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Try Chromebook for a Look at the Future of Computing

If you only buy one gift for yourself or others this holiday season, make it a Chromebook to stay safe online. They’re going to be the future of computer use. Educational institutions are shifting to Chromebooks and no longer investing in Windows or Apple computers. They have the advantage of being simple to use, while offering a very secure operating system. Chromebooks are revolutionizing the way we think and use computers.

Chrome OS was launched six years ago and the system has steadily been gaining converts. The cost and price point make them perfect for schools. Users have access to the Share to Classroom extension that connects all students in the classroom to the same webpage.

They’re equally at home in the office, featuring the best of Google and an array of apps for creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations. At home, users can stream in crystal clarity, download music, play games and engage in all their normal activities at blazing speeds.

The OS integrates exceptionally well with existing technologies and provides a superior level of security on multiple levels. The company says the OS is so secure, users can eliminate antivirus software. That’s particularly important in a time when hackers everywhere, not just in cosmopolitan cities. Even those in rural areas must safeguard against the unscrupulous.

Chromebooks come in all sizes and styles to accommodate anyone. They’re light, thin, portable, and offer extreme versatility. Depending upon the chosen model, they flip from a tablet to a laptop. Prices begin at as little as $149 and the operating system is available on multiple brands, ranging from Acer and Dell and to Samsung and Toshiba.

The computers utilize the Chrome OS with cloud storage so you don’t need as much RAM, which significantly increases operational speeds. The hard drives are smaller and you get 100 GB of Google Drive storage free for two years.

The security measures alone make Chromebooks a prime choice. They combine all the computing power of a bulky desktop or laptop in a small, compact machine that can go with you anywhere. They’re fast, affordable and equally applicable for home, work and school use, while offering state-of-the-art security across multiple levels.

By |February 3rd, 2016|Products, Reviews, Save Money|0 Comments

The Perfectionist’s Guide To Public Speaking by: Matt Kramer

My buddy Matt Kramer has written an exponential book about public speaking being in toastmasters for over 3 years I’ve seen word championship speakers & Matt is one I look up too he knows his stuff when it comes to getting 100% of the rooms attention it’s been a pleasure to see him grow and get this book published. If you are new to public speaking or are a professional speaker we all can learn something From Matt. Download his book to your kindle or get his audio book what are you waiting for its FREE!!!!  The Perfectionist’s Guide To Public Speaking by: Matt Kramer  For more info about matt visit : TacticalTalks.com

The Perfectionist's Guide To Public Speaking by Matt Kramer

How would you like to…

Shed your primal fear of public speaking and be able to speak in front of anyone, anytime?

• Get a restraining order against your internal critic?

Free yourself from the constant pressure of having to be “perfect”?

• Build powerful, memorable messages and deliver them with confidence?

• Read the best book ever written

• Do all of the above (except the last thing) and maybe smile while you’re at it?

If yes, you will definitely, most likely, maybe, sorta like this book. [The last sentence was put through a lie detector test—results inconclusive.]

The book takes you on a journey through the eyes of the author, Matt Kramer, a perfectionist who was once petrified of public speaking. You’ll read about his embarrassing speaking moments as well as the raw, internal thoughts that once crept into his mind time after time. Lastly, you’ll know after reading this book that there is hope for you—that public speaking is not just for the Tony Robbinses of the world. It’s for anyone who dares to break through their self-imposed barriers. Matt tells you how he overcame his fear of public speaking…and how you can, too.

Inside You’ll Find:

8 methods to control nervousness while waiting your turn to speak

• How to avoid forgetting what to say (Including one thing you should NEVER do)

• Several bad jokes

• How to construct a presentation from nothing but a blank slate

• The secret to winning the war against your inner critic

How to deliver: From your seat to the final call to action

How to thoroughly prepare for your next presentation

• The most effective way to stop saying ah, um, and other filler words

• Other stuff and at least one good joke

So, only one thing left to do go get his book here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Perfectionists-Guide-Public-Speaking/dp/1517773393 

By |January 24th, 2016|Public Speaking, Success, Toastmasters|0 Comments

3 Things to Consider When Choosing an Influencer


With big brands like Chloe, Mercedes and Capital One jumping on the social influencer marketing trend and using them to increase brand visibility, and help more people notice their ads, small business owners would do well to get on the same train right now. A smart person once said, “stocks are gold when the taxi driver on the street hasn’t heard of them”. The same thing applies to marketing strategies. Now is the right time to get into social influencer marketing before it becomes public knowledge and the market becomes saturated and fiercely competitive.

To do this. However, you’ll need to know what to look for in a social influencer. Choosing the right social influencer for your campaign is just as important as the ad campaign itself. Align your brand with the wrong influencer and you’re wasting money. That said, here are the things you need to look out for before choosing a social influencer to promote your brand and products.

Reach, Influence and Relevance 
Social influencers are often selected regarding how much influence they exert over their audience and the size of their audience. However, please note that reach isn’t the most important metric out there. The relevance is also extremely important.
You might want to resist the urge to look at parameters like unique visitors, and instead, focus on how relevant the audience is. For instance, a gardener with 200,000 Youtube subscribers is less important than a travel blogger with a reach of 50,000 on Pinterest if you’re a hotel or restaurant looking to increase your reach. Influence is also key. How much engagement is apparent from their social platforms? Is there increased interactions and activity from every post, picture or video upload? How rabidly do their audiences consume their content? These will help you determine if they are the right fit for your brand.

Trust and Credibility
These days, marketing without credibility is a total crock. People are more likely to buy from people, personalities and brand they trust than those they don’t. So, if you’ll be picking a social influencer, you need to be sure that their audiences trust them and think of them as credible.
Check out their interactions on their platforms to see if they have the necessary clout. More important, see if they have a lot of sponsored content and posts on their websites or social media platforms. This is important because influencers with less sponsored content are more likely to be taken seriously and trusted than those without.

Platforms and Rate
These are also very important if you want to succeed with your campaigns. Some platforms just don’t work well with certain brands. For instance, image or video based platforms work better for food and restaurant brands. So, look at their platform(s). Some influencers have multiple presences on multiple platforms. So, check to see if they are a good fit for your brand. Then, there’s also the issue or pricing or how much they will be charging for their services. Whatever prices they throw at you, always know that you can negotiate their rates. However, you want to be considerate and offer a worthwhile rate.

Social influencer platforms like Neoreach have made all these very easy. With Neoreach, you will find social influencers who have a history of consistently delivering great results for brands at reasonable rates. If you don’t want to go through all the stress of manually sorting them out, NeoReach’s social influencer platform is the best place to find instantly and interact with influencers whose information, data, and ability to deliver excellent results that are verified.

As a freelance writer and small business owner, Oscar King enjoys creating articles for his readers with information on running a smooth and effective business. If you would like to learn more about Oscar, you can check out his google+ profile.

By |January 6th, 2016|Guest Post|0 Comments

Get Savings on Your New Website Design & Computer Repair

Most people know me as a successful entrepreneur, marketer and owner of NickThrolson.com, and through my blogs, reviews and tips for success. What many don’t know is that I provide Web design services, computer repair and virus removal, SEO services and website management. I’m currently offering special pricing on five-page WordPress website design and on computer repair and virus removal.

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I’ve had a love affair with computers since my first encounter with them in grade school. I’m an IT specialist and develop applications, graphics, multimedia and GUIs. I’ve been designing websites since 2006. Through Throlson Web Design, I create professionally designed websites that are search engine friendly and can be hosted on any service. Sites are built on the best CMS platforms with WordPress.

The sites are easy to manage and update yourself with no special expertise needed. For those who don’t have the time, I also provide website management. As a business owner myself and computer professional, I know what businesses and entrepreneurs need in a website to generate leads and sales. I create responsive design websites that are optimized for SEO and mobile devices and I offer free quotes.

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I provide services throughout Riverside, Jurupa Valley, Eastvale and Inland Empire in Southern California. Even with Internet security programs, it’s still quite easy to acquire a virus, Trojan or malware on a computer and removing those unwanted obstacles for optimal performance is just one of the services I offer.

An increasing number of sites are being hacked, opening the door to identification theft through viruses and other applications that are surreptitiously installed on computers. The unwanted items are sophisticated and often require services like mine to eradicate. Others engage my services to perform a wide variety of repairs on their computer that saves money and eliminates the need for purchasing a new machine.

I’m currently offering special pricing on computer repair and virus removal for computers utilizing Windows operating systems at just $99.99. I’m also offering savings on simple, five-page WordPress website To obtain a free quote for any of my services, visit NickThrolson.com/free-quote/, email me at nick@throlson.com, or call 951-282-7693.

By |December 25th, 2015|Computer Repair, Website Design Services, Wordpress|0 Comments

Affiliate Ball 2016 at Affiliate Summit West I’ll be there will you?

The Affiliate Ball taking place on January 11th during the Affiliate Summit has decided to have a “west coast” theme. In addition to already having E-40, one of the hottest artists out, we’ve added Tha Dogg Pound! For those that might need a little refresher on them, they’re most known for the growth of west coast hip hop. Their collaborations include hits with Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Warren G and many others. They’re on Dr Dre’s “The Chronic” and also Snoop Dogg’s “debut album “Doggystyle”. The Dogg Pound is also working on a follow-up movie to “Straight Outta Compton” called “Dogg Pound 4 Life”. This movie will show what happens after “Straight Outta Compton” which all revolves around the Dogg Pound. Surprise guests will be at the Ball. You never know who will show up. 😉
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Dr. Dre’s son Curtis Young will also come and perform his new single as well. He’s been casted to play his father in the upcoming Dogg Pound 4 Life movie”.  The Affiliate Ball will also feature a fun girl trio behind Jenes Carter and also a special performance by industry rock band “Megapixel”.  The AFFY’s Awards will be presented to a few more of our industry’s finest.maxresdefault (1)Darren, organizer of the Affiliate Ball says, “This will be the party that will shock our crowd with all of the hit songs by both artists. We’ve decided to have a west coast theme for the Affiliate Summit West. We’re also bringing back our superstar DJ, DJ Diamond. He gets our crowd hyped all night. I’m super excited for this one. I guarantee this party will be one of the best ones yet.  Action packed to say the least.”RSVP is open at AffiliateBall.com Sponsorship’s are also available. For more details please contact us at info@affiliateball.com.

Promo video seen here https://youtu.be/bnC3orZy2i0

By |December 18th, 2015|Events|0 Comments

Law of Attraction

What is The Secret?

The Secret book, the one that claims to empower its readers with the biggest secret of the world through which they can live the life they have always dreamt of, is a huge rage and rightly so. The practitioners of the secret swear by its miraculous effects in their lives and strongly believe in its authenticity and efficacy. So what is this big secret that is helping people achieve happiness, prosperity and good health? The secret is nothing but the ‘Law of Attraction’.

The Law of Attraction is pretty simple in theory and principle; it simply states that like attracts like. According to this law, whatever is happening in one’s life at the present moment is the result of his/her past thoughts. As per this law, when a person thinks positively, he attracts positive results and when that same person thinks of negative thoughts, such as those of failure and loss, he ends up experiencing the same.

How Law of Attraction Works

According to The Secret book, the knowledge of the law of attraction is the key to using it to one’s advantage. By knowing how the law of attraction works, one can alter one’s thought pattern and lifestyle in order to attract anything that one might desire, be it love, health, wealth or professional success. Here’s how you can use this potent law to transform your life and make all your dreams come true.

Visualize It

Whether you want to be rich or you want to have a harmonious relationship, simply close your eyes and visualize it in your mind. Visualize yourself living like a wealthy person or sharing a happy moment with your partner, depending on what it is that you want. Try to visualize as vividly as possible, with all the little details you can think of. The clearer your visualization, the better shall be the results.

Believe It

Now that you have started visualizing your dreams coming true, it’s time to believe it and believe it with all your heart and mind. Your faith and belief need to be absolutely unshakeable. Believe that you have become rich or that you have a beautiful relationship with your partner. Faith is one of the strongest forces and it shall take you even closer to your dreams; no wonder they say that faith can move mountains!

Experience It

With consistent practice of visualizing and believing your dreams coming true, you will soon start experiencing them in your real life. The world will present unexpected opportunities to you and will open new gateways that will make the biggest of your dreams come true. What would have once seemed impossible will soon seem every bit probable.

All you need to do is- Visualize, Believe and Experience!

By |December 13th, 2015|Success, Webmaster Tips|0 Comments

Companies at the forefront of your privacy. Should you use ExpressVPN?

ExpressVPN

In short, yes. Everyone should be using a VPN.

As more internet snoops seek to harvest and control data, many believe a VPN will soon be as essential as the internet itself. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) protects you by routing all of your internet data through a secure network, making it impossible for others to record your activity. ExpressVPN goes even further, by using 256 bit key encryption as standard. This essentially means there is not enough computing power on the planet to hack it.

ExpressVPN has a host of benefits, not least the pure speed at which it operates. Indeed, there are no caps at all on speed or bandwidth, making it a market leader in functionality. There is also a staggering 99.9% uptime, with servers in over 78 different countries.

The Service You’ve been Waiting for

Modern operating systems demand a robust internet connection. ExpressVPN is a provider that lets you run things your own way. Businesses increasingly need more control over their digital output, as governments and organisations increasingly seek to wrestle that control back.

A trustworthy VPN provider is essential If you are transmitting, or even looking at, data sensitive materials online. Not only will it keep your connection private, but it will also keep no record of anything you do.

When your computer network is connected to the internet, a lot of what you do can be tracked and recorded. Operating Systems have long offered a great deal of control over your offline content, now ExpressVPN grants you the same control over your online activity.

Would you let your competitors go through your laptop?

Everything on the internet can be copied and abused. So it’s comforting to know ExpressVPN treats your privacy as a priority. If a government or competitor tries to gain access to your internet data, they will be wasting their time and effort. This is truly liberating, as it takes any privacy concerns away. Indeed, there is literally nothing to worry about, as ExpressVPN keep no logs of your browsing activity. Spend your time doing what’s best for you and your business, without worrying about who else isn’t.

Social Media for Business

Social Media has become the de facto way for businesses to reach their consumers. It’s cheap, easy and accessible to everyone. A Facebook like can greatly expose your business to larger markets. But many countries have limitations in place that could interfere with your business interaction and promotion. Some countries block it entirely, making a VPN connection as essential as the computer it runs on. But it’s not just the usual suspects. Any government could decide that Facebook is illegal, then censor it. Unlikely? Look at the list of countries that this has happened in.

The Facebook Like button is awash over many 3rd party sites, not just their own. As is the Twitter share button. This is how people communicate today. They are essential tools when promoting business. Having no access to them would be extremely detrimental. ExpressVPN will ensure you are always able to reach your customers.

ExpressVPN offer a fast, affordable, and reliable internet solution. An essential and trustworthy solution for any privacy concerns.

By |December 3rd, 2015|Guest Post, VPN Services, Website Security|0 Comments

Successful 2015 Black Friday Deals

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This deal is good from November 27 till November 30, 2015.

 

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Optin Monster WordPress PluginOptinMonster is the best plugin for growing your email list. It is created by Syed Balkhi, founder of WPBeginner. We use it on our site and have seen as high as 600% increase in our subscriber growth.

There are tons of other case studies like Yoast doubling his signups and adding 10,000 subscribers in a month and more.

OptinMonster allows you to create beautiful popups, slide-in forms, floating bars, full screen welcome gates, and several other high-converting optin forms. It comes with great features like built-in analytics, A/B testing, exit-intent, smart user and page targeting, and much more.

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By |November 26th, 2015|Split Testing, Web Hosting, Wordpress|0 Comments

Free Stuff is Just a Click Away with Amazon Review Sites

If you’ve ever wondered about those reviews on Amazon that says, “This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review,” wonder no longer. There’s a treasure trove of products that you can obtain for free or at significantly reduced cost from Amazon sellers by providing honest, quality reviews through Amzreviewtrader and Snagshout.

To sell products, sellers need reviews. New entrepreneurs can’t wait around for months in the hope that someone will try their products and leave a review. To achieve those essential write ups, sellers are willing to make a limited number of their items available for free or at deeply discounted costs. Those participating in review programs are required to stipulate that they received the item in exchange for an honest review.

To become a reviewer at AMZ Review Trader, simply sign up and create your profile. AMZ Review Trader provides members with a premium profile that allows merchants to easily find and choose you for their offers.

New offers are posted daily and how-to guides aid in improving the quality of reviews, allowing you to receive more deal opportunities. Reviews must include the obligatory information that you received the product at a discount in exchange for the review.

At Snagshout, sign up with your name and email address. Once your information has been verified you’ll receive instructions on how to link Snagshout with your Amazon account. To participate, click on the deal you want to snag and check out with the promotional code that will be provided. New members are allowed to participate in one deal at a time, but that number will increase to up to five deals.

After trying the product, leave your review with the required “This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for an honest review.” A review should be posted within two weeks of receiving the item and members agree not to resell the product.

The opportunities at AMZ Review Trader and Snagshout provide anyone with the means to try new and exciting products at free or drastically reduced costs. It’s a mutually beneficial prospect for buyers and sellers. Entrepreneurs and companies obtain the critical reviews they need on Amazon, while providing consumers with unparalleled deals.

By |November 17th, 2015|Reviews|0 Comments

Help my ‘Beard/Stache Raise $1,000 for Men’s Cancer Research

November is a special month for me. I’ll be growing out my facial hair during the month of November to increase awareness about prostate cancer and raise funds for the Movember Foundation through its MOVE 30-day fitness challenge. My goal is $1,000.

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One in 7 brothers, fathers, grandfathers and friends around the world will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. I’ll be growing my moustache for this important cause and even if you can’t grow a ‘mo, you can donate to the cause at my Movember member site. Donations can be made privately – not all contributions are displayed to the public.

Founded in 2003, the Movember Foundation is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health. Its MOVE event has raised more than $650 million and funded 1,000 breakthrough men’s health programs in 21 countries.

Through the Movember Foundation’s MOVE initiative in November, funds raised will be invested in prostate and testicular cancer research, mental health programs for boys and men, and physical activity projects that encourage them to be more physically active. One-hundred percent of the funds raised are used to facilitate research and implement the health programs.

The vast majority of men are reluctant to even talk about the diseases and delay seeking medical assistance. Approximately 14 percent of men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives and it’s the second leading cause of cancer death in men. The progression of the disease is relatively slow and men often don’t show any symptoms until the disease is advanced.

While not nearly as common as prostate cancer, the prevalence of testicular cancer has steadily increased in the U.S. over the past 10 years, but when caught early men have a 95 percent survival rate. Unfortunately, many men don’t perform monthly self-exams or see a doctor when they do discover a lump.

You can help make a difference for boys and men throughout the U.S. by going to my Movember page during November 2015 and making a financial contribution to help me reach my goal of $1,000. I’ll be growing a moustache to support the cause and I invite everyone to participate.

By |November 2nd, 2015|Awareness|0 Comments