Tips To Creating And Using A Customer List

One of the most lucrative ways to profit on the Internet is by creating a list. Once you have a list in a place you can email your list periodically with your product offers. There are some things you need to know about creating your list.

There are list building websites that are available to use. The only problem with those is that not only are you building your list you are building someone else’s. With these methods, you are building someone else’s list without him even lifting a finger. Never build someone else’s list you should be building your own.

You could go and put up a website to sell your product or service and if you’re not somehow grabbing visitors’ email address your throwing money away. One way to do this is instead of selling your product outright you could offer a free report, e-book, or newsletter. For the prospect to get this free information he would enter his name and email. Once the email is received you should have an autoresponder set up to email the free information immediately. In the next couple of days, you can offer your product in another email.

Care must be taken that you stay in contact with your customers without spamming. Flooding his email with daily offers does not make you look good nor does the contact appreciate it. I removed one person earlier today who emailed me two or three times per day. Always trying to offer me something else to buy. Not only was this very annoying I tend to not trust him as a reliable source.

People sign up for information cause its free and because you offer valuable information they need. They look to you as an expert when the information is valuable. You have begun a trust relationship between you and your customer. As long as you don’t violate that trust he will eventually buy your products. The more you build this relationship the more sales you will get from repeat customers. Your customers will get you, customers, too if they trust you. This is where an SEO company might help you. They will provide you necessary and vital content that you can use to attract more and more potential customers. These SEO changes will help you in improving your website ranking making you more visible on the internet.

Some marketers take this relationship between their customers to lightly without a list they would not have a business. You make violate this trust with one customer it will affect others.

One way to keep this relationship in good standing is to have other free items to offer your customers from time to time. If you offer something free you can always sell them on the back end from a thank you page. Another way is to give them a free bonus for purchasing your offer. Just remember these are your customers if you treat them right they will stay customers for a long time. If you Spam them or sell their email addresses they will not think of you very highly and unsubscribe from your list.

You must always add a disclaimer to the fact you will not resell their information to another party. Your emails must include a way to opt-out or unsubscribe. The more comfortable they feel with you the more they will stay customers.

Building a list is an important part of Internet Marketing. If you have a website and you’re not using this option start doing it today. It will jump-start your business into a profitable niche.

 

4 Things To Remember While Choosing The Right VDR

A VDR represents a highly secured virtual space where you can store, save and share confidential data in huge volumes. It has many advantages like 24*7 data accessibility from any device and any location, security of data management and cost effectiveness. The below mentioned pointers should be carefully considered to choose the right VDR.

What does your company need?

While choosing the right VDR, the key determining feature that matters the most could be based on the transaction you are about to conduct and advice on. Hence the first step would be to know your needs- whether you are getting ready for the next merger or acquisition or raising capital or launching an IPO. Every company and sector has its own specific challenges and requirements. Clear understanding of these fundamentals of your business will help you to zero in on the most suitable VDR provider.

Do your homework 

This is not possible to choose each and every service provider of Virtual Data Room that you come across. It is definitely better to do some research and bring in efforts for choosing the right and probably the best service provider. Check online for the best and most trusted names in the VDR sector. Go through their reviews, ratings and also talk to them personally to land up with the most competitive deal.

Budget

Another factor to be considered even before searching the service provider is the budget. How much cash can you realistically spend? Can you get some expensive virtual data room? Or is it better to stick to less complicated thus cheaper solutions? Find out a reputed VDR that’s reasonably affordable. Don’t just focus on a provider that provides dirt cheap rates.

Security

Your chosen VDR provider should promise you high-end security features like multi-factor authentication and top-notch encryption to ensure best protection of stored data.

Discovering The Charms Jacksonville Real Estate Has To Offer

Whether you crave a bird’s eye view of the St. John’s River from the terrace of a high rise condo, an historic mansion with live oaks full of Spanish moss or ocean waves lapping at your door, Jacksonville, Florida can fill the bill. This is a place where you can spot fabulous condos similar to those in parc central residences ec in Singapore. There is such a diverse real estate market to be found here and the population continues to grow by leaps and bounds, seventy six people per day are discovering this hot new market. Not bad for a town known not too very long ago as a sleepy little hamlet. Sleepy that is until Central and South Florida’s more populated big cities, bursting at the seams let loose and sent new retirees and young professionals seeking the famous Florida sunshine spewing north to a city not quite ready for prime time.

Still today if asked most people would have no idea where in Florida Jacksonville is located, oh they certainly know where Tampa, Orlando and Miami are but Jacksonville has been a well kept secret waiting to be discovered for decades and discovered it has been. In the proverbial blink of an eye shrewd developers are ravaging the landscape at break neck speed, city government and members of the local chamber of commerce struggle to keep up with the growth. Just a few short years ago this beautiful river city lay quietly in slumber, now high rise condominiums dot both the North and the South banks of the St. Johns River and the newly built sports arenas and outdoor amphitheatre are evidence that Jacksonville may never sleep again.

The first sign of a rebirth was the renovation of some of Jacksonville’s oldest buildings into condominium style apartments and the formation of a new version of the “Welcome Wagon” of the fifties, they are glorified tour guides called city Ambassadors. Men and women wearing brightly colored orange shirts, khakis and donning safari hats, these city workers roam the streets at the disposal of city dwellers, downtown workers and newcomers/visitors to this fine city. They give much needed directions, walk women to their cars in the evening and are very visible during “special events”. Last year’s Super Bowl was this task force’s biggest test, one they passed with flying colors and the actual event was such a roaring success, (much to many nay sayers chagrin), that there is talk of other major sporting events in Jacksonville’s future.

Locals have mixed feelings about the whole growth idea, they know that with growth comes greed, corruption and crime but renewal has also been touted as a part of the “Big picture”. Jacksonville’s Downtown Vision Plan has sparked a renewed sense of pride in its wealth of older buildings and neighborhoods. Such is the case with the city of Springfield, an area that dates back to the 1800s, fell upon ruin in the mid 1980’s and was quickly forgotten. Today, the Ritz Theatre is alive with African American art exhibits, jazz concerts and other special events just like the old days. Beautiful old schools and warehouses are being renovated into apartments and business is returning to the area at an astounding rate. Enterprising developers are quickly realizing that Springfield is within one mile of all the action on the St. Johns River and are currently building historic looking replicas of row houses in an attempt to breathe fresh life back into Springfield’s real estate market.

Springfield is not the only neighborhood on the North Bank to benefit from the renewed interest in downtown Jacksonville; the Avondale/Riverside neighborhoods, also within one mile of downtown, once enclaves of the ultra wealthy are seeing a resurgence of renovations of their turn of the century mansions on or near the river. Chic new restaurants and high end boutiques open their doors on a daily basis. Thirtysomethings are jumping on the “flip this house” band wagon and are making small fortunes all the while enhancing the area, returning it to its former status of the “IT” place to live and shop.

San Marco, a quaint community founded by immigrants on the South Bank is much the same as it has always been. The beautiful fountain of three imposing lions made of bronze still stands guard over town square and the art deco apartment buildings and larger Italian style villas still stand as sentinels on the river. This area draws its share of the real estate focus, after all this part of Jacksonville is where the DuPonts chose to build their family estate, Epping Forest.

The beaches have always been a huge draw, not too much has changed there except that the real estate prices rise higher by the minute and the resort type communities get more elite and unattainable to common folk by the hour. Cookie cutter neighborhoods and shopping malls spring up in between and developers can’t seem to keep up with the suburban sprawl, although I don’t hear anyone crying over their bloated bank accounts.

In a way it’s a shame that Jacksonville couldn’t have remained the best kept secret in Florida but that’s just the way of the world. Progress cometh, you might as well carve out your piece of the pie and maintain forward motion. If your hearts desire is to live in the Sunshine State and you yearn for the culture of a big city with the charm of a small town, then Jacksonville is the place to be. But you’d better hurry, there is plenty to do and it continues to grow but as far as I know they’re not making anymore land

Within the first three months of 2005, Jacksonville hosted the 39th annual Super Bowl, the hit television series “Extreme Home Makeover Edition” came to town and Hollywood movie star John Travolta began filming a new gangster movie outside the historic Florida Theatre. Now that’s progress.

5 Basic Tips For Computer Security

With the integration of computers in our lives, it is really important that we pay attention to the security and safety of our data. There are several simple tips that you can follow in order to make sure that you keep your data safe from online threats.  

  1. Enable Automatic Updates This should be your first step in order to make your online experience safe. With these automatic updates, you get the latest security patches such as liutilities malware library that are really useful to tackle online attacks. You also get the latest software updates that improve the overall efficiency of your device. However, since a lot of data is consumed with these updates many people turn this feature off. This way they compromise with their security as well.  
  2. Using Anti-virus and Anti-Malware This is the simplest way through which you can improve your data security. You get excellent virus protection with the latest and updated anti-virus programs which is why it is a really good idea to invest in a decent anti-virus and anti-malware software. You also get Windows Defender and Windows Firewall that are already there in your operating system, however, for advanced protection you should rely on a decent anti-virus program.  
  3. Password Creation and Storage It is really important that you create strong and complex passwords that you with your online accounts in order to make it difficult for hackers to crack it. In addition to that, you should also install software and extensions that allow you to automate this process so that you never type your password in front of other people. But make sure to choose a credible software for such things.  
  4. Physical Presence It is really important that you never leave your laptop or computer unattended as it is really easy for hackers to gain access to your sensitive data at that time. This is why as you leave your device unattended, make sure to lock it so that no can access it.  
  5. Spam Emails 

Lastly, you should always pay attention to the emails and messages that you open online. As these fishy emails and messages often contain viruses and malware that can affect your device.  

Three Mistakes of First-Time Triathletes

Triathlon training can seem simple: do as much work as you can in the three disciplines and you should taste success. However, like all parts of life, that philosophy is not, and will never be, that easy. If you are preparing for such marathons you should definitely connect with gymshark athletes that have a lot of experience with these kinds of races. They will be able to help you with your training routine and will suggest you necessary changes in your diet as well. 

Instead, training for your first triathlon takes as much intellectual preparation as it does physical training. Prior to diving into the pool and cranking out endless laps or jumping on the bike to do a long ride on an early Saturday morning before the traffic gets heavy, sit down and map out your strategy, taking into account your weaknesses. Make sure you possess a desire to learn how to train, not just to go and train.

If you follow this advice, you’ll avoid these three big mistakes far too many triathlon newbies make.

  1. Not Enough of the Bike: Inevitably, when you talk to someone who has never done a triathlon, even someone who is wider than they are tall and never leaves the couch except for an elongated potty break, this person will say something like, “I could never swim that far, and I don’t run unless I’m being chased, but I could ride a bike forever.” Needless to say, these folks have it all wrong. If they hopped on a bike and were told to cover even a small 25-mile course, they’d be cramping and sore halfway through, begging for water on the doorsteps of the houses along the route. So, to avoid being like one of these folks, spend a ton of time on the bike. If you think you spend considerable time there already, it is probably still not enough. Cycling is the biggest part of prepping for a triathlon, so pump up those tires and hit the road. You can’t go wrong here.
  1. Forgetting about Race Hydration and Nutrition during the Race: Many people change their diets to fit the goal of competing in a triathlon, yet an oddly high number of people arrive ill-prepared for what it takes to keep the body fueled during the actual event. One small water bottle cage on your bike will not satisfy you on a 90-degree day over 56 miles. Having hydration systems in place-multiple bottles mounted on the saddle or using a water belt during the run-will give you the chance to stay balanced and focused. Likewise, having nutritional supplements, like gels and energy bars, to ingest during the competition will let you avoid that energy low that will, without a doubt, cause a serious downfall. Thus, practice race nutrition and hydration during your training so that on race day you can move flawlessly and without concern.

  1. Misunderstanding the Need to Taper: The body needs rest, and training it into the ground the week before the race will decimate you during the big event. Most people new to the sport want to use every moment to rack up miles, yet is that really needed? Sure, during the heavy weeks it is, but when you close in on race day, you need to scale back and let your body recover and prepare for the challenge that awaits. Proving to yourself that you can finally run 13.1 miles without stopping three days before the race might make you feel accomplished then, but it will almost ensure that you fail to do it when it really matters. Follow a designated training plan that has a quality taper section built-in at the end. Your body will love you for it.

Tips for the Beginning Child Care Provider

I was a child care provider for many years. For all those who really have a knack for getting along with and caring for children, this career is a good one. With CHILD CARE referral services and information on center care, you can learn more about the benefits of being a child care professional. After going through all this you will be able to manage your childcare business. As I was a professional in this field for a long time, I will share some of my insights with you. 

I’m sure that most people interested in this job are probably wondering how much can be made and for how many children. I watched a grand total of 5 children in my home daycare center (at a time) 5 days a week and made around $3,000 a month plus travel expenses, field trips and food. I only had one child whose parents paid me out of pocket and the other children were paid for by the PCOE (the local Office of Education). 

That is one tip I would definitely recommend. The local Office of Education can help providers get clients for their child care centers that are in the ‘welfare back to work program’ (in which I supported and was active in as a worthy cause) and pay them very well for services rendered. The paperwork is simple and the child care provider fills it out as they go.

So, besides this tip here are a few more:

Child care providers should always have personalized spreadsheets and forms that consist of a contract of payment, attendance record per child, scheduled daily activities, a weekly menu of meals and snacks provided, hours of operation and any services that are provided (like transportation, tutoring, etc.). When a parent signs the contract they should get a packet that includes one of each informational sheet for their own reference.

Child care providers are allowed to be reimbursed for any expenses they incur. So, that means the educational materials, toys that are both constructive and fun should be included along with field trips, experiments, etc. Be sure to add these when filing taxes and when getting paid through any agencies that may be funding your child care center.

Child care providers should never try and ‘substitute’ as a parent. This can only damage your reputation and overall business. I have seen this happen before and it is never a good thing. I have personally only seen it with providers that have no children but I do not know, necessarily, that it is limited to them. Attachment should be restricted; providers are professional people and need to act as such. By trying to act as the ‘parent’ to a child you compromise your livelihood. If the child refuses to go with the parent and would rather stay at the child care location then there can arise problems with the parents. Of course, I too have had a child or two behave like this (to a lesser extent) but a modification in activities followed to remind the small children how much they loved and missed mommy and daddy.

Child care providers are special to our society and live on their reputation. I wouldn’t leave my dog in some of the home daycares that I have seen under the care and protection of some of the providers I have met over the years so a parent needs a good reputation to count on. First and foremost, a child care provider should worry less about getting more clients and more about building a professional status. By working closely with the state or other agencies a child care provider can do just that. 

Clinique Repairwear Anti-aging Makeup Foundation

My dermatologist did a fair amount of work on my face recently. He burned off two suspicious red marks that were not responding to cortisone cream, and he zapped a couple of broken capillaries around my mouth. When he was done with me I was a sight. On the way home that day I stopped by Gottschalks and had the employees at the makeup counter match a concealing foundation to my skin tone, I had a feeling I was going to be needing it!

The first foundation that I was shown was made by Lancome, and while I love their products the $58 price tag was too high. I don’t normally even wear foundation, and just needed some to touch up these spots until they healed. She then told me that Clinique makes a very comparable product for about half the price, so I went to the Clinique counter and had that sales gal match my skin tone. She assured me that I would get full coverage with Cliniques Repairwear Anti-aging Makeup.

Description

The Clinique Repairwear comes in a 1 ounce clear glass bottle, with a clear plastic lid over the pump style top. It is available in a variety of colors, but the color that was chosen for me was 03 Fair Neutral. The pump lid allows you to remove a little or a lot, and it’s nice not to have to put your hands into the bottle or jar.

Product Claims

  • Allergy tested
  • 100% Fragrance free
  • Oil free
  • SPF 15 protects against UVA/UVB rays
  • Moderate to full coverage
  • Gives a “natural line-smoothing finish
  • Continuous repair
  • Makes skin look flawless
  • Luxuriously moisturizing
  • Helps block  amp; mend the look of lines and wrinkles instantly

My Experience

I have many Clinique products that I love, but this foundation is not one of them. First, the “expert” at Gottschalks did not do a very good job of matching my skin tone, and she chose a shade for me that was too light. She told me to apply the product to the areas on my face, lightly spreading it outward and blending it into the rest of my face. I followed those instructions exactly, but had some problems with this foundation.

First, I have dry skin and specifically requested a moisturizing foundation, and was assured that the Clinique Repairwear was indeed moisturizing. The company does make that claim on the box. However, I found that I still needed to use a good moisturizer before applying the Clinique. Second, my face looked terribly pasty, and the spots on my face were still visible. As much as I dabbed the foundation on and blended it in, it didn’t help, and face my face actually looked worse.

I love the feel of this foundation, it’s very creamy and smooth and does spread on easily, and I appreciate that it does not contain any of those tiny shimmering particles, as I don’t care for that look at all. True to Cliniques claim, it does not have any scent, and that was really appreciated as I don’t like using a lot of scented products that all compete with each other. I would rather choose products joint pro peptide 50 ml cream for more effective results.

This product retailed for $26, which is cheaper than the Lancome brand, but I have used supermarket brands (such as Maybelline), and had better results. I believe a big part of my problem was the gal at the Clinique counter just didn’t do a very expert job of matching the foundation to my skin tone. Had I used the proper shade I may have been happier with the product, but as it stands I can’t recommend Clinique Repairwear Foundation at this time.

About Ingredients

I have no idea if Clinique condones testing on animals, as I could not find this information on my package insert or on the company website. The active ingredients in this foundation is titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which are the ingredients that provide the sunscreen protection. Aside from the chemical ingredients that are in most personal care products these days, Clinique also used some natural botanical ingredients such as yeast extract, astrocaryum murumuru butter, barley extract, wheat germ extract, polygonum cuspidatum root extract, birch bark extract, artemia extract, saccharomyces lysate extract, thermus thermophillus ferment, ascorbyl tocopheryl maleate (form of Vitamin E I believe), glycerin, mimosa tenuiflora bark extract, caffeine, rosemary extract, soybean protein, and chamomile.

Colors Available

Clinique Repairwear Foundation is available in these colors: Ivory Petal, Fair Neutral, Bare Buff, Alabaster Breeze, Vanilla, Porcelain Beige, Honey, Neutral, Nutty, Sand, Beige and Porcelain Beige. The Clinique website has pictures of each of these shades.

Understanding Home Equity Lines Of Credit

Home equity lines are a source of money when homeowners are in need of it. Whatever the reason may be for the financial situation, a built up home equity is a good place to get money quick with very little interest. Through a home equity credit line, the homeowner can access a large amount of cash with a small interest rate, and new loans even offset home ownership taxes at the end of the year.

Lines of credit that use your home as a collateral are referred to as home equity lines of credit. They are secured loans, meaning the house is the security deposit. This assures the lenders that the payments will be made as the homeowner would not risk losing the home by being late on payments. As the home is part of the loan, it also means that if the home was to be sold at a certain time the credit line would need to be paid off at the time of closing as well.

Some homeowners find themselves borrowing against their home more often, because the cash is so readily available. As the home value goes up, so does the amount of money available for you to borrow.

There are other ways to borrow money using your home as financing as well. Second mortgage loans are usually available with fixed interest rates and terms. They are not lines of credit where the homeowner takes out a serious of payments but one chunk of money. Second mortgage loans are favored by those who need a large amount of money fast for college or to buy a vehicle. While the additional mortgage loan is placed on the home, the payments are fixed and the second home loan must be paid off as well at the time of the house closing.

In case you are weary of borrowing money against your home, consider taking out credit lines that do not jeopardize the home. There are many options of credit lines such as credit cards or unsecured lines of credit that allow you to take out as much as you need at the time. You would only be making payments on the money you owe without using the home as a collateral. There are specific loans depending on the financial situation as well, they are tuition and car loans that have better terms than standard credit cards.

Home equity lines can be helpful when done the right way. A home line of credit is a good place to look, especially when you are in need of emergency cash with low interest rate. With prompt payments the homeowner never has to worry about putting their home at any sort of financial risk. You may also consider låna pengar trots skulder hos kronofogden to help you easily settle your bills without worrying about putting your home at riks.

There are many places to turn to for financial advice and home equity questions. A local mortgage lender or your current banking institution can answer questions or help guide you in the right direction. You can also compare terms and interest rates online, and always remember to borrow a home equity line that is within your financial budget.

 

Christmas Eve Dinner Ideas

Oyster stew is a favorite in our family. My husband is from Maine, and my daughter and I lived on the Oregon coast for many years, so we all love oysters and seafood. I like to make oyster stew for many special occasions, but it’s a special tradition on Christmas Eve, as it’s not just a delicious soup, but also a warming comfort food and a light supper to contrast for the decadent dinner and treats of Christmas day. Additionally, Food Intolerance Test provides evidence that there are tons of people that can not tolerate seafood. This is why before you start the preparation of the food for your family members or your guest you should ask them about their allergies. 

Make sure that your oysters are fresh and that you have plenty of them. For every person, you should have at least 6 oysters for the stew. This recipe serves about 4-6 people. You can make it a vegetarian soup by leaving out the bacon, use pancetta for a different flavor, or a lean ham or turkey ham for something lighter. I always use lower-fat dairy products and I guarantee that the flavor will be as decadent and delicious as those with full-fat. Give it a try and you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

First fry about 6 strips of lean bacon in a stock/soup pot. After they’re nicely browned, drain them on paper towels. Drain most of the fat off (leave a teaspoon or so for flavor) and add about a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Sauté a whole sweet, diced onion, 4 stalks of diced celery, and 3-5 cloves of minced garlic. Don’t forget to chop and add the delicious celery leaves, as they add a nice flavor. Stir and sauté until translucent and lightly browned. Dice the bacon and add it at this point. Add a dash of sea salt and freshly ground pepper, and when the vegetables begin to stick to the pan add about ½ cup of dry white wine. After it cooks down to about ¼ cup in approximately 5-10 minutes, whisk in 2 tablespoons of flour. Stir the flour for a minute, then slowly add and whisk in 3 cups of low-fat milk and ½ cup of fat-free half and half, or one can of fat-free evaporated milk. Stir in about 2 dozen oysters and let simmer for about 5-10 minutes. It will not be thick like clam chowder – oyster stew is thinner and lighter.

Before serving add in ¼ cup finely minced Italian parsley and 2 tablespoons of light butter. Serve this oyster stew with a fresh green salad lightly dressed and topped with your favorite vegetables and shavings of Parmesan or goat cheese, and slices of toasted whole-grain garlic butter bread.

I hope that you enjoy this oyster stew as much as our family does, and remember that you can always personalize it to your own taste. You can add fresh chopped herbs or a few plump, juicy shrimps – or you can also add some sherry instead of white wine to deglaze the pan. No matter what you do, have fun with the recipe and enjoy your Christmas Eve dinner with your family and friends. Merry Christmas!

Fortnite- The Game Of The Decade

There are certain things that never get old and are evergreen, which means that they can be enjoyed and appreciated by people of all age groups. Childhood is the best phase of life and there are many things that make it so. 

The time period where there is no tension or stress in life and all you have to do is to play, eat, sleep and repeat, which continues until you get older. Apart from the regular game of ludo and snake & ladders, video games are important things that can never be forgotten as they form an irreplaceable part of childhood. 

One of them is fortnite, which I am sure everyone must have played atleast once in their childhood and many of you must be having some unforgettable memories associated with it. 

Basics 

Fortnite was founded by Epic Games and first came out in the year 2017 and has three different versions according to the level and game play engine. The modes are as follows: 

  1. Fortnite: Save the world 
  2. Fortnite: Battle Royale 
  3. Fornite: Creative 

Each of the three phases represent three different variations of the game where the players have to get rid of important structures with the help of a pickaxe and collect important materials like wood, metal, brick, leaves, etc. and store it in the fortnite account.

Phenomenon 

It quickly became a success as many youngsters took to it like fish to water and its innovative levels and cheat codes helped in achieving team mates and moral support from two different modes such as Save the world and Battle royale. 

It is an excellent game that tests the creativity of players and how sharp they are in tackling the challenges that come their way, which has led it to become the game of the decade in just 3 years of its launch.