Weekend Bargains For The End Of August, Going Back To School For USA and Europe

This article is for my friends in the Northern Hemisphere, probably America.And perhaps Europe.

August is here, and there’s still enough summer left to enjoy some outdoor fun in addition to preparing for the upcoming school year.

That makes it the perfect time to shop for deals on the things you need to make the most of the rest of the season and be prepared for what’s to come.

This weekend is a great time to save, regardless of why you shopping. From summer fun to school days helpers, check out these five money-saving deals we’re going to take advantage of:

Coleman Sundome 4-Person Tent

If you’d like to take a few days to enjoy the outdoors with friends or family members, the Coleman Sundome 4-Person Tent can be set up as quickly as you make the decision to get away. In addition to easy assembly that can take as little as 10 minutes, it offers a dome design that provides enough space for up to four people. The light-blocking material keeps the interior dark when you want to rest, and the large window lets the sunshine in during the day. It’s available now on Amazon for a late-summer savings of $38.99 off the usual price. Grab it today while supplies last for only  $46.00.

OFM Essentials Modern Computer Desk and Workstation

Dorms have limited space, but students still need a place to study for exams and work on assignments. A desk with a small footprint is ideal for these tight living spaces, and the OFM desk and workstation fits that description perfectly. Not only does it come at an incredibly low price of  $44 on Amazon – a 56% savings off the regular price of $100.54 – but its slim, space-saving design still offers enough space to accommodate a laptop, textbooks, and more.

Frigidaire 10,000-BTU 115V Window-Mounted Compact Air Conditioner

The summer months are speeding by, but there is still warm weather ahead. If you have a room, apartment, or small space that needs cooling down, this Frigidaire window air conditioner has a lot of power for this compact unit. It offers 10,000 BTU that’s is capable of cooling areas as large as 450 square feet without making a lot of noise. Three speeds and eight-position air control allow you to cool your space exactly the way you like it. Don’t want to interrupt your relaxation time to change the settings? With the convenient remote control, you don’t have to! Right now at Walmart you can save a few dollars, thanks to the sale price of  $277.63.

RCA Viking Pro 10.1″ Android 2-in-1 Tablet

Do you want to give your son or daughter the advantage of a tablet and laptop for upcoming assignments without breaking your budget? If so, you won’t want to miss the incredible price on this RCA Viking Pro 2-in-1. Instead of paying the usual price of $129.99, you can get this versatile device on Walmart for just  $69.98. Although the price is low, the features are many – a spacious 10.1- inch touch screen with crisp graphics, 32 GB storage, removable keyboard, front and rear cameras, and much more make it a deal that’s too good to ignore.

Little Tikes Jump ‘n Slide Bouncer

Get the youngsters outside and active before school starts with the Little Tikes Jump ‘n Slide Bouncer. Right now it’s on sale on Amazon for  $184.99, which will give you a savings of $95 off the typical price tag. With a 12×9 foot jumping surface, it offers enough space for about three kids and a weight limit of 250 pounds, and will provide hours of fun for siblings and friends. Parents will love the stable anchors, protective mesh sides, and easy setup as much as they love the saving and watching the little ones have a great time.

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Six Things To Know When Creating A Blog

Are you thinking about creating your first blog? If so, this is an exciting time for you. Here are a few tips for you to help you to save time and create the website that you have always wanted.

Finding the right niche

When thinking about starting a blog you must find your niche. There are hundreds of niches to choose from.  You just have to use your head. For example, if you wanted to start a Christian blog your niche would be Christianity. A few other niches include finance, parenting, health, lifestyle, home improvement, sports, blogging, tech, etc. There are also niches within niches. For example, instead of creating a blog about animals, you can create a blog about dogs. These niches are easier to rank for because you will have your competition. Choose a niche that you love which makes writing easier.

Choose a good web hosting company.

There are hundreds of hosting companies that you can use ranging from shared hosting to dedicated hosting. The question is, what hosting provider is the best? There is no real answer to this question but allow me to name a few popular and respected hosting providers. SiteGround –

SiteGround is a popular WordPress hosting provider that offers shared hosting plans ranging from $3.95 to $11.95 a month. What I love about SiteGround hosting is that customers can choose between 4 data center locations, which excels the page load speed of your website in other continents. SiteGround customers will enjoy SSD, free Cloudflare CDN, free SSL’s, and more. On top of basic and essential features, SiteGround offers a 300 – 400ms website load speed and a 99.99% uptime.

HostGator – HostGator is well-known among bloggers. Over 8 million domains are currently being hosted on HostGator servers. Although HostGator is not the cheapest hosting provider, they do offer premium performance. HostGator offers hosting though Ace Data Centers. Ace feeds power through redundant critical paths, dual segregated transformers, and 750kW UPS battery backup units. With HostGator you will receive unmetered bandwidth, unlimited sub domains, SSL Certification, unlimited MySQL databases with phpMyAdmin Access, and the most popular web hosting control panel cPanel.

Bluehost – Bluehost is owned by Endurance international Group. Today it is one of the 20 largest web hosting companies in the world. When you sign up with Bluehost you will be able to receive a free domain for one year. A free SSL is included on all Bluehost plans. Bluehost offers 3 shared plans that you can choose from ranging from $3.95 to $5.95 a month. Optional add-ons with Bluehost include unique IPs, domain privacy, SiteLock, CodeGuard, and Spam Protection.

iPage –

iPage is the most affordable hosting provider on this list. If you don’t mind not having the best performance, then you are free to choose iPage. For $1.99 a month you can’t really complain with what you are getting. iPage offers free domain registration, 1000s of free templates, a free drag and drop site builder, free marketing, and free 24/7 support.

Choose a CMS

Now that you have a good hosting provider you will need a CMS. There are many different content management systems for you to choose from such as Drupal, WordPress, Joomla. If you are technical, then you can use Drupal. However, for most people I recommend using WordPress. WordPress is the most popular CMS / blogging platform in the world. With the WordPress platform you will be able to implement thousands of plugins directly from your dashboard. You will also be able to install thousands of free themes.

Setup your website

Your hosting provider will set up your CMS for you. With SiteGround, all you would have to do is choose one of their multiple web hosting plans, walk through the setup process, and allow their preinstall wizard to install WordPress. From there all that you have to do is create login details and log into your new website.

Make sure to create social media accounts

One of the biggest mistakes that you can make is to not promote your blog posts on social media accounts. Make sure to set up accounts with Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets. Actively promote your content on these outlets. Social is a great way to gain continuous readership and also subscribers. Not only will you gain followers to your website, but you will also enhance the SEO of your website.

Google looks at social media when ranking sites.

Increasing Facebook likes creates brand awareness and in 2018, it is a well-known ranking signal. Engage It is imperative that you engage with other bloggers and readers. Allow your site visitors to comment on your blog posts. Step out of your comfort zone and guest blog on other blogs in your niche. The most successful bloggers are the ones that are not afraid to have back-and-forths with their visitors.

Why I Hate Blogging But Do It Anyway

 

You know it, I know it. We’re supposed to blog. Blogging helps with SEO. It leads to backlinks. It fills out your website and provides value to your audience. Heck, I’m pretty sure it’s gluten free and full of freaking antioxidants, too. Blogging is super important. I get it. But I’m gonna let you in on a secret. I hate blogging. I get overwhelmed by the task.

I can’t organize my thoughts, I get caught up in the research, and I never know where to start. The whole process makes blogging seem like a way bigger deal than it should be. It’s daunting, knowing I have to churn out content every 10 weeks. I’m busy! Surely, I have more important things to do. “I’m just swamped, I can’t find the time to blog”, is always there for an excuse. I could get out of blogging, but I don’t. I dig in, and I get it done. Begrudgingly, I never miss a blog. Here’s why.

Show what you know

A blog is the perfect way to show your expertise and share your knowledge with others. Use your blog to both give value to your audience and establish yourself as a thought leader. It’s easy to say you can do something – use your blog to prove it. Go deep on a subject, think critically, and table new opinions or discussions. The more people see you flex on a subject, the more they’ll trust your abilities as a consultant or collaborator in that domain.

Set an example

If you’re a senior leader at your organization, it’s easy to write off blogging as a low level task. No one will argue when you say, “I have more important things to do.” You probably do. But what sort of example are you setting? What does it say about blogging as a task, and more importantly, your company culture? You’ve stressed the importance of content marketing – shouldn’t you be a proponent of content production? By being part of the blog schedule, you’re setting an example. You’re showing that you, too, need to stay up-to-date on the industry everyone needs to get their hands dirty. You’re the foreman who comes down from his office and gets on the assembly line. From the top down, everyone needs to keep learning – even you.

When you teach it, you retain it

Sweeping changes to privacy rules happened this year because of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In April, I was like “what the heck is a ‘GDPR”.Some people research topics like this so they are able to relay the information to others and teach it. There’s the belief that you don’t truly know something until you’re able to teach it. Use blogging as an excuse to become an expert on a topic, and use the blog itself as your classroom. With these three reasons in mind, I’ve managed to overcome my blog block. That’s not to say I haven’t spent time staring at a blank word document, unsure of where to begin.

Utilize your blog time with a structured approach.

Once you have a topic, do your research and make a rough outline. Run it by your team or content editor and revise before jumping into a first draft. From there, it’s rinse and repeat until your draft is ready for publishing.

Get back to writing

If you’re reading this, we might be alike. You, too, may hate dislike blogging. You might be procrastinating or putting off your blog right now! We all have those tasks we’d rather pass off, but we know the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. So vaya con Dios, get out there and blog, you badass blogger, you.

About Advertising Here

All you do is click on the box saying “Advertise Here” under the post or the ones on the right on the side of the website, add your email and name and link of your website and title of your banner. and upload your banner image. It is in pixels (as in 125 x 125 pixels, or 180 x 150 pixels ) Then make your payment via Paypal with your debit card or credit card.

Banner ads are shown on a per week basis for the ones on the right side or per month for the ones placed under the post.The ones under the post will be the same ads seen when you are reading the posts as you scroll down to read the articles.I can’t do anything to change to a different ad for each post at the moment.

Paypal may attempt to get you to create an account with Paypal,  but you don’t have to do that.
Then all ad space banner submissions are put under review and with any luck your ad should be published.
Donations are accepted via Paypal as well. There is no refund for making a donation as those are ones that people decide  to offer.

I only have this method of payment.If you make your payment and you want to cancel it, I will try to send back the payment via the method of payment made. But please be absolutely sure you wish to buy advertising as I might run your ad, process the payment and take it for granted that you really do wish to advertise here. I don’t do repeat refunds if someone changes their mind suddenly after ordering.

Having said all that, there is no obligation for you to buy anything or donate if you don’t wish to.I don’t mind people who are browsing. But if you do, your contribution is truly appreciated and I will spend it wisely.

Disclaimer On Submitting Articles

Sometimes the owner of this website (Joanne) will at times share articles written by other people,  or from within the WordPress Reader, but will always try to keep the  link to the original writer or person who wrote the post in with the article or post.

That’s why when people submit posts that they leave an original link back to the writer of the post if possible to give credit.

Ideally the articles submitted should be at least 500 – 600 words and with a featured image as well.I will not allow posts on politics beacause it is too contentious and none about sex or explicit content.

Good ideas include what bargains did you see this week? what would you consider to be a bargain? what ways do you find that elusive bargain and what shops,stores or thrift shops are your favourite?

What Is This Blogging Thing?

 

By: Martin Andrew

Everybody is raving on about blogs, it seems everyone has one, and it seems that everyone is telling you that if you want to get on in Internet Marketing you need one too!!

But what exactly is this Blogging Thing?

OK well like everything else, theres the Long answer, the short answer, and Martins Answer(often quite similar to the long answer, only, well, better:-) )

Blogging, Like MOST of the other New Trends, isnt actually new at all. Blogging has actually been around for quite some years now, I would probably say its Infancy was pre-2000 if I really wanted to push it back.

A Blog, or Weblog, is qute simply an Online Journal or diary.

BUT, thats not what people nowadays mean, when people talk to you about blog and blogging, they are really talking about using this blogging software to run your sites.

The Simplicity and design of the software enables even the most technically challenged to add updated fresh content to their webpages, basically if you can type and use Word, you can run a Blog, this in turn is why it is becoming ever so popular, and also why most people do use it for, or at least most people *Were* using Blog and Blog software to run little Personal Diary Blogs.

However, what it really is, is a way to have a regularly updated website related to your business or theme at the push of a button.

Here are the three most popular “blogs” at the time of printing this, they probably will remain like this for a long time, but although these are “Blogs” they are more along the lines of an actual real content website, rather than a personal diary type blog.

# 1
Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things
67,001 links from 19,265 sites.

# 2
Engadget
65,581 links from 14,884 sites.

# 3
PostSecret
PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard.
By frank warren
21,503 links from 12,892 sites.

The MAIN Difference between a blog and a standard website, is the fact that bloggers tend to be more personal, tend to leave more of a personal stamp on their work. Thats why those first two sites above are WAY more popular than if they had just been a standard impersonal website.

DON’T let this blogging craze confuse you, its really not that complex, or infact that different to things you may already be used to, dont worry about this whole “Blog Revolution” thing, it is more of an evolution than a revolution, and the evolution involves websites and online business in general, not blogging on its own, blogging has simply become a tool to enable the following things –

Through free services such as Blogger, anyone anywhere anytime can start a website, without having any technical knowledge.

Through blogging software, it has become easier and easier to add fresh orginal content to your website on a regular basis,

Bloggers share information, ideas and thoughts with eachother through reading eachothers blogs and talking about them on their own blogs,

Those are the simple elements of what blogging is.

When you start looking at the software running the blogs, and the functions it has, you can see even more benefits, and why it is much much more than just “a Weblog” I am talking about, I want you to understand that blogging is an ESSENTIAL part of your entire marketing campaign, along with Article Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, and all the other aspects I cover, blogging is essential.

BECAUSE, Not only does your average blogging software enable push button content updates, BUT it also has the ability to do a MULTITUDE of the mundane tasks we have to undertake to build our traffic up to our websites.

Your blogging software can pretty much take care of all your on page search engine optimization AUTOMATICALLY!! All you need to do is post new content!!

Blog softwares can automatically reformat your content into different code types readable by different types of technology, with a little help, your blog could kick out pages viewable in Web Browsers, Palm Pilots, Mobile Phones, and perhaps the best one at the moment is RSS!!

Yes, your blog will easily produce a reformatted version of your webpage that can be syndicated by other sites, read by people directly on their desktops, and much more!!

I do cover a wide range of advanced blogging tactics which I won’t go into here as I would be here for TOO Long!!

Quite simply, a blog, is a software to Power your websites, how you decide to use it is up to you, but one thing I WILL STRESS here at the end is that the whole idea behind the fact that blogs are easy to use is to use them well, and update them regularly, to see the full benefit. Its because of this fact, that a good blog should be updated regularly to get the most benefits, that most blogs are really quite a personal type weblog but DON’T let that start to limit your thinking about what you can do with a blog, look again at the top 3 blogs, go to Technorati.com and look at the biggest blogs.

Don’t you think, actually, that most of the big blogs look more like a magazine now, rather than a journal or diary?

Remember what I said about evolution and not revolution?

You can use a blog for whatever you want, all I stress, is MAKE SURE you use it, and use it every day(or as often as you possibly can regularly)

Thats it for that, more will come soon, thanks for reading!

 

Author Bio
After being involved with Internet Marketing for some time, Martin has decided to share his Ideas and Experiences on Succesful Online Marketing.
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Be sure to check out Martins tips and Tricks, and follow his experiences in Success @ moretrafficplease.com/notes.

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Dollar Tree Haul — Little Darlings

Do you spend too much money at Target? I know I do! I have recently started exploring the Dollar Tree to try to save some money. It’s so hard for me to stay home with my kids ALL day without leaving the house. I get cabin fever after a few hours, and head to Target […]

It is interesting what you can buy for $1.wipes for $1. and some essentials like toilet paper can be bought fairly cheap if you know where to go.

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