which is earlier mentioned kills them. Water leaks in your house should also be taken care of, as this will eventually attract termites. Alternatively, you can get rid of termites using boric acid in fact boric acid is the main ingredient found in many termite insecticides that you buy from the store. Boric acid kills termites by shutting down their nervous systems and dehydrating them if you want this method to work best make use a bait stations. For this you need to spray wood with boric acid and then place it strategically in different parts where you think termites might be. Be sure to check these bait stations regularly and replenish the boric acid as required. Orange oil can also be used to eliminate dry wood termites. Orange oil is an extract that has gotten from orange peels it is insoluble in water in order for it to work you should drill holes into the infested wood and pool in the orange oil through the holes. Be cautious when using or enjoying, as some people are allergic to it. Orange oil kills the termites through direct contact or by starving them to death.

Fumigation is another effective way of killing termites when termites are subjected to temperatures above Fahrenheit. For minutes or more they'll die you might want to do these with the help of a professional. Be sure to remove all your gadget, television sets and computers from the house before you use this method.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

I'm not afraid of public speaking, I just can't spit out the words to convey my point across and it's frustrating!

The fear of public speaking actually arises from two primary sources your personality and uncertainties. Let's start by looking at personality, the truth is that some people are more comfortable in social situations where other people are less comfortable in those situations. There's really little that we can change when it comes to our genetic predispositions what we can change relates to that second aspect that second component of why a lot of people fear of public speaking and that's uncertainty.  There are lots of things that people are uncertain about people may be uncertain about how their ideas will be perceived.  He'll be judged for the impression that the making an audience a key is not to spend so much time worrying about that uncertainty but rather focus on the opportunities they have to stand in front of an audience and speak about something they care about. 
Public Speaking or Making presentation

Let's talk about some sets of strategies that people can use to overcome that fear. The first category is called visualization the idea of seeing ourselves being successful. The idea of seeing the sequence of steps that we're going to take from the moment we entered the room to the moment we got that applause at the end  can actually help us be more successful.  

The second set of strategies that I wanna talk about relate to anti nervousness techniques or relaxation techniques. There are all sorts of ways to relax before giving a presentation.  One of the most common set of exercises focuses on breathing exercises.  The first relaxation technique that I want to talk about is the T repeater.  The T repeater help you relax before their presentations the way it works is to turned your palms up take a deep breath in and then exhale the T sound doing so creates a sense of relaxation.  That often helps a lot of people focus on their message right before they get out in front of the audience. The next set of relaxation techniques that often work well involve eye contact.  One in particular is called easing into eye contact. One of the reasons a lot of people are nervous because they feel like people are judging them that people are staring at them when they stand out in front of the audience. So what you can do rather than look directly into the eyes of the people you're talking to is easy and eye contact try actually looking at a person's forehead or if they're wearing glasses at the rims of their glasses. Doing so creates the impression that you're looking at them without actually looking at them.  

The third category related to overcoming one fear of public speaking connects to practice now we all know the maxim that practice makes perfect, but what's most important is that we're practicing in specific ways what we want to do is actually speak as much of our presentation as we can.  We actually want to speak in front of a mirror or a webcam that way we could see yourself succeeding, moreover we can also be attentive to what we do well and what we can improve. What are the most important parts the presentation to practice is the introduction and conclusion.  The audience will be drawn in by the introduction and hopefully will be left with something to think about when it comes time for the conclusion.  There is a real joy stepping out in front of an audience are real excitement that comes from sharing one's passion with a group of people so we can't let the fear of public speaking paralyze us and inhibit our abilities to get to the next step to get to the type of positions that we want and that we're ready for.

Monday, March 4, 2013

How To Come Up With New Product Ideas

Have you want to add new products to the existing product line? Obviously, one way to do this is to find the products that are already developed, are on sale. Affiliate Program is perfect for this.

Another thing you can do is to develop new products yourself. Here, there are 10 ways you can come up with the idea for a new product.

1.) For the people to solve the existing problems. There are thousands of the world's problems. You can create a product that can provide solutions to these problems.

2.) In any current hot trend. What you can read a magazine while you watch TV, surf the Web know the new trend. I want to create a product that is simply related to the hot trend.

3.) The improvement products already on the market. Improvement, such as you take a product that is already there, however, in stores, in advertising, please refer to the product at home.

4.) Create a new niche for the current product. By creating a niche, you can differentiate itself from its competitors. Faster, your product, which may be faster than the competition, or less than, greater than.

5.) I want to add to an existing product. You can package your current product with other products. For example, you may want to wrap the card and on the football team jersey.

6.) Reincarnate the oldest product. Maybe you have been sold, have a book that has not been already sold. You will be able to design a new front to change the title, taking a portion of the old content up to date.

7.) Please ask your current customers. By telephone or e-mail, please contact one of the existing customers, you want to see them in the market, the type of new product, you can ask them.

8.) Combination of two or more products together to create a new one. For example, drink and you can add a thermos compartment inside to keep hot or cold and take the case.

9.) To identify the people who visit your site. You can send the questionnaire surveys and your website. They ask the visitors of the types of products you want to see in the market.

10.) You will be able to create new markets for your existing products. For example, if you are selling a plastic bottle in a business context, you can turn around and sells them in the company of a bottle of fruit drink.

Hopefully, you think of a way to find the idea for a new product, in this article, you will be in your heart. Profits to be made well for companies that want to create a new product be different.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

How To Choose The Best MLM Leads

by: Jeff Schuman
Copyright 2004 Jeff Schuman

What are the characteristics of the Best Mlm Leads? This is a good question to ask before you spend any money buying leads to build your MLM business. Before we get to that let's take a look at why you would want to buy MLM leads in the first place.

Over the years the multi-level marketing business has gotten a black eye because of the over hyped promises of money and freedom. Very few people have ever achieved a high level of success in any MLM business. And even fewer have ever been able to maintain the level of achievements over a period of time.

That does not make MLM companies bad. Nor does it make the opportunities they afford the average person as a way to make extra money or even as a way to drastically change your lifetsyle. It can be done and using MLM leads is a great way to do it.

There are 2 big benefits to buying MLM leads.

1. It gets you away from approaching your friends and relatives. If you have been in more than one MLM business over the years you may have already approached them and used up your credibility when you were unsuccessful.

2. This is a duplicatible way to build your business that you can pass on to your downline. Any successful network marketing business will tell you that one of the main components of success is duplication. Anyone can buy leads and work them over the phone or thur the internet with the use of an autoresponder.

If you are unsure of how to work a lead over the phone I would suggest getting the book "Recruit Your Way To Millions" by Fred Stegge. After reading this book you will be able to explain what you do and what you offer to a new prospect in 30 seconds or less.

If you are unsure of what an autoresponder is or how to use one read this article I wrote "How To Effectively Use An Autoresponder." This is an absolutely essential business tool if you are going to succeed online with your MLM business.

Now that you understand some of the benefits of buying MLM leads and how to market to them let's take a look at what are the characteristics of the Best MLM Leads.

1. How many times are the leads sold? Many MLM lead companies sell their leads over and over. You will be contacting a prospect that has already been marketed to. Personally I like eads that are exclusive to me.

2. How old are the leads? Would you rather contact a prospect that has expressed an interest in the past 48 hours or in the past 48 days. Being able to strike while the iron is hot so to speak is a great benefit of a fresh lead.

3. How many leads do you get for your money? Obviously the more leads you can get for the best price the more leads you can buy at a time. This is especially important when you are first starting or when you are helping your downline get started.

4. What is the quality of the lead? Nothing compares to a lead that contains both a phone number and email address along with a few qualifying answers to questions like "How much can you invest to get started" or "How soon do you want to get started" or When is the best time to contact you?" If a prospect is answering these type of questions you are getting a much better quality lead than if you just have a name and email address.

5. What is the response rate? This will improve as your skill level at working your leads improves, but the fresher higher quality leads will give you a better response rate even when your skill level is low.

6. Do your leads come with any extras such as an autoresponder, training on how to work leads, pre-written email marketing letters, phone scripts, your own website, flash presentations, etc.

These are the top qualities of the Best MLM Leads. Be careful when choosing a place to get your leads. Not all MLM Lead companies are created equal. It is going to be the single most important decision you make when trying to grow your MLM Business. Make the wrong choice and you will waste your time and money as well as the time and money of your downline. Make the right choice and you can be building your business successfully for years to come.

About the author:
Jeff Schuman has made over $35 Million Dollars in sales in his 20 year sales and marketing career. His Best Mlm Leads website contains the best mlm leads companies available today. His website contains the best make money, and make money online websites anyone can use to get started making money from the comfort of their own home.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

How to Build Your List – 7 Powerful Strategies

by: Trent Brownrigg
Copyright© Trent Brownrigg

I grant permission to publish this article, electronically or in print, as long as the bylines are included, with a live link, and the article is not changed in any way (grammatical corrections accepted).

How to Build Your List – 7 Powerful Strategies

If you have been an internet marketer, or had any type of online home based business, for more than a few days, then you will no doubt have heard someone say, "if you want to make money online, you have to build an opt-in list."

Take that advice very seriously, because it’s true! It took me a long time to finally let the list building advice sink in, so I didn’t start doing it until I had my home business for quite a while. However, once I started building my list, I realized just how important it truly is. My only regret now is that I didn’t start a lot sooner.

There are numerous ways to build an opt-in list. However, some are much more effective than others. So, I decided to share seven of the most powerful strategies to build a targetted opt-in list.

Here are seven tips for building your opt-in list, in no particular order:

1) Free Newsletter – Offering a free newsletter from your website is one of the most common, and effective ways to build an opt-in list. It is also one of the best strategies for building trusting relationships with your list.

Pack your newsletter full of useful information, free resources, tips, tools, and anything else your subscriber list will be interested in. Also, be sure to make it fun and add your personality to it. Then your subscribers will enjoy reading it and get to know you at the same time.

2) Make It Easy to Subscribe – To maximize your newsletter sign-ups, you must also have a quick and easy way for people to subscribe to it. The best way to do this is to put a simple form on the top part of the left hand column of your websites home page, and all other pages, if possible.

Put a quick sentence or two telling them why your newsletter would benefit them (i.e. freebies, resources, tips, tools, etc…) then have a way for them to add their email address and name below it. This simple form will bring in a lot of your subscriber list.

3) Quality Content – Packing your website full of quality content will bring in a lot of visitors. Many of these visitors will then subscribe to your newsletter. Your list will grow naturally and so will your search engine rankings, which will bring even more visitors who can join your list. It will eventually turn into a list building, money making cycle.

4) Forums – There are literally thousands of forums and discussion boards on the internet where people go to discuss all sorts of things and ask questions. All you have to do is find forums related to your particular business and particpate in the discussion.

Most of the forums allow you to put a signature line under your post, which is where you can put a link to your subscription information. Do not spam the forums in any way. Make absolutely certain you offer legitimate posts, with useful information, or you will ruin your reputation in no time.

5) Write Articles – This is well-known technique for establishing yourself as an expert in your field and getting inbound links to your site. Furthermore, it is just as effective for building your opt-in list. All you have to do it put a link to your newsletter subscription in the byline of the article and submit the article to websites, directories, and ezines.

I think writing articles is actually one of the best ways to build your list because the readers already see you as an expert. They will think of you as a knowledgeable individual and someone they can trust before they even join your list. Profits will roll in much faster from these subscribers.

6) Co-Registration – This is something you may have never even heard of, but it is used by many top internet marketers to build huge lists in a very short amount of time. I actually first learned of this list building technique after reading an article from one of the top marketing experts on the internet.

Rather than go on about what co-registration lists are, instead I am going to simply tell you that they are a very effective way to build a monster list in a short amount of time. You can find my recommended co-registration service at . At their website you will be able to learn more about what co-registration lists are and how they work.

7) Write an E-book – Internet marketers are always looking for freebies to give away on their websites, as bonuses for purchases, and to send to their lists. This is a great opportunity for you to build your own list. All you have to do is write an e-book and let other internet marketers give it away.

The e-book doesn’t have to be anything too elaborate; you can just make it a collection of your best articles, business tips, and business resources. Of course, you will put links to your newsletter subscription and website. Then, give it away, and watch it turn into a viral list building machine.

There you have it, seven powerful strategies that are sure to build your opt-in list. Putting these list building strategies into play as soon as possible will quickly sky-rocket your list numbers, and increase your profits, more than you could have ever imagined.

About the author:
Trent Brownrigg is a successful internet marketer and home business mentor. Visit his website at he will personally help you succeed with your own home business. You can subscribe to his “Biz Tips Newsletter” by sending a blank email to: workathomebiz [at] aweber [dot] com

Friday, June 24, 2011

How to Build Customer Trust in your Auctions!

by: Joe Clare

Whether you realize it or not you may be giving your auction visitors a reason not to buy your product or service. And it could be just the smallest of issues that will cause them to think twice about purchasing from your auction. As explained in my book "eBay Marketing Wholesale SourcePak" you must remove these obstacles from your auction sales page so your visitors will become bidders. Below you'll find some obstacles and how you can solved them on your auction page.

Is This Seller Trustworthy?
This is a question that all your serious auction visitors will ask themselves. As they do not know you they are going to want to check you out. But how will they do this? Well, the first thing they would look for is your feedback rating. Feedback is a way eBay allows buyers and sellers to rate their experiences with each other. If you have a stellar feedback rating your visitor will feel you are trustworthy. Your goal should be to increase your auction feedback and keep it positive.

Another way a visitor might check to see if you are trustworthy is to click over to your about "Me Page". The about "Me Page" is a page you can create in your eBay account. It allows you to give your potential bidders some background information about you and your business. You can also include your feedback and other listed auctions on this page as well. This is where you have a chance to tell your potential bidder about yourself and your business, why he/she should buy from you. I would highly recommend you take advantage of this and create an about "Me Page" in your eBay account.

Also people may have questions regarding your auction. So you could get an email asking about your product or service. You should welcome this opportunity as a way to show your potential bidder you are a real person. Take this time to show your integrity, honesty, credibility, and expertise in your product or service. Include on your auction page an email link and tell your visitors that any inquires are welcome.

What About A Guarantee?
You always need some sort of guarantee for your product or service. Again it will help to show your visitor you are a trustworthy business person. Remember that your buyer assumes most of the risk here. He/she is buying from someone that they have never met, a product that they have only seen in a photo, and they must pay for that product in advance of receiving it. A guarantee that is appropriate for your product or service will help your visitor become a bidder.

How Do I Pay?
The more options you have for payment the more visitors will become bidders. There are many means of payment. The normal being PayPal. PayPal is an eBay company so having a PayPal payment button on your auction is an easy and free option to include on your auction sales page. But besides PayPal you may want to consider excepting other payment options as well..

What About Delivery?
Always fully disclose how your product or service is delivered and your delivery charge. Whether you are sending it via the postal service or a courier your bidder will want to know how he/she should expect to receive the purchase and what the cost will be. You can usually approximate deliver time and cost based on information you obtain from your local post office or courier.

If you answer the above questions on your auction page you will be building customer trust and he/she is more likely to become a bidder. And more bidders means more profits for you!

Happy Selling!
Joe Clare

About the author:
Joe Clare is a successful eMarketer and Author. He has written numerous articles on eBay and how to make money online. Check out his latest ebook plus FREE Articles, Hot Tips and Advice on how you can make a Serious Income with Online Auctions.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

How To Avoid Fraud, Deceit & Scams!

by: Joe Clare

The world is full of people who feel they can take advantage of others to obtain their goals in life. Fraud, Deceit & Scams happen in the real world every day. Just tune into your local news to hear about them. But, Fraud, Deceit & Scams also happen in the virtual world as well. And, unfortunately they often hit those who can lease afford the losses.

Online we are always inundated with "get rich quick schemes" and their claims of "overnight success". If you're like me you find this kind of s.p.a.m clogging up your email box on a daily bases. They tell us how easy it is. How we can just sit back and relax, do nothing all day long and still make a roll full of money. Hell, we might as well go golfing because we'll be making money hand over fist while on the golf course. :-| Now while sitting back and watching the money roll in would definitely be nice, reality is, rarely does any get rich quick scheme ever work. The promises of millions never pan out no matter how hard you try.

The problem here is that so many people want and need to make more money. And they want to make that money as quickly as they can. So they believe, or hope that what the scammer is telling them will be true. But understand this, even the greatest, largest companies in the world took time and work to build. Martha Stewart for example will tell you that she started her business in the basement of her house. And look where that business is today. A multi billion dollar a year corporation. While we all can't be Martha Stewart or Donald Trump or Hugh Heffner we can have our own successful home based business if we just stay away from the scams.

So, how do we spot the scams? Well, if you are serious about operating your own home based business there are things you can watch out for. Sort of the red flags of the business opportunity world. Let's have a look at some now.

- Charging you for information about their business opportunity. It's pretty plain and simple. A so called business opportunity tells you all you have to do is go to your mail box pick up the checks and cash them, but first you must send them a check to get the information on how this is done. I'm of the thinking that your check is going to be the only check getting cashed here. This type of ad appears all over the internet. But if their business opportunity is so good why must you pay to find out what it is. Would it not make more sense to give you that information for free so they could get you interested in their product. I would think so! And unfortunately many people get scammed into sending these frauds the money they ask for. Then if they receive the information they paid for they will often find it pretty much useless and often they are require to send more money for more information. Stay away from these types of ads, they will not get you a successful home based business!

- They want to charge you a fee to sell their products.
O.K., I've got to ask - What's up with that?! If their product is so great won't you be selling them like crazy? Won't you be making money for not only yourself but for the company as well? Don't pay to sell someone else's products.

- They offer you free products.
Ever see these ads where you are entitled to a free (what ever) only to discover you'll need to purchase something first. ie: Sign up today and get (what ever) for FREE! Of course what they don't tell you is you'll have to purchase a sample package first in order to get the freebie.

- Fly by nights
Fly by night companies that pop up and take peoples money operate both offline and online. Very often they disappear without warning. So to keep yourself safe from these frauds ask yourself the following questions. Is this an established company? How long have they been in business? Do they have an actual street address or only a P.O. Box? Or worse, no address and no way to contact them at all? Do they use only an auto responder or do they have an email where you can get in touch with a real person?

I know that all these points seem like common sense. But why then, do so many people ignore them. That is why these scammers can exist. As explained in my book "eBay Marketing Wholesale SourcePak" when looking for your perfect home based business it is important to look for a company that only gives you the straight goods. No promises of exorbitant amounts of money falling from the sky into your lap without you doing a thing to make it happen. And, they should not be charging you for any information on their business opportunity it should be laid out for you. Use your own common sense, if something looks to good to be true, then it probably is to good to be true.

Best of Luck!
Joe Clare

About the author:
Joe Clare is an active Netpreneur and eBayer! He is the author of numerous articles on how to make money online and be successful on eBay! Check out his latest Best Selling eBook "eBay Marketing Wholesale SourcePak" Your Passport to Success! at

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