Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Rebate Checks

So the questions are being asked what are you going to do with your rebate check?
Starting May 2, some 130 million U.S. families and individuals will be getting tax rebate checks from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The are being sent out by the main (first) fillers SS#- not a half bad system.
The IRS says it began Direct Deposits of Rebate Checks Monday morning, to people whose Social Security Number ends in 00 through 20.
SS ends with 21-75? You'll get your deposit starting Friday May 2nd.
SS ending in 76-99? You'll receive yours starting Friday May 9th.
The stimulus payments will go out through the late spring and summer.

How do you complain if your rebate is incorrect?
Your best bet is to check the IRS website. Use their online calculator to figure your rebate. Still feel the check is wrong? Email or call the IRS. But be prepared to wait, if you are trying to get through by phone.

Again after you receive that money, what are you going to do with it?
Will you go shopping?
Some grocery stores are offering extra money if you use it to purchase a "gift card" for that particular store. I received a flier from Jewel today offering me an extra 10% on that gift card, but the minimum amount $300.00. Groceries is something I always need and spend money on anyways.

What other companies will offer deals? Who wants your money the most?

My mother wants to use her check for vacation (how about Disney). I wish!!!

How about putting it away for a rainy day, or maybe use it to make others happy - give big tips, have a dinner party, take your kids, spouse, partner out for the day. Tomorrow April 30, 2008 is Baskin Robins 31cent scoop night, you could take your whole block.
So many ideas and yet still not enough money.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Family Time

My family (husband and children first) are the most important thing to me. Sometimes that means putting them first.

Raising your kids may be a bit difficult at times. Generally speaking it is a wonderful experience to see that your kids are growing. Also, that they are learning new things with each passing day. The love I feel as a parent keeps on growing. I will always have unconditional love for my kids. But raising the kids is not always easy. It is a very emotional relationship that exists between the parents and the kids, but it has a very non-emotional side to it. Raising your kids mean that you have to arrange the amount of money which is needed to afford a life of at least reasonable standard for your kids. It also means that you have to educate them. When it comes to learning at school, not all kids are very fond of it. Many children can be very difficult when it comes to sending them to school. People bear such things as they raise their kids.

Raising your kids means that you earn for your kids, you feed them, you give them proper education, and you give them all the love and care they need. You also have to protect them from the good and bad of society. You have to be there for them. Raising your kids is a wonderful experience and most of the parents agree to this statement. People love to have kids as the children add color to their lives. Children are a very important part of a family.

How can I earn for my kids and still be here for them, I keep going back to this topic as I believe it relates to many out there. As the kids start to get older you start to think about what you are going to do with your life. I don't want my children to see me sitting around, or doing without because I never go back into the working world. We have given up "things" with me staying home, and we have to start thinking about college and such. I have to start thinking about giving back. But what?

I have started doing surveys which has made me some money and I have gotten some useful samples to try and I actually get paid to record my shopping purchases along with getting paid to read emails from inbox dollars and send earnings.

As I continue to look for the best ways to make money online, I will keep you informed.

Sunday, April 27, 2008


What is Adsense really, how does it work, why are we doing this? Questions I'm sure most of us have asked a time or two.

Adsense is considered as one of the most powerful tools in a website or blog publisher’s arsenal. It enables a person to monetize their sites easily. If used properly, it can generate a very large and healthy income for the publisher. However if you are not using them correctly you are actually leaving a lot of money on the table. Something everyone hates.

Start by writing some quality content articles which are also keyword incorporated. There are a lot of people given the gift of being good with words. Writing comes easy for them. Why not make it work in such a way that you will be earning some extra cash in the process.

There are actually three steps to put into mind before you begin writing your ads and having an effective Adsense.

1. Keyword research. Find some popular subjects, keywords or phrase. Select the ones which you think has more people clicking through. There are actually keyword suggestion tools that some sites are offering to those who are just their Adsense business. One I use is Keyword Research Tool

2. Writing articles. Start writing original content with keywords from the topics that you have achieved in your search. Take note that search engines are taking pride in the quality of their articles and what you will be writing should keep up with their demands.

3. Quality content site. Build a quality content site incorporated with Adsense ads that is targeting the subject and keywords of your articles and websites. This is where all that you’ve done initially will go to and this is also where they will prove their worth to you.

Try to position your ads where surfers are most likely to click on them. According to research, the one place that surfers look first when they visit a certain site is the top left. The reason behind this is not known. Maybe it is because some of the most useful search engine results are at the top of all other rankings. So visitors tend to look in that same place when browsing through other sites.

To really start making money with Adsense, you should have a definite focus on what you want to achieve and how you will go about achieving them. As with any other kind of business venture, time is needed coupled with patience.

Do not just ignore your site and your Adsense once you have finished accomplishing them. Spare some time, even an hour, making adjustments to the Adsense ads on your sites to quickly trigger your Adsense income.

Advertisers have realized the benefits associated having their ads served on targeted websites. Thus increasing the possibility that a prospective web surfer will have an interest in their product and services. All because of the content and its constant maintenance. As opposed to those who are not using Adsense in their sites, they are given the option of having other people do their content for them, giving them the benefit of having successful and money-generating web sites.

Adsense is all about targeted content, the more targeted your content is, the more target the search engines’ ads will be. There are some web masters and publishers who are focused more on their site contents and how best to maintain them rather than the cash that the ads will generate for them. This is the part where the effectiveness is working its best.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Article Submitter Review

While article submission isn't anything shockingly new to the world of SEO, many people STILL don't do it... and for good reason. It takes so incredibly long to do manually.

I'll admit, I had tried article submission at one point, but after I finally found a few article dircetories to submit my articles to, and then after manually copying and pasting my information into the required textboxes on each submission site, I quickly realized that my time could be better spent doing something else.

Then I came across a free program created by Brad Callen and Bryxen Software, Inc. that allows you to automatically submit your articles to hundreds of article directories with a few mouse clicks. Basically all I had to do was input my article criteria into the software, ONCE! Then, the program would automatically fill in all of the required data at each of the submission websites. Pretty incredible if you ask me.

The only part I didn't understand was why the program is free... but I can't argue with that I suppose.

The software currently contains around 700 article directories, all free to submit your articles to. It is the most straightforward program that we've come across, in that all you need to do is:

1. Input your article details (i.e. title, article body, bio, etc.) into the software

2. Click on the directory you want to submit to

And then the program will automatically fill in your article details. Then, you simply click the submit button and your article is instantly submitted to the directory. Then, you can move to the next directory, go through the list, and by the time you're finished you'll have roughly 700 one way links pointing to your website.

I can't think of an easier way to get links. Of course, if you're going to get links this quickly, it's important to submit different variations of your articles, to make things look more natural to the search engines.

You can do this very easily via Article Submitter when you create your project in the beginning.

The software is constantly being updated and their is an incredible community of users established that all work together to make the software better and better, so you know you're getting great value for the money.

To check out the software, go here:


Monday, April 21, 2008

Dogs Anyone

Aside from starting up an online business and dealing with my 2 boys and the daily trials of being a stay at home mom. How about throwing a new pet into the mix, specifically a dog. Trying to do the right thing, we are making an attempt to adopt a dog. We search petfinder.com on a regular basis. It's fun searching through the dog lists and looking at picture, descriptions and thinking this one might work or maybe this one. Do you really drive around to all these different places to check them all out, with small children you have to bring the whole family for a meet and greet. We have gone to a couple of pet store, but most don't carry the larger dogs that we are looking for. We visited one shelter and they never let us know if our application was even approved.
So anyways along the way we have had times where the shelter questions or shows concern about what we are feeding our dog. Why is that? We always have given our animals what the vet recommended, isn't that enough? Well after doing some research, I guess not.
It's been all over the news and I just haven't been paying attention. It is becoming more and more clear that most commercial dog food isn't so great. I have been trying to find a source to help me unravel all of this information and found the Dog Food Secrets book to be a good source of information.
Now that we know how to feed out dog, we just have to keep working on finding the right dog.

Monday, April 14, 2008


I am chugging right along and randomly getting negative and scared. What if I'm not good enough? What if this doesn't work? What can I do to make it better? How did so and so do it? That self doubt is a constant pressure. Sometimes life is good and I get alot done with a positive attitude. Other days are not as great. That why you need to tell your self daily, hourly that you are successful and remain positive. Nothing happens overnight and your time will come.
Here is an article I found says it all.

Why You Need a Success Mindset

You hear it all the time: "success is a state of mind." There are people who would argue that success is a natural result of proper planning, preparation and focused action, and that viewpoint certainly holds a grain of truth - but there are also many exceptions to disprove that "rule." Have you ever wondered how two people can attempt the same objective in the same way and only one of them succeed? Is it sheer luck? Timing? Tenacity? More often than not, it's a person's mind-set that determines whether they fail or succeed.

What is a mind-set, anyway? Typically a mind-set refers to your predominant state of mind day to day. It's what you think about, focus on, and expect from your daily experiences. Think negatively, expect the worst, feel pessimistic about your options and that's exactly what you'll seem to draw into your life. Likewise, think positively, expect the best and focus on a successful outcome and you get it most of the time.

Makes sense, right? But how exactly does this work? Why is a success mind-set so important? There are three big reasons:

1) A success mind-set boosts your confidence and self-belief.

A lack of belief in yourself usually comes along with a sense of powerlessness and futility, which is the exact opposite of a success mind-set. Lack of confidence means you see no point in trying to be successful because it won't happen anyway. Obviously, this type of mind-set is a recipe for failure in any endeavor.

Having a true success mind-set, on the other hand, means you believe in yourself and your capabilities. You believe you can succeed at nearly anything you try, and you're willing to give it your best shot. Even better, the more you do try, the more confidence and self-belief you build - until you're virtually unstoppable!

2) A success mind-set strengthens your determination.

Without a success mind-set, one failure is enough to convince you that pursuing your goals is a waste of time. Tenacity and determination don't exist in your world. If you don't become a raging success the first time you try, you surmise that it simply wasn't meant to be. Unfortunately, few things worth having are obtained so easily!

A success mind-set, however, strengthens your awareness that a failure is not the end of the story - it's just one more way that didn't work out the way you planned. In fact, a true success mind-set makes it obvious that the only true failure occurs when you stop trying.

3) A success mind-set encourages fruitful actions.

Have you ever found yourself wandering in circles because you didn't know the best way to approach a specific goal? Perhaps you had an idea of the best course of action but you felt intimidated by some of the action steps required. As a result, you may have kept sabotaging your efforts as you searched in vain for an easier or less frightening way to your goal.

With a true success mind-set, you'll always know the most effective action steps that will lead directly to your goal. As already discussed, you'll also have the inner confidence and determination to pursue them - which is a sure recipe for . . . you guessed it; success!

If I had to sum up how to develop a success mind-set into as few words as possible, I'd say this:

- Go for your dreams.
- Think positively.
- Believe in yourself.
- Believe you can do better.
- Learn, grow and develop yourself.
- Be willing to take chances.
- Give it your all.
- Expect the best in every situation.
- Be willing to fail.
- When you fall down, get back up and try again.

Keep doing that and you can't help but become successful, from the inside out.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Date Entry

Its hard being a stay at home mother and dealing with the stress of never having enough money. But then to go out there and find a job that fits around your family is much more daunting. Is this legit, will it work for me, can I really do this. All these questions are asked daily, I'm sure. Sometimes it seems hard just to find 5 minutes for myself much less time to work from home. But I can do it and so can you. I have heard alot of good reviews of this work from home site and it has been reviewed and tested by Consumer Rated and was given a good rating. "Our research on this program revealed a very complete work-at-home program." states Consumer Rated. To check it out click here.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Secrets Worldwide Website live

I want to be your Internet Secrets Investigator and have started a website to collect all those secrets. Check it out to find the best secrets at www.secretsworldwide.com You will find the secrets to Disney savings and major restaurant recipes. Plus the dangers of commercial dog food and the secrets to getting those Google Ads Free. It will be update regularly as we find the best secrets for you. We promise to scour the internet for the best secrets and information that you will need to find useful in all areas of home, business, and life.

So we are moving right along and getting excited about what is to come. It gives me some incentive to keep chugging along. It has been a world wind few months and now it's time to get out there and make my mark on the internet.
It's time to start networking - not a strong suite for me - playing the adword game - oh boy- getting out there and getting known.
You can never stop working, but at some point you need to get out there and make your mark and improve from there.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Sucessful thinking

Here is just some information I found useful. I am trying to work on my affirmations daily. Take these and use them in your life.

101 Helpful Affirmations

Affirmations are great tools that can help you overcome fear, build your confidence, develop an abundance mind-set and more. The problem is that many people aren't sure exactly how to write effective affirmations. Do they always have to be in present tense? Can they contain "negative" words like can't, won't, not, and so on?

There are plenty of differing opinions on the right and wrong ways to write effective affirmations, but the bottom line is that an affirmation can be considered effective if it works for YOU! The whole point of affirmations is to shift your thoughts and emotions to a more positive place so you feel more confident, happy, secure, abundant, or anything else you're trying to accomplish.

Take a look at the sample affirmations below for starters and feel free to use them if they resonate with you. If not, try altering them slightly until they trigger the mind-set and emotional state you're trying to attain.

Affirmations for Healthy Weight and Body Image:

- Today I love my body fully, deeply and joyfully.
- My body has its own wisdom and I trust that wisdom completely.
- My body is simply a projection of my beliefs about myself.
- I am growing more beautiful and luminous day by day.
- I choose to see the divine perfection in every cell of my body.
- As I love myself, I allow others to love me too.
- Flaws are transformed by love and acceptance.
- Today I choose to honor my beauty, my strength and my uniqueness.
- I love the way I feel when I take good care of myself.
- Today my own well-being is my top priority.

Affirmations for Self-Confidence and Self-Belief:

- Fear is only a feeling; it cannot hold me back.
- I know that I can master anything if I do it enough times.
- Today I am willing to fail in order to succeed.
- I believe that I have the strength to make my dreams come true.
- I'm going to relax and have fun with this, no matter what the outcome may be.
- I'm proud of myself for even daring to try; many people won't even do that!
- Today I put my full trust in my inner guidance.
- I grow in strength with every forward step I take.
- I release my hesitation and make room for victory!
- With a solid plan and a belief in myself, there's nothing I can't do.

Affirmations for Abundance and Prosperity:

- I open to the flow of great abundance in all areas of my life.
- I always have more than enough of everything I need.
- Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!
- Today I expand my awareness of the abundance all around me.
- I allow the universe to bless me in surprising and joyful ways.
- My grateful heart is a magnet that attracts more of everything I desire.
- Prosperity surrounds me, prosperity fills me, prosperity flows to me and through me.
- I exude passion, purpose and prosperity.
- I am always led to the people who need what I have to offer.
- As my commitment to help others grows, so does my wealth.
- My day is filled with limitless potential in joy, abundance and love.

Affirmations for Life Purpose:

- The better I know myself, the clearer my purpose becomes.
- My unique skills and talents can make a profound difference in the world.
- Today I follow my heart and discover my destiny.
- I am meant to do great things.
- I am limited only by my vision of what is possible.
- My purpose is to develop and share the best parts of myself with others.
- Today I present my love, passion, talent and joy as a gift to the world.
- I need not know the entire journey in order to take one step.
- I fulfill my life purpose by starting here, right now.
- My life purpose can be whatever I decide to make it.

Affirmations for Inner Peace:

- All is well, right here, right now.
- Peace begins with a conscious choice.
- Today I embrace simplicity, peace and solace.
- A peaceful heart makes for a peaceful life.
- I trust the universe to deliver my highest good in every situation.
- By becoming peace, I create peace in every experience.
- I am filled with the light of love, peace and joy.
- Peace comes when I let go of trying to control every tiny detail.
- Where peace dwells, fear cannot.
- Today my mission is to surrender and release.

Affirmations for Opportunity:

- Today I open my mind to the endless opportunities surrounding me.
- Opportunities are everywhere, if I choose to see them.
- I boldly act on great opportunities when I see them.
- My intuition leads me to the most lucrative opportunities.
- An opportunity is simply a possibility until I act on it.
- Some of the best opportunities are made, not found.
- Today I see each moment as a new opportunity to express my greatness.
- I expand my awareness of the hidden potential in each experience.
- Let each of my experiences today be a gateway to something even better.
- Each decision I make creates new opportunities.

Affirmations for Love:

- I am ready for a healthy, loving relationship.
- All of my relationships are meaningful and fulfilling.
- As I share my love with others the universe mirrors love back to me.
- I see everyone I meet as a soul mate.
- I trust the universe to know the type of partner who is perfect for me.
- Today I release fear and open my heart to true love.
- I am grateful for the people in my life.
- I am the perfect partner for my perfect partner.
- I deserve a loving, healthy relationship.
- I deserve to be loved and I allow myself to be loved.

Affirmations for Healing:

- I am strong and healthy.
- My energy and vitality are increasing every day.
- I open to the natural flow of wellness now.
- My inner guidance leads me to the right healing modalities for me.
- Abundant health and wellness are my birthright.
- Thank you for my strength, my health and my vitality.
- I am feeling stronger and better now.
- I love taking good care of myself.
- Today nurturing myself is my highest priority.
- Thank you for the opportunity to balance my mind, body and spirit.

Affirmations for Inner Clarity:

- Today I awaken to my higher wisdom.
- My inner voice guides me in every moment.
- I am centered, calm and clear.
- I always know the right actions to achieve my goals.
- When I know where I'm going, getting there is a cinch!
- Today I am completely tuned in to my inner wisdom.
- Harmony is always a sign that I am balanced from within.
- Thank you for showing me the way to my dreams.
- I trust my feelings and insights.
- I am detached and open to divine guidance.

Affirmations for Self-Love:

- I am filled with light, love and peace.
- I treat myself with kindness and respect.
- I don't have to be perfect; I just have to be me.
- I give myself permission to shine.
- I honor the best parts of myself and share them with others.
- I'm proud of all I have accomplished.
- Today I give myself permission to be greater than my fears.
- I love myself no matter what.
- I am my own best friend and cheerleader.
- Thank you for the qualities, traits and talents that make me so unique.


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