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February 27, 2018
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Inspiring Power Quotes For This Week:

"People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success."
- Pete Zafra

"No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement."
- Greg Henry Quinn

"If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win."
- Shelley Long

"Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success."
- Swami Sivananda

"The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication."
- Cecil B. DeMille

"One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you - suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'"
- Margaret Thatcher

"It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny."
- Anthony Robbins

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Editor’s Note by Helene Malmsio

Like most of you, I began my career in online business development by building websites. Later it became fashionable to create websites with daily newsfeeds web-logs that became knows as "Blogs"

I was never a big fan because I prefer static websites, and I use SiteSell to build my websites as none of the others are as much fun to work with to me

But, in most guides the experts all talk about blogs and Wordpress and so on, and not much else.

So I'm glad to say that the basic principles explained here apply to all online platforms you may want to use. I recommend that your first attempts be on free web platforms, like Webs, or Webberly, or Blogger etc. as you can experiment to your heart's content without wasting your money.

Then when you find a niche that you enjoy blogging about, with profitable products to promote, in a niche you are happy to spend years of work on, THEN you can go get all the paid resources you need to set up a permanent shop online

O.K. Lets begin with this weeks Power Tips report for you... ENJOY!

"Blogging as a Career"

Blogging has been a widely known concept for quite some time now. While they may not know the technical ins and outs of how it works, many men and women have heard about blogging in pop culture.

Julie and Julia is a good example of this. It’s a movie that originated from a true life tale of Julie Powell, who set out to blog about her experiences cooking each of Julia Child’s 524 recipes from her book Mastering the Art of French Cooking in just 365 days.

Her blog became so popular that she was offered a book and movie deal for her efforts, and she also published her second book.

Her success isn’t common, but not everyone needs a book and movie deal to make a substantial profit from their blog!

Where Most People Go Wrong

Looking for “blog jobs” online is something many people do these days. They know they love to post on Facebook and they hate their current 8-5 job, so they think they’d love to get hired as an official blogger for a company.

It’s true that more and more companies are coming onboard as blog entities – because they understand the value of having a social media presence online, part of which is their blog audience (in addition to Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus, for example).

But you have to understand that when a company sets out to attract a blogger to represent their business online, they don’t want an amateur blogger.

They want someone who understands the business side of blogging – because when you’re a blogger, you’re building a brand (or destroying it, in some unfortunate cases).

When you start looking at professional blogger-for-hire jobs, you’ll see that they want you to understand online marketing fully, they want you to deliver a certain number of blog posts per week (usually five), and sometimes want you to go out and find guest blogging opportunities where you can blog elsewhere and link back to their main blog.

It’s not a good career for someone who is new to blogging and thinks it “might be fun.” This is for seasoned professionals – and sometimes the company will even want to investigate to see what kind of current reach you have with your own content in the social media world.

If you’re already at a company that doesn’t have an online presence, then maybe you can make a suggestion that they allow you to head up that operation.

This would give you a little experience so that you could then go out and brag about launching and generating a good buzz for your current company.

Choose a More Rewarding Blogging Career

The do-it-yourself route is far more rewarding when it comes to blogging. It’s something you can do anytime – in the morning before work, on your lunch hour, after work and on the weekends.

Then when it becomes profitable, you can use it to replace your current income and begin blogging fulltime. When you choose this path, you have much more personal satisfaction in your blogging career.

Blogging is a real business when you start pursuing it for financial reasons. Yes, it gives you much in terms of happiness – but when you’re making money doing something you love, it’s very rewarding.

You have to treat this like a business from the very start. If you start blogging haphazardly, then your readers will recognize that it’s an amateur site.

Yes, some will become fans anyway – but others want to know they’re following a leader in whatever niche you choose to blog about.

How do you pick a niche for your blog? Some blogs have a multitude of topics – from entertainment to fashion to business to health.

You can do that, but unless you have a team of contributors, it’s hard to maintain the momentum needed for a broad blog like this.

A better option might be to narrow down your focus into something that you really love. It can still be broad – like a women’s health blog for example.

But it’s not as narrow as “everything” or “health in general” (including both genders).

You can even drill down more and go with one form of women’s health, like menopause or pregnancy. You don’t even need to be an expert in it – it’s all about sharing information and as you learn, you can share!

One thing that’s important is that you make sure that you love whatever topic you’re blogging about. You should want to wake up every day, eager to get to your computer.

If you dread it because it bores you or it’s depressing, then you won’t help your readers and the blog won’t become profitable for you.

Aside from the overall slant, you get to choose what each individual entry on your blog is all about. If you were blogging for another company, they might tell you what to blog about each day – even if you found it mundane.

You can set an entire editorial calendar for your blog where you choose which topics are presented to your readers. You also get to pick the tone for the blog pieces.

For example, let’s take the diet niche. You could be a fad and trend diet blogger who emphasizes fast weight loss – or someone who harps on the fact that weight loss should just be the adoption of better nutrition and exercise and the pounds should come off slowly.

Developing a Relationship With Your Readers

Having a relationship with your readers means they value your blog and they share the link to it with other people. You want that type of connection because as a professional, the traffic and branding that you gain will be priceless.

When blogs have a loyal readership, they enjoy a fantastic word of mouth traffic flow.

While many bloggers are out there buying links back to their site and paying people to help them get traffic, you can do it all for free.

First, pick topics they want to know about. Part of your job in relationship building is to listen to your audience and meet their needs. There are many ways you can do this.

Do some preliminary keyword research to find out what people want to know in your niche.

Using the menopause example, you could go to and type in what are menopause.

This is known as a sentence starter – and it gives you some insight into what type of blog post you might want to do, such as:

• What are menopause hot flashes like?
• What are menopause symptoms caused by?
• What are the best menopause vitamins?

A good keyword tool gives you help on what to blog about. But there’s more that you can do to find topics. You can look in forum threads and see what people are asking.

You can also simply invite your readers to submit questions to you. You can do this on your email autoresponder opt in form, or have a special contact form on your blog where people can engage with you that way.

Whenever someone emails you with a question, you can assume there are more people out there who are wondering the same thing. Use those questions as fodder for your blog topics.

When you start blogging about all of these things, it makes the audience feel like you’ve really got your finger on the pulse of the marketplace – like you have great instincts.

Next, write in a highly conversational style and end each blog with an invitation to connect. People need to feel like you’re speaking just to them – even if you’re not.

If you write, make sure it’s conversational and not stuffy like you’d write for a professional publication. If you make a video blog, look right in the camera and be casual and relaxed, not stuff and nervous.

When you end a blog post, you can ask a question or invite people to share their own $0.02 about the topic in the comments. Make sure that whatever comment system you’re using, it’s easy to find – because some are almost hidden.

Participate in the conversation that goes on in your blog comments. If people are kind enough to take you up on your invitation, then make an effort to have a dialogue with them.

Thank them for their comment, call them by name, and open up a discussion about what they had to say. You can use a plugin to help the comments become “threaded,” which helps all of your readers see who was responding to who.

Report continued below...

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"Blogging as a Career" Report continued...

Supporting Yourself Financially With Blogging

When you start blogging for profit, you should be consistent with your efforts.

You should blog regularly – daily if possible, but at least several times a week. There are a few ways you can make money as a blogger.

Build a list from your blog so that whenever you have a new blog post, you can notify people about it. Also have an RSS system set up for people who use RSS feed readers to get notified of your new content.

Whenever you have a list, it gives you a certain amount of power – the power to instantly communicate with your target audience when you are selling or promoting products.

Because of this, you have to make sure that you don’t abuse that power by spamming their email with useless or irrelevant offers. If you do this, you build a reputation as a spammer.

Sell ad space for a certain amount of profits. You can arrange a specific area of your blog for ad space that people rent on a monthly basis, paying the ad revenue to you directly.

If you go this route, make sure you have specifics in place to control what kinds of ads can get placed on your blog – all the way down to the colors and animation of it if you want.

Sign up for AdSense, too. This can help you get clicks and revenue. You can put different sized ad banners on your blog, from buttons to skyscraper ads. You can include images or go with just text.

One thing you have to remember whenever you place any ads on your blog is that yes, it gives you some money when people leave your site for somewhere else – but in leaving, it also means someone else is capturing their name and email address and selling something to them, not you.

Promote tangible products as an affiliate. You can sign up as an Amazon Associate and promote anything they sell there that they offer a commission on.

Using our menopause example, if you promoted a chilled pillow, you could earn a percentage of each sale from your blog post.

Promote digital products as an affiliate. Digital products can be found at sites like

You can sign up for free and get a hoplink (affiliate link) where you earn around 50% for each sale.

Create your own products and sell them from your blog. You don’t have to promote other people’s stuff.

Why not create an info product (eBook, video or audio course) and teach something you blog about in more depth – or in a more comprehensive manner?

Offer services from your blog. Freelancing like writing, graphics, or other services can be offered right from your blog.

Coaching is something you can offer. Many people pay top dollar for one on one coaching sessions via Skype or even email!

Blogging can be a very fun and very profitable venture if you approach it correctly. Don’t make the mistake of flying by the seat of your pants.

If you do this, your blog will be scattered with topics, have no set monetization plan, and you’ll end up unhappy with the effort you’ve put in.

With proper planning and enthusiasm, you’ll never need to look for “blogging jobs” again – in fact, you might be the one putting out feelers for a professional blogger to come onboard and help you with your content needs!

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Healthy Power Tip:

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a condition of high blood sugar and several serious consequences of high blood sugar that appears to be related to family history and obesity.

If you have a family history of diabetes, you should try and keep your weight in the normal range and should have your doctor check a fasting blood sugar on you every 3-5 years.

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• Aged over 45
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• Have pre-diabetes
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• Don't exercise regularly
• Have low good (HDL) or high bad (LDL) cholesterol levels
• Have high blood pressure
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"How to Can your Own Foods Using Jars and Lids"

Canning is one of the most economical and safe ways to preserve food for long periods of time. The ability to can your own food is a very useful skill to have if you’re a prepper or someone involved in homesteading.

Contrary to popular belief, canning is not limited to the kind done commercially with metal containers.

In fact, you can do canning at home with jars and lids too. As long as you get the process right, you’ll be able to preserve your food for relatively long periods and just as effectively.

In this article, you’ll discover how you can safely can fruits and vegetables in glass jars with airtight lids. The reason that most veggies and fruit perish fast is due to the high water content in these foods.

Undesirable bacteria start to thrive and if the lid isn’t airtight, there may be a loss of moisture too. To can such foods well will require you to use hot packing as a method of preserving these foods.

For vegetables like potatoes, you’ll need to peel them before canning. You’ll also need to add vinegar, citric acid or lemon juice to some foods because the acidic properties will help preserve the foods better.

Not all jars and lids are suitable for canning. You must use the right kind that can withstand heat since you’re using boiling water and the lids should be the self-sealing kind.

Before using the jars, you’ll need to sterilize them. This can be done by placing the jars in warm water in a boiling water canner.

The level of the water should roughly be 1 inch above the top of the jar. Now you’ll need to boil the water for about 8 to 10 minutes to sterilize the jars.

Remove the empty jars and allow them to cool. Depending on what food you’re planning to preserve, you’ll need to know the correct processing time.

Going into details here is beyond the scope of this articles because of the sheer variety of foods out there. So, you could do your research online to know roughly how long the processing time is.

After adding your food in the jar, use a plastic spatula to slowly stir the food. The goal is to get the air bubbles to rise to the surface.

You’ll need to use a high-quality self-sealing lid to seal the jar. This will usually be a metal lid with a metal screw band.

When you place the jars with the lids in the boiling water canner and start the process, the lid gasket will soften. While it will allow air to escape out of the jar, it will form an airtight seal around the lid when it cools.

When using a boiling water canner, you must allow the jar to process for the right length of time and then allow the jars to cool at room temperature.

The foods you’re preserving will usually dictate what type of canner to use. If you’re preserving low acid foods, you should use a pressure canner to minimize any risk of botulism. Acidic foods are better preserved with a boiling-water canner because these canners are much faster.

There are many different types of jars, sealing lids and canners on the market. Do your research and get those that are of high-quality and proven reliable.

Since the food that you’re preserving will be consumed by your family and you, the safety and quality of the food will have a direct impact on your well-being.

So, learn the process well and can your foods properly. As you can see from this article, it’s really not all that difficult once you have the equipment and know how to do it yourself.

You’ll save money in the long run and food that’s canned by you will always be healthier and a better alternative than buying commercially canned food. So, get started today and learn this useful skill.

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Best Men's Rules

Rule 1: It's important to find a woman who will cook, clean, wash your clothes, and clean your fish.

Rule 2: It's important to find a woman who will earn enough to buy you beer, ammo and bait.

Rule 3: It's important to find a woman who likes to have fun in bed even if she's tired or have a headache.

Rule 4: It's important that those 3 women never meet ...

Who wears the pants?

Jack was going to be married to Jill, so his father sat him down for a little fireside chat. He says,

"Jack let me tell you something. On my Wedding night in our honeymoon suite, I took off my pants and handed them to your mother, and I said, here try these on." So she did and said, "These just don't fit."

So I replied, "...Exactly. I wear the pants in this family and always will. Ever since that night we have never had any problems."

"Hmmm," says Jack. He thinks that might be a good thing to try. So on his honeymoon Jack takes off his pants and says to Jill,

"Here try these on."

So she does and says, "These just won't fit."

So Jacks says,"Exactly. I wear the pants in this family and I always will, and I don't want you to ever forget that."

Then Jill takes off her pants and hands them to Jack and says, "Here you try on mine. So he does and says,

"I can't get into these."

So Jill says, "Exactly. And if you don't change your attitude, you never will."

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