Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Blogging Alongside PureLeverage

When I started Blogging, I wasn't sure where it was going to take me, or even if it would take me anywhere. I was totally clueless to the whole online world, and even moreso about online marketing!

And now here it is, 5months later and I've been given the opportunity of a lifetime. One that I was not going to turn down. I had an invite to join PureLeverage and take marketing to a whole new level.

So who or what is Pure Leverage?

Let me tell you more....

PureLeverage is a New Marketing Tools Buster, where everything that you need to explode your business, will be found all under one amazing account saving you truck loads of money.
They offer something that works for “the little guy”, the part timer, the stay home mum or the “non guru” who doesn’t have time to figure out complicated systems, set up and marketing. Learning how to market. how to be an entrepreneur and finding real success can be challenging. I found it near impossible to get anywhere until this.

The main things that every successful online business owner needs are covered right here. 

  • A blog or website – PureLeverage offers you a turn key blogging platform, pre-formatted and ready to go; integrated with social media marketing components. All that HTML, JavaScript etc knowledge isn't a requirement, it's all done for you.

  • Lead Capture – If you dont feel confident with all that techie side of things, creating your own Lead Capture Pages then dont worry!! You’ll get a fully functional lead capture system, pre-configured with sales letters that convert and sell! Can you see how simple this is?

  • Marketing training – I'm sure you can all agree that no business succeeds without marketing, am I right? These guys will provide you with world class marketing training on how to attract leads and prospects; connect with them and convert them to paid sales!

  • Leadership and Mindset Training – Becoming an entrepreneur is a skill set you can learn, when I first heard of the word, I'm not ashamed to admit, I thought it was going to be hard. With the training that PureLeverage provides you will learn how to not only lead, but also succeed!

  • Products to Sell – Not everyone has their own products when they first start out, but with these guys, not only do they provide those products for you, you'll also earn a very lucrative income. Even if you do have your own products, these can also be sold sell  right from the Pure Leverage Platform.

Interested yet?

There's more....
How many hours a day do you spend sifting through Facebook, liking posts, sharing and commenting on things that others have shared? If you're anything like me, who spends close to 4 hours a day (I know!!) scrolling through the pages of Facebook, then this is the ideal solution for you.

Not only do you get the awesome powerful profit pulling tools that I've listed above, an income can also be earnt simply by liking, sharing and commenting on Facebook!!

Yep, you read that right.

If this has tweaked your interest, just a bit, fill in your details below and get your head start on earning more today!

I'm hoping that this has caught some attention, and more importantly, I hope you make the decision to find out more and join me in this awesome opportunity!! Don't just take my word for it, (although my word is my personal guarantee to you) go and check it out for yourself.
Let me know what you think, looking forward to hearing some great outcomes :)
Til next time,
Stay safe, stay smiling!! 

Friday, 26 August 2016

Sleep!! I Need You…

Everyone experiences trouble sleeping once in a while, I for one have been having more than a few issues with this. When occasional sleepless nights turn into a regular occurrence of many nights in a row with interrupted sleep, then you, like me, may have a sleeping problem.
When you don’t get enough sleep for an extended period of time your tiredness impacts every part of your life. Physically, you might notice a decrease in your productivity and daily activities. Emotionally, you may experience relationship problems or a change in your personality. Mentally, a chronic sleep problem can create stress and anxiety.

There are three categories of sleep deprivation and insomnia. The first stage, called “initial” insomnia, is when you first realise you’re having difficulty achieving a sleep state and occurs when it takes longer than a half an hour to fall asleep. “Middle” insomnia is when you have difficulty staying asleep. Once awakened, you stay awake into the early hours of the morning. The most severe level of insomnia is “late” or “terminal” insomnia. This is when you wake up early in the morning and stay awake after sleeping less than 6 hours.

Habits at Bedtime

It is essential that your brain has consistency by creating a bedtime schedule so that your body can learn how to fall asleep without medication. Create a sleep strategy to determine the best routine, and plan to follow the routine for one to two weeks before making any alterations.
Moving through a regular bedtime process will signal to your brain that it’s time to go to sleep. The desired end result of having a sleep strategy is regular sleep that’s restful and refreshing.
Plan to get 7-8 hours of sleep nightly, and don’t allow yourself to oversleep. If you wake up the same time every day you’ll soon establish a routine.

Your Sleep Environment

In addition to a regular bedtime schedule, another important factor to consider is your environment. The more comfortable and relaxing your sleep space is, the better your chances for falling asleep and staying asleep.
Here are some of the things I have found helpful.
  • Get rid of all annoyances and interruptions. There is nothing worse than trying to fall asleep whilst there is activity or distractions around you. Some may find this hard to do but, turn your mobile phone off!! I did, I always made up excuses for why I needed to leave it on. Having a TV in your bedroom can be a comfort to have, but turn that off too.
  • Control the room temperature. Having cooler air is typically more comfortable for sleep, but don’t have it to the point where you’re spending the night trying to warm yourself up. Overheating yourself is also a hindrance to sleeping…and waking up sweaty, YUK!
  • Room ventilation. Crack a window slightly to allow for air flow. The circulating fresh air will help you breathe deeply, and provide oxygen that is essential for good sleep. I had it recommended to me to sleep on 2 pillows as it helps to open the airways.
  • Try using a CD player to play soothing background music. This can be good for some, but I found that I’d have a certain playlist set for nighttime and waited for my favourite to play. I can hear some of you saying “Well put that song first” the problem with that was ALL the songs on my playlist were favourites J
  • Your circadian rhythm, (“circadian” has been a word I have loved the sound of since I was little and seen Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, a well-known Australian Science communicator, do an ad on TV and was talking about microsleeps) your body’s internal clock, relies on light and dark patterns to determine when to signal your body to fall asleep. Keep your room as dark as possible to help your body settle into a sleep state. Use mini-blinds and thick curtains to block light from windows. Try wearing an eye mask to block any remaining light.
  • Make clocks less visible. Having a clock by your bedside might be adding to your sleep problem. If you are watching the clock all night long, face it toward the wall so that you can’t see the time. Constantly looking at the clock only makes you think about sleep, and lack of sleep, which continues the cycle of sleeplessness.

  • Comfortable sleepwear. Wear the most comfortable clothing you own. Non-constrictive clothing won’t wake you in the middle of the night.

Physical Activity

Getting exercise during the day is an important factor in how well you sleep at night. If you are physically active during the day, your body will be able to relax and fall asleep easier. Exercise helps your body deal with daily stress and anxiety. It impacts the chemicals in your brain, and how much you exercise is directly linked to your physical and emotional health. Regular exercise will help you fall asleep and maintain a sleep state because your sleep cycles become more consistent and the transition between them becomes more seamless. Try to work exercise into your life daily to avoid sleeplessness.

When getting physical activity, plan to exercise more than 3-4 hours before bedtime. For the best sleep benefit, be physically active in the late afternoon or early evening.
If adding 30 minutes of exercise into your daily schedule is too tough, try adding small blocks of physical activity. Making small changes, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or purposely parking further away from your destination will help you live a healthy, energetic life.

Physical activity is something that not all can manage due to injuries, disabilities or lifestyle. Meditation is another option that can possibly help you, if you would like to learn more on how to meditate, please check out my eBook available through Amazon My Mini Meditation Manual (Available free for this weekend)

Another simple and free alternative is breathing techniques, though this can also be incorporated with meditation. Breathing is the simplest and easiest way to find complete relaxation and stress reduction. The more deeply you breathe, the more serene you will become. The following relaxation tips have been what I have found to work the best for me and help my body wind down and get ready for sleep. This is a big part of my nightly routine and who knows, maybe it could help you.

Before going to bed try this relaxation technique.
Lie down with your back to the floor and your arms at your side, palms facing upward. Your feet should be comfortably apart. With your eyes closed, mentally concentrate on each part of your body, tensing then releasing each group of muscles. Starting at the top of your head, release tension as you move slowly down your body. Feel your forehead, eyes and mouth. Work through your shoulders, neck and back. Move down to your toes, then bask in the relaxed state you have achieved. Focus on your breathing, making sure breath is coming from your stomach. Breathe deeply and slowly, letting go of all your concerns and stress. When your body knows it’s okay to let go of your worries and stressors, you’ll be able to go to sleep naturally.

When you first get into bed;
Lie down and breathe deeply through your nose. Imagine the air moving into your stomach. On your next inhale, breathe in for four counts. Exhale slowly through your pursed lips, while counting to eight. You will feel the tension leave your body with every exhale. Repeat this technique six to ten times for immediate relaxation. Practice deep breathing daily to develop a healthy habit of regular relaxation. Calming your mind will help you fall asleep.
There are many other techniques for breathing and relaxation. Through your own experimentation and practice, you can find one that works well for you.

Over the years of insomnia being a regular visitor to both myself and one of my sons, I did some research into natural products that can assist with overcoming temporary sleeping dilemmas.
In my next post, I’ll write about what I have found and which ones helped us the most.

I’m certainly not a doctor, and as with any medical concern, don’t hesitate to contact your GP to discuss your sleep problems and determine if your symptoms may be related to your general health. Your physician can guide you through traditional channels, as well as the natural remedies detailed in the book. The main priorities are handling your sleep-related problems, and protecting your overall health.

Do you suffer from lack of sleep? What have you found that helps you the most?
I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas!

Til next time,
Stay safe, stay smiling J

Saturday, 6 August 2016

My Top 10 "Feel Good" Images.

Happy Saturday!!

Ordinarily, I load my posts up with sentence after sentence....tonight I thought I would do something a little different. As regular readers know, I went through a pretty bad patch but managed to crawl my way back out of it and see the better side of things. One thing that helped was the posts I had put on Instagram (feel free to check them out  My son had them printed up for me and displayed so when I walked into different parts of the house, one was always in view....

Now I know not everyone is set up on Instagram so I thought I'd add my favourite ones here for my readers to enjoy.

These are the 10 pics that have been the most help to me, and from the feedback I receive, the ones that are helping to motivate or inspire others. I hope you like them and I hope that some may even inspire you.

Mistakes are normal...

Shine Bright

Stay Strong, Soulja On!

Where there's a will, there's a way.

Be the best person you can be.

Display determination!

You are your author, don't let anyone take that .

Positive beats negative


You matter!!

This last one I made large as I feel it is the most important...

Please feel free to print these up to display around your environment or share with others that you may think will benefit from these.

I'd love to hear if any of them have helped you feel good, Let me know which one is your favourite in the comments below :)

Friday, 5 August 2016

Get Your Kids To Sleep, First Time!

Every parent has had nights where their young children have kept them up, often for hours and hours on end. I remember when my youngest was born I managed to run on autopilot more than anything else. I had 3 under 3yrs and it would seem that the moment I got them settled, one would wake up, resulting in the others waking up to. It's the ultimate nightmare; you end up short on sleep for your busy day, and you're constantly worrying about how your child is feeling. No parent wants to experience it, it's just something that seems to end up happening to everyone. The problem doesn't rest with you as a parent. Kids sleep on a different cycle from many adults, and those massive energy balls often fail to fall asleep at the times you prescribe to them. Don't despair; it's not an impossibility to get your kids to fall asleep when you want. It just requires some deliberate practice and a few strategies that go unknown to many parents. If you want your kids to sleep sound every night, and be free of any worries that cause you to have to wake up during the night, it's best to invest in the sound knowledge and advice of people that have dealt with the problem before. The good news is that it doesn't need to ruin your sleep patterns and lead you to walk around sleep deprived and half awake. With just a few simply changes to your nighttime routine, you can have your child asleep within a couple of minutes, and enjoy your nights sleep uninterrupted and free of any disturbances.

How can you do this? 

There are no magic tricks involved, just some simple shortcuts to making sure that your child is completely comfortable before going to bed. If you're sick of being kept up by your crying or angry child, then investing in information and strategy is your best bet, not spending dollar after dollar on expensive kids toys and night hangers. Don't waste your time and money on strategies that don't work -- invest in comfort and knowledge that can keep your children asleep and soundless, comfortable in their little beds.

This isn't just limited to infants and toddlers. Young children that can walk and talk still have trouble getting to bed when you ask. With their endless energy and continuous will for adventure, it can be difficult enough getting your ten year old to bed, let alone their younger sister. Don't let the bedtime resistance become a routine for you -- by using some selective and important strategies you can leave that problem in the dust and enjoy nights full of relaxation and sleep, instead of yelling and resistance.

This free report is the ultimate tool for parents looking to minimise nighttime resistance and maximise their ability to focus, relax, and enjoy a full night of sleep. If you've grown tired of having to put your kids to bed five times over, then the strategies outlined in this free report will come as a welcome relief to you.

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Don't despair; with just a small amount of guidance and information, it's easy to get your kids under control when it's their bedtime. Don't let yourself fall victim to your kids selective sleeping habits. Invest in strategy and information and watch yourself maximise your sleep and minimise your stress.

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I hope this will be of some help, actually I hope this will be a lot of help to you if you have the same issues I had in getting your children to sleep.

I'd love to hear if this has helped or worked for you...After you've downloaded and had a read, please come back and let me know if it was beneficial.

Til next time,
Stay Safe, Stay Smiling!

Monday, 25 July 2016

eBay Niche Marketer

The Nutcracker Has Been Found!

Ebay can be a hard nut to crack. Every big eBay marketer has spent hour after hour studying the website, and working out the various markets that are on offer to eBay retailers. The work can be time consuming, stressful, and ultimately unsuccessful when you find that your dream niche is already infested with the competition.

What if it wasn't this way? What if you could wake up, only to find out what niches were super popular and yielding massive results for eBay sellers?
This doesn't have to be a dream. It's entirely possible to create an eBay niche empire by just following a few simple steps. While searching out niches and categories manually can be time consuming, it's just one piece of a much larger puzzle. From there, you've got to develop products, master the different markets, and optimise your products and sales routine in order to deliver the results that you need.

Sound tiring? That's because it is. However, it doesn't necessarily have to be this way. You can rack up a healthy profit from eBay without indulging in all the work that most people seem to think comes with it. This is something that most people have so much trouble coping with. How can anyone make money without investing hour after hour of hard work? Don't worry, it's really possible, provided you optimise your eBay experience by making the most of software packages that allow you to optimise and automate your eBay selling empire.

Auction Inspector, one of the premier eBay services, is a new and exciting software package that provides eBay sellers of any skill and revenue level with the ability to search out new niches and productive profitable areas of eBay with minimal effort. This groundbreaking software is truly a massive step in the right direction for eBay sellers and marketers. This free report contains a massive amount of information about eBay success and strategies.

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So what are you waiting for? If you want to become an eBay power seller, you need to get that information advantage, and there's nothing more powerful than knowing how to optimise and automate your eBay experience. Invest some time into building your automated eBay business and it'll pay massive dividends when your business takes off. Check out this free report today.

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Til next time,
Stay Safe, Stay Smiling!

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Depression - It Can Happen To Anyone

This isn’t along the lines of the normal blog posts I put up, but I feel that I should....mainly because I experienced this a little more than I wanted to, I like to class myself as a motivator, as someone who inspires others to soldier on, and lately I haven't been able to motivate myself...I was the one that was in need. 

I’m 100% sure that there are others out there that don’t, or feel they can’t, for whatever reason, speak up, and I hope that by the end of this, I've helped you to take that first step…

What am I referring to?

Depression…hitting rock bottom...feeling like the world has caved in on top of you!

That was me a few weeks ago and what I’m still
determined to work through and beat!

The brief rundown of it all was after separating from the kids’ father, I was dealing with multiple teenage children (2 sons, 1 daughter), and we all know what they can get like in their teen years, hell I was one! I kept thinking I was coping with it all great, but then things started to escalate. I wasn’t handling the teenager’s antics and the ensuing arguments between us led them to wanting to go their own way…..I kinda don’t blame them, only kinda though. My daughter ended up living at her boyfriends (and having her boyfriends family assault and threaten my 17yr old and I), my youngest teenage son went to live with his father, while my elder teenage son stayed at home and took on the attitude that he could do whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted. Income dropped, bills started to pile up, and an added debt of $7256 from helping what I thought was a friend, had started to fade the light at the end of the tunnel. After it had once looked bright, it now started to fade off into the distance.

I was a proud person, I had lived independently since I was about 15/16, and I guess the stubborn nature I seem to possess, has never really let me ask for help if things went to shit, this time was no different.

I hid the fact that I was not coping from everyone, including my best friend, I would go to her house for coffee and act as if everything was peachy. (I had that act pretty down pat). Little did she know that when I went home I used to go into my room and sit there and cry, not knowing how to fix the predicament I had gotten myself into. Not only had the bills begun to pile up, the rent wasn’t getting paid in full each week. I had fought to get my home for my children and I could feel that I was losing it all…you’d think I would ask for help hey?!

Nope, too proud, too independent…actually too stubborn with a little bit of embarrassment thrown in with it too. I had never lost a premises due to my own doing, I had never had the eviction paperwork staring me in the face, but here it was….in plain black and white. Still, I did nothing, I thought if I pretended it didn’t exist, then it wouldn’t.

My eldest teenage son had stayed with me after his siblings left, but I knew the eviction was looming and all I cared about was getting him into a place to live. I’d sort me out later. I got him settled into his new place and it was when I returned home to a completely empty house, (even my dogs, my best mates, weren’t there to greet me anymore) that everything hit me and I ended up a crumbling mess.

I don’t remember packing the car, I don’t remember driving 300+kms and I don’t remember too much of what happened when my car finally died…what I do remember is sitting there with the morphine in hand, ready to kiss it all goodbye. I played out in my head what would happen if I followed through with it, and that’s probably what saved me. I pictured my kids being told what I had done and it broke my heart even more then I thought possible. How could I be so selfish to even consider putting them through that?

Thankfully good friends had found me (added bonus to being such a traveller and having friends in most Australian States) and after spending the night talking, I made my way back home the next day to try and get a grip on what needed to be done. I wouldn’t have been able to do that it if wasn’t for my best friend and my 17yr old son.

It didn’t change too much coming back, I lost my house, I still don’t have contact with my daughter, she had gotten worse and set her boyfriend’s family out to attack me and my 17yr old, but what I gained was the ability to deal with the situation a lot better than I had before. I had found that speaking up and admitting that things aren’t going right, is NOT a bad thing, I learnt that with family and friends, working through the issues at hand are a lot easier to cope with, and not everything is as overwhelming or useless as I had previously thought.

Why am I telling you this?

Because I don’t want anyone to feel like that is the only option out there. There are help access lines that can be called (some I've found are located below) emergency departments that can assist and community service programs available that can help you climb back up that ladder.

Luckily for me, the mere thought of my children having to deal with it, was what got me to realise “Hey shit, I need to ask for help!” Not everyone is that strong, or has that to focus on in times like that, sometimes the brain won’t even let us process that thought when we’re upset, but if the signs can be recognized early enough, then help can be sought before it gets too late and you feel that helpless, unworthy feeling.

I’m not an expert on depression, far from it, I’m still trying to wrap my head around it all but if you feel that you aren’t coping, or feel like everyday life is starting to get too much for you, then PLEASE, I urge you to go and speak to someone about it. If you don’t feel confident or comfortable talking to a doctor, start with family and friends. Be upfront with them as they may know of other avenues that can assist you the best.

Below is a list of major countries that I have researched and found the best helplines. If you feel like there is no hope, start telling yourself that there is! I thought the same until I finally reached out and found an abundance of help.
Although it may not seem like things aren’t going to get better, they can…. the first step is the hardest, but the following steps become easier.

Please use the numbers below and make that first step xx

131 114   
Lifeline Suicide Helpline 
1300 651 251 
1300 224 636

United States
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1‑800‑273‑TALK (8255) or Live Online Chat

United Kingdom
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Support Line
01708 765200 or email us:

New Zealand
0800 505 050 (operating 24/7)

Napier, Hastings 
0800 112 334 (operating 24/7)

Otago Mental Health Crisis
(03) 474 0999

Southland Emergency Psychiatric Services 
0800 46 78 46

0800 920 092 (operating 24/7)

Serving Chinook Health Region and south part of Calgary
426-6 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2C9

Crisis 24 hours:
Crisis 24 hours:

2382 0000 - Suicide Prevention Services

北京心理危机研究与干预中心   Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Centre offers a 24-hour crisis hotline. 

SINGAPORE Samaritans
1-800-221-4444  Offers 24-hr crisis telephone support

02) 715-8600 Resource in Korean, details support given to those who are in distress.

I hope that these can be of some help to others.
You Are Worth It!

You may think that you are walking alone, and the journey is endless, I thought the same….I learnt that when I spoke I had many walking beside me to ensure I reach the final goal….happiness.
Without them I would’ve been lost!

Til next time,
Stay Safe, Stay Smiling

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Google Sniper - Traffic Generation Not Required!

It’s always refreshing to see new strategies to make money online. However, the majority of the time I’m pretty disappointed with the results.
Until now.....
When I was recommended to buy Google Sniper, I thought it would be another system that just left me disappointed, but the proof and success stories tipped me to buy it. A quick Google search for testimonials and by watching the sales video it was clear that this system has worked wonders for other people, and it’s actually generated the most online success stories than any other system/course to date. It was a no brainer to give it a shot personally.
At the time in my Internet marketing journey, I was pretty lost as to what road to head down. Google Sniper really outlays the basics, from picking a niche, choosing keywords, buying a domain to setting up a wordpress website which will generate passive income online. It’s an extensive guide, but it’s easy to pick up (the walkthrough videos by George help also).

I studied the strategy pretty extensively to start with, and created my first “Sniper” site the next day. I was pretty excited due to the success stories, but still had that common doubt that it would be another blowout. I made my first bit of commission two weeks later after setting up the site completely. It wasn’t a huge amount but it was something, and that was the trigger to skim through the course once more to see if I could improve my site in anyway. The site in question started to generate me a tidy amount of commission, and still generates on average $375 a month (on autopilot).
As I’ve been recommended many times before, “if something works duplicate it…” And that’s what I did. I now have about 10 sniper sites, all generating commission each month. Each site differs in the amount of money I’m making, but I can’t squabble as I’m on the hunt for more…
The best thing about this course is alongside earning a nice income each month from this system on autopilot with no traffic generation, it’s also an extensive guide into niche research, finding products to promote and how to set up your own website. Yes, it may need to be read through a few times, but believe me… It’s worth it.
Check it out here –Google Sniper

I hope this will work as great for you as it has for me. If you have any questions regarding Google Sniper, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Is this something that could work for you? 

Til next time,
Stay Safe, Stay Smiling! :) 

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Affiliate Funnel - A Different Way Of Thinking With Downline Building

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It's called the marketing funnel and if you think of the pyramid look of a 'downline', flip it!

Here's how it works. Get as many people as you can into the top of your funnel and funnel them down into paying customers. Start with a free front end product or service and then let your marketing turn those free leads into paying customers and clients.

Affiliate Funnel is a service that does this plus so much more. It is an all in one business hub that shows you how to properly promote online using the best free resources around and channel these leads into a thriving downline. This is the power of a well put together marketing funnel, taking leads and turning them into clients.

Affiliate Funnel is owned by a guy who has built a massive six figure business using free resources and his own marketing funnel. Paul Kinder has put his experience in a bottle and packaged it for anyone to check out for free!
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Be sure to check out the Funnel today and start to promote your business the right way using the absolute best tools on the net. The results are there, it's time to grab them...

Til next time,
Stay safe, stay smiling ☺

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Guest Post! EARN REAL CASH FILLING OUT ONLINE SURVEYS (No Joke---and tips to master the system)

Tonight I am posting a follow up post regardnig online surveys. I have been lucky enough to have Marlone Finley offer to guest post for me, which I am extremely grateful for. Enjoy what Marlone has written on their personal experience with online surveys!

(No Joke---and tips to master the system)

By Marlone Finley,

I've been researching factual methods to both earn and save money for years now. One odd and counter-intuitive method I discovered, was earning money using online topic and opinion surveys. I admit it...just the sound of the phonetics smacks of fraud, deceit, and valuable time wasted. I freely confess..I was one of the unbelieving masses. $90 to complete a five minute survey? Who was publishing this stuff--David Hannum? My mind was soon changed however--changed by cold, hard cash.

Rewind 6 years ago. I was planning my wedding and my soon-to be bride was determined to have the wedding of the century. Never the proponent of the almighty splurge, I suggested the modest (read: cheap-olah) approach. She would have none of it. So after I emptied my meager savings account, I was on the prowl for more ways to rake in it before the big day. Having already found success selling gift-cards that I earned from rewards programs like My Coke Rewards, related web-searching brought me upon my first survey website, Panda Research. It claimed to be a research survey site that collects consumer opinions regarding products for major companies. In return for answers to some quick questions, Panda rewards the surveyor with real cash via PayPal. With the day of hitching fast approaching, I cracked my knuckles, fired up my personal info, and created an account.
 Aww. Cute, endangered and profitable.

Sign-up was straightforward. I entered the basic information form, giving my consent to the Terms of Use. I completed a quick demographic survey (designed to better tailor surveys to me as an individual).

Sign your life away. It's like buying a house

Just for completing this opening survey, they rewarded me with $5. After a week or two of completing surveys, I earned enough for a pay-out to my Paypal account. As of today, here are my earnings:


Mind. Changed.

Some offers I didn’t complete sufficiently to qualify for the payout (I didn’t qualify for a Discover Card. Boo.) But this site still enticed me with what I could potentially earn, as well as reporting what I actually earned.

Interested? Here's how I did it, with some tricks o’ the trade on how to be profitable.

Sites like Panda Research offer different ways to complete surveys. The major types are Opinion Surveys, Specialized Surveys, and Investment offers. The most common is the Opinion Survey. Which soda do you prefer? Which dish liquid gets down on grease the hardest? Would you prefer a $50 or $100 Best Buy Gift Card?

Specialized surveys are medical surveys, vacation surveys, etc. They even have Video offers where you can watch quick 30 sec videos, record an in-movie numerical code, and then report that code for cash. Aside from needing an email, all of these surveys are 100% free.

The more lucrative surveys involve signing up for a trial offer, or outright subscribing to a service (Publishers Clearing House, Gamefly, etc).

Now that you know about the 3 main types of surveys offered at Panda Research and similar sites, here are my tips and tricks to earn actual cash.

1. Regardless of the type of survey, always use a throwaway email or, as was my case, an email created just for survey sites. Trust me on this one.

Seriously, what's the worst that could happen?

2. For opinion surveys, you don't have to actually complete any offers! At some point, the survey will begin throwing inquiry surveys at you (interested in diabetes medication or car insurance?). The YES, NO, and ENTER EMAIL buttons are huge, colored and centered on the page. But if you scroll down, you'll find the word SKIP printed very small. Click it and you can get to the last part of this survey in seconds. The last 2-3 parts of this survey type involves completing qualifying offers in order to earn cash for the survey.
Again...there is no need to do any of that. At the bottom of these last pages, it will say, " After you have completed qualifying offers above, click here to continue". Simply be obedient and click the work CONTINUE, and you can complete the survey and earn the cash.

3. Specialized surveys are cut and dry, but no one says you have divulge personal information. I select totally random check-boxes and whiz through these. The only caveat is the timing. Some surveys will disqualify if you complete them too fast. So be mindful.

4. Finally, investment surveys are all about weighing buy-in versus payout. In the case of a trial subscription, they are usually just $1. I would wait 3 days for the offer cash to hit my account, and then call and cancel the trial. I've never had a problem with this method. In the case of Pay-to-play, it's all about how much the purchase is for compared to how much the survey site pays out. I recall a magazine subscription cost me $15 up front, but the survey site paid out $20. In that case, I was up by $5 and got a magazine script.

Again, the payouts can be issued via PayPal, check, or even debit card. All survey sites have a minimum payout threshold (usually $30), and a 30-day wait period for the first payout to arrive in your cash-ready mitts. You won't get rich doing surveys, and there is the issue of boredom, but here's a send-off tip: Open multiple accounts and do exactly the same surveys.

Darn you, payout threshold!

There are dozens of survey sites out there. Here are some that I have used and been paid from:

Happy surveying!

Marlone Finley is the Founder of Chicago Thinkers Journal and blogs about a variety of topics. To read more from Marlone, these links below will take to there.

Thanks again Marlone for taking the time to do this post for me. Much appreciation and best of luck with your survey adventure!

Til next time, 
Stay Safe, Stay Smiling :)

Friday, 17 June 2016

PLR - They Could Help You!

One of the biggest obstacles I faced when I first started writing my blog, was content. Writing was always something I had kept hidden, or I did it only when I felt the need to express how I was feeling. Now that my writing was about to be viewed by the world, ensuring I had content that people wanted to read was paramount! Everywhere I went I heard "Content is king" or "You must have original content to establish yourself as an authority". Occasionally that good old writing block came and producing content was sometimes difficult. I didn’t have a lot of money to outsource my content and sometimes it took me a long time to create the content. Do you face this issue as well?

Sometimes it can be hard to find that perfect content to get yourself noticed, perhaps the good ol’ thinker is temporarily thought out…. Let me tell you a secret..

There are smarter ways of getting the content you need.

I almost gave up until a friend asked me if I had used PLR’s before. I had no idea at all what she was talking about so I looked into it some more. Who wouldn’t? If I can get help with content which in turn leads to more readers, then of course I’ll check it out and this could be just what I needed to get over the hump I found myself stuck on.

"Private label rights" or PLR is basically the right to use someone else's content to do whatever you want with it. Meaning you can put your name on it and claim it without copyright infringements! PLR is not to be confused with resell or master resell rights.

Here is a quick review of some of the most common rights.

Unrestricted Private Label Rights – These rights allow you do whatever you want with them. You can put your name on them, rewrite, repackage, sell, or give them away.

Private Label Rights – Is similar to unrestricted in that you can rewrite and put your name on it. But can have some limitations such as you cannot give it away for free.

Resell Right – Is simply permission from the owner of a product (e.g. an eBook) to allow you to sell it for your own profit.

Master Resell Rights – Takes resell rights a step further and allows you to sell the resell rights to the product as well as the product. Buying a set of these rights is great for initial profit, but the downside is that you cannot change the information and essentially all you are really doing is helping to build someone else's business and reputation.

You don't HAVE to create your own product in order to use PLR content. PLR should be looked at as a part of the puzzle that can help you promote YOUR business, build YOUR credibility, and make YOU all the long term profits.
PLR articles are also popular because they have a wide range of uses. When buying them, examine the writer’s preferences. There are some who will enforce strict rules. Since you are only paying to use these articles, you should have to follow their rules. On that same note, some PLR articles can be used as web content, blog postings, newsletters, eBooks, and for internet marketing.

PLR will help you:
Save time, effort, and frustration.
Build your brand and reputation.
Make more money.

PLR’s can come in many different formats.
Some examples:
Software with Source Code Rights
Affiliate Minisites
Squeeze Page Templates
Niche WordPress Themes
Photoshop Header Templates
Training Videos

I've listed the sites that I find are the best in providing quality PLR's.
(Disclaimer: the following are affiliate links and should you choose to purchase packs from them, I will earn a small percentage. I will say Thank You!)

1.Download PLR With nearly 4,000 PLR products, this site offers bundles, including graphic packs, in most niches. They have a great search feature so you can find exactly what you’re looking for in seconds! Registration is free and the option to upgrade is available with a $1 Trial. This gives access to 2,600 products. Upon signing up for your trial, I have included a downloadable PDF Budgeting Guide. (after earning through the surveys, this will come in handy!) Start Your Trial Now!

2.  This site requires no membership and gives instant download access to a range of PLR products, including reports, articles, eBooks and videos. Also available are a range of Free PLR products in a variety of niches. PLR’s start at $1.99 and there’s sure to be something for you. Find Yours Today!

3. Susanne Myers and Tracy Roberts enjoy helping entrepreneurs kick off their online business and offer PLR’s in a range of niches. You can also register and get 5 FREE PLR articles to use for your blog or website
This site is definitely a favourite of mine and I have used several of their packs and can’t fault them at all. They also offer a bundle on different ways to use a PLR bundle!  Register and Get Your FREE Articles

4. Lisa Stoops and her team have been providing PLR products for over 4 years. With 30 different product categories, PLR a La Carte stock a great variety of PLR’s ready for you to use. Sign up to receive a FREE PLR pack for you to start using immediately for your business. Sign Up Here!

5. Ruth has been a PLR content provider since 2008 and covers a variety of niches. If you cant find what you're looking for, Ruth can be contacted for a request. Subscribe to this site gives you a free PLR pack. When you sign up to the newsletter, you will receive a FREE PLR article, each and every Friday. FREE PLR Friday's!

PLR is the perfect solution for anyone who wants to build a successful Internet business but doesn’t like, want, or know how to write well, is out of ideas, or doesn't have time for product creation.
PLR articles should be rewritten to produce unique content. This is considered a must if you want to use those articles to post on your website, blog, or submit them to article directories. If you are looking to combine a number of PLR articles into an eBook or use the articles as newsletter content, rewriting isn’t necessary. Although rewriting PLR articles sounds like a lot of work, it is very easy. All you need to do is reword a few sentences or change a couple of words in each sentence.

One reason why PLR articles are increasing in popularity is because they are affordable. In fact, they are downright cheap. Depending on where you make your purchase from, you can pay $1 or less for each article. With that said, many PLR articles are sold in packages. This means that you may have to spend $10 to make a purchase, but you should get 10 articles.

PLR Content can seem too good to be true. There's got to be a catch, right?

Not really. Let's look at some of the common PLR arguments.

Argument #1
“You shouldn't buy PLR content because thousands of other people have the same content.”
Wrong. Some people see this as a real problem…but it's not.  You don’t have to create completely new or unique content for people to buy into what you are selling. You just need to meet their needs or desires. Besides it won't be the exact same content after you change it up a bit.
All good content is, well, good. There is no reason why you shouldn’t share good information with your target market especially if you have the right to do so.

Argument #2
“You will get penalized by Google for duplicate content.”
“Let's put this to bed once and for all, folks: There's no such thing as a "duplicate content penalty." At least, not in the way most people mean when they say that.”  - Google

You don’t want the exact word for word content on your web pages. Scraping content is not recommended. With PLR content you are not scraping content. You are buying the rights to the content allowing you to use it as you wish. All you have to do is add value to the PLR content and you are good.
I’ll ask a question – should you decide NOT to sell something just because someone else is selling it?
Of course not!

Argument #3
“You have to change so much of the content that it is not even worth buying it. You're better off hiring a freelance or ghost writer.”
Unless you have hundreds of dollars to spare to outsource your content then go right ahead. You can easily pay $1,000 to get an eBook ghostwritten for you.
Quality PLR content is inexpensive. You can spend less than $20 and get a variety of pieces of content to use however you want. The amount of money you will make from your finished PLR product, outweighs any amount you spent obtaining it. Depending on what you are using it for you may not have to change any of the content.
That’s pretty much the run-down of PLR’s. They can be very beneficial for those times that writing the content yourself just doesn’t seem to be happening. I hope this has helped you.
Content Determines Success!

Have you used PLR’s before? What’s your thoughts on using them? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Til next time,
Stay Safe, Stay Smiling :)