Friday, June 29, 2012
WWW.OPTOUTPRESCREEN.COM - Are you annoyed with the junk mail offers for credit and insurance and other stuff you'd rather not get in your mailbox? Well, so was I, until I finally did something about it. After retrieving handfulls of junk over and over and having to look hard to find stuff that was really important, I finally did some research on the subject. The link below is exactly what was found from one of our government websites. It is for real and it worked. On May 19th of this year I had sent in the printed and signed form for my wife and I and I've now noticed a whole lot less junk in our mailbox. Of course you'll get the usual newsprint stuff from your local grocery store and whatever. But, the credit card offers have stopped for the most part. I say that because you will not stop getting stuff from people you are already doing business with. You will have to send them letters requesting them to stop sending the junk individually. So, without further hesitation, just copy and paste or enter by hand the website and at the bottom of the first page click on the blue link that will take you to the next page to fill in some simple stuff including your name, address, social and phone number. Then, they'll have you print it and you sign it and stick it in an envelope and send it off. There is a faster way too. Why am I telling you the above then. I don't know, I must have overlooked the electronic opt out selection in the middle of the three. The first button is to opt in, whoever might need that, I don't know. Anyway, the electronic opt out selection would be the fastest way for it to happen for you. I just entered our two kids into the program as I was starting to see them get offers for credit cards and crap in our mailbox. They are in college and they don't need to be getting this stuff here already. They will have plenty of time for getting credit in the future if they really want to. I've been trying to educate them on saving for things and paying cash so not having to waste money on interest to give to the banks. I'm sure they'll have to learn the hard way just like everybody else though. Okay, go take care of this if you do nothing else today. You'll be glad you did.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Here are the all time results of purchases made on my Amazon astore. I've not taken the time to format it so read carefully and you'll see the full price paid for the item and then the 4% ad fee or commission that's credited to my account. I won't get paid until it reaches $100. But, I just wanted to show you how fun this can be using Google's Blogger and Amazon's affiliate astore. These are both free. All you have to do is read and learn how to make it work. It took my a while to figure out and now I almost feel like a pro. So, what are you waiting for, get going. Don't spend all your time on Facebook, okay? ;) The Vow, Amazon.com, $12.99, 10.01%, 1, $12.99, $1.30 The Vow Amazon.com $12.99 10.01% -1 $-12.99 $-1.30 Books America: A Concise History, Volume Two: Since 1865 Third Party $39.40 4.01% 1 $39.40 $1.58 Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Thinking, Writing Third Party $51.26 4.00% 1 $51.26 $2.05 Marriages and Families, Census Update (6th Edition) Third Party $27.50 4.00% 1 $27.50 $1.10 Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography & Styling Amazon.com $17.70 4.01% 1 $17.70 $0.71 The Bedford Handbook with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA updates Third Party $38.92 4.01% 1 $38.92 $1.56 Camera Nikon COOLPIX AW100 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS and Full HD 1080p Video (Blue) Amazon.com $268.99 4.00% 1 $268.99 $10.76 Kindle Tablet devices Kindle Fire, Full Color 7" Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi Amazon.com $199.00 4.00% 1 $199.00 $7.96 Mobile Electronics Deft Dante 360 Rotating Black Kindle Fire Case (One-Piece Folio Kindle Fire Cover Multi-angle Vertical and Horizontal Stand With NO VELCRO) Third Party $22.95 4.01% 1 $22.95 $0.92 Tools & Hardware Whirlpool 4396841 PUR Side-by-Side Refrigerator, Push Button Fast Fill Water Filter, 1-Pack Amazon.com $32.93 4.01% 1 $32.93 $1.32
Okay, not exactly that but let the web show you what you might like based on your previous keyword search experience. Cookies are fine when they are the good ones loaded on your computer by the web. I've selected an Amazon widget ad to give you suggestions based on those cookies on your computer. Let's see how it works. Here's the ad banner.
Either you like Amazon or you don't. Maybe you've never tried ordering anything from there. I was hesitant at first but once I tried it, I'm a regular shopper now. It's first on my brain when I think of something I need. I'll go there and search for the product and usually buy it as I'm not in any hurry and I can wait a few days or more for it. I really don't like driving to the mall or wherever and buying anything anymore. It's just too much work and hassle. The best part for me is the product reviews. People like myself will take five minutes and more to write up their impression of the products. Where else can you go to find that information? You can buy just about everything at Amazon I think. Sometimes it's fun just to browse around and see some unique and different things that you never thought of. Who knows, you might find something you really like. I'm getting to the point now of a recent product I found when I wasn't even looking. Periogen. I've used it twice now in my Water Pik and it feels good after I'm done cleaning my gums. You can read about my review of this product in a recent post I made here and also a review I did on Amazon if you care to go searching. Hit up the ad below for Amazon to browse or shop a bit for a change if you like. The Kindle Fire is all the rage now it seems. Check it out!
Saturday, June 2, 2012
I'd like to offer something new to everyone. If you've done your homework you might have read about how cross linking can up your ratings with Google search. I've found it the hardest thing to try and convince people to cross link with me. Either they don't understand it or they are just lazy or both. No matter. I'm taking matters into my own hands now. Are you with me or do you stand alone? I will start by posting your link to your website, webstore or whatever, here on my blog underneath my links section. I'd like to ask that once you see that I've added your link, add my link to your page. It's that easy. Then, if this starts to get going I will create another page or website devoted entirely to our new linking family. If you can imagine the web that we can build on our own and all cross linked, wow. What this means is you will not only add my link to your page but you also add others. Ideally, we would all have the same links on each of our pages. Think about that for a moment. We can do this. I've just added my oldest brother's and his wife's Amazon store link to my links section. It only took 30 seconds to do. I then decided that today's post would be about that and my new idea. I urge to get going and do the same as I've just done. Send me your link first though. ;) Update: 8/7/12. I forgot about Google's Panda project. If you do a search on it you will read all about how they have upgraded how Google now indexes relevant web sites. From what I gather, cross linking is not the best idea any longer, text is. Cross linking cannot hurt though if done properly and not abusively. Care to give it a shot?
Friday, June 1, 2012
Nothing new to post today but I thought I'd let you know where I'm at. As I go from one thing to another I'm actually looking ahead at other things I need to be doing at the moment. Yesterday was my annual physical exam. All good but I will have to come back several weeks later to get the urine analysis to see how all the levels are. Each year they've been good but the cholesterol was nearing 200 and my doctor put me on Red Rice Yeast supplements about two years ago. One a day brought the cholesterol level down about 10%. He said, 'Just imagine what it would do if your took two of those a day'. I thought to myself, yeah, it would cause a hernia in my budget for those pills are around $1.00 each. I learned from him that the 'statin' drug came from this herb. You can Google it and find out about it. Now, since the patent has expired on the drug I'm assuming it's a lot cheaper now and generic. I was going to ask my doctor about it but I just now realized that I didn't remember to ask him. I'm waiting for a generic version to come out and hopefully get it cheaper than a dollar a day. But, with a lot of drug companies today, the generics are not a profit maker so we are in short supply of the cheaper drugs you and I need now. So, I got off on a tangent again. I'm signing off for now. Stay productive, you hear? Oh, here's something you might like. Now, I'd get one of these baby's!