Getting Back on eBay in One Day After an Unjust Suspension

You first of all you need to know that they have a cross link system, among other systems. You cannot use anything associated with your last account. Do not use your spouse’s name with the same address previously listed on the old eBay account because now that partner’s name is tagged. Don’t use that tagged partner’s name with a new address, because now that new address is tagged. Don’t use the same computer with the same IP to open a new account under a new name and address, because the new name and address is now tagged. Don’t use any software (turbolister etc.), pictures ads, or anything associated with your last account. You can sell the same products but for pictures always use eBay’s image hosting and always use different ads.

What happens is eBay’s tracking software looks for certain things in order to catch a suspended user opening another account and once It does It raises a red flag. Then a eBay employee will look into the red alert and If you didn’t take all the precautions they will easily catch the connection to your suspended accounts and suspend you again. If you follow the steps outlined here you’ll remain under eBay’s radar and your account will more than likely never even be reviewed by an actual eBay employee.

Not a registered user – this is the most shocking, distressing, anxiety causing situation for anyone that relies on eBay to make a living or supplemented income can ever experience. It’s like being fired from a job you love. You’re losing hundreds or thousands of dollars a week!

I have been suspended from eBay twice. Both times for being linked to suspended accounts I had nothing to do with. After being suspended I anxiously searched to find out what I could do and of course I could get no response from eBay. It’s very rare for eBay to reinstate a suspended account even If they find they made a mistake. eBay won’t admit any wrong doing on their part.

GET BACK ON eBay IN AS LITTLE AS ONE DAY!

Follow these instructions step by step or you’ll just get suspended again and have to start all over.

Many people think you have to re-format (reinstall windows) prior to opening a new account but I didn’t do it and so far I’m all good. As a precautionary measure it wouldn’t be a bad idea though. Especially if your pc is running really slow and your hard drive is full, reinstalling windows will make it run like new. If you want to do this and need help, email me and I’ll give you instructions and a copy of windows XP professional (for a small fee) if you need it.

It is a very rare occasion that eBay ever reinstates a suspended account, so even if you think you can prove your self innocent, it will take weeks to months and you have to give up all of your personal info. Copies of your birth certificate, social security card, drivers license etc. Even after all that you will more that likely still not get reinstated. eBay does not care about the small sellers.

1) Clear your tracks:

You’ll need to get a new IP and clear the spy’s, web-beacons and cookies.

Download Firefox with Google Toolbar. Firefox browser is an alternative to internet explorer. Firefox is free and is an absolute must! After you download, go to “tools” at the top of the browser, then click on “options” – “Privacy tab ” and check the box that says “Always clear my private data when I close Firefox”

eBay tracks and monitors your activities through your cookies. They also have the added advantage of monitoring your surfing habits with the cooperation of many associates and affiliates remotely monitoring your activities without you even being logged into eBay! Seems like an invasion of privacy to me but true never the less.

Aside from setting Firefox to clear all cookies and temp files every time I shut down, I also run a free program called crap cleaner which I have found the best for removing cookies temp files and more. I run It at the end of everyday and I always close fire fox after logging out of eBay to erase all cookies before I do any other surfing. This way eBay can’t track your activities. Believe me this is necessary if you don’t want eBay monitoring your surfing habits.

2) Change your IP Address

NOTE: eBay has launched a “Trusted Selling with Identity Confirmation” in efforts to fight the problems of account hijacking in which fraudsters take over users’ accounts to list scam auctions. This is proof that eBay monitors your computer! eBay said it has started recording which computers members typically use to conduct their buying and selling activity. In June ’08, eBay began verifying sellers are using the same computers they have used previously. If sellers list items using a different computer, eBay will make an automated call to the seller for confirmation so it is important to have a good phone number now. It is not difficult to obtain 2nd phone lines, virtual phone numbers, or cell numbers. This new system may also prompt the seller to verify their identity in other, as yet not specified ways.

There are a few ways to change your IP.

(If you have Dial-up your IP automatically changes every time you log on.)

Windows – Computer connected directly to the modem

1. Get to a command prompt. (START, run, cmd).

2. Type “ipconfig /release” (without the quotes, on the command line by itself).

3. Type “ipconfig /renew” (without the quotes, on the command line by itself).

Windows (second option) – Computer connected directly to the modem

1. Get to a command prompt. (START, run, cmd).

2. Type “ipconfig /release” (without the quotes).

3. Shut down computer.

4. Turn off computer.

5. Turn off all ethernet hubs/switches.

6. Turn off cable/DSL modem.

7. Leave off overnight.

8. Turn everything back on.

Network with Router

1. Log into the router’s admin console. (Often [http://192.168.1.1/])

2. Release the IP address. (Method varies by router manufacturer)

3. Turn off router, Ethernet hubs/switches, and the cable/DSL modem.

4. Leave off overnight.

5. Turn everything back on.

If you are using a cable/DSL modem and a router, you may wish to connect your computer directly to the cable/DSL modem. Please note that this could significantly impact your system security. This allows your ISP’s DHCP to issue you a new (hopefully changed) IP address based of the (hardware) MAC address of your computer’s Ethernet card.

If all the above has not worked to change your IP address and you have a router, check and see if there is a “Clone MAC Address” option. Using it should change your IP address; however, you’ll only be able to do it once (in most cases).

These will not work in all cases. If all else fails contact your internet service provider (ISP) and ask them if they are able to change your IP address or how long your connection needs to be off for your IP address to change.

3) Get a NEW email address: I suggest gmail.com

4) Get a new mailing address: UPS store, PO box, etc. NOTE: standard postal mail boxes are a flag, preferably use a non government ran mailbox.

5) Get a new phone number: new cell number, second line, is easy.

6) Fully uninstall all auction software, I use Vendio and eBay Turbo Lister, don’t use eBay Turbo Lister again for multiple accounts. For security purpose, download and use eBay Turbo Lister for ONE account only. there are other programs for your secondary accounts.

7) Create an account with auctiva free auction software, templates and image hosting will help your business. Auctiva’s has scrolling gallery that helps you cross-market and increase customer traffic. It saves you much time and money.

8) Create a auctiva token for each eBay account you have by using a new auctiva account for each.

9) Get a new prepaid or gift card. You can get PayPal verified without a checking account. I’m surprised more people don’t know about this.

You’ll need a debit card with a direct deposit option. I don’t know how many offer this but the one I use is I.C.E Visa. You’ll need 2 cards. First you’ll receive your temporary cards. You’ll have to wait until you receive your permanent cards to use them because the address wont match on the temp cards. Use one card to register PayPal and as a seller on eBay and use the other one to get PayPal verified. Your Ice cards come with a routing and checking number. you’ll enter these numbers as your bank account numbers and select the add funds to your PayPal account to verify option. Then when they add the funds to your card your verified and they are none the wiser.

Overview

1. Use Firefox instead of internet explorer to adequately remove your cookies and surfing tracks. The reason to delete your browser cookies and saved passwords is because eBay leaves cookies on your PC with your eBay user name and password and some browsers automatically log you in which could obviously jeopardize any new account you establish.

2. Uninstall any eBay related software such as turbolister

3. Change your IP address

4. Use a friends Id. Create a new identity that you can also use everywhere else, not just on eBay.

5. Get a new email address, Gmail or yahoo and ad this to your PayPal account to prevent connection with old email address for accepting your eBay payments.

6. Get a new phone number or as they simply put it use call forwarding to save you the hassle of changing your existing number such as (tollfreeforwarding.com) or get prepaid cellphone.

7. Get a gift card credit card which has visa or MasterCard logo.

8. Then apply for new your eBay and PayPal account using total new identity information. To verify your account if you are a seller you need to enter bank details and unfortunately the majority of these publications advise using bogus information to do this. (to my surprise and ethical delight this is not always necessary though)

9. Make sure you use eBay image hosting instead of on your own server. Every image you use can be identified right down to what type of camera was used if necessary.

10. Start selling slowly.

11. Don’t use anything at all that was related or that you used on a suspended account. Pictures, etc.

Good luck with your love hate relationship with eBay.

5 Reasons Little White Bumps Are On Your Face and How to Get Rid Of Them

Are you making these mistakes each time you spot a little white little bump on your face? Fixing those little white bumps starts with a small dose of education and ends with a big dose of prevention. After understanding the five reasons below, your little bumps should give way to clearer skin.

Reason #1: You have no clue what those little white bumps are anyway.

Little white bumps, or milia, are keratin-filled cysts, or simply little globs of protein under the skin. There are generally two types of milia. Primary milia may result from oil glands that have not fully or properly developed. Secondary milia result from trauma to the skin.

Reason #2: You think all little white bumps are acne, and treat them that way.

Just because you have little white bumps on your face does not necessarily mean that you have acne. Milia, are little balls of protein beneath the skin that do not have a pore, or hole in the skin through which to escape.

Comedones or whiteheads are excess fats and wastes that are trapped in a hair follicle and so they clog up the pore. In short, milia are proteins trapped within the skin, while comedones are fats and skin debris trapped within the pore.

Exfoliating the skin, or removing the dead skin cells from your skin with an abrasive product or chemical, is beneficial. But brutally scrubbing your face with soaps and chemicals too frequently may actually create milia. To avoid this, remember that gentle exfoliation helps prevent excess dead skin cell build-up that could clog your pores and cause whiteheads, not milia.

This gentle exfoliation helps make eventual removal of the milia easier because the skin layer around the milia becomes thinner, with frequent, yet gentle exfoliation. In short, Exfoliate your skin to prevent milia, not to cure them.

Reason # 3 You have no idea what causes those little white bumps anyway.

When you were a baby, you were probably covered with milia that disappear after a few days. Or, you may have inherited milia from your parents.

On the other hand, you may develop milia after excessive exposure to the sun. The reasons for developing milia after sun exposure are debatable. According to some studies, the active ingredients sunscreens like Parsol 1789 may cause sun allergies and later lead to a milia breakout. Other studies blame the sun itself for “damaging” the skin can thus causing little white bumps.

Some people experience milia around the mouth. This could be the result of fluoride irritation from toothpaste.

Reason # 4: No one ever told you how to prevent milia.

The best way to prevent milia is to avoid treating your skin with excessively harsh chemicals and to limit sun exposure.

To reduce creating milia around the eyes, use eye creams with the least amount of ingredients possible to avoid irritating the delicately thin eye area. Also, gently touch the eyes and avoid rubbing the eyes vigorously so as not to damage the skin.

When brushing you teeth, try to keep the pasty foam from staying around your mouth too long. This limits possible fluoride irritation to the skin.

Use a sunscreen with the least amount of ingredients. Extraneous ingredients like fragrances may irritate your skin. Additionally, purchase sunscreens that offer physical sun blockage that contain active ingredients like titanium oxide or zinc oxide.

Reason #5: You still want to know what you can do right now to get rid of milia.

The key to getting rid of milia is realizing that they have no escape route, those little bumps are trapped under the skin. So, to get them out, you’ll need to have a professional like a dermatologist or aesthetician extract them. You can extract the milia yourself, but this involves risks.

Precautions

You need to ensure that you milia are not symptoms of some underlying disease or illness. Also, if you extract the milia yourself, you may have trouble completely pulling out the cysts, as the removable process may prove too painful.

Otherwise, if you are confident with your health and courage, you can cleanse your hands and face. Then wet a cloth with warm water and apply it to your face for a few minutes. Gently apply a sterile needle to the center of the little white bump to create a tiny opening in the skin.

Wrap your thumbs in a clean tissue and, using your thumbs, proceed to gently squeeze the contents of the little white bump out. Finally, cleanse the area of the extracted little white bump with an astringent.

Now, you have no reason to walk around with little white bumps on your face. If you still think you do, please consider the possibility that you’re just telling yourself little white bumpy lies.

Outdoor Lighting – Changing Your Lifestyle

Copper light fixture soothingly glowing in the front gravel driveway or a breathtaking huge chandelier in front porch not only provide decor to your home but it’s a good way to keep security. Proper Outdoor lighting systems are part of nearly every garden, front porch, backyard and pools for style, taste and security which enhances the ambiance of your home. Outdoor lighting is a matter of perspective, style and taste or for security purposes.

The purpose behind outdoor security lighting systems is to keep criminals and vandals off your property. Different varieties of outdoor security lighting systems are available which are decorative and well within your budget like fence lighting and wireless lighting security for backyard, front porch and driveway or a turn on automatically built in sensor detection of motion.

And if you are demanding with no compromise then there are wide varieties of floodlights, path lights and lanterns to choose from. For nature lover there is always an option of solar outdoor lighting products to cater all their needs. If it’s your first new home, then a glowing evening by pool with proper underwater lighting system for a fun filled night making your home a shining feast for guests envious eyes, is a must.

Exterior wall mounted lights are great accents to your property boundaries and front door. We are dedicated to provide information to cater exact outdoor lighting need of every home maker. Wood and Rusted black metal elegant lighting pole fulfill every need for exterior wall protection. They do provide a contemporary glow to outer wall and make it look more regal…

Shake the Devil Off

Hello Family,

Those who follow major league baseball know the 2008 World Series was represented by The National League’s Philadelphia Phillies and The American League’s Tampa Bay Rays.

According to the previous year’s stats, Tampa Bay’s regular season record was 66 wins and 96 losses and they finished in last place. Their regular season record in 2008 was 97 wins and 65 losses, they finished in second place behind the Los Angeles Angels and they played in the World Series.

Also, the previous years the team’s name was abbreviated TBD and currently it is TBR. What happened to the D? The D represented Devil. Tampa Bay used to be called the Devil Rays but they decided to drop the Devil and go with Rays.

Since the team’s inception in 1998, the team has only finished out of last place twice. They stayed in the gutter just about every year.

In November 2007, majority owner Stuart Sternberg decided to make drastic changes and rename his team the “Tampa Bay Rays”, which he described as “A beacon that radiates throughout Tampa Bay and across the entire state of Florida.”

To me it sounds like a light shining in the darkness.

When are you going to drop the Devil out of your life?

1 Peter 5:8-9 says Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.

A lot of our problems come from the fact that we keep the devil in our lives. We claim to be doing the right thing but in reality, there is sin that’s holding us back.

We engage in lying, fear, hatred, despising correction, fornication, lust, being a false witness, envy, stealing, adultery, abortion, bitterness, astrology, abusing children, divorce, complaining, pride, speaking evil of others, and slothfulness all on a daily basis and we wonder why we aren’t winning. We wonder why we’re in last place all the time.

In order to win we need to resist the devil and be firmly fixed in the faith of Jesus. Our victory comes from removing the devil out of our lives and avoiding danger.

As a child of God you are a winner and losing is not an option so step up to the plate, get a good grip on the bat and hit a gland slam home run for Jesus!

Be Encouraged and Have a Great Day!

Lift Kits – Flexible Suspension System For Any Terrain

Vehicle owners have actually several reasons why they customize their vehicles with liftkits. For some, they simply want to increase the height of their vehicles while others just desire to rule the road. Whatever reasons you may have, there are just some things that you need to consider before getting started.

What are lift kits?

Lift kit is an aftermarket vehicle part that lifts either the suspension or the body to give the vehicle a higher look, which is really good at different kinds of terrains. Once it is installed, the wheel becomes higher, allowing taller tires to be installed. The new 4×4 trucks and SUVs come with moderate liftkits already installed.

Equipping vehicles with a suspension lift kit involves much effort than buying a truck lift kit then dropping your vehicle off at any local mechanic. If that's your original plan, chances are, lifting your ride might not be right in the first place. Installing truck suspension lift kits requires hard work, a bit of technical savvy and consistent upkeep and attention to your vehicle's components.

The determination needed to make when considering suspension lift kits is what you want to do with it. There are two main purposes when installing a truck lift kit: style or function. Although the two are somewhat interrelated, it's still important to consider your purpose, as it will assist you in making the correct modifications to your vehicle.

When it comes to adding liftkits to make a style statement, looking good is the easy part. Sometimes, it's easy to overlook general, everyday performance in the middle of joining out an auto. For this reason, choosing the right suspension or body liftkit with addition to comfort, reliability, durability, safety, and the price, should be given much consideration than those height inches that you want to add.

But before driving first into a custom truck liftkit and gigantic tires, there are a number of issues to address to ensure a correct setup. The first step is to ask yourself what you will be doing the most – is it a slow-speed rock crawling, high-speed desert racing, general purpose 4 wheeling, mud racing, or long distance open country treks? From there, you can narrow down your need to do in order to customize your vehicle and suit your needs.

A Stone and Tile Contractor Can Transform the Look of Your Home!

A stone and tile contractor can give your house a beautiful makeover. Stone and tile contractors offer a variety of flooring options such as ceramic tile, porcelain tile, marble, slate, natural stone, granite and many others. It isn’t all about pale beige anymore either. A variety of eye-popping designs and colors are available. Remember that your house is one of the smartest investments you’ll ever make. If you install new tile and stone floors, you will reap the benefits when you put your house on the market.

Stone flooring is a high-end flooring option and it’s luxurious. It will increase the value of your home considerably. Stone flooring is also one of the most durable options if it’s installed properly and it can last a lifetime. It’s also stylish, modern, and elegant. Stone is a natural material and it’s known for its strength and exquisite beauty.

Tile flooring is made of clay that comes unglazed or glazed. It’s available in a wide range of colors, patterns, and sizes. You won’t have a problem tile flooring that complements your home decor. Tile is commonly used in kitchens and bathrooms and it’s stunning. Additionally, glazed tiles are easy to clean and they don’t allow mold and germs to penetrate their surface. Hence, they provide a healthy and safe environment.

Marble flooring is a reflection of regality and a symbol of wealth. White marble and black marble are the all-time favorites for most people. They cost a bit more than marble in another color. Marble flooring is also easy to clean and it’s a luxurious and beautiful flooring material.

When considering hiring a stone and tile contractor, think about how you want your floors to look. Each flooring option has its own set of advantages. The type of flooring option you choose will depend on your personal taste and budget. Stone and tile contractors can incorporate different ideas into their work. They can incorporate different sizes, colors, textures, and styles of flooring to enhance the look of your home. For instance, you can bring a beautiful mix of pink, green, and other fun colors on your stone floors if you choose to.

If you want to experience the benefits of stone and tile flooring, contact a professional contractor. Check to see what kind of flooring options are available. Your stone and tile contractor will address your concerns. Tell your contractor what needs to be done and find out what the project is going to cost you. Check to see if their installations come with warranties. You should also find an experienced stone and tile contractor if you want the best results.

You should consider installing stone and tile flooring if you want to transform the look of your home. You will be enjoying the elegance and beauty of your stone and tile flooring for years to come, so it’s worth paying for!

How to Find a Qualified Drain Cleaning and Repair Service

Whether you’re dealing with a plumbing emergency or you’ve just noticed that the water is draining slowly from your tub or sink, finding a drain clearing expert is something that you need to do carefully. While there are a lot of plumbers out there, not all of them will be able to meet your needs and provide you with the comprehensive service that you require. As such, you’ll need to do a little work to find the very best plumber to help you keep your drains and pipes clear.

Don’t Procrastinate

When you’re experiencing problems with your drains, it’s important for you to act quickly. Otherwise, you’ll only add to your stress levels and make your life a lot less convenient. While you should pause to consider whether you can fix the problem on your own, you should begin your search for a drain cleaning expert as soon as you determine that the problem is larger than you can handle alone. The speedier you are when it comes to beginning your search for a drain cleaning professional, the more likely you are to get the problem handled without causing too much disruption in your home.

Ways to Find Professionals

While hiring a plumber to help with your drain or pipe issues is important, that does not mean you should simply open up the phone book and choose the first name you come across. To get the best plumber for your situation, you’ll want to do a little more work. You should start by asking your friends and family members for recommendations for drain repair and cleaning professionals. If the people that you love and trust recommend a drain repair expert, this will give you a lot more confidence in choosing them.

You can also try to find a rooter service by going online and searching for local businesses. This is a great way to get lots of information about potential plumbers, but you do need to be careful when you’re searching this way. While a plumber might boast exceptional rooter service and drain repairs on a Web site, you should work to determine whether or not each professional can deliver what is promised. One thing to look for is whether or not the plumbers you are considering are licensed, as this will ensure that you get qualified technicians and the best service. It’s also a great idea for you to look online for customer reviews for each potential plumber you are considering. That way, you’ll get an idea of what their services are like before you make a choice.

Disease and the Conquest of the Americas

In his book, Born To Die, Cook explores the role that disease played in the European conquest of the Americas. Cook maintains that contrary to the Black Legend, so popular during colonial times and ever since, Old World diseases were immensely more successful than Spanish cruelty and atrocities in the conquering and subjugation of the indigenous peoples in the Americas.

While not denying that there were atrocities committed by Spaniards, Cook insists that the deaths of so many native peoples cannot be attributed to the atrocities exclusively, since “there were too few Spaniards to have killed the millions who were reported to have died” (Cook 9). Cook also points out that native peoples died wherever they came into contact with Europeans, be they Portuguese, English, French, or Dutch. The popularity of the Black Death was due, in large part, to what was occurring in Europe at the time. This was the period of the Spanish Armada and the Inquisition. Other nations used the Black Legend to justify taking actions against the Spaniards “in Europe or within their overseas territories” (Cook 8).

Cook begins his discussion where contact was first made: the island of Hispaniola. Within fifty years after contact, the native people were “virtually extinct” (Cook 16). According to Cook, this extinction of the Caribbean peoples “set a pattern that was repeated time and time again” in the Americas (Cook 16). Cook goes into much detail, in subsequent chapters, tracing the spread of diseases throughout the Latin American continent and North America. Numerous diseases afflicted the native peoples who had no immunity to them; smallpox, measles, influenza, typhus, bubonic plaque, yellow fever, and malaria spread quickly among the native peoples throughout the continents. These outbreaks of diseases were usually intensified through malnutrition and lack of medicines, and they were most often followed by pestilence, famine, and starvation. He draws his evidence concerning the disease epidemics mostly through missionaries’ and crown officials’ letters to the Spanish king.

Cook also refutes the accuracy of the Black Legend by insisting the Spaniards would not have committed indiscriminate slaughter of entire indigenous populations. Indeed, it was in the Spaniards’ best interests to protect the natives, since they needed the natives’ labor in the fields and mines. Cook contends that the Spaniards did take measures to protect the natives. They established quarantines to limit the spread of disease, but which were rarely successful. Spaniards also established laws to protect the natives from abuses by their employers or overseers, which the natives took full advantage in seeking justice from Spanish courts. These measures were undertaken to protect the Spaniards’ economic interests, no doubt, but they were undertaken, which disproves that Spaniards were indiscriminately murdering entire populations.

Unlike the Spaniards who tried to prevent the spread of disease, the English in the New England area of North America deliberately encouraged it. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, New England Puritans, deliberately and knowingly, gave the indigenous peoples “blankets infected with the smallpox virus” (Cook 213). Their motivation for these actions were to clear the land of people, who, they felt, stood in the way of their establishing “God’s City on a Hill” (Cook 213).

Cook contends that the “natural flow of epidemics followed normal trade and communications routes between groups of peoples” (Cook 209). This would explain how some communities fell victim to Old World diseases even before coming into contact with Europeans. It also would explain how many communities were not affected by diseases concurrently, but in many cases, it was years later before the epidemics showed up among their peoples.

Cook’s most convincing evidence to refute the Black Legend comes from his contention that it was not in the Spaniards’ best economic interest to wipe out entire communities of indigenous peoples from the area. The Spaniards needed their labor and, moreover, sincerely desired to convert them to Christianity. The laws passed by Spaniards to protect the natives from cruelty and exploitation, and the establishment of quarantines, further testify that the Black Legend is fundamentally untrue.

Cook offers compelling evidence in support of his refutation of the Black Legend, but the manner he presents the evidence is, on the whole, rather disjointed and confusing. His tendency to lump many different epidemics in different regions and at different time periods invariably forces the reader to continuously search for the particular time and place.

His writing style reads more like a collection of statistics, except for Chapter Two, which was rather lively and interesting. The reason it is more interesting is because Cook provides personal insights of the natives’ responses (e.g. running away to evade infection) and the effects of the epidemics (e.g. the struggle for power between Atahualpa and his brother Huascar after the prior Inca ruler succumbed to disease).

Despite the text being dry and hard to follow, it is very beneficial in refuting the common belief of the Black Legend. Although I have long known that disease played a role in the conquest of the Americas, I also believed that the Black Legend was the primary factor that brought conquest to fruition (so strongly was this belief that my personal name for Columbus Day is Mass Murder Day). While I still believe that European cruelties were excessive, I now see that disease, propagated by pestilence and malnutrition, was the cause of the majority of the deaths in the Americas.

Cook, Noble David. Born to Die: Disease and New World Conquest, 1492-1650. Cambridge University Press, 1998.

To Start Making Cash from Your Online Writing, You Must Draw Blood First

Writers write just like painters, paint on canvas. This is one of the reasons why it is important that you launch your writing career by getting some freelance writing work that you can get paid for doing.

It does not matter how small the job is or how little the money is that you get paid for it, the important thing is to "draw blood" and get paid for your writing. Everything else you do towards being a $ 100,000 writer will have to start from there.

You can not do any serious online writing without coming across the phrase "keyword rich articles".

What are keyword articles? Keyword articles are articles that repeat a certain key word or key words. Keywords have the valuable power of attracting search engines. This is a complex subject but simply put, keywords are selected carefully in an effort to attract as much search engine traffic as possible to a site.

With the growing popularity of Google AdSense pay per click ads broadly posted at web sites and blogs, keywords also have the important function of attracting the right Google ads to a site or blog that will earn the publisher the highest amount of cash when visitors to the Site click on them.

You must begin by aggressively looking for freelance writing assignments for keywords. In the second part of this article we will suggest a few buyers of keyword articles that you can start off with. But they will only purchase quality articles that you have simply not copied or lifted from somewhere else. So it is very important that before you seek keyword articles, that you actually write a couple first and post them at leading article directories and article announcement sites. Visit sites to see how keyword articles are written and also visit my blog and read this article that uses the keywords (debt consolidation). Here is the link to the article.

Http://big-online-story.blogspot.com/2005/05/debt-consolidation-comes-before.html

Egypt this one

Http://marketingurhomebiz.blogspot.com/2005/05/before-you-can-effectively-market-your.html

Observe firstly how the article on a totally different subject from what the blogs are covering is made relevant to the blogs. Then take a close look at how the keywords are repeatedly used.

So now you are ready to write your first keyword article.

I can hear you ask the question.

"What on earth am I going to write about?"

Why not write about your keywords article business. You intend to supply keyword rich articles do not you?

Read the articles at my other blog ( http://big-online-story.blogspot.com ) carefully. Are there any of the articles that you can re-write in your own words without telling any lies about your past achievements as a writer so far? Please do not copy entire paragraphs from my blog. I have not given you permission to reproduce my articles. I have simply asked you to do what you can do with any site or blog online. Read and digest the central ideas and then write an article using the ideas as if there were your own. Select any simple keyword that you want to use that will be the central or key point in your article. (We will deal about the subject of selecting keywords for your articles later on in this blog).

Remember that you will really have to be convincing so select topics that you care about enough and believe in my blog, to be convincing. A writer who is not convincing in their writing will never be successful at any type of writing, so this is a very critical skill you will need to acquire if you are to succeed.

Next you will have to compile your resource box. This is a skill on it's own and I have an extremely useful article on the subject at my blog http://marketingurhomebiz.blogspot.com . It is titled "Your article resource box will kill or lift your internet marketing."

Read it and carefully use the valuable points gained from years of experience and trial and error to create your best resource box to launch off your career as a writer.

Commercial Real Estate Closing Checklist

One of the main reasons that a commercial property transaction might fall through when it is near to closing is because one of the parties has forgotten an important aspect of the transaction that needs to be considered before the relevant documents can be signed.

With that in mind we have created a small checklist of things that you need to keep in mind when closing on a commercial real estate property, to make sure that you cover all of the bases.

Acquisition Documents

You need to ensure that all of the documents relating to the purchase are in place and ready. This includes all of the following:

• A signed letter of intent

• Any and all drafts of the purchase contract

• Any information relating to your legal counsel

• Access agreements

• Any client or portfolio manager authorisation that is required

• A fully completed purchase contract, that will be delivered into escrow

• Documentation for the initial cash deposits for the purchase

• Arranging for any bank accounts required to be set up

Title Matters

Title and zoning issues are also a high priority, so make sure you have the following:

• You have selected a title company whom you can send the seller’s title commitment to

• Have an ALTA survey carried out and ensure you have the right documentation

• Verify that all relevant leases and assets are in the seller’s name

Tenant Issues

If you are buying an apartment building or any form of commercial property where other businesses may become tenants and lease out space, you need to have all of the following:

• A current certified rent roll

• A review of all current leases and the related documentation for each.

• Your legal counsel should look over these leases and compare to the current review

• You need to look over all current tenant files

• Resolve any outstanding issues regarding lease

• Receive all reports relating to the tenants, including sales and receivables reports

• Transfer all tenant security deposits

• Review the tenant credit and payment history

• Prepare and sign the tenant Estoppel Certificates

• Final check on all documentation

Financial

The transfer of all relevant financial information is extremely important as well. This includes:

• Copies of any historical or proforma financial information

• Copies of utility bills

• Most recent tax statements

• An expense list for all expenses currently operating under the property

Litigation

You will need to consider the possibility that there is any current action against the property or the existing owners and take that into consideration.

Insurance

Getting insurance for the building is crucial, so it is important to get a quote as early into the proceedings as possible. Some of this may be covered by the Property Management Agreement.

Physical Property Inspection

Before any transaction is completed a physical property inspection must be carried out by the buyer to ensure that they are getting everything that they expect from the property.

Final Closing Documentation

To complete the transaction all of the relevant financial and legal documentation must be completed and handed in on time and be completely accurate.

Is Your Business Social or Anti-Social?

If any of your customers use smart phones or the Internet, then you probably should be using social media to help get the word out about your business. Doing it and doing it well are two different things though. There are some pitfalls to avoid and some good rules of thumb to remember. You don’t want your business to accidentally come off as “anti-social.”

Here are some examples of ‘Anti-Social Behavior’ to avoid:

Not attending the function – AKA: Not keeping up with your posts and updates. There’s a sweet spot of about twice-a-day for posting to Facebook, and Twitter works best if you can be online all the time. Twitter is like an all day party, and Facebook is like your daily coffee break. If you plan on using either platform, you should approach your daily posts like that. Make sure your Facebook account is taking regular “coffee breaks” and chatting with its followers at least twice a day. Make sure you program or participate in tweeting all day long to keep your profile active and constantly connecting.

Being a Debbie-Downer – AKA: Posting the wrong content. What you want to post isn’t always what people want to see. Considering the two metaphors mentioned above (a coffee break and party), people tend to use social media when they’re looking to relax or network for business. Consider mixing up some fun and light-hearted content along with the more serious content you may have to post. Also, remember: Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! Our short attention spans tend to favor pictures versus long written posts.

Talking only about yourself – AKA: Doing too much self promotion. Yes, you are online to promote your business, but do you have to rub it in everyone’s face? Building your social media audience through non-promotional, informational, and funny posts is the best way to approach daily social media management. Your audience will be there when you need to make an announcement if you keep them interested. Consider committing to a 4-1 formula (non-promotional to promotional) when brainstorming what you want to talk about online.

Being too shy – AKA: Not participating in the conversation. It’s one thing to post on a regular basis. It’s another thing to actually get to know your online followers by participating in conversations with them online. A very small percentage of your followers are going to like, share, favorite, tag or comment on a post you make on behalf of your business. Of the very few that do, you must realize that they are probably your most loyal customers and most likely to refer business. To put it in Malcolm Gladwell language – these are your mavens.

Mavens are the people in social groups that others rely on to get information. They tend to be the friend you know that is always reading magazines and, nowadays, is online getting the latest and greatest information. If you have mavens commenting and sharing with you, jump in and keep the conversation with them rolling. They’re crucial to building your reputation.

Metaphor of Luxury

So you are going to Istanbul, are you? Can you hear the sighs of envy breaking all around you? Istanbul is representative of an exotic eclecticism. Straddling two continents the city is piquantly balanced over a slim strait. Traversing its length and breadth you will be enthralled to view rich substantiations of its East Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman legacies. Modern buildings gently nudge ancient monuments with inoffensive élan. And standing tall right in the midst of the striking Bosphorus Strait is the Ritz-Carlton Istanbul, a luxury hotel that beckons its guests from all over the world in its warm and opulent embrace. As your bright, orange-colored airport taxi lumbers up the Super Plaza (where the hotel is situated) you will draw in your breath at the stateliness of the building flaunting the dernier cri in postmodernism.

A blend of Ottoman sophistication and Western affluence may be evinced in each of this luxury hotel’s 244 guest rooms. If you wish to live it up in style we suggest you check into this luxury axis called the Bosphorus View Suite. Yes, you guessed it right, this 690-square foot long indulgence spot overlooks the dashing Bosphorus Strait. If you have business guests you can avail of its large living room to entertain them in. Your bedroom would have a large television set mounted with a flat screen. It will also be multi-lingual and interactive. Plus, you would have access to high-speed internet, telephones with multi-lines and voice mail, and fax and computer, among other things. The outsized marbled bathroom with a large bathtub and shower has had many guests exclaim in wonder. What is more, your guests too will have access to a separate toilet.

And if you check into the gigantesque Ritz-Carlton Suite you will be privy to a private Jacuzzi along with a lovely view of the city and the strait it inhabits. In addition to a living room and bedroom, you will also have your own opulent dining room plus a separate butler’s entrance.

After a hectic morning drive through the city you can saunter in for a leisurely cup of afternoon tea at the luxury hotel’s Lobby Lounge as live piano and violin play softly in the background. Hot chocolate cakes and international tea blends wait to tickle your palate while tepid caramel with honey sauce goes beautifully with local beverages. Take your pick.

During dinner you should try traditional Turkish hot or cold mezze plates or salmon sashimi with coriander and tomato salsa.

And if you are looking for a truly romantic interlude you could check into the Guney Park Terrace where you can look out at the panoramic vista proffered by the enticing Princess Islands. While a live band plays in the background you can sample some delectable barbecue dishes grilled over hot charcoal.

The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul also boasts a luxury spa that is a world apart. Known as the Laveda Spa, it has nine treatment rooms, all of them well-appointed. The range of massage therapies, saunas, and holistic therapies has to be experienced to be believed. Here is indeed metaphorical luxury.

The Fastest Way to Start Your Lawn Mower When It’s Been Sitting Idle Since Last Fall

If you’re like most home owners who mow their own lawns, you probably find that the first time you go to start your lawn mower in the spring, it is a lot harder to start than it is for the rest of the lawn mowing season. Maybe you get frustrated with it, forget that you aren’t a teenager any more, and throw your back out giving the pull-start a furious yank. Maybe you then think to yourself  “I wish I had one of those electric start lawn mowers”. If you have an electric-start lawn mower, maybe you are thinking “man, this thing has electric start and it still sounds dead. Thank god I don’t have one of those manual start models.”

By the time you have been trying to start your lawn mower for a few minutes, you have probably tried some with the choke on, and then maybe your “helpful” neighbor came by and told you that you probably flooded the engine. So maybe you try starting it a few times with the throttle opened up a bit and the choke off. If you have a manual-start machine, you may be contemplating your impending chiropractic bill, and wondering whether hiring the neighbor’s kid to mow your lawn might not be such a bad idea after all.

So why can it be so hard to start an engine that has been sitting idle for six months? If you examined the spark plug under a microscope, you might figure out the problem. If you look at the tip of the spark plug with your naked eye, it will probably look fine, but if you replace that plug with a brand new clean dry sparkplug, you would probably find that your lawn mower will likely start in seconds.

The key to the mystery lies in something at the microscopic level the happens on the surface of the ceramic insulator of a spark plug over time in a machine that is stored outdoors. As the temperature and the relative humidity cycles, day after day, over time, micro-droplets condense on and re-evaporate from the surface of the ceramic insulator of your spark plug. Each time these micro-droplets form, they rearrange the tiny carbon particles that were deposited on your spark plug the last time you ran your engine. The growing of the droplets as they form pushes those particles together into conductive pathways that wind up providing an alternate path for electrical current (across the surface of the ceramic insulator instead of across the spark gap) when you try to start your lawn mower.

The carbon particles don’t quite short things out, but they provide a path whose electrical resistance is low enough so that there is no spark, or the spark has so little energy that it won’t ignite the charge in the cylinder. Once the engine starts, the heat of the burns within the calendar clears up this problem in a few minutes, so when you go to start the engine again the next week, it starts fine.

One easy solution for this initial-start problem is to replace the spark plug. Of course, if you want a cheaper solution that doesn’t require a trip to the store, I have one for you, and it comes in the form of a hot flame. A propane torch works best, but if you don’t happen to have one handy, a butane lighter or a gas stove burner will do. You see, there is a reason that the ceramic insulator surrounding the center electrode of your spark plug is made of the particular material it is made of. The surface properties of that material actually catalyze the burning off of carbon deposits when the ceramic gets hot enough. Of course, when your lawn mower has not yet started, nothing has yet gotten it “hot enough”.

To solve this problem, remove the spark plug from your lawn mower, and get a hot clean flame ready (either a propane torch or a butane lighter, or gas burner on a stove). Holding on to the end of the spark plug that usually connects to the spark plug wire, stick the other end (the spark end) of the spark plug into the flame for a few seconds while rotating the spark plug a few times, heating the center electrode and the surrounding ceramic. It only takes a few seconds. After you take the spark plug out of the flame, take a look at the ceramic material surrounding the center electrode.

You should notice that the ceramic insulator surrounding the center electrode of your spark plug is now bright white, where before it might have been off-white or gray. Now your spark plug is as good as new. Put it back in your lawn mower, and enjoy how it roars quickly to life!

The 4 Main Types of Renewable Energy

As the world reaches its energy crisis we need to reduce our dependence on non-renewable energy sources, and start generating renewable energy on a massive scale.

To date there are four main types of renewable energy that we can produce: wind power, solar power, hydro power, and geothermic power.

Wind Power:

Wind turbines have been around for millennia, further back than the birth of Christ. Over the years they have been used to pump water, drag boats and grind flour. But at the turn of the industrial revolution, wind turbines were made to produce electricity.

Although many people envision windmills as those ornate ones in Holland or the small wind-pumps on farms, they have been developed tremendously in the past decade. Now wind turbines are able to generate thousands of megawatts of power, and when used on a small scale at home, wind power can substitute conventional energy sources, helping households to get off the grid.

Solar Power:

The sun is the most readily available form of energy there is, so we should be using it to a larger extent. And as technology advances, households are provided with a number of ways to harness the power of the sun. These ways include solar electricity, solar heaters, solar dryers and solar cookers.

With solar electric and heating systems, they are both cost-effective, good for the environment, they require little maintenance and help you save on your utility bills. Solar cookers are very healthy way of cooking food, since they cook the food at a lower temperature-helping to retain its vitamins and minerals. They are also very portable, making them ideal for travelers and campers.

Hydro Power:

Initially hydro or water power was used industrially to rivers and waterfalls to power waterwheels that would then be used to move water for irrigation or grind flour.

Today hydro power is used in dams to produce electricity for households and businesses. Hydro-electric power is generate on a large scale where dammed up water is channeled through turbines, which spins a dynamo as it gushes through. The best example of hydro-electric power would be the Hoover Dam, which was built to provide electricity to Las Vegas. In fact hydro-electric power is efficient is popular nowadays that it accounts for over 90% of the worlds renewable energy.

There have been some social and environmental concerns about building dams for hydroelectricity since entire village and communities are flooded by the dam, and the walls prevent certain species of fish from swimming upstream to spawn.

Geothermal Power:

Geothermal power is typically produced in areas with ongoing volcanic activity, where magma is relatively close to the surface. One such area is Iceland, where a large proportion of its power is produced from volcanic geysers.

Here, large power plants are built over the geysers, where hot fast-moving steam from the geysers drives large turbines to make electricity. To speed up the process, water is sometimes pumped back into the geysers to make more steam, which is then used to drive the turbines once again, thus making it an endless cycle.

Well, this concludes our brief overview of the 4 main types of renewable energy. You can find out more in-depth information on each type by reading our other articles or browsing our website in the link below.

How to Make a Unique Solar Panel For You and Your Family

With the new generation going ‘green’, it is actually a great milestone to all of us to understand that nature and natural substances are what people are looking at instead of synthetic substances and people are warming to the fact that we need to stop utilizing the already depleting resources. Installing solar panels is one of the finest solutions to the current problem wherein we can use them in our homes and thus can reduce the electricity consumption to as much as 80%. These devices when we buy from the retail stores are quite expensive and the cost of installing them together with the machine can shoot up to $20,000 which is a huge amount and with such prices they become the exclusive amenity of only the upper class strata. Instead of buying them, we can make these devices by ourselves within just a $200 and can enjoy having such a wonderful masterpiece at home.

There are various online guides and websites which will help you to make your solar panel. You need not have to be a builder or anything of the sort to make this device. Instead you need to be careful and follow the instructions on the guide book step-by-step and by learning a few of the necessary principles on the subject; you can definitely make a solar panel without any trouble. Both men and women can create this equipment without any trouble and in turn can take pride in generating their own power wherein they can utilize the same for many of the household chores and thus can save electricity.

If you really aim to be one of the nature lovers, now is the right time to start and with the abundant knowledge widely available over the internet, we can definitely make a solar panel all by ourselves, without much effort.