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Marketing Your Local Business Online

om-featuredA lot of people over fifty who are recently divorced, separated, widowed... feel they need something to take up some extra time. They often decide to start a hobby that becomes a small business. It gives them something to do, and they can make some extra cash on the side. After a while, and they've made a few dollars, they start to think about how great it would be to start making even more money with it.

Typically, since it's a local business, they don't bother with online marketing. This is a mistake. If people want to find a business or service, they will look on the Internet much faster than they will pick up the phone book or yellow pages directory. If your business isn't  advertised online, you're committing your business to a slow death, unless you already have all the customers you will ever need... Very few of us have that...

It just isn't enough you stick up a webpage advert without promoting it. If you don't promote it, no one will see it. You need the search engines to pick up on it. I've found an Amazon Kindle eBook called Marketing Your Local Business Online: Key Strategies to Increasing Sales and Profit Using the Internet that walks you through all of the steps you will need to do, to make sure you can be found online. Once you implement these strategies, it will enable you to generate more leads, sales, and ultimately profit. If your goal is to make more money from your local business, then this book is a must-read.

Some of the things covered in this 130 page book include:

  • Building an effective website
  • Search engine marketing
  • Mobile marketing
  • Social media marketing
  • Video marketing
  • Reputation management
  • and more!

Gone are the days of relying on print advertising as your only source of new customers. The Internet is now the #1 tool for consumers to find local businesses. Without a strong web presence, you are guaranteed to be losing business to your competitors. In this book, you will learn vital strategies to get your local business found online.

I was very impressed with this book. I was expecting a re-hash of the same old concepts and ideas that some of the online marketing gurus have been spouting for the last quarter-century. But that isn't the case. This book is jammed packed full with valuable information, and delivered without any filler or fluff. The book is being offered for free today as part of an Amazon promotion. If you miss this free offer, you can still pick up a copy for only $12.99 -- and it's worth every penny. Click here to download it now.

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How to make money on eBay

ebay-featuredIf you're over fifty, and lucky enough to be single, with some extra time on your hands, you could turn that spare time in a way to make some extra money. There are plenty of people using eBay these days to do this, and now there isn't any reason why you can't either.

Nick Vulich has been a power seller and top rated seller on eBay since 1999. During that time he has completed 29,439 transactions with a 99.9% feedback rating. He is a top 100 reviewer on eBay, and is the author of eBay Unleashed, A beginners guide to making money on eBay. In this book you'll learn:

1)      Decide what to sell

2)      How to set up your eBay sellers account

3)      How to set up your PayPal Account (so you can get paid - FAST)

4)      Step-by-step instructions how to list your first item on eBay

5)      Twenty-eight tips and tricks for powering up your selling

6)      How to ship your items

7)      How to research items so you can get the best price every time

8)      An introduction to customer service - eBay style

9)      and more...

Nick claims he got started buying and selling baseball cards, but you're certainly not limited to eBay. With Summer coming up, there will be tons of yard sales where all kinds of things can be found off-line and then sold on-line for a profit. You might start by looking around the house to see what you have stored away that you aren't using any longer. Old books, CD's, 8-track tapes, comics that your children have gotten tired of.... the list is endless.

Nick's book is being offered for free today as part of an Amazon promotion. But if you miss this offer, you can still pick it up later for $12.99. Download it now while you can.

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The Power of Ginger

ginger-featuredThe older people... older than us who are over fifty, knew something about Ginger. I called my mother while I was thinking about writing this article. She is 80 years old. I clearly recall her giving me hot ginger tea sometimes when I was little. I have a feeling it was at times when I wasn't feeling good. She said she didn't remember. It was most likely her mother (my grandmother) who gave me the hot ginger tea. But no.... I clearly remember standing in the kitchen and being passed a glass of it. I remember being told to drink it down, although I do remember that I didn't particularly care for it.

According to the book, The Glorious Powers Of Ginger by Isabelle Wilcox, many illnesses are reported to be remedied or cured by ginger, including asthma, bronchitis, colds, flu, and headaches. I think I was likely given it to help combat a sick stomach. Of course these are only a few of the many benefits of ginger. My grandmother, who mostly stayed at home raising the children and helping my grandfather with the books for running his business, had no medical training. I'm assuming the ginger tea recipe was probably handed down to her from her mother.

It can also be used to help combat gas, diarrhea, nausea caused by cancer treatment, nausea and vomiting after surgery, as well as loss of appetite. According to webmd.com, it can be used for other things too:

Other uses include pain relief from arthritis or muscle soreness, menstrual pain, upper respiratory tract infections, cough, and bronchitis. Ginger is also sometimes used for chest pain, low back pain, and stomach pain.

You may have also heard that ginger is used as an aphrodisiac, stimulating sex drive, increasing sexual performance, and aiding in the feelings of love, lust and attraction. Need I remind you, this website is all about being 50+ and alone, and since you won't be getting any of that... you won't be needing it for those purposes....

The Glorious Powers Of Ginger is being offered for free today as part of an Amazon promotion. If you miss this free offer, you can still pick the Kindle version of the book up for $2.94. In the book you'll also be given simple to make recipes that you can use to quickly gain the full benefits of use without destroying it's natural potency. You'll discover the simple, but powerful ways to increase your health, strength and vitality with all natural ginger!

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How to Make Moonshine

moonshine-featuredA lot of us over fifty can recall watching the Waltons when we were growing up -- and the two old Baldwin sisters who made the recipe, handed down to them from their father. Nothing made Grandpa Walton any happier than to get the odd jug of it. But just as it was illegal in the prohibition era, the rules haven't changed in North America. While its perfectly legal in Canada to make your own wine or beer, distilling your own beverage such as moonshine, is against the law.

Moonshiners have been known to have their mixtures go horribly wrong; sometimes causing fatalities. One can die from the spirits if it hasn't been prepared properly or if some of the ingredients are tainted. And... we have all heard stories of how volatile the mixture can be. Stories of explosions and fires aren't uncommon.

Watch the quick video below of what appears to be some happy moonshiners.

Obviously, the people in the video above are making large quantities of it; probably to sell. Which is another reason why it's illegal. Moonshiners avoid paying and collecting tax on it. In 2001 a ring of moonshiners was broken up, operating between North Carolina to Philadelphia. Twenty-six people were arrested. The way I understand it, their operation dodged about 20 million dollars in taxes.

One other safety issue, I might point out, is... moonshine can have a much higher alcohol content than anything you can buy from your local store. The strength of distilled liquor is controlled by cutting it with water. A ratio of 1:1 is 100 proof. If it's cut with less water, it's over 100 proof. You would certainly need to be careful on how much you added to your drink. I had a drink one time of moonshine, and I was warned how strong it was. I added one tablespoon to a half glass of pop, and then after tasting it, added more pop. I suppose this is another reason why it is nicknamed "white lightening" ... because if you're not careful, it can hit you very fast.

For those of you who might be interested in learning how to make your own, there is a book called Moonshine 101: A Beginners Guide to the Art of Moonshine written by Nicholas Moore. In the book you'll learn step by step, with photos, how to build your own small batch moonshine whiskey pot still. Topics covered include construction, safety concerns, distillation, mash recipes and more! The book is being offered for free today as part of an Amazon promotion. If you don't get it today, the regular price is $4.01.

But you might want to check your local laws before you start experimenting. If it's illegal, I would suggest you don't try it. This book is only for educational purposes; so you can understand the process.

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Natural Remedies for Heartburn

heartburn-featuredEveryone gets Heartburn at times. Others suffer from acid reflux disease. There are a lot of different medications you can buy; many without a prescription. They aren't meant to be used to relieve symptoms if you often have it, though. Antacids can do quite a bit of damage if used regularly. You should see your doctor if it occurs frequently. There may be a reason and a better treatment. If you know certain foods or beverages trigger the symptoms, it's best to avoid them. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done.

The problem with long term use of antacids can cause diarrhea or constipation, nausea, and even prevent certain vitamins from being absorbed into your body. They can upset acids in your stomach which can make the situation even  worse. There are more natural and better ways to treat the problem as I discovered in C.D. Shelton's book, Acid Reflux (Heartburn: Tips to Stop Acid Reflux Using Simple Natural Remedies).

This short ebook explains how simple natural remedies can help you with gerd, indigestion, reflux and any heartburn conditions you may be experiencing. It also goes into more detail on the dangers of antacids. It's only 14 pages long, but if you suffer from this condition, it might be well worth it to have this in your digital library. It's being offered for free today as part of an Amazon promotion. Click here to get it now.

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