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Cannabis Contains CBD

Cannabis contains CBD (cannabidiol). CBD is the part of the cannabis plant that has been reported to help with pain relief.

There are two forms of CBD. The most popular being the CBD oil. There is also a little known product called CBD fluid. CBD fluid is water based instead of oil based. This makes CBD fluid more readily absorbed into your system for faster relief.

I have tried both the CBD oil and the CBD fluid. The CBD oil didn’t set well with my system. I felt like I had eaten old fried chicken. It tasted like old fried chicken as well.

The CBD fluid had no oily taste to it at all. It tasted as if I had chewed a marijuana leaf.

I am surprised at how many people have a misconception about the effects of CBD, I can see why though. Articles written like this one by the fda claiming that CBD can cause somnolence, why don’t they just say drowsiness?! And no it doesn’t if taken properly. I take it and I have never felt tired or sleepy. On the contrary, I felt energized, pain-free, thrilled!

Several other claims on the page such as “Can cause liver injury” with no other information or reasoning for the claim is listed.

Male reproductive injury with nothing to back this claim up at all.

I’ve talked to friends who have “tried” CBD. Some say it didn’t “do” anything for them. I know it didn’t “do” anything because they were expecting it to “do” something like a pain killer would “do”. A sudden feeling of “I took an opiate” a feeling of lethargy typical with pain killers. CBD doesn’t do that. It works quietly in the background. I taste the drops when I place them on my tongue and that is the end of the CBD “experience”. My pain quietly goes away.

CBD is extracted from a plant grown by nature. No chemical additives, no preservatives, no fillers (Let’s hear the fda talk about the side effects of fillers they have authorized!) just a plant with what appears to be healing benefits.

Legitimate retailers of CBD oil and fluid will have a report you can access from a laboratory explaining the extraction results IE: CBD content. Educate yourself about the product. There is no “high” taking CBD oil or fluid. It does not show up on drug tests, because it’s not a drug of that sort. Educating yourself is the key to your own successful life.

CBD Fluid Information and OrderPage

Originally posted 2020-04-07 07:46:01.

Shit-Head Card Game

The object of the game is to get rid of all of your cards. The person left holding cards at the end is the designated Shit Head!

The Shit Head card game is also known as Karma, Palace, Shed and Three’s.

You’ll need a deck of cards to play. Two decks make it more interesting. Shuffle up the cards. If using two decks shuffle them up good.

Without looking at the cards, deal out nine cards to each player. Six of these cards are to be face down in three piles in front of each player. The remaining three can be looked at and are held in the players hand. Set the rest of the cards to the side as a draw pile.

Every player must hold three (3) cards in his hand at all times by drawing from the draw deck when ever he has less than three (3) cards.

Two’s are wild, so you can play them on any card. The next player can play any card on top of the two.

Start Play

The first player to put down a three (3) into the play pile starts the game. If none of the players have a three (3) then whom ever has the next highest card, four (4), puts it down and the game is begun.

A player can put down more than one card if he so chooses if they are in sequence.

In a clockwise direction the next player chooses a card, out of the three (3) in his hand, and puts down a card of equal, or greater, value, or a wild two (2) card, than the top card on the play pile. Then, the next player does the same and the next player and the next player, well you get the idea.

If a player does not have a card of equal, or greater, value, or a wild two (2) card to play, he must pick up the whole play pile. His turn is then over and the next player puts down a card.

Burn The Pile

To burn the pile means to remove all the cards in the play pile from the game. To burn the pile a sequence of 4 cards of the same denomination must be played at once. IE: 4 of hearts, 4 of clubs, 4 of diamonds and a 4 of spades in one turn.
A second player can burn the pile if the player before him puts down three cards of the same denomination and they hold the fifth card, they can play it on the other three and call the burn.
After a player burns the pile they must play a card before their turn is over.

Ending The Game

After a player has played all of the cards in his hand he now turns to the cards in the three piles in front of him. He turns a card face up in the first pile and plays the card. Then, he turns over the top card in the second pile and then the third pile. After he plays these top cards he plays the one’s face down, one at a time. He is not to turn over all of the cards at any time.
If he cannot play a card of equal or greater value than the one the last player played he must pick up the entire play pile. He must play through these cards before going back to his face down piles in front of him.
Game ends when there are no more cards in a players hands and his three piles have been played. The final player in the game is the “shit head”.

Originally posted 2020-01-04 08:32:56.

Create a CSS Stylesheet in Notepad

We went over creating an HTML page with Notepad yesterday. Today we’ll create a CSS AKA: Cascading Style Sheet.

A CSS code is used to style an HTML document. When you create a website a browser reads the HTML file and any CSS code, javascript, etc., written within the HTML. It then displays it according to what those codes tell it to do.

Internal Style Sheet

Sometimes the CSS code is written directly into the HTML. This is called an internal style sheet. The code is written between the <head> and </head> tags using the <style> tag.

Inline Style Sheet

Other times the CSS code will affect only a specific phrase, word or paragraph. This is called an in line style sheet. It is written on the same line that it is to affect using the <style> tag and the attribute that is to be applied.

External Style Sheet

When the website has several pages in it an external CSS is used. This is the type of style sheet we will go over today. The external style sheet can be applied to several HTML documents. When the CSS code is altered it will affect all the pages. An entire website can be formatted from one style sheet. This saves a lot of time, otherwise you would have to modify every single page of a website.

By entering the <link> tag the browser reads the file you have entered a link to, and applies it across all the pages of the website.

The <link> tag is a pointer that is placed inside the <head> and </head> tags of the HTML document.

Any text editor can be used to write a CSS style sheet. We can use Notepad as we did with the HTML we wrote yesterday. We’ll have it affect the HTML we created yesterday as well.

Create Your CSS Code

Open a new Notepad document. Click Start ->All Programs -> Notepad. This is going to be the CSS file that we put a link to our HTML document.

Enter the code:

body
{background-color:yellow;}
h1
{color: white;text-align: center;}
p
{font-family:”Georgia”;font-size:30px;}

Click Save and name it something like “mystyle” (minus the quotes). Save it as a .css file type.

To save it as a .css file type: Click File, then Save. In the box at the bottom where it says name type mystyle.css. Below that box is another box. Click on the arrow at the side of it and select ALL FILES. Click Save.

Now we will add a link to the .css file you just created in the HTML document from yesterday. It will cause the HTML document to “look” for your style sheet, we just created, in the folder you direct it to look in, and then it will apply what you have written.


Open the HTML from yesterday. If you can’t find it make sure the ALL FILES is selected in the Open File window at the bottom of the box (see photo below).

Add the following <link> to the HTML after the <head> section. (Insert the name in which you saved your .css file if it is different than the suggested mystyle.css: <link rel=”stylesheet” type=”text/css” href=”mystyle.css”> It should look like the photo below.

This tells the browser you’re using a style sheet and it is in the format of text/css and to retrieve it in “mystyle.css”

Now save the HTML document = File, Save.

Locate the HTML you just now saved. This time double click on it with your left clicker. Your document should open in your web browser like a web page with the edits you just did. It should look like the photo below:

That Was Too Easy! Congratulations!

You should practice changing the color, font and size. Just open your style sheet and change the words. For example: change yellow to blue, or light blue, or pink, whatever you like. If you know the number for a color you like you can enter that number instead of the color name. HTML understands literal color names and color code numbers. Then save the style sheet and open your HTML by double clicking on it and voila, your changes have taken place on the screen!

If an external link is placed after the internal style sheet in the HTML <head> section the external will take precedence over the internal style sheet.

Website Development Shortcut

As you have learned, writing HTML is meticulous. Every semicolon, every bracket, every closing / must be in place or the browser won’t display it correctly, or at all. This can be HIGHLY frustrating when your page won’t display, or displays wrong, and you have to go through line after line of your code looking for what you missed (Yes, what you missed. Browsers don’t read wrong.)

If you will be writing more than one page of HTML, or just don’t want to forget how to write it, you can simplify the process by saving a template, or commonly called a frame of the HTML that you know works. Then, when you need to write an HTML page all you need to do is open your frame and fill in the details!

It looks like an article explaining frames is called for next!

Originally posted 2019-03-04 23:37:17.

Work From Home 2020

There’s a lot of B.S. out on the internet about working from home. Jobs like answering surveys, or writing copy, that pay near to nothing. I’ve compiled a list of Real, Honest To Goodness, Work From Home Opportunities! Below is a list of some of the latest work from home websites I have found for you:

  • V.I.P. Kid – Do you know the English language very well? At V.I.P. Kid you can teach English online.
  • UHAUL – Yep, UHaul has online work for customer service reps and more.
  • Working Solutions – Are you a contractor? Do you have skills but need some help finding people in need of your skill set? Look no further than Working Solutions.
  • 3 Play Media – Is looking for people to help transform how people access video.
  • Appen – Micro tasks that can be completed from home.
  • Fancy Hands – What talents do you have to offer? Various opportunities abound here!
  • LiveOps – Do you have stellar phone manners? Try this call center job.
  • Avannis – Work from home calling customers to inquire about their banking experience.
  • Rev – A transcription company in need of transcribers!

Those should get you well on your way to an online income. I’ll keep looking for more quality Work From Home jobs for you!

Originally posted 2020-02-18 20:54:48.

3 Good Reasons To Clear Your Cache & Cookies

When you visit any website a cookie and cache file is stored in the cache on your computer. There are 3 good reasons to clear your computer of cache of the cache & cookies.

The information stored in the cookie is about you, your password and user name for faster sign in when you return to their website. It also contains information about the browser you’re using, the type of device you are using, the time and date of your visit and what ever else the website developer decided is useful for tracking you.

The information in the stored information cache is about the website you visited. Java script, photo’s, files that make their web page load slow are stored in the cache so the next time you visit it can load faster because their website information is already stored on your computer. Not ALL of the website information but a fair amount of information. This cache file can identify you as the same person that was there on another day or time.

  1. Clean your cache & cookie file for a faster computer. If you find your computer is working slower than usual, it may be these files in the cache, cookies file or a combination of them both clogging up your computers memory with redundant, trash and information from some websites you’ll never visit again. When there is a lot of files trying access your computers available memory it slows your system down.
  2. Clean your cache & cookies when they are old and stale. The information in these files can become outdated quickly. When you clear the cache & cookies from your computer a new one will be set by the websites you visit.
  3. Clean your cache & cookies to wipe away that you visited previously. This is one of the most important reasons why I regularly clear my cache & cookies. There are some websites that will direct you to a different page, or different pricing, if they recognize you are a repeat visitor. They determine if your a repeat visitor through the cookie file they set on your computer. Travel and vacation websites appear to be the most common perpetrators of price switching. You visit a site, look up the price of a vacation you’re looking forward to and the next visit the price is higher. No, you didn’t read it wrong. The price was jacked up because your showing the website your a repeat visitor which means you are seriously thinking about this vacation and they want to cash in on what they have learned about you.

Clear your cache & cookies bi-monthly or at least monthly depending on your browsing habits. More browsing = clear more often.

Originally posted 2019-03-01 06:00:57.

HTML 5 On Your Website!

Congratulations on your website. I’m assuming you are reading this because you intend on, or already have, a website.

Regardless of how or where you launch your website you will have opportunities to modify the HTML. There is also the CSS on websites.

HTML 5 is the most recent computer language. I will refer to it as just HTML for this article but it is the HTML 5 language. CSS is the Cascading Style Sheet which puts the color, style, the you! into a page of content.

There is so much to each of these, HTML and CSS, that they both need their own space. Don’t let that worry you in the least! You can make your HTML as difficult or as easy as you wish. This article we will cover HTML 5. By the end of this article you will have a page of HTML written by you.

There is a lot to HTML only because there are various alterations that can be made by you to the basic page. This article we will make a basic page, with what is needed just to make it readable by the internet. So, yeah, when your done you will be able to upload the page to your ftp server and it will show up on your internet page.

There are several ways to write HTML. There is a huge popularity for sites like WordPress because they do all the HTML work for you. You just choose which item you want on your web page (using widgets or plugins) and it is fully written and displayed where ever you choose. Even though the HTML is written already you can alter it. Both the HTML and the CSS can be altered to your liking. They have several boxes available for CSS structuring. We will do CSS tomorrow because to be able to work with CSS you need to understand the basics of HTML or you will have no idea what your affecting with your script. So HTML is drawing a picture with a pencil. There you have a picture drawn with lead on a piece of white paper. That’s the basic HTML. Very boring, but it’s there. Then, CSS is the colored pencils and the cool stencils you use to make the picture attractive. Java script is the actions you put into that colored picture! But we aren’t talking about Java today.

In a Nutshell

  • HTML – Draws the plain, basic, bare bones of the page.
  • CSS – Puts the color and the cool fonts (sizes and types) into that HTML page or pages.
  • Java – Moves the items on the page.

Write an HTML Page

So, moving right along. . . you will be using either Notepad or Wordpad to construct your page. Most people use Notepad for it’s simplicity and straightforwardness. Notepad could be called a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) program. Go ahead and open up Notepad on your computer.

I have my Notepad open. I am going to write a page right along with you. I’ll upload my progress in a photo so you can compare yours.

How A Page Is Read By Computers

A computer that is going to read an HTML page reads it in sections. At the top is a Header section where the title or main thought is written. There are various entries you can put into the header like commands or codes that won’t be displayed to the reader of the page only the computer reading it. Next there is the Body of the page which has such things as Headings and Paragraphs within it. So the computer reads it like this:

The first thing you type is, what you might call, an introduction to the computer reading your HTML page as pictured above. As soon as the reading computer opens this document you want it to know what language you are speaking to it with:

<!DOCTYPE html>

The less than sign < must be present at the beginning of every command and at the end of the command. The exclamation mark says, “Look here computer!” then, ” I’m writing a document type of html.” Then the greater than sign closes the command.

The next line will be to announce the beginning of your html document with:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>

That is the bottom line basic you have to always have at the beginning of the HTML page. If you were to upload that to the Internet Explorer it would bring up a page, but it would be blank. There’s nothing in it but a command to the computer reading it, right? You want to put a Header section next. The Header section contains the title or announcement of the page. For example, within the header, you want people to read My First HTML Page! You would enter:

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>My First HTML Page!</title>

Notice the new entry? Every item has a specific terminology for the command. For example: <p> = paragraph, <body> = the main part of a web page, <h1> through <h8> = size of titles, h1 being the largest. You may have to look up the exact terminology sometimes. The / must be put at the end of the entry after a command. For example: <title> must have </title> at the end of the title, <p> must have </p> at the end of the paragraph, <html> must have a </html> at the end of the html document. Whatever has a <???> must have a closing </???>

The content of your web page, where you want to write your copy/article is called the <body>. Inside the body you will have maybe a title and paragraphs. Remember when the <body> is opened, put everything you want in it, them remember to close each item and close the </body> close the body.

Your Notepad document should look similar without the black list points at the beginning of each sentence:

  • <!DOCTYPE html>
  • <html>
  • <head>
  • <title>This Is My First HTML Page!</title>
  • <body>
  • <h1>This is Cool<h1>
  • <p>Creating HTML is cool and easy to do!</p>
  • </body>
  • </html>

When I first started learning HTML one of my first questions was, “Why is everything on separate lines? Why isn’t it all written out like normal.” There’s a very good answer that took a long time before I found. It’s two reasons. 1. When you add all the different elements for an entire web page to be colorful, engaging, dynamic and what ever else you want, having the HTML written out like regular writing would look like this:

<!DOCTYPE html><html><head><title>This Is My First HTML Page!</title><body><h1>This is cool<h1><p>Creating HTML is cool and easy to do!</p></body></html>

The computer can read either form. But imagine your browser returns an error in what you’ve just written (usually the doctype is much larger). And you have to go back and find it. Which type do you think would be easier for you to search and fix? The error is returned with a line number usually. Even with that help, what a mess to try and look for what you missed. It can be anything from a word missing to a punctuation mark out of place to make a doctype not run.

Reason #2. It’s just plain easier to keep track of where your at and what your opening and closing and filling in!

The format that you write in is up to you, of course. The first method is a newbie method, the second is an advanced program method.

Back to our work. You have Notepad with your DOCTYPE written up with a minimum of formatting, and that’s fine, that’s all we want today, get something that will present on Internet Explorer, right!

Now the most important part, if you ask me, simple but very important! You need to save it in an HTML extension file.

  • Click on File
  • Save As
  • In the File Name box at the bottom of the pop up window, type MyWebsite.html.
  • Below that in the Save As Type, click on the arrow for the drop-down menu and select ALL FILES. Remember where you are saving it!
  • Select Save

You can close Notepad if it is still open.

Navigate to the folder that you saved your file in. Locate the file. The icon for it should be your default web browser icon. If not, don’t fret.

Right click on your saved HTML file. In the menu select Open. It may ask you what program you want to open this type of file with, select your default browser, or Internet Explorer.

Your browser will open and your HTML will show up on the page just like a website! If you have a website with hosting you can upload your HTML file through an ftp service and it would display your HTML for the entire world to see!

Granted this HTML is a bit boring and there’s so much more you probably want to tell the world! That’s where the CSS style sheet will come in handy. Tomorrow we’ll go over the different types of CSS style sheets and we’ll jazz-up that HTML you just created!

Take your HTML further with learning tools like:

You can close your browser like normal, your HTML file is safely stored on your computer for tomorrow.

Originally posted 2019-03-01 02:34:10.

I Launched My Website, Now What?

Here on Shit-Head we’ve been going over the fundamentals of becoming an affiliate marketer. Learning, and practicing, to write awesome content/copy with near perfect, if not perfect, English. We’ve also found methods to improve our writing skills so that when we launch our own website it can run with the others and not get stomped.

When you decide your ready to launch a website, or run ad campaigns from just an email address, whatever your individual affiliate marketing option you choose to pursue, you will need to set-up some sort of tracking method.

You’ll be flopping around like a fish on a hot dock if you don’t have something to provide you with feedback about visitors to your website. How would you know if an affiliate product your promoting on your website is of interest to your visitors, or not, without tracking of some sort? How would you hone your niche if you couldn’t see what people are clicking on with your website? Is the traffic flow smooth or are your visitors lost on your website? All of these questions are answered with a tracking tool. It’s a must have if you want to be a successful affiliate!

First you will want to find a tracking program you like. There are many programs to choose from. It depends on your website and what program will work with it, whether you find the presentation of the data pleasing and whatever personal preference you’re looking for. Some of the more common programs are:

I also use Monster Insights along with Google Analytics. Actually Monster Insights IS Google Analytics. It’s the Google Analytics plugin that you can download to your WordPress web site.

Sometimes I want to drill down into a web page I have or analyze a piece of data on my website and that’s what Monster Insights is great for. But, I don’t need a bunch of information everyday. I have four websites I administer, so I need quick, easy to read, summarized reports for my daily checks.

Monster Insights is a Free plugin, but of course you can upgrade to get even more out of the program.

MouseflowI used Mouseflow for the two week Free introductory period. Setting up my websites with it was simple enough, but setting the “do not track” portion was a little more complicated. Once I setup my websites the information poured in. I found I wanted to tweak the settings more to reduce the depth of the information provided. By the time I got around to tweaking the settings my trial period was over. I won’t pay for what I can get for Free. But you may enjoy the in-depth reporting so it may be worth checking out. The program offers heat maps so you can track exactly where visitors went! At least take advantage of the Free trial.

Tracking programs use algorithms to record data from your website. It’s recorded into reader friendly report pages. Then, the report is displayed for you. With Google Analytics and Mouseflow you need to go to their respective website to view your website activity. Monster Insights is displayed right on a WordPress site menu if you’re using WordPress.

You can run a search for website tracking programs and find one you like. Or you can try something like the Monster Insights. It’s a simple plugin. Plug it into your website. If you don’t like it….unplug it! Simple as that!

Originally posted 2019-02-24 07:31:41.

Distracted Driving

I should think that we all agree that distracted driving is a problem. Yet, we are guilty of it on more than one occasion.

It’s going to happen. Imagine you’re driving to pick up your child at an after school function and your cell phone rings…..it’s your child your heading to pick up.

For myself, all sorts of things run through my mind: She knows I’m on my way, so why is she calling? Did they change the meeting spot? Is she being bothered by someone? Is she injured? Within just a couple of rings that and more runs through my mind. Of course we’re going to answer the call, something could be wrong!

I know, I know, you use the hands free thing so you’re perfectly legal answering the call. Sure, the law says you can talk as long as you use the hands free option, but those few precious seconds when you’re looking where the phone is at, then hitting the answer button? Even if it is hooked up to the steering wheel there are a few seconds that you take your mind off of the road to answer the call.

Stopping Distance –

Speed Decision Distance Stop Distance

30 mph 30 ft. 45 ft.

40 mph 40 ft. 80 ft.

50 mph 50 ft. 125 ft.

60 mph 60 ft. 180 ft.

Now, imagine that same scenario, but now imagine you aim to touch the answer button, but suddenly an ad pops up! You end up hitting the ad instead and now the cell phone is heading off to the website that ad wants you to visit. So you start hitting the back button to get back to the ad in the first place so you can hit the X and close the ad. But where is the X?! It’s gotta be there somewhere, where the hell is it!! As you’re searching for the blacked out, faded X another ad pops up!!

The whole reason you picked up the phone was to answer what may be an urgent call from your child and now your playing Whack The Ad and Find The X driving at 55 mph maybe even 60 mph!! Now we’re looking at 10, 12 even 15 seconds of your eyes off of the road. Thank goodness it was only a phone call you were trying to answer because if it was a text message you were composing you wouldn’t have a chance.

Ads should never have been put on cell phones! Yeah, I know, everybody wants to make money with ads, but at the cost of human lives?? That’s just ridiculous. Cell phones are for phone calls and text messaging. It’s completely inappropriate to put advertisements on such a device.

Even if your just walking along the sidewalk and a call comes in you must stop to navigate and dodge your way through all of the ads that pop up! We have to draw the line somewhere with these advertisers.

No, we shouldn’t be answering calls and texting when we drive. But it’s going to happen sometimes. We do NOT need advertisements popping up on the screen when trying to do so!

How many times have you been driving when your cell phone rings, or chimes that a text message was received? Did you take a quick glance to see who had called? Did you answer the call or read the text message? I’d bet that 99.9% of the population that has a cell phone has done just that.

Originally posted 2019-02-15 05:07:50.

What’s Next – Associate Yourself

Have you been playing around with your website development like we talked about previously?

Promote Or Sell

At this point I would assume you have an idea of a niche you like and want to promote. You have three options at this point on how you want to manifest your idea:

  • Affiliate Marketing – Promote your niche product through a website (whether your own website or one you purchase through a website like Siteground). Remember with a website of your own you have the liberty of putting anything you please on it, but going through a website to create your website you will be restricted to the websites rules which can be fairly restrictive.
  • Skip the whole website thing and promote your niche product through avenues such as Facebook and Google ads. This option you only need an email address for the sign up process and the vendor to contact you with and bank account number to receive payments at.
  • Bulk Purchasing & Resell – Sell the tangible products or software through a website like Amazon or email address. This method works well if you have a product you make or for re-branding.

I have, and still use, the promoting of products through my website and I’ve done the tangible products route as well. I haven’t tried the selling of products using just an email only because I have always owned my own website.

Web Hosting

Selling a Tangible Product

For a short time, before I launched my first website I did try selling a product in which I purchased in bulk. The product sold like hot cakes! I just happened to stumble on a top seller through Amazon and it sold well but I wasn’t seeing much of a profit. In hind-sight I should have had Amazon store my product and package it for me. That would have saved me a lot of work. Besides that fact I was paying through the nose for shipping. I have found with this method you really need to have people skills for negotiating things like shipping, or you will pay dearly. I would purchase the bulk product at what I feel was a good price, around $75 for case of twelve boxes. At $6.25 a box in which I could resell for $14 a box (In order to be competitive $14 brought in the sales). I would net $93 per case, and they sold fast. But, and this is a big but, I had a shipping charge of $75 that I could not negotiate down! I called the supplier a couple of times and really didn’t get anywhere with the shipping charges. And that was only shipping it to my house, I still had to ship it to the customer! So my overall take ended up being $18 per case to receive it and another $10 – $12 to ship it to customers. I could sell 2 cases a week leaving me with an income of just $32 a month. Not good. Plus all the work I did packaging and shipping.

If you’re good with words and can talk to sellers to negotiate your prices well than this option would be really good for you. If you’re not good at negotiating, like me, than it’s not such a good choice.

Affiliate Marketing

It didn’t take long to purchase my first website and start filling it with useful copy. By the time I was ready to launch it I was fed up with the tangible product avenue I had been using to fill the time until my websites were ready.

I launched the websites with nothing on them except my tutorials and advice. I transferred a lot of my work on Hubpages to my own websites. This way I had two avenues with my work out there. I chose the top earners from my Hubpages account to transfer first. On all of my Hubpage articles I added a “See also”, with my website name that pertained to the topic. I did the same with the article on my website; See also (my hubpage address).
Then I started associations with several of the affiliate programs out there. Several companies have taken advantage of the popularity of affiliate sales and have “warehoused” several affiliate programs to streamline the process. For the seller they can let the program deal with collecting information, presenting it to the affiliate, fielding affiliate questions and making affiliate payments. For the affiliate it’s a one stop shop to find affiliate programs and affiliates don’t have to deal with collecting payments, the program does all that.

There are some affiliate programs that still go through themselves, but from what I’ve noticed, most are using a the warehouse method.

There’s a difference between Best Affiliate Programs and Top Paying Affiliate Programs. Just because an Affiliate Program is the Best does not necessarily mean it pays the most. Do your homework. Check out these sites that are said to be the Best Affiliate Programs, they are all websites that have a warehouse of businesses offering affiliate programs, but not all are the same:

  • Peerfly – I have not personally tried this company yet.
  • ShareASale – This is one of the latest websites I signed onto. I enjoy their support. They are much more transparent than other programs I am associated with.
  • Wide Markets – I haven’t tried this company yet.
  • Rakuten – Not yet, but looking at it.
  • Cj by Conversant – I’ve been a member here since 2013. I stopped using it for a while and they turned my account off. When I went back recently they easily turned the same account back on, but I soon remembered why I had left and I am considering leaving again. This is a popularity contest. If your just starting out, no decent company is going to accept your request to put their product on your website unless you will make them money, now.
  • ClickBank – I actively use Clickbank ads on my website. I produce a huge turnover, or clicks (about 400 clicks a week) but the landing page of the client I’m advertising for doesn’t gain sign-ups. So, I’m trying different ideas to produce click throughs that sign up with the client.
  • Amazon Associates – I actively use this program. I like Amazon Associates because I do a lot of how-to articles that involve certain products that I use. I have inside knowledge of these specific products and Amazon lets me choose that exact item I used and put it right on my article. So if I write about hair bands that I use to braid my kids hair and I find them very gentle on kids hair I can find that hair band, write about it on my website and place an ad through Amazon right on the article so my readers can purchase that exact band right there.

In Closing

It’s time to get out there and start signing up for affiliate programs or negotiating with business for the product you want to sell.

For affiliate programs choose several and sign up. Test them out to see which ones you like. Some programs you have to ask to place their ads on your website, these will have many denials. Others you just click on the ads you want to promote and promote it. Done.

As to tangible products – Use the Amazon shipping program if this is the path you choose. You purchase the product, have it sent to you and then send it all to Amazon. They will warehouse your product and send it to purchasers for you. Amazon does NOT allow you to send the product directly to them anymore (called drop shipping) from what I hear. You must send it to them.

Originally posted 2019-02-11 16:51:47.

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If you feel you don’t want to write, or blog, or create copy, I get that. Some people aren’t writers. So, you need to look at other avenues for creating that passive income.

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The AZ Sniper program will take you there! If anyone can show you how to make money being an affiliate with Amazon, these people can do it!

Originally posted 2019-01-28 07:53:39.

The Wall Has Funding – Say It Isn’t So

The Wall has funding – say it isn’t so. When President Trump first took office I was concerned. He’s a business man, not a politician, but I was ready to give him a fair crack at it. Who knows, Abraham Lincoln educated himself and look what great things he did.

When President Trump canceled the wasteful spending on a new Airforce One Jet I was thrilled. I thought, “Finally, someone that isn’t going to keep throwing our hard earned tax dollars in the trash!” But then the funds that were allotted for those jets never showed up anywhere else. Well, I’m sure they showed up some where. Some where that had nothing to do with the tax payers.

Now we have the debate over The Wall. It’s like America vs. President Trump. I don’t know anyone that is behind this whole Wall initiative. Somebody besides President Trump must be behind it, but I don’t know any of them.

When the budget committee submitted their proposed budget there was nothing in it for building any Wall as there shouldn’t be. President Trump wouldn’t sign the budget. He went as far as to allow the Government to go into shut down so that he could get his way.

Another budget was submitted this week (January 2019). This budget reflects over a billion US tax dollars for The Wall. President Trump will sign this budget. Where is this billion dollars exactly going to come from? Schools can’t afford basic programs. The homeless that need a home. Children that need clothing. If there is nothing available for these much needed issues, how will there be a billion dollars to waste on a Wall that a $10 ladder can get over?

Why does he want this wall so desperately when America has SO many deeper issues? My kids schools are cutting back on classes such as Drama, Band and after school sports. There are thousands of homeless people. Stockton alone has a village of homeless people. Build some housing for these people before thinking about building a wall! These people sleep outside in the middle of Winter with no food. Is a Wall more important?

If people from South America want to get into this Country, they will. Wall, or no Wall, they will get in.

I’m so disappointed in this whole issue. Will Americans always get fleeced by government officials? When will this government change? It’s past due, way past due! When I reported on the budget a few years ago allotting more money for embezzlement than for food stamps (I believe it was 13% for food stamps and 15% for embezzlement) I thought that would be the last straw. Thieves are allotted more money than people starving. But nothing changed. Nobody talks about it. That big, fat, smelly Elephant is right there in the middle of the room and everyone is ignoring it.

Somebody, anybody, say it isn’t so.

Originally posted 2019-01-28 05:44:59.

Advertising Lies! This is BS!

I’ve had enough of these advertising lies! This is a bunch of BS and I’ve had enough! Are any of you all seeing these pricing lies? You go to a website, type in what you’re looking for and the results page puts up a list of the product you’re looking for. Okay, that’s all good, but then when you click on the one you like according to your needs and the price looks good, suddenly the price changes!! The price is higher and sometimes the price is significantly higher!

These I just came across today. So, here we have an outdoor shade.

It’s listed as from $39.97 to $114.00. Good deal I think to myself, I click on it…

Where did the $39.97 go?? It was there a minute ago, but now it’s gone!!

Here’s another one, just came upon today…

Oooh, 25% off. Nice. Only $89.99. I’ll buy that…

BAM! I click on it and the $89.99 disappears! The ad is still there but the price is gone! It’s replaced with a bunch of different water heaters at over $200!! Where’s the $89 one that I wanted!!

I am soooo irritated with this new “clever” little trick these companies are playing that I don’t want to make purchases anymore online. I’d rather go into the store where I can grab the sales clerk and drag her to the item and say, “Look here, the price says this. The item rang up as this. Bull! I’m paying what you put up on the shelf here!”

Advertisers look!! This is wrong. Consumers are not stupid! You may get away with this once in a while but in the long run you’re going to screw yourself with disgruntled consumers like me!! Knock it off!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Originally posted 2019-01-28 00:33:15.